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July 16, 2014
What My Ten Weeks in Linden Taught Me
What My Ten Weeks in Linden Taught Me

As my time in Linden draws to a close, a bit of reflection is in order. A cliché question is in order, one that I have asked myself several times the last couple days: how has Living Democracy change me?

By Cristiana Shipma
July 3, 2014
Living in Linden: 20 Things That The South Has Taught Me
Living in Linden: 20 Things That The South Has Taught Me

Though I hail from the northern part of Alabama, I’ve realized that there’s a lot about the living in a small town in the South that is still foreign to me. During my ten weeks in Linden I’ve heard new phrases, learned news things about life in small towns and eaten foods I’ve never eaten before. And it has been one of the best experiences of my life.

By Cristiana Shipma
June 27, 2014
Residents Enjoy Local Art at Linden’s Second Annual Art Walk
Residents Enjoy Local Art at Linden’s Second Annual Art Walk

Local residents turned out to enjoy Linden’s Second Annual Art Walk on Friday, June 20. I enjoyed hosting the art walk that was the result of several months of coordination with my community partners, Kathryn Friday of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Brenda Tuck of the Marengo County Economic Development Authority.

By Cristiana Shipma
June 17, 2014
Summer Activities Keep Linden Youth Busy
Summer Activities Keep Linden Youth Busy

As hot weather hits, the city of Linden is doing its part to make sure local kids stay active and cool this summer. The Linden Public Library summer reading program, “Fizz, Boom, READ!” started June 5. Over 103 people piled into the library’s conference room where local magician Allen Ham wowed both kids and parents alike with his mind-blowing tricks and illusions.

By Cristiana Shipma
June 3, 2014
West Alabama Offers Shrimp Surprise
West Alabama Offers Shrimp Surprise

When you think of good wholesome shrimp, you think of the beach. You think of pricey restaurants where your meal is $20 plus or fresh markets where you can buy a pound for $12. But if you live in West Alabama, you might just think about ponds full of shrimp and Dickie Odom.

By Cristiana Shipma

Last Updated: April 04, 2019