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 Well folks it’s that time of year again for the Titus Fire Departments MAZE OF TERROR ranked as one of the best haunted houses in Alabama. This is our 13th year of operation and I feel this year will be one of our best, hands down. Admission this year is $10 per person with plenty of free parking and a great concession stand with all kinds of food and drinks. We will be open every Friday & Saturday night starting Oct. 3rd and ending Nov 1st.Our times will be from 7PM to midnight.This will be a totally hair rising experience throughout the entire house plus an Enchanted Forest of the dead. We have had too many people who could not make it pass room 3 and there is 10 rooms in all plus the Enchanted Forest. This house is not for YOUNG CHILDREN. Also noAlcohol or Firearms aloud on the grounds. We can only allow 5 people in at a time so if you have a big group (Please work it out before you get to the door.)
BECAUSE IT WILL SCARE THE YELL OUT OF YOU

Directions from Major Interstate: take US Hwy 231 north out of Wetumpka and follow the 4 lane until it turns into a two lane and go 6 miles and turn left at Kim’s Conoco Station on to Titus Rd. (Co Rd. 29) and go approximately 6 miles and you will see the signs. From Clanton, take hwy 31 south to Co. Rd.22 and turn left, go approximately 14 miles to Kelly’s crossroads, there will be a caution light there, turn right on Co. Rd. 29 and go approximately 8 miles and you will see the signs.
Call for more information 334-399-0623 or 300-6857. If anyone above the age of 18 would like to volunteer to help in our rooms please call.


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Cain's Chapel Fall Bazaar

Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Cain's Chapel Fall Festival October 17th & 18th 10 a.m. to 1p.m.
Homemade baked goods, frozen casseroles, crafts , used jewelry and plants for sale.
Lunch will be served tickets available for both days.
Cash or check accepted

Cost: Lunch only price $10.00
Phone: (334) 563-2375
Event url: www.cainschapelumc.org

Venue

Cain's Chapel UMC

96 Lightwood Road
Deatsville, AL 36022

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Set-up to begin on Halloween alternative at Garrett ColiseumPosted: Oct 31, 2014 6:11 AM CDTUpdated: Oct 31, 2014 6:41 AM CDTMONTGOMERY, AL -Set-up will soon get underway inside Garrett Coliseum for tonight's Halloween Spooktacular.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's office, Montgomery Police Department and Alabama State University are offering a safe alternative to trick-or-treating door to door.

Organizers invite businesses to set up booths at the coliseum and pass out candy. Children ages 11 and under are invited to the Spooktacular Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

With Halloween falling on a Friday this year, Montgomery Sheriff's Chief Deputy Derrick Cunningham believe more kids will be out to trick or treat.

Cunningham is urging parents to make sure children are under supervision at all times, and for parents to check all candy before giving it to their kids. Experts say children are two times more likely to be killed while walking on Oct 31.

In fact, Montgomery police say half of all accidents where children are hit happen on Halloween.

Copyright 2014 WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved.


    More Event IdeasMore Fairs and Festivals Eventscharis crafters home for the holidays crasft show at Wetumpka Civic CenterFriday, Nov 7, 9:00 AM Titus Bluegrass Festival at Titus Community Center, Titus, ALFriday, Oct 31, 10:00 AM Coosa River Whitewater Festival, 28th Annual at Wetumpka Alabama and the Coosa River below Jordan DamFriday, Oct 31, 10:00 AM More Events at Cain's Chapel UMCMore Events on October 31, 2014Fall Festival: light the night at Hunting Ridge Church Of GodFriday, Oct 31, 6:00 PM "Halloween Party 2014" at Blue IguanaFriday, Oct 31, 9:00 PM Halloween Night Only! at Bass Pro ShopFriday, Oct 31, 10:00 AM





    Cornfield County Farms is a family owned agritainment business that includes a corn maze, sunflower maze, pumpkin patch, hayride and more family activities. We are located in the Redland Community in Wetumpka, Alabamahttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Cornfield-County-Farms/189227581236428?sk=timeline&ref=page_internal 

    12 Alabama haunted houses that will scare you silly this Halloween1 / 12Photo from House of Horrors in Mobile, Ala. Photos from various haunted houses in Alabama. 2014. (House of Horrors)Amber Sutton | asutton@al.comPrintAmber Sutton | asutton@al.comBy Amber Sutton | asutton@al.com
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    Haunted Houses 2014Photo from Sloss Fright Furnace. Photos from various haunted houses in Alabama. 2014. (Sloss)Amber Sutton | asutton@al.com

    With only a few weekends in October left, those looking to get in on the scaring season only have a few more nights before Halloween to visit some of Alabama's fear-inducing haunted houses.

