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entrepreneur now for more than 35 years and knowing what is required to start and remain in business, I am a big supporter of the small business community. Anyone who truly embraces entrepreneurship has experienced the emotional roller coaster of managing Photo by D. Roberts Photography and growing a company, and those ups and downs can be dizzying in today’s ever changing economic environment. It takes passion, determination, discipline, and delayed gratification, along with a financial plan and a solid marketing strategy, to create and sustain a business. This is not for the weak of heart. That is why I applaud all our small business partners that we at Everything Knoxville represent and many times, nurture in today’s exciting business



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environment. Our feature article this month highlights entrepreneurs and husband and wife team, Dave and Kelli Holliday, of ShelfGenie®. Their business has solutions for homeowners to overcome their storage and organizational needs. They not only have a passion for the work they do, but they also have a commitment to quality and their clients’ satisfaction. If you have the entrepreneurial spirit, I encourage you to consider following through on your dreams. Is it risky? Yes, there are risks, but the rewards are there for those who are persistent and consistent. This July 4th we celebrate our country’s independence, and that independence has provided the opportunity to set our own destinies. Let’s not forget that small business is the engine that drives our economy and we at Everything Knoxville remain your largest fan.

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Putting Everything Within Your Reach


HETHER YOU HAVE a new home or have been in your existing home for a while, kitchen, bath, and pantry storage is often a source of frustration for homeowners. While your kitchen and bath cabinetry may be custom, the shelving inside our home’s cabinets and pantry is oftentimes generic. The result can be inadequate storage, excess clutter, and a hard to access space that can be a source of frustration for every member of your family.

The solution is simple: ShelfGenie®! Area entrepreneurs and husband and wife team, Dave and Kelli Holliday, offer homeowners the perfect solution to these kitchen, bath, and pantry challenges. ShelfGenie® helps clients transform their lives by designing and implementing custom home solutions that put everything within your reach. In this interview, Dave and Kelli will answer many of those questions most often asked by homeowners hoping to improve their access, storage, and organizational problems. EK: Tell our readers a little bit about ShelfGenie®. Dave: ShelfGenie® provides custom pullout shelving and accessories for your home. Our products and process help improve access to hard-to-reach areas, increase storage, and improve organization. EK: So ShelfGenie® actually got its start helping homeowners overcome their storage and organizational needs? Kelli: Like so many useful products, ShelfGenie® started as a simple answer to a basic question, which is “How can I improve the usefulness of my cabinets and pantry?” EK: Describe several of the solutions you offer homeowners. Dave: We offer custom pull-out shelves (we call them Glide-Out shelves), as well as accessories such as spice holders, drawer inserts, and products for corner cabinets. Most often we hear from clients who are frustrated by a lack of storage, trying to find and retrieve items from cluttered shelves, or from those who are finding it increasingly difficult to kneel, bend, and twist to access items from lower cabinets. EK: Each of your solutions is custom designed and manufactured by ShelfGenie®. How do your solutions differ from those generic solutions found in the “big box” stores? Kelli: We feel we differ in two main ways. The first is that before we even discuss products, we learn about our clients’ needs, in their home, during a free, no-obligation design consultation. This helps to ensure that clients get the best plan for them and only buy what they truly need. The second difference is that our products are completely custom designed, built, and installed for our clients’ existing spaces. EK: While everyone can benefit from ShelfGenie’s® Glide-Out shelf solutions, they would appear to be very beneficial to those individuals with infirmities or other limitations. Dave: The advantage of Glide-Out shelves is that they pull out the full depth of the cabinet. This helps clients actually see and reach what they’re looking for without excess bending, twisting, or reaching. EK: How much additional storage space is achieved using your solutions? Kelli: Because they pull out, our shelves can be placed closer together vertically. The result is that for a given space, we can

increase the storage capacity by 50%. EK: ShelfGenie® provides homeowners with an experienced in-home personal designer. Describe the entire process. Dave: Our design professional meets with each client, in their home, for a free design consultation. They learn from the client about their specific needs and priorities, discuss possible solutions, and then create a 3D design plan. We then take detailed measurements of the existing spaces to the millimeter to ensure our products fit perfectly so they look great and maximize the available space. All of our Glide-Outs are hand-crafted in our plant and expertly installed by our own ShelfGenie® trained installer. EK: Why is the 3D rendering of their custom design plan important? Kelli: Our goal is 100% client satisfaction, so we want each client to be able to clearly visualize and understand the plan so they are satisfied before ordering and so there are no surprises. They will also be able to share the plan and the 3D rendering with a significant other if they were not available for the initial consultation. EK: Is it true that all of your products are made in the USA? Dave: All of our shelves are hand-crafted in our plant in Alabama to the clients’ exact specs. Our rails and some accessories are sourced elsewhere, either domestically or from overseas. EK: Can homeowners select different wood finishes? Kelli: Our Glide-Outs come in several styles and finishes, including basic, classic, and designer. The most popular choice is our classic finish, which is light wood in color with matching melamine bottoms that are scratch and stain resistant. All designer and classic Glide-Outs come standard with quiet, steel side rails that can hold more than 100 pounds each. EK: Tell us about the ShelfGenie® warranty. Dave: We give a 100% lifetime guarantee on parts and installation for all classic and designer products. EK: How can our readers learn more about ShelfGenie®? What is the best way to reach you? Kelli: We encourage people to check us out on our website, www.shelfgenie.com/easttennessee, or to give us a call at 865-409-1197 to set up a design consultation. EK: In closing, is there anything you would like to add? Dave: Since opening ShelfGenie® late last year, the response has been outstanding, and we’re very appreciative of that. Our team has been able to work with great folks throughout the Knoxville area, and it’s very satisfying to see how happy they are with ShelfGenie®.


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East Tennessee Historical Society to Participate in Blue Star Museums


OR THE EIGHTH YEAR, the East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS) is pleased to announce its participation in Blue Star Museums to offer free museum admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their immediate families, as well as National Guard and Reserves, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2018. The prog ra m prov ides fa mi lies a n opportunity to enjoy the nation’s cultural heritage and learn more about their new communities after completing a military move. The complete list of participating museums is available at www.arts.gov/ bluestarmuseums. “As the Volunteer State, Tennesseans are always among the first to respond to our country’s call,” said Cherel Henderson, ETHS Executive Director. “The Blue Star Museums is a wonderful way for us to give back and to say thank you for your service and sacrifice.” “Visiting a museum is a great way to get to know a community – whether it’s in your hometown or a stop on a road trip,” said Jane Chu, NEA Chairman. “We appreciate the enthusiasm of museums all across the country who open their doors for military and their families to spend time together and have new arts experiences.” This year’s participating Blue Star Museums represent not just fine arts museums, but also science museums, history museums, zoos, nature centers,

and children’s museums. Museums are welcome to sign up for Blue Star Museums throughout the summer by emailing bluestarmuseums@arts.gov. “As many military families spend the summer months moving from one duty station to another, or reconnecting with a parent who has returned from deployment, Blue Star Museums helps service members and their families create memories,” said Kathy Roth-Douquet, Blue Star Families Chief Executive Officer. “Blue Star Families has great appreciation for the generosity of the museums across the country who roll out the red carpet for the families who serve alongside their service members. We are thrilled with the continued growth of the program and the unparalleled opportunities it offers.” For more information, visit www. bluestarfam.org.

