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Some suggestions for the first part of this week

The Ramblings computer decided to do what it always does after an upgrade – it wouldn’t boot properly. So most of the things I wanted to post about today are locked away until I figure out how to get my new hard drive to serve as the location for Windows XP without losing whatever I have on drive C. In the meantime, we’ll post some things to do for the first part of the week.


We recently posted about the meetings being held today and tomorrow to discuss a proposal supported by Progress 280 to build elevated lanes along one of the busiest roads in the state. The Birmingham News article from yesterday’s paper we link to explains what the goals of the meetings are. It also explains how they plan on doing the presentations. They will deal with one portion of the 10 mile bridge each day at the Birmingham Marriott Hotel, 3590 Grandview Parkway, between 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. each day.

We hope that as many people as possible use this opportunity to look at what’s going on in our region and voice your opinion on a project that will greatly affect how we deal with traffic congestion for some time to come.

Meetings Monday, Tuesday to discuss elevated highway, The Birmingham News, 8.27.2006

… and Tuesday

Remember the people of Katrina

Click on the badge with the red type in the sidebar to learn more about “Happy Hour for a Cause” on the 29th. WorkPlay Bar will be open for business as we collect goods and monetary donations for Katrina survivors. If you’re looking for other ways to help others still affected by Katrina or for other activities taking place on that day Keep on reading.

Share our Strength’s Restaurant for Relief 2 – The link will take you to the list of local restaurants taking part in this nationwide event benefiting Gulf Coast recovery efforts. Click here to read more about other efforts being taken by SOS and about some sobering facts about the recovery effort so far.

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute will have a town hall meeting on Tuesday evening at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church entitled, “Katrina, One Year Later….A Town Hall Meeting”, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

There’s also an ecumenical service being held Tuesday afternoon. Click here to view a previous post about this event.

If you know of anything else going on in town, please post a comment and let us know about it. We’ll also post some examples of things being done elsewhere this evening.

Silvertron’s neon glow returns to Forest Park this week

According to the current copy of Black and White, one that also contains your trusty guide to next week’s Artwalk, The Silvertron Café will be reopening on the 29th. There are plenty of people that will be excited for the return of this local favorite. We’re hopeful that the crowds are a plenty for them in the coming weeks.


This is the last day for the Park Place Farmer’s Market in Linn Park. If you have a chance, go and check it out.

Enjoy the day.


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