Senior shopping hours, Staying connected with older relatives, + more

Senior shopping hours are taking place at tons of grocery stores around Birmingham. Photo by Adam Nieścioruk on Unsplash.

While everything right now is uncertain, one this is for sure—we miss our loved ones. Times like these can be particularly lonely for those who are in nursing homes, assisted care, or are more vulnerable to catching COVID-19. Luckily, Birmingham has resources and tips for staying safe and staying connected.

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3 ways Birmingham is providing facemasks to healthcare workers—how you can too

A BIG thank you to healthcare workers and other essential workers keeping Birmingham safe and strong. Photo via Bham Face Masks.

We can’t thank our healthcare workers enough for putting themselves on the frontlines to fight COVID-19. But, we can show appreciation by donating facemasks and our time through Birmingham organizations.

Whether it’s sewing a mask, creating one through a 3D printer or simply being a runner for supplies—these local businesses and residents are stepping up to help. Here’s how you can get in on the action. 

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5 curbside spring cocktails + Dread River’s helpful contribution to Birmingham

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Curbside cocktail kit from Queen’s Park via Queen’s Park Facebook

If we’ve learned anything from this pandemic, it’s that Birmingham will always support its local businesses. Now that we’re social distancing, bars have switched to serving up our favorite drinks curbside. Check out these five cocktail kits in Birmingham to kick off your springtime quarantine.

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20+ local spots in Birmingham to get a fried chicken sandwich curbside

Throwback to when we would grub on Winner Winner during lunch break. Can’t wait to get back to it! Photo via Matthew Niblett for BhamNow.

Social distancing in Birmingham means staying at home, exploring the outdoors and trying to figure out how to get our comfort food fix without dining in a restaurant. We’ve got 20+ local spots serving up mouthwatering fried chicken sandwiches curbside. Check ’em out! *Warning: Drooling may occur.*

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Going stir crazy? Here’s how to be productive + stay busy at home in Birmingham

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Ignite Cycle knows how to keep people moving—even during a quarantine situation. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

We know life is a little crazy right now, but that doesn’t mean you have to go stir crazy at home. Here are some activities to keep you busy and productive including virtual dance parties, live streams with local bands and free book delivery in Birmingham.

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K & J’s Elegant Pastries made their Food Network debut on the Girl Scout Cookie Championship

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Alabaster’s own K & J’s Elegant Pastries will make their debut on the Food Network Monday, February 10th. We’ve all drooled over their extravagant milkshakes and cakes, but now they’re taking on a new challenge in the Girl Scout Cookie Championship.

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Grab a last minute gift at these 11 Birmingham women-owned shops

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Photo of the storefront of Stone Hollow Farmstead at Pepper Place in Birmingham, Alabama
FarmStand by Stone Hollow Farmstead at Pepper Place. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

If you’re like me and procrastinate on gift shopping until the last second, here’s your holiday shopping miracle. You can finish up your holiday shopping AND support local, women-owned businesses in Birmingham at the same time. Find the perfect gift for anyone on your list at these 11 Birmingham shops!

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Birmingham Art Crawl’s Deck the ‘Ham Mural Contest Turns the City into a Winter Wonderland!

Janna Phillips making Birmingham a lot more festive! Photo by Chaise Sanders for Bham Now

If you’re driving through Birmingham this holiday season, you may see that the local businesses have windows decked out in festive murals. Birmingham Art Crawl is celebrating another amazing year in the Magic City with its 5th annual “Deck the Ham” window mural contest.

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Honoring Flag Day 2019: Birmingham business has been supplying flags for over 100 years

This special business is run out of 221 Oxmoor Blvd. in Homewood. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now.

Here in Birmingham, you probably see an American flag every single day, even if you don’t think much about it. You may see them lining the side of the road on your morning commute, or hanging outside your bank downtown, or waving in your neighbor’s front yard. June 14 is National Flag Day in the United States, and in honor of the day, we’re highlighting the business behind the flags.

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