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María Camp

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2020

Franklin County Times
10/03/2020
New civic club aims to beautify Reedtown Park - Franklin County Times

The Reedtown Garden Beautification Club will hold a community event to plant flowers along the trail behind the Chucky Mullins Center in Russellville Oct. 4 from 2-5 p.m. Tammy West, club founder and leader, started the new group a couple of months ago. She said the club has grown to 12 members.

Franklin County Times
03/24/2020
Phil Campbell's Little Free Library marks one year - Franklin County Times

A one-year celebration was planned for Phil Campbell's Little Free Library March 21, but because of coronavirus safety measures regarding halting public gatherings, the event was canceled. Phil Campbell's Little Free Library was installed last year in Memorial Park. The grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony was held March 25, 2019, mostly in the First Baptist Church ...

Franklin County Times
03/28/2020
Rambling through Franklin countryside - Franklin County Times

As social distancing remains the order of the day, people in rural areas are finding they still have plenty of space to roam and not come anywhere near within 6 feet of another soul. A ramble through the Franklin County countryside reveals these scene of pastoral peace.

Franklin County Times
08/03/2020
Faces of Franklin County: FC Farmers Market - Franklin County Times

FRANKLIN LIVING- A seasonal hotspot, the Franklin County Farmers Market is a major draw for local growers as well as the customers they attract with their tasty fresh produce. Located in downtown Russellville adjacent to the A.W. Todd Center, the market is open four days a week to serve buyers and sellers.

Franklin County Times
03/24/2020
Phil Campbell's Little Free Library marks one year - Franklin County Times

A one-year celebration was planned for Phil Campbell's Little Free Library March 21, but because of coronavirus safety measures regarding halting public gatherings, the event was canceled. Phil Campbell's Little Free Library was installed last year in Memorial Park. The grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony was held March 25, 2019, mostly in the First Baptist Church ...

Franklin County Times
02/21/2020
Til Beth do us part - Franklin County Times

The Bay Tree Council for the Performing Arts presents "Til Beth Do Us Part," the second show of its current season. As always, the community turned out in droves for the show. PHOTOS BY MARIA CAMP Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

Franklin County Times
02/12/2020
Krewe de Guard holds Mardi Gras parade in Russellville - Franklin County Times

The first Krewe de Guard Mardi Gras parade was held in downtown Russellville Feb. 8 at 4:30 p.m. Krewe de Guard, a recently-formed environmentally-friendly club made up of current and former Franklin County residents, works with existing groups to achieve common goals and chose the Russellville Public Library as its beneficiary of the Saturday parade.

Franklin County Times
02/05/2020
Group plans Mardi Gras parade to benefit RPL - Franklin County Times

Krewe de Guard, an environmentally-friendly group founded by Anna Carol Porter in February 2019 is hosting a Mardi Gras parade Saturday - with all the fun going to support a local library. Krewe de Guard, a group made up of current and former Franklin County residents, will host its first Mardi Gras parade in support ...

Franklin County Times
01/11/2020
Ringing in the New Year - Franklin County Times

Mountain Valley Hee Haw celebrated New Year's Eve in its usual style - with a potluck, live music and dancing. Supper began at 7 p.m., and the music started at 8 p.m. and continued until midnight. Special guests included Chad Bradford, Big Joe and The Catfish Junkies. Owner Gene Welch Jr.

2019

Franklin County Times
10/16/2019
Hodges gets in the spirit - Franklin County Times

PHOTOS BY MARIA CAMP The 2019 Spirit of Hodges Festival draws the community out to enjoy a fun fall day Oct. 12 in the Town Park. Live music was in great supply to provide the Saturday soundtrack. Visitors were able to shop the myriad vendors, and plenty of activities and fun were on tap for ...

