United Ability, one of Birmingham’s most treasured organizations turns 70 years old

Photograph of the original building that housed Spastic Aid, which is now United Ability.  The building is where Top Golf  is located today. Photo courtesy of United Ability

Last week, United Ability, one of Birmingham’s most treasured organizations, celebrated its 70th birthday on August 30.

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Birmingham region snow day closings and delays for January 16, 2018

Snow Angel in Crestwood neighborhood of Birmingham, Alabama – Photo by: Amber Lynn Ladner (the angel was made by her daughter Sarah Belle

This list is going to grow. Below are the schools and city offices that have announced they are closing for their doors tomorrow ahead of the inclement weather that is expected.

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Dabo Swinney and Jake Pratt – two class acts (must watch videos)

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Screenshot of Dabo Swinney meeting Vestavia’s Jake Pratt

Two class acts met on Saturday evening before the matchup between college football’s defending  National Champion Clemson and Auburn University:

Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney and senior Vestavia Hills High School football player Jake Pratt.

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Bham Now’s Nature Roundup – March 17th edition

Screenshot – WBRC Good Day Alabama – Coosa Riverkeeper’s Justinn Overton interviewed by FOX 6 Anchor Mike Dubberly about their newly released FISH GUIDE

Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup March 17th edition sponsored by the JSU Little River Canyon Center.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  In this edition, we are celebrating the Cahaba River, learning about Tree Swallows at Limestone Park and recommending a great book for Spring Break – Jim McClintock’s “A Naturalist Goes Fishing.”

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Bham Now Special – Freedom Riders & Birmingham Civil Rights National Monuments (photo gallery/links)

Special card supporting Birmingham Civil Rights National Park given to Mayor Bell and Secretary Jewell. Yesterday, President Obama established the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument.

Yesterday, President Obama, through a proclamation under the Antiquities Act, established the Birmingham Civil Rights and Freedom Riders National Monuments.

A historic day for Alabama. 

Bham Now has compiled a list of links from television, radio and newspaper stories that have been published online in the past 12 hours.  With the help of photographer Larry Gay, we’ve also created a special photo gallery.

First – the photo gallery.

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Alabama weekly nature roundup – November 12 to November 18, 2016

Photo by: Charles Walton - one of our favorite "Supermoon " pics
Photo by: Charles Walton – one of our favorite “Supermoon ” pics

Quote of the week – “I love to think of Nature as wireless telegraph stations through which God speaks to us every day, every hour, and every moment of our lives.” ~ George Washington Carver

The week of the Supermoon.  Drought continues.  Move I-20/59 takes a hit. And the big question – will Alabama ever develop a sustainable water plan?

Looking for something to do this weekend? Become a Preserve Ranger!

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Support for Freedom Riders National Park growing (slideshow)

Freedom Rider Charles Person and Secretary Sally Jewell
Freedom Rider Charles Person and Secretary Sally Jewell
  • Read about Freedom Rider Charles Person and his remarkable story – here.

Support for the proposed Freedom Riders National Park in Anniston received a big boost today in the opinion section of al.com with an essay by prominent National Park advocate and conservationist Frank Peterman.  

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