East Tennessee's Mountain Views April 2024 Edition

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BDaley, the owner of HBG Yachts in Knoxville. We are excited to present our interview with Colin to you.

MV: Tell our readers a little bit about

yourself and HBG Yachts.

Colin: I have been selling boats in the Knoxville area since 1996 and am known as a local expert in boat and yacht sales. I developed my experience on the rivers and lakes locally selling both new and brokerage vessels.

As a yacht sales veteran, my team and I can advise clients on all aspects of boat buying, selling, services, and local cruising. Most importantly, we will assess your needs, and locate the best boat for your use and budget. For boat owners looking to sell, HBG can assess your vessel s value and get it sold quickly. We are experts in all styles of boats, and knowledgeably guide our clients toward the best, most informed boat sales decisions. We are a full-service operation uniquely positioned to satisfy all your boating, storage, and service needs whether for regular boating, or a convenient sales experience.

MV: Buying or selling a boat is a big deal and can be quite stressful. Tell us about your boat brokerage operation.

Colin: HBG offering boaters a combined 25 years’ experience and expertise of selling boats in all sizes and price ranges. We will give you the boat buying or selling experience of a lifetime by handling every aspect of the selling or buying process. For boat owners, there are a variety of reasons a client decides to sell a boat. Sometimes it is out of necessity; our goal is to get the highest value for their boat, and a quick sale. Other clients want to upgrade, and we can conveniently sell their current boat and help locate their next boat as a buyer’s broker.

YOUR RENTAL AND MANAGEMENT SOLUTION (865) 408-3100 LakesidePropertyRentals.com Call Jim at Distributed by mail monthly to the Loudon & Monroe lake and golf front communities including Tellico Village, Kahite, Rarity Bay, Tennessee National, Avalon Golf Community, Harbour Place, Tellico Harbor, Foothills Pointe, and WindRiver. Volume 24, No. 4, Section A April 2024 FREE www.etmv.com See our article on page 15A Continued on page 4A ... HBG YACHT SALES Local, Quality-Driven Boat Service and Broker
oating is a such a significant part of living here in East Tennessee’ s lakeside communities. There’ s nothing like cruising along the sparkling water! But of course, trustworthy boat purchasing and sales, as well as service and storage, is essential. HBG Yachts is a Knoxville-based boat brokerage, storage, and service company that was founded in 2011 by owner and president, Colin Daley. Colin has been selling boats in the Knoxville area since 1996 and is known as the local expert in boat and yacht sales. He developed his experience on the rivers and lakes locally, selling both new and brokerage vessels. With 25 years experience in boat brokerage sales and boat service, HBG Yacht Sales is committed to exceeding your expectations in the purchase or sale of your boat or yacht by providing a seamless and professional transaction. In this month’s edition of Mountain Views, we had the opportunity to interview Colin
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April, 2024, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views • 3A LOTS Custom Home on a very level lot, Not your Cookie Cutter home! 185 Salohi Way Loudon, $569,000 Leza Barnard, 865-582-1799 Walking distance to downtown Loudon. Charming 3 BR 1.5 BA home. 523 River Bend Drive Loudon, $269,999 Zach Miller, 865-224-1396 Great buildable acreage in Lenoir City with no city taxes. 3.43 acres 426 Foster Rd Lenoir City, $139,000 Zach Miller, 865-224-1396 Spacious and inviting home on the 17th green of Tanasi Golf Course with a 3 car-garage! 115 Kenosha Lane Loudon, $850,000 Kelly McKinney, 865-307-1244 Attn: First Time Buyers - OR a Great rental opportunity. Doublewide on 3+ acres. 137 Summerset Lane Pioneer, $149,000 Zach Miller, 865-24-1396 Here is your chance to be in the country but close to everything. 10 min to Loudon. NEW home on 1.5 FLAT unrestricted acres. 175 Moat Sewell Rd. Philadelphia, $288,000 Zach Miller, 865-224-1396 Beautiful GOLF front lot in Kahite, Tellico Village - .49 acres 108 Etsi Trail Vonore, $119,000 Zach Miller, 865-224-1396 NORTH END of TV in COYATEE HILLS. This Basement Rancher offers so many extras. 402 Skiatook Lane Loudon, $599,000 Cindy Nash Miller, 865-224-1696 Outdoorsman Dream! Custom Built 3 bed, 2 Full Baths, 3+ acres w/Mtn Views 257 Welch Rd. Tellico Plains, $784,000 Nate Barnard, 865-804-3090 Tip Top Condition, Lake view one level home. 241 Cheestana Loudon, $599,000 Leza Barnard, 865-582-1799 LAKEFRONT- shared dock and PRIVATE DEEDED BOAT SLIP - .6 Acres 101 Big Water Drive Vonore, $449,000 Cindy Nash Miller, 865-224-1696 Beautiful level lot in new section of TN NTL, views of the golf course. 652 Black Bear Circle Loudon, $127,500 Leza Barnard, 865-582-1799
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Wlooking to relocate to the area. Future articles will highlight the beautiful Smoky Mountain region - its scenery and points of interest as well as its history. We also will provide articles that will acclimate you to the area and give you information that will benefit you personally. We hope you enjoy our publication!

Spring is a time of renewal when we witness new leaves starting to show on trees and bushes and colorful spring blooms putting on a beautiful show. Here in East Tennessee, dogwood blooms are celebrated all month long with color finally coming back to the landscape, brightening our surroundings, and lifting our spirits. And activity is picking up in the area as the days and evenings warm up. Recreation opportunities, special events, and travel options are slowly opening up again.

Personally, I get energized and inspired in spring to get outside and take in nature at every opportunity. We’ve lived in this area for 2 ½ years now, and I grow to appreciate it more and more. One of my very favorite local outdoor activities is visiting Dollywood. We love the beauty of the Smoky Mountains, the shows, and the rides. The Wild Eagle is my favorite, with Lightning Rod coming in a very close second. And we’re usually the oldest ones in line!

But the thing that I enjoy most about visiting Dollywood is what I enjoy most about East Tennessee in general. It’s the environment and the people. I feel like I can be myself. I was explaining this to a woman I’d just met at a wedding recently, and she said, “That sounds like freedom.”

Surrounded by patriotism, support for our first responders, love of God, and love for your neighbor. Respect, kindness, selflessness. This is where we live. How blessed we are!

