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Ask a Local: Jason Bowers

Tell us about yourself. I’m the owner of The Bitter Alibi and The Daily Ration in Chattanooga. I’ve been here 16 years...with a wife, a kid and roots so deep it would be impossible to leave. What are some of your favorite fall and/or winter meals? I can be a basic guy when it comes to the warm…

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Ask a Local: The Chattanooga Elf

Who is the Chattanooga Elf and how did you end up in Chattanooga? I became an official Elf in December of 2017. I asked Papa Elf to assign me to Chattanooga because of the people, the southern hospitality, and the sweet tea. I’m here, trying to make people smile by spreading Christmas cheer…

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Ask a Local: Kasey Swindell

Tell us about yourself. I am the Director of Sales at Moxy Chattanooga which brought me to the Scenic City. I am on the board for the Ridgedale Community Association where I live with my Schnauzer-poodle Rudy. We moved to Chattanooga in April of 2018, and it instantly felt like home! What are your…

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Ask a Local: K9 Gunther

What do you do for work? I am the only Vapor Wake K9 who works with the Chattanooga Police Department. As a Vapor Wake dog, I’m specially trained to detect 20-plus explosives odors when they are in motion or in a static environment. I provide ongoing and randomized K9 sweeps of various venues and…

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Ask a Local: Burt Casey

Owner of Fountainhead Taproom ( a self-pour beer & wine bar) Tell us about yourself. I grew up in Virginia but lived in Chicago for the past 14 years. I also lived in Vienna, Austria for a couple of years, and that’s really where I fell in love with beer. My family and I moved to Chattanooga in…

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Ask a Local: Efren Ormaza

Tell us about yourself. My love for racing cars has been with me all my life. The first incursions in the sport happened in Ecuador in 1988. I moved to Chattanooga with my wife and two small children back in 1992. I had to pause the racing for a few years while settling down. Shortly after opening…

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Ask a Local: Tammy Tanyell

Who do you perform with? The Malemen Show Band Tell us more about you. I was born in Alexandria, Virginia, and raised in Chattanooga. I started my singing career at the World’s Church of the Living God. I grew up performing in local theaters, ballets, and commercials. I’m now raising my son here…

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Ask a Local: Shawanna Kendrick

Tell us about yourself: I’m the director of community engagement for the District Attorney General’s Office by day. By night, I’m the founder/owner of The H2O Life. It’s a business created for the purpose of providing guidance and resources to facilitate natural and spiritual healing in outdoor…

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