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Vol. 1 No. 4 | Summer 2007

Publisher Sylvia Cintron Office Coordinator Apryl Hughes E D I TO R I A L Editorial Manager Donna Peerce Contributing Writers Rebecca Rochat Tambria Pebble Mary Hier Contributing Photographers Jason Connel John Bamber Rob Briggs Matt Dunmore Jono Fisher DESIGN Art Director Cheryl L. Cromer SALES OFFICE Senior Ad Consultant Bob Cheli Ad Consultants Jana Alexander

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|Publisher’s Note

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Summer is my favorite time of year and it’s finally here! This season transports me to my native Puerto Rico where I can bask in the long sunny days and the water sports and thoroughly enjoy the warm outdoors. Summertime in Chattanooga makes me feel like I’m home. We’ve had an amazing year. Chattanooga STYLE decided to pack its bags and head off to Monteagle to admire nature and the open-air beauty of the area. Our own Miss Tennessee 2006, Blaire Pancake, accompanied us on a photo shoot. Much to our delight, we learned that she’s a true southern lady who transforms into a playful and intrepid little girl while showcasing the latest fashion trends. Throughout the photo shoot, we got to know the real person behind the crown and she was down-to-earth, friendly and fun! Beginning with this edition, we’re going to feature an Out of the Box column, where we’ll share the latest trends available for Her, Him and the House. This season, the secret is in the accessories. We feature the latest styles in bracelets, ties and flora-inspired art work that will brighten anyone’s home. I assure you that you’ll be inspired to accessorize your wardrobe and your home. Not to worry. You’ll be able find the resources you need on page 132. Dining out is one of my personal passions. For those of you who feel the same craze for gastronomy, our contributors, John Bamber and Mary Heirs, will present you with the delightful experience of tasting an eclectic selection of the local Chattanooga gastronomy in “Steppin’ Out in the Summertime.” If you feel and look like a model, Chattanooga STYLE is looking for our first Pretty

Face. You’ll find on pages 88-89 the application form to enter the promotional contest. The winner will be showcased on the cover and in the fashion section of our winter 2007 edition. For more information, please visit our web page at www.prettyfacestyle.com. I am getting ready for our fall edition, in which we celebrate our first anniversary. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you, our readers and advertisers, for your continued support and would like to encourage you to keep sending your comments to sylvia@chattanoogastyle.com. Until next time, have a great summer!

— Sylvia E. Cintron, Publisher

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|Letters from our Readers

We were blown away by the editorial and photography on Blue Orleans! I love the story told and all of the images as the food just jumped off the page. You have mastered what other publications are still trying to figure out – pictures and a story that entice you from beginning to end. Be sure to keep those photos taken by John of our menu items – I would like to use those in future ads. Mike and I are extremely pleased and just love what you have done for our existing and future business.

— Cherita Adams

I just wanted to say extra thanks! I had an amazing weekend with you and the whole crew on Monteagle Mountain! It was definitely the easiest and most fun shoot I have been a part of and thank you again for giving me the opportunity to work with you and everyone at

Chattanooga STYLE. I hope I get the opportunity to work with you all again in the future! Thanks again for a great weekend!

— Blaire Pancake

My sister got the spring issue of the

Chattanooga STYLE magazine. I had never seen or heard of it, but I just wanted to tell you what a great job you’re doing. The magazine looks great and has a very classy theme and look to it. It’s nice to see something that is about the area and it not being printed on newspaper. Thanks for what you’re doing; it’s wonderful to see a great magazine that is about our area. Lots of good information. Thanks again for what you’re doing for Chattanooga, keep up the great work!

— Kristen Odom

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|Contributors

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Donna Peerce is a published author, ghostwriter and editor of numerous bestselling books. She has written and edited articles for magazines, newspapers, e-zines and websites. She has a bachelor of arts degree in Radio, TV & Journalism from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. A worldwide traveler and video producer, she resides in Nashville. John Bamber, who shot our Summer Dining and our Feature Home this issue, has been fascinated with photography since an early age. In addition to a BFA in Photography from Belmont University, John studied at L’Ecole Regionale des Beaux-Arts in Angers, France, as well as a recent six-month residency at France’s prestigious Ecole Nationale Superieure de la Photography, in Arles, France. His commercial work is featured in

House Beautiful and various other national publications and advertisements. His recent artwork is currently on display at Nashville’s Provence Restaurant. John resides in Dayton with his wife Lindsey, and photographs a myriad of subjects in his commercial, portrait, and wedding work. His web site is www.bamberphotography.com. Rob Briggs, the photographer for this issue’s Snapshot and Ego Piece, captures Chattanooga

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life through the lens of his camera. He has been a photographer for more than eight years. He owns Shades of Grey Photography (www.shadesofgreyphotography.net) and shoots Chattanooga weddings, social events, portraits, maternity, infants, and outdoor sports. Jono Fisher is an editorial and commercial international photographer with an impressive client list. He has been shooting for the past 16 years throughout Europe, Africa, and the U.S.

Chattanooga STYLE Magazine was lucky enough to have him shoot this issue’s cover and fashion spread “Fun and Playful in the Outdoors” (page 68). What brings Jono to the Chattanooga area? Hang gliding at Lookout Mountain – he’s a regular. But when he’s not getting an adrenaline boost doing extreme sports in Chattanooga, Jono’s ebullient travel itinerary keeps him moving throughout the world. His website is www.jonofisher.com. 25 Cherokee Blvd 423-266-3300 Hours Monday – Friday 10-6 Saturday 11-4

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Jason Connel’s work as a photojournalist has appeared in publications such as USA Today and the Boston Globe, and on MSNBC.com. His

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work is featured in this issue’s “Out of the Box” (page 12) and “Insane Paintball” (page 84). Jason’s commercial clients have included Haeger Potteries, TJ Maxx, Homegoods, and others. Today, Jason is a wedding photojournalist; his work can be seen at www.jasonconnel.com. (Jason’s photo is by Melody Hood, www.innamorata.com) Mary Hiers is a freelance writer and editor in Coffee County, Tennessee. She primarily writes, edits, and designs pages for The Saturday

Independent, a weekly newspaper based in Manchester, Tennessee. After working for several years as an engineer at an Air Force base, Mary realized not only that she wasn’t a very good rocket scientist, but that she would much rather be doing other things like writing. Apryl Hughes is a noted professional makeup artist and valuable member of the

Chattanooga STYLE staff. She has worked extensively in Atlanta and Chattanooga in theatre, film, and print, and is responsible for the innovative looks you see on our model in “Fun and Playful in the Outdoors” (page 68). Tambria M. Peeples, who wrote “Insane Paintball” (page 84), is a writer and publicist who contributes to several local and national magazines in addition to implementing public relations strategies for nonprofits, corporations and high-profile individuals. She’s the editor of the public relations advice newsletter PR Trends.

