“I’d like to think I’m Declan’s employee. My shop cat rules the roost. ” Will Sheppard, owner of Sheppard’s Pet Supply located at 4410 4th AVE S. in Avondale, shared with us what it’s like to own a pet store and run a small business in Birmingham.
Woodlawn, Birmingham has a brand new two-story tall mural. A balloon, piloted by an intrepid child seems to be coming in for a landing on the open, grassy area across from REV Birmingham’s Social Venture.
What happens when two families come together to create a tradition? Neighbors spend an afternoon enjoying each other’s company on a gorgeous day! Crestwood North neighbors and friends gathered in the 5300 block of 7th Court S. on Sunday afternoon, February 26, for the annual Crestwood Mardi Gras Parade.
The Birmingham Feline Fanciers (BFF) hosted their 45th Annual Cat Show Saturday, January 28th and Sunday, January 29th at the Zamora Temple. According to Becki Vance, vice president of the BFF, an estimated one hundred seventy cats representing fifty different breeds competed in the eight ring contest. Continue reading “Your new BFF – 45th Annual Birmingham Feline Fanciers Cat Show”
The Women’s March on Washington, as experienced and retold by the following Birmingham residents;
“I woke up this morning on a bus full of strangers in foggy darkness at a truck stop in Virginia. Chartered busses filled the parking lot. I made my way off the bus and into the packed convenience store full of sleepy women with flat hair and sweatshirts and pink knit hats. There was a line for the women’s restroom that wrapped out the door. But there was an excited energy in the air — tired, but excited.
On Saturday, January 21, scores of Birmingham residents converged on the nation’s capitol for the Women’s March on Washington. The crowd (some estimates are over a million) came from every corner of the country and the world to advocate on behalf of women’s rights and human rights. Some of the Alabama delegation documented their experiences through social media posts and photos.
According to Vox News,
…political scientists say they think we may have just witnessed the largest day of demonstrations in American history.
According to data collected by Erica Chenoweth at the University of Denver and Jeremy Pressman at the University of Connecticut, marches held in more than 500 US cities were attended by at least 3.7 million people.
The google docs spreadsheet, where counts are being tallied across the world shows that Birmingham contributed between 5000-10,000 participants to the historic event.
See photos/videos from locals who were there:
An estimated ten thousand women, men and children gathered at Kelly Ingram Park this afternoon for the Women’s March on Washington, Birmingham Sister March. Dalia Abrams served as lead organizer for the event, while Shante and Tori Wolfe-Sisson, Spencer Bowley and Jennifer Freehling were heavily involved in planning. More photos/video below.
Continue reading “Video/Photo Galleries of Birmingham Women’s March”
Hundreds of Birmingham women, men and children are on their way to our nation’s capitol for the Women’s March on Washington, tomorrow, Saturday, January 21. Whether by car, plane, bus, with personal funds or on scholarship, they’re all packed and headed out to make a stand for their beliefs in women’s rights.
We Birmingham women are not known for being shy, despite our sweet, southern reputation. Some, including Republicans and Democrats alike, are stepping out (literally) for their voice to be heard, on how they think women should be treated.
Local women who are headed to the Women’s March On Washington on January 21st met at Saturn Saturday afternoon to make signs for the protest. Under a colorful parachute, paint, glue and glitter were crafted into messages from the heart…messages of concern about women and minorities.
Three women explain in their own words, their motivations for marching, their expectations, and how they’ll get to the Washington, D.C. event.
You anxiously check your phone. It’s 4:45 PM. You’re feeling the pressure of how you’ll get your ride in before it gets dark. This is the time of year when the sun sets early and occasional frigid temps can threaten the cycling routine you worked so hard to keep the previous months. Some retreat indoors and some hit the darkness, head-on.
Continue reading “Would you cycle at night in Bham?”
Thursday evening, newly elected Birmingham neighborhood officers gathered at Boutwell Auditorium for an installation ceremony. Representatives of Birmingham’s ninety-nine neighborhoods listened as Mayor William Bell, city council president Johnathan Austin and councilor Valerie Abbott congratulated and thanked them for their service to the city.