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August 23, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Friday, Aug. 23, 2013

Early weather, traffic and community news

CULLMAN — Good morning, readers, this is what's happening in your county today:


Cullman City Street Department’s patch crews will be working on 5th St. SE, 5th Ave. SE and 3rd Ave. NW. Sunset Drive is still closed; drivers should seek alternate routes.


Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1 a.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Calm wind.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 91. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 68.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66.

Best bets for today and beyond:

Chamber’s Fourth Friday Luncheon: The Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce’s Existing Business Committee will host the Fourth Friday Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. today, at the All Steak restaurant’s banquet room, 323 3rd Ave. SE, Cullman 35055. Speaker will be Cliff Vaughn, filmaker with Red Clay Pictures, who filmed documentary “Brother Joseph and the Grotto.”

Lunch is $15/person for members; $20 for “future” members. Reservations required; contact the Chamber office at or by calling 256-734-0454.

Cordage from natural fibers class: The Cullman Fiber Guild will sponsor a class on make cordage from natural fibers Saturday, Aug. 24, at Peinhardt Living History Farm. Instructor will be Daniel Hessler. Info: Carolyn Johnson at 256-734-0850 or bjohn781 at

Farm Y’all: This farm-to-fork festival will be held 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at the Festhalle Market Platz near Cullman’s Warehouse District. There will be local food, celebrity chefs, musical entertainment and contests, and vendors for cold drinks, chicken, produce for sale and homemade ice cream. Admission is free, so y’all come! Also, a giant watermelon contest will be held; local kids to participate in giant pumpkin weigh-in.

For more information, visit or contact the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce at 256-734-0454.

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