Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sterne Agee LJCC "mini tri" May 31st - great opportunity for all ages and skill levels!

Sterne Agee LJCC Triathalon
3960 Montclair Road
May 31st

For those athletes who have wanted to try a triathlon - or those who don't miss a chance to compete in one - we encourage you to sign-up for the first annual Sterne Agee LJCC Triathlon we're hosting Memorial Day Monday, May 31st.

The event will be considered a "mini tri" and it's ideal for those of all ages as well as athletic skill levels. Entrants will swim 200 yards in our outdoor pool, cycle either five miles off-road on the trails behind the Center or eight-miles on the streets in this area, and end with a two-mile run. Individuals can enter or you can sign up to be on a team.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Mountain Brook resident was one of the vintage car racers in the Legends of Motorsports event

Dr. Jim Roberts of Mountain Brook is no stranger to fast cars.  He actually drove one in the Legends of Motorsports event at Barber Motorpark this past weekend.  Click HERE  for the complete story in the Brmingham News.

Jim Roberts understands the two rules of vintage racing

By Doug Demmons - The Birmingham News

May 23, 2010, 8:01AM
Dr. Jim Roberts, left, gets ready to go out for his qualifying race on Saturday. (The Birmingham News / Doug Demmons)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

It's going to be a PARTY - RAIN OR SHINE! Look what's going on! Lots to win!

Merchant events!

more information on parking and event schedule by clicking here!

Thank you to all our Mountain Brook merchants for their enthusiastic response to this event!

  • Amano's - will feature a special food event under the tent, is having a special sale, and will serve wine and beer
  • Avo's & Dram - Dips and Tacos! Mint Julep Bar, full bar, country ham sliders, Dram burgers
  • Barton Clay – Will have a drawing for a Rolex watch, will be giving away bottled water, and Rolex hats **
  • Benchmark Food and Beverage Concessionaires – beer, wine, and cocktail stations throughout the village
  • Beverly Ruff Antiques and Linens & ANTIQUITIES – Open until 8:00, Light Refreshments
  • Billy's Bar & Grill - will serve up favorites including Billy's chidken sandwiches, hamburgers, and water and soda will be available
  • Bromberg’s  – Open  House: Extended hours until 8:00pm, Register to win a piece of Jewelry,Register to win tickets provided by Zoom for the weekend events at Barbers, light food and beverage will be provided for customers
  • Chappy’s Deli  – Drinks, sandwiches, salads and desserts
  • Charlotte Woodson Antiques -  20% discount on all purchases.  Open until 8PM.  Light refreshments!
  • The Cook Store – The Cook Store, Dyron’s Low Country and Village Wine Market will be serving food, wine and lots of shopping.
  • Christine's – All picture frames 15% off!  A drawing for bath products worth up to $100 will be held inside the store.  Open until 8:00 pm
  • The Dande Lion – Light Refreshments and extended hours until 8:00pm. Special drawings for Byers Choice Carolers, placemats, wineglasses, Auburn and Alabama school items.
  • Dram & AVO – Mint Julep Bar, Cocktail, Wine and Beer Bar, Country Ham Sliders, Dram Burgers, AVO Dips and Tacos
  • Etc - Extended hours with refreshments and a drawing for a piece of jewelry!
  • LAH Realty – LAH Realty will be offering complimentary bags of hot fresh peanuts with opportunities to discuss what makes Birmingham special
  • Leaf N Petal - Drawing for a mixed outdoor container at 7:45  and you do not have to be present to win.  Tent outside with free water and plant info!
  • The Lingerie Shoppe – Pajama Party! At the Lingerie Shoppe. We will have a drawing for a pair of pajamas of the winner’s choice. We will serve popcorn and water and soft drinks. Party starts at 3:00pm and the drawing will be at 8:00pm.
  • Lulie’s on Cahaba – Lulie’s will have extended hours until8:00pmanda sales rack on the street with clothing at least 50% off. Discounts available from 10% – 30% off depending on the “hotwheel” you pick.  Friday and Saturday Anna Balkan will be in the store with her semiprecious jewelry line from 11:00am -  6:00pm, 15% discount off any purchases of hers, trunk show starts Thursday.
    Marguerite’s Conceits – Special event sale and extended hours until 8:00pm. Refreshments served.
  • Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce - Come to the Chamber booth located next to the main stage to register for $25.00 gift cards for Mountain Brook drawn every hour, also purchase a visitor guide for $25.00 and receive a complimentary ticket to be entered in a drawing for a Submariner Rolex Watch. Drawing held at Barton-Clay at 7:30pm
  • Mountain Brook Creamery - will be serving drinks and snow cones outside and a drawing for a gift certificate for a full sheet ice cream cake at 8:00pm. Extended hours from 11:00am – 11:00pm
  • Mulberry Heights Antiques – Black Tie" event at our shop!  We will be serving wine and hors d'oeuvres. Our new EMYO paintings are in!
  • Paige Albright Orientals – Open 'til 8:00pm.  Refreshments and door prizes!
  • RealtySouth/Brook Manor/Thornton Homes – Local motor clubs displayed in vacant lots.
  • Ruby Ansley Interiors, Inc. – Open house with refreshments
  • Slade Blackwell - will be providing on-site photos with same-day postcards of the event
  • Swank – Extended hours until 8:00pm and special sale event
  • Table Matters – Fortunata trunk show, Haute Hostess Aprons trunk show
  • Village Sportswear/Marella – 10% off every purchase from 5- 8pm, Reusable totes given for every purchase, Special sale racks – Have to see to believe! $5.00 T-shirt rack.
  • Western Supermarket – Ribeye Cookout featuring ribeye sandwich, chips and drink for $5.00, Coca Cola DJ center with live DJ, Moet Champagne Sale
Mountain Brook guides with complimentary tickets entered into a ROLEX drawing are available NOW at the Chamber office and Barton & Clay Jewelers in Mountain Brook Village.  They will also be available at the Chamber booth next to the stage at the Legends of Motorsports Road Rally, THIS THURSDAY, May 20th.   Guides with complimentary tickets are $25/each.  Winner will be announced at 7:30PM! You do not have to be present to win. Proceeds support the Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce.   A very special thanks to Sperry Snow of Barton & Clay, and  one of the Legends of Motorsports sponsors, ROLEX, for arranging this special drawing!

