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Have you heard the news? We are excited to hear that two cool businesses are coming to downtown Alexander City.
You are already familiar with one of them – Lake Martin Pizza. Its current location in Dadeville will remain open. They have signed a lease on a Broad Street location in downtown Alex City for their second location. We can’t wait!
Lake Martin Pizza is known for their New York style pizza, fresh local ingredients and great service! One of my favorite pizzas at Lake Martin Pizza is named Kira’s Favorite.
If you love craft brew beer like I do then the second new business to downtown Alex City will be one you will be excited about! Fermenter’s Market on the Green will be opening soon.
Sylacauga is the home to Fermenter’s Market at the Rex. So if you have been lucky enough to have visited that location you will have an idea of what to expect in Alex City – an excellent selection of craft beer, great wine and your favorite cocktails.
Click here to read the article from the Alex City Outlook for more information.
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Would you love to live on Lake Martin and near a golf course?
This contemporary Lake Martin home is great for a large family or lots of friends – four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two living rooms, two fireplaces, a screened porch, year round water, gentle slope lot, boat lift, boat ramp, covered dock with a cool slide, covered gazebo – the list goes on and on.
Watch the video below for a quick tour of 452 Locklear Drive.
Are you familiar with Lakewinds Golf Course? Lakewinds is a public, old style golf course owned by Alexander City. It is located five miles east of downtown Alex City – click here for the google map link.
Watch the video below for a quick aerial tour of Lakewinds Golf Course.
Golfers are welcomed 7 days a week – call 256-825-9860 for a tee time.
Earlier this summer I took a little video footage of Lakewinds Golf Course at Lake Martin with my drone and thought it would be a great time to share the video with you.
With the weather being so mild it is a nice time of year to be on a golf course. Lakewinds Golf Course is a public golf course owned by the City of Alexander City.
It has a nice layout around the Lake and is regulation length 18 holes. Lakewinds is open 7 days a week from 7 A.M. until dark.
Lakewinds is located about five miles east of downtown Alex City and just south of Hwy. 280 – the address is 95 County Road 40, Jacksons Gap.
Make your tee time today by calling 256-825-9680.
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The Wakeboard Clinic at Blue Creek Marina this summer was fun! If you hear about one of these events at the Lake – GO! It is the perfect activity for a warm summer day and the clinic is open for all levels of experience.
And in case you were wondering – the answer is no, that is not me showing off my awesome wakeboarding skills. But my sons did learn some new acrobatic maneuvers and we want to say a big THANK YOU to Singleton Marine on Lake Martin for hosting the Liquid Force Wakeboard Demo Clinic at their location – Blue Creek Marina.
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Thanks again to Singleton Marine – Blue Creek Marina!
Come have some great family fun at the Cornhole Tournament being held at The Landing at Parker Creek – Lake Martin on Labor Day Monday, September 5th at Noon!
Two ways to sign up – Sign up here
or at The Landing!
No entry free!
Cash prizes awarded per team! 1st place – $200, 2nd place $100, 3rd place $50!
What? You’ve never played cornhole? Just learn a few cornhole terms and you will be yelling “Let’s toss some!” before you know it. For starters a slider is when the bean bag (or bag filled with corn) slides into the hole. A swish is when the bag lands straight into the hole. A Sally is a toss made a little too short – it lands on the ground before reaching the actual board. And an Eddie the Eagle is when the bag goes beyond the board without hitting the board. Oops.
Let me end on this note – like Herb Winches, owner of The Landing and longtime Birmingham sportscaster likes to say, “Hit ’em straight!”
The Alexander City Sun Festival is here again – July 23- 30, 2016! This Lake Martin area fun filled event is made possible by city and county governments, over 100 sponsors and many, many volunteers. Sun Fest is coordinated by the Alex City Chamber of Commerce.
