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Volume 18, No. 5, Section A

May, 2018

The Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast D

estin, Fort Walton Beach, and Okaloosa Island make up the heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast. Known for sugar-white sand, cascading emerald water, and long, sunny days, the Emerald Coast is a fantastic year-round vacation destination. Whether you like to golf, want to try your hand at reeling in “the big one,” or simply want to toss your towel on the sand for a few hours of relaxation, you can find that, and so much more, along the beautiful beaches of Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and Okaloosa Island.

Destin is known as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” and it is just that – a fishing village. Throughout the years, it has grown up to also include attractions, events, and shopping. Here you can enjoy fast-paced watersports, fly high above the water in a parasail, and ride the waves to

shore on a paddle board. You can also stroll the famous harbor, jump aboard a charter fishing boat, and try your own luck at sea. Don’t forget to take your catch to one of the many delicious Gulf-to-Table restaurants in town to have your catch cooked for you! Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island offer a slightly slower pace while still allowing you to enjoy the emerald water and white sand beaches of Northwest Florida that you’ve come to love. Enjoy long days on the sand, splash in your Fort Walton Beach hotel or condo pool, and then head out to the boardwalk for a pickup game of volleyball. In the evenings, enjoy a scrumptious shrimp dinner at one of the delicious restaurants on the island. (continued on page 2A)

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Emerald Coast cover article continued ... Sugar White Sand & Emerald Water

Why is Destin so lucky?

Yes, the sand in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and Okaloosa Island really is sugar white and powder soft. It’s as brilliant as our photos depict – no Photoshop required! This is because the sand contains finely ground quartz crystal. At the end of the last Ice Age, the world’s temperatures began warming, icecaps began melting, and large volumes of water were carried by rivers to the world’s oceans. The rising Apalachicola River, originating in the Appalachian Mountains, carried quartz particles down into the Gulf of Mexico and deposited them along our coast. Over time, the sea level rose and the quartz sand formed the shoreline. This beautiful white sand remains cool even in the heat of summer and gives the water its trademark emerald color by reflecting sunlight back up through the surf.

The underwater 100-fathom curve, where our relatively shallow waters drop to dramatic depths, is a miracle of nature. This curve draws closer in to Destin than to any other spot in Florida, creating the speediest deep-water access on the Gulf and therefore, the speediest access to fantastic deep-sea fishing. As a result, the Destin Harbor boasts the largest and most elaborately equipped fleet in the state with more than 200 charter boats. Popular and delicious catches in the area include various species of tuna, grouper, and snapper. Blue marlin, cobia, and pompano are also easy catches throughout our waters. The Emerald Coast also yields more billfish each year than all other Gulf ports combined. In addition to great fishing, the Emerald Coast also offers breathtaking diving. Various reef clusters reveal four-foot basket sponges and purple sea whips, as well as vibrant yellow angelfish, six-foot manta rays, and protected 350-pound sea turtles.

Activities, Attractions & Annual Events More than 300 festivals and events take place along our coast each year. Below, find a sampling of what to expect each season. Visit our event calendar to see more of what’s happening along the beach.

Spring »» Destin Cobia Tournament »» Kitty Hawk Kite Festival »» Fudpucker’s FourPlayer Volleyball Tournament

Summer »» Billy Bowlegs Festival »» Boat Week/Poker Run »» Paddle at the Porch


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Winter »» Holiday on the Harbor/ Christmas Boat Parade

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»» New Year’s Eve Beach Ball Drop »» Bayou, Bay & Back Run »» Mardi Gras

Activities One thing you won’t hear while on vacation to Florida’s Emerald Coast is “I’m bored!” The coast is packed with things to do, see, and eat. Hit the water on jet-skis or a paddle board. Sail above the emerald water in a parasail or even a helicopter. Sink below the waves to visit with wildlife on a SNUBA or snorkeling adventure. Or climb aboard a dolphin cruise, charter boat, or even a pirate ship to sail the seas. Off the water, stay cool with a visit to our local water park in Destin, Big Kahuna’s. Or take a break from the heat yet still enjoy the sunshine at fantastic open-air shopping destinations such as Destin Commons and the Silver Sands Premium Outlets. Museums and activity centers, such as the Destin History & Fishing Museum, Indian Temple Mound Museum, and Emerald Coast Science Center, are not only educational and interesting, but fun indoor options if you need a little beach break. Delicious, local dining is available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and we always recommend the seafood! Stroll the Destin harbor or visit the boardwalk on Okaloosa Island to take in a great view and some fun with your meal. To taste truly fresh, Gulf-sourced fish fare, visit one of our Gulf to Table restaurants.

Access by Car U.S. Highway 98 travels along the Emerald Coast, edging along the Gulf of Mexico through Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and Okaloosa Island. From I-10, exit on to Highway 85 south at the Crestview/Fort Walton Beach exit and head straight to the beach!

Access by Air The Destin – Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) is serviced by American Airlines, Delta, United, Allegiant, and Contour. Direct flights are available from a number of cities, including Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Memphis, Cincinnati, Washington D.C., Newark, and many more. For more information visit

20th Annual Spring Art Show


embers of the Art Guild of Tellico Village (AGTV) will exhibit a new art collection May 11-13 at the Tellico Village Community Church, located at 130 Chota Center in Loudon. All artists, aspiring artists, and art enthusiasts are invited to attend. Visitors will be treated to a wide variety of new original works, celebrating the artistic diversity of both emerging and established guild members. Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork will be on display – from painting, drawing, and photography to sculpture, jewelry, pottery, and fabric art. Carl Gombert, PhD, a professor of art at Maryville College, will be juror for the show. Dr. Gombert, who has exhibited his own artwork at more than 200 shows throughout the country, will select artist awards in a number of categories. In addition, all attendees are invited to vote for their three favorite pieces of artwork, and the “People’s Choice” awards will be presented on Sunday afternoon. The public is invited to the opening reception on Friday, May 11, from 5 to 8 pm. Refreshments and live music enhance the evening while guests have the opportunity to interact with the artists. The exhibit continues on Saturday, May 12, from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday, May 13, from 8 am to 2 pm. There is no charge for the public to attend the opening reception or the exhibition.

About the Art Guild of Tellico Village Guild members, guests, and individuals interested in joining the Art Guild are welcome to meetings, classes, and workshops. The Art Guild of Tellico Village is a 501(c)(3) association, which is organized to support and encourage creativity in and appreciation and patronage of the visual arts through educational activities such as lectures, tours, workshops, classes, and exhibits. The Art Guild’s premier event each year is the annual Art Show held in early May at the Tellico Village Community Church Life Center.  Art Guild members have the opportunity to exhibit and arrange for the sale of their artwork.   Additional information about the guild and an application for membership are available on their website at www.

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GREAT VIEWS $199,000 MLS 1015133 175 Hillview Lane 4BR / 3.5BA 2894 sq.ft. 2 Story w/Basement


LAKE VIEW $389,000 MLS 1035471 213 Oonoga Way 4BR / 3BA 3202 sq. ft.


ONE LEVEL GORGEOUS HOME $375,000 MLS 1015274 222 Tommotley Dr. 3BR / 2 BA, 2500 sq.ft.


CONDO $119,000 MLS 1024402 408 Willow Bend 2BR / 2BA 1356 sq.ft.



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PRIVATE SETTING $349,900 MLS 996337 208 Seminole View 4BR / 3BA 3082 sq.ft.


ONE LEVEL W/3 CAR GARAGE $439,900 MLS 1019892 228 Oligi Dircle 4BR / 2.5BA 2622 sq.ft.


LAKE FRONT w/DOCK $450,000 MLS 994690 188 Oonoga Way 3BR / 2.5BA 2744 sq.ft.


PANORAMIC LAKE VIEW LOT $65,000 MLS 966086 Melea Lane. The Pointe at Whitestone


GOLF FRONT $400,000 MLS 992627 107 Cayuga Dr. 4BD / 3BA 3842 sq.ft.

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May, 2018

Vol. 18 No. 5

elcome to the May, 2018 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 residents and out-of-state property owners of Tellico Village, Kahite, Rarity Bay, Windriver, Rarity Meadows, Avalon Golf Community, ConKinnon, Miller’s Landing, Harbour Place, Tellico Harbor, Foothills Pointe, Thunder Pointe, Tennessee National, Willow Creek, Telliquah Preserve, The Cascades, The Meadows and Lakeview Farms. East Tennessee’s Mountain Views is published monthly. P.O. Box 432, Vonore, TN 37885 For advertising information contact East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, LLC at 865-856-6463 Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm Website: E-Mail: East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, LLC 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. © 2001-2018 East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, LLC

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From the Publisher

he second Sunday in May is traditionally set aside to celebrate mothers, past and present. Women who fill the role of mom deserve to be honored for all their contributions and sacrifices that they show daily for their families. Moms are role models for their children and their loving, caring demeanor will greatly impact their children’s upbringing. Those children will in turn go on to impact the lives of all they come in contact with daily. So moms should not take their role lightly. We, as sons and daughters, grandsons and granddaughters, should make sure we take the time to honor the person in our lives who fills the role of mom not only on Mother’s Day but every day. It’s as simple as taking time out of a busy schedule to touch mom with a phone call or an unscheduled visit with a hug and an “I love you.” These are all gentle reminders to mom of how much she is appreciated. My own mother has been gone now for a number of years, and I miss her very much. I miss talking with her, visiting her and helping her to make those special holiday dinners. But every Mother’s Day, I reflect on my mom and all the wonderful memories I have of my days growing up. I even take out the old photo albums and relive the family moments captured on film that are so precious and all that I have left of mom. This Mother’s Day make sure you honor your mom. Your time with her on this earth is not unlimited so make the most of it. We at East Tennessee’s Mountain Views wish all moms a very Happy Mother’s Day.