    Whether your nightmares consist of evil clowns, gruesome gore, chainsaws, or something worse, there are plenty of horrifying haunts across the state looking to keep you screaming in suspense.

    If you dare, here's a look at 12 Alabama haunted houses that will scare you silly this Halloween.

    Haunted attraction: Warehouse 31
    Location: 3038 Lee Street, Pelham, Ala.
    What to expect: Warehouse 31 is entering its second season with two main attractions. The first of which is Rigamortis, a traditional haunted house with hospital, graveyard and junkyard scenes. There is also a 3-D experience that brings to life artwork, as well as terrifying creatures.
    Highlight: The 3-D portion of the attraction is billed as the largest in the state.
    Family friendly? Not recommended for children under 13, but up to parents' discretion.
    Click here for more information. 

    Haunted attraction: Haunted Lester Hospital
    Location: 30338 Lester Road, Lester, Ala.
    What to expect: Lester Hospital closed in the early 90s but employees claim to have seen strange occurrences within the walls of the old hospital. These tales include scenes of paranormal activity, a woman in a blood-covered dress near Todd Lake and another  woman slurping motor oil by Baptizing Branch. Who knows what you might see as you pass through the halls.
    Highlight: "It is actually a old hospital that has been shut down for years and has had a ton of people die there and the drive out to it is scary," said owner Brian Todd.
    Family friendly? No age restrictions, but probably should accompany children 12-and-under.
    Click here for more information. 

    Haunted attraction: Arx Mortis 
    Location: 4051 Highway 72 Killen, Ala.
    What to expect: Recently ranked as one of the ten best haunted houses in the nation by USA Today, this gigantic, horrifying clinic contains freaks and oddities and mutilated victims all anxious for you to join them. There's also a new laser tag area with evil clowns behind every corner.
    Highlight:  "There are three makeup artists that work with airbrushing equipment as well as creme makeup, and they have developed their skills over the years to incorporate latex "wounds" and other 3D effects, as well," said co-owner Vinny Grosso.
    Family friendly? "We do rate ourselves PG13 due to intensity, gore, and realism," said co-owner Vinny Grosso.
    Click here for more information.

    Haunted attraction: Sloss Fright Furnace
    Location: 20 32nd Street North, Birmingham, Ala.
    What to expect: Fright Furnace takes place every year on the haunted grounds of 130-year-old Sloss Furnace. Sloss Fright Furnace Producer Robert Yarbrough said the attraction is comprised of three trails, the original trail, the Woods trail and Outbreak. On Outbreak, brave souls run for their lives from zombies through a series of obstacles.
    Highlight: "You descend in a dark, covered slide about a little over 100 feet and you really can't see your feet or legs hanging down and you can't see two feet in front of you, but you're moving along at probably 15-20 miles per hour," Yarbrough said about the blind slide in the Wood Trail.
    Family friendly? Fright Furnace is not advised for children under 13.
    Click here for more information.

    Haunted attraction: House of Horrors
    Location: 3250 Airport Boulevard Mobile, Ala.
    What to expect:  House of Horrors features an onslaught of fear factors contained within the darkness of a 45,000 square foot building. There's also the X-Maze to consider if you're looking for even more horrifying thrills.
    Highlight: The X-Maxe is a fun feature for those brave enough to take on its mix between total darkness and theatrical lighting.
    Family friendly? Parental discretion is advised.
    Click here for more information.

    Haunted attraction: Nightmare Chambers
    Location: 760 Middle Street, Fairhope, Ala.
    What to expect: Nightmare Chambers invites those brave enough to take part in indoor and outdoor attractions designed to tap into the type of horrors that will make guests lose sleep.
    Highlight: Nightmare Chambers features an array of unique special effects designed to make a lasting impression.
    Family friendly? Nightmare Chambers is not recommended for young children.
    Click here for more information.

