Originally from Wales (UK) and a fluent Welsh speaker. Longtime sustainability and recycling champion. Former county recycling manager in the UK. Career highlights include introducing innovative recycling systems and achieving a point where households throw out trash just once a month. Competed in international coastal rowing championships and followed Wales throughout Europe in their Rugby and Soccer endeavours.
We met some of the team of The MacDonald Insurance Group off of 280 to find out how they make a positive impact in the Birmingham community. Brandon MacDonald explains how team building, creating a fun work culture and offering rewarding opportunities to make a difference is key.
The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has been serving the region for sixty years as a catalyst for transformational change. On Thursday, August 15, from 4:00 – 6:30, The Community Foundation will be holding ‘Thriving Communities’: a free event open to the public. Keep reading for the topics and speakers. (Limited seats – Free but you must register here)
A new island themed restaurant and bar is now open in the Birmingham neighborhood of Avondale. The Thirsty Donkey, owned and operated by Greg and Kathy Stein offers a relaxed tropical island experience (without the air miles) at 4100 4th Avenue South. Read on for more info and photos.
Birmingham, Alabama was named after Birmingham, England (the UK’s second largest city). It may not be that surprising given our British namesake was a major industrial center which city founders wanted to achieve here with iron and steel production. The cities are unique – but have there been cases of mistaken identity due to sharing a name? Let’s find out.
Red Mountain Theatre Company’s latest show, Matilda The Musical, has hit the stage of the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater and is thrilling Birmingham audiences. This is a high-energy, hilarious comedy with great acting and unbelievable singing talents. There’s still time to catch the Tony Award-winning musical based on Roald Dahl’s classic book. Hurry! It closes August 4. Director Michael Flowers gave us an inside look at the response. Keep reading to find out how to WIN TICKETS. Use discount code Matilda7 to save $7 on level 1 or 2) now.
There’s so many great places to eat in Birmingham, but sometimes finding time to grab a quick lunch, or to take your family out to dinner can be a challenge. Why not try a locally owned delivery service? The TakeOut Bham has been making ordering from independent restaurants in Birmingham easy – since 2010. I tried them out and this is what happened.
Guests visiting Birmingham Zoo’s ‘Trails of Africa’ can now meet Luti and Gadze. The pair of young male African elephants recently moved to Birmingham from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. I visited to see them exploring their new home and to speak with Dr. Stephanie Braccini Slade (Vice President of Living Collections) to find out more about the elephant program.
Red Mountain Theatre Company’s latest hit, Matilda The Musical is performing at the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater until August 4, and it’s hilarious! From the creative and twisted genius of Roald Dahl, comes the inspiring story of a smarter than average little girl who dreams of a better life in this Tony Award-winning musical.
When you think about scuba diving in Alabama, there’s a good chance you’ll be thinking about the Gulf Coast shoreline and dreaming about that next beach vacation. But did you know there’s great scuba diving closer to Birmingham?
Austin Perine, the adorable superhero who’s been feeding the homeless since the age of four, is one of many Birmingham heroes who have been recognized for their civic pride and leadership by The Vulcans Community Awards. Nominations are now open for the 2019 awards, but hurry; the July 31 deadline is almost here. Find out more.
Whether you rate yourself as the next winner of the Masters or you’ve only recently considered taking up the game, there’s some fantastic public golf courses within a short distance of Birmingham. It’s time to dust off those clubs and get ready to hit the fairways (hopefully) with our guide to 9 public golf courses within 25 miles of Birmingham.
There’s something undeniably romantic about travelling over Alabama’s historic covered bridges. They suddenly appear on scenic backroads and provide a beautiful reminder of days gone by. Check out our great road trip from downtown Birmingham that allows more than enough time to explore three historical bridges in Blount County over three to four hours. Photos and map below.
When I moved to Birmingham from the UK, I was ecstatic to learn pro-soccer was on the way. I set about getting to know people I could join to watch future games and found Magic City Brigade, the Birmingham Legion FC supporters group who have unwavering loyalty to the team and provide a sea of noise within the stadium. Find out more about the Brigade and how they’ve developed a vibrant community for people who share a common love for soccer in Birmingham.
Mountain biking enthusiasts will be happy to hear the new Black Creek Mountain Bike Park has officially opened this week in Hoover. Spanning 73 acres of up and down woodland terrain and offering 5 miles of trails, the new park provides plenty of opportunities to put yourself and your bike to the test. Find out more, including a map of the trails.