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George Washington is the only man whose birthday is a legal holiday in every state of the United States.

The Empire State Building in New York City has 6,400 windows.

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Secret City Festival Features Something for Everyone Make plans to attend the 12th Annual Secret City Festival, June 13-14, in historic Oak Ridge! Join more than 20,000 visitors and residents to celebrate the end of World War II and the heritage of Oak Ridge from 1945 to the present. Here’s an overview of some of the many activities and events taking place at this year’s festival.

activities and demonstrations Manhattan Project facilities times. Tour registration begins at AK Bissell Park on Satur- that are no longer open to at 9 a.m. Visitors to AMSE will day, June 14. Period camps open at 9 a.m., with demonstrations running from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. Vehicles of every kind from motorcycles and jeeps to halftracks and artillery will be on display. Visit w w w. secretcityfestival. com to see the full list of Living History demonstrations and times.

For History Buffs From young to old and each step in between, the Secret City Festival offers several ways for the community and visitors to learn about the history and heritage of Oak Ridge. Festival organizers will bring back the award-winning “Salute to Soldiers” program featuring WWII living history

The American Museum of Science and Energy will once again be hosting the Manhattan Project bus tours from their parking lot. The tours include the ORNL Graphite Reactor, Y-12 public tour and the DOE Facilities Bus Tour which all give visitors an opportunity to see original

the public on a regular basis. Must be 10 or older and proof of U.S. citizenship is required. Visit www.SecretCityFestival. com for more information and to find out exact departure

receive a special admission price of $1 during the festival.

of History 1944-2014”. The ORHPA displays are located in the Civic Center “A, B & C” rooms, where everyone should go to learn about Oak Ridge, the people who built this amazing city, and the reason it was created. The Center for Oak Ridge Oral History (COROH) will be set up in the Club Room as well for their “Ask Me, I Was There” oral history project where visitors can ask “original” Oak Ridgers about life during the Manhattan Project and the years following WWII.

The Secret City Scenic Excursion Train will also be chugging along on Friday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and a 6 p.m. dinner train. This is the only train of its kind in the United States, traveling over a mile through the historic and once secret K-25 site. For tickets and additional information, call 865-241-2140.

The Oak Ridge Heritage & Preservation Association (ORHPA) is also committed to preserving the history of Oak Ridge and gives attendees a chance to see artifacts, memorabilia and photos from before Oak Ridge was a city The New Hope Center at Y-12 until present day. ORHPA’s will be open on Friday and theme this year is “70 Years (See ‘SCF’ on page 47)

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A “pogonip” is a heavy winter fog containing ice crystals.

30th Anniversary of Boy’s Night Out! thentic performances of the rhythm and blues (R&B) music that had been extremely popular with teenagers in the south during the late 1960s. Boys’ Night Out’s first public performance was at the Oak Ridge Azalea Festival on May 5, 1984, and they have played a busy schedule ever since. Between 1984 and 1987, several band members came and went until a stable configuration of personalities and artistic focus could be THE BAND  Boys’ Night Out (BNO) was established. Current memorganized in 1983 in Oak bers include: Lead Vocals- C. Ridge, Tennessee, with the Vaughn Leslie, Trumpetsbers present and former for a goal of recreating the au(See ‘Boys’ on page 8) spectacular reunion celebrating their 30 (+/-) years of entertaining East Tennessee audiences.

30 years ago, if you wanted C. Vaughn Leslie and Boys urday June 21, beginning to join a new band forming in Night Out will come together at 7:30pm at the Historic the Oak Ridge/West Knoxville for one night only with mem- Grove Theater (123 Randolph Road) in Oak Ridge. They will play from a vast library of 1960-70-80’s music specifically orchestrated for their eleven member group. Many of your Motown, R&B and blues tinged Rock-NRoll tunes will be highlighted by their amazingly tight horn section and crooned by longtime front-man, C. Vaughn Leslie.  

area you would have to take an oath! “We’re doing this for fun, and we play because we love the music.” Membership was and still is contingent on a personal commitment to R&B and Beach music. Boys Night Out will present this special concert on Sat-

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Celebrate Summer Solstice at Lavender Festival The Lavender Festival returns makers of furniture, garden for its 16th year on Saturday, art and herbal products will be June 21st in Historic Jackson lining the covered Square in Oak Ridge from 8 am to 3 pm. Admission is free, but you will want to bring your wallet and your shopping bag because there will be many tempting treats and wonderful products to purchase. Vendors Growers of herbs and plants, artists and craft vendors,

walkways of Jackson Square, the parking lot, and both sides of Broadway Avenue. The square and one block of Broadway will be closed to traffic, with free parking available in the sur-

rounding lots. There will be around 100 vendors participating. You’ll want to visit the longtime favorite booths like Jericho Farms, Windshuck, Gorgeous Gourds, Sunshine Gardens, Karen Plum Jewelry, Honey Rock and Erin’s Meadow Herb Farms, Harmonic Journey, Heaven Scent, and Daylillies Fresh Salsa, as well as the more recent additions like The Amber Lady, Stoney Clay Station and LG Potteries, TN Naturescapes, TN Moonshine Cakes, and Brad Greenwood’s Copperworks. For a complete listing of vendors please visit our website Returning this year for children and the young at heart are exhibits from Jeri Landers, children’s author and illustrator, who has just published her third book, Bob Grimac with his art and dance activities, Danny Whitson, street performer, planting activity by Oak Ridge Montessori School, and more. Herbs, health, gardening, cooking, and nature are the focus of the Lavender Festival. In addition to the plant,

food, and herbal product ven- know an Artemisia by the dors, there will be educational name of Sweet Annie, Mugpresentations. Throughout the wort, Wormwood, Tarragon,

day there will be music under the big tent in the center of the square where there is plenty of seating for enjoying the music, getting out of the sun, or eating lunch. Herb of the Year The “Herb of the Year,” a designation by the International Herb Society, will be celebrated at the festival as well. This year’s herb is Artemisia, which isn’t just one herb but a whole range of species. Artemisia’s grow around the world and are native to many different countries. You may

Southernwood, Sagebrush, or by other names. The Herb of the Year booth will be near the fountain, with information about the culinary, medicinal, beverage, and decorative uses of this herb family. Farmers Market And as always, the East Tennessee FARM Market will be underway across the street from Jackson Square, during (See ‘Lavender’ on page 22)

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Secret City Fest Concert Tickets On Sale! Concert Tickets On Sale with a paying adult. now for the 12th Annual Secret City Festival. Grammy-nominated 80s rocker, Eddie Money, will bring Eddie Money and Kix Brooks his blue-collar brand of Rock to Headline 2014 Concerts n Roll to the UCOR concert main stage Friday, June It’s Secret City Festival time 13 at 7:00 p.m. The Friday again in Oak Ridge! The Night concert, sponsored by bands have been selected, Pro2Serve, CROET and Clasthe schedule is filling up, and sic Hits 93.1, also features tickets to this year’s headliner local band, Jada Blade. concerts are now on sale. Tickets are priced at $20. Legendary country music artChildren 10 and under are free ist, Kix Brooks, will bring his

high energy, hit-filled show to Civic Center or by calling chairs and blankets. Smoking the UCOR concert main stage the ticket line at 230-2956. is limited to designated areas Saturday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m. Secret City Festival headline only. No backpacks, coolers The Saturday night concert, or pets are permitted in the sponsored by LDA Engiconcert area. All bags will neering and 96.7 Merle FM, be searched prior to entry. will feature opening band While there is no onsite Phoenix Drive. parking, shuttle services are available. Concerts will According to Joye Montproceed rain or shine. No gomery, Arts Council of refunds will be offered. Oak Ridge representative and a member of the festiThe 12th annual Secret City val’s executive committee, Festival is presented by the ticket-holders can expect a City of Oak Ridge, the Oak weekend packed with fun Ridge Convention & Visiand exciting shows. “We tors Bureau, and the Arts are looking forward to mixCouncil of Oak Ridge. The ing it up this year with Eddie Festival is sponsored by Money and Kix Brooks. I B&W Y-12 and the City of think these concerts will be Oak Ridge. The festival some of our most popular features WWII displays events to date,” said Montand memorabilia, special gomery. events at the American Museum of Science and Concert tickets may be Energy, a children’s area, purchased online at www. entertainment concerts are arts and crafts vendors, and, in general festival seating. Con- the Living History demonstraperson at the Oak Ridge cert goers provide their own tion, “A Salute to Soldiers”.

and became the world’s largest selling crackers within three years.

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Concerts on the Commons Return to Norris for 6th Season Memorial Day weekend marked the beginning of a sixth summer of Norris’ outdoor music series, Concerts on the Commons. Again this year, the line-up will feature a varied mix of musical styles and genres with artists drawn from near and far. Several of the performances will spotlight local talent from here in Norris and the greater Knoxville area, but the stage will also host singers and musicians from Nashville, North Carolina

the concerts as a way of show- momentum in June, beginning North Carolina chanteuse ing its appreciation to its cus- with an appearance on June Shannon Whitworth, followed As it has throughout each of tomers throughout Anderson 6 by Nashville based western by a talented young artist from the previous five seasons, the and Campbell counties. series will again be presented by the City’s Community De- Mitchell noted that, “Only with velopment Board with the the co-operation and involvefinancial assistance of Powell- ment of a corporate sponsor Clinch Utility District. Jack like Powell-Clinch have we Mitchell, chairman of the De- been able to sustain the qualvelopment Board, noted that ity of our performances and the success of the program attract the caliber of artists would not have been possible that we have enjoyed here without the participation of for the past four seasons. We Powell-Clinch, which supports are confident that, again this summer, our concerts will be bringing an extremely talented group of musicians to Norris.” and Texas.

The festivities got underway with a special presentation by MADAM, a local group of Norris mothers and their daughters, who are coming together for a singular holiday concert on Friday, May 23. Following an open date on May 30, the schedule picks up swing singer Carolyn Martin and her band, performing classic western swing from the ‘30s to the ‘50s. The remaining Friday evenings in June will be filled with the blues melodies of Jenna & Her Cool Friends, one of the most popular and busiest groups on the Knoxville music scene, led by vocalist Jenna Jefferson and boasting some of the best and hippest musicians in town; the sultry sounds of

the Chattanooga area, Jesse Black, who has garnered substantial press and media recognition for his stylish blues picking and singing. Kicking off the 4 th of July fireworks for Norris Day, The Hotshot Freight Train Band returns to the Commons stage for some fireworks of their own, getting the second half of the series off on an explosive (See ‘Concerts’ on page 51)

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Boys (Continued from page 4) Hugh Nichols & Rick Carl, Trombone- Don Batchelor, Tenor Saxes- Ed Winebarger & Larry Bray, Baritone SaxBruce Giles, Guitar- Jeff Ginsburg, Bass- Jake Alexander, Keyboards- Clint Eskew, Drums- Rich Neubert, Sound

Manager- Mark Wright and Masskus Productions is lead vice promotions agency bring- or assist other organizations by Stephen F. Krempasky, for- ing professional touring artists in their presentation of theatDJ and Emcee- Jeff Moser. mer Executive Director of the to theatrical venues in the East rical and concert events of-

Tickets for this performance Bijou Theatre Center in Knox- Tennessee region. Masskus fered to the community. www. are available through www. ville, Tennessee. It is a full ser- Productions will itself present, by phone (865) 656-4444 or toll free (877) 995-9961, at the Ferrell Shop in Jackson Square and in person at Knoxville Tickets outlets or at the door.

“Tribute to Business” Winners Announced The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce announces the Tribute to Business Awards: Small Business, Samuel Franklin; Mid-Sized Business, All Occasion Party Rentals; Large Business, Techmer PM; Woman Owned Business, Temp Systems, Inc., and the Lifetime Achieve-

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ment Award, The Fox Family. Everyone is invited to join us in honoring these businesses for their contribution to the economic growth of Anderson County. The celebration will take place at the Museum of Appalachia, 2819 Andersonville Hwy., Clinton, Friday, June 6. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with valet parking, social hour, photos, and live music. Dinner on the Lawn begins at 7:30 with a brief live auction and awards ceremony. Members of the Oak Ridge Schools Orchestra Program will provide live music. Some very unique items will be available at the live auction, such as Luxury Houseboat Rental, Orlando “Getaway”, Dinner on Rocky Top, to name a few. This event sponsored by Premier Sponsor: All Occasions Party Rentals; Gold Sponsors, Allstate-The Erb Agency, Eagle Bend Manufacturing, Inc., Fox Toyota/Fox Chevrolet and ORNL Federal Credit Union. Silver Sponsors: Community Trust Bank, Inc., Thermocopy of Tennessee and UT Battelle/ ORNL. Bronze Sponsors: Computer Systems Plus, Peoples Bank of the South, and Seniors Helping Seniors. A limited number of tickets ($70) are available at the Chamber or online at www. For more info contact the Chamber at 865-457-2559.

speeds up to 25 miles per hours on an open stretch.

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Gimmie an RC Cola and a Moon Pie The Moon Pie and RC Cola combination is till popular today in our southern states. Every southerner has fond memories of this delicious confection. The occasional afternoon walk to the local store to get a Moon pie and an RC. was once commonplace. The hurried traveler while stopping for a gas fill up, would regularly purchase an RC Cola and Moon Pie to tie him or her over.

Sunday dinner in those days when a dime could get you the satisfying delight of this round cream marshmallow confection along with a big R C.   It goes without saying that the request of a moon pie was always followed by “and a big RC to wash it down with.”  One without the other was considered heresy.

Moon pies have been made at the 100-year-old Chattanooga Bakery since 1917. Earl Mitchell Jr., who “Gimme a big ole RC Cola and died several years ago, said a Moon pie” is as fixed in my his father came up with the memory as fried chicken for idea for Moon pies when he

in towns throughout the south. The audience also had the chance to sample the classic Senior Jennifer Crutchfield, who was treat. The memory of them Living interviewed on the banks of strikes a nostalgic chord for the Tennessee River in Chatus, made even more Bena Mae tanooga, has eaten Moon pies many memorable because they “ I ’ m j u s t reflect the times when money Seivers all her life.  n o t was tight and a dime could buy asked a Kentucky coal miner us such a satisfying treat. what kind of snack he’d like to eat. The answer: And like other things something with graham like apple pie, hot dogs, crackers and marshand hamburgers, they are mallows and dipped in uniquely American.  Long chocolate. When Mitchlive this symbol of Southern ell’s father asked how big it culture. should be, the miner looked About the author... up in the night sky and framed the full moon with his hands. Ms. Seivers’ articles appear in sure h o w several newspapers in Kenit. It’s got to tucky where she has been a It’s hard to find someone in to describe the South who doesn’t get be tasted. It’s a dollop of heav- columnist for 14 years. She nostalgic just thinking about en,” she says with a laugh. has written a book, Simple them. In the 1950s, Big Bill Pleasures, which is a collection Lister sang about them in On one of her programs, of stories that focus on family, “RC Cola and Moon Pie,” but Oprah Winfrey fondly remem- small town virtues and closeno one knows exactly why bered Moon pies and RC Cola knit neighborhoods in Appalathe soft drink and choco- from growing up in the South.  chia during the 30’s and 40’s. late snack became famous together. The most popular theory: During the Depression, they were both cheap (a nickel apiece), and they came in bigger servings than their competitors. For a dime, a Moon pie and an RC Cola quickly became known as the workingman’s lunch.  Today, Moon Pie Festivals are held

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The tails of comets generally point away from the Sun...

The HeART of Our Community This past month I had an opportunity to experience two really fun and informative events. First, the Sunset Rotary Club of Oak Ridge invited the Arts Council to give a presentation on the important role the arts play in promoting the quality of life in our community. Secondly, I enjoyed a wonderful performance from one of our treasured arts organizations. At the Rotary meeting as whenever I’m asked to talk about the arts, I prefer to bring along a sampling of what’s available most any month in our community. We began the presentation with a brief history of the Arts Council told through a DVD narrated and produced by Oak Ridge’s very own Keith McDaniel. Then the Secret City Winds took the stage performing several selections to show how important music is in our lives. Finally, Judy DiGregorio read a selec-

tion from one of her publications and closed with a witty story about one of her performances at the Playhouse. My reason for mentioning the Rotary presentation was to inquire if any other groups would like information about the arts in our community. If so, I can be contacted via the information at the end of this article and will make every effort to accommodate your request. Now to the second event which I would like to elaborate upon in this column. Each month I ask you to take some time to enjoy one or more of the arts events that our area has to offer. I try to make it a point to attend at least two of the organizations’ exhibits or performances each month. I wanted to give you a short review of a terrific performance at the Playhouse I recently

Local Arts

Jim Dodson attended, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ (April 25-May 11, 2014). Aside from the impeccable piano playing of the multi-talented Wendell Werner, this visual artist was impressed with the song and choreography of Tony Williams. Tony’s intonation and cool dance were melded together in a show stopping performance of “The Viper’s Drag” that left his former art teacher proud of how far he had come honing his craft. I see great things in this young Oak Ridge actor’s future! Tony is just one of the gifted performers you can see in our own back yard. And speaking of local talent, let’s look ahead to see what the summer holds in store for us. I know you don’t want to miss the upcoming Secret City Festival scheduled for Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14. Friday evening brings a real treat for you all who share my taste in music and who grew up in the 70’s and 80’s with the music of Eddie Money. Remember “Two

Tickets to Paradise” and “Baby Hold On” to name just a few of his more memorable hits. Then on Saturday evening, all you fans of country music are in for a real treat. Kix Brooks from the country duo of Brooks and Dunn will be performing. For tickets to either of these performances go to the Secret City Festival website at www. If you have a smartphone or tablet download the free Secret City Festival app to keep updated. Search Secret City Festival to find the new app. The continuing exhibition at the Oak Ridge Art Center is the Tennessee Woodworkers Guild showing in the Galleries May 10 through June 21. The wood works have been created by highly skilled craftsmen and range from small carved pieces to large pieces of gorgeous handmade furni-

ture with exceptional features such as inlays, specialty joints and carving. Many types of woods, both common and rare, have been utilized and can be seen in the work.  Also in June, the Art Center will host the TN Creates as part of the Secret City Festival on June 13 and 14 at the Shep Lauder Gymnasium at the Civic Center.  This will be a juried arts and crafts festival featuring many wellknown artisans from across our region and beyond. The fair is free and open to the public and will offer wonderful handmade wares for personal use or to gift.  From handmade soaps and creams to inlaid handmade knives, the variety of items is bound to please everyone in the family.  Spring classes began in April but several instructors (See ‘Arts’ on page 21)

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whether the comet is approaching the sun or receding.

