Archive for January, 2010

Protect Your Water Pipes

January 29, 2010

REPORTING:  RABBIT ZIELKE

With another winter storm approaching, it is a good time to take some simple precautions and protect your water pipes from freezing.  The Tennessee American Water company provides helpful tips and simple tricks to avoid costly repair bills if your water pipes freeze and break.

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On The Fence Design Competition

January 28, 2010

Residents of Chattanooga are encouraged to enter a design for the “On the Fence design” competition to be on display in the Southside for one year.       Deadline for entry is February 19, 2010 and applications can be found on the website at onthefencedesign.com.

Peggy Townsend, head of Chattanooga Public Art Program and Karen Rudolph from the Lyndhurst Foundation talk about the competition which includes a stipend for the chosen pieces.

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Chattanooga Autism Center

January 28, 2010

REPORTING:  RABBIT ZIELKE

The Chattanooga Autism Center is a parent driven organization sharing experience and information with people of all ages living with autism spectrum disorders.  The center works with the TEAM Centers to provide opportunities for families to get together, attend seminars, and work to improve services offered in the community for families.  The Chattanooga Autism Center hosts monthly seminars on a variety of topics.  The goal is to help families over the course of the entire lifespan of those people in our community living with autism spectrum disorder.

Trish and Caelen Cox

Trish and Caelen Cox

Autism: Connecting the Pieces Through the Lifespan is the one day conference hosted by the Chattanooga Autism Center on Friday, February 5th at the Sheraton Read House.  In addition to professional speakers and continuing education credit, the conference offers parents a chance to speak up and address specific needs they my find in their own communities.

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Personal Chef, Rhonda Palmour speaks to healthy eating

January 28, 2010

“Help Me Rhonda” is a personal chef.   She says that being healthy means eating nutritiously.    She supports local and organic fare.    “Save your seeds”, she says and in lieu of pesticides, try diatomaceous earth.

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Costumer Sydney Roberts on life as an artist

January 28, 2010

Named by Atlanta reviewer as the “Willy Wonka” of costume design for “Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Sydney Roberts talks about an artist’s life.

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iPods as Tour Guides at the Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum

January 27, 2010

REPORTING: MICHAEL EDWARD MILLER

The Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum, located on the campus of Southern Adventist University, is using a new kind of tour guide–iPod nanos.

The iPods contain photos, videos, music and narration that complement the museum’s exhibition of ancient artifacts.  I went to the museum to hear more about this unique way of conducting museum tours.

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Yoga for Active Bodies

January 27, 2010

By:  RABBIT ZIELKE

Outdoor Chattanooga is hosting a 12 week yoga series at their new location in Coolidge Park.  The classes are held Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:00 pm beginning February 3rd and continuing through April 21st.   Yoga for Active Bodies will take a gentle approach to relaxing and restoring problem areas of the body and specific muscle groups.  Minya James will be teaching this restorative yoga class which is suitable for all levels from beginner to serious athlete.

You can pay at the door for each individual session or receive a discount by registering for the entire 12 week series.  Pre-registration is available by calling Outdoor Chattanooga at 423-643-6888.

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Dennis Palmer’s Paintings at the Tanner Hill Gallery

January 27, 2010

REPORTING: MICHAEL EDWARD MILLER

In Chattanooga, Dennis Palmer is well known as a member of the Shaking Ray Levi Society, a group that creates and presents many diverse types of music.  However, Palmer is also a visual artist, and his first solo show in over ten years just premiered at the Tanner Hill Gallery on Broad Street.

Palmer says his paintings are apocalyptic.  His style is a mix of voodoo imagery, skulls, bright fluorescent colors, dark humor and more.

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CaribbeanSEA Hosts 6th Annual Beach Party

January 26, 2010

By:  RABBIT ZIELKE

The Caribbean Student Environmental Alliance (CaribbeanSEA) and TenneSEA are hosting a Beach Party on Friday, January 29th at the Bessie Smith Hall in Chattanooga.  This organization works with youth to influence change in how we view our water resources.  Outreach, education, and clean up projects with other organizations in our community helps to instill a better understanding, and perhaps a passion for improving water quality in the next generation of decision makers.

The annual Beach Party is a Caribbean themed celebration and fund-raiser that helps support the educational programming of both CaribbeanSEA and the local chapter, TenneSEA. The event includes dinner, island themed drinks, live music, and a silent auction.  This year the party offers something new and spicy with a salsa contest.  Area restaurants and individuals will be competing to see who can present the best salsa dip in the city.  You can purchase tickets at the door or get a discount by reserving in advance.

The message of CaribbeanSEA is always relevant.  Learn what you can change in your every day actions that could reduce water pollution and improve water quality for all our water systems.

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Chattanooga Association of Landscape Professionals

January 22, 2010

The Chattanooga Association of Landscape Professionals(C.A.L.P.) is an organization that offers educational courses, monthly meetings and public services for groups and organizations in the city.       C.A.L.P. president,  Laura Paschall says the organization is open to professionals working in the “green industry” and she defines this industry.     She also explains the difference between native and exotic grasses and plants and identifies english ivy, kudzu and Japanese honey suckle as both invasive and exotic.

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