Bham Now’s Nature Roundup – “Searching for Bigfoot” edition – May 4th (video)

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The Daily Show’s Alabamian Roy Wood searching for Bigfoot and visiting the Talladega National Forest

Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup “Searching for Bigfoot”  May 4th edition.  Alabama made national news last week when the The Daily Show ran a series of comedy segments about the Yellowhammer State.

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Hands On Birmingham Ignite Award winners inspire volunteerism and love of community

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Hands On Birmingham Ignite Awards

Last week, seven unsung, dedicated,“roll up your sleeves” community volunteers were honored with the Ignite Award for igniting action and accelerating change in their local communities. The inaugural event was hosted by Hands On Birmingham the volunteer initiative of United Way of Central Alabama.

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5 questions with Scarlet Little Thompson of Civitan International

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Left to right is: husband John, Cade, Keeley, Kaela and Civitan ‘s Scarlet Thompson

Civitan International has reached a few milestones in its 100 year history. Founded and based in Birmingham, it was the first of the major civic organizations to admit women to full membership, the first to break the racial barrier (in the 1940s) and among the first to go international. When Scarlet Thompson takes on the role of Executive Vice President in July, she will become the first female leader of the organization.

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Checkout Ruffner Mountain’s new special donor wall and don’t forget the Annual Native Plant Sale today

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Last night, Ruffner Mountain celebrated its 40th year with the unveiling of a new donor wall. A one of a kind work of art, the colorful mural depicts the urban natural world. The wall honors the Ruffner’s founders, donors, foundations and volunteers who have poured their blood, sweat and tears into a nature preserve in Birmingham that is larger than New York City’s Central Park.

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Urban Standard re-opens: Smiles and hugs everywhere – a community comeback story (photos)

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Urban Standard re-opened today after a fire caused its closure on January 5, 2017.

All morning long there has been smiles and hugs between employees and long time customers, as Urban Standard, the popular downtown coffeehouse and cafe on 2nd Avenue North, opened its doors for the first time since a January fire forced the business to temporarily close.

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Civitan Club of Birmingham and the Jimmie Hale Mission team up

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Kearney Hutsler and Tony Cooper – photo from Civitan Club of Birmingham

Tony Cooper, executive director of the Jimmie Hale Mission, spoke at the Civitan Club of Birmingham’s monthly luncheon on Friday, April 21, 2017. Combined, the two organizations have served the Birmingham area for more than 170 years.

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