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Volume 19, No. 11, Section A

November 2019

Start Your Cruise Vacation with Some Home Port Adventure Make Florida’s Space Coast Your Home Port


Article courtesy of BPT

t’s said life is a journey, not a destination. That should especially be true when you and your family are planning your next cruise vacation. Often overlooked as a key part of that journey is the original port you’ll be

sailing from – the real beginning of your adventure. When planning a family cruise, remember that the home port area can be a fun getaway unto itself. Consider starting your vacation a little earlier and arriving at the port a day or two before your cruise so you can explore everything the vicinity has to offer. Since you’ll already be near your ship’s departure site, you’ll also feel less rushed and ready for recreation.

Favorite port of call

Port Canaveral on Florida’s Space Coast has been voted “Best North American Home Port” by Cruise Critic, and for good reason. Many of the top cruise lines call Port Canaveral home, and four million

passengers a year sail out to sea from that sunny location. The surrounding area offers tons of activities for all ages, making Port Canaveral the perfect one-stop spot for kicking off your cruise vacation. From its laid-back, beachy atmosphere to the thrills of its indoor and outdoor recreational offerings and its proximity to U.S. space program facilities, Port Canaveral truly has something for every member of the family. Here are just a few of the elements that make it everyone’s favorite port of call.

Sun, sand, and surf

With more than 72 miles of coastline, Florida’s Space Coast has beaches galore. Let the kids build sandcastles and

hunt for seashells while you soak up the sun at any of the dozen-plus beaches near Port Canaveral. You can find secluded beaches at Canaveral National Seashore or enjoy a recreational beach such as Sebastian Inlet State Park, which is popular for fishing, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and more. Feeling adventurous? Get your gear at Ron Jon Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach and take a surf lesson or try your hand at standup paddleboarding or kayaking. You also can rent a boat and take advantage of the excellent saltwater and freshwater fishing the area is known for. continued on page 2A ...

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The final frontier

For the space geeks and sci-fi aficionados in the family, a visit to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is a must. Learn all about space exploration from the myriad exhibits, then take the “Behind the Gates” bus tour to see the launch sites. You can even eyeball the historic Space Shuttle Atlantis and dine with an actual astronaut. There are opportunities to attend a rocket launch at the space center for an additional cost, or you can check out the latest rocket launch schedule and catch a liftoff from a greater distance at a nearby beach or park.

Fun for the grownups

Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about the adults. Port Canaveral and Florida’s Space Coast boast excellent shopping, relaxing spas, spirited nightlife, top-notch golfing, and some of the best seafood dining anywhere. So when you’re thinking about cruising with the family, factor in the where and when of your home port embarkation. You can make the most out of your trip to Port Canaveral by visiting

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Discover the Knox Cabinet Co. A Christmas Carol at The Arts Difference for Your Entire Home Center in Athens



By Megan Thomas, Co-Owner of Knox Cabinet Co.

irst launched in October 2018 in Hardin Valley, the Knox Cabinet Co. brand has experienced an overwhelming response from both homeowners and builders. In fact, we just announced the opening our second location in Maryville to meet this growing demand. Our wide selection of quality, all-wood cabinetry, dynamic kitchen designs, highly competitive pricing, and outstanding customer service has quickly become the cornerstone of our success for which we would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for both your overwhelming support and your encouragement. We are also excited to announce that we have recently expanded the services offered by Knox Cabinet Co. beyond just the home cabinetry marketplace. We now offer a complete turnkey experience for most of your home remodeling and updating projects in response to the many requests from our customers who are asking not only for a turnkey cabinetry experience, but for assistance with their many other home remodeling and renovation projects as well. Whether you’re in the market for new or replacement cabinetry for your home, or any other home remodeling or updating projects, I invite you to experience the Knox Cabinet Co. difference for yourself. If your next project is on hold because you can’t find experienced contractors that you can trust, give us a call today at 865-674-5669.

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thens Community Theatre (ACT) announces the November production, A Christmas Carol, adapted from the Charles Dickens novel by Autumn Lowry Carusillo and J. Brad McKenzie. The opening night performance on November 15 is dinner theatre, and other performances are November 16 & 17 and November 23 & 24. British novelist and story-teller extraordinaire Charles Dickens (played by Alex Dufty) invites us to join the journey of Ebenezer Scrooge one Christmas Eve night. Scrooge (played by Gary Bowman) is known around town to be hardened, mean-spirited man with distinct disdain for charitable hearts, the afflicted, the infirm, the poor, and the Christmas season. He spends most of his time working in his counting house and declines any invitations extended to him to partake in any human connection. However, Scrooge’s bleak outlook and hardened heart are challenged when he is visited on the eve of Christmas by the ghost of his former partner, as well as the ghosts of Christmas Past (Cynthia Webb McCowan), Present (Dann Black), and Christmas Yet to Come (Dave Siklosi). While journeying through the seasons of his life with each ghost, Scrooge learns about the true meaning of Christmas and the power of the human relationship. The cast includes veteran ACT performers and newcomers, including Annette Dufty, Bailey Dufty, Barbara Morgan, Brad Jewell, Brittany Grant, Brittany Wolfe, Cameron Cleveland, Casey Jones, Cooper Jones, Emerson McKenzie, Emma Stratton, Emma Trew, Grace QueenHuston, Hunter Bales, Isaac Griffin, Jacob Brown, Jason Carusillo, Jay Dimsdale, Jessie Butler, Kaliyah Williams, Lauren Trew, Madison Watts, Mia Matias, Rick Parker, Ruby Morgan, Scott Trew, Sophia Chamberlain, Sumer Jaibat, Taylor Johnson, Tyler Jacobs, and Yura Shkola. A Christmas Carol is directed by ACT veteran, Autumn Lowry Carusillo, with J. Brad McKenzie assisting. Larae Graves is stage manager. Tickets for most performances are $15 for adults and $10 for students. All tickets for opening night dinner theatre are $30, which includes a dinner catered by Michael’s. Seats can be reserved for dinner theatre by purchasing a table for eight ($240) or a table for six ($180). All other seats are general admission at tables. Patrons attending the November 23 performance may bring in a donation of canned goods for Coordinated Charities and receive $2 off an adult ticket. Tickets are available online at, over the phone at 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

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November 11: Rarity Bay CC from 5:30 to 8:30 pm (Veterans Day, reservations required) November 22: Little Italy from 5:45 to 8:45 pm

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November, 2019

Vol. 19 No. 11

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

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

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November Highlights


From the Publisher

y favorite time of the year is fall and especially now that we are going into the height of the holiday season. From November until the beginning of January, a great deal of activity takes place. There are holiday get-togethers with friends, family, and business associates, city events that enhance the holiday season and add to the enjoyment, city and residential decorations viewed over the Greater Knoxville area, and retailers with holiday displays of unique gifts that are sure to please someone special on you list. What a wonderful time of the year! In this edition of East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, we have begun to celebrate the holiday season by highlighting businesses and entrepreneurs that offer a variety of products and services that can be considered as gift choices for you or someone special. Take time to view all that is offered and consider visiting our highlighted businesses. Many of you have family and friends that are in service to our country or who gave their lives in service. This month, on Veterans Day and on Thanksgiving Day, remember their service and give thanks for that service which safeguards our country, our hometowns, and our freedoms. As we approach Thanksgiving, I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of you, our readers and advertisers, who have supported us and our publication. We consider ourselves truly blessed to have this venue to highlight the small business community. And we encourage you, our readers, to in turn support these entrepreneurs who are so vital to a vibrant, growing economy. On behalf of everyone at East Tennessee’s Mountain Views, I would like to wish you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving and an enjoyable holiday season!

Tom & Judy Judy Irmen, Publisher / Editor Tom Irmen, Director of Sales and Marketing

Challenge Golf Association Having Positive Impact


By Rob Preston

new ministry is attempting to spread the gospel to golfers, especially to golfers facing crisis situations in their lives. Ron Potter, a Cleveland resident and founder of the Challenge Golf Association, recently met with me and joined the Athens Chamber of Commerce. Potter said the association is a proven service provider and uses the game of golf as a catalyst for relational evangelism. Challenge Golf works with like-minded churches across the nation to sponsor free golf tournaments for avid pursuers of the sport. Church members serve as caddies in trying to introduce participants to the words of the Scripture. Potter said several members of PGA’s Champion Tour (seniors) have embraced this ministry, including Tom Lehman, Bernard Langer, and Loren Roberts. “I strongly support Challenge Golf,” said Lehman in the association’s brochure. “Like God’s grace, I think the CGA ministry is going to be a life-changing experience for many.” Potter said the ministry is attempting to share the

gospel with one million golfers. “The core values are to be Christ-following, passionate, dedicated, and servant-minded,”

said Potter. He said the growth potential is virtually unlimited, with more than 200,000 evangelical ministry partners. The association’s brochure emphasizes the organization’s values, including the power of the gospel to change lives and the ministry’s partners. According to statistics, Potter stated that in a typical golf tournament of 100 players, 45 may be alienated from their children, 37 suffer from alcohol or substance abuse, 35 may be addicted to pornography, 27 could be devastated by a failed marriage, 23 may be considering bankruptcy, and two could be contemplating suicide. “God shows up in big way when we hold these tournaments,” said Potter. For more information about Challenge Golf, contact Potter online by visiting

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Keep Knoxville Beautiful to Host America Recycles Day Collection at Ijams Nature Center


eep Knoxville Beautiful will be hosting a recycling collection party on November 16 in celebration of America Recycles Day! The event will take place at Ijams Nature Center, located at 2915 Island Home Avenue, from 11 am to 2 pm. Keep Knoxville Beautiful will be collecting glass bottles and jars, plastic film and bags, and gently-used clothing for donation. At noon, Keep Knoxville Beautiful will be organizing a clothing swap where recyclers can swap their old for new-to-them clothing. All remaining clothes after the swap will be donated to AMVETS Thrift Stores and South Knoxville Elementary. Captain Muchacho’s food truck will be ready to serve lunch throughout the event, and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company will be delivering up some beer – and the first beer is free to recyclers! Keep Knoxville Beautiful staff will be on site to answer all your questions on litter prevention, recycling, and beautification in Knox County. America Recycles Day is a nationally-recognized day set on promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S. This day is an initiative of Keep America Beautiful initiative and celebrated nationally on November 15 each year. Keep Knoxville Beautiful’s America Recycles Day is made possible by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Cherokee Distributing Company, Ijams Nature Center, WestRock, UT Recycling, and AMVETS Thrift Store. For more information, visit upcoming.

