Positioned between the entrance to the hiking trails of Moss Rock Preserve and the quiet streets of The Preserve community is a restaurant duo that draws customers not only from its Hoover neighborhood, but also throughout Birmingham and beyond. Read more

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Photo courtesy of David and Arianna Shirk.

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



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. Read more


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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

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. Read more

50th Anniversary


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. Read more

50th Anniversary


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. Read more



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. Read more


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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. Read more



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. Read more


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. Read more


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 Read more


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. Read more



Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

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



Photo by Frank Couch.

Couple open jazz supper club in former Piccadilly Restaurant. Read more

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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. Read more


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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. Read more



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. Read more

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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. Read more


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

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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. Read more


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