Robin Ford Wallace

Anybody want to be a hero? If so, Brad Tipton would love to meet you. Tipton is captain of the Cliff/Cave Unit of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Rescue Service (CHCRS), which he describes as the best qualified ... more

Jan 27, 2016 12:39 PM Cover Story 2 Comments

This is the time of year when you can’t open a magazine without seeing “Before Jeans” photographs. You know the ones. They illustrate ads for diet products or features about fitness. more

Jan 20, 2016 12:03 PM City Life

The Chattanooga Market winds down for the year this weekend—but on both Saturday and Sunday, Santa Claus, live music and over 170 vendors will be on hand to cheer your last-minute holiday chores and to help ... more

Dec 16, 2015 1:21 PM The Bowl

Goats are personable. Do you need one? If you live inside the city, probably not. Chattanooga has an ordinance forbidding goats on properties smaller than five acres, and realistically you’d need more than that. more

Nov 18, 2015 12:12 PM Cover Story

Diabetes, which afflicts almost a tenth of the American population, is a serious disease that can result in blindness, amputation, coma, kidney failure and heart failure. Or not. more

Nov 11, 2015 1:50 PM City Life

Dog is man’s best friend, right? So why doesn’t man ever take dog out for a beer? If that bit of unfairness has been inflaming your social justice gland, McKamey Animal Center has just the fix this Saturday ... more

Oct 21, 2015 12:38 PM City Life

This Friday, Sept. 18, is Chattanooga’s eighth annual “Parking Day,” when residents of all ages are invited to come downtown and play in the streets as the city’s metered parking spaces become tiny, infinitely varied parks-for-a-day. more

Sep 16, 2015 1:19 PM City Life 1 Comments

Looking for a hike in or around the Chattanooga area? Three words: Oh. My. God. Selecting a hike around here is like finding a loaf of bread at Publix: You may have a psychotic episode from too many choices. more

Jun 3, 2015 12:06 PM Cover Story

In researching “hikeability” in and around Chattanooga, I found one glaring contrast: In Chattanooga, there are miles and miles of eminently accessible hiking, with more on the way. more

Jun 3, 2015 12:06 PM Cover Story

Spring is coming. Do you hear the siren call of dirt? Do you catch yourself pawing through gardening magazines? Do your fingers itch for a trowel? Do you feel if you can’t get outside and plant something right now ... more

Mar 11, 2015 4:48 PM Cover Story

Virginia’s Tom “Professor Apple” Burford, author, horticulture historian and cider maker extraordinaire, will be at Chattanooga’s Crabtree Farms on Saturday, Mar. 7, to teach a workshop on grafting apple trees. more

Feb 25, 2015 12:57 PM City Life

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