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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.

Temporary Emergency Services (TES) was named the 2016 Homer Butler Jr. Agency of the Year during the United Way of West Alabama’s (UWWA) campaign kickoff luncheon at the Bryant Conference Center. Karen Thompson, Executive Director of TES, accepted the award on behalf of her staff, volunteers and board members.

Northport residents went to the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 23, to vote for mayor and five city council seats. When polls closed at 7 p.m., unofficial results began coming in (votes will be canvassed on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at a special city council meeting).

If you’re looking for a bargain, get ready: The annual Buy for Rise charity fundraiser starts on Friday. Each year, area merchants donate high-end items to the University of Alabama Rise School. The school then offers shoppers deep discounts on the merchandise.

Tuscaloosa’s third annual Alabama Veteran’s Reunion will take place from Friday, August 26 through Saturday, August 27. 

On Friday, a public forum for MyVA Community will be held at the River Market from 4:30 to 6 p.m. followed by a reception until 8 p.m. The Veterans Appreciation Festival and Dinner will be held on Saturday. The festival will take place at the Tuscaloosa VA grounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The formal dinner will take place at the NorthRiver Yacht Club starting at 5 p.m. 

If you remember watching Star Trek the first time it ran on your pre-digital TV, or playing Twister until it hurt, or absolutely delighting in the newest baby care product, Pampers, then you remember 1966. 

That same year, one of Tuscaloosa’s oldest historic buildings, the Old Tavern, was moved from the area between what are now the two downtown bridges, to its present location at the end of University Blvd. at Capitol Park. It is also the year the Tuscaloosa County Preservation Society became the recognized local entity to advocate for historic preservation, thanks to the culmination of the work and determination of the then Tuscaloosa Historic Society. 

Hospice of West Alabama’s annual Casino Night will take place this Friday, August 26 at NorthRiver Yacht Club from 6 to 9 p.m. The Casino Night’s theme, Casino Cabaret will feature games such as poker, roulette, craps, blackjack, Texas Hold’em and slot machines. 

Experts believe that reading to your child every day is one of the most important things parents and other adults can do.  Here are ideas for using this reading time to build your young child’s literacy skills while keeping it fun for both of you.

Northport residents will vote on Tuesday, Aug. 23, for mayor and all five city council seats. Polls on election day will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Hi, DCL readers! Here’s hoping you all have a wonderful week. And if you are looking for some fun and interesting things to do, this calendar is loaded with tons of great events, from the Alabama Veterans Reunion to Hospice of West Alabama’s Cabaret Night to Belk’s big Engagement Party on Saturday. You can also take a special tour of the UA Arboretum this weekend. And Northport residents, don't forget: Municipal elections are Tuesday, Aug. 23. All the details are below.

To summarize: This is a huge week of events in Tuscaloosa and in Northport. Whatever you decide to do, have a blast.

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.

Northport Municipal Elections 2016: Aug. 23. Polls will be open in each of the five Council Districts from 7:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m. For more information, click here.

Bama Art House Films Presents “Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words”: Aug. 23, 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, visit bamatheatre.org.

Alabama All Veterans & Family Reunion: Aug. 26-28, Tuscaloosa. The third-annual event features a special public forum for My VA Community and a reception at the Tuscaloosa River Market, a Veterans Appreciation Festival at the Tuscaloosa VA and an Appreciation Dinner at NorthRiver Yacht Club. Most events are free; Individual tickets for the Aug. 27 appreciation dinner are $35/person or $60/couple. For more information or to register, visit alabamaveteransreunion.com. 

After the April 27, 2011, tornado, our goal was to build back stronger, safer and smarter. The Gateway Innovation and Discovery Center exceeds these three facets. In fact, I was impressed at every step of this building and development process, and was blown away with the final product. 

It is now two weeks before Nick Saban's Alabama football team, the reigning SEC and College Football Playoff national champions, opens up the 2016 season against the Southern Cal Trojans in Arlington, Texas.

The 3rd Annual “Putting the Pub in Public Radio,” presented by The WUAL Board of Friends, is set for Saturday, Aug. 27 from 4 to 7p.m. The event, which will be held at Druid City Brewing Company, is a fundraiser benefiting Alabama Public Radio.

The Alabama football program is asking Tuscaloosa and the surrounding communities to join them in helping the people of South Louisiana as the area deals with devastating flooding.

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


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