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A father's mentoring and inspiration led Pamela Gott Gavin, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, to launch Gott Family Medical Clinic and The Face Place™. Pamela started both to offer the highest quality of health care available while providing her patients an opportunity to enjoy a quality of life and to contribute to the well-being of the community.


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S A CHILD, I always looked

forward to August and our annual family vacation. My parents would rent a cottage on the lake in northern Wisconsin, and we all would have the time of our lives swimming, boating, fishing, and making new friends. I never wanted to see August end, as that meant the end of our vacation for a year and the Photo by D. Roberts Photography start of a new school season. In this edition, I wanted to share a Wisconsin travel destination that was always a favorite of mine. Door County in Wisconsin offers some beautiful scenery and many enjoyable activities that will make some family memories to be looked back on for years to come. This destination may become one of your favorite vacation spots, too. August in East Tennessee can be very hot and steamy, but it also brings transitional weather with a hint of fall, which is pleasant for outdoor activities and home projects that are remaining to be completed before much cooler weather arrives. With all the hot temperatures we’ve been 4


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ANY SUCCESS STORIES begin with the steadfast encouragement of a mentor that oftentimes sees something in us that we are unable to see and believes in us more than we believe in ourselves. Such was the case with James Gott – entrepreneur and, most importantly, devoted father. Early on James identified his daughter, Pamela’s, passion for medicine and encouraged her to pursue a medical career. Pamela soon discovered that she could achieve anything in her life by combining a strong work ethic, a dedication to her dreams, and, most importantly, a desire to serve others. Sadly, James passed away far too early in life but nonetheless fulfilled his most important role in life as both a dad and personal mentor to his daughter. Fortunately, James lived to see Pamela become an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) with a Master’s degree in nursing, in addition to becoming a BoardCertified Family Nurse Practitioner. It was in her father’s memory that she launched both Gott Family Medical Clinic and The Face Place™ in 2014. Gott Family Medical Clinic is dedicated to helping every member of your family achieve their optimal health potential, while The Face Place™ offers both non-surgical facial rejuvenation and fat elimination solutions.

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Pamela and her dad, James, at her master’s graduation In this issue of Everything Knoxville, we are delighted to bring you this interview with Pamela Gott Gavin, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, and founder of Gott Family Medical Clinic and The Face Place™. EK: Pamela, describe for our readers just how important it was for you to have a mentor – in this instance, your father – at such an early point in your life. Pamela: My father was an entrepreneur and an inspirational business leader. His encouragement was paramount in launching two innovative medical practices: The Face Place™ and Gott Family Medical Clinic. I truly owe my strong work ethic and passion for excellence to his emphasis on quality and integrity. EK: Tell us a little bit about your formal medical education and training. Pamela: My formal education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, a Master’s degree in Nursing – Advanced Practice Nursing with a concentration in Family Practice, and Board Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. I also have a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration and an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene. Additional training and internships include facial aesthetics injector’s training, skincare training, and internships at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals. Most recently I participated in extensive training to study the latest and most advanced CoolSculpting® techniques. I’ve discovered that my diverse education, training, and experience, as well as a compassionate and caring approach to medicine, help me to offer all of my patients the high level of care that they deserve. EK: The Face Place™ is unique in that it offers clients wishing to maintain a more youthful and vibrant appearance a full menu of non-surgical options. Tell our readers about some of the services you provide and why it is so important that they be performed by a skilled medical professional such as yourself. Pamela: We offer a full array of nonsurgical procedures that include dermal fillers, micro-needing, cryogenic therapy, dermaplaning, botulinum toxins, medical grade chemical peels, medical grade skincare products, microdermabrasion, and customized facial volume replacement. To look younger, you should look like a younger

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version of yourself and NOT someone else. I have an artistic injecting approach to facial rejuvenation and consult with each patient in-depth to provide a highly personalize nonsurgical facial rejuvenation solution. We also help clients to correct the sometimes poor results that a growing number of them are experiencing from dermal filler injections performed by unskilled or unqualified individuals. This is most often the case when clients are tempted by the “special prices” offered by some injectors. Because this is a medical procedure, The Face Place™ only uses FDA-approved products, and all procedures are performed by a board-certified, trained, and experienced medical professional. EK: You recently introduced an innovative and permanent, non-surgical fat reduction procedure called CoolSculpting®. Describe the procedure, and tell us why it is superior to other procedures marketed today. Pamela: CoolSculpting® is a fat-freezing procedure that is the ONLY FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. The results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you’ll look great from every angle. At The Face Place™, our clients are treated to an elegant lunch in a comfortable environment as part of our full-day service. EK: How does CoolSculpting® differ from other fat loss procedures offered today? Pamela: Unlike other procedures that temporarily shrink fat cells, CoolSculpting® actually eliminates fat cells. And thanks to the latest CoolSculpting® innovations, we can now treat larger targeted areas in less time than before. We have the latest technology with CoolSculpting®, which offers more comfort and less treatment time. We are able to treat the chin, abdominals, sides, back, inner and outer thighs, arms, and posterior upper thigh areas, thus eliminating up to 25% of the fat cells permanently in each treated area. EK: Let’s discuss the Gott Family Medical Clinic for a moment. What type of services do you provide? Pamela: The Gott Family Medical Clinic offers a wide range of primary care services, including comprehensive preventative care, diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, physical

exams, ordering and interpretation of laboratory tests, referrals to specialists, and more. EK: Talk about how you use products such as BOTOX® to treat migraine sufferers. Pamela: Best known for smoothing and reducing fine lines and wrinkles on the face, BOTOX® was approved by the FDA in 2010 to treat chronic migraine headaches in adults. BOTOX® has been shown to dramatically improve the quality of life for many chronic migraine sufferers. EK: You offer a variety of opportunities for individuals to learn about both The Face Place™ and Gott Family Medical Clinic. Do you have any upcoming events that our readers can take advantage of ? Pamela: Periodically we hold a variety of events designed to feature the many products and services we offer. We will have a CoolSculpting® Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, August 22. Space is limited, and RSVP is required by August 15. Another CoolSculpting® event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 5. RSVP is required by August 29. Please call 865-789-3162 to register for these events. EK: In closing, is there anything you would like to add? Pamela: I started The Face Place™ and Gott Family Medical Center because of my passion for serving people. My goal is to continue my journey by offering you the highest quality of health care available by providing you with the opportunity to enjoy the quality of life each of you deserve and by contributing to the well-being of our community. I would like to personally invite you to discover the many ways that The Face Place™ and Gott Family Medical Clinic can serve you and your family.

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homes can have bedbugs. In fact, you’re just as likely to find them in immaculate homes as you are in homes that are not as well maintained. So just where do they come from? The answer may surprise you: Dorm rooms, hotel rooms, cruise ships, and used furniture. Bedbugs simply hitch a ride in luggage or on clothing, furniture, and a variety of other items. Mature adults are about the size of an apple seed and reproduce three or more times per year. Parasitic, they feed on human blood at night while you are asleep. Because of their small size, they usually go undetected, hiding in mattresses, box springs, bed frames, headboards, and even electrical outlets. Once bitten, victims often confuse the small welt that remains as a mosquito or flea bite. Untreated, bedbugs can become a major infestation that becomes even more difficult to treat. Most homeowners enlist the assistance of a reputable pest control company. There are a variety of proven treatment options available, but at Otis Termite & Pest Control, we offer a proven system for the eradication of bedbugs that is both safe and effective. At Otis Termite & Pest Control, we use an innovative, state-of-the-art system from GreenTech. This system uses heat, rather than pesticides, to eliminate bedbugs. That means there’s no need to worry about residual pesticides once your home is treated. The GreenTech technology is a closed system that safely heats air outside your home and then redistributes the heated air into the room being treated. The heated air safely raises the temperature in the treatment area, killing the bedbugs and their eggs – and all without pesticides. Family owned and operated since 1974, I personally invite you to contact us with questions regarding bedbugs or any other pest related concerns you may have. You can trust the company that East Tennesseans have relied on for 44 years: Otis Termite & Pest Control.

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and friend, Don Warden, and his wife, Ann, the 1994 Prevost features hand-tooled leather from Germany on the sofa and chairs, cherry cabinets, and brass fixtures. In addition to the bedroom, the coach includes three bunks, two bathrooms, and a shower. Guests are invited inside the coach for a brief glimpse into Dolly’s life on the road. Three clocks in Dolly’s bedroom always receive a special glance from guests. One clock is set to Los Angeles time, one is on Nashville time, and the third – in a nod to her roots – is set on Dollywood time. Tennessee Mountain Home Millions around the world have heard the beautiful song about Dolly’s upbringing in the picturesque Smoky Mountains, but only visitors to Dollywood can see for themselves a replica of Dolly’s Tennessee Mountain Home. In this small, two-room replica of her Locust Ridge childhood home, guests gain a greater understanding of why Dolly’s rise from the hills of Tennessee to superstardom and stages around the world is even more impressive. From its newspaper covered walls and quaint kitchen to its modest living quarters, many guests leave amazed by the replica of the Parton family house. But while it may have been small, and lacking electricity and running water, love was abundant in the tiny little mountain house that Dolly and her family called home. Southern Gospel Music Museum and Hall of Fame It’s only fitting that the Southern Gospel Music Museum and Hall of Fame make its home at Dollywood. The granddaughter of a Pentecostal preacher, Dolly first sang in church. In 2010, Dolly received the Southern Gospel Music Association’s James D. Vaughan Impact Award. Gospel music has and always will hold a very special place in

her heart. And, the Southern Gospel Music Museum and Hall of Fame has a very special place in her theme park, too. Located on Showstreet, near Dollywood’s entrance, the Southern Gospel Music Museum and Hall of Fame tells the story of a timeless genre of music, passed down from one generation to the next and steeped in the traditions of Sunday worship and all-night gospel singings. Southern gospel music traces its roots back more than 100 years, when hymns rang from the many tiny churches that dotted the landscape of the Southeastern United States. Soon groups – often families – decided to share God’s word through gospel music. By doing so, the Southern gospel music industry was born. And, oh, how it has grown. On April 17, 1999, Dollywood welcomed the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The 4,000-square-foot facility serves not only as the industry’s headquarters, but also as a tribute to all who contributed to Southern gospel music’s success. More than 350 artifacts are displayed, representing more than 100 groups and individuals. The Hall of Fame pays tribute to 80 members, with new honorees inducted annually. The Vaughan Radio Quartet, the Stamps All-Star Quartet, the Speer Family, the LeFeveres, the Blackwood Brothers, the Chuck Wagon Gang, the Rangers, the Sunshine Boys, the Happy Goodmans, the Statesmen, the Harmoneers, the Florida Boys, the Oak Ridge Quartet, the Weatherfords, and the Rebels all laid a firm foundation for those who would follow. Today such groups as the Gaither Vocal Band, the Martins, the Isaacs, and the McKameys still travel across the country and around the world sharing their musical ministries.

