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Here’s how to enjoy the Iron Bowl in Birmingham socially-distanced

We miss the days of full stadiums, what about you? Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Our stomachs are stuffed, we’ve shopped our hearts out and now it’s time for the day Auburn and Alabama fans look forward to all year: the Iron Bowl. Whether you’re cheering for the Tigers or the Tide, there are plenty of ways to have fun today while staying safe. Keep reading for 7 socially-distanced ways to enjoy the Iron Bowl in Birmingham. 

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Community partners feed 130 laid off coal miners & their families for the holidays

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Food Pantry set up in Hueytown for the workers and families mine workers recently laid off at the Shoal Creek Mine. Photo via the Central Alabama Labor Federation

On October 4th, 350 coal miners were temporarily and unexpectedly  laid off at the Shoal Creek mine, near Adger. These miners live across parts of Jefferson, Walker and Tuscaloosa counties.

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A Birmingham tradition. Regions Bank holiday lights are back! (Photos)

The annual lighting began in the 1970s when the building that is now the Regions Center was shared by First National Bank of Birmingham and Southern Natural Gas. Regions Bank has kept the tradition going. Photo via Regions Bank

It is one of my favorite Birmingham traditions – the Regions Bank Holiday Lights.

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Gobble up these post-Thanksgiving open houses around Birmingham Nov. 27-30

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Are you looking for a new home in Birmingham? We’ve got two open houses for you to check out this weekend – you’re sure to find the perfect home for you. Enjoy!

1811 LANCASTER RD HOMEWOOD,AL 35209 (RealtySouth)

Open House: MAYFAIR 11/29 14:00-16:00
1811 LANCASTER RD
HOMEWOOD,AL 35209
sq. ft.
3 bedrooms 2 full/0 half baths
$565000
For more info, contact Joe Falconer at 205-281-1831 or email jfalconer@realtysouth.com


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15 items we’re shopping during Museum Store Sunday at the Birmingham Museum of Art

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Shop at the BMA for Museum Store Sunday
Shop from the comfort of your couch online or safely in-store during Museum Store Sunday. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

I love museum exhibits, but I wouldn’t be lying if I said one of my favorite parts of visiting is hitting the gift shop on the way out. The Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA) houses one-of-a-kind treasures that make unforgettable holiday gifts. Shop items and score 10% off during Museum Store Sunday on November 29. Or, become a member of the BMA and get 20% off of all items.

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Afraid of needles? Promising nasal COVID-19 vaccine tested at UAB moving forward

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UAB researcher performing preclinical testing of a potential vaccine to prevent the COVID-19 virus. Photo courtesy of UAB

We are all preparing for it. Hopefully, very soon, we might expect to roll up our sleeves and take a shot – get vaccinated, so we can defeat the COVID-19 global pandemic.

But, how about avoiding the needles, syringes and more importantly refrigeration that comes with the newly proposed vaccines?  Can a vaccine be delivered via your nose?

Thanks to preclinical research and testing at UAB, we are about to find out.

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Happy Thanksgiving, Birmingham! Here’s what the Bham Now team is thankful for this year

Thankful for a team of talented folks who ❤️ Birmingham. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now taken pre-COVID in 2019

This Thanksgiving may look a bit different, but the Bham Now team is just as thankful. From curbside pickup and local coffee shops to virtual family time and sunshine, keep reading to see what the team is grateful for this year.

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Frying a turkey this year? Here’s how to recycle oil for free in Jefferson County

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I’m a fan of a classic roasted turkey myself, but to each his own. Photo via @purzlbaum on Unsplash

Ahh, Thanksgiving. Cooler temps, great food and… leftover cooking oil? Jefferson County makes it easy and free for citizens to recycle oil and grease after Turkey Day—and any day. Find a location near you today, and keep scrolling to learn how it works!

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20 gift ideas for 5 different people on your list according to Gus Mayer

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Ready. Set. Shop. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Let’s be honest, gift-giving isn’t always easy. So it’s especially exciting when one spot has options for a few folks on your list. If you’re in need of some giftspiration, Gus Mayer has you covered. Here’s a detailed guide with 20 gift ideas for five different types of people on your list—including yourself!

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7 gifts from Bham makers for the person who could use a little pampering

We could all use some relaxation this year. Photo via @kalosskin on Unsplash

Everyone has a least one person on their holiday shopping list that could use a little extra TLC. Whether it’s a mom who needs an excuse to relax, a husband who loves luxury or a coworker who’s the queen of staying cozy—we’ve got the perfect gifts, all from Birmingham makers. Holiday shopping just got a lot easier—check it out!

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Birmingham startups Conserv and Lucid Living Solutions take home $150K at Alabama Launchpad

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The teams from Conserv and Lucid Living Solutions, the two winners from the Alabama Launchpad Virtual Finale. Photo via Bruce Nix for Alabama Launchpad

After presenting their pitch to the judges, two Alabama startups just took home a combined $150K in startup funding at the Alabama Launchpad Virtual Finale on November 19th. We spoke with winners Conserv and Lucid Living Solutions to learn more!

Plus, stay tuned to learn more about the Alabama Launchpad program in 2021.

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3 can’t miss holiday events happening at The Pizitz including The Festival of Trees

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Things are getting festive at The Pizitz! Photo from last year’s event via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Mark your calendars! The Pizitz is kicking off the holiday season with a few festive events you don’t want to miss. Keep reading for all the deets on the unveiling of their festive forest, a holiday-themed Pizitz After Dark and a bad movie marathon.

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Behind the beard—what people are saying about Bham Now

Our beautiful, magical city. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

We love being your next-door neighbor voice, giving you the inside scoop on what you need to know and do around Birmingham. But, we can’t do that without you! Thanks to our 313K monthly visitors, 160K social followers and 180+ local clients, we cover all the positive energy around town. And, there’s a lot to go around!

If you’re a business leader or marketing director, you might wonder how you can tap the giant marketing muscle of Bham Now; let’s chat. In the meantime, keep reading for 16 fire testimonials right from the mouths of our clients and some additional info on our large, powerful audience.

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9 safe ways to enjoy the heck out of this Thanksgiving weekend

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There should be plenty of time to get outside over Thanksgiving weekend. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Hard to believe Thanksgiving is here, but chalk it up to the general weirdness that is 2020. Turkey Day traditions may be a little (or a lot) different this year, but there’s no reason you can’t still have a good time. We pulled together 9 safe ways you can enjoy the long Thanksgiving weekend in Birmingham.

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A coin toss connects Quarterback Club, high school football + children’s health charities

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On the left, Drew Ferguson, the organizer of the coin toss, director of sports medicine at Children’s of Alabama and member of the AHSAA Medical Advisory Committee. The picture was taken in 2018. Photo via Drew Ferguson

It is one of the most memorable traditions in sports—honorary captains participating in the coin toss before the start of a championship football game. Presidents, heroes, hall of famers and celebrities are typically given the distinction. In Alabama, we take it to a higher level.

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