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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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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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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

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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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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Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Teddy Bears for Zeke

The Brittany and Zeke Foundation, along with KnoxZine, is collecting new teddy bears to distribute to children in area hospitals during Christmas. Bears need to be collected by December 11. If you have a bear to donate...

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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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Thursday, October 17th, 2013

The Art of Halloween with Bran Rogers

Cover photo: B. Pittman “Halloween is my biggest interest. Using Halloween makes it easier to bleed my way into other areas of art,” says Bran Rogers. Rogers credits his mother’s Halloween drawings during his Kindergarten days for...

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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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Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Secrets of a CEO: Mark Nelson Denim

Being the CEO of a new fashion design business is not limited to sexy models, runways, and catalog photo shoots. It’s a risky business-and the models need to get paid! “It’s exciting and overwhelming,” says Knoxville native...

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Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Food Truck Follower, Pt. 1

Knoxville is finally on the food truck bandwagon. Each truck has a unique style and menu. Patrons enjoy the variety of choices, quick service, and the convenience of outdoor dining. Last week, just ripe , an independently...

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

The Gem off of Clinton Highway

Clinton Highway has a long reputation of being the armpit of Knoxville, Tennessee. This peculiar patch of Northwest Knoxville has always been a bit bedraggled and somewhat dangerous–its roads and some of its people. It was on...

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Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Support “The Amplifier” Street Newspaper

The Running with Hope 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run seems to slip through the cleavage of the Susan B. Koman Race for the Cure and the Buddy’s Race Against Cancer, yet this smaller run/walk event supports...

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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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