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Susan Cafferty Publisher + Editor
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10 years of experience, award-winning designers, Sandy Kozar and Rachael Sheridan of the Kozar Design Team and Decorating Den Interiors, discuss the importance of the client and designer relationship in achieving the ideal home interior.
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Contact Information Post Office Box 24532 Knoxville, TN 37933 865-640-3015 Photo by Golightly Studios
11 Fleenor Security Systems
Random Acts of Flowers...........................10
15 Brothers Bedding
Insights & Highlights....................................26
Six reasons to protect your home and loved ones. Custom made mattresses “fresh out of the oven” for your comfort.
17 Raintree Terrace
Food and Recipes........................................30
An assisted living and memory care community with a blend of privacy, safety, security, and community.
Knox Heritage................................................ 42
34 Designer Garages
Calendar of Events......................................46
Discover how your garage can be your ultimate entertainment space.
36 Meadow View
Your garden to-do list to start off the spring season.
Travel and Recreation................................48
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From the Publisher
HIS MONTH begins with the celebration of Easter. This holiday of renewal reminds us all that fresh starts are indeed possible. And aren’t we all looking forward to starting something new and being refreshed right about now! Refresh the interior of your home with the look you’ve always wanted with the help of the help of the Kozar Design Team. Professionals, like Sandy on our cover, have the experience and industry connections to provide everything from furnishings to lighting to window treatments that create the perfect setting to enjoy your interior spaces to their fullest potential. And don’t neglect the other important inside areas of your home. Would a good night’s sleep on a new, comfortable bed create the fresh start you’ve been needing? Maybe roll out shelving would make your
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kitchen cabinets and pantry more usable? Or is it your garage that needs some refreshing? In most cases, the garage is the last thing you see when leaving and the first thing you see when arriving home, so why not make that a much more enjoyable experience? Need some refreshing of the outdoor variety? This month, Dogwood Arts continues to celebrate its namesake with special garden tours, a downtown festival on the weekend of the 23rd and, of course, the many neighborhood trails that can be enjoyed by everyone. Spring can be short in East Tennessee, so be sure to visit their website for area trail maps and get out there among the beautiful trees and flowers! The end of April brings us Earth Day and Arbor Day, we encourage all of our readers to find one specific way to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and to plant a tree. May we suggest a dogwood?
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interior designer is perhaps the only thing more challenging than decorating your new home or redecorating your existing home. “A great interior designer possesses extraordinary listening skills,” replied Sandy Kozar, owner of Decorating Den Interiors, when asked what she felt was the single most important characteristic of a successful interior designer. Sandy went on to say that a skilled interior designer is also a capable facilitator. “Your designer will ask a multitude of questions about you, your family and lifestyle, how you envision your home being used now and in the future, your personal preferences and individual tastes. And you should always be made
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to feel that you are a welcomed and integral part of the design team. Your completed design should be a reflection of who you are.” Sandy, an award-winning and professionally trained designer, and her multi-talented design group have been featured on HGTV as a Pro Network Designer, Best of Houzz three years in a row for customer service, and Dream Room Winner. Well-known and respected throughout the Knoxville area for her creative planning and design of both residential and commercial spaces, Sandy’s designs are featured in the popular “The Kitchen Bible” book by Barbara Ballinger, “Love Your Home,” a newly published book by Carol Donayre-Bugg, and is a frequent contributor to Everything Knoxville
Magazine and East Tennessee’s Mountain Views. Readers may also be familiar with Sandy’s work from her multiple Knoxville Parade of Homes entries and local designer Home & Garden tours. Sandy and her team at Decorating Den Interiors have won multiple awards for their designs in an International Dream Room competition. In this month’s issue of Everything Knoxville, we are excited to share our recent interview with Sandy. EK: Sandy, what would you say sets you and your design team apart from your peers? Sandy: As degreed professional designers, our team possesses the education and experience required to design beautiful and functional spaces for our clients. We typically do not sell design hours, focusing
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“In the end, it was our vision because they listened to what we wanted and presented choices that we made. It was a positive experience from start to finish. We are happy with every single purchase and the overall look is exactly what we wanted!” Melissa and Eric – happy clients and new friends!
instead on the quality of the products and services each client desires to realize the greatest impact for their budget. This unique approach allows us to spend the time necessary to design complete and beautiful living spaces and not be focused on the clock. We can offer our clients a curated collection of fine furnishings, upholstery, custom window treatments, accessories, art, and more, with access nationally and internationally. We provide good, better, best, and even luxury lines for our clients with classic styling, alongside the latest trends for today’s lifestyles. Clients also appreciate that we offer a complimentary consultation, including virtual consultations. EK: What is included in your complimentary consultation? Sandy: We tour your home and conduct a detailed question and answer session to understand what the client is looking for and considerations to include in the recommended design of their home. It helps us to understand their personality, needs, likes, and dislikes to create a tailored, unique design. We also help establish the client’s budget to determine the project scope, after which we schedule the design appointment and start making the “magic” happen for the client. EK: How long does it take for the “magic,” as you have described it, to happen? Sandy: If you truly want a beautiful room, it takes time, but it’s always worth the wait! After your initial consultation, we create a comprehensive design to include three-dimensional space plans, renderings, and elevations, as well as finish and fabric samples, fully customized for each project within two weeks. Once the design is finalized, we place and track all orders, updating our client on the status, inspecting as it arrives, then scheduling our team to be on-site to bring everything together in one visit, just like you see on HGTV. We find that revealing the transformation this way really makes a statement! EK: Share with our readers what you enjoy most about interior design. Sandy: We genuinely enjoy the opportunity to exercise our creative skills, but our real passion is to involve our clients in this collaborative and continued... April 202 1
“Our real passion is to involve our clients in this collaborative and transformative process.” transformative process. It’s difficult to describe just how much this energizes us. The experience of creating something tangible from our clients’ dreams, wishes, personal tastes, preferences, and lifestyles is more rewarding than you can imagine. But even more rewarding are the personal friendships that have resulted from our close working relationships with our clients. We have been exceptionally blessed with so many new friends. EK: Sandy, what is the best way for a prospective client to reach out to you? Sandy: I suggest they first visit our website to view our portfolio and read "How We Work" at www.SandyKozar.DecoratingDen.com. From there, give us a call and we will discuss your project and schedule your complimentary in-home or virtual consultation. EK: Thank you for this opportunity to help our readers discover the Decorating Den Interiors – Kozar Design Team Difference.
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F YOU’RE a wine lover, you may dream of building a cellar of your own. But if the time isn’t right to take on a project of that scale, it doesn’t mean you can’t have an appetizer before you get to the main course! Beautiful wine storage is within reach, custom-designed to suit your décor - and your taste in vino. Here are some factors to consider when creating a budget-friendly wine nook that won’t be short on sophistication. Space Think outside the box when it comes to a location for your special wine spot. Is there room under a stairwell? An unused corner of the kitchen pantry? Creative wine storage can be designed to fit any space, housing everything from a mid-sized collection to a select grouping of favorites. Racking When wine is stored upright, natural corks can dry out, letting damaging air and bacteria into the bottle. Custom-designed storage combinations of pegs, columns, and diamond bins will allow your bottles
to safely rest on their sides, preventing “cork taint” by keeping corks moist. Finishes Choose natural wood to avoid gas-emitting stains and finishes that can contaminate your wine. Use non-toxic butcher block oil to seal and protect your racks. If you add lighting, use LED, which won’t give off heat. Create a custom-designed home for your wine with the help of the design team at Closets by McKenry. You’ll treat your bottles to their own elegant storage until the day your full cellar is in view!
Closets by McKenry 201 Center Park Drive, #1070 Knoxville, TN 37922 865.249.6382 www.ClosetsbyMcKenry.com
Help Your Team Bloom at Random Acts of Flowers
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we realize the importance of working together within a team and strengthening the relationships among its members. Engaging in a Full or Half-Day of Service with us offers your team the opportunity to engage and work with each other outside of your regular job setting while giving back to our community. Our workshop is organized, cleaned, and sanitized daily to ensure that we offer a workspace that is clean, highly functional, and a great place for team building and having fun! We can be flexible on times and activities in order to meet the needs
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of your business or organization. Activities can include re-purposing donated flowers, arranging floral bouquets, delivering bouquets to local healthcare facilities, or helping to coordinate a fundraising event or vase drive. These activities allow participants to experience the therapeutic benefits that come along with working with flowers, as well as the joy and satisfaction of knowing their efforts will have a positive impact on others. In addition, our Flowers After Hours events are a great way for groups to spend meaningful time together having fun and participating in our mission. There are
public Flowers After Hours scheduled every other month (listed on our website), and we also offer private Flowers After Hours for groups of 12 or more. Make your team stronger while helping Random Acts of Flowers achieve our mission of delivering recycled flowers, hope, and personal moments of kindness to those in local healthcare facilities! For further information about making a donation, having a Random Acts of Flowers event, or volunteering details, please call us at 865-633-9082, email us at info@ RAFKnoxville.org, or visit our website at www.RAFKnoxville.org.
6 Things You Should Know About Home Security Systems
HERE ARE many considerations when installing a home security system, including the benefits of the latest home convenience features now offered. In our 40 years of serving East Tennessee families, here are just a few of the reasons why homeowners choose Fleenor Security Systems to protect their homes and loved ones. 1. Protect valuables Protecting valuables, of course, is the benefit most people immediately think of regarding home security. We likely all know someone who has lost electronics, jewelry, or other high-value items due to a home invasion. The tragedy can intensify if the stolen valuable is an irreplaceable family heirloom. While using a safe can help protect irreplaceable items, a home security system has an alarm that can scare off many would-be burglars - before they are inside - and notify the local authorities if someone does attempt a break-in. 2. Deter crime A 2009 study by Rutgers found that as the number of home security systems increased in an area, the number of
residential robberies decreases - even for people who did not own a security system. Having a security system not only protects you; it also helps deter crime and create a safer neighborhood for everyone. 3. Allow remote access to your home Modern security systems now allow you to remotely monitor your home from your phone when you’re not there. You can monitor security cameras installed throughout your home, control smart thermostats, smart keyless door locks, smart lighting, and other smart devices in every room of your home. 4. Lower homeowner insurance premiums Having a monitored system in your home can lower your homeowner’s insurance premiums. These savings, combined with instant access to police and emergency responders, makes a security system a great value. 5. Notification of fire alarm or gas leak You can opt-in to receive notifications if your smoke alarms or carbon monoxide detectors go off when you’re away from home. You can even set up the system to notify authorities in the event of these emergencies.
