Everything Knoxville August 2020 Edition

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Judy Irmen Publisher + Editor in Chief


Tom Irmen Director of Sales + Marketing

owner, Chris McKenry, has personally experienced how streamlined closets and living spaces can benefit his clients' lives. Because each individual's need for storage varies, his custom designs will be personalized to fit your needs. Discover how his award-winning design experience can work for you.

10 Amish Elegance

Make your home more stay-cation and work from home friendly.

20 Fitness Together

Discover how you and your family can enhance your lifestyle and longevity.

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Food and Recipes.......................................18 Insights & Highlights...............................24

22 Ms. C's Bed & Biscuits

Random Acts of Flowers.......................28

23 Parkview

Calendar of Events....................................46

Learn about the significance of dog socialization.

The importance of friendship in older age.

32 Screens of East Tennessee Enjoy your home's outdoor living spaces without the bugs!

For Entrepreneurs....................................50

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From the Publisher


I N T O the last full month of the summer season, I am reminded of how different this year has been compared to previous years. Looking back to just last year, families had a final chance to take that vacation before school started, and many had vacation Photo by D. Roberts Photography plans that they were looking forward to before the fall season and the holidays were in full swing. But this year, we all are dealing with a new normal. Our focus is more on staycations, working from home, schooling from home, and updating our home. Home has become our priority. If you have been looking at how you can enhance your home during this time, this edition of Everything Knoxville has some inspiration for you. For example,



our feature article highlights organization and how you can eliminate clutter by updating your closets with organizational features that will work for you and your family. Chris McKenry, owner and founder of Closets by McKenry, can help you overcome your storage problems. And if you are working from home and need to set up an in-home office, then Chris and his team can provide you with a productive and efficient atmosphere to get your work done. This is a great time to complete all your home improvement projects, and our advertisers are ready to assist. And when you get all your projects finished, you will then be ready to take that vacation once we can all look forward to traveling again. Stay safe, keep others safe, and enjoy the rest of the summer season.

Judy Irmen


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“From chicken, to clutter, to closets… and all other areas of the home.”



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- Chris McKenry


a Bachelor ’s degree in Business from CarsonNewman University, Knoxville native Chris McKenry began his career at McKenry Produce, his family’s Knoxville-based poultry company started by his grandfather in 1897. Chris learned real-life lessons on how to run a successful business from his father, Joe McKenry. Joe never knew a stranger and taught Chris the value of treating clients with care and respect while providing a quality product. Chris keeps a photo of his father and Chris McKenry chicken magnate and client, Colonel Photo by D. Roberts Photography Sanders, in his office. Chris moved to Los Angeles in 2000 to launch a professional organizer business, helping clients tackle their clutter and create organizational systems to simplify their lives. Noticing that the closets he was organizing didn’t contain sufficient space for his clients’ possessions, he added custom closet designing to the services he offered. It was during his time in L.A. that Chris was honored to serve as a board member and president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers. He was also featured in Oprah Magazine, Women’s Day, and L.A. Weekly. It was during a trip to Knoxville in 2014 as his mom’s health was declining that Chris decided it was time for him to return home. Chris loved L.A. but saw exciting things happening in Knoxville, especially the downtown area, and envisioned “great things” in his future here. After relocating back home, Chris launched Closets by McKenry. In 2019, Chris opened the Closets by McKenry Showroom - the “Inspiration Center,” as Chris calls it - after using his own beautiful home for years as a living gallery for space-organizing possibilities. Chris points out, “Not every closet company has a showroom, but I feel it is important to have a place to showcase our work and to inspire you. There are so many options to consider in all the areas we design, and it just made sense to have a showroom and warehouse in one place to streamline operations.”

Closet Island

Pantry Ways of Doing Business Closets by McKenry is locally owned and independently operated and is not a franchise. They are nimble enough to buy from any supply company and search comprehensively to get the latest developments for closets, garages, pantries, laundry, and home storage needs for their clients… all at the best prices. Closets by McKenry uses ClosetPro 3D software, a cloud-based system that allows projects to be designed and visualized in a client’s home. They are proud to support their region and local economy by being the exclusive Knoxville distributor for Sevierville-based Inspiration Home closet systems.

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more time around the house nowadays, many Americans are learning to fully appreciate their homes. Our kitchens are once again a favorite family gathering place where we share our daily experiences. Our family rooms provide a much needed diversion from the world with gaming and new feature movies and old classics streaming on our widescreen televisions. And our beautifully landscaped patios and gardens offer the peace and tranquility that often alludes us with our hectic career and family schedules. But despite these wonderful features of our homes that we are coming to enjoy more, you no doubt have become increasingly more focused on certain areas of your home that might have become a source of growing frustration for you. Are you going on a hunt to get dressed each morning? Does your car even fit in the garage? Do the doors stay closed in the laundry and pantry because the spaces just don’t work? How can one family have accumulated so much “STUFF” you ask yourself ? Well, the solution to your “STUFF” issues may be easier than you might expect: Closets by McKenry. For nearly two decades, Closets by McKenry owner and founder, Chris McKenry, has helped homeowners from L.A. to Knoxville overcome their storage and organizational problems. And, more recently, Chris has been helping a growing number of professionals transition from their conventional



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office places to their new at-home offices that enable busy professionals like yourself to remain both productive and efficient. Closets by McKenry is locally owned and independently operated and is not a franchise. Chris and his team remain nimble enough to respond to all the latest developments in the storage and organizational marketplace and yet large enough to source these innovative products from around the world. And because of the industry relationships that Chris developed since 2000, Closets by McKenry is able to source everything you’ll need to create the perfect storage and organizational solutions for your home’s closets, garage, pantry, laundry, and home storage needs… and all at the best prices. Closets by McKenry uses the latest ClosetPro 3D software, a cloud-based system that allows your projects to be designed and visualized in your own home. They are also

very proud to support their local and area business economy by being the exclusive Knoxville distributor for Sevierville-based Inspiration Home Closet Systems. Chris firmly believes that bringing order and organization to our surroundings can enhance our lives and reduce stress. He describes the number one mistake people make in their closets and storage spaces: “Not taking an extra minute to plan and think of their needs. It is not JUST a closet, or garage, or laundry. It is the place that affects your entire day.” Chris always asks many questions to make sure everything that needs a place has a place, and he loves bringing a smile to a client’s face. “You have many choices when selecting a closet and storage company,” said Chris. “But what really successfully differentiates Closets by McKenry in the minds of our customers is our love in taking care of them and going that extra mile.”


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The Process of Customizing Your Home is as Easy as 1, 2, 3! 1. Consultation: Closets by McKenry is currently offering both in-home or virtual consultations, whichever the client is more comfortable with. At that time we discuss your needs, goals, and measure the space. 2. Review proposal: Closets by McKenry will sit down with you either in the showroom - while practicing social distancing and wearing a mask - or virtually to review the proposal and answer questions. You will have a 3D rendering of your project, along with the total cost and timeline. You will see exactly what your new space will look like, and changes can be made at this time. 3. Installation: Closets by McKenry’s experienced, friendly installation professionals will safely and quickly install your components - on your schedule - so you can begin enjoying the benefits of “organization by design” as soon as possible! It’s as simple as that! To learn how to become better organized and to overcome your frustrations with “STUFF,” give Chris a call today. Chris can also help you create that perfect work-at-home office space that will provide you with everything required to remain productive and efficient in our ever evolving world. Awards: » 2010 – Best Closet Design winner at Los Angeles Organizing Awards » 2019 – Best Closet Design – Interior Design Society – nationally recognized for Primary Closet at the Alzheimer’s Tennessee Designer Home and Garden Tour Professional Associations: » Interior Design Society of East Tennessee » Association of Closet and Storage Professionals » Closet Institute of America » National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals » Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce » Knoxville Home Builders Association The Closets by McKenry showroom is located at 201 Center Park Drive, Suite 1070, in Knoxville. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm and Saturday by appointment only.


