Community

3:01pm

Wed March 21, 2012
Showtime

Local Indie Filmmakers to Showcase Work at 'Open Screen Night'

The independent film group, Chattamovies, is hosting an open screen night. Independent filmmakers in the area will have a chance to show short films at the event on March 31 at the Heritage House in Chattanooga.

The event is free and open to the public. It will last about an hour and a half. Chattamovies is no longer taking submissions for this open screen night, but the group plans to host two more this year.

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10:31am

Wed March 21, 2012
Community

Catholic Charities to Hold 30th Annual Fundraising Dinner

Catholic Charities is hosting its 30th annual fundraising dinner on March 29 at the Chattanooga Convention Center.  Christine Willingham, the site coordinator with Catholic Charities, talks about the event and what the organization does in the Chattanooga area.

 

 

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11:39am

Tue March 20, 2012
Community

What Do A Bar, A Bank And A Church Have In Common? They'll All Walk At 'Strides'

The 17th annual Strides Of March walk will happen Sunday, March 25, 2012 in downtown Chattanooga, starting at Renaissance Park.  It's a fundraiser for Chattanooga CARES, and the event brings together diverse teams of walkers--people from Chuck's/SCC, Suntrust and Grace Episcopal are among the top fundraisers.

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11:03am

Tue March 20, 2012
Red Cross Month

For Two Red Cross Volunteers, Tuesday is Forever 'Alexian Day'

At Alexian Village Health and Rehabilitation Center on Signal Mountain, Tuesday is known as Red Cross Day, because it's the day when Red Cross volunteers come each week. Two of the volunteers, Winnie Rose and Grace Cantey, have been coming every week since the 1970's, and they've become close friends over the year

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10:44am

Fri March 16, 2012
Pet Party

McKamey's 'Yappy Meower' Series Benefits Homeless Cats and Pups

Beavis Cuddlesworth is one of thousands of kittens adopted from McKamey.

McKamey Animal Center on North Access Road gives medical care and shelter to animals without homes.  Executive Director Karen Walsh talks about a new, recurring fundraiser series called "Yappy Meower."  Future dates and locations include Sticky Fingers on March 19, Mia Cucina on April 6th and The Blue Plate on May 1st.  Mary Helen Miller visited McKamey to find out more about the services -- some of them quite quirky -- that McKamey offers  its animals.

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11:43am

Wed March 14, 2012
Community

'Design Girl' Spring Break Camp to Teach Girls About Fashion

Spring break is coming up for Hamilton County schools, and Girls Inc. of Chattanooga is running a camp for girls.  The manager of elementary age programs at Girls Inc., Toccora Johnson, talks about the upcoming camp.

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12:24pm

Thu March 8, 2012
Birds Of Prey

SOAR Celebrates St. Patty's With Raptor Party

Based in Wildwood, Georgia, SOAR (Save Our American Raptors) is having a fundraising event on March 17th--St. Patrick's Day.  The event will include a Birds of Prey program, educational activities, a children's art contest, a silent auction and a party.  It will take place at the Lookout Mountain Flight Park Club House starting at 1 p.m.

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5:12pm

Wed March 7, 2012
Community

Screening is Key in Finding Colorectal Cancer

Each year, there are up to 150,000 new cases of colorectal cancer in the United States. And, it kills up to 50,000 people every year. March is colorectal cancer awareness month, and Dr. Andy Lovette, a general surgeon at Memorial North Park Hospital, says that if you're at risk, screening is crucial.

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8:24am

Mon March 5, 2012
Community

Fourth Team Presents Urban Design Challenge Concept

The River City Company is celebrating 25 years of working with the community to build a better Chattanooga.  The Urban Design Challenge is part of that celebration.  In this challenge design teams are provided with an area of the city in need of a makeover and the teams develop a concept to improve the location with the future of the city in mind.  Three teams have already presented their concepts.  There are six total teams in the Urban Design Challenge.  The fourth team

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2:37pm

Mon February 27, 2012
Save A Life

Blood Assurance Needs Your Blood. Now.

The blood supply in the Chattanooga area is lower than it should be, and it’s been that way all year. Blood Assurance collects blood for more than 50 health care facilities in the region. And they say that donations tend to drop off in the winter. Mary Helen Miller visited the Blood Assurance donation center and lab at the Chattanooga headquarters.  She got some first-hand insight into the blood shortage in the area.

2:35pm

Mon February 27, 2012
Community

Medicaid Provides Intensive Family Intervention For Troubled Georgia Residents

Intensive Family Intervention teams help keep families together in Georgia.  The teams go into homes and work with parents whose children have been diagnosed with mental illness, substance abuse problems or behavioral disorders.  Sometimes these children are on the verge of being sent to a mental health facility, a juvenile detention center or foster care, and IFI teams work to prevent that.

IFI services are funded by Georgia Medicaid, and families must meet specific requirements to qualify.

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3:13pm

Mon December 19, 2011
WUTC Local

A Visit To The Folk School Of Chattanooga

The Folk School of Chattanooga

Rabbit Zielke

Chattanooga, TN – The Folk School of Chattanooga is located at 250 Forest Avenue in North Chattanooga and offers music lessons, workshops and concerts with a focus on folk music, bluegrass, mountain music, Celtic music, and the music of Appalachia. The venue is fairly small so most concerts at the Folk School offer limited seating and a chance for a very special evening with the artist.

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11:58am

Thu December 15, 2011
WUTC Local

Not The Bobcat You Remember: From Zed To World's Greatest Dad

Bob Goldthwait Interview

Michael Edward Miller

Chattanooga, TN – Bobcat Goldthwait is coming to Chattanooga on December 16th and 17th for 3 shows at the Vaudeville Cafe. If the only thing you remember about Goldthwait is that he played Zed, a howling, hyperactive character in the Police Academy movies, then you've missed the best part of his career.

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11:22am

Wed December 14, 2011
WUTC Local

WITCHES Brings Supernatural Intrigue To The Scenic City

WITCHES Brings Supernatural Intrigue To The Scenic City

Michael Edward Miller

Chattanooga, TN – In this segment, we're talking to Jimmy Lee Smith. He's writing and directing a new urban fantasy series called WITCHES, which is filmed in and around Chattanooga.

Four episodes have been released so far. They can been seen online at WebWitches.net.

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11:48am

Thu December 8, 2011
WUTC Local

Sixty Years After Her Death, Anna Houston Is Still A Mystery

Sixty Years After Her Death, Anna Houston Is Still A Mystery

Michael Edward Miller

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