Franklin County Times
07/31/2019
RPL hosts book launch event for local picture book author - Franklin County Times

July 27 at 1 p.m., local author John Cantrell held a book launch at the Russellville Public Library to promote his first book, "Kids on Patrol," a picture book about bullying. The story follows main character Jimmy Clofton and his friends as they have to deal with a bully and shows how they work together ...

Franklin County Times
10/09/2019
Sadler Cemetery Tour brings history to life - Franklin County Times

Oct. 5 upwards of 30 people attended a free guided tour of Sadler Cemetery on North Jackson Avenue in Russellville as part of an ongoing series of bicentennial events being held in celebration of two hundred years of Russellville, Franklin County and the state of Alabama.

Franklin County Times
10/07/2019
Tharptown Band participates in first marching competition - Franklin County Times

The Tharptown High School band, Pride of Wildcat Country, participated in the Northwest Alabama Marching Classic at Russellville High School Sep. 28 - one of 29 bands that participated. The band is in its sixth year - second year for the color guard. Saturday's event was the group's first marching competition.

Franklin County Times
08/29/2019
PHOTOS: Pottery at PC - Franklin County Times

Two volunteers from the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art in Tuscumbia, Barbara Hendricks and Pam Wright, teach and guide students at Phil Campbell Elementary School in hand-building coil pottery. The TVMA has provided activities for area students for the past six years. PCES students got to design and craft their pots and, after they air-dried, ...

Franklin County Times
06/07/2019
PHOTOS: Showstoppers - Franklin County Times

Students of Russellville Academy for the Performing Arts present their spring recital at the A.W. Todd Center. Small ensembles of different ages brought their skills to the stage to applause from parents and friends. Students were instructed by Lindsey Hall and her assistant instructors.

Franklin County Times
06/11/2019
PHOTOS: Faces of Franklin County - Franklin County Times

FRANKLIN LIVING- Tiger Pride Night on Russellville City Schools campus welcomed students, parents, faculty and staff and the community to come together to learn about RCS programs, watch a little Golden Tiger baseball and celebrate everything RCS is about. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

Franklin County Times
06/14/2019
Performing princesses - Franklin County Times

Teaching assistants Hannah James and Ellen McGee, instructor Lindsay Hall and princesses Kaylee Butcher and Kennedy Watkins enjoy a day of princess fun at Russellville Academy for the Performing Arts. Princess songs and games accompanied twirling and stretching, punctuated by pizza, snacks and lots of smiles.

Franklin County Times
07/04/2019
Junior Cattlemen hold annual Summer Field Day - Franklin County Times

The annual Franklin County Junior Cattlemen's Summer Field Day was held June 29 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Madden Brangus Farm in Spruce Pine. Ali Cantrell, director of education and outreach for the Alabama Cattlemen's Association, was on hand to speak about beef cuts.

Franklin County Times
07/05/2019
Putting passion on display - Franklin County Times

Sherry Hutcheson, Spruce Pine resident and FACS teacher at Red Bay, has been quilting for 10 years, a skill she learned from her mother and older sister. She brings her quilts to The Little Stitch in Red Bay to have the machine quilting done because she doesn't enjoy that part; the owner of The Little ...

Franklin County Times
07/05/2019
Back Door at the Mason Jar serves up shaved ice in Red Bay - Franklin County Times

Sheri and Jody Farris, owners of the restaurant Mason Jar on Main, 102 4th Ave. SE, Red Bay, recently expanded what they offer. June 21 was the official grand opening of Back Door at the Mason Jar, located in the back of their restaurant. It connects to the restaurant area but also has its own ...

Franklin County Times
07/10/2019
Phil Campbell City Council meets July 2 - Franklin County Times

The Phil Campbell City Council met at 7 p.m. July 2. Mayor Steve Bell and all city council members - Danny Brown, Lynn Landers, Mike McQuary, Eddie Barton and Jim Cartee - were present. From a fairly short agenda, the council discussed and acted on several items. A backhoe injector pump has stopped working, and ...

