Now Open/Coming Soon
Jack’s restaurant in Northport is now open (5821 McFarland Blvd.). The fast food eatery has over 140 locations throughout the southeast, including several in Tuscaloosa. (205) 650-4638; eatatjacks.com
Physiolete Therapy and Performance is now open in downtown Tuscaloosa (610 Lurleen B Wallace Boulevard North). Physiolete offers evidence-based physical therapy services, sport-specific movement assessments, wellness services, injury prevention programming, and return to sport testing and programming. (205) 409-8060; physioletept.com
Raised on Country Burgers N Grill is now open in downtown Tuscaloosa (2217 University Blvd.). The restaurant offers wild game burgers and farm-to-table fare. (205) 764-5405
News and Happenings
J.W. (Billy) McFarland, owner of Buffex, LLC, has announced plans for McFarland Heights – a new wooded subdivision on Garner Road in Tuscaloosa near I 20/59 and Mercedes-Benz North America. Dedra Cabaniss of Pritchett-Moore Realty is marketing the property. (205) 242-3318
The Junior League of Tuscaloosa is selling its T-Town Shop Around card, which offers discounts of up to 20 percent on items at several local businesses. The $20 card can be used for purchases through Nov. 17. To get a card, visit JLT’s official website at jltuscaloosa.org.
Six people were honored during the City of Northport’s 44th Annual Citizen of the Year Awards luncheon, held on Oct. 3 at the Northport Civic Center. Honorees were (L to R): Northport Citizen of the Year Wayne Rose; Educator of the Year Kim Davis (Tuscaloosa County High School); Heritage Pioneer Award Winner Robert E. Lewis (retired art teacher, Tuscaloosa County Schools); Religious Leader of the Year Dr. Jared Case (Northport Baptist Church), Public Safety Leader of the Year Sgt. Ashley Blalock (Northport Police Dept.); and Business Leader of the Year Crystal Buck (Everlasting Inspired Living).
Schoolyard Roots, a Tuscaloosa-based nonprofit that brings learning to life through school teaching gardens, celebrated its new downtown location (2709 8th Street) with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 10.
The 2019 Tuscaloosa County Civic Hall of Fame honorees were inducted on Oct. 24 at the Tuscaloosa River Market. Members of the 2019 class are: Ellen Peter Bryce, Dr. Peter Bryce, Cynthia Burton, Robert “Bob” Monfore Jr., Robert H. “Bob” Shaw Jr., Dennis Steverson Sr., and Dr. Karen Thompson-Jackson. Bronze plaques with the inductees’ likenesses will be installed on the Hall of Fame wall at Government Plaza.
The University of Alabama’s RISE Center hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 17 for an addition that will house a state-of-the-art sensory suite. The new suite will include an infant classroom, a multipurpose therapy room, and a sensory room.