Verna Gates lives, breathes and loves all things Birmingham.
Yes, the Magic City has exciting businesses and start-ups, and we’re definitely the new “foodie” capital of the south. But, did you know that Birmingham has many beautiful and easily accessible green spaces and parks? The leaves are changing, there’s a nip in the air, so get outside!
Continue reading “#BringAtoB Birmingham green spaces are abundant and close!”
Today, students from Hemphill Elementary School in Birmingham participated in a “walking school bus” in celebration of National Walk to School Day.
Your voices have been heard, Birmingham. You voted for change and received it. There are new faces on the city council, the school board and in the mayor’s office.
UPDATE: Randall Woodfin has been declared the winner of Birmingham’s mayoral race, beating incumbent William Bell. Please stay tuned for updates.
PREVIOUSLY: Birmingham divided by mayoral runoff, but is it enough to increase voter turnout?
If defeating Republican nominee Roy Moore is your thing, join former VP Joe Biden and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones on Tuesday, October 3 for a rally at the BJCC.
This morning, TechBirmingham‘s Board of Directors announced they have selected Deon Gordon as their next President.
Birmingham’s mascot will once more moon the audience (and artists) at the park’s annual concert series. Continue reading “Heads up: Vulcan Aftertunes starts Oct.1!”
“Taking a knee is not without precedent Mr. President,” tweeted Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, along with a photo of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
While history is busy repeating itself these days, how long has kneeling been a symbol of civil rights?
UAB and Innovation Depot have caught the federal government’s eye in the best way! On September 22, UAB revealed that the US Department of Commerce awarded the university nearly half a million dollars. Innovation Depot and UAB represent 2 of 42 organizations across 28 states that received funding. Continue reading “Cash injection: UAB and Innovation Depot among RIS 2017 grant winners, for a total of half a million dollars!”
GeekWire, a fast growing national technology news site is reporting that Textio a Seattle-based human resources tech company has identified Birmingham as “an underdog to keep an eye on” in Amazon’s effort to locate their 2nd headquarters.
On Tuesday, Birmingham voters head to the polls in a city-wide election runoff. Mayor, city council and school board seats are up for grabs.
Incumbent William Bell and former Birmingham School Board President Randall Woodfin will face each other in the race for Birmingham’s next mayor.
UPDATE: Roy Moore, the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, beat out Senator Luther Strange, in Alabama’s special primary runoff on Tuesday.
According to WIAT, Moore maintained an early lead, and the Associated Press called the race around 8:40 PM.
Money Raised through ‘Antiques at The Gardens’ Provides Educational Opportunities for Children
It’s that time again, time for one of the most exciting events held in the Birmingham area every year, ‘Antiques at The Gardens’ at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. This annual event Oct. 5-7 is the largest annual fundraiser for Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Continue reading “Get Style Tips from New York Designer Amanda Nisbet at Antiques at The Gardens Red Diamond Lecture Series Oct.6”
Tonight, the Alabama Theatre announced that it is one of 25 finalists across the U.S. vying for grant money in the Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign.