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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An interview with Frank Davy of the Hixson Flight Museum
The Hixson Flight Museum is the only museum in Chattanooga dedicated to aviation. Their collection includes two T-28 fighter aircrafts, a 1958 Piper Apache, and 1946 Taylorcraft plane. On Saturday, September 14th, the Hixson Flight Museum is planning an upcoming event called Wings, Wheels, and Water.
Before the age of digital text, art, and images, there was manual printmaking. Using machines such as typesetters and linographs, mass communication could be accomplished centuries before the computer. On Saturday, August 31st, there will be a family printmaking workshop to “explore early newspaper typesetting methods”. The workshop takes place at the Museum Center at Five Points in Cleveland and begins at 10 AM.