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You probably have seen a "swinger" clock, but never guessed how it worked. Most are small metal statues standing on a base while holding a long baseball bat, pendulum or other long, thin rod that is … more
Auctioneer David McDaniel asks for bids on a rocking horse at the 24th annual Spring Place Community Festival on Saturday. See page B3 for additional photos.  more
On Oct. 1, Mountainside Theatre in Cherokee, N.C., will host the world premiere of “Dracula: The Failings of Men,” written by debut playwright Benedetto Robinson. The production is an … more
CHATTANOOGA – The coldest place on Earth. The windiest. The driest. The kind of home only a penguin could love.There is a tendency to think of Antarctica as a mysterious landscape of endless … more
“Rooted in Red Clay” is the theme of the 24th annual Spring Place Community Festival on Saturday. The festival will start at 8 a.m. at Old Spring Place Methodist Church just off Georgia … more
"Figural bottles" are just what you would imagine -- bottles shaped like living creatures or familiar objects. The earliest American clear glass figurals were made in the 1860s. In 1866, Dr. Fisch … more
There's flower power in kids' and their moms' imaginations. Just ask Robyn Anderson, busy mom of three active daughters."I love fabric and can't get enough of prints, stripes and dots," she said as … more
Look at this dessert! It's a Pavlova, named after legendary Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova after touring Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s. It's a texture lover's dream, with meringue that's … more
The 24th annual Spring Place Community Festival will be Saturday, Aug. 21 at the Old Spring Place Methodist Church just off Georgia Highway 225 South. The theme this year is “Rooted in Red … more
    The fall and winter genealogy workshops have been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 18, Saturday, Oct. 16, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022 and Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. These are full-day … more
CHATTANOOGA - Repticon, a recognized leader in hosting reptile and exotic animal expos throughout the United States, is coming back to Chattanooga on Aug. 28-29 with an outstanding mixture of vendors … more
By 1861, when the Civil War started, there were already several ways to take a picture. The first photos of a war were taken during the Mexican-American fight from 1846 to 1848. The Civil War … more
This month we celebrate one of the most famous frozen treats ever stuck on a stick. Saturday, Aug. 14, is National Creamsicle Day! Just thinking about it makes me feel nostalgic. If childhood summers … more
PIGEON FORGE —As a thank you to frontline workers, first responders and public employees who work tirelessly every day to serve our country and communities, Dollywood’s Everyday Heroes … more
HOLLYWOOD -- Director Franco Nero, "Lancelot" in "Camelot" (1967), was certain that his wife, Vanessa Redgrave, would star with him in his film "The Man Who Drew God." But when Kevin Spacey was … more
Life IS a beach for "Sand Suy" and grandfather Kirk Rademaker. As an internationally acclaimed sand sculptor, he is known for his innovative designs created with sand and water on exotic beaches of … more
CHATTANOOGA—On Friday Aug. 27, the ‘Pinta’, a replica of Christopher Columbus’famous Ship, will open in Chattanooga, TN. The ship will be docked at the Chattanooga Pier, 200 … more
PIGEON FORGE— Summer in the Smokies is about to get a little bit sweeter and a little more special, thanks to Dollywood’s Summer Celebration which takes place June 25-July 31. Guests … more
Vintage but modern-looking plastic radios are popular with collectors today. The art deco design was popular when Bakelite was introduced as the first molded plastic used for radio cases, in 1933. … more
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is Angela's final column. We'll be debuting a new cooking column ---Dear Readers:Over a decade ago, I was given the wonderful opportunity to work King Features Weekly Service … more
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