Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center Host Brunch And Blooms Sunday

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Reflection Riding is inviting the Chattanooga community to the first Brunch and Blooms to promote the sale of native plants. The event will be held at the Reflection Riding Native Plant Nursery on Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

“There are many reasons to shop local and buy native plants," said Reflection Riding's Administrative Coordinator Mary Corson. "It helps preserve Chattanooga’s biodiversity because our wildlife depends on native plant species to survive."

Brunch and Blooms is being held to encourage people to shop native plants and to celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity. Guests will be treated to brunch-style appetizers and cocktails while they shop. There will also be live music courtesy of the Chattanooga based band, Call Me Spinster.

“Native plants are generally easier to grow and cheaper to maintain because they are adapted to the local climate and soil conditions where they naturally occur,” said Ms. Corson.

Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be purchased on www.reflectionriding.org. Tickets for members are $20 and $25 for non-members. Kids 10 and under are free. 

Sisters Rosalie, Rachel, and Amelia formed the trio Call Me Spinster after unearthing their grandfather’s accordion in a closet and spending several summers learning pop covers on a hodgepodge of acquired instruments, from the mandolin to the washboard, glockenspiel, and upright bass. Spinster melds familial harmony and old-timey sensibilities with pop sounds, reviving classics of doo-wop, 80’s art pop, and 90’s boy band rock.


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Outdoors

2022 Operation Dry Water Returns For July 4th Holiday Weekend

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating in Operation Dry Water, July 2-4. Operation Dry Water is a weekend of education and enforcement about the dangers of impaired boating throughout the state. Officials said, "The July fourth holiday means an increase in boater activity. TWRA is teaming with the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Association of State ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Gas Team Members Help Restore Trout Population To Citico Creek

Chattanooga Gas team members helped reintroduce Southern Appalachian Brook Trout into Citico Creek in the Cherokee National Forrest. Team members transported and released hundreds of young trout back to their native area late last month. This is Chattanooga Gas’ first time participating in the annual event in partnership with Trout Unlimited, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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Chattanooga Couple Describes Frightening Home Invasion

A Chattanooga couple on Friday morning described a frightening home invasion that a Memphis pair are accused of committing. Charges were bound to the Grand Jury against Darion Merriweather and William Edward Farmer IV. Judge Gerald Webb increased the bond for their aggravated burglary charges to $75,000. Farmer and Merriweather are facing two counts of kidnapping, aggravated ... (click for more)

Opinion

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New Stadium Does Not Pass The Smell Test - And Response

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