The holidays are quickly approaching.  During this time, some families travel to be with extended family members.  Here are a few tips to help you travel with ease with your small children.

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!

The University of Mississippi’s Special Olympics College Unified football team defeated The University of Alabama 51-27 Sunday at the UA Rec fields.

Alabama’s loss evened the series at 1-1 ahead of next Sunday’s “Unified Iron Bowl” against Auburn’s Special Olympics College team.

Miss Lilly is a 5-year-old female terrier/hound mix. This adorable dog has quite a story, and she is this week’s Humane Society of West Alabama Pet of the Week.

No doubt, most of you are busily prepping for the Thanksgiving holiday. Same here. And while the Big Turkey Day Meal is important, it’s also important to feed everyone for the rest of the month. Need a great appetizer to whip up in a flash for those drop-by guests? This easy pizza dip is a perfect solution. And these almond cranberry citrus muffins are a great addition to any Thanksgiving holiday breakfast.  

Have a great Thanksgiving, and as always, bon appétit! 

The 2017 Chamber in Session: State of the Economy, a sold-out event held November 1 at Hotel Capstone, kicked off with elected officials and community leaders signing an economic development partnership that will help direct economic and workforce development efforts in the future.

It’s no secret the biggest rivalry in the state of Alabama exists on and off the football field. However, every year students from both Auburn University and The University of Alabama partner with their local communities to use that rivalry for a good cause.

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.

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!

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!

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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