BARRY COURTER: Lisa, remember when Nightfall was about the only music series we had going and the only reason you’d ever go down to Ross’s Landing was to throw a dead body into the river? Wait, did I say that last part out loud?

Jazz legend Ramsey Lewis will kick off the Patten Performances series at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

For those in Apple’s camp, the latest-generation of iPad (starting at $499) and iPad Mini (starting at $399) offer nearly identical specifications, but if size and weight are deciding factors, the Mini’s 7.9-inch display is more hand- and backpack-friendly.

A pale, spooky baby wearing crooked, white, feathery wings turns a steel-blue-eyed stare on anyone approaching her as shreds of red-stained paper and pink Christmas tree balls whip about the darkness around her.

Summer camp season is drawing to a close at the Kennedy house. It’s time to put away the duffle bags and the Deep Woods Off towelettes.

31 ART.A.MA.JIG, Church on Main, 1601 Rossville Ave., 6-9 p.m., $75, silent auction of art benefits Southern Lit Alliance. 423-267-1218.

If you could have paradise however you imagine it, what would it look like?

  • July 27th, 2014  |
  • By By Julie Baumgardner

TORRA CONSERVANCY, Namibia — Before setting out on a game drive across ruggedly beautiful northwest Namibia, we tell the safari camp managers we are happy to take sandwiches. We are intent on finding the notoriously elusive desert elephant, and we don’t want to waste time returning to camp to eat.

Geri Sink bought a house built in the late 1800s when she relocated to LaFayette, Ga., from Florida.

I am getting farther and farther from the days of my childhood and, as such, the memories are fading somewhat.

  • July 26th, 2014  |
  • By By Pastor Bo Wagner

Q. My crape myrtles have small scraggly blooms that appear in mid-summer. Is there a fertilizer that can help them?

  • July 26th, 2014  |
  • By By Pat Lea

• Q ’n’ Brew at the Zoo: Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave., 4:30-7 p.m., $20 adults, $15 children, barbecue, beer and bluegrass music to benefit zoo. 423-697-1319.

The Hixson High School Class of 1984 is holding its 30-year reunion today and Sunday.

  • July 26th, 2014  |

• Jim Ricketts and Crystle Elam; Mooneyham Church of God, 2435 Mooneyham Lonewood Road, Spencer, Tenn.; 5 a.m. CDT Sunday; 775-2806.

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