Everything Knoxville August 2023 Edition

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This Retirement Workshop will focus on your financial needs, but also topics such as charitable giving, the legacy you would like to leave, the importance of estate planning documents, and answers to your specific questions.

This complimentary workshop is most relevant for recent retirees and those who are within five years of retirement.

Travis Cullman, CFP®, CPFA Senior Vice President, SageSpring Investment Professional, RJFS P: 865.686.5202 F: 865.622.9579 Travis.Cullman@sagespring.com | sagespring.com 136 Concord Rd, Knoxville, TN 37934 STEWARDSHIP.

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9 SageSpring Wealth Partners

The Retirement Workshop for those nearly or newly retired.

14 West Knox Acupuncture

Begin your journey to live life pain free.

22 SouthEast Bank

More than just a pit stop: Trevor Bayne's partnership.

30 Designer Garages

Give a much-needed face-lift to your tired garage floor.

38 Undercover Systems

Enjoy more outdoor family fun with their unique underdeck ceiling system.



Rachael Sheridan and Sandy Kozar explain the value of hiring a professional interior designer. For more than 13 years, the Kozar Design Team has been creating uniquely curated designs with their clients' needs and budget in mind. Your home is your most prized possession, so let them make it the functional and aesthetically pleasing space of your dreams.

From the Publisher

IHAVE ENJOYED the city of Knoxville since moving here in 1993. I always appreciated the 1982 World’s Fair nickname bestowed on us, Scruffy City, as I feel it harkens to our unpretentious “not trying to impress anybody” but steadily improving confidence.

The entire Old City area was revitalized in the years after we arrived, and what a change it has made to the entire downtown area. A few years ago, my visiting mother-in-law was impressed by all the local pedestrian traffic - the Saturday sidewalks were full of shoppers, diners, and those meeting friends to go to a show. Our downtown has everything you could be in the mood for - haute cuisine, unique shops, theaters and galleries of all types, funky eateries, one-of-a-kind event spaces, plenty of outdoor seating - all surrounded by Market Square’s versatile stage, Krutch Park’s water features and sculpture installations, colorful murals, historic architecture, and beautifully repurposed buildings. Just wow!

I beamed when I saw that Knoxville was ranked the 4th best arts district in the country by USA Today - bested by only Minneapolis, Cleveland, and Dallas. We were the smallest city to make the Top 10! Our thriving Arts & Culture Alliance - along with a long list of gallery spaces, concerts, and festivals, where everyone’s preferences are represented, and historic museum spaces with rotating exhibits and events - all contribute to our culturally enriched downtown area.

If you have not ventured downtown lately, a good place to start is the First Friday ArtWalk that has been going strong for 20 years. Galleries stay open until 9 pm on the first Friday evening of every month. Don’t miss the Emporium on Gay Street with its underground lower level and artists studios or Dogwood Arts in the Old City. There are just too many to list. I encourage all Knoxvillians to take advantage of the diverse and expanding cultural happenings. We really are so very fortunate!

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designs you can TRUST Why Hire An Interior Designer?

That is a great question, and I am glad you asked! To put it simply, hiring a professional interior designer allows clients peace of mind by bringing their aesthetics and needs together in a way that is convenient, curated, and fun.

There are many misconceptions about what an interior designer does. Many assume that the role of a designer is just to make a room pretty, and while that is a part of it, working with an interior designer has many additional benefits.

wallpaper, and wall color by using the elements and principles of design. Our aim is to create visual interest, along with adding comfort and style. Is there enough variety and texture? Does the space require more lighting? Will additional seating be needed? Should the window treatments provide sun protection or privacy? Would the room need to be easily cleanable because of children and pets? These are some of the many questions we ask when pulling together a design.

“I have been working with Sandy and Rachael since September of 2019, and they have done a wonderful job. They truly put the customer's needs first, and I can trust that every detail is a well-thought-out process, things that the non-decorator in me would have never thought of. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a decorator.”

Experienced and Trained - With a combined 25 years of experience and degrees in interior design, as well as being Decorating Den Certified Designers, we have the experience and training to make rooms functional and aesthetically pleasing. Oftentimes we do this by creating a different layout, changing the traffic flow, and/or using the proper amount and scale of furniture. We also coordinate fabrics, furniture, flooring, window treatments, artwork, lighting,

Uniquely Curated - We also make sure that every design matches the lifestyle preferences and functional needs of each client. In-depth interviews during our complimentary consultation with the homeowner allows us to create and implement a unique personalized design plan. We strive to understand the overall impression or mood they would like their home to evoke, the characteristics the specific room should have, and their precise needs. We then sculpt their ideas into their customized design. From the thousands of design alternatives available to us, we narrow the scope to two or three perfectly curated design options for their home, making sure that it fits all of their requirements and desires. Since all of the choices we present will be perfect for the finished room, clients can easily select their favorites. We eliminate the stress and wasted time of considering solutions that will not work or endless shopping at retail locations trying to bring it all together.

Set Your Investment - Oftentimes when homeowners are furnishing their home by themselves, it is done piece by piece over long periods of time. After it is all said and done, they might be surprised at just how much they have spent on their room. When we work with clients, we design within an investment range. Once this range is set, it allows us to determine which of our vendors (from good, better, best, and luxury lines) is best suited for the design project. We can work room by room, entire homes, or bits at a time, but the project will be within the agreed-upon investment range. Not sure what things cost at the moment? That’s okay, during our complimentary consultations, we walk through what items typically cost and work with our clients to find a comfortable expenditure range. When clients give us an investment amount, we are respectful of that.

“They made the process of furnishing several rooms painless. Everything came together and was installed right on time, and I absolutely love coming home. So thankful for their hard work!”
-Laura, Knoxville

“Sandy Kozar and Rachael helped us to redecorate our 'new' home. They listened to our vision and then helped us create a beautiful home that we will enjoy for years to come. They helped us with furniture, lamps, rugs, draperies, and accessories - a lot! A very positive experience from start to finish. We highly recommend them!!”

Avoiding Costly Mistakes - One of the best benefits to hiring a designer is that we save homeowners costly mistakes, as well as the hassle of returning or repairing those mistakes. By using our photo-realistic 3D renderings, scaled sketches, physical fabric, wood, and rug swatches, we are able to show each client exactly how their new room will look. We analyze all of the pros and cons of each option. Our clients can feel confident their new room will be exactly as it was envisioned for them!

Professional Results - Another benefit of hiring professionals - professional results! We help clients from the beginning of their project to the end and beyond. Our professional design services are all-inclusive: all plans, drawings, conceptual sketches, and renderings, all presentations, project sourcing of all materials, all finish and fixture selections throughout, all selections to ensure both function and aesthetic fit for all furniture, rugs, lighting, window treatments, art accessories, and more selections.

Throughout the project management aspect, we are responsible for purchasing all goods

approved, tracking and shipping management, professional receiving, inspection of all goods, coordinate schedules with installers, delivery, and professional installation of all goods.

We also update clients throughout the process to ensure all progress stays on track to meet expected deadlines.

We are there for every installation, guiding our professional installers to ensure that everything is placed in the perfect spot. We strive for excellence in all that we do, and by doing all of this, we give our clients the reassurance that everything will be handled with dedication and our high-quality standards.

Ready to see the difference that hiring a professional can bring? Let’s chat about your next project! We can’t wait to hear from you! Give us a call at 865-392-6222 or visit our website at SandyKozar.DecoratingDen.com to get started today! Remember, the sooner you get started, the sooner you will be enjoying your beautiful new room!

Sandy Kozar interior designer/owner Rachael Sheridan interior designer 13 CELEBRATING years! FURNITURE | ACCESSORIES | LIGHTING | WINDOW TREATMENTS | BEDDING | WALL COVERINGS FLOOR COVERINGS | ART | OUTDOOR FURNITURE | HUNTER DOUGLAS SandyKozar.DecoratingDen.com skozar@decoratingden.com 865.392.6222 Complimentary Consultations

FOR T HE PAST several years, homeowners have been investing in garage floor coatings - and the trend continues to grow. A recent industry report showed that consumer demand for garage flooring has increased almost 20% during the past two years.

Since a garage floor takes more daily abuse than any other floor in the home, it should be beautiful, yet tough enough to handle hot tires from cars, trucks, and motorcycles. However, all garage floor coatings are definitely not created equal. Most large home improvement stores sell DIY epoxy garage floor kits. These kits often consist of relatively inexpensive, water-based epoxies, which make good basecoats. However, they do not include a high-performance urethane topcoat or proper concrete preparation, causing the flooring system to fail prematurely.

PremierGarage of Knoxville, the area’s flooring experts, says your garage floor coating should include these important industry practices:

Grind Preparation, Not Acid Wash

A significant factor in the longevity of a concrete coating is the preparation of the floor. It requires a surface texture that promotes a strong bond between the epoxy and the floor surface. Grinding creates the correct surface

texture for the base coat to adhere to the concrete. Some companies try to acid wash floors, which is a less-expensive method, but it does not create a good bond, resulting in a much lower bond strength and much higher probability of floor failure.

Full Flake Coverage, Not Partial

The amount of flake broadcast into the epoxy not only has a decorative purpose, but it also has a functional purpose. Decorative flakes actually make the epoxy layer thicker and act as an additional bonding agent. Since the flakes are more flexible, it can help prevent chipping when objects

That Lasts

are dropped onto it. Saturating the base coat with the flakes makes it up to three times thicker than if someone “sprinkled” flakes onto a solid epoxy color.

Commercial-Grade Top Coat

Using a high-quality, commercialgrade polyurethane topcoat is vital so the floor stands up to hot tires and dropped tools for many years. Polyurethane provides chemical, slip, UV, and scratch resistance, as well as gloss retention. It also reduces allergens by resisting the growth of microorganisms. The non-porous coating cures to twice as hard as traditional epoxies, making the garage floor resistant to gasoline, auto fluids, paint thinner, pesticides, and other household chemicals that can destroy inferior epoxy finishes.

Call PremierGarage of Knoxville to help you create a long-lasting garage floor. Then add custom garage cabinets and other storage solutions to turn your garage into your favorite spot in the home.

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Nearly or Newly Retired?

WILL MY MONEY last in retirement? Am I getting killed in taxes? I give so much to charity - why can’t I deduct it? Should I go on Medicare or keep my employer coverage? Which retirement accounts do I draw from first? Should I change my investment strategy? Should I get a living trust or a will? How do I best leave a charitable legacy? What should I do with my 401(k) now that I’m retired? How do I claim my pension, and how does that work with my other retirement income?

In case you couldn’t tell, Cullman Wealth Team receives quite a few questions from our retiree clients! We love helping them find the answers and solutions to all these questions and more. The sad reality, however, is that many people with these same questions don’t have a trusted advisor who can guide them toward the answer. This leaves them feeling discouraged and anxious.

If only there was a place where you could get real-world advice from an advisor whose only motive is to educate and empower retirees. If only there was an event where you could get answers to all

things “retirement.” Well, now there is!

Introducing the “Retirement Workshop.”

If you’re retired or close to it, this complimentary workshop is for all your financial questions! No steak dinner, no song and dance, just good advice. Topics for discussion will include taxes and charitable giving, estate planning, investment income strategy, and much more! Bring your questions and leave your checkbooks at home. There will be two sessions, each with the same information, so choose the one that works best for you.


