Sydney Cromwell

The team will compete this Saturday in Nashville. more

Sep 20, 2017 3:55 PM People

Dr. Wisely

Photo by Madison Miller.

This program is intended for parents who want a deeper understanding of the disorder. However, the series has been attended by educators, pediatricians, nurses, and social workers. more

Sep 20, 2017 11:47 AM Schools

Mountain Brook Football

Photo by Ted Melton

The Mountain Brook High School football team has fallen in its past two matchups against Hoover and Thompson. This week’s game against Spain Park will be another big test. more

Sep 19, 2017 2:24 PM Sports

Mountain Brook BOE

Photo by Jesse Chambers

The school budget should have a surplus of about $221,000 for the 2017-2018 school year, according to Superintendent Dicky Barlow. more

Sep 18, 2017 9:06 PM Schools

Thompson vs Mountain Brook

Frank Couch

The Mountain Brook High School football, volleyball and cross-country teams were all in action this past week. more

Sep 18, 2017 2:07 PM , Sports


Sydney Cromwell

Tents lined Hoyt Lane by Mountain Brook City Hall for the third annual Taste of Mountain Brook. more

Sep 18, 2017 8:58 AM Restaurants

Thompson vs Mountain Brook

Frank Couch

Mountain Brook was unsuccessful in its attempts to stop a strong Thompson offense, leading to a 40-13 loss. more

Sep 15, 2017 11:04 PM Sports

City Road Mountain Brook VIllage 1

By Keith McCoy

Public input will be used to select about eight intersections that will then go through a traffic analysis. more

Sep 13, 2017 10:49 AM News

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Photos courtesy of Josh Watkins.

While all Mountain Brook elementary schools are taking part in the lessons, Crestline decided to hold the kick off week from Sept. 11-15 as a start to the new school year. more

Sep 12, 2017 6:07 PM Crestline Elementary

Mountain Brook Football

Jimmy Mitchell

Mountain Brook is in the middle of a brutal three-game stretch to start region play. more

Sep 12, 2017 9:29 AM Sports

Mountain Brook City Council

Sam Chandler

The Mountain Brook City Council passed an ordinance at its Sept. 11 meeting that sets the minimum period for short-term rentals at 30 days. more

Sep 11, 2017 10:02 PM News 1 Comments

Mountain Brook City Schools

Staff photo.

The school day is scheduled to start on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. more

Sep 11, 2017 3:56 PM Schools


Photo by Todd Lester

Mountain Brook High football, volleyball and cross-country teams were all in action over the last week. more

Sep 11, 2017 2:15 PM , Sports

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Photo courtesy of Jim Glazner.

Smith's is no longer for sale and will stay in the Glazner family. more

Sep 11, 2017 1:49 PM Businesses 7 Comments

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Image courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The National Weather Service has also issued a wind advisory through the morning of Sept. 12. more

Sep 10, 2017 8:45 PM , News

Enjoying the Jam

Photo by Jesse Chambers

The musical event in Homewood was held in honor of Sam Lapidus, a Birmingham teen and LJCC member who died from cancer in 2008 more

Sep 10, 2017 8:42 PM People


Photo by Todd Lester

Mountain Brook dropped its first contest of the season on Friday night. more

Sep 8, 2017 11:06 PM Sports

Mountain Brook Volleyball

Photo by Barry Stephenson.

The Mountain Brook High School volleyball team beat Vestavia Hills in straight sets on Thursday night. more

Sep 7, 2017 9:11 PM Sports

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

The Henley Park event space is the first of three phases to improve the zoo. more

Sep 7, 2017 8:02 PM News


Photo by Lexi Coon.

The request will now move forward to the City Council at a future meeting. more

Sep 5, 2017 9:57 PM News

Mountain Brook Football

Jimmy Mitchell

Mountain Brook is looking for only its second win over Hoover since 2000. more

Sep 5, 2017 4:57 PM Sports

Mountain Brook Football

Jimmy Mitchell

Mountain Brook put together a complete effort in a shutout victory over Helena. more

Sep 1, 2017 11:52 PM Sports

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Photo by Lexi Coon.

The Emmet O'Neal Library will also be closed Sept. 2-4 and will resume normal hours on Sept. 5. more

Sep 1, 2017 10:31 AM News

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By Keith McCoy

Robin Karson, executive director of the Library of American Landscape History, will be speaking about Warren Manning, the landscape architect hired by Robert Jemison Jr. to develop Mountain Brook Estates. more

Aug 31, 2017 1:57 PM People

Mountain Brook Football

Layton Dudley

Mountain Brook travels to Helena on Friday night, looking for a 2-0 start. more

Aug 29, 2017 1:52 PM Sports


Courtesy of NWS

Items requested include bottled water, new blankets, toothbrushes, toothpaste, diapers, canned dog and cat food, cleaning supplies, saline solution and trash bags. more

Aug 29, 2017 10:50 AM News

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Lexi Coon

Officials hope to have a better course of action regarding potential future sidewalks to the road after the preliminary engineering and drainage project from the residual APPLE grant funds. more

Aug 28, 2017 8:12 PM News


Courtesy of Evson, Inc./Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce.

