Craving something really tasty? Taste of Five Points at Vulcan Park and Museum is May 8!

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Five Points South, in the heart of Birmingham’s Southside, is rich and abundant in cultural diversity and history. Vulcan Park and Museum invites you to celebrate the flavors and history of the area at the Taste of Five Points event on May 8. You will enjoy samples from some of the restaurants that helped establish Birmingham’s national culinary reputation.

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German based automobile company opens manufacturing plant in Birmingham area

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Mollertech officials and Alabama Department of Commerce
Secretary Greg Canfield cut the ribbon on the new facility – via Alabama Department of Commerce

Okay, so maybe Birmingham didn’t land the new Amazon facility. But the area did just land a new $46.3 million state-of-the-art automobile manufacturing facility. And that’s pretty cool.

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Vulcan Park and Museum brings history to life with exciting educational programs

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Vulcan – photo via reddit.com.

Who doesn’t love Vulcan? Birmingham’s famous Iron Statue serves many roles. He’s a watcher over the city, a symbol of growth and prosperity, and a tourist attraction unlike any other. But there’s more to Vulcan Park and Museum than meets the eye.

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Birmingham native Charles Barkley will host SNL for 4th time

NBC’s popular late night comedy sketch series, Saturday Night Live, has been on a break as NBC has covered the 2018 Winter Olympics. But this Saturday, SNL is back, and none other than Birmingham native and NBA legend Charles Barkley will be serving as special guest host.

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Birmingham native Charles Barkley will host SNL for the 4th time – image via www.si.com

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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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