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Rebecca Rochat is a freelance writer and native Tennessean with expertise in travel writing and copywriting for web-based SEOs. She is currently a contributing writer for the online e-zine, Clever Magazine. She had a 20-year career teaching fashion marketing at the university level in Chattanooga and Atlanta. After living 17 years in Georgia, she now enjoys living and writing in Chattanooga. 25 Cherokee Blvd 423-266-3300 Hours Monday – Friday 10-6 Saturday 11-4

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Out of the Box for Her

fresh ideas and trends accessories • shops • jewelry • books • home décor • gifts

• The More, the Merrier! Bracelets, bracelets and more bracelets. This season you can go ahead and stack them all together. Bright plastics, woods, metals and beads — dare to mix them together! Above Left, Left to Right: Lola’s wood bracelets; Glam Slam’s plastic animal print bangles; bamboo bracelets from Lola’s. Above and Right: Bronze bracelets from Jonesy’s Upstairs; flower bracelet from Glam Slam; graphic and scroll bracelets from Lola’s.

Left to Right: Blue and green bracelets available at Blue Skies; beaded bracelets from Yacoubian Tailors; orange irridescent bangle, Blue Skies; white pearlized textured bracelet from Backsteet Betty’s.

Left to Right: White wooden bracelets from Frankie and Julian’s; light wood bangle from Glam Slam; rope style bracelet available at Frankie and Julian’s.

Left to Right: Silver beads from The Grape Basket; Bright bracelets from Glam Slam.

STYLING BY SYLVIA CINTRON. PHOTOS BY JASON CONNEL.

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Out of the Box for Him

fresh ideas and trends accessories • shops • jewelry • books • home décor • gifts

For Him The new fashion trends are all about the accessories. This summer we’ll see tropical and bright colors represented in elegant, yet fun ties. Go ahead ... go bold! From Left to Right: Bruce Baird-Robert Talbott; Bruce BairdRobert Talbott; Bruce Baird-Berend DeWitt; Bruce BairdRobert Talbott; Yacoubian Tailors-Tino Cosma; Yacoubian Tailors-Tino Cosma; Yacoubian Tailors-Tino Cosma; Yacoubian Tailors-Blue Bow Tie, Carrot & Gibbs; Yacoubian TailorsYellow Bow Tie, Burberry Of London; Yacoubian Tailors-Red Bow Tie, Carrot & Gibbs.

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Out of the Box for the Home

fresh ideas and trends accessories • shops • jewelry • books • home décor • gifts

For the House Find your own theme and maximize it! Mix and match home accessories in order to create your own environment. Decorative accents will generate a holistic style throughout your home! Clockwise from Left: Italian platter, “Sara’s Gorden” by Vietri, Available at Recollections; Painting, “Little Falls” by Edward Kellogg, From Tanner Hill Gallery; Decoupage plate, “Crocus Sativus” by John Derian Co., From Revival; Tea Cups and Saucers, From Lola’s; Flowers in terra cotta pot, also from Lola’s.

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Reporter’s Notebook

“Never Go to

Work Early”

A Tale About Jack Daniels If Dan Call hadn’t given up whisky-making for preaching, the world might have never known the Tennessee sipping whiskey that is Jack Daniels. It’s hard to separate fact from fiction, or legend from lore, in Moore County, Tennessee where you will find the Jack Daniels distillery nestled in a quiet little hollow in Lynchburg. A spring runs through it, and the water flowing from a limestone cave is but one of the unique ingredients that makes Jack Daniels a sour mash whiskey, a “Tennessee sippin’ whiskey.” But more about the whiskey later. To understand the art of making a Tennessee “sippin’ whiskey,” you have to know something about the legend of the self-made man himself, Jack Daniels. The man, like his whiskey, is legendary. Jack was the youngest of ten children and ran away from home at the age of seven. Actually, he didn’t run very far. He ran next door to Dan Call’s house. Dan was a lay preacher who also operated a small still just outside Lynchburg. It was from >

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Dan’s distiller, Nearest Green, that Jack learned the art of making whiskey. In 1859, a temperate woman named Lady Love told Dan he was going to have to choose between whiskey-making and preaching. He chose the preaching and sold Jack his still. At the age of thirteen, Jack became a businessman and the rest, they say, is history. Jack didn’t let a little ole’ disruption like the Civil War interfere with his entrepreneurship. Along with his cousin, Button, he loaded up horse-drawn wagons with his whiskey, headed to Alabama, and sold it to the soldiers. After the war in 1866, Jack registered his distillery, making it the oldest registered distillery in the United States. By the 1880’s, Jack’s distillery had

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become one of the largest in Tennessee, but Jack refused to grind more than 99 bushels of corn a day. Any more and the government would station another “revenuer” at his distillery. It wasn’t until Jack’s nephew, Lem Motlow, inherited the distillery that it would grow beyond grinding 99 bushels a day. There are many legends surrounding the man who was Jack Daniels. Why did he leave town on his 21st birthday only to return days later clothed in the trademark style that would remain with him the rest of his life? What does the “Old Number 7” designation on the label mean? Were there 7 attempts before he settled on the mash recipe? Were there 7 whiskey barrels that were lost in a railroad terminal, found and then

shipped with “Old” written on the front of the original shipping number 7? And, who was the Belle of Lincoln? Belle was one of Jack’s earliest names he gave to his whiskey and Lynchburg used to be a part of Lincoln County. He also had a stepsister named Belle. Then there were the several ladies who claimed to be the mysterious Belle when Jack died in 1911. Not only did Jack have a reputation as a fine distiller of whisky, the never married Jack was also one of Lynchburg’s most eligible bachelors. He had a reputation as being quite the ladies’ man. Perhaps one of the most fabled stories surrounding Jack Daniels came at the end of his life. A safe killed Jack. It seems Jack had trouble remembering >


Travel back in time and enjoy sippin' some whiskey while walking the grounds at the Jack Daniels distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee.

