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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

The cover of “Trapped in the Crossfire” features a Christmas rose in the center of a map of 19th century Alabama. more

Nov 22, 2017 9:10 PM People/Places

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Photo by Alyx Chandler.

Family moved to shine a light on mental illness following Oak Mountain grad’s death. more

Nov 22, 2017 9:08 PM People/Places

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Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Sage Pickle.

Inspired by ‘awesome feeling,’ Karen Pearce tells stories of perseverance on her Facebook page She is Strong. more

Nov 22, 2017 9:05 PM People/Places

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Photos courtesy of Daniel Autry.

Chelsea grad Daniel Autry discovers connection with others, himself during Appalachian Trail hike. more

Nov 22, 2017 9:03 PM People/Places

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Christmas might be a time when many people emphasize “holiday cheer,” but for some, it is not that easy to summon the Christmas spirit. more

Nov 22, 2017 9:00 PM People/Places

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Narrows resident authors children’s books filled with encouraging messages. more

Nov 22, 2017 8:51 PM People/Places

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Photo by Ron Burkett.

280-area resident and former coach Jerry Hood honored by Clay-Chalkville High School. more

Nov 22, 2017 8:47 PM People/Places

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Business owners look to help tame feral cat population in Chelsea. more

Nov 22, 2017 8:44 PM People/Places

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Photo by Lexi Coon.

Some say music has the power to bring people together, and for hundreds of people this October, it did just that. more

Nov 22, 2017 6:31 PM People/Places

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Photo courtesy of Mike McGarty.

The Oak Mountain Challenger League is opening registration this month for its spring season. more

Nov 22, 2017 6:21 PM People/Places

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Staff photo.

The Chabad of Alabama organization will offer two festive events during Hanukkah. more

Nov 22, 2017 6:18 PM People/Places

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Photo by Emily Featherston.

From parades and snow to breakfast with Santa, there are plenty of ways for your whole family to get in the Christmas spirit with events along the 280 corridor. more

Nov 22, 2017 6:08 PM People/Places

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Santa Claus is making a stop over in Chelsea this year, and not just on Christmas Eve. more

Nov 22, 2017 6:05 PM People/Places

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Photo courtesy of Suman Silwal.

The annual Meadow Brook Runs 5K and Fun Run, which raises money for the nonprofit Jesus Video Project of Alabama, will take place in the Meadow Brook Corporate Park on Saturday, Dec. 16. more

Nov 22, 2017 6:03 PM People/Places

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

For anyone looking to celebrate Christmas with the city of Chelsea, there will be several options Saturday, Dec. 16. more

Nov 22, 2017 5:59 PM People/Places

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Photo courtesy of Janet Sanders.

The Mountain Brook Art Association is moving its annual holiday show from Brookwood Village to The Summit this year. more

Nov 22, 2017 5:57 PM People/Places

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Photo courtesy of the Alabama Wildlife Center.

Alabama Wildlife Center will host its 16th annual holiday craft and bake sale fundraiser at Veterans Park in Hoover on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. more

Nov 22, 2017 5:49 PM People/Places

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Both Shelby County and the City of Hoover will offer residents an easy way to recycle their Christmas trees into useful materials for public projects. more

Nov 22, 2017 5:47 PM People/Places

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Photo by Erica Techo.

The first purchase Pastor James Daniels made for Chelsea Presbyterian Church was a barbecue smoker. more

Nov 21, 2017 10:53 PM People/Places

Blake Randle was recently sworn in as a midshipman of the United States Naval Reserve at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point, New York. more

Nov 21, 2017 10:49 PM People/Places

December 2017