Chattanooga

5:23pm

Wed September 18, 2013
Happenings

Ninth Annual Go!Fest is Saturday, September 23rd at Chattanooga Zoo

Go!Fest is an annual celebration for everyone. Too often people with disabilities are left out of the party because it’s assumed they can’t or won’t fit in. But as anyone who has attended Go!Fest for the past eight years can attest, that’s all wrong. Most people with a disability—physical or intellectual—want nothing more than to be treated just like anybody else.
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3:56pm

Tue September 17, 2013
Southern Lit

Gilmore Weaves Compelling Tale of Small-Town Seamstresses in ‘The Funeral Dress’

Random House recently published a new novel from Southern author (and Chattanooga resident) Susan Gregg Gilmore. She won acclaim for her first two novels, Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen and The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove.   The Funeral Dress is inspired by real seamstresses who worked at a Dunlap shirt factory in the 1970s.

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3:21pm

Mon September 16, 2013
Let's Talk About the Weather

Climate Change: Did Paul Say It Would Be Like This?

WRCB-TV weatherman Paul Barys joins WUTC's Richard Winham for an extended chat about climate change and other topics relevant to Barys's long career. Barys is the longest-serving television meteorologist in Chattanooga. He started at WRCB in 1985, and "Paul said it would be like this" has become an oft-repeated phrase around town, a testament to his accuracy in predicting the weather.

5:12pm

Fri September 13, 2013
Books

The 'Color of Christ' and The Civil War: A Conversation With Edward J. Blum

An interview with Edward Blum.

Publisher's Weekly named The Color of Christ as one of the best religion books of 2012.  

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2:23pm

Mon September 9, 2013
Arts & Culture

Chattanooga Artists Create Animal Art, Pet Portraits for Reflections Gallery

  Opening September 12th and showing through October 24th, the new Reflections Gallery exhibit features farm animals, wild animals and household animals.  Patrons can even commission portraits of their cats, dogs and other pets.  Reflections Gallery is located at 6922 Lee Highway.

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5:04pm

Fri September 6, 2013
Community

Chattanooga's Center for Mindful Living Hosts Open House Sunday, September 8th

The Center for Mindful Living, a non-profit center dedicated to teaching and supporting mindful practices, is hosting an open house on Sunday, September 8th from 3 until 5. In a press release from the center, mindfulness is summarized as “the practice of being present and accepting ourselves and others without judgment or fear.”

The 4000 square foot facility is divided into four offices as well as open spaces including a meditation and contemplation room with an adjacent outdoor garden, as well as an education studio, a library and a kitchen.

12:03pm

Fri September 6, 2013
Arts & Culture

21 Galleries Participating in AVA's Gallery Hop on 9/7

An interview with AVA Director Anne Willson and board member Bobby Stone.

The seventh annual AVA Gallery Hop, taking place September 7th, offers art lovers a chance to visit 21 different galleries in downtown Chattanooga and win an instant art collection.

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5:28pm

Mon August 26, 2013
On The Road

Ayesha & Zachary Reynolds Plan 30-Day 'Caravan of Change' Tour

Ayesha and Zachary Reynolds, a married couple who live in Chattanooga, want to travel in a vintage Airstream trailer across the Southeast and help ten people improve their lives.  They call their project Caravan of Change, and they're planning to create short films based on their journey.  To raise funds for travel and filming costs, they've started a Kickstarter campaign.

11:31am

Fri August 23, 2013
Nonprofits

Chattanooga Organization is Eradicating Childhood Malnutrition in Haiti

Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas. When local cardiologist Mitchell Mutter first began visiting the island in 1988, 25% of the children on the island were starving. After visiting the island on week-long medical missions for seven years working in chaotic conditions with few resources treating as many people as he could, Dr. Mutter reached a crossroads.

Despite the best efforts of Mutter and his colleagues, a 3-year-old child he’d been treating for malnutrition died in his arms. It was at that point he realized that he and his colleagues would never be able to correct the terrible conditions on the island by themselves. After months of agonizing over the problem he decided to form an organization called Children’s Nutrition Program of Haiti so that, as he put it, “Haitians can help Haitians to solve the problems of health, economics, infrastructure, and literacy.”

Fifteen years later their work is beginning to bear fruit. 

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11:16am

Fri August 23, 2013
Books

Wooley Pens Clerical Crime Novel 'Murder, Intelligently Designed'

An interview with Becky Wooley.

Becky Wooley's Grit and Grace mystery novels feature amateur detectives Grit Griffin and Grace Willis, two churchgoing sleuths whose cases are often entangled with church drama and theological questions.

Murder, Intelligently Designed is the second book in the series,  a clerical crime novel that combines questions about faith and science with a whodunit plot.

Becky Wooley lives in Chattanooga, and is a minister's wife and former church secretary.   

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3:58pm

Mon August 19, 2013
Ecology

DeWaard Presents 'Mystery & Magic of Monarchs' 8/25

Outdoor educator Wanda DeWaard will give a presentation, "The Mystery and Magic of Monarchs," at Chattanooga State Community College's Humanities Auditorium on Sunday, August 25th.  The Tennessee Aquarium and the Tennessee Valley Chapter of the Wild Ones are partnering with each other to bring DeWaard here.  In this segment, we talk about monarch butterflies and milkweed with DeWaard and Sally Wencel, President of the Tennessee Valley Chapter of the Wild Ones.

11:29am

Mon August 12, 2013
Education

Mentors, High School Students Sought for Architecture, Construction & Engineering Program

The ACE Mentor Program of Chattanooga, Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia connects high school students with architects, engineers and other professionals in the construction industry.  Students who participate in the program work on design teams, learn real-world skills and get the opportunity to win scholarships. 

5:39pm

Tue August 6, 2013

4:08pm

Mon August 5, 2013
Education

New Public Service Awareness Campaign Helps Kids, Parents Discuss Bullying and Cyberbullying

Project Anti-Bully has developed a social media campaign to help kids and parents talk about bullying.  The campaign is called It’s Not Physical  It’s Personal.

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4:31pm

Fri August 2, 2013
Education

Federal Deficit Reduction Efforts Could Eliminate 1,200 Tennessee Children From Head Start

Head Start programs help disadvantaged children prepare for early education in primary school.  But due to federal sequestration efforts, many local kids  will not be able to attend Head Start and Early Head Start programs.  WUTC's Mark Colbert has this report.

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