Covington Recreation Center

Local Spotlight: Covington Recreation Center

Can you believe school starts in less than two weeks?! Before it is time to hit the books, make time to splash around in the pool at the newly-renovated Covington Recreation Center in Opelika. What’s New This community staple, opened since 1962, was overdue for a complete renovation. Now, after a $1.8 million investment, the Read more about Local Spotlight: Covington Recreation Center[…]

Franky June's Weeny Wagon

New Business Spotlight: Franky June’s Weeny Wagon

For many of us, nothing signifies spring and summer like a hotdog covered in all the fixin’s. Add some crispy tater tots into the mix, and you have the perfect meal! Not to mention, you don’t need to do a bit of cooking, thanks to Franky June’s Weeny Wagon in Opelika. So, if you find Read more about New Business Spotlight: Franky June’s Weeny Wagon[…]

Cheetos in Opelika

New Business Spotlight: Cheetos in Opelika

Instead of Frito-Lay, think “cheese toast.” That is one of the main specialties served in a cup as Cup Toast  at Cheetos in Opelika, a new Korean fusion dessert café. A Taste of Korean Culture Cheetos in Opelika is the delicious idea of owner Gio Paulk, who along with her husband and business partner William, Read more about New Business Spotlight: Cheetos in Opelika[…]

Museum of East Alabama

Local Spotlight: Museum of East Alabama

In the past year, we’ve gotten to know our homes quite well. But what about our hometown? Or, for that matter, our home state? Grow more acquainted with where you live when you visit the nearby Museum of East Alabama in Opelika, AL. What is the Museum of East Alabama? Learning about history brings new Read more about Local Spotlight: Museum of East Alabama[…]

America’s Thrift Stores Location in Opelika

Now Open: America’s Thrift Stores Location in Opelika

Just because Christmas has come and gone doesn’t mean thrifty shopping should stop! It’s the perfect time to hit the new America’s Thrift Stores location in Opelika because new items arrive daily! A New Kind of Thrift Store For those of you who haven’t noticed, there’s a new store in the formerly empty space that Read more about Now Open: America’s Thrift Stores Location in Opelika[…]

Spring Villa in Opelika

Local Spotlight: Spring Villa in Opelika

With the promise of less humidity and comfortable temperatures upon us, now is a good time to get out and explore our community. One place worth a visit is Spring Villa in Opelika. Not only is it situated on 350 acres, it’s shrouded in mystery—perfect for the spooky season ahead! Spring Villa Park The Opelika Read more about Local Spotlight: Spring Villa in Opelika[…]

Twice Baked in Downtown Opelika

In the News: Twice Baked in Downtown Opelika

Local businesses fuel our local economy. When you purchase a meal, an outfit, or a book from a small shop or restaurant, you’re directly investing in our town—and the people who live here. So, if your stomach starts to rumble, you have a delicious decision ahead of you: picking out what kind of food you’ll Read more about In the News: Twice Baked in Downtown Opelika[…]

Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge

Local Spotlight: Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge

A staple of Lee County, Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge has weathered more than a century of traffic. The now Opelika-based bridge has gone through reconstruction and renovation, but its impact on the local community has continued to last through the decades. The Bridge’s Beginnings Erected in 1900, the Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge spans a dozen decades. The Read more about Local Spotlight: Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge[…]

Reasons to Love Living in Opelika

6 Reasons to Love Living in Opelika

When we think of where we want to live, we look at the area, weigh our options, and see if we actually see ourselves living there. Thankfully, Opelika checks off reason after reason of why we should plant roots here. Part of a growing community. Still rooted in Southern tradition. Dining and recreation options in Read more about 6 Reasons to Love Living in Opelika[…]

Wood Duck Heritage Preserve and Siddique Nature Park

Local Spotlight: Wood Duck Heritage Preserve and Siddique Nature Park

The Wood Duck Heritage Preserve and Siddique Nature Park in Opelika is for the birds. Literally! Part of the larger Piedmont Plateau network of preserves, the preserve and park stretches over 73 acres and plays host to birds and birders, alike. About the Preserve and Park Wood ducks and other waterfowl call the Wood Duck Read more about Local Spotlight: Wood Duck Heritage Preserve and Siddique Nature Park[…]