Category: Fun Blog

  • The Bangor Cave Club

    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.

  • Translating Alabama-speak

    Translating Alabama-speak

    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!

    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, […]

  • This Old House, Our New Office: One Wall

    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 […]

  • This Old House, Our New Office: Termites and Beyond

    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. […]

  • This Old House, Our New Office: Chapter 1.

    This Old House, Our New Office: Chapter 1.

    It was just meant to be. For years, the sweet, neglected little bungalow style house beckoned to Greg Arcara every time he drove through Old Town Helena. Not on Main Street, but right down there on 2nd Street, sitting quietly under the shade of an overgrown tree; the For Sale sign perched in the yard […]

  • Sweet Home Strange Alabama

    Sweet Home Strange Alabama

    Location, location, location; the classic real estate mantra. Well, chances are if you are reading this, the answer you would give for one of the location blanks on a form is “Alabama”. Maybe you have lived here your entire life. Maybe you are new to the Yellowhammer State. Either way, there is a good chance […]

  • For Kids: Street Name Bugs!

    For Kids: Street Name Bugs!

    For kids, one of the fun things about moving to a new home is getting an entirely new address; although it can be a little stressful, too. Here is an easy, creative way to help your child learn and celebrate your new street name: create Street Name Bugs! Or Street Name Aliens, or Street Name […]

  • Pipes, Pets, and Plants.  Surviving Deep Cold in the Deep South.

    Pipes, Pets, and Plants. Surviving Deep Cold in the Deep South.

    Traveling back from Pasadena by way of Chicago during Polar Vortex 2014, I often found myself smirking with the knowledge that once we made it home to Hoover, we would enjoy superior weather and would be tooling around in flip flops in no time. We were still hovering self-righteously over the Illinois tundra in a […]

  • Surviving the Auburn/Alabama Madness

    Surviving the Auburn/Alabama Madness

    Well, it happened. After fifty years of living on the front lines of the Auburn/Alabama rivalry, I saw something today that surprised even me. There she was. Miss America wannabe, our beautiful Miss Alabama, previewing an official ensemble of Roll Tide meets Hancock Fabrics with a dramatic flair of Scarlett O’Hara thrown in. First I […]