Birmingham ghosts continue to haunt; their spirits living to tell the tale

At East Lake Park in 1888, a mother and daughter were found. Photo provided by Birmingham Digital Library

Birmingham has seen its fair share of history, haunted spaces, stories of the past that slowly rise to the surface, and strange occurrences with the paranormal. It would be hard to miss the eery stories of Sloss Furnaces and so many others. The legendary stories live on and we’re here to keep them alive. Who’s to say what is true and what is false? We invite you to decide for yourself.

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The Birmingham Originals brought the heat this past weekend with Breakin’ Bread

Bellinis Ristorante & Bar won first place at the event for their Pumpkin Bolognese. Photo by Lauren Bedford

On Sunday, October 14th, the 16th annual Breakin’ Bread came together to celebrate this region’s food and local cuisine. Hosted at its original location of Pepper Place, quite the crowd came out to support all the Birmingham foodies as well as the makers.

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Stargazing in Birmingham isn’t just for the dreamers with a spotlight on the Christenberry Planetarium

The Christenberry Planetarium at Samford University located across from Reid Chapel offers a consistent and unique opportunity to learn about the skies on Thursday nights. Photo provided by David Weigel

As the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer, some may start to wonder about all the space above us. Unknown to many, Birmingham offers the community multiple ways to observe the galaxies.

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Time for a ride down Birmingham Lane to take the edge off

Birmingham roads are perfect for wandering especially 20th Street North in downtown. Photo by Holly Moore

We all have our go-to stress-relievers and for those of us who love to drive, we have the perfect list. If you prefer the city or the woods, we can hook you up with that afternoon drive that is sure to help calm your nerves. Known for its idyllic landscape and quaint downtown, Birmingham has so many drives to offer those who need to get away.

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Breakin’ Bread at Pepper Place on Oct. 14th is a feast-ivity you can’t miss with Southern food, locally made crafts and Birmingham community

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With homegrown, local ingredients, Breakin’ Bread offers a taste of all that Birmingham has to offer. Photo provided by Breakin’ Bread

On Sunday, Oct. 14, a host of local restaurants will descend upon Pepper Place for Alabama’s premier food, wine and beer festival. That’s right, folks – it’s time for the 16th annual Breakin’ Bread. Returning to its original home of Pepper Place, the festival, presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, will offer divine taste testing, delicious drinks and the all-new Buffalo Rock Makers’ Market featuring handmade art and creations from southern craftsman.  Continue reading “Breakin’ Bread at Pepper Place on Oct. 14th is a feast-ivity you can’t miss with Southern food, locally made crafts and Birmingham community”

BACHE’s Visiting Writers’ Series hosts Derrick Harriell at Birmingham’s universities

This week Birmingham’s universities hosted Derrick Harriell for their Visiting Writers’ Series. Photo by Holly Moore

Listening to a storyteller can be enchanting. To hear their poems and their scars told in a beautiful way is awe-inspiring. This past week, BACHE hosted their Visiting Writers’ Series with special guest, Derrick Harriell. In hopes of uniting the resources of the universities in Birmingham, BACHE invites everyone in the community to come listen to a writer read their stories and share their life.

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6 Birmingham bands you don’t want to miss, including Wilder Adkins

Wilder Adkins playing at Seeds Coffee House in Homewood. Photo provided by Wilder Adkin’s instagram

Last week, we asked for local artists that have recently released music, and Birmingham responded with bands too good not to share. We wanted to provide an additional list of all the great bands with Birmingham roots.

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Birmingham Brunches: The Porch Patio Edition including The Essential

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the quiet downtown atmosphere that The Essential has to offer. Photo provided by The Essential’s instagram

In Birmingham today, we might still be waiting on that colder weather, but when it comes we’ve prepared the best outdoor brunch locations that you are going to want to remember. Whether it’s between you and a good book, a dear friend or a collection of all your favorite people, these locations are sure to satisfy your autumnal brunch needs.

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12 Birmingham-based bands that are catching our attention

One of Birmingham’s own, Love Moor shares her musical talent with the world. Photo provided from Love Moor’s instagram

With a long history of music and the arts, Birmingham is consistently producing new artists who are passionate about their sound. We wanted to share some newer Birmingham-based artists that have recently produced work that we think you’ll enjoy.

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11 Bookstores Scattered across Birmingham that are Worth Checking Out

Jim Reed has been running Reed Books on 3rd Street for 38 years. Photo by Holly Moore

Calling all of Birmingham’s bookstore lovers: we were thinking of you when we created this list. We’ve highlighted interesting facts and tips that you won’t want to forget when looking for your next haunt.

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What you missed at Birmingham’s 17th annual Artwalk

This past weekend Morris Avenue hosted the 17th annual Birmingham Artwalk with many artists displaying their works. Photo by Jacob Blankenship

For the past seventeen years, Birmingham has hosted an annual Artwalk in the City Center Loft District. It is a two-day event with fun for the whole family: food trucks, performances, and art galore. It caters to the economical as well as the exorbitant. This display of regional talent is a much anticipated event that is sure to entertain, located from 2nd Avenue South to 2nd Avenue North between downtown and Southside. Continue reading “What you missed at Birmingham’s 17th annual Artwalk”

Get away from the world in Birmingham’s new basement bar: Pilcrow Cocktail Cellar

Pilcrow Cocktail Cellar located off of Morris Avenue is Birmingham’s newest basement bar. Photo provided by Pilcrow Cocktail Cellar

One of the newest additions to Birmingham’s bar scene is the clandestine Pilcrow Cocktail Cellar. The bar is located in the cellar of one of the oldest buildings in downtown Birmingham at 2015 1st Ave North. Continue reading “Get away from the world in Birmingham’s new basement bar: Pilcrow Cocktail Cellar”