Author: Donna Arcara
The Bangor Cave Club
In 1937, Alabama had the only underground night club and casino in America, the unique Bangor Cave Club in Blount County.
Rob’s TOP 5 Tips for Saving Money and Energy
Rob Dreher’s expert knowledge about how consumers can save significantly on home energy costs came from decades of working in this profession at Alabama Power Company. He is a Certified Residential Energy Auditor as well as a licensed REALTOR. Be on the lookout for Rob’s Monthly Energy Tips! 1. Let the arrival of your power […]
Bowling for a Miracle
Thank you, Friends and Associates! Because of all of you, the Bowling for a Miracle fundraiser we held on August 25 netted $17,000 that will all go towards building a special needs baseball field in Helena, Alabama. What a fun event, too! We had about 200 bowlers on 32 teams, including two lanes where we […]
Remembering April 27, 2011 and a Pretty Red Dress
Today marks seven years since the horrific weather event that forever changed the lives of so many of our friends and family. 62 tornadoes. 252 deaths. Over 2,000 injuries. That day made history, but as my favorite weatherman, James Spann, is wise to point out regularly, on any given day if your life is affected […]
If you are new to central Alabama, Welcome! We hope you enjoy this translation guide for local phrases; it might just come in handy when you are talking with native Alabamians. 1. “Who are you for?” Your new Alabama neighbors are likely to be friendly; they may even show up with fresh cut flowers or […]
Now Open! This is What it’s All About!
This is what it is all about. We are thrilled that our new office in Helena is now open. After months of dreaming, sweating, inventing, painting, cleaning, and coming up with some crazy ideas, the historic Nunnally House in Old Town Helena has been rescued back to its rightful personality. The Ribbon Cutting, Grand Opening, […]
Happy New Year!
This Old House, Our New Office: One Wall
We are having a great time renovating the little brown house on 2nd Street in Old Town Helena… once again, we are hoping the Nunnally House will shine as an honor to its past and a wink to its future. As our banner says, we are making progress! Our contractor, Miracle Bill, has continued to […]
Inspired by Aunt Nellie
I am not a Realtor; but I live with one. And after twenty three years of being married to Greg Arcara, I just now figured him out, unpredictably, through genealogy. The thing about a good, talented career Realtor is that there is no faking it; I’ve known for decades that Greg truly harbors a great […]
This Old House, Our New Office: Termites and Beyond
What’s going on with that little brown house on 2nd Street in Old Town Helena? You know, the one that sat on the market for 1500 days, a little saggy, a lot crumbly, and almost forgotten… it has now been properly adopted and will soon be the home of our Real Estate office, Arcara Residential. […]