Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.
Yesterday, at 7:30am, it was a chilly 40 degrees in Birmingham. Bundled and layered up, the farmers, the makers and food vendors were prepared for a slow day as people trickled in toward The Market at Pepper Place.
“Magically.” The temperature rose, the sun shined, and the crowd grew and grew.
Checkout Bham Now’s slideshow of yesterday’s November 26, 2016 day at The Market at Pepper Place.
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.
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.