Redevelopment continues in Southside with new office and retail space

A rendering of the new mixed-use project in Southside. Photo courtesy of Highpointe Properties

The Alabama Pump & Supply Co. building on 4th Avenue South is getting a new lease on life. Highpointe Properties, LLC is redeveloping the Southside space and adding a new building next door—keep reading for the scoop!

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Want $10,000 for your school’s health & wellness programs? Apply now.

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Cahaba Elementary celebrates their Be Healthy School Grant award.
Photo courtesy of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Have you heard about the Be Healthy School Grant Program? It’s an opportunity for Alabama schools to win a $10K health and wellness grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. It’s super easy to apply, but you’ll need to send in that application by March 27.

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Insider tips for getting your kids to eat healthier from a Birmingham nutritionist

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These adorable kiddos belong to one of our Bham Nowers, and they love their veggies. Photo via Bham Now

We know Birmingham is known for good food. But what about healthy food? You CAN eat healthy in Birmingham with a little help and planning. We asked Virginia Anderson, clinical nutritionist at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham, about how to make eating healthy fun and affordable for your whole family.

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Birmingham rejoices: I-59/20 bridges are set to open on or before January 21

The bridges under construction. Photo via Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

The time has finally arrived! After nearly a year of sitting in traffic and finding alternate routes for our commutes, we will now be able to drive on the new bridges downtown on or before January 21, 2020. It’s been a long road—but we’re glad to have our bridges back!

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Housing Authority shares Southtown Court redevelopment update

Gensler’s conceptual rendering of the Southtown redevelopment. Photo via Gensler’s website

Birmingham’s Southtown Court project—a redevelopment of the estimated 26 million-dollar property in Southside—continues to move forward. The Housing Authority of the Birmingham District (HABD) shared an updated timeline with residents of the housing community on January 7. Here’s what we know. 

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Don’t miss the Alabama Dance Festival in Birmingham January 16-27

Photo via the Alabama Dance Council’s website

Calling all dancers and dance enthusiasts: the Alabama Dance Festival, one of the largest gatherings of dance-minded folks in the Southeast, is coming up in Birmingham January 16-27. Here’s what you need to know, from classes to performances and more. 

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Everything you need to know about the BHM26.2 marathon. Get 10% off with code BHAMNOW10

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Go the distance (26.2 miles, that is) with BHM26.2 and support a great cause. Photo courtesy of BHM26.2

Looking for a reason to run this spring that’s more inspiring than the treadmill? Here’s your answer: BHM26.2. There’s still time to train for this April 19 event, so lace up those shoes and give this Birmingham race a shot! Register now at bhm262.com and get 10 percent off with code BHAMNOW10. 

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Blueroot co. to open brick-and-mortar locations across Birmingham including downtown


Check out that gorgeous salad! Photo via blueroot co. on Facebook

Birmingham food concept blueroot co. has big plans—three new locations, in fact. The healthy, fast-casual eatery has been spotted around town at various pop-ups and events, and now they’re continuing their growth with pickup locations in downtown Birmingham and Mountain Brook Village. See below for the scoop.

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5 ways to reduce your carbon footprint in Birmingham

Participants at 2018’s Graze fundraiser. Photo by Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network

The American Forest Foundation, the Nature Conservancy and Birmingham’s Vulcan Materials Company recently announced a partnership to reduce carbon emissions in the U.S. The new initiative, the Family Forest Carbon Program (FFCP), seeks to capture and sequester greenhouse gas emissions, AKA carbon dioxide, produced by family farms. Since families own a whopping 290 million acres of American forest, they have to be included as part of the climate change solution.

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New jobs, new hospitals and more at Encompass Health in Birmingham

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Encompass Health’s team working hard! Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now 

Encompass Health is celebrating a banner 2019, and we’ve got the scoop on what they’re up to. In addition to finalizing their rebrand, the company also made a bunch of hires in Birmingham, expanded across the country and gave back to the community right here at home. Stay with us to find out more.

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4 ways Worlds of Work will help your company recruit tomorrow’s top talent

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Hands-on learning at Worlds of Work. Photo via Central Six 

Attention Birmingham business owners: are you looking for ways to recruit the next generation to your industry? If so, look no further than the Worlds of Work at SkillsUSA (WOW) event, happening in April 2020. We have the details. Know you want to go? Save your spot now

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