Here are our editor’s picks for the most stand-out Vestavia Hills stories of the year.

A Mission of Mercy

June/July 2021

Toni Vines has a vision to help break the cycle of poverty she grew up in through Mercy Deliverance Ministries, and it starts with a mobile grocery store.



Moon Taxi Rocks On

June/July 2021

Moon Taxi hasn’t risen too high to forget its Vestavia Hills roots.

A Mission in High Gear: The Rucker Collier Foundation

April/May 2021

How a brave boy is still inspiring his parents and researchers to continue the fight against the rare cancer he battled.

Mike Slive: A Family Man

Winter 2021

A tour of longtime SEC Commissioner Mike Slive’s home office tells you as much about his character as his accomplishments.

Even in the Dark

Fall 2021

A mother shares her family’s journey of joy, grief and unexpected miracles in the lives and loss of their twin daughters.

Moth Memoirs

April/May 2021

Vestavia Hills High School students share their stories of struggle and triumph, rife with vulnerability and authenticity.

Wrights in Cahaba Heights

June/July 2021

Meet a family who can trace their history back seven generations in Cahaba Heights and five in its elementary school.