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Fresh food aplenty today

Some folks forget that we have a farmers market that’s been open daily in town for years. If you’re wide awake and you’re wondering what to do this morning before the heat settles in again today, you may want to head over to the Alabama Farmers Market (344 Finley Avenue) and enjoy their second annual Family & Friends Festival.

If you read this a little later in the morning, you’ve got until 1 p.m. to get over there to enjoy free hot dogs, chips & sodas, live music, food samples, grilling demonstrations, kids activities… (taking breath), and the best tasting tomato & heaviest tomato contests.

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12th Annual Rickwood Classic, Rickwood Field

The Birmingham Barons once again take the field at their original home, Rickwood Field (a.k.a. – America’s oldest ballpark!) this afternoon to face the Jacksonville Suns.

This year’s game will honor the 1964 & 1965 teams – they’ll be the guys wearing gold. The team is significant due to it being the first integrated team to represent the city of Birmingham. Check out the write up on the Barons’ official site and learn the history of the "Orange Alert baseball".

The game starts at 12:35 p.m. Tickets are currently available online as well as at the Barons box office.

Or you could just click on the ad sitting to your right and go directly to the online purchase option… 

UPDATE: Click here to view photos from the game! 

Parker High School graduates first white student today

This story has been picked up by regional media; here’s a link to the story as it ran on Jacksonville’s Times-Union site. and it is one of national importance. The school, which has seen notoriety before, including being Nell Carter’s alma mater, makes history again today as a somewhat symbolic event takes place. Continue reading