Sarah Finnegan

Crestwood resident and clothing designer Tiffanie Williamson-Martin has loved fashion since she was 12 years old. more

Jan 17, 2018 12:16 PM Crestwood

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Photo courtesy of Hunter Nichols.

The Jaybird -- a community arts space on Fifth Avenue South in Crestwood -- opened in September and offers a wide variety of music, art shows, yoga classes and other events. more

Dec 20, 2017 11:32 AM Crestwood

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Baking is no easy feat: each batch requires patience, accuracy and a little bit of love. If you’re Caedan Oliver and Sarah Schlund, owners of Beehive Baking Company, you add a little bit of local, too. more

Nov 15, 2017 10:51 AM Crestwood


Photos by Sarah Finnegan.

Birmingham — more specifically, Crestwood — is about to get its first taste in a long time of a microbrewery. more

Nov 15, 2017 10:00 AM Business 3 Comments

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Photo by Lexi Coon.

To help local boys find greater opportunities both in and beyond the confines of a classroom, a new school recently opened in Crestwood: The Renaissance Academy Prep School for Boys. more

Oct 19, 2017 11:25 AM Crestwood

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Photo by Lexi Coon.

In recent weeks, the Crestwood Pharmacy and Soda Fountain opened its doors in the Shoppes at Crestwood. more

Aug 16, 2017 3:47 PM Crestwood

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Alyx Chandler

Since co-owners Johnnie Shaneyfelt and Mallory Barnett recently opened their apparel and accessory store on June 25, they said they’ve had a steady stream of curious locals drop in to check it out. more

Aug 16, 2017 3:25 PM Crestwood


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Work toward a potential sidewalk to connect two Crestwood neighborhoods is continuing. more

Jun 22, 2017 12:37 PM Crestwood


Photo by Jesse Chambers.

Husband-and-wife entrepreneurs Ben and Alison Smolin saw a market opportunity recently when they opened Jabberwocky Kids, a secondhand children’s clothing store, on Fifth Avenue South in Crestwood. more

May 18, 2017 4:48 PM Crestwood

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Jesse Chambers

About 50 South Crestwood residents want to turn the last piece of undeveloped land in their neighborhood into a nature preserve. more

Mar 22, 2017 10:52 AM Crestwood

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Photo courtesy of Kathleen Hamrick.

Though it was a grueling race through the Amazon, Kathleen Hamrick said there were also wonderful moments like seeing rainforest sunsets, jungle animals and children in small villages who would run alongside them as they completed stages of the race. more

Dec 29, 2016 11:09 AM Crestwood

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Photo courtesy of the Alabama Waldorf School.

With its recent move, the Alabama Waldorf School in Birmingham is in a better position to educate children with its holistic approach. more

Oct 27, 2016 12:52 PM Crestwood

The Crestwood Civitan group and Woodlawn United Methodist Church want to talk to the Crestwood/Woodlawn community through a social-justice workshop led by local activist T. Marie King. more

Sep 1, 2016 9:31 AM Crestwood


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The rise of technology has not affected the core themes of childhood. Fresh Air Family, a group geared toward getting kids and families outdoors, bases its classes and camps on this principle. more

Jul 29, 2016 10:36 AM Faces


Photo courtesy of Alley Bulka.

For Alley Bulka, it’s natural that a lot of Crestwood kids don’t call her by her real name. Instead, they call her the Wacky Nanny, a name she felt fitting to go by after she created the Wacky Nanny Art Camp 11 summers ago. more

Jul 29, 2016 10:04 AM Crestwood


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Enjoying its own community-driven renaissance, The Shoppes of Crestwood readies for more growth. more

Jun 24, 2016 1:34 PM Business

Partners, who also own The Shoppes of Crestwood, seek to repeat their local-first model more

Jun 15, 2016 1:32 PM Business


Photo courtesy of Stacey Gordon.

The Crestwood Community Band doesn’t share many similarities with a typical band: Practices aren’t mandatory and they won’t be marching on a football field any time soon. more

May 24, 2016 2:04 PM Crestwood 1 Comments