5 things to know about East Birmingham, including murals + an amazing scene at the BHM airport

Can we just talk about how relevant this quote is now? Photo via @thats.pretty.sweet on Instagram.

East Birmingham is home to some hidden gems you’re going to want to check out. It’s a great place to start if you’re in the mood to go thrifting, mural hunting, or even checking out over 40 airplanes parked at the Birmingham airport. Keep reading to learn more.

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How the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is helping stop human trafficking

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Junior League of Birmingham and Birmingham Airport Authority Announce Partnership to help stop human trafficking. Photo by Chaise Sanders for BhamNow.

Did you know January was Human Trafficking Awareness Month? The effort to end this issue doesn’t stop there. An estimated 5,000 people are trafficked through Birmingham each month. The Birmingham Airport Authority along with local partners aim to change this alarming statistic. Here’s how.

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4 things to know about Birmingham’s Airport Hills community

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Want a cool view of the airport and the city? You can find it in Airport Hills. Photo via flybirmingham.com.

The Airport Hills is a heavily residential area that’s home to over 5,000 people. For all you aviation fans, this community has great, unobstructed views of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport’s runways. Thanks to the city’s BIG Partnership initiative centered around the airport, Airport Hills is going to see major growth in the near future.

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Does your driver license have a “star”? Here is what you need know to secure a STAR ID

Notice the STAR? The deadline to get your Alabama STAR ID is October 1, 2020. Screenshot from of AP photo

If you are like me, you hop on an airplane, two to four times a year to travel on family vacations, reunions or for business.  Everytime you go thru airport security, they check your driver license. Beginning in the fall TSA will be looking for small “star.”

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4 ways the BIG Partnership aims to improve your life and attract investors to Birmingham

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Big things are in store for our Magic City. Picture by Jon Eastwood for BhamNow.

The city of Birmingham has made major strides these past few years. There’s no denying that big things are coming to the Magic City!

Last year, Mayor Randall Woodfin introduced the city to the Birmingham Inclusive Growth (BIG) Partnership. This city-inspired, community-focused initiative aims to improve the quality of residents’ lives and produce tangible returns for investors.

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Via Airlines adds non-stop flights at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport, including Mobile & Austin

Photo courtesy of Via Airlines

Florida based Via Airlines announced today that they are entering the  Birmingham airline market adding new nonstop service between Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport and the cities of Mobile (MOB), Austin (AUS), Pittsburgh (PIT), and Raleigh (RDU).

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Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport receives $1.4 million grant for infrastructure improvements

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Photo via Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport’s Facebook page.

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport will be one of 25 airports in Alabama who will see improvements in the near future thanks to grants provided by the Federal Aviation Administration. Continue reading “Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport receives $1.4 million grant for infrastructure improvements”