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.

Photo by Sydney Cromwell

“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)

Superintendent highlights district priorities at Chamber luncheon

In her keynote speaker address to the Chamber of Commerce, newly appointed Superintendent Sheila Phillips shared a plan for system-wide strategic growth. more »

Aug 12, 2014 News

Council discusses Cahaba Heights development

At Monday's council meeting, City Manager Jeff Downes presented a Cahaba Heights Elementary School roadway project. more »

Aug 11, 2014 News

Meet Superintendent Sheila Phillips

The Board of Education will host a meet and greet with newly appointed Superintendent Sheila Phillips on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. more »

Aug 6, 2014 News

Cute and classic

This cute and classic look for back to school features a teal Esley top with ruffled, bell sleeves ($25.98),  cream colored, Ralph Lauren Jeans ($28.98) and Steve Madden flats ($32.98). A Michael Kors leather, camel colored bag ($89.98) completes the outfit. Try this look at Collage Designer Consignment.

Photo courtesy of Tracy Dismukes.

Is your closet ready to go back to school?

Vestavia Hills’ own clothing boutiques Collage Designer Consignment and Kidz Closet & More are here to make your wardrobe school-ready, even if you aren’t. more »

Jul 29, 2014 People

Tyler Burgess, pictured with his wife, Mandy, and their children, was recently named the new principal of Pizitz Middle School. Burgess comes to Vestavia Hills City Schools from Homewood, where he has worked for the past 13 years in various teaching and administrative roles.

Photo courtesy of Tyler Burgess.

Tyler Burgess succeeds David Miles as Pizitz principal

On Aug. 11, Tyler Burgess will begin his first year as principal of Pizitz Middle School. He succeeds David Miles who served as the school principal for more than two decades. more »

Jul 29, 2014 People

Red Mountain Crawfish Company Manager Jason Burcham hands a sack of crawfish to a customer.

Photo by Katie Turpen.

Revolution on wheels

When the Red Mountain Crawfish Company team parked their bright red food truck on the former Vestavia Motor Lodge lot this past spring, they realized that Vestavia Hills residents were hungry. more »

Jul 29, 2014 News

Photo by Katie Turpen.

Council discusses Wald Park, urban hens

During Monday's meeting, the council discussed the first phase of the Wald Park Planning Project and gave approval to a resident for urban hens. more »

Jul 28, 2014 News

VHHS Principal Wes Gordon resigns, Tim Loveless named interim

Wes Gordon recently resigned as principal of Vestavia Hills High School. Retired high school administrator Tim Loveless will become the interim principal. more »

Jul 24, 2014 News

Letha Raulerson opened Masterpiece Education last spring off Rocky Ridge Road in Vestavia Hills. Her offerings include children’s camps, adult art classes, birthday parties, theater classes and more.

Photo by Katie Turpen.

Masterpiece Education

This past spring, Letha Raulerson opened Masterpiece Education off Rocky Ridge Road in Vestavia Hills. She offers children’s camps, adult art classes, birthday parties, theater classes and more. more »

Jul 29, 2014 Business Spotlights

Council approves food truck ordinance, receives energy efficiency award

During the July 14 meeting, the city council approved an ordinance regulating mobile food trucks in Vestavia Hills. more »

Jul 14, 2014 News

Menu items at Fig Tree Café in Cahaba Heights include Shrimp & Grits, Crab Cakes, a House Salad with Andouille sausage, and Collard Greens.

Photos by Katie Turpen.

Fig Tree Café

Fig Tree Café Executive Chef Jon Holland knows a few secrets behind cooking southern food that ignites the taste buds. He spent years honing his skills in the bustling kitchens of Atlanta and Birmingham restaurants. more »

Jul 29, 2014 Restaurants

Vestavia resident Ashley Tarver has launched a line of infused olive oils in Whole Foods and other retailers nationwide. The oils are available in Honey Balsamic, Lemon Rosemary, Roasted Garlic and Spicy Chile.

Photo courtesy of Ashley Tarver.

Flavor infusion

From the moment Ashley Tarver first donned the intern’s chef apron in one of Buenos Aires’ finest restaurants, she knew she’d found her calling. more »

Jul 29, 2014 People

Local attorney Mark Waggoner stands on the steps of the Supreme Court chambers after arguing Lane v. Franks before the court this year.

Photo courtesy of Mark Waggoner.

A date with the nation’s highest court

When Vestavia native Mark Waggoner took on the case of former Central Alabama Community College President Dr. Steve Franks, he had no idea it would make it to the U.S. Supreme Court. more »

Jul 8, 2014 People

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