Closets by McKenry

201 Center Park Drive, #1070 Knoxville, TN 37922 865.249.6382 www.ClosetsByMcKenry.com 2019 Closets Designer of the Year – Interior Design Society

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If You’re Retired, You Need to Know about Sequencing Risk B Y Y V O N N E M A R S H , C F P ® , C PA


HIS MONTH I might get a little more

technical with you, but it’s an important topic. I want to dive a little deeper into an investment risk that retirees face once they start withdrawing from their portfolios to either supplement income or satisfy IRA Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs). It’s called Sequence of Returns risk. Simply put, this is the risk that if your portfolio experiences losses early in your retirement years, your money may not last as long as an average rate of return might predict. Let’s unpack that together. We all talk about investments in terms of average rate of return, right? A portfolio might have an average annual return of 6% during the last 10 years, for example. But that average 10-year return was earned in a “sequence,” or an order of returns during those 10 years. Up 10%, down 3%, up 5%, etc., so that on average, over 10 years, it earned 6%. What if you have a negative sequence early in your retirement years? Let’s say your portfolio experiences a 15% loss in year one, along with you also selling and withdrawing 5% of your account to supplement your income. Now your portfolio is reduced by 20% and the remaining balance has to earn 25% just to get back to even. If this happens for a couple of years, it becomes very difficult for your portfolio to recover and sustain your withdrawals through a long retirement. That’s why retirement distribution planning is specialized and imperative. Your investment strategy should be segmented into time blocks, with investments that will be sold in the near term more conservatively invested than investments for the longer term that can have more growth orientation. Even if you’re one of the lucky ones who doesn’t need to sell assets to live on, the IRS still forces you to deal with sequencing risk when your Required Distributions start at age 72 and you have to make annual IRA withdrawals. Your IRA should be segmented into conservative and growth components to minimize this risk. You can learn more about this topic at our website, www.marshpros.com/losing-money-in-the-market. It’s too important to ignore. Our Contact Us page has multiple ways for us to connect if you’d like more information. Let us help you create a confident, independent retirement.

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Make Your Home More Stay-cation & Work from Home Friendly



of us are spending considerably more time at home than we have at any other time in the past. As a result, many of us are updating, or planning to update, our home’s interiors and out-of-door living spaces as we facilitate this year’s stay-cation and work from home plans. Garden centers are bursting with homeowners tidying up existing planting areas or creating entirely new ones. Homeowners are night-scaping their homes with exterior LED landscape lighting to create an exciting new nighttime look. Old concrete driveways are being replaced with beautiful multi-colored, variable sized pavers, further highlighted with beautiful geometric paver patterns. We’re painting inside and out, installing lawn irrigation systems, replacing screened porches with four-season rooms, hardscaping patios and adding built-in grills, ice-makers, and refrigerators. The sky’s the limit as we reallocate 2020’s planned vacation spending to investments in our home to make them more stay-cation and work-at-home friendly. At Amish Elegance in Knoxville, East Tennessee’s number one source for beautifully hand-crafted Amish furniture, we would like to share with you some exciting new ways that we can help you enhance your stay-cation and work from home plans. We have some great furniture suggestions for your out-of-door living spaces, including our multi-colored, all hand-crafted Amish outdoor furniture designed to last a lifetime. Our polywood furniture, which resists the harshest elements, will transform your ordinary outdoor gatherings into extraordinary events. Select from Adirondack chairs, bistro-tables and stools, and much more. For your work from home office, we have a large selection of desks and chairs, companion chairs, file cabinets, bookshelves, art, décor, and lighting. Why settle for particle substitutes when you can own solid wood, Amish hand-crafted furniture that not only will look spectacular, but that will last a lifetime? In fact, many lifetimes. For every other room in your home, we offer everything imaginable. That’s because most everything we sell, we create. We are your true all-custom source for all of your furniture needs. Why settle for showroom floor furniture from the big box stores when you can have exactly what you want, and at a price that may surprise you? Most Amish Elegance visitors are surprised to discover that today’s Amish furniture is 10


available in nearly every style imaginable. Hand-crafted from 100% solid American hardwoods, your furniture will be produced using the wood species you select, custom ordered to your exact specifications, with your choice of stains and finishes. And if it’s the softer side of Amish Elegance you’re searching for, spice things up a little with our wide assortment of fabric and leather upholstered furniture. Let Amish Elegance help take the mystery out of shopping for quality furniture. Bring your photos when you visit and let our interior design consultants help you create that designer look that you’re looking for. Say goodbye to expensive, inferior quality, assembly line furniture for good.

Also, be sure to check out our extensive lines of home décor items, lighting, and art from well-known regional artists to complete your project. So if you’re ready to create that perfect staycation home, work from home office, replace existing furnishings, or add new pieces, visit Amish Elegance and rediscover affordable, all custom, hand-crafted furniture that you might have thought was no longer available. We look forward to meeting you soon!

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European Fine Hardwood Floors

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HEN WE DECIDED to update our house, we asked a few neighbors who they used, and a couple of them said European Fine Hardwood Floors,” said Joann Brown, co-owner of Knoxville-based CertaPro Painters. “I had also seen their ad in Everything Knoxville, so I gave them a call. “I was very impressed when Va lera and Svetlana Tomescu, European Fine Hardwood Floors owners and husband and wife team, came to do the estimate. They took their time taking measurements and answering our questions. They explained the process to us and offered suggestions on things I hadn’t even thought about. “It was a very large project. Our floors were the old shiny hardwoods, and they stripped both our upstairs and main floor,

including our staircase and railings. They replaced all of our air vents with vents that are flush with the floor. We changed the flooring color to a more neutral tone and used a matte finish. “I would definitely rate them a 10. My biggest concern was the dust from sanding. They assured me that there would be minimal residual dust. I have to say that I had my doubts, but it was amazing how little dust there was. They cleaned up at the end of each day. “I recommend them all the time. We are a painting contractor and customers always ask for recommendations on different projects. We tell our staff to not be afraid to recommend European Fine Hardwood Floors. They do what they say they are going to, and they show up when they say they are going to.

“Remodeling projects are never easy and can be very stressful. We had several different contractors at our home, and working with European Fine Hardwood Floors was, by far, the easiest part of the project. They explained what would be happening each day and did exactly what they said they were going to.” To learn more about new hardwood floor installation and refinishing, do what Joann Brown did and call European Fine Hardwood Floors today at 865-640-3680.

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


is hosting its quarterly Night at the Museum on Wednesday, August 19, from 6 to 9 pm. With autumn approaching, join Mabry-Hazen House for their first signature event of the summer. Night at the Museum is a chance to visit MabryHazen House after-hours on a weekday and drink up a little history. Explore the 1858 historic house in an entirely different light as twilight falls upon Mabry’s Hill, watch the sun set behind Sharp’s Ridge and North Knoxville flicker alight, all while enjoying drinks provided by Elkmont Exchange. And with more than 7 acres near downtown, there is plenty of room for you to safely social distance and relax outdoors. This “historical happy hour” is not just about the festivity; it’s about connecting with history and gathering at the museum to meet staff, volunteers, and local community members while talking about the past in a casual atmosphere. The historic home will be open for self-guided tours, and there will be behind-the-scenes access to the walkout basement at 7:30 pm. The museum will limit capacity to ensure the safety of visitors. Tickets are $10 per adult, and visitors under 12


16 are free. Each purchased ticket includes two adult beverages, and additional drinks are $5. We’ll have a fire pit and corn hole available outside, and guests are encouraged to bring their games, stories, and camp chairs. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Mabry-Hazen House. Tickets are capped to ensure the safety and health of visitors. Visitors are requested to follow Knox County Health Department guidelines and physically distant from other families/groups. We ask visitors please follow the Five Core Actions recommended by KCHD and the CDC. Face masks and coverings are

required within the historic house. Event will occur rain or shine. If canceled due to COVID-19, refunds will be given. A small processing fee is applied to tickets purchased online. For more information, visit www.mabryhazen.com. The Mabry-Hazen House Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located atop Mabry’s Hill in Knoxville. Built in 1858, three generations of the same family resided in the Italianate-style home overlooking downtown Knoxville, Tennessee River, and Great Smoky Mountains. The museum showcases one of the largest original family collection in America, with more than 2,000 original artifacts on display. Furnished and decorated in the style of several decades, Mabry-Hazen gives a rare view into 130 years of Knoxville history. Learn about the origins of Knoxville’s iconic Market Square, the bitter divisions of the Civil War, the infamous 1882 Gunfight on Gay Street, a mountain city in the New South, the scandalous 1934 breach of promise and seduction trial, and much more through the rich, colorful lives of the Mabry and Hazen families.



