Move over Churchill Downs and Talladega. Bham Now was on hand yesterday to witness the most exciting, quirkiest and unusual race in the South… the UAB annual Gurney Derby.
Perhaps no one in Birmingham has had a better front row seat to witness the Magic City’s renaissance, both downtown and in the surrounding areas, than Urban Land Institute Alabama member and former longtime director of the Auburn Urban Design Studio, Cheryl Morgan.
Earlier this week, Bham Now featured a story about illegal garbage dumps and rampant problems with litter within our communities in Alabama. On Saturday, October 20, between 8am to 1:00pm, you have a chance in Birmingham to combat these problems by participating in the Fall City-wide Cleanup.
United Way of Central Alabama believes that their employee talent is among one of their greatest assets necessary to build a social movement to improve people’s lives and advance the common good of our community. That is why United Way is committed to attracting, developing, retaining and creating careers for diverse talent and leadership who will work interdependently toward accomplishing their goals in Central Alabama.
When travelers enter the state of Alabama via interstate highways, they are welcomed, in most places, by a sign declaring “Alabama the Beautiful.” Continue reading “Protecting ‘Alabama the Beautiful’ by cleaning up our mess”
This week, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute announced that the honoree for the prestigious 2018 Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award will be Birmingham native, global human rights activist, scholar and author Angela Y. Davis.
The annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns to Birmingham for its 11th year on October 21 at Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret Theatre.
Got trees? Ruffner Mountain does.
A special story from a new Birmingham resident, Jon Eastwood from Wales, about the 16th Street Baptist Church Wales Window.
Have you heard of Dr. Sarah Parcak, an Egyptologist, National Geographic Explorer, 2016 TED Prize winner and Birmingham local? Her Innovation Depot-based nonprofit, GlobalXplorer°, leads the global effort to find and protect our hidden cultural heritage. Learn how she does it at Bham Now’s BOLD Speaker Series event on Thursday, Oct. 18, at Cahaba Brewing Company. Tickets are $20 (includes a beverage from Cahaba Brewing and tacos from Taco Mama).
Need a break from all the news and craziness in your life? We’ve found something special for you from the Alabama Wildlife Center.
Record high temperatures throughout the Southeast in September, spilling into October (5 of the first 6 days were over 88 degrees in Birmingham, including 4 – 90 plus days) are delaying leaves from changing, according to the October 4, 2018 Foliage Report from the Foliage Network.
Let’s say you want to learn how to become a painter, a fiction writer or a violinist. Perhaps, you love photography or need to brush up on the Spanish or French you took in college. You don’t have to go far.
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup for the week of October 6.
The 9th Annual Cahaba River Society Fry-Down on September 30 at Railroad Park was the most successful in its near decade long history.