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From fishing and hunting, to paddleboarding and hang gliding, I've covered it for a variety of magazines throughout the Southeast.

Gone Fishing

Few things in life are as secretive as people who fish often. Seriously, getting a fisherman – or fisherwoman – to give their closely-guarded secrets is like trying to track the whereabouts of Jimmy Hoffa. However, in this issue of Discover St. Clair, a handful of local fishing experts are divulging their secret fishing holes on Logan Martin, Henry Neely and the Coosa River for the first time in recorded history (may be an exaggeration, if only slight one).

Mountain Brook teen sails in prestigious regatta in Italy

A Mountain Brook teen had the experience of a lifetime during the summer of 2023, competing in one of the world's most prestigious sailing competitions.

Darby Smith, a senior at Mountain Brook High School, is a competitive sailor who is more at home testing his abilities on the water than on an athletic field or basketball court.

"I really like how it's more mental than other sports. It's not like basketball or football, where you have to like to play through physical pain or something," Smith

Trailblazers: Mountain Brook mountain biking team creating a legacy on two wheels

He may not realize it, but long-time Mountain Brook resident and Mountain Brook Elementary School fifth grade teacher Bill Andrews is a trailblazer. Literally and figuratively.

An avid cyclist and an active member of Birmingham’s mountain biking community, Andrews has been a constant sight on two wheels around town over the last two decades.

Andrews is accustomed to a challenge, having ridden and raced on some of the toughest terrain and courses throughout the region. However, from a mountain

42nd Peavine Falls Run scheduled for July 4

It’s time to lace up your patriotic running shoes as the Peavine Falls Run, a scenic 8.2-mile run through Oak Mountain State Park, will mark its 42nd edition on July 4.

One of the five events on the Birmingham Track Club calendar, the Peavine Falls Run has taken place on every Independence Day since 1980 — with the exception of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic — and has become a midsummer tradition for many in the Birmingham running community.

The race starts bright and early at 7 a.m. and is