All posts by: gina2

Helen Restaurant in Birmingham

October 25, 2020

Converting an older building into a restaurant can make dining out more memorable. According to Food Fanatics magazine, “Nothing makes a first impression like an historic building.” A great example is Helen Restaurant, housed in what was originally the... Read more

Brand Identity for River Region Trails

September 30, 2020

Trails have long been part of America’s landscape and no longer limited to forests, mountains and prairies. Montgomery joins the many municipalities discovering the benefits of having trails close to home. A new project under way in the Capital... Read more

Park(ing) Day in Birmingham

September 30, 2020

“The vast majority of outdoor urban space is dedicated to the private vehicle, while only a fraction of that land is allocated to open space for people.” Among the most innovative ways to turn hardscape into green space originated... Read more

Camp Winnataska Gets New Cabins and Bath House

August 18, 2020

Camp Winnataska – a nonprofit, faith-based summer camp east of Birmingham in St. Clair County – has been providing boys and girls with memorable experiences since 1918. Today’s campers and future generations are sure to enjoy the new cabins... Read more

Montgomery’s Rotary Park Upgrades

August 18, 2020

Transforming a derelict piece of land into a place that everyone can enjoy is what good urban planning is all about. That’s what’s happened to Rotary Park in downtown Montgomery that gets better with each new phase. Work began... Read more

Historic Columbiana Building Under Renovation

August 18, 2020

One of Columbiana’s earliest buildings is being repurposed into something new – for use as a restaurant, bar and event space. Constructed in the early 1800s, the two-story downtown building was originally used as a mercantile business on the... Read more