This week in Birmingham: December 14-20

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This week in Birmingham: dog ballet! – via artsbham.com

If you read this on Tuesday, December 12th, then go vote!  I won’t tell you who to vote for because you probably already know who you prefer, but just go and vote!  10 events and an anti-event are highlighted this week.  Let’s go ahead and get the anti-event out of the way: “All Birmingham Public Library locations are closed December 14 for Inventory Day.”  Now on to the fun stuff! Continue reading “This week in Birmingham: December 14-20”

Sights and scenes from the Birmingham Christmas tree lighting ceremony

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Birmingham’s 2017 Christmas tree at Linn Park in front of City Hall

Continuing a tradition that started in the late 1940s, Birmingham held its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony last night. At around 5:30pm, the mayor pulled the switch that unveiled a beautiful sparkling  35 foot tree  at Linn Park in front of several hundred people, including the city council and most importantly Santa Claus.

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Future of Birmingham’s Legion Field uncertain; renovate, repair or replace

More recent view of Legion Field. Via- Stanley Robinson:Provided.

90 years ago one of the first games played at Legion Field in Birmingham was the Tide facing Georgia. Here we are nine decades later, the rivalries are still as fierce as ever, but the stadium that hosted that game, is facing an uncertain future.

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Now through December 24th at Alabama Outdoors. Donate a jacket get 15% off a new one.

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Jenny Nickoli, Manager of the Alabama Outdoors Homewood store, photo by Pat Byington

Do you have a jacket in the closet that’s not getting much use?  Take it to your nearby Alabama Outdoors before December 24.   You’ll get 15% off a new jacket and they’ll donate your old one to a local charity.

This year’s annual holiday Jacket Drive at Alabama Outdoors is especially meaningful for Homewood store manager Jenny Nickoli and her family.

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The ultimate guide to tacky holiday sweater events happening around Birmingham

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It’s that time of year again – the holidays. That means it’s time to get tacky and hit the holly-jolly ugly sweater events happening around the ‘ham through the month of December. Here’s a list you don’t want to miss! Continue reading “The ultimate guide to tacky holiday sweater events happening around Birmingham”

Social media reacts to Iron Bowl 2017: the good, the bad and the funny

This past Saturday, No. 1 Alabama and No. 6 Auburn went head to head in the 82nd Iron Bowl. And as expected, football fans took to social media to share their thoughts about the game. Here’s a look at the good, the bad and the funny that hit social media before, during and after the Iron Bowl.

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Giving Tuesday: where to give this season in Birmingham

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The holiday season is a time for giving. In fact, more charitable donations are made at the end of the year than any other time. A great way to kick start the giving season is by participating in #GivingTuesday – an annual “Day of Giving” event that takes place on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Continue reading “Giving Tuesday: where to give this season in Birmingham”