Media Recognition Archives
Article written by Sarah Cure, The Huntsville Times
Breathtaking surroundings, a first-rate space center, a lively downtown—and triplet sons—give Lisa Ceci and her husband plenty to do in her native state.
Travelers in search of umbrella drinks on warm beaches have plenty of appealing options across the USA. For those looking for a different type of trip, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has just released its 2010 Dozen Distinctive Destinations list, highlighting "cultural and recreational experiences different from those found at the typical vacation destination."
By Ben Abramson, USA TODAY
The Huntsville Times feature story by Deborah Storey
Huntsville, Alabama ranks in the Top 10
What is lying just down the road from where you live? What unexplored places are just a few gallons of gas away but you’ve never set foot in them? For me the main one has been Huntsville, Alabama, a nearby enigma on my personal map. It’s my daughter’s spring break, though, and I’ve got the itch to explore. The three of us pack up the car with only vague ideas of what we’ll be doing there, but we have four days to figure it out. Read more of Tim's Huntsville travel experience...
It all started when we had the idea of going to a AA Baseball game in each of the four major cities in Alabama: Huntsville, Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile. More and more Major League Baseball players are making the jump directly from AA to the big leagues and you can see these future stars in intimate stadiums at reasonable prices. We thought we’d see a few sights in Alabama, eat some grits and biscuits & gravy, pig out on barbeque and drink a lot of sweet tea, but what we experienced in Alabama really knocked our socks off. Tremendous food and gorgeous scenery. There were civil rights memorials that brought tears to our eyes, underground caverns that took our breath away and throughout the state we found a friendly, welcoming atmosphere that left us planning our next visit at the soonest possible opportunity. We started our road trip in Huntsville, the Rocket City. It got that name when German rocket scientist Wernher Von Braun moved there in 1950 to work on the American space program. Read more of Shady and Laurie's Rocket City experience....
At a time when the Huntsville/Madison County community has received nearly unprecedented
rankings and recognition for its job growth, technology creation, and quality of life, along comes its most lofty ranking yet - Kiplinger's Personal Finance #1 city in the U.S. in 2009.
2009 THEME: "The Quest for Black Citizenship in the Americas"