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Founded in 1978 to help “clean up” prior to the 1982 World’s Fair, Keep Knoxville Beautiful is a local non-profit with a mission to promote a cleaner, greener, and more beautiful community. To learn more about Keep Knoxville Beautiful, visit


Bring your glass recyclables, plastic bags, and donationworthy clothing to ijams nature center to recycle! Ijams Nature Center 2915 Island Home Ave


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Why Veterans Make Good Entrepreneurs

A (L to R) Derren Burrell of Veteran Ventures Capital receives an American Legion Certificate of Appreciation from Robert Haldi, Post 256 Commander. Photo by James Patterson.

By James Patterson

merican Legion Post 256 recently received a briefing from Derren Burrell, founder and president of Veteran Ventures Capital (VVC) located in Knoxville. Prior to his retirement from the Air Force, Mr. Burrell was the Resource Director of the White House Communication Agency. About his business, he said it was much like what you see on the TV program Shark Tank. VVC does a similar approach to helping invest in veterans.

“Our goal is to help ‘vetrepreneurs’ turn their ideas and visions into successful companies,” said Mr. Burrell. “Military veterans have the work ethic, integrity, and passion to take any business to the next level.” Specifically, Veteran Ventures Capital looks for veteran-owned small and medium business to ensure the veteran leader has the tools – money, skills, and resources – to take their business to the next level. To learn more about VVC, visit www.veteranventures. us. To learn more about the American Legion Post 256, visit

CHEO Presents a Special Showing of the Docu-Series

“Remedy: Ancient Medicines for Modern Illness” Energy – Getting Better Sleep and Preventing Fatigue November 20 at 6:15 at the Lenoir City Welcome Center


ack of sleep ages the body faster and can lead to dementia, heart disease, and so many other health challenges. It is during sleep that our bodies can heal. Two main problems that are quit common for a number of people are not being able to fall asleep and not being able to stay asleep. The herbal experts will discuss which herbs can help. They will also cover herbs that can help us deal with all the EMFs we are exposed to on

a daily basis, white noise, adrenal fatigue, high or low blood pressure, stress, and more. Please arrive at 6:15 so we can begin promptly. A short discussion will follow, time permitting. CHEO programs are open to the public and free for members, with a $10 suggested minimum donation for all guests. CHEO is a non-profit organization supporting wholistic and integrative wellness. CHEO provides the

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

Tremont Institute Invites Public to Volunteer Work Day on November 23


reat Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont invites the public to Volunteer Work Day on Saturday, November 23. Community members of all ages and ability levels are welcome to attend and enjoy a day in the Smokies. Volunteer Work Day is a long-standing tradition at Tremont Institute. Volunteers arrive at 9 am and spend the day helping Tremont with a variety of projects on campus. Projects include clearing ditches, spreading gravel, stacking firewood, washing windows, trail maintenance, raking leaves, and more. Outdoor and indoor projects will be available. As a thank you for the hard work, volunteers will be treated to a homemade lunch served in

Tremont’s dining hall. The event will take place on Tremont’s campus in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, located at 9275 Tremont Road in Townsend. Participation in Volunteer Work Day is free, but registration is required. Register online at The deadline to register is November 6. Tremont Institute loves their volunteers and would not be able to accomplish their goals without dedicated help and support from our local community. Thank you for supporting Tremont’s mission of connecting people to nature inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The Magic of the Holidays Comes Alive at “Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry”


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and create memories sure to last a lifetime. Debuting on November 1, Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry combines every special element of the holiday season that makes it the most wonderful time of the year. Visitors to Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry experience holiday music from talented singers, dazzling dancing, seemingly magical special effects on lavish sets, comedy, and so much more through the talents of an incredible cast and band. The child in everyone will be caught up in wonder when life-size toys and sugarplum fairies come to life and angels and aerialists soar high in the sky. Santa Claus brings his elves and enchanted reindeer together to create a world for the young and young at heart. Laughter and fun result from the holiday antics of Slim Chance, and the Christmas comedy includes reindeer games and juggling that “lights up” the stage and everyone’s heart. This multi-million dollar production features singers and dancers sharing music from traditional Christmas hymns to holiday favorites set in a

winter wonderland complete with falling snow throughout the theater! A celebration of the true meaning of the season – the birth of Christ – is told through inspiring music and a live nativity. “The holidays are everyone’s favorite time of the year, and we combine the traditions and special experiences that are only found at Christmastime with the excitement of high-energy singing and dancing, lighting and special visual effects, lavish costumes, and a talented cast of musicians,” said Michael Headla, Smoky Mountain Opry General Manager. “We can’t wait for our visitors to the Opry to experience this special show and create memories they will cherish as favorite memories for years to come.” With the variety of yuletide stories and songs, it is no surprise why Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry will create an experience that will keep the holidays alive in every heart all year long. Show times and reservations are available by calling 865-428-7469 or visiting

CHEO Invites You to the Holiday Wellness Fair with Your CHEO Practitioners and Providers


December 5 at 6:30 at Rarity Bay

ur Wellness Fair provides you with the chance to meet and learn from over a dozen wellness practitioners and providers in our community, and it is FREE for all attendees, members, and guests. Enjoy the festive atmosphere and light refreshments as you browse the tables at leisure, experiencing what the practitioners have to offer including free samples and some mini sessions and walk away with helpful information and great deals. Some booths will have holiday gifts, stocking stuffers, and gift certificates available for purchase. Our biggest door prize giveaways of the year will be provided by all of the vendors. Your odds of winning are excellent. Treat Yourself CHEO programs are open to the public. CHEO is a To Our Soft Touch. non-profit organization supporting wholistic and integrative wellness. CHEO provides the community with many Experience The Dental Care That opportunities to discover pathways to well-being. For more Makes Our Office Special. It’s Sensitive information, call Diane Minch at 423-884-6031 or visit and Considerate. • Convenient Appointments & Comprehensive Care Directions to Rarity Bay: From I-75, exit #72, which is Hwy • Advanced Techniques in Cosmetic 72, towards and through Loudon for exactly 13 miles. Turn left Dentistry, Including Bonding & Veneers into Rarity Bay. From Hwy 411, go west on Hwy 72 for 2.5 miles. • Life-Like Crowns, Bridges & Dentures Make a right turn at the Rarity Bay entrance. The Community • Tooth Whitening • Zoom Bleaching • Dental Implant Restoration Activity Center is the second building on the right.

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an answer, simply ask to be placed on your stylist’s waiting list, or ask your stylist to give you a call to discuss your situation. By being on your stylist’s waiting list, you place yourself in the position to get a cancellation that Brian K. Whitehead might suit your needs. Managing Partner Even the busiest of stylists The Village Salon will occasionally have cancellations, and most are eager to fill in a blank The Village Salon 222 Village Square space on their book. in Tellico Village By asking your stylist to 865-458-9332 give you a call concerning your appointment, you place yourself in the position of being given options that the front desk could not possibly provide for you. In speaking with your provider directly, you can discuss the possibility of an early or late appointment, or your provider may even recommend a teammate to take care of your services as a “fill in” during this very busy time of year. So here is wishing you the best of luck in scheduling your holiday appointments, and remember you do not have to take “no” for an answer.

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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, have 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 was very special to see that response to all of our hard work! I loved seeing the curiosity that the young, and young at heart, showed last year, and we are excited to be partnering the Maryville Model Railroad Club again this year!” The members of the Maryville Model Railroad Club have volunteered hundreds of hours to create and operate these model trains for the enjoyment of all who see come and visit. Sharing their creativity and passion,

Smoky Junction Model Train Exhibit Hours of Operation: Friday-Saturday 10 am – 5 pm Sunday 12 – 5 pm November 8th – January 5th

Museum Hours of Operation through January 5th, 2020: Monday-Saturday 10 am – 5 pm Sunday 12 – 5 pm

the members of the MMRC have an eye for detail and can spend more than 90 hours on just one piece. The intricate detail that is required to get everything running smoothly is intense and time consuming, with some of

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

Mr. & Mrs. Herb Handly

the buildings having more than 1,600 pieces, but the members would not have it any other way. Several new additions for the 2019-2020 season have taken months to create, including the Little River Sawmill, which will be completed right before the exhibit opens to the public on Friday, November 8th. “Bringing the unique history of this region to a new audience is really what we had in mind when we started the planning of this new exhibit,” said Hull. “The importance of the railroad in this area is so vital to the telling of the history of Townsend and the creation of the National Park. We hope to inspire a new generation of creators, artists, historians, and train enthusiasts.” New 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. “As a teaching museum, letting kids be kids and being hands-on is very important, and by offering the Train Discovery Zone, we hope that we can foster the love of trains and give families a place to play together and spend quality time with each other, especially during the holidays!” said Hull. The Smoky Junction Model Train Exhibit and the kids’ Train Discovery Zone will be chugging along on Fridays, Saturday, and Sundays from November 8 through January 5. 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 Mr. and Mrs. Herb Handly. 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. Located on the “Quiet side of the Smokies” in Townsend, Blount County, the Heritage Center offers gallery exhibits, educational programs, demonstrations, and festivals 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 865-448-0044 or visit

