Stargazing in Birmingham isn’t just for the dreamers with a spotlight on the Christenberry Planetarium
Birmingham companies help those affected by Hurricane Michael, including Bresco and Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc. Plus, find out where you can donate.
There are less than two weeks left before the Fifth Annual The Vulcans Community Awards! Learn why you should go and all about the nominees: just a few examples of the magic behind the ‘Magic City.’
13 trunk or treats in Birmingham this October, plus 4 extra Halloween events, including Boo at the Zoo
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Birmingham companies help those affected by Hurricane Michael, including Bresco and Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc. Plus, find out where you can donate.

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Help from the American Red Cross provides smiles to those affected by Hurricane Michael. Photo via American Red Cross

It’s been a little over a week since Hurricane Michael—a Category 4 storm—ravaged the Florida Panhandle. Here’s a look at how companies and individuals across Birmingham are helping those affected by the storm and how you can too.

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There are less than two weeks left before the Fifth Annual The Vulcans Community Awards! Learn why you should go and all about the nominees: just a few examples of the magic behind the ‘Magic City.’

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A shot from the Vulcans Community Awards last year. Photo via Vulcan Park Foundation

We’ve been talking about The Vulcans Community Awards all summer, and now they are upon us. In less than 2 weeks, Vulcan Park Foundation will host their annual awards night to celebrate 13 individuals in the Birmingham Area. Here’s why you should be there.

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Steve Vai to rock with Alabama Symphony Orchestra at Sound Edge Festival 2018. Get tickets for 3 unique performances Oct. 30-Nov. 2.

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Steve Vai. Photo submitted

Gripping tangos, modern soundscapes, a new composition by Alabama native Martin Kennedy—and Steve Vai? One of the great guitarists of all time? You bet. Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s annual Sound Edge Festival expands the definition of a night at the symphony to our surprise and delight. Grab your tickets for three evenings of music at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center in Birmingham, Oct. 30, Nov. 1 and Nov. 2.

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Birmingham’s 5 most impactful re-developments according to former Auburn Design Studio Director Cheryl Morgan

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Perhaps no one in Birmingham has had a better front row seat to witness the Magic City’s renaissance, both downtown and in the surrounding areas, than Urban Land Institute Alabama member and former longtime director of the Auburn Urban Design Studio, Cheryl Morgan.

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Job hunt got you down? This list of 26 new jobs at companies like Southern Research, AT&T and Somerby in Birmingham will lift your spirits!

Don’t let the sun go down on these great jobs in the Magic City! Photo submitted

It’s time for your weekly roundup of jobs hiring in Birmingham! Check out the list below for 26 new jobs in the Magic City; I’m sure there’s one that is perfect for you.

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Celebrating Hispanic heritage with Barby and Luis Toro of Wasabi Juan’s, part 2

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Barby and Luis Toro at Wasabi Juan’s in Avondale. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

Last week in part 1, Barby Toro shared her story of emigration from Cuba. Now, in part 2, Luis Toro tells us about his Colombian heritage. And it all leads to Wasabi Juan’s, home of the sushi burrito, in Birmingham.

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The Birmingham Originals brought the heat this past weekend with Breakin’ Bread

Bellinis Ristorante & Bar won first place at the event for their Pumpkin Bolognese. Photo by Lauren Bedford

On Sunday, October 14th, the 17th annual Breakin’ Bread came together to celebrate this region’s food and local cuisine. Hosted at its original location of Pepper Place, quite the crowd came out to support all the Birmingham foodies as well as the makers.

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Don’t miss the Birmingham Fall City-wide Cleanup and Jefferson County household hazardous waste day

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Birmingham Clean-up volunteers. Photo from Hands ON Birmingham

Earlier this week, Bham Now  featured a story about illegal garbage dumps and rampant problems with litter within our communities in Alabama. On Saturday, October 20, between 8am to 1:00pm, you have a chance in Birmingham to combat these problems by participating in the Fall City-wide Cleanup.

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It’s never too early—Plan for the perfect holiday gifts with Four Corners Gallery

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Karen Clanton and Carla Hamilton of Four Corners Gallery work on framing a large art piece for a customer. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

You know that photo that your mom loves? It may be time to get it off your phone and into a frame; and there’s no better time to do that than the holiday season. Did you know that you can have a hands-on experience with a seasoned team of framing professionals right here in Birmingham?

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Suzanne Humphries of Suzanne Humphries Design on how the coworking environment at Forge revitalized her business, plus don’t miss Your Big Idea at Forge on October 16

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Suzanne Humphries of Suzanne Humphries Design, a Birmingham-based Interior Design firm that operates out of Forge Coworking space. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now
Suzanne Humphries of Suzanne Humphries Design, a Birmingham-based Interior Design firm that operates out of Forge Coworking space. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Suzanne Humphries recently made the move back to Birmingham after a few design stints in Atlanta and New York, just to name a few. She and her husband, a successful chef, both grew up in North Alabama and heeded the call of Magic City, where they are now pursuing personal projects.

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13 trunk or treats in Birmingham this October, plus 4 extra Halloween events, including Boo at the Zoo

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The whole family can enjoy Boo at the Zoo at the Birmingham Zoo. Photo via Birmingham Zoo

Spooky costumes, oodles of candy and Halloween fun await you this month in Birmingham. Here are 13 trunk or treats to check out, plus a few extra Halloween events you won’t want to miss!

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Stargazing in Birmingham isn’t just for the dreamers with a spotlight on the Christenberry Planetarium

The Christenberry Planetarium at Samford University located across from Reid Chapel offers a consistent and unique opportunity to learn about the skies on Thursday nights. Photo provided by David Weigel

As the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer, some may start to wonder about all the space above us. Unknown to many, Birmingham offers the community multiple ways to observe the galaxies.

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10 Jewish Influencers in Birmingham, including one who (sometimes) dresses like a unicorn

Sara Metzger sometimes dresses like a unicorn.  Photo by Susan Shane-Linder

The Jewish community has played an important role in shaping Birmingham. Because I grew up here with a Jewish Dad and a Christian Mom, I’ve always loved hearing these stories about Jewish influencers.

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