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The Story of Music City Nashville, Tennessee

Volume 19, No. 9, Section A



September 2019

rom its very beginnings, Nashville grew from a foundation built on music. Music has been the common thread connecting the life and soul of the city and its people. And visitors have ventured here to experience the music that weaves such a fundamental pattern in its cultural, business, and social fabric.

The Beginning

Nashville’s earliest settlers celebrated in the late 1700s with fiddle tunes and buck dancing after safely disembarking on the shores of the Cumberland River. Nashville’s first “celebrity,” the noted frontiersman and Congressman Davy Crockett, was known far and wide for his colorful stories and fiddle playing.

where it stayed until 1974. Country Music Hall of Fame stars Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, George Jones, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, and Elvis all performed at the Opry on the Ryman stage for the first time. In 1925, the establishment of radio station WSM and its launch of the broadcast that would be called the Grand Ole Opry further secured Nashville’s reputation as a musical center and sparked its durable nickname of Music City. The Opry, still staged live every week, is America’s longest-running radio show, in continuous production for more than 90 years. It ignited the careers of hundreds of country stars and lit the fuse for Nashville to explode into a geographic center for touring and recording. The modern-day empire of Music Row, a collection of recording studios, record labels, entertainment offices, and other music-associated businesses, populates the area around 16th and 17th Avenues South. In December 1945, when Bill Monroe played his mandolin at the Ryman with Lester Flatt playing guitar, Chubby Wise on fiddle, and Howard Watts on bass, a new musical genre of bluegrass music was created on the famous stage. Banjo player Earl Scruggs later joined the group. Today the Ryman celebrates 125 years as one of the most famous concert venues in America where stars who normally play arenas and even stadiums perform in the 2,362-seat venue. The long list of famous Ryman performers includes Bruce Springsteen, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, The Foo Fighters, Aretha Franklin, Jack White, James Brown, Neil

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Historic Venues

The most famous music venue in Nashville, the Ryman Auditorium, was built in 1892 when riverboat captain Tom Ryman completed what was originally named the ”Union Gospel Tabernacle.” When it opened, it was the largest auditorium south of the Ohio River. It is nicknamed the “Carnegie Hall of the South” and attracts musicians and fans from all across the world. The Ryman has received Pollstar magazine’s prestigious “Theater of the Year” award seven times in the past 10 years as the best auditorium in the nation to experience live music. The Fisk Jubilee Singers were one of the first musical concerts in the building, which was renamed in honor of Captain Ryman after his death in 1904. The Ryman was managed by Lula Naff from 1904-1955, and she booked the top musical acts of the era in the building, including Marian Anderson, Caruso, Sandra Bernhardt, Louis Armstrong, John Philip Sousa, and Nat King Cole. In 1943, it was Lula Naff who brought the Grand Ole Opry (which started in 1925) into the Ryman every weekend

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The Name of Music City

As the 1800s unfolded, Nashville grew to become a national center for music publishing. The first around-the-world tour by a musical act was by the Fisk Jubilee Singers from Nashville’s Fisk University. Their efforts helped fund the school’s mission of educating freed slaves after the Civil War – and also put Nashville on the map as a global music center. In fact, upon playing for the Queen of England, the queen stated the Fisk Jubilee Singers must come from the “Music City.”

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Diamond, and Diana Ross. The Ryman is also open for daily tours where visitors can stand on its famous stage, watch a film of the history of the building, view clothes of Opry performers, and see Ryman memorabilia.

How the Legacy Continues

Nashville has also long been known as the “Songwriting Capital of the World.” Songwriters from all across the globe come to Music City to learn the art and share their passion of songwriting. The famous Bluebird Cafe showcases songwriters performing their original music in an intimate “in the round” setting that was created in Nashville and allows them to share the stories of inspiration behind their songs. Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), which fosters the art of songwriting and works to protect artists’

rights, is headquartered here. The annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival puts these songwriters somewhere they’re not use to being: In the spotlight. During the course of five days, more than 300 songwriters perform at venues around town. In recent years, cable television has broadcast Music City’s stars and music to the world. CMT and GAC have taken country music to a new level of acclaim and recognition. The gospel music series hosted by Nashville’s Bobby Jones on Black Entertainment Television was cable’s longest-running program. Bobby Jones Gospel came to an end in 2017 after 37 successful years. Nashville has also become a hub for pop, rock, bluegrass, Americana, jazz, classical, contemporary Christian, blues, and soul continued on page 2A ...

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music. Rolling Stone recently gave Nashville the title of “Best Music Scene.” Artists like Robert Plant, Kid Rock, Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, and Michael Buble, among many others, have come to Music City to write and record. Names like Kings of Leon, Justin Timberlake, The Black Keys, Keith Urban, Michael McDonald, Keb’ Mo’, Sheryl Crow, Paramore, Hot Chelle Rae, and Jack White have chosen to call Nashville home. Nashville is home to United Record Pressing, North America’s largest volume producing vinyl record plant. Opened in 1949, United Record Pressing has pressed vinyl records for everyone from Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, and The Beatles to Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, and Ludacris. The Schermerhorn Symphony Center, home to the renowned, GRAMMY award-winning Nashville Symphony, anchors the downtown end of the recently designated Music Mile. The Music Mile is a symbolic stretch of roadway connecting the $123 million Symphony Center with the music district of Music Row, the vibrant new entertainment venues on

Demonbreun Street, the Frist Art Museum, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Music City Walk of Fame, and the Bridgestone Arena. The Music Mile perfectly illustrates how the music of Music City is indeed a common thread throughout the business, cultural, and entertainment sectors of Nashville. Live music can be seen and heard every day and night of the week in Nashville. The world-famous honky tonks, located on Broadway, offer free live music 365 days a year. And with more than 180 music venues around town, ranging from large arenas and concert halls to small clubs and featuring nearly every genre of music, it’s easy to see why this is the city that “music calls home.” Nashville’s connection to music is unequaled, and its reputation as Music City has been consistently proven for more than 200 years. Welcome to the city where music is written, recorded, and performed every single day. Welcome to Music City. For more information, visit www.

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elcome to the September 2019 edition of East Tennessee’s Mountain Views. Our publication’s goal is to be the most comprehensive source of information for those that reside in the area as well as those who are looking to relocate to the area. Future articles will highlight the beautiful Smoky Mountain region - its scenery and points of interest as well as its history. We also will provide articles that will acclimate you to the area and give you information that will benefit you personally. We hope you enjoy our publication!

Publisher & Editor, Judy Irmen Sales & Marketing Director, Tom Irmen Serving residents and out-of-state property owners of Tellico Village, Kahite, Rarity Bay, Windriver, Rarity Meadows, Avalon Golf Community, ConKinnon, Miller’s Landing, Harbour Place, Tellico Harbor, Foothills Pointe, Thunder Pointe, Tennessee National, Willow Creek, Telliquah Preserve, The Cascades, The Meadows and Lakeview Farms. East Tennessee’s Mountain Views is published monthly. P.O. Box 432, Vonore, TN 37885 For advertising information contact East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, LLC at 865-856-6463 Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm Website: E-Mail: East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, LLC does not accept any responsibility or liability for the content of, promises made, or the quality/reliability of the products or services offered by third part advertisements contained in this publication. © 2001-2019 East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, LLC

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September Highlights From the Publisher

or me, September brings a few things to mind such as cooler temperatures, colorful foliage, and fall festivals. The Smoky Mountains are especially striking during this season, which is why visitors travel to our area to enjoy our special corner of Tennessee. September begins with the Labor Day weekend signaling symbolically the end of summer. Labor Day is a day that is dedicated to the achievements of American workers and the contributions they make to the strength and prosperity of our country. In this edition of East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, we are pleased to highlight an entrepreneur and pharmacist who is following through on her decades-long dream of launching a totally new concept in pharmaceutical care. Ellen Phillips and her team invite you to experience believeRX, a pharmacy that is designed to help you “Live Your Best Life.” Ellen and her vision for believeRX is a great example of what we celebrate on Labor Day. We applaud Ellen and all the businesses that our magazine represents. You are the future of our nation, and we celebrate your efforts. Finally, I would be remiss if I did not mention another September day in our history – September 11. We at East Tennessee’s Mountain Views will always remember those that were lost on that fateful day and those that suffered losses. Let’s not forget this now historic day that changed everything. So enjoy September and the coming of the fall season. And yes, September in East Tennessee also means football! Let’s cheer our Vols on to victory!

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he Community Garden dinner is one of the most anticipated events of the year in Rarity Bay. Selling out in less than 24 hours, we reached our maximum limit for the event immediately. The dinner was held in the beautiful setting of the Rarity Bay Country Club. The tables were decorated with garden flowers and fresh thyme, giving the overall feel of the event a fresh garden look.     With more than 120 pounds of produce from the garden, our chef and culinary team did a fantastic job creating  a mouth-watering five-course meal for our members. The menu featured cold cucumber soup, sweet and spicy shrimp stir fry, grilled steak and ratatouille, tomato pie, and decadent chocolate eggplant torte. Each course received raving reviews. After the final course, the chef and wait staff received and applause from the audience for a job well done.    We are so thankful for the many hardworking gardeners that contribute their time and efforts into making the community garden a beautiful asset to our he Athens Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to community. A heartfelt thank you specifically goes the Farnsworths, Baumerts, announce that Jack Nicklaus will be the speaker for Bredefelds, McGinnises, Alexanders, Langhoffs, and Mayfields for their conour annual benefit on June 27, 2020. Tickets will go tributions in helping make the Community Garden Dinner a success at Rarity on sale September 3, and tables and VIP sponsorships are Bay. We look forward to what the garden brings us next year! also available. For more information, call the chamber at 423-745-0334 or email No name is more synonymous with greatness in the sport of golf than the name Jack Nicklaus, and no single person has changed the face of the sport more than Jack Nicklaus – the player, the designer, the philanthropist, and the good-will ambassador. Jack’s competitive career spanned five decades, and his legend has been built with 120 professional tournament victories worldwide and a record 18 professional major-championship titles (six Masters, five PGA Championships, four U.S. Opens, three British Opens). The legacy Jack has left as a player can be rivaled only by the legacy he is leaving as a golf-course designer, businessman, and philanthropist. Jack was voted the 2017 Golf Course Designer of the Year, 2014 Architect of the Year, and many more. He was also recognized with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America’s highest honor, The Old Tom Morris Award. Jack has been involved in the design of more than 300 courses open for play worldwide, and his thriving business, Nicklaus Design, has more than 415 courses open for play worldwide, which are represented in 45 countries and 40 states. Jack and his wife, Barbara, have a long history of involvement in numerous charitable activities, from junior golf to children’s hospitals to several scholarship foundations. Jack and Barbara are the guiding light for the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation, which supports numerous pediatric health-care services in South Florida, as well as nationally, and has raised almost $100 million since its inception in 2004. Residing in North Palm Beach, FL, since 1965 and in the same home they have lived since 1970, Jack and Barbara Nicklaus are parents to five children and grandparents to 22.


