6 Things that take longer than registering to vote

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Don’t Panic there is still time to register! October 24th is the deadline for registering to vote in the state of Alabama. Whether you plan to register by mail, online, or in person, you have less than a week to do so. The online form takes less than 5 minutes to complete and is an immense time saver. Here is a quick reminder of 6 things that take longer than registering to vote.


  1. Driving home on 280 at 5’oclock

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2. Driving home anywhere at 5 o’clock

Traffic takes longer than voting

3. Waiting in line at Chik fil A during the lunch rush

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4. Finding Parking at UAB

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5. Watching tonight’s episode of American Horror Story

6. Updating to IOS 10


It’s quick and easy! Don’t forget to register to vote before October 24th.

Get Ready, Set, Climb! New Climbing Gym to Open on 280

High Point Climbing and Fitness is set to bring a new experience to Birmingham. Located at 4766 U.S. 280, this new climbing gym will have a soft opening in November. This full set up for all of your climbing dreams is for kids and adults alike. It might just become your new favorite place to get adventurous.


They will offer several different climbing areas as well as rental capabilities for those in need of gear. There will be a rope room, rappel station, and even a special alcove to put expert climbers to the test. Inside, there will be a shop for both indoor and outdoor climbing gear as well. They will also have a Kids Zone with extra cushion to protect even the rowdiest of children. From day passes to memberships, you’ll have the opportunity to find the right fit for your climbing wants and needs.

The next two weekends, they will be hosting an open house to give you a sneak peek at their new facility. Check out their Facebook Page for more information on the Open House events.


 

Love butterflies? Make a difference this weekend. Purchase “butterfly plants” for your garden

Butterflies.

They are beautiful and wonderful, but they desperately need special plants – let’s call them “butterfly plants” to survive.

Here is a good article on why these plants are so important.

You can make a difference this weekend by attending and purchasing special butterfly plants at the annual Birmingham Botanical Garden’s Fall Sale October 22-23.

Monarch - Photo by: Sara Bright
Monarch – Photo by: Sara Bright

Here is the “butterfly plant” shopping list from the BBG:

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Mobile, AL welcomes new Stephen King movie production

Attention Stephen King fans, Mobile, AL is hosting your favorite author’s new film production. Gerald’s Game, a 1992 novel, will be shot almost entirely in Mobile. Filming will last through November, plenty of time for you to try to make a trip to visit the set.

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Wednesday Quiz Days | Find out which Bham Ice Cream Place are you!

We all have our favorite ice cream place. See if you match up with yours!


Pre-Presidential Debate Special: Five Questions with Samford University’s Political Science Chair Fred Shepherd

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As a preview for the third and final Presidential debate in Las Vegas tonight, Bham Now asked five questions about the state of the race and its impact on Birmingham and Alabama to Fred Shepherd, Professor and Chair of the Samford University Political Science Department.

Along with his work at Samford, Dr. Shepherd is a political analyst for Birmingham’s CBS affiliate WIAT 42. He is also author of the book, Christianity and Human Rights: Christians and the Struggle for Global Justice.

This is the final of three pre-debate five- question interviews. Our first interview was with Marty Connors, former Chair of the Alabama Republican Party. The second interview was with Richard Mauk, Chair of the Jefferson County Democratic Executive Committee.

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Pre-Presidential Debate Special: Five Questions with chairman of the Jefferson County Democratic Party Richard Mauk

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As a preview for the third and final Presidential debate in Las Vegas tonight, Bham Now asked five questions about the state of the race and its impact on Birmingham and Alabama to Chair of the Jefferson County Democratic Executive Committee Richard Mauk.

Heading up one of the most successful Democratic groups in the deeply red state of Alabama, Richard Mauk has helped keep Jefferson County “blue” for several election cycles since 2010. He is President and Chairman of the Board for the Consumer Financial Education Foundation of America and has been a longtime member of the city of Birmingham’s Design Review Committee.

This is the second of three pre-debate five- question interviews. Our first interview was with Marty Connors, former Chair of the Alabama Republican Party. Our third installment will be with Fred Shepherd, Chair of the Political Science Department at Samford University.

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3 Places to go to Watch the Presidential Debate on Tomorrow

Final Presidential DeabteWith the final presidential debate upon us, watch parties are popping up across our city. This new trend started around the first debate at places such as Buck Mulligan’s, and has become a popular way to tune in on the political proceedings. These parties offer a place for you to get your debate fix while being able to enjoy a bite to eat or some stimulating political conversation. The goal is to make it easy for those who wish to stay informed but may not have a way to watch at home. Each viewing get-together is hosted by different groups and organizations, some political based and some not at all. If you are looking for a place to tune in tomorrow, here are a few to help with your plans.

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