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Distributed by mail monthly to the 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

What’s New in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for 2018 FREE

Volume 18, No. 7, Section A

July, 2018


hattanooga is continuously evolving and growing, so you’ll always find new events, music venues, attractions, hotels, and restaurants popping up all over the city. Whether you’ve been here before or you’re planning your first trip, it’s never been a more exciting time to visit Chattanooga!


Songbirds opens with rare and vintage pieces Songbirds offers a unique rock & roll experience with an unparalleled permanent and rotating collection of more than 500 rare vintage instruments. Each display features instruments that made the music, as well as the stories and artists that brought them to life.  The main exhibits are self-guided and the All Access Tours include a guided tour through the main exhibits and access to the Green Room and the Vault, where some of the most exclusive guitars in the world are displayed (require advance registration). The museum also offers regular live music, educational workshops, and can be booked for special events.  New music venue, The Signal, opens on Chattanooga’s Southside The Signal is Chattanooga’s newest live music venue located on Chattanooga’s vibrant Southside. The 1,300-capacity industrial-chic warehouse is fit for live music, receptions, fundraisers, corporate events, video shoots, trade shows, and conferences. Operated by Marathon Music Works out of Nashville, TN, The Signal will play host to all genres of music with artists like Gramatik, Corey Smith, X Ambassadors, and more. Recent revitalization has filled The Southside with the

Ruby Falls

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art, culture, cuisine, and entertainment that have come to define the Chattanooga area. Southeastern Adventure Tours brings fun to the Tennessee River Southeastern Adventure Tours is an educational company devoted to giving everyone access to the adventures found in the great outdoors. Professional tours include a three hour raft float through the Grand Canyon of the Tennessee River. Summer day camps, nature walks, and mineral hunts, as well as gold prospecting day hunts, are also available. After a day of lively, educational, entertaining adventure, each safari will end with a question/answer period with all participants. Each adventure is filmed, offering guests the opportunity to purchase video of their individual safari. Songbirds adds Songbirds North and South Stages Just one year after opening, Songbirds has expanded into the downstairs section of the Chattanooga Choo Choo complex, formerly the Revelry Room. The 14,000 squarefoot addition will host a variety of different artists and performers that will provide a unique experience for live music enthusiasts on Chattanooga’s Southside. The recently renovated space features a new sound system and an atmosphere that ties into the collection of rare, vintage guitars and fretted instruments that can be found upstairs. Songbirds’s North Stage, located upstairs, currently accommodates 200 seated visitors, and the new South Stage downstairs has standing room for up to 500 guests.  Station Street opens as Chattanooga’s newest entertainment destination Station Street, formerly a low-traffic alleyway along the side of the Chattanooga Choo Choo, is now pedestrian-friendly with an entertainment focus. The paved and landscaped street offers patio access to a broad range of entertainment options, including Songbirds, The Comedy Catch, Terminal Brewhouse, STIR, Backstage Bar, Hush, Frothy Monkey, Regan’s Place, and more in the works. The street is now used as an outdoor festival space and recently became the 11th street nationwide to allow on-street consumption of alcohol (only from businesses adjacent to the street). The North end of the street connects to businesses along Market Street, including Blue Orleans, Tennessee Stillhouse, and the Hot Chocolatier. The South end includes The Crash Pad, Flying Squirrel, Alleia, Main Street Meats, and additional businesses along Main Street. Lemur Forest Exhibit opens at the Tennessee Aquarium Red-ruffed and Ring-tailed Lemurs are playing in their lush rainforest setting under the Aquarium’s glass peaks on the top floor of the Ocean Journey building. Found only on the island of Madagascar, these captivating creatures are one of the most endangered groups of mammals on the planet. The exhibit provides an opportunity to better understand their story of survival and what’s being done to save them from extinction. Additional upgrades on this floor include renovations of the Stingray Bay touch tank and a dramatic new wall of tropical plants featuring Orchids and Nepenthes (pitcher plants), from the ceiling to the floor, and water gently cascading into a small, plant-filled pool. Tennessee Aquarium opens new exhibit featuring holographic technology From virtual reality immersive learning, the region’s first IMAX with laser projection system, to the only tweeting electric eel in the world, the Tennessee Aquarium continues to be a leader with technology. The new exhibit – Tiny, But Mighty Important – features never-seen-before holographic technology focusing on the role humans play in water quality and the importance of animals such as shiners, darters, and minnows. Guests can watch a short presentation appearing to float in mid-air that illustrates the devastating impact that silt and erosion can have on freshwater ecosystems. By telling the story of freshwater life in such a novel fashion, the exhibit will effectively show guests that even small species can be hugely important.

Songbirds Guitar Museum

Photo courtesy of the Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Miller Park undergoing $8.5 million renovation Miller Park, located in downtown’s Innovation District, will undergo major renovations that include elevating the park to street level, a larger open lawn, amphitheater with stage for entertainment, climbable rock outcropping, shaded area, more trees, garden walk, and an enclosed pavilion with restrooms, warming pantry for food, and a moveable glass partition. Additional $5 million improvements to the area around Miller Park include connecting Miller Plaza, adding trees to the median on MLK Blvd., making the area more pedestrian friendly, redesigning traffic and pedestrian flow on Patten Parkway, and more.  Ruby Falls investing $20 million on expansion The multi-year, multi-phase expansion will enhance the visitor experience. Phase I and II highlights include modernizing the historic attraction, adding an outdoor observation area where guests can relax and enjoy spectacular views, new entrance lobby, improved ticketing experience, expanded retail, renovated and expanded restrooms and office space, and additional parking. Ruby Falls is home to America’s deepest commercial cave and tallest underground waterfall open for public viewing, featuring a 145-foot waterfall located 1,120 feet beneath the surface of Lookout Mountain.


Moon River Music Festival moves to Chattanooga in 2018 Founded in 2014 by musician Drew Holcomb, the annual Moon River Music Festival is an exciting, family-friendly, two-day event highlighting the music and culture of Tennessee. Originally taking place in Holcomb’s hometown of Memphis, Moon River has grown into an important and beloved institution in the Tennessee community. Now in its fourth year, Moon River will continue its celebrated tradition of bringing specially curated music lineups and community-focused experiences in its new location at Coolidge Park and will feature 20-22 national acts, two stages, local food vendors, and more. The 2018 line-up is The Avett Brothers, The Head And The Heart, Drew Holcomb And The Neighbors, Judah & The Lion, Trampled By Turtles, Margo Price, Mavis Staples, I’m With Her, The Dirty Guv’nahs, Joseph, Mandolin Orange, Penny And Sparrow, Durand Jones & The Indications, The Secret Sisters, The War And Treaty, Darlingside, The Ballroom Thieves, Caamp, Liz Vice, Boy Named Banjo, Wilder, and Family And Friends. This year’s festival is September 8th and 9th.  Levitt AMP Music Series returns to Chattanooga for fall 2018 The Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series is a free, 10-week concert series with a diverse lineup of local, regional, and national artists. Held on the lawn of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center located in the Martin Luther King District, this series activates the area once considered a famed live music hub and center for African American community life while reestablishing it as a thriving cultural destination. Patrons will get to enjoy local food vendors, special themes, and special activities for children. The concert series will be held on Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 pm August 23 through October 25. For more information, visit

The Softer Side of Amish Hand-Crafted Furniture



ince first launching in Knoxville just two years ago, Amish Excellence is helping East Tennesseans forget everything they thought they knew about Amish hand-crafted furniture. Quality, hand-crafted furniture that can trace its origins back centuries to European craftsmen, Amish craftsmanship is the standard by which all other furniture is measured. Their commitment to outstanding quality is cultural, handed down from father to son for countless generations. It’s a level of craftsmanship that will remain an integral part of each artisan’s life. But Amish furniture making has evolved. The quality remains unchanged, but our craftsmen now create a broader range of furniture items, in a variety of styles, for nearly every room in your home. While Mission and Arts & Crafts styling remain popular with many homeowners, there is a growing demand for more traditional and versatile furniture styles, including the blending of many styles. Growing in popularity is upholstered furniture pieces, including fabric and leather upholstered sofas, chairs, and motion furniture. Certainly, representing the “softer” side of all-American hardwood, Amish hand-crafted furniture, our upholstered furnishings still incorporate our hand-selected artisans’ commitment to quality. Our sofa frames, for instance, are manufactured from select kiln-dried American hardwoods, featuring reinforced joints, eight-way hand tied coil springs and 2.5 high density foam. And all frames are assembled by hand by our own Amish craftsmen. Like all of our quality Amish furniture pieces, you select the fabric, wood specie, stain, dimensions, and finish to provide that custom look that you are hoping to achieve. At Amish Excellence, you will discover all custom furniture at prices that are often less than the off-shore, assembly line furniture sold by the “big box” stores. And for a limited time, we are offering savings of up to 50% off select in-stock furniture pieces throughout our showroom while inventory lasts. So take advantage of the savings on quality, 100% Amish hand-crafted furniture while you can. Visit Amish Excellence often, as we reset our store showroom frequently, and discover the softer side of Amish hand-crafted furniture. Amish Excellence 613 N. Campbell Station Road Knoxville, TN 37934 865-392-6000 Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 10-4

July, 2018, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views • 3A


Jim Davis






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New One Level LakeLike Home with Boathouse $725,000 $425,000

Like New Main One Level All Living Level $425,000 $349,900




Tanasi Golf Course Across from Tellico Lake 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Plus Office $49,900 Large Workshop, Quality House $425,000

Completely Updated Lake Front on Quiet Cove $225,000 $525,000

Panoramic Lake & Mtn View Convenience, Quality & Privacy $595,000 Acres of Woods $395,000

Golf Front Town House Deep Water Point $325,000 $349,000

Golf Course Lots MLS $49,900 Near 1010340 Level Wooded Lot Across from Toqua Golf Course $19,900

Tellico Lake Front Lots MLS 966816 Tellico Lake $595,000 Front Lots $169,000 - $525,000


3 Bed, 3 Bath ALPENHAUS Tanasi Golf Course Across$250,000 from Tellico Lake $49,900

Lake Access / View Lots MLS 952482 $9,995 Lake Access / ViewView Lots MLS $39,000 MLS987200 1023774 $82,500 MLS 1010340 $49,900

Lake Front Quiet Cove Privacy & on Lake Access $525,000 $425,000


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Leza Barnard

Broker, SRES, e-PRO, GRI





LAKE FRONT $889,000 MLS 1038922 170 Noya Point 3BR / 4BA 4161 sq. ft. Hand Hewn Custom Log Home

LAKE VIEW $280,000 MLS1043223 204 Kanoonoo Circle 2BR / 2BA 1900 sq. ft.


GOLF FRONT $589,000 MLS 1041673 117 Kenosha Lane 3BR / 3.5BA 3874 sq. ft.

LAKE VIEW & GOLF FRONT LOT $175,000 MLS 1040809 434 Cayuga Drive




GOLF FRONT $479,000 MLS 1036746 124 Geya Circle 4BR / 3.5 BA 3308 sq. ft.

