Monteagle Assembly To Host Annual Cottage Tour And Bazaar July 18

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Monteagle Sunday School Assembly (MSSA, mssa1882.org) announced on Wednesday that its annual Cottage Tour and Bazar will be held on July 18 and will feature six cottages and an extensive array of vendors and crafters.

Held on the picturesque grounds of the Assembly in Monteagle, each year the tour spotlights some of the charming and eclectic cottages, most of which were built beginning in the late 1800s.

“The Cottage Tour and Bazaar are a great excuse to take a short road trip and discover something truly unique. Our featured cottages have distinctive character and history, and guests will really get a sense of both traditional, newer-period homes, and beautiful renovations,” said Susan Acker, event chairwoman. “Those who have never been here will also appreciate our public grounds and community spaces.”

The accompanying Bazaar on the Mall will feature carefully selected artisans and crafters from across the region. For example, Ralph Null, a nationally-recognized florist, will offer a floral demonstration, and his creations will be auctioned off. Also slated is the exhibition of a collection of Fairy Houses created by children of all ages.

The Monteagle Women’s Association will offer boxed lunches for $15 at the Women’s Club, and special blue-plate Southern lunch will also be held at the Assembly Dining Hall. The Edgeworth Inn will also be hosting a boarding house meal.

Founded as an educational congress for Sunday School teachers in 1882 and now part of the Chautauqua Network, the Assembly is designated as a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places and attracts families from across the country for its annual summer program.

Tickets are $15 before July 18 and $20 the day of event and can be purchased by calling the Assembly office at 931 924-2286.

The cottage tour is a walking event, but a friendly group of Monteagle Ambassadors will be driving golf carts for those who need a ride.

Edgeworth Boarding House Lunch (reservations required): $14.95 per person; for reservations, call 931 924-4000.



This Week's Tennessee Tourism Round Up

Travel back to medieval times, toast your wine glass, relive the magic of Harry Potter, hang out with the class of Rydell High with  Grease , hunt for bargains, hunt for ghosts, camp out at the zoo or jam out to free music. Here’s what’s going on across Tennessee this week. For a complete list of events, visit  tnvacation.com/calendar . Ongoing Memphis –  ... (click for more)

Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet Launches At IMAX May 25

For many Tennessee Aquarium guests, gazing into the Secret Reef exhibit is as close to SCUBA diving as they’ll ever experience. But beginning May 25, visitors will be able to delve even deeper when Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet premieres at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater.  This new IMAX film takes audiences on an undersea adventure of a lifetime. Using OceanX’s research ... (click for more)

Man Shot Thursday Morning When Suspects Attempt To Rob His Residence

Ryan Crowe, 22, was shot Thursday morning in the 600 block of Ashland Terrace, when suspects made entry into his residence and demanded money from him. A witness stated to police that while Mr. Crowe attempted to fight off the suspects, he was shot by one of them. The Chattanooga Police Department responded to a call about the shooting at 2:06 a.m. Thursday.  Upon arrival, ... (click for more)

Unemployment Rates Drop In Every County Across Tennessee In April

Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips on Thursday announced that county unemployment rates decreased in all 95 counties across Tennessee in April and all counties are at or below five percent. “Our investments in education and workforce development are showing results in all corners of the state and to have such low ... (click for more)

Refuting Racism

In an opinion piece, 5/18/18, Rev. Josh Woodrow referred to me and my fellow School Board member, Joe Smith, as racists and white supremacists because we spoke out against busing. I have never met or spoken with Rev. Woodrow so he knows nothing about me. The reverend obviously knows nothing about Joe Smith either. Seems one of the reverend’s hobbies is “brewing beer”. Maybe, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: ‘Don’t Invent, Discover!’

When Randy Boyd stood in front of more than 75 black ministers in Memphis on Tuesday, the ever-dynamic “doer of deeds” told the pastors an exciting story. He talked about “First Things First” of Chattanooga because the Tennessee gubernatorial candidate is totally sold on what Julie Baumgardner and her team have proven keeps families together. Boyd then met with some representatives ... (click for more)