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

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 limitless offerings perfect for a seasonal getaway. Jackson County’s countless indoor and outdoor activities, scenic winter hikes and overlooks, cozy accommodation options and the chance of a mountain snow day make it an unforgettable escape for an off-season getaway. Jackson County is best known for its wealth of natural wonders and unrivaled beauty. Avid hikers or those looking for a leisurely stroll will find the perfect fit on one of Jackson County’s many trails. Nestled amongst the Nantahala National Forest and the ℹ️ Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the county’s unique location provides visitors with endless views of the surrounding areas natural beauty. [...]

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

Wine Over Water Event to Benefit Local Historic Preservation

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 [...]

By | September 25th, 2018|Categories: Arts & Culture|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

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

Lodge Cast Iron Cook-Off Featured Chef: Dao Le

By | August 21st, 2018|Categories: The Chef|

Lodge's Cast Iron Cook-off  at Chattanooga Market highlights 5 Tennessee Chefs who are preparing a 'market fresh' dish before a live audience at Chattanooga Market. The chef who earns the highest score from a panel of 5 judges will take home a series of Lodge prizes and a golden ticket [...]

An Annual Pro-Chef Competition Returns to Chattanooga Market – Lodge Cast Iron Cook-off

By | August 20th, 2018|Categories: The Chef|

There's nothing better than a searing-hot cast-iron skillet sizzling with hot oil and fresh vegetables to send a crowd into a culinary frenzy. And that's what will happen on Sunday, August 26th as a team of well-seasoned chefs compete in Chattanooga Market's annual Lodge Cast Iron Cook-Off. Barron's dish [...]

Air Balloon Festival Returns for Second Year

By | August 14th, 2018|Categories: Currents|

On August 18, 2018, the Great Smoky Mountains Hot Air Balloon Festival will return to Townsend after a highly-attended and successful inaugural year in 2017. Last year, the event drew 10,000 attendees to the Townsend Visitors Center as the area was filled with a spectrum of colorful balloons against the [...]

Baylor Tri-Masters Coach, Jenny Smith, Completes the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming

By | August 7th, 2018|Categories: Life|

Jenny Smith With her finish of the 20 Bridges Swim in Manhattan, NY, Baylor Tri-Masters Coach Jenny Smith has now officially completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. Membership of the Triple Crown requires the authenticated completion of three famous marathon swims: 21 miles (33.7 km) across [...]

ArtSpark to Beautify Downtown Streets

By | July 31st, 2018|Categories: Arts & Culture|

Utility Boxes of all shapes and sizes populate many intersections in Downtown Chattanooga protecting wires and switches that make our traffic signals, street lights and phones work. And while these boxes serve desirable utility needs for our city, they can be an unappealing piece of our landscape and can attract [...]

Street Performers Bring Chattanooga Market Buskers Festival to Life

By | July 25th, 2018|Categories: Festivals|

The practice is both old and new. Buskers, or street performers, turn out every weekend for crowds across the country, especially in the summer season. Young performers follow the timeless tradition of performance art. The word busker is slang for the root word—busk “to seek to entertain by singing and [...]