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St. Vincent’s One Nineteen has much to offer

I knew something about what went on at One Nineteen, but I didn’t know a lot.

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Jefferson’s celebrates two years of great wings

This month celebrates the second anniversary of Jefferson’s opening on Valleydale Road just east of I-65 in the ...

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Hoover firefighters launch toy gift drive in community

The nine Hoover City Fire Stations, along with the two Rocky Ridge Fire District Stations, have launched their ...

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Gigi’s Cupcakes are sweet Riverchase gourmet treat

If you haven’t heard the story of Gina “Gigi” Butler and her cupcake company, let me tell you ...

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Group seeks to put fresh face on Riverchase

Lt. Col. R. Glenn Nivens was awarded the Col. Leo Thorsness Veterans Award by the Youth Leadership Development ...


Spain Park students learn through mock election

For the third presidential election in a row, Spain Park High School students learned more about the value ...

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Graduation coach makes a difference

Spain Park High School is part of the Hoover City Schools system in North Shelby County.

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Bruster’s has amazing ice cream

Although Bruster’s Ice Cream boasts slightly more than 200 units nationally, the only one you will find in ...

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Riverchase Baptist turns 25

In October 1987, a loyal group of worshippers emerged from “mission” status to officially become Riverchase Baptist Church.

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Bistro ProVare: A gourmet bargain

It’s not that they are trying to keep the place a secret. It’s just that it is small ...

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All aboard! Cookieland train is ready for you

Folks who have a dream early in life for what they want to be when they grow up ...

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New facilities on the way for Riverchase United Methodist

When Dr. Jim Savage accepted the call to become senior pastor at Riverchase United Methodist Church in June ...