South-Doyle Middle presenting ‘Shrek the Musical’

South-Doyle Middle presenting ‘Shrek the Musical’

South-Doyle Middle Cherokee Singers will be presenting “Shrek the Musical March 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. at the SDMS Auditorium. The performance is based on the Dreamworks Animation Motion Picture & the book by William Steig.  Book & Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. Music by Jeanine Tesori   Admission: Adults $5 School-age kids/students: $3 Souvenir […]

Professional Trailbuilders Conference brings new Legacy Trail, economic impact, added prestige to Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness

Professional Trailbuilders Conference brings new Legacy Trail, economic impact, added prestige to Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness

This week, Knoxville is hosting a week-long national conference – the Sustainable Trails Conference – for the Professional TrailBuilders Association. The conference offers trail professionals the opportunity to build skills, discover the best tools and techniques available in the industry, and network with others.   To be selected as a hosting site for the conference […]

City Hosting Lifeguard Training Courses

The City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department will host spring season American Red Cross lifeguard training courses, with the first full course taking place this week. Participants must be 15 years old by the end class. Successful completion of the training will increase the potential of being hired by the City for summer lifeguard […]

Winning Messages of TDOT’s Overhead Sign Message Contest

Thousands of Votes Cast Thanks to enormous public participation, five winning messages have been selected from the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s recent Dynamic Message Sign Contest. Nearly 3,000 message entries were submitted and more than 3,700 votes were cast for the 15 messages selected as finalists. The messages covered issues such as distracted driving, seatbelt […]

Eagles, Silver Beavers, Senator Alexander

Eagles, Silver Beavers, Senator Alexander

Scout Event Honors Senator With Council’s Highest Alumni Honor Distinguished Eagle Scout Senator Lamar Alexander was given the first Council Alumnus of the Year Award at a banquet held last Friday at Rothschild’s. This is the National Scouting Alumni Association’s highest council recognition. The award was established to recognize alumni of the Boy Scouts of […]

City, Keep Knoxville Beautiful providing free kits for graffiti removal

The City of Knoxville has partnered with Keep Knoxville Beautiful to provide free graffiti removal kits to residents and business owners who experience graffiti damage.   “Nobody wants to have to clean up and pay for something that they didn’t do,” said Chad Weth, Public Service Director. “We’re hoping that providing these kits will help […]

Enjoy a free short stack of pancakes to benefit Children’s Hospital

Enjoy a free short stack of pancakes to benefit Children’s Hospital

Get a free short stack of delicious IHOP pancakes through 7 p.m. tonight, and benefit Children’s Hospital. In return for the free pancakes, guests will be asked to consider leaving a donation for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. All donations made at local, participating, IHOP restaurants will stay in your community, benefiting East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. […]

Dolly Parton to be honored during Mountain Soul Vocal Competition

Dolly Parton to be honored during Mountain Soul Vocal Competition

Vocalists from around the world will converge on Dolly Parton’s hometown of Sevierville, Tenn. this spring to compete in the annual Mountain Soul Vocal Competition, honoring the songwriting of the country music legend. The event will feature contestants singing songs written by Dolly Parton in their own style (country, rock, rap, bluegrass, etc.). Contestants may […]

Keep Knoxville Beautiful Announces Beautification Award winners, Community of the Year

On March 1 at the 34th Orchids Awards Dinner, Keep Knoxville Beautiful announced the winners of the annual Orchids beautification awards. The categories and winners are: New Architecture: Contemporary Women’s Health Redesign/Reuse: Oakwood Senior Living Center and White Lily Flats Restaurant/Cafe/Bar/Brewery: Babalu Public Art Project: Bringing Tap Back Water Refill Stations Outdoor Space: Sansom Sports […]