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Photo courtesy of UAB Media Relations.

Proton International at UAB, one of only 36 facilities of its type in America, opened on Jan. 13. Read more


Birmingham City Hall

Photo by Jesse Chambers

The city could miss out on some federal funding if all of its citizens are not counted, officials say. Read more

Central City

Hannah Bae

Lexi Coon

Senior Hannah Bae is the first UAB student ever chosen for the Most Promising Multicultural Student Program at the American Advertising Federation. Read more


Birmingham City Hall

Photo by Jesse Chambers

A developer seeks to build a new residential development in the South Woodlawn area. Read more



Photo by Jesse Chambers.

Legion Field, Birmingham CrossPlex and Boutwell Auditorum are among the facilities to be used for the games in July 2021 Read more

Central City

Two UAB entrepreneurs won $50,000 at Alabama Launchpad, and two undergrads won $5,000 prizes at the on-campus Fall Research Expo. Read more


The Birmingham City Council voted to make the area the city's third official entertainment district as of March 1, 2020. Read more

Five Points South

East Lake Park tree planting 11-16-19

Photo courtesy of Kristi Houk

In response to invasive insects in the state, The Nature Conservancy Alabama and several partners are working to plant new trees at East Lake Park. That effort continued Nov. 16, when about 50 volunteers planted nearly 80 trees and shrubs. Read more

East Lake

Parkside master plan rendering_Parkside West

Renderings courtesy of Orchestra Partners.

A major new project promises to add to that investment while ramping up the significance of Parkside as a destination for cultural and entertainment activities and a gathering point for Birmingham. Read more


Birmingham Holocaust Education Center

Photo by Erin Nelson.

In November, the BHEC announced the hiring of a new executive director, the Rev. Melissa Self Patrick, to help continue their mission. Read more

Highland Park

BJCC stadium groundbreaking 12-13-18

Photo by Jesse Chambers.

Mayor Randall Woodfin wants to make it easier for people who’ve been convicted of minor marijuana charges to find jobs. Read more

Central City


Photo courtesy of Vinegar.

While Vinegar wants to stay in touch with its nomadic roots, two of the original founders — Melissa Robert Yes and Ann Trondson — have now obtained two brick-and-mortar spaces. Read more

Forest Park

BBVA Momentum participants 2019

Photo courtesy Eric Tasker.

Build Up-Ensley, Magic City Woodworks and SmallBox Company were chosen in June to participate along with 16 other small enterprises around the nation. Read more

Central City

It will take lots of logistics, lots of planning and lots of people to successfully pull off the huge event. Among the people responsible for helping ensure that success will be Kathy Boswell, a Birmingham native. Read more


Wideman/Davis Dance

Photo by Elizabeth Johnson.

The annual Alabama Dance Festival is one of the largest gatherings of dancers and lovers of dance in the Southeast. Read more


Space One Eleven art classes

Courtesy of Space One Eleven

During the art classes, students “are given the time, materials and motivation to pursue creative problems, learn to work cooperatively and practice flexibility," SOE co-founder and CEO Peter Prinz said. Read more



Photo by Dick DeMarsico; New York World-Telegram via Creative Commons.

Martin Luther King Jr., born Jan. 15, 1929, will be remembered in the Magic City on the occasion of his birthday with several events. They will take place on and around the Martin Luther King Jr. Day federal holiday on Monday, Jan. 20. Read more


REV Big Pitch Elysian Gardens 11-23-19

Photo courtesy of REV Birmingham

Two Birmingham start-ups — Elysian Gardens, a community sculpture park, and Encore Rouge, a food truck — recently split a total of nearly $50,000 in cash prizes and business services in the competition. Read more


Yummefy Asian restaurant

Photos by Erin Nelson.

This summer Sam and Rose Pokhrel opened a brand-new business, Yummefy Asian Restaurant, at the opposite end of the same block in The Waites development at Seventh Avenue South and Richard Arrington Jr Boulevard. Read more

Sips & Bites


Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

At the memorial, there are 800 hanging steel slabs — one for each county where a lynching occurred — and the slabs are engraved with the names of victims. There are also 800 duplicate slabs on the grounds for eventual retrieval by counties. Read more