Bradford Billingsley stands with the design he created for Birmingham Fashion Week. The dress is made out of screen, paper flowers he cut and rice embellishment, which he spray painted.

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Billingsley to compete on Project Runway: Threads

Eighth-grade Pizitz Middle School student Bradford Billingsley will be featured on the premier episode Project Runway: Threads on Lifetime on Thursday, Oct. 23. more »

Sep 30, 2014 News

Pictured are Auburn University President Jay Gogue, Miss Homecoming Francie Harris, Gov. Robert Bentley, and Harris' father, Wayne.

Photo courtesy of Auburn University.

Vestavia’s Francie Harris wins Miss Auburn Homecoming 2014

Auburn University senior and Vestavia Hills High School graduate Francie Harris recently won Miss Homecoming 2014. She was awarded the honor during the Auburn University homecoming game on Sept. 27. more »

Sep 29, 2014 News

Council discusses Zaxby's in Cahaba Heights, demolition of Great Rock Road property

During Monday night's meeting, the City Council approved resolutions concerning several local properties. more »

Sep 22, 2014 News (3 Comments)

Annual National Night Out to focus on drug awareness

On Oct. 7, the community is invited to the Vestavia Hills Police and Fire Departments’ National Night Out. The event will run from 5:30-8 p.m. at Shades Mountain Baptist Church. more »

Sep 23, 2014 News

Dr. Nicol Pettway was a full-time emergency physician for 15 years before opening her urgent care practice in Vestavia Hills.

Photo by Katie Turpen.

Summit Express Urgent Care

While driving down U.S. 31 one day, Dr. Nicol Pettway glanced up at the Vestridge Commons shopping center. She immediately envisioned a spot for her medical practice. more »

Sep 23, 2014 Business Spotlights

Local Boy Scouts trek through New Mexico wilderness

A crew of teenage Scouts and their leaders went on a life-changing summer trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, N.M. more »

Sep 23, 2014 People

(above) The Pita Stop in Cahaba Heights features a variety of cuisines including the chicken lunch plate served with pita brad, hummus dip, fresh fruit and a house salad.

Photo by Katie Turpen.

The Pita Stop

For some people, cooking memorable dishes comes natural. Local restaurant owner Nadim Shunnarah has been crafting the art of Mediterranean cuisine for 38 years and counting. more »

Sep 23, 2014 Restaurants

Cast members participate in a rehearsal for the VHHS fall play, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

Photo by Alan Gardner.

A tale of star-crossed lovers

Since becoming the VHHS theater director, Alan Gardner has been known to direct performances with a mix of classic and modern flair. more »

Sep 23, 2014 People

In March, Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church hosted a Fat Tuesday Celebration, complete with Dixieland Jazz and a pancake supper.

Photo courtesy of Denise Williams.

Giving with a grateful heart

Local church hosts a series of events for the Imagine No Malaria campaign. more »

Sep 23, 2014 People

Talia Pepke’s latest role was Deirdre McDavey in I Hate Hamlet, which was directed by her high school director Roy Hudson.

Photo by Steven Ross.

Balancing act

Talia Pepke didn’t choose theatre — she was tricked into it. more »

Sep 23, 2014 People

Sol Azteca was one of 26 restaurants that participated in last year’s Viva Vestavia.

Photo by Katie Turpen.

Viva Vestavia XII

The 12th annual Viva Vestavia will take at Hollywood Pools on Oct. 30. more »

Sep 23, 2014 News

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