UAB Track and Field Signs CFGC Scholarship Recipient Kelli Smith
UAB track and field interim head coach Kurt Thomas announced the addition of three student-athletes to the 2010 signing class Tuesday.
Emily Trotter (Somerville, Ala./Brewer HS), Taylor Simpson (Calhoun, Ga./Gordon Central HS) and Kelli Smith (Chattanooga, Tenn./Brainerd HS) have each signed National Letters of Intent to join the Blazer track and field squad. Trotter will also compete for the cross country team.
Smith will add depth for UAB in the long jump, triple jump and high jump events. She earned a second-place finish in the long jump at the 2010 Tennessee Class A-AA state meet with a leap of 19-0. She also placed third in the triple jump. She was named one of the Best of Prep and selected to the 2010 All-City Track & Field Team by the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
For more on this story, please visit:UAB track & Field
The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga Public Art Fund
The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga is asking for the community to show its support for public art. The stainless steel sculpture represents a new found spirit of unity and pride for the community. It will remain on the front lawn of Urban League for viewing through December unless additional funding is raised.
The art project is part of the City of Chattanooga’s Public Art program, managed by the Department of Parks and Recreation. Thanks to a matching grant initiative funded by the Lyndhurst Foundation, the sculpture was installed at The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga, located at 730 M.L. King Blvd. All funds raised for this project are tax deductible and will go toward the purchase and perpetual maintenance of the sculpture.
The sculpture was created by Kentucky professor and artist, Garry R. Bibbs and stands twenty feet high. It is called “Family Revolution” and celebrates the new found pride seen in the MLK neighborhood. Urban League is asking its supporters, art lovers and concerned citizens to support the public art fund.
“Public art promotes a vibrant quality of life by fostering community dialogue and creating a sense of place in the spaces in which we live, work, and play. Chattanooga is a welcoming progressive city and public art reflects our civic pride and projects the community’s support of artists and related businesses, and the economic benefits of tourism,” said Peggy Townsend, program director of Chattanooga Public Art.
“Having an iconic sculpture in the MLK community makes a bold statement and sends a positive message. It communicates that a steady transformation and interest in urban America is plausible. Chattanoogans are philanthropists by nature, we express joy when a new business opens on MLK, or see clean up and street repairs being done to an area that once had a troubled past,” said Warren E. Logan Jr., president and CEO.
Individuals can make donations to the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga of any dollar amount or individuals that donate $1,500 will be recognized publicly and added to Urban League’s HeART for the Community commemorative plaque. This custom-made plaque will list all supporters by name or company and be displayed next to the sculpture.
For more information concerning Urban League’s public art fund please contact Warren E. Logan, Jr. at the Urban League’s office at 423-756-1762 or visit us online at www.ULchatt.net.
Children's Advocacy Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary woth Luncheon, July 15
The Children’s Advocacy Center of Hamilton County (CACHC) is excited to kick-off its 20th Anniversary Celebration Year with a “Volunteer & Donor Recognition Luncheon” on Thursday, July 15, 2010.
The luncheon will be held at The United Way Building. A keynote address will be given by Pete Cooper, President of the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga. Awards will be given to honor some of the CACHC’s hard working volunteers and generous donors.
Award to be given out include the Curtis L. Collier Individual Volunteer of the Year, Corporate Volunteer of the Year, and the Emeline W. Haney Award.
The CACHC staff, Board of Directors, and the 20th Anniversary Committee are planning several events throughout this fiscal year to help celebrate the positive impact the agency has had on alleged child victims of sexual and severe physical abuse in Hamilton County and surrounding counties in Southeast Tennessee.
For more information, please visit: WDEF News 12
Orange Gove Center Opens Dental Clinic
Orange Grove Center recently opened the mini-dental clinic and school to serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the state of Tennessee. It is the only dental clinic of its kind locally, providing services that are often refused by dentists around the world. Visit Orange Grove to find out more about Dr. Kristin Compton.
Call (423) 629-1451, ext. 2464 for more information, or to schedule and appointment.
Free Clinic Helps Four Legged Friends
A Chattanooga program aims to help a forgotten part of our society, pets of the homeless and in need. The goal? To give vet care....for free.
Nori and Paige visited the vet today, an expensive but necessary trip. Their owner, Brandy Bates says its just too pricey to take them to their usual veterinarian.
"With the economy and work...I needed a new way to get them checked out," said Bates.
And she found just that. Collars, leashes, pet food and even treats...Dog Days at the Metropolitan Ministries has it all, including a vet. And its all free.
