Vestavia Hills High School

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School leaders released a 20-minute video on Wednesday afternoon. Read more

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After more than two dozen trips to NASCAR races, Ellen Turner can help her husband, Daniel Turner, take out and repair the U-joints on their van’s drive shaft. She would not have known what or where that was a year ago. Read more

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Rebecca Brown, owner of Rebecca Brown’s — A Baby and Children’s Boutique, calls her recent move to a bigger space in downtown Trussville a “God thing.” Read more

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What the 35-year-old Bluff Park resident didn’t know was that his obsession for old axes was about to turn into a business venture that would spread nationwide. Read more

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After meeting in a brunch small group, they discovered a mutual calling to help hurting women and share their testimonies through writing. Read more

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Anella is an Italian American with a dream of creating Italian made products for the Birmingham area, which he said lacks in the lower-priced Italian clothing. Read more

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In addition to juice, they serve smoothies, açaí bowls, quinoa and toast. They also have six cold-pressed juice options that customers can grab and go. Read more

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Dropping off items to donate has never been easier. Alabama Goodwill Industries opened a new attended donation center in Tattersall Park on March 3. Read more

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Moryoussef describes the podcast as “true crime between friends,” where they lay out the facts of each case in a way that’s understandable and passionate. Read more

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Diners can now enjoy the atmosphere of a British pub with a mixture of Southern flair in north Shelby County. Read more

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The $4.6 million bid will pay for various improvements to the road. Read more

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Superintendent Todd Freeman briefed the board on the plan moving forward. Read more

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Kyle Parmley is the sports editor at Starnes Publishing. Read more

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Coronavirus Bows

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The bows are meant to show community unity during this challenging time. Read more

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Meals for Vestavia Hills Students

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The group had raised $7,600 as of Wednesday to support local restaurants while providing lunches for children who need them. Read more

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Vestavia Hills High School

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The student attends Vestavia Hills High School and was exposed to the disease last week, the school said in a statement. Read more

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The event will include artwork created by students at the school and will also host outside vendors from restaurants in the Cahaba Heights area, Principal Alicia Hunsberger said. Read more

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Photos by Dawn Harrison.

The Vestavia Hills High School wrestling team had a strong showing at the State Wrestling Championship in Huntsville on Feb. 13-15, with three individual wrestlers bringing home state championships to lead the way to a second-place team finish. Read more

Sports

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The word legacy is thrown around a lot, but the 2020 Vestavia Hills High School boys soccer team feels like it has a chance to shine this spring. Read more

Sports

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There’s no definitive timetable as to when the Vestavia Hills High School girls soccer team will be able to take the field again. But as of mid-March, the Lady Rebels had put together a tremendous start to the 2020 season. Read more

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Vestavia Hills Education Assessment

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Students in grades 2-8 will be tested on English language arts and math, while students in fourth, sixth and eighth grade will be tested on science. Read more

Schools

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In addition to the city of Vestavia Hills turning 70 years old this year, the city’s school system will celebrate its 50th birthday in August. Read more

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Brazelton and his wife, Ashley, are hoping to treat many neighborhood residents like family with unique pizzas, sandwiches and other items. Read more

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Mary Payton Davis and her mother, Vicki Noah, import hand woven, hand-dyed rugs from Turkey and sell them on social media. Read more

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Corley is the new athletic programs coordinator and will focus on the new aquatics facility being built at Wald Park, set to open this summer. Read more

People

The city’s police, fire, and public works departments met with city school officials to revise our “Pandemic Infectious Disease Plan” in the event of an incident with the COVID19 virus in our metropolitan area. Read more

Mayor's Minute

Helen Ridge Development

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After initially raising concerns over the conditions at the Helen Ridge subdivision construction site, the Cahaba Riverkeeper conservation group said it is satisfied with improvements made at the site. Read more

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Vestavia Hills Special Education Classroom Tech

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Devices can now help nonverbal students express their needs, video technology allows students to create different projects, and dictation software now trains itself to understand students’ voices. Read more

Schools

Vestavia Hills Traffic Study

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An increase in the number of residents in Vestavia Hills in recent years has brought with it a source of dread for many: traffic problems. Read more

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

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Coronavirus Testing

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All residents and staff are now being tested, and four employees who came in close contact with the nurse have been sent home. Read more

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The app can connect families to a pediatrician, and the following conditions are treatable through telemedicine: allergies, pink eye, vomiting and diarrhea, mild asthma, rash and skin infections, swimmer’s ear and minor lacerations. Read more

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The Vestavia Hills High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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The 2019-20 high school basketball season was a banner one for many teams in the Starnes Publishing coverage area. Read more

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The city's parks and recreation teams and facilities, as well as the library, are also closed. Read more

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The state will reassess what to do during the 2 1/2- week break, state schools Superintendent Eric Mackey said Friday. Read more

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Elevate the Stage was created to provide a championship-caliber platform for gymnasts to compete across America, according to the news release. Read more

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Eli Hairston was welcomed back to his hometown with open arms. A homecoming party was held on Feb. 6 at the Chelsea Middle School gym for the eighth-grader, following his release from Children’s Hospital of Alabama. Read more

People

In addition to women’s hair, Blush + Blow also specializes in men’s and children’s cuts. Read more

Businesses

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After a successful first six months operating their food truck, Bea and Matthew Morrissette, announced earlier this year they will be renovating the old Oxmoor Grill location at 162 Oxmoor Road into The Little London pub. Read more

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More than 25 Homewood-area restaurants, caterers, bakeries, coffee shops and beverage merchants will be participating in the event. Read more

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Denney Barrow, his son Jordan and daughter-in-law Carrie opened MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes in the Stadium Trace Village shopping center on Feb. 10. Read more

Businesses

Sharkey's Cuts for Kids

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Hagerla said helping children relax is one of their main goals. Bright neon colors of pink, green and purple give the space an inviting atmosphere. Read more

Businesses

Thomas Andrew Findlay

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While Findlay will display his work and that of other artists, he doesn’t want to run a typical commercial space. Read more

Businesses

Birmingham Legion Football Club

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The USL started in 2011 and has grown steadily, with Legion FC becoming one of the newest additions to its Championship division last season. The Birmingham area supported its club well in year one. Read more

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Vestavia Hills Fire Chief Marvin Green is leading preparations in case the coronavirus comes to Vestavia Hills. Read more

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The Vestavia Hills High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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The Vestavia Hills High School dance group won their first title in their 20-year history. Read more

