It’s been called the “best one-hour workout in the country,” and now Orangetheory Fitness is making its mark in Tuscaloosa. Though Orangetheory Fitness has been in T-Town for less than a year, its popularity has spread like wildfire. According to studio coach Danielle Johnson, it’s all in the science of their workouts. 

Norman A. Crow, a member of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama and a past Chairman of the Board of Directors, has been appointed by Governor Kay Ivey to the Alabama Commission on Higher Education (ACHE). He will represent Congressional District Seven and will be subject to confirmation by the 2018 Alabama Senate.

Almost half of Americans expect to rely a great deal on their neighbors after a disaster. Helping your community to prepare for disasters can lessen the hardship that is a part of any crisis situation. Learn skills you need to help yourself and others until help can arrive.

The possibility of high winds and rain from Hurricane Irma has prompted a number of area schools to announce closings for Monday, Sept. 11.

Head Start/Early Head Start, a division of Community Service Programs of West Alabama (CSP), Inc. follows the national requirement of reserving and serving 10 percent of its enrollment to include children with disabilities; including but not limited to physical, hearing, visual, emotional, speech and health impairments. 

Head Start staff work with local school districts and community agencies to make sure that the special needs of all children are met. Within 45 days of enrollment into the program, each child will complete developmental, speech and language, hearing and vision screenings. 

The Alabama Department of Athletics will collect donations to support the United Way in its efforts to assist with Hurricane Harvey recovery in the Houston area and throughout flood ravaged Texas – home to several Crimson Tide players and their families.

As part of President Obama’s Early Learning Initiative, the state of Alabama is participating in Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships, which allows Early Head Start programs to partner with local child care centers, serving infants and toddlers from low-income families.

A strong partnership between parents and teachers make for a winning team!  Parents and teachers working together equal a child’s success in school.

 

As a parent you can strengthen the team by:

Tuscaloosa’s streets will sizzle on Saturday, July 29, as the 2017 Hot Hundred Bicycle Ride kicks off at 7 a.m. The hottest ride in the south will start at the University of Alabama’s Outdoor Pool Complex, and riders will choose whether they want to face a 29, 36, 52, 71 or 103 mile ride. 

The ride is organized to raise funds for mental health in partnership with the Tuscaloosa Mental Health Alliance. Since its beginning, the ride has only grown bigger with each passing year.

Tee Time is coming at Tall Pines Golf Course in Tuscaloosa, as Child Abuse Prevention Services, or CAPS, holds its 24th Annual Night Light Golf Tournament on Aug. 18. The four-person scramble is unique, in that it allows participants to play in the dark. Nine holes are played in the afternoon, and nine at night.  

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