Everything Knoxville August 2018 Edition

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a very hot, humid summer here in East Tennessee, and those “lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer” prove to continue throughout August. Typically school begins this month, so for many, it is the last chance of the season to take a family vacation. And then the Photo by D. Roberts Photography closer time comes to that first day back hitting the books, there is the back-to-school shopping rush with the focus on that first football game of the fall season. Summer is just too short, but it eventually ushers in cooler days. In this edition of Everything Knoxville, we and our advertisers continue to celebrate summer with bargains on seasonal items and services. If you are looking to get your home ready for the colder winter days or if you are in the process of building your dream home, you may want to consider an energy saving product by Synergy Spray Foam Insulation. Local entrepreneur



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and custom home builder, Brain Davis, has launched this new business with a product that is far superior to conventional fiberglass insulation. See how this product can benefit you and your home and save you in energy costs. August has many family-friendly events and entertainment that will enhance your summer fun like concerts and festivals, so see our Events Calendar for all the listings. If you’re looking for a family-friendly restaurant with a sports atmosphere, then visit Double Dogs. They have just opened their second location in Knoxville, where you can watch your favorite game while enjoying mouth-watering food and drink. And they are a business that supports their local community. Summer will be past before you know it, so get out there and enjoy all that Knoxville and East Tennessee has to offer.

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OR LOCAL entrepreneur, Brian Davis, necessity truly has become the mother of invention. When Brian complained to a group of friends about the poor quality car wash he had received from a local vendor, they encouraged him to start his own car wash. That’s just what he did, launching three Synergy Auto Wash locations that have quickly earned a reputation for superior quality. When Brian, who also owns Synergy Development & Construction, a local custom home builder and remodeler, decided to build a new home for himself, he began giving serious consideration to using spray foam insulation that had been proven to provide far superior insulation performance compared to the conventional insulation products on the market today. His research ultimately led to the launching of Synergy Spray Foam Insulation. In fact, Brian was his own first customer. Specializing in the installation of both open and closed cell insulation, Synergy Spray Foam Insulation is helping area homeowners experience uniform temperature control throughout their homes, as well as significant energy savings. In this issue of Everything Knoxville, we are pleased to bring you this interview with Synergy Spray Foam Insulation founder and owner, Brian Davis. EK: Describe the reputation you have developed for launching innovative new businesses. Brian: Interestingly, the companies we have launched actually target industries that many people might describe as mature. But even a mature market can experience above average growth when improvements are made in the way you deliver your company’s goods, products, or services to your customers. EK: Give me an example. Brian: Synergy Auto Wash. Close your eyes and throw a rock and you’ll likely hit a car wash. Most car washes focus on cleaning as many cars as quickly as possible – sort of a one-size-fits-all 6


approach. Unfortunately, most high volume washes underperform customer expectations. Although using state-of-the-art technology, Synergy Auto Wash relies on humans to target areas on your automobile that many other washes miss altogether. We focus on performance that exceeds customers’ expectations without using the type of automated equipment that comes into contact with your car’s surface, which can actually damage your vehicle’s surfaces. EK: Tell us how Synergy Spray Foam Insulation came about. Brian: What most of your readers may not know is that I have been a custom home builder and developer for more than a decade. Construction is a fascinating marketplace made even more interesting by the technological advancements taking place on an almost daily basis. Today we can build homes more efficiently that require far less maintenance and that enhance the individual lifestyles of its owners. Open and closed cell foam insulation is one of those technologies whose time has come. EK: Tell our readers about spray foam insulation. Brian: Insulation is one of the most critical components in home construction today, and rapidly rising energy costs are making insulation even more important. For decades, homeowners have relied principally on fiberglass batt and blown insulation. Due largely to continually increasing energy prices, this conventional form of insulation has reached its optimum performance levels. Spray foam insulation, on the other hand, is far superior by comparison and outperforms fiberglass insulation hands down. EK: What should homeowners know about spray foam insulation? Brian: Think of the exterior surfaces of your home as an envelope. The better insulated the envelope is, the lower your energy bills and the more comfortable your home will be. Spray foam insulation is one of the most efficient insulating materials for residential and commercial applications available today. It has far superior Photo by D. Roberts Photography

R-values per inch of insulation when compared to fiberglass insulation. But what is even more important is spray foam’s ability to minimize air infiltration, exfiltration, convection, and conduction. Fiberglass insulation performs far less efficiently in these critical areas. EK: Explain your decision to launch Synergy Spray Foam Insulation. Brian: As a general contractor and custom home builder and remodeler, I have watched the development of the spray foam insulation marketplace with great interest. I’ve become convinced of its superior performance characteristics. One thing I liked in particular about homes utilizing spray foam insulation is the uniformity in temperature you will experience throughout your home. Homes insulated with fiberglass insulation, on the other hand, typically experience large disparities in temperatures between interior and exterior rooms. EK: Tell us about Synergy Spray Foam Insulation. Brian: We decided to utilize our expertise as custom home builders to enhance the installation of our spray foam insulation. Who knows or understands the unique nature of protecting your home’s envelope better than a builder? We made a significant investment in the very best application equipment and technology available today and selected the best open and closed cell insulation materials available from industry leader and wholly U.S. owned Johns Manville Corporation.

EK: What about cost? Brian: Spray foam insulation is more expensive than conventional fiberglass insulation, but most homeowners will recover this additional investment within three to seven years with the increased energy savings you will experience. EK: Where can spray foam insulation be applied? Brian: In new construction, it can be applied to any area where conventional insulation is used. In existing homes, spray foam insulation can be used in the attic or in walls when a major renovation is taking place. One area of new or existing home construction where spray foam insulation performs best is in your home’s attic. Because up to 70% of home energy loss occurs through your ceiling, spray foam insulation can help to provide the energy saving envelope that offers significant energy savings. EK: How is Synergy Spray Foam Insulation applied in the attics of new or existing homes? Brian: The spray foam insulation is applied to the bottom of the roof deck of a new or existing home, providing a totally conditioned space. The attic space is now protected from most of the hot or cold air that previously infiltrated into this space. This significantly reduces the energy required to heat and cool your home. This type of insulation is even more critical if your home has an HVAC unit in this same attic area, where your HVAC system is trying to produce 55 degree air to cool your home but where air temperatures surrounding the unit can exceed 120 degrees during the day. Hardly ideal. EK: How can our readers learn more about Synergy Spray Foam Insulation? Brian: If you have questions or would like to learn more, please give us a call at 865-777-FOAM. EK: In closing, is there anything else you would like to add? Brian: Synergy Spray Foam Insulation is here to stay and is becoming a major component in future new home construction and major home renovations. It will become as commonplace as many of the other technological advances in home construction that we take for granted today.

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Double Dogs Chow House Opens Second Location in Knoxville


see Valley Humane Society and the Knoxville Police Patrol Division K9 Unit to make a donation at the grand opening last month. During a pre-grand opening celebration, Davis presented a $2,000 check to the Humane Society and a $500 check to the K9 unit. “We are proud to support both of these organizations,” said Davis. “It is important for us to support our local community, and we are thankful for this opportunity.” Officer Jason Cunningham and his canine, Grek, were also recognized for their hard work and dedication. Grek joined the pack as an honorary member of the Double Dogs Chow House. Hours of operation are 11 am to midnight Sunday through Wednesday and 11 am to 1 am Thursday through Saturday. A full bar with a unique drink selection is available.

OUBLE DOGS CHOW HOUSE, a family-friendly restaurant with a sports atmosphere, recently celebrated its grand opening of its second location in Knoxville at 8910 Kingston Pike. Guests were entertained by the 36 television screens while enjoying signature menu items, including the Bo Burger, Dog Bowl Nachos, hand-breaded chicken fingers, traditional chicken wings with a wide variety of tossing sauces, pizza, and more. “We are so excited to have opened our second location in Knoxville,” said Daniel Davis, founder of Double Dogs. “We are committed to creating a positive and unique dining experience for our customers, providing superior customer service, and a menu of mouth-watering food and drink options.” Dogs have always held a special place in Davis’ heart. In fact, the restaurant’s name originated from his two dogs, Bo and Chancey, who inspired him to introduce Double Dogs Chow House. Double Dogs partnered with both the Tennes-

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Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival


H E 8 T H A N N UA L Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival will be held on Saturday, August 25, from 8 am to 2 pm at 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. However, banding is weather dependent and may end earlier if hummingbirds can’t be captured. The Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival began as a joint effort between Ijams and the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society. The event features speakers on nature topics, wildlife educational demon-



strations, and vendors selling food and drinks, plants, locally made arts and crafts, bird feeders and supplies, and garden items. But the main highlight of this event is the opportunity for visitors to get close to ruby-throated hummingbirds and learn about them during the banding demonstrations. 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. Parking for this event will take place in all

Ijams Nature Center parking lots. Visitors also can park at Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area (3140 McClure Lane) and take a shuttle to the event. Please note that we do not allow dogs at the Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival. Although dogs are welcome at many of our events, the Hummingbird Festival is not a good fit since all of the speakers and the children’s crafts are indoors (where dogs are not allowed), and dogs are not allowed at the banding station. Tickets are $7 for ages 12 and up, $3 for children ages 5-11, and free for children 4 and under. Family passes for parents plus children are available for $20. For more information, visit www.ijams.org. Watercolor by Vickie Henderson

Butterfly Dash and Burger Bash The Jaystorm Project


OIN US for a great event to benefit East Tennessee Children’s Hospital: The Butterfly Dash and Burger Bash! On Saturday, August 11, you can run the 5K, 10K, or participate in the fun walk. Then enjoy the day with your family and friends at the World’s Fair site listening to live music and enjoying Knoxville’s best cooking teams grilling burgers for a good cause. The Butterfly Dash and Burger Bash will benefit the Pain and Palliative Care program at ETCH. The 10K starts at 8:15 am, 5K starts at 9 am, and 1-mile fun walk starts at 9:15 am along the grounds of World’s Fair Park. The Burger Bash runs from 11 am to 4 pm. This event is fun for the whole family! There will be live music all day by The Jaystorm Project, The Coveralls, and Soulfinger. There will be a lot of children’s activities for kids of all ages to participate in. Burger Bash tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 4-12, and free for children 3 and under. Admission allows you to sample three of Knoxville’s unique sliders and listen to live music. Cold beverages, including soft drinks, water, and beer, will be for sale. VIP Burger Bash tickets are available for $100 and include entry into festival and sampling privileges, complimentary beverages (beer and wine) inside VIP tent, air conditioning, and access to catered food.



