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month of the summer season, families have a final chance to take that vacation before school starts. The closer it comes to the first day back hitting the books, there is always the back-to-school shopping rush for supplies and clothing. There is also the excitement going into the new football season, plus the cooler days of fall. In this edition of Everything Knoxville, we focus on some back-to-school specials as well as additional seasonal bargains. Our feature article focuses on Andrea Presley, owner of elle Boutique, Knoxville’s top destination 6


for fashion. If you’re looking for a special dress or outfit, one-of-a-kind jewelry, or quality denim to go back to school in style, then elle is your place to shop. Read how Andrea made the transition to selfemployment and how her adventure is offering opportunities such as new clothing lines and even a new location. So if it’s back to school for you or your children, if you wish to complete your home improvement projects before cold weather sets in, or if you’re looking to improve your appearance and your health, then our August edition has it all. Summer is too short, so take advantage of the season, and enjoy those summertime PUBLISHER + EDITOR IN CHIEF activities and events.

This month David Roberts of D. Roberts Photography has photographed Andrea Presley, owner of elle Boutique. Turn to page 8 to learn more about Andrea and find out how she’s moving Knoxville’s fashion forward.

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hether you’re looking for that special dress to wear to an upcoming event, quality denim, or one-of-a-kind jewelry, elle has earned a reputation among style conscious women from teens to age 60 as Knoxville’s top spot for fashion. elle offers easy-to-wear apparel that fits your lifestyle, available in a wide range of both styles and sizes, from evening wear to that special, everyday look, and you can complete your ensemble with a new handbag or jewelry item from elle Boutique’s women’s accessories selection. Experience what so many other women have already discovered: that elle is the perfect destination for today’s women, whether you’re on the go or you’ve got an afternoon to spend with them looking through all of their thoughtfully selected items for every season. Photo by D. Roberts Photography

EK: Andrea, provide us with a little history of elle Boutique, and tell us about your involvement. Andrea: elle opened in May 2007 by Jennifer Douglas and Sarah Reid with a customer focus and vision of being a comfortable shopping environment, providing fashion forward, unique pieces that the Knoxville market didn’t offer. That vision continues today, as elle’s number one focus is our relationships with customers and meeting their individual needs.



I started working for elle in April 2010 as a Sales Manager and loved every minute of it. When the girls decided to sell the store in the spring of 2012, it was the perfect opportunity for me to achieve my dream. Retail was something I’ve always wanted to be involved in, and I’ve had that entrepreneurial spirit from a young age, coming from a long line of family members who have owned their own businesses. Despite working many more hours, it has been an easy and fun transition in owning elle, and I’m so grateful to our local customers that continue to encourage and support me.

EK: We understand you have a major announcement that you’d like to share with our readers. Andrea: Yes! After a great deal of research and thought, I’m really excited to share that elle will be relocating to Cherokee Plaza! This move is something I have been working on for months now, and I am so happy to finally let my customers in on the news. I’m really looking forward to being a part of the Cherokee Plaza family and to being more conveniently located for all of our elle customers in Knoxville and the surrounding communities. While Turkey Creek played a role in our early success, we’re looking forward to being in an area with a little less traffic congestion and being in a more centralized location. Bearden offers a shopping experience unique to all of Knoxville with many great stores and a high level of energy that all of us at elle are excited to be a part of. EK: When is the big move happening? Andrea: Opening day is Monday, August 5, at 10 am. We will remain open in our current spot until 6 pm on Saturday, August 3. The store hours in the new location will stay the same – Monday-Saturday 10 am to 6 pm – and the new store’s address is 5508 Kingston Pike, Suite 130, Knoxville, TN 37919. Come visit us at our new location, and stay tuned for our grand opening party and sale info to come! EK: How would you best describe the fashions that elle features? Andrea: When people step into the store, I want them to find quality pieces that they haven’t seen anywhere else. I carry a lot of great denim, which for so many of us works from day to night year round. I work hard at making sure elle offers a selection that has a little something for everyone who walks in from tees, tanks, night out tops, travel wear, amazing, reasonably priced jewelry, and much more. EK: Does elle Boutique feature a target age range in the apparel it offers? Also, what about available sizes? Andrea: Our customer age ranges anywhere from high school girls to women in their late 60s. I buy specifically keeping each age group in mind, even specific customers in mind, buying different styles suitable for different ages, fits, and body types. As far as sizing goes, we usually only buy one size in each style to maintain uniqueness so it decreases the chances of women running into 10 people wearing the same dress to the same event. If we don’t have exactly what you need in stock, feel free to ask us for help with a special order. Special orders and requests are helpful, and I welcome the feedback. EK: In what apparel markets do you shop in addition to Atlanta? Andrea: I love going to the New York market but have plans to go to the Vegas and LA markets in the upcoming year, which

may become my new favorites! EK: Can you describe your price points? Andrea: elle provides high-quality clothing that will last, so your invested dollars are well spent. My sister (who is my buying partner) and I spend a lot of time discovering great quality lines but also ones at all different price points to meet the individual needs of all our customers. We understand that a college girl may want to grab a dress for a weekend event and not spend more than $100, and we can offer that, while a career woman may have a gala to attend and want to invest the money in a specialty piece that is a little pricier, which we offer as well. EK: Just one observation, but you seem to know most of your customers by name. How would you describe the elle shopping experience, and just how important are your relationships with the women who shop at elle? Andrea: The relationship I have with our customers is my favorite part about owning a small business and is where I focus my energy. I want the shopping experience for women at elle to be comfortable and happy and where women can come to escape the busyness of their day, whether that be work, children, relationships, or whatever they have going on. I want everyone to feel welcome to come in and just browse the store for as little or as long as they want and look at fun clothing and accessories. If I don’t know you, I look forward to becoming friends and helping you in any way that I can! EK: Any future plans or events you’d like to share with our readers? Andrea: elle has fun events, sales, and/ or trunk shows on a monthly basis, which we always promote on our website, email, mass mailers, and advertisements, so make sure I have your info so you don’t miss out! You can also follow us on our social media pages: Facebook: @elleboutique, Twitter: @elleknoxville, Instagram: @elleboutique, and Pinterest: @elleknoxville. We will also initiate new involvement with charities in the near future with ways for customers to be involved, so stay tuned for more info on that! EK: Any closing thoughts? Andrea: I just want to thank the Knoxville community for their support and encouragement of elle and our small business community. Everyone at elle is so excited to be serving you in our new location, and we look forward to seeing you there!

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Boomsday Festival 2013 Explodes on September 1 The 26th anniversary of the Boomsday Festival will be held on Sunday, September 1, along Neyland Drive at Volunteer Landing.  The day will be filled with tons of fun – delicious food, contests, a Family Fun Zone featuring inflatables, Boomsday Bandz, and, of course, the nation’s largest Labor Day weekend fireworks show! Boomsday 2013 activities start at 1 pm with food from 30 vendors, amusement games and rides, exhibits, children's activities, and a community stage for young athletes and performers. Then, at 9:30 pm, the fireworks show begins high above Neyland Drive and Volunteer Landing.  The fireworks display will be choreographed to music broadcasted over load speakers and on Star 102.1 FM. In 2005, the Boomsday Festival was titled "the nation's largest Labor Day weekend fireworks display," according to Lansden Hill, national pyrotechnics expert and owner of Pyro Shows of LaFollette, Tennessee. Pyro Shows has been responsible for producing the fireworks display since the event's inception in 1987. In addition to this title, the Southeast Tourism Society (STS) selected the Boomsday Festival as one of its "Top 20 Events" for the months of September 2006 and 2007. For more information, visit

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American Trust Bank Enters Private Banking Sector Stephanie Barnes to Lead New Concierge Service

American Trust Bank officials proudly

announce the bank’s new Private Banking service. “We found a portion of our current clients would benefit from us offering a Private Banking division,” stated David Craig, CEO of American Trust Bank. “Our Private Banking service, which will be called Concierge Banking, will take a ‘hands-on’ approach and will provide a single point of contact, addressing all personal and business banking needs to professionals, business owners, and executives. We believe this service will not only help our current customers, but others in the communities we serve.” To lead the Concierge Banking service, American Trust Bank has hired Stephanie Barnes as Vice President/Concierge Banker. Prior to joining American Trust Bank, Ms. Barnes served as Vice President at Tennessee State Bank in Farragut, where she provided banking services for business and personal clients. She has nearly 18 years of banking experience serving in a variety of management roles at other banks in East Tennessee. She attended Tennessee Wesleyan, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and is an active member of the West Knox /Farragut Chamber of Commerce. “There is a lot of opportunity to help those who need the special attention that Private Banking provides,” said Ms. Barnes. “American Trust Bank already has a strong lineup of small business services that include the latest technology updates along with a reputation of quick decision making. In addition to providing excellent products, we will also offer a special line of service to help our clients achieve their financial goals.” Ms. Barnes will be located at American Trust Bank’s corporate office at 6771 Baum Drive in Bearden and can be reached at 865-824-5700.

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Your Tax Documents What to Keep and What to Shred

hether you use old-fashioned manila filing folders, a flash drive, or cloud storage, tax and personal finance authorities agree on the importance of saving tax documents and records. In addition to using the information for preparing your next income tax return, it may come in handy years from now. Your tax data is helpful and often required in many non-tax financial situations. For instance, insurance companies, lenders, and creditors often use tax information to verify income and asset value. Form W-2s can provide proof of income if your Social Security benefits are less than what they should be.

Information to save for your next tax return Organizing and saving information throughout the year will cut tax return preparation time and can even save you money. Save any information related to: » Income from wages, dividends, interest, or business: Forms W-2, 1099, and K-1, bank statements, brokerage statements » Deductions and credits (child care expenses, medical and dental expenses, business use of home, charitable gifts, vehicle sales tax, alimony): Receipts, invoices, mileage logs, bank or credit card statements, canceled checks » Home and property: Closing statements, invoices, proof of payment, insurance records, receipts for improvements » Investments: Forms 1099 and 2439, brokerage statements, mutual fund statements While you don’t need a fancy or high-tech organizing system, you do need to keep the information in a secure place. Consider saving electronic copies to the cloud or on a backup storage device in addition to, or in place of, your paper files. One of the key advantages of



going digital is that your tax information is better protected from natural disasters. Saving electronically also means you can access the information anywhere from a mobile device. Apps and websites make digitizing documents easy. TaxACT DocVault is a free mobile app and website specifically designed to create and save secure, digital copies of tax documents. At tax time, import DocVault images into TaxACT Deluxe to save with your return.

What to keep after filing your taxes and how long to keep it Knowing what information to save and for how long can be confusing. As a general rule of thumb, keep tax returns and related documents for at least three years from the April 15 filing deadline. » Three years: Tax return forms and schedules plus all information to support what you claimed on your return, especially records related to property, investments, or business assets (for depreciation). While there are exceptions, the IRS has three years to assess additional

tax and audit returns. Three years is also the amount of time you have to amend your return. » Four years: Many income-taxing states have an additional year to audit individual returns. » Six years: Forms W-2, 1099, etc. because the IRS has six years to contact you if you’ve failed to report income. » Seven years: Any information regarding loss from worthless securities or bad debts. Certain documents should be saved longer. Information related to your home, property, investments, and retirement plans should be kept indefinitely. If you dispose of an asset, be sure to keep the information for another three years. Business owners should keep tax information for at least four years. That includes employment records, gross receipts, invoices, bank statements, proofs of purchase, asset records, databases, emails, and even voicemails. For more information about tax recordkeeping, refer to IRS Publication 552 at Publications 583 and 463 provide specific information for businesses. To download TaxACT DocVault for free, visit

Social Security Says Goodbye to Paper Checks Presented by Ali Swofford

In March, Social Security stopped mailing checks to all but a small percentage of retirees.

The new options are direct deposit or debit card.

Most Social Security recipients receive their benefits by direct deposit. The Treasury Department sends an electronic message to a bank or credit union crediting the retiree’s account with the amount of the payment.1 Since 2008, about three million SSI recipients have opted to use the Direct Express MasterCard, a Treasury-recommended prepaid debit card. The Social Security payment is automatically credited to the card each month. 1,2 The debit card has some drawbacks. While it carries no monthly fees or overdraft charges, you only get one fee-free ATM withdrawal a month with it. Retirees can save a bit of money – maybe as much as $5 a month or $60 a year in checking fees – if they simply go the direct deposit route.2,3

The change was encouraged, not demanded.

“We will not interrupt payments if a person does not comply nor will we switch a payment method automatically,” said Walt Henderson, director of the Go Direct program. By March, seniors getting checks from the program got a letter offering assistance to help them change over to the debit card or direct deposit option. 2,3

What if you still want a check in the mail?

Call the Treasury Department’s Go Direct hotline at 800-333-1795 and request a waiver. If you were born on or before May 1, 1921, you get an automatic waiver – you will still get your Social Security income by check unless you want to change to one of the other options.1,2

Why is this move being made?