6. Provide peace of mind The sense of security and comfort you gain with an alarm system is perhaps the most prominent benefit of all. Next to being protected, the confidence of feeling safe will help you be a more productive, healthy, and focused person. Adding a security system to your home gives you an extra layer of defense against any potential intruders. Whether you rent or own, you can enjoy the benefits that come with having a security system. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with a professional at Fleenor Security to see how a security system can better protect your valuables and loved ones.
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The Best Spring Update for Your Home
OUR HARDWOOD floors were once the pride and joy of your home. Now, instead of adding to the overall appearance of your home, they detract from it, causing you to strategically arrange area rugs over high traffic and damaged areas in an attempt to camouflage them. Throughout the years, UV damage, normal daily wear and tear, scratches, minor water damage, and a host of other mishaps have transformed your once magnificent hardwood floors into an eyesore that you try to hide. There’s a solution that we are all familiar with: Refinishing. However, many of us are reluctant to refinish our home’s hardwood floors because of the negative refinishing stories others have shared with us, such as dust from sanding permeates every square inch of your home and there’s an overpowering odor of stains and finishes. Sadly, many of those stories are true. But, even more sadly, these types of experiences don’t need to be repeated but often are. There have been significant technological advances in hardwood flooring refinishing that have all but eliminated these most common homeowner complaints. Bona, the world’s foremost name in the wood floor care and refinishing industry, has developed a system that eliminates the dust and odors associated with hardwood floor refinishing. In East Tennessee, European Fine Hardwood Floors, who are recipients of the much
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coveted Bona Certified Craftsman honor, has invested in the training and technology to provide you with the dustless and odor free hardwood floor refinish experience you deserve. With Bona’s vacuum technology, dust from sanding is safely removed using a high-efficiency vacuum system with HEPA filters. These vacuums, placed outside your home, are connected to European Fine Hardwood Floors’ refinishing equipment using high-volume vacuum hoses. The result? Dustless refinishing! This, combined with their low to no odor stains and finishes, ensures that your hardwood floor refinishing experience will be a positive one. Just ask their customers. With well-learned craftsmanship and state-ofthe-art vacuum systems, European Fine Hardwood Floors is truly a cut above your typical hardwood flooring installer or refinisher. To learn more, or to request your no-obligation, in-home consultation/ estimate, call European Fine Hardwood Floors to update your home’s hardwood floors this spring.
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“Several years ago we refinished our hardwood floors. Upon meeting Valera and Svetlana, we were immediately impressed with their professionalism and knowledge. Valera was very hard working and meticulous. The job was completed on time, there was no mess or dust to clean up, and the floors were restored to a higher level than we had previously seen. We recently purchased another house and called Valera and Svetlana to refinish the floors. Again, the results were outstanding. Friends and visitors always compliment our beautiful floors and often ask who did the work. We are happy to recommend they call EFHF. They are fine craftsmen and delightful people to work with. Seeing them again for the new project was like meeting with old friends.” - Bob Marquis
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N BEHALF of the entire Hunt family, as we begin our 9th year in business, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for both your support and encouragement since we launched Premiere Consignment in Tellico Village. In addition to offering incredible savings on thousands of square feet of quality, name brand, pre-owned furniture, home décor, lamps, Oriental and area rugs, and art from homes in area lake and golf front communities, including Tellico Village and Rarity Bay, Premiere Consignment also provides the opportunity to sell your unused personal items through our eBay store. We are the perfect venue to take full advantage of this continuously growing selling phenomenon. The key to success in selling many of your household items at the highest price is to target a marketplace with the largest number of potential buyers. Through the power of eBay’s millions of buyers, products can often sell much faster and at a much higher price than you might expect – and with very little effort on your part. Here’s how it works: Potential items are evaluated at our intake area; accepted items receive a tracking number. Those items are then professionally photographed. Item description, pricing, and photographs are entered on eBay’s website. As items are sold, they’re carefully packed and shipped to the winning bidder. You then receive payment for your sold items! To get positive results on eBay, items need to be presented in as professional a manner as possible. Premiere Consignment has made a significant investment in photographic and lighting equipment, computer software, and hardware to bring the power of eBay to you. Our expertise ensures quality photos with well-written descriptions. And because buyers are often reluctant to purchase from sellers with limited records or no track record at all, Premiere Consignment’s high eBay seller rating is another plus. With the quality and quantity of items we sell on eBay, we give potential buyers the peace of mind that comes from selecting a seller with an established track record. To learn how to take advantage of a world of opportunity to sell many of your unused household items through Premiere Consignment, powered by eBay, call us at 865-458-9721 or visit us at 320 Lakeside Plaza in Loudon today. Premiere Consignment 320 Lakeside Plaza Loudon, TN 37774 865.458.9721 www.premiereconsignment.com
Custom Made for Your Comfort
ROTHERS BEDDING Mattress Factory is “the home of the 2-sided mattress” - we hand-craft our own mattress brand right here in Knoxville. Locally owned and operated since 1938, Brothers Bedding is the factory direct concept that eliminates the middleman’s extra costs and markups and passes on the savings directly to the consumer. At Brother’s Bedding, we understand that a mattress purchase is a very big decision and strive to make the shopping experience very smooth and easy for all our customers. Quality always begins with the materials composing your mattress - whether you are searching for latex, memory foam, or innerspring, only superior materials make the Brothers Bedding cut. With experienced sales people who can suggest which mattress is best suited for you and your budget, our goal is to build the best mattresses in the bedding industry, and we understand that mattresses are not “one-size-fits-all.” Your hand-crafted mattress will be tailored specifically for you, your needs, and, most importantly, your comfort so you can get that perfect night’s sleep every night! For peace of mind, we offer up to a 20-year, non-prorated warranty and give you 365 days to sleep on your mattress, and if for any reason within the first year you want to adjust the comfort, it’s only a call away. Brother’s Bedding will promptly pick up your mattress, adjust it to the new comfort desired, and ask you to come to the factory to test it before we bring it back to your home. And because 90% of the mattresses we sell are 2-sided, our customers
Brothers Bedding Mattress Factory is also a wholesale manufacturer of high-quality bedding that is truly customizable. We craft custom mattresses for RVs, boats, antique bed frames, sleeper sofas, trucks, etc. Basically, if you can dream it, we can make it. Because we ARE the factory, we can provide uniquely luxurious mattresses at prices lower than the brand names. Custom made “fresh out of the oven!” enjoy continuous comfort for many years by flipping their mattresses regularly. A Brother’s Bedding 2-sided mattress saves money, minimizes body impressions, and gives your mattress a much longer life. Now Offering Posh+Lavish Mattresses and Accessories While Brothers Bedding Mattress Factory prides itself on our mattress, we also offer great name brands such as Posh+Lavish. A Posh+Lavish mattress is one of life’s genuine pleasures. Built in the USA by teams of skilled tradesmen, Posh+Lavish is dedicated to sourcing and using the most top-notch, natural materials available. These natural “ingredients” like latex, cotton, and wool contribute to the luxury and unmatched quality of sleep. Posh+Lavish mattresses are an ultimate expression of caring for both body and mind by recognizing your spine’s need for long lasting support and your muscles’ need to rest and restore themselves throughout each and every night. Now Posh+Lavish offers the freedom to elevate just one side of the bed without
disturbing your partner’s sleep or losing closeness. Split head technology allows each person to move independently while not having a big gap in the middle of the mattress like most adjustable beds. So if you’re ready to experience pure muscle relaxation while you sleep with adjustable convenience, look no further. Posh+Lavish mattresses provide the ultimate in tension and pressure relief like no other product on the market. At Posh+Lavish, their dream is to grow their company in order to further influence the world for good by donating a percentage of all profits to CURE International - a network of hospitals and medical programs that provides healing to children who either cannot afford or do not have access to proper treatments. Posh+Lavish have the passion and purpose to be sleep enthusiasts with the simple belief that better sleep can truly enhance peoples’ lives, generating extra energy and bigger smiles! At the end of the day, Posh+Lavish are people helping people have a better future. Posh+Lavish can ONLY be found at Brothers Bedding Mattress Factory showrooms in Knoxville, Sevierville, and Maryville. For more information and to find the location nearest you, visit www.BrothersBedding.com.
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Spring 2021 T HE IDEA
for spring and summer 2021 is casual comfor t… even before the Covid-19 pandemic, fashion had been headed in an overall comfier direction for some time! The athleisure category has held strong for years, and stylish sneakers have Brenda & Ivy overtaken sleek high heels as the footwear of choice for women everywhere. Best of all, there’s now a comfortable look for everyone! Matching lounge sets have become a huge style staple whether it be funky tie-dye or simple all black, these coordinated outfits can take you from morning errands to afternoon Zoom calls with ease. If the matchy-matchy outfits aren’t your thing, an outfit made up of comfortable separates may be the 2021 trend you should explore. Try a cotton jogger pant paired with a statement t-shirt - perhaps one with puff sleeves (all hail the return of the ’80s!) or a colorful print. Of course all the comfortable outfits for the upcoming season are best paired with sneakers! Whether you choose a simple white, a funky print, a pastel color, or a stylish platform, each sneaker “look” has its place in the fashion world for spring 2021. At The Lily Pad, we have evolved with these ever-changing times to offer our customers the stylish comfort we are all looking for - and a safe environment to shop in.
