The last 5 years have been huge for the Magic City and most counties in the Birmingham Metro area, but one county stands out among the rest; Jefferson, home to Vulcan.
Every type of business is benefiting from the eagerness of developers to renovate downtown Birmingham.
Each piece of news to hit your fingers on Birmingham’s growth, although maybe small, continues to point towards a major comeback by the Magic City.
On December 19th, 1871 – 145 years ago – the city of Birmingham was incorporated by the state of Alabama.
In 1925, the Birmingham City Commission officially adopted December 19th as Birmingham Day.
Take a crack at this Birmingham Day inspired quiz. Find out whether or not you are truly a Bham fan.
Birmingham’s food boom has also given rise to a big opportunity: solving hunger in the Magic City.
Earlier this week, we at Bham Now had the idea to take photos of the Christmas tree in downtown Birmingham. After we took pictures of the 2-3 story tree, we were pleasantly surprised to see City Hall lit up in “Christmas green.”
This gave us an idea. Wouldn’t it be nice to take pictures of Christmas trees in front of city halls, civic centers and at parks around the Birmingham metro area?
Below is a slideshow of pictures we took this week of Christmas trees in Birmingham, Trussville, Gardendale, Homewood, Vestavia, Fultondale and Hoover.
We know there are many more places. Please feel free to email us this week, pictures of Christmas trees and lights around city hall. civic centers and parks in your community at firstname.lastname@example.org . We’ll do a “City Hall” Christmas Trees and Lights II slideshow later this week if we get additional photos from you.
Meanwhile, sit back and enjoy the slideshow:
Among the variety of revitalized buildings is one that stands out – Pizitz, a REV Birmingham project.
The mixed use project will offer commercial and residential spaces as well as feature Birmingham’s Reveal Kitchen to take in foodie entrepreneurs, and make their business grow even further.
Revitalization – Ahhh, just the word makes me proud of Birmingham and how far we have come within the last year.
Many districts are thriving, while some are just now making some sort of an appearance. None the less, the Magic City is hoppin’ with new developments.
Technology, Entertainment, and Design – TED Talks are all about adding value by providing info sessions on the up and coming tech., daily news, and innovation that will shape our future.
With independent volunteer initiatives throughout the country, licensed under TED, cities like Birmingham are able to feature local innovators, entertainers, and otherwise to give you updates on what is going on!
Here’s the line up for TEDxBirmingham 2017:
According to Good Day Alabama on WBRC, the fog is dense and is spread throughout the city, so please slow your roll on that morning commute and look out for one another on the highways. I’m personally channeling this lady, you know, because she seems to be handling the fog like a champ. Happy Tuesday, Birmingham!
These are just a few of the neighborhoods that make up Birmingham’s list of 99. That’s right! Birmingham has 99 distinct neighborhoods in its city limits. If you live in the city of Birmingham, you’re already a member of one.Green Acres is 1 of 99 Birmingham Neighborhoods
Follow our handy, dandy primer below to understand how they came about and what they do for you. Continue reading “Green Acres, Zion City, Apple Valley, Inglenook and Maple Grove – what they all have in common.”
Birmingham has changed the way bail is set for those charged with misdemeanor offenses in city courts.
In the past, if you were too broke to pay your bond after being arrested for a misdemeanor, you sat in jail until your case was heard.
If you’re looking for a new puppy dog or kitty pal this holiday season, whether for yourself or as a gift for a loved one, be sure to give our local animals a chance to come home with you!
The Birmingham metro area and beyond is home to a handful of animal adoption options that are full of friends looking for their forever homes.
Whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican or, like many people fall somewhere in between, it is hard to ignore the different political leanings of some areas of our state. Jefferson County is one of those areas. This election was an example of ‘out with the old and in with the new’ after eight-year incumbent Republican DA Brandon Falls conceded the race to Democratic challenger Charles Todd Henderson. He will be Jefferson County’s first Democratic DA in three decades.