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12:50pm

Wed October 29, 2014
Happenings

Applications Open for Fifth Annual Will This Float Competition

From a media release:

The Company Lab (CO.LAB) is currently seeking applications for its fifth annual Will This Float? competition, which showcases up-and-coming startup ideas in the Chattanooga area. Prospective participants must submit their business concepts by Nov. 9 to enter into consideration.

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12:49pm

Wed October 29, 2014
Happenings

Special Treats Offered by Blood Assurance for Halloween

From a media release:

The Southern Belle Riverboat is sponsoring a Halloween cruise on Friday, October 31st benefiting the Blood Assurance Foundation. The Southern Belle will depart from Renaissance Park on the North Shore in Chattanooga at 9:30 p.m. ET. Tickets are $20 each passenger, and include Halloween treats, a cash bar, costume contest and a DJ (must be 21 years of age or older to attend). Tickets are available at http://chattanoogariverboat.com or call 423-266-4488.

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12:46pm

Wed October 29, 2014
Happenings

Northshore Gallery of Contemporary Art Presents “Invocation” Exhibit 11/7 - 11/18

From a media release:

The Northshore Gallery of Contemporary Art has announced its upcoming exhibit, Invocation, opening Friday, November 7.  The group exhibition will feature works by world-renowned artist Michael David and local artists Laura Willett and Eric Keller.

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11:16am

Wed October 29, 2014
Best New Read

Author Interview: Kerry Howley on ‘Thrown’

Kerry Howley teaches creative nonfiction at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and she’s written articles and essays for The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Reason and The Atlantic.  Her debut book, Thrown, is literary nonfiction about mixed martial arts fighting, philosophy and a search for transcendence.

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2:52pm

Mon October 27, 2014
Community

Nearly 500 Years After Protestant Reformation, Area Catholics and Lutherans Eye Reconciliation

When Martin Luther posted his 95 theses to a church door in the year 1517, he started a revolution that split mainstream Christianity into Catholics and Protestants.  But in the last few decades, Catholics and Lutherans around the world have worked toward reconciliation, and congregations in the Chattanooga area will come together for a special service on October 31st to commemorate the 497t

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2:42pm

Tue October 14, 2014
Happenings

Conasauga River Cleanup Coming up 10/25 in Whitfield, Murray County

From a media release:

Be a part of the local tradition on Saturday, October 25 when you join other volunteers in cleaning up the Conasauga Watershed.  Registration opens at 9:00 am at each of the seven clean up sites located in Whitfield and Murray Counties.  Choose a site and enjoy some muddy merriment as you serve your community and help care for our area’s beautiful streams and river! 

This year’s clean-up will take place at seven locations:

1. Conasauga River at Carlton Petty Road bridge

2. Conasauga River at Highway 2 bridge

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2:34pm

Tue October 14, 2014
Happenings

Riverview Neighborhood Shops to host fundraiser for MaryEllen Locher Breast Center 10/23

From a media release:

Riverview Neighborhood Shops located along 1100 Riverview will be hosting a Ladies Night Out on October 23rd from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Local shops will donate 20% of all sales to the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center.

Riverview Shop for a Cause. Participating stores including: Alice Blue, Hanover Blue, Verde, Mouton Salon, Natural Body, Clay Pot, 1307, Leafy Street, Southern Niceties, and Primo.

12:57pm

Thu October 2, 2014

12:52pm

Thu October 2, 2014
Happenings

Locomotive 4501 Featured In Fall Steam Excursions

From a media release:

The Tennessee Valley Railroad announced today the use of the recently restored Locomotive 4501 on several steam excursions during the fall season. The 4501 will be used for Summer Steam Specials on October 4, 11, 18-19, 25-26, November 1.  In addition, 4501 will be used in combination with Locomotive 630 for a "double-header" excursion to Summerville, Georgia on November 8th.  This will be a special excursion featuring both engines working in tandem for the entire trip.  

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1:24pm

Fri September 26, 2014
Happenings

Public Education Foundation Hosts 25th Anniversary Luncheon 10/22

Chattanooga's Public Education Foundation is hosting the first-ever event in its 25-year history.  On Wednesday, October 22nd from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Chattanoogan Hotel, the foundation will host a luncheon celebrating its 25 -year partnership with Hamilton County public schools.  WUTC's Blake Blum is speaking with Shannon Edmonson, the PEF's Development & Communications Officer.

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1:23pm

Wed September 24, 2014
Storytellers Series

By Asking ‘Impossible Questions,’ A Traveler Creates Oral History

Corianna Moffatt poses with the niece of one of her interviewees from Cuba, NY at their family farm.
Credit Corianna Moffatt

In 2013, Corianna Moffatt quit her job and hit the road.  She was twenty-five years old and working as the Catering Manager at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

“It was with good people in Boston, a city that I loved," she says.  "But I was unhappy very unhappy, and it was time.”

In this audio documentary, she explains why she was unhappy and what motivated her to spend four months traveling around the country, meeting strangers and recording interviews with them.  She also reveals the "impossible" questions she asked to spur conversation. 

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4:51pm

Tue September 23, 2014
Arts & Culture

Sculptor John Henry Plans 33-Acre Sculpture Garden on Chattanooga's Southside

John Henry is a sculptor with an international reputation. He has placed more than 2000 sculptures all over the world. His sculptures are large scale pieces designed to be placed outdoors. Examples of his work are on display in Chattanooga outside the Hunter Museum of Art and in the  Outdoor Museum of Art at Chattanooga State Community College. When Richard Winham talked to John Henry recently he began by asking him how he conceives such huge pieces.

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3:20pm

Tue September 23, 2014
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

TEDxUTChattanooga announces slate of speakers for October 25

The organizers of the first TEDxUTChattanooga are proud to announce the slate of speakers for this year’s event. TEDxUTChattanooga will be held Saturday, October 25, 2014, at the Dorothy Hackett Ward Theatre at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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5:01pm

Fri September 19, 2014
Membership

WUTC Is A Resource Worth Supporting

Do you enjoy the NPR programming WUTC carries? Do you discuss stories you’ve heard with family, friends and work colleagues, or have you discovered a new favorite musician by listening?

If so, now is the time to show your support for WUTC FM 88.1, the public radio station licensed to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  WUTC starts on-air fundraising soon, and we need support from all our listeners to pay programming costs for the next year.

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4:36pm

Fri September 19, 2014
Happenings

This Year's Fly Free Festival is Set for the Weekend of October 10th

Last Fall Corey Petree and his wife, Colleen, staged the first Fly Free Festival outside Nashville. About 1000 people showed up and everyone had a good time, according to Corey Petree—but he lost quite a lot of money. Just the same neither he nor his wife was ready to give up and they are trying again. This time they’ve chosen a location nearer to Chattanooga. In addition, he told Richard Winham, they have a stronger lineup this year.

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