Happy 50th Birthday UAB! On June 16, 1969, the state of Alabama established the university

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

According to UAB tradition and history,  on June 16, 1969, Alabama Governor Albert P. Brewer announced the establishment of The University of Alabama System which was comprised of autonomous campuses in Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, and Huntsville.

On that day, University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB) became one of the three universities in the new three-campus system.

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Honoring Flag Day 2019: Birmingham business has been supplying flags for over 100 years

This special business is run out of 221 Oxmoor Blvd. in Homewood. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now.

Here in Birmingham, you probably see an American flag every single day, even if you don’t think much about it. You may see them lining the side of the road on your morning commute, or hanging outside your bank downtown, or waving in your neighbor’s front yard. June 14 is National Flag Day in the United States, and in honor of the day, we’re highlighting the business behind the flags.

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14 places around Birmingham no longer using plastic straws + other single use plastics. Plus where to buy your own locally

Emilie Maynor and Roni Nuby using their swzle brand stainless steel reusable straws in their cocktails at the Elyton Hotel! Photo via @emiliemaynorliving on Instagram

500 million straws are used in the U.S. each day—many never making it to recycling bins, instead to join the billions of others polluting our rivers, lakes, beaches and oceans.

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8 reasons we love Birmingham’s Southside community, including Rojo’s birthday party

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Rojo Birmingham in Southside is about to celebrate its 17th birthday.
Rojo Birmingham celebrating its 11th birthday. June 15 it turns 17! Photo from Rojo Birmingham’s Facebook page

It’s fair to say that most folks who’ve spent any time in Birmingham have probably spent some time in Southside. Whether it’s restaurants and bars you’re after, religious institutions brimming with history or sports or parks you’re looking for, Birmingham’s Southside community has all this and more.

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Historic First Avenue building gets a new lease on life with $4M multi-use renovation

Luxury living offered in historical downtown Birmingham. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now.

Residential Ventures, a boutique development firm based in Denver, CO purchased $2.39M of downtown Birmingham property late last year. This week, plans were released for their property at 2216/2218 First Ave. N. to undergo a renovation expected to reach close to $4M.

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Special coffee served by special people: Cafe Three21 at the Valleydale Farmers’ Market

Photo via Instagram – @cafethree21

Supporting local Birmingham vendors is most definitely a worthy endeavor. One of our favorite ways to do this is by shopping at one of our many local Birmingham farmers’ markets. Did you know you can find an added positive cause each Saturday this summer at Valleydale Farmers’ Market? Here’s how.

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United Way of Central Alabama launches largest summer fundraising campaign in its history

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Jill Deer, Jeff Stone and Lou Lacey at the 2019 Pacesetter Kickoff. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

Last week, the United Way of Central Alabama kicked off their 2019 Pacesetter Campaign with 71 companies and a fundraising goal of $13,500,000.

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Dorothy Levy, founder of United Ability turns 107 this week. Wish her a Happy Birthday Birmingham!

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Dorothy Levy helped found United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham, which is now United Ability. She turns 107 years old on June 16, 2019. This photo was taken in June 2018 by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Dorothy Levy, one of the founders of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham, which is now United Ability, celebrates her 107th birthday this Sunday, June 16th.

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Birmingham’s United Community Center on the West End adds new pavilion

United Community Center (UCC), a United Way of Central Alabama partner agency, held a ribbon cutting event featuring its new pavilion for seniors and children. Photo courtesy of United Way of Central Alabama

Last week, on May 30th, United Community Center (UCC), a United Way of Central Alabama partner agency, held a ribbon cutting event featuring its new pavilion for seniors and children.

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