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1:31pm

Fri December 19, 2014
Happenings

Blood Assurance Donor Center at Erlanger Open January 2

From a media release:

The Blood Assurance donor center inside the Erlanger Baroness campus will be open on Friday, January 2, 2015 from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm. The donor center is located at 975 East Third Street in Chattanooga, Tennessee near elevator F and Pastoral Care. Regularly the donor center is only open on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Blood Assurance is a regional blood center that serves 47 counties in a 5 state region and is the provider of blood and blood components for over 70 healthcare facilities, including Erlanger.

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1:28pm

Fri December 19, 2014
Happenings

Starting Jan 9, AVA Presents Mid-South Sculpture Alliance Member Show

From a media release:

Exhibit Dates: January 9, 2015 - February 27, 2015

The Association for Visual Arts (AVA) and the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance (MSA) are partnering to present a juried exhibition of work by MSA members. This exhibit seeks to foster MSA’s mission to advance the creation and awareness of sculpture in its many and varied forms, and promote a supportive environment for sculpture and sculptors.

Participating artists include:

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10:09am

Fri December 19, 2014
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 8: A Passion for Languages and Understanding What Investors Want

Teaching Foreign Language Through Fun and Culture

Chattanooga native Laurie Stevens had always loved Spanish, but it was her time spent in Costa Rica that convinced her that teaching languages to others could become a business.  When she returned home, she set about creating the Chattanooga School of Language.

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3:22pm

Thu December 18, 2014
A Different Kind of Hybrid Vehicle

Mach Fuels Converts Cars, Trucks to Gas/CNG Bi-Fuel Systems

Mach Fuels Vice President Owen Maclellan (l) and CEO Joshua D. Kapellusch (r) appear in a Youtube Video, 'Alternative Fuels Are Not Boring!'
Credit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fucy2DsSM5M

Chattanooga’s Mach Fuels takes cars and trucks—new or old—and converts them to run on both gasoline and compressed natural gas, which is better for the environment and offers drivers potential fuel savings and less wear and tear on engines.  Joshua D. Kapellusch, the founder and CEO of the company, is an Air Force veteran and a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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1:33pm

Thu December 18, 2014
Education

LAUNCH Chattanooga Awards Prize Package to High School Students

Credit LAUNCH Chattanooga

LAUNCH provides a chance for people to see the dream of owning their own company come to life. 

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1:09pm

Thu December 18, 2014
Community

Bradford Health Services Offers Free Taxi for the Holidays

Bradford Health Services wants to make sure you get home safely if you drink too much over the holidays.  Lounges, bars and restaurants in the area have been provided fliers with the phone number to call for a free ride home for those 21 years and over. 

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11:49am

Thu December 18, 2014
Community

Second and Third Hand Smoke is Dangerous

Credit Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department is warning people of the dangers of smoking around children and infants through a billboard campaign. 

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11:04am

Wed December 17, 2014
Happenings

12/19 - 21, WEAVE's Christmas Dance Show Features Funk, Hip Hop, Ballet & More

WEAVE dancers rehearse for their holiday show in this YouTube video.
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When WEAVE Dance Company performs their Christmas show at Barking Legs on December 19th, 20th & 21st, it won't be a typical Nutcracker ballet.  WEAVE blends eclectic dance styles: Contemporary-Funk, Abnormal Ballet, Hip Hop and more.  Shows are at 7:30 pm on the 19th and 20th  and at 2:30 pm on the 21st.  Tickets are available here.

The company also offers classes for amateur and professional dancers, ages 8 and up.

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4:51pm

Tue December 16, 2014
History Makers

The Impressions Are Still Singing, Still Recording in their 80's

This Youtube video shows The Impressions performing in 1963.
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When Chattanooga natives Fred Cash and Sam Gooden were still just teenagers they joined Curtis Mayfield to form The Impressions. The Impressions went on to become one of the most successful groups of the era. Between 1958 and 1975 they had a string of Top Ten hits including “I’m So Proud”, “Gypsy Woman” and “Amen.”

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11:45am

Mon December 15, 2014
Books

'Project Keepsake' Collects Life Stories

Project Keepsake is both a book and a Web site that collects stories about special objects--family heirlooms, old cookware, antique musical instruments, toys and other things people save.  Dozens of area writers, both professionals and amateurs, have participated in the project.  Many of the stories are poignant tales about significant life events or family members who have passed on. 

The book contains 55 stories, many from members of the Chattanooga Writers' Guild.

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9:55am

Fri December 12, 2014
Start It Up!

Start It Up Episode 7: Teen Startup Thrives and Glass Street Bounces Back

Granola Gives Teens Healthy Food for Thought

When Kelsey and Conner Scott were in high school, they had a simple problem: Chalk bags and backpacks were not cool and were too expensive.  So they borrowed their mother's sewing machine and set out to craft a solution. A company was born, and today Granola is thriving with products being sold across the country.

A Neighborhood Partnership Brings New Life to Glass Street

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1:29pm

Thu December 11, 2014
Happenings

The Civil Air Patrol Places Wreaths at Chattanooga National Cemetery

Credit Civil Air Patrol

Wreaths Across America honors fallen heroes by placing holiday wreaths on graves at National Cemeteries and locations world wide. 

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1:14pm

Thu December 11, 2014
Community

Neediest Cases Program Helps All Year Long

The United Way of Greater Chattanooga partnered with the Chattanooga Times Free Press again this year to help in the distribution of funds collected through Neediest Cases donations. 

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12:49pm

Thu December 11, 2014
Education

Step-Up to Raise Awareness of Abuse and Violent Behavior

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is beginning training on a new program to the campus.  Step-Up is  a national program that provides strategies to help address abusive and violent behavior. 

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12:21pm

Thu December 11, 2014
Happenings

Family Holiday Experiences are Happening Both Inside and on Top of Lookout Mountain

Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights is celebrating 20 years of lighting up the top of Lookout Mountain and Ruby Falls is opening a portion of the caverns rarely seen with their new Christmas Underground.

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