Local Radio Station to Send Support Letters to Dallas PD

Birmingham station Talk 99.5 has begun collecting messages and letters to send to the Dallas Police Department in light of the recent shootings that occurred in downtown Dallas following an organized protest against police killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, LA, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, MN, which had occurred in the preceding days.

18th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival Around the Corner

The 18th annual Sidewalk Film Festival will be August 26th-August 28th in Birmingham’s historic Theater District. Filmmakers from all over the world, and from right here in Alabama, will showcase their work for audiences throughout the weekend.

For ticket information and schedules, visit the Sidewalk website.




“The secret to living well and longer is:

eat half, walk double, laugh triple

and love without measure.”

— Tibetan Proverb

Have a Great Year Students


Have a great year students. Make 2016 one for the books!



Birmingham Restaurant Week starts August 12th

Birmingham Restaurant Week will be from August 12th-20th. Locally owned and operated restaurants will participate by offering lunch and dinner specials with prices ranging from $5-$30 per person.


Read more here.

Community to Help Save Chelsea General Store

The Motto – “It’s all about family” – Says it All

As a concerned Chelsea citizen, I am writing this to encourage and to request help from other Chelsea citizens to come together to preserve our history. For once history is gone, it is gone forever.

-Judy Isbell Galamore

Bentley’s “one best option” Lottery less immoral than ‘allowing a child to die’

This morning at Children’s Hospital of Alabama, Gov. Robert Bentley shared his thoughts on the potential AL lottery.

“When you look at this you say: ‘Which is the most immoral: buying five lottery tickets with money you earned or allowing a child to die?’ I don’t think there’s even a choice there, so we must fund Medicaid, we must take care of our sick children, our disabled people, those in nursing homes, those with mental illness,” Bentley said regarding his “one best option” lottery. Continue reading “Bentley’s “one best option” Lottery less immoral than ‘allowing a child to die’”

Things you secretly miss about the first day of school

It’s that time of year again – your Facebook timelines are flooded with photos of your younger cousins and family friends on their first day back to elementary/middle/high school. On one side, you’re glad those days are over. But, there’s still a part of you that misses those first day feels. For those of us who’ve moved on to college and beyond, here’s a trip down memory lane to all the things we miss about starting school. Continue reading “Things you secretly miss about the first day of school”