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September 13: Rarity Bay Country Club 25th Anniversary Celebration from 5:30 to 8:30 pm

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How to Launch a Legionnaire of the Year Nuclear Warhead During the Cold War

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Warren Sanders (left) has been selected as this year’s “Legionnaire of the Year” for his outstanding contributions to the community and American Legion Post 256. Presenting the award is Post 256 Vice Commander, Bob Leary (right).

After his briefing, American Legion member, Jim Rogers, received a thank you and an American Legion coffee cup from the Vice Commander of Post 256, Bob Leary.


By James Patterson

he Titan II rocket was a second-generation, two stage, silo-stored, silo-launched, liquid propelled Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, or ICBM, that carried a nuclear warhead. When launched, it was specifically designed to fly to another continent. This rocket was stored in a hardened underground silo and was ready to launch at all times by military personnel who were also located in those underground silos. The rocket was developed at a time referred to as the Cold War between the United States and the former Soviet Union from the 1940s until about 1991. These rockets were set to launch only through

some very interrogate and precise launch procedures and only through a very short chain of command. Jim Rogers’ military service involved him in that process, where his training was so vital to a launch that only a few military commanders were between him and the President of the United States. At a recent American Legion meeting of Post 256, Mr. Rogers gave his fellow Legionnaires very explicate and detailed history of the method and procedures to launch a missile with a nuclear warhead. Veterans are invited to join Post 256 for more of these types of informative briefings. For more information about the American Legion, visit

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o you ever wish you could have more time to talk to your doctor to ask him or her questions? To discuss holistic options that you’ve been hearing about? At least once a year, CHEO brings you that very opportunity through our Integrative Doctor Panel! Our panel of expert integrative doctors come ready to empower YOU by listening and responding to your questions and thoughts. 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 wholistic and integrative wellness. CHEO provides the community with many opportunities to discover pathways to well-being. For more information, call Diane Minch at 423-884-6031 or visit Directions to Rarity Bay: From I-75, exit #72, which is Hwy 72, towards and through Loudon for exactly 13 miles. Turn left into Rarity Bay. From Hwy 411, go west on Hwy 72 for 2.5 miles. Make a right turn at the Rarity Bay entrance. The Community Activity Center is the second building on the right.

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As far as shameless, self promoting plugs are concerned, The Village Salon is proud to once again accept Nextdoor Tellico Village’s Neighborhood Favorite award for Best Brian K. Whitehead Hair Salon, as well as Managing Partner Best Nail Salon for 2019. The Village Salon Hopefully everyone will forgive me for being so The Village Salon proud of our teammates for 222 Village Square all the hard work and dedicain Tellico Village tion that goes into receiving 865-458-9332 such an award. Facebook is another social media outlet that can provide you with access into the inner workings of a salon before you decide to visit. Many Facebook pages include links to menus of prices, hours of operation, and oftentimes photographs of their work. Our salon also uses its Facebook page to announce winter weather closings and special vendor events, and many people find this kind of modern instant access convenient. As the age of smartphones and personal data devices continues, we are left with little choice but to get on board and keep up with the rapidly advancing world or risk being left behind. So check out the social media outlets that may be helpful when you are choosing a provider, and good luck with your own social studies.

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Chalk Walk at the Tennessee Valley Fair September 8 • 12 to 4 pm


rom Market Square all the way to the Tennessee Valley Fair, the Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk is making another appearance this fall with a day-long chalk festival celebrating the 100th anniversary of the fair! Chalk Walk will transform the sidewalks at Patriot Circle (near the Bandstand) into brilliant canvases for the region’s most talented professional and youth artists. The event will take place on Sunday, September 8, from 12 to 4 pm, with an awards ceremony immediately following. Want to participate? Space is very limited, so visit

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chalk-walk-tennessee-valley-fair to apply today. We will accept applications on a rolling basis until all spots are filled. If you are not selected, we hope you will apply to Chalk Walk on Market Square this spring. (Application opens September 17, so mark your calendar!) A special award will be presented to the artist that best incorporates a “fair” theme into their work (i.e. cotton candy, ferris wheel, bandstand). Also, don’t miss the First Tennessee Fun Zone! where children of all ages can pick up free chalk and create their very own sidewalk masterpieces!

CHEO Presents a Special Showing of the Docu-Series Remedy:

“Ancient Medicines for Modern Illness” - Brain Health September 18 at 6:15 at the Lenoir City Welcome Center


pisode 4 is all about herbs for enhanced brain health. A number of green medicines that are extremely effective for the cognitive challenges that many struggle with, like foggyheadedness, poor memory, lack of clarity and focus, ADHD, and feelings of being scattered will be explored. We will also be going into borderline miraculous herbs for the more serious brain ailments like MS, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, you will hear amazing healing stories from real people who overcame all odds and reversed severe conditions like MS and others. Very powerful stuff! Please arrive at 6:15 so we can begin promptly. A short discussion will follow, time permitting. 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 wholistic and integrative wellness. CHEO provides the community with many opportunities to discover pathways to well-being. For more information, call Diane Minch at 423-884-6031 or visit Directions to Loudon 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 Visitor’s Bureau and park behind the building. Enter through lower level back door.

Reclaim Your Tile & Grout Floors

September, 2019, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views • 9A


By christina Fitzwilliam, Co-Owner of Surface Doc, Inc.

f your floors are dingy no matter how much you clean them, we can help! Did you know that the more often you clean your tile and grout floors, the dingier and dirtier they appear? Over time, dirt and contaminants are absorbed into the porous surfaces of your floor. Cleaning chemicals often have the same effect. Your floor acts as a sponge and absorbs all sorts of foreign matter and locks it deep within where no amount of scrubbing will help its appearance. The unsuspecting homeowner will often try all sorts of cleaning chemicals in hopes of success, all the while making it worse. Sadly, traditional cleaning methods simply are not able to extract the grime that is embedded in your surfaces. If you are wondering how dirty your floors really are, simply compare the grout in an unused corner to the rest of the floor. You may be shocked.

restoration, as well as carpet restoration. The estimate is free, and the service is affordable and effective. Visit to see before and after photos, as well as streaming videos of John’s cleaning tools in action. Give Surface Doc a call today to request a free,

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It takes a three-step process to extract the grime embedded below the surface. High heat opens the pores in your floor. Powerful suction draws the dirt out to be whisked away. High pressure and a quality emulsifier are also needed to complete the process of removing all the junk below the surface. ONLY the perfect combination of heat, extraction, and pressure will be effective. Many homeowners opt to have their newly cleaned floors sealed. Surface Doc’s sealer provides the ultimate protection for most hard surfaces, including natural stone floors, tile and grout, and concrete. The sealer’s molecules penetrate deep within and bond permanently together, creating a deep barrier of protection. John and his crew are experts at cleaning inside and out. They can tackle the biggest jobs, from kitchens and bathrooms to the driveway, pool, and deck. Surface Doc has become the leader in this area for hard surface

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Dollywood Announces Job Fairs for Balance of Season

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ith summer coming to a close, two of Dollywood’s biggest festivals are just weeks away. And as many of the students and teachers who served as Dollywood hosts this summer are back in class, several open positions are available across the park’s operating teams. Upcoming job fairs provide anyone looking for a fun and exhilarating place to work an opportunity to join the team just in time for Dollywood’s Harvest Festival (September 27 through November 2) and Smoky Mountain Christmas (November 9 through January 4). Several job fairs will be held, with the largest set for Saturday, September 14, from 10 am to 2 pm at Smokies Stadium. An additional fair takes place Thursday, September 19, from 3 to 6 pm at Sevier Air (266 Collier Drive in Sevierville). Positions are available for the remainder of the 2019 operating season, including part-time positions, which are perfect for applicants looking to earn a little extra money

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for the Christmas holidays. Applicants must be 15 years of age or older. Positions are available on several teams like Dollywood’s foods and merchandise teams, as well as park operations positions, including attractions, ticketing, transportation, house and grounds, and more. Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa also has a number of openings available, including cooks, food service, and housekeeping positions. Interested applicants may view opportunities, as well as job descriptions and basic requirements for each position, at Applicants must signify their interest in a position by following the online instructions to complete the application process. Applicants are encouraged to apply online first. They will be contacted to schedule an interview appointment following the completion of their online application. If unable to apply online, technical support will be available on site.

Photos by Wes Ramey, courtesy of The Dollywood Company

Fair at Smokies Stadium among opportunities for fall, winter employment at award-winning park

In addition to job fair information, new job opportunities always are posted throughout the year at www. The Dollywood Company employees receive a variety of unique benefits, including access to the Dollywood Family Healthcare Center, along with complimentary Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country admission for family and friends. Employees also take part in Dollywood’s Park Perks program, which provides free or reduced admission to a large number of regional attractions, theaters, and experiences. A comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision, is available for qualified fulltime employees. Numerous development opportunities also are available to help employees develop leadership skills. Voted the world’s Friendliest Theme Park each year since 2012, Dollywood’s welcoming environment makes it an excellent place for anyone who desires to be part of helping park guests create lifelong memories.

