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Biltmore Looks Ahead to 2021 with Favorite Seasonal Activities and New Experiences 2021 Calendar of Events
iltmore continues to safely welcome guests to its 8,000-acre estate in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville and will boast a range of favorite seasonal events along with several new experiences in 2021. A large-scale stick sculpture exhibition featuring tree saplings weaved into whirling animated shapes, a whimsical model train display traversing tropical plants, and new outdoor activities encouraging wellness are in store for the New Year at Biltmore. Biltmore continues to maintain a Health and Safety section on Biltmore.com with the latest COVID-19 updates and mandates. Planned events and activities
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this year will comply with requirements to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19, as the safety of employees and guests is always Biltmore’s highest priority. Biltmore will continue to closely monitor the course of COVID-19 and guests are encouraged to check Biltmore. com for updates prior to planning a visit.
New this Winter
Wellness experiences that connect guests with nature have been added to Biltmore’s slate of outdoor activities. A variety of hikes led by subject matter experts on topics such as wildlife, mindfulness, and trees & forestry are newly available. Winter bird watch sessions are a free and fun opportunity for guests to participate in an important research project to count and identify birds at the estate’s winter feeding station. Nature games like National Park Monopoly and puzzles led by the Outdoor Adventure Center guide team are perfect for families. Guests should contact the estate’s Outdoor Adventure Center to book activities and find out more about
the estate’s full outdoor offerings such as biking, falconry, horseback trail rides, carriage rides, float trips along the French Broad River and more.
Coming this Spring
Guests visiting Biltmore this spring will be lucky to witness an entirely new outdoor sculpture exhibition built by self-described
“stick sculpture artist,” Patrick Dougherty. Raised in North Carolina, Dougherty is a sculptor known worldwide who weaves tree saplings into sculptural installations. Dougherty’s interest in carpentry and love of nature inspired him to experiment with Continued on page 2A ...
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tree saplings and learn about building techniques. Guests can view Stickworks Outdoor Sculptures at Biltmore beginning April 1. Back by popular demand, Biltmore Gardens Railway brings a large-scale model railroad and handmade buildings to the Conservatory. Running April 1 through Sept. 26, G-scale locomotives and railcars move along tracks placed around notable estate replicas, traversing bridges and trestles on varied levels in multiple rooms and weaving through the estate’s renowned collection of exotic botanicals. Here is the complete 2021 Biltmore Calendar of Events.
Opening April 1: Stickworks Outdoor Sculptures
Unique outdoor sculptural works by environmental artist Patrick Dougherty, known as “Stick Man,” will reside in Antler Hill Village starting April 1. Renowned worldwide for his monumental creations, Dougherty weaves saplings and branches into intricate artworks, fashioning whimsical forms ranging from gigantic snares and cocoons to sculptural interpretations of notable buildings. The visual appeal of these large scale artworks may be appreciated up close as guests are encouraged to walk through and around the creations, affording the opportunity to admire the artistry and technical skills required to make the sculptures. The installation opens April 1, and is included in Biltmore daytime admission and Biltmore Annual Passes.
April 1 through Sept. 26: Biltmore Gardens Railway in the Conservatory
Biltmore Gardens Railway in the Conservatory pays
homage to Biltmore’s founder George Vanderbilt, who was born into a well-known railroad family. His grandfather Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt spent his life building an empire based on shipping and railroad concerns. Hundreds of feet of track carry G-scale locomotives and railcars through multiple rooms in Biltmore’s Conservatory, and weave through exotic botanicals and miniature replicas of estate landmarks. Created by Applied Imagination, an award-winning crew of artists, botanical experts, and landscape designers known for exhibitions at the New York Botanical Garden and the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C., the exhibition in the Conservatory is a nostalgic delight.
April 1 through May 27: Biltmore Blooms
A progression of flowers blankets George Vanderbilt’s estate in color during Biltmore Blooms, an annual tradition that has delighted guests for many decades. Highlighted by thousands of tulips in the historic Walled Garden and across the estate, Biltmore Blooms honors the legacy of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and his accomplishments at Biltmore. Azaleas, rhododendrons, and mountain laurel bloom later in the season, with buds of every shade appearing in the Rose Garden. Stunning floral arrangements will fill the rooms of Biltmore House, featuring flowers and greenery gathered from estate grounds.
April 4: Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Rabbit makes an annual appearance on Biltmore’s Front Lawn on Easter Sunday. Highlighting the day are the grand Easter Egg Hunts. Children ages 9 and younger may attend the hunt for free when accompanied
by an estate pass holder or a ticketed adult.
July through Aug. on select evenings: Biltmore Concert Series
Biltmore House and the Blue Ridge Mountains serve as backdrop for musical experiences during Biltmore’s annual concert series. Concerts take place on the South Terrace of Biltmore House. The concert line-up will be announced in spring 2021.
Nov. 5, 2021 through Jan. 9, 2022: 47th Annual Christmas at Biltmore
Holidays arrive at America’s largest home in style. More than a century ago, George Vanderbilt chose the holiday season as the time to unveil his new home to family and friends. This year’s Christmas at Biltmore promises another extravagant celebration, complete with dozens of Christmas trees, miles of ribbon, garland and lights. Festive menus in estate restaurants and holiday wine tastings make for a memorable visit.
Nov. 5, 2021 through Jan. 8, 2022: 38th Annual Candlelight Evenings at Biltmore Estate
Candlelight, firelight and live music bring holiday warmth to Biltmore House’s extravagant holiday décor during these nighttime tours. Candlelight Christmas Evenings include a self-guided candlelight tour of Biltmore House, next-day visit to the gardens, Antler Hill Village and Biltmore Winery. Evening guests can also take advantage of Antler Hill Village & Winery to enjoy free wine tastings. More information about these events, and how to purchase tickets, is available at Biltmore.com or by calling (800) 411-3812.
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elcome to the March 2021 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 looking 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!
Publisher & Editor, Judy Irmen Sales & Marketing Director, Tom Irmen Serving the Loudon & Monroe lake and golf front communities including Tellico Village, Kahite, Rarity Bay, Avalon Golf Community, Harbour Place, Tellico Harbor and Foothills Pointe. East Tennessee’s Mountain Views is published monthly. P.O. Box 432, Vonore, TN 37885 For advertising information contact East Tennessee’s Mountain Views at 865-607-4337 Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm Website: www.etmv.com E-Mail: email@example.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.
From the Publisher
pring is the season when we focus on our home’s interior and exterior, as well as landscaping and garden areas. It’s time to do a thorough house cleaning with organization of closets and storage areas and also time to set our clocks ahead an hour as Daylight Saving starts on Sunday, March 14th. Windows need washing, carpets require cleaning, walls could use painting, and I am sure you have a variety of household repairs that have been waiting for attention. Plus, during the winter, our garages, outdoor storage areas, and decks have been neglected. With the warmer weather, we become more motivated to attend to all those chores we’ve placed on our spring “to do” lists. And this month, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views focuses on the home and home improvements and enhancements all meant to get you motivated to eliminate those chores on your list. You’ll find services for your home, landscape, garage and even your boat. We have it all in this edition. Spring is all too short here in East Tennessee, so make the most of the milder weather and maximize your time outdoors. All the resources are in this edition to help you find the products and services you need to make outdoor living and spring spruce up enjoyable.
