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For local children with special needs, playtime will soon become an adventure. Fundraising for a special playground at Pelham City Park where children of all abilities can play is currently underway. Read more

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Thursday March 26 at 5 p.m., was the deadline for candidates to apply for the opening on the Hoover Board of Education. Read more

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Dixie Fish Company

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Dixie Fish Company on U.S. 280 has temporarily closed its doors for a complete menu revamp. The restaurant will reopen Tuesday, Feb. 3. Read more

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There are two things my dad taught me that I will never forget. Read more

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For many living in undeveloped countries around the world, clean water is anything but a guarantee. However, one local organization is hard at work to change that. Read more

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Black Lives Matter protest

Photo by Katie Turpen.

Around a hundred protestors gathered at The Summit entrance Friday afternoon as part of a demonstration that was planned by a Facebook group called “Black Lives Matter – Birmingham.” Read more

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Gary Palmer officially took office Jan. 3. 280 Living sat down with Palmer to discuss his transition into politics, highlights of his campaign and what he enjoys most about living in Hoover. Read more

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Hoover City Schools Foundation Student board

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The foundation is seeking Hoover High School and Spain Park High School students to serve as ambassadors of the organization. Read more

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During a special election held on March 11, Vestavia Hills residents tentatively approved to renew an existing property tax used for education in the city. Read more

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Walk for Autism 2014

Photo courtesy of Lauren Reid.

Presented by the Autism Society of Alabama, the annual Walk for Autism originally was is now in its third year at Veterans Park. Read more

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Walk to End Lupus 2014

Photo courtesy of Katelyn Slaughter.

The walk is sponsored by the Lupus Foundation of America, the largest nonprofit organization in the United States that is dedicated to finding the causes and cure for lupus as well as providing support and services to those affected. Read more

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Lloyd’s Restaurant owner

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Lloyd Chesser opened the original Lloyd’s Restaurant in 1937 on the old U.S. 280, making it one of the oldest restaurants in Birmingham. Read more

Stone Farmstead

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At Stone Hollow Farmstead, families are invited to sample fresh ingredients and experience rare farm delights such as feeding a two-day-old baby goat. Read more

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Greater Shelby Chamber Clay Shoot 2013

Photo courtesy of Selwood Farm.

The Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce invites sporting clay enthusiasts, both beginners and experts, to the Fourth Annual Sporting Clay Shoot on Nov. 13 at Selwood Farm. Read more

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The Hoover Public Library, in conjunction with the City of Hoover, will hold a weeklong celebration for those serving our country from Nov. 3-11. Read more

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This month, local residents will have the opportunity to work toward ending injustice worldwide. Read more

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Stephanie Pugh Runaway Race

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The event this Saturday marks the seventh year for the Run Away Race, which benefits King’s Home Shelby, a home for abused women and children. Read more

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1013 Happy Gilmer's

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After watching Happy Gilmore for the first time in 1996, Mark Gilmer left the theatre with more than just an empty popcorn tub. He not only had better appreciation of his last name, but also a new vision for a restaurant. Read more

On Oct. 10 from 5:30-8 p.m., the Summit will host the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk, which raises funds for cancer research, patient treatment and national cancer educational programs. Read more

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In September, the Pelham City Council voted to establish its own municipal board of education. This move is the city’s first step toward creating its own system outside of the Shelby County School District. Read more

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