We all know that reading to your children is important. But did you know that toddlers and preschoolers who are read to every day have many academic advantages? If you’re looking to jump-start your child’s interest in reading, then check out the 50 Stories to Read Before You’re 5 collection by Books-A-Million.
Today at the Power of Leadership luncheon sponsored by Alabama Power, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin announced America Online (AOL) co-founder Steve Case chose the Magic City as one of the cities on his upcoming Rise of the Rest 7.0 bus tour.
Birmingham is one of only five cities around the nation named on the tour.
Who inspires you? Who motivates you to reach higher and achieve your dreams? If you’re a high school senior or a college student, you can turn your inspiration into education. Regions Bank is awarding scholarships for top essays that highlight inspirational African-Americans.
Before I moved to Birmingham I thought of Hoover, AL as just the high school football stronghold of the state, maybe because of that TV show from a few years ago. Hoover is a thriving suburb of Birmingham, a small city with momentum that is continuing to see a surge of new housing, business centers and retail development.
Have you ever heard of roasted coconut balsamic vinegar? How about green chili pepper olive oil? Did you know that balsamic vinegars were once used in drinks and that they’re making a comeback? In this week’s edition of Small Business Monday, Cheryl Harper tells us about the world of flavor that awaits at Simply Infused Olive Oil Shop.
This week while researching for a story about lost pets, microchipping and web sites that help reunite lost pets with their humans, I ran across an article about a Birmingham woman who lost her beloved pet Mitzy on the day she was moving away for a new job.