"With the economy the way that it is, the same people who, normally, could have done a lot more have been restricted on what they can do. And then there's that group of people who can do absolutely nothing for their dog," said Dr. Darlene White.
Dr. White is a veterinarian and had the idea to start Dog Days and today was their 3rd clinic. Metropolitan Ministries is an agency that helps both homeless and those in need, financially and with medicines but Dr. White says its not just people who need help.
For more information, please visit: News Channel 9
CFGC Scholarship Recipeints Thank City Council
About 35 recent and past CFGC Together We Can Scholarship recipients gathered yesterday at the City Council meeting to thank the Council for their continued support for the scholarship. The students introduced themselves and shared with the Council members what high school they graduated from and where they were planning on attending college. Those students who had received the Together We Can Scholarship in the past and had recently graduated college were able to share with the members of the Council about thier current postions held and how much they appreciated the City of Chattanooga for supporting such a wonderful opportunity for Hamilton County High School students.
CFGC Schoalrship Recipient Tiffany Williams Internship
Tiffany Williams is a 2007 graduate of The Baylor School and a recipient of our Harold & Ellen Cash Memorial Scholarship. She is currently a rising junior at the University of Southern California majoring in International Business with a minor in Painting.
She is also a Emma Bowen Foundation Fellow. The Emma Bowen Foundation was created in 1989 to prepare minority youth for careers in the media industry. As a Fellow, Tiffany has worked with Comcast (in Chattanooga) for the past three years, please read about her experience at Comcast and being part of the Emma Bowen Foundation.
To view Tiffany's newsletter, please visist: Tiffany Williams Newsletter
Chattanooga Football Club Gets Big Win In Front Of Largest Crowd In Club History
Over 3000 soccer fans poured into Finley Stadium Saturday night to watch Chattanooga Football Club take home their third victory of the season by a score of 4-0.
The atmosphere was electric from the beginning with the ever-growing group of "Chattahooligans" singing and waving blue flags as they entered the stadium. A young group of Chattanooga FC supporters beat the drums while a little bit older crowd sang chants and "welcomed" the visiting team, Pumas FC from Birmingham.
The Chattanooga players were very impressed by the support of the community on this Fourth of July evening.
To watch a video of Coach Crossman speaking with Steve Gill of Nashville before the game, please visit: Coach Crossman Video
Watch Krue Brock talk about forming the Chattanooga Football Club in Chattanooga: Krue Brock Video
2009 Ronald McDonald House Scholarship Recipients
In 2002, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga began a scholarship program to provide assistance to area high school seniors who may need an extra hand in fulfilling their college dream. These scholarships are part of RMHC's dedication to providing education to students with limited access and means to make their goals a reality. This scholarship is administered by the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga and all funds for the program are provided by area McDonald's Restaurants and a matching fund from RMHC Global. Since its inception in 2002, RMHC Chattanooga has awarded more than $200,000 to local high schools' seniors; $1,000 per student.
Congratulations to our 2009 Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship Recipients!!!
re:start Launches New Website!
READ Chattanooga is now re:start, The Center for Adult Education and has moved to a new location and launched a new website! Thier new home is now located at 1501 Riverside Drive.
To read more about re:start's programs and class schedules, please visit: re:start
60-Acre Farm To Be Preserved In Hixson
One of the largest remaining family farms in Hamilton County, within the city limits of Chattanooga, will be protected from development and remain a landmark.
The children of Inez Hartman and Samuel Perry McConnell entered a lease agreement with the non-profit St. Andrews Center of Highland Park to provide stewardship and cultural/agricultural programming.
A private dedication ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Friday featuring remarks by poet and farmer Wendell Berry of Kentucky and a dedication poem read by local writer Laurie Perry Vaughen.
The Hartnell Farm was named by Sandra McConnell Burnett of Paducah, Ky., in memory of her parents, Inez Hartman McConnell and Sam McConnell. Mrs. McConnell's family (the Hartmans) owned the farm for a nearly a century. The 60 acres was a former dairy and sits adjacent to lands previously protected by the North Chickamauga Creek Conservancy and now managed by the state of Tennessee.
To read more about the Hartnell Farm, please visit: Chattanoogan.com
Urban League Partners with St. Andrews Center for Art Enrichments
Read about how James McKissic's, COO of the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga, Inc., background in art helped begin an art enrichment program at St. Andrews Center. The video at the end of the article gives a look into how the program began.
Art Enrichment Program Article from the Times Free Press