Knoxville encourages youth with Play Ball initiative

Knoxville encourages youth with Play Ball initiative

By Ken Lay Major League Baseball officially returned on April 4 and Knoxville City Mayor Madeline Rogero celebrated by announcing her affiliation with the US Conference of Mayors and Major League Baseball’s Play Ball initiative. Rogero held a press conference at Market Square. After she addressed the media, she played a little pickup whiffle ball […]

Lassie

Lassie

By Ray Hill It is quite likely there is hardly anyone who grew up in the 1940s, 1950s, and early 1960s who cannot fondly recall the adventures of a particular collie named Lassie.  Most of us marveled at Lassie’s intelligence and bravery and her unending devotion to her owner.   Our hearts skipped a beat when […]

Knoxville breaks ground on Old City Gardens

Knoxville breaks ground on Old City Gardens

By Ken Lay Randy Boyd always wanted to give city residents an opportunity to grow flowers or vegetables and enjoy the pleasures of gardening and he made it happen. The City of Knoxville recently broke ground on the Old City Gardens, which are scheduled to open later this spring. Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and City […]

Harmony and Hymns

Harmony and Hymns

By Ralphine Major The new gospel singing group that Walter Maples helped to start in 2004 needed a name. They were all choir members, but no longer all members of the late Charlie Hatchett’s department. Thus, the inspirational group “The Old Time Singers” or TOTS was formed. TOTS originally began with Dorothy Johnson, soprano; Mary […]

Fifty Years for the Steelys

Fifty Years for the Steelys

Mike and Lettie Steely celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary April 1st in Washington, D.C., where they lived during the first years of their marriage. The Steelys have two adult sons, Michael Howard and Burton Ross, two grandchildren, Bethe and Gage, and two step-grandchildren, Julia and Sean. Mike, a writer for The Knoxville Focus, was a […]

MUSIC, CULTURE AND BARBECUE AROMA IN THIS WEEK’S TENNESSEE TOURISM ROUND UP

Tennessee’s upcoming tourism news is consolidated for your convenience below. For a complete list of Tennessee events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar. Ongoing Knoxville – Visual and performing arts, outdoor adventures and vendors celebrate spring during the Dogwood Arts Festival through the end of April in downtown Knoxville. Nashville – First Thursday Nights in the Garden take place […]

America’s Navy Comes Home to Knoxville April 11-17

 By Lt. Javan Rasnake Director, Knoxville Navy Week   After seven years, Knoxville will again host a Navy Week celebration from April 11-17th. Navy Week recognizes the sailors who serve our country and the communities that support them. Through a series of events including a Navy Week proclamation from Mayor Rogero on Market Square, a […]

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