Fri October 25, 2013

It’s Owned by a Church, but The Camphouse isn’t a Christian Coffee Shop/Listening Room

For the past three years, The Camphouse has slowly been growing its reputation as both a gourmet coffee shop and an ideal listening room for acoustic music.

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Fri October 18, 2013

Chattanooga Receives Code For America Fellowship

In 2014, some of the country's best web developers will take residence in the Scenic City. At least three fellows from Code For America will create web applications to serve the community of Chattanooga.

Mayor Andy Berke said in a media release, "City Government will collaborate with some of the top developers and designers from across the country, creating open-source web applications to help address important issues in our community - including public safety."

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Fri October 18, 2013
Behind the Headlines

Why Investigative Journalism Matters: A Conversation With Los Angeles Times Editor Davan Maharaj

Los Angeles Times editor Davan Maharaj.
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Maharaj, a University of Tennessee at Chattanooga alumnus, returned to his alma mater Thursday to speak to students in the Department of Communication’s new television studio.  Before Maharaj met with students, WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller and Maharaj had an extended conversation about the value of in-depth journalism.  They discussed a series of investigate reports Maharaj wrote which led to changes in California law.    

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Tue October 15, 2013

National Park Service, State of Tennessee to Re-Open Smoky Mountains National Park

The National Park Service has entered into an agreement with the State of Tennessee to re-open the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Tue October 15, 2013

Tax Foundation Ranks Tennessee’s Business Climate In Top 15

Tennessee is ranked #15 for having a business-friendly tax climate, according to the Tax Foundation.
Credit The Tax Foundation

The Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan research organization, has ranked the Volunteer State’s business tax climate as the 15th best out of all 50 states.

From a media release:

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Tue October 15, 2013
Slice of Victory

Mellow Mushroom’s Bradley Johnson Wins National Pizza Competition

Bradley Johnson displays his award.
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  Bradley Johnson, a Mellow Mushroom employee in Chattanooga, won the freestyle pizza-spinning competition at the American Pizza Championship.  The championship took place in Las Vegas last week, and Johnson will next travel to Parma, Italy for the 2014 World Pizza Championships.

“I got into pizza spinning by a challenge from my dad that I could never spin a pizza,” Johnson said in a media release.

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Fri October 4, 2013

American Planning Association Designates Walnut Street Bridge a Top 10 Great Public Space for 2013

The Walnut Street Bridge in 2005.
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The Walnut Street Bridge is the only site in the South to receive a Great Public Space designation this year.

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Wed October 2, 2013

See How Obamacare Could Impact You & Your Family

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act began October 1st.  See how the changes could affect you with this Obamacare calculator.


Thu September 26, 2013

Chatt Aspies History Hunters Group Explores Historical Sites

The Chatt Aspies History Hunters group takes field trips to sites like Engel Stadium and Point Park and investigates Chattanooga history.  The social group is open to people with Asperger’s Syndrome and other autism spectrum disorders, as well as any teens and adults interested in Chattanooga’s past.  

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Wed September 25, 2013
Giving the clean, taking the dirty

Local Service Delivers And Cleans Cloth Diapers

Wee Care's Swaddle-Swap Mobile

Wee Care Diaper Service specializes in delivering cloth diapers to costumers in Chattanooga.  And as their website claims, they even do the "dirty work".

During early mornings, Wee Care Diaper Service travels around the city in the SwaddleSwap-Mobile, a trailer with diaper-storage containers attached, to provide customers with cloth diapers. 

They also pick up and wash the "dirties" as well.

In this story Lee Gates of Wee Care Diaper Service travels to St. Elmo to deliver clean diapers. 

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Thu September 19, 2013
No Joke

Chattanooga Featured on 'The Daily Show'

Daily Show reporter Al Madrigal asks, "Is that why Honey Boo-Boo is forced to drink so many Red Bulls? Because of the water shortage?"

Chattanooga was featured in Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show' in a segment about the water dispute between Tennessee and Georgia. 

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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.


Wed September 11, 2013

Chattanooga Neighborhood Association Council Prepares For Meeting With Mayor

  The Chattanooga Neighborhood Association Council is a group which tries to unite and represent all of the neighborhoods in the city. 

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Fri September 6, 2013

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.


Thu September 5, 2013

Park(ing) Day Will Create Mini Parks in Metered Spaces

Credit River City Company

The 6th annual Park(ing) Day in Chattanooga is Friday, September 20th from 11 am to 6 pm.  Area residents and corporations reserve metered parking spaces for one day and use that space to engage the community in play and activities. 

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