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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 curling at the Ice Chalet. During the 2014 Winter Olympics, the Ice Chalet will be offering Learn to

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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, January 16th, 2014

Excerpts from “A Day in the Life of a Lady Salesman”

Diana Amann Cruze’s memoir, A Day in the Life of a Lady Salesman, is an amusing look at this Knoxville native’s 32 years spent blazing a trail through the Appalachian mountains as one of the region’s first...

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Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Hungry to be Acknowledged: A Welfare Mom Speaks Out

By: Ali Blair “My husband had just gotten out of inpatient rehab for opioid addiction, and he went right back to using drugs. Rehab was the last straw for me in the marriage. I moved into subsidized...

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Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Seniors Busting Stereotypes One Play at a Time

By: KnoxZine Photos by Judy S. Blackstock (except where noted) When the Silver Stage Players were invited to help create a drama club at a senior center in Athens, TN, they were told, “Seniors can’t memorize lines.” Silver Stage...

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Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Alexia Pantanizopoulos’ Beginner’s Guide to L’Opera

By Alexia Pantanizopoulos How to Grow an Opera Fan I have loved Opera from a very early age.  I was around 8 or 9 years old when I was first introduced to it by my parents. They...

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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

EXCERPT: The Hannaria Series: Out of the Gray

The Hannaria Series is for sale on Amazon.com. Introduction by Rica Miller  When I was five years old, my adoptive mother told me fairy tales to help me fall asleep. In them, who was right and wrong...

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Local Sci-Fi Novelist Shares Writing and Self Publishing Advice

Science fiction novelist Patricia Gilliam’s childhood fascination with the NASA space program and The Twilight Zone  television series has served her well. “When I was 13 years old, The Twilight Zone amazed me because it presented a...

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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

UNDOCUMENTED: An Immigrant in Knoxville

Illustrations by: Tyler Earles This story was told via telephone interview to Debra Dylan of KnoxZine. Some details have been changed to protect the speaker’s identity.  When I was small my mother and I left my birthplace,...

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