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10 Vestavia Hills School students qualified to represent the local Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) chapter in various medical competitions at the Alabama HOSA State Leadership Conference on Feb. 20-21 in Montgomery. Read more

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Students performed with local artists live on stage at the Historic Lyric Theatre to a nearly sold-out house of 700 people. Read more

People

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Everyone is invited to become a permanent part of the new campus by donating for a commemorative brick. Read more

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The Vestavia Hills High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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The low bid received for the community building was also discussed, though the bid has not yet been formally approved by the Council. Read more

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Liberty Park Middle School will host its first STEAM Family Festival on Saturday, March 7, from 10:00 a.m. to noon at LPMS. Read more

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The board heard an update on the effort from Antonio Cooper, director of curriculum and instruction. Read more

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The Vestavia Hills High School sports teams have been in action over the past two weeks. Read more

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Setting yet another record, the Vestavia Hills City Schools Foundation awarded $142,170 in grants to Vestavia Hills schools this year. Read more

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The second annual Rebel Baseball Alumni Home Run Derby took place Saturday, Feb. 1, at Sammy Dunn Field in Vestavia Hills. Read more

Sports

Hoover vs. Vestavia Hills Softball

Photo by Kyle Parmley.

Youth is no longer an excuse for the Vestavia Hills High School softball team. Over the past couple years, underclassmen have contributed heavily to the Rebels’ cause. Read more

Sports

Mountain Brook vs. Vestavia Hills Baseball

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It’s not uncommon for the Vestavia Hills High School baseball team to rely heavily on large senior classes each season. That’s just kind of how it has always been. Read more

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Susan Castleberry

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Her decades of service to Vestavia Hills City Schools came to an end Jan. 1 when she retired from her position at Pizitz Middle School. Read more

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Some March magic will be coming this month to the Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest to entertain families in the area. Read more

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Reid said there is no confirmed date, but the store, located at 3201 Endeavor Lane, will be the new prototype for Publix stores across the country. Read more

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In years past, the city of Vestavia Hills has hosted Art in the Hills, the Dogwood Festival and other art-themed events. But in recent years, those events, for various reasons, have not been continued, and the city’s arts scene has been shrinking. Read more

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While the Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest saw the number of library card holders slightly decrease from fiscal 2018 to fiscal 2019, the number of items circulated both in-house and electronically for the library experienced major increases. Read more

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An old proverb is “no matter how long the winter is, spring is sure to follow.” Read more

Mayor's Minute

National Signing Day

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Prepare for a knock on your door this summer if you don’t respond to the U.S. Census Bureau. Read more

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Vestavia Hills High Theatre

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Annie Kane, Josh Norris and Kirk Kirkpatrick all took different routes to find their love of theater, but the three seniors all plan to pursue a theater career after starring in “Legally Blonde” at Vestavia Hills High School this spring. Read more

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Julie Harper

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When she and her husband moved to Vestavia about 40 years ago, Harper began volunteering in different places throughout the city, including on the Beautification Board. Read more

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An Avondale pizza restaurant will open a location in Mountain Brook this spring. Post Office Pies will hold a grand opening April 2 from 5-7:30 p.m. Read more

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It features a menu engineered by Hughes and chef Terrill Brazelton that includes steak, fish, crab cakes, duck and quail, along with appetizers, salads and sides, such as smoked gnocchi macaroni and cheese. Read more

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In addition to clothing, the sale usually includes women’s and children’s shoes, purses, toys (including bicycles and swing sets) and furniture for babies and children. Read more

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Hemphill published his second book, “The Restored Man,” in 2019, which details his journey from being a religious man to a restored man and provides a process to help men grow both spiritually and emotionally. Read more

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Items available include quality clothing in sizes from newborns to teenagers, shoes, toys, books, strollers, baby furniture and more. Read more

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The Vestavia Hills High School girls basketball team lost to Spain Park 42-37 in Tuesday's Class 7A Northwest Regional final. Read more

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The Vestavia Hills High School girls basketball team came from behind to notch a win on Thursday in the Class 7A Northwest Regional semifinals. Read more

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Vote for Vestavia Hills High School until Feb. 25! Read more

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The council will wait until bids come in to make a formal decision. Read more

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Nick Sellers, CEO of the 2021 World Games, called it a "once-in-a-lifetime" event. Read more

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RISE Vestavia Hills

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The 4th annual RISE Princess and Superhero Meet & Greet will be held at Vestavia Hills High School Gymnasium on Feb. 22, 2020. Read more

VHHS

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The 10th annual Rebel Run will be held at Vestavia Hills High School on Saturday, March 14, 2020. The event will consist of a 5K color run followed by a 1-mile color Fun Run. Read more

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Southminster Day School fifth grader Sherilyn Kau has been named the Alabama state winner of the American History Essay Contest. Read more

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Three Altamont seniors from Vestavia Hills have been selected as candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program: Ahad Bashir, Sameer Sultan and Benjamin Tang. Read more

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The Vestavia Hills High School and Pizitz Middle School Robotics teams led Vestavia Girl Scouts at a recent Girl Scouts robotics group troop meeting at Pizitz Middle School. Read more

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Unless U Got Talent will be Saturday, February 29th at The Lyric Theatre. Students of Unless U are partnering with local celebrities, and together they will compete for the title of Unless U Got Talent Champions! Read more

People

AHSAA Indoor State Track and Field

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The Vestavia Hills High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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Vestavia Hills State Cross Country

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Vestavia Hills High School junior Ethan Strand was named the 2019-20 Gatorade Alabama Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year on Monday. Read more

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AHSAA Indoor State Track and Field

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Vestavia Hills High School sophomore Crawford West won the 3,200-meter run and took second in the 1,600 at the Class 7A state indoor track and field meet. Read more

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The deceased is 67-year-old Douglas Harold Hart, of Irondale, the Jefferson County Coroner confirmed. Read more

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

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Hewitt-Trussville at Vestavia Hills girls basketball

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The Vestavia Hills High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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The deal is contingent on the sale of Greendale Apartments to a third-party developer, which will be approved at a later meeting. Read more

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The board of education approved the addition after golf balls were found on the playground in August. Read more

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Vestavia Hills Wrestling

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The Vestavia Hills High School wrestling team finished as the runner-up in duals wrestling. Read more

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The Vestavia Hills High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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Six area soccer players participated in the 2019 3v3 Live Soccer Tour and performed well in the national championship tournament in Memphis on Nov. 30-Dec. 1. Read more

