Mimosas anyone? Birmingham City Council approves early Sunday alcohol sales

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What is bill SB384? It passed on March 26, and  Governor Kay Ivey signed it. This bill simply allowed the Birmingham City Council to determine whether or not to allow on-premise alcohol sales in Birmingham starting at 10 a.m. on Sundays.

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All-natural pet treats: quick recipes, a doggie food-truck & other local retailers

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That healthy living trend going on with people these days…well, the same can be said for our pet family members. We have the hook up on natural dog (and cat) treats in the Magic City, some easy recipes and pics of cool local dogs and cats! Continue reading “All-natural pet treats: quick recipes, a doggie food-truck & other local retailers”

Grand marshal Honda Indy Grand Prix at Barber; Alabama’s own Channing Tatum

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Alabama’s own Channing Tatum: grand marshal of Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.
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On Sunday April 22, as the only IndyCar race in the Deep South is set to begin, a famous Alabama native will give the iconic “Gentlemen, start your engines!” command.

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The ultimate guide to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Birmingham

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Birmingham. Photo via Facebook.

This year, St. Patrick’s Day falls on Saturday, March 17, the perfect day to get in the Irish spirit, wear some green and maybe even find that pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.  And once again, Birmingham is gearing up for a week full of events so you can Shamrock your socks off all week long! Continue reading “The ultimate guide to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Birmingham”

Birmingham guide to spring break; unusual getaways, nature day trips & beach overnights

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So spring break 2018 is coming. As much as we look forward to that break from school, it can also be a scary thought. Expensive, time consuming and though a “break” it also can be exhausting. But don’t sweat the vacay plans!

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Lost pet? high-tech ways to help protect and find your four-legged best friend

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This week while researching for a story about lost pets, microchipping and web sites that help reunite lost pets with their humans, I ran across an article about a Birmingham woman who lost her beloved pet Mitzy on the day she was moving away for a new job.

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Black History Month in Birmingham; films, plays, music, science fair, exhibits

Birmingham offers many ways to learn more about the Civil Rights movement, and to celebrate Black History Month. A visit to Birmingham can be a sobering, reflective and finally an uplifting experience for anyone interested in this period of our country’s history.

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Birmingham thrift & consignment stores have cool treasures, support worthwhile nonprofits

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If you’re like me, you overspent during the holiday season on gifts, entertaining and this year, in my case, on a Colorado ski trip for New Years. If your budget is a little stretched, but you still want to scratch that shopping itch, consider these great thrift stores and consignment stores in the Birmingham area.

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Birmingham, here’s how to lower your energy bill this winter

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It’s been a few years since Alabama has experienced such a harsh winter. And with temperatures in the teens and even single digits, along with more than one snow storm (seriously, Alabama?), heaters are being run at all times. Unfortunately, running your heat regularly can cause your energy bill to dramatically increase. Continue reading “Birmingham, here’s how to lower your energy bill this winter”

The ultimate January guide to library events happening in Birmingham

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Staff at the Hoover Public Library show excitement for books and upcoming events. Photo via Hoover Public Library.

Birmingham is home to a number of incredible public libraries – each with their own calendar filled with exciting events! For the ultimate January guide to library events happening around the ‘ham, read on! Continue reading “The ultimate January guide to library events happening in Birmingham”