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

LAKE FRONT w/PRIVATE DOCK $1,499,999 MLS 1032187 140 Ganega Trail 5BR / 5.5BA 6900 sq.ft. 3 Car Garage, Pool, Guest House, Outdoor Kitchen




LAKE FRONT W/PARK LIKE SETTING $699,000 MLS 1015133 309 Inagehi Lane 4BR / 3.5BA 3684 sq.ft. Level walk to dock

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


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

GOLF FRONT LOT $28,500 MLS 1040538 115 Skiwa Trace Level Lot .52 acres


PANORAMIC LAKE VIEW LOT $65,000 MLS 966086 Lot 31 - Melea Lane The Pointe at Whitestone

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July Highlights P.O. Box 432, Vonore, TN 37885 • 865-856-6463


July, 2018

Vol. 18 No. 7

elcome to the July, 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:


From the Publisher

eing an entrepreneur now for more than 35 years and knowing what is required to start and remain in business, I am a big supporter of the small business community. Anyone who truly embraces entrepreneurship has experienced the emotional roller coaster of managing and growing a company, and those ups and downs can be dizzying in today’s ever changing economic environment. It takes passion, determination, discipline, and delayed gratification, along with a financial plan and a solid marketing strategy, to create and sustain a business. This is not for the weak of heart. If you have the entrepreneurial spirit, I encourage you to consider following through on your dreams. Is it risky? Yes, there are risks, but the rewards are there for those who are persistent and consistent. This July 4th we celebrate our country’s independence, and that independence has provided the opportunity to set our own destinies. Let’s not forget that small business is the engine that drives our economy and we at East Tennessee’s Mountain Views remain your largest fan. That is why I applaud all our small business partners that we at East Tennessee’s Mountain Views represent and many times, nurture in today’s exciting business environment.

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Morning Pointe Residents Make Blankets for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital


orning Pointe of Powell residents enjoyed giving back to the community by making baby blankets for the premature babies in the neonatal unit at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. The no-sew fleece blankets were cut and tied at the edges, making for a fun day of stress-free crafting. Morning Pointe residents love volunteering their time and are always enthusiastic when it comes to helping others. Crafts such as these blankets are a big part of the life enrichment and Meaningful Day™ programs that make every day unique for seniors.

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Modern, updated waterfront home with the best views in Rarity Bay Full golf membership at no cost to buyer Huge mountain & lake views Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac for extra privacy Gorgeous hardwood floors, granite, rich, natural wood in den/office with fireplace (4 fireplaces in all) » Located in the main channel side of Rarity Bay, just down street from the community boat docks

Estate Sales 101

KAREN MILLIKAN, Broker/Owner, Realtor®

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state sales, also referred to as tag sales in some areas of our country, are most often used to liquidate the personal possessions of either an individual, family, or estate. Usually the most efficient way to sell unneeded items resulting from downsizing, moving, bankruptcy, the passing of a homeowner, or divorce, estate sales have grown in popularity recently. An efficient way to dispose of personal possessions, estate sales require a great deal of preparation that can seem overwhelming to many if you are unfamiliar with how to properly organize a sale of this scope. Much more involved than a yard or garage sale, a successful estate sale needs to be well organized. Items for sale should be divided into categories. Sales items are often catalogued. Displays are typically set up in the home with valuable items, particularly smaller pieces, displayed separately for security purposes. Next, you need to price your items, set your sale dates, advertise, then prepare yourself for the crowds of buyers. Sound daunting? An estate sale can easily become overwhelming, which is why a growing number of Tellico area residents are turning to the professionals at

Premiere Consignment in Tellico Village for assistance in holding an estate sale. At Premiere Consignment, we offer our clients a complete turnkey estate sale experience. We help organize, display, price, advertise, and sell those no longer needed personal items. We remain with you every step of the way to make certain that your sale is the complete success you’ve envisioned. But there are other ways Premiere Consignment can help, too. We can place remaining unsold items for sale in our Tellico Village retail showroom or use our extensive eBay sales platform to sell a variety of other sales items, such as collectibles, to buyers across the country and the world. Experienced in estate sales, why not let Premiere Consignment help you make your sale the success it deserves to be? Call Premiere Consignment today for answers to all of your questions or to schedule your estate sale. Premiere Consignment 320 Lakeside Plaza Loudon, TN 37774 865-458-9721

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

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





301 Rock Point Dr. - Vonore $799,900 - MLS#1010489

101 Coyatee Circle - Loudon $775,000 - MLS#1023293



GENTLE WALK TO THE WATER 174 Hiwonihi Trail - Vonore $899,000 - MLS#1038762

209 Tooweka Trace 3 Car Garage/Breathtaking View $825,000 - MLS#1035964



1142 Chula Vista - Friendsville $549,000 - MLS#1018212


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







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

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

Clark Lane - Vonore (Off Hwy 411) $419,000 - MLS#1044240













111 Walelu Trail - Vonore $399,900 - MLS#1043947

300 Coweta Court - Loudon $379,000 - MLS#1046929

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

WATERFRONT Lot / Blk Street Bay Pointe Rd 886R NEW 322 Pineberry 327 Pineberry 425 Rock Point 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 WATERVIEW Lot / Blk 1204 153R 939 NEW 456 1075 REDUCED 8/21REDUCED 20 NEW 455 1112 NEW 348 484R 583R 1126 1064 14/21 NEW 197R NEW 1070 REDUCED 353 NEW

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

Street Subdivision Brambling Ct. Rarity Bay Wood Duck Rarity Bay Black Hawk Dr. Rarity Bay Goldfinch Rarity Bay Hummingbird Rarity Bay Eladi Trail Kahite Northshore Dr. Foothills Pointe Rarity Bay Pkwy Rarity Bay White Hawk Dr. Rarity Bay Pineberry Dr. Rarity Bay Rarity Bay Pkwy Rarity Bay Rarity Bay Pkwy Rarity Bay Red Hawk Rarity Bay Grandville Ct. Rarity Bay Eladi Trail Kahite Sandpiper Dr. Rarity Bay Grandville Court Rarity Bay Pineberry Dr. Rarity Bay

565 Rarity Bay Pkwy 305A $199,900 – MLS#1044041

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

Price $450,000 $399,900 $396,000 $295,000 $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

Description Lake & Mtn.View

Price $178,000 $129,900 $99,900 $99,900 $89,900 $85,000 $79,900 $69,900 $59,900 $59,900 $59,900 $59,900 $55,900 $54,900 $50,000 $49,900 $38,500 $32,500

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1049 Rarity Bay Pkwy - Vonore $369,900 - MLS#965280


565/303A - $139,900 - MLS#965047 565/107A - $194,900 - MLS#1029363 555/207B - $205,000 - MLS#100481

WATERFRONT Lot / Blk Street Subdivision 3/2 NEW Mialaquo Tellico Village 468R SOLD Rock Point Rarity Bay 1366 Starling Dr. 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 589R REDUCED Rarity Bay Pkwy Rarity Bay 129 Wood Duck Dr. Rarity Bay 130 Wood Duck Dr. Rarity Bay GOLF FRONT/VIEW 14/8 NEW 426 Wewoka Circle Tellico Village 17 Choto Court Harbour Place 3 Osprey Circle Rarity Bay 203 Sandpiper Rarity Bay Lot 43 Osprey Cr. Rarity Bay 14/7 Walelu Trail Kahite 9/16 Kahite Trail Kahite 2 REDUCED Osprey Circle Rarity Bay 18/7 Walelu Trail Kahite 504 Marsh Hawk Rarity Bay 27 REDUCED Volunteer Lane Thunder Pointe 9/26 REDUCED Itawa Trail Kahite 1171 White Hawk Rarity Bay 560 Wax Wing Ct. Rarity Bay 357 Pineberry Dr. Rarity Bay

Description Lakeview Lakeview Lakeview Full Golf Membership Views Lakeview Lakeview

Golf Front Golf Front/ Mtn View

Golf View Golf Front 1+ac. Golf Front Golf Front

Price $39,900 $39,900 $39,900 $35,000 $34,900 $29,900 $29,900 $25,000 $19,900 $19,900 $19,900 $129,900 $74,900 $54,900 $59,900 $59,900 $50,000 $39,000 $49,900 $42,500 $39,900 $39,900 $39,000 $35,000 $21,900 $19,900

135 Osprey Circle - Vonore $399,900 FIRM! - MLS#1041766

210 Hummingbird $364,800 - MLS#103566

Lakefront Lot w/ Dock Permit Legacy Shores Lot 46 $99,999 - MLS#1037361

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

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OTHER LOTS & ACREAGE 22 Acres Hwy 411 Vonore 2/5 Golanvyi Trail Kahite 25/2 Gigi Lane Tellico Village 73 Falcon Trail Legacy Shores 2/25 Gigi Lane Tellico Village 3 / 28 Sikwa Trail Kahite 28/1 NEW Amohi Way Tellico Village 26/18 NEW Dudi Trail Kahite 30/1 NEW Amohi Lane Tellico Village 1 Tommotley Dr. Tellico Village

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American Legion Post 256 Presents Awards

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hree Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) students in Germany have been presented awards by local community organizations. Colonel (Ret) Don Edmands, Jr., representing American Legion Post 256 Tellico Lake and the Hiwassee Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, recently flew to Europe to make the awards. Edmands participated in a Spangdahlem (AFB) High School Annual Awards day presenting medals to the students. Cadet Technical Sergeant DeAndre Gray received the American Legion Scholastic Excellence Medal. Gray, who calls Hahira, Georgia, home, was the Squadron’s Personnel Officer for the past year. His father is Master Sergeant Daniel Gray with the 52nd Fighter Wing Maintenance Group. Gray was promoted to Cadet Command Chief at the ceremonies for the upcoming school year. Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Jordan Soles was

awarded the American Legion General Military Excellence Medal. Soles was Commander of the Corps for the past year. He plans to attend the AFROTC Flight Academy at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. This father is planning to retire from the Air Force and return home to Florida. Cadet Second Lieutenant Andres Mercado was awarded the Sons of the American Revolution Bronze ROTC Medal. Mercado was promoted to Squadron Commander and Aviation Chief for the coming school year. His father, Staff Sergeant Andrew Mercado, is with the 52nd Fighter Wing Maintenance Group. His family calls Texas home. Ceremonies were conducted at a new location this year, as the high school has moved from Bitburg AFB to Spangdahlem AFB, Germany. The students are attending a school run by the Department of Defense for dependent children of service members serving overseas.

(L to R) Colonel Mark Sullivan USAF (Ret), Senior Aerospace Science Instructor, Spangdahlem High School, Cadet/TSgt DeAndre Gray, Cadet/Lt Col Jordan Soles, Cadet/2nd Lt Andres Mercado, and Colonel Don Edmands, Jr., USAF (Ret) of Vonore

Rotary Club of Tellico Lake Welcomes New Member 25 Years Experience

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he newest member of the Rotary Club of Tellico Lake is Chris Thomas, who transferred his membership from the Rotary Club of Farragut. Chris is the new Relationship Manager at United Community Bank in Tellico Village. The Rotary Club of Tellico Lake meets every Thursday at noon in Rosy’s Restaurant in Tellico Village. The public is welcome to attend.