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is hosting its inaugural event, Ultra Trail Knoxville, at Ijams Nature Center on Sunday, October 15. Runners can sign up until October 11 for 50k or 25k trail running races within Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. Ultra Trail Knoxville will be the first ultra trail race within the city limits of Knoxville. The unique area provides a fast trail with rolling and flat terrain along downtown’s south waterfront that is sure to be breathtaking at this beautiful time of year for Knoxville. “I am a professional ultra runner myself, and I wanted to return to my hometown to further the efforts of Knoxville’s urban wilderness and provide an opportunity to race an ultra trail right in Knoxville,” said Janessa Taylor, one of the race directors. The schedule of events includes packet pick-up at the Runners Market in Knoxville

on Friday, October 13, from 3 to 6 pm and the ultra run on Sunday, October 15. The 50k and 25k will start at 8 am at Ijams Nature Center. Registration is up and running with fees of $75 for the 50k until August 31 and $85 between September 1 and October 11. For the 25k race, the fees are $40 until August 31 and $50 between September 1 and October 11. All are welcome to Ijams Nature Center after the race for food, raffle prizes, awards, and fun! Ultra Trail Knoxville will donate a portion of its proceeds to further the efforts of The Legacy Parks Foundation, existing to preserve East Tennessee’s natural resources, open spaces, parks, and trails. Crux Ridge Running exists to create challenging tail races from the mountains of Oregon to the urban wilderness of Tennessee. For more information, visit www.




spirit and fight against Alzheimer’s disease. The Forget Me Not 5K benefiting The Pat Summitt Foundation is a fun, fast loop 5K on University of Tennessee Campus. The race begins at the Pat Summitt Plaza on Phillip Fulmer Drive with a pre-race party and ends at Thompson-Boling Arena on the Summitt with a post-race celebration with lots of food, drinks, and awards. Ages 5-100 will participate in the run or walk. Our goal is to raise awareness and as much money as possible through our 5K events and donate to the cause of eliminating



Alzheimer’s disease. Help us fight this fierce opponent by being on our team. Awards will be given to the top three overall males and females, top three males and females in each age division (ages 5-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and over). Many door prizes will be awarded during the post-race celebration. There will be team prizes for the biggest team and the team that raises the most for the Pat Summitt Foundation. Registration is available online for $35 in advance (prior to August 8), late registration (after August 8) is $40, students

(ages 5-21) cost $25. Please pre-register to guarantee a race t-shirt. Registration is also available for “Ghost Runners.” You may register, and with the fee, you will receive a t-shirt for not running. Shirts may be picked up after the race. Parking will be in lot G -10. Enter the parking garage on Neyland near Neyland Stadium. Drive to the top of the lot. You will see the registration area as you walk out of the garage. For additional parking locations, see the UT campus map. Visit for more information.

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a convenient excuse used by far too many seniors today who have learned to accept diminished health and well-being, but at 76 years young, Emily Vreeland is proving them all wrong. This surprising grandmother of two has led an enthusiastic hiking group of more than 70 members from her church, the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, for the last four years. Twice a month Emily and her dedicated followers traverse the rolling topography of East Tennessee. In fact, Emily has hiked more than 500 miles of trails throughout our Great Smoky Mountains, inspiring other seniors seeking a more active and healthy lifestyle to follow her. But Emily’s real success began 10 years ago when she described herself as feeling “fat, frumpy, and old.” Emily decided that she wanted to be an active grandmother for her two grandsons. When Emily asked me if I thought she could lose 30 pounds, I told her that it was entirely up to her and that Fitness Together would team up with her to customize a plan designed to help her achieve her personal goals. As a result of her efforts, Emily has achieved her goals and has managed to maintain a healthy weight, all while building muscle and improving her health. “Most people don’t think I act or look anywhere near as old as I am,” said Emily. “I also give credit to my genetics.” She was understandably hesitant at first, but as she started feeling stronger, she became more motivated to continue to pursue her goals. “Instead of just driving through the Smokies, I started getting out of the car and walking on some of the trails,” she said. She also started walking around her hilly neighborhood more often and in less time. Slowly but surely, Emily was not just making her appointments at Fitness Together – she was becoming a committed and enthusiastic exerciser! The greatest motivation for Emily to continue on her personal journey has


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hosts need to stay as cool as can be when entertaining friends and family. The secret is planning ahead to deliver easy ambiance, crowd-pleasing food, and plenty of fun. Start with versatile foods that can both stand alone and serve as recipe-enhancing ingredients to help keep summertime hosting stress-free. 1. Turn to the summer host’s best friend – an entrée salad that’s cool, crunchy, and refreshing, like the Crispy Garlic Chicken Chopped Salad (recipe follows) that tickles tastebuds with a delightful contrast of sweet California grapes and savory toasted garlic. 2. Spending the afternoon poolside? Keep an assortment of floats and inflatable tubes so guests can relax or play in the water. Stock a mini-fridge with cool beverages, and tuck small bags of grapes in the freezer section for a cooling snack. Hint: Grapes also make great ice cubes that won’t dilute a drink!

3. Put together an Italian-inspired antipasto platter in minutes – arrange clusters of fresh grapes next to olives, marinated artichoke hearts, cubes of provolone cheese, and roasted red peppers on a large plate. Serve with crusty Italian bread. 4. Liven up any picnic with a cooler filled with easy-to-eat red, green, and black California grapes that have been cut into small clusters ahead of time. Add some assorted cheeses, crackers, fresh veggies, and Mediterranean dips, and let the party begin. 5. Say olé to cool summer libations at celebrations. Start the party with an unexpected and unique drink, the frosty Grape Mojito, shown at right. Red grapes add natural sweetness and a pop of color. 6. Set up a grilled fruit buffet for a fun snack or dessert. Thread fresh grapes, pineapple chunks, and peach cubes on skewers. Brush lightly with oil and grill until the fruits begin to caramelize, which deepens and enhances flavor. Serve with a choice of sorbets.

Grape Mojito Ingredients: » 3 wedges lime » 12 mint leaves » 6 large red California grapes, halved, plus more for garnish » 2 teaspoons sugar » 2 oz. white rum » Ice » Club soda Directions: In a cocktail glass, muddle together two of the lime wedges, mint leaves, grape halves, sugar, and rum until the sugar dissolves. Fill the glass with ice, and top off with club soda. Top with the reserved lime wedge and more grapes. Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 200, Protein 0 g, Carbohydrate 18 g, Fat 0 g, Sat Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 0 mg, Fiber 1 g.

Crispy Garlic Chicken Chopped Salad Serves 4



Ingredients: » 1/3 cup grapeseed oil » 6 large cloves garlic, very thinly sliced » 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts » 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided » 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided » 1/4 cup lemon juice » 1 tablespoon rice vinegar » 2 teaspoons honey » Pinch cayenne » 3 cups chopped romaine lettuce » 2 cups chopped radicchio » 2 cups chopped green cabbage » 2 cups halved California grapes » 1 cup thinly sliced celery » 1/4 cup roughly chopped mint

Sprinkle the chicken with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Transfer 2 tablespoons of the garlic oil back to the skillet. Heat over medium-high until almost smoking, and add the chicken. Cook until golden on the bottom, about 7-9 minutes. Turn and cook another 7-9 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Remove to a cutting board. Let stand 5 minutes. Whisk the lemon juice, vinegar, and honey into the remaining garlic oil. Season with 1/4 teaspoon each kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, and cayenne. Combine romaine, radicchio, cabbage, grapes, celery, and mint in a large bowl. Chop the chicken and add to the bowl along with the dressing. Toss to mix and serve sprinkled with the crispy garlic.

Directions: Heat the oil in a large skillet over mediumhigh heat. Add the garlic and cook until browned and crisp, removing pieces as they brown with a slotted spoon, about 2 minutes altogether. Pour the oil into a heatproof cup.

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 360, Protein 22 g, Carbohydrate 25 g, Fat 21 g (50% Calories from Fat), 2.5 g Saturated Fat (6% Calories from Saturated Fat), Cholesterol 60 mg, Sodium 290 mg, Fiber 4 g.

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Fall Open House at CH Interiors & Gifts BY JES SE BOLING, OWNER OF CH INTERIORS & GIF TS


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of family fun during our annual Fall Open House. Mark your calendars for August 24th, 25th, and 26th as we prepare to say goodbye to summer and welcome to autumn. Prepare your taste buds to savor a variety of tasty treats from our huge selection of gourmet delights, including mulling spice, jams, sauces, and so much more. Also, get ready to enjoy our entirely new line of gourmet foods, snacks, and condiments from our very own farm kitchen, J&J Gourmet Foods. That’s right! CH Interiors & Gifts is proud to introduce to you our very own gourmet food line, which includes your favorite jams, salsas, and BBQ sauces, including your and our favorite Raspberry Jalapeño All-Natural Jam. You have voted our Raspberry Jalapeño Jam #1, with more than 11,000 jars sold and counting.

Foam Glow 5K™

FOAM GLOW 5K™ is a fun-filled experience exposing runners to Glowing Foam and a ton of black lights all over the course. Glowing runners come from all different ages, shapes, sizes, and speeds. Whether you are a long term runner or a walk around the park stroller, the three miles of the Foam Glow 5K™ course will have you shining bright and waiting for the next run. The Foam Glow 5K™ has been set up with very simple rules: » White shirt (any white t-shirt will work) worn at the start line. The more white you wear the better. » Foam Glow 5K™ runners sprinting through Foam Glow™ Zones to the finish line! Runner/walkers begin the 5K at the start line like a brand new canvas. By the end, they look like they fell into a tie-dye machine and are covered with different colored foam that glows under black lights. Along the running path you will find Foam Glow™ Zones, which are associated with a designated color: Orange, pink, or blue. As the runners/walkers reach the Foam Glow™ Zones, they will run through different color foam that glows in the dark under our high intensity black lights. All products are 100% natural and non-toxic. At the end of the race, there will be a Foam Glow 5K™ after party filled with food, music, Foam Glow™, and tons of black lights!

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Along with our #1 selling Cranberry Orange Salsa, followed by our #2 selling Blackberry Moonshine Sa lsa, a nd let ’s not forget our Blackberry Moonshine BBQ Sauce, we now offer more than 18 J&J Gourmet Foods to choose from. And we currently have plans to expand our line of fine gourmet foods in the future. J&J Gourmet food items are also available for qualified resellers. Learn more by contacting us at info@ So plan on joining us for our Fall Open House, and rediscover why CH Interiors & Gifts is East Tennessee’s premier choice for all things for your home and for gifts that will be remembered for years to come.

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Just Us for Our 5th Annual

UT Fashion Show Luncheon August 28th at 11:30am

Enjoy a wonderful lunch and the latest UT fashions

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August 26 • 8 am – 2 pm | Ijams Nature Center


HE SEVENTH ANNUAL Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival will be held on Saturday, August 26, from 8 am to 2 pm. Presented by the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society and Ijams Nature Center, visitors have the opportunity to see ruby-throated hummingbirds up close at a banding demonstration by Mark Armstrong, a certified Master Bander.  Banding demonstrations will take place between 8 and 11:30 am. Hummingbirds are harmlessly captured,

weighed, measured, and banded before being sent on their way. Banding provides a way to document hummingbird movement during migration. August and September are busy migration months in Tennessee with thousands of hummingbirds moving south on their way to wintering grounds in Central America and Southern Mexico. The festival features speakers on nature topics, wildlife educational demonstrations, and vendors selling food and drinks, plants, locally made arts and crafts, bird feeders and supplies, and garden items.

