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very homeowner experiences the periodic urge to get things reorganized at home. Oh sure, we make our daily attempts to keep things neat and orderly, but good intentions, and an accumulation of new “stuff,” just seem to overwhelm even our best efforts. So when we finally decide to clear the inside clutter in our house, our garages often end up bearing the brunt of our efforts by becoming the repository of everything imaginable that doesn’t fit inside the house. You know, everything that’s just too good to donate or throw out. And if you’re a saver, the challenge takes on an even larger dimension.

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innovative organizational solutions that transform your home’s garage. From beautiful and durable garage flooring that eliminates your dirty, dingy garage floor, to their custom cabinetry and organizational systems that create spaces for all your essentials, PremierGarage has helped homeowners reimagine their cluttered garages, creating clean and efficient spaces that were once a source of embarrassment. In this recent interview with PremierGarage of Knoxville, you will discover how to transform your own garage by trusting the leader in garage organization. We hope that you will find this interview insightful and inspirational as you reimagine you own garage space. ETMV: Please provide our readers with an overview of the products and services PremierGarage offers area homeowners. PremierGarage: Working with our customers to solve their specific home organizational issues, we help transform garages, which are often the largest and Continued on page 2A ...

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messiest area of the house, into clean, efficient spaces. Our garage floor coating is the most durable in the industry and our organizational systems are designed for the weather extremes of a garage. Our cabinets withstand the heavy loads we all demand of our garage storage and they withstand temperature extremes. ETMV: Most homeowners who are familiar with PremierGarage associate your brand with garage floor coatings. As it relates to garage flooring, why is PremierGarage floor coating better than other systems? PremierGarage: There is a lot of technology involved in garage floor coatings, and as technology changes, so has the system PremierGarage offers. We provide the toughest floor coating available. Since a garage floor takes more daily abuse than any other floor in the home, it should be beautiful yet tough enough to handle our cars, trucks and motorcycles. Our technicians start by diamond-grinding the floor to remove oil and grease stains, and any old coatings, to the ideal surface condition to achieve a permanent chemical bond between the concrete and basecoat. We also fix any minor cracks or spalding in the concrete. After applying the base coat and a full-broadcast of color chips, the industrial-grade hybrid polymer topcoat, which is manufactured exclusively for PremierGarage, is applied. Our topcoat is twice as hard as other epoxy finishes. It is designed to stand up to the extreme heat and friction of tires. The flooring has a 10year warranty and is resistant to chipping, peeling, abrasions and fading. It’s like armor for your concrete floor, and best of all, clean up requires only a hose or mop. The floor will look new for years to come. ETMV: Some homeowners have become familiar with the DIY garage floor coating systems available at the big home improvement box stores. What’s the difference between DYI and your floor coating? PremierGarage: While do-it-yourself epoxy kits are widely available and easy to work with, the down side is it’s time consuming and many things can go wrong when applying the coating. The epoxy may not set properly or have a weak bond to the concrete, and it takes a long time for the epoxy to dry and bond to the floor. The

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PremierGarage: We help homeowners reclaim wasted space in their garage. With our warranted floor coating and garage storage, homeowners can depend on PremierGarage to take care of all their needs inside of the garage. We also own Tailored Living of Knoxville, which designs and installs custom-designed storage throughout the house. One company. One phone call. And we don’t sub out any of our work. All of our install teams are employed by PremierGarage and Tailored Living of Knoxville. ETMV: Many homeowners think your garage floor coating system is used primarily to resurface old, unsightly

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Discover the 3 M’s Of Real Estate By Leza Barnard Broker/Owner, CRS, SRS, e-PRO, SRES, GRI RE/MAX EXCELS

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hile most buyers and sellers of real estate are familiar with the 3 L’s of real estate – Location, Location, Location – more sophisticated buyers and sellers are becoming increasingly more familiar with the 3 M’s of real estate – Marketing, Marketing, Marketing. Marketing in real estate extends far beyond the listing, a yard sign and print or online advertisements. A comprehensive marketing plan is an all encompassing approach designed to produce more than just generic results. It includes a thorough understanding of the current real estate marketplace as well as anticipated trends. It involves presentation, including the enhancement of your home’s exterior and interior buyer appeal. At RE/MAX EXCELS we assist you in enhancing both your home’s street and interior appeal by highlighting it’s most unique and desirable characteristics. Tidying up your home’s landscaping, finding that “just-so-right” paint color and well-planned interior staging can provide you with that competitive edge you’ll need to succeed in any real estate marketplace. It also includes professional photography to create a high level of interest from print and online ads where so many buyers begin their new home search today. Creating a comprehensive marketing plan involves more than just good intentions. It requires a high level of skill sets that can only be acquired over time through continuing education and first-hand experience. That’s why all of our full-time agents are top producers with years of experience. And that’s why for more than 48 years, NOBODY in the WORLD has sold more residential real estate than RE/MAX. Whether you’re buying or selling, I would like to personally invite you to discover the RE/MAX EXCELS difference for yourself. Experience the difference that the most productive real estate sales agents in the industry can make for you when buying or selling a home. From our initial consultation, marketing plan creation, buyer/seller negotiations, all the way through to closing, you’ll experience how we put the EXCEL experience to work for you. RE/MAX EXCELS 200 Lakeside Plaza Loudon, TN 37774 (In Tellico Village) 865-582-1799 cell 865-408-1616 office LezaBarnard@gmail.com LezaBarnard.com


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

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

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October Highlights From the Publisher

his time of year I really enjoy living with a view of the Smoky Mountain National Forest. The trees are just starting to show a change in colors and soon the whole landscape will be transformed with all the golds, reds, oranges and browns of autumn. If you have never experienced a drive along the Cherohala Skyway in the fall, then you need to make it a priority to take a trip this season. The Skyway is gorgeous in autumn and there are a number of scenic overlooks that drivers can stop and view the mountains in their entire splendor. Be sure to make a stop at Bald River Falls on your way along the drive to see one of the many waterfalls in the area. Also the pre-holiday season has begun and from now until January, activities will be focused on holiday events and preparations. From October’s Halloween parties, November’s Thanksgiving family dinners to December’s Christmas gift exchanges and New Years’ 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. 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 prepare your home for guests whether it be a new look for your kitchen or just cleaning all your rugs so they look their best. We have these home products and services plus much more highlighted in this edition. So enjoy the fall weather, the fall colors and the fall events that East Tennessee has to offer. It’s the best time of year!

