Birmingham researchers lead the way in COVID-19 vaccine development

2020 is the year of the epidemiologist. Photo via @nci on Unsplash

If you’re spending much time online these days, you’re probably seeing a whole flood of information about potential COVID-19 vaccines. Southern Research is helping lead the way from right here in Birmingham, and they’re getting closer every day. Here’s what you need to know.

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Your cheat sheet to 5 holiday wines you should bring to the table this year

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This can be a daunting site when choosing holiday wines, but Red or White is making it easy for us this year. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

It’s time to read between the wines—picking out the ideal holiday wines for parties and dinners this season is an unfairly labeled stressful task. If you’re ready to pop the cork, but the wine aisle is starting to look like a math problem, turn to the experts at Birmingham’s Red or White.

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How Alabama is supporting small biz with $200M grant program + how you can too

We love our local shops, including spots like Botanica. Photo via Chaise Sanders for Bham Now

Governor Kay Ivey recently announced a program to help small businesses during the pandemic—Revive Plus. Whether you’re a small business owner or know one, the perfect time to apply is now. Want to know how the program works and how you can support small businesses with the chance to win a little extra cash? Just keep on reading.

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The latest buzz in Hoover, including new restaurants, a brewery and of course, Santa

Things are heating up in Hoover. Photo via Eugene’s Hot Chicken’s Facebook

Looking for the latest buzz happening in Hoover? Well, consider it found. From new restaurants and revitalization developments, there are some exciting projects happening in the area. Oh, and we can’t forget Santa. He’s coming too!

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5 tips from a Birmingham interior designer to get your holiday windows ready

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Homewood has so many lovely holiday windows this time of year. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Admit it. You know it’s fun to drive around checking out holiday decorations. Whether it’s big blow up decorations or tastefully crafted window displays, it all just makes the season brighter. Leigh Ann Harris, Senior Interior Designer at Christopher Architecture and Interiors, shared her best pro tips for how to get your home windows holiday-ready.

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Shop 30% off furniture at La-Z-Boy of Birmingham’s Black Friday Sale Nov. 27-30

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So many fabrics, so little time. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Grab your shopping shoes! La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Birmingham is kicking off their Black Friday sale on November 27 through November 30. The entire showroom will be 30% off—from OG La-Z-Boy recliners to Kincaid solid wood furniture pieces.

Keep reading to for more info on the sale including safety precautions in place at each location.

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Shop local + win big this holiday season during REV Birmingham’s Great Receipt Race

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Ready. Set. Go, Bham! Photo via REV Birmingham

Let’s admit it. The holidays are right around the corner and we’ve got some gift shopping to catch up on so why not keep things local? Through December 31st, if you participate in REV Birmingham’s Great Receipt Race you’ll have the chance to win $100 in local gift cards every week. Keep reading to learn how you can get a little extra dough in our pockets.

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Ghost Train’s new location + more new shops & restaurants coming to Birmingham

Photo via Ghost Train Brewing Co.’s Facebook

It’s a new week which means it’s time for another roundup of new openings and reopenings in Birmingham. We have lots to look forward to, including Ghost Train Brewing Co.’s upcoming location, a fresh food concept, exciting new developments and more. Check ’em out!

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Birmingham architects receive top marks from national judges

Read on to get the deets on this award-winning home. Photo via Krumdieck A+I

The American Institute of Architects recently hosted their 2020 design awards, and members of our local Birmingham chapter brought home quite a few top marks. Check out the award-winning projects here—you might just recognize a few.

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Tired of feeling out of the loop? Your weekly update of Birmingham business news

Kickin’ off the week with some great weather and even better business news. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Got those mid-November/daylight savings time blues? It won’t be hard to turn that frown upside down after reading all about what good news is in-store for the Birmingham business scene. 

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5 things you never knew about Alabama Marble, the “finest marble in the world”

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Hello, gorgeous. Design by GCI Design; photo via AM3 Stone

Did you know that some of the finest marble in the world is mined right here in Alabama? Alabama Marble Mineral & Mining Co. (AM3 Stone) is the exclusive purveyor of Alabama Marble, and they’re headquartered here in the Birmingham area. Keep reading to learn more about this state treasure—the facts might just surprise you.

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New restaurant concept, bowl., coming to downtown Birmingham

bowl. will be downtown Birmingham’s newest addition to the restaurant scene. Photo via bowl. on Facebook

Hope you’re hungry, Birmingham. The same people behind brick & tin are introducing a new food concept to downtown Birmingham named bowl. This new restaurant will be unlike anything we’ve seen and will bring healthy, locally sourced options right to your doorstep. Keep reading for the delicious deets.

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