Second Annual Wine N ‘Shine Set For May 17 At The Crash Pad

Benefits The Speech And Hearing Center And Chattanooga Kids On The Block

Monday, May 05, 2014

The Downtown Sertoma Club of Chattanooga will host its Second Annual Wine N ‘Shine event on Saturday, May 17, from 7-11 p.m. at The Crash Pad.  The event benefits local non-profits the Speech and Hearing Center and Chattanooga’s Kids on the Block. 

Guests will have the chance to try a variety of Junior Johnson Moonshine, several wines crafted by Georgia Winery, a seasonal selection of wines to Pair with Fork and Pie’s dinner offering, and local brews from Big River Grille. Guests will be entertained by local bands Old Time Travelers and Lou Wamp and Bluetastic Fangrass, with classic old time bluesy bluegrass music.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Speech and Hearing Center and Chattanooga’s Kids on the Block.  The Speech and Hearing Center is Chattanooga’s only non-profit center of its kind, serving both children and adults who are speech, language and/or hearing impaired.  The Speech and Hearing Center uses support from organizations and individuals to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to individuals, regardless of their ability to fully afford services.

Kids on the Block, Inc. is an award winning international education program designed to help introduce children with special needs into school classrooms.  The program uses child size puppets to carry out its mission and is a licensed child abuse prevention agency in the state of Tennessee. 

“Chattanooga’s Kids on the Block and the Speech and Hearing Center really care about the individuals they serve, and it shows day in and day out through the excellent service they provide to each individual,” said Shelly Killian, Downtown Sertoma president.  “We look forward to another successful Wine n ‘Shine this year, and invite the whole community to come out and celebrate these wonderful organizations with us.” 

Tickets to the event are $40 per person in advance and $50 at the door.  For tickets and information, visit sertomawineshine.com and get event updates by following Downtown Sertoma Club’s Wine N ‘Shine 2014 on Facebook.


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)