A Collective Thank You to Volunteers, Donors, and the Community

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n Friday, September 26, Loudon County Habitat for Humanity volunteers, staff, and partner families picked up large donations and unloaded cars in preparation for the Annual Garage Sale and Boutique at the Community Church at Tellico Village while Community Church Crafters and volunteers sorted and priced the merchandise. Both groups partner each year for the sale, which features donated items ranging from furniture and home goods to lawn equipment, appliances, and clothing. At 8 am on Saturday, the doors opened to the awaiting crowd of shoppers. Kathy Blevins and Charlene Barton were co-chairs of the event again this year. “This is truly a community event,” said Blevins, just before the doors opened. “We are able to bring the whole community together, as well as serve Habitat, the Community Church Crafters, and local charities. And we couldn’t make it happen without all of our volunteers.” “This is a tremendous opportunity for the mission of Habitat by both financial support and community awareness of our services” said Tony Gibbons, Loudon County Habitat for Humanity Executive Director. Gibbons said Sammie Shanks, Habitat volunteer coordinator, along with Crafters Blevins and Barton, helped organize the event. “We have a long history with the Community Church at Tellico Village and the Tellico Village community,” said Gibbons. “We want to thank the Community Church, the Crafters, the volunteers, the donors, and all the shoppers. All of you are helping address the need for affordable housing right here in Loudon County.” “The sale would not be possible without the Herculean efforts of many, many dedicated volunteers that over the course of three days set up, sell merchandise and, like magic after the Saturday morning sale, quickly disassemble everything and put the church back in order for Sunday morning services,” said Shanks. Her final comments noted that because of the efforts of many, we had record sales, which translates to more families in our community who will receive assistance. Mark your calendar for next year’s event on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Loudon County Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a worldwide Christian housing organization. All funds to build in Loudon County are raised locally to provide safe, affordable houses for low-income families who are willing to partner with Habitat. These partner families help build their houses and then buy them from Habitat through an affordable mortgage. Funds from these mortgages go into a Fund for Humanity, which allows Habitat to build other houses.

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102 Eufaula Trace $569,000 – MLS #1080592

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“A Fortress and a Legacy: The Gift of a WWII Bombardier’s True Story to the Daughter He Never Knew”


A Brown Bag Lecture and Book Signing with J. Ross Greene

or years, I longed to know my father’s story and be close to him in some way. A Fortress and a Legacy has given my family a vibrant picture of my father – my hero – for generations to come.” – Rosalind Perrin Davis, daughter of Ross W. Perrin, Jr. In a Brown Bag Lecture on Thursday, November 7, J. Ross Greene will discuss his new book, A Fortress and a Legacy: The Gift of a WWII Bombardier’s True Story to the Daughter He Never Knew. At the heart and soul of the story is a collection of more than 1,000 letters exchanged between Knoxville native and B-17 bombardier Lt. Ross W. “Bud” Perrin and his bride, Thelma, who was both Miss Knoxville and a 1940 Miss America contestant. The author recalls childhood memories of his uncle and namesake. Six-plus years of extensive research, including retracing his uncle’s footsteps through Europe and interviewing more than 200 WWII veterans, has resulted in a captivating book and oral presentation that have stirred the imagination and emotions of thousands of people across the U.S. and Europe. Greene runs a financial consulting firm in Atlanta, Georgia, and is the nephew of “Bud” Perrin. A book signing will follow the lecture. The lecture is presented by the East Tennessee Historical

Society. The lecture and book signing are free and open to the public and will begin at noon on Thursday, November 7, at the East Tennessee History Center, located at 601 S. Gay Street in Knoxville. Guests are invited to bring

a “brown bag” lunch and enjoy the lecture. Soft drinks are available. For more information on the lecture, exhibitions, or museum hours, call 865-215-8824 or visit

efforts. Sixty-seven of these cats have already been neutered, ear tipped, and vaccinated thanks to grants received by the PPAW Spay Neuter Clinic in Greenback. A few have been adopted out as farm/working cats, and a few social ones have been taken to the shelter and have been adopted.  A few local community residents have stepped up to make sure that these cats are fed EVERY day! But we need money to buy the food!  It would be inhumane to abandon them. The number of cats in the area is unknown. Local residents, horse boarders at the school, and one of the security guards have stepped up and volunteered to make sure that these cats are fed EVERY day!  We are asking for donations for food. It costs about $50 per week to feed all of the cats once per day. A Go Fund Me campaign has been established to help provide food at hiwassee-collegethe-cats-they-left-behind. There are many unknowns regarding the sale of the property, and we need to be prepared for changes. The

need for money and volunteers to take care of these cats is not going away. If you would rather donate food than cash, ORNL Federal Credit Union in Madisonville has volunteered to accept cat food donations for the Hiwassee College Cats. We are currently feeding 9-Lives Dry food and Friskies canned food (needed in the winter months coming up) and would like to try to feed them the same thing every day. Thank you in advance for your donations! If you think you might be able to help with donations for food, please donate at If you would like to volunteer as a caregiver (feeding – under 30 minutes) or in planning and implementation, please contact Judy via mail at 

Donations and Volunteers Needed to Take Care of Cats


ot only students and faculty were affected by the sudden closing of Hiwassee College. You may not be aware of the feral/community cat colony that has been supported by students, horse boarders, and some staff and faculty at the college. Feral cat colonies consist of homeless felines who are not adoptable as pets due to their unsocialized history. The goal is to feed, trap, spay and neuter, and return these cats to their colony so they are not reproducing and creating a larger colony. If cared for, they will live healthy, productive lives, and the colonies will eventually die off as the cats age. They are very effective, non-poisonous rodent control for the entire campus… especially now that most of the buildings are closed or abandoned. One student and helpers had been handling the TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release) until they left when the semester ended. They have since moved on to other schools. We DO have someone in place continuing those

Holiday Fashions

November, 2019, East Tennessee’s Mountain Views • 13A

Fashion Sense


The Lily Pad


hen you enter The Lily Pad, you’ll know the holiday season is here again! From the festive décor to racks upon racks of feminine fashions, holiday 2019 has arrived! Now that the days are frosty and the holidays are just around the corner, your party invitations begin to arrive and the first thing that enters you mind is “what will I wear?” This year your possibilities are endless. It’s a top-driven season again… choose this piece first, then decide which of the many bottoms are most appropriate for that style. Leggings and straight leg pants are best worn with longer tunic style tops or a short dress that can add an edgy look… making sure, of course, that the derriere is not exposed. If you still aren’t quite sure, there’s simply a straight leg style that lends itself beautifully to most any style blouse or jacket. Slacks run the gamut this year. From pencil to flare, it’s entirely your choice! Top them off with velvet or a little bit of shimmering metallic… gold, silver, bronze, or champagne for a very updated and perfect holiday look. Red is one of this season’s strongest color, and there’s a perfect shade for every skin tone. Any piece of an outfit in red

Brenda Bryan Owner, The Lily Pad is perfect for the holidays. A taffeta blouse or a red cardigan sweater over jeans and you’re on target… or perhaps red jeans and a gorgeous, festive sweater for in-home entertaining, which is so popular now. Remember to mark your calendar for Sweetwater’s Small Town Christmas on November 30th. Join us for an evening of fun, food, and entertainment for the entire family. All of the shops and restaurants will be open until 8 pm… so kick off your holiday season with us!

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Mabry-Hazen House Opens After-Hours for Night at the Museum


abry-Hazen House is hosting its quarterly Night at the Museum on Wednesday, November 13, from 6 to 9 pm. During the work week, museums (including Mabry-Hazen House) mostly keep bankers’ hours, and weekends are often packed with other activities, making it difficult for people who hold day jobs but would like to visit. Night at the Museum is a chance to visit Mabry-Hazen House after-hours on a weekday and drink up a little history. Explore the 1858 historic house in an entirely different light as twilight falls upon Mabry’s Hill, watch the sun set behind Sharp’s Ridge and North Knoxville flicker alight, all while enjoying drinks provided by a local brewery. This “historical happy hour” is not just about the festivity either; it’s about connecting with history and gathering at the museum to meet staff, volunteers, and local community members while talking about the past in a casual atmosphere. The historic home will be open for self-guided tours, and there will be behind-the-scenes access to the walkout basement at 7:30 pm. Mabry-Hazen

House also will continue its history series where we share an artifact or objects that normally are not on display. Historic photographs from our collection will be shared. Tickets are $10 per adult, and visitors under 16 are free. Each purchased ticket includes two adult beverages, and additional drinks are $5. We’ll have a fire pit, croquet, and corn hole available outside, and guests are encouraged to bring their games, stories, and camp chairs. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Mabry-Hazen House. Preceding Night at the Museum at 5:30 pm, MabryHazen House will hold its annual Meeting of the Membership. During the meeting, we will elect board members and the foundation’s executive officers. Members receive $5 off tickets to Night at the Museum. Not a member? Visit and learn how you can join and support our mission while receiving great benefits to better experience Mabry-Hazen House!

Event will occur rain or shine. Tickets will be available at the door or at For more information, visit The Mabry-Hazen House Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located atop Mabry’s Hill in Knoxville. Built in 1858, three generations of the same family resided in the Italianate-style home overlooking downtown Knoxville, Tennessee River, and Great Smoky Mountains. The museum showcases one of the largest original family collections in America with more than 2,000 original artifacts on display. Furnished and decorated in the style of several decades, MabryHazen gives a rare view into 130 years of Knoxville history. Learn about the origins of Knoxville’s iconic Market Square, the bitter divisions of the Civil War, the infamous 1882 Gunfight on Gay Street, a mountain city in the New South, the scandalous 1934 breach of promise and seduction trial, and much more through the rich, colorful lives of the Mabry and Hazen families.

