The 5th annual Vulcans Community Awards were on November 1st. Here’s a recap and photo gallery

The tables were full and the community was ready for the Vulcans Community Awards. Photo by Aly Hansen for Bham Now

The 13 community members who were honored at the 5th annual Vulcans Community Awards are hardworking individuals who work tirelessly to make Birmingham a better place. Find out more about their stories here. 

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Vulcan will forever light up Birmingham’s night sky after July 4th

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Have you staked out your spot for Vulcan’s July 4 fireworks show?

The ‘Big Guy’ (Vulcan) atop Red Mountain will light-up Birmingham’s cityscape again this year with the most spectacular, thunderous fireworks show to celebrate the Fourth of July.   Continue reading “Vulcan will forever light up Birmingham’s night sky after July 4th”

Vulcan Park and Museum accepting applications for the Junior Leadership Board

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Are you a professional in the Birmingham area  who wants to get involved and give back to our community, while building skills, networking and enhancing that important resume. Look no further! Vulcan Park and Museum is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Junior Leadership Board. ⠀

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Birmingham’s Kiwanis Club celebrates 100th with new Vulcan Trail Park

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Groundbreaking will be held Friday for the Kiwanis Centennial Park/Vulcan Trail. A project celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham.

Birmingham’s Kiwanis Club has had a visible impact on the city over the past century. Take a look at what they’re doing now to the Vulcan Trial Park. Continue reading “Birmingham’s Kiwanis Club celebrates 100th with new Vulcan Trail Park”

UAB’s Egg Drop at Vulcan Park

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Kenna Tuttle and Bella Ballew, students from Isabella High in Chilton County, show off their successful design.

Scroll to the end of the article to see video interviews with Kenna and Bella!

Over five hundred central Alabama students’ individually engineered contraptions headed to the top of Vulcan on Red Mountain on Friday, April 7, to participate in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s 28th Annual Brent Newman Egg Drop Competition.

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Walking paths, light shows coming to Vulcan Park

kiwanis-club-vulcan-graphicA $4 million, three-part project is underway for Vulcan Park, thanks to the Kiwanis Club. To celebrate the club’s 100th anniversary in 2017, a grand-scale makeover is in the works.

The “big changes” include:

  • A makeover for the North side of the park, improving the paths and the walking trails, as well as other parts in need of an upgrade.
  • The creation of Kiwanis Centennial Park, a meeting an event space. This part of the improvement project will also include walking steps from the north side of the park directly up to Vulcan itself.
  • A two-mile jogging and biking trail is planned for the second phase of the project. It will extend Vulcan Trail to Green Springs Highway, as a part of the planned 750 miles of Birmingham’s Red Rock Ridge and Valley Trail System.
  • The last phase of the project includes the installation of a multicolored light show for Vulcan, like in the rendering below.

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