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The Public Library at Tellico Village Hosts “Mysteries” Mini Book Sale, March 27th
nce again, the tented courtyard at Tellico Village Public Library will become the venue for a series of mini book sales to take place in 2021. The Friends of the Library wish to invite its patrons and members of the surrounding community to these outdoor mini sales, featuring books, including Children’s Books and Cook Books, games, puzzles, Audio Books, and DVDs. The first 2021 mini sale will be held on Saturday, March 27, from 9 a.m. – 12 noon, in the tented courtyard. The featured genres will include the ever-popular Mysteries, along with Home & Garden, Nature & Plants, Travel, and books about Tennessee, and others. Most items will sell for $1 or $3, cash or check only. Visitors are required to wear face masks and social distancing will be observed. For more information, call (865) 458-5199 or visit www.TVLibrary.org.
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A Once in a Lifetime Pension Decision By Yvonne Marsh, CFP®, CPA
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A Congregation’s Lessons From the Pandemic
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ll individuals and institutions have faced challenges in dealing with the effects of the pandemic. For religious institutions, requirements to shelter in place, limit the size of assemblies and observe social distancing strike at the core of their purpose and practice. “Congregation” is both the identity and activity of members of a religious community. Members demonstrate their commitment to their community by showing up - most frequently for common worship experience. When that experience is taken away, what do you have? That’s the question congregations wrestled with this past year. Most found solutions that allowed them to preserve a sense of community if only in a synthetic way. In the majority of cases those solutions were based on using technology that, while readily available, was totally unfamiliar to most everyone involved. Our experience at Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church was likely representative of most congregations. When the initial Covid mandates were pronounced, we resolved to reach out to our members “virtually.” We would make our members “streamers”, “You Tubers” and “Zoomers.” We formed a team of the avid and inexperienced to lead the effort. Early returns were, at times, comical, though we did not think so at the time. Worship services were streamed without sound, not streamed at all when scheduled or streamed with modulations in volume that had home-viewing worshippers reaching repeatedly for their remotes. Our members
ground level have done remarkably well. Enthusiasm and commitment to mission has triumphed over reticence and unfamiliarity. Importantly, at Shepherd of the Lake, our members have envisioned new possibilities well beyond the current stopgap use of the technology. This has led us to invest in better equipment and training even before fully articulating what form those possibilities will take. These new tools of ministry have made us eager to expand their use in serving members of our existing congregation and in expanding our virtual congregation. They will never replace the in-person experience
of being a congregation. In fact, we anticipate that these social contact innovations will facilitate more frequent mission-driven in-person contact. Our Mission Statement defines us a “Christian community sharing God’s love with the world. “ In these times we approach that mission with new capability and confidence in sharing a message that is for all times. Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church 143 Chota Center Loudon, TN 37774 865-816-4756 www.shepherdofthelaketn.org
Listen were patient. We got better. Our services stabilized and our “attendance” exceeded early expectations. In a very short time we were holding all our meetings, Bible studies and fellowship gatherings via Zoom. The work of the church continued, though from the start, we have felt the sense of loss that comes from our inability to congregate as usual. None of us know when and how “as usual” will make its reappearance. At present we can say that the outlook is good. We can also say that we have learned a great deal from our recent experience. From what we have observed of ours and other congregations, people at the
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Holy Week Schedule
….sharing God’s love with the world.
Palm Sunday, March 28 Maundy Thursday, April 1 Good Friday, April 2 Easter Sunday, April 4
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Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church 143 Chota Center, Loudon, TN 37774 - 865-816-4756
Monroe County Friends of Animals Pets of the Week
osetta is a 1 year, 8 month old spayed female Pit Mix. She came into the shelter back in October, so it is time for her to find a home! She loves attention, jumps in your lap, she’s good with kids, but not with cats. She would make a perfect family pet. Imagine Rosetta and her new little humans running around the backyard making everyone tired! Win-win! Bridget came into the shelter in January as a stray. She is a beautiful, 3-yearold, spayed, 59 pound, mixed breed dog that is heart-worm positive, but is being treated. She is curious and happy. Bridget should be adopted by a family that does not have cats as she chases them. She loves walks and would do well in a home with active children. Bridget also loves to snuggle on the couch. When coming to the Shelter to meet a dog, please remember their true personality may not show through immediately in the shelter environment. They may
consider their kennel a safe place and be uncomfortable when taken out. This doesn’t mean they aren’t sweet, loving dogs. It just means they are unsure or scared in this environment. Take some time to meet each dog, let them get used to you for a few moments before you take him/ her for a walk around the shelter grounds. Once you get your new pet home, allow them time to become adjusted to their new life. Dawkins is a very friendly and very vocal 2-year-old Long Hair cat. When he came in, his coat was coarse, rough, and dull. He’s been enjoying the perks of inside living so we are starting to see major changes in his appearance that comes with safety, security, and regular feedings. He loves to greet everyone who visits and is always eager for a good conversation. Dawkins loves to be stroked down his back and would awake from a coma if he heard the pop top of a food can. He has acclimated well to a fully indoor life but would really appreciate access to a secure, screened-in porch or patio. Diggs is a curious little 2-year-old, black short hair with a cute bobtail. He tends to watch and analyze the world before committing to an action. He is friendly but cautious. Diggs likes to be petted but can get antsy when held. He has the most adorable stub tail that has not affected his litter box habits in any way. He is young and may still have a bit of kitten in him so an indoor home that would like playtime with an active kitty is best. Miss Neve is the epitome of beauty. She is a 2-year-old Siamese mix (possibly an albino). Her coat is like newly fallen snow. Her eyes are like blue topaz. She is the perfect blend of beauty, sweetness, and goofiness. Neve will speak soft words of meow in search of caresses and while
First Baptist Church of Tellico Village 205 Chota Road • Loudon TN 37774 A Loving, Welcoming Family of Believers Charlie Barnard, Pastor Join us for worship on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. or on Saturdays at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. You may also worship with us online at www.fbctellicovillage.org. Visit www.fbctellicovillage.org for current service and event updates.
