From 1930’s gas station, to antique store, now urban sneaker shop in renovated Avondale space

400 41st Street Avondale, AL in 1930’s. Via Bham Wiki.

Another old historic Avondale building is being renovated, restored and redesigned. Not many of us were around in the 1930’s or 40s. If you were, you might have filled up at the Gulf gas station at 400 41st St. Then it became the Painted Shovel Mercantile antique shop. Now a new exciting urban retail/office center is in the works.

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Vulcan Park and Museum accepting applications for the Junior Leadership Board

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Are you a professional in the Birmingham area  who wants to get involved and give back to our community, while building skills, networking and enhancing that important resume. Look no further! Vulcan Park and Museum is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Junior Leadership Board. ⠀

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Celebrate President’s Day by remembering these presidential visits to Birmingham

Washington’s Birthday? Lincoln’s? Both? While the reasons behind celebrating President’s Day may be unclear, one thing is for certain: today, I am feeling as patriotic as ever. This patriotism sparked my curiosity about Presidents who might have visited Birmingham. So, I cracked open the history books (okay, the Internet), and well, here’s what I found. Continue reading “Celebrate President’s Day by remembering these presidential visits to Birmingham”

These candidates come from all kinds of backgrounds – except politics

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Maybe it’s the “Trump Effect”? Maybe it’s the “Doug Jones Effect”? Whatever you want to call it, more and more people have been inspired to run for office in recent months. Candidates have come from all backgrounds and all across the state to vie for the chance to be your next elected official. Let’s took a look at some of these “new kids on the block”. Continue reading “These candidates come from all kinds of backgrounds – except politics”

Thinking of adopting a pet from the Humane Society? CCR Architecture just paid the fee

Tammy and Missy. Photo: Liesa Cole.

CCR Architecture and Interiors wants you to adopt one of these cats or dogs.

Sometimes an article idea I come across speaks to me personally. As a history minor, I love a story with a historical angle…and old buildings get my creative juices flowing. I’m also a sucker for pet rescues, my dog, Bongo is a rescue lab. Continue reading “Thinking of adopting a pet from the Humane Society? CCR Architecture just paid the fee”

Cathedral Church of the Advent marks 111 years of Lenten preaching, fellowship and giving

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Cathedral Church of the Advent, photo by Pat Byington

For 111 consecutive years, the Cathedral Church of the Advent has held a Lenten Preaching Series in downtown Birmingham. This century old tradition will begin on Ash Wednesday, February 14 with Bishop Kee Sloan, the 11th Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Alabama as the first preacher.

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Hoover, from suburban enclave to a city with momentum: new developments in 2018

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Hoover and football

Before I moved to Birmingham I thought of Hoover, AL as just the high school football stronghold of the state, maybe because of that TV show from a few years ago. Hoover is a thriving suburb of Birmingham, a small city with momentum that is continuing to see a surge of new housing, business centers and retail development.

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Small Business Monday – Focus on Simply Infused Olive Oil Shop

Have you ever heard of roasted coconut balsamic vinegar?  How about green chili pepper olive oil?  Did you know that balsamic vinegars were once used in drinks and that they’re making a comeback?  In this week’s edition of Small Business Monday, Cheryl Harper tells us about the world of flavor that awaits at Simply Infused Olive Oil Shop.

Cheryl Harper, owner of Simply Infused Olive Oil Shop. Photo by Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now

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Special Operations Surgical Team to receive Bronze Star Medal at UAB

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Special Operations Surgical Team members to receive the Bronze Star. Photo courtesy of UAB.

Five Special Tactics Airmen will receive the Bronze Star Medal – the military’s fourth highest combat medal – for extraordinary heroism during a ceremony at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The ceremony will take place at 11a.m. on February 13, 2018. Continue reading “Special Operations Surgical Team to receive Bronze Star Medal at UAB”

Here are the candidates for Birmingham and state-wide elections

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If you’re like me, in the past few days you’ve noticed a plethora of campaign signs going up around town. And while most of us may be “electioned out” after December’s special Senate seat election, another election will soon be upon us. Candidates had until February 9th to meet the qualifications to run in party primaries, which are scheduled for June 5th, 2018. Bham Now has your guide to who’s running – from statewide offices to your local elected officials.

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Joyful evangelism at Birmingham Mercedes Marathon cheer stations (photos)

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South Highlands Presbyterian Church member supporting Mercedes Marathon runners, photo courtesy of South Highlands Presbyterian Church

Unique to Birmingham, every year runners at the Mercedes Marathon are greeted at several “cheer stations” by joyful ministers and parishioners from churches along the route. Yesterday, Bham Now collected a series of photos from South Highland Presbyterian Church, Independent Presbyterian Church and the Cathedral Church of Advent of our city’s own brand of Sunday morning race day evangelism.

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Frontier Airlines comes to Birmingham, offering super low-fares to Denver, Philly, Orlando

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Do you love the mountains and the lifestyle of Denver, Colorado like I do? Are you a Disney fanatic or a patriotic history buff who loves Philly cheese steaks and maybe the Philadelphia Eagles?

Well, Frontier Airlines made it much cheaper to get to your favorite destinations FROM BIRMINGHAM!

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