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Turkey Creek Medical Center has emerged as both a local and regional leader in robotic-assisted surgical procedures. Learn how you can experience less pain, less scarring, and faster recovery time.

reflecting on how fortunate we are to live in a country where people are free to pursue their dreams. For example, there have been many technological advances that began with an idea that an individual used to develop an innovative service or product. The healthcare field is a prime example of advancing technology. In this edition of Everything Knoxville, we are pleased to highlight the advancements in surgical technology. Our feature article focuses on robotic-assisted surgery, and Tennova Healthcare at the Turkey Creek Medical Center is a leader in this field. In fact, prominent physicians from around the



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world come to train in robotic surgery at this facility. One of the prime advantages of this innovative surgery is less invasiveness, faster recovery, and little or no scarring. We’ve highlighted Susan Walker, the first patient to undergo a single-site belly button hysterectomy using the technology of robotics and the expertise of a skilled Tennova surgical team. The result was no visible scarring and a very short recovery. Read about this amazing technology and how it can benefit you. Having been in the medical field for a number of years, I am amazed at where technology has taken us, and I applaud those that pursue these advancements in healthcare that improve PUBLISHER + EDITOR IN CHIEF our quality of life.

This month David Roberts of D. Roberts Photography has photographed L. Michael Fields, MD, OB/GYN and Susan Walker, a Hysterectomy Patient, at Turkey Creek Medical Center. Turn to page 6 for more information about robotic-assisted surgery and its many benefits.

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Remarkable Recoveries Thanks to Breakthrough da Vinci Robotic Surgery Technology

urgical robotics was little more than a medical curiosity until 1999. That was the year Intuitive Surgical introduced the da Vinci® Surgical System, offering a growing number of surgical patients the alternative of minimally invasive, robotic-assisted surgery. Thanks in large part to the leadership of a number of dedicated and visionary physicians, other healthcare professionals, and Tennova Healthcare, Turkey Creek Medical Center has emerged as both a local and regional leader in robotic-assisted surgical procedures. Today, Turkey Creek Medical Center is recognized as one of the few medical centers in the world where prominent physicians from around the globe come to train. This month Everything Knoxville is delighted to introduce to its readers the far-reaching medical benefits for themselves, family members, and friends available from this team of forward thinking healthcare professionals at Turkey Creek Medical Center. Dr. Michael Fields, Turkey Creek Medical Center’s Director of Robotic Surgery, performed the first local robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery in 2006 and has since performed more than 1,000 minimally invasive procedures using the da Vinci technology. Dr. Fields has also been named one of 24 national Epicenter Surgeons for training in robotic gynecological surgery, having trained most of the region’s surgeons in these procedures, as well as surgeons from around the nation and world. It’s been the mission of Turkey Creek Medical Center and CEO Lance Jones to bring the latest technology to the Farragut campus. Turkey Creek Medical Center now has two da Vinci robots in use by surgeons. In addition, the hospital has secured Knoxville’s only MAKOplasty®, a robotic system allowing orthopedic surgeons to replace knees and hips with accuracy and precision never before achieved. It’s a GPS for your joints. Sinus surgeons are using a new minimally invasive robotic tool for treating chronic sinusitis, and neurosurgery of the spine is now done with navigation. 6


Robotically Trained Surgeons Front row: Mary Sallee, RN Second row: LeeAnn Prijatel, CST; Penny Knight, MD; Sudha Nair, MD; Rachel Atkins, CST; David Martin, MD; Cole Anderson, MD Third row: Cathy Jameson, CST; Stephen Boyce, MD; Michael Fields, MD; Jennifer Slaven, CST Fourth row: Gregory Glover, MD; Jay Young, MD; Michael Bullen, MD; Michael Bradley, RN; Walt Chiles, MD For a complete list of robotically trained surgeons visit

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Dr. Michael Fields and CEO Lance Jones

Turkey Creek Medical Center Robotic Firsts Stephen Boyce, M.D.   Bariatric Surgeon

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EK: How is Turkey Creek Medical Center becoming such a center for technology and other medical advancements? Lance Jones: Simply put, it’s our physicians and associates. We have had a number of extremely talented physicians who have chosen to practice at Turkey Creek. They’ve brought with them some incredible technological breakthroughs, some of which are only available at Turkey Creek, such as the MAKOplasty® system for orthopedics, worldwide clinical trials in cardiology, the area’s only Level 1 Bariatric Surgery program (Tennova Center for Surgical Weight Loss), the first single site gallbladder removal, and now the first, through the belly button, single site hysterectomy in Tennessee. In fact, surgeons and cardiologists come from around the world to observe our physicians in actual cases. This has quickly become the facility where physicians come to learn to be even better physicians and surgeons. EK: Dr. Fields, you recently performed the first “belly button” robotic-assisted hysterectomy. Tell our readers how this procedure was different from traditional hysterectomies and how it impacted the patient’s hospitalization and recovery. Dr. Michael Fields: It truly represents a remarkable advancement in robotic procedures. With just one small incision, there is less chance for infection and blood loss, and the recovery is much faster compared with traditional laparoscopic surgery using five small incisions. Also, of course, cosmetically, it’s appealing to women who don’t want to be permanently scarred with a large incision or even multiple small incisions. EK: Dr. Fields, describe for our readers the benefits of robotic-assisted surgery. Dr. Michael Fields: It improves quality of life. Anytime you can undergo surgery and recover quickly with less pain and scarring, it’s a win for both the patient and surgeon. Robotics leads to a shorter hospital stay and

recovery time, less scarring, less blood loss, and less pain. For many people, it means being able to get back to work more quickly. EK: What types of surgeries are currently being performed using this technology? Dr. Michael Fields: The implications for robotic surgery continue to expand. At Turkey Creek Medical Center, we are not only using the robot for gynecologic surgery, but also for prostate, bariatric, colorectal, thoracic, and general surgery. We are seeing just the tip of the iceberg with robotics. In the future, there will be few procedures performed that don’t use some element of robotic technology. EK: How does the da Vinci robotic system assist and benefit the surgeon? Dr. Michael Fields: Some people think the robot replaces the surgeon, which is not true. The robot enhances the surgeon’s ability to see inside the body. The surgeon manipulates instruments outside the body to translate his or her hand movements into the movement of the robotic arms. Those “arms” are what enter the body through the small incision. Using high-definition video, the surgeon can get a magnified view inside the patient. The technology helps surgeons operate with better visualization, precision, dexterity, and control. EK: How important has Turkey Creek Medical Center’s commitment to this new and breakthrough technology been to its physicians and, more importantly, your patients? Dr. Michael Fields: The support from Tennova has been invaluable. We have had the freedom to build this program into a true Center of Excellence in robotic surgery. We’ve had physicians on this campus from around the country eager to learn what we are accomplishing. Just recently a surgeon visited us from Ireland to receive training. All of our visiting surgeons are extremely impressed with the caliber of our facility, surgical team, and our quality outcomes.

Nitin Rangnekar, M.D.   General Surgeon

Performed first Robotic “Single Incision” gallbladder removal in the region

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Colorectal Surgeon Performed the first colectomy – colon and rectal resection – in the region to treat diverticulitis Photos provided by Tennova Healthcare

EK: What would be the best way for our readers to learn more about da Vinci robotic-assisted procedures? Lance Jones: We invite you to learn more at or by calling Tennova toll-free at 855-TENNOVA (836-6682). You can also receive a physician referral to one of our surgeons or to a primary care physician associated with Turkey Creek Medical Center. Our physicians will work with you to help you choose the best options depending on your healthcare needs.

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LifeChanging Surgery

The Scarless Hysterectomy

For the thousands of women who face a hysterectomy each year, the thought of being left with a big abdominal scar and spending weeks out of work is daunting. That’s just how Susan Walker felt. Reluctant at first to share such a personal story, Susan decided it was important to share information that could help other women who might be suffering. usan, a mother and legal assistant for a busy law practice, was experiencing such dramatic gynecologic symptoms that it was interfering with her daily life. She suffered with heavy periods almost every two weeks and was frustrated and exhausted. Susan knew a hysterectomy would most likely take her out of commission for weeks. That is, until she heard about Dr. Michael Fields, an OB/GYN at Turkey Creek Medical Center, who friends told her was one of several surgeons performing a minimally invasive procedure using the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System. Little did she know she would become a part of history. Robotic surgery has proven to be an effective and minimally invasive alternative to traditional gynecologic surgery. The da Vinci robot, in the hands of skilled surgeons, can be used to perform a variety of surgical procedures, including hysterectomies, treatment of endometriosis and pelvic pain, and non-gynecologic surgeries such as prostate, bariatrics, colorectal, thoracic, ear, nose and throat, and general surgeries including single site gall bladder removal. However, for Susan, Dr. Fields had something else in mind. As one of only 24 Epicenter Surgeons in the country, he’s performed more than 1,000 surgeries using the robot and is continually leading the way in developing new ideas to make surgery less invasive. His plan for Susan – a hysterectomy using just one single incision inside the belly button, leaving no visible scar. Period. “I wasn’t aware that this procedure even existed,” said Susan. “I was going to be fine with an alternate procedure; however, I am so glad he selected me for this new technique.” Susan became the first patient in Tennessee to undergo a single-site “belly button” hysterectomy. One small incision is made inside the naval where surgery is then done to detach the uterus.

The uterus is then removed vaginally. Once removed, the incision is closed using dissolvable stitches. “I didn’t even feel like I’d had surgery,” said Susan. Back at work in a little over two weeks, Susan is still feeling great. “I walked out of the hospital with no overnight stay, and within three days I was feeling good,” she said. “It was a phenomenal recovery. I would recommend this procedure, Dr. Fields, and Turkey Creek Medical Center to any woman who is considering a hysterectomy. Anyone can find a week or two out of their busy schedules to do something that will completely improve their quality of life.”

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Few things in life are as special as the unconditional love and loyalty a pet provides. With 78.2 million owned dogs and 86.4 million owned cats in the United States, it’s obvious Americans enjoy having pets. What might not be so apparent is how best to care for them. When it comes to making sure your pet stays healthy and lives as long as possible, what steps can you take?

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While many pet parents feed their cats and dogs the same thing day after day, they may not realize it’s a habit that can lead to nutritional deficiencies and food intolerances. A holistic approach to a pet’s diet is recommended, which means using real, whole food, not byproducts, rendered ingredients, artificial colors, artificial flavors, or preservatives. Homemade (cooked or raw) is optimal. Work with a holistic veterinarian or pet nutrition specialist to create a good, basic recipe you can make at home. If you’re not interested in preparing homemade food, the next best thing is frozen raw food. All you have to do is defrost portions in the refrigerator overnight. Freeze-dried or dehydrated raw food is another good option. Finally, there are a handful of canned foods that are very high quality. Also, always read the label when selecting food. The first ingredient should be a high-quality meat, like de-boned white chicken. If the first ingredients are different types of grains and starches, then that food should be avoided.


Consider Supplements

Many people take multivitamins and other supplements to better their health, and this practice can benefit pets, too. There are many factors that contribute to a pet’s lifespan. Some are out of our control, like genetic, congenital, and environmental factors. However, providing a species-appropriate diet, including supplements like omega-3s, contributes to overall wellness, helping pets thrive. Supplementing a pet’s diet with omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) has many health benefits, including healthy skin and coat, reduced inflammation that causes itching and hot spots, joint health with less inflammation, strong immune system, and a healthier digestive tract. Using fish oils specially made for pets is highly recommended.




Prioritize Play and Rest

Exercise is paramount to the physical health of cats and dogs. After all, a body in motion stays in motion. The simple act of walking a dog (or cat) helps to lubricate joints, preserves flexibility, maintains muscle mass (which protects joints), and keeps blood circulating through the joints and muscles. Make time every day to play with your pets. Cats need only five to 10 minutes once or twice a day for interactive play. On days when you simply do not have a minute to spare, hide some cat toys around the house. Some high, some low. Your kitty will get extra exercise by finding and playing with their “prey.” Walking a dog once or twice a day is good for both you and your pet. If you


can’t devote the time, look into hiring a dog walker. Since it’s detrimental to a dog’s health to have him hold urine all day long, having a dog walker come midday is optimal. Remember, resting periods are just as important as physical activity. Spending quiet time with our pets is so important for their overall well-being. The simple act of petting a dog reduces their stress and helps them feel secure. The same is true for cats; however, most cats don’t like to be stroked for a long period of time. In addition to these tips, pet owners of young and middle-aged pets should see their vet annually. Older pets should see the vet at least twice a year. This helps ensure you and your furry family members have many happy, healthy years to look forward to.


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department. Advisors can assist you in formatting and tailoring your resume and may be able to provide you with job leads. They can also help you prepare for the actual interview.

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related accomplishments. Make sure the non-work accomplishments still showcase your benefit to a potential employer. For instance, if you planned your sorority or fraternity annual philanthropy, focus on the leadership skills you utilized and the organization the event benefitted. If you’ve completed a marathon, list that as well. It showcases your ability to stick with a project and follow through. It could also wind up being a pretty interesting topic of conversation during the interview. Just be prepared to discuss your skills and accomplishments, when asked.

DON’T » Don’t embellish. Because you will be asked

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» Don’t include irrelevant info on your resume. A philanthropic event you organized for your fraternity is a plus, but the spring break trip you spearheaded may not impress, nor will your award for most parties attended in a semester. Make sure the information you include showcases your responsible side. Your future employer doesn’t want to imagine you calling in sick because you stayed out too late the night before. » Don’t go on and on. Make sure your resume is clear and to the point.


