My daughter has gone to the same camp five years now. In the words of my practical CPA husband, the expense is “ridiculous.” This year, we said, “Pick anywhere instead of camp, and we will take a trip.”

She chose Seattle, Washington – the farthest in the U.S. from Alabama she could pick.  

It’s a special year for The Sidewalk Moving Film Festival – one of the state’s biggest and best film festivals, and an event that’s certainly worth a road trip from the Tuscaloosa and Northport area to Birmingham. 

This past June, dozens of women from across the state competed for the coveted title of Miss Alabama, but it was Miss Tuscaloosa and former Miss University of Alabama Callie Walker who earned the crown. 

We have five weeks in August. Don’t panic. Break it down!

The kids have been out of school for weeks now. They’re restless. For that matter, mom and dad are restless, too. And the family beach trip is still a month away. With weeks left in the summer vacation, what can you do?  

It is full season on Lake Tuscaloosa for making memories with family and friends on the water. 

It’s almost time for the change in season, tailgate season that is – and Bama fans are already preparing for their game day tailgates and parties – on and off campus. 

The foods that we associate the most with the South are all at their peak in July. 

Shucking peas on the porch with grandmother, tomato sandwiches on white bread in the yard and having watermelon seed spitting contests are memories we all have here in Alabama. 

So what do you do with the haul from the farmer’s market when you get it home? 

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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