Photo courtesy of Laura Powell.

Witches will take flight in Bluff Park this month in a candy- and costume-filled fundraiser for United Ability. Laura Powell and Katie Dixon are organizing the second annual Bluff Park Witches Ride for Sunday, Oct. 20. Read more



Photo courtesy of Tucker Hendrix.

Though Tucker and Tanner Hendrix are literally on the sidelines this fall cheering for the University of Alabama and Auburn University, respectively, they say the rivalry never goes beyond good-natured teasing. Read more



Photo courtesy of Katy Anderson.

From first aid to kayaking, the members of Scout Troop 86 Green tried nearly everything that Camp Comer had to offer in their first summer at camp. Read more


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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

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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Photo by Erin Nelson

A 1.6-mile trail between the Inverness Nature Park and Valleydale Road will get under construction sometime this fall in a joint project between Shelby County and the city of Hoover. Read more



Photo by Erin Nelson.

Danielle Portera’s senior art show at Samford University focused on beauty. In her younger sister Dominique, the lifelong Hoover resident found the perfect subject. Read more



Photo by Lexi Coon.

For the second year in a row, a group of locals will rappel down the side of the Offices at 3000 Riverchase, at Riverchase Galleria, to raise money for the Tanner Foundation. Read more


“I’m just very excited to learn and be part of such an amazing group of humans that were selected,” Bradley said. Read more

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The voluntary agreement states that the cities will not give incentives or otherwise try to lure businesses from their neighbors. Read more



Photo by Lexi Coon.

Fourteen-year-old Zoe Schaeffer was looking for ways to give back when she found out that Roverchase, the dog daycare and training facility her family uses, was getting ready to train a litter of service dogs. Read more



Photos courtesy of RLT Jewelry.

Amber and Madelyn Lewis didn’t have plans to create a business when they picked up bracelet beads at a craft store. Read more



Photo by Kamp Fender.

In February, Hoover Helps took a big step forward with the establishment of the Neighborhood Bridges program. Read more


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Text alerts, with targeted alerts for your zip code, are also available from ALDOT by texting “5920BRIDGE” to 888777. Read more


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Courtesy of Greg Bishop

Neighborhood Bridges is a technology-based system to connect local donors with families in need of clothes, food or household goods. Read more



Photos by Sydney Cromwell

At his gym, Oliveira and his coaches teach Brazilian jiu-jitsu, judo and Muay Thai kickboxing. Read more


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Photo courtesy of Shehzan Maredia

The student-led CleanHoover Initiative, which organizes environmental cleanup and awareness events, is joining more schools and local organizations to keep Hoover litter-free. Read more

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This year’s pickup of live Christmas trees will look a little different after the holidays. Read more



Photo by Erica Techo.

The Freedom from Addiction Coalition, started by the mayors of Hoover, Homewood, Mountain Brook and Vestavia Hills, will hold its third community breakfast in Hoover this month. Read more



Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Maredia and Lother started the CleanHoover Initiative in December to clean up some of the city’s parks and talk with businesses about reducing their environmental impact. Read more

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

The Hoover Vet Center, at 400 Emery Drive, offers a number of programs for veterans of any age to help them successfully participate in everyday life. Read more


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