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by Michelle Samples-Nicolosi, MPH, LMT

Detoxification Recipes

Going Organic Going organic is all it’s cracked up to be. Besides the myriad number of reasons for going organic, such as global sustainability, the most personal reason is that it implies a healthier lifestyle. The use of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and pesticides has increased dramatically throughout the years, and so has the incidence of some degenerative diseases such as cancer. Once it’s understood how the liver must detoxify these chemicals in order to maintain health, it becomes easy to see how going organic may be an important factor in securing a better quality of life. Epidemiology studies show a link between pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides and the incidence of certain cancers. Many pesticides are carcinogenic, while others are tumor promoters. Arsenic compounds and insecticides used occupationally have been classified as carcinogenic by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, while certain herbicides have been linked with soft tissue sarcoma and malignant lymphoma. Organochlorine insecticides are also linked with soft tissue lymphoma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia, and lung and breast cancer, while triazineherbicide compounds have been linked to ovarian cancer. The EPA considers 60% of all herbicides, 90% of all fungicides, and 30% of insecticides as potentially cancer causing. The liver is the main organ to detoxify the body of harmful compounds. According to Sherry Rogers, MD, author of “Tired or Toxic,” glutathione is one of the most important compounds necessary to help with this detox process. The problem is that for every chemical present in the body that needs eliminating, one glutathione is used. Its secret lies in the presence of sulfur groups. This sulfur group acts as a flytrap that toxins can adhere to and then be eliminated out of the body. The good news is that our glutathione is manufactured and recycled in



the body using building blocks of cysteine, glycine, and glutamine. Consuming sulfur rich foods is extremely important for this process to occur. Sulfur rich foods include garlic, onions, and cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, kale, collards, cabbage, cauliflower, and watercress. These are extremely important to consume in order to detoxify. Also, according to Mark Hyman, MD, New York best-selling author and International leader in the field of Functional Medicine, eating these foods as well adding milk thistle, bioactive whey, and plentiful sources of B, C, and E vitamins are essential for glutathione production. Exercising also aids in this production. Dr. Hyman contends that glutathione is the master detoxifier and is a necessary component for protecting our health and ensuring that energy metabolism functions well. In today’s industrialized world, we are now exposed to 80,000 chemicals and other environmental toxins such as lead and mercury. To say that our detoxification system needs to be in top shape is an understatement. Eating foods that are free from chemicals such as pesticides and not altered genetically (known as non-GMO) is a plus in helping our bodies produce an important component of the detox system, glutathione. Eating organic has the added advantage that foods are packed with more concentrated nutrients, which adds to the flavor. With all these advantages, going organic seems the logical choice for better health and longevity. Note: Consult your healthcare professional

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

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

Onion Butter This simple recipe is easy to make and delicious as well. To pot add 8 onions, sliced thin. Add pinch sea salt and slowly cook for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. The onion butter will cook down to 1/4 the amount and turn slightly brown. Store in glass jars in the refrigerator. Serve with rice or corn cakes.

Broccoli Tofu Quiche Prepare tofu mixture first. To blender add the following: › 1 lb tofu › 1 garlic clove › 1/4 onion › 2 Tbsp rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar › 2 Tbsp white miso (optional – can use 2 tsp sea salt instead) › 2 tsp Italian herbs › 1 Tbsp tahini › 3/4 cup rice milk or water Blend until smooth. Adjust water amount to desired consistency. Broccoli › 2 tsp toasted sesame seed oil › 4 cups broccoli cut into 1-inch pieces › 2 cloves garlic Sauté for 3 min. Cover with tofu mixture and bake at 350 for 20 min or until top is slightly brown. Cool and serve with brown rice.

Curried Cauliflower Chickpea Delight › 2 tsp toasted sesame seed oil › 1 onion, sliced thin › 2 carrots cut into 1-inch pieces › 1 leek, sliced thin › 4 cups 1-inch piece cauliflower › 2 cups cooked chickpeas › 2 cloves garlic › 2 Tbsp curry › 1/2 thinly sliced red bell pepper › 1 can coconut milk › 1 tsp sea salt or to taste To pan heat oil and add onion, garlic, leek, pepper, carrot, and chickpeas. Toss together with curry and simmer for 5 min. Add cauliflower, salt, and coconut milk. Simmer for 20 min. Garnish with cilantro and scallions. Serve with soba noodles or quinoa.

Health Susan Dodd, M.D. is now seeing patients at her new Parkwest Professional Building office.

Dr. Susan Dodd has been providing the best in women’s gynecological healthcare since 1987, with a new office on Parkwest Boulevard.

Susan Dodd, MD PLLC

Providing the best in women’s healthcare There is perhaps no healthcare relationship that is as important to a woman as the one she has with her gynecologist. Meet Dr. Susan Dodd, a native of Sevier County who has practiced obstetrics and gynecology since 1987 and who now focuses exclusively on gynecology. Dr. Dodd is a highly accomplished physician, professor, and community volunteer with a true passion for her profession: providing quality and personalized women’s care in a welcoming environment. It’s no surprise she’s been recognized as a “Top Doc” in Cityview magazine annually since 2002, as a YWCA Tribute to Women human services honoree, as a Girl Scout Woman of Achievement, and with the University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Chief Residents Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The Power of Listening

One of the things for which Susan Dodd is most known – and appreciated – is her gracious bedside manner. She’s a natural listener who puts her patients at ease as they share their concerns. Dr. Dodd is incredibly thorough while being very easy to talk to and is known by patients and colleagues alike for her down-to-earth approach. “My patients know I take time with them and appreciate that,” she says. “I’m at the point in my profession when I don’t need to see 80 women a day.” Photo by D. Roberts Photography

Convenient surgical privileges at multiple hospitals

Dr. Dodd’s new office is located on Parkwest Boulevard in West Knoxville, but she enjoys surgical privileges at UT Medical Center, Parkwest Hospital, and Tennova. This gives her patients a full range of options regarding hospital care should they need surgical treatment.

Accepting new patients

When practicing obstetrics in addition to gynecology, Dr. Dodd had a full patient list and was not accepting new patients. With her current focus exclusively on gynecology, Dr. Dodd is now accepting new patients for the first time in years and welcomes your transfer to her practice. Most insurance providers, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, and United Healthcare, are accepted. More information, including a records transfer form, is available at or by calling 865-690-7677.

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The “Waxperts” Have Arrived in Knoxville European Wax Center Opens in Turkey Creek

alk in. Strut out. The aestheticians at European Wax Center are the world’s best “waxperts.” They believe waxing isn’t just for the privileged. It’s for everyone who wants gorgeous skin, whenever they desire. Founded in 1975, European Wax Center has finally made its way to Tennessee. The national chain of spa-like boutiques focuses exclusively on hair removal. Owned and operated by Knoxville native, Nicole Thompson, an aesthetician and former instructor at Tennessee School of Beauty, European Wax Center boasts impeccable treatment rooms and first-class amenities. From a simple brow wax to arms, back, and bikini r fo waxes, the company x a W Free offers a full range of e im First-T waxing services for women and men. Guests! “I visited a European Wax Center while on vacation a few years ago and had such a great experience that I was determined to bring the concept to Knoxville,” said Nicole. “Previously, waxing was a service I dreaded because it was pricey and uncomfortable. European Wax Center totally changed the negative feelings I had about waxing. It was easy, painless, and cost about half of what I was accustomed to paying. I knew I had discovered something unique that would appeal to people in Knoxville.” The secret to European Wax Center’s success is in its proprietary Comfort Wax™. Made in Paris from 100% natural beeswax, it is far gentler on skin than traditional wax. Highly trained aestheticians follow a fourstep pre- and post-wax process that goes like this:



1. Cleanse: Your aesthetician will begin with a calming pre-wax cleanser to remove any makeup, oil, or lotion on the areas to be treated. 2. Protect: Next, they use a pre-wax oil to ensure the wax only takes hold of pesky hairs and not your skin. 3. Time to get your wax on: The virtually painless Comfort Wax™ is applied and removed. 4. Rejuvenate: The last step is all about pampering. Body treatments receive a lovely dose of Ingrown Hair Serum to help prevent bumps, and facial treatments finish with a gentle application of European Wax Center’s Calming Cream. All products are available for sale. “We feature many incentives to keep our customers coming back,” said Nicole. “From unlimited wax passes to refer-a-friend programs and rewards points, we are extremely focused on customer satisfaction.” European Wax Center is located across from the Pinnacle movie theater, next to Bonefish in Turkey Creek. For more information, call 865-671-2846 or visit www.

European Wax Center

11391 Parkside Drive, Suite 910 Knxoville, TN 37934 865.671.2846

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Don’t be shy –

We know you have a few more questions » What’s the difference between

a bikini and bikini Brazilian? When it comes to a bikini wax, the focus is to tame the unruly sides and leave a little or a lot on the front. Think of a bikini wax as “keeping things tidy.” For a bikini Brazilian, you can go completely bare if you dare. They’ll leave a strip or nothing on the front, then remove all the hair on your sides, derriere, and everything in between.

» How long is long enough for my hair to get waxed? Let the hair grow to about 1/4 inch so the wax can grab the hair.

» I’m one of those super-organized people. Do I need to prepare for my wax? No, the wax specialists will take care of everything and walk you through the 4 Steps to Gorgeous™ process. » How long will my wax last?

Usually a wax will last between three to four weeks, but everyone’s rate of re-growth is different.


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BY Ap r i l a n d Ku r t N i t z sc h e


Starting Your Journey


aking the first step toward health and fitness can be the hardest step of all. We try our very best to make our gym feel like a second home to our members – clean and comfortable, so everyone can get off to a great start! Nathanael started his journey with us earlier this year and is now halfway to his goal! Success like Nathanael’s takes determination and hard work, but he came to the right place to get the support he needed to lose weight and improve his health.  He meets weekly with his Personal Trainer and has been diligent in following his nutrition plan. Find out more about Nathanael’s journey on our Facebook page: www.facebook. com/BeardenGym.    Workout Anytime in Bearden Makes Fitness Fit for You.  Bottom line, the key to losing weight, building strength, and increasing energy is to find as little as 20-30 minutes in your daily schedule for exercise and adopt a few new healthy eating habits.  We make it easy for you by providing a fully loaded facility with a fantastic support staff and trainers to help you on the journey to a new you!  This July, Workout Anytime in Bearden is celebrating our two year anniversary. Thank you,

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East Tennessee Man Aids Red Cross Efforts at Texas Plant Explosion


e’s seen the devastation of hurricanes in Florida, flooding in Illinois, and countless tornadoes across the southeast, but none of those disasters could prepare John Manners, a Tellico Village resident, for what he’d encounter in the aftermath of the West, Texas, plant explosion. “It’s kind of like all the movies you ever saw as a kid,” he said. “You see a bomb go off, and it levels everything. That’s exactly what it looked like.” John and his wife, Kathleen, began volunteering for the American Red Cross in 2002. Their training as Emergency Medical Technicians made them a perfect fit for the Disaster Action Team, responding to several incidents across the country during the past decade. “We not only got to travel together, but we worked together,” said John. “It’s something unique to be able to share that with a spouse.” However, John would have to fly solo on his most recent assignment – a fertilizer plant explosion in Texas that rocked the small

town of West, killing 15 people and injuring more than 150. “I saw it on the news that evening,” he said. “The next morning I got a phone call, and that afternoon I was on a flight to Dallas.” From the moment he arrived in the town of less than 3,000, the destruction was evident. “It was just such a large area,” said John. “Several blocks were just leveled, just nothing standing. It makes quite an impression on you.” Through his experience assisting at previous disaster sites, John has seen a variety of injuries, but nothing quite like the wounds residents of West sustained. “We saw a lot of unusual injuries there that were more like war zone injuries than what you’d see in a hurricane or something,” he said. “A lot of small glass embedded in skin. A lot of people with ringing in their ears and red, runny eyes.”

But perhaps what made the biggest impression on John weren’t the physical injuries, but rather the emotional trauma. “Because of it being a small town, everybody was related to somebody that was either injured or had been killed in the explosion,” he notes. “The psychological aspect of it – people really needed to talk to somebody, and that’s a major part of our job with the Red Cross. I was able to help people just by listening to what happened to them.” It’s the gratification of knowing he’s made a positive impact on someone’s life that allows John to continue to respond to disasters. It’s that same gratification he uses to encourage others to join the cause and volunteer for the American Red Cross. “We all have something to offer,” he said. “This is just kind of giving back and offering people a leg up when they need help. We all need help once in a while.” July 2013 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE



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relaxing and leaves the skin baby soft and very hydrated. There are no dehydrating salts, minerals or clays in the solution and no chemicals! To begin, the client’s body is measured in multiple areas where the solution will be applied. The warm solution soaked cotton wraps are applied to those areas where the client desires to lose inches (usually most of the body). The client is then allowed to relax for about 45 minutes. Many clients will use this time to enjoy a petite facial, hand or foot treatment, or simply relax and listen to music. The wraps are removed and the client is re-measured. There is no need to rinse. Most clients will see results of 4-10 inches lost. The most dramatic results are accomplished by a series of 12 wraps taken 4-5 days apart. The Inch Loss Wrap is just one of the popular body treatments available at Spa 9700. Call 865357-Spa1 (7721) if you would like to learn more.