Tom & Judy

Judy Irmen, Publisher / Editor Tom Irmen, Director of Sales and Marketing

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On The Lake Realty Congratulates Agent, Susan Akagi, for $22+ Million in Sales


n The Lake Realty, Karen Millikan would like to congratulate and announce that her top producing agent, Susan Akagi, has achieved more than $22 MILLION in sales volume for the close of the 2017

business year! That is almost twice as much as the year before or any previous year! If you see Susan out on a property, feel free to congratulate her and give her kudos for a job well done! Susan and her husband, Art, moved to Tellico Lake 13 years ago, where they built a beautiful waterfront home in Kahite on Tellico Lake. She comes from a background in communication, where she managed customer service centers for years and trained executives on developing memorable and positive customer experiences. Armed with marketing savvy and cutting-edge technology, her family-oriented style ensures that every detail is handled with ease and expertise, which has proven instrumental in helping her achieve her goals as one of the top producing Realtors in all of the Knoxville area. She presently resides in Tellico Village, a golf and lake community on Tellico Lake. She loves to boat and is familiar with lake and golf properties. Susan enjoys showing off all that the Tellico Lake area has to offer either by land or by water! Susan has been selling real estate for more than 13 years on Tellico Lake and specializes in lake area properties. Many of the communities Susan has as her focus are Tellico Village, Rarity Bay, Kahite, Foothills Pointe, Harbor Place, Tellico

Harbor, and others, just to name a few. Susan brings a world of business skills and insight to the real estate process. She is a skilled negotiator, and her market knowledge is one of her greatest assets. Her dedication and professional service are unparalleled. In today’s market, you need a quality professional working for you. Starting a new chapter of your life? Let Susan help! Her dynamic customer service experience coupled with her winning philosophy puts people first! Susan is a licensed Realtor® in the State of Tennessee. Susan Akagi, Realtor® On The Lake Realty 865-643-0553 Direct 800-884-2260, Ext. 2 Office

Woman’s Conference Coming to Tellico Village


eslie Vernick, an international speaker and best-selling author, is coming to Tellico Village to headline the upcoming Woman’s Conference, Relationships Matter. The woman’s conference is scheduled June 1st through June 2nd and is open to all women in the surrounding area. Leslie will lead four sessions: » Your Relationship with Yourself » Your Relationship with God » Your Relationships with Others » How to Mend Broken Relationships If these questions are important to you, then his event is a must attend. Would you like to improve your relationships with friends, family members, coworkers, or neighbors? What about your relationship with God? Would you like to understand yourself better, be more confident, and make better choices? The conference is being held at the Community Church at Tellico Village, located at 130 Chota Center in Loudon. It’s sponsored by the Woman’s Ministry of

the Community Church at Tellico Village. Registration May 1-31 is only $55 per person and in June is $60 per person. For more information or to register, call 865458-1516 or visit

About Leslie Vernick Leslie Vernick is an international speaker, best-selling author, licensed clinical social worker, consultant, and relationship coach. Her expertise spans the subjects of personal and spiritual growth, conflict resolution, depression, marriage improvement, destructive relationships, and domestic violence. Leslie has been a featured guest on Focus on the Family Radio, Family Life Today, and Moody Mid-Day Connection. She is the author of seven books, including the best-selling The Emotionally Destructive Relationship and her most recent, The Emotionally Destructive Marriage. Leslie has been married to Howard for 38 years and together have two grown children and three grandchildren.

Display Advertising: Contact East Tennessee’s Mountain Views for information on display advertising. Advertising and Article Submission Deadlines: The 10th of each month prior to the next month’s publication. Subscriptions: East Tennessee’s Mountain Views is a free publication to residents and non-resident property owners of the communities listed above. Those residing outside of these communities can receive East Tennessee’s Mountain Views for a mailing and handling fee of $24 per year. To receive our publication, please send a non-refundable payment of $24 made payable to East Tennessee’s Mountain Views to the above address. Classifieds: Typed or neatly written up to 100 characters should be mailed with a check for $11.50 payable to East Tennessee’s Mountian Views, LLC to the above address by the 7th of each month for inclusion in the next month’s publication. Add $2.00 for each additional 20 characters or fraction thereof. Classified ads are not accepted by telephone. Change of Address: Send address changes to the above address 4 weeks in advance of address change. The publisher is not responsible for missed copies due to delayed receipt of address change. Publisher’s Notice: The views and opinions expressed by our contributing writers and advertisers do not necessarily represent the views of the publisher. At its sole discretion the publisher may refuse any advertisement or article for any reason.

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200 Thunder Road $1,175,000 w/ Private dock!

350 Marsh Hawk Dr - Vonore $950,000 - MLS#998503



COYATEE LAKEFRONT 101 Coyatee Circle - Loudon $799,000 - MLS#1023293

209 Tooweka Trace 3 Car Garage/Golf Front $839,000 - MLS#1035964

301 Rock Point Dr. - Vonore $899,000 - MLS#1010489


1142 Chula Vista - Friendsville $599,000 - MLS#1018212

118 Tooweka Circle - Loudon $549,000 MLS#1032568


780 Rarity Bay Pkwy - Vonore $545,000 - MLS#981516









150 Tommotley Drive - Loudon $470,000 - MLS#1019814

343 Rarity Bay Pkwy - Rarity Bay $429,900 - MLS#1020652

290 Pineberry Dr. - Rarity Bay $399,900



440 Morning Dove Dr. - Vonore $439,900 - MLS#980723

1146 Kahite Tr. - Vonore $418,600 - MLS#1007778




340 Morning Dove Dr. - Vonore $399,000 - MLS#998997

135 Osprey Circle - Vonore $399,900 FIRM! - MLS#1033122







210 Hummingbird $374,000 - MLS#103566

137 Heron Ct. $369,900 - MLS#1029506

192 Heron Court - Rarity Bay $299,000 - MLS#1036004

TOQUA - ALMOST COMPLETE 168 Elokwa Way - Loudon $375,000 - MLS#1023293

PRIVATE - TELLICO VILLAGE 282 Ootsima Way - Loudon $275,000 - MLS#1033832



1049 Rarity Bay Pkwy - Vonore $369,900 - MLS#965280 WATERFRONT Lot / Blk Street Bay Pointe Rd 886R NEW 322 Pineberry 327 Pineberry 425 Rock Point 21/12 SOLD Hiwonihi Trail 16/4 Golanvyi Trail Kahite Trail 19/15 NEW 12 / 16 NEW Kahite Trail 20 / 4 Golanvyi 28 204 E. Cove Dr. Thunder Rd Lot 8 NEW 179 REDUCED Sandppiper Dr. 627 Morning Dove 9/16 Oonoga Way 17 Volunteer Lane 177 REDUCED Sandpiper Dr. 531FORECLOSURE Marsh Hawk 529 Marsh Hawk 532FORECLOSURE Marsh Hawk Eladi Trail 14/21NEW

Subdivision Rarity Bay Rarity Bay Rarity Bay Rarity Bay Kahite Kahite Kahite Kahite Kahite Foothills Point Thunder Pointe Rarity Bay Rarity Bay Toqua Coves Thunder Pointe Rarity Bay Rarity Bay Rarity Bay Rarity Bay Kahite

Description Dockable Dockable Lakefront Dockable Lake / Mtn View Lakefront Dockable Lakefront Dockable Dockable Lake / Mtn. View Dockable Dockable Dockable Dockable Dockable Lakefont Dockable Dockable Dockable Dockable Dockable Dockable Lake/Mountain View

Price $450,000 $399,900 $396,000 $295,000 $275,000 $269,000 $269,000 $260,000 $250,000 $249,900 $249,900 $239,900 $199,900 $199,000 $199,000 $175,000 $159,900 $149,900 $145,000 $50,000

WATERVIEW Lot / Blk 1204 153R 456 1075 REDUCED 8/21REDUCED 20 NEW 455 1126 348 484R 583R 1064 1070REDUCED

Subdivision Rarity Bay Rarity Bay Rarity Bay Rarity Bay Kahite Foothills Pointe Rarity Bay Rarity Bay Rarity Bay Rarity Bay Rarity Bay Rarity Bay Rarity Bay

Description Lake & Mtn.View

Price $178,000 $129,900 $99,900 $89,900 $85,000 $79,900 $69,900 $55,900 $59,900 $59,900 $59,900 $54,900 $38,500

Street Brambling Ct. Wood Duck Goldfinch Hummingbird Eladi Trail Northshore Dr. Rarity Bay Pkwy Red Hawk Pineberry Dr. Rarity Bay Pkwy Rarity Bay Pkwy Grandville Ct. Grandville Court

Lake & Mtn. View

Lake/Mtn View Lake / Mtn View Lake / Mtn View Lakeview


565/303A - $139,900 - MLS#965047 565/107A - $194,900 - MLS#1029363 555/207B - $210,000 - MLS#100481 565/305A - $229,900 - MLS#1023895 WATERFRONT Lot / Blk Street Subdivision 3/2 NEW Mialaquo Tellico Village 468R SOLD Rock Point Rarity Bay 1366 Starling Dr. Rarity Bay 589R REDUCED Rarity Bay Pkwy Rarity Bay 1320 REDUCED Partridge Dr. Rarity Bay 1093 Grandville Ct. Rarity Bay 1055 Hummingbird Rarity Bay 1056 Hummingbird Rarity Bay 1321 REDUCED Watercrest Rarity Bay 129 Wood Duck Dr. Rarity Bay 130 Wood Duck Dr. Rarity Bay GOLF FRONT/VIEW 17 Choto Court 3 Osprey Circle 203 Sandpiper Lot 43 Osprey Cr. 9/16 Kahite Trail 2 REDUCED Osprey Circle 18/7 Walelu Trail 9/26 NEW Itawa Trail 504 Marsh Hawk 27 REDUCED Volunteer Lane 1171 White Hawk 560 Wax Wing Ct. 357 Pineberry Dr.

Harbour Place Rarity Bay Rarity Bay Rarity Bay Kahite Rarity Bay Kahite Kahite Rarity Bay Thunder Pointe Rarity Bay Rarity Bay Rarity Bay

Lakefront Lot w/ Dock Permit Legacy Shores

Description Lakeview Lakeview Lakeview Lakeview Full Golf Membership Views Lakeview

Golf Front/ Mtn View Golf View Golf Front Golf Front 1+ac. Golf Front

$99,999 - MLS#1037361

Price $39,900 $39,900 $39,900 $38,900 $35,000 $34,900 $29,900 $29,900 $25,000 $19,900 $19,900 $74,900 $54,900 $59,900 $59,900 $39,000 $49,900 $46,500 $45,000 $39,900 $39,900 $35,000 $21,900 $19,900

LAKEFRONT COMMUNITY 1 Clearwater Cove 15, 14 & 13 Clearwater Cove 16 Clearwater Cove 30, 32 & 34 Clearwater Cove

Lakeview Waterfront Each Waterfront Lakeview Each

OTHER LOTS & ACREAGE 22 Acres Hwy 411 Vonore 97 Red Wing Legacy Shores 100 Falcon Trail Legacy Shores 2/5 Golanvyi Trail Kahite 25/2 Gigi Lane Tellico Village 73 Falcon Trail Legacy Shores 76 Falcon Trail Legacy Shores 80 Falcon Trail Legacy Shores 77 Falcon Trail Legacy Shores 79 Falcon Trail Legacy Shores 92 Red Wing Legacy Shores 93 Red Wing Legacy Shores 3 / 28 Sikwa Trail Kahite 12/2 Gigi Lane Tellico Village 1 Tommotley Dr. Tellico Village

$24,500 $89,900 $79,900 $39,900 $550,000 $55,000 $45,000 $29,900 $24,900 $24,900 $24,000 $24,000 $24,000 $24,000 $24,000 $24,000 $20,000 $15,000 $12,900

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American Legion Appreciates Federal Bureau of Investigation


By James Patterson ecent guest speaker to the American Legion Post 256 was Knoxville FBI Special in Charge, Renae McDermott. Her briefing was enlightening and informative about the FBI organization. Their vision statement is “Ahead of the threat through leadership, agility, and integration,” and their mission statement is “To protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States.” The FBI employs 35,000. Ms. McDermott elaborated on some details of those positions; for example, requirements and responsibilities of FBI special agents and certain support personnel. She also articulated on the particulars of the core values that the FBI stands for. Post 256 presented her with an American Legion Certificate of Appreciation. For more information about the American Legion, contact Commander, Vic Vickery, at 423-884-6476 or visit

(From L to R) Legion Post 256 Vice Commander, Pat Brooks, FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Knoxville Field Office, Renae M. McDermott, Legion Post 256 Commander, Vic Vickery. Photo by James Patterson.

