Cindy Pare Speaks At ElderScholars Meeting March 12

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Cindy Pare, administrator of the Mary Ellen Locher Foundation, will speak at the March ElderScholars meeting Tuesday, March 12, in the Lookout Mountain Room at the UTC University Center at 1 p.m.  The room is located in the center of the first floor on the Food Court end. 

Ms. Pare’s duties include communications with applicants, marketing and public relations, event planning, and office management.  A native of Raleigh, N.C., Ms. Pare earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was formerly an education reporter for the Chattanooga Free Press and has a background in marketing and public relations in both the private and non-profit sectors. She is married to Mike Pare, deputy business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. They have two daughters and two grandchildren and are active members at Red Bank Baptist Church.

The Mary Ellen Locher Foundation is a national college scholarship program for children who have either lost a parent to breast cancer or have a parent who is a breast cancer survivor. The awards are designed to ease the financial and emotional burdens faced by families dealing with the disease. The organization was founded in 2002 by Mary Ellen Locher, a well-known WTVC news anchor and health reporter. She started the foundation because she was concerned about the future of her own son. Ms. Locher died in 2005 after her third bout with cancer. 

The ElderScholars will meet at the University Center Cafeteria for lunch around noon. They will not have an ElderScholars sign prepared to place on the table in the food court, but will be hoping for their usual table. The official meeting starts at 1 p.m.

Parking is free in any UTC lot; be sure to place a letter on the dashboard indicating that you are attending the ElderScholars meeting. If you have any difficulty with ticketing, please take your letter and the ticket to the University "Police Station" which is at the top of the hill at the end of the street directly behind the Student Center. 



ShapeShifter Gallery Has Opening At Apothecary Gallery

ShapeShifter Gallery will have its opening at Apothecary Gallery on July 7 during First Friday.  Apothecary Gallery is at 744 McCallie Ave., on the corner of Palmetto and McCallie. The show and reception will last from 5-9 p.m. Artist Carina Pearson will be present.  Review for ShapeShifter Gallery: This show explores the feminine psyche. Examining emotions ... (click for more)

Author Andrew Bledsoe Is At Chickamauga Battlefield Saturday

In partnership with the National Park Service, Eastern National will host author Dr.  Andrew S. Bledsoe at the Visitor Center at Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday.  Dr. Bledsoe will be signing copies of his book, Citizen-Officers: the Union and Confederate Volunteer Junior Officer Corps in the American Civil War, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.   He will also provide a special ... (click for more)

City Council Approves Short Term Vacation Rental District In 7-1 Vote

The City Council on Tuesday night voted 7-1 to set up a district where short term vacation rentals will be allowed. Only Councilwoman Demetrus Coonrod was opposed. Chairman Jerry Mitchell was absent. The district includes the Downtown Overlay (mainly Downtown, the North Shore, an area stretching to Missionary Ridge, and the Southside. It also includes all of Lookout Valley.  ... (click for more)

New Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series Debuts In August

Organizers of a brand new live concert series on Wednesday revealed the lineup and headliners for the Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series. On Thursdays, from Aug. 24-Oct. 26, Chattanoogans will enjoy 10 weeks of free, live music on the lawn of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center featuring local, regional and national talent.  After learning about the opportunity for Chattanooga ... (click for more)

CPS Should Have A Manned 24/7 Presence In Every County

This week something became abundantly clear to me. The Department of Child Protective Services in the state of Tennessee, or at least in Hamilton County, are asleep at the wheel.   Early yesterday afternoon local news stations broke the news: "Animals Removed from Soddy Daisy Home."  What the news station either didn't know, or didn't report, was that the children of ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Heroes Gather On July 14

Oliver North, whose journey as American patriot has not been an easy one, never lost hope. He once admitted he lied to Congress under oath, was found guilty of three felony counts after he followed the direct orders of his superiors, and then endured the wrath of the ignorant before the ACLU – of all sources – had the charges vacated. The former Lt. Colonel in the Marine Corps ... (click for more)