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In the Class 6A-7A division, the boys team finished 11th, scoring 155 points, and the girls team placed 16th with 114 points. Read more

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Sandi Wilson never thought she’d leave her position as the director of the Trussville Senior Activity Center, but she now has. Read more

People

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People will have a chance to purchase unique items at a silent auction to help benefit teachers and students at Vestavia Hills Elementary West on Friday, Feb. 7. Read more

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Two marketplaces in the Vestavia Hills area will allow families to shop for children’s clothes and other items in February. Read more

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Following the long history of VHHS students raising money for charity, the RISE campaign at the school this year will include several events to raise money for the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center. Read more

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Vestavia Hills Kintergarten

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For those enrolling their child in kindergarten or enrolling their child for the first time in Vestavia Hills City Schools, enrollment began Feb. 3. Read more

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On Valentine’s Day, senior citizens in Vestavia Hills can gather at the New Merkel House in Cahaba Heights to celebrate the day. Read more

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Stretch Zone

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Kenny Gordon was such a fan of Stretch Zone and its program that he and his wife Lori bought the Vestavia Hills franchise from its former owner in October. Read more

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Whether you had a good year in 2019 or a bad year in 2019, we are all getting a fresh start for 2020. Individually or collectively as a city, we will certainly have changes or challenges to address. Read more

Mayor's Minute

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While less than 1 percent of all law enforcement officers in the world will likely have a chance to attend the FBI National Academy, three current Vestavia Hills police captains have graduated from the academy in the past few years. Read more

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New Vestavia Firefighters

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The Vestavia Hills Fire Department has added some new faces to its roster of firefighters in the last year. Vestavia Voice sat down with three of these new firefighters to get to know them and their stories. Read more

People

Vestavia Hills Baptist app

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The website includes hundreds of listings of resources ranging from churches, the Jefferson County Department of Health and other nonprofits, all of which provide help to people in general, and specifically to mothers and children, Furr said. Read more

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VHHS Seal of Biliteracy

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The Seal of Biliteracy is a certificate that students earn by taking a proficiency test, and most students can achieve proficiency if they have gone through level 4 of foreign language classes at the high school. Read more

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Married Couple

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Vestavia Voice interviewed two couples from Vestavia Hills who have been married 58 and 69 years, respectively, and talked to them about what makes a marriage last. Read more

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

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After one year serving as chair of the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce, immediate past chair Gary Jordan stepped down and welcomed John Henley as new chair during the Jan. 14 monthly luncheon. Read more

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The council also discussed the recent construction of a concrete island at the intersection of Gentilly Drive and Columbiana Road. Read more

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Hewitt-Trussville at Vestavia Hills girls basketball

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The Vestavia Hills High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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Leadership Vestavia Hills has announced the names of three residents who will be honored at the 2019 Community Awards Dinner: Dr. Audie Woolley and Gina and John Henley. Read more

People

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The city posted a short update on its Facebook page, announcing the update, as well as positive news about the park's new pools. Read more

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The deal has not been finalized, and is likely dependent on an agreement between the city and the property owner that will be voted on this coming Monday at a council meeting. Read more

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Second graders at Vestavia Hills Elementary West celebrated their ancestors and love for country with a musical performance entitled “America: One Nation, Mighty United.” Read more

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The Vestavia Hills High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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

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The Vestavia Hills High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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In late October, the Vestavia Hills Board of Education recognized the district’s Teachers of the Year and named both an elementary and secondary teacher of the year, honoring one teacher at each of the city’s eight schools. Read more

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The Vestavia Hills Senior Transportation Program is designed to benefit elderly residents, offering them rides to medical appointments, the bank, the grocery store and other places, all for just $1 round-trip. Read more

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The Rebel Yell Icebreaker high school lacrosse tournament will once again return to the Sicard Hollow Athletic Complex in January, offering teams a chance to get to know each other and play some friendly games before getting into the regular season. Read more

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Participants can run, walk, jog or stroll. The race entry fee covers a race bib, medal and post-race lunch social, according to the Facebook page. Read more

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The chamber’s new five-year plan will prioritize improving the chamber’s service to members, assessing their needs, highlighting local businesses through social media and strengthening local relationships. Read more

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Many couples look for new hobbies after becoming empty nesters, but not many decide to plant an olive grove and press olive oil with their spare time. Read more

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TrustCare Urgent Care will add to the city’s growing collection of urgent care facilities when it moves into part of the old Rite Aid building on U.S. 31. Read more

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While plans aren’t definite yet for the city of Vestavia Hills’ 70th birthday celebration, Mayor Ashley Curry said there will definitely be plenty of opportunities to celebrate the city’s birthday this year. Read more

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Happy New Year to everyone! It is hard to believe that another year has passed. But what a year it has been as we continue to see the Infrastructure and Community Spaces Plan come to fruition. Read more

Mayor's Minute

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By the end of January, a turn lane into the new Pizitz Middle School — the former Berry High campus — is expected to be added on Columbiana Road, and the new softball field should be finished by mid-January. Read more

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Wald Park Pool

Photo by Erin Nelson.

While the Community Spaces Plan was always going to be a multiyear effort by the city of Vestavia Hills, residents can expect to see two notable, tangible results of the improvement efforts this spring. Read more

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Early this year, the Henson family will travel from their home in Vestavia Hills to Orlando, where they will experience Walt Disney World. They’re going to visit their friend from Kosovo who 20 years ago received a life-changing gift from them. Read more

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The Alabama Department of Environmental Management found the city is "deficient" when it comes to controlling erosion at construction sites. Read more

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The money from Sen. Waggoner's discretionary fund will be used to address bullying and students' mental health issues. Read more

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The Vestavia Hills High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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

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The school’s SGA officers presented a check for $56,575 to the founders of Ady’s Army,a Birmingham-based nonprofit organization providing support to families of children with autism and other special needs. Read more

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The council also approved various resolutions and ordinances in a short meeting. Read more

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Unified Game Vestavia Hills vs. Baldwin County

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The Vestavia Hills High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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The fire department is accepting toys through Thursday, December 12. Read more

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Vestavia Hills High School junior Ethan Strand will run at the Foot Locker Cross Country Championship National Finals on Dec. 14 in San Diego. Read more

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Unified Game Vestavia Hills vs. Baldwin County

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Vestavia Hills High School took on Baldwin County in the Special Olympics Alabama Unified championship game. Read more

Sports

Vestavia Hills Basketball

Kyle Parmley

The Vestavia Hills High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

Sports

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Photo courtesy of Allie Hulcher.

