Bird wants to take over Birmingham with electric scooters, and the $2 billion company doesn’t seem to care about regulations

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Bird scooters parked in front of the Clubhouse on Highland. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Yeah, it’s more of a world-domination thing with Bird electric scooters. Why? To get people out of cars. Electric scooters are a thing, people. They’re everywhere!

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Behind the scenes with Kristi Tingle Higginbotham as she returns to Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Birmingham Does Broadway on September 21

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Kristi Tingle Higginbotham on Broadway in Homewood. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

On Friday, September 21, Alabama Symphony Orchestra will be holding one of their most popular concerts of the year, Birmingham Does Broadway, at Samford University’s Wright Center, featuring Broadway musical classics like Les Miserables, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, King and I, Sunset Boulevard and much more. Get tickets now.

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Wait! Hold on to that pop tab. It can help raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. Find out how.

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A Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama guest shows off a pop-tab collection house. Photo courtesy of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama

Stop! Don’t just recycle that aluminum can. Get the most from your recycling efforts by collecting the shiny pop tab and donating it to the Ronald McDonald House. Read on to find out why.

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Vulcan Park Foundation announces 2018 The Vulcan Community Award winners. Honorees include UAB pioneer Scotty McCallum

Birmingham’s beloved Vulcan, photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

The Vulcan® Park Foundation  announced this week, the 2018 honorees for the fifth annual The Vulcans Community Awards.

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There are mixed reactions when it comes to electric scooters in Birmingham

@drfresky styling and profiling before taking a spin on a Bird electric scooter in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo via Bird

The City of Birmingham recently sent a cease-and-desist letter to Bird, urging the electric-scooter company to purchase a business license. The company is also operating in Homewood. Looks like we are in backlash mode.

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New York Pizza, Savage’s, La Paz among restaurants receiving 95 and above inspection scores this past month

New York Pizza in the Edgewood Neighborhood of Homewood. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Several popular Birmingham area neighborhood restaurants, including New York Pizza, Savage’s Bakery and LaPaz received 95 and above on their health inspection scores over the past 30 days.

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United Ability, one of Birmingham’s most treasured organizations turns 70 years old

Photograph of the original building that housed Spastic Aid, which is now United Ability.  The building is where Top Golf  is located today. Photo courtesy of United Ability

Last week, United Ability, one of Birmingham’s most treasured organizations, celebrated its 70th birthday on August 30.

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Birmingham featured in Barron’s as emerging tech hub. Local leaders respond

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Steve Case, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and J.D. Vance at the Rise of the Rest Tour. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Add Birmingham to Tech’s Growing List of Tech Hubs ~ Barron’s

That is the headline and subsequent story that was published this weekend by Barron’s, one of the nation’s most influential financial publications.

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Red Mountain Park’s new director T.C. McLemore is hiking 30 miles, for 30 new members on his 30th birthday on Labor Day

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T.C. McLemore (center) will be walking 30 miles on Labor Day to mark his birthday. Photo courtesy of Red Mountain Park

Red Mountain Park’s new executive director T.C. McLemore is turning 30 years old. To mark his third decade, on Labor Day, in lieu of gifts and birthday cake, he will be hiking 30 miles within the park to celebrate Birmingham’s largest urban park.

Wondering what you can do to help him celebrate?

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Find out the 3 things Alan Register aims to accomplish with the 2018 United Way of Central Alabama Campaign

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Regions Bank Executive Vice President and 2018 United Way of Central Alabama Campaign Chairman Alan Register visiting volunteers at Meals on Wheels. Photo courtesy of United Way

On Wednesday, September 6, United Way of Central Alabama will kick-off its 2018 campaign at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center downtown (tickets can be purchased – HERE). The campaign is how United Way generates the funds needed to support essential, life-changing services that are delivered to tens of thousands of people.

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Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama to honor outstanding women of distinction during One Smart Cookie Celebration on Aug. 30

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City of Vestavia Hills Councilor Kimberly Cook with Girl Scouts from different troops across Vestavia. Photo via Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama

It’s time to honor some of Birmingham’s smartest cookies during the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama’s One Smart Cookie Celebration, happening Aug. 30.

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Vulcan Park and Museum partners with Birmingham-based KultureCity to become certified sensory-inclusive

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The Vulcan statue is pointing the way to Birmingham’s newest sensory-inclusive venue! Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Vulcan Park and Museum has partnered with Birmingham-based non-profit KultureCity to become a certified sensory-inclusive location.
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Birmingham Transit (BJCTA) awarded $1.5 million from US Department of Transportation to buy electric buses

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U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Authority has awarded a $1.5 million grant to the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit to put low-emission and no-emission electric buses on city streets.

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