According to a news release from Rojo, the popular restaurant in the Highland Park area of Birmingham, the longtime Southside neighborhood establishment has won the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s 2018 Restaurant Neighbor Award for the state of Alabama.
As you drive around the southside of downtown Birmingham, it seems every building belongs to UAB. You’ve probably seen a few outdated buildings on the UAB campus that just don’t compare to the sleek, new and improved ones.
Former Auburn University basketball player and NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley has announced he will be starting a vocational school initiative to train plumbers, electricians and car mechanics. Continue reading “Auburn & NBA basketball legend, Charles Barkley partners with vocational school”
This week, the Alabama Forestry Commission is encouraging all Alabamians to celebrate and observe Arbor Week February 19 to February 25. Proclamations, tree plantings, and seedling distributions will mark the week for most all the 82 communities recognized as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation across the State of Alabama.
Big things are happening in Trussville this year as the city undergoes a huge revitalization project. Continue reading “Trussville’s revitalization project has officially begun: here’s what’s opening!”
Another old historic Avondale building is being renovated, restored and redesigned. Not many of us were around in the 1930’s or 40s. If you were, you might have filled up at the Gulf gas station at 400 41st St. Then it became the Painted Shovel Mercantile antique shop. Now a new exciting urban retail/office center is in the works.
Are you a professional in the Birmingham area who wants to get involved and give back to our community, while building skills, networking and enhancing that important resume. Look no further! Vulcan Park and Museum is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Junior Leadership Board. ⠀
If you live in Birmingham, you’re no stranger to the woes and expletives caused by Hwy. 280. The City of Birmingham and ALDOT have officially teamed up in an effort to improve the I-459/Hwy. 280 Interchange. Continue reading “Birmingham City Countil approves big changes to the I-459 and Hwy. 280 interchange”
CCR Architecture and Interiors wants you to adopt one of these cats or dogs.
Sometimes an article idea I come across speaks to me personally. As a history minor, I love a story with a historical angle…and old buildings get my creative juices flowing. I’m also a sucker for pet rescues, my dog, Bongo is a rescue lab. Continue reading “Thinking of adopting a pet from the Humane Society? CCR Architecture just paid the fee”
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.
Hands on Birmingham is searching for volunteers for the 12th Annual Project Homeless Connect, Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Boutwell Auditorium. It’s a really effective, unique program that helps our homeless population with simple, complex and necessary things all in one single day.
For 111 consecutive years, the Cathedral Church of the Advent has held a Lenten Preaching Series in downtown Birmingham. This century old tradition will begin on Ash Wednesday, February 14 with Bishop Kee Sloan, the 11th Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Alabama as the first preacher.
Five Special Tactics Airmen will receive the Bronze Star Medal – the military’s fourth highest combat medal – for extraordinary heroism during a ceremony at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The ceremony will take place at 11a.m. on February 13, 2018. Continue reading “Special Operations Surgical Team to receive Bronze Star Medal at UAB”
The 20/59 bridge replacement project is well underway, and that means drivers will be navigating downtown Birmingham as a detour, wait for it … for three years!
Unique to Birmingham, every year runners at the Mercedes Marathon are greeted at several “cheer stations” by joyful ministers and parishioners from churches along the route. Yesterday, Bham Now collected a series of photos from South Highland Presbyterian Church, Independent Presbyterian Church and the Cathedral Church of Advent of our city’s own brand of Sunday morning race day evangelism.