Take a look inside the Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County as they celebrate one year in Pelham

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Ms. Harriett Kuvinka works with Physical Therapist Christina Peoples build strength in her arms in the rehabilitation gym. (Photo by Christine Hull for Bham Now)

It’s been one year since Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Shelby County opened their doors in Pelham. In honor of the hospital’s one-year anniversary, Bham Now took a behind the scenes tour to get the inside scoop on what goes on day-to-day. Find out what makes the hospital stand out and and who’s behind the exceptional care. *Caution: extremely heartwarming photos ahead.

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6 tips to turn your Birmingham backyard into a stunning oasis this spring

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Is your backyard ready for warmer weather? Here are six ways to prepare your outdoor space for summer entertaining.
Is your backyard ready for warmer weather? Here are six ways to prepare your outdoor space for summer entertaining.

Spring has sprung, y’all! What’s your backyard situation looking like after that rainy, cold winter?  If it’s anything like mine, it needs a little attention…ok, a LOT of attention. Here are six ways to spruce up your Birmingham backyard just in time for warmer weather!

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New apartments, retail space coming to historic former Bessemer city hall

The 60-unit, multi-use space will be the first redevelopment of its kind in downtown Bessemer.
The 60-unit, multi-use space will be the first redevelopment of its kind in downtown Bessemer. (Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now)

Plans are in the works to transform Bessemer’s former city hall space into a mixed-use development, bringing new housing units and retail space downtown. This is great news and a huge step in revitalizing the downtown Bessemer area! Here’s why.

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United Way of Central Alabama raised $194,143 for long term Lee County tornado disaster relief

United Way of Central Alabama’s Drew Langloh presents United Way of Lee County’s Becky Benton a $194, 143 check for Lee County Tornado Recovery efforts. Screenshot of video from the United Way of Central Alabama

Following up on a story Bham Now published in March, the United Way of Central Alabama presented a check of $194,143 to the United Way of Lee County to support long term tornado disaster relief.

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5 things to know about The Flying Biscuit Café breakfast chain coming to Birmingham

Shrimp and Grits Southern Style Biscuit Benedict. This is everything I never knew I always wanted. (Photo via Facebook)

The Flying Biscuit Café is headed to ‘ham! The Atlanta based breakfast and southern food chain will open in the Shops at the Colonnade on Hwy. 280 this summer. Here’s what you need to know about Birmingham’s newest breakfast joint.

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American Idol: Birmingham’s Walker Burroughs now in top 8

Walker Burroughs with celebrity host Ryan Seacrest  after his performance on American Idol Sunday, April 21.
Walker Burroughs with celebrity host Ryan Seacrest after his performance on American Idol Sunday, April 21. (Photo via ABC)

America has spoken, and Birmingham’s Walker Burroughs is now in the top 8 of this season’s American Idol race! Read on to find out about Burroughs Sunday night performance. Also, how to get your hands on #walker4idol t-shirts, attend watch parties and vote on this week’s show.

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5 easy steps to purchasing a car through Driver’s Way’s Fast Lane Purchase tool

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Purchase your next vehicle from Driver’s Way. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

In the market for a new car, but have no time to go to a dealership to find one? I have the 411 on a really handy service that is easy to use, stress-free and will also save you hours at a dealership—the Fast Lane Purchase tool by Driver’s Way. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how and why you should use it during your next car purchase.

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4 steps to spring cleaning your beauty routine with Birmingham based Freedom Soap Company

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Spring cleaning is something I look forward to all year. I just love the feeling of cleaning out and cleaning up my space—that includes my cosmetics. Here are 4 ways to spring clean your beauty routine and make sure your products are eco-friendly just in time for Earth Day! Plus one must-try Birmingham based soap and skincare brand.

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The Market at Pepper Place named best Farmers Market in Alabama by Delish.com

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Buy local at the Market at Pepper Place on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon. Photo via Market at Pepper Place, Instagram

The Market at Pepper Place has been named the best Farmers Market in Alabama by Delish.com, one of the most popular digital food-related destination sites in the U.S.

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