Out with the old and in with the new: How to clean out your home for the new year

Making donations to the thrift store is one way to clean your home for the new year.

New years bring new beginnings, resolutions and often, the impulsive need to clean out your entire home. Feeling the need to purge your unused clothes, CDs, records and more? Check out our list of places to donate your clutter so you can start fresh for the new year.

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6 local pet stores and Birmingham-based dog treat companies for your furry friends

A Birmingham pup eats a puppy ice cream treat from Fetch food truck. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Eating local is no longer just for you — it’s for your pets too! Birmingham is full of local businesses that are making their own wholesome dog treats and food. Find out where you can find it and what kind of options you have for your furry friends with our handy guide.

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Birmingham Area Open House Guide – December 28-30, 2018

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Are you looking for a new home in Birmingham? Check out our list of open houses this weekend — you’re sure to find the perfect home for you. Enjoy!

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6 New Year’s Eve parties you won’t want to miss in Birmingham

Ring in 2019 the right way with this list of Birmingham NYE parties! Photo via Pixabay

New Year’s Eve preparation can sometimes get lost in all the hub-bub around the holidays, but we’re here to help. We’ve got your list of the New Year’s Eve parties going on in Birmingham so you can ring in 2019 the right way.

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Bham Now’s top 10 posts of 2018

Check out our top 10 posts of 2018! Photo by Bham Now

Here at Bham Now, we are excited to be your source for everything from restaurant guides and real estate to new development and small business news. We love providing you, the great people of Birmingham, with positive, helpful news about our amazing city. This year, we wanted to keep tradition going by finding out what our top 10 posts of 2018 were (so far!) Let’s see what you guys like the most.

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New opportunities for Birmingham families with surprise gifts from BBVA Compass’ Project Blue Elf

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BBVA’s Project Blue Elf makes donations to the community in December of every year. Photo via BBVA

BBVA Compass is on a mission to bring the age of opportunity to everyone – in Birmingham and across the country. One of the ways the Birmingham-based bank does this is through Project Blue Elf, the company’s signature holiday initiative where employee volunteers work together with community partners to donate impactful gifts to families who have participated in BBVA Compass’ financial literacy programs. 

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8 things you need to know about the Red Mountain Community, including a Christmas music light show, restaurants and a secret cottage community

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Third Friday at Naked Art Gallery is a fun place to see local art! Photo submitted by Wil Cushman

Chances are, you’ve found yourself driving slowly through the neighborhoods of the Red Mountain Community, checking out the beautiful homes and funky restaurants or stopping to relax at one of the great parks. Red Mountain is made up of three neighborhoods: Forest Park, Highland Park and Redmont park. Find out why it’s one of the coolest communities in Birmingham.

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Adamson Ford donates goods to help keep the homeless in Birmingham warm this holiday season

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The staff at Adamson Ford donated and collected items to keep the homeless warm this holiday season. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Adamson Ford has built up a bit of a reputation downtown. They don’t just work with the community — they serve the community. They donate food to the community. And this year, they’re helping to keep the homeless warm.  Find out how.

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Find 36 new job opportunities in Birmingham. Companies hiring include AT&T, Brik Realty and Shipt

The Magic City has 36 jobs available for you! Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

It’s time for your weekly roundup of jobs hiring in Birmingham! Check out the list below for 36 new jobs in the Magic City; I’m sure there’s one that is perfect for you.

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Birmingham’s Pizitz Building awarded ICSC Gold Award for design and development

The Pizitz is a multi-use development with food stalls, retail, residences and co-working. Photo via The Pizitz

You may know the Pizitz Building for its great food hall, its modern apartments, or its sleek co-working space. What you may not know is that Bayer Properties, who owns the building, was just honored by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) for their transformation of the building. 

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Sidewalk is “making movie magic” with the new Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema

Check out the floorplan for the Sidewalk Cinema! Photo via Sidewalk

Are you a fan of Sidewalk Film fest, or do you love watching indie films or films made right here in Birmingham? You’re in luck. Soon, you won’t have to wait for Sidewalk Fest to roll around in order to see your favorites. Sidewalk is opening a year-round movie theater in The Pizitz Building so you can watch independent films as often as you want. 

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JLB Second Servings, a Junior League of Birmingham initiative, provides food to those in need

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The women of the Junior League of Birmingham’s Second Servings initiative. Photo via JLB

It’s no secret that food waste is prevalent in the U.S. Experts estimate that we waste 30 to 40% of our food supply, which equates to 400 pounds of food wasted annually by the average American. How do we fix this?  The Junior League of Birmingham is helping with their Second Servings initiative. Find out how.

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Kami-Con founder, Raymond Lenzner on what you need to know about the convention, February 22-24

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Kami-Con attracts a large crowd of anime and Japanese culture enthusiasts every year! Photo via Kami-Con

Have you ever been to Kami-Con? This anime and Japanese-cultural convention is gearing up for it’s 11th conference February 22 through 24, 2019. The convention will be held right here in Birmingham at the BJCC.

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