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Tennessee Outdoor Adventure FREE

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he great outdoors, the kind that looks like a postcard and feels like a playground; where every adventure and every turn on a trail dares you to come back to Tennessee for more.


Invest in astounding adventures and experience the beauty of Tennessee as a lifetime memory. Tackle the Appalachian Trail. Pit your strength against gentle giants such as Clingmans Dome, Chimney Tops, and Abrams Falls. The lake trail at Standing Stone State Park is brilliantly abloom in spring. Glimpse an early morning great blue heron on a shoreline hike. Trek the six-mile loop in T.O. Fuller State Park, with historic Chucalissa Indian Village and wetlands as a bonus. Tennessee’s lush landscapes offer endless opportunity for avid hikers and climbers. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in America and is a treasure trove for hikers. From its tallest peaks that reach more than 6,000 feet to its cool, rocky streams, through the forested slopes and shady glens, anywhere the interconnected web of hiking trails; this is the place to experience Appalachia in its wild and beautiful splendor. Hike Andrews Bald, where the steep, paved path to the Clingmans Dome Observation Tower veers off to the right, the unpaved Forney Ridge Trail drops down to the left. It is an approximately 3.6-mile out-and-back trail. It’s a relatively easy hike to the bald, but considerably more strenuous getting back. Alum Cave Bluffs Trail winds out to the rocky overhang and is a popular day-hike in the park. This 4.6-mile out-and-back trail is moderately difficult with only a handful of short, steep grades to tackle and well-worth the exertion.  Travel to Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area and experience Twin Arches in Oneida. Hike from Pickett Park Highway to these double sandstone arches. Follow the trail to Charit Creek Lodge, located on the six-mile loop, and cool off in the rocky stream. In Knoxville, hikers can explore more than 50 miles of trails and four historic Civil War sites at Baker Creek Bottoms. Montgomery Bell State Park in Burns features natural beauty and family hikes. Various hiking options are open to every guest. The longest hiking trail is 10.4 miles and is destined as an overnight trail. Choose a short day hike ranging from 0.2-mile hikes to 1.7-mile hikes that bring you up close to Made in Tennessee

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natural beauty. Big Hill Pond State Park in Pocahontas has nearly 15.5 miles of a single track trail with a tower to climb and a swamp boardwalk almost a half-mile across. Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park, with more than 1,200 acres, is home to at least 15 Native American mounds that were used as both burial and ceremonial locations. Hiking trails give guests access to the mounds. Choose from the 2-mile Mounds Great Outer Loop Trail along a paved surface or any of the natural surface hikes: Nature Trail, Earthworks Trail, and Hudson Branch Trail. Fort Pillow State Park in Henning offers a moderate 9-mile hike along the Red Trail. Learn the history of the area thanks to the well-preserved breastworks and reconstructed inner fort. Transport through history as the park offers Civil War artifact viewings along with a cannon and interpretive displays related to the Fort.  Tennessee’s waterfall hikes are some of the most popular in the state. Burgess Falls in the Upper Cumberland region is 1.5 miles and classified as moderately strenuous.  Greeter Falls is located within South Cumberland State Park in Palmer. The natural area is one of Tennessee’s most scenic wildernesses. The 90-foot Bald River Falls makes its roaring home in the Cherokee National Forest in Tellico Plains and is hailed as one of the greatest waterfalls in the region. The Great Falls in the 883-acre Rock Island State Park is a cascading 30-foot horseshoe. Fall Creek Falls in Spencer is one of the highest waterfalls in the eastern United States at 256 feet. The waterfalls are located in Tennessee’s largest and most visited state park with 26,000 acres.

Water Adventures

Whether you are in need of a soothing float down the river, or in the mood for a rip-roaring whitewater rafting adventure, the scenic rivers of Tennessee never fail to provide an inspiring experience. More than 50,000 miles of winding, enchanting rivers, and streams, along with more than a half million acres of pristine lakes and eco-diverse marshes, make the Volunteer State a paradise for those drawn to the wonders of water. In West Tennessee, you’ll find the Mississippi River with its endless water adventures. Along the Mississippi River Corridor, you can try your hand at hiking, biking, camping, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and boating. Among the most scenic, Reelfoot Lake, nestled in northwest Tennessee, is famous for its year-round fishing, eagle-viewing, and lakeside dining. Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge in Ripley lies in the Lower Mississippi River floodplain along the Chickasaw Bluff. Other places for paddling are the Beech River Watershed in Lexington, Natchez Trace State Park in Wildersville, and the big water of Kentucky Lake, where canoeing, kayaking and rafting are part of the fun. Middle Tennessee and the Upper

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Cumberland are rife with opportunities for adventure. Center Hill, Dale Hollow, and Cordell Hull Lakes are great spots for fishing, boating, canoeing, and swimming. Several state parks like Cumberland Mountain, David Crockett, and Rock Island have plenty of water options. Tim’s Ford State Park and Dam, on the headwaters of the Elk River, is another great spot for adventure. The 125-mile Harpeth River Blueway and the Floating Mill Recreation Area, which runs 64 miles up the Caney Fork River, are both wonderlands for outdoor adventurers. The Duck River Blueway has the only Class II rapids on the lower portion of the river. The lakes, rivers, and mountains of East Tennessee are a paradise for boaters, bikers, hikers, and climbers, with a nice dose of horseback riding and zip-lining thrown in. Try the Obed Wild and Scenic River: The name says it all. The Big South Fork, Caney Fork, and Clinch Rivers are other beautiful and exciting places for testing the waters. Boone Reservoir in Northeast Tennessee is one of the best places for kayaking,

suitable for all levels of paddlers. Lakes like Chickamauga and Norris are great for a calm day on the lake, while the Hiwassee and Ocoee River Recreation Areas have some of the most famous whitewater in the nation, called one of “America’s Best Adventures” by National Geographic. You’ll find Class III and IV rapids in several spots, including the Tellico ledges, the middle prong of the Little Pigeon and the Tremont River. Check out the caves at Cumberland Gap National Recreation Area, try a zip line in Pigeon Forge, or explore the hang gliding and rock climbing opportunities in spots like Lookout Mountain or Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If winter sports are your thing, don’t forget the skiing and snowboarding at Ober Gatlinburg. Whatever type of outdoor thrills you seek, Tennessee has it all.


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point at 178 feet, our varied terrain will keep you guessing. Explore the sights and sounds of Memphis on wheels. Explore Bike Share has 60 stations and 600 bike share systems to downtown, South Memphis, Cooper Young, Orange Mound, Overton Square, and Crosstown. The Mississippi River Trail runs 185 miles from wildlife-rich

Reelfoot Lake to Memphis. Ride along the Highland Rim. The scenic roads around Lake Watauga are among the best mountain biking routes in the country. Try bike paths at Chickasaw State Park and mountain trails on the Natchez Trace. Experience the Tweetsie Trail in Johnson City, and for mountain bikers, experience the thrill of off-roading on biking trails on

40 acres of wooded terrain at the city’s Tannery Knobs Mountain Bike Park within riding distance from downtown’s shops, breweries, and restaurants. Run through woods filled with wildlife in David Crockett State Park and Fall Creek Falls. Booker T. Washington State Park’s six-mile loop features both long uphill climbs and fast downhills.

Off-road biking is allowed in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in several spots. The tranquil Cades Cove Loop encourages bikers, and rentals are available. Along the way, take in churches, pioneer cabins, and other historic structures. Relish new sights as you cycle through Tennessee. For more information, visit

Discover Your Home’s Showcase Kitchen & Bath at Knox Cabinet Co.


ith their newly launched Maryville super-showroom and warehouse, Knox Cabinet Co. now offers East Tennessee homeowners two convenient shopping venues where you can 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. Our kitchens are the center of our family’s day-to-day living and activities. Our day begins in our kitchen with our first cup of coffee and continues on throughout the day as we cook, dine, and socialize in the kitchen with family and friends. With their extensive lines of beautiful and affordable cabinetry for your home’s baths, den, library, and family room, Knox Cabinet Co. can assist you in transforming your dreams into reality. Whether you’re designing a kitchen for your new dream home or re-designing a new kitchen for an existing home, Knox Cabinet Co. will help you discover that showcase quality look that you’ve been searching for. In this issue of Mountain Views, we are excited to introduce you to Knox Cabinet Co. owners and area entrepreneurs, Megan Thomas and her brother, Lane Thomas, and area developer and Synergy Auto Wash owner, Brian Davis. If you are in search of the highest quality kitchen and bathroom cabinetry at near wholesale pricing and a turn-key experience, we know you will enjoy this month’s interview with Megan. MV: What first inspired you to open Knox Cabinet Co. and then your second location in Maryville? Megan: Launching Knox Cabinet Co. seemed liked a natural extension of our combined experiences and talents. We have been buying and remodeling existing homes for resale for many years. During this process, we learned the importance of creating dynamic kitchens and baths in the homes we sold. They became the centerpiece of each successful sale. Although we had a wonderful relationship with our cabinet vendor, we began to search for new cabinet lines that offered more options, yet were still affordable. After discovering several new and exciting cabinet manufacturers, we completed our first showroom on Hardin Valley Road in October 2018. Our second and newest location in Maryville makes shopping for cabinetry just that much more convenient for our customers, not to mention the flexibility offered by our large new warehouse. This expansion has also allowed us to add new lines of cabinetry to ensure that we have the right cabinets at the right price points for all of our customers. We like to refer to both of our showrooms as Discovery Centers, where you can discover all of the possibilities that exist for creating showcase quality kitchens and baths in your home. MV: You have decades of combined residential development, construction, remodeling, and property management experience. How has this helped you at Knox Cabinet Co.? Megan: Because we were the customers for so many years, we gained an appreciation for what homeowners shopping for kitchen and bath cabinetry wanted from their cabinet supplier. Our goal is to make your experience of shopping for quality and affordable cabinetry as easy and as seamless as possible, creating for our customers that showcase quality look they are searching for while remaining within their budget. MV: Tell our readers about the many features and benefits of Knox Cabinet Co.’s kitchen and bath cabinetry. Megan: All of our cabinets are built from all wood construction and all 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. But I’m confident that your favorite option will be the multiple stain and paint options and door styles available for you to select from. We can also provide cabinets in your favorite Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams colors. These are truly high-end cabinets at a very affordable price. MV: It would appear that many of the standard features of your cabinets are optional with other cabinet manufactures. Megan: At our price point, you would be correct. Homeowners will find that other comparably priced cabinets do not include the soft-close doors and soft-close dovetailed drawers that we offer as standard features. All of these added features can transform an ordinary kitchen and bath into an extraordinary kitchen and bath. MV: Many homeowners will be surprised by both the quality of your cabinets and your competitive pricing. How is that possible? Megan: Our highest priority from the beginning was to feature top quality, affordable,

