UT changes another brand

By Dan Andrews While much hype and news media has been about switching UT’s athletic wear from Adidas to Nike, one major change in gear has gone virtually unnoticed. University of Tennessee athletics has ditched Nikon for Canon. The “Nikon vs. Canon” debate has gone on for years with photographers. I asked Donald Page, the […]

Tips for Using Uber Ahead of Saturday’s Big Game

Ahead of Saturday’s big game, Kaitlyn Durkosh of Uber  wanted to provide some tips for using the Uber ride service, given with game days there also tends to be road closures, traffic, limited parking and lots of fans in need of a safe, reliable ride. For the best chance of successfully requesting a ride, we […]

Art activity day at the kma!

Beginning this Sunday (September 13) and every second Sunday of each month, the KMA will host FREE drop-in art activities for families. A local artist will be on-site to lead hands-on art activities between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month.   In addition, the museum continues to host FREE […]

Shining a light on tailgating

Is going and glowing all orange legal?   By Dan Andrews We at The Knoxville Focus are, of course, all Vols! However, some of us are a little more determined to show our Vol colors than others. Recently, I decided to look into “tricking out” my 2011 Honda Civic with LED lights that change color. […]

Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove continue this weekend

  Who:          Knox County Parks & Recreation and members of the community   What:         Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove                         When:        Saturday, Sept. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m.   Where:       The Cove at Concord Park 11808 S. Northshore Dr.   Background: KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 10, 2015) – Knox County Parks and Recreation’s […]

Knox County Stormwater Management Annual Report Public Hearing

Who:   Knox County Stormwater Management   What:  A comment and question session about Knox County Stormwater’s National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit annual report, covering July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 When:  Thursday, September 17th 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.   Where:             Knox County Stormwater Management Building 205 West Baxter Avenue Knoxville, TN […]

HASLAM IN KNOXVILLE TO DISCUSS REGION’S TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS

Governor visiting 15 communities to hear about local opportunities and challenges   KNOXVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer sat down with local and state officials in Knoxville today to discuss the region’s transportation and infrastructure needs.   In a morning meeting at the Knoxville Chamber, Haslam […]

Water Bottle Refill Station on Market Square Dedicated

Representatives from the Tennessee Clean Water Network, the City of Knoxville and PetSafe today took a ceremonial first pour to dedicate the new TCWN Water Bottle Refill Station on Market Square.   The new station is part of TCWN’s Bringing Tap Back Project, a program designed to encourage individuals to substitute one sugary beverage a […]

Vols to Open the Home Season Sept. 12

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, welcomes fans to campus Saturday, Sept. 12, for the first home football game of the 2015 season.   Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. EDT for the Volunteers’ game against the University of Oklahoma Sooners. Gates open at 4 p.m. ESPN will televise the game, which is sold out.   […]

Special Dogs for Autistic Children

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com How can a dog help with an autistic child? “The dogs are trained to recognize autistic actions and interrupt by jumping into the child’s lap or touching them,” said Nichole Ballard, the assistant trainer at Wilderwood Service Dogs in Maryville. Wilderwood’s owner and founder, Tiffany Denyer, said that the company  places […]

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