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A Donation to “Our PLACE” from within the American Legion Family Article and Photograph by James Patterson

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(L/R) Steve Buelow, American Legion Post 256 Commander together with Fran McKnight, spouse of deceased Roger McKnight, present a construction donation to Cynthia Rogers “Our PLACE” Board Member.

his donation of funds was a gift by American Legion Post 256 members to honor the passing of Roger McKnight of Tellico Village. In 2003, McKnight and 65 other veterans chartered Tellico Lake Post 256 of the Amrerican Legion. Those 65 veterans came from Tellico Village, Vonore, Greenback, Kahite, Rarity Bay and other parts of the surrounding community. Roger McKnight was a WWII veteran, a volunteer firefighter/first responder and a pillar of the community. It was because of his dedication to service and community that the members of Post 256 wanted to further his memory with this donation to Our PLACE. Accepting the donation for Our PLACE was Cynthia Rogers, spouse of deceased Jim

Rogers, a member of Post 256. Our PLACE will be a licensed, non-profit, non-sectarian adult day center serving residents of Loudon and Monroe counties who have been diagnosed with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. The new building is located opposite Food Lion at the intersection of SR 444 and SR 72 in Loudon. Besides allowing home caregivers some free time each day, participants will be offered a different program of activities suited to their abilities. These activities are designed to promote socialization and stimulation and may include music, exercise, crafts, games, pet therapy, reminiscence therapy and more. To learn more about Our PLACE go to www.ourplacetn.org. For additional information about the American Legion visit the Post 256 website: www.tellicolakepost256.org.


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thens Community Theatre (ACT) announces the Fall 2021 production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast with a run of eight performances from now through October 10, 2021. Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:00 pm, while Sunday matinees take place at 2:00 pm. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Tickets are on sale now. Adult tickets are $20 and student tickets are $15 and are available over the phone with card payment, in person at The Arts Center or online at athensartscouncil.org. As AACA returns to presenting live events after a period of suspended programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our top priority is the safety and security of our audiences, performing artists, crew, and staff. We ask everyone to make choices that contribute to public safety so we can remain open and present live programs and events to support our mission. To provide as safe an environment as feasible, effective immediately and until otherwise amended, all events whether public or private will be subject to COVID-19 protocols approved by the AACA board of directors. These protocols require all audience members, performers, and crew to wear masks at The Arts Center and other safety procedures, including designating certain performances that will require proof of vaccination to attend. AACA advises the public to read its full COVID-19 protocol before purchasing tickets to a performance. The important information is available at http://www.athensartscouncil.org/covid-protocols/. The Arts Center is located at 320 North White St. in downtown Athens. Staff is available for questions during business hours, which are Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm. For more information call The Arts Center at 423-745-8781, follow The Arts Center on Facebook, or visit athensartscouncil.org.

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Plant a Seed of Kindness ….

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By Donna Navratil any of you are familiar with the parable Jesus told to those gathered around him of the mustard seed. In Matthew 13:31 he tells us that “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree …” It is hard to believe that we are more than a year into this Covid-19 pandemic. Folks are losing patience with restrictions and closures. Everyone longs for life as we once knew it. We are anxious for a business as usual world. And with no end in sight at this point, nerves are on edge and people are short tempered and angry. If ever we needed a large dose of kindness in our world it is certainly now. You know how good it feels when someone pays you a compliment. How special you feel when someone gives you an unsolicited gift. How nice it is to hear laughter all around us. What a warmth it brings to deliver a meal to someone who is ill. What a feeling of satisfaction to take in a rescue pet. The list of kind deeds, words and services are almost endless. Facemasks may be hiding our smiles but that doesn’t mean that kindness can’t prevail in other ways. In the same way the tiny little mustard seed grows into a sturdy tree, small acts of kindness can also grow into something big! Let’s all start planting those seeds of kindness in our neighborhoods. Whether it is a random act of kindness to a stranger or a special kindness to a friend, neighbor or family member, let’s all start being mindful of our words and actions. Hopefully, we will watch these small “seeds of kindness” grow from neighborhoods to towns and cities then country to country until a worldwide phenomenon has been cultivated! Wouldn’t that just be the best news ever? Shepherd of the Lake 865-816-4756 www.shepherdofthelaketn.org

Good Shepherd Center Expands Its Food Distribution Service in Monroe County

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n Friday, September 24th, the Good Shepherd Center offered free USDA food to families in Monroe County. This will be the case “the fourth Friday of each month” for the balance of the year. This event will be held at the Good Shepherd Center location on Hwy 411 S in Madisonville. The food distribution will run from 10am to 12 noon each day or until the available food runs out. The Good Shepherd expects to continue this service “the fourth Friday of each month” for the balance of the year. Anyone in Monroe County that receives any “Government Assisted Programs or is on Medicare” is eligible for the food service. Proof of assistance or Medicare will be required. Tina Smith, Executive Director of the Good Shepherd stated, “We have made a strategic decision. In the past we offered the USDA food only to our existing qualified clients, but because of need, we are expanding our hours and days of operation on this Friday to serve anyone who qualifies for this Federal food program. Our objective is to serve all in need.” Demand at the Center has increased with many new families needing assistance due to the Covid-19 crisis. Currently, the Center serves an average of 1,000 people per month and distributes approximately 30,000 pounds of food per month. “Our focus shifts between winter and summer needs, but the need for food distribution never changes,” said Margaret Cummings, president of the Board of Directors for the Center. People can make a one-time donation or a pledge over time: monthly, quarterly, or semi-annually. Any level of donation would be appreciated. Contributions are tax deductible. The Center is a 501 (c) 3 organization. The current campaign will continue through October; however, funds are accepted year long. Donations can be mailed to: The Good Shepherd Center, PO Box 353, 5150 Hwy 411 S, Madisonville, TN 37354. The Center’s phone number is 423-420-8888.