About Blue Star Museums

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration a m o n g t h e Na t i o n a l E n d ow m e n t for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America. The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, as well as Active Duty and Reservists, National Guardsman (regardless of status), U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps,

NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.

About the East Tennessee Historical Society

Established in 1834, the East Tennessee Historical Society is widely acknowledged as one of the most active history organizations in the state and enjoys a national reputation for excellence in programming and education. For 184 years, the East Tennessee Historical Society has been helping East Tennesseans hold on to our unique heritage – recording the events, collecting the artifacts, and saving the stories that comprise the history we all share. The historical society pursues its education mission through publications, lectures, conferences, school programs, museum exhibits, and heritage programs such as the popular First Families of Tennessee and the Civil War Families of Tennessee. The East Tennessee History Center houses the staff and programs of the East Tennessee Historical Society, the Museum of East Tennessee History, the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection, and the Knox County Archives.

Bridge Lessons for Newer Players on July 24th W HAT IS this game called Bridge?

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effects of aging on the brain. To learn more about this exciting game, come to our next Beginning Bridge class on Tuesday evening, July 24, at 6 pm. Bring a friend or come by yourself. Your new friends are waiting to meet you! Our Beginning Bridge lessons have been a huge success throughout the years. After completing the lessons, you will most likely want to continue to play in bridge games offered at the Bridge Center. The first two weeks of classes are free. Beginning the third week, the fee is $5 for each lesson that you attend. What a deal! It is hard to imagine anything as worthwhile and inexpensive as bridge. This is your opportunity to learn something new in 2018! Registration is not required but is suggested. To register, call 865-539-4150 or visit www.knoxbridge.org/classes. The Knoxville Bridge Club is located at 7400 Deane Hill Drive. For a map or additional information about the club, visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pg/knoxvillebridge/about or on the web at www.knoxbridge.org.


finished it all to match beautifully. It all looks like a factory finish, except without the visible seams that prefinished hardwood floors have. It is one consistent, smooth surface, and the satin finish is perfect. Another important detail for me was that since our entire downstairs was going to be hardwood, I wanted the hardwood to all lay in the same direction. European Fine Hardwood Floors did that, and all the rooms flow

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you eat, you’re staying active, but you’re still unhappy with your body shape. Sound familiar? That stubborn problem area on your waistline can be annoyingly resistant to diet and exercise. That’s where the truSculpt® 3D procedure can help. Developed by Cutera, the global pioneer in performance and innovation within the cosmetic and aesthetic laser device field, the non-invasive, truSculpt® 3D procedure can help you sculpt your body by quickly and easily targeting both large and small problem areas. Everything Knoxville recently interviewed J. Kevin Buchanan, MD, Knoxville area’s family practice physician and truSculpt® 3D practitioner, to discover just how this revolutionary, new, state-of-the-art medical breakthrough can help patients treat those problem areas around their midsections. EK: Dr. Buchanan, truSculpt® 3D uses radio frequency technology to help decrease circumference and diminish fat in patients. Tell our readers just how this technology works. Dr. Buchanan: truSculpt® 3D uses conductive radio frequency to achieve selective and effective disruption of the subcutaneous fat tissue, the fat that lies directly beneath the skin, while maintaining comfortable surface temperatures. EK: Just how safe is truSculpt® 3D? Dr. Buchanan: truSculpt® 3D, which is FDA cleared, is a safe, non-invasive body sculpting technology, where the temperature of the skin and subcutaneous tissue are maintained at comfortable levels while consistently achieving the best results. EK: How quickly will clients see visible results? Dr. Buchanan: Visible results can usually 12

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be seen as soon 6 to 12 weeks, with maximum benefits at 12 weeks. Some clients report seeing results in as little as 4 to 6 weeks. EK: How much fat thickness reduction will patients experience? Dr. Buchanan: Clients can expect fat reduction of targeted areas of up to 24%. EK: Is it possible to treat more than one problem area per session? Dr. Buchanan: Yes, it is possible to treat multiple areas in a single session, including the neck, upper arms, abdomen and flanks, back, and thighs. EK: Should clients experience any

discomfort or downtime after the procedure? Dr. Buchanan: Some clients may experience some redness of the skin that typically resolves itself in 8 to 12 hours. Others report soreness of the treatment area that may last for a few days. There is no restriction on activity following the procedure. EK: Treatments are administered by an NP or medical assistant under your personal supervision, correct? Dr. Buchanan: We have a nurse practitioner, two medical assistants, and myself who are all trained and certified to perform the truSculpt® 3D procedure. EK: How can our readers who are interested learn more about the truSculpt® 3D? What is the best way to reach you? Dr. Buchanan: Call Ashley Burchfield at 865-675-1953 ext. 224 for more information or to schedule a free consultation or visit www.tru3dbody.com.

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Chiropractic Isn’t Just for Back Pain

F YOU WERE to visit Bell Family Chiropractic’s waiting

room, you would learn that visiting patients come for a wide range of medical reasons, with back pain representing only a small percentage of those reasons. Patients visit Bell Family Chiropractic for help with sleep abnormalities, childhood ADHD, digestive issues, headaches, and a range of other health needs. In this interview with Dr. Ryan Bell, DC, you will learn just how Bell Family Chiropractic can help you and your family members discover a solution to many of today’s health issues. EK: Tell our readers why stress is the root cause of many of our diseases and how chiropractic can help your patients that are experiencing these various health issues. Ryan: Stress isn’t necessarily the root cause of our diseases, but rather our inability to adapt to it. Unfortunately, your body can’t be in a stressed state and a healing state at the same time. In our world today, our bodies experience a lot of stress. It is difficult for our body to be able to adapt to these stressors properly without the correct alignment, nutrition, and wellness care. This stress comes in many different shapes and sizes. It can be emotional stress, chemical stress (food we eat), or physical stress. As we begin to adjust our patients, they move from a stressed state to a healing state. They sleep better, digest food better, and some even have lower blood pressure. If you go to our website and click “Why Chiropractic” in the menu, you can get a much deeper explanation. EK: Describe “adjustment” as it relates to your medical practice and just how your patients benefit from this procedure. Ryan: The adjustment is what makes chiropractic so special. We are able to influence your central nervous system, which runs and regulates everything in your body. It tells your heart to beat and your lungs to breathe along with countless other things in your body. A large part of the nervous system is protected by your spine, and the nerves that run everything in your body shoot out from it. So a specific adjustment to your spine can be very powerful and help your entire body to start functioning properly. EK: Not only is Bell Family Chiropractic family friendly, but nearly 50% of your patients are children. Is that unique? Ryan: Not really! Once you understand that stress is the root cause of the majority of our diseases, then it makes sense. At a very early age, children experience physical and emotional stress in the birthing process and when learning to walk and falling. Additionally, school and worrying about upcoming tests and homework are mental stressors. The toxins and chemicals in the food they eat every day are chemical stressors. Children often respond to chiropractic care quicker than adults. You will also find your kids love coming to see us and often fight to be the first ones adjusted. EK: Tell our readers about “Pulstar,” the state-of-the-art medical device used to adjust patients. Ryan: The Pulstar is an awesome tool we use in our practice. It is super safe and specific. I have adjusted newborns with it, and they have remained asleep the entire time. It is connected to a computer and allows me to have complete control of how much force is used as it sends multiple impulses through the instrument. At all times, it is reading how the joint in your back is moving and lets me know when it is moving properly. We never have to worry about putting too much force into a joint, because the computer is guiding us. You 14


