An interview with Diana Edwards, owner of Studio Space Junk.
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.
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.
Established in 2008, the Chattanooga Roller Girls have had some success in the sport. In 2012, the ladies went undefeated at home. Proceeds from their bouts and events also benefit the Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga.
The Chattanooga Roller Girls have their final home game at the Chattanooga Convention Center Saturday, August 10th, at 7 PM. They play against the Greenville Derby Dames.
Melanie Lyon taught yoga classes at various locations around Cleveland, Tennessee, but she didn't have a permanent studio to call home. She enlisted the help of several other Cleveland yoga instructors and opened 5ive Point Yoga & Massage, located in the heart of Cleveland's up-and-coming downtown district. 5ive Point is the area's first full-scale yoga studio, and it offers beginner classes as well as all-levels classes.
Tennessee's annual sales tax holiday runs August 2 - 4 this year, and shoppers are expected to save between $8 and $10 million on items like clothing, school supplies and computers. For computer sales in Tennessee, these are even bigger sales days than Black Friday. These weekends are touted as economic boost for Tennessee and tax relief for low-income families, but a nonprofit research group, the Tax Foundation, says these tax holidays may not actually do much for the economy.
An interview with Jason Griffey, creator of LibraryBox
In late June of 2013, Jason Griffey, a librarian at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, began a Kickstarter campaign for LibraryBox 2.0. LibraryBox is described as a device that can "share files with anyone, anywhere, off the internet, even off the power grid."
Working like a thumb drive with a wireless connection, LibraryBox can distribute files to anyone with a wi-fi capable device such as a tablet, smartphone, laptop, or personal computer.
With an initial goal of $3,000, the campaign ended on July 28th. LibraryBox made its $3,000 and then some.