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  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018 07:52 PM
    Erlanger Health System on Tuesday cut the ribbon on the sparkling new Children's Hospital Kennedy Outpatient Center. The first patients will be treated next week. There was another large crowd, in addition to Sunday's community open house, to tour the three-story facility that was completed in just a year and a half following groundbreaking. The new center will house more than 50 pediatric subspecialists, including cardiologists, gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, neurologists and orthopedists, who will serve more than 100,000 patients annually. Don Mueller, CEO of Children's Hospital, said, "This building is one of a kind in the nation for not only providing ...
  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018 02:32 PM
    CARTA bus wrapped with educational message moves through Chattanooga - WRCB-TV
    Water that enters storm drains, catch basins, curbs inlets and other stormwater systems will eventually make its way into area creeks and streams and ultimately, into the Tennessee River. Everything, including litter, going into a storm drain, catch basin, or curb inlet will end up in our local waterways.
  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018 10:12 AM
    The community is invited to join the Friends of East Brainerd at Heritage Park and Heritage House for the 4th annual East Brainerd Community Tree Lighting on Saturday. Festivities begin at 3 p.m. and will include community singing and lighting of the tree on the front lawn with a lighting of the tree at 6 p.m.  There will be community choirs from local schools and churches.  There will be free photos with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus and their "elven helpers" and free cookies, hot cocoa and cider (while they last) inside Heritage House. Due to the large turnout in ...
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 06:39 PM
    Mocs Graduation Rate Continues to Improve For Student Athletes
    (gomocs.com) The University of Tennessee Athletics Department saw its Graduation Success Rate climb three points to 84% with the most recent cohort released by the NCAA today.  This is the sixth consecutive year the Mocs have seen an increase in their graduation rates among student-athletes.Since 2012, Chattanooga’s GSR has increased 34 points from 50%.  Leading the way for the Mocs this year are men’s golf and volleyball, who both had 100% GSRs.Softball (94), women’s track & cross country (92), Soccer (91), men’s tennis (91) and men’s track & cross country (90) are all over 90%.  Data released today reflect graduation ...
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 11:49 AM
    County officials are committing $10 million toward a new shelter for the Humane Education Society (HES). Only Commissioner Tim Boyd spoke against the allocation at a commission meeting on Wednesday. He said a more urgent need was a $5 million training center for police, fire and emergency workers. County Finance Director Albert Kiser said the county came up with a total $14 million in available capital funds after approving a property tax increase and not issuing a major bond issue until the following year. The projected cost of the new facility is $13 million with the HES committed to raising ...
  • Tuesday, November 06, 2018 01:04 PM
    Fairyland's Aquaponics Lab progressing - Northwest Georgia News
    Fairyland Elementary School Aquaponics Lab has been four years in the making, but the day is finally here! The Aquaponics Lab is becoming a reality as construction on the floating dock began this past week, Oct. 29-Nov. 2. A big thanks to all the donors who supported us over the past several years; we could not do this without the support of the entire community. A special thanks to Will Gaither and The Chattanooga Dock Builders for helping us along the way with their expertise and guidance.We are also proud of the 2018 CCRPI score for the students at Fairyland ...
  • Friday, October 19, 2018 08:14 PM
    Chattanooga Police have arrested Charles Dijon Pipkens and Lajeromeney Brown in connection with a series of violent home invasions in which the suspects told their victims they were Chattanooga Police officers.. Pipkens, 27, was charged in an Aug. 11 case and Brown, 40, in an incident on Sept. 19. Pipkens, of 434 N. Hickory St., is charged with two counts of aggravated kidnapping, ... (click for more)[1]Officials of the Fairyland Elementary School PTO said in recent months, the Fairyland Elementary School cafeteria "has effectively been shut down due to equipment (which broke in June) and consequent staffing issues." The group ...
  • Friday, October 12, 2018 09:05 AM
    CPD assists Batman in West Village manhunt - WRCBtv.com ... - WRCB-TV
    NewsChattanooga Police Officer Daniel Russell was parked outside the Westin on Pine Street last week when he met a little boy dressed as Batman. The five-year-old boy was masked and did not share his name with onlookers. Friday, October 12th 2018, 8:53 AM EDT by WRCB StaffUpdated: Friday, October 12th 2018, 9:05 AM EDT
  • Monday, October 01, 2018 08:14 PM
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the selection of three organizations in the Southeast region to receive $262,000 in funding for projects under the 2018 Environmental Education (EE) Grants Program. One of the recipients is the Trust for Public Lands, Chattanooga. It will receive $100,000 to conduct land revitalization activities to support a new rail line conversion project. An old spur line from the former Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railroad is being turned into a connection from the Riverwalk in St. Elmo to Alton Park.It will cross South Broad Street and go under Alton Park Boulevard before reaching ...
  • Monday, October 01, 2018 03:17 PM
    A Business Improvement Designation (BID) is being eyed for a large section of downtown Chattanooga.Officials at the River City Company said BIDs "are common tools (over 1,000 in North America) that allow downtown property owners, including homeowners, to decide if they would like to receive and fund enhanced services. Most BIDs provide heightened cleaning and beautification services along with safety initiatives. BIDs can also provide a variety of other services including, but not limited to, capital improvements, retail support, marketing assistance, special events and programing."River City, which has hired a BID expert to explain the process here, said, "Chattanooga is ...
