Notable graduates help Shelby County Schools unveil branding campaign

As part of an effort to reshape its identity, Shelby County Schools (SCS) revealed its new logo on April 16. more »

Apr 16, 2014 in News

Easter and Holy Week services and events

This week's service schedules for Asbury United Methodist Church, Bold Springs Presbyterian Church, Chelsea Creek Community Church, Faith Presbyterian Church and St. Catherine's Episcopal Church. more »

Apr 16, 2014 in News

The Egg & I Restaurant, a national breakfast and lunch eatery, has signed a lease in Arbor Place across from Lee Branch.

Photo submitted by Ponder Properties, courtesy of The Egg & I

The Egg & I Restaurant coming to corridor

The restaurant will occupy the former Dale’s Southern Grill location in Arbor Place, located across U.S. 280 from The Village at Lee Branch. more »

Apr 14, 2014 in News

The 2014 Alabama Symphony Volunteer Council Decorator’s ShowHouse is a Mediterranean-style estate located in Greystone. Photo courtesy of RealtySouth.

Photo courtesy of RealtySouth.

Decorator’s ShowHouse coming to Greystone

The 2014 home, located at 4021 St. Charles Drive, is a Mediterranean-style estate situated on approximately 4 acres overlooking a privately stocked lake in the heart of Greystone. RealtySouth currently lists the house for $2,750,000. more »

Mar 27, 2014 by in News

Oak Mountain family helping change Easter for sightless children

Thanks to a family from the U.S. 280 area, blind and visually impaired children from across Alabama join in Easter fun each year by searching for a different kind of egg — one that beeps. more »

Mar 19, 2014 in News (1 Comments)

OMHS Annual Golf Classic returns May 2

The 16th Golf Classic is scheduled for a shotgun start on May 2 at 8 a.m. at Inverness Country Club. The format is a four-person scramble. more »

Apr 11, 2014 in News

SPHS' Thompson named 'Sweet 16' Teacher of Year finalist

Craig Thompson teaches 10th grade AP U.S. History and ninth grade Career Prep: Law. Ten of his 13 years in education have been with Hoover City Schools. more »

Apr 8, 2014 by in News

Kelley appointed to Board of Education

The Council desired for its appointment to make an impact immediately — especially regarding the Board’s financial decisions. On Monday, April 7, its members unanimously appointed Craig Kelley to the Hoover City Schools Board of Education. more »

Apr 8, 2014 by in News

Chelsea Council selects new garbage service provider

During its regular meeting April 1, the City of Chelsea selected Waste Pro as the new provider of garbage collection and recycling service in the city. more »

Apr 3, 2014 in News

Samaniego seeks Republican nomination for sheriff

Shelby County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy John Samaniego will seek the Republican nomination for Shelby County Sheriff on June 3. more »

Apr 9, 2014 in News

Lord Wedgewood, center, created his charity to support

Photo courtesy of Childrens of Alabama.

Lord Wedgwood charity golf tournament this month at Shoal Creek

The annual event brings sports celebrities together in support of children’s health initiatives. more »

Apr 2, 2014 in News

New businesses now open on corridor

New businesses and those coming soon to the 280 corridor include Burkes Outlet, Regions Bank and Big Bad Breakfast. more »

Apr 2, 2014 in Businesses

Susanne and Michael Napp with three of their children, from left, Mary Carolyn, Davis and Bryce. Since this photo was taken, the Napps have had a fourth child, Cameron.

Photo courtesy of Susanne Napp.

Chelsea family trying to win wheelchair-accessible van for son

The Napp family needs a wheelchair-accessible van so Bryce can continue to go to doctor’s appointments and attend his father’s basketball games. more »

Mar 26, 2014 in People/Places

Lt. Williamson and Hero entertain a class at Ready, Set, Grow Child Development Center.

Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

The Hero of fire safety

Chelsea firehouse dog Hero helps teach children in preschool and elementary classrooms life-saving lessons. more »

Mar 26, 2014 by in People/Places

Oak Mountain High School senior basketball leader Allie Allers lost her mother to cancer at age 7. Now, she uses her experiences to motivate others in Relay for Life.

Photo by Jeff Thompson.

Always with Terry in mind

A mother’s lasting impact on the life of one Oak Mountain teen and her mission with Relay for Life. more »

Mar 26, 2014 by in People/Places

Leave a Legacy at Chelsea High

Over this year’s summer break, CHS will embark on a complete overhaul of the school’s auditorium. more »

Mar 10, 2014 by in News

The Double Cheeseburger at Hamburger Heaven, pictured with the restaurant’s Chili-Cheese Fries, is hand-pressed, weighed and seasoned to order before being cooked over an open flame.

Photo by Jeff Thompson.

Hamburger Heaven: 'Slow food cooked fast'

From the diner booths to the drive-through, classifying Hamburger Heaven as a fast food joint seems appropriate. Until you get to the menu, that is. more »

Mar 26, 2014 by in Restaurants

Visitors and volunteers at the 2013 Feast of Saint Mark celebrate the Birmingham area’s Italian heritage and culture and recognize the story of the parish’s patron, Saint Mark the Evangelist, with a full evening of fun and food at the church.

Photos by Tom Janatowski / Courtesy of Saint Mark Catholic Church.

Feast of Saint Mark: Creating a place for culture

In 2012, Robert Sbrissa created a flagship event for his parish that both honored Saint Mark the Evangelist and the church's Italian founders. He called it the Feast of Saint Mark. more »

Mar 26, 2014 by in News

Camp Briarwood organizers attribute the event’s longevity to a low counselor-to-camper ratio, which they say provides lasting memories of the experience. Often, they said, campers become counselors when they reach high school, and many volunteer into their college years. Photos courtesy of Scott Hannah/Camp Briarwood.

Photos courtesy of Scott Hannah/Camp Briarwood.

Camp Briarwood to celebrate 50th anniversary

This spring, Camp Briarwood will celebrate its 50th year. Operated by Quest Recreation Outreach, a ministry supervised by Briarwood Presbyterian Church, the camp is open to all students in elementary and middle school. more »

Mar 26, 2014 by in People/Places

Members of the Lake Purdy Rowing Association strike out on a morning excursion.

Photo courtesy of Marietta Williams.

Rowing group offers the opportunity to exercise in the great outdoors

The club’s members include people who rowed in college, or have national experience, and even a former Olympian rower. more »

Mar 26, 2014 by in People/Places

Birmingham National Weather Service Meteorologist Tara Goggins leads the Storm Spotter Basics training class at North Shelby Baptist Church in February.

Photo by Jeff Thompson.

Storm savvy: Class teaches 280 residents basics of storm spotting

April marks the third anniversary of the devastating tornadoes of April 2011, and in February, National Weather Service meteorologists presented a Storm Spotter Basics training course at North Shelby Baptist. more »

Mar 11, 2014 by in News

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