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Why Bring the Party Back Inside?

Volume 21, No. 9, Section A

September 2021


hen family and friends are outside enjoying a special event or just a time of relaxation, why be forced to bring your party back inside because of an unexpected afternoon shower or that relentless summertime sun? The solution is simple thanks to Undercover Systems. If your home has a raised deck, Undercover Systems will install a modular designed roof system under the underside of your deck. Their patented roof/ceiling system, consisting of individual ceiling panels and integrated gutters, collect rain water and melting snow or ice, channeling water and debris from the panels to the system’s perimeter gutters and downspout system. While protecting you from rain, this same ceiling system will also provide much needed shade during those “Dog Days” of summer. Homeowners appreciate the fact they can select from a variety of colors and panel profiles to create that showcase quality look that not only enhances their home’s exterior appearance, but also increases the

value of their homes. “But be careful not to confuse Undercover Systems with the competition which uses generic, off-theshelf components purchased from the local big-box retailers,” says local Undercover Systems owner, Jim Conn. “Every system we install is custom engineered, designed and manufactured by Undercover System specifically for your home’s raised deck. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach here at Undercover Systems.” Continued on page 2A ...

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Why Undercover Systems? Simple... We INVENTED it. We PATENTED it. We MAKE it. We STAND BEHIND it. Here are some other important facts to consider when selecting an underdeck roofing system: Please call us for more information so we can show you how to turn » The Undercover System is self-supported by its structurally engineered load bearing your under deck space into beautiful, dry, usable space that lasts a Lifetime. gutter system that attaches to the inside perimeter of the area being covered. » This patented Under-deck Ceiling System does NOT attach to your home’s deck joists – no nailing, stapling or joist modification. » To protect your deck joists, NO water or debris are brought into direct contact with your home’s deck joists. So why are these facts important you might ask? Architecturally recognized to promote the health of your deck, Undercover Systems modular, self-supporting Under-deck Ceiling Systems are designed to maximize the air flow in and around your deck joists ensuring their longevity. Systems that attach directly to deck joists can impair the free flow of air which can dramatically reduce the life of your deck. “We can help you to replace that dark, damp space under your home’s deck with a dry outdoor living space that you and your family can enjoy in every season of life. Why not transform that space into a new outdoor living room or kitchen that blends seamlessly into your home’s exterior and surrounding landscaping?” Say goodbye to that ugly water stained, cobweb underside of your home’s raised deck and hello to your new designer inspired out-of-doors living area DENTAL ARTS with one easy phone call. A OF TELLICO VILL A G E complaint free member of the Better Business Bureau, Jim 865-458-4869 and his team of experienced Ask About Our Exclusive Bead Board Design craftsmen will complete your Angela K. Burns, DDS project to your complete John W. Burns, Jr., DDS satisfaction. In fact, Jim perHours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday thru Thursday sonally supervises each and Closed Friday and Saturday every Undercover Systems installation and backs it up 220 Village Square • Loudon, TN 37774 with a lifetime guarantee. Discover the Undercover Systems difference for yourself and begin creating a lifetime of family memo25 Years Experience ries today. All it takes is a Residential Specialist phone call.


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September, 2021

Vol. 21 No. 9

elcome to the September 2021 edition of East Tennessee’s Mountain Views. Our publication’s goal is to be the most comprehensive source of information for those that reside in the area as well as those who are looking to relocate to the area. Future articles will highlight the beautiful Smoky Mountain region - its scenery and points of interest as well as its history. We also will provide articles that will acclimate you to the area and give you information that will benefit you personally. We hope you enjoy our publication!

Publisher & Editor, Judy Irmen Sales & Marketing Director, Tom Irmen Serving the Loudon & Monroe lake and golf front communities including Tellico Village, Kahite, Rarity Bay, Avalon Golf Community, Harbour Place, Tellico Harbor and Foothills Pointe. East Tennessee’s Mountain Views is published monthly. P.O. Box 432, Vonore, TN 37885 For advertising information contact East Tennessee’s Mountain Views at 865-607-4337 Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm Website: E-Mail: East Tennessee’s Mountain Views does not accept any responsibility or liability for the content of, promises made, or the quality/ reliability of the products or services offered by third part advertisements contained in this publication. Address corrections are accepted by email or US mail only. No exceptions. © 2001-2021 East Tennessee’s Mountain Views

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September Highlights From the Publisher

eptember this year has many changes in store. Not only will the foliage start changing its colors but temperatures will be more moderate. More festivals and venues are opening as compared to last year. We can enjoy live entertainment again and gather with friends. Children will be going back to school. The pandemic has left its mark on all of us and has changed the activities that we have come to enjoy but we still can appreciate the beautiful area we live in and its scenery especially in the Smoky Mountains. We are blessed to live in this special corner of Tennessee. Labor Day is celebrated in September and it signals 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 and vital to our economy’s recovery. So celebrate and appreciate the American worker. Finally and most importantly, I would like to mention a September day in our history – September 11th. And this year it has special meaning in light of what is happening overseas. We at East Tennessee’s Mountain Views will always remember those that were lost on that fateful September 11th day and those that suffered losses. This September we also want to acknowledge the sacrifice of our troops overseas and all that they have given in service to our country. Let’s not forget this now historic time.

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he Friends of the Tellico Village Library are pleased and very excited to offer the 4B’s Festival (BBQ, BAND, BEER, BOOKS) this year, returning after a year off due to COVID-19. The Festival will be at the Library, 300 Irene Lane, Loudon (Tellico Village) from 4-7 pm on September 18th. Tickets are now on sale at the Library $40 for Friends members and $45 for non-members. Each ticket will entitle you to Buddy’s BBQ and sides, wine and beer, music by Vern Lindsey and the Early Bird Special as well as your choice of 3 books. The Festival is the Library’s main fundraiser helping with the upkeep of Tennessee’s only privately owned library. Despite being open to the public, the Library does not receive funds from county or city governments. The weight is placed on the Friends of the TV Library to raise money to provide for the Library’s many programs, mortgage, utilities,

insurance and building maintenance. Loudon County does pay for the Library manager and a part-time assistant but there is not a government entity to support us. This is our 5th year of the Festival and we know it is going to be even more successful than the previous four. Come and join us for a great afternoon of music, BBQ and beer. The Library is open to the general public and we see a lot of people from Loudon County, however we also see people from Monroe County as well as many visitors from other states. We have a backpack program for children as well as ongoing

classes and lectures for adults. Check our website for information about upcoming classes/lectures. Our annual book sale has been replaced by 5 mini book sales with the next sale scheduled October 16th, 9am – 12 Noon “Discover a Memoir” featuring memoirs and biographies and a SPECIAL: BOGO on fiction books. Our final book sale of the year will be December 4th from 10 am – 1 pm “Holiday Book” featuring Gifts for Everyone! Specials will be $1 children’s books and $1 cookbooks. The annual meeting of the Friends of the Library will be held on October 25 at 1:30

at the Tellico Village Yacht Club. Charlie Daniel, retired editorial cartoonist for the Knoxville News Sentinel, will be the guest speaker sharing his 50 year career as a cartoonist. He will be drawing a cartoon as he speaks and this signed cartoon will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Everyone is invited to this special event. Early sign-up for Friends membership for the 2022 year will begin late-September. Go to our website to see how you can sign up to become a Friend of the Library. The Library is once again offering boat safety exam proctoring. It is available at the Library on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Fee for the proctoring is $10. You must bring your T-600 certificate in order to be logged in by our proctors. Call the Library to make an appointment 865-458-5199. “I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library” – Jane Austen in Pride and Prejudice.

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f you are one of the millions of Americans contemplating dentures, there are a variety of factors you should consider before making your decision. The major advantage that dentures have over their alternative implants is cost. But there are other important pros and cons to consider before deciding. Dentures are not permanent and need to be removed for cleaning. Patients often report that dentures feel large, bulky, and unnatural. You may also experience occasional instability, which can lead to dentures becoming dislodged during eating or even while talking. Dentures only deliver 30-40% of normal chewing function, and because they cover large surface areas of your mouth, can influence taste. Dentures also need to be realigned and even remade. Finally, without any replacement of teeth, bone and facial structure loss can continue, often resulting in a slimmer and more aged appearance. Although more expensive in the short term, dental implants may actually prove to be more cost-effective over the long term, particularly when you factor in the quality of life considerations you will likely experience with implants. Dental implants can last a lifetime, are permanent, and remain in your mouth. They both look and feel like your natural teeth, and they restore 90-100% of normal chewing function. Implants preserve bone and prevent jaw bone and facial structure loss. Implanted in your jaws like natural teeth, all you will experience is a beautiful, natural smile and enhanced self-esteem. A third option exists that represents a hybrid alternative involving a combination of implants and dentures. The cost of implant dentures falls between the costs of dentures and full dental implants. With the various options available to patients resulting from the continued advancements in dental medical technology, candidates for dentures and implants are well advised to seek the advice of their family dental professional. At Heritage Family Dentistry in nearby and convenient Farragut, Dr. Jonathan Bradshaw and his team of experienced, caring, and compassionate medical professionals can assist you in making the right choice of dentures or implants, as well as provide family friendly dental care. Heritage Family Dentistry can also assist you with financing to help assure that you receive the dental care you need. To learn more, call Heritage Family Dentistry today at 865-816-9211 or visit them at

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any of us have already begun planning for holiday events and family gatherings. As a parent and grandfather, I know just how important this time of the year is but how stressful holiday preparation can be as well. At Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning, we’ve been helping busy families prepare for the holidays for more than 35 years. So why is it important to clean your home’s carpets and Oriental and area rugs before your guests arrive? Well, for starters, to enhance the appearance of every room in your home. Also, if children

and grandchildren play on your rugs and carpeting, you’ll want these surfaces to be as clean and healthy as they can be. There’s also a practical side. Wellmaintained carpets and rugs will not only look better longer, but they’ll also last longer. You see, abrasives, dirt, and other contaminants are tracked into our homes and onto our carpeting and rugs from the bottoms of our shoes and our pet’s feet. Not only do these elements contaminate our carpets and rugs, making them look dull and dingy, but many of these contaminants are abrasive in nature and can permanently damage carpeting and rug fibers. Also, some of these tracked-in elements are snow and ice removal chemicals

