Amazing Meals on Wheels volunteers impact lives everyday

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Meals on Wheels volunteers Jimy George and Franke Browne, photo courtesy of United Way of Central Alabama
Amazing Meals on Wheels Volunteers

A meal can change a life. That’s the lesson Jimy George and Franke Browne, two Alabama Power employees, have learned as volunteers for United Way of Central Alabama’s Meals on Wheels program.   Continue reading “Amazing Meals on Wheels volunteers impact lives everyday”

Tropicaleo brings Puerto Rican-inspired cuisine to Avondale

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Tropicaleo owners, Isabel and Gabriel Merraro. Photo via Iron City.

The boom continues for Avondale as Tropicaleo opens for business. Nestled at the end of the 4400 block of Fourth Ave. S. sits Tropicaleo – a Puerto Rican-inspired restaurant that offers a fast and casual dining experience. Continue reading “Tropicaleo brings Puerto Rican-inspired cuisine to Avondale”

Birmingham Top Ten, Thanksgiving Edition: November 16 – 22

I just really like the photoshop job here

Prepare for Thanksgiving, help the BORG, solve a hilarious murder, all in a single week!  And on a totally unrelated note, check out some guy I found on Youtube “securely erasing” computer hard drives with thermite!  Don’t worry, securing your devices for recycling doesn’t always require welding supplies – it’s just more fun that way.  Here’s what’s up in Birmingham: Continue reading “Birmingham Top Ten, Thanksgiving Edition: November 16 – 22”

Support oyster shell recycling and clean water this week at Good People

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Good People Brewing Company is supporting the Alabama Coastal Foundation to week – Photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

This week, the Alabama Coastal Foundation is asking people to “Connect to Your Coast” by dropping in at Good People Brewing Company and having a pint or two of Good People’s Urban Farmer.

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Where to eat this week to help the homeless of Birmingham

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If the weather’s nice, treat yourself to taco Tuesday on Rojo’s deck. (Many thanks to Rojo for this pic)

This week some of your favorite Birmingham restaurants are teaming up with One Roof to fight to end homelessness. Eat great food for a great cause this week at these local restaurants!

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Adorable All-star Instagram cats of Birmingham

When the kitty matches the pillows… @raptorwife

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Meet some Magic City Cats of Instagram!

We love dogs too…and Birmingham martinis, and architecture, and Birmingham characters!  Every week Bham Now will share top Bham ‘Instaham’ posts. Meanwhile, check out these cool cats!

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Small business Monday – Focus on 55th Place Thrift Store

 

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Gwen Harkness, co-president of 55th Place Thrift Store. Photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now.

Do you love to hunt for treasure? Want to find a designer coat for a couple of bucks or vintage vinyl? What if you knew that every penny goes to help needy Birmingham residents? Gwen Harkness, co-president of 55th Place Thrift, tells us all about this Woodlawn gem in this week’s edition of Small Business Monday. Continue reading “Small business Monday – Focus on 55th Place Thrift Store”