Seven of the area’s most distinguished residents were honored by being inducted into the Tuscaloosa County Civic Hall of Fame on Sept. 20. The 2018 Tuscaloosa County Civic Hall of Fame inductees are (L to R): Jimmy Bank, son of Bert Bank, Harrison Taylor, Jordan Plaster, Yvonne Thomas Wells, Gene “Poodgie” Poole, Ken W. Swindle, and Dr. Malcolm Portera. Each was honored for contributing their unique talents and vision to bettering the Tuscaloosa community in some way.   

The Tuscaloosa County Civic Hall of Fame was born during The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama’s 100th anniversary year in 2000. With this year’s class, 116 citizens have been honored as members of the Hall of Fame. Inductees names will be added to the Civic Hall of Fame monument in Government Plaza.

The count was two and two. Chicago Cub players jeered the New York batter, and fans cheered for a strikeout. It was the fifth inning of Game 3 of the 1932 World Series at Chicago’s Wrigley Field. The next pitch was hit 440 feet and over the fence.  

On Thursday, Oct. 4, NorthRiver Yacht Club hosted its annual Fall Ladies Golf Guest Day. The day was a great success.

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.

Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids. Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help ensure they have a safe holiday.

This most interesting looking dog is Julie, and she's this week's Humane Society of West Alabama's Pet of the Week.

The Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center at DCH Regional Medical Center will host free breast screenings for women who have little or no health insurance during October.

The University of Alabama’s Homecoming Parade will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, followed by the Alabama-Missouri football game, which kicks off at 6 p.m.

When I look at my 9-year-old stepson, long gone are the days of him being stuck to my hip. Now he likes to entertain himself through books, YouTube, Fortnight, and television, and he’ll engage in these activities as much as we allow. 

A stein hoisting competition, a Dachsund Dash, and a tented Biergarten are just some of the events on tap for the inaugural Tuskaloosa Oktoberfest. The event, set for Oct. 6 from noon to 6 p.m., is hosted by 3o1 Bistro and the Tuscaloosa County Park & Recreation Authority. 

It’s that time of year again - time for ghosts, goblins, witches, and plenty of treats. Halloween in Tuscaloosa is always a busy time, and this year is no exception. If you’re looking for some spooky fun, here’s a round-up of some of the best our area has to offer.  

The U.S. Secretary of Education recognized five Alabama schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018 – and one of them is right here in Tuscaloosa.

Forty-two people have been selected for the 2018-19 class of Leadership Tuscaloosa, a nine-month leadership development program.  Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama and the University of Alabama System, the program is designed to make each selected participant more aware of and sensitive to the wide range of needs and opportunities in the community through shared experiences with a cross section of highly capable fellow citizens.

Just in time for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The DCH Foundation is hosting its annual Play Pink events Oct. 9-12. Benefitting The DCH Breast Cancer Fund, this trio of events offers Tuscaloosa community members three different ways to get involved and support the cause. 

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.

Americans at all income levels have experienced the challenges of rebuilding their lives after a disaster or other emergency. In these stressful circumstances, having access to personal financial, insurance, medical, and other records is crucial for starting the process of recovery quickly and efficiently.

A forum to introduce the candidates for the Tuscaloosa County Probate Judge, Tuscaloosa County Tax Assessor, and Tuscaloosa County Circuit Clerk will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Meet Sophie! She is a one-year-old female orange tabby with a lot of love to give - and she's this week's Humane Society of West Alabama's Pet of the Week!

The City of Tuscaloosa will allow citizens to bring their municipal court cases up to date without fear of arrest, jail time or additional fees. The amnesty program will take place 8:30 a.m. to noon Fridays in October, November and December.

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

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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