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Open Spaces on the move, and the rise

It’s a good news/bad news situation for the Open Spaces program, which aims to put eye-catching art in empty storefronts around downtown.

East Ridge Middle solves problems for TVA exec

Standing behind a large projector, several sixth-grade girls pitched their ideas to Kathy Black, senior vice president of human resources for TVA. It may not have been the first time the girls at East Ridge Middle School made a presentation, but the audience was pretty high-brow.

Mayor recognizes Alton Park resident Hester for years of public service

“The city of Chattanooga has benefited by having you,” Mayor Andy Berke told Alton Park resident Lizzie Hester last Wednesday as he presented her with a proclamation acknowledging her volunteer work and dedication to the children of Alton Park, education and political activism in the city.

Citywide book drive for youth

Even a much-loved book deserves a second chance at life.

Causeway announces second ‘Challenge’

Causeway, a local online platform connecting unmet needs with people who want to help, is launching its second “Challenge” Thursday, April 30 and encourages people from all over Chattanooga to help solve some of the city’s biggest issues.

City launches Mayor’s Youth Council

Applications being accepted

Mayor Andy Berke is adding members to his cabinet.

Drink rum for clean water at May 1 event

Caribbean Student Environmental Alliance, a Signal Mountain-based organization focused on teaching kids in the Caribbean about clean water, as well as the local arm, TenneSEA, which helps children tackle water-quality issues in our own backyard, is adding more of a Caribbean twist to its annual Save Water, Drink Wine fundraiser.

Skowronnek recruiting for Jack’s Chattanoggins

Signal Mountain resident Jack Skowronnek is continuing his mission of raising money for local children’s oncology care at Children’s Hospital by asking people to sacrifice their hair at his 5th annual head-shaving event, Jack’s Chattanoggins, to be held at the Chattanooga Market Sunday, June 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Developer eyes vacant lot on Chestnut Street for apartments

Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise got early approval for two Highland Park projects at Monday’s planning commission meeting, with planners endorsing plans for CNE to demolish an old Tennessee Temple University dorm, construct new single-family homes and build a mixed-use building with 45 apartments on Bailey Avenue.

M.L. King Boulevard muralist seeks public input

When Waynetta Dowdell thinks of Chattanooga, she thinks of her old home on Eighth Street where she grew up in the 1950s, just off of M.L. King Boulevard.

Help needed for homeless veterans

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke is looking for volunteers and landlords to help get local veterans housed.

Boys and Girls Club needs help of local men and women

The Boys and Girls Club of Chattanooga is hosting its annual Stake ‘N Burger Dinner Monday, April 27 to honor the club’s teen members and raise funds for the organization.

Chattanooga’s fire chief retires after 29 years here

Lamar Flint was chief of the Chattanooga Fire Department for only two years. But he took the helm during one of the department’s most turbulent periods, as major changes to firefighters’ pay and pensions were hashed out in 2013 and 2014.

CARTA to take downtown dwellers to Enterprise South

Next month, CARTA will expand its bus routes to help downtown residents get to two of Chattanooga’s largest employers.

Birdathon a sign of spring

The colors you see in the budding trees may be another sign of spring: birds.