Knoxville breaks ground on Old City Gardens

Knoxville breaks ground on Old City Gardens

By Ken Lay Randy Boyd always wanted to give city residents an opportunity to grow flowers or vegetables and enjoy the pleasures of gardening and he made it happen. The City of Knoxville recently broke ground on the Old City Gardens, which are scheduled to open later this spring. Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and City […]

Harmony and Hymns

Harmony and Hymns

By Ralphine Major The new gospel singing group that Walter Maples helped to start in 2004 needed a name. They were all choir members, but no longer all members of the late Charlie Hatchett’s department. Thus, the inspirational group “The Old Time Singers” or TOTS was formed. TOTS originally began with Dorothy Johnson, soprano; Mary […]

Fifty Years for the Steelys

Fifty Years for the Steelys

Mike and Lettie Steely celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary April 1st in Washington, D.C., where they lived during the first years of their marriage. The Steelys have two adult sons, Michael Howard and Burton Ross, two grandchildren, Bethe and Gage, and two step-grandchildren, Julia and Sean. Mike, a writer for The Knoxville Focus, was a […]

MUSIC, CULTURE AND BARBECUE AROMA IN THIS WEEK’S TENNESSEE TOURISM ROUND UP

Tennessee’s upcoming tourism news is consolidated for your convenience below. For a complete list of Tennessee events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar. Ongoing Knoxville – Visual and performing arts, outdoor adventures and vendors celebrate spring during the Dogwood Arts Festival through the end of April in downtown Knoxville. Nashville – First Thursday Nights in the Garden take place […]

America’s Navy Comes Home to Knoxville April 11-17

 By Lt. Javan Rasnake Director, Knoxville Navy Week   After seven years, Knoxville will again host a Navy Week celebration from April 11-17th. Navy Week recognizes the sailors who serve our country and the communities that support them. Through a series of events including a Navy Week proclamation from Mayor Rogero on Market Square, a […]

Plantin’ and Pickin’: A Summer Guide

Join Master Gardener Marsha Lehman for a hands-on class on how to direct sow summer vegetable seeds and properly transplant your purchased plants. Learn tips on harvesting and maintaining your summer garden. This free public event is scheduled on Saturday, April 23, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. at CAC Beardsley Community Farm, 1719 Reynolds St, […]

Grace Notes Flute Ensemble Concert to be at Blount County Public Library

Grace Notes Flute Ensemble during 2015 performance at the library.

Grace Notes Flute Ensemble Concert to be at Blount County Public Library

If you’ve never known that there are a variety of flutes (in unique sizes and sounds), then you’re in for a treat when you hear the Grace Notes Flute Ensemble whose instruments include the concert flute, alto flute, bass flute and contra bass flute. Add in the piccolo for good measure. The Grace Notes Flute […]

 Dine Out for Education on April 12

  Dine Out for Education is perhaps the easiest—and most delicious—way to support education. The Knox County Schools’ 13th annual Dine Out for Education will take place on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Approximately 40 area restaurants with almost 70 locations (the most ever) will donate 10 percent of the pre-tax proceeds from their April 12th […]

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