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The staff at each of the Public Libraries in Jefferson County is excited to offer a variety of different opportunities for all ages. No matter where you live in Jefferson County, your local library is planning exciting activities for children, and often teens and adults, as well. There will be hands-on programs such [Read More]
Mary Michaels, 3rd place finisher; Matt Fondren, 1st place finisher; Matt Lindenberg, GCC President and founder; and Jacob Jones, 2nd place finisher in front of the Birmingham Zoo’s rhinos. Around 500 people came out Saturday morning for the Birmingham Zoo’s annual ZooRun. Every three years the AAZK (American Association of [Read More]
America’s First Federal Credit Union will provide popcorn, Birmingham Coca-Cola will sample the latest Coca-Cola products, Top Golf will provide a kid’s activity and ARC Realty will hold its paver reveal. NEW! We’ve added the Boost Kids Fun Run that will take place at the new Kiwanis Vulcan Trial between 12 [Read More]
Nicholas Carlisle of Hoover, an eighth-grader at Berry Middle School, will be presented with an engraved bronze medallion to recognize his selection as a Distinguished Finalist for Alabama in the 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Nicholas worked with a national charity to sell more than 600 wreaths for the [Read More]
“The Great Give” is an online fundraising campaign that will kick-off Tuesday, May 8 & Wednesday, May 9 benefitting the Public Libraries in Jefferson County as the library cooperative celebrates its 40th anniversary. In 1978, the Jefferson County Library Cooperative was established to link all locally-funded city libraries in the [Read More]
Prince of Peace Catholic School inducted 33 middle school students into the National Junior Honor Society on April 6, 2018, bringing the total membership up to 68 in grades six through eight. This outstanding group of students have all maintained a GPA of 3.5 or above, while also demonstrating leadership [Read More]
Photo courtesy of Kristi Mehes. Going on a cruise with kids, parents and grandparents is a great way to spend quality time together without getting on each other’s nerves. Here’s why a cruise is a great option for a multi-generational family vacation. It Makes Paying Easy Traveling with other people, [Read More]
I’m sure you have seen dogs wearing vests in places you would not expect to see dogs. If it was in a nursing home or a hospital, the dog could have been a therapy dog, just there to visit residents and patients for a few hours. However, if you see [Read More]
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: their child gets separated from them, or even worse, the fear their child has been kidnapped. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, roughly 2,000 children are reported missing every day. For almost 20 years now, Operation Kidsafe has worked to prepare [Read More]
Mothers, a tireless beacon of love and support, were given the second Sunday in May as a special day of recognition by Congress in 1914. This year, it falls on May 13th. Since then, we have celebrated mothers for their strength, persistence and unconditional love. Families have different needs, challenges and circumstances and [Read More]