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UAB joins local hospitals as awardees of Women’s Choice Award for “Best Hospital”

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UAB healthcare staff is working hard through the pandemic. Photo via UAB Medicine’s Facebook

Birmingham is known for its outstanding medical care. In the latest accolade for the city, the Women’s Choice Award deemed UAB “Best Hospital” for six different areas. UAB joins many Birmingham medical care facilities to receive awards from the national organization.

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Meet the Birmingham entrepreneurs who won an award from THE Beyoncé

A tour dedicated to food? I’m so down! Photo via Eat Drink Ride Food Tour w Comedienne Joy

Local entrepreneur and owner of Eat. Drink. Ride Food Tour Joy King recently received a $10,000 grant from the Queen Bee herself as part of the #BeyGood Black-Owned Small Business Impact Fund. Keep reading to learn more about this initiative and the other local business who won the grant last year.

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A cup of positivi-tea for the weekend with cool news + more, Jan. 15-17

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Who else could use a mug of this right now? Photo via Patience Itson for Bham Now

It’s been a few weekends since we saw a shade other than gray out the window, so heat up your mug of “positivi-tea” and prep for a light-filled long weekend in Birmingham, January 15-17. 

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These building projects changed the face of Birmingham—the behind-the-scenes story

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When Williams Blackstock Architects moved downtown in 2002, they were pioneers. Photo via Greg Hursley

For more than 25 years, Williams Blackstock Architects has been working to change the face of Birmingham. They’ve done this with historic preservation and adaptive reuse projects, new buildings and projects at UAB. We talked with Principal Architect Joel Blackstock to get the behind the scenes story.

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2, 3 or 4 bedroom? You decide during these open houses Jan. 15-17

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Are you looking for a new home in Birmingham? We’ve got eight open houses for you to check out this weekend – you’re sure to find the perfect home for you. Enjoy!

Photo of 3428 OAKDALE DR MOUNTAIN BROOK
3428 OAKDALE DR MOUNTAIN BROOK,AL 35223 (RealtySouth)

Open House: MOUNTAIN BROOK 01/17 14:00-16:00
3428 OAKDALE DR
MOUNTAIN BROOK,AL 35223
sq. ft.
4 bedrooms 4 full/0 half baths
$549900
For more info, contact Lee Marks at 205-266-3800 or email lmarks@realtysouth.com


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Walk On’s might be opening a third location in Trussville—here’s what we know

No such thing as too much of a good thing. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

When this nationally recognized sports bar said they were coming to Birmingham a few years ago, they weren’t winging it. With two restaurants already sizzling in the city of Hoover, Walk On’s Sports Bistreaux could be in the process of adding a third location in the city of Trussville. Let’s check out the deets.

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Huntsville may be the future home for the U.S. Space Force Command Headquarters

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U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville. Photo via U.S. Space and Rocket Center on Facebook

On Wednesday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced some big news for the state—Huntsville has been chosen as the preferred site for the future U.S. Space Force Command Headquarters. Read on to learn more.

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Check out how to sign up to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine in Jefferson County

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Vaccines are important even if you are scared of needles. Photo via CVS’ Facebook

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all doing our best to get back to normal. The main way is by following the three W’s—wear a mask, wash your hands and watch your distance. 

Now, there is a fourth item. Get on the list to be notified when it is your turn to receive a vaccine. 

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21 MLK Day events in Birmingham January 16-23

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The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Photo via Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s Facebook

While Martin Luther King Day holds significance for the entire country, so much Civil Rights history happened right here in Birmingham. Monday, January 18 is the official holiday, and has become a day for people to give back to their community. Throughout the weekend, there are opportunities to serve, learn, move, shop and even head to the Zoo as a way to honor Dr. King’s legacy. Keep reading to find out about all the MLK Day events we found from January 16-23.

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Eat your way through The Pizitz Food Hall this Birmingham Restaurant Week + win a $100 Pizitz gift card!

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Birmingham Restaurant Week is here. Let’s taco ’bout it! Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

I hope you’re hungry because this winter’s Birmingham Restaurant Week is upon us. This year, the stalls in The Pizitz Food Hall is whipping up something special on their menu to celebrate and we’re helping out with the bill. Keep reading to see what’s on the menu and how you can win a $100 gift card for the food hall. *Warning*: Drooling may occur!

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Sleepless in Birmingham? Find out from local experts what you can do

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Tired of tossing and turning? Photo via Brookwood Baptist Medical Center’s Facebook

How often do you wake up feeling more tired in the morning than the night before? Lack of quality sleep impacts way more than your mood—it can have major long-term health consequences. To find out how to sleep like a baby, we talked with the experts at Brookwood Baptist Health.

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Spring break plans for colleges across Alabama–what you should know

Students at the University of Alabama enjoying a nice afternoon on the quad. Photo via @univofalabama on Instagram.

As students across the state are kicking off their spring semester, colleges are fine-tuning and perfecting their safety protocols for the 2021 school year. 

With the travel that surrounds the holiday, adjustments are being made to annual spring break schedules. Learn more.

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Alabama ranked no. 8 most moved-to state in 2020—here’s what the local experts have to say.

United Van Lines’ recent study ranks Alabama as the No. 8th most moved-to state in 2020. Photo via United Van Lines on Facebook

According to a recent study by United Van Lines, more people moved to Alabama in 2020 than left the state. We wanted to know what that meant for Alabama, and for places like Birmingham—so we spoke to several local experts to learn more.

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8 weeks. 1 goal. Why this local resident is tackling Orangetheory’s Transformation Challenge for the 2nd time

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Birmingham resident Hailey Lann is back for round two of the Transformation Challenge at Orangetheory. Photo via Mary Fehr for Bham Now

2020 sucked—it’s time to make up for it in 2021 and we’re starting with crushing those fitness goals. Birmingham resident Hailey Lann leads by example and takes on Orangetheory’s Transformation Challenge for the second year in a row. Once you hear how it revolutionized her regime, you’ll find your nearest studio and sign up before January 18.

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