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    Parenting Tips from John Croyle

    John Croyle from Big Oak Ranch offers some advice on spending quality time with your kids.
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    Looking for Summer Vacation Ideas?

    Wilderness at the Smokies offers a little something for the entire family!
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    Instagram Your Favorite Photos of Birmingham

    Instagram Birmingham is hoping you will share your favorite shots with them.
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    Daytime Explores the Birmingham Museum of Art

    Daytime is on the road again! This time exploring the unique historical religious themed exhibits of the renaissance era at the Birmingham Museum of Art.
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    Rising Fashion Star Challenge

    Some middle school students get to showcase their eco-friendly designs thanks to Birmingham Fashion Week. Learn more about the project and Birmingham's Fashion Week in this segment!
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    Play Ball Alabama

    Is your child ready for sports? Play Ball Alabama can help you figure out if your child is physically and emotionally ready!
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    Every Day is an Audition

    Ric Smith, a Communications Director at Auburn University, offers tips on how to make the very best first impression in his new book, "Every Day is an Audition."
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    Who Ate My Blog: A Local Man's journey to weight loss

    Stephen, a Birmingham native blogs about his journey to a healthier lifestyle. He's already lost more than 200 pounds.
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    Help Give Someone an Easter Meal

    You can help give those less fortunate a delicious Easter Meal. Find out how you can support the Jimmie Hale Mission.

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    The State Fair is Coming to Oak Mountain!

    The Oak Mountain State Fairs begins this week on April 17th at the Oak Mountain Amphitheatre. Wendy learns about the exciting things you can experience in the next two weeks!

    http://www.oakmountainstatefair.com/
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    Summer Camp at the Botanical Gardens?

    The Birmingham Botanical Gardens offers a unique, fun and educational opportunity for summer camp.
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    A Simple Way to test for Concussions

    Dr. Larry Lemak and Dr. Jack Schaeffer discuss a new simple test that may help parents of Athletes determine whether their children has a concussion.
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    Six Flags Opens New Water Attraction

    Six Flags over Georgia expands its inside Water Park. Ken learns more about Hurricane Harbor!
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    Spring Fashion and Style

    Gus Mayer gives us a look at what's trending for Spring!
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    Helping your Kids Be Sucessful

    John Croyle from Big Oak Ranch offers some advice for parents when it comes to helping your children make it at life.
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    Local Man shares his weight loss success story

    Rick Taylor lost over 90 pounds using the Medifast Weight Loss System! Find out if it could work for you.
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    Classic Car Show Supports Local Charity

    The 3rd Annual Jim Cox Memorial Car Show features some hot rides and helps to benefit the Traveler's Aid Society of Birmingham.
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    Mens Gymnastics Take Center Stage In Hoover

    A Regional Mens' Gymnastics competition comes to Head over Heels in Hoover!
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    Young People with the Blues

    The Alabama Blues Project is giving students all over Alabama an appreciation for the Blues. 
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    The Botanical Gardens Hosts Their Annual Plant Sale

    Wendy learns more about the newly renovated Conservatory at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and their annual plant sale happening April 11 -13!
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    Protecting Your Child on Social Media

    Tal Prince gives parents some tips on how to stay ahead of technology when it comes to your children and the internet.
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    Big BAMA Burgers in T-Town

    Ken takes a visit to Rama Jama's in Tuscaloosa for a taste of the National Championship Burger.
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    Barons get ready for opening night!

    The Barons General Manager talks about the opening five game series happening now!
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    Getting Your Yard Ready for Spring

    HGTV Star & host of "the outdoor room", Jamie Durie offers some tips on how to make your yard a springtime showroom!
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    Into the Woods

    Red Mountain Theatre Company presents "Into the Woods." Ken gets a inside look at what the show is all about.
    You can catch it from April 10th - 13th.
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    The Magic Behind the Music

    Daytime gets a behind the scenes look at how the Barons game is captured, how you get those instant replays and great game day sound effects!
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    Getting Ready for the Barons Opening Day

    Daytime Alabama is on the road again! This time we head to Regions Park just before opening day of Barons Baseball!
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    Using the Eyes to Diagnose Concussions

    Dr. Jack Schaeffer teams up with Dr. Larry Lemak to look at ways to better diagnose concussions in youth sports by using vision testing.
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    Parade of Homes

