Home Depot Foundation project for Ben Abercrombie

Courtesy of Andrea Agsalud.

Ben Abercrombie is recovering from a paralyzing spinal cord injury at his family's home in Hoover. more

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Photos by Sydney Cromwell.

MJ Dobbins’ favorite subject to paint is also the most difficult: faces. more



Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

For Vietnam vets with Agent Orange syndrome, combat’s effects continue decades later. more


Over the Edge

Courtesy of the Tanner Foundation

The Tanner Foundation supports patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) and Parkinson's disease. more

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Hoover child to participate in new fundraising marathon. more



Photos by Sydney Cromwell.

Bud’s Best expands capacity in Hoover-based bakery. more

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Photos courtesy of Bluff Park Sugar.

Bluff Park high school students open their own candy company. more



Sydney Cromwell

The BWWB brought several members of its staff to address questions in the general meeting and one-on-one afterward. more



Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Signs of Frank Spain’s philanthropy can be seen around Birmingham, from UAB’s Spain Rehabilitation Center to Spain Park High School. more

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Photo courtesy of Homewood Public Library.

Authors and illustrators of children’s books, whether published or still aspiring to be, are invited to attend the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators regional chapter’s annual conference this month. more


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Photo courtesy of Jay Ernst.

Jay Ernst was cut off from many of the things he loved in life in 2017 as his kidney function declined. more


Maggie Ballard

Courtesy of Maggie Ballard

One of her most recent projects was “Get Out,” a thriller where Ballard worked as second assistant director. “Get Out” is nominated for four Academy Awards – Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor. more

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Photo courtesy of Ashley McGuire.

Not many teenagers can say they’ve trotted the globe while still in high school. But Ashley McGuire has stamps from 23 countries in her passport — and counting. more



Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Hoover schools launch anti-bullying initiative to coincide with Pink Shirt Day, Be Kind Week. more



Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

When Hoover High students find out that math teachers John and Debbie Henley are married, sometimes they have questions. more

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Ashley Huffstutler Balloons

Sarah Finnegan

The surprise happened Saturday morning, the day after Huffstutler's final cancer treatment. more

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Bob Finley

Painting by Daniel Moore

Nominations are open through Feb. 1. more


Nia Mya Reese gained national attention with her first book, “How to Deal with and Care for Your Annoying Little Brother.” more

Elementary/Intermediate Schools

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Courtesy of Altera Development

This will be the second Hoover location of the family-owned market and cafe. more


Cici's Riverchase

Courtesy of Cici's Pizza Buffet

The Riverchase location of the pizza buffet chain Cicis opened Nov. 30. more

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May 2018