Community

10:00am

Fri June 15, 2012
Extreme Makeover: Camp Edition

The TV Show May Be Over, But 'Extreme Team' Builds On In Chattanooga

Members of the "Extreme Build Team" work at their project headquarters in the mess hall at Camp Joy in Harrison. They're preparing for a blitz build in July.
Mary Helen Miller WUTC

A tornado hit Camp Joy in Harrison, Tennessee, in March and damaged some of its buildings.  Now, the camp is rebuilding, and it has enlisted some unusual help: a famous team of super-fast builders.

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9:44am

Wed June 13, 2012

11:42am

Mon June 11, 2012

11:25am

Mon June 11, 2012
Community

Why Jack Skowronnek is Bald

Jack's Chattanoggins

This is the 4th year for Jack's Chattanoggins, a special event to raise funds for pediatric cancer with a twist.  People shave their heads to raise funds and also show solidarity for children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments.  Jack Skowronnek was 10 years old the first time he shaved his head for children's cancer.  Each year the event grows larger and more people shave their heads

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12:06pm

Thu June 7, 2012
Raising Canine

The Class Menagerie

Amy Boortz feeds rescue dogs in the old Wallaceville School in Chickamauga, GA, where she lives with them.
Mary Helen Miller WUTC

Wallaceville School was built in 1952 as an elementary school for African-American kids in Chickamauga, Georgia. Eventually, it was shut down and auctioned off as private property. Amy Boortz bought the place a few years ago to fix it up a little. Now, it's filled with life again. But this time, the little ones have tails.

4:04pm

Wed June 6, 2012
Riding Around

Out Of The Wheelchair, And Into The Saddle

Mason Plott rides a horse at Eagles Rest Ranch.
Courtesy of Ginger Brown

Usually, Mason Plott is in a wheelchair. But about once a week, he rides a horse at Eagle's Rest Ranch in Flintstone, Georgia, which has a horseback program for kids with disabilities. Riding helps Mason build muscle strength. And it gives him a chance to walk around, way up high. 

 

 

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11:33am

Wed June 6, 2012
A Go-Kart from the Man Cave

Triking with the Birds

If you've driven on I-24 West lately, around NickaJack Lake, you may have seen a strange aircraft in the sky. Is it something that looks like a flying go-kart or a pontoon boat with hang glider wings? Well, you're not dreaming.

The official name for the aircraft is a Krucker Cygnet, also known as a trike. WUTC's Garrett Crowe speaks and flies with trike pilot Erik Graper about the aircraft.

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11:49am

Tue June 5, 2012
Community

Jack's Chattanoggins

Jack and some of the Chattanooga Roller Girls that will be shaving their heads for Jack's Chattanoggins. Starting at left; Wagzilla, Tamara Obscura, Violet Heartbreaker, and Jack.
Jack Shaves for Kids Cancer

When Jack Skowronnek was 10 years old he read a book over the summer about a boy whose little brother had cancer, Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie.  In a show of solidarity with pediatric cancer patients Jack asked his mom if he could shave his head.  Jack just wanted to do something to show support for children fighting cancer.  The inspiration of a child has grown into an annual event. 

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10:34am

Wed May 30, 2012
Local Eats

Cooking with Local Kohlrabi and Fennel

Have you ever cooked with vegetables such as kohlrabi, fennel, or swiss chard? These are just a few of the ingredients commonly used in the new cookbook series from Gaining Ground. The cookbook series is called Eat Up, and the Spring Edition is available at many local farmer markets in the area.

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10:07am

Wed May 30, 2012
Community

Guerrilla Urbanism in Chattanooga

Grassroots efforts to improve your community is a form of guerrilla urbanism and in Chattanooga this past month the issue targeted by the River City Company includes promoting more walking.  Park your car and walk around downtown and to help encourage this signs were posted at intersections pointing the way to local attractions with estimated walking times. 

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10:14am

Tue May 29, 2012
Ultra High Speed

Chattanooga's Got 'the Gig'... But Now, What?

Chattanooga is one of  a handful of places in the country where everyone has access to "ultra-high-speed" broadband.  EPB offers internet that can download and upload data at a rate of one gigabit-per-second, which is up to 200 times faster than what most American's use.

The service, which EPB has offered for about a year and a half, is a source of pride for many Chattanoogans. Still, there isn't a whole lot people can do with all that bandwidth... at least for now.

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9:10am

Fri May 25, 2012
Community

Beast Feast

The friendly annual barbeque competition Beast Feast is Sunday, May 27th at the Chattanooga Market.  Local and regional restaurants and chefs will pile on the pork to compete in the Beast Feast.

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12:39pm

Thu May 24, 2012
Community Kitchen

A Different Sort of Recycling Program

Photo Courtesy of the Chattanooga Community Kitchen

The Chattanooga Community Kitchen has been with Chattanooga for thirty years. Besides feeding and clothing the homeless, the Community Kitchen also has a recycling program. Along with plastic, aluminum, tin, and paper, the Community Kitchen also recycles scrap metal, clothing, and house appliances.

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9:48am

Tue May 22, 2012

12:40pm

Fri May 18, 2012
Berry Nice Weekend

EPB Strawberry Festival at the Chattanooga Market

On Sunday May 20th the Chattanooga Market will be celebrating the annual EPB Strawberry Festival.  In addition to the usual strawberry vendors you can anticipate seeing even more berries at the market this year.  Artisans and other food vendors have been encouraged to include the succulent sweet to their own products and displays to ensure everything is coming up strawberries at the Chattanooga Market this weekend, located in the First Tennessee Pavilion on Carter Street.

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