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Submitted by Betsy Cooper

Dr. Chandler and Jane Paris Smith hosted the annual SVC Christmas Party. Read more



Photo courtesy of George Griswold

Last year was the introduction of the self-led service, and that relaxed, personal experience is what the church is going for again this year. Read more



Photo by Sydney Cromwell

The cities of Chelsea and Hoover will be closing their public offices for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Library and recreational building closures vary. Read more



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The Sheriff's Office's helicopter will fly over shopping centers and retail stores, according to a post on Facebook. Read more


Chelsea City Hall

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As you plan your Monday, keep in mind what public facilities and buildings are closed in observance of Memorial Day. Read more


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Photo by Erica Techo

A class of Westminster School at Oak Mountain seniors constructed a Christmas tree for their school by utilizing concepts from physics and trigonometry. Read more

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Shelby Humane Society ornament

Photo courtesy of Shelby Humane Society

The ornaments cost $60 and help support adoptable animals at the shelter. Read more


One Nineteen Open House

Erica Techo

The open house is Thursday, Dec. 1 from 5-7 p.m. St. Vincent's One Nineteen is located at 7191 Cahaba Valley Road. Read more



Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

For some people, winter weather means it’s time to stock up on groceries and dust off their winter coats. For Donna Higgins, it means she needs to buy more thick, wooly yarns. Read more



Photo courtesy of Lisa Lester.

Many people enjoy spending time decorating their homes for the Christmas season. Read more

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The city of Chelsea is once again preparing for the holiday spirit to roll through town. Read more



Photo courtesy of Sheila Alaniz.

The holiday season is speeding around the corner, and groups up and down U.S. 280 are ready. Read more


Hoover Christmas tree lighting

Photo by Katie Turpen

With the holiday season upon us, 280 Living recently took the opportunity to ask area residents to share one of their favorite Christmas memories or traditions. Read more


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Frank Couch

The Summit held a Grand Menorah Lighting on Sunday, Dec. 6 to celebrate the start of Hanukkah. Read more


One Nineteen Open House

Erica Techo

St. Vincent's One Nineteen welcomed community members to tour its facilities and spa on Thursday, Dec. 3. Read more


The Summit held a holiday parade with candy, vintage cars and Santa Claus on Friday, No. 20. Read more



Photo by Jessa Pease.

The annual Junior League of Birmingham (JLB) holiday market has returned to the Cahaba Grand Nov. 20-22 for the sixth year. Read more


A sampling of favorite pies, just in time for harvest parties or Thanksgiving dinner. Read more


1212 Cahaba Valley Fire Santa

Photo by Jeff Thompson.

The department will provide transportation for Santa Claus throughout its district on Saturday, Dec. 22. Read more


Marlene Lee welcomes those without friends or family to celebrate Christmas with her in her Meadow Brook home. Read more


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