A new international movement, Villages for Aging in Place, will be introduced to the Tuscaloosa area by Susan Benke for UA’s OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) bonus program on Sept. 14 at noon at the Bryant Conference Center. Villages for Aging in Place is a new option for community members who wish to stay in their own homes and remain independent, yet remain connected to the wider community as they age.
Did you know that you can obtain Boating Safety Help using your Smart Phone, iPad or Android device?
Hillcrest High School Army Junior ROTC competed in the Marine League 5K on February 18. Cadet Cory Facio won the Overall Male Winner, Cadet Preston Reynolds took second place, and Cadet Miles Harrison won third place. Caitlyn Sanders won the Overall Female Race.
Help the children in Alabama’s Black Belt counties develop the “love of reading” by participating in the 2017 Books for the Alabama Black Belt Campaign, which begins on Feb. 1 and continues through Feb. 28.
This event, sponsored by The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development (UACED), aims to help over 42,000 children in the state’s 13 Black Belt counties develop a love of learning and reading. The goal of the project, according to a release, is to provide one book for every child in the Black Belt, which includes Bullock, Butler, Choctaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Pickens, Perry, Sumter and Wilcox counties.
The Tuscaloosa International Friends sponsored an “International Welcome Party” for foreign students at the University of Alabama and their sponsors. The event was held on Aug. 28 at Calvary Baptist Church. Over 200 students and sponsors attended the welcome party.
The Main library of the Tuscaloosa Public Library is now circulating 20 mobile Wi-Fi HotSpot devices to TPL cardholders, 21 years of age or older, that will allow internet access anywhere there is cell service. The Hotspots let patrons link a mobile device like a smartphone, laptop, iPad or tablet, for access to the Internet. A single Hotspot can provide Wi‐Fi Internet access for up to 10 devices.
The Community Foundation of West Alabama has established a permanently endowed scholarship in memory of Elois Zeanah. Elois is memorable for her vision, passionate public leadership and personal contributions to the citizens of the state of Alabama, the Republican Party, the Alabama Federation of Women and the National Federation of Republican Women.
If you’re looking for a bargain, get ready: The annual Buy for Rise charity fundraiser starts on Friday. Each year, area merchants donate high-end items to the University of Alabama Rise School. The school then offers shoppers deep discounts on the merchandise.
Experts believe that reading to your child every day is one of the most important things parents and other adults can do. Here are ideas for using this reading time to build your young child’s literacy skills while keeping it fun for both of you.