Top pumpkin patches around Birmingham

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Old Baker Farm, Harpersville, AL. Photo Courtesy of Shelby Reporter.

Cooler weather, changing colors, cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice everything. Fall is officially here! October brings lots of great activities to the magic city, but if you’re wanting a true fall experience, what could be better than a trip to the pumpkin patch? Here are some of the best patches around the ‘ham. Continue reading “Top pumpkin patches around Birmingham”

Smoked ‘Ham? Unlike some, Birmingham universities aren’t buying a blanket ban on tobacco use

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The Briary, considered one of America’s best tobacconists and located in Homewood – via cityvoter.com

Tobacco products are bad for you.  In many cases, they’re bad for people around you.  But until relatively recently, few universities actually taken steps to do something about tobacco use among their communities.  In Philadelphia, for example, four universities have begun a process to ban any tobacco products from their campuses.   Continue reading “Smoked ‘Ham? Unlike some, Birmingham universities aren’t buying a blanket ban on tobacco use”

September in Birmingham: A Guide to National Observances

There’s a lot of national observances on any given day. Some well known and loved like International Talk Like a Pirate Day, some less so, like Squirrel Appreciation Day. Some are for a good cause, some are just fun, and others have dedicated followings (like Hobbit Day).

If you are looking for a good excuse, however, to drink beer for charity and chow down on some pancakes in the name of patriotism, here is a guide to how to celebrate some of the September observances in Birmingham.

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Birmingham’s top events: Russian Dashcam goes artsy, bartending with herbs, and Sidewalk! August 23rd through 29th

Top 10 Things to do in Birmingham

August 23-29 Edition

I found way too much to go out and experience this week!  So I’ll use this opening paragraph to plug a short film in Sidewalk that I couldn’t write a whole article on (because it had next to no connections with Birmingham, not because it didn’t deserve a whole article): Pavels Gummenikovs’ “Just Go” feels like Baby Driver minus the Hollywood corporatization.  Trust me, watch it!  I should also probably mention the mayoral election happening today (not Wednesday!), make sure you vote there if you’re eligible.

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Your guide to viewing Monday’s eclipse

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A photo taken of a partial eclipse in 2012 – via photographylife.com

You may have read the general guide to eclipse viewing, but we were pretty quiet on where to actually go!  That’s changing now that Birmingham venues have announced their viewing parties!  So where should you go?  What should you do?  What shouldn’t you do?

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