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Visit an Array of Homes at Samford Legacy League’s Christmas Home Tour!

November 20, 2019

Special Feature Visit beautiful homes while helping raise funds for need-based scholarships at Samford Legacy League’s Christmas Home Tour. Guests will enjoy touring five unique and beautifully appointed homes, tasting delicious seasonal fare and shopping at the holiday gift market on Thursday, December 12. Now in its ninth year, this community event raises funds to …

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Birmingham’s Successful Walk to END EPILEPSY®

November 18, 2019

Healthy Living “We are so excited that we were able to raise more than $65,000 from participants, teams and event sponsors that will be used to mobilize the community to be part of the fight to END EPILEPSY®,” said Sara Franklin, Executive Director of the Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama. “The Walk to END EPILEPSY is …

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Passing of the Torch: Jimmie Hale Mission Welcomes New Executive Director!

November 14, 2019

Mission Makers After 29 years of service as Executive Director of the Jimmie Hale Mission, Tony Cooper passed the torch to Michael Coleman. “I have been blessed to be a part of the Mission for the past 29 years. It has been exciting to see how God has blessed this ministry and to be a …

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A True Story of Renewal & Restoration

November 4, 2019

Special Feature This story begins in 1980 in Miami, Fla. when a young, inexperienced pastor fresh from seminary arrived at his first pastorate to encounter some startling realities. Excited to pastor his first church, he soon learned of the desperate situation. Church attendance had diminished from over 1,000 to an average of 55. There were …

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Faith, Family & TLC in Alabama

October 28, 2019

Cover Story God always answers prayers. Sometimes, the answer is “yes” and sometimes the answer is “no.” Once in a while, He says “Let’s try something else.” When Eric and Courtney Waldrop, of Albertville, were trying to have a 4th child in 2018, God gave them more than they ever imagined. The couple already had …

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The Spectacular Cirque Dreams Holidaze

October 28, 2019

12 Gifts of Christmas Light up the holiday season with Cirque Dreams Holidaze at the BJCC! This popular and electrifying stage spectacular is full of energy, sparkle and talent! With 300 imaginative costumes, 20 world-class astonishing acts, the finest singers, original music and seasonal favorites celebrate Christmas in a 2-hour breathtaking spectacle. Audiences of all …

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Santa’s Underground Workshop at Rickwood Caverns State Park!

October 28, 2019

12 Gifts of Christmas Visit Rickwood Caverns State Park for a truly magical experience when the cave transforms into an underground winter wonderland. The cave is around 62 degrees all year long making it the perfect temperature to enjoy even on cold days. The gift shop will be decorated for the occasion and offer unique gifts, ornaments, …

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Celebrate Christmas & More at Stone Mountain Park!

October 28, 2019

12 Gifts of Christmas  Each day of Stone Mountain Christmas (November 16-January 5), you can enjoy park attractions including Summit Skyride, Scenic Railroad, and more! Then, immerse yourself in holiday magic with evenings full of festive music, millions of dazzling lights and visits from some of your favorite holiday characters including Rudolph, Clarice, and Bumble …

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The American Village Celebrates 20 Years

October 28, 2019

Special Feature  The American Village in Montevallo is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month. When it opened on November 30, 1999, only four buildings existed – including the original Barn that remained from the time when the campus was a working cattle farm. Today there are more than 20 buildings, inspired by some of our …

Brookdale University Park Celebrates 20 Years

October 28, 2019

Senior Scene Brookdale University Park is so thankful to have had the opportunity to serve Birmingham area senior adults and their families for the past 20 years.  From its opening in 1999 under a different name, our retirement community has added several service lines to make it a true continuum of care, including a newly …