The latest group of 14 honorees — people making what Black called “Vulcan-like contributions” to their communities, chosen by an independent citizens panel — were announced in late September. more

Oct 19, 2017 11:11 AM Neck of the Woods

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Photo by Frank Couch.

Artist behind ‘Storyteller’ landmark in Five Points continues to be ‘what I am, who I am.’ more

Nov 22, 2016 1:41 PM Faces 2 Comments


Photo by Jesse Chambers.

Woodlawn’s revitalization continues with construction of a 12-unit, single-family residential development called The Cottages at Wood Station on 59th Street South near Georgia Road. more

Nov 22, 2016 1:31 PM Woodlawn


Photo by Jesse Chambers.

East Lake United Methodist Church wants to create spaces to make community happen, said the Rev. Sally Allocca, the historic church’s senior pastor. more

Nov 22, 2016 1:29 PM East Lake

The Forest Park and South Avondale neighborhoods have been awarded a streetscape grant that will pay for much-needed improvements on Clairmont Avenue in Forest Park Village and the 41st Street South commercial corridor in Avondale. more

Nov 22, 2016 1:27 PM Forest Park


Photo courtesy of Mazy Holiday.

Mazy Holiday, a Forest Park resident and successful designer of innovative, sustainable consumer products, also has a background in sculpture. more

Nov 22, 2016 1:22 PM Forest Park

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Continued lack of rain as well as above-normal temperatures have exacerbated the already extreme drought conditions. more

Nov 4, 2016 3:43 PM Neck of the Woods


Photo courtesy of Andrew Coleman of the Birmingham Audubon Society.

Avondale Park’s rose garden, planted in 1915, has a rich history and recently gained a new purpose. more

Oct 27, 2016 12:59 PM Avondale

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Photo by Tara Massouleh.

When Josh Kirk was 16 years old, he was forced to move out of his house in Mount Olive, Alabama. The house, built in 1932, belonged to his grandparents. more

Oct 27, 2016 12:58 PM Neck of the Woods


Photo by Jesse Chambers.

Sam Pokhrel, co-owner of Chai Market on Southside, is proud of his store’s heritage. more

Oct 27, 2016 12:55 PM Neck of the Woods


Photo courtesy of UAB.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is now home to the largest solar-energy system in the Magic City. more

Oct 27, 2016 12:53 PM Neck of the Woods

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Photo courtesy of the Alabama Waldorf School.

With its recent move, the Alabama Waldorf School in Birmingham is in a better position to educate children with its holistic approach. more

Oct 27, 2016 12:52 PM Crestwood


Photo by Erica Techo.

In Orthodox Judaism, there is a year of mourning after someone dies. more

Oct 27, 2016 12:50 PM B'ham Bizarre


Photo by Jesse Chambers.

The old commercial strip in the East Lake neighborhood is being revived after decades of neglect ― especially the 7600 block of First Avenue North ― and the arts are definitely playing a part. more

Oct 27, 2016 12:47 PM East Lake


Photo courtesy of Birmingham Public Library.

The Birmingham Public Library has expanded an innovative after-school program designed to help local high-school students pursue technology careers using a $50,000 Community Impact Grant from the UAB Benevolent Fund governed by university employees. more

Oct 27, 2016 12:44 PM Woodlawn


Photo courtesy of the Junior League of Birmingham.

For the 11th year in a row, the Junior League of Birmingham will hold its Shop Save & Share fundraiser in late October. more

Sep 29, 2016 12:19 PM Central City


Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

That dusty, neglected bicycle sitting in the garage isn’t done being useful yet. Doug Brown wants to collect those unused bikes and match them with a brand new owner at the Recyclery, which opened in August near Old Car Heaven. more

Sep 29, 2016 12:16 PM Avondale


Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity.

One week may not seem like enough time to complete construction on one brand-new house — let alone a baker’s dozen. more

Sep 29, 2016 12:11 PM East Lake

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Photo by Tara Massouleh.

After serving Birmingham for 23 years, Better Basics has finally joined the downtown community. more

Sep 29, 2016 12:10 PM Parkside


Photo by Tara Massouleh.

In late August, community members had multiple meetings to discuss and learn more about the proposed Birmingham Bus Rapid Transit Project. more

Sep 29, 2016 12:06 PM Woodlawn