April in the Knoxville area is full of activity, and we hope you can get out and enjoy some of those events. It’s time to shed the winter blues and enjoy the bright colors of spring in our area. From the Dogwood Arts Festival to the natural landscape all around us, God’s glory shines here in East Tennessee.

Kathy Rose

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We take your boat from listing to sold as fast as the market allows and you won t have to lift a finger. Our commitment is to help you eliminate the hassle of selling your boat and to bring you the best return. Selling your boat can be a frustrating and time-consuming process. From advertising and listing your boat to the closing process and test runs, there can be a lot to do! Whether this is your first boat sale or you’ re an experienced boater who just wants it sold, we re dedicated to delivering a seamless, secure transaction.

MV: Can you tell us about your team members?

Colin: Of course. Including myself, we have a team of three brokers on staff. My son, Alex Daley, joined us full time after growing up in and around the business and graduating from UT Knoxville in 2021. Robbie Casey is a seasoned 100-ton captain, boating expert, and a key member of our team.

MV: You also provide boat service and repairs. Can you tell us about that?

Colin: We recently acquired Simplified Yachting Services (SYS), a full-service marine service provider. SYS offers mobile capabilities and can come right to your vessel! Whether you keep your boat at a marina or private dock, our service crew is fully mobile. Our motto for service and repairs is, “Boat Service Simplified”. We pride ourselves in effective communications and are committed to prompt follow-through and exceptional customer service. We provide boat and engine repair, preventative maintenance, and general system repairs.

MV: Anything else you feel would be important to add or that you want readers to know?

Colin: Yes! We recently became Pursuit, Pathfinder and Cobia Boat dealers to add to our upper-tier quality boat offerings. Center console boats are becoming a very popular style in our boating community due to their versatility for family boating and fishing, ease of maintenance and comfortable ride.

At our core, HBG is about delivering trustworthy and dependable service, and treating our customers as we d like to be treated. We believe in building long-term relationships based on prompt and effective service, and being known as the best at what we do in our community. That’s because this is where we’re from, and where we plan to be. We look

forward to serving you.

Conveniently located off Lovell Road on Dutchtown Road in Knoxville, in addition to exceptional service, HBG Yacht Sales offers covered and trailered boat storage, making the sale process simpler and more accessible to potential buyers. With 24 years of experience in boat and yacht sales, HBG has a world-class network of relationships and resources to not only sell

4A • East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, April, 2024 April Insights From the Publisher P.O. Box 209, Vonore, TN 37885 • 865-657-3077 April 2024 Vol. 24 No. 4 The East Tennessee’s Mountain Views Team Tim & Kathy Rose, Tom & Judy Irmen, & Meredith Hancock Serving the Loudon & Monroe lake and golf front communities including Tellico Village, Kahite, Rarity Bay, Tennessee National, Avalon Golf Community, Harbour Place, Tellico Harbor, Foothills Pointe and WindRiver. East Tennessee’s Mountain Views is published monthly. P.O. Box 209, Vonore, TN 37885 For advertising information contact East Tennessee’s Mountain Views at 865-657-3077 Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm Website: www.etmv.com E-Mail: rosekathy@etmv.com East Tennessee’s Mountain Views does not accept any responsibility or liability for the content of, promises made, or the quality/reliability of the products or services offered by third part advertisements contained in this publication. Address corrections are accepted by email or US mail only. No exceptions. © 2001-2024 East Tennessee’s Mountain Views East Tennessee’s Mountain Views is independently owned and operated.
elcome to the April 2024 edition of East Tennessee’s Mountain Views. Our publication’s goal is to be the most comprehensive source of information for those that reside in the area as well as those who are
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This expansive 2,386 sq. ft. home, with a very large 3 or 4-car garage will be built for you on our significantly oversized lot in Kahite. This home offers 3 garage bays, but you can add a 4th bay for your boat, trailer, any motorized “toys,” or as a workshop. If you want an optional “drive-through” garage, the 4th bay can accommodate that request.

The beautiful Lakeaire II design is one of our most popular custom designs, with many models built throughout Tellico Village and in other waterfront communities. This home has all the elements for an easy one floor “ranch style” living. The main living area features an open floor plan and a professionally designed and expansive kitchen and hearth room with fireplace, along with a built-in custom dry bar (or hutch). The luxurious master suite features BoTH a walk-in shower and a Roman tub. Also included are his and her closets and French doors that open to the spacious sun room. This fabulous model has often been built with an optional full size bonus room over the spacious 3-1/2 car garage.