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10:30 am – noon Fronted by Jaystorm – a Tennessee native and rising favorite Southern bluesy, funk, hip-hop son – his latest musical incarnation is “The Jaystorm Project.” The Jaystorm Project serves up a backing band and a booty-shakin’ style that accentuates his strong, but yet smooth delivery of slick witty lyrics and bluesy funk sound that is part Motown, part old school hip-hop, with an edge of rock that leaves you with total musical genius.

The Coveralls 12:20 – 2 pm

While The Coveralls have established themselves as full-tilt rock-and-roll heavies on the bar scene, their unique versatility and warm energy make them ideal for any party. Their sharp dress and natural ability to fit every party vibe have made them particularly successful at weddings. They have a special gift for “reading the room” and seem to know how to play just the right tunes at just the right time. Classic jazz standards, Motown hits, funk, rock & roll classics, and pop chart gems… they cover it all. With enough advance notice, The Coveralls can even learn special requests, be they special songs for father-daughter/couple’s first dances or simply old favorites. Too elaborate for a four-piece? They can DJ to fill in the gaps, making the entire occasion musically seamless, even when they aren’t playing.


2:20 – 4 pm They are the keepers of SOUL, those who bare the torch that brings the flame to a new generation to light the fires of FUNK. Soulfinger’s live shows often take on gigantic proportions, stretching deep into the night with a sweaty combo of funk and R&B classics and original songs. The eight-man band, led by singer Tim Spencer and horn player Pee Jay Alexander, shows that they can lay it down smooth. For more information, contact Christina Harrill at 865-541-8668 or email crharrill@etch.com.

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In the Footsteps of Sergeant York, A Feature Exhibition at the Museum of East Tennessee History, Extended Through August 26th


U E T O T H E over whelming response f rom t he public, t he Museum of East Tennessee History is extending the very popular exhibition, In the Footsteps of Sergeant York, through August 26th. If you haven’t experienced life in the trenches, now is your chance to see the traveling exhibition from the Museum of the American Military Experience, showcasing groundbreaking York research and allowing visitors to retrace the steps of one of America’s best-known military heroes. The exhibition will also be on display for the East Tennessee History Fair on Saturday, August 18, which will feature World War I Living History, a WWI vintage baseball game of Army vs. Navy at the historic Bill Meyer field, and tours of the old Knoxville High and “Doughboy” statue. About In the Footsteps of Sergeant York Between 2006 and 2009, an international team of historians, archeologists, and geographers traveled to the Western Front battlefields of World War I to rediscover and document where Fentress County-native Sergeant Alvin C. York made his heroic stand against overwhelming odds and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his courage under fire. Sergeant York is one of the most decorated and colorful soldiers of World War I. He was born of humble beginnings in Pall Mall as the third of 11 children and raised in a one-room log cabin. Nearly 100 years ago, on October 8, 1918, York displayed valor and courage worthy of a Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Croix de Guerre, the Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur, and later, a major motion picture, when he single-handedly killed 25 German soldiers and captured 132 more in a battle in the Argonne Forest in France. Until now, the movie Sergeant York, staring Gary Cooper, has provided the most compelling story of York. The exhibition, produced by the Museum of the American Military Experience, includes 18 exhibit panels, eight exhibit cases of artifacts, a documentary film, and a supporting interactive website. The East Tennessee 12


Historical Society augmented the exhibition with East Tennessee stories and artifacts. It includes a bible carried by Sgt. York during WWI and later carried by a friend’s son who had it with him in WWII and every day until he died at the age of 94, as well as examples of American and German gas masks, U.S. uniforms, medals, banners, firearms, and wartime souvenirs. One of the most compelling features of the exhibit is that visitors are invited to walk through a life-sized trench much like the ones American troops hunkered down in during the war. Museum visitors will develop a sense of York’s home life through a sampling of items from the York home, experience the sounds of war and machine gun fire, view clips from the famous movie portraying Sergeant York’s life, and take away a copy of his draft card, where he claims his exemption from the draft is that he “don’t want to fight.” About East Tennessee Historical Society Established in 1834, the East Tennessee Historical Society is widely acknowledged as one of the most active history organizations in the state and enjoys a national reputation for excellence in programming and education. For 184 years, the East Tennessee Historical Society has been helping East Tennesseans hold on to our unique heritage, recording the events, collecting the artifacts, and saving the stories that comprise the history we all share. The Museum of East Tennessee History is

open 9 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, and 1 to 5 pm, Sunday. Museum admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and FREE for children under 16. Each Sunday admission is FREE to all, and ETHS members always receive FREE admission. The museum is located in the East Tennessee History Center (601 South Gay Street in Knoxville). For more information about the exhibition, scheduling a school tour, or visiting the museum, call 865-2158824, email eths@eastTNhistory.org, or visit www.easttnhistory.org.

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HERE’S REALLY no better way to learn about a company than to speak with their customers. Recently Everything Knoxville had the opportunity to interview recent European Fine Hardwood Floors customer, Rebecca A. of Knoxville. EK: Describe the previous condition of your home’s hardwood floors. Rebecca: Our 10-year-old home includes two active children and three dogs. Our hardwood floors had several years of high traffic, were sun faded, and damaged with canine scratches, but water damage from a dishwasher leak made refinishing a necessity. Although I didn’t think a dustless refinishing option was within our budget, I contacted Valera, owner of European Fine Hardwood Floors, because of their reputation for quality and affordability. Much to my surprise, Valera’s bid was very competitive. EK: Aside from their competitive pricing, what was your major reason for selecting them? Rebecca: The major reason I choose them because it was a dust-free option. Valera was also very knowledgeable about hardwood flooring. His approach was more about his workmanship and details. He took great pride in his work and was extremely warm

and trusting. EK: Describe your experience, including your opinion of European Fine Hardwood Floors’ owners and husband and wife team, Valera and Svetlana Tomescu. Rebecca: Overall my opinion of European Floors was exactly as it was presented to me. My floors are gorgeous. In fact, my hardwood floors are better now than the first day I moved into our new home. European Fine Hardwood Floors offers a truly dust-free option. Valera arrived promptly daily for our agreed upon work schedule. He completed our project ahead of schedule and kept me informed of his progress throughout the entire process. He and Svetlana were a pleasure to interact with and took complete pride in making sure I was comfortable and happy with every aspect of the project. European Fine Hardwood Floors is what I would

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T’S SUMMERTIME, and temperatures are on the rise. Whether relaxing

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Panzanella Salad with Grapes and Radicchio Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Yield: Makes 6 servings

Ingredients: » 3 (1-inch thick) slices whole grain rustic bread » 3 (1-inch thick) slices of red onion » 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil » 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt » 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper » 3/4 cup red California grapes » 3/4 cup green California grapes » 1 cup roughly chopped radicchio » 1 cup large-dice English cucumber » 1/4 cup chopped pistachios » 2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled

Dressing » 2 tablespoons olive oil » 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar » 1 tablespoon orange juice » 1 teaspoon orange zest » 1 teaspoon honey » 1/2 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard » 2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon » 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley » 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt » 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions: In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, vinegar, juice, zest, honey, mustard, tarragon, parsley, salt, and pepper. Set aside. Heat grill or grill pan to medium-high. Using a brush, lightly coat the bread and onion slices with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Place the onion slices on the grill. Cover and cook until charred, about 4 minutes, then flip and cook, covered, for another 2-3 minutes. Set aside. Grill the bread for 3 minutes or until toasted. Flip and grill another minute. Set aside. Roughly chop the grilled onions and the bread into 1” square pieces. In a large bowl, combine the onions, bread, grapes, radicchio, cucumber, and pistachios. Add the salad dressing and gently toss to combine. Divide the salad into 6 equal servings and top each with goat cheese. Nutrition information per serving: Calories 283, Protein 7g, Carbohydrate 33g, Fat 15g (48% Calories from Fat), Saturated Fat 3.5g (11% Calories from Saturated Fat), Cholesterol 8mg, Sodium 387mg, Fiber 3g.



Grilled Flank Steak with Southwest Corn and Grape Salad Prep/marinade time: 25 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients: » 1 1/4 pounds trimmed flank steak » 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided » 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin » 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander » Freshly ground pepper to taste » 3/4 cup corn kernels, either freshly cut off the cob or thawed, frozen corn kernels » 1/2 avocado, diced » 3/4 cup red California grapes, halved » 1/2 cup green California grapes, halved » 1 tablespoon chopped shallot » 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil » 2 tablespoons lime juice » 1/2 teaspoon lime zest » 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (optional) Directions: Pat the steak dry. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 teaspoon salt, cumin, coriander, and freshly ground pepper. Rub the mixture onto both sides of the steak and let stand for 15 minutes. Place the steak on a medium-high grill and cook it for 5 minutes on one side without moving it. Flip the steak and cook for another 4-5 minutes for medium-rare or until desired doneness is achieved. Transfer the steak to a cutting board, cover loosely with aluminum foil, and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing. While the steak is resting, combine the corn, avocado, grapes, shallot, olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste; mix gently. Cut the steak diagonally across the grain into 1/4-inch thick slices. Arrange the steak slices on a serving platter or among four plates and top with corn and grape salad. Garnish with cilantro. Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 390, Protein 41g, Carbohydrate 17g, Fat 18g (42% Calories from Fat), Saturated Fat 6g (13% Calories from Saturated Fat), Cholesterol 110mg, Sodium 160mg, Fiber 3g.

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that the human brain has six centers, or zones, that form i n t h e e m b r yo n i c s t a g e of development that are responsible for maintaining your overall health through your central nervous system? And that the key to achieving optimum health relies on your body’s ability to maintain the proper balance of these centers? Your body is a sophisticated electronic miracle consisting of six brain centers, or zones, which represent a positive pole. Specific points in the spinal cord where the nerves come out represent your negative pole. Each zone regulates and influences your body’s overall health. All diseased conditions, aches and pains, and other discomforts experienced by the body can be attributed to one or more of the zones being out of balance. If you suffer from one of these conditions, your doctor will take the necessary steps to identify that zone or zones that are out of balance. Using a “Zone Technique,” your doctor will identify that specific center or zone that requires treatment. Once identified, stimulation of the troubled points along your spine send healing energy up the spinal cord to the brain to recreate the balance of this zone, which promotes healing and a proper functioning nervous system. Dr. Ryan Bell, founder of Bell Family Chiropractic in Knoxville, is one of two doctors in Tennessee, and the only doctor in Knoxville, who is trained and certified in the Zone Technique. If you are experiencing headaches, pain, indigestion, depression, insomnia, or other symptoms, you may be experiencing an imbalance in one or more of your body’s six zones, and a visit to Bell Family Chiropractic may be an important first step on your road to recovery. To learn more, call Dr. Ryan today at 865-383-7730 or visit them online at www.bellfamilychiro.com. Get into the Zone, and discover how you can achieve your optimum health through chiropractic care.

