My New Adventure – the Leaf Travels
Dec07

My New Adventure – the Leaf Travels

MY NEW ADVENTURE- the Leaf Travels By Shirley Cate – Heine    Barry and Shirley Cate-Heine I am pumped! I have chosen to pursue a new career! In beginning the process to become a Disney Vacation Planner, I found  that I had many skills and qualifications that would secure me this position.  I am organized, I love Disney World, I  have great people skills and now as a retired publisher I have time to devote to my Disney passion....

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Alabama Heritage Magazine Celebrates!
Aug01

Alabama Heritage Magazine Celebrates!

There is a special edition available of Alabama Heritage magazine. They are celebrating Alabama’s bicentennial in the Summer 2017 issue! Press Release below: “Special Edition Summer 2017 Issue of Alabama Heritage Celebrates Alabama’s Territorial Bicentennial  Contact: Sara Martin, Marketing Director Alabama Heritage (205) 348-7434 | smartin@ua.edu For Immediate Release (July 2017; Tuscaloosa, Ala.)—The Summer 2017 issue of...

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Battle of the Blues Today!
Jul23

Battle of the Blues Today!

This afternoon, at 2PM (with doors opening at 1PM), Iron City will host the Magic City Blues Society Battle of the Blues Band! The winners of this competition will advance to compete in the 34th International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis in January of 2018. The competition is in downtown Birmingham, at a Leaf favorite, Iron City. If you’re looking to have a Sunday Funday filled with amazing music, consider witnessing the...

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See the Newsies!
Jul11

See the Newsies!

If you are in the Birmingham area, be sure to head to the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater at 800 19th Street North, between now and July 30th to see a production of Disney’s Newsies provided by Red Mountain Theater! Ticket prices start at $25 and you can find more information at http://redmountaintheatre.org/our-season/newsies/. This wonderful production would love your support and it’s sure to be a great night. Newsies is a...

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Lessons From Life: Dawg or Dog
May24

Lessons From Life: Dawg or Dog

  She was not beautiful but she was attractive. She was always impeccably groomed. She kept her black hair short and shining clean. She knew how to high-light her large mahogany-brown eyes, and soften her sharp features with powdered cheeks and glossy lips. She maintained perfect posture, holding her body erect and shoulders back. Appearance and style were important to her well-developed ego. None of his family or friends could...

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May 2017 Almanac for Birmingham and Tuscaloosa
May01

May 2017 Almanac for Birmingham and Tuscaloosa

After the Civil War, states in both the North and the South began a tradition of honoring their war dead. It was once called Decoration Day, but later called Memorial Day. The state of Alabama has on its calendar Confederate Memorial Day on the fourth Monday in April as well as National Memorial Day on the last Monday in May. National Memorial Day was at one time on May 30, but in 1968 it was changed to the last Monday in May. This...

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Live Well Alabama
Apr21

Live Well Alabama

Live Well Alabama is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program–Education (SNAP-Ed) initiative developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. The new initiative launched in early 2017 to better reach residents across the state with research-based education. Live Well Alabama, which focuses on nutrition and physical activity, can now easily be found on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. “Our goal is to raise...

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Matt at the Movies – The Lego Batman Movie
Apr15

Matt at the Movies – The Lego Batman Movie

The Lego Batman Movie, much like the original Lego Movie, is a film of gratuitous joy, creativity and craft.  “Everything is awesome” continues to be the mission statement.  Right from the jaw dropping opening sequence, the viewer is pummeled with a Batman showdown with the Joker, as well as an exhaustive array of the caped crusader’s villains, including countless iterations in the franchise. We get vehicles, costumes, accents, plot...

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