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.

Children establish eating habits as early as two years old!  At Head Start/Early Head Start programs, we partner with families to build healthy eating habits early; one way to do this is to serve meals family-style. Eating family-style meals is a great way to introduce healthy foods, model healthy behaviors and provide opportunities for nutrition education.

What is Family Style Eating?

 Richard Rhone had retired from two careers, first as a school principal and second, facilitating welfare reform. He was spending time as a docent at a museum when a member of OLLI approached him.   

“One of the curriculum people came through the museum and asked me to teach. I have been teaching and taking classes ever since.”    

The Adopt-A-School program welcomed noted child advocate Elizabeth “Liz” Huntley as keynote speaker during its annual kickoff event, held August 4th at the University Church of Christ.

By Amy Materson

“This is one of the best accomplishments we’ve ever achieved for Hale County. Period.”

Osie Pickens doesn’t mince words when discussing the $7 million investment in the Hale County College and Career Academy in Greensboro. The Hale County Board of Education Superintendent knows the facility will provide students with opportunities never available in the area before.

The Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday for Alabama is fast approaching, and the cities of Tuscaloosa and Northport, along with Tuscaloosa County, are all participating. The sales tax holiday is set for this weekend, Aug. 5-7, offering a much-needed break for parents and students as they prepare to go back to school in coming weeks.

PRIDE of Tuscaloosa has put together an online survey for the Tuscaloosa community, to gauge residents’ views on drug use and perception in the area.

It is soon time to head back to school. In the whirl of excitement, stores offer back to school sales for clothes and supplies offered in preparation for that first day of school. In the midst of getting children ready for school, parents must also look at their role to help make this a great year. Leading experts all agree that the the home environment is the greatest predictor of a child’s success in school.  So, parents, how do you rate?

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