Eden Slater to Join the Office of Neighborhoods

    Eden Slater will join the City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhoods on June 4 and will succeed Debbie Sharp as Assistant Neighborhood Coordinator when Sharp becomes the Neighborhood Coordinator in mid-June following the retirement of David Massey.   Both Sharp and Slater were appointed by Mayor Madeline Rogero to these posts.   “We […]

The First Tee of Greater Knoxville streamlines its services

Expanding to Surrounding Counties – Wee Course Academic Center to Close The First Tee of Greater Knoxville, which has offered life skills training to young people for more than 15 years, is streamlining its operations to better focus on maintaining the highest quality of experience for its participants and expanding its core program into the […]

Ijams Sunday Summer Concert Series Kicks Off May 20

Looking for a way to end the weekend on a high note? Join Ijams Nature Center for the Sunday Summer Concert Series, which kicks off on the nonprofit nature center’s lawn Sunday, May 20, with the Appalachian cowboy music of Guy Marshall.   Presented by Blank Newspaper, the three-concert series is produced by Ijams and […]

Enjoy Open Streets This Sunday

Knoxvillians are invited to walk, bike, jog or dance their way along Sevier Avenue and Suttree Landing Park for the next Open Streets event from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, May 20.   A portion of Sevier Avenue wrapping around to the park at Foggy Bottom Road will be closed to motorized traffic, allowing everyone to play, […]

South Woodlawn to Dedicate Community Wildlife Kiosk

The South Woodlawn Neighborhood Association will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for its “Community Wildlife Habitat” information kiosk at Sam Duff Memorial Park from 10 a.m. until noon this coming Saturday, May 19.   South Woodlawn neighborhood became the first certified community wildlife habitat in the State of Tennessee back in 2013. Since then, a […]

TDEC ANNOUNCES $8.13 MILLION IN DRINKING WATER AND WASTEWATER CONSTRUCTION LOANS

Low-interest loans help fund infrastructure improvements   NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Commissioner Shari Meghreblian today announced that six communities have been approved to receive approximately $8.13 million in low-interest loans for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements.   “Abundant, clean water is critical to the quality […]

This Week’s Tennessee Tourism Round Up

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Travel back to medieval times, toast your wine glass, relive the magic of Harry Potter, hang out with the class of Rydell High with Grease, hunt for bargains, hunt for ghosts, camp out at the zoo or jam out to free music. Here’s what’s going on across Tennessee this week. For a […]

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program accepting applications

LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP)  WHAT:          The Knoxville – Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC) LIHEAP is offering  INTAKE ON SATURDAY’S for those eligible Knoxville-Knox county residents who have NOT received LIHEAP services since July 2017-May 18, 2018.  Saturday, May 19th Saturday, June 2nd Saturday, June 9th  Saturday, June 16th Intake Hours between 8:30 […]

City Council to Hold Hearings on 2018-2019 Budget

Knoxville City Council will hold an all-day hearing this coming Thursday, May 17, on Mayor Madeline Rogero’s proposed $377 million budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018. The public is encouraged to attend.   The hearing begins at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the Large Assembly Room of the City County Building. Vice Mayor […]

Free Vintage Base Ball Match This Saturday at Ramsey House

Knoxville’s two vintage base ball teams, the Holstons and Emmett Machinists, will play a base ball match by the rules and customs of 1864 at noon, Saturday, May 19, 2018, at historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike. Admission to this historic, family-friendly event is free.   Vintage base ball (spelled as two words in the […]