Birmingham author on U.S. quarters praises choice of Tuskegee Airmen featured on Alabama coin

Design via the U.S. Mint featuring the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site as part of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program as

It took 10 years to unveil Alabama’s quarter as part of the U.S. Mint’s America the Beautiful Program, but its selection of the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site is a “terrific choice” according to Jim Noles, Birmingham author  of  “A Pocketful of History”  stories behind the U.S. Mint’s 50 State Quarters Program.

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More than a party: United Ability’s Vino & Van Gogh Wine and Art event on August 22 is life-changing. Tickets limited.

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Lucas Teske at United Ability. Photo courtesy of Amy Teske

This year’s United Ability’s Vino & Van Gogh Wine and Art fundraiser is more than a party for event co-chair Amy Teske. It is an opportunity to give back and say thanks to a special organization.

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11 Birmingham area neighborhood parks to visit when you need to get OOO (Out of Office)

Rhodes Park in Birmingham’s Southside. Photo by Samantha Moats for Bham Now

Written by Samantha Moats

Let’s be honest: It’s challenging to stay focused at the office during these sunny, summer months. Fortunately, the Birmingham area is brimming with great neighborhood parks, perfect for the short OOO break you need to take a deep breath, spark inspiration, and soak up some vitamin D – so don’t forget the sunscreen!

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What is the Great Alabama 650? Learn about the longest single-state river trail race in the U.S. happening this fall

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Photo via the Alabama Scenic Rivers Trail Facebook page

Move over Talladega Superspeedway,  the state of Alabama has got another 500 plus mile race.  The Great Alabama 650 – an adventure style paddler race is scheduled to launch this fall. Continue reading “What is the Great Alabama 650? Learn about the longest single-state river trail race in the U.S. happening this fall”

Birmingham ranks 3rd in economic growth potential among U.S. mid-sized cities in national survey

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View of City of Birmingham from from The Club. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

The Birmingham region was ranked No. 3 for economic growth potential among mid-size U.S. cities in a recent report by  Business Facilities, a national publication that focuses on economic development.

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Victor Brown invited us to his 68th annual family reunion. Here’s what we saw.

Administrative Law Judge Andrew L. Dixon, III and his wife, Attorney Gecelyne Dixon, both of Tallahassee, Florida (pictured here left and right) engaging in lively conversation with cousin Roberta Clay of Aberdeen, Maryland (center)

Victor Brown, Vice President of Business Development at the Birmingham Business Alliance, is proud of his family and it shows.

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AT&T launches Believe Birmingham initiative with Birmingham City Schools

AT&T Believe Birmingham initiative launched at Bush Hills Academy on August 2, 2019. Photo credit: Day 22 Films, LLC.

Last week, AT&T  launched their Believe Birmingham initiative with Birmingham City Schools at Bush Hills Academy – the district’s first Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) certified school.

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UAB’s Deborah Grimes named to Savoy Magazine 2019 Most Influential Women in Corporate America list

Cover of the Savoy Magazine summer of 2019 edition. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Savoy Magazine, one of the nation’s leading African American lifestyle publications, has named Deborah Grimes, the chief diversity officer for the UAB Health System, one of the most influential women in corporate America for 2019.

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Homewood’s Magic City Sweet Ice named best ice cream parlor in Alabama

Magic City Sweet Ice owner Wani Shaw serving a scoop of ice cream. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

How “sweet” it is!

Earlier this week, West Homewood’s popular Magic City Sweet Ice was named the best ice cream parlor in Alabama by 24/7 Tempo, a national digital publication that provides national “best of lists” and timely informative profiles.

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United Way of Central Alabama and allies to expand nationally successful Alabama First Class Pre-K Program

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This week, an initiative that has helped 11 private childcare centers in Jefferson County receive state pre-k funding is expanding into Blount, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker counties.

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Taj India, Brennan’s Irish Pub, Chez Fonfon received 95 and above food service scores in July

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Taj India at the Highland Plaza. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Several Birmingham area food service establishments, including Taj India on Highland Avenue, Greenhouse in Homewood and Brennan’s Irish Pub at Five Points South received 95 and above on their health inspection scores in July 2019.

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