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Sculpt an All-New You CoolSculpting Event

August 21st • 11 am – 7 pm There will be a drawing for 1 free CoolSculpting Cycle (value $800, conditions apply), live demonstrations, complimentary consultations, and education about CoolSculpting.


HE FACE PLACE™ is an aesthetic prac-

tice that specializes in individual customized aesthetic treatment plans that offers each of their clients the improved appearance results they desire to achieve. Pamela Gott-Gavin, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with nine years of aesthetic experience. Pamela has earned a reputation for her keen aesthetic eye for sculpting not only the face, but also body sculpting as well. The Face Place™ is excited to announce the addition of the all-new, most technologically advanced CoolSculpting® system to safely eliminate stubborn body fat. This new CoolSculpting technology offers increased patient comfort, shorter treatment times, and increased tissue treatment areas. Since 2010, this FDA-cleared CoolSculpting technology has been used to complete more than four million procedures. The latest CoolSculpting technology can eliminate your stubborn body fat safely and effectively, without the need of surgery or downtime. This fat reduction treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate diet- and exercise-resistant fat. CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you’ll look and feel great from every angle. Freeze away fat? It comes down to science. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues. CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target your stubborn fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), and over time, through your body’s natural processes, they are eliminated, leaving a much more sculpted you. Together we can reshape your body! We will develop a customized CoolSculpting treatment plan that addresses your unique problem areas. You may desire additional sessions that may further enhance your personal results. Most importantly, your individualized treatment plan will be tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget. Just sit back, relax, and say goodbye to stubborn body fat. After we select the area(s) to be treated, the CoolSculpting device is positioned on your body, and controlled cooling is applied. During your procedure, you may choose to read, check email, or even take a nap. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so you can typically return to work and normal activities immediately. If you’re ready to say goodbye to your stubborn body fat and hello to a healthier, more sculpted you, then you are invited to set up your free, no-obligation consultation today.

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H AT D O you wear when the sweltering heat of August and September can be some of the most uncomfortable days we’ve experienced? Breathable, natural fibers of course! A perfect way of transitioning into the beautiful East Tennessee season of fall is to savor the moment… be comfortable and enjoy the touch and feel of cool, natural fibers against your skin. At The Lily Pad, you’ll find the largest selection of 100% cotton gauze in the entire Southeast. Many of you had previously been traveling to South Florida to purchase the Oh My Gauze! line from their parent store. Then, miraculously, we were able to introduce the line to East Tennessee… and, as they say, the rest is history! We n ow a re p ro u d t o be the number one d i s t ri bu to r i n t h e Southeast of this fabulous clothing line! The largest selection T h e r e s p o n s e in the southeast – from you has been available at The Lily tremendous! Oh My Gauze! is now a line Pad year-round! that has earned a yearround representation in our store. It’s perfect for cooler days by layering the pieces, ideal for travel since wrinkling is not a problem, and flattering to every figure type. Machine wash and dry, year-round wearability, endless possibilities of combining looks and layers, never goes out of style, great styling for petites through plus sizes, 18 colors to choose from - the list goes on and on why Oh My Gauze! has become such a popular line. If you have not yet experienced The Lily Pad or Oh My Gauze!, consider this your personal invitation to enjoy both - together! The Lily Pad Boutique 209 N. Main Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423.337.5537 www.sweetwaterlilypad.com Mon-Sat: 10am-5:30pm



KNOXVILLE CIVIC AUDITORIUM HREE DOG NIGHT is an American rock band that formed in 1967. The band

registered 21 Billboard Top 40 hits (with three hitting number one) between 1969 and 1975. It helped introduce mainstream audiences to the work of many songwriters, including Paul Williams (“An Old Fashioned Love Song”), Hoyt Axton (“Joy to the World”, “Never Been to Spain”), Laura Nyro (“Eli’s Comin’”), Harry Nilsson (“One”), and Randy Newman (“Mama Told Me Not to Come”).

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Join Us for Our 6th Annual

UT Fashion Show Luncheon August 27th at 11:30am

Enjoy a wonderful lunch featuring your favorite tailgate cuisine and the latest UT fashions at Sweetwater Flower Shop & Upstairs at The Mansion Restaurant

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Your Month for Fashion Transition & UT Fashion Show


IGH TEMPERATURES may 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 autumn home décor items and florals, but also in our women’s fashions and accessories, including jewelry, scarves, handbags, purses, and much more. 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. Also, 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 Annual UT Fashion Show and tailgate luncheon on Monday, August 27, at 11:30 am in Sweetwater Flower Shop’s very own in-boutique restaurant, Upstairs at The Mansion. This event always kicks off our UT football season, which begins on September 1 when UT plays West Virginia. Our special football menu will include all your favorite tailgate cuisine items, including pulled pork, slaw, homemade barbeque sauce, potato salad, pasta salad, mini cupcakes, and drinks – all for just $15 per person. This is a really fun event that sells out quickly, so make your reservations by calling 423-371-4100 as soon as possible to be guaranteed a seat. Call all your girlfriends and make this a “girl’s day out” event. You’ll be thrilled with all the fun food and latest styles in UT fashions that we have in store for you. 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 and enjoy the sumptuous menu items, elegant atmosphere, and great service. Also, ask about hosting your own private parties and our special events. Sweetwater Flower Shop 118 W. North Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423.337.6623



OW THAT NEARLY two-thirds of our summer vacation time has already past, our thoughts, which should come as no surprise, turn to enjoying our remaining vacation time to its fullest. Our remaining days are filled with plans to experience a whole host of summertime activities that we all love, including fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, and travel. Gallery on Main has a great selection of paintings, wood carvings, and other mediums created by local and regional artists that capture many of the summertime activities. If you treasure your summertime memories, why not let Gallery on Main help you select that perfect piece that will create a lifetime of memories for you and your loved ones? Items that would be just perfect include a fisherman gnome by Karen Stevens, a wooden carved Smokies black bear and a fisherman by Phil Pugh, a ceramic fishing boat by Charles Schwaner, and a bench and table by Fred Wallace.

UT Arboretum Society to Host Also, a special note to our readers and customers. The last couple of years have been a blessing to both my husband and myself. Your friendship, support, and words of encouragement have truly been a source of strength to us. But, as so often is the case as we age, we experience health challenges that are God’s gentle reminder that life is all too brief and precious. We have recently made the decision to move on to that next season of our lives, which sadly means that we will be selling Gallery on Main. If you or someone you know has any interest in continuing or furthering our efforts to promote our many local and regional artists, as well as the arts in historic downtown Sweetwater, we would greatly appreciate it if you would pass on our contact information to them. Those interested can contact me at 423-337-7400 Tuesday through Saturday. Once again, I would like to thank you for allowing us to bring so many talented artists to you through our consignment Gallery on Main in historic downtown Sweetwater.

Gallery on Main

109 Morris Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423.337.7400

Butterfly Festival


VERYONE INTERESTED in both butterflies and beautiful landscapes is invited to attend the Butterfly Festival hosted by the University of Tennessee Arboretum Society. The family-friendly event is scheduled for Saturday, August 4, from 10 am to 1 pm. This event will host various speakers and activities for adults and children. Monarch butterflies will be released at noon from the patio and yard outside the auditorium. Butterflies are available for

purchase at $10 each. You can claim your butterfly with your claim ticket at 11:45 am. The festival will host a wide variety of activities for children. Each activity requires a ticket to participate, and you can purchase tickets for $1. There will also be different food vendors, as well as artisans at the event. The UT Arboretum is located at 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge. A map to the arboretum can be found online at www. utarboretum.tennessee.edu.

For more information, call 865-483-3571. August 2018 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


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Bijou Jubilee 2018 Featuring

The SteelDrivers August 18 at 8 pm at the Bijou Theatre J

OIN US FOR the Bijou's biggest

fundraiser of the year! This year we welcome The SteelDrivers back to the U.S. Cellular Stage as the featured artist for our 10th annual Bijou Jubilee. Our Jubilee is an annual celebration of the spectacular, historic Bijou Theatre and serves as the primary fundraiser to support ongoing preservation and operations of this legendary venue. They say the only thing consistent about change is that it changes. Whether through design or destiny, that’s a precept The SteelDrivers know all too well. Throughout their career – one that encompasses four highly acclaimed albums and any number of awards and accolades – the band has demonstrated the ability to adapt to change with unwavering persistence. Theirs is a lingering legacy defined by quality and consistency. It’s one in which they’ve never stopped looking forward, successfully

marshalling their resources for wherever that trajectory takes them. Ultimately, it’s all about the music. Two ticket options are available for the annual fundraiser: Reserved general admission seating for $38 and VIP premier seating and pre-show party for $150. VIP tickets are limited and include a premium seat location and access to our pre-show party at 5:30 pm at the Bijou featuring heavy

hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and spirits, a silent auction, and live entertainment. All ticket holders will have a chance to participate in our live auction featuring signed instruments from artists who’ve played on the U.S. Cellular Stage at the Bijou Theatre. The live auction will take place immediate prior to The SteelDrivers’ performance. To p u r c h a s e t i c k e t s o r f o r m o r e information, visit www.knoxbijou.org.

