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600 local deals, curbside pickups and online ordering opps right here.

We might all look a little mysterious with our masks and all, but this young lady is putting herself on the front lines to serve you and me.

Looking for ways to support local? 589 local entities have signed up for Bham Now’s all FREE Local Business Guide and Non-Profit Guide. The guides are chock full of over 93 special deals, curbside pickup, online ordering and donation opportunities. Add your business here and your non-profit here for free.

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9 location ideas for unique graduation photos in Birmingham

You can find some great backgrounds in unexpected places. Photo via Chaise Sanders for BhamNow.

It’s graduation season and that means one thing: a knockout graduation photoshoot. Grab that cap and gown for some much deserved time in the spotlight. It’ll be a permanent fixture on your family’s fridge so better make it good. Here are 9 places around Birmingham for stellar grad photos.

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What students are saying about UAB’s NEW Entrepreneurship Degree

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Members of UAB’s capstone Entrepreneurial Engagement Seminar with regional entrepreneur Thomas Walker, Jr., Founder of S(w)service. Photo via UAB Collat School of Business

After nearly two years of research and design, the University of Alabama at Birmingham has launched its new Entrepreneurship Degree at the Collat School of Business. The new degree program officially launches in Fall 2020, but most of its required classes are offered already. So we spoke with some of the first students in the program to hear what they think so far.

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Blount County Covered Bridges: Adventures with Adamson Episode 2

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Your favorite road trippers ready to guide you on your next adventure.

A day spent adventuring through some of the most stunning countryside Alabama has to offer. A historic trail that feels like a step back in time. We teamed up with Adamson Ford to bring you the perfect day trip to kick off your summer. Read on for an inside look + your very own road trip map!

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Off to the races! 3 spots to celebrate National Mint Julep Day in Birmingham + make your own

The hotter the Birmingham day, the more I crave on these bad boys. Photo by Ari Agustian on Unsplash.

We won’t be headed to Churchill Downs anytime soon, but Birmingham does have killer mint juleps that’ll make you feel like grabbing an oversized sun hat and donning pastel patterns. You know what they say, the shinier the cup the more important you become.

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9 things you need to know about swimming pools in + around Birmingham

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You won’t be able to swim this close to people at Birmingham-area pools this summer, but the picture looks so cool. Photo via Unsplash

Memorial Day weekend meant remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice, eating barbecue, and for some, swimming at newly-opened pools in the Birmingham area. If you’re ready to cool off, take a dip into this guide we put together for all you swimmers.

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15 environmental nonprofits who need your support now, including Alabama Audubon

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Our outdoors enrich life for everyone. Photo via Cahaba River Society

Our local nonprofits need our support now more than ever. With the weather warming up and social distancing continuing, people are spending tons of time in our stunning Birmingham outdoors. These local environmental nonprofits are making sure it stays beautiful—but they need your help. Check it out!

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How 5 Birmingham startups + startup communities are working now—why it matters

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Kerry Schraeder, co-founder of Mixtroz. Photo via Mixtroz

What happens when Birmingham startups are told to slow down? They don’t—at least not this crew. Over two months after the state shut down, here’s how Magic City startups are navigating the decision to return to work, hosting pre-pandemic events and sustaining company culture (A.K.A killin’ the game).

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The Purple Onion plans to add 4 new locations to Birmingham + surrounding areas

Can we just take a second to appreciate this platter. Photo via The Purple Onion.

A real Birmingham OG, The Purple Onion, is expanding throughout the city. It’s the reliable, Birmingham-based restaurant we all know and love serving up Mediterranean American cuisine as well as twists on American comfort food. Keep reading for the scoop on where to find their new locations.

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What did the 59/20 bridge project have to do with a gift of furniture to the YWCA? Find out here.

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Furnishings donated by Johnson Brothers Corporation to the YWCA. Photo via YWCA Central Alabama’s Facebook page

How are the complete redo of the 59/20 bridges through downtown Birmingham, a 114-year old real estate company and the YWCA of Central Alabama all connected? Turns out, all three came together in a way that means a lot of women and children who get housing through the YWCA will have a cozy and safe place to call home. Keep reading to find out more, and learn the role that Watts Realty played in making it happen.

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Sign up for swim lessons with these 5 local instructors in Birmingham

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Conquering the pool flip. Photo via Mountainview Aquatic Club’s Facebook page

Summer is here, which means it’s time to hit the pool. There are lots of places around Birmingham offering swimming lessons for kids and adults, so dive into this guide for info on where to sign up.

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Celebrate United Ability Day with Leah and her family on July 17

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NaTasha Garrett and her daughter Leah wearing this year’s United Ability Day t-shirt. Photo courtesy of NaTasha Garrett

On NaTasha Garrett’s worst days, when she needs strength, she looks at her daughter Leah, who cannot speak or crawl, and has a genetic disorder so rare there isn’t a name for it.  

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5 mouth-watering, must-try Birmingham burgers

Jack Brown’s Cobra Kai (cream cheese, jalapeño jelly and pickled jalapeños) is next-level good. Photo via Jack Brown’s on Facebook

National Burger Day is Thursday, May 28, and you already know we are celebrating. We’ve done a few Bham Now burger guides before, but the list just keeps getting bigger and better. Here are 5 Birmingham burgers you have to try, plus where to get them curbside. 🍔 *Warning: mouth-watering may occur.

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Luxury apartments are on the way—across from The Summit in 2022

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Don’t you just love the “Be the Light” mural at The Summit? Photo via The Summit’s Facebook page

If you’ve ever wanted to be able to hop over to The Summit, Grandview Medical Center or pretty much anywhere on 280 or 459 more easily, you will soon have the option to live in a luxury apartment across 280 from The Summit. Well, soon if you count 2022 as soon. Keep reading to find out all the details.

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