Tours Always a Highlight of Secret City Festival One of the highlights of the annual Secret City Festival, taking place June 13-14 at AK Bissell Park, is the series of tours that run all day on both Friday and Saturday. Each of the four tours will depart from the American Museum of Science & Energy (AMSE) at scheduled times. In addition, the Secret City Scenic Excursion Train will be chugging along during the festival.

opportunities to tour the ORNL Graphite Reactor. All tours will begin at the American Museum of Science and Energy. The Secret City Scenic Excurs i o n Train will be running three tours as well. Departure times for both tours are listed below.

June, 13, leaving from New Hope every 20 minutes. Online registration is available and advised, at the Y-12 web site: Y-12 National Security Complex Tour. Tours will last approximately one hour. Shuttles will run between AMSE and New Hope. Must be a US Citizen (valid drivers’ license) and all minors must be accompanied by an adult. This year, visitors will tour Building Friday, from 9 am - 4 pm

Secret City Scenic Excursion Train (Southern Appalachia Railway DOE Facilities Museum) $19 Adults, $15 Public Bus Tours Children Friday 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m., 1 Required registration begins p.m., 3 p.m. Train Boards at at 9 a.m. Space is limited. ReVisitors will have a unique op- Heritage Center strictions apply (Must be 10 or portunity to tour three historic older, a US Citizen, and have Manhattan Project World War picture ID). All tours leave from Y-12 National Security II sites. On Friday, June 13, AMSE. This tour is free with Complex Tour Y-12 will host tours from 9 a.m. Y-12 Tours run all day Friday, AMSE admission with stops at until 4 p.m. The one hour tour will include the Y-12 History Center, Building 9731, the Chestnut Ridge Overlook and Bear Creek Road. Also on Friday, June 13, visitors can take the DOE Facilities Bus Tour, which is included with a $1 admission to AMSE. This tour includes stops at the Y-12 New Hope Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) Graphite Reactor and a tour around the East Tennessee Technology Park. A separate tour that focuses on the X-10 Graphite Reactor is available at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday, there will be four

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Y-12’s New Hope Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Graphite Reactor and the K-25 Overlook. Friday at Noon

of Oak Ridge. The festival features WWII displays and memorabilia, special events at the American Museum of Science and Energy, a children’s area, arts and crafts vendors, nationally known concert entertainment and the Living History demonstration, “Life on the Front Lines of WWII, A Soldier’s Life”.

ORNL Graphite Reactor Tours Registration required and space is limited. Restrictions apply (Must be 10 or older, a US Citizen, and have picture ID). Free Tours: Leaving from AMSE. Friday 10 a.m. and 4 Visit www.secretcityfestival. p.m., Saturday 10 a.m., 12 com for more information p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. about the festival, event details and the latest news upThe 12th annual Secret City dates. Check out our Secret Festival is presented by the City Festival facebook page at City of Oak Ridge, the Oak Convention & Visitors tyFestival. Bureau, and the Arts Council

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A Never-Ending Defense of Democracy Declaration of Independence ern forces. - A Never-Ending Defense of Democracy Many of us have ancestors who served in the American The Secret City Festival Revolution. Two of my in June highlights the ancestors are typical of involvement of Oak Revolutionary War parRidge during WWII. ticipants, one contributing supplies to troops of It was one of many George Washington, wars to preserve the and his 19-year-old heritage of democracy son fighting at the begun with the DecBattle of Guilford laration of IndepenCourthouse. dence and the American Revolutionary Let’s take a look at the War. To a large exDeclaration of Indetent the settlement pendence—that startof East Tennessee ed the fireworks— occurred with the and then a closer influx of many Revolook at one of the lutionary War soldiers individual battles taking advantage of that resulted. land grants. Many had served unBy June 1776, der General Nathere was no thanael Green doubt that shots who was commander of would be fired and blood George Washington’s south- would be spilled. John Adams


Jimmie Turner and Thomas Jefferson could smell gunpowder ahead. They had been working for years to gain relief for the colonies from oppressive laws of Britain. In their minds, revolt was a necessity, revolution was a necessity. This was treason and the King of England threatened to hang them if he caught them involved in leading an insurrection against his kingdom. Yet those men and others of courage did risk fame, fortune and sacred honor to revolt. Courage was the seed of the United States of America and courage is the first thing that should come to mind in reading the Declaration of Independence. That document would have been the death warrant of those who signed it if the war had not been won by General George Washington’s troops. The Declaration of Independence didn’t happen overnight. American discontent with British attempts at taxation began in the 1760s. Patrick Henry on May 29, 1765, attacked the British Stamp

Act in a speech at the House of Burgess in Virginia. Initially the colonists demanded only that they have the right of Englishmen. They wanted to be treated equal to Englishmen. During the few years before the Virginia convention that adopted the Declaration of Independence, The British and American colonies were increasingly in conflict. People in colonies took steps to organize State and local government, but the royal governors dissolved the assemblies and conventions. An old British statute was interpreted as requiring any colonist accused of treason to be brought to England for trial rather than be tried in the colonies. On March 5, 1770, a confrontation in Boston resulted in three deaths and six injured among the colonists--the “Boston Massacre,” and the English soldiers were defended by Americans John Adams and

Josiah Quincy and acquitted. This was also the period when John Sevier in 1772 and James Robertson in 1770 came to the East Tennessee area and formed the Articles of the Watauga Association asserting an independent community that would selfgovern itself. On March 20, 1775, Patrick Henry gave his famous speech with this line: “Is life so dear or peace so sweet to be purchased at the price of chains or slaver?” In Feb 1776, the colonists were shocked to learn that the British Parliament passed the Prohibitory Act, which established a blockade of American ports and declared American ships to be enemy vessels. John Adams argued that the passage by Britain of that Act was a declaration itself of the independence of the (See ‘Defense’ on page 24)

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his grave is marked with a stone for every man he killed.

Artists of the Lavender Festival It’s almost here: the 16th Annual Lavender Festival at Jackson Square! On June 21, from 8:30 to 3:00, The Square will be filled with visitors coming to see a congregation of talented artists, food vendors, musicians, and more. Although the event celebrates the blooming time of one of our favorite herbs, at the heart of it all is the artists and crafters that bring the square to life with sights, sounds, smells, and spirit. The artists this year are reason enough to make it down to the festival. Their booths will display their best work for visitors to see and have

the opportunity to take some unique and local art home. As you are serenaded by the sounds of Four-Leaf Peat, Tim & Liz, Allen McBride and more, you can move about taking in all the delights of the festival. One of my favorite artists this year, who has participated in the festival every year, is Jeri Landers. Landers is an author and illustrator of the Hopalong Jack and other children’s books, filled with beautiful detailed illustrations of woodland creatures and the stories of their lives. Jeri’s booth is usually decked out with detailed décor invoking the spirit of her art. If you would like a preview

Artist of the Month

Melissa Bishop of her work, visit her website at As your eyes travel about Jeri’s illustrations, a heavenly scent will pull you towards the booth of Marie Bullock. Marie is a crafter of aroma and creates sachets, pomanders and topiaries in lavender and rose, but her specialty is herbal teas. This year she will be handing out samples of her own blends

of Lavender Green Rooibos, unusual, one of a kind pieces and Red Spice teas. Marie’s of jewelry in many medibackground and education is ums. Willmann is known for in the fine arts: a disher Tree Chimes which are cipline and approach repurposed vintage she uses in her toys, silver tea pots, creations of all creamers and sugars, things herbal. horse tack and many more unusual items, emBeyond Marie’s bellished with natural booth, the sight and stones, handmade smells of Anne glass beads, and handFreels’ work will carved wood and draw you in with the spirit of other natural matradition. Corn husk dolls are terials.  one of her specialties and she places them among her own Janet Avery of Tin blends of herbs she collects Can Alley: Repurand dries herself to make posed & Reloved her own skin care line called transforms items often misAnnie Egypt Herbals. Her taken as trash into works of products include handmade art. She handcrafts tin cans, herbal soaps, face and body lids, bottle tops and pop tops creams, body oils, anointing into monogrammed planters, oils, bath salts and eye pil- owl planters, flowers buckets lows (made with lavender and and tin men. She is new to The whole flax seed). Lavender Festival this year and she is bringing not only There are a couple of artists her visual art, but her edible of the reused and repurposed, art as well with pie. Apple, both offering their own style cherry and peach pie that are and medium. For Robyn Will- baked in a certified kitchen mann, it is all about vintage and is so darned special silverware, old coins, and (See ‘Artists’ on page 49)

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Hot Fun in the Summertime Howdy Folks! It’s Carl again and it’s SUMMER which means it’s time for me to get out and hang glide, play baseball, hike the Smokies or Jet Ski my favorite lake. Okay, so maybe I get tuckered out tying my danged shoes so, at my age, it might be time to start looking for some things to do more in line with my age and wrinkly constitution. Let’s give it some thinkun.

that your seasoned citizen is protected from the sun with a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen, and most importantly that they drink plenty of water. Here’s some stuff even an oldster like me might enjoy for Summer Warm weather and sunshine in the summer just makes everyone want to be outside, and there are many fun ways you can enjoy the outdoors. Talk a walk during the cooler parts of the day. Go to the local park and have a picnic. Play croquet or visit a miniature golf course, enjoy a local pool, and even better, see if the pool has senior water aerobics, as this can be a great low-impact activity for us oldsters.

While summer offers many choices for interesting activities for old folks like me, make sure to be cautious with physical activities to be certain elderly folks don’t overexert themselves. Keep an eye on the temperature and/or humidity and plan outdoor activities during the morning or evening when it is coolest. Many senior citizens enjoyed When outdoors, make certain a variety of outdoor activities

Comfort Corner “Carl” when they were younger, and there is no reason that, if interested, we can’t as we get older. The key is to find a way to still participate safely and comfortably. For example, seniors can do some simple gardening. Raised planters and beds are a way to make this easier on the elderly person. Or find a great local fishing hole and help the senior citizen enjoy fishing again. If they are like me, they can tell some whoppers about the big-un that got away. Bird-watching is another interesting activity, and even if the elderly person can no longer go on long bird-watching hikes, you can still set up a variety of feeders in the yard where them little tweeters can be seen and enjoyed by everyone. Summer Games, Hobbies, Arts and Crafts Games, hobbies and crafts are fun year round, but you can adapt many to be a little “different” in the summertime,

to vary the experience for the senior. And again, the key here is to draw on a lifetime of interests of the elderly person. For example, does he or she love to cook or bake? Then consider using fresh fruits and vegetables that you harvested to create pies, breads, or meals. Help them with the cooking or baking if they have trouble with any of it. Take puzzles, board games and cards outdoors! Or bring outdoor summer games indoors by throwing a beach-ball or playing beanbag games. Arts and crafts can be tailored to the season as

well, using summer or holiday/ patriotic themes.

Other fun group senior activities for the summer can include ice cream socials, karaoke night, or even plan a summer book club where everyone reads or discusses a summerthemed book. And if reading is a challenge for your group of elderly, then consider using a “book on tape” for everyone to listen to, which sometimes can be more fun than doing the reading!

Summertime activities for senior citizens can be fun and an enjoyable way to experi(See ‘Fun’ on page 45)

There are 1,600 known species of starfishes in the world.

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Brain Training Exercises - Even the Baby Boomers Want

/ This article from Joanne Gailar first appear in our June 2006 issue. r Have you ever heard n of Beryl Pfizer? m Well, I hadn’t eie ther—until one n of my e-mail corb respondents sent s me Pfizer’s “reme- dy” for memory problems: f “I write down everything I want to remember. That way, inr stead of spending a lot of time n trying to remember what it is I n wrote down, I spend the time o looking for the paper I wrote it h down on.” s Since I do the same thing, it e wouldn’t surprise me if Beryl e were an “old fogy” like me—or that we have lots of company in our age group. However, r what does amaze me is “noted d trend spotter Faith Popcorn’s... - predict[ion] that 2006 will see baby boomers swapping their

personal trainers for ‘brain trainers’ (to help hone mental ability and ward off Alzheimer ’s)” (AARP March 2006). Baby boomers? Like my three “children”? You bet! According to Fred Chernow, author of “The Sharp Mind” and retired professor of psychology at St. John’s University in N.Y., “On average, individuals begin forgetting at age 35. ...You start forgetting—misplacing car keys or glasses. It progresses to ‘where did I park the car?’” Chernow suggests “simple exercises, such as memorizing license plates of surrounding cars when you’re stuck in traffic [to] help ward off mental flab” (

This ‘n That Joanne Gailar own new license plate, and, as for “brain trainers,” who needs them when Internet Site Google lists over 12 million doit-yourself entries for “memory loss prevention”?

berries, broccoli, spinach, carrots, etc); “Drink alcohol in moderation, if at all)”; “Manage your stress”; “Protect your head when exercising”; “Stop smoking”; and “Talk to your doctor.” ( health/memory-loss/”) Similar suggestions are given at other health sites, along with such additional ones as drinking plenty of water, getting plenty of rest, decreasing your use of nonprescription medication, and keeping your blood pressure at or below 130/85 (

Checking out a dozen or so of these,” I did, indeed, find many suggestions, including advice on health, practices to follow regularly, mind exercises, prescription drugs, and more. Practical directives to aid failing memories include: follow Not surprisingly, perhaps, a routine; make associations Mayo Clinic includes the fol- (connect things in your mind), lowing life style for maintaining such as using landmarks to mental acuity: Stay physically help you find places; keep a active; “Develop healthy eating detailed calendar; put imporForget it, Fred! I have trou- habits” (“foods high in anti- tant items, such as your keys ble enough remembering my oxidants,” such as oranges, in the same place every time; repeat names when you meet new people; do things that keep your mind and body busy; and run though the ABCs in your head to help you think of words you’re having trouble remembering (family

Then, Internet site Intelihealth. com recommends using a calendar or electronic organizer to keep appointment and other important dates...have this with you for easy reference, and keep your address book (See ‘Brain’ on page 18)

The ancient Egyptians recommended mixing half an onion...

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Now Where Was I? This article from Judy DiGre- hair’s not gray. It’s platinum. gorio first appear in our May In any case, I don’t worry about my brain’s functional 2009 issue. capacity. I worry about its dysfunctional caIs there a connection pacity, specifically between gray hair my problem with and gray matter in absentmindedthe brain?  Does ness. one fade with the other?  No, I I am not ashamed firmly believe that the of being absentmindbrain’s functional capacity does not fade with one’s hair ed.  Even the renowned color.  Of course, I’m not really theoretical physicist, Albert an expert on this because my Einstein, was reputed to be absentminded. Imagine the kind of grocery list he might have written while working on his theory of relativity.  Buy protons, neutrons, and croutons. I certainly do not compare myself to Einstein, or FrankEinstein as my grandson, Tailen, used to call him. I am not a theoretical physicist. However, I do have a couple

I followed his exact instruc- didn’t blow off because it was tions and promptly carried so full of loose change, makeJudy up, and toys. People off the mail – and the Jabber waved to me all wire basket. Of the way home, course, I sheepJudy and I waved ishly brought back. I didn’t DiGregorio t h e e m p t y realize they basket back were pointof theories as to what causes later. ing to the absentmindedness. purse on top Now what of my car. Now where was I? Oh, yes, was I talking absentmindedness. Data about? Oh, Though my overload is one cause of ab- yes, absentchildren are sentmindedness. My stomach mindedness. now grown, I suffers gastric distress from M o t h e r h o o d still endure epia heavy meal such as anti- also causes absodes of absentmindpasto, spaghetti with meat- sentmindedness. edness. Not long ago, I balls, garlic bread, and pecan There are just too many praline cheesecake.  My brain things for a mother to remem- visited a local fitness club reacts the same way when it ber. One morning I picked to exercise. I unpacked my attempts to digest too much up my children from nursery tee shirt, shorts, sneakers, data.   In effect, the overdose school and set my purse on and socks and changed to makes my brain burp.  Some top of the car as I buckled my workout clothes.  Then data inevitably leaks out. their squirming bodies into the I headed to the abdominal seatbelts.  Then I drove away bars.  As I walked, I glanced On my first day at work as a with the purse resting comfort(See ‘Where’ on page 45) college freshman in the library, ably on the luggage rack.  It my anxiety level rose to the height of a tidal wave.  Nervously I listened to the head librarian’s long and confusing recitation of my assigned duties.  Then my mind blotted out everything but the last words he uttered. “Take the mail in the wire basket over there downstairs to Mr. Proctor’s office.”

with beer foam as a way of warding off death.

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Spider Webs & Morning Dew The other morning Nancy and I went bike riding early before the sun came up in full view. We saw the most astounding sight. Spider webs were hanging everywhere clearly defined by the morning dew. Dew drops of beauty defined the work of the night. The symmetrical webs hanging in suspension revealed beads of moisture lined in perfect rows. This portrait of an architectural wonder caused me to pause and offer the following observations.

in the morning. In the Psalms and in the ancient church it Spiritually was readily recognized that Speaking the early morning held something special with respect to Dr. Curtis seeing and listening for God. McClane God’s revelation of self is unique in the morning before God to help define and frame the day for us.

2. Order and purpose point to the Creator. The divine beads of moisture-laden orbs point to a bigger and first Cause. If even the little spider has purpose, does not that in and of itself point to an ultimate purpose? the day dawns. Before the Purpose gives depth and 1. Some things you cannot hustle and bustle of the “tyr- substance to our very breath. see unless you get up early anny of the urgent” we allow It is exciting to know every morning that the world does not revolve around me, and that a greater purpose guides my life. It is the little, mundane, material things of this world that give a peak into the Ultimate Purpose. 3. A Christian perspective of the world is imbued with divine aesthetics. The beauty of creation is evident every-

where we look. It is indeed the handiwork of God and has divine fingerprints all over it. Just the other evening I witnessed a double rainbow as I drove into the east end of Oak Ridge. The richly define colors against that dark, angry blue of the storm clouds was a wonder to behold. Rainbows, dew, spider webs and spiders—it all works together to produce a divine palate of aesthetic quality far beyond what our feeble minds can conceive of! 4. Diversity and individuality are important within the community. The community of spiders must be myriad. We saw hundreds upon hundreds of webs hanging in lifeless suspension. And yet, each spider web was woven in a unique way, and not exactly like an-

other one around. Within the community of humankind God has created each one of us with diverse personalities and unique gifts. What a testimony to the multifaceted essence of God himself! Water and web. Divine drops of heavenly pearls. Beauty suspended between heaven and earth. Open your eyes today early and see what God has in store for your faith walk!