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EXT MONTH will be 15 years

since the world lost the great Johnny Cash. Cash was brash, creative, and even bleeding edge in his approach to music and performing. If you have ever wondered: “What if he were young and alive today?” “What if he were writing and performing music today?” The answers to those questions just may be in the person of his eldest grandchild, Thomas Gabriel. It was because of Long Way Home and coordinating with his label, Cashtown Records, and his publicist team at Blue Moon Experience Group that I had the privilege of speaking with Thomas by phone at his Middle Tennessee home. Because his name isn’t yet a household name, Thomas gave me the Reader’s Digest version of his story. “I’m the oldest grandchild of Johnny Cash,” he said. “I’m originally from Ventura, California, and moved to the Nashville area when I was young. My mother was extremely young when she had me, so I spent a lot of time with my grandparents; I spent a lot of time on the road and in motels, hotels, buses, and planes - that sort of thing. I called it ‘The Fish Bowl’ growing up. We were in the bowl looking out to see all these faces every time we pulled into a new city. That’s where I started. “I got into music early on. In the early ‘90s, I was working on some projects and felt pretty good about it, actually. I had a pretty good EP together. I played it for my grandpa, and he said he liked what he heard, but because of that, he wanted me to have a backup plan - go



finish school or get a job or whatever - in case it falls through. He said, ‘I don’t want you to put everything into music quite yet. You’re too young.’ “I had just turned 21, and he said he wanted me to go to the police academy. So I went to the police academy. I was a police officer for just less than eight years. During that time, I always had addiction problems like my grandfather did. Same chemicals. Same type of addictions. Pills got involved, and that caused some series of events that led to me having to resign. Soon after I started building an arrest record that got to be pretty lengthy pretty quick. The next thing you know, I also did about seven-and-a-half years in prison. About the same amount of time that I was a police officer, I was in prison! “While I was in prison, I worked on music again. It was the first time in a while that I had a clear enough head to sit down and really start putting my time and efforts back into that. It’s a God thing that that happened. “When I got out, I immediately started working on the projects that I had started in prison. That was in 2013 when I got out, so it’s been about five years now. When I got out, I still had some chemical issues, but I went to a rehab facility. After I was clean a year, Brian Oxley, the executive producer of the album, called me up and said, ‘Hey, you’ve been clean a year. You’ve had time to get your stuff together. Are you ready to hit this fullforce?’ I said, ‘Yeah, let’s do it!’ So we’ve been doing it ever since.”

Thomas described his music. “I’ve tried to put a genre on what I do and what the music is. I’ve got a lot of influences. I’ve got country influence, obviously. I’ve got folk influence, obviously. Granddad didn’t even call himself a country artist. He called himself a folk artist. My album is a mix of rock with some Indie mixed in with some country mixed in with some – I don’t know. It’s just whatever I’m feelin’. “My big thing is, like I said, I want to get it all out. But also, because of my history and because of the things I’ve been through, the prison thing and the drug experiences and all that, I kinda see it as there are so many times that I should’ve been dead, that now it really is about what I can do for everybody else. If my album, my presence, my show, whatever helps a couple of people that are going through the same thing that I was stuck into for so long, that, right there, I think that God gave me that extra chance. If I didn’t do that, then I wouldn’t accomplish anything.” You can read the extended version of this interview at www.boomerocity.com and keep up with Thomas at www.ThomasGabriel.com. Randy’s first interview was at the tender age of 13 with none other than Col. Tom Parker. Thirty-six years later he founded the webzine, Boomerocity.com, and has conducted close to 200 interviews with some of the most interesting people in music.

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Call for Entries: Arts in the Airport Exhibition



of Greater Knoxville and the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) announce a call for entries for the 20th Arts in the Airport, a juried exhibition developed to allow regional artists to compete and display work in the most visited site in the area. Approximately 40-45 fine art works encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists will comprise the exhibition in the secured area behind McGhee Tyson Airport’s security gate checkpoint from October 25 through April 17, 2019. The deadline for entries to be received is Sunday, August 26. Prizes include at least $1,000 in cash awards. Artists may find more information and an entry form at www.knoxalliance. com/airport-entry. The call for entries is open to all artists 18 years and older residing in the 33 counties of East Tennessee. Each artist may submit up to five entries, which must be original works in the following categories: 2-D (painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, photography) and 3-D (sculpture of all media). The non-refundable entry fee is $30 for up to five works (free for Arts & Culture Alliance members) and includes a six-month membership in the Arts & Culture Alliance. About the Juror Jordan Ahlers is the owner and director of Momentum Gallery in Asheville, NC, one of the premier art galleries in the southern United States. With more than 20 years of experience in the field, Ahlers has worked with thousands of professional artists across the country. He is known for his success in helping to advance the careers of artists, placing them in private and corporate collections. He has curated hundreds of group and solo shows in a variety of media. Ahlers has collaborated with numerous museums to curate and facilitate traveling exhibitions. He has designed and implemented multiple gallery spaces with tremendous success. He has developed an eye for what is both interesting and marketable. Previously Ahlers worked at Blue Spiral 1, a large southeastern craft gallery from 1999-2017. As gallery director there, he earned a reputation for his knowledge, honesty, and thoughtful approach to the business of art. His newest venture, Momentum Gallery, opened in October 2017 and has already outgrown its space and plans to move into a new 15,000 square foot gallery later this year, making it the largest and most accessible fine art gallery in the region. Ahlers attended Kansas City Art Institute and then created a home in Asheville, where his family had resided for generations. He lives there with his wife and children and enjoys the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains in his free time. More information about the program, as well as images from previous exhibitions, can be found at www. knoxalliance.com/arts-in-the-airport. The current Arts in the Airport exhibition features the work of 29 artists in the East Tennessee region. 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.



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July. She now works alongside Executive Director, Mandie Beeler, in accomplishing the daily missions and coordinating volunteers in making a positive impact on the Greater Knoxville community. Along with working part-time at Random Acts of Flowers, Emma is a full-time student at the University of Tennessee, studying marketing and international business. Emma will graduate in May 2019, and she plans to continue working with Random Acts of Flowers. She is in the process of planning her wedding to her fiancé, Eli, and of course she will be donating her wedding flowers to RAF. Random Acts of Flowers improves the emotional health and well-being of individuals in healthcare facilities by delivering recycled flowers, encouragement, and personal moments of kindness.

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By the way, pine and poplar are not considered hardwoods; therefore, these woods aren’t used to make fine Amish-built furniture. When you come into Amish Excellence, bring photos and dimensions of your space. If you have favorite styles, we’d like to hear about those as well. Chances are that we can build exactly what you desire and help you determine what you want if you simply aren’t certain. Our team will help you create individual masterpieces that will become the center of attention in every room in your home. We’ll help you determine style, dimensions, wood species, stains, and finishes, as well as leather and fabric choices. Our furniture prices are competitive, often lower than big stores offering furniture that is of lesser quality and craftsmanship. Additionally, the choices available at Amish Excellence are limitless. When working with a limited budget, start with one piece and add to it whenever you like. For example, buy the bed and add a dresser in the next few months.

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August in the Garden BY LISA GRUGIN


probably ranks up there with February in the vote for least favorite month. It is hot and muggy, the weeds, bugs, and diseases have taken over your garden, and nobody wants to go outside. We are sometimes gifted with cooler temperatures or lovely mornings, however, so there are things that can be done in your yard. » Monitor ground moisture. Mother Nature has been very fickle with the rainfall. I can watch the radar and see this lovely band of rain headed our way, only to watch it split and go north and south of us. Err on the side of watering! Remember that sprinklers are for grass and flowers, not trees and shrubs. They simply cannot deliver an adequate amount of water. Trees and shrubs that have been planted in the last three years are especially vulnerable and will need hand watering any week that receives less than 1” of rainfall. » While you are watering, take a good look up, down, and all around. Look up to check tree canopies for broken, damaged, or stressed branches before they end up on

your house, car, or head! Look down for mole tunnels or vole holes. Look all around at plants to check for problems. » There are lots of bugs and lots of diseases out there. It will behoove you to keep an eye on your plants so that small problems don’t become insurmountable obstacles. Start with the least toxic products first, such as insecticidal soaps and horticultural oil. Some susceptible plants may require systemic products. As a side note, we are happy to help you diagnose a plant problem. Just snip off a piece of the problem area and bring it by in a plastic bag! I do encourage you to remember that not all bugs are bad bugs. Spiders may creep you out, but they do a wonderful job of getting rid of problem insects. The same is true for other creepy crawlies. Don’t get in a rush and kill the good guys! There is no such thing as a good fungus, so those will need to be treated. (Dog vomit fungus on your mulch is the exception. It doesn’t hurt anything.) Not only can those diseases wipe out your plants, but they can





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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. Enjoy live entertainment from Smooth Sailor and Nate Brown. Smooth Sailor charts a course for pure listening pleasure with timeless 70s and 80s “yacht rock” at its finest! Nate Brown offers the rhythms of Afro-Latin Jazz, Calypso, Steel Pan, and African percussion. Feast with the Beasts is for guests ages 21 and older, and guests must show a valid photo I.D. to enter the event. All proceeds directly benefit Zoo Knoxville.

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UT Gardens’ Plant of the Month: The Castor Bean BY AMY DISMUKES, UT/ TSU E X TENSION, WILLIAMSON COUNT Y


HE CASTOR BEAN, Ricinus communis, a member of the spurge (Euphorbianceae) family, grown both for its flowers and dramatic foliage, is indigenous to the southeastern Mediterranean, Eastern Africa, and India, but the plant can be grown throughout the United States as an ornamental annual. The name Ricinus is Latin for tick, for which the seed is so named due to its markings and shape. The common name castor oil is thought to come from its use as an alternative to castoreum, a perfume base derived from the dried glands of the beaver (castor in Latin). Another common name is palm of Christ, or Palma Christi, which speaks to the plant’s castor oil derivative and its reputed ability to heal wounds and cure ailments. Other common names include mole killer plant and castor oil plant. It is said that the plants were grown in English gardens, beginning around the 16th century, as well as in Egypt, where the oils were utilized as an alternative to lamp oil. In the United States, castor bean plants were grown to produce castor oil, which was used in making soaps, linoleum, nylon, paints, and electrical insulations. It was also used to make a military grade aircraft lubricant and was a popular medicine in the first half of the 20th century. Because the oil itself does not contain ricin, the poison naturally found in castor beans, it has also found its way into the cosmetic world as a benefit for both skin and hair. Today, when we think of castor bean, most of us think of moles, those annoying little guys responsible for tunneling around your backyard in search of food… probably because castor oil is the main component in many mole deterrent sprays. The effectiveness of these sprays is still up in the air. Castor bean can vary greatly in both its appearance and growth habits. Over time, breeders have increased this variability by selecting specific cultivars for leaf and flower color, as well as oil production, leading to its new found popularity with gardeners. With its rapid growth rate, some cultivars can reach the size of a small tree in a very short period of time. The giant castors, of course, can surpass those shorter varieties in both height and width. Dependent on the type of castor you choose to grow, its enormous, glossy palmate leaves can range between anywhere from 6 to 30 inches across, resembling a star, with anywhere from five to 12 deep, coarsely serrated lobes. Each leaf is attached by a slender, long petiole, arranged alternately up the main stalk. In some varieties, the leaves start off a dark, reddish purple, bronze, or green, gradually changing to a darker tone as they mature,