Franklin County Times
07/24/2019
Children make slime, birdhouses at The Little Stitch - Franklin County Times

Crafting opportunities for children have been in regular supply this summer at The Little Stitch in Red Bay. July 17 owner/instructor Jeffery Dick held a slime creation class. Ingredients included Borax, distilled water, white and clear Elmer's glue, food coloring and shaving cream as the basic ingredients for two types of slime.

Franklin County Times
09/10/2019
FAME Girls' Ranch holds annual fundraiser - Franklin County Times

Shenandoah, featuring Marty Raybon, performed Sept. 5 at the Marriott Shoals Conference Center in Florence for the Fourth Annual Tunes and Tees Music Event, a yearly fundraiser for FAME Girls' Ranch, located between Russellville and Littleville. "What we do at FAME is take care of girls who cannot live with their families because of the ...

Franklin County Times
09/06/2019
Crafting his own path - Franklin County Times

Jeffery Dick, a 2006 graduate of Red Bay High School and owner of The Little Stitch in downtown Red Bay, discovered his lifelong passion for sewing at 5 years old when he began to learn the basics from his mother.

Franklin County Times
08/27/2019
PHOTOS: Showing their spirit - Franklin County Times

In honor of the return of high school football, Phil Campbell Elementary students enjoy Spirit Day Friday at PCES. For 50 cents or $1, students were able to emblazon themselves with face painting and face tattoos as well as dozen bracelets and stickers in honor of the occasion.

Franklin County Times
08/21/2019
PHOTOS: Watermelon Weekend - Franklin County Times

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce delights visitors to downtown Russellville Friday and Saturday. The annual festival boasts music, vendors, tasty treats, car show, tractor show and other fun activities for all ages. For more photos from the weekend festival, pick up a copy of the 8-21 Franklin County Times.

Franklin County Times
07/24/2019
Church holds annual outreach event - Franklin County Times

An inflatable slide, bounce house, games, live music, food trucks and free backpacks with school supplies - all were components creating ROC the Lot Sunday in downtown Russellville. Redemption Outreach Church hosted its annual ROC the Lot event from 5-8 p.m. in front of the church.

Franklin County Times
07/18/2019
City of Red Bay holds July 15 council meeting - Franklin County Times

The Red Bay City Council met July 15. The work session started at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting began at 7 p.m. The mayor and all city council members were present. In city departmental reports, Parks and Recreation director Dean Hubbard reported: The new splash pad is doing well.

Franklin County Times
06/22/2019
RAPA invites girls for Fancy Nancy fun - Franklin County Times

Nora Baker (4), Sadie Marie Nichols (5), Heidi Smith (4), Iris Hall (4), Kerry Grissom (5) and Brilynn Green (5) enjoy a day of all things fancy, including a tea party, photo booth and plenty of dancing and twirling at Russellville Academy for the Performing Arts.

Franklin County Times
07/09/2019
McWane Center conducts space program at library - Franklin County Times

As explained by one description by NASA, if Earth were the size of a United States nickel, the moon would be about as big as a coffee bean. The moon is an average of 238,900 miles from Earth, and NASA reports show about 30 planets the size of Earth could fit between the earth and ...

Franklin County Times
06/13/2019
Russellville Public Library holds surplus book sale - Franklin County Times

While the Russellville Public Library has two bookcases permanently dedicated to books for sale, there is currently a surplus of books available to be purchased. In an effort to regain storage space and help get more books out into the community, two tables are set up for patrons to peruse the surplus titles for sale.

Franklin County Times
06/13/2019
Qigong classes offer calming exercises - Franklin County Times

Donation-based Qigong classes were offered at First United Methodist Church in Russellville June 6. Instructor Anna Carol Porter of Holistic Harmony taught the classes. Porter grew up in Russellville and recently moved back after living in California, where she said she learned to love Qigong.

