Hamilton Place Joins National Campaign To Prevent Bullying

Thursday, October 10, 2013

October is National Bullying Prevention Month and Hamilton Place is teaming up with Malls and Retailers Unite Against Bullying to bring attention to this important issue.

Captain McFinn and Friends, a nationally recognized leader in early childhood anti-bullying educational programming, is sponsoring the event. More than 100 malls across America are participating.

Events at Hamilton Place

• Community Awareness Event

• Friday, October 11

• 10 a.m.

• Hamilton Place

The community is asked to visit the mall and sign the Anti-Bullying Pledge. Everyone who signs gets a coupon for a free cookie from Great American Cookies. Chick-fil-A will provide light refreshments and families can get their pictures taken with Captain McFinn himself.

Young readers will find Captain McFinn’s books available at a special booth inside Barns & Noble and all children can enjoy a coloring and craft area in the mall.

Captain McFinn and Friends is an educational company and creator of bullying prevention materials. Headquartered in Youngstown, Ohio and launched in 2006, the program features puppets, posters, music and video to tell stories of kindness, respect and personal responsibility.

Where most anti-bullying programs are geared toward tweens and teens, Captain McFinn and Friends is focused on reaching young children, Pre-K through elementary school. The program’s success comes, in part, by utilizing engaging stories of a former “bully” shark (McFinn) and a cast of characters in cartoon-driven narratives that children find engaging.



Whitfield Cert Adds 10 New Members After Emergency Response Training

A father-son duo and a husband-wife team were among the 10 people who completed Whitfield County’s Academy 11 CERT training on Nov. 8-9.  The 10 new Community Emergency Response Team members increase the total to 208 men and women who have completed the emergency training since classes began here in 2010.   The graduates, who completed the intensive training ... (click for more)

The Salvation Army Of Greater Chattanooga Expecting To Feed More Than 1,000 Hungry Neighbors This Week

The Salvation Army, with the help of dozens of volunteers, hosted the 5th Annual Thanksgiving Eve Community Festival Wednesday, from noon–2 p.m. at 800 McCallie Ave. Over 200 were served by 50 plus volunteers. The Salvation Army will also be delivering meals to over 600 homebound neighbors Thursday, on Thanksgiving Day.   Volunteers will arrive at 9 a.m. to begin deliveries ... (click for more)

Woman Assaulted, Man Shot In Chamberlain Avenue Home Invasion

A woman was assaulted and a man shot in a home invasion on Chamberlain Avenue early Friday morning. At approximately 4:43 a.m., the Chattanooga Police Department responded to 2708 North Chamberlain Ave. for a home invasion/shooting.   Officers discovered that a black male forced entry into the residence and assaulted the first victim, a female. Th e suspect ... (click for more)

10-Year-Old Boy Seriously Injured In Attack By Pit Bull At His Home In Sale Creek

A 10-year-old boy suffered serious injuries when he was attacked by a pit bull on Thanksgiving Day morning. At approximately 10:12 a.m. deputies were called to 175 Daugherty Ferry Road regarding a report of a dog attack on a child. On arrival the Sale Creek Fire Department found the child on the front porch of the residence.  The child’s father said his son came ... (click for more)

Lawlessness At Heritage Park

As a frequent visitor at Heritage Park in East Brainerd, I must say that the situation is becoming slightly out of control.  To start, parking is atrocious.  The unpaved lot contains nothing but loose gravel which has naturally given way to divots in the ground assuring you a few bumps.  Why isn't this area smoothed out?  It's not worth parking there anyways ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A ‘Black Friday’ Poem

On this, “Black Friday,” when frantic shopping and crowded aisles cause some nerves to wear thin, please allow me to share a poem a friend sent me not long ago called “Shoes in Church.” Perhaps it will be fitting: SHOES IN CHURCH I showered and shaved. I adjusted my tie. I got there and sat In a pew just in time. Bowing my head in prayer, as I closed my eyes. I saw ... (click for more)