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Recent Articles by Shilo
Magic City Theatre Festival offers new Alice in Wonderland Adaptation for FREE
Birmingham Children's theatre is kicking off this years magic city theater festival, with a *free* production of Alice in Wonderland.
Published June 6, 2019 at 7:32 PM
Art From the Heart: Event supports local artists with autism
Support local artists with autism at the 30th annual Art from the Heart event
Published June 6, 2019 at 7:12 PM
Summer Day Camp Kick off
The Exceptional Foundation kicks off summer camp aimed at giving students with special needs a traditional day camp experience
Published June 3, 2019 at 4:03 PM
‘It’s not about picnics’: A war widow has a message for Americans on Memorial Day
She lost her husband in Vietnam. Now she has a message for Americans.
Published May 24, 2019 at 7:31 PM
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate! Paramedics warn everyone to be safe in the heat this holiday weekend
What you need to know to stay safe in high heat for the holiday weekend.
Published May 23, 2019 at 4:51 PM
Big Spoon Creamery makes ice cream sensory friendly
Big Spoon Creamery business teams up with local non-profit to offer sensory friendly environment
Published May 22, 2019 at 6:57 PM
New boutique party planning business now open in Birmingham
New Boutique Event Planning business launches in Birmingham area to offer unique and custom birthday parties, bridal and baby showers and more.
Published May 22, 2019 at 11:49 AM
Stop summer slide with library reading programs
Summer reading programs help keep children's minds engaged over the summer, and keep them from loosing knowledge.
Published May 14, 2019 at 2:27 PM
Exceptional Photo Shoot: Homewood Police pose with students from Exceptional Foundation
Homewood police officers show their support for the Exceptional Foundation.
Published May 9, 2019 at 5:47 PM
UAB encourages participation in nationwide medical data study
“All of Us is a research program aimed at generating what’s going to be the largest medical data set in history. The plan is to enroll a million people across the country, reflecting the diversity of the united states.”
Published May 8, 2019 at 5:34 PM
Brewing up Something Good: Wild Roast Café opens on Shades Crest Road
The smell of fresh coffee now fills the air in Bluff Park, and cars fill the parking lot in front of the new Wild Roast Café.
Published May 7, 2019 at 4:01 PM
The Gumball Lottery: Mt. Laurel moms team up to write and illustrate new children’s book
A new children’s book is hitting store shelves.
Published April 26, 2019 at 12:57 PM
What is beauty? Artist delves into modern day definition while raising awareness about Down syndrome
The diagnosis did change her family’s life, but Danielle wants everyone to know that her sister’s life has changed the world.
Published April 26, 2019 at 12:31 PM
UAB Hospital offers new service to help patients find their way
The free app uses Bluetooth technology to offer indoor and outdoor turn-by-turn directions guiding patients from clinics to doctors appointments.
Published April 23, 2019 at 5:43 PM
What do you want to do before you die? New mural in downtown B’ham wants to know
New mural in downtown Birmingham challenges everyone to stop and think about fulfillment and meaning in their lives
Published April 11, 2019 at 9:14 PM
“That’s All Brother;” The plane that led the D-Day invasion stops at Southern Musuem of Flight
It was the plane that led the mission, that changed history. The C-47 that launched the D-Day invasion is now on display at the Southern Museum of Flight, and the pilot, was from Birmingham.
Published April 11, 2019 at 6:21 PM
Living Proof: Saving a stranger’s life through living organ donation
A furniture salesman meets a stranger, who needs a kidney. A few months later, he gives him one of his own.
Published April 11, 2019 at 5:23 PM
Shower Power: Nonprofit starts campaign to give Birmingham homeless a fresh start
A local nonprofit aims to give Birmingham homeless confidence, through cleanliness
Published April 4, 2019 at 6:52 PM
AAA launches new campaign to get Alabamians to put down their phones while behind the wheel
April is distracted driving month and AAA Alabama has a message for all drivers - put down your phone!
Published April 4, 2019 at 6:41 PM
Magic Moment: 12-year-old cancer survivor surprised by classmates
Magic Moments gives a 12 year old cancer survivor and her family the trip of a lifetime, with the help of the 6th graders entire school
Published April 4, 2019 at 6:26 PM
Changing oil, Changing Lives: Express Oil Change and Tire Engineers team up to support Children’s Hospital
Getting your car serviced at Express Oil Change and Tire Engineers will end up in a donation for Children's Hospital of Alabama
Published April 3, 2019 at 4:40 PM
Her daughter has Autism, now she has a message for other parents
Don't Wait. A mother's message about early intervention for children with Autism, and where parents can find resources and help, for free.
Published April 2, 2019 at 6:22 PM
Life lessons through four legged friends: Hand in Paw visits Burkett Center
Special Needs students learning communication skills and more through animal assisted therapy at the Burkett Center
Published March 8, 2019 at 4:30 PM
Help for Tornado Victims: Pet Supplies Plus collecting donations for animals in storm’s path
Helping Paws: Pet Supplies Plus gathering donations for animals impacted by tornadoes in Lee County
Published March 4, 2019 at 5:19 PM
ASFA students tackle serious topics in production of “Fences”
Students at the Alabama School of Fine Arts are delving into deep topics of race, mortality, men and women's roles in society - with their version of the play "Fences."
Published February 22, 2019 at 5:44 PM
Art, Drinks, and Eats: Pepper Place is now officially an ‘entertainment district’
Pepper Place in downtown Birmingham is now officially an entertainment district, and a popular upscale restaurant is moving in.
Published February 22, 2019 at 5:40 PM
Attention Parents: You need to know this about your kids teeth!
Most of us know you need to brush twice a day and floss at least once. But did you know that brushing should start before your first tooth even comes in?
Published February 22, 2019 at 5:31 PM
‘Third Thursday’ celebrates progress and history on Morris Avenue
The cobblestone-lined streets of Morris Avenue North have seen it all.
Published February 21, 2019 at 5:41 PM
Easter Seals opens new holistic community clinic in St. Clair County
Easter Seals opens new community clinic to offer holistic approach to healthcare
Published February 8, 2019 at 5:30 PM
Purple vs. Gold: University of Montevallo Tradition celebrates 100 years
Students celebrate history and tradition with University of Montevallo's 100th college night
Published February 7, 2019 at 6:23 PM
FIRST ALERT: Father’s Day Forecast
PART 1: Charlie Poe and Wes Helms talk about life and the Barons
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Police chase ends with suspects shot in Hueytown
Officer involved shooting after car chase
Thousands come together for Birmingham Heart Walk