This week is packed full of activities for everyone – just to name a few (over 60 events are planned):
- Saturday, July 23 – Get your glow on at the 5K Glow Run
- Sunday, July 24 – Wind Creek State Park Family Day at the Lake (kayaking, sailing, volleyball, canoe race me?)
- Monday, July 25 – Boot Scootin’ Boogie in the Park
- Tuesday, July 26 – Hittin’ the Links Glow-in-the-Dark Golf Tournament at Lakewinds
- Wednesday, July 27 – KidsFest Tribal Celebration
- Thursday, July 28 – Sunset Hike to the top of Heaven Hill
- Friday, July 29 – Band Battle at Strand Park
- Saturday, July 30 – Summer Tailgate & BBQ Cook-off AND the grand finale – the Jana Kramer Concert and Fireworks show. Purchase your wristband early at the Chamber, online at www.alexandercity.com or at the gate that day for $20. This wristband gives you entry to all of the day’s events. Bring your blanket or chair and enjoy the show!
Most events of Sun Festival 2016 are on my free Lake Martin Voice App. To download a complete Sun Fest day by day guide click here. You can also see their Facebook page here. I do suggest you take a look at all 3 sources to help decide what events to attend – you don’t want to miss anything!
Happy Sun Festival everyone – you don’t want to miss celebrating all that Alex City and Lake Martin have to offer!
The best place to watch fireworks at Lake Martin for Independence Day? Easy: The Amp – aka The Lake Martin Amphitheater! Lake Martin fans have been watching Fourth of July Fireworks in Kowaliga Bay for generations.
The Lake Martin Amphitheater is located on Highway 63, just south of Kowaliga Bridge. See this Google Map. Don’t be tempted to turn on Tecumseh Pt. and Russell Point Roads to get there. The official entrance to The Amp is a dirt road out on Highway 63, across from Prospect Cutoff Road, aka Elmore County Road 389.
Schedule for the Fourth of July Fireworks at the Lake Martin Amp:
5:00 – Gates open
6:30 – Opening is a favorite band of the locals The Bank Walkers. I have confirmed that guitar prodigy Brian Bice will be wielding his six string, so be sure not to show up late.
8:00 – The Sweet Tea Trio plays until the fireworks begin
9:00 – Fireworks Begin!
For tickets click here to order online – $15 (children 6 and under free).
Happy 4th y’all! I’d like to personally thank Russell Lands for all they do to put on this show every year. The company is the major backer behind the Amp, and coordinates all of the concerts there, as well as the fireworks. It’s a huge effort and the Lake Martin community wouldn’t be the same without it.
Please see this video for an aerial tour of The Amp. Also if you’re coming to The Amp, bring towels to sit on or low beach chairs. It’s also BYOB but please be sure to have a sober driver.
People always ask me if they should take their boat and watch the Fourth of July fireworks from Kowaliga Bay. It’s a beautiful way to watch the fireworks, arguably the most beautiful, but I discourage it. If you are new to Lake Martin, or new to boats, or new to boating on Lake Martin at night, forget about it. If you insist, please make sure to have a sober driver and at least one sober spotter/first mate. The sketchiest part of the whole affair is after the show is over. Everybody takes off at once and goes in different directions, and the waves can get problematic. Be advised.
For other events around Lake Martin for the 4th download my free app – http://lakemartinvoice.com/app.
Have you ever been to the Lake Martin Amphitheater? If not, check out the above video.
The Lake Martin Amphitheater – aka The Amp – is located just south of Kowaliga Bridge on Alabama Highway 63. The street address is 8878 Kowaliga Rd, Eclectic, AL 36024. You turn in on a dirt road entrance off of highway 63. They have parking in the field before you get there.
The Amp is the host of many concerts (not to mention the annual Fourth of July Fireworks) throughout the year at Lake Martin. The venue is incredible! It’s really cool to bring your towels and lawn chairs and sit on the grass to be entertained by some great music with Lake Martin in the background. If you would like a schedule of what’s going on at the Amp, please see their website here: The Amp. Ticket prices for events vary widely, so be sure to visit their site or call (256) 329-0835 for the latest info.
