Loading at the Bijou Theater will temporarily close lanes on Cumberland Avenue and Gay Street, while on Sunday Barley’s Taproom St. Patrick’s Day 5K will mean some downtown road closures.   Friday, March 14 – 9-12 a.m. Lane Closures at Cumberland Avenue and Gay Street in front of the First Tennessee Building will permit loading […]

Cash Mob to highlight Josie’s Boutique & New Release Video

First 30 people will receive free $20 gift card courtesy of ORNL Federal Credit Union   Small business owner Abby Payne opened Josie’s Boutique in 1985, and, like many small businesses, has evolved with the changing industry ever since. Originally focused on providing designer brands to consumers at affordable prices, the store now features a […]

Candidate Meet and Greet

On Monday March 17,2014, there will be a Candidate Meet and Greet from 6 to 8 p.m. at New Harvest Park on Washington Pike.   The event will be cohosted by the Alice Bell/Springhill Neighborhood Association, Fountain City Town Hall and North East Knox Preservation Association. There other neighborhood associations that will more than likely […]

The lady in purple

March is Women’s History Month and I am inspired to write about an amazing jurist, lawyer, lawmaker and American woman, Sandra Day O’Connor. I had the pleasure to meet Justice O’Connor at a reception in Nashville before she addressed the Tennessee Supreme Court Historical Society in 2008. She was a warm, inquisitive person with a […]


Emerald Charter Schools will host public meetings on March 11 and March 25 about its proposed public charter school, Emerald Academy. The meetings are open, but some require advance registration.   The first group of meetings, on Tuesday, March 11, will be in focus group format, allowing the public to provide input about the key […]

Mayor Meets with Local Chapter of Women in Construction

  On Thursday, March 6, Mayor Rogero spent time with the Knoxville Chapter 61 of the National Association of Women In Construction.   Knoxville Chapter 61 has distinguished itself for over 45 years as the voice of women in construction in Knoxville and has benefited Knoxville through community development and educational programs.   Mayor Rogero […]


  If you’re downtown Saturday, don’t be surprised to see a lot of large public art being installed – most notably an 18-foot-tall painted steel sculpture by Rochester, N.Y.’s Albert Paley.   The intellectually-stimulating and aesthetically-pleasing additions to the downtown vibe arrive thanks to the Art in Public Places Knoxville program, now in its 8th […]