whereas other varieties offer green leaves from the start. The stems and alien-like, spiny seed pods also vary in color and are often prettier than the actual blooms. The male flowers are yellowish-green with creamy white stamens, whereas the female flowers hide within the spiny seed pods, have red stigmas, and are produced in lower numbers than the male. Each fruit is a spiny capsule containing large, bean-like seeds decorated with a brownish mottling pattern. The seed has a small wart-like appendage called a caruncle, which promotes myrmecochory – the dispersal of seed by ants. If you’d like to incorporate castor bean plants into your landscape, sow the seeds in a site with direct sun and deep, rich soil. Alternatively, you may start them early, inside, to get a jump on the growing season, transplanting young plants to a sunny location when the weather is adequate and the possibility of freeze has passed. Make sure to protect the plants from winds that could harm the large, glossy leaves. Castor bean plants love water, so make sure they receive an adequate amount of irrigation should drought be a concern at any time. The biggest drawback of castor bean is its lack of cold hardiness. As the year goes by and the temperatures begin to drop, you’ll notice your castor bean seems to disappear along with the long daylight hours. You can bring your baby back to life by saving its seeds. Its

seed is the castor bean, which, despite its name, is not a true bean. Using rubber gloves, carefully cut the seed stalk (previous bloom) out, allow the seed pods to dry in a cool, dark, and dry room, and crack and remove the seeds carefully. You may store the seeds in a paper envelope, labeled, inside your refrigerator or wherever you store “saved seeds.” If you want to take a peek before you jump all in, Ricinus communis var. New Zealand Black and Ricinus communis var. Carmencita Red are both grown at the UT Gardens, Knoxville. Ricinus communis var. gibsonii – my favorite – makes an annual debut in UT Gardens, Jackson. All in all, castor bean is a star – literally! Don’t let the “poisonous” label scare you, as it would take a deliberate act to utilize it as a poison. Unintentional exposure is highly unlikely, except through the ingestion of the beans. So don’t eat the beans! The UT Gardens include 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 www.ag.tennessee.edu/utg. Photo by A. Dismukes, courtesy UTIA

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Kitchen Renovation vs. Kitchen Upgrades


OU PROBABLY SPEND a lot of your time in your kitchen. Whether you’re cooking, eating, or gathering with loved ones, it truly is the center of your home. As such, you want your space to be inviting, functional, and aesthetically pleasing. If you’ve been thinking about updating your kitchen, you have two options: Renovate or upgrade. Understanding what’s involved with both options can help you make a better decision. A complete renovation involves planning, resources, a large budget, and time. If you’d like to gut out the space, take down walls, move plumbing, and add windows, you’ll need to hire a professional contractor and kitchen designer. You’ll need to take the time to pick out the cabinets, fixtures, lighting, flooring, and more. You’ll also need to make arrangements for functioning without a kitchen for awhile, as you won’t be able to continue to use it during the renovation. Depending on your needs, a renovation may be a worthwhile investment, especially if you’re planning to be in your home for the next 10 years or more. If you have the financial resources and the time to renovate, it will certainly add value to your home. If you don’t have the budget or the need for a complete overhaul, consider doing some upgrades instead. By upgrading your kitchen, you can enjoy the benefits of a new kitchen without the headache and hefty price tag. First, take stock of what is currently working for you and what is not. Are your cabinets outdated? Do your appliances need to be replaced? Will a new coat of paint give it a facelift? Refinished cabinets and new countertops can make a drab kitchen come to life. Simple solutions like pull-out shelving for your pots and pans or under the sink for your cleaning supplies can make a big impact on the functionality of your space. New lighting can brighten up your kitchen and update the overall look. Determine what small changes will make your space better. The benefit to upgrading is you can do a little at a time, as your budget allows. You can also continue to use your space as you upgrade. Whether you choose to renovate or upgrade, a refreshed space is sure to bring joy to your home. Take some time to review the pros and cons to both so you can make an informed decision. Happy planning!

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Kids’ Closets That Make the Grade B ACK TO SCHOOL: Three words

A mudroom with a place to sit and store everyday personal items helps the entire family to be organized

that mean summer is unofficially over with a new routine for you and your children. It’s a time of change and a time to get organized. From stuffed animals to stuff under the bed, no room needs closet organization more than your kid’s room. More often than not, kids are messy because their closet isn’t designed for their needs. And remember parents, a well-organized area gets students off to a quicker start in the morning. Whether you have a pre-schooler or high schooler, Tailored Living of Knoxville’s whole home organization specialists will design a space to grow with your child and their changing needs by using closet rods and shelves that are adjustable. Rods are first hung at child-friendly levels. Sections can be adjusted as a child grows, changing over to double hanging for longer clothes or adding more shelves for folded items. Additional features can be added to maximize your child’s storage space. They include: » Sturdy pull-out drawers, bins, and hampers to make it easy to find items and put them away » Racks for shoes, belts, scarves, and other clothing helps keep everything in its place » Adjustable shelving makes it easy to accommodate the larger items your child will have as time goes by » Bins for easy toy organization Another area of the home that will help keep order for the entire family is an organized entryway or mudroom. It’s your family’s launch pad

in the morning and landing pad in the evening. A Tailored Living designer can create user-friendly spaces for items such as shoes, backpacks, lunch bags, keys, and coats - any out-the-door essentials. The design can also include a mirror for a final look before heading out the door. With a wide array of finishes to choose from, the entryway storage will match any décor. From a closet to the family mudroom or the garage to a home office, Tailored Living of Knoxville can help organize every room in the home. Tailored Living is known for its innovative and affordable in-home storage solutions. With high-quality materials, a custom design starts with an in-home consultation with a space-planning expert who listens, offers experienced advice, and discusses solutions to your needs that meet your budget. Then, using their proprietary 3D software, Tailored Living designs each space while at your home. You’ll see the finished project before it begins! This school year get ready with home storage solutions that make the grade.

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Iconic Airplane Filling Station Restoration Completed




C l i n t o n H i g hw a y n o r t h o f Knoxville to the Powell community has likely noticed a most unusual piece of roadside architecture: A former gas station built to resemble an airplane. The station was opened in 1931 and was built by Elmer and Henry Nickle along what was then one of the main routes into the city. The building resembles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis and was designed to attract customers during the early age of auto travel. The station later fell into disrepair but has recently been fully restored by the Airplane Filling Station Preservation Association (AFSPA), a local non-profit community group. Today it is recognized as one of the finest surviving examples of roadside architecture in the southeastern United States. On July 12, 2018, the Tennessee Historical Commission (THC) recognized Knoxville’s Airplane Filling Station as a significant piece of Tennessee History. In commemoration of this fact, the THC unveiled a roadside marker denoting the station and its history. The unveiling will be a culmination and celebration of this restoration process and an opportunity to recognize the history of the building and the donors and supporters who have played an important role in preserving this important community landmark. Donations to save the building came from many sources, including the National Park





Service and Tennessee Historical Commission, which holds a preservation easement on the structure, the Clayton Foundation, and many private donors. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Airplane Filling Station has been featured on the “Heartland Series” with Bill

Landry and the “Tennessee Traveler” with Alan Williams. The plane was a fully functioning gas station until the late 1960s. Different businesses followed the gas station, including a liquor store, produce stand, bait-and-tackle shop, and used car lot. Today it is home to a thriving barber shop.

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ORCMA’s 74th Season is Distinctly Oak Ridge T

HE OAK RIDGE Civic Music

Association has announced its 74th concert season – Distinctly Oak Ridge – with concerts beginning in August and culminating in April 2019. Audience members will experience jazz, klezmer, Americana, film, Broadway, folk, and classical music, highlighted by the trumpet, oboe, cello, organ, violin, and voice. The season opens on Sunday, August 26, at 3 pm with the Free Family Concert “What’s Up at the Symphony,” featuring music from Looney Tunes and the dazzling sister-andbrother violin duo of Lydia and Garren Anderson, winners of the 2018 Youth Aliyah Concert sponsored by Oak Ridge Hadassah. “The Free Family Concert is a wonderful opportunity for families and children to experience the world of a symphony orchestra,” said Dan Allcott, Music Director. “We’ll play fun music that will make you laugh out loud, and you will be star struck by the youth talent featured on stage and in the lobby. An instrument petting zoo caps off the joy of music making.” Back by popular demand, the Tesla String Quartet and Thomas Gallant collaborate in music for strings and oboe to open the Oak Ridge Chamber Music Series on Sunday, September 23, at 3 pm at Pollard Auditorium. “There is no shortage of exceptional chamber musicians eager to perform in Oak Ridge,” said Bill Schwenterly, Chamber Music Series Chairperson. “Our audience will also hear performances by the Cumberland Piano Trio, the Kosower & Oh Cello & Piano Duo, and Big Galut(e) Klezmer Ensemble.” The Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra & Chorus subscription series opens on Saturday, September 29, at 7:30 pm in a concert featuring a wide variety of music representing America. Jaclyn Johnson, Chorus Director, will lead the ensemble in music by Randall Thompson set to poetry by Robert Frost. “The entire concert is one that audience members of all ages can connect to,” said Johnson. ORCMA is a proud participant in the Penny4Arts programming that enables all youth 18 and under to attend any ORCMA concert for free during the 2018–2019 season. Additionally, each concert will have an element of interest to youth. “Maestro Allcott has curated a season that meets our mission on many levels, and the residency presented by Mark Kosower, Principal Cellist of The Cleveland Orchestra, provides a wonderful offering for the 54


Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra & Chorus with Dan Allcott, Music Director community at large and in particular for students,” said Lisa Muci Eckhoff, Executive Director. Kosower will lead a Free Masterclass for ORSO cellists and their students, area music teachers and their students, and anyone interested in learning more about music through the classical cello repertoire. Kosower will be joined by his wife, JeeWon Oh, on the Chamber Music Series and will close his residency with a performance of two cello concertos with the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra. All concerts are free for youth 18 and under, and adults attending the masterclass will receive discounted pricing for the residency concerts. The Oak Ridge Chorus will be featured in two chorus-only concerts – “Music for Royalty,” showcasing the organ at First United Methodist Church of Oak Ridge, and “Bach to Broadway,” which will offer concert-goers an opportunity to mix and m i n g l e w h i l e e n j oying light hors d’oeuvres and bidding on silent auction items to support ORCMA’s mission to serve the Oak Ridge community with quality music, music education, and music performance opportunities. In March, the ORSO & Chorus join forces for the Tennessee premier of Symphony: This Will Be Our Reply, composed by Lucas Richman after Leonard Bernstein’s speech “An Artist’s Response to Violence.” Beethoven’s magnificent Symphony #3 Eroica is also on the program. Rounding out the subscription series, the Oak Ridge Symphony strings will perform a rousing finale entitled Chamber Delights & Dances with Concertmaster Karen Kartal and Principal

Oboist Ayca Yayman in the spotlight. Susan Shor, Chairperson of the Free Coffee Concert Series, anticipates another year of outstanding performances by locally based musicians. “Visit the ORCMA website, sign up for the ORCMA eNewsletter, and watch for flyers around town advertising these fabulous programs,” said Shor. The Oak Ridge Civic Music Association receives generous support from the Tennessee Arts Commission, University of TennesseeBattelle and the Oak Ridge National Lab, and WUOT FM 91.9. More information is available at www.ORCMA.org. Subscriptions may be purchased by calling or emailing the office at 865-483-5569 or office@orcma.org. Individual tickets may be purchased online, via telephone, or at the door.