AACA Announces 2019-2020 Black Box Concert Series


his marks the 40th year Athens Area Council for the Arts (AACA) has presented world-class touring performances in Athens, TN. AACA announces a diverse lineup of performers. Just like seasons during the last four decades, this series offers something for everyone in four professional concerts in the Sue E. Trotter Black Box Theater at The Arts Center in Athens. Kyshona, a Nashville singer-songwriter, opens the season on Friday, September 6, at 7:30 pm. Kyshona opened for an artist in the 2018-2019 performance season, and our audience wanted more. Kyshona, a music therapist gone rouge, returns to the Black Box backed by a band. Audiences find a common thread of overcoming, hope, and empowerment in her songwriting and storytelling. Her bluesy and soulful music is unique and her vocal stylings are reminiscent of Aretha Franklin, Etta James, and Al Green. The 2019-2020 series continues Friday, November 1, with The Honey Dewdrops. Paste Magazine listed the American duo as one of the “10 Folk Artists You Need to Know in 2019.” Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish are known for their harmony soaked songs and the mastery of their instruments’ acoustic tones. The group is also noted for their songwriting, which reflects both their Appalachian roots and urban Baltimore life. AACA is pleased to orchestrate the return of the KSO Merchant & Gould Concertmaster

Series on Thursday, January 30, 2020. Concertmaster William Schaub writes, “Last year it was such a joy and a thrill for the KSO’s Concertmaster Series to go on the road for the very first time and perform for an incredible audience in Athens! This year marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven: A celebration of the birthday of perhaps the most magnificent and popular composer on a global level. Together with KSO Principal Cello Andy Bryenton and University of Tennessee professor of piano Kevin Class, we will embark on a journey through Beethoven’s epic ‘Ghost Trio’ in a concert that includes and other notable Classical selections.” The series ends March 13, 2020, with All the World’s a Song: Shakespeare in Jazz performed by The Daniel Kelly Quartet featuring Frederick Johnson. A prolific composer and tireless musical explorer, Kelly continually seeks out new avenues for his creativity. All the World’s a Song: Shakespeare in Jazz is Kelly’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s works into fresh and dynamic jazz songs. Throughout the concert, audience members will join Daniel’s jazz group, featuring an amazing jazz vocalist, as they sing along to catchy, original songs based on Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Hamlet, and many more! Tickets are on sale now for all events in the Black Box Concert Series, and there are two ways to save on the already

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economical ticket price. Adult tickets purchased in advance are $15, whereas tickets purchased at the door are $20, subject to availability. Student tickets are $10 in advance or at the door. Concert-goers planning to attend two or more events can purchase a ticket package and save an additional 10%. AACA encourages patrons to purchase tickets early, as seating is limited in the intimate Black Box Theater.

All Black Box Concert Series shows are in the Sue E. Trotter Theater at The Arts Center in downtown Athens. Tickets and more information about this and other programs of Athens Area Council for the Arts are available online at www., by phone at 423-7458781, or in person at 320 North White Street in Athens. The Arts Center is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Registration Open for AACA Fall 2019 Art Workshops and Classes for All Ages


thens Area Council for the Arts is pleased to announce registration for arts workshops, seasonal sessions, and activities for students of all ages. Participants may register now for classes that take place this fall. Unless noted otherwise, the registration deadline is three business days before class or the workshop starts.

The Arts Center offers a variety of arts experiences for youth this fall:

October 7 will begin the second season of AACA’s popular teen arts program, “The Studio,” from 5 to 7 pm for ages 11-17. This month artist Andy Phipps will lead a clay hand-building class where students will use their hands and tools to create clay pieces. The Studio occurs each month on the 1st Monday, October to May (except January). The program is free and includes materials and pizza. RSVP is encouraged, but registration not required. Sponsorship support for The Studio comes from Tennessee Wesleyan University. Fall classes and workshops for all ages at The Arts Center: Drawing 102 with Jan Burleson will be offered for students 18 and older on Mondays, September 9, 16, 23, and October 7, and for students ages 12-17 years old on Tuesdays, September 3, 10, 24, and October 1. Both evening classes are for those with some technique or who have had an intro class with Jan and will meet from 6 to 8 pm. Pottery Throwing with Andy Phipps is for ages 16-adult. Students throw small vessels on the pottery wheel and continue to work on hand-building techniques. Students can choose their own projects. All pieces will be glazed and fired. This class meets Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 pm on September 3 through October 8. The cost is $125. All materials are included. Clay hand-building with Andy Phipps is for ages 16-adult. Students learn to use tools and basic hand-building techniques to create pottery pieces. All levels are welcome. This class meets Tuesdays from 6 to 8 pm on September 3 through October 8. The cost is $125. All materials are included. Jewelry Making with Jessica Klaaren is a one-day workshop for all levels ages 15-adult, which meets Thursday, October 3, from 6 to 8 pm. Cost is $30. Some materials will be provided with an option to upgrade your jewelry selection at the workshop. Watercolor Workshops with Sandy Brown will lead three one-night only workshops for experienced painters this year. The first one, “Topsy Turvy,” will be held on Thursday, October 17, from 5 to 8 pm. The cost is $45. Bring your own materials. A supply list will be provided to registered students. Introduction to Stained Glass with Andy Phipps is for students ages 16-adult and will meet from 6 to 8 pm on October 22 through November 12. Students will learn to fuse stained glass. The cost is $90. All materials are included. October is National Arts and Humanities Month. The Arts Center will be open every Saturday in October and will offer an arts workshop for the whole family each week. There will be classes with Jen Nunley, Jan Burleson, and Tracy Gartmann. For more information about these and other AACA programs, call 423-7458781, visit, or stop by The Arts Center at 320 North White Street in Athens.

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Beat the Heat of Indian Summer Fashion Sense with Transitional Cotton and Linen


ery rarely have I felt any one item that I’ve written about warrants an encore; however, this month will reinforce what you’ve read and seen before, and it remains the most popular item we’ve ever carried in the store! There are entire shops across the country, especially on the west coast and in resort areas, that are devoted to only cotton gauze and linen. Our plan is to feature these items within our store YEAR-ROUND in a special cruise area so those of you who are planning a trip will know where you can find your look any time of the year! Some of these pieces are one size fits most, so plus sizes are easily accommodated also. The fabrics are so lightweight they can be washed at night and will be dry by the next morning… no ironing required! Imagine how easily you can pack with these pieces! As so many of you have discovered this summer, natural fabrics are the very best to look good and feel good in as the thermometer soars… allowing your skin to breathe, unlike your synthetics such as spandex and Rayon. Our fabulous cotton gauze and washable linen lines have already begun to come in to the store in rich shades of moss green, khaki, plum, and washed grey… and with the changing colors are added styles of 3/4 sleeves with open arm details, long sleeves, and great new jackets. These lines are based in Florida and on the west coast, so keeping cool during soaring temperatures is nothing new to their designers. We are so pleased to be able to bring to our area the fashions that are so appropriate for the heat we’ve been experiencing, and as you know, our September and October can be extremely warm months. Don’t be afraid to combine these cotton and linen pieces with your denim or other favorite bottoms. There’s no need to have to do an entire “outfit,” just add the fashion forward tops for a pop of newness as you begin your transitional fall color pallet. If you haven’t yet discovered our linen and gauze lines, we invite you to come in, try on, and feel the difference on your skin. Never before have we had such a tremendous response to particular lines of clothing… come in and see the reason… we know you’ll become a fan also!

Let the Good Times Roll!

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Movies UNDER THE STARS September 20 • 7-11 PM | Ijams Nature Center


JAMS NATURE CENTER and Central Cinema are pairing up for another year of Movies Under the Stars. Our summer is filled with great films that you won’t want to miss! This month’s movie on September 20 is Edward Scissorhands (PG-13, 1990). Doors open at 7 pm, and the movie begins at dark (approximately 8:30 pm). Food trucks and beer garden will have tasty meals, snacks, and beverages available for purchase. No coolers or outside alcohol are allowed. Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash at all times. The cost is $8 per person and $25 for a family. This event takes place at Ijams Nature Center on the front lawn near the Visitor Center. In case of inclement weather, we will move the event indoors. For more information, visit


n 1966, four teenage boys with a dream In 1969, Nashville’s music judges got together and formed a band that deemed The formed Surfers one of the topwould three 66, four teenage boys with a dream, got together and a band that would influence the Monroe County teen bands in the state of Tennessee. ence the Monroe County and East Tennessee music scene for years to come. The East Tennessee musicHendershot scene for years These“They four guys – Jim Samples, ersand had arrived! As Mary once wrote, couldn’t have known Bob it to come. The Surfers had arrived! Moser, Mike Anderson, and John Byrum e time, but the band was launching a musical career which would dominate the– As Mary Hendershot “They arethe stillnext rocking the stage with ‘60s rock & ural life of teenagers in aonce fourwrote, county area for several years. Neither couldn’t have known it at the time, but roll! ld it be long before The Surfers became a certifiable movement in an age of the band was launching a musical career Come on out to Tsali Notch Vineyard on ements! “ In 1969, Nashville music judges deemed The Surfers one of the top that would dominate the cultural life of Thursday, October 10, to have dinner and be e teen bands the state of Tennessee. teenagers in ainfour-county area for the next entertained by The Surfers! The proceeds several years. Neither would it be long from the evening will benefit The Good ebefore four guys, Samples, Boba Moser, MikeShepherd Anderson and to John arefortunate still The Jim Surfers became certifiable Center helpByrum those less ng the stageinwith 60’s Rock & Roll!! movement an age of movements!” than ourselves. Hope to see you there!

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KAHITE – Gentle Walk to The Water! This BRICK lakefront home has PRIVATE dock shoreline privileges. Garage is approximately 920 square feet. An incredible kitchen with subzero and double oven.

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MIALAQUO – Tranquil, peaceful and serene describe this perfect waterfront setting. An incredible custom built home with a private dock & a VERY gentle walk to the water. First time on the market.

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TELLICO VILLAGE— Immaculate with outstanding upgrades, brick, 3 car garage, workshop and sunroom.

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CHATUGA – This one year old home features an inviting front porch, a wonderful open floor plan, three bedrooms and an office. Stainless appliance, granite and much more.

