“It is our stories that make us human.” Our state’s best storytellers gathered at the Alabama Colloquium—here’s what you missed

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2019 Alabama Humanities Fellow Fred Gray. Photos via AHF

A nationally recognized civil rights lawyer. A deputy director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist. A NASA engineer. Some of our state’s best and brightest gathered at this year’s Alabama Colloquium—and it was incredible. Here’s what you missed.

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Moving out and moving up – check out three organizations in Birmingham helping young professionals connect in the city.

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Movers, shakers and everything in-between, Birmingham is growing and it’s time to get your foot in the door. Photo via Dustin Massey Studios for Creative Mornings.

You moved the tassel from right to left and your resume template is so perfectly crafted from Canva.com that it mimics Photoshop work, and now it’s time to enter the world of the young professional.

With any luck you’ve found yourself starting a career in Birmingham, but moving to a city where everyone seems to know everyone is intimidating. Here is a sneak peek into three organizations who can help you make waves.

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5 reasons Birmingham’s 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s was a smashing success

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Puppy at 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer's
It was hot, but this puppy cooled off in the spray mist! Photo by Matthew Niblett for BhamNow.

The Alzheimer’s Association’s 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research, and this year was no different. Over a thousand supporters showed up to walk through downtown Birmingham. Learn more about this special event.

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Amenities galore! 5 reasons you need to know about The Eastbury, right in the heart of Homewood

Common living area at The Eastbury
This is one of the common living room areas just off the grand lobby and on the way to the pool. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

If you’re in the market for a condo in the Birmingham area, you’re going to want to check out The Eastbury, right in the heart of Homewood.

The whole place is currently undergoing a conversion from apartments to condos, and from what we saw on a recent tour, we think they’ll be a big hit. Read on to find out all the details or visit www.theeastbury.com to book a tour today.

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Job hunting? Here are 30 companies hiring in Birmingham, including Children’s of Alabama and Olexa’s Cafe, Cakes and Catering

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Birmingham, AL. Photo via @elevatedimageryservices

It’s time to find out who’s hiring in Birmingham. We have 30 great career opportunities this week, so be sure to click that apply button and land that new job!

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A special tradition: UAB Football players to wear Children’s Harbor kids’ names on their backs for homecoming

Julie Brandrup and UAB Head Coach Bill Clark. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

For the 3rd straight year, the UAB Football team will honor and memorialize the children and families served by Children’s Harbor by wearing the names of patients on the back of their jerseys for Homecoming.

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5 local hand-poured candle companies in Birmingham, PLUS their best autumn scents

Candles poured in Birmingham are being sold all over the country. Photo via @greatbearwaxco

It’s no secret that Birmingham, AL is home to some pretty outstanding artisans and small businesses. One type of good that’s booming in the Magic City? Hand-poured candles! Now that cooler weather has arrived, it’s time to get your living spaces smelling seasonal—here are 5 local candlemakers and their best autumn scents.

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5 reasons The Grainger Center for Professional Practice at UM’s Stephens College of Business is 💯

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Accounting students on a day of interviewing. Photo from the University of Montevallo Stephens College of Business via Facebook

We all know the transition from studying to working can be tough. The Grainger Center for Professional Practice at University of Montevallo’s Stephens College of Business does what every other career center wishes it could do. It helps set students up for success—both in school and in their future careers.

Imagine having all that support to help you transition from studying to working without a hitch. Check out The Stephens College of Business here, and read on for all the details.

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Are you ready for the spotlight? Make your story standout at The Birmingham Moth StorySLAM on Tuesday, October 15.

Telling stories at The Moth StorySlam
The best stories are featured on The Moth Radio Hour, which airs on more than 500 public radio stations, and on The Moth’s eponymous podcast. Photo via Henry Cromett for The Moth.

At a Moth StorySLAM in August I opted for the anonymous route. The host read my response to the question, “Tell us about a time you let the cat out of the bag” – which I answered literally. The story got about two laughs (thanks mom and dad) and some constructive criticism from the host stating that whoever wrote it should work on their penmanship. 

Trying to learn where I went wrong, I contacted Claire Flowers, the regional producer for the story slam in Birmingham. She filled me in on mastering the theme, how to tell a good story in only five minutes and ways to work on my handwriting (just kidding).

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7 things to know about East Pinson Valley, including a local oasis, Turkey Creek

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Swimmer at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve – Photo via Southern Environmental Center

East Pinson Valley is one of those parts of Birmingham that you might not get to much unless you live here…like me! It’s home to some hidden gems you’re gonna want to check out.

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Son encouraged to “dig deeper” at The Altamont School. Now he is bringing clean water to the world.

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Rita and Shawn Goyal deliver water filtration units to Puerto Rico . Photo courtesy of Rita Goya.l

Rita Goyal thought her son Shawn, a student at The Altamont School, was going to just “check the box” when he was looking for an Eagle Scout project in 2017.

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