About the author... Curtis D. McClane is in his 10th year as the Minister of Highland View Church of Christ in Oak Ridge. He has recently published a book on Christian hospitality, The Habitat of Hospitality: Being Jesus for a World in Need, that can be ordered at www.

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Brain (Continued from page 15) updated and easily accessible.

California is the second-largest cheesemaking state after Wisconsin.

Knoxville News Sentinel; and woman’s last name again? practice memory exercises before I to go to sleep at night. About the author... (These include going through Joanne’s publications include the alphabet and seeing how many animals I can recall at each letter—e.g., antelope, ape, aardvark, alligator, armadillo, at “a”—and then doing the same with fruits and vegetables.)

When it comes to prescription drugs, there is none that can prevent age-related memory loss or reverse it, but drugs—such as those with the In addition, I tack brand names on the kitchen bulAricept, Remiletin board really nyl, Exelon, important info (such and Cognex, as Norman’s prescripimprove the tion medicines and the symptoms of moderate dementia ( I n - amount of pancreatine to mix with our dog Freude’s food and the amount of time—20 What do I do to ward off mem- minutes—to let it sit before ory loss? In addition to some giving it to her); keep a small of the suggestions mentioned tablet with a running grocery above, such as making a daily list (and, on the back cover, “do” list” and keeping an ap- write down the brand names pointment book (although I to look for or avoid). occasionally forget to look at it at and once missed an ORICL And, finally, one of my favorite lecture that I really wanted to ways of trying to keep my hear), I work the New York memory sharp is to write colTimes crossword puzzle in umns, including some inspired the Oak Ridger on Mondays, by the quip with which I started Tuesdays, and Wednesdays; this column—the one by Berunscramble the “Jumble” in the what was that

20 articles on Soviet Civil Defense (during her career in the Nuclear Division and Energy Systems); the book, “Oak

Ridge and Me: From Youth to Maturity”; and essays in “These Are Our Voices: The Story of Oak Ridge, 1943-70”.

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In astronomy, a white dwarf is the dense, burned-out remains of a star; a stellar corpse.

The Front Porch This article from Bena Mae would gather in the evening to Seivers first appear in our sit a spell and cool off and talk June 2006 issue. over the events of the day. It was a scenario straight ”Nobody thought out of a Norman Rockmuch about the well painting. My fafront porch when ther would be sitmost Americans ting in a rocker had them and reading the eveused them. The ning paper while great American front my mother sat in porch was just there, open the swing, fanning herand sociable, an unassigned self with an old funeral home part of the house that be- fan as she made conversation longed to everyone and no with the neighbor next door. one, a place for family and Meanwhile, we kids sat on friends to pass the time.” the steps and watched for the occasional car to come down —Rochlin, The Front Porch, the road while we waited for in Home, Sweet Home the streetlights to come on. In summertimes past, the front porch was the social center of We made a game of guessing the neighborhood. Or at least the make or model of each it was when I was growing up. car. This wasn’t too hard since It was the place where families there weren’t that many cars

Senior Living Bena Mae

Seivers on the road in those days. When we had finished naming Buicks, Chevrolets, Fords, Dodges and Plymouths, we had just about run out of models. Except when the rare Cadillac or Chrysler came along. Now that would set us to buzzing. We knew it had to be someone visiting from up North, someone from Cincinnatti or Detroit who had left our small town for big wages in the city. Seems like they always came back with exciting tales about how grand their lives had become, talking in that newly acquired big-city accent they had picked up since moving away. And they went on and on about how they could never again live in a one-horse town where nothing ever happened. But we couldn’t help noticing they came back home a lot. If it was canning season, Mama, believing that many

hands made light work, would bring out a bushel of peaches to peel, or green beans to string and break up. Neighbor women, seeing this as an opportunity for socializing and catching up on the latest gossip, would come over and help. It was easy to see when the gossip started heating up. Their busy hands would literally fly. As a rule, the radio would be on and we could hear it playing through the open window from inside the living room. When it came time for Lum and Abner, the talking ceased because that was one of our favorite programs. As we listened and laughed at the antics of the two old codgers, we just knew there was a real Jot ‘em Down Store in a place called Pine Ridge, Arkansas. And don’t try to tell us Squire Skimp, Grandpappy Spears,

and Cedric Wehunt weren’t real people. We knew better. Along about dusky dark, the children in the neighborhood gathered in our yard to play hide-and-go-seek. The dim bulb from the streetlight on the corner added an eerie presence to the game, casting ominous shadows all around and making the person who was “it” afraid to venture into the dark to find the others. Meanwhile, the children who were too young to keep up, amused themselves by catching lightning bugs and putting them in a jar...or sitting on the porch and listening to the grownups talk grownup talk. When my brother started tuning up his flat-top guitar, I abandoned my playmates and made my way to the porch to (See ‘Porch on page 53)

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The simple act of walking requires the use of 200 muscles in the human body...

Pedaling at Norris Paddle Adventures Imagine riding a bike on water; pedaling your way across a lake with a fishing pole and tackle box by your side so that you can haul in the big one as

bobs along on the peaceful waters. And while you cruise along at 4 to 10 miles per hour, you don’t have to worry about hitting a spot of sand

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Melissa Bishop fun, doesn’t it? You can do all this on a hydrobike.

you peddle back to shore. Or maybe just a drink and a sandwich stowed away so that you can have a picnic as your bike

Hydrobikes have been around since 1989 and have gained popularity over the decades and now they have come to Norris Paddle Adventures for you to rent and experience them for yourself. Owner John Marquis opened his watercraft-rental business in 2013 with kayaks (both single and tandem), canoes, and stand-up paddle boards, but the hydrobikes are a new adthat will send you flying into dition for 2014 summer fun. the concrete. And unless you tried really hard to flip over, Located at Norris Dam Marina, you won’t. Sounds safe and Norris Paddle Adventures offers self-guided rentals of all their watercrafts and you can rent one for an hour, a half day, or for a full day to cruise around Norris Lake, getting your outdoor exercise as your trip will be powered by your own muscle. Although, hydrobikes tend to be a little easier to manage than regular bikes because there is less friction in the water and no hills.

If any of the available watercrafts are new to you, John and his staff not only provide all the equipment you will need, but they will also give instruction on how to safely handle yourself and your craft of choice in the water. John is an experienced outdoor recreation specialist. He relocated to our area last year from Maine, where he spent over a decade as a guide for LL Bean. Since coming to the Knoxville area, he has developed new outdoor programs for River Sports Outfitters. He created a new series of recreation programs and served as a guide and trainer for the staff.

But John was drawn away from working on Fort Loudon Lake by Norris Lake’s call of scenery and clean waters. He couldn’t have picked a better place; a state park and wildlife sanctuary. He opened Norris Paddle Adventures in May of 2013 and it has quickly grown as a popular place to get the instruction and even the certification needed for watercraft sports. Instruction is available year round and lessons include a one-hour tutorial and rental. You will be in safe hands as John is also certified in wilderness first-aid and fitness and sports nutrition. (See ‘Paddle’ on page 49)

40 or so will lift your leg and move it forward. The Oak Ridge Community Band/Wind Ensemble will continue the summer series (Continued from page 10) of Community Band perforare still accepting students. mances on July 4, August 3, A full schedule of classes and and September 1. There is no workshops is available at the admission fee for the summer Art Center or on the website.  concerts, and Razzleberry’s Summer classes are sched- Ice Cream Lab will provide uled to begin the week of June cool refreshments during the 16 through 20. For more infor- programs. The public is enmation on exhibitions, classes couraged to bring lawn chairs and other upcoming Art Center or blankets for outdoor seating activities, call (865) 482-1441, around the Performing Arts or visit our Facebook page or Pavilion. For more informawebsite at www.oakridgeart- tion call 865-482-3568 or visit


Visions Magazine, June 2014, Page 21 Oak Ridge Civic Ballet As- emy again this year. Details nity Orchestra’s next perforsociation hosts two sum- on this special event will be mance will be at the Secret mer camps each year. The announced soon. The next City Festival in Oak Ridge on Saturday morning, Summer Dance Camp June 14th. Stop by the is for dancers of all ages pavilion and listen to the and abilities and the PreOak Ridge Community Pointe Camp/Pointe InOrchestra from 11:15 am tensive is for ballerinas to 11:45 am. It’s FREE who expect to be starting entertainment. You will pointe in the next two enjoy the program of popyears as well as current ular renditions: music en pointe ballerinas lookfrom the movies with highing for additional summer lights from Jurassic Park, training. More information and The Lord of the Rings can be found at www. (The Fellowship of the Rings); jazz from the big Music Arts School conband era in A Salute to the tinues to offer opportuniBig Bands; and favorite ties for those individuals Broadway hits in Curtain interested in learning to Up! For more informaplay an instrument or tion, visit the orchestra’s for any current musician website: www.oakridgewanting to learn a few new skills. Visit their website at www.musiFor further information about any of these excitThe Oak Ridge Playhouse production is the All-American ing events, contact the Arts and Junior Playhouse are Musical “1776” opening in Council Office at 482-4432 planning a Summer Acad- July. Other Mainstage shows or visit the ACOR website at next year include,”Vanya and www.artscouncilofoakridge. Sonia and Masha and Spike,” org. If you have a smart“A Christmas Story, the Musi- phone or tablet download cal (rights pending),” “The our free app to keep updatMan Who Came to Dinner,” ed. Search Oak Ridge Arts and “A Little Night Music.” Council to find the new app. JR Playhouse shows include “Sarah Plain and Tall” and About the author... “13 Bells of Bogelwood.” For more information or to order Jim Dodson is the Executive tickets visit www.orplayhouse. Director of the Arts Council com or call 865-482-9999. of Oak Ridge and can be reached at 482-4432 or via his The Oak Ridge Commu- email:

Starring Bob Keeshan, Captain Kangaroo was the first...

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Lavender Festival Herb Luncheon The annual Herbal Luncheon, a Lavender Festival event, will

be held the day before the Lavender Festival on Friday, June 20th at noon under the festival tent. The speaker this

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year is Jim Brown of Honey Rock Herb Farm in Louisville. Jim is a beekeeper and longtime participant in Lavender Festival. “The Herbs and the Bees” is the topic of his talk and a very important issue today. Harp Music will be provided by Becky Hook. The herbal luncheon will be prepared by Birdwell Catering. Reservations are required by Saturday, June 14th, and they are $20, cash or check only. Please call 865483-0961 to reserve your spot.

2:00 - Good Thyme Ceilidh Band

Thanks to Lavender Festival Sponsors

(Continued from page 5) the morning of the festival. Bring your basket to stock up on the freshest local produce, grass-fed meat, honey, eggs, cheese, and baked goods. Music 9:00 - Allen McBride and Kat Starr 10:00 - Liz and Tim 11:00 - Early Bird Special 12:00 - Might House Band

The major sponsors of this year’s festival are A Friend of the Lavender Festival who wants to remain anonymous, Cowperwood C o m p a n y, Canterfield of Oak Ridge, and Covenant Senior Health. Other sponsors are TN Bank, Doubletree Hotel, East TN F.A.R.M, Eckert Chiropractic, Home Helpers, Anderson County Visions Magazine, and Citizens First Bank, and precision printing. For more information about the Lavender Festival, please visit

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TV network kids show in the United States. CBS launched it in 1954.

Tarantulas and Past Birthdays “Do you think they put the checked in on Friday evetarantula back in its cage, ning, the two guides gave us Grandma,” a small voice a short orientation. whispered. When it was pitch dark outgan the I opened one eye and stared side, we betour of into my grandson’s face m o o n l i g h t the zoo. Rain was pressed nose to nose pouring down so we against mine. His tiny donned our arms clutched my neck. The dim glow ponchos. Although we had of a nightlight reflected a row of sleeping bags with tousled heads sticking out the tops. As a treat for my then six-year old grandson’s birthday, we were spending the night in a cabin at the zoo as part of the “Bedtime with the Beasts” program. The zoo brochure promised moonlight tours and animal encounters. Tailen and I both looked forward to the adventure. After our group of eight

brought f l a s h lights, only the guides were allowed to use them because too many flashing lights disturbed the animals.


Judy Jabber Judy DiGregorio The night was so black that we couldn’t see our hands in front of our faces. We cautiously tripped along a dirt road lined with trees and bushes on our way to the main zoo area. A low-hanging branch slapped me in the face, and I stepped into several puddles and potholes. Rain pelted us from every direction. Soon the only dry spot on my body was my left tonsil. My grandson’s night vision was considerably better than mine so he did not fall into any mud puddles. He jumped into them on purpose. The guides lectured on various exhibits as we slopped along, but we saw no animals. They had enough sense to stay out of the rain and snored peacefully in their cages. They were dry. Due to the persistent downpour, the night tour finally had to be canceled. We splashed back to the cabin for an indoor program. By now it was 9 P.M. and I longed for a soft, warm

We shook ourselves like wet dogs as we removed our ponchos and muddy shoes. Then we gathered in a circle on the rug. The guides took turns retrieving animals for our hands-on encounters such as a silky-soft chinchilla, a prickly hedgehog rolled into a little ball, a hissing cockroach, a screech owl, a snake, a large bull frog, and a gecko. The last beast of the evening was the tarantula. It looked scary, but we lightly touched its fuzzy back. Tailen was ecstatic with each new creature he met. Finally, at 11 P.M. we collapsed onto our sleeping bags and drifted off to the sound of the lions roaring in the distance. I don’t know how many times Tailen woke me to ask about the tarantula, but it was not a restful night.

We arose at 7 A.M for a breakfast of muffins and cereal. Then off we went for an early morning tour in the sunshine with the cool air smelling of honeysuckle. The animals were alert and standing near the front of their cages awaiting their breakfast so this time we saw all of them. It was an enjoyable way to end our zoo adventure. “Bedtime with the Beasts” was a worthwhile and special way to celebrate to celebrate Tailen’s 6th birthday, but I’m thankful he did not ask to do it again for his 7th.

About the author... Judy Lockhart DiGregorio is a local humorist and speaker and the author of Life Among the Lilliputians, Memories of a Loose Woman, and Jest Judy (CD). This column is reprinted from Life Among the Lilliputians with permission of Celtic Cat Publishing.

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Defense (Continued from page 12) colonies. After the first military confrontation at Lexington and Concord just a year before the historic Independence Hall, the Second Continental Congress met at Philadelphia in May 1775, and from this delegation from the various colonies grew the Declaration of Independence.” “Were the impulses of conscience clear, uniform, and irresistibly obeyed, man would need no other lawgiver.” --Thomas Paine, Common Sense, l776. If all of us were angels, there’d be no need for laws. The power of Paine’s Common Sense in galvanizing the colonists in America by his eloquent reasoning and recitation of facts can scarcely be understated. By the time Thomas Jefferson sat down to draft the Declaration of independence in June

Hollywood actress Joan Crawford had her back teeth removed...

1776, minds were pretty much Happiness.” made up that war against BritThe Declaration of Indepenain was a necessity. dence is on display for the The Declaration of Indepen- public in the national Archives dence is a magnificent dec- building in Washington, D.C. laration of the reasons why The text of the document is, of people have the right to break course, readily available with a away from a government and computer “search” and is also set up a different government available in our libraries. It is for themselves. It sets out the well worth the time to read the reasons for the thirteen colo- actual document. nies break with Britain, which had in fact occurred a year Revolt was a fundamental necessity according to those before July 4, 1776. behind the Declaration of As a larger symbol though, it Independence. John Adams states why a people have the and Abigail Adams wrote letright to split from a govern- ters in June 1776 while John ment that oppresses them. It Adams was in Philadelphia asserted certain natural rights working on the Declaration of including the right of revolu- Independence. Canada had tion. The most famous line in fallen to the British. In June this document that gave birth 1776, the British sent troops to the independent colonies is and ships to quarantine and this: “We hold these truths to control Boston, the hometown be self-evident, that all men of the Adams’. In their letters, are created equal, that they the Adams’ took it for granted are endowed by their Cre- that the 13 American colonies ator with certain unalienable were the next military target of Rights that among these are the British. John Adams writes Life, Liberty and the pursuit of about what had been happening in the colonies during the previous six months. Throughout the colonies in churches, in taverns, in legislative assemblies of the colonies, in the newspapers, there had been vociferous debate about

the colonies declaring their independence from Britain. This declaration was adopted in what is now known as Independence Hall in Philadelphia, though at the time it was called Carpenters Hall. Britain provoked the colonists and those acts that provoked the colonists are itemized by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence. On June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia resolved before Congress that “These United colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent States.” It was this motion that resulted in a committee being appointed consisting of Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Robert Livingston, and Roger Sherman to draft a

formal declaration of independence. The draft was almost totally the work of Thomas Jefferson. He wrote it in June 1776, and it was passed on July 2, with 12 colonies voting in favor and N.Y. temporarily abstaining. Two changes were made. In the draft, all the British people as well as the British government were condemned but that was removed as going too far--just the king was condemned. Also Jefferson’s condemnation of England allowing slave trade to continue in the colonies, at the insistence of pro-slave Southern delegates, was removed. The slave issue was a problem for the colonists in the Declaration of Independence, just as it was later in drafting (See ‘Defense’ on page 46)

to make her cheekbones more prominent.

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Mt. Cloud Mountain: Worth the Steep, Curvy Drive About six miles northeast of LaFollette, TN, there is a mountain called Mt. Cloud. Last fall, my friend Margie and I went up the curvy road to the top of that mountain and had lunch at McCloud Restaurant. The food was marvelous and the view was magnificent. McCloud Mountain Restaurant

and Lodge is located on a 1300 acre tract of land at an elevation of 2700 feet, atop the Cumberland Mountains. From the top you can get a splendid view of the valley below, Norris Lake, House Mountain, Clinch Mountain, and the Smoky Mountains.

Harvey LaFollette, the founder of LaFollette, purchased Easy the1300 acres of land and Getaways chose to have his summer home there. In l953 Jim McMelanie Cloud purchased the land and began sightseeing tours Harless of the mountain with its many overlooks, natural bridges, we saw framed posters from waterfalls, and amazing rock the late 50’s and early 60’s which Jim McCloud used to draw people onto Mt. Cloud, and also framed photos of the tour bus that he used to bring visitors onto the trail. The old posters advertised “An Experience into Nature” and the South’s most unique scenic view for $1.20 adult ticket and 60c for children. Sights listed that one could see included Deadhorse Lookout and Elephant Mouth Springs among others. One of the first sights we saw coming up the mountain was Deadhorse Lookout.

formations. In 1991 a group of investors (Mt. Cloud) purchased the land from Jim McCloud’s daughter Ann Robertson and began developing the property. Paul R. Fields, developer of Deerfield Resort and Joseph G. Coker, local attorney, are the present day owners.