    Haunted attraction: The Haunted Hollow
    Location: 1000 Ben Brown Road in Valley, Ala.
    What to expect: The Haunted Hollow features three attractions, including Finn's funeral home, village of the dead and spinal tap. Whether you're afraid of clowns, werewolves or the dreaded Beulah witch, it's bound to be a bone chilling experience.
    Highlight: The Legend of the Beulah Witch, which revolves around the murder of 13 children in 1923, offers a terrifying back story for Finn's Funeral Home.
    Family friendly? It's not advised for young children.
    Click here for additional information.

    Haunted attraction: Insanitarium 
    Location: 320 Miles Spring Road, Pinson, Ala.
    What to expect: Insanitarium features an insane asylum theme that revolves around Dr. Ausnemen, a crazed man who brings terrors to life through his experiments on the living and dead.
    Highlight: The belief that the building where Insanitarium is hosted each year is truly haunted adds an extra element of excitement.
    Family friendly? Parental discretion is advised.
    Click here for more information.

    Haunted attraction: TownScare: Malice in Otherworld
    Location: 903 Main Avenue, Northport, Ala.
    What to expect: Malice is the Otherworld features a twisted take on "Alice in Wonderland" by centering around a strange girl sent to an insane asylum and the mayhem that follows.
    Highlight: With a unique take on such a classic tale, Malice in Otherworld offers a completely unique experience.
    Family friendly? Parental discretion is advised.
    Click here for more information.

    Haunted attraction: Pope's Haunted Hayride
    Location: Lee Road 724 in Salem, Ala.
    What to expect: With 21 years in the business, Pope's Farm is sure to scare even the bravest of attendees thanks to its array of spooky attractions, including a haunted hayride, haunted barn, haunted forest and a zombie paintball safari.
    Highlight: "Our new attraction this year is the zombie paintball safari," said Troy Pope. "You get on a wagon with a mounted paintball gun, and you ride through the woods and shoot live zombies. People who have been out love it."
    Family friendly? It's not advised for children 12 and under.
    Click here for additional information.

    Haunted attraction: Hollis Haunted Chicken House
    Location: 7522 Highway 431, Heflin, Ala.
    What to expect: Put on by the Hollis Fire Department each year, the Haunted Chicken House is a traditonal haunted house with more than 40 live actors in rooms based on classic horror films. The attraction also includes a maze, hayride and 20 foot slide.
    Highlight: "We have one of the largest mazes in the South," said organizer Dan Hopkins. "Another popular attraction is our vortex tunnels, where you walk across the bridge with a vortex tunnel going around you. It gives the feeling that the bridge is turning upside down."
    Family friendly? Parental discretion is advised.
    Click here for more information.

    Haunted attraction: Atrox Factory
    Location: 8404 Parkway Drive, Leeds, Ala.
    What to expect: Atrox is an indoor attraction journey through the mind of mad scientist, May B. Slain. "It's live interactive theater with a horrific twist," said Kyle Holman. The factory is a walk through Slain's human experiments, complete with monsters, demonic presences and ghosts.
    Highlight: The year's factory features five new scenes. Atrox also offers meet and greets with celebrities from the horror film genre such as Sean Whalen from "The People under The Stairs," "Sleepaway Camp's" Felissa Rose and Alex Vincent from "Child's Play,"
    Family friendly? Not recommended for children under 12 years old.
    Click here for more information.
     

    Looking for haunted houses close to home? Have a look at several articles about region specific attractions in the state:

    Mia Watkins, Victoria Pruitt and John Corrigan contributed to this article.


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    Wednesday, Nov. 5th - Sunday, Nov.  9th

    Alabama Frontier Days

    Fort Toulouse







    Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Chamber Quarterly Luncheon

    Wetumpka Civic Center

    Featured Speaker: Steve Meany, Information Transport Solutions, Inc.

    Register Here:

    http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=nv9iegjab&oeidk=a07e9zjqzta44a6cb78



    Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014

    Small Business Saturday

    Small Business Administration

    https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/shop-small/

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    Saturday, Nov. 8th - Dec. 21st

    Thursdays, Fridays &  Sundays

    Noon - 4 PM

    Saturdays

    10 AM - 4 PM

    Christmas Faire

    Alabama River Region Arts Center

    300 W. Tallassee Street, Wetumpka


     

    Calling all artists and artisans...

