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The Vestavia Hills annual city Christmas tree lighting is coming up just after Thanksgiving this year. more

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Sydney Cromwell

The smoke house comes to Vestavia elementary schools once a year to teach fire safety lessons. more

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The paratransit bus service provides rides for retirees and people with disabilities around central Alabama. more

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Martin’s Bar-B-Que is a Nashville-based restaurant that builds on the west Tennessee tradition of smoking whole hogs, which Martin said he learned in college. more

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The bond debt will be paid off through the 1-cent sales tax increase approved in April. more

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A second entertainment district in Vestavia Hills, this one in Cahaba Heights, is being explored by the City Council with possible action coming later this summer. more

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell

Compared to national averages, Birmingham is lagging behind in growth for population, jobs and overall economic development. more

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The competition was held Saturday, July 14. more

People

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Photo courtesy of Vulcan Solar Power.

Vestavia Office Park started 2018 with a project to become more energy friendly. more

Businesses

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Photo courtesy of Lette Macarons.

Traditional French macarons are considered one of the most challenging desserts to make. Koumetz’s Lette Macarons will celebrate its grand opening on June 24. more

People

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Photos by Sarah Finnegan.

Most contests settled in June primary, but handful move on to July 17 runoffs. more

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Photos by Sarah Finnegan.

Residents question city animal control policies permitting euthanasia of unclaimed strays. more

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

July 10 will be a big day for Vestavia Hills City Schools. The Board of Education will hear and vote on Superintendent Todd Freeman’s recommendation on a plan to rezone the school system by the 2019-20 school year. more

VHHS

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Photo courtesy of Bluff Park Drone

Depending on state approvals, work could begin on both sites within a month. more

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Sydney Cromwell

Proximity to schools, travel time and keeping neighborhoods within the same zoning were among top concerns from parents at the Wednesday morning meeting. more

Schools

The course was closed for about 17 months of construction. more

Businesses

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Sydney Cromwell

Goodwin had a 35-year career with the U.S. Navy. more

Businesses

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Photos by Sarah Finnegan.

Henger’s rugs have been featured in several magazines and exhibitions, from the Riverchase Loves Art show and the Southern Voices conference locally to displays across the nation. d more

People

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Photos by Sydney Cromwell.

Birmingham Bandits flyball club rewards canines, owners alike. more

People

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

At 98 years old, Carl Cooper has seen a lot. more

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