The 20th Annual Sidewalk film Festival commences this weekend, and if you plan to attend, there are a gaggle of great films on the docket this year. Here are five films not to be missed…

It’s a special year for The Sidewalk Moving Film Festival – one of the state’s biggest and best film festivals, and an event that’s certainly worth a road trip from the Tuscaloosa and Northport area to Birmingham. 

Have you ever wanted to walk into a restaurant and feel like you were in someone’s cozy-yet-upscale kitchen? I promise you are not alone. For the residents of Tuscaloosa, Real & Rosemary provides an atmosphere that is fresh, bright, and intentionally comforting.  

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox presented his recommendation for the Fiscal Year 2019 operating budgets at Tuesday night's City Council meeting. The budgets comprise the general fund and the water and sewer fund.

Now that school is starting back, you can draw everyone to the table for a little family time – using what else? Food! If you’re in the mood for a delicious entrée, but you don’t have a ton of time, this salsa Verde chicken is the way to go. And if you’d like to make a great dessert OR a tasty breakfast treat, these mini pecan sticky rolls are sure to please.

This past June, dozens of women from across the state competed for the coveted title of Miss Alabama, but it was Miss Tuscaloosa and former Miss University of Alabama Callie Walker who earned the crown. 

As parents, we learn about the benefits of regular doctor visits, immunizations, physical activity, and proper nutrition. We understand the need for stimulating toys and activities to promote brain development. However, we may overlook the importance of nurturing our children’s emotional development.

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!

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Enjoy your week, T-Town.

For the third consecutive year, the Paul W. Bryant High School Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) program has been designated a Naval Honor School by the Marine Corps Reserve Association.

To engage citizens in the budget planning process, the City of Tuscaloosa invites community members to share their priorities online at Tuscaloosa.com/towardtomorrow.

This lovely lady is Bee Gee, and yes, she is named for the band! She's also this week's Humane Society of West Alabama's Pet of the Week.

The Alabama Department of Athletics announced on Thursday, Aug. 16, its 10-year, $600 million capital initiative, The Crimson Standard, which is designed to comprehensively elevate the student-athlete experience, recruiting efforts and the overall game-day experience for all Crimson Tide fans. The initiative includes major renovations to Bryant-Denny Stadium, Coleman Coliseum, and several other athletic facilities.

As a child, I loved the movie Heavy Weights. And even though I was slim from competitive swimming (the movie is about kids at a “fat camp”), I absolutely wanted to go. Cabin living, swimming in an icky, green-colored lake, and staying awake all night with friends, sneaking sweets we’ve hidden away from the establishment? Yes, please! 

The Bama Art House Film Series Fall 2018 will open on Aug. 28 and will feature five screenings.  A program of The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, this series will feature categories including biography, drama, romance, and comedy.

The Exchange Club of Tuscaloosa Foundation awarded Community Grants to seven local organizations at the Exchange Club’s August 2nd meeting.  

The Foundation has awarded grants annually since 1993. The combined total amount for grants over 25 years is $374,000.

 

Divorce rates tend to spike in the weeks following the Christmas holidays and during August, following the summer vacation season. Have you ever wondered why?

Romance doesn’t come easy in the summer. Whether it's hectic travel or work schedules, kids that seem to be around all the time, or the sweltering Alabama heat, chances are your relationship could use a little TLC. Here’s just a few ways you and your partner can relax, refresh, and recharge this month.

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.

Whining can be like nails on a chalkboard. Here’s why whining happens—and how you can help. 

Talk about someone who doesn’t act their age! Miss Bella is a super dog in great shape for her age. And she’s this week’s Humane Society of West Alabama Pet of the Week!

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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