Thursday, September 28th

Lighthouse Knoxville in the School House Room

6800 Baum Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919

9:30 am - 12:30 pm Morning Session

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Afternoon Session

Sign up today! See our ad on page 2, and visit SageSpring.com/advisors/cullmanwealth-team for more information and to sign up. Questions? Call us at 865-686-5202.

Travis Cullman, CFP, CPFA Senior Vice President, SageSpring Investment Professional, RJFS

136 Concord Rd, Knoxville, TN 37934 865.686.5202



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Why Choose My Professional Plumber?

JAMIE FOSTER, a 4th generation plumber, started My Professional Plumber in 2010. After working for other companies, Jamie saw a real need to increase the level of service to customers. And with more than 30 years of plumbing experience, along with being a state licensed master plumber, Jamie knew exactly what his business goals would be, so he outlined them under the heading of “5 Things Our Customers Can Expect.”

1. We show up on time. We’ll be at your door when we promise. We guarantee our technician will show up on time. We are easy to reach… real people answer our phones day and night.

2. Protection and peace of mind. All of our technicians carry the Technician Seal of Safety identification card, assuring you that they have passed a criminal background check and are regularly drug tested.

3. Respect for your home. Our technicians are neat, clean, and respect your home. We’ll even wear shoe covers and clean up after ourselves.

4. No risk guarantee. You will be satisfied with your service or you’ll get 100% of your money back!

5. No surprises. You approve the price before we start the work. There are NO hidden surprises!

“If you are looking for a quality service, you found it! Answered all my questions, made sure I understood everything. On top of the excellent service, they were kind and respectful. They went above and beyond to ensure that our home was taken care of and that we had peace of mind.”

Jamie and his plumbing crew set very high expectations for themselves and their work. Their website is full of positive reviews that reflect that commitment. Trust My Professional Plumber with any and all of your plumbing needs.

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Where Yoga Meets Community

My Personal Journey


I knew what yoga was... skinny girls twisting up like pretzels, smelling vaguely of incense, talking about their latest juice cleanse. Which is a lovely way to live, but certainly not for me.

Yoga wasn’t for me, the girl who trips going UP the stairs. Me - the girl who cringes at the curves she sees in the mirror. Me - the clumsy, imperfect, overweight, nervous girl who lives firmly inside her comfort zone... yoga wasn’t for me.

Or, at least, that’s what I thought until my first class at Blue Ridge Yoga. I quickly learned that yoga is for everyone. It’s for me, and it can be for you, too. Their studio is a beautiful community of people, from

By learning to connect movement to my breath, I discovered a new sense of well-being. I witnessed gradual improvements in my strength, flexibility, mental health, and self-confidence. Now I hold my head higher, speak a little louder, and find myself gravitating toward more brightly colored clothing.

When I feel stressed, anxious, or

overwhelmed - which is quite often, because I’m still the same person I’ve always beenI’m able to smooth out my frantic thoughts, slow the rapid beating of my heart, soften my muscles, and overcome the moment. That level of control is a gift and one I never expected to find on a yoga mat.

Taking classes at Blue Ridge Yoga has empowered, inspired, and challenged me in so many ways. With each practice, I fall in love with yoga all over again. I’m not a perfect yogi. I stumble out of poses, can’t do a plank to save my life, and secretly dread the day I’m offered a kale smoothie. I won’t ever fit the stereotype, but luckily, I don’t need to.

Real yoga is about accepting yourself as you are, and finding peace there... and Blue Ridge Yoga is the perfect place to start that incredible journey.

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RE YOU tired of giving generic, run-of-the-mill gifts that lack thought and meaning? Look no further! David and Lysette opened Make It Yours in 2020 to revolutionize the way you celebrate your loved ones. They are your one-stop-shop for all things personalized, where you can customize almost any type of gift to create a truly unique and memorable experience.

At Make It

Yours, they understand that every individual is special and deserves a gift that reflects their personality, passions, and preferences. That’s why they offer an extensive range of customizable products to cater to your every gifting need. From custom-engraved jewelry and personalized home décor to monogrammed accessories and custom printed clothing, they have it all. You name it, and they can personalize it!

David and his team of expert artisans and designers are passionate about their craft and dedicated to bringing your vision to life. With their exceptional skills and attention to detail, they will transform your ideas into stunning reality. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, wedding, or any other special occasion, Make It Yours will help you create a gift that will be cherished forever.

Make It Yours sources only the finest materials and uses state-of-the-art techniques to ensure that your customized gifts are of the highest standard. Their commitment to craftsmanship and customer satisfaction is unwavering, and they strive to exceed your expectations with every order.

So why settle for ordinary when you can give extraordinary? Visit Make It Yours today and unlock a world of limitless gifting possibilities. Let David and Lysette (and store greeter Great Pyrenees, Teddy) help you create moments of joy and make your loved ones feel truly special. Personalize your gifts and watch the magic unfold!

Make It Yours

10541 Kingston Pike, Suite A Knoxville, TN 37922



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Begin Your Journey to Live Life Pain Free

WHENWE first opened West Knox Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine in 2021, we knew that people would be very curious and have questions about our practice. In addition to helping our patients live pain-free lives, we love educating the community on what acupuncture is and how we can help you, so we have compiled the most commonly asked questions. Have one that isn’t covered? We invite you to call our office. We would be happy to talk with you.

What types of conditions can be treated with acupuncture?

While acupuncture can be used for many health conditions, at West Knox Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine, we focus on treating complex, chronic cases such as fibromyalgia, peripheral neuropathy, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, and failed surgeries, as well as women’s health issues like infertility, endometriosis, and PCOS.

After a torn meniscus, I had knee pain along with advanced arthritis. I had tried all the injections and physical therapies but was still not able to stand for long periods comfortably. My treatments not only eased the knee pain, but also my lower back and hip pain that I now realize were related. I can now get out and hike and tailgate and go to games, which I was not able to do before.


how exactly does acupuncture work?

One of the many ways it works is by stimulating the nervous system to produce specific hormones and neurotransmitters. You’ve heard of serotonin or dopamine - well, we can get the nerves to produce the desired effects like improved sleep from anxiety or insomnia, regulate hormones for women’s health conditions and erectile dysfunction, or even produce the body’s own natural painkillers for chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia.

That sounds great, but will it work for me?

Every BODY is different. We have high clinical success rates because we are very selective of the types of cases we take on. No two conditions are treated the same, even though patients may present with similar symptoms.

The best way to find out if we can help is to schedule an in-depth consultation with our doctors so they can see if you are a good candidate for our treatments. If we can help you, we will let you know what it will take during your initial consultation so there are no surprises later. If we can’t help, we are often able to refer you to someone who can.

How long until I start feeling better?

Everyone responds differently, but if you’ve had something for a long time, we tell our patients not to expect a cure overnight. After 20 years of being in practice, the most important thing we have learned is that all long-term healing takes time and consistency.

Do I need to get a referral from my medical doctor to make an appointment for acupuncture treatments?

In Tennessee, acupuncturists are licensed by the Tennessee Department of Health and no referral is necessary. You can make an appointment directly by calling our office at 865-275-2444.

How do most medical doctors feel about acupuncture?

Forty years ago, it was common for MDs to be skeptical. However, in 2022, every healthcare provider wants to work with an acupuncturist. Integrative or complementary medicine is the new buzzword, because it works for so many tough, seemingly incurable cases. They often refer many of their difficult cases to us because we solve problems that they don’t have good solutions for and vice versa. We complement each other’s treatments well, so it is a true Integrative Medical model. Does insurance cover this?

Our clinic provides a complementary insurance benefits check to see what coverage you may have, but cost has never been an issue for our patients to start care. They are just happy we can help them where other providers might have said there is nothing that can be done.

Acute and Chronic Pain

• Failed Surgeries

• Headaches/Migraines

• Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

• Back, Neck, and Joint Pain

• Heel and Plantar Fasciitis

Chronic Conditions

• Fibromyalgia

• Chronic Fatigue

• Diabetes

• Asthma

Neurological Disorders

• Peripheral Neuropathy

• Post Stroke Recovery

• Bell’s Palsy

• Multiple Sclerosis

Women’s Health

• Fertility and Pregnancy

• Hormone Imbalances

• Menopause/Perimenopause

• Endometriosis and PCOS

Autoimmune Diseases

• Rheumatoid Arthritis

• Irritable Bowel Syndrome

• Psoriasis/Psoriatic Arthritis

• Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

… and many other conditions

Dr. A.J. worked in a hospital for more than 15 years treating patients just like this where they were sent to him after they had tried everything else. He was often seen as the last resort with the best results. Acupuncture is also very complementary and works well in conjunction with the types of modalities you mentioned.

What can a patient expect when they come into the clinic?

I had been to many, many doctors after years of pain and numbness in my feet without getting any relief. I really look forward to coming in for my treatments because after each one, my condition improves. I can now sleep at night without having to get up and walk around until the numbness subsides.

I had chronic lower back pain for over a year. I had been to many doctors and had every test imaginable. They had run out of options for me outside of medication. After my treatments at West Knox Acupuncture, my pain has been relieved completely. I have gone from 60 pain pills per month to only four.

Do you treat long hauler Covid-related conditions like hair loss or loss of


We have had great success treating long hauler related symptoms such as hair loss, fatigue, brain fog, loss of smell or taste, and quite often within a few months patients regain their sense of smell and taste.

What kind of training do you have in order to practice acupuncture?

Our providers have doctorate degrees and are Board Certified both nationally and in several states. Drs. A.J. & Monica have a combined 40 years of experience practicing.

I’ve had surgery, PT, injections, and chiropractic already. Can acupuncture still help me?

After your meeting with the doctor, you will get a personalized treatment plan that gives you the best opportunity to get the results you want. The recommended plans are based on the most current evidence-based research and decades of experience successfully treating these conditions.

If you have been living with pain or a chronic health problem and would like a second opinion, call West Knox Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine today at 865-275-2444 to set up your consultation with one of our experienced doctors!


Knox Acupuncture

and Integrative Medicine

9125 Cross Park Drive, Suite 150 Knoxville, TN 37923 865.275.2444



and a passion for getting more organized. However, her closet was a chaotic mess with clothes strewn haphazardly, shoes scattered across the floor, and accessories buried under piles of fabric.

One morning, after being late to work again because she couldn’t find a matching shoe in her closet, Kate confided her organization woes to a friend. The friend recommended calling The Tailored Closet to solve her problem. Frustrated with her messy closet, Kate decided to call the company and explore this promising solution to her never-ending closet distress.

At the scheduled time, an experienced, friendly Tailored Closet consultant named Ashley came to her home. Ashley intently listened to Kate’s frustrations and dreams of having a perfectly organized space. She smiled and assured her that an affordable custom closet would be the answer to her muddled mess.

Ashley asked about her preferences, storage needs, and personal style. Kate shared her vision, describing shelves for her shoe collection, dedicated compartments for her accessories, and plenty of hanging space for her dresses and blouses. Ashley designed the closet of Kate’s dreams, and in just a few weeks, the company’s skilled craftsmen transformed her closet into a haven of order and beauty.

Kate’s heart skipped a beat as she entered her stunning new closet. Every inch of the closet had been thoughtfully designed to maximize space and functionality. Shelves lined the walls to neatly display her shoes, handbags, and cherished sweaters. Drawers with dividers would hold her jewelry, keeping each piece safe and easily accessible. Mirrors adorned the doors, reflecting a sense of elegance and grace. There was space for her shirts, dresses, and even her summer maxi dresses.

