Having a family bedtime routine planned by both the child and parent can help bring a calm end to your day. Here are some ideas to help you establish a bedtime routine at your home.

Amy Turner's first grade class and Jonathan Loper's high school service learning elective class “For the Love of God's Creation” are partnering to share in the joy of gardening and service as they spend time together in Jeremiah's Garden, the community garden of Holy Spirit Parish.  

The University of Alabama football team's fall camp is down to a short polish-up session set for Thursday, and then it's officially time for the No. 1 Crimson Tide to take the field for the first time on Saturday as it opens the 2016 season against Southern Cal at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Offensive strategy. Defensive formations. Special teams’ breakdowns. We could talk for hours about game plans, pass coverage, containment, spread offenses, coaching philosophy, out of conference scheduling, playoffs, and home field advantages.

But what fun is that? That’s what every football analyst does. 

No sir. Not this column. This is the important stuff. This is where we get into the nitty-gritty of what it’s all about.

The University of Alabama has established a new tailgating area for home football games – one that it says will combine “all of the fun of game day with an atmosphere conducive for families.”

The Main library of the Tuscaloosa Public Library is now circulating 20 mobile Wi-Fi HotSpot devices to TPL cardholders, 21 years of age or older, that will allow internet access anywhere there is cell service. The Hotspots let patrons link a mobile device like a smartphone, laptop, iPad or tablet, for access to the Internet. A single Hotspot can provide Wi‐Fi Internet access for up to 10 devices.

The college football magazines have all been read, the various polls and watch lists have all been announced and a long, dry summer of waiting for the sport to return is finally, mercifully, over.  

Most importantly for Nick Saban's University of Alabama football team, a fall camp which Saban, the 10th-year Crimson Tide head coach, has called a very productive one is now complete, and game time has arrived for the defending Southeastern Conference champions and the reigning College Football Playoff national champs.  

Feed Your Brain

31 Aug 2016

By Mary Martin Nordness

For centuries, consumers have known that what they eat and how much can play a role in their health, but only until recently have studies shown that food also may play a role in keeping our brains healthy. While most Americans consider brain health the second most important component in maintaining a healthy lifestyle - right after heart health - they often have no idea they can help to fight off cognitive decline with better nutrition. And with 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 each day, and Americans living longer, it’s more important than ever to know the steps to protect your brain health.

Pretty Peppy is this week’s HSWA Pet of the Week. She is a two to three-year-old female Border Collie/terrier mix.  She has a sleek black and white coat and a lean build, weighing around 43 pounds (and this is full grown and in good shape).

JamisonMoneyFarmer PC (“JMF”) Executive Board Chairman, Carl T. Jamison, announced that Scott Goldsmith has been elected President and Managing Shareholder of the CPA firm and will assume the position on September 1, 2016. In making the announcement Jamison said, “This is the culmination of a leadership succession process we began two years ago and we are excited about the firm’s future as we transition to the next generation of firm management and leadership.”

Kim Hodge begins every school year by reading and discussing the lessons in two books, “7 Habits of Happy Kids” and “How Full is Your Bucket?”  

The Tuscaloosa International Friends sponsored an “International Welcome Party” for foreign students at the University of Alabama and their sponsors. The event was held on Aug. 28 at Calvary Baptist Church. Over 200 students and sponsors attended the welcome party.

The Community Foundation of West Alabama has established a permanently endowed scholarship in memory of Elois Zeanah.  Elois is memorable for her vision, passionate public leadership and personal contributions to the citizens of the state of Alabama, the Republican Party, the Alabama Federation of Women and the National Federation of Republican Women.

Say how much you enjoy reading together

Tell your child how much you enjoy reading with him or her. Talk about "story time" as the favorite part of your day. Snuggle up close as you read so your child will associate reading with a warm, loving feeling.

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. And ROLL TIDE!

Two local startup businesses, Ugo Convenience Delivery and SWJ Breilmann, celebrated graduation from The Edge Thursday, completing the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation’s incubation program.

As part of the ongoing relief efforts surrounding the flooding in Louisiana, Alabama gymnastics coach Dana Duckworth, ReadBAMARead and Two Men and a Truck are combining for a donation drive on from through Wednesday, Aug. 31.

Each month, Druid City Living brings you all the best in business happenings throughout the Tuscaloosa and Northport areas. From new business openings to special milestone anniversaries, read on to find out more.

The World Heritage Student Exchange Program is seeking local host families for high school students from over 30 countries. If you’ve ever been interested in becoming an exchange host family, this is an opportune time do become one.

At the annual Chamber in Session: State of the Community event, local officials focused on their efforts to move the community forward through collaborative efforts.

Speaking in a conversational panel style format moderated by JamisonMoneyFarmer PC’s Carl Jamison, who currently serves as the Chairman of the Chamber’s Public Affairs Council, Tuscaloosa County Probate Judge Hardy McCollum, Northport Mayor Bobby Herndon and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox spoke on the successes that cooperation has allowed the separate entities in West Alabama to achieve.

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