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n Saturday, May 12, at the Toqua Golf Course, the TV Lions will once again conduct their annual Golf-for-Sight Outing. This is the premier fundraising event by the TV Lions, and it goes far For Free Estimates held in enabling the club to carry out its mission of “We Serve.” 100% of the funds raised support the myriad of vision related activities conducted 433 Isbill Road by the club in Loudon County, as Madisonville, TN 37354 well as support annual donations to check for all foursome fees payable hole. Gold and corporate sponsors Ask about our rug binding service a number of service organizations in to the TV Lions should be sent to are featured on information placard Loudon County and the Greater East Howard Higby at 107 Tuhdegwa used at all Lions events. Corporate Way, Loudon, TN 37774. Questions sponsors are also allowed free entry Tennessee region. The event is an 18-hole, best ball about the event should be directed for one foursome into the event. The projects supported by the funds scramble with all male, all female, or to Howard at 865-458-9356 or h-mmixed foursomes. Prizes are awarded The rain date for raised include vision screening in all to the low net team in each category, the event is Saturday, May 19, at the educational institutions in the county, diabetes screening at Good Samaritan as well as for longest and most same location. Special family program coming to the Vonore Funds are raised during the event Center, and a free eye examination and accurate drives and closest to the pin Community Center May 12 at 10:30 am for both men and women. In addition, from participant fees, as well as by eyeglass program for needy county there is a chance to win a car for a the purchase of sponsorships by residents. This program alone required hemist and science edhole-in-one. Participants can also get local businesses. The sponsorships more than $15,000 last year to provide ucator, Dr. Al Hazari, assistance in their play by purchasing can be purchased by amounts from glasses to 140 residents. Donations are a retired professor at the “mulligans” or by “hiring a pro” to $100 (friend level), $200 (bronze), also made to the TV Library, TVVFD, University of Tennessee, help navigate one of the holes. Each $300 (silver), $500 (gold) and $1,000 Second Harvest, and the Lions Eye will present a fun and participant will also receive coffee, (corporate). Sponsors at all levels are Bank, Blind Industries and the Eye sometimes explosive a continental breakfast, lunch, range recognized by their business names Center at Vanderbilt University, as chemistry “magic show” being posted on signs displayed at the well as a number of other similar balls, and a goody bag of neat gifts. that will amaze and inform Fees are $45 plus cart and greens event and by having their sponsorship organizations. parents and children of all ages. Round up your foursome and fees for Village property owners or noted in flyers distributed to all Dr. Hazari’s shows have been enjoyed by countless $85 for non-property owners. Entry Villagers, encouraging their use of join the Lions for this fun event that kids and adults for the past 26 years. Hazari’s passion is forms are available at all the TV these businesses. For silver level and supports your fellow residents doing helping children of all ages understand and appreciate pro shops. Completed forms with a above, firm signage is placed on one great work in our community. the wonders of science. He has made presentations at local schools, museums, public libraries, assisted-living facilities, and organizations, reaching underserved groups throughout East Tennessee.   The show is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served. The Vonore Community Center is located above the library at 611 Church Street in Vonore. Librarians will be at the show to sign up children for he Public Library of Tellico Village Friends are sponsoring the 2nd Annual Ladies Golf Outing in memory of the Vonore Public Library’s summer reading program, Bob Baldani on Saturday, May 19th. The event will be held at the Tanasi Golf Course – 9 holes, 9 am Scramble. which begins in June and will include fun and educational The cost is $45 for members of Friends and $50 for non-members of Friends. (Price does not include golf course activities in June and July. fees.) The team captain should submit one check per team payable to the “FOTVL.” A continental breakfast will be This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Vonore at Tanasi at 8 am. There will be a lunch and fashion show at the Library Courtyard. Two flights/two prizes per flight. Public Library and the Mary Ann Bork fund. Those interested in participating should sign up as soon as possible, as entries are limited to 100 golfers. For more information, contact Evelyn Edwards at 865-250-6130 or


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Hiwassee College Dental Hygiene Program Awarded Funds


anda Colbert (right) Director of the Dental Hygiene Lab at Hiwassee College, received a check from Maggie Morrow (left), who is President of the Rotary Club of Tellico Lake. The money will be used for scholarship. It takes two years for a dental hygiene student to complete the dental hygiene program at a cost of $50,000. In addition to the training facility at Hiwassee College, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee provided a grant that allowed the school to acquire a Mobil Dental Lab. It regularly visits schools and nursing homes and is used when there is an emergency in our area. The students provide dental hygiene advice and do teeth cleaning… all at no cost. The Rotary Club of Tellico Lake meets every Thursday at noon at the First Baptist Church in Tellico Village. The public is invited to attend all meetings.

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ike Maloney, who lives in Tellico Village, recently joined the Rotary Club of Tellico Lake. He first joined Rotary in 1981, and through several business moves, has been a continuous member in six different clubs. Initially from Northern Illinois, Mike has been involved in education during his work years, first as a high school teacher and then as Superintendent of Schools for 33 years. He has a commercial pilot license, owns two airplanes, and ran a company that produced airshows on the lakefront in Milwaukee which entertained approximately 500,000 people. He’s also a Certified Flight Instructor. He flew competitive aerobatics Mike Maloney (left) was sponsored for membership in the Rotary Club of Tellico and taught licensed pilots how to loop, roll, Lake by John Everson (center). The induction ceremony was conducted by spin, and recover from unusual altitudes. Kathy Dickson, a former President of the Club. Mike and his wife, Linda, have been married for 48 years. They have two children and four grandchildren. Their son flies for UPS, and their daughter finished her Doctorate last December and is employed as Assistant Superintendent in charge of Special Education in a suburban Chicago school district. The Rotary Club of Tellico Lake meets every Thursday at noon at the First Baptist Church in Tellico Village. The public is invited to attend all meetings.

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CHEO Invites You to “Tune Into Your EAR for Healing!” with Karen Martin May 14 at 6:30 pm at South College


our whole body is in your ear. Listen closely! Join Karen Martin and experience the use of magnets, sometimes referred to as pellets or beads, for alleviating stress and pain throughout the body. Basics of Chinese medicine, including acupressure and acupuncture for your health, will be included. Everyone will have the opportunity to use the magnets on their own or others’ ears. This presentation will be interactive and fun for everyone. Door prizes: Three sheets of magnets and one gift certificate for treatment donated by Karen. Everyone is welcome. CHEO programs are open to the public and free for members, with a $10 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 their options for wellness. For more information, call Diane Minch at 423-884-6031 or visit Directions to South College: Take Lovell Road exit south off of I-40, turn left on Parkside, turn left again at Goody’s Lane, and park in the parking lot across from South College. Look for CHEO signs to the classroom.

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wenty years ago our salon’s founder, Faye Whitehead, had the brilliance to bring a physician into the salon to perform non-surgical procedures for our guests. Since that time, the injectable cosmetic industry has skyrocketed into enormous popularity with the over 40 crowd. While the growth of this market has made injectables routine, there are still many who are petrified of having something injected into their face. This month’s column will describe the actual applications from my own experiences and maybe even dispel a couple of myths associated with the procedures. First, there are two primary types of treatment for the lines and wrinkles of the face. While there are a variety of uses for BOTOX®, it is most commonly used on the lines and wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead. Fillers such as JUVÉDERM® or JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® are used on the larger lines formed near the nose and mouth and in some cases as a mid-face filler. The BOTOX® applications are the most common and in my own personal experience the easiest to receive as a patient. The most common myth is that this procedure “freezes” the muscles and will not allow movement, while in fact, they actually relax the muscles of the face. Several injections are made into the muscles just beneath the skin, and they are completely pain free. The only part of the application that is even the least bit uncomfortable is the piercing sound made by the needle at the injection site. Swelling and bruising are not a factor in my experiences, and just a couple of ice cubes after your treatment for a few minutes will have you leaving the salon with no visible side effects. The final result is not immediate and may take up to two weeks to achieve the desired effects. The lifespan of this product varies from person to person and depends largely on the elasticity of the skin. In my own experiences, the actual effects of the product last between

three and five months. However, the muscle atrophy that occurs during that time can keep the wrinkles at bay for an additional six to eight weeks after the product has worn off, which increases the total lifespan. Brian K. Whitehead Fillers are quite different Managing Partner in their application and their The Village Salon effects. JUVÉDERM® and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® are the two types of fillers The Village Salon used in my own experiences, 222 Village Square and their application can come in Tellico Village with some slight discomfort. 865-458-9332 Normally a topical numbing gel is applied to the injection site to help with the discomfort, and in some cases, a numbing agent is mixed in with the actual filler. Some slight swelling and bruising can occur, and it is best to apply ice to the area immediately following the procedure. Also, for some reason, drinking a little extra water in the 24 hours following the injection seems to help. The lifespan for the fillers also varies from person to person, but for me, they seem to last between 15 and 18 months. Hopefully you may find some of this information helpful if you find yourself searching for some non-surgical cosmetic help. The Village Salon is proudly partnered with Gallaher Plastic Surgery & Spa MD. If you happen to have any questions, feel free to contact me at The Village Salon, and don’t forget to mention you heard about this from our column to receive your first-time discount. A younger looking you is just a few pins and needles away.