With a newfound sense of joy, Kate began to fill her closet. Each item found its rightful place, bringing a sense of harmony to her once chaotic world. Getting ready in the morning became a delight, and she was never late again for work, as she effortlessly located her favorite outfits and accessories, no longer wasting precious time searching through clutter. With an organized closet designed just for her, Kate lived happily ever after.

With The Tailored Closet of Knoxville, a custom-designed, organized closet is not a fairy tale. Whatever your style, The Tailored Closet will design a closet that fits your needs and budget. As whole-home organization specialists, The Tailored Closet also has innovative storage solutions for the pantry, laundry, home offices, garage, and more. Yes, you too can live happily ever after.

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THEKITCHEN is probably the hardest working room in your home. We all want it to be beautiful, but it’s where we cook, bake, gather, and store essentials like food, supplies, and pots and pans, so it has to be functional. A well-thought out kitchen has plenty of storage to keep countertops clear and is designed so you can quickly and easily find what you need and conveniently reach it.

ShelfGenie is the true turn-key leader in kitchen innovation

At ShelfGenie, we design, build, and install custom Glide-Out™ shelves for your existing cabinets and pantries. They increase storage by up to 50% and pull out their full depth so you can access the entire shelf front to back. Each shelf can hold up to 100 lbs and is made in America using high-quality materials and superior craftsmanship. We do not use one-size-fits-all, big box store substitutes.

Our process begins and ends with the homeowner

1. Our design consultant will get to know your exact needs during our free, in-home consultation and will provide you with a free 3-D design of your kitchen so you’ll see exactly what your new kitchen space will look like.

2. Your Glide-Out™ shelves will be manufactured in our very own manufacturing facility to your exact specifications.

3. Our licensed, professional installer will then install your order in one day. Finally, your designer will reach out to ensure you’re completely 100% satisfied.

Enjoy your innovative new kitchen

Turn frustration with your kitchen into joy. You can expect to increase storage, reduce clutter and wasted time looking for items, and avoid having to bend, twist, or reach into the backs of cabinets.

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MORE THAN JUST A PIT STOP: Trevor Bayne’s Partnership with SouthEast Bank


THIS JULY, SouthEast Bank finalized its partnership with 2011 Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne. In working with the bank, Bayne will participate in marketing campaigns, support promotional events, promote their suites of products and services, and uphold the bank’s commitment to serving the Middle and East Tennessee areas.

Trevor Bayne is a NASCAR driver, commentator, and entrepreneur. He has run more than 350 races across multiple NASCAR series and made history as the youngest-ever winner of the Daytona 500, a title Bayne holds today. Bayne is currently working as an analyst on the NASCAR Race Hub television show and NASCAR Raceday on FS1; he continues his racing career by competing in select Xfinity Series races for Joe Gibbs Racing.

As a Knoxville native, Bayne has always expressed a desire to give back to the community that supported his successes. He opened Knoxville’s Mahalo Coffee in 2019, a business that continues to be a staple in the community even after Bayne sold it in early 2023. His dedication to his professional and personal career and his love for his Tennessee community made Bayne a perfect fit for SouthEast Bank’s brand.

With 14 branches across Tennessee, SouthEast Bank values people-centric banking by supporting growing local businesses with personalized services, holding community events, and continuously donating to community-impacting organizations in Tennessee. In partnering with Bayne, SouthEast Bank hopes to create deeper ties to the area as both parties seek to enrich the surrounding communities together.

As a product of this collaboration, Bayne will join SouthEast Bank in hosting a food

drive for Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee on September 9th from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm at their Farragut branch. While collecting donations, the event will also provide food, a bounce house, and music for all who come by. Bayne will be present to help collect donations, sign memorabilia, and meet the local community.

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee primarily seeks canned meats, peanut butter, and protein-rich foods that have a longer shelf life. Donations will support the organization’s mission to end food insecurity for children, adults, and seniors in East Tennessee. SouthEast Bank encourages everyone to contribute to Second Harvest, whether staying for the festivities or simply dropping in.

Experience an afternoon of community celebration and support for Second Harvest’s mission with SouthEast Bank. Join us on September 9th as we come together with Trevor Bayne to drive out hunger in the local Knoxville community.

SouthEast Bank

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The Art of Being Local

THERE’S ONLY O NE hard and fast rule when seeking a local dining experience: no chains. There isn’t much local aesthetic if you can find the exact same thing several hundred miles away. Chains were always off my menu… until I tried Condado Tacos. I’d passed the new restaurant in Turkey Creek’s Pinnacle a dozen times, always thinking “I gotta try that soon.” Soon was a Saturday this summer.

The hand-painted murals make a big impression as people step from the lethargic summer heat into a truly “lit” watering hole. With glass garage doors for those great-weather days and enough detail on the vivid walls to hold your eyes for hours, this is where it gets local.

Before opening, Condado hires local artists to paint the restaurant collaboratively. The Knoxville team chose the Zodiac calendar as their theme and painted 12 representative personalities accompanied by Knoxville references. The bar top, too, is completely hand-painted and displays black ink sketches on medallions of home-grown celebrities like Dolly Parton, Quinten Tarantino, and Pat Summit, who helped put Knoxville on the

map. A full list of the artistic contributors’ social media handles is at the bottom of each menu.

While the vibe is unlike anything I’ve encountered, the flavor is somehow even more rare. I had my doubts; how many ways can you make a taco? Condado invites you to find out. As “a place to come as you are, soak up the local vibe, and feel connected,” Condado allows you to build your own masterpiece - not like a Tex Mex Subway but a made-to-order, no options barred, custom taco (or nacho) experience.

Condado has figured out the secret to making a sog-proof nacho chip. Housemade and fried to stay crisp through the whole meal. Not only do they not melt under the weight of queso and fresh veggies, but they capture that smoky fried flavor almost like a wanton, with all the vehicular characteristics of the best salsa and guac vessel ever made.

I always trust the chef the first time around, so I ordered from the street taco list. My first pick: Braised + Confused , a flour tortilla with rice, beef brisket, jicama slaw, pickled red onions, queso fresco,

and chipotle crema. I followed with the deceptively simply named Korean BBQ . A soft flour tortilla wrapped around a hard corn tortilla, stuffed with the Condado original smoked cheddar queso, slow-roasted pulled pork, BBQ sauce, pickled jalapenos, and pineapple salsa, my instantaneous yum could only be trumped by all that crunching.

Taste everything at once or make it your new go-to for Taco Tuesday, but recognize that Condado is intentional about making this a Knoxvillians’ restaurant. Grab a stool, taste brews from local joints like XUL, and appreciate that your experience is unique.

Riley Woody is a University of Tennessee graduate, Knoxville native and avid foodie ready for any adventure with her pen and palate in tow.

See Trevor Bayne when you bring canned donations for Second Harvest at the Farragut branch on September 9th.

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Our facility comes with spacious, supervised playrooms where dogs are placed according to their size, temperament, and play style to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for your beloved pet.


DOES YOUR PUP want more playtime after you’ve enjoyed a game of fetch? After long walks, are they still full of energy? Are they interrupting your conference calls for attention while you’re working from home?

Chances are they need more movement and engagement in their day. Dogs are social and want to see more than just you (no offense!), their home, and neighborhood. Bored dogs may act out with behaviors like increased barking, whining, self grooming, or chewing on household items. It’s their way of telling you they need to be doing activities that keep them stimulated. Not to worry, you can help break these new habits.


Friday, August 11 - Sunday, August 13 Village Green Shopping Center, Farragut

Free 3-day festival of fun, food, shopping, and competition with more than 400 jumps and 150 canine competitors!

Consider dog daycare to provide the exercise and socialization they need. At Dogtopia, they’ll burn off that energy, interact with other dogs and humans, and even learn a new trick or command they can show off. Here are a few ways Dogtopia can help your pup have a happy and healthy lifestyle:

Exercise - Expelling energy and getting a good amount of exercise won’t be a problem! Dogs have free roam of open playrooms, giving them many hours of supervised play. They’re designed with health and safety in mind, featuring compressed rubberized flooring, the highest air quality, and UV lights to kill germs.

Socialization - Dogs enjoy fun-filled days playing with their BFFFs (best furry friends forever) and interacting with Dogtopia’s caring Canine Coaches. Dogs are separated by size and temperament to encourage positive experiences and to learn good canine behavior by interacting with like-minded dogs. Pet parents can watch their pups on web cams available on our app or website.

Mental Stimulation - Every day pups are exposed to new sights and smells, helping to keep their minds active and engaged. A robust events calendar provides fun experiences like agility courses, arts and crafts, dance parties, and fun photo shoots. Dogtopia also incorporates educational activities by teaching basic commands, practicing good manners, brain games, and more.

Don’t feel guilty that you don’t have enough time or energy to play with your dog all the time. We’re here to help! Bring them to Dogtopia for plenty of fun, exercise, and learning! You’ll pick up a calm and happy dog and go home to relax together.

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CELEBRATE THE WORK and legacy of Knoxville’s Clarence Brown, one of Hollywood’s most highly regarded directors. His prolific body of work spanned the silent era into the 1950s. Join international experts in downtown Knoxville for an exploration of Brown’s legacy through film screenings, talks, tours, and more. All events are free and open to the public.

The celebrated director of Classical Hollywood’s biggest films hailed from Old North Knoxville. Brown attended Knoxville High and graduated from UT’s College of Engineering in 1910. Nominated for eight Oscars, he directed the biggest stars of the silver screen, including Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, and Elizabeth Taylor. His impact was more than glamour. He subtly addressed social issues from women’s roles to racism.

This film festival is a collaborative effort of many local institutions, including the Knox County Public Library, East Tennessee Historical Society, East Tennessee History Center, Clarence Brown Theatre, Tennessee Theatre, and Central Cinema.

The Film Festival Schedule of Events:

AUGUST 16, Wednesday

Happy Holler Happy Hour and Walking Tour

5:30 - 7:00 pm • Old North Knoxville

Meet a Central Flats and Taps in the heart of Brown’s childhood neighborhood for a guided tour by Laura Still. Register by the 15th - limited seating.

AUGUST 17, Thursday

Lunch & Learn: Classic and Pre-Code Hollywood

Noon - 1:00 pm • East Tennessee History Center

Bring a lunch and join film critic and blogger Farran Smith Nehme to learn about classic and pre-code Hollywood.

AUGUST 18, Friday

Lunch & Learn: Clarence Brown’s Films

Noon - 1:00 pm • East Tennessee History Center

Bring a lunch and join author Gwenda Young and Farran Smith Nehme to learn more about Clarence Brown’s films.

Guided Tour: ETHC Feature Exhibition “Lights! Camera! East Tennessee!”

1:15 - 2:15 pm • East Tennessee History Center

Along with director Clarence Brown, learn more about the celebrated actors East Tennessee lays claim to, including John Cullum, Dale Dickey, Mary Costa, Christina Hendricks, Leslie Jordan, Levi Kreis, and others.

Clarence Brown: Hollywood Great (Keynote address)

4:00 - 5:00 pm • UT Hodges Library Auditorium

Gwenda Young, author of Clarence Brown: Hollywood’s Forgotten Master, presents an audio-visual journey through Brown’s films.

Clarence Brown Theatre Behind-the-Scenes Tour

6:30 - 7:45 pm • Clarence Brown Theatre

Join us for behind-the-scenes tours of the Clarence Brown Theatre and a reception honoring Brown.