ABY BOOMERS, no doubt, remember the iconic group

Grand Funk Railroad. The voice from their historic hits was their co-founder, Mark Farner, who also wrote their epic hits, “I’m Your Captain (Closer to Home)” and “Bad Time.” Farner was with the band until their temporary breakup in 1976. Since those days, he has enjoyed a successful solo career, even after GFR “re-banded.” I first interviewed Farner nine years ago. That interview is still viewable on www.boomerocity.com and is an eye-opening, jawdropping chat. Recently I had the opportunity to chat with him again. I knew it was going to be another interesting conversation. In the last interview, Farner spoke extensively about the care he and his wife, Lesia, gave to their son, Jessie, who was totally paralyzed from an accident. Since that conversation, Jessie, sadly, passed away. As our conversation began, I started off by expressing my belated condolences on their loss. “I thank you for saying that, brother Randy,” said Farner. “And you know, he’s whole now. This is the only way we can really, in this earthly present tense, you know... what we are right now in this bone suit... because when you lose your child, it’s like you have that big hole. I heard it described very well as being ‘love with no place to go.’ And that’s what it is. You love them, but you can’t show them. But we know he is whole. Now he is back where he came from.” When there’s not a pandemic throwing a wrench in artist tours, Farner keeps up quite an active touring schedule. I asked him what his crowds consist of. “A lot of the fans bring their children,” he said. “The older fans bring their kids, bring their moms and dads. I had I think one of the oldest World War II veterans left alive - at 94 years old - last year when he came to the show at the casino. His son brought him - a veteran - and when I see people like that, my heart goes out, my love goes out to them. And the exciting part for me is that his son brought him because he thought enough of my music to bring his dad to an experience, a Mark Farner’s American Band show. That speaks volumes about the young people that are showing up. I’m telling you, teenagers that are rocking with me, and especially when we do South America, oh my gosh! They come out by the thousands; the young people fill the places up and they rock American style. They love me down there because I am who my songs say I am.” As Mark Farner fans already know, after he left GFR, he enjoyed a successful career in Contemporary Christian Music. I asked him if he planned to re-enter the genre with new music. “No,” he said. “I’m open to my heart, what’s coming into my heart. I’ve got a completely different view of the church now that I’ve died and came back to life, I’m telling you. You just have a different take on life in general. And the debt-consciousness that prevails in society is changed. When you start going to a church, all you do is you take on the church’s debt consciousness. It changes from the world to the church, but there’s debt consciousness, and it’s contrary to the Word and contrary to reason.” What’s on Farner’s radar for the next year or so? “We’re gonna release the 2017 video of Santiago,” he said. “It’s ‘From Chile with Love - Mark Farner’s American Band’, and we’re working on another video with... did you see the ‘Can’t Stop’ video, the YouTube ‘Can’t Stop’... the same producer and same people are getting together; they want me to put my head together with them and come up with another video. And that’s going to be within the next couple of months here.” With our chat wrapping up and still getting my head around his back-from-death story, I asked Farner how he hoped to be 14


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Photo by Brad Shaw

remembered and what he hopes his legacy will be. “ Yo u k n o w, d y i n g and coming back will definitely change your life around,” he said. “Reprioritize. I want to be remembered as a farm boy with a big dream to save the world with a song and my guitar and go out there and spread love, peace; be used of the Great Spirit to make people smile and to bring light to the darkness.” Mark Farner had a lot more to say than could be shared in this article. You can read it all at www.boomerocity.com. You can also keep up on the latest with Farner by visiting his website at www.MarkFarner.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.

Rediscover a Level of Medical Care That You May Have Thought No Longer Existed


HILE IT IS estimated that

only 50% of our current health system and only one-third of our physicians will remain in the next decade, is it any wonder that patients who value their relationships with their providers are concerned that the future of medical care is being driven by the bottom line insurance companies? Fortunately, a growing number of private practice medical providers are pushing back against this managed care trend so common in European socialized medical models. Gallian Medical Group, launched by husband and wife team, Scott Gallian, MD, MBA, and U.S. Air Force veteran and Lauren Gallian, FNP-BC, in nearby Hardin Valley, offers patients a totally new approach to fullservice primary care in a compassionate and caring environment. Complete with in-house diagnostic lab, EKG, and X-ray services, Gallian Medical Group offers their patients a level medical excellence not often found today. “What patients appreciate most about Gallian Medical Group is a level of care that

they remember from the past,” said Scott. “Gone are the ‘bus station-like’ waiting room experiences and ‘steeple chaselike’ visits with your healthcare provider. What remains is a team of experienced and dedicated medical professionals who are totally committed to your individual healthcare needs in a caring, compassionate, and unrushed environment.” “We wanted to put the focus back on the patient and not lock them into a typical 15-minute box,” said Lauren. “Our patients love it. When I ask a new patient why they selected Gallian, they respond that they felt rushed or didn’t feel they were listened to at their previous doctor’s office. We don’t practice ‘assembly-line’ medicine.” “Patients want a provider they can stay with for life, not someone that moves on after the provider’s contract expires,” said Scott. “Patients want their provider, not a replacement or substitute.” “Our incredible medical team, including our newest team member, Gina Bearden, FNC-BC, is the real reason for our success,” added Lauren. “ We feel the patients’

relationship with our medical team is as important as the patients’ relationship with us. Our staff is like family to us.” Medicare patients especially appreciate the level of personalized attention they receive at Gallian Medical Group. “Our Medicare patients often have more healthcare needs and higher expectations,” said Scott. “We want them to know that we’re here to meet their expectations and provide the quality care they deserve.” Gallian Medical Group also does not want any patient to ignore their existing healthcare needs during this pandemic. You are encouraged to visit their website to learn about their recommended COVID-19 safety precautions, as well their Telemedicine services being offered. Rediscover a level of medical care that you may have thought no longer existed.

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Heritage Family Dentistry when I was a patient of Dr. Bradshaw at the University of Tennessee,” said Heidi Hodges. “I had stopped going to the dentist because of several past negative experiences. “I chipped a tooth when I was pregnant with my fourth child. I knew Dr. Bradshaw from my church, so I called him and he quickly took care of my chipped tooth. I was so happy with how he cared for me that I decided to follow him to his practice. “I was very apprehensive at first, but Dr. Bradshaw and his team fully explained treatment and procedure to me in detail. They have been very understanding of my fears. I now visit Heritage Family Dentistry every six months, and they feel just like family. “All of the people that work at Heritage Family Dental are wonderful. I have had cleanings, a filling, a crown, and currently have Invisalign.” Invisalign is the latest and most advanced treatment for straightening teeth without metal braces. The clear aligners are almost undetectable by others, and some patients

see visible results in as little as six months. “I would highly recommend Heritage Family Dentistry to everyone,” said Heidi. “My experiences have been great, and I am so thankful to have a dentist to go to where I am not fearful.” To learn more about Heritage Family Dentistry or to schedule a tour and

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4 Reasons to Reach for Fresh Cherries When Coping with Stress



