NIGHT OUT Food Tour with Comedienne Joy

June 26, 2018

Special Feature Joy King, hostess of the Bham Eat Drink Ride Food Tour, has a number one rule for her tour groups: “You must have fun!” The bus tour experience takes guests to a variety of local eateries for a five-course meal, including foods like burgers, tacos, cheesecakes, and chicken and greens. For those who …

“Healthy Hearts for Horizons”

March 26, 2018

Horizons School students are preparing for a Culinary Extravaganza at the Jeff State Valleydale Road Campus April 13. The theme for the evening is “Healthy Tailgating and Outdoor Grilling” and includes live music and a tailgate-style dinner grilled by Keith Richards, Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafés founder. Proceeds benefit The Horizons School, a community-based educational program promoting …

Laurie’s Blog

March 24, 2018

Where the Party Never Ends It’s been fifteen years ago, but I’ll never forget the look on my four and half year old’s face as we left his cousin’s birthday party. Tears were silently streaming down his face. What’s wrong? I asked. “I don’t want the party to be over. I don’t want it to …

Photo Fun with Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church

February 26, 2018

“Lenten Fish Fry Fellowship” Our Lady of Sorrows(OLS) Catholic Church in Homewood holds the Stations of the Cross each Friday during Lent at 7 p.m. (L to R) Knights of Columbus member John Corso, OLS assoc. pastor Rev. Balta Pentareddy, J.J. Bischoff, Charlie Bischoff, and Knight John Hardin enjoy fellowship during the first Lenten fish …

Girl Scouts

February 26, 2018

“Cookie Time!” Area Girl Scouts load cookie orders at Birmingham Cookie Drop Off, Guiding Light Church, Birmingham. Ava Christiansen (bottom left) of Troop 285/Hoover wants to use her cookie earnings to help the Ronald McDonald House.

Rise Against Hunger: Local Volunteers Pack 300,098 Meals for Kids

February 24, 2018

Church Leaders For the eighth year in a row, Canterbury United Methodist (UMC) and St. Luke’s Episcopal partnered against hunger. With the help of nearly two thousand volunteers, they packed over 300,000 meals over a three-day period in February. The group also met its goal of packing three million total meals for Rise Against Hunger …

Benefits of High Powered Nutrition

January 26, 2018

Healthy Living Are you, or anyone you know, praying for better health? Our bodies are miracles!  All we need to do is take a moment to think about all the different functions of the body and how it all works together. It’s amazing! God gave us a gift and it’s our responsibility to take good …

Taziki’s Keith Richards

December 22, 2017

Jesus, Others and Yourself: Taziki’s Keith Richards After a vacation to Greece in 1997, Keith Richards was inspired to recreate the same richness of community he experienced there in his home town of Birmingham. Opening his first Taziki’s restaurant in 1998 was a leap of faith quickly bolstered by the idea of giving back. Now with …

35th Annual St. Nicholas Russian Food Festival

October 26, 2017

35th Annual St. Nicholas Russian Food Festival Enjoy traditional Eastern European foods and pastries, drink Russian tea, shop in a Russian Beriozka store and tour the historic St. Nicholas church at the 35th annual St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church Food Festival. The festivities will be from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, November 4 and Noon …

Garden Party: Taste of Hoover

September 22, 2017

City Scene The 6th Annual Taste of Hoover is an opportunity to try delicious dishes from about 30 of Hoover’s best restaurants and caterers in the beautifully lighted setting of Aldridge Gardens. The bonus is your support will help the not for profit Gardens to be maintained and continue to offer services and events throughout …