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Rising Altamont senior Sara Catherine Cook earned a 36 on the ACT, the highest possible composite score. more

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On August 19, the BHEC will honor Rotenstreich at the eighth annual L’Chaim (“to life”) event at the Alys Stephens Center. more

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Drew Dickerson recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. more

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U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) announced that Reagan Clark of Birmingham completed a summer internship in his Washington office. more

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Barnes, a rising sophomore at University of Alabama and member of Scout Troop 53, completed two information kiosks at Red Mountain Park for his Eagle Scout honor. more

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Approximately 80 students from more than 33 high schools recently participated in Anytown Alabama. more

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The two-week summer residency program has been an outreach of Samford University for 31 years. more

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Photos by Layton Dudley.

Filled with barbecues, sparklers and breathtaking displays of pyrotechnics, the Fourth of July can bring families and communities together to celebrate the birth of their country. However, in many ways, the holiday can bring unexpected consequences. more

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Photo courtesy of Virginia Winn.

MBHS grad Virginia Winn uses gap year to discover passions, career guidance. more

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Photo courtesy of Suzan Doidge.

Saturday, July 21, Mountain Brook Village will host its 17th annual Market Day. Merchants will be ready at 8 a.m. and the event will close at 5 p.m. more

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Photo courtesy of Dawn Hirn.

This July, Mountain Brook-based nonprofit Ryan Shines Burn Foundation is hosting its inaugural Catching Courage fishing event in Islamorada, Florida. more

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Photo by Erica Techo.

For the second year in a row, the back-to-school tax-free weekend will take place in July. more

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Photo by Jon Anderson.

The Shelby Humane Society is holding its ninth annual Bark and Wine fundraiser at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Mountain Brook on Saturday, July 21. more

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Photo by Lexi Coon.

The eighth annual Otey’s Fest will take place on Saturday, July 28, at Otey’s Tavern in Crestline Village. more

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Photo by Lexi Coon.

Birmingham is full of Independence Day festivities and this year is no exception. From Homewood to Oak Mountain, there is no shortage of July 4th fun for the whole family. more

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Mountain Brook High School's most outstanding long distance track athletes have won the Col. George V. Irons Distance Trophy recently awarded at the school's annual banquet at the Birmingham Country Club. more

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Catherine McCarthy

Anderson Moore and Rory McCarthy will be the first players from the state of Alabama to participate in the Warrior World Championship Series of Youth Lacrosse. more

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Erica Techo

The next Community Awareness Breakfast will be held in September and will be hosted by the city of Hoover. more

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Alex and Sally Hood opened their home to the Symphony Volunteer Council (SVC) this summer for installation and introduction of the 2018-2019 board. more

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Kelly Krison Yokel

From left to right, Denton Brooks, Gavin Yokel, Pierson Trammel, Parker Whitten, Ellis Norwood and Ward Weldon celebrated their last day of third grade at Crestline. more

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