A prayer labyrinth built by Girl Scout Troop 30172 from Vestavia Hills was dedicated Sunday, November 24 at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, where the troop meets. Read more

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After over a month of voting and campaigning, Slice Pizza & Brewhouse has a new pizza added to their Vestavia Hills menu thanks to Liberty Park Middle School. Read more

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In the second annual All-South Metro team, a few Vestavia Hills High School volleyball players were represented. Read more

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The Vestavia Hills High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

Sports

The council also heard about the city's plan to be declared a human-trafficking free zone. Read more

News

Legislators from the over-the-mountain area gathered to discuss multiple topics related to education on Nov. 18. Read more

News

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The planned move of Pizitz Middle School to the old Berry High School campus is on schedule to happen this coming summer, with major work expected to be complete in early 2020, school officials said. Read more

Pizitz

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

To combat the rise of cyberbullying, Vestavia Hills City Schools, as mandated by the state, passed a new policy that expands the definition of bullying to include online bullying. Read more

Schools

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Photos by Erin Nelson.

Students these days come into school already knowing how to use technology socially, such as for social media, or how to navigate a smartphone for games and apps. But the school district is seeking to use technology to enhance learning. Read more

Schools

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

The Vestavia Hills High School volleyball team battled through a tough 2019 schedule with an emphasis on daily improvement under head coach Mandy Burgess. Read more

Sports

Vestavia Hills Football

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After a three-year absence from the playoffs, Vestavia Hills returned to playoff football after battling through Class 7A, Region 3. Read more

Sports

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Photo by Kyle Parmley.

The Vestavia Hills High School girls basketball team began to emerge last season as a threat to beat anybody on a given night. Read more

Sports

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The end of one career marked the beginning of another for Justin Holt. And he hasn’t looked back. Read more

People

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One of the most rewarding things about owning the restaurant, Sullivan said, is if he’s out in town catering pizza or wearing something with the Donatos logo, people will stop and tell him how much they enjoy his restaurant. Read more

People

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Over the winter break for students in the Vestavia Hills area, Mason Music is offering beginner music camps for elementary school children. Read more

News

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The Birmingham Boys Choir will once again return to Briarwood Presbyterian Church in December for its Christmas concert. The 42nd annual concert is set for Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. and is a free gift to the community. Read more

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The Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest is hosting several holiday events for library guests this month. Read more

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On Dec. 7, children and families in Vestavia Hills can meet Santa and have their picture taken during the annual Breakfast with Santa. Read more

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The annual Reindeer Dash 5K and Fun Run is once again being hosted by Pure Fitness this December, offering residents in the Vestavia Hills area a chance to dress up for the holiday season while getting some exercise. Read more

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This winter season, the city of Vestavia Hills will offer multiple events to help get residents in the Christmas spirit, including a Christmas tree lighting and Christmas parade. Read more

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Throughout December, senior citizens will have plenty of chances to celebrate the Christmas season at the New Merkel House. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

After 37 years in the Crestwood community in Birmingham, Romeo’s Sporting Goods is coming to Vestavia Hills. Read more

Businesses

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When the Phoenix Program began this past June in an effort to aid people struggling with a drug addiction, city leaders were unsure how many people the program could reach. Just a few months into the program, 10 people have already received help. Read more

News

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

The Vestavia Hills Parks & Recreation Foundation has raised at least $130,000 of its $450,000 goal to construct a new Miracle League field at Wald Park, in conjunction with the Community Spaces plan. Read more

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As we prepare for the remainder of the holiday season, I ask that you keep others who are less fortunate in mind. Read more

Mayor's Minute

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Kimberly Cook, along with council members from neighboring cities, began asking how recycling can be increased while keeping costs down for municipalities in the Birmingham area. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

Jennyfer Goodnight is one of many Brazilians who have relocated to the Vestavia Hills area, with others living outside the city but traveling weekly to attend Horizon Church on Old Columbiana Road, which has a large Brazilian population. Read more

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The Vestavia Hills High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

Sports

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

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Tony Cooper is retiring as the mission's executive director at the end of 2019, after almost 30 years of leading the ministry. Read more

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The Vestavia Hills High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

Sports

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Homes in Vestavia Hills and Mountain Brook, including the home of the president of Samford University in Homewood, will be on display during this year’s Legacy League Home Tour. Read more

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The shows are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., except on Sunday, Dec. 8, which is a 2 p.m. performance only. Tickets, which can be purchased through Ticketmaster, range in price from $20 to $40. Read more

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Vestavia Hills High School cross-country runners Ethan Strand and Crawford West prevailed at the Class 7A state meet. Read more

Sports

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Vestavia Hills High School saw its season ended in the first round of the playoffs on Friday night. Read more

Sports

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Photo by Beth Hontzas.

Unless U celebrated its fifth birthday with the families of Unless U and its board of directors at Big Spoon Creamery in Homewood on November 4. Read more

People

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Sculpted from Sylacauga marble, the new Alabama Humanities Fellows Award created by Craigger Browne captured the spotlight at The Colloquium with a special unveiling and its inaugural presentation to the 2019 class of Fellows. Read more

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Vestavia’s first ever city sponsored competition recreational cheer squad won their first competition on November 2. Read more

Sports

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Here's a look at the local high school football playoff games this week. Read more

Sports

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Photo by Todd Lester

The Vestavia Hills High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

Sports

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Vestavia Hills High School put up 46 points in the first half en route to a 53-0 victory over Huffman. Read more

Sports

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

News

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The policy, named after a 10-year-old Montgomery student who committed suicide, allows schools to investigate online bullying if its effects carry over to the school campus. Read more

Schools

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Tower Homes will build 11 townhomes on the property, which currently houses apartment units. Read more

News

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Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

Here's a look at the local high school football games this week. Read more

Sports

Super Regional Volleyball

Kyle Parmley

The Vestavia Hills High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

Sports

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The Vestavia Hills High School football team defeated Oak Mountain 31-10 in Friday's Class 7A, Region 3 finale. Read more

Sports

The road is closed due to an overturned vehicle. Read more

News

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

News

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Here's a look at the local high school football games this week. Read more

Sports

2019 VHHS Football

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The Vestavia Hills High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

Sports

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The Junior League of Birmingham’s 2019 Market Noel shopping event is scheduled for Nov. 20-23 at the Finley Center at the Hoover Metropolitan Complex. Read more

