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Vulcan is presenting a holiday light show at the famed Vulcan statue each night during the Christmas season. Read more

Homewood City Council

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Council President Peter Wright, after a hearing that drew about 250 attendees, said the item will come up again next week, Dec. 16. Read more

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The Homewood High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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Homewood Christmas Parade

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Hundreds gathered in downtown Homewood on Thursday for the annual Christmas Parade and Star Lighting. Read more

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Homewood City Council

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The committee voted to send the plan to the council without recommendation. A public hearing will be held Dec. 9 Read more

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The Homewood High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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On Nov. 13, the Homewood Library Foundation held a reception for past donors, sponsors and members. Read more

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In the second annual All-South Metro team, the Homewood High School volleyball team was represented well. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

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

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Homewood Board of Education

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The Homewood City Schools Board of Education met Nov. 19. Read more

Schools

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The Homewood Chamber of Commerce and Homewood Beautification Board gave their 3rd Quarter Beautification Award to Homewood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. Read more

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The plan to rezone downtown Homewood will also be discussed by the Planning and Development Committee on Dec. 2 Read more

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The Homewood High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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Super Regional Volleyball

Photo by Kyle Parmley.

High school volleyball season has come to an end for the Homewood and John Carroll high school programs. Read more

Sports

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Sixty-six students came out for the cross-country team this fall, and the boys punctuated a strong season by winning their third consecutive Metro South championship. Read more

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Photo by Kyle Parmley.

Tim Shepler has four players on his Homewood High School boys basketball team that he would consider known commodities. He’s looking for a handful of others to step up during the 2019-20 season and push themselves into that category. Read more

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Homewood ended the season with a 4-7 overall record after falling to Pinson Valley in the playoffs’ first round Nov. 8. The Cavaliers started hot with two wins to begin the season, but some close losses and a tough region left them at 2-8. Read more

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This fall, the Vestavia Hills native and current Homewood resident completed his first tour, which included stops in five states. Read more

People

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Paul Doran has packed more into his years than many people do in a lifetime. But it’s starting the Homewood Library Foundation at the Homewood Public Library eight years ago that is among his favorite accomplishments. Read more

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Mountain Brook Firefighters Local 1295 and Homewood Firefighters Local 1288 are joining with Tonya Jones SalonSpa and Cahaba Brewery for the 2019 version of Shave-A-Firefighter, which culminates with an event Dec. 6 at Tonya Jones SalonSpa. Read more

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Parenting is scary, yes? Sure it’s a lot of other things too—fun, frustrating, joyful, nerve-wracking. But a thread of fear always works its way through the “job” of parenting, doesn’t it? Read more

Lauren Denton

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Homes in Vestavia Hills and Mountain Brook, including the home of the president of Samford University in Homewood, will be on display during this year’s Legacy League Home Tour. Read more

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The Alabama Ballet is one of eight companies licensed by The George Balanchine Trust to perform his version of “The Nutcracker.” Read more

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The Birmingham Boys Choir will once again return to Briarwood Presbyterian Church in December for its Christmas concert. The 42nd annual concert is set for Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. and is a free gift to the community. Read more

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The Homewood community will hold its annual Christmas Parade and star lighting Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m. Read more

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On Oct. 11, Foundation Director Carlye Dudgeon and Homewood school board members visited all five of the city’s public schools to notify recipients of their selection. The foundation distributed around $76,000 in grants. Read more

Schools

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During halftime of the Homewood High School football game against Carver, the band found out it has been invited to march in the 2021 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. Read more

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The Lakeshore Foundation has been helping people with disabilities since it was formed in 1984, but a renovation will help it extend its reach far beyond the city limits. Read more

Businesses

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According to Margie Ingram of Ingram & Associates, which is in charge of sales and marketing for The Eastbury, the development’s first phase opened this fall and consists of 66 units. Read more

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Bandit specializes in pastries but also serves breakfast and lunch. Its pastry selection consists of items both savory and sweet, such as croissants, danishes and cookies. Read more

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Homewood will be a little brighter this holiday season, with many new decorations slated to premiere. Read more

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City councilors from the Birmingham metro area, including some from Homewood, are making a push to educate residents about what they can and can’t recycle. Read more

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This work has been rewarded by the city’s designation as a Tree City USA in 2019-20 for the second consecutive year, according to HEC chair Amy Milam. Read more

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After four candidates interviewed, Hardin emerged as the new councilor after the council unanimously approved the choice. Read more

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To explore the grounds of the Pink House, the magnificent Italianate stucco home built in Edgewood in 1921 by artists Georges and Eleanor Bridges, is to venture into what seems like another world, another time. Read more

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The allure of long, full lashes cannot be denied, and Homewood’s Iron City Lash Bar is dedicated to providing that look to its patrons. Read more

Businesses

Homewood Planning Commission

Photo by Jacob Cole.

