Today: Mostly sunny and warm. High near 70. West to Southwest wind 5-10.
Tonight: Mostly clear with a low in the low to mid 40s. Light wind.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny with highs in the mid 70s.
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To commemorate the historic steamboat Delta Queen's 85th birthday, the Delta Queen Hotel will host a series of festivities aboard on July 3 and 4. ---Joyce Ballard - chef on the delta queen along with randy ingram
Free guided tours of the vessel will enable visitors to discover the boat's fascinating history and visit rarely-seen areas such as the steam engine room and the pilot house. There will also be birthday cake, live music, a southern-style low country boil, and the best view in Chattanooga of the downtown Independence Day fireworks display.
The Delta Queen Hotel is open daily as a historic hotel, restaurant and lounge and is docked at downtown Chattanooga's Coolidge Park along the North Shore of the Tennessee River.
For more information, schedules, and reservations, call (423) 468-4500 or visit www.DeltaQueenHotel.com
FACEBOOK FRIEND OF THE DAY
Congratulations to newschannel 9's Facebook Friend of the Day--Jamie Stewart from Chattanooga and is a 21st Century Academy graduate. She
also attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - congrats to jamie stewart - newschannel 9's facebook friend of the day
EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
The Tennessee Lottery and Newschannel 9 present Mr. Han Rose as the educator of the year
Mr Oseis a kind, friendly and caring teacher, but when it comes to class time he is serious about it.
He encourages his students to strive to be the best they can be and they take the lessons to heart, both in and out of the bandroom.
Mr. Rose is more than willing to give extra help to any student.
He is loved and respected by all of his students. ------Mr. Rose teaches 6th, 7th and 8th grade band at Hisxon Middle School.
-----Mr. Rose was our Educator of the Week in January.
MR FOOD - for todays receipe - go to www.mrfood.com
POPS ON THE RIVER
continuing with its tradition of celebrating Independence Day with Pops on the River,
we welcomed jonathan susman marketing and media director with chattanooga presents
event is Tuesday, July 3. at coolidge park
held from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.,
features a FREE outdoor patriotic concert by the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera (CSO) Orchestra as well as a large fireworks display over the Tennessee River.
In addition, a flyover for Pops is being provided by Hixson Museum of Flight.
The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy a picnic during this concert and fireworks display. A variety of Food, beer and non-alcoholic drink concessions will be available on site.
Coolidge Park will be closing to vehicular traffic at 4:30 PM on the day of the show. There will be free shuttle service running from the Republic parking lots (previously owned by UNUM) between 4th and 5th Streets from 6-11 PM, complimentary busses will shuttle passengers across the river, unloading near the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. Drop off and loading at the event will be at the intersection of Tremont and River Streets.
For more information on the event, visit www.chattanoogapops.com or call 423-265-0771.
In celebration of Independence Day, this Sunday at the Chattanooga Market the National Guard Family Readiness Group (FRG) of the 1-181st field artillery unit based out of Chattanooga will be at the market
joining us today is nick and hannah lemley owners of the
Devil Dawg Farms and they sell fresh cut meats. At the market
He is a veteran and does a veteran work program
the Family Readiness Group was established to help the flow of information and provide support to families of the 1-181st unit. To show local support, the Chattanooga Market, together with the FRG of the 1-181st unit, will be collecting supplies and monetary donations on Sunday that will be mailed to the Chattanooga based troop which is currently stationed in the Middle East.
Look for collection bins on Sunday to deposit the following suggested items:
Sunflower seeds--Beef jerky--Any microwaveable foods (that will only require water)
Little Debbie's--Powdered drinks or water flavoring--Socks--Plastic utensils--Sheets (twin)--Towels--Granola bars--Razors--Shampoo--Soap--Qtips--Baby wipes (smaller packs)--Movies--Games (computer games or card games)
Live music on the EPB stage for Sunday, 7/1 will be Garrett Thorton at 2pm.
Information about the farm*****
The farm is Veteran owned and operated, located in Ringgold, GA and is approaching its second year of operation. Right now they are offering Pork and Lamb, Beef will follow in the fall and then vegetables and fruits to start next summer along with fresh Tilapia and prawns. Also next year, we will start bringing combat wounded and disabled veterans in for a 6-12 month apprenticeship type program to help them learn new potential career paths and also to help them readjust to life. We are partnered up with The Farmer Veteran Coalition out of California who is a non-profit organization geared toward getting vets to farming after leaving their military careers. All of our meat products that will be offered are naturally raised on pasture with no hormones or steroids, all fruits and vegetables will be organically grown however not certified at this time.