Jazz & Spirituals Coming to Hot Summer Nights Concerts at Library 

By Joan VanSickle Sloan MARYVILLE, TN- Longtime friends and performing duo, Wendel Werner and Alan Eleazer, will combine their considerable musical talents to present a piano/vocal concert of jazz and sacred music at the Blount County Public Library on Thursday, August 11, at 7 p.m. The concert is sponsored by the Blount County Friends of […]

Marketing Workshop Announced for Local Writers

  Publishing marketer Caitlin Hamilton Summie will lead a Knoxville Writers’ Guild (KWG) sponsored workshop “Marketing for Small Press Authors and the Self-Published” on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 1-3 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church. Hamilton Summie will speak to writers about the basics of creating a marketing plan for their works. Other topics will […]

Mommy & Me is just all that…

Mommy & Me is just all that…

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Miki Johnson was busy preparing flowers for a large wedding last week when her daughter and daughter in-law arrived at Mommy & Me. All three work there and even Miki’s mom, June Lay, is involved. June was out delivering for the shop when Jessica Johnson, Miki’s daughter in-law, and Candice Foster, […]

The New Deal’s Curmudgeon: Harold L. Ickes, Secretary of the Interior, Part 2

The New Deal’s Curmudgeon: Harold L. Ickes, Secretary of the Interior, Part 2

By Ray Hill In 1943, while still a member of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Cabinet, Harold L. Ickes wrote his autobiography.  Aptly entitled “Autobiography of a Curmudgeon,” Ickes immediately said, “If, in these pages, I have hurled an insult at anyone, be it known that such was my deliberate intent, and I may as well […]

The Chalk Board for August 8. 2016

The Chalk Board for August 8. 2016

By Sally Absher Welcome Back Students! A hearty “Welcome back” to Knox County students and their families! We hope you (or your parents) will make a habit of reading the Chalk Board column in the weekly Knoxville Focus paper – either the print version that comes out on Mondays, or the online version available at […]

What you don’t know about Chilhowee Park

What you don’t know about Chilhowee Park

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Chilhowee Park is the region’s often underutilized premier outdoor event park. The park and the neighborhoods that surround it are known by most Knox County residents but how much do you really know about it? What is now Chilhowee Park was, before the Civil War, part of two large farms. The […]

Smile after smile, Family Truckster is rolling again

Smile after smile, Family Truckster is rolling again

By Steve Williams It’s not too late for a Summer Vacation trip. In fact, the way CARE 365 founder Dave Moore sees it, a ride in the Family Truckster may be just what many Americans need after recent disturbing events. Moore has converted the Truckster’s Christmas Vacation look this past winter to Summer Vacation style. […]

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