Tonight, as part of Cahaba Brewing Company’s Goodwill Wednesday, the brewery will be previewing a special batch of “Darter Beer” made specifically for the Southern Environmental Center’s upcoming 7th annual Darter Festival on Sunday, April 15 at Cahaba Brewing Company.
It seems that every month we read about great opportunities being presented to early-stage companies or startups in Alabama. This week three Birmingham companies are finalist in Alabama Launchpad’s competition for $150,000 in Prattville, Thursday at 4PM.
Birmingham won a Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant!
If you look closely, Birmingham is becoming more and more well-known across the globe as a really cool place to live and visit. I have to say, I totally agree! Here’s a look at two awards that have helped put Birmingham even further on the map of cool. Continue reading “Birmingham’s Iron City and Becky Satterfield of Satterfield’s Restaurant win big honors”
This week, the Freshwater Land Trust breaks ground on a restoration project at Roebuck Springs in Don Hawkins Park. The project will improve and restore the home of the Watercress darter, one of the rarest fish on planet earth.
What do Dallas, Memphis, Chattanooga and Louisville have in common with Birmingham? All are stops on the Rise of the Rest bus tour. This May startup businesses in Birmingham will have a chance to pitch their dreams for (and maybe win) seed funding when Rise of the Rest comes to the Magic City. Continue reading “Rise of the Rest bus tour to offer a chance at $100,000 to Birmingham startups”
On Wednesday the Jefferson County House delegation approved a 3% car rental and short-term lease tax to secure funding for a new stadium and upgrades to the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex.
While some see this as a victory, others do not.
In 2014 the Dalai Lama visited Birmingham, Alabama. At that time, Thupten Jinpa, the Dalai Lama’s translator and a renown scholar and author in his own right, did not have an opportunity to experience much of the city during his visit. Last month, nearly four years later, Jinpa returned to the Magic City, this time to network and spread his special message about compassion.
Remember that feeling of flying when we rode our bikes as kids? It’s still possible to feel that sense of freedom. These Bham Instagrammers love their bikes. Check out our weekly Instagram spotlight, maybe we grabbed one of your posts!
ALDOT’s lane closures on Hwy. 31 starts at 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 14.
Birmingham artist with iconic works throughout the city
Does Birmingham have an art scene? I met a talented and very successful local artist who has been creating art here for many years. Brad Morton’s work exemplifies Birmingham’s industrial past, yet is organic and full of movement and life.
You might have seen Brad Morton’s sculptures around the city or even around the country. Meet the man who makes giant metal birds soar through the air.
Yesterday, Marcus Fetch, the Birmingham artist of the murals that were mysteriously defaced in January, released photos of the newly restored murals on his Facebook page.
Last week, at the conclusion of a two day tour of Birmingham, Christopher Coes, Vice President at Smart Growth America and a leading expert on transportation and walkable communities declared that Birmingham can be one of the most walkable cites in the South.
Yes, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin tweeted to Delta Air Lines this week and somehow made national headlines.
Now, let’s get fired up about some other current, civic-related news, like bike lanes for everyone and technical classes for high schoolers.
The Greater Birmingham Humane Society is seeking a new home. Where will it be?