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Community Church’s New Associate Pastor

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ev. Jennifer Rutter was called to be an Associate Pastor at Community Church of Tellico Village in July. Where did you relocate from? I moved from Colorado, where I was serving as the Pastoral Resident at First Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, CO. I am a native Tennessean, but readjusting to humidity was still a shock! What’s your educational background? I earned my BS in Political Science from Belmont University and my Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Duke Divinity School. What drew you to Community Church? I love that this church is diverse in denominational backgrounds and focused on being the hands and feet of Jesus. There is real diversity in what people believe, but we agree on Christ. You can see this value in our mission work in the community. We

support so many local organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and the Child Advocacy Center. I’m also grateful our beautiful building is used every day for ministry. Churches have an obligation to use their resources well, and Community Church certainly does that! What is your role at Community Church? I serve as an Associate Pastor, which means I share preaching and pastoral care duties. I oversee missions at our congregation and our women’s ministry. What are your personal interests/hobbies? Obviously, cheering on Duke basketball! I’m an avid reader and enjoy listening to podcasts. I also deeply enjoy traveling. Can you recommend a book? Just one is way too difficult! How about a short list organized topically? Biography – Dapper Dan: Made in

Harlem: A Memoir by Daniel R. Day Christian – An Altar and the World by Barbara Brown Taylor Fiction – Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney Leadership – Creativity, Inc by Ed Catmull What are you excited for in the future? I’m so excited about the ministry opportunities at Community Church. Our church has so many incredibly talented people from all different professions. Our church has been learning about our Spiritual Gifts and how we can best use what God has given to us to build the kingdom “on earth as it is on

heaven” (Matthew 6:10 NIV). The Bible verse I think of the most for our church right now is Isaiah 43:19 ESV: “Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” It’s the hope of our staff that if you don’t have a church right now, you’ll consider partnering with ours as we discover what God has in store together. The congregation is holding an Installation Service for Rev. Jennifer Rutter on Sunday, September 15, at 6 pm. Everyone is welcome.

Upcoming Events at the Community Church at Tellico Village Legacy Journey Class

Thursday, September 5 (8 weekly classes), at 10:30 am Location: Fireside Room RSVP: Call church office at 865-458-1516 Description: Financial Planning Class

Starting Point

Sunday, September 8 at 11:30 (following the 10:15 am service) Location: Fireside Room RSVP: Call church office at 865-458-1516 Description: If you are interested in learning more about the Community Church at Tellico Village, join the pastors for a discovery class to learn more about our church family.

First Baptist Church of Tellico Village

WeWelcomeYou! Voice Choir • Orchestra • Widows Ministry Local & World Missions • Very Friendly People Bell Choir • Diverse Community Activities Sunday Worship: 8:50 & 10:15 a.m. Sunday Bible Study: 8:50 & 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Meal 5:30 & Worship 6:15 p.m.

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Grief Share

Tuesdays, September 10 - December 17 (14 sessions), from 1 to 3 pm Location: Fireside Room RSVP: Call church office at 865-4581516 for more information Description: Emotional, spiritual, practical support, and encouragement for men and women who have suffered the death of a loved one, whether recently or long ago

Installation Service for Rev. Jennifer Rutter

Sunday, September 15, at 6 pm Location: Sanctuary Description: The church welcomes new associate pastor Rev. Jennifer Rutter

Clean Closets Help Local Charities


t’s time to start cleaning out your closets and sorting through the dusty treasures in your garage for this year’s Garage Sale and Boutique. The community-wide sale, which is sponsored by the Community Church at Tellico Village Crafters and Loudon County Habitat for Humanity, will take place Saturday, September 28, from 8 am to noon in the Christian Life Center of the Community Church at Tellico Village. Volunteers will be on hand Friday, September ` 27, from 8 am to noon at Community Church & Loudon County at Tellico Village the church to accept your Habitat for Humanity donated items, which can include clothing, books, household items, electronics, furniture, yard tools, sports equipment... pretty much anything that is clean and in good working condition. Call Linda Claggett at 571-215-4953 before noon on September 25 to schedule pickup of large donations. Please note that only flat screen TVs can be accepted. Proceeds from the sale benefit Loudon County Saturday, September 28 - 8 AM to Noon Habitat for Humanity and other local charities. The Community Church at Christian Life Center Tellico Village is located at Benefiting 130 Chota Center in Loudon. Loudon County Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate And Other Area Charities The church is located just off Hwy. 444 at 130 Chota Center in Tellico Village of Habitat for Humanity International, a worldwide Christian housing organization. All funds to build in Loudon County are raised locally to provide safe, affordable houses for low-income families who are willing to partner with Habitat. These partner families help build their houses and then buy them from Habitat through an affordable mortgage. Funds from these mortgages go into a Fund for Humanity, which allows Habitat to build other houses. For more information, call 865-458-0704 or visit


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REDUCED 3310 Sweetwater Vonore Rd Sweetwater, TN 37874 $239,000 MLS #1087531 THIS BEAUTIFUL 2-STORY HOME has been completely renovated and includes all new electrical, plumbing, and a brand new central heat and air unit. This spacious 3 bedroom/2.5 bath features the master bedroom and bath on the main level. It also includes a large laundry/ utility room on the main level and an office and bonus room upstairs. Get your rocking chair ready to enjoy the many options this home features to take in the beautiful country setting including a covered porch, two covered upper decks, and a covered patio in the back that could easily be converted into a carport if desired. This home sits on 3 beautiful acres that you could enjoy or have the option to divide.

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1422 Roberson Springs Rd Loudon, TN 37774 $224,900 MLS #1091018 TWO HOMES, ONE LOW PRICE! Main house w/ enclosed garage for bonus room, also 3 br , 2 ba, formal living room & or family room with brick fireplace. All one level! Little house, 3 rooms & a bath over a partial basement. 800+ sq ft with deck! Main house offers huge patio, 2 laundrys, chain link fencing, very private setting and close to all!

201 Amohi Way Loudon, TN 37774 $379,000 MLS #1087428 IF YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR A PIECE OF LAKEFRONT PROPERTY to build your dream house on, you seriously need to look at this one. Located in the peaceful Toqua Coves, tall trees, huge lot (.77 of an acre), with 220 feet of lake frontage and deep water all the time.

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633 River Road Loudon, TN 37774 $189,900 MLS #1089689 COMPLETELY TRANSFORMED ALL BRICK RANCHER! Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with 1 level living. This house is loaded with all-new amenities including new stainless appliances, cabinets, countertops. New lighting throughout the home. New bamboo hardwood and carpet. New HVAC, new garage door, new tile. Too many upgrades to mention. All of this located on 1.82 acres! Watch deer from your backyard. Minutes to interstate. This will not last long!

1675 Malone Road Loudon, TN 37774 $249,900 MLS #1088639 ALL BRICK BASEMENT RANCHER! Kitchen has been updated with a new island and appliances, lots of cabinetry & counter space, hardwood floors throughout main level, fireplace in den/dining area, 3rd bedroom is being used as a laundry and closet area but plenty of other space for the washer and dryer, new staircase to the basement. Downstairs is partially finished and is being used as an additional living area & 2 bedrooms (bedrooms do not have a window), 2-car garage on the main and 1-car garage in the basement. Property lays well, offers lots of privacy and a gorgeous mountain view. Some wooded area but mostly cleared. Long private drive to the home but acreage fronts on Malone Rd and possibly 2 oneacre lots could be cut off and sold or used for additional homesites. Private country setting.

308 Tanasi Point Loudon, TN 37774 $674,900 MLS #1074956 WATERFRONT HOME ON A GREAT COVE IN TELLICO VILLAGE. Private dock with boat lift, cathedral ceiling in main room overlooking the deck and lake. 4 bed & 4 full baths, master on main, the other main floor bedroom is currently being used as office. Washer/dryer main floor. The view and location is awesome! Screen porch, grill deck, lower level has wet bar, room for pool table & lounge area, plus a huge Florida room off lower level w/ separate heat & air. Workshop area w/ outside door, 2 fireplaces - both have propane, 1 has gas logs and 1 has gas starter for wood burning in lower level. This location has million dollar homes. 1 owner - home is as-is, sellers doing NO repairs, priced accordingly.

231 Waters Edge Way Lenoir City, TN 37771 $69,950 MLS #1085660 WATERFRONT COMMUNITY WELCOMING NEW NEIGHBORS TO BUILD along the beautiful waterfront property. Just 30 min from Airport and conveniently situated near shopping, dining, and medical services. Intimate community where neighbors know one another. Beautiful waterfront and mountain views await. Charming covered gazebo with outdoor fireplace is shared by all residents – picnic, host a cookout, an intimate wedding, baby shower. Though no dock permit, bring your kayak!


Smoky Mountain Realty ranked #1 for the total number of transactions among other Loudon County Real Estate offices in 2018. Smoky Mountain Realty ended the year with 240 transactions. These statistics were provided by the Knoxville Multiple Listing Service for dates of 1/1/2018-12/31/2018.

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The Knoxville Choral Society Announces 2019-2020 Concert Season Knoxville Choral Society 2019-2020 Season Calendar September Thursday, September 19, 7:30 pm Friday, September 20, 7:30 pm Holst’s The Planets Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Women of the Knoxville Choral Society Tennessee Theatre


he Knoxville Choral Society (KCS) recently announced its 2019-2020 season. The KCS and Artistic Director, John R. Orr, will present a season of masterworks and innovative programs, including performances with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and a wide range of venues. This season the KCS can be seen at Central Bearden Baptist Church, the Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville Civic Auditorium, First United Methodist Church of Morristown, Church Street United Methodist Church, and the Clarence Brown Theatre on UT’s campus. The Knoxville Choral Society’s season opens with one of the largest and most dramatic choral works of all time, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, performed with full orchestra and featuring Knoxville’s own Metropolitan Opera bass-baritone, David Crawford, singing the title role. In December, KCS will join the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra for its Classical Christmas concert presenting Handel’s Messiah and the annual Clayton Holiday Concerts. The winter concert will feature assistant conductor, Andrew Duncan, performing an innovative concert called Stargazer, and in May 2020, KCS will present its second annual Sing! Knoxville concert at the Clarence Brown Theatre on the UT campus conducted by John R. Orr. The Sing! Knoxville concert offers a unique experience for the Knoxville community to come together in song. KCS will present a concert of mixed genre choral music by living composers, and the audience will be invited to

October Thursday, October 24, 7:30 pm Alone in the Night Knoxville Chamber Chorale First United Methodist Church of Morristown November Friday, November 8, 7:30 pm Mendelssohn’s Elijah Knoxville Choral Society Central Bearden Baptist Church

December Sunday, December 1, 2:30 pm Classical Christmas Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Knoxville Choral Society Tennessee Theatre

March Thursday, March 12, 2020, 7:30 pm Stargazer Knoxville Choral Society Andrew Duncan, Conductor Central Bearden Baptist Church