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the combination to the safe in his office and early one morning, when he couldn’t open it, he got angry and kicked the safe. He broke his big toe and an infection set in. First, his toe had to be amputated, then his leg. He eventually died from blood poisoning and infection. Even now, workers at the distillery abide by the motto “Never go to work early.” As legendary as the man, Jack Daniels was, the recipe he left behind for making his namesake sour mash whiskey has become just as much a part of that legend. Frank Sinatra once said, “Basically, I’m for anything that gets you through the night, be it prayer,

tranquillizers or a bottle of Jack Daniels.” A flask of Jack Daniels was buried with him. To this day, Lynyrd Skynyrd uses the bottle logo on some of their t-shirts. Jack developed his own ratio for mixing the corn, rye and malted barley that goes into the making of his whiskey. The grains were originally ground using stones. To make the mash, the grains are mixed with ironfree water from the spring that runs through the distillery and a little spillage from previous batches. The mash is cooked and then goes to a fermenting vat where it is combined with yeast and allowed to ferment for six days. It takes


six days to ferment five gallons of mash to make one gallon of whiskey. The yeast converts the sugar in the mash to alcohol and carbon dioxide resulting in a liquid known as “distiller’s beer.” The distiller’s beer is pumped into a still where the heated alcohol turns to steam, rises, and condenses back to a liquid – a 140 proof liquid. The next step is what makes Jack Daniels a Tennessee “sippin’” whiskey and not bourbon whiskey. In mellowing vats, the whiskey seeps through ten feet of sugar maple charcoal, which is homemade at the distillery. It is then mixed with a little spring water to lower the proof. The last step is barreling when the whiskey is poured into new, charred, white oak barrels which are used only once. As the whiskey matures, it is forced in and out of the wood and that is what gives the whiskey its golden color. It’s up to the tasters to say when it’s ready and not a day before. The main warehouse that looms like a fortress high above the hollow, holds 20,160 barrels of whiskey. Visitors to the >

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distillery today can enjoy a free tour that includes the rick-yard where the charcoal is made, Jack’s office (and yes, the safe is still there), the copper stills, the sour mash, mellowing and barrel-filling houses and the 1938 barrel house which houses over 6,000 barrels of whiskey. But be forewarned. A tour of the distillery is very pungent. You’ll inhale your whiskey rather than sipping it. The sour mash whiskey that is Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey is the stuff pop culture is made of. It has been praised in both rock and roll and country music, featured in film, but not before surviving prohibition and even being distilled in a dry county, to become the number one selling whiskey in the world. Jack would be proud. CS

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STEPPIN’ OUT in the Summertime Summertime in the River City is the right time for taking a drive and enjoying the weather. It is also the perfect time for exploring the variety of dining options in the area. From Chinese to southern home cooking, Chattanooga has options that appeal to virtually any taste in food or atmosphere. Here’s a sampling.

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In the summertime when the weather is high, You can stretch right up and touch the sky, When the weather’s fine, You got women, you got women on your mind. Have a drink, have a drive, Go out and see what you can find . . . Jerry Mungo

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Boathouse Rotisserie and Raw Bar 1011 Riverside Dr. (423) 622-0122

212 Market Downtown on Market (423) 265-1212

Conveniently located downtown on the South Shore is the Boathouse Rotisserie and Raw Bar, with Happy Hour every day from 11 a.m. till 6 p.m. The selection at Boathouse Rotisserie and Raw Bar is eclectic, with classic American steaks cheek-by- jowl with Carribean seafood dishes. Boathouse also serves fried catfish, smoked pork, and cocktails in its casual setting on Riverside Drive. And if the weather is fine, you can dine on the deck overlooking the Tennessee River. From the Aquarium, go north on Broad, and take a left on West 2nd Street. Turn right on Chestnut, right again on Riverfront Parkway, and Boathouse Rotisserie and Raw Bar is less than a mile ahead at 1011 Riverside.

Sally Moses opened 212 Market in 1992 “from scratch.” 212 Market was a forerunner of the development boom downtown after the opening of the Tennessee Aquarium. The Moses family set out to give diners in downtown Chattanooga upscale food. They succeeded too, earning a coveted “three-star” ranking. But you don’t have to break out your ball gown to partake, because 212 Market serves fine food in a casual ambiance. Entrées range from Wild Pacific Salmon to Mushroom Ravioli. Salads are on the menu, too, including Spinach & Apple Salad, and a house salad made with organic baby greens. Seafood bisque and black bean tortilla soups are also offered, as is 212 Market’s Soup of the Moment. A changing selection of desserts graces the restaurant’s dessert tray, and you’re sure to find more than one irresistible treat.


Opposite page and previous pages, Boathouse, where diners find tastes as varied as American to Carribean. Above, 212 Market’s gourmet fare offered in a casual atmosphere.

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Opposite Page: Riverside Foodworks offers meals worth mentioning in an eclectic atmosphere. Below, the restaurant’s signature dessert, Something Chocolate.

Riverside Foodworks 205-C Manufacturers Row (423) 362-2974 On the North Shore, Scott Adams, Travis Brady, and Troy Sutton showcase the freshest ingredients at Riverside Foodworks, serving their delectable fare in a former knitting factory that they gutted and transformed into a soaring, impressive space. Every category, from appetizers to desserts, reflects the extensive culinary training of Foodworks’ chefs, and appreciation for local suppliers such as Clumpies Ice Cream and Stone Cup Roasters. One very popular selection is the Horseradish Crusted Salmon, but entrées also include rib-eye steaks, Shrimp ‘N Grits, and grilled meat loaf. Save room for Something Chocolate, a freshly baked cookie warm from the oven, topped with Clumpies French Silk ice cream, and chocolate sauce. Situated in the vibrant North Shore district alongside new homes, stores, and outdoor spaces, Foodworks definitely “has it going on.”

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Mt. Vernon Restaurant South Broad St. (423) 266-6591 Sometimes you long for good southern cooking. Mt. Vernon Restaurant has been at its location on South Broad at the foot of Lookout Mountain for half a century, satisfying local appetites for home cooking. Favorites like fried green tomatoes and sautéed chicken livers share a menu with Maryland crab cakes and filet mignon. If you want to feel virtuous by having a salad, Mt. Vernon features selections such as grilled or fried chicken salad, or chicken salad atop mixed greens with Mandarin oranges and toasted almonds. For dessert, indulge in Mt. Vernon’s southern pecan pie garnished with homemade chocolate sauce, or Goober Pie, made with peanut butter, chocolate, and peanuts in a graham cracker crust. And if you’re in the mood for good old American apple pie, Mt. Vernon Restaurant has you covered. Mt. Vernon Restaurant is closed Sundays.

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Opposite page: Satisfy that yearning for Southern comfort food with fried chicken from Mt. Vernon Restaurant.

Blue Orleans 3208 Amnicola Hwy. (423) 629-6538

Café Français 6313 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 718-0745

Farther north, near the Riverport, Blue Orleans brings the specialties of the Crescent City to downtown. This casual restaurant features Po Boy sandwiches on French bread, plus dishes that helped make New Orleans famous, such as crawfish étoufée and shrimp Creole. The experience wouldn’t be complete without bread pudding for dessert. Blue Orleans boasts “the best bread pudding north of Lake Ponchartrain.” Or, would you prefer beignets and café du monde? No problem. Owners Michael and Cherita Adams, who evacuated New Orleans for Chattanooga right before Hurricane Katrina hit, enthusiastically adopted their new hometown and clearly, the city and its hungry customers have returned the affection.