News

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

Jake Levant has numerous scholarship offers to play college football, but an injury during his freshman season propelled him to new heights. Read more

Sports

While he’s in his first year at Vestavia, Cooper said his goal is to not only get acclimated to his new surroundings, but to be effective at his job and grow in his professional development as well. Read more

Schools

Vestavia Hills Elementary Dolly Ridge is off to a great start in its first semester, Principal Ty Arendall said. Read more

Schools

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All employees of the Vestavia Hills school system should see a little bit more money in the bank this fiscal year, with the state of Alabama mandating and paying for part of a 4% raise for all school employees. Read more

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While it’s not usually ideal for teachers to have to turn away students from classes, arts education teachers at Vestavia Hills High School see it as a sign of growing interest and participation. Read more

VHHS

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For the past 11 years, the Minority Achievement Council at Vestavia Hills High School has helped minority students learn leadership skills while giving back to their school and community. Read more

VHHS

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The three administrators all said they enjoyed their first year in Vestavia Hills and are looking forward to their future in the system. Read more

Schools

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

Eric Eshleman has been a PGA golf professional for 24 years. Recently, he was awarded the highest honor he could earn. Read more

People

After 35 years of existence, the Vestavia Hills Men’s Garden Club is now a nonprofit and is looking to expand and bring in more members and money. Read more

News

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The annual Deck the Heights trolley tour is returning to Cahaba Heights for the third year in a row, following another successful year in 2018. Read more

News 1 Comments

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Several different holiday-themed marketplaces will make their way to the city of Vestavia Hills this winter, just in time for residents to enjoy some holiday shopping. Read more

News

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The 10th annual luncheon will be Nov. 6 at a country club in Vestavia Hills. Read more

News

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Photo by Neal Embry.

On Nov. 7, the city of Vestavia Hills will honor the veterans in the city and surrounding area with a program at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church. Read more

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The patriotic poppy crafts will be made just in time for Veterans Day on Nov. 11. The poppies are made in remembrance of those who have died in military service. Read more

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The Retreat Day Spa just moved to the Cahaba Heights area at the beginning of September, but owner Jill Copeland already feels at home on Crosshaven Drive. Read more

Businesses

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Photo by Neal Embry.

Soon, renovations to the common area outside Planet Fitness at the Vestavia Hills City Center will be complete, with seating areas, large TVs and new lighting. Read more

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Decades after most of the George Ward estate was razed, one of seven statues that stood on the property from which Vestavia Hills draws its name has been recovered and sent to the Vestavia Hills Historical Society. Read more

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The city of Vestavia Hills has added three new positions in its Parks and Recreation Department, including a spot for a new top employee. Read more

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A quick glance at social media or at the city of Vestavia Hills’ “Action Center” reveals some issues in recent months with trash pickup on the part of Republic Services, with whom the city contracts to perform the work. Read more

News

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Vestavia Hills fire Chief Marvin Green said the department does see more electrical fires in the colder months because people are using heaters, chimneys and fireplaces more. Read more

News

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While permits for new residential construction are down compared to previous years in Vestavia Hills, new commercial development is up, City Manager Jeff Downes said. Read more

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While there haven’t been many substantial annexations in 2019, Vestavia Hills City Manager Jeff Downes said those areas that have been added to the city help “fill in the gaps.” Read more

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I recently gave the State of the City address at the Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting in October. I would like to share with you some of our successes this past year. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

The class offers a chance for leaders in the city to meet people they might not otherwise meet, learn different things about the city and help take an active role in making Vestavia Hills a better place to live. Read more

News

In August, the Alabama Music Educators Association named Bell the 2020 Lacey Powell Outstanding Music Educator. Read more

East

Duda, who now lives, works and volunteers in Vestavia Hills, spent 12 years with the U.S. Air Force, serving in Vietnam and at various air bases around the country. Read more

News

2019 VHHS Football

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Vestavia Hills High School allowed two touchdowns in the final minutes, as Hoover rallied for a win in the rivalry game on Friday night. Read more

Sports 1 Comments

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Here's a look at some of the local high school football games this week. Read more

Sports

Vestavia Hills Football

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The Vestavia Hills High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

Sports

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The Vestavia Hills football team dropped just their second game of the season, falling to No. 1 Thompson on Friday night. Read more

Sports

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Vestavia Hills Mayor Ashley C. Curry has earned the professional designation of Certified Municipal Official (CMO) after completing 40 credit hours of training conducted by the Alabama League of Municipalities. Read more

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Here's a look at some of the local high school football games this week. Read more

Sports

Vestavia Hills Garden Club will be hosting its annual fundraiser, Bid'n Buy, on Thursday, Nov. 14 at Vestavia Country Club. Read more

People

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The Vestavia Hills High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

Sports

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Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

The Vestavia Hills High School football team held on for a 19-14 victory over Hewitt-Trussville on Friday night. Read more

Sports

VHHS vs Shades valley Football 2019

Sarah Finnegan

Here's a look at some of the local high school football games this week. Read more

Sports

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Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

The Vestavia Hills High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

Sports

VHHS vs Shades valley Football 2019

Sarah Finnegan

The Rebels picked up their fourth win of the season with a 17-0 shutout victory over Shades Valley on Homecoming. Read more

Sports

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The Southminster Scamper is a family-friendly race through Vestavia Hills. The 5K Scamper begins at 8a.m. Participants can walk or run all the way to the finish line. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Robert Newman.

Southminster Presbyterian Church will celebrate the “Kirkin of the Tartans” on Sunday, Oct. 27, an event that will also include food trucks for lunch and a family version of the “Highland Games.” Read more

News

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

News

VHHS vs MBHS Football 2019

Sarah Finnegan

Here's a look at some of the local high school football games this week. Read more

Sports

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

Parents looking to get their young girls involved in volleyball now have an opportunity thanks to a citywide program. Read more

Sports

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

While national conversations continue surrounding the impact of football on the brain, flag football is gaining popularity among Vestavia Hills youth, while participation in tackle football has decreased somewhat, youth football officials say. Read more

Sports

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A sports marketing class made its debut this fall at Vestavia Hills High School, offering students a chance to learn about a myriad of careers in the sports, entertainment, broadcast and marketing industries. Read more

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Through the first month of the season, the Rebels had not reached their peak performance. But they will need to achieve that in the month of October in order to reach their goals. Read more

Sports

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Several churches in the Vestavia Hills area will once again host fall festivals and trunk-or-treats this Halloween season, offering families an opportunity to enjoy the fall weather with their children for some trick-or-treating alternatives. Read more

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Photo by Alyx Chandler.

