Zoo Knoxville Hosts Pokémon Play Day Saturday Afternoon

Zoo Knoxville is hosting Pokémon Play Day on Saturday, August 27 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Specially-priced $10 tickets are available with advanced purchase online.   From 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., lures will be set up throughout the park to attract more Pokémon to the zoo’s 15 Pokéstops.  Guests can also create a Pikachu-themed […]

Knoxville Fire Department cutting response time

Knoxville Fire Department cutting response time

Knoxville Fire Department performs rapid deployment and hydrostream response during a boat drill last Wednesday. Utilizing the new boat dock location championed by Mayor Rogero and approved by City Council, the KFD has reduced the response time to river calls from 25 to 10 minutes. Photo by Dan Andrews.

6 public events in 6 days: anticipate several downtown street closures

Starting today and extending into next week, anticipate a mix of fun special events but also some temporary street closures throughout downtown Knoxville.   Over six days, downtown will host a music festival, two farmers’ markets, rappelling down a 12-story building, an Asian cultural festival and the re-lighting of the Tennessee Theatre’s iconic marquee and […]

Woods and Wildlife Field Day for Urban Environments

An Event for Those Interested in Making the Most of Their Urban Forests OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will host a Woods and Wildlife Field Day on Friday, October 14, 2016, at the UT Arboretum, but the annual event has a twist this year. This year’s event is devoted […]

Mountain Education by Robin Goddard Next Appalachian Studies program to be at Blount County Public Library

Mountain Education by Robin Goddard Next Appalachian Studies program  to be at Blount County Public Library

MARYVILLE, TN (August 22, 2016)   “Mountain Education” will be the next presentation in the Southern Appalachian Studies Series at the Blount County Public Library. Discover why the early settlers’ view of education was surprisingly different from that of people today.   “Southern Appalachia Studies Series: Mountain Education” will be presented by Robin Goddard on Monday, […]

South Knox County area added to mosquito spray schedule

 The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus (WNV) in Culex mosquitoes in South Knox County. Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will spray for mosquitoes in this area on Thursday, Aug. 25 between 9 p.m. and midnight, weather permitting, to reduce […]

New York artist David Barnett to exhibit at Schwarzbart Gallery

Represents gallery’s first installation from outside the Knoxville area   KNOXVILLE, TN – This past January, the Knoxville Jewish Alliance (KJA) launched a campaign to update and improve its Arnstein Jewish Community Center (AJCC) facility, the organization’s operational and programming hub. The anchor of the first phase of these updates was the Schwarzbart Gallery, a […]

UT’s Precious Prints Project Now Serves All Major Hospital Systems in Knox County

Physician’s Regional Medical Center, part of the Tennova Health Care System in Knoxville, is the latest hospital to partner with the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to provide the Precious Prints Project to grieving families. The student-led project provides silver fingerprint charms to families who have experienced the loss of a […]

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