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Most everyone has heard the flight attendant tell them to put their own oxygen mask on before helping others. The same goes for parenting—your health and well-being is important so that you can nurture your child. Self-care is not selfish or indulgent—it’s how we keep ourselves well to ensure we are physically, emotionally, and mentally capable of being there for our young children.

Each year, the Tuscaloosa County Park & Recreation Authority’s Veterans Memorial Park is the site of a Memorial Day program in Veterans Memorial Park to honor military veterans who have died while serving in the U.S. Military. But given the ongoing threat of COVID-19, this year’s event will not take place for the first time in many years.

The City of Tuscaloosa will reopen the in-person Farmers Market at the Tuscaloosa River Market beginning on Saturday, May 23. 

As the COVID-19 pandemic began to unfold, University of Alabama junior Michael Arundel was at home on spring break in Chicago. That’s where the 20-year-old got the idea for Leave It To Us, a non-profit organization that helps shop for senior citizens – who are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus, and thus not always able to brave the stores for food.

Leave It To Us took off quickly, and Arundel put together an initial group of volunteers to help shop for the senior citizens – by picking up their grocery or pharmacy order.

With the outbreak of COVID-19 and the subsequent break from school, the Tuscaloosa City Schools system is trying to help students find new ways to learn while they’re away from the classroom. One such way is a reading service known as “Sora” by OverDrive 

Sora is the student reading app, which provides free, 24/7 access to eBooks and audiobooks for grades K-12. The idea, according to Rock Quarry Elementary School librarian Amelia Pilsch, is to engage a student’s mind through reading.  

Senior students in the Tuscaloosa County School System have already participated in virtual graduation ceremonies. Now, they will be able to receive their diplomas during graduation celebrations in person.

The City of Tuscaloosa will host the 2020 Household Hazardous Waste Disposal day on Saturday, June 6 from 8 a.m. until noon at its Public Safety Logistics building located at 3311 Kauloosa Avenue. 

This week's HSWA Pet of the Week is Dezi. Dezi a 4-year old female corgi mix with a long body and short legs. She is fully grown at 26 pounds, proving that good things come in small packages.

The Community Foundation of West Alabama awarded grants to eight area nonprofit groups recently. These grants were funded by the Pelham D. and Anna Brown Endowment Fund and the Community Endowment Fund within the CFWA.

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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