The Homewood Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday turned contentious after residents raised concerns about the proposed new zoning plan for downtown. Read more

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Congratulations to Shades Cahaba Elementary School Principal John Lowry for being named Samford University’s 2019 Learning for Life honoree. Read more

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Homewood State Cross Country

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The Homewood High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

Sports

Homewood State Cross Country

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The Homewood High School cross-country teams swept Class 6A for the second straight year. Read more

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Two-time defending state champion Pinson Valley was too much for Homewood, as the Patriots fell 42-7 to the Indians. Read more

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As part of the STEM curriculum, first-grade students learned how engineers use the design process to solve problems in their everyday lives. Read more

Private Schools

Homewood Football

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Here's a look at the local high school football games this week. Read more

Homewood

Homewood Football

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The Homewood High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

Homewood

Homewood Football

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Homewood High School's fourth-quarter turnover was the difference on Friday night. Read more

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The Homewood Public Library received a $3,000 grant from the Homewood Rotary to purchase a collection of 77 Playaway Wonderbooks. Read more

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Here's a look at the local high school football games this week. Read more

Homewood

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What do Pocahontas, Helen Keller, Abraham Lincoln and Mia Hamm have in common? They are only a few of our country’s historical figures represented in a special presentation by the third-grade students at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School. Read more

Private Schools

Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School celebrated the month of October in a very special way. Read more

Private Schools

Super Regional Volleyball

Kyle Parmley

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

Sports

John Carroll Football

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John Carroll's season came to an end on Thursday night with a loss to Ramsay. Read more

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Homewood High School senior quarterback Pate Owen accounted for four touchdowns in his team's 28-6 victory over Jackson-Olin on Thursday night. Read more

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Homewood City Council

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The Homewood City Council came to a decision at its Oct. 21 meeting. Read more

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Here's a look at the local high school football games this week. Read more

Sports

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Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

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

Sports

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John Carroll Catholic High School's comeback attempt fell just shy on Friday night. Read more

John Carroll

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Homewood High School clinched a playoff berth for the eighth straight year with its win over Carver-Birmingham on Friday night. Read more

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Photos by Erin Nelson.

Bob was playing banjo in a bluegrass band with Klari’s brother when the pair met, and it’s too simple to say that it was love at first sight. Settle for attraction. Read more

People

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The Meals on Wheels of Central Alabama program runs two routes in Homewood, serving 12 senior citizens total, with the Homewood Senior Center anchoring those routes. Read more

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In September 2018, a handful of Homewood parents came together to create a support group called Embracing Dyslexia. Read more

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Photos by Kyle Parmley.

Kevin Tubbs is back at Homewood High School, where he served as athletic director and girls basketball coach through the 2016-17 year. He has returned to the school after a couple years in Seattle and resumed his role as coach. Read more

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Katie Crim is still one of the relatively few female football players in the country, but that did not stop her from winning the Homewood kicker job as a sophomore. Read more

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The former Homewood High School star has become the Blazers’ top cornerback as a sophomore. He matches up against opponents’ top wide receivers and rarely leaves the field for the reigning Conference USA champions. Read more

Sports

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As much as I love my children … as much as I love my husband, my parents, my brother, my friends … what they think of me doesn’t define who I am. Read more

Lauren Denton

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The Vulcan Park Foundation recently announced its honorees for 2019 in the annual Vulcans Community Awards, which recognize citizens in the Birmingham area who demonstrate civic pride and leadership. Read more

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This year’s main event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23. Read more

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Vulcan Run 10K

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Competitors in the Vulcan Run 10K, which starts and finishes at Sloss Furnaces, will take off Nov. 2 at 8 a.m. Read more

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All of the 18th Street shops and some others in downtown Homewood will participate in the event, which will be Nov. 7, from 5-8 p.m. Read more

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After more than two decades of inspiring and guiding excellence, Pence plans to retire after the 2019-20 academic year. Read more

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Ben Burkhalter is a senior at Homewood High School and, since he was 13 years old, has been climbing boulders. Read more

People

The name Nations comes from Matthew 28:11, when Jesus said to make disciples of all nations. Muir-Taylor said she is also hoping that as the company grows, they represent different ministries in many nations. Read more

Businesses

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Trinity United Methodist Church at 1400 Oxmoor Road is well on its way to being an upgraded house of worship for the Homewood area. Read more

Businesses

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Photos by Erin Nelson.

