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June 21

Make Music Chattanooga will return for its 4th year with a focus on encouraging community music making by local musicians and self-described “non-musicians” alike. Over 10 events will welcome Chattanoogans to pick up an instrument, lift their voices and dance in celebration of Make Music Day in addition to over 40 concerts. A growing schedule of events can be viewed at ConcertHopper.com/MakeMusicCHA.

June 22

Kayak Day, part of the Walker Rocks Outdoor Series. At Lee and Gordon’s Mills from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  Battlefield Outdoors will provide demonstration kayaks to give beginners a taste of what it’s like to go paddling on the creek.

June 28

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Outdoor Chattanooga will conduct two free programs. At 8:30 a.m., staff will lead a 1 hour and 45 minute historical kayak tour around Maclellan Island. Then, at 10:30 a.m., a ranger will lead a 90 minute walking tour across Walnut Street Bridge, discussing the importance of Ross’s Landing. Both programs begin at Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St. The walking tour does not require reservations, but the following reservation and paddler requirements must be met prior to participating in the kayak tour.  To make a reservation, please visit Outdoor Chattanooga’s online catalog at http://bit.ly/outdoorchattor call 643-6888.

July 4

The Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga invites the Chattanooga community to celebrate Independence Day with an indoor, air-conditioned picnic event at 11:30 a.m. at the Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace Road. Barefoot Nellie, local bluegrass band, headline this year’s event. The cost to attend if paid before July 1 is $10 for adults; $5 for kids aged 8-16 and $25 for a family of four. Children seven and younger are free. The cost will increase by $4 per person at the door. Purchase tickets at www.jewishchattanooga.com, by calling 493-0270 ext. 10 or by emailing rsvp@jewishchattanooga.com.

July 20

The Chattanooga Zoo Q ‘n Brew. Featuring barbecue plates for purchase, beer and soda, live bluegrass music, animal encounters, games, and family fun. Adult tickets start at $16 for Chattanooga Zoo members and $20 for nonmembers. Children’s tickets start at $8 for Zoo members and $10 for nonmembers. Day of ticket sales are $25 for adults and $15 for children. All children two and under are free. 6-9 p.m. at the Chattanooga Zoo. Tickets are now available online and will be sold the day of the event until sold out. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.chattzoo.org/zooevents/q-n-brew.

Aug. 10

Lula Lake Land Trust will celebrate 25 years of work and preservation with the Timber Roots Music Festival at the LLLT Core Preserve. Music by Aaron Lee Tasjan, The Kernal, Caleb and the Gents, The Afternooners and Spinster.  3-11 p.m. Food trucks and restaurant vendors will be available with an outdoor bar, hiking, raffle prizes, and more. Pull up a piece of grass, toss down a blanket, and enjoy Lula Lake with friends and family. Tickets range from general admission to VIP and Camping Groups. More information and ticket purchasing is available online at bit.ly/timberroots.

Sept. 21

Second annual VICtory 5K/10K/Mile Fun Run at Enterprise South Nature Park. All proceeds will benefit health care for financially challenged patients with critical limb disease in Hamilton, Bradley, and North Georgia counties. Races will begin at 8 a.m. Registration is now open at victory10k5k.itsyourrace.com. There will be special opportunities for runners to bring their dogs, in addition, to a special race for kids.


Red Bank Commissioners Give Final Approval To Budget

Fort Negley Residents To Get Parking System Similar To Fort Wood

Petition Seeks To Keep Dollar General Out Of New Salem Community On Lookout Mountain As Dollar General Market, Ante-Bellum Event Venue Are Planned


Red Bank’s $6,420,800 budget for fiscal year 2019-2020 was accepted unanimously after the second and final reading at the commission meeting Tuesday evening. There will be no change in the property ... (click for more)

The City Council passed an ordinance on Tuesday allowing restricted on-street parking at Fort Negley on the Southside. Council Chairman Erskine Oglesby said parking has become at a premium ... (click for more)

A petition is seeking to keep Dollar General out of the New Salem community on Lookout Mountain. It comes as Stan Carnahan said a new Dollar General store as well as an event venue in a replica ... (click for more)


Breaking News

Red Bank Commissioners Give Final Approval To Budget

Red Bank’s $6,420,800 budget for fiscal year 2019-2020 was accepted unanimously after the second and final reading at the commission meeting Tuesday evening. There will be no change in the property tax rate, it remains at $1.39 per every $100 of assessed value of a property. Paving projects that have been carried over from last year are included in the new budget as are updates ... (click for more)

Fort Negley Residents To Get Parking System Similar To Fort Wood

The City Council passed an ordinance on Tuesday allowing restricted on-street parking at Fort Negley on the Southside. Council Chairman Erskine Oglesby said parking has become at a premium in the neighborhood just south of the resurgent Main Street. He said many customers of nearby businesses park in the neighborhood for lengthy periods. He said the new system will require ... (click for more)

Opinion

Why I Support Funding The Proposed Budget - And Response

Dear Commissioners of Hamilton County, I attended the District 3 community meeting with Commissioner Greg Martin and School Board Chairman Joe Wingate, who was filling in for District 3 Rep. Joe Smith. Commissioner Martin stated he had not made up his mind on how to vote for the tax increase at that time. He requested thoughtful input on why the citizens of his district wanted ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: VW Needs Big Repairs

The banner headline on Monday morning read, “Gov. Lee, top Republicans celebrate failed UAW bid to unionize Volkswagen,” and that’s the second-worst thing that the headline could have said. The worst, of course, is if the UAW had won, and the Detroit-based union that lost 35,000 members last year would be revived -- breaking a hole into the tight wall of foreign-owned auto assembly ... (click for more)

Sports

Taliaferro Helps Fairyland Beat Country Club, 405-402

The Fairyland Flash swim team lost by a whopping 201 points to the Country Club Wavemakers last Monday at Country Club’s pool, but Fairyland was without the services of some 19 point-scoring swimmers that night. It was a totally different story atop Lookout Mountain Tuesday night as the Flash took over sole possession of first place in the Chattanooga Area Swim League’s Red division ... (click for more)

CFC Leaps To The Top Of The Standings With 2-0 Victory At Asheville

With the game still scoreless, Alun Webb chased after a pass with nothing but open space in front of the Chattanooga FC forward. He quickly caught up with the ball, and the closest Asheville defender was merely a slight bother to Webb as he curved the ball into the box for a shot that held up in a 2-0 CFC victory in the North Carolina mountains. The ball found the opportunistic ... (click for more)