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By K e l i S c o t t

The Art of Schakolad

If you’re passionate about chocolate, and why shouldn’t you be, shouldn’t you insist on the best? Indulge your sweet desires at Schakolad of Turkey Creek, and discover these amazing chocolates – the results of three generations of European-inspired chocolate making.



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So is there really a difference you ask? Well, put another way, there’s chocolate, and then there’s Schakolad! If it’s the sumptuous taste of pure chocolate you desire, then there’s really no other choice. Did you know that most of the chocolate available in retail stores today contain additives, preservatives, and fillers, including wax? Yes, food grade wax is used by many chocolate manufacturers to reduce costs. If you’re like me and you believe that wax belongs in candles and cocoa in chocolate, then I invite you to sample some of our exquisite chocolate delights that are handmade by my husband, Andrew, and I at our Schakolad chocolate boutique in Turkey Creek. Indulge your senses with Schakolad’s signature truffles and assorted chocolates, where you can create your own assortment. We also feature chocolate novelties using one of our proprietary molds you can select from. Don’t see a mold that tickles your fancy? We’ll do our best to find just what you’re looking for. Perfect for every occasion, holidays, and corporate gifts, chocolates from Schakolad make the perfect gift. Oh, and don’t forget our famous chocolate-dipped strawberries. Schakolad also features Gelato, which is 93% fatfree and made with whole milk instead of whipping cream, and Sorbetto, which is 100% fat-free and 100% dairy-free. Both use nothing but natural flavors and also have no preservatives or fillers. I encourage you to visit our handmade chocolate boutique in Turkey Creek, and discover for yourself the pure delight of pure chocolate. Your sensations will thank you. Schakolad Chocolate Factory

10944 Parkside Drive Knoxville, TN 37934 865.675.2626


Age Appropriate Dressing very woman wants to look her best, and age should not matter. What should matter is the fit and the style of your clothing. Know your body. If it’s too tight or too revealing for your own sense of comfort, it might not be the right choice. If your clothing masks your best features, it’s simply the wrong choice for you. Take a long look in a full length mirror. Ask yourself if you really “see you” in the reflection. This is a good measure to follow if you are twenty or sixty. Does your clothing reflect who you are? Please do not measure the “gaze-back” with any preconceived notions about what a woman your age should be wearing. Forget your age! Who says you can’t wear sleeveless just because your mother never would or because you think your arms are too skinny or too fat? How do you look to yourself in that reflection? Tight leggings and miniskirts could be all the rage, but if your legs are not your best feature, just pass on the mini and the leggings trend. Always focus on the fit and the style of the clothing on your body and how you feel in the reflection you see. Just accentuate your best features, regardless of your

age, and you will always be in style. We can help you find your style at Next To New. Remember that “style” is always personal; never trendy. If you are determined to be on top of the latest fashion trends, the options and age definitions are endless with accessories. Update your wardrobe with the perfect shoe and handbag, the latest necklace and earrings, the terrific scarf that frames your face. Statement accessories are always available for a fraction of the cost of apparel. Accessories know no age boundaries! Age appropriate dressing is simply about what works best for you at whatever age you are. Come see us at Next To New. We stand ready to help you define and make the most of your personal style.

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Something Vintage the temperature drops at night, as it often does, your scarf can function as a light shawl as well. Don’t forget to accessorize your new scarves with Sweetwater Flower Shop’s large collection of designer-inspired jewelry, including their new vintage pieces which will perfectly complement your vintage-inspired scarf.

How can you affordably freshen up your summer wardrobe without adding uncomfortable layers during the warmest months of the year? Sweetwater Flower Shop in historic downtown Sweetwater has just the solution. They have just received several shipments of vintage-inspired scarves, jewelry, and hats that can liven up and brighten up all of your summer ensembles that are all the rage. Discover beautiful lace-like patterned scarves that can accent both your business and casual attire but are light enough to remain comfortable no matter how high the mercury hits. Also, if

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Sweetwater Flower Shop has also expanded their popular selection of Spartina clutches, handbags, purses, and totes with oceanside-inspired colors and seascapes that can accentuate a variety of summer fashions. As always, Sweetwater Flower Shop is your premier shopping venue for your fashion accessories, home décor items, florals, gifts, and fresh flowers. Also, enjoy a casual lunch in a charming southern atmosphere at The Mansion Restaurant.

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Summer Sale-A-Bration s the temperature

goes up, The Lily Pad prices go down! All summer merchandise is now 25% off, leading up to our HUGE semi-annual 50% off sale beginning Saturday, July 20, at 10 am.

A happy crowd awaits our opening on Sale Day

As most of you know, this day has become quite a great social event! You’ll see lots of your friends and neighbors, all having fun and assisting each other find bargains galore! To prepare for this major event, beginning July 1st, the entire

“LaSale Boutique” (the large room in the rear of the store) goes to 70% off, clearing the way for the next season! Shop our great selections of washable linen and cotton gauze, now the most popular items we carry during the sweltering summer heat. These lines never go on sale as they’ve become staples year ‘round per customer request! Many new styles and colors are arriving daily, so visit our website or the store to check these lines out... unbelievable comfort, quality and design! Funky and fun, these styles take you anywhere! Remember to mark July 20th on your calendar... it’s a day we look forward to… seeing so many of our Lily Pad friends on one day, enjoying yourselves and looking for your Lily Pad finds! You

may want to come in ahead of time, try on and make your list so you’ll know what to hurry in for on the morning of the sale! We look forward, as you do, to this fabulous event! There’s no way to clear the store of summer stock in one day, so if you prefer to shop when it isn’t quite as crowded, plan to come to Sweetwater in the following days and make it a leisurely day to shop and dine. The merchandise remains at half price until it’s gone! We’ll look forward to seeing you when we open the doors promptly at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 20th!

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

East Tennessee Historical Society Brown Bag Lecture by Terrence J. Winschel, Retired Historian, Vicksburg National Military Park Wednesday, July 10, at East Tennessee History Center

As a part of our continuing series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the East Tennessee Historical Society will host a brown bag lecture, “Unvexed to the Sea,” the story of the Siege and Battle of Vicksburg, presented by Terrence J. Winschel, retired historian of Vicksburg National Military Park in Mississippi. From the beginning of the Civil War, the Confederate bastion at Vicksburg thwarted Federal hopes to gain control of the allimportant Mississippi River by cutting the Confederacy in half and disrupting the flow of supplies from the Trans-Mississippi West to the major Confederate armies in the East. By 1863, despite Federal successes at New Orleans and Memphis, Vicksburg still stood defiant. An unlikely hero emerged that year – a scruffy, cigar-smoking Ulysses S. Grant – who dared to launch a highly risky campaign to force the

Rebels from their Mississippi stronghold. As Grant closed in on the great prize of Vicksburg, hard-pressed Confederate forces held on desperately, expecting relief that never came. Terrence Winschel will tell this story of one of the war’s longest and most decisive campaigns. Terrence is a 35-year veteran of the National Park Service, having served at Gettysburg

National Military Park, Fredericksburg National Military Park, and Valley Forge National Historical Park, as well as Vicksburg. The author of numerous articles and book reviews on the Civil War, his books include “The Civil War Diary of a Common Soldier” and “Vicksburg: Fall of the Confederate Gibraltar.” Terrence is the recipient of several awards, including the 2007 National Park Service Preservationist of the Year presented by the Civil War Preservation Trust. The program is free and open to the public. The lecture will begin at noon at the East Tennessee History Center, located at 601 S. Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. Guests are invited to bring a “brown bag” lunch and enjoy the lecture. Soft drinks will be available. For more information on the lecture, exhibitions, or museum hours, call 865-215-8824 or visit July 2013 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE





f you’re thinking of taking a cruise, there are a lot of options to consider, from the cruise line and style to the destinations, vacation length, and types of onboard amenities. Cruising is a fun (and economical) way to see several places in a relatively short amount of time without having to unpack and repack every day. While some “hard-core” travelers may scoff at cruises, don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. Choose Your Cruise Line

This is probably the single most important task when planning a cruise. Choose the wrong cruise line, or even more specifically, the wrong ship, and it can mean the difference between a blissful, relaxing trip or one filled with 18-year-olds getting rowdy on rum punch. To figure out which ship and line suits your preference, do some research online and ask friends who have taken cruises.

» Find out the median age onboard; if a ship caters to an older demographic, there’s typically not much to do after 10 pm. » Ask about the quality of food. The food on most vessels is in line with what you get at 4- and 5-star restaurants on land, so beware that elastic waistbands might be needed by the end of your trip. Also, gather opinions on cruise schedules. Some cruise lines allow for flexibility in your itinerary; others have two dinner seatings, and if you’re not on time, you don’t eat. » Ask about the activities onboard. Is there a variety? Are

the shows good? For comparison, Royal Caribbean brought “Hairspray” to sea several years ago, and a few ships have Cirque du Soleil spinoffs.

» Finally, inquire about the décor; newer or updated ships will feel like a Ritz-Carlton.

As far as cruise styles, “mainstream” cruise lines, like Celebrity and Royal Caribbean, can carry a small city on the water. Other cruise lines, such as Viking River Cruises or Oceania Cruises, provide luxury and a slower pace. There are also specialized cruise ships, like the American Queen Steamboat, that runs multi-day cruises up and down the Mississippi River.



Choose Your Destinations

After finding the right cruise line, figure out how many days you want to spend on the cruise. (Remember that depending on where you live, it can take a day to travel to the departure port and a day to travel home.) The number of days will then dictate what destination options you have. Some itineraries will feature just one port for visiting, while others will dock at anywhere from three to 10. Cruising allows you to get an overview of destinations, rather than an in-depth look into the local scene. Because you’re traveling by a large ship (unless you do a river cruise), you will explore only coastal towns, and typically the ship will be in port only for about a half a day. As you peruse the destinations available, you can normally see a sample itinerary, too.

Book Your Cruise

Once you’ve selected the cruise line, the number of days, and the destinations you want to visit, then you’re ready to book your cruise. With all your meals, snacks, and beverages (alcohol and specialty restaurants onboard might cost more), your room, and onboard entertainment covered, there’s not much left to plan. You can choose to research things to do in ports, or you can take advantage of the shore excursions that cruises offer.

Pack for Your Cruise

No matter your destinations, it pays to look up the typical weather and pack accordingly. A cruise in July might sound warm, but if you’re heading to Alaska, you can skip the bathing suit and pack an extra sweatshirt. Everyone packs differently, but it’s in your best interest to pack minimally, as the rooms are not as big as a typical hotel room. Bathing suits and shorts are usually fine for the daytime, but evenings typically require more of a resort-casual wardrobe. Also, most ships have one or two formal nights, so pull out the old bridesmaid or prom dresses. Most importantly, if you’re traveling outside of the United States, make sure your passport is up to date and packed along with your ticket so you’ll be good to sail away.




American Red Cross Survey Finds People Unclear About How to Stay Safe in the Water Most families plan to swim in areas without lifeguards this summer, but lack basic water safety knowledge ven though nearly two-thirds of families with small children plan on swimming in areas without lifeguards this summer, many people don’t know the right thing to do in water emergencies or how to keep their loved ones safe in the water, according to a new American Red Cross poll. “People tend to spend more time in and around the water during the summer, so now is a great time to review water safety precautions so you know what to do to stay safe,” said Mary Franklin, Red Cross Volunteer

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Water Safety Instructor Trainer. The Red Cross poll found 63% of families with children plan on swimming in an area without a lifeguard this summer. However, nearly half of those polled had never taken swimming lessons, with African-Americans (32%) less likely to have received formal training. Nearly half of Americans say they have had an experience where they were afraid they would drown, according to the findings. Hispanics reported a higher percentage (66%) of having such an experience over Whites (46%). Overall, four in 10 (41%) say they know someone who was in danger of drowning, which is an increase of 16 percentage points from a similar 2009 Red Cross survey. Two thirds (67%) of those asked mistakenly believe that putting inflatable arm bands, or “water wings,” on children is enough to keep them safe when an adult is not nearby. These are not lifesaving devices, and children and weak/inexperienced swimmers should wear U.S. Coast Guardapproved life jackets while remaining under constant adult supervision. The survey findings show that people mistakenly believe some steps such as having a swimming buddy or flotation device will keep them safe. For example, while the Red Cross recommends that people always swim with a buddy in designated swimming areas supervised by lifeguards, buddies alone are not enough to keep swimmers safe. Another concerning finding in the 2013 Red Cross survey was that most of those polled were unsure of the right steps to take when someone appears to be in distress in the water. More than nine in 10 (93%) people were unable to identify the correct order of actions to take to help a swimmer who may be in danger of drowning. “The correct steps to take when you see a swimmer who needs help is to shout for help, reach or throw the person a rescue or flotation device and tell them to grab it; then call 9-1-1 if needed,” said Mary. “People think that if a person isn’t calling out for help, they must be ok. However, they are likely using all their energy just trying to stay above water. People

think they should enter the water to save someone, but this often endangers the life of the rescuer.”

