Birmingham author on U.S. quarters praises choice of Tuskegee Airmen featured on Alabama coin

Design via the U.S. Mint featuring the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site as part of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program as

It took 10 years to unveil Alabama’s quarter as part of the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Program, but its selection of the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site is a “terrific choice” according to Jim Noles, Birmingham author  of  “A Pocketful of History”  stories behind the U.S. Mint’s 50 State Quarters Program.

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Your ultimate guide to Birmingham Restaurant Week 2019: Celebrate 10 years of BRW August 16-25

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Dreamland BBQ serving up some Birmingham classics. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

The 10th annual Birmingham Restaurant Week presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is taking over the city August 16-25, 2019. Almost 60 restaurants are offering killer deals all over Birmingham, AL—how will you ever know where to start? We’ve got you covered.

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3 reasons why you’ll feel like you live at a resort at Trussville’s Carrington Lakes (VIDEO)

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Living rooms open into kitchen at Carrington Lakes.
This could be your living room. Photo supplied

Have you ever heard of Trussville’s Carrington Lakes? I hadn’t either, until I had the chance to go there recently and take a look around. What I found surprised me.

If you’re longing for a sweet home in a community that offers the best of the great outdoors, and is actually only about half an hour from Birmingham, you need to schedule a tour.

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It’s National Tell a Joke Day! Read the Bham Now team’s favorite jokes, plus 3 comedy events happening in Birmingham TONIGHT, Friday, Aug 16

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Bham Nower’s Beth and Matthew share a joke. Photo by Jon Eastwod for Bham Now

Did you know there’s nearly 1,500 National Days, National Weeks and National Months? Today, August 16, is National Joke Day! So if you’re a chicken, it’s time to cross the road. And if you’re visiting somebody today, remember to ‘knock, knock’. Here’s the Bham Now team’s top 5 jokes, plus 3 stand-up and improvised comedy events happening in Birmingham tonight (Friday, August 16).

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A guide to postpartum support for Birmingham moms

Allison Miller of Birmingham Born. Photo courtesy of Allison Miller

Having a baby is an amazing experience, no doubt. It can also be scary, overwhelming and–if we’re being honest–a bit isolating at times. Birmingham moms have several great options for support during this transitional period–read on for more information! 

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Shardra Scott, Alabama Power’s Systems Operation Manager, on why she’s pursuing an EMBA

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Shardra Scott, Alabama Power's System Operation Manager in the Birmingham Control Center
Shardra Scott, Alabama Power’s Systems Operation Manager inside the Birmingham control center. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Challenging job? Check! Good income? Check!  Big responsibility? Check! But, despite a highly successful career in the energy industry, Birmingham’s Shardra Scott always knew she wanted to earn an advanced degree. Taking the step to enroll in the Executive MBA program offered by Culverhouse College of Business at The University of Alabama took a lot of thought and courage.  Here’s what we learned from Shardra and why she did it.

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Green peanut season: the best time to try the South’s favorite snack

Photo via Alabama Peanut Co. Facebook page.

It’s green peanut season in Birmingham! Boiled peanuts are a staple of Southern cuisine, but did you know that green peanut season is the best time to try this delicious snack?  I spoke with the peanut experts at Alabama Peanut Company in downtown Birmingham to learn more!

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La-Z-Boy’s new face: Kristen Bell! Get her top 3 picks right here in Birmingham

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You might be scratching your head. Kristen Bell? Star of The Good Place? Veronica Mars? And Frozen? The answer is yes, yes, yes and yes. Now we can also answer yes to “La-Z-Boy Ambassador.” It’s got a nice ring to it. See 3 of her top La-Z-Boy furniture picks, plus where to find them right here in Birmingham.

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Not your average B&B. Beaches, bonfires, bikes and more with ResortQuest. Don’t miss your chance to save 25%!

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Family smile and use bikes at ResortQuest vacation destination
Fun amenities and activities for all the family. Photo via ResortQuest

Now that summer is coming to a close in Birmingham and school is starting back, we’re already thinking about our next vacation. What’s better than a fall trip to the beach? Nothing. ResortQuest offers the best locations with tons of fun amenities and activities for you and your family. Book your fall vacation now for a chance to save 25% on your stay of three or more nights!

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College student? First job? 5 top picks for the first-time car buyer in Birmingham. 

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First car smiles. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Ready to purchase your first car? It can be a tough decision! But, never fret. Bham Now has done the work for you. Here are five cars from Driver’s Way in Pelham and off Highway 280 in front of Lee Branch shopping center, that are rated high for safety, reliability and gas mileage, plus aren’t too hard on the pocketbook. Read on to get the deets.

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Be the office hero without waiting in line. Krispy Kreme now offers online ordering and delivery in Birmingham!

Krispy Kreme doughnuts from the new online ordering and delivery service
Krispy Kreme’s new online ordering delivery service now covers areas of Birmingham. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Krispy Kreme has launched a new delivery service. Gone are the days of waiting in long lines for freshly made warm doughnuts first thing in the morning! I had to try it out. Here’s what I found out.

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