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Dalton Cron, a student at Holy Spirit School in Tuscaloosa, has been accepted into the ClemsonLIFE program at the University of Clemson. The program offers students with disabilities a college experience and works to prepare them for independent living.

Survival of the fittest! That describes Huey, a handsome 10-month-old male terrier-mix dog. Huey is this week’s Humane Society of West Alabama pet of the week.

Huey was pulled from our local animal shelter where he was part of a pack of puppies picked up by Animal Control. This happy, sweet dog had been in this shelter for over four months.

Did you know that you can obtain Boating Safety Help using your Smart Phone, iPad or Android device?

The American Heart Association's annual Tuscaloosa Heart Walk is this weekend, so lace up your walking shoes and get out for a great cause. The 2017 Heart Walk is Saturday, March 25 at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.

Children are great imitators. They may not always hear what we say but they sure do watch what we do. When children see how parents react to and correct mistakes, they learn valuable life lessons. Children need to know that we learn by making mistakes. As Big Bird says…”everyone makes mistakes; oh yes they do!”

Happy Official Spring: Spring began on March 20, just in time. Let’s hope that last cold snap was the final one for a good long while. We hope everyone had a lovely spring break, and it’s time to get back into the swing of things in Tuscaloosa and Northport. There are a host of awesome events happening this week, so be sure to get out and enjoy them!

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It’s that time again: Sprayberry Education Center is hosting the 13th Annual Art Show and Silent Auction this Thursday, March 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sprayberry Center Cafeteria. The show, which is a fundraiser of the Sprayberry PTO, features approximately 100 pieces of art in a variety of different categories.

This beautiful, sweet kitten with gorgeous eyes is Clara, and she is this week’s Humane Society of West Alabama Pet of the Week.

The University of Alabama women’s wheelchair basketball team won its fifth national championship on Saturday. The Tide (16-6) defeated the University of Texas at Arlington 57-48, avenging a 72-49 loss at home in February at the National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament.

By Amelia Pilsch

Meet Libby, a beautiful former Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter dog, who accompanies her human, Mary Calhoun, all over Tuscaloosa County, listening to students read. Calhoun, a retired elementary school teacher, brings Libby to schools each Wednesday, where readers receive stickers that say, “I read to a dog today and I liked it.” They also receive Metro Animal Shelter pencils and a book about dogs for their classroom library. Recently, Libby paid a visit to Rock Quarry Elementary School. 

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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