* 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 email@example.com.
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.
Nearly 550 artists from across the country applied, but just 145 were chosen to show their work in this weekend's 4 Bridges Arts Festival at First Tennessee Pavilion.
When Ken and Aimee Herrin moved here one year ago from Oregon, one of their first outings was last spring's 4 Bridges Arts Festival.
A general rule of thumb for spring planting in this region has always been "April 15 or after the last frost."
• The Booker T. Washington High School class of 1963 will hold a meeting on Saturday, April 13, 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.
* Gun/knife show: Alhambra Shrine Temple, 1000 Alhambra Drive, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $7, buy, sell or trade. 322-0855.
Boys Choir partners with The Pool for concert of British Invasion music
In an unusual intergenerational partnership, the Chattanooga Boys Choir and local British Invasion band The Pool are presenting "The Living Years" on Friday, April 5, in the UTC Fine Arts Center.
Several hundred Sweet Adelines are gathering in town this weekend for their Region 23 competition and convention.
Crooner takes on standards from American songbook Saturday at the Tivoli
A fan-favorite crooner with CSO audiences returns to Chattanooga Saturday, April 6, for a night of "Simply Swingin'."
Pick a card, any card," Ron Williams encourages a volunteer.
On April 1, 1963, Dr. Steve Hardy treated his first patient at General Hospital in the fictional TV town of Port Charles, N.Y.
Corky Coker’s upcoming show for the Travel Channel will follow him around the back roads of the South in search of vintage automobiles. “Small Town Security,” a behind-the-scenes look at a Ringgold, Ga., private security firm, has been renewed for a second season.
Tennessee is nicknamed the Volunteer State, and Chattanooga’s volunteers certainly live up to that standard.
Colorfully traced, overlapping handprints splash high-fives across a whiteboard hanging in Becky Hansard's home.
* Autism awareness event: Miller Plaza, Waterhouse Pavilion, corner of M.L. King Boulevard and Market Street, 9:30 a.m., free. Information and performances presented by Autism & Behavior Services, Orange Grove Center, Chattanooga Autism and Siskin Children's Institute. 648-1708.
Bliss Welch of Harrison was crowned Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee 2013 following a day-long program at the DoubleTree Hotel.
When the family celebrates Easter this weekend, what are you bringing to the table?
Easter is a week away and, in many regional school systems, the kids are out for spring break, so why not combine the two for some decorating fun?
• Book Signing: In Heaven’s Name Christian Bookstore, 2708 Airport Road, Dalton, Ga., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free. Author Gary Miller signs “Sing to the Lord a New Song: Transforming Life Through Scripture.”
See Rock City Inc. selected Cornelia "Neelie" Bradford as its fourth recipient of the Martha Bell Miller Scholarship. Bradford has been an employee at Rock City on the retail seasonal stands team for five years.
A mixture of mountain music to fill Tivoli on Friday night
Chattanoogans have a rare opportunity to see two Grammy winners performing on the Tivoli Theatre stage with regional master musicians this Friday night, March 22.
While their peers spent spring break sunning on the beaches of Florida, 19 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga students were singing their way across Western Europe.
* Catoosa County Democratic Party: Caffeine Addicts Coffee Shop, 7819 Nashville St., Ringgold Ga., 9 a.m., visitors welcome to breakfast meeting. 770-826-8644.
The 2014 Summerall Guards, a silent drill platoon at The Citadel, made its debut on March 9 during Corps Day Weekend.
One of the largest mass choirs to ever perform with the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera orchestra will fill the stage Saturday night for the presentation of Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem at the Tivoli Theatre.
Behind the pristine grounds of Rock City Gardens, nestled between the Lookout Mountain tourist attraction's storage units and rock outcroppings, is a nondescript brick building with paint-smeared concrete-slab floor.
George Gulas spent 25 years in the restaurant business. He and his two brothers were the third generation of the local family restaurant dynasty begun by his grandfather, Pete Gulas, in the early 1940s.
12 Spirit of Achievement Luncheon, Chattanooga Convention Center, 1100 Carter St., 11:30 a.m., $75. ESPN radio personality and 1992 National Championship quarterback Jay Barker is featured speaker at fundraiser for Junior Achievement. 892-4488.