The O’Connor Senior Center Painters present Breaking Ground: What You Want to See

O’Connor Senior Center Painters present a new exhibition of more than 40 watercolors, oils, and acrylics entitled “Breaking Ground – What You Want to See” featuring more than ten artists.   Each Wednesday, the O’Connor Painters meet at the O’Connor Senior Center to learn, work, and share under the tutelage of local artist Ann Birdwell, who teaches […]

January is National Blood Donor Month!

Since 1969, January has been declared National Blood Donor Month due to the extra need for blood and platelets this time of year. The inclement weather during the winter months often results in cancelled blood drives and seasonal illnesses may prevent people from donating. MEDIC Regional Blood Center needs 275 blood products daily for cancer […]

NKBPA meets tomorrow

The first NKBPA meeting of 2017 will be on January 13 at BESCO, 1800 N Central St, Knoxville, TN 37917. Newly-elected president George Bove says this meeting will start the new year off right for businesses in the 37917 area. The program will be a presentation of the latest Broadway Corridor Enhancement Plan by Leslie Fawaz, AIA, Studio Director, […]

Alexander Introduces Legislation to Take Next Step in Preserving President Polk’s Home as a “National Treasure”

Alexander Introduces Legislation to Take Next Step in Preserving President Polk’s Home as a “National Treasure”

Says failing to include the former president’s home in the National Park System would be a “glaring omission” “Wouldn’t it be more appropriate for the presidential home of the president who created the Department of Interior, the home of the National Park Service, to be managed by the National Park Service? I sure think so.” […]

Public meeting on the City of Knoxville’s Community Development Department’s 2017 Annual Action Plan tonight

Public meeting on the City of Knoxville’s Community Development Department’s 2017 Annual Action Plan tonight

When: 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017   Where: John T. O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St.   Who: Community Development staff, neighborhood leaders and other stakeholders   The City of Knoxville Department of Community Development will present information and updates pertaining to its Five-Year Consolidated Plan established in 2015 to focus on strengthening […]

Tennessee awarded $2 million to implement locally driven initiatives to increase career readiness for students

  NASHVILLE—Today, state leaders announced that Tennessee has been named as one of 10 states to receive a $2 million grant to build on locally led initiatives that will strengthen and expand education-to-career learning pathways for Tennessee’s students. The grant is through the New Skills for Youth program, which is supported by the Council of […]

Lyrics & Lore Weekend

The Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival and The International Storytelling Center are joining together at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort Jan. 26-29, 2017 to bring the public a ‘hands on’ weekend of Lyrics and Lore with #1 Hit Songwriters and International Storytellers.  The public is encouraged to bring their families and participate in two free workshops during the […]

McNally elected Lt. Governor, Speaker of the Senate

The State Senate today elected Sen. Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) as Tennessee’s 87th Speaker of the Senate. The Senate’s 33 senators met at noon on the first organizational day of the 110th General Assembly to elect their speaker. By statute, Speaker of the Senate of Tennessee holds the title of Lieutenant Governor.   After his […]

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