all wood cabinetry that offered the options that we knew our customers would want in order to create that quality, custom kitchen and bath look. We then developed a proprietary business model with low overhead, custom design capabilities, and intelligent logistics and warehousing in order to offer this unique value to all of our customers. MV: Share with our readers your turn-key approach, including sales, design, and custom installation. Megan: I believe this is truly another area that distinguishes Knox Cabinet Co. from its competitors. We already understood the retail cabinetry marketplace from the perspective of the customer. We simply set out to redesign the experience to make it easier and more enjoyable for our customers to achieve their dream of creating the look that they envisioned. Next, we designed our showrooms to 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 our 2020 design software, which can display your proposed layout design on our 65” flat screen monitors in our dedicated conference rooms. As I mentioned before, our goal has been to make things as easy and seamless as possible for our customers. Our showrooms are open Monday through Saturday, and our in-house designers can assist you with really anything you might imagine – whether it’s providing an opinion on selections or laying out your kitchen with our 2020 design software. And our customers especially appreciate the quality craftsmanship provided by our expert installation team and their more than 20 years of experience. MV: Do you also offer a preferred vendor for cabinet countertops? Megan: Because new cabinets typically require new countertops, each of our vignettes feature a variety of solid surface countertops on all our cabinets designed to inspire you. We also have samples displayed throughout our design showroom for your convenience. Should you discover a surface that you love, we can provide pricing and arrange to have our preferred fabricator/installer come to your home to measure, fabricate, and install your countertops once your new cabinets are installed. MV: You offer showroom design services. Do you offer in-home design services as well? “We carefully select all of our vendors and subcontractors Megan: In the home construction and remodeling marketplace, I learned that it is in order to provide our clients with the same high level of often difficult to accurately describe the kitchen or bath design that the homeowner is customer service we would expect if we were the customer. attempting to achieve. In those instances, we offer an in-home design service to enable Without hesitation, we would absolutely recommend Knox our experienced design staff member to see your project firsthand. Sometimes it’s not Cabinet Co. to anyone considering new cabinetry." just about the measurements of the kitchen, but it’s the layout and flow of the rooms - Taya Sharp, Co-Owner of Sharp Design & Construction C A B I N E T c o. adjoining the kitchen, doorways leading to the kitchen, and the style of the house that gives our staff a better perspective when recommending a particular layout, as well as cabinetry options. MV: What is your typical turnaround time for cabinet installation? Megan: While we are primarily focused on quality and service, we understand that time can be of the essence, particularly when your home is under construction. In these DISCOVER YOUR HOME'S SHOWCASE KITCHEN & BATH instances, we have developed a system that, with the help of our preferred contractor, allows us to have cabinets installed in our customers’ homes in far less time then you might imagine. MV: How can our readers learn more about Knox Cabinet Co.? Megan: We’d love for readers to visit one of our two showrooms, which are conveniently located at 10238 Hardin Valley Road in Knoxville and 1414 E. Broadway in Maryville. Our hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm. Appointments are encouraged and can be made by calling 865-6745669. Readers can also visit our website at or check us out on Facebook at Knoxville Cabinet Co. or Instagram at @knoxcabinetcompany. MV: In closing, is there anything else you would like to add? Megan: We understand that you have many cabinet options to select from, but we would like to encourage your readers to visit one of two our showrooms – even if you are close to making a final decision – to discover the quality of our cabinetry, the wide selection, and competitive pricing available, in addition to our excellent customer service designed to exceed your expectations. Knox Cabinet Co. can also provide your cabinetry needs in your den, library, and family room as well. We challenge you to compare our quality and price and to discover that showcase kitchen and bathroom that is waiting to be discovered in your home. SHOWCASE KITCHEN & BATH CABINETRY AT INCREDIBLE SAVINGS Knox Cabinet Co. All Solid Wood Cabinetry • Large Selection of Colors, Stains & Profiles 10238 Hardin Valley Road Complete Design Service with CAD Drawings • Many Upgrades at No Additional Charge Knoxville, TN 37932 865-674-5669 VISIT ONE OF OUR 2 SHOWROOMS K N O X V I L L E , T N .

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All4Brick Home bed, Luxury 3 Full, 2Lake 1/2 Baths Hard Coat Stucco $925,000 3 Car Garage $919,000


Tanasi Golf Course Across fromand Tellico Lake Privacy Quality $49,900 $1,550,000



3 Bed, 3 Bath ALPENHAUS No Grass to Mow $250,000 One Level Open Plan $225,000




Lake Home withDouble Boathouse Modern House, Dock Tellico Lake Main Channel $725,000 $1,250,000

Like New One Level Large Lakefront Villa $425,000 $835,000

Lake Front on Quiet Cove Upgraded, Upscale Lakefront House, Gentle Slope to Boathouse $525,000 $1,175,000



Completely Updated New Construction, 4 Bed, 3 $225,000 Bath, 3 Car Garage $396,650

Golf Front Town House Privacy & Lake Access $325,000 $425,000

Panoramic Lake & Mtn View House on Golf Course, $595,000 Magnificent Lake Views $499,500



Lake Access / View Lots MLS 952482 $9,995 View Toqua Basement Walk-out MLS 987200 New Carpet$39,000 & Paint $325,000


Tellico Lake Front Lots Kitchen MLSUpdated 966816 $595,000 Private Back Yard $275,000

Golf Course Lots MLS 1010340 $49,900 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Two Masters on Main $375,000

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3 CAR GARAGE, LAKE FRONT $750,000 MLS1073919 430 Cayuga Way 3BR/2BA/2 Half BA



GOLF FRONT $499,900, MLS 1090600 420 Wewoka Circle 4 BR, 3 BA


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GOLF FRONT $565,000 213 Tuhdegwa Lane 4BR / 3BA 3,747 sq. ft.


GOLF FRONT $519,000 MLS 1076967 114 Wewoka Way 3BR / 2.5BA 3,117 sq. ft.

WALK-OUT $449,000 100 Tanasi Drive 4BR / 3.5BA 3609 sq. ft.

206 Tuhdegwa Lane $275,000 MLS 1091716 3 BR, 2 BA, 1,692 sq. ft.




PRIVATE SETTING $349,900 MLS 1060689 208 Seminole View 4BR / 3BA 3082 sq.ft. New Appliances

$370,000 MLS 1092653 214 Tuhdegwa Lane 3 BR / 2 BA 2,317 sq. ft.

WATERFRONT LOTS, LENOIR CITY $370,000 MLS 1064567 Lots 1 & 2 Sandy Shore Drive

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

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

October Highlights From the Publisher


he pre-holiday season has begun, and from now until January, activities will be focused on holiday events and preparations. From October’s Halloween parties and November’s Thanksgiving family dinners to December’s Christmas gift exchanges and New Year’s celebrations, it is a very busy three months. And all our advertisers help to make your preparations less stressful by highlighting products and services that will enhance your holiday time with friends and family. This edition of East Tennessee’s Mountain Views is packed with helpful information, as well as product and service descriptions that can benefit you, our readers, during these holiday months. Holidays are traditionally times we open our homes to friends and family, and we want our homes to look their holiday best. October is a great time to ready your home for guests, and if you are in the market to replace kitchen or bath cabinets or to add some cabinetry to your home, then discover how Knox Cabinet Co. (on page 2A) can help make your kitchen or bath holiday ready. Knox Cabinet Co. now has two locations and featured co-owners, Megan Thomas and her brother Lane Thomas, are ready to assist you in choosing the cabinets to fit your décor. So enjoy the fall season with all the activities and fall festivals. And get out into the Smoky Mountains to view the beautiful fall color!

Tom & Judy

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Community Spotlight – Helping Hands Ministry


n the spring of 2010, Frank Davis, who was serving as the Executive Director of Habit for Humanity in McMinn County, took note that many of the calls they received for help did not entail building a house. The people who reached out for help had a leaking roof, a bathroom floor that was collapsing, a water heater that was leaking and rotting out the floor around it, and many requests for access ramps. With that in mind, Frank left Habitat for Humanity and began a process to help these homeowners by doing the needed repairs, and so Helping Hands Ministry was formed. Helping Hands Ministry is a non-denominational Christian outreach ministry. Helping Hands Ministry offers assistance to low income homeowners with home repairs and property “spruce up” for widows, veterans, shut-ins, and others who are unable or who do not have the skills or resources to complete or manage the repairs on their own. The ministry serves all of our Heavenly Father’s children who are in temporary need of labor assistance, regardless of race, religion, and ethnicity. Ever since our inception, Helping Hands has been able to make a positive change in the lives of a number of people by making their lives more comfortable and safer. In 2017, 100 families were visited, and it impacted the lives of 231 individuals. In 2018, we visited 93 families and impacted the lives of 213 individuals. The ministry strives to improve the “quality of life” for those who are helped. Helping Hands Ministry depends on grants and other monetary donations to purchase needed supplies to complete the tasks. Donations of building supplies such as wood, shingles, cabinetry, bathroom fixtures, plumbing supplies, etc. are always welcome. The real blessing from something like this comes by volunteering. For those interested, please call 423-920-4179.

Upcoming Schedule for October

October 25: Little Italy from 5:45 to 8:45 pm  October 26: Rarity Bay CC from 6 to 9 pm (private wedding)

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

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Ask Yourself This One Question ... What’s the difference between a buyer’s agent and a seller’s agent? Today’s Tellico Village and surrounding real estate marketplaces are red hot, and most agents have multiple buyers searching for homes. So how can you as a seller take full advantage of this unique opportunity? A buyer’s agent will often tell you that they have multiple buyers who want to buy homes and that is why you should list with them. Simply put, these agents are agents for their buyers. What you need is a seller’s agent. Someone who works for you and looks out for your best interest. I started in 1986 as a seller’s agent working for Cooper Communities and later in 1989 when I started Village Realty. If you have a home to sell, I invite you call me. I will help you price it and market it. Buyer’s agents will try to get you to list at a low price so they can make a quick sale. In today’s market, you should get a price higher than just a few months ago due to the current short supply of inventory. List with me and I will work hard and use my over three decades of experience to get you top dollar for your home and not just a quick sale. Discover the Village Realty and Jim Doyel difference by calling me today. Jim Doyel, GRI, CRS 865-548-1947


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American Legion Post 256


merican Legion Post 256 extends an invitation to all veterans to join us at our meetings on the first Thursday of each month. An optional breakfast buffet for $10 begins at 8:30, with the formal meeting beginning at 9 am. If you would like to join us and elect for the optional breakfast, then reservations are required by noon on the Monday prior to the meeting. For breakfast reservations, call Ronald Elliott at 865-236-6739 or email ronaldgelliott@bellsouth. net.  Breakfast is followed by an informative guest speaker and updates on community and veterans services projects. Join us in the Fellowship Hall at The First Baptist Church of Tellico Village. For directions and more information, visit www.

CHEO Annual Program October 14 at Mama Mia’s


HEO invites you to their Annual Program and 10 Year Anniversary Celebration on Monday, October 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. All are welcome to celebrate with our CHEO community at Mama Mia’s restaurant, located at 9115 Executive Park Drive in Knoxville, just off the Cedar Bluff exit from I-40. Here’s what’s on the agenda for this fun-filled evening: » Musical entertainment by Jared Voelker and Roxanne Cabrera » Order from the menu » CHEO Year in Review and 2020 Vision » Honoring our CHEO Volunteers » Cake celebration We do need to provide a head count to the restaurant, so please email Terri Hult at to RSVP before October 10.

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The Freedom Engine: East Tennessee Remembers 9/11 Artifacts on Display at the Museum of East Tennessee History


ow through October 13, visitors to the Museum of East Tennessee History will have an opportunity to view special items associated with the “Freedom Engine,” a tribute gift from East Tennesseans to New York City following the events of September 11, 2001. East Tennesseans contributed more than $940,000 to purchase and equip a 95-foot tower ladder truck for Harlem-based Ladder Company 14, helping the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) replenish the largest vehicles in the city’s firefighting fleet. The so-called “Freedom Engine” went into service during March 2002 and was dedicated on September 11th of that year. FDNY typically retires their trucks from regular service after about 10 years. The Freedom Engine went into reserve status in 2013. Upon retirement, several artifacts associated with the truck, including a bucket door, captain’s helmet, memorial plaque from the people of East


Roane State Women Receive P.E.O. PCE Grant Awards

my Metcalf and April Honeycutt, students at Roane State Community College in Oak Ridge, received P.E.O. PCE (Program for Continuing Education) grants in August. They were recommended by P.E.O. Chapter AU, Maryville. Amy is working toward an Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education degree. April is working toward an Associate of Applied Science CITC Programming degree. The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education, established by P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) International in 1973, is a need-based grant program providing one-time financial assistance to women whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to complete a degree or certification that improves their marketable skills for employment to support themselves


eart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. Depression can be a result of a dysfunction in your heart. Be mindful that the heart records everything and that each emotional stress over one’s life contributes to heart disease. Heart disease is a strange mixture of genetics and environment, diet, activity, stress management, and loneliness. Join us for Episode 6 as the herbal experts discuss these topics and what herbs can help us to have a healthy heart and a happy mind. Please arrive at 6:15 so we can begin promptly. A short discussion will follow, time permitting. CHEO programs are open to the public and free for

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and/or their families. For information about applying for a PCE Grant, visit

members, with a $10 suggested minimum donation for all guests. CHEO is a non-profit organization supporting wholistic and integrative wellness. CHEO provides the community with many opportunities to discover pathways to well-being. For more information, call Diane Minch at 423-884-6031 or visit Directions to Loudon Visitors’ Bureau/Welcome Center, located at 1075 US-321 in Lenoir City: The Center is conveniently located and easy to find on Hwy 321 across from Shoney’s. Take exit 81 off of I-75. Make a left at the Visitor’s Bureau and park behind the building. Enter through lower level back door.

