Youth/Kids

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“Honoring Old Glory”

June 25, 2020

Photo Fun More than 115 frayed and faded United States flags and one United States Marine Corps flag were recently properly retired thanks to the patriotism of two groups at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Members of the Monsignor Frank J. Wade Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Assembly joined forces with Boy Scout Troop …

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“Faith in Action”

June 25, 2020

Photo Fun Prince of Peace (POP) Catholic Church in Hoover recently presented Bradley Murai with the 2020 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. The award was established 16 …

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Readers’ Choice for Summer Fun: Camp Sumatanga!

June 25, 2020

Special Feature The winner of our 2020 Favorite Summer Spot/Activity Reader Survey is Camp Sumatanga! Tiger-Rock Martial Arts and Riverview Camp for Girls were close runner ups. Thank you to each reader who completed the survey! Congratulations to Bethany G. from Alabaster for winning a $75 Gift Card to The Trak Shak! Readers’ Choice Winner …

Mission Makers Sketch WellHouse Home for Trafficked Minors

Local Ministry Offers First of Its Kind Help for Children in Alabama

June 25, 2020

Mission Makers The WellHouse, a local ministry serving victims of human trafficking, will soon be able to help children. The Housing Affordability Trust recently awarded The WellHouse with full funding for the construction of a Home for Trafficked Minors. It will be the first in Alabama and one of only 40 known programs in the …

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Children’s of Alabama Recognized Nationwide for Pediatric Care

June 25, 2020

Healthy Living Nine pediatric specialty services at Children’s of Alabama have been named among the nation’s best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 2020-21. Children’s ranked in the top 50 programs in the United States for: Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and …

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Time for a Haircut at Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids!

June 25, 2020

Shop Local Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids is a friendly, fun-focused salon designed for children. While mainly serving kids from their first haircut up to 13 years old, Sharkey’s also offers services for older kids and even adults. Every kids’ haircut comes with a wash, cut and dry, a balloon, and a lollipop. In addition, girls …

Cultivate Your Children’s Gifts & Help Them Realize Their Dreams

June 20, 2020

Parenting Points Can we define the creative child? What does a creative child look like? Is there just one flavor? Is there just one area of giftedness? Is there only one formula that always has the same outcome? I believe that the answer to all those questions is no. If creative means the ability or …

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Visit the Zoo from Your Home!

June 1, 2020

Are We There Yet? Go on an adventure in your living room with the Birmingham Zoo! The Zoo is launching a virtual series of family programming that guests can access from home. Zoo Educators lead Virtual Story Safari and Digital Discovery Adventures at various times Monday-Friday. For families of younger children, the Virtual Story Safari …

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Students End School Year with Virtual Pet Show

June 1, 2020

Education Extra The Wee-K3 class at Our Lady of Sorrows(OLS) Catholic School celebrated their last day of school with a virtual Pet Show that included their favorite stuffed animals, as well as singing and dancing, and a special book about summer. In the last few weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic, the school held virtual preschool …

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Dad & the Outdoors

June 1, 2020

The Great Outdoors Looking for that perfect Father’s Day gift? The staff at Mark’s Outdoors is ready to assist you in finding a gift Dad will love and use. Besides being a one stop shop for hunting and fishing needs, Mark’s also carries a wide variety of lifestyle products for the husband or father in …

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