can watch it in action at our website under the “Technique” link. EK: What is the Zone Technique, and why is it unique? Ryan: The Zone Technique is a form of healing designed to balance your brain and align your spine so your body can restore itself to maximum health. The human brain has six centers that form in the embryonic stage of development that are responsible for maintaining your health through your central nervous system. Stress causes these six centers to malfunction, and we can kind of reboot them to working properly. I am one of only two doctors in Tennessee who are trained and certified in the Zone Technique. EK: Describe a typical new patient experience. What can a patient expect? Ryan: We try to keep the new patient experience as simple as possible. When you come in, we have you fill out a page of paperwork and then we talk. We ask questions and hear your story and why you think chiropractic care might be for you. We make sure we can help you and then we adjust you. It takes 15-30 minutes for the entire visit. After that you just show up during our open adjusting hours and get adjusted. You don’t have to make another appointment. EK: Tell our readers about your fee structure. Ryan: Our fee structure is pretty simple. We have two tiers, individual and family. You can pay per visit or receive unlimited monthly chiropractic care. The monthly membership is what the majority of our patients choose, because they understand the importance of chiropractic care. The membership is $69 a month for individuals and $99 a month for families, with no setup fee or contracts! EK: How can our readers learn more about Bell Family Chiropractic, and what is the best way to contact you? Ryan: Schedule your free initial consultation by calling us at 865-383-7730 or visit us online at www.bellfamilychiro.com.

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To learn more and to see if you might be a candidate for Invisalign® treatment, Dr. Bradshaw and Heritage Family Dentistry is offering a free, no-obligation consultation to answer all of your questions, including your teeth straightening goals, the length of time required to achieve your new smile, and treatment cost. Are you ready for a beautiful new smile?

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“I’ve Probably Gained and Lost 1,000 Pounds” “It’s not complicated. If you bring the desire and just do what they say at Fitness Together, you too will reach your goals.”


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Tennessee native, James Morrison. “I’ve battled weight issues my entire life,” said James. It was when James hit 60 years old, when his weight reached an all-time high of 268 pounds, that he just gave up. But it was when his weight crossed that 268 mark that James decided something had to change. “I decided that my life could be different,” he said. James’ journey to a healthier lifestyle began when he heard a Fitness Together commercial featuring Chris Marion, the executive producer of the Hallerin Hilton Hill radio show, describe his own weight loss journey he experienced at Fitness Together. “I gave them a call,” said James. “I brought the desire, and they took care of the rest.” In January 2017, James weighed in at 268 pounds and was totally out of shape. Just one year later, James weighed in at 195 pounds. “I was in better shape than I had been in 30 years,” said James. James began his journey by training with his personal Fitness Together trainer, Chip Gibson, three days a week at their studio. He also did three days of cardio work at home. In addition, Fitness Together helped James develop a custom nutrition plan that didn’t feel like a diet. “I stuck with it and got the results I wanted,” said James. “It’s not complicated. If you bring the desire and just do what they say at Fitness Together, you too will reach your goals.” If you are like so many that can identify with James, then your very own success story may only be just one phone call away. At Fitness Together, it’s all about you. And that one phone call to schedule your no-cost, no-obligation consultation and workout can be the start of a happier, healthier life. Their certified personal trainers will customize a plan designed to help you meet your personal goals. They will encourage you, guide you, and hold you accountable. If you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired, you’re just one phone call away from an all-new you.

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originally began in 1966 under the Social Security Administration, is administered today by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. As baby boomers turn 65, estimated enrollment in Medicare will reach 64 million in 2020 and 80 million in 2030, according to the AARP. Medicare is much easier to enroll in than many people might imagine, and it provides comprehensive health insurance coverage to people over 65 and younger people w ith cer ta in disabi lities a nd medical conditions. To get the most out of Medicare, you should first seek the advice of an expert trained in helping you select the best plan alternatives available to you when considering your own unique health considerations. Secondly, you need to select a healthcare provider that not only accepts Medicare, but that is also as committed as you are to receiving the best possible experience from Medicare. At Gallian Medical Group in nearby Hardin Valley, our team of experienced, compassionate, and caring healthcare providers is committed to helping each and

every senior achieve their fullest health potential while taking full advantage of Medicare’s very comprehensive health coverage plan. Achieving your full potential not only means that we have a comprehensive understanding of just what is available to you through Medicare, but that we also make all of our resources available to you in our combined journey to help you live and enjoy a long and healthy life. Because Gallian Medical Group is a private healthcare group, we are free to practice medicine as it was intended to be practiced. At Gallian Medical Group, you will discover a tranquil and unrushed experience. Say goodbye to bus station type waiting rooms, long waiting times, and that assembly line experience that patients so often have to endure in today’s corporate world of medicine. If two words describe Gallian Medical Group best, they would be “we listen.” We take the time to listen to your concerns and to fully answer all of your questions. A fullservice private Medicare practice complete with diagnostic lab and x-ray services, Gallian Medical Group is fully committed

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CROSS THE COUNTRY, as the weather heats



up, so do the grills. You don’t need to be a pitmaster to enjoy the fresh flavors that only come from grilling. A few simple tips and creative tricks will help you perfectly grill foods so juicy and delicious that you’ll impress even the pickiestof palates. Keep it closed If you’re looking, it’s not cooking! When grilling, it’s tempting to constantly check your foods, but this mistake can cause items to cook unevenly. While some parts may be overdone, others could be dangerously underdone. A grill does its best work when closed, so let heat build up evenly to cook foods with all those fantastic smoky flavors. Peek in only when necessary to verify doneness or add sauces or oils. Marvelous marinades Marinades are a popular way to add flavor to grilled dishes and can be a fun way to experiment with different foods. However, experts caution not to marinade for too long. Two hours should be your max for most marinades when you’re planning to grill. This is particularly important with marinades using pineapple, as the high level of enzymes can make foods mushy. Additionally, marinating with citrus or vinegar for too long can toughen some foods. Please with cheese The smoky flavors of the grill are the perfect pairing to earthy cheeses like award-winning Salemville Blue Cheese. Crafted in the heart of Wisconsin, this cheese is known for its earthy flavor that perfectly accentuates burgers, chicken, and steaks. To delight taste buds with a mingling of rich flavors, try making Blue Cheese Stuffed Fig Burgers. The tangy cheese pairs perfectly with the savory burger and the sweet fig and caramelized onions. For more great grilling recipes featuring blue cheese, visit www.salemville.com. Let it be After grilling your choice of meat, remove from heat and let it sit for a few minutes. If you cut into that savory steak or succulent chicken breast right after it’s removed from the grill, those precious juices will erupt and end up on the plate. Just three to five minutes allows juices to redistribute throughout the cut and settle so that when served, you get a main course just oozing with juicy flavor. Creative sides Think outside the box when it comes to grilling sides. For example, Buffalo Blue Cheese Grilled Corn on the Cob is guaranteed to add kick to your meal. Start by heating the grill on low. Then peel and clean corn. Brush each ear with hot wing sauce and wrap in aluminum foil, being careful to fully seal corn in foil. Place on the top rack of the grill and close the lid, cooking until fork tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from grill, carefully open aluminum foil, and brush with additional hot wing sauce. Place on plates and sprinkle each ear with blue cheese. Serve immediately. Grilled dessert No need to turn off the grill come dessert time. Use that heat to transform fresh fruit into a satisfying dessert! Many fruits do well on the grill and offer a fantastic and healthy dessert alternative. If you’ve never grilled fruit before, stone fruits like peaches and nectarines are a good place to start. Simply cut in half, take out the pit, brush with olive oil and place on the grill cut-side down. Once warm, remove and drizzle and add a sprinkle of cinnamon or dollop of yogurt, if preferred. Other popular fruits to grill include pineapple, bananas, cantaloupe, and even watermelon.

