It-Town Gallery Has May Flowers Exhibit

Monday, May 3, 2021

The Artists at In-Town Gallery on Frazier Avenue on the North Shore are displaying works of art that reflect May Flowers. Moreover, the Gallery will feature this month its newest member, Sybil McLain-Topel.  Ms. McLain-Topel obtained a master’s degree in fine arts in Atlanta and specializes in fine art photography.

Ms. McLain-Topel moved to Chattanooga in 2014 and her photography reflects the natural beauty of the river and mountains.  But her special love is photography that tells the story of the city by illustrating its architectural structures including not only those that are renewed and repaired, but also those that have been abandoned or neglected, awaiting a new life.  She is especially attracted to those scenes that “tell stories”.  Her work falls into three areas:  emotionally charged landscapes, quirky/humorous juxtapositions and pop culture layered with art references.  

The photography of Ms. McLain-Topel has been chosen by the Hunter Museum’s Spectrum Art Committee for its annual art auction.  Her work is also displayed at the Edwin Hotel.  To Ms. McLain-Topel her work is more than just pictures.  As she has said, “I’m taking these photographs and spending the time to look for those details that tell a story - to connect with others, to inspire and to provide hope.” 



Southside Youth Development Prepares For Summer Baseball Programming At Emma Wheeler Homes Community

"Honoring Those Who Serve" Tribute At Honor Park May 15

Chattanooga Desert Shield-Desert Storm 30-Year Anniversary Reunion Planned


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The public is invited to join an event, "A Tribute to Those Who Serve," this Saturday at Honor Park, 1 Cleburne St. in Fort Oglethorpe from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be a bell ringing ceremony ... (click for more)

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Happenings

Southside Youth Development Prepares For Summer Baseball Programming At Emma Wheeler Homes Community

Stemming from the successful revitalization of the Howard High School baseball program and field, a group of Chattanooga residents have launched Southside Youth Development, a non-profit with the mission of extending the reach and impact of organized sports to the surrounding Southside communities -- and they’re starting with the Emma Wheeler Homes community. The group’s first ... (click for more)

"Honoring Those Who Serve" Tribute At Honor Park May 15

The public is invited to join an event, "A Tribute to Those Who Serve," this Saturday at Honor Park, 1 Cleburne St. in Fort Oglethorpe from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be a bell ringing ceremony for police officers who have lost their lives, beginning at 11 a.m. Events and performances will include LFO JROTC Honor Guard, Alhambra Highlander Pipes & Drums, patriotic music ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Roadtec, Inc. To Expand Chattanooga Operations With $6.2 Million Investment

Roadtec, Inc. officials announced on Wednesday that the paving equipment manufacturer will expand its operations in Chattanooga. Roadtec will invest $6.2 million to make building and site improvements and relocate its Washington operations to its headquarters in Tennessee. The project represents the creation of 128 new jobs in Hamilton County. Roadtec, a subsidiary of ... (click for more)

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County Commission members said Tuesday they are anxious to expand the number of officers at county school campuses - even if it means using a number of security guards in addition to School Resource Officers. They said they are concerned that a tragic incident will occur on a local campus with no officer present - either from not being assigned one or from the SRO being called ... (click for more)

Opinion

Please Stop Calling Us “Latinx”

We’re asking nicely, because we think the use of the term has been mostly well-intentioned. But let’s start with some numbers: a mere 3 percent of Americans of Latin-American descent use “Latinx” to describe themselves. This is based on a 2020 Pew Research poll of about 3,000 American Latinos. Those who want for “Latinx” to become the default say it’s preferable because it’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Earn Life's "Free Lunches"

The worst debacle in our nation’s history, it is beginning to be proven, was when the United States was quarantined during the COVID-19 epidemic. Our economy – from employment to production – was stymied. Our next generation responded with virtually no education for an entire year and a surging teen suicide epidemic and the biggest profits that were made in the second half of 2020 ... (click for more)