Last November, I was fortunate to attend the unveiling and dedication of “Frank’s Table” – a beautiful sculpture honoring Birmingham’s legendary chef and restaurateur Frank Stitt at the 24th Street entrance of The Rotary Trail.Continue reading “Tour a ‘Birmingham Original’ the National MS Society’s Legacy Art Trail”
This year’s United Ability Journey of HOPE fundraising event will be extra special.
On August 29th, United Ability, an organization that serves over 5,700 children and adults with disabilities, will be honoring their staff and paying tribute to the memory of Gary Edwards —Dr. E—the group’s beloved CEO for nearly 38 years.Continue reading “United Ability to honor staff and pay tribute to the memory of Dr. Gary Edwards at Journey of HOPE at home”
If there ever was a city in our community that needs a boost – Fairfield is it.Continue reading “City of Fairfield opens Goudy Entertainment downtown and announces plans for a Dansby Food Center”
Every year for nearly a century, committed volunteers fan out into our community to meet face-to-face with neighbors, co-workers and businesses to ask for support on behalf of the United Way of Central Alabama.Continue reading “See why United Way is going virtual for the 2020 Campaign, and how you can help”
One of my favorite inspirational nature quotes is by a poet named Gary Snyder who once said:
Continue reading “A “Walk the Woods” at the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve. Dig in and take responsibility.”
“Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.”
Now here is something we can “howl” or “meow” about in Birmingham.
This month, Wallethub, the personal finance website, released an in-depth report on 2020’s Most Pet-Friendly Cities.Continue reading “Birmingham ranks 9th most pet-friendly city in U.S.”
Looking for Alabama’s best burrito? Far and Wide, a popular national travel digital publication declared a winner this past week in a post titled “We Know, You Want the Best Burrito in Every State.” So, who took home the title?
Drumroll please…..Continue reading “Best burrito in Alabama? The winner is Dos Hermanos Taco Truck, according to Far and Wide”
Whenever I visit the Alabama Wildlife Center to see the orphaned baby birds or a majestic red-tail hawk, I think of Anne Miller, the Center’s founder and first director.
Anne is a Birmingham original.Continue reading “Anne Miller, founder of the Alabama Wildlife Center receives Alabama Audubon’s Yellowhammer Award”
I love Homewood, especially the Soho area. But whenever I saw Michael’s Restaurant on the corner of Aloft, I yearned for the day when the legendary restaurant would return back to Birmingham.Continue reading “Sneak peek: Michael’s Restaurant is back in Birmingham where it belongs (photos & video)”
This upcoming school year may be his busiest year ever.Continue reading “11 new EcoScapes for Birmingham schools? Now that’s a great idea”
A story that never gets old.Continue reading “UAB Hospital named top hospital in Alabama with eight specialty programs nationally ranked”
It has been a lifeline.
That is the consensus from groups we talked to who had been awarded COVID-19 relief grants from the United Way of Central Alabama Community Crisis Fund.Continue reading “It is a lifeline—United Way Community Crisis Fund has distributed $538,817 to 104 nonprofits”
Perhaps it all started a couple of years ago when Bessemer landed the Amazon Fulfillment Center providing up to 1500 new jobs.Continue reading “Birmingham emerging as Southeast logistics hub with 500 new jobs on the way”
If you were going to organize and conduct 200,000 COVID-19 tests on incoming and returning Alabama college students before they start classes in August – who are two of the state’s best institutions to do such a job?Continue reading “UAB leads ambitious COVID-19 testing program of Alabama college students with help from Bruno Event Team”
New guidelines have been provided by the Alabama High School Athletic Association for games that take place this fall. Decisions regarding participation are up to each individual school/district but should they decide to participate schools will need to follow the new AHSAA guidelines.Continue reading “High school sports may return this fall in Alabama. See the plans.”