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.
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.
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”
As you walk down 41st St. S. or enjoy a bite at the Avondale Common House in Birmingham, you might notice an old two-story brick building with 19.IOOF.O2 inscribed at the top. A sign that a secret society met here?
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”
Check out that million-dollar smile from the mayor of Children’s! Five-year-old Beaux Waites finds joy in others while sharing his quiet strength. Continue reading “Children’s of Alabama has a new mayor! Meet Beaux Waites.”
Looks like we’re going with: “You have to spend money to make money.”
No parent wants to think about child abduction, and I know I would do whatever it takes to keep my daughter safe.