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Avoiding Separation Anxiety A UGUST IS A MONTH of change

with kids going back to school, family vacations coming to an end, and fewer out-of-door activities being planned. Everything changes for our family pets, too. Dogs are pack animals, creatures of habit, and they like having family members at home during the summer months. But changes in the family schedule can be upsetting for a dog, resulting in anxiety, including: » Separation anxiety: This can result when your dog no longer has the kids to play with during the day. Start early in preparing your dog for this change. At least a week before the kids go back to school, begin to separate the dog from the rest of the family by leaving the dog for very short periods of time (15 minutes) then gradually increasing the length of time. The dog has been the center of attention during the summer, romping and playing with the kids; this routine needs to change before school starts. Provide your dog with toys and allow them to begin having more time playing by him/herself. Each time you leave the home begin ignoring the dog at least 10 minutes before your actual departure.

» Boredom: Dogs sleep much of the day, but when they wake up, they want something to do. Provide interactive toys, such as peanut butter filled Kongs, Buster Cube, or a Roll a Treat ball. » Holding bladder too long: It is not reasonable to expect a dog to routinely “hold it” for much longer than eight hours maximum and for young dogs, not longer than two to four hours. Don’t leave your dog for an unreasonable amount of time. Here’s another suggestion. Consider “doggy day care.” Ms. C’s Bed & Biscuits offers day camp from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Dogs love to dig, play, and romp, and Ms. C’s provides a fun, safe, calming environment when family members need to be away for several hours during the day. To learn more or for reservations, call 865-986-6325.



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Dog Daze II: A 3-Day Festival of Fun, Food, Shopping, and Competition


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Farragut have teamed up with Smoky Mountain Dock Dogs and Ricki’s Pet Depot to once again bring a nationally sanctioned regional canine aquatics competition of DockDogs International. The festivities will take place in the Village Green Shopping Center parking lot, just south of Stein Mart and the new Planet Fitness, on August 17-19. “We had more than 45 dogs of every breed imaginable, totaling 258 entries into each of the various competitions last year,” said Steve Krempasky, Shop Farragut organizer. “These pets represented entries from six different states!” DockDogs was established in 2000; its first event was at the ESPN 2000 Great Outdoor Games competition. This competition will attract dog owners from across the Southeast. Last year there were more than 30 competitors and more than 2500 visitors at the first-time Farragut event. Registrants will be able to gain qualifying points towards attendance at the World Championships, which coincidently will be held once again in Knoxville at the Civic Center October 13-19. If you have never witnessed this, expect the unexpected!

The festivities will start on Friday evening with a local dog “Pooch Plunge!” Local dog owners will have the opportunity to have their puppy try a Dock-Dive! K9 Pet Services of East Tennessee has underwritten The Plunge activity, which will allow non-competitors to try the DockDog experience free of charge. Between 4 and 7 pm, members of the Smoky Mountain DockDogs Club will assist area pet lovers with their introduction to the sport. “Last year our club helped 33 local pet owners try a Dock Dive,” said Trent Steele, Smoky Mountain Dockdogs President. “I believe that is a new benchmark for this type of event.” If anyone is interested in entering their dog (all breeds accepted) in the actual competition,

they can email dd_admin@dockdogs.com, call 330-241-4975, or visit www.dockdogs.com/ eventscal/dog-daze-at-village-green. Actual competitions will commence on Saturday at 11 am. The final rounds of competition and award presentations will take place Sunday afternoon. Between qualifying rounds, spectators can shop the Village Green shopping center, visit the many merchant booths on-site, mingle with pet food suppliers, plus get food and drinks at the beer garden while visiting many pet related vendor booths and displays. There is NO admission to attend this exciting event. For more information, visit www.dockdogs.com. August 2018 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


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5th Annual Knox

Asian Festival August 26 • 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 www.knoxasianfestival.com.



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Tennessee Theatre Invites Community to Celebrate “90 Days for 90 Years” THE


turns 90 years old on October 1, and to commemorate the milestone, the Official State Theatre of Tennessee is celebrating over a period of 90 days. From September 29 through December 31, the public is invited to attend and engage with the theatre through special anniversary events, giveaways, free tours and open houses, and a curated social media campaign that will include historical photos, fun facts, and more. Noted anniversary events include the Tennessee Theatre 90th Anniversary Gala on September 30 featuring bluegrass/Americana musician Alison Krauss, the most-awarded singer in Grammy history, and a prohibitionera cocktail party on September 29. Tickets for both events are on sale now. “As we recognize 90 years of Tennessee Theatre history, we’re celebrating the memories and beloved experiences of millions of patrons, movie-goers, concert attendees, donors, and friends,” said Becky Hancock, Tennessee Theatre Executive Director. “The theatre experience truly is a community experience. That’s why we’re extending the 90th anniversary celebration over 90 days, sharing unique experiences, free activities, and fun information for everyone.” Anniversary weekend events kicking off the “90 Days for 90 Years” celebration include: » S a t u r d a y, S e p t e m b e r 2 9 : Pa r t y Prohibition-style with a nod to the Roaring Twenties, when the Tennessee Theatre first opened. The 90-Year Speakeasy event includes dancing, themed cocktails, and more surprises at the majestic downtown theatre. Tickets are $90 plus service fees. » Sunday, September 30: Beloved bluegrass musician Alison Krauss returns to the Knoxville stage for the Tennessee Theatre 90th Anniversary Gala. In addition to recognizing the theatre’s past 90 years, the event will raise funds for the non-profit’s ongoing preservation and free community events. VIP tickets, which include prime seating, reception, and silent auction, are $250. Concert tickets are $85 and $65 plus service fees. » Monday, October 1: Mighty Musical Monday, the Tennessee Theatre’s free monthly daytime event featuring Mighty Wurlitzer organ performances, coincides with the theatre’s actual 90th anniversary date. In addition to celebrating the theatre’s opening in 1928, this very special Mighty Musical Monday also will honor Dr. Bill Snyder as he retires as the theatre’s House Organist, a position he has held since 1979. Doors open at 11:30 am, and the event starts at noon. Brown bag lunches and snacks will 58


be available for purchase, or guests may bring their own lunch. » Monday, October 1: The evening will feature a lineup of on-screen entertainment typical of the Tennessee Theatre’s early years as a movie palace. Patrons will enjoy a vintage cartoon, timely newsreel, comedy short, Mighty Wurlitzer organ performance, and screening of a vintage film from the 1920s. The program begins at 7 pm and admission is free, but patrons are welcome to bring 60 cents as a symbolic purchase of a 1928 opening-day ticket. “Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more announcements, as we have many fun things planned to celebrate this incredible milestone,” said Hancock. “We are fortunate to have a community that has supported us all these years, and we look forward to seeing everyone at the Tennessee Theatre during ‘90 Days for 90 Years!’” The Tennessee Theatre officially opened as a movie palace on October 1, 1928, showing “The Fleet’s In” starring Clara Bow. Nearly 10,000 people attended, and guests also enjoyed a newsreel and musical performances, including the Mighty Wurlitzer organ. Throughout the next 90 years, the Tennessee Theatre changed and evolved, struggled and flourished, and after undergoing a nearly $30 million renovation, officially reopened January 14, 2005, as a dazzling entertainment palace with 21st century

technical amenities and a fully restored decorative interior. Shortly following the renovation and reopening, Krauss and her talented band, Union Station, performed as part of the theatre’s first subscription series, selling out two shows on the Tennessee Theatre stage. The 90-year history of the Tennessee Theatre is rich with stories of performers, patrons, parties, poignant events, and pop culture. Theatre staff have been gathering firsthand accounts of these memories from the public and key individuals, capturing and preserving the oral history and impact of the Official State Theatre of Tennessee in Knoxville and beyond. Those stories will be shared in person, on social media, and in other ways throughout the anniversary celebration and beyond. More activities, tours, stories, and surprises will be shared throughout the “90 Days for 90 Years” celebration, and a full list of events is available at www.tennesseetheatre. com/90years. Follow the Tennessee Theatre on social media for regular updates, using #90daysfor90years: @tntheatre on Twitter, Tennessee Theatre on Facebook, @tntheatre on Instagram, and tennesseetheatre on Spotify. For ticketed events and performances, purchase tickets online at www.tennesseetheatre. com, call the box office at 865-684-1200, or visit the box office on Clinch Avenue during regular business hours.



August 2 : Market Square Farmers’ Market featuring products made or grown in East Tennessee. Wednesdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, from 11 am to 2 pm and Saturdays, August 4, 11, 18 & 25, from 9 am to 2 pm. August 2: Shakespeare on the Square: Henry IV, Part One in Market Square at 7 pm. Also on August 4, 10 & 12. August 3: First Friday on Market Square, Gay Street, The Old City, and Downtown North beginning at 5 pm.

