Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, the crown jewel of Alabama’s Forever Wild Program needs your help

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Turkey Creek Nature Preserve. Photo from the Southern Environmental Center.

Located just 15 miles outside the Birmingham city limits, Turkey Creek Nature Preserve in Pinson is widely regarded as the crown jewel of Alabama’s Forever Wild program.

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ULI Alabama meeting sparks conversations about Atlanta, Birmingham and their futures

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Atlanta’s Tim Keane (far right) speaks to the ULI Alabama meeting at UAB. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Last week, the Urban Land Institute of Alabama (ULI Alabama) held its quarterly meeting at UAB. The keynote speaker, Tim Keane, Atlanta’s Commissioner of Planning, sparked a healthy conversation among Birmingham’s urban design and economic development communities about aspiring to be what Martin Luther King, Jr. called a “beloved community.”

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Surprise! Birmingham ranked 4th nationally in TV viewership on the opening day of the World Cup.

American Outlaws at the U.S. v Haiti Women’s Friendly at Legion Field. Photo by Pat Byington.

According to the Washington Post, the Birmingham metro media market ranked 4th nationally in TV viewership for the opening World Cup game between Russia and Saudi Arabia.

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4 things to know about Pathway Healthcare’s headquarters move from Dallas to St. Vincent’s East in Birmingham

Pathway Healthcare CEO Scott Olson (photo by author)

Birmingham City Mayor Randall Woodfin spoke to a full house about the opioid crisis on Monday. The occasion? The grand opening of Pathway Healthcare’s new clinic and corporate headquarters, moving from Dallas to St. Vincent’s East. Bham Now sat down with Scott Olson, CEO of Pathway Healthcare, to find out what it means for Birmingham and Trussville.

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3 top vintage stores in the Magic City, including Zoe’s in Forest Park

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In three of the Birmingham area’s hippest neighborhoods and business districts, you will find the best vintage stores in the city. Want to find that vintage Alabama t-shirt or that vinyl record of your favorite band? Check out where you can find your vintage treasures in the Magic City.

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United Way of Central Alabama ranks 4th nationally with most consecutive top 4-star ratings at Charity Navigator

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Meals on Wheels is one of United Way of Central Alabama’s programs. Photo courtesy of United Way of Central Alabama

United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA) has earned its 16th consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. As a result of this year’s rating, UWCA moved up to fourth place on Charity Navigator’s Top 10 list of charities with the most 4-star ratings.

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Tired of pumping gas? This app does one thing no other app does and will soon hit the streets in Birmingham

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If you would rather ride on fumes than take time out of your busy schedule to stop at the gas station you’re not alone. Coming online this summer, FuelFox is an innovative service that brings users a cleaner, safer and more efficient way for consumers to fill up their tanks.

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Could rapid transit solve Highway 280 traffic woes? Mayor of Hoover says yes.

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When I first moved to Birmingham from Georgia, the hit “Move” by Ludacris was big. The lyrics are about Atlanta traffic on Interstate 20, but I soon learned the tune is perfectly appropriate for Highway 280 in the Greater Birmingham area. Hoover mayor Frank Brocato wants to change that, and he thinks a rapid transit system is the answer.

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Freshwater Land Trust ‘Too Hot to Hike’ tour explored three trails last Saturday, including the High Ore Line Trail

Freshwater Land Trust participants at the High Ore Trailhead. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Has there ever been a more appropriately named fundraising event than this past Saturday’s Freshwater Land Trust Too Hot to Hike: A Beer and Bus Tour of the Red Rock Trail? With temps in the low 90s and stifling humidity, the air conditioning and beer on the bus made for a pleasant afternoon that was educational and fun.

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UAB professor and explorer James McClintock recognized globally for efforts in Antarctica

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UAB researchers in Antarctica. James McClintock is third person standing left to right. Photo via James McClintock’s Facebook page.

According to the UAB Reporter, UAB professor James McClintock has been named the inaugural recipient of the 2018 SCAR Medal for Education and Communication. Awarded by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), the honor recognizes McClintock’s decades-long educational efforts emphasizing Antarctic climate change and impacts on marine biology.

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Dorothy Levy celebrates her 106th birthday with United Ability, an organization she helped found

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Dorothy Levy helped found United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham, which is now United Ability. She turns 106 years old on June 16, 2018. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Yesterday, Dorothy Levy, one of the founders of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham, which is now United Ability, celebrated her 106th birthday at United Ability’s LINCPoint Adult Day Program.

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