Yesterday the Birmingham City Council met for seven hours, listening to citizens as they voiced their opinions for and against the city pitching in to pay for building a new open-air stadium.
Do you have spring fever? Bham Now certainly does. Check out some local plant life snaps we found on Instagram. We are curious about all things Birmingham. Do you know any of these green thumbs or garden centers?
There was movie that premiered a little over ten years ago by Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman called “The Bucket List” which was about two men on a road trip with a wish list of things to do before they “kick the bucket.”
On Saturday, March 24th, more than four hundred cyclists rolled away from UAB’s Kirkland Clinic for the 4th Annual Magic City Cycliad. Be sure to check out the photo gallery at the end of this post!
Have you ever wondered exactly how the local roads we travel daily got their names? Who were those people that rated a highway or street? Bham Now has the info, in fact, we try to get to the bottom of all things in The Ham.
Liberty Parkway will be widened to four lanes as a part of a redevelopment project and cooperative agreement between the two cities and Jefferson County.
In a groundswell of youth activism in Birmingham, thousands of young people and their supporters rallied at Railroad Park calling for tougher laws against weapons and solutions to gun violence.
In Bham Now’s story about the Jacksonville State University tornadoes earlier this week, we told our readers we would provide additional information about where you can donate funds to support not only Jacksonville, but other tornado/storm impacted areas such as Cullman and communities throughout Central and Northeast Alabama.
The United Way of Central Alabama has stepped forward to help
Every year, it is “Casual Day” before the first football game of the season, when Alabama and Auburn football fans wear t-shirts and jerseys the Friday before game day in lieu of business attire. This year, show your support for individuals with disabilities and their families by enlisting your local business, community group, church, friends and family to wear the United Ability t-shirt on April 27 – United Ability Day.
The Navy is coming to Birmingham!
From Springfield to Sacramento to Bossier City and to Birmingham, America’s Navy will sail into 14 cities across the US, Apr. 9-15 as part of the Navy Week outreach program.
With the passing of a car-rental tax to help fund a new $174 million stadium in Birmingham, the state nudges another piece of the financial puzzle into place.
On Monday, March 19th, Jacksonville State University was hit by an EF-3 tornado with winds of up to 135 mph. Surrounding communities near the university and towns throughout Alabama also received damage, including the Russelville and Cullman communities.
Today, leaders and members of the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham, Freshwater Land Trust, Vulcan Park and Museum, Mayor Randall Woodfin and members of the Birmingham City Council cut the ribbon revealing the new Kiwanis Centennial Park expansion to Vulcan Park and Museum.
With Spring officially beginning today, the city of Birmingham’s warming station for the community’s homeless is likely done for this winter season, unless we have that surprise late winter storm that sometimes happens in Alabama.