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he August 5th meeting of Post 256 had as guest speaker, the highly decorated, General Bryan “Doug” Brown, USA (Ret.). General Brown provided the Legion members a brief history of his career that included “behind the scenes” tales of some of the most interesting events in our nation’s history. General Brown rose from Private to become a 4-Star General and the Commander, United States Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base where he commanded Special Operations Forces of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. American Legion Post 256 has relocated its general membership breakfasts back to its original meeting place the (LtoR) American Legion Post 256 Commander, Rarity Bay Country Club. Monthly Steve Buelow presents a Certificate of Appreciation meetings will once again be on the to General Bryan “Doug” Brown, USA (Ret.) first Thursday of the month at 9:00 a.m. All veterans are welcome to attend. For additional information about the American Legion visit the Post 256 website:


usic City’s favorite format for singer songwriters is the model for September’s first Sounds of Summer Show. Sounds of Summer is Athens, Tennessee’s free summer concert series in its ninth season presenting music in Historic Downtown Athens. Presenting partners Friendly City Festivals and Athens Area Council for the Arts are pleased to present ten evenings of live music every other Saturday from MooFest (June 5) to Pumpkintown (October 9) in 2021. Kinslee Melhorn, a Decatur, TN native, who has played most Sounds of Summer festivals was thrilled to headline a concert and eager to bring the Writers in the Round format to the Sounds of Summer stage. “Writers in the Round” is a type of performance popularized by venues such as Nashville’s Bluebird Café, where musicians, often singer-songwriters, take turns performing. Kinslee, a country artist, brings Nashville-area friends Anna McElroy (country singer-songwriter) and She’s Alaska (acoustic pop duo) for an acoustic evening of story and song. Writers in the Round is the only set for the September 11 Sounds of Summer and is 7pm – 8:30pm. The remaining lineup for 2021 Sounds of Summer is as follows with all concerts beginning at 7pm at Market Park Pavilion in Historic Downtown Athens: September 25 – MENDINGWALL, an area favorite, plays Americana originals. October 9 – Chris Hennessee, the acclaimed country artist with regional ties, closes the season at Pumpkintown. Please follow CDC/Health Department recommendations as you decide whether to participate in public events. Friendly City Festivals and Athens Area Council for the Arts are grateful for support from Tennessee Arts Commission and McMinn County Tourism, as well as contributions from corporate and individual sponsors. Please refer to for a full list of event sponsors and additional details about Sounds of Summer and other local festivals. Festival updates will also be shared regularly via Facebook at

“Normal” Yet? 10A • East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, September, 2021


uring the recent “life-interrupting” quarantine, we all longed for the routines that had defined our lives such as working out at the gym, eating at a favorite restaurant, going to the movies, singing in the choir, etc. Always inventive, Americans created new routines like shopping online, binge streaming, setting records for falling dominos, uploading more and more cute kitten tricks to YouTube. These diversions and thousands more like them, were never enough, however. We developed a communal nostalgia for “what was” even if “what was” had never been as we remembered. In fact, none of our days had ever been repetitive, living the same thing over and over as if trapped in the movie where every day is Groundhog Day. Our days were and are always characterized by change, surprises and distractions. “No man ever steps in the same river twice” is a saying attributed to Heraclitus, a philosopher from long ago. His pals nicknamed him the “Weeping Philosopher”. They thought his observation that “all is change” was gloomy. They preferred a philosophy that promised certainty and stability. Don’t we all? It would make playing the horses or investing in the market a lot more lucrative. For individuals and institutions, change is the stuff of life. The members of Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church face change in almost every aspect of church life particularly as we resume in-person worship and re-commit ourselves to the many ministries that characterize the congregation. Nothing is exactly the same as it had been eighteen months ago. In some ways we brought that on ourselves by expanding our facilities and our acquisition and use of new technology. Both were responses to change.

On another level, we recognize that the statement, “We always did it that way before” is not just stodgy, it’s also unrealistic and counter-productive. We don’t indict what was done before; we all stand on the shoulders of those who precede us whether in congregations or in public life. We simply recognize the fact that the circumstances and issues we deal with often differ from those that confronted our predecessors. As a congregation, we realize that we haven’t “arrived” at some perfected state of being, we are now and always “becoming”. What we are becoming is informed by our faith and our response to it. Recently, we held a Hymn Sing for our members. It was a first for our congregation and successful, in part, because people had missed communal singing when attending services virtually. We will do it again, incorporate some changes and invite people from the community to join us. Stay tuned. We all deal with change in our personal, work and church lives. We don’t always welcome it but it is the constant in life that good ol’ Heraclitus spoke of. Our congregation has tried to meet change with innovation always in service of our members and our mission. It takes courage to change. At Shepherd of the Lake, we derive our courage from that which never changes and for us, that is the now and forever “normal”. Save the date – The Annual Blessing of the Animals is coming up on Monday, October 4 at 5:30 pm at the Toqua Pavillion in Tellico Village.



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uring August, the Good Shepherd Center, which provides free food, clothing and services to Monroe County residents in need, sent out an area-wide mailing launching its Fall fundraiser. “In the past, Good Shepherd sponsored a Silent/Live Auction/Dinner event,” said Board President Margaret Cummings, “but unfortunately, the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic has caused us to cancel the event for the second year in a row and replace it with this mailing. It is our main fundraiser and its success is fundamental to how much we can do to serve our community in the coming year. I urge everyone to keep an eye out for our letter.” What does Good Shepherd Provide? • Our main expense is the overall operation of the Center. Good Shepherd serves approximately 1000 people with 30,000 lbs of food per month. In addition we offer such things as: • The Kid Friendly Food Program offering meals/snacks when school’s out • The Christmas in July Program providing back-to-school clothing • The ETHRA Transportation Program • The Layette Program providing all kinds of items for newborns • The Free Eyeglass Program • The Winter Coat Program “By asking for donations from everyone, we are hoping to build a sense of community,” said Tina Smith, Executive Director of the Good Shepherd Center. “The people of our area have always been outstanding in support of our mission, whether it’s been individually or through their places of work, civic clubs or their church organizations. While the demand is huge, we are always there to provide what we can to those in need.” People can make a one-time donation or a pledge over time: monthly, quarterly, or semi-annually. Any level of donation would be appreciated. Contributions are tax deductible. The Center is a 501 (c) 3 organization. The current campaign will continue through October; however, funds are accepted year long. Donations can be mailed to: The Good Shepherd Center, PO Box 353, 5150 Hwy 411 S, Madisonville, TN 37354. The Center’s phone number is 423-420-8888.

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Lakefront Estate – Tellico Village

Lakefront – Tellico Village

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Golf Front – Tellico Village

318 Okmulgee Circle $2,800,000 MLS #1163211

200 Dudala Way $1,175,000 – MLS #1162039

2025 Paradise Hills Road $799,000 – MLS #1150932

305 Washita Lane $799,000 MLS #1156209



Custom Built – Tellico Village

Golf Front – Tellico Village

New Construction – Grove @Cedar Hills

Lake & Mtn Views – Tellico Village

113 Sasa Way $759,900 – MLS #1154936

145 Tahlequah Lane $625,000 – MLS #1145101

209 Cedar Branch Trail $588,500 – MLS #1140761

285 Cheestana Way $499,000 – MLS #1163053





Custom Built – Tellico Village

3-Car Garage – Tellico Village

Beautiful Log Home – Tellico Village

Beautiful Updated Home – Knoxville

121 Chanusi Way $499,900 – MLS #1153764

126 Santee Way $449,900 MLS #1156342

125 Tigitsi Lane $410,000 – MLS #1148808

3221 Great Meadows Drive $369,900 – MLS #1154491



Townhome w/Seasonal Lake View – Tellico Village

All Brick Home – Knoxville

Seasonal Lake & Mtn Views – Tellico Village

Lovely Ranch – Tellico Village

103 Chota Hills Trace $365,000 – MLS #1163138

300 Clearfield Road $359,900 – MLS #1162388

213 Chota Hills Lane $349,900 MLS #1152854

129 Golanvyi Trail $315,000 – MLS #1159710



Open Floor Plan – Loudon County

Lakefront – Tellico Village

Lakefront – Tellico Village

Lakefront – Tellico Village

406 Willow Oak Circle $284,900 – MLS #1163150

Lot 3 Blk 17 Tanasi Coves $550,000 MLS #1080051

Lot 6 Blk 17, Tanasi Coves $479,900 – MLS #1145836

Lot 6 Blk 1, Mialaquo Shores $325,000 – MLS #1155247

Lakefront 3.52ac Lot – Roane County

Country Setting 1.82ac Lot – Legacy Shores

Lake View – Tellico Village

938 Eagle Nest Drive $224,500 – MLS #1126882

Lot 99R Falcon Trail $92,500 MLS #1150881

Lot 4 Blk 5 Coyatee Shores $89,900 – MLS #1162988


13.78 Acres -Loudon County Watt Cemetery Rd $254,000 – MLS #1154602



Golf Front – Tellico Village

Golf Views – Tellico Village

Beautiful .87ac Lot – Roane County

Golf Front – Tellico Village

Lot 13 Blk 1 Tommotley Greens $79,900 – MLS #1157075

Lot 9 Blk 22 Kahite $79,500 MLS #1157864

Lot 52 Twin Lakes Drive $40,000 – MLS #1148807

Lot 26 Blk 8 Kahite $39,900 – MLS #1164498

~ The COVID, Again? ~

12A • East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, September, 2021


s our world hits eighteen months post pandemic, and as our calendar approaches the cold and flu season, questions about a return of The COVID are becoming more common.

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The salon industry as a whole, is still trying to recover from the catastrophic impact of 2020, and most people earning a living in any service industry will cringe at the thought of surviving another bout with The COVID. At this time (August 18, 2021), the current data available suggests that we are in a much better position entering the cold and flu season this year as opposed to last year. Active Brian K. Whitehead cases are way down compared to last year, and Loudon Managing Partner County continues to rank among the top in percentage of The Village Salon population that is fully vaccinated in Tennessee. Our salon continues to apply common sense countermeasures such as sanitized hands between guests, clean work areas, no signatures on credit cards, not allowing staff members to work while sick, and not allowing guests to enter while sick. While the ‘Post COVID’ world we now live in is light years ahead of where we were this time last year, The COVID is here and it’s here to stay. Everyone getting any close contact services should still assess their own risks, and make the best decision they can for themselves. My Teammates and I here at The Village Salon are thankful to have the opportunity to safely serve our community, and we will continue to do so through the thick or the thin of what lies ahead.

