Learn about the “Magic City School Bus Project” and 4 ways you can support it at Ecofest on November 7

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Students at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve by their “Magic City School bus. Photo courtesy of Southern Environmental Center at Birmingham-Southern College

Over 14,000 students visit the Southern Environmental Center’s campus & Turkey Creek Nature Preserve facilities annually.

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Local child care providers win national accreditation for in-home day cares. 3 reasons why this is a win for Birmingham and Bessemer

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“M” is for “Macaroni.” Photo courtesy of Sunshine Kids Development Center Facebook Page

Congratulations are in order for Birmingham child care providers Lakisha Mennefield and Kamilah Moss, who have each been awarded a national honor for their in-home day care programs.

Mennefield is the owner of Angel Care Home Day Care in Birmingham. Moss runs Sunshine Kids Development Center in Bessemer.

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Have you thanked a rehabilitation professional today? It’s National Rehabilitation Awareness Week!

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Patient Dexter Newton and charge nurse Rahab Kimura at Encompass Health Lakeshore. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Is there a physical, occupational or speech therapist in your life? This is the week to celebrate them–September 15-21, 2019 is National Rehabilitation Awareness Week. We spoke with rehabilitation professionals at Encompass Health’s Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital in Birmingham to commemorate the occasion! 

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Getting ready for the big game? 7 game day hacks to help you have a great time

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Bham Now Content Producer Beth Cunningham (middle) and friends doing it right at a football game. Photo supplied

Fall is upon us, despite the crazy heat. That means game days all around for everyone. Whether you’re headed to a watch party in Birmingham or a real live football game, we want you to be prepared to have the best time possible. So, we’ve pulled together these seven handy tips just for you.

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9 reasons True Story Brewing Company in Crestwood Village is truly fabulous

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When I walked in, patron Sarah Black immediately told me what a big fan she was of Bham Now, so of course I had to take her picture. Photo by Sharron Swain for Bham Now

A few weeks ago I did a story on Crestwood Village and completely missed the fact that a) True Story Brewing Company is there, and b) it’s one of the coolest kids on the block.

Luckily, our awesome Bham Now readers quickly schooled me (thank you!!), so today I made a trip out to True Story to see what I was missing. Turns out, quite a lot. Read on for the full scoop.

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Your ultimate guide to the Southern Women’s Show, Oct. 4-6! Use code BHAMNOW for $8 ticket

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Grab your girls—and your tickets! Photo via Southern Women’s Show

Spend the weekend discovering the latest fashions, trendy jewelry, gourmet treats, health and beauty—plus enjoy a star-studded lineup of guests and speakers! Find it all at the Southern Women’s Show, happening October 4-6 right here in Birmingham, AL. Use code BHAMNOW to snag your ticket for just $8.

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Fall is here! Check out these Open Houses for Sept. 20-22

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Are you looking for a new home in Birmingham? We’ve got 39 open houses for you to check out this weekend – you’re sure to find the perfect home for you. Enjoy!

125 ELYTON DR BIRMINGHAM,AL 35242 (RealtySouth)

Open House: MT LAUREL 09/22 14:00-16:00
125 ELYTON DR
BIRMINGHAM,AL 35242
3529 sq. ft.
5 bedrooms 6 full/1 half baths
$779500
For more info, contact Della Pender at 205-540-1870 or email dpender@realtysouth.com


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Meet Battle Republic’s Golden Gloves winners and learn how you can join them

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Battle Republic Golden Gloves winners Anna Croft, Meghan McCay, Heather Joe and Stephen Craft. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

We all have battles to fight each day, whether it’s a stressful event or challenge we’re facing. Members of Battle Republic in Birmingham are taking their battles to the punching bag, and it’s helping them in more ways than one. We spoke with the gym’s dedicated Golden Gloves winners to learn more about the Go for the Gold program, how they got their gloves and why they keep coming back. 

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Find out how you could win big at Magic City Mustang’s All Ford Show on Oct. 5

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Bring the kiddos, bring the cars! Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Food trucks, activities and entertainment for the kids, supporting a great cause, and a chance to win $300? Find this and more at the All Ford Show happening October 5 right here in Birmingham, AL.

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5 reasons to attend Tomb of the Risen Dead, a FAMILY-FRIENDLY event, at DeSoto Caverns this October

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Kids under 12 can dress up, so be sure to wear your costume! Photo via DeSoto Caverns

Magic. Wonder. Adventure. Experience it all every Friday and Saturday from 6:30-10:30PM in October at DeSoto Caverns’ annual Fall event—Tomb of the Risen Dead. Only 45 minutes from Birmingham. Here are 5 reasons this family-friendly event is sure to knock your socks off. Get tickets now!

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What will Alabama look like in 2119? With proper planning it can be a stunning oasis for people, business and wildlife.

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View from Cherokee Rock Village. Photo credit: ADCNR/Robin E. Taylor

In 1819, Alabama was covered with rich forests, prairie, wooded grasslands and canebrake (bamboo). Most of that landscape has been lost.

During the ensuing 200 years, we turned our rivers into lakes, forests into farms and lost and then brought back deer, turkey and the Bald Eagle.

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3 ways Vestavia Family Dentistry & Facial Aesthetics’ Dr. Pruitt is bringing smiles to the world

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Dr. Pruitt at Vestavia Family Dentistry & Facial Aesthetics. Photo submitted

Dr. G. Robin Pruitt, Jr. has been building beautiful smiles since 1994, but his dentistry work goes far beyond Birmingham. Find out how Dr. Pruitt uses his skills to give everyone a reason to smile.

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