Did you know Birmingham is home to the Mother’s Milk Bank of Alabama? Think of it as a food bank for some of our state’s most vulnerable citizens—children who, for one reason or another, aren’t able to get breastmilk straight from their moms.Continue reading “Got milk? 5 things to know about human milk banking in Birmingham”
Birmingham’s Vulcan Materials Company announced plans this week to support academic excellence programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The new grant initiative will support select Historically Black Colleges and Universities in key areas of the Southeastern United States that are part of the Company’s nationwide footprint.Continue reading “Vulcan Materials breaks new ground with THE YARD and Historically Black Colleges and Universities”
Starting April 29, Magic City Flower Market brings locally grown flowers to Birmingham. It’s at Rosegolden Flowers in Avondale (right across the street from The Abbey Coffee Shop). Mondays during growing season, it’s open from 10AM-1PM.Continue reading “Magic City Flower Market opens April 29 in Avondale: flower fans rejoice”
Yesterday, Anthony Ray Hinton spoke to a crowded house at the North Avondale Library. Everyone came to hear the man whose memoir Oprah chose—not only for her Summer 2018 book club, but for her next movie.Continue reading “7 things I learned from former death row inmate Anthony Hinton”
Birmingham has no shortage of amazing mountain biking trails. It’s no surprise, then, that the Magic City is also home to a burgeoning middle and high school mountain biking scene.Continue reading “10 things to love about youth mountain biking in Birmingham”
Q: What’s more fun than actually going to TEDxBirmingham?
A: Hunting all over the city for cute little #TEDEggs for a chance to win a discount to TEDxBirmingham.
Alternatively, you can go ahead and purchase tickets at TEDxBirmingham.org now.Continue reading “TEDxBirmingham is coming May 3-4, 2019. Find TedEggs before Easter for ticket discounts”
If you’ve driven down 5th Avenue South in Avondale recently, from downtown toward Avondale Park, you’ve probably noticed a sweet new development going in on the right-hand side. All those white houses make up Cottages on Fifth. Read on to learn more about all the ways we love this place.Continue reading “7 reasons to get one of Avondale’s last three Cottages on Fifth now”
When you first hear the name “Closets by Design,” you most likely picture closets. As in, a place to put your clothes. Bet you didn’t know they design a bunch of other things, too, including home offices.Continue reading “3 things we love about this awesome home office by Closets by Design of Central Alabama”
If you haven’t been to Woodlawn for a while, you’ve been missing out. This area is hopping, with an infusion of creativity and energy everywhere you turn.
Celebrate Birmingham’s 10th annual Dining Out For Life ® event on Thursday, April 25. Join over 30 of Birmingham’s best restaurants as they partner together to raise funds for AIDS Alabama’s HIV services and programs. Find out where. AIDS Alabama has information here, too.
Now that Spring is here, it’s time to think about buying a CSA share with a local farm. CSA stands for “community supported agriculture,” and buying one is kind of like becoming part of the family of a local farm.
Here in Birmingham, we’re lucky to have choices for our CSA shares. We found eight to choose from.
Imagine not having a place to call home. Now imagine not having a home in the heat of an Alabama Summer. Among all the other challenges you’d face, how would you keep clean?
Erica “Star” Robbins doesn’t just imagine. She’s actively working to provide showers for Birmingham’s homeless citizens. Through Be a Blessing Birmingham, she aims to raise $60,000 by May 31, 2019, to bring mobile showers to the Magic City.Continue reading “#ShowerPower: bring mobile showers to Birmingham’s homeless by mid-Summer 2019”
Hand in Paw’s Mutt Strut is about to celebrate its 10th “annifursary” on April 20. You and your furry canine friends are invited to join the Birmingham fun. There will be a dog-friendly 5k and a 1-mile Fun Run, followed by a rockin’ After Pawty for all on the UAB Campus Green. Register now.Continue reading “Mutt Strut is 10! Come to Hand in Paw’s dog-friendly run and pawty Saturday, April 20”
Who in Birmingham doesn’t know someone who’s been affected by the opioid epidemic? If you’re wondering why people get addicted and what you can do about it, Jeff State’s viewing and discussion of Chasing the Dragon is the event for you.Continue reading “Chasing the Dragon: Birmingham community forum on opioid abuse at Jeff State’s Hoover campus April 15 6-8 pm”
Birmingham’s Closets by Design team works directly with customers to design, manufacture and install the organizational spaces of their dreams.Continue reading “Behind the scenes at Birmingham’s Closets by Design, plus an amazing wrapping station that you need now”