Headlines 2018-11-13T13:06:50+00:00

A Natchez Noel

Natchez, Mississippi is known for its grand antebellum homes any time of year, but during the holidays you can see them at their finest, all dressed up and open for tours. It just takes a little more than six hours to drive from Chattanooga to Natchez, well worth a holiday weekend getaway. A full day of Christmas in Natchez activities culminates in the annual lighting of the tree the evening of November 24. Christmas time in Natchez is a season of enchantment. Visitors hear the brilliant handbells pealing out the joy of the holidays from church choir lofts and carolers singing the songs of Yuletide. It's an old-fashioned celebration that begins on Saturday, November 24, and doesn't stop till the last fireworks light up the sky over the Mississippi River on New Year's Eve. This is the 10th year for Christmas in Natchez, a monthlong celebration that draws [...]

By | November 13th, 2018|Categories: Currents|0 Comments

Chattanooga Chefs on Stage in Orange Beach, Alabama This Week

Starting tomorrow, three local top-notch chefs will be competing in the annual ℹ️ World Food Championships (WFC) in Orange Beach, Alabama. ℹ️ Rebecca Barron of ℹ️ St. John’s, ℹ️ Hardin Cowan of ℹ️ Solarium Cafe and ℹ️ Nick Thiers of Virginia Culinard Institute will be part of a larger group representing Team Tennessee at the event. [...]

By | November 6th, 2018|Categories: The Chef|0 Comments

Off Season is the Best Season in Jackson County

As chillier weather moves in, the crowds move out and lodging prices decrease with the temperatures in the Western North Carolina mountain towns of Jackson County. Many might think that winter is for hibernation, but in the towns of Sylva, Dillsboro, Cherokee and Cashiers, it is an undiscovered season with [...]

By | October 30th, 2018|Categories: Travel|0 Comments

Grains & Grits Festival Plans to Elevate Culinary Experience

Grains & Grits, a festival of southern spirits and gourmet grub located at the Townsend Visitors Center, will return for a third year on November 3, 2018. This year, attendees can expect a new addition. The event’s culinary aspect will be elevated as high-profile chefs in the area offer tastings [...]

By | October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Festivals|0 Comments

StartUp Week Celebrates its 5th Birthday!

By | October 17th, 2018|Categories: Startups|

“We believe StartUp Week is an important brand to Chattanooga and to its participants,” says Marcus Shaw, CEO of CoLab. “It is one part workshop, one part networking event and one part citywide party.” The energetic Shaw, whose nonprofit CoLab is for the first time entirely responsible for the annual [...]

A New Bar Concept on Cherry Street

By | October 9th, 2018|Categories: Currents|

Bar owner, James Heeley Coming soon to the innovation district is a new bar concept, a speakeasy called London Calling. “I wanted to bring something exciting and new to the Chattanooga area,” says bar owner, James Heely. “I believe Chattanooga is a great marketplace for a prohibition era [...]

Chattanooga Oktoberfest Returns for its 17th Year!

By | October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Festivals|

Mr. & Mrs. Oktoberfest 2017 Most years, the first crisp fall weekend of the season seems to serendipitously fall on ℹ️ Chattanooga Oktoberfest. The festival boasts to be Chattanooga’s top family-friendly fall event, and it beckons visitors from all around the world—Germans included. This year, organizers are looking for [...]

Wine Over Water Event to Benefit Local Historic Preservation

By | September 25th, 2018|Categories: Arts & Culture|

The iconic ℹ️ Chattanooga Choo Choo is the center of attention once more. ℹ️ Cornerstones, Inc., Chattanooga’s premier historic preservation organization, is embarking on a capital campaign to restore the Terminal Station Dome of the Chattanooga Choo Choo. The campaign will expand opportunities for the vintage hotel and for international, national [...]

Savannah Food & Wine Festival Announces Perry Lane Hotel to Host Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner

By | September 13th, 2018|Categories: Currents|

The Savannah Food & Wine Festival, presented by Publix, is set to take place this November 5-11, 2018. Uniting the culinary community of local and national chefs in one place, the festival is announcing the celebrity chefs to be featured at the James Beard Foundation, Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner. The recently opened Perry [...]