Presidents Day is this Monday, February 18. It’s officially called “Washington’s Birthday” to commemorate George Washington, the first U.S. president. So, how does this impact your Monday in Birmingham? Keep reading to find out.Continue reading “What’s open and what’s closed in Birmingham on Presidents Day, Feb. 18, 2019”
The Birmingham Home Show kicks off Friday, February 15th at the BJCC. We took a sneak peek before they opened on Friday. Read on to find out eleven things you can’t miss at the Birmingham home show, including wiiiiiiiiiiiine slushieeeeeees.Continue reading “11 things to see at the Birmingham Home Show February 15-17”
Are you kicking yourself because you forgot to register for the Samford Academy of the Arts classes and workshops this past January? Or do you think it is too late to sign up your child for summer camp?
Ready for the weekend? Get ready to fill your calendar with these must-attend events happening in Birmingham February 15-17.Continue reading “34 weekend events in Birmingham, including Boy Band Night, a Ginger Beer Tasting and an art show all about cats”
Want to re-discover the ancient world? Now’s your chance! Birmingham based GlobalXplorers, the online citizen archeology project, announced this week they’ll be heading to India for their next mapping quest. Join their mission to prevent looting at ancient sites by becoming a virtual citizen explorer. Can you (virtually) dig it?
The fact that Presidents’ Day is right in the middle of Black History Month is no coincidence. In the early 1900s, Carter G. Woodson documented the contributions of African Americans. He wanted to create Black History Week during a time when African Americans were already celebrating both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass’ birthdays. The first Black History Week took place in 1926. The US has observed it ever since. Fifty years after its founding, it expanded into Black History Month.Continue reading “Guide to Black History Month in Birmingham”
The owners of Tre Luna Catering will open Tre Luna Bar and Kitchen in Hoover this spring on Brock’s Gap Parkway.Continue reading “Tre Luna Bar and Kitchen is coming to Hoover this spring”
I’ve always enjoyed things secondhand: hand-me-downs from my older sister, thrift shop accessories and all things antique. I’m new to the Magic City, so I figured I’d get acquainted by finding all of the best antique stores around town and call it work. Whether you’re an avid antiquer or you’ve never shopped secondhand before, Birmingham is full to the brim with hidden gems waiting to be found. Here are the top 10 antique stores in Birmingham you have to visit:Continue reading “Your guide to shopping 10 of Birmingham’s best antique stores like Urban Suburban and Hanna Antiques”
Wait—let me explain, Kami-con fans or curious onlookers. My home includes a Dungeons and Dragons DM and Magic and Pokemon players. We love dragon stories, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings. So in my world, the term “nerd” is affectionate. I like this definition from Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness: “Nerds: people who follow hobbies and pursuits outside of the mainstream.”Continue reading “If nerd heaven was a place, it would be Kami-con. Win tickets on Bham Now’s Instagram and see for yourself.”
Are you looking for a new home in Birmingham? Check out our list of open houses this weekend — you’re sure to find the perfect home for you. Enjoy!Continue reading “House Hunting? Check out these open houses for February 15-18”
Your best friend’s big day is coming up, and you’re in charge of planning the one last fling before the ring. The bachelorette party! A thrilling, yet daunting task. Where do we go? What do we do? Look no further then the Magic City for all bachelorette needs. Check out these staples of a successful bachelorette party, and where to find them in Birmingham.Continue reading “4 staples of every bachelorette party, and where to find them in Birmingham”
Selling season is about to kick into high gear in Birmingham. Get your house market ready with 11 essential tips from one of RealtySouth’s top-performing real estate agents, Kristen McGee.Continue reading “11 expert tips from a top RealtySouth agent for getting your house ready to sell in Birmingham”
It’s that time of year again—flu season. If you’ve been lucky enough not to get it While it may seem like you’ll be struck by the flu at any moment, there are some ways to protect yourself—and others—from getting that awful sickness. Read on to find out the top three ways to fight the flu, plus other helpful tips.
Have you ever met anyone who’s been to Camp Cosby? I have. A bunch of them. And when they talk about the place, you know it means something to them. First, there’s all the friends. Second, there’s all the fun. Third, there’s all that they learned. And then there’s all the years they went back. Again and again.Continue reading “Australian born Steve Merifield shares how Camp Cosby, a program of the YMCA of Greater Birmingham, changes lives”
This land is your land, this land is my land… this land was made for you and me. ~excerpt of lyrics from Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land.”
Did you know that you, as a citizen of the state of Alabama, and nearly 5 million fellow Alabamians share ownership of more than 1.5 million acres of public land in our state?