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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$40 million in capital funding means money for these 8 Birmingham projects, including new stairs for the downtown library

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SamU’Elle Blackspeare speaks at Bards & Brews, at the Birmingham Public Library. Photo via Birmingham Public Library

The Birmingham City Council recently approved $40 million in general obligation warrants and refinanced bonds, and that means there’s capital funding for several projects throughout the city, like new stairs for the central library downtown. More projects are getting a cut of the money, too.

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Learn all about international adoption on Sept. 22 with Children’s of Alabama

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The UAB International Adoption Clinic at Children’s of Alabama (IAC) helps families during and after their adoption process with medical, developmental and emotional/attachment education and support. While their primary focus is on international adoption, the IAC serves the domestic adoption population, as well. Photo via No Hands But Ours

If you’re interested in international adoption, but you are unsure about where to begin, Children’s of Alabama wants you to know that you and your family are never alone. Here’s how the UAB International Adoption Clinic at Children’s of Alabama guides you through the (sometimes complicated) process.

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Register now to run for the Crisis Center’s Just A Call Away 5K and fun run at Sloss Furnaces on August 11

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All serious or smiles? Either way, get ready to run for a cause that benefits all of us. Photo via Crisis Center

Help the Crisis Center set a new pace for FREE mental health services in Birmingham by registering TODAY for the Just A Call Away 5K and Fun Run on August 11 at Sloss Furnaces. Race starts at 8 a.m.

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Tech watch: 3 startups with ties to Birmingham, including MoovMo, a ride-sharing app for those using wheelchairs

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MoovMo founder Daryl Harris started a company that aims to create a ride-sharing platform for wheelchair-accessible vehicles.

In this week’s roundup of Birmingham tech news, we’re all about a startup focused on ride-sharing opportunities, a company that builds startups and an app for businesses that works like an in-house diversity coach.

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For Adamson Ford, giving back to the community includes reaching out to Birmingham’s homeless

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The Adamson Ford family having a little fun while volunteering at Serve Day at Birmingham’s Linn Park. Photo submitted

When they talk about family, they’re talking about community. Adamson Ford is all about Birmingham, especially when it comes to those locals who need some help making it from one day to the next.

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5 things to know about Alabama’s primary election tomorrow, including the crossover voting ban

A voter registration drive in Jefferson County, Alabama. Photo submitted

The polls will be open in less than 24 hours for Alabama’s primary runoffs. Alabama’s Democratic and Republican parties are both holding runoffs tomorrow, to decide the winners from the June 5 primaries. 1. Yes, you can vote, even if you didn’t vote in the primaries.

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La-Z-Boy’s newly remodeled store in Greystone reopens Saturday, July 14, with new inventory and free in-home design services!

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La-Z-Boy Senior Interior Designer Andrea Ford Schultz traveled from La-Z-Boy’s Michigan headquarters to manage the two-day renovation in Birmingham. Photo by J.H. Daniel for Bham Now

Want to know how to rock a room redo? Give yourself 48 hours (or more) with the  La-Z-Boy team, and let the certified design professionals work their magic for FREE.

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Update: Shipt goes all in, announces Birmingham expansion, promises 881 jobs

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Shipt is hiring! The company plans to bring 881 highly-skilled jobs to Birmingham. Photo via Shipt

The City of Birmingham, Jefferson County, the state of Alabama, along with Alabama Power, the Birmingham Business Alliance and Innovate Birmingham contributed to support Shipt’s expansion in Birmingham.

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Downtown Birmingham’s Commerce Center building to be Alabama’s first Hilton Tapestry Collection hotel, with 96 luxury rooms

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A promotional image from Hilton’s marketing campaign for their brand of hotels called the Tapestry Collection. Photo via Hilton Worldwide

There’s a new Hilton hotel planned for the historic downtown Birmingham Commerce Center building, formerly known as the Protective Life headquarters, located at 2027 First Ave. N. It will be the first of its kind in Alabama.

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