For the first time in years, social distancing is allowing us to slow down. The pandemic has broken every barrier and shown that we are truly all in this together. It’s the perfect time to reflect and refocus our thoughts on the bright side of things. Here are a few examples of the sunny side of social distancing.Continue reading “Looking on the bright side of social distancing in Birmingham”
The world is coming to Birmingham—just a little bit later than originally planned. The World Games Birmingham has been rescheduled to take place on July 7-17, 2022. Nick Sellers, CEO of The World Games Birmingham, provided insight to Bham Now about the decision. Keep reading for more details including the event’s positive outlook.Continue reading “The World Games Birmingham announces new dates for July 2022—including insight from Nick Sellers”
If we’ve learned anything from this pandemic, it’s that Birmingham will always support its local businesses. Now that we’re social distancing, bars have switched to serving up our favorite drinks curbside. Check out these five cocktail kits in Birmingham to kick off your springtime quarantine.Continue reading “5 curbside spring cocktails + Dread River’s helpful contribution to Birmingham”
Just when we were getting into the swing of a new decade, COVID-19 halted things in the blink of an eye. There’s nothing we can really do about it besides practicing social distancing and slathering on gallons of hand sanitizer. Whether you’re just getting to know someone or social distancing from your long-time partner, there’s still hope. You can still strike up a romance. It just requires a little creativity.Continue reading “Single and can’t mingle? Dating in Birmingham during a pandemic + 3 virtual date ideas”
Social distancing in Birmingham means staying at home, exploring the outdoors and trying to figure out how to get our comfort food fix without dining in a restaurant. We’ve got 20+ local spots serving up mouthwatering fried chicken sandwiches curbside. Check ’em out! *Warning: Drooling may occur.*Continue reading “20+ local spots in Birmingham to get a fried chicken sandwich curbside”
One week of quarantine down! No idea of how many to go. Now that we’ve got some free time on our hands, what better way to get through another week of social distancing than with some tunes. Check out a few of the songs that made the list. There’s something for everyone.Continue reading “Bham Now’s “Quarantunes” playlist to get you through the week”
As a part of Bham Now’s neighborhood series, we’re shining a spotlight on Birmingham’s Smithfield community. Keep reading to learn more about this historic area including Bethel House, A.H. Parker High School and gearing up for The World Games 2021.Continue reading “A spotlight on Birmingham’s Smithfield community—where history hides in plain sight”
Now that we’re practicing social distancing and springtime is here, it’s the perfect time to start that project that’s been in the back of your mind—a home garden. Check out these tips and tricks to develop your green thumb, including advice from Birmingham’s Trevor Mann of Walden FARMacy.Continue reading “Starting a home garden in Birmingham—including tips from Trevor Mann of Walden Farms”
It’s weird to think that just a few weeks ago, we were looking forward to fun events around Birmingham. Social distancing gives us plenty of time to update our calendars. Here’s the rundown of new dates for some of your fave local events.Continue reading “New dates for 7 favorite Birmingham events including Regions Tradition”
We’ve put together a guide to ways to get and give help during this time in Birmingham. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org as you hear of others and we’ll keep this guide up to date.
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Parking—it’s a headache sometimes. Now that downtown Birmingham is bustling with new business, restaurants, apartments and hotels, where are we going to park? Well, we’re just in luck. The city’s Design Review Committee just gave the thumbs up for a new parking deck downtown and we’ve got the scoop.Continue reading “New Birmingham parking deck will bring over 700 parking spaces to downtown”
I’ve always had a fascination with the unknown and unexplainable. What better day than Friday the 13th to explore just that in a city with a rich history and eccentric cultures. Check out these 5 places in Birmingham that’ll give you goosebumps.Continue reading “Check out these eerie Birmingham sites that’ll give you goosebumps”
Ready to switch up your workout routine? Birmingham is home to several aerial yoga studios where you can test out your acrobatic skills. Don’t let looks fool you—it’s a full-body workout! Check out these 4 local studios that offer aerial silk classes.Continue reading “Jazz up your workout routine with these 4 aerial yoga studios in Birmingham”
I’m always looking for ways to jazz up my neutral tone outfits. What better way to do that than repping local gems to show off some personality. Here are 7 Birmingham-based accessory and jewelry designers to put on your radar.Continue reading “7 local jewelry + accessory designers bringing spunk to Birmingham”
Birmingham is full of spectacular libraries—each with a jam-packed calendar of exciting events. Keep reading for your guide to library events happening around the Magic City in March.Continue reading “Your March guide to library events happening in Birmingham”