Wondering what to do with all that candy? 5 Halloween candy buybacks in Birmingham

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So you’ve got all that candy. Now what? Photo via Asbury United Methodist Church

Now that your little trick or treaters scored big, are you really gonna let them eat all that Halloween candy? If you don’t want to listen to endless begging for candy all. the. time. you probably want to know about 5 Halloween candy buybacks in Birmingham.

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Want to try stargazing in Birmingham? 5 expert tips to help you get started

M51 Whirlpool. Photo by Bham Now

Who doesn’t love stargazing when you’re far enough from Birmingham to really see the stars and planets in all their glory?

If stargazing seems like something you’d like to try, we’ve got some expert tips to help you get started next time we have a clear night.

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Know someone with a disability in Birmingham? Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services is here to help.

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My sister Karon telling her spooky story at Arc Stories last week. Photo by Joel Bullock

After a couple recent surgeries, my sister needs a wheelchair to get around. When she learned about Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, she was overjoyed.

This state-run organization helps set children and adults with disabilities up for success. Whether someone is born with a disability or develops one later in life, ADRS helps them thrive. Keep reading to find out more.

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Something’s coming to Hooper City in North Birmingham. Could it be Amazon?

Amazon might be building a new facility in North Birmingham
By the time the Amazon fulfillment center opens in Bessemer, lots of people will be doing jobs like this. Photo from Amazon via Facebook

Most of the time we here at Bham Now bring you news about thing we know are going to happen.

Today we heard from the good people at the Birmingham Business Journal (the BBJ for short) that Amazon might be cooking something up in Hooper City. We’ll give you the basics and speculate on what this might mean for Birmingham.

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Ensley’s Ramsay-McCormick Building is about to get some major TLC from the City of Birmingham.

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View from the street of the Ramsay-McCormick Building. Photo by Jeff E. Newman

In 1983, US Steel sold Ensley’s Ramsay-McCormick building to the City of Birmingham for $1. Now, 36 years later, this 1929 Art Deco building is about to get some major TLC. Keep reading for all the details.

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5 ways to get your Latin dance groove on in Birmingham

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Tango! Photo from Karen Jaffe via Tango Bimingham Facebook page

Sometimes you just don’t need an excuse to get out and dance. In fact, when Latin dance is on the menu, it’s almost impossible to sit still.

Here are five ways you can get your Latin dance groove on in Birmingham, plus one tango-inspired concert November 3 at Handworks in Cahaba Heights.

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Birmingham Central Market opens for business October 30, 11AM. 3 reasons we’re delighted

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Fresh veggies are so good for you. Photo from Pepper Place Market via Facebook

The Birmingham Central Market will open October 30 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11AM in the BJCTA Intermodal Facility downtown.

This will be a big deal for the 2,500-11,000 public transit riders who come through each day—and for anyone who works in downtown Birmingham. Here’s why we can’t wait.

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3 reasons anyone who’s interested in the Holocaust should go see Alexandra Zapruder at UAB Nov. 7, 6-8PM

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Alexandra Zapruder. Photo supplied

I’ve been a student of the Holocaust since a 7th grade family history project at Mountain Brook Junior High School. Anne Frank’s diary and family interviews brought to life events I’ve spent decades trying to understand. The people at the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center share a similar passion, and they’re hosting Alexandra Zapruder for an event you really don’t want to miss.

Thursday, November 7, from 6-8PM, we’re all invited to UAB’s Hill Student Center to hear Alexandra Zapruder, author of Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust, speak. Let me tell you why this is sure to be a night to remember. Register for this free event here.

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3 walks with a purpose this Fall in Birmingham

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This cute guy is headed out to walk this Fall. Are you? Photo from Aga Khan Foundation Birmingham via Facebook

Maybe it’s because the weather’s finally changed, but we here at Bham Now can’t stop talking about upcoming walks, runs and other ways to get outside.

Here are three more we found to keep you moving and enjoying the Fall weather.

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Amenities galore! 5 reasons you need to know about The Eastbury, right in the heart of Homewood

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Common living area at The Eastbury
This is one of the common living room areas just off the grand lobby and on the way to the pool. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

If you’re in the market for a condo in the Birmingham area, you’re going to want to check out The Eastbury, right in the heart of Homewood.

The whole place is currently undergoing a conversion from apartments to condos, and from what we saw on a recent tour, we think they’ll be a big hit. Read on to find out all the details or visit www.theeastbury.com to book a tour today.

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Biz school candidates! 5 reasons Montevallo should be on your short list.

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Accounting students on a day of interviewing. Photo from the University of Montevallo Stephens College of Business via Facebook

We all know the transition from studying to working can be tough. The Grainger Center for Professional Practice at University of Montevallo’s Stephens College of Business does what every other career center wishes it could do. It helps set students up for success—both in school and in their future careers.

Imagine having all that support to help you make it through undergrad or an MBA program without a hitch. Check out Montevallo’s MBA program here, and read on for all the details.

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11 women in wellness making Birmingham healthier

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Jasper Elliot Wolfe of Conscious Body Healing Arts Center. Photo by R. Daniel Walker

If you’ve spent any time in wellness spaces in Birmingham, you’ve probably noticed there are a lot of women helping other women find balance and wholeness in their lives.

We decided to introduce you to 11 of these women and what they have to offer. We know we can’t include everybody. So, do be sure to tag us @bhamnow to let us know who we missed!

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7 reasons to go see Ghostbusters in Concert with the ASO Oct. 25, 7PM at Samford’s Wright Center. Use code GHOSTNOW for 25% off

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The original Ghostbusters. Photo supplied

If you missed the 35th anniversary showing of Ghostbusters, never fear. You can check out the Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Ghostbusters in Concert.

It’s at 7PM on October 25 at Samford’s Wright Center. Tickets range from $15-80. Use code GHOSTNOW and get 25% off your tickets here.

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9 things you need to know about CityWalk BHAM, under the 59/20 bridges in Birmingham (PHOTOS)

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Birmingham residents looking at plans for CityWalk Birmingham, a linear public space that will be under the 59/20 bridges. Photo by Nathan Watson for Bham Now

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) recently hosted public meetings at Boutwell Auditorium where people could come review plans for CityWalk BHAM.

Three of us from Bham Now went and bumped into local architects, planners and lots of people who work with ALDOT. Everyone wanted to take a look at what will be under the bridges, now that they’re getting closer to completion. Keep reading to find out what we learned.

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Sneak peek at The Sheraton Birmingham’s $30m renovation at The BJCC (PHOTOS)

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Guests gathering at the entrance to The Sheraton Birmingham. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Did you know The Sheraton Birmingham at the BJCC is the largest full service hotel not only in Birmingham but the entire state of Alabama? It’s in the middle of a full-scale renovation, and we went inside to give you a sneak peek of both the construction and what it’ll look like when it’s done.

Why does this matter? Having a full service hotel that’s easy to get to and close to large venues like the BJCC makes a big difference when people who plan conventions and conferences across the country are deciding where to go.

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