It costs 92 cents more to print and mail a check compared to electronic payment methods. By ending the printing of Social Security checks, about $1 billion in federal savings can be realized during the next decade.3 For more information on Social Security, refer to

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East Tennessee Kidney Foundation Upcoming Fundraising Events

East Tennessee Kidney Foundation Names 2013-2014 Board he East Tennessee Kid-

ney Foundation recently named its 2013-2014 board of directors. “I’m delighted to continue working with such a committed group of community leaders and volunteers,” said WATE-TV 6’s Sarah Burton, who was reappointed as East Tennessee Kidney Foundation president. “Through support from those with such varied areas of expertise and from different types of organizations, our ability to serve East Tennesseans with kidney disease will continue to grow.” The East Tennessee Kidney Foundation currently serves 14 counties and approximately 200 low-income patients. The organization focuses on patient services, including helping patients with transportation to and from dialysis treatments and providing assistance and resources for dental care and also nutritional supplements. Tax-deductible donations are accepted online at Other board members include board secretary Edith “Dickie” Kaserman; board treasurer Charles “Wes” Carruthers, Jr. of Downey Oil/KenJo Markets; Sharon Azevedo; Shashi Dhingra of Realty Executives Associates; Danielle Faulkner of Fresenius Medical Care; Terry Gillingham of South Central Media; Dianne Hagey of Knoxville Dialysis Center; Brent Hannah of UT Medical Center; Vandaly Jeffers of Dialysis Clinic, Inc.; Curtis McGinnis of Cedar Springs Christian Stores; Amy

Pangelinan of Pinnacle Financial Partners; Richard Pangelinan of Tennessee Appraisal Group; and Steve Winfree of Visit Knoxville. Advisory board members include Katrina Atchley Arbogast of Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop PC; Stephanie Burgett of Nephrology Associates; Brian Carlin of McKesson Medical-Surgical; Dr. Oscar Grandas of UT Medical Center; David Hammontree of A&W Office Supply and Design; Craig Horsley of AAA East Tennessee; Chanda Hurst of Qsource; Mark Moon of Cherokee Country Club; Ronald Sherrill of Care Max Home Medical; Dr. Denise Rivers of Nephrology Associates; Dr. Paul Serrell of Nephrology Associates; and Dr. Urath Suresh of Nephrology Associates. “We appreciate the leadership and mission support of our board,” said East Tennessee Kidney Foundation Executive Director Katie Caldwell. “We also appreciate the generous community support that allows us to provide transportation, dental, and nutritional assistance to kidney patients throughout East Tennessee.”

About the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation The East Tennessee Kidney Foundation is a local charitable 501(c)(3) organization that provides patient services and support to East Tennesseans affected by kidney disease and also information and education on the prevention of kidney disease. For more information and to donate, visit

August 20 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Wine Tasting Event hosted by Northshore Wine & Spirits at Pero’s On The Hill (7706 S. Northshore Drive). Tickets can be purchased at Northshore Wine & Spirits and cost $15 per person or two for $25, with $5 of each ticket sold going directly to the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation. 

August 23 6:00 pm

Live auction with an official auctioneer and summer grill-out party for the entire family at the Knoxville Kidney Center office parking lot (320 N. Park 40 Boulevard in Knoxville). There will be food, drinks, goodies, and hundreds of items on display for the auction. 100% of the proceeds will go towards the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation.




by Michelle Samples-Nicolosi, MPH, LMT

Cooling Off Recipes Chilled Soba Noodles with Pesto

Taking the Heat Now that it’s August, it’s time to

take the heat. As sweltering temperatures rise, look to your cupboards and cooler supplies to add to your regimen of “cooling off.” Food choices are very important when it comes to cooling off. Michio Kushi, world-renowned author and lecturer, has suggested that eating foods grown locally and within the same climate zone will result in easier adaptation to the environment. He added that some of today’s conveniences, such as air conditioners, contribute to a weakened immune system. Certainly such conveniences make life more pleasant, but consuming a generous supply of locally grown, cooling foods most definitely can help a body “take the heat” and therefore reduce the need for lowering that thermostat. A plant-based diet tops the list for having a cooling effect on the body. Certain vegetables, fruits, and spices can be utilized to have the most effect during the sweltering days of August. Peppermint, for example, is not just a breath mint but a great heat buster as well. The addition of peppermint or spearmint to chilled green tea or lemonade gives great relief to those hot summer days. Fennel seeds are also useful. In addition to its cooling effects, chewing fennel seeds before and after meals promotes good oral hygiene, stimulates proper digestion, and reduces acid reflux. Other heat busting herbs and spices include cilantro, parsley, dill, cardamom, fresh basil, and turmeric. Radishes, lettuce, leafy greens such as arugula and spinach, and cucumbers have cooling effects as well. They have a high



water content for hydration, and eating them raw makes them even more cooling. Fruits that facilitate cooling include watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, berries, and citrus fruits. Lemons, limes, grapefruit, and oranges are known for their health enhancing benefits to the skin. They have a wide array of phytonutrients and help aid in digestion and the breakdown of fatty foods. Watermelon is high in vitamin C and contains lycopene, which helps reduce cardiovascular disease and cancer. Honeydew melon and cantaloupe are low in calories and high in potassium and water content. They are also known for their diuretic qualities. All in all chilled fruit helps to combat heat at any temperature. Eat chilled or toss in salads with a balsamic dressing for a refreshing twist. Making conscience decisions when the temperature heats up is not only wise but healthy as well. Eating locally and choosing more cooling foods can make those sweltering August days more enjoyable. Staying hydrated by choosing high water content foods makes sense when hot weather abounds. Controlling our internal thermostat definitely helps us to “take the heat.” Note: Consult your healthcare professional

before making any dietary changes. These articles and recipes are not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.

Michelle Samples-Nicolosi, Raw Food Chef and Macrobiotic Chef, owns the Rejuvenation Center in Knoxville. She may be contacted at 865.806.0356. Email your questions, concerns or topics of interest to michelle@michelle

Cook Soba noodles until done and run under cold water to stop cooking. Set aside. Prepare pesto in blender as follows: › 1 bunch basil (2 cups) › 1/4 cup olive oil › 2 Tbsp water › 1/4 cup pine nuts › 2 Tbsp lemon juice › 3 Tbsp ume vinegar or 1 tsp sea salt Blend until creamy. Toss together with noodles. Top with 2 Tbsp of whole pine nuts, 1 chopped scallion, and 2 Tbsp chopped parsley. Chill in the refrigerator before serving.

Melon and Strawberry Salad › 4 cups sliced romaine › 2 cups spinach › 1 cup arugula › 1/4 thinly sliced red onion rings › 1/2 cup sliced cucumbers › 2 cups watermelon spheres (Tbsp size) › 1 cup honeydew melon spheres (Tbsp size) › 2 cups strawberries, sliced in half › 1/4 cup sunflower seeds › 1 cup sprouts Dressing › 1/4 cup olive oil › 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar › 2 Tbsp honey › 1 tsp diced ginger › 1 tsp fresh chopped oregano › 1 tsp sea salt or to taste Mix together and toss with salad.

Chickpea Mango Salad › 1 can chickpeas, drained › 2 cups 1-inch size mango pieces › 2 cups chopped cilantro › 1 scallion, chopped › 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper › 1 cucumber, cubed › 1 tsp turmeric › Dash cumin Dressing › 3 Tbsp olive oil › 2 Tbsp lemon juice › 1 tsp sea salt or to taste Mix together with salad and serve chilled.

Iced Melon Drink Make 2 cups watermelon spheres 2-inch size and freeze. Juice the rest of the watermelon. Serve with frozen watermelon spheres, and top with peppermint for a refreshing drink.

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Tinnitus: Making Sense of “Head Noises” Buzzzzzzzz Ringing, whooshing, chirp-

ing, pulsing, and hearing things in your head that no one else does? Many people think of ringing in their ears as tinnitus, but the ringing is really just one of the forms these sounds can take. Fifty million people in the United States have experienced tinnitus – that’s one out of five people! So there is a very good chance that you know someone with tinnitus. Thirty million people state tinnitus impacts their daily life. That is one out of 10 people who may have problems falling asleep, concentrating when reading or watching TV, or finding it hard to follow a conversation, all because of tinnitus.

What is tinnitus?

The definition of tinnitus is the perception of a sound that doesn’t exist in the environment. Many people will ask what causes tinnitus. The reality is that we do not know the exact physical reason. We do know of many things that trigger tinnitus such as loud sounds, factory noise, construction, or rock concerts, particularly if for long periods of time. Certain medications and supplements, both prescription and over-the-counter, can aggravate the

condition. Many of our favorite foods, particularly those with salt, caffeine, or alcohol, work against us. Trauma to the head and neck as well as some medical conditions, such as cardiovascular disorders or hypo/hypertension, may also impact tinnitus.

What does it mean to have tinnitus?

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Research has shown that the most successful way to manage tinnitus involves three basic components: 1) A sound stimulus to help distract the brain from the tinnitus 2) Education and counseling about tinnitus 3) Amplification if the patient has hearing loss

Tinnitus often doesn’t occur alone; the two most common symptoms are hyperacusis and hearing loss. Hyperacusis is a sensitivity to loud sounds. In extreme cases, the ring of the telephone may be too loud. More often, raised voices or loud environments may cause discomfort or make the person become tired and easily overwhelmed. Hearing loss is very common with tinnitus as well, but many people are not aware of the hearing loss. They may believe that it is the tinnitus that is causing the problems with hearing and understanding the people in their life.

New devices have been created just for tinnitus patients that utilize all three of the options. These new devices are designed to provide a custom sound stimulus to help distract the brain from the tinnitus. These devices, combined with education and counseling, offer one of the best options to manage tinnitus. If you suffer or are distracted with tinnitus, there may be a simple solution. Whatever your case may be, let your local Audibel help you. Give them a call at 865-566-0370 to find the solution for you.

Can anything be done?

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There are hundreds of “cures” for tinnitus on the internet, but the reality is there is no cure. There are ways to manage tinnitus.

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Summer Movie Magic Series at the Tennessee Theatre The Godfather Part II August 16 at 8 pm August 18 at 2 pm The continuing saga of the Corleone crime family tells the story of a young Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York and follows Michael Corleone in the 1950s as he attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood, and Cuba.

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National Lampoon’s Animal House August 23 at 8 pm August 25 at 2 pm Faber College has one frat house so disreputable it will take anyone. It has a second one full of white, rich young men who are so sanctimonious that no one can stand them except Dean Wormer. The dean enlists the help of the second frat to get the boys of Delta House off campus, and his plan comes into play just before the homecoming parade to end all parades for all time.



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It’s that time of year again where we, as parents, start preparing for the upcoming school year. We want our children to be prepared and ready to learn. Many parents rely on school vision screenings to assess their children’s vision. Unfortunately, many vision disorders can go completely undetected with vision screenings alone.

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recommends that children have their first comprehensive eye exam at 3-5 years of age if no symptoms are reported. If your child expresses or shows symptoms such as blurred vision, eyestrain, or crossed eyes, then you should have them seen right away no matter the age. Why is it important to have your child’s eyes examined by an eye care professional? The visual system is continually developing up to adolescence and into the teenage years. If your child has a vision disorder, he or she is not only going to experience difficulty in school, but may develop permanent vision loss or impairment. A condition called amblyopia, often referred to as “lazy eye,” usually occurs early in a child’s development. Proper diagnosis and treatment of a vision disorder is the key to ensuring your child’s vision will be the absolute best it can be, now and for the rest of his or her life. If your child is found to need glasses, you want to provide them with the best technology has to offer. Cheap glasses will give you less than ideal results. Children are hard on their glasses, and a high-quality frame along with superior lens materials and treatments will provide your child with clear, crisp vision, which will allow their visual system to develop optimally. Poor lens materials may lead to distorted optics, producing eyestrain and visual blur. Due to new technologies in computers and hand-held electronics, children are viewing digital images now more than ever before. Lenses without anti-reflective treatment will lead to glare and reflections made worse by the lighted images of iPads, iPods, computer screens, and other electronic devices. It is crucial that we provide our children with the absolute best vision now, while their eyes are developing. To make an appointment for your child, call Premier Eyecare at 865-966-0100.

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An EvEning for ChAmpions August 9 • 8 PM • tennessee theAtre

A bEnEfit for st. JudE ChildrEn’s rEsEArCh hospitAl oin CoaCh Phillip Fulmer and Coach Bobby Bowden and players from the 1998-1999 University of Tennessee and the Florida State University teams as they relive the highlights of the Fiesta Bowl National Championship game. The evening will celebrate the game's 15th

anniversary with video highlights from the 1998 season and the National Championship Game as well as with commentary from the coaches, players, and local celebrity guests who were part of the action. All proceeds from this exclusive evening will support the lifesaving work of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where no family pays for anything. You will help St. Jude in its mission of finding cures and saving children. For more information, visit


t Th e Breazeale Clinic, the saying is “because appearance matters, experience matters.” With more than 15 years of experience, Dr. Ed Breazeale has helped East Tennessee and areas beyond achieve their personal beauty goals. Making the choice to enhance your appearance isn’t hard when you consider Dr. Breazeale’s extensive list of qualifications. Dr. Breazeale is Board Certified and a member of the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons), LEAD Counsel, MOC (Maintenance of Certification), and FACS. Dr. Breazeale provides breast augmentations, tummy tucks, facelifts, arm lifts, face lifts, brow lifts, neck lifts, liposuction, Botox Cosmetic, Juvéderm, waxing, laser treatments, and fullservice skin care. The clinic’s website, www., contains information on the full list of services available, including before and after photos and a plethora of information on plastic surgery. For more information, call 865-342-0300 or visit

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KIDNEY DISEASE Support Group The EAST TN KIDNEY FOUNDATION... proud to announce the start of a new Kidney Disease Support Group in East Tennessee! This new support group is open to all people suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD), whether you were just diagnosed with stage 1, or depend on an artificial kidney (or dialysis) while waiting for a transplant. We welcome those who are at high risk for kidney disease; diabetes & high blood pressure are the two main causes of chronic kidney disease. We also welcome transplant recipients, living donors, family, friends and loved ones of those suffering from kidney disease, and those who are affected by kidney disease in any way. Each month we will feature a guest speaker and/or special topics of interest, including: • Living w/ CKD: Sharing Our Experiences • CKD Education & Your Treatment Options • Diet & Nutrition • Transplant Q’s & A’s • Prescription Drug Coverage & “The Donut Hole” When: August 12, 2013 September 9, 2013 October 14, 2013 November 11, 2013 December 9, 2013 Where: Cherokee Health Systems 2018 Western Avenue, Knoxville, 37921 Time: 6pm - 7:30pm; Light Refreshments Served at 6pm Info: Support Group meets the 2nd Monday of the month. For more info or questions, visit or call our office: 865-288-7351.

