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Susan Pierce

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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.

The Chattanooga Music Teachers Association recently named its 2014 Teacher of the Year and awarded scholarships to rising high school freshman.

Big Band Swingfest Sunday

Sweet Georgia Sound plays its 50th gig at Chattanooga Market

Sweet Georgia Sound plays its 50th gig at Chattanooga Market.

Step back in time to the turn of the 20th century just by taking a short drive up Monteagle Mountain to the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly grounds on Friday, July 18.

17 PAWS FOR THE CAUSE, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 6 p.m., $60 per person, $500 table of eight, live and silent auctions, live music and dog runway show to benefit Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga. 423-624-5302.

Delores Beery always had an aversion to mowers, but never more so than “when I mowed the end of my second toe off.” That accident was the catalyst for a total landscape makeover in which she yanked all the grass out of the front and back yards at her East Ridge home and replaced it with pea gravel, river pebbles, river rock, mountain stone, flagstone and pavers. It is manual labor in which she and husband, Dr. L.W. “Buddy” Nichols, have invested over four years.

Chattanooga Theatre Centre closes 90th season with masterful musical.

Chill out at Chattanooga Market

Annual ice cream benefit for children's agency Sunday

Annual ice cream benefit for children's agency Sunday

Summer is the season of picnics, outdoor birthday parties, cookouts and other backyard bashes. These parties call for food that’s simpler to make and take, but still keep the spirit of summer fun. So take the ordinary and make it extraordinary with these ideas.

Roberto Osti, internationally known New York artist, acknowledges Americans are currently living in "the era of selfies."

17 PAWS FOR THE CAUSE, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 6 p.m., $60 per person, $500 table of eight, live and silent auctions, live music and dog runway show to benefit Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga. 423-624-5302.

Linda Prabish started collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia in the late 1970s just because she liked the color red.

• Chattanooga Herbies: UT Extension Office, 6183 Adamson Circle off Bonny Oaks Drive, 6:30 p.m., Pat Stewart speaks on using herbs in your landscape, featured herb is terragon. 875-9689.

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