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Offering hope for those who can’t pay
VIM’s volunteers work to fill gaping health care gap

“I was sick and you cared for me.” (Matthew 25:36; New Living Translation)

Somewhere between the gainfully employed and the indigent lies the working poor, a class of people who live above the federal poverty line but are barely subsisting on retail or restaurant work. To these multitudes – for whom a single missed paycheck would constitute a debilitating financial blow – health care is a luxury they often pass by in favor of placing food on the table.

Father’s edict works for Farinash

Jerrold Farinash never considered becoming anything but a lawyer. As a child, he never dreamed about becoming a firefighter or an astronaut. While in college, he didn’t major in accounting or engineering.

Rather, from as far back as Farinash can remember, his father told him he was going to be an attorney, and that was that.

Mark Hite co-chairing Pink!
“Royal Garden’ event raises funds for breast center at CHI Memorial

Mark Hite and Marcus McKamey will co-chair CHI Memorial Foundation’s 17th annual Pink! Gala, taking place Saturday, Jan. 22.

This year’s theme is “Beyond the Palace Gates, An Evening in the Royal Garden.”

“Join us for a whimsical celebration replete with lively entertainment, striking statuary and captivating landscapes at every turn,” reads a news release announcing the event.

Chattanooga Realtors tee up, wine down with Habitat fundraiser

Greater Chattanooga Realtors on Monday partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga for Tee Up & Wine Down at Black Creek Club. The event, which raised key funds that will support Habitat’s efforts to provide the local community with safe, affordable housing, included a golf tournament, silent and live auctions and wine tasting. The association will announce the amount of funds raised at a later date. Pictured: Greater Chattanooga Realtors 2021 President Robert Backer (left) with Tee Up & Wine Down title sponsors Linda Brock of Linda Brock Homes and her husband, Dexter White.

Safety a growing concern for Realtors

In a few days, the National Association of Realtors will release its 2021 Member Safety Report, which surveys Realtors around the nation about how safe they feel while on the job, their personal safety experiences and their brokerage’s safety procedures and protocol.

Things to consider before breaking ground on a pool

Deciding to install an in-ground pool is a costly investment. Homeowners considering a pool should thoroughly research their options before the investment. Here are some things to consider before you jump in.


In-ground pools cost tens of thousands of dollars. Be sure to know your budget ahead of time and get multiple quotes.

Home Alone 21: Why is my person not here?
The bill comes due on pandemic pets as they now need boarding, therapy

It was March 2020, and you thought you’d only be staying at home a few weeks. When weeks turned into months you got a little lonely. So you adopted a dog.

Things were going along swimmingly. You played with the dog. You took care of the dog. You walked the dog. You were with the dog 24/7, and it was a glorious thing.

River City: A mysterious path to one Beast of a cheeseburger

The hunt for a good fast-food burger in Chattanooga often involves scanning the city’s streets for the ubiquitous golden arches, a king-sized Whopper or a freckle-faced redhead with ponytails.

But to find a great fast-food burger locally, the ravenous must dig deeper for an up-and-coming treasure known as MrBeast Burger.

Free vision clinic coming Sept. 18

Remote Area Medical, a nonprofit provider of pop-up clinics serving uninsured individuals, will be in Chattanooga Saturday, Sept. 18, to provide free care.

Services available at the clinic will include eye exams, glaucoma testing, eyeglass prescriptions and eyeglasses made on-site.

Mel’s Club offers breast education for young women

The MaryEllen Locher Scholarship Fund at CHI Memorial Foundation is scheduling presentations for Mel’s Club, a breast health education program for teen and college-aged women.

Mel’s Club educates students in three key areas:

• Myths and misconceptions regarding breast cancer

Graduate program at Southern Adventist providing free counseling

The Southern Center for Counseling and Emotional Wellness at Southern Adventist University is inviting community members to sign up for free counseling sessions. Graduate students in the university’s professional counseling program provide the service, which licensed professionals supervise.

Newsmaker: First Horizon names Woody manager of Hamilton Place

First Horizon Bank has tapped Michael Woody to manage First Horizon Bank’s banking center at Hamilton Place.

Woody has been with First Horizon since Aug. 2020. He’s worked in financial services for over nine years.

The Ooltewah native and graduate of The University of Tennessee at Knoxville comes to his new position after serving in a similar position within the bank.

Financial Focus: Help grandkids prepare for the future

Grandparent don’t need Grandparents Day, observed on Sept. 12, to remind them of the joys of having grandchildren. Yet, you might want to use this day as an opportunity to think about ways to help provide for your grandchildren’s future.

‘Next man up’ for Titans needs to be vaccinated

Next man up. It’s a saying the Titans and other NFL teams are fond of using as it relates to injuries and backup players stepping into starting roles once injuries occur.

But for last year and again this year, the next man up mantra has taken on an even deeper meaning and relevance, thanks to outbreaks of COVID-19 inside the locker room.

Behind the Wheel: Goodbye to five models being discontinued

Automakers are constantly introducing new models and nameplates to their lineups to meet consumer preferences and to keep their lineup fresh. With that comes the need to cycle older models out.

These discontinuations aren’t promoted, and shoppers often don’t realize they’re gone until it’s too late. With this in mind, Edmunds’ experts highlighted five outgoing vehicles that will be gone after the 2021 model year.

Bevy of business books to boost your productivity

Business is not one size fits all. The needs of your office are not the same as those of your competitor’s.

What you require might not even be the same upstairs or in a warehouse down the block. You might sell the same things, but your business is unique with unique requirements. So why not address those needs with these great books?