Tour a ‘Birmingham Original’ the National MS Society’s Legacy Art Trail

Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Legacy of Leadership campaign artwork honoring Robert Hugh Daniel in front of the Daniel Building. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Last November, I was fortunate to attend the unveiling and dedication of “Frank’s Table” –  a beautiful sculpture honoring  Birmingham’s  legendary chef and restaurateur Frank Stitt at the 24th Street entrance of The Rotary Trail. 

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United Ability to honor staff and pay tribute to the memory of Dr. Gary Edwards at Journey of HOPE at home

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Teachers and staff at United Ability’s Hand In Hand. Photo courtesy of United Ability

This year’s United Ability Journey of HOPE fundraising event will be extra special.

On August 29th, United Ability, an organization that serves over 5,700 children and adults with disabilities, will be honoring their staff and paying tribute to the memory of Gary Edwards —Dr. E—the group’s beloved CEO for nearly 38 years.

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See why United Way is going virtual for the 2020 Campaign, and how you can help

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Greg King, the 2020 annual Campaign Chair for the United Way of Central Alabama. Photo courtesy of United Way

Every year for nearly a century, committed volunteers fan out into our community to meet face-to-face with neighbors, co-workers and businesses to ask for support on behalf of the United Way of Central Alabama.

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Best burrito in Alabama? The winner is Dos Hermanos Taco Truck, according to Far and Wide

Dos Hermanos Jeffrey Guzman. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Looking for Alabama’s best burrito? Far and Wide, a popular national travel digital publication declared a winner this past week in a post titled “We Know, You Want the Best Burrito in Every State.”  So, who took home the title?

Drumroll please…..

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Anne Miller, founder of the Alabama Wildlife Center receives Alabama Audubon’s Yellowhammer Award

Anne with her niece Eva Ledvina. Photo by Matt Hunter

Whenever I visit the Alabama Wildlife Center to see the orphaned baby birds or a majestic red-tail hawk, I think of Anne Miller, the Center’s founder and first director.

Anne is a Birmingham original.

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Sneak peek: Michael’s Restaurant is back in Birmingham where it belongs (photos & video)

Bernadine Birdsong, owner of Michael’s Restaurant. Photo by Matthew Niblett

I love Homewood, especially the Soho area.  But whenever I saw Michael’s Restaurant on the corner of Aloft, I yearned for the day when the legendary restaurant would return back to Birmingham.

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11 new EcoScapes for Birmingham schools? Now that’s a great idea

Southern Environmental Center Director Roald Hazelhoff at the BSC EcoScape. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

For nearly 25 years Southern Environmental Center’s (SEC) Roald Hazelhoff has been the “Johnny Appleseed” of EcoScape gardens in Birmingham

This upcoming school year may be his busiest year ever.

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It is a lifeline—United Way Community Crisis Fund has distributed $538,817 to 104 nonprofits

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Community Kitchens at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

It has been a lifeline. 

That is the consensus from groups we talked to who had been awarded COVID-19 relief grants from the United Way of Central Alabama Community Crisis Fund.

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UAB leads ambitious COVID-19 testing program of Alabama college students with help from Bruno Event Team

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COVID testing. Photo via Sharron Swain for Bham Now

If you were going to organize and conduct 200,000 COVID-19 tests on incoming and returning Alabama college students before they start classes in August – who are two of the state’s best institutions to do such a job? 

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High school sports may return this fall in Alabama. See the plans.

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New guidelines have been provided by the Alabama High School Athletic Association for games that take place this fall. Decisions regarding participation are up to each individual school/district but should they decide to participate schools will need to follow the new AHSAA guidelines.

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