Want to help Australian wildlife? Here’s how to do it in Birmingham

Months of massive brushfires have decimated human and wildlife habitats alike. Photo copyright Matthew Abbott, via World Wildlife Fund Australia

If you’ve tuned in to the news or internet lately, you’ve probably seen the terrible fires that have been ravaging Australia. Although it seems that some coverage has slacked off, the crisis is far from over. Here’s how you can help right here in Birmingham.

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United Way Hands On and Enterprise team up on MLK Day to create a coffee shop at McCoy Center

Volunteer applying paint at the new coffee shop at the McCoy Center in West End Birmingham. Photo by Lexie Dillard for Bham Now

Did you know studies show, drinking coffee can help delay the onset of dementia and soothe people with addiction issues?

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Adopt, don’t shop! Rescue pups by breed in Alabama

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Pet adoption puts smiles like this on everyone’s face—human or doggo. Photo via Bama Bully Rescue on Facebook

New year, new pup! If you’re considering bringing a new furry friend into your home, rescuing an animal in Alabama is a wonderful way to do it. One misconception about becoming a rescue dog parent is that you can’t choose that one breed you really love. These breed-specific rescue organizations prove that idea wrong.

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Jefferson County Commission to preserve former jail that held Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1967

Jefferson County exhibit that documents Martin Luther King. Jr.’s stay in the Jefferson County Courthouse jail in 1967. Photo courtesy of Jefferson County Commission

Earlier this month, the Jefferson County Commission unanimously passed a resolution to memorialize and preserve the former county jail space, where Martin Luther King, Jr. was held in 1967.

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Birmingham warming station opens Sunday evening at Boutwell Auditorium

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Mayor Randall Woodfin greets a visitor at the BJCC warming station on Christmas Day, 2017. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

According to a Facebook post by Don Lupo, director of the city of Birmingham’s Office of Citizen Assistance, Birmingham will be opening a warming station at Boutwell Auditorium on Sunday evening, January 19.

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MLK Day in Birmingham—honor history in the place where it happened

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Photo via Birmingham Civil Rights Institute on Facebook

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated all across the country, but few places have the opportunity to truly experience history firsthand as Birmingham residents do.

Every year, the nation honors Dr. King and all of the brave men and women who dreamed alongside him. Read on to find out how to celebrate, honor and remember right here in Birmingham.

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STEM UAB graduate students produce sci-fi film entirely in Birmingham

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If you saw Ryan Murphy and Faaiz Saad on this rooftop you might mistake them for a couple of Hollywood big-shots. Photo via Scruffy Chandelier Productions.

The Magic City has been all over the film scene lately. And you can spot Birmingham in every scene of the new web series and movie, “SCP D-Classified.” Get the scoop from the producers themselves. Plus, find out how you can watch and support the local sci-fi series!

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4 things to know about Birmingham’s Airport Hills community

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Want a cool view of the airport and the city? You can find it in Airport Hills. Photo via flybirmingham.com.

The Airport Hills is a heavily residential area that’s home to over 5,000 people. For all you aviation fans, this community has great, unobstructed views of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport’s runways. Thanks to the city’s BIG Partnership initiative centered around the airport, Airport Hills is going to see major growth in the near future.

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Not just for the Rockefellers—learn how you can start your own local charitable fund

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In 2019, the Community Foundation celebrated their 60th Anniversary. Photo courtesy of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham

It never fails. Whenever I watch a Ken Burns documentary, I see credits at the beginning of each program that either say the Ford Foundation or Rockefeller Foundation supported one of his iconic films.

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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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AHSAA 2020 Championship games coming to Birmingham in January and February

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Photo courtesy of Dennis Victory

Starting January 16 through February 29, thousands of student-athletes will be competing in and around the Magic City for Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) titles in basketball, indoor track, wrestling and bowling.

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