Signal’s “Wizard Of Oz” A Success, Council Members Told

Heavy Rains Threatened To Turn Playhouse Production Into “Wizard Of Ooze,” Dick Gee Joked

Monday, September 09, 2013 - by Judy Frank
Signal Mountain’s 41-year-old amateur theater group and the Mountain Arts Community Center’s music festival were both singled out for praise during the town council’s regular monthly meeting Monday evening.
 
Things were touch and go for a while this summer at the outdoor Signal Mountain Playhouse, Councilman Dick Gee reported, where near constant rainfall threatened to turn its popular “Wizard Of Oz” production into the “Wizard of Ooze.”
 
However, thanks to the combined efforts of town public works employees and playhouse volunteers, he noted, performances were able to go on as planned.
 
Councilman Gee also read a resolution praising this year’s music festival at the Mountain Arts Community Center (MACC).
 
In other arts-related action, the council honored Bob Franklin of Franklin Architects for serving as MACC’s “go-to architect” for advice on everything from how to handle repairs at the facility, to which specialists to consult for particular problems.
 
Finally, council members unanimously approved the appointment of Palisades Road resident Judy Nowlin to serve as a member of MACC’s board of directors until Dec. 31, 2014.

Upcoming City Council Agendas

Here is the upcoming City Council agenda: I.    Call to Order. II.    Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation (Councilman Anderson). III.    Minute Approval.              IV.    Special Presentation. V.        Ordinances – Final Reading:   ... (click for more)

Shooting Of 15-Year-Old Began As Argument Between Teens

According to police, the Tuesday night shooting of a juvenile on Taylor Street started as an argument between the two young men. Terry Marshell Smith Jr., 19, was arrested the following day. Police said the former Hixson High School student shot the juvenile in the shoulder after their argument and then fled the scene.  According to police, Smith admitted to the shooting. ... (click for more)

Better Plan For Walnut Street Hotel

Mitch Patel and his Vision Hospitality Group have unveiled a revised plan for a hotel on Walnut Street. It is much better than the one proposed two years ago. By having no curb cuts on Walnut Street, it makes that special block near the bridge more inviting and safer for pedestrians. Deliveries would be off Riverfront Parkway and hotel access (valet parking) would be off Aquarium ... (click for more)

Thanks For Making The Southern Brewers Festival A Success

Now that the dust has settled I'd like to thank Chattanooga for supporting the Southern Brewers Festival and making it yet another very successful event.    For those who do not know - the SBF benefits the Chattanooga chapter of Kids on the Block and the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.  As a partner helping the SBF with volunteers, sponsorships and the overall production ... (click for more)

Orr In On Four Touchdowns, Irish Defeat Pioneers, 34-20

Notre Dame’s Kareem Orr, one of the area’s top college prospects, showed his versatility Friday night while leading the Fighting Irish to a 34-20 non-district football victory over East Ridge at Raymond James Field. Orr caught three touchdown passes, threw for one and had 121 yards of offense as the Irish leveled their 2014 record at 1-1. The Irish play at Chattanooga Christian ... (click for more)

Baylor Comeback Swamps Webb, 34-7

Baylor lost a fumble on the third play of the game and the visiting Webb Spartans scored five plays later, but the Red Raiders came storming back to win their second-straight game, 34-7, over the D-II, Class A two-time defending state champions. Quarterback Nick Tiano, who has already committed to Mississippi State, hurled two touchdown passes and scored a third on a sneak from ... (click for more)