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Living Democracy 2019

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 9, 2014
Lifelong Writer Publishes First Book
Lifelong Writer Publishes First Book

At the age of 83, Betty Jean Tucker of Linden is doing anything but slowing down. Recently, Dr. Tucker published her book, “On a Darkling Plain: Stories of the Great Depression”, from Livingston Press. The book is a collection of short stories. The first story, “Callie”, was published in 1951 when the then Betty Jean Foxhall was only 19.

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
May 27, 2014
Council, Forum Show Politics in Action
Council, Forum Show Politics in Action

City Hall is often the center of activity in small towns. Within its walls citizens can pay their bills, report a problem or learn about community events.  As a Living Democracy Fellow, I work closely with City Hall to ensure that my summer projects are city approved.

By Cristiana Shipma

Last Updated: April 04, 2019