The convenience of prelit artificial trees can’t be denied, but one aspect these faux firs haven’t been able to replicate is the crisp scent of spruce, pine or cedar.
For the first time since Ronald Reagan was president, a new priest will head what is now the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Chattanooga.
Q: My wife is an avid gardener, and I’m a last-minute shopper. How about some ideas beyond another potted plant?
Movie Screening: Carmike Majestic 12 Cinema, 311 Broad St., 4 p.m., six local businesses sponsor free screening of the family movie “Angels Sing,” starring Connie Britton, Harry Connick Jr., Kris Kristofferson, Lyle Lovett and Willie Nelson.
I met Maxine Alper when we were helping plan an event sponsored by the American Lung Association. I was impressed by her amazing energy and her willingness to perform the most menial and time-consuming tasks.
• Downtown Chickamauga, Ga.; 3-6 p.m. today; Chickamauga Christmas Celebration features live Nativity, animal petting zoo, live music, family photo booth, gift-wrapping booth, merchant deals, gingerbread man decorating and parade sponsored by Oakwood Baptist Church, Downtown Chickamauga Merchants Association and city of Chickamauga; free admission; 706-375-5760 or www.facebook.com/ChickamaugaChristmasCelebration.
Caitlin Hammon has always enjoyed singing, but hearing guest vocalist Stella Zambalis sing opera with the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera changed her focus.
The question usually comes just a few days after the annual Chattanooga Boys Choir Singing Christmas Tree performances, says director Vic Oakes, when volunteers help put up the stand on which the boys sing.
Saasha Jones is the recipient of the Bushtown Community Service College Scholarship Award, her third time to receive the award since 2008.
Q: Dad, neither the radio or the cigarette light, I mean phone charge thingy, is working in my car. Why?
Lights are twinkling in my fireplace, across its mantel and atop my kitchen cabinets. Lights are blinking outside on houses, in store windows and dazzling the streets. These stunning orbs of radiance signal that the holidays are here.
Q: My doctor didn’t do a Pap smear at my last appointment. Doesn’t everybody need one yearly?
Dynamic Church is getting high on its fundraising effort for The Salvation Army.
It’s not the first thing you notice watching an Alanna Royale show.