you are stroking her soft fur, so relaxed, she will fall off her shelf, shake her head, and pretend that it was all in your imagination. Neve has such a light complexion that she absolutely MUST be an indoor only companion. The Monroe County Animal Shelter is located at 170 Kefauver Lane in Madisonville (behind Wal-Mart) and is open Tuesday-Friday from 11-4:30 and Saturdays from 11-2. Email animal.shelter@ monroetn.com or call 423-442-1015 for more information about any pet posted. YES, there are staff and volunteers there EVERYDAY to care for the animals. All adoptions include spay/neuter, age appropriate testing and vaccinations (including Rabies), worming, and microchip (including registration). Cats are litter box trained. Microchips ($10) may be purchased by the public during shelter hours. THE THRIFT STORE IS REOPENING! Shopping days are Friday - 2/19 and Saturday - 2/20, 10am - 2pm and Friday - 2/26 and Saturday - 2/27, 10am - 2pm. All clothing will be 50% off. We have some beautiful clothes for everyone. All four days! In March we hope to go back to our regular schedule of Wednesday - Saturday from 10am to 4pm. We look forward to seeing all of our customers. We have missed you all. MASKS REQUIRED. Stay safe. We need your help at the shelter! If you can help clean, feed, walk dogs and/or do laundry, please consider volunteering. Shelter Staff or other volunteers will be happy to train you. Assistance is particularly needed in the morning when the Shelter Staff is getting the shelter ready to open to the public. A few hours a day, a couple days a week will really help!!! Would you consider becoming a foster for puppies, kittens, or adult dogs and cats? Some just need a break from shelter life, some are awaiting their turn on a rescue transport, and some just need some love. For more information, look under Fostering on our website, www. MonroeCountyFriendsofAnimals.org
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424 Cayuga Drive Loudon, TN 37774 $1,595,000 MLS#1142601 Custom Waterfront Builder/Owner Built w/2 story boat dock in Tellico Village with Lake & Mountain Views. Entertainment home with VIEWS from ALL levels. Flat drive-3 car garage. Elevator ready room. 4/5 bedrooms with master on main w/coffee&wine bar. OfficeLibrary-Kitchen w/cherry cabinets, island, granite. Wall of windows great room. Screen porch. Dock w/ upper sundeck. Lower level exercise room w/sauna. Hot tub. Lower level kitchen. 2 rec areas. 3 fireplaces. 2x6 construction. SEE PROFESSIONAL VIDEO. SEE FEATURE SHEET. All measurements & dimensions are approximate. Buyers should verify all information independently. Practice Covid safe showings. Washer & dryer, pool table do NOT convey with home.
161 Valley View Drive Loudon, TN 37774 $184,900 MLS#1135149 BRAND NEW. Lake Community. Beautiful new farm house style home located half a mile from public boat dock. Home is on permanent foundation. Sheet rock walls. This sophisticated three-bedroom, two bath home is bursting with charm and has many UPGRADES! You will love the open concept floor plan that makes entertaining a delight! You will be able to chat with guests as you prepare your gourmet meal in the large bright kitchen. You will find plenty of storage space in the white kitchen cabinets! The large island is incredible and offers plenty of room for meal prepping and baking! The large pantry and laundry room make this home even more amazing. Large master bedroom and master bath with walk-in shower and soaker tub. Property was once part of a larger tract of land. Sa;e includes 1 house on .6 acres. Seller will be adding a front porch and side steps to property.
750 Elizabeth Way Lenoir City, TN 37772 $1,299,900 MLS#1127576 OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME TO OWN ONE OF EAST TENNESSEES MOST PREMIER LAKEFRONT PROPERTIES!! This spectacular 3 acre site offers majestic main channel views of Fort Loudon Lake as far as the eye can see. With 930 ft of shoreline you are totally surrounded by the beauty that this lake has to offer!! This cottage style home offers spacious comfortable living with plenty of room to entertain. Established in 1900, this property has aged well and is a timeless showpiece. 2 bedrooms on the main level and 2 bedrooms upstairs, leg rec room. Outdoor covered pavilion with wood burning fireplace ; covered porch and deck . Also features a small guest house. Main house has a large Generac generator for backup power supply. Very nice large dock with double slip and lift, gas fireplace and kitch.
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292 County Road 296 Sweetwater, TN 37874 $399,900 MLS#1140280 LOOKING FOR PRIVACY, MAKE THIS YOUR NEXT MOVE! Nearly 50 acres surrounded by trees and wild life. 1700 square foot home features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, open floor plan, fireplace in living area, split bedrooms, appliances convey. Updates include 2-year old metal roof, wood flooring, HVAC is 14 years old but serviced regularly. 12 X 24 building with electric will remain. Home is connected to public water (Watts Bar City Water) and septic was installed in 2019. Entrance has a gate so an appointment will be necessary. Conveniently located, 5 miles to I 75, 8 miles to a public boat ramp on Watts Bar.
335 Goldcrest Drive Vonore, TN 37885 $239,900 6435 Hotchkiss Valley Rd MLS#1092156 Loudon, TN 37774 LAKEFRONT PROPERTY WITH FABULOUS VIEWS!! $149,900 $30.000 golf membership has been paid and will transfer MLS#1140669 to the new owner. Great lot with lake front access, large Charming 3 bedroom home with country setting. 1 car lot should accommodate a basement rancher easily and garage. Almost an acre and level. Large kitchen, original borders common property for more privacy. Excellent hardwood floors. Clean as as a pin. Property to be mountain views! Come enjoy all the amenities of Rarity surveyed by seller prior to. Bay and enjoy very popular, beautiful Tellico Lake.
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Falcon Tr Vonore, TN 37885 $185,000 MLS#1125206 Dockable lakefront lot on Tellico Lake. Privacy with TVA land in rear of lot. Gated community. Great community. Build your new home and dock here and enjoy the waters of Tellico Lake. Easy to walk the lot. Stop by and take a look. Legacy Shores is a gated community on Tellico Lake. Low HOA dues. Close to restaurants and grocery store. Buyers to verify all measurements – dimensions – taxes – HOA fees – dock info.
229 Waters Edge Way Lenoir City, TN 37771 $69,950 MLS#1085659 Waterfront Community welcoming new neighbors to build along the beautiful waterfront property. Just 30 min from airport and conveniently situated shopping, dining and medical services. Intimate community where neighbors know one another. Beautiful waterfront and mountain views await. Charming covered gazebo with outdoor fireplace is shared by all residents - picnic - host a cookout - an intimate wedding - baby shower. Though no dock permit - bring your kayak!
~ First Contact ~
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s vaccinations are on the rise and cases on the decline, we appear to be in the waning months of The COVID crisis. That said it has now become difficult to find someone that has not had at least a friend or a family member stricken with The COVID. Our own Salon is no longer an exception as we have now had our
own First Contact. The Village Salon has been proud to have safely provided 15,094 services before one of our teammates came down with The COVID. As probabilities demanded, it was simply a matter of time, so this month we will discuss exactly how our First Contact was handled.
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The spouse of a teammate began experiencing some mild COVID-like symptoms, and was sent for testing. Our staff member immediately notified me of the situaBrian K. Whitehead tion, and left the building Managing Partner to await the test results, The Village Salon which turned out to be positive for COVID. Four The Village Salon days later, our teammate also 222 Village Square tested positive and their quarin Tellico Village antine clock began ticking. 865-458-9332 Everyone that had been in email@example.com direct contact was notified, and no other cases were reported from either our guests or our staff. We acted quickly and decisively to implement our COVID protocols and are very thankful that there were no additional exposures. COVID seems to hit everyone differently, and we are very thankful to announce that both our teammate and their spouse had very mild if any symptoms, and after their quarantine, returned back to work happy and healthy. Hopefully, our First Contact will be our last, and we all can soon put the headaches of The COVID crisis behind us.
