Disney Stars From Austin & Ally Visit Children's Hospital

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Two stars from the Disney Channel’s hit show Austin & Ally made a surprise appearance Saturday visiting patients at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. 

Ross Lynch and Laura Marano play polar opposite characters, Austin Moon and Ally Dawson, as a singer/songwriter team who are trying to make it big in the music industry. 

Their fun and charismatic personalities were a big hit with the patients and their families.  As Ross and Laura visited each patient, they talked about their favorite cartoons, their own characters on the show and travels throughout the United States

Twelve-year-old Shealeigh Brewer was so excited when the stars entered her room. “I am a huge fan and have seen all of your episodes,” she exclaimed.  The three of them talk extensively about their favorite episodes.  Shealeigh then asked Laura if the two are anything like their characters in real life.  “I am a lot like Ally, but not as shy,” said Laura.  “Ross says he is more mature than Austin.”  Without revealing too much, Laura also let Shealeigh in on a little secret about an upcoming episode that will certainly surprise all their fans. 

Ross and Laura’s visit was made possible by the Chattanooga Times Free Press and Children’s Hospital at Erlanger Kidz Expo.  


Chattanooga Heroes Run/Walk Scheduled For July 16

Last  July 16 , Chattanooga was changed forever following the tragic shootings at the Armed Services Recruiting Center on Lee Highway and the U.S. Naval Operational Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center on Amnicola Highway.   One year later , thousands of supporters will participate in the Chattanooga Heroes Run/Walk to honor and remember those ... (click for more)

Morning Pointe Residents 'Pay it Forward' At Steak N' Shake

Residents at Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at Shallowford think they have an interesting and kind way to have fun - paying for strangers' orders at the Steak N' Shake on Gunbarrel Road during Half Price Happy Hour.  The assisted living residents say they find enjoyment going through the drive-thru in the Morning Pointe bus and buying their favorite milkshakes, while paying ... (click for more)

Large Hole Develops In Lane Of I-24 Eastbound Over Chestnut Street; Emergency Repair Undertaken

 A large hole developed in the I-24 eastbound bridge over Chestnut Street in Chattanooga on Sunday evening. Jennifer Flynn of TDOT said, "The hole is such that we are having to close a lane to protect traffic.  This will cause a significant backup in traffic, especially given the holiday.  "This is the same bridge, but different location that we recently did ... (click for more)

12 Lost Hikers Rescued At Rainbow Lake, Edwards Point

Eleven adults and a child were briefly lost at Rainbow Lake and Edwards Point trails on Signal Mountain on Sunday. A 911 call was made at 9:45 p.m. from one of the hikers reporting the group lost sunlight hiking out of the trails at Edwards Point. Th Signal Mountain Fire Department and the Walden's Ridge Emergency Services have responded to the scene to ... (click for more)

Parking Discrimination Downtown

Many taxpayers who reside in Chattanooga (but outside Chattanooga's core) feel left behind when it comes to neighborhood paving, sidewalks, policing, streetscaping, street sweeping, public transportation, and other services. Some think most tax dollars are spent on downtown and not in their neighborhoods. It's not as if they can't vicariously experience the largesse of downtown. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: One Nameless Ghost

One hundred years ago the United States was at war. The most intense fighting during World War I was on what was called The Western Front. The Germans wanted to invade France from the north and in order to do it, they had to push through Flanders province in Belgium. It has been described as a hell unequalled in raw hand-to-hand combat, In just four months on Flanders fields, ... (click for more)