CHEO Invites You to “Manage Your Own Pain with Self-Hypnosis and Mindfulness” with Ron Eslinger, CAPT USN (R), RN, BCH, FNGH October 24 at 6:30 pm at Rarity Bay


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October 18 at 6:15 pm at the Lenoir City Welcome Center

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CHEO Presents a Special Showing of the Docu-Series “Remedy: Ancient Medicines for Modern Illness” Healthy Hearts and Happy Minds - Episode 6

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Tennessee, and a presentation plaque containing a piece of World Trade Center metal, were returned to East Tennessee and donated to the East Tennessee Historical Society. These items will be on display through October 13 at the Museum of East Tennessee History, along with a video about the project. You may view the exhibit and artifacts online at the ETHS website at www.easttnhistory. org/exhibits/freedom-engine. The Museum of East Tennessee History is open from 9 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, and 1 to 5 pm Sunday. The museum is located in the East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street in Knoxville. There is an admission charge Monday through Saturday, with each Sunday being Family Day and free to the public. For more information, call 865215-8830, email, or visit www.

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elf-hypnosis is more common than you may realize. When we meditate, pray, day dream, drive, read, watch TV, and more! It’s partnering self-hypnosis with mindfulness that allows us to emerge ourselves into inner peace and change. But what if we could use this brain work to manage headaches, back pain, and other chronic pains? Ron will open that door for us through education, demonstration, and question and answer. Door prizes will be drawn! CHEO programs are open to the public and free for members, with a $10 suggested minimum donation for all guests. CHEO is a non-profit organization supporting wholistic and integrative wellness. CHEO provides the community with many opportunities to discover pathways to well-being. For more information, call Diane Minch at 423-884-6031 or visit Directions to Rarity Bay: From I-75, exit #72, which is Hwy 72, towards and through Loudon for exactly 13 miles. Turn left into Rarity Bay. From Hwy 411, go west on Hwy 72 for 2.5 miles. Make a right turn at the Rarity Bay entrance. The Community Activity Center is the second building on the right.

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Lake Point Homes is now constructing our newest and most PoPuLar modeL, tHe sunrise ridge ii, on two Lots in teLLico ViLLage.


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Construction on this Sunrise Ridge II with a 3-car side entrance garage at 116 Inola Place is well underway. This property is located in prestigious Tanasi Shores and will be completed soon. Act now And select your colors And Amenities. The sooner you act, the more selections you will be able to make.

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The floor plan for both homes is the same except 116 Inola Place will have a 3-car side entrance garage and 157 Pocola Way will have a 3-car front entrance garage.

• 2,057 sq. ft. with Craftsman style front elevation. • A massive coffered ceiling throughout the main living area, a double tray ceiling in the master bedroom, and beamed ceilings in bedrooms #2 and #3 add a sophisticated feeling of elegant volume. • Fabulous walk-in marble/acrylic shower. • Beautiful hardwood floors throughout the entire living area. • Granite kitchen features wood cabinets and extra-large custom glass door pantry. • 10’x17’8” open grilling and sunning patio. • Large 10’x22’ screened patio. • Plus, much more!

Completion Early 2020

FOR SALE A Sunrise Ridge II model with a 3-car front entrance garage is being built on a beautiful, large lot at 157 Pocola Way in Tanasi Hills. This property is surrounded by wooded common area in a neighborhood that features many new homes. This home will be completed in early 2020. Act now And select your colors And Amenities. © Lake Point Homes, Inc. 2018. This plan is protected by Federal Copyright Laws. Do not copy. Any use in whole or in part is a criminal offense punishable by law. Specifications and features can change without notice, liability or obligation. Artist renderings and photos may not be representative of actual construction.

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~ SALON BIZ 2019 ~

The Price is Right

any people may have often wondered just what exactly goes into determining what they pay for their salon services, and this month’s column will touch on a few of those factors. Hair and nail salons are abundant in most every community, but rarely do they have the same price structures, and in many salons, prices on services may vary from provider to provider. The three primary considerations made in determining costs of services are location, market value, and the law of supply and demand.

First is location, and as the old saying goes, “location, location, and location” are three very important ingredients to any successful business. Location has a huge impact on the price of services, simply because the better the location, the higher the overhead of that particular salon will be. Second is the overall market value of the services based on the geographical region. Many of our guests moving here from large metropolitan areas are astonished at the value they find with the price of their salon services.

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East Tennessee is able to provide us with that opportunity because of the relatively low costs of living and our affordable taxes. Lastly, the factor that Brian K. Whitehead may actually have the Managing Partner greatest impact on the The Village Salon prices of your salon services is the law of supply The Village Salon and demand. At our salon, 222 Village Square prices may vary from providin Tellico Village er to provider simply because 865-458-9332 of the demand for their time. Oftentimes people who have established successful relationships with their stylists will jealously defend their scheduled visits by booking their appointments well in advance. This type of demand can make the remaining appointments scarce, and as a result, make them more “valuable.” Applying this basic economic law will generally make the price of your service higher for the operators with the greatest demand. Most salons that have been in business for any length of time have figured out the formula for setting their prices, and most operators will strive to provide the best possible quality of service at the most reasonable value. Don’t be afraid to reach out to your stylist or salon owner if you have any questions concerning your salon visits, and as always, thanks for all the ideas for the column topics.

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Smoky Junction Model Train Exhibit is Back at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center


ast winter the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center unveiled their newest holiday tradition with the Smoky Junction Model Train Exhibit, and since that time, the members of the Maryville Model Railroad Club have been painstakingly busy in their workshops adding intricate details and design elements to the displays. “We have added so many great new things to discover and cannot wait for folks to see all that we have created!” said Allan Gartner, Club President. Everyone, including our spouses, has been getting into the work.” “Getting to see the reactions on the children’s and parents’ faces last year made the all the work and planning well worth it,” said Logan Hull, Director of Special Events at the Heritage Center. “It truly felt like the holidays! The members of the MMRC put so many hours into the preparation and presentation of the exhibit, we

couldn’t be happier with our partnership!” The unique history of the region served as the inspiration behind this seasonal event, and the lumber industry was a key reason for the several communities in Blount County. In the early 19th century, The Little

Smoky Junction Model Train Exhibit

“All aboard” for a new Holiday Tradition for the whole family and railroad enthusiasts.

* NEW FOR 2019!


. . .

Opens November 8 At The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend Created by the Maryville Model Railroad Club

sponsored by Blount Partnership

• An operational HO scale exhibit depicting the trains that ran from Walland to Townsend to GSMNP when the Little River Railroad operated in the early 1900’s. • An operating garden scale model train(s) running through a variety of different landscapes and towns. • An operational O gauge model train(s) winding its way through an enchanting winter scene.

Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday starting Friday, November 8 through January 5, 2020 Friday, Saturday: 10am-5pm Sunday: 12pm-5pm ADMISSION: A boarding pass for

the Smoky Junction Model Train Exhibit is included in the museum admission $8 adults / $6 children 6 years or older & seniors 60 years or older. A boarding pass for the Model Train Exhibit only is available for $4. GSM Heritage Center Members receive a Free boarding pass to the Smoky Junction Model Train Exhibit. Call 865-448-0044 for more information. The Heritage Center is located between the Townsend traffic light and the national park entrance in Townsend, Tennessee.

Sponsored by

and Herb Handley

River Lumber Company started hauling lumber out of what is now the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This lumber and the various products related to logging were vital to the community and surrounding areas and were shipped across the country to places like Chicago and many other major cities. After the founding of the National Park, it was the Citizen Conservation Corps (CCC) who was able to utilize these now unused railroad beds and turn them into the hiking trails we know and love throughout the Smokies. After a successful first year, there have been several new additions to the exhibit for this holiday season. One of the new models to see is a replica of the Little River Sawmill that was once located along the Little River in Townsend. More than 90 hours, all volunteered by the MMRC, have been put into this one piece, and it will be completed right before the exhibit opens to the public on Friday, November 8th. The history of the locomotives and lumber in East Tennessee is in H/O scale, which is 1:87, which makes an H/O scale hotel the size of a loaf of bread. With some of the buildings having more than 1,600 parts, the tedious attention to detail is shown in the final product. Another new addition for 2019 is the Smoky Junction Train Discovery Zone for kids. The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center is offering the chance to be creative and enjoy family time with your kids in our brand new, hands-on Train Discovery Zone. Bring out your junior engineers and conductors, as well as your own inner child, to create, design, and build your very own train landscape. The Heritage Center will supply the track, trains, and toys, and you supply the imagination. Complete with multiple building tables, lots of track, trains, and wooden building logs to create your very own miniature village, everyone in your family will be sure to bring out the curiosity and creativity in all generations. The Smoky Junction Train Discovery Zone is sponsored by Blount Partnership. The Smoky Junction Model Train Exhibit and the kids’ Train Discovery Zone will be chugging along on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from November 8th through January 5th. Admission to the exhibit is included in museum admission ($8 adults, $6 seniors and children ages 6-18). It can also be purchased separately for only $4 for ages 6 and up. The experience is free to the members of the Heritage Center. Each day that the trains are running a knowledgeable member of the MMRC will be on-site to answer questions and to show how they operate the trains. Smoky Junction Model Train Exhibit is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors: Blount Partnership, East Tennessee Foundation, Richardson Construction, and Herb Handley. The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, which opened in 2006, preserves, interprets, and shares the history and culture of the diverse peoples and Native Americans who have inhabited the Southern Appalachians, including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and offers exhibitions and programs for educational and cultural enrichment. It is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Located on the “Quiet side of the Smokies” in Townsend, Blount County, the Heritage Center offers gallery exhibits, educational programs, demonstrations, and festivals that guide you on an historic journey through time to visit the diverse cultures of Townsend and Tuckaleechee Cove. For more information, call the Heritage Center at 865448-0044 or visit

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The Town Framery & Gifts Fall Open House

Open House!

October 18 & 19

Friday & Saturday 10 - 4



et ready for a Fall Open House two-day extravaganza! Enjoy the works of local artists and crafters and the début of fabulous Christmas décor, accessories, and gifts. Shop for ornaments, holiday greenery, wreaths, and other accents to decorate your home for fall and Christmas. Prepare your table for all your family and friends with new table linens, from placemats and napkins to table runners and centerpieces... The Town Framery

& Gifts has you covered! Shop for unique gift ideas perfect for the holidays, weddings, house warmings, birthdays, and more. Sample all of the dips from Rabbit Creek and jellies from Copper Leaf that are available at the shop for quick and delicious hors d’oeuvres for your next get-together. Enjoy sales tax-free shopping both days, along with a discount coupon on your next framing order! Don’t forget

to register for door prizes each day! The staff and volunteers of The Town Framery & Gifts look forward to serving you at the Fall Open House on October 18 and 19 from 10 am to 4 pm both days! Think big… shop small! The Town Framery & Gifts 12814 Kingston Pike Farragut, TN 37934 865-671-6627

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» 11 am – 1:30 pm (while supplies last!) at The Arts Center Join us for painting pumpkins, a fun and friendly activity to kick off the annual Pumpkintown event! Come see why over 12,000 visitors call Pumpkintown their favorite fall show!

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CUSTOM BUILT 207 Cheeyo Trace 3BD/3BA 2,447 sq ft $365,000 “After interviewing several candidates, I selected Jan Tucker to represent our family in the sale of our parents’ Townhome (as Jan always referred to it) in Chota Shores. With my having to oversee the sale from the Boston area, Jan provided the professional assistance in making sure that all aspects of the sale were presented and communicated clearly and expeditiously. Because of my absence, Jan went out of her way to facilitate all required showings, as well as, when necessary, to coordinate required access to the Townhome for necessary minor repairs and inspections. Jan made the process as effortless as possible, in a professional and pleasant manner. We couldn’t have been happier with our selection of Jan and with the ease of the process in light of our absence. Thank you for your hard but thoughtful work.” – Daniel Case, Massachusetts, son of Tellico Village residents for 35 years.