April, 2024, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views • 5A Located at the only red light intersection on Rt. 444 (Tellico Parkway) in the Y of Tellico Village 865-458-0089 lakepthomes@comcast.net Serving ALL Area Lake Front Communities Lake Point Homes, Inc. TM “ We didn’t invent home building; over 50 years we perfected it!”TM The Most Trusted BUILDER in Tennessee © Lake Point Homes, Inc. 2024. These plans are protected by Federal Copyright Laws. Do noT Co Py. Any use in whole or in part is a criminal offense punishable by law. Specifications and features can change without notice, liability or obligation. Artist renderings, dimensions and photos may not be representative of actual construction. The Moonstone Manor can be built for you in the prestigious Kahite golf course community at 147 Sikwa Trail. This is our spectacular new and modern home design that will be built with more luxury features than you can imagine – all included (personal changes/modifications are welcome). In Kahite you’ll enjoy an outstanding golfing and boating lifestyle that includes maintained golf cart trails running throughout the community. The trails will take you from your home to the clubhouse or the marina in just minutes. – by Lake point Homes, inC. –Floor Plan 2,584 sq. ft. Optional front entrance 3-car garage available. Lake Point Homes is proudly building in Tennessee National, Tellico Village and most surrounding waterfront communities. – by Lake point Homes, inC. –TM
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6A • East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, April, 2024 Located at the only red light intersection on Rt. 444 (Tellico Parkway) in the Y of Tellico Village 865-458-0089 lakepthomes@comcast.net Serving ALL Area Lake Front Communities Lake Point Homes, Inc. TM “ We didn’t invent home building; over 50 years we perfected it!”TM The Most Trusted BUILDER in Tennessee © Lake Point Homes, Inc. 2024. These plans are protected by Federal Copyright Laws. Do noT Co Py. Any use in whole or in part is a criminal offense punishable by law. Specifications and features can change without notice, liability or obligation. Artist renderings, dimensions and photos may not be representative of actual construction. Built on your “builder-ready” lot, Only$423,900.00* Built with a 3-car garage only $447,800.00 This beautiful custom built home is designed so every room is practical and functional – just simply correct! EZ and Affordable 1-floor living! *Priced using our long list of standard specifications. The Lakeshore Cottage is loaded with upscale features: • Soaring cathedral ceiling in the great room and dining room. • Trayed ceiling in the master bedroom. • Upscale kitchen with solid stone counters. • Hardwood floors throughout main living areas. • Large front porch. • Maintenance-free rear deck. • Oversized garage and so much more. • Optional screened rear deck – by Lake point Homes, inC. –Optional changes and modifications are our pleasure! – by Lake point Homes, inC. –Built at 156 Kawga Way TM Sunrise Ridge Floor Plan This is what everyone has been asking for: an 1,814 sq. ft. plan that has it all! Built at 110 Wahuhu Circle with Craftsman style front elevation and optional 3-car garage. Lakeshore Cottage Floor Plan This incredible 1,460 sq. ft. open floor plan with volume ceilings and no wasted space “lives” like a much larger home! *Priced using our long list of standard specifications. Add a front entrance 3-car garageforonly $23,900 Built on your “builder-ready” lot, Only$489,900.00* This professionally custom-built lot/home package with a “walk-in” lower level can be built on our exceptional cul-de-sac lot at 306 Gado Trace in beautiful Tellico Village, Only$534,900.00* Possible 3.9% builder “ construction financing” available. The Sunrise Ridge is loaded with upscale features: • Modern open floor plan. • Extra deep 2-car garage. • 2-car or 3-car side entrance garage upgrades available. • Hardwood flooring throughout entire living area. • Granite and stainless steel kitchen with large pantry and bar. • Breakfast nook and formal dining room. • Good size bedrooms #2 and #3. • Oversized master bedroom with “his” and “her” walk-in closets. • Laundry room with large counter, sink, and base cabinets. • Covered deck that can be converted to a screened porch or sunroom.
April, 2024, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views • 7A The HarborsideTM Located at the only red light intersection on Rt. 444 (Tellico Parkway) in the Y of Tellico Village 865-458-0089 lakepthomes@comcast.net Serving ALL Area Lake Front Communities Lake Point Homes, Inc. TM “ We didn’t invent home building; over 50 years we perfected it!”TM The Most Trusted BUILDER in Tennessee © Lake Point Homes, Inc. 2024. These plans are protected by Federal Copyright Laws. Do noT Co Py. Any use in whole or in part is a criminal offense punishable by law. Specifications and features can change without notice, liability or obligation. Artist renderings, dimensions and photos may not be representative of actual construction. Lake Point Homes has developed this unique plan, which incorporates all of the necessary and functional elements only found in much larger homes, while keeping a practical and open floorplan of 2,100 sq. ft. This modern home design is absolutely the most stylish and functional plan on today’s market. – by Lake point Homes, inC. –Lake Point Homes is proudly building in Tennessee National, Tellico Village and most surrounding waterfront communities. The Bridgewater TM 2,100 sq. ft. of luxurious living space plus a massive 1,000 sq. ft. garage. optional bonus room, in-law or caregiver suite. BED 2 14’10” X 11’ BED 3 11’ X 11’ OFFICE GREAT ROOM 18’ X 21’ 11’ CEILING DINING 13’4” X 13’ MASTER SUITE 14’ X 15’ OVERSIZED 3-CAR GARAGE 35’ X 26’8” SCREENED DECK 18’ X 12 OPEN GRILLING PORCH 14’ X 10’ MASTER BATH PANTRY 8’ x 8’ MASTER CLOSET FRONT PORCH KITCHEN DROP ZONE SHELVES LAUNDRY NOOK This fabulous new model definitely checks all the boxes!  This photo shows a rear elevation which includes a “walk-in” lower level. – by Lake point Homes, inC. –Priced using our long list of standard specifications. *Priced using our long list of standard specifications. Built on your “builder-ready” lot, Only$579,900.00* Built on your “builder-ready” lot, Only$589,900.00* This professionally custom-built lot/home package with a “walk-in” lower level can be built on our exceptional cul-de-sac lot at 306 Gado Trace in beautiful Tellico Village, Only$624,900.00* P OSSIBLE 3.9% BUILDER “ CONSTRUCTION FINANCING ” AVAILABLE . This professionally custom-built lot/home package with a “walk-in” lower level can be built on our exceptional cul-de-sac lot at 306 Gado Trace in beautiful Tellico Village, Only$634,900.00* P OSSIBLE 3.9% BUILDER “ CONSTRUCTION FINANCING ” AVAILABLE .
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April, 2024, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views • 9A OUTSTANDING AGENTS. OUTSTANDING RESULTS. Travis Hardy (865) 548-1026 Lucia Findley (865) 809-9857 SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD Pending in 1 Day Pending in 1 Day John Webb (865) 406-3801 Dwayne Archer (865) 388-2314 Roy Espenscheid (865) 406-2004 Leona Saidak (865) 924-3995 Pamela Hardy Cooley (865) 604-8060 Dennis Dertz (808) 855-0675 Debbie Morris (865) 765-9217 Sharon Wethington (734) 216-2697 Betty Tolliver (865) 604-8310 Deb Santos (860) 367-2054 Bill Cooley (865) 599-9457 Alden Williams (865) 604-3251 Bill Webster (865) 567-5901 Barry Corle (865) 680-6392 bhhslakesiderealty.com (865) 458-9600 100 Chota Center Loudon, TN 37774 Phone: (865) 458-9600 Toll Free: (800) 745-8448 ©2024 BHH Affiliates, LLC. An independently owned and operated franchisee of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices symbol are registered service marks of Columbia Insurance Company, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate. Equal Housing Opportunity. For Life
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Tsuhdatsi Way $ 561,000. DebbieMorris representedSeller 158 Vinita Lane $ 289,900. BonnieHughes representedtheBuyer&Seller 206 Oohleeno Lane $ 772,500. MichelleHam representedthe Seller 209 Sioux Place $ 500,000. LuciaFindley representedtheSeller 200 Chota Landing View $ 540,000. BonnieHughes representedthe Seller MichelleHam representedtheBuyer
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The Early Church Grows

After Luke wrote his Gospel, he traveled with Paul and Barnabus on their mission trips to spread the Good News of Jesus to cities in Asia Minor and then in Europe. The Christian Church exploded as thousands of Jews and Gentiles became believers in saving work of Jesus Christ and in turn many more believed and were brought into the fold. The book of Acts, authored by Luke, records the history of the early Church. Pastor David Talley will continue his study in Acts relating the events of the early Church to our lives today.