The history of this unique place begins in 1893, when On our visit to the restaurant,

After making our way up the approximately two and a half mile curvy road to the top, we were delighted when we saw the restaurant and two lodge buildings which are inside an area enclosed with a stone wall fence which made me think of olden days. Right before we got there, we were surprised to see buffalo roaming inside a fenced area, which also made me think of olden times.

We did not visit the lodge, but on their website, each room appears to be quite nice and large with all the amenities and spectacular views from their private balconies. I think it would be lovely to wake up there when the fog covers the valley below and order breakfast in my room or go over to the restaurant and eat a scrumptious breakfast as the sun burns the clouds away.

be delicious because our lunch was very good. It took a bit of time for our food to be served as they cook it after you order it, but we didn’t mind waiting as it is a place to relax, talk, and enjoy the panoramic views out the windows. When the food came, we enjoyed every bite. We both ended up getting the fried grouper sandwich, with French fries and coleslaw. The grouper was so

I’m sure the breakfast would

(See ‘Cloud’ on page 44)

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The longest lightning flashes measured have been 20 miles in length.

What is Mind-Body Medicine? If you ask the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) they’ll tell you it’s a field that “uses a variety of techniques designed to enhance the mind’s capacity to affect bodily function and symptoms.” The standard treatment approaches used in mind-body medicine include meditation, prayer, and creative outlets. This is a good start, but in my experience teaching and practicing mind-body medi-

cine, I’ve found that it is so much more. Traditionally, people tend to think of mind body medicine when they think about stress. And yes – mind body medicine is a great way to handle stress and stress-related problems. But stress management is only a small part of what you can do when you start integrating your thoughts and feelings with your body. Stress management is mostly about getting rid of emotional distress and mental anxiety. But what if you want more than that? All kinds of research is being done on the power, not only of negative emotions, but also positive emotions to affect your physical well-being, your long-term health, and your longevity. Socrates made the case that happiness is the highest good for any human being - and it’s also the fundamental motivation for the things we do. Now, he was not advocating total hedonism - quite the contrary. He (and his more modern happiness theorists) contended that true happiness is not momentary gratification but the natural outcome of a life well lived. What is the history of

Special Guest Georgette

Samaras mind-body medicine? Most ancient healing practices, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic medicine, emphasize the links between the mind and the body. Western medical views were shaped by systems of thought that emphasized the opposite -- the mind and body are separate. In 1964, psychiatrist George Solomon noticed that people with rheumatoid arthritis got worse when they were depressed. He began to investigate the impact emotions had on inflammation and the immune system in general. The new field was called psychoneuroimmunology (“psycho” for psychology; “neuro”

for neurology, or nervous with suspicion, mind-body system; and “immunology” for programs are now established in our community and at presimmunity). tigious medical schools in the In the 1960s and early 1970s, United States and around the a physician named Herbert world. Benson, who coined the term “relaxation response,” studied Aspen Health and Healing how meditation could affect Center now offers Mind-Body blood pressure. More under- Skills Group. The mind-body standing of the mind-body skills group is an educational link came in 1975, when psy- program designed to help chologist Robert Ader showed people embrace a unique apthat mental and emotional proach to health and wellness cues could affect the immune and adopt new attitudes about health and healing. In this prosystem. gram, group participants have Today, there is growing evi- the opportunity to learn and dence of the immense healing practice a variety of mind-body potential of this program for techniques: diverse populations. These • Meditation include healthy people who • Guided Imagery want to enhance self-aware- • Breath Work ness and well-being as well as • Movement those with clinical conditions, • Journal Writing such as cancer, depression, • Drawing anxiety, chronic pain and • Autogenic Training (selfsevere stress, particularly hypnosis) when used in combination • Biofeedback (using the with conventional health-care body’s natural abilities to reservices. No longer viewed (See ‘Medicine on page 53)

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Sir Galahad’s father was Sir Lancelot.

Cats have no ability to taste sweet things.

ORCO at Secret City Fest While you attend the Secret City Festival in Oak Ridge on Saturday morn- ing, June 14 t h , stop by the pavilion and listen to the Oak Ridge Community Orchestra from 11:15 am to 11:45 am. It’s FREE entertainment. You will enjoy the program of popular renditions: music from the movies with Highlights from Jurassic

Park, and The Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Rings); jazz from the big band era in A Salute to the Big Bands; and favorite Broadway hits in Curtain Up!

Five-Thousand, Serenade in Blue, and Sing, Sing, Sing. Curtain Up features the famous Broadway tunes: Don’t Rain On My Parade, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, If He Walked Into My Life, One, The Phantom Of The Opera, and that rousing chorus, There’s No Business Like A Salute to the Big Show Business. Bands includes memorable melodies, such as: April in The Pavilion is the location Paris, I’m Getting’ Sentimental (See ‘ORCO’ on page 41) Over You, Pennsylvania Six-

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Myrick Build Ground Breaking Ceremony Ground Breaking Ceremony Saturday, June 7 at 10am Valley View Lane, Heiskell The Honorary Committee for the Myrick Build along with the Board of Directors and Staff of Habitat for Humanity of Anderson County, on behalf of Tim and Teresa Myrick, a request the honor of your presence at this Groundbreaking Ceremony.

check to: Myrick Build/HFHAC 111 Randolph Road Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Directions to build site and ceremony: From Clinton HWY, take Wolf Valley Road, turn right onto Heiskell Road (there will be balloons there on the day of the ceremony), turn left onto Den Lane, turn right onto Valley View Lane. We are about $20,000 away Lot #54 is on the left next to from our goal! As soon as we 115 Valley View Lane. reach it we begin construction. ORNL and ORAU along Honorary Committee: Jim with friends of the Myricks Hardy, chair, Jim Bailey, Gerhave contributed or pledged ald Boyd, Linda and Walt over $60,000. If you or some- Brown, Jim Campbell, Pat one you know would like to Fain, Dan Hurst, Andy Page, pay tribute to the Myricks by Bill Reis, Jeff Smith, Ray donating to this build, please Smith, Bear Stephenson, call 482-7713, visit our web- Peggy and Dan Terpstra and site at, or mail Tom Tuck.

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Singer Glen Campbell subbed for Beach Boy Brian Wilson during their 1965 tour.

Saving for a Rainy Day—Why, How Much, How and Where? When God told Noah and his neighbors to get ready for the rain, he gave them a lot of time to prepare. Noah prepared, his neighbors did not. When the rains came, Noah was ready and his neighbors were not. The rain will come, it always does. In fact, just a few weeks ago, it was my turn to get rained on! I opened the door to our finished basement, intending to put some things away, and it smelled…weird. So I turned on the light and cautiously crept downstairs. When I stepped off the stairs onto the carpeted floor, the source of the musty smell became clear as I found my toes covered in water!

I learned money may not be able to buy happiness, but it sure can help out in an emergency! The quickest way out of our particular emergency (a faulty water heater installation causing pipes to bulge and burst throughout the basement), was to call in the professionals, a top-notch plumber and a water damage expert. Within hours, the water heater was replaced and the pipes were fixed (up to code this time!). Within days, the carpet and walls were dry due to equipment designed to suck massive amounts of water out of carpet and six industrial-sized fans that turned our basement into a wind tunnel. As you might imagine, all

Provident Living

Heidi Greenhalgh this skill and equipment came with a hefty price tag, ironically, just under our homeowners insurance deductible. No amount of personal skill or preparation could have remedied our situation because we just didn’t have the right tools for the job. Our best preparation came in the form of our emergency savings account which downgraded this “emergency” into a nuisance. A rainy day fund, also known as an emergency savings account, helps protect you when life’s emergencies happen, both big and little. It is one of the first and most vital steps on your road to living a more self-reliant and provident life because if you can’t take care of yourself, you will never be in a position to help others. AN EMERGENCY FUND, BUT WHY? Unfortunately, many of us teeter along a precarious financial ledge, living paycheck to paycheck. We spend what we earn, ra-

tionalizing all the little purchases away, but one wrong step (or blown tire, or broken washer) can send us plunging down towards disaster. Unexpected expenses happen all the time, not just sometimes. A few examples include, job loss; moving expenses due to a job relocation; medical emergencies or long-term illnesses that exceed the portion covered by insurance; death of the primary breadwinner and/or unexpected funeral expenses; and major home or auto repair not covered by insurance. If you have ever had to put XY or Z on the credit card because you didn’t have enough money to pay for it, then you need an emergency savings account. Pronto!

standard rule of thumb is to keep three to six months of living expenses tucked away in a savings account. However, with ongoing job security woes and longer rates of unemployment, some experts are recommending nine months to a year of liquid cash. If your monthly expenses total $3,500 per month, you should have $21,000 for six months tucked away in an online savings account somewhere or $42,000 for an entire year (one income-families with kids should have up to a year’s worth of savings).

Gaa! That’s a lot of money! Before you get too overwhelmed and stop reading, consider this. Rome wasn’t built in a day and your emergency savings account will HOW MUCH? Expert opin- not be either. Financial guru, ions vary on the subject of (See ‘Saving’ on page 36) how much is enough. A

In Pakistan, goats are often sacrificed to improve the performance of the stock market.

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Conversation about Finances is Important for Newlyweds June is a popular month for weddings. If you’re getting married this month, you no doubt have many exciting details to discuss with your spouse-to-be. But after you get back from the honeymoon, you’ll want to have another

discussion — about your finances. It might not sound Financial glamorous, but couples who Advice quickly “get on the same page” regarding their financial George situation are actually taking a step that can help them imPaynter mensely as they build their lives together. accounts. There’s really no one “right” way for everyone, As you start talking about your but whichever method you finances, be sure to cover choose, make sure you’re these areas: both aware of where your money is, how it can be ac• Separate or joint checking/ cessed, and by whom. savings accounts — Some couples create joint checking • Debts — Both you and your and savings accounts, oth- spouse may be bringing in ers keep everything separate debts, such as student loans and still others find a mid- or credit cards, to the mardle ground — joint accounts riage. You don’t necessarily along with smaller, separate have to do everything possible

to get rid of these debts immediately, but you should set up reasonable payment plans that will allow you to lower your overall debt load so you can free up money to invest for the future. • Spending and saving — Newlyweds are often surprised to discover how different they are from each other in the area of spending versus saving. You don’t have to try to radically change each other, but you both need to be aware that your spending and saving decisions now have greater consequences than when you were both single. To illustrate: If one of you is more of a spender and is used to running up big credit card bills, these actions can clearly affect both of you. To avoid problems of this type, you will need to communicate clearly with each other • Goals — It’s important for married couples to clearly establish their financial goals. Do you want to purchase a house? If so, when? If you’re going to have children, will you want to help them pay for college? When do each of you want to retire? And what sort of retirement lifestyle do you have in mind? By answering these and other key questions, you’ll be formulating a

set of goals. And from there, you can devise a strategy for attaining these goals. • Investment styles — Both you and your spouse will unquestionably need to invest if you are going to achieve your goals, such as a comfortable retirement. However, each of you may have a different investment style — for example, one of you might be an aggressive investor, willing to take more risk for the possibility of greater returns, while the other is more conservative, ready to accept lower returns in exchange for greater preservation of principal. To pursue your strategy for reaching your objectives, each of you may have to compromise somewhat on your “investment personality.” To achieve this balance, you may need to consult with a financial advisor. Finances are an important part of any marriage. By communicating regularly and working together, you and your spouse can build a solid financial foundation for your lives together.

About the author... George Paynter is a a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones in Clinton. He can be reached for questions and comments at 457-1051.

False teeth are often radioactive.

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The Pros and Cons of Buying a Home Home ownership is part of the American Dream, and the pride of owning your own home is surely one of the intangible benefits you’ll receive when you make this big commitment. In addition, home ownership provides several other advantages, including:

It’s best to check with your accountant for a clear understanding of what you can and cannot deduct on your taxes, especially for home offices. • Equity. When you purchase a home, you usually accrue

Real Estate Matters

Scarlet Kelley

go toward interest, but some go toward the actual principal • Tax breaks. When you (the home). The longer you own a home, you can live in the home, the more take several deducequity or value you actions on your incrue. While not true in come tax. These all cases, many times deductions vary dehome values increase. pending on your situaThat means when you sell tion, but often you can your home, you often make write off all or part of the a profit from the equity you mortgage interest, real have built up. You can also estate taxes paid, costs borrow against the equity associated when you in your home with a home buy the home (such as equity loan. You might, for interest points paid), and instance, use your home possibly other costs. If you equity loan to remodel your work from your home, you can m o n e - kitchen. also write off a portion of other tary value in the home. At the home costs such as utilities. start, most of your payments • Privacy. Depending on the home type, you may have more privacy in a home. You can’t pick your neighbors, but at least you don’t share a wall or ceiling and floor with them. Of course this isn’t true if you rent a single family home (where you may have a yard and/or fencing) or purchase a condo (where you might share walls, ceilings and floors). • Personal style expres-

sion. With a rental, you are often limited with what types of changes you can make. If you own your home, you can express your style inside and out. Want to paint your house pink? Go ahead. Add a basketball hoop to your garage? No problem. Because you own the home, you don’t need permission from anyone — unless you live in an area where the home association sets certain rules for changes to the home. For instance, your home association may not approve of pink as an outside color choice. In one Indianapolis suburb, for example, you aren’t allowed to hang clothes outside to

dry! When you purchase your home, you will be made aware of any restrictions on modifications you can make to it. • Remodeling. In addition to making cosmetic changes to your home, you may also make construction changes. For instance, if you love your neighborhood, but have a teeny-tiny kitchen, you may opt to remodel and expand the kitchen rather than purchase another home. Like cosmetic changes, any remodeling may be subject to approval by your neighborhood association. Like Dorothy said in “The (See ‘Buying’ on page 36)

More than 71 million gallons of water pass over Victoria Falls in Africa every minute.

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Solar Home Moves to New Home at Children’s Museum The Children’s Museum of satisfying about giving tours of this mission than at the ChilOak Ridge received a lot of the house is the response from dren’s Museum of Oak Ridge.” help from many community children,” said James Rose, friends to bring the University of Tennessee’s solarpowered Living Light House to its new home on the museum grounds. There the award-winning house will be a new exhibit inviting children and families to experience sustainability in an energy efficient house recognized for its architectural design. The house has been an ambassador for good design and energy efficiency since its entry in the 2011 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C. It has traveled nearly 6,000 miles, had more than 50,000 visitors and was on exhibit at the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

UT architecture lecturer and lead faculty member of the Living Light project. “Young people are always fascinated by the house and leave it excited about the future. I cannot think of a better place for the “One of the things that is most Living Light House to carry on

When the solar house opens this summer, visitors will tour the energy efficient home, and children will complete the circle beginning in the museum’s Kids Go Green! Environmental Learning Center. Junior gardeners will have the opportunity to bring produce from the museum’s garden that they have planted, tended and harvested into a kitchen powered by solar energy, completing the farm-to-table experience. As UT considered a permanent home for its solar house, Rose and Susan Ballentine, of the UT Office of Research, searched for a community

institution interested in becom- zero-energy structure now is ing a long-term steward of the home on the west side of the house. museum, at 461 West Outer Dr., Oak Ridge, after a slope “The first and most enthusi- was excavated and a tempoastic respondent was Carroll rary road created to access Welch of the Children’s Mu- the new site. seum of Oak Ridge,” Rose recalled. Continued discussions “Children, school groups and led UT to donate its Living families will have the opporLight House to the museum. tunity to learn about caring for Because the museum is in the earth and developing cona residential area, the move servation practices through acpresented challenges, includ- tivities, classes and tours in the ing “preparations for moving in (See ‘Solar’ on page 37) some of the narrowest spaces we have ever attempted,” Rose said. The move of the house from UT to the museum on May 17, estimated at more than a $30,000 undertaking, occurred thanks to the generosity of many businesses and individuals who donated to the effort, according to Carroll Welch, the museum’s Deputy Director. The 750-square-foot,

A sneeze can travel as fast as 100 miles per hour. It is impossible...

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A Repeat of Summertime Favorites Summertime and more agreeable weather brings all sorts of gatherings with it. We scramble to look up favorite recipes - some filed and some not - so the search is on. I always think I will remember just where the recipe card, magazine clipping or which cookbook it is but that is not the case. After so many years of collecting cookbooks and writing a column for two other newspapers, it takes a while to come up with them. I am one of those women who can read a cookbook like it was a novel - and I am just one of many who do that very thing. I have so many in my kitchen bookshelf and do find myself referring to them often. I always say I am going to spend a few weeks discard-

ing clippings, recipes, travel books and brochures but some I just can’t part with as I go through them - too many memories to discard. Our church,

Sinking Springs UMC, always has the annual homecoming service and meal the third Sunday of May. That is when all the good recipes come out and the women and some men make their favorites to share.

Here are a few that show up on the table each year. All are so good. I hope you enjoy them. Spinach Salad Fresh spinach, washed and drained

Let’s Cook! Mary Cox 1 can bean sprouts, drained 1 can water chestnuts, drained Crisp bacon Green onions, sliced 3 boiled eggs, cut up (optional)

thawed 1/4 cup pineapple juice Mix cream cheese, sugar and juice and fold in Cool Whip. Then fold in the fruits and nuts. Chill at least three hours. The late Dot Yarber

Knoxville’s Historic Market House was located on what is now Market Square. There were small restaurants in the building along with people who sold meats and vegMix the above together and etables from their stalls. The toss. When ready to serve building was torn away a few pour the following over all years ago. I can remember my mother going there to and toss. shop when I was a very small child. One of the small resDressing: 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce taurants featured this next recipe which they called Im2/3 cups salad oil perial Salad. The late Beth 1/3 cup sugar Robbins brought it to many 1/3 cup red wine vinegar church dinners. 1/3 cup catsup Salt and pepper Vegetable Salad Put in jar and just before pouring over greens, shake well. The late Hazel Wallace                                                                                       Cloud Nine Salad Large pkg. cream cheese Large can pineapple tidbits, drain and save 1/4 cup liquid 1/2 cup nuts 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, drain 4 TBS. brown sugar One large carton Cool Whip,

Grind on fine or medium blade of food chopper: 1 small head firm white cabbage 4-6 carrots, depending on size 6-8 radishes 5 or 6 ribs of celery 2 green peppers Salt and pepper to taste Blend with plenty of mayonnaise. The seasonings really make the salad. This was served on soft buns in the market house and almost melted in your mouth. If desired, several slices of boiled ham may be ground with the vegetables. The late Beth Robbins                Diane’s Yummy Corn 2 cans Niblets corn or Shoepeg corn 3 TBS. flour or cornstarch 8 oz. carton whipping cream (See ‘Recipes’ on page 39)

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to sneeze and keep ones eye’s open at the same time.

