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How can you resist that scruffy face? This is Jewel, a 2-3-year-old Schnauzer/terrier mix, and that is just a guess. Jewel is this week’s Humane Society of West Alabama’s Pet of the Week.

Confronting teenagers can be difficult, to say the least. Working with teens has taught me a great deal when it comes to conflict resolution. Tough topics come up, like drinking, drug use, lying, stealing, and sexting. Yes, I just said sexting. These are all real concerns that we cannot turn a blind eye to 

Since 2007, the Mayor’s Cup has raised almost a quarter of a million dollars to benefit the young children of our state. A campaign that began with the election of Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, the Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative aims to accomplish just that.

A teacher plays a crucial, influential role in every one of their students’ lives. Great teachers, like Nikki Cabler, don’t take that responsibility lightly.  

If you’ve driven down Rice Mine Road anytime recently, chances are, you’ve noticed quite the boom of businesses within The Village at Northbank development. If heading to the Village for the tasty creations of Urban Cookhouse wasn’t enough, the retail area now boasts its newest resident, True40 Fitness Studio.  

Tickets are now on sale for The Tuscaloosa Regional Air Show pilot’s reception.

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!

The City of Tuscaloosa will once again host musical acts in Government Plaza every Friday night in June and July as part of its fourth annual Live at the Plaza concert series.

The No. 9-seeded Alabama men’s basketball team edged No. 8 seed Virginia Tech, 86-83, in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at PPG Paints Arena on Thursday night.

High school musicians from throughout West Alabama will perform and learn from one of the nation’s leading jazz educators during the inaugural West Alabama High School Jazz Festival on March 24 at Shelton State’s Martin Campus.  Held in the Bean-Brown Theatre, the festival is free and open to the public. 

I have never in my life been so excited to see daffodils and yellow hyacinth making a splash against the dull, brown terrain, or been as sick of cold weather as I have this year.

I am seeing signs of life. Small buds pushing their way through the dark, rich earth.  

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Tuscaloosa’s Turning Point is raising awareness. On April 5, a special Glow Walk will be held at Snow Hinton Park.

The year 1744 was eventful. On March 31, a formal declaration pulled England into the War of Austrian Succession—known in the American colonies as King George’s War. Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius, inventor of the centigrade thermometer, died. Abigail Smith Adams, the second First Lady of the United States, was born in Massachusetts. Colonial Georgia struggled for its existence, while Mobile, the former capital of French colonial Louisiana, had become a military outpost and major center for trade with the Indians. In the wilderness that would become West Alabama, a red seed had fallen to the forest floor and germinated. It sank its roots and tentatively sent up a sprout with large, shiny leaves.

Anytime I’m educating a large group of people about nutrition, I love to go around the room and ask what everyone’s favorite food is. When the tables are turned on me, I respond that my favorite food is pizza, hands down 

Jordan Plaster will serve as the United Way of West Alabama’s (UWWA) 2018 Campaign Chairman. In this influential volunteer role, Plaster will lead fundraising efforts, oversee the campaign cabinet and a broad network of United Way champions, and incite fellow community leaders to provide crucial financial support for UWWA’s 26 partner agencies across West Alabama.

The University of Alabama men's basketball team is returning to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2012, and first time under head coach Avery Johnson, and will face Virginia Tech on Thursday, March 15 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

It’s National Nutrition Month, and Community Services Programs of West Alabama is focusing on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. 

Happy Spring Break, Tuscaloosa! As with each spring break, the calendar gets a little on the thin side. That doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to do, though. Get outside, enjoy spending time with your kiddos, 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!

This gorgeous feline is Irvin, and he is this week's Humane Society of West Alabama's Pet of the Week!

If you’ve never had the chance to participate or watch teams of people attempt to pull a 44,000-pound fire truck, now’s your chance. On Saturday, March 24, teams of 10 people will compete to see who can pull a Tuscaloosa Fire Truck a length of 50 feet. Trophies will be awarded in four categories: fastest pull, slowest pull, most enthusiastic and the team that raises the most money for The Arc.

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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