Meet Markie. This one-year-old male terrier/shepherd mix is this week’s Humane Society of West Alabama Pet of the Week!

When I was in junior high, I used to set an alarm for 1 a.m.  Why?  My brother was a senior in high school, and that was usually when he came home on the weekends.  I would wake up a few minutes before his curfew and turn the television on.  I made sure it looked like I’d been up all along.  Why did I go to all this trouble?  This was the only time my brother and I really hung out.  After all, he was a senior, a star baseball player, and he had a beautiful girlfriend.  If I wanted any time to have him to myself, I had to make an effort.   

On Thursday, Oct. 18, FOCUS On Recovery hosted its largest annual fundraising event. This year, the gala was themed “An Evening of Art Focused on Recovery” – and it included a silent auction featuring an array of original art works from various local artists as well as FOCUS residents.

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

The Alabama Social Work Hall of Fame will posthumously honor a former University of Alabama faculty member during a ceremony Friday, Nov. 2. Dr. Kathleen (Kathy) Bolland, who worked at UA in various capacities from 1985 until her death in 2015, is the lone 2018 inductee into the Alabama Social Work Hall of Fame.

Junior Achievement (JA) of Tuscaloosa County announced that Gary Nichols of McAbee Construction has been selected from more than 248,000 U.S. volunteers to earn the organization’s premier award for volunteerism, the Bronze Leadership Award.

I usually play it safe when it comes to decorating my home, but every now and then, I see inspiring ideas that make me wander off the beaten path and try something a touch out of the ordinary. The basket wall in our breakfast room came about in just this way.  

Hi there! I’m Kathryn from the blog Woodbank Lane, and here’s an easy, inexpensive, and interesting alternative to pictures or mirrors for your walls – baskets. 

Theatre Tuscaloosa will host the Alabama Conference of Theatre’s annual Community Theatre Festival (ACTFest) November 2-4 in the Bean-Brown Theatre on the Martin Campus of Shelton State Community College (9500 Old Greensboro Rd).

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.

Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids. Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help ensure they have a safe holiday.

Christ Episcopal Church in Tuscaloosa will present an All Saints’ Day Choral Evensong on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 6:00 p.m. The evensong will remember and honor those who have died, especially those who died during the past year. Their names will be read during the service.

Tux, one of our best, is still available for adoption! This beautiful cat is amazing, and he's this week's Humane Society of West Alabama's Pet of the Week!

Live music, craft beer, catered food…the 4th annual “Putting the Pub in Public Radio” has everything you need to enjoy a fall weekend in Tuscaloosa.

Sponsored by the Board of the Friends of WUAL, the event will take place 2 to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Druid City Brewing Company, in the Parkview Plaza shopping center.

Alabama Athletics’ clear bag policy, which has been used at Bryant-Denny Stadium since the 2016 season, will now be implemented at all home ticketed sporting events, beginning with the men’s basketball regular season opener Nov. 6.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and two agencies in Tuscaloosa tackle the needs of domestic violence victims here in our community.  

The 25th annual Beat Auburn, Beat Hunger food drive kicked off Monday, Oct. 1, at The University of Alabama and will run through Nov. 15. The drive collects food donations for the West Alabama Food Bank.

Fall is most certainly in the air now, and on that note, I thought I’d give y’all one of my favorite Italian recipes – one that everyone should love. And to finish off a great dinner at home? How about a blueberry lemon cake? Have a great October, everyone, and as always, Bon Appetit!  

Last month, my sister-in-law had a car accident. It was not her fault, as she was simply cruising a straight road, innocently (albeit, dreadfully) headed to work on a Monday morning. But other than to law enforcement and the insurance companies, the person who was at fault really didn't matter. All three of the people involved were hurt, one of which was serious. 

It’s that time of year again - time for ghosts, goblins, witches, and plenty of treats. Halloween in Tuscaloosa is always a busy time, and this year is no exception. If you’re looking for some spooky fun, here’s a round-up of some of the best our area has to offer.

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.

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