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Photo Courtesy of Western Supermarkets

The independent grocer announced both Birmingham locations will close. Read more



Photo by Jesse Chambers.

Organically Yours, a bakery shop, is set to open soon in the East Lake commercial district. Read more

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Photo courtesy Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve.

The fundraiser will present native plants, trees and grasses and eco-information. Read more

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Photos by Jesse Chambers.

Art Town at East Lake Station, which opened on First Avenue North in October, is a facility offering work areas for artists, a stage and event space, and fun, informal arts education for community residents. Read more

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Photo by Jesse Chambers.

Vince Amaro, a merchant and property owner in East Lake’s commercial district, said the historic neighborhood, “deep down inside, is an art district.” Read more

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Photo by Jesse Chambers.

East Lake’s commercial district is showing some life after a long decline, and a group of merchants and property owners have formed a new group to help accelerate this positive trend. Read more

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Photo by Jesse Chambers.

Dog lovers in East Lake can rejoice: They are now allowed to take their dogs to East Lake Park, as long as they keep the animals on a leash. Read more

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Photo courtesy of East Lake UMC and Real Life Poets

RLP works with children and youth to encourage creative writing, public speaking and individual expression, said East Lake UMC associate pastor Cheryl Hinnen, who added that about 10 to 15 students have taken part in the workshops each semester. Read more

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Photo by Wikimedia user Barry Lewis

The Birmingham Park and Recreation Board recently began allowing dog owners to take their pets to the park if the animals are leashed. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Maurice Mille.

The native of Santiago, Chile, who has been a coach for 35 years and is a former rhythmic gymnast, said gymnastics is her passion. Read more

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Photo by Jesse Chambers.

The academy seeks to have 100 students, and is upgrading its facilities and adding sports. Read more

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Elections, Senior Games, and the return of Blazer football are just a few of the many things that lie ahead. Read more



Photo by Jesse Chambers.

The old commercial strip in the East Lake neighborhood is being revived after decades of neglect ― especially the 7600 block of First Avenue North ― and the arts are definitely playing a part. Read more

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Magic City artists Hunter Bell, Lee Allan Possum Doss and Ukuu Tafari are showing off their DIY aesthetic through November at the East Lake Theatre. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity.

One week may not seem like enough time to complete construction on one brand-new house — let alone a baker’s dozen. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Women United.

The basket of toilet paper, oven mitts and aluminum foil meant so much to Lolita Stephens. Read more

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Photo by Tara Massouleh.

Artist Craig Legg is bringing new life to East Lake’s most infamous theater with the opening of his art exhibit, “History of Jazz: An Exercise in Visual Storytelling.” Read more

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Photo by Frank Couch.

Merchants see bright future for commercial district; boosters say area could be next Avondale. Read more

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Photo courtesy of East Lake Market.

While crowds fill Pepper Place to overflowing at each Saturday’s farmers market, the East Lake Market is staying intentionally small. Read more

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