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HOLALakeway Launches Sankofa Center
Community Center to Act as Haven, Incubator for Services to the Lakeway Immigrants
OLA Lakeway is proud to announce it is launching the Sankofa Center. The center will act as a permanent home for HOLA Lakeway and its programs and as well a community center and nonprofit incubator. The Sankofa Center is located at 1045 South Cumberland Street in Morristown and is now open to the public on a limited basis. Members of the public can tour the center by appointment. For details on how to schedule an appointment, please see HOLALakeway.org or visit HOLA’s Facebook page. As part of the Launch festivities HOLA Lakeway is asking artists to submit their ideas for an artistic logo to
represent the center. “The launch of the Sankofa Center is a natural progression of HOLA Lakeway’s growth and development since we founded it” said Willie Santana, past chairman and co-founder of the organization. KC Alvarado, co-founder and chair of the board adds, “The doors opened to HOLA and the people it serves by the Sankofa Center are endless. Our current programs, like the Language Institute, will be improved by a permanent location but there’s no telling what opportunities to further our mission will come from the collaboration in the [planned] nonprofit incubator.”
“We have been very fortunate to have had incredible partners in the past that shared their space with us,” added Betsy Hurst. “But the challenges posed by the COVID-19 Pandemic made it clear we needed our own space. We prayed and planned and our prayers were answered in the generosity of donors from the community.” HOLA Lakeway succeeded the Latino Task Force of Morristown in 2014. In 2018 the organization began to see a growth in the community of immigrant families from other parts of the world like India, Micronesia, and Pakistan, and decided to expand its efforts to serve all immigrants in the community.
Today, HOLA Lakeway is a grassroots, community-based organization with the mission of meeting needs and improving the overall quality of life for the immigrant population in East Tennessee’s Lakeway region. HOLA Lakeway offers various educational programs, such as English and Spanish classes but is also actively involved in a variety of grassroots projects such as coordinating with the COVID-19 Task Force and Hamblen County’s Complete Count Committee. For additional information, or to volunteer or contribute to HOLA Lakeway’s activities, you can go to holalakeway.org or call 423-621-9065.
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Village Homes is proud to announce the opening of 26 new home sites in Coyatee Hills. Located in the North end of Tellico Village, only minutes from Lenoir City and West Knoxville. These lots are available as house/lot packages. Coyatee Reserve is a very private, wooded area with a nature trail surrounded by acres of common property. Call Village Homes at 865-458-6813 for availability, pricing, and home plans.
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Join Brenda & Ivy to view Joseph Ribkoff!
trunk show is a special event in the fashion world in which an artist or 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 is Joseph Ribkoff, a Canadian line as diverse as any we represent. Joseph Ribkoff, as well as many of our lines, is trending toward a more casual look, although his more sophisticated pieces are still available. We will be hosting a Joseph Ribkoff trunk show featuring both summer and early fall designs for you to view and order for yourself! Our Ribkoff representative will be in store on Thursday, March 25, from 10 am to 5:30 pm and Friday, March 26, from 10 am to 2 pm. Please be assured you will be shopping in the most carefully sanitized conditions… we spray each piece of clothing, after being tried on, with a fabric disinfectant, as well as each dressing room after every use. Our staff will be wearing masks and encourage you to as well. We are looking forward to welcoming Joseph Ribkoff and YOU to The Lily Pad soon!
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Ijams River Rescue Needs Volunteer Site Captains for Annual Cleanup March 27
jams Nature Center is looking for volunteer site captains for its 32nd annual Ijams River Rescue, presented by TVA, on Saturday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Ijams River Rescue annually brings together 500-800 volunteers to remove between 10-40 tons of trash from the Tennessee River’s shorelines and its tributary creeks. “Site captains are critical to this event because they determine how many sites can be addressed,” Ijams Volunteer Coordinator Madelyn Collins said. “If you have a friend, spouse or partner, you can volunteer as co-captains, which will make it more fun.”
A site captain’s duties range from checking in volunteers and going over safety procedures to completing a brief cleanup report. There are one to two site captains at each location. These volunteers receive training prior to the event. In 2020, 500 volunteers safely removed 12.6 tons of garbage from 32 sites. “There was so much uncertainty about the pandemic in early 2020 that Ijams rescheduled the cleanup from March to November.” Collins said. “As we learned more about safety protocols, we discovered that cleanups are a great way to give back, get active and stay safe because you can be outside and
physically distance from everyone around you. While it’s only been six months since the cleanup, there’s a lot of trash out there, so there’s still work to do.” For details about Ijams River Rescue or to volunteer to be a site captain, contact Madelyn Collins at email@example.com or 865-577-4717, ext. 135. A general call for cleanup volunteers will go out in March. Sponsors to date include TVA, City of Knoxville Stormwater Engineering, First Horizon Foundation and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Sponsorships still are available. For sponsorship information, email Cindy Hassil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ijams Nature Center is a nonprofit, 315-acre educational nature center for all ages, abilities and walks of life. Ijams’ mission is to encourage stewardship of the natural world by providing an urban greenspace for people to learn about and enjoy the outdoors through engaging experiences. Located just three miles from downtown Knoxville, Ijams features 12 miles of hiking and mixed-use trails, a public access river dock, swimming, boating, biking and more. The center offers hundreds of educational programs annually for all ages. The Ijams grounds and trails are open every day from 8 a.m. until dusk. The Visitor Center is open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visit Ijams.org.
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Home Offices: Do Your Homework W
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C E L E B R A T I N G
Luckily, spring is right around the corner! Our surroundings influence our moods, and color is proven to be one of those influences. After all of the winter greys and neutrals, bright spring colors are a welcome addition!
Don’t Sacrifice Form for Function
Your desk, shelves and storage should serve you, not the other way around. Consider your workflow and what items you need at your fingertips. While a basic office desk from a big-box store may be inexpensive, it probably won’t fit your needs. A custom home office doesn’t have to be expensive, just designed for your needs to enhance productivity.
One of the many factors we consider when designing a home is color theory, and we combine that with your personal preferences for a curated color palette.
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You spend hours sitting in your office chair; an ergonomically correct, comfortable seat is worth every dime!
Since it's March let's consider green. All greens are rooted in nature, and bring a touch of the outdoors in. However, colors change a space a little differently based on their shades and tints. A bright kelly green will feel bold and energetic, but a soft mint green, feels relaxing and calming.
Master Your Technology
Hide unsightly cords. Start by making sure your equipment is close to outlets and easy to access. Feed the cords into a desk grommet that helps guide cords through a hole in the desk and hides them underneath. Tame the cord jungle on the floor with cord winders, tubing or a wire organizer.
Let There Be Light
The bedroom on the right utilizes both of these colors with a bright pink to create a upbeat and vibrant space, that still promotes restful sleep.
Cut down on eyestrain and headaches by making sure you have plenty of light. Also, plan the position of the computer monitor so there’s no glare from a window or overhead light. No matter the size of your office, call Tailored Living of Knoxville to give you a design that maximizes your storage space and budget!
Add a boost to your day by adding the colors you love in your home. Need help finding the perfect hues? That's where we come in. Give us a call today!
