Council president Bruce Limbaugh and Ward 3 representatives Patrick McClusky and Walter Jones listen to discussion of the 2014-2015 budget at the Sept. 22 city council meeting.

Sydney Cromwell.

Council approves 2014-2015 budget

The budget includes $215,300 for merit raises, $900,000 for new police vehicles and $350,000 for two new garbage trucks. more »

Sep 22, 2014 News

Homewood joins Vestavia Hills and Mountain Brook for Patriot Day Ceremony

On Sept. 11, the communities of Vestavia Hills, Mountain Brook and Homewood gathered together for a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony and Patriot's Day Celebration at the Vestavia City Center. more »

Sep 11, 2014 News (1 Comments)

The corner of Oak Grove Road and West Oxmoor Road, shown in red, is the planned location for a multi-use, New Orleans-inspired building called The Grove.

Courtesy of Google Maps

New Orleans-style building may come to West Oxmoor

Council president Bruce Limbaugh said the potential buyers plan to create a two-story, multi-use building on the property called “The Grove.” The building’s design will be influenced by the former home of one of the buyers in New Orleans. more »

Sep 8, 2014 News

Red Mountain Dog Park opens Saturday

Dogs will be able to roam a 6-acre section of Red Mountain Park off leash starting Saturday, Sept. 6. The new Remy’s Dog Park officially opens at 9 a.m., and a ribbon will be cut by donor Ken Jackson and Mayor William Bell at 11 a.m. more »

Sep 5, 2014 News (2 Comments)

Ameer legend

If you could put a finger on it, maybe it was that day in the weedy fields behind the Club Apartments off Valley Avenue. more »

Aug 25, 2014 Sports

Will Hoge performs at Vulcan AfterTunes.

Photo courtesy of Vulcan Park and Museum.

AfterTunes concert series return to Vulcan

Vulcan Park and Museum will kick of its tenth year of Vulcan AfterTunes on Sept. 28 with a performance by The Revivalists, an indie rock group from New Orleans. more »

Aug 25, 2014 People

Fire fighters participate in last year’s Patriot Day ceremony at the Mountain Brook Municipal Complex.

Photo by Jeff Thompson.

Annual Patriot Day Ceremony to be held in Vestavia

The cities of Vestavia Hills, Mountain Brook and Homewood are joining together to host a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the Vestavia City Center. more »

Aug 25, 2014 People

Runners wait at the starting line at last year’s Monkey C Monkey Run.

Photo courtesy of Camp Smile-A-Mile.

Time to run

Check out the upcoming races around Homewood. more »

Aug 25, 2014 People

Manager Julie Marix and employee Kirsten Smith ride PlasmaCars around the store.

Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Homewood Toy and Hobby

Homewood Toy & Hobby is all about a fun and casual atmosphere. Plastic palm trees reach to the ceiling and model planes hang suspended over the aisles. more »

Aug 25, 2014 Businesses

At the Aug. 25 city council meeting, Barry Smith takes her oath of office to become the Ward 4 Place 1 representative. Her husband Kyle and sons Hardy and Thomas joined her as she took the oath.

Sydney Cromwell

New member, new budget at Monday's city council meeting

Judge Alan King administered the oath to Barry Wise Smith, who was surrounded by her husband Kyle and sons Hardy and Thomas. more »

Aug 25, 2014 News

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Main Street coordinator speaks at chamber luncheon

After relaunching the economic development arm of Main Street Alabama, speaker Mary Helmer now works with cities to help downtown areas build on the authentic of who they are, grow existing businesses and bring in new ones. more »

Aug 19, 2014 News

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