Chattanooga YFD Weekly Top 10

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Here is the Chattanooga YFD Weekly Top 10 for the week of July 22 and beyond. 

#1  Foster Grandparent Program Needs Volunteers
Do you love working with children and want to help them reach their full potential? Are you low income and 55 years of age, or older? Can you spare 20 hours a week to work one-on-one with special-needs children? If so, you may qualify to serve as a foster grandparent in one of 41 non-profit agencies who partner with the Foster Grandparent Program, including day care centers, mentoring sites, schools, hospitals, Head Start sites, and special education departments and centers. Call 423-757-5509 to find out more. 

#2   NSA Softball World Series
160+ Girls Softball Teams Competing in Chattanooga.  Hundreds of girls ages 10-18 who have traveled as far as Canada are competing in the National Softball Association World series at Warner Park, The Summit of Softball and Camp Jordan. The public is invited to check it out. 

#3   Free Ballet Performance Friday at UTC
Dance Alive and Ballet Tennessee Summer Intensive (both summer programs for area youth) invite you to a free ballet performance at Hayes Concert Hall, at the UTC Fine Arts Center Friday at 6 p.m. Come see the talent our youth have and cheer them on as they dance the night away.  For more information on the program, click here

#4  Free Movies in the Park Saturday at Coolidge Park
This is the last weekend to enjoy Movies in the Park at Coolidge Park...a great family event.  Saturday at 8 p.m., enjoy a free movie about a  prehistoric family who discovers a whole new world after their cave is destroyed.  

#5  Packing AT&T Field Saturday
Park The Park Polio Prevention Night. The Chattanooga Youth and Family Department will have over 200 youth attend the Lookouts game Thursday at 7:15 p.m., thanks to a donation of tickets from the North River Rotary Club who will "Pack the Park for Polio" Thursday.  

#6   Play in the 2013 Senior Olympics
Ages 50 and up.  Games Sept. 14-25.  Age is only a number. Compete in the 2013 Senior Olympics in badminton, basketball, pickleball, shuffleboard, table tennis, volleyball and track and field games. Those interested can call 755-6114 or can register online here.

#7   Thursdays at Eastgate Senior Center, Free Fun 
Located at Eastgate Town Center. Tap Dancing (10 a.m.), Chair Yoga (11-11:45 a.m. in August), Bible Study (noon), Bowling at Holiday Bowl (1 p.m., $5.50/3 games, must mention red-headed pins to get discount), Bingo (1-3 p.m.) and Zumba (1 p.m.) 

#8  Senior Walking Classes at East Lake Center 
Free, Monday-Friday, 11:#0 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Join friends or create new friends at East Lake Center, and get in shape as well. Free walking classes daily starting at the center (3610 Dodds Ave) at 11:30 a.m.. If too hot, we'll take it inside. Call 867-4498. 

#9   East Chattanooga Community Outreach Festival Saturday
From 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 2409 Dodson Ave. Fun, free day for the entire  family, full of information for the youth and young at heart. Booths include McKamney, Chattanooga Cares, TN Meth Task Force, Virginia College, BCBS, First Things First, Chattanooga Fire Department, Tyner Marching Band and more. Call 635-5393 for more information. 

#10  Westside Center Youth Football and Cheerleading Signups 
1201 Poplar St. Sign-Up now at Westside Center until Aug. 16. Cost of program is free. Ages 7-12 and birth certificates are required. For more information call 756-3541 or 313-0810.

Fire Started By Wall Heater Prompts Safety Warning From Fire Marshal

Chattanooga firefighters responded to a house fire at 2820 4th Ave. shortly before 4 p.m. on Thursday. Captain Brandon Schroyer with Engine 9 said heavy smoke was showing when the first firefighters arrived on the scene. The firefighters made entry into the house and located the fire in a back bedroom. Battalion Chief Ashley May said the firefighters had the fire out within ... (click for more)

CUFI Presents "A Night To Honor Israel"

Christians United for Israel, along with churches in North Georgia and the Greater Chattanooga area, invites the community to a “Night to Honor Israel” on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle in Ringgold.   "The purpose of this event is to show solidarity between Jewish people and Christians in their support of Israel," officials said. The ... (click for more)

Domestic Assault Charge Dismissed Against Bobby Stone In Case Involving Mayor's Top Advisor; Stone Says Berke Had Inappropriate Relationship With His Wife; Says Berke And Fletcher Conspired To Arrest Him

A charge of domestic assault was dismissed Friday morning against Bobby Stone in a case involving a top advisor to Mayor Andy Berke.  Afterward, Mr. Stone told reporters that the mayor had an inappropriate relationship with his wife, Lacie Stone. He also charged that Mayor Berke and Police Chief Fred Fletcher conspired to arrest him. Mr. Stone is expected to file ... (click for more)

Christopher Padgett Taken Into Custody

A Chattanooga man who went on the lam after cutting off his ankle monitor and failing to show up for the third day of his felony murder trial is back in custody. Christopher Padgett was arrested by Chattanooga Police in the 3200 block of South Street at 12:55 a.m. He had made a $350,000 bond just before the start of his trial in the slaying of taxi driver Nathan ... (click for more)

Literacy Is Critical

Government spending is often portrayed as a freight train "quickly running out of track." And there is some truth to that statement. There is not an endless supply of money to fund every good idea that comes along, and we must acknowledge that problem. Fiscal responsibility is a must.  That is why spending on priority issues like public education is important. You can spend ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Prayer Over Despair

As a strong proponent of early voting, I joined hundreds at the Hamilton County Election Commission headquarters on Amnicola Highway yesterday to exercise what I consider one of our greatest freedoms – “for the people, by the people.” Candidly, I have never been as upset or as disappointed over my choices for President in my life. Locally I am fine with our candidates but to pick ... (click for more)