From Birmingham to New Orleans on the Crescent Amtrak

Birmingham, trains
Photo by Lynn Terry.

There is something exciting about trains. The monotonous clickity clack. The alarmingly loud, yet inviting, bellow of the whistle. A conductor that hollers out, “All aboard the…” Wait. Birmingham has a passenger train? The answer to this question is yes, the Magic City does have a passenger train, and it’s called the Crescent. Continue reading “From Birmingham to New Orleans on the Crescent Amtrak”

Birmingham bicyclists unite! Help create a network of safe roads and streets

Photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now

Ok Birmingham bicyclists! Are you tired of risking your life when you ride your bike on the streets of Birmingham and the metro area? If your answer is yes, now is your chance to advocate and provide input on the new draft Regional Bicycle Network.

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Birmingham warming stations top 400 people in need of shelter

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Mayor Randall Woodfin greets a visitor at the BJCC warming station on Christmas Day

According to a Facebook post by Don Lupo, director of the city of Birmingham’s Office of Citizen Assistance, more than 400 people used the city’s warming station at the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center last night.

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Watch history: The 2018 countdown and lighting of the new Alabama Theatre sign (video)

Birmingham AL, Alabama Theatre
Photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now.

Last night, Bham Now and several hundred New Year’s Eve party-goers braved the bone-chilling cold weather to capture the historic lighting of the new Alabama Theatre sign on 18th Street in Birmingham’s Theater District.

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Birmingham warming stations extend hours and need help

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Mayor Randall Woodfin greeting a visitor to the Warming Station at the BJCC on Christmas Day, 2017

Birmingham warming stations at the Birmingham -Jefferson Civic Center and Grace Episcopal Church in Woodlawn are extending their hours to insure people are safe and warm during the hard freeze that has hit the region and will continue till the end of the week.

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Mystery surrounding old Southside Birmingham building solved

Mystery letters, D. VK. D. Via- Cameron Balentine.

A few weeks ago I wrote about the mystery surrounding the cryptic letters, D. V K. D painted on the blacked-out windows of an old, purple building on Birmingham’s south side.

Maybe you’ve seen those mysterious letters at 12th Street and 1st Avenue South and wondered what they could mean. We asked our readers what those letters might stand for…I think I know! Continue reading “Mystery surrounding old Southside Birmingham building solved”

Director Graham Boettcher has high hopes for the Birmingham Museum of Art

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Graham Boettcher, Director of Birmingham Museum of Art. Photo courtesy Birmingham Museum of Art.

The Birmingham Museum of Art saw some changes to their staff this past September. After a six-month national search, the Board of Trustees of the Birmingham Museum of Art appointed Dr. Graham C. Boettcher as its new R. Hugh Daniel Director.  Continue reading “Director Graham Boettcher has high hopes for the Birmingham Museum of Art”