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What sets your soul on fire?

SOLD: Phase I, Lot 14 of the first Russell Lands development on Lake Martin—Willow Point. We were buyer number SEVEN in 1972. Charles W. Davis, my father-in-law, along with my husband, Mike, built our home two years later. Like many, we had d...

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Enter as guests, leave as friends.

This place. I've always had family or friends who have their family place. In most cases, they have a name for their family place. Sometimes the name is generic, sometimes specific; sometimes owned by one family or by all the siblings; some ...

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Together – The family in the boat

The summer is tapering down. August is the last month; then, schools start back from the summer break. Plenty of weekends left before it gets cold, but the summer weekday morning sets unfortunately disappear (enter frowny-face emoji here). One ...

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Pre Season Wake Training

Last month in LAKE magazine, I discussed preseason training and looked at a few sports specific exercises that I’ve been using to accomplish more balance and strength. I briefly mentioned the use of cardio exercise and how HIIT- hi intensity ...

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Waterfront lot values rebounding

Scarce residential inventory drives up demand for waterfront lots With available waterfront residential inventory falling to levels not seen on Lake Martin for over a decade, potential purchasers are now buying lots at a faster pace. An ana...

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Russell Cabins at The Ridge

In last month’s Explorer, we published an article related toRussell Cabins. The article was mostly about the history of and the lifestyle afforded by Russell Cabins. Many readers were interested in the article, especially the part where w...

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Lake Martin and black bears

The black bear population in Alabama is not very larger per say, guestimated to be less that 400 but appears to be increasing with the number of sightings. From our Outdoor Alabama website, the Alabama dept of conservation & natural resour...

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Field testing new Victoria wakesurfer on Lake Martin

Testing testing and more testing( to me its riding , riding and more riding)….I guess technically you call it research and development. Last year I wrote about Victoria ‘ s wakesurf line testing grounds being here on Lake Martin. I h...

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Lake Martin tandem wakesurfing

Sometimes when your out on the wake, you gotta bring along a friend. Lake Martin is the testing ground for Victoria skimboards wakesurf line and I’m testing out a new big board and figured why not bring Vivi Dunbar along for a ride. The boar...

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