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018 10:05 PM
    61 single-family homes OKed near downtown Chattanooga - Chattanooga Times Free Press
    A new 61-unit, single-family residential development is planned just outside of downtown Chattanooga in the Stringer's Ridge area. Plans are for the homes to go on 11.8 acres on the 1000 block of Beason Drive between Pineville Road and West Elmwood Drive, just across the Tennessee River north of downtown. William Wilson of property owner Beason View Land Co. said the project is for a neighborhood of single-family homes and there will be no rental units. He said the sale price of the homes and the overall project cost will be determined by "market conditions." Donna Shepherd of A.D. Engineering ...
  • Monday, September 10, 2018 03:58 PM
    Chattanooga makes list of underrated cities for fall escape
    A panoramic view of the Tennessee River Gorge from Snoopers Rock. (Photo: Betsy Bowden)Fall in Chattanooga is glorious and the rest of the country has noticed.The city was included in an article highlighting “The Most Underrated Cities for a Fall Escape” [1]from travel journal Matador Networks this week.Writer Matthew Meltzer said Chattanooga is “a mountain town that feels like a big city, with some of the best outdoor adventures in America.”Read the full article here.[2]Other than outdoor activities like hang gliding, rafting and hiking, Meltzer also highlights Songbirds Guitar Museum, Clumpies Ice Cream Co. and Chattanooga Whiskey. He also mentions local ...
  • Tuesday, September 04, 2018 10:56 AM
    Moon River Festival adjacent events offer local fun, music and more
    Frazier Avenue businesses partner for several events this weekend during the Moon River Music Festival. (Photo: Ashley Day)Tickets to the inaugural Moon River Music Festival[1] in Coolidge Park this weekend sold out in just a few minutes, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get involved in the fun.Several North Chattanooga restaurants and businesses are hosting parties during and after the festival.The Northshore Merchants Collective hosts the Moon River Northshore Bash on Saturday and Sunday.[2] Beginning at 11 a.m. each day, visitors can take advantage of the closed River Street parking lot behind several businesses on Frazier Avenue.Nooga Paws will offer ...
  • Tuesday, August 28, 2018 02:00 AM
    Photo of the Day: Read House renovations
    Historic Read House is getting a $25 million-dollar renovation and the “Great Gatsby” returns to Chattanooga. (Photo: Read House, Instagram)A sneak peek photo of renovations at Chattanooga’s Read House was shared on Instagram.Read about the renovations here. [1]Want your photo to be featured on Nooga.com as a Photo of the Day? Submit it to [email protected] for consideration. You can also use the tag #noogaPOTD when sharing images on Instagram.[2][3] References^ here.  (www.newreadhouse.com)^ Nooga.com (nooga.com)^ [email protected]
  • Tuesday, August 28, 2018 12:09 AM
    Engineering.com features Chattanooga's manufacturing, startup community - Nooga.com
    The Hamilton County Business Development Center incubates a variety of businesses, including manufacturers. (Photo: Staff)Engineering.com featured Chattanooga’s manufacturing, economic development and startup scene.The Aug. 22 article[1], quotes the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce’s Charles Wood, who discusses the city’s transformation in the past 10 years.Writer Ian Wright describes Chattanooga as a city of contrasts.“The city boasts a population of nearly 200,000 and yet somehow manages to preserve the feeling of being in a small town,” he wrote.He mentions the area’s 16-county region, which is promoted by the Greater Chattanooga Economic Partnership.EPB and the city’s high-speed internet get a mention, and ...
  • Monday, August 20, 2018 01:51 PM
    The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Chattanooga area residents to visit Vinterest Southside for a silent auction. The silent auction is set for Aug. 31-Sept. 2 and will benefit the Chattanooga Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The owners of Vinterest Southside have a personal connection to Alzheimer’s disease and have set a goal to raise $10,000. The auction will run normal business hours Friday, Aug. 31, through Sunday, Sept. 2. Donated good will include, furniture, vintage goods and services donated by local businesses. Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.  Within Tennessee alone, there are over 120,000 ...
  • Wednesday, August 08, 2018 12:50 PM
    Chattanooga makes list of solo road trip destinations
    Chattanooga from Point Park. (Photo: Bob Butters)Chattanooga is a destination city for a variety of travelers looking for family activities, nights on the town with friends and romantic encounters with significant others. But, according to a recent blog post, the city might also be a great place to visit on your own.CarRentals.com[1], an arm of Expedia.com focused on car rentals, listed rated Chattanooga on a list of “8 Solo Road Trip Destination”[2] this week.The blog attempts to rate the 8 locations based on affordability, amount of adventures and the variety of cultural experience offered in each destination.Chattanooga’s mention gets 4 stars ...
  • Sunday, July 29, 2018 09:53 PM
    Girl raises money for injured Chattanooga firefighter - WRCB-TV
    It’s been almost two weeks since Chattanooga Fire Captain Shellie Thorne and her friend were seriously hurt in a motorcycle crash.Since then, the entire community has been rallying behind her including little Josie Freeman.Josie started her own lemonade stand to help with Captain Thorne's medical expenses and she earned more than $200.If you would like to help, Blood Assurance is taking donations for Captain Thorne or you can give money to the Chattanooga Firefighter Relief Fund at First Tennessee Bank locations. hr{margin: 0px;} .stories-area > iframe {border: white;} div[data-mml-type]{ overflow: hidden; } div[data-mml-status="draft"] {display: none !important;} div.fb-post span, div.fb-post span ...