For an “old world” take on French cuisine, you can’t go wrong with Café Français, offering a selection of classics such as quiche, Coquille St. Jacques, paté, and French onion soup. Diners are also treated to fruit and cheese, and homemade cakes. Sunday brunch (by reservation only) features outstanding Eggs Benedict, served in the cozy, intimate setting of a classic French bistro. Café Français is conveniently located just off I-75, north of the junction with I-24. From the interstate, take Exit 3B, East Brainerd Road, and head west for just over a mile. Café Français is closed Mondays. Allez! Un petit effort! (Come on! Try a little!) Au revoir!

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La Cabriole 1341 Burgess Rd. (423) 821-0350 Classic French cuisine can be had in Tiftonia, too, at a riding academy, no less. Jacques Charton’s La Cabriole on Burgess Road offers authentic, non-Americanized French favorites such as aged beef, gourmet cheeses, lamb, seafood, and veal. Reservations are required at La Cabriole, so be sure and call first. To get there, head west on Interstate 24 to the Browns Ferry Exit. Once you turn right on Browns Ferry Road, forge ahead for just over two miles.

Chef Lin 5084 South Terrace Rd. (423) 510-1997 Sometimes, only Chinese food will do. Maybe you don’t know exactly what dish you want, but whatever it is, Chef Lin, Chattanooga’s largest Chinese buffet, will have it. And if someone in your party wants sushi, well, Chef Lin has that, too. Specializing in beef and vegetable dishes, the buffet at Chef Lin is vast, with over 200 favorites like egg drop soup, crab legs, and sweet fried desserts that include cream cheese wonton. From I-24, take the Moore Road exit, and then merge onto South Terrace Road. Chef Lin is less than a mile away on the right. If you get to Spring Creek Road, you’ve gone too far.

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Opposite and Below: La Cabriole’s classic French cuisine include authentic cheeses that are pure and reminiscent of Europe.

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Monteagle Inn Bed & Breakfast and Retreat Center The Perfect Get-A-Way Destination For You and Someone Special Group Retreat Center We are: 45 minutes away, A Different Time Zone, A Different Area Code, A Different Altitude, and A Wonderful Attitude. Escape to Our Treasure, Treasure Your Escape.

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Porter’s Steakhouse proudly serves the finest quality steaks and fitting side dishes, without gimmicks. Serving a breakfast buffet on weekends, Porter’s also offers its signature Pepperloin Patty Melt as a breakfast option.


Opposite: Porter’s steaks. Above: A little bit of cool, refreshing heaven from Main & Mocha Coffee Bar.

Under the guidance of Executive Chef John Palacio, Porter’s has an express lunch menu to satisfy most tastes and budgets, with most menu items priced under $10. The “Seated, Served, See Ya” special applies to all lunch entrées showcased on the new menu and is guaranteed to arrive within 30 minutes. For dinner, the Pepperloin takes center stage. This beef tenderloin is marinated and rolled in cracked peppercorn and herbs. But Porter’s also offers such diverse dishes as lobster fettuccini, flatbread with Boursin cheese, and “mixed grill” combinations. Just a few blocks west of the Tennessee Aquarium, Porter’s in the Read House is easily reached on foot, or by shuttle.

Main & Mocha Coffee Bar 1463 Market St. (423) 265-2922 Suppose you’re near the Chattanooga Choo Choo and you’re jonesing for some coffee. Main & Mocha Coffee Bar, at Market and Main, is at your service and then some! Besides mocha, Main & Mocha offers other gourmet coffee drinks that include breve, cappuccino, and latté. But that is not all. This bustling establishment serves bacon-and-egg breakfasts, plus bagels and the like. For lunch, they create sandwiches and box lunches for people in a hurry. A new service at Main & Mocha is lunch delivery in the downtown area. So if you’re downtown craving a sandwich and a “cuppa,” this is a great choice.

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a little bit of heaven Discover old world charm right in your back yard.

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People often think they need to go to a tropical island to find old world beauty and charm. However, many cities incorporate the tropical and British Colonial styles into their homes in the U.S. Said by Karl Marx to be the greatest civilizing force in history, the British Empire held vast tracts of the earth, built up over a period of three centuries, and the influence of their British Colonial styles can be seen throughout tropical architecture. The style of decorating that evolved during the 17th and 18th centuries when Britain colonized Caribbean sugar producing islands such as St. Kitts and Barbados, blends solid, sometimes massive, old world furnishings in rich dark wood finishes with plenty of color that takes its cue from abundant

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tropical foliage and blue seas. The look is elegant and refined. When the British settled in the Caribbean, they relied on native inhabitants to produce china, crystal, and porcelain that complemented the few old world pieces they were able to bring with them. Additionally, since specialized millwork was not available in the tropics, plain, but substantial wood furniture featured simple knobs and hardware. The juxtaposition of tradition with new world colors and flora evolved into a tropical style that influences design – even today – and even in places far from the tropics. Vibrant colors in fabric and paint, dark wood finishes, and majestic windows where leaf-

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dappled summer sunlight flickers gently in the rooms are evident in this Chattanooga area home. Grand homes in the Caribbean often featured sisal rugs overlaid with rich oriental rugs – the better to cope with the all-pervasive sand. Though sand is not a worry on a bluff overlooking a river, the look of opulent, oriental carpet atop gleaming hued wood floors, echoes the tropical design influence. To set off heavy, dark wood furniture, interior archways, and detailed crown molding, plain white paint just won’t do. It takes a bold, bok choi green to do justice to the architectural features and shimmering crystal chandeliers. Likewise, a grand, four-poster bed deserves the setting created from creamy walls, elaborate rugs, and accompanying sitting furniture appointed with big, soft cushions. Ferns and broadleaf plants indoors, set against substantial furniture pieces and picture windows, mimic the wood and

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foliage surrounding the home. And like grand homes in the tropics, the influence of the water is never far. In this case, the water is not the warm salt water of the Gulf of Mexico, but the cool flowing freshwater of the Tennessee River that sits far below the bluff where this home is perched. An arbor supporting lush, green vines recalls the shady arbors of the Antilles, while numerous outdoor nooks continue to delight the senses with the blues of the sky, the greens of the leaves and grass, and the lovely surprise of bright blooms scattered here and there. The genius of using color, form, and light influenced by tropical colonial designs is its versatility in a temperate climate, where occasional snow is inevitable, and wood burning fireplaces are put to use during wintertime. The paint colors, floor coverings, wood tones, and window positions not only feel cool in high summer, but warm during the dark days of winter. Though the limestone of Lookout Mountain differs from the volcanic rock of St. Kitts in the Caribbean, and though the sunlight is shaded from hickory, oak, and maple trees, rather than palms, the influence of the tropical, colonial look imparts a sense of propriety nestled in an environment that promises comfort and beauty. In other words, it’s a little bit of heaven. CS

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John Healy and George Elder have a lot to smile about!

