Zoo Knoxville throwing gorilla babies a birthday party

Zoo Knoxville throwing gorilla babies a birthday party

Zoo Knoxville’s gorilla babies have just turned one and the zoo is throwing them a party to celebrate.  The festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, June 11, at the Gorilla Valley courtyard.   Obi and Ubuntu will discover new toys and special treats when they come out of their overnight dens.  Zoo guests are […]

Metropolitan Planning Commission to Document City’s Unique Collection of Mid-Century Modern Buildings

Metropolitan Planning Commission to Document City’s Unique Collection of Mid-Century Modern Buildings

The Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) office has received a federal Historic Preservation Fund grant from the Tennessee Historical Commission to update the City’s Historic Resource Inventory. The original historic inventory was completed in 1986, but only buildings that were constructed in 1935 or prior were surveyed. The update will focus on buildings constructed […]

Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove kick off June 11

Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove kick off June 11

Knox County’s summer concert series, Second Saturday Concerts at The Cove, will continue this year with live entertainment for the whole family. The free concerts, held June through September on the second Saturday of each month, take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Cove at Concord Park, 11808 S. Northshore Drive. Attendees are […]

2016 Tennessee Polk Salad Festival June 11

The Harriman Polk Salad Festival, with entertainment and activities for the whole family, will take place on June 11, 2016 from 9 am to 4 pm, rain or shine, at the Harriman Riverfront Park. Admission is free to the public and so is parking. The event focuses on the arts and fine crafts and is […]

2016 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards Announced

2016 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards Announced

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau today announced the winners of the 2016 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards. The awards recognize exceptional voluntary actions that improve or protect the environment and natural resources with projects or initiatives not required by law or regulation.   “The quality of our […]

Two Goodwill recycling locations to close

Two Goodwill recycling locations to close

Effective July 1, two recycling drop-off centers that were established through a Goodwill partnership with the City of Knoxville will be closed. The two Goodwill sites are located at 5412 Pleasant Ridge Road and 4315 Kingston Pike (behind Western Plaza). “All City recycling drop-off points will remain in effect, but these two second-party sites will […]

Times, TV Set For 2016’s Opening Three Games

Times, TV Set For 2016’s Opening Three Games

The Vols will appear on the SEC Network in two of the opening three weeks. Kickoff times and television listings for Tennessee’s first three games of the highly-anticipated 2016 season were today. As announced in late May, the Volunteers will open their 120th season of football on Rocky Top with a Thursday night contest against […]

Senzel named All-American by Baseball America

Senzel named All-American by Baseball America

Tennessee third baseman Nick Senzel received 2016 Second Team All-America honors by Baseball America, as announced by the outlet on Tuesday.   The nomination marks his second postseason All-America honor following his 2016 campaign, having also been named a Third Team All-America selection by Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball Newspaper last week.   Senzel is now the […]

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