Getting fired up for the Iron Bowl?
Check out the history of the “big game” from our friends at Bhamwiki (we highly recommend this website for info on all things Birmingham).
In the coming month, the Whooping Crane, one of the rarest birds in North America will be returning to Alabama.
Yes, that’s right, for Whooping Cranes our state is – Sweet Home Alabama.
Quote of the week:
“In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.” -~Baba Dioum
Our favorite stories this week: Patagonia’s Give 100% to the Planet commitment, the story about the Little River Canyon National Preserve and where you can recycle cooking oil in Jefferson County.
The devastation is complete.
The family has eaten that 20 pound bird and everything in sight. You’ve been cooking like a maniac for a week. You look around the kitchen and there it is… the pans of cooking oil.
What can you do about it? You know throwing it down the drain is wrong.
Please take a moment out of the madness that is the Thanksgiving holiday/Iron Bowl weekend and read the following inspirational prayer, poems and passages about our natural wonders here in Alabama and the South.
Have a nature-filled, meaningful, memorable, and joyful Thanksgiving.
“… Praise Thee, wondrous God for the blessed watershed that is Alabama, pliant to man’s needs, gracious to his questing spirit. May her sons and daughters not forget Thy bounty, nor fail to deserve Thy benediction through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen” ~From the state of Alabama Prayer at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.
After years of planning, in early October, the venerable Western Market on Culver Road, moved to its new home.
Perhaps, we were expecting the new Western Market in Mountain Brook to be much like the old one – a little cramped and small compared to most big box supermarkets. The old Western had that wonderful “neighborhood feel” without too many frills.
The new Western Market, which is located in the new Lane Parke development behind and near the old Western, is the exact opposite. It is spacious and modern. It has an upstairs dining area, that will become a destination for friends, families and business people to meet. The murals and the signage are eye-popping.
Do you want to finish all your Black Friday gift shopping on one website?
Try this out.
The Birmingham Originals is a group of local restaurants that have banded together to promote and develop locally owned and operated restaurants, each with its own unique flavor and flair, to propel Birmingham’s robust food scene.
This morning, Bham Now Director Pat Byington interviewed via Facebook Live Beth Franklin, the founder of Hand in Paw.
Join Bham Now and Hand in Paw this morning around 10:15am for a Facebook Live interview with their founder Beth Franklin and of course the wonderful animals.
Bham Now’s BOLD Speaker Polar Researcher Jim McClintock has designated Hand in Paw as the designated charity for his BOLD Speaker Series presentation on December 6th at Avondale Brewery.
Rebel against Black Friday madness – Patagonia 100% for the Planet
Black Friday. The kickoff of the holiday retail season. It can be madness.
At storefronts across America, people literally wait outside in long lines for hours to rush into retail stores immediately when the establishment opens at daybreak to purchase the latest electronic game or the hottest trendy toy. These type of events are often called “Doorbuster” sales.
In lieu of all the Black Friday madness, yesterday, Patagonia, one of the most successful and popular outdoor sustainable clothing companies in the U.S. announced its own special kind of Black Friday “Doorbuster” sale.
This weekend, there were a flurry of op-eds, editorials and articles opposing and supporting Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination to become to Attorney General in a Trump administration.
This morning, longtime Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions was picked by President-elect Donald Trump to be the next Attorney General.
Quote of the week – “I love to think of Nature as wireless telegraph stations through which God speaks to us every day, every hour, and every moment of our lives.” ~ George Washington Carver
The week of the Supermoon. Drought continues. Move I-20/59 takes a hit. And the big question – will Alabama ever develop a sustainable water plan?
Looking for something to do this weekend? Become a Preserve Ranger!
This week, U.S. Magistrate Judge John Ott dismissed a lawsuit that sought to block the federal and state project to replace and widen the elevated portion of Interstate 20/59 through downtown Birmingham.