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.
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.
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.
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”
Looks like there is chance of snow Tuesday in Birmingham. Before you race out the door for the proverbial bread and milk take a quick look at Bham Now’s guide to surviving a snow dusting in Birmingham AL.
Want to learn more about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies? Come to Bham Now’s free BOLD speaker event February 1st at 5:50 at Avondale Brewery to hear Birmingham Bitcoin expert and miner, Derek Waltchack, talk about this movement.
We’ll also be giving away some Pinkcoin and Zcoin.
Just RSVP on Bham Now’s events page. Derek has poured over 1,000 hours into researching cryptocurrency. He’s formed relationships with many of those at the top of the Bitcoin mountain. And he’s passing on what he knows to you.
There are still some tickets available! The College Football National Championship game is tonight at 8:00 pm. The Crimson Tide will meet the Georgia Bulldogs, in an all SEC national championship in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA.
The final match-up is upon us. Monday, Jan. 8, the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs are preparing to take on the No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff National Championship. It’s sure to be an exciting night across Birmingham. Here are a few places to watch the big game.
There is something exciting about trains. The monotonous clickity clack. The alarmingly loud, yet inviting, bellow of the whistle. A conductor that hollers out, “All aboard the…” Wait. Birmingham has a passenger train? The answer to this question is yes, the Magic City does have a passenger train, and it’s called the Crescent. Continue reading “From Birmingham to New Orleans on the Crescent Amtrak”
I have too many books. Some people will immediately shout, “but there’s no such thing as too many books!” My shelves (and floor, if things get really bad) disagree. So every now and then, I have to get rid of the ones I know I will never re-read. If you’re looking to make a new start in 2018 and clear out your or your vinyl, DVD, CD, or book collection, look no further than this guide!
New Year’s Eve is this Sunday, and all the parties in Birmingham just keep on calling our names. Trying to find the best one to attend? We’ll bet that it’s listed below. There is something for all budgets, personalities and fanciness levels. Good luck choosing just one to attend!
Most importantly, don’t drink and drive. Yes, we are going mom-mode on you. Use Uber, Lyft, a Yellow Cab ((205) 222-2222) or a BFF DD. Let’s have fun and ensure that we and the people around us will have a safe night.