"Seinfeld" Director And Producer To Sign Books At the Kamama Gallery In Mentone

Friday, March 29, 2013
Tom Cherones
Tom Cherones

Author Tom Cherones will be giving a short reading, answering questions, and signing copies of his new book at Kamama Gallery in Mentone, Ala., on Saturday, March 30, from 2-3:30 p.m. 

Mr. Cherones is best known as an award-winning TV director and producer. His hallmark as a director and producer was working on the first five seasons of the "Seinfeld" comedy series, for which he received an Emmy, Golden Globe, Peabody and a Director's Guild of America Award.

In his first published novel, "The Mystery of the Golden Goblet, A Hardly Boys Adventure" he has conjured up a simpler era, a modern take on the old Hardy Boys series, which evokes a time when male heroes were idealist, courageous and part of close knit families. Three 1950's era chums awaken after being "geriatrically" frozen for 50 years and find themselves healthy 70 year-olds ready to finish high school and solve crime with their dad.

Mr. Cherones grew up in the 50's in Tuscaloosa, Ala. With his wife Carol Richards, he divides his time between Florence, Or., Taos, N.M. and Los Angeles, Ca. His daughter Susan Cherones is a Mentone resident and the editor of "The Groundhog" publication.

Ringgold Playhouse's The Nerd Tickets On Sale Now

The Ringgold Playhouse is prepping for the kickoff of its 2016 season, and tickets for the opening production of Larry Shue’s “The Nerd,” are on sale.  After closing out its 2015 season in late September, TRP will open its seven-show production of “The Nerd” on Jan. 21.  “It’s a very funny show, and we’re excited to be able to share some more laughs with the community,” ... (click for more)

Grammy-Winning Banjoist Alison Brown At Barking Legs Dec. 17

Grammy-winning banjoist and Compass Records co-founder Alison Brown is playing at the Barking Legs Theater on Thursday, Dec. 17.  It will be her first show in Chattanooga since her sold out Christmas show with the Symphony last year, and the first since the release of her new album The Song of the Banjo, in October. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $20, ... (click for more)

City Council Votes To Allow 7-Story Apartments By Southside Historic District, But Ground Floor Must Be Commercial

The City Council on Tuesday night voted to allow a seven-story apartment on Cowart Street by the historic district. However, the council is requiring that the ground floor be commercial. The developer, Belle Investments, initially wanted apartments on all seven floors. Due to the change, another reading will be required next Tuesday. The Planning Commission and staff had ... (click for more)

Alexander Says Republican Predictions Were Right That “Obamacare Was Historic Mistake”

Five and a half years after the White House health care summit at Blair House, Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander on Tuesday spoke on the Senate floor to discuss what he said Republicans warned the president would happen if Obamacare became law – and to outline what this “historic mistake” of a law looks like for millions of Americans today. Senator Alexander ... (click for more)

City Council Travesty

  City Council just voted for a seven-story downtown building in a district zoned for 48' height limit. Setback to the building behind will be 6'. This is to allow the current building owner access to their property to maintain it. What I do not understand is how in the fire district this proposed building is in can a parking deck seven stories tall not have alley access ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden In December

As the fallen leaves confirm today is the first of December, my monthly walk in life’s garden is more foggy than fun. In much-older times, good children would get a piece of candy on Christmas Day while bad ones would receive a lump of coal. So here are some things that deserve a helping of both: A PIECE OF CANDY to the amazingly few who can spy a nest of mistletoe high in area ... (click for more)