Happy shopping! Brenda The Lily Pad Boutique 209 N. Main Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423.337.5537 www.lilypadboutiqueonline.com
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O C AT E D I N t h e m o u nt a i n s of Knoxville, Tennessee, Raintree Terrace is an assis ted living and memor y care community where residents enjoy the comforts of home with the opportunity to get to know their neighbors. Striving to offer services that address the mind, body, and spirit of our residents, we provide the utmost care in a vibrant and comfortable living environment. No matter where you are in life’s journey, home is meant to be a place of relaxed contentment. Here, you can enjoy the independence of your own personal living space with the resources and care of our staff. At Raintree Terrace, our amenities are aimed at promoting a pleasant atmosphere where you can enjoy quality time with your guests and make new friendships. Our neighborhood offers you or your loved ones a beautiful blend of privacy, safety, security, and community to create a warm and familiar environment. With our novel approach to enhanced dining, residents enjoy a warm and comfortable dining room where their culinary experience is based on personal tastes and favorite homestyle meals. We strive to create unique, flavorful menus with a variety of options, making nearly everything from scratch. Exciting new seasonal dishes are accented with Raintree Terrace’s signature touch and attention to detail. Our lifestyle program at Raintree Terrace allows residents to create their own schedules. Thoughtfully designed to connect you with family, friends, and the community, our program truly inspires, challenges – even dares you to be more adventurous. With a host of optional outings, residents can create their own schedule based on interests, preferences, routines, and abilities. Our Community Offers the Following: • Private studios and companion suites • Private bathrooms • Balconies • Housekeeping services • Pet-friendly • Activity and game rooms • Salon • Library • Multiple dining areas • Transportation options • And much more! To learn more about Raintree Terrace, call us at 865-291-1385 or visit us online at www.raintreeterraceseniorliving.com. Raintree Terrace Senior Living 555 Rain Forest Road Knoxville, TN 37923 865.291.1385 www.raintreeterraceseniorliving.com
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ELL , IT happened again. I got a call from an adult daughter whose dad had just died, and she and her four siblings could not find the will. I knew her dad, and Yvonne Marsh, we agreed that there was no way CFP®, CPA he would have left them hanging like that. He was an organized, methodical man. Her mom had already passed, and there was literally no one to ask. They turned his house upside down, visited several banks looking for a safe deposit box, and finally had to hire an attorney to help them get the daughter established as an executor. You can imagine how hard this was for the family, trying to plan a funeral and contain their grief while feeling adrift, not knowing what their dad’s final wishes really were. I wish I could say I’ve never seen this scenario play out before, but that wouldn’t be true. So here’s my chance to be your little nudge to ensure your family doesn’t find themselves in this same tragic predicament. I suggest you: • Get your legal planning done NOW, including an updated will, financial powers of attorney, and healthcare directives. • Tell your executor where your original will is kept. (They cannot probate a copy; it must be the original.) • If your will is in a safe deposit box, make the executor a signatory and give them a key. • If your kids will inherit pre-tax IRA money, put a note on your will that says “Stop! Do nothing until you talk to a qualified CPA or tax professional.” You can’t un-ring the tax bell if they make a wrong move. • Check your beneficiary designations on all IRAs and 401ks, and make sure you have named primary and back-up beneficiaries to keep those accounts out of your probate estate. We’ve also created a Sound Solutions Checklist to help you inventory your personal, financial, and legal affairs that will give your family a lighted path to follow when that day comes. It’s yours to download for free at www.marshwealth.com/checklist. Trust me, they’ll thank you for it. Marsh Wealth Management, LLC Fiduciary Registered Investment Advisor 504 Ebenezer Road Knoxville, TN 37923 865.622.2162 www.marshwealth.com
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The Town Framery & Gifts
OPEN HOUSE April 1st – 17th
T’S THAT TIME of year again for our Annual Spring Open House! Join us April 1st through April 17th to enjoy a fabulous sales tax-free shopping experience at your convenience! While attending our Spring Open House, you will receive a discount off of framing, or you can pick up a coupon for future use. By extending our Open House dates, we will be able to observe proper social distancing for your shopping comfort. While we aren’t able to serve food, we will be fully stocked in all our dips, jams, jellies, and more. Come and shop for gifts, home décor, garden accessories, and more to liven up your home for spring and summer! You will also enjoy the works of local artists and crafters, too.
You do not want to miss all the adorable critters, bunnies, frogs, birds, and pigs! New linens, from table runners to tea towels, are here to accent your home as well. We also have some new art, too! During our Spring Open House, be sure to register for door prizes, which will be drawn on April 17th. The staff of The Town Framery & Gifts look forward to welcoming you! Think big... shop small!
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Dogwood Arts Kicks Off 2021 Spring Celebration
I N C E 195 5 , Dog wood Ar t s has hosted Knoxville’s favorite springtime celebration. What started as a neighborhood beautification project has blossomed into a year-round celebration of our region’s art, culture, and natural beauty. With spring finally here, Dogwood Arts is gearing up to do it all again with a mixture of in-person and virtual events. Dogwood Arts is opening the season with a bang by distributing more than 10,000 Art Kits for Kids to art students in Knox, Anderson, and Blount County schools as they return from spring break. The Art Kits for Kids program started as a pandemic response initiative in April 2020 and is now part of the organization’s ongoing efforts. A charitable contribution of art and educational supplies from Newell Brands allowed the organization to expand the program exponentially, getting valuable supplies into the hands of students across the region. Knoxville’s historic Dogwood Trails date back to 1955 and today cover more than 85 miles in 12 neighborhoods throughout the city. Visitors are invited to walk, drive, or bike the Trails as they take in the natural scenic beauty of East Tennessee in the springtime. The Dogwood Trails, Open Gardens, and Camera Sites are open April 1-30. Open Gardens and Camera Sites are open from 10 am to 5 pm daily. Holston Hills is the 2021 Featured Dogwood Trail. Established in 1956, the Holston Hills Dogwood Trail is located in an architecturally diverse neighborhood that offers sweeping views of the Holston River alongside panoramic vistas of the rolling East Tennessee hills. Beautiful lots in this neighborhood tend to be situated on big, rolling hills with old-growth trees and an abundance of spring-flowering dogwoods. Everyone is invited to participate in Chalk
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(Your) Walk, a community-wide event that encourages artists of all ages to create oneof-a-kind chalk artworks on neighborhood sidewalks, driveways, and public spaces! This virtual competition runs April 3-12 and is open to individual artists and families throughout Knoxville and the surrounding counties. Next, visitors can experience two spectacular private gardens that will be open to the public for one weekend only for our Featured Gardens event on April 17 from 10 am to 5 pm and April 18 from 12 to 5 pm. The Anderson Estate and GATOP (God’s Answer to our Prayers) will be open this year. This event is free to attend, though a $5 on-site donation is encouraged. From April 23-25, the well-loved Dogwood Arts Festival will move to the beautifully redesigned Performance Lawn at World’s Fair Park. The event will feature the work of 75 art vendors working in mixed media, pottery, painting, photography, glass, jewelry, sculpture, and more. The move to World’s Fair Park will allow visitors to mask up and support these talented artists with plenty of room to safely distance. And the fun doesn’t stop after April! Another round of world-class sculptures and bold, bright new murals will be popping up all across Knoxville, Oak Ridge, and Blount County this summer as a part of our Art in Public Places Program. It’s time again to welcome another blooming East Tennessee spring! Follow Dogwood Arts on Facebook or visit www.dogwoodarts.com to discover more about the events, programs, and exhibits featured this season. Dogwood Arts, presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union, is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to promote and celebrate our region’s art, culture, and natural beauty. For event details and Covid-19 safety measures, visit www.dogwoodarts.com.
ADDITIONAL UPCOMING DOGWOOD ARTS EVENTS: Bikes & Blooms / Hikes & Blooms April - May Experience the outdoors the lean, green way - on a bicycle by way of an organized ride or on one of our expert-led group hikes. These events are free to attend, although attendance is limited and preregistration is required. Regional Art Exhibition June 4 Fine art encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established regional artists will be showcased at the Emporium Center Gallery. Art in Public Places: Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition June - May 2022 This world-class exhibition of large-scale outdoor sculptures enlivens downtown Knoxville, the McGhee Tyson Airport, Zoo Knoxville, The Muse Children’s Museum, ORNL Federal Credit Union branches, and Jackson Square in Oak Ridge. The 2020-2021 exhibition will be replaced in mid-June with an exciting new selection of public art.
Photos courtesy of Dogwood Arts
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Shift Your Garage into High Gear It Starts with the Floor
ONE ARE the days when you had to settle for a drab, oil-stained, cement-gray garage floor. Today, your garage floor can be as beautiful as any other room in your home. For a striking and durable garage floor coating that is easy to maintain, Knoxville’s PremierGarage can transform an oil-stained, pitted, and peeling epoxy-coated garage floor into a showroom quality look. PremierGarage, serving East Tennessee for more than 13 years, combines its proprietary hybrid polymer flooring system technology with their extensive industry knowledge and experience to provide a high-quality finish that is chemical, stain, and slip resistant. It is the toughest floor coating available and: • Stands up against the heat and friction of hot tires. • Resists chipping, peeling, fading, or stains. • Protects the concrete from the harsh chemicals and liquids that leak from your automobile. The coating also protects the concrete floor from the water, salt, and snow your car brings into the garage, which promote deterioration and cracking. • Resists spills, including water, gasoline,
oil, other auto fluids, and paint thinner. • Reduces the buildup of allergens, dust, and dirt that cling to unfinished concrete. • Cleans up easily; nothing sticks to the surface, so spills are no problem. For general cleanup, you only need a mop and water. • Comes with a 10-year warranty. • Increases the value of your house. The two-day process starts with technicians who diamond grind the floor to the ideal
The Guild of the Knoxville Museum of Art Presents Artists on Location 2021
HE GUILD of the Knoxville Museum of Art presents Artists on Location 2021, to promote the museum’s connection to the local and regional art community. At the end of the week, there is an art show and sale at the Knoxville Museum of Art, located at 1050 World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville, April 24 from 5:30 to 9 pm that provides both new and seasoned collectors a rare opportunity to buy original paintings of Knoxville and East Tennessee. From April 19-23, talented artists selected through a careful, juried process will be painting outdoors in and around the Knoxville area. The public is invited to watch AOL’s artists in action as they capture on canvas a wide variety of subject matter, from urban street scenes to pastoral garden settings. The artists’ specific locations will be published on www.knoxart.org prior to the event and will be followed on the KMA Guild’s Instagram page @artistsonlocation. Covid-19 safety protocols will be in effect for this annual art show and sale. Proceeds will benefit both participating artists and the Knoxville Museum of Art. Reservations are required. Visit www.knoxart.org for details.
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surface condition to achieve a permanent chemical bond that substantially outlives traditional epoxies. The polyurea topcoat, which cures two times harder than epoxy, provides a continuous, non-porous coating surface that naturally resists various liquids that may leak from your automobile’s engine. It’s like armor for your concrete floor. Your garage will look more “finished,” and cleanup requires only a hose or mop. Available in hundreds of chip and color combinations, you can customize your garage flooring to fit your home and style. PremierGarage’s flooring solutions are also suitable for commercial and light industrial applications. Call PremierGarage of Knoxville and discover the affordability of transforming your garage floor. Home really does begin in the garage!
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HE KITCHEN is probably the hardest working room in your home. We all want it to be beautiful, but it’s where we cook, bake, gather, and store essentials like food, supplies, and pots and pans, so it has to be functional. A well-thought out kitchen has plenty of storage to keep countertops clear and is designed so you can quickly and easily find what you need and conveniently reach it. ShelfGenie is the true turn-key leader in kitchen innovation At ShelfGenie, we design, build, and install custom Glide-Out™ shelves for your existing cabinets and pantries. They increase storage by up to 50% and pull out their full depth so you can access the entire shelf front to back. Each shelf can hold up to 100 lbs and is made in America using high-quality materials and superior craftsmanship. We do not use one-size-fits-all, big box store substitutes. Our process begins and ends with the homeowner 1. Our design consultant will get to know your exact needs during our free, in-home consultation and will provide you with a free 3-D design of your kitchen so you’ll see exactly what your new kitchen space will look like. 2. Your Glide-Out™ shelves will be manufactured in our very own manufacturing facility to your exact specifications. 3. Our licensed, professional installer will then install your order in one day. Finally, your designer will reach out to ensure you’re completely 100% satisfied. Enjoy your innovative new kitchen Turn frustration with your kitchen into joy. You can expect to increase storage, reduce clutter and wasted time looking for items, and avoid having to bend, twist, or reach into the backs of cabinets.