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Fall Crafters Sale November 9

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he weather is getting frosty, and Christmas is fast approaching. That means it is time for the Tellico Village Community Church Crafters Fall Sale, which will be held in the Christian Life Center of the church on Saturday, November 9, from 9 am to noon. Shoppers will be welcomed with a wide selection of handmade products and crafts. This sale will highlight many beautiful Christmas items, in addition to the normal array of crafts. The floral group has created seasonal wreaths, flower arrangements, and other floral decorations that will inspire your holiday decorating. The painters have crafted a number of whimsical and beautiful, oneof-a-kind decorations for you to purchase. Our talented needleworkers have been busy knitting, crocheting, and cross-stitching ornaments and apparel for the winter season. They have not forgotten to make their famous “scrubbies” for your household chores. If your mailbox is looking tired, come and purchase a new one. If you don’t see one on display that you like, special orders are available as well. If you need greeting cards or bridge talleys, this is the place to find them. Our jewelry artists have been busy crafting new designs, and their displays are very popular with shoppers. Don’t forget to visit the baked goods table. Just make

(L to R) Painters Carol Milhiser, Carol Noonan, Judy Conine, and Jeannine Wolf

sure to get there early for the best selection of cakes, cookies, snack items, and other treats, as the baked goods sell out quickly. In 2018, the sale raised $24,600, which was distributed to organizations and charities in Loudon and the surrounding counties. Please come out and support your local community while enjoying a fun day of shopping.

GOD’S WORK – OUR HANDS Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran ChurCh

(L to R) Jewelry artists Barbara Baruch, Cindy Hyne, and Linda Ouimet

Bring lots of cash or your checkbook, as credit cards are not accepted.

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arry is a medium size brown/white beagle mix who is about four years old and weighs 30 pounds. Harry is a happy fellow who loves to walk and gets along with other dogs. He was picked up as a stray in Sweetwater in Harry mid-September but has not been claimed by anyone. Harry would love to have a family and yard to call his own. If you are looking for a dog with a big smile, please come meet him. Bendi is a beautiful brindle colored healthy boxer who is about six years old and weighs 38 pounds. He is a personable gentleman who walks nicely on a leash, smiles, and does a “high five” when asked. Bendi is crate-trained and gets along well with other dogs. He would do well in a home with older children and a fenced-in yard. Bendi recently lost two of his best friends at the shelter (both were adopted) and is patiently waiting his turn to say goodbye to us. Bean is a two-and-a-half year old brown tabby with spectacular green eyes and a little stub tail. He was returned to the shelter through no fault of his own – his family is moving. Someone is going to get very lucky when they adopt this lovable lap cat! He’s friendly, well behaved, and very affectionate. Bonfire is a white tabby with gray and brown markings and is about five months old. She is a very sweet, laid back girl who is friendly and loves to play. She is curious and very lady-like. Bonfire is going to be a great companion to her new family when she’s adopted. Luna is a 10-month-old medium-long hair gray/silver tabby with adorable pink toe beans. It appears that her prior owner did not spend much quality time with her, so she is a bit unsure of humans at first. She will need someone who will work with her a bit to allow her to trust people. Once bonded to her new person, Luna will remain loyal forever. Brushing (required for her long hair) is a great way to work on that bonding process. She’s not fond of dogs and seems indifferent to other cats. A slow introduction to other cats will be the best way for introduction. This is the time of year when shedding becomes a real problem for dog owners. Here are some tips from the AKC. Choose the correct brush suited for your pet by looking at the package’s recommendations. Select a healthy diet; Omega-3 fatty acids are helpful. Increase water intake to avoid dehydration. Visit your vet because some medical conditions can cause excess shedding. Take your pup for a full checkup if he is exhibiting exceptional hair loss or is losing hair in patches. The Monroe County Animal Shelter is located at 170 Kefauver Lane in Madisonville (behind Walmart) and is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 am to 4:30 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm. The shelter is closed to the public on Sunday and Monday. Call 423-442-1015 and check out all available pets on our website at www. Have you been to the MCFA Thrift Store run by volunteers of the Monroe County Animal Friends of Animals (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. Clothing, shoes, furniture, kitchen ware, bedding, appliances, books – we’ve got it all. Donations are greatly appreciated and are accepted Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 3:30 pm. 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 always in high demand. Like us on Facebook for up to date sale information or call 423-420-3423. Please consider offering a foster home to help the pets at Second Chance Pals (SCP), a program of Monroe County Friends of Animals. These foster homes help older and/ or sick pets that need more assistance than the usual homeless pet. They often cannot be treated until they have a foster home commitment where they can safely stay until their recovery needs are met. Veterinary care and expenses are provided for their treatments and they are closely monitored. SCP also helps pets who have had to be given up by their owners. Sometimes it’s because of a move or because the owner just can’t take care of the pet anymore. Please check out their website at www. for more information.

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Buying or selling? Give Larry a call today! Larry Smith 865-789-1942

2812 Highway 11 Philadelphia, TN 37846 $359,000 MLS #1091383 Looking to start up your own business? Former Dandy Dump Manufacturing facility. Loads of potential sitting on 3.5 acres. Building #1 6,650 square feet, building #2 6,250 square feet. Paint booth, 3 phase power, office building, and small living quarters on property. Convenient to I-75. 700 Grove St Loudon, TN 37774 $699,000 MLS #1062348 Looking to own a business in downtown Loudon? Former Bill’s Courtyard – newer brick building (2016). Features downstairs (approx 2,100 square feet) include many possibilities such as sandwich shop, etc. 20x15 walk-in cooler, covered courtyard, and ample parking. Upstairs office space (approx 1,900 square feet) never used. Possible use could be attorney or professional. 650 Cruze Rd Lenoir City, TN 37772 $424,900 MLS #1091651 Fabulous location! Just 1 mile from Hwy 321, this home is used as 4 bedrooms. Two large multipurpose rooms upstairs have closets. 2 BR, 2 baths down and a bonus, W rooms and bath upstairs! Huge front and back porch, lake view, and dedicated boat slip along with a large bonus, large laundry room, huge open kitchen. Enjoy the lake view from the oversized front porch! Features hardwood flooring, bay windows, trey ceilings, electric Sunsetter awning, huge garage plus storage! Septic permit was issued for a 2 bedroom because seller planned to live here part time, thus less waste. However, seller states he installed the next size larger tank than what was recommended for a 2 BR.

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7170 Glendale Community Rd Greenback, TN 37742 $575,000 MLS #1098047 STUNNING HOME SITTING ON NEARLY 15 ACRES w/ gorgeous views of the countryside! This home recently went through a massive renovation. It’s a MUST SEE! Features include hardwood, fresh seal and paint throughout, upgraded lighting, ceiling fans, crown molding, new doors, HVAC. Kitchen features granite tops, new cabinets with under cabinet lighting, recessed lighting, oversized island with extra cabinet space, new Samsung appliances. Master features a bay window, lg walk-in closet leads to 2nd bedroom perfect for a nursery, home office, or workout area. Huge cathedral ceiling screened porch (20’x45’), adding an extra 900 sq ft of outdoor living space. 2 car attached oversized garage. Unfinished attic space that would make a great bonus room. Outside features brick and stone, cleared and wooded rolling hills and pastureland. New fencing includes 3 double gates and 2 single gates. The beautiful, spacious barn has a metal roof and gutters, soffit, & fascia has been added, features 3 stalls and padddock area, a large loft, 2 tack rooms and shower area. This property also features a historical silo built in 1935. Great location within walking distance to Tellico Lake and hiking trails.

229 Waters Edge Way Lenoir City, TN 37771 $69,950 MLS #1085659 WATERFRONT COMMUNITY WELCOMING NEW NEIGHBORS TO BUILD along the beautiful waterfront property. Just 30 min from airport and conveniently situated shopping, dining and medical services. Intimate community where neighbors know one another. Beautiful waterfront and mountain views await. Charming covered gazebo with outdoor fireplace is shared by all residents. Picnic, host a cookout, an intimate wedding, baby shower. Bring your kayak!

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228 Shenandoah Drive Lenoir City, TN 37771 $389,900 MLS #1097888 COME SEE THIS ALL BRICK 4 BEDROOM NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME located in Harrison Woods! You will love this 2 story home with the master on the main. Featuring all hardwood floors & tile throughout the main level, gas FP, island in kitchen w/ granite & white Shaker cabinets. This 2,643 sq ft floor plan gives you generous space to move without losing that quaint, cozy atmosphere. Extensive craftsmen trim package w/ shaker doors. Walk-in tile shower w/ rain head and large covered porch w/ open grilling area!

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.

371 Mingo Way Loudon, TN 37774 $310,000 MLS #1097794 TELLICO VILLAGE RANCH with large addition for reading/arts/crafts or entertaining. Tall ceilings, brick/cedar, master suite w/ walk-in shower/double sink, walk-in closets, fireplace, separate dining area w/ bay area, eat-in kitchen w/ bay, breakfast bar, great room w/ cathedral ceilings, nice deck overlooking private wooded area. Roof replaced in 2011. Located in the center of Tellico Village. Movein ready!

