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”

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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ISS over BHM

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Astronauts aboard the ISS today are probably still recovering from turkey overdosage, but on a typical day they study the effects of microgravity on plants, insects, and more – via nova.org

The International Space Station made a pass over the Magic City last night!  It’s so weird that we almost don’t think about how there are humans living in space for years on end.   Bham Now collected some photos off of social media, here’s what went on: Continue reading “ISS over BHM”

Cahaba River Park receives grant to construct trailhead and 5 mile trail (video)

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Cahaba River – Photo from Cahaba Environmental Center

Last week, $3.3 million in grants were awarded by Governor Kay Ivey to expand recreational trails in several communities across the state. Included in the announcement is a $200,000 grant to the Shelby County Commission to construct a trailhead and a five-mile-long, multi-use trail at Cahaba River Park.

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