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

Everyone’s Favorite Mailman

Winter 2021

Thomas Russell lit up his postal route with smiles right and left, and this piece of writing took on extra significance after he passed away after a heart attack at Christmas.



Remembering Robyn

Fall 2021

Here’s what some of Robyn Naftel Herring’s friends had to share about how her legacy as a mother, friend and nurse practitioner is living on.

All American Band

Winter 2021

Alabama’s largest marching band is heading to its fifth Rose Bowl, and it’s not without its traditions.

The Real Julie Gentry

May/June 2021

Julie Gentry talks mentoring, community gardening and what’s it like to be back in the spotlight nearly 30 years since The Real World first aired.

Colorful Charm

May/June 2021

Fun hues and textures gives each room its own character in the Morrows’ new build.

Hey Coach LJ

Fall 2021

LJ Rouse’s life was equally full of color and passion for the kids he coached and mentored.

A Makeover Story

Winter 2021

This South Forrest home’s metamorphosis was nothing short of dramatic both inside and out.