Archive for November, 2013


B-There! Christmas Tree Lighting | B’ham Boys Choir | Southern Fried Chanukah

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

11/27-12/3/13: These joyful events invite you to spend time with the ones you are most thankful for: your friends and family. Happy Thanksgiving from the B-Metro team!

B-There! Market Noel | Iron Bowl Parties | Fall FestivAle

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

11/20-11/26/13: Whether you cheer “Roll Tide!” or “War Eagle!” get ready to score a touchdown with some creative, football-themed fundraisers.

Little Sexpot | Let Them Eat Cake | Crash Course Dinner Menu

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Little Sexpot Dear Micah, Big big worries here.  Mom-sized worries.  Okay so my daughter Lannie was sort of the smartish girl in middle school.  I’d describe her as bookish.  She’s a lot like the youngest daughter on Modern Family.  Our problem began when school started back.  She’s in a whole new school  (we moved) and… Read More

A Surgeon’s Legacy

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Every doctor has a story. A story peppered with specific moments—some powerful, some seemingly insignificant—that ultimately drive a doctor towards his chosen medical field. Says Dr. James C. Grotting, renowned plastic surgeon and founder of his private practice here in Birmingham, “My story is perhaps a little bit different.”

B-There! Holiday Block Party | Festival of Trees | Christmas Bazaar

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

11/13-11/19/13: Bundle up for several local festivities that welcome the approaching holiday season to Birmingham!

B-There! Fine Crafts Show | Caring Thru Color | Veterans Day

Friday, November 8th, 2013

11/6-11/12/13: From art shows, to theatre shows, to trunk shows, get your arts & culture kick this week in the city. Pus, Birmingham is the birthplace of Veterans Day–we’re sharing events that honor those who have served our country.

Healthcare Reform

Monday, November 4th, 2013

It was my third visit to the lab in as many days. I was still reeling from my recent breast cancer diagnosis, and though the blood draws were now familiar, I was unsure of what to tell her. All I knew was that I had just taken off more time from work and from life, to make yet another co-pay to another doctor for the same set of lab work that I knew would be known in the industry as medically unnecessary.

Something is Brewing in Birmingham

Monday, November 4th, 2013

It is early in the morning on a steamy August Saturday. Richard Force and Jonathan Hay are in the process of heating their strikewater. “We heat the water to a constant temperature of 160 to 165 degrees,” Force explains. “When we mix in our grains, we will have a mash, and from there, we will be able to extract the sugars that will form the basis of our beer.”

The Chair of Innovation

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Dr. Will Ferniany, CEO of the UAB Health System, had an idea. “Well, actually I didn’t have an idea,” he pauses, “but I saw a need.” That need revolved around transporting patients within a hospital system with a tool that was not really meant for the job.

When the Storm Passes

Friday, November 1st, 2013

“You are not defined by your circumstances or adversity. You are defined by how you respond to them.” If there is one thing that defines the belief system underpinning the world of former Crimson Tide and now NFL rookie long snapper Carson Tinker, it is that statement.

A Tale of Two Fathers

Friday, November 1st, 2013

When Sept. 12, 1944, dawned in Birmingham, Elzie Emens was still adjusting to motherhood. Elzie’s first child, a daughter named Betty, had been born a few weeks before in the front bedroom of her mother’s West End home, and she needed plenty of nursing, clean cloth diapers, and midnight TLC.