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hen you started working from home last March, more than likely you didn’t put much thought into where you did your work. You probably thought it was only temporary. It wasn’t. Here we are more than year after the COVID pandemic changed so many aspects of our daily lives, especially working from home. The makeshift home offices we created that involved working on the laptop from the bed or flipping through files on the living room sofa are no longer acceptable. That’s why in 2021, and beyond, home offices will be more important than ever. Approximately 40% of Americans are now working from home fulltime. In fact, many Americans want to continue working from home even after the pandemic ends. So one of today’s top home trends is adding a home office or renovating an existing space in the house to work. “As people continue to work from home they don’t want to hold Zoom meetings or answer calls from the kitchen table,” explained Kathryn Norton, a co-owner of Tailored Living of Knoxville. “Our customers want to develop a work space that will maximize their concentration, motivation and productivity. However, having an office at home doesn’t need to be extravagant. With the right design, an extra bedroom, a closet, quiet corner or loft can all be used to fill this need.” No matter where you choose to put your new home office, there are some important aspects to consider.
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Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show Goes Virtual Premiered Online February 12th
ORNL Federal Credit Union Offering Thousands in Product Giveaways During Event
he Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show is Knoxville’s premier preview of spring––showcasing the latest trends in home improvement, landscaping, interior design, and more. From the ground to the gutters, attendees can search and shop innovative products and services from the region’s top businesses and take advantage of Show Specials to enjoy significant savings on their next home project. Attendees and exhibitors will make valuable connections at the Virtual event, happening online only Now - March 14th at https://www.dogwoodarts.com/. Giveaways: As the Presenting Sponsor of the House & Garden Show, ORNL Federal Credit Union will be hosting three giveaways valued at $1,000 each throughout the event! Attendees will have the opportunity to enter to win prize packages comprised of appliances, plants, original artwork, and more from various Show Vendors. Outdoor Entertaining Package from Prism Pools – one winner will take home a Big Green Egg or $1,000 towards the patio/pool/spa equipment of their choice. Spring Garden Refresh - two winners will take home $500 each to spend at Northshore Nursery on plants, landscape material, and gardening tools to get their yard ready for spring. Local Art & Natural Product Package - one winner will receive an original painting from local artist Sarah Moore, a one-of-a-kind ceramic piece by Egenolf Ceramics, and an assortment of products from 865 Candle Company and Rainwater Farm. Registration is now open for a variety of Expert Sessions via Zoom, where attendees can ask questions and get advice from the pros before starting their next project. Guests can filter the Comprehensive Exhibitor Directory and quickly find a number of qualified, experienced vendors in our area ready to assist––and they can do it all from the comfort and safety of their own home. The event is completely free to attend and accessible 24/7 from now through March 14th on our easy-to-use virtual platform. The Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show is presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union and sponsored by the Knoxville Utilities Board, and Prism Pool and Backyard. This event is the largest annual fundraiser for Dogwood Arts and helps keep 99% of our events free to all each year.
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940 Kahite Trail - Tellico Village’s Kahite $39,900 - MLS# 1090349 John Tuck - 865-567-1936
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Lot 11/Blk 10 Unole Trail - Kahite $32,000 - MLS# 1142616 Becky Hunt - 865-789-2571
Lot 27 Unaka View - Sweetwater $57,000 - MLS# 1028918 John Tuck - 865-567-1936
Lot 6/Blk 10 Unole Trail Tellico Village’s Kahite $49,900 - MLS# 1094685 John Tuck - 865-567-1936
120 Dudala Way - Tellico Village $25,000 - MLS# 1093395 John Tuck - 865-567-1936
274 N. Coyatee Drive - Tellico Village $369,900 - MLS# 1114506 John Tuck - 865-567-1936
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2B • East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, March, 2021
By Peggy Cones, Owner of Cones Cupboard Antiques
pring is that time of year when we naturally transition from indoor to out-of-doors activities. And let’s not forget about Mother’s Day and Father’s Day which are just around the corner. Shopping for gifts to celebrate these special occasions can be challenging, particularly if you’re trying to find that just-so-perfect gift that is both appropriate for the event but that will also be remembered for many years to come. Cones Cupboard Antiques offers you a virtual treasure trove of gift ideas that are far more unique and more likely to be remembered than the items you’re apt to find in the “big box” department stores. We feature antique furniture, collectibles, china, silverware, and more, in addition to vintage items and a large selection of gift ideas. I personally select each and every item that you will discover in our shop. Many of the pieces you will find at Cones Cupboard Antiques have a rich history that can become a new legacy, perhaps even an heirloom that will be shared with future generations within your own family. Regardless of the occasion, or whether you’re a new or seasoned collector of antiques and vintage items, Cones Cupboard Antiques is sure to have the perfect gift that will be cherished and remembered for many years and generations to come. Discover your perfect gift at Cones Cupboard Antiques, “where the past comes alive.” Cones Cupboard Antiques at West End Antique Mall 7200 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919
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re you ready to let the great out-ofdoors in? The sun is getting stronger, and the days are getting longer. Before you know it, summer will be here and with it will come the endless possibilities to enjoy your home’s backyard experience. In East Tennessee, homeowners are creating more and more outdoor living spaces yet are you really enjoying your new spaces to their full potential? In many parts of the country, if your outdoor space does not include retractable screen solutions, then the answer is most likely no. And here’s why. Homeowners are increasingly adding outdoor “rooms,” such as porches and lanais with kitchens, complete with large, permanently-installed grills, refrigerators and work areas, luxurious fireplaces, beautiful lighting, and even artwork specially made to be weather-proof. However, the hot afternoon sun and biting insects often keep homeowners from fully enjoying their new outdoor spaces. Retractable screens provide a solution to these problems. By combining indoor and outdoor spaces, these screen solutions enhance and promote the outdoor living experience. They provide shade and allow people to enjoy being outdoors during hot summer days, extending the time spent on patios in areas where there are lots of biting insects that can spoil your family’s evening events.
Large, motorized screens are a perfect example of how to blend function with comfort. These screens can be recessed into the beams or walls of your home, thereby staying truly hidden when fully retracted. The best part about using retractable screens is that these screening solutions don’t diminish your views or your home’s aesthetics, as the screens are in place only when needed. For the ultimate in elegance, many of today’s retractable screen solutions can be blended into virtually any architectural style. Increasing in popularity are different custom colors and wood grain finishes that help to blend your screens with your home’s existing interior or exterior color schemes. Your screens can also be programmed to come down and retract with sun and wind sensors and can be connected to your home’s automation system to have the screens come down at a specific time of day when extra shade or insect protection are required. For more information about how to begin enjoying your home’s outdoor living areas to their fullest potential, call 865-919-1615 or visit www.tennesseescreens.com. Screens of East Tennessee 865-919-1615 www.tennesseescreens.com www.phantomscreens.com
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INTRODUCING J. Kevin Buchanan, MD
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ou’re watching what you eat, you’re staying active, but you’re still unhappy with your body shape. Sound familiar? That stubborn problem area on your waistline can be annoyingly resistant to diet and exercise. That’s where the truSculpt® 3D procedure can help. Developed by Cutera, the global pioneer in performance and innovation within the cosmetic and aesthetic laser device field, the non-invasive, truSculpt® 3D procedure can help you sculpt your body by quickly and easily targeting both large and small problem areas. We recently interviewed J. Kevin Buchanan, MD, Knoxville area’s family practice physician and truSculpt® 3D practitioner, to discover just how this revolutionary, new, state-of-the-art medical breakthrough can help patients treat those problem areas around their midsections. MV: Dr. Buchanan, truSculpt® 3D uses radio frequency technology to help decrease circumference and diminish fat in patients. Tell our readers just how this technology works. Dr. Buchanan: truSculpt® 3D uses conductive radio frequency to achieve selective and effective disruption of the subcutaneous fat tissue, the fat that lies directly beneath the skin, while maintaining comfortable surface temperatures. MV: Just how safe is truSculpt® 3D? Dr. Buchanan: truSculpt® 3D, which is FDA cleared, is a safe, non-invasive body sculpting technology, where the temperature of the skin and subcutaneous tissue are maintained at comfortable levels while consistently achieving the best results. MV: How quickly will clients see visible results? Dr. Buchanan: Visible results can usually be seen as soon 6 to 12 weeks, with maximum benefits at 12 weeks. Some clients report seeing results in as little as 4 to 6 weeks.
