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This year’s Wine for the Walk will be held on Wednesday, September 24, at the home of Clint and Rena McEntyre in Tuscaloosa. The 11th annual event benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), and organizers say it just gets bigger and better with each passing year.

“We continue to be humbled by the amazing generosity of our Tuscaloosa community,” Michelle Crouse, organizer of Wine for the Walk, said.

By Kendall Judy Late August brings the excitement of students starting school again at The University of Alabama. Students crowd the halls, bringing life to The Capstone, and UA Theatre & Dance prepares another season of theater and dance productions.

We start our season with our amazing dance faculty presenting Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre, showcasing the choreography of our talented faculty and guest artists. Offering a mix of traditional and innovative dance techniques, this show is sure to please. ARDT will delight audiences Tuesday, September 23 through Friday, September 26.

By Brandie Rickett Bowden Each day, our nation’s capital plays host to politicians, local residents, and school children on field trips who walk among monuments and memorials of the most significant parts of our nation’s history. But until recently, many veterans didn’t get the opportunity to visit Washington, D.C., and see the monuments built for, and dedicated to, their sacrifice. Now, thanks to the Honor Flight Network, local veterans have this opportunity.

On October 1, the Tuscaloosa Rotary Honor Flight (TRHF) will take its fifth group of veterans on a one-day trip, at no cost to the veteran, to see such landmarks as the WWII Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00

United Way of West Alabama kicks off 2014 campaign

By Laurie Mundy Perrigin United Way of West Alabama kicked off its 2014 campaign with a luncheon at the Bryant Conference Center on August 12. This annual event marked the start of a massive fundraising effort, in which the agency hopes to raise more money than ever before to help its 26 partner agencies.

This year’s theme, LIVE UNITED, is a call to action. Guests at the luncheon were asked to make a commitment to “Live United,” by actively working to improve communities in West Alabama in specific areas.

Monday, 15 September 2014 00:00

5th Annual Raising Hope Silent Auction

Catholic Social Services of West Alabama’s big fundraiser is this week, and organizers are hoping for a great turnout. The 5th annual Raising Hope Silent Auction is set for Wednesday, September 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Tuscaloosa River Market.

This week, a lot of great local golfers will take to the greens for an excellent cause: raising money for The Thomas Plott Foundation. This annual tournament is the Foundation's biggest fundraiser, and proceeds go toward finding a cure for cystic fibrosis.

Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00

DCH Cancer Center offers free breast screenings

The Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center at DCH Regional Medical Center will host free breast screeningsfor women who have little or no health insurance during October. 

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 00:00

Tuscaloosa’s Be Ready Day is Thursday

Area residents are invited to attend Tuscaloosa’s “Be Ready Day” on Thursday, September 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the old Bruno’s parking lot on McFarland Boulevard. The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and several other public safety organizations will be on hand for this annual event, which allows residents to learn how they can be ready if/when disaster strikes. Attendees can learn how to build emergency disaster kits and make plans for action.

The 12th Annual Canine Classic 5K road race to benefit the Humane Society of West Alabama (HSWA) will be held this Saturday, September 13, at Kentuck Park. The 5K road race, which starts at 8:00 a.m., is part of the Tuscaloosa Track Club Grand Prix of West Alabama. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. and the cost is $20 day of the race. Humans only, please, in the road race.

She’s only 22 years old, but already Caitlin Brunell is making her mark on the world. The University of Alabama graduate, who was crowned Miss Alabama back in June, is the founder of Caitlin’s Closet, a charitable organization that donates clothing to young women across the country. Brunell started the organization in 2006 and since then, Caitlin’s Closet has donated thousands of items of clothing, including clothes women might need for job interviews, prom dresses, and more.

Now, Brunell, the daughter of former NFL quarterback Mark Brunell, is competing for the Miss America title, participating in the pageant in Atlantic City.