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Monroe County Friends of Animals D urango is a 9-month-old medium, mixed breed. He is a handsome deaf boy that is full of youthful energy. He watches body language and facial expressions closely to try and please his humans. Durango is smart as a whip, sweet as sugar, and so much fun to spend time with! He loves to play and is incredibly affectionate. Durango will need a patient owner who will be comfortable with learning and teaching hand commands, he will also need a very secure fenced in yard. This fantastic boy cannot hear cars or other dangers so will need very good safety precautions to keep him safe and secure. He is Pets for Patriots qualified. In training a hearing dog, the dog is given verbal cues, followed with a treat reward, then verbal praise. With deaf dog training all cues are visual. So, the first part of training is to get the dog to look at you. This is also one of the first things you train a hearing dog to do! Once you get your deaf dogs attention using visual hand cues, they are ”listening” to you. Visual cues can be as simple as a thumbs- up sign or pointing to your smile when correct

follow through of a command is met. Dewie is an 11-month-old, 45 lb. male, mixed breed. He came in with his “master escape artist” brother. His brother could escape from any fencing options put before him and Dewie would join him for the next big adventure, now their wandering days are over. Dewie is a super sweet, handsome fellow who wants to be in your lap and likes to snuggle. Pinky is a 3-year-old spayed 44 lb. female mixed breed. With her striking tan and white markings and her constantly wagging tail, she is a fun dog to spend

time with. She enjoys time with people and could use a little more training on leash walking. She appears to have selective dog-aggression issues, though it is difficult to fully determine due to the high stress levels of the shelter environment. As with any adoption process, a meeting with your dog is highly suggested. She is Pets for Patriots qualified. Our supplies are VERY low for our pet food pantry and we are reaching out to the community to help.  Any donations of puppy and dog and kitten and cat food are needed. Donations can be dropped off at

the Shelter, during shelter hours. We thank you for your kindness and support. The Monroe County Animal Shelter is located at 170 Kefauver Lane in Madisonville (behind Wal-Mart) and is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 11-4:30 and Saturdays from 11-2. Email or call 423-442-1015 for more information and to schedule a meet & greet with a pet… and check out all available pets on our website.  https://www. The official Facebook page is: TN Monroe County Animal Shelter.

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September, 2021, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views • 13A

Sneak preview… Fall 2021


he idea for fall and winter 2021 is casual comfort… Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, fashion had been headed in an overall comfier direction for some time! The athleisure category has held strong for years, and stylish sneakers have overtaken sleek high heels as the footwear of choice for women everywhere. Best of all, there’s now a comfortable look for everyone! Matching lounge sets have become a huge style staple – whether it be funky tie-dye or simple all black, these coordinated outfits can take you from morning errands to afternoon zoom calls with ease. If the matchy-matchy outfits aren’t your thing, an outfit made up of comfortable separates may be the 2021 trend you should explore. Try an “elevated jogger” pant paired with a statement sweater and denim jacket for a perfectly comfortable, but still put together, look!

Of course, all the comfortable outfits for the upcoming season are best paired with sneakers! Whether you choose a simple white, a funky print, a beautiful fall color, or a stylish platform – each sneaker “look” has its place in the fashion world for fall 2021. Of course, we still offer a great selection of dresses, jumpsuits, jackets, and separates that can be pieced together if you are needing an outfit for a special occasion – perhaps a fall wedding or a holiday party. At The Lily Pad, we have evolved with these ever changing times to offer our customers the stylish comfort we are all looking for – and a safe environment to shop in.

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14A • East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, September, 2021


Designer-Inspired Closets: Functionality, Convenience and Beauty

s master suites have gotten larger, so have master closets. Gone are the days of a small, reach-in closet. Today’s master closets are about spacious organization and no more fighting over clothing space. It’s been interesting to notice closet trends over the past couple of years. What are today’s trends in the area? The design professionals at Tailored Living of Knoxville have noticed:

Bigger is Better

Besides new home construction that includes larger master closets, during the pandemic many homeowners have chosen to renovate their bedroom suite to create a much larger closet area. Often, two closets are included in the master suite to accommodate separate his and her clothing spaces.

Everyone Loves an Island

If there is enough space, islands are definitely the most requested closet feature. People love having this boutique-inspired element for the extra drawer storage and the horizontal surface to place everyday items like a purse or to use for folding clothing and packing. A walk-in closet needs to measure a minimum of 10’ x 10’ to accommodate an island or peninsula.

Go Neutral

Homeowners are often incorporating bold furniture in their primary bedroom, but in a closet, neutral colors are by far the most popular finishes. Neutral colors such as white, gray and light-colored wood-grain finishes make a smaller space look larger and allows the homeowner to make a big statement with organization, not color.

Decorative Door and Drawer Fronts

The most popular drawer front is currently a Shaker-style. However, using a flat front, which is often less expensive, gives the closet a more modern look. Another popular option is to substitute glass door fronts in the place of solid wood. Each style can give the closet a completely different feel.



Create Flair with Hardware

While the finish may be neutral, adding decorative hardware to drawers will create an eye-catching design element. When you add hardware with an extra pop, you can give a closet a lot of personality.



Jewelry Drawers & Organizers

No more mismatched earrings and tangled necklaces. Velvet-lined jewelry drawers offer scratch-resistant storage for jewelry and other precious items. An optional lock feature provides extra security. While features wanted in a master closet may change over time, the need for an organized space will never change. As one customer said recently, “For the first time in my life I’m organized, a bit trendy, and have the closet of my dreams!” Yes, dreams really do come true.




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285 Cheestana Way $499,000 - MLS#1163053

2025 Paradise Hills Rd, Dandridge New Lakefront Listing $799,000 - MLS# 1150932



142 Chuniloti Way $255,000 - MLS# 1152069

145 Tahlequah Lane $625,000 - MLS# 1145101

130 Bokoshe Circle $374,500 - MLS# 1140656




121 Chanusi Way $499,900 - MLS# 1153764

213 Chota Hills Lane $349,900 - MLS# 1152854


328 Dudala Point - New - $74,500 - MLS# 1153514 222 Yona Way - New - $34,500 - MLS# 1151709 920 Kahite Trail - $35,900 (Golf Front) - MLS# 1098406

125 Tigitsi Lane $410,000 - MLS# 1148808


126 Santee Way $449,900 - MLS# 1156342

138 Kanutsu Lane (New Lake Front) - MLS# 1155247 - $325,000 101 Inagehi Way - MLS# 1159615 - $26,500

September, 2021, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views • 15A


New Listing 323 Okmulgee Circle Loudon, TN 37774 MLS# 1164654 $1,199,500

Tellico Village Waterfront Home w/ Private Dock, Golf Neighborhood and Lakefront Home - Best of Both Worlds. Take your golf cart to the Tanasi Resturant or golf course, brick front, walkout basement, 4 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths, den on main level, open kitchen with quartz counters and newer appliances. Breakfast bar and eat in kitchen with access to covered rear porch overlooking the lake. Master on the main. Oversized 2-car garage w/room for golf cart. 2 newer zoned HVAC systems - See feature sheet for more details. Kitchen Tiffany lamp does NOT convey.

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137 Wolf Creek Way Oak Ridge, TN 37830 MLS#1163348 $555,000

Beautiful 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home located in the desired crossroads at Wolf Creek subdivision! This home features the master suite on the mail level, laundry on the main level, 20’ ceilings in the family room with a gas log fireplace. Gorgeous granite countertops, an eat in kitchen and an oversized garage. You will love the privacy on the back patio with a wooded backyard while the kids enjoy a game of basketball in the side yard on their private basketball court! Owner is providing a $5,000.00 flooring allowance due to scratches on main area living floors.

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2001 Giles Rd. Lenoir City, TN 37772 MLS#1164565 $319,900 BASEMENT RANCHER Updates include flooring, windows, roof, gutters, vinyl, HVAC. Main level features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood burning insert in large living area, large deck across back accessed by the dining area and master. Downstairs features a living area with wood burning insert, area that is plumbed for a kitchen, full bath, laundry (new laundry was also added on the main level.) Storage in attic and an additional room off of the garage. House sits on nearly an acre. Adjacent 5 acre parcel being offered, see MLS# 1164011. Excellent location. Minutes to West Knox. Unrestricted property!

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214 Chickasaw Lane Loudon, TN 37774 MLS#1160579 $90,000 Great Golf Front lot on the Tanasi Golf Course # 5 hole par 3. Over a half of an acre lot. Some seasonal lake views. Golf fronts lots are slim pickins in the Village, so don’t miss out on this one. Drive by today. SOP

1508 Crescent Oaks Lane Lenoir City, TN 37772 MLS#1158514 $389,900 Spacious home in The Oaks Subdivision of Northshore with Knox County schools and conveniently located to shops, restaurants, schools and parks. This 4 bedroom/2.5 bath/plus bonus has plenty of room to grow. Updated flooring, paint, a new water heater & microwave and more have been added in recent years. Nice corner lot with fenced in backyard for privacy. This one won’t last! Schedule your private viewing today!

810 Old Midway Rd Lenoir City, TN 37772 MLS#1158643 $349,900 INCREDIBLE MULTI FAMILY OPPORTUNITY IN PRIME LENOIR CITY LOCATION! 6 miles from Farragut/Turkey Creek. Currently one duplex on property with the potential to have up to 20 more units. Motivated seller...bring all offers.

250 Crestwood Drive Lenoir City, TN 37771 MLS#1162766 $299,900 EXCELLENT LOCATION IN GREAT CONDITION. 2-story home with the master on the main. Large bedrooms and all have a walk in closet. Sits on nearly an acre and backs up to wooded property. Excellent location!

