What makes Lookout Mountain home

What's on your summer bucket list? A hike to Glen Falls? A mountain bike ride on the Cloudland Connector Trail? Or maybe a road trip to Nashville to see Alan Shuptrine's new watercolor exhibit?

The season has already kicked off with Community Movie Night. There's another in August and here's 5 reasons you can't miss it. Get ready for the fun, because summers on Lookout are anything but lazy!

Calling All Artisits

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The Fairyland School is hosting its annual Fairyland School and Lookout Community Art Show, Tuesday, February 13 from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m.
The whole community is invited to submit their work for the exhibition. All mediums including, drawings, pottery, sculpture, needlepoint are welcomed and encouraged. Participants may submit one to two pieces. Awards and cash prizes will be presented the evening of the show. Artwork can be from this year or years past.
This year, FES is very excited about the artist in residence, Craig Steele. He creates his work using fire spinning and time lapsed photography. He is going to actually spin fire outside the church on the evening of the art show.
If you are interested in participating, you can drop off art February 6 through 9 at the parent room located in Fairyland School between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. or from 2:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. For more information or to arrange an alternate drop off time, please contact DeAnna Willingham 423-593-7505. Come support the kids of Fairyland and our community.

Father Daughter Dance Announced

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Make your plans now! The sixth annual Lookout Mountain Father-Daughter Dance is set for Friday, February 9 at Lookout Mountain Club. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m., when fathers and daughters, dressed up for the occasion, will enjoy a buffet, ice cream, dancing to tunes by DJ Scuba Steve and a special photobooth.

The cost is $110 per father/daughter couple, and each additional daughter is $25. Click here to purchase tickets Sendomatic. If you have any questions or need more information, call Brady Garvich at (423) 503-3817 or email him at brady.garvich@surgicor.com.

Celebrate the Holidays on Lookout

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It is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas on Lookout Mountain. With the Christmas holidays right around the corner, the festivities are about to begin on the Mountain. The City of Lookout Mountain Georgia invites the community to a Christmas parade and the first annual Christmas tree and downtown lighting to take place on Thursday, November 30th. The City of Lookout Mountain Georgia Police and Firemen will be riding along with Santa, collecting toys for Stockings Full of Love. Stockings Full of Love provides Christmas toys for needy children ages 1-14 in Walker County. The parade begins at 5 p.m.. Following the parade will be music and refreshments at City Hall with the lighting of the tree to take place at 6:30 p.m.
Friday night, December 1, Love Lookout will host its Community Christmas Celebration from 6 p.m. to 7p.m. at Caldwell Commons (the park across the street from the Commons). Gather with friends and enjoy live bluegrass music and caroling with Jay Brooks and John Heart Geary, commencing with the lighting of the tree. Monkey Town Donuts will be there with their famous donuts and hot chocolate. Love Lookout Christmas gifts will be available for purchase to help fund future community projects.
The Mountain Escape Spa and Yessick’s will be hosting their annual Christmas Open Houses Thursday, November 29 through Saturday December 2. Fairyland Pharmacy will hold its open house Saturday, December 2 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and will have free Norman Rockwell calendars, refreshments and giveaways. The spa will have 20 percent off facials and Yessick’s and the Pharmacy will be offering 20 percent off your entire purchase.
Lookout Mountain Beautiful Garden Club will once again decorate the Craven’s House for it s annual holiday open house to take place December 1 through 2. The décor will be keeping with that of its original time period and re-enactments will take place on tours from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each evening. There is no admission fee, but reservations are required. For more information and reservations call (423) 821-7786.
The Enchanted Garden of Lights is in full swing at Rock City. Be sure to include this event in your holiday traditions. Residence passes are valid Sundays through Wednesdays.
For more holiday open houses and events, be sure to pick up a December issue of the Lookout Mountain Mirror available next week at the Market on the Mountain. While you’re there you can pick up one of their Christmas order out menus to make the holidays a snap. Don’ t forget to check the Living on Lookout site regularly and sign up for the Mountain Mirror weekly Extra, Extra emails that will have weekly reminders of all the mountain happenings.

Holiday Giving

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Tree lighting at Caldwell Commons

