Time of Transition

To the Lincoln Community, Staff, Faculty, Donors, Volunteers, Parents and kids. It is again my great pleasure to write to the entire community in my capacity as the Chairman of the Lincoln Village Preservation Corporation Board of Directors. With this letter the Board is announcing what will surely be a bittersweet moment in our ministry. … Continue reading Time of Transition

Ocular Melanoma, Five Years Out

      This is Deadly, We're Sorry So they started by saying "This is deadly, we're sorry."  Five years ago today, February 23rd 2011 is a day that forever changed my life, for the better. I will retell the story briefly, so I can guide others to survival and also have the opportunity to … Continue reading Ocular Melanoma, Five Years Out

Power Tip: Redirect 1/2 of your State Income Tax to Lincoln Village

End of Year Appeal, with a Twist Over the weekend, you are likely to have gotten an appeal from a charity, perhaps one you've supported in the past. But, Lincoln is different from other things you support. Lincoln is completely Local. It affects families you probably encounter at some point living in Huntsville. Families with whom … Continue reading Power Tip: Redirect 1/2 of your State Income Tax to Lincoln Village

Dad, fifteen years later

So my Dad has been gone 15 years this morning. He squeezed more than most out of 74, almost 75 years and touched many many people. Many of them have written great stories and posts on the "I Worked at Bill's London Transit" FaceBook Page, and the Huntsville Revisted FaceBook page. He taught me so … Continue reading Dad, fifteen years later

Lincoln Academy Taking Applications

Who We Are Lincoln Academy is a church school which seeks to provide a high quality Christ-centered education to K-8 students who are zoned to public Title I schools. With the efforts of a devoted administration, faculty and staff, all students receive standards based, data driven instruction in a supportive environment to achieve their maximum … Continue reading Lincoln Academy Taking Applications

Four More Years

So its February 23, 2015, a milestone for me and my family.  Four years ago this morning I was diagnosed with Ocular Melanoma (OM), specifically a 14mm x 16mm x 2.9mm choroidal melanoma tumor inside my right eye. Most people who know me remember that I had an issue with my eye and often ask … Continue reading Four More Years

EOY Giving Thoughts…

So we're coming in on the end of another year. If you are thinking of making a bit more of an impact this year, consider an end of the year gift to one of these  movements in Huntsville, they are all amazing. Want to add one?  Just post it here. Village Marketplace, Inc. - A … Continue reading EOY Giving Thoughts…

The Land Trust & The Nature Conservancy

The outdoors are very important to me. I grew up on a farm north of Huntsville that was about 650 acres mostly leased out to a local cotton farmer called Buddy Darwin. The parts that Buddy did not use for row crops was a strip of mountainside that was heavily wooded and filled with deer and … Continue reading The Land Trust & The Nature Conservancy

What Matters Most?

Last Sunday a small group gathered in the entry to Leslie Rhett Crosby's ('83) lovely antebellum home downtown to honor departing Randolph Head of School Byron Hulsey.  As the current Board Chair, I followed the three prior Chairmen in rising to say something about Byron. City Councilman Mark Russell gave Byron a plaque from the … Continue reading What Matters Most?

Mapathon for Downtown Huntsville

There is a new event coming up in Downtown Huntsville called a Map-a-Thon.  It's a competition put on by Downtown Huntsville, Inc along with several friends and partners, including Solid Earth. Basically we are dividing the city into zones and recruiting teams to build models. Then, we'll score them on several criteria including accuracy and the … Continue reading Mapathon for Downtown Huntsville

End of the Year Giving Ideas…

So we're coming in on the end of another year. If you are thinking of making a little bit more of an impact this year, consider an end of the year gift to one of these social movements in Huntsville, they are all amazing. Want to add one, just post it here. Village Marketplace, Inc. … Continue reading End of the Year Giving Ideas…

There’s too much going on right now at Solid Earth, Inc.!

Two announcements in one day is heavy for us. But, there's another one! About 400 brokers in the Birmingham area are getting notices today that the Spring MLS API has been released for GreaterAlabamaMLS.com. For the first time ever, broker members can signup for an API key and interact with the MLS real time. Post … Continue reading There’s too much going on right now at Solid Earth, Inc.!