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Halloween Soccer Fun

In the spirit of the Halloween season, how about a couple of adorable photos of some talented Tuscaloosa kids playing soccer in their costumes?

These photos were taken during a celebratory Halloween soccer practice at Munny Sokol Park on October 21. Captain America, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Iron Man, Super Mario and at least one vampire were all on hand to join in the fun. 


Happy Halloween, everyone, from Druid City Living!

Photos: Philip Beverly

Have you gotten your flu shot yet? No? Why not? If time (or a lack of time) is the issue, Tuscaloosa County Health Department official want to help you out. This Thursday, October 23, The Department is offering a special drive-thru flu clinic.

Front row (L to R): Harper Blount, Caroline Bonhaus, Anna Grace Marshall, Carlie Cochran, Abby Buford Back row (L to R): Assistant Coach Kalie Cagle, Kaci Cochran, Rachael Fincher, Shelby Curry, Marissa Hayes, Brittany Ledbetter, Head Coach Rachel Roberts

Tuscaloosa Academy defeated Eastwood Academy (Montgomery) on Monday, October 20, in the AISA Class AA elite 8. The team will travel to Faulkner University (Montgomery) on Thursday, October 23 to play in the AISA State Final Four at 1 p.m. against Kingwood Christian. Go Knights!

 By Stan J. Griffin For nearly two decades, WVUA sports director Gary Harris has been the main face of local sports for the Tuscaloosa and West Alabama community, a role in which the 50-year-old Miami, Florida, native takes a special sense of pride in.

By Mary Elizabeth Harper, Executive Director When I commented to a friend recently that I was about to make the same old dinner, he told me that he uses the Food Network’s website to search for recipes and especially likes the feature that lets him list the ingredients he has on hand and find a list of possible meals to make.  I learned something new and also realized that the Foundation Directory Online does for grant writing what Food Network has done for cooking.

The Tuscaloosa Chapter of Credit Unions is holding their Annual Credit Union Banquet on Tuesday, October 21, at 6 p.m. at the Hotel Capstone. The keynote speaker will be former Alabama basketball coach Wimp Sanderson.

Kentuck announces the 43rd Annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts Award Winners. A total of $7000 was awarded by judges Christine Berthiaume, head of crafts at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Paul Richelson, Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs at the Mobile Museum of Art.

Congratulations to all the winners, and to everyone who participated in this wonderful event!

Earlier this year, Tuscaloosa’s Actor’s Charitable Theatre (The ACT) took a unique approach to funding the upcoming production of The Addams Family. The group launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise much-needed financial help to make the production a reality – and it worked! The Addams Family will debut on Friday, October 24, at the historic Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa.

Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools-Elementary was selected as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School. TMSE is one of five schools in Alabama to be recognized as a National Blue Ribbon winner. The others are: Mountain Brook Junior High School, Winfield Elementary School, and Heard Magnet School and Beverlye Magnet School in Dothan.

United Way of West Alabama’s Success By 6 early childhood development initiative will organize this year’s Read for the Record effort in preschools, childcare centers and classrooms in Tuscaloosa and surrounding counties on Tuesday, October 21. Teachers, parents and volunteers will read Bunny Cakes by Rosemary Wells in order to create a record-breaking shared reading experience.