Attention all education innovators, AT&T Aspire Accelerator is taking applications

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Got a solution to an education challenge we face? If you have an innovative education venture, AT&T wants to know about it…and just maybe they will help you   make that idea become a reality!  With investment money, expenses, mentoring and access to top ed-tech leaders.
AT&T Aspire Accelerator, one of the company’s  philanthropic programs, is accepting applications through January 27 for the program which begins in April 2018.

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Army veteran to open The Preservery, international soul food concept in Pizitz food hall

Dre Foster, executive chef. Via- www.thepreserverybham.com.

In early February, The Preservery Bham will open in REV Birmingham’s Reveal Kitchen space in the Pizitz food hall. The Reveal Kitchen space presents an opportunity for culinary graduates of the REV and Create Birmingham’s CO.STARTERS program a chance to open their dream restaurant before they secure a permanent location in Birmingham.

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Flu situation in the state, particularly Birmingham area is serious

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Flu season is upon us. Via- www.netdoctor.com.

Wednesday evening the Jefferson County Health department and doctors from UAB held a press conference to explain and warn the public that the entire country, and particularly our area is in the middle of a major seasonal flu situation.

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Sharks swam in Alabama’s inland seas; now one is named for Bear Bryant.

Bryant shark tooth Via- McWane Center

Imagine a time when Alabama was at least partially covered by a sea, and huge woolly mammoths and mastodons roamed the land…and a shark now named after legend Paul “Bear”Bryant swam in the waters. Meet Cretalamna bryanti.

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Aloha! Alabama wins National Championship in epic OT comeback

Tua Tagovailoa heir apparent. Via- Sports Illustrated.
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Full disclosure: I’m a Georgia fan, the only one on Bham Now’s staff. I felt certain at half-time that my Georgia Bulldogs would claim this championship title. They looked great, and were taking early command.

But then the Tide turned to it’s future: true freshman quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, and made magic happen. Last night’s  match-up cements Bama’s place in sports history as the undeniable, greatest football dynasty ever. And Alabama has an exciting Hawaiian import. 

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TechBirmingham new board chairman discusses bright 2018 forecast

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Growing a tech eco-system. Via- www.BMmagazine.co.uk

New Board Officers have been named to TechBirmingham for 2018.  TechBirmingham is the city’s  pivotal organization dedicated to strengthening and promoting the technology environment, while supporting existing, and start-up technology companies in the region.

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Last minute tickets for National Championship game can still be found if you’ve got a bucket load of cash

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There are still some tickets available! The College Football National Championship game is tonight at 8:00 pm. The Crimson Tide will meet the Georgia Bulldogs, in an all SEC national championship in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA.

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2nd Annual Birmingham Winter Beer Fest 2018, 60+ breweries, food and music

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Red Mountain Entertainment’s Birmingham Winter Beer Fest is back.  Act fast to get early bird pricing.

It seems hard to remember a time when there wasn’t a plethora of cool craft beers to search out and enjoy. Saturday, Feb. 3, at the BJCC, the hunt for your favorite brew will be even easier. Grab your crew and join us! Continue reading “2nd Annual Birmingham Winter Beer Fest 2018, 60+ breweries, food and music”

Birmingham’s fun places to watch National Championship game

Bama Fans. Via www.thegaurdian.com.

The final match-up is upon us. Monday, Jan. 8, the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs are preparing to take on the No. 4  Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff National Championship. It’s sure to be an exciting night across Birmingham. Here are a few places to watch the big game.

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