The Fairview Strip is Finally Condemned, and It’s a Good Thing

The residents of Montgomery have pulled ahead in the ongoing match between people who care about this city, and Mike Watson. After the roof collapsed earlier this week on a building on Cloverdale’s beloved Fairview strip, a condemnation notice went up to announce Watson’s neglect. The notice answers Cloverdale’s question of whether the city would follow through on their public […]

Quarantine 2020: Lagoon Park

While Montgomery may not be known for its parks and trails, that doesn’t mean we’re going without them. It may take a little effort (with a dash of asking someone how to get there), but with the right motivation it’s not too hard to find an outdoor place to lace up your sneakers and get moving. As we all adjust […]

Creative Ways to Support Montgomery Businesses Right Now

Montgomery businesses have stepped up their game to continue providing for their employees and their communities, and it’s up to us to support them (from a safe social distance, of course). Some of these ideas require some, albeit minimal, contact with others. Some require none at all. However you support your community, I hope you’ll stay safe and stay home […]

Marauding Forward

This ain’t comfy, is it? As uncertainty becomes the only certainty, many of us are left wondering how we will make the necessary adjustments for life to carry on. My name is Liz Kurtz. I am the only designer, writer, or pirate behind Montgomery Marauder. I do this project for free because I like it, and that means it sometimes […]

A Hidden Gem in the Music Scene: Montgomery’s Own Josh Carples

Apple Music | Spotify | Amazon | YouTube | Bandcamp Local, Montgomery music is a seriously underappreciated scene, and it’s time we do something about that. Places like The Exchange and Sinclair’s East regularly provide us with live shows. Our underground punk rock scene is so wildly passionate, I’m thinking about getting a mohawk. We have an incredible, top-quality recording […]

The Cloverdale Playhouse Keeps on Giving: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Cloverdale Playhouse’s new season is upon us, and they’ve decided to only keep on giving us reasons to adore the incredible work they put on. Montgomery’s only community theatre is currently showcasing The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which portrays the adventures of an autistic teenager navigating life’s often unexpected challenges. If you need only one […]

The Only Ways to Do Valentine’s Day Right in Montgomery 2020

The Valentine’s Day list is back! I pulled the best from last year’s list and introduced a few new ideas for your Valentine-ing pleasure. The suggestions below are only the ones you absolutely need to know; be sure to view the calendar to see everything going on this Valentine’s Day. Eat your heart out at Liger’s Every year the beloved […]

Brunch at The House

Brunch at the House at the Renaissance has been marauded! Did you even know the Renaissance had brunch? Check out the menu here. The staff is, of course, used to serving hotel guests 99% of the time (as was evident when they explained what Conecuh sausage is to me), but that doesn’t mean they should keep this service a secret […]

How to Observe MLK Day in Montgomery This Year

March in the Parade Downtown Line up for the parade at 11 AM at Troy’s downtown Montgomery campus. I know Montgomery Pride United will be there, and you know they’ll let you march with them. Finally Visit the Civil Rights Memorial (it’s free for MLK Day!) The Memorial for Peace and Justice will have free admission in observance of MLK […]

There are Ice Bumper Cars in Montgomery! And, We Marauded Them

Sitting plainly on the decrepit and otherwise unassuming Atlanta Highway is Eastdale Mall, the uglier older sibling to Montgomery’s own EastChase. Eastdale represents a memory of times past: as the only indoor mall in Montgomery, half the businesses are empty and the surrounding area leaves everything to be desired. We know indoor malls are quickly becoming a thing of history, […]