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1  General Category / Lost and Found / Re: Hoover Animal Control - Misconceptions
 on: 03/30/17 at 11:17am 
Started by Mrs. B | Post by mflick
Sometimes the Animal Control has the person who called take the animal to Vestavia Animal Clinic.  If you know your dog was taken to Vestavia, here are the steps to retrieve your pet.
 
1)  Go to Hoover Municipal Court on Valleydale
2)  Pay $40 per dog  
3) Fine must be paid in CASH; no debit/credit cards or checks accepted (An ATM is in the lobby but the fee is high.)
4) Take your receipt from Hoover to Vestavia Animal Clinic
5) Pay Vestavia Animal Clinic (they accept debit/credit, check or cash
6) Get your pet
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2  General Category / General Announcements / Holiday Calendar 2016
 on: 09/22/16 at 12:17pm 
Started by BluffPark_Writer | Post by BluffPark_Writer
Businesses
 
Consider It Joy Baking
[s]October 22, 3:00pm to 5:00pm
The 2nd Annual Allergy Friendly Fall Festival.  
Halloween can be tough for kids with food allergies! But at Consider it Joy Baking it's all fun and games!  
Located on the sidewalks in front of our store, they will have activities and games, and all prizes will be NON-FOOD!
Facebook Event page https://www.facebook.com/events/321602131565129/
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Past and Presents
Every Friday from Sept - Christmas  
Fabulous Friday at Past and Presents.  
They will have refreshments and hourly door prizes.
 Oct 29 and 31
Trick or Treating at the shop. Come in your costume and draw for a prize.

 
Christmas Open House
TBA
 
Park and Crest Market at On A Shoestring
October 1, 2016
Special Saturday Park & Crest to coincide with Bluff Park Art Show.  
Live music!
October 2, 2016  
Park & Crest Market.
October 30, 2016  
Park and Crest Market
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Sweetspire Gardens
Tuesday, December 8th 3:00 to 8:00
Holiday Open House
 
 
 
Other
 
Trucks on the Bluff
October 6, 2016 5pm to 7pm
Food Trucks will be located in the Shades Cliff Pool Area  
https://www.facebook.com/events/1793329617575390/?notif_t=plan_user_invited& notif_id=1473343691969583
Contact Brandon Gossett for more information.
 
*Sadly, the Trick or Treat Trail on Park Avenue will not be open this year.  
The Phillips have hosted this Bluff Park Icon for over 20 years.  
This year the Phillips invite you to trick or treat them at their front door!

 
Fall Neighborhood Block Party
October, 16 4:00pm to 7:00pm
At the Bluff Park Community Center and Park (by Shades Cliff Pool)
Hot dogs, bounce houses, games for kids. Door Prizes provided by Hunter Street Baptist Church.

 
 
 
Churches
 
*Bluff Park Neighborhood Thanksgiving Worship Service
Sunday, November 20  5:00pm
Host: Chapel In the Pines
2269 Chapel Road, Hoover  35226
Once again, the churches of Bluff Park will gather for our annual "Neighborhood Thanksgiving Service".  
Join with fellow neighbors as we celebrate all we have to be thankful for.
 
 
 
Bluff Park Community Church
"Soup, S'mores and Pumpkin Carving" at the Fresh Air Farm (501 Park Avenue, Hoover  35226)
Friday, October 14  6:00 - 8:30
The neighborhood is invited to bring a crockpot of your favorite soup to share, and a pumpkin or two for carving. There will also be a fire pit available for roasting marshmallows and making s'mores!

 
Carols by Candlelight
Sunday, December 18  5:00pm
"Carols by Candlelight" The singing of carols and the reading of Scripture (2269 Chapel Road, Hoover  35226)
You are invited to gather with neighbors, friends and family for "Carols by Candlelight",a neighborhood gathering of praise and worship through the reading of Scripture and the singing of Carols.  
 
 
 
Bluff Park Baptist
Grace on the Bluff
October 1st, 8:00am - 1:00pm
Grace on the Bluff is a Church yard sale with a twist...all the items are free.  We use this as an opportunity to serve those in our community, but more importantly, to explain that just like God's grace, all items are free of charge. The only requirement is that they receive the gift.