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~ To Show, or Not to Show ~

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ast month, our column discussed the possible return of The COVID during the cold and flu season. As it turns out, The COVID showed up again right on cue. Cases seem to be on the rise, and we are currently seeing exposure in our area. To Show or Not to Show is in reference to your salon appointments and rather or not to show up for them. While this might seem a little odd coming from a salon owner,

there are times when you should NOT show up for your scheduled appointments. At our salon, we do not allow our staff to come to work if they are currently experiencing any COVID-like symptoms, as we are a close contact operation. This is done out of common courtesy in an effort to protect Brian K. Whitehead our teammates and our Managing Partner guests from any possible The Village Salon exposure that may be COVID. Offering The Latest Colore Styling Techniques During these times of The COVID, we ask our guests to extend the same courtesy to their provider, as well as any other guests they may encounter during their salon visit. While a stuffy nose and a sore throat are not always going to indicate you having The COVID, during these times, it is best to error on the side of caution. Rest assured that your salon provider would rather have a cancelation on their books, than to have you come in when you may be in early stages of infection. Should you find yourself experiencing any COVID222 Village Square • Tellico Village like symptoms, or if you have had direct contact with anyone who has or is suspected to have The COVID, Salon Hours: please postpone your salon visit. This may actually be Tues. - Fri. 8am - 6pm • Saturday 8am - 5pm the only circumstance where your provider will not be Early & Late Hours by Appointment disappointed in your last minute cancelation. VISA • MASTERCARD • DISCOVER Stay safe out there, and be well.

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above the hip line, to just above the knee, perfect to pair with leggings and tall boots. Cowl necks are also very strong again and can be quite stylish when paired with the perfect accessories - a statement necklace or fun hat can quickly elevate and add interest your outfit! So, it’s out with the old and in with the new! This fall’s sweaters prove that warmth never looked so good. Stop in and let us show you our current crop of this season’s best sweaters... we have a style that’s perfect for everybody and every body! We look forward to seeing you!

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s is so often the case with today’s advances in medical technology, new technologies emerge that allow physicians to offer new treatments to their patients that were unavailable just a few short years ago. One such technology available today is truSculpting 3D, an innovative, non-surgical treatment that helps to contour your body regardless of your shape or fitness level. Available exclusively at Farragut Family Practice, Dr. Kevin Buchanan, MD and his team of caring and compassionate healthcare providers, offer patients a truSculpting 3D experience that can produce impressive results in as few as four 45-minute treatments and with no downtime, allowing patients to significantly eliminate fat in stubborn areas around their abdomen and flanks, where no amount of exercise and dieting succeeds. Perhaps the most remarkable outcome from the truSculpting 3D experience extends far beyond just your enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence. It also encourages many patients to focus on their overall well-being, including proper nutrition and exercise, which can lead to a more fulfilling life and greater longevity. Clinically proven to be safe and effective, truSculpting 3D permanently eliminates body fat in stubborn areas by up to 24% while also tightening the skin, producing quick results in most patients – usually within 12 weeks. “After thoroughly evaluating a variety of non-surgical body sculpting and contouring systems,” said Dr. Buchanan, “we chose truSculpting 3D for a variety of reasons but, in particular, because of its

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Home Organization Includes the Pantry

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all has arrived and we’ll be celebrating the holidays in a few weeks. If you have plans to entertain this holiday, you may need to whip your pantry into shape. “While newer houses often have a larger pantry space, the size of your pantry doesn’t matter as much as organization,” said Kathryn Norton, co-owner of Tailored Living of Knoxville. “A well-designed small pantry often provides better, more convenient and functional storage than a poorly designed larger 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 item can be easily reached 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, serveware, 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 counter top – 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 large-bulk items like onions or potatoes. Drawers are perfect for linens, grilling utensils, napkins, or any smaller items. Slideout 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 needs to design a space that works well for your lifestyle. Their job is to design and install a well-organized pantry that brings order to chaos.

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rom popcorn to full-fledged meals, the humble microwave has made a mark on us as a society. Now, with all the different options available for this most-common of home appliances, you can take the microwave off the counter while still keeping it in the kitchen. There are also many features you’ll see in modern-day microwaves that you won’t find in your traditional counter top microwave. Here’s what to look for when you’re considering a new microwave. Size and Power Matter The two specifications that matter most in your microwave purchase are going to be the capacity and wattage. The higher the wattage, the faster and more evenly your food will cook. Most microwaves are 1000 to 1200 watts, with some hitting 1600 watts or going a little over that. As for cubic feet, most microwaves are between 1 and 2 cubic feet. To best choose your microwave’s size, bring the largest dish that you know you’ll ever put inside

your microwave with you when you go shopping for one. Type of Microwave

The most common type of microwave is the counter top microwave. It’s often sold with a trim kit so it can be made to appear built-in. The kitchen may have a cut-out in the wall or cabinets where you can place your microwave with its trim kit. You may run into a common issue when attempting to pass a countertop microwave as a builtin; microwave sizes have changed over the years, therefore your new one may not fit correctly. Otherwise, these microwaves should fit just fine on a normal countertop. If you’re more interested in an actual built-in microwave, test the door before you decide on a microwave. Some countertop microwaves can be very convincing, but if the door opens out to the side instead of down, that means the microwave is just a regular microwave. Over the range (or OTR) microwaves are another option. These microwaves are installed above your cooktop and act as a cooktop light source and vent hood at the same time. Some OTRs are designed to have a shorter height, giving you more space to cook.

Drawer microwaves are exactly what they sound like - microwaves that open like a drawer does. This is a great option if you want to keep your microwave out of sight while also adding a level of sophistication to your kitchen. Built-In Microwaves This type of microwave is our personal favorite, and for good reason. Built-in microwaves are literally built into the cabinetry or wall of your kitchen, freeing up counter space while also placing the microwave in a convenient location. Most built-in microwaves also have convection, making it similar to a smaller, faster oven. They can also get hotter faster, so if you enjoy baking, a built-in microwave can make life a little easier. Though built-in microwaves can be more expensive, they’re a great option if you would love a second oven but don’t have the space for that plus a regular microwave. Microwave Features

