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“Think globally. Act locally.” Hand in Paw and Bham Now BOLD Series (slideshow)

Hand in Paw Birmingham

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“Think globally. Act locally.”

Words to live by, and you can do just that, on Tuesday, December 6th, 5:30, at the Avondale Brewery by attending the Bham Now BOLD Series featuring Jim McClintock. (purchase tickets here)

Think Globally.

UAB world renowned explorer, researcher and author Jim  McClintock will be taking the attendees on a virtual tour of Antarctica.  He will bear witness to the rapid changes that are occurring in our southernmost continent and the living lab that is disappearing as a result of climate change.

Act Locally.

One of the Bham Now  BOLD Series special features is the opportunity, for the speaker to choose a charity in which a portion of the proceeds will be donated.  McClintock selected Hand in Pawone of Birmingham’s most amazing and kindhearted organizations.  Checkout the slideshow above and the videos about this program that serves nearly 100,000 of our neighbors in the Birmingham region.

It will be a special night globally and locally.

Please join us!

Here are Hand in Paw’s  Videos

Sit, Stay, Read!  –  Petscription  – Pawsitive Living


Your Sunday morning “Canyon Center Critter” – Grapevine Looper Moth

Photo by: Little River Canyon Center's Steve White
Photo by: Little River Canyon Center’s Steve White

“All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small.”

This Sunday, we are beginning a new feature with our friends at the Little River Canyon Center called the “Canyon Center Critter.”  This  week’s critter:

Grapevine Looper Moth

Tell us your encounters with this week’s Canyon Center Critter.

Christmas at Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens (slideshow)

Arlington in Birmingham, Alabama
Arlington in Birmingham

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Here is a treat.

Our friends at the Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens are celebrating Christmas today with music and free admission (with donations encouraged).

Despite rain in the forecast, this is a wonderful opportunity to explore the interior of Birmingham’s most famous home, exquisitely decorated for Christmas.

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Send in your questions for Dr. McClintock to answer at the BOLD series – this Tuesday!

Bham Now is offering a unique opportunity for you to see amazing photography and learn from Jim McClintock’s explorations of the Antarctic before he heads out on his 15th voyage.  

questions for jim mcclintock,birmingham,uab
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Do you have questions that you’d like for this global climate expert, UAB endowed professor and renowned explorer to answer?   E-mail them to us:  mailto:// and we’ll help prioritize them for McClintock’s talk.

Seating is limited. Don’t forget to reserve your ticket $10 in advance, $15 at door.  Doors open upstairs at the Avondale Brewery at 5:00pm.  Program runs from 6 – 7pm.  Minors are welcome.

McClintock,Birmingham, UAB
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Bonus – A portion of your ticket will benefit Birmingham’s Hand-in-Paw.

See you at Avondale Brewery this Tuesday, Dec. 6th!



Legion Field: “The Old Gray Lady” on a gray day in December

Legion Field Birmingham

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With the SEC championship game being played once again today in Atlanta between Alabama and Florida, we took a quick visit to the place where the inaugural SEC championship game was played 24 years ago –Legion Field.

It was a gray and chilly day when we took these photos today (Dec. 3, 2016) much like it was back on December 5, 1992. Interestingly, just like today’s 2016 Alabama team, the 1992 Crimson Tide was undefeated coming into the game, and was needing a win to play for the national championship.  Florida’s 1992 team also had 3 defeats on it’s record, the same as this 2016 Gators.

Another fact. 83,091 people attended the game in 1992. Today, Legion Field’s capacity is considerably smaller at 71, 594.

Enjoy the pictures and memories.

The Atlantic Magazine discovers the treasures within the Birmingham Public Library (slideshow)

Birmingham Library

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The Atlantic, one the nation’s most venerable and respected magazines, recently wrote a story in November about a visit to the Birmingham Public Library and the treasures within it.

A must read story written by The Atlantic’s Deborah Fallows – The Treasures of Birmingham

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Do You Believe Birmingham’s Food Scene beat out New York’s and Chicago’s?


According to Zagat, Birmingham has surpassed the ranks of some top cities across our nation. In their most recent assessment, “26 Hottest Food Cities of 2016,” they asked their editors around the country to “make a case” for a city with the biggest year in food. So, how’d we do?

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