Blood Assurance has been providing a safe blood supply in Chattanooga and 47 other counties since 1973. Prior to that time, people in need of blood had to rely on friends and relatives. In addition to ensuring a plentiful supply of whole blood, Blood Assurance also distributes plasma and blood platelets, primarily to cancer patients. It was the parents of a cancer patient who established the Blood Assurance Foundation. The foundation gives scholarships to local high school seniors every year.
For the next three weekends, The Signal Mountain Playhouse is mounting a production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King & I. The two leads in the musical are both opera- trained singers, which is increasingly common in musical theater. Seth Carico plays the king and Jennifer Arbogast) is Anna, the English teacher whose relationship with the King of Siam and his children is the core of the story on which the musical is based.
Rabbit Zielke is joined by Signal Mountain Chess Association members Nicholas Barrett, Daniel Miranda, Adrian Andreescu, Coach Bill Cheal, and camp counselor George Andreescu to talk about Summer Chess Camp with the Mountain Education Foundation July 14 - 18.
Credit Stacy Miranda
If you want to keep your game sharp, you have to keep practicing it. That is part of the idea behind the Summer Chess Camp that is being offered by the Mountain Education Foundation.
LEED certification is a standard for sustainable building set by the United States Green Building Council for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and green|spaces is offering a chance to learn more about the latest LEED standards LEED IV.
A local grass roots organization is working to encourage involvement in Hamilton County Public Schools. UnifiEd is hosting debates between the candidates for school board seats in District 5 and District 9.
The Chattanooga Symphony’s Independence Day Celebration is set for Thursday, July 3rd in Coolidge Park starting at 8 o’clock. In addition to the music, there’ll be food available from vendors in the park, or people can stop at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre for their Star Spangled BBQ event. Kim Jackson from the Chattanooga Theatre Centre and Molly Sasse from the CSO discuss it in this interview segment.
Memorial Health Care System’s new technology improves lesions and mass detection in women with dense breast.
Dense breast tissue can make cancer harder to detect on a traditional mammogram, which increases the risk of a late-stage diagnosis in many women, according to the American Cancer Society. The new Tennessee state law effective Tuesday, July 1, 2014, will require mammography radiologists to notify women of their breast density and offer other screening options in addition to their routine mammograms.
WTCI-PBS and the Chattanooga Times Free Press will host a Republican primary Congressional debate for the citizens of the 3rd Congressional District. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann and the Republican primary challenger, Weston Wamp, have agreed to participate in a debate on July 2nd, 2014 at the WTCI studio at 7540 Bonnyshire Drive. Dave Flessner, Chattanooga Times Free Press Business Editor, will moderate the debate.
Shakespeare Chattanooga has a new production opening this weekend in the Ripple Theatre on Brainerd Road. As they have in the past, Janis Hashe and her company have taken some liberties with the setting for the play. It was set in Athens, Greece by Shakespeare, but Shakespeare Chattanooga’s version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is set in Athens, Georgia.
Janis Hashe, Stephanie Smith and Steve Disbrow discuss the play in this interview.