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Gardendale’s William Noble Recreation Complex is getting an upgrade

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Soon, the William Noble Recreational Complex will look much different. Photo via Gardendale Parks and Rec

The City of Gardendale’s William Noble Recreation Complex is getting a massive upgrade. The recreational center just off I-65 will become one of the nicest sports parks in the state, with the help of a cool $27M.

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We took a tour of Mercantile on Morris—here’s a sneak peek

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Meet some of the team behind Mercantile on Morris. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

It’s getting real at Mercantile on Morris, the newest mixed-use development coming to Birmingham. They just poured the remaining concrete for the commercial plaza, and we got a sneak peek of the process. Take a look at the spot that’ll be one of the most special places in Birmingham and throughout the Southeast.

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New brewery in Avondale, Eat at Panoptic, Italian restaurant + more coming to Bham

Fancy’s on Fifth in Avondale. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

What does a new brewery, elevated Italian restaurant and upcoming retail development all have in common? They’re some of the newest projects coming to the Magic City and you’re going to want them on your radar. Let’s see what else is opening in Birmingham.

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Over 100 local internships + part-time jobs that make the perfect side hustle this summer

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Birmingham has tons of summer jobs open. Are you ready to apply? Photo via Alabama Adventure & Splash Adventure’s Facebook

Hey high schoolers and college students! Fire up your resume, because we’ve found hundreds of open jobs around Birmingham that will make the perfect side hustle this summer. Here are just some of the many we found, so take these leads and run!

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Book your European vacation without the passport thanks to Nabeel’s Cafe & Market

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No need for a passport because you can take that European vacation right here. Photo via Chaise Sanders for Bham Now

Don’t buy that plane ticket just yet. Your trip to Europe isn’t as far as you think. Experience the bites, drinks and good vibes of a European vacation right here in Birmingham with Nabeel’s Cafe & Market. Let’s take a look at how easy the Homewood classic is bringing your European moment to the Magic City.

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Award winning chef chooses Birmingham for new restaurant at Mercantile on Morris

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Pizza Grace is the newest tenant headed to Mercantile on Morris. Photo via Pizza Grace

There’s no such thing as too much pizza, and clearly the city of Birmingham agrees. This summer we’ll be welcoming Pizza Grace, a new pizza place and the latest confirmed tenant of Mercantile on Morris.

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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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Check out this outdoor classroom series inspired by an Avondale mural

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Know Your History mural outside of the Firehouse Community Center. Photo via Carmen Waldrop for Bham Now

If you’ve walked through Avondale recently, you’ve more than likely passed by the mural of Sun Ra, Fred Shuttlesworth, Spider Martin and Angela Davis. It’s no secret the significance the city of Birmingham played during the Civil Rights Movement. However, did you know that four of the most powerful figures during this movement have roots right here in the city of Birmingham?

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5 dishes we love from local businesses featuring fresh strawberries

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Fresh strawberries at the Market at Pepper Place in Birmingham, Alabama. Photo via Market at Pepper Place

You know it’s officially springtime when the weather starts warming up, flowers start blooming and the pollen starts attacking. One of the best things about spring is that some of my favorite fruits come back in season.

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More places offering COVID-19 vaccine throughout the Birmingham area

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Parker High School employees got vaccinated in preparation for opening as a mass vaccination site. Photo via UAB News

The number of places and opportunities to get a COVID-19 shot are growing dramatically in Birmingham. Here is a rundown of newly announced locations offering vaccines we learned about just this week.

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On display now: Travel the world in an unusual way during the Birmingham Museum of Art’s latest exhibition

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Ways of Seeing: The Art of Travel, Trade, and Transportation is on display now at the Birmingham Museum of Art. Photo via Jacob Blakenship for Bham Now

Since the beginning of civilization, transportation has been the center of everything. It affects how we work, socialize and live our everyday lives. Tour 70 objects from Birmingham Museum of Art’s (BMA) permanent collection in Ways of Seeing: The Art of Travel, Trade, and Transportation to discover the necessity and joy of travel throughout different centuries and cultures.

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Your weekend event guide in Birmingham, April 16-18, including Mutt Strut

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Get ready, it’s time for Mutt Strut on Saturday, April 17. Photo via Hand in Paw’s Facebook

Happenings are beginning to happen again around Birmingham. From Hand in Paw’s Mutt Strut to a Montevallo Arts Fest and a new play at Virginia Samford Theatre, here’s your weekend guide for April 16-18.

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35 new home listings including a 5 bedroom in Birmingham, April 16-18

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Are you looking for a new home in Birmingham? We’ve got 35 fresh, new listings for you to check out this weekend – you’re sure to find the perfect home for you. Enjoy!

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2 INNISBROOK LANE BIRMINGHAM,AL 35242 (RealtySouth)


2 INNISBROOK LANE
BIRMINGHAM,AL 35242
sq. ft.
4 bedrooms 4 full/2 half baths
$1195000
For more info, contact Emily Wood at 205-907-6604 or email ewood@realtysouth.com


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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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