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600 local deals, curbside pickups and online ordering opps right here.

We might all look a little mysterious with our masks and all, but this young lady is putting herself on the front lines to serve you and me.

Looking for ways to support local? 589 local entities have signed up for Bham Now’s all FREE Local Business Guide and Non-Profit Guide. The guides are chock full of over 93 special deals, curbside pickup, online ordering and donation opportunities. Add your business here and your non-profit here for free.

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Books by Birmingham authors to add to your reading list

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Are you a more of a sci-fi or historical fiction person? Photo via Unsplash.

While our summer plans may up in the air, we can always rely on a slate of new books to pass the time. Of course, we’re keeping things local. Here are 10 books written by Birmingham authors to add to your reading list. Have you read any of them?

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Books for Birmingham is helping local students get back on track

Looking just like Christmas morning, students are delighted to choose a book of their own. Photo via BetterBasics.org.

Young students throughout Birmingham have been affected by early school closings. Better Basics has created the Books for Birmingham book drive campaign to collect NEW books for these students helping them get back in the swing of things for school in the fall.

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Where to go chasing waterfalls in and around Birmingham

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It’s like a scene straight out of a movie. Photo via @hikealabama on Instagram.

Sorry TLC! We’re about to go chasing waterfalls. We could all use a little adventure to kick start the summer. Whether you’re looking to stay local or go on a mini road trip, here are 18 waterfalls in and around Birmingham to explore.

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What 7 Birmingham area high schools are doing for graduation

Waving goodbye to senior year like. 👋 Photo via @hannah.katherine on Instagram

Even though things look a little different for the class of 2020, they still deserve to be celebrated, and many schools are keeping their commencement ceremonies on the calendar. Some local schools including Thompson and Vestavia have already held their graduation ceremonies. Here’s what seven other Birmingham area schools have planned for graduation.

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7 years of Iron City: The Bham Now team’s favorite memories

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Who else is ready to see another amazing concert at Iron City? Photo via Iron City on Facebook

Can you believe that Iron City has been around in Birmingham for seven years now? In honor of their recent birthday, I asked some of the Bham Now team to share their favorite memories at Iron City.

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Take a sneak peek into the new high-rise apartments at Cortland Vesta + photos!

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Can you name a better view? I’m waiting. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Ever wondered what it would be like to live in the new Cortland Vesta apartment community? Although construction hasn’t quite finished up in the interior yet, the team invited us in for a special sneak peek into one of the completed high-rise apartments.

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4 at-home science experiments from the experts at McWane Science Center

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What’s your favorite science experiment? Photo via McWane Science Center

School may be out for summer, but learning never stops at McWane Science Center. While we all wait for McWane Science Center to reopen its doors, check out these favorite at-home science experiments from Mr. Science and more of the McWane gang. Trust me, you’ll want to try them!

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we got advice from the pros

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Photo via Children’s of Alabama

The month of May plays host to both Mental Health Awareness Month and National Nurses Week. Children’s of Alabama is expanding its behavioral health center in order to provide the best care for Birmingham families. We caught up with several behavioral health nurses to get an inside look + their best advice.

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Planning the perfect picnic from Birmingham shops + restaurants

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Summertime is for picnics. Photo by Jonathan Borba on Unsplash

Picnics are SUCH an aesthetic—aren’t they? The gingham blanket, a sundress and wicker baskets filled with pastries, fancy cheeses and lemonade. Grab your straw hat, Birmingham, and romanticized notions—we’re heading on a picnic.

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Coronavirus changed A LOT, including our vocabulary. What words have you used Birmingham?

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The shirt says it all. Photo via @thepizitz by @americanredcross.

Who would’ve thought we would begin a new decade with a global pandemic? Not me! The past few months have transformed our daily routines—including our vocabulary. Let’s take a look at the new lingo we’re hearing and using on a daily basis.

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