Uniquely Birmingham! New students at Birmingham-Southern tour the city – and you can, too.

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Students take on new challenges at Southern Museum of Flight! Photo via Birmingham-Southern College

Birmingham-Southern College has a unique way of welcoming incoming students to the Magic City. They developed the ultimate choose-your-own-adventure of our beloved Birmingham, AL, and we’re sharing it with you! It’s the perfect way to spend a Saturday for old and new Birminghamians alike.

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3 places to donate blood in Birmingham—and why it’s important

Bham Nowers Pat Byington and Beth Cunningham after donating blood! Photo via Beth Cunningham

Half an hour of your time could save up to three lives. Donating blood is one of the easiest ways to do something good—it doesn’t cost money, it’s quick, and you get free snacks after! Here are 3 places to donate right here in Birmingham, AL.

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Down the drain and out of sight! Where does your wastewater go in Jefferson Co?

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Local school groups regularly tour the Jefferson County water reclamation facilities to learn all about how their water is treated and where it comes from! Photo via Jefferson County

How many times a day do you run a faucet, take a shower or flush a toilet? As the wastewater spins down the drain and heads into oblivion—where does it actually go? Here’s an inside look at what goes on beyond the flush right here in Jefferson County.

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Buying goods online? 11 Internet purchase meetup spots in Birmingham

Birmingham Police Headquarters on 1st Ave. N. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Online marketplaces such as eBay, Facebook Marketplace, and others have exploded in popularity. However, traveling to a stranger’s house to pick up an item can make you think twice. Luckily for Birmingham—there’s another option. Meetup spots for Internet purchase exchanges! Read on for the details.

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Activist, Author, Director, Rocket Scientist—Meet the 2019 Alabama Humanities Fellows

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2019 Alabama Humanities Fellow Fred Gray with Martin Luther King Jr. Photo via Gray’s book, “Bus Ride to Justice”

A nationally recognized civil rights activist. A deputy director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. A Pulitzer Prize winner. A NASA engineer. This year’s Alabama Humanities Fellows are an impressive group, to say the least—and you have the opportunity to hear them speak right here in Birmingham, AL.

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4 things you must do before Labor Day. PLUS a special Birmingham deal to get you there.

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BBVA Field sunsets are unmatched! Photo via Birmingham Legion FC on Facebook.

As the sun sets on another Birmingham, AL summer, there’s still time for one last hoorah. You know Bham Now is here to make this easy. We’ve pulled together the 4 ‘must-do’ places to check out before Labor Day weekend. Birmingham City School employees, be sure to read till the end for a special deal just for you compliments of Adamson Ford.

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Your ultimate guide to Birmingham Restaurant Week 2019: Celebrate 10 years of BRW August 16-25

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Dreamland BBQ serving up some Birmingham classics. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

The 10th annual Birmingham Restaurant Week presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is taking over the city August 16-25, 2019. Almost 60 restaurants are offering killer deals all over Birmingham, AL—how will you ever know where to start? We’ve got you covered.

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5 questions you should ask before building a house in Birmingham, answered by a top building expert

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I just imagine sitting in this study and feeling quite intelligent and important. Photo via Slate Barganier

Building a house can be one of the most daunting tasks you can take on. Whether you’re a newly married couple, a professional looking for something permanent, empty nesters, or anything in-between—we found the top 5 questions you need to ask and sought out answers from a top building expert in Birmingham, AL.  Keep reading to see what we found.

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It’s HOT outside. 5 ways to handle the Birmingham heatwave

Heatwaves can be more than uncomfortable—they can be dangerous. Photo via National Weather Service

A heatwave is coming, a heatwave is coming! No, really—the National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning in Birmingham, AL for Tuesday, August 13. Here’s all you need to know, along with 5 actions to take to stay safe!

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Party in the streets! Woodlawn Market to host first-ever night market August 10

Street dance is a common sight at the Woodlawn Market! Photo via Facebook.

Woodlawn Market is an urban street market in the heart of Historic Woodlawn. They are halfway through their 6th season, and on Saturday, August 10, they are hosting their first-ever night market from 5-9pm! Find all the details here.

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7 doggy daycares in Birmingham for the pup parent on the go (plus cute dog pics)

Playtime sure can wear you out! Photo via We Talk Dog (number 7!)

Everyone knows there are all kinds of childcare options for the working parent. But what about the parents whose kids are a little-uh-fluffier? Don’t worry, pup parents—you’re important too. Here are 7 options for doggy daycares in Birmingham, AL!

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13 Air Bnbs in Birmingham, AL perfect for your next weekend getaway

Scroll down to number 11 for more details on this beauty! All photos via Air Bnb website.

Birmingham, AL has become quite the destination for food and drink, live music, sports, and much more. This is no secret to locals—but as it brings more and more people to the city, accommodations are growing. We’ve got 13 Air Bnb listings all over the city with a 4-star rating or higher!

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New upscale hotel open in ever-expanding downtown Birmingham

This new hotel is within walking distance of the downtown business district. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now.

Looking for the hot new place to recommend when out-of-town friends ask where to stay? Need a downtown spot to host your next business meeting? We’ve got just the place! Check out the newest hotel in downtown Birmingham.

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Amendment passed to increase access to healthy foods in Birmingham

Healthy food is important to all ages, but it’s essential to the healthy development of children. Photo via UAB Medicine.

Birmingham, AL is experiencing massive growth. That’s no surprise to any Bham Now readers. Recently, the city government passed legislation to meet a need Birmingham residents have—lack of access to fresh and healthy foods.

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