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Friday, June 19th, 2015

Drag Pageants in Tennessee: A Long and Glittery Tradition

by: Kelly Robinson A recent Sunday night at Club XYZ on Central Street was a special one for the club. In fact, it was a pretty special week, the club having just celebrated its 10th anniversary the night before. The crowd was larger than usual for a Sunday, but no one wanted to miss the

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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

WDWRK Finalist in Martha Stewart Design Contest

Just over a year ago, craftsman and graphic artist, Rob Laliberte turned his Old North Knoxville carriage house into a wood working shop. Using only hand tools and a small saw, he whittled away enjoyable hours crafting...

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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

I am a Teenage Sexual Health Advocate

Some high school students cannot read Arthur Miller’s The Crucible without giggling over Tituba’s name. Female students are not allowed to carry purses at school and are told to “be discreet” when handling feminine hygiene products when...

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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Getting the Last Laugh in Africa

By: Judy S. Blackstock “Hyenas aren’t sexy,” says Dee White, from her charming Holston Hills cottage. White, close to retiring after over 25 years as a social worker and Coordinator of New Born Screening in the Genetics...

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Monday, September 1st, 2014

The Unlimited Universe of a Lady Trucker

By: Carole Ann Borges “She’s what? You have to be kidding?!” That was my first reaction when I heard that my friend Dona Omanoff was now driving a big-rig cross-country for a living. The last time I...

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Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Health Journey: Overcoming Four Cancers

By: Carole Ann Borges When Linda Hill talks about her fight to survive the simultaneous attack of four different cancers on her normally robust body, her arms fly away from her sides. One fist pounds against the...

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Friday, May 16th, 2014

Borderland Tees – Where Commerce & Altruism Meet

By: Doug Romig Photos by: Buck Kahler When you enter Borderland Tees in South Knoxville, take all of your expectations and leave them at the curb. This Sevier Avenue community ministry has created something that goes beyond...

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Health Journey: My Celiac Story

By: Suzanne Johnson Let’s Talk About PoopLike many stories, this one starts at the end—my rear end to be exact. Back in the spring of 2006 I would have called it “irregularity” or another polite euphemism. That’s...

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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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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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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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