3 ways the Red Cross impacted Birmingham’s General Krulak and how you can help now

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General Krulak cheers on the BSC football team
General Krulak cheers on the Birmingham-Southern football team. Photo via Birmingham-Southern College

General Charles Krulak is one of the most influential members of the Birmingham community. I sat down with him to learn about his experience with the American Red Cross throughout the years, and why we should consider donating during the holiday season.

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It’s D.I.Y. season in Birmingham—but maybe you shouldn’t take on home repairs alone

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Do-It-Yourself home repair may sound like a good idea, but sometimes it’s better to let a professional handle it. Photos via Home Inspection Repair

Fall is in full swing here in Birmingham, and you know what that means—D.I.Y. season. That independent go-getter spirit is common in the Magic City, but when it comes to home repair, “do it yourself” doesn’t always turn out the way you expect.

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5 Tips for cyclist’s safety in Birmingham.

Photo by @pepperplacebham on Instagram

In light of the recent tragedy that happened on July 12, we decided to compile a list of tips on how to stay safe for local cyclists.

Bikes are definitely a big thing in Birmingham and pretty much everyone has ridden a bike before. But most people don’t follow correct bike safety before taking one out for a ride.

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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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A sneak peek at living in the Thomas Jefferson Tower. Confessions of a Brit turned Birminghamian. Photos included.

A Zyp Bike station is conveniently located outside TJ Tower. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now
Exploring Birmingham using a Zyp Bike. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

Sometimes you know that you’ve just got to go for it! That’s what happened to me, a Welshman from the United Kingdom, who met a girl from Alabama, and eventually married her. This is my experience of moving to modern Birmingham and living at the historic Thomas Jefferson Tower.

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298 People told us why they loved Birmingham — here are the highlights

Birmingham, how do we love thee? Let us count the (298) ways…

Twelve days ago, we posted a giveaway on our Instagram. To enter the giveaway, each person had to leave a comment telling us why they loved Birmingham. Reading through all 298 comments made us smile with pride knowing how much you guys love Birmingham just as much as we do! Interested in finding out what everyone loves about The Magic City? Keep reading.

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3 ways to join the effort to save Homewood’s historic pink house and secret garden

Birmingham, Alabam, pink house and secret garden in Homewood
Eleanor Bridges (1899-1987). Photo via Homewood AL Historic Preservation Society’s Facebook page

“The last time I saw Mrs. Bridges, we were sitting in her garden. She put her hand on my knee, and she said, ‘I want you to be the one to write the history of my house.’ And I don’t want that story to end in ‘We razed it,'” Martha Jones said.

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The National Memorial for Peace and Justice opens today, April 26 in Montgomery

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice
Via: The National Memorial for Peace and Justice

History can be inspiring, epic and almost surreal in its scale. History can also be boring and dusty…and it can be painful and sobering as well. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, opens today in Montgomery, AL remembering the thousands of victims of lynchings.

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A little bit of ‘Good’ by Sean Dietrich

Sean Dietrich Sean of the south
Sean Dietrich

Like many of you, on this day before the Alabama Senate race, I’ve become weary from the minute-by-minute headlines of political bashing.  And (hello!) we live in the thick of it right here in Birmingham, Alabama.  But, my cousin e-mailed a copy of Good, by Sean Dietrich, to me over the weekend.  What a welcome reminder that good is around us, in the most common places, if we just take a moment to notice. Continue reading “A little bit of ‘Good’ by Sean Dietrich”