Lost pet? high-tech ways to help protect and find your four-legged best friend

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This week while researching for a story about lost pets, microchipping and web sites that help reunite lost pets with their humans, I ran across an article about a Birmingham woman who lost her beloved pet Mitzy on the day she was moving away for a new job.

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Black History Month in Birmingham; films, plays, music, science fair, exhibits

Birmingham offers many ways to learn more about the Civil Rights movement, and to celebrate Black History Month. A visit to Birmingham can be a sobering, reflective and finally an uplifting experience for anyone interested in this period of our country’s history.

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Birmingham thrift & consignment stores have cool treasures, support worthwhile nonprofits

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If you’re like me, you overspent during the holiday season on gifts, entertaining and this year, in my case, on a Colorado ski trip for New Years. If your budget is a little stretched, but you still want to scratch that shopping itch, consider these great thrift stores and consignment stores in the Birmingham area.

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Birmingham, here’s how to lower your energy bill this winter

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It’s been a few years since Alabama has experienced such a harsh winter. And with temperatures in the teens and even single digits, along with more than one snow storm (seriously, Alabama?), heaters are being run at all times. Unfortunately, running your heat regularly can cause your energy bill to dramatically increase. Continue reading “Birmingham, here’s how to lower your energy bill this winter”

The ultimate January guide to library events happening in Birmingham

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Staff at the Hoover Public Library show excitement for books and upcoming events. Photo via Hoover Public Library.

Birmingham is home to a number of incredible public libraries – each with their own calendar filled with exciting events! For the ultimate January guide to library events happening around the ‘ham, read on! Continue reading “The ultimate January guide to library events happening in Birmingham”

Join us February 1 to get a Bitcoin primer. RSVP now. Limited seating.

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Upcoming BOLD speaker Derek Waltchack invested in Bitcoin relatively early – via ShanWalt.com

Want to learn more about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies?  Come to Bham Now’s free BOLD speaker event February 1st at 5:50 at Avondale Brewery to hear Birmingham Bitcoin expert and miner, Derek Waltchack, talk about this movement.

We’ll also be giving away some Pinkcoin and Zcoin.

Just RSVP on Bham Now’s events page.   Derek has poured over 1,000 hours into researching cryptocurrency.  He’s formed relationships with many of those at the top of the Bitcoin mountain.  And he’s passing on what he knows to you.

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Last minute tickets for National Championship game can still be found if you’ve got a bucket load of cash

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There are still some tickets available! The College Football National Championship game is tonight at 8:00 pm. The Crimson Tide will meet the Georgia Bulldogs, in an all SEC national championship in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA.

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Birmingham’s fun places to watch National Championship game

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The final match-up is upon us. Monday, Jan. 8, the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs are preparing to take on the No. 4  Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff National Championship. It’s sure to be an exciting night across Birmingham. Here are a few places to watch the big game.

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From Birmingham to New Orleans on the Crescent Amtrak

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There is something exciting about trains. The monotonous clickity clack. The alarmingly loud, yet inviting, bellow of the whistle. A conductor that hollers out, “All aboard the…” Wait. Birmingham has a passenger train? The answer to this question is yes, the Magic City does have a passenger train, and it’s called the Crescent. Continue reading “From Birmingham to New Orleans on the Crescent Amtrak”

Cleaning out: what to do with all that junk lying around your house

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Vinyl is a lot of fun, but takes a lot of space that you might not have. Image via April Greene

I have too many books.  Some people will immediately shout, “but there’s no such thing as too many books!”  My shelves (and floor, if things get really bad) disagree.  So every now and then, I have to get rid of the ones I know I will never re-read.   If you’re looking to make a new start in 2018 and clear out your or your vinyl, DVD, CD, or book collection, look no further than this guide!

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An extensive NYE guide to ringing in 2018 in Birmingham

New Year’s Eve is this Sunday, and all the parties in Birmingham just keep on calling our names. Trying to find the best one to attend?  We’ll bet that it’s listed below. There is something for all budgets, personalities and fanciness levels. Good luck choosing just one to attend!

Most importantly, don’t drink and drive. Yes, we are going mom-mode on you. Use Uber, Lyft, a Yellow Cab ((205) 222-2222) or a BFF DD. Let’s have fun and ensure that we and the people around us will have a safe night.

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