TriAltus Bioscience and AerBetic of Birmingham win $150,000 total at Alabama Launchpad competition
Thanksgiving recipe: Black Bottom Pumpkin Pie with local Match cocoa powder
16 holiday music concerts happening in Birmingham
Stars fall on Alabama and Birmingham with the Leonid meteor shower on November 17 and 18
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Stars fall on Alabama and Birmingham with the Leonid meteor shower on November 17 and 18

Screenshot of the AccuWeather map of visibility for the Leonid meteor show for November 18

Stars fall on Alabama? According to AccuWeather,  Alabama and Birmingham will have “good” visibility to see the last big meteor shower of 2018, the Leonid meteor shower.

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Holiday depression in Birmingham is a real danger. Here’s what you can do.

Gravestone angel praying in a piece on holiday depression in Birmingham. And, a Blue Christmas service.
“Gravestone Angel,” by Transport Pixels, cropped. CC BY-SA 2.0

When life gets hard this time of year, holiday depression is a real danger, particularly in Alabama. If you or someone you love is grieving, addicted, hungry, lonely, or in crisis, the holidays can be downright dismal. The good news is that Birmingham is a big-hearted city, and we have a number of great resources here to help you find your way through the darkness, including two “Blue Christmas” services. 

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Your guide to the best Thanksgiving Weekend 2018 in Birmingham

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Test your skating skills on Birmingham’s only outdoor skating rink. Photo via Railroad Park

Are you ready for Thanksgiving weekend in Birmingham?  You will be with this handy-dandy guide to help you navigate Black Friday, Iron Bowl Saturday and a big relaxation on Sunday. Find out more.

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Thanksgiving recipe: Black Bottom Pumpkin Pie with local Match cocoa powder

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Black Bottom Pumpkin Pie. Photo by Terri Robertson by Bham Now

Pumpkin pie—it’s a Thanksgiving classic. This year, I’m giving mine a local twist and some extra oomph with a dark chocolate layer made with Match single origin cocoa powder, produced locally in Birmingham. 

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Birmingham-Southern College names Daniel Coleman as its 16th President

Birmingham-Southern College names Magic City native Daniel Coleman as their 16th President. Photo from the Birmingham-Southern College Facebook page

Birmingham-Southern College has named Daniel Coleman, a Birmingham resident with more than three decades of experience in finance and strong ties to BSC as its 16th president.

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Market Noel starts TODAY! Check out all the fun we had at the preview event

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The Junior League ladies worked hard to stuff swag bags and the preview night went off without a hitch! Photo via Junior League of Birmingham

Market Noel is the holiday gift event of the season! One step inside the Finley Center at the Hoover Met, and you’ll have a gift for every person on your list, guaranteed. 

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TriAltus Bioscience and AerBetic of Birmingham win $150,000 total at Alabama Launchpad competition

TriAltus Bioscience, AerBetic, Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition winners. Photo via EDPA
From left: Bob Shufflebarger of TriAltus Bioscience, and Eric Housh and Arnar Thors of AerBetic. Photo via EDPA

On Wednesday, six finalists pitched their businesses to judges at the Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition Finale in Fort Payne. The results are in, and two Birmingham companies are the big winners. TriAltus Bioscience won $100,000 in seed funding, while AerBetic took home the $50,000 concept prize. 

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The recap: Birmingham District Brewing Co. grand opening at The Battery in Southside

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Birmingham District Brewing Co. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

Birmingham District Brewing Co. opened its doors to the public on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in The Battery, located at 2201 Second Avenue South. Here’s what you missed. And hey, it’s hump day—so it’s the perfect time to start planning an outing. 

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The Magic of Model Trains returns to McWane Science Center November 17 for its 13th year

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Hours of entertainment for all ages at McWane Science Center’s the Magic of Model Trains exhibit. Photo via McWane Science Center

Back for its 13th consecutive year, the Magic of Model Trains chugs back to McWane Science Center on November 17 to spread holiday cheer and amaze guests of all ages.

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