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anyone’s life, and individuals have long sought natural remedies to alleviate it. Surveys have shown that Americans are turning to plant-based diets for reasons such as improving overall wellbeing and mood - and with good reason. Many fruits and vegetables contain specific wellness-boosting properties, with the cream of the crop touted as superfoods. Sweet cherries are certainly among them. A growing number of studies published on the benefits of sweet cherry consumption supports these findings. Researchers from around the world, including the USDA, have identified a host of benefits, including effects on certain types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and even gout. And they’ve also uncovered qualities that can help boost stress response. Here are four top reasons to reach for sweet cherries in times of stress: 1. Make stress eating healthy eating According to Harvard Medical School, persistent exposure to stress may result in the release of cortisol, a hormone that increases appetite. People under stress often turn to comfort foods that are high in fat or sugar, and the associated relief can create a feedback loop that leads to overeating and weight gain. If stress eating is an issue, reach for sweet cherries. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition of 2002 shows that cherries are 18


rock stars when it comes to their glycemic index of just 22 (on a scale of 0 to 100, with less than 55 considered low) and a glycemic load of just three (below 11 is low). The former number indicates how sugary a food is, while the latter adjusts for serving sizes. Plus, about 2.5g of fiber in each cup of sweet cherries means glucose is released more slowly, helping to stabilize sugar levels. Crunchy, cold, and sweet, fresh cherries make an ideal snack fresh from the fridge or frozen. 2. Take the pressure off blood pressure Stress can influence factors that contribute to hypertension. For instance, stress can encourage the nervous system to produce hormones that constrict blood vessels (vasoconstrictors) and make it more difficult for blood to circulate, causing blood pressure to rise and increasing risk of cardiovascular disease. Eating sweet cherries has been associated with lower blood pressure, both systolic and diastolic measures. Consuming sweet cherries is correlated with a decrease in vasoconstrictors, but, even better, the fruit increases the effectiveness of compounds that help widen blood vessels for easier blood flow. 3. Reduce inflammation In times of stress, the body will instigate a “fight or flight” response and produce stress hormones, redirecting resources from other functions. With prolonged stress, that continuous state can create an inflammatory

response and introduce the potential for chronic diseases. Research shows that the dark red of sweet cherries comes from anthocyanins, which have anti-inflammatory properties that rival NSAIDs like ibuprofen. These powerful antioxidants have been shown in studies of sweet cherry consumption to help reduce oxidative stress that contributes to inflammation. 4. Get a good night’s sleep Stress and sleep are closely intertwined. When experiencing stress, sleep can be interrupted or cut short as anxious thoughts rise to the surface. At the same time, prolonged sleep disruption can increase stress, as the body has insufficient time to recharge and repair. Sweet cherries are a good source of tryptophan, serotonin, and melatonin, compounds that have a hand in regulating sleep cycles and contributing to feelings of well-being. Experts suggest enjoying a serving of the fruit about an hour before bedtime to benefit. Stress-free snacking all summer long While sweet cherries are available yearround in various forms - dried, frozen, canned - there’s something particularly satisfying about fresh sweet cherries. Don’t let stressinduced snacking get the best of you! When the cravings call, protect your health and reach for a summer treat, like sweet cherries, that is both good for you and tastes great.








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balanced diet and exercise are vital to a dog ’s health, but many don’t recognize the significance of dog socialization. Instinctively, dogs are pack animals; poorly socialized dogs are not inherent. Dogs who are not socialized become fearful of unusual or new circumstances, and stress has a negative effect on your dog’s mind and body. Because of the way the brain develops, socializing a dog who has been raised without any canine interactions as a pup gets harder as the dog gets older. During puppyhood and adolescence, dogs are open to new experiences. With proper early socialization, most dogs will be comfortable in a variety of situations. Still, with the right help, older dogs can be socialized. We received a recent reservation request from dog owners who stated, “My dog is older. She’s never been boarded or around other dogs. We need to board her. Can you assist us?” Yes, but it can be challenging for the dog

if not done properly. We suggest an introduction time. Depending on the amount of time between the request and actual boarding, we will begin acclimating the dog to our environment, which is a totally new experience for her. We recommend a visit for a couple hours, followed by half day and full day daycare before her staycation. During this adjustment period, your dog builds her impressions and attitudes about us. She will have a positive experience, which helps build a happy foundation for her boarding. We’re happy to visit with you regarding your boarding needs and dog’s socialization skills. Discover how doggy daycare can help even the most timid dog become relaxed and happy in a canine only resort while you are away from them.

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due to advances in medicine, we’re all living longer. But, ask yourself, does greater longevity increase the likelihood that I may require long-term care in the future? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that at least 50% of Americans 65 years of age and older will require some form of long-term care and that 15% of these individuals will require care for five or more years. Will you have the necessary financial resources should you require LTC? Traditional long-term care insurance can be expensive, and monthly premiums will likely continue to rise. And the downside of traditional LTC insurance, for many, is that “if you don’t use it, you lose it” – the premiums are spent. Clients of mine, a husband and wife, asked me if there was an alternative to conventional LTC insurance. They were motivated to act after both his father and stepmother were placed in long-term care facilities at a combined cost of $18,000 per month in 22


the Chicago area. His father passed away, but his stepmother is still in the same facility five years later. So what was the solution I offered my clients? It’s called Asset-Based Long-Term Care Insurance. My clients transferred a modest lump sum of money from one of their savings accounts to an Asset-Based Long-Term care insurance provider, which purchased LTC coverage for both of them. No additional payments were required, and all of the benefits were guaranteed at issuance. It works like this. You transfer a lump sum or make multiple deposits to an AssetBased Long-Term Care provider that best meets your needs. This creates a tax-free LTC benefit pool that is worth a multiplied

amount of your original investment. You can access these benefits for home health care, assisted living, and full-skilled care. If circumstances change, you can receive your premium back. Or, if you should pass away without receiving any long-term care benefits, there is a tax-free death benefit for your heirs. It really is a winning combination. Long-term care may be unavoidable for many of us, but fortunately, there are affordable alternatives to traditional LTC insurance. Call, email, or contact me on our website if you’d like to learn more.

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Importance of Friendship in Older Age


H E N Y O U ’ R E a senior citizen,

having good friends and being social positively affects you both physically and mentally. Studies have found that socializing can strengthen your immune system, reduce stress, lower blood pressure and the risk of heart disease, as well as sharpen your memory and help you sleep better. Friends cause better overall health because they motivate healthy habits and keep your health on track by helping you stay vigilant. Loneliness has been linked to a higher risk of depression, dementia, and cognitive decline. Having strong friendships and simply talking to someone can lead to improved self-confidence, increased happiness, and a better outlook on life. When it comes to building relationships, experts suggest finding supportive people with similar interests. Here are some good ways to meet new people: » Volunteer. Pitch in to help others or your community – it’s a chance to get out of the house and enjoy face-to-face interaction. » Take a class. You can find classes by searching online for topics that interest you. Check out local organizations such as the YMCA. » Get moving. Try an activity that will get you out and moving around. Parkview communities each have a state-of-the-art fitness center and a beautiful, pet-friendly walking trail. » Get involved with your faith community. If you’re religious, check out events happening at your local place of worship. » Connect via social media. Sites like Facebook can help you find and reconnect with old friends and join groups that interest you. » Cheer on your team. An easy way to find people with similar interests is connecting with fans through fan pages and forums. Or gather your friends at Parkview together to watch the big game. Taking steps toward actively being social in a safe manner and pursing good relationships will set you on a path towards a healthy mindset and lifestyle. Parkview Senior Living values friendship and socializing in their community and offers multiple amenities to help you embody your inner social butterfly.

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Need a Home Office? Look in the Closet W H E T H E R Y O U ’ R E still temporarily working from home due to the pandemic or you’ve decided to permanently work full-time from your house, where is your office? A dedicated room just for your office? The dining room table? The kitchen counter? If you don’t have a spare room or a corner of a room to convert to your office, consider transforming a reach-in closet into your new office. Yes, you’ll have to find another space to store the clothes, coats, or snow skiing accessories that are currently in that closet, but you will free up valuable space for your peace of mind and a more productive work environment. Here are the things you need to consider if you’re thinking about converting a reach-in closet into your home office or even an area to do crafts: Location and Size While your best choice in terms of size and space may first seem to be by the front door or near the family entrance by the garage, keep in mind that the traffic in and out of the house may be too distracting. A reach-in closet that is at least 21 inches deep and 36 inches wide will provide basic desktop space and overhead storage. You’ll also need an outlet, preferably just above the countertop.