  • Monday, July 23, 2018 12:02 AM
    Chattanooga man inducted into Senior Olympic Hall of Fame - Chattanooga Times Free Press
    John Disterdick paddles on a Lookout Mountain Rowing sculling club boat he uses to excercise on the Tennessee River in 2017. Disterdick is an avid sportsman who was recently selected into the Tennessee Senior Olympics Hall of Fame (Contributed photo from John Disterdick). John Disterdick paddles on a Lookout Mountain Rowing... Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. Local athlete John Disterdick will have a new title this year while traveling the world to compete in dozens of sporting events: Hall of Famer. The Chattanooga resident was inducted into the Tennessee Senior Olympics Hall of Fame last month at a ...
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 07:36 PM
    Chattanooga Rock Camp teaches young women to make their mark ...
    Over 50 girls will be learning how to play a musical instrument, write, and record their own songs at the Chattanooga Rock Camp. (Image: WTVC)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Girls of all ages are learning what it means to create masterpieces of their own! Over 50 girls will be learning how to play a musical instrument, write, and record their own songs at the Chattanooga Rock Camp. The camp teaches girls ways that they can musically express themselves through song. Not only are they learning how to do that, but they are also building friendships to last them a lifetime. Co-Founder and board ...
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 05:46 PM
    The Fritz Headlines Nightfall This Friday
    The Nightfall Concert Series, produced by Chattanooga Presents, continues its 31st season of free Friday night concerts this Friday at Miller Plaza with a headline performance by The Fritz bringing their soul-driven dance rock to the stage at 8 p.m. The local opener will be Craig Lyons beginning at 7 p.m.Review of The FritzSteadily building a reputation as a live act not to be missed, Asheville music ambassadors, The Fritz, played a strong year of shows, acquainting thousands of new fans with their love of funky music. As much as they take their funk seriously, the band takes its rock-honed ...
  • Saturday, July 07, 2018 12:01 AM
    Vibrant neighborhoods beckon visitors to downtown Chattanooga - Atlanta Journal Constitution
    Growing up in Alabama, I remember visiting Chattanooga many times on weekend family excursions and Boy Scout outings. We never actually went to Chattanooga proper, but to Lookout Mountain six miles southwest of the city to visit Rock City, see Ruby Falls and ride the Incline Railway. Or we went to the Chickamauga battlefield for camping and history lessons about the Civil War. Except for a visit to the famous choo-choo, tourists setting foot downtown were unheard of back then because there wasn’t much to see or do.What a difference three decades make. Thanks to some visionary, long-range planning, and ...
  • Monday, July 02, 2018 03:03 PM
    Job fair seeks to hire 2000 in Chattanooga - WRCB-TV
    The Bethlehem Center and Partnership for Families, Children, and Adults (Partnership FCA), Building Stable Lives program (BSL) are partnering with Manpower to open the Center’s doors for a job fair that could employ up to 2,000 people in Chattanooga.The job fair will be July 24 from 10:00am - 2:00pm at the Bethlehem Center at 200 W 38th St.“This is a great opportunity for adults to start the process of stability,” said Karen Nichols, BSL Life Coach for the Partnership FCA. “By attending, they have the chance to meet potential employers, network, and get hired instantly.”Interested job applicants can apply on site ...
  • Monday, June 25, 2018 04:57 PM
    Chattanooga State, Erlanger celebrate partnership with school renaming [photos]
    Gallery: Chattanooga State, Erlanger celebrate partnership with school renaming +5 more photos Chattanooga State Community College's Health Science Center was officially renamed Monday as the Erlanger Health Science Center. "Erlanger has a long history of successful collaboration with the college dating back to the 1980s, when we launched nursing and an array of allied health programs," said Rebecca Ashford, president of Chattanooga State, at a news conference Monday. "We are grateful Erlanger has generously committed more than $2 million cumulatively to the Chattanooga State Foundation and remains a steadfast community partner to the college in a variety of ways." The ...
  • Sunday, June 10, 2018 12:04 AM
    Chattanooga Times Free PressNavy Week sails into ChattanoogaChattanooga Times Free PressChattanooga Navy Week will sail into town this week for a weeklong celebration that will bring sailors from units around the world to meet with members of the local community in a targeted outreach campaign. "Our sailors are extremely excited to visit ...
  • Tuesday, June 05, 2018 12:02 AM
    Chattanooga Times Free PressChattanooga neighborhood revitalization is goal for proposed fundChattanooga Times Free PressTrying to build on neighborhood strengths, Chattanooga planners are to work with a new city proposal aimed at using Alstom tax break settlement proceeds to sharpen revitalization efforts. "We're being more strategic," said John Bridger, executive ...
  • Monday, May 28, 2018 06:50 PM
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — The city of Chattanooga is working toward making your neighborhood greener. Chattanooga’s Department of Public Works showcased its newest green infrastructure initiative Friday. The city’s goal is to restore the natural water cycle in developed areas and improve water quality. As the city of Chattanooga grows and develops, more of the […]The post Chattanooga Public Works revamps city’s infrastructure appeared first on WDEF.