Other signs of a swimmer in trouble include: • Treading water and waving an arm • Doggie paddling with no forward progress • Hanging onto a safety line • Floating on their back and waving their arms • Arms extended side or front, pressing down for support, but making no forward progress • Positioned vertically in the water, but not kicking legs • Underwater for more than 30 seconds • Floating at surface, face-down, for more than 30 seconds Red Cross swimming lessons help people develop skills and water safety behaviors that help people be more comfortable and safe when they are in, on, and around the water. The Red Cross encourages all household members to enroll in age-appropriate water orientation and Learn-to-Swim programs. To find classes for your family, contact your local aquatic facility and ask for American Red Cross swimming programs. You can find additional water safety information at

Survey Details: Telephone survey of 1,011 U.S. adults 18 years and older on April 11-14, 2013, conducted in ORC International’s CARAVAN® survey using a landline-cell dual-frame sampling design. Margin of error is +/- 3.1 percentage points at the 95% confidence level. For comparison, this report includes findings from a 2009 Water Safety Poll – Telephone survey of  1,002 U.S. adults 18 years and older on March 20-23, 2009, conducted by ORC International’s CARAVAN®. Margin of error is +/- 3.1 percent at the 95% confidence level.


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hen it comes to choosing the right banking relationship, some banks offer experience with no technology, while others have all the tech gadgets but no strong banking experience. That’s where American Trust Bank is different. They have banking experience along with great technology services.


American Trust Bank has a team that holds 750 years of combined banking experience. This experience ranges from mortgage lending to complex commercial banking and all things in between. But what does that mean for you? • Working with a team of bankers who listen to your needs and can provide a customized solution. • Speaking with a banker who has the experience and ability to make decisions rather than asking for permission from a supervisor in another state. Rest assured when you work with an American Trust Banker, you are not just speaking to an order taker, but you are partnering with a trusted expert in the banking industry.


American Trust Bank understands that technology is always upgrading and changing. That’s why American Trust Bank remains on the cutting edge of technology for customers. One example is the bank’s mobile app, called Freedom Banking. The mobile app allows customers to: • Verify account balances • Pay bills • Deposit checks by taking a photo of the check with your smartphone In addition to mobile banking, American Trust Bank offers an assortment of personal and business services that you would expect from a large regional bank. If you are ready to enjoy community banking with the experience and technology to solve your financial needs, then contact American Trust Bank today.

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A cAsuAl listen to the Boz Scaggs discography makes one thing obvious: Boz Scaggs is both a musical seeker and a man of sizable talent as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. His explorations in blues and R&B, rock, and jazz have produced lasting work and a career that has brought with it acclaim, a loyal following, and an enduring respect among musicians. With “Memphis,” his first studio album in five years, Scaggs looks back musically and biographically. “I had been thinking about a

record that involved going back into my past and finding songs that match my style and my voice,” he says. With producer Steve Jordan and a crack band, he puts a distinctive touch on classics like “Rainy Night in Georgia,” “Corinna Corinna,” and “Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl,” as well as on a couple of originals. For more information, visit www.tennessee





n Gatlinburg, it’s easy to be inspired by the great outdoors. Cast a line in a quest for mountain trout and listen to the calming silence of the wilderness around you. Observe the brilliant colors of wildflowers and plants as you stroll through America’s most visited National Park. Experience the thrill of white water rafting as you race down Pigeon River. Boasting natural beauty, historical charm, and exciting events including food festivals and arts & crafts shows, Gatlinburg provides the perfect respite. Article and Photos Courtesy of Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau 34


Gatlinburg’s History Inspires its Artistic and Cultural Heritage Boasting an exciting history steeped in tradition, Gatlinburg was originally settled in the early 1800s and first named White Oak Flats for the abundant native white oak trees covering the landscape. Visitors today can explore the historic sites of Gatlinburg, such as The Red Barn, constructed in 1923 and which served as the “model barn” where young men were taught agriculture. The Ogle Cabin is Gatlinburg’s first home, built in 1807 by the widow and children of William Ogle, who told his family of the “Land of Paradise” in the mountains of East Tennessee. With breathtaking natural surroundings that inspire creativity, Gatlinburg’s arts and crafts culture has long held a deep association with the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

Nowhere else in the south is there a richer heritage of fine craftsmanship than in Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community. Established in 1937, the Arts & Crafts Community is the largest group of independent artisans in North America. Located on an eight-mile loop at the northeast edge of Gatlinburg, the community proudly preserves the craft heritage of the Great Smoky Mountains year-round. Explore the best in a wide range of craft shops, including pottery, woodcarving, candlemaking, quilting, weaving, broom-making, and painting, among other fine art forms. Gatlinburg is also home to the renowned Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, founded in 1965 with roots in Pi Beta Phi fraternity going all the way back to 1912.


Excitement and New Experiences in the Great Smoky Mountains

Mother Nature Rings Loud and True

A visit to Gatlinburg fosters a love for the great outdoors for a whole new generation. The adventures become even more extreme this season with the grand opening of the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) Great Outpost, which showcases all the gear, services, and expertise needed to truly discover Mother Nature’s treasures. Tackle the 25-foot tall climbing wall, a swinging rope bridge, and a kid-friendly “bear den” at the new NOC, which also features gear from renowned brands including The North Face, Columbia Sportswear, and Mountain Hardwear. Bike rentals also are available. Clinics, classes, and outdoor adventures are available through Basecamp, an outdoor concierge and advice center in the heart of NOC’s Great Outpost, designed to educate guests on all their outdoor options in Gatlinburg.

Explore more than 500,000 acres of forests in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the largest protected land areas east of the Rocky Mountains. Bike along Cades Cove loop or discover secrets found in the park during one of the educational programs offered by park rangers. Observe more than 240 species of birds, search for salamanders, or learn more about the 77 historic structures, preserved scenes, and landscapes the National Park maintains. When you’re in town, check out the historic Ogle Cabin, which was the home of Gatlinburg’s first settlers. This collection, representing more than two centuries of human history in the Appalachia region, helps tell the story of the people who lived and worked in and around the park prior to its creation. Pitch a tent and pack a picnic lunch while staying at one of the two local campgrounds.

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Be among the first to celebrate our nation’s birthday during one of the most unique Independence Day celebrations in the country. Gatlinburg kicks off America’s Independence Day celebration with the nation’s first parade, which leads off in the opening moment of the holiday at the stroke of midnight to begin Wednesday, July 4, to the cheers of close to 100,000 spectators and features a special tribute to our military personnel among the many highlights of this one-ofa-kind patriotic event. Stretching more than a mile in length, more than 100 units will make their way through Gatlinburg, showcasing many elaborately decorated floats, helium balloons, marching bands, equestrian entries, and a large contingent of our armed services’ men and women.

For an up-close-and-personal glimpse of fascinating marine life, follow your curiosity through Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Rated as the “Number One Aquarium in the U.S.” by, the facility boasts more than 100,000 animals thriving in 1.4 million gallons of aquariums, including 12-foot sharks, thrilling interactive exhibits, and the world’s largest underwater tunnel measuring in at 345 feet. The new five million dollar addition of Penguin Playhouse provides a unique indoor/outdoor setting for the curious clustering of African Black-footed penguins that now call the Smokies home. For more information on everything to do in Gatlinburg, visit



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This Spartina 449 scarf and tote in the Tibi Soli Bamboo pattern are the perfect additions to your summer wardrobe. Combine these items with a summery hat and contrasting jewelry to make a beautiful, coordinated fashion statement. These and other accessories are available at Sweetwater Flower Shop, 118 W. North Street in downtown Sweetwater, 423.337.6623.


Replace that ugly white vent cover that’s so hard to get into with a beautiful Fancy Vent. Available in multiple designs and a variety of finishes, Fancy Vents are an elegant, affordable, and very easy summer project that will literally take about 15 minutes and completely transform your home. Fancy Vents, 615.776.3023,


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It’s Irresistible! Dress Your Home to Impress Buyers This Summer

Your home is a place to kick off your shoes, relax,

and enjoy precious time with friends and family. Nothing quite tops the feeling you get when you walk through your foyer, close the door behind you, and forget the day’s troubles. But as families expand, promotions require unexpected relocations, or a coveted residence down the street goes up for sale, you might find yourself looking for a new oasis to call home. Your tastes and personal style have created a beautiful setting for your home until now. But as you prepare for house hunters visiting the space, it might be time to let go of emotional attachment, and transform your home into a stunning showpiece that any potential buyer would love.

A Touch of Color

If your walls need painting, applying a neutral color is usually recommended. But don’t be afraid to have some fun with a color that will leave a lasting impression on people searching for the perfect, stand-out home. A bold color married with a soft, subtle hue can create an energetic atmosphere while still giving your home a comfortable and relaxing vibe. Apply the bolder colors to an accent wall or on minor architectural elements throughout the home to breathe fresh life into otherwise dull walls. Painting is a small project that can create the most impact when selling your home.

Take Your Space from Aged to Staged Another way to inspire potential buyers is by showing off a beautifully decorated and elegantly styled home. To get an expertly polished palace, hire an accredited staging professional who will assess the space and plan a design that will have homebuyers



stopping in their tracks. In fact, homes that are professionally staged spend 83% less time on the market, according to a survey conducted by The International Association of Home Staging Professionals and The first thing the stager will do is de-clutter your home. Prospective buyers don’t want to be reminded of the home’s current owners, so removing personal photographs, over-the-top decorative items, or over-sized furniture is an essential part of the process. They might also reconfigure furniture to improve the home’s flow and function. Lighting is also an important factor when showing a home. Stagers will find a way to warm up the space and highlight focal points of the room using strategic light sources, creating an unforgettable space. Since

more than 90% of potential buyers are searching online prior to visiting a home in person, professionally staged spaces are better able to communicate through photographs than generic shots. If you’ve already moved out of your house and into your new home, the stager will bring in key furniture and accessories to help house hunters envision themselves living there. Just like a too-cluttered home might turn off some buyers, a blank, hohum look can give off a lackluster vibe, so staging an empty house can help any buyer see its true potential. By investing some time and money into the right kind of home improvement and staging projects, you can be confident knowing you’re a step ahead of the competition and a step closer to giving a new homebuyer the home of his or her dreams.

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e are blessed to live in such a beautiful place in the world surrounded by lots of lakes. The only thing that can make it better would be to live on the lake! Summer is here, and if you’re looking for that perfect lot or home on one of our spectacular lakes in Tennessee, be sure to pick up the latest edition of Homes & Land Magazine.


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of Alive After Five’s all-time favorite bands, the 17-member Streamliners Swing Orchestra, will headline the show and perform two sets of music. Frog & Toad’s Dixie Quartet will open the show. All shows are from 6:00-8:30 pm except the 20th Anniversary Celebration. Alive After Five is a unique live music series presented on 30 or more Fridays per year in four seasonal series. The programs take place in the smoke-free, casually elegant setting of the Great Hall in the Knoxville Museum of Art. There is a live band on stage, seating at tables, two cash bars, food from area restaurants, free freshly popped popcorn, free parking, and a licensed therapeutic masseuse available. Audience members can enjoy listening to music, dancing, and browsing the museum’s art galleries. Admission to the summer series of Alive After Five is $10 for general admission and $6 for museum members and college students with ID. Ages 17 and under are admitted free. For more information, contact Michael Gill at 865-934-2039.

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becoming an area of concern for a growing number of Knoxville area families who are concerned about the potential long-term health risks of consuming untreated drinking water that is known to contain chemicals and contaminants. Even consumed in minute quantities, no one is certain about their future health risks. Some community drinking water systems have been found to contain three times as much chlorine as your neighborhood pool. Chlorine, which is easily absorbed through your skin, has been linked not only to cancer, but also has been shown to be the source of numerous skin related issues, including dry/ Jamie Foster, flaky skin, dry/brittle Owner hair, and even eczema. Many homeowners have turned to bottled water, which is impractical for bathing, can be expensive, and has been shown to have many quality related issues of its own. The best longterm, affordable, and effective solution is a whole home water filtration system from My Plumber. Why My Plumber? Each and every home water filtration system we recommend is properly sized and installed by a licensed, professional plumber only after your home’s existing water system has been carefully evaluated by our own master plumber. Electrical work should be performed by licensed electricians and plumbing by licensed plumbers to ensure the performance and safety of your home’s vital systems. If you share my concern about the quality of your and your family’s drinking water, then why not call me today and request a no cost, no obligation, inhome evaluation? We will not only evaluate your drinking water’s quality, but we’ll also have one of our licensed plumbers evaluate your home’s entire water system. Should corrective measures be necessary, we will recommend the appropriate solution tailored to your individual needs. After all, who wants to drink pool water?

