5 of Birmingham’s oldest businesses you need to check out, including the oldest Black-owned biz

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Check out five more of Birmingham’s oldest establishments, including the peaceful Buddy Vines Fish Camp. Photo via Bham Now.

We’re back folks with another round of Birmingham’s oldest businesses. Keep reading to learn the fascinating, fun and funny history behind a few of your favorite Birmingham stores, businesses and companies.

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5 of the best places to watch movies this summer + new local films to see

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Cold take: summer is the best time for movies. You can watch them inside and outside, the biggest hits of the year are often released and it’s a great activity on days it’s just too hot to do anything else. So, grab your popcorn and dive into our guide on the best places to catch a film this summer. 

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[PHOTOS] Flower power: 7 shops to get your next orchids

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For plant people, orchids are notorious for being difficult. Like a moody teenager, orchids need a lot of time, care and love from those around them. So if you’re looking to get started with one of these beautiful and delicate flowers, we’ve got seven shops where you can find them in Birmingham.

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2 Southern Exposure documentaries notch EarthxFilm Festival Impact Awards

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In the center L to R – Justinn Overton, Victoria Miller and John Haley. Photo via Alabama Rivers Alliance

Two 2020 Southern Exposure documentaries were recognized with an Impact Award at the EarthxFilm Festival in Dallas. The film festival is one of the largest and most prestigious environmental film festivals in the country.

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8 Birmingham running clubs to help you reach a new personal record

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Running is hard, y’all. Especially running in Alabama. It’s hot, humid, has so many hills you could cry, and did I mention it’s hot?! Keep reading to learn about eight Birmingham running clubs that will keep everyone from kids to seniors encouraged and motivated to hit those running goals.

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[PHOTOS] Experience luxury inside and out at Homewood’s The Hill at Eastbury

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Entertain and relax at The Hill at Eastbury. Photo via Bham Now

Right in the heart of Homewood, The Hill at Eastbury welcomes residents and guests alike with luxe amenities inside and out. If you love the idea of living in your own oasis close to the action of downtown Homewood, The Hill at Eastbury is for you.

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New Jones Valley Trail Extension will connect Railroad Park to Avondale by end of 2021

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Jones Valley Trail Extension ground-breaking in Birmingham, Alabama on April 22, 2021. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Birmingham is adding to the Red Rock Trail System! On Earth Day, the Freshwater Land Trust (FLT) broke ground on the highly anticipated Jones Valley Trail Extension. The groundbreaking ceremony took place behind the M2 building at 3501 1st Avenue South, where a portion of the trail extension will be located. 

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5 ways to live out your Bridgerton dreams in Birmingham

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From ice cream parlors to boxing gyms, see how to live out your Bridgerton dreams in Birmingham. Photo via Bham Now

Bridgerton fever is still high, after the show debuted on Christmas Day and Season Two is already underway. We’ve put together a handy guide to five ways to live out your favorite Bridgerton scenes in Birmingham (Alabama, not England).

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5 key moments that shaped environmental history in Birmingham since the first Earth Day

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Volunteers at W.E. Putnam Middle School’s Audubon-Datnow Forest Preserve. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Happy Earth Day Birmingham! On this day, April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day was celebrated not only here in the Magic City, but across the planet. 

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“Cathedral in the woods.” A special preview of Turkey Creek’s new teaching pavilion

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Meet Charles Yeager, the Turkey Creek Preserve Manager. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Turkey Creek Nature Preserve is home to the rarest fish in the world and one of the most popular nature preserves in the state of Alabama. Now, they’re taking a giant leap forward to becoming self-sustaining thanks to a new teaching pavilion. We got a special preview last week—take a look.

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7 ways to go green and celebrate Earth Day in Birmingham this year

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Members of the Cahaba River Society and the Little Garden Club removing invasive taro at the Cahaba National Wildlife Refuge. Photo via the Cahaba River Society.

Earth Day is coming up this Thursday, April 22, 2021, and it’s more important than ever to take the time to love and care for our planet in the face of climate change. So, we’ve put together a list of ways to go green and appreciate Alabama’s beautiful environment.

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Gov. Ivey, park supporters launch movement to improve Alabama State Parks

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Governor Kay Ivey at Oak Mountain State Park, April 15, 2021. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, supporters of the Alabama State Parks Foundation, local corporate leaders and others gathered at Oak Mountain State Park on Thursday, to announce efforts aimed at investing millions of dollars into much-needed park improvements.

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