1129 Huffland Drive Loudon, TN 37774 MLS#1161570 $197,000 This charming one level rancher sits on a corner lot in the heart of Loudon and has so much to offer. If you are looking for a large GARAGE with lots of work space and tons of storage, you are going to love this! The detached garage has an unfinished loft above the garage that could be finished to create the perfect place to hang out or just use as extra living space. The possibilities are endless!


325 Candora Rd Maryville, TN 37804 MLS#1163911 $344,900 LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION. This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home is calling your name!! Established neighborhood. Lovingly maintained. This home has so much to offer. Master on the main. Large kitchen with stainless oven, dishwasher and microwave. Large bonus room could be used as a bedroom or bonus. Cathedral ceilings in living room. Owners have just had the home freshly painted. New composite decking on the front porch. Large half acre lot. Fenced and private. Close to shopping. Zoned for Maryville City Schools. Call Today!!

905 McCaslin Sweetwater, TN 37874 MLS#1163626 $314,900 COMPLETELY Updated and Renovated. Don’t be deceived by the front picture. This Home is enormous! 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2624 sq ft home in Sweetwater. This Home has everything you could want. Open kitchen with granite countertops. New white kitchen cabinets. New stainless oven and dishwasher. New flooring throughout the home. Windows have been updated. master bedroom is enormous at 780sq feet!! Family Room has wood burning fireplace. New plumbing, and electrical. large 2 bay garage. Buyer to verify.

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612 W Ridgecrest Drive - Kingston $270,000 - MLS# 1161703 Jackie Henderson - 757-218-3821

Gorgeous Dockable Lakefront Lot! 148 Inagehi Way Lot 7 Blk 7 - Tellico Village $320,000 - MLS# 1161475 Jackie Henderson - 757-218-3821

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105 Nunnehi Trail - Tellico Village’s Kahite $625,000 - MLS# 1100953 Jackie Henderson - 757-218-3821

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101 Coyatee Shores Tellico Village $179,900 - MLS# 1140977 John Tuck 865-567-1936

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9700 Highway 11 E - Lenoir City 165,500 - MLS# 1164338 Jackie Henderson - 757-218-3821

312 Tecumseh Place - Tellico Village $2,499,500 - MLS# 1156343 John Tuck - 865-567-1936

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145 Daleyuhski Way - Tellico Village $479,900 - MLS# 1135505 John Tuck - 865-567-1936

2252 Marina Way Lot 142 - Lenoir City $149,900 - MLS# 1153632 John Tuck - 865-567-1936

1146 Kahite Trail - Vonore $529,999 - MLS# 1140520 Cindy Brewer - 865-679-2344

Spectacular Custom Built Lakefront Home!

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207 Amega Trace - Tellico Village $999,000 - MLS# 1124935 Becky Hunt - 865-789-2571

Hidden Gem on Watts Bar Lake!

375 Hillside Lane - Lenoir City Jackie Henderson - 757-218-3821 $230,888 - MLS# 1146457

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$174,500 - MLS# 1160872 Jackie Henderson - 757-218-3821

439 Charleston Light Lot 54- Lighthouse Pointe $189,900 - MLS# 1153617 John Tuck - 865-567-1936

308 Oostagala Ln Lot 6 - Tellico Village $27,999 - MLS# 1153169 Cindy Brewer - 865-679-2344

Beautiful 1.66 Acre Lot!

Hard to Find 5 Acre Tract!

Fantastic Golf Course Lot Lake & Mountain Views!

130 Glen Mar Dr - Lenoir City $49,999 - MLS# 1151852 Cindy Brewer - 865-679-2344

S. Carter’s Chapel Rd Lot 2 - Lenoir City $149,900 - MLS# 1150501 John Tuck - 865-567-1936

940 Kahite Trail - Tellico Village’s Kahite $39,900 - MLS# 1150695 John Tuck - 865-567-1936

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214 Oostanali Way Lot 14 Tellico Village $18,000 - MLS# 1147616 Cindy Brewer - 865-679-2344

208 Cheeyo Trace Lot 14 - Tellico Village $28,000 - MLS# 1154168 Jackie Henderson - 757-218-3821

127 Konawa Way Lot 10 - Tellico Village $49,900 - MLS# 1153860 Jackie Henderson - 757-218-3821

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Gorgeous Golf Front Lot on the Links 7th Hole!

214 Gadusi Way Lot 25 Blk 18 - Tellico Village $25,000 - MLS# 1164449 John Tuck - 865-567-1936

Private Country Estate!

101 Spring View Drive - Lenoir City $549,000 - MLS# 1162800 John Tuck - 865-567-1936

253 Gadusi Way Lot 5 Blk 17 - Tellico Village $25,000 - MLS# 1164452 John Tuck - 865-567-1936

Lot 4 Blk 3 Kahite Trail - Kahite $49,900 - MLS# 1147608 Jackie Henderson - 757-218-3821

274 N. Coyatee Drive - Tellico Village $369,900 - MLS# 1114506 John Tuck - 865-567-1936

Perfect Lot! Perfect Location!

310 Oostagala Ln Lot 5 - Tellico Village $27,999 - MLS# 1153168 Cindy Brewer - 865-679-2344

Just A Short Walk To The Lake! 120 Dudala Way - Tellico Village $25,000 - MLS# 1093395 John Tuck - 865-567-1936

Great Neighborhood Lot

115 Daleyuhski Way Lot 20 Blk 15 - Tellico Village $15,000 - MLS# 1155803 Joyce Frye - 865-389-1431

Lake Access Lot!

205 Coyatee Dr Lot 3 Tellico Village $24,999 - MLS# 1149143 Becky Hunt - 865-789-2571


Discover the Extraordinary World of Antiques Volume 21, No. 9

September 2021


By Peggy Cones, Owner of Cones Cupboard Antiques

was first introduced to the world of antiques at a very early age by my mother, who instilled in me her passion for antiques. She helped me to discover that the antique world was much different than what most people believe, which is that antiques are comprised mainly of furniture items. And while furniture is an important component of our world of antiques, there are other, and just as exciting, areas just waiting to be discovered by you.

I would like to personally invite you to visit Cones Cupboard Antiques located in the West End Antique Mall in Knoxville, where you’ll discover a treasure trove of antiques, all selected by me personally during my buying trips throughout the United States. I guarantee you that my eclectic collection of antique and vintage furniture, glassware, sterling silver, collectibles and gifts will excite both the newest antique enthusiast and antique aficionado among you . Unlike the traditional “big box” department stores which only offer offshore, mass-produced, generic gift items, Cones Cupboard Antiques features many one of a kind gift ideas that simply aren’t available elsewhere. Truly unique, these gifts will remind family members and friends alike just how much they mean to you and the thought that you put into selecting their gift. And you can also take heart in knowing that your gift may also be destined to become a shared family heirloom. Whether you’re an antique expert or a virtual newcomer, I invite you to visit us at Cones Cupboard Antiques, where you can rediscover or discover for the very first time our world of antiques in the West End Antique Mall in Knoxville. Also, like us on Facebook! Cones Cupboard Antiques 7200 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919

How to Shop for a Range

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Submitted by Pattersons Home Appliance Center

hopping for a new range can be difficult because there are so many variables in modern day ranges. Ask yourself some questions before you start looking around: Do you utilize the cooktop most, or are you more likely to bake and broil? How many burners do you want, and do you want a convection oven? You also want to consider which type of range to get - freestanding or slide-in. While these can be interchangeable, the biggest difference is where the control panel is. Slide-ins typically have the panel along the front, while freestanding ranges have it above the back of the appliance. Let’s take a look at some great ways to figure out which range works best in your kitchen and lifestyle. Range Cooktop Technology There are three main cooktop types: • Gas - Heated with natural gas or propane. • Radiant - Heated with electricity. • Induction - Heated with a magnetic field and specialized cookware. So how do you make a choice from the different types of range cooktops? First, you’ll want to check out the burners.

Some ranges have the typical 4 burners, while others have 4 burners and a Keep Warm zone, which can be used to keep food hot without scorching it or causing it to boil over (sometimes one burner will have the option to also operate on a Keep Warm setting). You can also find 5 burner ranges, and some cooktops have a double or triple burner that allows you to use different-sized pots or pans on that one burner. Some burners might even be specifically labeled for simmering or melting. Radiant and induction cooktops measure the heat of their burners in watts. Induction ranges heat up much faster than radiant cooktops, so for electric burners, remember that the higher the wattage, the more powerful the burner is. You also want to look for low temperature settings, such as the aforementioned simmer, melt, and warming burners. For gas cooktops, burner power is measured in BTUs (or British Thermal Units). Burners capable of over 15,000 BTUs are powerful, and some modern day cooktops have 20,000 BTU burners to make cooking easier and faster. Look for a gas range with 2 burners at 15,000 BTU or higher, and two low heat burners. For simmering,

that means 1,200 - 1,300 BTUs, and for melting, 500 - 600 BTUs. Range Maintenance One often overlooked, but very common, kitchen issue is ventilation. While using your range, you’re going to release a lot of smoke, steam, grease, and odors into your house, let alone the heat caused by cooking. Gas ranges are the biggest heat producing range, so ventilation is especially important for them. If your range is up against your wall, it’s easy to get a hood or over-the-range microwave to get that stuff out, but if your range is in an island or peninsula, downdraft vents are a great option. Some ranges have a builtin downdraft vent, but even if it doesn’t, there are external downdrafts that can be added to make your cooking experience that much better. As for cleaning your oven, most ovens with a self-cleaning feature simply heat up to an incredibly high temperature and reduce any leftover food spillage into ash. It works well, but your oven will get extremely hot and stay that way for a few hours. This can be pretty tough on your range, so other self-cleaning options, such as Steam Cleaning or Aqualift cleaning (Whirlpool’s version of Steam Cleaning) are available

on other ranges. While these are gentler on your range, these cleaning cycles need to be done more frequently and don’t give quite the same cleaning performance. Range Features One highly-enjoyed modern-day range feature is the convection oven. Every oven has a bottom bake element (usually hidden) and a top broil element to cook their food, but with convection, there’s a third element in the back of the oven with a fan facing in. Benefits of convection include more even baking, faster cooking, and less energy waste. Other range features are usually more obvious than the convection oven, which is only visible inside your range. You can also find ranges with extra oven racks, double oven ranges (with the second oven on top or to one side of the appliance), and ranges operating on dual fuel (such as an electric range with a gas cooktop). Some ranges even come with a cooking accessory such as a griddle that can be used right on the cooktop. Pattersons Home Appliance Center 10640 Kingston Pike 865-694-4181