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MV: How much fat thickness reduction will patients experience? Dr. Buchanan: Clients can expect fat reduction of targeted areas of up to 24%. MV: Is it possible to treat more than one problem area per session? Dr. Buchanan: Yes, it is possible to treat multiple areas in a single session, including the neck, upper arms, abdomen and flanks, back, and thighs. MV: Should clients experience any discomfort or downtime after the procedure? Dr. Buchanan: Some clients may experience some redness of the skin that typically resolves itself in 8 to 12 hours. Others report soreness of the treatment area that may last for a few days. There is no restriction on activity following the procedure. MV: Treatments are administered by an NP or medical assistant under your personal supervision, correct? Dr. Buchanan: We have a nurse practitioner, two medical assistants, and myself who are all trained and certified to perform the truSculpt® 3D procedure. MV: How can our readers who are interested learn more about the truSculpt® 3D? What is the best way to reach you? Dr. Buchanan: Call Ashley Burchfield at 865-675-1953 ext. 224 for more information or to schedule a free consultation or visit www.tru3dbody.com. Farragut Family Practice A Division of Summit Medical Group 11130 Kingston Pike, Suite 7 Knoxville, TN 37934 865-675-1953 www.farragutfamilypractice.com
2020 Tax Season is Underway By Allen A. Scott, CPA
ast tax season we were all provided with a variety of extensions for filing our 2019 tax returns due to the pandemic, but no extension appears to be on the horizon for your 2020 tax filing requirements. Our offices in Lenoir City and Madisonville are ready to help you complete your 2020 filings, or tax filing extensions. Filing on a timely basis will help to avoid penalties and late charges, not to mention help to lower your blood pressure a few points. Note, that filing an extension does not postpone the need to pay any taxes that may be due. Also, for your safety and well-being, you may mail in your tax documents or drop them off at one of our two convenient locations. We can handle most
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Premiere Consignment – Your Home’s Makeover Headquarters T here are very few days I would describe as dull or boring here at Premiere Consignment in nearby Tellico Village. The variety of household items we accept for consignment, combined with the personalities and stories of both our consignors and customers, provide an endless source of fascinating anecdotes. Shopping at Premiere Consignment can be an adventure in itself when you consider that the items we sell came from throughout all of North America (and occasionally around the world) as our consignors pursued their varied careers - many are antiques that have been in families for generations. As retirees converge on the Tellico Lake area, many of the possessions they have acquired
By Aaron Hunt, Co-Owner of Premiere Consignment ture quality Oriental and area rugs, table and floor lighting, décor items, and a large selection of wall art, including limited edition prints from both regional and national artists. So whether you need to furnish an entire home or just update a single room, you’re likely to find what you’re looking for at Premiere Consignment - at prices far bethroughout their lifetime find themselves low their original retail cost. becoming the latest “treasures” at Premiere If you have quality, pre-owned furniConsignment. ture, room décor, art, or Oriental rugs that With new inventory being accepted daily, are not being used as a result of downwe encourage our new and repeat customers sizing, relocation, or an update, Premiere to visit us often! Discover room settings and Consignment can help turn those pieces individual accent pieces from the nation’s into cash without the hassle of placing top furniture brands, including Henredon, ads, waiting for strangers to show up at Bernhardt, Hooker, and more. We also fea- your home, or hoping the buyer’s check
clears your bank. We take the stress out of re-selling your unneeded household items. We can even help you with your moving or estate sale. Just give us a call, visit us online, or better yet, visit our retail showroom, and we will be happy to share with you the many ways Premiere Consignment can assist you. And while you’re here, be sure to ask us about our online eBay store that connects our consignors with buyers from around the world. Premiere Consignment 320 Lakeside Plaza Loudon, TN 37774 865-458-9721 www.premiereconsignment.com
We’re Going Virtual in 2021! Lucky Kidney Run™, a part of Knox Shamrock Fest™, Sponsored by Fresenius Kidney Care! March 13, 2021
e’re going virtual this year in order to maintain social distancing and help mitigate the spread of coronavirus. Your health & safety are our #1 priority! We invite you to join us for a virtual version of the classic Lucky Kidney Run! We hope to make it feel as “real” as possible, by sharing your pictures on social media & raising much-needed funds for kidney patients. We need your Support! Virtual means you can run / walk whenever & wherever you’d like! Check out our race page (https://runsignup.com/Race/TN/Knoxville/LuckyKidneyRun) for more info and how to earn new & awesome Swag Rewards! Earn up to a $25 Refund of your original registration fee by referring others! For more information on the East TN Kidney Foundation visit www.etkidney.org.
March, 2021, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views • 5B
Is the Caller Really From the IRS?
