Powell School, Birmingham’s first school building, may get new life

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Powell School (or the Free School), Birmingham’s first permanent school building. Closed since 2001, the school was nearly destroyed in 2011 from a fire. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

According to Michael Calvert, a longtime civic leader in Birmingham, the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation is working with a developer to explore restoring  Powell School, the first permanent school building in Birmingham.

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Magic City Dentistry to hold Fall Open House on September 27 with local music, Trim Tab beer and art by Paul Cordes Wilm

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Magic City Dentistry’s Kristye Dixon and Dr. David Sollenberger. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

You’re invited! On Thursday, September 27, Magic City Dentistry will hold a free Open House, at 2117 1st Ave. N. Birmingham from 4:30 -6:30. The event will feature beer by Trim Tab, music by Tony Rodio and an art installation by Paul Cordes Wilm, called “Do You Dream in Technicolor?”

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5 reasons to attend the upcoming Cahaba River Society Fry-Down at Railroad Park on September 30

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La’Tanya Scott of the Cahaba River Society with students from the CLEAN outdoor nature education program. Photo courtesy of the Cahaba River Society

“It’s Earth Day in the Fall with catfish.” That’s how supporters describe the annual Cahaba River Society Fry-Down, one of the state of Alabama’s largest catfish cook-offs and festivals, held on September 30, Noon to 4:00pm at Railroad Park.

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Explore Alabama’s natural wonders. Register today for The Alabama Beta, the state’s first 48 hour adventure race benefiting local conservation efforts

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Photo of Little River Canyon 2017 – by Pat Byington, Bham Now

Want to explore Alabama’s natural wonders, raise money for a good cause and do it all in one weekend? Register for the upcoming The Alabama Beta September 28-30.

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United Way of Central Alabama seeks to fill Director of Grants Management and administrative support positions. Learn more.

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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. Continue reading “United Way of Central Alabama seeks to fill Director of Grants Management and administrative support positions. Learn more.”

Can you paddle the entire 650 mile Alabama Scenic River Trail? Meet two men who are making the journey

View from the Alabama Scenic River Trail. Photo courtesy of Alabama Scenic River Trail

Can you paddle the entire 650 mile Alabama Scenic River Trail? That is what Will Denton, 79, and John Denton, 66 started doing earlier this month.

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Sneak peek: 4 trailers from the 2018 SOUTHERN EXPOSURE Film series by the Alabama Rivers Alliance. Premiere is at Altamont School on Thursday, September 13

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Catherine Flowers interviewed by filmmaker Ellen Esling. Photo by Alabama Rivers Alliance

The popular SOUTHERN EXPOSURE Film Fellowship series is back after a one year hiatus. Continue reading “Sneak peek: 4 trailers from the 2018 SOUTHERN EXPOSURE Film series by the Alabama Rivers Alliance. Premiere is at Altamont School on Thursday, September 13”

Behind the scenes with Kristi Tingle Higginbotham as she returns to Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Birmingham Does Broadway on September 21

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Kristi Tingle Higginbotham on Broadway in Homewood. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

On Friday, September 21, Alabama Symphony Orchestra will be holding one of their most popular concerts of the year, Birmingham Does Broadway, at Samford University’s Wright Center, featuring Broadway musical classics like Les Miserables, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, King and I, Sunset Boulevard and much more. Get tickets now.

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Vulcan Park Foundation announces 2018 The Vulcan Community Award winners. Honorees include UAB pioneer Scotty McCallum

Birmingham’s beloved Vulcan, photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

The Vulcan® Park Foundation  announced this week, the 2018 honorees for the fifth annual The Vulcans Community Awards.

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