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Photo courtesy of David and Arianna Shirk.

Doctor’s mission to serve takes family to Africa. more

May 23, 2017 8:42 PM People

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

The program, “Re-Entry,” will be presented by Extended Family from 3 to 5 p.m. and is designed to help people know how to respond to those leaving the prison environment, said Ben Padgett, event organizer. more

May 23, 2017 7:55 PM People

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At 79, Fran Hoggle has seen a lot, including the dramatic expansion of the area known today as Hoover, where she’s made her home for nearly 50 years. more

Apr 17, 2017 3:41 PM 50th Anniversary

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

He didn’t know it then, of course, but Clark Underbakke heard the call of the Hoover City Schools system at a very young age — a call that would become his vocation. more

Apr 17, 2017 3:40 PM 50th Anniversary

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Photo courtesy of Sav-A-Life.

A crowd of about 500 is expected for the annual Sav-A-Life Banquet for Life on April 27 at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover. more

Mar 31, 2017 6:55 PM People

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Photo courtesy of Scott Estes.

Scheduled for the third Saturday of the month, April through November, the free walks are 8-10 a.m. and available to garden members only. more

Mar 31, 2017 6:54 PM People

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Photo courtesy of Kings Home Shelby Auxiliary.

More than 30 different original and elaborate arrangements will be the focal points for this year’s Tablescapes luncheon, sponsored by the Kings Home Shelby Auxiliary, formerly the Hannah Home Shelby Auxiliary. more

Mar 31, 2017 6:10 PM People

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Photo courtesy of the Aspire Movement.

Believing that being a church pastor was his destiny, Jason Williams was pursuing a Master of Divinity degree from Birmingham Theological Seminary when he took a part-time job in an inner-city ministry. more

Jan 30, 2017 7:50 PM News

The Boot at the Grove

Courtesy of Mike McCowan

Fans of the Boot at the Preserve will have a new destination in early spring when the newest Boot location opens at the Grove. more

Dec 29, 2016 4:42 PM Businesses

Alford Avenue Antiques

Sarah Finnegan

“We have something for everyone including many unique items and some things found in antique stores — though the younger generation isn’t that interested in antiques,” she said. “So we carry vintage and pre-owned pieces that are name brand, including more

Dec 27, 2016 10:26 PM Businesses

Suki Foundation

Erica Techo

Sarah Katherine ”Suki” Bateh was born Sept. 24, 2009, and lived a healthy and typical first six months. But in time, her physical therapist mother, Marie Bateh, said she started seeing “red flags” that caused concern about her daughter’s development. more

Dec 27, 2016 10:06 PM People

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Your guide to holiday happenings scheduled across the city this month. more

Nov 22, 2016 8:54 PM Celebrations

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Photo by Frank Couch.

Couple open jazz supper club in former Piccadilly Restaurant. more

Jul 28, 2016 3:44 PM Businesses 5 Comments

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Photo by Ron Burkett.

Since they began last year, the ranks of the Hoover City Dad Brigade have swelled to the point that more than 600 volunteers are expected to take part in this year’s cleanup project. more

May 31, 2016 6:23 PM People

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Photo courtesy of David Grissom.

An unchanged look for more than two decades was no laughing matter to Stardome Comedy Club owner Bruce Ayers. So he decided it was time for some major improvements, to the tune of more than $500,000. more

May 26, 2016 8:51 PM Businesses

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Photo by Frank Couch.

Two longtime Ross Bridge residents said they’d felt that one of the few things their community lacked was an eatery providing a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. So they decided to do something about it. more

Apr 28, 2016 9:59 PM Businesses 3 Comments

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Photo by Marienne Thomas Ogle.

​From gear to garb, patrons of Academy Sports + Outdoors will see a marked increase in brands and merchandise by late summer. more

Apr 28, 2016 8:59 PM Businesses

Bamman will replace Derrick Murphy, whose five-year term expires at the end of May. more

Apr 18, 2016 9:52 PM News 2 Comments

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Photo by Janet Taylor.

Bradley Johnson may no longer walk the fairways, but for the last 10 years numerous young players have followed his path, taking part in the golf tournament that bears his name. more

Mar 24, 2016 3:35 PM People

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Photos courtesy of Ainslie McLean.

Ainslie McLean had been an athlete all her life. But after the birth of her second child, she began experiencing severe back and hip pain, the source of which doctors could not pinpoint. more

Mar 24, 2016 3:21 PM Businesses

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