Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for October 23, 2013:
ZOO CREW- Mickey visited with Cindy Pinger from the Birmigham Zoo this morning to learn about the new baby ostrich and fall activites. For more information, visit birminghamzoo.com.
JEH JEH LIVE- Jeh Jeh was live this morning from Linn Park to talk about electronics recycling day. In honor of Keep America Beautiful's annual Great American Clean-up campaign, the Keep Birmingham Beautiful Commission is hosting an event to allow citizens to recycle their Electronic Waste for free. It runs today from 6am until 2pm at Linn Park on Short 20th Street. Accepted items include personal computers, televisions, monitors, LCD TVs, flat screen monitors, VCRs, radios, stereos, DVD players, microwaves, power supplies, rechargeable batteries, vacuums, banking equipment, telephones, pagers, networking equipment, laptops, keyboards, mice, power cables, non-hazardous medical equipment, printers, copy machines, servers, hubs, ink & toner cartridges, remotes, modems, projectors, cameras, VHS tapes. Unaccepted items include refrigerators, washers, clothing dryers, dishwashers, mercury containing devices (thermometers, fire alarms), hazardous chemicals/materials, light bulbs, florescent bulbs, biowaste.
BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL CONCERT- Not only will there be plenty of football this weekend in Birmingham there will be lots of music as well. Lashunda Scales, council woman for Birmingham District 2 joined us this morning to talk about the city music festival this Saturday. Ceremonial Swearing-In is this thursday, October 24th. The reception starts at 5pm and the event takes place at 6pm. It will be located at the Alabama Theatre-1817 3rd Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama 35203. The 50th anniversary music festival is Saturday, October 26th starting at 6pm at RailRoad Park-1600 1st Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35203.
DIRECT SALES DEBATE- Misti Bartlett joined us this morning via skype. She is a mom from Morries, Alabama. She's an independent distributor and she will be one of 100-people speaking at the DSA Summit. New legislation is being proposed in Washington, that some see as an attack on direct sales agents many of whom are women trying to work out of their homes. This week, a direct sales summit is taking place on capital hill as agents meet with members of congress to pre-emptively
CLARE LIVE- Clare was live this morning outside Legion Field Stadium talking about R-V parking for the Magic City Classic this weekend.
GARDENING- What's going on at Aldridge Gardens these days? Tynette Lynch, CEO of Aldridge Gardens joined us this morning with all the details. A special Thanksgiving to Remember is November 6th from 9:30 to 11:30am. For members irs $30 and for non members its 11:30am. Pre-registration is suggested. Spend a morning with designer Carol Harris of Lillie's Flowers. Carol will show us how to pull from our personal collections to create beautiful tables for fall and the Thanksgiving season. We will learn how to mix new "finds" with treasured family pieces when planning our fall-themed table setting. Learn how to use local Alabama treasures in the landscape to craft rich, fall-hued centerpieces. Bring a dinner plate in your favorite china pattern for Carol's suggestions for your Thanksgiving table. Carol will also decorate our Gardens' front door to demonstrate how to welcome guests to our homes for Thanksgiving weekend. Fresh flower arranging and container selection will also be covered, as well as unique place card ideas. Bring your camera. Light refreshments will be served. You will receive a discount in our Roots Gift Shop on the day of class. Register at aldridgegardens.com or call 205.682.8019. For more information, call (205) 682-8019 or visit www.aldridgegardens.com
ASK THE PET DOCTOR- Dr. Jerome Williams from Red Mountain Animal Clinic joined us to take viewer questions about their pets. For more information, call (205) 326-8080 or visit redmountainanimalclinic.com
NEIGHBORHOOD APP- Neighborhood watches can be quite effective in fighting crime, but how many of us really know our neighbors? There is a better way to use social media and modern technology to help neighborhood's become better connected. David Patton a resident of Lakeshore Estates joined us this morning to talk about an app created by nextdoor.com that according to the company is now being utilized by 22 neighborhoods in Birmingham. For more on this app you can check out nextdoor.com.
4 EASY FALL FIX UPS- Want to save money on home repairs? Leah Ingram talked to us this morning about four easy fall fix ups. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure - the old cliché applies to your home as much as it does to your person. Preparing early for winter can prevent potential problems - and save you some cold, hard cash.
According to a recent Harris Interactive survey commissioned by HomeAdvisor, more than half of homeowners complete their fall projects in October when the weather is still mild enough to tolerate. But what about the other half? Well, they say they just aren't sure what fall maintenance should be done. HomeAdvisor is the nation's largest network of screened and rated home care experts and one of the web's premier resources for home improvement, repair and maintenance projects.
Leah discusses the importance of:
· Cleaning The Gutters: According to HomeAdvisor's Cost Guide, the average national cost of cleaning the gutters and downspout is $161. If the project is not completed, the result can be water damage to the foundation and the average cost of repairing a house's foundation is $3,802.
· Winterizing Yard Sprinklers: According to HomeAdvisor's Cost Guide, the average national cost to winterizing a sprinkler system is $78. If the project is not completed, the result can be water damage to the house and the average cost of repairing water damage is $1,685.
· Installing Weather Stripping: According to HomeAdvisor's Cost Guide, the average national cost of installing weather-stripping is $362. If weather stripping is not installed, a homeowner spends on average, an extra $220 per year in energy costs.
· Servicing Your Furnace: According to HomeAdvisor's Cost Guide, the average national cost of servicing/repairing a furnace is $342 and the average national cost of replacing/installing a furnace is $4,309.
Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama learn how you can shop, save, and share, also the Annual Jewish Food Festival is coming up in a few weeks join us as a chef talks about the great food being cooked and shared. The Greater Birmingham Humans Society will be in our studio to introduce us to a pet that is looking for a forever home. Please join us for all this and more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama.
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