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This year, we bike FROM work!

Bike From Work 2012 RouteIt stands to reason that you’ll still have to bike TO work in order to participate in this year’s Bike from Work Day being organized by the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPCGB) and the CommuteSmart initiative. It’s the ninth year that an event has been held though it’s the first time it’ll take place in the evening.

This year’s ride will once again start at the parking lot adjacent to the Young and Vann Building on 1st Ave. N. & 18th St. N. (home to both the RPCGB & CommuteSmart) but it will start at 5:30 p.m. If you want to take a closer look at this year’s route, click on the map to view the PDF or you can always download it from the page on CommuteSmart’s website that hosts additional information about the event.

It’s supposed to be a pretty comfortable day tomorrow (current forecast calls for a high of 77° and a low of 53° when we last checked – perfect cycling weather), so you may want to consider taking part if at all possible.

The tree’s almost ready in Linn Park

2011 Holiday tree gets trimmed in BirminghamThose venturing through Birmingham’s city center saw a couple of city crews on the southern edge of Linn Park working hard to get the 2011 Christmas tree decorated in time for its official lighting on Tuesday, December 6 (pdf).

The 40-foot Norway spruce arrived from Newland, NC on November 28. It’ll be strung with more than 5,000 lights in time for next week’s activities – these include the 4th Avenue Christmas Parade and an appearance by Santa & Mrs. Claus. It’s scheduled to take place between 5-7 p.m.

The city (and the region) is beginning to look a lot like Christmas (if it wasn’t already doing so back in late October). For example, if you were surfing through terrestrial radio stations in the car and you’re wondering if that was actually hearing Christmas music on Halloween, you weren’t imagining things.

Magic 96.5 decided it’s never too early to get into the spirit of the holiday season. They’ve been playing Christmas music since 7:15 Halloween morning – and they’re not stopping until Christmas Day. The ClearChannel-owned station’s press release stated that listeners had been requesting the annual format change for weeks via Facebook.

11th Circuit reverses Baker case decision

The 11th Circuit United States Court of Appeals has just posted this decision, ordering that the case brought by former physical education teacher Bruce Baker against the City of Birmingham’s Board of Education proceed. Since we can’t find any details about the original case, we’ll just link to their opinion as posted on their website.