Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Ted Pyron has played the piano for most of his life, but it’s mostly been by ear. He took lessons for a couple of years as a child, but he never learned to read music. more

Jul 25, 2017 10:59 AM People


Photos courtesy of Tom and Charon Rivers.

In the few steps Tom Rivers took between his bed and his cup of coffee that morning, life radically changed. more

Apr 25, 2017 1:00 PM People


Staff photo.

For Vestavia residents ready to dive into summer, the city is gearing up for another year of fun outdoor activities. more

Apr 25, 2017 12:55 PM People


Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

What’s better than $5 all-you-can-eat chicken wings on the front lawn of City Hall? more

Apr 25, 2017 12:43 PM People


Photo courtesy of Julia Meyers.

The Paul Meyers Foundation Golf Tournament fits its namesake to a tee, said his sister, Julia Meyers, one of the foundation’s chairpersons. more

Mar 27, 2017 10:15 AM People

Vestavia Mayors Prayer Breakfast

Photo by Frank Couch.

The breakfast program will feature Alabama native Edie Hand as speaker. more

Mar 27, 2017 10:10 AM News

Dan Pahos

Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

And 20 years later, Pahos said he’s still running the same kind of business — the kind he hopes will make a difference. more

Feb 23, 2017 3:13 PM People 1 Comments

Leo Harlan

Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Two and a half years ago, Leo Harlan’s wife bought him a one-month membership to a local boxing gym. more

Feb 23, 2017 2:51 PM VHHS

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Zella Listerman says this Valentine’s Day, her dance class will be celebrating a lot of meaningful relationships. more

Jan 27, 2017 2:39 PM People


Photo by Emily Featherston.

Student-led committee works with community to establish Pizitz Middle School mascot. more

Oct 27, 2016 1:38 PM Pizitz

Elaine Yancey

Photo by Ron Burkett.

When Elaine Yancey dreams big these days behind her new desk at the Vestavia Hills City Schools Foundation, she dreams of being able to fund every single grant proposal that any teacher in town submits. more

Sep 28, 2016 2:19 PM Schools

HEAL Alabama

Photo by Ron Burkett.

HEAL — which stands for Healthy Eating Active Living — has been aimed at teaching good disease prevention habits to kids in about 100 Alabama elementary schools through physical education programs. more

Sep 28, 2016 2:17 PM People

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Courtesy of Vestavia Hills Fire Department

Proceeds will go to the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders to aid its fight against the disease. more

Jul 13, 2016 3:52 PM People


Photo courtesy of Paula Reynolds.

In the past 35 years, nearly 20,000 children have lost a parent in active duty service. more

Jul 6, 2016 4:01 PM People


Photo by Frank Couch.

Like many of her peers, Elizabeth Baker likes watching funny YouTube videos. But a little bit unlike her peers, the Vestavia Hills High School junior didn’t stop there. more

May 31, 2016 4:51 PM People 1 Comments


Photo by Frank Couch.

Thirty years since beginning their work at Continental Florist, Jim Orr and his mother are still going strong in the same location. more

Apr 29, 2016 1:35 PM Businesses


Photo courtesy of Mitch Bevill.

Ask this year’s class of Leadership Vestavia Hills, and they’ll tell you — they’ve got growth on their minds. more

Mar 24, 2016 1:53 PM People


Photo courtesy of Jennifer Brown.

Alabama teachers could face massive changes in the way they are paid and evaluated and the way their tenure is treated, if the second draft of a state education bill currently under discussion passes without significant changes. more

Jan 26, 2016 1:01 PM VHHS


Photo courtesy of Sprouts Farmer's Market.

Know what to expect in Vestavia Hills this year, from retail and commercial openings to construction of new subdivisions and continued road work. more

Dec 28, 2015 3:57 PM News

Cahaba Cycles

Courtesy of Zach Davis.

As Vestavia Hills folks gear up this January with new fitness resolutions, fitness-related businesses in the city have a few bits of advice on how you can make that decision, what your options are and how you can make it stick. more

Dec 21, 2015 4:12 PM Businesses

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