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

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307 E 2nd Ave Lenoir City, TN 37771 $425,000 MLS #1077399 STEP INTO TIMELESS ELEGANCE OF YESTERYEAR’S CHARM in this finely crafted, well-preserved home. Features Palladian windows, gorgeous heart pine & red oak flooring, crown molding throughout. Formal living area as you enter the home shows off the quality workmanship, dbl 8 ft pocket doors will take you to the parlor, another set of the same pocket doors takes you to the formal dining room. Kitchen features a breakfast area & access to the sunroom & patio. Main level features a renovated bath with glass enclosed shower. Den area w/ access to the covered porch. Upstairs features a renovated bath, 5 bedrooms, large linen room, & enclosed sunroom that isn’t part of the square footage. Outside features a wrap-around porch w/ finished pine floors. Garage w /room for 2 cars. Been in the same family since 1920s.

630 Cordova Lane Lenoir City, TN 37771 $249,900 MLS #1090926 THIS BEAUTIFUL HOME offers 1,966 square feet. 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths. Cathedral ceiling with gas fireplace in the living room. 2 master bedrooms. Enclosed back porch and is handicap accessible. With a view of the mountains, this home is a must see!


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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Monroe Area Council for the Arts Presents Shadows of the ‘60s: A Tribute to Motown


hadows of the ‘60s pays tribute to the legendary stars of Motown such as The Supremes, The Four Tops, Temptations, and Smokey Robison & The Miracles. In this highly interactive and visually stunning production, Shadows of the ‘60s perform the hits that span several decades. Featuring top industry musicians and singers dressed in exquisitely designed costumes and dazzling choreography, Shadows of the ‘60s presents the music of Motown with the intensity of the original recorded performances. Each singer and musician were chosen because they embody the spirit, style, and excitement of the original artists in concert. Close your eyes and you will hear the magic of Motown; open them and you will see and feel the raw “front row” experience of attending a live Motown concert, circa 1964. The evening is capped off with a jaw dropping grand finale featuring the music of The Marvelettes, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Junior Walker & The Allstars, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Contours, and more! Shadows of the ‘60s is truly a concert for everyone! The concert will be held on November 9 at 7:30 pm at the Sweetwater Elementary Auditorium, located at 301 Broad Street in Sweetwater. Tickets are available at www. and all Monroe County Peoples Bank branches. For more information, call 423-442-3210.

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar at Knoxville Children’s Theatre November 1-17


noxville Children’s Theatre, in partnership with Clayton Foundation, will present 14 live performances of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. KCT’s version is a specially adapted under two-hour version of the classic tragedy geared for ages 12 and up. The play will be performed November 1-17: Thursdays and Fridays at 7 pm, Saturdays at 1 and 5 pm, and Sundays at 3 pm. Caesar has returned to Rome in triumph after a devastating civil war. However, a group of conspirators is disturbed by Caesar’s increasing power and ambition. To help their cause, they persuade Brutus, a good friend of Caesar and a man regarded through the city for his honesty and honor, that the welfare of Rome demands that Brutus conspire against his own friend. Brutus joins the conspiracy and set events in motion that will leave Rome in deadly peril. The play is performed by 16 talented young actors from ages 12 to 17. Charlotte Stark, a KCT intern and student director of this season’s Little Women, plays the title role. KCT veteran performer Halle Boring, last seen as Mother Superior in KCT’s production of “Lilies of the Field,” plays Brutus. Austin Bishop will play the part of

Mark Antony, and Elijah Payne portrays Caius Cassius. Four actors are making their KCT debuts: Annabel Dattilo, Henry Lubke, LoRen Seagrove, and Shania Watson. The rest of the cast includes many KCT veteran performers: Abby Cowan, Beth King, Ethan Elder, Joshua Howerton, Eric Magee, Lauren Norton, Lydia Pulsinelli, and Maria Kauffman. KCT Artistic Director, Dennis E. Perkins, will direct the production. Carolyn Corley is the combat director. Senior Brycen Ritchie (West High) serves as Assistant Director, and senior Lauren Rymer (Bearden High) is the play’s stage manager. Braxxton Sommers (West High) and Corbin Fram (home school) provide the scenery design. The show’s lighting designer is Alex Montgomery (Grace Christian Academy) with assistance from August King (Bearden Middle.) Saiya Palmer (West High), assisted by Julia Lance, (West Valley) designed the costumes. Conard Belitz (Oak Ridge High) is the Properties Master. Knoxville Children’s Theatre is located at 109 E. Churchwell Avenue in Knoxville. For tickets or more information, visit www.

Knoxville Choral Society Presents Mendelssohn’s Elijah


November 8 at 7:30 pm

he Knoxville Choral Society’s 2019-2020 season opens with one of the largest and most dramatic choral works of all time, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, performed with full orchestra and featuring Knoxville’s own Metropolitan Opera bass-baritone, David Crawford, singing the title role. Recounting the Old Testament story as told in the Book of Kings, this powerful work ensured its place in choral repertoire at its premiere in 1846. The dialogue throughout the piece is a dramatic retelling of the Israelites’ waning faith in God during a long-lasting drought, as they resort to worshipping an alternate God, Baal. But secure in his belief and at the urging of several angels, Elijah seeks to restore his people’s faith. Join the Knoxville Choral Society under the direction of conductor and artistic director, John R. Orr, at Central Bearden Baptist Church, located at 6300 Deane Hill Drive in

Knoxville. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door, from a choral society member, or by visiting the Knoxville Choral Society website at

Santa Mouse Christmas House


he 15th annual Santa Mouse Christmas House, sponsored by Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild (a non-profit organization), will be held at Fairview Methodist, located at 2508 Old Niles Ferry in Maryville. Dates and times are December 5 from 10 am to 5 pm, December 6 from 10 am to 5 pm, and December 7 from 10 am to 3 pm. The show offers unique, hand-crafted items made by more than 50 well-known artisans from the area. Shop for Christmas gifts, ornaments, fine art paintings, basketry, beaded and precious metal jewelry, fiber arts, glasswork, gourd art, handmade soaps and creams, woodworking, plus much more. Admission and parking are free! For more information, visit

Jesus Christ Superstar Auditions at The Arts Center in Athens


thens Community Theatre (ACT) announces auditions for the February 2020 production, Jesus Christ Superstar, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice. Two opportunities to audition are Sunday, November 10, at 5 pm and Monday, November 11, at 6 pm at The Arts Center. Show dates for Jesus Christ Superstar are February 14-23, 2020. ACT seeks actors, singers, and dancers ages 18 and older to audition for the rock opera. Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for more than 40 years. Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Superstar follows the last week of Jesus Christ’s life. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers, and the Roman Empire. The iconic 1970s rock score contains such well-known numbers as “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” and “Gethsemane.” Those auditioning should come ready to sing a solo (accompanist provided), perform simple choreographed movement, and sing from the score. Jesus Christ Superstar is directed by ACT veteran, G. David Brown, and Kay Simmons, another ACT veteran, is music director. Anyone interested in working with the production in any capacity (set and costume construction, technical crew, backstage crew, orchestra) is encouraged to attend an audition. 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 www.

Bob Gruen on Green Day

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s teens, baby boomers very likely have seen the work of legendary rock photographer, Bob Gruen. If you read our last interview with Gruen, you know that he doesn’t sit still. Always capturing our culture in images that interests us, he has done so, again, with his latest book of photos entitled Green Day – Photographs by Bob Gruen. Gruen has been a friend of the guys in Green Day for more than 25 years. During that time, he has shot and amassed quite a treasure trove of images. He was reached at his gallery in New York City to talk about the book. “For me, rock and roll is about freedom,” he said. “Rock and roll is the freedom to express your feelings very loudly in public. I think that’s what The Clash was certainly doing, and I think that’s what Green Day’s doing. They’re also big fans of The Clash. I think they’re inspired a lot by them, as were so many bands.

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They make great records, but they’re also a really fantastic live band. They hit the stage running, and they stay running for two-and-a-half to three hours. And they just keep the audience’s attention.” Why this book, and why now? “It’s interesting, my relationship with Green Day, because I never worked for them, and I was never even on assignment for a magazine for them. I met them as friends when I went with my friend, Jesse

Malin’s band, Degeneration, who opened for Green Day. We had seen Green Day once or twice in New York, then I saw them first in ’94 at a party at Don Hill’s club. Then, a little later, they had a party at Don Hill’s club when their Dookie record came out. Then Jesse was going to Europe to open for them, and he suggested we come along. I had had a few drinks, and I thought it was a good idea. Ha! Ha! “Next thing I knew, my wife and I were in England, and we saw Degen and Green Day three times in England. Then we went to Paris and saw the show there. After a week or so, I was a fan. I thought they were fantastic. I think that’s when we first got to know each other. They’re fun guys to hang out with. It turned out we had a similar cynical kind of sense of humor. And they were thrilled. They grew up looking at my pictures, and they were thrilled that I was interested in taking pictures of them. “Later, Tre’ was saying to me that they hired another guy who traveled with them

for like two months. He was a fashion photographer who was taking a load of pictures with the idea of making a book that he never made because he took too many pictures and couldn’t edit it down or something. I don’t know. Maybe he took too many and didn’t get any good ones. “Fortunately, the company that I work with, Abrams Image, liked the idea, so we made a really nice book. The art director, Shawn Dahl, came up with some great ideas to make the book more interesting instead of just square photos. He said, ‘We should change the shapes on all the different pages.’ Billie Joe actually came up with the idea of having Avi Spivak do little drawings all over the book, and that made it very Green Day. It makes it very kid like. And then Billie Joe sent it forward that he wrote, which is three pages handwritten on like school paper, lined the paper up. And it just looks so Green Day. We printed it as he wrote it. We didn’t type it up. We just photographed the pages and put them in. It’s really a fun book. Tre’ and Mike also added comments – and Billie Joe – throughout the book. It’s really fun. I mean, any fans would surely like it. We tried to make it simple. Nothing formal, that’s for sure.” As for fan (and band) response so far? “The band likes it very much,” said Gruen. “I mean, the reaction I got back from them – they thought it was great. They’re really happy that I made it. And as far as sales, within a month, it went into second printing already. So that’s a good reaction.” Indeed, it is. Our chat with Bob Gruen was quite extensive, covering See Hear Yoko, how Yoko Ono is doing, more about Green Day, and what is on Bob’s radar for the next year or two. You can read all of that, as well as order Green Day, by visiting

