Need Girl Scout Cookies? “Find Cookies Here”

Girl Scouts Birmingham Alabama
It’s Girl Scout cookie season in Birmingham – find a booth sale in your neighborhood

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.

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BhamOS: science fiction comes to life in the magic city

Totally, 100% accurate depiction of a smart city. Definitely not Tron promo art.

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?

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Coming up this week…

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)…

Chief Keef forgetting you can’t call people on your money – Source:hiphopdx.com

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Friday night fracking: Energen expects to expand

Energen Plaza in Birmingham (yeah, it’s that building!) Rehosted from Flickr

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.

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Followup: CrossPlex Village isn’t all fun and games

Jefferson County Millennial Democrats’ Facebook profile banner

Yesterday morning, I wrote about the City Council’s approval of a proposed CrossPlex Village near Five Points West.

Yesterday afternoon, I was able to get in contact with the most visible voice of dissent: the Jefferson County Millennial Democrats.

Speaking with their treasurer, Emma Colburn, I was able to get a more in-depth analysis of why they object to the development approval.

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Birmingham Chosen as Semi-Finalist for Smart City Initiative

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.

Photo by Wade Cline

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