New development alert! Arden Place brings stunning homes to Vestavia

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You can throw together four walls and a roof and have a house, but well-designed, beautiful spaces for your family to grow are what truly makes a home. Photo via Slate Barganier

Looking to make a move in 2020? This gorgeous four-home development is currently under construction in Vestavia, headed up by popular Over the Mountain builders Slate Barganier. Once you see photos of their work, you’ll realize why these homes are going to sell fast.

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Birmingham’s Master Plan Was Revealed and We’ve Got the Rundown. (PHOTOS included)

New decade. New master plan for Birmingham. Photo via downtownbhamplan.com

Birmingham continues to boom and we love to see it! Big opportunities are coming to the city. Local leaders and organizations presented the master plan for the city center earlier this December. Keep reading to see what the future holds for our wonderful Magic City.

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From Bessemer to Trussville, see our snapshots of public Christmas Trees (13 photos)

Christmas tree in front of the Birmingham City Hall, December 22, 2019. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Ok, I’ve got to admits it.  I like seeing Christmas Trees.

Yep, I’m sort of like a White House or Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree geek. There is just something about visiting a Christmas Tree in front of City Hall or in a park and town center that says “community.”

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It’s a Festivus miracle! We found 2 poles. Celebrate the Seinfeld-inspired holiday on Dec. 23

Festivus pole found at inanimate Irondale neighborhood near Elder St. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Breaking news….Bham Now has discovered two Festivus poles in the Birmingham metro area – one in Homewood’s Edgewood Neighborhood and another in Irondale, Alabama.

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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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7 gifts to buy at the Diamonds Direct earring event in Birmingham, from $232-$2025

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Get a glistening gift at the Diamonds Direct earring event! Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Diamonds Direct is having the sale of the season this weekend, December 13-15 in Birmingham. Here are 7 gifts to buy at the earring event from $232-$2025 that will make the woman in your life sparkle.

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Birmingham Art Crawl’s Deck the ‘Ham Mural Contest Turns the City into a Winter Wonderland!

Janna Phillips making Birmingham a lot more festive! Photo by Chaise Sanders for Bham Now

If you’re driving through Birmingham this holiday season, you may see that the local businesses have windows decked out in festive murals. Birmingham Art Crawl is celebrating another amazing year in the Magic City with its 5th annual “Deck the Ham” window mural contest.

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What are native plants and why do they matter here in Birmingham?

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HICA volunteers weeded and planted in Ruffner Mountain’s bird habitat garden. Photo courtesy of Bob Farley

You might have heard talk about ’native’ plants. But, what are they and more importantly, why should you care? We’re going to take a look at these questions in this first of a three part series. I invite you to come along with me to explore.

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Birding expert discovers “Thanksgiving miracle” at UAB. Latest confirmed robin nesting in Alabama.

Photo by Greg Harber for Bham Now

Here is fun nature story for Bham Now readers.

Greg Harber, a volunteer and renown  birding instructor at Alabama Audubon, witnessed a “Thanksgiving miracle” while working at UAB on Thanksgiving.

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A behind the scenes look at Birmingham’s John Hand Building. Photos included!

The John Hand Building in 1912 and 2019.

When I first came to Birmingham, I became obsessed with its hundreds of beautiful historic buildings. I used to spend hours driving through downtown, marveling at the old structures. Of course, the John Hand Building immediately grabbed my attention. Read on to learn more about one of Birmingham’s famous (and coolest!) skyscrapers.

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These before-and-after photos of a Birmingham home renovation will blow you away

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So you need a new home. Now it’s time to face the age-old question: do I buy, do I build, or do I renovate? One Birmingham family walked us through their decision-making process and how it turned out in the end—plus, don’t miss the “after” photos of their stunning renovated home!

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New mural at Birmingham-Southern College pays tribute to school symbol (PHOTOS)

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Claire LeSar and Aaron Beane are the current co-presidents of BSC’s Art Students League. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

If you’ve ever been on Birmingham-Southern College’s campus, you know it’s beautiful. All red brick and greenery—and in the fall, it’s even more stunning.

Several art students at BSC created a mural on campus that represents one of the school’s most beloved symbols—keep reading to check it out!

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PHOTOS: 15 Market Noel vendors we can’t wait to shop in Birmingham Nov. 21-23

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We want you to have as much fun as the JLB crew is having at this past Market Noel! Photo submitted

Grab your shopping bags and Santa hats, Birmingham! Market Noel, the Junior League of Birmingham’s annual holiday fundraiser is right around the corner. 🎅🏼

More than 100 local and national vendors will set up shop at the Finley Center November 21-23 to sell goods and gifts of all sorts. Here’s a preview of what you’ll see and everything you need to know about special events, tickets and more!

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Ronald McDonald House families get a taste of home at volunteer dinners. Here’s how you can help!

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Curt Morris, one of the owners at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in Birmingham is personally invested in the company’s work with the Ronald McDonald House. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

For families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham, small gestures of love, care and kindness go a long way. During their stays, the last thing they need to be thinking about is what will be for dinner each night. That’s why the monthly dinners at sRMHCA provided by the Birmingham La-Z-Boy team mean so much. It’s more than a meal. It’s a taste of comfort—a taste of home. 

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We saw the true meaning of the Magic City Classic when the Alabama A&M band spelled out “Cupcake”

2019 Magic City Classic. Alabama A&M University Marching Band spelling out Cup Cake in memory of Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

The mood at the Thursday press conference for the 78th Annual Magic City Classic was somber.  The evening before, after a week of Amber Alerts and searching, Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney, a little 3 year old girl who had been abducted from a birthday party was found dead in a landfill.

Birmingham was heartbroken.

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