River groups release data on toxic chemicals discharged into Alabama waters

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Waste Ponds at Resolute Forest Products on the Coosa River (seen in the background). Flight provided by SouthWings. Photo (c) Frank Chitwood 2017 – photo from the Coosa Riverkeeper website

According to a  news release by the Black Warrior Riverkeeper, a recent analysis of data reported by industry indicates that nearly ten million pounds of toxic chemicals were dumped into Alabama’s rivers in 2015.

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Birmingham sparks attention from Nylon magazine

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Photo via Twitter.

Big things are always happening in Birmingham. From a world-praised culinary scene and incredible art museums and galleries to unique, locally-owned shops and more, something new is always taking shape before our eyes. Birmingham has always been several steps ahead of most cities in the state of Alabama, and while locals have always known about the many treasures this town has to offer, the world is finally starting to truly take notice and realize, hey, that place is really cool! Continue reading “Birmingham sparks attention from Nylon magazine”

Birmingham Venture Club’s annual meeting will feature John S. Jemison Venture Award and the 2017 Spark Match Competition

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Birmingham Venture Club
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The Venture Club’s 32 Annual Meeting will give attendees a huge opportunity to network with high profile entrepreneurs, corporate and community leaders as well as with economic development leaders at the Sheraton Birmingham on Dec. 7 at 10:30 am – 1:00 PM. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased on the Birmingham Venture Club websiteContinue reading “Birmingham Venture Club’s annual meeting will feature John S. Jemison Venture Award and the 2017 Spark Match Competition”

Birmingham furniture maker Alabama Sawyer wins Garden & Gun Made in the South prize

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Alabama Sawyer, a Birmingham furniture company wins Garden & Gun’s 2017 Made in the South Award. Alabama Sawyer received the “Home” category award and also the “Overall” category award, which carries a $10,000 prize.

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The Junior League of Birmingham Market Noel supporting 35 local charities

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The Junior League of Birmingham is holding Market Noel at the Findley Center in Hoover, photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

Last night Bham Now took a special Facebook Live tour of The Junior League of Birmingham annual Market Noel shopping event at the Finley Center at the Hoover Met Complex.

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Movers & Shakers: Uzbekistan beginnings to Birmingham living

Meet Mover & Shaker Max Rykov.
In this Bham Now series, we seek out young professionals who have made the decision (sometimes personal, sometimes professional) to move to Birmingham from large, “cool” cities. With these brave uprootings, we want to find out how their Magic City experience has been thus far. In first-hand accounts, see how these young talents are taking in and shaping up our favorite city.

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Birmingham native, Jordan Fisher, makes the finals on “Dancing with the Stars”

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Lindsay Arnold and Jordan Fisher, Dancing with the Stars season 25.

The “Dancing with the Stars” top four finalists were named Monday night, November 13. Among them was Birmingham native Jordan Fisher. The 23-year-old actor and singer, who has been heating up the dance floor with his DWTS partner, Lindsay Arnold, has not only made Alabamians proud but also stunned the millions of viewers who have tuned in to the ABC show’s 25th season. Continue reading “Birmingham native, Jordan Fisher, makes the finals on “Dancing with the Stars””

Influencer and Edify Online Corp. take home $150,000 at Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition

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 Influencer and Edify Online Corp. won a total of $150k last night at the Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition.  Talk about rollin’ in the dough. Read what you missed out on here!

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Who’s coming to town? November 16-22

As Thanksgiving approaches, it means homecoming. It’s homecoming for several of Birmingham’s own bands, and it’s homecoming for many that grew up in Birmingham and moved away. The former group will have opportunities to perform special shows at home and the latter will be looking for things to do on Wednesday night before stuffing themselves with turkey.

Both will be covered.

It’s also an incredible week for fans of singer-songwriters and Americana. It will be impossible for those fans to see it all on Saturday. Choose carefully.

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Searching for methane leaks leads to solving Google car mystery

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SELC staff with the Google Street View mapping car, photo from the Southern Environmental Law Center

According to a Southern Environmental Law Center news report, earlier this month, groups released online maps showing the location and size of methane leaks from natural gas pipes beneath city streets of Birmingham.

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Highlands Bar and Grill named one of America’s top restaurants by Eater

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Highlands Bar and Grill. Photo via Trip Advisor.

Highlands Bar and Grill, located in Birmingham’s Five Points Southside neighborhood, has been selected as one of the 38 best restaurants in America for 2017 by influential food and dining website, Eater. This makes two years in a row that Highlands has received the honor. Continue reading “Highlands Bar and Grill named one of America’s top restaurants by Eater”