The 2019 Annual Emily Baker Women’s Classic tennis tournament will be held Feb. 20-22 at Center Court Tuscaloosa.

In a continued response to the persistent concern of food insecurity in the lives of citizens in West Alabama, the 2019 Tuscaloosa Can! event will feature over 20 school teams creating large sculptures made from canned food items. After the structures are built, the creations remain on display to the public as a giant art exhibition. At the end of the viewing, all food is donated to the West Alabama Food Bank.

The Exchange Club of Tuscaloosa strengthens the community through their own service projects and support for dozens of additional service organizations. The annual Great Tuscaloosa Chili Cookoff brings Tuscaloosa residents together to fund the Club’s mission. 

“Among the most sacred gifts you can give your child is the gift of health…”

--- Dr. Rand Olson

Every parent wants a healthy child. Below are some tips to take to insure the health of your child is grand. 

Several local teachers recently received funding as part of the Education Grant Cycle of the Community Foundation of West Alabama.

The mission of the local Community Foundation is to promote charitable giving for present and future generations.  The CFWA along with the Reese Phifer Memorial Foundation is a strong supporter of education.

Governor Kay Ivey has reappointed Jim Page, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, to the Board of Directors of the Alabama Partnership for Children.

The 7th Annual Schoolyard Roots Garden Party will be held on Nov. 11 at the Tuscaloosa River Market. From 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., attendees can sample fresh, delicious food from 18 local farmers, 16 restaurants, and three breweries. Local musicians will provide live music, and guests can bid on art provided by local artists.  

The University of Alabama’s Homecoming Parade will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, followed by the Alabama-Missouri football game, which kicks off at 6 p.m.

What do Lexington, Kentucky and Tuscaloosa have in common? A lot, according to Jim Page, president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama. 

Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area.  Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.

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Druid City Living (DCL) is Tuscaloosa, Alabama's premier community newspaper, covering the great people, places and activities of the area.

 

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