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Preventing Eye Strain in Kids

This school year has started in much the way the last one ended, with many districts opting for virtual learning, which means children sit at home in front of computer screens rather than in a classroom in front of teachers. But that extra screen time – mixed with the screen time many children and teenagers ... Read More

Pumpkin Patches in Birmingham, Fall 2020

Nothing says Fall like visiting one of our local Pumpkin Patches. Corn mazes, hay rides and delicious fall foods and snacks are the perfect way to celebrate the change of seasons. Here’s a list of Birmingham Area Pumpkin Patches to choose from! Pumpkin Patches in Birmingham Old Baker Farm– Harpersville – September 26th – October ... Read More

Bennett Farms Pumpkin Patch

Join Bennett Farms for an entertaining agricultural experience! The pumpkin patch is only open the month of October so make your plans soon!   PUMPKIN PICKIN’ From our pick your own patch with $3 pie pumpkins to Atlantic Giants around $24, we hope to meet all your pumpkin needs! Carving size pumpkins range in price ... Read More

5 Healthy Home-Learning Snack/Lunch Ideas to Boost Brain Power

By now, many parents and kids have accepted our role in distance or hybrid learning at least for the short-term. Having nutritious ready-made foods in the fridge will increase the amount of time (and focus/energy) students have to learn from home– not to mention, alleviate some of the stress parents have to deal with by ... Read More

Stone Mountain Park Annual Pumpkin Festival Returns Sept. 19

Stone Mountain Park’s all-new Pumpkin Festival – Play by Day, Glow by Night, an outdoor extravaganza returns bigger, better and brighter this year. Visitors are welcome to celebrate the splendor of autumn during the park’s Pumpkin Festival, a family tradition featuring dozens of new scenes, thousands of jack-o-lanterns, a giant glowing pumpkin tree, costumed characters, ... Read More

5 Things to Know: Moundville Archaeological Park

The University of Alabama’s Moundville Archaeological Park is located 13 miles south of Tuscaloosa and is home to 29 massive flat-topped earthen mounds constructed by the Mississippian people and carefully arranged around a vast central plaza. Called “The Big Apple of the 14 th Century” by National Geographic Magazine, Moundville was once America’s largest city ... Read More

Pure Training Online Program

Did the pandemic do a number on your waist line? If it crept up, and now you’re feeling lethargic and not like yourself, this new program from local Mom, fitness coach and owner of Pure Fitness, Erin Holtz, can help you! There is no better time to get fit and healthy all while being on ... Read More

Birmingham Zoo to Open for Labor Day

In celebration of the Labor Day holiday, the Birmingham Zoo will be open on Monday, September 7 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Zoo will be offering a discounted admission of $8 to First Responders and Healthcare Workers (with valid ID/badge) and up to four (4) guests at $8 each from Saturday, September 5 ... Read More

How to clean dryer vents and why it’s important

Cleaning dryer vents is a serious task. Clogged vents not only mean longer drying times, but they’re also a top source of house fires. If you notice your clothes are taking longer to dry, it’s time to clean your dryer vents. Learn how with this guide. What is a Dryer Vent? A dryer vent is ... Read More

Racing for Children’s Hosts Drive-In for a Cure

Racing for Children’s is shifting gears to host “Drive-In For A Cure” at Grand River Drive-In in Leeds on Saturday, Sept. 19 to benefit pediatric cancer patients at Children’s of Alabama. The movies are “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” and “Madagascar.” Reservations are $25 per car, available online at give.childrensal.org/drivein. Gates open at ... Read More