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CHEO Invites You to “Bone Appétit!” with Dee Matchett of OsteoStrong


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Museum of East Tennessee History Wins Multiple Awards at 2018 Tennessee Association of Museums Conference


he Museum of East Tennessee History was recently awarded three Awards of Excellence and an Award of Commendation by the Tennessee Association of Museums (TAM) for exhibits, programs, audio visuals, and staff. The awards were presented at the Tennessee Association of Museums Conference held in Selmer, Tennessee, on March 21. An Award of Excellence was presented for best temporary exhibit for Rock of Ages: East Tennessee’s Marble Industry, as well as An Award of Commendation for best Audio Visual Exhibit Component for the introduction video produced in partnership with East Tennessee PBS. The Rock of Ages exhibit was developed in partnership with MTSU Center for Historic Preservation and the Knox County Public Library and was on view at the Museum of East Tennessee History November 2016 through July 2017. The award-winning exhibition featured a look at the

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he Blount County Public Library is pleased to announce the availability of new internet capable tablets, along with updated mobile hotspots. The new Alcatel A30 8-inch tablets are powered by T-Mobile. The 10 available tablets are internet capable. The tablets are perfect for browsing the Internet, checking email, or posting on social media. The mobile hotspots provide high-speed internet anywhere, anytime and are able to connect up to 10 devices at once. These devices are extremely popular with patrons traveling during school breaks or who just need an Internet connection for a week or two. The more than 30 hotspots are powered by either T-Mobile or Verizon. All of the devices checkout for periods of 7, 14, or 21 day usage, and Internet fees apply. For more information about the library’s new tablets or hotspots, contact Patron Services at 865-982-0981 or email Abigail Beemer at Open to the public, this program is hosted by the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street in Maryville, where services are an example of your tax dollars at work for you. For more information about library programs or services, call the library at 865-982-0981 or visit

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f you’re looking for the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, look no further than Sweetwater Flower Shop and Upstairs at The Mansion Restaurant, located in historic downtown Sweetwater. Treat Mom with a special day on the town at Sweetwater Flower Shop, featuring two floors of gifts, ladies’ apparel and accessories, jewelry, florals, and some memorable, eclectic cuisine at Upstairs at The Mansion Restaurant, which offers a graceful and charming southern ambiance. Let Mom try on one of Sweetwater Flower Shop’s latest fashions, which she can further enhance with a stylish new scarf or perhaps a handbag from their extensive accessories selection. And while you’re browsing all of their recently arrived fashions, have Mom select a stunning jewelry accent piece from Sweetwater Flower Shop’s array of designer-inspired jewelry. Another way to please Mom is to surprise her with a gift certificate from either the flower shop or Upstairs at The

Mansion. Also, don’t forget that a silk or a cut flower arrangement is another way to remember Mom on her special day. Call 423-337-6623 to place your special order.  Deliveries are available in the Sweetwater area, or you can call ahead and pick up your order for a more personal delivery. Sweetwater Flower Shop also has a wide assortment of memorials that can help celebrate the memories of a mother or grandmother who may no longer be with us but whom you wish to remember this Mother’s Day. However you plan on celebrating Mom this Mother’s Day, every celebration can be made even more special with a visit to Sweetwater Flower Shop and Upstairs at The Mansion Restaurant. “Creating Memories That Last a Lifetime” Sweetwater Flower Shop 118 W. North Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-6623



t’s that time of the year once again. Time has really flown, and now we find ourselves at this special time when we celebrate our seniors graduating from high school and college. They are about to embark on an exciting new phase of their young lives, whether they are pursuing to further their education or to seek a lifelong career. According to Wikipedia, “Ceremonies for graduating students date from the first universities in Europe in the 12th century. The typical dress for graduation are gowns and hoods or hats adapted from the daily dress of university staff in the Middle Ages, which was in turn based on the attire worn by medieval clergy.” From the Daily Universe: “The traditional graduation dress of cap and gown started in the 13th and 14th centuries when universities began forming throughout Europe. The graduation cap and gown date back to England.” From The Daily Universe: “The ceremony, in

Islamic tradition, is vindication of knowledge that licenses one to teach what one has learned.” Regardless of just where the tradition of graduation gift giving arose, Gallery on Main in historic downtown Sweetwater has a selection of gifts for your graduate that will be cherished and long remembered. Choose from a hand-crafted fine writing instrument, art piece to decorate their college dorm room or first office, or a variety of other gift items. Visit us at Gallery on Main and discover that perfect gift for your graduate and create that memory that will last a lifetime. Gallery on Main 109 Morris Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-7400

Sweetwater Main Street Opens New Doors!


he year 2018 is looking to be a banner year in historic downtown Sweetwater. In the past few months, Sweetwater’s nationally accredited Main Street district has helped four new businesses open. Building entrepreneurs is an important goal for the Sweetwater Main Street organization. In partnership with the City of Sweetwater and funded in part with a grant through the State of TN Economic and Community Development, a formerly vacant building in downtown Sweetwater is being transformed into a business incubator. The beautiful historic building, once known as the Carter Brick Mason Building, is owned by Sweetwater Architect Sam Moser. His vision for the building has created space for a restaurant, coffee shop and bakery, a retail store, and several residential apartments in the future, as well as the relocation of his own architectural office. Last fall the first business, Her Majesty Boutique, opened to much fanfare. It hasn’t been unusual to see a line out the door of this trendy second floor boutique. Clothing and apparel, jewelry, accessories, and more, as well as a new children’s line, Reign Couture, have drawn many new shoppers to downtown Sweetwater. The shop is owned by Ashley Ingram, Miss Tennessee United States 2017. “It’s a very good thing to have young, smart

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entrepreneurs in Sweetwater,” said Mayor Doyle Lowe. “We’re so glad to play a part in these businesses success.” In January, Vittorino’s Italian Cucina Restaurant opened and has stayed busy even through the traditionally slow months of January and February. The cuisine is fresh and made with love by owner Rosa. The venue is beautiful and cozy. Open Tuesday through Sunday, a meal in Vittorino’s Italian Cucina Restaurant is well worth the trip to Sweetwater. March 1st welcomed the Cup Runneth Over Coffeehouse and Sweet Station Bake Shop. The Coffehouse serves Crimson Cup coffee, as well as a variety of hot teas, espressos, cappuccinos, and more. Paired with a treat or breakfast item from the Bake Shop, and this stop is a must when visiting Sweetwater. The eclectic interior spotlights the original brick walls and locally made countertops, tables, and chairs. A space was created for live entertainment, and the back section of the building

has a meeting room available for parties and gatherings. Several years ago the Sweetwater Main Street organization hired a consultant for a master plan as part of a grant through the East TN Foundation. The process of creating the master plan identified several goals for downtown Sweetwater. Some of those goals included a restaurant serving pizza that more locals would support, businesses that stayed open past 5 pm, and a coffee shop. “These new ventures are a clear fulfillment of several long-term goals, and it’s exciting to watch,” said Jane McGuire, Sweetwater Main Street Director. “We are so proud to play a part of this process.” Sweetwater is home to so many unique shopping experiences and dining options. These new businesses will help continue to draw visitors and locals alike and enhance what is already a great day trip. So make plans to visit Sweetwater soon! For more information, follow the Main Street Marketplace Facebook page at www. Main Street Marketplace 105 S. Main Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-6979


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Fashion Sense


Whether you choose your floral pattern for the top or the bottom, choices are endless this season!

his season there are tons of ways to wear pretty florals without looking like you are wearing your grandmother’s sofa! Whether you choose to wear the new patterns of floral on the top or bottom, the large scale patterns are a modern take on the sweet, romantic look of flowers. Used mainly on the top, soft florals are romantic and floating… printed on soft, flowy fabrics to emphasize the airy appeal of their softness. Floral bottoms will be on a more substantial fabric, lending themselves to a bolder, brighter floral to pair back with all of the glorious shades of solid tops available for this season… orchids, yellow, all shades of pink and green, as well as the ever-so-popular red and navy make these floral prints “POP!!” Spring 2018… a glorious season all around us, and complementing it perfectly will be your spring wardrobe of all of the beautiful blossom prints!

Brenda Bryan Owner, The Lily Pad

The Lily Pad Boutique 209 N. Main Street Sweetwater, TN 37874

423-337-5537 Mon-Sat: 10am-5:30pm

Tons of Gift Ideas for What Does Your Gift Say? Mom, Dad & Grad W


ith the start of May, families will be celebrating Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, as well as honoring their graduates. Finding the perfect gift is often a challenge as we set out to locate those just-so-perfect gifts that are truly unique and that will remind our loved ones of that very special day. Shopping at the big-box stores increases the likelihood of gift duplication, and they have a selection of gifts that are often generic. At Cones Cupboard Antiques, you will discover gifts, many that are one-of-a-kind, that are destined to become legacy items that will not only be treasured by the gift’s recipient, but that will also be shared with future generations. With a large selection of both antique and vintage items to select from, how about an antique rail top or secretary’s desk? Or perhaps vintage glassware or a Sterling silver serving set that can be used for special events or as a home décor centerpiece for mom? Also, for dad, there are a variety of nostalgic gift items that will remind him of fond memories of the past. You’ll also discover an eclectic mixture of antique, vintage, and unique gift items all personally selected by the owner of Cones Cupboard Antiques, Peggy Cones, who enjoys sharing with her shop’s visitors her knowledge of antiques she has acquired in her more than 25 years as an antique collector and retailer. Discover everything from glassware, Sterling silver, china, furniture, figurines, quilts, décor, gift items, and much more. But, most of all, discover gifts that have both a history and a future as a treasured family heirloom. Skip the big-box stores and select a truly unique gift for mom, dad, and grad this year from Cones Cupboard Antiques. And moms and grandmothers be sure to check out their latest arrivals in their new infants clothing section. They are beyond precious!

hat do our gifts say about us? We want them to say we are thoughtful, but are we always hitting the mark? For some of us, it requires thinking outside the box!

Hostess Gifts

If you are traveling out of the region, you might want to consider taking something from your home area like food or locally crafted goods such as pottery or woodwork. Other thoughtful ideas are things people can use every day, like napkins (with or without the napkin holder) or notecards from a local artist.

Wedding Gifts

Do you always buy off of a registry? Young people always need a lot of things, as most are setting up households for the first time. Think about a distinctive piece of pottery or a hand-turned serving bowl – a luxury that someone would likely not buy for themselves. Though gift cards are not considered by some to be thoughtful, sometimes gift certificates are the perfect gift. It is hard to buy art for someone else, so a gift certificate to a shop with art may be the perfect choice. This allows the new couple to buy that perfect piece to make their house a home.

Birthday Gifts

What does your friend love? From that special friend to the “thinking of you” gift, try to pick something that will make them smile each and every time they see it. Is it a floral arrangement, hand-crafted jewelry, a trinket for a shelf or table (think birds and bunnies!), or a garden stake or statuary? At The Town Framery & Gifts, we are here to help you find that special gift for that special person in your life. The Town Framery & Gifts 12814 Kingston Pike Farragut, TN 37934 865-671-6627

Cones Cupboard Antiques 307 N. Main Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-351-7408


12814 Kingston Pike ~ Farragut ~ 671-6627 M-F: 10-6 ~ Sat: 10-4 Located one block west of Renaissance Center/Farragut

A breath of fresh air for your home Screens of East Tennessee 865.919.1615

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DENTAL ARTS OF TELLICO VILL A G E 865-458-4869 Angela K. Burns, DDS John W. Burns, Jr., DDS Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday thru Thursday Closed Friday and Saturday

220 Village Square • Loudon, TN 37774

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center Announces 15th Annual Heritage Happening Gala and Auction


reparations are well underway for the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center’s 15th annual Heritage Happening gala and auction. The theme of this year’s fundraising event is Smoky Mountain Memories, which honors the purpose of the Heritage Center to preserve, communicate, and celebrate the rich history of the Smoky Mountains and their people. The Heritage Happening will be held at the Center’s home in Townsend on Saturday evening, May 19. It will feature both silent and live auctions, as well as an elegant dinner catered by Rothchild’s of Knoxville. Guests will enjoy live Appalachian music and storyteller Elizbeth Rose as emcee. The wide array of unique items to be auctioned this year includes beautiful artwork from area artisans, destination vacation trips, wine, Smoky Mountain activities, and food and dining experiences, thanks to the generosity of donors across East Tennessee and to the dedication of our Guild members who solicit these diverse items. To preview auction items, visit the Heritage Happening website at www.auctria. com/auction/HeritageHappening2018. Items are continually being added, so check the website frequently. The Heritage Center Guild was founded in 2003 by a group of 21 women with a goal of helping to raise funds for the yet-to-be-built Heritage Center museum. According to

the Guild’s mission, it annually hosts the Heritage Happening auction and dinner to help support the continuing development of the Center and its extensive educational programs for children. Exciting new exhibits each year attract patrons of all ages, and new facilities are under construction. This year more than 8,000 students are expected to participate in the Center’s educational programs. Invitations to Smoky Mountain Memories will be mailed in April to Heritage Center members and past attendees, but all are welcome to purchase tickets by calling the Heritage Center at 865-448-0044 or by visiting www. Tickets are $125 per person, $90 of which is tax deductible. Online pre-bidding on silent auction items will open on May 1st, and a code to access the auction site will be emailed to ticket holders on that date. The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center is 501(c) (3) Museum and Cultural Center. The Heritage Center is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday noon to 5 pm. Admission is free for Heritage Center members, adults are $8, seniors 60+ and children ages 6-17 are $6, and children 5 and under are free. The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center is located between the traffic light and the national park entrance on scenic Highway 73. For more information, call 865-448-0044.