What our awesome clients have to say “Awesome folks to deal with. Great workmanship.” - D.A., Knoxville “We love the new shelves. They are truly life changing in the kitchen.” - R.K., Knoxville “Great improvement to what I had and very happy with the people I worked with.” - S.O., Vonore “I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my new kitchen pull-out shelves. Very professional.” - K.B., Powell “Love my new pantry shelves! They are sturdy and beautifully installed. Great customer service and friendly folks.” - M.M, Loudon To learn more or to schedule your free consultation, call 865-409-1197 or visit www.shelfgenie.com.
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Introducing our Chocolate Graham Cracker Bowl made of chocolate graham crackers, bananas, keto chocolate pudding, almond milk, unjury medical grade chocolate protein and agave and topped with coconut whip cream, cacao nibs and natural peanut butter. We only use natural sweeteners and no dairy products. This bowl is fantastic and is available at the smoothie bar inside believeRX, 9627 Countryside Center Lane in Knoxville, 865.214.6672, www.believeRXknoxville.com.
Tina Curry is a clay and bronze sculptor living in Knoxville. All of her sculptures are hand-built, so each has its own distinctive personality and characteristics. Alternative firing techniques using natural elements of horse hair, sawdust, banana peels, coffee, manure, and salt create an organic fusion. The fire, smoke, and fumes dance to create more natural surface effects and colorations. To see more of her one-of-akind creations, visit www.curryoriginals.com or Instagram @tinasculptress.
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Vintage leather wrapped giraffes. Largest is roughly 27�, medium is 19�, and smallest is 9�. Beautifully hand painted with glass eyes and leather ears. Sturdy standing and a complement to an array of interior styles! Available at Premiere Consignment, 320 Lakeside Plaza in Tellico Village, 865.458.9721, www.premiereconsignment.com.
THE TOWN FRAMERY & GIFTS
Measure April showers with these beautiful watering can rain gauges. Available at The Town Framery & Gifts, 12814 Kingston Pike in Farragut, 865.671.6627, www.thetownframery.com.
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The perfect combination of comfort and style... Softinos sneakers! Available in a variety of fun spring colors at The Lily Pad Boutique, 209 N. Main Street in Sweetwater, 423.337.5537, www.lilypadboutiqueonline.com.
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All the classic Tennessee Toffee Co. flavors in one place. Now you don’t have to choose between toffees - enjoy a blissful smattering of our classic flavors in one sweet box. This sampler is available year-round and includes 6 Mini Bags of our hand-crafted toffees. Available at Tennessee Toffee Co., 1006 N. Main Street in Sweetwater, 865.684.0287, www.tntoffee.com.
This luxurious centerpiece features faux Coral Vanda Orchids and is suspended in a glass vase. Each bloom, leaf, and stem is individually wired to maintain realistic form, while the subtle colorations, shadings, and striations in the natural flower are duplicated to perfection. Perfect for year-round beauty! Available at Decorating Den Interiors | Kozar Design Team, 521 Lovell Rd., Suite 205 in Knoxville, 865.392.6222, www.SandyKozar.DecoratingDen.com.
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Janie Hendrix BY R A N DY PAT T E R S O N , B O O M E R O C I T Y.C O M
USIC LOVING baby boomers certainly know who Jimi Hendrix was. For those who don’t know who he was, he was one of the most influential guitarists in the history of rock music. In his very short career (he died in 1970 at the age of 27), he recorded four albums, became famous worldwide, and was known for playing an otherworldly version of the national anthem at Woodstock. Upon his death, his estate (albums, publishing, etc.) was worth an estimated $5 million. He died without a will, so that left countless legal loose ends. His father, Al, was the sole heir and executor of Jimi’s estate. After Al Hendrix’s death in 2002, Jimi’s baby sister (by marriage), Janie, began managing his estate, taking it over when it was reportedly $25 million in debt. She is currently president and CEO of Experience Hendrix, LLC. According to one report, under Janie’s management, Jimi’s estate is ranked number five in all-time grossing revenues for a recording artist, after Elvis Presley, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Bob Marley. Janie keeps her brother’s legacy alive through new and/or remastered products. Recently, the estate has released the new documentary, “Music, Money, Madness... Jimi Hendrix in Maui,” which chronicles the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s storied visit to Maui and how the band became ensnared with the ill-fated Rainbow Bridge movie. It also incorporates never-before-released original footage and new interviews. Additionally, Janie and Yoko Ono have joined forces (among other principals) to launch The Coda Collection - a new music-centric channel on Amazon Prime. I reached out to Janie to discuss the story behind the new channel and other things that Experience Hendrix, LLC is undertaking.
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Janie said of the new channel: “The Coda Collection is a channel that allows for the audience to basically have a backstage pass to all the shows. I love Yoko and what she’s done to help preserve John’s legacy. I’ve learned that she’s just this wonderful, generous woman that has gotten a bad rap over the years. I think some people don’t really know her or what her missions and goals are. But she really has dedicated her life to preserving John Lennon’s legacy.” Shifting the conversation to the subject of her brother’s music, I asked for her thoughts as to why she feels it has stood the test of time. “I think the fact that Jimi wrote more than 200 songs - he definitely shared his voice, and that’s within a four-year period of time,” she said. “His music is not just rock, but blues. His guitar playing - he’s still one of the best guitarists in the world, and he’s been gone longer than he had walked the earth. I really feel like when a musician or any person is on this earth and they have a mission to accomplish - and Jimi did - their trade, their task, what they were sent here to do - for Jimi, it was a message of love, and that’s what he gave. And so his music being a three-piece band, having such an amazing sound with only three pieces - I’m not talking about what he created at Woodstock, but the Experience and the Band of Gypsies - there are three people - a bass, a drummer, and him and what he created, the sounds, is hard for people to even replicate to this day. He challenged people’s souls in their lives then, and he continues to do so now.” When asked what the receptivity has been
on the new documentary, “Music, Money, Madness... Jimi Hendrix in Maui,” Janie shared, “Well, I think a lot of fans are like you. They’re hungry for the music. At one point the fans wanted us just to hand it all over. Eddie Kramer was Jimi’s engineer at the time when Jimi was alive and continues to be Jimi’s engineer, and we really do put a lot of care and take the time that’s necessary to sort through the music and put together projects that make sense. Initially, it took us two years to fight in the courts to get our rights back. And then, upon doing that, my dad created Experienced and Authentic Hendrix, which ran both the music and the merchandise side for Jimi. Our goal and our mission was as a family complete company to preserve and protect his legacy. And that’s what we do.” There is so much more to this interview that covers the Seattle area park that honors him, some insight into the relationship between Janie and Jimi, as well as some slight hints about what will be coming out from the Hendrix estate. You can listen to the interview in its entirety by visiting www.boomerocity.com.
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, Boomerocity.com, and has conducted close to 200 interviews with some of the most interesting people in music.
The new OC Brewhouse Cafe + Knoxville’s Premier Listening Room
THE OC BREWHOUSE CAFÉ
Newly renovated, casual, family-friendly atmosphere. Award-winning chef, Kellie Alcorn (Voted one of Knoxville’s Best Chefs in the Knoxville Mercury’s reader poll) creates delectable dishes made with the freshest local ingredients THE GRACELAND STEAK BURGER Locally-sourced beef, peanut butter, bacon, and plantains. It rocks! HEADBANGER STEAK BURGER Custom ground, topped with our OC secret sauce, and served with our beer battered fries. UNIQUE APPETIZERS Try our Sir Mix a Tots or Nachos with our home-made tortilla chips. VEGAN AND VEGETARIAN DISHES From our Beyond Burger to yummy Hummus with Flatbread.
he Open Chord is Knoxville’s premier listening room and music venue that proudly hosts Live Music from top-tier, world-class musicians and singers from all over the globe every week on the infamous OC Stage. Started in 2014 by local business owner and music enthusiast Randy Holmes, the OC Stage has become a favorite venue for professional musicians and local patrons alike. They feature both local and touring bands playing Blues, Rock, Folk, Soul, and more and offer the opportunity for you to take the stage with our Open Mics and Blues Jams.
FREE MUSIC EVENTS EVERY WEEK Visit OpenChordMusic.com to see the line up!
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Chef Curtis Stone Shares Tips for a Happier, More Efficient Kitchen
Cauliflower & Broccoli White Cheddar Pasta Bake
A RT I C L E C O U RT E S Y O F B P T
Serves: 4 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes
HE KITCHEN has long been the heart of the home and now more than ever is central to our lifestyles. With 60% of Americans discovering a greater appreciation for cooking throughout the pandemic and planning to upgrade their kitchens as a result, Michelinstarred Chef Curtis Stone is sharing his favorite appliances, features, and tips that have allowed his family to better savor more time at home. “As a chef, restaurant owner, and father, I’m a strong believer in making your kitchen work harder for you. Whether you prioritize keeping your food fresher longer or find yourself experimenting with new cooking techniques and recipes, here are a few of my latest ‘must-haves’ for maximizing efficiency in the kitchen of 2021.” 1. Put quality first. If you ask me, there are two keys to making good food: Great ingredients and quality appliances. Restaurant-quality results are easy to achieve when you use fresh ingredients - always shop in season - and the right tools. I’m a big fan of appliances that combine power, performance, and high efficiency. The new Bosch industrial-style ranges and rangetops are a great example - sure to turn heads in any kitchen and also keep up with all that extra cooking! 2. Prioritize health and wellness. From the ingredients we’re putting into our bodies to managing busy schedules, health and wellness are an important part of happiness and energy. I recently learned that hydration plays a big role in overall well-being. A recent study found that those who drink six or more glasses of water a day tend to be happier, wake up feeling more refreshed, and are most likely to describe themselves as successful. More than half of Americans are also “ice obsessed” and drink less water if it is not cold or iced. This could not be more true in our home - my boys are always in and out of the refrigerator for cold drinks - which is why a refrigerator that can keep up with our fresh food storage and ice and water habits is key. The latest QuickIcePro System refrigerators from Bosch produce a lot of ice quickly, thanks to one of the fastest ice makers available. 3. Plan, organize, and store for fewer trips to the store. Kitchen organization and fewer grocery runs start with a good list. Opt for versatile ingredients, plan for meals that stretch across multiple days, and again prioritize quality when it comes to storage. My family chose a refrigerator that offers precise temperature and humidity control for maximum freshness. I also recommend organizational features that bring items into view, such as flexible, multi-layered shelving and wide storage bins so nothing gets buried. One of my favorite healthy new recipes, this veggie-packed pasta bake, can not only be made ahead, it also makes for delicious leftovers that can be quickly reheated in the oven for an easy weeknight meal. Check out the full recipe, and cheers to a happier, more efficient 2021 kitchen!
