4 of the top 20 U.S. healthcare builders reside in Birmingham, according to survey

Brasfield & Gorrie headquarters located in the Lakeview District of Birmingham. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Four of the top 20 healthcare general contractors in the United States reside in Birmingham, Alabama, as stated in an annual survey conducted by Modern Healthcare. The ranking is based on dollar volume for completed healthcare construction projects.

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Meet Jeff Stone, United Way of Central Alabama’s 2019 campaign chair

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Jeff and wife Linda at a Community Food Bank of Central Alabama service project. Photo courtesy of United Way of Central Alabama

Supporting United Way of Central Alabama is in his DNA, according to Jeff Stone, executive vice president with Birmingham-based Brasfield & Gorrie. That is why it’s no surprise he’s leading the organization’s 2019 campaign with a passion for the community and years of giving and volunteer experience.

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Cookie Dough Magic, Oak Hill, Tortugas received 95 and above food service scores in May

Oak Hill Bar and Grill in Homewood
Oak Hill Bar and Grill in downtown Homewood. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Several Birmingham area food service establishments, including Cookie Dough Magic in Avondale, Flemings Steakhouse at the Summit, Oak Hill Bar & Grill in Homewood and Tortugas at Railroad Park received 95 and above on their health inspection scores over the past 30 days.

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Soccer’s Tampa Bay Rowdies and Birmingham are forever connected by fight song

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APRIL 27, 2019 – ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA: The Tampa Bay Rowdies match against Charlotte Independence at Al Lang Stadium. The match ended in a 1-1 tie. (Photo by Matt May/Tampa Bay Rowdies)

On Saturday, June 1st, one of U.S. Soccer’s most legendary teams, the Tampa Bay Rowdies will be taking on the Birmingham Legion F.C. at BBVA Field on the campus of UAB.

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Starbucks has chosen Birmingham to be a part of its nationwide Service Fellows Program

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Starbucks at Crossplex opened Fall of 2018. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Earlier this week, Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, and The Starbucks Foundation chose Birmingham as one of  20 communities nationwide to be a part of the Starbucks Foundation Service Fellows Program.

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Live music. Dance. Basketball. Don’t miss Juneteenth celebration with Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at Kelly Ingram Park on June 15.

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Celebration of Juneteenth at Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham. Photo by Larry O. Gay with permission

Get out and celebrate the 20th annual Juneteenth with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI). Juneteenth commemorates the freedom of enslaved African-Americans in the U.S. This year’s event will be Saturday, June 15, 11:00AM to 6:00PM at Kelly Ingram Park. It’s free! Here’s why you need to go.

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59/20 update: 25th Street between Abraham Woods Blvd. and Arrington Blvd, closing for 2 months

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View of 25th Street North on the corner of Abraham Woods Blvd looking North. The street which provides access to 20/59 eastbound will be closed for 2 months. Photo taken on May 27, 2019, by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Be ready Birmingham for a new I-59/20 road closure that begins the morning after Memorial Day and will last approximately 2 months.

According to the Alabama Department of Transportation‘s (ALDOT) latest weekly update, on Tuesday, May 28th at 7 a.m., 25th Street North between Rev. Abraham Woods and Richard Arrington Blvd. will be closed for approximately 2 months to erect bridge segments.

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Time is running out to help United Ability and 5 groups make distinctive car tag list. Deadline is May 31

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Screenshot of Claire Haynie from the United Ability website.

Alabama is famous for its distinctive license plates. At last count, there are over 100 different type of tags supporting conservation (Forever Wild & locally Cahaba River Society), universities, medical support and research, military veterans and even fraternities and sororities.

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Memorial Day Weekend 2019, sacred places around Birmingham, including Alabama National Cemetery (PHOTOS)

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Memorial Day Weekend 2019 Alabama National Cemetery. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

In honor of our fellow citizens who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation, this Memorial Day weekend, Bham Now is publishing photos from the Alabama National Cemetery, Alabama Veterans Memorial Park, Elmwood Cemetery and Veterans Park in Hoover.

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Greenhouse in Homewood aims to serve healthy meals for families, opening soon (PHOTOS)

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Mary Claire and Bray Britton owners of Greenhouse. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Finding a restaurant that serves affordable healthy meals, quickly for your family or people on the go is not easy. Have no fear Birmingham, we have found that place.

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(Spoiler Alert!) Game of Thrones sends powerful message says Birmingham disability rights advocate

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Graham Sisson, director of the Governor’s Office on Disability. Photo from Sisson’s Facebook page

It was the most anticipated decision in recent television history. Who would be the next king or queen of the 7 kingdoms on the Game of Thrones. The surprise decision? Bran the Broken.

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