Depending on the type of microwave you get, you’ll be looking at a whole host of features that you didn’t see with the microwave that heated up your TV

dinners growing up. Some of the most interesting features are convection cooking and steam cooking cycles, giving you more options for making dinner than you’ve ever had before. Other microwaves come with multistep cooking. This feature allows you to put in a sequence of commands, and the microwave will complete them in the order you entered them. Another neat feature is scan-to-cook technology, which lets you scan the barcode of the meal you’re about to put in the microwave, after which the cooking instructions will automatically input themselves into the appliance. And, if you’re tired of burning popcorn or having to stand right next to the microwave to turn it off in time, you’re in luck. Many modern microwaves come with a popcorn sensor, which listens to see how many seconds there are between popping kernels so they can turn themselves off before your popcorn gets seared. Pattersons Home Appliance Center 10640 Kingston Pike 865-694-4181 www.pattersonsappliances.com

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s the year is rushing past us and holidays are fast approaching, the Friends of the Public Library at Tellico Village continue to work hard to give you fun activities. Our Librarian is working just as hard to have interesting classes/lectures for you to partake in. The Library is a place to go to learn, read, enjoy, and see friends and neighbors – a spa day for the mind - in this time of turmoil. The annual meeting of the Friends of the Library will be held on Monday, October 25th at 1:30 pm at the Tellico Village Yacht Club. Our guest speaker is Charlie Daniel, retired editorial cartoonist for the Knoxville News Sentinel. After a short meeting, Daniel will discuss his 50 year career as a cartoonist. He will be drawing a cartoon as he speaks and this signed cartoon will be placed up for auction. Bidding will continue until November 15, when the winner will be announced. If you miss the meeting, the cartoon will be on display at the Library.

On October 16th, all of the surrounding communities are invited to our “Discover a Memoir” Book Sale from 9am to noon in the Library Courtyard, 300 Irene Lane, Loudon. In addition to some wonderful Memoirs, there will also be great selections of Biographies, Animals, Arts & Crafts, Music & Photography, Sports and Humor. Fiction books will be on a BOGO special, to Buy One and Get One for equal or lesser price FREE! Most books will be priced $1-$4 cash or check. The last booksale of the year will be on December 4th and is themed “Holiday Book” – more on this to follow in next month’s article. October 17-23 is National Friends of the Library week. Please drop by during the week and take a tour of the Library, get your free Library card (if you don’t already have one) and sign up for a Friends membership. You can also look into opportunities for volunteering. We have started the Friends membership drive for 2022. Unlike other county libraries, the Public Library at Tellico Village relies on Friends memberships, grants, gifts, donations, and fundraisers to pay the bills. The Friends built the library; they own it; they pay the bills. Membership is on a calendar year – January through December, however you can join/renew your membership at any time. By joining now, you receive an extra 3 months of membership and help support the Library immediately. Don’t forget we have classes and lectures during the

Daniel is not to be confused with Charlie Daniels, the famous “good ole boy” country singer. Where Charlie Daniels used his songs and voice to entertain, Charlie Daniel used pen and paper to combine sharp satire with sympathy for the human condition. “Daniel’s cartoons can make you laugh and even sometimes cringe,” says the University of Tennessee library’s special collection department website. “But more than anything else, they make you think. Daniel has captured difficult and sometimes complex issues through the power of symbolism, satire, irony and humor.” His collection at UT has more than 1500 works. This collection covers Knoxville life as well as both national and international politics. Please come to the annual meeting and hear this amazing man and watch him draw that special cartoon especially for us.

month of October. Here are a few: October 6, 10-11 am BIRDING ON THE EDGE October 12, 10-11 am INFORMATION ABOUT MEDICARE 2022 October 13, 10-11am BENEFITS OF PERFECT POSTURE October 20, 12:30 – 1:30 pm LEARN LIVING TRUST You can register for these classes by calling the Library at 865-458-5199 or by dropping by the Library. Go to our website www.tvlibrary.org to get more information about classes and events. A follow up on two events held in September: Even though the weather was not perfect and the rain gave the event committee a challenge, the 4B’s was fun and successful; over 320 people attended and expressed their excitement that the Friends of the Library were able to put this on again for the community. The food, the beer, the band and, of course, the three free books all made for a great afternoon, although seating was limited and we were crowded in the courtyard and the conference room. What better way to meet new folks and see your friends! Many ticket holders decided to do a drive through and got their bbq fixings and free books and went home. If you weren’t able to make it to the 4B’s this year, this is an annual fundraiser, so look for it again next September. The Tea Committee, Sandi Jorgensen, Pam Severs, Carolyn Page, Emily Hosty, Joan Yankey, Sue Cardearella, Jessica Schlott, Susan Kirk and Carol Kover, all Friends of the Library and volunteers, put on a 2nd afternoon tea event. On September 28, an afternoon tea, From Jane Austen to Downton Abbey, had 30 ladies having lots of fun visiting, playing a trivia game that ranged from the Regency Period to WWII. Hostesses donned black and white “uniforms” and a tuxedoed butler welcomed guests to the “mansion.” In May 2021, this committee put on its first tea: a Southern Hospitali-Tea. That tea celebrated the South, its culture, history and of course, authors. The emcee was none other than “Minnie Pearl” and the servers were dressed as famous Southern women. The next event from these very talented ladies will be An Evening of Classic Romance on February 12, from 7-9 pm in the Library. This evening event will include Valentine desserts and wine; trivia game/scavenger hunt and live music. Tickets will go on sale in mid to late January. Take a ride in the country and enjoy the sights and sounds of October. See you next month.

