“Among the most sacred gifts you can give your child is the gift of health…”

--- Dr. Rand Olson

Every parent wants a healthy child. Below are some tips to take to insure the health of your child is grand. 

Several local teachers recently received funding as part of the Education Grant Cycle of the Community Foundation of West Alabama.

The mission of the local Community Foundation is to promote charitable giving for present and future generations.  The CFWA along with the Reese Phifer Memorial Foundation is a strong supporter of education.

Governor Kay Ivey has reappointed Jim Page, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, to the Board of Directors of the Alabama Partnership for Children.

The 7th Annual Schoolyard Roots Garden Party will be held on Nov. 11 at the Tuscaloosa River Market. From 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., attendees can sample fresh, delicious food from 18 local farmers, 16 restaurants, and three breweries. Local musicians will provide live music, and guests can bid on art provided by local artists.  

The University of Alabama’s Homecoming Parade will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, followed by the Alabama-Missouri football game, which kicks off at 6 p.m.

What do Lexington, Kentucky and Tuscaloosa have in common? A lot, according to Jim Page, president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama. 

Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area.  Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.

Children’s of Alabama honored The University of Alabama Dance Marathon program today for donating more than $1 million to the hospital over a seven-year period by presenting the organization with a recognition plaque on the Pillars of the Community display in the hospital.

In the past 10 years, the United States has officially declared over 1,000 disasters.  In the Fall of 2017, alone, three major hurricanes – Harvey, Irma and Maria – were estimated to have impacted 25.8 million Americans. And more recently, Hurricane Florence caused major devastation to parts of North and South Carolina.

Chances are, one day you’ll be affected.  Planning now means you’ll have better control of the situation.  Below are six life saving skills to use before disaster strikes.

If you’d like to try out some great food trucks in the Tuscaloosa area, now’s your chance – and for a great cause. This Thursday, Sept. 13, the United on the Plaza food truck benefit will be held. Proceeds from this lunchtime event benefit the United Way of West Alabama.

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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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