  • Monday, May 21, 2018 03:59 PM
    Chattanooga Times Free PressVeterans administration leaders to host town hall concerning new, expanded Chattanooga clinicChattanooga Times Free PressThe Tennessee Valley Healthcare System is planning to open an expanded clinic in Chattanooga to replace the current facility, according to a news release. The new facility, scheduled to open by the end of 2021, will be roughly twice the size of the ...
  • Monday, May 14, 2018 07:26 PM
    Northwest Georgia NewsChamber leaders to compare successes of Chattanooga to opportunities in RomeNorthwest Georgia NewsRome and Floyd County leaders will examine some of the successes enjoyed by Chattanooga and Hamilton County during a two-day, one-night InterCity Leadership visit Wednesday and Thursday. Rome-Floyd Chamber of Commerce Executive Assistant ...
  • Tuesday, May 08, 2018 11:41 AM
    The Nightfall Concert Series, produced by Chattanooga Presents, continues its 31st season on Friday with a series of free Friday-night concerts held at Miller Plaza in downtown Chattanooga. Each Friday through Aug. 31 (with the exception of June 8 and 15 during Riverbend), Nightfall will showcase a broad spectrum of musical genres featuring a local band at 7 p.m., followed by a headline show by a national artist at 8 p.m., many of whom are performing for the first time in Chattanooga. Review for Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics:Headlining Nightfall this Friday will be Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics. An Atlanta-based ...
  • Monday, April 30, 2018 02:03 PM
    The Nightfall Concert Series, produced by Chattanooga Presents, will open its 31st season on Friday with a series of 16 free Friday-night concerts held at Miller Plaza in downtown Chattanooga. Each Friday from May 4-Aug. 31 (with the exception of June 8 and 15 during Riverbend), Nightfall will showcase a broad spectrum of musical genres featuring a local band at 7 p.m., followed by a headline show by a national artist at 8 p.m., many of whom are performing for the first time in Chattanooga. Headlining Nightfall for the season opener Friday will be Vandoliers, a Texas alt-country band whose tour ...
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 02:55 PM
    April is National Donate Life Month, and the Westin Chattanooga was lit in blue and green to encourage people to register as organ and tissue donors and help the more than 114,000 people on the national waiting list – nearly 3,000 of whom are in Tennessee – who are waiting for a life-saving transplant.  The hotel was lit Friday through Sunday at sundown. Nationally, 20 people die each day waiting for a transplant. National Donate Life month aims to close this gap by increasing awareness of the need for organ and tissue donation and encouraging people to register as donors. Tennesseans can ...
  • Monday, April 09, 2018 12:51 PM
    The American Heart Association will be putting on their annual Go Red for Women Luncheon at The Chattanoogan Hotel on Friday, May 18 at 10 a.m. All proceeds will go to the American Heart/American Stroke Association to fund research, education and programs to fight heart disease and stroke. All attendees will be presented with a heart healthy meal and will hear a survivor story from local, Autumn Fitch, about her fight with cardiovascular disease. Local boutiques will be participating in a fashion show to contribute to the cause of the Go Red For Women movement focusing on the prevention of ...
  • Monday, April 02, 2018 03:56 PM
    (l-r) Mike Mirabella, 77, and Bill Schultz (74) pose before they set sail on a 780-mile adventure in the Semper Fi. The pair has been fast friends since they both joined the Marines in 1961. (Photo: Richard Simms)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — It was a small crowd gathered at a Tennessee Riverpark dock Monday morning, but it was clear something special was happening. Family and friends gathered to say farewell as Bill Schultz and Mike Mirabella set off to "live their dream" - a 780 mile voyage from Chattanooga to Mobile, Ala.Bill Schultz, 74, has dreamed of making such a trip for more ...
  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:55 AM
    Coolidge Park is now the new site of the annual Moon River Music Festival, which is moving from its Memphis home. (Image: WTVC)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Chattanooga is now home to an annual music festival that has entertained concertgoers in Memphis for years.The Moon River Music Festival will take place this September in Coolidge Park.In a statement on the festival's website,[1] festival organizer Drew Holcomb explained why moving to Chattanooga from Memphis made sense."I have lived in various parts of Tennessee my whole life. I’m biased, but I think its one of the greatest places in the world. In our dreaming and ...
  • Wednesday, March 07, 2018 11:52 AM
    Registration is open for Second Life Tennessee’s inaugural Finish for Hope 5K run and one-mile walk to end human trafficking in Lower East Tennessee. This family-friendly event raises awareness for human trafficking and supports Second Life Tennessee’s mission to create and coordinate prevention, policy and survivor services for people in the region who have experienced or been impacted by human trafficking.The event will be on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The 5K start time is 10 a.m., and the one-mile walk start time is 11 a.m. It will be at the Tennessee Riverpark - Riverfront Pavilion (Shelter 4), 4301 Amnicola Hwy., Chattanooga, Tn. 37406.Second Life ...
  • Wednesday, March 07, 2018 11:44 AM
    Volunteers work to remove graffiti during the Clean and Green event. (Photo: Contributed)River City Co. [1]will once again gather teams of volunteers this spring to help clean up areas of Chattanooga.The annual Clean and Green[2] returns April 21 from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will focus on litter and beautification throughout Downtown Chattanooga and surrounding neighborhoods.Volunteer groups, businesses, civic groups, families and individuals are all welcome to participate.Registration is encouraged.[3]  Check-in and assignment of projects will be at 850 Market St. on the day of the event.All supplies will be provided, including trash bags and gloves. Volunteers will also be given ...
