Got a couple hours to spend in downtown Birmingham—how ’bout a self-guided walking tour of Morris Avenue? (PHOTOS)

Morris Avenue's cobblestones date back to  . . . the late 1960s.
Morris Avenue’s cobblestone streets harken back to earlier days, even though they were apparently added in the late 1960s as this became the state’s first historic district. Photo by Sharron Swain for Bham Now

Got a couple hours to spend in downtown Birmingham? How ’bout a self-guided walking tour on Morris Avenue. If you haven’t been there lately, you might be surprised by the changes.

The other day when our home internet was out, my kids and I hopped in the car and headed down to see what we could see. Here are 10 things we found.

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Want to stay safe from pollution while swimming in Alabama’s waters this summer? What to know before you go

Photo via Coosa Riverkeeper Facebook page.

As a result of a recent major sewage spill and fish kill, caused by Tyson Foods/River Valley Ingredients 220,000-gallon wastewater spill two weeks ago, Birmingham area residents have growing concerns about swimming safely in our rivers, lakes and streams.

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Popular Birmingham director Michael Flowers brings Roald Dahl’s beloved Matilda the Musical to life, opening on July 12. Save $7 now with Matilda7 code

Michal Flowers, Director of Matilda the Musical
Birmingham’s Michael Flowers, Director of Red Mountain Theatre Company’s Matilda the Musical (Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now)

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Birmingham based theatrical teacher, performer, and director, Michael Flowers, discusses the upcoming Red Mountain Theatre Company production of Matilda the Musical, a feel-good family musical about an extraordinary little girl with extraordinary powers.

Get tickets now (use discount code Matilda7 to save $7 on price level 1 and 2 tickets)

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Here’s your update on Stadium Trace Village in Hoover. Culver’s Restaurant opens. Big Whiskey and others coming soon

Culver's Restaurant at Stadium Trace Village, Hoover, AL.
Culver’s Restaurant at Stadium Trace Village (Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now)

Hoover’s Stadium Trace Parkway continues to add more businesses. This week saw the grand opening of Culver’s, a Wisconsin based family-favorite restaurant chain, opposite the recently opened ALDI grocery store. More businesses are on the way as Stadium Trace Village takes shape.  Find out what one local resident had to say.

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New road closures near BJCC begin on July 1st to make way for Protective Stadium construction

Sign on 23rd Street advising motorist that roads will be closed on July 1st. Photo by Pat Byington

Be prepared Birmingham!

Two roads near the BJCC and UpTown District are scheduled to be closed on July 1st, to make way for the construction of Birmingham’s new Protective Stadium.

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Human trafficking in Birmingham: it’s not what you think. What it is and what we can do to stop it.

The Junior League of Birmingham's anti-trafficking committee is working on human trafficking in Birmingham.
Panelists at a January 30, 2019 public roundtable on trafficking as part of Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Photo from JLB

Until I started on this story, I didn’t know much about human trafficking in Birmingham. I’d heard that I-20 was a big trafficking highway. But I always associated that with kidnapping and Amber alerts. Once I started talking to people, I learned a lot of things that surprised me.

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A fireman’s boot, telethons, and fishbowl; stories by United Ability Journey of Hope honoree Ed Robinson

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Spastic Aid of Alabama (now United Ability) telethon “fishbowl” in the 1950s. Photo courtesy of United Ability

Humble and grateful are the two best words that describe this year’s United Ability Journey of Hope honoree Ed Robinson, longtime board member and President of HRH Metals in Moody, Alabama.

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Illuminated brings luxury candles from all over the world to Birmingham (PHOTOS)

Illuminated’s retail space is full of interesting and beautiful lines. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now.

Looking to step up your hostess game? Need a unique gift idea? Want to impress your next houseguest? You’re in luck! The newest boutique addition to Mountain Brook opens today, and you’re not going to want to miss it.

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A little taste of home as I try out Little London Kitchen’s British street food on their red double decker bus, ‘The Duchess’. PHOTOS!

I try out Little London Kitchen (Photo by Bea Morrissette while Jon tried the amazing British food)

As a Brit living in Birmingham, I was tremendously happy to discover a new food trailer in town that serves traditional British comfort foods. I was even more excited to find out Little London Kitchen invites hungry patrons to eat on their 1968 British double-decker red bus! I couldn’t wait to try it out – here’s what I found.

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