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Photo courtesy of Doug Brown.

Trips for Kids is a national nonprofit organization with over 80 chapters, whose purpose is to provide inner-city youth access to bicycles and the opportunity to participate in outdoor rides. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the greater Birmingham area, Brockwell started using her sewing skills for a different project: face masks. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

Meals for Healthcare Heroes offers a boost in morale to Birmingham health care workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic and provides financial support to local restaurants seeking to survive in these days. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Todd Eagle.

Since April 1, he has spent several hours each day doing his part to bring cheer to others during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

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The award is named after the late Robert L. Morton, former assistant superintendent of administration and finance for the Alabama State Department of Education, and it is designed to recognize outstanding chief school financial officers in Alabama. Read more

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On May 17, for the eighth consecutive week, the group prepared 200 special meals. Read more

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Donors from the greater community as well as those from the parish lined up to donate on May 17. Read more

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“I’m very happy to have those pictures and the memories of being at Vulcan with my family,” she said. “But I am still really sad that my senior class wasn’t there or all of my friends.” Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

“You may think you’re going through this alone or that you have the most stress in the world right now. You’ve just got to know that you’re not alone. We’re all in it together.” Read more

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In the Man & Woman of the Year campaign, which is one of LLS’ four annual fundraising events, the men compete against the men and the women compete against the women to see who can raise the most money for LLS. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

Their book, called “Illusions: Poetry & Art for the Young at Heart,” showcases 22 poems and black-and-white illustrations for “the young at heart.” Read more

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Photos by Erin Nelson.

Grandview Medicine’s Dr. Michael Luther has been on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, performing COVID-19 testing at Grandview Medical Group Primary Care in Homewood since the outbreak began in mid-March. Read more

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Limbaugh grew up in Bluff Park but has been living in his West Homewood home since 2009. He has never held public office, but he established the West Homewood Neighborhood Association as a state and federally recognized non-profit organization. Read more

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LeBoeuf, 74, has lived in Homewood for more than 32 years. Although this is her first time running for political office, she has served on the Board of Zoning Adjustments since December 2014. Read more

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Andrew Hudson achieved Eagle Scout rank in January and Ethan Owens achieved Eagle Scout rank in March. Read more

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Sara Naylor, a resident of Homewood and a sixth-grader at Advent Episcopal School, had her story selected for publication in Grannie Annie, Vol. 15, to be released this month. Read more

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Thunnell was the first to compete out of 26 other high school students. He played “Piece de Concours,” a French composition by Guillaume Balay — and he won second place. Read more

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For Joriann Lee, a senior at Hewitt-Trussville High School and an Ambassador in Girl Scout Troop 872, "A Dog's Purpose" not only moved her, but also provided her with the inspiration for her capstone project, which won her the Girl Scout Gold Award. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Amanda Thames.

For more than 50 years, visitors to Davenport’s Pizza Palace in Mountain Brook Village have dined in the shadows of a mural covering one wall of the family restaurant’s game room. Read more

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The Rev. Glenda Curry didn’t set out to pursue becoming the first female bishop-elect for the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama — but through the years, people persistently told her to think about it. Read more

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