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Photo by Rick Watson.

Lester Nuby Jr. was born in a run-down house on Bell Springs Mountain near Falkville, Ala., but he made a decision at an early age that he would break free of the bondage of poverty. And indeed he did. more

May 30, 2013 3:54 PM People

They are on a first-name basis with the folks at the “Wiggly Pig,” what their kids call the Piggly Wiggly, and when they visit Western Supermarket, the dairy section automatically begins slicing four pounds of cheese. more

May 2, 2013 6:12 PM People

1012 Eagle Scout

Photo by Rick Watson.

In last year’s graduating senior class in Mountain Brook, 23 boys who started scouts at the same time earned the rank. And three of them were triplets – Nelson, Taylor and Jonathan Jetmundsen. more

Oct 1, 2012 4:19 PM People

0912 Grammy Ted Pewitt

Photo courtesy of Oteil Burbridge.

Ted Pewitt’s passion for music is woven into the fabric of his life. Both of his older brothers are musicians, and there was always a guitar around when he was growing up. more

Aug 30, 2012 6:09 PM People

A lifetime of public service

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Mayor Terry Oden is set to begin fifth term. He discussed with Village Living the projects of his past, present and future more

Aug 1, 2012 5:44 PM People

0812 Dexter Avenue Log Cabin House

Photo by Madoline Markham.

If the house at 119 Dexter Avenue just outside Crestline Village could talk, its story would be remarkable: how, in less than a century, a small farming community was transformed into the Mountain Brook we know today. more

Aug 1, 2012 4:30 PM People

Amy Jackson, volunteer extraordinaire

Photo by Rick Watson.

Most people would agree that time is the most valuable resource we have, but Amy Jackson, Mountain Brook’s newest Chamber of Commerce President, has spent much of her life giving her free time away. more

Jun 27, 2012 9:27 AM People

Brent Thompson, David Seale, Tommy Terrell and Bart Herring were in tenth grade together at Mountain Brook High School in the fall of 1985 when they decided to start a band. more

Jun 27, 2012 9:26 AM People 1 Comments

0612 Dorothea Klip

Photo by Rick Watson.

Ninety-year-old Dr. Dorothea Klip survived the brutality of World War II in the Netherlands and went on to a career studying as a physicist. more

May 31, 2012 3:31 PM People 2 Comments

0512 Hamilton Family

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Life isn’t like it used to be for the Hamiltons. “Fostering, like parenting, is the hardest job you will ever love,” Joelle Hamilton said. more

May 1, 2012 12:00 AM People

0512 Sean Fredella

Photo courtesy of Denis McGill.

Sean Fredella was back at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston in mid-April, but this time the news was remarkably good. more

May 1, 2012 12:00 AM People

Sean Fredella

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Blue bows lined mailboxes around Mountain Brook in December to welcome home Sean Fredella. The 11 year old has battled cancer since age two and this past year has been fighting a rare tumor. more

Jan 1, 2012 12:00 AM People

1011 Larry Wilson

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Larry Wilson of Mountain Brook teaches a serious subject. “Take a left here,” he’ll sometimes tell one of his students in the Mountain Brook Community Driver’s Education class. more

Oct 1, 2011 12:00 AM People

0311 Katherine Cobbs

Photo by Rick Watson.

Katherine Cobbs is living her dream. “I pinch myself daily because I feel so lucky to get paid for doing what I love,” she said. more

Mar 1, 2011 12:00 AM People

As you wind your way down Mountain Brook Parkway through the canopy of oak, pine, and hickory, you come upon a scenic old mill on the banks of Shades Creek. It could easily be the cover photo of a rare and beautiful coffee table book. more

Jan 1, 2011 12:00 AM News

An apocryphal story: Two young lawyers are having lunch when the conversation turns to the oldest partner in the firm. One lawyer says, “I sure hope I look as good as John when I’m ninety.” The other lawyer says, “You don’t look that good, now!” more

Nov 1, 2010 12:00 AM People

Tapestries are sometimes used to describe the lives of interesting people. That metaphor seems fitting when describing June Emory’s life. A common thread that seems to course thorough her tapestry is service to her community. more

Sep 1, 2010 12:00 AM People

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