Celebrate Arbor Week in Alabama! Help us find a Champion Tree in Birmingham

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Alabama Champion Tree, Southern Shagbark Hickory, photo fro Alabama Forestry Commission

This week, the Alabama Forestry Commission is encouraging all Alabamians to celebrate and observe Arbor Week February 19 to February 25. Proclamations, tree plantings, and seedling distributions will mark the week for most all the 82 communities recognized as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation across the State of Alabama.

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From 1930’s gas station, to antique store, now urban sneaker shop in renovated Avondale space

400 41st Street Avondale, AL in 1930’s. Via Bham Wiki.

Another old historic Avondale building is being renovated, restored and redesigned. Not many of us were around in the 1930’s or 40s. If you were, you might have filled up at the Gulf gas station at 400 41st St. Then it became the Painted Shovel Mercantile antique shop. Now a new exciting urban retail/office center is in the works.

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Vulcan Park and Museum accepting applications for the Junior Leadership Board

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Are you a professional in the Birmingham area  who wants to get involved and give back to our community, while building skills, networking and enhancing that important resume. Look no further! Vulcan Park and Museum is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Junior Leadership Board. ⠀

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Celebrate President’s Day by remembering these presidential visits to Birmingham

Washington’s Birthday? Lincoln’s? Both? While the reasons behind celebrating President’s Day may be unclear, one thing is for certain: today, I am feeling as patriotic as ever. This patriotism sparked my curiosity about Presidents who might have visited Birmingham. So, I cracked open the history books (okay, the Internet), and well, here’s what I found. Continue reading “Celebrate President’s Day by remembering these presidential visits to Birmingham”

National publication Wine Enthusiast features Birmingham’s “top tier” drinking and dining hot spots

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The Atomic Lounge and Bar, photo by Pat Byington

Wine Enthusiast Magazine and its digital site winemag.com is considered by some as the wine lovers bible. The wine and spirits focused media platform has a monthly reach of 2.5 million readers worldwide. Last week, that special audience was introduced to the Magic City by a Wine Enthusiast article titled,  Looking for Top-Tier Drinking and Dining? Try Birmingham, Alabama.

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National coalition features Alabama Land and Water Conservation Fund projects

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Photo of Little River Canyon 2017 – by Pat Byington, Bham Now

This week, the national Land Water Conservation Fund Coalition highlighted conservation projects throughout the state of Alabama in its efforts to renew the 52 year old Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

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These candidates come from all kinds of backgrounds – except politics

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Maybe it’s the “Trump Effect”? Maybe it’s the “Doug Jones Effect”? Whatever you want to call it, more and more people have been inspired to run for office in recent months. Candidates have come from all backgrounds and all across the state to vie for the chance to be your next elected official. Let’s took a look at some of these “new kids on the block”. Continue reading “These candidates come from all kinds of backgrounds – except politics”

Jump-start your child’s interest in reading with Books-A-Million’s 50 Stories to Read Before You’re 5 collection

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50 Stories to Read Before You’re 5. Photo courtesy of Books-A-Million.

We all know that reading to your children is important. But did you know that toddlers and preschoolers who are read to every day have many academic advantages? If you’re looking to jump-start your child’s interest in reading, then check out the 50 Stories to Read Before You’re 5 collection by Books-A-Million.

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