No Mosquitoes or Pests Bother Us! Community Church at Tellico E Village May Events

»» Worship Services: Every Sunday at 8:00 and 10:15 »» First Wednesday Worship: May 2 at 6:00 at the Tugaloo Pavilion »» Raleigh Ringers: May 5 at 7:00 »» Blood Drive: May 8 from 9:00 to 4:00 »» Digging In: May 16 at 11:00 »» Spaghetti Supper: May 17 from 4:30 to 7:00

Everyone is welcome! For more information, please contact the church office at 865-458-1516. Community Church at Tellico Village 130 Chota Center Loudon, TN 37774 865-458-1516

very year we hear news reports about people getting sick after being bitten by mosquitoes carrying diseases such as West Nile virus or the Zika virus. Since we’ve been experiencing frequent rain so far this year, you’ll probably notice mosquitoes very soon as the weather warms. The best way to help lower your risk of getting bitten is to take precautions like using Dayton’s Mosquito Control Management Program. Offered from May through October, this program is an affordable and effective way to interrupt the seven-day breeding life cycle of mosquitoes from egg to biting adult and eliminate these pesky nuisances from your yard! Dayton’s pest professionals know the specific areas to treat that foster mosquito breeding such as standing water, waterscapes, and mosquito resting areas like landscaping, vegetation, trees, and shrubs. Just like we come outside more when temperatures rise, so do other warm weather pests such as carpenter bees, ants, and wasps. Dayton’s treats the source of where these pests are coming from, such as nesting places underground or inside wooden eaves, which is essential to keep them from coming back! New customers will receive 1) $25 OFF the initial service for Dayton’s Mosquito Control Management Program with a contract through October and 2) $25 OFF one treatment for warm weather pests with an annual pest agreement.

Other services provided by Dayton’s include convenient quarterly perimeter pest control, pest control for ladybugs/ bedbugs, monthly/quarterly/one-time pest control services, fungicide/moldicide treatments, VA/FHA inspections, CleanSpace® Crawl Space Encapsulation System, and radon testing/mitigation. Dayton’s Pest Control 865-588-6686

Inclusive as the love of God!

Community Church at Tellico Village Inclusive as the love of God! An Interdenominational Congregation

Sunday Worship at 8:00 and 10:15 AM First Wednesday Worship 6:00 130 Chota Center, Loudon, TN 37774 865.458.1516

GOD’S WORK – OUR HANDS Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran ChurCh ... SHARING GOD’S LOVE WITH THE WORLD

205 Chota Road - Loudon, TN 37774 865-408-0110

Worship with Holy Communion Sundays at 9 am 143 Chota Center, Loudon, TN




9:00 a.m. - Bible Study 10:15 a.m. - Worship


5:30 p.m. - Fellowship Meal 6:15 p.m. - Prayer Meeting and Bible Study 7:00 p.m. - Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

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Woodhaven Drive • Vonore, TN $38,900 MLS#1023477

Country setting! Just minutes from Lenoir City, Loudon, and Maryville. Convenient to area industry & lakes. Beautiful cleared, rolling lot waiting for your new home.

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Woodhaven Drive • Vonore, TN $38,900 MLS#1023478

Coyote Circle • Vonore, TN $38,900 MLS#1023482

Country setting, This partially wooded lot is ready for your new home. Convenient to area lakes & industry.

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Tickets on Sale for the May 18 Clarence Brown Theatre Gala Honoring Broadway Actor and Choreographer Rusty Mowery


ickets to the Clarence Brown Theatre 2018 Gala are on sale now. Tickets are $200 per person and can be reserved online at The event, which will be held Friday, May 18, at 6:30 pm at The Mill & Mine, located 227 W. Depot Avenue, will honor Broadway Actor and Choreographer, Rusty Mowery, with the CBT Artistic Achievement Award. CBT Gala attendees will join Honoree Mowery, Producing Artistic Director Cal MacLean, and Managing Director Tom Cervone for a show-stopping evening of glitz and glam with dinner, dessert, blind drawings, and special live entertainment you won’t want to miss! Mowery is the associate choreographer of the TONY Award-winning musical “Kinky Boots.” He has set “Kinky Boots” all across the world with productions in London (Olivier Award winner for Best Musical and Best Choreography), Toronto (DORA Award winner for Best Musical), South Korea, U.S. 1st National Tour, U.S. Bus and Truck Tour, Australia (Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane – Helpmann Award winner for Best Choreography), Tokyo, and Germany. His other Broadway credits include “CATS,” “Ragtime,” “Seussical,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Hairspray,” and “Legally Blonde.” His next Broadway project with Jerry Mitchell is “Pretty Woman the Musical,” with music and lyrics by Bryan

Adams. It will open on Broadway in August. “As an undergraduate at UTK, Rusty developed and demonstrated an exceptional talent for the musical theatre genre,” said Tom Cervone, CBT Managing Director. “In 1992, he carried this talent and a whole lot of good ole’ fashion grit and determination to New York City and found his place, his home away from home, actually, on Broadway. We couldn’t be more proud to commemorate and celebrate his success right here where it all began, the Clarence Brown Theatre. Thank you, Rusty, congratulations, and welcome home!” The CBT Gala benefits the Clarence Brown Theatre Artists Endowment, a fund that not only brings in professional actors you see on stage, but professional designers, directors, stage managers, and choreographers, like Rusty Mowery, that work behind the scenes with our undergraduate and graduate students, enhancing the training of their artistic career paths in live theatre. Members of the 2018 CBT Gala committee include Margie Nichols (Chair), Susan Farris, Bob Lederer, Maureen Dunn McBride, Whitney Ray-Dawson, Todd Richesin, Sandi Swilley, and Wendy Wortham. Tickets are $200 ($100 tax deductible). To purchase your ticket, visit galaRSVP. For more information, contact Amanda

Middleton at 865-974-5654 or With a dual mission to train the next generation of theatre artists and to provide top quality professional theatre, like that of a teaching hospital, the Clarence Brown Theatre at the University of Tennessee Knoxville is one of only 12 academic LORT (League of Resident Theatre) institutions in the nation. Under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Calvin MacLean and Managing Director Thomas Cervone, the CBT season runs from August through May and features eight productions ranging from musicals to drama.

Announcing the 2018-2019 Season of Broadway at the Tennessee Theatre


Season Subscriptions on Sale Now!

he Tennessee Theatre is thrilled to announce the 2018-2019 Broadway at the Tennessee Theatre season. The complete lineup is as follows:

box office is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. You can also purchase them online.

»» Rodgers + Hammerstein’s The King and I December 7-9, 2018 »» Les Misérables January 2-6, 2019 »» Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella February 1-3, 2019 »» Something Rotten! March 1-3, 2019 »» Jersey Boys May 3-5, 2019 »» Finding Neverland June 14-16, 2019 Subscription packages for the season are on sale now! A new package offering Sunday matinee performances has been added this year. Four different package options are available with four, five, and six show options. Subscription benefits include reduced service fees compared to single ticket purchases, first notification of

Make the most of your Broadway experience! Package A (Friday night) subscribers are invited to join the Spotlight Club. Club members enjoy a pre-show dinner in the balcony, refreshments during intermission without waiting in line at the bar, and a champagne reception with members of the cast and crew after the show. Spotlight Club can be enjoyed for every show in the subscription package or purchased a la carte. A portion of the club fee is a tax-deductible donation to the Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation. To learn more or to join, visit or call Lila Honaker at 865-684-1200, extension 146.

Spotlight Club

next year’s season, opportunity to purchase additional tickets to individual performances before the public, and free same-show ticket exchanges. To renew a current subscription or to purchase a new subscription, call the Tennessee Theatre box office at 865-684-1200, extension 2, or visit the box office in person on Clinch Avenue. The

May Flowers are Blooming!


andom Acts of Flowers will host Flowers After Hours on Monday, May 29! Doors open at 5:30 pm, and the class will be from 6 to 8 pm. This is a perfect time to get your girlfriends together for a fun night out, where you’ll learn how to make beautiful floral arrangements! A professional florist will instruct participants in a hands-on demonstration of basic floral design. Each attendee will produce a floral arrangement they will take with them and a second arrangement that will be delivered to an ill or elderly member of our community, adding Members of Executive Women International Knoxville Residents of the Tellico Village HOA creating beautiful enrichment to RAF’s mission of delivering Chapter showing their gorgeous arrangements bouquets during a private floral arranging event hope and kindness. for birthday parties, bridal showers, reunions, or even just The $35 ticket price includes container, flowers, and facilities by delivering recycled flowers, encouragement, and personal moments of kindness. If you have questions a special girls’ night out! Private events require a minimum instruction on floral arranging. Coffee, water, and light appeor want to learn more about Random Acts of Flowers, commitment of 15 people per class. tizers will be provided. BYOB for participants 21 and over. Random Acts of Flowers improves the emotional health call 865-633-9082, email, or visit Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.RAFKnoxville. and well-being of individuals in health care facilities by org. Select the events tab at the top of the page. delivering recycled flowers, encouragement, and personal If you are interested in booking a private Flowers After All event proceeds benefit Random Acts of Flowers, a moments of kindness. For more information, visit www. non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that improves the emo- Hours event, call 865-633-9082 or email Mandie Beeler tional health and well-being of individuals in healthcare at Private parties are perfect

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Anne of Green Gables at Knoxville Children’s Theatre May 4-20


noxville Children’s Theatre will present 14 live performances of the popular coming-of-age story, “Anne of Green Gables.” This beloved tale of how an unwanted orphan makes her way in Avonlea, Nova Scotia, has been adapted for film, television, and the stage. Performances will be May 4-20 at KCT, located at 109 E. Churchwell Avenue in Knoxville. All the tragedies and triumphs that mark Anne’s coming-of-age are here: Her friendship with Diana, her feuds with Gilbert, her adoration of Matthew, the mistaken wine bottle, the cake disaster, the broken leg, and, ultimately, the saving of Green Gables. Lucy Maud Montgomery’s book has sold more than 50 million copies and is read around the world in more than 35 languages. The play is performed by 24 talented actors from ages 9-16. Averi Walker, a 13-year-old veteran of more than a dozen KCT plays, plays Anne. Two teens from South Knoxville, Charlotte Stark and Boone Sommers, play the Cuthberts, and Bella Patterson and Logan Bell play

Anne’s stalwart friends, Diana and Gilbert. Three actors are making their KCT debuts: Christopher Lawson-Palmer, Daniel Snoderly, and Mackenzie Walker. The rest of the cast includes KCT veterans Logan Bell, Ava Bradshaw, Eason Bullard, Sarah Grace Faught, Cate Harper, Miley Jenkins, Maria Kauffman, Tripp Keeton, Sadie Kemp, Ahmani Marion, Alex Montgomery, Madelyn Payne, Brycen Ritchie, Eva Rogers, Anna Kate Stanley, Emma Stark, and Ella Williams. Clare Carter, a senior at West High, directs the production, having previously helmed “The Three Musketeers” and “Pride and Prejudice” at the KCT. Kathryn Payne, a senior at Central High, is the stage manager. Senior Noah Seaman will be the play’s costume designer, and Max Harper, a student at Bearden Middle, will design the lighting. KCT is East Tennessee’s leading producer of plays for children and families. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 865-208-3677 or visit www.

