Tennessee Department of Human Services Brings Awareness to Elder Abuse   

Loved ones needed to help protect against fraud.   Family members, friends and clergy reported 32% of the cases of financial exploitation against an elderly person in Tennessee last year according to the Adult Protective Services (APS) division of the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS).   The vast majority, 61%, are reported by professionals […]

Horse owners urged to take precautions

West Nile Virus and Equine Infectious Anemia Detected in Tennessee   The state veterinarian has announced three new cases of horses sickened by viruses that infect the blood.   A horse in Davidson County and a horse in Knox County recently tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). A horse in Bedford County tested positive […]

Knoxville Opera opens 40th anniversary season with gala concert honoring Hall of Fame members

Knoxville Opera’s 40th Anniversary Season celebration commences in grand style with a Gala Concert, sponsored by Dr. Sharon Lord, honoring eight new members of the Knoxville Opera Hall of Fame.  The event will take place at the Bijou Theatre, location of the company’s first performance on November 3, 1978 (La Traviata starring Mary Costa), on […]

Howl-O-Ween at the UT Gardens

Halloween-themed event for Pet Owners and Their Dogs The University of Tennessee Gardens, Knoxville, is going to the dogs for a Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade and Pet Expo. The event, sponsored by the UT Gardens, Knoxville, and the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, caters to dogs and dog lovers and will be held Sunday, Oct. 22, […]

City officials hold ribbon cutting for busy West Knoxville intersection improvements

City officials held a ceremonial ribbon cutting Thursday to celebrate improvements to the intersection of Forest Park Boulevard and Newcom Avenue.The project was initiated to make drainage improvements but evolved into more: A road realignment that simplifies traffic flow and makes crossing easier for pedestrians;   Pedestrian improvements including new and replaced segments of sidewalk, […]

Fish Fry this Saturday!

Fish Fry this Saturday!

October 7, 2017 from 4PM to 7PM Menu: Catfish and Chicken Cole Slaw, Hush Puppies, French Fries, White Beans and drinks $10 per person Location: 7420 Clapps Chapel Rd., Corryton, TN 37721

Homecoming 101: Everything You Need to Know

—From UT News For the first time in 30 years, UT’s Homecoming Parade route will return to Cumberland Avenue. The university’s Homecoming Committee has teamed up with the Cumberland Avenue Merchants Association for the parade and a post-parade celebration. Homecoming 101: Intro to Rocky Top activities begin Sunday, October 29, and continue through Saturday, November […]

Brush Collection Ends in One Month

—from the City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhoods   The City of Knoxville’s Public Service Department will pick up brush in residential neighborhoods through Friday, Nov. 3, and then switch its trucks to leaf pickup for the months of November, December and January.   Since brush is collected in Knoxville every other week, residents have two […]

Volunteer East Tennessee Announces Third Annual Volunteer Expo

  Free annual event helps connect community nonprofits with local volunteers and supporters   On Saturday, October 7, 2017, Volunteer East Tennessee’s annual Volunteer Expo, the area’s largest volunteer fair, returns to West Town Mall. The Volunteer Expo is a free event with more than 40 participating nonprofits in one location. The expo was created by […]

Volunteer Driven Program in Need of Volunteer Drivers

Knoxville-Knox County CAC’s (Community Action Committee) Volunteer Assisted Transportation program is seeking volunteer drivers to assist seniors and people with disabilities to medical appointments, shopping trips, beauty appointments, and other fun activities! Professional training and vehicles are provided. Volunteers will drive agency-owned, hybrid sedans or wheelchair accessible mini-vans and receive training to include First Aid […]

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