Features

Study for traffic improvements in the works

City Council discussed selecting a consultant for an upcoming city-wide traffic study at its July 28 meeting. Find this and other updates on the meeting in this report. more »

Jul 28, 2014 News

Photo by Allie Klaubert.

Additional roads to be paved in 2014

The newly approved list includes Pump House Road, Overton Road and Green Valley Road. more »

Jul 28, 2014 News

Dicky Barlow

Photo by Alec Dixon.

Superintendent evaluation is positive

A recent evaluation of Mountain Brook Schools Superintendent Dicky Barlow came back “very positive,” according to Board of Education Chair Jane Menendez. more »

Jul 28, 2014 Schools

Linda Dobbins told her dancers that they would be performing in the Orange Bowl halftime show on New Year's Eve.

Photo courtesy of Linda Dobbins.

Linda Dobbins dancers to perform at Orange Bowl

Linda Dobbins had some big news for her dancers this week. more »

Jul 28, 2014 News

At this year's Crestline Rocks, local bands will compete in a vote by donation competition leading up to the Sept. 27 event.

Photo courtesy of Crestline Rocks.

Crestline Rocks 2014 seeking local talent

Crestline Rocks organizers are now inviting local music talent to apply to participate in a vote by donation fundraising competition leading up to the event on Sept. 27. more »

Jul 28, 2014 News

Mountain Brook Trading moving to new site

Founder Laura Silsbee has been searching for the right site for over a year because the Facebook page has caused headaches for her and many other members. more »

Jul 23, 2014 News (1 Comments)

No election, Womack and Shelton to assume council positions

For the second time in a row, Mountain Brook’s municipal election has been cancelled after only one person qualified for each open City Council seat. Alice Womack and Lloyd Shelton will be new on the council. more »

Jul 17, 2014 News

A solution for Beech flooding?

On July 14, City Council approved residents' request for funding to address flooding issues around Beech Street and Beech Circle. Other notes on council meeting actions are included in this report. more »

Jul 14, 2014 News

View of the proposed retail at the northwest intersection Main Street and Jemison Lane.

Image courtesy of Evson, Inc.

Initial Lane Parke tenant mix almost complete

Once a final preleasing tenant has been secured, Lane Parke developers plan to take steps to begin construction this fall. more »

Jul 14, 2014 News

New food truck ordinance draft more restrictive

A new draft of a food truck ordinance being considered by Mountain Brook Council would only allow food trucks on private property. more »

Jul 14, 2014 News

Author Sue Martin’s guide dog has become her constant companion.

Photo courtesy of Sue Martin.

Sue Martin writes Out of the Whirlpool

Part of why Martin's story is so shocking is because of what her life looks like now. She’s blind, yes, but her life experience has taught her that she can do anything she wants to do. more »

Jun 26, 2014 People

Lonnie and his wife, Pam, celebrated his retirement in Cherokee Bend on Tuesday.

Photo by Olivia Burton.

Cherokee Bend residents celebrate retirement of mailman Lonnie Brewster

After 30 years working for the USPS, mailman Lonnie Brewster retired on June 27. more »

Jun 30, 2014 People (1 Comments)

Crestline Pig plans moving forward on new site

A new Piggly Wiggly site is being planned for Crestline Village adjacent to where it was initially announced to be built. The store could open as soon as next summer. more »

Jun 23, 2014 News (4 Comments)

Jones Valley Teaching Farm board members Mike Moss, Kate Darden and Christiana Roussel and Executive Director Grant Brigham are leading the organization to educate children through hands-on learning on the downtown farm and in schools.

Photo by Karim Shamsi-Basha.

When farming meets the classroom

Jones Valley’s leaders see project-based learning as a key to education. more »

Jun 26, 2014 People

Three of Sneaky Pete’s famous hot dogs are, from left, a chili cheese dog, the Original Sneaky Pete’s dog and the Junkyard Dog.

Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Sneaky Pete’s Hot Dogs

The classic hot dog is a staple of barbecues and baseball games, but Sneaky Pete’s is not your ordinary hot dog. more »

Jun 26, 2014 Restaurants

Linda Dobbins dancers say 'thank you' to troops

As part of their Patriotic Week celebration leading up to the Fourth of July, dancers baked homemade cookies, decorated a giant card and made a patriotic dance video to send to Marine Corps troops. more »

Jun 30, 2014 People

Gary Clark stands with a blown-up version of the postage stamp that now bears his photograph at a dedication ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Photo courtesy of Gary Clark.

Crestline resident’s photo becomes USPS stamp

The U.S. Postal Service had originally contacted Clark, a 29-year Southern Living travel photographer, back in 2008 about using his photo after seeing it in the July 2005 issue of the magazine. more »

Jun 26, 2014 People

Elisabeth Branch owns Bug’s Boys in Crestline Village.

Photo by Intisar Seraaj-Sabree.

Bug’s Boys

Named after owner Elisabeth Branch’s childhood nickname “Ladybug,” Bug’s Boys carries unique clothing for infants, toddlers and boys up to size 20. more »

Dec 20, 2013 Businesses

Joe Bates has embodied Western's commitment to customer relations and customer service for over 40 years.

Photo by Olivia Burton.

Western concierge Joe Bates to retire after 40 years

Community members are invited to attend Joe Bates's retirement party at Western in Mountain Brook Village on Wednesday, June 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. more »

Jun 19, 2014 News

Crestline Shell in talks with potential investors

As of June 18, Jack King said a deal with an investor is in progress, and Walter Scott said his family's offer had been turned down. more »

Jun 18, 2014 News

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