Birmingham City Council passes smoke-free Health District and Birmingham Promise

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UAB Hospital. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

The Birmingham City Council had a busy day on Tuesday passing  several initiatives, including the establishment of a smoke-free Health District and Birmingham Promise, an initiative which will create post-secondary opportunities and apprenticeships for Birmingham City School students.

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A special tradition: UAB Football players to wear Children’s Harbor kids’ names on their backs for homecoming

Julie Brandrup and UAB Head Coach Bill Clark. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

For the 3rd straight year, the UAB Football team will honor and memorialize the children and families served by Children’s Harbor by wearing the names of patients on the back of their jerseys for Homecoming.

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Son encouraged to “dig deeper” at The Altamont School. Now he is bringing clean water to the world.

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Rita and Shawn Goyal deliver water filtration units to Puerto Rico . Photo courtesy of Rita Goya.l

Rita Goyal thought her son Shawn, a student at The Altamont School, was going to just “check the box” when he was looking for an Eagle Scout project in 2017.

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From Harlem to Yale to Hip Hop Culture. Hear Dr. Tricia Rose, a leading national voice on equity and inclusion on October 17

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Dr. Tricia Rose, Chancellor’s Professor of Africana Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University. Photo courtesy of Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham

Get ready for a rare opportunity to hear an internationally renowned scholar of post Civil Rights Era Black culture, pop music and social issues.

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Don’t miss 4 conservation events in Birmingham this October, including the Cahaba River Fry Down!

Cayenne Creative Fry-Down team at the 9th Annual Cahaba River Society Fry-Down at Railroad Park. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

October is always one of the busiest months of the year when it comes to conservation events and fundraisers in the Magic City.

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Birmingham Filmmakers named finalists in prestigious Tribeca Film Institute competition

Photo of Birmingham-based filmmaker Jessica Chriesman on the left. Photo courtesy of Jessica Chriesman

Birmingham-based filmmakers Jessica Chriesman and Kayla Gladney have been named finalists in Tribeca Film Institute’s IF/Then Shorts American South Pitch.

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The Garage, Golden Temple, Little London Kitchen, received 95 and above food service scores in September

The Garage is located in Southside Birmingham. Photo by Pat Byington

Several Birmingham area food service establishments, including The Garage near Highland Avenue, Golden Temple in Five Points and SEEDS Coffee Company in West Homewood received 95 and above on their health inspection scores in September 2019.

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United Ability employs over 70 people with disabilities in Birmingham. Find out how they do it.

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The staff of United Ability’s Gone for Good. Abe Bernstein is in the blue shirt in the center. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Several years ago, Abe Bernstein and his wife toured United Ability. A few weeks afterward, he was asked to interview for the Director of Enterprises position, even though he was not looking for a job. After the interview, United Ability gave him the opportunity to join their team.

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Don’t miss the launch of the United Way of Central Alabama’s J. Mason Davis Leadership Society on October 3

J. Mason Davis, revered Birmingham attorney and civic leader will be honored on October 3rd at the Red Mountain Caberet. Screensot of video by United Way of Central Alabama about Mason

Next week, on October 3rd, the United Way of Central Alabama is launching its newest affinity group –  The J. Mason Davis Leadership Society.

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Exclusive preview: Bobby Carl’s Table, your grandmother’s comfort food in English Village

Left to right – Bobby Carl’s Table Trey McLemore, Christie Lowe and Tim Lowe. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

The wait is over. This weekend, Bobby Carl’s Table, a new classic southern food restaurant, will be holding a soft opening at it’s Mountain Brook English Village location ( 2031 Cahaba Road).

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