The DCH Foundation’s Help & Hope Patient Assistance Fund recently received a $2.5 million donation from the estate of Marie “Mollie” Bloodworth, in memory of her husband Clifton C. Bloodworth.

The summer movie season is behind us, the weather will soon cool off (we can hope), and, fortunately for film loves, some great movies are on the way this fall.  

There’s a lot coming out between now and December. Here are some of the highlights, so you can plan your trips to the theater accordingly. 

The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama will honor the 2018 Northport Citizen of the Year during an awards luncheon October 4, at 11:30 a.m. at Five Points Baptist Church.

While the early years of education involve picking out fun, patterned supplies and learning to read, each later year brings a new set of challenges, expectations, and stressors to students. That’s why teachers like Tuscaloosa County High School’s Shatisa Pierce do everything they can to help their students turn their trials into triumphs. 

What do Lexington, Kentucky and Tuscaloosa have in common? A lot, according to Jim Page, president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama. 

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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Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area.  Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.

If you want a dog that will LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you, then Annabel is the one for you. This gorgeous sweetie is this week’s Humane Society of West Alabama Pet of the Week!

The Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre is busy with final rehearsals for its upcoming production of Mary Poppins Jr. This musical will be performed Sept. 28-30 at the Bama Theatre in downtown Tuscaloosa.

As a kindergarten mother, I am so happy to see my Little back in school. Summer was great, there was a good bit of rest to be had, and, boy, was it had, but… I’ve gained back a huge sense of mommy purpose.

Tuscaloosa County Park & Recreation Authority is hosting the 43rd Annual West Alabama Christmas Parade. The parade, which is the areas largest, will be held on Monday, December 3, in downtown Tuscaloosa.

Did someone say cheese? Grilled cheese? Yes. Yes, they did, and it’s on a food truck. On June 1, Cheese Louise made its Tuscaloosa debut, with Lee Decker, Billy Swift, Jon Harris, and James Bates behind the wheel.  

 “A place for everything, and everything in its place.” Nice idea in theory, right? Sometimes it’s hard to find the perfect spot for the things we use daily. And if you’re like me, you may not have a ton of cabinet and closet space, making storage at times a challenge. But that’s okay; it doesn’t all have to be tucked away and out of sight. With the right decorative container – box, bowl, basket, or tray – everything can have a place.  

Hi there! I’m Kathryn, and here are a few creative storage ideas I’ve used in my home that might work for you as well.  

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Miller were walking toward the end of Washington Street, now known as Lurleen B. Wallace Boulevard North in downtown Tuscaloosa. It was Friday evening, September 21, 1900. In the darkness, the 68-year-old Mrs. Miller did not see the edge of a gully that had eaten into the street, and she fell to her death. Later, her husband received a settlement from the City of $2500—equal to about $65,000 over a century later.  

The Junior League of Tuscaloosa (JLT) will host Dinner at Your Door on Thursday, October 4, 2018. This signature fundraiser allows community members to support their local Junior League through the purchase of a dinner for four donated by local restaurants and businesses.

In the past 10 years, the United States has officially declared over 1,000 disasters.  In the Fall of 2017, alone, three major hurricanes – Harvey, Irma and Maria – were estimated to have impacted 25.8 million Americans. And more recently, Hurricane Florence caused major devastation to parts of North and South Carolina.

Chances are, one day you’ll be affected.  Planning now means you’ll have better control of the situation.  Below are six life saving skills to use before disaster strikes.

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.

Each year, The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama honors “civic giants” that have made an impact on the quality, livability, and economic progress of our community. The 2018 Civic Hall of Fame inductees have been announced. The new class will be inducted during a ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Tuscaloosa River Market.

Meet Bella! She is a little over a year old female with a white/tabby coat. This beautiful kitty is this week's Humane Society of West Alabama Pet of the Week!

Theatre Tuscaloosa Academy will hold five workshops this fall for acting, dancing, and house management training.

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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