Good news—Leslie Smukler, the Avondale resident who found Miss Fancy’s original statue, received all the funding she needed to restore Miss Fancy’s statue to Avondale Park. But did you know about Friends of Avondale Park and Bryan Council’s efforts to build an eleven-foot-tall Miss Fancy statue? Keep reading to find out.Continue reading “Two Miss Fancy statues are coming to historic Avondale Park”
Make way—an elephant is coming through🐘. Leslie Smukler and her crew found the original 2012 statue of the beloved elephant. See how you can help restore Miss Fancy to Avondale Park.Continue reading “Found! Original Miss Fancy rediscovered at Legion Field [PHOTOS]”
For fun, over the past week, we’ve asked people in the Magic City to finish the following phrase:
You’re so Birmingham if…
It happens everytime you welcome and host a visitor to Birmingham.
This past December 2018, heavy rains and winds blew down a large pine tree on top of the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve greenhouse. Constructed only a couple of years ago, the purpose of the greenhouse was to grow native trees and flora and plant them within Forever Wild’s Turkey Creek Nature Preserve. Its untimely destruction was a huge setback for the preserve financially and ecologically.
On June 28th, the state of Alabama experienced a rare long lived wind storm blowing down numerous venerable trees in and around the Magic City, including one at the Avondale Park Amphitheater.
You’ve probably already heard about H2 Real Estate’s projects in the works in downtown Birmingham. Did you know that H2 also has some exciting spaces available in Birmingham’s other urban sweet spots? Charmingly called the “downtown suburbs,” these are the neighborhoods where people can get a taste of suburban life, but are still in close proximity to downtown. H2 offers a unique look at the top four areas they call the downtown suburbs and insight into the market in that area
We know Birmingham’s hottest days aren’t the best for getting outside. But you don’t have to limit your exercise to the gym during the scorching summer. Birmingham walking trails offer lots of places to get out and get moving—and, in many cases, lots of shade as well.
Did you know worldwide, everyday, 2,195 children die from waterborne diseases?
Birmingham based non-profit, Neverthirst, has made it their mission to combat such an issue through advancing “the Gospel through clean water worldwide”.
Who knew Birmingham had so many great ways to watch movies and enjoy summer at the same time? Check out these four parks with summer movie series that you won’t want to miss!
Yesterday, social media blew up in the Alabama birding world.
Led by the Birmingham Audubon Society, birders from around the area drove to Avondale Park and eagerly watched their Facebook newsfeed to get a glimpse of Ross’s Goose, a bird that is rarely seen upclose in Alabama and the Deep South.