Chattanooga YFD Weekly Top 10

Monday, May 20, 2013

Here is the weekly Top 10 for Chattanooga YFD:

#1  Warner Park Pool and Spray and Play Opens Saturday for the Summer
Everything opens Saturday, 12:30-5 p.m.  Summer is here.  Both the pool and spray park open 12:30-5 p.m. this weekend and stay open all summer. Check out the new obstacle courses, register for swim lessons and more. Call 697-1385 for more.  Click here for the five pool locations.  Click here to download your own copy of our pool schedule. 

#2  Community Center Summer Hours and Holiday Hours  
Centers Closed Saturday-Monday.  New summer hours are changing due to school letting out for the summer. All centers will switch to Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Brainerd, Hixson and South Chattanooga Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.  All centers will close this Saturday-Monday to celebrate Memorial Day.

#3  Meet a Pro Cycling Team and Learn Helpful Bike Tips Friday at East Lake Community Center
United Health Care's Team to Donate $1,000.  The public, especially parents, are invited to hang out with the Pros this Friday from 1-2 p.m. at East Lake Community Center, (3701 Dodds Ave). Everyone will learn a little extra bike safety as well as great tips for the road. Free water bottles to be given away. United Healthcare will also donate $1,000 to the Department of Youth and Family Development, to purchase fitness equipment and help fight growing obesity rates together.  

#4  Friday Fun Days at Eastgate Senior Center
Check out just one day of Fun! every Friday, Seniors can enjoy: Seniorcise Aerobics (9:15-10:15 a.m.) $1/class, Line Dancing (10:15 a.m.) free, Table Games (1 p.m.), Bridge Club (12:30-4 p.m.), Book Club 4th Fridays (12:30-1:30 p.m.)  Trips, and more. Check out the full schedule here.  Call 855-9444 for more information.   

#5  Scenic City Adaptive Rowing
Free for veterans with disabilities.  Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m. Non Veteran Group, May 29.  Veteran Group May 22.  Greenway Farms in Hixson.  Free. RSVP to Jessie at 643-5716 or steele_je@chattanooga.gov. 

#6  Register for Hershey's Track and Field Games
Youth Olympic Style games held at Tyner June 14 at 10 a.m. Registration is free.  Everyone has a chance to be among the 480 athletes who qualify to compete at the North American Final. Helping get kids on the right track, teaching lifelong lessons, and having fun every step, leap, jump and throw along the way. 

#7  Patten Pottery Studio Open to the Public
Located in Lookout Valley.  Monday, 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, 3-9 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Even If you create at home we can fire your work. Also make glazes. Firing costs $10 per shelf. Open studio cost is $10 for three hours. Clay is $25 for 25 pounds and includes both bisque and glaze firing. Over 20 glaze choices. Call 821-9631 for more information. 

#8  Free Preschool Craft and Story Hour at Brainerd Complex- Starts May 28
Every Tuesday 9-10 a.m.  Energetic, fun and enthusiastic leaders will read stories and create crafts with the children. All are invited. Call Christina at 425-3600 for more information.  All free. Preschoolers will participate in themed activities.  Parents must attend.  

#9  Late Night Hoops Sign Ups
15 & Up Boys/Girls games all summer at Howard. Boys/Girls 15U &18U. Registration, now-June 7.  Games played over the summer at Howard High School and all teams are free. Games are play Friday and Saturday evenings in a safe, but competitive atmosphere, with a end of season tournament. For more information on how you can get involved, swing by your local community Center or call Richard at 643-6055. 

#10  Free Girls Softball and 13-15 Boys
Baseball sign ups continue.  RBI, (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) After a successful start to the 5-12 age group, we are now signing up girls and teen teams. Games will begin in June.Stop by your local center. Download applications here.  Volunteers are still needed. For more info, call Montrell at 643-6058. 


East 5th Street Streetscape Project Begins Monday

East 5th St. will undergo sidewalk replacement and streetscape enhancements to add lights and trees along the streets starting on  Monday . During this time, parallel parking only will be allowed along E. 5th Street and the road will be closed to thru traffic from the ramp off Houston St. Work for this project is expected to continue until  Wednesday, Oct. 26 ... (click for more)

Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: U.S. 27 (I-124) widening from I-24/U.S. 27 interchange to north of the Olgiati Bridge over the Tennessee River, including widening the Olgiati Bridge:  Work on this project continues.  The speed limit on U.S. 27 in the construction zone has been lowered to 45 MPH.  The contractor may have temporary ... (click for more)

Boyd Questions Effectiveness Of Read 20 Program; Coppinger Defends It

County Commissioner Tim Boyd said he questions the effectiveness of the Read 20 pre-K literacy program and wants the director to come before the County Commission to answer questions.   County Mayor Jim Coppinger defended the program, noting that it was the creation of former County Mayor Claude Ramsey.   Commissioner Boyd said the low literacy level hearing ... (click for more)

Corker Says Without Budget Reform, Washington Is “Laying A Huge Burden On Future Generations”

In remarks on the Senate floor  on Wednesday , Senator Bob Corker joined a number of colleagues to discuss the broken federal budget process.   “The processes that we have in place make it impossible for us to really deal with our country’s fiscal issues,” said Senator Corker. “Today is the perfect example of that: we pass a continuing resolution ... (click for more)

Jimmy Templeton Will Be Missed At The City Yards

If only we had known about the Chattanooga City Council's planned retirement send off for Jimmy Templeton of Public Works, the room would have been filled to overflowing with his friends and admirers - including me.   I have had the honor of knowing and working with Jimmy since the 1970's (and also knew his father "Big Jim").  Jimmy was a strong right hand for whoever ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Knobfather & Me

I’ve seen some beautiful things in my life. I’ve eaten dinner inside the Eiffel Tower with the city of Paris all aglitter below. I’ve been sprayed by champagne in the Dallas Cowboys’ dressing room after they won the Super Bowl. I’ve stood both at the top and at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. I’ve snorkeled in the Great Exuma islands, learned to snow ski in the Austrian Alps, and ... (click for more)