Filed under: 2006 Elections, AL, Alabama Politics, Birmingham Alabama, Birmingham, AL, Blogging, britebluedot, Catalyst, Cities, city stages, Civic Engagement, civic/service organizations, Commentary, cultural institutions, The Year in Review
With election time drawing near the blog took an uncharacteristic turn from time to time at the current political climate in Birmingham, Alabama. This meant looking at just how large the blue dot was becoming (if it was) as well as the results of the debates for the 2006 election cycle at the end of the month. One could draw from the votes in November that either everybody watched the debates, or nobody did.
Despite the loss of the Jaycees haunted house before the haunting season even began, the region enjoyed the it’s usual array of spooking and scaring. We did see what many believed to be a specter come to life as a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Railroad Reservation Park downtown.
Some things deserve some fanfare and stay under the radar screen on purpose. This post talking about a Thanksgiving present that truly captures what we’ve turned this holiday into. This one talks of why the pride we should have in our local cultural institutions should be greater than it currently is. And every once in a while it’s nice to know about some of the other festivals that take place around the city, such as this post on the Harambee Festival. One final one was the post that followed the first ever meeting of the Civic Organization Roundtable. I’m hopeful now that most of the personal issues are dealt with, we will see some progress from this group in the beginning of the new year.
Two more months to go.
The Year in Review: January and a little December ‘05 too
The Year in Review: February 2006
The Year in Review: March 2006
The Year in Review: April 2006
The Year in Review: May 2006
The Year in Review: June 2006
The Year in Review: July 2006
The Year in Review: August 2006
The Year in Review: September 2006
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