CHEO Invites You To:

“How to Calm Unresolved Pain in Muscles and Joints:

The SMaRT Technique” with Beth Santella, RN, LMT, RCR


Tuesday, September 21 - 6:30 p.m.- at Rarity Bay

he SMaRT Technique (Spontaneous Muscle Release technique) reduces sudden or chronic pain caused by repetitive movements or injury to muscles and/or joints. It is a newer modality under the

umbrella of Myofacial Release. SMaRT promotes faster recovery and is easier on the client. Beth Santella, LMT, RCR, Retired RN, gave a phenomenal presentation for CHEO on Myofacial Release in 2017 and returns by popular

demand to demonstrate and tell us more about the amazing SMaRT technique. You won’t want to miss it! Door Prize: A complimentary one hour massage with Beth. CHEO programs are open to the public and free for members, with a $10.00 suggested minimum donation for all guests. Check- in will begin at 6:30 PM for Meet and Greet. Program begins at 7 PM.  Face coverings are optional. CHEO is a non-profit organization supporting holistic and integrative wellness. CHEO provides the community

with many opportunities to discover pathways to well-being. More information can be found online at or call Diane Minch at 423 884 6031. Please note the change in location and day of the week for this program. 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. Turn Right at the Rarity Bay entrance. The Community Activity Center is the second building on the right.

Prevent a Family Boat Dock Tragedy


recent article in BoatUS describes how two young friends, boys ages 10 and 11, drowned in Cherokee Lake. Sadly they died from Electric Shock Drowning or ESD. ESD occurs when low levels of A/C current enter the water from faulty electrical wiring on family docks and boats. This current incapacitates a swimmer, causing them to drown. It also poses a significant health risk to those attempting to rescue these individuals. The article went on to say that as many as 7 other swimmers were reportedly drowned from ESD nationally during this same summertime period and that there were probably at least as many near misses. It is also likely that other ESD drownings occurred but went unidentified as such. Electric Shock Drownings have been likened to entering a bathtub with an electric hair dryer in your hand. But A T T O R N E Y A T L AW in this case, the hair dryer is your boat or dock. The real tragedy of these stories is that these drown:LOOV 7UXVW3UHSDUDWLRQ ings needn’t have taken place. The solution is a simple 3UREDWH one costing only $799. That’s right. For the combined an7UXVW (VWDWH$GPLQLVWUDWLRQ nual costs of detailing and winterizing your family’s boat, &RQVHUYDWRUVKLSV these deaths likely could have been prevented. Called ShockIQ, this state of the art device can be in5HDO(VWDWH&ORVLQJVWKUX7HOOLFR7LWOH6HUYLFHV stalled on your dock to detect stray A/C electrical current &HQWUDOO\ORFDWHGLQ³GRZQWRZQ´7HOOLFR9LOODJH in the water near your dock. At the first sign of current in the water, ShockIQ swiftly and safely shuts down the A/C power to your dock while sounding an audible alarm. TELLICO TITLE SERV ICES INC. Tragedy averted. The ShockIQ is available from Lifetime Docks for only Choose, no … I N S I S T on the professionals at $799 and can easily be installed by the dock owner. To Tellico Title for your real estate closing! learn more, call Patrick Boring at 423-566-7401.

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Living the Dream?

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No matter where you are in life — just getting started or planning for retirement — you have goals and dreams.


Jim Fairweather

Independence PROOF




iving the Dream” is an idiom often used by people in response to the question, “How are things going?” Usually this response is uttered satirically, suggesting that we’re far from living our dreams. But I’m here to tell you that can live your dream. And your response to the question, “How are things going?” doesn’t have to be that typical whimsical retort. Rest assured that some rain will fall on all our lives from time to time. But living the dream isn’t an accident. Living the dream is the result of careful planning and the implementation of a well thought out strategy designed to take full advantage of those objectives you’ve worked decades to achieve, as well as providing for those occasional rains that will require skillful navigation to lessen their impact on our lives. As a young man growing up in East Tennessee, my plans for the future were in their early and informative years. I continue to be surrounded by many wonderful people who have helped to shape who I have become and who will continue to influence me in the future. I love the community in which I live, work and raise our family. I have a passion to see our community prosper as well as its people. In looking back nearly 2 decades now, perhaps it wasn’t a surprise that I chose a career as a financial advisor. Financial planning has provided me with the unique opportunity to help those I care so much about to pursue their dreams. I can’t begin to tell you how rewarding my career has become as I discovered that by helping others to work towards their dreams, that I would fulfill my goal of living my own dream. I have been rewarded far more than I could have imagined by the knowledge that Fairweather Financial has helped so many of its friends and neighbors to discover the rich and fulfilling future that awaits them. If you’re like me and believe that you too deserve to achieve your own American dream, than I would like to personally invite you to call me and to set up your no cost or obligation consultation. By asking the right questions, by listening carefully and by implementing a well thought out financial strategy for your future, you too could be well on your way to living your dream.

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By Jim Fairweather Owner/LPL Financial Advisor – Fairweather Financial

Fairweather Financial 107 West North St. Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-6565

Discover a Life Worth Hearing


Disclosure: Securities offered through LPL Financial FINRA/SIPC.

“We love you grandma and grandpa!”

“You heard that, right?”

You may be one free hearing exam and consultation away from rediscovering the sounds of life

Call or email us today for your free hearing test!

Robert Ferraro, H.I.S

We are in Rarity Bay in Vonore, Tennessee serving Monroe, Loudon and Blount Counties –Vonore, Loudon, Madisonville, Sweetwater, Lenoir City, Maryville and neighboring towns.

Connie Ferraro,

Client Care Coordinator

We can service your hearing aids remotely - from anywhere to anywhere via your mobile phone, so you are even covered when you are traveling.


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Part Two

s we described last month, in the August 2021 issue of East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, hearing loss is increasingly becoming more of a problem in the United States as large numbers of Baby Boomers retire every day. Because hearing loss is often gradual, it can go undetected for long periods of time. We may feel that others are speaking too quickly or perhaps are mumbling. Untreated, those experiencing hearing loss may begin to feel a sense of isolation and may elect to reduce their social interactions. And those with more severe hearing loss can actually experience speech impairment when left untreated. Thanks to today’s exciting new advances in hearing aid technology, more and more people are overcoming hearing loss allowing them to maintain their healthy and active lifestyles. The solution to hearing loss is education. Information can help us to overcome both hearing loss and other related problems. In this month’s issue of East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, we are pleased to bring you Part Two of our recent interview with Tellico Hearing Solutions owner and founder Robert Ferraro. As you will recall, Robert’s interest in hearing aid technology first began when he and his wife, Connie, learned that he was experiencing hearing loss. If you are experiencing hearing loss or have a loved one or close friend that is, we hope you will find this feature helpful. Here is the second part of that interview. ETMV: Robert, remind our readers again about your own hearing loss experience. Robert: My hearing loss started a few years ago. I was straining to hear everything that others were saying. I began to tune-out in social settings and missed much of the conversations. It was just too tiring to try to keep up. I had to constantly ask people to speak louder or to repeat themselves. Connie was also telling me that the TV and radio were too loud. We connected the dots and decided it was time to have my hearing examined. My first set of hearing aids was like a reawakening. It opened an entirely new world to me. I couldn’t believe how much of life I had been missing. ETMV: You stated previously that your own hearing loss was what lead you to pursue a career as a Hearing Instrument

Specialist. Explain. Robert: Hearing “normally” again had an incredible impact my life. It really opened my eyes, or should I say ears? It created a new awareness. I came to realize that there are literally millions of other Americans just like me experiencing hearing loss which is going undiagnosed, and worse, untreated. The solution to hearing loss and a full and productive life is within everyone’s grasp. I made a major decision to go back to school to become licensed and certified in Tennessee to be able to test peoples’ hearing, and if appropriate for them, fit them with proper hearing aid devices. Look, today’s hearing instruments are extremely sophisticated and each person’s needs are unique. At Tellico Hearing Solutions we have the required technical expertise, but more importantly, my own personal hearing loss experience helps us to truly relate to each and every patient on a level that others simply can’t. ETMV: Today’s hearing instruments are unlike those used in the past. Why? Robert: Technology. Today’s hearing instruments possess technological advances unheard of just a few short years ago. Miniaturization has made them virtually undetectable and technology has made them adaptive, enabling them to adapt to ever changing environments. We can even help you to make refinements to your hearing instruments remotely without having to leave your home. Our clients are also surprised to learn that our hearing instruments can reduce the severity of tinnitus that many experience. ETMV: What’s the next step for someone who thinks they might be experiencing hearing loss? Robert: Avoid inaction. The sooner you act, the better the outcome. Untreated, hearing loss can negatively impact you in so many more ways than you might imagine. Remember, I’m not only a licensed and certified Hearing Instrument Specialist, but I also overcame my hearing loss. Won’t you let me help you to rediscover a full and productive life? Why not call me today! Tellico Hearing Solutions, PLLC 865-635-1887

September, 2021, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views • 5B

Say Good-Bye to Endless Boat Detailing

designs you can



10 years!

Dress Your Windows in Function and Style! Windows can be complicated to address. The shape of the window, privacy or light concerns, energy savings, or the aesthetics of the window, are all considerations we take when dressing your home's windows. As custom window treatments professionals, we tailor custom window treatments for each window so they'll fit perfectly and give you the one of a kind look that fits your style. Draperies add texture, softness, and elegance to a space. Without them, a room can often feel unfinished and even cold. From a practical standpoint, they can help filter or block light, unsightly views, and noise.

ike other area boaters, we frequently see boats in docks, both private and some community docks that are protected by the Touchless Boat Cover System. The concept is a simple one...create a garage for your boat that protects your watercraft like your home’s garage protects your vehicles. So we installed a new Touchless Boat Cover System last summer, redirecting a portion of the money we saved from a canceled 2020 Mediterranean cruise. Well the proof as they say is in the pudding. When we opened up our boat for the beginning of the 2021 boating season, we were pleasantly surprised. And although we had considered using our old boat cover as added protection, we avoided the temptation. We simply pressed our Touckless key fob and our boat, which was detailed last summer, appeared, looking showroom new. No bird droppings and no spiders. We lowered our boat lift, turned on the battery, started the blower and after the required interval, started our engine. We were off for an enjoyable day on the lake.

