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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

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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


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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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By Keith McCoy

City Hall, Parks and Recreation, Public Works and the Emmet O'Neal Library will be closed. more

Jun 28, 2017 3:56 PM News

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

While Sain Associates has an outline of the areas they would like to address, they will be taking comments and suggestions into account to review the drafts that were shown to the public on June 27. more

Jun 27, 2017 8:57 PM News 3 Comments

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Tickets go on sale July 1 and are available at oteysfest.com. more

Jun 27, 2017 5:30 PM Events

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Village Living

Ken Marion, a professor in the UAB Department of Biology, and Dan Self, Zoological Manager of Reptiles at the Birmingham Zoo, took some time with Village Living to address some common concerns about snakes and survey results. more

Jun 27, 2017 4:56 PM People

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Photo by Lexi Coon.

The stop signs will be placed at the intersections of Wimbleton Drive and Dunbarton Drive; Shambley Drive and Warrington Road; and Westmoreland Drive and Ryecroft Road. more

Jun 26, 2017 10:09 PM News


Courtesy of NWS BHM

Weather forecasters are reminding Central Alabama residents that tropical systems can cause dangerous conditions, even hundreds of miles inland. more

Jun 20, 2017 5:00 PM News

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

Officials said they received positive comments at the public information session regarding the future roundabouts in Mountain Brook Village. more

Jun 20, 2017 7:17 PM News 2 Comments

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City Manager Sam Gaston said representatives from SAIN Associates will be present to answer questions from residents on June 27. more

Jun 19, 2017 4:13 PM News

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

Liz Wood-Weas, president of the Alabama Speech and Debate Association and director of Speech and Debate at MBHS, said that while there are only 72 classrooms in the high school, there will be 97 rounds happening concurrently in different spaces. more

Jun 19, 2017 1:18 PM MBHS

At least five people were hospitalized, according to national reports, and others injured. more

Jun 14, 2017 4:05 PM News

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Photo by Lexi Coon.

Richard Caudle, with Skipper Consultants, recommended the installation of in-sign-face LED flashers, which contain eight flashing LED’s in the boarder of the crosswalk’s sign face. more

Jun 12, 2017 9:42 PM News


Lexi Coon

The Mountain Brook Board of Education met on the afternoon of June 12 to elect new board officers. more

Jun 12, 2017 4:56 PM Schools 1 Comments

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Photo by Kalai-Kennedy-Lynam

The event took place May 13 at the Grand Bohemian in Mountain Brook. more

Jun 12, 2017 12:26 PM People

Mountain Brook Soccer

Submitted photo

Mountain Brook boys and girls soccer players were named to the all-state and metro teams. more

Jun 5, 2017 10:29 AM Sports

Starnes Publishing assistant sports editor and community reporter Sam Chandler completed a fellowship at The Washington Post after his graduation from Samford. more

Jun 2, 2017 2:09 PM People


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The robbery took place on June 2, and police took a suspect into custody on June 5. more

Jun 2, 2017 9:56 AM News

Please take a moment to engage with Village Living and fill out our survey about snakes in the area. Keep an eye out for an upcoming article about dealing with snakes in Birmingham. more

Jun 1, 2017 2:41 PM People 1 Comments

Mountain Brook Volleyball

Sarah Finnegan

The veteran coach will take over a highly-successful Mountain Brook High School program. more

May 31, 2017 4:23 PM Sports


Courtesy of Dale Wisely.

Members of the class of 2017 visited Brookwood Forest Elementary, Cherokee Bend Elementary, Crestline Elementary and Mountain Brook Elementary. more

May 30, 2017 4:15 PM Schools

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Courtesy of N.E. Miles Jewish Day School

The students' prototype will be on display at the McWane Center, and the N.E. Miles Jewish Day School earned $1,500 in prize money. more

May 25, 2017 4:01 PM Schools 1 Comments

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Courtesy of Alicia Bailey.

