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 The City of Tuscaloosa will host the ninth annual Lake Tuscaloosa Clean Up Day on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Check out Hope, a 1-year-old female black-and-tan hound mix. Hope is this week's Humane Society of West Alabama's pet of the week. She has a smooth, shiny black and tan coat, and she weighs about 43 pounds, even though she seems like she is all legs! 

The Kentuck Festival of the Arts is the premier art event in West Alabama each year. This year marks the festival’s 46th year, and organizers are putting out a call – volunteers are needed.

Would you like to get involved?

The Alabama coaching staff recognized seven players of the week following the Crimson Tide’s 24-7 victory over third-ranked Florida State last Saturday in Atlanta, Ga., at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Damien Harris and Calvin Ridley on offense, Shaun Dion Hamilton and Levi Wallace on defense, and Keaton Anderson, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Thomas Fletcher and Harris, once again, on special teams.

Stillman College in Tuscaloosa celebrated the grand opening of its Veterans Resource Center on Thursday, Aug. 24. The new center, under the leadership of director Marilyn Hill, will provide a variety of services to Stillman’s student veterans, including academic advising and referrals.  

Regions is a 30-year Adopt-A-School partner with Collins-Riverside Middle School in Northport. Recently, as part of their “Share the Good” initiative, Regions employees spent the day working on campus enhancement projects at the school.

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.

This summer, 12 boys from Northport competed in the Dizzy Dean Little League Championship Series for the Northport Nationals 8U hosted by Warrior Baseball. 

Say hello to sweet Petunia! She is this week's Humane Society of West Alabama Pet of the Week.

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