Photos courtesy of Tom and Charon Rivers.

In the few steps Tom Rivers took between his bed and his cup of coffee that morning, life radically changed. more

Apr 27, 2017 3:55 PM People/Places

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

The group — which Mark Jackson has served as chairman for the past four years — has led Birmingham to partner with 15 sister cities since 1982. more

Jan 27, 2017 5:49 PM People/Places


Photos by Sarah Finnegan.

Local painter Kim Kreis finds affirmation in ‘redirection’ that led her to vivid florals. more

Jan 27, 2017 5:36 PM People/Places


Photo courtesy of Chris Taylor.

Motivational speaker Chris Taylor starts local nonprofit aimed at building sense of redemption more

Dec 28, 2016 8:10 PM People/Places


Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

New band director ready to make great spirit even greater. more

Sep 29, 2016 4:31 PM Chelsea Schools


Photo by Frank Couch.

Randy Beckham hadn’t been in Birmingham for long when he realized the U.S. 280 area could use something he could provide — a top-of-the-line athlete training facility. more

Jul 27, 2016 7:17 PM Businesses


Photo courtesy of Gwen Baldwin.

280 Living recently sat down with Gwen to discuss her pageant experience. more

Apr 26, 2016 8:13 PM People/Places

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Photo courtesy of Rebekah Austin.

Debbie Horton may be principal of Oak Mountain Elementary School now, but she doesn’t feel all that far removed from her bus-driving days. more

Feb 22, 2016 4:56 PM Oak Mountain Schools

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Photo courtesy of Hilltop Montessori.

Hilltop Montessori School in Mt Laurel would like to be the “only school we know of to harvest and serve organic lunches.” Every day, students get their snacks from the 18 gardens the school tends on its grounds. more

Oct 26, 2015 6:06 PM Schools

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