Monteagle Mountain SummerFest Schedule June 30 - July 6

Monday, June 30, 2014

9:30 a.m. - Bread Making Demonstration - Dutch Maid Bakery - Tracy City (Pick up full day agenda of activities in Tracy)
11 a.m. -  Lecture: Don Hutchinson, “Taking the Mystery Out of AED Defibrillators” - Monteagle Sunday School Assembly

11 a.m. - Lecture: Kate Flatley, "Women’s Justice Initiative: Improving Women’s Lives in Rural Guatemala” - Monteagle Sunday School Assembly
4 p.m. - Live Animal Nature Program: “Animal Appetites!” featuring animal predators to prey, Presented by Robert Tarter of NHECM  Note: Parents please accompany all children under 12! - MSSA
8:15 p.

m. - Chamber Music Concert (#1 of 3): Sewanee Summer Music Festival - Monteagle Sunday School Assembly

4:30 p.m. - Faculty Reading with Michael Griffith and David Huddle, Sewanee School of Letters - Gailor Auditorium (Sewanee)

10 a.m. - Childrens Program - May Justus Memorial Library (Monteagle)

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Stop in to win a Grill - Citizens Tri County Bank (Monteagle)
9:30 a.m. - Bread Making Demonstration - Dutch Maid Bakery (Tracy City) * Reservations encouraged - 592-3171
10 a.m. - Monteagle 4th Parade "Hats off to America" - Downtown Monteagle
Noon - Cool Local Music- Lance & Raven - Mountain Goat Market (Monteagle)
Noon - Annual 4th of July picnic on the mall -  Bike Parade, Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation, & Music by “Good Ole Boys” Bluegrass Band - MSSA
12 - 5 p.m. - Open Studio, Hands-on playtime - Hallelujah Pottery (Monteagle)
2 p.m. - Sewanee 4th Parade "A Razzle Dazzle 4th of July" - Downtown Sewanee
2:30 p.m. - Foodie Demonstration - Dave's Modern Tavern (Monteagle)
6 p.m. - Tracy City 4th Parade - Downtown Tracy City
7 p.m. - Tracy City Street Dance with Dry Creek - Downtown Tracy City
7 p.m. - Patriotic Celebration concert - Guerry Auditorium (Sewanee)
Dark - Monteagle Fireworks - Monteagle Ballfield

9:30 a.m. - Bread Making Demonstration - Dutch Maid Bakery (Tracy City) * Reservations encouraged - 592-3171
Noon - Cool Local Music - Lance & Raven - Mountain Goat Market. (Monteagle)
1 - 7 p.m. - Red, White & Blue street festival, kids activities - Harton Park (Monteagle)
2 - 7 p.m. - Fun & Fit on the 4th, Activities for Kids 4-12 - Between Modern Dave's & Mountain Goat Market - Monteagle
4 - 7 p.m. - Delightful Wine Tasting - Monteagle Inn and Retreat Center
4 p.m. - Student Chamber Concert - Guerry Garth (Sewanee)
6:30 p.m. - Music and Dinner  - Crossroads Cafe (Sewanee)
7 p.m. - Red, White & Blue street dance w/ Hard Times Band - Harton Park (Monteagle)
7:30 p.m. - Faculty Artist Series concert - Sewanee Summer Music Festival ($15) for more info, Guerry Auditorium
9 p.m. - Tracy City Fireworks - Tracy Ballfield

Noon - Tai Chi - Mooney's (Monteagle)
2:30 p.m. - Cumberland Orchestra concert - Sewanee Summer Music Festival ($15) for more info, Guerry Auditorium
3:30 p.m. - Sewanee Symphony concert - Sewanee Summer Music Festival ($15) for more info, Guerry Auditorium

Kiwanis Club Fund Raiser Will Be Held Oct. 18

The Hixson Kiwanis Club’s Fall Scholarship Dinner will be held Sunday, Oct. 18 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Hixson Middle School.   The dinner features baked ham or chicken, veggies, bread and desserts and the cost is $10 per person, 6 and under are free.   The proceeds are used by the club to support two scholarships at Hixson High School each year in memory of long ... (click for more)

Zoo Hosts Annual Banana Ball Saturday

The Chattanooga Zoo will present its annual Banana Ball on Saturday.   Banana Split, just for kids will be held Saturday from 2-4 p.m.  Jack Hanna is visiting the Chattanooga Zoo and he's hosting a special presentation.  Guests will hear about Jack's adventures and visit with some of his animal friends. The Banana Split event will include animal encounters, ... (click for more)

Legislative Hearing On Volkswagen Emissions Scandal To Be Held In Chattanooga Oct. 29; Haslam To Visit VW Plant Wednesday

The Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee’s Appropriation Subcommittee will be conducting a hearing in Chattanooga to review the financial impact on the state from Volkswagen’s violation of U.S. emissions standards. The meeting will be held at the Hamilton County Department of Education, 3074 Hickory Valley Road, on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.  Members ... (click for more)

Bradley County Commission Decides Not To Provide Animal Pickup Service

Bradley County Commissioners on Monday finally put animal control to rest. It was not easy and it was not without confusion, but in the end, the county will not provide animal pickup service. Confusion began when commissioners were asked to approve the agenda, which included two options for animal control pick up. Item “D” provided for the SPCA of Bradley County to pick ... (click for more)

VW PILOT Crash Landing

The Volkswagen emission scandal proves the point citizen activist, Ms. Helen Burns Sharp, has repeatedly brought to the attention of local government officials. She urged them to "beef up" the PILOT contracts before approving PILOT tax abatements. Any logical person would agree, because it is the only way to recoup a tax loss when unthinkable situations arise. Volkswagen's willful ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: VW’s Primer In Disaster

Volkswagen America has gotten into a real bad “tight,” causing their red-faced leaders to huddle with spin doctors, crisis consultants and countless priests in confessional booths. Conversely, I suspect I have found a solution that would get them out of the mud and hasten their return as one of the top automotive providers in the world. You see, on Aug. 14, 1979, the playbook on ... (click for more)