Urban Standard, Perry’s Steakhouse, Crestwood Tavern among restaurants receiving 95 and above inspection scores this past month

Crestwood Tavern. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Several popular Birmingham restaurants, including Urban Standard, Perry’s Steakhouse, Black Market Grill, Fifes Restaurant and Crestwood Tavern received 95 and above on their health inspection scores over the past 30 days.

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Amazon in Bessemer. A ground-breaking and a pay raise all on the same day

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The official groundbreaking at the site of the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Bessemer. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Today, Amazon, one of the world’s largest companies, held a ground-breaking in Bessemer, Alabama, to celebrate the construction phase of the new fulfillment center that will bring more than 1500 jobs to Jefferson County.

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3 tips to make your home especially warm for the holidays with help from La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries

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La-Z-Boy’s Curt Morris and Laurie Bowman. Photo by Bham Now

Home for the holidays? According to Laurie Bowman, Corporate Designer for La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, early October is a great time to begin planning how to spruce up your home for the upcoming holiday season.

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Preservery, an elevated soul food restaurant, is moving into the space next to Frank Stitt’s Chez Fonfon in 5 Points South

Home of new Preservery at 5 Points South. The restaurant will open in early 2019. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Preservery, a restaurant that takes soul food to another level, announced today that they will be locating their new restaurant at 5 Points South next to Frank Stitt’s Chez Fonfon and Highlands Bar and Grill in early 2019.

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Don’t miss 4 guided hikes led by Birmingham conservation groups in October, including Red Mountain Park

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Breakout your hiking boots Birmingham.  4 local conservations groups will be leading specially guided hikes in October. Here is your chance, to get outdoors, breathe some fresh air, recharge your batteries and meet folks.

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3 reasons why you need to attend the Southern Environmental Center’s Sweet Birmingham on October 5

Michelle Hampton, Office Manager at theSouthern Environmental Center shows off the “Magic Bus” people can purchase to support 60 children at the center’s programs. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Got a sweet tooth? Love nature? Here is an event for you.  Check out Sweet Birmingham.

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Help make the new pedestrian Hollywood bridge over Highway 280 a reality on Saturday, September 29

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Ward 5 Homewood City Council member Jennifer Andress – Photo by Pat Byington

In July 2017, Bham Now published a story about an effort to build  a new safer, more pedestrian, runner and bike friendly overpass bridge on Hollywood Boulevard/280 that links Homewood, Birmingham and Mountain Brook. Continue reading “Help make the new pedestrian Hollywood bridge over Highway 280 a reality on Saturday, September 29”

Have you been to Birmingham’s new downtown Intermodal Facility? Why it’s transformational, according to Urban Land Institute Alabama.

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Birmingham’s new downtown Intermodal Facility. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Urban Land Institute (ULI) Alabama members James Fowler and Charles Ball are calling the new downtown Birmingham Intermodal Facility, a “transformational place in the heart of the city.”

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Cahaba River Society’s Annual Fry-Down, Great Food for a Great Cause, this Sunday, September 30

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Students participating in the Cahaba River Society’s CLEAN program. Photo courtesy of Cahaba River Society

Join the Cahaba River Society this Sunday, September 30, 2018, from noon to 4pm at Railroad Park for the 9th Annual Fry-Down.

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Don’t miss Bham Now BOLD Speaker Sarah Parcak. $20 ticket includes, Cahaba Brewery beer and Taco Mama tacos

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Dr. Sarah Parcak and GlobalXplorer° understand that local citizens who know the culture are a crucial aspect of protecting cultural heritage sites. Photo submitted

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Bham Now October BOLD  Series speaker, UAB professor Dr. Sarah Parcak made global news earlier this month, when her team of archaeological adventurers discovered 800 Egyptian tombs, at Lisht, an ancient burial ground.

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Who determines how United Way of Central Alabama allocates funds from its annual campaign? An inside look at the process.

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United Way VAT members at the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama. Photo courtesy of United Way of Central Alabama

Have you ever wondered how United Way of Central Alabama distributes the money raised through its annual campaign?

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Cast your vote now for the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church to win Partners in Preservation grant

Press conference held at the 16th Street Baptist Church, September 24, 2018 announcing the Lift Every Heart campaign. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Today, members of the  Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and community leaders throughout Birmingham  gathered  to announce the official launch of a month-long campaign to win national funding  supporting historic preservation restoration efforts at the church.

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Lift every voice! Learn how you can preserve Birmingham’s Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

Birmingham’s iconic 16th Street Baptist Church. Photo courtesy of Rev Birmingham

This morning, Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and community leaders throughout Birmingham will be announcing the launch of a month-long effort to win national funding to complete significant preservation efforts at the beloved and globally significant historic building.

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Birmingham has experienced 12 straight days of 90 plus temperatures. We ask WIAT CBS 42’s Ashley Gann about the present heat wave.

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Yesterday, September 22, the first day of Fall, was another scorcher in Birmingham.  According to AccuWeather, temps have topped 90 degrees in Birmingham for 11 straight days and 19 out of 22 days this month. Are we in the midst of a historic heat wave? What’s up with our weather?

To get an idea, Bham Now submitted a few written questions to WIAT CBS 42’s Chief Meteorologist Ashley Gann for her thoughts about the current heat wave. Here was her response.

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