Hey, Chattanooga — Brianna here. This newsletter will be my last with NOOGAtoday, so I wanted to try something different today.
Occasionally, we’ll share the top-performing articles and top-clicked links from the previous month; today, I’m sharing some of my personal favorite stories and happenings from the past few years (and a bit of what I’m looking forward to when I visit Chattanooga).
- Red Bank joins 10-minute walk campaign | I love writing about parks and the outdoors, but this story, in particular, was special to me as a former Red Bank resident who knows firsthand just how impactful this project could be.
- Decoding Zoning | This is technically a handful of stories rather than one, but I’ve loved diving into zoning codes and processes to help make them a bit easier to understand.
- Chattanooga’s new month-long celebration, Rock the Riverfront | It was so much fun to cover the first year of Rock the Riverfront — read up on the second festival here before it begins on March 17.
- Where Chattanoogans want more pedestrian-friendly streets | You all really came through when we asked where you want more pedestrian-friendly streets.
- The story behind “Eric is dead” in Chattanooga, TN | Ever wondered about the words “Eric is Dead” written all over town? I did, too — so I met “Eric.”
- A look inside Chattanooga’s captivating commodes | Beautiful bathrooms are something to share — if you haven’t read this one yet, urine for a treat.
Chattanooga has changed a lot in the past few years, many of those changes have been so exciting to witness firsthand — from the completion of a local trail 20+ years in the making to Chattanooga getting its first Trader Joe’s, or OddStory opening its new location + Market South becoming Barrelhouse Ballroom.
I’m looking forward to...
First and foremost, seeing a lot of these developments come to fruition. I’m also definitely coming back for another MAINx24 or two.
This is just the tip of the iceberg, and I’m so grateful for every experience this wonderful city has given me. Consider this your reminder to take advantage of every little thing Chattanooga has to offer.