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Get the Book "Images of America: Bluff Park" by BluffParkAL.org's own Heather Skaggs

Check out the Event Calendar for "Images of America: Bluff Park" and "Images of America: Hoover"





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BluffParkAL.org's own writer, Heather, will have stories about Bluff Park posted here on a regular basis.

Heather, a resident of Bluff Park, came to the web site after seeing the many media stories following our neighborhood meeting in 2006.

"After hearing about the robberies in the shopping center, I wanted to do something to help the community.  I grew up in the Hoover/Bluff Park area and, after I got married, my husband and I bought a house right in the heart of Bluff Park.  I was so sad to hear about the things happening in our nice community.  This is an area where people move because they feel safe here.  When my husband and I were looking for a home, we noticed that a lot of young professionals were moving into the area and updating some of the older homes. I think writing about our community is a good way to get involved and get information out to the community, " Heather said.

One of Heather’s goals is to tell the history of Bluff Park, its land, families, buildings and homes in a user-friendly and modern way so all residents will grow to appreciate what a gem Bluff Park is.

In 2007, Heather started a body of work called “A Journey Through Historic Bluff Park” that is taking readers on a tour of historical areas inside the community. In 2009, Heather will continue the history theme with a new body of work - “Historical Homes of Bluff Park”. Articles will include the “Hale-Joseph Home” and “The Overseer’s Home .

Readers can also find stories on church and community events, seasonal editorials, as well as stories looking at issues pertaining to Bluff Park in Heather‘s Corner.

Heather’s background in journalism started in high school where she was active in the Broadcasting and Newspaper departments and later serving as editor-in-chief of her college newspaper. Heather also served as a writer/reporter for The Over the Mountain Journal and holds 10 year of professional experience as an editor for a national media television network.

Thanks to her great stories on BluffParkAL.org, Arcadia Publishing asked Heather to write a book in their "Images of America" series on Bluff Park.  After a successful run and at least three printings, Arcadia asked Heather to write a book in the series about Hoover.  See more about the "Images of America: Bluff Park" and "Images of America: Hoover" here.

"Our area has a lot of history and a lot of fun, I want to get those stories out for the citizens of Bluff Park to read on this site", Heather said. 

If you have any story ideas that you would like to pass along to Heather, please e-mail her at heather@bluffparkal.org



10/27/06 - "Trunk or Treat at Chapel in the Pines Church"
10/28/06 - "Roundup at the Bluff Park Art Show"
11/12/06 - "Area Business Man Opens Opportunity for Police Substation"
11/20/06 - "Bluff Park Residents Hear New Options for Area"
11/20/06 - "Residents Enjoy Talking to area Artists at local Art Showing and Wine Tasting"
12/1/06 -   "New Development Sites Bring New Options to Bluff Park"
12/21/06 - "Abandoned Tennis Court Revitalized by Bluff Park Eagle Scout"
01/07/06 - "Bluff Park’s St. Alban’s Episcopal shares Christmas spirit with St. Andrew’s Foundation"
01/15/07 - "Bluff Park Residents Enjoy Sidewalks"
02/24/07 - "What Would You Do?" (Neighborhood Watch Story)
04/15/07 - "A Journey Through Historic Bluff Park: Shade Crest Road's Lover's Leap"
05/07/07 - "A Journey Through Historic Bluff Park: The Park Avenue Historic District"
06/17/07 - "Shades Cliff Pool: I Want To Swim!"
07/06/07 - "The Plaza Pop Festival and the Plaza 500"
09/13/07 - "A Journey Through Historic Bluff Park: The Resorts"
09/14/07 - "A Journey Through History Bluff Park: The Springs"
10/28/07 - "Pumpkin Carving"
02/06/08 - "So What is Going On at Shades Mountain Plaza?"
02/25/08 - "Bluff Park Elementary School Celebrates Arbor Day and the Start of the Outdoor Classroom"
03/16/08 - "Chapel Road Land brings Community Talk: an informational roundup of the issues."
03/16/08 - "Local Resident has Insight to Natural Beauty in Bluff Park's Back Yard"
03/16/08 - "Chocolate for Easter, not Rabbits!"
09/23/08 - "All For One and One For Everybody Community Party 2008"
09/27/08 - "Cooking History"
09/27/08 - "Snow Day in Bluff Park"
10/30/08 - "Spooky Trails to You"
02/28/09 - "The Hale-Joseph Home"
06/28/09 - "The Overseer's Home"
10/12/09 - "The Yellow Cottage"
03/27/10 - "On A Shoestring"
07/09/10 - "It could happen to you! How and Why to Form a Neighborhood Watch Group"
09/15/10 - "Be Your Own House Detective"
06/07/11 - "Part One: Bluff Park Community School: The Lady Behind the Curtain" A BluffParkAL.org Exclusive Report
08/08/11 - "Part Two: Artists on the Bluff: An overview of what's to come" A BluffParkAL.org Exclusive Report
02/02/12 - "Brother Will's Home/The Taylor Home: A House of Memories and Change - 637 Shades Crest Road

02/24/13 - "Bluff Park's Camp in the Woods: The Fresh Air Farm - Part 1"
01/17/14 - "Would You Like Tea With Your View?"
07/02/14 - "Bluff Park Green Home and a Dog Name Zee"
11/14/14 - "Bluff Park Bees"
12/04/14 - "Bluff Park Holiday House: New Tradition Brings Smiles to Locals