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Who doesn’t love browsing through a great vintage market? Area residents, take note: The 5th Street Vintage Market is this Sunday, September 7, at the Northport Farmer’s Market, located at 4150 Fifth Street. It’s time to officially kick off the fall Vintage Market season! The Market is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Be sure to come early so you’ll get your shot at the best selections.

By Sheena Gregg The Women’s Resource Center at The University of Alabama will be hosting its 4th Annual Chocolate Festival for Women’s Health on Friday, September 5th from 3 to 5 p.m. in Shelby Hall on the UA campus.

Proceeds from the event, which includes a silent auction, benefit the Women’s Resource Center. Participants will be able to enjoy wonderful chocolate treats while learning about key women’s health needs, including breast cancer, heart disease, and ovarian cancer.

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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By Derek Osborn To those who do not live for Saturdays in the fall (and luckily there’s not many of you) then don’t look now, but it’s time to strap it up. So get the coolers cleaned out, dust off the portable grill, break out the lawn chairs and put on the colors of your choice…it’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Druid City Living readers, are you heading to Atlanta this weekend to cheer on the Alabama Crimson Tide as they open the season against West Virginia? Send us your favorite tailgating photos, and you never know – you could become our Druid City Living Photo of the Month for September! Email your photos to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walter Maddox presented his recommendation for the fiscal year 2015 operating budgets at tonight’s City Council meeting. The budgets include the general fund and the water and sewer fund.

The Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports (TTS) is pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer Wilson as the new Manager of Tourism Development beginning September 2nd. In her new role, Mrs. Wilson will be promoting the Tuscaloosa area as a premiere travel destination and managing relationships with tourism-related constituencies in the Tuscaloosa market. As a life-long resident of Tuscaloosa, Mrs. Wilson spent a large portion of her career promoting the City’s top tourism destinations.

By Amy Poore Ah, summer vacation: Where did you go? Now that the kids are back in school, those days of fun in the sun at the lake, the beach, or anywhere, really, seem like a distant memory. But the weather is still warm, and technically it is still summer, so this month, I’m offering up two excellent recipes that can help extend the season…at least, as far as taste buds are concerned!

This scrumptious BBQ pizza is a snap to prepare, and it’s perfect for a quick, easy meal. And these Lemon Crinkle Cookies? Oh, they are perfect if you’re craving a light dessert to satiate your sweet tooth.

Bon appétit!

The Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society is seeking nominations for its Annual Awards Banquet. What is the TCPS looking for? Each year, the Preservation Society honors the best efforts of Tuscaloosa County's leading preservationists. Nominees can be homeowners who have renovated historically significant houses (both modest and grand).

By Stan J. Griffin When Nick Saban's University of Alabama football team opens the 2014 season on August 30 in Atlanta's Georgia Dome against West Virginia, it will be doing so with a cast of new characters in some very crucial positions, including on the defensive side of the ball, at the quarterback position and even in the offensive coordinator spot, with the ever-controversial Lane Kiffin now in charge of the Crimson Tide attack.

But despite the fact that the 2014 edition of Alabama football will likely be counting on quite a few newcomers as it heads into the opener against the Mountaineers, this has not stopped many college football analysts from again placing the Tide near or at the top of their respective preseason polls. Many of those pigskin gurus have prognosticated that the Tide will at least be a participant in college football's inaugural playoff in 2014.

By Brandie Rickett Bowden Time to practice your ring toss and make room for the giant teddy bear, because the West Alabama State Fair is in town. Each year, United Cerebral Palsy of West Alabama (UCPWA) partners with Kissel Entertainment and other organizations to bring carnival rides, a petting zoo, and other entertainment for the whole family right to this area. The fair, which kicked off on August 19, is at Sokol Park in Northport through this Sunday, August 24.