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not give you pause to consider August as a fashion transition 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 spectacular season of incredible autumn colors. Sweetwater Flower Shop is preparing to help you welcome fall’s cooler temperatures with a rainbow of seasonal colors. You’ll discover fresh, new designs and the latest trends not only in our home décor items and florals, but also in our women’s fashions and accessories, including jewelry, scarves, handbags, purses, and much more. Why not start with a handbag from fashion designer Mary Frances? Creating her handmade treasures for more than two decades, her creations allow her customers to express their own personality and individual style. Often seen on the arms of 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. You’ll also want to browse our incredible selection of designer scarves that can accentuate not only your wardrobe, but also serve as a shawl during cooler, late summer, and early autumn evenings. And don’t forget about our extensive line of designer-inspired apparel and jewelry, with new pieces arriving daily. Be sure to take advantage of our Summer 25% Off Sale on all spring and summer women’s clothing during August (excludes UT fashions). Another big event this month is our UT Fashion Show on August 28 at 11:30 am in our restaurant, Upstairs at The Mansion. This event always kicks off our UT football season that begins on September 4 (Labor Day) when UT plays Georgia Tech.  For menu, pricing, and reservations for the fashion show, call Upstairs at The Mansion at 423-3714100. This is a really fun event, and reservations need to be made as soon as possible so you’re guaranteed a seat.  Call all your girlfriends and make this a “girl’s day out” event.  You’ll be thrilled with the wonderful food and stylish UT fashions we’ll have for your enjoyment.   So get ready for August’s transition into the long awaited autumn months at Sweetwater Flower Shop, and don’t forget to visit Upstairs at The Mansion Restaurant for lunch to and enjoy the sumptuous menu items, elegant atmosphere, and great service. Also, ask about hosting your own private parties and our special events.  

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Discover the Mixed Media Paintings of Artist

Judy Sinclair



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new direction in one’s life is not always easy, but that is exactly what local artist Judy Sinclair accomplished seven years ago. Believing that perhaps she was always meant to become an artist, Judy chose instead to ignore her innermost feelings. But thanks in large part to the encouragement from her husband and her faith in God, Judy finally listened to her inner voice and made what she now believes was the best decision of her life. Fortunate to have traveled extensively throughout the world while her husband served in the U.S. Air Force, Judy relies on her experiences as her inspiration to create colorful mixed media paintings. Judy has taken numerous art courses at the college level and has studied under a variety of gifted artists, all of which have helped develop her own unique style. In love with the very colors that make her happy, it is her hope that her creations will bring that same joy to those people who view her works. Judy prefers to work with acrylic paints, which she enhances with handmade paper, stained glass pieces, semi-precious stones, handmade yarn, and a variety of other natural elements designed to provide both added texture and depth to her paintings. Many readers may be familiar with her title “Bear Territory,” which was chosen as the official print for the 2015 Dogwood Arts Festival and was reproduced into posters for that event. Today you can view many of Judy’s paintings at Gallery on Main in historic downtown Sweetwater. Her pieces are also available for sale, along with the art of other local and regional artists. Also, plan on joining us in historic downtown Sweetwater on August 21st for the Solar Eclipse Festival. More than 100 vendors will be on hand to provide a day of fun for the entire family, weather permitting. Pray for a sunny day!

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Butterfly Dash and Bash

August 12 at World’s Fair Park


ORMALLY THE Butterfly Fund 5K, the Butterfly Dash and Bash is an exciting new event created between the Butterfly Fund family and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. This new event begins and ends at World’s Fair Park and incorporates a new route that includes the Ft. Sanders neighborhood and runs by cheering patients at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital before returning to World’s Fair Park along Grand Avenue. 10K participants will continue from World’s Fair Park Drive and run along 11th Street until reconnecting with the original 5K loop and concluding at World’s Fair Park. Start times for the 5K and 10K will be

staggered to minimize congestion at the start line and along the course. The 10K race will begin at 8:15 am, and the 5K race will begin at 9:00 am. The fun walk will take place following the 5K start. Awards will be presented to the following: » $125 to Top Overall Male and Female in both the 5K and 10K » $75 to Top Masters (40+), Grandmasters (50+), and Veteran (60+) Male & Female in both the 5K and 10K » $50 to 50th finisher in both 5K and 10K race » Awards to Top 3 Male and Female finishers in each age group (overall winners not eligible) in both the 5K and 10K

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OGWOOD ARTS will host Bangles & Bubbles, a jewelry exhibition, on August 4th from 4:30 to 9 pm during Knoxville’s First Friday celebration. Jewelry lovers are invited to meet local jewelry artists and purchase wearable art during our pop-up shop at the Dogwood Arts Office located in the heart of Knoxville’s Old City at 123 W. Jackson Avenue. “Bangles & Bubbles will be a lively event with affordable jewelry, created by incredibly talented artists, alongside delicious champagne cocktails,” said Program Manager, Kate Creason. “Statement jewelry pieces made out of unique metals, stones, and leather will be exhibited for the month of August, and our pop-up shop on August 4th will allow the public to buy jewelry on-site from nine different artists.” Participating jewelry artists include Jessica Weiss, Wendy Seaward, Katie Dirnbauer, Karen Dwyer, Ryan-Ashley Anderson, Kristine Taylor, Amanda Thompson, Alaina Smith, and Cameron Kite. Dogwood Arts, presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union, is a 501(c) (3) organization with a mission to promote and celebrate our region’s art, culture, and natural beauty.



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The Transition Begins





Tennesseans, the phrases Indian S u m m e r, “d o g days” of summer, etc. are descriptive of the sweltering heat we often experience as we head into August and September. How do you beat the heat and manage to look fresh at the end of your day? Cotton gauze is a find for sure, and at this time of the year, we’re fully stocked in all of the latest styles and colors in our fabulous Oh My Gauze! line… your link into the next season! Remember to put August 21st on your calendar, when Sweetwater will be Beat the heat! THE place to expeIf you can’t get naked, get gauze! rience a total solar eclipse. Make lifelong memories at the Eclipse 2017 festival from 10 am to 5 pm on August 21 in beautiful, historic downtown Sweetwater. There will be vendors, music, and dancing. You can learn to moonwalk, have a Moon Pie, and more! Family fun for a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

For the true space enthusiast, Sweetwater is a prime location, projected for two minutes and 37 seconds of totality. The rural valley leaves wide open space for beautiful views and photography opportunities. Make your plans today! Visit www. for all of the information you’ll need to experience this phenomenon with us in Sweetwater!

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The g n i t e g d u B l o o h c S of Back-to 1. Create a budget.

One of the best ways to spend wisely is to create a budget. If you don’t already have one, open a new spreadsheet on your computer or get out a pen and paper. Consider all the potential back-to-school expenses and not just the obvious ones, such as school supplies and clothing. For example, you’ll want to factor in extracurricular or after-school activities, tutoring, special school trips, and even lunch costs.

2. Collaborate with other parents.

Consider joining parent groups, either through your school or community. These groups can offer a great support network to share ideas and information. They also serve as a fantastic resource for meeting parents who have items such as sports equipment their kids have outgrown or even musical instruments their children no longer play. This can lead to some serious money-saving deals.

3. Tap your coin jar.



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can into those few precious summer months, but inevitably, they’re gone before you know it. As summer vacations, sleepovers, and outdoor grilling come to a close, it’s time to start thinking about going back to school. You may be working to pay off summer vacation bills when you realize you need to budget and pay for your child’s school supplies, clothing, and other related school expenses. In a recent survey conducted by Coinstar, about half of U.S. parents with kids between ages five and 18 believe school expenses are increasing. Of those surveyed, 57% will create a back-to-school budget. To ease rising school costs, here are five budgeting tips that will help you get more for your back-to-school dollar.

With rising school costs, the old saying that every penny counts really is true. You can literally put this into practice by collecting all the loose change around your house or tucked away in your coin jar and bringing it to a Coinstar kiosk or bank.

4. Make a shopping list.

Most schools provide a back-to-school list to help you plan and shop for your child. Use this as a starting point to make your own list and then stick to it! Retailers are set up to encourage impulse buys, but checking to see if something is or is not on your list is one of the most effective ways to avoid purchasing non-essential items and blowing your budget.

5. Embrace the three Rs.

Your kids will probably learn about the three Rs in school: Reduce, reuse, recycle. This is a great principle to keep in mind when getting them ready for school, especially for back-to-school clothes. Choosing quality basics such as a jacket, skirt, sweater, or jeans that can be combined with other clothing in your child’s closet will reduce the need for quantity purchases. In addition, consignment stores and online retailers are very popular and offer gently used items that check the “reuse” box. And finally, don’t forget to take advantage of hand-me-downs, whether from older siblings or friends. Going back to school should be an exciting time for you and your kids. With these five budgeting tips, you can help cut the financial stress out of the process and kick the school year off to a great start. August 2017 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE







can develop as a young dog matures. Owners can help their dogs mature into confident, stable dogs by carefully and consistently introducing pets to other people, friendly dogs, and by introducing them to controlled environments. Doggy Daycare can be a productive means of reducing shyness. At Ms. C’s, we work with many shy and timid dogs. Contact with new people and environments are the key to successfully conquering shyness. Owners play an important role, as dogs develop perceptions based on their owner’s actions. At daycare, projecting a happy, relaxed posture and tone of voice and ignoring your dog if she clings to you or begs for attention promotes a secure feeling. Developing a strong relationship requires time. Starting with half, then full days, and finally overnight stays work wonders.

Our staff has been trained to recognize our guests’ individual personalities, earning a dog’s trust, as soon as the dog enters our facility. Simple steps include avoiding direct eye contact, staying quiet and still, crouching down or sitting on the floor, standing sideways to the dog, and letting the dog initiate contact and approach is important. When the dog builds confidence, it will touch our staff’s hand, initiating a bond, followed by eye contact and gentle touch, avoiding a fear response. Focusing on gentle, positive interaction makes for playful, happy dogs. Call to begin acclimating your dog to new environments.

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Knoxville Writers’ Guild 2017 Spelling Bee Intergenerational Spelling Bee promises challenge, community, and fun


OLLOWING THE success of

the Knoxville Writers’ Guild (KWG) first Spelling Bee, the KWG is happy to announce plans for a second bee, with even more intergenerational and challenging fun. The second annual Adult Spelling Bee will be held on Thursday, September 7, at 7:00 pm. The competition will be open to ages 15 and up, providing a great opportunity for high school age youth to compete with teachers, parents, and community adults. Words will be drawn from vocabulary used in great literature, as well as from other nontechnical sources. The Bee will be held at Central United Methodist Church, located at 201 East Third Avenue. The building is



accessible, and free parking is available. Major funding has already been received from the Pilot Flying J Corporation and Testprep Experts. Additional funding will be sought, as well as door prizes for spellers and supporters. Competitors will be limited to the first 40 registrations. The entry fee is $10. Participants do not need to be KWG members. Participants can register at the KWG website and pay the $10 entry fee. For more information, registration instructions, and Spelling Bee rules, visit events/kwg-2017-spelling-bee. There will be cash prizes for first and second place winners, as well as other door

prizes. Spectator admission to the event will be a suggested donation of $2. For more information on the Bee, contact Spelling Bee Manager, Michael K. Smith of Testprep Experts, at Proceeds of the Bee will help fund programs and operations of the non-profit Knoxville Writers’ Guild. Since 1992, the Knoxville Writers’ Guild’s mission is to facilitate a broad and inclusive community for area writers, provide a forum for information, support, and sharing among writers, help members improve and market their writing skills, and promote writing and creativity. For more information, visit www.