    For six weeks from November 15th thru December 21st 2014, the second annual Christmas Faire will be held every Thursday thru Friday and Sunday from noon - 4 PM and Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Alabama River Region Arts Center at 300 W. Tallassee Street in Wetumpka. The Arts Center Lobby and Hall will be filled with trees and decorated tables to display quality local handmade gifts and decorations.

    Cost for displaying your items is free for ARRAC members and $20 for non-members.  We can arrange for the $20 fee to be paid from your first sales.  Christmas trees, tables and other display set-ups are available but the best space is limited to "first arrivals".  ARRAC has limited jewelry cases and display racks for cards, so please feel free to bring your own displays. Highly valuable items can be locked up over-night. Checking inventory "in and out" accommodations will be made for those artists planning other short-term arts and crafts shows such as Christmas on the Coosa.  You do not have to stay with your work, but volunteers are welcome.

    Advertising and marketing will consist of Community Calendars in local newspapers, ARRAC’s website and Facebook page, as well as flyers distributed around the community and at upcoming functions. A copy of the flyer can be provided to you for your own mail list, or an electronic version in PDF format can be emailed for your email list distribution. Exhibitors are required to submit a photo and/or a sample of each item to be sold along with the application.  Products will be juried in.  Only personally handcrafted or assembled items will be accepted.  **No import trinkets are allowed. ARRAC reserves the right to refuse entry. If an entry has been misrepresented in any way, the exhibitor will not be permitted to participate and space rental fees will be forfeited.**

    For more information call Theresa Wayne at 334-300-9394, or

    leave a message at the Arts Center by calling 334-578-9485.

     

    - See more at: http://www.arrac.org/index.php/christmas-faire#sthash.YKtLNI7s.dpuf





    Elmore County Countywide Clean-up Days To better serve citizens, the Elmore County Commission is partnering with Advanced Disposal to host free Countywide Clean-up Days. Every other odd numbered month (normally on the second Saturday), Elmore County residents are invited to bring all household and lawn trash to the cleanup sites. All tree limbs must be no longer than four feet and no more than six inches in diameter. Items that will not be accepted include appliances, batteries, paints or thinners, oils and gases. The cleanup is for residents; sorry no contractors. In addition to the above mentioned items, you may drop off recyclable materials during these same hours at these sites. The recyclable materials accepted are paper, plastics 1 and 2, cardboard, aluminum, and tin cans. For more recycling opportunities, please visit www.elmoreco.org. The Elmore County Commission offers this service FREE of charge to citizens. For more information please contact Advanced Disposal at 252-0458.
    Saturday, November 8, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    Old Highway Department in Kent (GPS 32.620, -85.950) From Tallassee, follow Hwy 229 N towards Kent. Turn left at the 4-way stop onto Channa Creek Rd (CR-44). Location is 100 yards on the right across from the softball field.  From Eclectic, follow Channa Creek Rd past Weldon Rd. Location will be on the left just before the intersection of Hwy 229 and Channa Creek Rd. across from the softball field. Old Highway Department Shop in Holtville (GPS 32.637, -86.329)  From Hwy 111 N to Slapout, turn right onto Hogan Rd. Location is on the right. From Deatsville, take Hwy 143S to Coosa River Rd. Turn right onto Holtville Rd. Turn left onto Hogan Rd. Location is on the right.Crenshaw Park, 1371 Crenshaw Rd, Wetumpka (GPS 32.586, -86.265)  From Holtville, follow Hwy 111 and turn right onto Crenshaw Rd. Location is past Cain Rd on the right.  From Wetumpka, follow Hwy 111 and turn left onto Crenshaw Rd. Location is past Chapel Rd on the left.2014 SCHEDULE LOCATIONS & DIRECTIONS Elmore County Countywide Clean-up Days 2 Approved on 11/25/2013 Old Sweeten School (GPS 32.556, -86.370)  Hwy 14 towards Millbrook. Turn right on Ingram Rd. (CR-3). Go past Myrick Rd to an abandoned lot on the right before Harris Rd.  From Millbrook, take Hwy 14 and turn left on Ingram Rd. Go past Myrick Rd to an abandoned lot on the right before Harris Rd.CEWSA Redland Rd Facility (GPS 32.509, -86.119)  Near Intersection of Dozier, Firetower, & Redland Rd. Follow Redland Rd. N. Location is on the left just before Windy Ridge Rd. Emerald Mountain Equestrian Center (GPS 32.469, -86.107) From Rifle Range Rd to Old Ware Rd. before Emerald Mountain Parkway. Location is on the left on Maple Crest Cr. County Judicial Complex, 8935 US Highway 231, Wetumpka (GPS 32.564, -86.195) Hwy 231N across from Tutwiler Prison. Take 2nd left into the Judicial Complex north parking lot.  From Hwy 231 S take the 1st right into the Judicial complex north parking lot. Shaylee's Place Service Station, 17047 US Highway 231, Titus (GPS 32.667, -86.253)  From Wetumpka, follow Hwy 231 N to Titus. Location is just before the intersection of Hwy 231N & Titus Rd. on the left side of Hwy 231.Old Central Transfer Station (GPS 32.678, -86.117)  Follow Hwy 9 to W Central Rd (CR-80). Location is at the corner of CR-80 and Mt. Zion Rd. Annex Building Town of Elmore, 485 Jackson St, Elmore (GPS 32.541, -86.315)  From Hwy 14W & Hwy 143, turn left on AL-14 W/AL-143S towards Millbrook. Turn right on Politic Rd. Cross the railroad tracks and take immediate right onto Jackson St. Town Hall is on left and location is in the parking lot past Town Hall.  From Deatsville, follow Hwy 143S, turn right on Politic Rd. Cross the railroad tracks and take immediate right onto Jackson St. Town Hall is on left and location is in the parking lot past Town Hall








