Birmingham has experienced 12 straight days of 90 plus temperatures. We ask WIAT CBS 42’s Ashley Gann about the present heat wave.

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Yesterday, September 22, the first day of Fall, was another scorcher in Birmingham.  According to AccuWeather, temps have topped 90 degrees in Birmingham for 11 straight days and 19 out of 22 days this month. Are we in the midst of a historic heat wave? What’s up with our weather?

To get an idea, Bham Now submitted a few written questions to WIAT CBS 42’s Chief Meteorologist Ashley Gann for her thoughts about the current heat wave. Here was her response.

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MidiCi’s Italian Kitchen opens in Mountain Brook Saturday, Sept. 22, with Nutella Calzones to die for

Birmingham bloggers Shelby Davidson(@shelby_doodle), Katie Cagle (@kt_cagle) and Abby Adams (@peeptoesandpineapples) smilin’ for the selfie. Photo by Lauren Bedford of Bham Now

Midici Italian Kitchen makes its debut in Birmingham this Saturday, September 22, in Mountain Brook.  Bham Now got early access and guess what?  It just happened to be my birthday so I got the ‘duty’ of checking it out. Read on for the mouth watering details.

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OpenTable lists Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille in Birmingham as one of 100 Best Restaurants for Wine Lovers in America for 2018

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Birmingham does it again. Just last August, three local restaurants made OpenTable’s list of 50 Best Southern Restaurants in America. Now Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille joins the mix. The restaurant earned a spot on a list of 100 Best Restaurants for Wine Lovers in America for 2018, released by OpenTable this week.

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Here are 3 reasons why the Ford Mustang is the perfect car to drive around Birmingham, according to ‘GT Matt,’ Adamson Ford’s muscle-car expert

You can drive away in a Ford Mustang today. Photo by Jen Daniel for Bham Now

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Come rev some engines in Birmingham with GT Matt and get behind the wheel of an automobile that knows how to handle the road, especially in Birmingham. Matt is the Mustang Man at Adamson Ford, and he knows why drivers keep coming back to America’s classic performance car. Hint: vroom vroom!

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New Hotel Indigo in 5 Points South opens with a themed bar called the Rx Lounge that’s a throwback to the building’s medical history in Birmingham

Bar Supervisor at the Rx Lounge, Victoria Lawson, showing us the bar’s supply of flavored bitters in test tubes. Photo by Jen Daniel for Bham Now

Located at 1023 20th St South in Birmingham, Hotel Indigo recently completed a $5 million renovation to feature 63 rooms that are pet friendly. The boutique hotel also features the Rx Lounge, with a design nod to the building’s history as the Medical Arts Building.

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5 Birmingham museums to offer free admission on Museum Day, including McWane Science Center, on Saturday, September 22

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Arts and culture were celebrated in August 2018 at Birmingham’s annual Art on the Rocks. Photo via Art Birmingham Museum of Art

From art to science to fire engines, Birmingham is home to an incredible list of museums. Plan a visit on Museum Day happening Sat., Sept. 22 and get you and a friend in free! Continue reading “5 Birmingham museums to offer free admission on Museum Day, including McWane Science Center, on Saturday, September 22”

Here’s an opportunity for Birmingham high school students to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through Students of the Year

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September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Together, we can fight blood cancer. Photo via LLS on Facebook

Do you know someone with lymphoma or leukemia? Unfortunately, chances are that you do. Fortunately, there is an organization right here in Birmingham that can help.  And, they are asking for high school students to get involved. Find out more.

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3 things Birmingham needs to know about the teen vaping epidemic, including ‘JUULing’

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The FDA recently categorized adolescent use of e-cigarettes as an epidemic. Photo for Bham Now
Does your child or friend use e-cigarettes? Vaping can be a trendy thing for adolescents to try. One look at #JUUL on social media chronicles an alarming trend among teens. You might not know because it’s easy to hide.

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Are you going to the biggest soul food potluck in Birmingham on October 14 at Woodlawn Sunday Dinner? Find out why you should.

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Buy a ticket to Woodlawn Sunday Dinner, and this could be you. Photo via Woodlawn Foundation

“We wanted to create an event that would bring people into the Woodlawn community.” That is how Clark Virden of Woodlawn Foundation describes the foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year, Woodlawn Sunday Dinner, presented by Medical Properties Trust, Protective Life Corporation and Regions Bank.

And bring people in it did. Over 350 people attended the inaugural event in 2017.

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Birmingham Brunches: The Porch Patio Edition including The Essential

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the quiet downtown atmosphere that The Essential has to offer. Photo provided by The Essential’s instagram

In Birmingham today, we might still be waiting on that colder weather, but when it comes we’ve prepared the best outdoor brunch locations that you are going to want to remember. Whether it’s between you and a good book, a dear friend or a collection of all your favorite people, these locations are sure to satisfy your autumnal brunch needs.

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3 career lessons from Momentum that every woman needs to know, featuring Ann-Marie Stanford of Spire

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Ann-Marie Stanford at Spire offices in Birmingham. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

Momentum is a leadership development program for executive and early-career women based right here in Birmingham. So what can you learn from Momentum? Bham Now caught up with Ann-Marie Stanford, director of supply chain-special projects and supplier diversity at Spire. She also happens to be a recent alumna of Momentum’s Executive Leadership Program. Here’s how she’s applied three lessons from Momentum to her career and life.

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