When my children were young, I introduced them to different sports and activities in an effort to help them find something they enjoyed.
It doesn't take much to get Karla Riddle on a soapbox.
Chattanooga Market opened its 2013 season on Sunday, April 21, a day eagerly awaited by many area residents.
Waste angers Emily Busby.
Name: Brooke Pangburn Age: 21 School: UTC sophomore
Austin and Ally rock, says Ezra Williams, a local fourth-grader.
Dapper has gone mainstream.
Lexie was on the losing end of a dogfight.
My oldest granddaughter is just like me.
Name: Ashley Dantzler Age: 19 School: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga sophomore
• Today. BRA-VO!, Track 29, 1400 Market St., 2 p.m., $40, fashion show modeled by breast cancer survivors to benefit Breast Cancer Support Services. 629-2445.
Until last Tuesday morning, I had never had a freshly made bagel and homemade cream cheese.
Name: Jordan Lamberson Age: 19 School: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga freshman
When Ellen Simak retires from the Hunter Museum of American Art this summer, she'll leave behind her children.
5 Taste and Sound of Italy: Sopranos, Sinatra and Sauce, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Keys Hall, 305 E. Seventh St., 7 p.m., $50, benefits Chattanooga Girls Choir. Program by operatic soprano Stella Zambalis and Frank Sinatra songs by Michael Smith with three-piece combo. 296-1006.
It's a place you'll want to take grandma.
Lindsey Sheaffer's son, Raymi, was 10 months old when she first began suspecting he was deaf. A pediatrician dismissed her concerns, saying it was "first-time mom jitters."
I lie to my granddaughters. I tell them there is a Santa Claus and an Easter Bunny.
"Fashion, to me, is whatever makes me comfortable and makes me feel good about myself.
After four decades of teaching college kids the fine details of painting and drawing, UTC professor Alan White is retiring. Not from art, mind you, from teaching.
Try to touch Olivia Millsaps' hair and she'll likely smack your hand.
Jean-Marie Lawrence is a woman on the move.
Go ahead, call me "Red." I'm fine with it now.
Congratulations to Chattanooga native Melissa Smith, who recently won the Judge's Award in a paper towel designing contest sponsored by People Towels, a company that makes reusable cotton hand towels.
Do you know where to find a sculptural tribute to Chattanooga?
Having trouble sleeping? Try exercising.
Fundraiser for Kidney Foundation gathers city's best chefs
If you were so inclined, you could spend the better part of the next month trying out a different area restaurant each night to see what the chefs have to offer.
Fear is an underlying theme on the Disney Channel's hit show "Austin & Ally." Austin is an outgoing singer and performer while Ally, who suffers from stage fright, is a songwriter who usually works behind the scenes.
7 Taste, Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St., 5:30-9 p.m., $40, sample specialties of more than 20 local restaurants at benefit for Kidney Foundation of Greater Chattanooga. 265-4396.
If you've seen the current No. 1 box office hit "Identity Thief" and thought you saw a hint of Chattanooga in one scene, congratulations. You have sharp eyes.
The sign outside The Camp House bills it as a coffeehouse, but it's much more than that.
21-22 Sons of the Pioneers concert, Hullander Barn, 10944 London Lane, 6:30 p.m. both nights, $85, $300 table of four, $550 table of eight. Legendary Western singing group performs benefit for Ooltewah High School Band. 553-0561.
I love to talk.
These fares were researched on Feb. 4 by Cleland Travel Planners using www.clelandtrav.com.
10 Kevon Edmonds concert, Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. M.L.King Blvd., 6 p.m., $50 includes buffet catered by LeMonts, Joe Johnson of Nashville opens for the R&B artist. 266-8658.
Patterned dresses, button-up silk shirts and floral blazers are on fashion experts' lists as must-haves for spring and summer.
"Bear patiently with the defects of others, and labor to amend thy own." — Thomas Fuller
Ashley Holt is spinning plans for a creative future.
The protection of endangered species is the primary focus of Cocktails for Conservation at Chattanooga Zoo.
Name: Marty Ellis Age: 47 Occupation: Law office manager
February 8 Cocktails for Conservation, Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave., 6-8 p.m., $30.
"Good sense is a thing all need, few have and none think they lack." — Benjamin Franklin
Pat Stewart was wheezing like a whistle.
Selections promote tolerance, nonviolence
Five award-winning films addressing issues of tolerance and nonviolence will be the focus of Chattanooga's inaugural Gig City Film Festival.
Their lifelong friendship began in an unlikely place — a hospital room.
My 6-year-old granddaughter, Tilleigh cut her hair last week. Using her child's "safe" scissors, she whacked off several inches on each side of her face.
"An expert is a man who has stopped thinking — he knows." — Frank Lloyd Wright
Seeing her life unfold through the lens of a Canon camera, 17-year-old Taylor Stott is realizing how quickly time passes.
Destination Price Boston $305 Richmond, Va. $394
2 PINK! Chattanooga Convention Center, 6:30 p.m., $200 each, $350 patrons, sponsorships start at $3,500. Benefits MaryEllen Locher Breast Center's expansion of surgical services for cancer patients at Memorial. 495-PINK (7465).