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Longtime Chelsea resident Clint Foster said he’s had several clients and friends say they don’t even want to cut food on his handmade cutting boards, because of how beautifully designed they are. Read more

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Sunrise Baking Company is an online baked goods service with weekly pickup locations and daily offerings at Bloom and Innova Coffee. Read more

Businesses

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Photo by Kamp Fender.

Susan Webb has always been fascinated by what she refers to as the backbone of American education: one-room country schools. Read more

People/Places

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Photo by Kamp Fender.

When Eric Wang puts on his mask for a fencing competition, everything fades away except for the opponent in front of him. That feeling, he said, never gets old. Read more

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Photos courtesy of Caroline Summers.

For 15 years now, Billy Ivey has been trying to make his kids smile through messages on the napkins he puts in their lunch. Read more

People/Places

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Courtesy of Greystone YMCA

After speaking with several of her clients about their struggles with Parkinson’s disease, Andrea Pindroh said, she realized just how much support patients and their caretakers need and how little resources in the area they are offered. Read more

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Cahaba Riverkeeper David Butler said for many years now, the spots where people swim on the river along U.S. 280 have been “a hit or miss” as far as dangerous bacteria levels go. Read more

People/Places

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Photo courtesy of Alsana.

Eating disorders are a severe condition of not just the body, but the mind. Read more

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M4A offers free meals and support groups for relative caregivers and grandparents. Read more

People/Places

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Photos by Kamp Fender.

When Tim Pfitzer forages for mushrooms, occasionally in the wooded land outside of Oak Mountain State Park and around Mt Laurel, he usually carries a large five-gallon bucket. Read more

People/Places

Capt. James Jackson, of the Birmingham Police Department North Precinct, said Major Crimes Sgt. Wytasha Carter was the type of supervisor who wouldn’t just tell you what to do. Read more

News

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Art Abilities teacher Edna Sealy has a few students she’s been teaching ever since the start of the art therapy program 10 years ago. Read more

People/Places

His fish include a few kinds of blennies, as well as clownfish, shrimp, hermit crabs, snails, some basic corals and another favorite of his, green star polyps. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Colin Peterson.

The program will spend time helping employees improve, both one-on-one and in groups. Research shows improving literacy can have a huge impact on productivity in the workplace. Read more

People/Places

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Photo by Kamp Fender.

Chelsea resident Paul McKee honors his father’s memory through motorcycle racing. Read more

People/Places

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Photo by Kamp Fender

For 66-year-old Greystone Park resident Connie Allen, retiring from her teaching job last year wasn’t about taking it easy. Read more

People/Places

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Photo courtesy of SafeHouse of Shelby County

This year, SafeHouse will have more help financially because it was  named a 2018 Shelter Grant recipient of a $20,000 gift from the Mary Kay Foundation. Read more

People/Places

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Photo by Kamp Fender

Despite the low chances of survival, Morrow made it through the 72 hours and, after becoming septic once again, continued to stay in the hospital. Read more

People/Places

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Photo by Lexi Coon

Between classes and during lunch breaks at Oak Mountain High School, Deputy Thomas Nordyke, the school’s newest student resource officer (SRO), said students have been flooding his office, but it hasn’t been to meet him. Read more

People/Places

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Photo by Kamp Fender

In the last year, Chelsea-based nonprofit Heavenly Smile has added another element to their prison outreach program: handing out toiletry bags to the Shelby County Jail work-release program. Read more

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