At the request of Mayor Randall Woodfin, the Birmingham City Council extended the city’s current shelter-in-place ordinance to April 30.
Continue reading “Shelter-in-Place extended in Birmingham. Only walking, running and biking allowed in parks.”
“Shelter in place simply means stay at home, don’t go out except for essentials,” stated Woodfin at the March 3rd news conference. “Now each of us have a responsibility and a duty to our families, neighbors and communities to do what we can to reduce the spread of COVID-19.”
Maybe it is life without my beloved Birmingham Legion, F.C., but when I saw the latest 2020 U.S. Census response rate broken down, city by city in the Birmingham metro area, my blood boiled and I felt a little competitive.Continue reading “Birmingham is behind neighboring cities in 2020 Census response. Can we catch-up? Yes.”
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham announced it is making available grants to organizations providing critical services and economic assistance in the Birmingham region.Continue reading “Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham dedicating $1 million toward COVID-19 grants”
From our previous two stories in this series, we looked at how Alabama’s changing climate is giving us more extreme weather and pests. In this, our final installment, we’ll share an important way you can help protect our communities and beautify our surroundings.Continue reading “What you can do to protect Alabama’s natural health and beauty”
Here is something to do in the morning between 5:00am to 7:00am: Open your window or walk out on your porch/backyard. Quietly stop.
Listen to the hundreds of birds singing a “dawn chorus.”
Almost five years after it was vacated, the former Trinity/Baptist Montclair Medical Center site is slated to be transformed into a multi-use campus. The new $200 million project inside Birmingham’s city limits will include corporate headquarters, residential, medical and community-oriented retail and café spaces.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the United Way Meals on Wheels program is delivering three-weeks of shelf-stable meals to homebound seniors in Jefferson County.
Birmingham, while you shelter in place this weekend, here are three projects you can work on to help combat COVID-19 here in the Magic City and Alabama.
Yesterday, the Birmingham City Council approved the first “shelter in place” ordinance to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Alabama. The order goes into effect immediately and runs until April 3.
During World War I, the United States was so ill-prepared to go to war, we didn’t have enough socks, mittens, sweaters and yes – even bandages. Back then, the American Red Cross organized knitting drives in almost every small and large town in the nation to adequately equip our brave soldiers.
The Rotary Club of Birmingham has named Dan Stephens its new Executive Director effective July 1, 2020.
In a stern message last night, Jefferson County Health Officer Mark Wilson announced that he was amending his March 19th public health order to include the closing of non-essential retail stores, barbershops and hair salons by today at 5:00pm.
Looking for a way to help health care professionals prepare for the COVID-19 crisis? Support a mask and PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) Drive this Sunday, March 22, 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Homewood Library – 1721 Oxmoor Rd, Birmingham, AL 35209.
In a news conference this morning, United Way of Central Alabama’s President and CEO Drew Langloh, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, introduced the establishment of a statewide United Way Community Crisis Fund.