Upcoming Special Events Include Eco-Field Day, Chattabrewga, Another Gorgeous Evening

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - by Gail Perry

The City Beer Board gave three special events permits on Thursday. On Arbor Day weekend, Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27, Eco-Field Day will be held by Greenspaces at 928 Market St. at Miller Plaza. This fundraiser for Greenspaces will be two days of field days with an eco-twist. On Friday, competition will be geared to corporate teams and Saturday is family day. There will also be live music, eco-vendors and food trucks. It is open and free to the general public.

Wrist bands will be given after IDs are checked and beer will be available at a special tent.

 

The Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition is the beneficiary of Chattabrewga that will take place May 11 at First Tennessee Pavilion at Finley Stadium from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. This is the seventh year for the beer festival and tasting event for 40 local, regional and national craft breweries which raised $50,000 last year. There will be four food trucks and local restaurants selling food and a D.J. Organizers expect 1,500 people to attend this year.

 

Another Gorgeous Evening given by the Tennessee River Gorge Trust will be held for the ninth year on May 9 at the Tennessee River Place, 3104 Scenic Waters Lane from 5:30-10 p.m. This is the main fundraising event for the River Gorge Trust and is an adult only affair. The $125 ticket includes food and drinks. Black Tie Event will handle alcohol sales.


The Bethlehem Center To Unveil Remodeled John P. Franklin Sr. Technology Lab Tuesday

Chattanooga Avenue Repair Project To Begin In Dalton On Monday

Tri-State Military Vehicle Club Swap Meet At Camp Jordan Aug. 31-Sept. 1


The Bethlehem staff, alongside family members and friends of the late John P. Franklin, Sr., will unveil a renovated technology lab at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday at 200 W. 38th St. Mr. Franklin’s ... (click for more)

The City of Dalton Public Works Department advises that beginning this Monday, the city’s contractor, Massana Construction, will be performing bridge repair work on the Chattanooga Avenue Bridge. ... (click for more)

The Tri-State Military Vehicle Club’s annual vehicle show and swap meet will be held Aug. 31 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sept. 1 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Camp Jordan Park in East Ridge. The show is ... (click for more)


Happenings

The Bethlehem Center To Unveil Remodeled John P. Franklin Sr. Technology Lab Tuesday

The Bethlehem staff, alongside family members and friends of the late John P. Franklin, Sr., will unveil a renovated technology lab at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday at 200 W. 38th St. Mr. Franklin’s children, Cheryl Franklin Key and John “Duke” Franklin, Jr., owners of John P. Franklin Funeral Home, sponsored the renovations. With the monetary support, The Bethlehem Center was able to ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Avenue Repair Project To Begin In Dalton On Monday

The City of Dalton Public Works Department advises that beginning this Monday, the city’s contractor, Massana Construction, will be performing bridge repair work on the Chattanooga Avenue Bridge. Single lane closures with mobile traffic control signals will be in effect while the repair work is commencing. A portion of Chenille Drive will be closed for the duration of the ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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The District Attorney's Office on Thursday dismissed a voluntary manslaughter charge against Jadarius Knox, saying evidence in the case in which Dakota Biddle was killed showed a self defense theory could be found to be valid. Knox was original charged with criminal homicide in the May 2018 incident on Basswood Drive, but it was reduced to voluntary manslaughter at the Grand ... (click for more)

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Opinion

What Does The White Privilege Presentation Have To Do With Education? - And Response (5)

On Aug. 2, Hamilton County Schools held a professional development presented by motivational speaker Robert Jackson. The PD was for the teachers in the Opportunity Zone, which includes the 12 lowest-performing schools in Hamilton County where 90 percent of the students are black. During the 90-minute presentation, there was a 15-20-minute segment concerning “White Privilege”. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Drum Major For Peace

There have been many Christmas Seasons when I have looked high and low for Christmas Cards that included the poem, “One Solitary Life.” I came across the revered poem easily over 40 years ago during a kiddie matinee at the famed Radio City Music Hall, which is in midtown Manhattan. The Radio Music Hall is huge – it can comfortably seat 6,000 – and so awesome is the Christmas Spectacular ... (click for more)