Always Free. Everyone Welcome. The East TN Kidney Foundation is a 100% local non-profit, 501(c)3 charitable organization whose mission is to improve the lives of East Tennesseans suffering from kidney disease, to promote education about kidney disease detection and prevention, and to increase the availability of all organs for transplant. ETKF, P.O. Box 22072, Knoxville, TN 37933

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eye makeup in a way that the color has a gradual change in color depth, with the darkest concentration closest to the lash line. This is similar to the current trend in designer fabrics and hair color, using ombre shading, where the colors are blended gradually from darkest to lightest shades. As a note, a Smoky Eye doesn’t have to be extreme or dramatic. We can show you a smoky effect for day wear using softer colors such as our Cola eyeshadow (a soft, coppery brown) at the lash line, blending to our Bare Necessity eyeshadow (a soft, peachy pink) on the brow bone. But if you want more color, you can achieve a more dramatic Smoky Eye with purples, greens, or blues. Let us show you how!

Q: I love the Smoky Eye, but I always end up with smudges below my eyes. Any suggestions? A : Our Pro Tip to avoid this is to do your eye

makeup first, then follow with your concealer and foundation. Another tip for touching up any smudges or debris is to dip a Q-tip in Wrinkle Smoother Eye Cream, which is oil free, and use it as an eraser. The Wrinkle Smoother Eye Cream moisturizes and cleans up any mishaps, giving beautiful, flawless results.

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Come in and try before you buy! We invite you to visit our studio, conveniently located at West Town Mall. Our caring and well-trained associates can demonstrate solutions to all of your skin care and makeup questions in our state-of-the-art studio at absolutely no cost to you. We’re open from 10 am to 9 pm daily and noon to 6 pm on Sundays. At Merle Norman, discover the perfect solution for all of your skin care and cosmetic needs for women of all ages.

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Summer to Fall Fashions at


Tula Boutique utumn, and cooler temperatures, signaling changing wardrobes, is just weeks away. Launching and operating a boutique such as Tula is its own reward, but at the same time it is challenging. Trying to anticipate future trends is particularly challenging. Which designers have it right? What’s the weather going to be like going forward? These are just a few of the questions that have to be answered when we travel the markets in search of new designs and designers that will meet the fashion needs of the many women that shop Tula. We have already selected some exciting new fall transitional apparel which has begun arriving, and a recent trip to Colorado has identified several designers whose unique designs we are looking forward to introducing to you in the weeks ahead. As for August, which is the big back-to-school month, we have some new fun fashions that can be layered as temperatures moderate, particularly in the evenings. Also, don’t forget Tennessee’s tax-free holiday from August 2nd through the 4th which can help you save even more as you prepare to send your kids and young adults off to school. I hope you enjoy these photos of just a few of our latest items for transitioning from summer into fall and invite you to visit Tula to see even more items, in addition to the latest designs from several newly discovered designers, that will be arriving daily.

Co-owners Stacy Pearson and Debbie Reed




Discover August's Fashion Trends


A Month of Transition

High temps may not give you a pause to con-

Scarves • Jewelry • Purses Summer Footwear Fresh Flowers • Florals Gifts • Home Decor The Mansion Restaurant

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The Butterfly Fund

Supporting the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer


Saturday, August 17 Registration begins at 7 am Race begins at 9 am


Cherokee Boulevard within Sequoyah Hills in Knoxville


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represents the legacy of Emily Barger and Maddie Harrill, two beautiful girls who were diagnosed with a rare form of pediatric cancer in 2007 and tragically passed away within three weeks of one another during the summer of 2008. The Butterfly Fund was established at the highly respected East Tennessee Foundation with the objective of raising support and awareness for pediatric cancer research, treatments, and services at a local, regional, and national level. Local support is directed to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital as they represent the only pediatric cancer facility in East Tennessee. All net proceeds will be directed to the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital to benefit the pediatric oncology clinic in support of children and families being affected by pediatric cancer. To register or learn more about Emily and Maddie and The Butterfly Fund, visit Online registration ends on August 10th.

sider August as a transitional month, but in only four short weeks, the thermometer will begin to moderate, and September will begin to usher in what promises to be a spectacle of autumn colors. Sweetwater Flower Shop, located in historic downtown Sweetwater, is preparing to help you welcome fall’s cooler temperatures and rainbow of colors. Having just returned from the Atlanta market, you’ll discover fresh, new ideas and the latest trends not only in our home décor items and florals, but also in our women’s accessories, including jewelry, scarves, handbags and purses, and much more. Why not start with a handbag from fashLadies ion designer Mary Frances? This San Luncheon Francisco Bay native UT Trunk Show has been creating at The Mansion these handmade treasures for nearly 25 August 26 • 12 - 2pm years. Passionate about her creations, Come shop at a Mary Frances allows trunk show put on by her customers to Southern Gamedays! express their own per$15 per person includes sonality and individual lunch, drink, and gratuity. style. Each design is as Call for reservations. unique and full of life as her customers. Often seen on the arms of America’s top celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Kate Hudson, Mary Frances handbags combine popular shapes, as well as fabrics, textures, colors, and opulent natural stones and trims. “Life’s too short to be boring,” says Mary Frances. How about a designer, all-in-one, insulated tote for hauling everything imaginable, including warm and cold food, gifts, travel items, or groceries? There’s nothing boring about these oversized, fully insulated tote bags from Haul Couture that haul everyday life with a touch of style. So get ready for August’s transition into the long awaited autumn months at Sweetwater Flower Shop, where you can accessorize everything from your fall wardrobe to your home. Also, don’t forget to visit The Mansion Restaurant for lunch, upstairs at Sweetwater Flower Shop, and enjoy their sumptuous menu items, elegant atmosphere, and great service. Also, ask about private parties and special events.

Sweetwater Flower Shop 118 W. North Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423.337.6623

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Fabulous Finds...

The Flat Front Pant One of the most important changes to hit women’s fashion in the past several years is the new flat front pant available from most every apparel line today.

“They fit like

a dream!” Kathie Lee

Just think about it… do

you really need or want the bulk that comes with a front zip pant? The designers must finally be listening to us… with every top in the store being worn on the outside, why not design a flat front that isn’t your old “pull on” with elastic? Even the denim companies have jumped on the design, with flat front jeans being the perfect

bottom to pair with hip length tunics. No bulk added in either zippers or pockets! Some years you’ll be able to update your wardrobe by adding only a few new pieces. This year, however, will be THE YEAR you’ll want to concentrate on really updating.

If you’re still tucking in your shirts – STOP! You’ll date yourself and your wardrobe by not enjoying this new trend. One of our newest flat fronts was endorsed by Kathy Lee on The Today Show. Having lost her luggage on a flight, she purchased this pant in a Florida

Foothills Land Conservancy Summer Celebration he public is invited

to join the folks at Foothills Land Conservancy for their Summer Celebration highlighting 28 years as a Tennessee land trust with more than 36,000 acres preserved! This year’s party will be held Saturday, August 17th, from 5 to 8:30 pm at Christine Hayworth’s Penrose Farm (8432 Nubbin Ridge Road in Knoxville). Tickets are $100 and can be purchased by visiting FLC’s website at, contacting FLC’s office at 865-681-8326, or emailing FLC wishes to extend a big thank you to Christine Hayworth for providing Penrose Farm as the Summer Celebration host location again this year. Penrose offers a relaxing, majestic setting in the middle of “civilization,” highlighting for our friends what positive and

long lasting outcomes can happen when conservation is a priority. In 2007, Ms. Hayworth partnered with FLC to place a conservation easement on the 130-acre property, which also boasts outstanding views of the Great Smoky Mountains. For Bill Clabough, Foothills’ Executive Director, the Celebration is known as a good time spent with friends and also one that skips the long speeches and auctions. “The focus is on coming together to share FLC’s initiatives, but to also enjoy our accomplishments and thank our individual and corporate supporters,” he said. “We try to keep this annual gathering as local, natural, and waste-free as we can. That includes everything from the food selection to the door prizes and awards we give out. It’s just a fun, laidback evening, and all of us have really enjoyed the gardens, pastures, and character of Penrose Farm.” Heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and an

store, wore it for three days and it did not get “knee or rump sprung!” She added it to her “favorite things” segment the following Monday. There is an ankle length pant which is fitting our petite customers perfectly – no alterations necessary. (Which, of course, is complimentary if you do need it!) A beautifully designed flat front long pant is also available. The flat front pant… best new design in years. Come in and let us show you the wonderful selection available. Happy Shopping!

The Lily Pad

209 N. Main Street Sweetwater, TN 423.337.5537 Mon-Sat: 10am-5:30pm

ay, Satur d17th t Augus pm 5-8:30 open bar will be provided, and the dress is casual. The event’s program includes the announcement of the James C. & Gail P. Harris Conservationist of the Year Award, which is presented to a dedicated individual within the community who has assisted in the protection and preservation of natural lands and habitat. For ticket, event, or sponsorship information, contact FLC’s office at 865-681-8326,, or visit

About Foothills Land Conservancy

FLC is dedicated to protecting, preserving, and enhancing the lands and environments of the Southern Appalachian region and promoting the character of the land for the benefit of the general public, now and in the future. FLC relies on individual and corporate contributions solely to sustain organization, land acquisition, and stewardship funds. August 2013 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE



Vincent’s ESTABLISHED 1961

selling Fine Jewelry, Quality Diamonds & Precious Gemstones? We Buy Quality DiamonDs anD Fine JeWelry

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Why Not Turn Your Unused Fine Jewelry, Quality Diamonds & Precious Gemstones into Cash? With all the uncertainty in today’s world, it’s no wonder that diamonds, precious stones, gold, and silver are increasing in value. If you own unused quality diamonds and fine jewelry that you no longer wear, why not consider turning them into cash by selling your unwanted jewelry to Vincent’s? How about taking that much thought about vacation or updating your wardrobe? Vincent’s offers you a unique, no cost, no obligation selling experience unlike anything that you’ve likely encountered in the past. Vincent’s offers you the safety, security, and privacy that you deserve while paying you full value for your fine jewelry, quality diamonds, and gemstones based on today’s market price for precious metals, diamonds, and gemstones. If you’d like to turn your unused fine jewelry, quality diamonds, and precious gemstones into cash, call Vincent’s today at 865-392-5358 or visit Confidential • Secure • Trusted Established 1961 By appointment only

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The All-Important Handbag h e NFL has recently imposed a ban on handbags at football games in the coming fall season, but rest assured there is an approved Ziploc freezer bag and a see-through plastic tote measuring 12x6x12 that female football fans can bring with them to games. That’s probably not something we already have in our repertoire, nor is this handbag description on any woman’s wish list. While safety is important to all of us, women are “up in arms” about the new handbag ban. It’s not because we can’t live without our purses for a few hours, but we carry items in there we just don’t want transparent to the world. The guys just don’t seem to get it, and the guys are making the rules. There are already several college campuses that have already imposed this ban. Will UT be next? This accessory is simply the most valuable item on any woman’s list of important items. It is an investment. Many times it is a BIG financial investment, certainly it is always

a time investment, and it should be. This is an accessory we carry with us every day. It should be constructed of quality materials, the size should fit our body type, it should best represent, coordinate, or complement the colors we use every day in our wardrobe, and a handbag needs to be comfortable, either on the shoulder or arm, and should provide personal function as well as “identify” a personal style. (Just a head’s up, the latest trend in purses for fall is the structured bag.) At Next To New, we specialize in designer handbags, offering an array of sizes, styles, and fabrics, including best-selling brands from Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Vera Bradley, Brahmin, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Brighton, and many others. We don’t, however, carry the NFL approved seethrough plastic totes, nor do we sell Ziploc freezer bags. Come see us soon! New store hours starting in August: Monday-Friday 10-6 and Saturday 10-5.

Next To New

7212 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919 865.584.2878 Monday-Friday 10-6 • Saturday 10-5

Powwow to Focus on Trail of Tears h e s i x t h a n n ual

Spirit of Nations Powwow, to be held in Knoxville on Saturday, August 10, will include several activities in recognition of the 175th anniversary of the Trail of Tears. In addition to demonstrations of various styles of powwow dancing, this year’s event will include members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians performing traditional Cherokee dances, such as the Bear Dance, Quail Dance, and the Beaver Dance. Also on the schedule this year are lectures on the Trail of Tears, Cherokee storytelling, and a Cherokee language class. As always, the powwow will include a blowgun competition, Indian tacos, quality Native arts and crafts, a silent auction, flute playing, and a hand drum competition. New this year will be a children’s area with face painting, children’s games and craft

activities, and storytelling specifically designed for kids. The powwow will be held at the Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park. The hours are 10 am to 8 pm. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children. Indian Creek Productions, Inc. is the sponsor of the powwow. For more information, visit www.indiancreekproductions. com or email indiancreek August 2013 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE



Sell Your Estate

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If you thought Estate Treasures was a unique boutique in Turkey Creek that featured generationsold estate jewelry collections, sterling silver pieces, Native American turquoise/sterling silver, diamond bridal sets, and truly unique and sometimes unusual antiques, you’d be correct. But if you thought that’s all Estate Treasures was, you’d be wrong. Estate Treasures also purchases estate

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items including antiques, jewelry, silver plated pieces, precious metals, coins, and coin collections. So whether you have estate items resulting from an individual estate, downsizing, relocation, or empty nesting and it’s time to sell, Estate Treasures offers you the perfect solution for transforming your estate items into cash. Estate Treasures’ more than three decades experience and jeweler provide you with the confidence and trust you deserve in knowing that your items will be fairly appraised and you will receive top dollar for your jewelry, precious metals, antiques, and coins. If you find it next to impossible to shop for that special someone in your life that seems to have everything, then you’ve never visited Estate Treasures. Discover antique jewelry, contemporary estate jewelry, original oil paintings, and many one-of-a-kind “man-tiques,” which are Estate Treasures’ description of their collection of antiques that appeal to a more masculine audience. You’ll also enjoy how all of Estate Treasures’ collections are beautifully displayed in 19th century display showcases that are antiques themselves. Estate Treasures invites you to visit them at their boutique in Turkey Creek, where you can share their passion for the past, whether you wish to buy, sell, or both. So if you’re looking to transform your antiques, jewelry, precious metals, and coins into cash, experience the confidence and trust you deserve at Estate Treasures.