    Event Name:

    STOCKTON SAWMILL DAYS

    Hosted By:

    Stockton Heritage Association

    Mailing Address:


    P. O. Box 127

    Stockton, AL 36579

    Contact:

    Lynn H. Bozone

    Phone:

    251-937-3738

    Where:

     Baldwin County's Bicentennial Park in Stockton, AL, 1.5 Miles North of I-65 on St. Hwy 225

    eMail:

    lbozone0@gmail.com

    DATE OF EVENT:


    NOVEMBER 1, 2014

    Hours: 9:00 -4:00 PM

    Admission: Adults $10, $15 at Gate, Children (6 yrs to 12 yrs) $5, under 6 yrs old Free

    Comments:

    All proceeds go to helping us get a museum in our community. Thank you for your time and support.


    2nd Annual Stockton Sawmill Days, Nov. 1, 2014, Stockton, AL -Step back in time as Stockton celebrates its history and heritage as a sawmill town. Draft animals pulling logs; professional lumberjacks demonstrating log-rolling, pole-climbing, crosscut sawing, & boom-walking, lumberjack sport camp where pros teach young & old art of log rolling & crosscut sawing; living history demonstrations - basket making, spinning, weaving, horseshoeing, blacksmithing, syrup making, gristmill, Indian camp, cooking in cast iron pots, piney wood oxen & sheep & others. Churn butter, shell corn, gather eggs, hunt for treasure in sawdust pile. Juried “folk art”. Live music. Buck dancing contest. “Hayride History Tour” of park compliments of Bald. Co. Dept. Archives & History. Flap jacks & syrup, sawmill biscuits, tomato gravy, fried catfish & cheese grits, cracklings, turnip greens, corn bread, BBQ, funnel cakes, buttermilk pie, plus: For more info. or to purchase earlybird tickets on line - www.stocktonsawmilldays.org



     

    For More Information on Wetumpka Senior Center's Calendar of Events, Click Here:

    http://www.cityofwetumpka.com/Default.asp?ID=522

     


                                              

    Small Business Administration Online Webinars

     

    Free Affordable Care Act 101 webinar covering healthcare reform and your small business hosted by SBA and Small Business Majority. Click to RSVP todayAffordable Care Act 101 Webinars

    SBA and Small Business Majority will host a free Affordable Care Act 101 webinar so small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces.

     

    In addition, Spanish-speaking small employers throughout the country can join representatives from SBA, HHS and Small Business Majority for ACA 101 webinars in Spanish. Below are the registration links for the upcoming Spanish-language webinars, which will be held every other Tuesday throughout the fall.