What Can Vacations Teach You about Investing? going on vacation for a week or so, you may need to take some steps to safeguard your home: stopping your mail and newspaper, putting on a timer to turn on lights, alerting your neighbors that you’ll be out of town, and so on. But while it’s important to secure your home today, you will also want to help ensure it will be there for your family in the future, should anything happen to you. That’s why you’ll want to maintain adequate Here are some vacation- life and disability insurance. related moves that you may want to transfer to the invest- Know your route. If you are driving to your vacation desment and financial arenas: tination, you will want to plan Secure your home. If you’re your route beforehand, so Summer is almost here — which means it’s officially vacation season. You may be looking forward to “getting away from it all,” but, as you know, vacations actually require a fair amount of planning. And it might surprise you to learn that some of the efforts required for successful vacations can impart some valuable lessons in other areas of your life — such as investing.

Financial Advice

Karl Flatau that you can avoid time-consuming delays and detours. And to reach your financial goals, such as a comfortable retirement, you will also want to chart your course — by creating an investment strategy that is designed to help you work towards those goals based on your specific risk tolerance, investment preferences and time horizon. Keep enough gas in the tank. As you set out on a road trip, you need a full tank of gas in your car, and you’ll have to keep refueling along

the way. And to “go the distance” in pursuing your financial goals, you will need to have sufficient “fuel” in the form of investments with reasonable growth potential. Without a reasonable amount of growth-oriented vehicles in your portfolio, you could lose ground to inflation and potentially fall short of your objectives — so, over time,

you may need to “refuel” by reviewing your portfolio and rebalancing if necessary. Protect yourself from getting burned. If your vacation plans include a stay at the beach, you’ll need to protect yourself and your family from the hot sun — so make sure (See ‘Invest’ on page 39)

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Saving (Continued from page 30) Dave Ramsey, recommends starting your emergency savings account with $1,000. That’s doable, right? It’s enough to cover a blown tire or doctor bill and will keep you from having to charge an emergency on the credit card. Don’t add insult to injury by having to pay again and again for the same emergency! Pay for it once in cash and move on. HOW? How do I get from $0 to $1,000? And the bigger question is, how do I get from $1,000 to my target goal of 6 months to a year of savings?

Buying (Continued from page 32) Wizard of Oz,” there’s no place like home! Of course, it’s not all roses and lollipops; you’ll find some drawbacks to homeownership. Let’s take a look at what you can expect on the “con” side of owning your home. Buying a home is a serious financial commitment. With a rental, you can leave when the lease is up, or even break the lease and move out early. With a home, you can’t decide one day you just don’t want to pay for it and move to Alaska to

The answer is…one savings deposit at a time. There are two ways to get more money. 1) Spend less, and 2) earn more. If you do both, you will get there twice as fast. If you have not yet cut your budget down to the bare bones, start there. Cut the least painful things first. If you pack your lunch instead of eating out, you’ll save $5-$10 dollars a day and 5-10 pounds a year (double benefit on that one). Skip the movies and go for a walk instead. Shop at consignment stores and cook at home. Have a staycation instead of a vacation away this summer. Have a garage sale and get rid of your junk, then deposit the proceeds into your growing savings aclive off the land. You must continue to make payments or sell the house. Also, not all homes increase in value, so if you planned on using your home as a financial investment, consider the risks. In addition to financial commitments, you also have home maintenance to consider. Your landlord isn’t going to come over and mow the lawn or fix the leaky roof. You are responsible for the upkeep of your property. If the pros outweigh the cons for you, find your next dream home by using one of our area’s wonderful and personable Realtors.

Savannah, Georgia was founded in 1733 as a haven for British debtors. count. Get a second job or ing account as soon as you freelance from home to bring get paid and watch your savin some extra cash. ings grow, so your next emergency can be taken care of And most importantly, pay quickly, with minimal impact. yourself first! Put your savings deposit as an automatic About the author... withdrawal from your check- Heidi Greenhalgh is a free-

lance writer whose work has been published both locally and nationally. She also happens to like being prepared for…whatever. She can be reached for comment at

A bolt of lightning can strike the Earth with a force as great as 100 million volts.

Solar (Continued from page 33) Living Light House, now part of our Environmental Learning Center and Gardens,” Welch said. “This is such a wonderful addition to the museum. I am so grateful to everyone who helped make this happen.

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production, third in energy efThey really do want to make a ton Rental Equipment, Inc., Energy. ficient appliances, and fifth in difference for children.” Clinton Highway Wrecker Service/Rick’s Collision Repair, She also thanked individuals architecture. Welch thanked the following Blaine Contracting, Lackey & companies and organizations Associates, Fuhrman Landfor their contributions to bring- scape Co., AT&T, Comcast, ing the house to the museum: Verizon, Oak Ridge Police Powell Construction, The Rog- Department, Knox County ers Group, City of Oak Ridge Sheriff’s Department, Barnhart Community Development De- Crane and Rigging, Rob Welpartment, Ridge Electric, Clin- ton Photography, and Aries

who made contributions for the solar house move: Mac McCullough, Pat Imperato, Rebecca Rupp, Cande Seay, Sandra Berry, Tracy Beckendorf-Edou, Ronnie Bogard and Larry Burkholder.

After the competition, the house became a traveling exhibit and research laboratory, where UT, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Electrical Power Research Institute conducted tests of the house’s energy productivity. The museum will allow UT architecture and mechanical engineering faculty to continue to do research and collect data at the house in Oak Ridge.

As the solar house was being set up at the museum, The Rogers Group also built a road behind the museum to offer greater access to the Environmental Learning Center and Garden and to provide access Pictured above: Museum volto more parking, Welch said. unteers join employees of Powell Construction at the Conceived and built by more Living Light House. From left, than 200 UT students, the they are Scott Jamison, Mark solar house took home awards Davis, Allen Wolfe, Mac Mcin the DOE competition in Cullough, James Rose, Jody Washington, including first Hicks (partially in view), Welch, in energy production, third in Larry Hicks, Mark Stell, and engineering, third in hot water Kenny Nelson.

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In 1850, Levi Strauss was paid $6.00 in gold dust for his first pair of jeans.

Pool Safety Puts You “in the Swim” for Summer Fun! Allstate offers tips parents FACT: A swimming pool is can use: 14 times more likely than a motor vehicle to be involved FACT: Drowning is in the death of a child age 4 the second-leading a n d under. cause of accidental death among children Swimages 1 to 14. FACT: A child can drown in as little a s one inch of water, and drowning is usually quick and silent.

To help ensure a safe and enjoyable summer at the pool, here are some tips from the Allstate Insurance Company:

are easy to climb. Keep patio furniture away from the fence so kids can’t use it to boost themselves over the fence.

All residential pools should be completely enclosed by a fence that stands at least four Tragically, over 60 percent of feet high and has a self-closall children who drown are ing and self-latching gate. under age four. In adAvoid fences dition, nearly with vertical 70 percent b a r s of children under age five who have drowned were not expected to be in or near the pool at the time of the drowning; spaced nearly half were thought to more than four inches apart be inside the house. and chain-link fences that

Never leave your child alone or out of eye contact while he or she is in or near the pool. Children lose consciousness after being submerged in water for only two minutes. Irreversible brain damage occurs after only four to six minutes. It’s also a good idea to keep a phone poolside so you won’t have to leave children unsupervised to make or answer a call.

Special Guest David Erb

ming pools provide countless hours of summertime recreation and family fun. However, pools are a tremendous responsibility and require strict safety practices. According to the National Safety Council, more than 1,000 children drown and 4,000 are hospitalized due to near-drowning every year. The majority of these “Unfortunately, when drownincidents occur in residential ing occurs, it happens quickswimming pools. ly, which means the window of opportunity for rescuing a potential victim is short,” says Allstate agent David Erb. “To avoid accidents, it’s important to discuss pool rules and safety measures with guests and family members before they enter the water and that all adult family members learn CPR.”

Always use approved personal flotation devices, rather (See ‘Swim’ on page 41)

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small patties and place on 16 oz. can blueberries, not top. Bake at 350 degrees for drained 15-1/4 oz. can crushed pine30 minutes. Diane Wade (Continued from page 34) apple, not drained 1 stick margarine 1 cup finely chopped pecans Purple Lady Salad Place corn in casserole One 6 oz. pkg. red raspberry 1/2 pint whipping cream, whipped dish. Stir in whipping cream gelatin and flour. Cut margarine in 1 cup hot water

Your Home Magazine, June 2014, Page 39 Dissolve gelatin in hot water; stir. Add blueberries with syrup; add crushed pineapple with liquid. Refrigerate until almost set. Stir in chopped nuts and whipped cream. Refrigerate until served. Mildred Hill

Easy Mint Brownies Bake your favorite boxed brownie mix by directions on box. Remove from oven when done and cover with squares of Andes mints. When melted spread chocolate with spatula. Cool completely and cut in squares. Mary Alice Cox     

This next easy to make recipe was a favorite of one of our I hope you enjoy these reciformer ministers, Tom Harris. pes as much as our church If any were left over I gave members do.      them to him to take home.

Invest (Continued from page 35) you’re all using sunscreen. When you invest, you can also get “burned” if you are not careful — especially if you are inclined to chase after “hot” investments. By the time you hear about these so-called sizzlers, they may already be cooling off, and, even more importantly, they just might not be appropriate for your goals and risk tolerance. Instead of becoming a “heat-seeking” investor, focus your efforts on building a diversified array of quality investments appropriate for your needs. If you only own one type of financial asset, and a downturn hits that asset class, your portfolio could

take a big hit. But by diversifying your holdings, you can help reduce the effects of volatility. Keep in mind, though, that diversification, by itself, can’t guarantee profits or protect against loss. As we’ve seen, some of the same principles that apply to creating a vacation may also be applicable to your investing habits. So, put these principles to work to enjoy a pleasant vacation — and a potentially rewarding investment experience.

About the author... Karl Flatau is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones in Oak Ridge. He can be reached for questions and comments at 483-3643.

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Tips on Making the Best Garden Containers This article from June Mc- with the color of everything Creight first appear in our else that will be around it. June 2006 issue. The first step in creating We all love containthe container “thrill” is ers, whether we’re creating a focal point planning a patio that really stands or backyard reout. If you place treat, or just want the focal point in to decorate with the center of the houseplants. A miscontainer, it’s gomatch can be just plain ing to give you that blah, but the right combination formal look. If you want a can really dress up a room or more informal look, for a ranch garden. style house in a wooded area, you should offset The right planter with the right the plants in plants can be really effective a container. and make an entrance “pop”. Then, you Curb appeal is very important want to “fill” so you want to put your best a r o u n d effort here. the focal point. A single variety can dress up You can fill a container and make a state- the container with ment if the selection is right. a variety of plants For annuals, put a tall plant in with all kinds of texthe center and then use trailing ture. This brings us to the plants around it. For example, “spill” factor. You always want you might use a red geranium to have trailing plants around for the center and surround it your upright plants, unless with alyssum or blue lobelia or you want the design on your yellow marigolds. Choose a container to be the focus. trailing green plant to the mix and it will “pop”. Container gardening has become more and more popular. If you have a pot with an element of design on it, you might want to choose all upright plants. If your pot is very colorful, match your plants. If you want your container to appear closer, use warm colors. If you want the planter to recede, use cool colors. There is a rhyme I heard a landscape architect use. “Thrill, fill, and spill”. First, pick out a container that goes with the house. For example, don’t use a Grecian type urn for a log cabin or ranch style home. Make sure your container fits the spot. This is true for texture and color as well. If you have a brick house, for example, pick a container that doesn’t have a lot of texture because the brick is already doing that. You also want to make sure the container color is keeping

Gardening Tips

June McCreight For some, it’s because of age. Some because of lack of space, but a desire to have beautiful plants and flowers around. Some do it along with their bedding plants as an added interest. It has become one of my personal favorite ways to show off certain types of plants and in certain spots where only pots can go. I’m going to add some seasonal reminders now that summer is almost here. 1) Water your new plants before they show signs of stress due to lack of water. 2) Apply more mulch if necessary to conserve moisture. Just don’t go high on plants, shrubs, or trees. It’s much better to have the plants looking like they are in a bowel. Too high up on stems and plants will damp off. 3) Water plants in containers regularly, and give a liquid feed to those not supplied with slow release fertilizer granules. 4) Cut back faded flower heads unless you want plants to self-seed. If you wish to collect the seeds, leave a few seed heads on the plant. 5) Weed regularly and keep an eye out for signs of pests and disease. 6) In the dry summer, plants prone to mildew such as phlox, asters, roses, begonias, and many others, are especially vulnerable. Pick off leaves showing a grey-white fungal

bloom. Consider spraying Food for thought: Arranging a badly affected plants. bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in 7) If plants are lost to drought, a crowded day. Like writing consider drought tolerant re- a poem or saying a simple placements such as coreop- prayer. “A garden is a thing of sis, dianthus, asparagus fern, beauty and a job forever.” moss rose, and others. 8) Water early morning if you can. If you have to water in the afternoon, do it early enough for plants to dry off before dark. Disease, mildew and other problems start on plants that go to bed wet.

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June McCreight is the owner of Ridge Greenhouse and Florist located at 148 Louisiana Avenue in Oak Ridge. Your questions and comments are welcome: 482-1465.

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Swim (Continued from page 38) than inflatable toys, to keep your child afloat. Don’t consider younger children “drown proof” because they’ve had swimming lessons. Children under the age of three should be kept within arm’s reach of

an adult while in or around the pool. Keep basic lifesaving equipment on the pool deck at all times. These include a strong, lightweight pole (10 to 12 feet) and a ring buoy with a line attached. Also keep emergency phone numbers (police, fire, hospital, rescue

Your Home Magazine, June 2014, Page 41 squad/paramedics, etc.) on Keep toys away from the pool hand. when not in use. Toys can attract young children to the Enroll children in a learn-to- pool. swim or water safety course. These courses encourage safe practices. The decision to provide your children with an early aquatic experience (Continued from page 29) will benefit them for life. for a variety of free entertain-


ment events at the Secret City Festival on Friday, June 13th and Saturday, June 14th. It is located behind the Oak Ridge Civic Center, south-west of the intersection of The Oak Ridge Turnpike with S. Tulane Avenue. You can find the complete schedule of free entertainment at And, for more information on the 2014 Secret City Festival, visit You can find more details describing ORCO at www. OakRidgeCommunityOrches-

For more information on pool safety, please contact Allstate agent David Erb in Clinton at 865-457-0450 or via email at The Oak Ridge Community Orchestra is a 501(c)3, non-profit, volunteer organization. We are always interested in new members. Anyone wishing to regularly participate in this accomplished orchestra is encouraged to contact the Personnel Manager, Cyndi Jeffers, at Usually, we can accommodate additional string players, and occasionally there are openings in the brass, woodwind and percussion sections. The orchestra welcomes experienced musicians of all ages. The Oak Ridge Community Orchestra is a rewarding venue for instrumentalists who enjoy playing for an appreciative audience, with music ranging from Baroque through Classical to Contemporary.

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The childhood word game Hangman was the inspiration for TV’s Wheel of Fortune.

Summertime This article from Nancy Dunlop and peaceful place with big first appear in our July 2005 lanky pine trees and weeping willows hanging over the issue. banks of the river. My first memory of the Summertime and the cottage was a big living is easy. Is it galvanized tub that really? Yes, for my father would kids who don’t fill with water and have to go to set in the sun school for a few each morning. months. What When the water was about adults? Is summertime any easier than any warm enough, I was allowed other time of the year for to swim in it. I wasn’t able to people who have to work? swim in the river at the beginMaybe a little but nothing like ning of the summer as the water was still too cold. when we were growing up. I remember how my grandfather gave us a cottage on the St. Lawrence River to use each summer. It was a cool

It was a wonderful place to be in the summer and when the river warmed up I was in it most of the day. I loved to

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Nancy Dunlop swim. My father had been the diving champion of New Brunswick when he was a teenager and he taught me how to do a pretty good dive from the dock and he would pick me and my sisters up and let us dive off his shoulders.

I love the sight, smell, sound and feel of the water. In order to make my summer a little easier and more enjoyable, Robert gave me a pass for the community pool so I can stop in on my way home from work and go for a swim. Also, we recently bought a small plastic boat with a five horse power motor and oars. Now, we can putt along the rivers and lakes anytime we want to. The boat fits into the bed of our old pick up truck and we can easily launch it ourselves.

We had a small row boat with a five horse power motor and my father would take us for rides at top speed and our hair would blow and the waves would splash in our faces and we would love it. When we got older, my sisters were allowed to use the motor and we had a wonderful time in that boat whether we had the motor on or just had the oars. The oar Last weekend we had a picnic locks would fall overboard now and then and we would have to find them at the bottom of the river. We swam like fish and if our mother wouldn’t have insisted we come in for meals and wait an hour after eating we would have been in or on the water all day long. The river is the thing I miss most from my childhood and the long summer vacation to swim, dive, water ski and boat.

on the lake. A cooler, a picnic basket, towels, life jackets, the gas tank and motor filled the little boat to maximum capacity. Our friends were on their big, full size boat and when we met them they asked us aboard. We crawled up onto their boat and towed our little dinghy behind. It trailed along like a puppy on a leash. It was so cute. I figure that you don’t need a big expensive boat to be able to enjoy the water. I noticed many people on their big boats were looking at us with envy as we just jumped into our little toy boat and sped away at five (See ‘Summer’ on page 45)

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Cloud (Continued from page 25) big, it hardly fit the bun, and it tasted very good with lettuce, tomatoes, and tartar sauce to put on it. I sometimes do not like coleslaw in restaurants, but I really like theirs. After cleaning our plates, we barely

had room for dessert, but they had lots of choices that looked appealing, including toasted coconut cake, red velvet cake, pecan pie, apple spice cake, fried apple pies, and others. It was not easy to choose from these desserts, which are made fresh daily, but Margie and I decided to share the coconut cake. It was a huge

Benjamin Franklin invented the rocking chair. piece so we were glad we only restaurant. Reservations decided to share. allow the security guard to let you through the gates and While the lunch menu is most- onto the property and allow ly appetizers, salads and the kitchen to prepare for the sandwiches, with a few plat- meal at hand. Once the seatters like chopped steak and ing capacity of the restaurant turkey and dressing, the dinner menu includes all that and several kinds of steak, seafood, smoked baby back ribs, steak and buffalo burgers, and pasta. Now that daylight savings time is here again, this is a great place to go for dinner, and one can go early enough to get back down the mountain before dark. The sharp curves of the road going up and down the mountain are not too bad going up, but I was glad Margie was driving instead of me on the way down. There are signs to remind drivers to put is filled, they are forced to stop the car in second gear coming taking reservations and those down as it is quite steep. without reservations may be turned away. Of course if you stay at the lodge, you could enjoy all Since it was raining when three meals and come back Margie and I finished our down the mountain the next meal, we decided to not go day. If you just go to the up to the Chimney Skywalk. restaurant, you must make It is said to be the largest reservations by calling 423- chain of exposed stone chim562-3282. They have a lot of neys in the nation. Thirty-two weddings and private parties, distinct chimney formations so they are a reservations standing from 100 to 250 feet

high grace the north side of McCloud Mountain. They are separated by a distance of one foot to several yards and a wooden walkway has been built to allow property owners, and visitors to the lodge or

restaurant to enjoy this natural wonder. You can imagine how much this amateur photographer hated missing the Chimney Skywalk. Update! I told my husband about McCloud Mountain, and we recently went for dinner. Afterward, we drove up to the Chimney Skywalk, and I got to see the views and take photos of the beautiful scenery.

