Celebrate United Ability Day with Leah and her family on July 17

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NaTasha Garrett and her daughter Leah wearing this year’s United Ability Day t-shirt. Photo courtesy of NaTasha Garrett

On NaTasha Garrett’s worst days, when she needs strength, she looks at her daughter Leah, who cannot speak or crawl, and has a genetic disorder so rare there isn’t a name for it.  

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How and where in Birmingham to watch turtles “basking” in the sun on World Turtle Day

Photo courtesy of Andy Coleman with the Urban Turtle Project

Did you know?  Alabama ranks #1 in the U.S. in turtles. In fact, our state is presently home to 27 freshwater turtle species. That  represents 57%  turtles  identified in North America.

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YMCA of Greater Birmingham and Levite Jewish Community Center plan to re-open on June 1

LJCC on Montclair Road in Birmingham. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

In a joint news release, the leadership of the YMCA of Greater Birmingham (YMCA) and the Levite Jewish Community Center (LJCC) announced they plan to re-open their facilities to members on Monday, June 1, 2020.

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United Way Community Crisis Fund awards 2nd round of grants to 69 groups totaling $388,317

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Smithfield Backpack Buddies volunteers devote several hours each week to fighting hunger in the community. Photo by United Way of Central Alabama

Earlier this week, the United Way of Central Alabama announced that they awarded the second round of United Way Community Crisis Fund grants. For the month of May, sixty-nine nonprofit organizations and agencies will receive $388,317 in United Way’s five-county service area.

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McAdory HS athletic director Bart Sessions: Spring without sports and how to get ready for a return

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McAdory High School Athletic Director Bart Sessions is preparing for the fall sports. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

“You don’t know when your last play is going to be.”

That is the message  McAdory High School head football coach and athletic director Bart Sessions has been giving his student-athletes for years.

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