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Pig the Unusual Dog

Pig The Unusual Dog was born with short-spine syndrome, but she doesn't let that get in her way of having a fun-filled life!

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  • Mentone's Annual Rhododendron Festival from May 16-18, 2014.

    Mentone's Annual Rhododendron Festival from May 16-18, 2014.

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 8:43 AM EDT2014-05-13 12:43:53 GMT
    Mentone's Annual Rhododendron Festival is set for the third weekend in May. More >>
    Mentone's Annual Rhododendron Festival is set for the third weekend in May. More >>
  • How much cash do you carry?

    How much cash do you carry?

    Monday, May 12 2014 8:50 AM EDT2014-05-12 12:50:13 GMT
    How much cash do you carry on a daily basis? A new survey shows about 78% of Americans carry less than $50 in cash daily.More >>
    How much cash do you carry on a daily basis? A new survey shows about 78% of Americans carry less than $50 in cash daily.More >>
  • Urban Cookhouse to set up Crestline Farmers Market

    Urban Cookhouse to set up Crestline Farmers Market

    Friday, May 9 2014 8:50 AM EDT2014-05-09 12:50:48 GMT
    The Homewood Farmer's Market kicks off this weekend, and the new Crestline Farmers Market will open soon.More >>
    The Homewood Farmer's Market kicks off this weekend, and the new Crestline Farmers Market will open soon.More >>
  • Fiesta Ball 2014

    Fiesta Ball 2014

    Fiesta Ball 2014

    Thursday, May 1 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-05-01 19:46:29 GMT
    TheYoung Supporters Boardof theUAB Comprehensive Cancer Centerpresents an opportunity to enjoy live music, Mexican food, beer and wine, as well as a silent auction, all while benefiting UAB cancer patient and family services. Fiesta Ball 2014 will be held Thursday, May 1, 6-10 p.m. atBA Warehouse, 1531 First Ave. South. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund grants for young cancer researchers at UAB to jump-start their research, with the goal of producing results to compete for larger...More >>
    TheYoung Supporters Boardof theUAB Comprehensive Cancer Centerpresents an opportunity to enjoy live music, Mexican food, beer and wine, as well as a silent auction, all while benefiting UAB cancer patient and family services. Fiesta Ball 2014 will be held Thursday, May 1, 6-10 p.m. atBA Warehouse, 1531 First Ave. South. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund grants for young cancer researchers at UAB to jump-start their research, with the goal of producing results to compete for larger...More >>
  • Stamp Out Hunger

    Stamp Out Hunger

    Stamp Out Hunger

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-04-30 18:23:48 GMT
    On Saturday, May 10, the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Food Drive will once again spread out across America to help provide assistance to Americans who are struggling with hunger.There are two way you can help- Put your donation of nonperishable food in a bag by your mailbox on May 10th and your letter carrier will pick it up and bring it to the food bank. You can also volunteer your time on May 10th to help unload donations as postal carriers arrive.For more information about the ...More >>
    On Saturday, May 10, the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Food Drive will once again spread out across America to help provide assistance to Americans who are struggling with hunger.There are two way you can help- Put your donation of nonperishable food in a bag by your mailbox on May 10th and your letter carrier will pick it up and bring it to the food bank. You can also volunteer your time on May 10th to help unload donations as postal carriers arrive.For more information about the ...More >>
  • Celebrate Hoover

    Celebrate Hoover

    Celebrate Hoover

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-04-29 18:25:11 GMT
    Celebrate Hoover Day is an annual city-wide celebration that is free to the public. This family-friendly event draws more than 10,000 residents of all ages to Veterans Park on Valleydale for a fun day at the park. Vehicle parking is available at Spain Park High School with complimentary shuttles to the park.Some of the event features include a giant apple pie, kids zone with inflatables and games, petting zoo and carnival rides.For more information, visithttp://www.hooveralabama.govMore >>
    Celebrate Hoover Day is an annual city-wide celebration that is free to the public. This family-friendly event draws more than 10,000 residents of all ages to Veterans Park on Valleydale for a fun day at the park. Vehicle parking is available at Spain Park High School with complimentary shuttles to the park.Some of the event features include a giant apple pie, kids zone with inflatables and games, petting zoo and carnival rides.For more information, visithttp://www.hooveralabama.govMore >>
  • Upcoming Performances at Birmingham Children’s Theatre

    Upcoming Performances at Birmingham Children’s Theatre

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:02 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:02:34 GMT
    The Birmingham Children’s Theatre is pleased to announce two upcoming shows in April, including Little Miss Muffet The Lost Sheep and The Secret Garden, both of which are scheduled for Saturday performances on April 12 and 26. Recommended for children ages 2 to 6, Little Miss Muffet The Lost Sheep will be part of BCT’s Wee Folks production series while The Secret Garden is a MainStage production and is recommended for children ages 6 and up. Written by Sina Skates, Little Miss Muffet The L...More >>
    The Birmingham Children’s Theatre is pleased to announce two upcoming shows in April, including Little Miss Muffet The Lost Sheep and The Secret Garden, both of which are scheduled for Saturday performances on April 12 and 26. Recommended for children ages 2 to 6, Little Miss Muffet The Lost Sheep will be part of BCT’s Wee Folks production series while The Secret Garden is a MainStage production and is recommended for children ages 6 and up. Written by Sina Skates, Little Miss Muffet The L...More >>
  • Mutt Strut

