It’s been 11 months since the last Girl Scout cookie sale. You just pulled out your last box of thin mint cookies, you stored in your freezer from last year’s booth sale. Like clock work, your stomach grumbles…. you know it’s that time of year again. It’s Girl Scout cookie season!
This weekend, Girl Scouts throughout North Central Alabama will be holding GS cookie booth sales in front of local businesses.
We’re no strangers to love: Birmingham has a vibrant sister cities program, and it’s expanding! According to the Jamaica Observer, Birmingham and Kingston, Jamaica signed a sister City agreement this week.
If you’re meeting a lot of new people recently, congratulations, and it’s not just you! More and more first-time home buyers are coming to live here, enough to propel us into the top ten cities for first time home buyers list for Zillow, “the leading real estate and rental marketplace.”
The idea of “smart cities” has been around even longer people have been using “smart” as a synonym for “connected.” All through popular media, the “grid” is becoming aware of its residents, helping them get to work faster, safer, and less stressfully. Sure, there are those inconvenient robot uprisings and security exploits, but those are all just plot points, right?
So I’ve noticed there hasn’t been an “upcoming events” post in a while – we seem to be focusing on single events. And to top it all off, birmingham365 is giving me an error page on my laptop. So I’ll do it myself! Coming up this week in Birmingham (keep in mind that none of the artist links should be considered worksafe unless your job is to listen to music)…
You’d be forgiven for not knowing what Energen is. The Birmingham-based oil drilling company doesn’t exactly show off. But today, the “exploration and production” company announced a plan to significantly expand their American drilling operations in a conference call with slides available here.
Smart City is an initiative which creates “smart, sustainable cities with high-quality living and high-quality jobs.”
As Birmingham continues to gain notoriety through restaurants, startups, entertainment and tourism, this initiative will take us just that much closer to being one of the most happenin’ places in the south.