Celebrate President’s Day by remembering these presidential visits to Birmingham

Washington’s Birthday? Lincoln’s? Both? While the reasons behind celebrating President’s Day may be unclear, one thing is for certain: today, I am feeling as patriotic as ever. This patriotism sparked my curiosity about Presidents who might have visited Birmingham. So, I cracked open the history books (okay, the Internet), and well, here’s what I found. Continue reading “Celebrate President’s Day by remembering these presidential visits to Birmingham”

These candidates come from all kinds of backgrounds – except politics

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Maybe it’s the “Trump Effect”? Maybe it’s the “Doug Jones Effect”? Whatever you want to call it, more and more people have been inspired to run for office in recent months. Candidates have come from all backgrounds and all across the state to vie for the chance to be your next elected official. Let’s took a look at some of these “new kids on the block”. Continue reading “These candidates come from all kinds of backgrounds – except politics”

Here are the candidates for Birmingham and state-wide elections

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If you’re like me, in the past few days you’ve noticed a plethora of campaign signs going up around town. And while most of us may be “electioned out” after December’s special Senate seat election, another election will soon be upon us. Candidates had until February 9th to meet the qualifications to run in party primaries, which are scheduled for June 5th, 2018. Bham Now has your guide to who’s running – from statewide offices to your local elected officials.

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Major changes coming to the Birmingham grocery scene

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Super Bowl weekend is one of the busiest times for area grocery stores – via Nine Cent Girl

Super Bowl Sunday has come and gone. Undoubtedly, this time each year is one of the busiest times for grocery stores, with customers stocking up for parties and get togethers. But could the way that we shop for and purchase our groceries be changing right before our very eyes? Let’s take a look at recent changes in the Birmingham grocery scene.

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Greatest Birmingham baseball players of all time

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Regions Field in Downtown Birmingham – photo by Hunter Drinkard for Bham Now

Batter’s up, Birmingham. Baseball season is right around the corner, and with the Birmingham City Council approving emergency repairs to historic Rickwood Field, we’re feeling nostalgic. Take a trip down Memory Lane with us as we remember some of Birmingham’s most famous baseball players.

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Walk, run, and bike your way to helping the Birmingham community

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image via Mercedes-Benz Marathon Facebook Page

If you’re like me, you’ve got a competitive side. I mean, c’mon, when you live in the home of the reigning College Football National Champions, you have to love a little friendly competition. Why not put that edge to good use? Here’s how you can get active, enjoy some competition, and do good in the Birmingham community.

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Homewood to open new pool and splash pad

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image via rickyspool.com

Okay, I know I’ve been talking a lot about the weather recently. But c’mon, this weekend’s weather has been AMAZING and definitely has me looking forward to summer. I can see it now – I’m lounging by the pool with a cold drink in my hand (water, of course), the sun is shining down on me (don’t worry I’m wearing sunscreen), and I can hear the sounds of children laughing. Where am I? Well, the newly renovated Homewood parks, of course!

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Things to do outdoors on this beautiful Birmingham weekend

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Weekend weather for Birmingham January 19-21 – image via www.abc3340.com

Well, whether you were snowed in or only saw a few flurries (I think we got the short end of the stick), one thing is for sure… This week was cold! We hope you took care of those pets, warmed up with some of our favorite Birmingham soups, and took advantage of your snow day by doing absolutely nothing. Alas, warm(er) weather is finally here! This weekend the temps will be risin’ and the sun will be shinin’. Here’s how to break that cabin fever, get outdoors, and make the most of this beautiful weekend in Birmingham.

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Find out what our Birmingham City Council approved on Tuesday

On Tuesday, the Birmingham City Council passed a resolution that will provide funding for emergency repairs to Rickwood Field stadium. The council accepted the $1,006,400 lump sum bid from JJ Morley Enterprises, Inc., who stated that the repairs are scheduled to be completed prior to this year’s Rickwood Classic.  Here’s what else they approved…

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5 hearty Birmingham soups to warm you up

Baby, it’s cold outside. If the first week of 2018 is any indication, Birmingham is in for a chilly few months. But with those cold winter nights comes the opportunity for some delicious comfort food to warm the soul. That’s why we’ve rounded up our favorite soups from Birmingham area restaurants to keep you and your family warm (and full) this winter season.

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