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Fry-Down Family Fun: Great Festival for a Great Cause!

August 17, 2018

Are We There Yet? Brought to you by: Community Partner Sawyer Solutions, www.sawyersolutionsllc.com  Each year the Cahaba River Society hosts a catfish cook-off and festival that’s not only good for the planet, but also the palate! This event has become another staple in Birmingham’s dynamic food scene as culinary masters, old and new, battle it …

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GATHER: A Community Call to Prayer

August 2, 2018

The Oak Mountain Community is leading the way in uniting Shelby County schools, parents and residents. A Community Wide Prayer Service, appropriately named, “GATHER”, will take place on Sunday, August 12 in the football stadium at Heardmont Park. This is the second prayer service held at the stadium, but this time, it will be open …

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Removing All Barriers to Recovering from Addiction: Will Bright Foundation

July 31, 2018

Mission Makers The mission of the Will Bright Foundation (WBF) is to fill a critical need in the fight to break the barriers of addiction specifically in in Central/West Alabama area. “There is an unfilled need in the Birmingham/West Alabama area for a place for someone fresh out of recovery to live, receive spiritual support, …

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Heritage Christian Academy: The Gospel in Action

July 30, 2018

Education Extra It’s no secret that private schools use athletics as a platform to increase both enrollment and student engagement.  In fact, many students would never have the opportunity to participate in a varsity sport if not for the accessibility offered by smaller private schools. What sets Heritage Christian Academy (HCA) apart from many schools …

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The GIFT of Pre-Planning

July 26, 2018

Special Feature One of the best gifts that I have ever received was from my mother, Maxine. She gave me many gifts throughout my life but long before her time on this earth was done, she gave me this special gift that I hold dear to my heart even now. Many years before she died, …

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“Faith in Action”

July 26, 2018

Photo Fun Prince of Peace (POP) Catholic Church Hoover recently presented parishioner and Helena High School senior Adam Jusino with the 2018 Caitlin Sweeney-McDaniel Award for Faith in Action.  This award honors a graduating high school senior within the parish who exemplifies their Catholic faith in action, serves their community, and is a well-rounded student. …

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“Food, Fun & Faith”

July 26, 2018

Photo Fun Thousands of people seeking food and fun to celebrate our nation’s 242nd birthday attended Birmingham’s oldest Independence Day celebration at Our Lady of Sorrows (OLS) Catholic Church in Homewood.      

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STEPS Proactive Parenting

July 26, 2018

Parenting Points  Brought to you by: White Plume Technologies www.whiteplume.com  When one of our kids abuses drugs or alcohol, it’s easy to doubt ourselves. But all parents make mistakes. It comes with the job, and we don’t have to be perfect to raise our kids well. By connecting with others and getting some training, we …

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Start the School Year Off on a Great Note! S.O.F.A.

July 26, 2018

Music Notes “Mom, thanks for letting me quit piano lessons when I was a kid!”… said no one ever! I can’t count the number of times I’ve had someone bemoan the fact that they quit taking piano or voice or [insert instrument here] lessons as a child. In elementary and junior high school, my love …

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5 Tips for Handling Market Volatility

July 26, 2018

Money Matters presented by: Vision Financial Conventional wisdom says that what goes up, must come down. But even if you view market volatility as a normal occurrence, it can be tough to handle when it’s your money at stake. Though there’s no foolproof way to handle the ups and downs of the stock market, the …