Franklin County Times
06/12/2019
Russellville library hosts story, craft time - Franklin County Times

June 7 the Russellville Public Library held its second summer program. Library worker Perla Martinez read the book "Animal Parade," written by Christine Ricci with illustrations by Tom Mangano - a story was about Dora and her friends and the challenges they encountered and solved along the way as they traveled to see an animal ...

Franklin County Times
06/12/2019
Red Bay police retire K-9 Unix - Franklin County Times

The City of Red Bay and the Red Bay Police Department held a reception at Red Bay City Hall Monday to honor German Shepherd K-9 Unix - born April 4, 2006, in Hungary - and his handler, Lt. Scottie Belue, on the occasion of Unix's retirement.

Franklin County Times
06/06/2019
Animal Tales kicks off summer reading - Franklin County Times

The Russellville Public Library kicked off its annual summer reading program May 31 with an educational animal show by Animal Tales Mid-South. The group's mission is to educate, entertain and inspire by traveling around and conducting shows for a wide variety of audiences. Each program is designed to be fun while promoting learning in an ...

Franklin County Times
06/04/2019
Holistic Harmony offers donation-based Qigong workshops June 6 - Franklin County Times

Anna Carol Porter of Holistic Harmony is offering donation-based Qigong classes at First United Methodist Church, 311 Jackson Ave. N., in Russellville June 6. Porter, who will instruct the classes, is a native of Russellville. She recently moved back from California, which is where she learned about and came to love Qigong.

Franklin County Times
05/28/2019
Memorial garden, scholarship honor deceased fourth-grader - Franklin County Times

At 2 p.m. May 22, Phil Campbell Elementary School held a special ceremony to dedicate the Sylas Hardin Memorial Garden, located at the front of the school, and to acknowledge the first two recipients of the scholarship fund in his name: Brianna Palmer and Brent Gonzalez of Phil Campbell High School.

Franklin County Times
05/23/2019
Purpose to perform in Red Bay Friday - Franklin County Times

May 31 the City of Red Bay will feature the Southern gospel band Purpose in Heritage Park, beginning at 6 p.m. "Since 2012, we usually have a couple of musical events in the summer," said Red Bay Mayor Charlene Fancher. "The bands can take up an offering, but we don't charge admission."

Franklin County Times
05/17/2019
Riverbend encourages proper use of prescription medications - Franklin County Times

May 12-18 was National Prevention Week, an annual observance to increase public awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health. May 13's theme was Preventing Prescription and Opioid Drug Misuse, and visitors to the Wendy's in Russellville had a chance to take part in the campaign.

Franklin County Times
05/17/2019
Club Chronicles: Book Lovers enjoy last meeting of year - Franklin County Times

PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARÍA CAMP The Book Lovers Study Club held its last meeting of the year at Bennett Hall May 9. Hostesses were Debbie Nale, Leah Masterson and Cindy Bailey. Sixteen members enjoyed a seated dinner in a historic setting decorated with gingham tablecloths and spring flowers. The theme of the meeting was celebrating Book Lovers Study Club's 90 ...

Franklin County Times
05/09/2019
First Free Will Baptist Church holds toiletry giveaway - Franklin County Times

May 4 Russellville's First Free Will Baptist Church held a toiletry giveaway. At least 25 women's toiletry bags and about 20 men's bags were given out at the event, which began at 9 a.m. and continued until the available bags had been handed out. Approximately 25 "combined" bags were distributed - bags containing items in ...

Franklin County Times
05/02/2019
Survivor Dinner features Carrie Rickman - Franklin County Times

The American Cancer Society and the Relay for Life of Franklin County held the 2019 Cancer Survivor Dinner April 23 at the A.W. Todd Center in Russellville. Larry and Janice Dover coordinated this year's event, and entertainment was provided by the trio Three Strong. Carrie Rickman, a breast cancer survivor, was the featured guest speaker.