Thursday, December 12, 7:30 pm Christmas Concert Knoxville Chamber Chorale Church Street United Methodist Church

May Friday, May 22, 2020, 7:30 pm Sing! Knoxville Knoxville Choral Society Clarence Brown Theatre, UTK Campus Spring 2020 Knoxville Chamber Chorale concert – TBD

Friday, December 20, 7:30 pm Saturday, December 21, 3 & 7:30 pm Sunday, December 22, 3 pm Clayton Holiday Concerts Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Knoxville Choral Society Knoxville Civic Auditorium

participate in the music-making process. Additional appearances include the women of KCS joining the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra for Holst’s The Planets and the Knoxville Chamber Chorale presenting its concert, Alone in the Night, at First United Methodist Church of Morristown. The Knoxville Chamber Chorale will sing two additional concerts this season, a Christmas concert at Church Street United Methodist Church and a concert in the spring of 2020. In June 2020, the Knoxville Choral Society will represent Knoxville by traveling to and performing in Austria and Switzerland. The Knoxville Choral Society is thrilled to have John R. Orr entering his second season as our artistic director. “I’m excited to begin my second season as conductor of the Knoxville Choral Society and am so honored to work with the best singers in our area,” said Orr. “The 2019-2020 season is designed around our belief that

Tickets for guest appearances are available through the presenting organization. Tickets for Knoxville Choral Society sponsored concerts will be available through the KCS website or from a KCS member.

the Knoxville Choral Society represents the heart of the Knoxville community, because it impacts such a diverse group of people. We have the highest quality choral singers who come from all walks of life, and our concerts appeal to so many different audiences. It is truly a celebration of the best things about this city when we come together to make and share music.” For more information about the 2019-2020 concert season, visit

About Knoxville Choral Society

The Knoxville Choral Society is an auditioned choir that has been bringing the joy and wonder of choral music to East Tennessee since 1951. KCS is dedicated to maintaining a rich tradition of choral excellence for both its members and audiences. For more information about the choral society, visit

Nashville Singer-Songwriter Kyshona Opens AACA Black Box Concert Series September 6


his year marks the 40th year Athens Area Council for the Arts (AACA) has presented world-class touring performances in Athens, TN. AACA announces a diverse lineup of performers. Just like seasons over the last four decades, this series offers something for everyone in four professional concerts in the Sue E. Trotter Black Box Theater at The Arts Center in Athens. Kyshona, a Nashville singer-songwriter, opens the season on Friday, September 6, at 7:30 pm. Kyshona opened for an artist in the 2018-2019 performance season, and our audience wanted more. Kyshona, a music therapist gone rouge, returns to the Black Box backed by a band. Audiences find a common thread of overcoming, hope, and empowerment in her songwriting and storytelling. Her bluesy and soulful


music is unique, and her vocal stylings are reminiscent of Aretha Franklin, Etta James, and Al Green. Several sources list Kyshona on “watch lists,” like

CMT Edge (“Top 5 Roots Artists to Watch”) and NPR Music (“20 Indie Discoveries from 2017”). NPR Music said: “Kyshona Armstrong has been called upon to represent for soul and gospel in roots, rock, and folk lineups and to bring singer-songwriter sensibilities to R&B bills. But wherever she plants her feet, she does so with righteous conviction and a strong sense of her own voice.” All Black Box Concert Series shows are in the Sue E. Trotter Theater at The Arts Center in downtown Athens. Tickets and more information about this and other programs of Athens Area Council for the Arts are available online at, by phone at 423-745-8781, or in person at 320 North White Street in Athens. The Arts Center is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Music by John Tanner November 27 – December 21 CBT Mainstage A Knoxville tradition! It wouldn’t be Christmas without A Christmas Carol. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a magical journey in this celebration of generosity, compassion and personal transformation. Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward February 5-23, 2020 CBT Mainstage Two marriages brought to a “medium” boil! Hoping to gather material for his book, writer Charles Condomine invites psychic Madame Arcati to his home to conduct a séance and gets far more than he bargains for in this Tony Award-winning comedy. Hamlet by William Shakespeare February 26 – March 15, 2020 Carousel Theatre “The greatest play in the English language.” In the wake of his father’s death, Hamlet finds both his personal and political worlds unimaginably changed. When his father’s ghost demands vengeance, Hamlet must decide: Submit or resist. Accept or avenge. Live or die. Airness by Chelsea Marcantel March 25 – April 5, 2020 Lab Theatre “In a word, dazzling … the most talked-about production of this year’s Humana Festival.” Prepare to have your face melted by Shreddy Eddy, Golden Thunder and the reigning champ, D Vicious, at the National Air Guitar

competition! Nina, a real guitar player, enters the competition thinking it will be a cinch to take the championship. She soon discovers she has a lot to learn. A tribute to good friends, killer rock classics, and the joy of letting go. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman Music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak Based on a novel by Roy Horniman April 22 – May 10, 2020 CBT Mainstage Unforgettable music and non-stop laughs. When young Monty Navarro learns he’s ninth in line for Earl of Highhurst and its vast family fortune, he decides to intercede uproariously in the line of succession in this multiple Tony Award-winning musical! With a dual mission to train the next generation of theatre artists and to provide top quality professional theatre, the Clarence Brown Theatre at the University of Tennessee Knoxville is one of only 12 academic LORT (League of Resident Theatre) institutions in the nation. Under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director, Calvin MacLean, and Managing Director, Tom Cervone, the CBT season runs from August through May and features productions ranging from musicals to drama. For more information, tickets, or accessibility accommodation requests, including Open Captioning, American Sign Language, and assistive technologies, call the CBT box office at 865-974-5161 or visit www.

Individual Tickets to Clarence Brown Theatre 2019/2020 Season on Sale Now!

ndividual tickets are on sale now to the Clarence Brown Theatre’s 2019/2020 Season, with a buffet of theatrical genres that includes farce satire, classical tragedy, contemporary comedy, and some good ole fashioned rock ‘n’ roll! Million Dollar Quartet by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux Now through September 22 CBT Mainstage There’ll be a whole lotta shakin’ going on in the CBT! If you loved Always Patsy Cline, Honky Tonk Angels, and Lost Highway, you don’t want to miss this Tony Awardwinning musical. It’s December 4, 1956, in Memphis, Tennessee. Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins hold an impromptu jam session at the Sun Record Studios. Broadway at the Keys by Levi Kreis September 22-23 CBT Mainstage Singer/songwriter Levi Kreis won the 2010 Tony Award for originating the role of Jerry Lee Lewis in Broadway’s Million Dollar Quartet. From Sweeney Todd to Smokey Joe’s Café… and even a little Jerry Lee Lewis… he will perform songs from Broadway in this 90-minute concert. General admission. People Where They Are by Anthony Clarvoe October 2-20 Carousel Theatre Inspired by true events. On a Tennessee hilltop, heroes in training meet in secret. All are changed. Some change America. Exit, Pursued by a Bear by Lauren Gunderson October 30 – November 10 Lab Theatre A wild revenge comedy set in the North Georgia mountains. Nan has had it with her abusive husband, and she’s determined to teach him a lesson before she leaves! A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Adapted by Edward Morgan and Joseph Hanreddy

Michael W. Smith



t’s hard to believe, but Michael W. Smith has been providing the world his incredible music – both Christian and mainstream – spanning five decades. His mark on the soundtrack of humanity is as deep as his commitment to his faith and to his family. From his first hit, “Friends,” to his sell-out concerts and Christmas extravaganzas, Michael is still a favorite among Christian and mainstream fans alike. Michael will be performing in East Tennessee (Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Sevierville) next month. He chatted with me about his career, his take on the music industry, and what fans can expect from his area shows. “I think music, in general, ebbs and flows,” he said. “And while it’s always adapting and changing, there seems to be some ‘patterns,’ and sometimes different styles come back into vogue. When I started writing songs, we were really ‘storytelling.’ In more recent years – with worship music being dominant – the lyrics have become more vertical. I think there’s room for both.” When pressed for his thoughts as to the best and less-than-best changes within CCM, he said, “Well, the quality has to be there to be competitive. In the early days, I think quality of the recordings, of the mixes, etc. might have taken a backseat to content. But for a record to be truly great, I think the quality of the recording has to match the quality of the content.” Approaching the subject from a slightly different angle, I asked Michael what he would do to “fix” the Christian music business if he was made its “czar.” “At the risk of taking a little heat – I’d say – I’d push for radio to have more of an open mind. Quit relying on ‘testing’ and go back to the days when a PD would take a chance on a song he or she believed in. So much of radio has become formula and, I believe, it’s lost its uniqueness and, in some senses, its soul.” As I talk to fans around the world about various artists, it is striking how different people view different artists in different ways. In the case of Michael W. Smith, most people see him as an artist who writes, records, and performs Christian

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Randy Patterson,

music. Still others see him as one who writes musical scores for movies. I asked him how he would describe his work. “I’m not resting,” he said. “I’m not looking back. Even this far into my career, I think the best days, the best music, can still be ahead of me. I want to make better music than I ever have before. That’s what drives me.” As mentioned at the beginning of this article, Michael is making several appearances in East and Middle Tennessee. Naturally, fans would want to know what they can expect from the different shows,

so I asked him. “The Nashville show is with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, and it’s a Christmas Concert,” he said. “Marc Martel will be with me. He’s amazing, as is the Nashville Symphony, so I know

that’s going to be a great show! The show in Sevierville is actually a Women’s Conference. That’s actually a really fun audience to play for.” As a successful singer, songwriter, recording artist, and movie score writer, I was curious if there was anything Michael hasn’t yet done, musically, that he still wants to do. “I had the good fortune to score some movies, and I really loved the opportunity to score for a major release,” said Michael. “My son is a brilliant composer, so to score a film with him would be great. I’ve also been writing an original symphony piece that I hope to, someday, debut with the Nashville Symphony and then take it on the road!” When asked what is on his musical radar in the next couple of years, his answer was transparent: “I’ve never been very strategic about writing. Someday – usually when I’m not expecting it – I’ll get on a creative streak and start writing music. It’s almost like I can’t control it – it just comes. And it might be pop, it might be worship, it might be a symphony piece. Sometimes it’s all of the above! But eventually some line or some melody grabs my attention more than the others, and that’s the direction I go. It’s always been that way for me.” I asked Michael how he hoped to be remembered and what he hoped his legacy will be. “I’ve been asked this a few times, and my answer is always the same: I want to be remembered as a guy that loved God, loved his wife and family, and wrote some songs.” Michael W. Smith will be performing at the Bijou Theatre on October 6. Tickets to see him in concert are still available as of this writing and can be purchased by visiting

