Guard cats need a home
No, not my cats, though they’ve been getting quite upset recently about the lack of attention given to them on the blog. That’s when I remind them that they’re almost never mentioned on the blog. They calm down… for a second.
Anyway, Martin and Lewis, the keepers of all things good at Ruffner Mountain Nature Center, are themselves in need of a good new home. Ruffner’s executive director, Kathy Stiles Freeland, would prefer that the felines get to go to the same home if at all possible. For additional information, click here to view a PDF of the essential information, including pictures of both guys. If you’d like to skip the flyer, contact Ruffner Mountain at 833-8264 or contact Kathy directly via e-mail.
Calling all volunteers…
Artwalk is still seeking volunteers for the weekend of September 8 & 9. They need people to serve as artist hospitality, providers of information, and manpower for trolley stop area, performance areas, setup, etc. Please e-mail Robin Spooner and let her know if you are interested in helping out with this incredible event in our City Center.
Ruben & Audiostate 55 in the News
This morning’s Birmingham News includes a story about the Audiostate 55 studios, providing additional information about the programs that will be offered mentioned in yesterday’s post. The more people that learn about it, the better it will be for the community in general.
Woodlawn studio a place to cut demos, build dreams, The Birmingham News, 8.22.2006
Two more things after the jump, including the latest on the former home of the Birmingham News.
My Birmingham… what is it?
I’ve finally started asking for submissions to the My Birmingham series. The series of essays that I hope will be written by some of you, will talk about the present and future status of the Magic City. There are already two entries that in their own right would qualify as My Birmingham guest posts, if I’d thought to ask them first. Here are the links:
They would at least get some additional conversation about what we love and not love so much about the city we live in or what it means to you. This is the post that made me think that such a series was possible. If you’re interested in submitting something for the series, please drop me an e-mail. A bio for those that read it would be nice, a picture would be great; your thoughts are most important.
Historic B’ham News building slated for demolition vote
You read it right; tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. (or more like 8 a.m. by the time the item is called on the agenda), the City of Birmingham’s Design Review Committee will take up the issue of granting a demolition permit to the old home of the News, located at 2200 4th Avenue North. We have posted the new home and the grand old lady as one of our Random Shots of the Week. The new building is one of the most beautiful pieces of new architecture built in this city’s recent history downtown. The unfortunate part of gaining this structure downtown is the idea of losing the 90+ year old building now slowly emptying across the street. I have heard many people raise concerns about the status and fate of the old building. I would suggest that you voice your concern now, rather than lament over its loss later on.
Enjoy the day.