A Guide to Christmas at the Alabama Theatre

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Christmas showings are coming to the Alabama Theatre. From your favorite Christmas movies to a country/folk performance, you’ll spend your December at the theater.

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7 Posts that Sum up your Monday back from Thanksgiving

Posts about Monday back from Thanksgiving
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Nothing is worse than a Monday except maybe a Monday after a break. Even though Thanksgiving could not have come soon enough, we could have held off a little longer on these Monday blues. Whether you returned to school or work, this Monday was probably a bit of a drag. Here are 7 posts for your blah Monday mood.

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Severe storms, lots of rain headed Birmingham’s way

It is finally time to grab those umbrellas, Birmingham! Your prayers have been answered. Here comes the rain, and lots of it.

While a wind advisory has already made its way to our area, look out for the two-part severe storm event that’s expected to start tonight and last through Wednesday.

With these dangerous winds, there’s also the possibility for hail and maybe a tornado, too. This rain is not playing around! Dang. What kind of rain dances did ya’ll do for the past two months during the drought?

Via GIPHY
Via GIPHY

These winds are “strong enough to down trees,” according to the National Weather Service, and the advisory has been expanded to include all of central Alabama. That means it’s time to secure your lawn furniture, the soccer goal or anything in your yard that has the potential to blow away. Don’t forget about smaller plants in pots!

Map by the National Weather Service
Map by the National Weather Service

How Much Rain and When?
According to WVTM, a few rain showers have already started in Northern Alabama, but Birmingham won’t see rain until later tonight, possibly between 9 and 10 p.m.

Parts of Northern Alabama could see up to “five inches of rain,”  but Birmingham is predicted to receive a little less, around three inches. Check out The Alabama Weather Blog for information and forecasts for traveling.

Swamp Monster BBQ – Brick & Mortar Finally Goes Up

“We Have Monster Butts” – SMBBQ Slogan

If you are new to the south, or just Birmingham for that matter, many local Bar-B-Que joints pride themselves on this saying. Vulgarity is not in question here, you know we southerns tend to have our funny sayin’s.

Photo By: Swamp Monster BBQ
Photo By: Swamp Monster BBQ – “Swamp Monster”

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A Birmingham treasure – the Ruffner Mountain fire lookout tower

Photo by: Rob Brewer

Did you know Ruffner Mountain has a fire lookout tower?

According to Bhamwiki, the Wharton Lookout Tower (also called East Lake Tower) is a 100-foot tall galvanized steel frame fire lookout tower erected in 1941 by the Civilian Conservation Corps on Ruffner Mountain near East Lake in what is now the Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve.

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Alabama Environmental Council “crowdfunding” for the expanded recycling center & 50th year

Alabama Environmental Council Recycling Center
Just a few of the materials the AEC Recycling Center collects – newspaper, magazines, mixed paper, cans, plastic bottles and glass

The Alabama Environmental Council‘s Board of Directors have launched a “crowdfunding” campaign to fund their newly expanded recycling center in Avondale and to celebrate the organization’s 50th year in 2017.

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“Magical” – The Market at Pepper Place (slideshow)

Market at Pepper Place
The Market at Pepper Place

Yesterday, at 7:30am, it was a chilly 40 degrees in Birmingham.  Bundled and layered up, the farmers, the makers and food vendors were prepared for a slow day as people trickled in toward The Market at Pepper Place.

“Magically.” The temperature rose, the sun shined, and the crowd grew and grew.

Checkout Bham Now’s slideshow of yesterday’s November 26, 2016 day at The Market at Pepper Place.

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Noah’s Event Venue – Opening Summer of 2017

Event venues (particularly wedding venues) are in high demand within the Birmingham area, and we can expect yet another to come to Hoover, AL this coming summer.

Noah’s – “a classically beautiful event venue that was built with you in mind. At NOAH’S, we understand that every couple has their own style, budget and vision for their wedding.”

Photo By: Noah's Event Venue
Photo By: Noah’s Event Venue

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When it comes to gift ideas, just say cheese!

Birmingham, the time is ripe for gift giving, and if you’re looking for something a little different, but with a personal touch—try artisan cheese.

It’s one of those gifts that offers so much variety, and that may be overwhelming to some. That’s where a local cheesemonger comes in handy. Good thing Birmingham is getting one soon, thanks to all the culinary delights coming to the Pizitz Food Hall!

Pizitz Food Hall by Bayer Properties
Pizitz Food Hall by Bayer Properties

Busy Corner Cheese will feature “farmstead and artisanal cheese and related specialty items,” as well as a knowledgeable staff. Continue reading “When it comes to gift ideas, just say cheese!”