Veterans Memorial Park will be filled with veterans and their families for the annual Veterans Day program on Saturday, Nov. 11. The program, which begins at 10 a.m., is free and open to the public and all branches of the military. 

St. Martin’s Day is a beloved festival in German-speaking countries. And this year, Tuscaloosa is celebrating with a special St. Martin’s Day parade on Thursday, Nov. 9, at Tuscaloosa Academy.

Tuscaloosa’s Tabitha Bostick was awarded the 2017 AAF District 7 Governor’s Award at the American Advertising District 7 Leadership Conference recently held in Tuscaloosa. Top ad professionals from five states cheered Bostick as she was named the recipient of the honored service award.

Soroptimist International of Tuscaloosa is gearing up for its annual fundraiser benefiting the Priority Veteran program. Just in time for Veterans Day, “More Cash, More Cans, and Another Great Band” will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9, at Band of Brothers Brewery beginning at 7 p.m. Soroptimist International of Tuscaloosa will be collecting donations of $5 or five non-perishable canned food items for entry into the event.  

Stillman College will celebrate the 141st anniversary of its founding Nov. 9 – 11. The public is invited to the Nov. 9 convocation and other events that celebrate the theme, "Women Leaders: Charting New Levels of Excellence and Achievement."

Smoke alarms save lives.  Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries.  If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out.

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. And ROLL TIDE!

This beauty is Sandra, a sweet-tempered cat who is approximately 3 years old. Sandra is this week’s Humane Society of West Alabama Pet of the Week!

Full disclosure: I struggled mightily with a topic of conversation for this months’ installment of the award-winning op-ed known as LoO. Okay, maybe not award-winning – but someday? 

The American Red Cross of Shelton State is holding a hurricane relief drive through Friday, Nov. 10. Donations will be included in “comfort kits.” They’ll be delivered to victims of the recent hurricanes.

Members of the Holy Spirit School Bass Fishing Team took second and fourth place in the Joey Harless Memorial Bass Tournament the weekend of October 21.  

Everyone needs a home fire escape plan. When seconds count, you need to be able to get out of your house. Here are some things you can do to put together your own plan.

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. And ROLL TIDE!

In recent months, I’ve discussed the City of Tuscaloosa’s budget and its lackluster revenue growth. One of the byproducts of this anemic growth is not being able to invest in longer-term assets that City departments need to operate.

This super cool looking dog is Buster, and he’s the Humane Society of West Alabama’s pet of the week. Buster is a 10-month to 1-year-old male corgi (or Bassett hound)/terrier mix. Just look at that adorable face!

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

By the time summer rolled around each year, the only things left in my trick-or-treat pillowcase at the base of my closet were a few rolls of Smarties and a bunch of empty wrappers.

Our area offers no shortage of great Halloween events and fall festivals, and this year, Lake Lurleen State Park is getting in on the fun. The “Trick or Treat” event at Lake Lurleen is set for this Saturday, Oct. 28 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

I have recently been introduced to an app called "Nextdoor." It’s a private social network for your own neighborhood. A bit intrusive I thought at first, but then I jumped right in. I can pretty much see the dynamics of every family around me – which I guess means they can see me. 

The City of Tuscaloosa has launched a completely redesigned Tuscaloosa.com website. The new site went online on Wednesday, Oct. 25. According to city officials, the website is much more than a visual overhaul. It focuses on users and what they need – not on how City Hall is departmentally organized.

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