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Lori Nichols Maple Book

Photo courtesy of Ken Nichols.

An idea began to blossom in Lori Nichols' mind. She believed she could utilize her skills as an illustrator to create children’s books. more

People

Drew Burgess found his passion in seventh grade. From the first day of sculpting class at Simmons Middle School, he knew he’d be a sculptor. In those formative years he worked with traditional mediums such as ceramic and clay. more

People

0213 Sikes

Photo by Keith McCoy

The wildly popular TV series The Little Rascals hit the airwaves in 1955. That same year on Valentine’s Day, Sikes Shoes opened for business. more

Businesses

Santa Claus is scheduled to make his first appearance of the year in Homewood on Tuesday, Dec. 11. He’ll be riding on a fire truck in the Homewood Christmas Parade and helping with the tree lighting ceremony in the plaza at City Hall. more

News

1212 Pearl Harbor

Photos courtesy of Lee Ousley.

Just after breakfast on Dec. 7, 1941, Homewood native Lee Ousley, a member of a 20-piece United States Navy band, was basking in the sunshine on the deck of the USS Dobbins in Honolulu when something caught his eye. more

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Revive the Rosies

Photo by Rick Watson

Francis “Fran” Carter was a riveter in the days when Rosie rose to be a cultural icon. Now that many years have passed, she has worked to preserve the memory of those who held traditionally men’s jobs during World War II. more

People

1012 OBrien House

Photo by Madoline Markham.

David O’Brien and his family always reminisced on how much they loved the pocket of neighbors around their first home in Edgewood. So, after spending a few years in a house across town, they made plans to move back. more

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09.12 Shelley Stewart

Photo by Rick Watson.

Stewart was born in a 12-by-15-foot room in the cellar of 25 Edgehill Road in 1934. more

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Homewood resident and UAB professor Glenn Feldman has traced this historic change in his new book, Painting Dixie Red: When, Where, Why, and How the South Became Republican, published by the University Press of Florida. more

People

0712 Jennifer Schuble cropped

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Jennifer Schuble is the fastest woman in Alabama on a bicycle. That’s why the Homewood resident was one of only five women in the world awarded a personal invitation to compete in cycling events at the 2012 Paralympics in London this summer. more

People

0712 Jo and Bob Echols Vietnam Love Story

Photo by Rick Watson.

Jo and Bob Echols met during the Vietnam War and a few adventures later landed in Homewood. more

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0612 Don Stewart

Photo by Rick Watson.

Don Stewart’s mother died when he was five years old, and it was then he knew he would become a doctor. But it wasn’t until the he had completed medical school and was training as a surgeon that he realized practicing medicine did not make him happy. more

People

0612 True Measure of a Man

Photo by Madoline Markham.

With the economic tsunami in recent years, men have been looking for answers amidst the loss of jobs and other life transitions. Where have they found them? The True Measure of a Man, a book written by Richard E. Simmons III of Homewood. more

People

0512 Sims Garden Group

Photos by Madoline Markham.

For decades, heirloom shrubs and flowers with standout roses lined five lots at 908 Highland Road. Thanks to new efforts, the legacy of Catherine Sims, the “Plant Lady of Homewood,” is living on in her Edgewood home’s garden. more

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A love that last: Jake and Margaret Monte

Photo by Rick Watson.

The seven-decade-long love story of Jake and Margaret Monte fills volumes. The two, who have lived in Homewood since 1954, celebrated their 71st anniversary on Jan. 30, 2012. more

People

Bill Massey WWII France

Photo by Rick Watson.

June 19, 1944 stands out in Bill Massey’s mind as though it were yesterday. The B-17 bomber pilot had flown four missions into Berlin and flown over Omaha Beach with a bird’s eye view of the D-Day invasion, but this day was different. more

People

 Homewood City Schools Foundation ipads

Photo courtesy of Mac Logue.

Integrating iPads into lesson plans is part of the new campaign “Build a foundation, be the difference” for the Homewood City Schools Foundation. more

Schools

Pianist Michael Dulin

Photo by Rick Watson.

When Michael Dulin and his wife, Jan, the assistant principal at Edgewood Elementary, were vacationing in Highlands, N.C., in 2003, he experienced an “aha” moment. The co-owner of Homewood recording studio PolyMusic, has recorded four solo piano CDs. more

People

A new beginning back home: Tom Zobel of Brother Bryan Mission

Photo by Rick Watson.

Homewood native and Shades Valley High School graduate Tom Zobel’s young life was the stuff country songs are made of. more

People

Holloway cycles across America

Photos courtesy of Janet Holloway.

At a time in life when most women her age are busy scrapbooking and chasing grandchildren, Janet Holloway of Homewood got on a bicycle and set out on a quest to see America. more

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Homewood Star August 2019