Here at First Baptist Church of Tellico Village we try to make everyone feel at home. We have always been known as a friendly church caring for the needs of our members and guests. We do livestream our Sunday morning Worship Service beginning at 10:30 AM. If you would like to watch our service, simply go to FBCTV.org and click on the livestream link. We also serve a wonderful dinner every Wednesday evening and guests are welcome. Call the Church office for details at 865-408-0110.

If you are looking for a church home, come and worship with us as Pastor Dave teaches us about ‘Acts of the Apostles’ and shares the Words of Jesus. Enjoy a worshipful experience with our music and worship team that includes choir and orchestra. Jesus commanded us to go and make disciples and we take that charge quite seriously. Under the leadership of Associate Pastor Kem Lindsay, we offer several adult Sunday Bible study options at 9:00 AM. Morning Worship Service follows at 10:30 AM. For more info visit FBCTV.org.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF TELLICO VILLAGE 205 Chota Road, Loudon, TN 37774 (865) 408-0110 | www.fbctv.org


On a recent Sunday, I gathered during the fellowship hour with a handful of potential new members. We had a wonderful discussion, and I look forward to welcoming some new members very soon after Easter. Whenever I am meeting with potential new members or visitors, I am always asking myself what information I should try to communicate. Of course, communicating information is not all of what such meetings are about. Forming relationships and trust is equally essential. However, I also do want to let people know who we are as a community. This often involves telling them about all the helping organizations we are involved with. I also tell them that we are largely a community of folks from “elsewhere.” Shepherd of the Lake boasts members from many different states and both coastlines. I also usually end up sharing at least some piece of our Lutheran theological heritage and history I found myself at this last gathering talking about something that it had never occurred to me to mention before: what it means to be a member of a Church. In former generations, folks took for granted that one should “belong” to a Church. In some more rural areas especially, it was assumed that you would be a member of one or the other local congregations. Younger people these days, however, are less likely to formally belong to a Church. It strikes me that some reflection on what it means to “belong” is appropriate.

Being a member of a Lutheran Church also means that you believe that the Lutheran Confessions of the 16th century are faithful interpretations and explications of the faith.

Perhaps firstly, to belong to a Church means that you accept the faith they teach as your own. This might go without saying but is an important aspect of Church membership. When you join a Church, you are saying “Amen” to at least the important parts of that Churches proclamation. For a Lutheran Church like ours, this means for instance that you accept the Scriptures as the primary way in which God has chosen to communicate with His people. It means accepting the creeds we say during worship as an accurate articulation of that Bible based faith. It means acknowledging the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion as means of grace initiated by God.

Being a member of a Lutheran Church also means that you believe that the Lutheran Confessions of the 16th century are faithful interpretations and explications of the faith. These documents, like the Augsburg Confession and the large catechism, might not come up very often in our life together, but they are always there in the background. If I have done my job right, hopefully they form and inform how I preach and teach. None of this means that each member of the Church will believe exactly the same thing. Agreement in every last detail is not only unnecessary but would probably be impossible to reach. But, agreement in these essentials is a part of the glue of the Church’s life. For instance, if you did not believe that the Bible was God’s Word, to listen to me preach on it every week would probably not mean much to you. Likewise, if you did not believe that Holy Communion was instituted and commanded by Christ, taking communion each week would probably not interest you. In this way, what we do together as Church is an expression of what we believe.

Of course, belonging to a Church is more than assent to a set of doctrines. It also means being a part of the body of Christ here in this place. It means being in relationship to other people and to share both our joys and struggles. It is especially true here at Shepherd of the Lake that belonging means to be a member of a family. Like all other families we are not perfect, but I for one can think of no other place I would want to be when Sunday mornings roll around.


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Our PLACE plans May Gala to Continue Expansion

Please “Save the date” for the Gala to benefit Our PLACE, which will take place on Sunday, May 19th from 5-10 pm at the Yacht Club at Tellico Village. Our PLACE will be hosting its Spring Capital Campaign Fundraiser & Gala in order to grow donations in support of the organization’s Capital Fund for further expansion. Cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres will start at 5pm, dinner at 6:30 pm, with a DJ playing throughout the evening for dancing. A silent auction will run throughout the evening with larger ticket items to be featured in a live auction. Tickets are available for $100 per person. When you RSVP there is the option of choosing a steak, seafood, or vegetarian dinner for the entree. Payment can be made online. For more information on the Fundraising Gala, or to make reservations, go to ourplacetn.org. If you have questions regarding the event, contact Ginny Ranck (865) 271-8101 or at ginnyr@ourplacetn.org., Shawn Tallant (703) 399-1826 or shawnt@ourplacetn.org., or Brandi @ Our PLACE, (865) 657-7222. The Phase I expansion at Our PLACE is moving forward. The concrete has been poured for the patio, and the framing of the additional interior space is underway

Our Moment of Joy individual this month is Kathryn, who has attended the program at Our PLACE twice a week for 18 months. She grew up on a farm in North Carolina, the middle child of three girls. Kathryn married and raised three girls, living with her family in the Chicago suburbs until moving back to TN to be closer to “back home.” Kathryn and her husband purchased a funeral home and established the family in Loudon. She is blessed to have five grandchildren and three great grandchildren, who bring joy to her life.

Kathryn’s three daughters decided that the program at Our PLACE would give her some variety in her week, as well as provide stimulating activities that keep her active, engaged, and entertained. She loves the visits of the therapy dogs, enjoys crafting, and listening to the groups who come in to provide music. Her daughters share the care of their mother and feel it’s important to have her surrounded by the positive, happy people she sees at Our PLACE.

