BHM to NYC: A prolific painter and magazine editor looks back on Birmingham

Jon Coffelt
Jon at a gallery in 2006 – via Wikimedia

I interviewed Jon Coffelt earlier last week.  He has recently been recovering from a bit of a sickness.  We talked about everything from quantum physics to playing outside to strangers interviewing each other and beyond! Continue reading “BHM to NYC: A prolific painter and magazine editor looks back on Birmingham”

Birmingham Public Library Archives presents two WWI events in November

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Learn more about our history. Via – Birmingham, AL Library.

It seems fitting that Birmingham, home of so many college campuses, and the first place to celebrate Veterans Day, will have two programs  honoring veterans, and exploring our country’s military campaigns and the history surrounding them. Continue reading “Birmingham Public Library Archives presents two WWI events in November”

For Birmingham to thrive, Woodfin says it’s all about education and economic development

You’ve heard Mayor-elect Woodfin throw around these terms this election year: education and economic development.

What does Birmingham’s new mayor have in mind?

Randall Woodfin, Mayor, Elect, Birmingham, Alabama, Committee, Press Conference
Mayor-elect Randall Woodfin with children from the A.G. Gaston Boys and Girls Club, via Facebook

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Who Knew? Alabama ranks first in biodiversity. How did that happen?

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Swimmer at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve – photo courtesy of Southern Environmental Center

Have you taken a hike at Ruffner Mountain or Red Mountain Park lately? Explored the caves in north Alabama near Huntsville? Paddled the Cahaba or Locust Fork rivers? Gone hunting or fishing at a state Wildlife Management area? Enjoyed a lazy afternoon on the sugar white sands of Gulf Shores?  Here’s what makes that possible. Continue reading “Who Knew? Alabama ranks first in biodiversity. How did that happen?”