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. 

Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: U.S. 27 (SR-29) reconstruction project from Manufacturers Road (Olgiati Bridge over the Tennessee River) to U.S. 127 (SR-8, Signal Mountain Road/Boulevard):  Weather permitting, the contractor may have lane closures throughout the project area on weeknights to perform road work.  They will also be working ... (click for more)

MLK Blvd. And Market Street Closed Friday For Nightfall

ML King Boulevard between Broad Street and Georgia Avenue and Market Street between East 8th Street and East 10th Street will be closed from 5:30 p.m. to midnight on Friday, for the Nightfall Concert Series.  The 800 block of Cherry Street will be closed at ML King Boulevard and will only be accessible from East 8th Street. There will be limited handicapped parking ... (click for more)

County Commission Chairmanship Up For Grabs After Exit Of Henry, Skillern

The chairmanship of the County Commission is up for grabs after the exit of two commissioners who have held the post in recent years. Larry Henry is moving on to serve as Circuit Court clerk. Fred Skillern was upset by Randy Fairbanks in the Republican primary. Most of the returning commissioners have their eye on the possibility of taking over as chairman, or at least getting ... (click for more)

PAST Act On Horse Abuse Stalls Out In U.S. House Despite 70% Support

Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, issued the following statement today regarding the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act, H.R. 1518:   “I regret to inform you that Speaker of the House, John Boehner, currently refuses  to bring the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act to the floor for a vote.  His decision ... (click for more)

Curtis Adams: Beck, Mackey Should Be Considered For County Commission Leadership

Just think about this;  a person highly qualified applying for a job.  As he is just about finished filling out his papers for his interview, he sees at the bottom there is a place for him to check Democrat or Republican.  He would think, “if I mark the wrong one I may not get the job.” Being a real leader requires honesty, integrity, and, most importantly, fairness. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Mark’s 50th Anniversary Toast

In the new book that celebrates the first 50 years of baseball’s Southern League, its splendid author Mark McCarter recalls that very early in his career as a sports writer, he was riding with his boss somewhere and mentioned that if the legendary Allan Morris ever needed help covering the Chattanooga Lookouts that he’d love to help. Today, as he looks back, he ruefully adds, “I ... (click for more)