Hand in Paw breaks ground on new headquarters

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The dogs eagerly helped with the groundbreaking effort! – Photo by Hand in Paws.

Tuesday, Oct 24th, on an acre of land between Forest Park and Avondale Park, Hand in Paw, the nonprofit therapy animal organization, broke ground for their new headquarters. They had some help from some tenacious digging by a few of their therapy dogs. The new facility will be named for Beth Franklin, the founder of Hand in Paw.

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Before taking office, Woodfin organizes Birmingham community via committees

At his most-recent press conference on Monday, Birmingham Mayor-elect Randall Woodfin chose local movers and shakers to head citizen-led committees that address “city services.”

Bold move or pomp and circumstance? Only time will tell.

Ed Fields, General Chalres Krulak, Mayor-elect Randall Woodfin and Bobbie Knight, Birmingham, Alabama, transition, committee
Ed Fields, General Chalres Krulak, Mayor-elect Randall Woodfin and Bobbie Knight, via randallwoodfin.com

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Stephen Smith Fine Art gallery to showcase The Secret Painting series by artist Michael J. Pearce

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“I Want The World And I Want It Now” by Michael J. Pearce. Photo Courtesy of stephensmith.gallery.

Starting on November 3, Stephen Smith Fine Art will showcase The Secret Paintings – a nationwide touring exhibit of life-size figurative oil paintings by artist Michael J. Pearce. Continue reading “Stephen Smith Fine Art gallery to showcase The Secret Painting series by artist Michael J. Pearce”

Sunday, Oct. 29th Vulcan Aftertunes music, local brews

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Vulcan Aftertunes Fall Concert series continues to welcome the changing colors and cooler temperatures of autumn with the last concert of the month on the summit of Red Mountain.

If you haven’t had a chance to experience a relaxing Sunday listening is cool tunes, craft brews, and sweet views then head on up!

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Vulcan Park Aftertunes Fall Concert Series. Via – visitvulcan.com.

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Little River Canyon National Preserve – Alabama’s most visited National Park

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Helicopter airlifting a car out of Little River Canyon in 1990. Over five years from the mid-80s to 1990, 139 abandoned cars were removed from Little River Canyon

This upcoming Saturday, October 21st, people throughout the South will travel to Little River Canyon National Preserve to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the park.

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Fighting through cerebral palsy, the United Way supports families

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Eryca Lewis and her son, Kylin – photo from the United Way of Central Alabama

Eryca Lewis and her son, Kylin, have a special bond. That’s the first thing you notice about them. It’s seen in the loving and supportive way they look at each other and in Eryca’s gentle clasp of Kylin’s shaking hand as he describes how United Way fights for him. Continue reading “Fighting through cerebral palsy, the United Way supports families”