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Kickball brightens up the day, New conductors and the latest on the News

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Given yesterday’s dreary feeling, I figured I’d post a picture or two from Sunday’s kickball game in Avondale Park. A large group gathered to play and it looks like it will indeed be a monthly event that can only grow. The Birmingham Kickball MySpace page should have additional information about events as they become available; otherwise, just get ready for October’s game!

This evening I will post images of the game to both online photo groups. Until then, you can always go back and take a look at the Labor Day Random Shot to brighten your day.

This evening becomes a fairly busy one, as is often the case in town nowadays. The First Chair group will be having an event starting at 7:30 p.m. at WorkPlay, providing attendees with an opportunity to meet the Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s new conductor, Justin Brown “…in a hipster atmosphere.” There will be music at the bar and in the theatre. While I hope that my body can make it there this evening, I’m not promising anything right now. Click here if you want to learn more about this exciting group. The PARCA Roundtable will be listening to Dalton Smith, the new executive director of Region 2020 talk about current projects for the organization; anyone interested in attending as a guest of mine, please contact me via e-mail.

This evening may also become an interesting evening for discussions, as the Design Review Committee will once again take up the issue of plans by the Birmingham News for their old building site this morning. As posted last month, the vote was delayed until the entire committee could be present to hear the case since it is one that appears to be quite passionate.

Enjoy the day,

Cheers.

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2 comments
Dystopos
Dystopos

The petition for the committee's approval was denied. This opens a 6 month window before the News can get a permit. The penalty for carrying out demolition without a permit is pretty minimal, but I would expect the News to sue for a permit rather than violate the law if they were in a real hurry. More likely is that other parties will be able to use the 6 months to make alternate proposals for re-using the structure. Imaginative ideas are great, but what is really needed is for someone with a lot of love for the building and a lot of cash to come to its rescue.

Dystopos
Dystopos

The petition for the committee's approval was denied. This opens a 6 month window before the News can get a permit. The penalty for carrying out demolition without a permit is pretty minimal, but I would expect the News to sue for a permit rather than violate the law if they were in a real hurry. More likely is that other parties will be able to use the 6 months to make alternate proposals for re-using the structure. Imaginative ideas are great, but what is really needed is for someone with a lot of love for the building and a lot of cash to come to its rescue.