Today's picture is from Laurie Lively. She was able to snap a shot after they but the letters on the new High School. Also I published yesterday blog a little late so if you missed it then it is here: LINK
Helena Events Calendar
Friday March 7th
6pm-9pm First Friday Celebration in Old Town Helena (more below)
9pm Greg Shirley performs at Papa Saia Grill
9pm Atomic Radio performs at Rios
Saturday March 8th
9am-4pm Train and Rail show at First Baptist in Helena. See poster below
8:30pm Momma b Karaoke at Rio's
9pm Jason Mayo performs at Papa Saia's Grill
Also Monday the Helena Community Garden will be meeting at the Senior Center at 6pm
First Friday Helena
Tonight from 6pm-9pm there will be a celebration in Old Town Helena called First Fridays. The event is organized by the business owner Kim McCoy who owns Tougie Baby. This Friday’s has a Western theme. They will have vendors and food trucks and their First Annual Chili Cook Off. The chili with the most donations in its jar wins the event. The donations will benefit Camp Fire Alabama. Several Old Town businesses are staying open late including the Helena Museum where you can see Helena History.
Camp Fire Alabama.
I stopped by the Helena visitor center in the red caboose and saw "Major" Ron Holly with tourist from China. They live just outside Beijing, but they came to explore the US wanted to see an authentic southern town in Alabama. Ron gave them the grand tour.
Next they will be seeing the other attractions of the United States like New York but we kicked off the trip for them. Ron doesn't get paid to work the caboose, he volunteers for love of Helena but he was surprised when they gave him 10 yuan. It coverts to 1.5 US but Ron was too gracious of a host to refuse. Ron, said he would keep it as a souvenir of the experience.
The Coal Yard in Old Town posted sneak peek into their soon to be open restaurant. The lights are on and the are moving toward an opening. I had a chance to speak with Tim Robinson who will be working there. "The Coal Yard is located in the building once occupied by La Reunion, adjacent to the Ice and Coal Art Gallery in Old Town Helena. The Coal Yard is a restaurant (open for morning coffee through dinner), bar, and live music venue". I cant wait to hear a grand opening date. Both business are famous for being used in Hollywood movies.
Health Inspector in Helena
Penhale Park Concession Stand; Highway 58, P. O. Box 613; Helena; 02/21/14; 98.
Joe Tucker Park; 230 Tucker Road; Helena; 02/21/14; 98.
Walmart Market #4189; Deli 335 Helena Marketplace; Helena; 02/20/14; 98.
Publix #841 Deli; 1944 Montgomery Highway; Hoover; 02/20/14; 99.
Helena Sports Complex; 816 Hwy. 52 East; Helena; 02/21/14; 99.
Walmart Market; #4189 Bakery 335 Helena Marketplace; Helena; 02/20/14; 99.
Walmart Market #4189 Produce; 335 Helena Marketplace; Helena; 02/20/14; 95
Walmart Market #4189 Market; 335 Helena Market Place; Helena; 02/20/14; 99.
- See more at: LINK
Helena Police Report
-Unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle from the 1400 block of Secretariat Drive, Helena (residence/home). Stolen were a Tampa General Hospital black and blue backpack valued at $5, a green umbrella valued at $5, a nursing textbook valued at $50, a wallet containing Social Security card and Alabama driver’s license valued at $100, three credit cards valued at $25 and eight medical certificates including Alabama RN license.
-Harassment from the 7200 block of Wyndham Parkway, Helena (restaurant).
-Civil dispute from the 1900 block of Galant Fox Drive, Helena (residence/home). Stolen were an air conditioner valued at $2,300, a dishwasher valued at $600, a stove valued at $750, copper wiring valued at $350 and dry wall valued at $350.
-Warrant arrest from the Jefferson County Jail, Birmingham (jail/prison).
-Identity theft from the 4900 block of Cox Cove, Helena.
-Harassing communications from the 1700 block of Native Dancer Circle, Helena (residence/home).
-Domestic incident from the 210 block of 1st Avenue West, Maylene (residence/home).
-Warrant arrest from Homewood Police Dept., Homewood (jail/prison).
-Failure to appear from the Hueytown City Jail, Hueytown (jail/prison).
-Theft of property I from the 7400 block of Glenn Gate Way, Helena (residence/home). Stolen were a men’s Tag Heuer watch silver with white face valued at $3,000, miscellaneous costume jewelry valued at $800, a white gold with aqua marine stone and diamonds valued at $1,500, a Louis Vuitton purse valued at $1,250 and medication valued at $200.
-Driving under the influence from Exxon parking lot, Helena (parking lot/garage).
-Warrant arrest from CR-17 at Fox Valley Shell Station, Helena (service/gas station).
-Information only from the 2000 block of Highway 58, Helena (highway/street).
-Domestic incident from CR-91 at Bienville Street, Helena (highway/street).
-Identity theft from the 500 block of Falls Creek Drive, Helena (residence/home).
-Found property from the area of CR-58, Helena (service/gas station). Recovered was a lizard skin style pocketbook containing various personal papers valued at $30.
-Domestic violence III from the 2100 block of Old Cahaba Place, Helena (residence/home).
-Theft of property I from the 100 block of Riverridge Drive, Helena (residence/home). Stolen was $3,008.52 in U.S. currency.
-Obstructing governmental operations and disorderly conduct from Highway 261 at Alabama Telco Credit Union, Helena (highway/street).
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