The Birmingham craft beer you should drink according to your astrological sign

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Do you know which beer best suits your astrological sign? Photo via Bham Now.

Your astrological sign can tell you a lot about your personality and how you interact with the world, but did you know it can also help you pick what beer you should drink next? If you’re through drying out from National Beer Day, check out this list of local Birmingham beer and astrological sign pairings:

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5 beautiful waterfalls within driving distance of Birmingham

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Look at that rainbow in this beautiful view of Desoto Falls. Photo via DeKalb County Tourism and Heather Harkins Photography

Yes, living in Birmingham provides us the luxury of hanging out at rooftop happy hours in the city and experiencing local talent at music festivals; however, did you know that we also have some unique waterfalls to explore within miles of the city? So if you were thinking you had to book a plane ticket to witness multiple cascading waterfalls, we’re here to tell you that you were wrong. Respectfully, of course! Here are five of the most beautiful waterfalls within driving distance of Birmingham.

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The statewide mask mandate ends soon BUT how do local companies feel

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Big things are in store for our Magic City. Picture by Jon Eastwood for BhamNow.

Come Friday, April 9, the state of Alabama will no longer have a required mask mandate. Although Birmingham will continue to have a citywide mask requirement, Birmingham Business Alliance checked in with local companies to see how they feel and plan to handle the change. Here’s what they found.

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American Airlines adds 2nd Birmingham nonstop flight in 2021

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An American Eagle CRJ-700. Photo via Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

American Airlines, the largest airline in the U.S., has resumed nonstop flights between Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). The route is the airline’s 2nd new nonstop flight out of Birmingham in 2021.

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Register now for Birmingham Walking Tours with Vulcan Park & Museum

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Learn things you never knew about The Magic City during Vulcan Park & Museum’s Birmingham Walking Tours. Photo via Vulcan Park & Museum

Ready for an adventure? Then slip on those sneakers and take an exciting step into Birmingham’s unique history during Vulcan Park and Museum’s Birmingham Walking Tours. Beginning in April, more tours will be offered than ever before with up to 40 opportunities for you to experience the program. Continue reading for a peek into the cool places you’ll visit and the incredible things you’ll discover. Can’t wait? Register now.

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Volunteers remove nearly 3 tons of trash from Black Warrior Watershed in 2021

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Black Warrior Riverkeeper cleanups in 2021. Photo via Black Warrior Riverkeeper Watershed

Back in January of this year, Bham Now reported on an important Black Warrior Riverkeeper initiative to rid the watershed and local neighborhoods of trash. Three months into 2021, they have enlisted the help of more than 250 volunteers to remove nearly 3 tons of debris. 

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7 ways to enjoy Virtual Vacation Day in Birmingham

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Learn more about the history and culture of Birmingham with these virtual vacation ideas. Photo via Vulcan Park and Museum’s Facebook

A year into the pandemic, and I think we’re all looking forward to taking an in-person vacation. While the vaccine efforts are ramping up, it’s still safest to keep your vacay virtual. Keep reading to see seven ways to enjoy a Birmingham virtual vacation.

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See Birmingham’s first “flex” lanes and learn why it matters (photos)

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Flex lane on Birmingham’s 20th Street North. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Have you driven toward downtown Birmingham on 20th Street between 1st Avenue North and 3rd Avenue North lately? The right lanes on both sides of the boulevard are colorfully painted green, orange and purple with the word “FLEX” painted on the street. What is it? Answer: Birmingham’s first permanent flex lanes. 

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Winn-Dixie, BHM Airport, local pharmacies added to Bham COVID vaccine sites

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Dr. Celeste’s team is providing the utmost care at Birmingham airport’s vaccine site. Photo via Birmingham Airport Authority

This week, Jefferson County is adding two Winn-Dixie locations, the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport and some local pharmacies to the growing list of COVID vaccine administration sites. Keep reading to learn where to get your closest COVID vaccine.

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Two Miss Fancy statues are coming to historic Avondale Park

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Miss Fancy is an icon for Avondale Brewery. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Good news—Leslie Smukler, the Avondale resident who found Miss Fancy’s original statue, received all the funding she needed to restore Miss Fancy’s statue to Avondale Park. But did you know about Friends of Avondale Park and Bryan Council’s efforts to build an eleven-foot-tall Miss Fancy statue? Keep reading to find out.

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List of tornado relief efforts underway in the Birmingham metro area

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Photo of March 25, 2021 tornado damage in Pelham, Alabama. Photo via Pelham Police Department Facebook page

On March 25th, a string of destructive tornadoes and storms struck numerous communities in the Birmingham metro area. A partial list of local cities and neighborhoods reporting damage include Pelham, Helena, Hoover, Indian Springs, the Roebuck neighborhood in Birmingham and adjacent residential and commercial areas. 

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