Half an hour of your time could save up to three lives. Donating blood is one of the easiest ways to do something good—it doesn’t cost money, it’s quick, and you get free snacks after! Here are 3 places to donate right here in Birmingham, AL.Continue reading “3 places to donate blood in Birmingham—and why it’s important”
I’ve got a confession to make.
As a native Alabamian, who has worked in conservation for more than three decades, I never knew there were millions of acres of grasslands and prairies in Alabama two centuries ago.
Have you heard of the Prince Hall Masonic Temple? Once the cornerstone of Birmingham’s black community, the Masonic Temple Building has since fallen into a state of disrepair. However, the Prince Hall Masons are determined to restore this historic building to its full potential. Hang with me to follow my tour through this cultural jewel of Birmingham’s history.Continue reading “A sneak peek inside Birmingham’s cultural jewel – Prince Hall Masonic Temple. Photos!”
How many times a day do you run a faucet, take a shower or flush a toilet? As the wastewater spins down the drain and heads into oblivion—where does it actually go? Here’s an inside look at what goes on beyond the flush right here in Jefferson County.Continue reading “Down the drain and out of sight! Where does your wastewater go in Jefferson Co?”
This week, a popular locally owned Birmingham restaurant made a USA Today “best in Alabama” list.
Online marketplaces such as eBay, Facebook Marketplace, and others have exploded in popularity. However, traveling to a stranger’s house to pick up an item can make you think twice. Luckily for Birmingham—there’s another option. Meetup spots for Internet purchase exchanges! Read on for the details.Continue reading “Buying goods online? 11 Internet purchase meetup spots in Birmingham”
A nationally recognized civil rights activist. A deputy director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. A Pulitzer Prize winner. A NASA engineer. This year’s Alabama Humanities Fellows are an impressive group, to say the least—and you have the opportunity to hear them speak right here in Birmingham, AL.Continue reading “Activist, Author, Director, Rocket Scientist—Meet the 2019 Alabama Humanities Fellows”
It took 10 years to unveil Alabama’s quarter as part of the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Program, but its selection of the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site is a “terrific choice” according to Jim Noles, Birmingham author of “A Pocketful of History” stories behind the U.S. Mint’s 50 State Quarters Program.
The 10th annual Birmingham Restaurant Week presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is taking over the city August 16-25, 2019. Almost 60 restaurants are offering killer deals all over Birmingham, AL—how will you ever know where to start? We’ve got you covered.Continue reading “Your ultimate guide to Birmingham Restaurant Week 2019: Celebrate 10 years of BRW August 16-25”
Birmingham – welcome the 2019 McCalla Little League Intermediate All-Star Team – World Series Champions!
Written by Samantha Moats
Let’s be honest: It’s challenging to stay focused at the office during these sunny, summer months. Fortunately, the Birmingham area is brimming with great neighborhood parks, perfect for the short OOO break you need to take a deep breath, spark inspiration, and soak up some vitamin D – so don’t forget the sunscreen!
The 21st annual Sidewalk Film Festival kicks off in Birmingham on August 19. Three local Birmingham filmmakers told us about their films and the festival at large. Get your popcorn and applause ready! Here’s what to watch for.Continue reading “3 Birmingham filmmakers on their upcoming screenings at Sidewalk Film Festival Aug. 19 – 25th. Use discount code BHAMNOW15!”
A heatwave is coming, a heatwave is coming! No, really—the National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning in Birmingham, AL for Tuesday, August 13. Here’s all you need to know, along with 5 actions to take to stay safe!Continue reading “It’s HOT outside. 5 ways to handle the Birmingham heatwave”
The Birmingham region was ranked No. 3 for economic growth potential among mid-size U.S. cities in a recent report by Business Facilities, a national publication that focuses on economic development.
Woodlawn Market is an urban street market in the heart of Historic Woodlawn. They are halfway through their 6th season, and on Saturday, August 10, they are hosting their first-ever night market from 5-9pm! Find all the details here.Continue reading “Party in the streets! Woodlawn Market to host first-ever night market August 10”