City City Hall 1

By Keith McCoy

Closings, garbage schedule this Thanksgiving

A look at what will be closed and when during this Thanksgiving holiday. more »

Nov 25, 2015 1:22 PM News

City Police 1

By Keith McCoy

Three cases of identity theft reported

The Mountain Brook Police Department community update for Nov. 25. more »

Nov 25, 2015 10:41 AM News

Magic Muffins birthday cake

Photo courtesy of Rick DeFilippo

Reader submission: Magic Muffins bakery fulfills birthday wish for 9-year-old boy

Spontaneous human kindness still exists here in our communities. more »

Nov 25, 2015 10:32 AM Columns

City City Hall 2

By Keith McCoy

City Council: Uber, other ridesharing companies welcome under new ordinance

The Mountain Brook City Council on Monday night voted to amend its transit and passenger transportation ordinances in order to allow for for ridesharing companies, like Uber, to operate within city limits. more »

Nov 24, 2015 3:31 PM News

Bromberg's Tree

Photo courtesy of Bromberg’s.

Bromberg tree will once again anchor holiday decorations in Mountain Brook Village

Arriving on a flatbed truck a few days before Thanksgiving, it takes three or four days for crews to get the tree in place and lit by the official start of the Christmas shopping season. more »

Nov 24, 2015 12:40 PM News

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By Keith McCoy

Emmet O’Neal Library announces holiday, 2016 programs

Emmet O’Neal Library will host an assortment of holiday-inspired and educational programs in the next few months. more »

Nov 23, 2015 5:42 PM News


Courtesy of KlassKids Foundation

KlaasKids Foundation to host child safety event at Birmingham Zoo

Volunteers from Klaas Kids Foundation, a non-profit, will be on hand to fingerprint, photograph your child and give out DNA kits to take home free of charge. more »

Nov 23, 2015 5:40 PM News

marthie & jane

Courtesy of The Lollar Group

Junior League’s Market Noel to kickoff Nov. 18 with Preview Party

The Junior League of Birmingham’s holiday shopping event, Market Noel, is celebrating 25 years in Birmingham. This year, Market Noel will return to the Cahaba Grand Conference Center Nov. 19-21. more »

Nov 17, 2015 6:17 PM News

Birmingham Zoo to offer half-price admission in exchange for canned goods donation

The items will then be donated to the United Way Food Bank of Central Alabama, which secures and stores surplus food and household items to distribute through local partnering service agencies. more »

Nov 17, 2015 6:11 PM News

BZA Mountain Brook

Ana Good

BZA denies request for urgent care facility in Crestline Village

After hearing from more than half a dozen Mountain Brook residents who expressed concern and voiced their disapproval of the plans, the board sided with Mountain Brook City Planner Dana Hazen’s initial denial of the request. more »

Nov 16, 2015 7:55 PM News


UAB News

Birmingham Zoo, UAB team treat elephant’s cracked tusk

Trails of Africa and the Zoo’s veterinary staff worked together with a team lead by UAB’s Director of Materials Processing and Applications Development Center, Brian Pillay, to carry out what could be a groundbreaking elephant tusk procedure. more »

Nov 16, 2015 10:20 AM News

Bentley in Vestavia 11-14-15

Photo by Jon Anderson

Republicans need to be a 'big-tent party,' Gov. Robert Bentley says

They need to quit tearing each other apart over different philosophies for reaching the same goal, Bentley told the Mid-Alabama Republican Club in Vestavia Hills. more »

Nov 14, 2015 3:02 PM News

Victim in I-459 crash identified as Mountain Brook resident

The crash occurred Thursday afternoon around 1 p.m. more »

Nov 13, 2015 11:43 AM News 1 Comments

Cahaba Village Parking Addition Sign

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Latest Holiday Open House announced

The Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce today announced the addition of a fourth Holiday Open House at Cahaba Village along Highway 280. more »

Nov 12, 2015 12:34 PM Businesses

Courtesy of Dixie Design Collective

Dixie Design Collective offers hand-drawn cards by local artists

When Mountain Brook resident Jennifer Hunt started planning for her annual Christmas card in October of last year, she quickly realized her options were limited. This year, she decided to take matters into her own hands. more »

Nov 11, 2015 8:08 PM Businesses

Fashions for the Foundation debuts at Grand Bohemian[Video]

Around 240 people attended this year's Fashions for the Foundation. more »

Nov 9, 2015 5:12 PM News

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By Keith McCoy

Mountain Brook Chamber announces Holiday Open Houses

The Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce will host the first of three Holiday Open Houses Thursday, Nov. 19. more »

Nov 10, 2015 6:44 PM Businesses

MBHS Volleyball Team

Sydney Cromwell

BOE considers new classes, hears restraint and incident report

The other major topic of the night was the annual report on seclusion and restraint use in Mountain Brook schools. more »

