A look at United Way programs: First in our series – Senior Support and Financial Stability programs

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Staff leading activities at Collat Jewish Family Center. Photo via United Way of Central Alabama

United Way of Central Alabama proudly supports a network of health and human service organizations in Central Alabama. Its financial investment amounts to over $38 million raised mostly during workplace campaigns. Most of these funds are distributed via agency allocations and grants to foster collaboration.

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Behind the scenes at the Fourth of July Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks Show at Vulcan Park and Museum

Fireworks prepared for the Fourth of July Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks Show at Vulcan Park and Museum. Photo by Bham Now

Have you ever wondered what the Fourth of July Alabama Bicentennial Fireworks Show at Vulcan Park and Museum looks like “before” the big show begins at July, 4, 9:00 PM?

We got photos.

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Green Acres, Galley & Garden, Carrigan’s received 95 and above food service scores in June

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Green Acres in Irondale. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Several Birmingham area food service establishments, including Green Acres in Irondale, Galley & Garden on Highland Avenue,  Urban Standard on 2nd Avenue North and Carrigan’s Public House on Morris Avenue received 95 and above on their health inspection scores over the past 30 days.

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American Made: Shop local at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Birmingham! Get 20% off for the 4th

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Don’t miss La-Z-Boy’s 4th of July Sale happening this week at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Birmingham. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Shop local and support American-made businesses this 4th of July—starting with La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Birmingham! Keep reading for all the details on their weeklong sale, plus see photos of our favorite red, white and blue 4th-inspired items.

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Birmingham celebrates 65th Anniversary of A.G. Gaston Motel and designates A.G. Gaston Blvd. (Photos)

Unveiling of the A.G. Gaston Boulevard signs at the A.G. Gaston Motel on July 1, 2019. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin was joined by Sen. Doug Jones and community leaders today in the courtyard of the A.G. Gaston Motel to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the landmark’s opening.

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Now that’s a grand entrance! Birmingham Zoo opens new Arrival Experience and Welcome Plaza (Photos)

June 29, 2019 is the official Grand Opening of the Birmingham Zoo’s Arrival Experience and Welcome Plaza.The new entrance is the culmination of Phase 2 of the Renew the Zoo Capital Campaign. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Today, June 29th is the official Grand Opening of the Birmingham Zoo’s Arrival Experience and Welcome Plaza.The new entrance is the culmination of Phase 2 of the Renew the Zoo Capital Campaign.

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We got a sneak preview of the Denham Building mixed-use renovation, now you do too (PHOTOS)

The perfect mix of modern, historic, and industrial. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now.

It’s no secret that Birmingham is a dream location for developers. The city offers a host of historic buildings just brimming with residential and commercial potential. Bham Now got to go behind the scenes of the city’s newest mixed-use renovation, and we’re taking you with us.

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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is opening a new exhibit honoring the legacy of A.G. Gaston on July 2

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A.G. Gaston Exhibition at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute opens July 2, 2019. Photo courtesy of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) will open a new exhibit Tuesday, July 2nd honoring the legacy of A.G. Gaston (1892 – 1996), among the most successful African American businessmen and entrepreneurs in Alabama history.

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Iron City is collaborating with Aviate, an airport code hat brand based out of Birmingham. Use code “ironcity” for 20% off!

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Birmingham, Alabama, Aviate Brand, 2018 Holiday Gift Guide
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Everyone loves a good hat. However, Aviate has so much more than just hats. They also sell apparel such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, sunglasses and more.

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10 reasons every post-grad should move to Birmingham

Here’s a picture of me walking across a stage, shaking hands with my university’s President (hey Dr. Bennett), and being handed the most expensive piece of paper I’ll ever hold. I had no idea what I was doing with my life starting the next morning. Can you see the joy and fear mixing in my eyes?

I graduated from college in May 2019. Starting approximately June 1, 2018, I was asked this question over, and over, and over again. You know the one: “So, what’s next?” Now, this was certainly well-intended and asked out of genuine curiosity. However, for a senior in college with no clue what they’re doing for spring break, much less with the rest of their lives, it can be a bit panic-inducing. College students, post-grads: have no fear! I’ve got your answer to the dreaded question right here- keep reading to find out!

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New road closures near BJCC begin on July 1st to make way for Protective Stadium construction

Sign on 23rd Street advising motorist that roads will be closed on July 1st. Photo by Pat Byington

Be prepared Birmingham!

Two roads near the BJCC and UpTown District are scheduled to be closed on July 1st, to make way for the construction of Birmingham’s new Protective Stadium.

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A fireman’s boot, telethons and fishbowl: stories by United Ability Journey of Hope honoree Ed Robinson

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Spastic Aid of Alabama (now United Ability) telethon “fishbowl” in the 1950s. Photo courtesy of United Ability

Humble and grateful are the two best words that describe this year’s United Ability Journey of Hope honoree Ed Robinson, longtime board member and President of HRH Metals in Moody, Alabama.

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What you need to know about Birmingham Lights, Railroad Park, Innovate Birmingham and other seismic local projects

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Railroad Park in Birmingham, AL (Photo via Railroad Park)

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You’ve seen the stunning multi-colored light tunnel connecting the northside of Birmingham with the southside.  You’ve enjoyed throwing frisbees at Railroad Park. You’ve attended a leading edge tech talk by Innovate Birmingham.  But, do you know how they projects came to life? Bham Now had a look behind the scenes. Here’s what we learned and how you can get involved.

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