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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


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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


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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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Stand-up comedians and Grown Up Comedy creators Beth Bloomfield and Junior Cook are bringing a new comedy event once a month to the Vestavia community this summer. Read more



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Cahaba Heights offers new ways for people to access fresh food. Read more


Art House encourages kids’ creative engagement. Read more



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On May 4, there will be a group performance made up of many of the cello and violin students and even some of the instructors, including Bast, at Vestavia Hills Lutheran Church. Read more



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To celebrate May as Mental Health Awareness Month, Vestavia Hills students are sharing their interpretation of mental health through an inaugural community art event: Kalopsi(ART). Read more


Chase “Cricket” Davis has always been active and adventurous — it runs in the family. Read more

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Fencing is a combat sport where points are scored through the contact with an opponent, with the three modern disciplines including foil, épée and saber. Read more



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Addressing student needs in Vestavia Hills City Schools has always been the number one priority, Aimee Rainey, director of student services, said. Read more

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Walker Simmons, a second-grader at Vestavia Hills Elementary West, said each year, his favorite part of the Racing for Children’s event is getting to watch the races — and eating the snacks, he added. Read more



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Klingler’s Café, Bakery and Catering has passed down the passion for German-styled cuisine. Read more


The fascination of seeing the sheer beauty of individual stones, Wild said, is one of the biggest reasons people join the Alabama Mineral and Lapidary Society. Read more



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Avondale Antiques specializes in items from styles including mid-century, retro and industrial, in addition to selling vintage lawn and garden collectibles. Read more



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Two Vestavia schools, Vestavia Hills Elementary West and Vestavia Hills Elementary Cahaba Heights, were chosen to be Bicentennial Schools. Read more


Recently, Home Instead has turned its focus to community involvement by offering free online articles and resources all about “rewriting retirement.” Read more



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David Butler began a study over the summer through a series of water testing surveys to identify which banks along the Cahaba River have the greatest need for restoration. Read more



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This year's Brazilian Day at Horizon Church was filled with warm smiles and warm weather, with an abundance of delicious, authentic food options. Read more


Senior Claire Kankirawatana leaves Girls State and Girls Nation feeling inspired and empowered. Read more


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