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Summer trends according to Bham boutiques + how to shop them

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Let’s dive into Birmingham’s summer trends. Photo via HaMi Boutique

I might be counting down the days until fall weather, but we’re still in the thick of summer heat. Until then, I’m going to turn the streets of Birmingham into my runway and test out these trends that local boutiques are seeing this summer. Here are the top fashion trends according to the most fashionable folks in the biz.

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Check out Iron City Grill’s brand-new brunch menu [Photos]

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The Iron City Brunch Burger is one of the new items on Iron City Grill’s menu. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Iron City Grill has released a brand-new brunch menu, and we couldn’t wait to try it! Keep reading to see our top picks & how you can brush up on your painting skills at Brunch + Brushes at Iron City Grill on August 15th!

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10 weekend events in Birmingham, July 29-31—details here

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So cool, so good. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

SWELTER ALERT: summer heat hits Birmingham, July 29-31, with temps in the 90s. While sweating is not for me, there are lots of fun ways to stay cool—pools, splash pads, ice cream + slushies to name a few. I also suggest staying in the delightful A/C and scrolling through events + more happening around the ‘ham this weekend.

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36 new home listings in Birmingham, July 29-31—find yours now

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Are you looking for a new home in Birmingham? We’ve got 36 fresh, new listings for you to check out this weekend – you’re sure to find the perfect home for you. Enjoy!

Photo of 3 MONTEVALLO TERRACE MOUNTAIN BROOK
3 MONTEVALLO TERRACE MOUNTAIN BROOK,AL 35213 (RealtySouth)


3 MONTEVALLO TERRACE
MOUNTAIN BROOK,AL 35213
sq. ft.
4 bedrooms 4 full/0 half baths
$999900
For more info, contact Laurie Smith at 205-478-5872 or email lsmith@realtysouth.com


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United Way Workshop: New student loan guidelines make it easier to secure mortgage

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Students from Miles College. Photo via Miles College

Are your student loans preventing you from securing a mortgage to purchase a dream home? 

According to a recent United Way of Central Alabama workshop about college debt and new Federal Housing Administration — FHA home loan guidelines, help is on the way.

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Back to normalcy. AHSAA held its first in-person Summer Conference and North-South All-Star games since 2019.

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AHSAA North-South All-Star Game. Photo via Matthew Nibblet for Bham Now

Back to normalcy.

After a one-year absence, the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) held its first in-person Summer Conference — the largest annual gathering in the state of Alabama.

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Alabama Audubon approves of new NBA G-League Squadron name

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Brown pelicans are known for their majestic flights! Photo by Joshua J. Cotten on Unsplash

While some may have been confused by the announcement of “Squadron” as Birmingham’s NBA G-League team name, bird experts smiled from beak to beak. Keep reading to learn about the brown pelican and how it landed in Birmingham.

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Check out why Birmingham got $450K for bioscience growth

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Birmingham’s getting $450K for bioscience growth—wow. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Birmingham has stepped up its science game! Thanks to impressive research centers like UAB, Birmingham is getting $450K from the Department of Commerce. We’re excited this money will help out our bioscience jobs. Wanna know more? Read on for all the deets.

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Cahaba Brewing Co. debuts rum, spirits + cocktails—details here

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Cahaba Brewing Co. now sells rum. Photo via Cahaba Brewing Co.

Cahaba Brewing Company’s beloved beers are now sharing the spotlight. The brewery has announced they’ve added spirits and cocktails to their menu with the delicious release of their Cahaba Rum. Read on for all the details.

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July 29 is National Intern Day! Celebrate with the Bham Now interns

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Our interns are always ready for an impromptu photo shoot. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Yes, there really is a holiday for just about everything. We’re celebrating National Intern Day the best way we know how, by introducing you to our stellar Bham Now interns. Birmingham has some incredible internships to offer, but we’ve definitely snagged top talent. Keep reading to meet our crew!

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Feast makes Birmingham catering easier for your favorite restaurants—and you

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Get ready to feast on tasty food that gives back to your go-to restaurants. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

This past year has been tough for… well, pretty much everyone, and especially the restaurant industry. That’s why Feast is doing everything they can to help local restaurants. Meet Feast, your new go-to for Birmingham catering.

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5 shows you need to see at Red Mountain Theatre in 2021-22

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Keith Cromwell, Executive Director, in front of Red Mountain Theatre Company’s incredible new building. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

If you’ve been missing live theatre, you need to get out your calendar and set reminders for these dates. Not only will Red Mountain Theatre be back for the 2021-22 season, but they’ll be in their new, state-of-the-art facility in Parkside. The first show starts December 3, 2021.

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Birmingham Rapid Transit buses bring speedy travel to The Magic City

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The Birmingham Rapid Transit system will bring faster public transportation to The Magic City. Photo via City of Birmingham
The Birmingham Rapid Transit system will bring faster public transportation to The Magic City. Photo via City of Birmingham

A bus running every 15 minutes? This may sound like a fantasy, but it’s coming to Birmingham in less than a year. The City of Birmingham is partnering up with the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) to bring the Birmingham Rapid Transit system to life. Keep reading to learn more.

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5 of the best juice bars in Birmingham that you have to try

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Everything is going to be just juicy with these amazing juices we have lined up for you! Photo via Farm Bowl and Juice Co.

If you want to cool down while staying healthy during the hot Alabama summer, we have the perfect pick for you. There’s nothing better than a refreshing fresh-squeezed juice, so we rounded up the best juice bars in Birmingham for you to start trying out.

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