Archive for July, 2011

July 29, 2011

 

Reporting: Bobby Sullivan

The Chattanooga Market and Mayfield’s Ice Cream is coming together again for the second year for Mayfield in Pink. For a donation, guests can enjoy five different flavors of pink ice cream: Strawberry, Cherry Nut, Cherry Cordial, Black Cherry, and Strawberry Cheesecake. This event will take place at the market (First Tennessee Pavilion) this Sunday from 11 A.M. till 4 p.m, and all proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation which in turn helps those in Chattanooga to help fight and prevent this disease. I spoke with Paul Smith, the general manager of the Chattanooga Market, to find out more.

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Nationally-Recognized Storyteller Connie Regan-Blake Coming To Chattanooga Library

July 29, 2011

© Storywindow.com

For Connie Regan-Blake, it’s a homecoming.  She’s a nationally recognized storyteller who has appeared on “All Things Considered” and performed at the world’s biggest storytelling festivals.  She got her start in Chattanooga, Tennessee, at the public library.  And on Monday, August 1st at 7 p.m., she will appear at the Public Library downtown and tell more stories.

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From the library’s Web site:

In celebration of Connie Regan-Blake’s 40th year as a professional storyteller, join us for a family performance at the library – where it all began!  From Appalachian Mountain tales to literary stories & true-life adventures, Connie’s storytelling will entertain, intrigue & delight all. For more information, call 757-5314 and/or visit Connie’s website at http://www.storywindow.com/. Sponsored by: Friends of the Library and The Public Library

McKamey Animal Center Implements New Program: Bully Blockade

July 29, 2011

Reporting Garrett Crowe

The McKamey Animal Care and Adoption Center in Chattanooga recently implemented a new program called Bully Blockade. The program’s purpose is to lower the American Staffordshire Terrier population in animal shelters in the area. Garrett Crowe spoke with Karen Walsh, executive director of McKamey Animal Center,  about the new program.

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Challenger Center Keeps Shuttle Legacy Alive

July 29, 2011

Courtesy NASA.gov

 

Although the era of the space shuttle has finally come to a close, Challenger Centers–including the one in Chattanooga–are keeping the legacy alive.  These centers offer students a chance to use science, technology and math skills during realistic simulations of space missions.

New Scale To Measure Hurricanes

July 28, 2011

Reporting:  Rabbit Zielke

The National Weather Service may soon have a new tool to assist in predicting a hurricane’s strength.  The Integrated Kinetic Energy  or IKE scale is designed to include storm surge along with the wind speed to help predict the destructive potential of a hurricane.  Patent for the IKE scale has been issued to Dr. Timothy Reinhold from the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety and Dr. Mark Powell, scientist at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Tennessee Valley Institute for Nonprofit Excellence Conference Coming Soon

July 27, 2011

People who work at nonprofits can learn more about fundraising, social media, civic engagement and more when the TVI conference happens in August.

The Tennessee Valley Institute for  Nonprofit Excellence conference will happen on August 11th.  People planning to register for this conference need to do so by August 3rd.

Shelia Moore joins us today to discuss what conference participants can expect.   Moore is the Executive Director of the United Way’s Center for Non-Profits and Volunteer Center.

Call or email Sara Collier (saracollier@cnpchatt.org/ 423-752-0329) for more information.

Honey Harvest 2011

July 27, 2011

Reporting:  Rabbit Zielke

The Creative Discovery Museum downtown Chattanooga is home to three beehives.  The hives are located on the roof of the museum.  Each year at harvest time local beekeepers from the Tennessee Valley Beekeepers Association and the Northwest Georgia Beekeepers Association spend time at the museum harvesting the honey from the beehives and teaching children about the honey bee.  The Honey Harvest for 2011 is July 30 and 31 from noon to 4:00.  Activities include beehive demonstration, honey extraction, honey tasting, beeswax candles and more.  Volunteer beekeepers will be available to answer questions on both days.

 

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Mud Run & Swamp Romp

July 26, 2011

Reporting:  Rabbit Zielke

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga is hosting the annual Mud Run and Swamp Romp August 20th.  The Mud Run is a 5k team obstacle course that includes mud pit, climbing walls and tire traps.  Once again the Mud Run will take place at Greenway Farms. Team registration is open for the first 400 teams.  The Swamp Romp later that evening will be a low country boil at the First Tennessee Pavilion.

 

August 20th

Mud Run:  Greenway Farms 9:00 am

Swamp Romp:  First Tennessee Pavilion 6:00 pm

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Mud Run, Swamp Romp, obstacle course, Habitat for Humanity, Chattanooga, Greenway Farms

BESSIE SMITH IS STILL REMEMBERED

July 25, 2011

Reporting: Bobby Sullivan

Many people know who Bessie Smith is, especially in this part of the state because she grew up here! She started performing on the streets of Chattanooga, and later went on to become an international artist.
The Bessie Smith Heritage Festival took place Saturday, August 20th on Martin Luther King Boulevard, and I spoke to Rose Martin, president of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center more about the event.

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WRESTLE HEMIA AT J.J.’S BOHEMIA JULY 3OTH

July 25, 2011

Reporting: Bobby Sullivan

On July 30th, Wrestle Hemia will be performing at J.J.’s Bohemia on Martin Luther King Boulevard. Wrestle Hemia is sponsored by the Subterranean Circus in Chattanooga. This group hopes to bring back the traditional appreciation for circuses and sideshows as the performers entertain with amazing acts of the human body.

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