 
Hanging of the Green Sunday    
November 27th 2016 6:00 pm
Join Bluff Park Baptist as they celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season and the first Sunday of Advent at the special "Hanging of the Green" service.
 
Lights on the Bluff
Saturday, December 10th 2016 5pm to 7:30pm
Join Bluff Park Baptist for the 9th annual "Lights on the Bluff" and the best fun-filled family event of the season! Their live nativity with interactive caroling kicks off this event at 5pm by focusing on the true meaning of Christmas. Then take a hayride tour of some of the best lights of Bluff Park. As you wait for your turn to see the festive decorations you can enjoy a hot dog you cook yourself over an open fire at the old-fashioned "Weenie and Marshmallow Roast", or warm yourself with hot chocolate, coffee, and wassail. There will also have cupcakes and boiled peanuts, plus a "Make and Take" Christmas ornaments for kids. There is no cost, so bring family and friends for a wonderful Christmas experience!
 
Christmas Eve Candlelight service
Saturday, December 24th 2016 5:00pm
Join Bluff Park Baptist as they celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, December 24th, 2015 at 5:00 pm.  They will have a traditional candle light service.  
 
Christmas Day Service
Sunday, December 25th 2016 at 10:00am
Bluff Park Baptist will only have one service on Christmas day as they focus on the Birth of Christ
 
 
 
St. Alban's
The Blessing of the Animals.  
October 9th at 4:00pm.
Bluff Park neighbors are invited to come with their critters (contained or leashed) to St. Alban's for The Blessing of the Animals.    
"We love our pets, and pray for them to have healthy and happy lives with us."  

Caregiving Workshop
October 15th from 9:30am to 3:00pm
In conjunction with UAB Nursing, St Alban's is offering Family Caregiving Across to Lifespan, a workshop for anyone caring for someone with a chronic or serious illness.  This can be a child with asthma, a spouse with MS, a senior with multiple health issues. Presenters are all distinguished faculty of UAB.  Cost is $15 to cover meal and materials.    
Info and application can be found at http://stalbans.dioala.org

 
 
 
Shades Crest Baptist
TBA
 
 
 
Chapel in the Pines
Cookout and Truck or Treat
October 19, 5:30 to 7:00pm

 
 
 
Bluff Park UMC
Halloween Carnival
October 26th 6:00pm  
There will be carnival games, prizes, a haunted house, inflatables, a cake walk, food and more.  
New this year is a special Preschool-Only Zone where little ones can have fun in a space geared toward them.  
Come in costume and celebrate with your friends and neighbors in Bluff Park.
Events and activities require a ticket(s) which are 25 cents each. All proceeds support the children’s ministry at the church.  
Facebook event page  
https://www.facebook.com/events/307292172996918/
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3  General Category / General Announcements / Vacation Bible School 2016
 on: 05/20/16 at 1:49pm 
Started by BluffPark_Writer | Post by BluffPark_Writer
Enjoy the summer with a great Vacation Bible School offered by any one of our Bluff Park Churches. Here is a list for 2016 VBS. Updated as new information is given.  
 
 
Shades Crest Baptist Church Theme: Deep Sea Discovery-children will learn that God is with them wherever they go.
June 13-17, 9:00 AM-Noon.
Ages: Children who have completed 4K- Grade 6.  
Registration:  shadescrest.org
Description: At Deep Sea Discovery VBS, kids dive into God’s presence by delving deep into His Word to see how He has been with His people every step of the way. Every kid will sail away each day saying “God is with me – wherever I go! He KNOWS me, HEARS me, STRENGTHENS me, LOVES me, and SENDS me!”  
 
