The League of Women Voters of Greater Tuscaloosa is sponsoring a “Meet Your Local Legislators Night,” offering area residents a chance to learn more about highlighted proposed actions of the upcoming 2015 legislative session. The event, which is planned for Feb. 2, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Central High School auditorium, is free to attend.

Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00

Stress: A Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

Stress may not always be a bad thing.

By Dr. Gregory Dykes

 Is stress a good thing or a bad thing? Most of us would say stress is bad, right? What if I told you stress is a good thing? Now, I know some of you are already rolling your eyes and thinking, “How can stress be a good thing?” Society has created a perception of stress that depicts it negatively, but if we take a step back and examine how stress effects our lives we might just change our mind, and our bodies.

You can't go wrong with this creamy, flavorful dip.

By Amy Poore

If you need to bring something to a football gathering, you can’t go wrong with this dip. It’s not a “typical” dip, but it’s my absolute favorite.

Bon appétit!

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 00:00

Interested in joining the Junior League?

The Junior League of Tuscaloosa's annual Dragon Boat races are a huge community draw.

The Junior League of Tuscaloosa's new member interest meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. The new member interest meeting will take place at the Junior League office, located at 2139 4th Street, at 6 p.m.

A table in the main dining room of the Battle-Friedman House is ready for the Preservation Society Mardi Gras Brunch, Saturday, February 7. Attendees will enjoy food, fun, beads and Jazz.

It's hard to believe it, but it's almost time to celebrate Mardi Gras. And, for those of us who aren't traveling to Mobile or New Orleans to take part in parades, balls and other Mardi Gras-related activities, how can we celebrate in the Druid City?

By Stan J. Griffin


Although the 2014 University of Alabama football team recently fell just short in its quest to bring home its 16th national championship, the Crimson Tide cheerleaders, under the direction of cheerleading squad coordinator Jennifer Thrasher, made sure that the Capstone was represented in winning fashion by claiming a national title on their own. At the 2015 Universal Cheerleaders Association and Universal Dance Association national championship, held in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., both the UA Coed and All-Girl squads claimed the Division 1A national championships.

The City of Tuscaloosa will host public workshops to identify community risks, vulnerable populations and remaining unmet needs as a result of the April 27, 2011 tornado. The first of these workshops are scheduled for this week.

Last year’s Brunch for Boobs drew a crowd of nearly 600.

The Soroptimist International of Tuscaloosa’s annual fundraiser, “Brunch for Boobs,” is planned for Saturday, February 28, at the Bryant Conference Center. This marks the 40th anniversary for the event, which helps to raise money toward projects focused on women and girls in the community.

The Brunch for Boobs event began in the mid-1970s, and it’s grown larger with each passing year. Last year’s event drew nearly 600 people and raised tens of thousands of dollars.

The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will honor artists and patrons of the arts in Tuscaloosa County at the 21st Druid Arts Awards on Thursday, March 12 at the Bama Theatre. A reception honoring the winners and their families will be held at the theatre’s Greensboro Room at 6:00 p.m. with the awards ceremony at 7 p.m. The deadline for tickets on Monday, March 2.

By Candice Morris


The holidays are long over now, and while our hearts may still be full, our pockets certainly aren’t. But just because we might have overspent during the holidays, it certainly does not mean we want to stay in! As you’re catching up on your holiday bills, here are a few fun activities Tuscaloosa offers that won’t break the bank. Whether you're new in town, just passing through or planning a trip to T-town, or a long-time resident, hopefully this has something that everyone can enjoy!