Plus, host a lemonade stand for a cause.
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Today’s Forecast

90º | 10% chance of precipitation
Sunrise 6:35 a.m. | Sunset 8:57 p.m.

⛰️ 6 health hacks for peak summer fun
Two folks on kayaks, one that is orange, red, and yellow, and one that is shades of light and dark blue, paddling on the river with green trees in the background.
Stay healthy with the help of Cempa Community Care — especially during the heat and thrills of summertime in Tennessee.|Photo provided by Outdoor Chattanooga
Summer should be fun — health issues, though? Not fun. That’s why you should stay on top of your wellness this season, as activities and temperatures ramp up (...all the way to a heat index of 102.2° this July, apparently).

Cempa Community Care can help. Their “We Do Care” philosophy means just that: The local healthcare experts offer excellent, affordable care through primary care (now accepting new patients) and several other health services — and they actually care about Noogans’ health and well-being.

Here are a few reasons to have Cempa on speed dial (or opened up in a mobile browser tab) this summer:

1. Summer is full of activities + travels.

Summer means more hiking, biking, paddling, climbing, and swimming; plus extra travel, social events, and sun exposure — increasing the risk of cuts and scrapes, broken bones, insect bites, sunburns, and disease exposure.
  • Physicians at Cempa’s Primary Care + Mobile Clinic (available weekly in a neighborhood near you) can treat non-emergency injuries (like sprains from hiking Cloudland Canyon) + illnesses (like a mid-summer cold or mosquito-borne illnesses from the backyard barbecue). Bonus: Get travel-ready by making sure your vaccinations are up to date.
  • Summer is full of Instagrammable moments. Make sure your pearly whites are pearly white (and healthy) with Cempa’s Dental Services.
  • On the run and need medicine? Cempa has a full-service, on-site pharmacy, too.
  • As a leader in HIV care since 1986, Cempa’s infectious diseases services offer HIV testing, PrEP, and treatment.

2. Our environment can work against us.

The local summertime UV index ranges from eight to 10, meaning it can take just 15 minutes to get a sunburn. Add that with dehydration, heatstroke, allergic reactions, or a flared-up autoimmune disease, and you’re all set for a ruined summer weekend.

The good news: You can avoid that with these three screenings.
How long is the waterway between the Chickamauga Dam and Nickajack Dam, aka the Tennessee River Blueway?

A. 23 miles
B. 34 miles
C. 45 miles
D. 51 miles
Wednesday, July 10
  • Mini Renaissance Faire | Wednesday, July 10 | 3-5 p.m. | South Chattanooga Library, 925 W. 39th St., Chattanooga | Free | Wear your best costume + join in for activities like flower crown making and a pool noodle horse race.
  • Art After Hours | Wednesday, July 10 | 5-8 p.m. | In-Town Gallery, 26 Frazier Ave., Chattanooga | Free | Meet artist Doug McCoy and see his latest exhibit “Dangerous Drawings,” featuring dark and satirical acrylic + ink work.
Thursday, July 11
  • Adult Paddleboard Lessons | Thursday, July 11 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Snow Hill Road Boat Ramp, 8350 Snow Hill Rd., Ooltewah | $25 | Head to Heron Bay to learn how to paddleboard —boards and life jackets provided.
Friday, July 12
  • National Collector Car Appreciation Day | Friday, July 12 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | The Coker Museum, 1309 Chestnut St., Chattanooga | Free | Enjoy admission to the museum + take a look around the showroom while snacking on a hotdog lunch — bonus points if you take your old car for a spin.
  • Paul Childers | Friday, July 12 | 8-11:55 p.m. | Barrelhouse Ballroom, 1501 Long St., Chattanooga | Free+ | See this Nashville-based artist take the stage as he blends pop, R&B, and soul sounds together.
Saturday, July 13
  • Planting Tips for Native Plants | Saturday, July 13 | 9-11 a.m. | Sterchi Farms Pavillion, 2900 Harrison Pk., Chattanooga | Free | Learn the basics about planting, from site preparation and soil options to after-planting care.
Sunday, July 14
  • National Be Nice to Bugs Day | Sunday, July 14 | 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Don Eaves Heritage House Arts, 1428 Jenkins Rd., Chattanooga | Free | Take part in various activities to learn more about the critters that crawl and fly around the Scenic City + play bug bingo.
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News Notes
  • The public is invited to attend a forum featuring South Chattanooga candidates tomorrow, July 11 beginning at 6 p.m. at Westside Church (4001 Hughes Ave.). Folks will hear directly from each representative to learn more about their platforms + plans for the community.
  • A zoning change for a proposed project at the former Eureka Foundry site has been endorsed by the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission. If approved by City Council, as many as three 20-story towers could be constructed on the site. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
  • The Department of Community Development will host a Back to School Bash on Saturday, July 13 at the Chris L. Ramsey Sr. Community Center. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., there will be free school supplies giveaways (while supplies last), food, vision screenings, and activities.
  • The Chattanooga Audubon Society is the latest to join the Chattanooga Public Library’s Family Pass Program. Anyone with a valid library card can now check out an Audubon Acres pass (which covers up to two adults + four children) at all five library locations.
  • United Way of Greater Chattanooga has released its list of 2024-2025 Funded Partners. These organizations receive grants to help make a community impact in six counties across our region. Stay tuned for a breakdown on this program in a future newsletter.
  • The Chattanooga Humane Educational Society has announced its Animal Hero Summer Camp for 2nd-5th graders. The camp will run from Monday, July 22 through Friday, Aug. 2, offering interactive activities that will help kiddos learn about animal care, advocacy, and pet ownership + fostering responsibilities.
  • Cloudland is celebrating its grand opening with a Stay + Play Golf Package starting at $350. Enjoy a luxe resort experience and see firsthand why the Highland Course is consistently ranked among the top 100 in the country. Peep the package perks.*
  • Didn’t win last week’s Broadway Season Tickets for Two Giveaway? Don’t worry, you can still be there for every iconic musical by becoming a Tivoli Theatre Foundation Season Subscriber. Check out the 4- and 6-show packages.*
  • Did you know you could finance your fixer-upper with home equity? You could get up to $50K with a HELOC — calculate your payment.*
🍋 Adding a little zest to fundraising
children around a lemonade stand in a yard
“There is such a need for foster care, and we are able to change the way it begins.” — Location Leader John Hunter. |Photo provided by Isaiah 117 House
You know what they say, when life hands you lemons, make lemonade — or in the Isaiah 117 House at Chambliss Center for Children’s case, donation dollars.

In an annual lemonade stand challenge that will run from Friday, July 12 through Sunday, July 14, this local nonprofit has a goal to raise $25,000 to support its efforts in providing a safe place for foster children in Hamilton County.

Looking to squeeze the day and join the cause? Here’s how:
  • Fill out the sign up form — there’s no deadline, meaning you could join on the last day.
  • Promote your stand to your community with a flyer + the house can provide informational cards and banners to decorate.
  • Supply what you want (think: different types of lemonade, baked goods, cold treats, etc.).
  • Set the times and donation prices of your stand + get to selling.
Bonus: Stay tuned for a map of all participants so you can sip on fresh lemonade made with love for the community.
The Buy
Cozy Earth’s Bamboo Viscose Sheet Set, so you can enjoy soft, luxurious sheets that also keep you cool. How you know they’re good: The sheets were featured on Oprah’s 2018 Favorite Things list.
The Wrap
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Guess who’s back with a brand new wrap. I did in fact get a summer cold myself last week, and it had me thinking about what places around town offer the best comfort meals when you’re feeling down. Let me know yours to be featured in a future newsletter.
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