A glimpse into the past

Imagine that the Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre was a lake complete with a dance hall and a merry-go-round, that the bank building downtown was the tallest building in Tuscaloosa, that the only way to get to Northport was to drive across a drawbridge, and that streetcars dominated the roads.

Vintage boutique opens in downtown Northport

Off Main Avenue in historic downtown Northport, a treasure trove of vintage finds awaits those looking to stand out in a crowd. This Ol’ Thing Vintage is a boutique specializing in pre-1975 clothing and accessories. Lori Watts, owner of This Ol’ Thing Vintage, has been collecting vintage finds for 25 years and opened up shop this past Valentine’s Day. Her expertise definitely shows, Jamie Cicatiello, friend and business associate of Watts, said. Cicatiello owns and operates the vintage store Grace Aberdean Habitat Alchemy.

Confections offered in Northport

Easter has passed, and the chocolate you gave up for Lent can return to your life. It’s come a long way since the days of bitter roasted brews consumed with reverence by various Mesoamerican subcultures. 

Kentuck Sidewalk Art Demonstration celebrates local art

By Taylor Woods Artists at Kentuck will bring the creative process, which they usually confine to their studios, into the light of day this week. The Kentuck Museum will be holding a sidewalk art demonstration Thursday on the sidewalk outside of the Kentuck gallery in downtown Northport. The event will feature a group of local artists who all specialized in different areas of art.