Today marked a new day for the Magic City Acceptance Academy (MCAA) as it hosted a ceremonial “wall-breaking” on the Birmingham area’s newest charter school. The MCAA will be the first openly LGBTQ affirming school in Alabama and one of the first in the US.Continue reading “Homewood’s Magic City Acceptance Academy breaks ground and barriers”
Located on the corner of Roseland Drive and Edgewood Boulevard, the Pink House has been a historic site in the Homewood community. It was recently sold to a private buyer for restoration and preservation. Keep reading to learn more about the historic site and what they’re doing to preserve it.Continue reading “The latest happenings with Birmingham’s iconic Pink House & Secret Garden”
We were excited to hear about Homewood’s 129-room addition last fall, but now the Valley Hotel is sharing highly-anticipated news for Bham foodies. Three new restaurants are set to open on-site of the luxury hotel by late January 2021. So much for those New Year’s resolutions—hand us a fork. 💁Continue reading “Luxury Homewood hotel plans to open 3 new restaurants by end of January 2021”
If you live in or drive through Homewood, your daily commute may start to look a lot different. According to Homewood Star, a new townhome development could be headed to 18th Street South next year. Keep reading to learn more about this exciting new project in the works.Continue reading “New townhomes making their way to Homewood”
Bring on the party hats, bake a cake and buy a LOT of candles – Shades Cahaba Elementary School in Homewood turns 100 years old on September 19th.Continue reading “Happy 100th Birthday Shades Cahaba Elementary School! Here is why this special place in Homewood matters.”
Do you eat yogurt? Use kitty litter in those big plastic jugs? Or how about plastic drinking straws or ketchup bottles? Doesn’t it drive you crazy and a little mad to throw away this stuff?Continue reading “Need a place to recycle #5 plastics? We found a solution in Homewood called Find Your Fives”
16th Annual Salamander Festival
Link for Festival Poster
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Shades Valley Community Church
160 Oxmoor Rd, Homewood, AL 35209 (across Oxmoor from Patriot Park
Click for festival location Map
See Real Salamanders! Also displays with birds, fish, frogs, turtles and crayfish.
Free arts and crafts for kids to make – Clay salamanders, fish prints, origami, and more.
Face painting, fossils, microscopes, insects, recycling information, art by Homewood Students
Southern trees’ display and carnivorous plants, new educational interactive displays, and much more.
2:00 – Family nature hike (outdoors)
3:00 – Festival begins (indoors) with salamanders and activities
Music with Rob Angus and “Over The Hillbillies” band
Awards and prizes4:00 – Salamander story with Jay Eubanks, Herpetologist
Dancing with Alessia Lovreglio from Edgewood Dance Center
$1 for snacks, sodas and assorted drinks
October 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
About Party on the Porch
Each Party on the Porch at our Homewood store focuses on giving back to our local community and raising environmental awareness for conservation, access, usage, and education. The event runs the first Friday of each month from April to October, from 6:00 – 8:30 PM except on our July Party on the Porch (July 12th) so everyone can enjoy July 4th.)
Party on the Porch brings together local musicians, breweries, food trucks, and artisans for a day of fun under the sun. This is a family-friendly event, with kids, dogs, corn hole, and loads of comradery. Attendance is free, but we ask that of-age attendees donate $10 for a refillable souvenir cup to enjoy great beer donated from a local brewery.
Net proceeds from your donations at our October event go to Homewood City Schools Foundation.
The North Face
Birmingham Mountain Radio
High Point Climbing
Tonal Vision ft. Jenni
Eugene’s Hot Chicken
Attention bagel lovers! Homewood Bagel Company is opening their first brick and mortar shop on Central Avenue in Homewood this year and we’re soooo excited! Read on for all the delicious details.Continue reading “Homewood Bagel Company is opening a new shop at Christmas. We can’t wait!”
Unearthed trolley tracks and brick down the center of Broadway street in the city of Homewood will be preserved, according to Homewood City Councilor Barry Smith.
The much anticipated opening of Hero Donuts in Homewood is happening today.
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If you are a runner or cyclist, there is one overpass in the Magic City where you literally fear for your life.
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.