ETTAC Launches New Evening Program for People with Disabilities

  The East Tennessee Technology Access Center will launch a new evening program, SPARK, for young adults with disabilities beginning on Monday, September 11, 2017. Daily activities will include art, music, recreation, tutoring and literacy skills as well as skills-building classes such as robotics, gardening, and photography. The program will run from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at […]

New Science Education Program Brings National Parks To Classrooms

Teachers and students across the country will have the opportunity to participate in a new science education program, Citizen Science 2.0 in National Parks, thanks to a $1 million Veverka Family Foundation donation to the National Park Foundation’s Centennial Campaign for America’s National Parks. To date, this comprehensive fundraising campaign to strengthen and enhance the […]

Seymour Farmers Market celebrating National Farmers Market this weekend

  The Seymour Farmers Market is celebrating National Farmers Market week by partnering with the Sevier County Health Improvement Council and the Sevier County Health Department to promote healthy living.   The Market will be visiting the Seymour Boys & Girls Club Friday, August 11 to teach the Chicken Dance.  This silly dance makes exercise […]

Alzheimer’s Tennessee Remembers the Legendary Glen Campbell and his Impact on the Alzheimer’s Community

Alzheimer’s Tennessee is remembering the remarkable life and music of legendary Country Music Hall of Famer Glen Campbell who died Tuesday, August 8, 2017. From the son of a sharecropper to a Rhinestone Cowboy, Glen Campbell experienced a meteoric rise to the top of the charts as one of country music’s first crossover artists. He […]

Three Tennessee Sites Added To National Register Of Historic Places

Status of Clayborn Temple changed from ‘local’ to ‘national significance’   The Tennessee Historical Commission yesterday announced the addition of Blount County’s Vose School, Morgan County’s Tanner Store and Shelby County’s Wildwood Farms to the National Register of Historic Places. The Commission also announced Clayborn Temple in Memphis will now be designated as a place […]

Early voting starts Wednesday

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com With more than 30 candidates seeking five seats on Knoxville City Council,voters are looking to Wednesday as early voting starts in the five districts. Five current council members are term-limited and cannot seek re-election. The current council has been one of the most active in recent history, backing Mayor Rogero’s reforms […]

Receive 10 Free Trees By Joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August

Spruce up your landscape by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August. Everyone who joins the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees or 10 white flowering dogwood trees through the Foundation’s Trees for America campaign. The trees will be shipped postpaid between October 15 and December 10, […]

HealthCare 21 to host free ‘Focus on Oncology’ events at Knoxville Museum of Art

  The public is invited to attend a creative workshop, employer symposium and art exhibit on Aug. 22, where cancer patients, caregivers, survivors, businesses and organizations will share stories and offer means of support. The three-part free event, called “Focus on Oncology,” is presented by HealthCare 21 Business Coalition (HC21), a Knoxville nonprofit committed to […]

Witness Eclipse History at a Tennessee Farm or Winery

Beat the crowds and head to the country to view the August 21 solar eclipse   If you can’t find your way into the path of totality for the August 21 solar eclipse, don’t worry. There’s enough darkness to go around.   Although a total eclipse will be visible across a mere 70 mile swath […]