Together with the city of Birmingham and ALDOT, the city of Mountain Brook is hosting a public open house on June 20 about the project for the intersection of Cahaba Road, Culver Road, U.S. 280 and Lane Park Road. more

May 25, 2017 2:15 PM News

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

The Emmet O'Neal Library will be handing out cupcakes until 5 p.m. today as well as collecting final scavenger hunt submissions. more

May 24, 2017 2:07 PM People

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By Keith McCoy

Both City Hall and the Emmet O'Neal Library will be closed in honor of the holiday, and trash pick-up will occur one day late. more

May 24, 2017 9:16 AM News

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The council voted 3-2 to give Chester's International a conditional use to open the facility in a space zoned for retail -- but with a possible time limit. more

May 22, 2017 11:02 PM Businesses

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

Congratulations to the MBHS class of 2017. more

May 22, 2017 9:25 PM Schools

Nominations for the Community Member and Community Cause of the Year can be submitted here. The deadline to nominate is June 30. more

May 19, 2017 3:27 PM People

The 2017 Midnight Ball was held on April 22 at The Country Club of Birmingham. more

May 19, 2017 3:05 PM People

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Photo by Ron Burkett.

The event may be rescheduled in the fall, according to an email from City Manager Sam Gaston. more

May 18, 2017 11:17 AM People

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

"If I had my choice, and the army could move all around the country, and all around the world, Birmingham and Mountain Brook is where I want to make my home," Tanner said. more

May 17, 2017 4:45 PM Businesses

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Sarah Finnegan

The Mountain Brook boys golf team won the Class 7A state golf tournament on Tuesday. more

May 16, 2017 7:41 PM Sports

On May 20, IberiaBank is encouraging residents to bring confidential documents to their Mountain Brook Village location to be shredded. more

May 16, 2017 10:59 AM Businesses

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

The board congratulated many students on their accomplishments as well as heard updates regarding the MBJH outdoor dining facility, the student survey and summer professional development opportunities. more

May 15, 2017 7:16 PM Schools

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

Next year, the class of 2017 will represent MBHS in 61 colleges and 24 states. more

May 15, 2017 8:54 PM MBHS


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The World Championship Robotics Title was a first for the school system. more

May 15, 2017 3:40 PM MBJH

Village Living is looking for people from Mountain Brook who are living and working in the greatest city in the world -- New York. Let us know if you have people to nominate. more

May 14, 2017 7:09 PM People 1 Comments

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

Band director Jason Smith announced an invitation for a "once in a lifetime trip" for the band program: traveling to perform in the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion in Normandy, France, as an official representative of the United States. more

May 13, 2017 8:59 AM MBHS


Birmingham Belles

This year, Miss Emma Clare Johnson was the recipient of the 2017 Scholarship Fund, which has been established to honor Birmingham Belle founder, the late Mrs. James Mallory Kidd, Jr. more

May 10, 2017 5:05 PM People

Mountain Brook Golf

Photo courtesy of Mountain Brook Golf

The Mountain Brook boys golf team will join Vestavia Hills at the state tournament next week. more

May 10, 2017 10:40 AM Sports

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Courtesy of Holly Lollar.

This year there are 20 inaugural torchbearers, two of whom are Mountain Brook residents. more

May 9, 2017 12:32 PM People


Photos by Lexi Coon.

The date for a public hearing for the Master Sidewalk Plan has yet to be finalized, but city manager Sam Gaston said they are looking to have it around mid-June. more

May 8, 2017 9:33 PM News

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

The event saw performances from local bands Kate and the Howlers and Riverbend, as well as a bounce house, dunk tank, ice cream, and of course, birthday cake. more

May 7, 2017 10:23 PM People

Outdoor Track and Field State Championships 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Mountain Brook High School girls track and field team relied on strong performances late in Saturday's meet to preserve its runner-up finish. more

May 7, 2017 2:38 AM Sports 2 Comments

Outdoor Track and Field State Championships 2017

Sarah Finnegan

The Mountain Brook High School girls track and field team leads the Class 7A state meet after two days of competition. more

May 5, 2017 10:41 PM Sports

Outdoor Track and Field State Tournament 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Sophie Jane Knott led the Mountain Brook High School track and field teams on Thursday at the Class 4A-7A state outdoor meet in Gulf Shores. She won the 7A girls pole vault with a clearance of 11 feet, 3 inches. more

May 5, 2017 12:38 AM Sports

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Erica Techo

The award recipient should show strong work ethic, joyful disposition, seek to ensure other's needs come before their own and exemplify other qualities demonstrated by Lewis. more

May 1, 2017 8:38 PM Crestline Elementary 5 Comments

Boys Golf Sectionals 2017

Sarah Finnegan

Mountain Brook and Vestavia Hills qualified for sub-state. more

May 1, 2017 5:30 PM Sports 4 Comments

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