Estate Treasures

11681 Parkside Drive (next to Gatti’s) Knoxville, TN 37934 865.643.8435

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2013 marks the 30th anniversary of one the most influential and celebrated albums in pop-rock history. Peaking at number one on the Billboard Charts, selling more than 10 million copies worldwide, earning a Grammy Award and Diamond Award in Canada, Huey Lewis & the News' “Sports” is the

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Home to Blues, Soul, and Rock ’n’ Roll COURTESY OF THE Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Soul

Before there were boy bands, there

were bands with men in them. Men who played instruments. Men who had something to say. Men who could move you with their voices and nothing else if they wanted to. Men, in other words, with soul. Anyone with an interest in music – meaning anyone who owns a record or two – should pay homage to these soul men by visiting the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Located on the legendary McLemore Avenue, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music is an exact replica of the former Stax recording studio, home to soul legends like Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, the Staples Singers, Wilson Pickett, and Rufus Thomas, to name just a few. Built in 2002, the museum experience literally takes visitors through a living timeline of southern music, from the small country church to Isaac Hayes’ solid gold Ca34


dillac Eldorado. In addition to artifacts, historic gold records, and rare video footage, the museum hosts a number of live music events in its Studio One space. In the same exact spot where Steve Cropper, Donald “Duck” Dunn, and the rest of the Stax house band the Bar-Kays cranked out hit after hit for more than 15 years, the museum puts on live soul revues for legendary and current artists. But for a more current and riveting soul experience, visitors to Memphis need to get up early on Sunday mornings and make a pilgrimage to Al Green’s Full Gospel Tabernacle Church. Not far from the Stax Museum, Al Green’s Full Gospel Tabernacle Church offers one of the purest soul music experiences in the city. Granted, it’s gospel, but it’s Al Green, and he’s taking you to the source of all soul music. Services begin around 11 am and often end around 2 pm, sometimes later. It’s not a gig or a show or even a club. It’s church, so bring your heart, your stamina, and your wallet for donations. You won’t regret it; it’s a religious experience in every way. 

Beale Street at Night with Flippers by Phillip Parker © Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Rock

Critics like to cite the “British Inva-

sion” of the 1960s as the catalyst for modern rock music. Memphis begs to differ. Cleveland claims it’s the birthplace of rock ’n’ roll with its big old museum. Memphis can only laugh. L.A. is often described as the epicenter of the music industry. Maybe so, but Memphis knows where rock began: at Sun Studio.  A modest brick building on Union Avenue most folks wouldn’t give a second glance, Sun Studio gave birth to the rock ’n’ roll we all know. Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins all cut records at Sun. Today, it’s more than a home for rock memorabilia; it’s a living experience kept alive by a motley crew of local musicians, actors, and writers who do more than show you around. With their charm, wit, and storytelling, these tour guides bring you back to a time when Sam Phillips captured lightning in a bottle. 

Travel Sun didn’t just give birth to rock ’n’ roll; it gave birth to its king. The King, that is. Anyone who makes it to Memphis absolutely, positively has to make a stop at Graceland. Often referred to as a mansion, Graceland has modest features in comparison to most homes today. But its interior and its stories are what continue to bring people to its door. One of the most beloved national landmarks, Graceland, as well as its slew of Elvis exhibits (you can check out his planes!), is a unique window into the imagination of the first American idol. Listen to original recordings, tour his jungle room, and take a stroll through his hall of honors, and you’ll begin to understand that the King was constantly reinventing himself, always searching for something new and exciting, whether it was recording gospel (his only Grammy) or acting in movies. 

The Blues

Sun Studio on Union Ave by Justin Fox Burks © Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau

BB King's Blues Club by Dan Ball © Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau

Elvis Statue on Beale by Vasha Hunt © Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau

See how a Gibson Guitar is made in Memphis by Andrea Zucker © Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau

In Memphis, the blues mean many

things. It is our history. It is our culture. It is the sound you hear on our streets. It is the art on the walls of our hotels. The blues are everything to us. They are our past and our present, and that, in many ways, is how people experience the blues when they visit. For many this experience begins with that first stroll down Beale Street. A neon tunnel buzzing with the 12-bar chord progression, sometimes a slide, a jaunty piano, and the raspy voice of a singer well into his or her third set of the night. Beale Street is the heartbeat of Memphis Blues, Memphis entertainment, and Memphis fun. Lined with club after club after club, Beale Street offers visitors an escape into a past that is thick with hickory smoke, open containers, and the freedom that comes with letting go for a few hours. But the blues is more than a good time. It’s also the context for our city. The Smithsonian Rock ’n’ Soul Museum, attached to FedEx Forum and a half block away from where you were the night before on Beale, gives visitors the full history of Memphis music. With more than 100 songs to listen to, this audio journey takes visitors through the history and drama of the formation of the blues, its migration north, and its importance to our national culture.  A block away, visitors can dive a bit deeper into the blues by touring the  Gibson Guitar Factory, home to the ES series guitars played by such blues (and rock) legends as B.B. King, Scotty Moore, and Chuck Berry. From wood to strings, the tour gives you a close look at the

Gibson Guitars Beale Street Showcase by Steve Roberts © Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau

care and craft that goes into each instrument. If you’re lucky, the tour will end with a few licks, played by any number of the accomplished musicians who make the Gibson their day job.

E lvis Week

If a trip to Memphis and Graceland is on your bucket list, now is the perfect time to scratch it off. From August 10-17, thousands of Elvis fans will make their annual pilgrimage to Graceland to honor the King of Rock ’n’ Roll. Celebrating 36 years, Elvis Week has become a pop-culture phenomenon for music lovers from around the world. In 2013, more events are scheduled than you can shake a stick at. We’re talking concerts, a “Viva Las Vegas” movie and dance party, Elvis tribute contests, panel discussions with Elvis co-stars, autograph sessions, and much more! If you can’t come for the entire week, make

Stax Museum of American Soul Music by Justin Fox Burks © Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau

sure you hit these signature events: » George Klein will host an Elvis Mafia Reunion Show on August 11 at Alfred’s on Beale. Lifelong friends and associates will reminisce, share stories, and answer questions. This event is $45 and includes dinner and the show. Proceeds benefit Make-AWish and the EP Charity. » Panel discussions on August 14 will let you learn more about Elvis from those who knew Elvis best. This year’s guests include his movie co-star Mother Dolores Hart (“Loving You”), personal friend T.G. Sheppard, and Norbert Putnam, who played in Elvis’ studio band. » The annual Candlelight Vigil on August 15 will live up to its reputation – a night sky filled with Elvis’ music and warm candlelight as thousands make their way to the Meditation Garden to pay their respects to the King. For more information on everything to do in Memphis, visit August 2013 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


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August in the Garden At church recently the preacher announced he was forming a committee to start an ark building project. We laughed, but the rainfall is starting to be a serious subject. Some plants are very happy with all this rain. My hydrangeas, hostas, and ferns are enormous. My “Limelight” hydrangea is probably 10’ tall and 8’ wide! Several of my perennials are also much bigger than they’ve been in previous years. Unfortunately, my plants that prefer dry conditions are miserable. My hybrid tea roses have never been this unhappy in their lives. The other things that are delighted with the overabundance of rain are insects and diseases. It’s a swampy breeding ground out there, and if you don’t have at least one mosquito bite, you must not have been outside all summer. Speaking of being outside, let’s start the to-do list:

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Knoxville Choral Society Fall Auditions August 22 from 6 to 8 pm

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If your home has more insects than the movie set of “A Bug’s Life,” then it’s probably time to call in the professionals at Heritage Termite & Pest Service. April showers bring spring flowers, but the

unprecedented level of rain this year has given rise to an unprecedented level of unwanted pests. Persistent rain means saturated soil, and this excessive moisture gives rise to an increase insect propagation and forces many pests out from under the ground where they live and breed. These pests, including ants, earwigs, fleas, mosquitoes, and a host of other insects, are pervasive. They invade our homes through cracks and spaces in our home’s exterior, improper sealing, door and window weather stripPersistent rain ping, and damaged means saturated soil, or missing screens. including a and this excessive Insects, growing number of moisture gives rise reported bedbug cases, to an increase insect reside in spaces under propagation and cabinets, in our carand, yes, even forces many pests peting, in our beds. More than out from under the just a nuisance, pests, ground where they including termites live and breed. and carpenter ants, can cause hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in damage to our homes, while other insects, such as mosquitoes and fire ants, can result in health risks to both our pets and family members. The solution is easier than you might imagine: Heritage Termite & Pest Service. Their experienced and licensed professionals will initiate a thorough inspection of your home to identify the pests present and then recommend an affordable solution to control your pests once and for all. They will then implement a follow-up program to prevent their return. Unlike the one-size-fitsall pesticides sold at the big box stores, Heritage Termite & Pest Service’s professionals will use the right product to safely eliminate unwanted pests and provide the long-term control your family deserves – guaranteed. So if unwanted pests and insects are bugging you, then one call to Heritage Termite & Pest Service can do it all – safely, efficiently, and affordably.

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hen it comes to

your floors, soil is any foreign matter that acc u m u late s, including dirt, dust, grease, or cleaning chemicals. As your family and pets move throughout the home, these contaminants are spread from one room to another, from carpet and hardwood to tile and back again. This process can leave the homeowner frustrated and not sure what to do. When one part of your home is cleaned, the soil load from other areas will quickly contaminate the cleaned areas, making your effort futile. In addition, the very act of scrubbing a kitchen or bathroom floor pushes tiny particles of dirt, oil, and grime deeper within your floor, causing it to look dingy and discolored. Without a deep down, pore cleansing, extraction method of cleaning, one can only hope to reach the surface level of the floor, which has little effect on its

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appearance. This process just keeps repeating itself, so the home environment never gets truly clean. Getting proactive will stop this grimy process in its tracks, eliminating all embedded soil from within your tile and grout or concrete, as well as removing dust mites, soil, and traffic patterns from your carpets. Your floors will be sanitized, grout returns to its natural color, and all soil that’s been deeply embedded in your flooring is extracted and evacuated. Once all the flooring types in your home have been cleaned and sanitized, it’s a great idea to seal your tile and grout and concrete areas. Surface Doc’s high quality sealer is backed by a lifetime guarantee and will make future cleaning easy. Imagine never using a chemical on your floor again. As for carpets, Surface Doc recommends using a Teflon Guard to protect the carpet fibers from pet stains, accidents, and dirt. Once your entire home is shining from the inside out, from the driveway and garage floor

to the bedroom and bathrooms, maintaining it will be a breeze. And, if your family is like mine, a clean home will make your step a little lighter and your day a little brighter. Call Surface Doc today to get a Co-owner dysfunctional envi- John ronment functional Fitzwilliam again. Of course, the demonstration is absolutely free, and your satisfaction is guaranteed. Visit us online to view before and after pictures at Or give John a call at 865-567-1986.

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Make the Grade with Organized Closets Back-to -school : three words that

mean summer is unofficially over with a new routine for you and your children. It’s a time of change and a time to get organized. From stuffed animals to stuff under the bed, no area in your home needs closet organization more than your kid’s room. More often than not, kids are messy because their closets aren’t designed for their needs. With Tailored Living – Knoxville’s home organization specialists – you’ll discover how the right closet design will virtually eliminate a messy room. Whether you have a pre-schooler or high schooler, Tailored Living will design a flexible closet space to grow with your child and their changing needs by using rods and shelves that are adjustable. Rods are first hung at child-friendly levels. However, triple-hanging sections for small children can easily be adjusted to double hanging for larger clothes as your child grows. Adjustable shelves can also be added. Additional features can be integrated into your child’s closet to maximize valuable

storage space. They include: • Sturdy pull-out drawers, bins, and hampers to make it easy to find items and put them away. • Racks for shoes, belts, scarves, and other clothing help keep everything in its place. • Bins for easy toy organization. Another area of the home that will help keep order for the entire family is an organized entryway or mudroom. It’s your family’s launch pad in the morning and landing pad in the evening. A Tailored Living designer can create user-friendly spaces for items such as shoes, backpacks, lunch bags, keys, and coats – any out-the-door essentials. Drawers can be added to hold items you don’t want the dog getting into. The design can also include a mirror for a final look before heading out the door. With a wide array of finishes, the entryway storage will match any décor. From a closet to the family mudroom or the garage to a home office, Tailored Living of Knoxville can organize every room in the home. Tailored Living, which also features PremierGarage, is known for its innovative

and affordable, custom closets, garage cabinets and flooring, pantries, and other home storage solutions. A custom design starts with an in-home consultation with a space-planning expert who listens, offers experienced advice, and discusses solutions to your needs that meet your budget. Then, using their proprietary 3D software, Tailored Living designs each space while at your home. You’ll see the finished project before it begins! Let Tailored Living conveniently design your space and bring the order you need to your home. This school year, get ready with home storage solutions that make the grade.

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ife dishes out a lot, both inside and outside of your home, so when choosing replacement windows, it’s important to consider how the products and company you choose can affect your life. From low-maintenance materials and easy cleaning features to professional installation and service, there are lots of key differences that make CRS Exteriors and Infinity® Replacement Windows from Marvin Built for Life®. » No sanding, scraping, or refinishing means more time to do the things you enjoy! » Strong and durable Ultrex® Fiberglass means more visible glass and expanded views! » Lower energy costs and a more comfortable home. Infinity® Windows don’t just stand up to the elements - they insulate against them! » Features that make life a little easier, like tilting sashes for simple cleaning! » Styles, colors, and options that make creating or matching a specific look a breeze! Your home is the center of your life, so you

can’t talk about replacement windows being Built for Life® without having a reputable company you can trust in your home. CRS Exteriors is the only authorized retailer of Infinity® Windows from Marvin in East Tennessee. A multi-year Super Service Award winner on Angie’s List, CRS Exteriors takes pride not just in customer service, but in guaranteed customer satisfaction. With the same focus on being Built for Life® as the products we sell, CRS Exteriors brings a refreshing approach to the window replacement business:

» Appointments on your schedule. Evening and weekend appointments available! » Friendly, knowledgeable sales consultants who love what they do and care about your home! » Products that sell themselves. We show you your options and help you make the most educated decision for your home, but we never use pushy or unprofessional sales tactics! » We’re there every step of the way, from product selection to installation. We want this to be easy for you!