Tucked away in the back corner of Shades Valley Presbyterian Church, in a few first-floor classrooms, a special school exists. It’s called the Woolley Institute for Spoken-Language Education, and it teaches children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Read more

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Rosie the Riveter was an American icon during World War II. But to Frances Carter, being a Rosie was her American duty. Read more

People

Chelsea VS Homewood Football 2019

Sarah Finnegan

Here's a look at some of the local high school football games this week. Read more

Sports

Homewood Chamber Luncheon

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The Homewood Chamber of Commerce held its monthly luncheon Oct. 15. Read more

Businesses

Homewood Board of Education

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The Homewood school board met Oct. 15. Read more

Schools

Chelsea VS Homewood Football 2019

Sarah Finnegan

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

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Sarah Finnegan

Homewood High School held on for a 27-26 victory over Chelsea on Friday night. Read more

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John Carroll Football

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The John Carroll football team was shutout on Friday night at Pleasant Grove. Read more

John Carroll

Homewood Football

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Here's a look at some of the local high school football games this week. Read more

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Homewood City Council

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Peter Wright will take over for Bruce Limbaugh after he resigned unexpectedly from the Homewood City Council on Friday, Oct. 4. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

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

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Creative Montessori School students welcomed visitors to the school the morning of Sept. 13 for a Grandparents Breakfast. The school hosted more than 200 grandparents and special guests in observance of Grandparents Day. Read more

Private Schools

Some very special guests visited the students at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School for Gandpals Day on Oct. 3. Young and old celebrated Mass together followed by guided tours to the classrooms and a guest reception. Read more

Private Schools

John Carroll vs Briarwood

Layton Dudley

The Cavaliers came up short on Friday night in a 48-16 road loss at Briarwood Christian. Read more

John Carroll

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Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

Here's a look at some of the local high school football games this week. Read more

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Homewood Planning Commission

Photo by Jacob Cole

The Commission heard one zoning case, discussed possible changes in NPD setbacks and set a public hearing about downtown rezoning. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

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

Sports

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The John Carroll football team fell to Fultondale 21-20 on Friday night. Read more

John Carroll

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Homewood's homecoming was spoiled by Center Point's late touchdown and two-point conversion on Friday night. Read more

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I’ll be honest with you here: I was all ready to write this month’s column on memories of my childhood, how I tend to long for the past and how I’ve recreated the best parts of it in some way in my novels. But then Andy Bernard messed it all up. Read more

Lauren Denton

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

The playoff fates of high school football teams are sealed in the month of October, as region play draws to a close and the regular season concludes. Read more

Sports

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Photos by Erin Nelson.

Like most twins, Abby and Jane Wilson share many similar characteristics. But they are also two distinctly different individuals, on and off the volleyball court. Read more

Homewood

The Goldasich brothers have been playing golf their whole lives, but now there is an added twist of competing against one another. Read more

Sports

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Photo courtesy of the Homewood Public Library.

Ever wanted to find a ghost? A poltergeist? Maybe even a haint? Then the Homewood Public Library and the Southern Ghost Girls Tours and Paranormal Investigations have just the event for you: a paranormal tour of the library. Read more

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The Junior League of Birmingham’s 14th annual Shop Save & Share fundraiser this year is scheduled for Oct. 2-13. Read more

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This year, Oct. 20 marks the 26th annual Handmade Arts Show at Homewood Central Park, along with Pickin’ in the Park. Read more

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Walk for Williams organizer and Homewood resident Sheetal Cordry said the walk, despite being only a year old, is already growing in community support. Read more

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Anyone can be a part of the NEDA Walk, set for Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. at Homewood Central Park, with check-in starting at 2. Online registration closes Oct. 4 at 2 p.m., but in-person registration will take place before the walk. Read more

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For the 15th year in a row, area residents are invited to enjoy three days of concerts held in the shadow of the world’s largest cast-iron statue. Read more

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Photo courtesy of the Homewood Public Library.

Ever wanted to find a ghost? A poltergeist? Maybe even a haint? Then the Homewood Public Library and the Southern Ghost Girls Tours and Paranormal Investigations have just the event for you: a paranormal tour of the library. Read more

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The seventh annual Homewood Witches Ride, set for Sunday, Oct. 27, has a new theme of “Follow the Call of the Disco Ball” and will feature the Disco Amigos. Read more

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The third annual Magic City Mac N’ Cheese Festival will return to Brookwood Village with local teams’ inventive takes on the classic dish. Read more

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The neuro-oncology units at UAB and Children’s of Alabama will benefit from a run in downtown Homewood this month. The Blazer Bolt for Brain Cancer will be Saturday, Oct. 19, with runs of several distances. Read more

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It's time for Homewood City Schools to host their annual fall festivals — popular fundraisers that support beneficial programs and events for local schools. Read more

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If you ever notice a larger than usual number of out-of-towners in Homewood, there are at least 10 weeks each year that they might be in town because of Dr. Cecil A. Long. Read more

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Photos by Erin Nelson.

