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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.

The future of Tuscaloosa City Schools will be at the forefront of an upcoming conference. The Educational Futures Conference will be held on Tuesday, September 2, at University Church of Christ in Tuscaloosa. Two different sessions are planned: The first is from 1 to 4 p.m., and the second is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This event is an opportunity to discuss issues critical to students and the system in general – right now, and in the future.

By Allison Adams Not long ago, I told my second-grade daughter we were going to the beach for the weekend. “Nooooo!” she wailed. “I want to stay home!” This is the child with the black belt in karate, who dances, tumbles, and plays softball. I looked at her in disbelief, (probably because I really needed a trip to the beach before the back-to-school madness began). We decided that weekend to have a “staycation.” And now that school and all the activities surrounding it is back in full swing, there’s no better time to think about slowing things down just a bit.

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 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.

Stillman College today announced its Campus and Community Service days for Aug. 22 and Aug. 23.  Since his appointment as the sixth President of the College, Dr. Peter Edmund Millet has voiced the importance of strengthening Stillman’s student presence in the Tuscaloosa community.

“We want our students to be well prepared academically, but it is also vital for them to have a community presence and an appreciation for the importance of service. We designate these two days as a time in which they will strengthen their commitment to their College home and also to their community. We are looking forward to having a strong Stillman presence in the community. Whether it is at a local school, community center or senior center, we want the Tuscaloosa community to know that Stillman is here and we care about what takes place outside of our gates,” said Millet.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 22, the Back to School Campus Clean-Up Day will be held.

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Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah 5K Run is Saturday

By Stan J. Griffin  Since joining the University of Alabama football staff as strength and conditioning director in 2007, Scott Cochran has become one of the most beloved members of the Crimson Tide family. His tireless energy and enthusiasm has basically earned him cult hero status with UA supporters, and his efforts to keep UA athletes in peak physical condition have no doubt played an integral role in the Tide winning three national titles during his time at the Capstone. Long acclaimed as one of the nation's top strength directors, Cochran also helped Alabama head coach Nick Saban gain another national title while on his staff at LSU in 2003.

Cochran will soon be focusing his energies on another vital mission: Raising money and awareness for cystic fibrosis.

Child Abuse Prevention Services of Tuscaloosa (CAPS) is holding the 21st Annual Night Light Golf Tournament on Friday, August 22, at the Ol’ Colony Golf Course complex. If you’ve never played golf at night, you’re missing out – and this event is certainly for a great cause.

It’s time to load up Fido and bring him on down to the ALSPCA’s first ever Dog Wash and Silent Auction at Tractor Supply Company in Northport! This event is the perfect opportunity to have someone else pamper your pet for a very, very good cause.

The 1st Annual Dog Wash & Silent Auction is planned for Saturday, August 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tons of wonderful volunteers will be on hand. It’s just $5 per dog for a bath and $5 for a nail trim.