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408 Cayuga Drive $1,250,000 – MLS #1085046

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180 Oonoga Way $699,750 – MLS # 1059415

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222 Chickasaw Lane $579,000 – MLS #1073849

102 Eufaula Trace $569,000 – MLS #1080592

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213 Chickasaw Lane $495,000 – MLS #1078197

111 Tahlequah Lane $489,900 MLS #1090389


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306 Konawa Place $539,000 – MLS #1088028

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108 Tooweka Circle $459,900 - MLS #1077853

330 Mingo Way $454,900 – MLS #1089898

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102 Seminole Lane $409,000 – MLS #1091854

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185 Oonoga Way $378,000 – MLS #1092634

209 Oligi Circle $375,000 – MLS #1076964

513 Tanasi Circle $369,000 – MLS #1085833

207 Cheeyo Trace $365,000 MLS #1093556





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128 Kenosha Lane $365,000 – MLS #1089657

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108 Hanani Trail $350,000 MLS #1079240





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242 Tommotley Drive $350,000 MLS #1082594

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122 Walosi Way $339,000 – MLS #1089955





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4551 Unitia Road $319,900 – MLS #1089603

105 Agowa Place $312,000 – MLS #1087404

114 Toqua Club Way $299,000 – MLS #1088525

127 Kiowa Way $299,900 – MLS #1085608



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201 Toqua Greens Lane $289,900 – MLS #1081076

101 Agowa Place $289,900 – MLS #1092526

309 Cheestana Way $284,500 – MLS #1086802

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104 Osage Lane $259,900 - MLS #1079267

115 Oligi Lane $249,000 – MLS #1083342

201 Chota Hills Lane $229,000 – MLS #1076456

410 River Bend Drive $162,500 – MLS #1086791

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

Lot 2 Blk 12 Tommotley Coves $369,900 – MLS #999896

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TV Lions 15th Annual Oktoberfest T 12A • East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, October, 2019

he TV Lions will be holding their annual Oktoberfest at the TV Yacht Club on October 7 at 4 pm. Food and beverage service continues until 7 pm. This marks the 15th year in a row that this event has been held. At a Lions Club meeting early in 2004, Lion Mike Kittl, a die-hard Austrian, came up with the idea of having this uniquely German event in Tellico Village. From its first iteration, it has been a huge success and a prime fundraiser for the club. In addition to great German food – bratwurst, sauerkraut, German potato salad, beans, condiments, and, of course, plenty of German beer – the Oktoberfest provides a great social evening where you can meet with friends and neighbors and enjoy the evening. You can also dance or sing along to great music, German and other, provided by DJ Steve Bartoleme. Because of its popularity and Yacht Club capacity, tickets are limited, so if you want to join the crowd, get

your tickets early. Priced at $14/person, they are available from any Lion, Sloan’s Home Center, the United Community Bank, and The Village Salon. Because of the crowd and somewhat limited capacity, you can park in

the lot at Tugaloo Pavilion and ride a free shuttle to and from the club. Events such as this provide funds to the Lions Club to support a myriad of activities. These include donations to numerous service organizations focused on visual problem remediation, as well as a program of health and vision screening in local service organizations and schools. A good specific example of the use of funds raised in this and other events is TV Lions Club participation in a Habitat for Humanity house build. This is a joint effort with the Kiwanis, Rotary Club, and Women’s Club all in Tellico Village and the Loudon Lions Club in Loudon. The build is currently commencing at the Hope Haven enclave, off Route 72, of the Loudon County Habitat for Humanity organization. A project such as this and many others is only possible thanks to the fantastic support from the residents of Tellico Village. Thanks and see you at the Oktoberfest!

Rarity Bay Awarded Best of the Best in Lake Communities by Ideal Living


Daniel Kier with Ideal Living presents 2019 Best of the Best Ideal Living Lake Community award to Luke Noe

arity Bay is honored to be one of the top 10 lake communities in the nation accepting this award. With neighboring communities such as Wind River and Tellico Village also accepting this award, we are confident that Tellico Lake offers the best lake living in Tennessee. This award is distributed by Ideal Living annually to recognize planned lake communities that offer the best in lifestyle options with amenities like docks, water sports, kayaking, paddleboarding, and fishing. Rarity Bay is proud to offer the best of these amenities along with breathtaking mountain views, a community of beautiful people, and a multitude of social clubs and activities that focus on the abundance of living in East

Tennessee. Those who find themselves in Rarity Bay experience firsthand the sense of community and peaceful living.

Rarity has been described by residents as “A warm, friendly place to call home with lots of things to do.”

The Addams Family, A New Musical at The Arts Center in Athens


thens Community Theatre (ACT) announces the fall 2019 production, The Addams Family, A New Musical, book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on characters created by Charles Addams. A six-show run of The Addams Family, A New Musical is October 11-20. Evening performances are at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, October 11-12, and Friday and Saturday, October 18-19, with matinees on Sunday, October 13 and 20, at 2 pm at the Sue E Trotter Theater at The Arts Center. The Addams Family, A New Musical is a comical feast that embraces the

wackiness in every family and is a fun, fast-paced show, recommended for a PG crowd. Emerson McKenzie, a favorite ACT performer, stars as Wednesday Addams, and other alumni star as members of the family: Bobby Bee is Gomez, Kelly Borwick is Morticia, Alec Morrison is Pugsley, and Bailey Dufty is Uncle Fester. ACT is pleased to welcome Annette Dufty in the role of Grandma Addams and Jimmy Kirkland in the role of Lurch. Braden Stillwell (Lucas Beineke) also makes his ACT debut. Jennifer Nunley makes a long-anticipated return to the ACT stage as Alice Beineke, and Ben

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Burchfield, most recently seen as “Kyle” in Legally Blonde, is Mal Beineke. The ensemble of ancestors includes Brittany Morrow, Natalie Leonesio, Hannah Adams, Courtney Crittenden, Madison Watts, Blake Chastain, Jedi Gabel, Alex Dufty, Brad Jewell, Baruch Gabel, Cameron Cleveland, Michael Webb, and Larae Graves. The Addams Family, A New Musical is directed by ACT veteran, Traci McKenzie, with music direction by ACT orchestra veteran and bassist with local band September Song, Joe Littleton, and choreography by Jedi Gabel. Friday, October 18, is a special “Cocktails

& Characters: Costume Edition,” to which tickets are $20 and include hors d’oeuvres catered by Michael’s. Tickets to all other performances are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets are available now online at, by calling 423-745-8781, or in person at The Arts Center. The Arts Center is located at 320 North White Street in downtown Athens. Staff is available for questions during business hours, which are Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm. For more information, call The Arts Center at 423-745-8781, follow The Arts Center on Facebook, or visit

Annual Meeting and Speaker Announced


he Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Vonore Public Library is scheduled for Thursday, October 17, at 7 pm at the Vonore Community Center, located at 611 Church Street. The featured speaker is master story teller Faye Wooden of Maryville. Faye calls on her life experiences in Appalachia to weave stories of people’s lives as she strives to bring out the spirit of East Tennesseans. She plays several native musical instruments that enhance her local tales. Although viewed as an entertainer, she strives to connect with her audience through humor, old tales, and valuable lessons from our past. Additionally, a supporter of the Armed Forces, she relates stories of “spirit and values” that sustain our members in uniform. Faye is a graduate of East Tennessee State University with a master’s degree in Story Arts. She is a renowned story teller

Faye Wooden, Storyteller

with many accolades to her credit and has spoken at numerous prominent events. The public is invited to attend. A short business meeting will be conducted before the speaker. Light refreshments will be served. For questions, call Joan at 865-856-6532.

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Back By Popular Demand!

Restyle Your Fur Event O ur first Restyle Your Fur Event was so successful that we are having another show on October 24th and 25th! Many laughs and memories were a part of our first fur show as we saw mothers and daughters restyle great-grandmothers’ long fur coats into unique, updated pieces they can now enjoy. The furs that are restyled at this upcoming event will be returned in time for Christmas... what a wonderful gift for yourself, your daughter, or granddaughter! Mr. Santa LaBelle, the owner of this 100 year old company, will be in our store for two days personally hosting our restyle event. Let Restyle Your Fur perform an unforgettable “trans-furmation” by having expert furriers: » Convert it into a fabulous vest or 2-in-1 jacket with removable sleeves » Make a cuddly teddy bear, pillow, or throw » Enlarge, downsize, or repair your garment » Create a lightweight reversible fur/silk raincoat » Shear it to update the look Fur is one of the few materials that can be stripped apart and entirely restyled. Beyond alterations, it can be sheared to a short plush, updated to a different style, or, most commonly, added as fur collars, cuffs, or lining for raincoats and everyday coats to add luxury and style. At our Restyle Your Fur event, we will first assess the condition of the fur of your

Fashion Sense

Brenda Bryan Owner, The Lily Pad

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

coat and then discuss updating and restyling options for you. Restyle Your Fur is proud to make perfect fur alterations with always on-time delivery. Restyle Your Furs is an independent business that continues to fuel the ever evolving restyling market. All furs are restyled in the United States by their highly qualified professionals. The Lily Pad is thrilled to partner with them for this repeat event!

“Making Spirits Bright” The Bobby Todd Christmas Open House


obby Todd Antiques is hosting their annual Christmas Open House on Thursday, October 17, from 10 to 6 at 4514 Old Kingston Pike in the iconic UP and Down Gas Station Building in the Bearden district. The Open House continues on Friday, October 18, and Saturday, October 19, from 10 to 5 and Sunday, October 20, from 1 to 5. Each year Bobby Todd is transformed into a Christmas wonderland that captivates children of all ages. From the magical holiday displays to the whimsical and nostalgic holiday décor inside, Bobby Todd evokes a vintage spirit that will take you back to cherished childhood memories. Featured Christmas lines and artists include Byers’ Choice, Lori Mitchell, Shiny Brite, Cody Foster, Bethany Lowe, and Joe Spencer. Bobby Todd’s sales associates have been as busy as Santa’s elves displaying these unique holiday décor items. During the Christmas Open House, Bobby Todd will also unveil their newest gift selections, quality antique furniture, and colorful accessories for your home. Find something for everyone on your shopping list with an extensive selection of candles, jewelry, scarves, men’s gifts, tabletop, and holiday décor. As always, Bobby Todd offers complimentary holiday gift bag packaging, which makes it the perfect place to “wrap up” your Christmas shopping. Watch eyes light up every time someone receives a gift in a Bobby Todd gift bag. During the Bobby Todd Christmas Open House, be sure to register to win fabulous door prizes, enjoy scrumptious holiday treats, and visit with old friends and make new ones. Also, Halloween décor will be on sale just in time for the season! Parking is available on the upper level where the retail shop is located and also on the lower level in front of the Bearden Beer Market. For more information regarding the Bobby Todd Christmas Open House, visit www. and click on the events tab, or like us on Facebook for weekly updates. Make the Bobby Todd Christmas Open House a part of your holiday tradition! Bobby Todd Antiques 4514 Old Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919 865-249-6612

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


Upcoming Events at the Public Library at Tellico Village

October 4, 10 am to noon: Jesse A. Hester’s hobby developed into a passion. He published The Bottoms Up Murder in 2013 introducing Sheriff Jonas Lauer. This was the first in a series that now numbers six. This being The Obituary Murders. He is a resident of Monroe County, Tennessee, where the Jonas Lauer series takes place. October 12, all day: The Public Library at Tellico Village will be closed for Computer System Upgrade. October 15, 10 to 11 am: Hearing Loss, Dr. Rebekah Tripp, Chase Audiology. Please call the library at 865-458-5199 for a reservation for this free presentation. October 16, 1 to 2 pm: Vertigo: Causes and Treatments with Dr. Mag Abdu, Advanced Physiotherapy Clinic. Please call the library at 865-458-5199 for a reservation for this free presentation. October 25 & 28, 9:30 to 11:30 am both days: iPad class with Karen Brown includes settings, Safari, iTunes, email, calendars, downloading books from the state READS program, and more. Informative for all levels. You must sign up at the library ($10 fee). No refunds. November 1, 10 am to noon: Marilyn Neilan of Tellico Village will be featuring her book, Swamped, which is the story of the swamp buggy races in the Everglades of Florida. She has also written about her mother, The Iris Lady of Williamsburg. November 7, 10 to 11 am: Just Desserts! Barb Gothard. Please call the library at 865-458-5199 to sign up for this free presentation.

100 Rarity Bay Parkway, Vonore, TN 37885

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Call Anytime: 865-643-0553 Office: 423-519-3258 Ext. 2


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206 Oologilia Place MLS#1090552 $725,000


TELLICO VILLAGE - KAHITE Spectacular golf front home with high quality as a priority including insulation equivalent to R-50, 2’’x6’’ exterior walls, Anderson™ windows & more. 3 car garage, 2 ensuites on main, sunroom & workshop.

115 Nunnehi Trail MLS# 1079847 $589,900



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176 Kanutsu Lane MLS# 1078071 $270,000


Thursday, October 17 from 10-6 Friday & Saturday, October 18 & 19 from 10-5 Sunday, October 20 from 1-5

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TELLICO VILLAGE MIALAQUO Dockable lot in Mialaquo Shores. Gentle walk to the water!

TELLICO VILLAGE - KAHITE DOCKABLE Dockable lot with easy walk to the water.

209 Golanvyi Trail MLS# 1088227 $299,000


RARITY BAY – Stunning mountain and golf views, top floor condominium. Completely remodeled. Furniture included.

