What to expect when you cast an absentee ballot at the Jefferson County Courthouse

Nikki Seaborn and daughter Ayala Seaborn voted at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

Like many families during the COVID-19 pandemic, my wife Kathy and I are taking every measure to keep our family safe, especially her parents who are both 80+ years old with numerous ailments.

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Bham budget cuts to nature preserves and green spaces highlight need for region wide support

Birmingham Mountain High Hikers at Ruffner Mountain. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

According to longtime supporters at Ruffner Mountain, in 2020, more people will have walked the popular and beloved nature preserve’s trails than at any time in its 43 year history.

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Innovation Depot and Birmingham Promise to anchor redeveloped Ensley Ramsay-McCormack Building

Ramsay-McCormack Building in Ensley, October 4, 2020. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Dormant for three decades, plans to redevelop the historic Ramsay-McCormack Building in downtown Ensley and the surrounding business district and neighborhood are becoming a reality.

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UAB football players wearing names of Children’s Harbor kids’ names on their backs

The mother of Jackson “Jack Jack” who passed away. Photo courtesy of Children’s Harbor

I challenge all the college football people like Paul Finbaum, Reece Davis or Kirk Herbstreit to come up with a more meaningful and special college football homecoming tradition than the one between UAB and Children’s Harbor.

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Gatos and Beans, Casual Pint, Gus’s Hot Dogs received 95 and above food service scores in Sept.

Mural at Gatos and Beans. Photo by Bham Now

Several Birmingham area food service establishments including Chez fonfon in Five Points South, Hoover’s Casual Pint and the legendary Gus’s Hot Dogs in downtown Birmingham received 95 and above on their health inspection scores in September 2020.

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Local broadcast media hold United for United Way Sept. 30

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United Way Press Conference held in March 2020 announcing the Community Crisis Fund. Photo courtesy of United Way of Central Alabama

On Wednesday, September 30, something very special is going to happen in Central Alabama. For the very first time, local broadcast media outlets are joining forces to encourage viewers and listeners to support United for United Way. Learn more about this important event and why you should listen and tune in.

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Birmingham needs your help to turn the Civil Rights District and The Switch into a global destination

Screenshot of the Northwest Downtown Business District that contains the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument and The Switch. Photo via Northwest Downtown Business District website

I’ve got to admit it. When the Birmingham City Center Master Plan Final Recommendations (a must-read) were released last December, I feared it would be another one of those plans placed on the proverbial shelf, and never heard from again.

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“As you wish.” Eat in the Streets is coming to Pepper Place Sept. 25-26, with a showing of The Princess Bride

Pepper Place Entertainment District. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Good luck storming the castle Birmingham! Eat in the Streets is coming to Pepper Place, September 25-26, with a showing of The Princess Bride on Friday evening.

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See how The Altamont School’s renovations are a game-changer during COVID-19

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Photo courtesy of The Altamont School

The Altamont School has a well-earned reputation as a student- and parent-centered independent 5-12 school. Nowhere is that more evident than the recent school renovations on their campus as well as the health and safety measures taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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