The tree is lit, the wreaths are hung, now is time to give thanks to all of those whose tireless work makes this community such a great place to live. Don’t forget your educators, mail carriers, town employees, policemen and firefighters.
The Lookout Mountain Employees Christmas Fund was established 69 years ago by the residents of Tennessee to show the town employees, policemen and firemen their appreciation. Did you know there is also an Employee Christmas Fund was also established in the City of Lookout Mountain, Ga as well? Both fund committees are collecting funds to show these fine folks how much we appreciate them and thank then for a great year. (The suggested donation is $50 per household.)
Also this year is great time to honor those retiring from many years of service.
If you have been involved in recreation sports on our mountain over the past 30 years, you have undoubtedly come in con¬tact with Rick Dockery. It may not have been direct contact, but undoubtedly Rick was close by, making sure the fields were in great shape, the equipment was working properly and uniforms were ordered. Rick was responsible for these tasks and so many others that may have gone unnoticed, but are a necessity for the success of our recreation department.
Rick began his career with the Lookout Mountain Recreation Department in 1981 under the tutelage of Raymond “Buck” Stamps and has dedicated his adult life to coaching, teaching and caring for the mountain’s biggest assets, our children. I was extremely fortunate to grow up during this time.
As you may have heard, Rick retired from the Rec Department this past July, leaving it in the capable hands of Scott Shell and his new assistant, Brandon Adams. It seems only fitting that we honor Rick for his many years of dedication to Lookout Mountain. The tee ball field at the Commons (the field next to the playground) will be named Rick Dockery Field. It is perfect that many of our youngsters will have their first experience with baseball on a field named after Rick, but we have to make the field worthy of such an honor. That is where we need your help! We are seeking donations for the improvement of this field. Some of the upgrades include new bases, new dugouts with improved fencing, a new backstop, improved dirt and a sign designating the Rick Dockery Field. Any money left over from this campaign will be used to improve the other baseball fields in our community.
Please consider making a donation in Rick Dockery’s honor. Checks should be made payable to Lookout Mountain Recreation Department. Please mention Rick’s name in the memo section, and we will allocate the funds to the Rick Dockery Field. Checks can be mailed to: Lookout Mountain Recreation De¬partment, P.O. Box 413, Lookout Mountain, TN, 37350. Our goal, and it is a lofty one, is to have all donations in by Dec. 31, 2017. We really want the field to be ready for dedication at our baseball Opening Day in April!
Chief Randy Bowden is also retiring at the end of this year after 22 years of service to the Town of Lookout Mountain, Tenn. He is planning on traveling following his retirement. Let’s all chip in to wish him a bon voyage!
Trying to find the perfect gift for someone that has everything? Think about giving in honor of someone you love to one of the non-profit agencies that keep our mountain beautiful. There is Lookout Mountain Beautification Fund, the Lookout Mountain Conservancy and the Lula Lake Land Trust.

Lookout Mountain Employees Christmas Fund
P.O. Box 178
Lookout Mountain, TN 37350

Employee Annual Christmas Fund
c/o City of Lookout Mountain
1214 Lula Lake Road
Lookout Mountain, Georgia, 30750

Lookout Mountain Recreation De¬partment
P.O. Box 413
Lookout Mountain, TN, 37350

Lookout Mountain Beautification Fund
P.O. Box 22
Lookout Mountain, TN 37350

Lookout Mountain Conservancy
P.O. Box 76
Lookout Mountain, TN 37350

Lula Lake Land Trust
P.O. Box 385
Lookout Mountain, TN 37350

Pop-Up Shop to Raise Funds for New School

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Vendors: Heather Devaney, Betsy Rice, Merrile Stroud and Michelle Viscomi

In late October, as the yellow jackets were finally dissipating because of cooler temperatures, Betsy Rice got a bee in her bonnet.

“I have met so many people lately who are pursuing passions, creating their dreams, stepping out of their comfort zones, and at the same time walking life with great purpose, stretching, and growing new muscles,” Betsy said. “Hearing their stories moved me to want more and to connect more.”

After doing some research, Betsy connected with “Beacon People,” a group of women in Birmingham, Ala., who joined forces to provide avenues for people to gather together with their talents and to support a philanthropy that is important to them, simultaneously. Twice a year, “Beacon People” coordinates Pop-Up Marketplaces through ambassadors like Betsy in order to showcase local goods and to raise funds for a purpose.

Joining forces with Betsy are her committee members Michelle Viscomi, Heather Devaney and Merrile Stroud, and together they are coordinating a “Beacon People Pop-Up” shopping experience on Saturday, December 9, in the Lookout Mountain School Skating Rink from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. This will be a great opportunity for the community to do some Christmas shopping close to home.

The majority of the registration fees from vendors will be donated in support of Chattanooga Preparatory School, an all-boys charter school in Chattanooga’s Highland Park area, which will welcome 60 sixth grade boys into its classrooms in the fall of 2018. Chattanooga Prep is the culmination of an initiative led by Ted and Kelly Alling with hopes of providing an excellent educational opportunity for youth in Chattanooga.

“We are providing a pop-up marketplace on Lookout as an effort to celebrate and connect community, and to show support for Chattanooga Prep, the boys and their bright futures,” Betsy adds with excitement. “It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved, and we hope that our community will come shop as we support better educational choices in Chattanooga.” Other Beacon People events are happening in Montgomery, Ala., Tupelo, Miss., Nashville and Chicago, and these efforts have even reached Italy.

