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Richard Simmons new book

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In “Reflections on the Existence of God,” he seeks to answer one of life’s most enduring questions: Does God exist? Read more

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While his father’s death sowed much sorrow, it also molded Holt, 18, into the young man he’s become. He’s now a senior at Mountain Brook High School who shines both in the classroom and on the hardwood. Read more

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Blueroot Company

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Blueroot Company owner Jennifer Ryan said the pickup window will be open for breakfast and lunch, although exacts days and hours of operation have yet to be determined. Read more

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Watkins Branch Bourbon and Brasserie

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Watkins Branch Bourbon and Brasserie, which took residence in the former Icehouse space, welcomed its first customers in early January. Read more

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Sol y Luna at Lane Park

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Castro said his brother a chef, created the restaurant to offer the community a place to eat, drink, have fun and, “more than everything, feel the warmer part of the Mexican culture that is around the table.” Read more

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Race proceeds will benefit the local Fraternal Order of Police chapter, which supports officers, and The WellHouse, a nonprofit that helps human trafficking victims. Read more

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Mountain Brook City Council

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The Mountain Brook City Council held a public work session Friday morning at City Hall. Read more

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Ninety-eight percent of survey respondents rated the city as an excellent or good place to live and raise children and are satisfied with the city’s overall quality of life. Read more

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Teacher of the Year

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The Mountain Brook school board recognized Sarah Jackson and Brock Rotter at its Jan. 13 meeting. Read more

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Mountain Brook Schools

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Students must be 5 years old by Sept. 2 to enroll. Read more

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The healthy, fast-casual eatery will open a pickup window on Petticoat Lane in February. Read more

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The chef-driven bar will take residence in the former Icehouse space at 2708 Culver Road. Read more

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Those closest to Robert “Bobby” Ervin Luckie III will remember him for many things. Among them: his belief in kindness, selflessness and humility, along with an unswerving devotion to doing what’s right. Read more

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Moutain Brook Youth Basketball

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Each of Mountain Brook’s six public schools, along with the Levite Jewish Community Center and Mountain Brook Baptist Church, open their courts to MBA rec basketball from November to February. Read more

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The sisters have been riding at GKM ever since and in September competed at their first regional competition. Both sisters did well, with Stirling placing first in her three-phase event and Sloan placing third in her dressage test. Read more

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The Mountain Brook Schools Board of Education recognized the system’s 2020-21 Teachers of the Year at its Nov. 18 meeting. Read more

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The luncheon is the chamber’s largest fundraiser of the year and features the presentation of three accolades: Mountain Brook’s Employee of the Year Award, Emmet O’Neal Library’s Tynes Award and the chamber’s Jemison Visionary Award. Read more

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When Publix purchased Western in January 2019, Ed Finch knew there would be a void in the Birmingham wine market. Now, he’s trying to fill it. Read more

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Tonya Jones said it was a dream come true when she opened her first beauty salon in 2009. A decade later, she’s still living that dream. Read more

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For fiscal 2020, the city reached an agreement with the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority that includes one fixed route, 43 Zoo, and a microtransit option called MAX-DIRECT. Read more

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

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Sam Chandler, a sports writer for Starnes Publishing since October 2015, won first place in the Best Sportswriter competition and the current events on-site competition for the 2017 Southeast Journalism Conference. Read more

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