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

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few years ago we hired a man in the community to do some home renovations for us. He stole our money and left us high and dry. John and I were left to do all he left undone. We’ve had friends who have been taken advantage of as well. It’s a terrible feeling to know you’ve been overcharged or downright swindled. We learned our lesson the hard way. Now we check ratings, get referrals, and are suspicious of anyone charging less yet promising more. How do you know if you can trust a company? I’d say one of the bet gauges of trust is to ask, “Who trusts it?” If the company has a high repeat business clientele and a high degree of customer satisfaction, that’s a key indication. More than 30% of our monthly clients are repeat! And another 15% are referral. Many clients leave us their house keys or the garage code, and we do the work while they are at work or out of town. That’s trust! I believe there should also be an exceptional level of trust WITHIN a company. Fun facts about our Surface Doc employees: Our lead cleaning tech is our son-in-law, Tony. Our foreman, Harrison, has been known in a business sense by John for years, and even before Harrison ever worked for Surface Doc, his work ethic and integrity was obvious. Three of our “single” cleaning techs have just moved into a home, owned by the company, where they share life outside of work. Two of them have been best friends since childhood. Each of them is a fine, upstanding young man. We are truly blessed to have them, and they are lucky to have relationships with one another. There is a level of trust within our small company that I’ve rarely seen before.

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Experience Autumn at Iron Works Grille on The River

November 2019


ich in history and natural beauty, Iron Works Grille on The River, located on the shore of the Tellico River in nearby Tellico Plains, is a very special place to experience the magic of a Tennessee autumn. From the picturesque mist shrouded Smoky Mountains to the rapids of the Tellico River, Iron Works Grille guests are treated to both the best nature has to offer and a great dining experience. The restaurant was named after an important local historical site located less than 100 yards from the restaurant, the Tellico Iron Company, which manufactured munitions to the Confederate Army during the Civil War. The area was also an important center of Cherokee culture. “We invite you to savor our gourmet burgers, sandwiches, and salads while enjoying our more than more 300 feet of pristine and serene Tellico River shoreline,” said Mary Spencer, Iron Works Grille co-owner. “Also, be sure to ask about our now-famous and original bacon wrapped Wickles Pickles and homemade pork rinds, which are available in five flavors with our very own homemade ranch-style dressing. You’ll also want sample our extensive selection of on-tap craft beers and wines.” Iron Works Grille is also proud to announce that they were this year’s winner of the Taste of Monroe’s “Best Overall Restaurant” in Monroe County. During November, be sure to sample Iron Works Grille’s craft beer of the month, Sweetwater Chocolate Stout. You might also be interested in joining in on the fun on at their next Beer Pairing Dinner on Tuesday, November 19. To learn more and to make reservations, call 423-253-2373. Iron Works Grille is also a great venue to enjoy your favorite sporting events that are featured in their indoor and covered outdoor areas on their new widescreen 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 featuring local artists. On Friday, November 22, Iron Works Grille will be featuring local singer and songwriter, Sarah Williams. Planning a special event? Ask Iron Works Grille’s events coordinator, Kayla Cummings, just how they can help. Their venue is large enough to host a variety of events, including wedding rehearsal dinners, Christmas parties, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and beer/wine pairing dinners – you name it. And here’s a great way to enjoy fall even more this season. Iron Works Grille now offers Polaris three-wheeled Slingshot rentals. See 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. Why not plan a day’s long visit to Iron Works Grille on the River in Tellico Plains? Enjoy the very best of nature, the area’s rich history, and an extra large portion of their very best Southern hospitality. Discover “The Rhythm of the Smokies,” the rapids on the Tellico River, historical Tellico Plains, award-winning food, and great companionship. Iron Works Grille on The River 1641 Cherohala Skyway Tellico Plains, TN 37385 423-253-2373

Introducing truSculpt® 3D

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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.

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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

FOR... As the end of the year speeds up with holiday festivities, I would like to take a moment and focus on what I cherish. I am thankful for my family and the strong connections that we have, the little moments and the larger ones. I am also thankful for the memories for all of those who are no longer with me. I am thankful for the community we have here in Knoxville. I feel lucky to live in a city that is so supportive of local businesses. I am thankful for such great clients that continue to trust in us and let us turn their dreams into reality. I am thankful that I get to combine my passion for design, and my desire to help people love their homes. And of course, I am thankful for you! Thank you for reading our article each month. Happy Thanksgiving! - Sandy Kozar

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would like to personally invite you to discover a true alternative to the traditional holiday shopping experience by visiting Cones Cupboard Antiques, conveniently located in the West End Antique Mall in Knoxville. Unlike the traditional “big box” department stores, Cones Cupboard Antiques offers customers a wide selection of antique, vintage, and gift items, including ornaments, collectibles, scented hand-crafted candles, garden flags, unique door mats, and much more in a variety of price ranges. If you’re like most of us, tired of the same old holiday shopping routine and the same old generic holiday gifts, Cones Cupboard Antiques is your perfect holiday shopping solution. Whether for the holidays or any occasion, our gifts offer you the opportunity to select an item that will remind the gift recipient of your thoughtfulness each and every time your gift is viewed. And because so many of the items that our customers select have come from families where they have already been shared for many generations, they offer an intrinsic value that might just create a legacy within your own family that will be enjoyed by future generations to come. Why settle for the ordinary when you can select from the extraordinary? Visit Cones Cupboard Antiques in the West End Antique Mall in Knoxville, where you are sure to find that just-so-perfect gift for any occasion for your close friend, family member, and even that person that seems to have everything. Cones Cupboard Antiques is located at West End Antique Mall, 7200 Kingston Pike in Knoxville, and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 1 to 5 pm. We are closed on Monday. Transform this holiday season from ordinary to extraordinary while creating a lifetime of memories at Cones Cupboard Antiques. Cones Cupboard Antiques at West End Antique Mall 7200 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919



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Vaccines Save Lives

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By Ellen Phillips, PharmD & Founder of believeRx


t was during September 2003 when 77 customers who had dined at a local restaurant contracted hepatitis A from green onions furnished by one of the restaurant’s vendors. The outbreak occurred among food handlers and patrons and was not traced to any particular employee of the restaurant. Hepatitis A can result in liver damage and is easily spread by the fecal-oral route or by contaminated food or water. Signs of hepatitis A are quick onset, flu-like symptoms such as stomach discomfort, fever, joint pain, diarrhea, decreased appetite, light colored stools, dark yellow urine, and jaundice. Some people have no signs of hepatitis. It can take 15-50 days (average is 28 days) for symptoms to develop, and adults are more likely to develop symptoms than children less than six years old. Symptoms can last anywhere from two to six months. Hepatitis A can be very serious, especially in a person who already has liver problems. Hepatitis A causes acute and relapsing infections, but it goes away and is not chronic like hepatitis B and C. Treatment for hepatitis A is bed rest, fluids, and fever reducing medicines approved by a doctor. A vaccine designed to prevent hepatitis A is given in two doses, separated by six months, and lasts 25 years in adults. Tdap – tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) – are all potentially serious illnesses that can be prevented by getting vaccinated. Tetanus causes extreme stiffness and severe muscle cramps all over the body. Children who play outside are at risk for tetanus, which lives in ground soil. Diphtheria can lead to severe breathing and/or heart problems and paralysis. Pertussis can cause such bad coughing that babies can struggle to breathe and can have complications like seizures and brain damage or death. Both diphtheria and pertussis are air-borne. Whooping cough outbreaks still occur in the United States, resulting in hospitalizations and deaths.

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Influenza vaccinations are recommended for individuals six months and older. The vaccine protects not only the person who receives the immunization, but also others they come into contact with, including pregnant women, babies and young children, older adults, and people with existing chronic health conditions. The flu vaccine cannot give you the flu. Almost everyone needs to immunize against the flu except someone who had a life-threatening allergic reaction to the flu vaccine, if they have Guillain-Barre Syndrome (an immune system disorder), and children under six months old. The side effects of the vaccine are mild pain or redness at the injection site, fever, muscle aches, and headache. Serious side effects are rare. A flu vaccine is needed every year because a person’s immunity declines over time and because flu viruses are constantly changing, requiring the reformulation of the flu vaccine. While flu vaccine effectiveness can vary, the CDC reports that flu vaccinations can reduce the risk of serious flu illness by 40-60% and may prevent serious complications of the flu, including death. The yearly flu vaccine usually comes out in August. It is recommended that you receive your vaccination as soon as possible, as it can take up to two weeks for your body to achieve full immunity from the vaccine. At believeRx, we strive to become an active member of your total health and wellness team. Providing you with the most up-to-date information on these and other vaccinations, as well as a whole host of other health related subjects, is our commitment to you and our community. I would like to personally invite you to visit us at believeRx and discover for yourself the difference we can make in your life and the lives of your entire family. believeRX 9627 Countryside Center Lane Knoxville, TN 37931 865-214-6672

Dogwood Arts Announces Tree Sales Now Open for 2019 Bazillion Blooms Program Last year Dogwood Arts reached our goal of adding 10,000 dogwood trees to East Tennessee’s landscape in just 10 years through the Bazillion Blooms program, ensuring our region’s spring beauty will continue well into the future. Trees ordered from Dogwood Arts must be picked up on Saturday, December 7, from 9 am to 12 pm at the UT


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ogwood Arts is on a mission to Keep Knoxville Blooming – one tree at a time. Through our annual Bazillion Blooms program, disease-resistant dogwood trees are on sale now at or by phone at 865-637-4561 through November 18th. These 2’–4’ bare-root trees are available for $25 each or five for $100. Tree pick-up day and community-wide tree planting date is set for Saturday, December 7th. Planting trees is a simple and effective way to clean our air, reduce stress, and conserve the environment. We encourage everyone to “dig-in” and make a lasting difference by planting trees during the fall gardening season. Trees planted in the fall have time to develop strong root systems during the winter months before the challenges of the drying summer heat. The Bazillion Blooms program began in 2009 with a mission to revitalize tree plantings along our historic Dogwood Trails and throughout the region.

