OVER THE MOUNTAIN J O U R N A L THE SUBURBAN NEWSPAPER FOR MOUNTAIN BROOK, HOMEWOOD, VESTAVIA HILLS, HOOVER, AND NORTH SHELBY COUNTY AUGUST 11, 2011 Trunk Show ZooGala 2011 Will Have Tons of Fun A giant-sized adventure awaits guests at the Birmingham Zoo’s annual fundraiser. Ready to take a walk on the wild side at the Sept. 17 event at the new Trails of Africa exhibit are, from left: Jesse S. Vogtle Jr., Robin Sparks Davis, Lee O. Perry, Misti S. Weaver, Amy M. Jackson and Wally Nall III. See About Town, page 4. Cahaba Heights will soon have new trees to replace some of the many uprooted by the April 27 tornado. Mary Jean Archer, above, is donating trees in memory of her father. The dogwoods, used at Mary Jean’s daughter’s wedding, were stored by Micheal Dyer, right, of Uncut Flowers. See Life, page 8. The Literacy Council continued its 2011 Signature Series with a recent reception honoring author Adam Ross. Guests were able to meet the young author at the event, held at the Altadena Road home of Dr. Rob Mason and Katie Rochester. See Social, page 10. Whether it’s a total home makeover like the one Tracy Gwaltney of Vestavia Hills just completed or a one-room project like Karen Bush’s Mountain Brook kitchen, above, OTM families are constantly finding ways to make their houses even more appealing. Need ideas? See our Home Improvement Special Section, starting on page 20.