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When Monty Python's Eric Idle created the fictional band Toad the Wet Sprocket for the program “Rutland Weekend Television” in 1975, he never dreamed that anyone would actually use such a silly name. Fast forward to 1986, when four California teens desperately needed to come up with a name to call their band for an upcoming gig at a Goleta, CA watering hole called The Shack. Since that day, Toad the Wet Sprocket has been the name of the four-piece California rock

band consisting of lead singer Glen Phillips, guitarist Todd Nichols, bassist Dean Dinning, and drummer Randy Guss. From 1989-1998, they made five studio albums, which combined sold more than four million copies, and had five major radio hits. With a successful greatest hits album in 2011, Toad the Wet Sprocket is back on tour in 2013, and fans can look forward to a new album release as well! For more information, visit

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How to Beat the Summer Heat! Window treatments! Yes, window treatments!

n some cases, with the right product you can reduce energy loss up to 40% at the window. Window treatments have always helped with light control, but now you can control heat and reduce energy loss... WITHOUT making the room completely dark! What amazing product can do all of this? The Hunter Douglas Duette Architella Honeycomb Shade, a honeycomb within a honeycomb. Hunter Douglas uses state-of-the-art, patented design technology for an energy efficient, yet attractive honeycomb shade. This revolutionary shade incorporates three insulated air pockets to trap air and create the most energy efficient product on the market while still offering luminous colors, crisp, consistent pleats, and all the usual design options! So, in this time of Energy Efficiency Awareness, Hunter Douglas is not only offering an amazing product to reSale Ends 7/31/13 duce your energy costs, but Restrictions apply also a Federal Tax Credit up to $500 for 2013 on the Duette Architella (certain restrictions apply). Call today to see if you are eligible for this tax credit. Windows By Design is a full-service custom window treatment company specializing in shutters, shades, blinds, draperies, and

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Oriental Rug Washing Myths Fine Oriental rugs can last many lifetimes and add to the décor of our home’s interior spaces. They are individual works of art that, when properly preserved and cared for, will deliver years of beauty to your home while becoming precious heirlooms for generations to come. Despite their longevity, fine Oriental rugs require proper care and cleaning. But, sadly, very few rug cleaning professionals have the training, experience, or facility needed to professionally wash your Oriental rugs, despite the large number of companies advertising Oriental rug cleaning. Improper care and neglect can damage or even ruin your rugs. MYTH #1 Oriental rugs require no care. FALSE Oriental rugs that are properly cared for and maintained will last for many years to come. MYTH #2 Carpet cleaning and rug washing are the same process.




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FALSE The two processes are totally different. Carpet cleaning can ruin your Oriental rugs. Oriental rug washing can only be successfully done by experienced professionals in a highly specialized, environmentally controlled facility. MYTH #3 It’s ok to vacuum your Oriental rugs. MAYBE But only if you avoid using a vacuum with a beater bar, which will harm the fibers in your rug. Use soft attachments only, and be particularly careful of the rug’s fringe. Always vacuum the fringe sideways. MYTH #4 Oriental rugs shrink when washed. FALSE Although Oriental rugs are made with natural fibers that are known to shrink, a professional rug washer can control the possibility of shrinkage. MYTH #5 Washing will shorten the life expectancy of your Oriental rugs. FALSE To the contrary, rug washing, performed by a professional, will not only keep your rugs beautiful, but will also extend the life of your rugs.

These beautiful treasures, which represent hundreds of years of tradition, can add beauty to both our homes and lives, but only if you treat them with the care and respect they deserve. When caring for your fine Oriental rugs, insist on the services of a professional with a state-of-the-art facility that is highly trained and experienced in the care of Oriental rugs.

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Kitchen Remodeling 101:

Brush Up on the Basics In this economy, taking on a kitchen remodel can be a scary proposition. You’re probably asking yourself plenty of questions. How drastically should you change the room? Do you need to hire a professional? Can you still recoup money spent on remodeling if you sell the house? Have no fear – these six tips will get you remodeling like a pro without losing your mind or breaking the bank.


Breathe in. Breathe out. Break it down.

Before starting, take a deep breath, and know that your project is going to turn out great. The key is to break your remodel down into manageable steps that you can wrap your head around: cabinets, counters, floors, paint, and accessories. Although it can seem like a daunting process, there is no need to freak out.


Identify the function of the room.

Take a second to think about how you use your kitchen. The best outcome is a kitchen that’s both beautiful and functional, so make sure you’re not getting caught up in just color swatches, paint samples, and tile styles. Ask yourself a few simple questions: Who primarily uses the kitchen? How much foot traffic will there be? What are the main tasks occurring in the space? Pausing to think about how the space will be used helps you create a kitchen that works for your life. 48



Make the space work for you.

If you are considering a new layout, first think about how you move around the kitchen. There’s nothing more frustrating than furiously trying to get dinner on the table for a group of friends when you can’t find anything or move around your kitchen with ease. Determine the types of stations you always use and what you need in each station. Add drawers or containers for utensils or herbs – anything you might need to quickly grab while standing in that place. If you can’t recreate your floor plan, sometimes it’s simply a matter of reorganizing. Don’t assume you’re stuck with what you’ve got.


Understand the scope of your work.

Is this kitchen makeover going to involve a partial or complete demolition, or are you going to be implementing simple fixes that you can pull off in a weekend? The work you’re looking to do will determine whether or not you need to hire a contractor and apply for permits or, if it’s just you, bribe your friends and buy that bucket of paint. It’s often smartest to look to a trained professional to handle the trickier parts of a kitchen makeover. Hire contractors who carry insurance to deal with your electrical and plumbing issues, use a professional installer to replace that new countertop, and keep in mind that you may void the warranty on items if you install them incorrectly.


Make a budget.

Though not as much fun as picking colors and fixtures, having a clear idea of what you can afford is important. Determine your budget, and consider funds for unanticipated issues such as mold or plumbing pitfalls. If you have enough in the budget to deal with problems as they arise, you’ll be less stressed and can complete the project without a hitch. Finally, consider eco-friendly and durable materials that can be more affordable, including reclaimed wood, low-VOC paints, and countertops made from recycled fibers that can give the look of granite at a fraction of the cost. They’ll keep more of the green in your kitchen and in your wallet.


Keep track of your paperwork.

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of remodeling a kitchen, but the business end of a makeover is just as important. Keep track of contracts, warranties, manuals, and receipts. Numbers used to identify paint colors and finishes are important, too. Having everything accessible in a “kitchen makeover file” will make it easy to call for repairs or even simple touch-ups if need be. Armed with the basics, you’ll be well-prepared to create a kitchen you love.


Garages: A Selling Feature for Homes When Diane Nelson of Knoxville put her house on the market this past March, her home sold in just 45 days. Although there were several houses in her area in the same price range, Diane said her renovated garage by PremierGarage helped it to sell quickly. “There were a lot of houses in that price range and with similar floor plans,” explained Diane. “I really believe the garage made my home more functional and attractive than other houses, which was definitely an asset to buyers and a great selling point.” More than a year ago Diane called PremierGarage, the nation’s leader in garage enhancements and remodeling with 15 years of experience, to get her garage organized and install special features to meet her lifestyle. When she sold her house this spring and bought another home, she called Knoxville’s PremierGarage again. “With two cars, a wave runner, and a motorcycle, my husband wanted our new garage to be very organized,” said Diane. “The floor is done and looks beautiful, and they just finished putting in the cabinets, so everything will have its place in our garage.”

Diane is part the fastest-growing segment of the home improvement industry – garage remodeling. PremierGarage can transform a messy, embarrassing garage into one of the home’s most used and attractive spaces. With the company’s commercial-grade concrete coatings, an oil-stained, pitted, and peeling epoxy-coated garage floor becomes showroom quality. Specialists prepare the floor by diamond grinding the surface before applying a proprietary, advanced concrete polyaspartic coating system. The commercial-grade, slip-resistant flooring provides durable elegance while eliminating stains, cracks, chipping, and peeling – all backed with a 10-year warranty. The easy-to-clean surface comes in a variety of colors and is two times harder than conventional epoxy coatings, so it stands up to years of hot tires and dropped tools. Also, because it’s UV protected, it will look as beautiful in six years as it does the day it’s installed. The flooring system is also perfect for concrete flooring in basements and retail stores. The flexible storage system includes cabinets in a variety of finishes that are specifically

Nelson’s garage renovation included durable flooring, versatile slatwall to hang tools, cabinetry for storage, and an area near the door to sit when taking off shoes.

designed for the extreme weather and demands of a garage. The shelves are 25% thicker than industry standards, and the suspended design makes it easy to clean underneath while protecting its contents from water. Spending money now to renovate your garage is an investment in your home. Even if you don’t plan to sell your home soon, you’ll enjoy the organized space that, in turn, will add value to your own life.

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Mold Woes? Manage Moisture Through Better Ventilation ew phrases

can strike fear into a homeowner’s heart as powerfully as the words “you have a mold problem.” Mold troubles in your home can cause health troubles for your family, and both issues can be notoriously difficult to resolve. It occurs everywhere in nature, but when mold begins growing indoors, it can damage any surface it grows on and cause respiratory problems for those living in the affected house. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that mold can cause reactions that range from mild (stuffy nose, itchy eyes, or skin irritation) to severe (fever, shortness of breath, and chronic lung ailments). In extreme cases, the mold can even infect a person’s lungs. Studies have also suggested a link between mold exposure and the development of asthma in young children.



Mold and Moisture

So what causes mold to take root in your home? In a word: moisture. Mold spores are everywhere, and when they land on a wet or damp surface, they can begin to grow. That means mold tends to grow in areas of your home that are more humid, such as in the bathroom, a belowgrade room, the kitchen, or garage. Mold can also grow in hidden places, such as between walls where a water leak has occurred and gone undetected for some time. The key to mold control is moisture control. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, you should clean up mold right away and eliminate the source of moisture that allowed the mold to grow.

Managing Moisture

Managing excess moisture in your home can help prevent the growth of mold. In addition to monitoring your home regularly to catch plumbing or roof leaks quickly, improving ventilation can help control moisture and improve overall indoor air quality. Places that are often or always damp can be hard to maintain completely free of mold. If there’s some mold in the shower or elsewhere in the bathroom that seems to reappear, increasing ventilation (running a fan or opening a window) and cleaning more frequently will usually prevent mold from recurring, or at least keep the mold to a minimum.

For more effective, economical passive ventilation, a fresh-air skylight can help reduce humidity and stale air. When open, Energy Star-qualified, no leak, solar-powered, fresh air skylights can allow excess moisture and unhealthy fumes to escape your home. When closed, the bright sunlight that skylights admit into your home can help dry out damp areas. Skylights are a great option in damp rooms, such as bathrooms, where privacy concerns mean an open window is impractical, or in rooms where adding a window or venting fan may not be plausible, such as a garage. Add remote controlled solar-powered blinds to solar-powered fresh air skylights to your home and the products, as well as installation costs, are eligible for a 30% federal tax credit.

Removing Mold

If you discover mold in your home, it’s important to remove it quickly – even if it just seems like a harmless amount growing in a corner of the shower. Mold can spread quickly. You can probably handle a minor problem yourself, using commercially available cleansers to remove the mold from affected surfaces. More severe infestations that affect drywall, wood, or other parts of the home’s structure will likely need to be handled by a professional. If mold has damaged parts of your home, remove and replace those parts. Monitor humidity levels in your home and make sure all rooms – especially those where a problem has occurred – have adequate ventilation. The CDC recommends homeowners take steps to prevent future mold growth, such as using an air conditioner and dehumidifier during humid months and adding mold inhibitors to paint before repainting rooms. Mold will never be anyone’s idea of a welcome houseguest, but with preventive steps such as improving ventilation to control moisture, you can ensure you never again have to fear those three little words: “you have mold.”


Open Up Your Living Space Be ready to let the outdoors in! The sun is

getting stronger, and the days are getting longer. Before you know it, summer will be here, and with it will come the endless ways to have fun right in your own backyard. Yet are people really enjoying their outdoor spaces to the full potential? In most parts of the country, if their outdoor space doesn’t include retractable screen solutions, then the answer is most likely no. Here’s why. Homeowners across the country are making significant investments creating outdoor “rooms” such as porches and lanais with kitchens complete with large, permanently-installed grills, refrigerators and work areas, luxurious fireplaces, beautiful lighting, and even artwork specially made to be weather-proof. However, the hot afternoon sun and biting insects often keep homeowners from using their outdoor spaces. Retractable screens provide an answer to this dilemma. By merging indoor and outdoor spaces, these screen solutions enhance and promote the outdoor living experience. They provide shade and allow people to enjoy outdoors during hot summer days, extending the time spent on patios in areas where there are lots of bugs that come out in the evenings. Large, motorized screens are a perfect example of how to blend function with comfort. These screens can be recessed into the beams or walls of a building, thereby staying truly hidden when fully retracted. The best part about using retractable screens is that these screening solutions don’t diminish the views or esthetics, as the screens are in place only when needed. For the ultimate in elegance, some of the retractable screen solutions can be blended into virtually any architectural style. Increasing in popularity are different custom color and wood grain finishes that help merge the screens with the interior or exterior color schemes. The screens can also be programmed to come down and retract with sun and wind sensors and be connected to the general building automation system to have the screens come down at a specific time of day when needing extra shade or insect protection. For more information about retractable screen options, visit C

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at all the meeting rails and jambs for wind and allergens to pass through. The surest way to correct these problems is with the Infinity from Marvin custom replacement window made from the stateof-the-art material Ultrex fiberglass. Infinity from Marvin has an OSHA health rating of zero, which means it does not outgas, nor does it have any toxins in it. Another advantage of the Infinity window is that the expansion and contraction of this material is virtually nonexistent, which means it can be machined to tighter tolerances, and it also has no flat surfaces at the jamb liner and meeting rails. The surfaces are concave and

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Exposed Beams: Not Just for Barns Anymore eclaimed lumber

is not a new idea in home building, but it’s definitely a trend that’s gaining momentum. Imagine your new home finished with wide plank, reclaimed hardwood flooring, re-milled lumber discovered in a 100+-year-old barn. Another way to use reclaimed barn lumber in a new home is to install hand-hewn beams which appear to be supporting the ceiling as a wood mantle piece or as exterior siding. These are just a couple of ways you might choose to incorporate this rustic look into the construction of your new home. Why would you consider using reclaimed wood in a new home? Because old barn wood, which is seasoned and cured by time and nature, is truly worthy of restoration. When you incorporate antique hardwood flooring or hewn beams into a new home, it’s something you can feel good about because you’re recycling nature’s resources for future generations to enjoy. The old growth forests which were used to build barns between about 1850 and 1920, and some of the large hardwood trees that were cut down back then, don’t exist in nature anymore. To incorporate it into a brand new home, or for restoration and renovation enthusiasts, the reclaimed lumber creates a wonderful, aged look. Barn wood offers not only class, but a sense of history. Homeowners often want to know where the wood came from: an old tobacco barn in Mississippi, a steel factory in Pennsylvania, an old barn in the Smoky Mountains. The history of the reclaimed wood is almost as impressive as the wood itself. Your home should not only be Photography by Beth Fellhoelter

beautiful, but it should share a story. Design/builder, Jenny Blalock, recently incorporated 20-foot hand-hewn barn wood beams from Jefferson City into a new home, suspending them from the 18-foot ceilings. She combined the rustic beams with an Italian glass tile mantel fireplace to create a contemporary feel for her clients. “Using reclaimed barn wood doesn’t mean it has to be incorporated into a rustic setting,” said Jenny. “It’s exciting to combine both modern and rustic styles together to create a unique, one-of-a-kind look. Old

barn wood will not only look terrific in any setting with proper planning, but it will add a historic vitality Jenny Blalock Licensed General to your home.” Contractor So the next time you drive past an old, abandoned barn, you might find yourself wondering just what kinds of beams might be hidden behind those closed doors, or what might be hiding under the few inches of dust covering those exposed antique wooden beams. There might just be a treasure hidden under there, waiting to rediscover another purpose for the next hundred years or so. Luxe Homes & Design would love to consult with you on building your new custom home. Contact Jenny Blalock at 865-7554680 or for a free consultation.

