Kris Light To Present Workshop At Chattanooga Photographic Society Meeting

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Kris Light will present a workshop at the February 21 Chattanooga Photographic Society meeting.

Kris Light is a lifetime Tennessean who grew up in Nashville. After graduating from UT Knoxville, she lived in Johnson City for two years where she worked at the Quillen Medical School at East Tennessee State University, then moved to Oak Ridge in 1980.

Her life-long love of nature carried over into a profession of teaching science outreach programs to elementary school students for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 1987 and the American Museum of Science and Energy. She also taught science part-time at Willow Brook Elementary School in Oak Ridge for 13 years.

Ms. Light became seriously interested in photography in 2003 when she switched from film cameras to digital. In 2009 she began photographing individual snowflakes with a 105mm macro lens, which led to making note cards and jewelry. The following summer she began photographic moths and soon had images of more than 250 species.

Her photographs have been published in Tennessee Conservationist, Cooking Light, several nature field guides, a German homeopathic medicine book, several science textbooks, and a Rexall herbal supplement label. She and her husband have travelled to all four corners of the United States and Costa Rica. They especially enjoy visiting the western states for their wonderful geological and biological diversity. However, they are always happy to return to beauty of east Tennessee.

The presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the St. John United Methodist Church, 3921 Murray Hills Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416.  For more information call 344-5643 or e-mail Bill Mueller at president@chattanoogaphoto.org.   

 


Chattanooga Public Library Receives Memorial Gift

Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century members of Prudhomme Fort Chapter  presented books to the genealogical reference section of the Chattanooga Public Library.   Reference books placed were Barbados and Scotland Links 1627-1877,  by David Dobson, 2005; and  Scots in the West Indies 1707-1857  (Volume II) by David Dobson, 2006.  ... (click for more)

Hotwater Road Closed For Slope Work May 2-June 10

The Hamilton County Highway Department reports Hotwater Road will be closed beginning Monday, May 2, for slope stabilization road work that is expected to continue until June 10. (click for more)

Dewayne Ray Burns Wanted After Firing Shots At Fort Oglethorpe Police Officers

Dewayne Ray Burns is wanted after police in North Georgia were led on a chase, and he fired shots at officers. Burns fired shots in their direction late Thursday night. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department are investigating the incident. According to park rangers on the scene, the Burns ran away, while firing shots in the direction ... (click for more)

5 Considered For Cleveland City Manager Position

Five names were selected  Friday  by a citizens advisory committee to send to the Cleveland City Council for consideration as the next Cleveland city manager. The five are Angie Carrier, Joe Fivas, Mark Reeter, Seth Sumner and Julie Underwood. The list is being sent in alphabetical order so no one has an advantage when the city council considers the candidates. ... (click for more)

Jill Levine Is An Educational Rock Star

No one has covered the Hamilton County Department of Education drama better than Roy Exum.  Thank you, Roy, but I take issue with your unnamed sources.  Professional jealousy and sour grape darts should not be anonymous.   HCDE is so dysfunctional, and there is good cause to place this public organization under a microscope, dissect it into pieces and discard all ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Settle It With A Vote

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, which I consider a pretty good authority on what words really mean, defines “freedom” in this way:  “The quality or state of being free: such as, (a) the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action; (b) liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another; (c) independence -- the quality or state of being exempt ... (click for more)