545 Rarity Bay Parkway, Unit 303C MLS#1072611 $149,000

God’s Work — Our Hands

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

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



od’s Work — Our Hands is an annual event of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) as a special time set aside for community service by our congregations. Across the country this fall, nearly 9,300 congregations are engaging in service work to make a positive change in our communities, deepen relationships, and share God’s love. Since 2013, Shepherd of the Lake in Loudon has participated by serving at local community centers, animal shelters, day care and assisted living facilities, and more. This year the volunteers drove to the Second Harvest Food Bank distribution facility in Alcoa to help as needed. As it turns out, our contribution was to help bag individual portions for distribution as part of Second Harvest’s School Pantry program. School Pantries are in counties and schools where the need for food is greatest, where the percentage of students at an economic disadvantage are the highest and where students and their families are underserved through other programs. School Pantries impact some of the most vulnerable children in our communities – children who may be missing meals on a regular basis. Child hunger doesn’t stop when school is not in session. Summer Food for Kids ensures that children are able to bring food home over weekends and school holidays when they are not able to participate in the school programs. Shepherd of the Lake members filled 1,302 bags of cereal for those in need in East Tennessee. That’s 244 pounds! Additional members filled in on Wednesday at Second Harvest in areas they were needed. Last month we were delighted to welcome Seminarian James Trussell, a Second Harvest Food Bank employee, as our guest

First Baptist Church of Tellico Village

A Loving, Welcoming Family of Believers Sunday Worship: 8:50 & 10:15 a.m. Sunday Bible Study: 8:50 & 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Meal 5:30 & Devotional 6:15 p.m.

Love God, Love Others, and Reach our World for Christ!

preacher. Worship was followed by brunch and a presentation from Elaine Streno, Executive Director at Second Harvest Food Bank. The scope and value of the programs of Second Harvest are astounding. Although celebrating this special day designated by the ELCA, Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church is a hands on church and designates every day to God’s Work – Our Hands. Our members volunteer and participate where needed in both Loudon and Monroe counties on a weekly or daily basis. You’ll find us at the Good Shepherd Center in Madisonville, the Monroe County Animal Shelter, the Neighborhood Assisted Living Facility in Loudon, and at KARM Ministries. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) was formed in 1988 and currently has more than 9,300 congregations and 3.6 million members in all 50 states. Known as the church of “God’s work. Our hands,” the ELCA emphasizes the saving grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, unity among Christians, and service in the world. Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church is located in Tellico Village at 143 Chota Center. Traditional worship service with Holy Communion is at 9 am on Sundays. Visit our website at www.shepherdofthelaketn. org for more information.  You can reach the church office at 865-816-4756 or email sheplakelutheransec@  Find us on Facebook at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church.

Dr. Charlie Barnard, Pastor 205 Chota Rd. • 865.408.0110 •

GSC provides:

Good Shepherd Center 501(c)3 Organization

Dinner and Auction Tickets $40

Entertainment provided by

“The Surfers”

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Contact Info: (423) 420-8888 PO Box 353 5150 Hwy 411 S. Madisonville, TN 37354

Tsali Notch 140 Harrison Road Madisonville, TN 37354 Silent Auction 5:30 PM Dinner 6:30 PM

Buffet dinner catered by Donna’s Café

Live Auction 7:30 PM

Together, we can give our families a fighting chance!

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 food to over 1,100 people per month  personal care products and diapers as requested  clothing to each person per household per month  miscellaneous items, such as shoes, dishes, bedding, toys, etc. per month  transportation via ETHRA for medical appointments  emergency housing for fire victims  utilities vouchers  layette set for newborn baby

GSC is supported financially by churches, local businesses and individuals. Additional funds are provided through grants, auxiliary groups, Monroe County governmental agencies, and fundraising events.

Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM—12:30 PM

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with Your New Home Misty Tidwell 865-680-9819


633 River Rd Loudon, TN 37774 $179,899 MLS #1089689 3310 Sweetwater Vonore Rd Sweetwater, TN 37874 $239,000 MLS #1087531 This beautiful 2 story home has been completely renovated and includes all new electrical, plumbing, and a brand new central heat and air unit. This spacious 3 bedroom/2.5 bath features the master bedroom and bath on the main level. It also includes a large laundry/utility room on the main level and an office and bonus room upstairs. Get your rocking chair ready to enjoy the many options this home features to take in the beautiful country setting including a covered porch, two covered upper decks, and a covered patio in the back that could easily be converted into a carport if desired. This home sits on 3 beautiful acres that you could enjoy or have the option to divide.

2300 Highway 11 Lenoir City, TN 37771 $238,750 MLS #1091980 19.9 acres of beautiful land in a great location! Property has a home on it that needs lots of TLC! Come build your dream home.

Completely transformed all-brick rancher! Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home! 1 level living. This house is loaded with all-new amenities including new stainless appliances, cabinets, countertops. New lighting throughout the home. New bamboo hardwood and carpet. New HVAC, new garage door, new tile. Too many upgrades to mention. All of this located on 1.82 acres! Watch deer from your backyard. Minutes to interstate. This will not last long!

NEW LISTING 10741 Olive Grove Lane Knoxville, TN 37934 $249,900 MLS #1093626

This is your opportunity to live in the heart of Farragut in the Olive Grove subdivision! The 3 BR/2.5 BA home offers numerous updates including beautifully appointed hardwood floors, plush carpeting in the upper level, tankless water heater (2016), new tile (2018), cabinet resurfacing (2019), all-new stainless appliances, touch free kitchen faucet, under cabinet lighting, neutral paint, new HVAC 2017, fiber and ethernet in bedrooms and office, dedicated office, new Nest doorbell, siding, roof and garage door replaced in 2011 and many more updates! The backyard has a charming wood fence. Back door updated in 2019 with built-in blinds. This well kept home is located on a one street subdivision with a cul-de-sac. Close proximity to schools, Turkey Creek shopping, dining, lake and marina for boating! All Farragut schools! The home offers so many wonderful features! The HVAC system has an Ecobee programmable thermostat which can be controlled from a smartphone! The home is well maintained with numerous updates. It is turn-key ready for new owners!

Smoky Mountain Realty 1010 E. Broadway Lenoir City, TN 37771 865-986-4646

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22 N Cove Estates Drive Greenback, TN 37742 $624,000 MLS #1092871 JUST UPDATED & PRICED 2 SELL! Tellico Lake waterfront w/ private dock! Foothills Pointe waterfront community in Greenback borders Maryville on the east side of Tellico Lake & minutes from West Knoxville. This private home is surrounded by the beauty of nature and no lawn mower is required! Whether you enjoy fishing from your own dock, taking the boat out for dinner, or watching the sun set from the two tiers wrap around deck, the possibilities are endless! Whip up a meal in the chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances, gas stove, and granite countertops. This custom built home has a formal dinning room, living room, den, sunroom, 1/2 bath and laundry room/ office space. With 3 bedrooms total, 2 have a private bath, and large lower level bedroom has a full bath across the hall.

335 Goldcrest Drive Vonore, TN 37885 $249,900 MLS #1092156 LAKEFRONT PROPERTY WITH FABULOUS VIEWS! $30,000 golf membership has been paid and will transfer to the new owner. Great lot with lake front access, large lot should accommodate a basement rancher easily and borders common property for more privacy. Excellent mountain views! Come enjoy all the amenities of Rarity Bay and enjoy very popular, beautiful Tellico Lake.

Angie McNabb 865-679-0637

Brittani Clements 865-386-8309

Larry Smith 865-789-1942

David Martin 865-389-9025

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104 Canaly Lane Loudon, TN 37774 $585,000 MLS #1084478 LAKE VIEW/GOLF FRONT HOME located on the 9th hole of the Tanasi Golf Course with a lake view. No yard work, enlarged deck, newer Taylor made awning w/ remote, deck fans, central vacuum system, water filter system, propane fireplace and gas grill connection, security system, newer hot water heater, soft close cabinets both 1st floor bathrooms, 3 tube lights, 42’’ maple cabinets in kitchen w/ matching refrigerator, beverage center, trash compactor, 3 bedrooms plus a media room & flex room, built-in bookcases, walk-in attic for storage, 2 Phantom Screens front/rear doors. Views and location are awesome in Tellico Village.

1635 Terrace Drive Loudon, TN 37774 $249,900 MLS #1094902 BRICK BASEMENT RANCHER W/ ADDITIONAL LIVING QUARTERS. Well cared for home with 2 extra parcels of land for a total of 1.57 acres. New owner could sell or build additional homes, sewer and gas are available. Features new windows with sliders, hardwood under carpet in most areas, large bedrooms, remodeled bath downstairs, large rec room is open to the full kitchen area downstairs. 3 car detached garage, attached carport. Covered front porch and back deck. Land lays well and is all cleared, well maintained lawn, offers many possibilities for the new owner. Excellent location in a great subdivision.

303 Brooksview Rd Lenoir City, TN 37772 $379,900 MLS #1093752 ONE OWNER HOME ON NEARLY 2 ACRES! 2-1/2 acre parcels could be sold separately if new owner desires. Very well cared for & maintained. Updates include renovated kitchen, quartz countertops, SS appliances, under counter lighting, custom cabinetry, commercial grade hardwood flooring with a warranty, updated lighting. Features include stack stone fireplace w/ wood stove, central vac, washer & dryer included, Anderson windows. Oversized attached 2 car garage, 14x35 deck across the rear, front porch with slate, workshop w/ electric & water heater for your hot water, dog kennel, water spigots added for this area & the garden area, house is connected to city water but well water is still available for other uses, apple & pear trees, blackberries, excellent location in a lakefront subdivision!

181 George Thomas Rd Vonore, TN 37885 $64,900 MLS #1092476 LOOK AT THIS BEAUTIFUL 5.49 ACRES OF LAND IN VONORE! The land is gently rolling with mature trees, gated access with a driveway leading to a cleared area for a home to be built. The land is private with abundant wildlife. A public boat launch is in close proximity. Seller has already had the land soil mapped for a septic system. You won’t be disappointed with this gorgeous piece of land!

Steve Ballew 865-680-3312

Scott Schiller 865-242 2323

249 Gadusi Way Loudon, TN 37774 $249,900 MLS #1092359 HANDYMAN SPECIAL… lots of square footage (3,300 sq ft), 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, irrigation system, instant hot water system, country setting front porch and back deck, heated sunroom, workshop, lower level living quarters, private lot. Needs paint, floors, and a kitchen, etc. This home is being sold as is.

104 Eufaula Loudon, TN 37774 $39,900 MLS #1007009 BUILDER’S PERSONAL LOT LOCATED NEAR THE 5TH HOLE ON BEAUTIFUL TANASI COURSE! Cart path is accessible from lot and easily accessible to Tanasi Clubhouse, one of the larger lots in Tellico Village at .65 of an acre, land lays well and is located in a cul-de-sac. Seller will provide house plans at no additional cost if the buyer decides to hire Weaver Homes as the builder. Enjoy all the amenities of Tellico Village is this very desirable area.


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

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Clarence Brown Theatre’s New Play, “People Where They Are,” Focuses on Highlander Center Teaching

he world premiere of the CBT-commissioned “People Where They Are” will be performed in the Clarence Brown Theatre’s Carousel Theatre October 2-20. Written specifically for the current UT Theatre MFA actors by Anthony Clarvoe and directed by Calvin MacLean, the play dramatizes the famous Highlander Center’s expansion into the Civil Rights movement and more. Several ancillary events will accompany this production. In 1932, Myles Horton, Don West, Jim Dombrowski, and others founded the Highlander Folk School in Monteagle, Tennessee. They focused first on organizing unemployed and working people, and by the late 1930s, Highlander was serving as the de-facto CIO education center for the region, training union organizers and leaders in 11 southern states. During this period, Highlander also fought segregation in the labor movement, holding its first integrated workshop in 1944. Highlander’s commitment to ending segregation made it a critically important incubator of the Civil Rights movement. Workshops and training sessions at Highlander helped lay the groundwork for many of the movement’s most important initiatives, including the Montgomery bus boycott, the Citizenship Schools, and the founding of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). In 1961, after years of red-baiting and several government investigations, the state of Tennessee revoked Highlander’s charter and seized its land and buildings. The school reopened the next day as the Highlander Research and Education Center. From 1961-1971, it was based in Knoxville, and in 1972, it moved to its current location near New Market, Tennessee. According to Clarvoe, all the actions depicted in the play actually happened, and all the characters are based on actual people. But the timeline of events has been rearranged and telescoped and the named characters are amalgams of several different historical figures. MacLean said that when he and the cast began work with the playwright in December 2017, the work of Highlander was largely unknown to them. Clarvoe brought to their attention the historical significance of Highlander and the ironies of its placement in rural East Tennessee. They had no idea that, while working on the play, the eruptions of violence would increase and even visit upon the Highlander Center in New Market. “This new play dramatizes Highlander’s expansion into the Civil Rights movement,” said MacLean. “But it also takes aim at our own time by dramatizing our own ongoing discussions about race, ‘otherness,’ and the eruption of violence our nation has endured since even before we began this particular artistic journey.” MacLean (Director) is in his 14th year as Theatre Department Head and CBT Company Producing Artistic Director. CBT productions he has directed include “A Flea in Her Ear,” “The Life of Galileo,” “The Secret Rapture,” “A Streetcar Named Desire” (with Dale Dickey), “Amadeus” (with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra), “Kiss Me, Kate,” “Sweeney Todd” (with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and Dale Dickey), “Our Country’s Good,” “The Threepenny Opera,” “The Open Hand,” “The Crucible,” and “Candide” (with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra). He was the Artistic Director of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival for 11 seasons. Professionally active in Chicago, his productions – mostly at the Famous Door Theatre – earned several Joseph Jefferson Awards for Outstanding Production and Direction. Most notable were Joshua Sobol’s Ghetto, a production that ran for seven months and honored with four Jeff Awards, including for Outstanding Direction of a Play and Anthony Clarvoe’s “The Living,” which won Joseph Jefferson Awards for Outstanding Direction of a Play and Outstanding Production. Playwright Anthony Clarvoe has received American

(Clockwise) Collin Andrews, Aleah Vassell, Owen Squire Smith, Jade Arnold, Brittany Marie Pirrozoli, and Brenda Orellana. Photo by Liz Aaron.