Prepare for a season of fun in the sun on the lake without the long hours of detailing your boat by calling Patrick Boring at Lifetime Docks, LLC.

Layering is often the best way to marry form and function. By pairing a Hunter Douglas Silhouette®, Woven Wood, or Shutter, with soft fashions such as drapery panels, you get not only the look, but also light blocking and control to limit how much heat gain or loss you have in a room. Thinking about updating your windows? Call us today to see what customized solutions we can design for you!



By Tom Irmen

Complimentary Consultations 865.392.6222

Truly the best investment we have made in years, we plan on taking great care of our new Touchless Boat Cover System that takes such great care of our family boat. Thanks to our good friends at Lifetime Docks, LLC we plan on taking advantage of their Basic Maintenance Package which includes the lubrication of the system’s 20 to 25 pulleys, checking and adjusting all components, and a thorough test/inspection of the entire cover. Lifetime also offers a variety of other helpful Maintenance Packages that they are anxious to share with you. Prepare for a season of fun in the sun on the lake without the long hours of detailing your boat by calling Patrick Boring at Lifetime Docks, LLC. Avoid the rush by calling Patrick today. Lifetime Docks, LLC Patrick Boring 865-719-0027

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In the Garden by

Lisa Grugin

all is in the air! How are things going in your yard? This is a great time to reevaluate and make plans for next year because you can see what did well and what didn’t. What would you like to be different about next year’s garden? Do you want to add, subtract, multiply, or divide? There is some math required! September is a busy time in the garden because it is when we start preparing it for fall and winter. Here are things that you need to do this month: » Do your walk around and check into all the areas that you have ignored while it was hot. 1. Look up to see how trees are faring. Are canopies sparse with dropping leaves? Are there broken, damaged, or diseased branches? Do you have oozing spots, sawdust, or a lot of woodpecker holes? How about shelf mushrooms? All of these are indications that a tree is stressed and may have a disease or insect problem. 2. Look down to ground level. Do you have mole tunnels or small tunnel entrances that indicate mole and/or vole problems? Are skunks, possums, and other critters digging up your lawn to get to grubs? How are annuals and perennials doing? What is going on in your vegetable garden? 3. Look into your trees and shrubs to check for signs of disease and insects. Plants that have struggled may need a systemic product applied so that problems don’t overwinter in them and reappear next year. » Did you grow vegetables this year? How was it? Make notes of what varieties you tried and where they were planted so that you can “crop rotate” next year. Yes, you still have to do that in raised beds. Diseases build up in the soil if you do not. If your vegetable beds have stopped producing, clean them out and plant fall veggies. You can also add

compost, manure, or leaf mold to improve your soil for next year. » Many of us had problems with fungus and insects this year, as we do every year. Our long growing season also means we have a long breeding season. Please be sure to get up all the fallen leaves and plant debris from problem plants so insects and fungal spores can’t overwinter. Evergreens can still be treated if necessary, but it is a waste of money to treat deciduous trees and shrubs that will not re-grow leaves now anyway. » If your annuals look terrible, remove and compost them. Impatiens and begonias in particular should be pulled before a frost, because they will turn to mush if they freeze. Swap them for cool season annuals or perennials. » If you are not going to refill your containers, dump out old soil and store them in a dry area. This is particularly important for terra cotta or low fired ceramics that will not withstand freezing temperatures. » If you need to divide and/or transplant perennials, September is a good month to do spring blooming or fleshy rooted (peonies, iris, etc.) perennials. » Don’t be embarrassed by plant failure,

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9885 Highway 11E, Lenoir City, TN 37772 • 865-986-7229 especially if you are new to the area or are not an experienced gardener. It happens to everyone. Your yard/garden is a living thing, and all living things change. Some things thrive and some don’t, so just roll with it and look at “failures” as an opportunity to try something different! » Before I finish, I would like to talk a little about mums. 1. There are some lovely perennial mums (which now have the botanical name of Dendranthema), but they aren’t the colorful balls that you see everywhere this time of year. Those are hybrids, and they may or may not come back. They may also come back a different color or as dozens of little “mumlets” instead of a single plant. If you want to try to get them to come back, plant in the ground by mid-September so they can get roots down before a freeze. 2. Mums have a 4-6 week bloom time

that is made shorter by heat and longer by cool weather. If your neighbor has a mum that lasts the entire fall, it isn’t real! They are still fairly cheap, so buy them when you are ready and then compost them and buy another when they fade. » Pansies are cool weather plants and like to go in the ground mid to late September. Don’t plant too early or they will stretch. Don’t plant too late or they won’t have time to get established. If you have questions, give us a call. I encourage you to stop by and see all the wonderful things we have for fall. Beautiful gardens begin at Meadow View! Meadow View Greenhouses & Garden Center 9885 Highway 11E Lenoir City, TN 37772 865-986-7229

“Garage Flooring: What to Know Before You Invest”


or the past several years homeowners have been investing in garage floor coatings and the trend continues to grow. A recent industry report showed that consumer demand for garage flooring has increased almost 20% during the past two years. Since a garage floor takes more daily abuse than any other floor in the home, it should be beautiful, yet tough enough to handle hot tires from cars, trucks and motorcycles. However, all garage floor coatings are definitely not created equal. Most large home improvement stores sell DIY epoxy garage floor kits. These kits often consist of relatively inexpensive, water-based epoxies, which make good basecoats. However, they do not include a high-performance urethane topcoat or proper concrete preparation, causing the flooring system to fail prematurely. PremierGarage of Knoxville, the area’s flooring experts, says your garage floor coating should include these important industry practices: Grind Preparation, Not Acid Wash

A significant factor in the longevity of a concrete coating is the preparation of the floor. It requires a surface texture that promotes a strong bond between the epoxy and the floor surface.  Grinding creates the correct surface texture for the base coat to adhere to the concrete. Some companies try to acid wash floors, which is a less-expensive method, but it does not create a good bond, resulting in a much lower bond strength and much higher probability of floor failure.

Full Flake Coverage, Not Partial The amount of flake broadcast into the epoxy not only has a decorative purpose, but it also has a functional purpose. Decorative flakes actually make the epoxy layer thicker and act as an additional bonding agent.  Since the flakes are more flexible, it can help prevent chipping when objects are dropped onto it.  Saturating the base coat with the flakes makes it up to three times thicker than if someone “sprinkled” flakes onto a solid epoxy color.    Commercial-Grade Top Coat Using a high-quality, commercial-grade polyurethane topcoat is vital so the floor stands up to hot tires and dropped tools for many years. Polyurethane provides chemical, slip, UV and scratch resistance, as well as gloss retention. It also reduces allergens by resisting the growth of microorganisms. The non-porous coating cures to twice as hard as traditional epoxies, making the garage floor resistant to gasoline, auto fluids, paint thinner, pesticides and other household chemicals that can destroy inferior epoxy finishes. Call PremierGarage of Knoxville to help you create a long-lasting garage floor. Then add custom garage cabinets and other storage solutions to turn your garage into your favorite spot in the home. PremierGarage® 865-947-8686

Get ROLLING On New Window Treatments For Fall

September, 2021, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views • 7B

By Darla Zorn – Owner/Founder – Express Blinds


fficially beginning on September 22nd, autumn ushers in a season of spectacular change featuring Mother Nature’s rich palette of extraordinary colors that never cease to amaze. In just a few short weeks, your visual senses will delight in new bold yellows, fiery reds, rusty crimson, neon orange, pine green and russet browns, which are all but a few of the Fall colors that await to tantalize you. Autumn also provides the perfect inspiration for those of you contemplating a home décor refresh, and new window treatments likely top your to-do list. Need some additional inspiration? How about this singular sensation from Express Blinds? Roller Shades! Nothing gives a more finished or tailored look then a single, neat shade that has the potential to completely disappear, allowing your stunning architecture - or that inspiring view – to take front stage. Why Roller Shades? » A minimal look with UV efficiency, filter just the right amount of light. » Our more than 500 different fabrics mean that there isn’t a style we can’t complement. » Breathe easy. Our certified fabrics ensure low emission levels. » Roller Shades can be used with existing draperies offering increased light control. Like Mother Nature, you’re in charge of an almost unlimited array of colors and textures. And unlike Mother Nature you can select from a variety of control features and design options including fabric cornice, square and curved cassettes, fas-


Cheryl Pfund Express Blinds’ Design Consultant & Tellico Village resident with 20+ years of window treatment experience

cia, deluxe valences, regular and reverse rolls, and more. You can even take it outside with our exterior shades that maintain your spectacular views, but that block the intense heat. If you’re ready to get ROLLING, simply call Express Blinds, Shutters, Shades & Drapes today at 865-730-4880 and ask for Cheryl Pfund, your very own Tellico Village resident and Tellico area expert with over 20 years of experience in the window treatment industry. Cheryl, and our team of designers and installers, will work closely with you to provide that showcase quality look that you’ve been dreaming of. Express Blinds, Shutters, Shades & Drapes 865-730-4880

Friends of the Vonore Public Library

ELP NEEDED - The Friends of the Vonore Public Library (FVPL) Board has taken a hit with the COVID Pandemic. Our membership has dropped and we have lost three Board members.  We are seeking volunteers who would like to serve on the Board.  We need a Treasurer, Secretary, and Imagination Library representative.  The Friends are very active in the Vonore Community with a book sale, annual member meeting with speaker, free children book giveaways, summer reading program, grants to the library to purchase computers, and started a fund to build a new library.  The FVPL Board meets once a month in Vonore.  For information, contact Don Edmands, Jr. at or phone 423-884-3806.

