UAB professor and explorer James McClintock recognized globally for efforts in Antarctica

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UAB researchers in Antarctica. James McClintock is third person standing left to right. Photo via James McClintock’s Facebook page.

According to the UAB Reporter, UAB professor James McClintock has been named the inaugural recipient of the 2018 SCAR Medal for Education and Communication. Awarded by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), the honor recognizes McClintock’s decades-long educational efforts emphasizing Antarctic climate change and impacts on marine biology.

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Tiny before tiny houses were cool: 8 secrets of the 1920s-30s Cliff Court Cottages in Highland Park

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Tiny houses—are they in, are they out? When something is a classic, trends don’t matter. Tucked away in Birmingham’s historic Highland Park neighborhood, Cliff Court Cottages fit that bill. They’re tiny but not too tiny, and forever in demand.

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Dorothy Levy celebrates her 106th birthday with United Ability, an organization she helped found

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Dorothy Levy helped found United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham, which is now United Ability. She turns 106 years old on June 16, 2018. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Yesterday, Dorothy Levy, one of the founders of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham, which is now United Ability, celebrated her 106th birthday at United Ability’s LINCPoint Adult Day Program.

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The Bham Loft Show: the latest in the growing Birmingham music scene

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Birmingham’s food scene is not the only one bursting with creativity, the music scene is growing with the addition of The Bham Loft Show! It is a  monthly show featuring musicians, artists, writers, centered around creativity.  Created for the community, by the community,  you will want not want to miss the next show.

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Vulcan will forever light up Birmingham’s night sky after July 4th

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Have you staked out your spot for Vulcan’s July 4 fireworks show?

The ‘Big Guy’ (Vulcan) atop Red Mountain will light-up Birmingham’s cityscape again this year with the most spectacular, thunderous fireworks show to celebrate the Fourth of July.   Continue reading “Vulcan will forever light up Birmingham’s night sky after July 4th”

Whistling Table in Forest Park is OPEN for breakfast and lunch!

The closing of the beloved V. Richard’s gourmet grocery in Forest Park’s tiny downtown left a hole on Clairmont Ave. for several years.  With bated breath, locals have been anxiously awaiting the opening of Whistling Table. That day is here.  Whistling Table, owned by Mac Russell, is now open and serving breakfast and lunch.

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Join us on our Taco Trail, your guide to the 9 best tacos in Birmingham

Two customers share their love for tacos at Chronic Tacos. Photo by Anne Holmes for Bham Now.

We know it’s been a long week, Bham. If you missed Taco Tuesday, no worries! We’ve got your guide to the 9 best tacos in Birmingham for you to get your weekly taco fix. Check out these trucks and restaurants around the city with our Taco Trail:  Continue reading “Join us on our Taco Trail, your guide to the 9 best tacos in Birmingham”

Shots from the Magic City Caribbean Food and Music Festival Parade at Linn Park (photo gallery)

One woman in full carnival costume shows off the rich, colorful history of the Caribbean at the Magic City Caribbean Food and Music Festival in Birmingham. Photo by Anne Holmes for Bham Now.

If you caught my last article on Caribbean restaurants, you got a sneak peak at some of Birmingham’s Latin gems. Hungry for more, I went to the Magic City Caribbean Food and Music Festival this past Saturday, where I got to eat even more Caribbean food! Check out the pictures I took of the parade: Continue reading “Shots from the Magic City Caribbean Food and Music Festival Parade at Linn Park (photo gallery)”

Gov. Ivey and Mayor Battle announce Facebook will build $750M data center in Huntsville, Alabama

 

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First Google, Now Facebook!

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and Gov. Kay Ivey earlier today held a press conference to announce that Facebook will build a $750M data center in Huntsville, Alabama.   Continue reading “Gov. Ivey and Mayor Battle announce Facebook will build $750M data center in Huntsville, Alabama”

This story featuring Sheffield’s Tonya Cohen is all you need to know about Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center

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Tonya Cohen teaches dance and lives an active lifestyle. Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center made all the difference in her partial knee-replacement surgery. Photo submitted.

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What is Birmingham Innovation Week? Get plugged into our city’s tech and startup ecosystem with 15 heavy-hitting events, July 9 to 13

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Birmingham is a city with a lot of passion, momentum and resources behind tech, startups and workforce development. But how do you get plugged in? Come to Birmingham Innovation Week, July 9 to 13, 2018. Register for events and sign up for updates today. Read on to learn about three major events, imerge 2018, Sloss Tech and Birmingham’s Smart Cities Initiative, PLUS this year’s lead organizer, Innovate Birmingham.

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8 World Cup predictions from local soccer experts, including the Birmingham Legion

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In just a few hours, the productivity of the entire world is about to decrease for an entire month. It is not because of war, famine or a breakdown in the global economic system.  Today, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals in Russia begins.

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