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Rotary Club of Tellico Lake Receives Awards

t was quite a day of awards for the Rotary Club of Tellico Lake! The club received a covey of awards from Greg Maciolek, District Governor-Elect. Listed below are the awards and the criteria for winning: »» STAR Club – $100 average per member to the Tellico Lake Rotary Foundation »» Eradicator Club – $40 average per member to Rotary International’s efforts to wipe out polio worldwide »» Globe Club – International project participation; Heart2Heart and installing a new well in Africa »» Environmental Award – Planting 135 trees at the Wellness Center in Tellico Village »» Reach Award – Increase membership by at least 3% »» YES Award – Youth service, Rotary Youth Leadership Academy, and awarding dictionaries to all third graders in Monroe County and the Greenback school The Rotary Club of Tellico Lake has qualified for three more awards that will be presented in the near future. The Rotary Club of Tellico Lake meets every Thursday at noon at Rosy’s Restaurant in Tellico Village. The

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Blepharoplasty is the name of the procedure that takes care of deformities, disfigurations, or modifying the eyelid region of the face. For me, it was simply the removal of the sagging skin above the eyelid that seemed to make everyone ask me if I was tired all the time. Oftentimes people with severely sagging eyelids that impede their vision can have this type of surgery covered by their insurance. Others opt to have the sagging skin taken care of before it interferes with their vision because of vanity reasons. Either way, this is normally a very simple procedure performed in-office with minimal downtime. First is the consultation. During this time, the doctor will determine whether or not you are a candidate for blepharoplasty and discuss your options. After determining a course of action and scheduling the surgery, it is on to the big day. My own blepharoplasty was done with only local anesthesia and a little help from a valium, which was prescribed at the time of scheduling. Due to the “relaxing” effect of the valium, a driver was needed to take me to and from the doctor’s office. At first, there were major concerns

about being relaxed enough to have someone cut on my eyelids, but rest assured that by the time the procedure began, I had absolutely no concerns Brian K. Whitehead about anything. Managing Partner The local anesthesia The Village Salon was administered without any discomfort at all, and the operation was done The Village Salon pain-free. You may wonder 222 Village Square how in the world someone in Tellico Village could lay there while your 865-458-9332 surgeon removes flesh from your eyelids, but it was not any more difficult than being in the dentist chair. Actually, we were engaged in conversation the entire time, and there was nothing unpleasant about it at all. The slicing and dicing part of the surgery was over in what seemed like no time at all, and the next thing I knew, the stitches were going in. After a little nappy on the ride home, it was straight to the recliner with the ice packs. Icing is critical to keeping the swelling down and should not be bypassed for any reason. At bedtime, recovering patients are encouraged to sleep only on their backs for a few days until the eyelids have had an opportunity to heal a bit. Awakening the morning after and looking in the mirror was quite a shock. My reflection was hideous at best. The entire incision was red and swollen, and my eye sockets were black and blue. In spite of my alarming appearance, there was still very little if any pain, even though I looked as if I were the lone survivor of a terrible train wreck. A couple of days later, and it was back to work for me. Most of the swelling had subsided, and there was only a little discoloration left for me to deal with until the stitches were removed a couple of days later. Within 10 days of the procedure, there was no evidence that anything ever happened, except for the absence of the baggy eyelids that had plagued me for years. One year later there is not even the evidence of any scars on my eyelids, and I couldn’t be happier with the results and would easily recommend both the blepharoplasty procedure and my surgeon, Dr. Tom Gallaher. The Village Salon works closely with Gallaher Plastic Surgery & Spa MD and would be delighted to schedule a consultation or answer any questions you may have regarding surgical cosmetic procedures.







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lzheimer’s is for the most part preventable and even reversible. The “Awakening from Alzheimer’s” series will give you valuable, cutting-edge information that you will not find in the mainstream media.  On Thursday, August 2, CHEO will be showing a double feature, which includes two episodes of the Docu-Series. Each episode is an entity unto itself, so attend often. Dr. Fred Pescatore, MD, practices integrative medicine in New York and will tell us about powerful natural medicines and remedies for Alzheimer’s. He is the president of the International and American Association for Clinical Nutrition and is a bestselling author. Dr. David Katz, MD, will reveal how we can slash our Alzheimer’s risk by 80%. Dr. Katz is a recognized authority on the prevention of chronic diseases. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine Public Health. Dr. Katz is the founder and director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center and is the author of 15 books and 200 scientific articles. Please arrive at 6:15 so we can begin promptly. A short discussion will follow, time permitting. 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 www. Location: Loudon County Visitors’ Bureau/Welcome Center, located at 1075 US-321 in Lenoir City. The Center is conveniently located and easy to find on Hwy 321 across from Shoney’s. Take exit 81 off of I-75. Make a left at the Welcome Center and park behind the building. Enter through the lower level back door.

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thens Area Council for the Arts offers classes, camps, workshops, art competitions, auditions, and more this summer for all ages at The Arts Center, located at 320 North White Street in Athens.

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Fine Arts Camp for ages 11-17 includes four hours of daily visual arts workshops Monday through Friday, July 23-27, ending in an exhibit on July 27 at the end of camp day. Only students who complete at least one project during camp may participate in the exhibit at the end of camp. Camp day is noon to 4:30 pm. The cost of camp is $75, and a snack and all materials are included. Registration deadline is July 20. Performing Arts Mini Camp for ages 4-10 includes two hours of daily performing arts workshops Monday through Friday, July 30-August 3, ending in a performance on August 3 during Evening with the Stars at 7:30 pm. Only students who attend all five days of camp may participate in the performance on August 3. Camp day is 10 am to noon for ages 4-6 and 1 to 3 pm for ages 7-10. Each group of campers will perform a choral selection from Mary Poppins at the beginning of Evening with the Stars. The cost of camp is $45 for all five days of camp, or $12 a day, and a snack and all materials are included. Registration deadline is July 20.

fall 2017 youth theatre production of Shrek, The Musical. Everyone who attends auditions will be asked to read various roles from the script. Musical auditions will additionally have movement and singing auditions. Anyone interested in working with ACT productions in any capacity (set and costume construction, technical crew, backstage crew) is encouraged to attend an audition. Actors with serious interest who have previously planned

summer travel and are unable to attend a scheduled audition may contact The Arts Center to discuss alternative audition dates. Registration and entry forms for all programs are available at The Arts Center and online. Please note that The Arts Center will be closed Monday through Friday, July 2-6. However, information, forms, and online payment options are available 24/7 at

Other Classes and Workshops This Summer Drawing 101 and 102 with Jan Burleson is for ages 12 to adult. The class is for those who have always wanted to draw and uses simple objects and still life arrangements to improve skills while covering essential elements of design and drawing technique. Drawing 101 meets Mondays from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on July 9, 16, 23, and 30. Drawing 102 meets Mondays from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on August 13, 20, 27, and September 3. The cost is $60 or $115 for both classes when purchased together. The materials fee is $20 or students can bring their own (list provided). Watercolor Painting Lab with Sandy Brown is for ages 16 to adult. This class allows students to explore their own creative style using this exciting medium. Studies in watercolor are provided or students may bring their own. These two intensives focus on individualized guidance and tips for creating stronger paintings. It is suitable for intermediate and advanced watercolor painters. There are two options for this class: July Watercolor Lab meets Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on July 19 and 26. August Watercolor Lab meets Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on August 23 and 30. The cost is $45 or $85 for both. Materials are not included. Athens Community Theatre Auditions start early this year. Auditions for Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins are on July 22 at 2 pm and July 23 at 5:30 pm at The Arts Center. Show dates for Mary Poppins are September 21-30. The all youth cast has roles for young singers, dancers, and actors. The production is directed by ACT veteran, Tyler Peaden, who last directed ACT’s






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Chihuly Glass Sculptures, Concerts Under the Stars Help Make Summer Shine at Biltmore


rom towering, jewel-toned glass sculptures in the historic gardens and reflecting pools, to the array of stars gracing the concert stage, Biltmore shines this summer in multiple ways. Chihuly at Biltmore Meandering through the mesmerizing display of Dale Chihuly’s enormous shining glass sculptures in the estate’s historic gardens has the makings of a perfect summer day. Chihuly at Biltmore is the first large-scale art exhibit the estate has hosted. Each of the 16 vivid installations is highlighted by a complementary landscape design created by Biltmore’s horticulture team in collaboration with the Chihuly team. The gardens are open on select evenings for the first time ever during reservation-only Chihuly Nights at Biltmore. At nightfall, the artwork is dramatically illuminated to showcase their colors and shapes. Guests may take in sunset views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, enjoy live music in the gardens, and choose from a selection of wines from an alfresco wine bar. Chihuly Nights at Biltmore is offered throughout the exhibition’s run. The Biltmore Concert Series Summer nights heat up when nationally- and internationally-known stars take the grand stage on the South Terrace of Biltmore House during the annual Biltmore Concert Series. This year’s line-up features Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Night Ranger, Jay Leno, Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, for KING & COUNTRY and Lauren Daigle, and The Temptations and the Four Tops. Summer Movie Night Under the Stars Each Tuesday in July Biltmore’s Summer Movie Night will be held in Antler Hill Village near the estate’s Winery. This year’s movie line-up includes Richie Rich (parts filmed at Biltmore), Dirty Dancing, Great Outdoors, Parent Trap, and Field of Dreams. Summer Movie Night is open to all day guests, lodging guests, and Biltmore annual pass holders. Arrive early to reserve a seat for the

8 pm start time. Vanderbilt Travels Railway Model Train George Vanderbilt’s railway travels are highlighted in a 250-foot long model train display in Antler Hill Village this summer. Five model trains run along five intricately designed track loops, passing by miniature versions of the Biltmore Rail Depot, the USS Vanderbilt Steamship, Eiffel Tower, Arc De Triomphe, London Bridge, and more. Stay Overnight for the Ultimate Summer Escape Choose from two distinctive properties to reap exclusive benefits like waking up on George Vanderbilt’s mountain estate. Experience gracious hospitality with a luxurious package celebrating summer holidays at The Inn on Biltmore Estate, or relax with a more casual stay at Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate, located in the middle of Antler Hill Village’s activities. Summer Specials » Kids free: Kids 16 and younger are admitted to the estate for the day for free (with ticketed adult) now

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Make this Fourth of July Holiday a Celebration to Remember

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nce again, we find ourselves celebrating the anniversary of our nation’s birth and the great American experience that began with our Declaration of Independence. As we enjoy a bit of family fun celebrating this very special holiday, we should also reflect on the price we have paid for our independence and freedom. The Revolutionary War, the Spanish-American War, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Desert Storm, and the ongoing wars being waged against terrorism all serve as reminders of the cost of freedom paid for by so many American lives. Please remember to thank a vet for your freedom this 4th of July.