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all in the early ’80s, there’s no doubt you heard two songs that seemed to dominate the airwaves: The Breakup Song and Jeopardy, both by The Greg Kihn Band. Since those award-winning days, Kihn has been quite the renaissance man, continuing to record albums, as well as DJing in the San Francisco area and writing novels. It was that first activity that Kihn recently contacted me. We chatted about his new CD, ReKihndled. He called from his California home, and we started with him updating me on what he’s been up to the last few years. Answering my question to verify that ReKihndled was his 17th album, Kihn said, “Yeah. I’m proud of this one because, number one, it’s got my son on it – Ry Kihn. And I think, materially, it’s a lot better than the other albums. You get these song ideas and, if you’re not in songwriting mode, a lot of them just get pushed off to the back burner. At the end of a year, I had a ton of really good album ideas. Writing the songs was actually the easy part.” Why the title ReKihndled? “I hope it ‘rekindles’ my career!” said Kihn. “How’s that? I figured when we started making these ‘Kihn’ puns, it was early in the game. We named the first album – it was just Greg Kihn. And then we got the second album, and they said, ‘What do you want to call it?’ and some wisenheimer said, ‘Let’s do it Greg Kihn Again.’ Okay. So now we have two albums. Then the next album comes out. ‘What do you want to name it?’ ‘How about Next of Kihn?’ It just started, and it never stopped. Kihnsolidation, Kihnspiracy. There are dozens." Which song would be the CD’s calling card? “Oh, that’s a great question!” he said. “I would say my favorite is Big Pink Flamingos. But if you wanted the best song that really reflected what the album was all about, I would say – you know, that’s a good question. It’s thought provoking, but there’s the first song on there called The Life I Got, which is very autobiographical. I say that would be the album cut that I would think would most represent us. The Life I Got. That’s cut one. Side one.”


Then, out of the blue, Kihn said, “You know, it’s a good life being a musician. I’ve been real lucky in my life. I feel like it’s been a long, successful career, and I just feel like I was blessed. When I was a little kid, my mom used to say, ‘Well, if you can get a job being a musician, you’re blessed!’ Low and behold, I did it! I don’t know how I did it. I just did it. “Like I said before – I say this all the time. I probably sound like a broken record, but I’m blessed! I really am! I had a wonderful career and have written a whole bunch of songs. It was never hard for me. They say that someday you’re going to run out of ideas. It hasn’t happened to me. The last 40 years it hasn’t happened to me, so I feel like I’m really lucky and just having that gig where ‘what do you do in life?’ ‘Well, I play music.’ That’s pretty good, man.” Wrapping up our chat, I asked Kihn what I ask other artists of his tenure and stature: When you step off the tour bus called life many years from now, how do you want to be remembered, and what do you hope your legacy will be? “You know, that’s a really good question, because nowadays – this was never the thing before – but nowadays I have grandchildren, and I’m really thinking about grandpa’s legacy. I come over to their house for dinner, and my son, Ry, and I go down there and they always say, ‘Get out the guitars! Get out the guitars!’ Now they want to play the guitar. They want to sing songs. They’re five and eight years old. But it really makes me think about my legacy. When those guys are teenagers, hopefully I’ll still be around and they’re still gonna want to be playing my songs. One of my dreams is that – I’ve got my son in the band – wouldn’t it be great to have my grandkids in the band and have three generations of Kihn up there on stage? That would blow my mind!”

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building sport, requiring synchronicity and finesse. Dragon Boat Racing is a great way to encourage team building in your employees and a great way to bring friends, family, and organizations together to have fun on the water. Proceeds benefit the Tennessee Clean Water Network, a statewide organization dedicated to protecting clean water in Tennessee. For more information, visit www.

more time to enjoy a season of fun on the lake this summer with family and friends thanks to Moomba boats and the Premier Watersports team. Since 1990, Moomba boats have driven the technology to become one of the most recognized names in the wakeboarding and wakesurfing industry. Manufactured by Skier’s Choice in nearby Maryville, Moomba has become one of the fastest growing manufacturers in the inboard segment of today’s marine industry. With five models to choose from, and an even larger selection of features that will leave the competition in your wake, you can create your very own, fully customized Moomba – and for far less than you might have imagined. At Premier Watersports, we have teamed up with many of the top names in the pleasure watercraft industry. Whether you’re looking for a day of relaxation on the water or a day of fun-filled action, our team can help you make it happen. As a master marine technician, I began my career with Premier Watersports as the service department manager and dealership manager. My wife and business partner, Vanessa, and I purchased Premier Watersports in 2013 and continue to run it as a family enterprise, focused on maintaining a reputation for integrity and marine expertise. If you and your family share my family’s passion for watersports, Vanessa and I would like to personally invite you to visit us at Premier Watersports, conveniently located near the Watt Road exit off I-40 at 13137 El Camino Lane in Knoxville. We offer customers a large selection of top name watercraft, including Moomba, Supra, Yamaha, and Sylvan. We also maintain an inventory of quality pre-owned boats as well. We offer you the widest selection of popular watercraft from the top manufacturers, a fully equipped and staffed service department, and a full pro shop with everything you’ll need to make this year your best year ever on the water. Discover your passion for play at Premier Watersports.

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Travis LeDoyt: Tribute to the King September 16, 2017, at 7:30 pm Growing up Travis was exposed to a broad variety of musical styles, from country, to swing, to rock & roll, as well as classical. His fascination with music and instruments led to formal piano lessons at the age of 9. Before long, Travis was writing his own songs. Throughout the years, Travis has developed into a truly remarkable talent; singer, performer, songwriter, and musician (piano, keyboard, guitar), but most of all he is fast becoming one of America’s most convincing, jaw-dropping tribute acts to ever grace the stage.

Guy Mendilow Ensemble: Tales from a Forgotten Kingdom    October 12, 2017, at 7:30 pm Embark on a musical trek to kingdoms long forgotten and bustling towns now vanished. Follow the stories of vagabond queens, pauper poets, and lovers lost to the sea, all set to spellbinding arrangements of old Sephardi songs worthy of symphonic film scores. Wrap these tales up with lush soulful harmonies evoking Flamenco’s gutsiness and the longings of Fado, all combined with heartpounding percussion, masterful narration, and intricate soundscapes. Journey through the Balkans to the Mid-East beginning in Sarajevo and winding through Salónica and Jerusalem. Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom is a sonic adventure brought to life by the Guy Mendilow Ensemble, an awardwinning quintet of world-class musicians from Israel, Palestine, Argentina, Japan, and the USA. 32


Trace Adkins November 2, 2017, at 7:30 pm Trace Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold more than 10 million albums, cumulatively. His hit list includes “You’re Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Songs About Me,” “Every Light in the House,” “Hillbilly Bone” (Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins), and “Just Fishin’,” to name a few. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author, and spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program and the American Red Cross, for whom he raised more than $1.5 million dollars as winner of NBC’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. In recent years, Adkins has performed 10 USO Tours.

Reduced Shakespeare Company: The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)    November 30, 2017, at 7:30 pm The fruitcakes of Reduced Shakespeare Company take you on an irreverent yet heartwarming trip through the holidays in The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged). Its festive funny physical family fun as these Three Wise Guys send-up and celebrate your favorite winter holiday traditions.

The Sound of Music   January 20, 2018, at 7:30 pm The spirited, romantic, and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev ’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss,” and the title song.

Direct from Dublin, Ireland, Dublin Irish Dance: Stepping Out January 23, 2018, at 7:30 pm An extravaganza of sights and sounds of Irish Culture. An all-star cast brings to life the epic tale of Celtic culture, carrying its traditional melodies and steps to the New World with a Gala celebration of Irish music and dance. The journey begins in rural Ireland, prior to the Famine, in kitchens, barns, and fields. As the Great Hunger closes in, the people look West, across the ocean, to New York City. Mingling with immigrants from around the globe, the Irish congregate in dance gatherings, some bound for the Appalachian Mountains, where ancient Irish melodies fuse with African rhythms, creating American tap dance and early roots music. The journey leads us to the present moment, celebrating the incredible evolution of Irish traditional dance and music and showcasing the new pioneers who will define the new standard of Traditional Irish music and dance.

The Illusionists™ February 15, 2018, at 7:30 pm This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of five of the most incredible Illusionists on earth.  The Illusionists™ – Live from Broadway has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage.  This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

Mummenschanz: you & me   April 14, 2018, at 7:30 pm Since its successful three year run on Broadway, Swiss-based theater troupe Mummenschanz has pioneered a new form of visual theater that has since spawned multiple new genres reclaiming their legacy. Mummenschanz has been dazzling audiences worldwide for more than 45 years. The 2017-2018 season will see a brand new creation, “you & me” by the visionary Mummenschanz troupe with new performers bringing to life the large scale masks you’ve grown to love, as well as reviving a historic tradition of acrobatics. The show will also include some of the classic sketches that have stood the test of time.

modern-day icons by branding the genre with their own legendary wacky humor and way-out Western wit. No less important than their two Grammy wins, Riders have been the Western Music Association’s “Entertainers Of the Year” six times and won “Traditional Group of the Year” and “Traditional Album of the Year” multiple times. The Academy of Western Artists has named them “Western Music Group of the Year” twice in five years.

The Quebe Sisters When the Quebe Sisters from Texas take a stage, and the triple-threat fiddle champions start playing and singing in multi-part close harmony, audiences are usually transfixed, then blown away. It’s partly because the trio’s vocal and instrumental perforRiders in the Sky and the Quebe Sisters      mances are authentic all-Americana, all the May 12, 2018, at 7:30 pm time, respectful of the artists that inspired For more than 35 years, Riders in the Sky them the most. have been keepers of the flame passed on by the Sons of the Pioneers, Gene Autry and Roy Performances are held at the Ronald and Rogers, reviving and revitalizing the genre. Lynda Nutt Theatre, located at 502 E. Lamar While remaining true to the integrity of Alexander Parkway in Maryville. For more Western music, they have themselves become information, visit

TAO: Drum Heart     March 1, 2018, at 7:30 pm TAO: Drum Heart is the latest production from TAO, internationally-acclaimed percussion artists. TAO’s modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals, the performers of TAO: Drum Heart create an energetic and unforgettable production. August 2017 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE




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that can result in mistakes. We have a direct business relationship with the craftsmen who make the furniture the way you want it. Also, because you have the opportunity to actually see, touch, and feel many of the products available in our showroom, you can expect the same quality when it’s delivered. And, if by chance there is a problem, Amish Excellence is a local resource for you. We stand behind everything we sell and are diligent in finding solutions for our customers. New on our showroom floor is the Savannah bed. This collection features a traditional style and includes turned legs and ornate posts with fluting. The panels in the bed may be ordered in the “shutter” style as shown in the photo or as flat panels. Available in all sizes, this bed is part of a much larger collection, which includes a chest, tall dresser, and nightstands. The case goods feature a solid hardwood top that is 1” thick. The solid hardwood, full extension

drawers are available with soft close under mount slides. Whether you’re looking for dining room, bedroom, office, or furniture for any other room, Amish Excellence offers you the widest selection of genuine, 100% hand-crafted hardwood furniture made by a select group of Amish artisans. If you haven’t already visited our newly expanded showroom, please come see firsthand the most extensive line of genuine Amish furniture anywhere in East Tennessee. I would also like to thank our customers for naming Amish Excellence the number one furniture store in Farragut. We are humbled and grateful to be selected farragutpress as a recipient of this year’s READERS Readers Choice Award sponCHOICE sored by the Farragut Press. AWARDS INAUGURAL

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Gent Heating & Cooling not only provides you with state-of-the-art heating and cooling solutions for your home and office, including installation of both residential and commercial HVAC systems of all sizes, makes, and models, but they also now offer a wide selection of backup generators that will automatically detect a power outage and deliver backup power to your home or business within seconds. two hours or two weeks. Powered by propane or natural gas, your Honeywell generator automatically turns on when it senses a utility power disruption, restoring power. And, as soon as utility power is restored, your generator returns to the standby mode. Select from a variety of generator sizes to safeguard your home or business. Protect refrigerated items, provide lighting, and

provide power to those other important systems you wish to maintain during a utility power outage. It’s just that simple. Also, did you know that Gent Heating & Cooling can install the ultimate in home or business comfort control by delivering precise comfort levels to each room in your home or office? From Mitsubishi Electric, these state-of-the-art systems allow you to deliver a level of comfort that’s difficult to achieve with conventional HVAC systems. Totally ductless, this system is both versatile and energy efficient. So whether you’re searching for a higher level of comfort control, a backup power source to protect your home or business from utility outages, new HVAC installation, maintenance, or repair, why not trust the name trusted by thousands of home and business owners for more than 20 years: Gent Heating & Cooling.

