The annual Tinsel Trail is certainly one of the most beautiful, eye-catching, and festive aspects of Tuscaloosa’s holiday celebrations. Hundreds of brightly decorated, live Christmas trees line the Tuscaloosa Riverwalk and the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.  

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, wide receiver Jerry Jeudy, and defensive lineman Quinnen Williams were presented with individual national awards on Thursday night, Dec. 6, at the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show, which took place at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

In case you missed it, news broke in November that the City of Tuscaloosa was spending approximately $56,000 on Christmas decorations this year. I subsequently got some emails from some concerned citizens voicing their frustrations (like I can do anything about it).  

University of Alabama researchers are seeking youth participants for a theater-based autism spectrum disorder study cohort to begin in January 2019.

Have you ever been to the realms of Mother Goose Land, Spider Forest, or Toyland? Your chance to visit these magical places will be here soon as Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre brings Babes in Toyland to the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa Dec. 7-9.  

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has been named one of three finalists for the Heisman Trophy, the Heisman Trust announced Monday.

Governor Kay Ivey has reappointed Jim Page, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, to the Board of Directors of the Alabama Partnership for Children.

Too often, accidents involving children and toys occur and may result in eye injuries. Each year, thousands of children age 14 and younger suffered serious eye injuries, even blindness, from toys. There are three important ways you can protect your child's eyes from injuries while playing with toys...

The weather has finally turned colder, which means, among other things, that the holiday season has arrived. Folks vary in what gets them in the Christmas spirit, but with that spirit comes anticipation of events that only come around during this time of year. Dickens Downtown is one such event.  

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

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 Meet Lovey, a true natural designer dog. This beauty is this week's Humane Society of West Alabama's Pet of the Week!

PARA’s West Alabama Christmas Parade is set to roll on Dec. 3, kicking off the holiday season for area residents. This year’s parade, with its theme “Festival of Lights,” begins at 6:30 p.m., moving along Greensboro Avenue and University Boulevard, where thousands of Tuscaloosa residents will gather to watch.

On a recent Wednesday night, a youth pastor friend invited me to sit on a panel to answer questions posed by his youth group. The panel was made up of parents who had survived the teenage years with their own kids. They hoped to impart a nugget or two of knowledge to teens who were working hard to “raise their own parents.” 

USA Triathlon has named Tuscaloosa as the host city for the 2020-21 USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships. The city, a longtime host of USA Triathlon National Championship events and other premier triathlon competitions, will welcome the nation’s best run-bike-run athletes as they compete for national titles in three events.

The Tuscaloosa City Council recently voted to make the city’s Downtown Entertainment District a part of every weekend, instead of it only being in effect on a limited basis. 

Druid City Living always wants to recognize our great local businesses. To the new businesses - welcome to town! Remember: Shop local. 

Cheerleaders yelled. Hair stylists coifed. Masseuses massaged, and motivational speakers encouraged. It was part pep-rally, part pampering, and totally purposeful. This year’s Just For You Day, which celebrates cancer survivors, was held Sept. 27 at the Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center at DCH Regional Medical Center. 

An Evening of Arts ‘n Autism, an annual event benefiting Arts ‘n Autism, will be held this Thursday, Nov. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Harrison Galleries at 2315 University Blvd. in downtown Tuscaloosa.

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

As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. They learn more from you at home and in their preschool years than they will any other time in their life. How your child grows and develops in these years will affect their later development in life.

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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