Mercantile on Morris, a new mixed-use redevelopment in the heart of historic Birmingham

Site of the Mercantile on Morris re-development. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Orchestra Partners, the commercial real estate development company behind Founders Station, Woolworth and projects around Avondale is redeveloping a major portion of Birmingham’s iconic Morris Avenue and 1st Avenue North.

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Clear skies predicted in Birmingham for ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ total lunar eclipse events

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Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse in Huntsville taken in 2018, photo by Sam Calhoun

For skywatchers anxious to see the ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ Total Lunar Eclipse on the evening of January 20, the Weather Channel forecast for Birmingham is clear and very cold.

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United Way, Vettes-4-Vets and others to launch region-wide needs assessment to support veterans and families

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Lula Skowronek, Director of Priority Veteran. Photo courtesy of United Way of Central Alabama

How do you best serve and meet the needs of more than 55,000 veterans and their families in Jefferson and Shelby counties?

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Magic City Dentistry to hold winter party on January 24, with new art, free Botox consultations and a special offer

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Art installation at Magic City Dentistry by Lauren Strain. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

What makes Magic City Dentistry different? The beautiful art on their walls and the friendly personal service of course!

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Reminder: don’t forget to register for Samford Academy of the Arts summer camps and classes

Photos courtesy of Samford Academy of the Arts

Registration for Samford Academy of the Arts summer camps opened on Tuesday, January 15. Along with the camps, several slots remain available for January classes, including the Wellness Kitchen, languages and adult piano.

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United Way of Central Alabama seeks to fill 6 positions supporting seniors, veterans and more

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United Way of Central Alabama believes that their employee talent is among one of their greatest assets necessary to build a social movement to improve people’s lives and advance the common good of our community. That is why United Way is committed to attracting, developing, retaining and creating careers for diverse talent and leadership who will work interdependently toward accomplishing their goals in Central Alabama.

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Birmingham ranks 37 on Inc. 50 Best Places in America for Starting a Business

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

Inc., the nation’s leading magazine and digital publication about small businesses and startups ranked Birmingham 37th on their 50 Best Places in America for Starting a Business.

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Despite federal shutdown, the 2019 Festival of the Cranes at Wheeler NWR is ON (Photos)

Sandhill Crane at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge – Photo by George Lee

The show must go on! This weekend, despite the federal government shutdown, the 2019 Festival of the Cranes at the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge and at locations in and around Decatur, Alabama is ON!

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Construction on 17 story student living building in Birmingham’s Five Points South to begin

Screenshot of the rendering of the 17 story student residential building on the corner of 10th Ave. and 20th Street South. Screenshot from the Opus website

Earlier this week, The Opus Group (Opus), headquartered in Minneapolis, in partnership with The McKinney Fund & Company announced the start of construction on a new 17-story, mixed-use student living community on the edge of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) campus.

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Via Airlines adds non-stop flights at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport, including Mobile & Austin

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Florida based Via Airlines announced today that they are entering the  Birmingham airline market adding new nonstop service between Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport and the cities of Mobile (MOB), Austin (AUS), Pittsburgh (PIT), and Raleigh (RDU).

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Birmingham Audubon and Cahaba Brewing launch Goodwill Game Nights with Rock’em Sock’em

Cahaba Brewing Company Goodwill Game Night holding Rock’em Sock’em tournament benefiting Birmingham Audubon. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Let’s get ready to rumble Birmingham!

Every Wednesday during the month of January, the Cahaba Brewing Company will be holding Goodwill Game Nights benefiting  Birmingham Audubon.

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Done with college football? Here are the schedules for Birmingham’s 4 pro teams

Mayor Randall Woodfin wearing a Birmingham Legion jersey. Photo from Birmingham Legion Facebook page

Well, the college football season may have ended with a “thud” for Alabama Crimson Tide fans (they are welcome to join UAB’s parade!),  but have no fear, for the first time ever, the Birmingham metro area will have 4 professional sports teams playing almost simultaneously this winter and spring.

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