» Other exterior replacement needs? We can service your whole home with siding and more. Just ask! » Dedicated and professionally trained installation and service staff. We are committed to doing it right the first time and leaving your home with all expectations exceeded! Your life is our life, and we would love for you to learn more about how our family can make a difference for yours. If you’ve been giving any thought to replacing your windows or doors, give us a call for a free consultation. No hassle, no obligation. We’re happy to share with you what we’ve been doing for more than 25 years and have nothing to hide. Check us out on Angie’s List or ask for a list of references, and you’ll see why CRS Exteriors and Infinity® Windows from Marvin really are Built for Life®.

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By S a n dy Ko z a r , Awa r d -W i n n i n g I n t e r i o r D e s i g n e r

Top Five Reasons to Call Decorating Den Interiors

Recently, Debbie called my design studio to ask about her living room. “It’s been more than 10 years since I’ve done any type of changes to my home, and I really want a more updated look,” she said. She also mentioned that she didn’t know where to get started on her own. Debbie had never worked with a designer before and was hesitant because she didn’t know what to expect. I informed her that many of my first-time clients have never worked with a designer before. Plus, I love seeing the transformation that will happen with her existing room into the room she has always wanted! After our brief discussion, I could tell Debbie was more at ease and was looking forward to my complimentary consultation, which I offer to all potential clients. Debbie went forward with her design, all within her design budget, and couldn’t be happier with the results. Upon entering the newly designed living room, she uttered my favorite word to hear: “WOW!” So, what can YOU learn from this story? Well, isn’t your home your biggest investment? Why not make the most of your investment by keeping it up to date? You update your wardrobe, your makeup, your hairstyle – why not your window treatments, upholstery, furniture, lighting, or accessories?



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Top five reasons to get started now! #1 Consultation: Our initial consultation is always FREE! #2 Convenience: Enjoy seeing how designs will come to life right in your own home! #3 Selection: I offer an extensive, diverse line of products to meet your design budget. #4 Lifestyle: Each client has unique tastes and lifestyles. I customize your home’s interior to your individual needs and desires. #5 Me! You get the exceptional design services of an award-winning, trained professional who knows how to listen, is updated on the latest quality products, saves you time, and works within your budget. Plus, my design services are complimentary when product is purchased! Sandy Kozar is an Award-Winning Interior Designer and Owner of Decorating Den Interiors, Knoxville. To contact her, call her studio at 865-9826368 or visit

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Jars of Clay launched its breakout career with the multi-format hit “Flood” in 1995. Since then, it has amassed more than six million in career sales, three Grammy Awards, an American Music Award nod, three GMA Dove Awards, and BMI honors for songwriting and a slew of other accolades. While celebrated for its music and writing, Jars of Clay is most concerned with the needs in Africa. Compelled to make a difference, the

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answer is simple. The whole home system, as its name implies, removes potentially harmful bacteria, chlorine, sediment, potential harmful chemicals, and corrosion that exists in most public drinking water systems. Single point systems only protect a single source, such as a kitchen or bathroom faucet. The real question you need to ask yourself is whether or not you need either system, and to answer that question, you need to answer one other question: Is my drinking Jamie Foster, water safe? That question, Owner unfortunately, is not an easy one to answer, as there really is no definitive criteria for determining whether the water you and your family members ingest through drinking or absorption through your skin is indeed safe. Standards have been set by various government agencies that suggest levels of bacteria and potentially harmful levels that may be present in drinking water are deemed to be safe. The fact is that no one can state categorically that the existence of any bacteria or chemicals in our water is safe, nor can anyone be certain about the potential long-term health risks associated with their ingestion over time. Basically, it’s up to you to determine what risks you’re willing to assume. But know that the cost of protecting your family’s drinking water is likely far more affordable than you might have imagined. Ready to learn more? The next step is simple call My Plumber. We’re certified plumbers, not technicians. We’re experts that can diagnose and recommend viable, cost-effective solutions to your family’s drinking water quality concerns. For a no cost, no obligation consultation, call me today. Whole home water filtration is today’s best solution for pure, healthy drinking water.

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Choosing the Right Floor Plan:

A New Home Guide

The thought of selecting a floor plan for

your dream home excites most people. It sounds exciting and easy. However, once people start surfing the web or floor plan books, they begin to become overwhelmed with the numerous options and variety of plans. Knowing what to look for can help you succeed when selecting the right floor plan for your new home. Before choosing a house plan, we suggest that you ask yourself a number of lifestyle and living needs questions. Is there adequate room in your house plan? Will you need guestrooms for overnight guests? What about additional living space in the future to possibly care for elderly parents or grandchildren? How do you plan to entertain? Do you want a formal dining room and traditional living room for large, formal entertaining, or do you prefer small, relaxed family get-togethers? Think about the time you presently spend in certain rooms in your home and why. When looking at house plans, consider work space areas. Where would you prefer the laundry room be located, and how large a space will you need? Do you have any hobbies or special interests that might require additional space or room? Will you have a need for a large workroom for messy or noisy projects? Do you enjoy gardening? You may want to include a mud room or utility room with a half bath for quick and easy cleanup. Are you a “pack-rat” who needs lots of attic or storage space to store your treasures? Furnishings and aesthetics play a very big role in selecting the right plan. Will the floor plan of your new home plan accommodate your existing or new furniture arrangements and furniture styles? When planning room sizes, carefully consider the seating areas and how furniture placement will affect the overall feel of the room. Does it provide enough wall space, nooks, and areas for art and

personal keepsakes? Consider the natural “traffic flow” of the house plan, the interior views from each room of the home, as well as how natural lighting can be shared and utilized within the home. There are a great many things to consider when building; however, builder Jenny Blalock’s specialty is helping to take the stress out of the process and making your dream home a reality. At Luxe Homes and Design, we style your home around your life. We work with you to decide which floor plan is right for you, your

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family, and your l i f e s t y l e . We Jenny Blalock General help you figure Licensed Contractor out what design will work best to create the home of your dreams. Jenny is there with you during each step of the process to help refine your options that meet your budget. So don’t think of the building process as stressful or overwhelming. Think of it as an expression of your unique personality and lifestyle. It truly can be an exciting experience and very rewarding through the entire process, and what can be better than that? All you need is an experienced partner. Contact Luxe Homes and Design for a no cost, no obligation consultation on your dream home today!

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difference between brand spanking new and brand spanking used furniture, art, and home decor items? How about savings of up to 75% off retail? Here’s something else to consider. Brand spanking new becomes brand spanking used the moment it leaves the delivery truck and enters your home. My husband and Consign To Design co-founder, David, and I pride ourselves in selecting the very best in pre-owned, gently used home furnishings, art, and home decor items that are displayed in beautiful vignettes which are designed to help you visualize how the items will appear in your home. We also pride ourselves in helping families who are moving, consolidating households, redecorating, remodeling, or downsizing to repurpose otherwise brand name, high-quality, gently used furniture. Finally, we’re proud of the savings we can offer buyers in search of quality, brand name furniture at just a


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By K e r ry McD u ff i e

How Often Should I Wash My Oriental Rugs? Perhaps the most important word in the title to this article is “wash.” Unlike its wall-towall carpet cousin, Oriental rugs should never be shampooed or cleaned like conventional carpeting. The natural fibers and organic dyes in your Oriental rug can be ruined by conventional cleaning processes.




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But back to the question of how often you should wash your Oriental rugs. As a general rule of thumb, they should be washed every two to three years. More often if your rug is in a high traffic area or if you’ve had pet accidents; less often if the rug receives only light traffic. The importance of regular rug washing cannot be over-emphasized. Washing will not only maintain your rug’s vibrant colors, but it will also help extend its longevity, helping it to maintain or even increase its value and allowing it to become a family heirloom that can be shared with future generations. As owner and founder of Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning, we have built a more than 25 year reputation for quality and service that you might have thought no longer existed. Our commitment to our customers is underscored by our investment in our state-of-the-art Oriental rug washing gallery where we use an 11-step process to restore your fine Oriental rugs to their original appearance. This unique 11-step process can be explained in detail, but you might prefer to see it for yourself in our three minute video, which you can view online at In the video, you will observe the entire washing process: pre-inspection, agitation, washing with Kineticotreated water, extraction, neutralizing, drying, grooming, fringe cleaning, post-vacuuming, and inspection. You will also discover for yourself just why Oriental rug washing is more of an art, requiring specialized equipment and environmentally controlled conditions. In fact, much of the equipment you’ll see in the video was invented by us. So, if you would like to restore that like-new look to your favorite Oriental rugs that you’ll be able to share with your children and your children’s children, call us today. Protect your future family heirlooms by insisting on Superior Quality.

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Why Windows By Design? indows By Design is a full-service custom window treatment company. We specialize in shutters, shades, blinds, draperies, and custom bedding. The manufacturers we use, such as Hunter Douglas, are the best in the industry.

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Five Estimates? That is what one client said they attempted to get for their recent exterior painting project. One never returned the call. Another failed to make his scheduled appointment. One was very expensive and probably very busy, while the fourth contractor was unusually low. That left us in between two others, and we managed to secure that job.


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We start every job with the important prep work. We thoroughly pressure wash to remove mildew, pollen, and dirt. We scrape, sand, and spot prime all areas of failing paint. We generously caulk using premium quality 40-year paintable, acrylic, siliconized caulks. Finally, we are ready to paint using premium grade paints. Then we always clean up, keeping a clean worksite each day. A quality paint job is remembered long after price is forgotten. Call us today for your next exterior or interior painting project.

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August 6 7:30 PM thoMPsonBoling ArenA AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! gives fans the unique opportunity to be up close and personal with season 12 Idol finalists Amber Holcomb, Angie Miller, Burnell Taylor, Candice Glover, Curtis Finch, Jr., Devin Velez, Janelle Arthur, Kree Harrison, Lazaro Arbos, and Paul Jolley.

Plus, Aubrey Cleland joins the tour as the 11th Idol finalist thanks to the AT&T AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! Tour Fan Save, voted on by the Idol fans. Tickets are available at the Thompson-Boling Arena box office,, all Knoxville Tickets outlets, or by phone at 865-656-4444. For more information, visit


edging and borders offer homeowners a one-time, cost effective, and attractive solution to grasses which invade landscaping beds and mulch and ground covers migrating into your lawn that is not only beautiful, but adds to your home’s value. Continuous concrete edging and borders from Decorative Edging can be designed to complement your home’s existing landscape with a variety of textures, colors, profiles, and stampings which are available. Decorative lighting can also be installed into your edging.

If you can imagine it, Decorative Edging can usually design and create it for you. Their continuous concrete edging can be custom colored to match your home, other hard surfaces, or other landscaping features. You’ll also appreciate the fact that all work is personally supervised by Decorative Edging owner Mike Cooper. The work performed is minimally invasive and is usually completed in one day. Continuous concrete edging makes the perfect border for flower beds, landscape and garden areas, driveways, pool decks, sidewalks, patios… you name it. These clean, durable, and elegant borders define and highlight your home’s unique exterior landscaping features while reducing maintenance. To learn more, call Mike Cooper at Decorative Edging today for a free, no obligation quote, and discover how Decorative Edging can transform your home’s exterior by creating the showcase home appearance you desire.

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by B e th W i ll i s , T r i a l s C o o r d i n at o r f o r th e U T G a r d e n s , K n oxv i ll e


UT Gardens Plant of the Month

Sea Holly

If your garden is crying out for something a little different, you owe it to yourself to check out sea holly. Not only is it an architecturally striking plant, but it thrives in conditions often considered challenging. ryngi um, commonly known as sea holly or eryngo, can refer to several closely related species in the Apiaceae (carrot) family. Plants form numerous blooms of tight umbels with spiny bracts surrounding each bloom. Each bloom and even the stems can display a blue or violet color. Most varieties grow to between two and three feet tall from a basal rosette. Sea holly prefers full sun and a well-drained location and does best in poor soils. When grown in rich soils or part shade, plants tend to sprawl if not staked. Most cultivars are hardy to zone 5, and once established, they’re very drought tolerant. Site the plant carefully before planting, as it does not transplant well due to its large taproot. Most of the varieties will selfseed, so remove seed heads if you don’t want volunteers. Sea holly can also be propagated by careful division or by root cuttings. Sea holly can be dramatic as a single specimen or in a mass planting, and it can fit into every garden style from formal gardens, to wildflower collections, to rock gardens. It’s very attractive to butterflies. If the stalks and spent blooms are left on the plant, it provides winter interest in the garden. Stalks can also be removed and used either fresh or dried in bouquets and other arrangements. Sea holly is not susceptible to any significant pest or disease problems, and it has no major maintenance issues. Once planted and established, it is remarkably carefree in the garden. Photograph by B. Willis

Beth Willis is the trials coordinator for the UT Gardens, Knoxville. Designated as the official botanical garden for the State of Tennessee, the UT Gardens include plant collections located in Knoxville, Jackson, and Crossville. As part of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, their 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


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teve Earle's songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, The Pretenders, Joan Baez, and countless others. 1986 saw the release of his debut record, “Guitar Town,” which shot to number one on the country charts and immediately established the term “New Country.” What followed was an extremely exciting and varied array of releases from the biting hard rock of “Copperhead Road” in 1988 to the Grammy Award-winning album “Townes" in 2009. “I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive” is Steve Earle’s 14th studio album and shares the same name with his 2011 debut novel. Of the novel, Patti Smith stated, “Steve Earle brings to his prose the same authenticity, poetic spirit, and cinematic energy he projects in his music. ‘I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive’ is like a dream you can’t shake, offering beauty and remorse, redemption in spades.”