I am just a real estate agent! So please don’t call me and expect me to sell you tickets to a concert!
However, if you would like the best app for Lake Martin, Alabama, complete with events, eats, home search, and landmarks, please see my Lake Martin Voice App. It’s free! Just search “Lake Martin Voice” in the app store.
The 2016 Alex City Jazz Fest is being held on June 10 and June 11 this year.
And it’s almost time again for a weekend of great live music! And it’s free! This music festival has earned a great reputation for top notch artists and this year is no exception. Lake Martin Voice Realty is proud to be a sponsor again this year.
Friday night the festival is held in downtown Alex City at Strand Park and it moves to Lake Martin Amphitheater on Saturday. Click here for the Alex City Jazz Fest website.
The line up this year:
Friday, June 10 – 6:00 Jonathan Bloom, 7:30 Roman Street, 9:00 Tab Benoit
Many of you know Jonathan Bloom – a resident of Alex City. He plays songs from bands like the Allman Brothers, Kings of Leon, Marvin Gaye and Tom Petty (and I went to high school with him). Roman Street, founded in 2006 in Daphne, Alabama by two brothers – Noah and Josh Thompson, has been called the “next generation of Jazz Fusion.” Now as a larger instrumental band you will enjoy their jazz, Latin and acoustic sound. And Tab Benoit? He hails from New Orleans and is a blues guitarist, musician and singer with primarily a Delta blues sound. You are in for a treat with this musician.
Saturday, June 11 – 6:30 Gravy, 8:00 Brass-A-Holics, 9:30 Wet Willie
Created in 2004 Gravy is a Funk & Soul band from New Orleans. Also from New Orleans is Brass-a-holics – a “brass funk band.” And of course lots of you will know Wet Willie, from the Daphne/Mobile area. Founded by brothers Jimmy and Jack Hall in the 70’s they “…have opened for everyone from A to Z: Allman Brothers to ZZ Top.” Their music like “Keep on Smilin’ ” (top 10 hit), “Weekend” and “Grits Ain’t Gravy” will have you out of your seat dancing and singing along in no time!
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The number one event at Lake Martin on Memorial Day 2016 is napping. Yes, napping. If you can catch some ZZZZs like this “leetle guy,” then go for it. Time well spent. For you active types, I have plucked 3 interesting events around the Lake that will serve you well.
- On the way to Smith Marina to enjoy some birthday cake yogurt and celebrate Smitty’s 60th birthday (gotta love a guy who throws himself a birthday party like Bilbo Baggins) stop by my new listing at 510 Woodvine Road located in the Parker Creek area. Doesn’t this look like a great location in a quiet area of the Lake? Lots of room for parking and plenty of privacy.
- Then ’round the corner be sure to spend some time at Art on the Lake at Children’s Harbor. This annual art exhibit is always fun with over 50 artists and all kinds of art.
- Back out on the Lake, watch for the Dixie Sailing Club McFadden Cup Club Race sailboats. What a sight! Next stop – another new listing of mine 40 Cottage Loop at The Village. Can you imagine spending the weekend here? No worries with yard work – just enjoy your day relaxing on your porch or taking a dip in the Village pool or lounge at the Village beach. Or hop in the boat for a short ride to Chimney Rock!
Memorial Day weekend at Lake Martin is all about family fun and kicking off the unofficial start of Summer! Please take time to remember those who died while serving in the U.S. military but also enjoy plenty of lighthearted time with your family and friends at the Lake!
Interested in keeping up with other events around Lake Martin? Or are you interested in places to eat, homes and lots for sale, where to shop, marinas around the Lake, places to have fun and more? Check out the free Lake Martin Voice app!
Have a great Memorial Day weekend at the Lake! And enjoy that nap!