    The Parade of Homes is underway right now in Central Alabama. Learn how you can experience it.
    http://www.birminghambuilder.com/news-and-events/Parade-of-Homes.html#bf_ParadeDirectFrame_7057
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    Learning a Love for Reading

    Birmingham's Better Basics program gears up for Birmingham Reads. Find out how you can give back to encourage young people to love reading.
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    John Croyle offers some parenting tips

    John Croyle, from Big Oak Ranch encourages parents to be persistent when it comes to disciplining children.
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    Holly Sonders talks Golf with Daytime

    Golf Channel Host and Fitness Expert Holly Sonders updates Ken on the PGA tour.
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    Rock The Alabama Honors Veterans

    The Historic Alabama Theatre will host a night of music to benefit local service men & women,the Wounded Warrior project, Military Order of the Purple Heart-Chapter 2213, Priority Veteran Programs of Alabama, and Fisher House Foundation.

    Daytime gets to hear a portion of one of the performances.

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    Picking the best generator for your needs

    Trinity Contractors explains the differences in generators and how to find the best size and model for your needs.
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    Act of Congress Performs for Daytime Alabama!

    Act of Congress performs their song, "If it feels right."
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    Conquer the Tower!

    You can scale down 19 stories of the Galleria Towers on April 4th and all for a great cause!
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    Senior Recruitment

    Home Instead Senior Care is looking for workers and say seniors make great employees!
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    New Safety Features Make Driving a Breeze

    General Motors showcases some of the new safety features available on their cars.
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    Coffee with a Message

    Seeds cafe in Homewood offers not only a unique and flavorful cup of coffee but also provides hope to non-profit organizations.
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    How to purchase the perfect piano for your family

    Alabama Piano Gallery gives us some tips on how to find the right piano for your family's needs.
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    Exchanging Cultural Differences Through Running

    Homewood High School Teams up with other students in Amman, Jordan for a Cultural Relay!

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    Making End of Life Decisions

    Alacare offers a new documentary "Consider the Conversation" to get families talking about making those end of life decisions.
    More Information:
    www.alacare.com
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    Meteorite Exhibit on Display at Tannehill!

    Tannehill State Park has a new exhibit on display now showcases Meteorites!
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    Salt Trunk show comes to Schaeffer!

    Schaeffer Eye Center is presenting a trunk show for the brand name SALT coming up April 7, 2014 beginning at 11:00 am.
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    You can fly high and get a great workout too!

    Aero Joe's offers everyday people a chance to perform aerial dance, aerobics and pilates!
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    Jones is Hungry

    Scott Jones, former food editor for Southern Living Magazine, gives us some tips on how to spice up your dinner party!
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    Daytime Visits Tannehill State Park

    Ken and Wendy get an up close look at the historical artifacts at this great place to visit!
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    Jump Start Your Heart!

    Learn how you can scale Galleria Towers and support Cardiovascular Services at Baptist Health Systems. More>>

    Is your child dependable?

    John Croyle, from Big Oak Ranch, offers some tips to parents when it comes to raising dependable children. More>>

    Know when to change the filter in your home

    D.J. Sealy from Trinity Contractors explains how to get the proper filter for your home and how often you need to change them. More>>

    How you can help fight illiteracy in Alabama

    The Alabama Literacy Council needs volunteers. Learn how you can help teach someone how to read! More>>

    How to know when the Tonsils or Adenoids need to come out!

    Children's of Alabama has ENT's who specialize in Pediatric Care and can advise parents when the tonsils or adenoids are causing problems for children. More>>

    Blood Cancer: Closing in on a Cure

    Daytime talks with a Blood Cancer Survivor about the recent advancements in treatments for Blood Cancers. More>>

    Learn Techniques to Defend Yourself Against an Attacker

    Robert Goodner with Double Tap Technical Training Grounds teaches Wendy some techniques to defend herself if being attacked! More>>

    Daytime Visits Double Tap

    Ken and Wendy get some training on gun safety and protection at Double Tap Training Grounds. More>>

    Breakfast For Dinner

    George McMillan with FoodBar treats us to a little "Breakfast for Dinner!"  More>>

    Great Event to Help in the Fight Against Child Abuse

    Shaunee Lynch, Executive Director of Child Abuse Prevention Services discusses the "All About Kids" and "Sky Lantern" events coming up in Tuscaloosa on April 12 to support Child Abuse Prevention Services. More>>

