July 2018 Around Town

Birmingham High Schools Make ‘U.S. News & World Report’s’ Best High Schools List Birmingham metro high schools ranked high among the 2018 best U.S. high schools in the “U.S. News & World Report “annual high school rankings. The assessment covered 20,500-plus public high schools. U.S. News identified schools that best serve all students,and assessed the level of … Continued

June 2018 Around Town

Winners Announced for “My Birmingham. My Mayor. And Me’’ Art Contest Earlier this year, Birmingham Mayor Randall L. Woodfin challenged Birmingham City Schools’ students, children of city of Birmingham employees and students attending other schools in Birmingham to reflect on what inspires them about the Magic City and show it in their art work for … Continued

May 2018 Around Town

LEGO SCULPTURES ENGROSS ENTIRE FAMILIES Hurry before May 20 and check out the 14 amazing sculptures made from nearly half a million Lego bricks at the Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave. SW, Huntsville, AL 35805. The exhibit is called “Nature Connects – Art with Lego Bricks,” and was created by New York artist … Continued

April 2018 Around Town

Birmingham restaurants and chefs have been named semifinalists for the 28th annual James Beard Foundation Awards. The awards gala will take place on Monday, May 7, at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. 

March 2018 Around Town

In what is becoming a frequent tradition, BBVA Compass will offer an updated Alabama-branded Visa debit card, giving University of Alabama's football fans another way to display their Crimson Tide colors after the team's 17th national championship win.

February 2018 Around Town

Celeste Heavenly Boutique is located in the Lee Branch Shopping Center, 611 Doug Baker Blvd. Suite 114 (under the Santa Fe Day Spa).
This shabby-chic, heavenly boutique offers free gift wrapping, in-store personal shopping and specializes in women’s clothing, accessories and gifts. 
Owners Alicia Cuevas and Meredith Horton have each had a passion for opening a boutique for years. Recently, their individual passions…

January 2018 Around Town

Global sports entertainment leader Topgolf opened the doors to its first Alabama location December 1. The new three-level, 65,000-square-foot venue is the company's 37th location worldwide.

December 2017 Around Town

Travel + Leisure magazine readers ranked Birmingham the 11th friendliest city in the country in the magazine's America's Favorite Places survey. According to the magazine, the survey "asks Travel + Leisure readers to dish about their hometowns—the place they grew up or have lived in and know better than anywhere else on Earth." The magazine says "Locals say Birmingham is a true…

November 2017 Around Town

On Saturday, September 16, Morgan Creek Winery held its annual Grape Stomping Event. The event features a Lucy look-alike contest. Contestants get to portray Lucile Ball in the famous "I Love Lucy" scene of Lucy stomping grapes from season 5. Along with this hilarious contest, guests also enjoyed wine tastings, live music, tours and some great food. Morgan Creek also…

October 2017 Around Town

National Night Out 2017 was tons of fun for all ages. The Helena Walmart Neighborhood Market parking lot was filled with fire trucks, police cruisers, ATVs and police Hummers on August 1. This night was designed as a community-building campaign to enhance the relationships between law enforcement partners and their neighbors in the community. This year’s affair had a great…