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Ingredients: • 1 head cauliflower, cored, cut into large bitesize florets • 1 pound broccoli florets • Kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper • 1 1/2 cups dried penne • 3 tablespoon olive oil • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely chopped • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour • 2 cups whole milk • 1 cup heavy cream • 1 1/4 cups shredded white cheddar cheese • 1 cup coarse fresh breadcrumbs (made in a food processor or blender from 2 slices bread) • 1/2 cup grated parmesan Directions: Preheat oven on broil mode. Lightly oil a 2-quart baking dish or 4 individual crocks. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add cauliflower and broccoli. Cook for 2 minutes or until broccoli turns bright green. Using strainer, remove vegetables from boiling water and submerge in a large bowl of ice water. Drain and set aside vegetables when cool. Return salted water to a boil. Add penne, stirring often for 7 minutes or until tender but still firm to bite. Drain penne. Heat a large pot over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil, onions, and thyme. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes or until onions are tender and slightly browned. Sprinkle flour over onion mixture, then stir and cook for 1 minute or until pale golden brown. Gradually stir in milk and cream. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring often for 4 minutes or until sauce is lightly thickened and has no raw flour taste. Reduce heat to low, add cheddar cheese, and stir until melted. Season with salt and pepper. Add vegetables and penne to cheese sauce and fold together. Spread evenly in baking dish. In small bowl, toss breadcrumbs, parmesan, and remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to coat, then sprinkle over pasta mixture. Broil for about 4 minutes or until crumbs are golden. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Invest in Your Home, Invest in Your Health BY D AV I D B R E W S T E R , O W N E R O F A Q U A C L E A R WAT E R S YS T E M S , L LC
E AT Aqua Clear Water Systems believe that upgrading yo u r h o m e w it h a w ate r filtration system is the #1 way to increase your home’s value and your family’s health. In the past year, we’ve spent more time in our homes than ever before, and the housing market has absolutely exploded. So, we’d like to give you 5 reasons why a Kinetico Water System is your next best home improvement investment. 1. Improved Water Quality, Taste & Odor. East Tennessee’s water is known for its hardness, as well as chlorine, iron, sediment, and other harmful contaminants polluting the water. A whole house Kinetico water filtration system can remove all of these contaminants to give you tasteless, odorless, and silky feeling soft water throughout your home. 2. Improved Life of Appliances & Fixtures. A system will protect your home from damages caused by a variety of water contaminants! You could be extending the life of your water heater, washing machine, dishwasher, pipes, refrigerator, and more by installing a Kinetico water system, because
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reducing the build-up in these appliances allows them to work efficiently. 3. Increased Value of Your Home. With the housing market booming, we’d love to help you get a bigger bang for your buck when selling. An article titled 10 Upgrades That Increase Home Values by Forbes stated “this amenity will pay off now and in the future when it’s time to sell.” 4. Improved Health. Chlorine is a harmful chemical used to treat bacteria in water. While it’s necessary to kill bacteria, chlorine can’t differentiate between good and bad bacteria. When you shower in chlorinated tap water, your skin absorbs the chlorine like a sponge, leaving your health at risk. To name a few, high amounts of chlorine can cause breathing and lung problems, as well as cancer from THMs agents. Filtering your water could save you from unnecessary illnesses. 5. Improved Skin & Hair. A whole house filtration system reduces the amount of build-up on your appliances, as well as your skin and hair. Who wouldn’t want that? Softened water results in brighter skin, shinier hair, and longer-lasting clothes.
Now that you know the benefits of installing a whole-home filtration system, we’d love the opportunity to help you improve your home in 2021 by doing an in-person or virtual free water health check-up. We’ll come to your house for FREE or connect via Zoom. It’s your choice! For Everything Knoxville readers only, we’re offering an exclusive designer faucet in the color of your choice ($195 value) and $200 off when you purchase a system before March 31, 2021. Give us a call or text today, and become a part of the ACWS family!
Aqua Clear Water Systems 1767 Kevin Lane Lenoir City, TN 37772 865.234.1970 www.aquaclearws.com
Improve Your Health While Improving Your Home Your Best Investment for 2021
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Make Plans to Really Enjoy Your Home’s Outdoor Living Spaces
A breath of fresh air for your home Screens of East Tennessee 865.919.1615 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Velveteen Rabbit April 9-11, 15-18 & 22-25
D A P T E D B Y James Still from the classic story by Margery Williams, “The Velveteen Rabbit” is a beloved tale faithfully told and carefully expanded for the stage. It is an emotional journey through time, as told through the eyes of a young man looking back on his childhood. By reliving the relationship between his 4-year-old self and his favorite toy, the velveteen rabbit, he rediscovers the true meaning of friendship. Central to the story is, of course, the velveteen rabbit, who is introduced to the idea of becoming real by the old rocking horse. The play explores the rewards of loyalty, the poignancy of loss, and the wonderful, surprising powers of love. Appropriate for all ages. For show times, tickets, or more information, visit www.knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com.
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ET READY to let the great out-ofdoors in! The sun is getting stronger, and the days are getting longer. Before you know it, summer will be here, and with it will come the endless ways to have fun right in your own backyard. But are you really able to enjoy all your outdoor living spaces to their full potential? Homeowners across the country are making significant investments in the design and creation of outdoor “rooms,” including porches and lanais. Even with beautiful lighting, weatherproof artwork, luxurious fireplaces, and kitchens complete with grills and refrigerators, the hot afternoon sun and biting insects can often keep homeowners and their guests from enjoying their outdoor living spaces. Retractable screens provide the perfect answer to this dilemma. By combining indoor and outdoor spaces, these screen solutions enhance and promote the outdoor living experience, allowing people to enjoy the out-of-doors during hot summer days while extending the amount of time they can spend on patios and decks, where biting insects can become a nuisance in the evenings. Large, motorized screens are a perfect example of how to blend function with comfort. These screens can be recessed into the beams or walls, thereby staying truly hidden when fully retracted. And the best part about retractable screens is that these screening solutions don’t diminish your views of the beautiful outdoors or your home’s esthetics, as the screens are in place only when you need them. For the ultimate in elegance, Screens of East Tennessee offers custom colors and wood grain finishes that will blend into virtually any architectural style and provide a seamless transition between your interior and exterior color schemes. These remarkable screens can be programmed to come down or retract according to sun and wind sensors, and they can be connected to your home’s general building automation system to have the screens come down at a specific time of day when extra shade or insect protection is most needed. For more information about retractable screen options that will allow you and your family to fully enjoy your home’s outdoor living spaces this year, visit www.tennesseescreens.com. Screens of East Tennessee 865.919.1615 www.tennesseescreens.com www.phantomscreens.com
SECURITY • SAFETY • CURB APPEAL • AMBIENCE Custom Landscape Lighting Design A thoughtful and well-conceived landscape lighting design will add warmth and elegance to your home or business. Our teams of professional lighting designers can turn your place into a nighttime show stopper. When amazing matters, you can count on Lighthouse Outdoor Lighting.
We Design Nightscapes to Enhance the Way You Live A professionally installed landscape lighting system, no matter how complex, should be discreetly installed with little to no visible impact to your landscape. We leave every property picture perfect.
Call Heath Myrick, Owner of Lighthouse Outdoor Lighting of Knoxville, today! It won’t cost you anything to have us come out to look at your project and show you what we do. Every professional landscape lighting installation is done with painstaking care in keeping with the highest standards in the industry.
Your Ultimate Entertainment Space:
The Garage! BY C A R R I E M C C O N K E Y, W W W.C A R R I E M C C O N K E Y.C O M
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arrives in East Tennessee, a safe and effortless location for parties of all kinds lies right at your own back door: Your garage. And with exciting new options available for garage décor and storage, after the shindig you may even forget to go back into the house! Time to Celebrate The reasons for gatherings are only limited to your imagination: Children’s birthday parties, bridal showers, baby showers, or watch parties for sports events like the Masters golf tournament or the Kentucky Derby. Pick a theme, or gather family and friends in this hassle-free location “just because.” Party Prepping Transforming your garage into a hospitable space yields benefits that you’ll enjoy long after the event. Attractive, stain-resistant Polyaspartic epoxy flooring is easy to clean pre- and post-party. Melamine or powdercoated cabinets hide clutter, and slatwall with hooks and bins allows everything to be hung up neatly and off the floor.
Double Duty Décor Plan your garage storage renovations and accessories to be post-party practical. Install countertops with electrical strips to plug in crock pots, sound systems, and accent lamps. Add a refrigerator to hold drinks, and mount a bottle opener for easy access. Potted plants and flowers placed around the garage door add color and inviting warmth. Sprucing up your garage for a soirée guarantees a fun time, as well as upgrades that will be useful for years to come. Stop by
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Knoxville’s own Designer Garages showroom, and let the party planning begin!
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The Benefits of Grooming
VERYONE LOVES having clean hair and skin. Our dogs deserve the same treatment, as proper hygiene is essential! They give us unconditional love, and it’s up to us to ensure their health and well-being. Dogs have a natural tendency to groom their own fur and try to remove debris from their toes, but they can’t bathe themselves, trim their own toenails, or clean their own ears. We must be loving and diligent in their upkeep and grooming. Grooming sessions should be enjoyable like a spa day, not a mass production. Most dogs love being caressed and respond to touch positively, so at Ms. C’s Bed & Biscuits, our groomer takes his time, providing a calming, relaxing environment. Haircuts, shampooing, and drying are aimed at keeping your dog’s skin and fur healthy and beautiful. While bathing your pet, he has the opportunity to inspect for any unusual growths or other problems and can alert you if a trip to veterinarian is needed. Regular grooming prevents painful hair matting
which can pull on skin, leading to sores and infections. At home, never try to cut out your dog’s hair mats - leave that to the professional groomer! To clean soiled hair from private areas, grooming is also the answer. Older pets can benefit from extra massage to soothe aches and pains. Grooming is more than simply making your pup look better - it is an integral part of caring for your dog’s health. Your dog gives you unreserved love, so a day at the spa is in line for him! Call Ms. C’s Bed & Biscuits at 865-986-6325 to reserve your dog’s day at the spa. Pets are our kids! We will treat your dog as our own, with individual love and attention. For more information, visit our website at www.MsCsBedandBiscuits.com.
