News archive from 6 March 2016

Birmingham punished for being in Alabama: Reader opinion

Comeback Town About the writer David Sher is the publisher of ComebackTown, which aims to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Sher a co-founder of Buzz12, a division of Intermark Group and co-CEO of AmSher Collection Agency. He's past Chairman...

 

Plant conservation and Alabama's biodiversity among topics at The Gardens this fall

The Certificate in Native Plant Studies program at Birmingham Botanical Gardens has announced a new slate of classes for fall. Stretching from August 8 to October 24, the eight new classes will explore Alabama's biodiversity, the identification of...

 

Glenn Beck: Birmingham will restart America (Reader opinion)

Comeback Town About the writer David Sher is the publisher of ComebackTown, which aims to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Sher a co-founder of Buzz12, a division of Intermark Group and co-CEO of AmSher Collection Agency. He's past Chairman...

 

Birmingham Heart Walk raises $527,000 for cardiovascular research and education

Thousands of runners, walkers and heart disease survivors gathered at the Uptown Entertainment District on June 27 for the American Heart Association's annual Birmingham Heart Walk. Final numbers show participants and sponsors raised $527,500 to fight...

 

Alabama: A great State unless you are black, gay, or Hispanic (Reader opinion)

Comeback Town About the writer David Sher is the publisher of ComebackTown, which aims to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Sher a co-founder of Buzz12, a division of Intermark Group and co-CEO of AmSher Collection Agency. He's past Chairman...

 

'Wilds to Woodlands' series offers families exploration of The Gardens and Zoo

"Get Into The Gardens" at Birmingham Botanical Gardens is offering a unique summer program. Through September, The Gardens is collaborating with its neighbors at Birmingham Zoo for the Saturday program "Wilds to Woodlands: Animal and...

 

The Walking Dead: an analogy for Birmingham (Reader opinion)

Comeback Town About the writer David Sher is the publisher of ComebackTown, which aims to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Sher a co-founder of Buzz12, a division of Intermark Group and co-CEO of AmSher Collection Agency. He's past Chairman...

 

Healthy Food Financing a positive step for Alabama - needs funding to be successful

This post is an opinion piece written by Brian Lang, director of the National Campaign for Healthy Food Access with The Food Trust The first thing you see when you walk into most grocery stores is the produce department, with its pyramids of apples...

 

2010—the year that changed Birmingham forever: Reader opinion

Comeback Town About the writer David Sher is the publisher of ComebackTown, which aims to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Sher a co-founder of Buzz12, a division of Intermark Group and co-CEO of AmSher Collection Agency. He's past Chairman...

 

Free weekend program teaches families how to create a 'Jurassic Garden' on Saturday

This Saturday, Plant Adventures Program Specialist Brooke McMinn will teach families how to create their own "Jurassic Garden" at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. From 10-2 p.m., participants will learn about a time before the evolution of...

 

North Georgia professor will introduce botany on Saturday

By Tom Diggs, Ph.D., University of North Georgia assistant professor  I began teaching classes for Birmingham Botanical Gardens several years ago. I was working on my doctorate at the time in biology, and as such, I was constantly warned that I should...

 

Back to school: Pack a healthy lunch

How do you pack a lunch that'll keep the kids healthy AND happy, increase the fruits and veggies, lower sugar and sodium – and fit your wallet? The American Heart Association is here to help: Make a Smarter Sandwich While some kids prefer the same...

 

Atlanta more screwed up than Birmingham: Reader opinion

Comeback Town About the writer David Sher is the publisher of ComebackTown, which aims to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham. Sher a co-founder of Buzz12, a division of Intermark Group and co-CEO of AmSher Collection Agency. He's past Chairman...

 

Local woman losing weight for a cause

The following post is part of AL.com's Blogging a Better Birmingham series, featuring community groups that are working to uplift the city through acts of service. If your group would like to be involved, email Edward Bowser at ebowser@al.com. This...

 

Create your own ice cream flavors at Birmingham Botanical Gardens on Tuesday

Big Spoon Creamery is one of the latest additions to the culinary landscape of the Magic City. Ryan and Geri-Martha O'Hara. The couple has delivered ice cream an set up their "truck," the bicycle shown, at numerous events, including each...

 

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