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Jacob Pugh, a Hoover resident and recent graduate of John Carroll Catholic High School, was awarded a $5,000 scholarship by The Greater Birmingham ACE (Architecture, Construction, Engineering) Mentor Program at its annual scholarship banquet. Read more

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The event raised more than $38,000 for the Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation. Read more

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American Legion rifle raffle 2019

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The raffle raised more than $3,300 to help support veterans in need. Read more

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Ron Bradstreet July 2019

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Bradstreet will provide leadership for the 170 chapters and almost 20,000 members of the American Legion throughout Alabama. Read more

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Many people take mission trips to foreign countries, but not a lot of people give up their jobs and the comforts of home for 11 months to travel around the world, ministering to people in need. Read more

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Presbyterian Home for Children Director of Development Jonathan Ahern jokes that he has many offices: at the organization’s campus in Talladega, at his home and in his truck. His newest office is located in Hoover. Read more

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Auchmuty has previously written two other books and a pamphlet. His latest work details stories — some of them funny, some of them heartbreaking — about his time leading funeral services. Read more

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Robert Abernathy, a teacher at Simmons Middle School, has had a busy summer. The singer-songwriter has spent his time out of the classroom finishing up a new album, which will come out Aug. 2. Read more

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Hoover’s Jaqueline Mateo recently participated in the 21st annual Alabama Governor’s Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) on the campus of Troy University. Read more

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Camp Seale Harris, a nonprofit camping program empowering children and teens with diabetes, has been awarded a $10,000 donation from Whitehaven Insurance Services through the 2019 Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Awards. Read more

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The Magic City Theatre On Ice skating team defended their 2018 National title in the open division and won silver in the intermediate division during the National Theatre on Ice Competition at the end of June. Read more

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Hoover teen James DeLano was named The Oley Foundation Child of the Year on June 22 at their national conference in Chicago. He was also recognized for being nominated for their Innovator/Advocator Award and their Celebration of Life Award. Read more

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The season also includes The Kingdom Choir that performed at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and the Dove Award-winning group The Isaacs. Read more

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Two Maids & A Mop, the nation’s leading tech-driven residential cleaning service, recently hosted MaidCon at the Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa. Read more

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Toney Vaughn, a resident of Hoover and member of the Hoover High School Marching Band, has performed with Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps this summer as part of the Drum Corps International Open Class circuit. Read more

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The Red Mountain Yellowhammers old-time string band is scheduled to perform at the Hoover Senior Center’s 2019 All-American Indoor Picnic. Read more

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Bark and Wine

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The Shelby Humane organization is holding its 10th annual Bark and Wine fundraiser at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Mountain Brook on Saturday, July 20. Read more

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SciFi/Fantasy Fest

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The SciFi/Fantasy Fest at the Hoover Public Library and Hoover Senior Center this year will include a concert for the first time — by a steampunk band called Abney Park. Read more

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Free Friday Flicks

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The 2019 Free Friday Flicks summer outdoor movie series continues at Veterans Park continues with three films in July after four movies in June. Read more

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Boots vs. Badges

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The Hoover police and fire departments are teaming up for the 2019 Boots vs. Badges blood drive in July. Read more

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