Birmingham’s ABC 33/40 James Spann named 2019 National Weatherperson of the year

Iconic Birmingham weatherman James Spain tries on the new Birmingham Legion jersey. Photo from the Magic City Brigade Facebook page.

Last night, on social media and their website, ABC 33/40 announced that their longtime and popular Chief Meteorologist James Spann has been named the 2019 National Weatherperson of the Year by the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH).

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Meet three Altamont School students who are changing the world

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From the left, Altamont Miree Leadership director – Katherine Berdy talking with Altamont Eleanor Roth, Sameer Sultan and Jaye Conn. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Are leaders born or made? Students at The Altamont School strive to answer that question through participation in the school’s C. Kyser Miree Ethical Leadership Center.

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5 UAB Sustainability Food and Dining Initiatives, including replacing 250,000 plastic straws in 2 1/2 months

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Brian Bowser, UAB’s resident manager for campus dining. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

“Think globally, act locally.”

When it comes to dining services on a university campus, such as UAB, one local sustainability initiative can make a huge impact on the environment. Take for example, plastic straws.

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62 year old Alabama Theatre sign to be removed for repairs and complete restoration on February 1

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The historic Alabama Theatre is one of many Sidewalk Film Festival venues. Photo by Bham Now

One of Birmingham’s most beloved and iconic landmarks, the Alabama Theatre sign, will be taken down on February 1, for repairs and complete restoration.

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Birmingham area dominates state’s top tourist attractions rankings, but we found some huge omissions

Birmingham’s beloved Vulcan, photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

The Alabama Tourism Department released their 2018 annual lists of top state attractions by attendance, and once again the Birmingham metro area made a strong showing.

Despite that, we did find some glaring omissions.

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Exclusive: See the new Mercedes-Benz Marathon course map at Railroad Park. Register now. Spaces limited.

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Due to the closure and construction of Interstate 59/20 in downtown Birmingham, the new long awaited Mercedes-Benz Marathon Course Map has been finalized and approved by the city of Birmingham and is now available.

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Forget what is closed on Snow Day 2019, who is OPEN? We found a few places

 

5 Points Hardware Store on Birmingham’s Southside. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Since it has been in the news about its imminent closure, did you know the 24 hour Western Supermarket- Highland Avenue store on Birmingham’s Southside never closed during the great Blizzard of 1993?

Accumulation of 20 inches of snow? No problem!

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Learn how a lily saved the Cahaba River. Join the Cahaba River Society Family Reunion on January 31

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Majestic Cahaba Lily, photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

On Thursday, January 31 at Independent Presbyterian Church, the Cahaba River Society (CRS) will be celebrating their 30th Anniversary Annual Meeting with a Cahaba Family Reunion.

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‘It’s Me!’ Four-year-old Claire Haynie, the face of the United Ability car tag campaign

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The Haynie family. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Pictures of four-year-old Claire Haynie holding up a United Ability car tag are being seen in and around Birmingham these days. It is on the United Ability website, in ads online, and yes, on a banner in front of United Ability, where Claire goes to school at Hand in Hand.

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Forest Park’s Naked Art Gallery will be closing in May. All shows till end of March will remain on schedule

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Naked Art Gallery, one of Birmingham’s most beloved art galleries, announced it will be closing its doors on May 1st, according to a blog post by Naked Art Gallery owner Véro Vanblaere.

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Condé Nast Traveler declares ‘Birmingham has arrived’

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View of Railroad Park from on top of the Elyton Hotel by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Condé Nast Traveler, one of the nation’s most respected travel magazine and digital publications declared “Birmingham has arrived” in their recent  January 21 article,  The Reinvention of Birmingham, Alabama.

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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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