Tag Archives: 2008

Christmas comes to Birmingham tonight

Photo: acnatta/Flickr

The joy of the holiday season will fill Linn Park in downtown Birmingham as the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony takes place. The annual parade will begin at 5 p.m, moving north along 20th Street North and ending at Linn Park where the ceremony is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. It should be warm enough to enjoy the excitement.

It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas

So, you’ve already noticed the holiday music on Magic 96 and its website and the decorations out in stores. New to the “we haven’t even hit Thanksgiving but it’s Christmastime” file is the expansion of The Christmas Carolers into metro Birmingham and six other markets. So if you see some folks looking like they stepped out of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at your holiday party this year, that’s why.

Honoring our servicemen today

A reminder that Birmingham hosts the nation’s largest and oldest Veteran’s Day Parade this afternoon (Tuesday) in the city center. It will begin at 1:30 p.m.

We don’t have a pretty graphic showing you the route, but John Morse has created a parade route map for you with Google Maps and the official parade (and celebration) website has turn for turn directions for you to check out. Thanks to all of our armed forces, past and present, for all that they do.

Sweet reasons to vote

It’s our civic duty. One that we at the Terminal highly encourage. And while it feels good to be a part of the political process, there’s a better reason to vote today — yummy ice cream.

So grab your “I Voted” sticker and proudly wear it to either The Summit or Patton Creek locations of Ben & Jerry’s from 5-8 p.m. for your free scoop. Both locations are participating in the giveaway. Earlier in the day, you can get a free tall cup of joe from Starbucks. Then drive over to Krispy Kreme for a free star-shaped doughnut to enjoy with that coffee. Now, the guy we spoke to at the Hoover location say he didn’t think they were participating, but the guy at the 1st Avenue North location said the offer is being made at all stores. So sure bets are East Lake and Midfield. Enjoy!

Finally, ArtWalk photos

Photo: MIA. Gordon Bell/GALPhotography

We’ve been trying to upload some photo sets (particularly one from ArtWalk 2008) to our backend for the better part of a week now, with no luck. Suddenly we just remembered, we do have the fan page on Facebook – and yet another outlet for photos. So, without further ado, check out the album of selected photos by Terminal photographer Gordon Bell from ArtWalk 2008. Add comments, name people, join the rest of the fans of the hub if you feel like it…

Fireworks fall on Birmingham

Fireworks from Ruffner Mountain - Bob Farley/f8Photo

Bob Farley/f8Photo

The brief rain shower did not keep about a dozen people from watching the fireworks from the quarry overlook at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center Friday night. Not only did the fireworks from Vulcan prove to be entertaining but the Gate City and South East Lake neighborhoods put on a fine show as well.

If you’ve got any photos, send them on in

YP Expo, the remix

2008 YP expo imageTonight, folks representing Birmingham’s future will invade the Birmingham Museum of Art for an evening of networking and learning. The second annual YP Expo starts at 5:30 p.m. and goes until 9 p.m., with organizers expecting this year’s attendee numbers to far exceed last year’s estimated total of 550.

More than 30 area organizations will share information about how our growing young professional population can become more involved in our community, though we’re thinking they’d love to see anyone who considers themselves young at heart this evening.