Over 700 people attended the inaugural Alabama Greek Picnic in Linn Park this weekend

Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta Sigma Theta take a group picture in Linn Park. Photo via Keys Tha Shooter

This past weekend was the Inaugural Alabama Greek Picnic (ALGP) in Birmingham. Although the event is not solely for members of Greek organizations, it is an opportunity for members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council to celebrate unity amongst organizations, give to the community, and fellowship amongst one another.

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15 Birmingham wing spots you must try, including Green Acres

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The best-kept secret in Birmingham is inside a brown paper bag from Green Acres. Photo via Marcus Walton

If Birmingham is known for anything, it’s the chicken wing! In every corner of the city, there is some delicious chicken that you can grab and satisfy your appetite. I’ve put together a list of the city’s most talked about restaurants that serve some of the best chicken wings you will find on this side of Dixie.

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$1.6 Million will go to ‘100 Homes, 100 Days’ renovations across the 99 neighborhoods

Council President Valerie Abbott and City Council members Darrell O’Quinn, Sheila Tyson and John Hilliard attended the press conference in the Wahouma neighborhood via City of Birmingham.

Last month, Mayor Woodfin announced the “100 Homes, 100 Days” project that will repair the homes of citizens across the city.

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3 things I learned about YPBirmingham, as they celebrate 10 years of networking

YP Birmingham Board Members: (l-r): Mario Addison, Ryan D’Alessio, Ryan Smith, Randall Porter, Brailyn Hardy, George Constantine, Lorenzo Johnson, and Emily Bentley via Cody Short for Bham Now

For 10 years YPBirmingham continues to create networks that anyone can join.

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Ensley Greenway completes phase one of Village Creek Trail

The trail bridge crossing Village Creek. Photo Courtesy of Cody Short for Bham Now.

There are usually hidden treasures in different neighborhoods, and in Ensley it’s Village Creek Trail (Ensley Greenway). The completed Ensley Greenway is the start of a larger trail system that’s 2.5 miles long between Avenue F to Avenue W. The greenway is almost complete, but is open for visitors.

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From probation to accreditation, the Birmingham City Schools system awarded full district accreditation

Kids at Linn Park participating in the R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Back to School Rally, via Birmingham City Schools Facebook page

Birmingham City Schools  (BCS) has been given full district accreditation by AdvancED, the national accrediting agency. Continue reading “From probation to accreditation, the Birmingham City Schools system awarded full district accreditation”

Over $25,000 will go to Birmingham Education Foundation from man who walked to work

Walter Carr. Photo Courtesy via Bellhops’ YouTube page.
The Story

You may have heard of the inspiring story of Walter Carr by now. The young man that was determined to make it to his first day of work, despite his car breaking down the day before, is now donating money to the Birmingham Education Foundation.

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A closer look at new plans for Printer’s Corner on 18th Street, 2nd Ave. South

Depiction of Printer’s Corner sitting on 18th Street and 2nd Ave. South, via H2 Real Estate
“You Are Beautiful”

Orchestra Partners, a local strategic development company, announces the remodeling plan of Printer’s Corner, a historic building, that was once used as a major printing press. Located in the 18th Street South Parkside District, the building is known for its shell structure and graffiti reading, “You Are Beautiful”. H2 Real Estate is the listing agency.

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The top 5 Birmingham GoFundMe initiatives including Parker High School Band Uniforms

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Walkers on the Kiwanis Vulcan Trail

GoFundMe is the popular social campaign fundraising platform, that many people utilize to raise money towards efforts that are dear to their hearts. Gathered here are some touching stories of a high school band, an athlete, a disabled person, and more, who are all looking for some assistance to help them through life’s challenging road blocks. New to Bham Now, we will periodically highlight new GoFundMe campaigns in the Birmingham area.

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