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Fall Gardeners’ Festival Planned for August 27 at UT’s Plateau AgResearch Center A fun and educational day is planned for visitors to the newest UT Gardens site The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and the Cumberland County Master Gardeners will host the fifth annual Fall Gardeners’ Festival at UT’s Plateau AgResearch and Education Center on Tuesday, August 27. The event will take place in the Plateau Discovery Gardens. Admission is free and registration begins at 9 am. The program is scheduled to run until 4 pm. The gardens are located in the central time zone. Michael “The Reverend” Sullivan and Jeff Ross, garden manager of Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee, will be the featured presenters at the event. They will speak about the chef’s relationship to the gardener. Festival activities will include educational presentations by UT experts and local gardening personalities teaching on topics including shade gardening, ornamental grasses, feeding your family with a garden, and why trees die. Additional topics will include landscaping techniques, controlling weeds in your turf, grape production, and organic gardening. Sessions on treating fruit

and ornamental trees for pests and learning to differentiate fungal and other diseases in the garden will also be presented. Wagon tours of the center’s operations and walking tours of the Plateau Discovery Gardens will also be available. In April, the Plateau Discovery Gardens became the third site in the UT Gardens’ statewide plant collection and joined the other UT Gardens sites as the state’s official botanical garden. The event will also feature vendors selling their wares and educational exhibits with information for gardeners and those interested in landscaping and nursery products. The popular UT Extension Ask-the-Expert booth invites visitors to bring samples or photos of “needy” plant materials for analysis and recommended treatments. Also, Debbie Joines, manager of UT Extension’s Soil, Plant, and Pest Center, will be on hand to provide free soil pH analyses. Those interested in this service should bring a sandwich bag full of the soil they wish to be tested. Snacks and lunch items will be available

for purchase throughout the day. The event will be held at the main unit of the Plateau AgResearch and Education Center on U.S. Hwy 70N west of Crossville. A map and complete directions are available online at http:// For more information, call the center at 931-4840034 or visit the Cumberland County Master Gardeners’ website at The Cumberland County Master Gardeners Association is a program of the county’s UT Extension office. The Plateau AgResearch and Education Center in Crossville is one of 10 outdoor laboratories located throughout the state as part of the UT AgResearch system. Both Extension and AgResearch are divisions of the UT Institute of Agriculture, which also provides instruction, research, and public service through the UT College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the UT College of Veterinar y Medicine, and UT Extension of fices in every county in the state.


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Profiles in Volunteerism

Stories of Smiles Through the recycling of donated flowers from various sources in the community, Random Acts of Flowers (RAF) brightens the days and lives of patients in hospitals, nursing homes, and hospice care centers throughout East Tennessee. The RAF volunteers are the heart and soul of the charitable operations and fulfill the mission every week.

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Flowers Can Change Perspective

By Chad Tindell, RAF Volunteer

By Susan Campbell, RAF Volunteer

I slowly knocked and entered the hospital, as I had many times before while volunteering for Random Acts of Flowers. The room was dim and very quiet. I approached the young lady who occupied the room and said, “Good morning, my name is Chad, and I’m with Random Acts of Flowers. We brought you some flowers today.” The young lady smiled and thanked me very sweetly. It was easy to tell that her condition was more serious than most rooms I had visited before. Multiple machines, IVs, etc. filled the room. I asked her if I could put the flowers on the shelf. She said, “Yes, please.” I told her I hoped she enjoyed the flowers and felt better. She smiled again and thanked me. As I walked out in the hallway a lady smiled and came up to me. She said, “You just came out of my daughter’s room. Thank you for bringing her flowers.” As we talked she told me her daughter has five chronic diseases, that this was her 11th time in the hospital, and that recently she has spent more time in the hospital than at home. She said that she or her husband had made it a point to stay with her every night, so she was never alone. Her mother then told me that she had been sick for so long that the flowers that people normally sent to those in the hospital had stopped coming. She hugged me and said, “Thank you so much for giving her flowers.” I turned and continued down the hall, wiping tears away. Caring, love, and encouragement is a powerful thing.

A year ago I was delivering flowers at Windsor Gardens, an assisted living facility in the Cedar Bluff area. I noticed a woman sitting at the end of the hall, alone. She was well dressed but looked lost and lonely. After speaking with her I learned that it was her first day at the facility. Being a new resident brought with it anxiety and apprehension, as she didn’t know anyone, and the new surroundings were a big adjustment. This presented me with an opportunity to enhance the already impactful mission of Random Acts of Flowers. I brought the cart of flowers to her, and we picked out her favorite colors together and delivered her a beautiful bouquet of daisies and roses. Her mood changed completely as she smiled and said, “I think I’m going to really like this place.” It’s interactions like these that keep me motivated to volunteer for Random Acts of Flowers. The work we do on behalf of people in the community is amazing. Time and again I’m surprised at how much a bouquet of flowers and a little kindness can mean to a person.

To learn more about Random Acts of Flowers Knoxville, or to find out how to volunteer, call 865.633.9082 or visit

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UT Gardens to Host Gardening with Children Symposium Event to highlight educational value of gardening with children The symposium is designed for teachers, The University of parents, grandparents, and home-schooled Tennessee Gardens is families who are interested in learning more about gardening and how it can impact hosting a symposium children’s education. Teachers will acquire focused on helping techniques to enhance their curriculum children learn to garden using garden-based learning. Parents and will learn how to garden at on Saturday, August 24, grandparents home with children. Children’s activities from 9 am to 3 pm. will be available while adults are in educaResearch shows that getting chil-

dren active and out in nature has many benefits. Derrick Stowell, an educator with the UT Gardens, said, “Gardening is an easy way for children to interact with nature no matter where they live.” He invites everyone to learn how local gardening programs can assist adults working with children in the classroom or at home.

tional sessions. Experts from the Beardsley Community Farm, Knoxville Botanical Gardens – Every Child Outdoors program, UT Extension, Knox County Office, the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge, and the UT Gardens will be presenting at the event. The cost is $30 per adult and $15 per child and includes lunch. The registration form may be downloaded from the UT Gardens

website at Registration must be received by 5 pm on Monday, August 19th. For more information, contact Derrick Stowell at 865-974-7151 or August 2013 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE



By C a r r o ll McM a h a n

Portrait of Timothy Chandler Comes Home

n a manner of speaking, Timothy Chandler has returned home. Courtesy of the East Tennessee Historical Society, a reproduction of a folk art portrait of a young Timothy Chandler now hangs on the wall at Wheatlands Plantation, where generations of the Chandler and McMahan families resided for more than 140 years. According to Michele MacDonald, curator of collections at East Tennessee Historical Society, the person who created the watercolor and pencil drawing is unknown but perhaps was one of several folk artists who traveled throughout the region soliciting business from wealthy families. Born in 1820, Timothy Chandler was a young boy when he posed for the portrait holding a copper horn with his black dog jumping at his side. He’s dressed in a blue dress, which was a common garment for young boys at the time. He was a son of John Chandler, who built the distinguished two-story brick house known as Wheatlands around 1825 after a fire destroyed the original farmhouse. Young Timothy was named after his grandfather, Timothy Chandler, who was Revolutionary War veteran. 62


Timothy married Mary E. Smith Chandler, who was the widow of his older brother, William Chandler, and reared his brother’s four children as if they were his own. Adela “Miss Dell” Chandler McMahan lived in the house longer than any of its other inhabitants. The only daughter of Timothy Chandler, Miss Dell was born in the house on October 3, 1859, and died there on February 22, 1936. In documents recorded by her daughter-inlaw, Blanche Clabough McMahan, Miss Dell recalls an incident during the Civil War when a man who was mistaken for her father was shot and killed in a nearby barn. She was only six years old when her father and grandfather, who were Confederate sympathizers, fled to Knoxville to avoid capture by Union loyalists. Miss Dell’s recollections revealed that she was carried by her step-grandmother, Anne Wayland Erwin Chandler, to safety just moments before a rock was thrown through the window of her bedroom, landing where had been sleeping. She further disclosed that the ladies of Wheatlands got along well with the Union soldiers. Her reminiscing divulged the soldiers would travel to other parts of the county to raid farms and return with turkeys, hams, and vegetables. After the slaves prepared a big feast, little Dell would sit amongst the hungry men while they all enjoyed the delicious repast. Along with other valuable possessions, the portrait was probably hidden during the war to avoid the possibility of being taken or destroyed by marauding soldiers. Although several modifications, which included facade renovations and changing the name from Wheatlands to Ler-Mac after Miss Dell married Isaac Newton McMahan, the unique portrait of Miss Dell’s father was displayed with honor in the home throughout her life. Miss Dell willed the property to her only grandson, Samuel Timothy Chandler “Sonny” McMahan, Jr. When he died in 1963, the house fell to his mother, Blanche, who was the last family member to occupy the house. In the period between 1966 and 2011, Wheatlands Plantation had several owners. In 2011, John Greer Burns, III and Richard A. Parker purchased the house with six remaining acres of the plantation that once included an extraordinary 4,700 acres featuring a mercantile store, granary, tannery, slave houses,

Wheatlands Plantation

and a legal distillery. Through internet research, Burns and Parker discovered the portrait of Timothy Chandler on Case Antiques Auction and Appraisals’ website. However, further investigations revealed the painting had already been purchased by the East Tennessee Historical Society and placed in their permanent museum collection. Discouraged that they had come so close to recovering an original Wheatlands artifact, Burns and Parker contacted the historical society and found they not only possessed the portrait, but also the copper horn Timothy was holding in the painting. Not interested in selling their acquisition, the historical society graciously agreed to allow the portrait to be scanned so the homeowners could have a true copy to hang at the Wheatlands Plantation. Burns and Parker immediately agreed to pay the related expenses. Timothy Chandler had returned home.

Each month contributors from the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance (ETPA) write an article for Everything Knoxville celebrating the rich heritage of our region. ETPA is a regional historic preservation membership-based organization that serves Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, and Union counties. For more information and to get involved, visit www.knoxheritage. org or, and find us on Facebook!

Photographs courtesy of East Tennessee History Center | Wheatlands Plantation photo by Carroll McMahan


Relive History 6th Annual East Tennessee History Fair at the East Tennessee History Center & Several Downtown Locations Augu st 17 t h from 1 0 :0 0 am – 5:00 pm ave a blast with your past at the East Tennessee History Fair! Activities include a living history timeline, live music, historic crafts demonstrations, historic and genealogical groups from across the region, children’s crafts and activities, Davy Crockett’s birthday party, walking tours of downtown, tours of First Presbyterian Church Cemetery and stained glass windows, Civil War bus tours and tours of Knoxville’s historic homes, tours of underground Gay Street, “History Hound” dog costume contest, food, East Tennessee art exhibit at Art Market Gallery, museum tours, genealogy workshops and book signings at Mast General Store, farmers’ market, and much more! The event is free to the public! The East Tennessee History Center is located at 601 S. Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. For a detailed listing of events and times, call 865-215-8824 or visit




Of Sword and Pen:

Pivotal Moments in Civil War East Tennessee The New Feature Exhibition at the Museum of East Tennessee History Open now through October 13, 2013

state agencies, and individuals, including the Tennessee State Library and Archives, Tennessee State Museum, Abraham Lincoln Museum and Library, Andrew Johnson National Historical Site, Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection, and the Nathanael Greene Museum, as well as the collections of the Museum of East Tennessee History.

Among the most significant items are:

A new exhibition, “Of Pen and

Sword,” at the Museum of East Tennessee History through October 13, recounts pivotal moments in the region’s Civil War history through a series of rare and important artifacts and documents, many on public display for the first time. Key events emphasized include the reaction of East Tennesseans to Lincoln’s call for troops after the Fort Sumter attack, the divisions that developed as the region’s citizens chose sides, the reaction of Unionists to living in a Confederate state, the occupation of the region first by Confederates and then by Union forces, the military experience and emancipation of blacks, Andrew Johnson as military governor, and the rise of East Tennesseans to political power after the war. The exhibition is a collaborative partnership with several museums across the region,



• Original letter from Tennessee Governor Isham Harris to the United States Secretary of War refusing Lincoln’s call for Tennessee troops. • The original county-by-county tallies of the votes from Tennessee’s June 8, 1861, secession referendum. Visitors can see four of the original reports (Scott, Sevier, Sullivan, and Knox counties) and can view copies of the originals for their counties. • Original sketch of simultaneous Union and Confederate rallies on Gay Street in downtown Knoxville, April 27, 1861, drawn from memory by Knoxvillian Samuel Bell Palmer, a Confederate, while an inmate in a Union prison camp. The drawing is an iconic image of the region’s divided loyalties. • Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson campaign banner, 1864. • Painting of Samuel P. Carter of Elizabethton, who masterminded the bridge burning plot that resulted in the hanging of five Greene countians and resulted in the arrest of many more and a Confederate crackdown on the Unionist citizens. Carter was the only man who saw service as both an admiral in the navy and a general in the army. • Walking cane carved from a limb of a tree from which one of the Greene County bridge

burners was hanged. • A book autographed by famous Confederate spy Belle Boyd while living in Knoxville with relatives for a period during the war. • Ellen Renshaw House diaries, a selfdescribed “very violent Rebel,” who has become known for her accounts of everyday life, military actions, and the hatreds and violence resulting from a divided population. A number of programs are planned in conjunction with the exhibit. The programs are free and open to the public and will take place at the East Tennessee History Center. • August 7 at noon: Brown Bag Lecture “Old Tennessee is as Good a Country as We Want: Black Southerners in the Union Army, 1863-1806.” • August 11 at 2 pm: Film and Discussion “Steven Spielberg, Historian? Emancipating Lincoln,” a screening of Lincoln (2012) with discussions and comments led by William E. Hardy, Ph.D., adjunct professor, Lincoln Memorial University.

