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Friday, January 15th, 2016

Long Distance Hiking Earworms

By: Debra Dylan When we went hiking with llamas, our guide told us about his miserable and unsuccessful attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail. Adding to his low self-esteem was a group of hikers who kept singing Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” as “We’re Not Gonna Make It.” There is a brief scene

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Greg Miller & the Paracyclists

In 2008, Greg Miller was burned out after decades of elite cycling and racing. “I was sick of it. I bought a race car and I thought that’s what I was going to do.” Before he could...

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Friday, October 2nd, 2015

“THE CLIMB” film trailer

The first time I heard about Carly Pearson was at Catalyst Sports’ monthly adaptive climbing event at River Sports Outfitters. I was there to interview a Catalyst volunteer. People kept asking me, “Have you met Carly?” Carly...

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Thursday, September 10th, 2015

The Gnarly Gnome

By: Debra Dylan Peter Pan’s Lost Boys could find a perfect hideaway at Mike’s Daylilies in Powell, Tennessee. We Plot By Moonlight The otherworldly front yard was “dug out by hand with a clay pick,” says Timmy...

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Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Appalachian Trail Tales

By: Joanna Henning with Debra Dylan Barbara Allen has been a hiker and backpacker for 30 years. She says, “I have been fortunate to experience many beautiful and exciting places in this country and in foreign countries.”...

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Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

UTK Quidditch Club Boot Camp Video

After a year of preparation, the University of Tennessee’s Time Turners Quidditch team begins its first season this fall. As part of the Southern Region of Quidditch teams, the Time Turners will be playing against teams from...

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Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Gardening on the Side of Love

By: Barbara S F Davis TVUUC, the church at 2931 Kingston Pike, is a certified Green Sanctuary. “And not just the interior,” said Barbara Lamm, standing on the hill behind the graceful buildings. This contemporary religious community...

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Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Smoky Mountain Llamas

After walking three miles with Smoky Mountain Llamas, I am now obsessed with llamas. Smoky Mountain Llamas, offers several llama treks on its Cosby, Tennessee, farm, and in the surrounding area. We chose the paved North Ridge...

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Monday, May 19th, 2014

Knoxville Disc Golf Association Ain’t Scared of Precipitation

Video by: Buck Kahler As frequent visitors to Victor Ashe Park, we’ve seen disc golf players out in all kinds of weather – including strong wind. Nothing stops them. Curious to learn more about this strange addiction,...

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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...

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

The Wonders of Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center

By: Doug Romig As I was driving out to Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center, there were a few times I was certain I was lost. Narrow Ridge is located in a beautiful and remote part of Grainger...

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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Knox Pallet House at Rhythm N’ Blooms

R. Bentley Marlow and a group of volunteers have built a house from pallets and plywood. The material was donated by local businesses as industrial waste. The structure is based on plans by I-Beam Design as a...

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Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Surfing the Dance Wave

By: Doug Romig It was a Sunday morning and we were going to dance. It was an unusual concept for me. When I walked into the Broadway Academy of Performing Arts, I had no idea what to...

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Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Hard Knox Roller Girl Tries SCUBA

By: Kim Mason Let’s talk about bucket lists. People laugh at the term, but let’s face it, it’s an easy way to say, “That’s something I’ve always wanted to do.” Bucket Lists often involve overcoming fear. My...

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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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