    Train like Law Enforcement

    Double Tap Training Grounds offer a variety of tactical training to law enforcement and civilians! More>>

    Family Fights to Find a Cure for Muscular Dystrophy

    Scott and Traci Griffin are hoping you can help them fight Muscular Dystrophy. Their son Gabe has Duchennes. You can help move forward research to help find a cure.
    Go To:
    TheRaceToYes.org to help.
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    Spring Landscaping Tips For Your Home

     Master Gardener Richard Healy gives us some tips on how to spruce up your home for Spring. More>>

    High Style Furniture for Spring

    La-Z-Boy Furniture stores showcase some of their more fashionable and stylish options for the home. More>>

    New Downtown Hot Spot offers Gourmet Goods

    Carrigans is not only the latest hot spot in Downtown for late night drinks, the pub also offers some pretty fancy food after hours! More>>

    Eye Exams and Diabetes

    Dr. Jack Schaeffer explains the link between eye issues and diabetes. Find out how a simple exam can help determine your risk for diabetes. More>>

    Miss USA 2013 and Miss Alabama USA 2014 Stop by Daytime!

    Miss USA 2013 and Miss Alabama USA 2014 stop by Daytime to talk about shoes, fashion and community service! More>>

    Act if Congress Performs for Daytime!

    Act of Congress performs "She knows her way around" for Daytime Alabama. More>>

    New Sign in the Skies

    Pepsi adds a new sign over Birmingham's skyline! More>>

    Looking for Volunteers

    Chris Mathews from Alacare discuses ways you can give back by volunteering to service in Hospice Care. More>>

    Parenting Tips from John Croyle

    Big Oak Ranch's John Croyle, talks about how to get your children to respect and listen to you! More>>

    "Big Bertha" An Alabama Icon

    Ken learns all about "Big Bertha", the historic organ at the Alabama's Theatre. More>>

    Daytime Takes You Inside the Alabama Theatre

    Ken and Wendy hit the road again...taking you inside the Alabama Theatre! More>>

    Safe Baby Sleeping Tips

    Children's of Alabama Pediatricians recommend the best ways to help protect babies against SIDS. More>>

    Local Author Pens new Thriller

    New York Times Best selling Author, Keith Thomson stops by Daytime to talk about his new suspense thriller, 7 Grams of Lead! More>>

    Moe's Original BBQ shares the secret behind that delicious meat!

    Ken gets an one-on-one lesson on how to properly brine meat from Moe's BBQ! More>>

    Pandora showcases some fun things for Spring

    Pandora Jewelry offers some great savings for Spring time jewelry. More>>

    Every girl's crazy about a sharp dressed man!

    Tracy James with Chic Made Simple, shows Ken how men should dress to impress! More>>

    Local Man pulls off Proposal at High School Basketball Game

    A Local Man's proposal to his teacher girlfriend goes viral! We talk to the couple about the big surprise! More>>

    Have your wedding in a real castle!

    Daytime goes on the road to showcase Sterling Castle! More>>

    Daytime visits a Birmingham staple!

    Wendy goes through the line at one of Birmingham's most popular places! Niki's West! More>>

    St. Patrick's Day Music

    Local Bagpipe artist show off their talents for St. Patrick's Day. More>>

    Top notch eye care at Schaeffer

    Dr. Jack Schaeffer shows us his new flagship office in Hoover and discusses quality eye care. More>>

    Power In Heels

    Operation Hope, The Birmingham Library and Birmingham Councilman Marcus Lundy team up for Power in Heels. It's a workshop being held March 28-29th to empower female business owners. More>>

    Excitement Surrounding the St. Patrick's Day Parade!

    REV Birmingham discusses the logistics around this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade in Birmingham!. More>>

    Share Your History with Vulcan Park

    You can share your history with Vulcan Park. Find out more about the project going on now! More>>

    Jazz up your get togethers

    Scott Jones of Jones is Hungry gives us some tips on how to entertain with pizzazz! More>>

    Brain Training for Your Child

    Michelle Givan with Learning RX discusses services that can help your child re-train their brains to really focus in the classroom. More>>

    Apple and Havarti Sandwich

    Ashley Mac's serves up another tasty treat! More>>

    The ARC of Jefferson County is Making a Difference

    The ARC of Jefferson County explains the services it provides to help mentally challenged adults live independently. More>>

    Apple and Havarti Sandwich

    Try this tasty Sandwich served up by Ashley Mac's! More>>

    Addressing Eye Problems and Eye Disease

    Dr. Jack with Schaeffer Eye Center addresses what steps to take if you are found to have an eye disease or eye problem. More>>

    Up to Date Detectors is Key

    Trinity Contractors has tips on how to make sure the smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in your home are in working order. More>>

    UAB presents 10-Minute Plays

    Ken gets a sneak preview of one of the skits performed in UAB's 10-minute plays festival.  More>>

    Daytime is on the road again!

