Birmingham Metro “City Hall” Christmas trees and lights (slideshow)

Birmingham's Christmas Tree at Linn Park
Birmingham’s Christmas Tree at Linn Park

Earlier this week, we at Bham Now had the idea to take photos of the Christmas tree in downtown Birmingham.  After we took pictures of the 2-3 story tree, we were pleasantly surprised to see City Hall lit up in “Christmas green.”

This gave us an idea.  Wouldn’t it be nice to take pictures of Christmas trees in front of city halls, civic centers and at parks around the Birmingham metro area?

Below is a slideshow of pictures we took this week of Christmas trees in Birmingham, Trussville, Gardendale, Homewood, Vestavia, Fultondale and Hoover.

We know there are many more places.  Please feel free to email us this week, pictures of Christmas trees and lights around city hall. civic centers and parks in your community at hello@bhamnow.com . We’ll do a “City Hall” Christmas Trees and Lights II slideshow later this week if we get additional photos from you.

Meanwhile, sit back and enjoy the slideshow:

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Pizitz Reveal Kitchen Names First Tenant

Among the variety of revitalized buildings is one that stands out – Pizitz, a REV Birmingham project.

The mixed use project will offer commercial and residential spaces as well as feature Birmingham’s Reveal Kitchen to take in foodie entrepreneurs, and make their business grow even further.

Tropicaleo, winner of REV Birmingham’s Big Pitch Competition, will be the first tenant of the Reveal Kitchen!

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TEDxBirmingham – Info & Speaker Line Up

Technology, Entertainment, and Design – TED Talks are all about adding value by providing info sessions on the up and coming tech., daily news, and innovation that will shape our future.

With independent volunteer initiatives throughout the country, licensed under TED, cities like Birmingham are able to feature local innovators, entertainers, and otherwise to give you updates on what is going on!

Here’s the line up for TEDxBirmingham 2017:
Photo By: TEDxBham

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Green Acres, Zion City, Apple Valley, Inglenook and Maple Grove – what they all have in common.

These are just a few of the neighborhoods that make up Birmingham’s list of 99.  That’s right!  Birmingham has 99 distinct neighborhoods in its city limits. If you live in the city of Birmingham, you’re already a member of one.

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Green Acres is 1 of 99 Birmingham Neighborhoods

Follow our handy, dandy primer below to understand how they came about and what they do for you. Continue reading “Green Acres, Zion City, Apple Valley, Inglenook and Maple Grove – what they all have in common.”

How to help find forever homes for the furries!

Photo by MomaKat Rescue
Photo by MomaKat Rescue

If you’re looking for a new puppy dog or kitty pal this holiday season, whether for yourself or as a gift for a loved one, be sure to give our local animals a chance to come home with you!

The Birmingham metro area and beyond is home to a handful of animal adoption options that are full of friends looking for their forever homes.

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Women dominated Birmingham’s judicial races, and the DA’s office is all about change

Whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican or, like many people fall somewhere in between, it is hard to ignore the different political leanings of some areas of our state.  Jefferson County is one of those areas. This election was an example of ‘out with the old and in with the new’ after eight-year incumbent Republican DA Brandon Falls conceded the race to Democratic challenger Charles Todd Henderson. He will be Jefferson County’s first Democratic DA in three decades.

Photo by WVTM
Photo by WVTM

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Decisions About I-20/59 Will Impact Neighborhood And Business Potential For the Next 50 Years (Part 2 of 3)

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By Cary Estes

The view from the corner of 23rd Street and 14th Avenue North is actually quite lovely. That is, as long as you keep your gaze fixed in the direction of the downtown skyline and don’t look at the area immediately around you.

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Photo: Cary Estes for Bham Now

This part of Birmingham sits atop a small bluff, providing a nice panoramic view of the downtown buildings barely a mile to the south and the ridge of Red Mountain off in the distance. But turn around and you are greeted with the sight of a dilapidated abandoned house.

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