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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$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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