To purchase a Mountain Brook Guide for $25 (5 for $100) and receive your complimentary ticket to be entered into drawing for a Rolex Submariner Watch to be held on May 20th, 7:30pm, advance drink tickets or for more information please contact The Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce at 205-871-3779 and visit www.welcometomountainbrook.com.

Details of Park and Walk, Shuttles, Event Schedule, and Merchant activities for Legends event TOMORROW!

Please be aware that parking within Mountain Brook Village will be roped off at midnight TONIGHT to make room for the vintage racing cars arriving tomorrow.  Streets will close at noon including Cahaba Road to set up staging and for the safety of pedestrians.

Park and Walk locations include Birmingham Zoo, Botanical Gardens, Shades Valley Presbyterian, and St. Peter's Anglican Church.  Shuttles will be provided from Macy's beginning at 4PM.  Maps of these locations are located at THIS LINK

The merchants in Mountain Brook have planned lots of special events!  For a complete list as well as a schedule of events, please click HERE!

We are expecting lots of out of town visitors!  Let's show them how welcoming Mountain Brook Village can be!    Join us for the activities beginning at 3PM TOMORROW, Thursday, May 20th for the Legends of Motorsports Road Rally!

"Creating a Healthy Lifestyle" - Presentations by The Fitness Center

The Fitness Center will begin doing presentations to organizations, businesses and churches on “Creating a Healthy Lifestyle”.  Our mission is to promote a healthy community by educating people in developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  We will offer presentations on fitness and nutrition or we can do just fitness or just nutrition depending on the group and length of time.  To learn more please contact Beth Nigri, Marketing Director and Co-Owner of The Fitness Center at 205-870-1121 or EMAIL US

Flag Football Registration - May 22nd -MBJH

Saturday May 22
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mountain Brook Junior High School

SUMMER FLAG FOOTBALL (2010-2011 GRADES 2-7) Season will run from Week of July 5th - Week of August 2nd. Games will be played during the week with possible make-up games on the weekend. Grades will be grouped according to participation levels in each grade. Emphasis will be on participation, throwing, and catching. Flag football will be structured so those children participating in other activities could still participate in football. For instance, there would be enough boys on each team to enable boys to miss a game due to other sports activities, camp, lake, beach, vacation, etc.

Fee - $80

Information concerning fall sports & registration dates for fall sports should be on the website by late July or early August.

**Effective September 1, 1994** Programs sponsored by MBA will be offered only to Mountain Brook residents whose children are eligible to attend Mountain Brook schools.

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Anna Balkan Trunk Show at Lulie's on Cahaba Saturday

Spring a Ling a Ding Dong DETAILS! This Saturday, May 22nd!

