Emily Crisman

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Donations fund projects in Red Bank, Soddy-Daisy

Funded through the sale of a hospital built jointly by Red Bank and Soddy-Daisy, the Red Bank and Soddy-Daisy Foundation recently made $29,000 donations to the two cities.

Red Bank seeks citizen input

If you could make the city of Red Bank take any shape you wanted, what would it look like? Have you been to a charming small town recently whose features you wanted to incorporate into your own?

‘Have a Heart, Be a Star’ at the MACC

As its culminating project, the MACC’s Acting for Kids class is presenting “Have a Heart, Be a Star.” Shows are Thursday and Friday, April 24-25 at 7 p.m. both days; Saturday, April 26 at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m., all at the MACC.

Gear Closet hosts Gear for Beer

Signal Mountain-based Caribbean Student Environmental Alliance and TenneSEA are asking area residents to recycle their used gear for a good cause in honor of Earth Day. The two organizations’ thrift and consignment store in North Chattanooga, The Gear Closet, is hosting a Gear for Beer drive Saturday, April 26 starting at 2 p.m.

David Viens Memorial Blood Drive sets goal of 700 donors for 7th year

For the seventh annual David Viens Memorial Blood Drive, organizers are shooting for 700 donors over the seven-year period. At the close of last year’s drive, it was determined that 649 people had donated blood through the drive over six years. With 56 people donating last year, organizers figured 700 would be a reasonable goal, said Elaine Viens.

Javadi opens second Mattress Center location

When A.J. Javadi opened the first Mattress Center in the Ooltewah/Collegedale area about five years ago, he started out selling big-name brands such as Sealy and Tempur-Pedic.

Trader Dave’s focuses on customer service

Trader Dave’s Gun and Swap Shop is a local, family-owned business that prides itself on customer service, said owner Dave Norman.

Free arthritis tai chi offered in Red Bank

Affecting one in five adults, arthritis is the second most frequently reported chronic condition in the U.S., according to the Arthritis Foundation website. A more frequent cause of activity limitation than heart disease, cancer or diabetes, arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and a serious threat to the quality of life of millions of people.

MACC offers ‘Mommy and Me’ pottery class

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and the MACC is offering a “Mommy and Me” pottery class that would make the perfect gift for mothers, or just provide a fun experience for mother (or father) and child. The class is held in the pottery studio Friday, April 25 from 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Dogwood Luncheon blooms again April 23

There are many reasons to attend the Signal Mountain Community Guild’s annual Dogwood Luncheon — a great lunch, entertainment, presentation of the Woman of the Year Award and the chance to socialize with friends and win prizes. But the main reason is to help raise funds for the Community Guild, said group member Lynn Anderson.

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