Solid waste management facility to reopen today

The City of Knoxville’s Solid Waste Management Facility will reopen at 8 a.m. tomorrow, March 17, after a fire in one of its garbage pits Thursday night. City crews have been on site today cleaning and assessing the damage from the fire.   The facility, located at 1033 Elm St., will operate as usual on […]

April Events Introduce Living Creatively with Parkinson’s Disease

The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present a new project, presentation, and exhibition entitled “Living Creatively with Parkinson’s Disease”, which introduce recent research demonstrating definitively that Parkinson’s disease, coupled with intake of dopamine-based medication, is causing some people to be more creative. The project is designed by Knoxville architect David Denton and sponsored […]

This Week’s Tennessee Tourism Round Up

You don’t need the luck of the Irish to find a unique celebration this St. Patrick’s Day. Here’s what’s going on across Tennessee this week to inspire you to get out and enjoy a taste of spring. For a complete list of events, visit Ongoing Pigeon Forge – The entire month of March is […]

Dogwood Arts Highlighting Our Region’s Natural Beauty

The mission of Dogwood Arts is to promote and celebrate our region’s art, culture, and natural beauty. Dogwood Arts is excited to kick-off our spring celebration with an event that will highlight the natural beauty component of our mission.  This event is open to the public with a $5 suggested on-site donation. Parking is available […]

UT Arboretum Society offers monthly hike on St. Patrick’s Day

Grab your shillelagh and come walk at the Arboretum   The UT Arboretum Society’s monthly hike for March will be held March 17th at the UT Arboretum, 9:00 a.m.  Before the celebrations begin, come and enjoy some fresh air and exercise on this St. Patrick’s Day hike.   The weather is starting to get warmer […]


This spring, Tennessee volunteers will aid in the maintenance and restoration of numerous sites as part of Park Day, the Civil War Trust’s annual hands-on preservation event. On April 7, 2018, thousands of volunteers across the country will participate as Park Day celebrates its largest year ever with 160 historic sites in 32 states and […]


By Dr. Jim Ferguson These days, the prospect of spring is tantalizing. This time every year I’m glad to see February exit and begin to embrace the promise of winter’s end. Knoxville is fortunate to have four seasons. About the time we are sick of the heat of summer we have a wonderful fall; and […]

Dealing with the rain

By Joe Rector   At some point in January, the local weather forecaster on one station declared that Tennessee was experiencing a drought. I hope that after the last month he will now declare we’re caught up on the needed rainfall. Downpours have made yards soggy and floors muddy. Most of us are over it […]

Stars Shine on Spokane

  By Ralphine Major The signs were all pointing toward spring—daffodils, warm weather, Easter—when the world seems to take on a new look of growth and vibrancy.  But, Mother Nature unleashed another blast of winter sending much of the country into a frenzy of power outages and slick streets.  Images of the devastating havoc the […]