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Emily Featherston

After a year that managed to include both a major drought and significant flooding, the members of the Vestavia Hills City Council took a moment last month to reflect on their first year in office, or first year with a new administration. more

Oct 23, 2017 11:31 AM News

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Photos by Emily Featherston.

As the city moves into the 2018 fiscal year, its $38.64 million general fund budget is set to take care of the regular operations of the city, as well as add additional units to key departments. more

Sep 22, 2017 10:50 AM News

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Vestavia Lake, built roughly 50 years ago, sits only a few blocks off U.S. 31, but it seems a world away from the hustle and bustle of one of the city’s main traffic arteries. more

Sep 22, 2017 10:33 AM News

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Photo by Emily Featherston.

City Youth Connection teaching VHHS students about civic engagement. more

Aug 18, 2017 11:01 AM VHHS 1 Comments

The members of the Vestavia Hills High School Band Auxiliary — the Rockettes, color guard and majorettes — are once again welcoming the next generation of Rebels for the annual Sparkly School day. more

Aug 18, 2017 10:50 AM VHHS

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Photo illustration by Emily Featherston.

This month, Vestavia Hills High School will become the first public school in the country to have its own student life mobile application, a feat that only a handful of private schools have even achieved. more

Aug 18, 2017 10:45 AM VHHS

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Photos by Emily Featherston.

Consultants to present council with different options. more

Aug 18, 2017 10:38 AM Schools 3 Comments

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Photo by Emily Featherston.

In a time when uncertainty abounds and discourse easily becomes heated, the ministry team at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Cahaba Heights is hoping to provide lessons in understanding one another. more

Aug 18, 2017 10:12 AM People

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Photo courtesy of Laura Crandall Brown Foundation.

This year, more than 22,000 women are expected to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. And in five years, less than half of those diagnosed in 2017 will still be alive. more

Aug 18, 2017 9:26 AM People

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Photo by Emily Featherston.

Lewis Harrison reflects on career, lifelong connection to VHFD. more

Jul 28, 2017 1:00 PM People 1 Comments

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Beverly Carroway credits her grandmother for inspiring her to pursue teaching etiquette to young people. more

Jul 25, 2017 11:16 AM Businesses

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For those not so excited about the first day of school Aug. 10, the city and the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce are hosting a kickoff event to start the school year on a fun note. more

Jul 25, 2017 10:18 AM Schools

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

In fall of 2019, the district plans to move into the former Berry campus, pull the ninth-graders out of the high school and move Central elementary students to the Pizitz campus. more

Jul 25, 2017 10:11 AM Schools

This fall, Vestavia Hills High School sophomore Grace Davis will be living the dream of many young women: competing for the national title in her age group in the Miss Amazing Pageant. more

Jul 25, 2017 9:45 AM People

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Photo by Emily Featherston.

Liberty Park Baptist Church pastor Scott Guffin is not at all unfamiliar with the campus of Samford University, where he will be starting a new program in August. more

Jul 25, 2017 9:38 AM People

Summer is in full swing, and whether for patriotic holiday parties or just an evening on the deck or patio, countless people will be firing up grills this season. more

Jun 28, 2017 12:44 PM People

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Photos by Emily Featherston.

Stakeholders band together to fight growing drug problem. more

Mar 27, 2017 1:47 PM People 1 Comments

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Photo by Emily Featherston.

Some people use reading as an escape, but the re-emerging trend of book clubs has some using reading to bring people together more

Feb 23, 2017 3:20 PM People

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Photo by Emily Featherston.

One of Vestavia’s most colorful events will support a new cause this year, as the annual Purple People Run benefits Open Hands Overflowing Hearts. more

Feb 23, 2017 2:53 PM VHHS 1 Comments

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Photos by Emily Featherston.

Vestavia Hills High School principal Tyler Burgess said he is always proud of students when they do their best during the fall philanthropy drive, but this year, he had even more to be proud of. more

Jan 27, 2017 2:49 PM VHHS

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