he Federal Trade Commission estimates that as many as 9 million Americans experience some form of identity theft each year. It is one of the fastest growing crimes in America. These alarming statistics demonstrate that identity theft may be the most costly and prevalent crime in the United States. One identity theft scam that increases this time of year is the phone call where the caller claims to be from the IRS and they need to obtain some of your personal information. They may state that your IRS refund is being delayed due to some incomplete information needed to process your tax return or “click here to get your stimulus payment.” They will request personal data such as your date of birth, social security number or your banking information. Everything they need to steal your identity and maybe even gain access to your checking account. Another way they attempt to obtain your information is to send you an email or text message. Such emails or text will look very official and will attempt to entice you to click on a link, or respond to the text with your personal information. If it is an email and you click on the link, spyware is often loaded onto your computer allowing the scammer to gain access to your computer. Some Phishing scams turn out to be ransomware schemes in which the cyber-thief gains control of your computer and holds data hostage until a ransom is paid. They can change passwords, see your key strokes allowing them access to your passwords, usernames and financial data. Once the thieves obtain your personal data, they can obtain a fraudulent driver’s license, apply for loans, file fraudulent tax returns and obtain huge refunds in your
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name and remove money from your checking and investment accounts. The emails, text messages and phone calls can be very convincing. The caller ID often shows the IRS or U.S. Treasury. Emails will often have the official seals and will be images of the real website. Text messages will look as if they are coming from the government. All designed to convince you that it is official. Other methods thieves use to obtain this information are Skimming – using a special device when your credit/ debit card is processed; Phishing – an email pretending to be your financial institution or companies to persuade you to reveal your personal information; Change of Address – completing a change of address request to receive your mail. What can you do to prevent Identity Theft? DO NOT GIVE your personal information over the phone, mail or internet (especially if you get a call and you did not initiate the contact). Ask questions for verification. Rather than give them your personal information, ask them to tell you the information and you can verify it. For example, if it is your bank, they should already know your account number. Ask them to provide it to you and you can confirm it. Shred all your documents that contain your personal data. Do not just throw your bank statements, account statements, and other documents that contain your personal data in the trash without rendering the documents unreadable. When using the Internet, create hard to guess passwords, install anti-virus software and keep it up to date. Do not submit social security numbers or credit card in-
formation on websites that do not use encryption. Avoid using computers in public areas such as libraries, internet cafés. Place alerts on your credit cards to notify when your card is used to make a purchase. Take precautions at ATM machines or in check-out lanes to make sure no one can see your PIN. The IRS will not call you, text you or send you an email requesting your personal data. If you think it may be a valid contact, hang up and call the number on the back of your credit card or a phone number from your records rather than the number they provide you or the number they called from. If you think you have been scammed you should immediately contact your bank, credit card companies and notify them of the breach or potential breach and put a freeze on your accounts. Contact the IRS if you feel it may involve your taxes. File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission. They maintain a data base of identity theft cases. You can file a form with the IRS who will issue you a special PIN to use when filing your tax return. Use a monitoring program such as LifeLock to notify you if your personal information is being used without your knowledge. Basically, every business and individual is vulnerable to attack when it comes to your personal information and data. Take steps to protect your personal information and be alert to the deceptive ways thieves are using to steal your data. The professionals at WarrenJackson can assist you if you feel your tax return or personal data may have been violated by a scammer. Call us if we can assist you.
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6B • East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, March, 2021
March In the Garden
t is a good thing that March is coming, because February has been miserable. Today it is 36 degrees and sleet is falling. I have a heater going under my desk, and I am wearing multiple layers. The good news is that March is generally much kinder than February, and I am sure there will be at least a few beautiful days so you can start working in your yard without freezing! You’ll want to start getting ready as soon as possible, but do not rush planting. Tender veggies, herbs, and annuals will be angry if you plant them before the soil warms and will punish you by refusing to perform. • March is the month to finalize those plans you made in February. What needs to be done in your yard? What needs to be added, removed, divided, pruned, fertilized, or replaced? Would you like to set up a birding area? Do you need more blooms and less evergreens or vice versa? Would you like to establish a pollinator friendly area? Do you need to scale back on plants that require too much maintenance? Now is the time to make these decisions and call around for landscape installation before everyone gets too busy. As a note, remember that not everyone who slaps a “landscape” sticker on their truck knows what they are doing. It is better to pay a little more for someone who will put the right plant in the right place the right way. Ask your neighbors, check with the BBB, and have a good conversation with the person you choose, because you could be living with their work for a very long time. • March is also a great for preparing. Once you have your plans finalized, get your beds ready. Remove all weeds and work a little compost and/or topsoil into the beds if you have not already done so. Put down a pre-emergent like Preen to keep those weeds from coming back. If you have a problem bed where everything seems to die, this is the time to do a soil test to see if your nutrients are lacking. You can also go ahead and put
down some fresh mulch to keep the soil temperature and moisture levels stable during our roller-coaster spring! • You can plant trees, shrubs, and cool season perennials in your yard as soon as the ground is workable. By workable, I mean it isn’t a muddy mess. (Did you know that roots require oxygen? They get it from the soil, but if the soil is saturated, they “drown.”) You can also plant pansies if you didn’t get them in last fall or if your fall plantings failed. • You can start warm season annual and vegetable seeds inside, but they need to stay inside. Cool-season greens, onion sets, beets, carrots, potatoes, and radishes can be seeded directly into the ground. You can also plant cole crop seedlings mid-month if Mother Nature is cooperating. This includes head lettuce, broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts. • You can fertilize trees and shrubs after the middle of the month. Fertilize
perennials when they begin to show new growth, crocus after blooms have faded, and daffodils when they start to yellow. I like to use organic products, but I beg you to please read and follow directions no matter what kind of fertilizer you use. • Divide and transplant summer blooming perennials such as daylilies, hostas, and Siberian iris. • You can prune summer flowering shrubs like roses and Crepe Myrtles before they start putting on new growth. It is also a good idea to go ahead and prune out any dead or damaged wood from trees and shrubs. With that being said, there is a huge difference between pruning and butchering. Some of you are like a toddler that found some scissors: You just start whacking. Educate yourself! • Grasses and groundcovers can be cut back now. The easiest way is to set your lawnmower on the highest setting and run over shorter plants. Large grasses
should be cut back, but leave enough old growth to protect the baby grass as it emerges. Divide overgrown clumps. • You may have perennials that look terrible right now. Once the new growth has emerged at the base of your perennials, cut all that ugly, old stuff off. If you have questions, please call. • Don’t forget the birds! Keep feeders clean and full of a good quality birdseed, and keep birdbaths clean and full when they aren’t frozen. Clean out birdhouses, but make sure they are not occupied first! High fat foods such as black oil sunflower seeds and suet are best this time of year. We are getting shipments in daily of gift items and plants, so stop by and see what’s new! Meadow View Greenhouses & Garden Center 9885 Highway 11E Lenoir City, TN 37772 865-986-7229 www.meadowviewgreenhouse.com
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March, 2021, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views • 7B
By Rick Kleveno Owner – Country Carpet & Flooring / Cabinets
f you’re considering new flooring for your home, I highly encourage you to look beyond the multitudes of carpeting, tile, luxury vinyl flooring and hardwood options that are available before making your decision. Be sure to closely examine the surfaces that you will be cov-
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f you’re in the market for kitchen cabinetry, whether for a new or existing home, I would like to personally invite you to experience the Knox Cabinet Co. difference for yourself. At Knox Cabinet Co., we offer homeowners a wide selection of quality, solid wood cabinetry, dynamic kitchen designs, highly competitive pricing, and a level of superior customer service that you might have thought no longer existed. And we go far beyond just kitchens by offering quality cabinetry for baths, home offices, family entertainment areas, and more.
