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Photo courtesy of Forstall Art Center.

Andy Forstall, owner of Forstall Art Center, said even though the business has been open for a little under 30 years, it’s moved around quite a bit. Read more

Central City

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Photo courtesy of Thrive Clay Studio.

Having a space to dedicate time and energy to creativity has always been important to longtime Birmingham resident Lana Hobbs. Read more

Southside

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Photo by Alyx Chandler.

Christina Zink and Patricia Douglas said the idea for Tuesday Art Break started when they realized the branch didn’t offer anything specific for kids on Tuesday afternoons. Read more

East Lake

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Photo by Alyx Chandler.

The representation of LGBTQ people in archives is slim, especially in the South, and often lost and overlooked, Invisible Histories Project founders Maigen Sullivan and Joshua Burford said. Read more

Happenings

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Photo courtesy of the YWCA.

One in three women in Alabama have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Read more

Faces

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Photo by Lexi Coon.

Executive Chef Adam Grusin describes Mile End Birmingham as a “Canadian-style Jewish delicatessen,” modeled after delis found in Montreal’s famous Mile End neighborhood. Read more

Sips & Bites

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Photo by Alyx Chandler.

Robinson, along with a few other LJCC staff members and volunteers, works as a coach for the children. Read more

Avondale

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Photo courtesy of Birmingham Pedal Tours.

After watching the party tours grow over the last year, he said they’re excited to be able to offer even more for travelers and locals: historic tours. Read more

Lakeview

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Photo by Alyx Chandler.

In honor of Valentine’s Day this year, ArtPlay is hosting a special one-night adult class. Read more

Southside

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Photo by Lexi Coon.

Paper Doll Bar, a family-owned craft cocktail bar located where Tavern on 1st used to be, celebrated its opening weekend Dec. 14-15 after being closed a month for renovations. Read more

Sips & Bites

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

With Ghost Train being only a couple of years old, just like Hot Tag, Marshall said they were a good fit together since “both of them are kind of still babies on the scene.” Read more

Sips & Bites

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Photo by Kamp Fender.

Williams is flexible with the services he provides and can also simply help move or clean. Read more

Business

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Photo courtesy of Team Better Block.

Team Better Block operates by installing a temporary setup of what improvements would look like on a single block. Read more

Faces

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Photo courtesy of Bourbonham

Bourbonham will kick off 2019 on Jan. 20, from 2-6 p.m. at the Haven, located at 2515 6th Avenue South. Read more

Southside

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Photo courtesy of Yolaine Joseph

Three years ago, when Ramsay High School teacher Yolaine Joseph began to sell some of her all-natural skin care products, Five Point’s Golden Temple Health Foods and Cafe got on board. Read more

Five Points South

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Photo courtesy of Eve Parker

On the first Saturday of each month, the Avondale branch of the Birmingham Public Library hosts Ukulele 101. Read more

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Photo by Alyx Chandler

When The Arc of Central Alabama moved its day programs into a new campus on Crestwood Boulevard about four years ago, Vice President of Development Mary Frances Colley said, the building included a huge residential kitchen. Read more

Faces

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Photos by Kamp Fender

Twenty-year Birmingham resident Debra Riffe keeps a 10-foot-long burlap bag at her home with her, as a reminder of who her great-grandfather was and how picking cotton affected his life and the lives of those around him. Read more

Faces

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Photos by Lexi Coon

When longtime bartender and cocktail competitor Laura Newman moved to Birmingham a year and a half ago, she had no idea she was about to make history. Read more

Sips & Bites

It takes a certain kind of art to draw drivers’ eyes off their next turn and onto a particular sign or storefront. Read more

Faces