Parkridge East Hosts "Mommy-To-Bee" Maternity Event Aug. 24

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Parkridge East Hospital will celebrate the excitement of birth and and new beginnings with an exclusive “Mommy-to-Bee” event for expecting mothers on Saturday, Aug. 24. This morning of educational classes and fun activities is designed to help moms-to-be prepare for the moment when they will meet their new babies for the first time. 

The “Mommy-to-Bee” event begins at 9 a.m. and features door prizes, vendors, an Ask-the-Doctor panel, a hospital tour and a baby shower. Participating vendors will include Babies R Us, Kindermusik, Origami Owl, Blue Sky Photography and more. As part of the event, First Things First will offer the “When Baby Makes Three” class designed to help new parents maintain a healthy relationship while adjusting to the demands of life with a new baby. 

The cost to attend the “Mommy-to-Bee” event is $10 per person and attendance is strictly limited to the expectant mom plus one guest. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call MedLine at 800/242-5662. Parkridge East Hospital is located at 941 Spring Creek Road in East Ridge and is a part of Parkridge Health System.


Caregiving Course Offered At Highway 58 Dunkin Donuts

  As a Certified Caregiving Consultant and Education, Christopher-Charles Chaney is offering free educational caregiving workshops which identify the six stages of caregiving, six coping strategies and one perspective to provide direction and support to family caregivers.    The Caregiving Workshops will be in the Dunkin Donuts conference room at 4535 ... (click for more)

Helen Ross McNabb Center Opens Newly-Renovated Facility On Bailey Avenue

The Helen Ross McNabb Center and the community will celebrate the opening of the newly-renovated 1408 Bailey Home, one of the Center's five supported living homes in Chattanooga, with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on  Friday, June 2, at 11 a.m. The Center, with support from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, the City of Chattanooga and First Tennessee Bank, ... (click for more)

Richard Anderson, 29, Struck And Killed While Trying To Cross Highway 153

Richard Anderson II, 29, was killed Friday night, while trying to cross Highway 153.   Chattanooga Police responded at 11:36 p.m. to a traffic crash involving a pedestrian struck.   A Honda Civic driven by Kelsey Hamilton, 20, was traveling southbound on Highway 153 in the middle lane with other traffic in adjacent lanes.   Mr. Anderson, wearing ... (click for more)

Eppard, 32, Charged With Aggravated Statutory Rape After 17-Year-Old He Was Living With Has Baby

Police have charged 32-year-old Anthony John Eppard with aggravated statutory rape after the 17-year-old girl he was living with had a baby. Officers were called to a civil dispute on Hillsview Drive on March 8. It was then found that the girl was living at the residence. She could not supply the name of next of kin or a legal guardian. The girl was placed in state custody, ... (click for more)

Silence Ain’t Golden Anymore

There are times – moments – in life that you never forget. That night in 1972, sleeping over at my buddy Bart’s house, was one of them. We had been to a middle school concert and his big brother was in the band (very cool stuff for a 14-year-old!) and as we lay on the floor in our sleeping bags in Bart’s room he said he wanted to play a record that his brother listened to. And, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Prove No Improvement

The startling news that this year’s standardized testing was wasted on graduating seniors across Tennessee is most unsettling. This week it was learned the test results, which were to represent 10 percent of our seniors’ final grades, was a total bust. Coupled with last year’s gargantuan testing failure – the whole effort had to be scrapped -- it is now becoming realized that for ... (click for more)