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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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26 New jobs in Birmingham from companies like Brik Realty, Pack Health and AT&T

Fall in Birmingham is full of beautiful leaves, scenery, and great jobs. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

It’s time for your weekly roundup of jobs hiring in Birmingham! Check out the list below for 26 new jobs in the Magic City; I’m sure there’s one that is perfect for you.

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Bonfire fare: Birmingham foodies’ recipes for a festive Fall

Kathy d'Agostino of Chocolatá hard at work. She offered a marshmallow recipe for our feature on bonfire fare to make your Fall more festive.
Kathy d’Agostino hard at work in her 2nd Avenue North shop, Chocolatá. Photo by Sharron Swain for Bham Now.

Now that the leaves have changed and the evenings are chilly, it’s time for Fall bonfires. I reached out to four of Birmingham’s many foodies to ask them for recipes for bonfire fare that’ll make your Fall more festive.

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Cricket in Birmingham? We discovered the world’s 3rd most popular sport at East Lake Park

Cricket in Birmingham. Photo from the Birmingham Thunder Facebook page

Here is a trivia question. Name the 3 most popular sports on earth.  Everyone knows soccer is the world’s most favored sport. Second place? Basketball.  Now, here is the tricky one. Number 3 is…. Cricket (sorry American football is #12).

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Starting a business in Alabama: 4 lessons from Go Play Therapy and Amazing Fruit Products-US of Fort Payne

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Silvia Hernandez (front row, center) with Go Play Therapy team members. Photo submitted

The Alabama entrepreneurs behind Go Play Therapy and Amazing Fruit Products-US, both slated to speak at the Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition Finale in Fort Payne on Wednesday, November 14, share their startup insights with Bham Now.

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11 Birmingham restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day 2018, including a FREE meal at Five

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Toast to the holidays at Texas de Brazil in Birmingham. Photo via Texas de Brazil

Thanksgiving Day 2018 lands on Thurs., Nov. 22. This year, save the after-dinner cleanup and break bread at these 10 restaurants that will be opening and serving delicious meals on Thanksgiving Day.

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Buy Thanksgiving dinner pre-made this year — Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone

You can find this Thanksgiving spread at one of your local Whole Foods stores! Photo via Whole Foods

Have you ever taken a store-bought pie, transferred it into one of your favorite pie dishes, and warmed it up in the oven before proudly presenting it to your guests as a homemade pie? It’s okay, we won’t tell anyone. Especially if you plan to do that for your entire Thanksgiving dinner. In which case, you’ve come to the right place. 

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Scenes from one of Birmingham’s most treasured events, the 71st annual National Veterans Day

Lyman Ward Military Academy students marching at the 2018 Veterans Day Parade in Birmingham. Photo by Jon Eastwood

Despite a day that saw between 2-4 inches of rainfall in Birmingham, as promised, National Veterans Day President Mark Ryan kept his word when he said, “The parade does not get cancelled.”

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