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excited to announce that we have expanded our store! We have doubled our showroom space in order to provide even more home décor, in addition to the furniture pieces, lighting fixtures, and cabinetry displays that we already offer! We are eager to show you our new space and unique items that will fit perfectly in your home. Our expanded showroom features dining rooms, living rooms, wall décor, chandeliers, bedroom displays, and more! We have a wide variety of curated pieces that can fit any style and vibe of a home such as rustic, modern, industrial, and transitional, to name a few. Whatever you are looking for in your space, we can help you find it. In addi-

tion to all of these new great finds, we also have an extensive amount of new artwork for you to check out! Our interior stylists are always available to help you find the perfect piece for your space. They are eager to put the finishing touches on your home and customize your space to fit your needs. Our stylists work hard with a keen eye to find exactly what works for you. This is what makes Shae Design Studio so different from other home improvement and furnishing stores. We take the time to get to know you and your home to make sure that what we recommend for your space is actually what you need! We don’t work to sell you products; we

work to improve your space. Our stylists’ expert advice and desire to collaborate with you makes the perfect formula for picking out exactly what is essential for your home! With all of our new items, it will be hard to leave Shae Design Studio without finding a unique piece you will want to take with you to help make your house a home. Stop by Shae Design Studio today to see what everyone is talking about!

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New Exhibition

“Glamour on Board: Fashion from Titanic the Movie” Coming to Biltmore in 2018

Biltmore’s museum services team members, Janey Abbott (left) and Leslie Klingner (right), arrange the costume worn by Kate Winslet in Titanic in Biltmore House.


HE FIRST large-scale exhibition

of fashions from Titanic, the Oscarwinning film that celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, will launch at Biltmore in February 2018 in “Glamour on Board: Fashion from Titanic the Movie.” Set for February 9 through May 13, 2018, the exhibition represents the extensive wardrobes preferred by transatlantic travelers like George and Edith Vanderbilt in the early 1900s. Guests will learn more about the Vanderbilts’ extensive travels while viewing these award-winning costumes. Titanic, which starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, won a record 11 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Costume Design.



An outfit worn by Kate Winslet in Titanic will be on display in Biltmore House as a preview of the upcoming exhibit, “Glamour on Board: Fashion from Titanic the Movie.” The exhibition’s 45 costumes will be displayed in Biltmore House, evoking the lifestyle of the era, when voyages on great ocean liners of the early 20th century offered luxury on ships known as “floating palaces.” First class passengers took every opportunity to see and be seen in the fashions of the time, from strolling the promenade deck to dining at elegant formal dinners. And, just like in Titanic, the days at sea fostered friendships and romances,

including George Vanderbilt’s courtship of Edith Stuyvesant Dresser. Admission to “Glamour on Board: Fashion from Titanic the Movie” is included in the general admission ticket price. For more information about Biltmore, visit www. About Biltmore Located in Asheville, North Carolina, Biltmore was the vision of George W. Vanderbilt.  Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, America’s largest home is a 250-room French Renaissance chateau, exhibiting the Vanderbilt family’s original collection of furnishings, art, and antiques.  Biltmore estate encompasses more than 8,000 acres, including renowned gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture.  Today Biltmore has grown to include Antler Hill Village, which features the award-winning Winery and Antler Hill Farm;  The Inn on Biltmore Estate; Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate; Equestrian Center; numerous restaurants; event and meeting venues; and Biltmore For Your Home, the company’s licensed products division. To learn more about Biltmore, call 877-BILTMORE or visit www. Photos courtesy of The Biltmore Company

It’s More Than a Mudroom



hate the label “mudroom,” it’s a good description of how we often use the space. It can be a messy catchall for daily items like shoes, coats, bags, dog leashes, and all the things we carry every day to and from work or school. It’s also the area of the home that sees the most traffic. So besides a place to sit as you take on and off your shoes, the mudroom area can be designed to do so much more. » Include Hooks and Cubbies Every member of the family needs their own coat hook and cubby space. Kids are more likely to hang their backpack and jackets on a hook, keeping them organized and saving time on school mornings when everything is in its place. Cubbies help everyone keep track of everyday items like a purse or cap. If you have the space, you can add more for guests. » Add Cabinets A mudroom is part of your home, so dress up the look of the space by adding cabinet doors over the cubbies. Doors make a mudroom look more stylish rather than a catchall zone. And, let’s be honest, a cabinet door hides any cluttered shelves. » Put in a Hamper With a hamper, clothes that are wet, soiled,

or muddy have a place to go. Otherwise those clothes end up dropped on the floor or left in a kid’s backpack. Nobody wants to discover a smelly, wet t-shirt days later in a backpack! » Create a Communications Station Since the mudroom sees daily traffic, make it a place for family communications. Include a chalk or corkboard for reminders such as grocery items or baseball practice. Now the refrigerator won’t be covered with

notes, invitations, and pictures. Also, include USB ports to create a place to recharge family cell phones, tablets, and other electronic equipment. » Install a Sink A sink helps to cut down on the dirt. So if you have the space, install one to help keep everyone – and your house – clean. » Use the Garage If you are renovating and you don’t have the space for a mudroom inside your house, many people are using the garage. Placed just outside the garage door, a mudroom serves the same purpose and keeps a lot of the dirt out of the house. Want to create a mudroom for your house? Tailored Living of Knoxville will work with you to design, select materials that coordinate with the rest of your house, and install the space that best fits your family’s needs. You’ll love your new space and ask yourself, “Why didn’t we do this a long time ago?”

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COREY SMITH August 26 • 8 pm Tennessee Theatre


HE WAY COREY SMITH sees it, he owes a debt to his fans. And it’s one he is determined to repay with his 10th album, While the Gettin’ is Good. The project, released on Sugar Hill Records, marks the first time that the singersongwriter, a wildly popular touring artist who has produced all of his past efforts, has turned over the reins to a bona fide country music producer in Keith Stegall. The result is Smith’s most ambitious record yet, as well as a return on the investment made by the fans who have supported him since his first album in 2003.

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S E L E C T I N G a furniture consigner, ask yourself this question: Why consign at all? For years, individuals wishing to sell unused furniture items either placed an ad in a local newspaper or had a yard sale, but not so much anymore. Concerns about personal safety have resulted in many Americans turning away from trying to sell any number of household items by themselves. In fact, things have gotten so bad that those selling items on Craigslist are being encouraged by law enforcement agencies across the nation to complete their sales transactions in the parking lots of their local police stations. Selling furniture by yourself is akin to selling your home by yourself. Sure, it can be done, but is it really worth all the effort? Do you really want to invite strangers into your home? Are they there for legitimate reasons or other purposes? Do you take their personal check? What about scheduling appointments and then the annoying no-shows? We launched Premiere Consignment five years ago with the goal of helping our neighbors sell their gently used, name brand furniture, art pieces, home décor items, and Oriental rugs without all of the hassle associated with attempting to sell their unused household items themselves. We offer our consigners a complete turnkey environment, which greatly enhances their potential to sell their items at the highest possible prices. Our retail showroom, open six days a week, offers buyers the perfect opportunity to shop at their convenience. Also, Premiere Consignment handles the entire transaction from beginning to end. We also offer you the opportunity to market many of your items online using our very successful eBay store. So forget the ad in the local paper or on Craigslist and put away the yard sale signs, and discover the safe, easy, and most convenient way to sell your gently used furniture, décor, art, and oriental rugs – the no-hassle Premiere Consignment way. Premiere Consignment

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Tennessee Dancing Gourd was a few years back at the Williamson County Fair, when a Master Gardener submitted a tiny green and white cutie for judging in the fruit and vegetable competition. With just one glance I knew I was in for trouble. I had to have it if only to satisfy my infatuation with heirloom plants. When thinking of the gourd plant, we immediately envision the typical bottle-type variety most recognizable in its birdhouse form. There are many others, however, that tend to be overlooked, if only because they’re not commercially available by seed or hard to find. This would be the case with the Tennessee Dancing Gourd (TDG). TDG (Cucurbita pepo var. ovifera), also known as the Tennessee Spinner, is an heirloom variety and a member of the cucurbit family. It’s grown annually from seed. At one time, seeds became almost impossible to find, leaving many a gourd enthusiast to believe this gem may have disappeared for good. There’s very little known about the TDG other than it originated from a Mr. Gordon of Primm Springs in Hickman County, Tennessee, and its popularity was high with children. These tiny treasures provided hours of entertainment, as they can be spun just like a top. It’s said that many a playground would be littered with these tiny treats after lunch, because kids would carry them in their pockets to play with at school. Cultivation tips for TDG are similar to others in the family. Plant in warm soil, whether



starting with seed or seedling. Provide plenty of nutrients throughout the season. Cucurbits are heavy feeders and benefit with a side dressing when the plants begin to bloom and fruit. Just like its brothers, sisters, and cousins, TDG is a vining plant that loves a good sprawl and can grow upwards of eight feet in length, while the gourd itself only reaches one to three inches at maturity. The prolifically productive vines can be left to trail the ground or, like those at my house, grown upright in a large pot with a support trellis. Gourds like water as do other cucurbits but not too much. Water TDG deeply once a week, applying at least one inch of water. If growing in a raised bed or container system, increase frequency, as the roots and surrounding soil will dry faster because they are exposed to the elements when above ground. A little wilt in scorching, mid-afternoon sun is normal, and they’ll recover once the sun sets. The extreme heat, humidity, and periods of drought experienced in Tennessee can stress these plants, reducing production. Mulch can help keep the soil around the roots moist, regulate soil temperature, and keep the plants healthy. Common pests include cucumber beetles, vine borers, and squash bugs. Trap crops of nasturtium or dill, as an herb companion can be beneficial in deterring these flying plagues. Proactive applications of pyrethrum can also significantly reduce pest populations. To decrease incidence, use disease-resistant varieties, don’t overhead water, prune and

destroy any damaged plant tissue, and rotate annually. To ensure pollination and fruit set, use a small paintbrush or similar device to transfer pollen from the male to the female flower. The female is very easy to recognize in that a tiny fruit will be visible on the backside of the flower. This technique can be especially beneficial early in the season when pollination may be questionable. TDGs are best if harvested around 95 days after planting and should be dried in a cool location. Poking a small hole in the bottom of the gourd is recommended to prevent mold or mildew of the seeds inside. After the hard shell fully dries to a light tan and the seeds rattle inside when shaken, you’re ready to spin them. These little guys also make great decorated ornaments, and because they’re an heirloom, the seeds may be saved for years to come. Once thought to be on its way out, the Tennessee Dancing Gourd is no wallflower… and if you let her, she’ll spin her way into your heart just as she did mine. The UT Gardens includes plant collections located in Knoxville, Jackson, and Crossville. Designated as the official botanical garden for the State of Tennessee, the collections are part of the UT Institute of Agriculture. The Gardens’ mission is to foster appreciation, education, and stewardship of plants through garden displays, educational programs, and research trials. The Gardens are open during all seasons and free to the public. For more information, visit