James Pankow


ne of the best concerts East Tennesseans will ever see is coming to the Tennessee Theatre beginning at 7:30 pm (not the normal 8 pm start time). There’ll be a quiz at the end of this article. Because Chicago is coming to Knoxville, I was afforded the opportunity to chat with one of the band’s co-founders, Jimmy Pankow. While chit-chatting before getting down to talking about the upcoming show, I was delighted to learn that Jimmy is a fellow Tennessean by way of the Nashville area. He shared how that came about. “I relocated the family here almost eight years ago for a better life and, indeed, we found it,” said Jimmy. “We escaped the L.A. area. It was not doable any longer. My children were approaching high school age, and I did not like the idea of them growing up in a third world country. It was overcrowded and dangerous. I explored options and, actually, Nashville made a lot of sense – not only for a better quality of life, but a simpler life, a more affordable life.” As for what we can expect from the band at the Tennessee Theatre, Jimmy shared: “The band is just better than ever. The band is slamming. People are loving the shows. We’re doing sell-out business. We’re far from throwing in the towel! “The fact is, people not only love this music, they keep wanting more. They want to come back, and they want to re-live the

May, 2018, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views • 17A

by Randy Patterson, moments in their lives that these songs II, is being considered for the Lifetime represent. We get on stage and we look at Achievement Grammy, and we videoan audience and we can see these people taped the performance of the entire album re-living whatever song is the song that on a soundstage in Chicago. It’ll be airing is meaningful to them. We can see them on public television networks across the making that connection – that emotional country later this month. This album is connection. These songs have become the arguably the template for all of the music fabric of their lives, and they come to have that followed. I would venture to say that that communion with the band. That’s this album represents everything musical what makes it magical. It’s that give- for Chicago. This is kind of the album and-take with an audience. That has not that set the groove for all of the music to the songs that they’ve embraced as part of changed, and thank God it hasn’t, because come. I’m still putting food on the table doing “But the folks in Knoxville, as well as their lives. The songs that they hum in the something I love, which is a real blessing, the rest of the tour, will be hearing this shower. It’s really a great time. It’s the first as I’m sure you understand. album performed in its entirety. People – approach like this that we’ve ever done, “When we’re on that stage doing even the young fans – are amazed at the and so far the reaction has been incredibly that show, there’s nothing else on our musicality. To be able to perform this positive. So we’re hoping that the folks in minds. I mean, a bomb could go off, again, live, is really a trip, because people Knoxville are just as enthusiastic about and we wouldn’t know it, because when are hearing the essence of what Chicago is, this approach. “They’re getting a little of everything. we’re on stage, the business, the day- musically, without hit, hit, hit – three-minThey’re getting the formative music that to-day situations, are not on our minds. ute little commercials, hit singles. We’re absorbed absolutely 100% in the “However, the second set is an hour and put this band on the map, and they’re moment, performing these songs and 15 minute encore, because it’s all of those getting all the greatest hits. It’s a heck of having a great time doing it! It’s like hits. So the first set is a listening set – it’s an evening.” We’re certainly looking forward to the the first night every night because it’s a journey for the audience, and then the a different audience. There are certain second set is all hit-bound. It’s all the show! Now, for the quiz: The sold-out songs that everybody wants to hear. songs that they hear on the radio, and it’s show is on May 23rd. Does anyone really know what time it is? There’s the requisite songs – ‘You’re the Inspiration,’ ‘Saturday in the Park,’ ‘25 or 6 to 4,’ ‘Color My World,’ – the usual Randy’s first interview was at the tender age of 13 with suspects. none other than Col. Tom Parker. Thirty-six years later “But this year we’re doing something he founded the webzine,, and has that we’ve never done before. This year conducted close to 200 interviews with some of the we have kind of an experimental change, most interesting people in music. if you will. The second album, Chicago

The Quebe Sisters at the Clayton Center for the Arts May 12


hen the Quebe Sisters from Texas take a stage, and the triple-threat fiddle champions start playing and singing in multi-part close harmony, audiences are usually transfixed, then blown away. It’s partly because the trio’s vocal and instrumental performances are authentic all-Americana, all the time, respectful of the artists that inspired them the most. And whether the Quebes (rhymes with “maybe”) are decked out in denims and boots or fashionably dressed to the nines in makeup, skirts, and heels, the freshfaced, clean-cut sisters, all in their 20s, look as good as they sound. Not surprisingly, the Quebe Sisters win standing ovations at just about every show. It’s been that way since 2000, when they started fiddling

together as pre-teens. The sisters’ past is as colorful and eventful as their future is bright. Growing up in Burleson, a southern suburb of Fort Worth, Hulda, Sophia, and Grace were ages 7, 10, and 12 in 1998 when they attended their first local fiddle competition in nearby Denton and decided fiddling was what they wanted to do. The girls earned solo

and group accolades early on, winning state and national championships in their respective age groups in 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002. The Quebes’ evolution from the whiz-kid Western swing fiddlers they were back then to the smokin’-hot young adult Americana band they are today is a remarkable story, by any measure. Along with headlining their own shows to ever-growing audiences, they’ve shared stages with American music legends like Willie Nelson, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Ray Price, Connie Smith, Marty Stuart, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel, Riders in the Sky, and many others. Today, after more than a decade of traveling the U.S. and the world and recording three

acclaimed albums, Grace, Sophia, and Hulda Quebe are pros in a variety of genres and count many famous musicians among their biggest boosters. The Quebes’ unbridled passion for American music, along with their talent, skills, and a lot of hard work, have taken them far beyond their wildest early aspirations. “One thing is for sure, you don’t see a group like The Quebe Sisters come along every day,” famed Opry announcer Eddie Stubbs told listeners on his own show on Nashville’s WSM. “Give them your undivided attention, and if you’re not already, you, too, will become a fan.” The Quebe Sisters will be at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville on May 12 at 7:30 pm. Tickets cost $18-32. For more information, visit

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18A • East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, May, 2018

Go from Toddler to Teen


eeping ourselves organized is hard enough for most of us, but helping our children stay organized can seem almost impossible at times! And a child’s closet is an essential tool in helping minimize a messy room. A kid’s closet can be one of the more difficult spaces to design in your home and one of the most important. To grow from a toddler to a six-foot teenage boy, a closet design should provide flexible space to meet your child’s needs today while thinking about their future. Tailored Living of Knoxville, East Tennessee’s whole-home organization experts, suggests these tips and ideas when thinking about creating a new closet for a child:

Get Your Child’s Input Slide-out baskets and adjustable rods are key elements for a closet designed to change with a child’s needs

If they’re old enough, ask for your child’s opinion when designing a closet. When kids help with the organization, they feel a part of the solution versus being told what to do. Kids are more likely to maintain a clean closet if they help create it.

Pull-Out Baskets Sturdy, wire baskets make it easy for a child to see their toys or older children to quickly identify clothing items. They can also be used for a hamper to toss dirty clothes into.

Adjustable Rods and Shelves If kids can’t easily reach hangers, shelves, and bins, they’re not going to put things away. For younger children, hang adjustable rods at lower, child-friendly levels. As a child grows, those rods are adjusted to accommodate bigger clothing items. Shelves can also be added and adjusted.

Color-Coded Hangers For younger children, establish which color hangers will be used for different types of clothes. Separate clothes into categories of school, play, and dress.

Hooks Placed at a child’s eye level, or within their reach along the inside walls of the closet, hooks keep accessories such as caps, purses, and necklaces organized and easy to reach. Or hang the next day’s outfit to simplify the morning routine.

Slide-Out Racks Belts, scarves, and other everyday clothing items are hung on racks that slide in and out from the side of panels, allowing easy access and more space in the closet.

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New Design Trends at Amish Excellence By Angie Carroll, Owner of Amish Excellence


hile you may not think of Amish hand-crafted furniture as “trendy,” the fact is that Amish made furniture has actually led the furniture marketplace in a variety of important ways. Amish craftsmen have always embraced the responsible use and sustainability of our nation’s natural resources. By embracing timeless designs and superior craftsmanship, Amish furniture has earned a reputation for its heirloom quality that is made to last many generations. Time and time again our customers tell us they prefer to invest in quality furnishings that their family will not only enjoy, but they appreciate that it is sustainable and has little VOC or off-gassing. The imported furniture (wood, fabrics, finishes) is constructed of or treated with a variety of chemicals that emit toxins in the home for long periods of time. Families who share our environmental concerns and/or allergy sensitivities find great value in choosing American hardwoods that

are not chemically treated and finishes are low VOC. This year you will discover a variety of dramatic fabric colors, particularly in our dining and bedroom suites, in addition to a growing palette of all-natural wood stain colors that accentuate the rich grain of our all U.S. hardwood constructed furniture. Although traditional by nature, look for intricate wood inlay designs, contemporary influenced table and chair legs and wooden accents, and “live” edges on dining and accent tables. The upholstered furniture availability comes as a surprise to many. We now have a wide variety of sofas, loveseats, sectional sofas, chairs, and upholstered headboards. All are made with solid hardwood (maple) frames, 8-way handtied springs, and high-density foam. Add splashes of color with performance fabrics and superior quality leather. Rustic wood is growing in popularity, as is the use of reclaimed barn wood. The beauty of the original saw marks, nail holes, variation in wood tone and patina found only in aged and reclaimed woods has been in high demand in recent months. Here’s something else that we think you will enjoy about Amish Excellence. Every piece of furniture we sell is custom made. That means that your new furniture fits your interior design plans rather than being “forced” or “made to work.” What is even more surprising is that all of our custom-made furniture is competitively priced and is of higher quality than the assembly line furniture found online or in big box stores. I invite you to visit our showroom often, as new pieces are arriving every week. In fact, you might find that our newly expanded showroom is more of a discovery center, where you will realize there are virtually unlimited design possibilities for the highest quality furniture available anywhere. Everything is produced one piece at a time by our Amish craftsmen, who exhibit a level of skill and pride that you might have thought no longer existed. The Amish people, whether in their craft or home life, continue to be peaceful caretakers of the Earth by replanting, repurposing, and restoring. We look forward to your visit soon. Amish Excellence 613 N. Campbell Station Road Knoxville, TN 37934 865-392-6000 Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 10-4

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Mabel Sumner, resident, and her daughters complete their art project.



