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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.

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.  

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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