The fine art photography featured in this article is of the American Flag reflected on an airplane wing and is by photographer Sheila Chesanow. The featured wood carvings are the creations of Dean Irving on the left and Phillip Pugh on the right. The hand-crafted American Eagle bullet pen was turned by Paul Saladin. Works by each of these artists, as well as other local and regional artists, can be viewed and purchased in Sweetwater’s Gallery on Main in historic downtown Sweetwater. Also, you are invited to join us in our historic downtown on the first Friday of each month for an evening of shopping after work and enjoy a great meal at one of our great restaurants. El Jacal has great Mexican food, Vittorino’s restaurant has great Italian food, Hunter’s Courtyard has pulled pork barbeque with bluegrass music after 5 pm, and, of course, there is Upstairs at The Mansion. Join us for an evening of eating, music, and shopping until 8 pm on July 6th and each First Friday of the month through November. Have a happy and safe 4th of July everyone! Gallery on Main 109 Morris Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-7400

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ocated in the heart of historic downtown Sweetwater, Cones Cupboard Antiques offers shoppers an eclectic mix of antique and vintage furniture, glassware, collectibles, and gifts for all occasions. Looking for a great and novel gift idea? Check out our special doormats from Sassafras to warmly welcome guests to your home. A beautiful addition to every home, these slip-resistant outdoor doormats greet guests with a variety of themed messages that you can select from. Simply place your mat at your front door and place your customized insert into the tray. Select from monogrammed inserts or choose from our large selection of holiday and seasonal messages. These attractive yet durable mats offer a welcome change from the dull and dreary mats typically found at the entrances our homes. So why not get your guests into the spirit of your special occasion or season the moment they enter your home?

Also, be sure to check out our other unique gift items as well, including hand-crafted candles, seasonal ornaments, garden flags, collectibles, vintage and antique glassware and china, darling clothing for infants, and much more. You will also discover a wide assortment of antique furniture pieces, sterling silver, and home decor items, too. For more than 25 years, Cones Cupboard Antiques has been the home to both antique aficionados and those exploring the fascinating world of antiques for the very first time. Every item in my store has been personally selected by me during my frequent buying trips throughout the United States. So plan a trip to historic downtown Sweetwater and immerse yourself into the fascinating world of antiques and vintage items, in addition to our large selection of unique gifts for all occasions that you simply won’t find at the “big box” stores. Cones Cupboard Antiques 307 N. Main Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-351-7408

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Summer Sale-A-Bration Fashion Sense 25% Off Now in Progress… 50% Off Begins July 21


s the temperature goes up, The Lily Pad prices go down! All summer merchandise is now 25% off, leading up to our HUGE semi-annual 50% off sale beginning Saturday, July 21, at 10 am. As most of you know, this day has become quite a great social event! You’ll see lots of your friends and neighbors, all having fun and assisting each other find bargains galore! To prepare for this major event, beginning July 1st, the entire “LaSale Boutique” (the large room in the rear of the store) goes to 70% off, clearing the way for the next season! Shop our great selections of cotton gauze, now the most popular items we carry during the sweltering summer heat. These lines never go on sale as they’ve become staples yearround per customer request! Many new styles and colors are arriving daily, so visit our website or the store to check these lines out... unbelievable comfort, quality and design! Funky and fun, these styles take you anywhere! Remember to mark July 21st on your calendar... it’s a day we look forward to… seeing so many of our Lily Pad friends on one day, enjoying yourselves and looking for your Lily Pad finds! You may want to come in ahead of time, try on and make your list so you’ll know what to hurry in for on the morning of the sale! We look forward, as you do, to this fabulous event! There’s no way to clear the store of summer stock in one day,

Brenda Bryan Owner, The Lily Pad A happy crowd awaits our opening on Sale Day

so if you prefer to shop when it isn’t so crowded, plan to come to Sweetwater in the following days and make it a leisurely day to shop and dine. The merchandise remains at half price until it’s gone! We’ll look forward to seeing you when we open the doors promptly at 10 am on Saturday, July 21st!

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ummer is off to a great start in Sweetwater! There’s no better place in East Tennessee to enjoy a quick trip. Sweetwater is known regionally as an excellent day trip location, with their eclectic shopping and antiques, but there is so much more to enjoy this summer. Plan a weekend trip to this charming town that boasts something for everyone. For the nature enthusiasts, explore America’s Largest Underground Lake at the Lost Sea Adventure, tour the certified Arboritum at Engleman Park, or enjoy the nature trail and Duck Park. Try local fare at any of our unique restaurants such as Upstairs at the Mansion, El Jacal Mexican Restaurant, or Vittorino’s Italian Cucina. Hunter’s Café features live music and BBQ every Friday night in their beautiful shady, outdoor courtyard. Fill in your time with a quick trip to the Sweetwater Valley Cheese Farm or head up the mountain to beautiful Bald River Falls. This may be your new favorite spot for an easy getaway. Of course shopping in Sweetwater is at an all-time high, with boutiques, antiques, jewelry, home décor, and more. Since renewing the downtown revitalization efforts, Sweetwater has watched their vacant storefronts fill and has welcomed visitors from all 50 states and 30 countries.

Shop, dine, and play in Sweetwater this summer. It will be a trip you won’t forget. Come see what all the chatter is about!

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Loudon and Monroe Area Students Awarded Four Year Scholarships

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t recent high school awards ceremonies, the Community Church at Tellico Village awarded a four-year scholarship valued at $7,000 to the following local students: » Alexia Angelos, Lenoir City High School: Alexia plans to attend the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and major in Biology. » Brooklynn Nicole Herold, Greenback High School: Brooklyn plans to attend Western Carolina University and major in Chemistry/Pre-Dental. » Aaron Lay, Sequoyah High School: Aaron plans to attend Tennessee Tech University and major in Agriculture Communications. » Lizabeth Simmons, Loudon High School: Lizabeth plans to attend Johnson University and major in Intercultural Studies. Members of the church’s Mission/Scholarship team interview students from each school and chose the individuals based upon their GPA, school and community activity, and need. With these recent awards, the Community Church at Tellico Village, since 1992, has provided 113

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scholarships, valued at more than $525,000 to students living in Loudon and Monroe counties. Each student is assigned a mentor by the church’s Scholarship Team, who stays in touch with the students and provides encouragement and any assistance that may be required during the term of the scholarship. Each year the church hosts all active students in the scholarship program to discuss their life and educational status with the congregation during Scholarship Sunday service. It was held on June 24th. “We are thankful for the Community Church at Tellico Village and those who donated to make this scholarship program possible,” said Melanie Shepard, Greenback Guidance Counselor. “The committee does an excellent job in screening all the qualified candidates and making sure they pick someone who is in need yet deserves the scholarship money. For a couple of my students, receiving this award allowed them to attend and continue their education at their dream school.  Some may view it just as a donation, but to me, it is CCTV making an investment for a better future.” “The scholarship given by the Community Church of Tellico Village means so much to Loudon students,” said Heather Waldron, Counselor. “Loudon High School students get financial support all four years of their educational

journey, as well as the prayers and support of a wonderful community. Our students are blessed to have such a thoughtful and generous community.” “Our church mission is being of service to our community and to serve others,” said Steve Prevatte, Senior Pastor. “Many of our other 20+ outreach programs, such as Habitat for Humanity, The Good Samaritan Center, The Good Shepherd Center, and the Child Advocacy Center, are focused as a sense mission within our surrounding areas as well. We are excited about the impact of the scholarship program and its direct impact on the lives of children and families locally.” The Community Church at Tellico Village is an inter-denominational church, welcoming all faiths with services on Sundays at 8 and 10:15 am. This year they are celebrating 30 years serving the local communities in Loudon and Monroe counties. For more information or to listen to our message, visit Community Church at Tellico Village 130 Chota Center Loudon, TN 37774 865-458-1516

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Upcoming Comedy The Dixie Swim Club Marks 100th Tellico Players Production


ickets are on sale for the Tellico Community Players’ July production of The Dixie Swim Club, a hilarious and touching comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten. The play marks the 100th production by the Players since the group formed 28 years ago. In commemoration of the 100th milestone, the Players will award a pair of season tickets for the group’s 2019 productions to one of the playgoers. Play dates are Thursday through Saturday, July 12-14, and Thursday through Sunday, July 19-22, at the Tellico Community Playhouse, located at 304 Lakeside Plaza in Tellico Village. Tickets cost $21 and are available online at The Dixie Swim Club is all about five unforgettable

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2019 TCP Performance Schedule The Dinner Party (Feb 21-23, Feb 28-Mar 3) Over the River and Through the Woods (April 18-20, 25-28) The Glass Menagerie (June 13-15, 20-23) The Glitter Girls (Aug 8-10, 15-18) Charlotte's Web (October 14-20) Christmas Belles (Dec 5-7, 12-15) Season tickets will be available for the 2019 season on our website ( in December.

The cast (from L to R): Geri Denny as Jeri Neal McFeeley, Jo Beliles as Sheree Hollinger, Cindy Archer as Lexie Richards, Barbara Kistler-Martin as Vernadette Simms, and Judie Douglas as Dinah Grayson

southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team. They set aside a weekend each August to recharge their relationships at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. There, free from husbands, kids, and jobs, they catch up, laugh, and meddle in each other’s lives. The play focuses on four of those special weekends, spanning a period of 33 years. James Fisher is directing, and Betty Ann Sterner is the show’s producer.

The Cast

Jo Beliles will play Sheree Hollinger, the spunky team captain who desperately tries to maintain her organized and “perfect” life and continues to be the group leader. Judie Douglas appears as Dinah Grayson, a wisecracking overachiever. She’s a career dynamo, whose victories in the courtroom are in stark contrast to the frustrations of her personal life.

Cindy Archer is Lexie Richards, a pampered and outspoken woman determined to hold on to her looks and youth as long as possible. She enjoys being married over and over again. Barbara Kistler-Martin will play Vernadette Simms, a self-deprecating acerbic woman acutely aware of the dark cloud that hovers over her life, who has decided to just give in and embrace the chaos. Geri Denny appears as Jeri Neal McFeeley. Sweet and eager to please, she experiences a late entry into motherhood that takes them all by surprise. The Players’ first production was the melodrama Dirty Work Afoot in September 1990. They performed the play again in October 1998. Early Players performances were staged in the lower level of the Tellico Village Yacht Club and at various other venues. The current Playhouse opened in October 2014 with the comedy Red Velvet Cake Wars.

