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Homewood City Council

Sydney Cromwell

The council also set several public hearings for its next meeting. Read more

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The revised agreement reflects several changes requested by residents. Read more

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Brookwood Village

Erin Nelson

The mall’s specialty leasing and marketing coordinator, Anne Stephens, said this variety is intentional as the mall looks to reinvent itself as a place for community gathering and entertainment, not just shopping. Read more

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Homewood Football

Photo by Layton Dudley.

Homewood High School has won a plethora of football games over the last several years. The Patriots have won at least nine games in six of the last seven seasons, including consecutive 10-win campaigns in 2017 and 2018. Read more

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John Carroll Football

Photo by Jimmy Mitchell.

Last year was just a blip on the radar, if you ask Logan Colafrancesco. The John Carroll Catholic High School football team struggled to a 1-9 season in 2018, attempting to compete in Class 5A with an already small roster plagued by injuries. Read more

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Walt Harris wants to prove he’s ‘the best in the world." Read more

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One year ago, Walter Carr made national headlines for taking an unconventional route to work. Carr walked 20 miles in the middle of the night in July 2018 when his car broke down on the way to his first move with Bellhops. Read more

People

Want to get more involved in your child’s school, or simply know more about what’s going on? Your school’s PTO is where to go. Get to know this year’s PTO presidents and their plans for events, fundraising and more. Read more

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The eighth annual Sidewalk Sale took place downtown on Saturday, July 27. Read more

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This summer, I’ve been reading a book I think will become my required summertime reading. “Liturgy of the Ordinary” (by Tish Harrison Warren) is about finding God’s presence “in the cracks of our days.” Read more

Lauren Denton

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Celebrate the new school year with Homewood Parks & Recreation and the West Homewood Neighborhood Association as they host the 4th Annual Back 2 School Bash at Patriot Park on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Read more

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Taste of Bham 2018

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The Birmingham Boys Choir, which draws boys from all over the Birmingham-Hoover metro area, is holding its ninth annual Taste of Birmingham fundraiser on Aug. 20. Read more

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Alabama knows how to tailgate. Although houses may be divided by rivalries with seven days until kickoff, it is time to unite for a good cause at the 11th Annual Tailgate Challenge. Read more

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The Homewood Chamber of Commerce has a new date and a new location for its annual Chamber Golf Classic. Read more

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The Homewood Library Foundation Block Party will return this year for its sixth run on Saturday, Aug.17, in the Homewood Public Library parking lot. Read more

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The Alabama Wildlife Center will present the eighth annual Chips & Chirps fundraiser event on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens from 7 to 10 p.m. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Rachel Barrett.

What do you get when you combine happy hues, sophisticated whimsy and a hint of nostalgia with children’s clothing? Praline — a city-Southern design that embraces the spirit of South while being versatile. Read more

Businesses

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Shea Davis Boutique, named after Stephanie Love's sons Bennett Davis, 12, and Robert Shea, 9, will aim to bring a personal, intimate shopping experience to Homewood. Read more

Businesses

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Ben Cook, 57, has worked at Savage’s for nearly 40 years. He came on board as a teenager and now makes the drive to 18th Street South in Homewood every day from Center Point. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Kyle Bass, Homewood Theatre.

In just three seasons, Homewood Theatre has gone from an initial idea to selling out shows. With its move to a new spot at Brookwood Village, co-founder Kyle Bass said the theater can put on more shows and host them for more weekends. Read more

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Mark Westfall very clearly remembers his son, Adam, looking up at him when he was 6 years old and saying, “You know, dad, one day I’m going to be a professional skateboarder.” Little did he know, his son was telling the truth. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

For teachers, students and parents in Homewood, the clock is ticking down to the first day of school on Aug. 12. Read more

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Tour an open house this weekend from 2-4 p.m. Read more

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Photos by Alyx Chandler.

Treeline Expeditions, created seven years ago by Bill and Suzanne Andrews, is an eco-tour guide service that encourages locals to get outside and explore through after-school activities and other outdoor and backpacking trips. Read more

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Lawrence Corley has been elected president of Homewood Rotary Club for the 2019-20 club year. Read more

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Fire Station 2

Sydney Cromwell

The city of Homewood is making plans for a property purchase on Green Springs Highway for the future construction of a new fire station. Read more

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Dr. Paul Doran was recognized for nine years of distinguished service on the Homewood Public Library Board of Trustees at the July board meeting. Read more

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Samford University Agreement

Sydney Cromwell

Revisions to the agreement will be discussed again in August. Read more

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Over the summer, the Dance Foundation brought its Dancing with Words program to Hall-Kent Elementary’s RISE summer learning program for its second year. Read more

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West Homewood District 7-10-19

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The proposed changes would prohibit more townhouses, light industrial businesses and funeral homes in the West Homewood District. Read more

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The agreement would limit Samford's purchase and rezoning of neighboring homes. Read more

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The Historic Preservation Commission will use the grant for work on Union Missionary Baptist Church. Read more

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Tree planting

Photo courtesy of Henry Hughes.