8B • East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, September, 2021

Discover Your Home’s Showcase Kitchen & Bath


By Megan Thomas - Owner – Knox Cabinet Co.

arly in my career, I purchased and remodeled existing homes for resale. It was here that I learned the importance of creating dynamic kitchens and baths. They became the centerpiece of each successful sale. From my vantage point as a cabinet buyer/ customer, I gained an appreciation for what homeowners shopping for kitchen and bath cabinetry wanted from their cabinet supplier, which led to the creation and launch of Knox Cabinet Co. We set out to make shopping for quality and affordable cabinetry as easy and as seamless as possible. With two showrooms in Hardin Valley and Maryville, you can visit either of these convenient shopping venues to discover how to transform virtually every room in your home. Homeowners agree that their home’s kitchen is the most important room in their home. They’re the center of our family’s day-to-day living activities. Our showrooms feature multiple designer created vignettes to help inspire you to discover that showcase quality kitchen and bathroom within your home. With the assistance of one of our designers, we will guide you through every step of the design process, answer all of your questions, offer recommendations, and even offer CAD drawings using the latest design software. Our cabinets are built from all wood construction and all doors and drawers are soft-close and drawers are dovetailed. Just a few of the available options include pull-out trash receptacles, microwave cabinets, spice rack pull-outs, and file drawers for starters. Other favorite options include multiple stain and paint options and your choice of door profiles. We can also offer your favorite Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams colors. These are truly high-end cabinets at a very affordable price. I would like to personally invite you to visit one of our two convenient showroom locations. Our Maryville showroom is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday by appointment only. Our Hardin Valley showroom is open by appointment only. Appointments, which will provide you with our undivided attention, are encouraged and can be made by calling 865-674-5669. Readers can also visit our website at or check us out on Facebook at Knoxville Cabinet Co. or Instagram at @knoxcabinetcompany. Why not discover the showcase kitchen and bath in your home by calling us today. Knox Cabinet Co. 10238 Hardin Valley Rd., Knoxville, TN 37932 1414 East Broadway Ave., Maryville, TN 37804 865-674-5669 |


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By Kerry McDuffie – Owner – Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning

oday, thanks to enhanced cleaning technologies and new and improved synthetic carpet fibers, we are able to clean your home’s wall-to-wall carpeting and Oriental rugs more effectively and efficiently then ever before. But the technologies used to clean carpeting and to wash Oriental rugs are as different as night and day. While carpeting is manufactured primarily from synthetic fibers, their cousins, the Oriental rugs, continue to be hand-crafted using the same all-natural materials that have been used for centuries. Their wool and cotton construction and natural dyes, while durable, make them susceptible to permanent damage if washed improperly. At Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning, we have pioneered a proprietary 11-step Oriental rug washing system that is the result of my more than 35 years of carpet and rug washing experience. Our system not only thoroughly washes your Oriental rugs, but it also protects them from the damage that can result from improper handling and cleaning by inexperienced tradesmen. We’re proud of our proprietary Oriental rug washing system and even more proud of our most recent investments in the latest advances in Oriental rug washing technology that makes Knoxville’s best Oriental rug washing boutique even better. We recently installed the new Marinator Decon System that allows us to circulate up to 80 gallons of solution per minute throughout your entire rug, leaving your rug cleaner than ever before. We have also installed the all new Centrum Force Rug Wash Floor that allows us to thoroughly rinse your rugs using pure, 100% treated water, and not recycled water. Think of it as a shower rather than a bath. Our nearly 4 decades of delivering a Superior level of customer service, and our continued investments in new state-of-the-art technologies, underscore our commitment to you to remain the very best Oriental rug washing service in East Tennessee. Discover for yourself just how East Tennessee’s proprietary, 11-step Oriental rug washing system just got better. Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning 865-691-5686


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Why Not Update Your Home Without Busting Your Budget?


mericans are discovering many innovative ways to update their homes without the added cost, inconvenience, mess, or disruption of a major renovation. With a few simple updates like lighting, cabinet drawer pulls and door handles, new window treatments, and a thorough cleaning and painting, you can create that showcase look you’ve been dreaming of. Sometimes all it takes to achieve that updated look is to add a new accent chair, sofa or loveseat, dining table, art, décor, or perhaps a colorful rug. Thanks to Premiere Consignment, conveniently located in Tellico Village, you’ll discover many of the items that you’ve been looking for at incredible savings. By being located within the heart of the Tellico Lake area, Premiere Consignment has the opportunity to secure furniture, art, home décor items, and Oriental rugs from many of the area’s most luxurious homes. Also, because most of their consignors have relocated to communities such as Tellico Village and Rarity Bay from all across the country, they are able to offer a large selection of items purchased by these same homeowners from all across the nation. Perhaps that’s why Premiere Consignment is frequented by many of our area’s top in-

terior designers and decorators. Along with an excellent selection of dining room furniture, sofas, loveseats, chairs, stools, and recliners, you’ll also discover Oriental rugs, lamps, home décor, paintings, prints, florals, and other art items. Another feature that’s popular with both their consignors and retail customers is how quickly they are able to turn over their showroom inventory. Customers appreciate it because the selection is greater, and consignors appreciate it because their sale items are on the retail sales floor sooner. So whether you’re contemplating refreshing your home with some new-to-you furniture and décor or if you have some gently used name brand furniture, art, décor, or Oriental rugs that you no longer use, you’ll find Premiere Consignment to be the perfect solution. And don’t forget their online store powered by eBay, where they have successfully sold many thousands of items for their customers. Premiere Consignment 320 Lakeside Plaza Loudon, TN 37774 865-458-9721

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Free Cultural Events for Students in Knox and Surrounding Counties


he Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville, in cooperation with the local arts and culture community, is proud to announce the tenth year of Penny4Arts, a program developed to meet the local arts community’s longterm 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 by nearly 25 organizations at the maximum cost of ONE PENNY (or FREE) when accompanied by a paying adult during the 2021/2022 academic school year. Most organizations allow up to three children to attend for free: www. Concerts, plays, dance performances, museums, festivals, historic home tours, and live radio broadcasts are part of Pen-

ny4Arts. Organizations whose admission is regularly free are offering special programs. More than 100 events will be included in Penny4Arts, and in addition, eight organizations offer year-round opportunities for children: Blount Mansion, Historic Ramsey House, Historic Westwood, James White’s Fort, Knoxville Museum of Art, Mabry-Hazen House, Marble Springs


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State Historic Site, and Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. The schedule of performances is listed chronologically at, where families may also sign up for a weekly e-mail notice (and occasional special events). Highlights include: • Eight Masterworks and four Chamber concerts by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra • Three Knoxville Opera performances • Dogwood Arts Southern Skies Music Festival • Knoxville Classical Guitar’s entire season of concerts • Two Knoxville Jazz Orchestra performances • Contemporary music concerts at the Bijou Theatre Most participating 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. Each participating organization’s specific guidelines are also listed on the Penny4Arts web site.

The following organizations are participating in Penny4Arts for the 2021/2022 school year: Bijou Theatre, Blount Mansion, Circle Modern Dance, Clarence Brown Theatre, Dogwood Arts, East Tennessee Historical Society, Historic Ramsey House, Historic Westwood, James White’s Fort, Jubilee Community Arts, Knoxville Children’s Theatre, Knoxville Guitar Society, Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville Opera, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Mabry-Hazen House, Marble Springs State Historic Site, McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, Oak Ridge Civic Ballet Association, Oak Ridge Civic Music Association, Tennessee Stage Company, Tennessee Valley Fair, Tennessee Wind Symphony, and Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. For more information, please visit, or contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at (865) 523-7543 or About the Arts & Culture Alliance The Arts & Culture Alliance serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. The Alliance receives financial support from the City of Knoxville and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Proven Protection From Nature’s Most Destructive Force!


hoosing Keener Homes to build our retirement dream home in Tellico Village was a great decision. We interviewed numerous builders in the area and decided to go with Kit Keener as we toured some of their new builds and completed homes. We were very impressed with the attention to details and quality of workmanship. Kit was a pleasure to work with and answered all of our questions and took our design changes in stride. Derek Miller, the project manager, was awesome to deal with. He was right on top of things, returned phone calls promptly and made great suggestions. He went above and beyond. Krisha, the office manager, communicated with us on a weekly basis so we knew what was going on with suppliers and invoicing. She was so easy to talk to, is detail oriented and caring. | 865-458-1759 Don and I would218 highly recommend Kit andLoudon, his team. We thrilled with Lakeside Plaza, TNare37774 our new home.

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By Tom Irmen

t is estimated that lightning strikes occur 25 million times a year in North America resulting in $5 billion in property damage. Do you think that lightning can’t strike your home? What are the odds? Think again. In just the last several months, lighting has struck two homes in Rarity Bay. One home was a total loss. The other home, which was under construction, sustained fire damage. Fortunately there were no injuries or fatalities. The solution is easier than you might imagine. Acting on the recommendation of a neighbor whose home was next door to one of the two lightning strikes I mentioned earlier, I contacted William Burden at WB Lightning Rods at (321) 217-3438. This three generation old, family owned business, has been in business since 1950. Rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau and a National Fire Protection Association member, WB Lightning Rods installed air terminals (rods) on our roof which were connected to down connectors (cables) which in turn where connected to copper grounding rods. So just how does this system work? It’s quite simple actually. The system provides a pathway for lightning to be safely dissipated to the system’s grounding rods. Installed in about 4 hours, this system will provide you with the peace of mind you deserve. This lightning protection system is an inexpensive alternative to the loss of a home, personal possessions, injuries or worse. To learn more call William Burden at WB Lightning Rods at (321) 217-3438 today.

