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Found 9 blog entries for May 2017.


The Chattanooga area is home to so many trails, and on June 3, it’s time to celebrate them in honor of National Trails Day!  

Whether you want to visit a trail to volunteer and do maintenance work or go as an appreciative user, here are five places and activities perfect for celebrating the day.

Bring Fido for a hike at Cloudland Canyon State Park

Hit the trails with your favorite furry friend on this easy 2 mile round trip hike. There will be some opportunities for your dog to play in the streams along the way. Meet at the Backcountry Camping parking area. All dogs must be on a 6-foot leash and a $5 park fee applies unless you are a season pass holder. Trail maps and driving directions to the event will be available at the park Visitor's…

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, May 26 to Friday, June 2. 

Friday, May 26

Beach Blanket Movie Night

When: 8:30- 11 p.m. 
Where: Chester Frost Park, 2277 N. Goldpoint Circle, Hixson, TN 37343 
Cost: Free

Hamilton County Parks and Recreation Dept. invites you to bring out the family and kick off Memorial Day weekend at the 13th Annual Beach Blanket Movie Night at Chester Frost Park beach. The public is invited to bring chairs or blankets or watch the movie from your boat on the three-story screen. Due to copyright laws we can't mention the title but the movie is a Disney 2016 release about an adventurous teenager who is inspired to leave the safety and security of her island on a daring…

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If you’re looking to buy a home, it’s time to check that dreaded credit score! While to us our credit score doesn’t mean too much, to a lender who’s considering whether to approve your mortgage loan, a low credit score can indicate you’re a risky borrower. And for most of them, that’s not a risk they’re willing to take. 

So, what do you do to get your credit score up and get ready for your home purchase? Let us help with these tips. 

1. Get a current copy of your credit report

Knowing is half the battle when it comes to your credit. If you know where you stand, then you know exactly how much work it’s going to take to make that good credit score happen for you. You're entitled to one free copy of your credit report every 12 months from each…

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, May 19 to Friday, May 26. 

Friday, May 19

Ballet Tennessee Repertory Performance

When: 7:30-9:30 p.m. 
Where: UTC Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine Street
Cost: $17 - $19  

The Ballet Tennessee Repertory Performance features the versatility of the Ballet Tennessee Company in a variety of classical and contemporary works, with choreography by Catherine Gaudreau, Brittany Johnson-Mills, Hannah Locke, and Emma Pannkuk. The highlight of the evening is "Dream Awake," a full length original ballet choreographed by Barry VanCura. Ballet Tennessee alumnus LaJeromeny Brown (School of American Ballet) returns to perform the lead in "Dream Awake." He will also dance the…

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If you missed the Chattabrewga craft brew festival this past weekend, don’t worry. You don’t need a special event as an excuse to check out some of the Scenic City’s best breweries. We started out with Big River Grille and Brewing Works as our only brewery back in the early ‘90s, and now the city is bursting at the seams with new brewing companies (and more on the way!). Now that our city is becoming such a hub for brews, we’re serving up a round of some of our favorites for you to try.

Mad Knight Brewing Company 

BASEMENT of: 4015 Tennessee Ave.

This St. Elmo brewery is so new, we’re not even sure the paint’s totally dry yet. Mad Knight Brewing Company just opened it’s doors to feature their beers including the Crazy Otto…

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, May 12 to Friday, May 19. 

May 13-14

Tennessee Medieval Faire

When: 10 am. to 5 p.m.
Where: 500 Fiske Rd., Harriman, TN 37748
Cost: $9 - $17

The 3rd annual TN Medieval Faire allows guests to escape to a more innocent time with chivalry and gallantry while meeting King Arthur and Queen Guinevere as they celebrate their 1st wedding anniversary with a market-day festival. Enjoy live jousting tournaments, warriors’ chess matches, trick shows, interactive comedy, Irish and Celtic music, folk and belly dance and numerous artisans selling original wares made of leather, metal, wood, glass, fabric and more. Food at the event will include turkey legs and beer, of…

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With technology evolving more every day, it’s easier than ever for scammers to find their way to you and sell you on whatever they may be offering. Between phony telephone calls, get rich quick schemes and fake online listings, it’s hard to know what’s real and what’s not. Let us help you with identifying some of the most notable real estate hoaxes and how to avoid them. 

1. Bogus real estate investment seminars

Chattanooga’s real estate market is booming, and you want to get in on it! So, when someone advertises a  FREE real estate investment or house flipping seminar, that sounds like a great plan, right? Maybe. Many real estate “gurus” will get the public in the door with the promise of free information, but then it goes downhill from there.…

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, May 5 to Friday, May 12.

Friday, May 5

Nightfall Concert Series

When: 7-11 p.m.
Where: Miller Plaza, 850 Market Street
Cost: Free

One of Chattanooga's most widely recognized and attended programs is the seasonal Nightfall concert series, which celebrates its 29th season this year. Uniquely Chattanooga, Nightfall brings people to the city's center each Friday night all summer to enjoy a variety of nationally and internationally acclaimed musical artists ranging in a variety of genres. A local act is given the opportunity to open for the national headlining talent. Check out any week and get a link to all the acts at 

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She gave you life, taught you everything you need to know and has had your back since day one! Now’s the time to show your mom some appreciation this May 14 in honor of Mother’s Day and in honor of all she’s done for you. But we say, don’t stop there! Here are some of our favorite ideas for celebrating Mom all month long in Chattanooga: 

1. Take her shopping at a local boutique or gallery

If you don’t know what to get your mom for Mother’s Day, why not take her out shopping and just pay attention to what she likes. If you can make it out this weekend together, you’ll still have plenty of time to sneak back to the store before next weekend. We recommend checking out Sophie’s Shoppe for beautiful home furnishings and jewelry by local artisans,…

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