People need wheelchair accessible trails and parks for different reasons. Whether a wheelchair is a permanent or short-term feature in your world, we know you want to get out and about. Especially since Spring is now here! So, we put together a list of places you can go to enjoy the great outdoors.
Chances are, you didn’t know Birmingham’s Cahaba Community was a thing. It’s made up of one neighborhood: an old coal-mining area called Overton. Once you finish reading, you’re going to want to visit because there’s a lot going on.
It’s hard not to go all fangirl on Mixtroz’ Ashlee Ammons. She’s fun, smart, energetic and going places. And, she’s the millennial daughter of Baby Boomer biz partner Kerry Schrader. Together, they are the dynamic duo at the helm of Mixtroz.
In case you and Mixtroz (pronounced “mix-troes”) haven’t met yet, the name stands for “mixer+intros.” As in, you go to an event where you want to meet people—conference, wedding, school, whatever. Through the wonders of technology, they help hook you up with cool people.
Did you know we have a bunch of costume events here in Birmingham? Maybe Halloween or Purim was your favorite holiday as a kid. Perhaps you realized later just how much fun it could be to let your freak flag fly. Even if you’ve never tried it, doesn’t it just look like so much fun?
Whatever your reasons for wanting to dress up, we found eight good excuses to don your best costume and head out for some fun. Plus, we wanted to let you know about one cool cosplay event that that takes place online every February.
Kim Waites decided two and a half years ago to move into a converted cargo van named “Big Bertha” and work to eliminate longstanding debt. Today, she can look back and see a big change in herself and her way of life:
“When you don’t have a home, it forces you to reconnect with people. I’m more confident . . . I’ve tackled my debt. I’ve learned how to be more self-sufficient and more accepting of challenges.”
“I don’t need that” is her new view on a lot of things she used to consider essentials.
If Samford’s not yet on your list of places to catch a show this Spring, you’re missing out. Samford Arts has an incredible Spring lineup of concerts, ballet, and theatre. We’ve got all the details for you below.
Underground Birmingham and I first met on Instagram. Pictures of abandoned structures drew me in: churches, roller coasters and more. Then I started noticing the pictures of abandoned mines.
Curious, I reached out. Yesterday, two of the three guys involved and I got to talk for a good while. It rocked my world. My eyes are now open to the subterranean world that made Birmingham, long before any of us were born.
The fact that Presidents’ Day is right in the middle of Black History Month is no coincidence. In the early 1900s, Carter G. Woodson documented the contributions of African Americans. He wanted to create Black History Week during a time when African Americans were already celebrating both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass’ birthdays. The first Black History Week took place in 1926. The US has observed it ever since. Fifty years after its founding, it expanded into Black History Month.
Wait—let me explain, Kami-con fans or curious onlookers. My home includes a Dungeons and Dragons DM and Magic and Pokemon players. We love dragon stories, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings. So in my world, the term “nerd” is affectionate. I like this definition from Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness: “Nerds: people who follow hobbies and pursuits outside of the mainstream.”
Have you ever met anyone who’s been to Camp Cosby? I have. A bunch of them. And when they talk about the place, you know it means something to them. First, there’s all the friends. Second, there’s all the fun. Third, there’s all that they learned. And then there’s all the years they went back. Again and again.
For the next five weeks, from February 12-March 13, StoryCorps’ MobileBooth is in town. They’d love for you to reserve a spot today to tell your story. And even if you don’t want to tell your story, stop by Railroad Park and say hello, or check them out on the radio or online.
If you’ve never ventured into the part of Birmingham that lies between Village Creek and Five Mile Creek, north of Norwood, we’ve got a treat for you today. We’ve done some homework so we can share with you about some of the treasures of this part of town. A little off the beaten path, the North Birmingham community has played a key part in our city’s history.
For those of you who are following along, this is the fifth in a twenty-three part series we’re bringing you, in which we help you get to know all 99 of Birmingham’s neighborhoods. So far, we’ve featured the Crestwood, Northside, Red Mountain, and Roebuck / South East Lake communities.
Once the V-day champagne and chocolate are done, head on down to see Closets by Design at the Birmingham Home Show. From February 15-17, they’ll be at the BJCC, along with a few celebrity guests. Read on to the end of this article to find out how you can win tickets to the Birmingham Home Show. Closets by Design has given us four tickets to give to lucky winners.
If you want to go ahead andget tickets to the show, without entering the giveaway, no worries.