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For those of us parents who tend to work often, relying on Friday and Monday holidays to extend the normal 48 hours of relaxation and summer sun and fun with our kiddos, we sometimes have to become creative with the ways we entertain our little ones. This is especially true if beach vacations and road trips aren't in the immediate future.

The 10th annual Nick's Kids Foundation luncheon was held Wednesday in The North Zone at Bryant-Denny Stadium where checks totaling $475,000 were presented to 150 local and state non-profit organizations. Since Nick and Terry Saban arrived in Tuscaloosa in 2007, approximately $5.5 million has been given to more than 250 deserving charities and organizations throughout the state and surrounding areas.

This week, students in the UA Fringe course taught by associate professor Sarah Barry and her husband Mark Barry, will travel to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland, to perform in their first major dance performance on a world stage.

The University of Alabama football team's annual Fan Day is set for this Sunday, Aug. 7. Fan Day is always a great opportunity for Tide faithful to get autographs from players and from Nick Saban. Here are all of the specifics:

Tuscaloosa has a new flea market, and it’s growing. T-Town Trade Daze began back in June, with a gathering of nearly 50 vendors selling wares over a two-day weekend at the Old Farmer’s Market location by the Black Warrior River. The inaugural event was so successful, organizers decided to do it again.

The League of Women Voters of Greater Tuscaloosa announces a candidate forum which will be held before the Northport election.

By Amy Materson

“This is one of the best accomplishments we’ve ever achieved for Hale County. Period.”

Osie Pickens doesn’t mince words when discussing the $7 million investment in the Hale County College and Career Academy in Greensboro. The Hale County Board of Education Superintendent knows the facility will provide students with opportunities never available in the area before.

The Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday for Alabama is fast approaching, and the cities of Tuscaloosa and Northport, along with Tuscaloosa County, are all participating. The sales tax holiday is set for this weekend, Aug. 5-7, offering a much-needed break for parents and students as they prepare to go back to school in coming weeks.

Kentuck Art Night is a monthly premiere event in our area, offering up some great entertainment, lively demonstrations and, of course, outstanding art.

PRIDE of Tuscaloosa has put together an online survey for the Tuscaloosa community, to gauge residents’ views on drug use and perception in the area.

Lake Tuscaloosa Living (LTL) is the premier community newspaper, covering the great people, places and activities of the area.

 

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