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April in the Garden BY L I S A G R U G I N
PRING IS in the air! Well, it is today. Who knows what tomorrow will bring. That’s the main thing I want you to remember as we go into April: Mother Nature is very unpredictable! Our last frost can be anywhere from late March to May. The average is April 15th, but please wait on tender plants or be prepared to protect them. We still have Blackberry winter and Dogwood winter to go! What are things that you can do this month? There is a big list! • Number one is the monthly checkup. Take a long walk around your yard and give your plants an up-close-and-personal look. What has freeze damage or insect damage? What has started to sprout fungus? What needs to be pruned, divided, moved, or composted? What has changed that will mean a difference in your gardening? Look up, down, and all around, then make your plans. Think about what is realistic for you to accomplish by yourself and what you’ll need help with. Contact lawn services and landscapers soon - they are already getting very busy. • Please don’t hire a landscaper unless you’ve done some checking. Your landscape has a huge impact on the look of your home, so make sure the person you
hire is reputable. Look at photos and check reviews, but please be careful of Nextdoor and other places where it’s easy for a nasty person to ruin the reputation of a good company. • When you’re looking for insects, remember that not every bug is a bad bug. There are many that can help you out! If you do see damage, it’s best to start treating before you have an infestation. Call if you have questions, or bag the little critters and bring them in. • Last year was a fungal nightmare because of all the rain. If you had problems with some of your plants last year, keep an eye on those and start treating if you see fresh signs. Those that are susceptible to black spot, rust, powdery mildew, etc. may benefit from a systemic product. • You can get your planting beds ready even if you’re waiting to plant. Add compost or aged manure to beds to up the nutrient level. Get weeds out, but don’t apply a pre-emergent if you’re going to plant seeds. I have become a fan of worm castings, so you can also add a thin layer of that to the top of your beds. • I suggest planting flower beds in stages because some plants are more tolerant of cool temperatures than others. Petunias, geraniums, lantana, and some
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other annuals will handle a light frost. Begonias and impatiens turn to mush. • Did you plant containers last year? If so, get those ready to go. If your planters are small, dump the soil out and rinse the pot. If the plants had any fungal problems, mix a tablespoon of bleach into a gallon of water and pour it into the pot, then rinse it out. Refill the container with fresh, good quality soil. I’m a fan of Happy Frog, but any good quality soil will do. • If your containers are large or have permanent occupants (shrubs, perennials, etc.), top dress them with a couple of inches of compost or fresh soil. A 1/4ˮ to 1/2ˮ of worm castings or some mycorrhizae will help these, too. After 3-5 years, you really need to take everything out and start all over. Remember to NEVER use ground soil in containers. Potting soil is for pots, garden soil is for gardens. You can’t substitute one for the other! • How about vegetables? You’re safe planting any of the cool season vegetables, but wait until mid-month for tomatoes, peppers, and corn. Super sweet varieties of corn should wait even longer, until the soil is around 70 degrees. This is usually early May. • Prune spring blooming shrubs within a couple of weeks after they finish blooming. Older forsythia, quince, weigela, and lilacs can be severely pruned to rejuvenate them if needed. You can prune crepe myrtles as they start to leaf out if you haven’t already pruned them, but DO NOT commit crepe murder! Don’t cut bulbs back until after the foliage has yellowed so they can store up nutrients for next year. Please call us with questions. Don’t go out and start whacking! • This is also the time to fertilize if you haven’t done so already. Acid lovers need an acid type fertilize such as HollyTone. General purpose fertilizers will work on everything else. April 15th is your end date for fertilizing warm season grasses. • I want to put a quick plug in for the birds and other pollinators. Please plant at least part of your yard with plants that help them survive and lay off the toxic chemicals as much as possible. It’s also baby bird season, so keep those feeders clean and full! We have new loads of plants and garden décor coming in almost every day. Stop by and see what’s new!
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UT Gardens’ Plant of the Month
Trillium: This Woodland Native Signals Spring S U B M I T T E D BY A L E X A N D R I A D AV I D S O N , H O RT I C U LT U R I S T A N D P L A N T C O L L E C T I O N S C U R ATO R W I T H T H E U T G A R D E N S , K N OX V I L L E
O M E T I M E S K N OW N by common names including wake robin or trinity flower, trillium is a genus comprised of 49 species, with 39 of them being native to North America. In their native habitat, trillium grow best in partly shaded, deciduous woodland areas. In early spring, these ephemeral beauties begin to emerge and cover forest floors where they have colonized. One of their common names, trinity flower, can help with identification as it refers to the arrangement of the plant’s parts – leaves and flower petals – that occur in multiples of three. Trillium are typically divided into two groups: Pedicellate, where the flower is raised on a pedicel slightly above the foliage, and sessile, in which there is no pedicel and the flower sits directly above the foliage. Depending on the species, trillium begin to bloom in early to late spring with a wide range of flower colors, including white, yellow, and various shades of red. While they can be easily found in woodland areas in spring and early summer months, they are threatened in their natural habitats due to human interference. Although they may seem plentiful in the wild, do not be tempted to remove one, as several species are listed as threatened or endangered, making it illegal to remove trillium from their native habitat. Though availability may initially appear limited, seek out nurseries that specialize in native plants and responsibly propagate their plants instead of removing them from the wild, or find a reputable online source for choice selections. Popular selections available include T. luteum and T. recurvatum ‘Arcadia’. Trillium are extremely low maintenance, long lived plants that can live up to 50 years, making them desirable for avid gardeners. To grow trillium in your own garden, they should be planted in a partly shaded area with moist but well drained soil that also has a high organic matter content. If planting in heavy clay soil, amending the soil with peat moss and compost should help in achieving better growing conditions. At the UT Gardens, Jackson, you can find
Photo by Alexandria Davidson, courtesy UTIA
Trillium cuneatum happily blooming in the Tranquility – The Cornelia B. Holland Hosta Garden located at the University of Tennessee Gardens, Knoxville. T. cuneatum growing in the gazebo garden. At the UT Gardens, Knoxville, several species of trillium are featured in the Tranquility – The Cornelia B. Holland Hosta Garden, including T. lancifolium, T. cuneatum, T. stamineum, and T. catesbaei. One of our newest acquisitions happens to also be the latest species of trillium discovered and named by UT’s own Edward Schilling of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology that is appropriately named Trillium tennesseense!
The UT Gardens includes plant collections located in Knoxville, Crossville, and Jackson. Designated as the official botanical garden for the State of Tennessee, the collections are part of the UT Institute of Agriculture. The Gardens’ mission is to foster appreciation, education, and stewardship of plants through garden displays, educational programs, and research trials. The Gardens are open during all seasons and free to the public. For more information, visit utia. tennessee.edu/state-botanical-garden.
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Step Up Your Shoe Storage H
E E L S , F L AT S , w e d g e s , strappy, platform, sandals, boots. Ye s , la die s , we have a w id e variety of shoe styles because there are so many different occasions that require different kinds of footwear, clothing, and accessories. Unfortunately, without dedicated storage in a closet, shoes are usually piled on the floor where they get kicked around, stepped on, and need replacing more often. Properly storing shoes in your closet will help display your favorite footwear while saving space, time, and money. No matter what the size of your closet, these options will help you step up your shoe storage. Shoe Shelves Using dedicated solid shelves keep shoes in top form and easily seen when organized by type and color. To maximize space, place one shoe forward and the other backwards, which allows four pairs of women’s shoes on a 24ʺ long shelf. This placement will also let you see the shoe style and heel height at a glance. To better protect shoes, they can be placed in their original boxes or see-through plastic keepers. The same 24ʺ shelf will only fit three shoe or plastic boxes side-by-side,
take up more space than flat shelves because they are hung at an angle. This reduces the number of shoes that can be stored in the same space. Baskets for Flip-Flops It’s spring, and women love their flip-flops! Storing them in a pretty basket and clipping pairs together will save valuable space on your shoe shelves. The basket can fit on the floor or the top shelf of your closet. Shoe Cubbies Each side-by-side mini bin houses one pair of shoes. This makes for easy storage and minimizes dust. However, individual cubbies take up more closet space than dedicated shelving. If you have a small closet, opt for shelving. From high-heel shoes to your shirts, Tailored Living of Knoxville will design and install a custom closet that meets your individual needs… even on a shoestring budget! but they can be stacked two or three high. Slanted Shelves with Shoe Fence Slanted shelves with a low decorative rail in the front also keep shoes visible and organized and adds a decorative touch to a closet. However, if you have a large number of shoes and a small closet, slanted shelves
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Shop Farragut Hosts Farragut Bridal Fair
HOP FARRAGUT is proud to host the first Farragut Bridal Fair on Sunday, April 18, at the beautiful Farragut Community Center, located at 239 Jamestowne Blvd. The show will be held between 1 and 5 pm. “Ever since the Town of Farragut completed the renovations to the new Community Center, we have been wanting to bring a show like this to the west side of the Knox County Community,” stated Candace Viox, Farragut Business Alliance Board Chair, committee member, and owner of Water Into Wine Bistro. “There is so much happening and growing in our area that needs to be supported and exposed, especially now as our businesses come out of this corona pandemic.” This free public event will follow all appropriate County Health Department guidelines concerning sanitization, social distancing, and mask use that are in place. This first Farragut Bridal Fair is intended to help make planning decisions for prospective brides and grooms easier and enjoyable. The Farragut Bridal Fair will allow the betrothed to shop wedding-related products and services, then compare quality and price before making their final
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decisions. There will also be businesses there that will help them explore their needs as a couple living together well into the future. The Farragut Bridal Fair will offer an efficient way to review what is available in the West Knoxville marketplace. “We are pleased to have 28 vendors representing a variety of products at this inaugural event,” said Steve Krempasky, Shop Farragut organizer. “I think this is just the beginning of what we hope will become a spring tradition on this side of Knoxville.” Guests can check out gowns and tuxes, sample the caterers, plan the parties, find the right music, and search the jewelry. Additionally, there will be models showing off a wide range of wedding attire coordinated by Sherry Hovan of Lace and Glam Bridal Shop located in the West End
Shopping Center in Farragut. “We are delighted to make this trade show free to everyone,” stated Krempasky. “It is only possible through our major sponsors, including Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, All Occasions Party Rental, SouthEast Bank, The Venue at Lenoir City, and Laura Ash State Farm Agency. Our in-kind supporters will help make the event very festive and enjoyable, with music and decorations sponsored by Bellario’s Tailored Tuxedos and Above The Rest Balloon and Event Designs.” The Fair’s mission is to provide the opportunity to actually talk to event professionals and ask the questions that will make nuptial couples, and maybe even their parents, relaxed and comfortable as the special day approaches. A list of all vendors and more information is available at www.farragutbusiness.com/bridalfair2021.
