See Wells Fargo sign removed from Birmingham’s tallest building (7 videos and photos)

If you were around downtown Birmingham on Saturday morning, you got to see a real treat.  It is not everyday you see and hear a helicopter  hover over a skyscraper some 500+ feet high removing a sign off the Magic City’s tallest building.

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Birmingham shines. Here’s how United Way of Central Alabama and United Way Worldwide stack up

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United Way of Central Alabama staff. Photo courtesy of United Way of Central Alabama

You’ve heard that Birmingham is one of the most philanthropic cities in the U.S., and it’s true! We help each other. Our giving nature makes Birmingham special. And, we have organizations here, including the United Way of Central AL, that are leading the impact of our giving. How do they stack up against other philanthropic organizations across the nation and the world? Find out below.

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Breakout the Santa hats! 22 Christmas parades and tree lighting events throughout the Birmingham area

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Birmingham’s 2017 Christmas tree at Linn Park in front of City Hall

Let’s face it – Birmingham loves Christmas Parades and Christmas Tree Lighting ceremonies.  Who needs the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

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Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham has 3 alternatives to talking politics with family this Thanksgiving

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In June, the Community Foundation’s Instruments of Hope Unity Fund held a productive and ground-breaking discussion about race and religion at the historic 16th Street Baptist Church. Photo credit: D. Jerome Smedley

Who doesn’t love Thanksgiving dinner? The food, family, friends and football—which in Alabama, of course, includes a little rivalry talk about the Iron Bowl.

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Finch Fine Wines, a new wine store and service that includes 3000 wines online with next day delivery

Staff at Finch Fine Wines in Mountain Brook. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Wine connoisseurs rejoice!

Finch Fine Wines held it’s grand opening and ribbon cutting on November 19 at the Mountain Brook Plaza ( 2737 U.S. Highway 280 South) in front of an overflowing crowd with Mountain Brook Mayor Stewart Welch in attendance.

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“Frank’s Table” honoring Frank Stitt unveiled by the National MS Society on the Rotary Trail

Legendary chef and restauranteur Frank Stitt sitting at “Frank’s Table” a sculpture honoring him commissioned by the National MS Society. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Welcome to Frank’s Table Birmingham!

The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, Alabama-Mississippi Chapter (NMSS) unveiled and dedicated a new sculpture honoring Birmingham’s  legendary chef and restauranteur  Frank Stitt at the 24th Street entrance of The Rotary Trail.

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75 trees planted in East Lake Park thanks to Ruffner Mountain, Nature Conservancy, and neighbors (8 photos)

Tree planting at East Lake Park on November 16, 2019. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

“Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there,” ~ Quote from conservationist Gary Snyder

Literally, “digging in” – neighbors and supporters of historic East Lake Park planted 75 trees on Saturday morning, November 16, as part of a urban forest restoration program championed by The Nature Conservancy, Ruffner Mountain and several other conservation groups.

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Here’s what you need to know about Birmingham’s new $1.50 corner-to-corner microtransit ride service in a Mercedes van.

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Need a ride? No problem. On Tuesday, December 3rd, the Magic City will offer its first on-demand ride-share service! This corner-to-corner service will cost users only $1.50 each way. Transportation will be provided in a Mercedes van.

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Birmingham’s Hattie B’s has the best Mac and Cheese in Alabama, according to Business Insider

Hattie B’s staff at the Birmingham Lakeview District restaurant. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Everybody loves Hattie B’s Nashville-style hot chicken, but don’t forget their legendary Mac and Cheese, says Business Insider, one of the nation’s largest digital business publications.

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Birmingham’s National Veterans Day Parade 2019, the nation’s oldest celebration honoring our heroes (Photos)

National Veterans Day Parade 2019 in Birmingham, Alabama. Photo by Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now

Birmingham proudly held the 72nd Annual National Veterans Day Parade on Monday, November 11th, for second consecutive year alongside Railroad Park.

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Alabama Audubon is re-creating a “prairie meadow” for birds at Putnam Middle School

Volunteers at W.E. Putnam Middle School’s Audubon-Datnow Forest Preserve. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

This past Saturday, Alabama Audubon and their partners at the Jones Valley Teaching Farm planted nearly 1500 native plants at the Audubon-Datnow Forest Preserve on the grounds of Birmingham’s W.E. Putnam Middle School.

Their goal? Turn a portion of the woodland preserve into a prairie meadow.

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