Her daughter Reneé says that “she always puts on her best face when she goes to the center,” and this writer can attest that Kathyrn always has a pleasant, kind, and caring personality. Having her mother in the program gives the family the ability to “work without fear that she is in danger somehow, somewhere. We don’t worry or feel guilty on the days she is there.”

Her daughter Reneé shared that Kathryn made a beautiful picture in the program’s craft sessions. Her sister Amy, with her mother’s permission, wrapped the picture and held a lottery at the family Christmas gathering to decide who might win the artwork. Her granddaughter was the lucky name pulled to cherish the picture her grandmother had created. Truly a Moment of Joy for this entire family!

Our PLACE is an independent, 501©(3) nonprofit that seeks to improve quality of life by providing a day program of care, social interaction, and therapeutic activities in a safe and nurturing environment for adults living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related diseases.

Our Place TN 103 Cheeyo Way Loudon, TN 37774 865-657-7222

April 6: Little Italy 5:45 PM to 8:30 PM

April 19: Sherrill Hills Retirement Facility 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

April 27: American Legion Fundraiser for Veterans @ Tellico Yacht Club 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

April, 2024, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views • 11A 865-657-3077 | www.etmv. com H Offer may not be combined with any other offer, or bonus cash coupon. Limit one per customer. Ask inspector for details. Expires 4/30/24. SPRING SPECIAL


with Kerry

Brown of Strong Roots Resources

Monday, April 15, 2024

6:30 pm Meet & Greet, 7:00 pm Program

Come join Kerry Brown to learn about a few ways you can produce nutrient dense sprouts, microgreens and even salad greens using simple indoor systems or in small patios spaces. Kerry will lead you through a brief presentation accompanied with photos and examples and will be happy to answer all of your questions afterwards. Great Door prize provided by Kerry.

CHEO programs are free for members, with a $10.00 suggested minimum donation for all guests. CHEO is a non-profit organization supporting holistic and integrative wellness. CHEO provides the community with many opportunities to discover pathways to well-being.

Save the date: Next month’s CHEO program will be May 20. Topic and location to be announced soon.

Questions??? contact Diane Minch at 423 884 6031 or send an email to us on the CHEO website. www.cheoknox.org

CHEO is a nonprofit organization and expressly disclaims all liability.

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Protect Yourself from Identity Theft


Last year, when a client tried to file his tax return, he was notified by the IRS that a return had already been filed under his social security number. After doing some research, we found that identity thieves had swooped in early and filed a fraudulent tax return, claiming a large refund which had been direct deposited to a bank account. We then had to submit additional proof that our client was the rightful owner of the social security number before the return could be processed – a long and laborious process, as you can imagine. And unfortunately, this isn’t an isolated instance – tax fraud is on the rise.

While it seems that identity theft is all around us, the good news is that there are easy steps you can take to minimize your risk. Here are some quick tips:

» Freeze your credit with all three major credit bureaus - Equifax, Experian and TransUnion — which restricts

access to your credit report so new credit can’t be open under your name without your permission. It’s a free service and you just need to remember to unfreeze it temporarily if you apply for new credit.

» Stay vigilant and know what is being reported on your credit

» Order a free credit report from the government-mandated www.annualcreditreport.com or directly from each credit bureau.

» Order a free report of banking information reported in your name from www.chexsystems.com

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» Review not just your bank and credit card statements, but your health insurance statement of benefits too. Health insurance fraud is a booming business.

» Shred credit card offers that come in the mail, or better yet, request to stop receiving them at www. optoutprescreen.com

» Monitor your minor children’s credit report - a child’s social security number may be compromised for years


first learned about Heritage Family Dentistry when I was a patient of Dr. Bradshaw at the University of Tennessee,” said Heidi Hodges.

“I had stopped going to the dentist because of several past negative experiences.

“I chipped a tooth when I was pregnant with my fourth

before it is discovered.

» Don’t use public wi-fi for banking or shopping transactions.

If your identity does get stolen despite your best efforts, go to identityTheft.gov to report identity theft and set up a recovery plan that will guide you through each recovery step, including pre-fill letters and forms for you to send to businesses and debt collectors. And remember, consistent, diligent vigilance is your best protection – and it’s free!

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Fiduciary Registered Investment Advisor 504 Ebenezer Road Knoxville, TN 37923


child. I knew Dr. Bradshaw from my church, so I called him and he quickly took care of my chipped tooth. I was so happy with how he cared for me that I decided to follow him to his practice.

“I was very apprehensive at first, but Dr. Bradshaw and his team fully explained treatment and procedure to me in detail. They have been very understanding of my fears. I now visit Heritage Family Dentistry every six months, and they feel just like family.

“All of the people that work at Heritage Family Dental are wonderful. I have had cleanings, a filling, a crown, and currently have Invisalign.”

Invisalign is the latest and most advanced treatment for straightening teeth without metal braces. The clear aligners are almost undetectable by others, and some patients see visible results in as little as six months.

“I would highly recommend Heritage Family Dentistry to everyone,” said Heidi. “My experiences have been great, and I am so thankful to have a dentist to go to where I am not fearful.”

To learn more about Heritage Family Dentistry or to schedule a tour and no-obligation consultation, contact them at 865-816-9211 today.

Heritage Family Dentistry 11121 Kingston Pike, Suite C Farragut, TN 37934 865-816-9211


The Yacht Club in Tellico Village Announces New Management and Updated Menu

The menus include weekly specials, appetizers, sandwiches, hamburgers, soups, salads, pasta, entrees, and sides along with a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.



The Yacht Club is a 20,400 square-foot building. It offers a lounge, dining rooms with large windows overlooking the lake and rolling hills and an upstairs bridal suite for couples getting married at The Yacht Club. It’s a scenic choice for those looking for pleasant scenery while enjoying a meal or celebrating an event. The Club is adjacent to the largest marina in Tellico Village and provides guest docks for boaters allowing them to sail, or boat, to dine. Anyone is welcome to dine at the Loudon County restaurant; it is not just for those who live at Tellico Village. There is live music every Friday evening beginning at 7 p.m. This is just one way the Village hopes to bring the community together for some wholesome fun. Other popular events include wine tastings, chef cook-off challenges and holiday events.

The Yacht Club is open Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. year-round.

