Jennifer Bardoner (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6579
E-mail: jbardoner@tfpcommunitynews.com
Bio:
Jennifer Bardoner joined the Chattanooga Times Free Press in 2008. She quickly moved through the ranks of the Community News division, from reporter to now managing editor. In that time, she's helped to launch a handful of new publications: Dining Out, 4Paws, Tennessee Valley Parents. She still gets time away from the office as a writing contributor to the Times Free Press' Get Out magazine, the adventures of which she loves dearly. Before joining the paper, she spent two and a half years living in France and exploring Europe. Jennifer graduated from MTSU with a bachelor's in Journalism and cut her teeth as a reporter and editor for the university's newspaper, Sidelines. She proudly calls Chattanooga her hometown.

These boots are made for ... you

Published Jul. 1 2017

In Peggy Partrick's world, blacksmiths are "pretty common." A graduate of the John C. Campbell Folk School in the Appalachian...

Success with special needs: Rossville family seeks help to set brother up for independence

Published Jun. 28 2017

At 28 years old, Tra St. Pierre has set some goals for himself: Get his first apartment. Find love. Learn...

Scenic City Supper Club dishes up community, not competition

Published Jun. 1 2017

Heading into events like Riverbend, which shuts down all street traffic surrounding the downtown concert grounds to allow for the...

Cahaba River Wildlife Management Area is a place of beautiful diversity

Published Jun. 1 2017

We Scenic City residents are reminded of the natural beauty that lies just beyond every time we open our doors,...

Caveman comes out at Night(fall)

Published Jun. 1 2017

Each year, you can almost guarantee that at least one act from the Nightfall Concert Series is on their way...

Free medical clinic comes to Red Bank

Published May. 31 2017

On Friday, June 2, locals will start lining up at midnight, ready to camp out all night for a chance....

La Cabriole is French at its finest

Published May. 31 2017

Just as one would expect, everything in this authentic French restaurant is meticulously crafted, from the seven-course prix fixe meals...

The Honest Pint offers a taste of Ireland

Published May. 31 2017

Huge chandeliers hang over this relaxed Irish pub which also features darts, pool tables and occasional live music. The laid-back...

Fiesta Mexicana at its best

Published May. 31 2017

Have you ever eaten delicious Mexican fare out of a pineapple? Then you're in for a treat! In so many...

'The Terminal' of home-grown flavors

Published May. 31 2017

This family-friendly brewery features "craft beer and crafty food," and its TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence proves the staff takes what...

Lupi's Pizza is a local favorite

Published May. 31 2017

Though they have plenty of reasons to brag — Lupi's pizza has racked up almost as many local awards as...

Hair of the Dog is not your ordinary pub

Published May. 31 2017

This unassuming spot is one of the few places in town that serves food until the wee hours, but you're...


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A new way to play: Knockerball [video]

Published Apr. 1 2017

I couldn't stop laughing. Even as I fell. Hard.

Places to Visit: Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

Published Apr. 1 2017

We Scenic City residents are reminded of the natural beauty that lies just beyond every time we open our doors,...

Kim Coulter shares her family's tale of cancer - and how to avoid it

Published Apr. 1 2017

While watching a movie with her father in 2007, Kim Coulter heard the words no child, even grown ones like...

Restaurant review: Ceniza offers a cultural escape in Ooltewah

Published Mar. 16 2017

I've always wanted to go to Cuba. I imagine it to be like stepping back in time to a romantic...

Team approach: Dr. Headrick aims to put a dent in lung cancer

Published Mar. 1 2017

While most in the Scenic City have their eyes set on an early spring, Dr. Rob Headrick is thinking of...

What to know for your trip to Chimney Rock State Park

Published Mar. 1 2017

We Scenic City residents are reminded of the natural beauty that lies just beyond every time we open our doors,...

Uptown Art offers date night inspiration

Published Feb. 1 2017

Paint party for two: $50. Two beers and a hummus plate: $14.20 before tip. Watching your boyfriend actually enjoy something...

Head to Pickett CCC Memorial State Park for unparalleled stargazing

Published Feb. 1 2017

We Scenic City residents are reminded of the natural beauty that lies just beyond every time we open our doors,...