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Back to School Tax Holiday

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The state of Alabama’s annual back-to-school tax holiday is set this year for July 19-21, offering parents a chance to save money on their children’s school supplies. Read more



Photo by Erica Techo.

For the second year in a row, the back-to-school tax-free weekend will take place in July. Read more


Vestavia schools started the new school year on Thursday, Aug. 10, and Vestavia Voice asked the community to send in their back-to-school pictures. Enjoy browsing through shots of students starting another school year in Vestavia! Read more



Photo by Erica Techo.

Those looking to have tax-free back-to-school shopping will have to hit the shops a little earlier this year. Read more



Photo by Frank Couch and Maryellen Newton.

Beginning Friday, Aug. 5, at 12:01 a.m. and ending Sunday, Aug. 7, at midnight, participating cities in Alabama will hold their 11th annual tax-free holiday weekend. Read more


The first day of school marks a new year with new classes, new teachers and new friends. Read more


Ice Cream Day, Vikings, new friendships. From adorable to serious, local students share their thoughts on the upcoming school year. Read more


Alabama’s annual Back-to-School tax-free weekend will take place from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, to midnight on Sunday, Aug. 9. Mountain Brook, Hoover, Vestavia, Homewood and Shelby County will be participating in the sales tax holiday. Read more


The Back 2 School in the Hills event is coming back for its second year on Friday, Aug. 14. The free festival will be located at Oliver Square, 3246 Cahaba Heights Road. Read more

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Cahaba Heights Elementary

Photo courtesy of Lauren K. Tucker.

Fourth and fifth grade student leaders at Vestavia Hills Elementary Cahaba Heights welcomed kindergarteners and new students back to school. Read more

Cahaba Heights

Saint Mark United Methodist Church will celebrate back-to-school this Sunday, Aug. 10 on the Berry Campus Football Field. Read more


Alabama’s Back-to-School tax-free weekend will be held at retail stores throughout the state on Aug. 1-3. It will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 1 and end on Aug. 3 at midnight. Read more

0714 back to school fashion

Photo courtesy of Tracy Dismukes.

Vestavia Hills’ own clothing boutiques Collage Designer Consignment and Kidz Closet & More are here to make your wardrobe school-ready, even if you aren’t. Read more


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