The 2nd Annual Springalingadingdong Festival will take place on Saturday May 22nd, 2010 from 10 am – 4 pm in English Village in Mountain Brook.

The brainchild of the Continental Bakery & Chez Lulu’s Carole Griffin, Springalingadingdong celebrates the abundance of Spring and the passing of winter, with a comical re-enactment of the beheading of Marie Antoinette and her transformation into the beautiful May Queen.

Highlights include the Springalingadingdong Parade which takes place at 1 pm. The parade features giant twelve-foot puppets, a brass marching band led by Chad Fisher, the Tragic City Rollers (Birmingham’s Roller Derby gals), accordion players, the Erynias Tribe bellydancers, and the Whirlygigs hula hoop troupe. Other highlights include a he-man bread toss in which participants fling 4 ½ pound loaves of sourdough, a hula hoop contest, eating contests, a costume contest, English Village merchant discounts, a free lunch provided by Chez Lulu, a Maypole dance, an open-air market bazaar and a wealth of children’s activities. For more information call 205-870-5584 or visit the website HERE.

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Buy a $25 Mountain Brook Guide and get a complimentary ticket for ROLEX drawing at Legends event!

Mountain Brook guides with complimentary tickets entered into a ROLEX drawing are available NOW at the Chamber office and Barton & Clay Jewelers in Mountain Brook Village.  They will also be available at the Chamber booth next to the stage at the Legends of Motorsports Road Rally, THIS THURSDAY, May 20th.   Guides with complimentary tickets are $25/each.  Winner will be announced at 7:30PM! You do not have to be present to win. Proceeds support the Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce.   A very special thanks to Sperry Snow of Barton & Clay, and  one of the Legends of Motorsports sponsors, ROLEX, for arranging this special drawing!

Friday, May 14, 2010

May 2010 Arrivals at Laura Kathryn in Crestline -> Pictures!

Bottle tops, buttons, and other eye candy from "Crazy Mama's" Treasure chest at Snap Kids Saturday, May 15th

Bottle tops, Baubles, and Buttons

Moms!  Here's an enterprising entrepreneur named Abby, a/k/a Crazy Mom of Crazy Mom Designs, working from her home office, i.e. minivan, with her 'staff' (child labor) sitting on the floor! Sound familiar?  LOTS of creativity comes from this setting.  Visit her treasure chest - bins and bins of necklaces, frames, hair clips, and now decorated flip flops.  SATURDAY ONLY, she will be at Snap Kids in Crestline Village, Mountain Brook's ONLY Tween shop, and you can pour through her treasure chest to add your creative touch to flip flops and more.  Your kids will LOVE YOU!

Can't come by Saturday?  You may be able to catch her in carpool line at triangle park, multi-tasking.  GO MOMS!


*10% of abby's proceeds go to the Birmingham Hospitality Network which helps homeless families get back on their feet

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Real estate AUCTION - Gorgeous Fairhope, AL property - by Granger Thagard, May 27th!

Google Interactive map of Legends Park & Walk Locations

View Legends Park & Walk Locations in a larger map

Baby furniture, clothing and more!

Once Upon a Time is a GREAT place for babies!

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Have you noticed the new wrought iron fence in English Village?

Thank you City Council and Parks and Recreation Board for new wrought iron fence and railing in English Village city parking lot!

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Need herbs? LOTS at Leaf n Petal!

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Unique graduation gift ideas available at THE SCRIBBLER in Crestline!

These and many more ideas for your favorite graduate at The Scribbler in Crestline.  Click on the images to visit their Facebook page!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Did you see this article about Alison Gorrie?

Mountain Brook student 1 of 10 honored nationally for community service work
By William Thornton -- The Birmingham News
May 03, 2010, 1:20PM

Alison Gorrie of Mountain Brook is among 10 students nationally honored by the Prudential Foundation for community service. (The Birmingham News file)

Mountain Brook's Alison Gorrie is one of 10 middle and high school students nationwide to win the Prudential Spirit of Community Award for her volunteer work.

Gorrie, 17, known as Alie B., received the award today in Washington, D.C., for her work organizing "Songs for Sight," a benefit concert last year that raised $420,000 for low-vision research and rehabilitation services at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The concert was Gorrie's brainchild.
(click on link above for complete article and photo)

SO EXCITED about this years' expanded Spring a Ling a Ding Dong! (see poster)

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Twitter Tutorial for New Users

What could the economic impact of The 3/50 Project be on our community?

For more information, please visit their website

Marketing Presentation

Video of Crestline Halloween Parade courtesy of Stephen Wolfe!