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A community not forgotten

During a community meeting held at the New Merkle Community Center, City Manager Jeff Downes and city employees discussed development plans underway for Cahaba Heights. more »

Sep 15, 2014 News

Vestavia Hills hosts Patriot Day Ceremony

This morning, the communities of Vestavia Hills, Mountain Brook and Homewood gathered together for a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony and Patriot's Day Celebration at the Vestavia City Center. more »

Sep 11, 2014 News

Rebels travel to Hewitt-Trussville for Class 7A, Region 3 contest

The Vestavia Rebels try to get career win No. 310 for coach Buddy Anderson when they travel to Hewitt-Trussville for a Class 7A, Region 3 contest. more »

Sep 10, 2014 News

Sunel Merchant shares personal account of 9/11

It is hard to imagine, even 13 years later, that Sunel Merchant can revisit his experience on the 49th floor of World Trade Center One in such vivid detail while maintaining his composure. more »

Sep 9, 2014 News

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New library parking lot construction moving forward

During Monday's meeting, the City Council approved a resolution concerning site testing for a new parking lot adjacent to Library in the Forest. more »

Sep 8, 2014 News

Vestavia schools raise money through ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

View a photo slideshow of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge held at VHHS. more »

Sep 2, 2014 Schools

Council moves forward with Patchwork Farms development

During Monday night's meeting, the City Council took several steps forward in the development of Patchwork Farms. more »

Aug 25, 2014 News

David Howard of Vestavia City Schools and Brad Blount, a 2009 VHHS graduate, talk about drug addiction during the Aug. 18 “Help the Hills” town hall meeting.

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“Help the Hills” spotlights drug and alcohol addiction

Drug addiction could happen right in your own home. That was the message of the first “Help the Hills” town hall meeting, hosted by Leadership Vestavia Hills on Monday, Aug. 18. more »

Aug 19, 2014 News (2 Comments)

Jack Norris stands in front of a Cahaba Heights sign. The area around the sign was recently cleaned.

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A passion for change

When Jack Norris saw children walking to school down Dolly Ridge Road in Cahaba Heights, he was immediately concerned for their safety. more »

Aug 25, 2014 People (1 Comments)

With dual citizenship in France and the U.S., VHHS senior Gianna Blaudeau said she’s got a lot of experience coping with the reality of not fitting in.

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VHHS senior takes on anti-bullying as platform

Fresh off of her Top 15 win in the national Miss High School America pageant, Vestavia Hills High School senior Gianna Blaudeau is wasting no time in turning what was her pageant platform — anti-bullying — into a multipronged advocacy program. more »

Aug 25, 2014 People

Fall consignment sale roundup

This Friday and Saturday, shop the Market on the Mountain consignment sale. Before you go, read our handy reference guide. more »

Aug 25, 2014 People

Bam Sports Grill’s Chicken Finger Basket comes with crisp fried chicken strips served with fries and country gravy.

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BAM Sports Grill becomes Saturday football destination

When one hears the word “bam,” a number of things may come to mind. Sean Berry thinks of listening to football announcers in the South. more »

Aug 25, 2014 Restaurants

Brian Burns directs a fitness exercise at his studio, Cahaba Fitness, located behind Satterfield’s in Cahaba Heights.

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Cahaba Fitness

Step inside Cahaba Fitness, and there is no confusion on where to go or what to do. A far cry from a labyrinth of machines and rooms, it is clear this gym is focused on one thing: you. more »

Aug 25, 2014 Business Spotlights

Fire department to host Patriot Day Ceremony

The cities of Vestavia Hills, Mountain Brook, and Homewood are joining together to host a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the Vestavia City Center. more »

Aug 25, 2014 News

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