     







     

    Humane Society of Elmore County Events Click Here



    Alabama Bass Trail Events Click Here



    Alabama Cooperative Extension System  - Elmore County Extension Activities & Events Click Here


       Alabama Nature Center at Lanark, Millbrook Events Click Here


    Wetumpka Depot Players Events Click Here


    Millbrook Community Players Events Click Here


    Venture Outdoors TV Show featuring Wetumpka, AL Click here


    Wind Creek Wetumpka Hotel & Casino Schedule of Events:

    http://windcreekwetumpka.com/Calendar


    1-866-WIND-360
    100 River Oaks Drive
    Wetumpka, AL 36092


     


     DRIVER'S LICENSE EXAMINATION OFFICE CLOSED ON THURSDAYS

     The Alabama Dept of Public Safety's Driver License Division will adjust its days of service in Wetumpka in June to maximize resources. Currently, the Wetumpka Examining office, at 303 Hill Street, is open from 8 A.M. to Noon and from 1:00 pm to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. Beginning the week of June 16, 2014 the office will be closed on Thursdays. For additional details on this office or other Driver License services, visit the Alabama Department of Public Safety's website at www.dps.alabama.gov.


     

    Wetumpka Police Department offers Citizen Firearms Training

    The Wetumpka Police Department will conduct citizen’s firearms classes at Wetumpka Police Department headquarters at 208 Marshall Street. Class size is limited to 20 participants and those attending must preregister. Classroom work will be from 8 am – noon, a break for lunch and the class will resume at the department firing range. Items needed for the class are a firearm, approximately 50-100 rounds of ammunition, a baseball cap, protective eyewear (sunglasses etc.) and a pistol permit, if applicable. Cost is $10 which is payable upon registration at Wetumpka Police Dept. 208 Marshall Street. Call for upcoming class schedule (334) 567-5321.

    Classes are 8:00 AM - Wetumpka Police Headquarters  208 Marshall Street, Wetumpka, AL



     

     National Active/Retired Federal Employees Association Chapter 1985, meets the third Friday of each month at the Front Porch Grill in Millbrook On Hwy 9, (Behind Rite Aid) at 8:30 AM for Breakfast/Coffee. For Info call (334) 799-2261 Tom Karrh, President. (TomKarrh@hotmail.com or Tom Karrh at 334-799-2261).

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    Tom Karrh President NARFE Ch1985
    758 Karrh Rd
    Prattville, AL  36067
    334-799-2261

    www.NARFE.org 



     



     

    Downtown Redevelopment Presentation of downtown concept plan November 7, 2013

     

    DocumentsWetumpka Concept Plan PresentationKick-off Meeting PresentationScope of Work MediaCity Council OKs plan for downtown projectPlanning Board hears pitches on downtown project

     

    Other InformationTax Incentives for Historic Buildings For questions or comments please contact David Robison atdrobison@cityofwetumpka.com City of Wetumpka awarded $450k for Revitalization with Community

    Development Block Grant

    Read the full article here:

                                                                                           

     

    SAVING OUR HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BUILDINGS

    WAKA Interview with Glen Halbrooks and Exec. Dir. Vanessa Lynch

    Saving Historic Buildings in Downtown Wetumpka

    Pancake Breakfast Coverage:

     



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    ARTWALK WETUMPKA

    Artwalk Wetumpka has begun courtesy of  Hope Brannon, Carol Hickman and Mark Harris, with the help of Public Works and Wetumpka Pride. They have brought beautiful art work to vacant storefronts in downtown Wetumpka! Come see the unique art designed by local artisans depicting the way of life in Wetumpka with artwork on Company Street, Court Street, East Bridge St., Hill Street and Commerce Street.





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    VIDEO: Women's Small Business Month- How to Start and Grow Your Business

    Starting a business takes motivation, desire, and talent. It also takes planning and preparation. In this video, you will learn the many ways SBA helps women have the tools they need to succeed—from providing counseling and training through Women’s Business Centers, Small Business Development Centers, SCORE, and SBA District Offices in every state. You will also hear from Jules Pieri, Co-founder and CEO of Grommet. Jules is currently the Entrepreneur in Residence at Harvard Business School and was named one of Fortune Magazine's Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in 2013.

