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Heart & Home, Y’all: Brenda Gantt Celebrates the Holidays

October 27, 2022

Cover Story As the holiday season approaches, popular home cook and social media personality Brenda Gantt celebrates with a lots of inspiration for upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings. Gantt, who has become a Facebook sensation with more than three million followers, reaches out to the world from her home in Andalusia, Ala. through her “Cooking …

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Dine with Olexa’s Café!

October 20, 2021

Home for the Holidays Diane Olexa grew up watching her mother create beautiful wedding cakes and wonderful food for brides on their special day. She created her first wedding cake at the age of 22, as a gift to a college roommate in 1993. Realizing a love for the creative art, Diane began her own business …

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Brenda Gantt: Down-home Cooking with a side of Jesus

February 28, 2021

Cover Story Brought to you by: Molly Maid of Birmingham, Brenda Gantt considers herself a humble home cook, but her online following has made her a viral superstar. With more than two million views on some of her Facebook Live cooking videos, Gantt has introduced Southern cooking to fans from around the world. Ultimately, though, …

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Dine with Carrabba’s Italian Grill

November 23, 2020

Whether you want to dine in, order to go, place a catering order or give the gift of Carrabba’s with a gift card, Carrabba’s Italian Grill on Highway 280 is ready to serve you! Carrabba’s offers guests a unique and delicious menu everyone will enjoy. Open daily, the team at Carrabba’s is ready to serve …

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Faith & Food Flourish at Ashley Mac’s

October 31, 2020

Cover Story An old Latvian proverb proclaims that “A smiling face is half the meal.” Ashley McMakin, the owner of the Birmingham area’s five Ashley Mac’s restaurants, has been putting smiles on the faces of her customers for more than a decade with her delicious comfort meals. The restaurant’s signature dishes-mouthwatering creations like poppyseed chicken …

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“I Cared Enough” Continues Even During Covid

October 2, 2020

Mission Makers Brought to you by: Community Partner Covene, Meeting the practical needs of people in the name of Jesus is a great way to share the Gospel through actions. Daniel Cason Ministries is once again hosting their annual Thanksgiving outreach “I Cared Enough” in which volunteers will help meet the needs of the …

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October Giveaways

September 28, 2020

TO SAY THANK YOU for reading and supporting the businesses and organizations that advertise with us and make spreading Good News possible, we have THREE GREAT GIVEAWAYS this month for you and your family! A Prize Pack including Boston Butt from Award Winning Big Daddy Sauce($100+ Value!), Simply Visit, and submit a recipe …

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Local Churches Partner to Feed the Hungry

September 10, 2020

Church Leaders The team behind the non-profit food van, Food For Our Journey (FFOJ), was helped this weekend by two parishes of the Catholic Diocese of Birmingham. Teamwork between some parishioners of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church (OLS) in Homewood and Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Hoover made sure that 200 people who …

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Join Saint George in Supporting Backpack Buddies

September 1, 2020

Church Leaders In Shelby County alone, there are over 10,000 public school children on the free meal program at their school but what happens over the weekends? During long holiday breaks and weekends, The Backpack Buddies Program helps meet the need by providing public school students with nutritious and easy-to-prepare food that they can take …

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Bringing the Holiday to the Hungry

July 29, 2020

Church Leaders Homewood’s Our Lady of Sorrows (OLS) Catholic Church’s 71st annual Independence Day Festival continued giving after the event. Left over grilled meat and side dishes, including baked beans and slaw, were fashioned into plates for Birmingham’s homeless. The teamwork by the Knights of Columbus Council 4304, some of the ladies of the parish, …

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