Thinking of adopting a pet from the Humane Society? CCR Architecture just paid the fee

Tammy and Missy. Photo: Liesa Cole.

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”

Birmingham lands a spot on 2018 Steve Case Revolution Rise of the Rest Tour

 

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Power of Leadership panel with Mayor Woodfin in the center, photo by Pat Byington

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.

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12th Annual Project Homeless Connect needs YOU Sat. Feb 24 for one single day

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Via- United Way.

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.

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Cathedral Church of the Advent marks 111 years of Lenten preaching, fellowship and giving

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Cathedral Church of the Advent, photo by Pat Byington

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.

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Special Operations Surgical Team to receive Bronze Star Medal at UAB

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Special Operations Surgical Team members to receive the Bronze Star. Photo courtesy of UAB.

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”

Joyful evangelism at Birmingham Mercedes Marathon cheer stations (photos)

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South Highlands Presbyterian Church member supporting Mercedes Marathon runners, photo courtesy of South Highlands Presbyterian Church

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.

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Lost pet? high-tech ways to help protect and find your four-legged best friend

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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.

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Flu 2018: schools closing, hospitals crowded, Bham Now staff down and out

Birmingham, flu 2018

I didn’t think it would find me. I thought I’d be able to escape its wrath. I’d protected myself, after all. I’d gotten the shot that was supposed to save me. Still, I was cautious. I tried my best to outrun it. Tried to shield myself from the horror it would inflict upon me and those around me. But it caught me, making me stumble as it coiled itself around me. I was too weak to scream and fight against it.

The flu had finally found me. Continue reading “Flu 2018: schools closing, hospitals crowded, Bham Now staff down and out”

Bojangles’ Inc. presents United Ability with check for nearly $25,000

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Bojangles’ presenting check to United Ability. Photo courtesy of United Ability.

When checking out at a store – grocery, pharmacy, etc. – you are often asked if you would like to donate $1 to a specific cause. While you may feel that a single dollar won’t make much of an impact, in truth, it really does add up.  Continue reading “Bojangles’ Inc. presents United Ability with check for nearly $25,000”