Children’s Celebrating 30th Anniversary of SAFE Kids Coalition

When Children’s of Alabama launched the Alabama chapter of SAFE Kids in 1989, there were no child passenger restraint nor seat belt laws of any kind in the state. Now, 30 years later, a lot has changed to make the state’s roads safer for children and their families. Alabama was one of the first states ... Read More

Teachers and Parents Work Together to Combat Summer Slide

By Dr. Pamela Roggeman, academic dean, University of Phoenix College of Education Summer vacations can be a wonderful time to relax and enjoy warm weather, summer camps and family vacations. However, these lengthy gaps spent away from the educational environment could negatively impact a student’s academic progress. Researchers who study education call this phenomenon “summer ... Read More

Interview: Bonny Baker as Miss Honey in Matilda the Musical

Red Mountain Theatre Company is wrapping up its 2018-19 season with the fresh and creative musical Matilda The Musical at the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater on the campus of the Alabama School of Fine Arts. RMTC welcomes back a lovely presence on the stage, Bonny Baker, for the third summer in a row playing the ... Read More

100 Deadliest Days: Keeping Teen Drivers Safe During Summer

During the 100 days of summer – between Memorial Day and Labor Day – the number of teens killed in car crashes increases 26 percent compared with the other months of the year. “Summer is a time for teens to relax and have fun, but that doesn’t apply to the time they spend behind the ... Read More

5 Things to Know: Great Wolf Lodge

We were recently invited by the Great Wolf Lodge to come over and take advantage of their new day pass and explore the water park and other activities they have to offer. With their new day pass you can enjoy unlimited splashes at their 84-degree indoor water park, access to over 50 activities and more ... Read More

Interview: Elise Mayfield as Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda The Musical

Red Mountain Theatre Company will culminate its 2018-19 season with the charming Matilda The Musical at the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater on the campus of the Alabama School of Fine Arts. RMTC recently celebrated their 40th anniversary and it has been a joy to bring back faces from the past and bring forward new faces ... Read More

Alpha Extreme Cheer

If you have a child in competitive cheer, you understand the importance of great coaching and a great place to train, well, Jay and Jennifer Taylor are providing that and more at their new gym Alpha Extreme Cheer in Pelham. Jay has 20+ years in the competitive cheerleading industry from junior high through college and ... Read More

Birthday Party Spotlight: Spare Time Entertainment

Birthday Parties are a blast at Spare Time Entertainment! If you’re looking to host a party in the Trussville area, let Spare Time handle everything for you! Your party host will assist throughout your party, so you can kick back and relax… Yes (!!!) That can be a thing when hosting a kids Birthday party. ... Read More

Partners in Kids Health: Asthma

Asthma can be a scary diagnosis for a child and their parents. It’s a disease that makes it hard to breathe. This happens because airways in the lungs get swollen, smaller and filled with mucus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 13 people have asthma. Molly Bolton is the Asthma ... Read More

Mystic Mansion opens at OWA

The Park at OWA is officially welcoming its newest attraction for 2019. After months of anticipation, Foley’s newest entertainment destination welcomes an interactive “dark ride” like nothing the area has seen before. “Mystic Mansion” will open to the public Friday, June 14 at 11am inside The Park at OWA. Mystic Mansion, manufactured by Sally Corporation, ... Read More