National Velvet (1944) Outdoor Screening

8:00 - 9:30 pm • Clarence Brown Theatre Plaza (outdoors)

Anna Karenina (1935) Showing

4:00 - 5:30 pm • Tennessee Theatre

Clarence Brown’s 1935 adaptation of Anna Karenina holds significant importance as one of the earliest successful film adaptations of Leo Tolstoy’s renowned novel.

The Signal Tower (1924) *RARE! FEATURED!*

Showing with Live Music

8:00 - 9:30 pm • Tennessee Theatre

A rare 35-millimeter screening of The Signal Tower (1924) with live musical accompaniment from Roger Miller of the Anvil Orchestra. The restored film has been previously shown at only two other venues.

AUGUST 20, Sunday

Panel Discussion: Views on Intruder in the Dust

1:30 - 2:00 pm • Tennessee Theatre

Join actor Claude Jarman, Jr., author Gwenda Young, professor Dr. Chuck Maland, and historian Bob Booker for a panel discussion before the movie.

Intruder in the Dust (1949) Showing

2:00 - 4:00pm • Tennessee Theatre

Guided Tour: ETHC Feature Exhibition “Lights! Camera! East Tennessee!”

1:15 - 2:15 pm • East Tennessee History Center

Along with director Clarence Brown, learn more about the celebrated actors East Tennessee lays claim to, including John Cullum, Dale Dickey, Mary Costa, Christina Hendricks, Leslie Jordan, Levi Kreis, and others.

“Clarence Brown’s Hometown”

6:00 - 7:00 pm • Central Cinema/Zoom

In-person or via Zoom - Jack Neely will share insights into Knoxville circa 1900-1910 as Clarence Brown would have experienced it. Zoom requires registration for link.

Smoldering Fires (1925) Showing

7:00 - 9:00 pm • Central Cinema

The silent film explores themes of love, betrayal, and societal expectations, as the lead character finds herself torn between her passion and the consequences of her actions.

This film showcased Brown’s exceptional storytelling abilities and his skill in bringing out the best performances from his actors.

AUGUST 19, Saturday

History Hootenanny

9:00 am - 4:00 pm • East Tennessee History Center

Enjoy live music, children’s activities, a used local history book sale, Knoxville walking tours, shuttles to the Historic House Museums of Knoxville, genealogy workshops, and more!

The Yearling (1946) Showing

Noon - 2:00 pm • Tennessee Theatre

Based on the book, The Yearling captured the timeless themes of youth, loss, and the delicate balance between nature and human existence. Actor Claude Jarman, Jr. will be there for Q&A and a book signing after the movie.

Clarence Brown’s Intruder in the Dust addresses issues of racial injustice and prejudice during a time of heightened racial tension in the United States.

The Eagle (1925) Showing with Live Music

5:00 - 6:30 pm • Tennessee Theatre

Noted for its swashbuckling action, romance, and stunning cinematography, showcasing Brown’s directorial skills during the era of silent cinema, the film is locally remembered for being the first silent film screened at the Tennessee Theatre to be accompanied by the Wurlitzer organ, during a special 1969 screening.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, go to KnoxCountyLibrary.org, ClarenceBrownTheatre.com, or TennesseeTheatre.com.




Where your best friends go for treats! The #1 goal at River Dog Bakery is to provide nutritious and delicious treats for dogs. In addition to their delectable treats, they also offer a wide selection of quality and unique dog toys, accessories, and foods. Their most popular item is the dog birthday cakes, which come in a large or small size. Available at River Dog Bakery, 11422 Kingston Pike in Knoxville, 865.392.1100, RiverDogBakery.com.


Introducing the epitome of elegance and craftsmanship - a custom-made wooden purse crafted from exquisite walnut wood. Measuring 10” wide x 9” tall x 4” deep, this purse offers ample space to carry your essentials while maintaining a sleek and compact design. Embrace the beauty of nature and make a bold fashion statement - a testament to individuality, style, and sustainability. Available at Make It Yours, 10541 Kingston Pike, Suite A in Knoxville, 865.444.6253, MakeItYoursNow.com.


Help cheer the Vols on to victory with this wooden tray with handles. Great for parties or tailgating! Available at our new showroom opening August 21st. Design Decor, 6217 Baum Drive in Knoxville, 865.896.3450, DesignDecorKnoxville.com.


Featuring plush seat cushions and draped in reliable Performance fabric, the Nicholas Sectional brings a breezy sophistication to living spaces. Complete sectional comes with three 20-inch throw pillows in Cannes Velvet Dark Grey Velvet and three 18-inch throw pillows in a Flannel. Now on sale! Available at Shae Design Studio, 9700 Kingston Pike, Suite 11 in Knoxville, 865.313.2656, ShaeDesigns.com.



This beautiful bar cabinet features a black coffee finish, chrome hardware, glass mirror front and back, auto-light, and the ability to store 22 wine bottles and at least that many liquor bottles - a must have for holiday parties! Available at Decorating Den Interiors | Kozar Design Team, 521 Lovell Road, Suite 205 in Knoxville, 865.392.6222, SandyKozar.DecoratingDen.com.


Whether preparing for your next big get-together or cooking for a weeknight meal, have peace of mind in knowing exactly where your food is coming from. Simpson’s Meats provides quality beef, chicken, pork, and other products straight from the farm. Shop their local market at 10830 Murdock Drive in West Knoxville, 865.336.6036, SimpsonsMeats.com.


Discover a variety of Gibson napkins - now at 50% off. Available at Passion on Paper, 259 N. Peters Road, Suite 102 in Knoxville, 865.531.9886, PassionOnPaper.com.


Give a Much-Needed Face-lift to Your Tired Garage Floor

WHEN WAS the last time you looked closely at your concrete garage floor? If it’s been awhile, you may want to brace yourself. In addition to the uninspiring gray color, most likely you’ll find a wide variety of stains, scuffs, and marks… and a few cracks as an added bonus. If you’re shocked at how unsightly your cold cement garage floor really looks, you’re probably ready for an exciting trend in garage design: an attractive and durable epoxy polyaspartic floor.

Made to Match

Your garage is the last room you see when you leave the house and the first that greets you upon returning home. Start and end your day on the right foot with a garage floor that is custom-designed just for you. Match your home’s exterior or interior, coordinate with your car, boat, or motorcycle, or simply choose your favorite color… the possibilities are endless.

Restored for Longevity

An epoxy polyaspartic floor is more than just a beautiful surface: it’s a restorative upgrade for your garage floor. The first and most important step is prepping the floor by grinding the surface with commercial equipment. Next, cracks will be filled, divots repaired, and the floor will be lightly sanded a second time. Finally, colored epoxy, vinyl flakes, and a chemical and abrasion-resistant gloss coating will be applied to supply three layers of protection.

Value-Added Benefits

An epoxy poly floor provides monetary value along with an

increased quality of life. Designed garages are a sought-after feature in today’s housing market, increasing your home’s worth. And you can benefit from the extra square footage to entertain, tinker with vehicles, or enjoy woodworking and other hobbies.

If you’ve taken a hard look at your concrete floor and are shocked by what you see, visit the experts at the Designer Garages showroom in West Knoxville. While you’re there, check out the latest in garage cabinetry, lighting, overhead storage, and slatwall. The consultation is free, and the dreams are yours for the taking!

Designer Garages

201 Center Park Drive, #1070

Knoxville, TN 37922 865.268.4868


Ask Yourself Three Closet Questions: What? Why? Where?

IN your closet right now? Chances are, your wardrobe reflects your personality, habits, and lifestyle. Whether you’re a designer devotee or a bargain shopper (or both!), your closet contents are a valuable investment and should be treated as such. You can make the most of your clothing collection by customizing your closet. Start by asking yourself, “What, why, and where?”


What Do I Own?

Take stock of your wardrobe. What “collections” do you see?

• Do designer shoes make you weak in the knees?

• Is your timepiece collection one to be coveted?

• Are you a logo t-shirt aficionado?

Showcasing your favorite groups of items together in a custom closet provides joy, convenience, and a great way to evaluate what you have… and what you need to acquire next.

Why Is It Important to Me?

Explore the origins of your favorite clothing and you’ll likely learn a bit about yourself.

• Do you enjoy sporting a colorful collection of dress socks?

• Are handbags your memento of choice when you take a luxury vacation?

• Do your vintage pieces take you to a different place and time?

Designing the perfect spaces for your most cherished pieces will keep them in view, prioritized, and protected.

Where Should It Be Located?

Determine how often you reach for your favorite clothing and accessories.

• Do you have items that are on heavy rotation, needed daily or weekly?

• Are seasonal or infrequently worn pieces in your way?

• How simple is it to put away things at the end of the day?

In a custom closet, you can make sure your items are stored where you need them, for when you need them.

No matter whether you’re a minimalist or a clothes horse, your wardrobe took time - and hard-earned money - to accumulate. Protect your investment by contacting the team at Closets by McKenry for a closet that fits your belongings, your budget, and your lifestyle. Visit our West Knoxville showroom to see our new finishes; we now have more than 50 trend-worthy colors from which to choose!

Closets by McKenry

201 Center Park Drive, #1070 Knoxville, TN 37922 865.249.6382



Inside and Outside We’ve Got You Covered!

MOST PEOPLE KNOW us for our exceptional tile and grout services, as well as all other hard surfaces inside the home. A lesser known fact is that we also specialize in most outdoor surfaces that also need attention. Back in 2018 we started offering softwashing for your home’s exterior: Brick, vinyl siding, and stucco. Soft wash is the only way to safely clean your home’s exterior face using a perfectly formulated cleaning solution, safe heat, and pressure. Washing a home’s exterior is not a “one-size-fits-all.” Each home presents its own distinctive challenges and requires professional knowledge and service so damage can be prevented.

Many of us have dealt with algae, mildew, or mold streaking the outside of our homes. Even gutters can become dull and stained throughout the years and need refreshment. Black streaks on the roof are unsightly and must be dealt with before permanent damage occurs. It is impossible for the homeowner to simply rinse off algae and mold, and scrubbing many areas of your home’s exterior can be dangerous and futile. Traditional pressure washing can actually cause harm, and a proper mixture of the correct cleaning chemicals, appropriate heat, and adequate pressure are a must to get real results. Sidewalks, driveways, and decking each have a unique set of challenges:

• Sidewalks damaged by algae or topical debris inevitably become slick and must be dealt with before accidents happen. Even if your sidewalk does not get slick with moisture, you may be dealing with stains from foot traffic or vegetation. I can’t tell you how many well-meaning homeowners inadvertently destroy their own sidewalk while trying to pressure wash them.

• Driveways, on the other hand, can lose their luster over time or accumulate ugly oil stains. Traditional pressure washing can pock-mark your entire surface and cause expensive repairs. Concrete driveways that are white pose even more challenges and can be stained from deeply embedded grime from vehicles’ hot tires.

• Wood and composite decking can become dangerous as algae embeds deep within the pores of the wood, inviting a slip accident! Alternatively, it can become dry, brittle, and faded if it has not been properly cleaned and sealed.

• Each problem requires a unique solution, and Surface Doc is specifically qualified to tackle each element and the challenges they present. Please give John and his team a call today, and see the difference they will make for your home tomorrow.

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Where Are You in the Money Cycle of Life?

