3 places to donate blood in Birmingham—and why it’s important

Bham Nowers Pat Byington and Beth Cunningham after donating blood! Photo via Beth Cunningham

Half an hour of your time could save up to three lives. Donating blood is one of the easiest ways to do something good—it doesn’t cost money, it’s quick, and you get free snacks after! Here are 3 places to donate right here in Birmingham, AL.

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Buying goods online? 11 Internet purchase meetup spots in Birmingham

Birmingham Police Headquarters on 1st Ave. N. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Online marketplaces such as eBay, Facebook Marketplace, and others have exploded in popularity. However, traveling to a stranger’s house to pick up an item can make you think twice. Luckily for Birmingham—there’s another option. Meetup spots for Internet purchase exchanges! Read on for the details.

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4 things you must do before Labor Day. PLUS a special Birmingham deal to get you there.

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BBVA Field sunsets are unmatched! Photo via Birmingham Legion FC on Facebook.

As the sun sets on another Birmingham, AL summer, there’s still time for one last hoorah. You know Bham Now is here to make this easy. We’ve pulled together the 4 ‘must-do’ places to check out before Labor Day weekend. Birmingham City School employees, be sure to read till the end for a special deal just for you compliments of Adamson Ford.

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Your ultimate guide to Birmingham Restaurant Week 2019: Celebrate 10 years of BRW August 16-25

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Dreamland BBQ serving up some Birmingham classics. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

The 10th annual Birmingham Restaurant Week presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is taking over the city August 16-25, 2019. Almost 60 restaurants are offering killer deals all over Birmingham, AL—how will you ever know where to start? We’ve got you covered.

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A guide to postpartum support for Birmingham moms

Allison Miller of Birmingham Born. Photo courtesy of Allison Miller

Having a baby is an amazing experience, no doubt. It can also be scary, overwhelming and–if we’re being honest–a bit isolating at times. Birmingham moms have several great options for support during this transitional period–read on for more information! 

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College student? First job? 5 top picks for the first-time car buyer in Birmingham. 

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First car smiles. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Ready to purchase your first car? It can be a tough decision! But, never fret. Bham Now has done the work for you. Here are five cars from Driver’s Way in Pelham and off Highway 280 in front of Lee Branch shopping center, that are rated high for safety, reliability and gas mileage, plus aren’t too hard on the pocketbook. Read on to get the deets.

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5 questions you should ask before building a house in Birmingham, answered by a top building expert

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I just imagine sitting in this study and feeling quite intelligent and important. Photo via Slate Barganier

Building a house can be one of the most daunting tasks you can take on. Whether you’re a newly married couple, a professional looking for something permanent, empty nesters, or anything in-between—we found the top 5 questions you need to ask and sought out answers from a top building expert in Birmingham, AL.  Keep reading to see what we found.

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It’s HOT outside. 5 ways to handle the Birmingham heatwave

Heatwaves can be more than uncomfortable—they can be dangerous. Photo via National Weather Service

A heatwave is coming, a heatwave is coming! No, really—the National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning in Birmingham, AL for Tuesday, August 13. Here’s all you need to know, along with 5 actions to take to stay safe!

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Everything you need to know about Topgolf Birmingham: what it is, how to play and more! 

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Welcome to Topgolf! Photo via Topgolf Birmingham

There’s no doubt you’ve heard some chat about Topgolf Birmingham. But if you’re feeling a bit unsure what it’s really all about, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s your guide to everything you need to know about this exciting entertainment venue, including what it is, how to play and more!

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Look what’s opening at The Bray in Liberty Park, including On Tap Sports Cafe (and a ‘secret speakeasy bar’. Shhh!)

On Tap Sports Cafe at The Bray in Liberty
On Tap Sports Cafe’ has just opened at The Bray (Liberty Park) in Vestavia Hills. Photo by Sharron Swain for Bham Now

If you’ve driven through Liberty Park in Vestavia Hills recently, it’s no secret there’s a lot of construction going on at The Bray. I stopped by to see two of its newest openings, On Tap Sports Cafe’ and Anytime Fitness.  Bonus find! I I also uncovered a ‘secret’ bourbon bar. Lucky me.

Find out more and see what else is in the pipeline for this suburb of Birmingham, including a supermarket and mixed use development. 

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