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To an outside observer, their partnership on one level may appear to be a misguided pairing of generational opposites. One is a self described “low tech,” the other “high tech.” You may find one at the opera on the weekends, the other on the ball field. They have different social contacts. One has over 30 year’s experience in real estate, the other had no real estate experience when the two became partners. You may wonder how such an unlikely partnership can be a recipe for success, but spend some time talking with George Elder and John Healy of Elder and Healy Commercial and Industrial Real Estate, and it’s obvious the two share a public comprised of mutual admiration. George and John have successfully transformed their apparent differences into assets to make their real estate company one of the most highly regarded in Chattanooga. What the two native Chattanoogans have in common is a shared philosophy that trust and integrity — not money — are priorities in their business relationship and with their clients. They also share an excitement about the future of Chattanooga and what the city has to offer. A business partnership in real estate is an unusual concept in that most real estate companies operate as an umbrella for individuals working for themselves. >

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Olan Mills Inc. chose Elder and Healy to represent them in the sale of their 47,000 sq. ft. Class A corporate headquarters located in Chattanooga.

George explained, “Our business relationship evolved as John and I began working together on projects which allowed us to deliver a better service to our clients.

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There was no inter-office competition, no looking over our shoulders. After working for many years as a one man show, I found this new relationship to be very empowering and saw an opportunity to create a bigger company with John.” Then, how did these two men of two different generations and lifestyles come together to form this partnership unique to the real estate industry? “I think I wore him down” joked John who was newly married and a recent graduate of David Lipscomb University in Nashville when he contacted George about five years ago. John’s father, Rob Healy, was a longtime friend of George’s, so John knew George was different in that he worked by himself. John also did his homework. He met with several developers and found George to be well regarded in the local real estate industry. John also knew he wanted a career in commercial real estate rather than

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residential. “Commercial real estate is more objective,” John explained, “as opposed to residential real estate which involves more emotion and is more subjective.” After a career in residential and commercial and industrial real estate, George founded his own real estate company, George S. Elder Company, in 1985. He explained that he had been used to hiring and training associates and then they would leave him. He didn’t want to do that anymore. John, displaying some of the determination and self-confidence that he would bring to the company and their partnership, explained to George that he wasn’t going to do that to him. “I’m going to own part of your company,” he asserted. For a businessman who had a sole proprietorship for twenty years with a total of thirty-five years real estate experience, the recent college graduate with no real estate experience must have come across a little too self confident, but then George realized he had never come across anyone like John. The two reached an agreement that George would bring John on as an agent for an 18 month trial period. He figured that if things worked well for them as a team and for the business, they would form a new partnership. The chemistry clicked. The timing was right. George found it was >

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more fun working with someone else rather than going it alone. They began to glean ideas from each other. As George said, “it was the right fit at the right time.” Did that infer that George might be bringing someone else on board to transition into retirement? “No,” George flatly stated. “I plan to keep working as long as I am physically able and can do the work.” In July 2004, as a result of George and John’s successful trial collaboration, Elder and Healy Commercial and Industrial Real Estate was formed. The company now offers a wide range of services including commercial and industrial sales and leasing, property management, tenant/buyer representation, property listings and corporate real estate advisory services. Differences in George and John’s managerial styles have only served to strengthen, rather than stress their working relationship. While George is more outspoken and you will always know where he stands, John is not as direct. George offered that John sizes up people well and “thinks outside the box.” Both agree that communication is of utmost importance and are quick to tell the other if there is a problem. And speaking of communication, George, a “low tech” guy, was reminded to tell John, a “high tech” guy, that he recently purchased a Blackberry. John was surprised, but pleased. The “high tech” partner also recently convinced the “low tech” partner that they needed to switch from an answering machine to voice mail and convert giant tax maps to CD. So, what does the future hold for this intergenerational partnership? They want to add >

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Above: Elder and Healy’s Mackey Branch Crossing Professional Office Centre condominium project in East Brainerd is currently in development. Below: Elder and Healy recently handled the sale of the 24-acre, 97,000 sq. ft. Pro Group Golf Company property in Ooltewah, TN.

new people and create a team of real estate professionals and have taken the first step towards that goal by bringing a new person on board in June 2007. As John offered, “We are not opposed to growth, we want calculated growth.” Standing in the conference room of their offices on the 13th floor of Republic Centre in downtown Chattanooga, George is very cognizant of the changes that he has witnessed during his thirty five years in real estate, many of those he has helped bring to fruition. George said he is very blessed to have John as his partner and together they are looking ahead towards Chattanooga’s future — each learning from the other. Egos aside, this is a partnership that transcends generations.

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Pancake. Like the food. This is what Blaire Pancake, a native of Chattanooga and Miss Tennessee 2006, said about her last name. Her immigrant ancestors’ moniker was the German word for pancake and when they moved to America, they kept the literal translation. When asked if people teased her about her last name, she said, “Oh yeah, my last name has always gotten lots of attention. It frustrated me when I was a little girl, but now I’m proud of it. It stands out. People remember it.” Wholesome and wonderful could be another way to describe “pancake.” And it would certainly describe Blaire Pancake.> BY DONNA PEERCE PHOTOS BY JONO FISHER C H AT TA N O O G A S T Y L E | S u m m e r 2 0 0 6

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Spending the night in a hotel room in Jackson, Tennessee, Blaire said, “Traveling and staying in hotels has been my home away from home since winning the title of Miss Tennessee 2006. I don’t mind though because what I’m doing to help children is important.” Down-to-earth with a sweetness and friendliness that Southerners are known for, one wonders what drew her to compete in the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant in 2006. Blaire, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of TennesseeKnoxville with a bachelor of science degree in Anthropology and a concentration in Archeology, became the second area resident in four years to capture the coveted title in 2006. This was accompanied by a $10,000 scholarship along with being the state’s representative at the 2007 Miss America Pageant. “Like most little girls,” she said, “I grew up watching the Miss America pageant and dreamed of someday becoming a beauty queen. I think it’s every little girl’s dream.” She added that she was just a child when she talked her father into taking her to the Miss America pageant in 1987 and it was that year that Kellye Cash won the title. Ms. Cash was the only Miss Tennessee to ever win the title of Miss America. “I think this inspired me and made me believe I could do or become anything I wanted,” Blaire added pensively. Blaire participated in pageants as a little girl until she lost interest, but was lured back years later by the scholarship and community service opportunities in the Miss America system. “I decided to enter Miss Metropolitan, won it and have been working hard at it ever since. The timing was right for me.” After winning her title, Blaire hasn’t looked back. Beneath the silky blonde hair, stunningly blue eyes and the rhinestone crown, is an absolutely sweet, “down-home” girl who’s talented, intelligent and hard-working. She’s a “girl’s girl” – the type of woman girls like to be friends with and the type that men respect and admire. She’s the kind of girl you can imagine sitting in your pajamas with and eating popcorn and watching TV. Speaking of TV, Blaire declares herself a history nut and avid fan of The History Channel. “I even get their magazine!” she laughed. Before winning the Miss Tennessee title, one of her goals was to become a lawyer specializing in the kinds of ownership and rights issues that come up when ancient ruins or remains are stumbled upon. She loves archeological digs and said, “I got the nickname of Lara Croft because I love anthropology and archeology so much – only I’m blonde instead of brunette like Croft.”