Franklin County Times
04/17/2019
Council promotes April for sexual assault awareness - Franklin County Times

At the Russellville City Council meeting April 15, the council passed a resolution to recognize April 2019 as Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Month. The resolution points out, "National statistics show 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men will be raped at some point.

Franklin County Times
04/09/2019
Education Foundation Banquet honors elite students, alumni - Franklin County Times

The annual Russellville City Schools Education Foundation Banquet was held April 8 at the A.W. Todd Centre, honoring a number of Golden Tigers. The Foundation, established in 2012, is a non-profit organization that operates outside of the school system. It distributes grants to teachers and scholarships to students.

Franklin County Times
04/05/2019
Bringing Irish coast to Russellville Public Library - Franklin County Times

By María Camp / For the FCT A bit of the Emerald Isle came to the Russellville Public Library March 30 with a free author and music event at 6 p.m. Eamonn Walsh, a native of Dublin, Ireland, has lived in Tuscumbia since 2004 with his wife Gail Seale Walsh, a Russellville native.

Franklin County Times
03/07/2019
Phil Campbell starts little free library - Franklin County Times

Literacy is being celebrated and encouraged in the Phil Campbell community with the development of a Little Free Library that will be placed in Memorial Park. March 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be a ribbon cutting revealing the library, which was started by Phil Campbell Elementary School librarian Andrea Hogan.

2018

Franklincountytimes
05/09/2018
Campaign for a cure | Franklin County Times

The annual Franklin County Relay for Life, an event to celebrate local cancer survivors, caregivers and fundraising efforts for the American Cancer Society, took place May 4 at the Russellville High School stadium. This year's theme was the survivor and caregiver experience.

Franklin County Times
08/30/2018
Anniversary event honors Carl Elliott - Franklin County Times

An event at the University of North Alabama's Guillot Center Aug. 20 commemorated the signing of the National Defense Education Act and remembered Carl Elliott for his role in its creation and passage. Sept. 2 will mark 60 years since the passing of the bill.

2017

Franklincountytimes
11/16/2017
Franklin County Junior Cattlemen partake in field day | Franklin County Times

The Franklin County Cattlemen's Association held a field day for its chapter of the Alabama Junior Cattlemen's Association Saturday at Michael Pounders' farm in Phil Campbell. The day started by educating members about the proper judging methods of cattle meant for food production versus cattle intended for breeding.

Franklincountytimes
09/24/2017
Eyes on the prize | Franklin County Times

By María Camp for the FCT The annual Red Bay Founders Day Festival took place Sept. 16 in Bay Tree Park, and many would agree it was well-attended. A variety of food and craft vendors were on hand, and bands performed throughout the day.

Franklincountytimes
08/01/2017
All hail the queen | Franklin County Times

By María Camp for the FCT The annual Franklin County Watermelon Festival Beauty Pageant took place at the Russellville High School auditorium July 22 and produced this year's Watermelon Queen. Chloe Erin Brown, a 2015 graduate of Phil Campbell High School, was declared the 2017 Watermelon Festival queen.

Franklincountytimes
08/09/2017
Alison Bryant wins Distinguished Young Woman nod for FC | Franklin County Times

By María Camp for the FCT The annual Northwest Alabama Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program was held Aug. 5 at Norton Auditorium on the campus of The University of North Alabama. Franklin County's 2018 Distinguished Young Woman is Alison Bryant. Twenty-eight young women from Franklin, Colbert and Lauderdale counties competed in the categories of scholastics, interviewing, fitness, talent and self-expression.

Franklincountytimes
08/03/2017
Russellville's Teri Lynne Underwood releases new book | Franklin County Times

By María Camp for the FCT A release party for Teri Lynne Underwood's new book, "Praying for Girls," was held at Calvary Baptist Church in Russellville July 29. "My biggest prayer for this book," said Underwood, "is that those who read it will be better equipped to pray with boldness and confidence for their daughters."

