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Summer Reading at the Public Libraries in Jefferson County

Published: 05/23/18
By: Courtesy of the Jefferson County Library Cooperative
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]

The Birmingham Zoo’s Annual ZooRun was a Roaring Success

Published: 05/17/18
By: Courtesy of Global Conservation Corps
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]

Vulcan Celebrates His 114th Birthday on June 3rd; Boost Kids Fun Run Added to This Year’s Event!

Published: 05/16/18
By: Courtesy of Vulcan Park and Museum
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]

Hoover Student Was Recently Honored For Outstanding Volunteer Service at Award Presentation

Published: 05/16/18
By: Courtesy of Prudential Financial
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” Fundraiser to Support Local Libraries

Published: 05/07/18
By: Courtesy of the Jefferson County Library Cooperative
“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]

Why You Should Take A Multi-Generational Cruise This Year

Published: 05/04/18
By: By Kristi Mehes
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]

Keeping Kids Safe

Published: 05/01/18
By: Paige Townley
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]

A Dozen Fascinating Facts About Motherhood

Published: 05/01/18
By: Pam Molnar
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]
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