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Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Get Rid of Your Rust

By: Steve Esposito Recently I looked around online to see if there is anything new out there for removing rust from automobile parts. Turns out, there is not much new that is useful, and plenty of bad information. First, one needs to understand that steel and iron oxidization is indeed a natural chemical process and

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Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Get Ready for the Jane Austen Ball with English Country Dancing

Never mind Ms. Austen’s characters’ obsession with money, manners, and marriage. What really matters about the Regency era is handsome clothing and English Country Dancing. It’s okay to hate on Jane Austen and still have a good time at...

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Monday, February 17th, 2014

Comrade, Come Out & Play

Charlie Rhodarmer is an extreme historic reenactor. Camping in below freezing temperatures while pretending to be on the WWII Russian front is a working vacation for him. Rhodarmer says, “We go up into the trench works, build...

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Monday, February 17th, 2014

We be Flow Jammin’

On a mid-winter’s Saturday night, the inside of Broadway Arts Academy is festive and cozy with glowing Christmas lights and a kaleidoscope  of colors radiating from LED-hula hoops. Classic rock is blasting from the sound system. What’s...

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Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Volunteering at Horse Haven & UT Hospice

By: Barbara S F Davis Joyce Richman did not set out to become an iconic volunteer. But she is. A former TV producer, she moved to Knoxville 18 years ago at the invitation of Home & Garden...

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Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Faerie World Fanatic

will either accept you as a part of their world, or they won’t. It’s up to them. – Betty Ballentine “I like Faery because I grew up loving fantasy,” says Glenda Jordan, a recent University of...

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Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Why Laura Jones of River Sports is a Local Hero

When serendipity and compassion meet – amazing things can happen. Laura Jones, a general manager and buyer at River Sports Outfitters, is a stellar outdoorswoman who frequently leads the store’s kayaking and stand-up paddling excursions at lakes...

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Monday, September 30th, 2013

On Being a Woman Warrior

By: Kim Mason/Sunday School Slammer Becoming a roller girl has been a transformative experience – and one that not everyone understands. Maybe it’s because so many people remember the roller derby of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s....

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Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Do-It-Yourself Garden Shed

Debbie and Joe Kronick recently built a garden shed/play house out of recycled materials on their land in Mascot, TN. “This idea started out because I wanted a primitive-looking building on our property,” says Debbie Kronick. What looks...

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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Senior Citizens Rock with SilverSneakers

by Carole Ann Borges Today’s seniors rock, but not while sitting in old wooden porch chairs. Today’s seniors are getting up, getting out, and getting fit. Anna Patterson, a brown haired woman with a big smile arrives...

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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

The Art of Augmented Reality

by: Buck Kahler Cover photo by: Kenn Brown In the ‘90s we were promised Virtual Reality – a completely immersive sensory experience that would take place in “cyberspace.” Fast forward twenty years and the nausea-inducing Oculus Rift...

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Monday, July 1st, 2013

New Brakes, a Marriage Proposal & a Farmers’ Market

By: Judy S. Blackstock My day didn’t start out that way; it just evolved. A need for new brakes on my Honda took me to Auto Technicians located at 523 N. Gay Street last Wednesday. Owner Judy...

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Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Urban Guerrilla Gardening

“Gardening is my graffiti!” – Ron Finley The reason this urban garden is an experiment is because it was planted on private property without the owner’s knowledge or permission. R. Bentley Marlow is the urban guerrilla gardener. Marlow...

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Saturday, June 1st, 2013

KnoxZine Confidential: Erotica Writing Class

By: Kelly Robinson On a Saturday afternoon, just a few hours before I had to be at work, I found myself climbing the narrow stairs leading up to belly dancing studio. I was about to take a...

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

“Q” the Pig! A BBQ Production

“I want meat! I’m not a fruit bat!” – Lewis Black “Q” the Pig!, a Knoxville competitive barbeque team, recently completed its 5th competition with the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS). Because team leaders David McCauley and...

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