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Wes Melton has created a map that has geeks swooning nationwide.

While Ebola viral disease dominates our headlines, prevention of seasonal influenza merits close, personal attention.

  • Oct. 23rd, 2014  |
  • By Dr. Clif Cleaveland

Q: Can diabetes affect my eyesight?

  • Oct. 23rd, 2014  |
  • By By Dr. Rohan J. Shah

RiverRocks plays out - Oct. 24-26

Still plenty of adventure in store before outdoor festival’s finale

RiverRocks, Chattanooga’s premier outdoor adventure festival, winds up this weekend with five competitions for crazy-fit athletes and four events for those who think parking downtown is as adventurous as they want to get.

What’s up on this last full weekend before Halloween? Here are some events around town.

Families who arrive early for the Tennessee Aquarium’s AquaScarium VII Halloween party will get an extra treat this year: the chance to see local athlete Edward Yates walk a line suspended between the Aquarium’s peaks.

Boo-Fest: Big Ridge Elementary School, 5210 Cassandra Smith Road, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, free community festival with carnival games, entertainment, vendors. 423-316-5123.

Author Ben Tarnoff will present a free lecture on “Mark Twain and the Bohemians of the Far Western Frontier,” at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in McKee Library on the campus of Southern Adventist University in Collegedale.

Five area specialty shops will conjure up 19 kinds of fun and fright during Halloween ComicFest, an international celebration of comic books set for Saturday, Oct. 25.

Ten speakers have been slated for the first TEDxUTChattanooga, an independent program modeled on the TED Talks series of “ideas worth spreading” in the fields of technology, entertainment and design (TED).

Historic re-enactors will raise the ghosts of long-gone citizens in two cemetery strolls this weekend.

The sights and sounds of World War II return to Fort Oglethorpe again this year for the 6th Cavalry Museum’s fifth annual Remembering Our Heroes, which features living-history displays, battle reenactments and a USO show among its highlights.

It’s the time of year when ghosts, goblins and witches are spotted all over town.

“Whispering Forest” is representative of the work of Ed Nash, one of three artists featured in “Textures” at Gallery 1401, 1478 Market St.

  • Oct. 23rd, 2014  |

Jones Observatory, operated off-campus by the UTC Physics and Astronomy Department, is set to begin its fall season of programming.

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