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Area Student Receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

July 29, 2019

Education Extra Maggie Von Hagel, a 7th grade student at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic (OLS) School, was honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted …

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Packing for College from a Legal Point of View

July 28, 2019

Legal Matters Presented by: Bradford & Holliman, Estate Planning, While you’re packing dorm linens and electronics, remember to pack the legal documents that you hope your child never needs during college. Contact Info. Make sure your child has every possible contact means for you in his or her wallet and in their cell phones, …

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Birmingham 5th Grader Takes Stage at National Spelling Bee

July 28, 2019

Education Extra Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic (OLS) School 5th grader Violetta Rohr recently competed in the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee. She was one of only five Alabama students, and the only one from the greater Birmingham area, who was privileged to qualify and attend the competition in the Washington, D.C. area. “We were …

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Samaritan Counseling Centers Offer Nondirective Play Therapy for The Family

July 28, 2019

Healthy Living For more than thirty years, Samaritan Counseling Centers have emphasized the value of healthy families. Today, Samaritan counselors offer nondirective play therapy to children, teenagers, adults, couples and families as a safe way to express and work through unconscious conflict. Since its conception, Nondirective Play Therapy has been a treatment method most often …

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The Power of a Moment: Having Eyes to See God’s Everyday Work

July 28, 2019

Parenting Points “God is at work.” It is a popular Christian phrase that pastors exclaim from pulpits and missionaries use as they recount stories of sharing Jesus overseas. This is a truth that many would believe theologically, yet they would fail to embrace practically. If we truly believe that God is at work not just …

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Come Create With Us! The Crafters House

July 3, 2019

Cool Stuff Do you feel drained after a long week at work and need a space to recharge? Shawn Hicks, owner of The Crafters House in Hoover, Ala., created just the space for you. Hicks is devoted to helping each customer of The Crafters House leave refreshed, energized and recharged. After more than 20 years …

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Distinguished Young Women Take the Stage

July 2, 2019

The 2020 Distinguished Young Women Program of Jefferson County will be on July 19 and July 20, 2019. The special program will be held at the Vestavia Hills High School Auditorium. Eighteen high school senior girls, representing eleven high schools throughout Jefferson County will compete for cash-tuition and college granted scholarships and for the great …

Welcome to the World Baby Girl!

June 25, 2019

Photo Fun Lacey Kuehnert smiles for her Gammie, Marlys Kuehnert, of Birmingham.  

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Caring for Old Glory

June 25, 2019

Photo Fun Members of Boy Scout Troop 237 from Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church and Troop 97 from Trinity United Methodist Church recently properly retired more than 70 frayed and faded United States flags. Members of the Monsignor Frank J. Wade Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Assembly joined forces with the scouts to conduct …

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What Every Teenager Needs to Hear: STEPS Proactive Parenting

June 25, 2019

Parenting Points Brought to you by: White Plume Technologies It’s important for parents to talk to their kids. But have you thought much about what to say?  Research validates that parents positively impact their kids by talking to them. And there are some things that desperately need to be said. In fact, they are …