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Discover What They Discovered Five years ago, John and Christina Fitzwilliam’s lives were headed in a much different direction than they are today. John had been working 17 years in the restaurant/hospitality industry, and Christina had just sold her dance studio to stay home with their three children. But, Christina was secretly on the prowl for something new… for John and for the family.

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impressed with what they saw firsthand, they started Surface Doc the following month. The first year John says they were mainly focused on restaurants. He loved the challenge of transforming grimy, greasy, blackened kitchen floors into ones that looked brand new. Often the owner would be so impressed that he would invite John and his crew into his home. Surface Doc not only detailed the kitchen floors, but the rest of the house as well as outdoor surfaces. “I realized there was so much I could do in homes that I hadn’t originally considered,” said John. Although Surface Doc is known as the best in the business for removing embedded soil, grease, and grime from tile and grout, they also do an amazing job with concrete, natural stone, and carpet. Also, they are the only company in the area that uses purified water in the carpet restoration process. John and his crew can safely clean all areas of your home, from kitchens and bathrooms to sidewalks and garage floors. After cleaning, a high-quality, lifetime guaranteed sealer

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Harry ConniCk, Jr. July 11 • 8 PM Tennessee THeaTre

Harry ConniCk, Jr. is among today’s most successful and multitalented artists who has garnered acclaim in both the music and acting arenas. While he first reached a mass audience as a pianist, singer, and bandleader, his subsequent success in theatre, film, and television have secured his place as a renaissance man and a versatile entertainer, earning him both Grammy and Emmy awards as well as Tony nominations. This performance with his band will be in support of his new album release, “Every Man Should Know,” a collection of original songs that touches on some of Harry’s deepest feelings about life and love. To purchase tickets, call the box office at 865-684-1200. Exclusive VIP meet-and-greet reception packages are available for an additional $250, which includes a post-concert reception and the opportunity to meet Harry Connick, Jr. For more information, visit www.

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Enjoy Your Family’s Summertime Out of Doors While most family events

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Undercover’s patented underdecking system helps extend your outdoor season of enjoyment by protecting your family from spring showers, July and August’s relentless sun, and autumn rains. You’ll also appreciate Undercover Systems’ attention to detail, which comes from years of experience, as they help you craft a seamless transition from your home’s interior to your new out-of-door living spaces, which will perfectly complement your existing architecture and landscaping plan. A complaint-free member of the Better Business Bureau, Undercover Systems offers homeowners the peace of mind that they deserve in a building contractor. Why not surprise your family today with a special out of doors gift that the entire family can enjoy all year long and start creating a lifetime of memories? Call Jim Conn at 423-267-0091 today and start celebrating spring out of doors.

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July in the Garden There’s one part of

living in East Tennessee I’ll never understand: why do we always jump from temperatures in the 60s to the 80s? Couldn’t we have just a few days in the 70s to acclimate us before we jump from jackets into tank tops? Our dramatic shifts in temperature and moisture levels aren’t just hard on us. They’re also hard on our plants. Plants that were planted in the spring have lazy roots, because they haven’t had to work to put them out. Water was available immediately. Even plants that have been in the ground for years have actually lost root mass in the last few months, because the moisture level is so high. I’m afraid that if the rain spigot turns off, we’re going to go through several weeks of retraining our plants. July may be a busy month! ›› Since I’ve already brought up the subject of water, let me venture into that now unfamiliar area. You’ll need to be vigilant about watching your plants for signs

of water stress. If a plant seems to be struggling, you may need to dig down a few inches and see what’s going on. Is the ground soggy at root level or is it dry as a bone? Even if we’ve gotten several inches of rain, it may not penetrate on sloped surfaces or may run off of packed mulch or dirt. Always check, don’t assume! Let me also remind you that sprinkler systems are not adequate for freshly planted trees and shrubs. They’ll need to be hand watered weekly. ›› I’m on a campaign to get everyone in the area to put up a bat house and bird houses to get rid of some of these bugs! Keep an eye out for damage and start treating before you have an infestation. I ask, however, that you use the least toxic products first, and apply them at dusk when most of our bees have returned to the hive. Insecticides don’t discriminate between good bugs and bad bugs. ›› As if bugs weren’t enough of a problem,


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UT Gardens Plant of the Month:

Ogon Spirea f you live in an older neigh-

borhood, you are likely to find a Thunberg spirea somewhere on your street, perhaps in your own yard. It is one of those plants so durable that it is likely to outlive the person that planted it or even the home itself. It is usually the first of the spirea species to flower in spring. The curving, delicate branches will be covered with small white flowers that are unfazed by frost. Except for the interest found in the fine wispy foliage, it offers little more in the landscape until fall, when the foliage is diffused with soft peach and orange hues. That is, unless you plant the cultivar ‘Ogon’, now sometimes sold under the trademarked name Mellow Yellow. Now we are talking about a plant that offers very early spring bloom, gorgeous golden foliage throughout the summer, and lingering fall color. While many shrubs stand stiffly in the landscape, Ogon spirea moves softly in the breeze, adding a diaphanous quality in direct contradiction to its sturdy constitution. It

makes a brilliant contrast against plants with bold leaves or, even better, with plants of purple or bronze foliage. Hardy in zones 4–8, this plant performs best in full sun. Part shade will work, but the golden color will dim in response to shade. It prospers in any soil except overly wet and will form a somewhat weeping mass about five feet wide and four feet tall. Carol Reese is the Western Region Ornamental Horticulture Specialist for University of Tennessee Extension. Her office is located in the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson. The UT Gardens include plant collections located in Knoxville, Jackson, and Crossville. Designated as the official botanical garden for the State of Tennessee, the collections are part of the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. Their mission is to foster

The bright foliage of Ogon spirea provides a perfect backdrop for the violet tops of tall verbena (Verbena bonariensis) in this private landscape. A healthy specimen can also be found on the north border of the parking lot at UT Gardens on the grounds of the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center in Jackson. Photo by C. Reese.

appreciation, education, and stewardship of plants through garden displays, educational programs, and research trials. The gardens are open during all seasons and free to the public. For more information, visit

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Celebration Lawn and Garden Show, a one-day adventure for gardening enthusiasts, devoted naturalists, and anyone who enjoys the outdoors, will take place at the University of Tennessee Gardens in Jackson, located at the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, on Thursday, July 11, from 10 am to 6 pm. This will be the first Summer Celebration since the UT Gardens was named the Volunteer State’s official botanical garden. Fittingly, the event will honor the state with the special theme, “Wild Tennessee.” In addition to tours and talks on the best ornamental plants for your landscape, you can learn more about Tennessee wildlife. From the birds of the air to elusive furry mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and other creepy crawlies, these presentations will dazzle and delight visitors of all ages. Special talks will emphasize Tennessee’s native trees and shrubs. Other presentations include tours of the newly expanded conifer gardens as well as the annual and perennial trial beds. Best



plants for butterflies, organic and herb gardening, and gardens of New Zealand round out the agenda. The 18 garden and wildlife lectures begin at 10 am, but we suggest you arrive a little early. Beginning at 9 am, you can shop an amazing selection of trees, shrubs, and perennials at the Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale. You can also use this time to reserve a spot at the UT Kitchen Divas’ cooking demonstration, “Breakfast & More.” These spots fill up quickly, so stop by Room 162 for a reservation ticket at no extra charge. If you have a gardening grievance, take it to the experts manning the Plant and Insect Diagnostic Center. They can identify weeds, plant diseases, and insect damage. Additionally, they’re offering free testing of soil pH levels, so bring a cup of soil from your landscape. When you’re ready for a break, take a ride on the relaxing AgResearch wagon tour. You’ll get to see areas of the farm not generally open to the public as UT scientists fill you in on

their cutting-edge research that’s contributing to the success of Tennessee farmers. You can also visit the 4-H All-Stars food tent for a hamburger right off the grill with all the fixings. Also, don’t forget to visit the vendor tent to check out more plants, supplies, garden tools, and unique outdoor art. Admission to the Summer Celebration Lawn and Garden Show is $5 for adults, but the event is free for children 17 and under. For more information, including directions to the event and the complete program, visit

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Impacting the Community through Corporate Partnership hat is commu-

nity? The word has a variety of meanings to different people. According to most dictionaries, it means a group or set of people living together in one place, especially ones practicing common ownership over their surroundings. When looked at more closely, a community can be something greater than just people; it is here before us and will be here after, which leaves it up to us to ensure that what we do with it is meaningful and leaves a lasting impression on the next generation to inhabit what we leave behind. An underlying need and desire to give back to the people that are part of this community is what drives corporations,

non-profits, and businesses to devote time and resources to causes throughout the region. One way they are doing so is through the local non-profit Random Acts of Flowers. With a simple mission, many corporations and businesses jump at the chance to hold team building and volunteering days with the charity. Random Acts of Flowers is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit mental health charity that collects donated flowers from weddings, memorial services, florists, special events, grocery stores, and churches and recycles them into beautiful bouquets for delivery to patients in area hospitals, nursing homes, and hospice care centers. Volunteers from throughout the community gather at the Random Acts of Flowers facility on a consistent basis to repurpose

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the donated floral arrangements. Random Acts of Flowers presents a unique opportunity for different ways to partner. Not only do corporations such as Pilot/Flying J, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, Scripps Interactive, the University of Tennessee Center for Leadership, and SmartBank donate their time and resources, but there are countless others who have gone out of their way to join RAF in bringing smiles to more than 22,000 faces across East Tennessee.

During the course of a month, you can see various examples of corporations making a difference in the community. You will find Sertoma Center representatives, an organization dedicated to serving adults with developmental disabilities, providing weekly workshop maintenance or employees from Elavon, a global payments provider, delivering flowers to local patients in area nursing homes.

Other generous contributors to RAF’s mission fulfillment include Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and Eli Lilly, whose volunteers recycle vases and volunteer for RAF events, like last month’s Art in the Garden. These corporations, businesses, and non-profits are just a small example of the generosity and kindness of Knoxville’s business community. If a community is to be judged by those who represent it in the present, then the future of Knoxville looks very bright. To learn more or to volunteer, call 865.633. 9082 or visit


Road Trip Tips: How to plan a memorable summer vacation and save money As beautiful summer weather gradually

makes its appearance across the nation, thoughts turn to summer travel plans. Americans enjoy the fun and relaxation of traveling, and 77% of domestic trips are for leisure purposes, according to the U.S. Travel Association. If you want to vacation with friends or family, hitting the pavement for a road trip can’t be beat, and with a few moneysaving tips and organization tricks, you’ll plan an awesome trip packed with memories.

1 Get Everyone On Board

Planning a group travel trip can be complicated when it comes to deciding on a destination. Start with a brainstorming session where everyone offers an idea of where he or she would like to go. Research different destinations and visit websites dedicated to travel with a focus on car, RV, boat, and motorcycle travel. Search for fun locations – whether an hour or a day’s drive away.

dollars in savings, plus it can be a lot of fun to cook in the great outdoors. If you’re staying at a hotel, you can still cut down on meal costs by packing bags of snacks and a small cooler with basics for breakfast or lunch. Plus, look for a hotel that offers a free continental breakfast.

5 Be a Compact Packer

No matter what type of vehicle you drive, the more you haul, the more you’ll pay. Reduce how much you pack and you’ll reduce how hard your vehicle has to work to get it there, conserving on fuel. Pack what you need, but don’t go overboard – you can probably survive on two pairs of shoes rather than five. Pack multipurpose items, such as a coffee maker that also makes hot water for tea and a sleeping bag that also works as a picnic blanket. Vacuum bags

work well for bulky pillows and jackets to save space and provide you and your family a more comfortable ride. No matter where you go, a few proactive steps and planning tricks will ensure you have an awesome vacation. Whether it’s your adventures on the road or the memories you make when you arrive at your destination, summer 2013 offers unlimited travel potential.