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n the September 2021 issue of East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, we learned how Tellico Hearing Solutions owner, Robert Ferraro’s, own hearing loss inspired him to pursue a career as a certified and licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist. “With the encouragement of my wife, Connie, I sought the assistance of a Hearing Instrument Specialist who was able to diagnose my hearing loss and prescribe a solution,” said Robert. “My new and advanced hearing aids helped to overcome my hearing loss and helped me to once again enjoy a normal, productive and healthy lifestyle. The solution to my hearing loss could not have been easier. Today my goal is to share my personal experience with as many others who may also be suffering from hearing loss.” Hearing loss is a growing problem in the United States amongst the Baby Boomers. And because hearing loss is usually experienced gradually, it can often go undetected for long periods of time. We may feel that others are speaking too quickly or perhaps are mumbling. We compensate by turning up the volume on the television or radio to a level that is oftentimes uncomfortable for others. Left untreated, those experiencing hearing loss may begin to feel a sense of isolation, electing to reduce their social interactions with others. And those with more severe hearing loss can actually experience speech impairment or loss of balance. In this issue of East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, we are pleased to bring you Part Three of our recent interview with Tellico Hearing Solutions owner, Robert Ferraro. Robert is uniquely qualified to help you or a loved one to overcome your hearing loss, because, remember he is not only the founder of Tellico Hearing Solutions, but he has also experienced hearing loss firsthand. ETMV: Robert, remind our readers of your own hearing loss. Robert: My hearing loss started a few years ago. I was straining to hear everything that others were saying. I began to tune-out in social settings and missed much of the conversations. It was just too tiring to try to keep up. I had to constantly ask people to speak louder or to repeat themselves. Connie was also telling me that the TV and radio were too loud. It was then that I decided to have my hearing checked. ETMV: How do today’s state-of-theart hearing aids compare to those worn by our parents and grandparents? Robert: Simply put, there is no comparison. Older style hearing aids were often just amplifiers. The term “hearing aid” does not accurately describe today’s high-tech instruments that employ adaptive technology enabling them to adapt to changing environments much like your own natural hearing. And electronic miniaturization has resulted in high-tech hear-

ing instruments becoming nearly invisible. Today’s hearing instruments are extremely sophisticated and each person’s needs are unique. At Tellico Hearing Solutions we have the required technical expertise to help you to overcome your hearing loss, but more importantly, because of my own personal hearing loss, I can relate to you on a level that others simply can’t. ETMV: Describe the hearing experience offered with your advanced hearing instruments. Robert: First of all, we offer a large selection of hearing instruments from many of the top manufacturers in the world. Each of us processes sound in a very unique way. Based on our in-depth analysis of your hearing, we select that hearing instrument that best meets your needs in the varied social settings that you are likely to experience. ETMV: How do you stay connected with your patients should they require your assistance? Robert: While some patients may wish to visit with us personally, the majority of our patients prefer to take advantage of the latest technologies that allow them to consult with us virtually, while others prefer to use available Apps to make adjustments to their hearing instruments from home or on the go. ETMV: What other features are offered with today’s hearing instruments? Robert: This is where it gets exciting. As evolving technology will continue to offer new and improved features in the future, today’s hearing instrument users can take phone calls, listen to music, mask annoying tinnitus, and more. They not only help to overcome your hearing loss, but they are almost like your own personal surround sound system. ETMV: What’s the next step for someone who thinks they might be experiencing hearing loss? Robert: Avoid inaction. Forget about what you thought you know about hearing aids. And forget about the stigma of wearing a hearing instrument. If people of all ages can walk around with ears bud protruding from their ears, why should you be concerned about an almost undetectable hearing device that helps you to once again enjoy life to it’s fullest. The sooner you act, the better the outcome. Untreated, hearing loss can negatively impact you in so many more ways than you might imagine. And remember, I’m not only a licensed and certified Hearing Instrument Specialist, but I also overcame my hearing loss. Won’t you let me help you to rediscover that full and productive lifestyle that awaits you? Why not call me today! Tellico Hearing Solutions, PLLC 865-635-1887 contact@TellicoHearingSolutions.com www.tellicohearingsolutions.com

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he 2021 boating season is nearly at an end and it’s time to start thinking about winterizing our boats in preparation for everything that ‘Old Man’ winter can throw at us. That means hours of work cleaning, winterizing your engine and water system, detailing and hauling out that spider infested winter boat cover. But there’s an alternative to this same old annual routine thanks to Touchless Boat Cover Systems from Lifetime Docks, LLC. Like other area boaters, we frequently see boats in docks, both private and some community docks that are protected by the Touchless Boat Cover System. The concept is a simple one...create a garage for your boat that protects your watercraft like your home’s garage protects your vehicles. We installed a new Touchless Boat Cover System in 2020 and our 2021 boating season could not have been more enjoyable. Well the proof as they say was in the pudding. When we opened up our boat for the beginning of the 2021 boating season, we were pleasantly surprised. And although we had considered using our old winter boat cover as added protection, we avoided the temptation. We simply pressed our Touckless key fob and our boat, which was detailed last summer, appeared, looking showroom new. No bird droppings and no spiders. We lowered our boat lift, turned on the battery, started the blower and after the required interval, started our engine. We were off for an enjoyable day on the lake. Truly the best investment we have made in years and we plan on taking great care of our new Touchless Boat Cover System that takes such great care of our family boat. Thanks to our good friends at Lifetime Docks, LLC we plan on taking advantage of their Basic Maintenance Package which includes the lubrication of the system’s 20 to 25 pulleys, checking and adjusting all components, and a thorough test/inspection of the entire cover. Lifetime also offers a variety of other helpful Maintenance Packages that they are anxious to share with you. Prepare for a season of fun in the sun on the lake in 2022 without the long hours of detailing your boat by calling Patrick Boring at Lifetime Docks, LLC. Avoid the rush by calling Patrick today. Lifetime Docks, LLC 144 Industrial Parkway Jacksboro, TN 37757 Office 865-719-0027 patrick@lifetimedockstn.com www.lifetimedockstn.com https://dockiq.com/products/shockiq-system


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t’s finally starting to feel like fall, which means we can talk about fall gardening! Here in the South, fall is a great time to do some planting. The temperatures are cooling but the soil is still warm, and the plants are going into dormancy. This means that they can put all their effort into their roots. In fact, 85% of root growth for trees and shrubs occurs in the fall and winter! This also means that some of those plants you put in this spring (that may have struggled) will get a chance to catch up. Mother Nature also tends to give us plenty of rain the next few months, so that takes a little of the work out for you. Please note that I said “tends.” Our weather has been as erratic as a wooden rollercoaster so don’t put that hose away. October can be dry. Our hose at home doesn’t go away until we start having hard freezes in the forecast, which is usually not until November. By the way, the average first frost is October 23rd, and the average first freeze is November 8th. Let’s go on to things that you need to do in your yard this month: ✻ Do your walk-around and see what is going on. Remember to look up, down, and all around. Check all those nooks and

crannies that you don’t typically notice; in the back corners and on the sides where you seldom go. ✻ Continue adding to your list of things that you want to do in your yard. Keep in mind that a garden is a living thing, and therefore is ever-changing. Plants grow, multiply, and die. Anticipate and adapt to change, because doing battle with Mother Nature is a fight you will always lose. ✻ Is your yard boring in the fall and winter? Sometimes we put so much effort into spring and summer color that we forget

