The Game’s Afoot: Sherlock Holmes And Conan Doyle Class Starts Oct. 23

Monday, October 8, 2012
A drawing of Sherlock Holmes
A drawing of Sherlock Holmes

A four-week class, “The Game’s Afoot: Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle” will combine information about Sherlock Holmes and his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 

Journalist and teacher Janis Hashe, a Holmes fan since childhood, will offer the class at the English Rose Tea Room, 1401 Market St. Included in the class fee are tea and a different English dessert each week. 

"We’ll cover four of the major Holmes stories, combined with a discussion of Conan Doyle himself—doctor, adventurer, author, and finally, spiritualist,” said Ms. Hashe. “Understanding Doyle’s life shines a new light on the creation of Holmes and his enduring popularity. He’s been a ‘celebrity’ since he first appeared in print.”

Ms. Hashe added that class members do not need to have read the stories in advance. “It’s just as much fun to discover them for the first time as it is to re-read them for the 20th time,” she said.

The four classes will be held on Tuesdays, Oct. 23 and 30 and Nov. 6 and 13, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

The cost of the class is $150 and includes tea and desserts at each class.  Rre-registration is required with a maximum of 15 students.  To register and for more information, contact Ms. Hashe, 622-2862 or jhashe@epbfi.com



Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County I-75 North Exit 1 interchange reconfiguration project at mile marker 1:   Work on this project continues. There is now only one exit ramp that allows drivers to turn both east and west on Ringgold Road at a signalized intersection. Traffic has been shifted onto the newly constructed portion of Camp Jordan ... (click for more)

CDOT Announces Construction Closures

1100 Mountain Creek Road  Utility work will require closing the 1100 block of Mountain Creek Road this Saturday through Sunday morning.  Work will begin at 7:30 AM on Saturday, June 23, and the road will reopen Sunday morning.  The 1100 block of Mountain Creek Road is north of N Runyan Drive.  The detour is to use US 27 to Morrison Springs for access to properties ... (click for more)

All School Board Members But Rhonda Thurman Approve Going Ahead With Equity Study

All County School Board members except Rhonda Thurman said Thursday afternoon they are in favor of pushing ahead with an equity study sought by new Supt. Bryan Johnson. Ms. Thurman said she was "tired of bullying tactics by outside groups" such as UnifiEd and Chattanooga 2.0. She said the 132 people who signed a letter in support of the study include people "with deep pockets" ... (click for more)

CARTA Set To Launch One Of Nation's 1st Full-Size All-Electric Transit Buses

ARTA has taken delivery on one of the nation's first full-size all-electric transit buses. Officials said the bus may be ready for the road in about two weeks after some final touchups, including adding a radio. Only one other city - in Washington state - has this type bus on the road. Chattanooga will be the first in the country with three of the models. Two others are ... (click for more)

The Boss, Claude Ramsey

I try not to overuse the word great, but we lost a great man today, Claude Ramsey. I had the pleasure of serving under him as director of Commercial and Industrial Properties for 14 years while he was the Hamilton County Assessor of Property. He was probably the smartest person I have ever known. He was tough but patient, kind, caring and compassionate. He knew how to get ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Not A Blessed One

When I read, to no great surprise, that 132 of Chattanooga’s “leaders” had signed a letter in support of “socioeconomic integration” in Thursday’s Times Free Press, there were two things that were immediately obvious to me: Not a blessed one would have (a) written such a letter on their personal stationery, and (b) not a blessed one would have ever voted for the current president ... (click for more)