August 3: Shakespeare on the Square: Cymbeline in Market Square at 7 pm. Also on August 5, 9 & 11. August 3: ABBA The Concert: A Tribute to ABBA at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm. August 6: Mighty Musical Monday with Rare Aire at the Tennessee Theatre at noon. August 7: Concerts on the Square: Jazz Tuesdays in Market Square from 8 to 10 pm. Every Tuesday through August 28. August 8 : Beck Cultural Exchange Center’s fourth annual Eighth of August Jubilee at the Tennessee Theatre at 6:30 pm.

August 8: Amanda Shires with Cory Branan at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

August 14: The Beatles vs. Elvis at the Bijou Theatre at 7:30 pm.

August 9: Music Feeds Concert Series: Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters at the Tennessee Amphitheater at 5:30 pm.

August 18: Fun with Farragut’s Fleet at Mayor Bob Leonard Park from 9 to 11 am.

August 10 & 12: Summer Movie Magic: When Harry Met Sally at the Tennessee Theatre. August 10 at 8 pm and August 12 at 2 pm. August 11: East Tennessee Butterfly Dash and Burger Bash at the World’s Fair Park Festival Lawn from 6 am to 4 pm. August 11: Impractical Jokers “The Cranjis McBasketball World Tour” starring The Tenderloins at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 5 and 7:30 pm. August 11: Music Feeds Concert Series: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the Tennessee Amphitheater at 5:30 pm. August 11: Feast with the Beasts at the Knoxville Zoo from 7 to 10:30 pm. August 13: 6th Annual East Tennessee Kidney Foundation Championship Vols for Kidneys Golf Classic at Cherokee Country Club at 11 am.

August 18: Bijou Jubilee 2018 featuring The SteelDrivers at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. August 18 & 19: Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium. August 18 at 10 am and 2 pm and August 19 at 2 pm. August 19: Honoring Our Veterans Exhibit at the Farragut Museum from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. August 19 : Umphrey’s McGee at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm. August 24 & 26: Summer Movie Magic: Mrs. Doubtfire at the Tennessee Theatre. August 24 at 8 pm and August 26 at 2 pm. August 25 : 8th Annual Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival at Ijams Nature Center from 8 am to 2 pm. August 26: 5th Annual Knox Asian Festival in Market Square from 11 am to 6 pm.

99th Annual Tennessee Valley Fair September 7-16 at Chilhowee Park


is a non-profit organization dedicated to showcasing East Tennessee heritage, agriculture, and the arts. Highlighting the very best of our region has been our focus for nearly 100 years, and we are proud to be one of Knoxville’s largest and longest running events. In 2018, the Tennessee Valley Fair will be celebrating its 99th year. Closing out on a century of fair fun, the Tennessee Valley Fair always offers something for everyone, including educational exhibits, livestock shows, thrilling rides, exciting concerts, and, of course, deliciously fun fair food. With nearly 100 food stands on-site, the fair offers a great selection of delectable deep-fried favorites. From funnel cakes and corn dogs to turkey legs and cotton candy, there’s plenty of deliciousness to devour at this year’s fair! New this year: Cotton Candy Classic 5k! Our First Annual 5k Run and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk benefiting the Tennessee Valley Fair Foundation and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. The race will begin at 8 am and will start and end inside the fairgrounds. Register online at www.tnvalleyfair.org. In the Wade Shows Midway, there are more than 50 fantastic rides and attractions. Unlimited Ride Wristbands (good for one day of unlimited rides) are available for purchase online before the fair begins or on the fairgrounds from September 7-16. Rick Springfield will kick off the concerts at the fair this year. The concert lineup is as follows: » September 7: Rick Springfield at 8 pm – Reserved seats $10-$20 » September 8: Chris Blue at 8 pm– Reserved seats $15 » September 9: Joe Diffie at 8 pm – Reserved seats $10 » September 10: Tenth Avenue North at 7 pm – Reserved seats $10 » September 11: Craig Campbell at 8 pm – Reserved seats $10 » September 12: 38 Special at 8 pm – Reserved seats $10-$15 » September 13: Scotty McCreery at 8 pm – Reserved seats $10-$20

» September 14: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony at 8 pm – Reserved seats $15 » September 15: Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience at 8 pm – Reserved seats $5 » September 16: The Charlie Daniels Band at 8 pm – Reserved seats $15-$25 Please note that you must have a fair admission ticket to attend the concerts. The prices listed above are for reserved seats close to the stage. Free general admission seats are available with your paid fair admission to some concerts (Chris Blue, Joe Diffie, Tenth Avenue North, Craig Campbell, and Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience) on a first come, first served basis. To purchase tickets, call 865-215-1482 or visit www. tnvalleyfair.org. Fair admission is $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens 65 and older, $8 for children 6-11, and free for children 5 and under. Get your tickets before September 7 and save: Tickets only cost $8 for adults and $6 for children 6-11. You can also purchase a three-day admission ticket (good for one person only for any three days) for $20. Parking is $10 per car. Opening day special - $1 admission! In celebration of the 99th year, fairgoers can enter the fairgrounds on Friday, September 7, for only $1 for the first 99 minutes. Discount begins at 3:00 pm and ends promptly at 4:39 pm. Indulge in some “Fair Fun for Everyone” at this year’s 99th annual Tennessee Valley Fair! About the Tennessee Valley Fair The Tennessee Valley Fair is a non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization and one of the state’s largest multiday events, attracting 150,000 attendees each year. Known for its innovative exhibits, livestock shows, concert series, action sports, exciting rides, and variety of unique foods, the Tennessee Valley Fair offers great entertainment for the entire family. For more information, call 865-215-1471 or visit www. tnvalleyfair.org. August 2018 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE



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HATTANOOGA is continuously

evolving and growing, so you’ll always find new events, music venues, attractions, hotels, and restaurants popping up all over the city. Whether you’ve been here before or you’re planning your first trip, it’s never been a more exciting time to visit Chattanooga!


Songbirds opens with rare and vintage pieces Songbirds offers a unique rock & roll experience with an unparalleled permanent and rotating collection of more than 500 rare vintage instruments. Each display features instruments that made the music, as well as the stories and artists that brought them to life. The main exhibits are self-guided and the All Access Tours include a guided tour through the main exhibits and access to the Green Room and the Vault, where some of the most exclusive guitars in the world are displayed (require advance registration). The museum also offers regular live music, educational workshops, and can be booked for special events. New music venue, The Signal, opens on Chattanooga’s Southside The Signal is Chattanooga’s newest live music venue located on Chattanooga’s vibrant Southside. The 1,300-capacity industrial-chic warehouse is fit for live music, receptions, fundraisers, corporate events, video shoots, trade shows, and conferences. Operated by 62


Ruby Falls

Marathon Music Works out of Nashville, TN, The Signal will play host to all genres of music with artists like Gramatik, Corey Smith, X Ambassadors, and more. Recent revitalization has filled The Southside with the art, culture, cuisine, and entertainment that have come to define the Chattanooga area. Southeastern Adventure Tours brings fun to the Tennessee River Southeastern Adventure Tours is an educational company devoted to giving

Riverfront Photos courtesy of the Chattanooga Convention & Visitors Bureau

everyone access to the adventures found in the great outdoors. Professional tours include a three hour raft float through the Grand Canyon of the Tennessee River. Summer day camps, nature walks, and mineral hunts, as well as gold prospecting day hunts, are also available. After a day of lively, educational, entertaining adventure, each safari will end with a question/answer period with all participants. Each adventure is filmed, offering guests the opportunity to purchase video of their individual safari.

Lemur Forest Exhibit opens at the Tennessee Aquarium Red-ruffed and Ring-tailed Lemurs are playing in their lush rainforest setting under the Aquarium’s glass peaks on the top floor of the Ocean Journey building. Found only on the island of Madagascar, these captivating creatures are one of the most endangered groups of mammals on the planet. The exhibit provides an opportunity to better understand their story of survival and what’s being done to save them from extinction. Additional upgrades on this floor include renovations of the Stingray Bay touch tank and a dramatic new wall of tropical plants featuring Orchids and Nepenthes (pitcher plants), from the ceiling to the floor, and water gently cascading into a small, plant-filled pool.

Songbirds Guitar Museum

Songbirds adds Songbirds North and South Stages Just one year after opening, Songbirds has expanded into the downstairs section of the Chattanooga Choo Choo complex, formerly the Revelry Room. The 14,000 square-foot addition will host a variety of different artists and performers that will provide a unique experience for live music enthusiasts on Chattanooga’s Southside. The recently renovated space features a new sound system and an atmosphere that ties into the collection of rare, vintage guitars and fretted instruments that can be found upstairs. Songbirds’s North Stage, located upstairs, currently accommodates 200 seated visitors, and the new South Stage downstairs has standing room for up to 500 guests. Station Street opens as Chattanooga’s newest entertainment destination Station Street, formerly a low-traffic alleyway along the side of the Chattanooga Choo Choo, is now pedestrian-friendly with an entertainment focus. The paved and landscaped street offers patio access to a broad range of entertainment options, including Songbirds, The Comedy Catch, Terminal Brewhouse, STIR, Backstage Bar, Hush, Frothy Monkey, Regan’s Place, and more in the works. The street is now used as an outdoor festival space and recently became the 11th street nationwide to allow on-street consumption of alcohol (only from businesses adjacent to the street). The North end of the street connects to businesses along Market Street, including Blue Orleans, Tennessee Stillhouse, and the Hot Chocolatier. The South end includes The Crash Pad, Flying Squirrel, Alleia, Main Street Meats, and additional businesses along Main Street.

Tennessee Aquarium

Tennessee Aquarium opens new exhibit featuring holographic technology From virtual reality immersive learning, the region’s first IMAX with laser projection system, to the only tweeting electric eel in the world, the Tennessee Aquarium continues to be a leader with technology. The new exhibit – Tiny, But Mighty Important – features never-seen-before holographic technology focusing on the role humans play in water quality and the importance of animals such as shiners, darters, and minnows. Guests can watch a short presentation appearing to float in mid-air that illustrates the devastating impact that silt and erosion can have on freshwater ecosystems. By telling the story of freshwater life in such a novel fashion, the exhibit will effectively show guests that even small species can be hugely important. Miller Park undergoing $8.5 million renovation Miller Park, located in downtown’s Innovation District, will undergo major renovations that include elevating the park to street level, a larger open lawn, amphitheater with stage for entertainment, climbable rock outcropping, shaded area, more trees, garden walk, and an enclosed pavilion with restrooms, warming pantry for food, and a moveable glass partition. Additional $5 million improvements to the area around Miller Park include connecting Miller Plaza, adding trees to the median on MLK Blvd., making the area more pedestrian friendly, redesigning traffic and pedestrian flow on Patten Parkway, and more.

