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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

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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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Photo courtesy of Till.

Homewood offers new ways for people to pick up farm-grown food. Read more

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Twice a day during the school year, students at Homewood’s Creative Montessori School head over to their installed air monitor and take the air quality reading of the day. Read more

Schools

Located at the old Red Hills Brewing space at 2823 Central Ave., the fast-casual brewpub is open seven days a week. Read more

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Through Rock Steady Boxing, Julian aims to “fight back” with a class designed to aid people with Parkinson’s disease. Read more

People

People are often surprised to find four boxes filled with thousands of honey bees buzzing in and out, hard at work on the Samford University campus. Read more

People

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Photo by Kamp Fender.

When Sean Oh started fencing “just for fun” three years ago, it didn’t take long for him to become serious about the sport. For him, it’s all about the competition. Read more

People

To celebrate May as Mental Health Awareness Month, Homewood students are sharing their interpretation of mental health through an inaugural community art event: Kalopsi(ART). Read more

HHS

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Photo by Alyx Chandler.

When the FART, or Free Art Fairy, drops off pieces of art on the sign outside of City Pops in Homewood, it usually only takes excited locals about 15 minutes to find them. Read more

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Children of all ages were invited to paint and decorate blank eggs and and then race across the trampolines and climbing areas in the urban adventure park to find Easter eggs filled with candy. Read more

People

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Photo by Kamp Fender.

Morgan, who many people call “Mr. Homewood,” ultimately chose to stay and keep serving the community he knows and loves best — a decision he doesn’t regret for a second. Read more

People

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Photos courtesy of Homewood City Schools.

In 2018 and continuing into 2019, four pilot school districts, including Homewood City Schools, launched a new kind of prevention and support initiative to aid students dealing with mental health issues. Read more

Schools

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Photo by Alyx Chandler.

Since Studio Store opened in September, it’s been providing the city of Homewood with what Studio by the Tracks Director Suzanne Boozer calls “a genuine, uninhibited kind of art.” Read more

Businesses

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Photo by Alyx Chandler.

Homewood residents Ginny Tucker and Lori Blanton both agree working for the American Cancer Society, even after 20 years, hasn’t felt “like a job.” Read more

People

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Photo courtesy of Marjorie White.

After more than three years of work, the newest book from the Birmingham Historical Society, “Shades Creek: Flowing Through Time,” will be released in February. Read more

People

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Photo by Kamp Fender.

Liz Landgren brings joy into others’ lives — and her own — by painting. Read more

People

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Photo by Alyx Chandler

Ninety-one-year-old Remelle O. Davis says even to this day, whenever it’s stormy, she sits in the middle of her couch and waits for it to pass, as the memory plays back in her head from the summer when she was 13 years old. Read more

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Photo by Lexi Coon

Regulars argue some dive bars are best kept a secret, and most people in Birmingham insist the Red Lion Lounge is one of them. Read more

Businesses

Long before the release of his first album through his band Slim Shadow, Homewood native Craig Stilley was busy writing lyrics. Read more

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