Motorists traveling through the Mountain Brook area should exercise caution. more

Aug 28, 2017 4:39 PM News

Mountain Brook Football

Layton Dudley

The Mountain Brook High School football team rolled up 483 yards of offense as it dispatched Gulf Shores, 56-24. more

Aug 25, 2017 11:37 PM Sports

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

Student volunteers from the UAB Honors College met with senior citizens on Aug. 24 and 25 to help them learn how to use new technology. more

Aug 25, 2017 1:00 PM People 3 Comments

Mountain Brook Football

Photo by Todd Lester/www.ToddLesterPhotography.com

Mountain Brook looks to get its football season off on the right foot on Friday night. more

Aug 22, 2017 1:59 PM Sports

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Courtesy of the city of Mountain

With a variance of five feet, managing partner Ron Durham said they will not be adding new floors or additional units to the building and the building will still be three floors in height. more

Aug 21, 2017 7:49 PM News

Staffing the Bama tent

Photo by Jesse Chambers

Boiling N' Bragging -- an annual benefit for Children’s of Alabama Critical Care Transport -- attracted lots of fans to the Otey's Tavern parking lot to eat good food and talk college football. more

Aug 21, 2017 8:43 AM People

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

This year's class features a mix of 20 juniors and seniors from Mountain Brook High School. more

Aug 17, 2017 5:15 PM MBHS

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Courtesy of Sarah Simmons/The Roosevelts.

The show will feature Sarah Simmons, who was top seven on season four of The Voice, and Jason Kloess and the band he is a part of, The Roosevelts. more

Aug 17, 2017 1:37 PM People

Please take a moment to engage with Village Living and fill out our survey about safety and cycling in the Mountain Brook area. Keep an eye out for an upcoming article. more

Aug 15, 2017 1:36 PM People

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Lexi Coon

Once construction crews have broken ground it is estimated that the bridge project would be completed in three months. more

Aug 14, 2017 8:46 PM News

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

“New teacher orientation week was phenomenal," said Crestline's newest third grade teacher, Lauren Kiser. more

Aug 14, 2017 5:09 PM Schools

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Photo by Lexi Coon.

Sonny Jones with Birmingham Water Works said for the project along the exit ramp to be fully completed, they need eight more weeks of dry weather. more

Aug 14, 2017 1:00 PM News

The Symphony Volunteer Council (SVC), the main volunteer organization supporting the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, gathered at the home of Lin and Jim Musgrove in Greystone on June 6 to install the 2017-18 SVC board. more

Aug 11, 2017 4:13 PM People

0513 280 Intersections Construction

Photo by Jeff Thompson.

A milling crew will be out on Oakdale Drive from Bethune Drive to Oakdale Road today. more

Aug 10, 2017 8:47 AM News

Chief Cook has held every position in the organization after being elected Sergeant at Arms in 2014, secretary in 2015 and vice president in 2016 in addition to his current role as president. more

Aug 7, 2017 9:40 AM People


Photo courtesy of Andi Rice.

Avo, Davenport's Pizza Palace, La Paz, The Gardens Café by Kathy G and Vino are among the 73 confirmed restaurants that will be participating. more

Aug 1, 2017 12:56 PM Businesses

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Erica Techo

The Eggs and Issues breakfast was co-sponsored by the Greater Shelby, South Shelby, Homewood, Mountain Brook and Montevallo chambers of commerce. more

Jul 31, 2017 1:03 PM Businesses

The Voter Guide includes candidate bios, campaign contributor lists, voter information for Jefferson and Shelby counties and information about polling places, voter ID and campaign finances. more

Jul 31, 2017 10:35 AM News

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Photo by Lexi Coon.

Phases two and three of the sidewalk project have been switched, and the city will be moving forward with the Canterbury Road closure traffic study. Council also approved a moratorium on new short-term rentals and new short-term rental reservations. more

Jul 24, 2017 8:44 PM News

0513 280 Intersections Construction

Photo by Jeff Thompson.

Workers will be present on Old Leeds Road and Eden Circle. more

Jul 18, 2017 8:27 PM News

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Photo by Lexi Coon.

The temporary closure will serve as an assessment for the future of the roundabout project. more

Jul 18, 2017 10:32 AM News 1 Comments

0513 280 Intersections Construction

Photo by Jeff Thompson.

Paving is tentatively scheduled to begin on Overton Road on July 17. more

Jul 13, 2017 9:34 AM News

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

A draft ordinance defining a short-term rental as anything less than 30 days and prohibiting short-term rentals in all residential districts will be presented during a public hearing at the next Planning Commission meeting on Aug. 7 at 5:30 p.m. more

Jul 12, 2017 5:04 PM News

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By Keith McCoy

Paving has been completed on Fair Oaks Drive at Cherokee Bend Elementary and on South Brookwood Road from Overton Road to Brookwood Forest Elementary. more

Jul 12, 2017 8:40 AM News

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Erica Techo

To help with traffic backup along the U.S. 280 exit ramp into Mountain Brook Village, Richard Caudle with Skipper Consulting suggesting optimizing current traffic signals, whose timing has crept up incrementally in recent years. more

Jul 10, 2017 9:15 PM News


Photo by Payton Dobbs.

Local students Stanton Langley, Price Pewitt, Max Simon and Sims Ruffino, who together make up the band Riverbend, will be performing in front of thousands of attendees at this year's festival. more

Jul 10, 2017 5:13 PM People

Village Living earned a number of awards last weekend at the annual Alabama Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. more

Jul 10, 2017 2:12 PM News

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By Keith McCoy

The construction is a part of the city's effort to improve roads through its paving project. more

Jul 10, 2017 9:05 AM News

Milling crews will be working on South Brookwood Road from Brookwood Forest Elementary to Overton Road and on Pumphouse Road from the U.S. 280 bridge to the Florida Short Route. more

Jul 6, 2017 8:51 AM News

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Erica Techo

During a signing on July 3, Birmingham and Maebashi, Japan made their relationship as Sister Cities official. more

Jul 5, 2017 4:48 PM News

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