About the Museum of East Tennessee History

The Museum of East Tennessee History is operated by the East Tennessee Historical Society and is open Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The East Tennessee History Center is located at 601 South Gay Street in Knoxville, across from the Tennessee Theatre. For more information, call 865.215.8830, email eths@eastTNhistory. org, or visit Photographs by Dan MacDonald

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Remedies for Deadly Heat

Hyponatremia symptoms are similar to those of heat exhaustion and heat stroke and are often overlooked. Symptoms range from mild to severe and can include nausea, muscle cramps, disorientation, confusion, seizures, coma, and death. To avoid this condition, medical authorities advise marathon runners to consume extra salt, and this advice should also be considered by anyone exposed to excessive heat. Salt is critical in maintaining hydration. Sadly, there have been several cases of illness and even deaths from hyponatremia during the past several years. According to the British Medical Journal, 16 runners have died as a result of too little sodium and over-hydration, and another 1,600 have become seriously ill. It is true that water intoxication is more commonly seen among extreme athletes, but older individuals are also at high risk for several reasons. As we age, our kidneys become less efficient at conserving salt when the body is stressed, and common medications such as diuretics greatly increase that risk. That’s one of the reasons that during severe high temperatures, news accounts most often refer to elderly victims of the heat. The proper balance of electrolytes in the human body is essential for normal function of the cells and organs. Electrolytes help to regulate cardiovascular and neurological functions, fluid balance, and oxygen delivery. Ideally, anyone engaging in outdoor activity in the heat or even an indoor exercise program should drink 8 to 12 ounces of fluid every 15 to 20 minutes during a session. If exercising exceeds an hour, a beverage that contains salt and an energy carbohydrate is far superior to plain water. The recommended concentration of salt in a fluid replacement beverage is one quarter teaspoon per liter. Most sports drinks contain salt, although the amount is not quite that high. Anyone can make an alternative to commercial fluid replacement beverages easily by adding one quarter to one half teaspoon of salt per liter or 32 ounces of water. Every day more and more Americans are motivated to start exercise programs. Physical fitness is a state of good health resulting from regular exercise and good nutrition. When you exercise, your body’s metabolism works at a much higher rate, breaking down and regenerating tissues and creating waste metabolites that need to be flushed out of your system. However, regardless of your level of activity, you still need to maintain good hydration. So remember to always drink plenty of water to beat heat, but also up your intake of electrolytes, particularly sodium and potassium. Learn more about staying hydrated by visiting www.

More Than Just Staying Hydrated Some parts of the country are experiencing record high temperatures this summer. Las Vegas hit 117 degrees, and Phoenix topped the charts at 119 degrees. Salt Lake City also hit the triple digits as did several areas in California. Dry heat or not, residents and visitors were undoubtedly feeling it, and anytime the mercury gets remotely close to these temperatures, staying hydrated is of paramount importance. This is especially the case for anyone participating in out-

door activities or any sort of exercise program. Our bodies produce sweat in order to regulate our core body temperature. As the moisture that appears on your skin evaporates, you cool off. In fact, human beings are the most effective mammal when it comes to regulating our body temperature. At the extreme, an adult can sweat as much as two to four liters per hour. All of this water needs to be replaced, but remember that when you sweat, you are not just losing water, but you are also losing minerals such as sodium and potassium. You must replace the sodium and potassium along with the water. This is why athletes drink sports drinks like Gatorade rather than just water. Replacing water without sufficient sodium can quickly produce hyponatremia, a potentially fatal condition.



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August Events THINGS TO DO






August 2: First Friday on Market Square, Gay Street, The Old City, and Downtown North beginning at 5 pm.

August 2: 1964 “The Tribute” at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.

August 3: Market Square Farmers’ Market featuring products made or grown in East Tennessee. Saturdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 from 9 am to 2 pm and Wednesdays, August 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 11 am to 2 pm.

August 5: Mighty Musical Monday with

Johnson Swingtet at the Tennessee Theatre at noon. Free!

August 6: AMERICAN IDOL® LIVE! Tour at Thompson-Boling Arena at 7:30 pm.

August 9: An Evening for Champions

benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.

August 10: Spirit of Nations Powwow at the Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park from 10 am to 8 pm. For more information, visit August 16 & 18: Summer Movie Magic:

The Godfather Part II at the Tennessee Theatre. August 16 at 8 pm and August 18 at 2 pm.

August 17: Jars of Clay at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

August 18: Knoxville Pink Bridal Show at

the Knoxville Convention Center from 11 am to 4 pm.

August 20: Wine Tasting Event hosted by

Northshore Wine & Spirits at Pero’s On The Hill (7706 S. Northshore Drive) from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased at Northshore Wine & Spirits and cost $15 per person or two for $25, with $5 of each ticket sold going directly to the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation. 





August 24: The Man Run at UT Medical





Neyland Drive and Volunteer Landing from 1 to 10 pm The largest Labor Day fireworks show in the nation, along with food, games, and live entertainment. Free admission! August 23: Live auction with an official

Center at 8 am. A family 5K/10K run and one-mile fun walk supporting prostate cancer awareness. 100% of the proceeds support prostate cancer research, outreach, and educational programs in East Tennessee. For more information, visit www.

August 24: Wonders of Hummingbirds

Festival at Ijams Nature Center from 9 am to 5 pm. The festival will treat visitors to renowned speakers on various nature topics, live animal demonstration, guided walks, and a close-up look at the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, one of nature’s most fascinating creatures. Vendors will be selling food and drinks, locally made arts and crafts, bird feeders, books, and a "Bargain Barn" selling gently used donated items.

August 24: Fun with Farragut’s Fleet at Farragut Town Hall from 9 to 11 am. This free community event gives children the opportunity to see, touch, and climb on a variety of trucks and equipment used by the Town of Farragut and local emergency and rescue organizations. August 24: Kids Day at the Farragut Folklife Museum at 11:30 am. Storytelling by Laurie Fisher, crafts, and museum tours. Free! August 24: Corey Smith at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.

auctioneer and summer grill-out party for the entire family at the Knoxville Kidney Center office parking lot (320 N. Park 40 Boulevard in Knoxville) at 6 pm. There will be food, drinks, goodies, and hundreds of items on display for the auction. 100% of the proceeds will go towards the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation.

August 24: Steve Earle & The Dukes with

August 23 & 25: Summer Movie Magic:

at 8 pm.

National Lampoon’s Animal House at the Tennessee Theatre. August 23 at 8 pm and August 25 at 2 pm.

special guest The Mastersons at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

August 26: Huey Lewis & the News

“Sports” 30th Anniversary Tour at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.

August 27: Parachute at the Bijou Theatre August 31: UT Football vs. Austin Peay at Neyland Stadium at 6 pm.

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Hummingbird Festival Get a close-up view of one of nature’s most miraculous wonders The Ruby-throated hummingbird weighs only about 1/10th of an ounce and has a brain approximately the size of a BB. Yet hummingbirds are considered masters of navigation, timing, and memory. Year after year, a male hummingbird may return to the exact same breeding territory and land on the same favored perches on the same calendar date each spring. Females will return to the same nest site, refurbish the nest, and use it for a number of successive years. n August 24th, at

the third annual Wonder of the Hummingbirds Fe s t i v a l , K n o xv i l l e residents and visitors will have the opportunity to see Ruby-throated hummingbirds up close at the banding table with Mark Armstrong, a certified Master Bander of both hummingbirds and songbird species. Hummingbirds will be harmlessly captured, weighed, measured, and banded before being sent on their way. At the demonstration, visitors can witness the delicate process of applying a numbered band to a hummer’s tiny leg so its future migration movements can be tracked. Children in particular will enjoy this close-viewing opportunity. Banding has enormous scientific value, providing a way to document the specialized timing and direction of hummingbird movement during migration. August and September are busy migration months in Tennessee when thousands of hummingbirds from northern breeding territories are moving south through

our state, on their way to wintering grounds in Central America and Southern Mexico. The festival will treat visitors to renowned speakers on nature topics, wildlife educational demonstrations, guided walks, and vendors selling food and drinks, plants, locally made arts and crafts, bird feeders and supplies, garden items, and a “Bargain Barn” selling new and gently used merchandise with nature themes. This year’s festival includes expert speakers that will present programs from 10 am to 4 pm. T. David Pitts, Professor of Biology, UT Martin, will talk about “The Hummingbirds That Nest in Your Yard.” Other speakers include Marcia Davis, Birdlife Columnist for the Knoxville News Sentinel, David Unger, Professor of Biology, Maryville College, and Steve McGaffin, Naturalist and Educator for the Knoxville Zoo. Lynne McCoy, a wildlife rehabilitator who takes in 600-800 birds and mammals to rehabilitate and release back to the wild when possible, will bring a few of her “ambassadors” to meet festival visitors. The Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival will take place on Saturday, August 24, from

9 am to 5 pm and has an admission fee of $5. Children under six are admitted free. The festival is co-sponsored by the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society and Ijams Nature Center and will be held at Ijams, located at 2915 Island Home Avenue in Knoxville. For more information, call 865-577-4717. The Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society was organized in 1924 to promote the enjoyment, scientific study, and conservation of birds. The chapter provides the annual JB Owen Award for projects that promote the welfare and conservation of birds in Tennessee. The organization meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 pm in room 118 at the UT College of Veterinary Medicine. Activities include field trips each month and spring, fall, and Christmas bird counts. Ijams Nature Center seeks to increase knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the natural world by providing quality environmental educational programs and nature related experience for all people. August 2013 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE



Safer Tech Solutions

Uber-Cool Gift Ideas for Kids Going to (and Back to) College raduation season is over, but families with college-bound teens know the gift-giving season is still in full swing. Whether you’re looking for a gift that will ease the transition for a new college freshman or something to milestone the beginning of a senior’s final year, choosing a back-to-school gift can be every bit as important as selecting a graduation gift. A back-to-school gift is also your opportunity to demonstrate your uber-coolness, and pick something that will entertain, delight, and empower your college kid. From items that will dress up any dorm, such as a removable wallpaper mural, to ones that will help them stay healthy, like an ergonomic backpack, back-toschool gifts need to be smart and exciting. Here are four gifts ideas that are sure to be both useful and enjoyable for college kids heading back to school this fall:



It’s probably safe to say there’s no such thing as a totally tech-free college kid anymore. Laptops, tablets, smartphones, and desktop PCs are all important tools for both school work and fun. Your college student probably already has his favorite mobile device in hand, but you can help him protect it with safety solutions designed specifically for use in college. Check the manufacturer’s recommendations for your student’s favorite device, and give her hardware specifically designed to deter theft, such as an alarm, security plate, or cable lock. Ensure that even if his laptop does get lost or stolen, he won’t lose all his data by giving him a year’s subscription to an online backup service.

Better Backpacking A backpack is as much a staple of college life as heavy books and lots of studying. Overloaded backpacks, however, can cause back pain. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons recommends limiting the heft of backpack contents to no more than 10 to 15% of the carrier’s body weight, but most college kids carry much more than that. Look for a backpack that’s designed to redistribute the weight of contents to minimize strain on the wearer’s back and shoulders. Fortunately, it’s easy to find plenty of good-looking, back-friendly backpack options, both in stores and online.

Dorm-Dazzling Décor Despite fairly recent efforts by some schools to make dorms more appealing, dorm rooms are still hardly a decorator’s dream canvas. Bright, cheerful bedding can help add personality and comfort, but the walls are the biggest workable space for decorating, and often they start out bland. Painting is out of the question, so rock band posters have long been a staple of college dorm décor. For wall décor that really rocks, however, consider giving the college student in your life a creative teen mural that clings to virtually any flat surface using space-age technology and no adhesives of any kind. You can choose from a wide range of sizes and scenes, from a full wall cityscape to a window-sized sports theme. You can even customize a mural so your college student can decorate her dorm with an image of friends, family, or a favorite memory from high school.

Super Storage Sure, a dresser or bureau will probably come with the dorm room, and if he’s lucky, he may even have a wallet-sized closet. But college kids have a lot of stuff to store during the school year. Creative storage solutions that are functional and fun can be a great gift. Whether it’s a pocket sleeve that fits over the back of a standard desk chair to hold those items she needs at her fingertips or an over-the-door shoe rack to keep all his athletic shoes off the floor, your storage gift can help a college kid stay organized. If the dorm room is big enough, consider storage that can do double-duty as extra seating, such as a foot locker. For smaller rooms, look for solutions that get stuff up off the floor, like cork boards for assignments and jewelry.

By C o u r t n e y C r a i g

Educator Profile

Dr. Eric Lukosi

Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering at UTK


fter joining the faculty of the University of Tennessee less than a year ago, Dr. Eric Lukosi is already distinguishing himself in his field. The assistant professor of nuclear engineering has received a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities for his research in powerful batteries. The award is worth $5,000 from ORAU and a matching $5,000 from the UT Office of Research, for a total of $10,000. “Winning this award is a great honor,” said Dr. Lukosi. “It provides me prestige early in my career, helping me gain recognition in my field. The award provides some important seed money to foster my research.” Dr. Lukosi has been at UTK since August of 2012. The batteries he is researching pack several thousand times more energy than batteries commonly used today. Called a High Temperature Direct Energy Conversion, the battery converts radioactive energy to electrical energy using a semiconducting diamond transducer. Dr. Lukosi’s nuclear

battery aims to provide power generation for more than a year, which would be especially useful for spacecraft and sensors. Dr. Lukosi earned his bachelor’s degree from B e n e d i c t i n e Co l l e ge in Atchison, Kansas, in physics and astronomy and his master’s and Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of Missouri. “I enjoy the academic environment,” he said. “The freedom in research and fostering young, fresh minds and ideas is very rewarding.” A typical day for Dr. Lukosi involves going through email, meeting with graduate students, lecturing in his course, seeing students after class and in labs, overseeing student research projects, and working on personal projects such as proposals and papers.

“Time management is probably the most difficult aspect of a tenure track faculty member,” he said. “There is more work than there is time, and learning to manage the workload with home life – I have a wife and newborn child – is the most important part of the job.”



