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

Smith Farm 2.0

June/July 2021

A colonial on Savoy Street is renovated and ready for a new generation of memories.



When I Hold You

Fall 2021

Three years into her battle with brain cancer, Ashley Huffstutler has written a love letter to her daughters in the form of a new children’s book.

Riverside Retreat

Winter 2021

The Patel family has brought modern flair to the 1928 Donnelly hunting lodge as they have made it their home.

Mirrors & Windows

June/July 2021

How more diverse literature is making its way into Hoover City Schools classrooms to better reflect the cultures of the students reading it.

Sharing Bundles of Hope

Winter 2021

How Lindsay Gray uses diapers, wipes and period products to love on others.

How Golf Got Us Through a Pandemic

June/July 2021

Golf course—check! Golf cart—check! Golf simulator—check! Here’s a spouse’s account of the official sport of social distance.