Top 5 stories last week in Huntsville—including an island for sale, new spots + dog events

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We’ve got lots to catch you up on, including this island. (Zillow)

Lots of fun things happened last week here in Huntsville—a private island went up for sale, a popular dive bar reopened and lots of flowers started blooming.

We’re here to catch you up on all those stories and more, which happen to be the buzziest of last week! Let’s dive in.

1. Want to buy an island? Smith Lake’s famous Goat Island is for sale

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Right here in Alabama. (Smith Lake / Facebook)

What’s happening: A 60-acre private island is for sale in Cullman’s Smith Lake. While it no longer has goats, the island does have over 18,000 feet of water frontage, power and water.

The details:

2. Thirsty Turtle reopens after 7-month hiatus—everything you need to know

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The Turtle is back. (Thirsty Turtle / Facebook)

What’s happening: The Thirsty Turtle, which served Huntsville for over 20 years before closing last summer, has reopened. The popular dive bar, well-known to locals, is serving up food and non-alcoholic beverages right now as they await their liquor license.

The details:

3. New and coming soon: 5 places in Huntsville to check out

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Who’s ready to ride? (Rocket City Electric Bike Rentals / Facebook)

The openings:

4. 4 dog events in Huntsville this spring—Pup Palooza, Fido Fest and more

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Let’s make some new furry friends, shall we? (Bridge Street Town Centre / Facebook)

The events:

5. 6 flower farms to check out in the Huntsville area

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It’s flower-picking season. (Sarah Gronberg / Hville Blast)

The flower farms:

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