From Tammy Hass' property, tucked into the side of Missionary Ridge, she has an unimpeded sightline of Lookout Mountain.
* Howard High School class of 1963 is holding a planning meeting today in preparation for its 50-year reunion. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. at the Veterans Club, 2114 Wilder St. For more information, call 693-7867.
* Decoration Day: Cofer Cemetery, Cofer Cemetery Road, Meigs County, Tenn., 1 p.m. business meeting. email@example.com
The 36th annual Scouts Honor Veterans Service Project will take place Saturday at Chattanooga National Cemetery.
Devin Kersey, Caitlin Tharp and Kelsey Wofford were named Gold winners of Lee University's 2013 Rymer Scholarship awards.
Ringgold celebrates with 1890s Day street festival
Ringgold, Ga., is throwing its annual street festival, 1890s Day Jamboree, starting Friday night, May 24, and continuing all day Saturday, May 25.
When Brent Bookwalter and the BMC Racing Team compete in the Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Road and Time Trial National Championships, the race will be one of 275 events they'll ride by the end of October.
Today. AutoCross and Cruise-In, Eastgate Town Center, 5600 Brainerd Road, gates open 10 a.m., free to spectators, $30 entry fee to show or drive car in competition.
In the 1920s, the art deco period emerged as a reflection of the nation's rapid industrialization. The Machine Age was changing America's culture, and art deco's style captured the luxury, elegance and exuberance of the Roaring '20s.
* Dixie Jewels Insulator Club Swap Meet: Dalton Freight Depot, 305 S. Depot St., Dalton, Ga., 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., free. Glass and porcelain insulators available for sale or trade with collectors from seven states; appraisals available for insulators brought to depot. Tours offered of The Crescent City, a Pullman train car being restored. 423-236-9248.
• Howard High School class of 1963 is holding a planning meeting Saturday, May 25, in preparation for its 50-year reunion. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. at the Veterans Club, 2114 Wilder St. For more information, call 693-7867.
Mei Li Margaret Zuber will process through a high-school rite of passage on Saturday: Put on her cap and gown, line up with the 320 seniors in her class and receive her diploma from Soddy-Daisy High School.
Triplets Jonathan, Jeffrey and Jeremy Bell became Eagle Scouts during a Court of Honor held at Brainerd United Methodist church.
Of all the artists to cross the Jukebox Junction Stage at Lake Winnepesaukah each summer, two have proven to be the crowd's favorites: Colt Ford and Confederate Railroad, according to Talley Green, Lake Winnie spokeswoman.
Country singer performs at Track 29 on Saturday
Don't be surprised if a guy drops to one knee and proposes to his date while Kip Moore's onstage at Track 29 on Saturday night, May 18.
At first glance, the corner of Watkins and East Main streets seems to be just another abandoned lot — stacks of discarded tires, concrete blocks, glass bottles sticking out at all angles, piles of dirt, wood chips strewn everywhere.
* Fish Fry Fundraiser: Marcella Center for the Arts and Education, 117 Washington Road, Sweetwater, Tenn., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., $5 for fish sandwich with sides, 75 cents dessert, benefits programs of Marcella Center. 423-337-0075.
* Howard High School class of 1963 is holding planning meetings today and on Saturday, May 25, in preparation for its 50-year reunion.
Lauren Alaina's performance of her new single, "Barefoot and Buckwild" on Thursday night's episode of "American Idol" helped boost the song into iTunes' country Top 20 overnight.
Rena Malone won Best in Show in the first Scenic City Paint Out for her 8- by 10-inch oil, "Gorge Ess."
Tiffany Merritt knows the power of social media.
This weekend's two spring festivals — Who-Fest and HubFest — are each marking their seventh anniversaries.
Lauren Alaina returns to the "American Idol" stage in Los Angeles on Thursday, when she'll perform during the Top 3 results show (Fox, 8 p.m.)
Ella York was looking for a constructive way to occupy her son’s summer break when she signed both of them up for art classes in 1996.
Monday: The Art of Dining, St. John's Restaurant, 1278 Market St., 6 p.m. cocktails, 6:30 p.m. dinner, $150 per person, $275 Chef's Table per person, multicourse wine dinner to benefit WTCI. 702-7804.
• Spring For Life Family Festival: Camp Jordan, East Ridge, 3-6 p.m., $50 walk/run registration. Fundraiser for Choices Pregnancy Resource Center includes Walk for Life, 5K run, bike race, family activities, live music. 892-0803.