Those in the Vestavia Hills area who want to enjoy Brazilian music and food will have their chance at the fifth annual Brazilian Day festival at Horizon Church on Oct. 12. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Kelly Powell.

On Oct. 25, families in Vestavia Hills will be able to enjoy a carnival inside the Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest. Read more

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Photo courtesy of The Lollar Group.

Now in its 14th year, the Junior League of Birmingham’s Shop Save & Share fundraiser raises money for the League’s more than 30 community service projects. Read more

News

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

The Vestavia Hills Fire Department will once again demonstrate fire safety to children in Vestavia Hills schools, explaining how to escape in the event of a fire. Read more

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Each year, the Student Government Association at Vestavia Hills High School chooses a charity to help in both the fall and spring semesters. This year, a Birmingham family that helps children with autism will be the beneficiary. Read more

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In the 2019 Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions, a ninth-grader at Vestavia Hills High School, defeated not one, not two, but three state champions. Read more

People

If you walked into Janie Beale’s classroom at Pizitz Middle School, you may have thought you had walked into a zoo. Read more

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For 11 years, Zella Listerman coordinated the Monday Night Dancers at the Vestavia Senior Lodge. In late July, though, Listerman retired and handed the reins over to Doris Kinny and Carl Jones, who will oversee the group. Read more

People

When Joanne Casey turned 100 years old in May, her caretaker, Linda Newsom, was by her side for her party, just as she’s been there for Casey nearly every day for the past 11 years. Read more

People

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With Makers Birmingham open since July and Board and Brush expected to open in September, Vestavia Hills residents will have two options for do-it-yourself workshops focusing on wood products this fall. Read more

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Cahaba Station, a 28,000-square-foot development off Liberty Parkway between Encompass Health and the Federal Reserve, broke ground in early September, said developer Charles Perry, with hopes to open in May or June 2020. Read more

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For the past 24 years, Joy Maples Ledvina has been making her own clothes with sustainable fabric through her Earth Creations business, known for the Alabama Dirt Shirt. Read more

Businesses

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

After years of discussing the potential of having a joint training facility for the Vestavia Hills Fire Department and the Rocky Ridge Fire District, the Jefferson County Commission approved the plan in August. Read more

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This past month we honored our senior citizens by celebrating “National Senior Citizens Day.” It was created to recognize the contributions that senior citizens make to their respective communities. Read more

Mayor's Minute 1 Comments

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Years after the city of Vestavia Hills bought the Patchwork Farms property, there are only two parcels of land yet to be fully developed, with one set to break ground next year, City Manager Jeff Downes said. Read more

News

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Kelly Sorrell has received a grant from the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center, which has allowed her to travel to Washington, D.C., in 2018 to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and to Columbia, New York, this past summer. Read more

Pizitz

The city can now begin acquiring rights-of-way and utility relocation to install sidewalks on and make improvements to Massey Road. Read more

News

VHHS vs MBHS Football 2019

Sarah Finnegan

The Vestavia Hills High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

Sports

VHHS vs MBHS Football 2019

Sarah Finnegan

The Vestavia Hills High School football team dropped a hard-fought 14-7 decision to Mountain Brook on Friday night. Read more

Sports

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Community Night Out will once again return to Vestavia Hills City Hall on Oct. 1 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., in an effort to continually improve police and community relations. Read more

News

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

News

Here's a look at some of the local high school football games this week. Read more

Sports

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Photo courtesy of Whit McGhee.

State Representative David Wheeler recently awarded several grants of various amounts to three principals at Vestavia Hills High School, Pizitz Middle School and Vestavia Hills Elementary West. Read more

Schools

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The Vestavia Hills High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

Sports

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The Vestavia Hills High School football team downed Tuscaloosa County 45-16 on Friday night. Read more

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Fifteen seniors at Vestavia Hills High School have been named to this year’s class of National Merit Semifinalists. Read more

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Vestavia Hills Elementary Dolly Ridge fifth-grade teacher, Jenna Williams, had a special guest visit with her class on 9/11. Read more

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The Vestavia Service Unit of Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama hosted its first Group Troop Thursday, September 5, 2019. Girl Scouts from all Vestavia troops were invited to participate in activities related to STEM. Read more

People

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

News

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Here's a look at some of the local high school football games this week. Read more

Sports

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Neal Embry

Doug Wilson spoke about traveling safely in a post-9/11 world. Read more

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Current Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill and state Representative Arnold Mooney will speak beginning at 9 a.m. Read more

News

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Photo courtesy of Connie O'Brien.

Holy Family Cristo Rey’s board acquired the former Center Street Middle School on June 11, 2019 from the Birmingham Board of Education. Renovations and upgrades were made over the summer in time for classes to begin on August 8. Read more

Schools

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Photo by Todd Lester

The Vestavia Hills High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

Sports

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Courtesy, respect, and responsibility make up “The West Way,” and every year, students learn about these good character traits during West Way Week. Read more

West

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

News

Homewood VS Vestavia Football 2019

Sarah Finnegan

Here's a look at some of the local high school football games this week. Read more

Sports

The “Put Childhood Cancer in Chains” fundraiser encouraged students to donate money or participate in the St. Jude Walk/Run of Birmingham on Sept. 21, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Read more

LP Elementary 1 Comments

Homewood VS Vestavia Football 2019

Sarah Finnegan

The Vestavia Hills High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

Sports

Jennifer Bailey

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Education may be a second career for Jennifer Bailey, but she’s already moving into her second job with Vestavia Hills City Schools. Read more

Schools

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An integral part of Vestavia Hills City Schools is the relationship between parents and teachers, helped along by each school’s Parent Teacher Organization. Here are the leaders for each school’s PTO for the 2019-20 school year. Read more

Schools

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Vestavia Hills Mayor Ashley Curry will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Harvest of Hope luncheon, a fundraiser for Oak Mountain Mission Ministries. Read more

News

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Photo by Lexi Coon.

