Trés Taylor: Alabama Folk Artist in a Revolution of Joy

    By Cara D. ClarkPhotos by Cara D. Clark and Marc Bondarenko Trés Taylor is a revolutionary in the finest sense of the word, from overturning his own career path to establishing a sense of harmony and healing in communities in the South. Armed with paint cans, brushes, and a sense of wonder, the Mountain Brook native’s mission now is one of hearts and … Continue reading Trés Taylor: Alabama Folk Artist in a Revolution of Joy

The Music Man : The Story of Fairhope Native Chauncey Packer

  By Jessica DeesePhotography by Nathaniel Thompson, Pensacola Opera, and John F. Martin   If Fairhope were a person, Chauncey Packer would pretty much be it.  A 2019 New York Times article about Fairhope described it as “a place for artists… and people of outsize character.”  It goes on to recount the influence of progressive educator, Marietta Johnson, and share the founding vision that Fairhope … Continue reading The Music Man : The Story of Fairhope Native Chauncey Packer

Kari Kampakis Gives Insight On Connecting With Her Teenage Daughters

Insight On By Kari Kampakis My oldest daughter Ella is a high school senior set to graduate this spring. She is ready – yet I am not. Honestly, it would be easier if I didn’t like her, but as things stand, I know I’ll miss her like crazy. She is the oldest of four sisters, the leader of the pack, the guinea pig that her … Continue reading Kari Kampakis Gives Insight On Connecting With Her Teenage Daughters

Hive Talkin’: How the Hargraves Love the Bee

Written by Frank Stickney and photos by Stephen Savage and Frank Stickney Sometimes fate just flies into your life, finds a hole in your house, and builds a hive in your walls. And by “fate” I mean bees, of course. Because that is exactly what happened to Becka and Brandon Hargraves, the hardworking duo whose livelihood is built on the backs of those very same bees … Continue reading Hive Talkin’: How the Hargraves Love the Bee

Kappa Alpha Psi’s Lasting Legacy

  Written by Jessica Deese and photo by Stephen Savage Beginnings As a child reared by hippy-ish parents of humble origins that love socializing with people, but aren’t club joiners, I wasn’t born into a sorority or fraternity family legacy.  There wasn’t a Greek system at my alma mater, so I missed out on a direct connection myself during my undergraduate years.  From my admittedly limited … Continue reading Kappa Alpha Psi’s Lasting Legacy

Meet Mobile Baykeeper’s Young Advisory Council Member and Area Lawyer

By Frank Stickney and photos by Kate Reali In Their Own Words is a special section in Portico Eastern Shore Magazine that highlights profiles of local residents. Each season, we get to know some of the people that contribute to our beautiful and unique community, and we tell their stories here. Here, we are featuring Sam Wilkes, Mobile Baykeeper’s Young Advisory Council Member and area … Continue reading Meet Mobile Baykeeper’s Young Advisory Council Member and Area Lawyer