Civil War Weekend Event To Be Held At Fort Dickerson Park

The Knoxville Civil War Roundtable and the City of Knoxville will commemorate the Civil War Sesquicentennial on Nov. 9th and 10th with the 150th Fort Dickerson Civil War Weekend, at Fort Dickerson Park.  Join historians, authors and local re-enacting units to celebrate veterans, past and present. This event commemorates the 150th Anniversary of the Siege […]

Pellissippi State–Pond Gap Elementary community garden needs volunteers

Volunteers are needed at two upcoming Saturday workdays for the Pond Gap Elementary School community garden, a project of Pellissippi State Community College. Pellissippi State’s Service-Learning program has partnered with Pond Gap and the University of Tennessee to install the garden at the elementary school, and now volunteers are needed to help bring shape to […]

UT Brings the Circus to Rocky Top for Homecoming

Homecoming stands out as the greatest orange-and-white celebration on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, calendar for both students and alumni. This year’s festivities culminate on Saturday, Nov. 9, when faculty, staff and students from different colleges, offices and organizations across campus welcome back thousands of lifelong Vol fans.   “Cirque du Rocky Top” is this […]

KNOXVILLE CONVENTION CENTER CAPITALIZES ON OUTDOOR, WELCOMES NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RV PARKS AND CAMPGROUNDS

The 2013 Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo is pulling into the Knoxville Convention Center for its first trip to Knoxville, Nov. 5-8. More than 500 campground owners, RV enthusiasts and suppliers will participate in the trade show and expo that will feature 35 educational seminars, discussion panels, networking […]

Becky Hancock joins the Tennessee Theatre as interim executive director

The Tennessee Theatre announced today that Becky Hancock, recently hired as manager of communications and outreach, will serve as interim executive director following the resignation of Tom Cervone, who is leaving to take a position with the University of Tennessee. Hancock returns to the theatre where she was general manager from 2001 to 2007.  As […]

Publisher's Position: The business of politics

By Steve Hunley The Knoxville News Sentinel does nothing better than pontificate, telling us all what we ought to think. The Sentinel recently pontificated on the glorious news the Chamber of Commerce is banging away and steadily improving our local economy almost singlehandedly. Of course Patrick Birmingham, the publisher of the Knoxville News Sentinel, also […]

Nothing Too Fancy selected to host ORNL Federal Credit Union’s next Small Business Counts Cash Mob on November 7th

First 30 people to receive free $20 gift card courtesy of ORNL Federal Credit Union WHAT:  ORNL Federal Credit Union has announced that its Small Business Counts Cash Mob program will be making its first stop in  downtown Knoxville at Nothing Too Fancy on Union Avenue. WHEN: Thursday, November 7th – 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. WHERE:  Nothing Too Fancy, 435 Union […]

Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 4, 2013

Knoxville Focus for Monday, November 4, 2013

Click here to view this week’s Focus. Angelic Ministries prepares for holiday season By Tasha Mahurin Tasha@knoxfocus.com When Betsy Stowers Frazier contemplated what retirement had in store, she first considered opening a thrift store in the old Merita Bread Factory. After much prayer and consideration, she realized that, for her, retirement meant a calling to […]

Publisher’s Postion: The business of politics

Publisher’s Postion: The business of politics

By Steve Hunley The Knoxville News Sentinel does nothing better than pontificate, telling us all what we ought to think. The Sentinel recently pontificated on the glorious news the Chamber of Commerce is banging away and steadily improving our local economy almost singlehandedly. Of course Patrick Birmingham, the publisher of the Knoxville News Sentinel, also […]