Two consignment sales will once again offer Vestavia Hills residents a chance to shop for the new school year or get a head start on Christmas. Read more

News

Homewood VS Vestavia Football 2019

Sarah Finnegan

Vestavia Hills High School routed longtime rival Homewood on Friday night. Read more

Sports

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

The annual Patriot Day ceremony held by Vestavia Hills, Mountain Brook and Homewood to remember the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, this year returns to Homewood City Hall. Read more

News

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On Sept. 14, teams from across Vestavia Hills will help carry out service projects all across the city. Read more

News

From first aid to kayaking, the members of Scout Troop 86 Green tried nearly everything that Camp Comer had to offer in their first summer at camp. Read more

News

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

The new Vestavia Medical Plaza is still on track to open late this year after breaking ground last December. Read more

Businesses

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

From sponsoring community events to advertising at high school football games, small businesses are a part of life in Vestavia Hills. Read more

Businesses

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Photo courtesy of Urgent Care for Children.

This fall, Vestavia Hills will welcome two new pediatric urgent care clinics, both of which will provide after-hours care for children and young adults, birth to age 21. Read more

Businesses

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Photo by Jesse Chambers.

Three Vestavia Hills businesses have been announced as winners in the Alabama Retailer of the Year competition: New York Butcher Shoppe, Domino’s Pizza and Leaf and Petal. Read more

Businesses

Our “Phoenix Program” became operational on July 1. As you may have read in last month’s submission, this substance abuse intervention program provides an opportunity for individuals to seek counseling or recovery assistance. Read more

Mayor's Minute

VHCS Superintendent Todd Freeman said with a ranger placed on the third hole of the golf course, the playground can now be reopened. Read more

News

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Most runners would have tossed in the towel after running three races in two days. But Ethan Strand, as he has demonstrated time after time, is not like most runners. Read more

Sports

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

The new Wald Park, part of the Community Spaces plan, is designed with the intent to be an attraction for the city along U.S. 31 and will include new ballfields, green spaces, a new swimming pool, an amphitheater and a “great lawn” area. Read more

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Here's a look at some of the local high school football games this week. Read more

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The council also approved the bid for work at the Sicard Hollow Athletic Complex. Read more

News

From winning a national championship as a member of the Auburn football team in 2010 to starring in movies like “Woodlawn” and going on international tour with the cast of “Spamalot,” Blake Burgess has been busy since graduating from Vestavia Hills. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

When Western Supermarkets closed in January, Vestavia Hills lost a family-owned store that had been a staple in the community for decades. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Bluff Park Drone

The move was delayed in February after heavy rainfall delayed construction. Read more

Schools

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Photo by Todd Kwarcinski

The Vestavia Hills High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

Sports

Vestavia Hills vs. Briarwood

Todd Kwarcinski

Three touchdown tosses from Eli Sawyer was all Vestavia Hills would need as it cruised to a commanding 38-3 exhibition game victory over Briarwood on Friday night. Read more

Sports

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Photo courtesy of the Red Mountain Theatre Company.

Honorary chairs Carole Waitzman and Kam Patton hosted over 500 guests for Red Mountain Theatre Company’s biggest fundraiser of the year at UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center on April 27, 2019. Read more

People

Now that we have concluded one school year and prepare to begin another, the Vestavia Hills City Schools Foundation ("VHCSF") is once again proud to have helped our award-winning schools in achieving the excellence that we are all accustomed to. Read more

Schools

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Here's a look at several of the local high school football games this week. Read more

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Neal Embry

The amendment would alter the fee structure as part of a compromise between the city and AT&T. Read more

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Bendy's had been closed after the death of Ben and Wendy Treadwell's infant son, Owen, in late July. Read more

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The country club said in a statement emailed to the Voice on Friday night that it instructed players "further to the green." Read more

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

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Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy Marshall, a native of Vestavia Hills, Alabama, is an instructor at NETC, providing the fleet with sailors who possess the basic technical knowledge and skills necessary for naval service. Read more

People

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Photo Courtesy of Summar Zulanas.

As part of a fundraiser, the Vestavia Hills PTO is trying to turn the city “red and blue.” Read more

People

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Photo Courtesy of Michael Moore.

On Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, the final touches were completed on the new McCallum Nature Trail kiosk at McCallum Park. The kiosk was constructed as part of the Eagle Scout project of Graham Moore. Read more

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Neal Embry

Freeman spoke about the school's strategic plan and how to continually improve Vestavia Hills City Schools. Read more

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The city council also approved an increase of about $32,000 to the Green Valley Road sidewalk project. Read more

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Neal Embry

The event celebrates the return of the school year and is geared toward children and families. Read more

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In late April, the riverkeeper threatened to sue the Taylor Burton Company, claiming sediment had seeped into the Cahaba River. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Ryan Winslow American Legion Post 911

The raffle raised more than $3,300 to help support veterans in need. Read more

People

The country club said in a statement emailed to the Voice on Friday night that it instructed players "further to the green." Read more

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John Henry Kirkpatrick was one of two Alabama youths, selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 children ages 4 to 17, to represent the state at the JDRF 2019 Children’s Congress in Washington, D.C. Read more

People

The Prince of Peace Knights of Columbus recently gave parishioner Meagan Richardson a donation of $1,500 to support her FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) missionary work at Tulane University. Read more

People

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

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John Clark of Vestavia Hills recently attended Robotics Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, home of Space Camp, the Aviation Challenge, U.S. Cyber Camp and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Official Visitor Center. Read more

People

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Photo Courtesy of Milo's Hamburg

The restaurant is expected to open next spring. Read more

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Photo by Todd Lester.

In August, Buddy Anderson will begin his 42nd season as the head football coach at Vestavia Hills High School. His Rebels are aiming to build on a 2018 campaign that saw them go 6-4 and narrowly miss the Class 7A state playoffs. Read more

Sports

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Photo courtesy of David Leong.

One of life’s biggest challenges is attaining and maintaining success. Achieving success is the easy part, but sustaining success takes a special individual or group. The Vestavia Hills High School girls lacrosse team falls in that category. Read more

Sports

There was no mistaking when Walter Berry walked into the room. “When he would get here in the morning, you could tell right when he would walk in the door, because you would hear him,” said Jamie Pursell, owner of Leaf and Petal. Read more

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As of July, Unless U has received $1.25 million of the $1.3 million fundraising goal they set late last year to pay for their new building on Chestnut Street. Read more

News

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Photo by Alyx Chandler.

While some Vestavia Hills elementary students might be heading off to more traditional sports like soccer or tennis this fall, Treeline Expeditions LLC offers kids the unique opportunity to spend time after school paddling the Cahaba River. Read more

News

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Photo by Bobby Mathews.

