Porch Parties

Courtesy of Jonathan Moore

Porch parties are monthly community gatherings that provide entrepreneurs, creatives and makers with the opportunity to connect and share their resources and knowledge to put new business ideas into action. Read more



Photo by Jesse Chambers.

The popular Woodlawn Street Market returns for its sixth season beginning Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read more



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Christ Health Center provides primary care, dental and counseling services to low-income and uninsured patients. Read more


Snacks galore

Photo by Jesse Chambers

The market on Sunday, Dec. 2, was the final event in the 2018 season in Woodlawn. Read more



Photo courtesy of Communicating Vessels

Located at 15 55th Plaza North in historic Woodlawn, Communicating Vessels is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Read more



Photo courtesy of Coleton Phillips

On Saturday, June 23, hundreds of people headed to the corner of First Avenue North and 13th Street to join a group that’s making Birmingham a little more colorful. Read more

Central City


Photo by Jesse Chambers.

The program, in which kids learn job and life skills, make art and enjoy some clean, safe summer fun, is being held at the church Monday through Friday until July 20. Read more



Alyx Chandler

Even though Chef Tony Bayles simply moved his Woodlawn catering company down the road, he said the number of customers coming by has tripled. Read more

Sips & Bites


Photo courtesy of Vulcan Park and Museum.

The final event in the annual Spring Walking Tour Series will be a visit to the historic Woodlawn neighborhood. Read more


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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Birmingham musicians Will and Sarah Mason started giving private lessons in 2007 and soon built their passion — teaching people, especially school-age children, to play instruments in a nurturing atmosphere — into a thriving business. Read more



Photo by Jesse Chambers.

At their company, called 1504, creatives Mark Slagle and Tyler Jones -- along with a fluid network of collaborators -- use film, video and multimedia to tell compelling stories across platforms for small companies, nonprofits and foundations. Read more



Photos by Sarah Finnegan.

After 50 years in Woodlawn, longtime barber rejoices in area’s resurgence. Read more



Photo courtesy of Susan Swider.

Ava Davis, a senior at Indian Springs School, lives in Crestwood and often visits nearby Woodlawn. Read more



Photo by Jesse Chambers.

Red Mountain Makers, a nonprofit co-operative workshop and laboratory (also known as a makerspace), has operated on the first floor of Woodrow Hall in Woodlawn since it began in 2013. Read more


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Photo by Jesse Chambers.

As Birmingham continues to grow, a new company called Magic City Motors has found an affordable home in up-and-coming Woodlawn. Read more



Photo by Alyx Chandler.

Piper & Leaf is an artisan tea company that creates and sells gourmet blends and brews of herbal, black and green tea, usually in their signature reusable Mason jars. Read more

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Photo by Jesse Chambers.

At Grace Episcopal Church, parishioners believe “the Gospel is to be lived more so than preached,” according to the church’s rector, the Rev. Robyn Arnold. Read more


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Rendering courtesy of TurnerBatson.

Woodlawn’s revitalization continues in January with the opening of the first phase of the James Rushton Early Learning and Family Success Center on the former site of a long-vacant bank at First Avenue South and 55th Street. Read more

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Elections, Senior Games, and the return of Blazer football are just a few of the many things that lie ahead. Read more


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Photo by Shay Allen.

Desert Island Supply Co. nonprofit promotes writing program for students in Woodlawn school system. Read more