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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

My Inner City Green Heaven

By: Barbara S F Davis Each year 1500 volunteers trek to the garden near Western Avenue and News Sentinel Drive to help out with whatever is on the calendar for the day. “They don’t get stuck with all the weeding,” says Julianne O’Connell of Beardsley Community Farm. “When weeding is scheduled, staff is kneeling right

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

World Book Night 2014

Article and Photos by: Judy Blackstock On April 23, I joined thousands of people in the United States, England, Germany, and Ireland to give away 500,000 books. The occasion was World Book Night (WBN).   This exceptional...

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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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Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Suttree’s Knows the Gravity of the Situation

I had a feeling I would like Suttree’s High Gravity Tavern no matter how much it weighed. It turns out that high gravity refers to specialty craft beers that are nothing like mass produced light beers from...

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Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Feral Feline Friends of East Tennessee

Cultural Anthropologist Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Kristen Brown Gasnow and Diane Smith changed the world for...

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Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Charlotte Couture Launches Spring & Summer Fashions

Photography by Isbill Photography. Hair and Makeup by Southern Sirens. “Charlotte was my grandmother’s name. My business logo is a picture of my great grandmother circa 1920s. My other great grandmother created couture gowns for her family...

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Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Why I Photograph the Homeless

Article and Photos by: Holly Rainey Talking to people who live and work on the streets is easy because they normally initiate the conversation. I have been asked for money, food, and help in situations I know...

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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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Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Ajeet’s Khalsa’s Dancing Spider Yoga Training Workshop

**UPDATE** Since this article was published in January 2014, new dates, packages, and prices are now available. The next  training is at Buckeye Farm Retreat in Lenoir City on May 2, 3, 4. View schedule and register here Early bird registration through April 15...

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Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Troubled? Need to Talk? CONTACT is Here For Us

CONTACT Care Line (865) 584-4424 By: Barbara S F Davis Sobering statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health estimate that 1 in 4 U. S. adults suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year;...

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Thursday, December 19th, 2013

What’s so Funny, Knoxville?

By: Anna Rogers We are a tough crowd folks, on a good or a bad night. There is nowhere to hide behind a microphone, especially for a comedian. If you want to see live art in action –...

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Jodie’s Acupuncture Adventure

Local songbird Jodi Manross‘ 3-year relocation to New York City rewarded her with adventures, including: meeting her future husband,  an amazing Harlem apartment,  an Oscar winning next-door neighbor, a job at a tony medical spa, music gigs,...

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Anne Freels’ Handmade Corn Shuck Dolls & Herbal Soaps

By: Barbara S. F. Davis Anne Freels lives in a magical house, supporting herself making beauty by hand… At the top of a hill in Clinton with meadows and mountains as a backyard, artist Anne Freels‘ life is...

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Friday, November 15th, 2013

Preston Medical Library’s LITERARY ROUNDS: Where Medicine Mingles with the Muse

Being on the verge of a New Year, our thoughts often turn to resolutions for a healthier lifestyle. In our quest for information, an often overlooked local resource is the Preston Medical Library. According to the library’s...

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