Healthy Boarding Requirements for Your Dog’s Safety



year for your four-legged kids to come to camp at Ms. C’s, with as many as 35 different families visiting us at any given time. To ensure the safety and health of your pet, like all other premiere boarding facilities, proper vaccinations are required, as they are essential in minimizing the risk of infections and a variety of canine diseases. Vaccinations stimulate your dog’s body to produce antibodies to specific contagious and often lethal diseases. At Ms. C’s, we require up-to-date vaccination records for all dogs entering the facility, whether it be day camp, boarding, grooming, or just a tour. If your dog should come into contact with a disease, their up-to-date vaccinations will help protect them. Keep in mind that immunity after vaccination may take days or weeks to be fully effective, and because the safety of our guests is of utmost importance, Ms. C’s requires that all dogs have up-to-date Rabies, Bordetella, DHLPP


(Distemper-Hepatitis-LeptospirosisPara Influenza & Parvovirus), and Canine Influenza (H3N8 & H3N2). Most dogs receive these vaccinations as puppies in addition to booster vaccinations throughout their lives. Some vaccinations require annual boosters, while others have a three-year life. If your dog has not been vaccinated before or is overdue for their vaccinations, they cannot be boarded in kennels until 7-14 days after vaccination. Proof of a negative fecal test is also required. Like all other reputable dog resorts, we require written and current proof of vaccinations from your veterinarian before your dog can be boarded. Thank you for your understanding and your cooperation in helping to keep all of our four-legged kids safe.

Ms. C’s Bed & Biscuits

2145 Beals Chapel Road Lenoir City, TN 37772 865.986.6325 www.MsCsBedandBiscuits.com




Knoxville’s Learn ® Bridge in a Day D

ID YOU KNOW that an estimated

25 million Americans play bridge? They play because it’s fun and it’s exciting. They play because of the mental and social stimulation. But, most importantly, they play because of friendships they have formed throughout the years. Come see why bridge is so appealing. Come to Knoxville’s Learn Bridge in a Day® seminar on July 21. You will be introduced to the basics of playing contract bridge. This seminar is for you if you have never played or have played in the past and are looking for a refresher course. Pre-registration is not required but is highly recommended. Register online at www. knoxbridge.org/LBIAD or call 865-539-4150 today to reserve your seat. The cost is $30. Check-in time is 12:30 pm, and the seminar begins at 1 pm. Kevin Wilson, a Knoxvillian and nationally recognized bridge teacher and professional, will conduct this Learn Bridge in a Day® seminar

at the Knoxville Bridge Center. Our previous seminars have been huge successes! Many past participants continue to play bridge and develop their bridge skills and have formed many new friendships. Current players will be on hand to help with the seminar and to answer your questions. Bring a friend or come by yourself. Your new best friend just might be waiting to meet you! Seminar participants will be also able to attend a Beginning Bridge class on each of the next two Tuesdays at no additional charge. Beginning with the third class, there will be a $5 charge per person. The follow-up bridge lessons will be held every Tuesday evening at 6 pm at the Knoxville Bridge Center beginning July 24. The Knoxville Bridge Club is located at 7400 Deane Hill Drive. For a map or additional information about the club, visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pg/knoxvillebridge/about or on the web at www.knoxbridge.org. July 2018 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


A Healthier, Happier Summer Starts with These Tips



N THE COLD of winter, at the start

of the year, people all across the country resolve to live a healthier lifestyle – yet summer is actually the perfect time to start your resolution. Think about it: The weather is beautiful, the kids are out of school, and fresh produce is abundant. Instead of starting a resolution to live healthier at a time when you’ll be cooped up inside to avoid the cold, why not do it now when you can’t wait to be outside? Your path to success begins with these five tips. 1. Get the family outdoors. Whether it’s hiking, walking, gardening, or swimming, there are scores of things to do outdoors during the summer, and any of these can help you burn calories, improve muscle mass, and, best of all, have fun. And did you know that moderate exposure to sunlight can also provide the vitamin D your body needs to fight off disease? Bonus! Pick an activity that appeals to the whole family (furry friends included) and you’re more apt to stick to your routine. 2. Start your day off right. Summertime is full of indulgences, from ice cream cones, to frosè, to s’mores over the campfire. Don’t be afraid to dig into these treats, but make sure the rest of the day stays 20


balanced. Everything in moderation, as they say! A bagel or toast with a quick spread of Arla Cream Cheese made with no artificial flavors or preservatives is a quick, nutritious way to start your day off on the right foot. When you start with a cream cheese that is so deliciously simple, it’s easy to layer on the farmer’s market fruits and veggies. Give it a try and you’ll find an entirely new breakfast routine to fuel your summer fun. 3. Grab some shades. Proper eye care is advised all year long, but it’s especially important in the summer when you’re outside in the sun. Invest in a good pair of shades capable of blocking at least 99% of all ultraviolet A and B rays. Then make sure you wear them when you’re outdoors. Not only will you look incredibly cool and chic, but you’ll also reduce the possibility of wrinkles developing around your eyes and ward off cataracts. 4. Serve up healthy snacks. Having a casual neighborhood get-together calls for easy, bite-sized snacks to complement your summer drinks. Skip the chips and aim for healthy snacks instead. Cranberry cream cheese dip, cheesy snack bread with grilled local vegetables, and warm spinach and Gouda Gateau will all redefine your idea

of good snacking, and they’re easy to make. Visit Arla’s website to find your inspiration and make casual al fresco hosting more delicious and healthy than you ever expected. 5. Take that vacation. Yes, actually take it. Your total health is more than just your physical well-being; it’s your mental health as well. Nothing helps you reset the batteries like a good vacation. With that in mind, make sure your vacation doesn’t create stress. Keep travel and related expenses to a minimum and you’ll spend more time enjoying your vacation and less time wondering how to get everywhere and pay for it. If traveling overseas or taking a whole week away is too big of a leap, instead try a long weekend in a new city in your own state, or road trip to a National Park and book a campsite. There are options at every budget level, and summer is the perfect time to get out and go! Start enjoying a healthier lifestyle today There’s no reason to wait until next winter to start living a healthier lifestyle. Everything you need is right here in the summer, so formulate your plan, apply the tips above, and stick with it. Do so and your resolution will be holding strong by the time New Year’s rolls around again.

