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Helena Market Days

If you’re looking for a home for sale in the Birmingham area and don’t know the territory well, Shelby Co.—just south of Birmingham—offers a great quality of life.

If you want a great community to live in with plenty of things to do, here’s one of many reasons why Shelby Co. is so popular.

Lots of folks love Helena Market Days, the annual summer farmer’s market that takes place along Buck Creek in Helena every Saturday from 8am until noon.

We thought we’d share some sights and sounds of Market Days from our visit on July 13th.  And nope, we couldn’t leave without some of those wonderful Chilton Co. peaches…they’re just plain hard to beat!

Here’s where you can find more information on Helena Market Days.

Enjoy the video!



Sandwiches, Shakes And Trivia At Montevallo’s Eclipse

If you ever wind up in Montevallo, a small but charming Shelby Co. community south of Birmingham, drop by for a visit at Eclipse Coffee and Books, and your taste buds will appreciate it.

I stopped in a few days ago and heard one of their sandwiches calling my name.  The Italian Panini, offering a blend of ham, salami, peppers and olive spread, was a definite treat:

Eclipse offers a variety of foods, baked goods, sandwiches, shakes and drinks for breakfast, lunch and dinner.   Nightly events include music, poetry reading and trivia contests.

The atmosphere is casual eclectic.  You’r likely to find anyone here, from a 20’s something student attending the nearby University of Montevallo, to a half century or more long resident making their regular visit…