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in full force during August – mosquitoes, ants, bees, ticks, fleas, roaches, carpenter bees – looking for food, water, and shelter. At this same time, large populations of Fall Invaders are beginning to gather in and around your house as they prepare to hibernate inside when cooler weather arrives. Fall Invaders include ladybugs, kudzu bugs, box elder bugs, and stink bugs. Also, be on the lookout for bedbugs when you travel or buy any used furniture, as bedbug populations peak in the hot summer months. Previous Awards 2015 — 2008

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August 12 • 7-11 pm | Zoo Knoxville


EAST WITH THE BEASTS is Knoxville’s favorite wine, food, and brew event, featuring samples from more than 40 area restaurants, wineries, breweries, and distillers. The evening’s entertainment includes live performances by the Vibraslaps and Pop Rox. All food, beverages, and entertainment are included. Feast with the Beasts is open to guests 21 and older. A current photo ID must be presented at the event. Tickets are $89 in advance and $99 the day of the event. Tickets include admission to the event, complimentary food and beverages, and groovin’ entertainment. All proceeds directly benefit Zoo Knoxville. Tickets can be purchased online at, at the zoo’s ticket window, or by phone at 865-637-5331 ext. 1441 or ext. 1442 during business hours. Tickets may also be purchased at ORNL Federal Credit Union branches. For more information, visit

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August in the Garden BY LISA GRUGIN


ELCOME TO the “dog days” of summer. I’m not even going to pretend that I’m going to be outside doing a lot of yardwork when it is 98 degrees with 1,000% humidity, and I know that you aren’t likely to be out there either. Nevertheless, there are some things that will need to be done either early in the morning before it gets scorching hot or late in the afternoon when the sun is less intense. » Keep an eye on things so you don’t have unpleasant surprises when you do a fall checkup. Walk around the perimeter of your yard and through your flower beds. Look up for broken branches or dead areas in trees. Look down for fungal problems in your lawn and vole holes. Look all around for signs of disease and insects on your plants. » We are an absolute fungal soup this year, which is doubly bad because our trees and shrubs are still suffering from some lasting effects of the drought. Powdery mildew, rust, black spot, botrytis, root rot… you name

it, and we have it in the area. Topical fungicides and Neem oil will work on many of the diseases, but some plants will need a systemic product that works more like a vaccination. Good hygiene is also critical. Clean up all fallen leaves and debris to keep the spores from being redeposited into the soil. » It’s also a banner year for bugs. We encourage you to bring us samples if you have a problem, but please try to find the culprit on your plant. It’s very hard for us to tell you what to use if all we have to go by is a leaf with holes in it. Many insects may be effectively treated with insecticidal soap, but others will require something stronger. Plants that are particularly susceptible may need a systemic product. Caterpillars require their own kind of treatment. Sometimes what you think is insect damage is actually fungal. It isn’t always easy to diagnose! » If you want/need to plant things in your yard, you still can. Some plants (crape myrtles, grasses, perennials) prefer to go in while the soil is nice and warm.





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Others will tolerate it if you are religious about watering, and I don’t mean with a sprinkler! Drip systems or hand watering is crucial, especially if Mother Nature gets stingy with the rain again. » Did you plant a vegetable garden this year? How is it doing? If it is going well, share your produce with friends or a food bank! If it isn’t, make notes for next year. Here are the biggest problems I am seeing. 1. Sometimes people don’t realize they need to “rotate” their crops or replace their soil. I know that sounds silly when you’re doing containers or raised beds, but it is critical. 2. Sometimes folks use a sprinkler to water their garden, which is seldom a good idea. Drip irrigation is a better option. 3. Some of you start out with good weeding and working habits, but then it gets hot! Or you go on vacation and the weeds, insects, and diseases take over. It’s ok. Life is a learning process. Come talk to us before you start your fall veggies or before you give up! » Speaking of fall vegetables, you can sow seeds for bush beans, carrots, peas, and greens this month. You can also plant broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower. » Keep fertilizing annuals and container plants to keep them looking pretty. You also need to do weekly deadheading and pruning to keep them from getting scraggly and leggy. If they are beyond hope, compost them and plant fresh ones! » Late August is a good time to put a final dose of HollyTone on acid loving plants and RoseTone (or HollyTone) on roses. This will give the resulting new growth time to harden off before we get close to frost season. » Keep weeding, and reapply Preen if it has been three months since you last applied it. Do not apply Preen or any other pre-emergent before sowing seeds, however! It keeps all seeds from germinating, not just weeds. » Keep birdbaths and feeders clean and full as our feathered friends prepare for fall migration. If you are having a problem with squirrels, try using one of the “hot” seeds. These have been treated with hot pepper sauce. Birds do not taste it, but squirrels do! You may also want to experiment with different types of feeders and feed to see what gets the most songbirds. We recommend Cole’s birdseed. That’s all for this month. Please let us know if you have questions!

Meadow View Greenhouses & Garden Center 9885 Highway 11E Lenoir City, TN 37772 865.986.7229

Random Acts of Flowers Celebrates 75,000th Delivery in Knoxville



(RAF) is celebrating a big milestone this summer! On July 18th, the flagship branch of RAF in Knoxville delivered its 75,000th bouquet to a recipient at Parkwest Hospital. Longtime volunteer liaison, Rita Stroud, was very excited to be a part of this special delivery. “I remember we had 25 bud vases to give out for the first delivery at Parkwest Hospital back in 2009,” she said. “Immediately it was such a blessing. Every recipient is genuinely surprised and excited when we come into their room with a beautiful arrangement. I absolutely love it, and I am so happy to be the liaison at Parkwest.” RAF volunteers Rena McAlister and Andrea Murphy join Stroud each month for the delivery. “Early in 2009, I read an article about a new volunteer outreach program called Random Acts of Flowers,” said McAlister. “Little did I know I would receive so much joy, fun, and satisfaction for giving just a few hours of my time each week.” Murphy, a volunteer since November 2010, added, “I want my son to realize it

really takes little effort to positively impact someone’s day when you give just a little love and kindness. It just takes small gestures, time, and a desire to leave a lasting impression.” Random Acts of Flowers began when founder, Larsen Jay, used a personal experience to inspire a simple yet generous mission. After a near-fatal accident, Jay was amazed by the amount of support and encouragement he received as his hospital room filled with beautiful flowers. He soon realized that several of his fellow patients didn’t receive visitors or flowers, and it became his personal mission to share the floral encouragement he had received. The bouquets he shared with other patients that fateful day serve as the inspiration behind RAF’s mission to improve the emotional health and well-being of individuals in health care facilities by delivering recycled flowers, encouragement, and personal moments of kindness. “For more than nine years, the dedicated team at Random Acts of Flowers have focused on the simplicity of kindness, compassion, and the delivery of hope,” said Jay. “We find great comfort in knowing that the emotional impact of every recycled bouquet delivered in a healthcare facility has a

ripple-effect far beyond the recipient. This significant milestone serves as an ongoing testament to the volunteer spirit and the generosity behind all who support the Random Acts of Flowers’ mission.” Since launching in 2009, the organization has provided personal moments of hope and kindness to more than 225,000 individuals and has recycled more than 250,000 vases nationwide. (Additional branches operate in Chicago, Indianapolis, Tampa Bay, and Silicon Valley.) To find out how you can get involved, visit Random Acts of Flowers recycles and repurposes flowers by engaging dedicated volunteer teams to deliver beautiful bouquets and moments of kindness to individuals in healthcare facilities across the country.




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Knox Asian Festival August 27 • 11 am – 6 pm • Market Square


NOX ASIAN FESTIVAL aims to promote diverse cultures and celebrate traditions and talents from the Asian continent. The festival aims to bring together people from various cultural backgrounds to promote peace, harmony, unity, and a healthy lifestyle. Each participating country will showcase its unique music, dance, food, fashion, handicrafts, and other products. Admission to the festival is free! For the complete line-up of performers, or for more information, visit





Did you know that N-Hance can help you update your kitchen into the showcase home look that you’ve been hoping for? And what you’ll appreciate even more is that you can update your kitchen for far less than you might have imagined. Cabinet refacing is a popular alternative to replacing your home’s cabinets. N-Hance can help you renew and refinish your existing kitchen cabinets for two-thirds less than the cost of refacing. Also, our proprietary process offers you hundreds of color options to choose from, offering a near endless array of options. Our design consultants will help you select the finish that perfectly suits your individual style and tastes, and they can help you further customize your look with a variety of finishing techniques, including glaze, an antique look, or other accent. An affordable and innovative option for refinishing your cabinets, why choose the expensive alternative that often requires a week or more to complete, not to mention the dust? N-Hance can transform your existing kitchen into the kitchen of your dreams in just a matter of days and for 80% less than replacement and 65% less than resurfacing. Hmm... maybe there’s enough savings to update the master bathroom?