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Unless you really need it for privacy, consider removing the closet door completely. If you really need the separation, add a sliding barn door or curtains to separate and define your office space. Specific Needs What do you need in your office? Sure, it would be great to have everything you want in your home office, but due to limited space, you’ll have to compromise. Only if the closet is wide enough will you be able to put shelving or drawers beneath the countertop.

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The Ripple Effect of Delivering Hope


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The number of lives impacted by a single delivery goes far beyond the recipient. Our deliveries affect family members, friends, caregivers, volunteers, and – hopefully – you, too! If you want to make an impact with Random Acts of Flowers, call 865-6339082, email info@RAFKnoxville.org, or visit www.RAFKnoxville.org and fill out the individual volunteer form.


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E ARE ALL needing something to look forward to and to help brighten our spirits. Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is less than four months away. Remember last holiday season? Remember the pre-holiday to-do list? Remember trying to complete that to-do list in just a few days instead of a few months? Remember wishing the holidays were over? Now is a great time to begin planning for this season’s upcoming holiday events. As a father and grandfather, I know how important this time of the year can be for families but also how stressful. At Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning, we’ve been helping busy families prepare for busy holiday seasons since 1985. Is cleaning your home’s carpeting and Oriental and area rugs on your to-do list? Why not enhance the appearance of every room in your home while providing a clean and healthy surface for your children and grandchildren to play on? There’s also a practical side. Clean carpets and rugs will not only look better longer, but they’ll also last longer. Abrasives, dirt, and other contaminants tracked into our homes and onto our carpeting and rugs not only make them look dull and dingy, but can also permanently damage your carpeting and rug fibers. And snow and ice removal chemicals that are tracked into your home over the course of the winter can chemically bond to carpet and rug fibers, significantly reducing their life expectancy. Our truck-mounted cleaning system uses stateof-the-art technology to remove the dirt and grime that other systems simply leave behind. And our Oriental and area rug cleaning boutique uses an 11-step proprietary cleaning process that can safely clean most rugs that may be destined to become a family heirloom. We have also recently made significant investments in even newer technology to ensure that we can continue to offer you the very best Oriental and area rug washing services in East Tennessee. So if you can use a little help preparing for the holiday season this year – and who couldn’t? – remember the company who has earned a superior reputation for unmatched superior cleaning: Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning. Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning 865.691.5686 www.superiorofknoxville.com info@superiorofknoxville.com

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August in the Garden BY LISA GRUGIN


AUGUST. Does anyone really like it? It is hot, humid, and miserable. This year is even more stressful because nobody knows what the heck is going to happen. Every morning we wake up and assess and adapt. What’s happening today? Will we be able to travel? How long will the pandemic keep us in? No one knows the answer to those questions, but our Earth just keeps going. Plants grow, plants die, seasons change, and life goes on. With that in mind, here are the things you need to do in your yard. » Keep an eye on moisture levels. 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. My daddy would have said someone isn’t paying the preacher! 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.

You can also use drip irrigation or a tree bag, but keep an eye on them. » While you are watering, do your monthly checkup. Look up, down, and all around. Check tree canopies for broken, damaged, or stressed branches. Look down for mole tunnels or vole holes. Look all around at plants to check for problems. You can’t fix something if you don’t know it’s broken. » I don’t know when I have ever seen more insects and diseases. The mild winter didn’t kill them off, and the damp spring and summer has worked like an incubation chamber. Start treating with the least toxic products first, such as insecticidal soaps and horticultural oil. Some susceptible plants may require systemic products. Bring in your photos and plant samples if you need help. As a side note, please 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. Ladybugs can eat all the aphids on your tomato plants in a single day. Don’t get in a rush and kill the good guys!




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OO KNOXVILLE now has new summer hours to give guests the option to visit in the evening when the temperatures are cooler and the animals more active. During Summer Nights presented by Shafer Insurance Agency, the zoo will be extending their hours from 9 am to 8 pm each Thursday through Labor Day. If the evening hours prove popular with visitors, they plan to add another day of extended hours during the week. The new zoo hours will be 9 am to 2 pm Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 9 am to 8 pm Thursday, and 9 am to 4 pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through Labor Day. The zoo will offer all its regular activities, including the Safari Splash water play area, carousel and train rides, and restaurants will be offering dinner, snacks, and drinks. Guest are encouraged to purchase tickets online to minimize contact and to bring a mask so they can safely visit indoor areas. Masks are not required for outdoor areas. For more information, visit www.zooknoxville.org.



individuals wishing to sell unused furniture items either placed an ad in a local newspaper or had a yard sale, but not anymore. In recent times, Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, Nextdoor, Letgo, and similar sites have been used. Concerns about personal safety have resulted in many Americans turning away from trying to sell any number of household items by themselves. In fact, those selling items on Craigslist are being encouraged by law enforcement agencies across the nation to complete their sales transactions in the parking lots of their local police stations. Selling furniture by yourself is akin to selling your home by yourself. Sure, it can be done, but is it really worth all the effort? Do you really want to invite strangers into your home? Are they there for legitimate reasons or other purposes? Do you take their personal check? What about scheduling appointments and then the annoying no-shows? We launched Premiere Consignment eight years ago with the goal of helping our neighbors sell their gently used, name brand furniture, art pieces, home décor items, and Oriental rugs without all of the hassle associated with attempting to sell their unused household items themselves. We offer our consigners a complete turnkey experience, which greatly enhances their potential to sell their items at the best possible prices for both the buyer and seller. Our convenient retail showroom location and hours, in addition to our print and online advertising, ensures that your items will be seen by even more qualified buyers. Premiere Consignment handles the entire transaction from beginning to end. No sitting at home waiting for strangers to arrive or wondering if their check is good. We also offer you the opportunity to market many of your personal items online using our very own and very successful eBay store. So forget the ad in the local paper or on Craigslist, put away the yard sale signs, and discover the safe, easy, and most convenient way to sell your gently used furniture, décor, art, and Oriental rugs – the no-hassle, Premiere Consignment way. Just call 865-458-9721!

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Mural Program Expands with Wall Avenue Project




completed on a new 12x50 foot mural titled “Windows to the Smokies” by Megan Lingerfelt on the side of the Lerner Lofts building in downtown Knoxville. Located on the prominent corner of Gay Street and Wall Avenue, the mural brings architectural elements from windows found all across the city (including St. John’s Cathedral, The Oliver Hotel, and several other historic buildings) to eye level, inviting the public to experience the blue haze of the Great Smoky Mountains reflected in them. Support for the project was provided by Dogwood Arts, the Downtown Knoxville Alliance, and the Lerner Lofts Homeowners Association. Lingerfelt has worked on a number of murals in Strong Alley and the Greater Knoxville area. She recently completed the restoration of the Dolly Parton Mural in Strong Alley after it was vandalized. “Windows to the Smokies” is the latest and largest addition to the Dogwood Arts Art in Public Places Mural Program, now entering its second year. Megan is one of eight muralists that received funding to create new work during this spring/summer season. The Art in Public Places Mural Program was established in 2019 to advance existing creative efforts in Strong Alley, transform



