The Bessemer area has exploded with new jobs and opportunities in the past couple years. One part that is now catching up with the times is the Bessemer Train Depot, now that it has been purchased by Brian Giattina, Blox CFO and founder of Bessemer Redevelopment Corps. Keep reading to see the past, present and future of this Bessemer icon.
As spring comes full-fledged to Birmingham, we’re all wanting to get outside more. Check out these nine upcoming Birmingham races that are the perfect way to enjoy this wonderful weather, whether you’re a casual 5k-er to the next Shalane Flanagan or Steve Prefontaine.
Pre-pandemic, we saw a huge rise in e-scooters and other micromobility options across the country. Thanks to a new city ordinance and increased need for equitable transit, micromobility is back in Birmingham.
Birmingham bartenders are a staple of local life. In honor of Women’s History Month, Campesino Rum is celebrating the diversity of local bartenders with 7 must-know mixologists. See what they have to say about bartending, working in a primarily male industry and their favorite Campesino cocktails, in no particular order.
The sun is shining, the weather is warming up, so I think we can call it and say Spring is here! And with Spring comes spring cleaning. Keep reading to see where you can donate old clothes, furniture, and other household items in Birmingham.
The newly-opened Valley Hotel in Homewood features a breathtaking art feature right in the lobby. Keep reading to learn more about “The Middle Way” mural by Trés Taylor, and its delightfully local inspiration.
Urban Supply is changing the face of Parkside in Birmingham, bringing 100,000 square feet of retail, office and fitness spaces as well as restaurants and bars to the area. See what’s there, what’s happening and what’s coming to the coming-soon development that just broke ground.
Happy birthday Dr. Seuss! March 2, 2021 honors the 117th birthday of the famous writer and illustrator with National Read Across America Day. See how Birmingham literacy nonprofits and local libraries are celebrating the national holiday this year.
Dr. Jesse J. Lewis, Sr. is a force to be reckoned with, as a World War II veteran, the first Black Alabama cabinet member, chairman of Agency 54, Birmingham Times Publisher Emeritus, and many more things. On February 25, Agency 54 hosted a “Conversation of Influence” with Dr. Jesse Lewis and Spire Energy’s Joe Hampton to discuss Lewis’s life, wisdom and new book, One Man’s Opinion: Together We Can Do This.
In iconic Old Town Helena, The Petal Cart is a staple business. Opened by Lee Lee Gaisert and her daughter Kayla Ellis, the flower and gift shop features lovely arrangements, excellent service and a heartwarming story.
Have you heard about herd immunity? As the US continues to fight the coronavirus pandemic, hope (and vaccines) are on the way. Keep reading to learn the latest from Dr. Suzanne Judd, an epidemiologist at UAB, about herd immunity in the US and Alabama.
One of the most satisfying things in life is helping others, and Dawn Hoag and Rob Street know all about that. They work at Amazon’s BHM1 facility in Bessemer and spend time off the clock engaged in community service. Keep reading to see how these two make a positive impact in the Birmingham area.
Black History Month is a great time to beef up your bookshelf with books by Black authors. Keep reading to see what Birmingham bookstores recommend you add to your reading list for Black History Month and beyond.