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Sign up to make your own pops with Steel City Pops—first class Oct. 16

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Do you wish you were having as much fun as they’re having? Yeah, me too. Photo via Steel City Pops

I’m not sure there’s an occasion in life, that isn’t brightened up with the infusion of a little love from Steel City Pops. Starting October 16, they’ll be offering their first-ever in-person pop-making classes in Birmingham, and you’re invited. Keep reading for all the details.

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Where to get your hands on this year’s trendiest fall boots in Birmingham

Fall is here so that means we’re busting out the boots. Photo by Chaise Sanders for Bham Now

The weather is cooling off, the leaves are slowly beginning to turn and pumpkin flavored everything is taking over store shelves. You know what that means? Fall is upon us and so is fall fashion. People always gravitate towards sweaters and I’m right there with y’all, but it’s the shoes that really set off an outfit. Check out where to get the latest trends in fall boots around Birmingham.

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12 local spots to pick up food so you can homegate like a pro

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Grab your quarantine buddies, food and your favorite jersey! It’s football season. Photo via sheex.com

Football season is here and although it may look a bit different we’re still able to enjoy the two main perks: football and food. Since most of us will be “homegating”, check out these twelve local spots to pick up some grub before the game.

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Meet Presley, the new emotional support puppy at Vestavia Family Dentistry

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Presley, the emotional support puppy at Vestavia Family & Facial Aesthetics. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Going to the dentist can be a stressful experience, especially for younger children. That’s why Vestavia Family Dentistry & Facial Aesthetics is trying a new strategy. Meet Presley, the new emotional support dog helping patients smile and relax!

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Samford Academy of the Arts’ instructors share their secret to success—register for classes today

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Voice Instructor Morganne Best performing in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Photo courtesy of Morganne Best

There’s nothing like the feeling of doing something you love—even if you don’t know you love it yet. Do you have a talent you’ve never had the opportunity to explore? Hear how Morganne Best and Kathryn Lamb, Voice and Violin Instructors at Samford Academy of the Arts, discovered theirs and register for the fall session B classes to uncover new possibilities for yourself.

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Seniors, individuals with disabilities + caregivers have a lifeline—1-800-AGE-LINE

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Photo courtesy of United Way Area Agency on Aging Facebook page

As someone who takes care of my in-laws in their mid-80s, there is one number we have on speed dial—1-800-AGE-LINE (243-5463). Here’s why it’s so important and how it can help seniors you know and care for in Jefferson County. 

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Curious about working in real estate in Birmingham? Two local agents share their experience

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The team at the new Crestline branch of LAH Real Estate. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Have you ever considered practicing real estate in Birmingham? If you think setting your own schedule, choosing where you’d like to work and getting to meet new people in Birmingham sounds rewarding, real estate might be your calling!

We spoke with two local agents at LAH Real Estate to learn more about their experience in real estate in Birmingham.

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Cortland Vesta High-Rise apartments are now available [Deals + Photos]

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A high-rise apartment at Cortland Vesta, officially available to lease! Photo courtesy Cortland Vesta

The much-anticipated high-rise apartments at Cortland Vesta are officially available to lease for immediate move-ins. With a variety of one- and two-bedroom units available, Cortland Vesta offers some of the best views of Birmingham. And as an extra incentive, Cortland Vesta is offering two months of free rent PLUS a $500 gift card if you sign a lease within 48 hours of your first visit! Read on to learn more.

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3 meaningful careers you never knew existed at Children’s of Alabama—IT is one

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Some of the mighty IT team at Children’s of Alabama. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

If you’re rethinking your life right now, Children’s of Alabama has three unique career opportunities for you to consider: IT, food services and environmental services. Keep reading for a behind-the-scenes look at how these roles help Children’s of Alabama remain a nationally-recognized leader in pediatric healthcare. Hop over here if you’re ready to explore new career possibilities.

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Need a laugh? Check out our caption contest with The Bham Zoo. Win $300+ in prizes!

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What a well-mannered bear. Photo via The Birmingham Zoo

If you follow us on Instagram (which you should 100% be doing 👏), you’ve probably seen our weekly caption contests featuring animals from The Birmingham Zoo. We’ve been sharing silly pictures, asking our followers to share their most creative captions. And trust us, they did not disappoint. 😂

Here’s a recap of the contests including some of our favorite entries + how you can enter our final contest and win $300+ in prizes from The Birmingham Zoo, Red Diamond and Full Moon BBQ!

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Register to vote, attend this week’s business events + apply for jobs

All aboard another week in Birmingham. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

It’s National Dogs in Politics Day where we celebrate the First Dog of the United States (FDOTUS) and other pets who have a long history of living in the White House. More importantly, though, it’s National Voter Registration Day, so we’ll take a pause here and let you check your voter status before browsing through open jobs, business events and news.

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5 essentials for the ultimate patio experience this fall

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So dreamy. Photo via Summer Classics’ Facebook page

As the fall season blows in, it’s the perfect time to cozy up on the patio with a warm drink and watch the leaves change. To make your outdoor space the ultimate setting for the change in seasons, here are five essentials your patio needs, plus where to find them around Birmingham.

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