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F YOUR HOME is for sale, you probably know that the first impression you give to potential buyers is priceless. To get top dollar, your home must sparkle inside and out. In particular, bathrooms John a n d k i tc h e n s m u s t b e Fitzwilliam immaculate. Exterior hardscapes (pool decks, walkways, etc.) need to look like the backdrop for future memories, and the siding to your home needs to look like it has 20 more years of service before maintenance is needed. Even if your home is in decent shape and repair, going the extra mile to make it sparkle will boost your sale price and attract more buyers. You only get one chance to make a first impression, so make sure it’s one they won’t forget. Surface Doc specializes in getting sellers top dollar for their property. Owners John and Christina Fitzwilliam and their crew can deep clean almost any surface, inside and out. One particular client, Kimberly Thomas, was especially thankful for the job Surface Doc did in her previous home.
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“Our home was for sale for 16 months, with little interest from buyers,” said Kimberly. “Once we hired Surface Doc to come in and deep clean, we sold our property in just a few weeks!” What makes Surface Doc unique is their ability to clean most hard surfaces AND carpet, so you don’t need to call a separate specialist for each area. Unlike their competitor’s use of traditional carpet shampoo that simply drives dirt and bacteria into the carpet, Surface Doc has an entirely different process that uses eco-friendly emulsifiers, purified steam, and powerful suction - guaranteeing that your entire carpet structure is both cleaned and sanitized. “John and his crew cleaned my carpet, linoleum, walkways, bathrooms, kitchen, and the oil stains in the driveway,” said Kimberly. “I thought my carpet was fairly clean, although I knew there were some problem stains. I was very surprised to see how dirty it really was and the difference a restoration cleaning made. And my back patio and walkways literally glowed white after they were cleaned.” Kimberly was thrilled with the results and credits Surface Doc for the quick sale of her home. By offering cleaning and sealing of all
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Weatherproof All of Your Out-of-Door Events
T’S TIME to move your family’s events back outdoors, and the professionals at Undercover Systems can provide you, your family, and friends with the option to spend unlimited time out-of-doors all year-round. This spring is the perfect time to install Undercover Systems’ totally unique underdeck ceiling system under your home’s existing raised decks. This totally proprietary and patented underdeck system will ensure that this year’s outdoor gatherings will be protected from unexpected and unwanted rain, the searing summertime sun, and next winter’s sleet and snow. You’ll appreciate Undercover Systems’ attention to detail, which comes from years of experience, as they help you craft a seamless transition from your home’s interior to your new out-of-door living spaces. Underdeck ceilings are available in a variety of colors and textures - even bead board! - to perfectly complement your existing architecture and landscaping plans. “It’s great time to weatherproof all of your future out-ofdoor events,” said Jim Conn, owner of Undercover Systems. “Throughout the entire process, our skilled craftsmen work with you, each step of the way, from consultation until your project is completed to your satisfaction. And because each underdeck system we install is custom made by Undercover Systems specifically for your individual home, you can be assured of many years of reliable, trouble-free family enjoyment. Most of our competitors use generic, off-the-shelf components found at the big box home improvement stores. Our underdeck product is totally supported by Undercover Systems’ gutter system and not your home’s decking as with competitive systems. This promotes greater air circulation and deck longevity. A fact that homeowners always appreciate!” A complaint-free member of the Better Business Bureau, Undercover Systems offers you the peace of mind that you deserve in a building contractor. Why not start creating a lifetime of memories by surprising your family this season with a special springtime gift that the entire family can enjoy all year long? Call Jim Conn today at 423-267-0091 and start celebrating every season out-of-doors. Undercover Systems 423.267.0091 www.UndercoverSystems.com April 202 1
Let’s Take a Walk on the Clinch Avenue Viaduct I
F YOU HAVE spent time at World’s Fair Park, the Knoxville Convention Center, or the Knoxville Museum of Art, then you have probably walked across the Clinch Avenue Viaduct. A viaduct is a bridge that consists of a series of arches, piers, or columns that support a long elevated railway or road. The idea for the Clinch Avenue Viaduct began in 1905 when the City of Knoxville asked the L&N Railroad Company and the Southern Railroad Company to build a bridge across their tracks. The construction cost was to be paid by the two railroad companies along with the Knoxville Rail & Light Company. The Knoxville Rail & Light Company was included because they were going to provide the trolley tracks across the viaduct. In return, the City of Knoxville provided the right-of-way, paid for property damages, and removed a sewer line. The viaduct would provide the first direct route for the Fort Sanders neighborhood to downtown Knoxville. Bids for the design of the viaduct were accepted throughout the spring of 1905. Suggestions for a concrete bridge versus a steel one were made due to its durability and appearance. The final design contract was given to engineer Edwin Thatcher, a partner in the Concrete Steel Engineering Company of New York City. Nationally known, Thatcher is responsible for the
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design of one other bridge in Tennessee, the Walnut Street Bridge in Chattanooga, built in 1890. The viaduct was constructed by The William J. Oliver Manufacturing Company. Oliver was a native of Indiana who had relocated his company to Knoxville in 1903. Throughout the years, his company was recognized as one of the largest in the South to manufacture railroad, mining, and construction equipment, as well as metal casting and foundry supplies. The company was also a noted expert in reinforced concrete. Oliver might be best known for submitting the lowest bid for the construction of the Panama Canal in 1907. The bid was initially accepted, but due to a conflict of interest, the bid was eventually awarded to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Construction on the viaduct started in the summer of 1905. It opened to pedestrian traffic in February 1906 and to vehicular traffic in June 1906. Streetcar line traffic was officially opened on Labor Day 1906. The bridge deck was initially designed for two lanes of vehicular traffic and two streetcar lines. The original viaduct was 757 feet in length with the final cost for the project coming in at $84,000. It contained 13 arch spans with a solid parapet railing, decorative raised quatrefoil design on both sides, and a raised decorative capital above each pier.
In 1929, the original design was altered to accommodate the widening of Henley Street; this added two more arch spans onto the eastern terminus and raised the bridge deck on the first three spans. In 1981, the Clinch Avenue Viaduct was closed to vehicular traffic and converted into a pedestrian bridge for the 1982 World’s Fair. Then in the summer of 2015, the viaduct received streetscape upgrades to improve the experience for pedestrians approaching World’s Fair Park and the Knoxville Convention Center. The next time you are downtown visiting the Convention Center or the Knoxville Museum of Art, take a stroll over the viaduct and walk across some Knoxville history!
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Center New Exhibitions Opening Emporium April 2
HE AR T S & Culture Alliance is pleased to present five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from April 2-30. A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, April 2, from 5 to 8 pm. All visitors to the Emporium are required to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing guidelines. Most of the works will be for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition by visiting in person or the online shop at www.knoxalliance.store.
Aileron by Abraham Pardee No Bigger Than a Breadbox: Biennial Small Works Show in the Upper Gallery The Arts & Culture Alliance is pleased to present this second biennial juried exhibition featuring selected works from 52 artists throughout the United States. The exhibition was designed to celebrate the innovation of artists who create work on a small scale and in a broad range of media and styles. More than $1,000 in cash awards will be announced at a brief awards ceremony at on April 2 at 6 pm. About the juror: Joan Bontempo has spent the last 16 years as Professor of Art and Art History at Hagerstown Community College, Hagerstown, MD, and has been exhibiting her works in clay for 40 years. She has recently relocated her home and studio to Knoxville. Her work is sculptural and eclectic in ceramics and mixed media. She received her BFA from the University of Notre Dame and her MFA in ceramics from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. Joan’s work has grown from traditional forms and methods to experimental techniques expressing personal psychology, archetypal forms, and spiritual musings, with clay combined with other materials or found objects, including altered canvases or metal.
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Marshall by Shirley Keaton Tennessee Artists Association Spring Show: Creativity Full of Positivity in the Lower Gallery Members of the Tennessee Artists Association are pleased to present a juried show featuring an explosion of ideas, designs, images, and color expressed in various styles, mediums, and photography. The Tennessee Artists Association (TAA) has continuously operated since its formation in 1972. It is headquartered in Knoxville and serves artists and art lovers in the surrounding area. TAA’s purpose is to promote and encourage public interest and enjoyment in art through the use of general communications media and to promote artistic talent and ability in art by sponsoring and directing exhibitions, awards, workshops, demonstrations, and educational programs. TAA provides the mutual benefit of association among members to elevate art to the highest standards of quality and workmanship. Membership is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. Brian Horais: Not Everything (Turned on a Lathe) Has to be Round in the Display Case Turning a round bowl is a skill many woodturners develop early in their careers, after which point many seek additional techniques to expand their skills and keep their creative energies alive. Off-Center (or Multi-Axis) turning offers such an opportunity, and this exhibition displays three variations of multi-axis turning: 3-axis Twist, Half Twist, and Therming. Brian Horais will display items turned on a lathe, as well as explanatory charts. Inspiration for these unique techniques comes from two well-known woodturners: Art Liestman and Barbara Dill.
Portrait Show by Booder Barnes on the North Wall Booder Barnes moved from N e w Yo r k s t a t e to Tennessee 25 years ago. In New York, he studied oil painting with Larry Zingale. He joined A 1 L a bA r t s a f t e r moving to Knoxville and has been an active member throughout the years. Barnes took watercolor classes with Betsy Worden at the Candy Factory, and he studied handbuilding clay sculpture with Annamaria Gundlach. In 2011, he began making short films with University of Tennessee Professor Norman Magden, and they formed Magboo Productions to develop their ideas. For this exhibition, Booder Barnes has taken images of family and friends and portrayed them with paint as he imagined them cast as characters in a comic book or play.
Recent Works by Yvonne Hosey in the Atrium Yvonne Hosey is an artist who works in a variety of media: Glasspaint, acrylic, watercolor, and scratchboard. She is inspired by her travels and blogs about them. This is her fourth exhibition at the Emporium, with the inaugural Glasslike Surfaces debuting in August 2016. She continues to explore glasspaint as a medium, as well as portraiture using friends and strangers she has observed. The exhibitions are on display at the Emporium Center, located at 100 S. Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. The Emporium is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Please note, the Emporium will be closed Monday, April 5. Visitors are required to wear masks and refrain from eating or drinking in the galleries. For more information, call 865-5237543 or visit www.knoxalliance.com.
THINGS TO DO • PL ACES TO GO • PEOPLE TO SEE
April 2: First Friday on Market Square, Gay Street, The Old City, and Downtown North beginning at 5 pm.
April 10: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Pops Series: An American Salute at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.
April 20: Ice Bears vs. Macon Mayhem $2 Tuesdays at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum at 7:30 pm.