  • Monday, February 26, 2018 05:24 PM
    The Youth Trust All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast is set for Saturday, March 17 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. It will be held at the Orange Grove Center, with parking available at 2313 Citico Avenue. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door or from Youth Trust members.Youth Trust works with the YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga to help middle school students from Chattanooga and North Georgia learn about leadership and responsibility. Each year, the group holds a retreat at YMCA Camp Ocoee to help participants develop skills such as conflict resolution and self-motivation, but smaller events are organized every ...
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 11:59 AM
    This is a model of the memorial to the Fallen Five, designed by sculptor Re-Site studios artists Norman Lee and Shane Allbritton. (Image: WTVC)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Chattanooga City Council will formally vote on an approved memorial to the five service members who gave their lives defending the city on July 16th, 2015.Staff Sergeant David Wyatt, Sergeant Carson Holmquist, Lance Corporal Squire "Skip" Wells, Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Sullivan, and Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith were killed when a gunman attacked the Naval Operations Support Center just off of Amnicola Highway.The city has mourned those five heroes ever since that ...
  • Monday, February 12, 2018 09:16 PM
    Over the weekend, 20 teams from 17 public and private schools from Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, New York and Ohio pitched prototypes to improve the tristate, 16-county Chattanooga region’s transportation and infrastructure at Bridge Innovate Studio.Students showcased their design thinking projects to business and education leaders from across the US.Friday and Saturday’s prototype review is a part of a yearlong Bright Spark Student Design Competition—sponsored by Thrive Regional Partnership, McKee Foods, Bridge Innovate, Conversant Group and Experience Point. For this competition, students create solutions to address challenges and design the “Transportation of the Future” for the Chattanooga region, said Mary Kim, ...
  • Monday, February 05, 2018 02:47 PM
    The Hell on Wheels benefit concert to help provide a wheelchair accessible minivan for Jean-Marie Lawrence will be held on Friday, Feb. 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m .at Barking Legs Theater. Entertainment will be provided by Hudson K, Heatherly, Ryan Thomas Oyer and Carla "Poetess PhenomInal C" Elliott.  Live art will be by Heather Kilgore.There will be silent auction items from local businesses, including Hoff and Pepper, Mexiville, Chattanooga Cycleboats, Divine Purity, Chattanooga Football Club, and more. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Each ticket includes a plate of heavy hors d'oeuvres and a drink.Ms. Lawrence is a disability rights activist and active community ...
  • Monday, January 29, 2018 11:33 AM
    Ben Friberg and his wife Kim in New Guinea exploring the Sepik River. (Photo: Contributed)The Chattanooga Hiking Club will be hosting a free event in the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX Theater on Monday, February 5, at 6:30pm.Ben Friberg, founder of Chattajack[1], will deliver a presentation about his adventures in Papua New Guinea while exploring the Sepik River.Ben and his wife Kim headed to New Guinea with intentions of exploring the Sepik River as far upstream as circumstances would allow. The Sepik River is the longest river on the island of New Guinea at just under 700 miles. (Compared to the 652-mile ...
  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018 08:01 AM
    “Hamilton” star and McCallie alumnus Chris Lee sits down with McCallie School’s Josh Deitrick to answer questions about how his experiences there prepared him for life. (Photo: Staff)McCallie School alumnus and star of popular musical “Hamilton” Chris Lee came back to his alma mater Monday and told students to aim for greatness.“Never let a moment pass where you aren’t being excellent,” Lee said. “If you’re going to do something here, it’s got to be the best. Why not be the best?”Lee graduated from McCallie in 2013 before continuing his education at Belmont University.While at Belmont, Lee caught word of a “Hamilton” ...
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018 02:45 AM
    Gallery: Photo gallery: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service +15 more photos The Office of Multicultural Affairs hosted the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Chattanooga. Related Article Photo gallery: Marching in memory of Martin Luther King Jr. Read more
  • Tuesday, January 09, 2018 11:32 AM
    Monday Night Social won the 2017 Road to Nightfall. (Photo: Ray Soldano Photography)An annual live music showcase highlighting the best in local music returns in 2018.Road to Nightfall[1], presented by Gig City Productions, will take place at Granfalloon March 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17. The finals will be March 24 at a venue to be announced.The ultimate prize is a 90-minute headlining spot during Nightfall [2]at Miller Plaza, presented by Chattanooga Presents[3]. Other prizes include cash, professional recording time, a promo video, social media services and more. One guitarist will also win a custom Diamondback Stringworks guitar.Thirty bands will be chosen to compete. The ...
  • Wednesday, January 03, 2018 11:48 AM
    Outdoor Chattanooga’s Winter Workshop Series returns in 2018 to offer a series of classroom-based, outdoor education and skill building workshops that are free and open to the public. No reservations or experience is required to attend. Join for one, some or all to learn or improve outdoor skills. Workshops occur Thursdays, from 6-7:30 p.m., Jan. 18 through March 1, at Outdoor Chattanooga in Coolidge Park, 200 River Street, Chattanooga, Tn. 37405.[1]Winter Workshop ScheduleJan. 18 – Wilderness First Aid Part 1Learn skills and techniques for how to handle potential emergencies in the woods with this 2-part introduction to Wilderness First Aid. This ...
