New funds announced for small businesses + people in need in Birmingham. How to help

Mayor Randall Woodfin speaking at COVID-19 news conference on March 13, 2020, announcing the creation of the Bham Strong Fund. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

In response to the nationwide coronavirus crisis that has swept Birmingham and the nation, Bham Now is working to help all of us get through this together.

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Burgers by Chubbfathers in Alabaster declared “absolute best” in Alabama

Stephanie and William Cholewinski, owners of Chubbfathers in Alabaster. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Searching for the perfect burgers? The national pop culture digital publication Pop Sugar, which has over 32 million fans and followers, has declared burgers by Chubbfathers in Alabaster, the absolute best in Alabama.

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Toney Pugh, builder of local athletic programs to be enshrined in AHSAA Hall of Fame

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Toney Pugh, Executive Director at the Birmingham Athletic Partnership. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

“He is a builder.”

That’s how colleagues describe Toney Pugh, longtime director of the Birmingham Athletic Partnership (BAP), legendary wrestling coach and official and the athletic director who successfully established two high school athletic programs from scratch at Clay-Chalkville and Oak Mountain High Schools.

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Spiders, ticks and poison ivy. Local scientists share examples of Alabama’s changing climate

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Golden Silk Spider. Photo courtesy of Mike Howell

When I began writing this series about Alabama’s changing climate and the impacts it will have on us and our natural world, I am reminded of the line in the Wizard of Oz, when Dorothy, the Tin Man, and The Scarecrow are frightened in the forest. They started chanting, “lions and tigers and bears,” oh my!

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Lucy’s, McFly’s Bird Shoppe, Crestline Bagel received 95 and above food service scores in February

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Lucy Bonds, owner of Lucy’s Coffee and Tea. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Several Birmingham area food service establishments, including Lucy’s Coffee & Tea on University Boulevard, Five Points South’s McFly’s Bird Shoppe, and Mountain Brook’s Crestline Bagel received 95 and above on their health inspection scores in February 2020.

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Birmingham beer scene called hidden gem by social media giant Thrillist

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Good People Brewing’s iconic pickup truck design in their taproom across from Region’s Field. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

We are NOT surprised!

Birmingham’s beer scene received some well deserved accolades this week when national social media giant Thrillist described our beloved breweries as a hidden gem.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook joins Birmingham civic leaders to launch “Ed Farm.” Here are the details.

Tim Cook. Photo by Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Apple CEO Tim Cook, along with Mayor Randall Woodfin and Birmingham City Schools Superintendent Lisa Herring, joined civic leaders throughout Birmingham to launch the Education Farm (Ed Farm)—a ground-breaking education initiative focused on innovative learning strategies.

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Alabama Power, Altec, and Regions commit $3 million to Birmingham Promise

Mayor Randall Woodfin is joined by Birmingham City Schools superintendent Lisa Herring, Birmingham students and representatives from Alabama Power, Regions Banks, Altec, Inc and United Way of Central Alabama. The group announced a $3 million commitment to Birmingham Promise. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Today, Mayor Randall L. Woodfin and Birmingham City Schools Superintendent Lisa Herring  announced the commitment of $3 million by Alabama Power Foundation, Altec\Styslinger Foundation, and Regions to the Birmingham Promise tuition assistance program.

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