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• Approximately 2,000 sq. ft. of living space • Pine T&G walls & ceiling • Exposed beams • Hickory flooring • 3 bedrooms • 2½ baths • 2 fireplaces • Loft • Custom cabinets • S.S. appliances • Carport & storage • Built in 2009 • Large adjacent garden with 16’x20’ arbor • City water & sewer • Police, fire & ambulance


Rediscover Historic Rugby on the Cumberland Plateau




founded in 1880, is an intriguing British village of rare historic integrity. It’s just 70 miles from Knoxville, but many have yet to discover it. Take the pleasant hour-and-a-quarter drive north to State Scenic Hwy 52, and you’ll find what the National Trust for Historic Preservation calls “one of the most authentically preserved rural villages in America,” set amid the natural beauty of the Cumberland Plateau, along with a 125-year story of dedicated community restoration and preservation. Begin at the Rugby Visitor Centre & Theatre with the national award-winning film, The Power of a Dream. A guide will take you into the 1882 Thomas Hughes Library, the oldest fully preserved and intact free public library in America; 1884 Kingstone Lisle, the founder’s home, with furnishings made or brought by Rugby’s early colonists; Christ Church Episcopal, a Carpenter Gothic gem where services have been held continuously since 1887; and the exhibit-filled 1907 schoolhouse. The reconstructed Rugby Commissary features Rugby and area history materials, regionally made arts and crafts, and an array of Appalachian and British Isles products. Several privately operated artisan shops are nearby. The Harrow Road Café is open daily serving Cumberland Plateau home cooking and British Isles specialties. Visitors can lodge at restored 1880 Newbury House and Pioneer Cottage. Trails built by the colonists in 1880 still wind down to the free-flowing Clear Fork River, where you can take a dip in the Gentlemen’s Swimming Hole. Or, take the Massengale Homeplace loop trail in the new 710-acre Rugby State Natural Area. Historic Rugby’s next door neighbor is the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, with hundreds of miles of hiking, mountain biking, and horse trails. How did Rugby come to be founded in such a remote area in 1880? Like many towns and communities, it owes its location to a railroad. In 1878, land speculators began staking claims to thousands of acres on the northern Cumberland Plateau along the new Cincinnati Southern Railway line. Among them was industrialist and idealist Franklin W. Smith. His Boston-based “Board of Aid to Land Ownership” planned to relocate unemployed factory workers from the Northeast to the fresh air and forests of Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, where they could engage in agriculture. But as the industrial depression eased, Smith looked for another investor. Enter famous British author, social reformer, and statesman Thomas Hughes. Known and beloved worldwide as the author 56


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of the semi-autobiographical young people’s classic Tom Brown’s Schooldays, Hughes also achieved prominence as a strong proponent of Christian Socialism, the cooperative movement and trade unionism in Britain, and as champion of the Union cause during America’s Civil War. While on a speaking tour in the early 1870s, Hughes was fascinated by what he saw in America. Especially intriguing to him were the possibilities that its vast, undeveloped land might hold for citizens of his own increasingly crowded country, and he became convinced that “emigration to America, under the right circumstances,” was the best course for many of his countrymen. Long a champion of Britain’s working classes, Hughes was also concerned about the plight of younger sons of Britain’s upper class families. By tradition they did not inherit but were nevertheless expected to “live like gentlemen rather that engage in a trade or profession that was beneath them.” When Rugby officially opened in 1880, Hughes intended it to be a class-free, agricultural community based on cooperative enterprise, cultural opportunity, religious freedom, and temperance. “Our settlement is open,” he declared, “to all who like our principles and our ways.” During its first decade, hundreds of people emigrated from the British Isles to Rugby and from other parts of America. Some stayed only briefly, some for years, and some for life. More than 60 cottages, villas, commercial, and institutional buildings of distinctive, rural Victorian styles were constructed during Rugby’s first decade. Rugby seemed to be thriving and achieving Hughes’ hope of a “class-free, cultured society willing to work with their hands.” Rugby never sustained many of Hughes’ idealistic goals for many reasons. Emigration slowly ceased, but it was never a ghost town. By 1900, some 125 people still lived in the Rugby area, though the mix was more Appalachian then British. Fortunately for future generations, some were determined

to preserve the village and its heritage. From the 1920s through the 1950s, children of original colonists and others lovingly cared for Rugby’s public buildings, river gorge trails, and historic cemetery. Extensive media attention was paid to the need to restore and preserve Rugby. Then, in the mid-1960s, a 16-year-old boy from nearby Deer Lodge resolved to begin what others had dreamed of – the permanent restoration and preservation of the entire village and its history. With help from area residents and people across Tennessee, Brian Stagg formed non-profit Historic Rugby in 1966 to begin restoring and preserving the village and interpreting its history to the public. In 1972, the entire Rugby village was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today 12 buildings have been restored or historically reconstructed by Historic Rugby, private homes have been restored, and nearly 1,000 acres of woodland and streams permanently conserved. The community is growing again as people buy protected building lots in Beacon Hill and Boyle Woods, part of the 1880 town plan, and build historically compatible homes. Historic Rugby facilities and trails are open daily. For directions, hours, and information about events and activities, visit www. For lodging reservations, group visits, building lot details, and other information, call 1-888-214-3400. Rugby remains a utopia in the wilderness, a memorial to mankind’s eternal desire to form a more perfect way of life. Your visits help continue the Rugby story. The East Tennessee Preservation Alliance works to preserve the structures and places with historic or cultural significance in Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, and Union counties. ETPA partners with Knox Heritage to serve as the regional arm for preservation activities in these 16 counties.

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ISITORS FROM all across

the world flock to Door County in the summer to enjoy what many call the “Cape Cod of the Midwest.” A peninsula with nearly 300 miles of shoreline gives visitors and locals a plethora of activities to enjoy in and around the water. It’s a place to reconnect with family and friends while enjoying a slice of Door County cherry pie and a breathtaking sunset.

Door County Summer Activities

» Enjoy swimming, sunning, playing, or picnicking at one of Door County’s 53 public beaches. » Enjoy a show at The Peninsula Players, America’s oldest resident summer theater, or enjoy a performance under the stars at Northern Sky Theater, located inside Peninsula State Park.

» Golf at one of 11 golf courses, some featuring views of orchards, meadows, and the waterfront. » Cruise along the shoreline on one of the many boat tours offered around the county. » Free concerts in the park five days a week in Ephraim (Monday), Fish Creek (Tuesday), Sister Bay ( Wednesday), Sturgeon Bay (Wednesday), Egg Harbor (Thursday), and Baileys Harbor (Sunday). » For more than 70 years, tourists have enjoyed Door County’s iconic fish boil. Whitefish is boiled on an open fire outside while diners enjoy the “boil over” show as much as the meal. Fish boils are not complete without Door County cherry pie. » Visit one of the lighthouses located across the peninsula. Many built in the 1800s have saved countless lives as they guided ships to safety. » Buy local at one of the many farmers’


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markets located across the county. Visitors enjoy the chance to meet local farmers, taste their products, and bring home a taste of Door County. » Camp and enjoy a fire under the stars at one of the five state parks located on the peninsula. » Take a family friendly trip to meet farm animals face to face at The Farm or Plum Loco Animal Farm. » Visit the Skyway Drive-In Theatre, which was named the number one drive-in by TripAdvisor, for a double feature. » Motorcycle along the Door County Coastal Byway – a 66-mile scenic loop. » Reel in a trophy fish. The waters from Little Sturgeon Bay to Fish Creek were ranked the number one bass water in the United States in 2014 by BassMaster. » Pack the scuba gear and explore some of the 275 shipwrecks.

Hiking at Cave Point County Park Photos courtesy of the Door County Visitor Bureau

Motorcycling in Door County

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Cana Island Lighthouse

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Cherry Fest

Held annually the first Saturday in August at Lakeside Park in Jacksonport (August 5) A celebration of all things cherry! Taste your way through this festival sampling cherry kolaches, pie, jam, and even cherry brats. The event will also feature a car show, helicopter rides, crafts, and music.

Maritime on Madison

Peninsula State Park

Held annually on Madison Avenue in Sturgeon Bay (August 12) Celebrating Sturgeon Bayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s maritime heritage and Coast Guard city designation, Sturgeon Bay has events throughout the week leading up to Maritime on Madison. The festival is held in conjunction with Door Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Classic and Wooden Boat Festival. The museum hosts the Sikaflex boat construction challenge with boat racing in the afternoon. The festival will include food, music, crafts, and many children activities. In the evening, enjoy the Venetian Night boat parade and fireworks over the bay.

Thresheree & Antique Machinery Show

Held annually the third weekend in August in Valmy (August 18-20) A weekend full of fun with antique farm equipment, tractor pulls, barn dance, polka mass, food, music, and the ever-popular mud pig wrestling on Sunday afternoon. Admission purchased at the gate.

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Held Annually Labor Day Weekend (September 2-3) One last Door County festival before school begins. Live entertainment, food, water ski show, children activities, boat show, and fireworks. For more information on any of these events, visit August 2017 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


August Events AUGUST 21:


THINGS TO DO • PLACES TO GO • PEOPLE TO SEE August 1: Jazz Tuesdays Concert Series on Market Square from 8 to 10 pm every Tuesday through August 29. Free! August 2: Market Square Farmers’ Market featuring products made or grown in East Tennessee. Wednesdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, from 11 am to 2 pm and Saturdays, August 5, 12, 19 & 26, from 9 am to 2 pm. August 3: Shakespeare on the Square: Two Gentlemen of Verona in Market Square at 7 pm. Also on August 5, 11 & 13. August 3: Billy Ray Cyrus at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 7:30 pm. August 4: First Friday on Market Square, Gay Street, The Old City, and Downtown North beginning at 5 pm. August 4: Shakespeare on the Square: The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) in Market Square at 7 pm. Also on August 6, 10 & 12. August 4 & 6: Summer Movie Magic: 9 to 5 at the Tennessee Theatre. August 4 at 8 pm and August 6 at 2 pm.

August 7: Mighty Musical Monday with K-Town Sound at the Tennessee Theatre at noon. Free! August 8: The Beck Cultural Exchange Center Eight of August Red Carpet Jubilee at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm. August 11: Will Carter and Trisha Gene Brady with Eli Fox at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. August 11 & 13: Summer Movie Magic: Titanic at the Tennessee Theatre. August 11 at 7 pm and August 13 at 2 pm. August 12: Butterfly Dash and Bash at the World’s Fair Park Festival Lawn. A benefit for East Tennessee’s Children’s Hospital. August 12: Feast with the Beasts at the Knoxville Zoo from 7 to 11 pm. August 12: 1964 “The Tribute” at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm. August 18: Edwin McCain at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. August 19: Forget Me Not 5K for Alzheimer’s at Pat Summitt Plaza at 8:30 am.

August 19: Fun with Farragut’s Fleet at McFee Park from 9 to 11 am. Free! August 19: Foam Glow 5K at Chilhowee Park from 7 to 11 pm. August 20: Umphrey’s McGee at the Tennessee Theatre at 8:30 pm. August 21: Solar Eclipse Party at McFee Park from 1 to 3 pm. Free! August 25 & 27: Summer Movie Magic: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at the Tennessee Theatre. August 25 at 8 pm and August 27 at 2 pm. August 26: 7th Annual Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival at Ijams Nature Center from 8 am to 2 pm. August 26: Dragon Boat Race Festival at Volunteer Landing from 8 am to 2 pm. August 26: Touch a Truck at Zoo Knoxville from 10 am to 2 pm. August 26: Corey Smith at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm. August 27: 4th Annual Knox Asian Festival in Market Square from 11 am to 6 pm.

New Exhibitions Opening at the Emporium Center on August 4

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(McGhee Tyson Airport) and the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville are pleased to present the 17th “Arts in the Airport” exhibition, a new selection of artwork from 41 artists in the East Tennessee region. “Arts in the Airport” was developed to allow regional artists to compete and display work in the most visited site in the area. The contemporary 2- and 3-dimensional artwork is exhibited in the secured area behind McGhee Tyson Airport’s security gate checkpoint now through October 18. Juror Terri Jordan of the Customs House Museum in Clarksville provided this statement about the exhibition: “Tennessee boasts a large talent of artists, and as a museum curator, I find many of these come from the Eastern part of the state. I was pleased with the variety of mediums in the entries I viewed. It is important to not just master the technical skills, but to also create work that has a strong composition, a story behind it or about it, and a sense of ‘holding its own’ in situation. For me, the entries I chose do that. They all have great sense of harmony in color and design and leave me wanting to see more.” The following artists’ works are on display: Debra Lovvorn Belvin, J. Brooks Brann, Sarah

Dick Wills Busby, Pat Clapsaddle, Synthia Clark, Bobbie Crews, June Crowe, Jurgen Dopatka, Veronica Fay, Mike Galyon, Elena Ganusova, Carl Gombert, Annamaria Gundlach, Kelly Hider, Brian Horais, Barb Johnson, Inna Nasonova Knox, Deborah Kowalczyk, Carol Livingston, Bill Long, Brandon Lutterman, Marty McConnaughey, Susan B. Miller, Brenda Mills, Allen Monsarrat, Rita Nabors, Jim Parris, Joe Parrott, Amber Patty, Dennis Sabo, Michael Seagraves, Wayne Setser, Denise Stewart-Sanabria, Renee Suich, Marilyn Avery Turner, Richardson Turner, Jill Vandagriff, Alisa Whitley, John C. Winter, and Marianne Woodside. View the gallery of images at www.knoxalliance. com/arts-in-the-airport-17th-exhibition.