April 2: Knoxville Opera downtown outside the Emporium Center for First Friday from 5 pm to 7 pm.
April 10-24: The Peace Out Run virtual 5K run/walk or 15K bike event to benefit Community Mediation Center and Compassion Closet of East Tennessee.
April 22: Earth Day.
April 2: Ice Bears vs. Macon Mayhem Hockey & Hops at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum at 7:30 pm. April 3: Big Egg Hunt at Zoo Knoxville at 8 am. April 3: Nourish Knoxville’s Winter Farmers’ Market at Mary Costa Plaza (outside the Knoxville Civic Coliseum) from 11 am to 1 pm. April 3: Ice Bears vs. Huntsville Havoc Wizard Night: Special Jersey Night at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum at 7:30 pm. April 3-12: Dogwood Arts Chalk (Your) Walk virtual event. Create chalk artworks on neighborhood sidewalks, driveways, and community spaces. April 4: Easter Sunday. April 5: Mighty Musical Monday Virtual Stream featuring house organist Freddie Brabson on the Tennessee Theatre’s Mighty Wurlitzer Organ at noon. April 6: Cicada a-raid-a! Brood X! hosted by the UT Arboretum Society. Local naturalist, Stephen Lyn Bales discusses this year's huge emergence of the 17 year cicada. Free Zoom talk at 7 pm. Register at utarboretumsociety.org. April 7: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Q Series - Haydn’s “Sunrise” at Bijou Theatre from noon to 1 pm. April 9: Travis Tritt solo acoustic performance at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum at 8 pm.
April 11: Spring Tree Walk at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum at 10 am. April 13: Ice Bears vs. Huntsville Havoc $2 Tuesdays at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum at 7:30 pm. April 13-14: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Series - William Shaub & Friends: Legendary Brahms livestream event from the Bijou Theatre at 7 pm.
April 22-25: Velveteen Rabbit at Knoxville Children’s Theatre.
April 17: Nourish Knoxville’s Winter Farmers’ Market at Mary Costa Plaza (outside the Knoxville Civic Coliseum) from 11 am to 1 pm.
April 24: Walk MS: Knoxville. For an interactive experience, visit www.nationalmssociety.org.
April 17: Water Lantern Festival at Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center from 5 to 9:30 pm. April 17: Ice Bears vs. Birmingham Bulls Fan Appreciation & Wiener Dog Races at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum at 7:30 pm. April 17-18: Dogwood Featured Gardens: Anderson Estate and GATOP (God’s Answer to our Prayers) in East Knoxville. Select properties with distinguished and remarkable gardens open their grounds to the public April 17 from 10 am to 5 pm and April 18 from 12 to 5 pm. April 18: Sammy Miller and The Congregation at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.
April 10: Knoxville Botanical Garden: Cotton + Moss Spring Workshop from 11 am to 1 pm. Register at www.knoxgarden.org.
April 20: Hal & Phil Off the Record 7 from NewsTalk 98.7 at the Bijou Theatre at 7 pm to benefit Emerald Youth Foundation.
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A p r i l 2 2 - 2 3 : K n ox v i l l e Sy m p h o ny Orchestra: April Masterworks at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 pm.
April 23-25: Dogwood Arts Festival at World’s Fair Park.
April 9-11: Velveteen Rabbit at Knoxville Children’s Theatre.
April 22: Distinguished Speaker Series: Jon Meacham at the Bijou Theatre from 8 to 10 pm.
April 15-18: Velveteen Rabbit at Knoxville Children’s Theatre.
April 19-24: Knoxville Museum of Art: Artists on Location 2021 Art show and sale on the 24th from 5:30 to 9 pm. Visit www.knoxart.org for details, locations, and sale reservations.
April 22: Nourish Knoxville’s New Harvest Farmers’ Market at New Harvest Park from 3 to 6 pm.
April 24: Artists on Location 2021: An Art Show & Sale at the Knoxville Museum of Art from 5:30 to 9 pm. April 24-25: Show Me Reptile and Exotics Show at the Knoxville Expo Center. April 24 from 10 am to 4 pm and April 25 from 10 am to 3:30 pm. April 25: Tennessee Vols Orange and White Game at Neyland Stadium at 4 pm. April 29: Nourish Knoxville’s New Harvest Farmers’ Market at New Harvest Park from 3 to 6 pm. April 29: Knoxville Museum of Art: Sarah Jane Hardrath Kramer Lecture with Dr. Kellie Jones from 6 to 8 pm. April 30: Arbor Day. April 30-May 2: Annual Street Rod Nationals South at Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center.
All event dates and times subject to change.
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12 Short Walk Waterfalls 2.5 hours or less drive from Knoxville
3. Lost Creek Falls
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6. Northrup Falls
Jamestown, TN - 1.5 hours from Knoxville Located in the Colditz Cove State Natural Area, these falls have been referred to as a “hidden gem” more than a few times! The loop trail is less than 1.5 miles but can get rocky as you approach the base of the falls. Staying to the left at the split keeps you from needing to climb over a few rocky outcroppings and leads to many miniature waterfalls along the way with the trail coming out behind Northrup Falls.
Sparta, TN - 2 hours from Knoxville Lo s t Cre e k St ate Natural Area is at the very northern end of Fall Creek Falls State Park, and the falls are an easy quarter mile “hike” from the parking lot. The falls rt es e drop over 40 feet and then yo lor f Do xp e disappear underground. There & n Hunter is a large cave behind the waterfall that is periodically closed for bat habitat protection. Disney filmed parts of their live action “Jungle Book” movie here in this very scenic spot! u
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1. Burgess Falls
Sparta, TN - 1.75 hours from Knoxville Located on the Falling Water River, this day-use park is noted for its natural beauty and four waterfalls that cascade down from over 250 feet in elevation. Burgess Falls is the last of these falls and the most spectacular, plunging more than 130 feet into the gorge. The falls can be seen from the overlook adjacent to the parking lot. There is also a 1.6 mile hike that goes along the edge between the parking area and the gorge that can be taken all the way down to the river. Because it is so accessible and has many picnic areas, Burgess Falls State Park can get very crowded on weekends and holidays. Photos cannot capture the size and the incredible amounts of rushing water that cascade over the edge of this very impressive waterfall!
7. Emory Gap & Debord Falls
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4. Fall Creek & Cane Creek Falls
Pikeville, TN - 1.75 hours from Knoxville Fall Creek Falls State Park is one of the most visited parks in Tennessee with Fall Creek Falls claiming the highest water plunge east of the Mississippi at 256 feet. Look for the suspension bridge that leads to Overlook Loop Trail, then visit the Cane Creek Falls & Cascades Overlook that come in at a little less than half a mile out and back. The whole area is laced with cascades, gorges, waterfalls, and streams.
5. Stinging Fork Falls
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2. Twin Falls
Rock Island, TN - 2 hours from Knoxville These falls are the centerpiece of Rock Island State Park and can basically be seen at the end of the parking area. Although this view is pretty great, there is a wide, level trail that travels downstream so a front and center view of the falls is possible. Twin Falls is actually an “accidental” man-made waterfall that was created when the damn was put in.
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OR THOSE OF us who are more than ready to get out of the house, go for a drive, and see that spring has indeed sprung, we have found twelve “road side” (or close to it!) waterfalls in our area that can be enjoyed by everyone in the family. Having been cooped up has been a challenge mentally and physically. We didn’t want to create any additional challenges in your life, so the majority of these waterfalls are less than a mile walk - some are at the end of the parking lot! Think of these as being more of a road side stop than a “hike” and get out there to explore our beautiful mountains in the one of the prettiest times of the year. So gas up the car, pack a snack or lunch, take plenty of water, some sturdy shoes, and maybe even the dog (check waterfall websites for guidelines) and head out!
Spring City, TN - 1.25 hours from Knoxville The first section of the trail is relatively flat with little elevation change until about half a mile in when the trail splits. Stay left to continue on to the falls overlook or go right to climb down (and don’t forget, back up!) to the base of the falls. Some call it the prettiest waterfall in Tennessee!
Wartburg, TN - 1 hour plus from Knoxville One of the nicest walks in Frozen Head State Park, the trail to Emory Gap Falls is a 2.5 mile out and back trail. After about a mile and a quarter, you’ll pass Debord Falls on your way to Emory Gap Falls at the end of the trail. This is a “heavily trafficked” trail with problematic parking when it’s busy so plan accordingly.
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8. Triple Falls
Caryville, TN - Half an hour+ from Knoxville On Bruce Creek, this 1.8 out and back trail actually has Triple Falls - also known as Little Egypt Falls - near the beginning of the trail, so stop there or keep going for a little more challenging hike. Beautiful scenery such a short distance from Knoxville!
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9. Cataract Falls
Gatlinburg, TN 1 hour from Knoxville This easy-to-get-to Co urte waterfall is located sy of Imgur on the nature trail Courtesy of visitnc just outside of the Sugarlands In addition to the Tennessee State Parks, 11. Looking Glass Visitor Center. and TNVacation.com sites, we found some Falls It is a short other useful websites that provided informaBrevard, NC walk - around tion and tips from other like-minded travelers. 2.5 hours from Knoxville a mile round Be sure to check out AllTrails.com for speThis might be the most trip - crossing cific trail information, EasyWaterfallHikes. popular waterfall in NC the creek on a com for organized, detailed thoughts and because it’s right beside wooden bridge directions, and TheOutbound.com for great a major US highway and t o ge t t o t h e anyone who can fit inside photos and trip ideas. Co a car can see it so time your base of the falls. Always check the weather conditions for urt esy ell trip accordingly! In the Pisgah Because it is so conyour destination and specific websites for of Jackie Campb National Forest, Looking Glass Falls veniently located there closures, and possible detours. is a majestic site where the Davidson can be many other people A big Thank You to all of our talented River free falls over an open rock face into there, but the crowds cycle with the ins photo contributors and Happy “Hiking!” a shallow pool. There is a large rock wall and outs of the visitor center, and it's worth opposite of the viewing area that really the wait to see this very pretty site! amplifies the sound of the falls.
10. Tom Branch Falls
Bryson City, NC - 2.25 hours from Knoxville Access to the Falls is an easy 0.3 mile flat walk along GSMNP Deep Creek Trail from the trailhead located at the parking lot. This is one of the first trails constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Stop there and sit on the benches to enjoy the beauty or continue on to Indian Creek Falls about a half mile farther down the trail.
12. Hooker Falls
Penrose, NC - 2.5 hours from Knoxville Located in the Dupont State Forest, Hooker Falls isn’t that impressive in terms of height, but the Little River at this point is pretty wide, which makes for a really nice setting. There is an overlook at the top of the falls, but walk just a few yards down the trail (a little more than half a mile total) to get directly in front of the falls.
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