Wasabi Juan’s, Los Amigos, Ensley Seafood earn 95+ food service scores in July

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Los Amigos in the Lakeview Business District. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Several Birmingham area restaurants, including Wasabi Juan’s and Gus’s World Famous Chicken at The Battery in Birmingham, Los Amigos in the Lakeview Business District Neighborhood and Ensley Seafood on Ensley Boulevard received 95 and above on their food service scores in July 2021.

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Take a stroll with Caroline on her Journey of HOPE with United Ability

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The Hornsbys. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

On August 28th, United Ability will hold its annual Journey of HOPE fundraiser presented by Medical Properties Trust and honoring the decades of support from our building and volunteer partner, Brasfield & Gorrie, live from the new Red Mountain Theatre Arts campus.

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United Way Workshop: New student loan guidelines make it easier to secure mortgage

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Students from Miles College. Photo via Miles College

Are your student loans preventing you from securing a mortgage to purchase a dream home? 

According to a recent United Way of Central Alabama workshop about college debt and new Federal Housing Administration — FHA home loan guidelines, help is on the way.

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Back to normalcy. AHSAA held its first in-person Summer Conference and North-South All-Star games since 2019.

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AHSAA North-South All-Star Game. Photo via Matthew Nibblet for Bham Now

Back to normalcy.

After a one-year absence, the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) held its first in-person Summer Conference — the largest annual gathering in the state of Alabama.

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Local schools and after school programs join forces to “accelerate” learning this summer

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Bold Goals Academy students and teachers at Oliver Elementary School in Birmingham on July 7, 2021. Photo via United Way

This summer, the United Way of Central Alabama and partner agencies—such as the YMCA of Greater Birmingham, A.G. Gaston Boys and Girls Club, and Boys and Girls Club of Central Alabama—launched an innovative educational program called the Bold Goals Academy. It’s purpose? To help students “catch-up” by accelerating their learning, both academically and socially, to make up for the deficits caused by the COVID-19 school shutdowns.

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New hotel slated for former Mountain Brook Inn site adjacent to BrickTop’s

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BrickTop’s located at the former entrance of the Mountain Brook Inn. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Ever since BrickTop’s restaurant appeared on Highway 280 a few years ago, longtime Birmingham-area residents have asked… What will happen to the adjacent land, the former site of the Mountain Brook Inn? Now, we know the answer.

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Stivers Ford to build auto showcase on the site of the abandoned Virginia College at the Palisades

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Eddie Stivers, III addresses July 16, 2021 news conference. Mayor Randall Woodfin and Cornell Wesley listening on the left. Photo

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and Eddie Stivers III, President of Stivers Ford of Birmingham, appeared together today in front of the abandoned Virginia College building at the Palisades Mall to announce the $23 million redevelopment of the property.

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Alabama’s largest annual conference and All-Star Week celebrating high school sports returns

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AHSAA Volleyball All-Star game. Photo via AHSAA

After a two-year absence, the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) is holding its first in-person Summer Conference and All-Star Week all-star games  since the COVID-19 global pandemic disrupted high school sports in the Spring of 2020.

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Crestwood Coffee, Eugene’s Hot Chicken earn 95+ food service scores

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Crestwood Coffee scored 95+ on its Health Department score in 2021. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Several Birmingham area restaurants including Eugene’s Hot Chicken at Birmingham’s Uptown, Crestwood Coffee in the Crestwood Neighborhood and Roadside BBQ in East Lake received 95 and above on their food service scores in June and the first week of July 2021.

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