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Attorney, Arnold Stulce, reflects on four decades of private practice

Arnold Stulce says he learned all he needed to know about what a lawyer should and should not do from his parents. And he’s abided by those rules every day of the 38 years he’s been practicing law.

“The State Supreme Court imposes very appropriate rules about what an attorney shall and shall not do,” he says, “but there’s just not an awful lot about the ethical part of being an attorney your mother and father didn’t teach you.”

Judge Audrey Headrick robing ceremony

Audrey ... has earned the high regard  of everyone in the profession.

We’re all a bit in awe of what she accomplished and how far she can go.

She has all the qualities needed to serve our community with great distinction.

Hamilton County lawyers honored for service

A number of Hamilton County lawyers were honored for their work in serving the legal profession and the public during the Tennessee Bar Association’s recent convention in Memphis.

Four Chattanooga lawyers graduated from the TBA’s Leadership Law program during the convention. They were: Jeremy Cothern, Berke, Berke & Berke; Ellis Lord, Miller & Martin; Charles McDaniel, Legal Aid of East Tennessee; and William Rieder, Spears Moore Rebman & Williams.

Two Bar Association members join Leadership Chattanooga class

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the members of its 2015-2016 Leadership Chattanooga class. Included are two members of the Chattanooga Bar Association: Charles Flynn of Berke, Berke & Berke and April Holland of Miller & Martin.

Ben’s beginnings in Philly

Two weeks ago we left the 17 year-old Ben Franklin in the process of fleeing Boston. That was where he and his employer/brother, James, had literally come to blows. At issue were the stated and unstated job requirements of assistant publisher of the “New England Courant.” 

Housing site presents residential offerings downtown

To assist people looking to live in Downtown Chattanooga, River City Company has launched www.liveindowntownchattanooga.com, an information and resource tool for apartments and condos in the downtown footprint.

The site was created based on feedback from the 2013 City Center Planning efforts that included over 600 community members participating in various meetings and focus groups. While many people discussed the lack of rental housing in downtown, they also explained how it was difficult to find information on what properties offered rentable residential space and how to get in touch with the appropriate property management group for information.

Tips for renting out a room in your home

With the new school year just a couple of months away, a fresh round of college students will soon be looking for housing in the greater Chattanooga area. If you want to earn a bit of extra money and don’t mind sharing your personal space, renting out a room in your home can be a great way to supplement your income.

Chattanooga Chamber and green | spaces launch sustainability website

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce and green|spaces announce the launch of a regional sustainability site highlighting best practices in our region.

“The new sustainability website tells our community’s sustainability story,” said Amanda Ellis, communications coordinator with the Chattanooga Chamber. “The site provides a snapshot of sustainability projects in the area and credits local organizations striving to preserve resources.”

Governor’s Housing Conference to tackle tough questions

Conversations ranging from Congressional action to community planning will share the stage at the 2015 Governor’s Housing Conference. The conference is set for Wednesday, Oct. 7 and Thursday, Oct. 8 in Nashville at the Music City Center. Registration is open at www.tnghc.com.

Realtors, DOE team up for energy efficiency

To advance voluntary energy-efficiency activities in homes across the nation, the National Association of Realtors’ Center for Realtor Technology and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have joined forces to help American families improve the efficiency of their homes. The Better Buildings Home Energy Information Accelerator makes energy information more accessible to potential homebuyers while improving and expanding home-upgrade programs that help Americans save money on their energy bills. The ultimate aim is to cut waste and move the United States closer to a clean-energy future.

Pizza and wine
... worth the drive

“Do one thing well,” the late Steve Jobs said, and then he showed the world how. It was good advice. Those who pour their energy into the one thing about which they are the most passionate stand to capture lightning in a bottle.

Joe Bordogna, owner of Lookout Winery, couldn’t pick just one thing, though, so he settled on two: wine and pizza. Fortunately, he had enough passion to do both equally well.

Term vs. permanent insurance: Which is right for you?
Financial Focus

What’s your most valuable asset? While you are still working, this asset may actually be your future income — so you need to protect it. And you can do so by maintaining adequate life insurance, which can help provide your family with the financial resources necessary to meet critical expenses — such as mortgage payments, college tuition, and so on — should you pass away prematurely. But what type of insurance should you purchase? There’s no one “right” answer for everyone, but by knowing some of the basics of different polices and how they relate to your specific needs, you can make an informed decision. 