Nov 9, 2015 8:38 PM Schools

Sydney Cromwell

Brookwood sets up Christmas decorations

Work on the mall began at 6 a.m. on Nov. 8 and was set to be completed in one day. more »

Nov 8, 2015 4:46 PM Businesses

ESPN airs gameday Sid Ortis memorial

The video highlights Sid's family, his relationship with LSU coach Les Miles and his strength facing a diagnosis of osteosarcoma and his passing on Oct. 31. more »

Nov 7, 2015 7:33 PM People

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By Keith McCoy

UAB finance professor to lead inaugural '$mart Directions @ Emmet O’Neal Library' presentation

The first of several “$mart Directions @ Emmet O’Neal Library” presentations will kickoff Thursday, Nov. 5. more »

Nov 4, 2015 1:42 PM News

Samaritan's Purse

Courtesy of Samaritan's Purse.

Mountain Brook locations to collect gifts for Operation Christmas Child

Donors are asked to fill shoeboxes with gifts like dolls, soccer balls with pumps, toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement. more »

Nov 3, 2015 4:24 PM News

Frank Couch

Memorial for Sid Ortis held at Mountain Brook High School

A celebration on the life of Sid Ortis held on the Mountain Brook High School football field was attended by over 1,500 people Monday evening. more »

Nov 2, 2015 10:57 PM People

Sydney Cromwell

MBHS holds Homecoming parade

Mountain Brook residents and students lined the streets of Crestline Village on Oct. 30 to cheer on the MBHS Spartans in their homecoming football game. School let out early to allow elementary and middle schoolers to watch the homecoming parade. more »

Oct 30, 2015 7:35 PM MBHS

Highlands School

Ana Good

Highlands ranked among top 50 private elementary schools in the nation

Highlands was ranked at No. 21 out of the “50 Best Private Elementary Schools” across the nation. more »

Oct 28, 2015 2:49 PM Private Schools

Parks and Rec

Erica Techo

$42 million Parks and Rec Master Plan draft presented at public meeting

The proposed plan accounted for $13 million in renovation and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, $10 million for a new community center, $19 million for new parks and greenways and $140,000 for design studies and development for standards. more »

Oct 27, 2015 9:58 PM News

Mystics Parade

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Road closures Friday, Saturday in Crestline for Homecoming, Halloween parades

Vehicular traffic on Church Street will likely be “significantly impacted” from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Friday and from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday due to the Homecoming and Halloween parades scheduled on each day. more »

Oct 27, 2015 4:42 PM News

Erica Techo

Grand Bohemian welcomes community at ribbon-cutting ceremony [VIDEO]

The Grand Bohemian held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Oct. 23. more »

Oct 23, 2015 3:11 PM Businesses

Frank Couch Village Living

Grand Bohemian Mountain Brook welcomes first guests

The $35 million boutique hotel welcomed its first guests Wednesday, Oct. 21 as workers added the final touches to the space. more »

Oct 22, 2015 5:17 PM News

Birmingham Zoo

Ana Good

Birmingham Zoo, KultureCity partner to make visits ‘sensory friendly’ for special needs guests

The signs, displayed in areas such as wildlife shows and nature trails, help designate areas that accommodate guests with SPDs. more »

Oct 19, 2015 5:33 PM News

Pedia Trick-or-Treat

Erica Techo

Board of Education recognizes students’ success at meeting

The Mountain Brook Board of Education recognized several students for their excellence at its October meeting. more »

Oct 19, 2015 5:25 PM Schools

MBJH students holding fundraiser to fight multiple sclerosis

In their fight against multiple sclerosis, Mountain Brook Junior High eighth graders have partnered with Will Haver at Taco Mama for a percentage night. more »

Oct 14, 2015 10:06 AM MBJH

Hoyt Street Lights

Photo by Madoline Markham.

City council discusses lighting changes on Brook Manor Drive

Residents requested the city’s assistance in placing two decorative streetlights, a project which would cost around $11,000. The decorative lights would replace the current light fixtures. more »

Oct 12, 2015 8:26 PM News

Girl Scout House Ribbon Cutting

Photo courtesy of the Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce.

Crestline Scout House returns

Girl Scouts past and present gathered at the newly renovated Crestline Scout House for a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce. more »

Oct 8, 2015 4:11 PM News

Otey's Tavern takes Silver Award in Retailer of the Year

Otey's Tavern received the Silver Award in the $1-5 million revenue category. Haver said it was "a team award" based on the great work of all Otey's employees. more »

Oct 6, 2015 4:57 PM Businesses

Cahaba River Walk Trash Can

Photo by Olivia Burton.

Parks and Rec department releases new handbook

Parks and Recreation Superintendent Shanda Williams said she delivered the new handbooks, complete with all new information, to several city offices Monday morning. more »

Oct 5, 2015 5:21 PM News

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