Iris Goodman, resident, and her daughters complete their art project.

he Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Lenoir City hosted the “Painting with a Purpose” painting party with family and friends. Sparkling cider and hors d’oeuvres were served as the artists worked on their pieces. Teresa Karimian, owner of Unique Technique Painting, donated her time and talents to the cause, assisting guests with their creations and exploring the therapeutic benefits of art. The canvases, illustrated by the minds of those with Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions, will be on display during the Art for Alzheimer’s Auction on April 17 at the memory care community, located at 155 Morning Pointe Drive. The associates, families, and local volunteers are credited with pulling the gallery together for the seniors, who are the true stars of the show. Every week the residents will engage in creative self-expression as they prepare work to be featured. Funds raised from the auction will benefit the upcoming Alzheimer’s Tennessee walk in Knoxville. “Our volunteers have been very drawn to what we do here at the Lantern, and they are happy to give their time to seeing this project come to light,” said Maggie Devaney, Lantern Program Director. “We find so much joy from seeing our residents exercise their creativity with colors on the canvas.”

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Volume 18, No. 5


May, 2018

Discover a Fresh Approach to Today’s Residential Real Estate Marketplace


n today’s real estate marketplace, most buyers and sellers share a generic view of the agents that act on their behalf. You sign an agreement, the “for sale” sign goes up, ads go online and in print, buyers make inquiries, offers are made, contracts are signed, and a closing occurs. But decisions to buy and sell real estate are rarely that simple and often require the combined skills of a trusted real estate professional that can also act in an advisory role. Local entrepreneur and Exit Real Estate Associate Broker, Jesse Boling, first began his self-employment career at a very early age in his parent’s business and later launched two successful businesses, CH Interiors & Gifts in 2013 and Knox Graphics & Design in 2017. Jesse’s success in retail came about largely from his unique ability to build winning teams of associates and to differentiate his companies from his competition. Success also resulted from developing lasting relationships, comprehensive marketing strategies, and by developing all of the necessary skills needed to succeed at every new venture. Today, as an Associate Broker at Exit Real Estate Professionals Network, Jesse has combined his years of successful entrepreneurship, along with Exit Realty’s commitment to provide the highest level of professionalism and training, offering each of their clients an uncommon level of expertise when buying and selling a home in today’s fast-paced and evolving real estate marketplace. We hope you will enjoy this recent interview with Jesse. MV: How have your years of experience as an entrepreneur and business owner prepared you for today’s residential real estate marketplace? Jesse: Success in any worthwhile endeavor involves planning. Before launching any new business, every aspect of that new venture must be thoroughly examined, considered, and planned for. Comprehensive analysis and plans must then be developed. But, even more importantly, you need to consider the human component for every transaction, never forgetting that there are family members emotionally invested in every home that is bought or sold.

MV: What is the most important characteristic or skill required to succeed in residential real estate? Jesse: While there are a variety of skills required for success, the most important skill is the ability to listen to your clients. Without the ability to listen, all of your other skills are of little value. MV: You had multiple real estate companies to select from. What made you choose Exit Real Estate Professionals Network? Jesse: That’s simple. It was their comprehensive approach and commitment to provide a level of client service that is uncommon in today’s marketplace. It was the same commitment I made to each of my customers in my retail businesses that was required to achieve success; a commitment to provide a level of service that most people thought no longer existed today. MV: How would you describe a typical “buyer’s” experience? Jesse: As I stated earlier, it begins with listening. What are the buyer’s expectations? What are their priorities (schools, shopping, proximity to work, emergency services, churches)? We need to determine budget and pursue mortgage pre-approval. These are just a few of the requirements we need to consider, allowing us to transform ourselves from a real estate professional to a trusted advisor and ally. MV: How would you describe a typical “seller’s” experience? Jesse: Well, listening still is my number one priority. We need to establish a current market price for the seller’s home, as well as a realistic timeframe for the sale to take place. There are also a large number of recommendations we might make to the seller to enhance the probability for success at the highest possible price. This is also where our team goes to work to create a comprehensive marketing plan designed to achieve a successful outcome. MV: How important is communication in the buying and selling process? Jesse: Next to listening, communication is perhaps the most often neglected component in the real estate experience. Buyers and sellers deserve to be in the loop to whichever degree they wish

to be included. Also, with all of the communication tools available today, there’s really no excuse not to keep buyers and sellers informed. Regardless, it’s the number one complaint we hear from buyers and sellers today. MV: If a reader has an interest in buying, selling, or perhaps purchasing an income property, what is the best way for them to reach you? Jesse: Those interested in reaching me can call or text me at 865-335-7270 or email me at MV: In closing, is there anything you would like to add? Jesse: I would first like to thank the

many thousands of people that have helped us to succeed in business, in addition to the countless friendships that have occurred as a result. I would also like to ask you for the opportunity to earn your trust as an advisor and real estate professional on any residential real estate opportunity that you may become part of in the future. Jesse C. Boling, REALTOR® Exit Real Estate Professionals Network 865-383-3948 office 865-335-7270 cell


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2B • East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, May, 2018

Appalachian History, Culture, Smoky Mountain Spring Beauty Showcased at Townsend Spring Festival Allen A. Scott, CPA

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he foothills of the Smoky Mountains come to life with bluegrass music, arts and crafts, time honored traditions, and Appalachian cooking at the annual Townsend in the Smokies Spring Festival. Scheduled for May 4-5 at the Smoky Mountain Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy) in Townsend, the Townsend in the Smokies Spring Festival and provides an atmosphere where family and friends of all ages can partake in time-honored Appalachian traditions at the free community event. Parking is $10 per day, with proceeds benefiting the Townsend Volunteer Fire Department. Two-day parking passes are available at the Visitors Center for $15. For everyone’s convenience, a free shuttle service provides transportation to and from the different Townsend sites participating in the weekend’s festivities from 10:30 am to 6 pm both days. “The spring festival provides an opportunity for our community to share the area’s history and heritage with families, friends, and visitors,” said Jim McBride, festival chair. “We all cherish our traditions, and there is no better way to celebrate them than to showcase them during the beautiful spring weather at the festival.” An event for all ages, the spring festival will center around traditional and contemporary bluegrass and mountain music, along with clogging and square dancing, art and craft booths, numerous Appalachian demonstrations, old-fashioned kids’ games, and Southern food, such as fried pies and kettle corn. Festival-goers can also take the opportunity to enjoy an interactive walking tour featuring a full-sized engine, coal and water tank at the Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum, as well as a unique shopping experience at Townsend’s downtown – Trillium Cove. Whether you are searching for an Appalachian piece of artwork for your home, hungry for some delicious barbeque, or just looking to enjoy the many bluegrass performances, there is just about something for everyone to enjoy at this special two-day event. Music and Dancing

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On Friday and Saturday, from 11:30 am until after 9 pm, musical performances are scheduled on stage inviting locals and visitors to bring lawn chairs from home and sit back, relax, and enjoy the toe-tapping, mountain tunes. Bluegrass music will also resonate from impromptu jam sessions in all areas of the festival grounds. Festival-goers will have the opportunity to enjoy an evening square dance on Saturday at 8:10 pm. A tradition of the annual spring festival is to highlight and showcase music with Appalachian roots. This year’s festival will present the unique sounds and musical talent of bands, including Notchy Creek, Jay Tipton Band, Carolina Bluegrass, Hot Water, Wilson Family, Blackberry Jam, High Point Quartet, Steve Jordan Band, Jones Brothers, Mike Clemmer, Gravel Road, Lost in Tyme, Saving Grass, Muleskinners, Blue Streaks, Appalachian Drive, and Raven Welch. Arts, Crafts and Appalachian Demonstrations The festival grounds will showcase numerous art and craft booths, and local artisans will be demonstrating their talents while visitors watch. Among the many unique demonstrations will be cornmeal making, antique farm equipment, raptors, and apple and peach butter making. In addition, visitors will have the chance to experience the area’s natural history at the Cades Cove Preservation and walk through a replica of an old Appalachian church. The church replica at this year’s festival will be sponsored by CHilhowee Area Ministries (CHARM). Storytelling and Local Authors Local storytellers will educate and entertain visitors of all ages at this year’s spring festival, delighting them with mountain stories that will paint a picture of Appalachian heritage. The spring festival’s featured author is Roy Oliver, author of Last Man, from Tremont. He will hold signings on Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. About the Townsend in the Smokies Spring Festival

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The Townsend in the Smokies Spring Festival takes place on the grounds of the Smoky Mountain Visitors Center in Townsend. The event is free and family-oriented. Pets are no longer permitted on the festival grounds, and this will be strictly enforced for the health and safety of both people and pets. For more information on the Townsend in the Smokies Spring Festival and Old Timers Day, including updates on the schedule, call the Smoky Mountain Tourism Development Authority at 800-525-6834 or 865-448-6134 or visit

New Caregivers Support Group


here is a new Caregivers Support Group that started last month. The purpose of the group is to provide support and information to caregivers of all types: Caring for spouses, parents, special needs children, and grandchildren. The group meets monthly on the second Monday of each month from 1-2:30. The group will meet at the “white house” building at the Community Church at Tellico Village offices, located at 130 Chota Circle in Tellico Village. There will be occasional speakers on topics of interest chosen by the attendees.  If anyone has questions regarding the meeting or purpose of the group, please call Lynne at 865-657-9988.

