All around the country, small and local businesses are feeling pressure as their customers begin to self-isolate. In order to help out their tenants, several Birmingham property owners are offering waived or deferred rent (as well as other creative solutions) until this outbreak clears up.Continue reading “Several Birmingham property owners offering creative help to their tenants”
We know life is a little crazy right now, but that doesn’t mean you have to go stir crazy at home. Here are some activities to keep you busy and productive including virtual dance parties, live streams with local bands and free book delivery in Birmingham.Continue reading “Going stir crazy? Here’s how to be productive + stay busy at home in Birmingham”
Don’t sleep on local food trucks stepping up to the plate and serving Birmingham through this crazy time. Many are offering curbside pick-up, delivery and special discounts. Keep in mind many places do not accept cash right now.Continue reading “7 food trucks offering curbside pick-up, discounts + delivery”
Our local nonprofits need our help, Birmingham. We’re making it easy. Check back once a week and see who we’re spotlighting—we’ll be adding more nonprofits as the COVID-19 response continues. Learn how you can be a part of important work serving our community.Continue reading “Birmingham nonprofit spotlight—here’s how you can help today”
As the days of social distancing drag on, you could probably use something to lighten your mood. Here are some posts from locals around Birmingham that are sure to make you laugh.Continue reading “12 Birmingham social distancing memes that will make you chuckle”
Yesterday, the Birmingham City Council approved the first “shelter in place” ordinance to combat the spread of COVID-19 in Alabama. The order goes into effect immediately and runs until April 3.
During World War I, the United States was so ill-prepared to go to war, we didn’t have enough socks, mittens, sweaters and yes – even bandages. Back then, the American Red Cross organized knitting drives in almost every small and large town in the nation to adequately equip our brave soldiers.
It’s time to find out who’s hiring in Birmingham. We have 30 great career opportunities this week, so be sure to click that apply button and land that new job.Continue reading “What’s gonna work? Teamwork! + 30 open jobs + resources in Birmingham”
Although us young’ un’s might feel like we can do anything, it’s important to remember that no one is invincible, especially when it comes to Coronavirus (COVID-19). One bit of misinformation that is circling around is that young adults can’t get sick or will have mild symptoms. As the youngest member of the Bham Now team, I’m urging you to help me flatten the curve.Continue reading “Keep Birmingham safe—band together by staying apart + staying home”
The Rotary Club of Birmingham has named Dan Stephens its new Executive Director effective July 1, 2020.
Did COVID-19 derail your spring break travel plans? Don’t worry—here are some ways you can still make spring break in Birmingham fun for the whole family, even in this time of #socialdistancing.Continue reading “7 ways to make spring break staycation fun for the fam”
There’s a whole lot of craziness happening right now all over the world and in our Magic City. One thing that’s helped me stay sane is a daily gratitude practice. We still have so many things to be thankful for—here are a few.Continue reading “7 things to be thankful for in Birmingham this week”
In a time where it’s more important than ever to support local art, I wanted to highlight one of Birmingham’s coolest and most influential contemporary artists. Meet Merrilee Challiss, a local artist who’s brought her creativity to every part of the Magic City.Continue reading “Acclaimed artist Merrilee Challiss builds Birmingham’s art scene”
Anyone else in need of a little pick-me-up? Here’s how the Bham Now team is surviving (and possibly thriving) after one week of social distancing in Birmingham.Continue reading “Week 2: How the Bham Now team is surviving social distancing”