So… that’s where the “Protect Our Environment” car tag money goes

When you drive around the state of Alabama, one of the most popular “vanity” car tags is this one:


Most people don’t know that the organization in charge of these car tags have been around for more than 20 years, supporting environmental education programs throughout the state.

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Birmingham Girl Scout champions State Parks

Maggie Hoaglund Photo Credit: Kelly D Photography
Maddie Hoaglund
Photo Credit: Kelly D Photography

Birmingham Girl Scout Maddie Hoaglund is going for gold – the Girl Scout Gold Award.   And the winner will not only be her, but also Alabama’s State Parks, our environment and the people of Alabama.


In today’s Hoaglaud penned an opinion piece about the “Love Your State Parks Day” event she has organized at Oak Mountain State Park,  raise awareness about the upcoming vote on the State Parks Constitutional Amendment, and to say “thank you” to all the people that work at the state parks.

Check out Hoaglaud’s op-ed – here

And don’t miss the Love Your State Parks Day at Oak Mountain State Park on Saturday, September 24th.

Colonial Pipeline update: Temporary pipeline coming online, rising gas prices, latest news and links

Bypass pipe construction - Photo from EPA On-Scene Coordinator website
Bypass pipe construction – Photo credit: EPA On-Scene Coordinator  website

According to multiple media reports, Colonial Pipeline says it will be finishing the construction of a temporary pipeline that will bypass a leaking section of its main gasoline pipeline in Shelby County. The company is hoping to have the temporary pipeline on line this week.

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3 Little Known Facts about the Okra Festival – And Annie Mae’s Art


Fact #1: It exists!  The Okra Festival is held annually, the last weekend in August, in Burkville, Lowndes County, AL about 20 miles west of Montgomery.  When I heard about it, I had to go, as fresh okra is one of my favorite things and the festival rated as one of the top things to do in August in Alabama, other than drink iced tea and sit under a fan.

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Looking to join the Bham Kickball Craze: Fall Registration Closes Today

I’m sure you have seen them. The groups of kickball teams sporting their matching shirts and socializing all across Birmingham. I bet you thought, “I wanna do that!” Well, GoKickball is the place for you. This premier kickball organization hosts kickball seasons in our city during the Fall, Spring, and Summer.

If you are looking for a great way to meet other Birmingham folks, get together and have a good time, this sport is for you. They offer different levels of competitiveness, so whether you are a novice or a kickball king, you’ll find the perfect team. With awesome, local sponsors, such as Innisfree Irish Pub and Moe’s Original, you’ll get select discounts during your season too!

Registration for Fall closes today but don’t worry Spring isn’t too far away.

Check out their website for more details.

To Hike or to Run: Bham Trails to Try

Birmingham has a wide variety of trails that give you that break from city life you might desperately need. Whether you are a runner or just like to enjoy some time in nature, here are some great trails for you.

Jemison Trail

People have the cutest houses here! #oldmill #bham #jemisontrail

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Leeds is bringing back the Drive In

Family, Friends, Truck Beds and a Feature Film under the stars.  At the Coyote Drive-In they have brought back your childhood fun and added so much more. This Drive-In is definitely a fan favorite that is fun for all ages.

$5 MOVIE TICKETS EVERY DAY DON'T BREATHE, MECHANIC, NERVE & more starting Friday August 26th at Coyote Drive-in Theater & Canteen in Leeds SEE 2 Movies for 1 LOW Price $5 for Everyone Age 5 and up Age 4 and under FREE We are located at The Outlet Shops of Grand River I-20 Freeway Exit 140 $5 MOVIES ALL Double Features $4 MINI GOLF 18 Holes Lawn Chairs Welcome
 Kids Playground
 Dog Friendly
 Pizza, Burgers, Corndogs and more
 ICEE, PEPSI SPIRE, SNOW CONES Restaurant & Mini Golf Open at 1130am
Every Saturday and Sunday 600pm Monday thru Thursday 530pm on Fridays Drive-in Gates Open 530pm Friday thru Sunday 600pm Monday thru Thursday #leedsal #shopsatgrandriver #coyoteleeds #birminghamal #drivein #howidrivein #dogfriendly #dogsofbirmingham #dogsofleeds #movietheater

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