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Financial Planning & Investment Advisory Services are offered through Marsh Wealth Management, LLC (“MWM”), an independent investment advisor registered with the state of Tennessee. Yvonne Marsh is an Investment Advisor Representative of MWM in the state of Tennessee. Marsh Professional Group, LLC, is a TN registered public accounting firm and a separate legal entity from MWM. For a detailed discussion of MWM and their investment advisory fees, see the firm’s Form ADV on file with the SEC at www.adviserinfo.sec.gov. 50 4 Ebenezer Road Knoxville , TN 37 923 865.622.2162 admin@marshpros.com L earn more at: www.marshwealth.com It’s time to review your Medicare coverage. Contact us to guide you through the process. The Clear Alternative to Braces » Family Friendly Dentistry » Cosmetic Dentistry » Crowns & Bridges » Dental Implants » Implant Dentures » Prevention & Gum Treatment » Invisalign® Orthodontics » Mercury-Free Restoration » Digital Radiograph Dentistry for Your Family Now Accepting New Patients | 11121 Kingston Pike, Suite C, Farragut, TN 37934 865.816.9211 | www.hfdsmiles.com “I
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T he Yacht Club in Tellico Village, a premier restaurant and venue with lakefront views, has launched new items within the menu under new food service management in-house. Previous service was run through AWE Hospitality. The Tellico Village Property Owner Association’s goal was to improve finances, re-take control of facilities, enhance food and service quality and ensure management continuity across all dining facilities. With more than 23 years of experience in food service, Skyler McClurkin was hired as the food service director. McClurkin was
the manager of the restaurants for AWE for more than seven years.
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incredible. We love to see our guests enjoy delicious meals and entertainment. In the coming weeks, we look forward to welcoming even more people from near and far to enjoy a dining or event experience here at the Yacht Club in
transition has been
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the seasonal lunch and dinner menus, the Yacht Club
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April 18-20

Atrunk show is a special event in the fashion world when a designer puts on a display of their best work for review by a select group of buyers or fashionistas. Since all of our clientele are the best of the best, we extend an invitation to each of you!

We can give our customers an opportunity to view the entire line and special order pieces for themselves that may not be seen anywhere else in the area. One of our favorite companies to host a trunk show with is Sympli, a Canadian line as diverse as any we represent. We will be hosting a Sympli trunk show featuring spring and summer designs for you to view and order for yourself!

We are so excited to have our Sympli representative, Christina, with us on April 18th to do a Sympli wardrobe seminar and fashion show. There will be two seatings available at 11:00am and 2:00pm. Seating is limited, so please call us at 423-337-5537 to RSVP! Join us for a fun and fashion filled day with refreshments, and lots of excitement to see new colors and styles from one of our favorite lines, Sympli!

Sympli samples will be at the boutique April 18th through April 20th, so if you’re unable to attend the fashion show, stop by and we’re happy to show you the line.

The Lily Pad Boutique

209 N. Main Street

Sweetwater, TN 37874



Mon-Sat: 10am-5:30pm


April, 2024, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views • 15A Bill Cooley (865) 599-9457 billcooleyrealty@gmail.com Pamela Hardy Cooley (865) 604-8060 tvlake87@hotmail.com Travis Hardy, Jr. (865) 548-1026 Tjhardy87@gmail.com Gwen Gavin (702) 203-8318 gwengavin@bhhslakeside.com 100 Chota Center, Loudon, TN 37774 | (8 65) 458 -96 0 0 | bh h sl a ke sider e a lt y.c om CALL FOR A FREE MARKET ANALYSIS | TOP PRODUCERS IN THE INDUSTRY 108 Mohawk Lane (Lakefront)$1,459,000MLS# 1256347 415 Skiatook Lane $632,000MLS# 1251902 119 Atsila Trail $599,000MLS# 1215745 110 Coyatee Circle - (Lake view)$734,500MLS# 1256327 113 Sikwa Trail $1,000,000MLS# 1235556 Most Real Estate Agents Look To Sell More Homes... Forever Agents Look To Market Your Home For More. We are dedicated and loyal to our clients! Whether selling or buying, let our experience of over 45 years of combined service work for you. The Cooley Team - Chairman’s Circle Platinum Award - top 1% of teams in Network for 2022 & 2023 LOTS FOR SALE 200 Kawga Lane - SOLD - MLS#1253638 - $49,950 110 Waynoka Lane - Lake Lot - MLS #1253906 - $730,000 105 Silver Fox Way - View lot - MLS #1253027 - $189,900 138 Gado Way - SOLD - MLS# 1247170 - $39,900 407 Elohi Place - SOLD - MLS# 1247092 - $39,900 409 Elohi Place - SOLD - MLS# 1247093 - $39,900 155 Tahlequah Lane - SOLD - MLS# 1194693 - $135,000 254 Scenic Hill Lane - MLS# 1210940 - $42,900 1757 Old Dogwood Trail - PENDING - MLS #1229269 - $109,900 160 Keho Court - MLS #1229265 - $219,900 279 Coyatee Dr. N $675,000MLS# 1232919 PENDING PENDING SOLD KAHITE GOLF FRONT 04/24 137 Vinita Lane $910,000MLS# 1244785 SOLD 267 Dudala Way $589,900MLS# 1241900
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oudon and Monroe counties will experience a partial eclipse (89%) on April 8, 2024. The partial eclipse begins at 1:48 PM EDT and will reach its maximum coverage at 3:06:56 PM EDT.
Tellico Realty 804 Hwy 321 N. # 250 Lenoir City, TN 37771 865-986-4002 John T. Tuck-Broker www.tellicorealty.com John Tuck Broker / Owner Cindy Brewer Affiliate Broker Jake Gebhardt Affiliate Broker Beth McKelvey Office Manager Becky Hunt Affiliate Broker Jackie Henderson Affiliate Broker Selling? Call Us For A Free Market Analysis! 2.16 Acres Unrestricted Land! 3510 Maple Hill Rd - Loudon $99,900 - MLS# 1219375 John Tuck - 865-567-1936 Beautiful Lake Home 126 Hiwonihi Trail - Kahite $1,450,000 - MLS# 1219011 Becky Hunt - 865-789-2571 Luxurious New Construction! 102 Kawonu Lane - Tellico Village $599,000 - MLS# 1229857 Jackie Henderson - 757-218-3821 Golf Lot with Lake Views! 270 Pineberry Drive - Rarity Bay $50,000 - MLS# 1190625 Cindy Brewer - 865-679-2344 Stunning Lakefront Mansion 326 Okmulgee Circle - Tellico Village $3,150,000 - MLS# 1256011 John Tuck - 865-567-1936 Hard to Find 5 Acre Lot! S. Carter’s Chapel Rd - Lenoir City $189,900 - MLS# 1216298 John Tuck - 865-567-1936 Easy Walk to the Lake! 120 Dudala Way Lot 5 - Tellico Village $29,900 - MLS# 1208409 John Tuck - 865-567-1936 Across the Street Lake Views! 205 Ganega Trail Lot 9 - Kahite $40,000 - MLS# 1201596 Becky Hunt - 865-789-2571 Beautiful New Home! 106 Oonolehi Trace - Tellico Village $479,900 - MLS# 1209663 John Tuck - 865-567-1936 Gorgeous Home with Lake Views! 405 Keota Lane - Tellico Village $599,000 - MLS# 1255858 Jackie Henderson - 757-218-3821 Better Than New! 124 Chuniloti Way - Tellico Village $405,900 - MLS# 1216926 Jackie Henderson - 757-218-3821 Beautiful Brick Home! 1546 Old Hickory Lane - Lenoir City $559,000 - MLS# 1209959 Becky Hunt - 865-789-2571 Cindy Brewer - 865-679-2344 Stunning Golf Front Home! 132 Naduli Trail - Vonore $675,000 - MLS# 1231443 Cindy Brewer - 865-679-2344 Stunning Timber Style Craftsman! 179 Oonoga Way - Tellico Village $650,000 - MLS# 1228896 Jackie Henderson - 757-218-3821 Great Investment Property! 308 Cheeyo Lane - Tellico Village $349,000 - MLS# 1254433 Becky Hunt - 865-789-2571 Stunning Water & Mountain Views! 403 Kiyuga Circle - Tellico Village $599,000 - MLS# 1235968 Jackie Henderson - 757-218-3821 Make This Home Yours Today! 100 Gado Way - Tellico Village $545,000 - MLS# 1219341 Jackie Henderson - 757-218-3821 Spacious Ranch Style Home! 107 Flag Stone Way - Clinton $299,900 - MLS# 1230928 Cindy Brewer - 865-679-2344 Come And Live By The Lake! 121 River Point Drive - Lenoir City $99,000 - MLS# 1244205 John Tuck - 865-567-1936 FEATURED LISTING 04/24 Beautiful Chota Landing Townhome! 406 Chota Landing Way - Tellico Village $729,000 - MLS# 1220865 Becky Hunt - 865-789-2571 Move In Ready Home! 804 W. Seventh Ave - Lenoir City $229,900 - MLS# 1244657 Cindy Brewer - 865-679-2344 Marvelous New Construction! 318 Dudala Way - Tellico Village $634,900 - MLS# 1245659 Jackie Henderson - 757-218-3821 Look No Further! 305 Hilltop Drive - Lenoir City $548,500 - MLS# 1252423 Cindy Brewer - 865-679-2344 Elegant New Construction 209 Ottawa Place - Tellico Village $649,900 - MLS# 1251125 Jackie Henderson - 757-218-3821 Custom Built Rancher 121 Chuniloti Way - Tellico Village $779,500 - MLS# 1239426 John Tuck - 865-567-1936


