On a rainy Thursday in Birmingham, I went over to Ensley to check out Heritage Coffee, in the old Cotton’s building, and was so glad I did. Keep reading to find out more about all the action that’s happening at Cotton’s these days, and why you should stop by and check it out.Continue reading “5 things you need to know about Cotton’s in Ensley, including Heritage Coffee (PHOTOS)”
“Teams are built in locker rooms,” said boys’ basketball coach Denton Johnson one rainy day at Southside’s Ramsay High School last week. This is why people behind the scenes wanted to have gorgeous new wood lockers built for the magnet school’s basketball gym lockers. Keep reading to find out all the details, and visit Closets by Design Central Alabama to see what they could do for you.Continue reading “3 reasons the new basketball lockers at Southside’s Ramsay High School are a game-changer”
Stadium Trace Village is hot (Smoosh Cookies, Super Chix and MELT, we’re looking at you), and it just got hotter with the opening of ARC Realty’s new Hoover office. For two years the folks at ARC Realty have been working to design a welcoming, inviting space that feels like home. Find out five reasons why we think it’ll become your new favorite hangout.Continue reading “Hoover’s Stadium Trace Village adds new concept office for ARC Realty. [PHOTOS]”
You can help a child find their forever family even if adoption isn’t something you’re planning to do. Heart Gallery Alabama works together with SDHR (State Department of Human Resources) to help find forever families for children in foster care in Alabama. Visit Heart Gallery Alabama to learn more.Continue reading “Curious about adoption in Alabama? Help a local child find a home.”
Ever heard of Henrietta Swan Leavitt? Silent Sky is a play about this pioneering astronomer who Edwin Hubble said deserved the Nobel Prize for her work measuring the universe. You can see the play Jan. 23-26 at Birmingham Southern’s College Theatre | The Underground. Get tickets now.Continue reading “Love astronomy? See Silent Sky at Birmingham-Southern College Jan. 23-26”
Did you know that Alabama has the fourth-highest rate of “unaccompanied, homeless youth without shelter” in the country? To help solve this problem, AIDS Alabama has already raised over $600k out of a total $1.5 million needed. They’re getting ready to build the Way Station, Birmingham’s only emergency overnight shelter for homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth.
Keep reading to find out why the Way Station is a game-changer. Help AIDS Alabama reach their goal—donate here, and be sure to designate the Way Station.Continue reading “Help raise $1m to build the Way Station, Birmingham’s only shelter for homeless youth”
Last week as the rest of Birmingham was getting ready for Saturday’s stormy weather, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA) donated a total of $1,050,000 to the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB and researchers at CerFlux, the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute and Southern Research Institute.
Keep reading to find out more about BCRFA and their incredible work to advance breast cancer research in Alabama.Continue reading “What to do with $1.05m? Thanks to BCRFA, UAB’s O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center gets to decide.”
If you’re a fan of orchestral music and you haven’t yet seen Maestro Carlos Izcaray conduct the Alabama Symphony Orchestra in Birmingham, what are you waiting for? If you’re a fan of the cello, you will absolutely love hearing the ultra-talented Santiago Cañón-Valencia in the World Premiere of Izcaray’s cello concerto, Stringmaster.
Keep reading to find out our nine reasons to make sure you don’t miss one of ASO’s three upcoming performances. If you know you want to go, get tickets now for either the hour-long mid-day coffee concert Jan. 17 or one of two full performances, Jan. 17 and 18, 7PM. Save 15% with code SYMPHONYNOW.Continue reading “World premiere of ASO’s Cello Concerto in Birmingham Jan 17-18. Discount code inside.”
Birmingham’s Legacy Arena at The BJCC is about to get a major—$125 million—remodel, and we can’t wait!
From what we can tell, it’s gonna be awesome. Keep reading for renderings of proposed exterior spaces and more.Continue reading “7 reasons to get excited about Birmingham’s Legacy Arena $125 million remodel (PHOTOS)”
While banking isn’t the most common path from teaching special ed, that’s exactly the direction Katie Weiland went in after getting an MBA from Montevallo. She’s six months into her new job as Consumer Banking Project Administrator at Regions Bank, and so far she’s loving her new career.
Want to know about Montevallo’s MBA program? Here you go.Continue reading “Ready for a career pivot in 2020? Katie Weiland went from teacher to professional at Regions Bank. Here’s how.”
The anticipation’s been building in advance of today’s big press conference with Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban and Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Will he stay or will he go (cue The Clash)? That’s the question that’s been on everyone’s mind and now we know the answer. Read on to learn more about the man everybody’s talking about—Tua Tagovailoa—and his big decision.Continue reading “Roll Tua Roll—we wish you all the best in the NFL”
All the holiday gifts have been opened, the decorations may or may not have been put away, and it’s time to reckon with the aftermath. Is this the year you’re going to pare down to the things you really want to carry forward with you into this next decade? If you’re thinking definitely—or even maybe—find out some of the ways Closets by Design Central Alabama can help you make the most of your Birmingham home.Continue reading “6 organization hacks to get your Birmingham home tidied up for 2020”
It’s not every day college football players 3 days out from a bowl game visit children in the hospital, but that’s exactly what happened today in Birmingham at Children’s of Alabama. Players from Boston College and Cincinnati stopped into hospital rooms bringing gifts and good cheer.
Read on for all the details.Continue reading “TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl players made new friends today at Children’s of Alabama (PHOTOS)”
The cities of Vestavia, Birmingham and Mountain Brook have recently declared themselves TraffickingFree Zones in advance of the 2021 World Games. Find out what this means and why it matters.Continue reading “Vestavia, Birmingham + Mountain Brook are now TraffickingFree Zones”
There’s some good energy in Bessemer these days—and with it, new businesses and new life for longtime favorites. What’s hip and happening these days? Read on to find out!Continue reading “8 new businesses in Bessemer, including a vegan cafe”