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Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

The Air Compressor Primer

By: Steve Esposito One machine that improves the usefulness of any home or garden shop is the humble air compressor.  If you have only one vehicle with pneumatic tires, an air compressor’s value is returned in spades just keeping your tires properly inflated.  Especially these days, where finding a filling station that has an air

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Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Olympic Learn to Curl Classes at the Ice Chalet

I think most of us looked on with disbelief the first time we watched curling on the  Winter Olympics. The broom sweeping seemed odd. It still seems odd to me, even after taking an introductory course in...

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Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Better Yurts & Gardens

Video and Photos by: Buck Kahler Article by: Barbara S F Davis Jeanne Lane has built an authentic retreat facility on her 20 acres in Lenoir City. No hotel conference rooms, no fluorescent lighting, plastic palms or...

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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, January 16th, 2014

Picking the Right Homesteading Truck

By: Steve Esposito In our modern world of specialized tools, I always enjoy discovering the old ways of multipurpose/multi task machinery.  The humble pickup truck is one of my favorites. Old footage of farmers on PBS shows...

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Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Crazy, Sexy, Hardcourt Bike Polo

Cover photo: Photography By Erick I wondered if watching Knoxville Hardcourt Bike Polo‘s Polloween Tournament would be like watching the movie 300. Only King Leonidas would be on a bike screaming, “This is Spartaaaaaaa! Tonight we dine...

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Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

HARDCORE HOMESTEADER

Jake Livesay was an unusual Texas teenager. Long before modern homesteading and self-sufficiency became trendy, he recognized a void between the food he ate and a lack of knowledge about where his food came from. After reading...

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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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Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Backbone Rock, Home to the World’s Shortest Tunnel

by: Judy S. Blackstock Just two and a half hours north of Knoxville lies the shortest tunnel in the world. Backbone Rock tunnel, located five miles outside of Damascus, Virginia, measures only twenty feet wide. This unusual...

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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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Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Winged Elm Farm: From Fledgling to Fabulous

Fifteen years ago, when Brian Miller and Cindy Tanner moved from Old North Knoxville to the fledgling 70-acre Winged Elm Farm in Philadelphia, TN, the only experience they had in rural living was Cindy’s minor in Animal...

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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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Monday, July 1st, 2013

Want to Play Vintage Base Ball in Knoxville?

Today’s Vintage Base Ball (it was two words prior to the 1880s) is usually played with rules from the early 1860s. Thankfully the modern version of vintage base ball does not discriminate against gender or race. According...

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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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Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

“It Started Like Hell and Ended Like Heaven”

Jonathan Nicolosi’s Evolution on the  Camino de Santiago & the Camino Ferristerre in Spain “We’re all just walking each other home.” – Ram Dass Inspired by the movie The Way, Knoxvillian Jonathan Nicolosi quickly began preparing for...

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