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Zoo Knoxville Elephants Tonka and Edie Now Meeting for Play Dates

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Tonka and female Edie have always been fond of each other, but after careful planning and preparation with an expert elephant behaviorist, the two friends finally got the chance to have a real play date in late May. Since their initial meeting, the pair has enjoyed regular play sessions where the very active Edie loves to engage Tonka in sparring, interactions on the sand pile, and sharing treats. These play dates also have another purpose. They allow zoo staff to assess Tonka’s behavior with females, possibly opening the door to future breeding opportunities through the African Elephant Species Survival Plan. This is a collaborative program of zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) working to save elephants from extinction. Tonka’s genetics are not represented in the North and South American populations, making him the most genetically valuable bull in the country for breeding and a potentially important part of the future of elephant conservation. In Africa, an average of 96 elephants are killed each day to meet the demand for ivory. The ivory trade generates millions of dollars, which supports criminal syndicates that have been linked to extremist groups. The team of zoos that comprise the African Elephant Species Survival Plan are working to ensure a genetically healthy population in U.S. zoos while working with the Wildlife Conservation Society to protect wild elephant populations in Cameroon, Nigeria, and the Republic of Congo. Zoo Knoxville is a non-profit entity situated on 53 wooded acres just east of downtown Knoxville. Zoo Knoxville features exhibits of wild animals in natural habitats and is world renowned for its efforts in conservation and species survival. Zoo Knoxville is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is committed to the highest standards in animal care and well-being, ethics, conservation, and education. Knoxville’s largest attraction, the zoo is open every day except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Currently the zoo is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. Admission and ticket sales stop one-hour before the zoo closes. For more information, visit www.zooknoxville.org. Photos courtesy of Zoo Knoxville

CH Interiors



OIN US July 20th & 21st from 10 am to 6

pm for our Summer Open House! There will be hot discounts each hour, door prize raffles, many new floral and décor items, and a full BBQstyle spread of our gourmet sauces, seasonings, and snacks. Bring a friend and beat the heat with cool savings! CH Interiors & Gifts is your destination for unique patriotic and summer-themed décor, ranging from wood American f lag wa ll art, f lour sack towels, and succulents. Perfect as a gift or to add a special touch to your event.

Kick your summer grilling and entertaining up a notch! We carry a wide variety of Mud Pie serving platters a nd gourmet foods, seasonings, and snacks. Stock up on our customer favorites: Raspberry Jalapeño Jam, Cranberry Orange Salsa, Specialty BBQ and Hot Sauces, pickled veggies, Savory Cracker seasoning, Raven’s Garden Dip, and our NEW Rabbit Creek Country Herb deviled egg seasoning!

Our Customers Say It Best. “I cannot believe how smooth the process was and how easy its been to work with Slamdot. They are experienced professionals who make customer service and satisfaction their top priority.”

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CH Interiors & Gifts

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Visit Sweetwater This Summer S

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Special Events in July:

July 4 from 3 to 10 pm: Independence Day Celebration July 6: First Friday in downtown Sweetwater July 27: Dive-in movies at the Sweetwater City Pool Saturdays & Sundays from 2 to 4 pm: Sweetwater Heritage Museum

UMMER IS OFF to a great start

in Sweetwater! There’s no better place in East Tennessee to enjoy a quick trip. Sweetwater is known regionally as an excellent day trip location, with their eclectic shopping and antiques, but there is so much more to enjoy this summer. Plan a weekend trip to this charming town that boasts something for everyone. For the nature enthusiasts, explore America’s Largest Underground Lake at the Lost Sea Adventure, tour the certified Arboritum at Engleman Park, or enjoy the nature trail and Duck Park. Try local fare at any of our unique restaurants such as Upstairs at the Mansion, El Jacal Mexican Restaurant, or Vittorino’s Italian Cucina. Hunter’s Café features live music and BBQ every Friday night in their beautiful shady, outdoor courtyard. Fill in your time with a quick trip to the Sweetwater Valley Cheese Farm or head up the mountain to beautiful Bald River Falls. This may be your new favorite spot for an easy getaway. Of course shopping in Sweetwater is at an all-time high, with boutiques, antiques, jewelry, home décor, and more. Since renewing the downtown revitalization efforts, Sweetwater has watched their vacant storefronts fill and has welcomed visitors from all 50 states and 30 countries. Shop, dine, and play in Sweetwater this summer. It will be a trip you won’t forget. Come see what all the chatter is about!

Main Street Marketplace

105 S. Main Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423.337.6979 www.sweetwatertn.net www.facebook.com/shoplocalatmsm




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 21, 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 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 21st 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 so 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 am on Saturday, July 21st!

The Lily Pad

209 N. Main Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423.337.5537 www.sweetwaterlilypad.com Mon-Sat: 10am-5:30pm

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Summer Sale-A-Bration

ABBA The Concert August 3 • 8 pm | Tennessee Theatre


1ST CENTURY Artists, Inc. has been presenting its ABBA tribute show

throughout North America for more than a decade, known as ABBA The Music, ABBA The Concert, and ABBA The Hits. The audience and press all agree: “This is the closest to ABBA you’ll ever get.” ABBA The Concert brings one of the greatest pop phenomena back to life!

For more information, visit www.tennesseetheatre.com. July 2018 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


Sizzling Summer Fashions At Sweetwater Flower Shop

• Ladies' Apparel & Accessories • Home Décor • Gifts • Florals • Fresh Flowers • Upstairs at The Mansion Restaurant

Sweetwater Flower Shop 118 W. North Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423-337-6623

July 10-12 • 7:30 pm | July 13 • 8 pm July 14 • 2 & 8 pm | July 15 • 1:30 & 7 pm Tennessee Theatre


HE NEW YORK TIMES calls it “the best musical of this century.” The

Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: The funniest musical of all time.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation.

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Step Out in Fashion This Summer A

RE YOU LOOKING for some styl-

ish ways to update your wardrobe this summer? Then look no further than Sweetwater Flower Shop in historic downtown Sweetwater. Sweetwater Flower Shop receives shipments nearly every day of designer-inspired apparel, scarves, jewelry, handbags, and hats that can liven up and brighten up your entire summer wardrobe at prices you won’t believe. Discover beautiful lacelike patterned apparel and scarves that are perfect for both business and casual attire but are light enough to remain comfortable no matter how high the mercury rises. Also, if the temperature drops at night, as it often does, your fashionable scarf can function as a light wrap as well. Also, don’t forget to accessorize your new wardrobe selections with Sweetwater Flower Shop’s extensive collection of fashionable designerinspired jewelry, including their latest vintage pieces. They also offer a large selection of popular clutches, handbags, purses, and totes that can be used to enhance all of your summer fashions. Sweetwater Flower Shop is your premier shopping venue for the latest in today’s fashions and accessories, home décor items, florals, gifts, and fresh flowers. Right now, many spring and summer clothing items are 25% off, and all fall and winter items are buy one, get one free… with some even 75% off. Also, while visiting historical downtown Sweetwater, plan on enjoying a casual lunch with friends and family in the charming southern atmosphere of Upstairs at The Mansion Restaurant, located on their second level, and transform your summertime shopping adventure into an experience that will long be remembered. For dining reservations, call 423-371-4100.