Ruby Falls investing $20 million on expansion The multi-year, multi-phase expansion will enhance the visitor experience. Phase I and II highlights include modernizing the historic attraction, adding an outdoor observation area where guests can relax and enjoy spectacular views, new entrance lobby, improved ticketing experience, expanded retail, renovated and expanded restrooms and office space, and additional parking. Ruby Falls is home to America’s deepest commercial cave and tallest underground waterfall open for public viewing, featuring a 145-foot waterfall located 1,120 feet beneath the surface of Lookout Mountain.


Moon River Music Festival moves to Chattanooga in 2018 Founded in 2014 by musician Drew Holcomb, the annual Moon River Music Festival is an exciting, family-friendly, two-day event highlighting the music and culture of Tennessee. Originally taking place in Holcomb’s hometown of Memphis, Moon River has grown into an important and beloved institution in the Tennessee community. Now in its fourth year, Moon River will continue its celebrated tradition of bringing specially curated music lineups and community-focused experiences in its new location at Coolidge Park and will feature 20-22 national acts, two stages, local food vendors, and more. The 2018 line-up is The Avett Brothers, The Head And The Heart, Drew Holcomb And The Neighbors, Judah & The Lion, Trampled By Turtles, Margo Price, Mavis Staples, I’m With Her, The Dirty Guv’nahs, Joseph, Mandolin Orange, Penny And Sparrow, Durand Jones & The Indications, The Secret Sisters, The War And Treaty, Darlingside, The Ballroom Thieves, Caamp, Liz Vice, Boy Named Banjo, Wilder, and Family And Friends. This year’s festival is September 8th and 9th. Levitt AMP Music Series returns to Chattanooga for fall 2018 The Levitt AMP Chattanooga Music Series is a free, 10-week concert series with a diverse lineup of local, regional, and national artists. Held on the lawn of the Bessie Smith Cultural Center located in the Martin Luther King District, this series activates the area once considered a famed live music hub and center for African American community life while reestablishing it as a thriving cultural destination. Patrons will get to enjoy local food vendors, special themes, and special activities for children. The concert series will be held on Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 pm August 23 through October 25. For more information, visit www. chattanoogafun.com. August 2018 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


Hire for the Future I


T WAS JUST a few short years ago

that small business owners seemed preoccupied with the state of the U.S. economy and the future likelihood of success for their individual businesses. What a difference a few years has made. Today, by contrast, entrepreneurs nationwide are preoccupied with filling open job positions. In June of this year, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Research Center reported that 36% of small businesses were unsuccessful in filling open job positions - the highest level on record. In addition, the NFIB reported that 63% of business owners plan on hiring or are trying to hire new workers to fill existing or anticipated future openings. That’s up five points from last month and represents the highest level since September 1999. The temptation today is to fill open positions rather than to hire for the future. Trying to fill an open position, while frustrating, can become even more frustrating if you have to refill the same position months later. Here

The temptation today is to fill open positions rather than to hire for the future. are a couple of suggestions that you may wish to consider if your small business is currently trying to hire. Discuss the open position opportunity with trusted associates within your company. They know first-hand about the

job’s requirements, and they likely have a sphere of friendships unavailable to you. They know these people well and might be in a better position to help you to identify those individuals who are looking for a career rather than merely seeking a paycheck. Another approach to consider is to seek potential candidates through your vendors. Representatives of your vendors actively market their products and services to other similar companies throughout your marketplace, including your competition. O f t e nt i m e s t h ey k n ow o f t a l e nt e d individuals looking for new opportunities or hoping to make a move from an employer that might be struggling financially or perhaps one where the personal chemistry isn’t right. With business optimism at record highs, filling future or currently open positions is critical. Be disciplined, and don’t make the common error of just trying to fill a position. Hire for the future!

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

A Professional Helps Carry the Load Team vs. Self

Be flexible If we’re not careful, we can be tempted in thinking that looking out for ourselves is the only way to ensure our success. I’ve worked in the hospitality industry for 25 years and always have employees who think they’re “above” certain jobs. When hired, you’re usually given your job responsibilities; however, this seldom means that it’s a black and white list that won’t vary. In our restaurants, I’ve had employees who refuse to clean a bathroom. Although that’s their freedom, they will never be considered for a management position due to this refusal. How can I move someone into management who isn’t willing to do whatever it takes to ensure the cleanliness and priorities of the restaurant? Be careful before you refuse to do a job. Weigh the pros and cons and ask yourself what qualities you’ll show in your character by accepting or refusing certain jobs. Give 110% every time Usually the start of a new job is when we’re most excited and anxious to work hard. Giving 110% at the beginning is often easier than giving 110% once we’re engrained 64


in the work environment and comfortable with our performance level. Be willing to give 110% every day. This sacrifice isn’t just made concerning the big work decisions or projects but means that you’re at your best at even the most mundane job responsibilities. We regularly receive letters of recommendation for past employees sometimes five to seven years past their employment. The employees who I remember after seven years are the ones that gave their all, never complained, were honest, on time, and positive. Never underestimate how giving your all will benefit your future. Leave a legacy regardless of where you are. Show your team spirit It doesn’t take long to notice who is “on the team” and who isn’t. Those who do only their job and never help others or brainstorm to help another team member are quickly sequestered from the team. It’s naive to approach our professional career and think that we won’t need the help, support, and kindness of others in order to achieve our goals. I’ve found that giving my time, talents, and knowledge to help

others never hurts me or my career but only ensures that the help is there when I’m in need. Being a team player means being free with your knowledge, time, resources, and talents. It never involves secrecy, hoarding, or limiting the use of our resources. Realize the importance of your network Being a great team player contributes to you forming professional positive relationships with a broad range of people. The larger your network, the more doors that are available to you! As people watch and admire you from a distance and see your behavior as related to your profession and others, they don’t forget when they see excellence. We never know when those testimonies from others will be our most needed asset. That’s why we NEVER burn any bridges and we work very hard to be a contributing member of every team we’re on.

Monica Irvine The Etiquette Factory President 865.719.7302 www.theetiquettefactory.com monica@theetiquettefactory.com

Shakespeare on the Square KESPEARE SHONA THE SQUARE

annually features two of the magnificent plays of Williams Shakespeare – comedies, tragedies, and histories – rotated nightly outdoors on Market Square in the heart of downtown Knoxville. A blanket or a camp chair is all you need to view these performances, or you can treat yourself to reserved VIP seating for just $15 per person, including a complimentary bottle of water and local merchant goodie bag. While we perform with no admission charge for general seating, we do appreciate your donations. We’ll pass a basket nightly and suggest a $10 donation per person. We also accept cash or credit cards at the “front of house” table.


Cymbeline August 3, 5, 9, & 11 at 7 pm Cymbeline is the King of Britain. He marries an unpleasant woman who has an arrogant son called Cloten. Cymbeline arranges the marriage of his beautiful daughter, Imogen, to Cloten, but she defies him and marries the poor but worthy Posthumus Leonatus. Henry IV, Part One August 2, 4, 10, & 12 at 7 pm The story of Prince Hal (the future King Henry V of England), a 15th century wild child who carouses with criminals and commoners, helps his loser chums rob his father’s treasury and spends all his time in seedy bars. This, of course, all takes place before Prince Hal’s glorious “reformation,” when he transforms himself from a total disgrace into a noble leader, who helps put down a rebel uprising that threatens his father’s reign and kills the guy whose been bad-mouthing him all over England. Being a young prince is busy work, and this is just Part 1 of the story! There will be an indoor matinee performance of Henry IV, Part One on August 5 at 2 pm in the luxuriously air conditioned and well-appointed Scruffy City Hall, located at 32 Market Square. The show begins at 2 pm, and admission is $15 at the door. For more information, call 865-546-4280 or visit www. tennesseestage.com.



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Buddy Baker

Owner of Granite Transformations


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Glowing Skin Starts Here! T

HE HEAT OF THE SUMMER and hot, sunny days can be detrimental to our skin and skin tone. Sun exposure without proper protection such as sunscreen and protective clothing can cause unsightly brown spots and skin irregularities. Most hyperpigmentation is triggered by unprotected sun exposure, while some hyperpigmentation is induced by hormonal issues, known as melasma. Melasma, more commonly seen in females, is usually triggered by UV exposure or even induced by heat. It may appear during pregnancy or after starting birth control and typically appears as a symmetric hyperpigmented patch on sun exposed areas of the face, neck, and chest. While using sunscreen is still key to preventing skin cancers and signs of premature aging, it doesn’t erase the damage already done. Most skin irregularities require a treatment such as laser, IPL, chemical peels, or fractional resurfacing to reverse the damage already visible. What works for one person may not work for everyone. At Southeastern Dermatology, we offer a wide range of treatment options for many skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation. One popular treatment for hyperpigmenation is Clear + Brilliant treatments. Clear + Brilliant is a gentle laser treatment that involves advanced technology to improve and prevent the signs of aging skin. Clear + Brilliant is based on fractional laser resurfacing, a technology that has been proven in clinical trials to successfully address several common concerns that occurs as the skin ages, such as uneven skin tone, texture, enlarged pores, fine lines, and

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

overall appearance. Clear + Brilliant’s smart-tip technology and advanced precision energy system ensures excellent results with little to no social downtime. A typical Clear + Brilliant treatment requires 30 minutes or less for a complete session. Application of topical numbing cream is an option to provide additional comfort during treatment. The laser handpiece is then gently guided across the target areas and actively treats the skin for 15 minutes or less. Immediately post treatment, it is common to experience some redness and swelling up to 12 hours with little to no downtime. More than 85% of Clear + Brilliant patients claimed their skin looked younger and felt smoother, and they saw a noticeable glow after a series of four treatments. It is important that patients team with a doctor that they know and trust, as well as one with the proper credentials and qualifications. As a board-certified dermatologist with more than 15 years of experience, Dr. Doppelt can help you develop a personalized treatment plan and see if Clear + Brilliant is the best treatment for you. For more information, visit www.drdoppelt.com or call 865-474-8800 to schedule an appointment.

Southeastern Dermatology 1930 Pinnacle Pointe Way Knoxville, TN 37922 865.474.8800 www.drdoppelt.com

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Photos courtesy of Dr. Doppelt

After Clear + Brilliant™

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