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Richard Simmons new book

Photos by Erin Nelson.

Best-selling author Richard E. Simmons III, a Homewood resident and Mountain Brook High School alumnus, published his 10th book in December. Read more

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The Alabama Art Education Association named Castle the Alabama Art Teacher of the Year during the AAEA fall conference, called “A Brush with Creativity,” in October at Camp McDowell in Winston County. Read more

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Profound but practical truth will be on the menu when Whitney Capps speaks at the Samford Legacy League’s Scholarship Luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 13. Read more

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On Dec. 3, nationally known poet and author Charles Ghigna, also known as Father Goose, was awarded the Jefferson County Library Cooperative’s Library Champion Award for Homewood Public Library. Read more

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On Tuesday, Nov. 5, Gene Hallman was the keynote speaker at the annual Back Our Blue Luncheon that brought community and corporate leaders from across the metro area together to raise money and awareness for the Homewood Police Foundation. 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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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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This fall, the Vestavia Hills native and current Homewood resident completed his first tour, which included stops in five states. Read more

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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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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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Local laboratory and engineering firm, Vista Engineering & Consulting, LLC, has achieved ISO 17025:2017 accreditation for mechanical testing of metals. Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration endures at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Homewood as the parish celebrates the 27th anniversary of the devotion. Read more

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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

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

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