Bluff Park Baptist Church Theme: Finding Truth Below The Surface!
June 12-16 6:30-9:00 pm (Light Supper at 6:00 pm.)
Ages: 4 years old through 6th grade *There is no fee to attend, or for the light supper.
Registration: Online  http://www.bluffparkbaptist.org/vbs-registration or church office 205-822-3240
Description: Join us as we go deep within the mysterious sea. As kids submerge themselves in God’s Word, they will discover that Jesus didn’t just see what’s on the outside of people. He looked deep down on the inside. So grab your goggles, step into your flippers, and dive in to find truth below the surface!  "Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns. See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the everlasting way." Psalm 139:23-24 (HCSB)
 
Bluff Park Community Church /Chapel in the Pines Theme: Praisin' on the Bluff
Ages: Rising 4k students to rising 5th graders.
Dates: July 18- 20, 6:00 to 7:30 pm  
Location: Chapel in the Pines.  
Registration: Begins June 1. http://bluffparkchurch.org/slides/vacation-bible
Description: Each evening will consist of whole group worship, followed by small groups rotating through different "centers" of Bible instruction, arts and crafts and more
 
Bluff Park United Methodist Church Theme: Cave Quest 2016
Dates: July 18-22 5:15pm-7:15pm
Ages: 4k-5th grade
Registration: http://bluffparkumc.org/children/vbs-registration/
Description: Come join us as we follow Jesus, the light of the world!
*Dinner each night of VBS, 4:45pm-5:15pm, in the Fellowship Hall, at a cost of $2 per plate.
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4  General Category / General Board / Guard Rail on Shades Crest
 on: 05/06/16 at 11:52am 
Started by Blackhawk H60 | Post by Blackhawk H60
As I was driving home yesterday, I noticed this commercial guard rail on Shades Crest Road, close to Chapel intersection.  This rail is terrible!  Is the City trying to depreciate the value of our community?  First, to my knowledge, there has not been any cars, bikers or people "fall off" the cliff in recent history (at least not on purpose).  Secondly, even if you are going to put this safety rail up, why wouldn't the city put a more aesthetically appealing rail up?  In State and National Parks, as well as in the Mountain Brook area, they put of wood timbers instead of the unsightly metal rail.
 
I urge you to call the Mayor's office, Call Tim Westhooven, 205-444-7762 and also call the city counsel.  It is my understanding that they have more to put up and it may be as soon as this Monday.
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5  General Category / General Announcements / Easter in Bluff Park 2016
 on: 03/11/16 at 3:13pm 
Started by BluffPark_Writer | Post by BluffPark_Writer
We hope everyone has a wonderful and meaningful Easter. Bluff Park churches have several services and activities for holy week planned. Below is a listing from area churches for you to find what is right for you. We will add to the list as each church sends in their schedules. Contact information and addresses for each church can be found here: http://bluffparkal.org/information.htm
 
Bluff Park United Methodist Church www.bpumc.org
Holy Week service schedule
Palm Sunday, March 20, 8:45am & 11:00am Worship Service
Maundy Thursday, March 24,7:30am Lenten Morning Prayer and 6:30pm Worship Service
Good Friday, March 25, 6:30pm Worship Service
Easter Sunday, March 27, 8:45am & 11:00am Worship Service
All services take place in our main sanctuary.
 
Shades Crest Baptist Church www.shadescrest.org
Easter Sunday, March 27  
9:15 AM Bible Study  
10:30 AM Worship Service
 
Bluff Park Community Church www.bluffparkchurch.org
Saturday, March 26, 11:00 - 1:30. Easter Egg Hunt, bouncy-house and neighborhood picnic at the Children's Fresh Air Farm  501 Park Ave, Hoover, AL 35226 *Drinks and paper goods provided by the church. Each family brings their own picnic, blankets, camping chairs, etc.
Easter Sunday, March 27th, 5:00pm Easter Worship with Communion
 
 
Shades Mountain Independent Church www.smic.org
Join us on Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday as we remember and celebrate our Savior who suffered, died, and rose again that we might be forgiven and set free from sin’s penalty and power.
Palm Sunday, March 20, 10:30 am
Good Friday, March 25, 6pm
Easter, March 27, 10:30 am
 
 
 
Bluff Park Baptist Church www.bluffparkbaptist.org
Maundy Thursday-March 24th, 2016
Communion Service-6:30 pm
Easter Sunday-March 27th, 2016
Sunrise Service - 6:30 am in our new prayer garden
Bluff Perk Breakfast Fellowship - 7:00 am
Sunday School - 8:00 am
Worship Service - 9:00 am
 
