State health officials share COVID-19 updates, including Thanksgiving plans + vaccine information

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State health officials announce news on when Alabama will receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Photo via Unsplash

During a press conference today, November 23, 2020, State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mary McIntyre shared updates on COVID-19 in Alabama. They discussed rising numbers and safety practices as we move into the holidays, along with a rough timeline for when the first round of vaccines will be administered.

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United Way of Central Alabama expands to Chilton, adding a sixth county

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Drew Langloh, President and CEO of United Way of Central Alabama, announces the expansion of the organization to Chilton County. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA) is expanding to Chilton County after voting to combine efforts with Chilton County United Way (UWCC). At a recent press conference, members from both boards announced the new transition. Representatives also shared plans moving forward in 2021, including the Hope Happens campaign.

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“Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle” retells history at the Birmingham Museum of Art

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Kate Crawford, Curator of American Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art, walks us through what makes the exhibit particularly special. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle is a series that implores viewers to look through an alternative lens of early American history. The preeminent American modernist Jacob Lawrence uses vivid images with a narrative style to showcase how women and people of color helped shape the founding of our nation. Kate Crawford, the Curator of American Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA), walks us through the significance of this incredible series.

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Your cheat sheet to 5 holiday wines you should bring to the table this year

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This can be a daunting site when choosing holiday wines, but Red or White is making it easy for us this year. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

It’s time to read between the wines—picking out the ideal holiday wines for parties and dinners this season is an unfairly labeled stressful task. If you’re ready to pop the cork, but the wine aisle is starting to look like a math problem, turn to the experts at Birmingham’s Red or White.

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“The Ronald McDonald House will always mean strength.” Read the Hubbards’ story

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The Ronald McDonald House is helping make life a little easier for families with sick children. Photo via Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama

What does the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama (RMHCA) mean to you? For the Hubbard family, RMHCA means support and a safe place to stay after a heart transplant surgery. Hear how the Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham became a big blessing and the ways it’s impacting community members, including a local doctor.

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Tired of feeling out of the loop? Your weekly update of Birmingham business news

Kickin’ off the week with some great weather and even better business news. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Got those mid-November/daylight savings time blues? It won’t be hard to turn that frown upside down after reading all about what good news is in-store for the Birmingham business scene. 

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Why making these oral hygiene mistakes could cost you—tips from an expert

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Dr. Bailey Crow with StoneCreek Dental Care. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Let’s be honest, we tend to bend the tooth a little bit when it comes to convos with our dentist. But, not keeping up with your oral hygiene could have severe effects on your health. StoneCreek Dental Care’s Dr. Bailey Crow gave us the scoop on what mistakes we’re making and why they could be detrimental.

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3 ways Jimmie Hale Mission gives back + provides a future to people in need

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A client at Jimmie Hale Mission receives keys to the apartment he’ll move into upon graduating from the nonprofit’s program. Photo via Jimmie Hale Mission

There are a lot of ways Jimmie Hale Mission (JHM) gives back to Birmingham’s community, but there aren’t a lot of organizations offering similar free services. Discover how your donation is changing lives and providing opportunities for members to have a future full of hope at this one-of-a-kind nonprofit.

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3 jewelry trends to add to your wish list. Shop them Nov. 16-22 at Diamonds Direct Holiday Showcase

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‘Tis the season for plenty of sparkle. Photo via Hannah Williams for Bham Now

It’s officially the most wonderful time of year. The part where we start sending our significant others not-so-subtle hints about what we’d like to find under the tree next month. If your partner could use a nudge in the right direction or you’re looking for the perfect present for family and friends, find the trendiest jewelry during Birmingham’s Diamonds Direct Holiday Showcase, Monday, November 16-Sunday November 22.

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Hear how one Nashville sound designer got his start at the Virginia Samford Theatre

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Justin Walker returns to the sound booth as a professional, where he was once just learning the ropes as a high school student. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

When Toto pulls back the curtain at the Virginia Samford Theatre (VST), you won’t find the Wizard of Oz, but Justin Walker. Learn how the man behind the scenes and a Birmingham native became an integral component for shows in Nashville and beyond. Plus, hear why it was an honor to return to the theatre as a sound designer for Frozen Jr. and The Fantasticks.

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Finding jobs in Alabama doesn’t have to be hard—5 resources available

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Central Six has tons of resources for landing your next job, including training! Photo via Central Six AlabamaWorks!

Do anyone else’s eyes totally glaze over when scrolling through job sites? We spoke with Central Six AlabamaWorks! personal job seeker concierge, Christina Dykes, for avoiding blue light fatigue and connecting with jobs in Alabama. Here’s what she had to say.

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Good news for job seekers, business openings + free events

Get ready for good news in 3…2….1. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

When someone tells me to “look on the bright side,” all I can think about is covering that suggestion in some major shade. But, amidst the chaos, there are some things to smile about this Tuesday. Keep reading for for what’s hot 🔥 in the Ham regarding business news, events and jobs.

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Shop and celebrate with virtual events + more at Market Noel, November 17-22

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Get ready for tons of holiday cheer at Market Noel happening November 16-22. Photo via the Junior League of Birmingham

Want to know one thing that’s not canceled this year? Holiday cheer! And the Junior League of Birmingham (JLB) is bringing a sleigh full of it during their first-ever virtual Market Noel. Shop safely from over 50 vendors and virtually attend some new, and exciting events throughout the week when you purchase a ticket to the market happening Tuesday, November 17 through Sunday, November 22.

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The local feral cat issue is in crisis. Meet one resident tackling the problem

Meet Fluffy. Photo via Cindy Martin

Walking around my neighborhood, you’ll quickly notice that feral cats almost outnumber the human residents. And while they may be cute, they’re definitely a problem. Birmingham resident Kathy Stiles Freeland is leading an initiative against the issues feral cats wreak on our environment—here’s how.

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