unique public spaces in our community, provide opportunities for local and regional artists to create new artwork, and improve access to the arts for everyone. Dogwood Arts coordinates and directs this ongoing program in collaboration with artists, property owners, the City of Knoxville, and the Downtown Knoxville Alliance. To date, Dogwood Arts has funded the creation and restoration of 22 murals in downtown Knoxville. Up to this point, efforts have primarily been focused in Strong Alley (between Market Square and Gay Street), which has been a popular canvas for artists and a creative destination for visitors and residents of the city for more than a decade. “Since 2012, Strong Alley has continued to undergo physical improvements, thanks to collaborative efforts between the city and supportive business owners,” said Kate Creason, Program Manager. “Adding walkway pavers and bistro lighting significantly improved the alley’s pedestrian experience, and with artists consistently creating new work in the alley, the space transforms dramatically, making it one of Knoxville’s most popular downtown promenades and an Instagram hotspot.” The Dogwood Arts’ Mural Program provides artist stipends to cover supplies,

equipment rentals, anti-graffiti coating, and other needs related to the creation of new artwork or the restoration of an existing piece. Dogwood Arts accepts artist applications to work in the alley on a semiannual basis; the next round of applications will launch at www.dogwoodarts.com on August 3rd and are due by October 5th, 2020. The 2019-2020 program artists include Cathryn Bozone, Tina Brunetti, Fawne DeRosia, Dawne Hawkins, Sherry Jankiewicz, Linda King, Lauran Lazarus, Megan Lingerfelt, Chance Losher, Sarah Moore, Jing Qin, Cody Swaggerty, Lacey Sutton, Lauren Ray Wagner, Dayna Walton, Stacie Williams, Gwyn Pevonka, and the Boys & Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley. Dogwood Arts intends to expand the program outside of Strong Alley, starting with Megan’s piece on the Lerner Loft building. Business or property owners looking to commission a mural are encouraged to reach out to Dogwood Arts for more information. Dogwood Arts, presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union, is a 501(c) (3) organization with a mission to promote and celebrate our region’s art, culture, and natural beauty. For more information on Dogwood Arts, call 865-637-4561 or visit www.dogwoodarts.com.

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2020 East Tennessee Endangered Places Announced E A C H Y E A R the East

Former Tennessee Military Saving these historic places will conserve Te n n e s s e e P r e s e r v a t i o n Institute - Sweetwater, Alliance (ETPA) presents Monroe County resources, maintain beautiful architecture, a list of endangered heritage sites Sweetwater Military College sustain the local economy, create jobs, grow in the program’s 15 county region. was established in 1874 and was ETPA releases this list to remind later named Tennessee Military heritage tourism, stabilize neighborhoods, p r o p e r t y o w n e r s, c o m m u n i t y Institute in 1902. The 144-acre and keep the community connected with leaders, and the public about how campus includes 10 buildings, with its shared history. quickly important places can fade the main and most iconic building away due to neglect and the lack of a dating back to 1909. The campus realistic plan for their preservation. and the educational activities that Saving these historic places will conserve last one standing, with three others already have occurred there have always been a major resources, maintain beautiful architecture, lost. In fact, it is the last depot remaining part of the Sweetwater Community. In 1988, sustain the local economy, create jobs, grow in all of Scott County. The Town of Oneida TMI closed and was sold to Meiji Gakuin heritage tourism, stabilize neighborhoods, owns the property, but it has been neglected University, which operated a Japanese and keep the community connected with its for several years and is currently being used high school called Tennessee Meiji Gakuin shared history. Raising awareness of both for storage. ETPA encourages the Town of (TMG). In 2007, the school was permanently the importance of historic preservation and Oneida to work with local organizations closed. There are roof and other stabilization specifically threatened sites is why the East on developing a viable plan to restore and issues that need to be addressed, as well Tennessee Preservation Alliance produces repurpose the last train depot in the county. as the creation of a long-term vision for its this list annually. Hogskin Creek Bridge, redevelopment. Time is of the essence for Boyhood Home of Estes Kefauver Grainger County this important historic site, and ETPA is – Madisonville, Monroe County Also known as the Black Fox Road Bridge, hopeful a solution can be found very soon This grand home was built in 1846 by New this single-span metal truss bridge near for moving forward with renovation and York native Thomas Blanchard. Around Washburn has been closed to vehicular restoration. 1912, the family of future U.S. Senator Estes traffic since 2009. Originally built in 1917 Stonecipher-Kelly House - Morgan Kefauver moved into the home and was raised as the State Highway 33 bridge across the County (near Wartburg) there. Kefauver served in the U.S. House of Clinch River, it was relocated to this site in The Stonecipher-Kelly House was built Representatives from 1939 to 1949 and in 1935 when Norris Lake was created. Despite around 1814 by the first permanent white the U.S. Senate from 1949 until his death safety issues, it continues to be a popular settlers in that area as part of a Revolutionary in 1963. ETPA urges the property owner to gathering place for locals. Similar bridges War land-grant. In 1808, Joseph Stonecipher restore, sell, or donate the house to ensure have become popular social and outdoor and his sons were the first permanent white the architectural and historically significant destinations, and local leaders should explore settlers in what is now called Morgan County. house remains standing and can find a new options on repairing and utilizing the bridge The Stoneciphers settled various tracts of use. The Estes Kefauver legacy is endangered to add to the area’s recreation options. a Revolutionary War land-grant. In 1814, of being forgotten, and his boyhood home is a Bowman House, Loudon County Ezra B. Stonecipher, one of Joseph’s sons, vivid reminder of his fading memory. The Bowman House, originally located on constructed an unusually large, two-story American Temperance the Little Tennessee River and now on Tellico log home. The saddlebag style is unusual for University Memorial Building Lake, was built in 1828 by George Bowman, the region, and the house retains most of its – Harriman, Roane County a German immigrant. In 2017, this property original, character-defining, architectural Completed in 1891, the American was listed for sale, and ETPA continues to features. In December 2012, the estate put Temperance University Memorial Building encourage a preservation-minded buyer the house and 30 acres up for auction. Local was originally constructed to house the purchase the property. preservationists organized a group of buyers offices of the East Tennessee Land Company, New Salem Baptist Church – for the property with the intention of later which founded the City of Harriman. In 1893, Sevierville, Sevier County transferring it to a public or non-profit entity. the building became Greenlee Hall for the The New Salem Baptist Church was built In February 2013, the house and property American Temperance University and housed in 1886 by Isaac Dockery, noted African was presented to the State Land Acquisition classrooms and a library. The City of Harriman American builder, and is Sevierville’s oldest Commission for review as a potential purchased the property in 1914, and it was surviving building, Sevier County’s oldest addition to the Frozen Head State Park and added to the National Register of Historic brick church building, and the only historic was accepted. The Frozen Head State Park Places in 1971. ETPA encourages the creation African American church in the county. The Business and Management Plan has set of a local non-profit organization that can take Gothic-revival church served the thriving renovation as a priority. Friends of Frozen the lead on raising funds and developing a plan African American community until the Head State Park and Natural Area has been for repurposing the structure. 1950s, when the last services were held by working to restore the house and grounds Tennessee Railroad Depot the original congregation. Since that time, the as one of its six objectives. Donations to - Oneida, Scott County church has been used by other congregations the 501(c)(3) Friends organization may be The Tennessee Railroad Depot is a and denominations, and the historic integrity directed to the Stonecipher-Kelly House. reminder of the time when Oneida was has slowly been chipped away. ETPA invites To learn more about the East Tennessee booming with timber and coal being the community to support the Task Force’s Endangered Places, visit www.knoxheritage. transported from the region. This depot is the ongoing fundraising for this project. org/ETPA. 42


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IKE MANY of you Pam Tillis fans,

