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This week offers plenty of great opportunities to get out and enjoy all that our great city has to offer. These are just a few of them – 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!

Apples for Education Competition: July 5-9, Chick-fil-A North (Northport) and South (Tuscaloosa). Residents can donate $1 to put their name on a green apple benefitting the Tuscaloosa Backpack Coalition’s annual backpack outreach for Tuscaloosa City and County students. The Chick-fil-A with the most donated apples wins!  

Bama Art House Films Presents “The Lobster”: July 5, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $8 general, $7 for students and seniors, $6 for Arts Council members. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (205) 758-5195 or visit bamatheatre.org. 

Kentuck Art Night: Thursday, July 7, 5 to 8 p.m. Downtown Northport. This monthly event, which is free to the public, features the opening and artists’ reception for “Wish You Were Here Again,” Kentuck’s Second Community Postcard Show. Enjoy pop-up shops, artist demonstrations and live music presented by The Matt Herren Band. For more information, visit kentuck.org/art-night. 

The Green Scene Movie “Monsters Inc.”: July 8, 1 p.m. City of Tuscaloosa’s Environmental Services Department, Richard A. Curry Jr. Complex. TES is hosting this free kids’ movie series, which includes a free bag of popcorn and refreshments provided by Coca-Cola. Adults must accompany children under 16; guests are asked to limit to five children per supervising adult. For more information, contact Tuscaloosa 311 or call the Environmental Services Department at 205-248-4900.

If you’re looking for a great way to beat the heat with the kids and enjoy some fun movie time, the City of Tuscaloosa’s Environmental Services Department has a solution. “The Green Scene” indoor summer movie series starts on Friday, July 1, at the Richard A. Curry Jr. Complex. Movies will be shown each Friday afternoon through July 22.

It’s summer and for many, this means it’s the perfect time to buy a home. If you’re thinking about buying a new home, it’s important to know your numbers – and not just the numbers in your budget.

The 2016 Advantage Realty Neptune Cup is in the books. The sixth annual tournament was held at the NorthRiver Yacht Club Tennis Center June 13-19. All total, 96 players occupied 120 spaces in the week-long tournament. 24 players played both singles and doubles matches throughout the week.

After a long negotiation process, the Tuscaloosa City Council on Tuesday approved legislation allowing the ride sharing service Uber to operate within the city limits. Shortly after the meeting, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox indicated he would sign the measure into law on Wednesday, June 29.

University of Alabama Athletic Director Bill Battle is taking a leave of absence as he undergoes treatment for multiple myeloma, a form of cancer. UA announced on Tuesday, June 21 that Battle has been dealing with the condition “privately” for more than two years. He is expected to be out of the office for a few weeks, but will remain in daily contact with senior athletics officials.

The 74-year-old Battle will undergo a stem cell transplant at Emory University in Atlanta. In a statement, UA said Battle “is in excellent health and his condition is not considered life-threatening.” Dr. Sagar Lonial, who is supervising the transplant, said Battle’s disease is in “a good partial remission,” adding that the stem cell procedure is the “next step” of treatment. “We anticipate his response and outcome will be outstanding and I fully expect to see him back on the sidelines in the fall, cheering Alabama on.”

"In the spring of 2014, I was diagnosed with a treatable form of cancer," Battle said. "Subsequent to that diagnosis my wife, Mary, and I visited with doctors at The University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center; University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas; the Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa; and the Winship Cancer Institute to determine the best treatment options. I am very comfortable with the diagnosis and treatment plan. I am looking forward to getting this behind me and continuing my active lifestyle, as well as continuing to lead our Athletics Department. My experience has made it clear to me that cancer can be a treatable disease that can be dealt with while maintaining a high quality of life."

“This is a great example of early detection as the result of regular medical check-ups,” said University of Alabama President Dr. Stuart Bell. “We are glad he is undergoing this, being thorough and following the best medical recommendations.”

In August of 2015, Battle began the first of three courses of chemotherapy at Manderson Cancer Center in Tuscaloosa under the care of Dr. David Hinton. That treatment put the cancer into what is presently described by his doctors as a good partial remission.

This week’s Druid City Living Business Spotlight is on DCH Health System Corporate Director of Marketing and Communication Brad Fisher. Our thanks to Mr. Fisher for taking the time to answer our questions, and for revealing some really interesting things about himself.

Thanks, Brad!

Druid City Living recently talked with Nathan Park, the executive director of Trade Partner Exchange, a trade/barter organization that is expanding into Tuscaloosa. Park is in this week’s DCL Business Spotlight. Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with us.

This week’s Druid City Living Business Spotlight is squarely on Capstone Bank President and CEO Robert W. Kuhn, Jr. Our sincere thanks to Mr. Kuhn for taking the time to answer our pressing questions, and revealing some incredibly interesting things about himself. It is our hope that everyone in our community will get to know him just a little better. Thanks, Robert! 

Community Service Programs of West Alabama administers a number of hugely important area services, including the Meals on Wheels program – which provides a nutritious meal, companionship and a watchful eye on the disabled population in our area.

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

 

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