Park visitation was over 462,703 in 2016 compared to 248,137 visitors in 2015. The 86% jump in attendance occurred primarily because the NPS increased its efforts to more accurately count visits to the park.
I didn’t make it to any marches today. It was Shabbat and some things in my life come first. This week’s Parsha, or Torah reading, was the first section of Exodus where we learn about Moses’ life which famously starts of with the decree from Pharaoh that all Jewish baby boys are to be thrown in the Nile. Yocheved, Moses’ mother, has some other ideas about what to do with her newborn boy (as well as some of the local Jewish midwives who decide to go against Pharaoh’s wishes).
Have you heard of archery tag? It might sound a little scary, but Justin Lyles of Always In Motion, LLC (A.I.M.) has made a business out of it here in Birmingham.
CEO Justin E. Lyles, started AIM…
“to provide an environment charged with FUN, innovation, and a passionate pursuit of purpose and action.”
Archery Tag mixes a historic sport with innovation offering archery tag in classic style of play, tournament style, and as a part of a group team building experience. A.I.M. works with grade schools, college campus’ and businesses. Always In Motion has a 75 mile travel radius around the Birmingham, Al area. They also serve the area beyond this radius for a nominal transportation fee.
Our good friends at Urban Standard posted an update this morning on Facebook about their recovery from the fire that took place at their establishment nearly two weeks ago. It looks like they are moving forward in the right direction.
Yesterday, Mayor William Bell delivered his “State of the City” address, spoke to The Women’s Network, then visited the Pratt City Library to speak to the public – highlighting the growth of Birmingham from many different aspects.