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7 years of Iron City: The Bham Now team’s favorite memories

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Who else is ready to see another amazing concert at Iron City? Photo via Iron City on Facebook

Can you believe that Iron City has been around in Birmingham for seven years now? In honor of their recent birthday, I asked some of the Bham Now team to share their favorite memories at Iron City.

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Take a sneak peek into the new high-rise apartments at Cortland Vesta + photos!

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Can you name a better view? I’m waiting. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Ever wondered what it would be like to live in the new Cortland Vesta apartment community? Although construction hasn’t quite finished up in the interior yet, the team invited us in for a special sneak peek into one of the completed high-rise apartments.

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4 at-home science experiments from the experts at McWane Science Center

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What’s your favorite science experiment? Photo via McWane Science Center

School may be out for summer, but learning never stops at McWane Science Center. While we all wait for McWane Science Center to reopen its doors, check out these favorite at-home science experiments from Mr. Science and more of the McWane gang. Trust me, you’ll want to try them!

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month and we got advice from the pros

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The month of May plays host to both Mental Health Awareness Month and National Nurses Week. Children’s of Alabama is expanding its behavioral health center in order to provide the best care for Birmingham families. We caught up with several behavioral health nurses to get an inside look + their best advice.

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Planning the perfect picnic from Birmingham shops + restaurants

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Summertime is for picnics. Photo by Jonathan Borba on Unsplash

Picnics are SUCH an aesthetic—aren’t they? The gingham blanket, a sundress and wicker baskets filled with pastries, fancy cheeses and lemonade. Grab your straw hat, Birmingham, and romanticized notions—we’re heading on a picnic.

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Coronavirus changed A LOT, including our vocabulary. What words have you used Birmingham?

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The shirt says it all. Photo via @thepizitz by @americanredcross.

Who would’ve thought we would begin a new decade with a global pandemic? Not me! The past few months have transformed our daily routines—including our vocabulary. Let’s take a look at the new lingo we’re hearing and using on a daily basis.

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Look at Birmingham’s urban wildlife with Michelle Reynolds (PHOTOS + art)

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Michelle Reynolds where she’s happiest. Photo via Bob Farley

If you love the natural world and its creatures, you need to know Michelle Reynolds. Among other things, she’s a regular explorer of Birmingham’s urban wildlife, often posting gorgeous photos of her surprising discoveries so the rest of us can armchair travel with her. Keep reading to find out what I learned during our Q+A.

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7 reasons to visit Cahaba Heights, including tasty food + 4 new developments

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I can’t quite decide which part of this meal seems the tastiest. Photo via Crestline Bagel’s Facebook page

If you’ve been waiting for the right reason to visit Cahaba Heights, wait no more. If you haven’t been there for a while, you’ll be surprised at all the ways this little area continues to grow and change. And if you’re considering refinancing or buying a new home, Caliber Home Loans, located in Cahaba Heights near the intersection of Crosshaven and Green Valley, can help. 

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Future leaders—10 Birmingham seniors receive the Memorial Scholarship

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The scholarship recipients were met with a warm congratulation committee from the JLB. Photo courtesy of the Junior League of Birmingham

After months of diligent hard work, they finally heard the news. The Junior League of Birmingham (JLB) awarded 10 Birmingham seniors the Memorial Scholarship. As they head off to schools across the country, their impact on Birmingham won’t be forgotten.

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Ready to spice up your life? This Birmingham hot sauce startup delivers

It’s easier than ever to bring the heat into your own home. Photo via Unsplash

These days, you can get absolutely anything delivered to your doorstep via subscription service. In a world where convenience is key, this Birmingham startup is adding some flavor to the subscription box game and we are here. for. it. Read on to get all the details!

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Shop local, American-made products 30% off at La-Z-Boy’s Memorial Day sale

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La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries owner, Curt Morris and his pup Parker heading out of their Greystone location. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

More retail stores are opening in Birmingham—Including our local La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries. You can shop safely and save right now with their Memorial Day Sale. Get the details here.

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Love nature? Learn how to support 5 of Birmingham’s beautiful parks!

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View from Hawk’s View Overlook at Ruffner Mountain. Photo via Ruffner Mountain on Facebook

The Magic City has no shortage of beautiful views—but one of the most unique perspectives are at our local parks. Check out these ways to support our beautiful nature preserves!

If you can’t make it out to one of Alabama’s parks right now, many of them are going virtual—learn more!

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Where to get the best hot dog in Birmingham for Memorial Day

Are you drooling yet? 🌭 Photo via @thestandardbhm on Instagram

I don’t know about you, but a good hot dog has been a staple on my Memorial Day cookout plate since I can remember. We might not be able to attend the usual Memorial Day festivities, but enjoying a good hot dog is still on the table. Here are a few of our favorites in Birmingham.

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Back Forty Birmingham is expanding—5 reasons why we’re excited

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Back Forty Birmingham has such a great location out at Sloss Docks. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

From the moment Back Forty burst onto Birmingham’s craft beer scene in July 2018, they had a vision and so far, nothing’s stopping them from moving toward realizing it. Fans of the hyperlocal brewery can look forward to expansions that will make the craft beer experience even better. We talked to owner Doug Brown to find out all the details.

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