Meet Romeo! This all black male cat is a as sweet as can be - and he's this week's Humane Society of West Alabama's Pet of the Week!

Local organizations and groups are invited to participate in Shelton State’s CONNECT. Formerly known as the College’s “Get on Board Day,” CONNECT is designed to connect students with community resources and organizations. This year’s CONNECT will be held on Wednesday, September 12 on the Martin Campus from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  

How much “stuff” is enough? All families struggle with this simple, yet profound question. In America today, there are always bigger homes, faster cars, and more powerful gadgets to exhaust a budget of any size. But how much should we have? Does there ever come a point in our accumulation of assets, toys, experiences, and bank accounts that we ever say, “I have enough”? 

Theatre Tuscaloosa will hold open auditions for God of Carnage Monday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, September 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Wilson Carr Rehearsal Hall, located off the lobby of the Bean-Brown Theatre on the Martin Campus of Shelton State Community College (9500 Old Greensboro Rd.).

Shortly before Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Justin Ray and his wife were living in New Orleans. While living in such an economically and culturally diverse city, he says he learned that access to a great education shouldn’t be limited to anyone, regardless of socioeconomic status. He brought that mindset with him and used it to become the teacher he feels Tuscaloosa students need to succeed. 

DCH Health System hospitals are among the first in Alabama to use a new infant safety system that digitally scans a baby’s footprints after birth.

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

It was Tuesday evening, and the Tuscaloosa Citizens Cornet Band was playing, when suddenly their practice room filled with fluttering birds. The “affrighted” creatures had been shaken from their roosts in trees outside an open window. All over town people fled outside, fearing their houses would fall. 

Being a parent is a wonderful gift, but sometimes that gift can be overwhelming.  Below are 10 parenting tips for parents with children of all ages to help guide you along the way when times seem hard or if you just need a little help in certain areas.  

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.

This week’s calendar of events is a little thin, but we’re heading into a lovely, relaxing holiday weekend. For those of you heading to Orlando to roll with the Crimson Tide, safe travels - and Rammer Jammer from all of us here at DCL.

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.

While there are dozens of different films at The Sidewalk Film Festival, the average cinephile has only a limited space to see them.  Here are the films that I saw on Sunday, Aug. 27...

The Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama named Jim Page, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, the Chamber Professional of the Year Award.

There is a great deal of talk about “The Best of Birmingham,” but to go to The Sidewalk Film Festival is to see it in action.  Hundreds of people turn up every year to be part of a great community event.  Sidewalk turns 20 years old this year and since its inception in 1998, it has never lost its luster.  It is a gathering of people who want to experience the culture of Birmingham and some great films that won’t likely make it to your local multiplex.

While there are dozens of different films at The Sidewalk Film Festival, the average cinephile has only a limited space to see them.  Here are the films that I saw:

This lover boy is Jax, a 10-month-old (as of 7/18) terrier/shepherd mix. This sweetie is this week's Humane Society of West Alabama Pet of the Week!

The Alabama State Department of Education recently announced that 50 schools statewide would share $1 million to recognize their efforts in showing the most improvement in last year’s 3rd grade reading results. Two Tuscaloosa City Schools, Tuscaloosa Magnet School – Elementary and Verner Elementary, are among them.

Shelton State Community College has named Jason Moore as the College’s Dean of Workforce and Economic Development.

Once a year, it must be done. Don't click away just yet… I promise, it will be worth it.  

If you read this famous column often, then you likely know that I am the director of a local non-profit that serves the Tuscaloosa area. That organization is called the Parents Resource Institute for Drug Education (PRIDE). In short, we do drug prevention, and it’s come a long way since the “Just Say No” days from the 80s. 

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. 

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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