IN THE INVESTING world, we tend to talk about investing in terms of “how much return can I get for the amount of risk I’m taking?” For example, individual stocks have more risk, and thus more reward over time, than a bank savings account. But for preretirees and retirees, there’s more to investing than simply the risk/return trade-off. We need to think in terms of a money cycle. Simply put, there are three stages to your Money Cycle: Accumulation, Preservation, and Distribution.

The Accumulation stage is the easiest: You’re working hard and saving toward retirement, and this is when it makes the most sense to maximize the risk/return tradeoff. But when you’re within five years of retirement, it’s time to start shifting into the Preservation phase of the Money Cycle. The Preservation phase is when it becomes more important to maintain what you’ve saved all of these years - the time for risky, high-flying investments is done, and pre-retirees talk more in terms of “not wanting to lose what I have.”

The Preservation stage then gives way to the Distribution stage, when you’re fully retired and now relying on your assets to provide monthly income. The most common mistake I see pre-retirees make is that they move right from the Accumulation phase into the Distribution phase and skip the Preservation phase altogether. This might feel like jumping into the deep end of the pool before you know how to swim - it can be done, but it’s a lot more challenging!

Here’s an easy solution to build the Preservation and Distribution stages of the money cycle into your investing decisions: Use an investment “bucketing strategy,” where you invest your assets according to time and purpose. Assets in the “soon” bucket will provide income in the first phase of retirement and need to be invested with less risk of loss. Assets in the “later” bucket can still retain a growth strategy since they won’t need to be tapped for income until phase two of retirement.

If you’re close to retirement and still running full speed ahead in the Accumulation style of investing, it’s time to start applying the brakes on at least a portion of your accounts. Reach out if you have questions. I’m here to help.

Marsh Wealth Management, LLC

Fiduciary Registered Investment Advisor

504 Ebenezer Road, Knoxville, TN 37923



Financial Planning & Investment Advisory Services are offered through Marsh Wealth Management, LLC (“MWM”), an independent investment advisor registered with the state of Tennessee. Yvonne Marsh is an Investment Advisor Representative of MWM in the state of Tennessee. Marsh Professional Group, LLC is a TN registered public accounting firm and a separate legal entity from MWM. For a detailed discussion of MWM and their investment advisory fees, see the firm’s Form ADV on file with the SEC at www.adviserinfo.sec.gov.

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From Student to Citizen: Assistance

for People with Disabilities in Knoxville

YOURCHILD or grandchild has just been diagnosed with autism. High school is a distant thought, and anything after that seems unrealistic - an absurdity even. But, as with any other child, the years go quickly, and your son or granddaughter is doing well in high school, with the textbook social deficits and perhaps more visible differences that are part and parcel of being on the autism spectrum.

Now on the precipice of graduation, you and your child have been supported by caring teachers, paraprofessionals, counselors, and coaches for more than 12 years. These people were there every day, knowing where your child would go and what they’d learn, able and ready to mitigate problems due to schedule changes and classmate relationships. They got to know your child personally, who grew to love and trust their circle of support implicitly and other individualized attention they need and, thus, deserve.

But now, what about the transition into adulthood?

What’s Next After High School?

Hopefully schools haven’t left you too far in the lurch. Along the way, you might have become familiar with the alphabet soup in special education: ADA, ADL, CDC-A, COS, DIDD, IDEA, IEP, TSW, VR, WIOA. Unfortunately, many parents are left without a plan for their child’s next steps and they have to scramble to unscramble these acronyms themselves.

In 1999, Knoxville parents of recent graduates with autism were just such a group and added one more acronym: R&R. The Respite and Recreation Program takes adults with autism and other disabilities into the community to participate in activities just as any citizen would. They go to the movies, attend festivals, hike and explore, and visit local attractions. Being “in the community” gives them the opportunity to develop social skills as they talk with restaurant and business employees and other customers. They learn appropriate etiquette, how to handle money, and go places school might not have been able to take them.

The Beginnings of Autism Breakthrough

Then volunteer-led R&R was just the beginning of what is now Autism Breakthrough of Knoxville, a nonprofit whose mission is enabling adults with autism to lead purposeful lives. Their name came from the hope they had for their children: “to break through and have a life of their own,” as co-founder and first executive director Beth Ritchie put it. Originally operating from an office in a YMCA, Breakthrough’s headquarters moved to a warehouse on Maryville Pike and then to a business plaza on East Hill Avenue. A decade after its inception, Breakthrough purchased residential facilities and hired 24-hour support staff so residents with autism could


live away from their parents without going to a group home.

In planning this yet-greatest service, the board thought of a college campus setup. “We made a list of what would be utopia for us, and that directed what the campus would look like,” said Beth. In addition to nine houses in South Knoxville with two or three roommates apiece, other residents live in East and West Knoxville and Maryville.

Supported Employment Options

Another essential service Breakthrough provides is Supported Employment (SE). This department heads Project SEARCH at the University of Tennessee Medical Center and the B.E.S.T. (Bridge to Employment in Service and Tourism) Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In a matter of months, a class of interns, usually just out of high school, get competitive job experience and develop workplace skills that results in them getting hired, sometimes at those reputable locations. SE also offers job specialists and coaches who help job-seekers with autism find and retain a job.

Continued Growth

Since Kendrise Colebrooke was promoted as executive director in 2019, she has overseen Breakthrough’s biggest breakthrough: 1700 Liberty Street. From her first day, she


• Therapeutic Services: Recreation Therapy

Respite & Recreation

ABA Therapy

Speech Therapy/ Physical Therapy

Social Skills

Spelling to Communicate

• Community Employment

• Community Living

• Independent Living

• Enabling Technology

• Community Liaison

• Asperger’s Support Group

• Community Services

was tasked with finding a permanent location for the nonprofit, and she has delivered.

“When people think of autism in East Tennessee, I want them to think of Breakthrough,” said Kendrise. There’s no better place for this than the new “international headquarters,” as it’s humorously been called. In a 17,000 square foot building a block from the light at Middlebrook and Liberty, Breakthrough is only expanding. It has every reason and opportunity to do so - the building is massive.

Upstairs houses the administrative staff, but downstairs is where the excitement happens. There, there is more than enough room for learning and play: a multipurpose room for physical activities and team building, a boardroom for planning Breakthrough’s future, a technology room with a driving simulator and virtual reality

ical needs of the individuals Breakthrough serves, and therapists’ offices.

The recreational therapists continue the R&R tradition while leading other activities like Special Olympics training and the book and garden clubs. A Speech-Language Pathologist and a Physical Therapist add services previously unprovided to adults with autism in the Knoxville area. Disability services are notorious for their waitlists, and the companies providing them seem perpetually understaffed. Yet, they and others in our area are united in a common mission and so, collaborate to offer whole-life support toward independence for adults with disabilities in East Tennessee.

For the adult with autism or parent of a student with autism, Breakthrough is the one-stop shop to improve the lives of adults with autism. For more information on Breakthrough, its programs, and potential partnerships or needs, call 865-247-0065 or visit BreakThroughKnoxville.org.

Mission: Autism Breakthrough provides services that enable adults with autism to lead purposeful lives
“When people think of autism in East Tennessee, I want them to think of Breakthrough”
- Kendrise Colebrooke, Executive Director

Press On Toward Your Upward Calling

RECENTLY I LEARNED that my friend (and former client)

Stephanie just landed her dream job working at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico. Like the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in our own backyard, LANL’s primary mission is to provide scientific and engineering support to national security programs. Since her college graduation last year, I’ve watched Stephanie struggle with the disappointment of second and third round interviews, often being a job finalist and yet not attaining the jobs to which she had applied. It was her application of two important principals that helped her finally land the job.

Perhaps the most important action that Stephanie used was refusing to listen to well-intended people who confused consoling her with diminishing her dream. Seeking to ease her pain, these people would promote lesser goals with the admonition that perhaps she should “settle for less.” Rather than encourage and provide her with alternative ways she might use to

attain her goals, they suggested she lower her expectations and dismiss her hopes as unrealistic.

Life can throw discouraging challenges at any of us, but they seem to come in endless supply for those who want to do something exceptional. I recently heard Brooklyn Sawyers Belk, the Knoxville Police Department’s new Assistant Chief for Professional Standards, say, “You can’t share your big dreams with small-minded people.” Her statement reminded me that our biggest challenges sometimes come from “friendly fire” - from well-meaning family or friends who lack the ability to perceive what “might be” or the courage to go after these things themselves and then encourage us to lower our hopes, expectations, or goals.

As someone who has repeatedly overcome substantial life challenges to attain her life’s goals (being a woman of color, single parent, and earning a law degree), Mrs. Belk knows from experience that you must work and fight hard to have an exceptional life. In my work, I find that the people who know how to work hard and be doggedly

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persistent are the most likely to attain their dreams, and those who give in to the voices telling them to “settle” rarely turn dreams into realities. In fact, had I listened to voices in my own life that encouraged me to settle for less, I wouldn’t have married my wife or even be writing this for you. Teaching yourself to become deaf to or ignore people who don’t share your aspirations is often essential to attaining them.

Despite the setbacks she encountered, Stephanie also maintained a “short memory” - something I find is common in my clients who attain their goals. As a lover of football, the term “snap-and-clear” has real meaning for me. In football, it means to forget what happened on the previous play and focus on what needs doing to make the current play succeed. My son had a marvelous ability to apply this by ignoring his own mistakes in his piano recitals and simply playing on. Having a snap-and-clear mindset regarding your life means your efforts and actions today aren’t inhibited or impeded by yesterday’s obstacles or failures. Each day is a brand-new opportunity to act toward making a hope or dream a reality.

Developing a snap-and-clear mindset is more difficult than it used to be. These days, identifying yourself as someone who has been “victimized” by a person or institution is a way some people define themselves in our society. Discarding memories of failure or being wronged by others forces people to replace these identity markers with positive attributes, something that (unfortunately) is very difficult for some. I empathize with people to whom but it’s hard to move forward toward new goals when you’re preoccupied with what occurred in the past. If you want to attain the life you might have, you often must ignore or forget the past and “press on toward your upward

I personally feel blessed and encouraged by friends like Stephanie who “press on;” ream architectural job in California; or Joe, who works as admissions advisor in a law school; or Cara, who is a dietician, wife, and mother. Each of them is a real person with real life challenges, but they overcame their challenges to take hold of their dream. These people remind me to keep pressing on toward the things that really matter in life - to be lasting and significant

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AFTER OPENING in Bearden more than two years ago, Local Guys Collision has been gaining customers along with a stellar reputation as advocates for industry standard safe repair. This includes using only certified OEM parts that are required to pass manufacturer safety tests. With more than 28 years specializing in collision repair and services, owner Ken Manns believes that “manufacturer guidelines” were developed for a specific reason - to keep vehicles and the people who drive them safe.

Originally from Michigan (the hub of American autos), Ken’s family has been in automotive industry for more than 75 years - both in manufacturing and auto body work. Ken and fellow Local Guys staff member and wife, April, a UTK graduate, returned to Knoxville, remembering its friendly people while desiring to be good neighbors in a good community. To them, the handshake in the center of their logo is a symbol of what they believe in and how they do business. It’s all about trust when repairing their customers’ vehicles.

Many insurance companies recommend, or convey, that they will only cover the cost of (usually less expensive) non-OEM parts, which may or may not pass manufacturer tests to ensure safety. Local Guys Collision advocates for their customers, following a “by the book” approach to ensure that the work they do is correct, safe, and complies with all industry and manufacturer standards. Trust and safety adherence - Local Guys has you and your vehicle’s best interest at heart as evidenced in their recent “Shop of the Year” award from the Tennessee Collision Repairers Association.

