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Photo by Alyx Chandler.

As of 2019, Alabama is one of only 26 states in the U.S. that has a human milk bank, with its headquarters located in Birmingham. Read more


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Photo courtesy of NCWIT.

This summer in Birmingham, the National Center for Women & Information Technology officially launched its new nationwide campaign and multi faceted initiative for a program for digital skills education and technology awareness. Read more


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Photo by Alyx Chandler.

Bethanne Hill is known for creating paintings and illustrations for everything from large canvas commissions to book and CD covers to event posters. Her work hangs in various galleries across the Southeast. Read more


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Photo by Alyx Chandler.

This summer, Cantina Tortilla Grill, a Mexican restaurant formerly housed at Pepper Place, is prepping for its move to the Avondale area this fall. Read more


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Photo courtesy of Virginia Jones Photography.

STAIR is a childhood literacy organization with the mission to improve skills of second graders who are reading below grade level in Birmingham City Schools. This August, the Avondale nonprofit is encouraging new weekly volunteers. Read more


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Photo courtesy of Scott Gordan.

As the comedy scene continues to grow and attract out-of-towners, Birmingham Festival Theatre and Goulash Comedy have teamed up to bring locals a new set of shows called “Comedy at The Theatre.” Read more

Five Points South

Porch Parties

Courtesy of Jonathan Moore

Porch parties are monthly community gatherings that provide entrepreneurs, creatives and makers with the opportunity to connect and share their resources and knowledge to put new business ideas into action. Read more


Dread River Distillery

Courtesy of Dread River Distillery

Family friends and co-founders John Cubelic and Jeffery Dugas want Birmingham’s new distillery, Dread River Distilling Co., to carve out an unforgettable and original experience for locals looking for something new. Read more


Jillian Jolly

Courtesy of Daniel Roth

“Yale was not even in the question, but something just kept getting to me, and I was like, ‘I’ve got to try it,’” Jolly, a Ramsay High School graduate, said. Read more

Five Points South

Now that longtime skateboarder Peter Karvonen is older, he’s no longer skating to compete or prove his skills to anyone. Read more



Photo courtesy of Courtnee Davis.

Akinlosotu and Bradley said the store lends itself to modern culture. Read more



Photo courtesy of Gasp.

Gasp Executive Director Michael Hansen said the air quality watch group and community nonprofit, located at 2320 Highland Ave. S., is celebrating 10 years of serving people in the Birmingham community. Read more

Highland Park


Photo courtesy of Creative Mornings Birmingham.

CreativeMornings, which first began in 2008 in New York City, is a free breakfast talk series where creative professionals gather to enjoy coffee and breakfast... Read more

Central City


Photo by Alyx Chandler

East Lake nonprofit launches program for kids transitioning to adulthood. Read more



Photo by Alyx Chandler

Local artist Becky Denny creates one-of-a-kind mixed-media memories. Read more



Photo by Alyx Chandler

In April, the Pepper Place Market area added the FarmStand specialty grocery store as its newest tenant. Read more

Sips & Bites

Shellie Layne motivates women to rebuild their lives stronger and together. Read more



Photo courtesy of Birmingham Museum of Art.

Each year, BMA Manager of Public Programs Lana Beardslee said, the museum hosts Latinx Heritage Festival. Read more

Central City


Photo by Alyx Chandler.

Lately, the Crestwood community has seen a lot of the Free Art Fairy. Read more


Even though there are people hitting balls with bats on Sunday afternoons at East Lake Park, the sport isn’t baseball — it’s cricket. Read more

East Lake