Confronting teenagers can be difficult, to say the least. Working with teens has taught me a great deal when it comes to conflict resolution. Tough topics come up, like drinking, drug use, lying, stealing, and sexting. Yes, I just said sexting. These are all real concerns that we cannot turn a blind eye to 

BIRMINGHAM, AL (Wednesday, March 21, 2018) – The 14th Annual MortgageBanc Chili Cook-Off was held on Saturday, March 3rd from 10:30 to 3:00 in the parking lot of Brookwood Village. This community event featured 146 teams competing for prizes such as People’s Choice, Most Team Spirit and Best Chili and raised $385,000 for The Exceptional Foundation programs. IBERIABANK took home the Grand Prize award. Over 15,000 people attended and teams traveled from as far as Chattanooga, TN and Atlanta, GA. The Exceptional Foundation provides social and recreational activities for individuals with special needs.

Since 2007, the Mayor’s Cup has raised almost a quarter of a million dollars to benefit the young children of our state. A campaign that began with the election of Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, the Tuscaloosa Pre-K Initiative aims to accomplish just that.

A teacher plays a crucial, influential role in every one of their students’ lives. Great teachers, like Nikki Cabler, don’t take that responsibility lightly.  


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama softball enters week seven of the season ranked No. 15 in the USA Today/NFCA poll and No. 16 in the Softball poll.




TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama softball enters week seven of the season ranked No. 15 in the USA Today/NFCA poll and No. 16 in the Softball poll.



If you’ve driven down Rice Mine Road anytime recently, chances are, you’ve noticed quite the boom of businesses within The Village at Northbank development. If heading to the Village for the tasty creations of Urban Cookhouse wasn’t enough, the retail area now boasts its newest resident, True40 Fitness Studio.  

Tickets are now on sale for The Tuscaloosa Regional Air Show pilot’s reception.

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!

Textures are very important for introducing foods to your baby. Most babies prefer to start with softer, smoother textures and gradually move toward thicker foods. Firm foods, especially round foods, slippery foods, and sticky foods are choking hazards.


On Saturday, March 3, 2018, the Alabama Golf Association’s Annual Membership Meeting, Board of Directors meeting and Awards Luncheon was hosted by The Country Club of Birmingham in Birmingham.   

The City of Tuscaloosa will once again host musical acts in Government Plaza every Friday night in June and July as part of its fourth annual Live at the Plaza concert series.

Interim Alabama State Superintendent of Education Ed Richardson today appealed to the Alabama Supreme Court from a March 5 order issued by the Montgomery County Circuit Court blocking the sale of the Georgia Washington Middle School to the Town of Pike Road. The order also enjoined the closing and sale of other Montgomery County Board properties pending further court review.

The bobwhite quail opportunities in the Alabama Black Belt were put under intense scrutiny recently. As expected, the Black Belt quail experience received nothing but praise.

Alabama Black Belt Adventures and sponsors hosted representatives of Quail Forever and the outdoors media for a grand tour of the quail hunting in the Alabama area famous for its rich, dark topsoil and abundant wildlife.

The No. 9-seeded Alabama men’s basketball team edged No. 8 seed Virginia Tech, 86-83, in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at PPG Paints Arena on Thursday night.

(Birmingham, AL)  The ASO’s SuperPOPS! series presented by Red Diamond® begins in October of 2018 and features performances including holiday favorites, Broadway hits, movie music, and more! The ASO will perform the second installment of the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert.  

MONTGOMERY – Ascent Hospitality today announced its purchase of Montgomery’s historic Murphy House downtown, which the company will develop into the state’s third Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel – joining The Elyton in Birmingham and The Grand Bohemian in Mountain Brook. The luxury, boutique hotel will boast 100 rooms and suites, while also offering dining and corporate meeting space.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama – High school musicians from throughout West Alabama will perform and learn from one of the nation’s leading jazz educators during the inaugural West Alabama High School Jazz Festival on March 24, 2018, at Shelton State’s Martin Campus.  Held in the Bean-Brown Theatre, the festival is free and open to the public. 

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama women’s golfers Lauren Stephenson and Kristen Gillman and men’s golfer Davis Riley have been named to the United States Palmer Cup team, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced Wednesday.

I have never in my life been so excited to see daffodils and yellow hyacinth making a splash against the dull, brown terrain, or been as sick of cold weather as I have this year.

I am seeing signs of life. Small buds pushing their way through the dark, rich earth.  

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