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Well-respected community partner, Adamson Ford, values customers and gives back

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Photo Courtesy of Adamson Ford- Sparky Sparks

SECRETS TO ADAMSON FORD’s SUCCESS

For almost 100 years, since opening their doors in 1918, Adamson Ford has represented Ford Motor Company in the Birmingham area. Find out some secrets to their success. Continue reading “Well-respected community partner, Adamson Ford, values customers and gives back”

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.

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Wine and Coffee, at Caveat, in Homewood. Via –
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Stephen Smith Fine Art gallery to showcase The Secret Painting series by artist Michael J. Pearce

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“I Want The World And I Want It Now” by Michael J. Pearce. Photo Courtesy of stephensmith.gallery.

Starting on November 3, Stephen Smith Fine Art will showcase The Secret Paintings – a nationwide touring exhibit of life-size figurative oil paintings by artist Michael J. Pearce. Continue reading “Stephen Smith Fine Art gallery to showcase The Secret Painting series by artist Michael J. Pearce”

Remember the “great drought of 2016”? Strong majority of Alabamians want a statewide water plan

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Little River Falls in October 2016 during the great Drought of 2016 – photo from the Little River Canyon Center

Remember the great drought of 2016? Alabamians have not forgetten. Last fall, it did not rain for 61 days in Birmingham shattering the longest rainless streak by 9 days. Despite dry creek beds and lost waterfalls throughout the state, the Alabama legislature failed to move forward this year on the creation of a statewide water plan.

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Sunday, Oct. 29th Vulcan Aftertunes music, local brews

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Vulcan Aftertunes Fall Concert series continues to welcome the changing colors and cooler temperatures of autumn with the last concert of the month on the summit of Red Mountain.

If you haven’t had a chance to experience a relaxing Sunday listening is cool tunes, craft brews, and sweet views then head on up!

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Vulcan Park Aftertunes Fall Concert Series. Via – visitvulcan.com.

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Bham Now special: Interview with Bill Finch Birmingham Botanical Gardens Native Plant Conference honoree

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Paint Rock River Wildlife – photo from The Nature Conservancy in Alabama

Next week, the Birmingham Botanical Gardens will be holding its Native Plant Conference –  “Celebrating the Astounding Biodiversity of the Southeast.” (register HERE). One of the largest conferences of its kind on biodiversity in the nation, the Gardens will be honoring Bill Finch, the award-winning writer, botanist and natural historian who has received national recognition for his garden columns and environmental reporting.

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Whole Foods grand opening draws crowds in Hoover

Did you notice the long lines, sometimes 400 people deep, Wednesday morning in Hoover? The Whole Foods grand opening in the former Riverchase Village brought out huge crowds. Hoover has eagerly awaited the opening of the organic-grocery giant for almost 3 years.

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Crowds in line for Whole Foods grand opening, Hoover. Via- Whole Foods Hoover Facebook.

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Can you name Alabama’s top 3 Halloween candies? The #1 ranked candy is … surprising?

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Tootsie pops is Alabama’s third most popular candy according to Candystore.com

Candystore.com released this week their state by state rankings of the most popular Halloween candy in each state.

The top ranked Halloween candies in Alabama? Drum roll please….

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Birmingham Innovator: Aviate owner’s motto is ‘Play Hard. Travel Often’

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Photo by Kara Kennedy

I am sure by now, you all have seen the BHM baseball caps in retailers around town, but did you know that the company who came up with the idea is located right here in Birmingham and that it has expanded internationally?

The product line, baseball cap with airport codes stitched on them, promotes a sense of pride in one’s community, which is one of the founding principles behind why owner Ben Lancaster decided to open Aviate  in 2015.  And since its opening, the Homewood, Alabama-based company has garnered a loyal following.

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