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Found 8 blog entries for July 2015.

Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga events, happening locally from Friday, July 31 to Friday, August 7.

Beginning today!
Fall Book Sale At Hamilton Place Mall

When: July 31 through August 15, Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Hamilton Place Mall (the upper level near the Sears entrance inside the mall across from Massage Envy) at 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.
Cost: Free

The Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library is holding its fall book sale beginning today through August 15 at Hamilton Place Mall. Looking for a new read for the summer or to improve a school or classroom library? Thousands of donated books representing many genres including children's books will be available during this sale. Children's books are $1 for hardcover…

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Good photography can make the difference between a home selling in weeks or selling in months. Although real estate photographers are skilled in making your home look its best, they’re not miracle workers. The photos representing your home should give potential buyers a true feel for the space—without having to imagine what it could look like without your clutter.

Follow our top five tips below for getting your home real estate photo ready and prepared to sell! 

1. Clean and declutter

One of the most important ways to get your home ready for photos is to clean and declutter. Having too many items filling a room makes your space look small and chaotic. One creative way to declutter is to try your hand at the 12-12-12 Challenge. Every day up…

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga events, happening locally from Friday, July 24 through Friday, July 31.

Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25

Free Shakespeare Summer Series "The Tempest”

When: 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Where: Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge, TN 37412
Cost: Free

For its third summer, Back Alley Productions will bring a free performance of a Shakespearean classic to Chattanooga. This year’s show, “The Tempest” features Prospero, an ousted duke of former political power, who seeks revenge against the conspirators who overthrew him. But his vendetta is complicated by the mercy of his daughter Miranda who has fallen in love with one of the shipwrecked nobles. The show runs 2.5 hours including intermission. All shows…

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga events, happening locally from Friday, July 17 through Friday, July 24.

Opening tonight!

9 to 5 the Musical

When: Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. July 17 - August 2.
Where: Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River Street
Cost: $12.50 - $30

Don’t miss this hilarious musical based on the popular movie starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton! After being pushed to the brink by their “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot” of a boss, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even. Together they conspire to take control of their company and discover there's nothing they can't do—even in a man's world. For more information or to purchase…

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Just like when meeting new people, when potential buyers are looking at your home, first impression is key.

Whether you’re looking to sell your home or just want to give it a bit of an update, these simple (and budget-friendly!) curb appeal ideas will take your home from drab to fabulous with just a weekend’s worth of effort.

1. Be your own worst critic

Take a good look at your home with the discerning eye of a potential home buyer. Maybe even drive by to get the full effect. What do you see—missing shingle there, tilted mailbox there? Make a list of the imperfections you find, order them from easiest to the most difficult, and get to work on correcting those issues. Some of the easiest curb appeal improvements to be made are the small…

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There’s no question that Chattanooga is full of things to do—but where can you find fun things to do for free? We’ve got you covered with our list of Chattanooga’s 9 best free activities, most of which are perfect for all ages.

1. Go watch a free movie

Gather your blankets, lawn chairs and snacks—every year First Things First, in partnership with the City of Chattanooga, hosts this free summertime series during which families gather on the grass in Coolidge Park to watch a film on a giant inflatable screen. The movies, which are shown on Saturdays around 8:30 p.m. or after the sun goes down, are current family favorites perfect for kids or kids at heart. For more information, visit firstthings.org/fm/events/detail/id/438.

2.Go for a walk on…

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Don't miss these Chattanooga events, happening locally from Friday, July 10 through Sunday, July 12.

Opening tonight—Peter Pan the Musical

When: Fridays-Saturdays, July 10-11, 17-18, 24-25; and Thursdays, July 16 and 23 at 8 p.m.
Where: Signal Mountain Playhouse, corner of Rolling Way and James Boulevard
Cost: $15 ages 13 and older, $5 ages 12 and under (cash or checks only)
Good to know: SMP is an outdoor venue, so dress for the heat and bring a folding chair 

The childhood classic Peter Pan is coming to Chattanooga beginning tonight at 8 p.m. at the Signal Mountain Playhouse. This beloved musical tells the story of the boy who never grew up and his life on the island of Neverland, where he leads the Lost Boys and battles with Captain Hook. The…

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Some home improvement projects offer plenty of bang for your buck, while others cost more than they’re worth. Check out our top 5 recommended home improvements  for the Chattanooga area that provide the best return on investment to improve your home’s value.

5. Fresh Paint

A fresh coat of paint can make almost anything look brand new. The same goes for your home! One of the least expensive home improvements you can make is repainting, and even though it can take some time and sweat, it’s worth it to give home buyers an immediate good feeling when walking in the door. Although it’s recommended to go with a neutral color palate, that doesn’t mean you have to live in the land of beige. Try neutral greens, greys or browns for a nice change of pace that…

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