    Ken and Wendy visit beautiful Sterling Castle in Shelby, AL. More>>

    Daytime unlocks the secrets inside Sterling Castle

    The owners of Sterling Castle give Daytime an inside tour of their dreamy home. More>>

    Preventing Elderly Fraud

    Dan Pahos from Home Instead Senior Care, gives some great advice on how to protect an elderly loved one from scams. More>>

    Get Paid to Carpool

    Brian Atkinson with Commute Smart explains how you can get paid to Carpool! More>>

    We're cooking up Irish Stew!

    Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, Wendy learns how to make Irish Stew! More>>

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    • Breakfast For Dinner

      Breakfast For Dinner

      Wednesday, March 26 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-03-26 19:16:32 GMT
      Pork belly: -2 lb piece of raw pork belly -1 quart chicken stock -2 tablespoons butter -1 cup white wine -1 quart mirepoix (equal parts chopped celery, onions, and carrots) -2 bay leaves -2 dried red chilies -1 teaspoon peppercorn 1. Preheat oven to 300°. 2. Brown pork belly in butter in an oven-safe pan over high heat. 3. Remove from pan, lower heat to medium and add mirepoix, sautéing until caramelized. 4...
      Pork belly: -2 lb piece of raw pork belly -1 quart chicken stock -2 tablespoons butter -1 cup white wine -1 quart mirepoix (equal parts chopped celery, onions, and carrots) -2 bay leaves -2 dried red chilies -1 teaspoon peppercorn 1. Preheat oven to 300°. 2. Brown pork belly in butter in an oven-safe pan over high heat. 3. Remove from pan, lower heat to medium and add mirepoix, sautéing until caramelized. 4...
    • Apple and Havarti Sandwich

      Apple and Havarti Sandwich

      Wednesday, March 19 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-03-19 16:10:21 GMT
      AppleandHavartiSandwich 3 slices Pink Lady or GalaApple 1 Tbs Balsamic Dressing 1 sliceHavartiCheese 3 ounces of deli sliced Ham or Turkey small handful of Spring Mix 1 Tbs Honey mustard 2 slices good white or wheat sandwich bread Sliceappleand toss 3 slices with the balsamic dressing. Meanwhile, place turkey or ham on one slice of bread and top withhavarticheese. Place in broiler and heat until melted. Top withapp...
      AppleandHavartiSandwich 3 slices Pink Lady or GalaApple 1 Tbs Balsamic Dressing 1 sliceHavartiCheese 3 ounces of deli sliced Ham or Turkey small handful of Spring Mix 1 Tbs Honey mustard 2 slices good white or wheat sandwich bread Sliceappleand toss 3 slices with the balsamic dressing. Meanwhile, place turkey or ham on one slice of bread and top withhavarticheese. Place in broiler and heat until melted. Top withapp...
    • Just in time for St. Patty's Day - Irish Stew!

      Just in time for St. Patty's Day - Irish Stew!

      Thursday, March 13 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-03-13 19:31:56 GMT
      1.5 pounds of beef (or lamb, we have traditionally used beef) salt/pepper 1 large onion chopped small 6 carrots 5 medium potatoes cubed 1, 16 ounce can of crushed tomatoes 1 or 2 bay leafs celery, cabbage other things are optional…… (Irish stew is much like a Cajun gumbo, less the rue)whatever isin the backyard garden. You can also addbeer if the broth starts to evaporate. Just brown the beef, simmer in water about...
      1.5 pounds of beef (or lamb, we have traditionally used beef) salt/pepper 1 large onion chopped small 6 carrots 5 medium potatoes cubed 1, 16 ounce can of crushed tomatoes 1 or 2 bay leafs celery, cabbage other things are optional…… (Irish stew is much like a Cajun gumbo, less the rue)whatever isin the backyard garden. You can also addbeer if the broth starts to evaporate. Just brown the beef, simmer in water about...
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