East Lake Park Ribbon Cutting Rescheduled For Saturday

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
The public will have the opportunity to explore and enjoy the enhanced East Lake Park beginning on Saturday. 
 
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. to formally re-open the park that closed in April 2019 for $2.9 million in park renovations. 
 
This ecologically inspired park includes an outdoor classroom, fish structures and spawning beds for native fish and installations to improve water quality. 
 
Remarks will include Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke; Bruz Clark, president of Lyndhurst Foundation;Darlene Williams, president of Tennessee American Water; and Heather Herweyer of the East Lake Neighborhood Association. 
 
The Lyndhurst Foundation and Tennessee American Water provided grants totaling $300,000 for park improvements. 
 
Coffee, hot chocolate and snacks will be provided.

Wilcox Boulevard Tunnel Closing For Maintenance April 9, 12

East Ridge Offices Closed In Observance Of Good Friday

City Skylines To #LightItBlue Thursday To Salute Essential Workers


The Chattanooga Department of Transportation announced Wilcox Boulevard Tunnel will be closed for routine maintenance on the following dates and times: • This Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-3 ... (click for more)

City Hall, Library and City Services will be closed in observance of Good Friday this coming Friday. For residents and businesses that have recycling pickup on that day, their recycling ... (click for more)

City skylines across the country will transform into a beacon of blue on Thursday at 8 p.m. as part of the global #LightItBlue initiative, a collective salute to the millions of essential workers ... (click for more)




Happenings

Wilcox Boulevard Tunnel Closing For Maintenance April 9, 12

The Chattanooga Department of Transportation announced Wilcox Boulevard Tunnel will be closed for routine maintenance on the following dates and times: • This Thursday from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; and • This Sunday from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Detours will be posted. Please plan additional time into your essential travel. View CDOT's map of event and road closures for full details ... (click for more)

East Ridge Offices Closed In Observance Of Good Friday

City Hall, Library and City Services will be closed in observance of Good Friday this coming Friday. For residents and businesses that have recycling pickup on that day, their recycling will be picked up on Monday, April. For more information on recycling, call East Ridge Sanitation at 892-8666 or visit their website at www.eastridgetn.gov . (click for more)

Breaking News

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Tennessee now has 79 coronavirus deaths - up seven since the Tuesday report. Cases have gone up from 4,138 to 4,362. Officials said 449 people have been hospitalized in the state from coronavirus. The state report shows 94 cases in Hamilton County and nine deaths. Of the total cases, 49 have recovered and 27 are still in the hospital. County Mayor Jim Coppinger said ... (click for more)

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Chaos Is The Enemy

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Roy Exum: Manny Sethi's Weekend

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