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Children’s of Alabama honored The University of Alabama Dance Marathon program today for donating more than $1 million to the hospital over a seven-year period by presenting the organization with a recognition plaque on the Pillars of the Community display in the hospital.

In the past 10 years, the United States has officially declared over 1,000 disasters.  In the Fall of 2017, alone, three major hurricanes – Harvey, Irma and Maria – were estimated to have impacted 25.8 million Americans. And more recently, Hurricane Florence caused major devastation to parts of North and South Carolina.

Chances are, one day you’ll be affected.  Planning now means you’ll have better control of the situation.  Below are six life saving skills to use before disaster strikes.

If you’d like to try out some great food trucks in the Tuscaloosa area, now’s your chance – and for a great cause. This Thursday, Sept. 13, the United on the Plaza food truck benefit will be held. Proceeds from this lunchtime event benefit the United Way of West Alabama.

Krystal recently reopened its McFarland Boulevard location – a new prototype store with enhanced drive-through functionality. It’s the first Krystal of its kind in Alabama. Now, the company is giving back to the community.

Once a year, it must be done. Don't click away just yet… I promise, it will be worth it.  

If you read this famous column often, then you likely know that I am the director of a local non-profit that serves the Tuscaloosa area. That organization is called the Parents Resource Institute for Drug Education (PRIDE). In short, we do drug prevention, and it’s come a long way since the “Just Say No” days from the 80s. 

Discussion around mental health has taken to the national stage in recent weeks, and the Tuscaloosa Mental Health Alliance says one in four Alabama residents are affected by mental illness. That’s why the local cycling enthusiasts of the Druid City Bicycle Club come together every year to host the Hot Hundred Bike Ride.

The Miracle League of Tuscaloosa wrapped up its spring season on May 19 in a major way, with a slew of games, and a big celebration at The LeeAnna Grace Cunningham Field at Sokol Park North.

We have all heard the phrase, “If you don’t like the current weather, just wait awhile, it will change.” True, true! And it’s those changes that we need to pay attention to.

For many of us, a babysitting gig was our first job. Training for the position is important, for the sitters and for the parents’ peace of mind. How can young people who want to land a great babysitting job get the necessary training they need?

The DCH Health System will help young teens be better babysitters through Safe Sitter classes offered this month.

Looking for a quick escape from the heat? Head to the movies – and bring the whole family. This summer, Cobb Theaters (now CMX Cinemas) is offering free, family-friendly summer movies through early August. Shows at the Hollywood 16 in Tuscaloosa start at 10 a.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (doors open at 9:30 a.m.). New movies will be shown each week, and they’re appropriate for all ages. 

Here are some choice films playing this summer, and my thoughts on each… 

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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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