Lakeshore Publix to become first ecommerce grocery store in Birmingham

A rendering of the Lakeshore Pavillion. Photo via Birmingham City. 

Don’t think there’s a way you could love Publix any more than you do right now? Think again. The Publix grocery store set to open off Lakeshore Parkway next year will be Birmingham’s first omnichannel store. 

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Birmingham-Southern College names Daniel Coleman as its 16th President

Birmingham-Southern College names Magic City native Daniel Coleman as their 16th President. Photo from the Birmingham-Southern College Facebook page

Birmingham-Southern College has named Daniel Coleman, a Birmingham resident with more than three decades of experience in finance and strong ties to BSC as its 16th president.

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Scenes from one of Birmingham’s most treasured events, the 71st annual National Veterans Day

Lyman Ward Military Academy students marching at the 2018 Veterans Day Parade in Birmingham. Photo by Jon Eastwood

Despite a day that saw between 2-4 inches of rainfall in Birmingham, as promised, National Veterans Day President Mark Ryan kept his word when he said, “The parade does not get cancelled.”

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Birmingham’s 71st Annual National Veterans Day Parade is NOT cancelled

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Photo from the 2016 National Veterans Day Parade – Bham Now

The 2018 edition of the 71st Annual National Veterans Day Parade in Birmingham has not been cancelled, according to city of Birmingham sources.  The parade is scheduled today, Monday, November 12 at 1:30 around Railroad Park and the Parkside District.

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The 5th annual Vulcans Community Awards were on November 1st. Here’s a recap and photo gallery

The tables were full and the community was ready for the Vulcans Community Awards. Photo by Aly Hansen for Bham Now

The 13 community members who were honored at the 5th annual Vulcans Community Awards are hardworking individuals who work tirelessly to make Birmingham a better place. Find out more about their stories here. 

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Become an expert negotiator with Carol Frohlinger at the Nov. 16 Momentum workshop at Vulcan Park and Museum. Registration closes Nov. 14!

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Carol Frohlinger, president of Negotiating Women Inc. Photo submitted

A small investment in negotiating skills can really pay off big. Hone yours with internationally renowned author, speaker and expert Carol Frohlinger on Friday, November 16, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Vulcan Park and Museum. The workshop comes to Birmingham by way of Momentum, Alabama’s premier women’s leadership program. Register by Wednesday, November 14. (And, guys, this one’s for you, too.)

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UAB Football is one of the biggest comeback stories in college football history

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Blaze statue at the UAB Collat School of Business building. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

It is one of the biggest comebacks in college football history. In four years, UAB Football has gone from being disbanded to winning a Conference USA Division title and notching a Top 25 ranking in the National Coaches Poll.

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Birmingham’s 71st Annual National Veterans Day Parade will take place at Railroad Park and Parkside District

A section of the 2018 National Veterans Day Parade route along Railroad Park. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

The 2018 edition of the 71st Annual National Veterans Day Parade in Birmingham will take place at and around Railroad Park, instead of the traditional downtown Birmingham north route. The parade is scheduled this Monday, November 12 at 1:30.

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Awesome Mary meets Ellen and takes over Hollywood, thanks to Magic Moments

Mary White (second from the right), aka, Awesome Mary got to see Ellen Degeneres – her Magic Moment. Photo Jana White’s (Mary’s mother, far right) Facebook page.

Last February, Bham Now featured a story about Hoover High School student Mary White, aka. Awesome Mary, and her quest to meet her role model Ellen Degeneres. Thanks to Magic Moments, last month, Mary and her family were able to not only meet Ellen, but also tour some of Hollywood’s most iconic places and hang out with Micah Fowler, who plays J.J. on the ABC show Speechless.

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Birmingham’s Green Springs Avenue Bridge off exit 258 is closed till March 2019

Map of Green Springs Avenue Road closure. Screenshot from the City of Birmingham press release

According to a City of Birmingham, the Green Springs Avenue Bridge will be closed to undergo needed repairs until March 2019.  The bridge is to the right of exit 258 if you are traveling south on I-65.

This is not the interstate overpass.

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A November to remember. Samford Arts debuts its own new American Opera and invites Birmingham to join a Christmas tradition

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This November, Samford University’s School of the Arts will be holding two unforgettable events. On November 15-18, Samford Arts will be premiering a new American opera called The Ghosts of Gatsby. At the end of the month, on November 30, the university will be kicking off the holiday season with the Celebrate Christmas with Samford Arts.

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