Here are 3 reasons why the Ford Mustang is the perfect car to drive around Birmingham, according to ‘GT Matt,’ Adamson Ford’s muscle-car expert

You can drive away in a Ford Mustang today. Photo by Jen Daniel for Bham Now

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Come rev some engines in Birmingham with GT Matt and get behind the wheel of an automobile that knows how to handle the road, especially in Birmingham. Matt is the Mustang Man at Adamson Ford, and he knows why drivers keep coming back to America’s classic performance car. Hint: vroom vroom!

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New Hotel Indigo in 5 Points South opens with a themed bar called the Rx Lounge that’s a throwback to the building’s medical history in Birmingham

Bar Supervisor at the Rx Lounge, Victoria Lawson, showing us the bar’s supply of flavored bitters in test tubes. Photo by Jen Daniel for Bham Now

Located at 1023 20th St South in Birmingham, Hotel Indigo recently completed a $5 million renovation to feature 63 rooms that are pet friendly. The boutique hotel also features the Rx Lounge, with a design nod to the building’s history as the Medical Arts Building.

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3 things Birmingham needs to know about the teen vaping epidemic, including ‘JUULing’

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The FDA recently categorized adolescent use of e-cigarettes as an epidemic. Photo for Bham Now
Does your child or friend use e-cigarettes? Vaping can be a trendy thing for adolescents to try. One look at #JUUL on social media chronicles an alarming trend among teens. You might not know because it’s easy to hide.

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As Birmingham and Homewood kick electric scooters to the curb, Bird introduces 4 tech products to ‘help local governments incorporate and manage e-scooters’

Bham Now staffers Wade Cline and Cody Short take two Bird scooters for a ride in Southside. Photo by Jen Daniel for Bham Now

Bird hopes its new GovTech platform will placate Birmingham, Homewood and all the other municipalities where the company operates in the U.S. Local governments can access it for free. Is this the answer to our scooter woes?

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Expect traffic delays this week, Birmingham drivers, as ALDOT continues work on Interstates 59/20 and I-65

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Rendering of Malfunction Junction in Birmingham after ALDOT completes its bridge project. Graphic by ALDOT

Next week lanes and ramps are closing on both I-59/20 and I-65. Here are the details, Birmingham drivers.

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Bird wants to take over Birmingham with electric scooters, and the $2 billion company doesn’t seem to care about regulations

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Bird scooters parked in front of the Clubhouse on Highland. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Yeah, it’s more of a world-domination thing with Bird electric scooters. Why? To get people out of cars. Electric scooters are a thing, people. They’re everywhere!

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There are mixed reactions when it comes to electric scooters in Birmingham

@drfresky styling and profiling before taking a spin on a Bird electric scooter in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo via Bird

The City of Birmingham recently sent a cease-and-desist letter to Bird, urging the electric-scooter company to purchase a business license. The company is also operating in Homewood. Looks like we are in backlash mode.

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This Mediterranean restaurant brand from Maryland just bought Zoës Kitchen for $300 million, so brace yourselves, Birmingham hummus lovers

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Cava bought Zoe’s Kitchen to form the largest, fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant chain in the U.S. Photo via Cava

You take Cava from Maryland and Zoës Kitchen from Texas by way of Birmingham, and what do you get? A new player in the national food scene that’s healthy, quick and veggie forward. We love you, Greek food!

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3 things to know about sepsis, including how Children’s of Alabama works to combat this deadly condition that’s often difficult to spot

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It’s a life-threatening condition, and it can be difficult to detect. Photo via Children’s of Alabama
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Sepsis can affect anyone, and it must be caught early. At Children’s of Alabama, they’re focusing on early detection, rapid treatment and continuous education to battle this hard-to-find condition. Here’s the good news: it’s working!

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These 3 real-life values drive the Morris family to continue building a successful Birmingham business with La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries

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Keeping the business in the family means keeping the family in the business. Photo via Curt Morris

It takes more than a father and two sons to keep a furniture business growing through generations. For the Morris family it’s about establishing a legacy of success through significant relationships and strong ties to the community.

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If you like movies and helping people, volunteer at Birmingham’s Sidewalk Film Festival, August 20-26

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James Brown and his wife Emily. They met at Sidewalk as volunteers! Photo via James Brown

So, you love all-things cinema and you love Birmingham. Then become a Sidewalk volunteer!  Birmingham’s annual film festival runs August 20-26.

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Avondale’s Cottages on Fifth to offer 10 single-family homes with access to 1GB fiber optic internet

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The homes range in size from 1,718 square feet to 1,803 square feet. Photo via Tyler Whitten

Construction recently started on a new residential development for Avondale called Cottages on Fifth. The white-brick courtyard homes are located on 3711 through 3729 Fifth Avenue South.

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5 things to know about Sidewalk Film Festival on August 20-26, including ‘White Tide: The Legend of Culebra’. Sign up for the Bham Now newsletter to win FREE tickets!

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A big lineup of indie films, lots of parties and all those moviegoers ready for their closeups. Photo by Joseph De Sciose via Sidewalk Film Festival

So many films! So many events! Our very own Sidewalk Film Festival celebrates 20 years, and it’s all happening August 20-26 in different venues around Birmingham. Get your tickets now.

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