SliceFest on June 16 raises funds for SUKI Foundation for Rett Syndrome treatment and cure. Get your tickets now.

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Have you heard of SliceFest? It began in 2012 as the anniversary celebration of Slice Pizza & Brewhouse, and it’s grown into an annual music festival encompassing Birmingham’s thriving Lakeview District. Sarah Katherine “Suki” Bateh is one local child facing the neurological effects of Rett Syndrome. Through her namesake SUKI Foundation, many more children now have hope. Two Birmingham stories about community and growth—perhaps they were meant to go together.
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Meet Eric Jack, the Rotary Club of Birmingham’s 2018-19 president elect

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Ask Dr. Eric Jack what makes a person successful, and you will quickly understand the character of the man. Jack, who was recently named president elect of the Rotary Club of Birmingham for 2018-19, answers the question by recalling the qualities of Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela and Mother Teresa. He speaks of everyday people who sacrifice to serve their families and communities, as well as leaders, followers and frontline employees.

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UAB to demolish 7 buildings on campus; list and ideas for replacements

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    UAB Towne House, photo via Pat Byington, Bham Now

As you drive around the southside of downtown Birmingham, it seems every building belongs to UAB. You’ve probably seen a few outdated buildings on the UAB campus that just don’t compare to the sleek, new and improved ones.

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Special Operations Surgical Team to receive Bronze Star Medal at UAB

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Special Operations Surgical Team members to receive the Bronze Star. Photo courtesy of UAB.

Five Special Tactics Airmen will receive the Bronze Star Medal – the military’s fourth highest combat medal – for extraordinary heroism during a ceremony at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The ceremony will take place at 11a.m. on February 13, 2018. Continue reading “Special Operations Surgical Team to receive Bronze Star Medal at UAB”