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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outhern Cuisine Upstairs at the Mansion officially opened for lunch on Friday, August 9th. Local restaurateur, Janice Alley, wishes to thank all of you for the warm welcome that everyone offered her and the Southern Cuisine team. Southern Cuisine offers a variety of on-menu Southern specialties, including many of your Upstairs at the Mansion favorites such as Fried Green Tomatoes and Signature BLTs. Southern Cuisine Upstairs at the Mansion, located on the second floor of Sweetwater Flower Shop, also offers a combination of full lunch buffet, hot bar only or salad bar only choices, and daily sandwich specials that are sure to become favorites with diners as well, particularly those who may be on a tight schedule. Janice’s culinary experience includes 20 years of restaurant ownership and management in Rhea County, TN, and Cleveland, OH, in addition to her passion for both cooking and baking. Be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to savor a wide selection of her popular homemade daily


dessert and candy specials. Also, if you’re celebrating a special event, you’ll delight in knowing that you can pre-order your dessert choice so it will be ready when you arrive to dine. Southern Cuisine Upstairs at the Mansion is open for lunch Thursday through Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm and is also available to host your special events, including graduations, anniversaries, and birthdays. In-house catering is also available for a whole host of gatherings at a date and time convenient for you. Meat and cheese, cookie, and candy trays are also available. For a true culinary treat with a unique Southern flare, you are invited to visit Southern Cuisine Upstairs at the Mansion, located within Sweetwater Flower Shop in historic downtown Sweetwater. Be sure to introduce yourself to Janice and her team, who delight in greeting their guests.




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re you always sorting through the never-ending amount of garments you have hanging in your closet just to put together the single outfit you had in mind? Can’t find the pants to match the shirt? Or the shoes to match the pants? While life can be messy and disorganized, a closet should not. Closets should make life easier. A custom closet that’s designed and organized based on your needs provides more organization and maximizes storage space, which means less frustration. Tailored Living of Knoxville professionals will meet with you in your home, listen to your specific needs, and work with you to design a space that fits your lifestyle. Here are some preliminary questions to ask yourself before calling for your free in-home consultation: What is my budget? While the cost depends on the size of your closet and organizational needs, a basic system with hanging and shelving is very affordable. Adding drawers and cabinets with doors will increase the cost. Additionally, the finish color you choose impacts the cost. White will always be less expensive than wood grains and darker finishes. What types of clothing am I storing? Some people only want to hang shirts, blouses, and pants in their closet and leave other items such as undergarments stored in a bedroom dresser. If there is space available, most people now prefer to add drawers in the closet so everything is in one place and it eliminates the need for a bulky dresser in the bedroom. Think about what types of clothing and accessories you want to store inside your closet and it will help you put together a picture of your organizational needs.

Which accessories do I need? Convenient accessories like jewelry drawers, fold-out ironing boards, tilt-out hampers, and pull-out belt racks are among the many options that bring more order to the closet and help you easily find everyday items. What look do I want to create? A closet that fits with your home’s interior helps you be organized without diminishing your home’s style. From a contemporary white to a rich, warm wood grain finish, you can find an attractive finish to perfectly complement your home’s décor. Adding extra design touches like an island, full-length mirror, and vanity will enhance the look of your closet even more. These are just a few ideas to consider when thinking about a custom closet. Once you have considered your budget and what you need to store, Tailored Living of Knoxville will design a custom closet system with features built around you and your lifestyle. Tailored Living featuring PremierGarage 865-947-8686



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Volume 19, No. 9

September 2019


Your Vital Link to Health and Well-being


ocal pharmacist and entrepreneur, Ellen Phillips, recently realized her decades-long dream of launching a totally new concept in pharmaceutical care, believeRX. Located at 9627 Countryside Center Lane near the intersection of Middlebrook Pike and Bob Kirby Road in Knoxville, Ellen and her compassionate and caring team of highly trained pharmaceutical associates have embarked on a mission to help you to forget everything you thought you knew, and despised, about big box store pharmacies. Like much of today’s healthcare marketplace, pharmacies have also evolved into cold and impersonal assembly-line type experiences where customers are treated with indifference and a rare smile. believeRX recognizes that your local pharmacy can and should play an important role in your family’s total healthcare and wellness alongside all of your other healthcare providers. Reminiscent of the local corner pharmacy you may remember as a child, believeRX combines the personal and caring touch of the almost non-existent neighborhood pharmacy with today’s rapidly evolving healthcare industry. With more than 20 years of first-hand experience as a pharmacist to draw upon, Ellen and her team have created a holistic and interactive approach to your pharmaceutical experience designed to help you “Live Your Best Life.” In this issue of Mountain Views, Ellen shares the positive health and well-being benefits that believeRX offers to each of their patients. MV: Tell our readers about yourself. Ellen: I have both retail and some clinical hospital pharmacy experience and have been a retail pharmacy manager for most of my career. I have been a pharmacy preceptor for several pharmacy schools and won the Pharmacists Excellence Award in 2016. I am also a Certified Health Coach with BrainMD and ACE Fitness. MV: Why do you feel that most pharmacies today offer such a highly impersonal patient experience? Ellen: I believe in large part it’s because large pharmaceutical providers view the people entering their stores as numbers and not individuals with needs. There is little or no incentive offered by employers to their associates to provide customers with a higher level of customer service. Another important component is one of staff selection. Are you simply filling a slot or are you adding a valued member to your already winning team? At believeRX, we search for highly skilled team members with a passion to serve our patients rather than someone just looking for a position. It really comes down to “passion” versus a “paycheck.” MV: When employed by a large retail chain, did you ever experience “what if” moments as a pharmacist where there were lost opportunities to better serve your customers? Ellen: Unfortunately, there were. As an employee, you were required to follow the rules. You follow an established routine that doesn’t encourage creativity

Ellen Phillips, Owner & Creator of believeRX

or thinking outside the box. I’m nonetheless grateful for these real experiences, as I began to imagine how the services we provided could be improved upon to better serve the needs of our customers. One “what if” moment for me that I will never forget included a terminally ill patient who was experiencing difficulty getting his required medications from his doctor’s office. I told him that he was the most important thing to me. I helped him get the needed medications. Once placed in a hospice, when he could no longer visit our Knoxville location, his mother began to pick up his medication for him. After he passed, she came to me and said, “You know why we came here, don’t you? We live in Crossville, and my son refused to allow the hospice to send his prescription anywhere else.” That was a defining moment for me in my career and the foundation upon which we want to build believeRX. I’m truly grateful for our team, as well as the patients, most of whom I have been privileged to work with during the last 20 years. We have patients who have been with me since the beginning of my career, and they place their trust in our team to this day! MV: Describe the believeRX business model and tell our readers about the services you offer. Ellen: believeRX is a threein-one business model. We are a retail pharmacy that offers home delivery after hours for our established patients, a specialty pharmacy that offers delivery and counseling in the home by a licensed pharmacist, and we offer the best pro-active health products over the counter. In fact, we are exactly the opposite of the typical pharmacy you are used to. All of our staff members receive additional training to become Certified Health Coaches, because we believe it’s time to focus on becoming the best version of ourselves that we can be. Our services include: » A full-service pharmacy that accepts all prescription insurance plans: If you discover that your medications are too expensive, we’ll work with you to find a lower cost alternative that puts your health first. » After-hours delivery service: If it’s after hours and you need an urgent medication, we have you covered with our after-hours delivery service. Established patients can use our after-hours drop box for their prescription. Call the after-hours phone number and go home and relax while we take care of the rest. Once your prescription is ready, we’ll personally deliver it directly to

your home. » Specialty medications that are high-cost oral or injectable medications used to treat complex chronic conditions: Our goals are to find a way to get the medication covered, to meet the patient where they are and counsel them to get the best results by helping them treat or avoid side effects and by personally delivering to their homes. » Vaccinations (including travel vaccines): We will also notify you when you are due for vaccinations in order to avoid immunization gaps. » A series of medical screenings such as Hemoglobin A1c, Total cholesterol screenings, blood pressure, and blood glucose readings. » We also offer genetic testing, which makes your medication selection more personal. There are two tests: PGx and CGx. These tests can help a patient avoid trial and error and also avoid major side effects. There is a test for regular medications and one for cancer patients to help select the correct therapy based on their genetics. » We carry a large selection of CBD products in different for-

mulations such as gummies, popcorn, creams, tinctures, flavored and unflavored, and much more! » A large selection of Pro-Active Supplements: Not all vitamins are created equal, so innovation and experience matters. We will offer only the latest supplements with multiple health benefits, taking advantage of the newest technologies to deliver cutting-edge formulas. » We offer three free 8-minute Bemer sessions. Bemer is a completely painless way to improve microcirculatory blood flow by up to 30%. With Bemer, you can improve blood circulation and increase your endurance. » You also have the option to try red and infrared light therapy. Red light therapy uses low-level wavelengths to treat skin issues such as wrinkles, scars, and persistent wounds. Infrared light helps enhance circulation in the skin, modulate sleep, ease pain, reduce inflammation, and protect oxidative stress. MV: What are your hours of operation? Ellen: We are open 8:30 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday, 9

am to 5 pm Saturday, and 12 to 5 pm Sunday. MV: Tell us how your motto, “Live Your Best Life,” impacts the customer experience at believeRX. Ellen: At believeRX, we invite you to discover a level of compassionate care focused on you and your family that you might have thought no longer existed in today’s assembly line healthcare experience. Our team will listen carefully to you and provide you with a level of care designed to meet and exceed your unique needs. Not just another big box store pharmacy, believeRX is a pharmacy with a heart for your family. Our name says it all. “We Believe in You” and your goal for better health, well-being, and longevity. MV: How can our readers learn more about believeRX? Ellen: Visit our website at or call us at 865-214-6672. believeRX 9627 Countryside Center Lane Knoxville, TN 37931 865-214-6672

Meet the Incredible believeRX Team

ELLEN PHILLIPS, Owner & Creator of believeRX, graduated in 1998 from The University of Tennessee, College of Pharmacy with a Pharm D degree. She has both retail and some clinical hospital pharmacy experience and has been a retail pharmacy manager for most of her career. She has been a Pharmacy Preceptor for several pharmacy schools and won the Pharmacists Excellence Award in 2016. She is also a Certified Health Coach from BrainMD & ACE Fitness.

