Mountain Brook Cheerleaders

Photo courtesy of Mary T. Miller

The Tanner Foundation, a nonprofit whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for those living with complex neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, ALS and Parkinson's Disease, is hosting a Christmas fundraiser. Read more


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Photo courtesy of Jamie Haas.

The Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens presented Mountain Brook residents Virginia Amason and Leigh Haver with the Friends’ 2019 Volunteer of the Year award Wednesday, Nov. 13, in recognition of their leadership and service. Read more


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Carl A. Elliott, IV and Rushton Worth Trammell from Boy Scout Troop 28 at Independent Presbyterian Church earned the rank of Eagle Scout on Aug. 8 and were honored at an Eagle Court of Honor on Nov. 17. Read more


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Jordan Tate Hall and Wesley Franklin Fall were married June 29 at Canterbury United Methodist Church. Read more


When the weather called for a 100% chance of rain on the day of Boo Bash, Mountain Brook Elementary’s annual Halloween carnival, PTO members and parent organizers Caroline Henderson and Erica Neel had it under control. Read more

Mountain Brook Elementary

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Photo courtesy of Anna Gresham.

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, third graders at Cherokee Bend Elementary School celebrated their learning with a writing celebration. Read more

Cherokee Bend

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Photo courtesy of Carla Ward.

On Oct. 9, the Mountain Brook Elementary Robotics team competed in the annual Bots in the Brook tournament, a robotics competition held at Mountain Brook Junior High School. Read more

Mountain Brook Elementary

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Photo courtesy of Edwina Vahle.

The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the state of Alabama, Birmingham Center held its annual fall meeting at the Mountain Brook Club on Thursday, Oct. 24. Read more


Everett Cross, a member of Boy Scout Troop 28 at Independent Presbyterian Church, earned the rank of Eagle Scout from the Vulcan District Eagle Board on Oct. 10. Read more


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Photo courtesy of Samil Baker.

On Friday, Sept. 13, the Birmingham Zoo hosted its largest annual fundraising event, ZooGala 2019: South American Sizzle ’n Samba, raising over $480,000 to benefit the Zoo's animal care and education programs. Read more


Recently, the Brookwood Forest Elementary fifth-grade class packed its bags and traveled to Camp McDowell to participate in the new McDowell Farm School—a program that allows students to apply classroom concepts to the natural world. Read more

Brookwood Forest

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Photo courtesy of Brookwood Forest.

Ranger Ready Arts featured prominent community musicians, artists, poets and filmmakers, each leading an exercise that helped students find their own creative voice. Read more

Brookwood Forest

The career spotlight series at Mountain Brook Elementary is off to another great year. It is designed to expose MBE students in fourth through sixth grades to new and interesting careers. Read more

Mountain Brook Elementary

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The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recognized the following 12 Mountain Brook High School students as Commended Students for their performance on the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, the PSAT, as juniors. Read more


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Photo courtesy of Bruce Henricks.

The Mountain Brook Junior High eighth-grade volleyball team capped off a great season by claiming the Metro Championship over the weekend of Oct. 4-5 at Thompson Middle School. Read more


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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) announced that Birmingham Zoo has been recognized with the 2019 Education Award for the Zoo’s significant achievement in the “ZooSchool” program. Read more


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Photo courtesy of Allie Hulcher.

Mountain Brook Girl Scouts were roller coaster engineers for a day, thanks to a collaboration between LEGO and Girl Scouts of the USA. Read more


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Photo courtesy of Julie Beckwith.

Altamont School seniors Shawn Goyal, Sameer Sultan, Ahad Bashir and Wilson Tynes were announced as semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Read more

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Twenty-one Mountain Brook High School students have been named National Merit semifinalists. They are among 16,000 semifnalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Read more



Photo courtesy of The Lollar Group.

Now, in its 14th year, the Junior League of Birmingham’s Shop Save & Share fundraiser raises money for the League’s more than 30 community service projects. Read more


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