“I’d like to think I’m Declan’s employee. My shop cat rules the roost. ” Will Sheppard, owner of Sheppard’s Pet Supply located at 4410 4th AVE S. in Avondale, shared with us what it’s like to own a pet store and run a small business in Birmingham.
Many solar power proponents in the state of Alabama have Georgia on their mind these days. That’s because the state of Georgia seems to be light years ahead of Alabama in terms of promoting the usage of solar power through rates and money-saving programs.
Continue reading “Solar Power in Alabama – Do We Need Policy Changes? Part 2 of 3”
Birmingham’s oldest independent bookstore, Little Professor Book Center, re-opened this weekend in the heart of Homewood’s 18th Street Central Business District after departing its previous location for nearly three weeks.
Woodlawn, Birmingham has a brand new two-story tall mural. A balloon, piloted by an intrepid child seems to be coming in for a landing on the open, grassy area across from REV Birmingham’s Social Venture.
This year’s chili cook-off rocked the socks off of those who attended. With over 100 different teams and more chili than you can imagine, it’s no surprise that over 12,000 people showed up for this fun tasting event. Thanks to the community support, The Exceptional Foundation was able to raise even more money than previous years.
UAB has been making strides to support students and faculty alike to battle food insecurity on campus. Their newest accomplishment entails opening an on-campus food bank.
I enjoy running on all different surfaces. Some of us are park runners, some of us like to venture through neighborhoods and some of us like running on trails (not my favorite, but I will). If you’re searching for new places to run, then here’s a list of areas scattered through Birmingham to introduce you to some courses without direction. And if you’re an indoor runner, find your wild heart and take a trip through some of these neighborhoods to find the joy of outdoor running. Continue reading “Birmingham’s Five Top Places to Run”
Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup March 3rd edition sponsored by the JSU Little River Canyon Center.
This week’s edition of the Nature Roundup features three major stories about “solution-based” conservation advocacy.
If you are looking for a go-to seafood spot, Birmingham has many to choose from. From a great hole in the wall to fancier spot, you’ll be able to find your favorite fishy spot to chow down. Whether you are craving fish, oysters or even a whole bunch of Shrimp, these restaurants have got you covered.
Speakeasies and Science apparently go hand in hand. On March 10th, you can find out just how much at the McWane Science Center.
Mark your calendars for March 7, Jefferson county voters. Because that’s the day school officials need voter approval to continue levying two district taxes and two county-wide taxes that provide basic education funding.
The combined taxes produce more than $100 million annually, and that money is shared by each district according to student population.
If you’re headed to the polls, you may be asking: Are these taxes new? And, what exactly is being funded with them?
Grupo Antolin, a global supplier, which manufactures automotive interior parts, is opening an operation in Jefferson County. Real estate investment firm, Graham Commercial Properties, (GCP) has secured a lease from Grupo Antolin at the Jefferson Metropolitan Park in McCalla. In addition, GCP is investing over a million for client improvements to meet the supplier’s needs.