2 Build an Itinerary and Save Travel Documents

Once everyone agrees on a location, it’s time to get organized. Whether camping or staying at a hotel, make reservations well ahead of time to avoid the seasonal rush. When you call, ask about available discounts. Many places offer deals to lure visitors and win your business. Whether you’re traveling locally or cross-country, create a folder and save all travel documents for easy access.

3 Drive Smart and Slash Gas Costs

Getting there is half the fun of a road trip, but if you’re traveling a long distance, it can also mean expensive trips to fill the tank. Slash your gas costs with a few important tips. Start by only filling up in bigger towns – remote gas stations often have higher prices. Utilize your cruise control – it’s convenient, plus it regulates gas usage. Also, remember to use air conditioning sparingly because it is a huge gas guzzler. Crack those windows and enjoy the breeze and open road.

4 Create a Meal Plan

Eating out is one of the most expensive parts of traveling. Save cash by planning meals ahead of time. If you’re camping or staying in an RV, pack easy-to-cook foods like pasta, stew, and canned vegetables. Then pack a cooler with basic necessities like cold cuts, cheese, and milk. A little forethought with food can mean hundreds of

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Circle the Smokies Mobile App Unveiled The Blount Partnership, in conjunction with Smoky Mountain HarleyDavidson, is proud to announce that the Circle the Smokies mobile app is now available for a free download on iTunes. The Circle the Smokies app

includes seven road maps for driving enthusiasts, motorcyclists, or anyone looking for exciting adventures on scenic highways and byways in the Smoky Mountains. The app can be utilized by tourists and locals as they travel from Townsend to Clingman’s Dome to Cherokee, NC; the Blue Ridge Parkway, Townsend to Gatlinburg to Pigeon Forge, Townsend to Cades Cove, the Cherohala Skyway, the Foothills Parkway, and the

infamous Dragon. A video narrative also encompasses each map explaining about the roadway during these day trips. “The Circle the Smokies app is a must for anyone traveling around this area looking for great scenic views of the Smoky Mountains,” said Tami Vater, Blount Partnership Director of Tourism. Earlier this month, the Partnership unveiled the first ever “Peaceful Side of the Smokies” tourism app, which has a full listing of Blount County’s lodging, dining, attractions, and outdoor activities as well as an events calendar. It can also be downloaded for free at iTunes.

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celebrating 20 years of support for Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) with a Classic Hike of the Smokies. Danny Bernstein, Friends of the Smokies, hiking enthusiast, and author of two regional hiking books, has returned as our guide for the third year of the program. Already 47 hearty hikers have joined her and Friends on the first three hikes of the 2013 season! Friends asks all Classic Hikers to give a donation in support of the Smokies Trails Forever program, which funds a third Smokies trail crew to help sustainably maintain the more than 800 miles of trails in GSMNP. Each Classic Hike honors an achievement or cause that Friends has funded in GSMNP. June’s hike during the Fontana Lake Experience highlighted Friends’ support for 64

Get out and join Friends of the Smokies and hiking expert Danny Bernstein on a Classic Hike of the Smokies and help support Smokies Trails Forever.

the Appalachian Trail Ridgerunner program. Ridgerunners help to maintain high use sections of the Appalachian Trail and assist hikers as needed. There are still six more opportunities to join Friends on a Classic Hike. Be on the lookout for more information about Friends’ hike

from Newfound Gap and the Appalachian Trail down to Kephart Prong on July 16. It promises to be an exciting hike with many examples of different trail building techniques and honors Friends’ support of wildlife conservation in GSMNP. To register, contact Friends of the Smokies at or 828-452-0720. For the complete list of the Classic Hikes held monthly on the third Tuesday, visit Since 1993, the not-for-profit Friends of the Smokies organization has raised more than $37 million to help maintain Great Smoky Mountains National Park as a crown jewel of the national park system, including the establishment of the $4 million Trails Forever endowment to improve Smoky Mountain hiking trails in perpetuity. Hiking photo provided by Friends of the Smokies



The Final Frontier Upcoming Stargazing Event at Marble Springs

Marble Springs State Historic Site is proud to present the latest in a series of Stargazing workshops on Saturday, July 13, from 8 to 10 pm. This workshop will be instructed by Mr. Garry Noland. Mr. Noland has been an adjunct instructor of Astronomy at the University of Tennessee for 11 years.

he lecture topic will be Colonizing Space. Following the lecture, guests will be invited to view the night sky. In the event of inclement weather or overcast skies, the lecture part of the program will still take place. All participants are encouraged to bring a flashlight. This workshop is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted and are appreciated. All activities take place at the Marble Springs State Historic Site, located at 1220 West Governor John Sevier Highway in Knoxville. For more information, call 865-573-5508 or visit Programming assistance for this event is provided by the Arts & Heritage Fund and Knox County. Marble Springs is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission, and supplemented by additional funds raised by the Governor John Sevier Memorial Association.

Information on Marble Springs/John Sevier Memorial Association

Marble Springs is operated by the Gov. John Sevier Memorial Association (GJSMA), a non-profit group dedicated to preserving the memory of John Sevier and his way of life. Memberships are available for anyone interested in GJSMA. Benefits of GJSMA membership include a 10% Trading Post discount, newsletters and updates about the site, program announcements, and VIP invitations to special events. Funds raised assist GJSMA in providing affordable educational programming and preservation of the historic site. For further information about the John Sevier Memorial Association, call 865-5735508 or email

Background Information on John Sevier

John Sevier was born on September 23, 1745. He became Tennessee’s first governor in 1796. John Sevier obtained the property in the late 1780s. The farm was named Marble Springs after the springs located on the property that flowed throughout the year, as well as the “Tennessee Rose” marble deposits that surrounded the area. The main house was completed in the late 1790s. Today Marble Springs consists of Sevier’s house, a tavern, loom house, spring house, smoke house, trading post, and a half cantilever barn. Marble Springs was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.




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Finding Maynardville Arts co-op in Historic Carr Home

n any given weekend,

cars and trucks hauling boats, 4-wheelers, and outdoor enthusiasts head north on State Route 33 to visit the marinas and public lands that dot beautiful Norris Lake. A visit to the local grocery is a story told through the license plates parked in the lot as the owners make last minute purchases of gasoline, deli items, and groceries. But the story of Maynardville is lost to most of these visitors as the city is only a location to be driven through to get to a destination. Most travelers and many residents don’t know that iconic personalities such as Roy Acuff, Carl Smith, C. H. Butcher, and Big James P Lay called Maynardville home and that one street over on Main Street, the stories of Thunder Road as told by Robert Mitchum and Quentin Tarentino in popular culture were home. The City of Maynardville and the Union County Chamber of Commerce are on track to find Maynardville. With grant assistance from Plan East Tennessee (PlanET) and planning by the East Tennessee Community Design Center, the city is visioning a historic downtown center that will combine retail, housing, and professional offices. This plan will not just incorporate streetscapes, but will actively incorporate the rich legacy of Maynardville’s history and culture into the final design work. Maynardville, the county seat, was named for Knoxville lawyer, Horace B. Maynard, by 66


the many rural communities that struggle with creating a sense of identity, leadership recognizes that the future of the city is tied to vision and needs of the people who choose to call this city home. In 2011, business leaders, elected officials, longtime residents, and community activists began meeting to discuss opportunities for Maynardville. The goal was create a vision that would spur economic growth while maintaining the unique characteristics that were favored by residents. Monthly meetings were held to begin pulling together a strategic plan, but financing this planning project was a specific and seemingly an insurmountable challenge. At the same time, PlanET was meeting to discuss potential demonstration projects to fund in each of the five counties of the Knoxville Metropolitan Statistical Area. Based on the economic opportunities that main street development programs provide in rural communities, planning for a historic business district for Maynardville was the selected project in Union County. Early in April 2013, a large group of civic leaders, community members, and business owners met with David Watson and Leslie Fawaz, Community Design Center, to create a plan for downtown through a process that answered four key questions: What features of the existing downtown do you like? What are some of the features you don’t like? What would you like to see developed? What would you not like to see developed? The consensus of the participants has helped craft a plan that the City of Maynardville can in staging revitalization of the downtown area. PlanET is considering other similar projects in the region. For more information, visit or www.communitydc. org. Follow their links to learn how these organizations are helping communities transform to vibrant places that are resilient and embraced by the people that make the choice to call East Tennessee home. To learn more about Maynardville and Union County, visit

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the people of Union County in gratitude for his assistance in filing the legal work to form the county. The petition began in 1850, and the final work was completed in 1856. Less than 10 years later, the roads in Maynardville would be traveled by soldiers of both the Confederacy and Union armies. This period was quickly followed by the Industrial Revolution, WWI, the Great Depression, and WWII. These events have defined much of the city’s legacy both economically and culturally. As one of

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THINGS TO DO • PLACES TO GO • PEOPLE TO SEE July 1: Mighty Musical Monday with

Natalee Elkins at the Tennessee Theatre at noon. Free!

July 3: Market Square Farmers’ Market

featuring products made or grown in East Tennessee. Wednesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 from 11 am to 2 pm and Saturdays, July 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 9 am to 2 pm

July 4: Rubber Duck Race at the World's

Fair Park Amphitheater from noon to 4 pm. Event is a benefit for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley. For more information, visit

July 4: Festival on the Fourth at World’s Fair Park from 4 to 10 pm. The event promises to deliver a wide variety of family fun, including entertainment, activities, and treats at the City of Knoxville’s Fourth of July celebration. Free! July 4: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s

Independence Day Concert at the World’s Fair Park’s Performance Lawn at 8 pm. Patrons are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to this free, family-friendly concert that is the perfect accompaniment to the fireworks display. Fireworks start at 9:35 pm.

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





26th Annual Independence Day Parade IN FARRAGUT STARTING AT 9:00 AM The parade will be held on Kingston Pike beginning at the entrance of Farragut High School and continuing west to Boring Road. This year’s Grand Marshal is the Farragut Folklife Museum, sponsoring a float to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Campbell Station in November. The parade will highlight businesses, community and civic organizations, area schools, and churches as well as the Farragut High School Band, floats, animals, antique cars, dance groups, and elected officials.

July 11: Harry Connick, Jr. at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.

July 12 & 14: Summer Movie Magic: On Golden Pond at the Tennessee Theatre. July 12 at 8 pm and July 14 at 2 pm. July 14: Toad the Wet Sprocket with Lee DeWyze at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. July 15-19: The Amazing History Adventure Summer Camp for ages 9-13 at historic Ramsey House from 9 am to 5 pm. Jump into American History and experience firsthand what it was like to live during early America with a fun-filled week of outdoor and indoor hands-on activities. For more information or to register, visit July 20: 3rd Annual Summer Soul Festival at the World's Fair Park Amphitheatre at 7 pm. July 22: Boz Scaggs at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm. July 26 & 28: Summer Movie Magic:

Rear Window at the Tennessee Theatre. July 26 at 8 pm and July 28 at 2 pm.

July 27: Ralphie May at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.


The KSO to Perform “Superman” Themed Concert at the KSO 29th Annual Free Pilot Flying J Independence Day Concert

he Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will host the KSO 29th Annual Pilot Flying J Free Independence Day Concert on July 4 at World’s Fair Park at 8:00 pm. This free, family-friendly concert includes patriotic tributes, homage to Superman films, and a spectacular fireworks finale. Maestro Lucas Richman will conduct the orchestra in this annual concert as part of the City of Knoxville’s Festival on the Fourth. Patrons are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the KSO concert and the spectacular fireworks display. Musical selections include patriotic themes such as “God Bless America,” “Star Spangled Banner,” and music from the film Superman, f e a t u r i n g vo c a l s b y Jennifer Barnett, soprano. The KSO is proud to partner with the City of Knoxville, Pilot Flying J, and WBIR-TV for this Independence Day concert. Both the concert and the fireworks display Jennifer Barnett will be live broadcast on WBIR-TV Channel 10. “The KSO and I always look forward to celebrating Independence Day with the entire community of East Tennessee,” said KSO Music Director Lucas Richman. “As this year’s theme is Superman, our musical program reflects not only the mythic superhero himself, but also the many superheroes throughout this country’s history who sacrificed everything they had in order to provide us with the many freedoms and wonderful opportunities that we hold so dear.” Photos provided by Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

Five things you should know about the concert:

KSO Music Director Lucas Richman

The KSO has contributed to the cultural life in East Tennessee since 1935. Under the leadership of Lucas Richman, the orchestra consists of more than 80 professional musicians and performs more than 200 programs throughout East Tennessee each season. Performing in traditional venues such as the Tennessee Theatre, Bijou Theatre, and the Civic Auditorium and in non-traditional places like hospitals, school classrooms, city parks, and churches, the KSO reaches more than 200,000 people throughout the region each year. For more information regarding the KSO or the Independence Day Concert, call 865-291-3310.


This event is FREE and open to the public; no tickets are required.


Use Twitter Hashtag #KSOJuly4 to join the conversation – learn interesting facts about the composers and pieces being performed.


Mention @knoxsymphony on Twitter and Instagram to win a pair of Masterworks tickets next season! Don’t forget to share your photos with us!