Theatre Critics, LA Drama Critics, Elliot Norton (New England drama critics), SF Bay Area Theatre Critics, Will Glickman, Garland, and Edgerton New American Play awards; fellowships from the Guggenheim, Irvine, Jerome, and McKnight Foundations, National Endowment for the Arts, TCG/Pew Charitable Trusts, and Kennedy Center; commissions from South Coast Rep, Mark Taper Forum, and Playwrights Horizons; the Berrilla Kerr Award for his contributions to American theater; and many others. The Chicago production of his play “The Living,” directed by Cal MacLean, produced by Famous Door Theatre, won three Joseph Jefferson Awards, including Production of the Year. He lectures on theater history at UC Berkeley and leads playwriting classes in Oakland. A native San Franciscan and long-time resident of New York and the Midwest, he lives with his family in Berkeley, CA. Dee Dee Battest (Co-Director) is a Chicago based actress, director, and teacher. She performed last year at the CBT in Detroit ’67. She received her undergraduate degree from Ball State University and her MFA from UNC-Chapel Hill. The UT Theatre MFA actors performing in this play are Aleah Vassell (Mrs. Clark), Owen Squire Smith (Mr. Carawan), Brittany Marie Pirozzoli (May), Brenda Orellana (Emma), Collin Andrews (Ned), and Jade Arnold (John). The creative team for the production includes John Merritt (Costume Design), Carrie Ferrelli (Scenic Design), Mike Ponder (Sound Design), Bill Miller (Lighting Design), Kathy Logelin (Dialect Coach), Casey Sams (Choreographer/Intimacy Coach), and Dane Urban (Stage Manager). Following each “People Where They Are” performance, patrons will have the opportunity to make voluntary donations support the Highlander Center. The Pay What You Can performance is Wednesday, October 2, at 7:30 pm. Half of the proceeds from the PWYC tickets sales will benefit the Highlander also. Behind the Scenes Sunday is October 2 following the 2 pm matinee. It will include a panel discussion with the playwright, director, and co-director, who will discuss what it takes to create a new play

Knoxville Opera Visits Rarity Bay Country Club


or the 11th consecutive year, the Knoxville Opera brought glorious music and voices to the intimate setting of Rarity Bay Country Club (RBCC). The performance was paired with a three-course plated meal prepared by the club’s culinary team. Every year the RBCC looks forward to offering this exclusive event for residents of Rarity Bay. The program featured highlights from Knoxville Opera’s season, including selections from their extensive programming: Opera 101, Knoxville Opera Goes to Church, Madame Butterfly, Christmas Holiday Concert, Romeo and Juliet, and Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom. A big thank you to the Rarity Bay Ad Hoc Opera Committee for helping plan and organize this unique event.

and will delve into the themes of social activism present in the production. An Actor Talkback will take place on Sunday, October 13, following the matinee performance. A Highlander Benefit Concert will take place October 19 at 2 pm, featuring inspirational folk music by Michael and Carrie Kline. Michael served as a staff musician for the Highlander from 1968-1969, and they both have been studying Appalachian community culture and history for more than 40 years. The concert is free and open to the public with another opportunity to donate to the Highlander Center. A Sunday Symposium with Wess Harris will take place on October 20 following the 2 pm matinee performance. A sociologist and former coal miner and union organizer from West Virginia, Harris will recount his experiences with one of the co-founders of the Highlander, Don West. He also will shed light on his journey of collecting portraits created by another co-founder of the Highlander, Connie West, which were done to depict influential individuals of the Highlander. Select portraits, which echo the themes and characters present in our production, will be on display in the lobby of the theater. Harris also will be on hand October 9 through 20 to talk about the portraits and to sell his books, “Written in Blood: Courage and Corruption in the Appalachian War of Extraction” and “When Miners March.” For tickets to “People Where They Are,” call the Clarence Brown Theatre box office at 865-974-5161 or order online at With a dual mission to train the next generation of theatre artists and to provide top quality professional theatre, the Clarence Brown Theatre at the University of Tennessee Knoxville is one of only 12 academic LORT (League of Resident Theatre) institutions in the nation. Under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Calvin MacLean and Managing Director Tom Cervone, the CBT season runs from August through May and features nine productions ranging from musicals to drama. Stay connected to the Clarence Brown Theatre on Facebook (Clarence Brown Theatre), follow us on Twitter (@ClarenceBrown), and view Clarence Brown videos on YouTube (Clarence Bro).

Steve Lukather by


nyone who has read Boomerocity or any of the publications that have ran abridged versions of our interviews knows that Toto’s Steve Lukather is one of our favorite guys to hang and/or chat with. We’ve interviewed him five times and have met him in person three times. When you chat with him, he’s a blowtorch of unvarnished truth and can string words together in a way that will have your sides hurting from laughing almost non-stop. Whenever we get a chance to chat with him, we jump at the chance. One such chance arose with the band’s release of their CD/DVD, Forty Trips Around the Sun – a video chronicle of Toto’s 40th anniversary tour a couple of years ago. I also wanted to talk with Lukather about Toto’s current tour that stops at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on October 8th. Reached at his home in Southern California, Lukather and I chatted, wherein he shared about the rigors of life on the road. He was quite philosophical about it. “I chose this life, and a lot of people don’t realize that it is an incredibly lonely life,” he said. “People think, ‘How could you be lonely, playing in front of tens of thousands of people every night?’ It’s very easy, actually, when you go from the highest highs to the lowest lows in the period of an hour. Very strange to go from the stage – that’s the rush. That’s what we all live for. We don’t get paid for that. That’s the fun part. We get paid for the other 20 hours of the day that we sit in a room. After doing it for most of my life, I just kind of hang in the room. Read. Try to find myself before the dirt nap hits.” When we last spoke, Lukather had just released his autobiography, The Gospel According to Luke. I asked him how the book did and is currently doing. “That thing has had a life of its own,” he said. “I had no idea! The most random people tell me they’ve read the book or they’re reading the book. I get a message from somebody. It’s still going, man. They’re after me to do number two now – continue the story. Talk a lot more about

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Randy Patterson,

my session life and certain records that I did in more detail. I got a million stories. I mean, I had 400 pages hit the floor. So I’m going to have to have the New Testament, right? Have the New Testament.” Lukather then went on to talk about the “40 Trips” CD/DVD. “Boy, what an excursion that has been in terms of… a real bad time for us – all but destroyed everything. And you know, that’s a tough pill to swallow, and that’s why it’s taken so long to get this DVD out, because we were held by hostage by somebody who’s evil, and we had to live through that.” After summarizing the legal hassles the band encountered to get the project out, Lukather concluded: “So we had no choice. We didn’t mean to do that, but we got held up at the last minute. As per someone who hates you that much, likes to plan that way. And then for reasons unknown, and we don’t even know what it was all about. You spent so much money. I wish I had the money we spent. But that’s the whole of the story. It’s been a whole betrayal. It just got tough. But I don’t want to get into that too heavily, because it’s just another reason to sue me, because I breathe. Sue me because I breathe. We actually recorded it and filmed it a yearand-a-half, two years ago when we started this 40 trips tour.” Here’s what fans can expect from the CD/DVD: “It’s a great snapshot of living for four years,” said Lukather. “I’m glad Paige is in it, because Dave’s not – you know, his health is not great. He’s 65, and he is pretty much is done touring, you know? What can fans expect from this tour? “We’re going to give it the best we’ve got,” said Lukather. “We’re fine. We just want to get through this and have a great time doing it. We’ve had an incredible run of this. I mean, the band’s going to go out on top of the world.” There is much more to this conversation than space here allows. Read about Lukather’s family, Ringo Starr’s new LP, and much more at

Randy’s first interview was at the tender age of 13 with none other than Col. Tom Parker. Thirty-six years later he founded the webzine,, and has conducted close to 200 interviews with some of the most interesting people in music.

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Local Experience and National Marketing


ake homes are specialty properties. People selling or buying these homes benefit from a real estate agent who is a lake market specialist. The very best of these agents marries their local expertise with highly targeted market reach to lake home buyers and sellers across the country. For more than 20 years, Karen Packett has served the local communities on Fort Loudon and Tellico Lakes. Karen doesn’t just work in those areas – she lives there. “I’ve lived here my whole life,” said Karen. “So beyond knowing where the best fishing holes are and what parts of the lakes are best for tubing, I’m intimately familiar with the many fantastic communities located here in our area.” Karen’s expertise needed the perfect brokerage partner to realize her full potential. “I’ve seen them all!” said Karen. “When I decided to focus my efforts on lake-focused real estate, I knew which brokerages were not marketing focused and would not make good partners. When I found Lake Homes Realty, it was a game-changer for my clients and me!” Lake Homes Realty is a new type of hybrid real estate brokerage. The company owns, which is the country’s most popular lake-focused real estate website. The company is also a traditional local real estate brokerage in the 26 states where it operates. The website allows buyers to search more than 85,000 lake real estate properties for sale on more than 3,000 lakes and attracts more than three million visitors annually! That’s important because most

buyers of lake real estate are not local. Atlanta, Dallas, and New York are the top feeder markets for our local lakes. Buyers tend to be age 45 or older and are looking for a second home or a great community in which to retire. Whether you’re selling or buying, provides you with a reliable marketing platform to assist you. Creating an account allows you to save properties of interest, be notified of price changes, and offers searches for similar properties on one lake or hundreds of lakes. It makes searching for lake real estate easy! Karen’s expertise and access to exclusive lake real estate data allow her to serve her lake home sellers better. She has information on the latest techniques to market your lake property for a quick sale at the best market price. She works with her clients to prepare home for the perfect showing and then shepherds the process to a successful close. Through the power of Lake Homes Realty’s national presence, Karen works with buyers from around the country who are interested in lake living. She has buyers at the ready for lake properties. Her clients know that when they are seeking the best water at the best price, Karen’s local lake knowledge is invaluable. The combination of an award-winning agent like Karen Packett and Lake Homes Realty is unbeatable! Karen Packett Lake Homes Realty 865-850-2518

Your Home.... The Perfect Out-of-Doors Family Event Space!


ven though summer has ended, it’s still not too late to guarantee that your family’s autumn out-of-door activities and events are not ruined by unexpected rain showers or unwanted sun. To ensure that your family and your guests experience an exciting lifetime of memories this fall, call Undercover Systems to design and install a totally unique underdeck ceiling under your existing raised deck. Now you can enjoy a completely dry and inviting outdoor living and entertainment space that protects you and your guests from unexpected and unwanted rain and unwanted sun. “This is the perfect time to weatherproof all of your out-of-door events,” said Jim Conn, owner of Undercover Systems. “Throughout the entire process, our skilled craftsmen work with you, each step of the way, until your project is complete.” Undercover Systems’ patented system also helps extend your outdoor seasons of enjoyment by protecting you from early spring showers, July and August’s relentless sun, and autumn rains. You’ll appreciate Undercover Systems’ attention to detail, which comes from their years of experience, as they craft a seamless transition from your home’s interior to your new out-of-door living spaces, which will complement your home’s existing architecture and landscaping plan. Also, you will also appreciate the fact that every system installed by Undercover Systems is custom designed and manufactured to fit your home and isn’t the off-the-shelf, one-size-fits-all, big box store components used by the competition. A complaint-free member of the Better Business Bureau, Undercover Systems offers homeowners the peace of mind that they deserve in a building contractor. Call Jim Conn at 423-267-0091 today and let the outdoor celebrations with family and friends begin. Undercover Systems 423-267-0091

Foothills Craft Guild

October, 2019, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views • 19A


Who We Are

he Foothills Craft Guild, Inc. (FCG) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization chartered in 1968 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to promote fine crafts by (1) setting high standards of creativity and excellence of execution for a variety of handcrafts, (2) providing demonstrations, scholarships, and education about fine craft for people of all ages, and (3) promoting the sale of fine crafts. FCG is the oldest member craft guild in the state of Tennessee and has earned a reputation nationwide as one of the best in the Southeast region.

