New ‘Brewery-Style’ Car Wash begins construction on 280

Tattersall Park, a newly revived development led by EBSCO, is soon to add two quite different types of businesses.

The first we reported on was the Next Levl Recreational Park.

Now, we announce to you that Blue Rain Express Car Wash is soon to begin construction on its 2nd location!

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Being an all glass building, you can see the process, as Mr. Bailey would say, it’s like a brewery style – Rendering provided by Brad Bailey

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Building Birmingham’s green highway

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Ruffner staff and volunteers working on the Old Irondale trailhead – photo provided by Ruffner Mountain

Last night, Bham Now talked to Carlee Sanford, Executive Director at Ruffner Mountain about a post on Facebook by the popular nature center that was getting a great deal of attention on social media  about the Old Irondale Trailhead becoming inaccessible to the general public.

As of 5:00am, the post had been shared over 220 times. You can visit Ruffner’s Facebook page to read the lengthy post, which describes the status of the property surrounding the Old Irondale trailhead and the missed opportunity and challenges to permanently save this important entry point to Ruffner Mountain.

Despite the news, Sanford passionately made clear her vision why the land at the trailhead, Ruffner Mountain and the necklace of parks and trails around Birmingham matters.

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Join us tonight at Good People Brewery. Bonus – GBHS Adoption Truck will be there!

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Reg and Will of The Morning Blend, BMR

Would you like to know Scott Register’s (better known as Reg of Reg’s Coffee House) most embarrassing moment on air?  What about who has had the most influence on Will Lochamy (of BMR)?  If they could reverse the clock 20 years, what would they do differently?   Wait – are they related?  Get tickets now.

If you’re like me, I can’t wait to hear what these two Birmingham icons have to reveal.

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Cahaba River Society honors clean water champions

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Cahaba Vision Award winner Natalie Kelly and CRS Executive Director Beth Stewart

“The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.” ~ Wendell Berry

Last Thursday, the Cahaba River Society (CRS) honored several local Birmingham businesses, organizations, educators and advocates at their annual meeting, which was held in Woodlawn. Continue reading “Cahaba River Society honors clean water champions”

Alabama Decatur Students Team with AT&T Employees to Learn Skills for Success

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A caring adult is a key factor to ensuring a student graduates from high school and succeeds beyond graduation. One in three young people do not have a mentor when growing up, according to recent research.

That’s why AT&T is teaming with DECA in Decatur, Alabama to provide mentoring to teens, helping them discover their career passions and potential.

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AT&T supports Decatur High School and Alabama DECA to provide mentoring to more students.

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Photos and eyewitness accounts from yesterday’s Birmingham Airport protest

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Protesters at the Birmingham Shuttlesworth Airport – Photo by Rupa Kitchens

Yesterday, hundreds protested President Trump’s executive order temporarily barring visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Bham Now collected comments and photos from local residents who participated in the demonstration that was organized in less than 24 hours.

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Friends of Shades Creek – Meet your friendly neighborhood salamander

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Last Saturday in Homewood, nature lovers and people of all ages, got to meet their “friendly neighborhood salamanders” at The Friends of Shades Creek’s  13th Annual Salamander Festival.

One of the most exciting exhibits at the festival was getting to hold the salamanders. Children and adults lined up to “wet” their hands and have the chance to hold the yellow spotted salamanders. It drew quite the crowd.

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Your new BFF – 45th Annual Birmingham Feline Fanciers Cat Show

The Birmingham Feline Fanciers (BFF) hosted their 45th Annual Cat Show Saturday, January 28th and Sunday, January 29th at the Zamora Temple.  According to Becki Vance, vice president of the BFF, an estimated one hundred seventy cats representing fifty different breeds competed in the eight ring contest.   Continue reading “Your new BFF – 45th Annual Birmingham Feline Fanciers Cat Show”

Never Again, Not Now, Not Later: From Bergen-Belsen to Birmingham

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Marty and Shirley Aaron have the type of romance Disney wants you to believe in.

From the BHEC Darkness into Light exhibit

Both in their 80’s, they hold hands at the grocery store, call each other sickly adorable names, and look like they were just drawn for each other in a story book.

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