The first formal rules for playing baseball required the winning team to score 21 runs.

Summer (Continued from page 43) miles an hour. We were having just as much fun or more fun than they were on their big boats that they had to be so careful with because they had a lot of money invested in theirs. It makes me feel like a kid again riding on our little boat. There really isn’t anything to worry about as it is made of plastic and is light enough to pick up. The only problem would be if a big boat went by very close to us we might get swamped and have to bail quickly to prevent sinking. Other than that we are pretty safe.

me to have access to any lake that I would want to swim in and it may do the trick. There is no maintenance with this little boat and apparently there is a lot of maintenance with a backyard swimming pool. Yes, this little boat may satisfy all my needs to get on or in the water this Summer. The living may not be any easier for adults in the summertime but it can be a lot of fun.

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Suddenly, I realized that I was wearing black shorts beneath my slip. The slip had rolled (Continued from page 16) up around my waist when I at the mirrors behind the free changed clothes, and I had weights.  I was shocked to forgotten to remove it. see a tall woman reflected in the mirror wearing nothing but Saved from complete disa white tee shirt and a short grace, I reached down and black slip. The poor fool had jerked off the slip.  Then I careforgotten to put on her shorts. fully stuffed it under the sit-up I was that fool. bench until I could retrieve it later.  Refusing to make With a red face, I leapt away eye contact with anyone, I from the mirrors and slid be- proceeded with my workout hind a pillar near the windows.  as though nothing had hapI gazed down at my black slip pened. in chagrin wondering how to maneuver myself unseen back I proceed with my life in the to the women’s dressing room.   same way.  I ignore my bouts


Nancy writes creative nonfiction essays and has been published in a wide variety of books and magazines. She is a charter member of The Secret City Writers, works as a I always thought that I wanted registered nurse and holds a (Continued from page 14) a swimming pool to be com- bachelor’s degree in Sociolence the season. Keeping plete but this boat is enabling ogy. in mind the aging person’s interests and limitations will ensure meaningful enjoyment for everyone.


A passing funeral procession stops to see if you need a lift.

of absentmindedness, even though I occasionally suffer from confusion, delusion, and sometimes contusions. After all, what can I really do about it? No one is perfect. Each of us has a weak spot, an Achilles’ heel.   In my case, I have an Achilles’ brain.

About the author... Judy Lockhart DiGregorio is a local humorist and speaker and the author of Life Among the Lilliputians, Memories of a Loose Woman, and Jest Judy (CD). This column is reprinted from Life Among the Lilliputians with permission of Celtic Cat Publishing.

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Carl works at Comfort Care Kids ask you, “What did peo- that provides in-home care ple do before electricity?” And services designed to help seyou can’t remember. niors and others maintain their People are constantly put- independence in the comfort ting a mirror under your nose of their own homes. You can while you nap to see if you’re contact them online at www. Now smile you old coot, be- breathing. See ya next time. or call 922-3030. cause you know you’re getting old when: Tightening your belt becomes uncomfortable under your armpits. Your top three favorite pastimes involve sleep. Medicare states that you’re too old for their coverage.

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Defense (Continued from page 24) the Constitution, and which finally tore the nation apart with the Civil War “four score and seven years” later. John Adams writes Abigail on July 3 stating that the representatives of the colonies had unanimously adopted a declaration of independence the day before, and said that July 2, 1776 would be a day that would live forever. Actually when the declaration was presented for signature, the date of July 4, 1776, was the “official” date of our “Independence Day” and that’s the date we all celebrate, even though it was verbally agreed upon earlier and wasn’t actually signed until August 2, 1776. War with Britain and a violent struggle for survival of the thirteen colonies--as well as to prevent the revolutionary leaders from being hanged for treason--was the first result of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Many of us Americans today can trace back an ancestor to fighting in the Revolutionary War. In 1705, my ancestor

Terisha Turner and his brother Stephen Turner migrated to Virginia from England and settled in Albemarle County, later to become Amherst County. Thomas Jefferson practiced law there, and Patrick Henry did business there. Most Virginians like other colonists were angry about the Stamp Act that Britain passed on Sept 24, 1765, that taxed them without their representation. It wasn’t until June 7, 1769, that Daniel Boone first made his way through the Cumberland pass from Virginia into Kentucky and Tennessee. War between the colonies and Britain raged five years. Terisha Turner and his family energetically and financially supported the American cause. He provided 170 pounds of beef, 661 pounds of flour, and 21 pounds of bacon for the militia under the command of George Washington. He is listed as a patriot of the Revolutionary War by the Daughters of the American Revolution. His sons also were active soldiers in the fighting under George Washington’s command. His son and my direct ancestor, William Turner, as a private, sergeant and later ensign in the Virginia militia and Continental Army and was in a

Porky Pig was Warner Bros.’ first animated star of mass appeal. bloody battle on March 15, It was an important battle dur178l, when he was only 19 ing the revolutionary war, in that it marked the turning back years old. of the British Army that was atThe battle was the Battle of tempting to go further into the Guilford Courthouse, in North south. Laws and governments Carolina. He was also in the are just as good as those Virginia campaigns of 1781 who ultimately must fight for and was actually present at and back them up. I’ve often Yorktown when Cornwallis thought about my 19-year-old surrendered to George Wash- ancestor, William Turner, as ington on October 19, 1781. he must have stood out on The Guilford Courthouse Na- that clear and cold morning in tional Military Park is located North Carolina on March 15, six miles north of downtown l781. He had enlisted earlier Greensboro, N.C., off U.S. that year in the Virginia Militia 220 on New Harden Road. and was in the Second Line The national park presents of the three lines of defense films, exhibits, and full expla- set up by the American Comnation of the battle at the visi- mander General Nathanael tor’s center. Maps, literature Green. He and Green’s troops were waiting for the troops of and booklets are available.

British General Earl Cornwallis. I can imagine how this young man felt among the 4,400 American troops who fell into three defensive lines at Guilford Courthouse. They were not as well trained and disciplined as the troops of General Cornwallis. A light frost had dissipated early that morning under the first rays of the sun. The ground underfoot was spongy from a fresh winter rain and snow. It was cold. This was the center of an isolated farming community of its day, and it was a lonely spot on the winding forest road of Guilford Highway. (See ‘Defense’ on page 49)

Mice, whales, elephants, giraffes, and humans all have seven neck vertebra.

SCF (Continued from page 3) Saturday from 8 am to 5pm for visitors to tour the history center and learn about the contributions of Y-12 to the

community. Arts and Cultural Activities Arts and crafts vendors, antiques dealers, food vendors and exhibitors can also be found scattered around the festival grounds. TN Creates,

a juried arts show in the Oak Ridge Civic Center gymnasium, features the area’s finest artisans including woodworkers, potters, photographers, soap makers, gourd and glass artists, jewelers, printmakers, painters, and much more. Bill

Visions Magazine, June 2014, Page 47 Other Outside Events Car enthusiasts will enjoy the Secret City Cruise-in Car Show featuring FREE public viewing of vintage vehicles from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the AMSE lower parking lot and grounds. The car show is sponsored by the Clinton Region AACA (Antique AutoJust for Kids: This year’s Children’s Festi- mobile Club of America). val Area will feature exciting activities for kids of all ages, The USEC Pavilion Stage The Toddler’s Area is always also features free outdoor a popular site and will fea- entertainment both days from ture inflatable games, a sand music to dancing to juggling. treasure pit, hay bale maze, and bumper cars. Older kids On the UCOR Concert Stage will enjoy the arts and crafts The two-day family event also area, Little Trains, Eurobungy, features nationally known the Dino Dig, the Traveling entertainers Friday and SatScience Fair sponsored by urday nights. Eighties rocker UT-Battelle, and much more. Eddie Money will perform Friday June 13 at 7 p.m. on Youth events include water the UCOR Concert Stage. The slides, Zorbie balls, zip lines, Friday night concert, sponJacobs Ladder and an ex- sored by Pro2Serve, CROET treme trampoline show by and Classic Hits 93.1 WNOX, Flippenout in the Municipal also features local band Jada Building parking lot on Satur(See ‘SCF’ on page 51) day at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Capshaw will be on-hand once again to give Raku pottery firing demonstrations in front of the Civic Center. Other artists will be demonstrating throughout the day in their booths or in the designated demonstration area.

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Twenty-four frames per second are projected in most animated films.

The Mola Mola, or Ocean Sunfish, lays up to 5,000,000 eggs at one time.

Artists (Continued from page 13) because it is baked in shiny tin cans. And don’t miss her hand-painted lavender wine glasses and glass apothecary jars.

nie Obrien will have bundles of matching fabrics for you to make your own art with by turning them into quilts, purses, or whatever the mind can think of. They will also have headbands and fashion accessories and be displaying projects for their upcoming summer sewing camps.

Continuous Threads Sewing Studio has been a long-time And as always, the Lavender participant in The Festival. Festival is supported by Erin’s Manderley Swain and Jean- Meadow Herb Farm. Owner the rebel colonists seemed to be growing in power and when France had decided to support (Continued from page 46) the colonists in their rebellion The courthouse was located against Britain. along a clearing by what was King George III of England called the “Great Road.” The had told his commanders to words had been vulgarized break off war in the North and by mispronunciation so to throw its full force into a campaign to retake the South. The become “Guilford Road.” British hoped to regain support The American troops wore all of the Loyalists in the south kinds of uniforms and coun- by a strong show of strength. try cloths and waited for the For three weeks before the battle. The Battle of Guilford Battle of Guilford Courthouse Courthouse is part of the troops of Green and CornwalSouthern strategy that the Brit- lis skirmished as they moved ish had been forced into when west. Green’s troops were finally reinforced and he took up position at the courthouse. At the break of dawn on March 15, 1781, the British advanced (Continued from page 20) from woods and approached Norris Paddle Adventures of- a creek near the Guilford fers something else unique: they not only have paddle boards, but offer paddle-board yoga classes. It is a trend that started in Brazil and has also grown in popularity as a balancing exercise that works the core on tranquil waters. Certified yoga instructor Amber Boone leads paddle-board yoga classes and encourages beginners, or anyone who wants to try a twist on their regular yoga routine, to give it a try.



Norris Paddling Adventures is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 6 PM and other hours are available by appointment. For more information or to schedule a reservation, contact John Marquis at (207) 939-6692. For rates, visit the website at www. NorrisPaddlingAdventues.

Kathy Mihalczo’s work with herbs is displayed through the Herb Luncheon on the Friday before the festival and as a vendor during the event. It is Kathy’s herbs that will give the luncheon flavors to remember. As a vendor, Kathy gives visitors the opportunity to leave with their own lavender plant to enjoy at home. These are just a few of the artists and booths not to miss Courthouse. Fieldpieces of Green’s front line opened thunderous fire breaking the morning silence. For 30 minutes the British blasted their own 6-pounder pieces. Green’s artillerists galloped their guns to the rear according to a plan. By then Cornwallis’s soldiers were moving forward. Drums snapped. Bagpipes skirled. Bayonets glinted. They came at a measured pace across the cornfields toward the rail fence in columns of fancy British uniforms of crimson, blue and green along a road emerging from a cornfield clearing. They approached a rail fence on which a thousand American (See ‘Defense’ on page 50)

Visions Magazine, June 2014, Page 49 this year, but there will be and sensual delights to be more than can be mentioned. found at the Jackson Square So you will have to come and Lavender Festival. see for yourself all the visual

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Defense (Continued from page 49) guns rested ready to fire when they saw the whites of their eyes. The British troops attacked with bayonets and the first line made up of Carolina troops panicked and took flight even though they had been told they might withdraw after firing two musket rounds. The Second Line defense, commanded by Gen. Edwards Stevens, where William Turner fought, held better than the First Line of Defense. This fighting was in heavy under-

brush, where the British bayonets were of little use. The British files were broken. The fighting was savage and the British redcoats drove through to Greene’s third and last line. Greene’s cavalry then came slashing into the fight. At this point, seeing that he was in trouble, Cornwallis ordered his artillery to fire grapeshot into the melee of friend and foe alike. That was a harsh decision but necessary to save his troops. It resulted in the checking of the American cavalry charge. There was intense hand-to-hand combat.

cold as Greene marched his troops towards an old camp 15 miles distant. Chill, hunger and exhaustion set into the troops--as it often did in the Revolutionary War. Although disgusted by the rout of the Carolinian troops, Greene was pleased with the overall performance of his troops against the seasoned British troops. He was particularly pleased that Cornwallis had not pursued him. While the battle had been lost, he was pleased that the losses on his side were light. Cornwallis’ losses were overwhelming.

When Green saw the tide changing against him, he ordered his regiments to disengage and withdraw from the smoky fields. There had been 4,404 American soldiers (3,000 militiamen) under Greene, and 2,213 veteran soldiers under Cornwallis. After 5 hours of bloody fighting, 79 Americans had been killed, 184 wounded. The British had lost 93 killed and 413 wounded. It had been a clear cut tactical victory for Greene. A storm moved in and turned

The success of the troops of Green was apparent a few days later when Cornwallis began a painful retreat towards the North Carolina coastal city of Wilmington. In the months ahead, Green’s troops retained South Carolina. Cornwallis fought through the summer but was forced to surrender at Yorktown, October 19, 1781, seven months after his “victory” at Guilford.

Although the war technically dragged on until 1783, when France and Spain ended hostilities, its outcome in the Americas was settled for practical purposes with Cornwallis. Green County and Greenville Tennessee are named after General Nathanael Greene.

ery of patriots created our democracy where there are no kings, but where citizens elect representatives to make our laws under Constitutional rights, a bill of rights under a rule of law and not by tyrannical whims of men.

The Declaration of Independence is the cornerstone of our democratic government. Americans have fought many battles to keep it alive. WWII is one highlighted by the Secret City Festival in Oak Ridge in June. Courage and brav-

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the licensing of motor vehicles. The law was adopted in 1901.


on July 11, then the Naughty Knots on July 18, with the distinctive and memorable vocals (Continued from page 7) of Knoxville guitarist/singer note. Finishing out the month Leah Gardner closing out the will be a Dallas-based duo, the summer’s concerts on July 25. Hippy Nuts, making their appearance in East Tennessee All concerts begin at 7 PM,

Visions Magazine, June 2014, Page 51 and everyone is encouraged to bring your lawn chair, blanket and picnic basket. For more details on each week’s scheduled artists, visit Facebook for Concerts on the Commons. To receive a weekly notice about each concert,

send your e-mail address to June 13 Jenna & Her concertsonthecommons@ Cool Friends . June 20 Shannon Whitworth June 27 Jesse Black Here is this summer’s com- July 4 Hot Shot plete schedule: Freight Train July 11 Hippy Nuts May 23 MADAM July 18 Naughty Knots May 30 OPEN DATE July 25 Leah Gardner June 6 Carolyn Martin, by phone at 865-482-4432 or in person at the Oak Ridge Civic Center (Continued from page 47) at 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike. Blade as the opening act. After June 5th, tickets will be available at the regular LDA Engineering and 96.7 price of $20 each. Merle FM are proud to present legendary country music artist, The full Secret City Festival Kix Brooks, as the headline schedule with times for all entertainment on Saturday, events, festival info and news June 14 at 7 p.m. on the updates can be found at www. UCOR Concert Stage. Nash- The ville-based band Phoenix Secret City Festival is presentDrive will be the opening act. ed by the City of Oak Ridge, the Oak Ridge Convention & Tickets for the festival con- Visitors Bureau and the Arts certs are available for the Council of Oak Ridge. Check early bird price of $18.00 out our Secret City Festival each and may be purchased Facebook page at www.faceonline at www.secretcity-


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During the Civil War, Robert E. Lee was offered command of the Union Army...

Something that is without teeth can be said to be “edentulous”.

Porch (Continued from page 19) join in the nightly sing-along. I had just learned to sing alto on a song called “The Isle of Capri,” and I couldn’t wait to show off my new accomplishment. After learning to harmonize with my older siblings, I felt I had earned my rite of passage. We started out slow and built up tempo as we went along.

This usually attracted a neighbor or two who came over and joined in the song fest, while the other neighbors opted to stay on their porches and listen and pat their feet to the music. Pretty soon the air would be filled with the musical sounds of sopranos, altos, tenors and basses in tuneful harmony. Lonesome strains of “Red River Valley” and other sad, as well as happy refrains we had learned from listening to the “Renfro Valley Barn Dance” would echo up and

down the street, blending in with the night sounds of crickets, tree frogs and katydids. It was discordance coupled with harmony, dissonance with melodic togetherness. After we had exhausted our repertoire, we would swing into a lively rendition of “I’ll Fly Away,” our favorite gospel. Since we always saved that one for last, everyone knew the nightly musicale was over and it was time to call it a day. Slowly, the street would get

Visions Magazine, June 2014, Page 53 quiet as one by one the neighbors got up and went inside, latched their screen doors, and turned out the lights. Just the close of another uneventful day in a small town where nothing ever happened. But it was a simple way of life we would give our weight in gold to return to. If only we could regain that which is lost, the closeness and sharing, the warm-hearted neighbors. and...sitting on the front porch

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About the author... Georgette is a Cancer Educator at the University of Tennessee Medical Center Cancer Institute. While working within the Cancer Institute, Georgette completed the Professional Certification Program in Mind-Body Medicine

on late summer evenings.