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The Smartest and Easiest Way to Buy and Sell

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By Aaron Hunt, Co-owner of Premiere Consignment


ho wants to pay the full retail price when shopping, especially for furniture? Most items sold at retail stores today inherently include enormous markups, and furniture and room décor are no exceptions. That’s why we launched Premiere Consignment. Premiere Consignment offers both buyers and sellers the perfect venue for conveniently buying and selling quality, name brand, gently used furniture, décor, Oriental and area rugs, and art at prices far below their original retail selling prices. The sellers win because they can conveniently sell no longer used quality items resulting from a relocation, downsizing, or estate sale. Safety is another important consideration, because sellers don’t have to invite strangers into their home or sit and wait for buyers who never show up or who want to negotiate an already agreed upon price for an item. Buyers also have full access to our full-service eBay store as well. Buyers especially appreciate our large selection, as well as our convenient showroom location and business hours. And because we accept most forms of payment, there is no need for sellers to be concerned about bad checks or handling large amounts of cash. Homeowners, here’s a great suggestion

for the upcoming holidays. Think back to how conveniently guests were able to enjoy your home last holiday season. Did a particular room appear cluttered, or was the traffic pattern or flow obstructed? Was there sufficient seating for all of your guests? Was your dining room table too large or too small? Would a buffet or sideboard have been helpful when serving meals? Reflecting on last year’s holiday events provides you with the perfect opportunity on just how to improve your home for the upcoming holiday season, allowing you to comfortably and efficiently entertain friends, family, and neighbors this Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. Here’s how Premiere Consignment can help. From décor to furniture, we can help you enhance every room in your home or help you find a new home for those quality items that you may no longer need. Why not let Premiere Consignment take the inconvenience out of buying and selling quality, name brand furniture, décor, Oriental rugs, and art while saving you up to 90% off full retail pricing? Premiere Consignment is simply your smartest and easiest way to buy and sell! Premiere Consignment 320 Lakeside Plaza Loudon, TN 37774 865-458-9721

What Retirees Are Really Talking About Today By Yvonne Marsh, CFP®, CPA


here’s so much talk in TV commercials about helping retirees “reach their goals,” followed by images of a couple holding hands on a beach, gazing contentedly at a beautiful ocean scene. I get it – most people do mention to me that they’d like to travel in retirement. But do you know what retirees really want? They almost always tell me they want to know they can keep living the lifestyle they are used to living, without the fear of running out of money. As simple as that. But they are looking for the confidence to know it’s possible, no matter how many retirement years stretch ahead of them. When you think about it, that’s a pretty

tall order. According to the Society of Actuaries, for 65-year-old married couples, there is a 72% chance one of them will live to age 85 and a 45% chance one of them will live to age 90. Do you know someone who lived into their late 90s? I do. In fact, in retirement planning, we think of longevity risk, or the unknown length of time you’ll live, as a “risk multiplier.” The longer you live, the more chances you’ll experience major financial risks: Market corrections, costly declining health, rising taxes, and inflation. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the U.S. experienced 11 recessions during the 64-year period from 1945–2009. So your investment portfolio would need to weather four to six

recessions in a similar 30-year retirement while still providing you a comfortable lifestyle and not going to zero. Retirement is not for the faint of heart! Longer life expectancies make these risks a “when,” not an “if.” And these risks don’t happen in isolation. It’s entirely possible for the stock market to have a losing streak at the same time your spouse gets very sick. Working with a comprehensive financial planner becomes imperative as you plan for a consistent retirement. Advisors focused on just investing are not going to be able to help you navigate the treacherous financial waters of retirement. We specialize in helping you steer your boat – through the calm currents and the frightening rapids – no matter

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The Etowah Arts Commission Announces the 28th Annual Young Authors’ Conference


he Etowah Arts Commission (EAC) announces the 28th annual Young Authors’ Conference will be held November 16 at Mountain View Elementary School in Etowah, Tennessee, from 8 am to noon. The Young Authors’ Conference is open to all area students in grades K-8. A celebration of the joys of reading and writing for children, the Young Authors’ Conference offers the opportunity for interaction with authors who have published books for young readers, a time for sharing literary works of the student’s own creation, and the prospect of purchasing books written by the guest authors/illustrators and having them autographed. Snacks are provided courtesy of Mayfield Dairy Farms. The children are grouped according to age so they may rotate among the various sessions and

listen to the author’s presentations on everything from the creative writing process, their inspiration, short readings, and interactive creative exercises. There will also be a pop-up bookstore with selections by the featured authors and illustrators available for purchase. Pre-registrants will be eligible to receive 10% off their purchase at the bookstore. The guest authors and illustrators at this year’s event include John Steven Gurney, Jeff Weigel, and Chris Rumble, with a special appearance by Poetry Alive! John Steven Gurney is the author and illustrator of the graphic novel Fuzzy Baseball and the picture book Dinosaur Train. He has illustrated more than 140 chapter books, including the A to Z Mysteries, the Bailey School Kids, and The Calendar

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Mysteries series. He has also illustrated board games, advertising, posters, puzzles, and a shopping bag for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. He studied illustration at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, and received his MFA in Illustration from the Hartford Art School. Jeff Weigel has illustrated many children’s books, including his latest, the middle-grade graphic novel, Quantum Mechanics, chosen by the American Library Association as one of the most notable science fiction books for kids in 2019. Jeff has taught illustration, visual storytelling, and graphic design to both children and adults. He’s been an adjunct professor at Webster University and Maryville University, conducted multiple workshops for StudioSTL (a non-profit organization that promotes creative writing by kids), and has taught comics classes through St. Louis’s Center of Contemporary Arts (COCA). Jeff is the artist on the classic Sunday comic strip, The Phantom, which runs in Sunday newspaper comics sections across the globe. He was a regular contributor to Image Comics’ anthology title, Big Bang Comics, for more than 10 years. His work as a writer and illustrator on the character he created, The Sphinx, earned him a past nomination for the Russ Manning Award for Most Promising Newcomer in the comics industry. Jeff received a Don Freeman Award Honorable Mention from The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) for his picture book work in 2004.

Chris Rumble started a string of volunteer ventures beginning in 2001 that now serves as his full-time vocation as he makes his living as an artist, a school-visiting author-illustrator, and an entertainer. In the last 15 years, Chris has encouraged more than 350,000 students in more than 1,200 schools and libraries. He is the creator of three traditionally published books and six through his own Thunder Lighting Press, including the Adventures of Uncle Stinky series. Chris has painted more than 120 murals in communities across the United States and is a featured entertainer at Six Flags annual Holiday Over the Park. Poetry Alive!, based in Asheville, North Carolina, has presented educational performances for student audiences throughout the United States and beyond since 1984. A two-person “team” of professional performers give energetic and interactive interpretations of famous poems in a theatrical manner to the delight of all ages. Open to all students in grades K-8, YAC registrations forms are available at all the elementary schools in McMinn County, as well as online at Registration for the event continues through the day of Young Authors’ Conference, and walk-ins are welcome at the door. The registration fee is $5/person. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted as payment for registration, as well as at the on-site popup bookstore. Please make checks payable to the Etowah Arts Commission. Completed registration forms are required and may be turned into your local school or mailed to Etowah Arts Commission, P.O. Box 193, Etowah, TN 37331. Private and home school students are encouraged and welcome to attend. For more information or to pre-register, call EAC at 423-263-7608 or visit www. The Etowah Arts Commission, the cultural arm of the City of Etowah Parks and Recreation Department, has been in existence since 1977. Occupying the former location of a drug store in the corner of the historic Gem Theater, EAC has benefitted the community by leading the Gem Theater renovations and hosting events to boost the cultural life of the town.



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Monroe County & MACA Present “History, Heritage, Home” Bicentennial Art Exhibit November 11–16 Commemorative Ceremony November 16 at 1 pm

eginning in November, the Monroe Area Council for the Arts will be joining the Monroe County government in commemorating the 200th year of Monroe County, Tennessee. Monroe County and MACA will present the “History, Heritage, Home” Bicentennial Art Exhibit. This project is an art contest open to all that love Monroe County. The artists may submit two-dimensional

original art produced by themselves in a variety of mediums. Artwork will be juried based on people, places, objects, stories, and various historical points of interest in Monroe County. The artists are encouraged to explore Monroe County’s past to present history and include a brief description of what inspired them. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention in each age category will be awarded with ribbons and priz-

es. The winners will be announced by Mayor Ingram at the bicentennial ceremony on November 16 at the Monroe County Courthouse. The awarded artwork will be displayed for viewing at the Cora Veal Center from November 11-16. There will also be a digital exhibit of all submitted artwork on our website at, as well as the MACA (Monroe Area Council for the Arts) Facebook page.

