NowOpen ○ You know we love some coffee news — after being closed since 2018, Chattz Coffee Shop reopened on Feb. 15 at 2627 Broad St. Previous owners Eileen Mason + Evelyn Wheeler recently sold the Chattanooga Coffee Co. + Chattz to Spill the Beans truck owner Lisa Dunny. ☕️
Civic ○ River City Company is planning several virtualONE Riverfront Chattanooga community roundtable events in early March. During the community roundtables, the company will share what they’ve heard from the community + how those ideas will shape the Riverfront District, plus listen to your feedback. 💬
Coronavirus ○ The Hamilton County Health Department announced that as of Feb. 16, new second dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments are available from Feb. 21-24. You can make a vaccine appointmentonline. ○ The Hamilton County Health Dept. added 4,080 new first-dose Pfizer appointments. Those eligible can make appointments for Feb. 22-23 or 27-28. People in the eligible phases (1a1, 1a2 and adults 70+) are encouraged to their appointment online.(WRCB) ○ Teachers, people 65 and older and first responders like dispatchers + communications personnel are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. (NewsChannel 9)
WaterCooler ○ The TSSAA wrestling state tournament that was originally scheduled for Feb. 18-20 at the Chattanooga Convention Center has been rescheduled due to inclement weather. The tournament will now take place next week on Feb. 24-26. 🤼
DYK ○ Tennessee American Water is now accepting applications for its 2021 Environmental Grant Program. The program supports community-based environmental projects that work to improve, restore, or protect watersheds + water sources. To qualify for funding, a proposed project must be located within an American Water service area, be completed between May + November of the funding year, and be a new or innovative initiative. 🚰
Arts ○ Bluff View Arts District’s Houston Museum of Decorative Arts is celebrating its 60th anniversary on March 5. The museum was opened in 1961 and founded by Anna Houston, a local businesswoman who became a noted expert on antiques + organized the museum before her death.
Cause ○ Thirteen local child care providers will receive on-time capital investments to expand + increase the quality of their programs. The local providers will use the funds for improvements like repairing and replacing roofs, adding updates to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and replacing malfunctioning HVAC systems. (Chattanoogan.com)
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She and her husband moved to Chattanooga shortly after she graduated in 1905 from Walden University’s Meharry Medical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical College.
They started a medical practice together and in 1915, Dr. Emma Wheeler bought two lots on East Eighth and Douglas streets where she had a three-story building constructed that would become Walden Hospital.
Dr. Emma Wheeler kept long office hours, served as superintendent, and performed surgeries, making her the city’s first prominent female, black doctor. 🩺
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Learn ○ iPhoneography: Editing Photos | Wed., Feb. 17 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | $15 | Get tips + tricks for creating your best-looking iPhone photos yet — like the best editing apps, how to use them, and more. 📱 Drink ○ Open Mic Night | Wed., Feb. 17 | 8 p.m. | Wanderlinger Brewing Company, 1208 King St. | Free | Grab a beer and grab your mic, it’s time for Open Mic Night at Wanderlinger. This is a BYOM (bring your own mic) event. 🎤
Film ○ African American Film Series | Tues., Feb. 16-Thurs., Feb. 18 | Various times | Virtual | Free | View one (or all) of the seven selected films streaming on Hulu, Netflix, or PBS + join the film discussions via Zoom. Zoom links + films found via Facebook link.
PlanAhead ○ Virtual Art Wise | Thurs., Feb. 18 | 6 p.m.-7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Register online to watch artist Susan J. Barron discuss her works in “Depicting the Invisible,” an exhibition currently on view in the Hunter Mansion. ○ Caroline Picard Comedy Show | Fri., Feb. 19 | 7:30 + 9:45 p.m. | The Comedy Catch, 1400 Market St. | $18 | Known as “the Cajun Queen,” Caroline Picard has over 20 years of comedy experience + is the “voice of the boomer generation.” ○ Wizards Beer Festival | Sat., Feb 20. | 6:30 p.m. | The Signal, 1810 Chestnut St. | $35 – $45 | With over 20 beers to try, you’re sure to have a ✨magical✨ night. The Signal will be transformed into a wizarding verse of wonders. This event is 21+.
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.
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