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Front Page - Friday, July 29, 2016


Medal of Honor Museum

The public is invited to attend a meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre to give feedback on the construction of the Charles H. Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center at Coolidge Park. Officials with the Heritage Center are seeking to lease a portion of the park from the City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County in order to build a two-story museum. The center is currently housed at Northgate Mall in Hixson. Heritage Center officials have asked to lease 6,800 square feet next to the cul-de-sac at the end of Tremont Street in Coolidge Park. The agreement, if approved, would be a lease of $1 for 99 years. The Heritage Center says the site would honor Charles H. Coolidge as a Medal of Honor recipient and act as a memorial to the Medal of Honor. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting to give feedback on the Heritage Center’s request. For more information, visit connect.chattanooga.gov/medalofhonor.

Sportsbarn triathlon

Athletes from the Chattanooga area are invited to test their physical strength at the 20th Annual Sportsbarn Sprint Triathlon on Sunday, Aug. 7. The event will start at the Chickamauga Dam, where competitors will swim, ride, run, or paddleboard to downtown Chattanooga. The triathlon will begin at 7 a.m. with the participants either swimming one-quarter mile or paddleboarding one mile across Chickamauga Lake. The middle portion of the race will consist of an 8.2-mile bike ride to downtown Chattanooga via Amnicola Highway. The event will end with a 2-mile run along the Chattanooga riverfront and the North Shore. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three winners overall and in each age group. The proceeds from the triathalon will benefit First Things First, a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening area families. Register online at www.sportsbarn.net or by calling The Sportsbarn at (423) 266-1125. Pre-registration is required. Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6. For more information about First Things First, visit www.firstthings.org.

Chattanooga Roller Girls

The Chattanooga Roller Girls will host Vette City Saturday, Aug. 3 starting at 6 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center. The home bout will benefit the Chattanooga Kids on The Block. To purchase tickets, visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2513574.

Happy hour at the zoo

The Chattanooga Zoo will host Ales & Tails one Thursday a month through September. Dates and times are Aug. 25 and Sept. 22 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Each event will be held in a different part of the zoo. Attendees will be able to enjoy a cash beer and wine bar, animal encounters, keeper interaction, and learn more about the Chattanooga Zoo’s conservation efforts and plans for the future. Animal sponsorship opportunities will be available. Carter Distributing and Athens Distributing will provide the cash bar; Moe’s Southwest Grill will prepare the hors d’oeuvres. Ales & Tails is a 21-and-older event. All proceeds will go to the Chattanooga Zoo and its animals. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit www.chattzoo.org/events/ales-tails.