Whether official or not, spring has sprung. I always know, because Realtor's phones start ringing. 

Tuscaloosa's community is one of cohesive cooperation, pulling together for this city in tragedy as well as triumph. I have experienced this especially in the Realtor world. 

The DCH Health System recently received a grant to purchase lifesaving equipment for the Neonatal Intensive Care Units at DCH Regional Medical Center and Northport Medical Center.

Brave Beginnings, a program of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, recently awarded DCH a grant to purchase two stand-alone ventilators that attach to portable Giraffe OmniBeds.

The Tuscaloosa County Civic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held on Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Northport Civic Center. Six civic giants who have contributed to the betterment of Tuscaloosa County were recognized.

Dr. Katy Drain has been a veterinarian in Tuscaloosa for 15 years.  She graduated from the University of Alabama as an undergraduate and attended Auburn University for her doctorate of veterinary medicine.  Dr. Drain works with all types of pets from cats and dogs (of course!) to pigs and goats, and even some exotics.

Halloween is a spooky time for pets.  There are lots of unfamiliar people milling about in costumes, weird smells and doorbells galore. 

While it may be fun for us (and super fun to put pets in costumes to take photos with pumpkins), it can be scary for them. Here are some of the ways to make Halloween a safe and pleasant holiday for your pet.

Fall brings renewal, a shedding of the old. I am overturning the fast paced summer and focusing on some inner reflection with a number of groups here in Tuscaloosa.

This season I am focusing on "home” first with a book called Interior Wisdom. It is about house and heart, with an emphasis on finding sacred space within our homes that nurtures. Anyone who has been to mine is chuckling.

More than 4,300 eighth graders and approximately 2,000 ninth through 12th graders will get a hands-on look at high-paying jobs in West Alabama this week, as Worlds of Work, a one-of-a-kind career expo will be held October 13 and 14 at Shelton State Community College’s Martin Campus.

Ashley Gill, owner and operator of Chick-fil-A, Northport, was named Northport Citizen of the Year in a ceremony held Thursday evening at Five Points Baptist Church. The ceremony also honored religious and business leaders, as well as teachers and public safety leaders.

The Community Foundation of West Alabama’s fall grant cycle is happening now, and grant applications are available. The applications for community grants are available for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, and they must be postmarked no later than October 1.

Ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft are now allowed to operate in Tuscaloosa. So, how does that work, exactly?  

As part of the ongoing relief efforts surrounding the flooding in Louisiana, Alabama gymnastics coach Dana Duckworth, ReadBAMARead and Two Men and a Truck are combining for a donation drive on from through Wednesday, Aug. 31.

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