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Take a Trip to Colonial America this Christmas Season    

October 2, 2018

Are We There Yet? Just a short ride from Birmingham, you can experience a Colonial Christmas. That’s right- have a delightful luncheon with hostess Abigail Adams. Sing familiar Christmas carols in an early American Chapel. Visit the President’s House. Share a Christmas homecoming with George and Martha Washington and attend a Colonial Christmas party. It’s …

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Deer Season Check List

September 27, 2018

The Great Outdoors Presented by: Mark’s Outdoors October 15, 2018 is opening day for bow hunting, which means it’s time for the final stages of getting your fields finished and stands placed. It’s also time to get your gun sighted in, and Mark’s Outdoors offers a free sight in with the purchase of two boxes …

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“Take Your Son Fishing”

September 26, 2018

Photo Fun Trail Life Troop AL-0254/Vestavia Hills recently hosted “Take Your Son Fishing” at Oak Mountain State Park. Trailmen and guests enjoyed fishing and learning from guest speakers including fly fishing expert George McDougal, who showed the boys how to select flies and cast a fly rod.  

“Thank You for Your Service”

September 26, 2018

Photo Fun Moody, Ala. native and Seaman Jared Held is one of more than 1,000 sailors who recently returned to Naval Station Mayport/Jacksonville, Fla. after a six-month deployment to the Middle East and Mediterranean areas of operation. Held is serving aboard the New York, an amphibious transport dock ship, which takes Marines to the locations …

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Native American Experience: Authentic, Educational & Fun!

September 25, 2018

Are We There Yet? Bring the family to Aldridge Gardens in Hoover on Sunday October 7 to experience a day discovering the culture and contributions of Native Alabamians. From 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Whispers From the Past – A Native American Experience, offers demonstrations, activities, and presentations authentic to American Indians of the Southeast. …

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7th Annual Taste of Hoover

September 25, 2018

City Scene For the seventh year in a row, Aldridge Gardens in Hoover is hosting the perfect opportunity to enjoy delicious dishes from Hoover’s best restaurants and caterers in the beautifully lighted setting of the gardens. The bonus is your support will help the not for profit Gardens to be maintained and continue to offer …

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1st Annual Fall Festival at Alabama Splash Adventure Spells Family FUN

September 25, 2018

Are We There Yet? Say goodbye to summer and hello to Alabama Splash Adventure’s 1st Annual Fall Festival! Alabama Splash Adventure will turn the amusement ride section into a festive fall playground every Saturday and Sunday in October from 12-6 p.m. Expect a day of family fun that will include full access to over 15 …

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First Impressions: Classic Iron Works

September 24, 2018

The Home Front First impressions mean everything. No one wants to be remembered for their wet noodle handshake. Even architecture isn’t immune to the first-glance bias of which we’re all guilty. It’s hard to shake those cold, forgettable first steps onto an unoriginal property. A cookie cutter space is going to feel like oatmeal raisin …

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The Highlands: Mountain Retreat & Home to Tree House Masterpiece

September 24, 2018

Special Feature The secret is out! If you are looking for premier mountain living- you only need to travel a few miles outside of Birmingham, Ala. to The Highlands, an area development located in Pelham and Chelsea. Southern Living Top Pick. Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, The Highlands was recently recognized by the editors …

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Tell Us Your Family Favorites!

September 21, 2018

From The Publisher Tell Us Your Family Favorites! Would you take just a couple of minutes to tell us your Birmingham Family Favorites when it comes to where you eat, shop, play and worship? It’s a part of a brief, anonymous on-line survey students from Samford University’s Brock School of Business are helping us conduct. Simply …