First Line of Defense

Tinnitus is a condition that involves perceiving ringing or other noises in one or both ears. The sounds can be constant or intermittent and range from highpitched ringing to buzzing, roaring, clicking, hissing, or humming. While each person’s exact cause can be unknown, tinnitus is usually related to some form of damage to the auditory system. Some potential causes include age-related hearing loss, exposure to loud noises, earwax buildup, traumatic brain injury, ear bone changes, and side effects from certain medications. The perceived sounds are generated by abnormal nerve signaling activity rather than an external sound source. For many people, tinnitus improves over time as the auditory system adapts to the nerve signals. However, for some the condition is chronic and can significantly impact daily life. Tinnitus has no cure, but certain management strategies may provide relief. These include sound therapy, stress management, dietary changes, and cognitive behavioral therapy. With proper management, most people can find ways to tune out and cope with the phantom sounds over time.

The main goal of tinnitus management is to make it less noticeable and help patients cope with the condition in their daily lives. Various strategies for managing tinnitus include sound therapy, stress management, behavioral therapy, dietary changes, and alternative approaches. Sound therapy introduces external noise to mask the tinnitus or provide distraction. This can involve using devices that produce soothing sounds or simple solutions like fans or music. Stress management through relaxation techniques helps reduce anxiety that often makes tinnitus worse. Behavioral therapy changes how patients think about and react to tinnitus. Dietary changes like limiting caffeine, alcohol, and salt may help allevi-

ate symptoms. Alternative approaches like acupuncture, hypnosis, or herbal remedies also aim to reduce the effects of tinnitus. Tinnitus management requires trying different techniques to find an individualized approach that provides the most relief. The goal is making tinnitus less of a burden so patients can focus on daily activities.

Tinnitus management with hearing aids can provide significant relief. Hearing aids work by amplifying external sounds that help mask and distract from tinnitus. This amplification allows the brain to focus less on the internal noises. Hearing aids also increase stimulation of the auditory nerve and areas of the brain responsible for hearing. This helps retrain the brain to process sound in a more normal way. Hearing aids are often programmed specifically to amplify certain frequencies and sounds that are particularly helpful for tinnitus relief. Professionals can adjust the settings to find the optimal combination for each individual. Using hearing aids takes consistency and patience as the brain adapts to relying less on the tinnitus. But with regular use, most patients find their tinnitus decreases and they can better cope with residual symptoms. Hearing aids are an excellent first-line treatment approach for tinnitus

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In today’s fast-paced world, the concept of working from home has become increasingly prevalent.

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One of the key elements of a successful home office is ergonomic design. We pay close attention to factors such as desk height, chair comfort, and lighting to ensure that you can work comfortably for extended periods. By customizing the layout to fit your specific needs, we minimize strain and fatigue, allowing you to focus on your tasks with ease.