East Tennessee Historical Society to Participate in Blue Star Museums


or the eighth year, the East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS) is pleased to announce its participation in Blue Star Museums to offer free museum admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their immediate families, as well as National Guard and Reserves, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2018. The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation’s cultural heritage and learn more about their new communities after completing a military move. The complete list of participating museums is available at “As the Volunteer State, Tennesseans are always among the first to respond to our country’s call,” said Cherel • July 6: Classico from 6 to 9 pm Henderson, ETHS Executive Director. “The Blue Star • July 14: Rarity Bay Country Club from Museums is a wonderful way for us to give back and to say thank you for your service and sacrifice.” 5:30 to 8:30 pm “Visiting a museum is a great way to get to know a community – whether it’s in your hometown or a stop on a • July 20: Classico from 6 to 9 pm road trip,” said Jane Chu, NEA Chairman. “We appreciate the enthusiasm of museums all across the country who open their doors for military and their families to spend time together and have new arts experiences.” This year’s participatESTABLISHED 1961 ing Blue Star Museums represent not just fine arts museums, but also science museums, history museums, zoos, nature centers, WE BUY QUALITY DIAMONDS AND FINE JEWELRY and children’s museums. Museums are welcome to sign up for Blue Star Museums throughout the summer by emailing “As many military families spend the summer months moving from one duty station to another, or reconnecting with a parent who has returned CONFIDENTIAL • SECURE • TRUSTED from deployment, Blue By Appointment Only Star Museums helps service members and their 123 Center Park Drive, Suite 214 • Knoxville TN 37922 families create memories,” P: 865.392.5358 F: 865.392.5359 said Kathy Roth-Douquet, • Blue Star Families Chief

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Executive Officer. “Blue Star Families has great appreciation for the generosity of the museums across the country who roll out the red carpet for the families who serve alongside their service members. We are thrilled with the continued growth of the program and the unparalleled opportunities it offers.” For more information, visit  About Blue Star Museums Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America. The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, as well as Active Duty and Reservists, National Guardsman (regardless of status), U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum. About the East Tennessee Historical Society Established in 1834, the East Tennessee Historical Society is widely acknowledged as one of the most active history organizations in the state and enjoys a national reputation for excellence in programming and education. For 184 years, the East Tennessee Historical Society has been helping East Tennesseans hold on to our unique heritage – recording the events, collecting the artifacts, and saving the stories that comprise the history we all share. The historical society pursues its education mission through publications, lectures, conferences, school programs, museum exhibits, and heritage programs such as the popular First Families of Tennessee and the Civil War Families of Tennessee. The East Tennessee History Center houses the staff and programs of the East Tennessee Historical Society, the Museum of East Tennessee History, the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection, and the Knox County Archives.

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Ken Mansfield: “PHILCO” by

Randy Patterson,


ew people have been able to experience the things that Ken Mansfield has been able to experience in his lifetime. He was the manager for Apple Records in the U.S. This put him on a first-name basis with each of the Beatles and their inner circle. It also allowed him to be a part of Beatles history and watch the famous “Roof Top Concert” that marked the end of the band. (Go to YouTube and type in “Ken Mansfield Beatles Roof Top” and you’ll see Ken in a white trench coat, sitting near Yoko Ono.) He’s worked with many other music icons, including Waylon Jennings, The Beach Boys, James Taylor, Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, and many, many more. Ken fought cancer and, by the grace of God, won and is also a traveling minister, sharing his story and the gospel all across the country. Ken is also quite an accomplished author, having written six books. The first was “The Beatles, The Bible, and Bodega Bay.” His more recent one is his first novel entitled “Philco” – a brilliantly written, Twilight-style book that reminds the reader of what American society once was – like Mayberry. It was about “Philco” that I had the privilege of interviewing Ken for the second time. (The first was nine years ago and can still be read on www. When asked why he wrote the book, Ken said, “Well, first of all, it’s my first fiction book. I’ve been writing this book for 18 years. I started it after my first book, ‘The Beatles, The Bible, and Bodega Bay’, and for some reason, another book would always take its place. ‘I gotta write this book next.’ It kept getting shoved back. “I felt like God had told me, ‘There’s a time for this book, and I’ll let you know when.’ So, as I would write this book, I would have fellow writers who I would pass ideas onto. It’s gone through about 12 titles – just remolding the concept. Then, just last year – I mean, God didn’t say, ‘Hey, I need to talk to you about your book. I think we should go with it, now.’ – I just felt that it was time, and some things fell together with my agent and this

publisher. So here it is, 18 years later.” Ken then goes into what the book is about. “What this book is about, in a way, is my yearning for what life was like when I grew up in the ’40s and ’50s. It was really an idyllic time. We weren’t a perfect society back then either, but there was a time when we would respect each other. We were brought up with certain moral values. An honest day’s work for an honest dollar. If you saw somebody alongside of the road, you stopped and said, ‘Can I help with that tire, ma’am?’

“Today I wouldn’t pull over to help somebody, because I’m afraid that I’ll be beat up and robbed or something because of all these scams and things. It was a time of innocence; a time of helping your neighbor out and a time when things weren’t so complicated." I asked Ken if we can go back to Mayberry. “No. I’ve written a song. Phil Keaggy and I were talking. They have theme songs for movies, why can’t we have a theme song for a book? We wrote a theme song for ‘Philco’. I posted it on Facebook. The point of it is I can’t go back there anymore from here. Not from where we are. We could just never get back there like it was.” We can’t go back to Mayberry, and we can’t put the bite of the apple back on it. I asked Ken what do we do? “I think we try to recapture as much of that as we can. Literature and the movies and everything are so dark these days. My wife and I like to go to movies, but there’s never anything to watch. Everything’s so dark. Sometimes we get up and leave just because of the foul language. I’m no prima donna. My gosh, I came out of the music business and was with Waylon Jennings for five years and rock and roll and stuff. But after a while, it’s just offensive. And dirty. We’ll be watching a beautiful movie, and you’ve got all this foul language and stuff in it. “I think we can go back – some of us can go back, in a way. But not all of us will go back. Society will never get back there again.” You can read the extensive version of this interview at and order “Philco” online or at fine bookstores. Randy’s first interview was at the tender age of 13 with none other than Col. Tom Parker. Thirty-six years later he founded the webzine,, and has conducted close to 200 interviews with some of the most interesting people in music.

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Big Ears Festival 2019 Announces Dates & Initial Artists R 18A • East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, July, 2018

egarded as one of the most unique and eagerly anticipated cultural gatherings in the world – “a music festival with a rare vision” (The New York Times) – Big Ears Festival will return in 2019 with its 8th edition, taking place March 21-24 in historic Knoxville. Festival passes are on sale now. “Contained within a walkable radius of historic downtown Knoxville – in a range of ornate landmark theaters, refurbished industrial spaces, art galleries, churches, and clubs – it creates its own atmospheric climate, along with a center of gravity,” describes NPR Music. “From its first iteration in 2009, the festival has been a locus of expedition, defined more by a go-anywhere ethos than by any style or genre allegiance.” Big Ears is thrilled to share the first in a series of artist announcements for the 2019 festival. Additions to the lineup – along with more festival programs and details – will continue to be unveiled throughout the summer, culminating in the full lineup release this fall. “We’re over the moon about the response to the 2018 festival,” said Ashley Capps, Executive Director. “We have an amazing weekend taking shape for 2019. It’s going to be another mind-blowing experience, and we’re excited to start sharing the details sooner rather than later. ” About the Artists Since his stunning 2014 performance at Big Ears, Berlin-based pianist and composer, Nils Frahm, has continued to mesmerize with his unconventional approach to an age-old instrument, played contemplatively and intimately, and on an epic scale through his vast stage shows. His most recent record, All Melody, has a massive sonic landscape, combining hushed piano with epic electronic processing, which inspired Pitchfork to call it his “grandest statement yet.” After first appearing at Big Ears in 2016, with Anthony Braxton and playing solo, Mary Halvorson returned to Big Ears in 2018 for a mesmerizing set with Jason Moran and Ron Miles in BANGS. Next year Halvorson will return once again, this time with her brilliant and imaginative new project, Code Girl. Built around a unique collection of songs penned by Halvorson, Code Girl features the powerful young singer, Amirtha Kidambi, along with trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, and the potent rhythm section of bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Tomas Fujiwara. Lonnie Holley has devoted his life to the practice of improvisational creativity since 1979. His art and music, born out of struggle, hardship, but perhaps more importantly out of furious curiosity and biological necessity, has

manifested itself in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, performance, and sound, as seen in the mini-documentary The Man Is the Music. Holley’s journey seeking healing in the transformative power of art has led him to collaborate and tour worldwide with artists like Animal Collective, Bon Iver, Bill Callahan, and Deerhunter, to name a few. His artwork has been exhibited widely from The Metropolitan Museum of Art to the White House. Kentucky-based pianist and composer, Rachel Grimes, returns to Big Ears in 2019 to present her breathtaking folk opera and film The Way Forth, written for voice, strings, piano, harp, narrator, and choir. The Way Forth weaves through voices of generations of Kentucky women from 1775 to today, as Grimes traces new perspectives on key historical events through poignant personal recollections, letters, photos, and intimate portraits from her own family line. Amidst stories of hard-working, loving people, a quieter theme emerges: The systemic prohibition of the rights of women, indigenous peoples, and enslaved and subsequently freed African-Americans for the sole purpose of amassing wealth and the exploitation of resources. As a counter narrative, The Way Forth presents the emotional legacy of the silenced, the holistic, and the eternal grace and redemption of time as essential to how we may envision our future. Grimes has toured the world as a solo pianist, with numerous ensembles, and as a primary composer and performer in the groundbreaking chamber ensemble Rachel’s. Bassist Joe Lally and drummer Brendan Canty – the rhythm force of Fugazi – have united with jazz and experimental guitarist Anthony Pirog to form an all-star trio. The result is The Messthetics, a band dedicated to the live ideal, where structure begets improvisation. Irreversible Entanglements is a liberation-oriented,

free jazz collective formed in early 2015 by saxophonist Keir Neuringer, poet Camae Ayewa (a.k.a. Moor Mother), and bassist Luke Stewart, who came together to perform at a Musicians Against Police Brutality event, organized after the slaying of Akai Gurley by the NYPD. The instrumentalists explore and elaborate compositional ideas, but the tone of each piece is driven decisively by Ayewa’s searing poetic narrations of Black trauma, survival, and power. This is music that both honors and defies tradition, speaking to the present while insisting on the future. Hailing from South Africa, guitarist Derek Gripper’s work explores the dialogue between numerous disparate styles of music from around the globe. In one concert, it is not uncommon to hear his solo guitar transcriptions of Toumani Diabaté’s kora compositions and Bach’s violin works, along with South African jazz and avant-garde Brazilian songs. Gripper’s concerts are at once intimate and explosive, improvised and composed, traditional and entirely new. All this and more information, including the full lineup, ticketing, and other details, can be found at www., by “liking” Big Ears Festival on Facebook, by following @BigEarsFestival on Twitter, and by joining the newsletter. About Big Ears Festival The mission of the Big Ears Festival, a 501(c)(3) organization, is to create, nurture, and support artistic expression and cultural education that transcends traditional boundaries, strengthens and builds relationships, and connects across communities through genre-defying music, film and arts programming, and interactive experiences. Described as “one of the most quietly earth-shattering, subtly luminous festivals the world over” by the Oxford American, Big Ears Festival has established itself as one of the most exciting and imaginative cultural gatherings in the world, bringing together a virtual who’s who of established and acclaimed iconoclasts, innovators and influencers with younger artists who are synthesizing their own experiences into fresh, new creative work. Located in the heart of downtown Knoxville – and taking place in its world-class historic theaters, excellent clubs, and unique alternative performance spaces, all within easy walking distance of one another and intermingled with superb restaurants, bars, and shops – Big Ears offers an unparalleled experience for adventurous artists and audiences alike. While primarily focused on music, Big Ears is also developing a strong independent/experimental film component while also presenting installations, exhibitions, and interactive experiences.