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March, 2021, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views • 9B
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e frequently receive inquiries from homeowners who have recently visited friends and relatives that have installed an underdecking system on their home’s raised deck. I think it’s the appealing aesthetics that first catches their Ask About Our Exclusive Bead Board Design eye. Let’s face it: The underside of a deck as viewed from the patio below is dreary at best. If you have ever investigated underdecking systems, you’ve already discovered that there are a variety of options to choose from. That’s why I would like to highlight a system that I truly believe you will find superior to any other system available. First of all, we don’t purchase generic “off-the-shelf” components. All of the materials we install at your home were manufactured and fabricated at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility specifically for your project. We use only 22 gauge galvanized steel coated with a Dura Coat polyester paint. Many of our competitors use a light gauge generic aluminum substitute. Our patented system does not attach itself to the underside of your deck. Our system ENJOY YEAR-ROUND OUTDOOR LIVING is fully supported by our gutter system that is installed along the perimeter of your raised deck. This protects your deck by promoting the free circulation of air that aide in the Consumers’ Choice Award drying of your deck’s support joists. winner for Excellence 12 years & counting! All we install is Undercover Systems’ patented decking systems. We are not remodFinancing Available eling contractors installing windows today, cabinets tomorrow, and siding the day after. www.undercoversystems.com All of our installers are factory trained and certified. I think that what our clients appreciate most is that I, Jim Conn, owner of Undercover Systems of Tennessee, personally supervise each and every installation. In fact, I often help install our patented underdecking system as well. If you have ever considered :LOOV 7UXVW3UHSDUDWLRQ installing an underdeck sys3UREDWH tem under your home’s raised deck, I invite you to discover 7UXVW (VWDWH$GPLQLVWUDWLRQ why Undercover Systems is &RQVHUYDWRUVKLSV rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau and why we have 5HDO(VWDWH&ORVLQJVWKUX7HOOLFR7LWOH6HUYLFHV received the much coveted &HQWUDOO\ORFDWHGLQ³GRZQWRZQ´7HOOLFR9LOODJH Consumers’ Choice Award and Green Business Certification. Available in a variety of color options and our premium bead board design, discover how you can better enjoy your Choose, no … I N S I S T on the professionals at home’s outdoor living spaces all year-round by protecting Tellico Title for your real estate closing! your family from unexpected rain and the searing sun with Undercover Systems’ patented underdecking system.
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Can You Actually Enjoy Something That is Both Delicious and Healthy?
10B • East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, March, 2021
By Ellen Phillips, PharmD., Founder and Owner - believeRX
ocal pharmacist and entrepreneur, Ellen Phillips, is often asked that question by clients, friends and even family members. “Not surprisingly, their questions are typically laced with a certain degree of irony, but my answer often comes as a surprise to many,” says Ellen. “My over 20 year career in retail and clinical hospital pharmacies was the inspiration behind my creation and launching of believeRx. believeRX offers clients a totally new and innovative approach to healthcare. Pharmacies are typically viewed by most patients as an impersonal, assembly-line type experience for dispensing prescriptions, combined with a mini-mart. believeRX, on the other hand, differs by combining a holistic and interactive approach to the pharmaceutical experience, delivering an experience designed to help you ‘Live Your Best Life’.” So it came as little surprise to those who know Ellen best that her answer to their ‘Delicious and Healthy’ question came in the form of a line of new products she recently introduced – fresh and individually crafted Smoothie drinks, bowls and juices made from her very own recipes. Not your everyday Smoothie, we recently asked Ellen to describe the delicious and healthy differences between her Smoothies and the often sugar added and artificial in-
gredients found in Smoothies available elsewhere. MV: Describe the major differences between your Smoothies and those offered elsewhere. Ellen: Our smoothies, bowls, and juices are made with 100% natural and organic ingredients, with no added nor refined sugars. The recipes have been perfected by our team of pharmacists, nutritionists, and smoothie experts. We also offer unique ingredients and recipes including, but not limited to: elderberry, local honey, MCT oil, and herbal / wholistic
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vitamins and supplements. MV: How do your Smoothie bowls differ from your drinks? Ellen: The best way to describe our bowls, is like a healthy bowl of ice cream or frozen yogurt! They are made with 100% natural and organic puree, topped with natural and organic ingredients such as granola, goji berries, fresh fruits, and more! MV: Can customers purchase your drinks and bowls to be enjoyed later? Ellen: Yes! We offer at-home or on-the-go options such as bottled juices and smoothies, as well as detox and weight loss drink programs. MV: Where can our readers view your full menu and options? Ellen: Either on our website www.believeRXtra.com, our social media pages such as Facebook and Instagram, Google and delivery apps such as Doordash and Uber Eats, or simply call us or come by and we would be happy to discuss our options with you! MV: In closing is there anything else you would like to add? Ellen: Our menu is constantly growing as we test more recipes, so always be checking back! Our team of health and nutrition experts (pharmacists, nutritionists, nurses, etc) are always ready to help you with your nutrition, fitness, and/or weight loss needs so please reach out to us today and we will tailor a plan that works best with your lifestyle! Both delicious and healthy, why not wrap your taste buds around a Strawberry Orange Sunrise or Mango Margarita Smoothie? Or how about an Acai Peanut Butter Bowl or any one of nearly 30 other delectable bowls, smoothies or juices available exclusively at believeRX. ‘Live Your Best Life’! believeRX 9627 Countryside Center Ln. Knoxville, TN 37931 865-214-6672 www.believeRXknoxville.com M-F 9am – 5pm Sat 8am - Noon
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March, 2021, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views • 11B
By david Brewster, Owner of Aqua Clear Water Systems, LLC
Aqua Clear Water Systems believe that upgrading your home with a water filtration system is the #1 way to increase your home’s value and your family’s health.
pring cleaning has arrived! Most of America is cleaning out closets, welcoming the warmer weather, and maybe even dabbling in some home renovation projects. While renovations are an important update to your home, we at Aqua Clear Water Systems believe that upgrading your home with a water filtration system is the #1 way to increase your home’s value and your family’s health. In the last year, we’ve spent more time in our homes than ever before, and the housing market has absolutely exploded. So, we’d like to give you 5 reasons why a Kinetico Water System is your next best home improvement investment. 1. Improved Water Quality, Taste & Odor - East Tennessee’s water is known for its hardness as well as chlorine, iron, sediment, and other harmful contaminants polluting the water. A whole house Kinetico water filtration system can remove all of these contaminants to give you tasteless, odorless, and silky feeling soft water throughout your home. 2. Improved Life of Appliances & Fixtures - A system will protect your home from damages caused by a variety of water contaminants! You could be extending the life of your water heater, washing machine, dishwasher, pipes, refrigerator, and more by installing a Kinetico water system because reducing the build-up in these appliances allows them to work efficiently. 3. Increased Value of Your Home - With the housing market booming, we’d love to help you get a bigger bang for your buck when selling. 4. Improved Health - Chlorine is a harmful chemical used to treat bacteria in water. While it’s necessary to kill bacteria,
chlorine can’t differentiate between good and bad bacteria. When you shower in chlorinated tap water, your skin absorbs the chlorine like a sponge, leaving you at risk. To name a few, high amounts of chlorine can cause breathing and lung problems and cancer from THM agents. Filtering your water could save you from unnecessary illnesses. 5. Improved Skin & Hair - A whole house filtration system reduces the amount of build-up on your applianc-
es as well as your skin and hair. Who wouldn’t want that? Softened water results in brighter skin, shinier hair, and longer-lasting clothes. Now that you know the benefits of installing a whole-home filtration system, we’d love the opportunity to help you improve your home in 2021 by doing an in-person or virtual free water health checkup. We’ll come to your house for FREE or connect via Zoom. It’s your choice! For East Tennessee’s Mountain Views readers
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