What We Do

The Foothills Craft Guild was created to:

»» Encourage the development and appreciation of arts and handcrafts of all types. »» Promote high standards of workmanship in handcrafts.

TN Showcase of Fine Artisans A Production of

November 1: 10am -6pm

November 2: 10am -6pm November 3: 10am -4pm

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»» Conduct educational programs on handcrafts with all ages. »» Sponsor handcraft shows and demonstrations. »» Engage in activities which contribute to the advancement, development, and appreciate of arts and handcrafts of all kinds.

Our Vision

FCG is excited about the future of fine craft and will continue to set standards that encourage artisans to take advantage of new technologies and techniques to design and create works of beauty. We are dedicated to expanding our educational activities about fine crafts and creating strategic partnerships to encourage the continuation of fine craft. We will continue to provide a variety of opportunities for the demonstration and sale of fine crafts. Instrumental in continuing our growth, we have hired our first ever CoExecutive Directors, Karen Massey and Elizabeth Thomas, of Kreative Events, LLC.

Upcoming Show

Tennessee Showcase of Fine Artisans will be held November 1-3, with more than 140 artisans and local authors. Tickets are $7 cash and $8 credit card for adults. Children 12 and under receive free admission. Foothills Craft Guild 865-320-9636

Plan the Perfect Pantry


id you know pantries weren’t always an essential part of a kitchen? During the post-WWII building boom from 1946 to 1960, pantries fell out of favor. Architects thought the new built-in cabinetry and the convenience of local supermarkets had made pantries unnecessary in the modern kitchen. Well, today’s pantries are bigger in size than ever. And while size does matter, organization is usually more important than size alone. A well-designed small pantry often provides better, more convenient, and functional storage than a poorly designed large pantry. No matter its size, today’s pantry should be: » Convenient – Located at or near the area where food is prepared. » Visible – Everything in the pantry can be seen at a glance. » Accessible – Every Slide-out spice racks and baskets item can be easily reached add welcomed convenience in a pantry. and removed without having to move anything else out of the way. Heaviest items, like a mixer, close to the floor and least used items at the highest point. When designing the layout of your pantry, Tailored Living believes what works best for the homeowner is a design that fits their lifestyle. Our designers will discuss with you how you want to utilize your pantry. Some of the questions our designer may ask are: » What will be in the pantry besides food? Do you want to store dishes, serve ware, table linens, grilling items, or cleaning supplies in the space? » Do you entertain a lot and need to store party supplies? » Do you have a specific design style in mind? » If you have the space, do you want a countertop – often called a landing area – to put bags of groceries on or, if there’s an outlet in the pantry, everyday items like a coffee maker? Other pantry elements to consider are drawers or pullout baskets. Incorporating baskets makes it easy for kids to see and get the food they like to eat or to store largebulk items like onions or potatoes. Drawers are perfect for linens, grilling utensils, napkins, or any smaller items. Slide-out spice and wine racks add convenience. How much you’re able to customize depends on the size of your pantry. Whether your pantry provides a walk-in space or is a reach-in, Tailored Living of Knoxville listens to your individual or family’s needs to design a space that works well for your lifestyle. Our job is to design and install a well-organized pantry that brings order to chaos. Tailored Living featuring PremierGarage 865-947-8686

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Volume 19, No. 10


October 2019

Iron Works Grille on The River


oug Morris, a former pilot with Delta Air Lines, discovered Tellico Plains about a decade ago while pursuing his passion for motorcycles. During one of his many trips, Doug fell in love with the area and decided to make Tellico Plains his home. He launched a cabin rental business in 2014 while contemplating the opening of a restaurant on the scenic Tellico River. Joined by his partner, Mary Spencer, the owner of an ad specialty company in Auburn, Alabama, Doug and Mary purchased the vacant restaurant on the Tellico River, formerly home to another popular area restaurant, Cardin’s Landing. The new restaurant, named Iron Works Grille on The River, opened in April of this year. “We chose the name Iron Works Grille on The River due to its close proximity to a historical site located less than 100 yards from the restaurant,” said Mary. “Known as the Tellico Iron Company, the iron works provided munitions to the Confederate Army during the Civil War.” “This area is rich in history, as it was also an important center of Cherokee culture,” said Doug. “When we first opened, we intentionally limited the menu,” said Mary. “We believed it was better to offer a few items done right. We listened carefully to our customers and expanded our menu offerings by introducing many of your traditional Southern favorites.” Savor their gourmet burgers, sandwiches, and salads while enjoying more than 300 feet of pristine and serene Tellico River frontage. Also, be sure to ask about their already famous and original bacon wrapped “Wickles Pickles” and homemade pork rinds available in five flavors with their homemade ranch dressing. You’ll also want sample their extensive selection of

Doug & Mary, Owners

on-tap craft beers and wines. Your favorite sporting events are also featured in Iron Works Grille’s indoor and covered outdoor areas on their new wide screen TVs and surround sound systems. Sprawl out in one of their comfortable Adirondack chairs on their spacious lawn along the river, or play a favorite family lawn game like cornhole. Kid and pet friendly, Iron Works Grille is designed with your family’s comfort in mind. Be sure to ask about their $1.99 Thursday nights kids specials and 6 pm piñata, in addition to live music on most weekends. Planning a special event? Ask Iron Works Grille’s events coordinator, Kayla Cummings, just how they can help. “Our venue is large enough to host all types of events, including wedding rehearsal dinners, Christmas parties, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and beer/wine pair-

ing dinners – you name it,” said Doug Need a little more excitement in your life? Iron Works Grille offers Polaris three-wheeled Slingshot rentals. Check out the Cherohala Skyway as never before, surrounded by Mother Nature. Iron Works Grille also hosts fly tying and casting classes, which are provided by Tellico Outfitters. Also, during your visit, be sure to check out their gift shop, which features local crafts and Iron Works Grille tees and hats to help you remember your incredible day of relaxation on the river. Mary and Doug wish to share with you not only Tellico Plains’ abundant history, but also the warm Southern hospitality of the Iron Works Grille on The River. They invite you to celebrate “The Rhythm of the Smokies,” the rapids on the Tellico River, historical Tellico Plains, and great food and companionship. Iron Works Grille on The River 1641 Cherohala Skyway Tellico Plains, TN 37385 423-253-2373

Introducing truSculpt® 3D

2B • East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, October, 2019

A New Dimension in Body Sculpting


ou’re watching what you eat, you’re staying active, but you’re still unhappy with your body shape. Sound familiar? That stubborn problem area on your waistline can be annoyingly resistant to diet and exercise. That’s where the truSculpt® 3D procedure can help. Developed by Cutera, the global pioneer in performance and innovation within the cosmetic and aesthetic laser device field, the non-invasive, truSculpt® 3D procedure can help you sculpt your body by quickly and easily targeting both large and small problem areas. We recently interviewed J. Kevin Buchanan, MD, Knoxville area’s family practice physician and truSculpt® 3D practitioner, to discover just how this revolutionary, new, state-of-the-art medical breakthrough can help patients treat those problem areas around their midsections. MV: Dr. Buchanan, truSculpt® 3D uses radio frequency technology to help decrease circumference and diminish fat in patients. Tell our readers just how this technology works. Dr. Buchanan: truSculpt® 3D uses conductive radio frequency to achieve selective and effective disruption of the subcutaneous fat tissue, the fat that lies directly beneath the skin, while maintaining comfortable surface temperatures. MV: Just how safe is truSculpt® 3D? Dr. Buchanan: truSculpt® 3D, which is FDA cleared, is a safe, non-invasive body sculpting technology, where the temperature of the skin and subcutaneous tissue are maintained at comfortable levels while consistently achieving the best results.

HALF THE COST OF COOLSCULPTING Abdomen & Flanks: $1,000 Neck & Chin: $300 Arms: Starting at $500 Legs: Starting at $500

MV: How quickly will clients see visible results? Dr. Buchanan: Visible results can usually be seen as soon 6 to 12 weeks, with maximum benefits at 12 weeks. Some clients report seeing results in as little as 4 to 6 weeks. MV: How much fat thickness reduction will patients experience? Dr. Buchanan: Clients can expect fat reduction of targeted areas of up to 24%.


MV: Is it possible to treat more than one problem area per session? Dr. Buchanan: Yes, it is possible to treat multiple areas in a single session, including the neck, upper arms, abdomen and flanks, back, and thighs. MV: Should clients experience any discomfort or downtime after the procedure? Dr. Buchanan: Some clients may experience some redness of the skin that typically resolves itself in 8 to 12 hours. Others report soreness of the treatment area that may last for a few days. There is no restriction on activity following the procedure. MV: Treatments are administered by an NP or medical assistant under your personal supervision, correct? Dr. Buchanan: We have a nurse practitioner, two medical assistants, and myself who are all trained and certified to perform the truSculpt® 3D procedure. MV: How can our readers who are interested learn more about the truSculpt® 3D? What is the best way to reach you? Dr. Buchanan: Call Ashley Burchfield at 865-6751953 ext. 224 for more information or to schedule a free consultation or visit

THE SEASON! Hosting your family for the holidays? They'll be here before you know it: the holidays and your guests. Is your home ready? Now's the perfect time to take a second look at your guest and entertaining spaces. Considerations: do you have enough seats for everyone? Perhaps you want to freshen up bedding or paint colors? Maybe this year, you want to wow them with a new statement piece in your foyer or dining room. Or maybe, you need to rearrange your layout to maximize your space. Not sure? Rest assured we can help! We always offer a complimentary consultation, and once you begin to work with us, provide solutions and opportunities to revitalize your home! This year, start a new tradition and make your home the perfect backdrop for your family photos and priceless memories!

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October, 2019, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views • 3B

Knoxville Opera’s Blockbuster New Season: Madame Butterfly, Romeo and Juliet, and the Tennessee Premiere of Harriet Tubman!


n addition to 100 education/community The season’s high point is the Tennessee Premiere programs, Knoxville Opera’s 42nd Season of Harriet Tubman (May 1 & 3), the cornerstone of promises to be a spectacular one with mainthe company’s community-wide celebration of the stage productions of the ever-popular and belegendary heroine of the 19th century Underground loved Madame Butterfly by Puccini and Romeo Railroad. The captivating music and words by Afri& Juliet by Gounod, followed by the historic can-American composer, Nkeiru Okoye, is a magregional premiere of Okoye’s riveting Harriet ical patchwork of styles, including spirituals, juba, Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom. ragtime, field hollers, work songs, shouts, gospel, All performances are presented with projected and jazz. Four artists from the 2014 New York City English translations/lyrics on a screen above the premiere will be recreating their roles, including Jastage. ninah Burnett (as Harriet), Metropolitan Opera soAfter an absence of eight years, Madame Butprano who is currently starring in The Phantom of Madame Butterfly Romeo and Juliet Harriet Tubman terfly (October 25 & 27) returns to the Tennessee the Opera on Broadway. Ms. Okoye and cast memRomeo and Juliet, the perfect Valentine’s weekend opera Theatre with Metropolitan Opera soprano Danielle bers will be featured in school and community events Pastin as the betrayed Butterfly and tenor Richard Trox- (February 14 & 16), is based on the iconic Shakespeare tale honoring the inspiring, courageous “Moses” of her people, ell, who starred as Lt. Pinkerton in Frédéric Mitterand’s of the star-crossed lovers. This unique production is high- including programs at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center, award-winning film version of the opera. The principal cast, lighted by dramatic readings from the original play in En- the Public Defender’s Office student program, in-school including baritone Sean Anderson and mezzosoprano Lisa glish throughout the performance. Chinese soprano Yulan African-American Voices programs, and the 19th Annual Chavez, will also perform at the 11th Annual Knoxville Op- Piao makes her debut as Juliet after first place wins at both Knoxville Opera Rossini Festival International Street Fair era Goes to Church concert at New Covenant Baptist Church the Vienna Summer Music Festival and Verismo Opera com- (April 18). Beck’s President Reneé Kesler will host the peron October 6 and at the Opera Ball at the Knoxville Museum petitions. Mackenzie Whitney, one of America’s fast-rising formances at the Bijou Theatre. of Art on October 19. The production will be staged by Brian young tenors, debuts as Romeo. Metropolitan Opera bass Tickets start at $25 for adults and $15 for students and Deedrick, former Artistic Director of Edmonton Opera, who Andrew Wentzel graces the stage as Friar Laurence, and may be purchased online at or has directed Mefistofele and seven other memorable produc- Stage Director Candace Evans returns to recreate her beauti- by calling the box office at 865-524-0795, ext. 1, Monday ful and poignant production at the Tennessee Theatre. tions in Knoxville. through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.


