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

Here’s wishing all our Druid City Living readers a great week, filled with all kinds of outstanding local events. Get out, get involved, and above all else: Have fun. And FYI: Don't forget to watch the Miss America Pageant on Sunday, Sept. 10 and root for Tuscaloosa's own Miss Alabama, Jessica Procter. #sayyestothejess

And remember: If you’d like to have your event added to our online weekly calendar, just email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We’re happy to add anything you’d like to announce.

Fans heading to Atlanta for the 2017 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game will be treated to a bowl-like atmosphere that includes a full slate of game day activities that kick off well before (3) Florida State and (1) Alabama take the field.

ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot – college football’s longest-running and most-celebrated pregame show – is set to open the 2017 season at this year’s Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game between Florida State and Alabama.

The DCH Foundation wants to help with relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey, which has left so much of Texas devastated. Monetary gifts are being accepted for MD Anderson employee relief through Sept. 15.

For the seventh consecutive year, Wells Fargo will team up with the University of Alabama and Auburn University football teams and Children’s of Alabama in its “Picks for Kids” campaign that will run throughout the 2017-18 football season. As part of the "Picks for Kids" campaign, Wells Fargo will donate $1,000 to Children's for each pass interception made by the Tide and Tigers.

Recently, in this column, I discussed the impact of the digital economy on the City of Tuscaloosa’s finances. With 68 percent of the City’s revenues coming from gross sales, based on varying studies regarding the impact of online sales, the City is losing between $3.5 million to $7.5 million a year. Since 2010, depending on how conservative you desire to be, the City has lost between $17 million to $35 million in revenue growth.  

Here’s wishing all our Druid City Living readers a great week, filled with all kinds of outstanding local events. Get out, get involved, and above all else: Have fun.  This week’s calendar is decidedly thinner than usual – but with game week upon us (Roll Tide!) and Labor Day coming this weekend, that’s to be expected. For those of you traveling to see the big Bama vs. Florida State game on Saturday, be safe and cheer loudly!

And remember: If you’d like to have your event added to our online weekly calendar, just email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We’re happy to add anything you’d like to announce.

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.

Say hi to little Rocky, a 4-year-old male Chihuahua/terrier mix. Rocky has a smooth reddish/brown and white coat and is small, weighing only 12 pounds. He is very lean and all legs right now, but could stand to gain a little weight. Rocky is such a sweet, friendly dog that really just wants to be with you and in your lap. He is not too hyper and will make a nice companion dog. 

City of Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox presented his recommendation for the fiscal year 2018 operating budgets at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 22. The budgets include the general fund and the water and sewer fund.

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