Chattanooga Weekly YFD Top 10

Monday, January 27, 2014


This Saturday, Feb 1st, Eastdale YFD Center 1:30-3 p.m.
Plan meals using the Choose My Plate guidelines
Read food nutrition labels to know the salt, sugar, and calories in the foods you eat.
Understand the harm obesity, hypertension, and diabetes can have on your body.
Beware of how what you eat and how much impacts the ability of medications to work.

To register call (423) 521-5026 or send an email to In partnership with A VILLAGE PROJECT - CHATTANOOGA

Every Monday 7-8pm on Groove Radio FM 93.5

PLUS, we hear from Dr. Doug Fairbanks from First Centenary United Methodist. Both will join us tonight to discuss the roll that faith-based institutions play in the community. 

Tune in tonight from 7-8pm on Groove 93....or listen live  at  If you missed a show, no worries, all shows can be found here: 


Sign Ups Start This Week! 

Boys and Girls! Ages 3-12. RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) sign ups are going on now at ALL Youth & Family Development Centers. New This year, TEE-BALL for ages 3-4! 

Sign up NOW through March 1st at any center, or call Montrell for more information at 643-6058. 

Opening Day: March 22nd at Warner Park. 

Volunteers/Coaches Needed! 


This Saturday 10am-1pm

Students, need community volunteer hours? 

We are mulching, cleaning the picnic areas, fixing fence and more. We will provide a little TLC to this park, between South Broad and Market Street in Chattanooga's South side. The City will provide all the materials and tools, all you need to do is show up. Kids are welcome. 


Listen Tomorrow on WNOO at 2pm! 
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

provides assistance with home energy bills for residents who qualify. For more information about the program and requirements, listen tomorrow at 2pm on 1200am, or call 757-5541. 


Register NOW-Feb. 26th. Tyner YFD Center

Adult Women's basketball has returned! Grab your team for a fun, challenging league for all levels. Registration is open now through Feb 26th, with games starting in March! Space is limited so sign up today by calling 423-855-2664 or visiting Tyner YFD Center at 6900 Ty-Hi Drive.  


Education and Diet Program at North River Civic Center. February 5th, Noon-1pm.  

Executive Chef, and food and services director of Life Care Centers of Hixson will present and ongoing educational series with cooking demonstrations with topics on how fresh, frozen and canned vegetable impact your bones and body functions. 

The program is free! For more information, call 842-0049 or stop by the North River Civic Center, just behind Northgate Mall in Hixson. 


Saturday, Feb 22th at Hixson YFD Center 

Middle School and High School, we are calling on you for our Annual Blacklight Dodgeball tournament. Taking Place at Hixson Youth and Family Development Center, 5600 School Drive, Saturday night, January 25th. Teams are free to play, but you must register by calling 490-9289. or by registering here 



Saturday February 22nd. 

Join the Eastgate Senior Activity Center and help keep american history alive by sharing this experience with your family! This is a trip for ALL ages!. 

Transportation, meals, and entrance to the exhibit for a low price. 

Starting at $48 for 12-17 years old 

$54 for 18-64
$50 for 65 and up! 
For more information, stop by the Eastgate Senior Center in Eastgate Mall or call Clarence at 855-9444.  

Featuring Lexia Technology Based Learning.  

Lexia provides explicit, personalized learning on foundational reading skills for students of all abilities, and delivers performance data and analysis without interrupting the flow of instruction. This research-proven, technology-based approach accelerates reading skills development, predicts students' year-end performance and provides facility managers and our education coordinator, data-driven action plans to help differentiate instruction. 

You can sign your child up for daily after school learning at these centers: 

Avondale, Brainerd, Carver, Eastdale, Eastlake, East Chatt, Hixson, North Chatt, South Chatt, Washington Hills and Westside Centers. Or call 643-6096. 

Perry Perkins Endorsed By Chattanooga Fire Fighters

The Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association Local 820 has publicly endorsed Perry Perkins for County Commission District 7 in the Republican primary election.  "The Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association is pleased to announce our endorsement of Perry Perkins," said Jack Thompson, president of the Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association. "Perry's community service and experience ... (click for more)

Huey And Cobra Rides Delayed

Due to inclement weather in Atlanta the Huey and Cobra Rides being hosted by the Hixson Flight Museum will be delayed until Sunday at 1 p.m. There will be military vehicle and cockpit tours on Saturday. The rides will take place at the Hixson airport (Dallas Bay Skypark) 1824 E Crabtree Road.  The Museum of Flight provides tours and gives airplane rides in the vintage ... (click for more)

Bus Driver Will Not Face Charges In Tragic Bus Accident

Sergeant Tommy Sturdivan announced in a Friday afternoon press conference that the investigation into the death of six-year-old Zackery Bryant at Chattanooga Valley Elementary has been officially declared complete and that there will be no criminal charges. Zackery died tragically on Monday morning after being hit by a school bus after stepping off. According to Sgt. Sturdivan, ... (click for more)

Soddy Daisy May Begin Effort To Allow Wine In Grocery Stores; Concussion Forms Required For Sporting Events; WWTA Chided For Causing Potholes

The Soddy-Daisy Commission is considering taking steps to allow wine in grocery stores now that Tennessee state lawmakers have voted to lift restrictions. To have the law appear on the next ballot for a vote, Mayor Janice Cagle said a petition with an amount of signatures totaling 10 percent of the number of voters in the last general election will have to be collected. Commissioner ... (click for more)

State Moving Forward In Educational Improvements

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education released the following statement from President and CEO Jamie Woodson regarding the 2014 legislative session in Tennessee and HB1549/SB1835, which passed the General Assembly Thursday: After a year of extensive public and legislative conversation regarding higher academic standards and related strategies to improve student learning, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Some Really Funny Tweets

I am not on Twitter so I don’t tweet. Difficulties with my right hand don’t even allow me to text and when you blend in the fact I am now a bonafide senior citizen, it is ample reason for me to live a life where I am lacking in what otherwise might be achieved through social networking. Twitter has done real well without me. It is one of the 10 most visited websites in the world; ... (click for more)