Salon Anew - Discover the Art of Pampering

irst launched nearly two decades ago by local entrepreneur and hair stylist, Vickie Harness, Salon Anew continues to earn a reputation for extraordinary customer service. Salon Anew offers a wide array of services, including hair, nails, and skin care. This is in addition to their very own in-house fashion boutique that features brand name women’s apparel at very affordable price points. As Vickie will share with you, every successful business enterprise depends on attracting the very best and most experienced talent available to ensure to highest customer satisfaction levels. But the ultimate proof of success comes directly from your customers. “I use all the services at Salon Anew. From hair, to nails, to estitician services, they are FABULOUS! I originally came from CA where there is a huge option of services to be offered. Imagine my delight when I found them all under Salon Anew’s roof! They are wonderful and make me feel like family!” – Kris

“Loved the whole store and experience. Being brand new to Tellico Village, I was delighted to find such an uplifting place.” – Robbie “The atmosphere at Salon Anew is very relaxing. I know I will be pampered as soon as I walk inside. Everyone that works there is friendly and makes a point to call me by name. The little extras – beverages and snacks, drawings, monthly specials, and decorations – are an added bonus. I feel at home there. It’s cozy but also spacious. My stylist does a wonderful job on my hair, and the pedicures are wonderful.” – Debbie Vickie would like to take this opportunity to thank all of her customers for both their support and encouragement during her 30 year career as a stylist and 20 years as founder and owner of Salon Anew and asks you to help her welcome four new members to the salon’s winning team of hair stylists, estheticians, and nail techs: Hannah Maine, Rebecca Gilbert, Sidney Jackson, and Molly Mims. Please feel free

to say hello to them and to welcome them to the Salon Anew team on your next visit. Also, be sure to check out Vickie’s Secret Boutique’s new fashions for fall that have begun arriving at the salon.

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4B • East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, October, 2019


By Ellen Phillips, Owner of believeRX

BD (cannabidiol oil) is one of many cannabinoids found in cannabis. Cannabis is the genus name for both marijuana and hemp. Today’s CBD comes from the hemp plant, which is rich in CBD while having negligible THC. CBD Types

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By Yvonne Marsh, CFP®, CPA

’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “Nothing is certain in life except death and taxes.” It’s kind of true, actually. And my job is to make sure that the “tax” part is kept to a minimum. There are actually several different types of tax triggered at someone’s passing, including estate tax and income tax. Under the current tax code, estate tax only comes into play if you have more than $11.4 million in assets, so for the vast majority of us, it doesn’t apply. But income tax is another story, and that depends on what type of account is inherited and whether beneficiaries have been named or not. Bank accounts and non-retirement invest-

ment accounts are not taxable to your heirs. They get a “step-up” in tax basis, meaning any unrealized gains are wiped away, and the inherited assets have a new, stepped up basis. Accounts are retitled into the heirs’ names and they’re done. Easy enough. Pre-tax retirement accounts: These are the MOST complicated accounts to inherit by far. They are taxable to your heirs as they receive distributions. Spouses have the unique ability to combine an IRA with their existing IRA and continue as if they always owned the account. They use their own age for Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) rules and wait until age 70½ to begin taxable withdrawals. Non-spouse beneficiaries can take a

lump sum distribution, or withdraw the balance over five years, or transfer the balance into an Inherited IRA and begin taking RMDs based on their age. The most tax-advantageous method is to set up an Inherited IRA. But many times beneficiaries don’t understand these options and inadvertently take a fully taxable lump sum distribution. In that unfortunate circumstance, almost 40% of your hard-earned retirement account could go to the IRS rather than to your heirs. An integral part of financial planning is ensuring that all beneficiaries are properly named, accounts are property titled, and your estate planning structure is in place to avoid accidental taxation at your passing. If your financial professional isn’t talking

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re you looking for a well-behaved older companion? Oreo is a 7-year-old shih tzu-mix dog who is looking for his furever home. At 14 pounds, he is just the right size for snuggling. He is blind but gets around just fine. Oreo is part of the Second Chance Pals program, which partners with the shelter to help get older dogs adopted. Adopting a senior dog has many advantages. Senior dogs at shelters need homes just as badly as younger dogs. Many older dogs were once owned and loved by someone. For whatever reason, they were given up and abandoned in a shelter and need a home. Just like puppies and younger adoptable dogs, they make loyal and loving companions. Older dogs usually come trained and understand at least basic commands. Most older dogs are potty trained and have mastered the basic commands such as “sit,” “stay,” “come,” and “down.” Adopting an already-trained dog will save you a lot of time and energy that you’d normally have to dedicate towards training a young dog. You can teach an old dog new tricks. Dogs can be trained at any age, and older dogs are just as smart as younger ones. Older dogs have a greater attention span than a puppy, which make them easier to train. Older dogs are calmer and less energetic than younger dogs. An adult dog has graduated from the puppy stage and has an established demeanor and temperament. Older dogs have all their adult teeth and are out of the energetic puppy phase, which will result in less destruction to your home. Many of them do well with young children as they have a lower energy level and have possibly lived with them in their past homes. Older dogs make instant companions. Unlike a puppy, which requires leash training, etc., an older dog is ready to accompany you on a long walk and already knows how to play fetch. An adult dog will make a great workout partner, a loyal companion, and a

late night snuggle buddy. Dolan is the sweetest, most mellow guy at the shelter. He is a 46 pound mixed breed brown and white boy and about seven years old. Dolan loves other dogs, children, long walks on a leash, and just life in general. If you are looking for a chilled-out companion to travel or just hang out with, Dolan is the dog for you. Dolan is neutered and ready to roll if you would like to come and meet him. Dolan has many friends who are also at the shelter, waiting for furever homes. Beau is a medium size mixed Australian Shepherd with a huge grin. He is about three years old but still has a puppy personality. Beau is housebroken and can be crated if you are home; however, he will bark if he is crated with no one home. He is fully grown at 37 pounds and has a beautiful full black/white merle colored coat. Beau is a healthy and happy boy who is looking for someone to love him. Looking for something to do to get out of the heat? Come visit the MCFA Thrift Store run by volunteers of the Monroe County Animal Friends of Animals (MCFA). It’s located at 3949 Highway 411 in Madisonville (across from Kentucky Fried Chicken). If you haven’t been there for a while, you might be missing out on some tremendous bargains. New merchandise arrives daily and is priced to move. All proceeds go to help the homeless animals of Monroe County. Shopping hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm, and worker volunteers are


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October in the Garden



Lisa Grugin

he calendar says fall, but the temperatures while I write this still say summer! This is posing some problems, so let’s address those first. Number one: It is terribly dry, and October is typically our driest month. This means that you are going to HAVE to water well, or your plants are going to die. Sprinklers are inadequate for trees and shrubs because you need to get water 12” into the soil at least once a week, preferably twice during this drought. (As a guideline, I’m putting five gallons on smaller shrubs, 10 on trees and large shrubs.) You can’t do that with a sprinkler! Hand water or use a drip line. Number two: Some of your plants probably look like crap. This doesn’t mean they are dead. Many deciduous trees and shrubs are losing so much water through evaporation that they can’t pull it from the roots fast enough. The leaves are going to dry up and fall off. Some will try to replace them, and other plants will just decide that they are done for the year. As long as your branches are flexible, they will most likely come back out next spring. You still need to water them! The same is true for perennials. Some of mine have gone completely dormant, but I know from experience that they will come back. Number three: Yes, fall is still a good time to plant. We just have to push the timing back a little. The temperatures in October are great for planting, but it is dry as a bone (see #1). This means that for trees and shrubs, November has now become the star month. We usually start get-



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Tremont Institute Connects People with Nature Through Monarch Tagging in Cades Cove

reat Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont is connecting people with nature through its popular monarch tagging project in Cades Cove this fall. Monarch butterflies migrate to Mexico every year for the winter, and Tremont Institute uses tagging as a way to learn more about their migration and population status. Tremont has been tagging monarchs and inventorying other butterfly species for many years. Popular with participants of all ages, this program allows volunteers to spend time in sunny fields in Cades Cove with butterfly nets. Participants use field guides to identify the species they find. Monarch tagging is one of several citizen science proj-

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ur holiday gift to you this year is our very special thanks to all of you for your support and encouragement as we celebrate our 55th anniversary. In recognition of this historic milestone, we’d like to personally invite you to the debut of our 2019 Christmas season beginning November 1, marking this special occasion as we transform the shop into a two-story winter wonderland. November will be a magical month as our showroom transitions itself, like the seasons themselves, from autumn and Thanksgiving to winter, Christmas, and New Year’s. Our shop and Southern Cuisine Upstairs at The Mansion are currently filled with wonderful fall gifts, home accessories, ladies’ apparel, jewelry, scarves, and florals. Before your very eyes, you’ll observe our transition into the winter holidays with beautiful gifts, more than 200 seasonal florals, new fashions and jewelry, handbags, and scarves, which are arriving daily, as well as a large selection of home décor items that can help welcome your holiday guests this season. This holiday season is also very special to all of us here at Sweetwater Flower Shop, as it marks our sixth full year in the shop after our fire and nearly one-year renovation. I’ll never be able to thank all of you for your kindness and words of encouragement during that most challenging time in our history. We look forward to you joining us in the celebration of the Christmas season at Sweetwater Flower Shop and Southern Cuisine Upstairs at The Mansion. Thank you for allowing our family to be part of your family’s holiday traditions for the past 55 years.


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urchasing a home is one of the largest investments you’ll make, and selecting a real estate agent and mortgage loan officer who strive for excellence is an important part of the process. “There’s so much more involved than most people realize, and it’s important to work with professionals who stay on task and pay attention to detail,” says Aleex Conner, Realtor for Realty Executives Associates. A typical real estate transaction can involve as many as 35

people with buyers, sellers, realtors, mortgage loan officers, underwriters, title companies, appraisers, home inspectors, repair technicians, home service providers, pest inspectors, and movers! Juggling these entities takes patience and skill in working with different personalities to meet the deadlines and close the deal successfully. “If something goes sideways – which can easily happen with so many people involved – I guide you through the process and help resolve the issues,” says Aleex. The first step in starting the home buying process is to get

Morgan Ridenour & Greg Hopkins loved working with Aleex & Lorie in buying their 1st home!

pre-approved for a loan amount to find out exactly what you can afford. “My goal is to help you get the best mortgage financing plan at the lowest interest rate possible that fits well within your financial parameters,” says Lorie Jaynes, Senior Loan Officer for Mortgage Investors Group.

There are so many different loan options, such as a first-time home buyer’s loan or a rural development loan, and a thorough assessment of all the factors that impact the borrowing process is essential for both your short- and long-term goals. “Allow me to be your trusted advisor as you make one of life’s biggest decisions in purchasing a home,” says Lorie. For more information on what’s new in real estate or the mortgage industry, call Aleex or Lorie today!

Realty Executives Associates Aleex Conner 865-591-6348

Mortgage Investors Group Lorie Jaynes 865-315-8085


4899 Sq Ft • 405 Sugarwood Dr MLS #1088086

■ Master on main, bath/heated floors

■ Garage entry on main

■ Hardwood, tile, skylights

■ Basement w/ fitness studio

■ Sunroom/ office on main ■ New Anderson doors/windows ■ 3 bedrooms up + 2 bonus rooms

flooring, workshop, 1/2 bath, extra rooms ■ Neighborhood pool/ tennis courts, Farragut schools

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