Dogwood Arts Working Towards 10,000 Trees in 10 Years

Through the Bazillion Blooms tree planting program, Dogwood Arts hopes to plant 10,000 trees by the year 2018   Once again, Dogwood Arts encourages Knoxville to take part in the community-wide dogwood tree-planting day on Saturday, December 3rd.  As part of the Bazillion Blooms program, Dogwood Arts asks Knoxville communities to keep their neighborhoods and […]

Haslam proclaims October 9-15 Earth Science Week

TDEC to Provide Earth Science Week Toolkits to Teachers Across the State   Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has proclaimed Oct. 9-15 Earth Science Week to promote the important role that geology and other earth sciences play in Tennessee’s safety, health, welfare and economy. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has toolkits available for […]

Weekend street closures in downtown Knoxville

  A unique outdoor dinner celebrating Knoxville’s 225th anniversary, a farmers’ market, a movie screening, a 5K race and a festival will make for a festive downtown this weekend. Motorists are advised that some streets – and the Gay Street Bridge on Sunday night – will be closed to accommodate the special events.   Here’s […]

KCHD, TennCare Kids and community partners celebrate Child Health Week

 The Knox County Health Department (KCHD), TennCare Kids and a host of community partners are once again planning activities to observe Child Health Week, Oct. 3-9, 2016. In honor of Child Health Day, first proclaimed by President Calvin Coolidge in 1928, the State of Tennessee designates a week in October every year to focus on […]

KCHD’s Strong Baby casting call takes place tomorrow

 Who:         Knox County Health Department (KCHD)   What:       KCHD will host an open casting call to find local babies to star in the 2017 Strong Babies public health campaign. More information, including eligibility, may be found at   When:      Saturday, Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.   Where:    KCHD’s main location, […]

Three Knox County areas to receive additional mosquito spraying

The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus (WNV) in Culex mosquitoes in three areas of Knox County: Fourth Avenue, Fairmont Boulevard and Milligan Street. Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) will spray for mosquitoes in these areas to reduce the Culex […]

Free Tech Assistance Offered at Oak Ridge Senior Center

The Oak Ridge Senior Center will soon be offering free classes for area seniors to get assistance with personal electronic devices such as tablets, laptops and smart phones.   There are two programs that will be offered: Tech Savvy Saturdays, a drop-in program offered by local students, and an individual class offered through the East […]

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk is October 2

The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be held October 2 at World’s Fair Park, and will unite the community with a shared determination to help create a world free from the pain and suffering caused by breast cancer. Registration for this noncompetitive, inspirational event begins at 1 p.m. and the […]

LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge, National Quartet Convention Ink Five-Year Contract Extension

Pigeon Forge City Manager Earlene Teaster, Pigeon Forge Mayor David Wear, Southern gospel music pioneer Les Beasley and the National Quartet Convention, Inc.’s Executive Vice President Clarke Beasley were on hand Monday, Sept. 26, at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge to announce NQC’s plans to present its annual event at the LeConte Center through 2021.

LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge, National Quartet Convention Ink Five-Year Contract Extension

Major gospel music event stays put through 2021 The LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge and the National Quartet Convention have committed to a five-year contract extension that keeps the gospel music event in Pigeon Forge through 2021. The LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge hosted NQC in 2014 and 2015. This year’s event is slated for […]

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