Community Foundation Of Greater Chattanooga Hosts 50th Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga is hosting a 50th Anniversary Celebration on September 13. In keeping with the true spirit of the foundation's history of giving, the CFGC is giving $35,000 to local organizations participating in and winning the first ever Greater Race: A GeoCASH Adventure. 

The following 25 organizations will be participating in the race. Each of the 25 teams will consist of four team members. The teams will be traversing the downtown Chattanooga area, geocaching-style, competing for the prize money.
The first place finisher will win $20,000, second place will win $10,000, and third place will win $5,000. 

A party celebrating the teams' accomplishments, the nonprofits' causes, and CFGC will take place at the First Tennessee Pavilion during and after the race, starting at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend to cheer on the local charities and learn more about the nonprofit community in Chattanooga. As a bonus, the public will have the opportunity to enter a nonprofit into a drawing for a $1,000 donation from CFGC. 

Participating Nonprofits are as follows:
Bess T. Shepard Elementary
Creative Discovery Museum
First Baptist Shower Ministry
Volunteers in Medicine, Chattanooga
UnifEd
PEF
Chattanooga Area Food Bank
Siskin Children's Institute 
Northside Neighborhood House
Caldsted Foundation, Inc. 
Second Life CHattanooga
Apison Elementary School 
Vetforce 1
Tennessee Aquarium 
Ganns Middle Valley Elementary School 
Artsbuild
green|spaces
LAUNCH
Ballet Tennessee
Young Women's Leadership Academy
Chattanooga High, Center for Creative Arts
Richmont Graduate University 
Legal Aid of East Tennessee
WTCI-TV
Signal Centers, Inc.  

Broad Street Block Closure For Maintenance This Saturday

The northbound block of Broad Street will be closed between W. 6th Street and W. 7th Street from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 pm on Saturday for maintenance work.  In order to view a map of all closures, click here . (click for more)

Several Street Closures Are Scheduled For This Weekend

Friday, September 30 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival :  Closures for these events will be from  Noon  on  September 30th  to  8pm  on  Sunday, October 2nd ., and include Riverfront Pkwy. from Power Alley to E. Aquarium Way, Chestnut St. from W. Aquarium Way to Riverfront Pkwy. and Power Alley from Riverfront Pkwy. to just ... (click for more)

DA Pinkston Files Petition To Declare 2 Gangs A Public Nuisance

District Attorney General Neal Pinkston filed a petition on Monday asking that two Chattanooga gangs, the Gangster Disciples and the Grape Street Crips, and their members be declared public nuisances. General Pinkston is also "asking that injunctive relief be given to the law-abiding residents of East Lake by establishing a Safety Zone that covers most of their neighborhood." ... (click for more)

2 Boaters Die In Suspected Carbon Monoxide Poisoning On Chickamauga Lake

Two boaters and their pet were pronounced dead at the scene of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning on Chickamauga Lake.  Kristy D. James and Mike L. Richardson of Chattanooga were reported missing to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office earlier in the day by a concerned family member. The boaters had not been heard from since Saturday. Tennessee Wildlife Resources ... (click for more)

Of Course Gangs Are A Public Nuisance

Now, I don't know it all.  Beginning with my parents, folks of all sorts have been actively pointing out my ignorance for more than seven decades now.  So I'm well aware that I don't know it all.  In recent months I've begun to develop an appreciation for the local work of Mr. Neal Pinkston; I've been impressed with several things he's been doing in his official ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Arnold Palmer’s Greatness

This is hardly meant to be flippant but I’d be willing to bet I’ve been in the presence of more great people than anyone you know. I’ve never ranked them, or ever dared to wonder who was the greatest, such as Muhammad Ali or Elvis Presley, but there are two traits that those who reach the highest pinnacle have in common. First, not a one of them was any good at what made them famous ... (click for more)