Bham’s Winter Restaurant Week is almost here

3 Days and Counting. You won’t want to miss your chance to explore a variety of Bham eateries and your favorite food scene. Starting this Friday, January 20th, this event will continue until January 29th. Enjoy 10 days of deals, dining, and discovery this Winter Restaurant Week.  Continue reading “Bham’s Winter Restaurant Week is almost here”

Birmingham Women get ready for March On Washington D.C and Kelly Ingram Park

We Birmingham women are not known for being shy, despite our sweet, southern reputation.  Some, including Republicans and Democrats alike, are stepping out (literally) for their voice to be heard, on how they think women should be treated.

Carole Griffin, Meg McGlamery and Mindy Santo share a table and smiles at the sign-making party.

Local women who are headed to the Women’s March On Washington on January 21st met at Saturn Saturday afternoon to make signs for the protest.  Under a colorful parachute, paint, glue and glitter were crafted into messages from the heart…messages of concern about women and minorities.

Three women explain in their own words, their motivations for marching, their expectations, and how they’ll get to the Washington, D.C. event.

 

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Unique Action Packed Team Building with Always In Motion LLC

Have you heard of archery tag?  It might sound a little scary, but Justin Lyles of Always In Motion, LLC (A.I.M.) has made a business out of it here in Birmingham.

CEO Justin E. Lyles, started AIM…

“to provide an environment charged with FUN, innovation, and a passionate pursuit of purpose and action.”

Archery Tag mixes a historic sport with innovation offering archery tag in classic style of play, tournament style, and as a part of a group team building experience. A.I.M. works with grade schools, college campus’ and businesses.  Always In Motion has a 75 mile travel radius around the Birmingham, Al area. They also serve the area beyond this radius for a nominal transportation fee.

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MLK Jr. Day of Service in Birmingham

Martin Luther King Jr. statue at Kelly Ingram Park

For 16 years, the citizens of Birmingham have been celebrating MLK Jr. Day by spending the day volunteering – “giving back” – to their community.

Hands on Birmingham is organizing events throughout the community.

Visit their website today and make MLK Jr. Day a day of service and “building up” our great community.

Hike the Pinhoti Trail for 2017

Sponsored by the JSU Little River Canyon Center

View from Pinhoti Trail. Photo by McDowell Crook/Flickr
View from Pinhoti Trail. Photo by McDowell Crook/Flickr

For every hiker, there are trails at the top of their bucket list.

For example, in Alabama everyone has the Big Tree in the Sipsey Wilderness or the iconic Walls of Jericho on their list.  These trails, if you begin them early enough in the morning, can be hiked in a day.
For the longer hikes, the gold standard for our state is the Pinhoti Trail. The Alabama section is 171 miles.  It’s our connector to the historic Appalachian Trail.

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This Birmingham author’s new book is already receiving rave reviews, and it’s all about the fascinating life of the woman who wrote ‘Goodnight Moon’

Birmingham resident Amy Gary is the editor of the Margaret Wise Brown estate, and she’s about to release a new biography about Brown, the author of the esteemed children’s book, Goodnight Moon.

In The Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown (Flatiron, 288 pages, $26.99) has opened up to rave reviews, like this one in the Washington Post.

Margaret Wise Brown and her dog, Crispin’s Crispian, via Flat Iron Books

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“Stir crazy” winter ice storm Alabama football fan? Check out places to watch the big game

The Bear Wants You – to support the Crimson Tide tonight

Perfect timing.  According to weather.com’s hourly forecast, the icy roads from this weekend’s winter storm that paralysed Birmingham and Central Alabama, should melt away at about 11:00a.m today.

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Birmingham kicks off Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with a special appearance by Jesse Jackson

Join the Reverend Jesse Jackson at Birmingham’s iconic 16th Street Baptist Church this Sunday, January 8, 2016, as he preaches in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s upcoming birthday. The service begins at 10:45 a.m.

The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. at the 16th Street Baptist Church, delivering the eulogies for Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley. Photo by Matt Herron, courtesy of Take Stock/The Image Works via Time Magazine

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Sharing is caring: become a tutor through the Literacy Council of Alabama

Whether it’s understanding a note from your doctor or the beauty of humanity found in Freytag’s pyramid, reading, along with reading comprehension, are two abilities that allow us to navigate the world successfully.

Sometimes I take these endowments for granted, like when I am assembling furniture from IKEA.

Image by IKEA

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Bham Now’s BOLD Speaker Series to feature Will Lochamy & Scott Register

Will and Reg
Will Lochamy (left) and Scott ‘Reg’ Register (right) / Photo by Kenwyn Alexander

Will Lochamy and Scott ‘Reg’ Register are hosts of The Morning Blend on Birmingham Mountain Radio (107.3 FM) and are doing BOLD things for Birmingham. Come join us on February 16th and see what we mean.

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