Shutdown Assistance for Government Employees in Birmingham

The partial government shutdown that started Dec. 22  has left hundreds of thousands of federal workers on the job without a check or furloughed at home waiting for resolution. In Alabama, there are 5,500 employees at federal agencies without funding and subject to the shutdown. There are many businesses offering assistance for those impacted, here’s ... Read More

Energy Saving Tips for Cold Weather

By Scott Butler: LAH Real Estate The Cold Weather is here and when the temps go down, those heating bills go up. Here are some ways to help cut costs during the winter months. Let the Sunshine In: Open curtains during the day and let the sunlight heat your home. Then, close them at night ... Read More

Beaker Bash 2019: Carnivale

At McWane Science Center, science is a celebration full of magical experiences, forces of nature, and fun. So, we feel it is only fitting that we theme Beaker Bash 2019 to illustrate the incredible wonders of science. As such, we are excited to unveil to you our theme for the 2019 event: “Carnivale”. This February, ... Read More

Martin Luther King Jr Day at the Birmingham Zoo

In the spirit of service, the Zoo will be hosting a Food Drive in partnership with the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama on Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 21, 2019. Guests are encouraged to bring a non-perishable or canned food item* and will receive half-price admission* to the Zoo.  While you’re here, watch a ... Read More

Build A Bear Offering $5.50 Bears for National Hug Day

Celeberate National Hug Day with a beary special offer and your local Build A Bear Workshop! You can make select furry friends for just $5.50 each with a special in-store National Hug Day offer on Sunday, January 20 and Monday, January 21, 2019! Feel firsthand how bear hugs come in all shapes and sizes by ... Read More

Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun January 18th – 20th

What’s happening around the Magic City this weekend? Read on for some great events that will be fun for the whole family! Birmingham Bulls Hockey – Pelham Civic Complex Vs Pensacola Ice Flyers As You Walk Through the Door, Your Hearts Starts Pumping! The irresistible lure of HOCKEY and the buzz of a packed house ... Read More

Birmingham Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party

This Sunday, January 20, starting at 8:36PM, we will experience our only lunar eclipse for 2019. The total lunar eclipse will last approximately five hours, and will end at 1:48AM on January 21st. Totality is expected to occur at 11:12PM. If you would like to get out and witness this for yourself, you’re in luck! ... Read More

BrickFair Alabama LEGO Fan Expo

The BrickFair LEGO Fan Expo is coming back to the Magic City!! If you have (or you are) a LEGO Fanatic, you’re going to want to make plans to attend! BrickFair offers endless inspiration, playing opportunities, camaraderie and chances to win LEGO! Explore the larger LEGO community, discover creative building techniques and take home great ... Read More

Kick off the New Year with Clean Carpets

If you think carpet cleaning is best saved for your spring cleaning ritual, you might want to reconsider.  Seemingly minor spots and stains from holiday entertaining and kids being home for their extended break, can become permanent without proper cleaning and the fibers of your quality carpets and rugs can begin to break down and ... Read More

Kids and Online Safety

Texting, sharing photos and instant messaging is how kids socialize today. But many of them use these tools to threaten, gang up on and cyberbully other kids. According to new survey findings from the University of Phoenix: Three in four US adults (76%) are concerned for the online safety of children under the age of ... Read More