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Holiday home tour to support local animal rescue

By Megan Miller, Editor TRUSSVILLE – A local with a heart for rescue animals will be hosting a fundraiser on Dec. 18. There will be more than 25 trees and buy zithromax from mexico three villages, and donations will be taken at the door for Must Love Paws, an animal rescue founded by a Trussville resident and based locally. “We wanted to open our home this year to help the four legged fury babies get the help and care they need,” ho ...

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Local family spreading cheer, charity with holiday lights display

By Megan Miller, Editor GRAYSON VALLEY – One Grayson Valley family has been putting up Christmas lights displays since the early 2000s, but this year the lights show supports a good cause. This holiday season the Burns family is collecting stuffed animal donations to donate to Cops We Care, an organization affiliated with the Birmingham Police Department that distributes new and gently used stuffed animals ...

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UAB ranks 18th in U.S. in research funding among public universities

By Jim Bakken, Alabama News Center  Newly released research funding data from the National Science Foundation shows the University of Alabama at Birmingham ranked No. 18 nationally among public universities and No. 34 overall in federally financed research in 2015, with more than $328.5 million in spending. UAB’s total research spending exceeded $516 million in 2015, ranking the institution No. 25 among pub ...

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Trussville resident named educator of the year by ALOA

By Megan Miller, Editor TRUSSVILLE – Trussville resident Dr. Elizabeth Steele has been named Educator of the Year by the Alabama Optometric Association (ALOA). The ALOA Educator of the Year Award is presented to a qualified Alabama Doctor of Optometry in recognition of outstanding service on behalf of the profession of Optometry, optometric education and to the visual welfare of the public. Steele graduated ...

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Reading is the reason for the season at Pinson Library

By Megan Miller, Editor PINSON – For the Pinson Public Library, reading is the reason for the season. The library has a number of upcoming events to keep days merry and bright. Santa will visit Candyland on Dec. 10 at noon. There will be a life-sized board game for the family to play together, and Santa will be waiting at the end to meet participants and take photos. The event is free and open to all ages. ...

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“ACTAing Classes” to begin in January for elementary-high school students

By Megan Miller, Editor TRUSSVILLE – Putting on a theatre production may seem simple when the audience settles in to watch the show, but months of preparation go into each show, on and off stage. ACTA is now offering a chance for children grades 3-12 to learn about every facet of the theater through their “ACTAing Classes,” beginning January 10. Classes will teach audition dos and don’ts, emotion and line d ...

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Topgolf announces opening of Birmingham location

By Megan Miller, Editor BIRMINGHAM – Topgolf announced on Tuesday that Birmingham will be its first location in Alabama. Topgolf has 30 venues serving 12.2 million guests annually, and is the world’s largest digital golf audience. Topgolf offers golfing for all ages and skill levels, paired with a chef-driven menu, top-shelf drinks, big screen TVs and music in climate controlled bays for year-round comfort. ...

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Church of the Holy Cross welcomes new Reverend

By Megan Miller, Editor TRUSSVILLE – Church of the Holy Cross Episcopal Church gained a new Reverend on Nov. 1. Rev. Wes Sharp came to Trussville from Orlando, but has deep roots in Alabama, having grown up in Ft. Payne and gone to Samford University. “I’ve been gone for 13 years, so coming back is a homecoming,” Sharp said. Sharp said the Episcopal Church does a good job of networking priests and pastors, ...

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Youth soccer players spread holiday cheer to elderly

Special to The Trussville Tribune TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville United Soccer 06 Red girls team wanted to spread holiday cheer recently. [caption id="attachment_36424" align="alignleft" width="225"] Callie Armstrong and Addie Rutland (submitted photo)[/caption] The team, coached by J.D. Corley, devoted an entire practice to handcrafting Christmas wreaths, so area nursing home hospice patients would have holi ...

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Railroad Park ice rink to open Friday for holiday season

By Megan Miller, Editor BIRMINGHAM – The ice skating rink at Railroad Park will officially open November 25 at 10 a.m. The rink, which is 50x70, is made of real ice and will be located on Railroad Park’s 17th Street Plaza. The ice rink will be open through the holiday season until mid-January, seven days a week, including Christmas and New Years. The rink will be open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday ...

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