Sweetwater Flower Shop 118 W. North Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423.337.6623

Make this

Fourth of July Holiday a Celebration to Remember



NCE AGAIN, we find ourselves

celebrating the a nniversa r y of our nation’s birth and the great American experience that began with our Declaration of Independence. As we enjoy a bit of family fun celebrating this very special holiday, we should also reflect on the price we have paid for our independence and freedom. The Revolutionary War, the SpanishAmerican War, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Desert Storm, and the ongoing wars being waged against terrorism all serve as reminders of the cost of freedom paid for by so many American lives. Please remember to thank a vet for your freedom this 4th of July. The fine art photography featured in this article is of the American Flag reflected on an airplane wing and is by photographer Sheila Chesanow. The featured wood carvings are the creations of Dean Irving on the left and Phillip Pugh on the right. The hand-crafted American Eagle bullet pen was turned by Paul Saladin. Works by each of these artists, as well as other local and regional artists, can be viewed and purchased in Sweetwater’s Gallery on Main in historic downtown Sweetwater. Also, you are invited to join us in our historic downtown on the first Friday of each month for an evening of shopping after work and enjoy a great meal at one of our great restaurants. El Jacal has great Mexican food, Vittorino’s restaurant has great Italian food, Hunter’s Courtyard has pulled pork barbeque with bluegrass music after 5 pm, and, of course, there is Upstairs at The Mansion. Join us for an evening of eating, music, and shopping until 8 pm on July 6th and each First Friday of the month through November. Have a happy and safe 4th of July everyone!

Gallery on Main

109 Morris Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423.337.7400

July 20 • 7:30 pm | July 21 • 2:30 & 7:30 pm | July 22 • 3 pm

Bijou Theatre


HE WORDPLAYERS PRESENTS Jane Eyre: The Musical at the Bijou

Theatre. This great love story by Charlotte Bronte comes to life with music to lift your heart and set your spirit soaring. It is a beloved tale of secrets and the lies that secrets create of unimaginable hope and unspoken passion. The story abounds with themes of unconditional, sacrificial love and the redemption that it brings. Nominated for five Tony Awards, Jane Eyre promises an enchanting experience you will not soon forget.

For more information, visit www.knoxbijou.org. July 2018 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE





EW PEOPLE have been able

to experience the things that Ken Mansfield has been able to experience in his lifetime. He was the manager for Apple Records in the U.S. This put him on a first-name basis with each of the Beatles and their inner circle. It also allowed him to be a part of Beatles history and watch the famous “Roof Top Concert” that marked the end of the band. (Go to YouTube and type in “Ken Mansfield Beatles Roof Top” and you’ll see Ken in a white trench coat, sitting near Yoko Ono.) He’s worked with many other music icons, including Waylon Jennings, The Beach Boys, James Taylor, Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, and many, many more. Ken fought cancer and, by the grace of God, won and is also a traveling minister, sharing his story and the gospel all across the country. Ken is also quite an accomplished author, having written six books. The first was “The Beatles, The Bible, and Bodega Bay.” His more recent one is his first novel entitled “Philco” – a brilliantly written, Twilightstyle book that reminds the reader of what American society once was – like Mayberry. It was about “Philco” that I had the privilege of interviewing Ken for the second time. (The first was nine years ago and can still be read on www.boomerocity.com.) When asked why he wrote the book, Ken said, “Well, first of all, it’s my first fiction book. I’ve been writing this book for 18 years. I started it after my first book, ‘The Beatles, The Bible, and Bodega Bay’, and for some reason, another book would always take its 28


place. ‘I gotta write this book next.’ It kept getting shoved back. “I felt like God had told me, ‘There’s a time for this book, and I’ll let you know when.’ So, as I would write this book, I would have fellow writers who I would pass ideas onto. It’s gone through about 12 titles – just remolding the concept. Then, just last year – I mean, God didn’t say, ‘Hey, I need to talk to you about your book. I think we should go with it, now.’ – I just felt that it was time, and some things fell together with my agent and this publisher. So here it is, 18 years later.” Ken then goes into what the book is about. “What this book is about, in a way, is my yearning for what life was like when I grew up in the ’40s and ’50s. It was really an idyllic time. We weren’t a perfect society back then either, but there was a time when we would respect each other. We were brought up with certain moral values. An honest day’s work for an honest dollar. If you saw somebody alongside of the road, you stopped and said, ‘Can I help with that tire, ma’am?’ “Today I wouldn’t pull over to help somebody, because I’m afraid that I’ll be beat up and robbed or something because of all these scams and things. It was a time of innocence; a time of helping your neighbor out and a time when things weren’t so complicated." I asked Ken if we can go back to Mayberry. “No. I’ve written a song. Phil Keaggy and I were talking. They have theme songs for movies, why can’t we have a theme song for a book? We wrote a theme song for ‘Philco’. I posted it on Facebook. The point of it is I can’t go back there anymore from here. Not

from where we are. We could just never get back there like it was.” We can’t go back to Mayberry, and we can’t put the bite of the apple back on it. I asked Ken what do we do? “I think we try to recapture as much of that as we can. Literature and the movies and everything are so dark these days. My wife and I like to go to movies, but there’s never anything to watch. Everything ’s so dark. Sometimes we get up and leave just because of the foul language. I’m no prima donna. My gosh, I came out of the music business and was with Waylon Jennings for five years and rock and roll and stuff. But after a while, it’s just offensive. And dirty. We’ll be watching a beautiful movie, and you’ve got all this foul language and stuff in it. “I think we can go back – some of us can go back, in a way. But not all of us will go back. Society will never get back there again.” You can read the extensive version of this interview at www.boomerocity.com and order “Philco” online or at fine bookstores. Randy’s first interview was at the tender age of 13 with none other than Col. Tom Parker. Thirtysix years later he founded the webzine, Boomerocity.com, and has conducted close to 200 interviews with some of the most interesting people in music.

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center Announces “Music in the Round” August 10th



recently announced that tickets are on sale for the “Music in the Round” concert on Friday, August 10th. “We are pleased that we are able to bring three nationally known and critically acclaimed singer/songwriters from Nashville to the Barn Event Center in Townsend through the efforts of longtime Heritage Center advocates and sponsors, Mary and Mike Crawford,” said Bob Patterson, Director of Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. Since 2015, this is the fourth “Music in the Round” benefit concert that has been hosted at the Barn Event Center courtesy of Debbie and Richard Way. The Townsend Community Choir, directed by Linda Gullufsen and accompanied by Sandra Headrick, will perform while guests arrive, followed by a beautiful buffet dinner prepared by the culinary staff at the Barn Event Center. Three nationally recognized singer/songwriters from Nashville will entertain guests and play the songs they have written and explain the stories and emotional background of their music for the rest of the evening. Reservations are limited to 120 guests at $80 per guest for this exclusive and intimate concert. Doors open at 5:30 pm, the Townsend Community Choir performs at 6 pm, followed by dinner at 6:20 pm, and the singer/songwriters starting at approximately 7:15 pm. To reserve your seat, call 865-448-0044 Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. The singer/songwriters scheduled to appear include: Dave Gibson Dave Gibson was born in El Dorado, Arkansas, and raised in Odessa, Texas. After cutting his teeth in the honky tonks, folk and blues bars of Chicago, the restless singer/songwriter was bent on making it. He landed a publishing deal with The Oak Ridge Boy’s company, Silverline Music, and began co-writing with a who’s who of hit makers. The industry soon began to take notice of this fledgling writer, and he started having hits with Steve Wariner, Joe Diffie, Confederate Railroad, Tanya Tucker, Alabama, Pam Tillis, and Montgomery Gentry. He earned six number ones, and Alabama’s “Juke Box in My Mind” stayed at number one for an impressive four weeks – the longest of their career. Dave teamed up with rocker Blue Miller, famed guitar player for the Bob Seger band, in 1990. The duo formed the Gibson-Miller Band. They quickly racked up sell out dates, received critical raves, and scored multiple top 10 hits, as well as a coveted Academy of Country Music Award for New Vocal Group or Duo in 1993. Dave has just signed a new recording contract

