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East Lake residents to get choices for their morning cup

east59interiorIt’s been several months since the REVIVE pop-up initiative visited several of REV Birmingham‘s commercial districts. One of the long-awaited results of that effort in East Lake is the opening of East 59, a coffee shop to be located at 7619 1st Avenue North near Oporto-Madrid Blvd. A May 19 status update to the company’s fan page on Facebook let folks know they’d been approved for build-out, keeping them on-track for the summer opening long mentioned on their website. They won’t be the only ones keeping area residents caffeinated this summer though…

coffeebooksbluesA Kickstarter campaign launched by Sharrif Simmons suggests area residents will have at least two coffee houses to choose from later this summer, though the second will have a different vibe. The New York native is looking to open Coffee, Books, and Blues by July, bringing an independent bookstore and music venue to the area at 752 81st St., S., near the corner of Rugby Avenue and 81st St. S. Simmons once worked at the famed Liberation Bookstore in Harlem and is its late founder Una Mulzac‘s great nephew. He plans to offer a selection of both new and used books. There are also plans to serve as a performance venue and to host a farmers market on Sundays.

Looking forward to seeing how both of these efforts move forward.

A Rainbow in Roebuck Springs

A Rainbow in Roebuck Springs - Bob Farley/f8Photo

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A rainbow graced the Birmingham area this morning. At times it formed a faint second rainbow, but that one did not last long. The main rainbow lasted for more than a half an hour. The photo was taken looking southwest toward downtown from the Roebuck area.

Full moon rising

Full Moon

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The full moon arrived in Birmingham on Friday night but it was still full, big and beautiful on Saturday as well.

The next full moon is Sunday, April 20th.

Family Fishing Rodeo, East Lake Park

11th Annual Birmingham Park and Recreation Family Fishing Rodeo is the largest community fishing event in the state of Alabama. Birmingham’s East Lake is stocked with tons of catfish and bass especially for this event.

Enjoy activity booths, fantastic giveaways, family-oriented fun, and more. For more information, call 205-254-2391.

Cost: Free

East Lake Park
84th Street & 1st Avenue North

A little winter

Ice storm photo - Photo credit: Bob Farley

Photo credit: Bob Farley/f8Photo

A little snow and ice fell around the Magic City Wednesday. Not much to get excited about but enough to remind us it is winter. Tonight’s lows are not going to get below freezing so no need to stock up on bread and milk.
Click on the image to view a small gallery of images taken in Roebuck.

Christmas Open House for District 2, The Lovelady Center

City Councilor Carol Duncan invites residents from District 2 and throughout the city to attend a Christmas Open House at The Lovelady Center on December 18. Click here to learn more about the center and the services provided.

For more information, please contact Councilor Duncan’s office at 254.2348

Cost: $0; They will be accepting unwrapped toys or donations to the center to allow for the purchase of gifts for the residents.

The Lovelady Center
7916 2nd Avenue South (directions)

Sen. Shelby at groundbreaking for new Ruffner center next Monday

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby and other elected officials and community leaders will be present at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center next Monday, November 26 at 2 p.m. for a groundbreaking ceremony celebrating the center’s new Tree Top Visitor Center and Education Pavillion.

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