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Ruffner Mountain gets a new executive director, conducts online survey

07.31.2014 by Andre Natta · No Comments

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Reading Mark Kelly’s Red Dirt column this week would also mean you’d already know there’s a new executive director at one of the nation’s largest urban nature preserves — the one located on Birmingham’s east side.

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Last day to nominate someone for a Vulcan

07.31.2014 by Andre Natta · 0 Comments

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Nominations are being accepted for a series of new civic leadership awards to be handed out to five individuals during an event in early October at The Club.

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A look at the proposed changes to Birmingham’s transportation ordinance

07.25.2014 by Andre Natta · 1 Comment

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The City Council postponed a vote on proposed changes to the transportation ordinance involving ride-sharing apps until Tuesday. We figured it may help everyone understand what’s going on if you actually reviewed the changes yourself…

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Design Review Preview | June 25, 2014

06.24.2014 by Andre Natta · 0 Comments

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This week’s Design Review preview includes a taste of what could be on the way in terms of murals, and a reminder that we’re supposed to be paying attention to the city’s west side.

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Is Uber preparing for an arrival in Birmingham?

06.19.2014 by Andre Natta · 1 Comment

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Apparently the popular mobile-based car service is preparing to bring its talents to the Magic City. We’ve combed the Internet to see what we’d find — and it’s looking like it may only be a matter of time…

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The changing of the guard continues in Birmingham

06.19.2014 by Andre Natta · 0 Comments

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As people gather at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to celebrate the accomplishments of its outgoing president, Lawrence Pijeaux, it’s apparent we’re in the middle of a changing of the guard in the city.

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Friends of Rickwood Field seek donations to help finish reconstruction of historic train depot

06.17.2014 by Andre Natta · 0 Comments

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The former historic train depot that once stood along 14th St. N. in downtown Birmingham is looking forward to a new lease on life as the batting cage facility for Rickwood Field, America’s oldest ballpark. They’re still $25,000 to raise before it’s finished.

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East Lake residents to get choices for their morning cup

06.17.2014 by Andre Natta · 0 Comments

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The entrepreneurial bug is alive and well in Birmingham’s East Lake neighborhood as two coffee houses look to fill a need for the area later this summer. Choice is definitely a good thing.

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