As cool and modern as we think we are, Bham Now needs your help on keeping us hip—like, do people even still use the word hip? We’ve put together the only survey in the world that will actually take less than two minutes to complete and it enters you to win some fire prizes valued up to $500. Hurry, the deadline is July 10.Continue reading “Win a $250 gas card + other prizes when you take this 2-minute survey”
Birmingham’s micro-transit experiment has been getting some national attention. Read on to see what national newsletter The Hustle said about Birmingham’s micro-transit, as well as several ways Birmingham is cutting down on traffic.Continue reading “Birmingham’s micro-transit experiment mentioned by The Hustle newsletter”
Temperatures are soaring in Birmingham, which can lead to dangerous situations for outdoor pets. To keep those fur babies happy and healthy during those hot, summer months, here are seven important tips to know.Continue reading “7 tips to keep your pet safe during hot Birmingham summers”
When John Denver said, “Homegrown tomatoes, homegrown tomatoes,
What’d life be without homegrown tomatoes?” I felt that. Birmingham is home to many famous Southern dishes, including the tart and battered slices that are fried green tomatoes.
Before they were highly acclaimed Grammy-winning artists touring the globe with Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham had their first taste of fame in our very own Birmingham, Alabama.
After receiving a generous amount of air-time on Birmingham’s WJLN-FM, Buckingham Nicks saw enthusiastic welcomes and sold-out shows across Alabama–they even moved on to perform their farewell show at Boutwell Auditorium.Continue reading “Birmingham’s role in kickstarting Fleetwood Mac stars Nicks and Buckingham”
This week, Governor Kay Ivey announced a “Revive Alabama” grant program to support small businesses in Alabama that have been impacted by COVID-19. $100 million is up for grabs. Get all the details here.Continue reading “$100 million “Revive Alabama” grant fund announced for small businesses”
In the age of social distancing, being able to speak with a doctor from the comfort of your own home is a luxury we can all use. That’s why the Federal Communications Commission has awarded UAB with a $1 million grant to help improve their teleheath capabilities. Here’s how that money will be used.Continue reading “UAB receives $1M Federal grant for telehealth services”
Birmingham based Freedom Soap Company is so much more than their name implies. They’re known for their all-natural soaps and skincare products, but now they are adding more sustainable and eco-friendly goods to their inventory.
Keep reading to get a sneak peek, plus find out how you can win a bunch of Freedom Soap goodies and donate to a local environmental organization at the same time.Continue reading “Shop new local + sustainable products from Freedom Soap Company”
Now it’s more important than ever to support local businesses and makers. While local artists would typically be showcasing their art at the Birmingham Art Crawl right about now, it’s postponement has led to new avenues for artists to share their work. We asked five local artists how they’ve been creating during quarantine. Here’s what they’ve been up to.Continue reading “5 Birmingham artists to keep on your radar + what they’ve been up to in quarantine”
Breakout the pink and blue ribbons, Avondale Park has three green heron fledglings residing on the little island in the middle of the park’s pond.Continue reading “Alabama Audubon is tracking Avondale Park’s “baby green herons” and they are adorable (photos)”
Does anyone else tend to make the same meals over and over (mine is chicken sausage and brown rice)? I don’t know about you, but I think it’s time for a fresh new shakeup that maybe includes more than two ingredients. Cooking classes, weekly recipes and kitchen gurus are bringing us the ingredients and knowledge we need to break the routine in BirminghamContinue reading “Heat up the kitchen with 5 summer cooking classes in Birmingham”
From adorable kittens to eating in the streets, you won’t want to miss all the exciting things going on July 10-12 around Birmingham.Continue reading “National Kitten Day, Eat in the Streets in Avondale and a new farmers market opens this weekend, July 10-12”
Craving that farm-fresh taste? Here’s a quick update on 9 Birmingham-area farmers markets so you can get your fresh produce fix and show your support for local farmers right now.Continue reading “Update on 9 Birmingham-area farmers markets + more ways to get fresh food locally”
With our “new normal” of COVID-19, we’ve had to adjust so many things in our lives—but challenges can also bring new opportunities. If you have a new business start-up or idea that helps to solve a problem or make daily life better, Reignite Alabama wants to know. Reignite Alabama, the 3rd Alabama Launchpad competition of 2020, aims to specifically address the new challenges that affect both Alabama and the country. Applications are open until Thursday, July 16th.Continue reading “Have a business idea for Alabama’s ‘new normal’? Reignite Alabama is taking applications until July 16th”
Local businesses may be small in size, but they’re HUGE in entrepreneurial spirit. You know Bham Now *hearts* local biz and we’re here to celebrate National Small Business Week with you by pulling together the ultimate ways to show up and support.Continue reading “Celebrate Small Business Week in Birmingham with FREE events + more”
If you’re counting down the days like we are, you know that in just two years, The World Games 2022 will have officially kicked off in Birmingham. In celebration, the Birmingham Organizing Committee announced yesterday that NBA MVP Charles Barkley will serve as an honorary co-chair. Check it out!Continue reading “Charles Barkley named Honorary Co-Chair of The World Games”