As the parents of a veteran, Local Guys is also involved with Team RWB and the Irreverent Warriors organizations, who support the veteran community in East Tennessee, and always offers veterans a 10% discount on their repair total.

Conveniently located in the former Bearden Benz location, Local Guys Collision is I-car trained and certified, providing full-service automotive body repairs, custom paint work, glass replacement, paintless dent repairs, and mechanical safety inspections.

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“DUST IN the Wind.” “Carry On Wayward Son.” “Point of No Return.” All of these songs are immediately recognizable and easily identified as coming from America’s preeminent prog rock band: Kansas.

Formed in the early ‘70s, the “garage band from Topeka,” Kansas, was signed by the legendary Don Kirshner. The self-titled debut album was released and the rest, as they say, is history.

The band’s catalogue consists of 16 studio albums and five live albums. They’ve earned eight gold albums, three sextuple-platinum albums, one platinum live album, one quadruple-platinum single, and a triple platinum single.

Baby boomers will find this hard to believe, but the band is celebrating its 50th anniversary with its Kansas “Another Fork in the Road” 50th Anniversary Tour. That tour will offer up music from the band’s amazing history in two solid hours of “hits, fan favorites, and deep cuts rarely performed live.”

Knoxvillians will be thrilled to know that one of the stops of that tour is none other than the historic Tennessee Theatre on August 18th. Most recently, Kansas has released two Billboard charting albums with 2016’s The Prelude Implicit and 2020’s The Absence of Presence. The lineup for this historic tour is Rich Williams (guitar), Phil Ehart (drums/percussion), Ronnie Platt (keyboard/vocals), Billy Greer (bass/vocals), Joe Deninzon (violin/guitar), and Tom Brislin (keyboard).

In support for this tour, Rich Williams

spoke with me from his home outside of Boone, North Carolina, with some insight into the band and what the future holds for them. Early in our conversation, I mentioned Kansas’ fans appreciation for the band’s sacrifices over the years and Rich said something quite profound.

“You know, it’s funny... but when somebody says they sacrifice, a sacrifice is doing something - you don’t want to do it, but you do it anyway, because it’s for the right cause or the right reason. This is not a sacrifice. This is the greatest job in the world, and I’m very grateful to have it. And so I feel a little guilty when somebody puts the sacrifice moniker on it, because I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

Rich explained that touring is finally getting back to normal here in the States and that the members do a lot before and between concert dates to stay healthy and ready to continue Kansas’ “long walk.” He was excited for their upcoming tour dates and added, “We take it seriously but it has to be fun… we’ve got a great crew, a great band, and really outstanding camaraderie.”

As for what fans can expect from the shows during this tour, Rich said, “It’s gonna be a great show. I just got off the phone with Phil and we’re starting to put together what the show is going to be with the 50th anniversary, ‘Another Fork of the Road.’ And so there’s a lot of material. There’s stuff that we have to play. But other than that, there’s a whole lot of stuff we haven’t played in a very long time that represents the journey we’ve been on and songs that we haven’t

played in a long time. One in particular that fans have been dying to hear forever - we’re finally going to add that.

“It’s going to be different than any other show we’ve done in that it’s going to make an effort to represent every era of this band. It’s going to be a lot of fun. It’s gonna be a lot of work to put it all together. I mean, I’ll be relearning songs I haven’t played in 30-40 years at times. So, I’ll be picking up the needle and saying, ‘What did I play there?’ I’ve got to relearn a lot of parts. It’s funny, though, how muscle memory from decades ago will come back. You’re trying to figure this out and, all of a sudden, your muscle memory will remember the position on the neck and how you are doing it.”

If you want to work on your musical muscle memory, then attend Kansas’s August 18th show at the Tennessee Theatre... if there are any tickets left.

To hear more about his favorite guitars, what it means to be touring in “Kansas Mode,” and the “winner” legacy he hopes to leave behind, watch the entire interview with Rich Williams on the Boomerocity YouTube channel, at Boomerocity.com, or listen on your favorite podcast platform.

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 more than 400 interviews with some of the most interesting people in music.


Easy-to-Make No Churn Ice Cream

WHILE IT’S STILL beyond hot outside and the kids (and you!) are begging for a delicious afternoon snack, sometimes it’s difficult to know where to turn. The pantry is full and the refrigerator is stocked, yet nothing sounds appetizing when it’s scorching outside. Homemade ice cream will be a hit every time!

By simply combining a few ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen and a little advanced planning, you can save the day and provide a refreshing and scrumptious snack. Completely customizable with an array of fruits or other tasty mix-ins, plus toppings of your choice, it’s a perfect way to put a grin on everyone’s face.

Try this Strawberry Ice Cream - with only three ingredients, it’s chilled to perfection with fresh strawberries and fluffy whipping cream to create a creamy texture. It’s delicious, rich, and has sweet strawberry flavor that can help satisfy nearly any sweet tooth.


Recipe courtesy of Culinary.net

Servings: 4-6

Whip up some Cheesecake Ice Cream with Fruit Swirls for your next get together. It’s a simple solution that you can make a couple days in advance with your favorite fruit flavor such as blueberry, raspberry, cherry, strawberry, peach, or apricot. Plus, this recipe serves a crowd, making it perfect for serving up smiles.

Homemade ice cream is a hallmark of many family events and holiday parties. So whether you are celebrating Back to School or Labor Day, ice cream makes a wonderful warm weather treat.

A Few No Churn Ice Cream Tips:

• Metal loaf pans will freeze ingredients faster than glass pans. Put the metal pan in the freezer while you are mixing the ingredients.

• Don’t substitute ingredients - like low fat versions or sugar alternatives - or the ice cream will become too hard.

• Dip your ice cream scoop in warm water before each scoop.


Recipe courtesy of Marcia Stanley, MS, RDN, on behalf of Milk Means More

Prep time: 15 minutes


• 1 pound fresh strawberries, stems removed

• 1 pint heavy whipping cream

• 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk


In blender, puree strawberries, then add the sweetened condensed milk.

In bowl of stand mixer, beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Gently mix in the strawberry condensed milk. Pour into loaf pan. Freeze 5 hours.

Before serving, let ice cream soften 5-10 minutes.


• 12 ounces cream cheese, cut into cubes

• 3/4 cup sugar

• 1 cup sour cream

• 3/4 cup half-and-half

• 2 teaspoons vanilla

• 1 1/4 teaspoons lemon juice, divided

• 1 dash salt

Servings: 12

• 1/3 cup blueberry, raspberry, cherry, strawberry, peach, or apricot fruit spread


In large mixer bowl of electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar on medium speed until fluffy. Add sour cream, half-andhalf, vanilla, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and salt. Beat on low speed until combined, then beat on medium speed until smooth. Cover and refrigerate 2-24 hours, or until cold.

Pour cream cheese mixture into 1 1/2-quart loaf or 8x8 brownie pan. Freeze for 3-4 hours until mixture is the consistency of soft serve ice cream.

In small bowl, stir fruit spread and remaining lemon juice. Spoon about one-third of ice cream into 2-quart freezer safe food storage container. Spoon about half of fruit spread mixture in dollops over ice cream. Repeat layers. Top with remaining ice cream. Cover and freeze 3-24 hours.

To serve, scoop ice cream into dessert dishes.


What is a hootenanny?

Hootenanny (n.): 1. An informal gathering where folk music is played in a party-like atmosphere (1950-60s). 2. An Appalachian colloquialism used as a placeholder name to refer to things whose names were forgotten or unknown (1930s, see doohickey, thingamajig, whatchamacallit). 3. A variation of the Scottish Gaelic word for New Year’s celebrations (15th century Gaelic, see Hogmanay).

US for a “hoot of a good time” at the East Tennessee History Center! History Hootenanny showcases the best of the East Tennessee History Center and their partners at this open house. Guests can enjoy live music, children’s activities, a used local history book sale, Knoxville walking tours, shuttles to the Historic House Museums of Knoxville, genealogy workshops, and more!

East Tennessee History Center Exhibits

Used History Book Sale

• Local History Authors Showcase

• The History Express Shuttle to Knoxville’s Historic House Museums

• Mini-Workshops

• Arcadia Publishing’s Author Panel


• Live Music

• Walking Tours

• Recent Acquisitions Screening

History Hootenanny is a free, public history event organized in partnership by the East Tennessee Historical Society and Knox County Public Library. Visit EastTNHistory.org for more information.




Eco Tone: Courtney Egan featuring collaborations with Natori Green at the Knoxville Museum of Art through August 27th.

Jazz @ The Emporium from 7 to 8:30 pm. Every Tuesday through August 29th.

Lights! Camera! East Tennessee! at the East Tennessee History Center from 9 am to 4 pm daily with free admission on Sundays through September 3rd.

Dawn of the Dinosaurs at Zoo Knoxville from 9 am to 5 pm daily through September 4th.

Story Thyme at Knoxville Botanical Garden from 10:30 to 11:30 am every Wednesday through October.


DOG DAZE VII at Village Green Shopping Center in Farragut from 4 to 7 pm. Also the 12th and 13th starting at 9 am. Knoxville Children’s Theatre Huck Finn at 7 pm with shows through the 27th. See KnoxvilleChildrensTheatre.com for show times and tickets.

Tennessee Stage Company presents Knoxville Shakespeare: Taming of the Shrew at Ijams Nature Center at 7:30 pm. Also the 13th.

Summer Movie Magic: Star Wars - Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm. The SteelDrivers at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. Also the 12th at 8 pm.


BrickUniverse LEGO® Fan Expo at the World’s Fair Exhibition Hall from 10 am to 4 pm. Also the 13th.

Deluxe Behind the Scenes Tour at the Tennessee Theatre at 11 am. Family Fun Day at the Knoxville Museum of Art from 11 am to 3 pm. Free arts activities and family entertainment.

Irish Fest on the Hill on West Vine Avenue from 4 to 10 pm.

Knox Comedy Film Fest 3 at Central Cinema beginning at 6 pm.

Tennessee Stage Company presents Knoxville Shakespeare: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) at Ijams Nature Center at 7:30 pm.


Old City Market on West Jackson Avenue from 11 am to 4 pm.

Second Sunday Art Activity at the Knoxville Museum of Art from 1 to 4 pm. Hands-on art for K-6th grade.

Second Sunday Docent Tour at the Knoxville Museum of Art from 2 to 3 pm.

Summer Movie Magic: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory at the Tennessee Theatre at 2 pm.


Second Saturday Concert Series: Leftfoot Dave and the Magic Hats at The Cove and Davis Mitchell at Clayton Park. Free concerts from 6 to 8 pm.


Tennessee Smokies vs. Rocket City Trash Pandas at Smokies Stadium at 7 pm. Also the 16th - 19th at 7 pm and 20th at 2 pm. Lyle Lovett and His Large Band at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 pm.


Clarence Brown Film Festival Kick Off Old North Knox Walking Tour from 5:30 to 7 pm. See page 25 for full festival event schedule and movie show times through the 20th Tom Keifer (of Cinderella) at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.


Concerts on the Square: Variety Thursdays on Market Square from 7 to 9 pm.

Old Gods of Appalachia: The Price of Progress at the Bijou Theatre at 7:30 pm.


