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Staff Writer - Druid City Living, Tuscaloosa's premier community newspaper.
Staff Writer

Staff Writer

The University of Mississippi’s Special Olympics College Unified football team defeated The University of Alabama 51-27 Sunday at the UA Rec fields.

Alabama’s loss evened the series at 1-1 ahead of next Sunday’s “Unified Iron Bowl” against Auburn’s Special Olympics College team.

The 23rd Annual Youth for Christ Legacy Golf Challenge will be held this Thursday, May 11, at the NorthRiver Yacht Club. The organization hopes to raise a total of $70,000 for its programs this year.

Two specific programs that benefit from the Youth for Christ golf tournament are its Campus Life and Parent Life programs, which provide outreach to students at 14 different high schools and middle schools. Maintaining the programs helps students stay connected with a welcoming atmosphere, said Mike Green, Youth for Christ’s executive director.

University of Alabama Director of Athletics Greg Byrne announced Tuesday that head football coach Nick Saban and the University have agreed to a long-term contract extension. The new agreement will extend his current contract to eight years and keep him in charge of the Crimson Tide football program through the 2024 season.

McAbee Construction Company will host Takin’ Cancer for a Ride this Saturday, April 29th.

The motorcycle ride will begin at Northport Civic Center, travel through rural Tuscaloosa County and end at Rhythm and Brews in downtown Tuscaloosa, according to Casey Johnson, director of development of The DCH Foundation.

Since World War II began, more than 83,000 Americans remain missing. On Friday, a special dedication was held to honor the POW/MIAs: a special Chair of Honor, located on the second floor of the U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building in downtown Tuscaloosa. The chair will remain perpetually empty, in memory of all Americans who have gone missing or became prisoners of war while serving their country.

The Druid City Arts Festival draws huge crowds to Government Plaza in downtown Tuscaloosa each spring. DCAF, presented by Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports and Cadence Bank, showcases local and regional art, music, and culture. This is an all-ages, free festival. The Festival will be held on Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

By Candice Morris

Soroptimist International of Tuscaloosa is planning its Brunch for Boobs on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Bryant Conference Center. This annual event helps to raise money to support women and girls in the community, as well as Soroptimist’s partners, including the Phoenix House, Priority Veterans, and The DCH Foundation.  

This year’s packed purses raffle will feature packed baskets to match the brunch’s theme, “Life is a Picnic.” Guests will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets the morning of the brunch. The raffle is a brunch favorite that both guests and SIT members look forward to.  

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.

If you remember watching Star Trek the first time it ran on your pre-digital TV, or playing Twister until it hurt, or absolutely delighting in the newest baby care product, Pampers, then you remember 1966. 

That same year, one of Tuscaloosa’s oldest historic buildings, the Old Tavern, was moved from the area between what are now the two downtown bridges, to its present location at the end of University Blvd. at Capitol Park. It is also the year the Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society became the recognized local entity to advocate for historic preservation, thanks to the culmination of the work and determination of the then Tuscaloosa Historic Society. 

Tuscaloosa residents who want to discuss plans and concerns with Mayor Walt Maddox will have several opportunities to do just that over the coming weeks and months. Maddox will hold five public meetings outside of City Hall this fall, continuing the Mayor’s Morning Out and Mayor’s Night Out series.

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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