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prodigal pottery

Photo by Madoline Markham.

The King’s Home Pottery Studio is open in Chelsea. more

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Doulas

Photo courtesy of Heather Sachs.

Doulas offer a unique role during childbirth. more

People/Places

Sprout and Pour

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Amanda Blake Turner and her business partners have opened a Sprout & Pour juicing bar at The Summit to continue sharing the power of juice. more

Businesses

Primeaux Cheese and Vino is among a group of restaurants participating in a “second helping” of Birmingham Restaurant Week this week. It runs Monday, Aug. 24-Saturday, Aug. 29 and benefits The Urban Food Project. more

News

Lake Stomp Creek

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Children and adults splashed and stomped into a creek at Oak Mountain State Park to explore what was hidden under the surface on Saturday morning. They had come for a program called Lake Stomp. more

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Oli.O Hutton Fant

Photo by Madoline Markham.

A collegiate merchandise shop opened Friday, and an olive oil store is also among the new stores scheduled to open later this month at The Summit. more

Businesses

Sprout & Pour

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Shoppers can get few extra servings of fruits and vegetables in on their next trip to The Summit. Local juicery Sprout & Pour is opening a new location next to Primeaux Cheese & Vino. more

Businesses

Greg Hasberry

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Local personal trainer Greg Hasberry received a kidney donation from a longtime acquaintance. more

People/Places

The location, 209 Summit Blvd., is on the western side of the shopping mall between Belk and Barnes & Noble. more

Businesses

Heather Sachs keeps a bag packed and ready to go to the hospital at all times. She has given birth six times, but her hospital bag now serves a different purpose. Sachs, who lives on Highway 119, is a doula, a Greek word for “a woman who serves.” more

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Chelsea residents Brandon and Abbe Ball recently opened Church Unlimited. more

People/Places

Sprout & Pour

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Sprout & Pour will be located next to Primeaux Cheese & Vino, which is in the area in between Pottery Barn and Urban Outfitters. more

Businesses

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Photo by Madoline Markham.

Charlee Vawter's floral dress received oohs and ahs on the runway of Birmingham Fashion Week on Thursday evening. See our photos of her and Berry Middle School student Lola Waldrop's designs from the event. more

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Local students are finalists for Birmingham Fashion Week's Rising Star Design contest set for May 7-9. more

People/Places

Tom Spencer grew up hiking at Oak Mountain State Park but recently came to see it in new light in his newly published guide to hiking in and around Birmingham. more

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Madoline Markham shares one of her Valentine's Day memories where she experienced three dates in one night. The catch? None of them were hers. more

Editor's Perspective

Sophie Hudson writes like she talks. Others tell her it sounds Southern. 'Home Is Where My People Are' released on Feb. 2. Its stories center more on her friends around a theme of home. more

People/Places

Anne Riley isn’t just a high school Spanish teacher. She is a keen observer of teenagers — which becomes inspiration for her young adult novels. more

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The Warblers are back. more

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Hoover Hayride and Family Night

Photos courtesy of Lance Shores, City of Hoover.

Hoover Hayride & Family Night will take place at Veterans Park Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. more

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