In Conversation: Will Wilson at the McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture through December 2nd.

Alive After Five at the Knoxville Museum of Art from 6:30 to 9 pm.

Movies Under the Stars Honey, I Shrunk the Kids at Ijams Nature Center. Doors open at 7 pm, movie begins at dark.

Dale & Jodi Jones: Marriage is a Joke at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. Kansas: 50th Anniversary Tour at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.


Fun with Farragut’s Fleet at Mayor Bob Leonard Park from 9 to 11 am. Kids have the opportunity to see, touch, and climb on big trucks and equipment.

Fall Wreath Making Class at Historic Ramsey House at 10 am. All materials provided, no experience necessary.

Summer Tree ID: Beginner Workshop at Ijams Nature Center from 10 am to noon. History Hootenanny at the East Tennessee History Center from 10 am to 4 pm. Live music, children’s activities, book sale, walking tours, genealogy workshops, shuttles to the Historic House Museums, and more. Free!

20th Annual International Food Fest at the World’s Fair Park Performance Lawn from 11 am to 5 pm.

Clarence Brown Film Festival at the Tennessee Theatre from noon to 9:30 pm. See page 25 for movie show times. Also the 20th from 1:30 to 6:30 pm.


East Tennessee Bluegrass Association Monthly Jam at Ijams Nature Center from 3 to 6 pm. Free!


Devon Allman & Donavon Frankenreiter See It All Tour at the Bijou Theatre at 7:30 pm.


Pickin’ on Nature Bluegrass Concert at Ijams Nature Center from 5 to 8 pm. Old City Night Market on West Jackson Avenue from 5 to 9 pm.


CreepyCon Halloween & Horror Convention at the Knoxville Convention Center from 5 to 9 pm. Also the 26th from 11 am to 8 pm and 27th from 10 am to 5 pm.

Cherokee Caverns Movie in the Cave: Thir13en Ghosts at Historic Cherokee Caverns. Showtimes are 7 and 9 pm. Self-guided cave tours available 30 minutes before and after the showing. Also the 26th at 3, 5, 7 & 9 pm.

Summer Movie Magic: Clueless at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.


Pathways 5K Run/Walk at Ten Mile Creek Greenway from 8 to 9 am to benefit Tennessee Children’s Home. Greater Knoxville Heart Walk at Zoo Knoxville beginning at 8:15 am. 10th Annual Knox Asian Festival at World’s Fair Park from 11 am to 8 pm.

Chris D’Elia: Don’t Push Me Tour at the Civic Auditorium at 7 pm. Will Carter at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.


Summer Movie Magic: Sleeping Beauty at the Tennessee Theatre at 2 pm. Knoxville Opera presents Shakespearean Concert in the Garden Bard in Bloom at Ijams Nature Center from 2:30 to 3:45 pm.


Tennessee Smokies vs. Biloxi Shuckers at Smokies Stadium at 7 pm. Also the 30th - September 2nd at 7 pm and September 3rd at 2 pm.


Knoxville History Project tour of Tennessee Theatre with Jack Neely at 6 pm.

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Art in the Garden at UT Gardens from 5 to 7:30 pm.

42nd Annual Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame at the Knoxville Convention Center from 5:30 to 9 pm. A benefit for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley.

Gladys Knight at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 pm.



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

8th Annual Ancient Sounds Music Festival: Celtic and Appalachian Outdoor Music Festival at Historic Ramsey House. Also the 2nd.

Movies Under the Stars

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at Ijams Nature Center. Doors open at 7 pm, movie begins at dark.

John “JoJo” Hermann (of Widespread Panic) at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.


Big Kahuna Wing Festival at World’s Fair Park from 3 to 9 pm.


Labor Day


Concerts on the Square: Jazz Tuesdays on Market Square from 7 to 9 pm.


Friends of the Library Used Book Sale at Karns Branch from 10 am to 5 pm. Also the 9th.


Tennessee Valley Fair at Chilhowee Park & Expo Center through the 17th. Kidd G at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.


Cherokee Caverns Movie in the Cave: Nightmare Before Christmas at Historic Cherokee Caverns. Showtimes are 11, 12:45, 2:30, 4:15, 6 & 7:45. Self-guided cave tours available 30 minutes before and after the showing.

Moss Walk at the Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum from 9 to 10:30 am.

UT Vols vs. Austin Peay at Neyland Stadium at 5 pm.


Old City Market on West Jackson Avenue from 11 am to 4 pm.

Farragut ArtFest at the Farragut Community Center from 1 to 3 pm. Bring creativity and the kids for outdoor art activities.

Second Sunday Art Activity at the Knoxville Museum of Art from 1 to 4 pm. Hands-on art for K-6th grade.

Second Sunday Docent Tour at the Knoxville Museum of Art from 2 to 3 pm. Twilight at Ijams fundraiser at Ijams Nature Center from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.

All event dates and times subject to change.

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New Exhibitions Opening

THE ARTS & Culture Alliance is pleased to present five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from August 4-25. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition by visiting in person or the online shop at KnoxAlliance.store.

Broadway Studios and Gallery: Murmurings of the Outside World in the Lower Gallery

This exhibit features a selection of recent work by the artists of Broadway Studios and Gallery in Knoxville. Artists created these works in the last few years during a time of great change and uncertainty in the city of Knoxville and in the world; this body of artwork represents contemporary art in Knoxville during this period.

Broadway Studios and Gallery (BSG) is a collective of artists working together in a community of studios in North Knoxville. BSG’s artists represent life-long area residents as well as transplants who now call Knoxville home; artists work in a variety of media and their

Tina Curry: The Journey Is What You Make It in the Display Case

Tina Curry began working with clay more than 30 years ago. Her sculptures are hand-built, so each has its own distinctive personality and characteristics. The specialty pieces are one of a kind and born of pure imagination. Alternative firing techniques using natural elements of horse hair, sawdust, banana peels, coffee, manure, and salt create an organic fusion.

Artist statement excerpts: This exhibition will transport your mind and creativity to a place where animals give you insight into their own unique personalities and tell their own story. I delve into animal behavior from my interpretation of the way they see the world around them. They say “the eyes tell the story;” at times, the eyes can be humorous and whimsical while they can also exhibit the ferocity and survivalist nature of their species. Alternative firing techniques enhance the textures.

Christian Freeman: Solitude on the North Wall Artist statement excerpts: My work is a lovingly created group of abstract landscapes encompassing color and glazes I achieved through knife painting techniques. By allowing the strokes and shapes of the paint to form the subject matter, I relied on the process of creating and energy to finalize these works. The freeing process of this type of painting has become just as important to me as the finished product.

Having begun her career working with the Symphony Showcase Homes and Parade of Homes painting murals and custom finishes, she has completed countless residential and commercial projects and has the ability to work on any scale within current budgets. Her work is her passion as she transforms homes and businesses into functional, as well as aesthetically beautiful spaces.

work exemplifies the range of Knoxville’s unique culture. BSG hosts periodic shows and events and has a small gallery featuring the work of resident artists.

Dogwood Arts Regional Exhibition in the Upper Gallery

The Dogwood Arts Regional Exhibition showcases fine art of all kinds from emerging and established artists throughout our region. The juried exhibition awards more than $2,000 to participating artists at an awards ceremony on August 4th. This exhibition features artworks completed in the last two years at the Emporium and at Dogwood Gallery.

Dogwood Arts has a 67-year history of arts advocacy, environmental stewardship, and economic impact in East Tennessee. With the financial support of corporate sponsors, grant funding, local government investment, and private donors, they produce 20 year-round events and programs that help make Knoxville a great place to live, work, and play.

Kathleen A. Janke: From the Mountains to the Forest Floor in the Atrium

Artist statement: I create my art in multiple mediums concentrating on pine needle basketry and alcohol inks. The results are largely inspired by my connection to the natural environment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and my love of gardening and experience with landscape design. While the vistas and flora of the park lend themselves to the utter spontaneity and brilliance of color with alcohol ink, pine needle/gourd basketry becomes tangible three-dimensional pieces of art using materials the earth provides… much of this material I grow or collect in a sustainable manner on walks. The baskets are inspired by touch, feel and a connection to the forest floor and riverbanks.

The exhibitions will be on display at the Emporium Center, located at 100 S. Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. The Emporium is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. For more information, call 865-523-7543 or visit KnoxAlliance.com.

Emporium Center August 4
Sam Stapleton Pat O’Neil Kelly Hider
Ashton Ludden

GRAB YOUR favorite blanket or lawn chair! Doors open at 7 pm and movies begin at dark (~9 pm). Food trucks and beer garden will have tasty meals, snacks, and beverages for purchase.

Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash at all times. No coolers and no outside alcohol, please.

Purchasing tickets ahead is highly recommended as space is limited and walk-up tickets may not be available. Visit Ijams.org for more information.

August 18:

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (PG)

September 1: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (PG-13)

September 22:

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13)

October 6: Sleepy Hollow (R)

Flowers After Hours at Random Acts of Flowers

RANDOM ACTS of Flowers’ public Flowers After Hours events are a fun and educational way to celebrate a special event, enjoy a night out with friends, or meet new people while spending some meaningful time together helping others.

Flowers After Hours participants enjoy hands-on floral instruction from a professional florist before having the opportunity to create one floral arrangement to take home and create additional arrangements that will be

delivered to individuals in local healthcare facilities. Flowers After Hours is a great way for people to get together at the Random Acts of Flowers’ workshop to share an evening of fun, fellowship, and flower arranging - all while providing bouquets to those in need of encouragement and a personal moment of kindness.

Random Acts of Flowers Knoxville hosts Flowers After Hours classes bi-monthly, and the dates are posted on our website and Facebook page. The ticket price includes vases, flowers, and instruction. Music, refreshments, and snacks will be available,

and feel free to bring your own, too! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit RAFKnoxville.org.

Interested in booking a private Flowers After Hours event for a birthday party, wedding shower, company teambuilding, or other occasion? If so, please contact us by phone at 865-633-9082. We are happy to work with your timeline to schedule an evening that best suits you and your group!

Your participation in Flowers After Hours helps us deliver smiles - to you and to our recipients!

For more information on making a donation, having a Random Acts of Flowers event, or volunteering, call us at 865-6339082, email us at info@RAFKnoxville.org, or visit our website at RAFKnoxville.org.


UT Gardens’ Plant of the Month


A Pollinator’s Perfect Perennial

THE WORDS “Mountain Mint” evoke cooling thoughts of the Smoky Mountains paired with a refreshing natural aroma. It should not conjure up the horrors that true mints (Mentha sp.) may give you! The native mountain mint species are not at all like their unruly mint family cousins, because while they are spreaders, they are not aggressively so and can be controlled by mowing or otherwise controlling the clump. They are very underappreciated and underplanted in our gardens.

There are several species of mountain mint in Tennessee (primarily Middle and East Tennessee), and all are valuable nectaring species for pollinator insects. The Latin genus Pycnanthemum means “densely flowered,” an apt name for any of the native mint species you will find growing wild in Tennessee. They are more closely related to Monarda (bee balm) species than true mints.

Two of the most common species are Clustered Mountain Mint ( Pycnanthemum muticum ) and Southern Mountain Mint ( Pycnanthemum pycnanthemoides ). They can be seen at the UT Gardens, Crossville in the native plant garden, in Jackson growing in containers near the building’s entrance, and at UT Gardens, Knoxville in the Monarch Waystation and Kitchen Garden.

