Family-friendly New Year’s Eve in downtown Knoxville

When: 11 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31st   Where: Market Square   Details: Hundreds of revelers are anticipated to watch a ball drop and fireworks, ushering in the 2014 new year.   Earlier in the day, the Holidays on Ice skating rink will be open from 1 p.m.-midnight, with festival foods and face painting at the […]

New Year’s Eve at Candoro – Celebrating 90 Years: 1923-2013

The Candoro Arts & Heritage Center will be presenting a New Year’s Eve Dinner through their Candoro Dinner Series to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Candoro Marble Building at the former Candoro Marble Company in South Knoxville.  Candoro was the largest importer and exporter of marble in Knoxville and was the largest producer of […]

UT McClung Museum Hosts Free Stroller Tour Dec. 16

The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will offer a free stroller tour celebrating winter and the holidays on Monday, Dec. 16.   Parents and caregivers with toddlers or babies are invited to meet in the museum’s lobby before taking a winter-themed tour of the museum’s decorative arts […]

Historic Rugby offering Victorian Christmas tomorrow

Event features traditional holiday carolers, decorations, fare and period dress   Each year, the historic settlement of Rugby comes alive with Christmas spirit and celebrates the holidays as if it were still 1880, the year the town was settled. The living village will bustle with children’s activities, caroling, craft demonstrations, holiday shopping and much more […]

Trainor's Meltdown, Monday's School Board Meeting

By Steve Hunley Despite assurances by Superintendent Jim McIntyre and every member of the Knox County Board of Education that they are “listening,” they steamrollered teachers and others who felt it was inappropriate to extend McIntyre’s contract for yet another year.  Tennessee State law allows a Board of Education to extend a superintendent’s contract for […]

The Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K to Feed Hungry this week

After throwing a wildly successful 5k to support Food for Kids for the same minds have come together to throw a 5k with a Christmas twist: The Ugly Christmas Sweater 5k.   In July 156 Runners packed into Bearden Beer Market for the summer’s “Will Run for Food 5k”, and now the same organizations are […]