A Sylvan Lake man walking home on Wednesday, December 23 from a downtown Birmingham bar allegedly stumbled into the wrong house when trying to find his mother’s home, Birmingham police said. Birmingham police responded about 10:56 p.m. to the 1600 block of Washington Boulevard on a report of a stranger trying to enter a home in the area. The man was unable to enter the home, left the area and headed north on Washington. Police said the man, 21, was located nearby, and said he
A 61-year-old Birmingham man was bitten by a dog while walking in the 400 block of Vinewood on Saturday, December 19, police said. Birmingham police responded about 10:39 a.m. to the area where the victim said a dog ran out the front of a nearby residence and bit him on the leg. The man had two puncture marks and bruising from the bite. Police said the dog’s owner was very apologetic and advised the canine was up to date on all its vaccinations and registered with the city, w
The first issue of a new year is certainly an appropriate time to give a status report to the community on Downtown newsmagazine and what we see for the coming year. It goes without saying that 2020 has been a year of challenges for everyone in the general community. In the case of those who work to bring you Downtown newsmagazine each month, we were able to weather this past year with the support of the business community that pushed ahead against all odds and continued adve
“I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more serious task of wise distribution.” - Andrew Carnegie, Philanthropist On January 1, 2018, The Community House Association’s Board of Directors announced the creation of a new and separate entity; The Community House Foundation to act as a supporting organization to The Community House Association. This was a transformational announcement. With this historic announcement we learned that the mission of the new Commu
After being a Birmingham institution for 46 years, Sebastian Deledda quietly closed the doors of Tiger Shoe Repair, 129 E. Maple Road, for the last time at the end of December. It’s a retirement he wasn’t exactly planning, but one he is embracing after he lost his lease. Deledda said the downtown Birmingham institution didn’t actually have a lease – and only discovered that after his former landlord, Bill Wetsman, sold the building to his new landlord, Ron Boji of Boji Group.