  • Wednesday, January 03, 2018 10:08 AM
    It was November of 2016 when Tim Moreland traveled to Denver for a week-long training in the city’s “Peak Academy,” a program that’s meant to empower city employees to create and implement their own improvements to the way their government works. Moreland, the director of performance management and open data for the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee, was there as both a participant and observer. The experience convinced him that the program could work in Chattanooga, too. So three months later, with no budget and no staff, Moreland helped Chattanooga launch a Peak Academy of its own. In the ten months ...
  • Wednesday, December 27, 2017 08:02 AM
    The new year encourages us to make resolutions to improve, and it may also be a good time to set professional goals.A new survey found that setting goals at work can translate into more success, but there are gender and generational differences.The survey from Accountemps, a Robert Half International division, found that 93 percent of respondents believe goal setting is important to their job performances.Setting goals may help work performance. (Photo: Waferboard, Flickr)Fifty-one percent of people said they discuss goal progress with a manager at least monthly, but 11 percent of respondents said they never do.Younger employees place more emphasis on work-related performance ...
  • Wednesday, December 27, 2017 02:45 AM
    A new, free, family-friendly party to celebrate New Year's Eve makes its debut Sunday, Dec. 31, in the newly christened West Village, the area of downtown on Eighth Street between Chestnut and Pine streets. The inaugural New Year's Eve in West Village will begin at 6 p.m. with activities for kids until about 8 p.m., when it becomes more of an adult party. Early activities will include face painting, a mime, balloon sculptor, caricature artist, stilt walkers, Looie the Lookout and a Not-So-Late Ball Drop at 7:30 p.m. Food trucks including California Burrito, Chatter Box and Dem Boys will line ...
  • Tuesday, December 19, 2017 01:20 PM
    The legendary Hank Williams Jr. will open Riverbend 2018. (Photo: Contributed)Christmas arrived a few days early for music fans in Chattanooga when Friends of the Festival announced the first scheduled performances for Riverbend 2018[1].All the rowdy friends will be “coming over” on opening night when Hank Williams Jr. performs on the Coke stage at 9:30 p.m. June 8 to kick off the festival.In addition, several other performers were announced: Delbert McClinton June 15, Mitch Rossell June 10, Gangstagrass June 8 and The Shadowboxers June 15.Riverbend will take place on Chattanooga’s Riverfront June 8–16. More announcements are expected soon.Williams will perform hits such ...
  • Tuesday, December 19, 2017 12:03 PM
    The West Village will host a New Year’s Eve celebration. (Photo: Staff)Chattanooga’s West Village will host a family-friendly New Year’s Eve festival.Admission is free. Click here[1] for more information. Beginning at 6 p.m. Dec. 31 in the West Village (Chestnut Street between Eighth and Ninth streets), families can enjoy a street festival with face painting, music and entertainment. Local food trucks—including Chatter Box Café, California Smothered Burritos and Dem Boys—will be on-site, and neighborhood businesses such as Peet’s Coffee, Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt, Innside Restaurant and the new Alimentari will be open late.Guests can also enjoy a sneak peek of upcoming businesses ...
  • Monday, December 11, 2017 10:47 PM
    Gallery: Chattanooga fire victim meets rescuers +2 more photos On the morning of Sept. 20, 45-yearold Carrie Gann's home on Centro Street caught fire. Trapped in her room, she called 911, and dispatcher Stephanie McCarter told her to lie low and cover her mouth and nose with fabric, cutting out as much smoke as possible. Even so, she lost consciousness. But firefighters Joel Nix, Matt Rorex and Ryan Swisher carried her to safety. On Saturday, she met the team that saved her life. "They didn't think I would even make it," she said. "So me standing here means a lot." ...
  • Wednesday, December 06, 2017 08:00 PM
    Tens of thousands of student athletes have competed on college football fields across the nation this fall, including several former local standouts. According to information provided by local high school football coaches, there were 28 players in total from local schools on college football rosters in 2017, several of which made an impact.Some of them made their marks at the NCAA Division I level, largely considered the apex of collegiate athletics, while others enjoyed success at the lower levels of the NCAA and NAIA.Those who appeared in games at the NCAA Division I level include former Dalton Catamounts Nate Mays, ...
  • Wednesday, December 06, 2017 06:55 PM
    Coats donated to the Forgotten Child Fund in Chattanooga. (Image: WTVC)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Chilly temperatures mean more families in our area need your help to stay warm.That's why we are partnering with the Forgotten Child Fund[1] to host Coats For Kids[2]. It's Thursday, December 7th at Hamilton Place Mall from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can drop off coats near the Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant. Volunteers are working hard to meet the needs of children in our community, like 3-year-old Chase. His grandma Annette Wilson says Chase needed a coat. They went to the Salvation Army Wednesday where he received a ...
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    Brandon Carruth poses in front of a tree he helped decorate at the White House (Image: Brandon Carruth).CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A Chattanooga man receives the honor of decorating in D.C.Brandon Carruth was invited by the first lady to deck the halls at the White House.Carruth applied to be one of 100 people to decorate.He helped decorate the East Entrance and the Diplomatic Room.Carruth says he was honored to decorate the Gold Star Tree."They were like who wants to wrap these trees and wrapping trees is kind of the dirty work but if that means I get to stay in this room ...