• Howard High School class of 1963 is holding planning meetings on Saturdays, May 11 and 25, in preparation for its 50-year reunion. The meetings will begin at 5 p.m. at the Veterans Club, 2114 Wilder St. For more information, call 693-7867.
* Fort Benning: Army National Guard Pvt. Joseph G. Hawks, son of Vicki Hicks, graduate of Sequoyah High School; Army National Guard Pfc. Ryan J. Raley, son of Pam Young and Butch Raley, graduate of Red Bank High School.
Tara Trobaugh of Ringgold, Ga., was named 2013 American Young Mother of the Year Saturday night by American Mothers Inc. The awards dinner was held at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City.
TUESDAY. Women of Distinction Awards, Chattanooga Convention Center, 11:15 a.m., $70, recognition of the Tennessee Woman of the Year, 10 Chattanooga Women of Distinction and three Young Women of Distinction, benefits American Lung Association of Tennessee. For tickets: 629-1098.
As demand increases for gluten-free products, bakeries face challenge.
Pepperoni may be the "go-to topping" on pizzas, but pizza restaurants are tempting customers to broaden their dining experience by adding a variety of tastes to their menus.
Warmer temperatures signal the kickoff of the spring/summer social season: bridal showers, bridesmaids' luncheons, graduations, reunions, baby showers, birthday parties. And, of course, cookouts for any occasion.
• Riverside High School class of 1966 is holding a meeting today at 3 p.m. at the Veterans Club, 2114 Wilder St. For more information, call 698-3760 or 255-7756.
* Walker County Historical Society: Villanow/Armuchee Community Center, 11471 E. Highway 136, 3 p.m., visitors welcome. Lee White, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park ranger, gives synopsis of Civil War events in the valley; longtime residents share community stories. 706-539-2324.
Trey Davis, a member of Troop 99, became an Eagle Scout during a recent Court of Honor.
South Pittsburg festival celebrates cornbread and great cooks
One weekend a year, tiny South Pittsburg, Tenn.'s population surges from 3,000 to as many as 40,000 folks as visitors arrive from across the country to celebrate cornbread and great cooks.
Since becoming a Tennessee Aquarium volunteer 18 months ago, Karen Spence has learned to prep fish food, properly clean possum cages and wrangle reptiles without flinching when she tidies up snake boxes.
21 Chocolate Fling, Southern Belle at Pier 2, 209 Riverfront Parkway, 2-4 p.m., $30, $10 ages 3-12, chocolate dessert sampling to benefit Epilepsy Foundation. 634-1772.
For avid gardeners, this weekend's Master Your Garden expo "will be like a candy store."
* Chattanooga High School class of 1963 will hold its 50-year reunion Friday-Saturday, April 26-27, at the Mountain City Club. For information or to make reservations, contact Rosalyn Goldstein Vogel at 821-0788.
* Catoosa County Democratic Party: Caffeine Addicts Coffee Shop, 7819 Nashville St., Ringgold, Ga., 9 a.m., visitors welcome. 770-826-8644.
Keo-Kio, McCallie School’s senior leadership organization, inducted 12 rising seniors during a recent ceremony.
Valley Fest brings community together with music and events
Small-town Dunlap, Tenn., is throwing a big-time party this weekend.
20 Step Into Spring, St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, Parish Center, 900 Clingan Ridge Drive, Cleveland, Tenn., 11 a.m., $10. Luncheon, boutique shopping and fashion show by Belk to support church's community projects. 423-476-8123.
SOUTH PITTSBURG, TENN. — Four generations of Joseph Lodge's family have lived in the wood-and-stone home he built in 1877.
* Motorcycle ride: Ringgold United Methodist Church, 7484 Nashville St., Ringgold, Ga., 10 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. depart church for ride over Dug Gap Mountain, return about noon for free lunch and music. Free but donations taken to benefit Nourishing Children in Catoosa. 678-938-1386.
* The Booker T. Washington High School class of 1963 is meeting today at 2 p.m. at Mission Ridge Baptist Church, 3778 Wilcox Blvd. For more information, contact the Rev. Etta Griffin-Garth, 475-6368, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stuart Benkert, director of bands and professor of music at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, has received an American Council on Education Fellowship for academic year 2013-2014.
Gabriella "Gabby" Logsdon met Zoe McDonough in the summer of 2011 while they were day-campers at Girl Scout Camp Awahila.