JENNIFER REED received her Pharm D degree in 2008 from Appalachian College of Pharmacy in Grundy, Virginia. She has been in retail pharmacy and Long-Term Care since graduation and has been a manager for the majority of that time. She also has a Health Coach Certification from NSHC.

TAMMY KEENER has been a Certified Pharmacy Technician since 1989. She has worked in both hospital and retail pharmacy. She is also in the process of becoming a certified health coach.

JEFF PETERSEN, a Knoxville native, has been a store manager in the retail setting for more than 15 years. He has a culinary background and has a AFPA Holistic Nutritionist Certification. He is also a registered technician.

SHADRIELLE ROBBINS attended Northwestern State University in Louisiana and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with a Biomedical Concentration. She is currently attending South College of Pharmacy, where she will graduate in May 2021 with a Pharm D degree. She is believeRX’s first pharmacy intern.

MCFA Pets of the Week

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enry volunteered to be our Dog of the Week. Henry was found wandering in the Kahite neighborhood of Tellico Village in mid-July. He is mildly famous in the Kahite area, as he made friends with many residents before he was brought to the shelter. He is a mild-mannered, Henry five-year-old mixed Labrador with floppy ears who weighs about 49 pounds. He is primarily black with a tan belly and legs. Henry is a friendly guy, walks politely on a leash, and shows no aggression toward other animals. He is sociable and outgoing with a tail that does not stop wagging. He loves to be taken out of the kennel and looks adoringly at anyone who will scratch his head and ears. He is looking for a family he can be part of and would make a wonderful walking companion for an active home. We’ve had some wonderful adoptions of adult cats recently. These three cats are a bit new, and we are still learning about them. Duke is a handsome two-year-old Tuxedo all dressed up and no place to go. He’s a very personable guy who loves to be held and adored. He’s very friendly and affectionate. Wilson is a DSH Orange Vol just under one year old. He was raised as an indoor/outdoor cat, and it appears he likes that. His new home should not be in a high traffic area – maybe a farm as an indoor/outdoor pet. Chatty Catty is a five-and-a-half-year-old Brown Tabby with a ton of purrsonality. She a bit on the quiet side but will be a great companion cat for you. She is known for grabbing ankles as you walk by her and trying to escape her condo. Quite the character cat! Lost pets: Please report a lost pet to the shelter as soon as you can and post a picture AND location to the Facebook page. Also, post lost or found pets to www.

Duke, as it has wide coverage, including many vet offices, and it’s free to post. Found pets: Please bring to the shelter as soon as possible to be logged in as found and to be scanned for a microchip. The pet’s picture can be taken and posted to the Facebook page. Found pets can also be scanned at no charge at local vet offices. Many people do not have or use the Internet, but they WILL report their lost pet or a found pet to the shelter. That’s why it is best to start there! Remember, microchips are only $10 at the shelter; they are well worth it, but it’s up to YOU to keep the contact information current. We have barn/farm/warehouse/outdoor cats that need homes. Some are very friendly, and some just want to be left alone to work their job of non-chemical rodent control. They are altered and vaccinated. If you need some working cats, please contact us and let us know the type of cat and how many you want. We need foster homes for cats and kittens! It takes ALL of us to save and rescue them. Many kittens just need socialization. Nothing is more fun than playing and holding kittens! Once they return to the shelter, they are more easily adopted… because YOU made the difference! All animals adopted are spayed or neutered, wormed, have age appropriate vaccinations and testing, and are microchipped with registration. Cats are litter box trained.


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The adoption fees are $50 over one year old and $60 under one year old. Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? The Monroe County Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers. Perhaps you could help man the front desk or help with other administrative duties. Maybe you’d enjoy being a dog walker. Perhaps you’re good at grant writing or fundraising. Whatever your skill, you’re needed at the shelter. Please contact us! 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. For more information, call 423-442-1015. Check out all available pets on our website at The official Facebook page is “TN Monroe County Animal Shelter.” Adoption gift certificates are available all year. Is it time to clean out your closet and get ready for the new fall fashions? Or maybe you’re de-cluttering your house? Check out the MCFA Thrift Store run entirely by volunteers. Donations are always greatly appreciated and are accepted Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 3:30 pm. Looking to freshen things up a bit? Clean, gently used items are available at great prices. All proceeds go to help the homeless animals of Monroe County. It’s located at 3949 Highway 411 in Madisonville (across from Kentucky Fried Chicken). Like us on Facebook for up-to-date sale information or call 423-420-3412.

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hen it comes to keeping your closet manageable, one of the most versatile fashion accessories is the humble scarf. What other adornment takes up so little space and can do so much? The hardworking neckwear can add drama to whatever you’re wearing... from a simple t-shirt and jeans for a girls’ weekend to a tailored suit for that dream job interview. Shopping Scarves can be found at every price point in endless colors, sizes, and fabrics. Designer scarves provide quality and good workmanship, although at a heftier price. View them as timeless investment pieces that will be by your side no matter what your stage in life! Online retailers such as eBay, Etsy, and RubyLane offer beautiful vintage scarves at reduced prices, as do local thrift stores. And unconventional resources such as museum gift shops offer scarves that can serve as a fashionable souvenirs. Choosing No matter your body type, coloring, or personality, there is a scarf for you. Seek out colors that highlight your face (when in doubt, match the color of your eyes), and gravitate toward fabrics that make you happy and feel good against your skin. Look for quality-made scarves with inconspicuous hems. (Hand-rolled are best.) Overwhelmed by myriad scarf shapes? Hit the stores and try different sizes, making sure the scarf volume complements your body type and doesn’t over or underwhelm. When you find the right silhouette, make a mental note for future purchases, and don’t be afraid to stick with what works! Wearing

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Home Tour

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The GFWC-Tellico Village Women’s Club is holding its 24th annual charity home tour on Sunday, November 3, from 1 to 5 pm in the following Tellico Village neighborhoods:

Coyatee Shores – Welcome to this charming brick and stone 3,000 square foot home with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, fabulous wood accents, and truly interesting architectural features. Incorporated in the home are the owner’s fabulous Asian treasures and impressive flare for natural accents with an open floor plan, high-end kitchen amenities, and spacious entertaining spaces. The yard is done to enhance the outdoor life and features native plants and flowers. You will enjoy this lovely space and the creative owner’s vision of a favorite place for every season, including lake views from the upstairs windows.

Coyatee Coves – Built in 2017, this 4,600 square foot lakefront home has spectacular lake views from nearly every room, multiple decks, and a private boat dock. Features of this house include the great bunk room, enticing wine cellar, and upstairs bedrooms uniquely decorated by three daughter-in-laws! Note the charming beam above the pool table that is from the husband’s childhood home, the designated office area, and the handy and efficient laundry room. The large white kitchen has an oversized island, providing lots of prep space or a comfortable hangout spot. The lovely guest accommodations will make your friends and family want to stay another night or more!

Tanasi Point – This gracious 5,200 square foot lakefront home is located on the main channel of Tellico Lake, just around the bend from the Tanasi Clubhouse. Nestled in Tanasi Point, this home has been lovingly and beautifully remodeled and updated with fine attention to color, light, detail, and space. Don’t miss the Murano glass chandelier, custom cabinets, spacious views, and fabulous color touches and choices. Tall ceilings, open spaces, and wonderful exterior spaces make this home a peaceful sanctuary for family and solace – a feast for the senses!

Chatuga Point – Built in 2013, this lovely Tuscan-style lake view home is beautifully appointed to enjoy retirement, friends, entertaining, and movie night. This home brings the Tuscan theme to life in a wonderful collection of the owner’s antique treasures and offers a creative and gorgeous use of wood and stone accents. The bathrooms have furniture-like cabinet features, as well as luxurious amenities such as leathered bathroom vanities and a chiseled travertine floor. The rooms are spacious and provide room-to-room views to make sure nothing is missed at the party! The upper level has a media room with murals on the walls, as well as a large screen TV and antique bar. This 3,900 square foot home is built in the Tuscan style inside and out for a wonderful feel of that beautiful region and all its gorgeous ambiance.

In addition, this year two seminars will be held upstairs at the Yacht Club: Furniture Styling by Amish Elegance will be at 1:30 pm and Home Building Trends by Keener Homes will be at 3 pm. You will also be able to enter a raffle for two nights in a cabin at beautiful Sequoyah Landing and Marina. Besides dessert and coffee, the reception will feature our 18 sponsors who will be available to talk to you about finance, insurance, legal needs, home décor, landscaping, wellness, and other Village services. We appreciate the support of our sponsors and would like

to recognize our Grand level sponsors: Amish Elegance and Keener Homes, and our Diamond level sponsors: Diversified Enclosure & Screen LLC, Lakeside Realty, Pinnacle Home Improvements, and Jessica Green of State Farm. The Tellico Village Women’s Club is known for its home tour but also for the support we give to local charities in Monroe and Loudon counties, as well as internationally from the proceeds of the tour. Included in those charities are the Child Advocacy Center, Good Samaritan, Weekend Food 4 Kids, Imagination Library, Habitat for

Humanity, Tellico Village Fire Department, as well as the Heifer Project, Kisima Academy in Kenya for scholarships, and For One Another, a water filtration system. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of the event. Tickets will be available in the Village beginning in mid-September at Sloans Hardware, United Community Bank, and The Village Salon, in Lenoir City at Broadway Florist, or by calling 865-408-0138 or 865-458-5253. Visit for further information about the homes and our sponsors.

