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Children are more vulnerable than adults to the effects of cold weather.  Here are a few tips to keep children safe, healthy, and warm this winter.

Beautiful Angel is this week’s Humane Society of West Alabama’s Pet of the Week.

More than 80 members of the Alabama gymnastics program are set to return to campus for a number of events centered around the Crimson Tide’s Friday-night meet against No. 9 Kentucky that gets underway at 7:30 p.m. CT in Coleman Coliseum on the UA campus.

Children need unconditional love. They need to feel safe. When they feel safe, they are more likely to go out into the world and explore. They will be unafraid to take chances, and even mess up a time or two, because they know love will protect, cover and “never fail.”  

Making chocolate truffles typically requires expert knowledge of chocolate. Tempering chocolate, while possible to learn, is a bit of an art. Even chocolatiers fight bloom (where the cocoa butter leaves streaks in the chocolate) when the weather changes, or in times of high heat.  

The City of Tuscaloosa, along with the Alabama Power Service Organization and the Alabama Forestry Commission, are teaming up to give away thousands of tree seedlings next week.

Five Horizons Health Services celebrated with a ribbon cutting February 5, as the organization made its transition official. The former West Alabama AIDS Outreach has added staff and services.

A local effort to help collect books for schools in Alabama’s Black Belt communities is underway. The University of Alabama Center for Economic Development kicked off its “Books for the Black Belt” campaign on Feb. 2. The initiative runs through Feb. 23.  

A capacity crowd of about 700 filled Morgan Auditorium at the University of Alabama. It was Monday evening, February 19, 1968. After watching about an hour of a seemingly pointless and confusing movie, three people appeared on stage. 

Valentine’s Day is on a Wednesday night this year. With soccer practices, church groups, homework, working late, and just general parental exhaustion, going out for Valentine’s Day this year may not be an option. 

Here are some ideas that don’t require a babysitter, much money, or much planning …  

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!

Preventing tooth decay is of the utmost importance, especially in children. Here are five ways you can help prevent kids' tooth decay:

Meet Gabriel – this week’s Humane Society of West Alabama Pet of the Week!

February is the season for love. Love your family by making your home a place that nurtures the best of who you can be – each of you. 

The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama recognized top volunteers for 2017 during its 117th annual celebration, presented on Friday, Jan. 19 by The University of Alabama at the Bryant Conference Center.

Who doesn’t love a romantic dinner with your sweetie on Valentine’s Day? With food appealing to many of our senses, it’s no surprise that our meals can have an aphrodisiac effect. 

If you ask my coworkers, they’ll tell you that there’s something romantic about going out to a special restaurant on the Designated Day of Love.  If I’m being honest, though, the biggest appeal to me is not having to do the dishes after a delicious meal. 

In conjunction with the 2018 Tuscaloosa Regional Air Show, the City of Tuscaloosa will hold a “serving others” photo contest for area high school students. Finalists will be honored at the 2018 pilot’s reception on April 13.

On the second Saturday of February, thousands of chili lovers will flood the Bryant Conference Center for the Exchange Club of Tuscaloosa’s annual Great Tuscaloosa Chili Cookoff to benefit the local community. 

Tuscaloosa resident and Wells Fargo team member Devon Averett received the Patriot Employer Award from the Office of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Nicolas Britto presented the award to Averett during a ceremony held on Jan. 31.

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!

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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