Potomac Horse Fever Diagnosed in Kentucky


Information for equine owners on important disease characteristics

ith a recent case of Potomac Horse Fever identified in Bourbon County, Kentucky, it is important for Tennessee equine owners to

familiarize themselves with the disease. While historically has been found on the east coast, cases of the disease have been identified in Tennessee in recent years, with

additional reports in surrounding southeastern states and other geographical areas of the United States. Potomac Horse Fever (PHF) is an acute gastrointestinal disease that can result in mild colic, fever, and diarrhea in horses of all ages, as well as abortion in pregnant mares. Initially the disease was named due to the number of cases along the Potomac River in the eastern United States. It has also been referred to as ditch fever, Shasta river crud, and equine ehrlichial colitis. The causative agent is Neorickettsia risticii, a gram negative bacteria that has been identified in freshwater snails. The disease is commonly seen in spring, summer, and early fall and is associated with pastures bordering creeks, rivers, or irrigated pastures. Neorickettsia risticii develops in aquatic, freshwater snails, and then is released in immature flukes from the snail. During warmer weather in spring and summer, horses drinking from rivers or streams can swallow the immature flukes, exposing them to the bacteria. Another transmission method is from aquatic insects such as caddisflies, mayflies, damselflies, and dragonflies, which carry the organism and deposit the bacteria on pastures. The horse then inadvertently consumes the organism as they graze and are exposed to the disease. After exposure horses can begin showing symptoms in as little as two days. Clinical signs of PHF include: » Fever (102°-107°) » Off feed (anorexia) » Lethargy, depression » Mild colic with decreased gut sounds » Diarrhea A typical result of the diarrhea and dehydration and stress is laminitis. Pregnant mares are susceptible to abortion due to fetal infection at approximately seven months of gestation. Horses with PHF can be treated with oxytetracycline, an antibiotic. As with any other illness, the sooner a proper diagnosis is made and treatment started, the better the results. Generally, antibiotic treatment is for no more than five days. In animals that have mild colic, fluids and pain relief should be administered. If laminitis develops, more aggressive therapy may be necessary. Several killed vaccines are commercially available. Consult with your veterinarian to determine if vaccination is needed in your location. Consider fencing off pastures that are in low-lying areas where horses could easily be exposed to snails or long standing stagnant water. Use caution while riding on trails or in areas with streams, ponds, lakes, or other freshwater sources. Minimizing insect ingestion in stabled horses by turning off barn lights at night, which normally attract insects. For more information on Potomac Horse Fever, or other equine health topics, contact your local University of Tennessee Extension agent or visit

Art Market Gallery’s July Featured Artist Exhibit and Reception


ecent works by artist Kathy Holland and jewelry artist Lynn Straka will be featured throughout July at the Art Market Gallery. An opening reception for the artists, including complimentary refreshments and live music performed by Wendel Werner, will begin at 5:30 pm on July 6th during downtown Knoxville’s monthly First Friday Art Walk. The show will highlight the new drawing series, “A Sea of Color,” by Kathy Holland, as well as the mixed-media jewelry of Lynn Straka, one of the Art Market Gallery’s newest artists.

Kathy Holland I grew up enchanted and intrigued by the landscape around me: The undulating, mysterious, constantly changing forests, meadows, light, and weather of the central and southern Appalachians. Even in my travels to England, Scotland, and New Zealand I feel a pull toward similar terrain with an obviously dynamic geological past: Land masses folded by tectonics and molded by weather, moving water, and gravity. This sensibility goes with me on dives in tropical coral reefs. Vast amorphous schools of fish stretch before me like diaphanous scrims and recoil into biomorphic knots and vortices when threatened by predators. These shifting forms, the weather-like ocean currents, shafts and puddles of light, and a sense of weightlessness and distorted space form the framework for these new improvisational explorations of subtly morphing color relationships. Lynn Straka I am a mixed media jewelry artist and practicing small animal veterinarian. I began making natural and glass crystal beaded jewelry in about 2000, helping me through a tumultuous time. Jewelry making quickly became a second vocation, and I began selling my jewelry at craft shows. Ten years later I expanded my work and began to transition from stringing beads to creating my jewelry by letter and word stamping on sterling silver and copper. I opened an Etsy shop, making and selling personalized pendant necklaces, bridal gifts, and other unique pieces. At that time, I was self-taught, researching and learning technique and materials use on my own. I’ve always felt comfortable using small hand tools in these techniques, because the tools are similar to the tools I use in my veterinary surgical practice. In 2008, my husband and I moved to East Tennessee. I had always wanted to take my jewelry art more three-dimensional, and I wanted to learn to solder. I quickly realized that these techniques weren’t easily mastered by a simple video or book. I discovered Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and began taking yearly classes to develop my skills as an artist and metal worker. Having personal instruction reinforced my base knowledge and encouraged me to ask questions and troubleshoot subjects that have challenged me. I currently volunteer at Arrowmont regularly, which allows me to take courses regularly from a variety of expert instructors. The jewelry I make is adornment – created to produce joy to the wearer. Designs influenced by nature, they may evoke a memory, affirm a belief, or be an extension of the wearer’s personality. The common denominators of my work are texture and exercise in technique. Whether it is hand stamping designs or words, forging, creating three-dimensional forms, or impressing texture onto metal, each piece has its own one-of-a-kind, individual personality. The materials I Tellico Area’s First Choice for All of Your use most are sterling silver, Flooring & Cabinet Needs copper, and bronze, with semiprecious stone accents. Some of the materials are recycled or repurposed metal items that I have altered and incorporated into my jewelry. Typically they are Quality Carpeting Hardwood Flooring finished with an antiqued or aged patina to highlight their texture. Owned and operated by more than 60 professional regional artists, the Art Market Gallery, located at Ceramic Tile at 422 South Gay Street, is a Laminate Flooring few doors away from Mast General Store and next to Downtown Grill & Brewery. Hours are 11 am to 6 pm Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday, 11 am to 9 pm Friday, and 1 to 5 pm Sunday. Countertops KItchen & Bath Cabinets The gallery is wheelchair accessible, and parking in 35 Years of Prompt Professional Service the abutting garage and on Deal directly with Country Carpet’s owners. No commissioned sales people. the street is free on weekends and after 6 pm weekdays. For more information, call 865423-442-8860 525-5265 or visit artmarket3107 Hwy. 411 or www.facebook. Madisonville, TN 37354 com/Art.Market.Gallery. (Across from Sequoyah High School)

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July, 2018

Q&A from Our Financial Transitions e-Mailbag By Yvonne Marsh, CFP®, CPA

Question: Can I contribute to a Health Savings Account if my wife is on Medicare but I’m still working? Answer: You must be enrolled in a high-deductible health plan as a requirement to fund an HSA. Then yes, you can contribute up to $3,450 as an individual, plus an extra $1,000 assuming you are over age 55. The tax benefits of an HSA are triple: The contribution is tax deductible, the growth is tax-deferred, and the withdrawals are tax-free for qualified medical expenses. Pretty hard to beat! Question: I’m divorced after 22 years of marriage and want to retire next year when I’m 65. Can I claim Social Security under my ex-husband’s benefit and let mine keep growing until I’m 70? Answer: If you claim SS before your “full retirement age,” which for you is age 66, then the government looks at all of the benefits for which you are eligible – your ex-spousal benefit versus your own benefit – and gives you the greater of the two payments. However, if you were age 62 coming into 2016, and waited to retire until age 66, you would be in the grandfathered group that could claim an ex-spousal benefit and let your

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own keep growing. That option isn’t available for people not age 62 by January 1, 2016. Question: The markets are making me nervous. Do you have any tips on how to time the market to avoid losses? Answer: A better answer is to have a well-diversified portfolio that matches your personal tolerance for risk. Owning some mix of stocks versus bonds, spread across

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Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center Announces “Music in the Round” August 10th


he Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center recently announced that tickets are on sale for the “Music in the Round” concert on Friday, August

10th. “We are pleased that we are able to bring three nationally known and critically acclaimed singer/songwriters from Nashville to the Barn Event Center in Townsend through the efforts of longtime Heritage Center advocates and sponsors, Mary and Mike Crawford,” said Bob Patterson, Director of Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. Since 2015, this is the fourth “Music in the Round” benefit concert that has been hosted at the Barn Event Center courtesy of Debbie and Richard Way. The Townsend Community Choir, directed by Linda Gullufsen and accompanied by Sandra Headrick, will perform while guests arrive, followed by a beautiful buffet dinner prepared by the culinary staff at the Barn Event Center. Three nationally recognized singer/songwriters from Nashville will entertain guests and play the songs they have written and explain the stories and emotional background of their music for the rest of the evening.

Reservations are limited to 120 guests at $80 per guest for this exclusive and intimate concert. Doors open at 5:30 pm, the Townsend Community Choir performs at 6 pm, followed by dinner at 6:20 pm, and the singer/songwriters starting at approximately 7:15 pm. To reserve your seat, call 865-448-0044 Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. The singer/songwriters scheduled to appear include: Dave Gibson

Dave Gibson was born in El Dorado, Arkansas, and raised in Odessa, Texas. After cutting his teeth in the honky tonks, folk and blues bars of Chicago, the restless singer/songwriter was bent on making it. He landed a publishing deal with The Oak Ridge Boy’s company, Silverline Music, and began co-writing with a who’s who of hit makers. The industry soon began to take notice of this fledgling writer, and he started having hits with Steve Wariner, Joe Diffie, Confederate Railroad, Tanya Tucker, Alabama, Pam Tillis, and Montgomery Gentry. He earned six number ones, and Alabama’s “Juke Box in My Mind” stayed at number one for an impressive four weeks – the longest of their career. Dave teamed up with rocker Blue Miller, famed guitar player for the Bob Seger band, in 1990. The duo formed the GibProfessional Tax & Accounting Services Now son-Miller Band. They quickly racked up sell out with Two Convenient Offices to Serve You dates, received critical raves, and scored multiple top 10 hits, as well as a covOver 30 Years of Industrial / Small Business / eted Academy of Country Music Award for New VoPersonal Experience cal Group or Duo in 1993. Dave has just signed a new recording contract ~ SERVICES ~ with Right Recordings, the largest independent record • Individual & Business Tax • Financial Statement Preparation company in the UK. His debut album, “Good and Planning & Preparation • Payroll Getting Better,” has just • State Tax Returns • Quarterly Reports been released. His song, no pun intended, “The Frog • IRS Representation • W-2’s & 1099’s Song,” reached four weeks • Accounting / Bookkeeping • Sales Tax Returns at number one on the hot disc chart. Benita Hill

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Zoo Knoxville Elephants Tonka and Edie Now Meeting for Play Dates Z

