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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Photo by Lynn Terry.

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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Birmingham, get in shape in 2018 at these fitness hotspots

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UAB Goldengirls at The Bar Method. Photo via Facebook.

After indulging in all those tasty treats this holiday season, you may be looking for a way to shed those extra pounds. With 2018 just days away, the New Year is the perfect time to start your journey to feeling, looking and being healthier and more fit. Birmingham has just what you need! Continue reading “Birmingham, get in shape in 2018 at these fitness hotspots”

No dieting necessary, simple tips for a healthier 2018 in Birmingham

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After spending time with family and friends, watching Alabama and Auburn bowl games and eating all those holiday goodies, it might be time to jump back in to a healthy routine. There are some simple ways to do just that. Check out these Birmingham healthy meal options, and our tips to start 2018 on a healthy foot.

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This week in Birmingham: New Year’s edition!

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My family has a Christmas tradition: bacon and orange rolls for breakfast.  That leaves us all feeling a little woozy from the sugar high, but we still love it!  If you’re looking to recover from your own Christmas tradition, check out this week’s guide to what’s going on in Birmingham! Continue reading “This week in Birmingham: New Year’s edition!”