    Mutt Strut

    Mutt Strut

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:43:21 GMT
    Hand in Paw’s Junior Board organizes Mutt Strut, Birmingham’s premiere dog-friendly 5K and 1 mile fun run.The 5thAnnual Mutt Strut will be held on Saturday, April 26that the Green of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The day will be packed with fun for not only the avid runner and dog-lover, but for the whole family. From running the 5K, walking the 1 mile, visiting local vendors, to watching agility dogs, you will not only have a great day, but you will also be supporting our local no...More >>
    Hand in Paw’s Junior Board organizes Mutt Strut, Birmingham’s premiere dog-friendly 5K and 1 mile fun run.The 5thAnnual Mutt Strut will be held on Saturday, April 26that the Green of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The day will be packed with fun for not only the avid runner and dog-lover, but for the whole family. From running the 5K, walking the 1 mile, visiting local vendors, to watching agility dogs, you will not only have a great day, but you will also be supporting our local no...More >>
  • Earth Day Celebration for the Black Warrior Riverkeeper

    Earth Day Celebration for the Black Warrior Riverkeeper

    Monday, April 14 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-04-14 17:27:03 GMT
    Saturday April 19, 2014 from 2pm to sundown, Earthbound will play their annual outdoor rock concert, Earthbound's Earthfest, at Avondale Brewery. The family friendly event is open to all ages, althoughMore >>
    Saturday April 19, 2014 from 2pm to sundown, Earthbound will play their annual outdoor rock concert, Earthbound's Earthfest, at Avondale Brewery. The family friendly event is open to all ages, althoughMore >>
  • Gifted: Wrapped with a Purpose

    Gifted: Wrapped with a Purpose

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-04-09 17:32:40 GMT
    Shop from vendors who support a variety of ministries that fight human trafficking, encourage adoption, and spread the Gospel around the world, all while supporting Shades Orphan Care Ministry at ShadesMore >>
    Shop from vendors who support a variety of ministries that fight human trafficking, encourage adoption, and spread the Gospel around the world, all while supporting Shades Orphan Care Ministry at ShadesMore >>
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  • July 23 Recipe

    July 23 Recipe

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:48:10 GMT
    Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Over Lime Butter Sauced Pasta Total Cooking: 10 minutes Servings: 4 Ingredients: 6 slices Smithfield bacon, cut in half 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/8 tsp garlic powder 1 pound linguini pasta, cooked al dente and kept hot 1 stick unsalted butter 2 garlic cloves, minced Zest of one lime 1 tsp black pepper 12 toothpicks 12 Jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 tbsp water 1/4 tsp brown sugar Lime Butter Sauce: 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 cup freshly squeezed ...More >>
    Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Over Lime Butter Sauced Pasta Total Cooking: 10 minutes Servings: 4 Ingredients: 6 slices Smithfield bacon, cut in half 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/8 tsp garlic powder 1 pound linguini pasta, cooked al dente and kept hot 1 stick unsalted butter 2 garlic cloves, minced Zest of one lime 1 tsp black pepper 12 toothpicks 12 Jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 tbsp water 1/4 tsp brown sugar Lime Butter Sauce: 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 cup freshly squeezed ...More >>
  • July 21 Recipe

    July 21 Recipe

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:53:13 GMT
    Salsa Senorita Stuffed Poblano Peppers Ingredients · 6 poblano peppers · 2 ears of shucked corn · 2 cups chopped seeded tomatoes · 1 cup Mexican rice (see recipe below) · ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro · 2 tablespoons pine nuts · 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice · ¼ teaspoon salt · 3 garlic cloves, minced · 3 oz Monterey Jack Cheese · 2 oz queso fresco · Salsa Senorita – any variety Directions: Lightly spray poblano peppers and corn with cooking spray and place on grill rack (can also be done i...More >>
    Salsa Senorita Stuffed Poblano Peppers Ingredients · 6 poblano peppers · 2 ears of shucked corn · 2 cups chopped seeded tomatoes · 1 cup Mexican rice (see recipe below) · ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro · 2 tablespoons pine nuts · 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice · ¼ teaspoon salt · 3 garlic cloves, minced · 3 oz Monterey Jack Cheese · 2 oz queso fresco · Salsa Senorita – any variety Directions: Lightly spray poblano peppers and corn with cooking spray and place on grill rack (can also be done i...More >>
  • July 18 Recipe

    July 18 Recipe

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:51:58 GMT
    Bellinis Seafood "Paella" Yield:Makes 6 to 8 (side-dish or 4 main-course) Ingredients · 5 1/2 cups (or more) chicken broth · 2 tablespoons butter, divided · 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil · 1/2 cup finely chopped shallots · 8 baby artichokes, trimmed, halved · 1 1/2 cups arborio rice (about 10 ounces) · 1/2 cup dry white wine · 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese Preparation Bring broth to simmer in saucepan.Remove from heat. Cover; keep warm. Melt 1 tablespoon butter with oil in he...More >>
    Bellinis Seafood "Paella" Yield:Makes 6 to 8 (side-dish or 4 main-course) Ingredients · 5 1/2 cups (or more) chicken broth · 2 tablespoons butter, divided · 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil · 1/2 cup finely chopped shallots · 8 baby artichokes, trimmed, halved · 1 1/2 cups arborio rice (about 10 ounces) · 1/2 cup dry white wine · 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese Preparation Bring broth to simmer in saucepan.Remove from heat. Cover; keep warm. Melt 1 tablespoon butter with oil in he...More >>