Birmingham’s Vulcan Park and Museum looking for 13 unsung heroes

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Photo of Dan Starnes, Keiah Shauku, Michelle Bearman and Sheriff R. John Samaniego courtesy of Vulcan Park and Museum

Known as one of the top U.S. communities for philanthropic culture, Birmingham is filled with people who donate their time, treasures and talent to their communities without public recognition. It is because of that sentiment, Vulcan Park and Museum created The Vulcans Community Awards. Continue reading “Birmingham’s Vulcan Park and Museum looking for 13 unsung heroes”

6 food-delivery services in Birmingham, including Uber Eats

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Need food but don’t want to leave the house to get it? With a few quick taps on your phone you can have food delivered right to your doorand it doesn’t even have to be pizza! Here are five food delivery services in Birmingham and a quick lesson on how to use them.

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Alchemy213 opens its new location in Five Points South

The men’s retail store has expanded to include men and women’s street style. Find your own unique looks here! Photo via Five Points South Bham on Facebook

Five Points South is a delightful side of historic Birmingham offering restaurants, bars, boutiques, and most recently: a street wear retail center. Alchemy213 was created with the intention of expanding the creativity of the community. Now, this concept is bringing Alchemy to its new Five Points South location in Birmingham.   Continue reading “Alchemy213 opens its new location in Five Points South”

Top 8 reasons we’ll be at Art on the Rocks on July 27, presented by Dale’s Seasoning, at the Birmingham Museum of Art

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Paint a mural with acclaimed local artist Erin Mitchell at Art on the Rocks. Photo by Courtney Little, @fmlivenow, via erinleannworks.com

Pre-party at the Pizitz, cocktails at the museum and post-party at Moon Shine, Elyton Hotel’s rooftop bar. Art on the Rocks at the Birmingham Museum of Art makes for a super fun night, but here’s what really makes it rock. Get your tickets now for Friday, July 27, $25 for nonmembers and $15 for members.

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6 places to stop at on Morris Avenue, including The Essential in Founders Station

The Essential staff is cooking up some special treats! Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

The Essential just had their soft opening this month for their new home within Founders Station. From restaurants to retail row, let’s take a look at the places to see and things to do on Morris Avenue.  Continue reading “6 places to stop at on Morris Avenue, including The Essential in Founders Station”

4 things to keep in mind to avoid heat-related illnesses during Birmingham summers

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Hiking and doing some yoga along the trails at Red Mountain Park . Photo courtesy of Red Mountain Park

Looks like we won’t see any relief in the hot, summer days any time soon, and with the humidity levels rising, the heat index only makes matters worse. Especially during this time of the year you need to make sure that you and your senior friends and family are keeping cool and taking precautions to get relief from the dog days of summer.   Continue reading “4 things to keep in mind to avoid heat-related illnesses during Birmingham summers”

Local entrepreneur opens commissary kitchen space in historic building downtown to lower barrier of entry for culinary startups

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Haden Smith at The Annex. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

When you start a food-based business, accessing or outfitting a commercial kitchen can be a big hurdle and huge expense. No one knows that better than local Birmingham entrepreneur Haden Smith. This July he founded The Annex to provide commercial kitchen space for rent to startup culinary businesses in the Tillman Levenson Annex building downtown.

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Local family behind Wasabi Juan’s debuts food truck, feeds homeless community in Linn Park

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Wasabi Juan’s food truck on Serve Day, July 14. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

The Toro family puts a lot of love into the food they serve at Wasabi Juan’s, and they treat their customers like family. On Saturday, July 14, they brought that love to Linn Park to feed the homeless residents of downtown Birmingham.

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9 things to do this summer in Birmingham to stay cool but still have fun, including McWane Science Center

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Muggy. Steamy. Stifling. Brutal. Yep, summers in Birmingham are H.O.T. What can you do to make the sweaty days of summer more enjoyable? Check out these nine activities that will entertain you, while keeping you cool.

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The top 5 Birmingham GoFundMe initiatives including Parker High School Band Uniforms

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GoFundMe is the popular social campaign fundraising platform, that many people utilize to raise money towards efforts that are dear to their hearts. Gathered here are some touching stories of a high school band, an athlete, a disabled person, and more, who are all looking for some assistance to help them through life’s challenging road blocks. New to Bham Now, we will periodically highlight new GoFundMe campaigns in the Birmingham area.

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