‘Holidays on Ice’ skating rink opens today

To seasoned ice skaters in Market Square, the difference is clear.   Holidays on Ice, presented by Home Federal Bank, begins Friday, Nov. 25, with a new rink that features transparent glass dasher boards.   “We wanted the rink to feel more integrated into the square,” says Judith Foltz, Director of Special Events. “Our inspiration […]

Let Small Business Saturday warm your heart and hands

Small Business Saturday is November 26 and in Tennessee, many of those businesses focus on products found on the farm.   A year-round interest in local products means plenty of options for holiday gifts from the farm. When you purchase from a farmer, you create an economic ripple that encourages and strengthens rural communities.   […]

City’s Thanksgiving Weekend trash collection schedule

Waste Connections, the City’s contractor for household garbage and recycling collection, will be closed today in observation of the Thanksgiving holiday.   Thanksgiving is one of only two holidays throughout the year—the other being Christmas Day—that City garbage collection is closed.   While no household garbage collection will take place on Thursday’s holiday, the collection routes […]

U.S. Capitol Christmas tree making stop in Knoxville today

  Want to get a glimpse today (Wednesday, Nov. 23) of the famed “People’s Tree,” the official U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, as it makes a stopover in Knoxville during its cross-country road trip from Idaho to Washington, D.C.?   The holiday tree will roll through Knoxville – one of just 10 stops outside of Idaho […]

Regal Entertainment Group joins the Visit Knoxville Film Office to reward film production in East Tennessee   

Regal Cinema Art Team to Review Qualifying Locally Produced Films The Visit Knoxville Film Office along with the Regal Entertainment Group today announced a new incentive for qualifying films produced in the East Tennessee area. In addition to the many production advantages already offered locally, Regal will screen films produced in Knoxville for potential art […]

Transitional housing lease for veterans

By Mike Steely A small house in College Hills may be leased by the Friends of the Knox County Veterans Recovery Court. The matter will be before the County Commission today and the two-year lease agreement with Valentine Carters and Sons, LLC. will be for a three-bedroom home at 2236 Mississippi Avenue. Ron Hanaver of […]

The Knoxville Focus for November 21, 2016

The Knoxville Focus for November 21, 2016

School system policies under review By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com In a meeting that was sometimes jovial and sometimes blunt the Board of Education continued to wrestle with altering the policies dealing with relations between them and the director of schools. Several of the BOE members meet with Interim Superintendent Buzz Thomas Thursday in the mezzanine […]

Media and the Millennials

Media and the Millennials

By Steve Hunley Now that Donald Trump has been elected President, Hollywood celebrities are signing petitions to ask Republican electors to vote for Hillary Clinton, while some millennials are taking to the streets to protest.  One is about as logical as the other.  The day after the election, the New York Times published an over […]

Suttree Landing Park opened

Suttree Landing Park opened

By Mike Steely steelym@Knoxfocus.com Why is the city’s newest park called “Suttree?” The ribbon cutting at Suttree Landing Park and Waterfront Drive Wednesday across the river from downtown opened the first city-built park in twelve years. The 8-acre park has festival lawns, a playground, a put-in for kayakers, river overlooks with picnic tables and a […]

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