Visiting Jefferson’s Monticello

Visiting Jefferson’s Monticello

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Got a nickel? Yes, that’s Thomas Jefferson on the front but what most people think is the U.S. Capitol Building on the coin’s back is actually Jefferson’s home in Virginia, Monticello.  What a home it is, indeed. Just about 8 hours from Knoxville by way of Interstate 81 and a bit […]

First of six Go Vote! Knoxville public meetings tomorrow

  Voters in the Aug. 29 primary and Nov. 7 general election will be electing five new City Council members – a majority of the seats on the nine-member Council. Mayor Rogero and members of the current City Council are encouraging voters to get to know the candidates and their issues, engage in the election […]

The Wizard of Oz – Young Performers Edition at Children’s Theatre

Knoxville Children’s Theatre, in partnership with The Ritchie Company, will present the Young Performers’ Edition of “The Wizard of Oz,” based on the classic book by L. Frank Baum and the classic motion picture owned by Turner Entertainment and distributed by Warner Bros.   The live stage play will be performed July 14 – 30, […]

Information Fair at Beck Cultural Center tomorrow

Knoxville Community Step Up and the Beck Cultural Exchange Center are sponsoring a “Community Connection Information Resources” Fair from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, July 8, at the Beck Center, 1927 Dandridge Avenue.   Approximately 20 organizations are slated to provide information resources at this fair. They include the Alliance House Community, American Job […]

Commission accepting applications for Circuit Court Judge vacancy

The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is now accepting applications for the Circuit Court Judge vacancy in the 4th Judicial District – Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson, and Sevier Counties. The Honorable Ben W. Hooper II has informed the governor that he will retire effective August 31, 2017.    Any interested applicant must be a licensed attorney who […]

Lonsdale International Food & Crafts Festival Saturday

The Fourth Annual Lonsdale International Food and Crafts Festival will be held this Saturday, July 8, in conjunction with the monthly International Food and Crafts Market at Lonsdale Park, which is located next to Lonsdale Elementary School at 1317 Louisiana Avenue.   The festival will last from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Vendors will be […]

Nearly 70,000 Public School Students Eligible for Second Statewide ACT Retake Day

Retake opportunity fosters access to scholarship funds and reduces the need for remediation   NASHVILLE—Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that the state is expanding its ACT Senior Retake Day to all Tennessee public high school students in the class of 2018, totaling nearly 70,000 students. In addition, the department is making it easier for […]

Prints of a Man: A Brown Bag Lecture with Arthur Bohanan

PROGRAM:         Prints of a Man | a Brown Bag Lecture by Arthur Bohanan   DATE:                   Noon, Wednesday, July 12, 2017   LOCATION:         East Tennessee History Center 601 South Gay Street Knoxville, TN 37902   ADMISSION:       FREE | Attendees are encouraged to bring a “brown bag” lunch   (Knoxville, TN) In a […]

Solid Waste Manager to Speak at Blight Working Group

  Rachel Butzler, the solid waste manager for the City of Knoxville, will discuss the city’s garbage pickup, recycling, and other solid waste management programs at this month’s meeting of the Neighborhood Working Group on Blighted Property (NWG).   The meeting begins at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at the Cansler YMCA, 616 Jessamine St. […]

Two Days Left to Take the Recode Knoxville Survey

  The City of Knoxville and the Metropolitan Planning Commission are inviting the public to participate in a Recode Knoxville survey about the City’s zoning ordinance update.   The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete and will remain open through July 7, 2017. It can be found at www.recodeknoxville.com/survey. It asks for preferences pertaining […]

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