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Susan Pierce

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Cultural heritage celebrations highlight this weekend’s festival lineup. Choose from a Civil War sesquicentennial in LaFayette, Ga., to a showcase of traditional Appalachian crafts in Brasstown, N.C., to a salute to Chattanooga’s ethnic diversity at Chattanooga Market.

A Chattanooga Theatre Centre veteran and a newcomer to the stage will play the lead roles in John Steinback’s powerful drama “Of Mice and Men” when the Chattanooga Theatre Centre opens its 91st season Friday night, Oct. 3.

Homecoming week at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga starts today with a ton of activities carrying out this year's "Mocbusters" theme.

As summer's blooms fade in backyard gardens, homeowners turn to pansies to replace the color.

Where to eat free on your birthday in Chattanooga

Desserts, discounted food offers help lure partiers to local restaurants

"They say it's your birthday. We're gonna have a good time," the Beatles sang -- and for almost three-fourths of the nation's population, that good time will happen in a restaurant.

Folks who love to bake, sew and grow will vie for blue-ribbon bragging rights when the Hamilton County Fair is held Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 27-28, at Chester Frost Park.

For more than 400 years, armoires served as functional cabinets in which to store clothing before built-in closets were introduced in the early 1900s.

• Dahlia Show: Erlanger VW Wellness Center, 7380 Volkswagen Drive, 1-4 p.m., free flower show hosted by Dahlia Society of Tennessee with blooms for sale. Show continues Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 423-949-8280.

ArtsBuild welcomed 36 class members into its Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute during a recent reception at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre.

The 13 festivals opening this weekend offer a variety of scenic backdrops to appeal to festivalgoers, ranging from historic mansions to the Smoky Mountains.

Eleven-year-old Lola Howell is a competitor. So much so, she and her BFF, Alyssa Rogers, hold mini-cookoffs based on "Chopped," their favorite Food Network show, when they have sleepovers at each other's homes.

Ann Buggey has been gardening for 15 years, primarily in perennials but with some berries and vegetables in the mix.

Brent Hurst made school history in Dunlap, Tenn., on Wednesday.

  • Sept. 13th, 2014  |
  • By Staff Writer

When Auburn University's iconic Toomer's Oaks were destroyed by a herbicide-wielding University of Alabama fan three years ago, woodturner Matt Moulthrop was already envisioning a way to permanently extend the life of the beloved trees even as Auburn fans were mourning their loss.

9 AN EVENING OF INSPIRATION WITH JUNE SCOBEE RODGERS, Signal Mountain Middle-High School, 2650 Sam Powell Drive, Signal Mountain, 6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. program, $125 tables of eight, benefits Mountain Education Foundation. 423-883-3549.

What do a heavy-metal rocker, a biker chick and an aeronautical space engineer have in common?

• Elder Scholars: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, University Center, Ocoee Room, 1 p.m., free program for ages 55 and older, free parking in Lot 7 at corner of Douglas and East Fifth streets, David Carroll of WRCB-TV is guest speaker. 706-937-3748.

Sorority recruitment at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga concluded recently with Bid Day at Finley Stadium. The six National Panhellenic Council sororities on campus announce their new members today.

The first weekend of the fall festival season offers nine day trips to venues within two hours of Chattanooga.

There is a notable deletion to this fall's festival circuit.

It seems oddly hasty to be thinking about a fall garden’s harvest when temperatures are still soaring into the mid-90s.

The National Science Foundation recently awarded Chattanooga State Community College $197,944 as part of its Advanced Technological Education program.

Nearly 500 watch and clock collectors will be in town Friday-Saturday, Aug. 29-30, and they’re inviting the public to spend some time with them.

Monday marks the unofficial end of summer. Families and friends gather on Labor Day for one last hurrah before kids really knuckle down to the new school year and their parents — the workforce to whom the national holiday pays tribute — return to their jobs after a long weekend.

27 WINE OVER WATER, Walnut Street Bridge, 5-8 p.m., $65 includes glass; local restaurants sell food, benefits Cornerstones Inc.'s historic preservation efforts.

For six years, Vickie Mason used a small guest bedroom in her Ringgold, Ga., home as her sewing room.

The Tivoli’s pipe organ once again accompanies silent movie.

When Fran Holt predicts this weekend’s Beersheba Springs Arts and Crafts Fair is “going to be the best show we’ve had in years,” that’s saying something because the Beersheba Springs fair is marking its 48th anniversary Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23-24.

Rodney Simmons has been on the leading edge of the newest social media trend without knowing it.

• Dixie Jewels Insulator Club Swap Meet: Dalton Freight Depot, 305 S. Depot St., Dalton, Ga., 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., free, regional meeting of glass insulator collectors, glass and porcelain for sale also. 423-326-9248.

Stuff the Bus and Meet the Mocs at Chattanooga Market

Stop at UTC’s Bid Day before heading to Chattanooga Market on Sunday

There’s a lot happening downtown on Reggie White Boulevard this Sunday morning, Aug. 17.

Misty Mullins packs school lunches for two children with divergent tastes: a daughter who likes hummus wraps and a son who'd eat Ants on a Log every day if she'd pack him the peanut-butter-and-raisin-filled celery sticks.

14 LUTHER MASINGILL ROAST, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 5 p.m. social hour and silent auction, 6 p.m. dinner, $50. Alton Park Development Corp. launches John P. Franklin Humanitarian Award Banquet and Celebrity Roast, presenting the first award to Franklin McCallie. or 675-278-7929.

Beth Rice's front yard is a riot of colors in a variety of flowers that work together for one purpose: attracting butterflies.

James Igani stands in the center of a semicircle of quizzical senior adults, armed with a chef's knife and half a watermelon.

Chattanoogan Ashley Dill, 23, placed third runner-up out of 100 Hooters Girl contestants from around the world at the 18th annual Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant in Las Vegas.

Cowboy up for St. Jude - Aug. 7-9

17th annual rodeo to fight children’s cancer starts tonight in Ringgold.

17th annual rodeo to fight children’s cancer starts tonight in Ringgold.

On a good Sunday, the congregation at Covenant Baptist Church in East Brainerd will boast about three dozen in the pews.

Painter, sailor, musician, eye doctor and writer of short stories — J.D. Frost has followed several callings in his life.

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.

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

• 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.

It’s all about tomatoes and the divine things that can be derived from their juicy pulps when Chattanooga Market hosts its Tomato Festival on Sunday, July 27, in First Tennessee Pavilion.

More than 8 million fans tune into Ree Drummond’s cooking show on Food Network each month, according to Nielsen stats, but visitors to Saturday’s She: An Expo for Women will witness a “first” for the television chef.

Five questions with Michael Dexter of 'Les Miz'

CTC's Jean Valjean tells how he pampers his voice for the demanding musical

Although he's a self-described "theater nerd," Michael Dexter admits he wasn't familiar with "Les Miserables" when he auditioned for the Chattanooga Theatre Centre's production. Even so, not only was he cast in the production — he got the lead.

26 Q 'N' BREW, Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave., 4:30-7 p.m., $12 adult zoo members, $15 nonmembers, $7 children of zoo family members, $10 nonmember children.

The 80th Chattanooga Cotton Ball will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m. in the Chattanooga Convention Center.

At 11 years old, Blaine Savage has already gotten some enviable autographs in his collection.

It's been 15 years since Trinity Garner Pearson competed in a beauty pageant.

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