 
Chapel in the Pines Church www.chapelinthepines.net
Joint Maundy Thursday/Good Friday-March 24th, 2016 Communion Service-7:00pm
Easter Egg Hunt Wednesday, March 23 at 5:00pm *candy donations welcome
Sunrise Easter Sunday-March 27th, 2016 7am. Breakfast in Great Hall following Sunrise Service.  
Sunday School - 9:00am
Worship Service - 10:30am
 
 
St. Alban's Episcopal Church www.stalbansbham.org
Maundy Thursday 6pm Seder Meal, followed by Holy Eucharist.
Good Friday 6pm Stations of the Cross with Communion.
Easter Vigil Saturday 7 pm
Easter Sunday Holy Eucharist 8am and 10 am.
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6  General Category / Lost and Found / Lost Cat
 on: 12/13/15 at 5:30pm 
Started by BPDad | Post by BPDad
We have lost our cat. His name is Riley. He is a blonde tabby with black markings on his nose and mouth. Last seen on the 300 block of Shenandoah Drive. Please call 978-9828 if you see or find him. Thank you.
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7  Hoover Election 2016 / Questions for Dr. Casey Middlebrooks / Re: Single biggest issue facing Hoover
 on: 11/23/15 at 3:27pm 
Started by Bluff Park Forum Admin | Post by CaseyMiddlebrooks
I believe the single biggest issue concerning Hoover presently is the lack of support from city officials to Hoover City Schools.  School rezoning dominates Hoover news and is at the forefront of most community members concerns.  I would argue that if the city was properly funding and supporting our schools we never would have had the school bus debacle nor would we be having rezoning talks currently.  The schools are operating on roughly a $10 million dollar deficit each year and are relying on reserves to make up for the deficit.  The schools may be able to continue on this track for a couple more years, but soon drastic changes are going to occur unless we step up and support HCS.  There is no way HCS could plan on building a 3rd high school or academy center in the current financial state, thus the need for rezoning talks.  My number one priority is to restore proper funding to our schools and ensure that our children receive the very best education and opportunities possible.
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8  Hoover Election 2016 / Questions for Curt Posey / Re: Single biggest issue facing Hoover
 on: 11/19/15 at 11:49pm 
Started by Bluff Park Forum Admin | Post by curtposey
Growth vs. Infrastructure.  This is the biggest issue facing the city.  We have not taken our infrastructure into consideration as we have annexed more property into the city.  The best example of this issue is our school system.  Dr. Murphy is in the process of rezoning our school system due to overcrowding, yet we are looking to add 2000 new front doors by 2019.  How can we expect to avoid another round of rezoning when we are faced with 2000 new homes in 3 years?  The same issue is present in the school system's budget.  We currently have a deficit that centers around a high level of instructional staff and instructional support staff.  How can we expect the system to produce a balanced budget when the variables are constantly changing at inconsistent levels?  Hoover needs stability, and it can be reached if we grow responsibly.  While it is true that we are legally obligated to see the build out of our approved PUDs, I do think that city leaders should meet publicly with developers and ask for help in stabilizing our infrastructure.  We must at least try to slow down the unbridled growth.  In regard to future annexations, we need to draft and enact a growth management ordinance to protect our infrastructure moving forward.  Growth is vital for a city, but it has to be measured.  If we can solve this problem, we can ease many of the stress points on our city.
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9  Hoover Election 2016 / Questions for Curt Posey / Single biggest issue facing Hoover
 on: 11/19/15 at 10:58pm 
Started by Bluff Park Forum Admin | Post by Bluff Park Forum Admin
We'll open the questions up by asking:  What do you think is the single biggest issue facing Hoover right now, and how would you handle it?
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10  Hoover Election 2016 / Questions for Dr. Casey Middlebrooks / Single biggest issue facing Hoover
 on: 11/19/15 at 10:58pm 
Started by Bluff Park Forum Admin | Post by Bluff Park Forum Admin
We'll open the questions up by asking:  What do you think is the single biggest issue facing Hoover right now, and how would you handle it?
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