Sol Y Luna, one of Birmingham’s most beloved restaurants, is returning in December at Lane Parke

Chef and Owner Jorge Castro shows off his steak quesadilla. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

According to an announcement on social media and in a news release, six years after closing, Sol Y Luna, the iconic Birmingham restaurant, is set to re-open in December at a new location at Lane Parke in the Mountain Brook.

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THE YARD HBCU Tour will be at Birmingham’s Magic City Classic October 25. 7 things you need to know

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Winners of THINK BIG NOW pitch competition.
Winner of the Think Big Now pitch competition. Photo courtesy of THE YARD.

Birmingham-based THE YARD HBCU Tour has reached 38,000 students since its inception. You can check them out at The Magic City Classic October 25.

Find out what this means for students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and how you can get involved.

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Learn about the “Magic City School Bus Project” and 4 ways you can support it at Ecofest on November 7

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Students at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve by their “Magic City School bus. Photo courtesy of Southern Environmental Center at Birmingham-Southern College

Over 14,000 students visit the Southern Environmental Center’s campus & Turkey Creek Nature Preserve facilities annually.

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What will Alabama look like in 2119? With proper planning it can be a stunning oasis for people, business and wildlife.

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View from Cherokee Rock Village. Photo credit: ADCNR/Robin E. Taylor

In 1819, Alabama was covered with rich forests, prairie, wooded grasslands and canebrake (bamboo). Most of that landscape has been lost.

During the ensuing 200 years, we turned our rivers into lakes, forests into farms and lost and then brought back deer, turkey and the Bald Eagle.

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For 50 years United Way of Central Alabama has successfully pioneered regional cooperation and partnerships. See how it works.

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Photo courtesy of United Way of Central Alabama

In 1969, United Way of Central Alabama expanded as an organization beyond Jefferson County into neighboring Shelby County. A year later, the United Way extended its reach into Walker County and subsequently into Blount and St. Clair counties.

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Join Cheers to the Coosa at the Clubhouse on Highland on September 19. Tickets are limited.

The view over Moccasin Gap in Wetumpka, Alabama on the Coosa River. Photo by A.Odrezin from the Coosa Riverkeeper Facebook page

Summer is almost over.

There is no better way to celebrate its end than to raise a glass to the river we all know and love – the Coosa River.

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Hey Birmingham, temperatures have topped 90 degrees every day in September. Stay safe this weekend

Screenshot of Birmingham’s temperatures for September from AccuWeather.

On Friday, September 13th, the mid-day temperature in Birmingham topped 99 degrees.  Well, at least we were not Chattanooga, which blew past 100 degrees and reached 103!

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Birmingham steps up: Truckloads of Dorian Hurricane relief aid is on its way

City of Birmingham Hurricane Dorian Relief efforts at Boutwell Auditorium on September 12, 2019. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

On September 9th, the City of Birmingham, along with Christian Service Mission, SummitMedia, United Way Hands On and countless local groups and citizens put out the call to support a Hurricane Dorian Supply Drive at Boutwell Auditorium.

Birmingham answered that call for help.

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Historical marker memorializing lynching victims dedicated at Sloss Furnaces

Unveiling of theJefferson County Memorial Project (JCMP) historical marker at Sloss Furnaces, September 9, 2019. Photo courtesy of Birmingham Mayor’s Office

On September 9th, the Jefferson County Memorial Project (JCMP) dedicated a historical marker memorializing lynching victims, Tom Redmond and Jake Mckenzie at Sloss Furnaces. Both men worked at mines owned by the Sloss-Sheffield Iron and Steel Company.

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