Perfect timing. According to weather.com’s hourly forecast, the icy roads from this weekend’s winter storm that paralysed Birmingham and Central Alabama, should melt away at about 11:00a.m today.
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) of Alabama’s urban conservation program in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Birmingham was featured in the Huffington Post this weekend.
According to the Birmingham Museum of Art, today is Albert Bierstadt’s 187th birthday. The BMA is home to Bierstadt’s stunningly beautiful painting, “Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California.”
Part of the permanent collection at the Museum, the painting is on a 64″ tall by 96 1/4″ wide canvas with a heavy walnut frame.
A national treasure, Bierstadt’s painting in Birmingham is a “must see” on every visit to the BMA.
On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love gave to Birmingham…. the Epiphany winter storm of 2017.
I talked with Bay Shaffer, the Director of B’ham Startup Grind, to let you know what they’re all about.
Who will win the National Championship game between Alabama and Clemson on Monday night?
The verdict is in. The experts have chosen Clemson. The computers pick Alabama.
Birmingham’s favorite dragon turns 21 today. Happy Birthday to the UAB mascot that stole everyone’s heart.
The Magic City is not the only area of town subject to revitalization and more redevelopment.
Samford University joins in on the excitement by applying $31 Million to its infrastructure to give future students, faculty, and staff a better home.
Join the Reverend Jesse Jackson at Birmingham’s iconic 16th Street Baptist Church this Sunday, January 8, 2016, as he preaches in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s upcoming birthday. The service begins at 10:45 a.m.
There are three major discussions/projects on the table of the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District (HABD) right now – possible Southtown redevelopment, Freedom Manor Renovations, and the Loveman Village “de-densifying”.
The first half of my Very Southern Snow Day has been spent gutting fish and encasing a bottle of vodka in ice for after dinner drinks with my guests. Today seemed like the perfect opportunity to really get in touch with my Russian roots. I couldn’t change my menu too much for tonight, but what I really want to make was cornbread.
Cornbread might be one of my favorite baked goods, at least to make, mostly because it doesn’t require precision. Many of you, judging by what was completely gone from the shelves at Publix, will be indulging in some chili tonight, or similar hot liquid concoction. And while that will warm your body, you need to warm your heart and your soul. That’s where the cornbread comes in. And while I put mine in the oven, if you lose power tonight, this can be done on the stove if you have a heavy lid for your skillet. I also recommend some local cornmeal, found here.
Yesterday, Bham Now traveled downtown to check out how Urban Standard was doing after their fire on Thursday morning.
The street in front of the popular and iconic coffeehouse on 2nd Avenue North had 3 bright green SERVPRO trucks parked alongside the entrance. The doors were locked, but you could see SERVPRO (a company that specializes in cleaning up and repairing water damage) employees working inside the coffeehouse through the windows.
Urban Standard has started posting updates on their Facebook page (below) and other social media outlets about the fire damage and their recovery efforts.
Here is a link to Urban Standard’s Facebook page for future updates.
Everyone is grateful no one was injured from the fire and we all eagerly await Urban Standard’s re-opening.