The Food Allergy Treatment Center at Alabama Allergy & Asthma Center works with patients to bring their allergen tolerance down to a safe level so they can reintroduce those everyday experiences into their lives. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

Daniel Chaplin wants to appear on the “Dancing with the Stars” ABC television show someday. Until then, he’s also happy to be one of the performers taking the stage for “Dancing with the Stars of the Magic City.” Read more

People

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Photo courtesy of Shades Cahaba Elementary.

The first students walked through the doors at Shades Cahaba school Sept. 19, 1920. Though the building has had some additions and renovations since then, it looked much the same when it welcomed its 100th class of students this August. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

Here's a look at some of the local high school football games this week. Read more

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City employees will receive a 2.5% cost-of-living raise and eligible employees will receive merit raises. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson Starnes Media

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

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John Carroll fell to Woodlawn on Thursday night in a region contest. Read more

Sports

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

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Here's a look at some of the local high school football games this week. Read more

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Homewood Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

Photo by Jacob Cole

State Sen. Jabo Waggoner and Rep. David Faulkner spoke at Tuesday's Homewood Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. Read more

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

Sports

Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church is the recipient of a notable award from the American Red Cross. Read more

People

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John Carroll dropped a region game to Parker on Friday night. Read more

John Carroll

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The Helena High School football team rallied to secure a 28-24 victory over Homewood on Friday. Read more

Homewood

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Homewood High School is pleased to announce the names of our 2019-2020 semifinalists: Catherine Grill, Graham Harrison,Cooper McRae and John Robert Wallace. Read more

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Homewood AT Pelham Football 2019

Sarah Finnegan

Here's a look at some of the local high school football games this week. Read more

Sports

Current Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill and state Representative Arnold Mooney will speak beginning at 9 a.m. Read more

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Photo by Jacob Cole.

The city seeks to contract with the Birmingham firm of Kimley Horn to do a citywide traffic study. Read more

Holy Family Cristo Rey’s board acquired the former Center Street Middle School on June 11, 2019 from the Birmingham Board of Education. Renovations and upgrades were made over the summer in time for classes to begin on August 8. Read more

Schools

Homewood AT Pelham Football 2019

Sarah Finnegan

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

Sports

John Carroll vs. Fairfield

Layton Dudley

The John Carroll football team suffered a 48-14 loss to Fairfield on Friday in its region opener. Read more

John Carroll

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Sarah Finnegan

Homewood High started fast and never let up on Friday, earning a region win over Pelham. Read more

Homewood

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Homewood VS Vestavia Football 2019

Sarah Finnegan

Here's a look at some of the local high school football games this week. Read more

Sports

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Photo by Jacob Cole.

Officials say that the current zoning in the district is too long and complicated and is hindering development. Read more

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Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School seventh-grader Gabriel Dent joined other outstanding middle school students from across the country to take part in the National Youth Leadership Forum (JrNYLF) in Washington, D.C. Read more

People

Homewood VS Vestavia Football 2019

Sarah Finnegan

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

Sports

John Carroll vs Leeds

Layton Dudley

John Carroll improved to 2-0 with a comeback win over Leeds on Friday night. Read more

John Carroll

Homewood VS Vestavia Football 2019

Sarah Finnegan

Vestavia Hills High School routed long time rival Homewood on Friday night. Read more

Homewood

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The Homewood Athletic Foundation’s Buddy Wade Memorial Golf Tournament returns this month to fund scholarships for Homewood’s student athletes. Read more

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

It has been four years since Homewood last hosted Patriot Day, the annual remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, but the event returns this year to Homewood City Hall. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Liz McGuire.

Vestavia Hills Mayor Ashley Curry will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Harvest of Hope luncheon, a fundraiser for Oak Mountain Mission Ministries. Read more

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Photo by Jesse Chambers.

