Youth/Kids

6 Big Benefits of Summer Day Camp

February 26, 2018

Healthy Living Every child can benefit from the experiences of summer camp. But for many parents, the decision of whether or not to sign their child up is not so easy. Many parents feel the separation and independence required of a camper for sleepaway camp may be too high of a hurdle for the child …

Target Zero: Sporting Clays & Walk for Life Support Sav-A-Life Shelby

February 25, 2018

Mission Makers On April 21, 2018, join in a great day of fun while supporting a lifesaving ministry in our community. Sav-A-Life Shelby is hosting “Target Zero: Sporting Clays and Walk For Life” which benefits women and men in life-affirming decisions through pregnancies. This year’s event will include a 10 a.m. Walk at Desoto Caverns, …

Glen Iris Students Honored

February 23, 2018

Education Extra From excellence in academics to excellence in the arts and Bible teaching, Glen Iris Baptist School (GIBS) students are being recognized for their efforts. Junior Sara Young’s design and construction of an heirloom garment recently won her a first-place ribbon at the Alabama Christian Education Association (ACEA) Fine Arts competition which includes students …

FUN Awaits at the Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa

February 22, 2018

Are We There Yet?  Looking for a day trip for the kids over Spring Break? Or some Saturday family fun? Check out the Children’s Hands-On Museum (CHOM) of Tuscaloosa where “curiosity, creativity and discovery” abound! CHOM offers newborns through age 13 a fabulous place just for them! The Museum is open Monday through Friday 9-5pm …

Castin’ ‘N Catchin to Help Children with Heart Disease

February 22, 2018

Are We There Yet? Enjoy a great day out on Lake Guntersville while helping raise funds for the Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center at Children’s of Alabama. The Castin’ ‘N Catchin Fishing Tournament is April 14, 2018 at Goose Pond Colony Resort, Lake Guntersville, Scottsboro, Ala. The annual tournament has raised more than $200,000 in …

Relief for Paying for Private K-12 Education

January 26, 2018

Money Matters presented by: Vision Financial Having just paid for two children to graduate from Briarwood Christian School, I wish that I could have received better tax breaks for paying for private education for grades K-12. While Coverdell Education Savings accounts allowed tax-free savings for K-12 qualifying expenses, they are also subject to income limits …

Working Together to Help Others: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School

January 26, 2018

Education Extra Helping others in the community and around the world is a vital part of the lives of the students and faculty at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School (OLS). Each school year, the entire school works in a variety of ways to live their Christian faith by reaching out to those in need. …

Audrey Bunny by Angie Smith

January 25, 2018

Best Books God must have an aversion to human uniformity. We come in different shapes, sizes, colors, and features. We speak different languages, have accents, eat different foods, and possess distinct artistic tastes. Even the way we practice and understand our faith is diverse, an aspect of religion which some find uncomfortable, but which I …

It’s a Safari!

January 16, 2018

Are We There Yet? Your children or grandchildren are sure to smile and maybe burst into laughter as they meet their favorite Disney characters, Ninja Turtles, Star Wars characters and more- all while going on “Safari.” There will be two “Live with the Characters” shows, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., on February 24, 2018, each …

Serving Alabama Children through CASA

January 5, 2018

For children who have experienced abuse or neglect, the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) can help make a difference by helping them work their way through the court and child welfare systems in search of a loving home. Each time a child is paired with a CASA Volunteer, their chances are greater to have the …