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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Tuscaloosa’s Turning Point is raising awareness. On April 5, a special Glow Walk will be held at Snow Hinton Park.

The year 1744 was eventful. On March 31, a formal declaration pulled England into the War of Austrian Succession—known in the American colonies as King George’s War. Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius, inventor of the centigrade thermometer, died. Abigail Smith Adams, the second First Lady of the United States, was born in Massachusetts. Colonial Georgia struggled for its existence, while Mobile, the former capital of French colonial Louisiana, had become a military outpost and major center for trade with the Indians. In the wilderness that would become West Alabama, a red seed had fallen to the forest floor and germinated. It sank its roots and tentatively sent up a sprout with large, shiny leaves.

Anytime I’m educating a large group of people about nutrition, I love to go around the room and ask what everyone’s favorite food is. When the tables are turned on me, I respond that my favorite food is pizza, hands down 

Jordan Plaster will serve as the United Way of West Alabama’s (UWWA) 2018 Campaign Chairman. In this influential volunteer role, Plaster will lead fundraising efforts, oversee the campaign cabinet and a broad network of United Way champions, and incite fellow community leaders to provide crucial financial support for UWWA’s 26 partner agencies across West Alabama.

It’s National Nutrition Month, and Community Services Programs of West Alabama is focusing on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. 

This gorgeous feline is Irvin, and he is this week's Humane Society of West Alabama's Pet of the Week!

I don’t know why I haven’t done French onion soup more often – but this month, it’s happening. My husband tells me it’s the best version he’s ever had, which thrills me. And any recipe that begins with “1 stick of butter” has to be good, right?  

The greatest wealth is Health. – Greek philosopher Virgil

Health challenges come to almost all of us at some point in life. Supporting health related causes and charities is one of the most impactful areas of giving. From working to raise the money for research through walks, or providing hands on services, this is a community need that can always benefit from the giving nature of Tuscaloosans.

Has your family been battling the flu or colds this season? If so, once everyone gets well, you’ll need to take some steps to clean the house. Here’s what to do:

This debonair-looking dog is Dale, and he’s this week’s Humane Society of West Alabama’s Pet of the Week.

The Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra is once again partnering with the Tuscaloosa Community Dancers for the annual Family Discovery Concert – set for Monday, March 5.

The Junior League of Tuscaloosa (JLT) will host Dinner at Your Door this Thursday, March 8. This signature fundraiser allows community members to support their local Junior League through the purchase of a dinner for four donated by local restaurants and businesses.

Some people are not fortunate enough (or unfortunate enough, depending on your point of view) to ever get to visit the happiest place on earth. Significantly fewer people get to experience it twice. Me and the missus made a pact when we returned from the first trip that one excursion to Fairytale Land was absolutely enough

The Tuscaloosa Track Club and  Hospice of West Alabama are hosting the 9th annual 5K Grand Prix event.  The event will include live music and local vendors.  Runners may choose to participate in memory of a loved one.  

When: Saturday, March 3rd starting at 8am

Where: Hospice of West Alabama, 3851 Loop Road, Tuscaloosa

For more info, go to: www.hospiceofwestal.com

Hospice of West Alabama (HOWA) has provided care to terminally ill patients and their families since May of 1982. It is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) private non-profit organization and is governed by a 25 member Board of Directors.
 
The agency is the oldest provider of hospice services in the West Alabama area and is a member of the United Way of West Alabama. HOWA is certified to provide services under the Medicare and Medicaid programs and is an approved provider for the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama.
 
In 1998, HOWA became the first community based hospice in Alabama to attain accreditation by The Joint Commission.Hospice of West Alabama is the only agency serving West Alabama with its own free-standing inpatient facility, which has served more than 4,000 patients since it opened on November 1, 2004.The agency staff of more than 80 individuals serves hundreds of patients annually in Tuscaloosa, Pickens, Greene, Hale, Bibb, Fayette, and Lamar counties.
 

The Tuscaloosa County Civic Hall of Fame Committee is accepting nominations for the Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Deadline for nominations is June 1.

When students enter Sheila Hallman’s classroom, it doesn’t take long for them to feel at home. As a third-grade teacher at American Christian Academy in Tuscaloosa, Ms. Hallman stresses that her class is more than just that – it’s a family. 

Druid City Living always wants to recognize our great local businesses. To the new businesses - welcome to town! Remember: Shop local.

Druid City Living always wants to recognize our great local businesses. To the new businesses - welcome to town! Remember: Shop local.

Druid City Living always wants to recognize our great local businesses. To the new businesses - welcome to town! Remember: Shop local.

Druid City Living always wants to recognize our great local businesses. To the new businesses - welcome to town! Remember: Shop local.

Birmingham Post-Herald (BPH) is Birmingham, Alabama's premier community newspaper, covering the great people, places and activities of the area.

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