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oo Knoxville’s African elephant male Tonka and female Edie have always been fond of each other, but after careful planning and preparation with an expert elephant behaviorist, the two friends finally got the chance to have a real play date in late May. Since their initial meeting, the pair has enjoyed regular play sessions where the very active Edie loves to engage Tonka in sparring, interactions on the sand pile, and sharing treats. These play dates also have another purpose. They allow zoo staff to assess Tonka’s behavior with females, possibly opening the door to future breeding opportunities through the African Elephant Species Survival Plan. This is a collaborative program of zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) working to save elephants from extinction. Tonka’s genetics are not represented in the North and South American populations, making him the most genetically valuable bull in the country for

breeding and a potentially important part of the future of elephant conservation. In Africa, an average of 96 elephants are killed each day to meet the demand for ivory. The ivory trade generates millions of dollars, which supports criminal syndicates that have been linked to extremist groups. The team of zoos that comprise the African Elephant Species Survival Plan are working to ensure a genetically healthy population in U.S. zoos while working with the Wildlife Conservation Society to protect wild elephant populations in Cameroon, Nigeria, and the Republic of Congo. Zoo Knoxville is a non-profit entity situated on 53 wooded acres just east of downtown Knoxville. Zoo Knoxville features exhibits of wild animals in natural habitats and is world renowned for its efforts in conservation and species survival. Zoo Knoxville is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is committed to the highest standards in animal

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Dollywood’s Summer Celebration Packed with Thrilling New Entertainment Options

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ollywood’s Season of Showstoppers continues with a sensational celebration that provides families more time to enjoy together at the award-winning vacation destination. Dollywood’s Summer Celebration (now through August 5) features extended park hours – 10 am to 10 pm daily – as well as a nightly fireworks spectacular, thrilling new entertainment, and the fun of Dollywood after dark! Families have several world-renowned entertainment options to keep them entertained during Dollywood’s Summer Celebration. International touring sensation DRUMLine LIVE visits the park with riveting rhythms, bold beats, and ear-grabbing energy. Developed by the consultants of the hit 2002 movie Drumline, the band featured in this exhilarating show creates a synchronized musical masterpiece for guests – it’s more than just the typical halftime performance! DRUMLine LIVE runs in Celebrity Theater through July 4. “Dollywood is the ultimate family theme park, and DRUMLine Live is the ultimate family show,” said Don Roberts, CEO and Director of DRUMLine Live. “We promise to offer the same excitement, energy, and exhilarating entertainment as any roller coaster in the park. I guarantee you’ve never seen anything like DRUMLine LIVE. We will have you on your feet by halftime. We want to thank Dolly Parton and the team at Dollywood for giving us this wonderful opportunity.” iLuminate, finalists on America’s Got Talent in 2011, bring their electrified glow-

in-the-dark costumes to DP’s Celebrity Theater to perform dynamic dance routines and illusions to thrill guests. iLuminate performs July 7-21. In addition to their third place result on AGT, iLuminate has toured the world from Egypt to Malaysia and has appeared on shows like Dancing with the Stars, X-Factor, Good Morning America, and Ellen. The group launched in 2009 and patented the mesmerizing technology used in their shows. They’ve performed alongside stars like Christina Aguilera, The Black Eyed Peas, David Guetta, and more and are excited to bring their talent to Dollywood. “iLuminate is very excited and honored to bring our unique dance performance technology to Dollywood this July,” said Miral Kotb, iLuminate creator. “We will be featuring new light suits and dances that have never been seen before while bringing back some audience favorites. Get ready for energetic and mesmerizing

New Exhibitions Opening at the Emporium Center on July 6


he Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from July 6-27. A reception will take place on Friday, July 6, from 5 to 9 pm as part of First Friday activities downtown to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition. “My Life, My Art in East Tennessee” in the Main Gallery “My Life, My Art in East Tennessee” is a juried exhibition developed to recognize local artists ages 50 and up. The exhibition will feature fine art works of all media works by local artists reflecting the theme “My Life, My Art in East Tennessee.” Works in the exhibitions may also be a reflection of community, family, and history in East Tennessee. About the artists with featured images: Phyllis Parrot is in her 90s. East Tennessee is her home, and she worked in Oak Ridge during World War II. Jim Griscom has only recently taken up art and painting. His favorite art teacher is local artist Jessica Gregory. “Iron Dreams” in the Balcony Gallery “Iron Dreams” is a show of hand-forged ironwork made by five metal workers in Tennessee. The show will focus on functional and sculptural ironwork for the home and garden. A diverse collection of work results from the unique style and expression of each artist. Featured artists include Joe Babb, Brad Greenwood, Abraham Pardee, Mike Rose, and Ryan T. Schmidt. Joe Babb has been a maker of things in various materials for his entire life, working in steel with forge and anvil for the past 40 years. He currently devotes most of his time to the design and production of custom ironwork. Abraham Pardee holds a BFA in Metals from the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN, has completed the Apprentice Program at the Metal Museum in Memphis, and has worked for several professional blacksmith shops across the country. He has exhibited work nationally and taught workshops, and he has managed his own blacksmithing studio, Pardee Metal, since 2016. Brad Greenwood is a full-time coppersmith and blacksmith in Anderson County. He belongs to two professional guilds: The Clinch River Blacksmith Guild (CRBG) and the Appalachian Area Chapter of Blacksmiths (AACB). He hand crafts custom pieces in his own forge, utilizing the same techniques perfected throughout centuries by masters of the trade. Mike Rose’s work is a combination of traditional blacksmithing and sculptural expression. He has smithed for more than 40 years, including 25 as Master Smith at Dollywood theme park and eight years as Professor of Fine Arts at Pellissippi State College. Ryan T. Schmidt lives and manages his metal art studio and shop surrounded by the Daniel Boone National Park in historic Cumberland Gap. He learned the art of blacksmithing from William Brock, a traditional blacksmith and the owner of Rusted Bird Studio. Schmidt is a proud member of the Clinch River Blacksmith Guild (CRBG), Appalachian Area Chapter of Blacksmiths (AACB), and Artist-Blacksmith’s Association of North America (ABANA).

Phyllis Parrot

Emily Shane

Photo by Wes Ramsey at The Dollywood Company

performances that you and your family will remember for years to come!” Speed painter, Ricardo Barazza, astonishes Dollywood guests during his show PaintJam, an innovative and mesmerizing show which runs the entirety of Summer Celebration. Barazza creates stunning works of art on a spinning 360-degree canvas while he dances and moves throughout the performance. A new evening show called Nighttime Experience gives guests reason to rock well in to the night. Some of Dollywood’s best daytime performers offer a fresh, new show highlighted by their interpretations of today’s hottest hits! Guests shouldn’t miss these 13 singers/dancers and five live musicians as they put on a concert for the ages! The show takes place July 25 through August 8. Every evening during Summer Celebration ends with Dolly’s Nights of Many Colors, a thrilling fireworks extrav-

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aganza synchronized to music. It’s story time again as The Little Engine Playhouse showcases three favorite books from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, including Coat of Many Colors, based on Parton’s newest children’s book. Coat of Many Colors and Pretend by Jennifer Plecas feature sing-along songs that kids of all ages will enjoy. Everyone’s favorite, The Little Engine That Could, comes to the stage with a delightful reminder of what can happen with just a little bit of determination. While Dollywood guests have an amazing amount of entertainment options to enjoy during their visit, they also can experience the park’s award-winning rides in a completely different environment. Once the sun sets, Dollywood’s trademark attractions, like Wild Eagle, Lightning Rod, and Thunderhead, provide a unique experience for those who climb aboard. These rides thrill guests who race through the summer night with no idea which way the track will turn next! A range of tasty new dining options also highlight Dollywood’s Summer Celebration, including savory jambalaya with shrimp and andouille sausage, chicken and beef skewers over rice pilaf, and flavorful street tacos. Festival-exclusive dessert offerings include blackberry cobbler, churros, and strawberries and cream. For more information about Dollywood’s Summer Celebration, call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD or visit For show schedules, park maps, and more, download the Dollywood App.

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Work by Michelle Barillaro, Viktoria Cubbedge, and Emily Shane in the Display Case Michelle Barillaro, a 2018-2019 Bailey Grant recipient, will display paintings and jewelry. She has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She works mostly in abstract using pastels, paint, and charcoal. Viktoria Cubbedge will display four dolls that are made of air-dried clay, acrylic paints, pastels, fabrics, leather, vintage elements, and fabric. She was born and raised in Ukraine and has received degrees in library sciences and exhibition management. She worked as a photographer for almost 20 years. She lives in Seymour and has been making dolls for one year. Emily Shane, a 2018-2019 Bailey Grant recipient, has always been drawn to color and bold graphic design. Ten years ago she ran across three boxes of books destined for the landfill and decided to do something with them. She’s been making art with vintage hardback book covers and ephemera ever since. Inspired by nature, textile design, pop/op art, photography, and films, she uses a variety of tools to cut, shape, and arrange her materials into works of depth, balance, and symmetry.

Viktoria Cubbedge

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Marcia Moffett: Summer Time Fun! on the North Wall Marcia Moffett graduated from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1981 with a BFA in Commercial Art. During this time, she concentrated on acrylics and later expanded to poetry and calligraphy. She has also experimented with collage, watercolor, and mixed media to create unique and original paintings. Her current work has vibrant colors, stylized realism, and abstract forms that were not seen in earlier paintings. “Short Sleeve Pants, Socks Are Optional” by Rodney Yardley in the Atrium Rodney Yardley has walked the streets of Knoxville for nearly 45 years, most of the time alone, usually in short pants, and generally with no socks. He believes he may be the original “free range kid.” The exhibition showcases his photography of Knoxville. The exhibitions are on display at the Emporium Center, located at 100 S. Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm. Please note that the Emporium will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, for the holiday. For more information, contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at 865-523-7543 or visit


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efore I get started, I want you to go outside and walk around your yard and take stock. What is going on out there? Are your plants happy or stressed? Overgrown or manageable? Insect and disease infested or healthy? If you keep a close watch on things, you can prevent a small problem from becoming a big problem. Take steps to remedy any little issues you find. Now that you have that out of the way, let’s talk about summer plants. This summer is starting out as one of those super-hot, energy sucking seasons that turns most gardeners into couch potatoes. You may be finding that some of the flowers that looked lovely in the spring months are looking a little bedraggled now. It’s no big deal! Compost that sucker and try again. Here are some plants that you may want to replace them with because they take the heat like a champ. To save space, I have only listed a few, so don’t hesitate to call if you have questions about others. Annuals » Angelonia – If you want a relatively tall, bushy plant that flowers all summer, this is it. The flower spikes are great as a “thriller” in a container or planted individually in a bed. Plants will re-bloom quicker if deadheaded, but it isn’t critical. » Lantana – This is probably the toughest plant we sell. Once established, it will bloom for the rest of the summer! Some are tall, and some are spreading. Some will come back next year. All are deer and rabbit resistant. Remember that the leaves cause an allergic reaction in some people, and the little black berries they produce in the fall are toxic. » Purslane/Portulaca – These succulents are related and very drought tolerant. They will bloom all summer and stay nice

in the Garden and compact if you deadhead them. Some may reseed and come back next year. Although they are listed as a weed in some garden books, I say that one person’s weed is another person’s wildflower! » Flowering vinca – No, this isn’t the same as the Vinca vine. It is a brightly colored flower that resembles an impatien and is sometimes called a Madagascar periwinkle. It thrives in hot, dry areas but will not take damp soil. It carries a bacterium in its roots and should not be planted in the same place year after year. » Wax begonia – These are the flowers that you see planted everywhere in big beds. The dark leafed varieties take the sun and the green leafed ones are for shade. They will sometimes wilt if they get too dry but will perk right back up when watered (unless you dried them to a crackly crunch, of course). Perennials » Coneflower – This little guy is available in many colors other than purple and is very tough! Some varieties are native here, and all are attractive to pollinators. Some are tall, and some are short. I love them, but some dogs (like my Great Pyrenees) will eat them. It won’t hurt the dog, but my Molly eats it to the ground and kills the plant! » Coreopsis – This grows as a bright yellow weed along the highway. There are many new cultivars in other colors, and all are very sturdy. » Rudbeckia – Black-eyed-Susan is the other name for these, and they are a tough species. The clumps will spread every year, and they have a nice long bloom time. Goldstrum is the most prevalent, but Toto is a smaller variety that is nice. » Salvia – Often called Sage, these are available in several colors and sizes. May Night is our top seller. Black and Blue is stunning with deep blue blooms. Pineap-




