National coalition features Alabama Land and Water Conservation Fund projects

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Photo of Little River Canyon 2017 – by Pat Byington, Bham Now

This week, the national Land Water Conservation Fund Coalition highlighted conservation projects throughout the state of Alabama in its efforts to renew the 52 year old Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

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Birmingham lands a spot on 2018 Steve Case Revolution Rise of the Rest Tour

 

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Power of Leadership panel with Mayor Woodfin in the center, photo by Pat Byington

Today at the Power of Leadership luncheon sponsored by Alabama Power, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin announced  America Online (AOL) co-founder Steve Case chose the Magic City as one of the cities on his upcoming Rise of the Rest 7.0 bus tour.

Birmingham is one of only five cities around the nation named on the tour.

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The right sales associates makes all the difference at Driver’s Way. Meet Ryan Lynn and Daphanie Diaz

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Driver’s Way sales associates Ryan Lynn and Daphanie Diaz, photo by Pat Byington

Doug Anderson, the General Manager of Driver’s Way was there at the beginning when the Birmingham-based dealership was created more than 20 years ago.

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Thrillist names Little Donkey’s fried chicken best in America

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Left to right – Little Donkey staff: Drew Sanders, Sabrina Bouriche and Jose Molina, photo by Pat Byington

Last week, Thrillist, the popular national digital site that covers  food, drink, travel and entertainment named Homewood-based Little Donkey as one of its 31 Best Fried Chicken Restaurants in America.

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Cathedral Church of the Advent marks 111 years of Lenten preaching, fellowship and giving

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Cathedral Church of the Advent, photo by Pat Byington

For 111 consecutive years, the Cathedral Church of the Advent has held a Lenten Preaching Series in downtown Birmingham. This century old tradition will begin on Ash Wednesday, February 14 with Bishop Kee Sloan, the 11th Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Alabama as the first preacher.

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Joyful evangelism at Birmingham Mercedes Marathon cheer stations (photos)

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South Highlands Presbyterian Church member supporting Mercedes Marathon runners, photo courtesy of South Highlands Presbyterian Church

Unique to Birmingham, every year runners at the Mercedes Marathon are greeted at several “cheer stations” by joyful ministers and parishioners from churches along the route. Yesterday, Bham Now collected a series of photos from South Highland Presbyterian Church, Independent Presbyterian Church and the Cathedral Church of Advent of our city’s own brand of Sunday morning race day evangelism.

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Birmingham Legion and UAB seal deal on joint use of BBVA Compass Field

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Rendering of the expanded BBVA Field on the UAB campus.
The Birmingham Legion Football Club (FC) announced that it is partnering with UAB to house its USL professional soccer team at BBVA Field, which is the present location of the UAB Blazers soccer team.  The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees made the decision final last Friday.

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Discovering Birmingham’s inspirational Norwood and Ensley murals

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Ensley Alive mural on the side of the Bethesda Health Center in Ensley. In the photo, left to right, Birmingham Museum of Arts Director Graham Boettcher, Bethesda Health Center’s Bettina Bryd-Giles and mural artist Ukuu Tafari

Over the past six months, Bham Now has written and photographed murals throughout Birmingham.  Last month, we were distraught when we learned several murals in Avondale and Woodlawn were vandalized. From that  story, Bham Now readers told us about a couple of remarkable  murals in Norwood and Ensley.

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Recycling is one of Alabama’s most important industries for new jobs

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Employees at KW Plastics in Troy, Alabama, photo from the KW Plastics website

What are Alabama’s most important job producing industries? Automotive manufacturing or the steel industry? Perhaps agriculture and forestry? Chances are, the recycling industry would not make anyone’s list.

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Birmingham Does Broadway: An evening with the Magic City’s best performers and the Alabama Symphony

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Leah Luker and Caleb Clark will be performing at the Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Birmingham Does Broadway on February 17th at Samford University’s Wright Center

Take note! On February 17th at the Samford University Wright Center, Birmingham’s most renowned vocalists and performers will be joining the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra Chorus for an evening concert titled, Birmingham Does Broadway.

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Alabama Wildlife Center and Shelby County Commission honored for support of Oak Mountain State Park

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Alabama Wildlife Center was honored by Alabama State Parks during their annual Eagle Awards ceremony

This past weekend, Alabama State Parks honored the Alabama Wildlife Center and Shelby County Commission for their contributions to Oak Mountain State Park at the second annual Eagle Awards ceremony which was held at Guntersville State Park.

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