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their roots down before we have a freeze. ✻ If your planters are frost tolerant, you can still plant them up. Check out Pinterest, gardening blogs, magazines, etc. to find some beautiful ideas for unusual arrangements. If you have been using the same soil for more than 3 years, it is time to dump it out and start fresh. It becomes depleted over time. ✻ Pansies are your winter garden bombshells. Their cheerful little faces will bloom from now until next May. They are available in an assortment of beautiful colors, so get them in the ground. ✻ Don’t forget the birds. Migration patterns will take many species through our yards, and a nice feeder and birdbath make for a great bed and breakfast. Please keep them scrupulously clean, as a dirty feeder is a dangerous feeder, and nobody wants to bathe in dirty water! We will continue to get beautiful plants for your yard and gifts for your home, so stop by and get something pretty. We are happy to answer any questions you might have or help you create your perfect landscape. Come in for a visit! Meadow View Greenhouses & Garden Center 9885 Highway 11E Lenoir City, TN 37772 865-986-7229 www.meadowviewgreenhouse.com

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A Proud Participant in the 2021 Parade of Homes

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By Darla Zorn – Owner/Founder – Express Blinds

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s entrepreneurs, small business owners are faced with multiple decisions on an almost daily basis. It’s part of the landscape that we must navigate on our journeys to success for us as owners, our associates, our suppliers, and most importantly, our customers. I believe one of the best decisions I have made as owner and founder of Express Blinds was my decision to join the Home Builders Association of Greater Knoxville. Since we first launched Express Blinds in 2013, we have been selected by Association builders to showcase our products in their Parade of Homes entries each and every year. And 2021 marks our 9th consecutive year of participation in the Parade. The Home Builders Association of Greater Knoxville’s Parade of Homes represents the best of the best, showcasing East Tennessee’s premiere builders, the newest in home-related products, technologies, and designs. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Knoxville Parade of Homes, which is one of the longest-running Parade of Homes in the nation. This year’s Parade will be a three-weekend long event operating from October 1 -17th and will showcase nearly 30 homes across 5 counties. Attendees will discover homes ranging in price from $266,000 to over $1.8 million. There is no charge for admittance. What I particularly enjoy about the Parade of Homes is the opportunity for all of us who participate to showcase our individual products and services to all those who attend. It’s a once a year event that allows existing and would-be homeowners alike the opportunity to experience firsthand the latest designs and newest technologies in the wide variety of home-related products and services. It’s like the Mall of America for home construction and renovation. Readers of East Tennessee’s Mountain Views have the unique opportunity to visit several of these showcase homes in their own or nearby communities including: • “Wine Down Way” in Wind River by Arcadia Custom Homes • “Calderwood” in Tellico Village by Cook Brothers Homes

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• “Portico” in the Grove at Cedar Hills by Cook Brothers Homes • “Brookside” in Stone Harbor by White Mountain Homes A complete list of showcase homes is available on the Home Builders Association of Greater Knoxville’s mobile website at TheParadeOfHomesKnoxville.com and includes the GPS directions to each home. Visiting these custom homes will provide you with a front-row seat to see all the latest designs in window fashions that offer you total control of both lighting and privacy, as well as energy saving options. From roller to woven to cellular shades and more, the designs, texture, rich hues and colors are only limited by your imagination. And then there’s the automation. If you are in the market for new window fashions, then you don’t want to miss our beautiful, designer-inspired window vignettes in one of these fine homes, at our designer showroom or online. And as a special 2021 Parade of Homes incentive, we invite you to inquire about our many Unadvertised Parade of Homes Specials designed to help you to save on those designer-inspired window fashions for your home that you’ve been dreaming of. Express Blinds, Shutters, Shades & Drapes 865-730-4880 www.ExpressBlindsKnox.com

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items so you can brighten up every room in your home - including seasonal décor! In addition to our wonderful furnishings and décor offered at affordable prices, we can also assist you with these added services: • Consign your unwanted items - We help “downsizers” find a new home for gently used, name brand items that are no longer needed. • Estate sale enthusiasts - We keep a current schedule of estate sales, so check with us often for updates. • Want to sell on eBay? - Our store can take care of everything for you from item photography, descriptions, postings, payments, and shipping. Whether you’re looking for a few items to refresh your interior or an entire home full of furnishings, Premiere Consignment is the perfect venue to find just what you need at prices far below their original cost. Take a quick inventory of your home, decide how you can best prepare for the soon-to-arrive holidays, then let Premiere Consignment do the rest! Also, visit our website for our current inventory and be sure to check back often as new items are added as they arrive! Premiere Consignment 320 Lakeside Plaza Loudon, TN 37774 865-458-9721 www.premiereconsignment.com

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GFWC Tellico Village Women’s Club 2021 Home Tour

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he GFWC Tellico Village Woman’s Club (GFWC-TV) will host its annual HOME TOUR on Sunday, November 7, 2021. Four beautiful homes in Tellico Village will open their doors for touring from 1:00 until 4:30 p.m. A reception at the Tellico Village Yacht Club hosted by the GFWC-TV is included in the ticket price. Guests may enjoy light refreshments and visit with our 2021 Home Tour Sponsors for ideas on home decor, landscaping, fashion, financial matters and much, much more. Attendees can be certain that they will have a day full of fun, ideas, and information while giving to local charities. HOME TOUR tickets are $16.00 ($20 on the day of the tour). Tickets may be purchased at: Sloan’s Hardware Store (Tellico Village) The Village Salon Tellico Village Welcome Center From any member of GFWC Tellico Village Women’s Club Tickets may also be purchased online using PayPal at: https://gfwctellico.org/home/home-tour/2021-home-tour/ All proceeds from ticket sales are donated to charity. GFWC-TV takes applications from local organizations to determine how our contributions will make the most impact in our communities with the dollars earned from this exciting event. Past recipients that have benefited from this event include The Child’s Advocacy Center (9th Judicial District of TN), Loudon County Habitat for Humanity, Smoky Mt. Service Dogs, Loudon County Schools, the Good Samaritan Center of Loudon County, Tellico Village Fire Department, Iva’s Place, and the Public Library at Tellico Village. We appreciate the support of our sponsors and would like to recognize our Platinum Level Sponsors: Kitchentune-up; Miller’s Wholesale Flooring and Citizens Insurance Solutions. Our Diamond Level Sponsors include LeClair Interiors; Aqua Clear Water Systems, Landscapes and Gardens by Pam; Serendipity Boutique; MASA Medical Transport Solutions and ECOWATER Systems. The four showcase homes on the 2021 Home Tour are located in multiple neighborhoods throughout Tellico Village. Maps and parking instructions will be provided to guide tour participants. This year, the GFWC-TV is celebrating its 25th Anniversary of volunteer service and community support. The club is open to all women in the area. Anyone interested in membership or wanting more information about the GFWC Tellico Village Women’s Club may find out more at the club’s website -- www.gfwctellico.org.