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Hoping to visit the ancient pyramids in Egypt someday, Blaire has been on four archeological digs including one on the exotically beautiful island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean. However, her most memorable experience was a dig at Cagle Cave at Fall Creek Falls. It was a huge cave that was sealed off during the Civil War in a successful attempt to keep saltpeter (which was used in ammunition) away from the Union soldiers. Many of the artifacts actually dated back to the War of 1812. “We saw vats and paddles and water canteens just sitting there,” she said. “It was as if they quit working one day, put their things down, and never came back. It was totally eerie.” When it comes to ownership and rights issues, Blair said, “There’s a case where Native American tribes are in the courts over numerous prehistoric artifacts and remains that are 8,000 years old which were found on the Cumberland Plateau and this fascinates me. These kinds of issues interest me.” Other issues interest Blaire, too. As Miss Tennessee 2006, she is the governor’s spokesperson for a Safe and Drug-Free Tennessee. She said, “I travel all the time, usually visiting four schools per day. My message is about having good character and being fair. I also >

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talk to the students about making good

After visiting Hollywood and tasting a new

surprised her by sending her a huge

decisions, which includes saying no to

level of fame, she’s open to a career as a

bouquet of orchids to her hotel room.

drugs and alcohol.”

performer if the right opportunities present

Little did he know that those were her

themselves.

favorite flower. Since the pageant had

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decided to eliminate flowers backstage

When asked about romance, Blaire

Child Abuse Tennessee, she has set up a Tennessee Child Abuse Resource web

smiled and said, “Well, there is someone

because of peoples’ allergies, Blaire was

site, www.keeptnkidssafe.com, that she

special in my life. His name is Wade

the only one in the entire pageant to

hopes “will be a national repository for

Koehl, a native of Midland, Texas, who

receive flowers. This made her feel very

information on the topic.” She has plans

was an outside linebacker and a four-year

special. Since then, Blaire and Wade have

to turn this into a nonprofit organization.

starter for the Cougars at the University of

been an “item.”

She would also like to take her statewide

Houston.”

Asked if weight is a problem for her,

Immediately after the New Orleans Saints

fundraiser, “Pancake’s 4 Kids,” to a

Blaire laughed, “No, not really. I have good

completed their portion of the 2007 NFL

genes. I don’t really work out at all,

Draft, the team’s personnel scouts and

although I’m very active. I prefer sleeping

several marriage proposals. The kids all

coaches began lining up the players that

to working out.” She insists she can eat

want to know if there’s a Mr. Tennessee.

they wanted to “recruit” to the Saints as

whatever she wants and maintain her slim

And when the students find out that I can

free agents. Wade Koehl was one of them.

figure. Just as she said this, the doorbell

sing, they want to know if I can rap, but I

Blaire and Wade met through a mutual

national level. She laughed, adding “I have also had

rang to her hotel room. She said, “Oh, my

explain that country and blues are my

friend when she was at the Liberty Bowl

delivery from Pizza Hut is here.” Pizza?

favorites.” Singing is a big part of Blaire’s

in Memphis in December 2006. They

“No, not pizza,” she responded, laughing.

life. It’s a passion that has made her

“clicked” and hit it off right away. He later

“I ordered hot wings.”

consider offers in performing and

came to Las Vegas to watch Blaire

television after her reign is over in 2007.

compete in the Miss America pageant. He

Apparently, pancakes weren’t on the menu.CS

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e n a s inpaintbal l Stop or I’ll shoot . . . with my paintball gun! “There’s nothing like being able to shoot at your friends and no one get hurt,” Jared Powell, co-owner of Insane Paintball said jokingly. “Paintball is a universal sport that can be enjoyed by the novice or expert and the young or old. This sport is not just for war games anymore. It’s a place of recreation for birthday and bachelor parties, corporate outings or just coming out with your own equipment for a great day of paintball play,” he continued. Powell also suggested this sport was great as a stress reliever and fitness workout. “You don’t even feeling like you’re working out because it’s so much fun,” he said. I’ve never participated in the sport but after listening to Powell’s enthusiastic description, I realized that I’m all for shooting at people as a stress reliever and even the exercising and fun part, but my concern is the sting of the balls. Powell assured me that it is just that — a small sting — and depending on how far the ball is coming from, the sting could vary. So, for beginners like me, he offered a couple tips such as wear loose clothing that will give upon impact and use some of the padding provided by Insane Paintball. Being a not-so-graceful “girly-girl,” I was also concerned about falling on the hard ground or possibly breaking a freshly-manicured >

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fingernail. I was told they couldn’t do anything for broken fingernails, but my mind was eased as he described their facility. “No more playing on concrete, dirt or wood chips. Our facility looks and plays like real grass. You can slide or dive on it just like grass, and it’s not extremely slick, nor does it give carpet burn like some other turf products in the industry. We spent months developing this product and we are very proud for it to call Insane Paintball home,” Powell said. In business since 2000, Insane Paintball has the largest indoor/outdoor facility in the country with six playing fields made up of air-ball and woods courses. Insane also boasts a 6,500 square foot indoor staging area, private party balconies, indoor restrooms with showers, fully netted indoor fields, push button

compressed air fills up to 4500 PSI, a snack room, indoor chronograph range and many other great extras. “Our 50,000 square foot indoor playing facility is perfect for rainy days, cold weather, and times when you want to play at night. The artificial turf is definitely one of the main attractions which sets Insane Paintball apart from other indoor fields,” Powell added. If that’s not enough, they even have retail stores at their two locations in Chattanooga and Fort Oglethorpe. “The retail pro-shops have the largest selection of paintball equipment in the Southeast,” he said. For pricing and upcoming event information, call 423624-2121 (Chattanooga) or 706-866-2121 (Fort Oglethorpe). Visit them online at www.InsanePaint.com. Now, get your worst enemies together — I mean best friends — and happy shooting! CS