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Have You Ever Been Stoned? 10B • East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, September, 2021

By david Brewster, Owner of Aqua Clear Water Systems, LLC


e aren’t talking about laughing on the floor in your freshman college dorm room stoned. We’re talking about crying on the toilet, questioning if you are dying, stoned.  Kidney stones hurt! Ask a person who has experienced them to rank it on a pain scale of 1 to 10, and they’ll tell you it’s off the chart. Women will tell you it’s more painful than childbirth. Based on that, I want to do everything I can to NOT be

the 1 out of 10 humans that pass a stone in their lifetime. You, too? Then, what could we do to prevent that? Doctors will tell you the most important prevention method is drinking PLENTY of water to flush your kidneys! Except the doctors forgot to tell you one very important fact: The QUALITY of your water matters. Think about it. If your body is producing kidney stones, which are made up of calcium shards, wouldn’t it make

sense to drink water that’s calcium-free? Hard water is Miracle-Gro for kidney stones. If you look under your refrigerator water dispenser, you’d likely see white build-up, which is a sign your water is full of dissolved rock. If this build-up is calcifying over your showerheads, faucets, fridge water dispenser, and coffee maker, what do you think it is doing to your “internal body pipes?”   A PubMed article performed a “dou-

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ble-blind randomized trial” with 18 chronic kidney stone patients. In this experiment, one group drank hard water and the other soft water. Do you know what they found? In the patients who drank hard water, there was a 50% increase in the urinary calcium concentration and a 300% increase in the calcium-citrate index. So, what’s the solution? To drink pure water!   Most of us believe bottled water is “pure.” However, most have mineral additives in them. So if you’re sick of lugging around those cheap, single-use plastic water bottles that aren’t really pure, you should invest in your own “bottled water factory!” For as low as $1 a day, you can have 4,000 purified water bottles at your kitchen sink! Aqua Clear Water Systems can help you do that. We have installed more than 30,000 pieces of water filtration equipment over 25+ years. One client had suffered 71 stones in 1 year, but after installing our system, they NEVER had a stone again. Talk about “Changing Water, Changing Lives!”  So what are you waiting for? It doesn’t cost you a dime to have a conversation with us. We’d love to credit your account $200 just because we can’t wait to hear your kidney stone success story. Give us a call today, and it could change your health for the better! Aqua Clear Water Systems 1767 Kevin Lane Lenoir City, TN 37772 865-213-1139

Make a World of Difference by Simply Transforming Your Kitchen and Bath Storage


ue to the boom of new construction, it has been a busy year for us in Tellico Village and surrounding neighborhoods and we thank you for your business! Many of our customers have moved from a larger home, or a very different kitchen layout, and often wrestle with how to set up, organize, and get the best use of storage space for their new home and new lifestyle. At Shelf Help, we work with homeowners to evaluate, design, and install custom rollout shelving and organizers that fit right into your home’s existing kitchen and bath cabinets or pantries, providing you with easier access, better organization, and maximum use of your available storage space. And for those who may experience challenges (and we all do!) of reaching cabinets that are too low, too high, or too deep, Shelf Help allows you to make full and far more efficient use of your storage space. With our built to order roll-out shelving, cabinet organizers, and pantry storage systems, tasks are made simpler with easier access to kitchen and bath items and with the added advantage of optimal usage

of storage space - a place for everything and everything in its place! We provide an initial consultation at no charge and are happy to share ideas and “best practices” for solutions that have helped others, including many of your neighbors we have worked with over the past five years. Homeowners also appreciate how affordable Shelf Help is, saving 50% or more when compared to national brands. As experienced kitchen and bath design consultants and a locally owned business, Shelf Help has the understanding and know-how to evaluate, design, measure, and professionally install solutions tailored to your needs and budget. To learn how you can better organize your kitchen, bath, or pantry, call today to request your free, no-obligation, in-home consultation. Mention this article and receive up to $300 off with a minimum purchase. Locally owned and operated, let Shelf Help make the most of your home’s kitchen, bath, or pantry storage space. Shelf Help 865.675.5098

The Clayton Center for the Arts will present the John Hopkins Band September 12, 2021


he Clayton Center for the Arts will present the John Hopkins Band September 12, 2021, at 7:00PM. Tickets prices begin at $21.50 and may be purchased at or by calling the Box Office at 865981-8590, Monday to Friday, 10AM to 6PM. The musical career of John Driskell Hopkins spans more than 20 years. As a member of several rock bands, Hopkins first rooted himself in the Atlanta music scene in 1995 — but he is most well-known as a founding member, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter of the GRAMMY Award-winning Zac Brown Band. When he’s not touring, Hopkins works out of his Brighter Shade Studios songwriting and producing a growing crop of talent. Hop continues to perform at music festivals and venues across the country with his original six-piece band, The John Driskell Hopkins Band, which includes: Mike Rizzi on drums/vocals; Sean McIntyre on bass/vocals; Leah Calvert on fiddle/vocals; Greg Earnest on banjo; and Brian Bisky on keyboard/vocals. Hopkins latest album, “Lonesome High” was released in January 2021. The song “I Hate to See Good Whiskey Go To Waste” was a Rolling Stone music pick for January ‘21. Blake Smith, General Manager of Clayton Center for the Arts commented, “I was excited to bring John Driskell Hopkins Band as the first show back after our Covid

intermission. We are hoping Covid numbers will decline, and we will be able to present our full season with full capacity. As of now, beginning with John Driskell Hopkins Band, that is our plan. We encourage patrons to check our website for updates. We want everyone to be safe and we want to keep the arts alive in Blount County and East Tennessee.” For more information visit or The Clayton Center for the Arts, located on the Maryville College campus and constructed through a unique partnership between the College and the cities of Maryville and Alcoa, is East Tennessee’s venue for arts and entertainment. As a gathering place for the community and the home of Maryville College fine and performing arts programs, the Clayton Center provides opportunities for the lifelong expression and appreciation of the arts. The 1,200-seat Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre features dance, theatre, concerts, lectures and other events. The 250seat Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall hosts a wide variety of musicians and performers. The 200-seat Haslam Family Flexible Theatre is capable of supporting theatrical performances from amateur and professional companies. Four art galleries display collections and works of art from Appalachia and beyond.

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September, 2021, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views • 11B

Incorporate the Beauty and Sustainability of Reclaimed Wood Into Your Story


By Jenny Blalock – Owner – Plantation Reclaimed

he barns of yesterday are pieces of living history and they still have a story to share. At Knoxville based Plantation Reclaimed, we are dedicated to the preservation of our remaining old growth forests, believing they should be left as a legacy to our future. That’s why all of our unique wood comes from abandoned farms, warehouses and other structures as much as 200 years old. Not only is it environmentally responsible to recycle antique lumber, but the sheer beauty and patina from reclaimed wood just can’t be replicated. Reclaimed wood is the best way to recycle wooden articles from old, unused, dilapidated or just plain neglected barns, warehouses, etc. The recycling of antique lumber leads to a decline in the demand for new wood from our already endangered forests. There is a multitude of ways of using reclaimed wood, most of the times in building portions of new homes. Whether it’s rebuilding your urban home to give it a rustic feel or building a new home or a country cabin in the woods, nothing can replace the aged feel and color tone of reclaimed wood. Everyone loves the warmth and homey feel that a great hardwood floor provides. Well, at Plantation Reclaimed, we believe that solid wood creates the very best flooring surface. There are various types of woods that will provide character to any area of the home. Tobacco Road is one such type wood, which was used during the 19th and early 20th century. Farmers, primarily tobacco farmers, living in the most fertile valleys of Pennsylvania, used a mixture of wood species to create siding and roof rafters for their barns, where they would dry their harvest. Over time the character of the wood occurred from weathering and staining. Hence, wood reclaimed from these barns is termed Tobacco Road. The Southern Reclaimed Heart Pine, recognized by its rich yellow tone and the best in grain quality, is an ode to the American manufacturing era. These were the beams found in most of the largest manufacturing mills of this country. The mighty oak tree has provided the planks and beams used to create our symbolic American barns for centuries. Resawn beams from the oldest of these barns are used to create the incredible looking oak hardwood wide planks that will provide your home with the unique feeling of warmth that it deserves. Solid wood mantels provide that much needed character and style to your fireplace. Built with reclaimed wood, these mantels offer an all natural look that will become a featured focal point. Hand-hewn antique mantels are sourced from wood that were aged naturally over decades and centuries as structural timbers. Many still bear the hand-tool marks from when they were cut and shaped. Other rough sawn antique mantels bear the marks of both early two-man crosscut saws and axes reminiscent of our pioneer past. Our mantels are a living legacy to our early pioneering history and our long tradition of American wood craftsmanship.

Our selection of antique barn sidings, which feature rusty nail holes and deep weathered textures, offer you the opportunity to create the look of unparalleled and ageless beauty that simply cannot be matched by any other building material. Planks can be found in various colors and appearances, ranging from grey-brown antique barn siding, to the faded grey barn siding, to the all-naturally faded red barn siding, and finally the faced-planed exterior barn siding. Contact us today to see how you can incorporate reclaimed wood products into your home or business. Reclaimed lumber from Plantation Reclaimed will certainly add one-of-a-kind, unique character to any area of your home! Plantation Reclaimed 865.243.4604

Transform Your Home’s Kitchen & Bath With Designer Inspired Cabinetry From Country Carpet & Flooring By Rick Kleveno

Owner – Country Carpet & Flooring / Cabinets

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hy not let the professionals at Country Carpet & Flooring help you to transform your home’s outdated kitchen and bath into a showcase kitchen and bath that will be the envy of friends and family. Not only has Country Carpet & Flooring earned a well deserved reputation as the area’s premier resource for all your residential and commercial flooring needs for over 4 decades, but they have also earned a reputation for designing and installing fine kitchen cabinetry for far less than you might expect to spend in Knoxville’s kitchen designer showrooms. At Country Carpet & Flooring we sell high quality, solid wood cabinetry, factory direct. There are no middlemen, distributors, dealers or boutique style showrooms that result in exorbitant prices. What you do get is high quality, all solid wood cabinetry, in your choice of door profiles, softclose doors and drawers, dovetail drawers,

stain and paint colors, and hardware. You can also select from a variety of specialty cabinets such as spice racks, waste receptacles, just to name a few, that will allow you to create that dream kitchen you’ve always dreamed of. So why put off that new custom kitchen and bath that you thought you couldn’t afford? Let the professionals at Country Carpet & Flooring show you how to transform your ordinary kitchen and bath into an extraordinary kitchen and bath. And while you’re there, why not complete your new project with new flooring as well? An extensive selection of name brand tile, hardwood, carpeting and vinyl plank flooring awaits you at Country Carpet & Flooring. A stunning new kitchen and bath couldn’t be easier. Country Carpet & Flooring/Cabinets

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