  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017 09:50 AM
    M&M industries says its expansion will add 110 new jobs to Chattanooga's economy. (Image: WTVC)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Chattanooga City Council members signed off on a deal last night that will add about 110 jobs[1] to the city's work force.Under the PILOT ("Payment in Lieu of Taxes") deal, M&M Industries will pay 800 thousand dollars less in property taxes.Darryl Davis, COO of the company, says the plant will be served by rail, with one shipment per week.After some council members voiced concerns about noise, he said the facility would work with the community on the best time for shipments.Hamilton County Commission members ...
  • Thursday, November 09, 2017 12:45 AM
    Gallery: Disney visits kids at Erlanger +5 more photos When 3-year-old Maya Oliver walked into the Children's Hospital at Erlanger playroom Wednesday morning wearing a pair of Minnie Mouse ears, it was hard to tell she underwent a blood transfusion just the day before. She was smiling, hugging and giving out high-fives to her other favorite Disney character, Mickey Mouse, who stopped by for a visit as part of the "Disney on Ice: Frozen" tour, which begins this week. "Anything to make her smile and be happy is exciting," said Maya's mother, Frances Oliver. "It doesn't have to be gloom ...
  • Wednesday, November 01, 2017 12:52 AM
    "Food, in the end, in our own tradition, is something holy. It's not about nutrients and calories. It's about sharing. It's about honesty. It's about identity." That quote may be attributed to Dutch scientist and agriculture advocate Louise Fresco, but it's a sentiment I also heard expressed on my Eat Sip Walk food tour of Chattanooga's Southside. "We all eat, but we rarely eat the same food. I'm really interested in the concept of connecting people around food. It kind of breaks down these walls immediately when you share the same food," tour owner Ryn Tompkins said as we were ...
  • Thursday, October 26, 2017 11:55 AM
    (Photo by Bruce Garner of the Chattanooga Fire Dept.)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — On Thursday, the Chattanooga Fire Department (CFD) announced it has been upgraded from a Class 2 to a Class 1 Public Protection Classification. The Class 1 rating is the highest rating given by the Insurance Services Office (ISO), which rates the ability of fire departments across the country to respond to and suppress structure fires.“Our fire department protects life and property every day in Chattanooga and has gone above and beyond in attaining this classification,” said Mayor Andy Berke. “Congratulations to Fire Chief Phil Hyman and his team for working ...
  • Thursday, October 19, 2017 12:46 AM
    Chattanooga Zoo hosts its family-friendly Halloween party Boo In the Zoo beginning Friday, Oct. 20, through Sunday, Oct. 29. Party hours are 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 20-22 and 27-29 at the zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. Boo In the Zoo is a non-scary, costume party for children and their parents. Boys and ghouls can enjoy trick-or-treat stations, costume contests, games and inflatables. Food may be purchased on-site from Wild Burger, Dippin' Dots or snack carts. This year's spooktacular offers animal meet-and-greets, photo-ops with costume characters, a scavenger hunt through the zoo, hay rides, carousel rides, pony rides, face painting and a ...
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017 11:38 AM
    Each quarter STEM School Chattanooga students have the opportunity to select projects working with real-world companies.  This quarter some of the STEM School Chattanooga students have selected to do a project with technology and consulting company, International Maritime Security Associates.  "IMSA is developing the ARMS (https://imsa.global/arms/) maritime risk management software platform here in Chattanooga that will have major implications in the logistics and worldwide shipping industries.  The company is partnering with STEM School Chattanooga to provide an opportunity for the students to develop one of the data API’s," officials said. “This is a great opportunity for IMSA working with the ...
  • Wednesday, September 27, 2017 09:46 AM
    Aldi intends to remodel five Chattanooga area stores by the end of 2017 and spend about $7 million to enhance the units, according to the grocer. The new Aldi store look delivers on its customers' desire for a modern and convenient shopping experience with a focus on fresh items, including more robust produce, dairy and bakery sections, the company said in a statement. Remodeled stores will also feature a modern design, open ceilings, natural lighting and environmentally-friendly building materials such as recycled materials, energy-saving refrigeration and LED lighting. "Whether you're a current Aldi customer or you haven't stopped by your ...
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:48 AM
    An early blueprint of the South Broad District's future unveiled last Thursday includes a multi-use minor league baseball park anchoring an array of housing and new retail and green space. "It has the potential to be a catalyst of other development," Noell Consulting's David Laube said about a possible new Chattanooga Lookouts stadium and entertainment venue. "You can make them more than just a ballpark." The preliminary vision for the 10-square-block district also called for better connecting Howard School with the rest of the area, and potentially adding a new middle school. An expanded Harris Johnson Park, a potential greenway ...
  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017 12:01 PM
    For one weekend only, several area farms will open their gates to visitors to explore, shop, and immerse themselves in local agriculture.  Fun for all ages, the 5th annual TasteBuds Farm Tour takes place on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m. Tour passes are on sale now at http://www.crabtreefarms.org/local-food-news[1].“The TasteBuds Farm Tour is a great deal for folks looking for a fun, affordable weekend adventure,” said Avery Patten, Community Partnerships manger for Crabtree Farms and TasteBuds Farm Tour organizer. “For just $20 your family and friends can pile in the car together to discover and enjoy the agricultural treasures of ...
