Stivers Ford has moved to the site of the old Adamson Ford—see what’s next for this new Bham biz

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Eddie Stivers, owner of Stivers Ford. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Without fanfare, one of Birmingham’s oldest family car dealerships, Adamson Ford, left us this past fall after 102 years in downtown Birmingham.

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Meet the 8 startups who made the cut in Innovation Depot’s 2021 Velocity Accelerator

Congrats to the final 8 startups. Photo via Innovation Depot’s Facebook

Innovation Depot just announced the eight startups who made it into their Velocity Accelerator program. With over 50 companies’ applications, let’s meet the final eight that made this year’s cut.

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Birmingham’s City Hall shone green and pink in honor of VP Harris and AKA sorority

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Birmingham City Hall shined green and pink honoring Vice President Kamala Harris and the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Last night, on the evening of the Presidential Inauguration, Birmingham’s City Hall shone green and pink in honor of our nation’s first female and Black/South Asian Vice President Kamala Harris and her sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA), Incorporated

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Alabama High School Bowling is more than a game—it’s about community

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Tommy Barberini, General Manager at Oak Mountain Lanes. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Nearly every high school in Alabama has a football stadium that can double and sometimes triple as a soccer field or a place to run track. Basketball and volleyball teams have their gyms on campus. Many schools have baseball and softball fields nearby.  

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The space shuttle in Huntsville is about to get a major glow up

The Pathfinder space shuttle is getting ready for some restorations. Photo via the US Space & Rocket Center’s Facebook

Ready for blast off! Huntsville’s US Space & Rocket Center has plans to give the iconic full-size replica of the space shuttle a face lift. After years of weathering, let’s take a look at the history of this Alabama landmark and what’s in store.

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Pandemic sparks increase in animal fostering and adoption around Greater Birmingham

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Sweet friends. Photo via Shelby Humane

The pandemic has led to a rise in animal adoption and fostering around the Greater Birmingham Area, and we are ecstatic. Here’s a look at the latest pandemic trends taking place among local shelters and how you can help keep the numbers rising.

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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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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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Alabama ranked no. 8 most moved-to state in 2020—here’s what the local experts have to say.

United Van Lines’ recent study ranks Alabama as the No. 8th most moved-to state in 2020. Photo via United Van Lines on Facebook

According to a recent study by United Van Lines, more people moved to Alabama in 2020 than left the state. We wanted to know what that meant for Alabama, and for places like Birmingham—so we spoke to several local experts to learn more.

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Tropicaleo becomes first Zero Egg restaurant in AL + Veganuary pop-up dinner on Jan. 13

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Photo via Tropicaleo’s Facebook

Tropicaleo has partnered with Zero Egg to bring delicious egg-free meals to Birmingham during a Veganuary pop-up dinner event on January 13. They’re the first restaurant in Alabama to do it. No, I’m not yolking with you! Read on for all the deets.

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Zip into 2021 with AL Adventure & Splash Adventure’s Rocket Racing slide–coming soon!

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The Rocket Racer is the attraction of 2021. Photo via Alabama Adventure & Splash Adventure’s Facebook

Alabama Adventure & Splash Adventure will become Alabama’s biggest waterpark with the upcoming addition of a new slide—the Rocket Racer. Slide headfirst into the details.

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Keep the change! Quarter honoring the Tuskegee Airmen released

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Design via the U.S. Mint featuring the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site as part of the America the Beautiful Quarters Program as

The U.S. Mint released Alabama’s quarter recognizing and honoring the Tuskegee Airmen January 5th. This rounds out a ten year campaign that teaches us a little history and geography along the way. Keep reading to see the quarter that acknowledges the men who fought two wars at once. Find out why it couldn’t have come at a more significant time.

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The New York Times and the Smithsonian Institute will offer tours of Alabama’s civil rights landmarks

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The 16th Street Baptist Church will be a stop on The New York Times and Smithsonian Institute civil rights tours. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Almost four years ago to this day, former President Obama established the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument. That’s paying off now—we’ve got The New York Times and the Smithsonian Institute planning 2021 tours of Alabama’s civil rights landmarks, including our own monuments.

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This beautiful local film will end your 2020 on just the right note

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Ebonee and her son Jaxon both sang in the short film. Still from “For the Sake of Old Times” via Studio 1504

Not gonna lie—2020 threw us some curve balls we didn’t see coming. Where other people have fumbled around how to talk about race this year, 1504’s Tyler Jones and a crew of talented local singers wove music and images into an unforgettable piece. It’s called “For the Sake of Old Times” and goes straight to the heart.

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