Quest For A Cure Research Dinner Is Nov. 2

Party Like A Rock Star Event Benefits American Lung Association

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Chattanooga area supporters of the American Lung Association in Tennessee will gather for the Quest for a Cure Research Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 2.  The theme for the event is Party Like a Rock Star in the 1980's. 

Participants may come dressed as a “Rock Star “of the 1980’s. The Quest for a Cure Research Dinner will benefit the American Lung Association in Tennessee’s life saving Pulmonary Disease research and educational programs.  

The location of this year’s event will be the Chattanoogan Hotel –in the Ballroom. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails, vendors, and a silent auction followed by a gourmet dinner, “Rock Star” acknowledgement, program, live auction and the Rubik’s Groove Band. There will be awards for the best “Rock Star” costumes. 

Porsche of Chattanooga, BlueCross BlueShield Community Trust, Chattanooga Allergy Clinic, are among the sponsors for the event. There are a few sponsorship levels still available as well as individual reservations for $75 each until Saturday.  Auction item donations are also gladly accepted.  Contact the American Lung Association in Tennessee office at 629-1098 for more information or go on-line to make reservations.

Harvest Festival In Menlo Park Community Is Oct. 29

There will be a Harvest Festival in the Menlo Park Community in Brainerd on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. The event will be held at Greater Emmanuel Church, 400 Tunnel Blvd., and everyone is invited to attend this free event.   Activities will include Trunk or Treat, carnival games, face painting, bounce houses and other entertainment.  Free winter coats ... (click for more)

Tennessee Highway Safety Office Promotes National Drug Take Back Initiative

In efforts to prevent drugged-impaired driving statewide, the Tennessee Highway Safety Office encourages Tennesseans to participate in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back initiative on Saturday. THSO asks residents to dispose of unused and/or outdated prescription drugs to help prevent the illegal use and abuse of prescription drugs by ... (click for more)

Mayor Berke, Lacie Stone Were At Swanky New York City Hotel While Bobby Stone Was Plying The River

Mayor Andy Berke's top advisor Lacie Stone accompanied him on a trip to New York City on April 12-13 and they ended up at a swanky spot where Ms. Stone's husband, Bobby, had taken her before. They sat at the Stones' favorite table.   Bobby Stone, who has accused his wife of having an affair with the mayor, has said that Lacie Stone told him that she and the mayor kissed ... (click for more)

Fire Displaces Family Of 7

No injuries were reported in connection with a house fire on Saturday afternoon that displaced a family of seven. The Chattanooga Fire Department received the alarm at 4:11 p.m. and responded to 3308 Dodson Ave. with five fire companies. Captain Wadie Suttles with Engine 4 said heavy fire was showing when the first firefighters arrived on the scene. As additional firefighters ... (click for more)

Please, No Short Term Vacation Rentals In My Neighborhood

Approval of the short term vacation rental item on the City Council agenda for Tuesday  will be the next step toward commercializing our residential properties and communities to benefit those more interested in making money than preserving an old, well-established, rich community of like-minded families.    Anything requiring a business license is ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Kelly Could Win It

I am neither a sleuth nor an odds maker but I’d say there is about a one-in-three chance that Interim Hamilton County Department of Education Superintendent Kirk Kelly could become the permanent superintendent of our public schools next Thursday. I am assured something squirrelly is happening on our newly-seated school board. It has been seven months since the last superintendent ... (click for more)