Presidents Day is this Monday, February 18. It’s officially called “Washington’s Birthday” to commemorate George Washington, the first U.S. president. So, how does this impact your Monday in Birmingham? Keep reading to find out.Continue reading “What’s open and what’s closed in Birmingham on Presidents Day, Feb. 18, 2019”
Are you kicking yourself because you forgot to register for the Samford Academy of the Arts classes and workshops this past January? Or do you think it is too late to sign up your child for summer camp?
I’ve always enjoyed things secondhand: hand-me-downs from my older sister, thrift shop accessories and all things antique. I’m new to the Magic City, so I figured I’d get acquainted by finding all of the best antique stores around town and call it work. Whether you’re an avid antiquer or you’ve never shopped secondhand before, Birmingham is full to the brim with hidden gems waiting to be found. Here are the top 10 antique stores in Birmingham you have to visit:Continue reading “Your guide to shopping 10 of Birmingham’s best antique stores like Urban Suburban and Hanna Antiques”
This land is your land, this land is my land… this land was made for you and me. ~excerpt of lyrics from Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land.”
Did you know that you, as a citizen of the state of Alabama, and nearly 5 million fellow Alabamians share ownership of more than 1.5 million acres of public land in our state?
If you’ve never ventured into the part of Birmingham that lies between Village Creek and Five Mile Creek, north of Norwood, we’ve got a treat for you today. We’ve done some homework so we can share with you about some of the treasures of this part of town. A little off the beaten path, the North Birmingham community has played a key part in our city’s history.
For those of you who are following along, this is the fifth in a twenty-three part series we’re bringing you, in which we help you get to know all 99 of Birmingham’s neighborhoods. So far, we’ve featured the Crestwood, Northside, Red Mountain, and Roebuck / South East Lake communities.Continue reading “9 things you need to know about the North Birmingham Community, including the Historic Bethel Baptist Church”
Yesterday, ALDOT sent out a flurry of tweets and texts about the latest street/road closures occurring over the next two weeks, including a major closure of the Red Mountain Expressway North ramp onto 59/20 Northbound in the late evenings till early morning.
The Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) has awarded its coveted accreditation to United Way of Central Alabama’s 2-1-1 Information and Referral Center after the center completed expected practices defined by the AIRS Standards and Quality Indicators.
On Wednesday, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin addressed a school-wide Black History Month Assembly at The Altamont School.
Do you know someone in Birmingham who is doing great things for the community and deserves some praise? Nominate them for The “Other” Awards, happening May 14 at Saturn.Continue reading “Nominate your favorite unsung heroes in Birmingham for The “Other” Awards, happening May 14 at Saturn”
Last month, Smart Growth America released a report titled Dangerous by Design which documented the number of people who were struck and killed by automobiles walking on streets from 2008 to 2017. In the report, according to their metrics, the Birmingham metro area ranked 13th nationally, as the most dangerous city for walking.
It’s a world problem, a national problem and a local problem that flows through our interstates every day. I-20 has earned the moniker “the super highway for human trafficking in the United States,” and I-85, I-10 and I-65 are major corridors, too. Learn how the Junior League of Birmingham and local municipalities are fighting back—and what you can do.Continue reading “31 local municipalities join Junior League of Birmingham’s fight against human trafficking”
Several popular Birmingham area restaurants, including popular places such as Paw Paw Patch on Green Springs and Dave’s Pizza in Homewood received 95 and above on their health inspection scores over the past 30 days.
In 2016, NPR held its annual Tiny Desk Contest, as part of their popular Tiny Desk Concert series, which has been viewed on You Tube more than 2 billion times, and has millions of loyal followers on radio. Out of more than 6000 contest video entries from all over the world, a jury of high profiled musicians came back with one unanimous winner – Gaelynn Lea.
Last night, on social media and their website, ABC 33/40 announced that their longtime and popular Chief Meteorologist James Spann has been named the 2019 National Weatherperson of the Year by the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH).
Are leaders born or made? Students at The Altamont School strive to answer that question through participation in the school’s C. Kyser Miree Ethical Leadership Center.