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Emily Featherston

In light of a possible demonstration this evening, the Vestavia Hills City Council set 5 p.m. as the closing time of the City Hall building and 7 p.m. as the closing time of the grounds. Read more


Hoover vs. Vestavia Hills Softball

Kyle Parmley

We at Starnes Media felt it important to recognize the local softball players who had standout seasons, and thus put together an All-South Metro team for the first time. Read more



Photo by Jon Anderson.

Gov. Kay Ivey has authorized the National Guard to activate up to 1,000 guardsmen across the state as needed. Read more



Photo courtesy of Doug Brown.

Trips for Kids is a national nonprofit organization with over 80 chapters, whose purpose is to provide inner-city youth access to bicycles and the opportunity to participate in outdoor rides. Read more



Photo courtesy of Itty Bitty Bakers.

Itty Bitty Bakers is a Hoover-based company that offers baking classes, camps and parties for kids ages 2-13. Read more


The 11th edition of The World Games has been delayed until July 7-17, 2022. The organizers also announced on April 22 that the international multi-sport event will become The World Games 2022 Birmingham. Read more


Their book, called “Illusions: Poetry & Art for the Young at Heart,” showcases 22 poems and black-and-white illustrations for “the young at heart.” Read more



Photo by Erin Nelson.

Meals for Healthcare Heroes offers a boost in morale to Birmingham health care workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic and provide financial support to local restaurants seeking to survive in these days. Read more


Like other students in her class, Homewood High School student Kate Graphos lost some of the best moments of her senior year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more



Photo courtesy of Todd Eagle.

Since April 1, he has spent several hours each day doing his part to bring cheer to others during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more



Photo by Erin Nelson.

Shawn Fitzwater’s idea to paint the We Are All In This Together mural in Homewood on the Battle Republic building was a last-minute decision. Read more



Photo by Neal Embry.

Republic Services does not appear to be one of the two low bidders for city sanitation services. Read more

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Tour an open house this weekend from 2-4 p.m. Read more



Photo courtesy of Laura Casey.

The challenge started at the high school as the project of a group of teachers in a districtwide leadership consortium. The idea for teachers to form teams and collect points through doing exercises and working out together. Read more



Photo by Erin Nelson.

“With everything that was going on, we weren’t having a lot of scrunchie sales,” Brockwell said. “So Becky Sager at The Clotheshorse contacted me and asked if I would be willing to make some masks.” Read more


Rudy Duda, a regular at the New Merkel House, said Perry is a good role model who goes the extra mile for New Merkel House members. Read more



Rendering courtesy of Harbert Retail.

Two new developments will soon be coming to Cahaba Heights: Parkside at Dolly Ridge and Cahaba Heights Corner. Read more


The officers all served different roles within the department, but all spent several years — and for some, several decades — serving the city. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

While nothing is certain given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Downes said it is possible the current phase of construction could be completed by early July or later this summer, depending on health orders given by the state. Read more


It is refreshing to see our citizens, churches, businesses and civic clubs helping others in a time of need. We don’t know how long this will last, but I am certain that this, too, shall pass. Read more

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