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The benefits of attracting great art and great artists to a city are not as easily quantified as, say, the benefits of bringing in a new industry. But that doesn’t mean the endeavor isn’t worthwhile. In fact, it might just mean that the benefits are priceless. Art can be thought of as a visual dialogue, a “call and response” situation where the active participation of the viewer is needed and desired. The great artist makes her viewer think, or see things in a completely new way; the observer is willing to open his or her mind and let it be changed. Twenty-first century Zeitgeist holds that attracting young, educated, creative adults to areas undergoing redevelopment tends to move that process of renaissance along. A strong arts community is an important drawing card for any city wanting positive redevelopment. Chattanooga has a strong commitment to the arts, as evidenced by its numerous galleries, its vibrant downtown arts community, and its growing reputation among American cities as a great place for art and artists. Allied Arts, an association formed in 1969 to promote the arts in the Chattanooga area, is interested in expanding the role of public art beyond the downtown waterfront, into neighborhoods, public schools, and out to the gateways of the city. In fact, Allied Arts distributes more than $2 million a year to support public art and the arts in area schools. One way Allied Arts does this is through the Arts Move Chattanooga program. This program offers a homebuyer incentive program to encourage visual artists, performing artists, and writers to relocate to the Scenic City. Artists can receive up to $15,000 in the form of a five-year forgivable mortgage that is free of interest. In return, recipients must purchase property in one of five >

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Chattanooga boasts some of the most modern, eclectic art in the country.

neighborhoods and remain there for the full five-year term of the mortgage. The qualifying neighborhoods are Cowart Place, Jefferson Heights, the M.L. King District, Fort Negley, and Main Street.Artists are allowed to use the incentive money as either part of a down payment, for closing costs, or for upgrades included in their sales contract. They choose their own mortgage lender or bank. Representatives of the Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise, in coordination with the chosen realtor, lender, and title company, make sure the incentive money is at the title company on the day of closing. The ultimate goal of Arts Move Chattanooga is to make the arts available for everyone, regardless of their neighborhood or income. Allied Arts believes that bringing practicing artists to Chattanooga promotes the cultural renaissance in the city that began in the 1990’s with the development of the riverfront. Artists are responding to Chattanooga’s initiative, too.

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JIM PFITZER Writer and storyteller, Jim Pfitzer, grew up in the Tennessee foothills of the Appalachians, and has made his home in Chattanooga, where he can enjoy the hills, trees, and water to which he is so attached. Though Pfitzer has extensively explored the great natural bounty of America, he has now returned to his East Tennessee roots, where he is able to live a 21st century life without sacrificing the timeless treasures of water, foliage, birds, and wild animals. Chattanooga offers to artists like Pfitzer the excitement of the modern alongside the calm beauty of the timeless past. “As an artist who is fairly young in his career, I can’t imagine a better program than Arts Move. It enabled me not only to buy a house, but to have an instant community of other artists – like-minded people with whom I can brainstorm, collaborate, and socialize. The energy in the Chattanooga art scene is tremendous, and with every Arts Move recipient who moves downtown, things only get better. >

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“The program also connected me with a great neighborhood, one filled with folks of all generations and backgrounds where people take care of one another and look out for each other.� >

ISAAC DUNCAN Metal sculptor, Isaac Duncan, relocated to Chattanooga, drawn by its supportive arts community, its proximity to major cities including Atlanta,

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Buildings like this inspire an artist and give way to imagination, creative development and new beginnings.

its family friendliness, and the availability of welding and fastening supply warehouses. A native of Brooklyn, New York, with Afro-Cuban ancestors, Duncan has made bringing art to the people – particularly children – part of his life’s work. Even while he was an undergraduate student at Notre Dame, he regularly spent time with underprivileged children in South Bend, Indiana. >

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The fact that he came from a modest background and is fluent in Spanish, made Duncan a role model and mentor for many children. Those experiences solidified his belief that art is for everyone – not just those who can afford to buy expensive gallery pieces. His background and values made Duncan a welcome addition to Chattanooga’s art scene, over and above his gift of turning metal into magic.

MELISSA HEFFERLIN Melissa Hefferlin, a returning Chattanoogan via California and Russia, paints with oils or uses oil pastels to create portraits. She travels to Europe during the summer with husband Daud Akhriev to paint landscapes. She cites the great working environment and the handiness of having

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Atlanta only a couple of hours away as reasons she and Akhriev chose to live in Chattanooga. “Atlanta, and through it the rest of the world, are close enough to feel within our reach, but not so close as to clog our streets and pollute our air. We like knowing most of the people with whom we do business,” says Hefferlin. Although Hefferlin and Akhriev moved to downtown Chattanooga before the Arts Move incentives were available, she considers herself and her husband very invested in the program. Says Hefferlin, “We always have someone nearby with whom we can talk something over, or even collaborate. Celebrating the efforts of our neighbors in their studios >

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is a very real inspiration for us. Helen Johnson, Director of Community Programs, has brought several Arts Move candidates to our home, and we have enjoyed the fellowship with all of them. “Another aspect of our neighborhood which we enjoy is the diversity of our community. We have Cuban influences, Russian and Chechnyan, Mexican foods and a market. Arts Move looks to support this melting pot by bringing fresh new artists from all backgrounds, dependent up on their excellence as professionals.” Hefferlin’s mural “Waterfront Celebration” now hangs in City Hall. It was commissioned by the City of Chattanooga and the RiverCity Company, a private, non-profit company chartered in 1986 to assist city and county governments and the private sector to spur economic development and the creation of great public spaces in downtown Chattanooga and along the riverfront.

STEVE TERLIZZESE Mosaic artist, Steve Terlizzese, fell in love with the River City when he had an exhibit at the city’s 4 Bridges Art Festival. He moved his studio from New York to Chattanooga, where he feels that he is a part of the city’s developing identity and reputation as a community that is enthusiastic about art and artists. Terlizzese’s work often takes him to antique malls and estate sales in the area to acquire ceramic pieces that end up becoming part of his work. Rather than smashing ceramic pieces to get his mosaic tiles, he uses the less violent method of cutting and shaping with tile nippers, concrete cutting saw blades, grinders and Dremel tools. He spends significant time finishing the grout to a smooth polish and cleaning crevices with tiny brushes. He hopes to create permanent art installations in Chattanooga, and to make the city his lifetime home. >

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Perched on a bluff overlooking the Tennessee River, the Hunter Museum of American Art houses one of the best collections of American art in the country, including works by American impressionists such as Childe Hassam, with their graceful, genteel subjects, and Robert Henri of the Ashcan School, where groups of artists took their inspiration from gritty urban settings. The Hunter embraces modern art, too, featuring modern sculpture and glasswork, and paintings by abstract expressionists of the 1950’s.

