The husband-and-wife team of James Little and Jill Marlar opened Filter Coffee Parlor in the old Starbucks location in January. Read more

Five Points South


Rendering courtesy of BJCC.

The 55,000-seat, $174 million stadium, the new home for UAB Blazers football, will “be the finest facility of its kind in the state,” said UAB President Ray Watts. Read more

Central City

Edwards gave more than 100 hours of her time the last year, according to an Altamont spokesperson. Read more

Highland Park


Photo courtesy of Claire Datnow.

Birmingham Audubon is taking the lead in the restoration, which will make the habitat “the best it can be for the birds who live here and the students who learn here,” said Kelly Baker of JVTF. Read more

East Lake


Photo courtesy of Mercedes Marathon.

The weekend raises money for The Bell Center in Homewood, which helps children at risk for developmental delay. Read more



Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

As always, the event will feature a variety of live entertainment, including opera, acrobats, drummers, magicians and folk music, according to Jianzhong Liu, current BCFA president. Read more



Photo courtesy Addiction Prevention Coalition.

Check-in and registration begin at 9 a.m. and the walk at 10 a.m. A portion of the proceeds will pay for substance-abuse treatment scholarships. Read more



Photo by Kamp Fender.

Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED recently named Pamela Cook its director of multicultural marketing and community affairs for the company’s Central Region. Read more


Birmingham City Hall

Photo by Jesse Chambers

Randall Woodfin honored a Birmingham police officer killed Sunday in the line of duty. Read more

Central City

RHDT performance

Photo courtesy UAB

The Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre will appear at UAB Jan. 26 as part of the Alabama Dance Festival. Read more


IGNITE Awards 2018

Photo courtesy Hands on Birmingham

The awards, given by Hands on Birmingham, honor unsung volunteers in a five-county area. Read more


Mayor Randall Woodfin declared Friday, Jan. 18, to be “UAB Blazers Football Day” in conjunction with a parade Read more



Photo by Jesse Chambers

The council also wants to see changes in the state Mayor-Council Act in 2019. Read more

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Photo courtesy of UAB

The Department of Music is presenting its spring concerts, and a UAB prof is talking about climate change. Read more


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Photos by Jesse Chambers

The body is now back to a full complement of 9 members for the New Year. Read more

Central City


Photo by Kamp Fender

The Alabama Environmental Council was recently forced to close its popular Community Recycling Center in Avondale. Read more



Photo courtesy of Nelson Brooke

Founded in 2001, Black Warrior Riverkeeper serves as the water-quality watchdog for a 17-county area and monitors coal mines and industrial facilities with patrols on foot or by truck, boat and plane. Read more

Forest Park

Registration is now open for a wide variety of classes and workshops at ArtPlay on campus. Read more


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Photo by Jesse Chambers

Clinton Woods will represent District 1, and Crystal Smitherman will represent District 6. Read more

Central City

The company will present “Glory Denied” on Friday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 27, at 2:30 p.m. Read more

East Lake