It’s that time again.
The city of Collegedale is moving forward with a budget for fiscal year 2013-2014 that calls for no tax increase. The City Commission unanimously approved the budget on first reading at its most recent meeting.
When school’s out for the summer, reading can be the last thing on kids’ minds. Luckily for many, libraries across East Hamilton have plenty of summer programs to keep both bibliophobes and bibliophiles happy.
One of Hamilton County’s favorite pieces of nature has an anniversary coming up.
While Harlan Porfiri, 8, imagined her summer vacation totally different, some elements are still the same. Harlan is taking a trip with her family — it just happens to be a monthlong RV trip across the state of Tennessee all in the name of cleaning up the state.
Dave Kennedy remembers going to Riverbend Festival and seeing bands he calls “a little left of center.”
When school starts back this fall there will be plenty of new faces in East Hamilton County, including several in the principal’s office.
Not everyone in East Hamilton wants to drive all the way to downtown Chattanooga for a little arts and culture.
Collegedale resident Ernest Clark has a knack for a unique musical instrument. It’s like the violin, he said, only it’s something you can find in your tool shed.
Some people host benefit concerts to impact their community. Others sell treats door to door or raise money by running a race.
Sometimes it seems like kids these days are more comfortable playing on a tablet computer than going outside.
It’s a long way from the Rockies of Montana to Chattanooga, but Dr. Damien Armstrong said the move is just like making a homestead.
Collegedale resident David Barto doesn’t like getting in the car and smelling like cigarette smoke after leaving the city’s Imagination Station playground.
Within the next six weeks, construction is expected to start on the new East Brainerd Elementary School building, which will be located at East Brainerd Intermediate School’s current campus.
When Collegedale turns 45 this fall, its city planner, Kelly Martin, hopes to be able to present a pretty special birthday gift.