2 solemn places to visit near Birmingham during Memorial Day weekend (see our special photo gallery)

Alabama Veterans Memorial
Over 11,000 names of Alabama’s veterans, from all branches of service, who died during active duty in 20th and 21st Century wars. The Alabama Veterans Memorial off exit 23 off I 459. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.https://www.alabamaveterans.org/the-memorial

Birmingham is blessed with two solemn places to visit during the Memorial Day weekend that honor our fallen American heroes. They are the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo and Alabama Veterans Memorial Park off exit 23 on I-459 adjacent to Vestavia Hills/Mountain Brook.

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Masterpieces and Railroad Park family friendly fun. Don’t miss the Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s grand finale to an unforgettable 2017-2018 Season

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Twilight at Railroad Park for the Symphony in the Summer concert series. Photo courtesy of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.

In the first 10 days of June, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra is wrapping up an unforgettable 2017-2018 Season with The Firebird and Tchaikovsky’s Sixth: Russian Masterpieces and Symphony in the Summer at Railroad Park.

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Report ranks Shelby County as healthiest county in Alabama, while Jefferson County has some work to do

Photo from the Jefferson County Department of Health via their public Facebook page

According to the recently released 2018 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps report for Alabama, Shelby County has been ranked 1st in the state of Alabama for health outcomes and factors. Respectively, Jefferson County, Alabama’s largest county placed 22nd in health outcome and 7th in the health factors categories.

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National business news media abuzz about potential Birmingham-based Energen bid by billionaire Carl Icahn

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Energen Headquarters in downtown Birmingham. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Today, national business news media outlets are abuzz about the news that legendary billionaire investor Carl Icahn is considering a bid to buy Birmingham-based Energen.

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Everyone loves a parade. Check out videos of the best Do Dah Day 2018 Parade floats

Photo from the #dodahday instagram account.

This year’s Do Dah Day 2018 was a huge success. A Birmingham original, thousands of people once again descended on the Highland Park neighborhood to have a good time and raise funds to benefit homeless animals in the Birmingham and Jefferson County areas.

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Have you ever sat next to a Cahaba Lily? Try it at the Cahaba Lily Festival this Saturday. (Photos)

Sitting amongst Cahaba lilies. Photo courtesy of the Cahaba River Society.

Here is an idea for your bucket list. Visit the Cahaba Lilies (here are the directions). Bring a friend, loved one or family member and take a selfie sitting  amongst the lilies.

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Relax! Regions Tradition’s Yoga on the Green has been moved to Saturday, May 19, 5:30pm

Shipt Yoga on the Green. Photo courtesy of the Brunos Event Team.

Regions Tradition’s Yoga on the Green has been moved to Saturday, May 19, 5:30pm because of potential inclement weather. Originally scheduled for today, there are no changes to the event just the date change. There will still be 90 minutes of yoga, door prizes, and a wine-down social hour.

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Amazon is ‘primed’ to locate in the Birmingham metro area, according to report

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Photo from the Bring Amazon to Birmingham Campaign

According to a news report from the Birmingham Business Journal (BBJ), Amazon.com Inc. is considering a site in Bessemer for a fulfillment center. The new facility will employ at least 1,500 and possibly up to 3000 people in the Birmingham metro area.

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Meet the Snyder family and learn why the Birmingham Barons Family Pack on Saturday night is the best value in the Magic City

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Snyder family watching fireworks at Birmingham Barons Friday night game.

Eight year old Clarke Snyder loves baseball. He has been playing the game since he was two, and for as long as he can remember his dad, mom, grandmother and little sister have been going to Birmingham Barons baseball games.

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Alabama hunters and anglers have paid for wildlife conservation. But the sport is dwindling and so is the budget. What you can do to help now.

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Alabama fishing
Photo by Jonathan William Fordham from Outdoor Alabama Flickr

For decades, hunters and anglers in Alabama have paid for nearly all of the state’s wildlife and conservation programs through hunting and fishing licence fees and excise taxes on their equipment. As a result, deer and wild turkey, once very rare in Alabama are now abundant. The state’s lakes have become a mecca for sport fishing.

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