  • Thursday, September 07, 2017 04:08 PM
    Approximately 4,500 of the world’s top athletes will head to the “Scenic City” on Sept. 9 and 10 to compete in the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. The event returns to U.S. soil for the first time in four years, and also marks the first time that the event will take place over two days. IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holding company, has produced this world-class event since 2006, with global rotation beginning in 2014. “With its dramatic backdrop, striking riverfront and fast swim course through the Tennessee River, Chattanooga is well-equipped to play host to the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship this ...
  • Wednesday, August 30, 2017 12:30 PM
    This week's episode of Inside Chattanooga Football includes highlights and commentary on the 27-13 loss to Jacksonville State, as well as a look ahead to next Saturday's match-up against SEC powerhouse, LSU. We also have a feature on one of the football team's camp learning sessions - the value of social media etiquette and ones online and social media presence.  As always, the Voice of the Mocs Jim Reynolds is our host and he is joined by head football coach Tom Arth[1].  Inside Chattanooga Football is a production of Learfield Sports, Mocs Sports Properties and MocsVision. References^ Tom Arth
  • Tuesday, August 01, 2017 09:50 PM
    The Chattanooga City Council met Tuesday evening to hear how lawmakers plan to use taxpayer money in the next year. (Image: WTVC)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Chattanooga City Council met Tuesday evening to hear how lawmakers plan to use taxpayer money in the next year.Chattanooga's Chief Financial Officer and the Chief Operating Officer presented the proposal.The budget calls for a tax rate of $2.277 per $100.00, 3 cents less than last year's tax rate of $2.309.The proposal states that if a homeowner's house has retained its value since last year, their property tax will be less in 2018.In addition, Mayor Andy Berke ...
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 04:00 PM
    The Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library have received an honorable mention from the American Library Association, according to a news release. United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, hosted the Baker & Taylor Awards, which recognized the group for its efforts to support the library. Friends opened the SkyLib Honor Bookstore at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, raising funds, providing a quiet space for reading and increasing awareness of the library.  "The Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library are pleased to receive an honorable mention from the American Library Association for the Sky Lib project at The Chattanooga ...
  • Thursday, June 22, 2017 10:43 AM
    Songbirds Guitar Museum houses about 1,700 guitars. (Photo: Contributed) The name of an upcoming beer-themed event will undoubtedly be familiar to many Chattanooga music fans.Rhythm & Brews[1] is a postwork beer festival at Songbirds Guitar Museum[2] June 30 from 7 to 10 p.m.The name of the event is a not-so-subtle nod to the former Rhythm & Brews venue on Market Street. Former owner Mike Dougher is now a talent buyer for the museum. Located at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo, the museum boasts the largest private collection of rare vintage guitars anywhere.Tickets are $20 and include four drink tickets and entry into the Songbirds ...
  • Thursday, June 22, 2017 08:17 AM
    The view from Ruby Falls. (Photo: Andy Fowler) Andy Fowler is always on the move, visiting interesting locations around Chattanooga. This week, he sent us a photo featuring a stunning view of Chattanooga from the tower at Ruby Falls on Lookout Mountain. Check out his video adventures on YouTube here[1].Want your photo to be featured on Nooga.com as a Photo of the Day? Submit it to photos@nooga.com[2] for consideration. You can also use the tag #noogaPOTD when sharing images on Instagram. References^ here (www.youtube.com)^ photos@nooga.com
  • Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:51 AM
    Artist Jaime Barks will lead a watercolor class for all skill levels from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 23, in the main gallery at Chattanooga WorkSpace, 302 W. Sixth St. Barks says that for this class, participants will "play around a bit with making watercolor background using a spray bottle." Participants are welcome to bring an adult beverage. The $20 fee is nonrefundable but is transferable to another class. To register, visit https://goo.gl/forms/1MT2Gvgy5lOWHx752. Artist Jaime Barks will lead a watercolor class... Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. THEATER BACK ALLEY PRODUCTIONS - Mars Theatre, 117 N. Chattanooga St., ...
  • Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:51 AM
    If you go › What: Chattanooga Music Club Patriotic Organ Concert › Where: Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. › When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 27 › Admission: Free, but donations accepted › For more information: 423-529-0315. Dr. John Schwandt, director of the American Organ Institute at the University of Oklahoma School of Music, will be the featured organist for Tuesday's free community concert. Dr. John Schwandt, director of the American Organ... Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. Dr. John D. Schwandt, nationally known organist, clinician and silent-film accompanist, will be the guest artist at the Chattanooga Music Club's annual ...
  • Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:46 AM
    As Independence Day nears, Hunter Museum of American Art is hosting a gallery tour to inspire discussion of what America means to individuals today. "Beyond the Red, White and Blue: 'All American' at the Hunter" will be held today, June 22, at 5:30 p.m. at the museum, 10 Bluff View. Participants will consider what "all-American" has meant to this nation through the decades. Guests will tour bicentennial-era works from the newly installed "With Liberty and Justice for All" exhibit. Tours begin at 5:30 and 6:15 p.m. The discussion and tour is free with regular museum admission of $15 for ages ...