The twice-annual Lil Lambs consignment sale at Trinity United Methodist Church will return for its fall sale Sept. 12-14. Read more

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In February, Alex Morrow and Jeff Martinez announced the formation of the Resolute Racing team, which is comprised of elite local athletes. Read more

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The Homewood Library is home to a new group that offers support and comfort to those experiencing the loss of a child, grandchild or sibling. Read more

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A couple of months ago, our daughter Sela turned 7. Because she’d been planning her party pretty much since a few days after her sixth birthday, we had a lot of time to think about it, and she had a lot of time to change her mind. Read more

Lauren Denton

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Katie Cornutt had been making cinnamon rolls using her grandmother’s recipe for years and would bake a big batch every month to share extras with friends. Last December, one of her neighbors told her she should sell them. Read more

Businesses

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News

Homewood VS Hueytown Football 2019

Sarah Finnegan

Here's a look at some of the local high school football games this week. Read more

Sports

Homewood City Council

Photo by Jacob Cole.

The Homewood City Council on Monday approved a nine-year agreement with Samford University that allows the school to purchase residential property. Read more

News

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

Most Homewood residents know the City Council, and many probably also recognize active boards like the Planning Commission and Parks and Recreation Board. But how many know what the Housing Code Abatement Board or the Medical Clinic Board do? Read more

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The Exceptional Foundation has been in its current home on Oxmoor Road for 20 years, since a capital campaign to build the building in 1999. In that time, Vice President of Operations Ginny Bastar said, demand for their services has only risen. Read more

News

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Photo by Todd Lester.

Ben Berguson hasn’t been around many high school quarterbacks with an arm as strong as Pate Owen’s. This fall, Owen’s arm will be on display for all to see. After waiting in the wings the past couple of seasons, he secured Homewood’s starting job. Read more

Homewood

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Photo courtesy of Katy Anderson.

From first aid to kayaking, the members of Scout Troop 86 Green tried nearly everything that Camp Comer had to offer in their first summer at camp. Read more

News

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Members of the Homewood High School cross-country program are optimistic about the upcoming season. They have reason to be. The Patriots girls and boys both won Class 6A state titles in 2018 and return many of the contributors who made it possible. Read more

Homewood

Homewood VS Hueytown Football 2019

Sarah Finnegan

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

Sports

John Carroll at St Clair County

James Nicholas

Five touchdowns and 237 yards, all on the ground, from Jeremiah Gibbs in his John Carroll debut gave the Cavaliers all they would need in a 35-21 season-opening victory at St. Clair County. Read more

John Carroll

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Sarah Finnegan

Hueytown knocked off Homewood in the season opener on Thursday night. Read more

Homewood

Homewood vs Paul Bryant

Layton Dudley

Here's a look at several of the local high school football games this week. Read more

Sports

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Photo courtesy of Frances Smith.

Parishioners of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church were blessed to greet, meet and hear a former Pontifical Swiss Guard on Aug. 18 at the kickoff of Adult Education. Read more

People

Lancaster Road

Photo by Sam Chandler.

Lancaster Road residents asked the Homewood City Council to help combat speeding on their street at Monday's committee meetings. Read more

News

Homewood Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

Photo by Sam Chandler

Addressing an audience at Samford’s Brock School of Business, Hopkins said the School of the Arts has begun to revolutionize its curriculum. Read more

News

Edgewood Elementary student Ashlyn Kay Moran was awarded the Shannon Burgess Civics award this summer by former State Rep. Paul DeMarco. Read more

Edgewood

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

News

Homewood City Council

Sydney Cromwell

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

News

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

News

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

Businesses 2 Comments

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

News

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

Homewood

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

John Carroll

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

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

People

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Photo courtesy of Birmingham Ed.

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

Schools

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

News

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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Photo by Lexi Coon.

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

News

Taste of Bham 2018

Photo courtesy of Birmingham Boys Choir.

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

News

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Photo courtesy of The Bell Center.

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

News

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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

News

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Photo courtesy of Homewood Public Library.

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

News

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Photo courtesy of Alabama Wildlife Center.

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

News

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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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Photo by Karim Shamsi-Basha.

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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Photo by Bobby Mathews.

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

News

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Photo courtesy of Pablo Quiles.

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

News

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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

News

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

News

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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

News

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

People

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

News 2 Comments

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

People

Samford University Agreement

Sydney Cromwell

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

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Photo courtesy of the Dance Foundation.

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

Hall-Kent

West Homewood District 7-10-19

Photo by Jon Anderson

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

People

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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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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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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Photo by Jon Anderson

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

News

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

Homewood

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

News

Jared Lewis Development

Sydney Cromwell

The next meeting will be June 4. Read more

News

Streetlights

Sydney Cromwell

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

News

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Sarah Finnegan

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

, Sports

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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

Sports

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

News

BZA May 2, 2019

Sydney Cromwell

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

News

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