By C o u r t n e y C r a i g

Courtney Cunningham & Teresa Palermo Alchemy Salon

Co u r tn e y Cunningham and Teresa Palermo believe they didn’t choose their careers in hair design – it chose them. For nearly three years, Courtney and Teresa have been providing Knoxville with quality hair services at affordable prices at Alchemy Salon, which they co-own. “The fascination of the art of hair design has always been with us for as long as we can remember,” said Courtney. “There are many nights where we dream about exciting new techniques and designs. One might say we dream in color.” Alchemy Salon is located in the old Boy Scout building on Papermill Drive. The fullservice salon and spa is a calming, relaxing retreat for guests. “Our goal is to provide exceptional services at affordable prices,” said Teresa. Alchemy Salon will be celebrating its third year in business this October. The salon will be offering some surprise gifts and special

discounts through its Facebook page. Courtney and Teresa both attended the Tennessee School of Beauty, then continued their education in different cities, working as apprentices and completing multiple advanced cutting and coloring classes to hone their skills. While Teresa’s background is in nursing and Courtney’s is in business administration, they believe there’s nothing as exciting as creating beautiful hair for a guest. “As artists and businesswomen, there is a bit of a struggle to juggle all of the different roles, but that is the challenge and thrill of it as well,” said Teresa. “Creating something that doesn’t already exist is a challenge, but by no means is it a task. It is a humbling and exciting opportunity, and we strive to make the most of it every day.” Alchemy Salon offers the exclusive Davines product line – an Italian company known not just for its quality ingredients, but for its environmental awareness and activism. A one-of-a-kind shampoo bar allows each

Stephanie Barnes American Trust Bank

Two of Stephanie Barnes’ greatest loves are math and working with people, so a career in banking came naturally to her. “Math was always my favorite subject in school, so accounting appealed to me,” she said. “I enjoyed banking so much, I immediately desired a career in it. Banking combined my love of math with my desire to work with people.” Stephanie has been leading the concierge banking department at American Trust Bank since June. Concierge banking is a private banking service that involves one personal relationship manager to handle all banking requests. This service is reserved for affluent business clients, whose banking needs tend to be complex. The client has one point of contact for all their banking requests, including deposit accounts, cash management, loan requests, and lines of credit. In addition, American Trust Bank offers exclusive services and discounts to concierge banking clients. 72


Courtney and Teresa (front row, middle) with the Alchemy Salon staff.

stylist to customize the Davines blend that is right for you. In addition to cutting and coloring hair, Alchemy Salon also offers waxing, manicures and pedicures, skin care, and massages. Small touches that set them apart include shampoo beds with headrests to eliminate strain on your neck, educational tips and self-styling advice that each stylist offers you, and spacious massage rooms. “Creating a work environment with a strong team approach where our guests and staff grow together is what we have aimed for all along,” said Teresa. “Creating beauty and collaborating together to transform the ordinary into extraordinary is what we strive for each and every day.” Alchemy Salon is located at 6440 Papermill Drive in Knoxville. For more information, call 865.588.HAIR (4247) or visit

Helping a client purchase their dream home, expand their business, or finance their first car is so rewarding and is the reason I decided to pursue a career in banking.”

“Community banking is definitely where my heart is, and that is why I am excited to be part of the American Trust Bank team,” said Stephanie. “Community and client service is our top priority, and there is a strong commitment to always do what is right for the customer. I really enjoy working for a company that has such strong values. It makes my job as a concierge banker so much easier. “That is a big part of the charm of American Trust Bank: decisions made locally, quickly, and by those who know you and the community you live in,” Stephanie continued. “Helping a client purchase their dream home, expand their business, or finance their first car is so rewarding and is the reason I decided to pursue a career in banking. I am honored and fortunate to help clients achieve their financial goals. “When I started in banking 18 years ago,

I could never have dreamed that one day you would be able to deposit a check, make a transfer, or pay a bill using your smartphone,” she said. “The slow economy has changed banking as well, in a positive way for community banks. I think relationship banking has become more important to clients. They realize the importance of a bank that truly knows them as a person or as a business owner, not just an account number. Even if American Trust Bank does not have a location right by you, we do ‘Right by You’ where it counts.” American Trust Bank has four locations throughout East Tennessee. For more information, call 865.824.5700 or visit American Trust Bank is a Member FDIC bank and an Equal Housing Lender.

Photo by Alison Cunningham |

Women in Business

by Tom Irmen


Minding Your Small Business’ P’s and Q’s remember my mother frequently directing this expression to me as a small boy. While I didn’t know what P’s and Q’s meant, she left little room for doubt as to what her intent was. P’s and Q’s, according to Wikipedia, is an old English expression meaning “mind your manners.” The P’s for “pleases” and the Q’s for “thank yous.” The presumption being, of course, that little children mispronounced pleases and thank yous as P’s and Q’s. So what do P’s and Q’s have to do with your small business? I’ve never believed that there was any single factor that was responsible for the overall success of a small business. I believe rather that success results from performing a multitude of small items well, consistently, and persistently.

What items am I referring to? Here are just a few: • The exterior and interior appearances of your business • Your attire and that of your associates • Your merchandising efforts • Phone etiquette • Professionalism

Customers and, more importantly, potential new clients notice these seemingly small things, and these small things can add up into one big thing – the decision to take their business elsewhere. I’ve personally witnessed customers ignored by owners and associates who take personal calls on their cell phones. Or how about stores that open late, close early, or close for lunch without so much as a note on the door? And you’ve got to love the barking dog, screaming

children, or television blaring in the background when you try to conduct business on the telephone. Like it or not, you’re judged by every customer or potential new customer that talks to you on the phone or enters your small business. If you think glancing at your smartphone or, worse yet, answering it while conversing with a customer is acceptable etiquette, you’re wrong. You’re telling your customer that your time is more valuable than theirs. The option is yours, but remember… your customers have options, too.

Who’s the Boss? BUSINESS BASI C S by Beth Townsend


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tion is an art form. But there is a common void in one area of importance that needs to be recognized. While traveling for several days recently, observing people in both business and personal settings, I found myself often wondering, who’s the boss? Though I understand being concerned with the feelings of others, there are times it seems evident we should not strive for equality. While we are equal in civil rights - as we should be we are not equal in authority. Authority is earned or appointed in many ways; education, promotion, seniority, or position. In most situations, there should be a clear leader, and that person should take charge and be the boss. In order to participate successfully in most settings, a simple question must be asked and acknowledged by all involved. Who is the boss in this situation? If it is not you, step aside and let them lead.

At work: While it’s nice if we like our

boss, that is often not nearly as important as respecting their position of authority. Unless

there is some type of abusive situation, we must submit to appropriate authority and do our jobs to the very best of our abilities. Often people spend too much time complaining about people they don’t like, when they should expend that same energy on getting the job done. When you work hard enough to become the boss, then strive to be the boss you always wished you had. Until then, get back to work. Pave your path with excellence and a great attitude.

At home: After several days around families on vacation, I’m amazed how many parents try to “sell” their children on doing what they are told. “You don’t want that candy, do you?” Of course they do, they are kids. Why are so many parents afraid to act like the boss? Children will not choose what you wish they would choose, because they do not share in your knowledge or experience. Nor can they calculate risk, thus the need for adult supervision. Take charge and step into your role as a parent. Be the boss they need you to be and create boundaries and enforce them. A parent’s primary job is to raise a responsible adult.

We need to have confident leaders, and we need to be confident leaders. Being effective can be as simple as understanding and accepting your role in a given situation and stepping into it boldly, knowing you will learn as you grow. Do you want to be a better leader? Use a strong voice, good posture, and confident body language. Maintain eye contact and listen when others speak. Respect others. These are teachable skills that convey trust and competency and can be learned over time. The way you carry and present yourself will determine if others will respect you and your position of authority. Who’s the boss? That should be obvious.

Beth Townsend is a dynamic

freelance speaker and writer and can be reached at 225.910.7426 or at August 2013 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE



by D e a nn a B r a n n, P h . D.

Feeling Stuck About How to Change Your Relationship?

Three tips to easily get unstuck! Sometimes relationships can be hard.

When we find ourselves struggling in a relationship, we often feel as though nothing will ever change. We know it’s not the way we want it to be, but we aren’t sure what to do to make it better. What often happens when we can’t figure out how to create change in a particular relationship, whether it’s with a family member, a friend, or a co-worker, is we get stuck. When we get stuck, we do nothing, hoping things will just work out on their own. But as we all know, this rarely, if ever, happens. Instead, when nothing changes, we get more frustrated and angrier. This builds to the point that we hold resentments, avoid the person, or sometimes end the relationship altogether. Imagine if you knew exactly what to do to get yourself unstuck, and in doing this, you were able to see solutions you didn’t know you knew because of being stuck.


Imagine being able to take yourself from the frustration of being stuck to a place of empowerment because you now know how to get unstuck and create a better relationship with that person. These three tips will help you get unstuck and start moving you to where you want to be.

1. Realize that one person can make a difference. When one person in a rela-

tionship changes their behavior, the other person in that relationship must also change. So you really have the power within you to change your relationship.

2. Bridge the gap. Going from where you are to where you want to be can feel insurmountable, but it isn’t. Create one doable step at a time. This creates a path of doable things that allow to you bridge that gap between where you are and where you want to be.

3. Focus on the details. Get a really

clear picture on what behavior or change you want to see in your relationship. What does it look like? The more details you come up with the better. As the other person starts to change, you will recognize even the most minuscule change. This helps you see that change is occurring and will keep your momentum going. Start using these tips today, and you will start to see your relationship in a whole new way! Dr. Brann holds a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology and a Ph.D. in Psychobiological Anthropology.

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True Test of a Lady Since we focused on gentlemen last month, I figured it was only fair to focus on ladies this month. One of my favorite groups of people to teach is teenagers. They actually are usually the most reactive and most receptive to etiquette training. They’re on the brink of their careers, their lives, and most of them are eager to learn how to make the most of their future. The trick is helping them to believe in what will truly make a difference in their future happiness and success. Of course, proper etiquette, in my opinion, is absolutely key in this process. Most girls and women I teach would love to be considered a true lady.

Here’s a list of skills that are always key in being a lady that everyone respects and admires: » A lady is gracious at all times. This means we show gratitude for all things, refraining from complaining and being negative. » A lady is kind. We strive to look for 74


opportunities to serve and help others, always doing so with a cheerful attitude. » A lady never gossips and refrains from speaking unkindly of others. If what you’re going to say to someone will cause that person to think less of the person you’re speaking about, then don’t say it. » A lady keeps confidences. She knows it’s important to protect the confidences that others have entrusted to her, never sharing without one’s permission. » A lady dresses as a lady. She always wants the attention to be on those she’s with; therefore, she never dresses in a way that causes the attention of others to be on her. » A lady never draws attention to unpleasant things. Unless it uplifts others, refrain from speaking about it unless necessary. » A lady knows when to speak and when not to. As ladies, we pay close attention to conversation, being careful not to speak too long, too loud, or about topics that aren’t relevant to the conversation. » A lady is well educated. All ladies should

cherish learning and strive to be “lifelong ” learners, never tiring of self improvement. » A lady is benefit to her society. Ladies know that contributing to their society in even the smallest way is her duty and her honor. » A lady accepts all. Ladies know that every life deserves love, honor, and respect; therefore, she exemplifies one that looks upon the heart of a person, rather than skin, religion, or any other physical or social difference. May we all strive to live up to the definition of a lady. What a different world this would be.

Monica Irvine, Certified Etiquette Instructor

To hire Monica to come to your business to teach professional etiquette, call 865.719.7302 or email monica@

By M atth e w B . D o pp e lt, D.O.


Fat Reduction That Works ith summer in full swing, many of us are thinking about how we look in our warm weather wardrobes. Frequently, unwanted body fat taints this image. Fortunately, the science behind the removal of unwanted body fat has evolved. There are now scientifically studied, non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures to help individuals obtain their ideal body shape.

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Matthew B. Doppelt, D.O. Board Certified Dermatologist

If you can pinch an unwanted inch, the revolutionary Liposonix device may be just the answer to what diet and exercise alone have not been able to accomplish. Liposonix is a new device which utilizes focused ultrasound energy to non-invasively permanently destroy body fat. “1 hour, 1 treatment, 1 size smaller� is the moniker for this treatment. In controlled studies, Liposonix patients lost an average of one to two inches from their waistlines with maximum results seen within eight to 12 weeks. The treatment takes approximately one hour and there is no downtime. In fact, there are no post treatment restrictions, and most patients can leave the office and immediately return to their normal activities. Liposonix is different from other non-invasive body contouring devices which can be limited in their ability to treat certain areas

of fat and may require several hours and multiple treatment sessions to adequately address problem areas. The Liposonix system is highly versatile, allowing control over precisely how and where energy is delivered, for a truly customized treatment in a single one-hour session. While Liposonix was cleared in the U.S. by the FDA last year, it is backed by 10 years of extensive study. It has been featured on Dr. Oz, 20/20, The View, and in many of the top beauty magazines such as Allure, Vogue, and Elle. For those that need to lose more than an inch or two, SmartLipo may be the answer. SmartLipo was the first laser cleared by the FDA for the destruction of fat (laser lipolysis). It is a minimally invasive procedure that is an enhancement to the well-established procedure known as tumescent microcannular liposuction. SmartLipo is an in-office procedure that is performed with local anesthesia and requires very little downtime. Most patients are able to return to work in two or three days. Virtually any area with excess fat can be treated with this device. The neck,

arms, abdomen, love handles, and thighs all respond beautifully to this procedure. Patients often ask me how much weight they are going to lose with these procedures. I try to explain that these are body contouring procedures, not weight loss procedures. It is also very important that patients maintain a healthy lifestyle after these procedures. Southeastern Dermatology Consultants is proud to be the exclusive provider of both the Liposonix and SmartLipo procedures in Knoxville. We would enjoy meeting with you to discuss which procedure would best suit your needs. Call to schedule a complimentary consultation and receive discounted pricing through the month of August.

Southeastern Dermatology Consultants

1924 Pinnacle Pointe Way, Suite 300 Knoxville, TN 37922 865.474.8800



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Noticeable results after just one treatment Customizable to address specific “problem” areas Non-surgical with little to no downtime Backed by over 10 years of research and testing

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Liposonix is exclusively available at our office in the Knoxville area. To find out more about Liposonix, call to schedule a complimentary consultation and receive discounted pricing through the month of August.

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