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    Join the Minority Business Development Agency and SBA for a webinar on how to prepare to do business with the federal government. Learn how SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program helps socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs gain a foothold in government contracting.

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    SBA and PayPal Present: How to Export Online

    Learn about a new tool for exporters – PayPal Passport – as well as several US government tools to help grow an online business in markets around the world. Join us Thursday, November 6 at 2 PM ET to find out about:

    • New trade corridors
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    Take Your Small Business Global!

    Join us to learn how to get paid for – and how to finance – your export sales. Discover four commonly used international methods of payment and loan programs specifically designed to help exporters during this webinar on Wednesday, November 12 at 12 PM.

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    Nominate a Business for the 2015 National Small Business Week Awards

    Are you a small business owner with an amazing success story to tell?  If so, submit your nomination today for the 2015 National Small Business Week Awards. Nominations are currently being accepted online at http://awards.sba.gov.

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    8 Ways to Boost Sales of Your Small Business Services

    Struggling to differentiate your businesses’ services against the competition? Hoping to close more sales, but not sure how to do so with your limited resources? Here are eight surefire ways to increase your small business sales.

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    Free Affordable Care Act 101 webinar covering healthcare reform and your small business hosted by SBA and Small Business Majority. Click to RSVP todayAffordable Care Act 101 Webinars

    SBA and Small Business Majority will host a free Affordable Care Act 101 webinar so small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance marketplaces.

     

    In addition, Spanish-speaking small employers throughout the country can join representatives from SBA, HHS and Small Business Majority for ACA 101 webinars in Spanish. Below are the registration links for the upcoming Spanish-language webinars, which will be held every other Tuesday throughout the fall.

     

    How and Why to Determine if Your Business is “Small”

    Small business size standards define the maximum size that a company can be to qualify as a small business. These standards are used to help determine whether your business is eligible for SBA’s small business programs, including financial assistance. Here's what you need to know.

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    Reflections on the I-Corp Training Experience

    The I-Corp program helps scientist-entrepreneurs become more business savvy rooted in applying the principles of “evidence-based customer discovery” as they develop their prototypes. Here's what that means.

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    Santuck Flea Market

    7300 Central Plank Road/Highway 9, Wetumpka, AL 36092

    OPEN:  11/1/14, 12/6/14

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    An outdoor flea market with more than 450 booths featuring arts, crafts, antiques, novelties,

    imports, food, and more.The Santuck Flea Market is open the first Saturday of each month

    from March - December from daylight until 2pm. RAIN OR SHINE.

    Santuck Flea Market and Santuck Community Center are owned and operated by community volunteers.

    All proceeds benefit the Santuck Volunteer Fire Department, Santuck Community Center, and various community needs. Each month a different church or civic organization operates the kitchen in Venable Hall to raise much needed funds.

    Prices: Free admission, free parking available

    Phone: 334-567-7400
    Link:
    Santuck Flea Market

     



     


     


     

    SAVE THE DATE!!!

    The Wetumpka Exchange Club Bass Tournament

    Saturday, September 5, 2015

    6 AM -2 PM

    Gold Star Park

    1st Place $2,000

    Call Haywood Robbins for more info (334) 567-5456





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    LAKE JORDAN BASS TOURNAMENT  - FEBRUARY 14, 2015

    All regular season tournaments are single-day team events held on Saturdays. A mandatory registration and pre-tournament meeting will take place on the preceding Friday, beginning at 5:00 P.M. Each team member must check in in person at the designated site during official registration and present a valid fishing license and proof of boat insurance. See 2015 rules for complete details and refund policy.

    Registration & Pre-Tournament Meeting

    February 13, 2015
    Wetumpka Civic Center
    410 South Main Street, 
Wetumpka, AL 36092

    Registration: 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
    Pre-Tournament Meeting: 7:00 P.M.

    Launch & Weigh In

    February 14, 2015
    Boat Check &amp: Bonners Landing & State Boat Ramp

    Blast-off & Weigh In – All Anglers
    State Boat Ramp
    Boat Ramp Road

    Fish Size: 12 inches on Largemouth and spotted bass
    Off-limits Areas: Within 100 yards of the ramp at the State Boat Ramp

    Accepted Species

    Largemouth, Spotted and Smallmouth bass

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