Self/less mostly thought/less
The Critic's Corner

How did movie characters solve mysteries before the advent of Google? It must have been much harder. Today, the answers to even the knottiest enigmas are a few key words and a click or two away.

Take the scene in “Self/less” in which billionaire industrialist Damian Hale is trying to make sense of a vision he keeps having. He sits down at a computer, types in “water tower + pumpkin,” clicks a few links, and BAM! There’s the water tower he keeps seeing.


Art Throw Down

Townsend Atelier will be hosting one of its increasingly popular art throw downs Friday, July 17 from 6-9 p.m. Instructors Mia Bergeron and Maria Willison will be competing in the free public demonstration, with the former painting and the latter sculpting the model. Guests will watch as each artist starts, carries, and refines a portrait. Designed to demonstrate how differently artists see the same subject, the throw down promises to provide an evening filled with laughs, antics, and surprises. Questions, comments, and even hollering from the audience are encouraged. Townsend Atelier is located at 201 W. Main St. in downtown Chattanooga.

Bessie Smith presents ‘A tribute to Roland Hayes’

Bessie Smith Cultural Center has launched a new exhibit titled “A Tribute to Roland Hayes.” It will be available for viewing through Oct. 31.

The exhibit offers a glimpse into the life of Roland Hayes, who was born in Gordon County, Ga., and grew up in Chattanooga. The son of a former slave, Hayes was the first classical singer to incorporate black spiritual music into his repertoire.

Navy Petty Officer Andrew Wilson of Chattanooga serving aboard USS Fort McHenry

Quartermaster 2nd Class Andrew Wilson of Chattanooga records surface contacts during a westbound transit of the Strait of Gibraltar aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry on July 1.

Fort McHenry, part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group/24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. 

Teens battle heat, graffiti in Mark Making project

Devin Brown, Timothy Moore, Laniesha Gatewood, and Kobeai Ford display the silver brushes Mark Making awarded them last week for taking leadership roles in a project in which East Chattanooga youth painted over graffiti on Glass Street.

Mark Making, a nonprofit that exists to “empower individuals and transform communities through professionally led public art projects” (markmaking.org), hired over a dozen teens to cover the graffiti-covered areas on the building that once housed the post office on Glass Street with design work they created in Mark Making classes. 

Tart cherries: The good just keeps getting better

One of the most beautiful signs of spring is a pink-flowering cherry tree promising succulent fruit in about two months. The only thing better is being able to enjoy the succulent fruit a few months later.

Now, according to recent research, there are more reasons to love this tree and the fruit it produces.

Are We There Yet?

I started high school in the 9th grade, when I was 14, which seems pretty young when you think about it.

It wasn’t too young to see the attraction of girls, though I didn’t have that issue - at least not Monday through Friday at Catholic High School for Boys.

What was going on in Chattanooga in 1965?

Saturday, July 17, 1965

William Rye Bell, 50, Brainerd High history teacher and one of the most outstanding weight-lifting instructors in the Southeast, died Thursday morning of a heart attack suffered in the Frye Institute weight room.

Tennessee Aquarium and IMAX sign laser technology agreement

The Tennessee Aquarium and IMAX Corporation have signed an agreement to install IMAX’s next-generation digital laser projection system at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater. The new technology will reportedly provide audiences with the sharpest, brightest, clearest, and most vivid digital images ever seen.

What was going on in Chattanooga in 1915?

Saturday, July 17, 1915

The “Liberty Bell” has arrived in San Francisco and was greeted by a tumultuous throng. Top-hatted reception committees, police, guards, and station porters were swallowed up. The Bell will be installed in the Pennsylvania Pavilion at the Panama Pacific Exposition Sunday.

Window shutters
Do It Yourself

We purchased our home, brand new, ten years ago. When we bought it we didn’t yet have children, it was just my husband and I. Now, in the same home we have three children, two dogs, and a cat. Obviously, for the last ten years we have watched our schedules fill, which means we have not been able to get around to the list of things we wanted to do to our home. Thankfully this past year we have finally started whittling down our to-do list.

Brainbuster – Make your brain tingle!

Every day, there are people who make a difference the lives of others. Someone who cares not just for the country, but also for all the people in it. All of our military personnel are such people; however, we don’t know all of them in a personal way. Walter Cronkite was such a person – and what he said affected all of us. We trusted him.