JLB Second Servings, a Junior League of Birmingham initiative, provides food to those in need

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The women of the Junior League of Birmingham’s Second Servings initiative. Photo via JLB

It’s no secret that food waste is prevalent in the U.S. Experts estimate that we waste 30 to 40% of our food supply, which equates to 400 pounds of food wasted annually by the average American. How do we fix this?  The Junior League of Birmingham is helping with their Second Servings initiative. Find out how.

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Community leaders celebrate regional cooperation at BJCC Multi-Use Stadium groundbreaking

Groundbreaking for the BJCC Multi-Use Stadium. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Regional cooperation.

That was the most common statement used at today’s groundbreaking on the site of the new Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center (BJCC) Multi-Use Stadium.

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Q&A: holiday poison safety with Ann Slattery of Children’s of Alabama Regional Poison Control Center

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What dangers are lurking in presents under the tree? Find out. Photos via Pixabay

Tis the season in Birmingham, and that means you should be aware of new poisons potentially entering your home. Ann Slattery, a clinical toxicologist and director of the Regional Poison Control Center at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham, sat down with Bham Now to talk about keeping your family safe during the holidays.

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Kami-Con founder, Raymond Lenzner on what you need to know about the convention, February 22-24

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Kami-Con attracts a large crowd of anime and Japanese culture enthusiasts every year! Photo via Kami-Con

Have you ever been to Kami-Con? This anime and Japanese-cultural convention is gearing up for it’s 11th conference February 22 through 24, 2019. The convention will be held right here in Birmingham at the BJCC.

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Urban Land Institute of Alabama explores latest trends and Opportunity Zones

ULI’s Anita Kramer addresses meeting about 2019 Real Estate Trends at Sloss Furnaces. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Last week, the Urban Land Institute of Alabama (ULI) held its Trends in Real Estate 2019 Luncheon at Sloss Furnaces, featuring Anita Kramer, ULI Senior Vice President and a panel of local economic experts.

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4 tenants opening in Five Points Lane in mid-2019, including Nighthawk: AM

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Henry Costa of Nighthawk: AM and Unplugged. Photo via Orchestra Partners

Here’s what to know about Nighthawk: AM, Unplugged, Bayleaf Authentic Indian Cuisine and Domestique Panache—all set to open in spring/summer 2019 in Orchestra Partners’ highly anticipated redevelopment of Five Points Lane in Birmingham.

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37 New jobs in Birmingham this week. Companies hiring include Brik Realty, Royal Cup, and AT&T

Get on the trail to finding a new job in Birmingham this week with our list of 37 jobs! Photo by Bham Now

It’s time for your weekly roundup of jobs hiring in Birmingham! Check out the list below for 37 new jobs in the Magic City; I’m sure there’s one that is perfect for you.

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Giles Perkins: Birmingham’s better because you were here

Giles, colleagues, and family with Birmingham-based sculptor Brad Morton at 2016 rail dedication at Railroad Park.
In the foreground (l-r): Birmingham-based sculptor Brad Morton, Camille Spratling, Railroad Park Foundation, Sherry Williams, Adams and Reese, Giles Perkins and two of his children. Photo by Christopher Mosley

“We drink from wells we did not dig,” by the Rev. Peter Raible, is the line that keeps coming into my head when I think of Giles Perkins. Last Sunday, he died from pancreatic cancer at age 51. This is a huge loss to the many people who knew and loved him. While most people in Birmingham probably never heard of Giles Perkins, all our lives – no matter our political leanings- are different because he was here. 

This Friday, there’ll be a 2 pm memorial service for him at Railroad Park. While there have already been a number of great obituaries written for him, it seems appropriate to take a minute to share some highlights from his life.

And to say, from Birmingham to Giles: thank you. You left us a whole lot better than you found us. 

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Join Asbury United Methodist Church for a Christmas Cantata and Christmas Eve Candlelight Services

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Asbury UMC. Photo via Asbury UMC

The sights and sounds of the Christmas season fill Asbury United Methodist in Birmingham this month. Mark your holiday calendar with exciting upcoming events, including a Christmas Cantata on December 16 and four Christmas Eve Candlelight Services on December 24. Continue reading “Join Asbury United Methodist Church for a Christmas Cantata and Christmas Eve Candlelight Services”

Watch videos released about Birmingham Audubon, Freshwater Land Trust and Turkey Creek Nature Preserve

Screenshot of the recent Birmingham Audubon video about the W.E. Putnam Urban Farm

Over the past two months, videos about the work of the Birmingham Audubon Society, Freshwater Land Trust and the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve have been published on social media.

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