with Right Recordings, the largest independent record company in the UK. His debut album, “Good and Getting Better,” has just been released. His song, no pun intended, “The Frog Song,” reached four weeks at number one on the hot disc chart. Benita Hill Singer/songwriter Benita Hill has had her songs recorded in nearly all genres of music – country, rock, pop, jazz, gospel, Broadway, and musical theater. As a recording artist, she has released seven CDs of her original music to outstanding critical reviews. She has toured as a background singer with The Allman Brothers, J.J.Cale, Conway Twitty, and many others. Her songs have been recorded by Isaac Hayes, Crystal Gayle, Kirk Whalum, and Garth Brooks, including the two number one hits “It’s Your Song” and “Two Pina Coladas” and a song she co-wrote with Garth titled “Weekend.” Benita’s newest album of original, modern torch songs called NOIR establishes her range as a modern and timeless songwriter and artist of depth, humor, and insight. Becky Hobbs Becky Hobbs started writing songs when she was nine years old, and songs of hers have been recorded by Conway Twitty, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Glen Campbell, Emmylou Harris, John Anderson, Helen Reddy, Shirley Bassey, Wanda Jackson, Janie Fricke, Moe Bandy, Joe Stampley, Ken Mellons, Lacy J. Dalton, the Cherokee National Youth Choir, and more. Her song “You Are,” recorded by Glen Campbell and Emmylou Harris, was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Country Duet category in 1988. As a recording artist, she has had more than 20 chart singles/albums, including “Jones on the Jukebox,” “Honky Tonk Saturday Night,” “Are There Any More Like You (Where You Came From),” and a Billboard Top 10 duet with Moe Bandy, “Let’s Get Over Them Together.” Becky is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and the composer and co-playwright of the musical “Nanyehi-The Story of Nancy Ward,” based on the life of her fifth great grandmother, a Cherokee war woman-turned peacemaker in the 1700s. To purchase tickets, call the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center at 865-448-0044 Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center is 501(c)(3) museum and cultural center. The Heritage Center is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and on Sunday from 12 to 5 pm. Admission is free for Heritage Center members, adults are $8, seniors 60+ and children ages 6-17 are $6, and children 5 and under are free. The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center is located between the traffic light and the national park entrance on scenic Highway 73. July 2018 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


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July 26 • 7:30 pm | Tennessee Theatre ANNI RETURNS with a worldwide tour. His concerts are legendary. This

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HE SUNSET ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL celebrates creativity through music, art, and food. There will be live music, art and craftsmen vendors, food trucks, and beer ($5 per serving). The music line-up includes The Delights String Quartet, Blue Mother Tupelo, and JD McPherson. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for ages 13-17, $5 for ages 12 and under, and free for age 65+. Those age 15 and under must have a paid adult present with them at the festival. For those age 65+, you do not have to reserve a ticket. Just show your ID at the gate to receive your wristband. Please no outside food, drinks, or tents. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome, and pets on leashes are allowed. All proceeds for this event will go to benefit SCHAS, a non-profit organization whose mission is to help the elderly and the disabled stay safely in their homes and provide respite for their families with kind, trained, in-home caregivers. This event will go to support the SCHAS Sliding Scale Fee fund program.

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The Bijou Theatre Presents Shelby Lynne on Friday, July 27th



born in Quantico, Virginia, on October 22, 1968, and raised in Frankville, Alabama. She came from a musical family, and her house was filled with the sounds of classic country music, as well as The Beatles and Elvis. Her mother was a natural singer, and her father began teaching her to play guitar around age seven. Lynne once said in an interview, “I was singing before I could talk.” In 1989, after high school, Lynne decided to leave her Alabama life behind for Nashville so she could pursue her musical dreams. Once in Tennessee, Lynne met veteran songwriter, Bob Tubert, and she gave him her demo tape. Tubert liked it and played it for the TV producer of Nashville Networks Nashville Now, who invited Lynne to perform on the show. The performance caught the attention of CBS Records, and Lynne was offered a contract with the label. During the next three years, Lynne produced an album a year: Sunrise (1989), Tough All Over (1990), and Soft Talk (1991), landing a few hits along the way. In 1991, she won the Academy of Country Music’s Top New Female Vocalist award. Never complacent, after two more albums, Lynne became hungry for a change from the Nashville system, and for her next album she enlisted producer Bill Bottrell, who had worked with such artists as Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Sheryl Crow. The resulting 38


album, I Am Shelby Lynne (1999), recorded far away from Nashville on the Northern California coast, earned Lynne the Grammy for Best New Artist in 2000, which was especially poignant as she had been in the music business nearly 13 years. Love, Shelby was released in 2001, followed by two self-produced albums Identity Crisis (2003) and Suit Yourself (2005). Just a Little Lovin’, her critically acclaimed tribute to Dusty Springfield, was released in 2008. And the same year Suit Yourself came out, Lynne made her acting debut in the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line playing Cash’s mother. She has also appeared on the TV shows Head Case (2007) and Army Wives (2009). Again showcasing her need to take a different path, Lynne founded her own label, Everso Records, and its first release, Tears, Lies, and Alibis, debuted at number 16 on Billboard’s Top Independent Albums chart in April 2010. The album resonated with critics as well, and Newsday called it “her strongest album in a decade.” After this critical success, Lynne released her first-ever holiday collection, Merry Christmas, in time for 2010’s holiday season. In 2011, Everso released Revelation Road, and Lynne headed out on a year-long solo acoustic tour. In 2013, a five-song EP, Thanks, came out to rave reviews from the likes of Mother Jones and The New York Times. Lynne said of the album, “These songs are a

way to express my love and gratitude to the universe and to all of the music appreciating souls out there for the friendship and fellowship that music brings us.” In 2014, I Am Shelby Lynne got the deluxe reissue treatment. I Cant Imagine was released in the spring of 2015; it was her first album for Rounder. The tour that followed included complete concert performances of the new recording and I Am Shelby Lynne in a single set. Lynne and sister, Allison Moorer, teamed for the Side by Side tour and considered recording an album together. The plan was shelved until 2017 when they got together in Los Angeles with producer Teddy Thompson and a small group of invited guest musicians, including Benmont Tench, Erik Deutsch, Doug Pettibone, and Val McCallum. The sisters chose to record a host of covers from the classic country canon, alongside contemporary fare by pop and Americana songwriters. Their lone co-written original was the set closer Is It Too Much? Titled Not Dark Yet, the album was released by Thirty Tigers in August. They sold out venues across the U.S. and U.K. Lynne recently wrapped her first starring film role called Here I Am, a rock and roll saga directed by Cynthia Mort (Nina, Tell Me You Love Me). Lynne co-wrote the music and film score. The new single, Off My Mind, is currently available online. For tickets or more information, visit www. knoxbijou.org.

