All morning long there has been smiles and hugs between employees and long time customers, as Urban Standard, the popular downtown coffeehouse and cafe on 2nd Avenue North, opened its doors for the first time since a January fire forced the business to temporarily close.
Tony Cooper, executive director of the Jimmie Hale Mission, spoke at the Civitan Club of Birmingham’s monthly luncheon on Friday, April 21, 2017. Combined, the two organizations have served the Birmingham area for more than 170 years.
Below is a special Earth Day weekend treat from Bham Now – passages, lyrics and quotes from Alabamians about Alabama’s precious forests, rivers, streams, lakes, wildlife, biodiversity and people.
Yesterday, Alabama’s Environmental Management Commission (“EMC”) voted to deny a statewide petition filed by nine water protection groups to initiate rule-making to require better public notification of sewage spills and overflows. In doing so, the EMC announced plans to study the issue and consider rule-making at a later date to improve public notification of sewage spills.
Yesterday’s USA Today featured Birmingham’s popular Rotary Trail in their travel section.
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup April 21st Earth Day edition sponsored by the JSU Little River Canyon Center.