I first became aware of her music in 1991 with the release of her album, “Put Yourself in My Place.” Being a fan of her famous dad, the late Mel Tillis, it was easy to become a fan of Pam’s. Talented, beautiful, and engaging, she made lifelong fans the world over. Pam has a new album out entitled “Looking for a Feeling” that, once again, knocks it out of the park with great, well-written, genreblending, and stretching songs that will have you slapping the repeat button on your media player countless times. The new album afforded me the opportunity to chat with Pam recently for the first time. The album is definitely one you should purchase, with every song being great and radio worthy. I started off my conversation with Pam by telling her that. “I’m so thrilled to hear that kind of comment, because I kind of, I don’t know, I guess in some ways unintentionally, but in some ways intentionally - I kind of live in my own little musical bubble a little bit,” said Pam. “I was on the road all the time, and it’s funny, sometimes I’ll get tired. I’m funny about listening to too many other artists. Like when I go in and make a record, I don’t want to listen to too many current artists, because I don’t want to be influenced. I’ve actually heard a couple other people say that I want to be unique and I want to try to do my own thing, but I did kind of pull from my influences of the past. “But anyway, I worked really hard on that record, and you don’t ever know how it’s gonna be received. I was actually pretty nervous about it, because it isn’t like everything that’s in style. It’s just me doing me. I’ve been really thrilled with the reviews, but it’s frustrating to not be able to get out there and promote it live. I think it will perform great 44


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live. I really do. I did have one concert with my trio, and that was good. But, you know, it would just be so great to just do the whole record with the band. Hopefully it’ll find its way into people’s hearts.” I asked Pam which song on “Looking for a Feeling” would she point to as a calling card for the whole album. “Wow. Well, I really love ‘My Kind of Medicine’. I really love ‘Burning Star’. I think those things are kind of indicative of the breadth of the record - you know, the span of it.” Pam said this about the feedback on the album so far: “A lot of strong, strong reviews. People are saying, ‘This is genuinely good.’ I don’t know. I mean, I always try to do the strongest record

I can do, but people seem to think this one is really credible and relevant. Everybody can tell that I didn’t phone it in.” Wrapping up our fascinating call, I asked Pam how she wanted to be remembered and what she hoped her legacy would be. “Wow. Well, if you’re talking to artists, it’s a little different than the way you might phrase it to your fans. But to put the best, to give your best, is an act of love. And to make music that has integrity and has meaning to people, that’s a big deal. To make a song that means something to somebody and they’ve made it part of the soundtrack of their life, it’s a reason people show up at your concerts. And the things that they say to you: ‘You were my first CD I bought or my first cassette I bought’, or ‘I wore this record out’. When it becomes a part of their life, that’s just an amazing thing to get to be a part of. And, you know, you can’t let it go to your head, because it took a team to get you there. It took all the musicians that played on your record and all the songwriters that you co-wrote with or recorded with. It’s very much a group effort that got you there.” What is definitely clear is that Pam Tillis is still putting out great music worthy of our attention, addition to our listening libraries, and airtime on radio. You can order “Looking for a Feeling” and keep up with Pam by visiting her website at www.PamTillis.com. There is also much more to this interview that you can read at www.boomerocity.com. Randy’s first interview was at the tender age of 13 with none other than Col. Tom Parker. Thirty-six years later he founded the webzine, Boomerocity.com, and has conducted close to 200 interviews with some of the most interesting people in music.


August EVENTS THINGS TO DO • PLACES TO GO • PEOPLE TO SEE August 13-16: Shakespeare Off The Square: Much Ado About Nothing at Ijams Nature Center from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.

August 22: James Gregory at the Bijou Theatre at 7:30 pm.

August 6-9: Shakespeare Off The Square: Much Ado About Nothing at Ijams Nature Center from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.

August 22: “Lions, Tigers, & Bears! Oh My!” Zoofari At Home experience with Zoo Knoxville at 8 pm. August 19: Night at the Museum at Mabry-Hazen House from 6 to 9 pm.

August 13-15: Marble City Opera presents I Pagliacci at the Tennessee Amphitheatre at World’s Fair Park at 7:30 pm.

August 22: Touch A Truck at Zoo Knoxville from 9 am to 1 pm.

August 20-23: Shakespeare Off The Square: Much Ado About Nothing at Ijams Nature Center from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.

August 27 & 28: The Wood Brothers at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

Tremont Institute Resuming Field Programs This Fall TREMONT Institute has been strategizing ways to conduct educational programs safely this fall amidst the ongoing crisis caused by the coronavirus. Despite canceling many spring and summer programs, the institute is moving forward with cautious optimism and with new precautions and procedures in place. Some of Tremont’s programs make a natural fit in their original form in the new climate of “social-distancing.” A backpacking program specifically designed for women is one such example. From start to finish, the three-day backpacking adventure in Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes place outdoors. Chances of contracting the virus are greatly reduced when outdoors, according to many health experts, and the program’s smaller number of participants similarly lowers the chances of spreading the virus. Oneperson tents spaced out in large backcountry campsites will ensure separation, as will the way meals are served. What sets Tremont programs apart from other backpack trips offered in the region, 46


according to Tremont naturalist Elizabeth Davis, is that every facet is educational. From acquiring skills in the most comfortable way to pack one’s backpack, to soaking up the natural and cultural history of the Smokies, to learning about camping technologies such as stoves and water filters, it all takes place under the tutelage of experts like Davis, who will co-lead the trip. Bonding as a group also plays an important role. “Forming community among strangers is important to us at Tremont,” said Davis. “It’s something we do really well, and people need

it now more than ever.” “It’s amazing how you can get together with complete strangers and experience laughter, support, collaboration, and encouragement,” wrote a previous women’s backpack participant following her trip. Women’s Fall Backpack takes place October 8-11. This fall Tremont will also be conducting a photography workshop, hiking programs, and numerous courses through their Southern Appalachian Naturalist Certification Program. To register for fall programs, visit www.gsmit. org/program/calendar. While Tremont plans to move forward with these programs at this time, developments in the coronavirus outbreak may require schedule changes. Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont provides in-depth experiences through educational programs that celebrate ecological and cultural diversity, foster stewardship, and nurture appreciation of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Connecting People and Nature since 1969. For more information, visit www.gsmit.org.

New Exhibitions Opening at the Emporium Center on August 7 THE ARTS & CULTURE

Alliance is pleased to present four new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from August 7-28. A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, August 7, from 5 to 7 pm to which the public is invited to attend at 240 people at a time. All visitors to the Emporium are asked to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing guidelines. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition. Work by Recipients of Bailey Opportunity Grants in the Main Gallery An exhibit of painting, photography, woodwork, forged m e t a l , j e w e l r y, sculpture, and more by 25 of the individual artists who are recipients of an FY21 Ann and Steve Bailey Opportunity Grant. Artists include Bobbie Crews, Curtis Glover, Jessica Gregory, Lila Holdenried, Alex Jaynes, Shannon Johnson, Jeanne Kidd, David Luttrell, Elysia Mann, Jess Maples, Ryan Mason, Renee Mathies, Tom Owens, John Phillips, Spencer Ratliff, Kerry Remp, Annie Rochelle, Nancy Rowland Engle, Ericka Ryba, Roberta Smashey, Emily Taylor, Houston Vandergriff, Brandon Woods, Rodney Yardley, and Conny Zhao. A part of the Arts & Heritage Fund, the Bailey Opportunity Grants provide financial and technical support to individual artists and small, professionally-oriented arts and culture organizations. The grants are designed to spur continued artistic and administrative growth in innovative, entrepreneurial artists, and organizations at any stage in their development. Throughout the next 11 months, the 34 individual artists will utilize their collective $80,300+ for local, regional, and national workshops, studio time, technical equipment, and more. Héctor Saldivar: Mis Raises (My Roots) in the Display Case Héctor Saldivar was born in Mexico City in 1966. Even though he always considered himself a creative person, it was not until later in life that he

embarked on developing his artistic talents. He has participated in events for Casa HoLa (part of HoLa Hora Latina) in Knoxville, as well as with the Tennessee Arts Commission in Nashville. He mainly works with papiermâché and clay; however, he also paints with acrylics and oils. He is an alebrijes artist. Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical (fantasy/mythical) creature. His art honors his Mexican roots. Mark Hipshire and Emma Slaymaker: Shared Spaces in the Atrium

