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Found 7 blog entries for June 2016.

Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, June 24 to Friday, July 1.

Sunday, June 26

Chattanooga Market Blueberry Festival

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Where: 1829 Carter Street
Cost: Free

Get your fill of all things blueberry from fresh-picked to pies to candles at the Chattanooga Market Blueberry Festival. Patrons can enter in one of the blueberry pie-eating contests, featuring fresh baked pies made by the Culinard Cooking Institute prepared with fresh, local blueberries. Sign up at the Market Information Desk Sunday a half-hour before each contest. Don't miss the “You be The Judge” pie-eating contest at 1 p.m., featuring a handful of Hamilton County Court Judges.



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Taking the leap from renting to buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions a person can make. But did you know than a monthly mortgage payment can often be cheaper than paying rent? 

According to a study done last year by trulia.com, buying a home is 23% cheaper than renting nationwide. To put that into perspective, consider that as of May 2016 the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Chattanooga is $792 and a two-bedroom comes in at an average of $965, according to rentjungle.com. This is a pretty hefty sum of money to be putting toward something that won’t be an investment for you in the long run.

With mortgage rates at an incredible low and rental prices only getting higher, there is no better time than now to purchase…

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, June 17 to Friday, June 24.

Opening tonight! 

'Camelot' Reimagined in the Kennedy Era

When: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in June and July
Where: Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River Street
Cost: $15-35

Chattanooga Theatre Centre has reimagined the classic “Camelot” musical to take place in 1960s Mad Men-era. Guinevere, King Arthur's lovely wife, encourages him to establish the Knights of the Round Table. As the Knights grow in fame, Lancelot Du Lac becomes the most celebrated of all of them, and rumors begin to circulate about his affair with Guinevere. Can Camelot be the idealistic place of Arthur's dreams? The memorable score includes "If Ever I…

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Things are really starting to heat up in Chattanooga. With summer finally upon us, there is no better time than now to get out and splash into some of the city’s best water activities. Whether you’re looking for adventure or fun with the kiddos, we have you covered with our top five picks: 

 1. The Passage (Waterfall Stairs)

1 Broad Street, Aquarium Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Located just between downtown Chattanooga and the Tennessee River, The Passage is a permanent outdoor exhibit marking the beginning of the Trail of Tears. The seven, six-foot ceramic disks along the wall tell the story of the Cherokee Nation and offer an opportunity for parents to teach kids about the removal of the Cherokee tribes all the way from Ross' s Landing in…

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, June 10 to Friday, June 17.

Each Thursday-Sunday

Horse and Carriage Rides

When: Every Thursday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.
Where: Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center, 400 Garden Road
Cost: $15

Take an old fashioned carriage ride around Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center's meandering trails and explore the landscape the way the English traditionally experienced a Riding. Reservations can be made by calling 423-821-1160.

June 10-12

'Tale of Tales' screening at Cine-Rama

When: 8:30-11 p.m. 
Where: Cine-Rama, 100 W. Main St.
Cost: $8 for members, $10 for general public

Enjoy a screening of one of visionary filmmaker Matteo…

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, June 3 to Friday, June 10.

Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4

Swine: Grand Opening Reception

When: 5-8 p.m.
Where: Cine-Rama, 100 W. Main St. 
Cost: Free

Swine, located inside Cine-Rama, will host its Grand Opening Reception this weekend featuring light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. The venue will hold its debut exhibition featuring several local artists working in sculpture, installation and performance art. Performances will take place Saturday at 7 p.m. Artists include Matthew Dutton, Zac Holbrook, Justin Butts, Morgan Koch, Adam Kirby, Aaron Cowan, Stephanie Loggans, Bonnie Buffington, Katie Severson, Kayla Cloonan, Eleanor Epstein, Kyle Wood and…

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House hunting is about more than finding the right home at the right price. You can find the perfect house … but if it’s not in the right area of town to match yours and your family’s lifestyle and needs, you won’t be happy there in the long run. 

Here are our tips for narrowing down neighborhoods:

1. Think Ahead

How far are you willing to commute? If you don’t have children now, do you plan on having them in the future? How important is it to you to be able to walk places? How long do you plan on being in this home? If you’d like to be in your future home for an extended period of time, it’s important that you consider what you want your life to look like a few years down the road. A longer commute may seem ok now, but will you feel the same…

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