Thank You Books just opened in Crestwood! Here’s everything you need to know about Birmingham’s latest bookstore.

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Can you guess how many books are in this photo? Photo by Lauren Moore for Bham Now.

Being the bookworm that I am, I was thrilled when I heard that Thank You Books was opening in Crestwood Village and joining the family of local Birmingham bookstores. 

On Dec. 14th, Thank You Books officially opened its doors to the public for the first time. Here’s everything you need to know about Thank You Books and the three ladies who are making their storybook dreams a reality.

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Take a peek inside the newly remodeled Crestwood ALDI with 7 photos

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Crestwood ALDI. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

Today marked my maiden voyage to the remodeled Crestwood ALDI, which celebrated its grand reopening on July 18. First, I met a friend for lunch at IKKO in 5 Points. “Oh yeah, I went there yesterday,” she said when she found out where I was headed.” It was nice. It was like ALDI.”

Hence my theory that there are two types of people in this world.

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10 open houses happening in Birmingham this weekend, including a historic home in Highland Park

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Patience Itson and Todd Itson purchase their first home in Birmingham. Photo via Patience Itson.

Looking to buy a home? Or just want to check out some of the hottest homes on the market? Then attend these 10 open houses happening this weekend in Birmingham.

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Small business Monday – Focus on Seasick Records

Need more vinyl for that turntable you got for Christmas?  Of course you do!  Whether it’s vintage or cutting edge new work, you can find it at Seasick Records.  In this week’s edition of Small Business Monday, Dan Drinkard tells us all about his dream to open a record shop coming true right here in the Magic City!

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Dan Drinkard, owner of Seasick Records. Photo via Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now.

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Small business Monday – Focus on Manitou Supply

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David Brown and Luciana Giovinazzo, owners of Manitou Supply. Photo by Kristina O’Quinn for Bham Now

Are vintage t-shirts and pins your jam? Do you like playing ATARI (original version!) while chilling to local music? Then Manitou Supply Co. is for you! Conveniently located on 5th AVE S in Crestwood, Manitou has been supplying the ‘Ham with 70’s-90’s goodness for almost a year now! Luciana Giovinazzo tells us all about it in this week’s edition of Small Business Monday! Continue reading “Small business Monday – Focus on Manitou Supply”

7 questions for Bobby Farley, Civitan International volunteer

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Civitan International was founded in Birmingham 100 years ago. Today, Civitan has clubs in 50 nations around the world focused on the idea of service to others. Civitan has an appeal to people of all ages beginning with high school clubs and senior clubs.

This week, we are talking to Bobby Farley, a young professional who currently interns at the headquarters of Civitan in Crestwood.

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Bobby Farley and the Junior Civitan International Vice President at this past Dance-a-thon closing banquet – courtesy of Bobby Farley

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Mardi Gras in Crestwood

 

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Photo courtesy of Crestwood North Neighborhood Association

What happens when two families come together to create a tradition?  Neighbors spend an afternoon enjoying each other’s company on a gorgeous day!  Crestwood North neighbors and friends gathered in the 5300 block of 7th Court S. on Sunday afternoon, February 26, for the annual Crestwood Mardi Gras Parade.

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