Please note: The exhibition is normally available for viewing only by visitors flying in or out of the airport. Otherwise, visitors may view the exhibition by appointment with Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority staff. Contact Becky Huckaby, Director of Public Relations, at 865-342-3014. For more information, contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at 865-523-7543. About the Arts & Culture Alliance The Arts & Culture Alliance serves and supports a diverse community of artists, arts organizations, and cultural institutions. The Alliance receives financial support from the Tennessee Arts Commission. August 2017 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


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Economic Expectations Versus Reality B Y TO M I R M E N





NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business) Index, small business optimism has continued at historically high levels now for more than six consecutive months. NFIB President and CEO, Juanita Duggan, said that this “remarkable surge in optimism that began last year right after the election shows no sign of slowing down.” But indexes, like sentiment, can be disappointing to small business owners who were hoping for a “quick fix” to the economic doldrums that our economy has been languishing in for the past decade or so. Not to say that there hasn’t been bright spots, because there has been. But just where is the growth that entrepreneurs had grown accustomed to after prior recessions? Today entrepreneurs need to balance expectations with reality. Much of the positive economic news being reported on today is forward looking. Like the stock market, where values are a reflection of anticipated future results, economic

Small business owners who are accustomed to making quick and decisive decisions are understandably frustrated by Washington bureaucrats who move at the speed of a sloth, if even that fast. And the fact that we have had to live with this decade of slow or no growth makes us even more impatient for action. indexes are an attempt to gauge future economic activity. But there’s a catch, because much of today’s positive financial news requires that Washington or, more specifically, the new administration act to put into place the requisite fiscal policies needed to stimulate

future economic growth. A n d i t ’s h e r e w h e r e expectations meet reality. Policy changes such as personal and business tax cuts, infrastructure spending, and renegotiated trade agreements will take time to enact and even more time for their impact to be felt. DC is like a Kabuki dance, where there is always a great deal of drama but oftentimes little in the way of measurable results. Small business owners who are accustomed to making quick and decisive decisions are understandably frustrated by Washington bureaucrats who move at the speed of a sloth, if even that fast. And the fact that we have had to live with this decade of slow or no growth makes us even more impatient for action. Change has occurred, albeit slowly. Change will continue to occur, and our nation’s economic engine will once again reward you for your efforts, perseverance, and, most of all, patience.

E D U C ATO R P R O F I L E by Courtney Craig

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Knox County teachers selected for the Tennessee Educator Fellowship, Lindsay Davis looks forward to advocating for the students she teaches at Austin-East Magnet High School. “This fellowship is such a great honor,” said Davis, who teaches math. “I look forward to being a voice for my students. This is an opportunity to meet with educators from across the state to discuss issues surrounding education and also to dialogue with legislators to advocate for our students. This fellowship is an opportunity to learn and educate.” Davis has been teaching for 12 years, four of them at Austin-East. “I have wanted to be a teacher since kindergarten,” she said. “I have never thought about doing anything else. Teaching has always been my passion. I love working with students and sharing my passion for math with them.” Davis earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education, with a minor in theatre, from Montana State University. Recently she completed her master’s degree in secondary mathematics education 64


from Western Governors University. While there’s no such thing as a typical day in education, most of Davis’ days include two math courses each semester, plus her responsibilities as Freshman Dean. “This role includes many meetings with teachers, administrators, and students,” she said. “I check in with students and monitor their grades to ensure students are passing their classes. I tutor kids who struggle or need extra help. I also run multiple meetings with our awesome freshman teachers.” Davis is eager to make the Knoxville community aware of the accomplishments of her students at Austin-East. “What breaks my heart is that most of Knoxville has no idea how amazing this school is, nor do they know about the brilliant things that our students do,” she said. “On most occasions, the only exposure that the residents of Knox County have to AustinEast is when a news story includes it as a reference point to a crime that has occurred. My struggle is with the misconstrued

There are so many things that I love about my job, but my students are definitely the best part.” perceptions that Knoxville residents have of AE and its students. I’m constantly having to educate people on what is really happening between the walls of our school. There is so much undeserved negative media coverage that taints people’s perceptions of a place they have never set foot in, because I guarantee that if they did, they would be amazed at what our students do!” Austin-East students definitely have an advocate in Davis, though. “There are so many things that I love about my job, but my students are definitely the best part,” she said. “I love watching the light bulb go off as a student gets a concept for the first time. I could go on and on about how amazing my students are, but really what I love is being part of their story and walking through their high school years (and beyond) with them.”

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Fun with Farragut’s Fleet August 19 • 9-11 am McFee Park


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Aging Parents and Memory Loss B Y W E N DY FAU L K N E R



to be older than ever, it is common for adult children to find themselves helping their elderly parents through the aging process. One of the more difficult things to face is realizing that a parent is experiencing memory loss. How you interact and behave with your parent who is experiencing memory loss can have a positive result on them. Here are some things you can do to help someone you love who is experiencing mild memory loss. Living Alone If your parent lives alone, you should stop by and check on him or her each day to make sure they are safe. You should alert neighbors to what is going on so they can contact you if they see anything unusual going on with your parent. Misplaced Items If your parent is routinely misplacing things, purchase a brightly colored basket, or other container, and place it in a noticeable location. Tell your parent this is where to put things such as keys, cell phone, watch,

wallet, purse, reading glasses, and other dayto-day things. Remembering the Day of the Week To help parents who are having trouble remembering what day of the week it is, put a note on their dresser, bathroom mirror, or the refrigerator to help remind them what day of the week it is, as well as other important things for the day. For instance, you might write down “Today is Sunday. You should call your sister, Natalie, today to tell her happy birthday. She is turning 67 years old today.” Remembering Medication It can be hard for individuals who are experiencing memory loss to remember to take their medication. If you discover that your parent is forgetting to take their medicine, set a timer to go off when they should take it. Put a note and their medicine by the timer so when they go to turn the timer off, they will be reminded that it is time to take their medicine. Advice for Friends and Family Tell friends and family to not take it personal if your parent forgets important

events. Tell young children that their grandparent is having trouble remembering things and that they should go out of their way to be helpful and to not laugh if their grandparent forgets something they think is silly to forget – such as what day it is or if they have eaten. If Memory Loss Increases If you notice signs that your aging parent is experiencing memory loss to a great degree, you should take him or her to the doctor. The doctor will check your parent for Alzheimer’s disease and/or other cognitive impairments. If something is discovered, you will be advised as to what to expect and the steps both you and your parent can take to work with the disease or impairment. Wendy Faulkner is a freelance writer based in Blount County, Tennessee. Her work can be found in various print markets, as well as online. She has been writing for Everything Knoxville since its start-up in 2007.

E T I Q U E T T E by Monica Irvine


I Wish We Would Notice More

LADY and a gentleman notice.

What kinds of things do they notice? Well, perhaps they might notice: » A little old lady or man standing behind us in the post office line, struggling to stand in the long line. Wonder if we could change places with them? » A mother with three kids trying to carry luggage, kids, and stuff, getting on an airplane. Wonder if we could help her carry something? » A homeless man or lady, regardless of whose fault it is that they’re homeless, who is standing outside a store on a hot day. Wonder if we could buy a cold bottle of 66


water and give it to him or her? » A person walking towards us with their heads down, looking a bit unhappy or concerned about something. Wonder if we could make eye contact, smile, and say, “Hello there. I hope you have a good day?” » The clerk at a store that looks tired and is faking a smile. Wonder if we could start a conversation with them, helping them to know that people really do care? » Our own child, making comments like, “Mom, I wish you could play with me” or “Dad, do you think you will have time to play after your important work?” Wonder if we could recognize the unspoken feelings of loneliness and need for attention?

Ladies and gentlemen, it is so very easy to get caught up in our own needs, responsibilities, and obligations. But here’s the deal. If we’re too busy to do the most important things, then we’re too busy. If we’re too busy to stop and serve others, then we’re too busy. Surely we can all see that at the end of the day, and even at the end of our lives, all that will really matter is who we have helped.

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Back to School:

Teens & Acne

Matthew B. Doppelt D.O., F.A.O.C.D., F.A.A.D. Board Certified Dermatologist


IGH SCHOOL can be the best time of a child’s life. In the classroom, on the stage, or on the field – there

are plenty of opportunities to develop new interests, spend time with friends, and make lasting memories. However, many students struggle to enjoy these moments, because they’re worried about how they look due to the outbreak of acne. Clear skin is often a challenge for students, but the doctor and specialists at Southeastern Dermatology offer many services to help teens overcome acne and reveal a confident, beautiful face. While acne is predominantly a disease of adolescence, it often persists into adulthood.  It is important to treat significant acne to prevent emotional as well as physical scars. What causes acne? There are many  contributing  factors that cause acne, including bacteria, hormones,  inflammation, and clogged pores. Excess oil production, which is often the result of hormonal stimulation, combines with naturally occurring bacteria, resulting in inflammation that can clog the pores. The end result of this process is the eruption of a blemish.  Types of acne When most people think of acne, they think of big red pimples. However, there are several types of blemishes that a person with acne may have to address, including blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, and cysts/ nodules.  Each of these kinds of blemishes responds differently to various treatments; therefore, it’s important to work with a trained specialist in order to properly address your acne situation.  Acne treatment There are several approaches to treating acne. The one that’s recommended to you, or to your child, will depend on his/her unique situation. However, there are some common treatments:  » Topical treatments: Topical acne treatments are those preparations that are applied to the skin. They may be in the form of a special wash, cream, or gel. They may work to kill bacteria, decrease the inflammation, or to dry the excess oil.  Common topical treatments

skin’s appearance. These peels are safe and effective for use on teens and young adults. Photomodulation, also known as light treatments, may help as well. Something to keep in mind: Unlike what you may see on TV infomercials, results take time. These commercials do a disservice in that they promote unrealistic expectations. If your acne is severe or not responding to over-the-counter remedies, call board certified dermatologist, Dr. Matthew Doppelt, at Southeastern Dermatology today to schedule your appointment.

include benzoyl peroxide, antibiotics, retinoids, and salicylic acid. » Oral medications: Some acne cases require medication delivered in the form of a pill. For example, antibiotics can eliminate bacteria and minimize inflammation, while other medications work to balance hormones within the body.  » Dermatology procedures: There are several dermatology procedures that can also help to clear up the individual’s skin. For example, a specialized chemical peel can remove the top layer of badly damaged skin while reducing oil and improving the

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Everything Knoxville August 2017  
Everything Knoxville August 2017