Loyd McIntosh

Loyd McIntosh is a freelance writer and communications professional from Birmingham, Alabama, with more than 25 years of experience in journalism, communications, and marketing. McIntosh currently writes for Birmingham Lifestyle Magazine, Vestavia Voice, Homewood Star, Village Living, Cahaba Sun, and 280 Living.

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Corbeau Wine Bar brings touch of France to Trussville

The Trussville Entertainment District’s newest tenant is Corbeau Wine Bar, which opened in May.

Located in a corner space on Morrow Avenue, Corbeau Wine Bar has established a reputation as a relaxing spot for a glass of wine, charcuterie or flatbread pizza. It is owned by sisters Mary and Elizabeth Martin and their husbands, John and Mark (also siblings, The sisters are originally from Scottsboro but independently moved to the Trussville area and shared a passion for wine.

For years, Mary and

‘A rare combination of toughness and compassion’: Vestavia leaders honor life and legacy of Danny Rary

To those who knew him during his 40-plus-year career in the civic life of Vestavia Hills, Police Chief Dan Rary was not only a trusted public servant. To many, he was a leader, a visionary and — most importantly — a friend.

Rary died Aug. 1 at the age of 68 after a long battle with cancer.

Born and raised in Gadsden, Rary started his law enforcement career in 1978 working in Hueytown and Pleasant Grove before joining the Vestavia Hills Police Department in 1981. He spent 42 years in the depart

Step Into The Ring

On a sweltering hot Friday afternoon in late July, the parking lot of Total Body Fitness is so full, many cars have parked in the grass and mud in the vacant lot next door. Inside, the gym is just as packed as dozens of athletes, trainers and others mill about. There is excitement and even a little tension in the air. All of this activity isn’t for a hot, new exercise class. No, excitement builds for the weigh-in for a boxing event taking place in a little over 24 hours at, of all places, the CEPA Building in Pell City.

10 Years Of INDYCAR

The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park has become an important cultural event

On April 11, 2010, Brazilian race car driver Hélio Castroneves took the checkered flag in the inaugural Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park. A decade later, this early-season race has become one of the premier events on the IndyCar calendar as nearly 100,000 people descend on eastern Jefferson County for a weekend of world-class open-wheel auto racing. It’s a developmen

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