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Here’s wishing all our Druid City Living readers a great week, filled with all kinds of outstanding local events. Remember to get out, get involved, and above all: have fun.

And remember: If you’d like to have your event added to our online weekly calendar, just email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We’re happy to add anything you’d like to announce.

Enjoy your week, T-Town!

Physical activity is important during every stage of life, even infancy. For example, activity can encourage rolling over, crawling, and walking, as well as cognitive development. And, it can lead to a preference for active play.

At its March 14 meeting at Indian Hills Country Club, the Exchange Club of Tuscaloosa recognized winners of its essay contest.  Fourth graders from five elementary schools submitted essays on “What America means to me.” Each winner received a certificate and a cash prize.
Cute, cute, cute! That's Miss Mixie. This beauty is the Humane Society of West Alabama Pet of the Week!

I was lucky enough to take several local students to camp this summer in Georgia. Most of these girls went to different schools and had not met before piling in my van and leaving for camp. We watched movies, laughed, and tried to bond during the four-hour adventure to the middle of nowhere in central Georgia.  

The City of Tuscaloosa is hoping to showcase the arts throughout the downtown community with the help of a newly formed Public Art Committee. 

The City Council recently passed a proposal for the committee and guidelines for the usage of public art. According to the proposal, the committee will manage the “selection, placement, maintenance, relocation, and deaccessioning” of public art in Tuscaloosa. The committee will have eight representatives from the arts community, business community, and the City of Tuscaloosa. 

Every human being has a deep-seated need for affirmation. We need to feel that we belong, that we are valuable, and that we contribute something meaningful to the lives of others. That is what makes encouragement such a powerful force in helping bond friendships, marriages, families, and even our relationships with co-workers, neighbors, and others we encounter.   

One of my favorite accessories in any room is a pretty little foot stool. Small stools look neat tucked away under a table or positioned at the end of a sofa or loveseat, holding books and magazines. I recently found one at Skyland Antique Mall and gave it some new life. It turned out better than I thought it would, and it’s probably one of my favorite DIY projects of last year.  

Last fall, Theatre Tuscaloosa requested original script submissions from Alabama natives and/or current Alabama residents from which to select One Acts to bring to SecondStage to perform in celebration of World Theatre Day and Alabama’s Bicentennial. Theatre Tuscaloosa has selected seven scripts to turn into production and present at the end of March. A Festival of One Acts, which opens on March 27 – World Theatre Day – will celebrate Alabama’s Bicentennial with a variety of plays that all have subjects related to Alabama over the last 200 years.  

Looking for new ways to help your young child become a better eater? How about putting them to work in the kitchen?

Here’s wishing all our Druid City Living readers a great week, filled with all kinds of outstanding local events. Remember to get out, get involved, and above all: have fun.

And remember: If you’d like to have your event added to our online weekly calendar, just email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We’re happy to add anything you’d like to announce.

Enjoy your week, T-Town!

Callie, almost two years old, will melt your heart in an instant. This stunning cat is this week's Humane Society of West Alabama Pet of the Week!

I was headed to school recently, and for the first time in a while, I realized I wasn’t rushing during my half-hour commute to collect my son. You see, I like to ensure that Im in the pickup line before the principal conducts her mandatory inspection of the “on time” parents before sending out the children whom she knows matches the vehicles in line. My child will not be the one traumatized by being the last kiddo picked up from school.  

What caused me to slow down?  

Hannah Brown of Northport is the new bachelorette on ABC’s hit show. The announcement was made on the Tuesday, March 12 episode of After the Final Rose as the network’s latest Bachelor season wrapped up.

Every couple, it seems, has this discussion: Where do you want to eat tonight? We’re all after the best place to enjoy a great meal. As one of the newest eateries in Tuscaloosa, Half Shell Oyster House is a strong contender.  

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox has proposed a 1-cent increase in sales tax for a plan he calls “Elevate Tuscaloosa.” 

If approved, Maddox’s proposal would bring the city’s sales tax up to 10 percent. Maddox said the 1-cent sales tax increase, which will occur over the next three decades, could generate as much a $250 million in funding for education, recreation, and transportation. 

It was mid-winter, 1892, and an illness known as lagrippe was exacting a grim toll in the Tuscaloosa area. The term “lagrippe derives from an old French verb meaning to seize or grasp and was then used to describe what is now called influenza, or simply, “flu.” 

When abolitionist, dress reformer, and suffragette Dr. Mary Edwards Walker first strode onto a battlefield with her surgeon’s bag in 1862, it was as a civilian volunteer who had been denied official Union Army enlistment again and again. By the end of 1865, she was the only woman ever awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Shelton State Community College’s Bass Fishing Sports Club is making the sport’s inaugural year at the College a success.  The team is currently ranked 11th in the nation.

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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