Franklincountytimes
08/02/2017
July Fest 2017 benefits rescue personnel | Franklin County Times

By María Camp for the FCT July Fest, an annual community event in Vina, took place July 29. Vina Fire Chief Michael Moomaw said the festival benefits the rescue squad as well as the fire department. As with most community gatherings, food is a big part of the festivities at July Fest.

2012

Shoals Woman - Magazine via The Times Daily - Florence, AL
07/01/2012
Pastels and Portraits

Artist profile: Nicole Hugaboom - July/August 2012

Shoals Woman - Magazine via The Times Daily - Florence, AL
07/01/2012
Lifelong pursuit

Artist profile: Kathryn Rice - July/August 2012

2011

Shoals Woman - Magazine via The Times Daily - Florence, AL
09/01/2011
Hail to the chiefs

Profiles of local mayors: Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, & Tuscumbia -- Bobby Irons, David Bradford, Ian Sanford, and Bill Shoemaker.

Shoals Woman - Magazine via The Times Daily - Florence, AL
07/01/2011
Capturing memories

Photographic artist profile: Trina Ross - July/August 2011

Shoals Woman - Magazine via The Times Daily - Florence, AL
07/01/2011
Painting her stories

Artist profile: Vanessa Flakes - July/August 2011

Shoals Woman - Magazine via The Times Daily - Florence, AL
07/01/2011
Finding art in lost objects

Artist profile: Lisa Tyler - July/August 2011

Shoals Woman - Magazine via The Times Daily - Florence, AL
07/01/2011
Looking at landscapes

Artist profile: Carol Howdyshell - July/August 2011

Shoals Woman - Magazine via The Times Daily - Florence, AL
07/01/2011
Looking through the glass

Artist profile: Barbara Sherrill - July/August 2011

2010

Shoals Woman - Magazine via The Times Daily - Florence, AL
07/01/2010
Corn husks as art

Artist profile: Ellen Goode. - July/August 2010

Shoals Woman - Magazine via The Times Daily - Florence, AL
07/01/2010
Making paper new

Artist profile: Maxine Williamson. - July/August 2010

Shoals Woman - Magazine via The Times Daily - Florence, AL
07/01/2010
Fabric and wood

Artist profile: Judy Coker. - July/August 2010

Shoals Woman - Magazine via The Times Daily - Florence, AL
07/01/2010
Jewelry and junk art

Artist profile: Sue Whitfield. - July/August 2010

Shoals Woman - Magazine via The Times Daily - Florence, AL
07/08/2010
Glass and light

Artist profile: Jody McFarland - July/August 2010

2009

Shoals Magazine - Former publication of The Times Daily - Florence, AL
08/01/2009
Learning folk traditions

John C. Campbell Folk School - North Carolina -- Fall 2009

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Franklin County Times
03/25/2020
María Camp, Author at Franklin County Times

María Camp A one-year celebration was planned for Phil Campbell's Little Free Library March 21, but because of coronavirus safety measures regarding halting public gatherings, the event ... Read more The Bay Tree Council for the Performing Arts presents "Til Beth Do Us Part," the second show of its current season.

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About María Camp

María Camp is a freelance abstract artist working primarily in acrylic for paintings and India ink for drawings. Her art includes both objective and non-objective pieces. She is also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer.

PechaKucha -- Huntsville, Alabama
March 29, 2018
María Camp, PechaKucha Presentation

Show Full Description Hide Full Description María Camp creates abstract acrylic paintings, usually on Ampersand Hardbord, Gessobord, or Claybord, with professional acrylic paints, inks, and mediums. She enjoys incorporating texture into many of her pieces. Her inspiration comes from how she feels and what she observes in the world around her.

Franklin County Times
05/21/2019
Check out Franklin Living - Franklin County Times

I've nearly let the month of May go by without sharing some thoughts on our latest magazine. As I note in this issue, my favorite part of putting together Franklin Living six times a year is the opportunity to share the stories of Franklin County people and their most deeply-held passions.

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