About the author... Ms. Seivers’ articles appear in several newspapers in Kentucky where she has been a columnist for 14 years. She has written a book, Simple Pleasures, which is a collection of stories that focus on family, small town virtues and close-knit neighborhoods in Appalachia during the 30’s and 40’s. offered by the Center for MindBody Medicine, Washington DC. At the University of Tennessee Medical Center, she facilitates Mind-Body Skills groups to cancer survivors, faculty, healthcare professionals, as well as groups with men and women who have chronic pain. In the community, she offers skill groups to the Knoxville County Public School Systems and with couples expecting their first child. Currently, she is conducting research on the effects of Mind-Body Medicine with newly diagnosed cancer survivors. She is available for consultation with both groups and individuals.

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There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

To keep bugs out of flour, it is recommended to place a couple of bay leaves in the container.

Community Calendar The Community Calendar listings are free for musical events, theaters, art galleries, museums, community groups, public events, and non-profit groups. To submit your Community Calendar event please email us at: In your email subject line include the words” “Community Calendar Listing.” Please be sure to include the organization name, event discription, time, dates, place, cost, contact name and phonenumber with any submitted listing. Please note that we are unable to receive calendar listings by US Mail, Fax or phone calls. Deadline to submit entries for consideration is the 20th day of each month.

AMSE Thru Monday, September 1 Blue Star Museum Admission Program to AMSE begins Memorial Day, May 26, 2014 through Labor Day, September 1, 2014. Free AMSE admission available to active-duty military ID holder and five immediate family members.  Active duty military include Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve members.  Must show active duty military ID for this admission.  Blue Star museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America. June 2 – August 29  Department of Energy’s Facilities Public Bus Tour with Guide Commentary.   Registration begins in person at 9 am at AMSE Admissions Desk.  Must be U. S. citizen and at least 10 years of age.  Must have photo ID.  This Public Bus Tour which highlights the history of Oak Ridge and the history of science and technology at Y-12, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and K-25, is offered Monday – Friday once a day, except government holidays, July 3 & 4, 2014. First come, first served.  Seating limited. Some restrictions apply.  Board bus at

AMSE at 11:45 am, bus departs at 12 noon, and bus returns to AMSE at 3 pm. Off-the-bus stops include Y-12 History Museum at New Hope Center, Bethel Valley Church and Graphite Reactor, a national historic landmark, both at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  Drive by viewing of the Spallation Neutron Source at ORNL and the former K-25 site at the East Tennessee Technology Park. Fri & Sat, June 13 & 14  AMSE Special $1.00 Admission for all ages during the two-day Secret City Festival.  AMSE is open from 9 am – 5 pm Monday – Saturday and 1 – 5 pm on Sunday

Fri & Sat, June 13 & 14 Oak Ridge:  World War II Secret City is  AMSE’s flagship permanent exhibition highlighting the building of the city, the construction of the three plants to enrich uranium for the first atomic weapon, and the lifestyle of the people from 1942 – 1945 featuring photographs, artifacts, models, and audiovisuals. Fri & Sat, June 13 & 14  AMSE’s 1940’s Flattop House with original furnishings is an outdoor exhibition available to tour during regular museum hours. Fri, June 13 thru September 1 Clinton Engineer Works (CEW) Real Estate Maps detail the property boundaries before acquisition by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  The exhibit consists of 13 maps, one index map, and maps of segments A-K and O.  An indexed listing of landowners associated with the properties is also available.  AMSE Lobby. Fri, June 13 thru September 14 Nikon Small World is a traveling exhibit of 20 award winning photomicrographs featuring science subjects on the nano scale.  See the unseen.  AMSE Lobby Friday, June 13 ORNL Graphite Reactor Tour with Guide Commentary at 10 am and 4 pm.  Registration begins at 9 am at the ORNL Table set-up outside under the solar panels at AMSE.  Must be U.S. citizen, at least 10 years of age, and have Photo ID.  Seating

Visions Magazine, June 2014, Page 55 limited. Some restrictions apply.  Board Bus at AMSE 15 minutes before departure.   Allow 90 minutes for bus tour from AMSE to Graphite Reactor and return to AMSE. Friday, June 13 Y-12 Shuttle Bus departs AMSE continuously from 9 am to 4 pm to take participants to the Y-12 Museum at New Hope Center on Scarboro Road.

Friday, June 13 Finding Your Family Members in the ‘A’ Awards presented by Joel Walker, Education Specialist, with the National Archives at Atlanta.  Come take a look at the digitized records of the ‘A’ Awards honoring the many workers of the World War II Manhattan Project from 10 am – 12 noon and 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm in the lobby at AMSE.  The National Archives at

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return to AMSE. Thursday, June 26 Technologies and Policies for a Sustainable Energy Future presented by Dr. Marilyn Brown, Public Policy Department of Georgia Tech for the Dick Smyser Community Lecture Series sponsored by Friends of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  Public invited.  Reception is at 5:30 pm in AMSE lobby followed by Lecture at 6:30 pm in AMSE auditorium.

Saturday, June 14 Secret City Cruise – In is sponsored by the Clinton Region -  Antique Automobile Cars of America (AACA) with public viewing of cars from 10 am – 5 pm in the AMSE lower parking area.  No Please note: The American fee for car entry or to view cars. Museum of Science and Energy, located at 300 South Tulane Saturday, June 14  Avenue in Oak Ridge, is open ORNL Graphite Reactor Tour Monday - Saturday from 9 am - 5 with Guide Commentary at 10 pm and Sunday from 1 - 5 pm. am, 12 noon, 2 pm and 4 pm.  Admission is Adults $5.00, SeRegistration begins at 9 am at niors (65+) $4.00, Students (6 the ORNL Table set-up outside 17) $3.00 and Children ( 5 and under the solar panels at AMSE.  under) no charge. Group rates Must be U.S. citizen, at least 10 are available with advance resyears of age, and have a photo ervations. AMSE memberships ID.  Seating limited.  Some restric- are Family $40, Grandparents tions apply.  Board Bus at AMSE $35, Individuals $25 and Fam15 minutes before departure. Al- ily & Friends $75. AMSE memlow 90 minutes for bus tour from bers receive unlimited AMSE AMSE to Graphite Reactor and (Continued on Page 57)

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The name of the legendary Lady Godiva’s horse was Aethenoth. (Continued from Page 56) visits and free admission to 250 museums that participated in the ASTC Passport Program. AMSE members receive discounts on Discovery Shop merchandise, discounts on camps, classes, workshops and birthday parties. For more information on AMSE memberships, exhibits, programs and events, go to To schedule a museum group visit, call AMSE at (865) 576-3200.

Children’s Museum Monday-Friday, June 9-13 Pop a Pig! Ages 3-5, from 9 a.m.noon. Use boxes, cans, blocks, tubes, and cups to build structures. Fling angry birds at the structures to break the pigs free! Go on a golden egg hunt, make tube birds, and design a mask. Artrageously Fun, ages 4 ½ -5, from 1-4 p.m. Try traditional as well as wacky art materials to express your creativity with spin

art, finger paints, acrylics, clay, strand, extract DNA, color eggs to learn about genes and cells, build and found objects. a creature from random traits, Gardening Adventure, rising and use DNA to solve a mystery. first-third graders, from 9 a.m.noon. Create garden art, con- Fossil Hunters, ages 4-7, from duct science experiments, and 9 a.m.-noon. Understand the scicultivate a love of gardening! ence of fossil formation by using Students will “dig deeper” to clay-forming techniques for duckexplore summer vegetables, eco- billed dinosaur eggs, fossil fish, systems, seeds, and plant cycles, plants and dino tracks. then harvest from the garden. Dadworks, ages 6-12, from Secret City Spies, rising first- 1-4 p.m. With Father’s Day just third graders, from 1-4 p.m. Learn around the corner, create some the history behind the secret pieces – a pen holder, change city while operating undercover. bowl, mug, frame – to give your Clever spies will crack codes and dad. documents and decipher messages to steal secret city science. Monday-Friday, June 16-20 FernGully: Rainforest AdvenIncredible India, ages 9-13, ture, ages 3-5, from 9 a.m.-noon. from 9 a.m.-noon. On a journey Join fairy Crysta and others for through India, learn about popular an ecological adventure, learning festivals like Diwali, cook Indian about plants, animals and people food, learn Bollywood and folk in the rainforest. dance, get artistic with rangoli, get Wizard School, rising first-third a henna tattoo and more. graders, 9 a.m.-noon. Don your CSI – Bodies: the Living World, wizard hat and gown as you head rising fourth-seventh graders, to Diagon Alley to embark on a from 1-4 p.m. Explore the forensic spell binding journey exploring side of the human body. Learn the the world of magic. basics of genetics, make a DNA Candy Kitchen Science, rising first-third graders, from 1-4 p.m. Make candy chromatography, build candy neurons, mix up pop rocks expander, create candy floating letters, create color mixing gobstoppers and more! Harry Potter, rising fourth-seventh graders, from 9 a.m.-noon. Board the Hogwarts Express for a week of witchcraft & wizardry. Concoct bubbly potions, learn how to care for magical creatures, study herbology and spells, learn defense against the dark arts, and take transfiguration classes. “Who” is the Doctor? For rising fourth-seventh graders, from 1-4 p.m. Make a TARDIS, create

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Visions Magazine, June 2014, Page 57 Despicable Me! For ages 3-5, from 9 a.m.-noon. Become an Anti-Villain League agent and fight crime and injustices like Gru and Lucy do. Enjoy a Cinco de Mayo party while Preschool Potters, ages 3-5, looking for villains, and more. from 9 a.m.-noon. Wee ones discover the wonderfully fun May the Force be With You…, properties of clay. Pinch, coil, for rising first-third graders, from and slab methods are introduced. 9 a.m.-noon. Make a light saber and join the Rebel Alliance. Help Drawing on Clay, ages 8-14, defeat the Dark Side in the epic from 1-4 p.m. Try drawing on the battle of Good vs. Evil. Enjoy Jedi curved interior of a bowl, splitting Games and competitions. up a drawing over multiple tiles, Invention Convention, rising and the sgraffito technique. first-third graders, from 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 23-27 (Continued on Page 58) a journal like River Songs, play weeping angel tag, write in circular Gallifreyan, screen print a t-shirt, build a sonic screwdriver, and more.

Page 58, Visions Magazine, June 2014 (Continued from Page 57) Enjoy brainstorm challenges are created by kids for kids! Invent the next greatest toy or game. Build paper airplanes that move faster, create board games that won’t bore you, and more.

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happen, and create a functional Rube Goldberg machine.

fourth-seventh graders, from 1-4 p.m. Learn to make a variety of pizza doughs. Create sauces: CMOR Volunteer in Progress pesto, white, buffalo, barbeque, (VIP), for ages 12-13, from 1-4 and tomato, adding meats, cheesp.m. Enrichment activities and es and vegetables that go on top! leadership development encourage and foster social growth and Plethora of Pinch Pots! For ages build responsibility. Go behind 7-12, from 9 a.m.-noon. Using the scenes, learn about museum pinch pots you can create a bird, exhibition care and preparation, shark, turtle, cat, lady bug, puffer give tours, do activities/crafts with fish, dinosaur, monster, or an visiting patrons, and more. idea out of your own imagination!

Ultimate Tinkering, rising fourthseventh graders, from 9 a.m.noon. Can you open a bottle with a golf ball or use string to swing a bat? Discover the power of tinkering to really make things Pizza Around the World, rising All Fired Up, ages 9-12, from 1-4 p.m. Spend the week making wheel-thrown and hand-built pieces designed to take advantage of the pit fire.

Crazy About Chocolate, rising fourth-seventh graders, from 9 a.m.-noon. Make molten chocolate cakes and frozen hot chocolate, and explore chocolate in savory dishes. Four-day camp fee is $92 for members and $102 for non-members. Point and Shoot, rising fourthseventh graders, from 1-4 p.m. Explore and capture the world around you using digital photography. Learn about light, contrast, composition, and camera settings. Four-day camp fee is $92 for members and $102 for non-members.

Tennessee. To register, stop by or call the museum at 4821074 or see

Museum of Appalachia The Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate and a not-for-profit organization, is located 16 miles north of Knoxville, one mile east of I-75, exit 122. For more information, call 865-494-7680, or visit the web site at www.

Celebrate America, ages 6-12 from 9 a.m.-noon. Celebrate July Monday-Friday, June 30-July 3 4 by designing a clay flag and Storybook Chef, ages 3-5, from hand-building a bald eagle and 9 a.m.-noon. Read food-related a patriotic platter. Create a red stories like “The Popcorn Dragon” white and blue vase, make a star, and “Should I Share My Ice and more. Four-day camp fee is Cream.” Whip up some recipes. $92 for members and $102 for The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society is a 48 year Four-day camp fee is $92 for non-members. old, non-profit organization members and $102 for nonAround the World in Clay, ages dedicated to furthering the obmembers. 6-12, from 1-4 p.m.Make pottery jectives and programs of the Red, White & Blue Days, ris- and sculpture inspired by different University of Tennessee’s 250ing first-third graders, from 9 cultures from around the world. acre Arboretum in Oak Ridge. a.m.-noon. Celebrate weird and Use hand-building techniques Proceeds from fund-raising traditional holidays. Create crafts, and explore ancient Roman pot- events go toward the operatmake food, and dress the part for tery, African masks, Japanese ing expenses and endowment each day. Four-day camp fee is tea bowls. Four-day camp fee fund for the UT Arboretum. To $92 for members and $102 for is $92 for members and $102 for learn more about the Arboretum Society, and the UT Arbonon-members. non-members. retum Endowment Fund, go to Charlie & the Chocolate Facto- The Children’s Museum of ry, rising first-third graders, from Oak Ridge, 461 W. Outer Dr., For more information on the 1-4 p.m. Who needs a golden is offering fall pottery classes plant sale, call 865-482-6656. ticket? Be your own Willy Wonka with professional clay artist and make, bake and sample dif- Sherrie Carris. She has a BFA ferent types of chocolate. Four- from the University of Texas, day camp fee is $92 for members an MFA from the University of Iowa and a teaching certiand $102 for non-members. fication from the University of (Continued on Page 59)

UT Arboretum

Classes/ Workshops

In South Africa, termites are roasted and eaten by the handful, like pretzels or popcorn. (Continued from Page 58) Appalachian Arts Saturday, June 7 The Art of Handmade Books, with Bob Meadows, Saturday, June 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In this workshop, students will complete a couple of basic hardback books using Oriental papers, bookboard, archival glues and linen threads. They will leave with the skills and knowledge to create two styles of books. All Levels. Registration deadline May 31. Earlybird Cost: Register and pay by May 24 and the cost is $55 for Craft Center members, $65 for nonmembers. After May 24, Cost: $65/$75. This class is in the Featured Tennessee Artists Workshop series and is funded in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission. Bob Meadows of Knoxville has a background in graphic design and has been making books since discovering the craft at the John C. Campbell Folk School in 2004. He now teaches at the Folk School and other venues. He says it is the perfect medium for combining a love of words, calligraphy, watercolor, photography, graphic design and general crafting. Students do not have to have any experience with book building, but basic craft skills help. Students need to bring scissors, pencil, ruler, craft knife, cutting mat and lunch. All other materials will be supplied.

Visions Magazine, June 2014, Page 59 Monday, June 9 Market Basket, with Sheri Burns, Monday, June 9, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. Make a market basket with a filled bottom in this class. Choose from a variety of ways to decorate the basket handle. Bring to class: mop bucket, towel, and scissors. Beginner. Registration deadline: June 2. Earlybird Cost: Register and pay before May 29: $60 for craft center members, $70 for nonmembers. After May 29: $70/$80. Materials fee: $15 to be paid to instructor the day of class. Saturday, June 14 Beginner Drop Spindle, with Kathleen Marquardt, Saturday, June 14, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Learn how to use a drop spindle, Learn to ply your yarns together whether from two or more spindles, bobbins, or paper-roll bobbins, Learn to Navaho ply on your drop spindle. Beginner or Intermediate. Registration deadline: June 8. Earlybird Cost: Register and pay by June 1 and the cost is $20 for Craft Center Members, $30 for nonmembers. After June 1, Cost: $30 /$40. Materials fee: $16 to be paid to instructor the day of class includes one drop spindle and 2 oz. of fiber or you may bring you own spindle and fiber ( at least 3” inches or longer). Monday, June 23 -27 Kids’ Camp, with Kat Havercamp, June 23 -27, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.. Take a grand ad-

venture through art in the Appalachian Arts Craft Center’s week long art camp for kids ages 7 to 12! Each day will be an exciting journey through the many different fields of the arts. Kids will try their hands at sculpture, painting, fiber art, printmaking and more. They will explore a wide variety of materials, techniques and see how art impacts our world and communities. Held at Norris Community Building, 20 Chestnut Drive, Norris, TN. Cost

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Page 60, Visions Magazine, June 2014 (Continued from Page 59) is $95 per child. The adventure begins on June 23. And sadly ends on June 27. Camp is from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day. Bring a sack lunch each day. Registration deadline: June 17 but register early to save your place. Monday, July 14-18 Pottery for Kids: Wild Things With Clay, with Shelley Mangold and Caitlin Seidler, Monday – Friday, July 14-18, 6-9 year olds from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 10 & up from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Using your imagination and combining features of real creatures, we will explore different clay techniques to create things that crawl, run, swim, or soar! Work completed at camp will be fired and ready for pick up in two weeks. Cost: $100 for members, $110 for nonmembers. Registration deadline: July 7 but register early to save your place. The Appalachian Arts Craft Center is a nonprofit center promoting traditional artists and crafts. The shop and class facility are located at 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris, Tenn., one mile east of I-75 north at Exit 122. You must pre-register and pay for all classes in advance. Call the center at 865-494-9854 to

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www.appalachian- and vegetables just picked from of creating raw food dishes and her garden. the amazing ways it makes your body and mind feel.” On the Saturday, June 14 Erin’s Meadow Herb Farm menu: Zucchini spaghetti with “A Beginners Guide to the Raw marinara sauce; Sweet potato Saturday, June 7 4th Annual Fairy Folk Festival, Food Lifestyle”, 1:00 – 2:30. curry salad; Chia balls, and more. 10:00-3:00, “While human-folk Culinary Class with Laelia Fran- Laelia Frances teaches Svaroopa slumber, the fairies espy. Stars ces $35. If you have ever been Yoga in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. without number, sprinkling the interested in knowing more about She participated in classes at sky.” -The Song of the Windflower preparing raw foods, come see The Berkeley Psychic Institute Fairy –Cicely Mary Barker. Free how easy it is…how wonderful it in Berkeley, CA for 10 years, and for All Fairies!-Fairy search, rib- tastes, and how beautiful the pre- holds four  spiritual  certifications bon dancing, fairy refreshments, pared dishes are. In this introduc- including teaching and advanced & face painting! Come dressed tory class, students will learn what spiritual study. as a fairy and receive a free gift! raw food is, the health benefits Fairy Fun Activities ongoing dur- of adding it to your diet, and the Saturday, June 28 ing the Day! “Plant a Container ease of creating raw food dishes. “Learn to Make Your 0wn SumFairy Garden” (8”) - $15, “Make Laelia says, “This class came into mer Herbal Body Care Prodan Enchanted Fairy Pond” - $10, being because of the simplicity ucts” Demo/Class with Kathy E. “Make a Fairy Wand” - $5, Registration requested but not required to attend. Pre-registration and payment required for Fairy Fun Activities by June 4th. register.

