Jump-start your child’s interest in reading with Books-A-Million’s 50 Stories to Read Before You’re 5 collection

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50 Stories to Read Before You’re 5. Photo courtesy of Books-A-Million.

We all know that reading to your children is important. But did you know that toddlers and preschoolers who are read to every day have many academic advantages? If you’re looking to jump-start your child’s interest in reading, then check out the 50 Stories to Read Before You’re 5 collection by Books-A-Million.

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Thinking of adopting a pet from the Humane Society? CCR Architecture just paid the fee

Tammy and Missy. Photo: Liesa Cole.

CCR Architecture and Interiors wants you to adopt one of these cats or dogs.

Sometimes an article idea I come across speaks to me personally. As a history minor, I love a story with a historical angle…and old buildings get my creative juices flowing. I’m also a sucker for pet rescues, my dog, Bongo is a rescue lab. Continue reading “Thinking of adopting a pet from the Humane Society? CCR Architecture just paid the fee”

Birmingham lands a spot on 2018 Steve Case Revolution Rise of the Rest Tour

 

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Power of Leadership panel with Mayor Woodfin in the center, photo by Pat Byington

Today at the Power of Leadership luncheon sponsored by Alabama Power, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin announced  America Online (AOL) co-founder Steve Case chose the Magic City as one of the cities on his upcoming Rise of the Rest 7.0 bus tour.

Birmingham is one of only five cities around the nation named on the tour.

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Regions Bank helping students turn inspiration into education with this essay contest

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Who inspires you? Who motivates you to reach higher and achieve your dreams? If you’re a high school senior or a college student, you can turn your inspiration into education. Regions Bank is awarding scholarships for top essays that highlight inspirational African-Americans.

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New Birmingham nonprofit looking to diversify Southeast tech scene

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Attendees of the Bronze Valley Initiative’s inaugural breakfast on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Via Bronze Valley Initiative, Facebook.

This is the type of initiative that could really set us apart, Birmingham: growing the Southeastern tech ecosystem by promoting diversity and finding economic opportunities.

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The right sales associates makes all the difference at Driver’s Way. Meet Ryan Lynn and Daphanie Diaz

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Driver’s Way sales associates Ryan Lynn and Daphanie Diaz, photo by Pat Byington

Doug Anderson, the General Manager of Driver’s Way was there at the beginning when the Birmingham-based dealership was created more than 20 years ago.

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Thrillist names Little Donkey’s fried chicken best in America

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Left to right – Little Donkey staff: Drew Sanders, Sabrina Bouriche and Jose Molina, photo by Pat Byington

Last week, Thrillist, the popular national digital site that covers  food, drink, travel and entertainment named Homewood-based Little Donkey as one of its 31 Best Fried Chicken Restaurants in America.

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Hoover, from suburban enclave to a city with momentum: new developments in 2018

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Before I moved to Birmingham I thought of Hoover, AL as just the high school football stronghold of the state, maybe because of that TV show from a few years ago. Hoover is a thriving suburb of Birmingham, a small city with momentum that is continuing to see a surge of new housing, business centers and retail development.

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Small Business Monday – Focus on Simply Infused Olive Oil Shop

Have you ever heard of roasted coconut balsamic vinegar?  How about green chili pepper olive oil?  Did you know that balsamic vinegars were once used in drinks and that they’re making a comeback?  In this week’s edition of Small Business Monday, Cheryl Harper tells us about the world of flavor that awaits at Simply Infused Olive Oil Shop.

Cheryl Harper, owner of Simply Infused Olive Oil Shop. Photo by Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now

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Lost pet? high-tech ways to help protect and find your four-legged best friend

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This week while researching for a story about lost pets, microchipping and web sites that help reunite lost pets with their humans, I ran across an article about a Birmingham woman who lost her beloved pet Mitzy on the day she was moving away for a new job.

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Discover La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries In-Home Design program and President’s Day Sale!

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Staff at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in Greystone. Photo via Hunter Nichols.

Decorating your home is no easy task. It requires lots of decisions and a great deal of trial and error, not to mention a rather large sum of money.

But what if you could get furniture and accessories for your home without the huge expense, while also getting complimentary one-on-one design help from an interior design specialist?

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