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May, 2018, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views • 3B


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Success in Residential Real Estate Begins with a Comprehensive Marketing Plan


aving been active in the Tellico Village, Rarity Bay, and Tellico Lake area residential real estate marketplace since 2006, most area residents are familiar with my efforts both as a realtor and my marketing support efforts on behalf of other realtors in this same marketing area. While the marketing of residential real estate continues to evolve, one important characteristic that remains unchanged is that nothing can replace a well-thought out, comprehensive, and carefully implemented marketing strategy. During my time in the real estate marketplace, I discovered that the most successful realtors were also the very best marketers. As a result, I recently re-launched my real estate career with Woody Creek Realty, where I

will concentrate my efforts on behalf of both buyers in sellers in Tellico area communities. What I will be offering sellers in particular is truly unique. I will be offering every seller a comprehensive marketing analysis in which the seller is an active participant. I will personally prepare all marketing materials rather than sub-contract them to a third party. My skills include: »» Professional Real Estate Photographer »» FAA Licensed Drone Pilot (certificate # 3985893) »» Member of the Knoxville Association of Realtors since 2006 »» GRI Designation Since 2006, I have personally photographed and developed the digital and print marketing materials for hundreds

of area homes and have developed a unique ability to identify and market each home’s most unique and positive characteristics to enhance your potential for more showings and a successful sales outcome. I offer each seller a total turn-key experience, where I personally work hand-in-hand with my clients and where a high value is placed on communication. Why not put my 10+ years of residential real estate marketing and sales to work for you? Stephen Alexander, Affiliate Broker/GRI Woody Creek Realty 865-299-5199 office 865-766-7777 cell

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The Arts Center’s 2017-18 House Blend Concert Series Closes with September Song on May 11


he Athens Area Council for the Arts is pleased to bring back “September Song” featuring beloved local musicians on Friday, May 11, at 7:30 at The Arts Center in Athens. Join Lindsey and Andrew Kimball and their band, September Song, in the Sue E. Trotter Theater for an evening of new and well-loved favorites featuring plenty of tight three-part harmony that concert-goers have come to expect from the group. The band includes local musicians Joe Littleton, Kyle Littleton, and Nathan Crisp, as well as Jennifer Nunley and Liz Schreck. The band also welcomes special guest Cody Housley. “Members of September Song have served as our house band, backing up many local performers in our House Blend Concert Series events and special events such as ‘Jazzy Christmas’ and ‘Sisters,’” said Lauren Shepherd, AACA Executive Director. “The band is a familiar presence on our stage, but it’s been several years since they headlined a concert of their own in the Black Box, so we slated them as our

House Blend closer as a way to say thanks for their unwavering support of our local performances.” The House Blend Concert Series gives stand-out local talent the opportunity to perform in a professional setting and allows the audience to experience an intimate concert in a world-class atmosphere. “Evening with the Stars,” slated for August 4, is an annual event where ideas are born and local talent is discovered. For instance, the band now known as September Song first played together during “Stars” 2010. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and include light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Tickets are available at or The Arts Center, located at 320 North White Street in Athens. Tickets may be purchased over the phone with a credit card by calling 423745-8781. Seating is general admission, and doors open at 7 pm. AACA member seating is at 6:50 pm. The box office opens one hour before show time. 865.247.5092


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oin us for an exciting week of arts activities culminating in a performance of “Primetime Rewind” written by Kay Frank on Friday at 1 pm. Daily classes in drama, dance, music, and art are just the start! Make new friends and have fun with Kay Frank, Lisa Sharp, and crew! »» Camp 1: June 4-8 at Westside Elementary »» Camp 2: June 11-15 at Westside Elementary »» Camp 3: June 18-22 at Niota Elementary Camp day is 9 am to 2 pm. Friday performance is at 1 pm. Camp is for students who have completed K-6th grade in May 2018. Camp cost is $75.* All supplies are included, and students should bring their own lunch. The registration deadline is May 25. Only 50 campers per week, so register early! *A few partial scholarships are available from the Marian Biddle Trew Scholarship Fund. All scholarships are based on financial need. You may pick up a form at The Arts Center located at 320 North White Street in Athens. The scholarship application deadline is Friday May 18. Only students who have completed a registration form will be

considered for scholarship. Theatre Camp 2018 Students enjoy two weeks of classes in acting, improvisation, stage combat, music, movement, and stage craft directed by Kelly and Bob Borwick and Pam Thigpen. All instructors have years of performing and teaching credits between them. The camp ends with a performance of the original musical, “Robin Hood,” adapted by Bob and Kelly Borwick with music by Pam Thigpen. Camp day is 9 am to 3 pm. Performance of “Robin Hood” is on July 20 at 7:30 pm. Camp is for students 11-17 years old, and the cost is $150.* All supplies are included, but students should bring their own lunch. The registration deadline is June 29. We only have room for 25 campers, so register early! *A few partial scholarships are available from the Marian Biddle Trew Scholarship Fund. All scholarships are based on financial need. You may pick up a form at The Arts Center, located at 320 North White Street in Athens. The scholarship application deadline is June 22. Only students who have completed a registration form will be considered for scholarship.

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May, 2018, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views • 5B

Athens Area Children’s ™ ™ East Tennessee Kidney Foundation Knox Shamrock Fest Featuring Choir Spring Concert 7th Lucky Kidney Run A T T O R N E Y A T L A W thens Area Council for the Arts is proud Annual to present

10B • East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, March, 2018


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May in the Garden

8B • East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, May, 2018


an we all just send up a prayer that May will actually feel like spring? April was ridiculous! We always have temperature fluctuations, but rarely have I seen a month where you could go from shorts and t-shirt one day to a parka the next, and then back to shorts again. Those temperature swings were hard on us and hard on the plants. Nevertheless, many of our plants (especially Dogwoods and Azaleas) put on quite the show. Nature is a pretty resilient thing. Some plants did take quite a beating during the winter, so let’s talk about those first. Loropetalums that were planted within the last year were hit very hard. Every plant that I have checked, however, is showing new leaf buds. They may not have a single leaf left, but if the branches are flexible and you see swollen leaf buds, leave them alone. They will come back and be stronger than a new plant. Hydrangeas were also hit hard. Many of them were showing a lot of new growth, and then the temperature dropped and killed it. The good news is that most will recover. The bad news is that your old growth blooms no longer exist. If it is a variety that blooms on old and new wood, you will get some blooms. If it is a variety that blooms on old wood, you will have a green bush. Some of our Hostas also look pretty sad. What you need to do depends on the degree of damage. If the entire plant looks terrible, you can cut it down. Secondary leaves will emerge, but it will be smaller than usual. If just a few leaves look bad, clip those off. Don’t leave mushy leaves in place, because it will set up the plant for insect and disease issues. The last victim I am going to talk about is evergreen shrubs that had put out new growth. Much of that growth was damaged and has turned or will turn brown. You can just lightly prune that off later on this month after the plants have recovered.

Here is the main thing I want you to remember about plants that are stressed from cold damage or drought or anything else: Leave them alone! Our instinct is to try to “help” them by fertilizing and pruning them. This just adds additional stress. Give them a few weeks to recover and then remove damaged foliage and add an organic fertilizer if it makes you feel better. Applying a strong synthetic fertilize may just push it over the edge. Now let’s move on to planting. You can plant just about anything now except cool season veggies. Trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and warm season vegetables like to be planted in May, because the soil temperature has warmed and the air temperature is more stable. Those of you who have been chomping at the bit since March are free to play in the dirt! Are you planting vegetables this year? Remember that all veggies need at least six hours of sun. If you don’t have enough sunny space for a full-sized garden, try raised beds or even containers. Most herbs and vegetables will do well in either of those. Do your research, however. A few plants do not play well together. Also remember that some tomatoes can get very large, so save yourself the trouble of flimsy tomato cages and buy a sturdy one or make one from fencing. Those of you who planted earlier have now reached the maintenance stage. This means you need to check your plants daily for water, insects, and fungal problems. It is much easier to treat these problems if you find them early. Good hygiene will prevent many fungal problems, so remove spent flowers and yellowing leaves. If insects have invaded, make sure that it is a problem insect before you start spraying. Some insects are beneficial. For example, one

ladybug can clean all the aphids off your tomato plant in a single day! If it is a problem insect, always start with the least toxic product first. Usually this is an insecticidal soap. You also need to start fertilizing container gardens and annuals now. This is especially true of flowers that bloom prolifically. They tend to suck all the nutrients out of the soil very quickly. Don’t forget our birds and our pollinators! I encourage all of you to plant at least one plant in your yard that is friendly to these creatures. We have lists here, or check online for ideas. If you have bird feeders, please make sure they are clean and full. There are lots of babies, so those bird parents are busy and hungry! I will also remind you that we get several trucks every week this time of year. Stop by often to see what is new. Now go play in the dirt! Meadow View Greenhouses & Garden Center 9885 Highway 11E Lenoir City, TN 37772 865-986-7229

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Monroe County Animal Shelter’s Dogs of the Week


his week’s Dogs of the Week at the Monroe County Animal Shelter are Grizzly and Luna. Grizzly is a 1+ year old cur/mountain mix. He has a beautiful brown coat with black and white patches. Grizzly came to us because he did not get along with his family’s new smaller dog. He loves to take walks and enjoys back rubs. He would love to live with an active family who has kids. He might seem shy when you first meet him, but this loveable pup will warm your heart. He may just be the family member you’ve been looking for. We would also like to introduce you to Luna, a purebred Doberman Retriever currently in residence. Luna was surrendered by her owners when they found she could outwit their invisible fence. Since physical fencing was not a possibility for them, Luna was not safe in their care so they made the hard choice to re-home her. She’s a little over two years old, is brilliant, protective, and great with children. The shelter staff absolutely loves this sweet girl and wants the very best home for her with a secure fenced yard. Stop by the shelter and meet Luna – she could be the one! Would you be interested in adopting a pet? You can visit the shelter’s website at www.monroecountyfriendsofanimals. org to pick a furry partner. Perhaps you could foster an animal? Fostering helps free up space at the shelter but also helps develop social skills in the animal, making it easier for him to be adopted. Please call the shelter at 423-442-1015 or visit our website for more information. Have you ever thought of adopting an older

pet? There are many sizable advantages to owning a more mature animal: » Older animals with a history of living within a family may settle in more quickly than a puppy or kitten. » Adult animals won’t have teething issues and will come into your life less likely to cause destruction. Many are already house-trained and have already mastered basic commands. » It may be easier to bond with older animals due to their typically calmer dispositions, their familiarity with home environments, and their experience living with other animals. » Adult animals require less supervision than puppies or kittens, who sometimes can’t distinguish between safe situations and dangerous ones and may not know – or care – what “no” means. » Whereas the personalities of puppies and kittens change as they grow up, the personalities of adult animals are fully-formed, which makes them more predictable. That doesn’t mean adult animals can’t learn – in fact, they can be amazingly adaptive. The best way to find a “perfect pet” is by checking preconceived notions at the shelter door, asking lots of questions, and letting their hearts guide them. A sweet dog or cat’s life may depend on it.  The Monroe County Animal Shelter is located at 170 Kefauver Lane in Madisonville (behind Walmart). It is open Tuesday through Friday from 11-4:30 and Saturday from 11-2. It is closed to the public on Sunday and Monday. Please call 423-442-1015 during working hours.

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Morning Pointe and HOSA Students Make Springtime Crafts


enoir City High School HOSA students enjoy crafting with the residents at Morning Pointe of Lenoir City. The students took time to visit with the residents and make fresh flower arrangements for the dining room tables. The young people visit the seniors each week to spend time with them and do crafts and projects such as this one. Through the life enrichment program at Morning Pointe, local schools and organizations get the chance to interact with the residents to add a little fun to their day.

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May, 2018, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views • 11B

re you embarrassed to leave your garage door open very long? Have your cars been displaced from their rightful home to make room for more

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Mary Garner, Willie Mae Fair, Eloise Smith, Rosalie Inman, Elsie Baxendale, and Earl Alexander gather for group reading during the Tellico Library’s visit

Morning Pointe Residents Read with Tellico Library


ary Garner and others from the Tellico Library paid a visit to residents at Morning Pointe of Lenoir City. Every month the volunteers visit the assisted living community, leading group and one-on-one readings with the seniors with books tailored to their interests. Morning Pointe invites local non-profits and organizations to share their talents and goodwill with the residents as part of the life enrichment program.







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