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Column dedicated to sharing news about community activities, service projects, and other events that are important to the life of the residents of our "mountain."

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published on 09/03/2002


By staff writer

Back-to-School – off to college – tilling the garden – wherever you are in this time in your life, September is here! Ready or not, it’s time to get focused and get ready for a new school year and new programs with new officers. Signal Mountain is filled with opportunities for its residents. Whether you live in the Lone Oak Community, the Town of Walden, the Town of Signal Mountain or anywhere in between there is something for you. So pour yourself a glass of lemonade (because in September it’s still hot out), sit back and check out some of the great things happening this month on our mountain.

I want to remind all the citizens to attend your town meetings. Last month I had the pleasure of substituting for Bob Anderson at both town meetings, and reporting back to you in the Signal Mountain Mirror. As a resident of Signal Mountain I have missed only one meeting in over two years of the Signal Mountain Town Council. They can be informative, enlightening, and sometimes entertaining. But they are always worth the time. I encourage citizens of both Towns to make the effort to attend. I assure you, you won’t be bored. This month’s Signal Mountain Town Council meets on Monday the 9th and the Walden Town Meeting is on the 10th.

Tuesday, September 10th at 7:00 PM, the Evening Guild of the Signal Mountain Community Guild will hold its first meeting of the year. Any woman interested in attending is invited. There are no dues or fees to become involved. According to spokesperson Vicki Love, the Evening Guild is intended to be an extension of the Community Guild, which meets during the day. This first meeting is a chance for women to get to know each other and learn more about the program. So come join in the potluck dinner in the Guild Room at the Signal Mountain Town Hall. Earlier in the morning, at 10:00 AM, the Literature Department of the Community Guild has its first meeting of the year. In the Guild Room also, their guest speaker is Dr. Scott Douglas from Chattanooga State. Think about becoming active in the Community Guild. They meet later in the month on the 25th and will hear Mrs. Nancy Burns who is going to speak on Elderhostel’s.

Cub Scout Pack 3116 (formally 3035), a new pack that meets at Signal Crest United Methodist Church has its first pack meeting on September 19th. All members are urged to attend to start the new program year, and anyone who wants to join and missed School Night in August, are encouraged to attend. To learn more about Pack 3035, click on the scouting section. From there you can connect with their own web site as well as learn about other Scouting opportunities within our community.

And so we had a little rain last spring. A few things got postponed. One was the annual Nolan/Thrasher Spring Festival. Now the FALL FESTIVAL, this special event puts both schools together for one fun day. Held at Nolan Elementary School, this year’s event will be on the 14th with a rain date of Sept. 15th. What a great idea and wonderful way to be together as a community. Anyone interested in the prospect of a high school up here on the mountain may want to attend the kick-off meeting at 10:30 AM at Nolan just before the Fall Festival begins at 11:00 AM.

You heard about the Laliberti family bringing “The Apple Tree” to Signal Mountain in last month’s Signal Mountain Mirror. Two special performances will be held Sunday, September 15 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM at the Mountain Arts Community Center. Tickets are $10 each. For more information, call MACC at . Another great opportunity to enjoy the arts on our mountain is to experience the performance of the Jericho Brass Band brought to us by MACC on Saturday, September 8 at 7:00 PM. Selections will include patriotic, traditional brass band and popular favorites. Although admission is free, a $3 donation to benefit MACC will be accepted at the door for this performance.

September 10th seems to be a busy day for residents on the mountain! Connie Pierce, Librarian at the Signal Mountain Library, has brought back her award winning program for preschoolers. “Toddlers Tuesdays” resumes on the 10th at 11:00 AM at the Library. Pre-registration is necessary and parent participation is required. For more information call Connie at . Wonder what Connie has in store for the children on the mountain this year? (Hint: cats, kittens, hats, fish for a start!)

The Old Towne Association is planning a “End of Summer” Social for residents in the Signal Mountain Historic District, Sunday, September 8th at Pat and Kathleen Kelly’s home on James Boulevard. Everyone in Old Towne is invited as well as friends in the surrounding community. If you didn’t receive an invitation, it only means you are somehow not on the mailing list. A telephone call to Marian Riggar at will get you on the mailing list.

If you think this is it, think again! Check out the Calendar of Events to see what else is happening up here during the month of September. You never know, it might be just what you were looking for, a chance to do something you’ve never done before, or help out in ways you never thought of. So put your glass of lemonade away and get going. HATS OFF to all the great organizations within our community!

On a personal note, I would like to share with you the passing of my Dad on July 29th in Louisiana. After posting the picture in the March HATS OFF, I have been the recipient of much care and concern on his behalf. He went peacefully in his sleep and I will miss him terribly, but it was his time and I respect that.