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Kiwanis Supports Family Resource Center

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hannon Wheeler, Monroe County Schools Family Resource Center Director, received a donation from the Madisonville Kiwanis Club at their weekly meeting. Vice President Rusty Poole presented the check which will help the center support local children. Services include over 250 food bags distributed weekly, emergency food boxes, Technology Assistance Program to provide free computers, school supplies, clothes, and free vision exams and glasses. A Hunger Hotline can be reached at 423-572-1207. To reach the Center, Kiwanis Vice President, Rusty Poole presents a check to Shannon Wheeler, call 423-442-7971. All funds raised by the Madison- Monroe County Schools Family Resource Center on September 14, 2021. ville Kiwanis Club are donated locally. We meet Tuesday’s at noon at Donna’s Old Town Café. For information contact Don Edmands, Jr., 423-884-3806. Kiwanis Club of Madisonville P. O. Box 333 Madisonville TN 37354

Monroe Area Council for the Arts Presents Charlie Mars October 14 @ 6PM

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Eat, Drink, and Relax to the sound of Charlie Mars while enjoying the beautiful mountain views from Tsali Notch Vineyard! Mississippi-born singer/songwriter Charlie Mars is a country- and folk-inflected pop artist blessed with a warm vocal croon and a knack for crafting poignant, earthy songs. Born in 1974 in Laurel, Mississippi, Mars grew up listening to various styles of pop/rock, from Michael Jackson to the Violent Femmes. While enjoying this unique outdoor concert enjoy wine tastings at Tsali Notch’s Tasting room or purchase a bottle to enjoy during the show. Bring your own blankets or chairs! Food vendor is on site. No coolers allowed. Tickets are available at monroearts.com or at the MACA Office 423-442-3210

Dollywood’s Harvest Festival Celebrates The Beauty Of The Smokies

uest-favorite festival features fall fun, immersive music, thousands of pumpkins Dollywood, one of America’s favorite fall family destinations, celebrates the splendor of autumn in the

majestic rolling foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains during the Harvest Festival presented by Humana (Sept. 24- Oct. 30). The annual guest-favorite event includes the family-friendly Great Pumpkin LumiNights presented by

Covenant Health, which has quickly become a cherished experience for parkgoers. A longstanding family tradition for so many, the Harvest Festival greets guests with the surrounding mountainsides draped in vibrant colors. Dollywood’s landscaping and fresh décor accent the autumn atmosphere and bring the beauty right into the park, making it ripe for families to create their picture-perfect pumpkin photo ops to share with friends! Great Pumpkin LumiNights, one of the nation’s premier family-friendly harvesttime events, provides bushels of memories for guests, thanks to thousands of glowing and carved pumpkins throughout Dollywood. For those with small children—or anyone looking for a fun, not scary experience—this event is certainly the cream of the crop. Families can bask in the glow as they wander through displays in Dollywood’s Timber Canyon, Wilderness Pass and upper Craftsman’s Valley areas. Beyond the impressive displays, guests can find a number of exciting activities to create thrilling memories together. No festival at Dollywood is complete without award-winning entertainment, and the Harvest Festival certainly delivers. With artists representing genres from Southern gospel and bluegrass to classic country and Americana, there is something to satisfy every musical taste. Performances take place on indoor and outdoor stages throughout the park, allowing the engaging sounds to echo through the surrounding hillsides and create a highly-engaging entertainment offering. Even more artists can be found roaming the park, literally taking the music to the streets! Visiting artisans and makers display their handmade wares at locations throughout Dollywood. Many even demonstrate the talented skills and techniques they use as they create their one-of-a-kind treasures. With so many opportunities for creating vibrant new family traditions, Dollywood’s Harvest Festival is a mustsee experience this season. Dollywood is open 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. each day of operation (Sept. 24- Oct. 30) during the Harvest Festival. The park is closed on Tuesdays throughout the festival. For more information and a park operating calendar, visit Dollywood.com or download the Dollywood app.

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Delivering Pure Healthy Water For Two Generations

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usband and wife team and Aqua Clear Water Systems owners, David and Krista Brewster, launched Aqua Clear back in 2005 with the goal of providing other East Tennessee families and businesses with all of the healthy benefits available from using and consuming only the highest quality water available. “Back then, we had 3 youngsters, and today, 16 years later, all 3, Robert 20, Lydia 23 and Jonathan (JB) 25 work alongside David and myself,” said Krista. “Lydia serves as our Purchasing Coordinator, and JB and Robert serve as our Project Supervisors.” Like their parents, they collectively share David and Krista’s commitment to provide all of their clients with both the best quality water available and a level of customer service designed to

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ting up trash in the first office and helping organize equipment in the warehouse.” “It was encouraging for us to see that our kids loved working hard and that they shared our passion for providing other families with a source for safe and healthy water, and that certainly hasn’t changed,” added David. Today, when asked what they enjoyed the most about working for and with family, they had some sweet answers. JB said his favorite part is “talking and learning with [his] dad about the various aspects of the business and how it makes a difference in clients’ lives as well as working on the same team with Lydia and Robert.” Lydia spoke about how she loves being able to talk about life and work around the dinner table and how she has the opportunity every day to brainstorm with her

