North Birmingham wants you back!

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The current library in Pratt City, built after the 2014 tornadoes – via wbrc.com

Ever since Avondale Brewery opened, Birmingham has really sprung back – our city even plays host to a blog celebrating this, Comeback Town! As more and more people find that they want to live in our city, it’s important to ask the question, “how much will our cost of living increase?” Thanks to a rezoning effort in north Birmingham, housing could stay affordable, and our community could grow even more! Continue reading “North Birmingham wants you back!”

Drive Downtown? The 17th Street North Exit closes May 31, more bridge repair woes ahead.

For downtown drivers, replacement of the I-20/59 bridges means major traffic headaches are not coming to an end anytime soon. If you use the I-20/59 exit 125A onto 17th Street downtown,  you’ll need a new route starting May 31.

125A, I-20/59, I-65, Birmingham, Alabama,
Exit 125A Photo, via gribblenation.com

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Birmingham to get its own film office, thanks to Create Birmingham

The Alabama Theatre is only one spot in Birmingham that provides a picturesque background – via trueclassics.net

Alabama is known across the country as the birthplace of the civil rights movement, and as a largely rural, poor state. The film industry, however, knows Alabama as the second most diverse ecosystem in the United States. While the state itself hosts a film office, Create Birmingham is promoting our city and the surrounding areas through its own film office. Continue reading “Birmingham to get its own film office, thanks to Create Birmingham”

Memorial Day 2017 – Remembering those who “gave the last full measure of devotion” (photo gallery)

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Alabama National Cemetery

In honor of our fellow citizens who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation, this Memorial Day weekend, Bham Now visited and took photos of the Alabama National Cemetery, Alabama Veterans Memorial Park and Veterans Park in Hoover.

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7 questions for Bobby Farley, Civitan International volunteer

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Civitan International was founded in Birmingham 100 years ago. Today, Civitan has clubs in 50 nations around the world focused on the idea of service to others. Civitan has an appeal to people of all ages beginning with high school clubs and senior clubs.

This week, we are talking to Bobby Farley, a young professional who currently interns at the headquarters of Civitan in Crestwood.

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Bobby Farley and the Junior Civitan International Vice President at this past Dance-a-thon closing banquet – courtesy of Bobby Farley

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Terri Williams answers the call for AT&T Alabama

Terri Williams has worked for AT&T-Alabama for 14 years. Despite her outfit, her job doesn’t require climbing telephone poles.

Terri Williams watches her hearing-impaired brother-in-law communicate effortless by texting or using sign langue through video chat, and she can’t help but marvel at the amazing times in which we live.

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Birmingham’s Kiwanis Club celebrates 100th with new Vulcan Trail Park

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Groundbreaking will be held Friday for the Kiwanis Centennial Park/Vulcan Trail. A project celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham.

Birmingham’s Kiwanis Club has had a visible impact on the city over the past century. Take a look at what they’re doing now to the Vulcan Trial Park. Continue reading “Birmingham’s Kiwanis Club celebrates 100th with new Vulcan Trail Park”