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It’s almost Halloween! Drive carefully in Birmingham with these 5 safety tips from Adamson Ford
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It’s almost Halloween! Drive carefully in Birmingham with these 5 safety tips from Adamson Ford

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Here come all those little pedestrians in costumes! Photo for Bham Now

Driving slowly and distraction-free while toting your trick-or-treaters from house to house on Halloween may seem like a no-brainer for drivers, but these tips will help you creep it real down those Birmingham streets.

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The 2021 Birmingham World Games announces three huge sponsors at 1,000 day countdown celebration


Birmingham big-wigs posing with the first countdown clock for the 2021 Birmingham World Games. Photo by theworldgames2021.com

Birmingham locals and influencers celebrated the 1,000 day-countdown until the World Games 2021 in Birmingham on Friday, October 19, where they announced the three main sponsors for this event. Alabama Power, Protective Life and Regions Bank pledged to sponsor the games, which are set for July 15-25, 2021.

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Brennan’s Story: How the Bold Goals Coalition and United Way of Central Alabama aids progress in education, health and financial independence for many in the community

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Brennan (right) with an intervention math teacher who was hired through Bold Goals Coalition. Photo via United Way

Did you know that by fifth grade, summer learning loss can cause some students to fall up to three years behind in school? In addition, it is estimated that by the year 2020, over 60% of the jobs in Alabama will require some form of post-secondary education. These numbers can seem scary at first glance, but learning about how United Way of Central Alabama’s Bold Goals Coalition program can help.

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Real haunted Birmingham: 7 ghost stories, plus a spooky comedic short film by Bham native Adam Sutherland

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Oak Hill Cemetery. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

Do you believe in ghosts? All I know is I’ve blown through “The Haunting of Hill House” on Netflix, and I’m hungry for more. Fortunately, Birmingham offers haunted history around every corner. Come with me on a ghostly tour, then tell me if you would go to these places alone in the dark. (I included a handy map for you at the end.) 

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Make the most on the trail this Fall. Discover the Alabama Plant and Butterfly Atlases (photos)

Alabama Streak Sorus Fern – Stegnogramma burksiorum. Named after the founders of the Alabama Conservancy, Bob and Mary Burks. Photo from the Alabama Plant Atlas

Have you ever hiked on a trail and saw a flowering plant that you wanted to identify? Or  experienced a butterfly fluttering past you, to its next destination in a forest? If you are curious about plants and butterflies, the state of Alabama has two of the most comprehensive guides/inventories on the internet – the Alabama Plant Atlas and the Alabama Butterfly Atlas.

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The Bham Now guide to the 2018 midterm elections on November 6, including how to register to vote in Birmingham

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The deadline to register to vote in Alabama is October 22. Here is the link to register! Also, more information about who’s running for governor, along with statewide and local seats up for grabs in Birmingham.

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Playing for the names on their backs. UAB football and Children’s Harbor inspires Birmingham

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Today’s UAB Homecoming football game is more than a match-up between the top two teams in Conference USA. It is the game, the UAB football players play for the children and families at Children’s Harbor. A game they will remember for the rest of their lives.

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Birmingham companies help those affected by Hurricane Michael, including Bresco and Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc. Plus, find out where you can donate.

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Help from the American Red Cross provides smiles to those affected by Hurricane Michael. Photo via American Red Cross

It’s been a little over a week since Hurricane Michael—a Category 4 storm—ravaged the Florida Panhandle. Here’s a look at how companies and individuals across Birmingham are helping those affected by the storm and how you can too.

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There are less than two weeks left before the Fifth Annual The Vulcans Community Awards! Learn why you should go and all about the nominees: just a few examples of the magic behind the ‘Magic City.’

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A shot from the Vulcans Community Awards last year. Photo via Vulcan Park Foundation

We’ve been talking about The Vulcans Community Awards all summer, and now they are upon us. In less than 2 weeks, Vulcan Park Foundation will host their annual awards night to celebrate 13 individuals in the Birmingham Area. Here’s why you should be there.

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Steve Vai to rock with Alabama Symphony Orchestra at Sound Edge Festival 2018. Get tickets for 3 unique performances Oct. 30-Nov. 2.

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Steve Vai. Photo submitted

Gripping tangos, modern soundscapes, a new composition by Alabama native Martin Kennedy—and Steve Vai? One of the great guitarists of all time? You bet. Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s annual Sound Edge Festival expands the definition of a night at the symphony to our surprise and delight. Grab your tickets for three evenings of music at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center in Birmingham, Oct. 30, Nov. 1 and Nov. 2.

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Birmingham’s 5 most impactful re-developments according to former Auburn Design Studio Director Cheryl Morgan

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Perhaps no one in Birmingham has had a better front row seat to witness the Magic City’s renaissance, both downtown and in the surrounding areas, than Urban Land Institute Alabama member and former longtime director of the Auburn Urban Design Studio, Cheryl Morgan.

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Job hunt got you down? This list of 26 new jobs at companies like Southern Research, AT&T and Somerby in Birmingham will lift your spirits!

Don’t let the sun go down on these great jobs in the Magic City! Photo submitted

It’s time for your weekly roundup of jobs hiring in Birmingham! Check out the list below for 26 new jobs in the Magic City; I’m sure there’s one that is perfect for you.

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Celebrating Hispanic heritage with Barby and Luis Toro of Wasabi Juan’s, part 2

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Birmingham, Alabama, Wasabi Juan’s, Barby and Luis Toro, Hispanic Heritage Month
Barby and Luis Toro at Wasabi Juan’s in Avondale. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

Last week in part 1, Barby Toro shared her story of emigration from Cuba. Now, in part 2, Luis Toro tells us about his Colombian heritage. And it all leads to Wasabi Juan’s, home of the sushi burrito, in Birmingham.

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