Homewood’s Magic City Acceptance Academy breaks ground and barriers

Inside the Magic City Acceptance Academy prior to the wall-breaking
Inside the Magic City Acceptance Academy prior to the wall-breaking. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

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.

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The latest happenings with Birmingham’s iconic Pink House & Secret Garden

The Pink House and its secret garden on Sunday, November 18th, 2018. Photo via Homewood AL Historical Preservation Society on Facebook

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.

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Homewood to vote on Green Springs Highway facelift. Here are the details.

Green Springs Highway
Rendering at the Green Springs Highway Public meeting at Homewood City Hall held on march 10, 2020. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

A segment of Green Springs Highway, one of the Birmingham areas’ busiest arterials is under consideration for a facelift by the Homewood City Council.

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Luxury Homewood hotel plans to open 3 new restaurants by end of January 2021

Who’s ready for more dining options in Homewood? Photo via Valley Hotel

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. 💁

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New townhomes making their way to Homewood

Exciting new townhome development in the works for Homewood. Photo via Fifth Dimension Architecture

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.

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Happy 100th Birthday Shades Cahaba Elementary School! Here is why this special place in Homewood matters.

Shades Cahaba Elementary School in Homewood turns 100 years ol on September 19th. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

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.

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Need a place to recycle #5 plastics? We found a solution in Homewood called Find Your Fives

Learn about the Find Your Fives in Homewood. Photo courtesy of Mollie Erickson

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?

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The Salamander Festival

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

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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

3:45 – Welcome from Friends of Shades Creek & Homewood Mayor’s Office
Awards and prizes4:00 – Salamander story with Jay Eubanks, Herpetologist
Dancing with Alessia Lovreglio from Edgewood Dance Center
Free admission,
$1 for snacks, sodas and assorted drinks

Party on the Porch

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.

Who’s attending?

Our friends:
The North Face
Birmingham Mountain Radio
High Point Climbing
Birmingham Boulders

Music:
Tonal Vision ft. Jenni

Beer:
Trimtab

Food:
Eugene’s Hot Chicken
Edgewood Creamery

Details

Date:
October 4, 2019
Time:
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://alabamaoutdoors.com/blog/party-porch-homewood

Organizer

Alabama Outdoors
3054 Independence Dr
Homewood, AL 35209 United States
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Caveat, unique coffee, wine concept coming to Homewood

An old house is being renovated in Homewood. You might know the one – on the corner of Linden Avenue and Reese Street. In that house will be Caveat, a new concept restaurant. Learn more about the latest brainchild of Real & Rosemary’s owners, Jennifer Mims and Nate Crawly.

Caveat, coffee wine concept
Wine and Coffee, at Caveat, in Homewood. Via –
http://thesweethome.com/

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