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UT Gardens’ Plant of the Month: Elephant Ears Photo courtesy J. Reeves, UTIA

By Carol Reese, UT Extension Western Region Ornamental Horticulture Specialist


any southern gardeners grew up with an “ordinary” green elephant ear (Colocasia esculenta) in the landscape, hardly worth a second glance. As more savvy gardeners became aware of the roles foliage textures play in a well-designed landscape, plants with large leaves were more appreciated. The movement morphed into a deservedly popular theme of creating a landscape with a bold tropical feel, and new forms of elephant ear began to appear in the marketplace. Even in colder parts of the country folks were willing to dig them and store in protected sites during winter or simply purchase them new each summer. Breeders responded with a surge of cultivars displaying black, chartreuse, or even variegated foliage. Most are not hardy beyond zone 8, but a few have demonstrated their hardiness through zone 7 unless the winter is particularly severe. ‘Black Magic’ was the first of the forms with dramatically dark foliage, which can range from purplish to truly glossy black forms such as ‘Black Coral’ and ‘Diamond Head’. If hardiness is desired, the form called ‘Illustris’ is often persistent through zone 7, and well-sited plants can even spread from the original plants so much as to be considered aggressive! Illustris does not present the solid dark leaf some prefer, with its bright green veins radiating from the center of the leaf. It is also not going to be as large as some of the other varieties, either in leaf size or in height. For the gardener who wants a tall form, seek out the 6-footer called ‘Big Dipper’. The large leaves are supported by dramatic dark stems and cup upwards to form a shallow bowl. A leaf may fill gradually with water during a light rain with no wind, until the weight of the water bends the stem just enough to dump its load. ‘Coffee Cups’ has even more steeply cupped leaves, which expose the gorgeous dark veins on the leaf underside. It is much less hardy, however, while ‘Big Dipper’ may overwinter where well sited in zone 7. Veins are the excitement in other cultivars such as the green-leafed form with richly purple veins called ‘Blue Hawaii’. ‘Elena’ has bright chartreuse leaves, with cranberry veins and a lovely delicate cranberry edge to the leaves. ‘Chicago Harlequin’ has crazy striped stems as its claim to fame, while ‘Mojito’ sports bright green leaves richly splashed and speckled with black. For a gee-whiz, good-golly, take-a-lookat-that-plant reaction, it’s got to be ‘Thailand Giant’ (Colocasia gigantea). With plenty of water and nutrients, this plant may reach 9 feet in height with leaves that measure individually at 5 feet in length and 4 feet in width. For best success with elephant ears other than ‘Thailand Giant,’ generosity with water and nutrients also holds true. These tropical plants love moisture and nutrients, so while they don’t re-

A private specimen of ‘Thailand Giant’ on display in the Jackson, Tennessee, area

quire a lot for survival, they will richly reward the gardener with a lavish hand. They can be grown in sun or light shade but suffer in a hot sunny site if not given plenty of water. In fact, most of the C. esculenta are happy in wet sites, and good for pond margins, but be aware that C. gigantea will rot in these wet sites. You can find various specimens of elephant ears on display at all of the UT Gardens sites: Knoxville, Jackson, and Crossville. The gardener should be warned these plants can be addictive. One leads to another and another... The UT Gardens include plant collections located in Knoxville, Jackson, and Crossville. Designated as the official botanical garden for the State of Tennessee, the collections are part of the UT Institute of Agriculture. The Gardens’ mission is to foster appreciation, education, and stewardship of plants through garden displays, educational programs, and research trials. The Gardens are open during all seasons and free to the public. For more information, visit

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We are constantly in need of pet foster parents. Fostering a pet can be short- or long-term. When you foster an animal, you are providing it a loving home and a chance to socialize with humans and perhaps other pets. You, in return, receive the reward of the unconditional love of a pet. It’s a worthwhile experience. Please contact the Monroe County Animal Shelter at 423-442-1015. Also, meet Willie, our other pet of the week. He’s a big handsome domestic shorthair mix, a male who just celebrated his 2nd birthday. He’s a gentle cat that loves affection and a nice perch to watch what’s going on outside. Did you know this trait makes a good watch cat? Cats have excellent vision and react with a focused stare and perhaps some tail movement if something is spotted. If you look where a cat is intently looking, you will likely find something; maybe something you should be aware of? Willie gets along well with other cats, dogs, and children. He is litter trained, and while he enjoys his meals inside, he does appreciate the freedom to enjoy some fresh air. Sadly, his family has moved into an apartment that does not allow pets, so Willie is looking for a new family to love (and watch out for). All animals adopted are spayed or neutered, have age appropriate vaccinations and testing, and are microchipped with registration. Cats are litter box trained. The adoption fee is $40 if over 2 years old and $50 if under 2. Please remember their true purrrsonality may not show in the shelter environment. They may be uncomfortable or scared, so take time to pet them while they are still in their condo and let them get used to you before you pick him/her up. Please come visit all of our cats and kittens. The Monroe County Animal Shelter is located at 170 Kefauver Lane in Madisonville (behind Walmart) and is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 am to 4:30 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm. The shelter is closed Sunday and Monday. Call 423-442-1015 or check out all available pets on our website at www. Have you been to the MCFA Thrift Store run by volunteers of the Monroe County Animal Friends of Animals at 884 Englewood Street in Madisonville (next to Douglas Cherokee)? If you haven’t been for a while, you might be missing out on some tremendous bargains. New merchandise arrives daily and is priced to move. Clothing, shoes, furniture, kitchenware, bedding, appliances, books – we’ve got it all. Proceeds go to help the homeless animals of Monroe County. Shopping hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Volunteers are always welcome. Spring cleaning? Donations are greatly appreciated and accepted Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 3:30 pm. Please do not call the shelter.

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he Sunset Arts & Music Festival celebrates creativity through music, art, and food. There will be live music, art and craftsmen vendors, food trucks, and beer ($5 per serving). The music lineup includes The Delights String Quartet, Blue Mother Tupelo, and JD McPherson. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for ages 13-17, $5 for ages 12 and under, and free for age 65+. Those age 15 and under must have a paid adult present with them at the festival. For those age 65+, you do not have to reserve a ticket. Just show your ID at the gate to receive your wristband.

Please no outside food, drinks, or tents. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome, and pets on leashes are allowed. All proceeds for this event will go to benefit SCHAS, a non-profit organization whose mission is to help the elderly and the disabled stay safely in their homes and provide respite for their families with kind, trained, in-home caregivers. This event will go to support the SCHAS Sliding Scale Fee fund program. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Beyond Reading, Writing & Arithmetic


he three Rs known to all of us as the foundation of a successful education for youngsters, we at the Good Neighbors Shoppe in conveniently located Lenoir City have added a fourth R: Resource. Since our launch in 2001, and following the inspiration and vision of our founders, Gene and Roberta Burwell, the Good Neighbors Shoppe has provided more than $3 million in financial donations to Loudon County organizations – many of which are focused on education and students. Believing that our children represent the future of our nation, we believe it is necessary to contribute to their potential for success. That’s why we have and continue to support numerous worthwhile organizations dedicated to the education and welfare of our kids, including: » School grants » Scholarships » Boys & Girls Club of Loudon County » Children’s Advocacy Center » Loudon County Education Foundation » Weekend Food For Kids » Young Life » Technology Access Project

» Lenoir City Graduation Project » Loudon County Health Improvement Council » Backpack Project We are proud of our contributions to not only these special organizations that have had such a positive impact on our area young people, but the Good Neighbors Shoppe also helps in other ways as well. Parents of school-age children appreciate our kids’ apparel area, where mom and dad can dress their youngsters for school at just a fraction of the cost of the “big box” clothing stores. And these savings really add up when you consider just how fast kids grow. To our area youngsters, their parents, and all of the organizations that serve them, thank you for allowing us to help you help our kids. And to all of our donors and hundreds of volunteers, a special thank you for helping the Good Neighbors Shoppe make a difference in the lives and the futures of the young people throughout Loudon County. Good Neighbors Shoppe

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oving to Tellico Village has been one of the best decisions we’ve made, and choosing Keener Homes to build our dream retirement home was also a great decision.

We had built five homes previously, so we knew what was important in selecting a builder, particularly since we would be building long distance. Once we purchased our lot in 2013, we traveled to Tellico several times for several years to meet and interview builders. Fortunately, we met Kit during one of our first trips, and we found ourselves comparing each of the other six builders to Keener Homes. During those trips, we were able to walk through a number of Kit’s homes in various stages of construction both in Tellico Village and in Rarity Bay. The quality and attention to detail was evident in all his homes, regardless if the home was in the $200,000 range or in the million dollar range. During one trip, we attended an open house for a new builder and met a couple who volunteered that they had built with Kit Keener and invited us to see their home. Listening to an unsolicited description of their positive building experience with Kit spoke volumes to us. After seeing his homes, comparing him with other builders, and speaking with his clients, we knew selecting Kit was the right decision. We frequently say we love Kit Keener and the Keener Home team, and recently, someone asked us why we think so highly of them. There is not one reason, but many reasons. Kit Keener and the Keener Homes team have met and exceeded every expectation, and we had none of the pain points we have experienced with prior builds. They are very organized, which was especially important in making the best use of our time when we traveled here for inspections and/or product selections. Kit spent a lot of time with us learning what was important to us and making suggestions that improved our ideas. Kit and Krisha communicated on a regular basis, so we knew what was happening and when. When something was in question, Kit asked our opinion rather than just proceeding. He was gracious in making changes during the building process when we had a request. His tradespeople are highly skilled and do exceptional work, and his vendors have good selections available. He delivered everything he said he would and more. He and Krisha have been equally helpful even after we closed, and they have been very quick to address any punch-list issues. We would readily choose Kit if we were to build again. So you see why we always say, ‘We love our builder, Keener Homes.’” – Joe & Freddie Jacob | 865-458-1759 218 Lakeside Plaza, Loudon, TN 37774

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East Tennessee Mountain Views July 2018 Edition  
East Tennessee Mountain Views July 2018 Edition