Some of the vendors participating include: Carrie Kleban, Hayley Brook USA lounge pants and shorts; Romana and Marco Biscarini, Vibrant Meals; Jan Best, Jan’s Custom Candles; Meg Jacobs,Vivienne Walker clothing; Ali Vannoy, photography; Rachell Rice, Three Button Hand Me Down repurposed clothing; Emily Rice, art; Susanne Jones, Holland & Birch jewelry; Michelle Fountain, artist; Merrile Stroud, art/ornaments; Kathy Graham, boxwood wreaths/Christmas gifts; Adelaide Naumann, Divine Goods gift baskets; Michelle Viscomi, Treasured Toffee; Betsy Rice, encaustic art; Lauren J. Brown, “Behind The Pines” book signing; and Greyson Brown, The Pillow Bar, luxurious embroidered bedding, pillows and sleepwear.

For more information on the market, email betsyrice27@gmail.com. To learn more about Chattanooga Preparatory School, go to chattanoogaprep.com or search for the school on Facebook and Instagram.

Mountain Businesses Offering Holiday Specials

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Allen Gray and Cecilia Parks show off a delicious choco¬late cake at Market on the Mountain.

With November in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about all we have to do in the next couple of months, which is usually overwhelm¬ing. However, our wonderful businesses on the mountain save the day as usual, especially during the holidays.
As always, the Market in the Moun¬tain is cooking our holiday meals for us. Those wonderful folks are once again offering everything you need for your Thanksgiving dinner, including roasted turkeys, appetizers like ham rolls and shrimp cocktail, traditional side dishes, a variety of desserts, including a new amaretto pie, gravy and rolls, all à la carte. This is a very popular service, and it certainly does simplify our hectic holidays, and everything is delicious! The full menu can be found in the store or in their Mountain Mirror ad this month. You must order by Thursday, November 16, and you need to pick up your order by Wednesday, November 22, between 3 and 7 p.m.
Even if you don’t order anything, you still need to go to the market on November 22 just to smell those heavenly Thanksgiving smells! Remember everything is made from scratch, something you can certainly tell by the taste. I so appreciate the Market on the Mountain for always making our holidays better and easier. Remember, calories don’t count if you didn’t cook it! Call (423) 821-5150 for more information.
Café on the Corner won’t have turkeys on the menu, but it is offering options for an easy Thanksgiving breakfast. Just pop the cinnamon pecan sweet rolls or mushroom, cheese and spinach strata in the oven and you’re set. There are also delicious sides for your main course, as well as rolls and gravy. This year, there are 17 choices of sides, including savory Southern cornbread dressing, braised Brussels sprouts, butternut squash soup and more, which are sure to please everyone. Don’t forget des¬sert! Choices include triple chocolate Kahlua cake, pumpkin pie and more. Orders must be placed by November 17. You can call the Café at (423) 825- 5005 or email Ruth Oehmig at ruth.cafeonthecorner@gmail.com for more info. What a great holiday feast we are going to have with this many choices!
Laurelwood Garden Club's has extended the ordering deadline for mailbox and lamppost greenery to brighten up the season. Orders are due Friday. Funds raised support landscaping and environmental needs at Lookout Elementary, Fairyland School, and the Lookout Mountain Beautification Fund. Mailbox Decorations are $40. Contact Celeste Lindeman at (404) 803-0705 to order yours today.
Remember, the weekend after Thanksgiving will be wonderful for us, also. That’s the weekend that the Fairy¬land Pharmacy, Mountain Escape Spa and Yessick’s host their annual Christmas open houses. The spa and Yessick’s will have open house Thursday, November 30 through Saturday, December 2. The pharmacy invites you to pop in on that Saturday, December 2. They will all be offering discounts for our shopping, per¬fect for Christmas presents (or for ourselves). As usual, Fairyland Pharmacy will offer a 20 percent discount off your entire purchase, the spa will give 20 percent off facials, and Yessick’s is also offering 20 percent off your entire purchase.
This open house weekend is always a great kick off for the Christmas season, and I hope to see you there! Happy Holidays to all!

Covenant College presents "Man of La Mancha"

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This month Covenant College will be presenting "Man of La Mancha," the beloved musical that includes the well-known song "The Impossible Dream."
This is the first musical presented by the college in several years.

It was time to start doing musicals again, if for no other reason than to give some incredibly talented students a chance to do a musical before they graduate," said director Claire Slavovsky.

