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2 new Walk-On’s, Crestline Bagel + more opening their doors in Birmingham

Ba-goals right there! Photo via Crestline Bagel Copmany’s Facebook

From a new nationally recognized sports bar to seeing some of our favorite local restaurants reopen, there’s a lot of movement in Birmingham. Here’s the weekly rundown of what’s reopening and new openings in the area.

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The American Advertising Awards are coming! Submit your nominations by Jan. 29

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The American Advertising Awards are Feb. 26, 2021. Photo via AAF Birmingham/Taken before COVID-19

February 26 marks the return of the American Advertising Awards—the American Advertising Federation’s award ceremony that celebrates the sharpest and most creative minds in advertising. But they need your entries by January 29 to make it happen. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Discover the life of the bow in The Bowmakers, January 22-31, with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra

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Discover The Bowmakers Jan. 22-31. Photo via ASO

It’s the story you’ve never heard, of an instrument that dances in the spotlight but lives in the shadows. January 22-31, go on a journey with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra (ASO) as they present with PNC Bank the virtual Southeast premiere of The Bowmakers—a new feature-length documentary. Purchase your tickets now and support this special fundraiser benefiting ASO.

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How to date in Birmingham during the pandemic

Bham Now’er Wade Cline and his fiancé Olivia Murphy. Photo via Wade Cline

Looking to get back into the dating scene at the start of the New Year? With COVID-19 limiting in-person contact, it can be difficult to meet new people. Luckily, we have some experts here in Birmingham that can help make it easier to date in The Magic City.

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UAB joins local hospitals as awardees of Women’s Choice Award for “Best Hospital”

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UAB healthcare staff is working hard through the pandemic. Photo via UAB Medicine’s Facebook

Birmingham is known for its outstanding medical care. In the latest accolade for the city, the Women’s Choice Award deemed UAB “Best Hospital” for six different areas. UAB joins many Birmingham medical care facilities to receive awards from the national organization.

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Meet the Birmingham entrepreneurs who won an award from THE Beyoncé

A tour dedicated to food? I’m so down! Photo via Eat Drink Ride Food Tour w Comedienne Joy

Local entrepreneur and owner of Eat. Drink. Ride Food Tour Joy King recently received a $10,000 grant from the Queen Bee herself as part of the #BeyGood Black-Owned Small Business Impact Fund. Keep reading to learn more about this initiative and the other local business who won the grant last year.

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Green Springs is glowing up. Here are some iconic facts about the area.

George Ward dog park in Green Springs
Birmingham’s first public dog park at George Ward park. Photo via Cheyenne Trujillo for Bham Now

Heard the good news? Green Springs Highway is getting renovated. The Green Springs area has diverse restaurants and stores, offering unique flavors and history. We’ve shown how to shop at the local markets, but let’s dive deeper. Here is what you need to know about Green Springs.   

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A cup of positivi-tea for the weekend with cool news + more, Jan. 15-17

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Who else could use a mug of this right now? Photo via Patience Itson for Bham Now

It’s been a few weekends since we saw a shade other than gray out the window, so heat up your mug of “positivi-tea” and prep for a light-filled long weekend in Birmingham, January 15-17. 

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These building projects changed the face of Birmingham—the behind-the-scenes story

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When Williams Blackstock Architects moved downtown in 2002, they were pioneers. Photo via Greg Hursley

For more than 25 years, Williams Blackstock Architects has been working to change the face of Birmingham. They’ve done this with historic preservation and adaptive reuse projects, new buildings and projects at UAB. We talked with Principal Architect Joel Blackstock to get the behind the scenes story.

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2, 3 or 4 bedroom? You decide during these open houses Jan. 15-17

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

Photo of 3428 OAKDALE DR MOUNTAIN BROOK
3428 OAKDALE DR MOUNTAIN BROOK,AL 35223 (RealtySouth)

Open House: MOUNTAIN BROOK 01/17 14:00-16:00
3428 OAKDALE DR
MOUNTAIN BROOK,AL 35223
sq. ft.
4 bedrooms 4 full/0 half baths
$549900
For more info, contact Lee Marks at 205-266-3800 or email lmarks@realtysouth.com


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Walk On’s might be opening a third location in Trussville—here’s what we know

No such thing as too much of a good thing. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

When this nationally recognized sports bar said they were coming to Birmingham a few years ago, they weren’t winging it. With two restaurants already sizzling in the city of Hoover, Walk On’s Sports Bistreaux could be in the process of adding a third location in the city of Trussville. Let’s check out the deets.

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Huntsville may be the future home for the U.S. Space Force Command Headquarters

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U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville. Photo via U.S. Space and Rocket Center on Facebook

On Wednesday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced some big news for the state—Huntsville has been chosen as the preferred site for the future U.S. Space Force Command Headquarters. Read on to learn more.

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Check out how to sign up to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine in Jefferson County

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A CVS Nurse gives a patient a vaccine.
Vaccines are important even if you are scared of needles. Photo via CVS’ Facebook

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all doing our best to get back to normal. The main way is by following the three W’s—wear a mask, wash your hands and watch your distance. 

Now, there is a fourth item. Get on the list to be notified when it is your turn to receive a vaccine. 

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