Alpha Beta ESA Plans 27th Annual Taster’s Luncheon

Monday, August 25, 2014

Alpha Beta ESA’s 27th annual Taster’s Luncheon to benefit the Walter E. Boehm Birth Defect Center takes place on Saturday, Sept. 20, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, 7111 Lee Highway.

Organizers said, "This event not only provides delicious hors d’oeuvres, salads and desserts, but includes a fabulous fashion show with clothing by CATO, a $100 cash drawing, a Chinese auction (tickets 20 for $5) as well as a bidding auction."

Doors open at 10 a.m. The luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. After all are seated, the fashion show begins.

Only those attendees who have bought their ticket in advance and have it in hand at the door are eligible to win the $100 cash drawing – one winner will be drawn at the event. Chinese Auction items are valued between $25-$50 each.

Sponsors of the event this year include: CATO, Kohl’s Cares for Kids, Costco, Jason’s Deli, Fresh Market, Golden Corral, Dodge City, Abuelo’s, Bi-Lo, The Bread Basket, Southern Lighting, Earthfare, Hamilton Liquors, P.F. Chang; Bed, Bath & Beyond; Reflections Gallery, and Macaroni Grill.

The show, emceed by local celebrity Jed Mescon, will be captioned for attendees with hearing loss. Kohl’s Cares for Kids provide assistance at the event. Tickets are $15 for the luncheon/fashion show. Call 266-5215 or 778-2222.

For more information about or to become involved with ESA, please call 423-400-9741 or see the ESA website at

Local McDonald's Launch All Day Breakfast Menu

Chattanooga-area McDonald’s will be offering breakfast all day beginning Oct. 6.  All Day Breakfast is the No. 1 request from customers.  More than 120,000 people tweeted McDonald’s asking for breakfast throughout the day in the past year alone.  “We are excited to offer All Day Breakfast to our customers,” said local McDonald’s Owner Operator Anne Holland. “Since ... (click for more)

Choo Choo Getting New Restaurant

A new restaurant, STIR, is opening in the Chattanooga Choo Choo in November. Officials said it will "keep historic remnants of the iconic terminal station) while bringing in a modern, urban aesthetic."  A centerpiece to the new restaurant will be its "innovative, meticulous take on mixed drinks, crafting specialty cocktails with the expertise of world-renowned bartender ... (click for more)

Planning Commission Votes 6-5 To Reject 7-Story Apartment Building On Cowart Street

After lengthy discussion on Monday before the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission, historical neighborhood advocates won a victory in the Southside area when the commission narrowly rejected a request to allow developers to build a seven-story apartment building on the 1200 block of Cowart Street.   The Belle Investment Co. & BYD Coward, ... (click for more)

Charges Upgraded Against Avery To Murder After Victim of Chair Leg Attack At Moccasin Bend Dies

Charges have been upgraded to murder against Leviticus Avery, 37, after a man he allegedly attacked with a chair leg has died. Avery initially was charged with aggravated assault and attempted first-degree murder in the incident last Thursday at the Moccasin Bend Mental Health facility. Kevin Green, 38, remained in critical condition until he died. He was struck in ... (click for more)

Ole Man River Just Keeps Rollin

Citizens are hearing yet another new chapter in Chattanooga’s 21st Century Riverfront concrete repair saga. It seems it will require more repair, more delays and more tax dollars to do it. When will it end? Construction of the Riverfront concrete structures began in 2003. Before it was finished, designers, engineers, contractors, Public Works officials, Mayor Littlefield and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It Was Our Tool Shed

Some said the huge beams had been soaking in creosote for two or three years when the men finally stacked them to dry. They were long, about 20 feet each, and thick – maybe eight inches. I remember they were 14 inches wide but the biggest thing I remember was that it was the ugliest lumber I ever saw. They cured the beams for one entire hot summer in the Tool Shed, a huge building ... (click for more)