If you are having trouble getting your child to do something when you ask, try this simple activity/game with your child.  Have him/her to become a member of “The First Time Club.”

This cutie pie is Vesper, and he is ready to find his forever home for the new year! Vesper is this week's Humane Society of West Alabama Pet of the Week.

The Alabama football team will be honored for its College Football Playoff National Championship with a parade beginning at Denny Chimes and a program held on the north steps of Bryant-Denny Stadium at the Walk of Champions on Saturday, Jan. 20.

I don't know if I buy into New Year’s resolutions.  A couple of years ago, I wrote about how most them fail before January 30. In fact, 33 percent of resoluters (is that a word?) admit defeat just from failure to keep track of progress. And 23 percent forget about what they set out to alter in the first place. Approximately 88 percent fail in total. Sort of pointless, huh?

The National Championship Trophy presented by Dr. Pepper, which was awarded to the Alabama Crimson Tide as national college football champions, will be on display at stores in Tuscaloosa this week. Fans will be able to view and have their photo taken with the actual 24k gold trophy that was presented on the field on Monday night.

Jan. 12-14, 2018, promises to be a star-studded weekend as The University of Alabama welcomes celebrities Mary Mary and Danny Glover to campus as part of the annual Realizing the Dream celebration.

Realizing the Dream Through Service to Others is the theme for this year’s events, hosted by UA, Stillman College, Shelton State Community College and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Like many folks, health may be on your mind as you make those New Year’s resolutions. Exercise is often at the top of the list, with hopes and dreams to keep your physical activity as consistent as possible. If you’re anything like me, not only is time a big factor, but so is making sure I’m not getting bored or burned out with my activity of choice. Thankfully though, Tuscaloosa offers quite the bounty of opportunities to keep you active throughout the New Year.

The No. 4-ranked University of Alabama football team defeated No. 3-ranked Georgia, 26-23, on a game-winning 41-yard touchdown pass from freshman Tua Tagovailoa to freshman wide receiver DeVonta Smith Monday night in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

On a warm spring morning, black smoke from the stacks of a riverboat wafted above the edge of River Hill. Teams of sturdy draft horses pulling heavily laden drays and wagons climbed the nearly 100-foot ascent up Market Street (now known as Greensboro Avenue) on their way to Tuscaloosa stores and warehouses. Below at the city wharf, stevedores moved rapidly to simultaneously load and unload a steamer about to embark on the two-day downstream voyage to the port city of Mobile. Crates and barrels of cargo were off-loaded, while hundreds of cotton bales were stacked onboard to begin their journey to distant destinations such as New England, Liverpool, or Le Harve. 

Having trouble disciplining your child?  Try the 3 F’s to help you with discipline. Discipline should be:

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!

With the $800.00 matching grant received by Holy Spirit School art teacher Tricia Schuster from The Arts in Education Fund Community Foundation of West Alabama and with Holy Spirit sponsors Kyser Construction, the Glover family, Elle Emery, Laurie Mitchell, Patrick Coleman and Tricia Schuster, students had the opportunity to complete a “motion and mechanics” project that ties in both art and engineering.

Start your new year with a new companion! This handsome fellow is Jake (but not from State Farm!), and he is this week's Humane Society of West Alabama's Pet of the Week.

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox and Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Mayor Nancy Denson have made a friendly wager for the College Football Playoff National Championship game.

The University of Alabama football team returned to practice field on Wednesday afternoon, working a 75-minute session in shorts and helmets at the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility.

Now that the holidays are over, residents who wish to recycle their Christmas trees and other greenery can do so. The city of Tuscaloosa is accepting and recycling live Christmas trees through Sunday, Jan. 14.  

Getting a handle on finances is a common resolution in the new year. How do you get started?   

The No. 4-ranked University of Alabama football team defeated No. 1-ranked Clemson, 24-6, Monday night in the 84th Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

The Community Foundation of West Alabama has awarded the second annual Elois Zeanah Endowed Scholarship to two local students. Price McGiffert, Jr. of the University of Alabama and Valentyna Trull of Judson College are the 2017 recipients.

Former University of Alabama Athletic Director Bill Battle and his wife, Mary, are co-chairing a campaign to raise approximately $15 million in private donations for the construction of a new Performing Arts Academic Center, located on the former Bryce Hospital property.

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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