Lifestyles

Members of Chattanooga’s professional men’s ensemble Voci Virili will perform “From the Sanctuary to the Stage,” a multi-genre concert of vocal music at La Fayette Presbyterian Church, 107 N. Main St., on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. The group, founded by tenor Harv Wileman in 2012, will pre…

Northwest Georgia Arts Guild will meet on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Welcome Center, 309 N. Main St., LaFayette. The theme for the night will be “Reconnecting and Sharing.” All artists are invited to come and to share a recent art piece or two. Beginning artists are especially encour…

We didn’t have Character Education in school when I was growing up. Oh, we had some characters. We had boys in 11th grade who had been held back so many times, they were drawing their pension. We had another kid who specialized in making odd noises behind the teacher’s back: the sound of a c…

Friends of the Gordon Lee Mansion, a local nonprofit group, held its annual Blue & Grey BBQ Contest & Festival Sept. 14 on the grounds of the historic mansion in Chickamauga.

We shared the story of “Baby D” — Di’Laine Marie — back in February when she was eight months old. Baby D was born with Gaucher (go-shay) Disease, Type II. Doctors told her mother, Kelsie Smith of Catoosa County, to take her home, put her on hospice and let go. They said Di’Laine was blind, …

Coldwell Banker Kinard Realty and Troopers Treasures have joined forces for National “Homes for Dogs” Adoption Weekend. The Ringgold event will be hosted at Coldwell Banker Kinard Realty at 7616 Nashville St. in Ringgold on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Make your plans to pack a picnic, a blanket and chairs, and head to Howard Finster's Paradise Garden in Summerville for an evening under the stars, with live music and a movie, by the light of the moon in this one-of-a-kind art environment.

We are no strangers to hospitals, my bride and I. Over the past several years we have dealt with her broken leg (twice) and my almost having bought the farm or kicked the bucket or some other clever way of saying I nearly died from septic shock.A return visit to the hospital is never out of …

Blowing Springs Farm in Flintstone and all its fall charm opens Friday, Sept. 27, with an all-new corn maze design featuring a favorite farm activity, the cow train.

Last year, I wrote about the incredible number of choices in your supermarket’s dairy case. What was once a simple choice between “sweet” milk and buttermilk has exploded into more flavors than Donny Osmond has teeth.

My oldest daughter, now 18 years old, has always been one of the most amazing people I know. She currently works 28 hours a week, goes to college full time, and serves the Lord a great many hours a week as well. She honestly outworks and out hustles many adults I know. But it is usually her …

89-year-old Mary Jo Patterson of Walker County, along with her Chihuahua Pepsi, grew an exceptional garden this year. She is pictured here, along with Pepsi, and one of their massive sunflowers. She had an abundant sunflower crop, with four that grew more than 15 feet tall. She also grew an …

Members of the Kiwanis Club of Fort Oglethorpe enjoyed an update on the various programs offered and achievements of the students of Georgia Northwestern Technical College by Dr. Heidi Popham, president, at a luncheon meeting held Sept. 6 at Park Place Restaurant.

Scores of bicyclists will be riding through Walker County on September 28 on one of the weekend Bike Ride Across Georgia events.

I don’t usually write about sports, but since the Atlanta Braves are having such a terrific year, let’s have some fun. As a fan of the Braves ever since they moved south, here are my 10 all-time favorites:

For 10 years now, every third-grader in Catoosa County Public Schools has received a brand new dictionary from Catoosa Citizens for Learning (CCL), which has given away 8,000 dictionaries to date. Students also receive a special pen with their graduation year imprinted on it.

Holding my newest published book in my hands, Volume 1 of the DO Drops daily devotional, it occurs to me that the journey it took to produce this book is at least a 45-year journey, and a journey that someone else set me on.

Kriss Crutcher of Ooltewah, Tenn., won Best of Show with a 1955 Ford truck at the annual Labor Day Classic Automotive Show in Rock Spring, Ga. The 2019 event welcomed 178 vehicles to the show. All proceeds benefit the Al Millard Memorial Stocking Full of Love. The Walker County Sheriff’s Off…

Lyerly United Methodist Church will hold its homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 15. The Noblemen from Chattanooga will perform at 10 a.m. The group will also sing a few songs during the 11 a.m. service. All are invited to stay afterwards for a covered-dish dinner. Lyerly United Methodist is across …

For the record, I truly hate Siri. Before you dash off a hateful letter to me reminding me not to hate people, please try your best to understand that Siri is not actually a person. She — it, rather — is a phone app, nothing more and nothing less; a manmade algorithm with no feelings to be h…

♦ Adoption hours at the shelter, located at 5488 N. Marbletop Road. in Chickamauga, are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Phone: 706-375-2100. Facebook: facebook.com/WalkerCountyGAAnimalShelter