These can be difficult to identify down to the species at first glance, because both have similar height and foliage. The silvery-white bracts at the top of the plant make them look like they have been dusted with snow. They really are unmistakable when seen in midsummer. You can also hear the insects buzzing when they are in bloom. An incredible number of bees, butterflies, flies,

beetles, and even wasps use mountain mint as a nectar source. Surprisingly, these mints are not generally a larval host for insect species, as they contain a substance called pulegone, which is a natural insecticide. Due to this, these mints are not recommended for culinary use.

Depending on where you live, you may also see Narrow-leaved Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum tenuifolium ). The delicate, thin green leaves make it look like an entirely different plant until it flowers, and then the round, flattopped flower heads give it away. It does not have white bracts of the other species and is considerably less fragrant.

Besides being a good plant for pollinator insects and providing an approximately three-month season of bloom, mountain mints can be a great plant for weed suppression and erosion control. They can be allowed to naturalize in spaces to crowd out weeds. They tolerate a wide range of soil and light conditions but prefer moist welldrained soils in full sun. Another bonus of the scented leaves is that they are not eaten by deer.

Overall, these wonderful native plants are not used enough in Tennessee gardens! But they are easy to start from seed, are readily divided and available at native plant nurseries. Find a neighbor with some! It’s a great pass-along plant. The UT Gardens includes plant collections located in Knoxville, Crossville, and Jackson, Tennessee. Designated as the official botanical garden for the State of Tennessee, the UT Gardens 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.

Photo courtesy of Janet Dowlen Clustered Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum muticum) in the author’s yard in Cumberland County, Tennessee.
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AUGUST IS the official start of the “Dog Days” of summer. Did you ever wonder where that term came from? In ancient Greece and Rome, the “Dog Days” were believed to be “a time of drought, bad luck, and unrest, when dogs and men alike would be driven mad by the extreme heat.” Some parts of the country (and the globe) are certainly seeing some temperature extremes! I don’t think most of us will be driven mad, but it sure can make folks cranky. It is hard to force yourself to go out and water, weed, or deadhead when the humidity is 100% and the mosquitoes are swarming. If you want your plants to survive, however, you are going to have to give them a little help. Here are the things you need to do:

☼ Keep an eye on your plants. Do a walk around at least once a week to see what is going on. It is much easier to treat problems when you catch them early. This is also a great time to evaluate what has happened in your yard this year so far. What has done well? What hasn’t? What needs to be moved, removed, cut back, fertilized, treated, or composted? Do you need to add or subtract? Even if it is too hot for the actual work, you can make plans!

☼ Some of us have not gotten our replacement trees and shrubs installed yet, and yes, you can still plant. They will just need a little more help. Trees and shrubs require more water than most sprinkler systems can deliver and will benefit from root stimulator. Hand watering, drip irrigation, or tree bags will be critical if and when Mother Nature turns off the rain we have gotten so far this year. If you are traveling this summer or simply are not willing and/or able to baby your plants, wait until fall.

☼ Annuals and perennials can still be planted now as well. If some of your spring plantings look a little grim, compost them and add new color. Our supply of annuals is much smaller than usual, but we have a good supply of perennials. It also isn’t too late to create a pollinator garden!

☼ There is fungus among us! Powdery mildew, rust, black spot, and shothole disease are making an appearance everywhere. Your first round of defense is removing infected leaves and making sure they do not remain on the ground. Pruning (carefully) to improve air circulation will help with airborne diseases, and spraying with a fungicide will kill fungal spores. Call us, stop by, email us, or contact us on Facebook if you have questions.

☼ There is also an abundance of insects

out there. Check for bugs, but make sure you have bad guys before you start spraying. Overtreatment is causing two serious problems: The “bad” bugs are becoming resistant to the chemicals, and “good” bugs like bees are getting wiped out. Many of the worst offenders have a limited lifespan, so don’t give up! Always start with the least toxic product first and let us help you if you have questions.

☼ Summer is not the time to do major pruning of shrubs and trees. It is simply too stressful. You can, however, remove dead branches that did not leaf out after the winter freeze and diseased branches. It is also okay to do minor shaping to remove gangly branches or increase airflow.

☼ Cut back perennials that have gotten leggy. Many will have new growth at the base, so be careful not to cut that off. Deadheading may also give you a new round of blooms!

☼ Keep deadheading and cutting back annuals as well. Heavy bloomers need weekly applications of fertilizer. If they have gotten ugly, compost them and get

new ones. Life is too short for ugly plants.

☼ Are you one of the 35% of American households that planted vegetables? How did they do? If you didn’t enjoy the success you had hoped for, come in and talk to us and let’s see if we can figure out what went wrong. Sometimes the solution is very simple, like plant rotation or installing drip irrigation. If you have an overabundance, consider donating some to a food pantry.

☼ Keep pulling and spraying weeds, and don’t forget to apply a pre-emergent.

☼ The fall bird migration will start soon. Keep your bird feeders and birdbaths clean and full so visiting birds can have an Airbnb at your house!

Our fall merchandise has started arriving, so stop in and see what is new!

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S&W Cafeteria: A Fine Example of Art Deco Architecture

ORIGINALLY TWO separate buildings until 1937, the structures located on 516 and 520 S. Gay Street became the site for the S&W Cafeteria from 1938 to 1981. This iconic Knoxville landmark is often considered one of the finest surviving examples of Art Deco architecture in Knoxville.

The original founding and ownership of the building is credited to Frank Sherrill in partnership with Fred Weber. The cafeteria’s name is attributed to these two partners’ last names. Together, they first opened next to the Tennessee Theatre in 1928 at 608 S. Gay Street before moving to its current location after a decade of booming success. The construction joined the City National Bank and an adjacent building. There, the building garnered even more popularity, serving three meals a day until its closure in 1981.

S&W’s distinct Art Deco style played into the early 20th century interest in cafeterias, which were seen as modern, futuristic, and glamorous. The modern characterization of cafeterias was emphasized and enhanced by the Art Deco style, consisting of angular and geometric composition and strategic use of elegant materials. Both the original interior and exterior of the building featured terrazzo, lining its sidewalk and interior flooring. The walls were a blend of multiple different kinds of wood, including zebrawood, lacewood, aspen, walnut, bur, myrtle, and prima vera. Other inside parts of the building are adorned with luxe materials such as Italian marble.

Although closed for several years, the S&W cafeteria continues to be an essential Knoxville landmark and an architectural marvel of the Art Deco style. It is now remembered fondly by Knoxvillians as a favorite eatery, as well as a gathering place for a variety of clubs and organizations.

In the midst of a potential demolition to make way for the expansion of the Regal movie theater, new plans were drawn up to save the S&W Cafeteria. A team of preservationists, architects, and developers - namely Mike Hatcher and Tim Hill of Hatcher-Hill properties - set off to make the project a reality. Other historic projects that Hatcher-Hill have worked on include building on Jackson Avenue in the Old City, the 100 block of Gay Street, and the J.C. Penny’s building on Gay Street.

Knox Heritage is hosting the 2023 Scruffy City Soirée in honor of Mike Hatcher and Tim Hill for their revitalization and historic preservation work in Knoxville. The event will be held on September 22 at 6 pm at The Mill & Mine and will feature live music, delicious food, and a whiskey pull but - most importantlyit will raise funds for future Knox Heritage preservation projects.

The Knox Heritage mission is to protect Knoxville’s unique character for future generations by preserving, restoring, and transforming historically significant structures and places. Established in 1974 as a nonprofit historic preservation organization, Knox Heritage is chartered by the state of Tennessee and governed by a board of directors.

The 2023 Scruffy City Soirée

Hosted by Knox Heritage

The Mill & Mine September 22 • 6 pm


8th Annual Ancient Sounds Music Festival

September 1st - 2nd

US for Ancient Sounds - a twoday music event that celebrates the rich musical traditions of the Celtic and Appalachian musical roots of our region. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Historic Ramsey House, this unique festival offers an opportunity to be immersed in captivating melodies and foot-stomping rhythms as talented musicians and performers transport you to a bygone era. Experience the soulful tunes of Celtic music, resonating with ancient melodies and haunting ballads, and then delight in the vibrant sounds of Appalachian music, deeply rooted in our East Tennessee history.


Coaches BBQ, renowned for their delectable barbecue and flavorful side dishes. With your complimentary drink ticket, enjoy a delicious Sugarlands Distilling signature cocktails, a Schulz Brau Brewing beer, or other non-alcoholic beverages as you take in the two featured artists of the evening: The Sternwheelers and New Johns Creek Grass!

Gathering on the GroundsSaturday, September 2nd

Indulge in delectable local cuisine and explore artisan vendors offering handcrafted treasures that pay homage to the region’s heritage. Whether you’re an avid fan of Celtic or Appalachian music or simply seeking a fun day of good food and great music, Ancients Sounds promises an unforgettable weekend of music, history, and community. Come to the Historic Ramsey House and let the ancient melodies carry you away on a musical journey you won’t soon forget.

Dinner in the Fork - Friday, September 1st Savor mouth watering creations by Two

Join us for an unforgettable day of music, food, and community at Gathering on the Grounds! This event features live performances by talented local artists, accompanied by an array of delectable offerings from our lineup of local food trucks and local breweries. The Historic Ramsey House will also be open for tours! Performances by Tennessee Travelers, West Wend, Wild Blue Yonder, Nicholas Edward Williams, and Four Leaf Peat.

Whether rain or shine, bring a blanket or chair to enjoy this outdoor concert under an expansive tent on the beautiful grounds. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit RamseyHouse. org. All proceeds from this event go directly to the ongoing educational programming and preservation of the Historic Ramsey House.


Change the Pattern to CHANGE THE PATTERN

Business Note


IN SPEAKING with many small business owners, the most common topic is the slow return to a more normal, post-Covid business environment. The pandemic changes that took place - limiting in-person interaction, the isolation of working from homewent from being a temporary way of doing things to the new normal. People who had previously spent their days out servicing customers and being engaged face-to-face were now at an at-home office desk using Zoom to communicate.

As a former business-to-business sales guy, I began to realize that my past habit of being out of the office seeing people, and the temporary new normal of being stuck in the office by myself, slowly became a new habit of sorts. Emails, texts, and calls took the place of the majority of previous face-to-face interaction.

For sales reps, small business owners, and entrepreneurs that sometimes struggle (like myself!) to “get it in gear,” I was recently reminded of a basic business rule learned years ago when I was enrolled in a national sales and business development program. The founder of this training was a psychologist, and the curriculum explored numerous

topics and insights into the human condition. I found it fascinating and along the way picked up many helpful “rules” that were highly beneficial.

When stuck in a pattern of inaction or doubt, it’s easy to find tasks to fill your time. When we are faced with needing to act but are hesitant to do so, a great adage and basic rule to remember is: “It’s not how you feel that determines how you act, it’s how you act that determines how you feel.”

Easy to say, harder to do. But in my own experience, I have seen this proven a hundred times. Making the first call, or first action, leads to the next. Having the first face-to-face interaction makes the second one easier. We feel better and more productive for making the effort, and positive outcomes often follow. The habit is developed and reinforced, making it easier to build on.

This can be applied to many life areas, not just to small business roles and sales – exercise, organization, contacting a distant friend or family member that would appreciate the effort - whatever tasks you may be most trying to put off or avoid. Our feelings can often lead us astray, but our concrete and tangible actions can help us develop new and beneficial patterns.

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