Arley Public Library summer reading program begins June 15

ARLEY - Dive into a good book during Arley Public Library’s summer children’s reading program, Wednesdays at 1 p.m. from June 15-July 20.
This year’s theme is “Oceans of Possibility.”
Drop by or call APL at (205) 387-0129 to register. Please note that a parent must be present during the sessions for safety reasons.


Arley Day is May 21

Members of the Arley Women’s Club are excited about the swiftly approaching Arley Day festival to be held once again at Hamner Park but with some refreshing changes. Members from left, Brittany Bailes, Paula Fullington, Bethany Grant,  Teri Henley, Jane Shirah, Club President Barb Wills, Johnna Bailey, Arley Day chairperson, Leigh Hall, Sue Grogan and Beverly Kelly.

ARLEY        -  There are more reasons to celebrate at the annual Arley Day festival than ever before.
This year, the festival, planned in its annual time slot of the third Saturday in May, or May 21, marks several changes. The biggest change is  a major expansion of the festival itself, resulting in parking moved off site and visitors being shuttled back and forth to the festival located Hamner Park off County Road 77, organizers said.

Arley community cleanup Saturday

Preparing for the community clean up, from left, Amy Ackley, member of both the Arley Women’s Club and Rotary Club of Smith Lake; David Kelly, Beverly Kelly, AWC; Arley Fire Chief James Rickett; Wade Weeks, treasurer of the RCOSL and Mark Pafford, Rotary club president.
ARLEY - The Town of Arley is taking a community-wide stance against litter, not only by cleaning the town up, but by organizing a prevention program for Saturday, April 23.

Local residents' art raising money for war-torn Ukraine

Students in the Art with Friends painting class of Arley with instructor Susan Ripp (front). From left to right in the middle row are Jennie Sanford and Laurie McGriff. From left to right in the back row are Krista Givens, Judy Crump, Joyce Martin, Loretta Bartlett, Glynns Posey and Mim Kuntz. (Courtesy Photo)
ARLEY - As images and reports from what is arguably the most-documented war in history have flooded all forms of media, many local residents have wished that the U.S. or other countries could do more to help Ukraine.

Arley Municipal Court now has a second certified magistrate

Courtesy photo.

Arley Municipal Court Clerk Dana Kulbeth became the town’s second certified magistrate on March 15 when she was sworn in by Arley Municipal Court Judge Wade Leathers. Kulbeth recently completed her magistrate certification after being hired to help with the court. Arley Prosecutor Jack Bostick attended the swearing in ceremony. Town Clerk Tammi Farley is also a certified magistrate.

Donations needed to make Arley Senior Outreach a reality

Standing outside what will be the Arley Smith Lake Senior Outreach Center are organizers and board members, from left, Bob Cooper, Cathy Cooper, James Rickett and Cheryl Rickett.
ARLEY - After years of collecting donations, hoping and waiting, the Arley Smith Lake Senior Outreach Center is becoming a reality, thanks to a partnership between the organizing committee and the town to secure the former Traders & Farmers Bank building.