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Group keeps embroidery arts alive

For the past 13 years, members of the Riverbend Smocking and Embroidery Guild have been gathering to share their skills and support the embroidery arts.

Broken guitar strings turn into business

While performing on the Walnut Street Bridge, Rossville, Ga., resident Jeff Anderson never imagined where his three broken guitar strings would take him.

Barking Legs hosts Gallery for a Night

Curator Ashley Hamilton recently held one of her Gallery for a Night events at Barking Legs Theater, where she began hosting the events on a monthly basis last winter.

Protected bike lanes under construction on Broad Street, lanes cut to 4

PJ Harris has had several close calls riding his bike in downtown Chattanooga. Now, at least on Broad Street — and soon elsewhere in the city — an extra barrier will separate bicyclists and motorists.

Actress Eve Plumb visits for art opening at Gallery 1401

As an actress, Eve Plumb will forever be associated with one of the most memorable and oft-repeated phrases in television history. Like it or not, she will always be known as Jan Brady, the cute preteen on “The Brady Bunch” who whined “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia” during the “Her Sister’s Shadow” episode that aired in 1971.

Taylor Paige jumps on ‘athleisure’ trend

These days, one is just as likely to see a woman wearing exercise clothing while running around town as to see her in jeans and a T-shirt. The “athleisure” trend is definitely growing, especially in Chattanooga, a city full of yoga and barre studios and people who love outdoor activities.

Plans in progress for site of former Charles A. Bell School

Requests for qualifications to build a park at the old Charles A. Bell School site will go out at the end of October, said Chattanooga City Councilman Chris Anderson.

NAACP calls for alternative disciplinary options in local schools

Black students represent 31 percent of the population in the Hamilton County Schools system, yet they account for a majority of students suspended. But the problem is not just the disproportionately high number of black students who get suspended — 60 percent — but rather about students of all ethnicities and the lack of alternative disciplinary options, said Jennifer Woods, Chattanooga Hamilton County NAACP education chairwoman.

First area greenway a prototype for future plans

Since the idea of a neighborhood greenway was first discussed in 2001, St. Elmo residents have waited patiently for the project, working with the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency and the Department of Transportation.

Sept. 12 Trunk Sale benefits UTC’s Hope House

The Presbyterian Hope House Ministry on University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s campus serves as a safe haven for students of all walks of life, whether it’s through a meal or just a place to relax.

Independent bookstore part of Southside’s new chapter

Star Lowe probably isn’t who you picture when you picture a bookie. She’s diminutive with a coiffed blonde ‘do, yet she calls herself “a bookie, a good bookie.”

ERHS stadium’s home side condemned

The condemned and crumbling home-side stands of East Ridge High School’s Raymond James Stadium are prompting inspections of other, older stadium stands in Hamilton County.

Friends of Special Children celebrates 10 years with fundraiser

For 10 years, the Friends of Special Children nonprofit group has been on a mission to help supplement the good that organizations like Signal Centers do in Chattanooga.

Proposed Miller Park District will ‘activate’ area

Authenticity, diversity and inclusivity were the buzzwords in a public forum last Thursday concerning the creation of a proposed Miller Park District to cover Miller Park and the Patten Parkway area.

Nickels for Nepal volunteers return to help

Nickels for Nepal, a nonprofit that raises money to provide schools in remote Nepalese villages with school supplies, uniforms, curriculum materials and faculty support, has been doing what it can since 2009, when Chattanooga-area teachers founded the organization. But the devastating earthquakes that hit Nepal this past spring undid a lot of their good, destroying homes and schools in the remote Mijar village.