Ann and Steve Bailey Opportunity Grants Available through the Arts & Heritage Fund

Up to $100,000 combined available for Individuals and Organizations The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to announce Ann and Steve Bailey Opportunity Grants, a funding program through the Arts & Heritage Fund. Distributed through the Arts & Culture Alliance, Bailey Opportunity grants provide opportunities to individual artists and small, professionally-oriented arts and culture organizations […]

Update from Town Hall East

Here’s a recap of the news shared during our neighborhood Zoom meeting last Monday:   Tyler Roy has raised and contributed $30,000 to Second Harvest through playing his bagpipes and seeking donations.  Parkridge Neighborhood Association created Knoxville Neighbors and that group has raised the equivalent of 45,010 meals for Second Harvest.  Town Hall East has […]

City to create tree mitigation bank

The City has a new ordinance in place to assure that, without exception, every property development – even a downtown high-rise – will green up the surrounding neighborhood.   The City’s existing Tree Protection Ordinance requires developers to plant or preserve at least six to eight trees per acre when building, depending on the property […]

Nominate a deserving neighbor for annual award

The City of Knoxville Office of Neighborhood Empowerment wants to hear about Knoxville residents who have found creative ways to support and connect their neighbors during a year distinguished by canceled plans and physical distancing.   The department is accepting nominations for the annual Diana Conn Good Neighbor of the Year Award through 4:30 p.m. […]

MLK Commission Offers Activities for MLK Day

~ from the Office of Neighborhoods   MLK Commission will offer several activities for MLK Day. Due to COVID-19, some activities will be provided on Zoom, some have been postponed to a later date, and others were canceled.   If you are interested in joining the Interfaith Prayer Service on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 12 […]

Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show returning as virtual show in 2021

Free Event Premieres February 12th – March 14th at DOGWOODARTS.COM   For over forty years the Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show has showcased the latest trends in home improvement, landscape design, decor, and more. The 2021 event will be no exception and will offer attendees the opportunity to engage with quality vendors without fear […]

Sen. Briggs appointed Chairman of Senate State and Local Government Committee

State Senator Richard Briggs (R-Knoxville) has been appointed chairman of a key committee in the Tennessee State Senate.    Briggs was appointed chairman of the Senate State and Local Government Committee by Lt. Governor Randy McNally as lawmakers organized the 2021-2022 legislative sessions.   The State and Local Government Committee hears all matters pertaining to state […]

McNally re-elected Lt. Governor and Speaker of the Senate

The State Senate today re-elected Lt. Governor Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) for a third term as Speaker of the Senate. Senators met at noon on the first organizational day of the 112th General Assembly to elect their speaker. By statute, the Speaker of the Senate holds the title of Lieutenant Governor. McNally has served as […]

KCHD: Demand Outpacing Supply for COVID-19 Vaccine 

Demand for the COVID-19 vaccine in Knox County is significantly outpacing supply. With just 4,700 vaccines in hand—most of which went to health care workers and first responders—the Knox County Health Department must rely on the State and vaccine distributors with regard to how quickly it can vaccinate citizens. KCHD’s remaining doses have all been […]

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