In 2014 the Dalai Lama visited Birmingham, Alabama. At that time, Thupten Jinpa, the Dalai Lama’s translator and a renown scholar and author in his own right, did not have an opportunity to experience much of the city during his visit. Last month, nearly four years later, Jinpa returned to the Magic City, this time to network and spread his special message about compassion.
Birmingham’s Taziki’s Mediterranean Café is celebrating their 20th Anniversary today where it all began at the Colonnade in Birmingham.
Yesterday, Marcus Fetch, the Birmingham artist of the murals that were mysteriously defaced in January, released photos of the newly restored murals on his Facebook page.
Last week, at the conclusion of a two day tour of Birmingham, Christopher Coes, Vice President at Smart Growth America and a leading expert on transportation and walkable communities declared that Birmingham can be one of the most walkable cites in the South.
Last week, Bham Now celebrated Arbor Week with a photo gallery of big beautiful trees sent to us by our readers. One reader, Dr. Mike Hardig, a professor at the University of Montevallo, sent us numerous photos of famous and state champion oak trees. We promised to publish a photo gallery. With many thanks to Dr. Hardig here are Alabama’s Mighty Oaks.
In a recent interview with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Chris Confessore, he called Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue one of the ultimate pieces of “feel good” music.
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of March 2.
For the fourth time since it was renewed by a 75% vote of Alabamians in 2012, Forever Wild, one of Alabama’s most successful conservation programs in our state’s history withstood a legislative attack to change the constitutional amendment. Continue reading “Social media campaign helped defeat anti-Forever Wild bill”
Earlier this month, the Birmingham Legion announced that the Birmingham Hammers soccer team will be playing one last season in the USL PDL league. . The club will be playing its 2018 season on the campus of Samford University.
The Junior League of Birmingham is seeking qualified local female applicants who reside in Jefferson or Shelby County to apply for several one-year college and graduate school scholarships.
With the passing of Billy Graham this week, Birmingham is remembering the time the beloved evangelist spoke to tens of thousands at Legion Field in 1964 and 1972.
In celebration of Arbor Week, Bham Now asked our readers to send us photos of their favorite trees throughout Alabama. Below are the photos we received. They truly remind us of the quote from Dr. Seuss in the The Lorax: Continue reading ““I speak for the trees.” Celebrating Arbor Week with tree photos submitted by Bham Now readers”
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of February 24.