Ground has been cleared and construction has started on the Publix at the Marketplace, located at the Bray at Liberty Park, according to new project manager John Bonanno. Read more

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Photo by Kristin Lindsey.

When Nick Lannuzzi, the owner of one of Birmingham’s newest food trucks, Nuzzi Gelato, went to Italy a few years ago and tried their artisan gelato for the first time, he couldn’t stop thinking about the frozen treat. Read more

Businesses

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Natalie and Shad Simpson both began dancing in Birmingham studios at around 2 years old. The husband and wife duo now own NS Dance Studio, where they can share their love for dance with others. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

The new Baumhower’s Victory Grille, along with adjacent business Dunkin’ (formerly known as Dunkin’ Donuts), are expected to open Oct. 1 or shortly before or after, a few weeks after college football season gets started. Read more

Businesses

The production and potential of a few Vestavia Hills High School baseball and softball players have been recognized over the summer months. Read more

Sports

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Photo courtesy of Vestavia Hills City Schools.

With a long career in education, Aimee Rainey is now prepared to take yet another step forward as she assumes the role of assistant superintendent of teaching and learning at Vestavia Hills City Schools. Read more

Schools

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Photo by Alyx Chandler.

The largest CrossFit event in the state of Alabama, Mayhem on the Mountain, is set to return to Oak Mountain State Park on Aug. 17 and 18. Read more

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For the sixth year in a row, Back 2 School in the Hills will provide families a chance to have one last party as the school year gets underway. Read more

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While flooding continues to be a concern in the city, City Manager Jeff Downes said the city is taking care of what it can. The most affected areas along U.S. 31 fall to the control of ALDOT, Jefferson County and private businesses. Read more

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Vestavia Hills is committed to assisting individuals that are struggling with addiction, and this intervention program would provide an opportunity for individuals that realize their addiction to seek counseling or recovery assistance. Read more

Mayor's Minute

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

Vestavia Hills City Schools Director of Public Relations Whit McGhee said he’s heard the first day of school is like “Christmas morning” for teachers and school leaders who work tirelessly over the summer to get to day one. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

After the state Legislature passed a bill aimed at keeping teens away from e-cigarette usage, city leaders in the greater Birmingham area are working together to address the issue in their respective cities. Read more

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

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Photo by Lexi Coon.

On August 1, families in the Vestavia Hills area can share their story of how they came to Alabama at the Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest. Read more

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Neal Embry

The goals were created as part of the strategic planning session held by Vestavia Hills City Schools. Read more

Schools

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Neal Embry

The bid allows work on the pool facility, baseball complex, parking and roadway work to begin almost immediately. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Vestavia Hills City Schools.

The Vestavia Hills High School math team placed fourth at the 49th annual Mu Alpha Theta National Convention, held in July. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Billie Allbritton.

On July 13, a group of past teachers, administrators and friends gathered at First Watch in Vestavia Hills City Center to celebrate the 90th birthday of Ozilene Cartee. Read more

People

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Photo courtesy of Beth Anne Loudermilk.

Several teams within the Vestavia Hills Youth Baseball network put together successful spring seasons, with teams ranging in age from six and under to high school. Read more

Sports

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Neal Embry

Byrne, from the Mobile area, questioned sitting Senator Doug Jones' values and positioned himself as an ally to President Donald Trump. Read more

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The building of a new softball and baseball complex, as well as improvements to Columbiana Road, were approved at the July 2 meeting. Read more

Schools

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The New Neighbors League Club (NNLC) of Birmingham announced its 2019 Annual Donation gift in July to the Alzheimer’s Research Program at UAB, led by Dr. Jeremy Hershkowitz. Read more

People

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Photo courtesy of Vestavia Hills City Schools.

Vestavia Hills City Schools will start the 2019-20 school year with an additional director of curriculum and instruction. Read more

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Neal Embry

There was no old or new business at the July council meeting, though Finance Director Melvin Turner gave a financial report. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Magic City Theatre On Ice.

The Magic City Theatre On Ice skating team defended their 2018 National title in the open division and won silver in the intermediate division during the National Theatre on Ice Competition at the end of June. Read more

People

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Photo courtesy of American Cancer Society South Region.

Tee It Up Fore Life, the American Cancer Society’s premier golf tournament in Birmingham, was held on June 10 at Old Overton Club in Vestavia Hills. Read more

Sports

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Photo courtesy of Kelly Atchison, Two Men and a Truck.

The 2019 Vestavia 8U All-Stars won the USSSA State Championship over the summer. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce.

Claire Christie of Vestavia Hills High School was one of 32 rising high school seniors who participated in the third annual Huntingdon College Economic and Community Development Scholars Program June 25-27. Read more

People

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Neal Embry

The event was moved indoors prior to the start time. Read more

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Neal Embry

Todd Freeman and VHCS CSFO Courtney Brown were called "rockstars" by Susan Salter from the Alabama Association of School Boards, which facilitated the review. Read more

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Neal Embry

The eight townhomes will go in the space previously occupied by the unfinished Vestavia Terrace condominiums, which burned down in July 2015. Read more

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Neal Embry

The studies were conducted as part of an APPLE Grant, and have not yet been formally approved by the City Council. Read more

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Lexi Coon

The text of HB 309 allows the president or chief executive of each campus to employ police officers to “keep off intruders and prevent trespass upon, and damage to, the property of the school or academy.” Read more

Private Schools

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Neal Embry

Merrill, who's been in office since 2015, spoke about his work in expanding voter registration and helping business leaders. Read more

Businesses

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Neal Embry

The council also approved the annexation of land to possibly be used for overflow parking at Vestavia Hills Elementary Dolly Ridge. Read more

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The VHUMC Farmers Market is in its fourth week and takes place each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Read more

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Neal Embry

The project has been in the works since 2014, and will connect both sides of the Sicard Hollow Athletic Complex. Read more

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Neal Embry

The memorial is partially finished, with statues to be added later. Read more

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Neal Embry

Chris Pfefferkorn has led the zoo since June 2018. Read more

Businesses

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Neal Embry

The council also heard a complaint from Dennis Hardy about a personnel issue. Read more

News

The Birmingham Water Works will replace four large valves in the Rocky Ridge area of the city. Read more

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Kyle Parmley

The Vestavia Hills girls soccer team capped off an unblemished season with a victory over McGill-Toolen on Saturday afternoon in the Class 7A state championship game. Read more

Sports

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Developer Charles Kessler is proposing to build eight town houses on a site where 15 condos previously burned down. Read more

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