Little Free Library Dedication In Memory Of Judith Schorr Is Thursday

Monday, August 18, 2014

Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library will support the Highland Park Neighborhood Association and the Chattanooga Police Department on Thursday, at 7 p.m. for the Little Free Library dedication ceremony to honor Judith Schorr. 

“Judith Schorr was very active in the community and we are delighted to donate 50 books for this free library” said William Sundquist, chairman of the Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library Executive Council. 

Dawn Skowronnek, office manager for the Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library said that its organization is proud to support literacy events in the community.

Mr. Sundquist and Ms Skowronnek will be attending the Little Free Library dedication ceremony to be held at 1608 E. 13th Street at 7 p.m. After the ceremony, The Highland Park Neighborhood Association and participating members are asked to join in a neighborhood walk and slow bike roll through different areas of Highland Park.

Organizers said, "The Highland Park Neighborhood Association is making connections, working together, getting to know each other, and lending each other a hand is Highland Park at its best."

For more details, contact Ms. Skowronnek at 423 757-5425 or email folchattanooga@gmail.com.  




Alton Park Street Fest & Clean Up Set Up Saturday

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke and District 7 Councilman Erskine Oglesby are teaming up with multiple city of Chattanooga departments for the inaugural Alton Park Street Fest & Clean Up on Saturday.  “The purpose of this event is to empower District 7 constituents and the surrounding communities to take part in the revitalization of their neighborhood,” said Councilman ... (click for more)

Figuring It Out Exhibit At Townsend Atelier

Every Thursday evening, since 2009, Townsend Atelier has held an open figure drawing studio its facility in Chattanooga.  Throughout the years, countless artists of all ages and levels have come together to continue this time-honored artistic tradition of studying the figure from life and building a supportive community of artists.  This exhibit features works created ... (click for more)

1 Person Killed In Plane Crash At The Collegedale Airport

A person was killed in a plane crash Friday evening. Charles Swain, who is the director of the airport said the plane is a total loss. It was a single-occupant plane. He said the plane was taking off when it crashed. The FAA and NTSB are investigating the accident. (click for more)

TVA Issues Water And Road Traffic Cautions In Areas Of Savannah Creek, Harrison Bay And Chickamauga Marina

The Tennessee Valley Authority is issuing water and road traffic cautions for transmission line work that will span from just north of Savannah Creek to Chickamauga Dam. This work is part of several projects to upgrade TVA’s transmission system to ensure continued delivery of 99.999 percent reliable power. Area residents should expect to see helicopters working in this area ... (click for more)

A Tribute For My Brother – Sgt. Jonathan Gardner, U.S. Army

Seven years ago today, my family and I found out that my brother, Sgt. Jonathan D. Gardner, was seriously injured by a roadside bomb, (explosively formed penetrator - EFP), while on a mission in Kuwait. The EFP went through the bottom of his seat and put a softball size hole in his upper thigh. The doctors said that if the bomb had entered the Humvee an inch to the right, he ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Black Telephone

If you have never seen one in an antique store you wouldn’t know that the first telephones were contained in a not-so-small wooden box that had a snout-looking mouth piece and a separate speaker that you would hold on your ear while you talked. This was many years ago when phones were fun as compared to today’s tiny cell phones that rudely interrupt us from the task-at-hand both ... (click for more)