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East Tennessee Area Wildlife: Black Bear

Photographing the beauty of Tennessee, and the wildlife who call it home.

can’t believe I haven’t yet done an article on black bears, but no better time to share it now because they will be emerging from their winter dens. Although black bears aren’t true hibernators, they do enter long periods of sleep which can be called denning, carnivore lethargy or “torpor”. During their sleep, their heart rate and breathing do decrease significantly but they can wake up from time to time during the winter if there is a disturbance or a warm snap. Pregnant females stay in the den longer than a male and will doze on and off all winter as her cubs feed and grow and wait for spring. Their denning locations can be just on the ground, hollow stumps, tree cavities, or wherever there is shelter. Black bears don’t go into this sleep because of the cold, but instead to cope with the lack of food during the winter months. If you ever come across black bears in their winter’s sleep, it’s important to never disturb them as they can wake up very easily and go into full attack mode! Here’s to hoping for many healthy little ones this spring, along with plentiful food sources!

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Mom’s Home - The female osprey can be distinguished from the male by two things: the female is larger but if you look at her chest, you can see a brown coloring which is called a ‘necklace’. Mom had left the nest for a very quick drink since it was very hot this morning but was right back in the nest within minutes. Cherry Trees - This is always such a fun time to observe the bears as they rip through these cherry trees and eat every last cherry. But, it’s also a little nerve racking since they are in the tip-top of the trees swaying back and forth. Regardless of the nerves, I loved watching this sow and her cub getting their bellies full! Munching Bear - I came across a black bear eating vegetation one morning, which is part of their diet. Black bears are omnivores and will prey on other animals, but they mostly eat plant matter, berries, insects, grubs and nuts. Winter Bear - I came across this beautiful female in December probably right before she denned for the winter. She munched on plants for a few minutes before disappearing back into the woods. Our time together was very short, but I loved seeing this large female.

The weather has definitely been changing. During the last 100 years, our average last frost has been mid-April. For the last three years, it has been March 19. I’m not sure what it will be this year, but I don’t see anything below freezing in the longrange forecast.

I don’t trust it.

Since I have lived in Tennessee most of my life, I have been here for snow in April and frost in May. All I can say is don’t get in a hurry, and be prepared to cover tender plants. We have had so many beautiful days that many of you are already ahead on the gardening schedule. Here are some things you can do if you haven’t been out there working yet.

» If you haven’t done your walk around, this is the time. See what damage has been done by cold, critters, and disease. What needs to be pruned, divided, transplanted, or composted? Have things changed in the area? Make your plans for what you want to get done this year and take those first steps.

» Please don’t get in a hurry to cut back plants that were damaged by a freeze. If the branches are flexible, the plant is alive. Also, remember that leaves do not “fix.” A leaf with a hole or a brown spot will always have a hole or spot. The plant will push that leaf off and grow a new one. Treatments are to ensure that the new leaves do not have the same issues with insects and diseases, not to fix existing leaves.

» While we have more than our share of damaging insects, remember that many bugs are either benign or helpful. Don’t start drenching your plants in insecticide at the first sign of movement. Our pollinators are being harmed by the vast overuse of chemicals, and we need them to survive.

» If you saw fungal damage during your checkup, make sure you get any diseased leaves cleaned up and away. That will go a long way in preventing future problems. Plants that are prone to fungal problems, such as roses, will need constant vigilance and preventative measures.

» Get your planting beds ready if you have not already done so. Work in compost or aged manure to add nutrients. Get weeds out and apply a pre-emergent to make your life easier. Do not use a pre-emergent if you are going to plant seeds, however!

» I know it has been warm, but I suggest you wait until mid-April to plant tomatoes, peppers, and corn. Super sweet varieties of corn should wait until the soil is around 70 degrees, which is usually early May. If you have questions, our Gardening Workshop on April 13th is the place to be.

» If you must plant annuals now, there are some frost resistant varieties such as petunias, geraniums, and snapdragons. It is safest to wait until later in the month to plant hollow stemmed annuals such as impatiens and begonias. They tend to turn to mush if we have a late frost.

» Get your containers ready for spring. If they are large or have permanent occupants (shrubs, perennials, etc.,) you do not have to dump the dirt out every year. Top dress them with a couple of inches of compost or fresh soil instead. After 3-5 years, you really need to take everything out and start all over. Please use good quality soil because it will be the source of nutrients for your plants for their entire life. Cheap soil is dooming it to a lifetime of pizza and soda.

» If your containers are small, dump the soil out and rinse the pot. If the plants had any fungal problems, mix a tablespoon of bleach into a gallon of water and pour it into the pot, then rinse it out. Refill the container with fresh, good quality soil that is specifically for containers. I primarily use Fox Farm or EarthMix.

» If some of your spring blooming shrubs and trees need a trim, do that within a couple of weeks after they finish blooming. Please educate yourself! Permanent damage can be done by careless whacking.

» Don’t cut bulbs back until after the foliage has yellowed. They need to store up nutrients for next year. BulbTone or Bone meal will help.

» Keep those bird feeders clean and full! There are lots of babies


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AThe Other Irish

After the St. Patrick’s Day celebration concluded in March, it’s worthwhile to note a much different “Irish Parade” which arrived in East Tennessee just after the Revolutionary War. They were the Scots-Irish, filing in wave after wave from Pennsylvania.

These were the children of Ulstermen who’d fled Northern Ireland to escape British laws and taxes that had gone too far. Their Presbyterian faith reflected previous roots in Scotland. So, these were a people who found the mountains and foothills of East Tennessee very similar to their ancestral past in Scotland and Ireland.

Their fierce independence goes back to the days in North Ireland when they fought under William of Orange, lovingly referred to as “King Billy.”

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I subscribe to the theory they earned the name “hillbillies” for their love of these hills and passing down stories of ancestors fighting for King Billy. Another theory is that the University of Tennessee colors are a tribute to William of Orange.

Whether you believe this or not, there’s no denying how we became known as the Vols. When the call went out for soldiers to enlist for the War of 1812, this area produced three times as many “volunteers” as had been requested by the U.S. government. The vast majority of these enthusiastic recruits were Scots-Irish boys with a heritage of opposing British rule and risking their lives for freedom.

Bo Carey is a 7th generation Loudon County resident with a passion for local history. He is the owner of Greer’s Home Furnishings in Historic Loudon and is available for lectures or programs for any area group or civic club. Call (865) 659-2300. bocarey95@gmail.com office 865-458-2046

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