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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 >>
  • Talk of Alabama RecipesMore>>

  • July 1 Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Gulf Shrimp Salad

    July 1 Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Gulf Shrimp Salad

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-07-01 18:18:27 GMT
    Appetizer: Bacon Wrapped Gulf Shrimp SaladIngredients2 strips of Bacon cut in half4 Peeled and Deveined Shrimp2 cups mixed lettuce½ cup of cooked Sweet Corn4 Cherry Tomatoes cut in half1 tbsp Feta Cheese3 slices of red onions½ cup of Balsamic vinegar1 tbsp of Olive OilDirections:1. Take bacon and wrap shrimp, sauté bacon wrap shrimp on both sides till golden brown. Set aside2. In a bowl, add corn, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, red onions, and lettuce and mix well3. Toss with balsamic vinegar....More >>
    Appetizer: Bacon Wrapped Gulf Shrimp SaladIngredients2 strips of Bacon cut in half4 Peeled and Deveined Shrimp2 cups mixed lettuce½ cup of cooked Sweet Corn4 Cherry Tomatoes cut in half1 tbsp Feta Cheese3 slices of red onions½ cup of Balsamic vinegar1 tbsp of Olive OilDirections:1. Take bacon and wrap shrimp, sauté bacon wrap shrimp on both sides till golden brown. Set aside2. In a bowl, add corn, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, red onions, and lettuce and mix well3. Toss with balsamic vinegar....More >>
  • Recipe 6-30: Bacon Mushroom Burgers

    Recipe 6-30: Bacon Mushroom Burgers

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-07-01 16:07:20 GMT
    Bacon Mushroom Burgers Makes 10 servings Prep time: 20 minutes Cool time: 30 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes 1 (16-ounce) package thick-cut bacon, divided 2 cups chopped onion 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 (8-ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms 21/2 pounds ground beef 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 10 slices Gouda cheese 10 French rolls, halved lengthwise BBQ Bourbon Aïoli (recipe follows) 1(5-ounce) bag fresh arugula ONE In a large skillet, cook 1/2 package bacon until c...More >>
    Bacon Mushroom Burgers Makes 10 servings Prep time: 20 minutes Cool time: 30 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes 1 (16-ounce) package thick-cut bacon, divided 2 cups chopped onion 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 (8-ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms 21/2 pounds ground beef 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 10 slices Gouda cheese 10 French rolls, halved lengthwise BBQ Bourbon Aïoli (recipe follows) 1(5-ounce) bag fresh arugula ONE In a large skillet, cook 1/2 package bacon until c...More >>
  • Recipe 6-27 Pork Ribs with Sweet BBQ Sauce

    Recipe 6-27 Pork Ribs with Sweet BBQ Sauce

    Friday, June 27 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-06-27 17:11:25 GMT
    Smoking Temperature: 270 to 295 degrees FSmoking Time: 3 to 3 ½ hoursKindling: Hickory Log, quartered1 rack St. Louis-style pork ribs3 ounces Rib Ticklin’ Rib RubSweet Barbecue Sauce (see recipe)Place some kindling and a few pieces of newspaper sprinkled with canola oil inside your firebox and light. Once the flame burns steadily (in about 3 to 4 minutes) add a hickory log and bring the temperature inside your smoker to between 270 and 295 degrees F. (Make sure your thermometer is calibrated)...More >>
    Smoking Temperature: 270 to 295 degrees FSmoking Time: 3 to 3 ½ hoursKindling: Hickory Log, quartered1 rack St. Louis-style pork ribs3 ounces Rib Ticklin’ Rib RubSweet Barbecue Sauce (see recipe)Place some kindling and a few pieces of newspaper sprinkled with canola oil inside your firebox and light. Once the flame burns steadily (in about 3 to 4 minutes) add a hickory log and bring the temperature inside your smoker to between 270 and 295 degrees F. (Make sure your thermometer is calibrated)...More >>