Saturday, June 14 “Garden to Table, Herbal Brunch”, 10:30 – 12:00, Culinary Class with Janet Powell $35. On the menu: Watermelon - Mango Salad with Herbal Citrus Dressing; Rosemary Breakfast Muffins; Easy Summer Herbal Quiche; Roasted Green Bean Salad with Mint and Oregano. Janet Powell is a culinary educator who has been teaching cooking and wellness classes in the Knoxville area for over 20 years. She has a passion for creating healthy, delicious dishes with fresh herbs

Burke Mihalczo $30. 10:30-12:00. Learn to make aromatic, herbal body care products with all natural ingredients that are perfect for the sizzling summer season! Sun, wind, salt water, and chlorine can be very harsh and drying to the hair and skin, so you’ll need these nature-made treatments for protection, and to gently rejuvenate and nourish your body after time in the sun or water. Saturday, June 28 “Summer Herbal Cocktails”, 2:00-4:00. A Plant & Plate Event with Slow Food Tennessee Valley

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Studies show that the typical vacation spot for Americans averages 160 miles from home. (Continued from Page 60) $39. Spend a pleasant afternoon learning how to infuse delicious herbs from your own backyard into fun and tasty summer cocktails. This class includes 3 herbal cocktail making demonstrations, sampling, and light herbal hors d’ oeuvres. Sit a spell, and fashion a fresh herb wreath to take home and hang in your kitchen. Enjoy a stroll through the herb farm gardens, greenhouses and herb shop while you’re here! Erin’s Meadow is located at 132 England Dr, Clinton (Marlow Community) Phone is 4351452, Business hours are April - June ; Tues - Sat. 10-5 Sun. 12-5 CLOSED Mondays and July 1 - Dec. 20 Wed - Sat. 10-5 Clinch River Yarn Co. The Clinch River Yarn Company holds classes many days each month. Please go online to www. for a complete listing of times and dates for the classes above. Clinich River Yarn company is located at 725 N. Charles G. Seiv-

ers Boulevard in Clinton. Phone: 269-4528. Business Counseling Wednesday, June 11 GSA Schedule Contract Training. 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. The Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Roane State Community College, in partnership with the University of Tennessee, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the U.S. General Services Administration, will offer a free workshop for small businesses on “GSA Schedule Contract Training”.   GSA purchases a broad range of goods and services for the federal government. To sign up call 865-4832668, email, or visit The event will be held at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, 1400 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge.

Events Friday, June 13 Eddie Money Concert, Tickets On Sale now for the 12th Annual Secret City Festival. Eddie Money and Kix Brooks to Headline

2014 Concerts. It’s Secret City Festival time again in Oak Ridge! The bands have been selected, the schedule is filling up, and tickets to this year’s headliner concerts go on sale Tuesday, April 29. Tickets are priced at an early bird rate of $18. After May 30, ticket prices go up to $20. Children 10 and under are free with a paying adult. (See full story on page 4 of this issue)

Visions Magazine, June 2014, Page 61 the Historic Grove Theater (123 Randolph Road) in Oak Ridge. They will play from a vast library of 1960-70-80’s music specifically orchestrated for their eleven member group. Many of your Motown, R&B and blues tinged Rock-N-Roll tunes will be highlighted by their amazingly tight horn section and crooned by longtime front-man, C. Vaughn Leslie.   (See full story on page 4 of this issue)

Saturday, June 21 Boy’s Night Out Concert, 30 Saturday, June 21 years ago, if you wanted to join 16th Annual Lavender Festival a new band forming in the Oak in Jackson Square, Celebrating Ridge/West Knoxville area you all things herbal, the Lavender would have to take an oath! Festival returns for its 16th year “We’re doing this for fun, and on Saturday, June 21st in Hiswe play because we love the toric Jackson Square, on Broadmusic.” Membership was and way Avenue in Oak Ridge. This still is contingent on a personal is the weekend after The Secret commitment to R&B and Beach City Festival. The festival is music. C. Vaughn Leslie and from 8 am to 3 pm. Admission Boys Night Out will come togeth- is free, but you will want to bring er for one night only with members present and former for a spectacular reunion celebrating their 30 (+/-) years of entertaining East Tennessee audiences. Boys Night Out will present this special concert on Saturday, June 21, beginning at 7:30pm at

your wallet and your shopping bag because there will be many tempting treats and wonderful products to purchase. Throughout the day there will be great music under the big tent in the center of the square where there is plenty of seating for enjoying the music, getting out of the sun, or eating lunch. Growers of herbs and plants, artists and craft vendors, makers of furniture, garden art and herbal products will be lining the covered walkways of Jackson Square, the parking lot, and both sides of Broadway Avenue. The square and one block of Broadway will be closed to traffic, with free parking available in the surrounding lots. For more information, please visit www. (See full story on page 8 of this issue)

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Page 62, Visions Magazine, June 2014 (Continued from Page 61) Friday, July 4 Oak Ridge Community Band Independence Day Concert. Friday, July 4, 7:30 p.m., A.K. Bissell Park, 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge. This free concert will feature a program of patriotic tunes, jazz, dixieland, swing, and the traditional playing of the “1812 Overture” and will be followed by the annual city fireworks display. Audience members are encouraged to come early for good seating and to bring lawn chairs or blankets.  Razzleberry’s Ice Cream Lab will provide refreshments.  For more information call 865-482-3568 or visit

Health Tuesday, June 17 PK Hope Is Alive Parkinson Support Group of East TN will have the next Meeting at Kern

United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge on Tuesday, June 17 at 11:30 am. We welcome Members and Visitors with Parkinson’s to our Meetings! Our special speaker of the month is Sam Venable. Sam Venable has written for the Knoxville News Sentinel for years and is the author of several popular books.East Tennessee Personal Care Service. Our meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday Of the month from 11:30 - 1:30pm in Oak Ridge in the Kern United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 451 East Tenn. Ave. Our goal is to improve your Lifestyle through greater understanding, education and information. We are Affiliated with the Parkinson Disease Foundation (PDF) and the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF). If you or a loved one has Parkinson’s, please Join us and we will learn together. For more information please contact Karen Sampsell: 865-482-4867 or E-mail:

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Music Norris Concerts on the Commons Series. All concerts begin at 7 PM, and everyone is encouraged to bring your lawn chair, blanket and picnic basket. For more details on each week’s scheduled artists, visit Facebook for Concerts on the Commons. To receive a weekly notice about each concert, send your e-mail address to . Carolyn Martin June 6 June 13 Jenna & Her Cool Friends June 20 Shannon Whitworth June 27 Jesse Black Hot Shot July 4 Freight Train July 11 Hippy Nuts July 18 Naughty Knots July 25 Leah Gardner (Full story on page 7 of this issue)

filled show to the UCOR concert main stage Saturday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m. The Saturday night concert, sponsored by LDA Engineering and 96.7 Merle FM, will feature opening band Phoenix Drive. Concert tickets may be purchased online at, in person at the Oak Ridge Civic Center or by calling the ticket line at 230-2956. Secret City Festival headline entertainment concerts are general festival seating. Concert goers provide their own chairs and blankets. Smoking is

limited to designated areas only. No backpacks, coolers or pets are permitted in the concert area. All bags will be searched prior to entry. While there is no onsite parking, shuttle services are available. Concerts will proceed rain or shine. No refunds will be offered. Saturday, June 21 Boys Night Out 30th Celebration Concert. C. Vaughn Leslie and Boys Night Out will come together for one night only with

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Fri & Sat, June 13 & 14 Eddie Money and Kix Brooks to Headline 2014 Concerts. It’s Secret City Festival time again in Oak Ridge! The bands have been selected, the schedule is filling up, and tickets to this year’s headliner concerts are now on sale. Tickets are priced at $20. Children 10 and under are free with a paying adult. Grammy-nominated 80s rocker, Eddie Money, will bring his blue-collar brand of Rock n Roll to the UCOR concert main stage Friday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m. The Friday Night concert, sponsored by Pro2Serve, CROET and Classic Hits 93.1, also features local band, Jada Blade. Legendary country music artist, Kix Brooks, will bring his high energy, hit-

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Visions Magazine, June 2014, Page 63 (Continued from Page 62 members present and former for a spectacular reunion celebrating their 30 (+/-) years of entertaining East Tennessee audiences. Boys Night Out will present this special concert on Saturday June 21, beginning at 7:30pm at the Historic Grove Theater (123 Randolph Road) in Oak Ridge. They will play from a vast library of 1960-70-80’s music specifically orchestrated for their eleven member group. Many of your Motown, R&B and blues tinged Rock-N-Roll tunes will be highlighted by their amazingly tight horn section and crooned by longtime front-man, C. Vaughn Leslie. Tickets for this performance are available through www.KnoxvilleTickets. com, by phone (865) 656-4444 or toll free (877) 995-9961, at the Ferrell Shop in Jackson Square and in person at Knoxville Tickets outlets or at the door. (See full story in this issue on page 4)

Bissell Park, 1403 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge. This free concert will feature a program of patriotic tunes, jazz, dixieland, swing, and the traditional playing of the “1812 Overture” and will be followed by the annual city fireworks display. Audience members are encouraged to come early for good seating and to bring lawn chairs or blankets.  Razzleberry’s Ice Cream Lab will provide refreshments.  For more information call 865-482-3568 or visit


Saturday Tennis Every Saturday of the year, there is an informal drop-in doubles tennis match at the Jackson Square tennis courts on Broadway Avenue in Oak Ridge. They meet at 1:30pm in the winter and 9am in the summer. Ask for the Coordinator when you arrive and you will be matched up with players of similar playing ability. If Friday, July 4 cancelled due to bad weather, a Oak Ridge Community Band make-up match occurs on SunIndependence Day Concert. (Continued on Page 64) Friday, July 4, 7:30 p.m., A.K.

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Time Travelling will be at Continuous Threads, 235 Jackday at 1:30pm. Questions? Call son Square, Oak Ridge. Your Summer Chronology Guides Rangan at 474-0519. will be Manderley Swain and Jeannie O’Brien. Please call 865-964-2178 or email: Time Travellers will enjoy a one week trip through their chosen time period. Some of these Continuous Threads journeys will require a list of Sewing Studio supplies, other time trips this 2014 Sewing Through Time. summer will include all supSummer Sewing Camps. All plies. Travellers should bring

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their own machine (sewing or time machine) if they have one. A limited number of classroom machines are available for an additional fee. All Travellers should bring a brown bag lunch every day. All Travellers should be above age 9 except where noted.

1950’s Fashion! 10am to 1pm, Rock on back to the 1950’s! In this intermediate level class, girls will learn to follow a simple pattern while creating a 1950’s style outfit for themselves! Projects include poodle skirts, white top with initial, scarf, headband, and more! Cost $120 Supply list.

Monday, June 9-13 Pioneer Days on the Prairie,10am to 1pm. In this beginner level camp, travel back in time to the days of Little House on the Prairie! Kids will learn hand and machine sewing basics as they make things you might have found in Laura Ingalls’ sewing kit, including an apron and bonnet! Cost $140 All supplies included.

Monday, July 14-18 1970’s Flower Power, 10am to 1pm. Get groovy in the 70’s! Kids will sew funky, hippy fashion in this intermediate level camp. Projects include bell bottom jeans, tunic with macrame belt, fringed purse and more! Cost $120 Supply list.

Monday, June 16-20 Off to Camelot, 10am to 1pm. In this beginner level camp, travel back in time to days of knights and fair maidens! Kids will learn hand and machine sewing basics they create the timeless artifacts of a noble woman’s sewing kit, including a coat of arms that is uniquely yours! Cost $140 All supplies included. Monday, June 30-July 4 Dolled up! 1950’s American Girl!, 10am to 1pm. Go back in time to the 1950’s with your American Girl 18 inch doll! In this intermediate level camp, girls will learn to follow a simple pattern while creating a 1950’s style outfit for their 18 inch dolls. Projects include poodle skirts, white top with initial, scarf, purse and more! Cost $140 All supplies included. Monday, July 7-11

Monday, July 21-25 Steampunk your Doll! 10am to 1pm. Travel back to the dawn of the industrial age with your American Girl 18 Inch Doll! In this intermediate level camp, kids will create a steampunk fantasy costume for their 18 inch dolls. Projects include top with puff sleeves, corset style vest, bustle

skirt and more! Cost $140 All supplies included. Monday, July 28-August 1 A “Timey-Wimey” Art Camp Ages 6 and up, 10am to 1pm. Each day our time travelers visit a different decade, explore it’s culture and paint their inspirations on canvas. As the week progresses, travellers will create their own unique time machines in the third dimension! The week culminates in a gallery show and art sale curated by the kids themselves! Cost $120 Supply list.

Theater /Arts Thru August 8 Smoke on the Mountain Cumberland County Playhouse. Now in its twenty-first consecutive year at Cumberland County

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comedy than any other theater, anywhere. For ticket info contact Playhouse, Smoke continues to the Cumberland County Playplay to sold-out crowds and de- house at 931-484-5000 or visit light audiences again and again. “The publisher, Samuel French, Inc. the oldest and largest pub- June 13 thru August 31 lisher for plays and musicals in Shrek - Cumberland County the world - tells us it’s the most Playhouse. The Playhouse will popular show they license,” says present what just might be its director Weslie Webster. French most spectacular production yet, also verifies that the Playhouse Shrek The Musical. Featuring 19 has done more performances all-new songs, big laughs and of this bluegrass/gospel musical great dancing, Shrek The Musi-


cal is part romance, part fractured fairy tale and all fun! Based on the Oscar winning DreamWorks film, Shrek brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage as our unlikely hero Shrek and his loyal steed Donkey set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful, fiery Princess Fiona. Add a villain with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits in an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance and you’ve got a must see musical comedy! For ticket info contact the Cumberland County Playhouse at 931-4845000 or visit www.ccplayhouse. com. Now thru July 11 Annie Get Your Gun - Cumberland County Playhouse. Kellye Cash plays legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley, a plucky backwoods gal whose astonishing shooting skills earn her a spot in Buffalo Bill’s traveling show… and spark a competition with the show’s handsome headliner, Frank Butler (Britt Hancock). The two soon fall for each other, but when Annie’s act outshines her beau’s, she discovers that what’s good for business can be bad for romance. Bill Frey co-stars as Buffalo Bill and the cast of colorful characters includes a host of Playhouse favorites: Anna Baker, Daniel Black, DeAnna Etchison, Carol Irvin, Lauren Marshall, Leila Nelson, Austin Price, Jason Ross, Michael Ruff, Chaz Sanders and many more. Directed by Weslie Webster, this lighthearted “tall tale” is packed with singing, dancing, sharpshooting and all the excitement – and exaggeration - of America’s Wild West, An-

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nie Get Your Gun is a testament to female ingenuity and plain, old-fashioned fun. For ticket info contact the Cumberland County Playhouse at 931-484-5000 or visit July 4-20 1776 - Mainstage Musical, It’s the summer of 1776, and the American nation is ready to declare independence from England - if only our founding fathers can agree to it! The seminal event in American history blazes to vivid musical life as human faces are put on the men behind the national icons. John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin attempt to convince the members of the second Continental Congress to vote “Yea” in this funny, insightful, and compelling musical comedy. The Oak Ridge Playhouse is located at 227 Broadway in Jackson Square, Oak Ridge. Call 482999 for tickets and show times. August 22-31 Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - Mainstage Play, Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up eventually leading to threats to sell the house in this deliriously funny and hugely entertaining look at the absurdity and the dangers of human folly. Contains mature themes. The Oak Ridge Playhouse is located at 227 Broadway in Jackson Square, Oak Ridge. Call 482-999 for tickets and show times. October 5-6 Sarah, Plain and Tall - Jr. Playhouse, The classic heartwarming story of a widowed Kansas farmer with two children who places an ad in the newspapers seeking a wife. He receives a response from a Sarah Wheaton of Maine who says she will visit the family for a month to see how things work out saying “I will come by train. I will wear a yellow bonnet. I am plain and tall.” The joys and challenges of everyday life are richly depicted in this exquisite, sometimes painfully touching tale. The Oak Ridge Playhouse is located at 227 Broadway in Jackson Square, Oak Ridge.

Call 482-999 for tickets & times. November 21 - December 7 Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA Mainstage / Jr. Playhouse Musical, The most celebrated of all fairy-tale characters is back in Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. The ultimate rags-to-riches story sparkles in a far-away kingdom where princes, fairy godmothers, pumpkin carriages and soaring sweeping musical moments take you and the whole family on humor-filled flights of fancy and delight. Enchantment abounds in this newer version drawn from the ABC-TV production featuring Whitney Houston and Brandi. The Oak Ridge Playhouse is located at 227 Broadway in Jackson Square, Oak Ridge. Call 482-999 for tickets & times.

VBS Mon, June 9 - Fri, June 13 Kern United Methodist Church Invites Children to Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God. A summer kids’ event called Kingdom Rock will be hosted. At Kingdom Rock, kids will partici-

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Page 66, Visions Magazine, June 2014 (Continued from Page 65) pate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, and prepare and dig into yummy treats. They’ll experience epic Bible adventures and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos that they can take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day

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concludes with Fanfare Finale – a celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. The fun will conclude with an epic medieval theme party for the whole family on the evening of Thursday, June 13 with a bounce castle, game booths and prizes. Kids at Kingdom Rock will be learning about and raising money for the No More Malaria project to end deaths due to malaria. Kingdom Rock is for kids from four years to sixth grade and will


run from a 5:30 pm snack supper to 8:30 each day. The program begins each night at 6:00 pm. For more info, call 865-483-5273 or visit

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