A writer’s gotta eat. This column documents my foodie adventures in Birmingham. Up this week: Taj Wraps at Eastwood Shell Food Mart (inside a Chester’s Fried Chicken no less), the Lumbar in Pepper Place and Slice Pizza & Brew in Vestavia Hills.
Earlier this month, Vestavia Hills Elementary East music teacher, Deanna Bell, was chosen from more than 2,800 initial nominations throughout the nation, as a semifinalists for the 2019 Music Educator Award by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Museum.
Birmingham is a great city with tons of hotels. But let’s be honest–they can be a bit boring. Why not mix it up and stay at one of Birmingham’s best Airbnbs? Check out these six must-book Airbnbs in town.
In 2012, the city of Vestavia Hills put forth a bold vision for its redevelopment of Highway 31. The plan envisioned the addition of a pedestrian-friendly boulevard, a greenway along Patton Creek and the transformation of the interchange at Interstate 65 to serve as a gateway to the city. That was six years ago. Where do we stand today?
There was heavy flooding in Vestavia after it received over 3″ of rain in an hour on Wednesday afternoon, leaving the area flooded and many people stranded. Birmingham residents caught a lot of the damage on video. Check out these tweets about Vestavia flooding.
Even schools get report cards. You can find your school and it’s district information on the Alabama Accountability System’s website. This year the Birmingham suburbs had pretty impressive marks. Not so much for the Birmingham City Schools.
Earlier this week, we at Bham Now had the idea to take photos of the Christmas tree in downtown Birmingham. After we took pictures of the 2-3 story tree, we were pleasantly surprised to see City Hall lit up in “Christmas green.”
This gave us an idea. Wouldn’t it be nice to take pictures of Christmas trees in front of city halls, civic centers and at parks around the Birmingham metro area?
Below is a slideshow of pictures we took this week of Christmas trees in Birmingham, Trussville, Gardendale, Homewood, Vestavia, Fultondale and Hoover.
We know there are many more places. Please feel free to email us this week, pictures of Christmas trees and lights around city hall. civic centers and parks in your community at email@example.com . We’ll do a “City Hall” Christmas Trees and Lights II slideshow later this week if we get additional photos from you.
If you love the “beautiful game” in the Birmingham area and you are looking for that perfect soccer holiday gift for your son, daughter, family member, teammates and friends – Soccer Nation in Vestavia Hills is the one stop place for all your soccer needs.