New this year: Scan a QR code to download the program to your smartphone.


The KSO will begin playing at 8:00 pm, and the spectacular fireworks display will start at 9:30 pm. July 2013 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE



by M o n i ca I rv i n e

True Test of a Gentleman

Men, this one is for you. Can you pass the gentleman test? If your wife, co-workers, or children were asked if you were someone they would consider to be a gentleman, would they say yes? Does it matter? Statistics show that men who have more “gentleman” attributes get more respect from their peers, receive pay raises at a faster pace, and overall report to have healthier and happier relationships. It matters.

See how you do with the following questions: » Do I open the door for all ladies and my peers? » Do I avoid speaking of offensive topics in the presence of ladies? » Am I careful to never engage in any behavior that could be misconstrued as inappropriate? » Do I always pay for the meals of those whom I invite to lunch or dinner? » Do I dress in a way that shows I have respect for myself and others? » Do I stand when a lady approaches or leaves my table? » Do I only extend my hand to a lady once she extends her hand first during an introduction? » Do I refrain from giving physical affection to ladies I’m in a casual relationship with unless I have their permission? » Do I help all ladies in my presence with their coats, umbrellas, or any other item they need assistance with? » Do I refrain from ever borrowing money from a lady? » Do I keep my word, always returning items on time and always



completing tasks when I have committed to completing them? » Do I keep myself clean, always being mindful of my breath, body odor, and overall hygiene? » Am I comfortable with making and keeping eye contact in all my conversations? » Am I confident, kind, and honest? » Do I have polite table manners? Do I use them at all times? If you answered yes to most of those questions, then you’re a great example of a gentleman, and I’m sure you feel the benefits of being such in your life. If you couldn’t answer yes to many of those questions, may I suggest you call me. We’ll work on it!

Monica Irvine, Certified Etiquette Instructor To hire Monica to come to your business to teach professional etiquette, call 865.719.7302 or email monica@TheEtiquette

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

Educator Profile

Timothy Hulsey

Director of UTK’s Honors and Scholars Program Timothy Hulsey planned on a career in clinical psychology before he discovered his love of teaching. “After finishing my Ph.D. program at UT, I planned on a clinical career, either at a medical school or in private practice,” he said. “However, during a fellowship at Dartmouth, I got involved as a teaching assistant for the undergraduate Abnormal Psychology class. I found that I loved teaching. After that, I started thinking about an academic career. Following my postdoc, I was lucky enough to land a tenure-track assistant professor position at Texas State and have never looked back.” Timothy, a graduate of the University of Tennessee, is comingv back to Knoxville in July to take over as associate provost and director of UTK’s honors and scholars program. “I look forward to many things in Knoxville,” he said. “I look forward to being back at UT, for one thing. It’s a rare thing in life to have the opportunity to give

back to a place that changed your life. I also look forward to working with the faculty and staff to improve the existing honors and scholars programs and to expand honors education through the creation of new programs. Finally, I am most interested in helping the university further its tradition of providing a great and accessible education to its best undergraduate students.” Timothy earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, a master’s degree in clinical psychology at Trinity University, and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at UTK. He also completed preand post-doctoral fellowships at Dartmouth Medical School. He’s been leading honors programs since 1999, when he took over as director of the University Honors Program at Texas State University. He’s been dean of the Honors College at Virginia Commonwealth University since 2006. “Working in higher education in the 21st century means

that money is always a challenge,” Timothy said. “Funding for state institutions of higher education has decreased significantly during the past decade, so procuring funding for operating and expanding programs will be an ongoing challenge. I also anticipate that UT’s distributed model of honors and scholars programs will present something of a challenge. Helping support all of these programs while also finding a way for everyone to work toward shared goals is probably my most important immediate goal.” Timothy’s new position as director of the honors program begins on July 1. His responsibilities will include recruiting honors students and faculty, working with academic departments to offer honors sections in general education courses, and providing research experiences for honors students. “I can’t wait to be explore what is, for me, a new Knoxville,” Timothy said. “I’ll also be very happy to be so close to the mountains again and to show my wife, who is also coming to UT as a faculty member in the Department of Psychology, the things about the region that prompted my desire to return.”




Swofford Qualifies for Prestigious “Top of the Table” About Ali Swofford

utstanding client service, ethics, and professionalism have elevated Aleen “Ali” Swofford of Knoxville to qualify for the exclusive “Top of the Table” of the Million Dollar Round Table – The Premier Association of Financial Professionals®. Ali, as a 25-year MDRT member, was inducted into the Quarter Century Club as well as becoming a four-time Top of the Table qualifier. Top of the Table status is the highest level of MDRT membership and places Ali among the top professionals in the global life insurance and financial services industry. For the fourth year, she is the only qualifying Top of the Table female in the state of Tennessee. MDRT recognizes Ali for demonstrating exceptional professional knowledge, client service, and ethical conduct. “Attaining Top of the Table membership in MDRT is a distinguishing career milestone reserved for a select few like Ali who have proven that they are among the best of the best,” says MDRT President D. Scott Brennan. 72


In addition to recognizing career accomplishments, Top of the Table membership offers Ali the opportunity to further improve professional skills by sharing ideas and best practices with other leading professionals at the Top of the Table Annual Meeting and other educational forums. For more information, call 865.690.0049 or email

About MDRT Founded in 1927, the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) – The Premier Association of Financial Professionals® is an international, independent association of nearly 38,000 of the world’s leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 450 companies in 79 countries. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct, and outstanding client service. MDRT membership is recognized internationally as the standard of sales excellence in the life insurance and financial services business.

Aleen M. (Ali) Swofford, President of Swofford Financial, takes her 29 years of planning, investment, and client-partner leadership experience into each meeting with the sole purpose of determining how she can solve her clients’ retirement problems. Her ability to facilitate open communication between partners and explain complicated financial concepts in an understandable manner puts both men and women at ease. Ali understands that the decision to retire, to go from accumulation to distribution, no matter how successful you have been, is scary. The good news is that Ali has partnered with and led hundreds of families through this process. She has faced bear markets, developed sustainable asset withdrawal plans, experienced health issues, and dealt with countless other problems her clients have faced. Creating and adjusting “Lifetime Wealth Solutions” designed specifically for each client’s retirement vision is what makes every one of her days exciting, and what some view as work is truly her passion. Recognized for her wealth of knowledge, Ali is currently a columnist with Everything Knoxville and appears Monday through Friday on PBS television providing useful financial tips. A frequent lecturer on Cunard, Crystal, and Radisson Diamond Cruises, Ali combines her love of teaching with her love of travel. A bachelor’s degree with honors from Oregon State and Master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Southern California by age 23 set the stage for her Texan Woman’s University teaching and coaching. This was followed by her Directorship of the University of Nebraska Women’s Athletic program. Seven years of private business ownership preceded Ali’s entrance into financial services. Ali holds the financial industry designations of Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC). Ali is series 7, 6, 63, and 65 licensed and is an Investment Advisor Representative. Having served on numerous non-profit boards of directors and given untold hours to the community, Ali was honored for her volunteer service by the Governor, County Executive, and Mayor with June 14th named “Ali Swofford Day.” She lives in Kodak, TN, where she enjoys landscaping projects, boating, music, volunteering, traveling, and spending time with her family, friends, and animals.

by Tom Irmen


When in Rome... So just what planets are your clients and potential new customers from? “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus,” the best-seller first published in 1992, has gone on to sell more than 50 million copies.


his now classic guide to

relationships has helped both men and women understand that the opposite sex communicates much differently. While we use many of the same words, they can mean different things to men and women depending on individual needs, desires, and behaviors.

This communication challenge is much the same as having two individuals – one American, the other Italian – read the same sentence, but in their native language. While the message is the same, neither understands the other. More perplexing is the fact that men and women, both reciting the same message, and in English, can actually perceive the message differently. If you’re a small business owner, you’ll need to carefully consider who your target audience is, and carefully craft your message to resonate with that audience. Here’s an example. If you’re a kitchen remodeler, men are more likely to respond to functionality, whereas women will likely view functionality to include the kitchen, say, as a gathering place. A place where the family gathers, communicates, and shares. Where grandmother helps prepare a holiday feast for the family, and where children participate in a holiday cookie assembly line.

If you’re a Realtor, know that women don’t view a house merely as a shelter, but also as a home where a lifetime of memories are created, enjoyed, and shared. If you have successfully differentiated your company in the marketplace, great. But if you have a one-size-fits-all message, not so great. Just who is your target audience, and just how should you tailor your message? A great place might be to read, or re-read, the aforementioned book. You might also seek out the advice of the opposite sex who can help you craft a well-thought out marketing strategy designed to achieve the results you’re after. Speak your target audience’s language, and enjoy the success that is likely to result. When in Rome...

What is Your Batting Average? B U SINESS B ASI C S by Beth Townsend Baseball has been all over the media

lately: college playoffs, professional games on numerous channels, and summer leagues are in full swing for the younger players. While most of us don’t play, we can learn a lot from one of our country’s national pastime. For a batter, it’s the hot seat: the pressure of the moment, the weight of the game, fans in the grandstand, and teammates in the dugout watching your every move as you take your turn at the plate. It’s up to you to get a hit. It’s easy to imagine the pressure. The most amazing thing is the value of each hit. For a player that averages two hits out of every 10 bats, they’re below average and probably can’t stay on the team. But for a player that gets three hits out of 10 at bats, they’re an elite athlete with a contract worth millions of dollars. The difference? One more hit every 10 chances. Just one! Such is life. While one more hit can equate to millions of dollars, what did it take behind the scenes for that athlete to push ahead of the average? More practice? Yes. Harder workouts? Probably. More commitment? Likely. While some people are gifted with talent, it must be conditioned. Hard work,

disappointment, and perseverance are part of the package. Every day is your opportunity to become better at what you did the day before. Are you allowing complacency in to your mindset? Are you settling in any area of your life? If so, try getting up every day with a new mindset. One more hit today. » Practice – To be good at anything, you must practice. Work, relationships, and hobbies all require practice. Don’t just get by; try new approaches, get creative and do things differently than usual, see what brings change by doing what brings change. Have fun being innovative. » Change – To improve anything, you must change something. If every day looks the same, it’s because you’re doing the same thing day to day. That can lead to predictable outcomes that become stagnant and boring. Create excitement with appropriate change. » Vision – Everyone has a vision tucked away of what is wished for. What is yours? It can redirect everything you do if you give it life and step towards it. One small step in a new direction every day can totally change the trajectory of your life.

» Action – It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the big picture. While it’s good to be a visionary, you must understand the importance of baby steps. It’s what you do with the small opportunities that make the real difference. It’s one more “at bat” at a time. Gaining an edge is intentional. If you hope to climb the corporate ladder, there must be a plan in place that gives you an edge over others in your field. Something must set you apart as you seek to jump out ahead of competitors. It can be as simple as a mindset that values every opportunity as you go about your daily routines. What is your batting average? One more hit today than yesterday. Beth Townsend is a dynamic

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



by D e a n na B r a nn, Ph.D.

How to Put Your Mother-in-Law’s Unwanted Advice in Time Out


ere she goes again, tell-

ing you what you should be doing (or not doing) with your child. You’ve never asked your motherin-law for her advice, but for some reason she feels compelled to share it anyway. She’s been known to share little gems such as: • “The baby feels so warm all bundled up like that. Why don’t you take that blanket off of her?” • “We never let our children have so many choices. It just makes it harder for you and for them.” • “Do you really want him to get dependent on that pacifier?” Parenting is complicated enough. Moms are constantly bombarded with conflicting ideas and beliefs from books, websites, and blogs. Then you have the professionals telling you one thing one day and something completely different the next. It’s enough to make anyone crazy. Add to that being scrutinized by your mother-in-law on every parental decision you make and it becomes more than any woman can or should have to take. Before you resort to strangling your husband’s mom, consider the following five tips for dealing with her unending, well-meaning, yet unwanted parenting advice:

3. Turn it around. Ask her if the advice she just shared is what she did with your husband when he was a child. Act interested in what she says, and draw her into a discussion about her parenting. This shifts the focus away from you and your parenting. Once you’ve finished discussing her parenting stories, just change the subject.

Dr. Brann holds a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology and a Ph.D. in Psychobiological Anthropology.

4. Use silence to startle her. When your mother-in-law makes a comment, stop what you’re doing and then look at her without saying anything. Don’t glare at her; just look at her. Let the silence linger for a few minutes, and then change the subject. 5. Present a united front. You and your husband can approach his mother together, and let her know that although you appreciate her insights, the two of you have determined what parenting style works best for the both of you. Do this in a kind, compassionate way, but be firm - don’t open the conversation up for discussion.

1. Don’t take what she says personally.

Remember that her constant advice giving says more about her than it does about you. What’s fueling her behavior is a strong need to give advice, which has nothing at all to do with whether you actually need it!

2. Use humor. When your mother-in-law

brings something up, just laugh, shake your head like she’s told the funniest joke, and then change the subject.



These tips work because they enable you to preserve your relationship with her while setting (and maintaining) a boundary. Having a good relationship with your husband’s mother is important not only for you, but also for your husband and your children. Soon, you’ll be able to handle just about anything she throws at you.

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


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

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

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

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

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

Southeastern Dermatology Consultants

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



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

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Everything Knoxville July 2013 Edition  
Everything Knoxville July 2013 Edition