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family. And, Robert talked about shared vision saying, “I’ve heard for 16 years about changing clients’ lives, and now, I personally get to build relationships with my clients and hear them for myself. It’s incredibly powerful getting to do that alongside my parents and siblings. We’re also very competitive. So, it’s a fun work environment where we’re always challenging each other with new and better ideas!” Looking forward to the future, each Brewster had something similar to say about where they see Aqua Clear 10 years from now. It was a shared common theme – educate each client on the potentially harmful toxins that are in their water, listen carefully to the needs of each client and then recommend the most affordable water treatment solution in order to provide the purest water possible. Lydia said it quite well that she “never wants to stop positively impacting people and their lifestyles.” “On behalf of the entire Aqua Clear family, we would like to thank all of our wonderful clients for their 16 years of encouragement and support for which our success would not have been possible,” said Krista. “Our future success and our ability to provide and meet the ever growing ultra-pure water needs of our clients is assured thanks to these 3 amazing young professionals and the entire Aqua Clear Water Systems team of professionals.” From our family to yours, discover all of the healthy benefits of the pure water delivered from the best water treatment system in the industry. And as an added incentive, mention this ad and article when you call to receive $200.00 off your water treatment system order. Conditions apply. You might even get to meet Lydia, Robert, or JB! Aqua Clear Water Systems 1767 Kevin Lane Lenoir City, TN 37772 865-213-1139 www.aquaclearws.com

Bewitching Beasts at the UT Gardens, Knoxville

Event for Children and Families, Friendly for Those with Food Allergies

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ake plans to attend a fun, family-friendly event at the University of Tennessee Gardens in Knoxville this October. Bewitching Beasts is a food allergy–friendly children’s program for families to learn about different creatures and plants. It is currently scheduled for Saturday, October 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The theme for the 2021 event is Bewitching Beasts: Scary to Lose. Participants will learn about different plants and animals that might be lost forever due to changing climates, habitat destruction and more. Participants will have fun learning about these unique plants and animals and their contributions to our world. Families may dress in costume to be entered to win a prize. Photo spots will be placed throughout the Gardens. Pre-registration is required and admission costs $8 for UT Gardens members and $10 for non-members. Register online at tiny.utk.edu/ utgbb by Friday, October 22. This program is sponsored by Allergy and Asthma Affiliates, Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Center, and the University of Tennessee Federal Credit Union. No food is allowed at this event. For directions, more information and a full calendar of fall events at the UT Gardens, visit utgardens.tennessee.edu. The UT Gardens inspire countless families, children, youth, green industry professionals and students to enrich their lives with beauty, better health and a closer connection to nature every day of the year. The mission of the UT Gardens is to educate and cultivate an appreciation of plants through horticultural displays, educational programs and research. The UT Gardens features more than 1,000 woody plants under long-term observation and 2,000 varieties of herbaceous plants evaluated annually. The Gardens function as an outdoor laboratory, teaching and research facility, and public gardens, sharing their beauty with more than 50,000 visitors yearly. Established in 1983 by the UT Institute of Agriculture Department of Plant Sciences, the Gardens are recognized as an official All American Selections (AAS) test site for evaluating new plants for the ornamental market, an American Conifer Association, an American Hosta Society reference garden and a Tennessee certified arboretum. They are a valuable resource for home gardeners and landscape professionals. You can find the UT Gardens, Knoxville, just off Neyland Drive behind the UT Veterinary Medical Center on the Institute of Agriculture campus. From I-40 take Exit 386B onto Highway 129 (Alcoa Highway south toward the airport). From Highway 129 take the exit for Highway 158 (Neyland Drive). Turn left onto Neyland Drive at end of exit ramp. Turn left onto Joe Johnson Drive and right at the next light onto Chapman Drive. Free visitor parking is available directly across from the entrance to the UT Gardens.


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Holiday Gift Giving Made Easy

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By Peggy Cones, Owner of Cones Cupboard Antiques

he holiday season is fast approaching and so is your anticipation of entertaining family, friends and out of town guests, planning festive meals, and don’t forget – exchanging gifts. The truth be told, most of us would likely rank holiday shopping for those ‘just-so-perfect’ gifts as the most challenging of all of our holiday tasks. Selecting the perfect gift requires a great deal of forethought, imagination and some degree of luck. How old is the person? What are their interests and hobbies? And of course, how do I select a gift that will be treasured each and every time my gift if viewed or used. If holiday gift giving has you stumped this season, I would like to personally invite you to visit Cones Cupboard Antiques located in the West End Antique Mall in Knoxville, where you’ll discover a treasure trove of antiques and vintage furniture, glassware, sterling silver, collectibles and gifts all personally selected by me on my buying trips throughout the United States. Why Cones Cupboard Antiques you might ask? Well, unlike the traditional “big box” department stores which offer off-shore, mass-produced, generic gift choices, we feature many unique, one of a kind gift items that simply aren’t available anywhere else. Truly unique, these gifts will remind family members and friends alike just how much they mean to you and the careful thought that you put into selecting their gift. Do you have someone on your holiday shopping list that might enjoy a beautifully handcrafted, antique, English chest of drawers (circa 1880) that would be perfect addition to a bedroom, den, office or craft room? Or how about an antique Grandfather’s Clock to create that stunning focal point in almost any room in your home? And what’s even more exciting about selecting unique gifts such as these, is that these same gifts might also be destined to become heirlooms within you own family to be treasured by generations to come. So if gift giving has you stumped this holiday season, see what awaits you at Cones Cupboard Antiques, where we can help you to transform this year’s ordinary holiday experience into the extraordinary. Also, like us on Facebook! Cones Cupboard Antiques

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

colors, and hardware. You can also select from a variety of specialty cabinets such as spice racks, waste receptacles, just to name a few, that will allow you to create that dream kitchen you’ve always dreamed of. So why put off that new custom kitchen and bath that you thought you couldn’t afford? Let the professionals at Country Carpet & Flooring show you how to transform your ordinary kitchen and bath into an extraordinary kitchen and bath. And while you’re there, why not complete your new project with new flooring as well? An extensive selection of name brand tile, hardwood, carpeting and vinyl plank flooring awaits you at Country Carpet & Flooring. A stunning new kitchen and bath couldn’t be easier. Country Carpet & Flooring/Cabinets 3107 Highway 411 (Across from Sequoyah High School) Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-8860 countrycarpet@bellsouth.net www.country-carpet-and-flooring.com

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