Is a park a promise?

By Christopher Salmons Parkridge resident On Tuesday, November 5, 2019 the fate of Caswell Park and subsequently all Knoxville City Parks will be decided. Is the park system a land bank for politicians to gift or develop for pet projects or is a Park a Promise? City of Knoxville officials have been on a quest […]

SBA Kicks off National Veterans Small Business Week 2019

Veteran-owned businesses contribute nearly $1 trillion each year to U.S. economy   WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration will celebrate the accomplishments of veteran, service member, and military spouse small business owners nationwide during National Veterans Small Business Week, Nov. 4-8.   “This week is dedicated to celebrating the nation’s 2.5 million veteran-owned businesses who […]

Has the city administration been open and transparent regarding Caswell Park? You be the judge

By James Waldrup Parkridge resident The City of Knoxville, and, more specifically, the political appointees of Mayor Rogero’s Administration, are desperately trying to steal OUR park land and give it away (for free!) to a private nonprofit developer.  Many partial-truths and some outright misrepresentations have been generated about this park and the process by the […]

Thompson’s Picks Propel UT To Homecoming Victory

~ from UTAD Sophomore cornerback Bryce Thompson tied a single-game school record with three interceptions, and Tennessee converted four UAB turnovers into 20 points Saturday night en route to a 30-7 Homecoming victory in front of a crowd of 85,791 at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee, which won for the third time in its last four outings, improved to […]

UT Arboretum Society offers Third Saturday Hike on November 16

Enjoy the beauty of the season in the woods   The UT Arboretum Society’s monthly Third Saturday Hike for November will be held November 16 at the UT Arboretum at 9:00 a.m.  The hike coincides with National Take a Hike Day on the following day, November 17th when thousands of other hikers across the country […]

Zoo Knoxville offering $5 admission with donation November 7-10

Event supports Young-Williams Animal Center, Mission of Hope, the Humane Society and Knox PAWS.   Zoo Knoxville is paying it forward November 7-10, 2019, by offering $5 general admission tickets when guests bring a donation for Young-Williams Animal Center, Mission of Hope, the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley or Knox County’s Office on Aging […]

Pellissippi State hosts War Dog Memorial March for pooches and their people this Sunday

Humans and their canine companions can help raise money to build a War Dog Memorial Dog Park in Knoxville simply by strolling around Pellissippi State Community College’s pond this Sunday. Pellissippi State is partnering with PetSafe and other sponsors to host the Veterans Heritage Site Foundation War Dog Memorial March 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, […]

Knoxville Neighborhoods Celebrate Halloween

~ from the Office of Neighborhoods   If you are walking around Knoxville this week, you may notice carved pumpkins, festive leaves, and maybe even something spooky! Halloween is just days away, and many neighborhoods across the city are preparing for Trick or Treaters.   Historic Fourth and Gill Neighborhood Organization will hold to tradition […]

News from Town Hall East

ART WRAP  The Knoxville History Project (KHP) has partnered with the City of Knoxville’s Office of Neighborhoods and Office of Redevelopment to expand its Downtown Art Wraps program, introducing public art along the Magnolia Avenue Streetscape Project. There will be an open house on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 5:30 p.m. at the Pellissippi State Technical […]

Clarence Brown Theatre Patrons Donate More Than $16,000 to Highlander Center During Run of “People Where They Are”

Clarence Brown Theatre patrons donated $16,306 to the Highlander Center during the run of the theatre’s world premiere production of Anthony Clarvoe’s “People Where They Are” in the Carousel Theatre October 2-20, 2019, directed by Calvin MacLean and Dee Dee Batteast.   Using the “pass-the-hat” philanthropy model, actors from the production were on hand following […]