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all arrived and has been much prettier than I anticipated. I was afraid that the drought would cause all the trees to drop their leaves without coloring up, but the beauty of Mother Nature prevailed! Yes, there were a few plants that went straight to the dormant stage. I believe every cherry tree in my neighborhood was naked by the end of September. For the most part, however, fall has still been lovely. I know that most of you don’t think of November as a gardening month, but it is important to get your yard ready for “bedtime.” Steps that you take on pretty days this month will save you a lot of trouble in the spring. The first step is always a good checkup. Walk around on one of these beautiful days and see what is going on. Check for damage to branches and trunks of trees. Look for signs of critters such as moles and voles. Do you have disease or insect problems that need to be addressed? Make a list of plants that should be pruned/divided/removed and note what did well and what did not. Start visualizing how you want things to look next year and make your plans. The next step is a good clean-up. It is critical that you get up any leaves that have insect or disease damage so that the eggs or fungal spores do not overwinter and reemerge next year! Cut back dead or dying foliage on your perennials, but be careful not to cut into the crown (the low growth at the base). Remove any annuals that remain in your beds or containers. Trim off dead or damaged branches on shrubs. It is also critical that you get rid of the weeds that are already starting to pop up. Pull or spray them and then apply a pre-emergent. You will need to reapply during the winter months to prevent cool season weeds such as henbit and chickweed. Weeding never stops! If spraying is your method of inflicting death on plants, several companies are coming out with weed killers that are less toxic while still being effective. Please do your research before you start spraying willy-nilly. While you are cleaning up, consider adding compost or rotted manure to planting areas. Spread it across your beds and it will decompose during the winter months, releasing all those good nutrients and making the soil easier to work with. Now that you have everything all nice and cleaned up, it is a good time to plant! Trees and shrubs will get roots established before summer if put in now. Perennials also do well if planted in the fall. Pansies and violas can still be planted in flower beds and containers to give you a wonderful show of color during the colder months. If you are going to plant bulbs, try to get them in by the end of November or put them into the refrigerator to chill. I mentioned pansies, so here is a quick information

tidbit: There is no such thing as a winter pansy or a summer pansy. I had a young lady in this spring who had been sold “summer pansies” at a box store and I had to explain that she had been lied to. A pansy is a pansy, and they are cool season annuals. Plant them now and they will go through the winter just fine. ALL POINSETTIAS ARE GROWN ON OUR FAMILY FARM It is warm weather that they don’t like, so by the end of CHRISTMAS TREES AND May, they are usually ready GREENERY ARE FROM A to be pulled up and replaced FARM IN NORTH CAROLINA with warm season annuals. They like to be fertilized regularly and need five to six hours of sun. NOVEMBER 22ND • 6-8PM The final gardening step is to mulch your beds to keep soil temperature and OPEN MON THROUGH SAT 9AM-6PM • SUNDAY 1- 5PM moisture levels stable. (If you applied mulch in the 9885 Highway 11E, Lenoir City, TN 37772 spring and still have an • 865-986-7229 quate layer, take a rake and “fluff” the mulch because it can become very hard and compacted over the summer.) Three to four inches is all that you need, and remember not to pile the mulch around your trees. Donuts, not volcanoes. Hardwood mulch, pine needles, or leaf mulch works well. An easy way to create leaf mulch is to blow or rake leaves onto your lawn, run over them with a lawn mower, and then spread them back across your beds. Don’t forget to keep our feathered friends in mind during the upcoming months. All ceramic or concrete birdbaths should be drained and stored for the winter, but think about buying a small plastic or metal replacement. Birds get thirsty and dirty in the winter, too! It is also critical that you keep your feeders clean and full as natural sources of food become scarce. I will finish by reminding you that we are a great source for your holiday decorating needs. We have poinsettias from our family farm in Fentress County and freshly cut ONEX trees and greenery from a farm in North Carolina. Next month I will give you a detailed list of care instructions for holiday plants. Until then, I wish all of you a wonderful MARY FRANCES Thanksgiving! Meadow View Greenhouses & Garden Center CLARA SUNWOO

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ost everything evolves over time. In the course of just one generation, how we communicate has changed dramatically. We have experienced incredible advances in healthcare, and most of us rely on a single handheld device to make appointments, keep abreast of late breaking news and our personal finances, take photos and videos, stream movies and sporting events, and much more. My goal in launching Serendipity Boutique in historic downtown Loudon was to help today’s woman evolve in the world of fashion, particularly breaking free from the unwritten fashion rules that suggest we have to dress like our moms. We are not our mothers! I, for one, don’t want to dress like my mother did. And guess what? We don’t have to anymore. Women should dress according to our body style and NOT our age. You should have fun with fashion and look great at the same time. I have spent many years helping women look younger with the right fashions. Women come to me all the time and say I can’t wear this or that. Pause! You can oftentimes wear this or that if the item is the right cut for your body type. At Serendipity Boutique, we specialize in carrying to-

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I began painting in watercolor about 17 years ago after a 35 year hiatus from art. Initially my studies at Villa Marie College and SUNY College at Buffalo included general design, art history, and oil and acrylic painting. When I returned to painting, I decided that watercolor was a medium that I would like to explore. I immediately fell in love with it, and I have not looked back. I started with courses with Marcia Goldenstein and Whitney Leland at UT and then moved on to workshops at Arrowmont with Don Lake and Sue Archer, Kanuga with Linda Baker and Don Andrews, Cheap Joe’s with Linda Kemp, three workshops with John Salminen, and a couple with Paul Jackson. I presently teach a watercolor class at the Fountain City Art Center. I am the former president of the Knoxville Watercolor Society, a member of the Art Market Gallery in downtown Knoxville, and a signature member of the Tennessee Watercolor Society. There is so much freedom in being able to create. The world of painting is a magical place, where the looking glass is only limited by my imagination. The goal for my art is to not only reach that deeper place, but to offer something to the viewer that could reach a place in them that has meaning as well. Karen Kyte – Clay I’ve been an artist ever since I held crayons. I decorated everything and made endless mud-pies. I was the busiest, messiest kid on the block. It was logical and practical of course to study medical technology – that was until I took a painting class. Liver flukes lost their glamor, replaced by my real passion, mud-pies. I graduated with a B.S.F.A. from the University of South Dakota and continued making art and still continue. I feel like the guy in “Close Encounters” making the lumps of clay into Devils Tower, not knowing why, just knowing he must. My creations are spontaneous. I see compelling images in a lump of clay. The clay speaks to me, wills itself into a certain form. I am fascinated by shape, color, and movement. For me, making art is a way of seeing, being, and thinking. I am grateful that earth formed art previously known as mud-pies replaced microorganisms. Hope you enjoy! The Art Market Gallery is located at 422 South Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 1 to 6 pm.

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fter a highly successful opening season, Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show in Pigeon Forge prepares to sail into the holidays with a new Christmas show that offers a spectacular swashbuckling spin on “A Christmas Carol” with Captain Scrooge and his cavalier crew. The premiere of this holiday show promises to be a Christmas adventure unlike anything else experienced in the Smokies this yuletide season. Opening on Friday, November 1, and continuing through January 4, 2020, Pirates Voyage combines a classic Christmas tale with a bountiful feast that will join together a pirate’s “Yo Ho” with the season’s “Ho Ho Ho.” “We invite swashbucklers of all ages to start a new Christmas tradition for the holidays like no one else can offer,” said Jeff Thomas, General Manager of Pirates Voyage. “Where else can families come together and create memories that will last long after the holidays are gone – with pirates, acrobatics, a special delicious meal, a classic holiday story with its own special pirate twist, and angels helping bring about the true meaning of Christmas in our Nativity? As we like to say, it’s a Holly Jolly Roger Christmas event!” During Christmas at Pirates Voyage, high tide meets the yuletide in this new show that offers a variety of holiday fun and entertainment that will make for lasting holiday memories for everyone who attends. The Mystical Christmas Spirit takes the captain through time and space to find the true meaning of Christmas, including a “dream” where giant toys come to life and perform amazing acrobatics high above the indoor lagoon. Other adventures during

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Best Wishes for a Wonderful Family Thanksgiving By Jack Wilson, Owner of Sweetwater Flower Shop


ll of us at Sweetwater Flower Shop and Southern Cuisine at the Mansion would like to wish each of you a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are so grateful for your continued support and encouragement throughout our 55 years. Each holiday season is a special time of the year as we transform our two floors of retail space into a holiday wonderland. We invite you to share this special holiday season with us now through December. We’re confident you’ll find it truly inspiring, and it’s also our way of saying thank you to all of our faithful customers. We have a huge selection of autumn and Christmas wreaths and table arrangements, as well as holiday home décor and Christmas ornaments. You’ll also discover

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t the beginning of the fall semester, hundreds of incoming University of Tennessee students got a taste of what it means to be a Volunteer by serving the community through UT’s Ignite Serves program. One of the local organizations involved in this effort was Random Acts of Flowers. Random Acts of Flowers strives to improve the emotional health and well-being of individuals in healthcare facilities by providing them with recycled flowers, encouragement, and personal moments of kindness. The student Volunteers worked tirelessly on various projects to keep the Random Acts of Flowers workshop in tip-top shape. From cleaning out the Cold Room (where RAF keeps flowers cool and fresh), to washing hundreds of vases, to helping with all of the recycling and composting, they put forth a great Volunteer effort! Random Acts of Flowers also works with other local companies and organizations such as 21st Mortgage, Pilot Flying J, USI Consulting, and the Cerebral Palsy Center. Group activities at Random Acts of Flowers affords the participants the opportunity to work together as a team on various projects, from cleaning and arranging the workshop, to learning how to make flower arrangements, to making deliveries to those in local healthcare facilities that need an emotional boost and a moment of kindness. If you or your group want to make an impact with Random Acts of Flowers by volunteering or making a donation, please call us at 865-633-9082, email us at info@, or visit our website at and fill out the Individual or Group Volunteer form.

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