Here are 3 reasons why the Ford Mustang is the perfect car to drive around Birmingham, according to ‘GT Matt,’ Adamson Ford’s muscle-car expert

You can drive away in a Ford Mustang today. Photo by Jen Daniel for Bham Now

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Come rev some engines in Birmingham with GT Matt and get behind the wheel of an automobile that knows how to handle the road, especially in Birmingham. Matt is the Mustang Man at Adamson Ford, and he knows why drivers keep coming back to America’s classic performance car. Hint: vroom vroom!

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New Hotel Indigo in 5 Points South opens with a themed bar called the Rx Lounge that’s a throwback to the building’s medical history in Birmingham

Bar Supervisor at the Rx Lounge, Victoria Lawson, showing us the bar’s supply of flavored bitters in test tubes. Photo by Jen Daniel for Bham Now

Located at 1023 20th St South in Birmingham, Hotel Indigo recently completed a $5 million renovation to feature 63 rooms that are pet friendly. The boutique hotel also features the Rx Lounge, with a design nod to the building’s history as the Medical Arts Building.

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Powell School, Birmingham’s first school building, may get new life

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Powell School (or the Free School), Birmingham’s first permanent school building. Closed since 2001, the school was nearly destroyed in 2011 from a fire. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

According to Michael Calvert, a longtime civic leader in Birmingham, the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation is working with a developer to explore restoring  Powell School, the first permanent school building in Birmingham.

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5 reasons why Birmingham is a great college town, including top-notch education and late-night eats

College students hanging out in Birmingham. Photo via Birmingham Southern College

College. The days are busy and stressful, but totally exciting and fun—especially when you attend college in Birmingham. What makes Birmingham such a hot college town? Here are a five reasons we think it’s pretty great! Continue reading “5 reasons why Birmingham is a great college town, including top-notch education and late-night eats”

Cassidy’s turnaround story and 3 easy ways you can get involved with United Way of Central Alabama

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Members of the Arc of Central Alabama do a team cheer in fitness class with Cassidy, one of the volunteers with United Way of Central Alabama. Photo via United Way of Central Alabama

You’ve heard of United Way of Central Alabama.  Your employer might have a giving option through payroll deduction.  Your neighbor might volunteer at one of the 80 agencies and initiatives United Way supports in Central Alabama.  But do you really know what United Way of Central Alabama does and how you can get involved? Don’t worry, we’re here to let you know that there’s an opportunity that matches your interests and your ability to give. Continue reading “Cassidy’s turnaround story and 3 easy ways you can get involved with United Way of Central Alabama”

Explore Alabama’s natural wonders. Register today for The Alabama Beta, the state’s first 48 hour adventure race benefiting local conservation efforts

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Photo of Little River Canyon 2017 – by Pat Byington, Bham Now

Want to explore Alabama’s natural wonders, raise money for a good cause and do it all in one weekend? Register for the upcoming The Alabama Beta September 28-30.

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Expect traffic delays this week, Birmingham drivers, as ALDOT continues work on Interstates 59/20 and I-65

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Rendering of Malfunction Junction in Birmingham after ALDOT completes its bridge project. Graphic by ALDOT

Next week lanes and ramps are closing on both I-59/20 and I-65. Here are the details, Birmingham drivers.

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Bird wants to take over Birmingham with electric scooters, and the $2 billion company doesn’t seem to care about regulations

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Bird scooters parked in front of the Clubhouse on Highland. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Yeah, it’s more of a world-domination thing with Bird electric scooters. Why? To get people out of cars. Electric scooters are a thing, people. They’re everywhere!

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Behind the scenes with Kristi Tingle Higginbotham as she returns to Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Birmingham Does Broadway on September 21

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Kristi Tingle Higginbotham on Broadway in Homewood. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

On Friday, September 21, Alabama Symphony Orchestra will be holding one of their most popular concerts of the year, Birmingham Does Broadway, at Samford University’s Wright Center, featuring Broadway musical classics like Les Miserables, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, King and I, Sunset Boulevard and much more. Get tickets now.

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Wait! Hold on to that pop tab. It can help raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. Find out how.

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A Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama guest shows off a pop-tab collection house. Photo courtesy of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama

Stop! Don’t just recycle that aluminum can. Get the most from your recycling efforts by collecting the shiny pop tab and donating it to the Ronald McDonald House. Read on to find out why.

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Vulcan Park Foundation announces 2018 The Vulcan Community Award winners. Honorees include UAB pioneer Scotty McCallum

Birmingham’s beloved Vulcan, photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

The Vulcan® Park Foundation  announced this week, the 2018 honorees for the fifth annual The Vulcans Community Awards.

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There are mixed reactions when it comes to electric scooters in Birmingham

@drfresky styling and profiling before taking a spin on a Bird electric scooter in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo via Bird

The City of Birmingham recently sent a cease-and-desist letter to Bird, urging the electric-scooter company to purchase a business license. The company is also operating in Homewood. Looks like we are in backlash mode.

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