This Valentine’s Day, one Birmingham game show contestant will win hearts—could it be you?

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Behind this curtain lies… Well, you’ll just have to wait and see. Photo via Romantically Challenged

Pop into any friendly neighborhood grocery store and the first thing you’ll see? Red hearts filled with chocolatey goodness, giant stuffed teddy bears, maybe classic red roses being sold by the dozen.

Yes, my friends—Valentine’s Day is upon us. If the little February 14 box on your calendar is glaringly empty, never fear. We’ve got just the game show for you. Read on to learn more!

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STEM UAB graduate students produce sci-fi film entirely in Birmingham

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If you saw Ryan Murphy and Faaiz Saad on this rooftop you might mistake them for a couple of Hollywood big-shots. Photo via Scruffy Chandelier Productions.

The Magic City has been all over the film scene lately. And you can spot Birmingham in every scene of the new web series and movie, “SCP D-Classified.” Get the scoop from the producers themselves. Plus, find out how you can watch and support the local sci-fi series!

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NEW OPENING! The Little London is coming to Homewood

I’ll take these chips over Lay’s any day. Photo via Little London Kitchen on Facebook

Popular Birmingham food truck Little London Kitchen serves up the best flavors and traditions from across the pond. They’ve gained dedicated fans all across the city since their opening, and they just announced their latest project—a new pub.

The Little London will open in Homewood later this year. Check it out!

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5 openings + expansions coming to Homewood, including Neighborhood Nutrition

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If there’s a chance of meeting this little ball of fluff, I will see you there. Photo via @magiccity_bham on Instagram

Homewood continues to thrive! This popular area just south of Birmingham proper has been expanding for a while now, and it looks like they’re not slowing down anytime soon.

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Ranelli’s Deli in Five Points named best deli in Alabama by the Food Network

Ranelli’s Rick and Sarah Ranelli. The popular deli was named the best in Alabama by the Food Network. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Have you ever had a neighbor receive one of those “best of” awards – like best lawyer or citizen of the year? When someone in the neighborhood does good and gets recognized, we all feel a bit prouder and stand a little taller.

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People are raving about Helena’s newest seafood joint, Bywater Oyster Bar & Grill

Crawfish étouffée is one of my all-time favorite foods, and this one looks delicious. Photo via Bywater Oyster Bar on Facebook

Bywater Oyster Bar and Grill opened in Helena just a few weeks ago, but they already have over 40 rave reviews on Facebook. Central Alabama residents are FANS of the food at this new seafood restaurant. Find out why!

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Hike 26.3 miles + grant wishes. Be a Trailblazer with Make-A-Wish Alabama!

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26.3 miles in one day—that’s more than a marathon! Photo via Make-A-Wish Alabama

Calling all adventurers! This spring, you can join a team of Alabamians on a 26.3-mile hike in support of children with critical illnesses waiting on a wish in Alabama. Find out how.

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5 new plant skills you can learn this winter+spring, including caring for houseplants

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Cat not included. Photo via Botanica on Facebook

Still in search of that perfect New Year’s Resolution for 2020? How about taking up a new hobby, spending more time outside, and meeting a wonderful community of people?

If this sounds right up your alley, find it all at Saturdays in the Gardens with the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

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5 ways to volunteer with adults who have special needs in Birmingham

Volunteering is all kinds of FUN! Photo via the Exceptional Foundation

If your resolutions involve making improvements to your health, doing good in your community or helping others, volunteering in Birmingham is a perfect place to start.

It’s been proven: volunteering can improve your physical health as much as your mental health. Check out these five places you can volunteer with adults with special needs right here in Birmingham.

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The gift of giving—this local car dealership brought Christmas to town for Birmingham families

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Christmas magic brings out smiles like this in everyone! Photo via Birmingham City Schools

When a business operates out of one location for over 100 years, their community becomes pretty important to them. Adamson Ford helped spread Christmas cheer to Birmingham families in need this year. Check it out!

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Need New Year’s Eve plans? Don’t miss the Downtown Get Down

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Celebrate the last night of the decade downtown. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Happy New Year’s Eve, Birmingham! If you’re on the search for last-minute plans to ring in the new year, look no further. Cocktail bars across downtown Birmingham are teaming up to host the Downtown Get Down, and we’ve got the details.

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50 children of Big Oak Ranch got to see the light show at the Birmingham Zoo

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Kids from Big Oak Ranch show off their tickets to ZooLight Safari. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

On December 19, fifty children from Big Oak Ranch took a field trip out to the amazing ZooLight Safari lightshow at the Birmingham Zoo. Learn more about Big Oak Ranch and why this was such a big deal for the children!

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New business alert! Cahaba Cruisers imports international adventure vehicles to Birmingham

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Cameron Eaton (left) and Tison Barganier (right) are heading up this new company. Photo via Cahaba Cruisers

Birmingham business expands every day in this Magic City of opportunity. Two local entrepreneurs are launching their latest venture—Cahaba Cruisers is coming to Birmingham! Keep reading to check it out.

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