Community

10:13am

Wed August 28, 2013
Community

Street Food Scene Picks At The Park

  The Chattanooga Street Food Project is a group of food trucks, carts, trailers, and mobile restaurants of all kinds. To educate Chattanoogans about street food, the organization is sponsoring their second annual Pickin’ in the Park tomorrow. 

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11:57am

Tue August 27, 2013
Accessibility Project

Find Accessible Playgrounds Near You

Originally published on Tue August 27, 2013 12:48 pm

John W. Poole NPR

A community-edited guide to accessible playgrounds. So far, we've identified more than 1,200. Help us find more at npr.org/playgrounds.

Copyright 2013 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

10:00am

Tue August 27, 2013
Community

Chattanooga's Center Park Hosts Free Movie Screenings

Movies at Center Park (formerly Movies at the 700 Block) returns in September with three evenings of fun planned for downtown Chattanooga. 

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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.

10:34am

Mon August 26, 2013
Community

Learn To Plant Your Own Urban Garden

Credit Crabtree Farms

Fair Share Urban Growers is partnering with local agriculture experts to provide a series of 12 workshops for Urban Cultivators to be held at the Glenwood Recreation Center every Monday from 6 to 8 starting August 26th. 

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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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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.

10:00am

Mon August 19, 2013

12:04pm

Fri August 16, 2013
Community

'Paws for the Cause' Fundraiser Coming Up 8/22

The 6th Annual Paws for the Cause event, hosted by Friends of Paws for the Cause, will benefit the Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga.

10:00am

Thu August 15, 2013
Community

Opening Soon: A Food Bank For Pets

Credit 4 Paws Pantry

The grand opening at 4 Paws Pantry, a nonprofit food bank for dogs and cats, will be August 24, 2014. 

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8:42am

Wed August 14, 2013
Memphis to Mountain City

Three Men Planning Walk From West To East Tennessee

On August 24th, three men will begin a journey from Memphis to Mountain City. 

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1:32pm

Tue August 13, 2013
Community

Inaugural Geotourism Conference Promotes Tennessee River Valley

Orchard Knob, part of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Credit Jack Zielke

The first regional Geotourism Conference will be held at the Chattanooga Mariott on Thursday August 15th beginning at 9 am.  The guest speaker for the conference is National Geographic's John Campbell. 

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11:54am

Mon August 12, 2013
Shake It Like A Polaroid Picture

North Shore's 'Analog Convenience Store' Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary

Diana Edwards stands inside her shop Studio Space Junk on Frazier Avenue.

Studio Space Junk at 436 Frazier Avenue sells analog items such as record sleeves, film for Polaroid instant cameras and photography supplies. The owner, Diana Edwards, also offers Polaroid workshops. On August 30th & 31st, the studio will celebrate its one-year anniversary with a Polaroid art show.

8:52am

Mon August 12, 2013
Community

Chattanooga Fire Department And Food Bank Fight Hunger Together

Today begins a week long food drive sponsored by the Chattanooga Food Bank and Chattanooga Fire Department. The drive is called Firefighters Fight Against Hunger. Until August 18th, you can drop a variety of foods to any of the nineteen fire stations in the city, and the food will be donated to the Chattanooga Food Bank.

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9:47am

Thu August 8, 2013
Community

Food Fight With Local Chefs at Chattanooga Market

Credit Chattanooga market

The annual FiveStar Food Fight is Sunday, August 11 at the Chattanooga Market

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