A loose adaptation of the well-known Spanish novel "Don Quixote" by Cervantes, the musical employs a play within a play where the prisoner Cervantes must defend himself from his fellow inmates while awaiting the Spanish Inquisition. His defense takes the form of a theatrical presentation of the story of Alonso Quijana who has gone mad, "laying down the melancholy burden of sanity…"
He transforms himself into Don Quixote, knight errant, and goes on misadventures with his trusty servant Sancho Panza. However misbegotten his plans are, Don Quixote in his well meant delusions seems to engage the hearts and fancies of those around him, including the beaten down Aldonza, whom he mistakenly adores as the lady, Dulcinea. Through Cervantes' obstinate desire to see beauty and wonder in the mundane and rotten, Don Quixote raises the question of whether it is madness to "seek treasure where there is only trash" and if "too much sanity may be madness."
"Man of La Mancha," written by Dale Wasserman, music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion, original production staged by Albert Marre, originally produced by Albert W. Selden and Hal James, plays in Covenant College's Sanderson Auditorium November 9-11 and 17 at 8 p.m., as well as on November 18 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors, students and staff. To reserve tickets or for more information, call the box office at (706) 419-1051 or email boxoffice@covenant.edu. Please note this show does contain brief depictions of violence against women and may not be suitable for all audiences.

Nominations Open for Lookout Mountain Sports Hall of Fame

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Lew Oehmig

The next Lookout Mountain Sports Hall of Fame induction will be held in the spring of 2018, when the HOF will induct its newest members. The inaugural hall of fame class was inducted in 1991 and included Zan Guerry, Bill Healy, Lew Oehmig, Betty Probasco, Nick Senter, Bill Spears and Roscoe Tanner.
Subsequent inductees include George Dickinson, National Football League alums Chip Healy and Bill Chipley, Cindy Kemp Battle, Betsy Caulkins Bookout, Roy Exum, Harry “Wig” Robinson, Paul Tessmann, Frank Willett and Mark Williamson, as well as Marilyn Voges Brown, Charlotte Grant, Alex Guerry Jr., Bob Klein Sr., Jack Lupton, Joe McGinness Sr., Hugh Morrow Sr., Teresa Lawrence Phillips, Buck Stamps and Dave Telford.

The selection committee will be glad to review worthy nominations. The guidelines for nominations are as follows: Nominee must be a current or past resident of Lookout Mountain. The nominee must have received recognition for achievement in sports as a participant, coach or administrator, with a focus on career accomplishment. Nominees must be selected by unanimous vote by the selection committee.
Please send nominations with resumes and supporting comments by December 1 to Rick Dockery at rickdockery@bellsouth.net.

Pickle Ball Comes to Lookout Mountain

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Pickleball is all the rage on Lookout, and just because the weather has changed doesn’t meant you have to wait until spring to play. Lee Frank is organizing an informal league at the LMS skating rink, where play takes place from 9:30 a.m. until noon on Wednesday and Friday, year round. The rink space is large enough to accommodate two pickleball courts, and since doubles are played, eight folks can play at one time.
“Allowing for rest between games, we can probably keep around 10 to 14 players fairly active with pickleball play,” Lee said, emphasizing that players need not come with a predetermined partner.

Part of the fun of pickleball is playing with different partners, so people should feel free to come either alone or as a couple.

Although there is no charge to play, regular players are encouraged to join the Lookout Mountain Pickleball Association at a cost of $30 annually per person; 100 percent of membership dues are used to cover the cost of pickleball equipment.
Lee and his wife, Laura, became interested in pickleball when their good friend Nancy Summers fell in love with the sport while she was visiting in Atlanta. They checked around Chattanooga to find a pickleball court and found one on the Northshore, soon falling in love with the sport themselves. Their next step was to start the LMPA. Lots of folks quickly learned the game, which doesn’t really require a lot of skill, but provides a lot of fun and exercise at the same time. Some of the regulars who play every Wednesday and Friday are Nancy and Gary Summers, Ronnie and David Moore, and Jan and Charlie McDonald. Other players in the group include Dowling King, Kim and Larry Kaye, Barbara and Bob Holt, Martha Griffin, and John Chartier.
Lee has a great sense of humor and says that laughter is definitely a part of this group, which combines socializing, fun, and exercise. This game sounds like a win-win all the way around, so what you waiting for? Go give it a try!

Community Day at Covenant this Saturday

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Come cheer for the Scots at Community Day at Covenant College. On Saturday,
October 14 the Covenant College Scots men’s soccer team will be playing Brevard
College (4:30pm) and the women’s volleyball team will be playing the LaGrange Panthers (4pm). The intramural field (next to the soccer field) will have multiple inflatables for children to climb and bounce on, as well as, complimentary snow cones and cotton-candy from 4:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Covenant’s volleyball team is currently undefeated in conference play and face two fierce conference foes: Piedmont is #2 (12 p.m.) in the conference, and LaGrange is #5 but managed to squeeze out a victory over the Scots in last year’s playoffs. It will be a big day for the Lady Scots.
So bring the whole family down to root for the Scots. There will be plenty of parking at Scotland Yard lot (soccer field) and the Ashe Gym parking lot. The whole community is invited! It promises to be a fun-filled event for everyone.

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