Produced by Chattanooga’s Association for Visual Arts (AVA), in conjunction with Chattanooga Downtown Partnership (CDP), the 4 Bridges Arts Festival that so affected Steve Terlizzese, showcases work by local, regional, and nationally known artists. The 2007 event in April attracted 700 applicants. Only 150 of the best were chosen for the festival, showcasing works of art in painting, sculpture, jewelry, wood, and just about any other medium imaginable. The 4 Bridges Arts Festival takes place in a former manufacturing building known as the First Tennessee Pavilion that has 50,000 square feet of accessible, weatherproof exhibit space. Sunshine Artist magazine recently put 4 Bridges on its list of top 100 fine arts shows. And since 4 Bridges is free and welcomes families, it has become one of the biggest cultural events of the year in the area. According to officials, the 4 Bridges Arts Festival had a $1.1 million economic impact on the city.

GALLERY 1401 In addition to supporting artists and festivals, Art Moves Chattanooga promotes local venues for education, exhibition, and performance. For example, Gallery 1401, located at 1401 Williams Street in the Southside District, features oil paintings and sculptures by more than 50 local and nationally known artists.

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Chattanooga’s reputation as an emerging arts nucleus is not only based on the visual arts, but the performing arts, too. Beginning in 1989, the yearly summer Nightfall Concert Series has brought free music to Miller Plaza on Friday evenings in the summer. From May 25 through September, this year’s Nightfall series feature headline acts like Cadillac Sky, a Texas band that combines traditional high lonesome bluegrass with ferocious rock and roll influences. Nightfall’s broad spectrum of musical styles also include the elder statesmen of jazz, the Freddy Cole Quartet. Other acts on tap for 2007 include Chris Thile and the How to Grow a Band featuring Bryan Sutton, Luke Doucet The Screaming Orphans, The Soul of John Black, Bobby Bare, Jr., and Thomas Mapfumo, >

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among others. Up-to-date information is available at http://www.downtownchattanooga.org/.

THE RIVERBEND FESTIVAL This Americana-Alterna-Punk festival features local rockers 17th Sun, Adrenaline Drop, The Alan Parsons Project, Ricky Skaggs, Mary Gauthier, Cracker, and others. The festival takes place in June at Ross’s Landing downtown. The full, updated line-up is available at www.riverbendfestival.com.

CHATTANOOGA SYMPHONY If you’re lucky enough to be in the River City around Independence Day, the Chattanooga Symphony presents Pops on the River July 3, a concert of popular and patriotic music followed by a spectacular fireworks display over the water. Admission is free, and families are invited to bring blankets and picnic baskets and enjoy an outstanding evening of music and celebration.

BARKING LEGS THEATER Cozier music venues in Chattanooga include the Barking Legs Theater, noted for its outstanding acoustics and its eclectic line-up of musical acts with family friendly prices. The small concert hall features 80 fixed seats, but can accommodate up to 175. Here, you’ll find acoustic musicians that manage to be virtuosic as well as a little off the beaten path.

GOALS OF ARTS MOVE CHATTANOOGA An overarching goal of Arts Move Chattanooga is the creation of an urban environment that is safe and inviting, taking advantage of the great natural beauty of a formerly derelict riverfront and surrounding areas. Though the transformation downtown is big and obvious, a quieter revolution is reaching outward from that center. Residential areas are undergoing makeovers that respect the architecture of the past, with homes built in the 1930s and 40s being lovingly updated to sit proudly beside newer structures. In and around Main Street, Cowart Street, Fort Negley, Jefferson Heights, and the M.L. King District, businesses and families are realizing what a treasure this city contains at its heart. Oftentimes, young entrepreneurs or young families will take old storefronts, warehouses, factories, and houses, and remake them to accommodate the needs of the 21st century while respecting the unique dignity and beauty of the past. And Arts Move Chattanooga, with its artist incentive program, its willingness to promote local art and artists, and its core belief that art can make a good city great, is ready to help those visionaries invest in their dreams.CS

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exuberant passion passion Theodore Roosevelt was “incapable of being indifferent.” Wilson Bentley, a New England farmer who made himself a respected expert on the crystal structure of snowflakes, “was as exuberant in pursuit of them as they were in their numbers.” The eminent physicist Richard Feynman “was an exuberant teacher in every way.” Joining these historical figures, Dr. Sandy McKenzie, Chattanooga-based executive coach and motivational speaker, is exuberant in her goals to help people. Despite a daunting workload, she has a way of making you believe you are the only person on her agenda, and more importantly, that you matter. She credits her grandmother with inspiring her

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exuberant passion to help people. “During the Great Depression, my grandmother was known for inviting traveling itinerants and their children or others who seemed a little down on their luck into her home,” she says. “My parents were much the same way.” This investment in people’s wellbeing has had long-term effects. “Years later, many of those short-term guests wrote to my grandmother about how her touch energized or encouraged them to achieve more than they had ever hoped,” says McKenzie. And she took those lessons to heart, realizing her dream of helping people improve their lives.


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“Although the term executive coach wasn’t around in the late 60’s during high school, or even the 70’s when I was in college, I was always preparing to encourage people. I often stood in front of a dressing mirror and pretended to be telling an audience how to become all they wanted to be.” Besides being a personal and executive coach, McKenzie is a motivational speaker, teacher of professional etiquette, telephone skills trainer, and counselor. She also writes a newspaper column and appears in a regular segment on WDEF-TV, the local CBS affiliate in Chattanooga. In her work, McKenzie emphasizes the importance of making positive first impressions. And she’s ready to help clients do that. “Within 20 seconds to six minutes of seeing people for the first time, we decide what they are like, and whether or not we want to get better acquainted.” “It may not seem fair,” she says, “but it’s reality. “Later, it takes a lot of work to change those instantly formed, longlasting opinions. It’s not fair, but it’s a fact, according to studies by Dr. Albert Mehrabian of the University of California Department of Psychology, along with other experts.” McKenzie’s techniques rest on the foundation of knowing what your dreams are. “Once the vision of your purpose in life comes into focus,” she says, “your choices and priorities become clearer, too. Then comes the hard work of respecting those priorities and making sound decisions.” Sandy McKenzie lives her beliefs every day, saying that each morning she thinks about the big picture first – her life mission, God-given talents and being a good steward of both. Then, after quiet time and prayer, the steps for accomplishment begin to clearly fall into place. Her To Do list and goals are clarified. Since 1980, McKenzie has successfully helped people identify their dreams and take the steps necessary to bring them to fruition. With bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Tennessee, and a doctorate from Covington Theological Seminary, McKenzie is a practitioner with strong credentials. That said, she also has a “Humor Degree” from The Comedy School, and even over a telephone, you can tell there is a sparkle in her eyes. Sandy may be reached through her websites, www.SandyMcKenzie.com or BusinessImagePro.com. As she says, “Anyone who knows me will probably say I can’t resist helping others be the best they can be. It’s my exuberant passion.” CS

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