Ellie Falconer | Community Writer


'Krewe Krawl' brings Mardi Gras spirit to downtown Auburn

The third-annual Mardi Gras parade in Auburn, organized by Krewe de Tigris and hosted by the Auburn Downtown Merchants Association, brought local families and students downtown to watch around 45 floats throw beads and moon pies to the enthusiastic crowd.  

Mama Mocha’s — an inclusive spot for everyone

“I hate to use the term safe space,” said Sarah Barnett, owner of Mama Mocha’s in both the Auburn and Opelika locations. “I feel like it’s so overused. People know I’m very accepting, and Mama Mocha’s is a business who loves everyone.”  

Dogs cost cash: Be ready before adopting

“Think long and hard about it,” South College Veterinary Clinic receptionist and previous veterinary tech Dani Oates said. “Don’t just go because you want a dog or you just want a companion. Look at your financial situation and figure out if you can afford the services, especially vaccines and monthly [parasite] prevention.”

Cheap eats: ALDI coming to Opelika

Customers are encouraged to bring their own shopping bags and rent shopping carts by providing a quarter and receiving the 25 cents back upon return of the cart. ALDI does this to save the customer money and conserve resources.