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4. Paint the cabinets. If your bathroom cabinets are dark and dingy, consider adding a fresh coat of white paint to update them. White cabinets will immediately brighten up the whole space and make the room look larger. 5. Add pull-out shelving. Organize and maximize the space under your sink with ShelfGenie® pull-out shelving. ShelfGenie® storage solutions provide a neat, accessible place for every item in your bathroom. From toiletries to cleaning supplies, you can keep everything tucked away and off the counters. 6. Freshen caulk and grout. Grimy caulk and grout can make any bathroom look unsightly. Purchase a good grout cleaner or replace the grout if necessary. Add a clean line of caulk around the tub and sink to freshen things up. 7. Buy new towels and a bath mat. Invest in a few sets of quality towels that you can periodically change out

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he Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, in cooperation with Humanities Tennessee, presents “Crossroads: Change in Rural America.” The exhibition examining the evolving landscape and culture of rural America opens at Rose Center on Saturday, November 2. “Crossroads” will be on view through December 7. Rose Center and the surrounding community has been expressly chosen by Humanities Tennessee to host “Crossroads” as part of the Museum on Main Street program – a national/state/local partnership to bring exhibitions and programs to rural cultural organizations. The exhibition will tour only six communities in Tennessee from September 7 through June 21, 2020. “Crossroads” explores how rural American communities changed in the 20th century. From sea to shining sea, the vast majority of the United States landscape

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and local host institutions. The learn more about “Crossroads” and other Museum on Main Street exhibitions, visit Support for MoMS has been provided by the U. S. Congress. SITES has been sharing the wealth of Smithsonian collections and research programs with millions of people outside Washington, D.C. for more than 65 years. SITES connects Americans to their shared cultural heritage through a wide range of exhibitions about art, science, and history, which are shown wherever people live, work, and play. For exhibition description and tour schedules, visit The Rose Center is located at 442 W. 2nd North Street in Morristown, TN. It’s open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, with special weekend hours for this exhibit. For more information, call 423581-4330 or visit

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September 6, 10 am to noon: Michael Grant, author of “In the Time of Famine,” which is about the Irish Potato Famine in 1845 that caused the death of more than a million Irish and forced another two million to flee the country, will be discussing his new book, “Manhattan.” This is a continuing saga of a family fleeing to a chaotic New World. Presentation is at 10 am followed by a discussion and book signing. September 10 & 13, 9:30 to 11 am: September 10: Part One – Legal Aspects of Native American Removals; September 13: Part Two – The Actual Removals. While there is no charge for these two sessions, please call the library at 865-4585199 to reserve a seat. September 21, 3 to 6 pm: 4B’s Festival at the library. Friends of the Library members are $40, non-members are $45. One ticket includes BBQ & sides, wine, beer, bluegrass music, and three free books of your choice. Children under 12 are free. Festival tickets may be purchased at the Tellico Village Library. September 23, 1 to 2 pm: Janice Wade-Whitehead, CEO and President of Alzheimer’s Tennessee, will be discussing “Brain Health.” She has been with the organization since 1991. The organization serves 26 counties in East Tennessee. Please call the library at 865-458-5199 to reserve a seat for this free session. September 24, 5 to 6 pm: Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits, presented by Garrett Crawford of Providence Advisors Group. Please call the library at 865458-5199 to reserve a seat. There is no charge.

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September in the Garden Lisa Grugin

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UT Gardens’ Plant of the Month: Butterfly Bush


By Shalena Durkot, UT Gardens, Crossville

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ood Golly Miss Molly! Buddleja x ‘Miss Molly’ is definitely a show stopper. It is hard to compete with the vivid color and abundance of this butterfly bush. This long-blooming beauty lasts from summer to frost! The fragrant blooms are great for cutting. Deadheading is not required but makes for a tidier plant. They also attract pollinators and are a favorite of hummingbirds and, of course, butterflies. The blooms are not the only attribute of the Miss Molly butterfly bush. The plant has a compact branching form and an average growth of between four to five feet. Miss Molly loves the sun and heat, is non-invasive, and deer resistant. The silvery-green leaves are another attraction, contrasting nicely with chartreuse or gold. In addition to the ‘Miss’ series, other butterfly bushes have done well in the University of Tennessee Gardens. The ‘Pugster’ series has become very popular due to its compact size and full-sized flowers. Many are on display in all three UT Gardens’ locations: Knoxville, Crossville, and Jackson. My favorite is the ‘Pugster Blue’ with its true-blue blooms. If your garden space is limited or if you are looking for a miniature version, check out the ‘Lo & Behold’ series. Two of the smallest selections are planted in our Butterfly Garden in Crossville. ‘Blue Chip Jr.’ and ‘Pink Micro Chip’ both average only one to two feet in size. Although easy to grow, butterfly bushes can be sensitive to root rot. Many are lost due to wet soil and temperature fluctuations between fall and spring. So plant butterfly bushes in such a way as to encourage water to drain away from the plant, not settle around it. This is particularly true when dealing with clay soil. You should also avoid mulching directly around your butterfly bush, as the mulch can hold too much moisture. If pruning is desired, wait until after new growth emerges in the spring. This insures greater protection through the winter, especially in colder climates. This may require a bit of patience. Butterfly bushes tend to be one of the last to leaf out in the spring. Some say to wait well into June before determining whether they survived winter or a wet spring. One last tip for establishing one of these beauties: Avoid fall planting. Unlike most shrubs, butterfly bushes prefer ample time to develop a good root system be-

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Free Cultural Events for Students in Knox and Surrounding Counties T

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cooperation with the local arts and culture community, is proud to announce the 10th year of Penny4Arts, a program developed to meet the local arts community’s long-term goal of serving and educating East Tennessee’s children. Penny4Arts provides every child in Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, and Union counties, including home-schooled and private-schooled students, the opportunity to attend local arts and culture events/activities at the maximum cost of one penny (or FREE) when accompanied by a paying adult during the 2019/2020 academic school year. Most organizations allow up to three children to attend for free. Concerts, plays, dance performances, museums, festivals, historic home tours, and live radio broadcasts are part of Penny4Arts. Organizations whose admission is regularly free are offering special programs. More than 75 events are included in Penny4Arts. In addition, 11 organizations offer year-round opportunities for Knox County school children: Blount Mansion, East Tennessee Historical Society, Historic Ramsey House, Historic Westwood, James White’s Fort, Knoxville Museum of Art, Mabry-Hazen House, Marble Springs State Historic

Site, WDVX, Flamenco West Knoxville, and Angela Floyd School for Dance and Music. The schedule of performances is listed chronologically at Highlights include: » Eight productions by the Clarence Brown Theatre » Eight Masterworks and four Chamber concerts by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra » Family fun days at McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture » A free admission day at Tennessee Valley Fair » Dogwood Arts Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival » The Knoxville Classical Guitar’s entire season of concerts » Four events at Clayton Center for the Arts » Three free days at Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Most events will allow one paying adult to bring up to three students for one penny each. Proof of residency (driver’s license) may be required. Students ages 16-18, not accompanied by an adult, may be asked to show proof of residency, and if in a group, at least one in the group of up to four students ages 16-18 must purchase a regular adult admission/ticket (if applicable) for the group to be able to participate in Penny4Arts. The following organizations are participating for the 2019/2020 school year: Angela Floyd School for Dance and Music, Asian Culture Center of Tennessee, Big Ears, Blount Mansion Association, Circle Modern Dance, Clarence Brown Theatre, Clayton Center for the Arts, Dogwood Arts, East Tennessee Historical Society, Flamenco West Knoxville, Historic Ramsey House, Historic Westwood, James White’s Fort, Knoxville Children’s Theatre, Knoxville Classical Guitar, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Mabry-Hazen House, Marble Springs State Historic Site, McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture, Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association, Oak Ridge Civic Music Association, Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble, Tennessee Valley Fair, WDVX, and Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. For more information, contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at 865-523-7543 or or visit

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Keep Knoxville Beautiful to Host Second Annual North Knoxville Community Cleanup


eep Knoxville Beautiful (KKB) will be hosting the second annual North Knoxville Community Cleanup on Saturday, September 7, from 9 am to 12 pm. The event will kick off at Edgwood Park (3109 Ocoee Trail). The North Knoxville Community Cleanup was first held in 2018 while North Knoxville was KKB’s “Community of the Year.” The cleanup will be KKB’s largest event in North Knoxville this year. The first cleanup had more than 230 volunteers participate. KKB is now seeking groups and individuals to participate in the 2019 cleanup. Volunteers can register at www.keepknoxvillebeautiful. org/upcoming/2019/9/7/2019-north-knoxville-community-cleanup. Leaders from various North Knoxville neighborhoods and local community organizations will collect cleanup supplies at Edgewood Park then return to volunteers waiting at their designated locations to pick up litter. Participating neighborhood associations include Fountaincrest and Oakwood Lincoln Park. Other clubs and groups that are participating are UTK’s American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter, Veterans Heritage Site Foundation, Tennessee Track and Field, and the Knox County Youth Health Board. Individuals who do not have an official group can pick up litter in the areas surrounding Edgewood Park or let us

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ne of the most important aspects of volunteering at Random Acts of Flowers is that the volunteers get to spend their time doing something that can give a complete stranger a smile and an emotional boost. This not only occurs when the volunteer delivers the Random Acts of Flowers’ created bouquet to an individual in a healthcare facility, but, in addition, during the next several days, every time the recipient looks at the flowers, they happily recall the personal moment of kindness that the flowers represent and have another emotional boost knowing someone cares for them. This recalled and recurring happiness not only positively impacts the recipient, but their family and friends, too! One of our recipient’s family members said: “My sister-in-law shared something that I didn’t know, which was that her mom received flowers from Random Acts of Flowers in Knoxville a few years back. She went on to say that she’ll forever be grateful for those flowers, because they provide her with actual photographs and mental memories of her mom’s hospital stay, which at times was difficult and demanding, but also one filled with smiles knowing that others were thinking of them. What a wonderful testament to what you do. You should feel great about how your job helps make the lives of others better.” It is these moments of kindness, encouragement, and emotional support that propels and sustains our volunteers to work so hard and so happily – collecting and preparing donated flowers, creating the individual bouquets, and delivering the re-purposed, upcycled bouquets to individuals in healthcare facilities. It is a process that makes all of those involved in the process smile – whether they are preparing the flowers, creating an arrangement, or delivering a bouquet. And, on the receiving end, the smiles and emotional boost are not only for the recipient, but for their family and friends as well. If you want to make an impact with Random Acts of Flowers by volunteering or making a donation, call us at 865-633-9082, email us at, or visit and fill out the Individual Volunteer form.

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