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Each year, The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama honors “civic giants” that have made an impact on the quality, livability, and economic progress of our community. The Civic Hall of Fame was born during The Chamber’s 100th anniversary year in 2000 and is designed to honor exceptional citizens who have made significant, long-term contributions to the overall development of Tuscaloosa County.

Organizations, businesses, and individual citizens submitted nominations for the 2019 class. These were reviewed by a committee and honorees were selected.

The 2019 honorees will be inducted Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Tuscaloosa River Market. There is no cost to attend the event.

Retired United States Marine Corps Colonel Lee Busby has won the special election for Tuscaloosa City Council District 4. Unofficial results show the 62-year-old Busby defeated challengers Frank Fleming and John Earl to take the seat left vacant after former Councilman Matt Calderone stepped down in in July.

Schoolyard Roots, the Tuscaloosa-based nonprofit that brings learning to life through school teaching gardens, is celebrating its new downtown location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception at noon on Oct. 10. The public is invited. The organization is now headquartered at 2709 8th Street near Capitol Park.

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.

The Alabama Small Business Development Center, The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, and the Kentuck Art Center will present the next event in the “Create Tuscaloosa” series on Oct. 24.  It will take place at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center from 5-6 p.m. The event is free, but registration is required.

Holy Spirit School held an annual Pet Blessing on Oct. 4 for the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi who was known for his love of animals. He was canonized a saint by Pope Gregory IX in the year 1228. 

This beautiful lady is Boots, a short-haired tuxedo cat with cute white whiskers. Boots is the Humane Society of West Alabama’s Pet of the Week!

Lots of fun things are happening this month at the Tuscaloosa Public Library - for all ages. Here is the TPL's lineup for the month of October:

When violence happens close to you, you are shaken to the core. It’s extra important to take care of yourself so you can better comfort and protect children. Little ones learn lifetime lessons by watching their parents take care of themselves and build their own resilience.  

A mural designed to raise awareness about Alabama’s environment – particularly the Black Warrior River –  went on display in downtown Tuscaloosa’s Temerson Square on Oct. 1. he students of the spring 2019 Environmental History of the Americas class at The University of Alabama selected the topic and prepared the research in conjunction with Dr. Teresa Cribelli, associate professor of history and a collage artist.

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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