Morning Pointe Creates Thomas The Train Birthday Surprise For Ethan Woody

Thursday, August 22, 2013
Morning Pointe of Chattanooga resident Lillian Samuel with Thomas the Tank creation
Morning Pointe of Chattanooga resident Lillian Samuel with Thomas the Tank creation
- photo by Amy Clarke

Residents at Moring Pointe of Chattanooga helped make a Thomas Birthday Party extra special for Ethan Woody. Ethan, who is turning four, is the son of the life enrichment director at the assisted living community.

The seniors often enjoy Jennifer Halpin's stories about her children so when they heard about Ethan's Thomas the Train Birthday party, they wanted to help make it extra special. 

After much research, they came up with the idea to actually make Ethan his very own Thomas the Tank engine.

Lillian Samuel was the chief engineer on the craft project.



Ethan Woody enjoys his new Thomas the Tank engine that was hand-crafted
by the residents at Morning Pointe of Chattanooga
Ethan Woody enjoys his new Thomas the Tank engine that was hand-crafted by the residents at Morning Pointe of Chattanooga
- Photo2 by Amy Clarke

Love's Travel Stops Raises Money For Children's Hospital

Love’s Travel Stops team members and customers raised more than $14,900 during Love’s annual fundraising campaign for Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.   Employees invited customers to purchase a $1, $5 or $20 Miracle Balloon at the register during the recent month-long fundraising campaign, Put the Money Where the Miracles ... (click for more)

Erlanger East Hosts Tailgating Event This Saturday

Attendees have an opportunity to support their favorite football team while getting medical information and free health screenings during Erlanger East’s Tailgating event  this Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.   Erlanger East’s new Center for Breast Health will be open for tours with opportunities to schedule or even have a mammogram done at the same time. ... (click for more)

Erlanger Refinancing To Provide Cash For New Children's/Women's Hospital, $50 Million Erlanger East Expansion, $8.5 Million Surgical Improvements

Erlanger Health System officials said an overhaul of the hospital's debt will include $70 million in new loans for several major hospital projects - including $11.5 million toward a new $30 million Children's/Women's Hospital. The overall cost of the latter facility is $30 million, but the hospital is seeking significant outside gifts and support. It will also pay for a $50 million ... (click for more)

Legendary Radio Broadcaster Luther Dies At 92 After Record 74 Years On The Air; Funeral Will Be Thursday At 2 PM At Engel Stadium

Legendary radio broadcaster Luther Masingill died early Monday morning at Memorial Hospital surrounded by family and friends. He was 92 and had been on the air for a record 74 years. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at Historic Engel Stadium, 1130 E 3rd St., at 2 p.m. with Pastor Todd McElyea officiating.   Honorary pallbearers will be the staff at ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Has Lost Its Most Popular Citizen - Luther Masingill

Chattanooga has lost its most popular citizen – Luther Masingill. Although we are saddened we cherish the memories.  All of us have a Luther story.  Mine is the first time I met Luther.  This was before TV and all of Chattanooga listened to Luther on the radio.  I was 12-years-old.  Some of my buddies and I had gone to the State Theater in downtown ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: UT Ain’t Heard Nothing Yet!

Just moments before Florida would seal a football 10-9 victory over Tennessee in early October, the student section in Neyland Stadium stooped to a new low when it vociferously chanted, “F*** you, Florida! F*** you, Florida!” It was shocking, a loud and vulgar display of all that sportsmanship isn’t, and served as a great embarrassment to Knoxville and the university. Jimmy Cheek, ... (click for more)