Local volunteers representing the city of Homewood started an urban tree inventory on July 1 that will continue through the summer. The study is being conducted by the Homewood Environmental Commission. Read more

People

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Photo courtesy of Amy Milam.

The Homewood Environmental Commission was recognized by the Alabama Forestry Commission on June 25 for beginning Homewood’s second year as a Tree City U.S.A. Read more

People

Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic (OLS) School fifth-grader Violetta Rohr was recently a national competitor in the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Read more

People

Seventh-grader Maggie Von Hagel, a student at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School, was honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. Read more

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Neal Embry

The meeting allowed residents and business owners to meet with representatives from PlaceMakers and the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham. Read more

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Travel Inn 6-25-19

Photo by Jon Anderson

At least one hotel owner has objected to the city's stance that hotel guests must stay less than 180 consecutive days. Read more

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Rosedale community meeting

Sydney Cromwell

The developers of two proposed mixed-use buildings at the corner of 18th Street South and 26th Avenue South say they’re going to take another look at their development’s height and other factors after a meeting with Rosedale residents Thursday. Read more

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Market Table

Sydney Cromwell

The owners of SoHo Social plan to open a sister restaurant right next door, according to a press release today. Read more

Restaurants

Off Central

Sydney Cromwell

T-shirts will be the shop’s biggest inventory, as well as hats and cups. Read more

Businesses

Alabama Allergy & Asthma Chamber Luncheon

Sydney Cromwell

Dr. Carolyn Comer was the speaker at the Homewood Chamber of Commerce's June 18 luncheon. Read more

Businesses

West Homewood District Zoning

Sydney Cromwell

This will come before the council on June 24. Read more

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West Homewood Construction Moratorium

Sydney Cromwell

The moratorium applies to any construction that meets the Building, Engineering and Zoning Department’s definition of new construction, though remodeling or renovation work will be allowed. Read more

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The ceremony was held Saturday at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Read more

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The plans for a new mixed-use development in Rosedale were carried over to the July meeting. Read more

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The West Homewood District has a zoning code separate from the rest of the city. Read more

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Chuck Adams

Sydney Cromwell

Bell Media Vice President of Business Development Chuck Adams spoke to the Homewood Chamber of Commerce at its May 21 luncheon. Read more

Businesses

Flooding and erosion issues have been a persistent problem throughout Homewood during heavy storms due to a number of factors, including old and undersized drains, hard surfaces that prevent absorption into the ground and the loss of trees. Read more

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Central Avenue

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At its May 20 meeting, the council approved Volkert Engineering’s proposal to study Central Avenue and the possibility of reconnecting a former street along Griffin Brook as a greenway for people on bikes or on foot. Read more

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Photos by Sydney Cromwell.

Market Table's last day in business will be May 24. Read more

Restaurants

Oxmoor Road turkey foot intersection 2019 plans

Courtesy of ALDOT

With a new, reduced scope, the plans to redesign the “turkey foot” intersection of Oxmoor Road and Oxmoor Boulevard are expected to move forward this year. Read more

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The City Council will interview the candidates on Wednesday, May 15. Read more

Schools

City Council May 13

Sydney Cromwell

After some initial confusion and a narrow vote on May 13, the Homewood City Council will have to pass a resolution approving the sign variance request at its next meeting. Read more

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The Homewood and John Carroll high school sports teams were in action last week. Read more

Sports

State Soccer Finals

Kyle Parmley

The Homewood girls soccer team knocked off Chelsea on Saturday morning to win the program's first Class 6A state championship. Read more

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Both Sweet Jon's Cafe and the Studio Store opened in 2018. Read more

Businesses

The city worked with Volkert Engineering to determine its paving priorities. Read more

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Jared Lewis Development

Sydney Cromwell

The next meeting will be June 4. Read more

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Streetlights

Sydney Cromwell

The council will also vote on a contract for a citywide traffic study at its next meeting. Read more

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Sarah Finnegan

The Homewood and John Carroll sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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Photo by Sam Chandler

The Homewood High School track and field teams competed Thursday to Saturday at the state meet in Gulf Shores. Read more

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18th Streetscape Project

Courtesy of City of Homewood

Strickland said they are currently working on getting plans approved by the state and gaining construction easements to do the work. The project likely won’t be put out for bid until around the start of 2020. Read more

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Sydney Cromwell

The splash pad opens to the public on Monday, and the main pool opens later this month. Read more

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BZA May 2, 2019

Sydney Cromwell

A variance request on Oak Grove Road was carried over to the June meeting. Read more

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