Good Day Alabama for March 12, 2014 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for March 12, 2014

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for March 12, 2014:

JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh joined us live from the Gardendale Civic Center which is where the North Arts Council Annual Spring Craft Show will be this weekend. The show runs Friday from 9am until 6pm and Saturday from 9am until 4pm. The Gardendale Civic Center is located at 857 Main Street in Gardendale. Admission and parking is free! There will be over 60 booths of arts and crafts plus door prizes and musical entertainment. And the Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures on Saturday from 9am until 3pm for just $10! For more information, visit http://northartscouncil.webs.com/infodirections.htm.

ASK THE DOCTOR - Dr. Rebecca Miller is an Internal Medicine Physician at St. Vincent's Family Care in Hoover. She took viewer questions about internal medicine topics.

BIG NATE - New York Times bestselling author, Lincoln Peirce is back…Since the series launch, BIG NATE has more than 6 million books in print, over 10 million visits to bignatebooks.com, more than 90 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and 25 foreign language licenses. Now, the series continues with BIG NATE: IN THE ZONE… Lincoln Peirce is a cartoonist/writer and New York Times bestselling author of the hilarious Big Nate book series. Peirce is also the creator of the comic strip Big Nate, that debuted in 1991 and appears in more than 300 newspapers worldwide and online daily at www.gocomics.com, and is featured on the website Poptropica, www.poptropica.com. Since the series launch, BIG NATE has more than 6 million books in print, over 10 million visits to bignatebooks.com, more than 90 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and 25 foreign language licenses. Now, the series continues with BIG NATE: IN THE ZONE, and so far things aren't going well for Nate. Gina is being her usual know-it-all self, Arthur and Jenny are going overboard with PDOs* (Public Displays of Obnoxiousness); worst of all, report cards were sent home. Then, miraculously, Nate's luck takes a turn for the better, and he's in the zone - his band gets to play in the school assembly, and he gets out of detention. He's never had a hot streak like this before.  The question is:  How long will it last?
 

GARDENING - Alabama Cooperative Extension Agent Bethany O'Rear discusses a new research program at UAB that introduces breast cancer survivors to garden therapy. It is called Harvest for Health and pairs breast cancer survivors with master gardeners. UAB provides tools and seedlings, and will either prepare a raised bed in the yard of a survivor's home or provide EarthBoxes® - large gardening containers on wheels - that can be kept on a porch or patio. Master gardeners visit with the survivors twice a month for one year, offering advice, expertise and suggestions, while answering the questions new gardeners have. The study began in Jefferson County, Ala., in August of 2013. Recruiting is now aimed at Shelby, Blount, St. Clair and Walker counties. Eligible participants will be breast cancer survivors from those counties who have completed their primary therapy (e.g., surgery, radiation or chemotherapy) and who do not raise vegetables already. The master gardeners, who have completed a rigorous certification process from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, are all volunteers. The research team believes that Harvest for Health will be both fun and educational, while also motivating survivors to eat better. Preliminary results show improvement in physical function in many participants. The study is funded by a grant from the Women's Breast Health Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham. For more information on how to participate, contact study organizers at 205-996-7367 or harvest4health@uab.edu.

ZOO CREW - Mickey visited with Kat Kleinschmidt from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about Tadpoll the Hippo. For more information, visit birminghamzoo.com.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we check out some Spring Break ideas for your family.... how does affordable, within driving distance, and educational sound to you? A big music event going on this weekend at UAB and we explain how you can enjoy it all! Want to spruce up your kitchen? We show you the latest options in style backsplashes and how simple it is to do it yourself! We introduce you to our Pet of the Week! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama.

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