Chattanooga YFD Weekly Top 10

Monday, July 29, 2013

Here is the list of Top 10 events for Chattanooga YFD this week:

#1  Last Week of Kidz Kamp
Parents, and community, this is the final week of another very successful summer camp for over 700 youth. This week's schedule remains the same, however in the coming weeks as we prepare for fall school year, please check with your local center for any schedule changes. 

#2   ASA Softball National Tournament 
100 Girls 12U Softball Teams Competing in Chattanooga. Back to back weeks have our crews busy as we welcome the ASA 12U National Tourney to Summit of Softball and Warner Park. These girls are some of the best players in the United States, with a few local teams competing. The public is invited to watch the games for a small fee from ASA. For more information, click here

#3   Riverfront Nights on Chattanooga Waterfront - Ross's Landing  
"Riverfront Nights" focuses on local people and institutions who promote healthy lifestyles, sustainable development/business practices and, of course, an intense love of outdoor, adrenaline producing recreation...All shows are child and pet friendly, Doors open at 6:30pm. Local opening bands start around 7 p.m. and headliners kick into high gear promptly at 8 p.m. and play till 10-ish. www.riverfrontnights.com

#4   Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Accepting Applications for certain clients.  Did you know we assisted 296 households in July? Right now, we are accepting applications from clients who have not received LIHEAP assistance since June of 2012. For more information, please contact  757-5541 or  click here.

#5   Park Steward Clean Up Day this Saturday at Portland Park
At the bottom of Signal Mountain. Families welcome.  Volunteering is fun, volunteering as a family is a life-long memory shared with each. This Saturday, join park stewards as they help bring a little TLC to Portland Park and Disc Golf course. We will clean, pick up, adjust signs and much more. For more information, call 580-9489 today.  Located at 409 Signal Mountain Road.

#6  Free Step Aerobics Classes at Glenwood Center
Want to get in shape, stay in shape or if you are just curious, but don't want to spend the money? No problem. Join the staff at Glenwood Center for free step Aerobics on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. weekly. For more information, call 697-1284. Located at 2610 East 3rd St. 

#7  Low Impact Aerobics at Hixson Community Center
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:15-10:15 a.m.  In July alone we had 131 participants. Everyone is invited to participate to earn your body, increase energy and self-esteem as well as reduce depression. All you have to do is show up. For more information, please call 490-9289. 

 In the Weeks to Come: 

#8  Annual Hamilton County Minority Health Fair at Eastgate Center
Saturday, Aug. 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. One mile fun walk at 7:30 a.m. This event will provide guest with heart healthy refreshments as well as useful information...all free of charge. Health screenings are available. Call 423-778-5465 for more information. 


#9   State of Tennessee Mobile Career Coach Comes to Hixson Community Center
Saturday, Aug. 29, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The TN Mobile Career Coach gives you a free opportunity to have professionals work with you on resumes, cover letters, job searching, interview skills and much more. All you have to do is stop by with your licence. For more information call 490-9289. Located at 5400 School Dr. in Hixson. 

#10  Lexia Reading Programs Coming
6 total sites expected this fall school season.   Our commitment to education is priority #1 in a number of our centers. We must help improve literacy rates in Chattanooga. For weeks now, we have been installing and tweaking the first phase of a major literacy program for youth in the city called Lexia. As we approach public launch dates, more information will be provided.  In the mean time, for more on this program please click here.



Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County:  I-75 North Exit 1 interchange reconfiguration project at mile marker 1: Work on this project continues. The project will result in a reconfiguration of the exit ramps and will combine both northbound exits (1A & 1B) into one, which will allow drivers to turn both east and west on Ringgold Road at a signalized ... (click for more)

Girl Scout Cookies To Be Delivered Saturday

Over a million boxes of Girl Scout Cookies are arriving across the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians service area for pickup by volunteers. Local volunteers are counting, sorting, and delivering the cookies to waiting troops….who will bring the treats to their customers. Customers will begin getting their cookies within days.  For those that didn’t make an ... (click for more)

Erlanger Has Unique Ribbon Cutting For $16 Million Heart And Lung Institute

Erlanger Health System unveiled its new $16 million Heart and Lung Institute on Thursday with a unique ribbon cutting. Dr. Larry Shears, a renowned heart surgeon who was recruited for the center, used the Da Vinci robot that he often operates with to clip a ribbon by remote control. The "hospital within a hospital" is on the fourth floor of the Baroness Erlanger campus on E. ... (click for more)

City Files Petition To Turn Confederate Cemetery Over To Sons Of The Confederacy

The city of Chattanooga has filed a petition in Chancery Court asking that management of the Confederate Cemetery be turned over to the Sons of the Confederacy. The Sons of the Confederacy, a group that has long taken care of the cemetery, joined in the petition. The cemetery is located by the UTC campus. It is beside the Citizens Cemetery and the Jewish Cemetery on the old ... (click for more)

Reflections On Billy Graham

Sandra and I are saddened this morning after learning of the death of Billy Graham. We rejoice today, because Mr. Graham once said "It will be reported that Billy Graham has died, but that won't be the truth. He said the truth is that he had only moved to a new location".  I remember when we named 15th Street as Billy Graham Avenue, his daughter Gigi came for the dedication ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Me & Billy Graham

For several years in my life it seemed my bad arm and I spent more time at Mayo Clinic than we did in my own house. I hold the record for the most different infections in an elbow at the same time, and my medical charts never had my name on them, instead I was simply, “Mr. Complication.” One morning in particular I spent a horrible three hours in the “nerve conduction lab” with ... (click for more)