Breaking: Trump and Clinton spotted in Birmingham’s Forest Park neighborhood

 

Trump & Hillary
Trump & Hillary

Exclusive: This afternoon, Bham Now reporters spotted inside the window display at Zoe’s In Forest Park, the popular southside Birmingham vintage consignment store, presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Both uncharacteristically smiling and tolerating each other, is there hope for a civil debate on the issues before November?  Stay tuned….

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Alabama Wildlife Center partnership with Oak Mountain State Park another reason to support State Parks Amendment 2

This weekend, Alabama Wildlife Center Executive Director Doug Adair authored a strong op-ed supporting  Constitutional Amendment 2 – an amendment that will protect and permanently fund Alabama’s State Parks.

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Avondale Featured on BuzzFeed as Most Hipster Neighborhood in Alabama

avondale mural
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BuzzFeed recently posted an article detailing the “most hipster neighborhood” in each state, and Birmingham represented!

To be fair, Where Is Williamsburg? Should be credited to locating our Avondale. Where Is Williamsburg? is an app for “trendy folk” to use when traveling so they can find like-minded people and communities – even in states they wouldn’t normally think like-minded people would inhabit.

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5 Posts that sum up your love for Fat Sam’s Sub Station

Fat Sam's is closing down

On October 4th, Fat Sam’s Sub Station announced the end to their sandwich making era. After 26 years of serving the Birmingham community, they will be closing their doors on October 15th. After the untimely passing of Salman Shatara, otherwise known as Fat Sam himself, his family has decided to close the restaurant in order for their sons to focus on their education and careers. Gone but never forgotten, here are a few posts that sum up your love for Fat Sam’s.

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Uncorked! On the Green Returns – Sat., October 8th, 2016

Uncorked on the Green

Free craft beer and fine wine tasting festival in Birmingham? Count. Us. In.

Have you ever walked down the beverage aisle of your local grocery store and wondered just what IS a Little Sumpin Sumpin, Dale’s Pale Ale, Two Hearted Ale, Vanillaphant or Bearded Lady? Here’s a chance to indulge your curiosity and sample over 50 craft beers from around the world along with many fine wines for FREE!

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Alabama weekly nature roundup – October 1-7, 2016

Painting of E.O. Wilson
Painting of E.O. Wilson

At Bham Now, we are beginning a new weekly feature to keep our readers up to date and informed about the outdoors. Every Friday, we will be publishing nature stories, articles and events that have appeared in various media outlets and websites throughout Alabama

We also want your assistance. In the coming weeks, if you see a nature/outdoor story or event that looks interesting, feel free to send that link to Pat@BhamNow.com .

So let’s begin.

The inaugural first link  is by Alabama native son ~Dr. E.O. Wilson .  Here is his latest opinion piece that appeared in the Washington Post this past weekend.

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Guide to Magic City Coffee – Part 2

Birmingham Coffee Guide

If we did this coffee guide right, you should see a few names you’d like to try out and hopefully a few you haven’t heard of. Birmingham is home to the coffee lover and avid coffee patron so this list will give you a chance to reach your favorite drink potential. If you are looking for a new place to study, or just get your morning brew, here are a few more coffee shops for you to consider.

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Acclaimed kids nature writer Heather Montgomery in Birmingham this week (video)

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Rattlesnakes, earthquakes, wacky animals and bugs.

If you  are  curious about nature and the world around you, drop by the Homewood Public Library on Sunday, October 9th, between 2:00 to 4:00 to meet highly acclaimed Alabama children nature writer Heather Montgomery for a public book signing.

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Here comes the sun – UAB goes solar and green

Photo: UAB press release
Photo: UAB press release

Here comes the sun UAB.

This week, UAB announced that it is home to the largest solar energy system in the city of Birmingham.  The solar panels are on top of it’s Campus Recreation Center which can be seen from Red Mountain and surrounding buildings.

The 100 panel solar system was installed by Birmingham-based Vulcan Solar Power.

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