5 Bham cocktails perfect for the holidays—or for the Iron Bowl

Share with whoever you’re video chatting with this year. Photo via @brookelark on Unsplash

Since celebrations are a little (ok, a lot) more low-key this year, we’re always looking for some fun ways to spice it up. We rounded up five festive drinks you can use to celebrate whatever you’re most looking forward to in these next several weeks. Cheers to staying in, and cheers to having fun while supporting local.

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Birmingham researchers lead the way in COVID-19 vaccine development

2020 is the year of the epidemiologist. Photo via @nci on Unsplash

If you’re spending much time online these days, you’re probably seeing a whole flood of information about potential COVID-19 vaccines. Southern Research is helping lead the way from right here in Birmingham, and they’re getting closer every day. Here’s what you need to know.

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3 toy drives in Birmingham + how to support local children this season

The most wonderful time of the year. Photo via Thandy Yung on Unsplash

Dr. Seuss said it best: “What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?” Even though we can all agree the holiday season is about more than material things, bringing a little magic into a child’s life is a wonderful way to celebrate. Here’s how to do it in Birmingham.

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Get an inside look at student life right here in Birmingham—here’s how

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It might look a little different, but the pursuit of higher education will always be one we support. Photo via BSC

Every in-person event looks different in 2020, but some institutions are using that as a way to get creative with how they host. Birmingham-Southern College has a fresh new way to connect current students with the outside world. Check it out!

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Birmingham architects receive top marks from national judges

Read on to get the deets on this award-winning home. Photo via Krumdieck A+I

The American Institute of Architects recently hosted their 2020 design awards, and members of our local Birmingham chapter brought home quite a few top marks. Check out the award-winning projects here—you might just recognize a few.

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5 things you never knew about Alabama Marble, the “finest marble in the world”

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Hello, gorgeous. Design by GCI Design; photo via AM3 Stone

Did you know that some of the finest marble in the world is mined right here in Alabama? Alabama Marble Mineral & Mining Co. (AM3 Stone) is the exclusive purveyor of Alabama Marble, and they’re headquartered here in the Birmingham area. Keep reading to learn more about this state treasure—the facts might just surprise you.

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Your ultimate Birmingham holiday gift guide + exclusive local deals

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Puppies not included, but isn’t that the gift we all really want? Photo via @jakobowens1 on Unsplash

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… but it can also be the most stressful. We’re making holiday shopping easy by bringing you the best gift ideas for everyone on your nice list, all from Birmingham small businesses. Check it out, then start checking off your list.

Pssst: Read through to the end to learn how you can win over $900 in prizes from these local businesses.

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Time to put the Gardens to bed—fall plant tips from the pros

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We love learning alongside the top-notch volunteers and devoted members at the Gardens. Photo via Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Temps are cooling, leaves are changing… autumn has officially arrived in Birmingham. We caught up with the plant experts from the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens to get gardening advice as we head into winter. Here’s what you need to know!

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How to support domestic violence survivors in Birmingham today

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Whether you support with your time or your finances, it all makes a difference. Photo via First Light on Facebook

Domestic and intimate partner violence are all too common, even in today’s world. These Birmingham organizations are combatting abuse by supporting survivors, generating awareness and more. Here’s how you can join the fight.

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Buffalo Rock to expand operations in a $75 million Birmingham investment

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The announcement was made on November 9, 2020. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Buffalo Rock is a 119-year-old company that’s headquartered right here in Birmingham. Today, they announced a massive expansion to their local operations. Here’s what it means for Birmingham.

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Get an inside look at the technology fighting lung cancer in Birmingham

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We could all use an extra deep breath or two this year. Photo via Princeton Baptist Medical Center

Did you know Birmingham has some of the most advanced technologies in the world when it comes to lung cancer diagnosis and treatment? November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and we caught up with a local expert to learn more about how he and his team are saving lives, one breath at a time.

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Get your Thanksgiving meal with a side of home—here’s how

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Simone Harris, Senior Leasing Agent at Alabama Rental Property, is originally from Cincinnati, OH. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Alabama Rental Property helps Birmingham residents find a place to call home, no matter what their needs are. We caught up with one Birmingham native who’s been a tenant for a few years to learn about his experience. Learn all about it, plus find out how you can get a free Thanksgiving feast for you and yours.

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What a record-breaking year for the housing market means in Birmingham

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These signs aren’t staying up for long in Birmingham. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

2020 has been a wild ride in more ways than one, and we’ve seen the global pandemic affect every part of our lives. How has it affected the housing market in Birmingham? We broke it down for you—check it out.

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7 Birmingham nonprofits that support children with special needs

Pure. Joy. Photo via The Arc of Central Alabama on Facebook

The season of giving is officially here, and we could all use a little extra goodness in our lives right now. These local organizations are doing incredible work for Birmingham children with special needs. Check them out + learn how you can support today.

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