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Bham Now’s Top 10
We’ve put together, just for you, our most read stories since the beginning of time (well, the beginning of time for us, August, 2016!). Personally, I think the coolest thing about the list is that the subjects range across the board; from sports to nature to food and business, there’s a little something for everyone. Maybe one of these stories is what brought you to Bham Now in the first place… Regardless, we’re so happy you’re here with us!
Expansion continues to be a trend for Church of the Highlands, which currently has a head count of about 60,000 members.
Recently, the mega church purchased more land to cater to its members in Fultondale.
Since the launch of Bham Now in August of this year, we’ve continued to grow and greatly appreciate the loyalty and input from our audience – you!
Just in case you missed them, here’s a quick recap of our top 10 most read stories to date.
This year two holiday traditions overlap, and I think that’s just perfect for Christmas in America, 2016 style. Christmas Eve and Hanukkah begin on December 24. What a time to celebrate with one another, no?
There are a variety of housing projects in the Birmingham city limits and with the expanse of real estate development, some are becoming questionable assets.
Southtown, located between St. Vincent’s Hospital and UAB, is “set” to be demolished, but after Monday’s planned discussions, its future still is not clear.
The last 5 years have been huge for the Magic City and most counties in the Birmingham Metro area, but one county stands out among the rest; Jefferson, home to Vulcan.
Every type of business is benefiting from the eagerness of developers to renovate downtown Birmingham.
Each piece of news to hit your fingers on Birmingham’s growth, although maybe small, continues to point towards a major comeback by the Magic City.
On December 19th, 1871 – 145 years ago – the city of Birmingham was incorporated by the state of Alabama.
In 1925, the Birmingham City Commission officially adopted December 19th as Birmingham Day.
Take a crack at this Birmingham Day inspired quiz. Find out whether or not you are truly a Bham fan.
Birmingham’s food boom has also given rise to a big opportunity: solving hunger in the Magic City.
Earlier this week, we at Bham Now had the idea to take photos of the Christmas tree in downtown Birmingham. After we took pictures of the 2-3 story tree, we were pleasantly surprised to see City Hall lit up in “Christmas green.”
This gave us an idea. Wouldn’t it be nice to take pictures of Christmas trees in front of city halls, civic centers and at parks around the Birmingham metro area?
Below is a slideshow of pictures we took this week of Christmas trees in Birmingham, Trussville, Gardendale, Homewood, Vestavia, Fultondale and Hoover.
We know there are many more places. Please feel free to email us this week, pictures of Christmas trees and lights around city hall. civic centers and parks in your community at email@example.com . We’ll do a “City Hall” Christmas Trees and Lights II slideshow later this week if we get additional photos from you.
Meanwhile, sit back and enjoy the slideshow:
Among the variety of revitalized buildings is one that stands out – Pizitz, a REV Birmingham project.
The mixed use project will offer commercial and residential spaces as well as feature Birmingham’s Reveal Kitchen to take in foodie entrepreneurs, and make their business grow even further.
Revitalization – Ahhh, just the word makes me proud of Birmingham and how far we have come within the last year.
Many districts are thriving, while some are just now making some sort of an appearance. None the less, the Magic City is hoppin’ with new developments.