These two Knoxville natives met for the first time across the ocean while living in western France. An intangible sense of familiarity helped them bond quickly in their respective foreign landscapes, and they soon learned about their many shared interests. Both want to promote conservation of the Earth’s ecosystems and find ways of their own to do so. They share a passion for art and use it as an outlet for this message of compassion and conservation. Mark Hipshire, coming from a marine sciences background, complements Emma Slaymaker’s knowledge of terrestrial farm work and horseback riding, and together they hope to use their art to reconnect themselves and others with a love for nature. Hipshire’s passion for painting and drawing originates from his work in chemistry and marine biology. As an undergraduate student, he worked in a research lab with crystalline scintillators that would glow under ultraviolet radiation. As a graduate student, he would go on to study marine sciences, where he became fascinated with the bioluminescent glow of deep-sea creatures. His current portfolio uses scintillating (UV reactive) paints to recreate the bioluminescent effects of marine organisms. He aims to use the wonder of seeing these creatures to inspire others to help preserve our planet’s natural resources for the future. Slaymaker is a Knoxville artist, born and

raised. From a young age, she developed a love for animals, especially horses. She has grown up riding and working on farms. This passion, along with her long held passion for art, has brought her down the path of animal portraiture. She wants to share her love for animals, as well as spread a message of compassion and conservation through her art. Paula Thomas: Evoked in Resin on the North Wall As we journey through this life, we are affected daily with emotions driven by unlimited influences. Whether it be an event, an encounter, a passing by observance, the weather, or nature, our emotions are evoked. How we choose to express those emotions can heal, encourage, and provide escape and reflection. As an artist, I am driven to express emotions through color and movement within the fluid medium of resin. Resin is a unique medium in that it is intensely reflective and can be layered with color and texture within. Because of its fluid nature, it flows unpredictably, yet always turns out uniquely beautiful just like life! My hope is that this collection of work will evoke emotions in the viewer that satisfy and stir the soul. Currently residing in Knoxville, Thomas’ abstract art canvases are composed of the fluid medium of resin mixed with a myriad of paints, inks, and mica powders on unique substrates such as metal and wood to create intensely reflective, colorful, layered pieces that are the perfect marriage of fluid movement, texture, and color. Inspired by color and nature, the emanation of her works bring an influence of emotion and mood to the viewer. Summer Members Show, Continuing on Display in the Balcony This portion of the Summer Members Show opened on June 5 and features the work of 46 artists who live and create in the region. The exhibitions are on display at the Emporium Center, located at100 S. Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. For more information, contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at 865-523-7543 or visit www.knoxalliance.com. August 2020 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


THE WATER IS OPEN 5 Tips to Relax and Recharge on a Boat This Summer A R T I C L E C O U R T E SY O F B P T



summer while social distancing? With annual traditions such as camps and sporting events canceled, the best way to seek relief and recharge with your loved ones may be to “get on board” for a summer on the water. Recent data suggests that interest in fishing and boating has grown amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a recent Harris poll, one in five Americans said they’re more likely to try these activities than they were prior to the pandemic. And, among parents, the statistic is one in four. Numerous marine dealers across the country are reporting strong spring sales with consumers eager to get on the water, and Discover Boating, the nation’s consumer boating resource, is seeing record growth in consumer web traffic and boat searches, signifying a high demand for close-to-home recreation. With boating restrictions lifting nationwide and the COVID-19 response dictating where and how far people can travel, boating and fishing are ideal activities to de-stress and unwind while naturally allowing you to abide by social distancing guidelines. “The outdoors is a welcome remedy to stress and anxiety,” said Dr. Sue Varma, a nationally recognized psychiatrist. “Being in nature supports each of the four ‘M’s of mental health: Mindfulness, mastery, meaningful engagement, and movement. In particular, being on the water encourages mindfulness by helping you get away from distractions, it supports mastery by teaching you a new skill, it provides meaningful engagement through quality time with others you may be quarantining with, and 48


it promotes physical movement by getting you outside without requiring a strenuous workout. From a psychiatrist’s perspective, it’s a smart way to follow social distancing guidelines while prioritizing your health and wellness.” There are several easy ways to go boating or fishing, whether you’re ready to buy a boat, test the waters aboard different vessels, or seek solace fishing on water or ashore. Here are tips from Discover Boating to help you find your way to the water this summer. 1. Purchase your dream boat. Chart your own course to boat ownership by visiting www.DiscoverBoating.com, where you’ll find a boat finder and loan calculator tool to help determine your budget and identify the different types of boats that fit your lifestyle and interests. The site can connect you with manufacturers whose boats best fit your needs and wants, plus learn about new boat shopping processes during COVID-19. 2. Join a boat club. Find a boat club near you to access a variety of boats. You’ll pay a monthly fee and be able book your time on the water online. Most boat clubs take care of docking, cleaning, maintenance, and boat training courses, which all follow new CDC and social distancing guidelines. 3. Rent a boat. Rental options are available on most waterways and provide hourly, daily, or weekly access to a variety of boat types. Rental outfitters give tutorials on operating a boat, provide safety instruction, and offer suggestions on destinations. 4. Share a boat. Another rental option is peer-to-peer boat

rentals. You can search by location or type of boat. Peer-to-peer rental services have tens of thousands of different boats available across the nation. You simply connect with the owner, find out what sort of gear is aboard the boat and included in the rental and other details, and then hit the water. Most arrangements for boat sharing are made on an app or via computer, minimizing personal contact and eliminating the need to enter an office. You can also inquire with the owners about their boat cleaning and sharing procedures to ensure a healthy transaction. 5. Go fish. There are thousands of bodies of water where you can cast a line. TakeMeFishing. org is an all-in-one resource to help anyone get started fishing in minutes. Features on the site include how-to guides, an interactive map of places to fish near you, and water access updates to help you fish safely while social distancing. You can even purchase your fishing license on the site. Whether you’re ready to purchase a boat or simply test the waters this summer, all marine businesses have new standard operating procedures following CDC guidelines to ensure the well-being of boaters and their staff. This includes personal protective equipment, socially distant classroom and on-water training, and enhanced sanitation protocol of boats. Visit www.DiscoverBoating.com for a host of resources and tips for getting on the water, boat shopping, safe practices amid the pandemic, public access maps, and more. Planning to “get on board” this summer? Use the social media hashtag #TheWaterIsOpen to share your boating and fishing moments.

Here’s Where Small Business Owners Drop the Ball B Y TO M I R M E N


HE TRUTH is that if most small

business owners were as adept at planning for their retirements as they are at managing the day-to-day activities of their businesses, they would have a lock on their financial futures. So why do so many entrepreneurs put off planning for retirement? Well, for starters, we’re busy, not to mention that retirement is a long way off for many of us. That’s what you think. I’m 70 years old, and the span of time from age 35 to today was a little more than the blink of an eye. You simply will not believe how time accelerates as you age. And the longer you postpone planning for your retirement, the greater the risks are that your dreams for your future retirement may not live up to your expectations. The bottom line is that the sooner you start planning, the more secure you will be in your retirement. Time is of the essence in planning for your future, and you may be well advised to seek the advice of a qualified financial planner in your efforts, as there are far more moving parts to your retirement plan than you might have



Time is of the essence in planning for your future, and you may be well advised to seek the advice of a qualified financial planner in your efforts, as there are far more moving parts to your retirement plan than you might have imagined. imagined. In addition, there are numerous uncertainties as well. Will you be able to count on the availability of Social Security in the future? Will healthcare costs become unaffordable? Will you outlive your retirement nest egg? Will you require expensive long-term care as you age?

I would not recommend going it alone when planning for your re t i re m e n t . A qualified planner – and here’s where it gets sticky – who puts your goals ahead of theirs is worth their weight in gold. But start today. The earlier you start planning, the higher the investment risk tolerance you can accept and the greater the potential rewards. And if things don’t go exactly as you planned, you will likely still have ample time to recover. Taking these same risks later in life can have unintended negative consequences that you may never be able to fully recover from. But won’t the sale of my business at retirement be enough to ensure a secure future you might ask? Perhaps, but do you really want to put all your eggs into that one basket?




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