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John has a vast array of knowledge about whether a stone is manmade or natural, if porcelain is old or new. He can differentiate between a color seal and a colored grout and which cleaning/sealing method the home or business owner should use. He knows how to properly clean and maintain tile, carpet, concrete, and even brick pavers. He often takes before/after photos of his day’s work. When he gets home, he often whips out his photos, describing each one in detail. Sometimes I chuckle when he gets so excited about his day’s work, but it makes


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is certainly keeping things interesting this year. Some plants are looking a little bedraggled, and others are growing like gangbusters! Loropetalums and grasses took a real hit. Old wood hydrangeas will not bloom this year. Crepe Myrtles were slow to leaf out but are now starting to put on a show. I am seeing a little of everything, so let’s get started on your to-do list. » Let me begin by saying that I know it is hot. Believe me, I know! Our greenhouse can hit 120 degrees on a sunny day. I know that you do not want to be out in the afternoon heat, so try to get out and do your yard work in the morning. It is better for you and better for the plants. Herbs and vegetables are freshest and most flavorful in the morning, and plants are less stressed. » Water is the most critical element of plant success, and it is always best to water in the morning. That leaves time for the excess moisture to evaporate off

the leaves, thereby reducing the growth of fungus. I will also remind you (as I do every month) that sprinklers are great for grass and flowers but woefully inadequate for trees and shrubs. Those will need their own zones, drip systems, or hand watering to make it through the summer. It is also critical that you know how much water is going to those plants. The easiest way is to put small empty cans (tuna and cat food cans work well) in the zone and see how much water goes in them. Your goal is 1” per week, which will fill up those cans. Hydrangeas are great “sentinel” plants, because they tell you when things are dry. Other plants (like Hollies) just go directly to dead. How much should you put on plants if you are hand watering? Most water hoses will put out 5-6 gallons per minute, and small plants will need a couple of gallons. Larger shrubs will need at least a full minute, and trees can take in 15 gallons or more. You can also place the hose at the base of the plant, turn it on a little,




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and walk away. I suggest you set a timer or you may create a pond! Yes, I have done that more than once. » If you have sparse mulch, a fresh layer will keep temperature and moisture levels stable. Remember that you never need more than 3”, and you should never pile it around your trees! Donuts, not volcanoes! » Insects and diseases are plentiful this year as usual. Keep a close eye on your plants so you can start treating when they start being damaged. Please don’t get carried away, however. Not every bug is a harmful bug. Always start with the least toxic product first, and only escalate if that is ineffective. Many fungal outbreaks can be treated with good hygiene. Remove infected leaves and make sure that you don’t allow them to stay on the ground around the plant. That just puts the fungal spores back into the ground. » How are your vegetables? We are getting to the time of year where you are either getting a good harvest or you are doing the heart-breaking task of pulling up plants that have failed. If you are harvesting, keep it up so that they keep producing. Water regularly but try very hard to avoid getting water on the leaves. Water at ground lever (a drip system is best), mulch to prevent splash, and remove leaves if they start looking spotty, twisted, or like a white powder was sprinkled on them. There are fungicides and insecticides that are safe to use on edibles, so stop by if you are having a problem. » What do your container gardens look like? Are they lush and full or straggly and ugly? Fertilize, trim, and deadhead plants to keep them healthy looking. If they are ugly, toss them in the compost and stop by for replacements. We keep a nice selection of larger plants through the summer for just that purpose. Life is too short to have ugly flowers. » Perennials may also need a little maintenance. Deadhead and cut back plants as needed. Pruning plants that get leggy (Joe Pye weed, ironweed, asters, and mums) will keep them from flopping. » Take care of the birds, and they will take care of you. Keep feeders and birdbaths full and clean. Water is especially important during dry periods when mud puddles dry up. Stop by and take a look at some of the beautiful things we have in our greenhouse and gift shop. Let us help you have a beautiful home!

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If you’re envisioning dancing the night away under the stars, you don’t want to find out three weeks before the big day that the venue has restrictions on equipment and noise. Before you sign any contract, have your itinerary ready and discuss it from start to finish. » Plan your equipment needs: One thing to know about holding a wedding in a less conventional spot is venues can vary wildly on what they can provide for you in terms of supplies and equipment. Take time to walk through the entire event so you’re clear on what you may need to supply yourself. Even if a venue lacks essentials like power outlets and bathroom stalls, don’t give up. There are affordable solutions out there to help you upgrade the space to a fully functional venue. Your local rental store, for example, is an essential stop for anyone planning a wedding. In addition to all the wedding gear you could need, from decorations to seating, they also have lots of other equipment and ideas to help you plan the perfect outdoor event. » Always have a Plan B: It’s impossible to predict what the weather will bring for an outdoor wedding, which can add uncertainty. But you can reduce the stress by planning for the worst conditions. Is hot and humid weather a possibility? How about a thunderstorm? A deposit on a rented air-conditioned

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UT Gardens’ Plant of the Month: Elephant Ears BY CAROL REESE, UT E X TENSION W E S T E R N R E G I O N O R N A M E N TA L H O R T I C U LT U R E S P EC I A L I S T


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grew up with an “ordinary ” green elephant ear (Colocasia esculenta) in the landscape, hardly worth a second glance. As more savvy gardeners became aware of the roles foliage textures play in a well-designed landscape, plants with large leaves were more appreciated. The movement morphed into a deservedly popular theme of creating a landscape with a bold tropical feel, and new forms of elephant ear began to appear in the marketplace. Even in colder parts of the country folks were willing to dig them and store in protected sites during winter or simply purchase them new each summer. Breeders responded with a surge of cultivars displaying black, chartreuse, or even variegated foliage. Most are not hardy beyond zone 8, but a few have demonstrated their hardiness through zone 7 unless the winter is particularly severe. ‘Black Magic’ was the first of the forms with dramatically dark foliage, which can range from purplish to truly glossy black forms such as ‘Black Coral’ and ‘Diamond Head’. If hardiness is desired, the form called ‘Illustris’ is often persistent through zone 7, and well-sited plants can even spread from the original plants so much as to be considered aggressive! Illustris does not present the solid dark leaf some prefer, with its bright green veins radiating from the center of the leaf. It is also not going to be as large as some of the other varieties, either in leaf size or in height. For the gardener who wants a tall form,

A private specimen of ‘Thailand Giant’ on display in the Jackson, Tennessee, area.

seek out the 6-footer called ‘Big Dipper’. The large leaves are supported by dramatic dark stems and cup upwards to form a shallow bowl. A leaf may fill gradually with water during a light rain with no wind, until the weight of the water bends the stem just enough to dump its load. ‘Coffee Cups’ has even more steeply cupped leaves, which expose the gorgeous dark veins on the leaf underside. It is much less hardy, however, while ‘Big Dipper’ may overwinter where well sited in zone 7. Veins are the excitement in other cultivars such as the green-leafed form with richly purple veins called ‘Blue Hawaii’. ‘Elena’ has bright chartreuse leaves, with cranberry veins and a lovely delicate cranberry edge to the leaves. ‘Chicago Harlequin’ has crazy striped stems as its claim to fame, while


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‘Mojito’ sports bright green leaves richly splashed and speckled with black. For a gee-whiz, good-golly, take-a-look-atthat-plant reaction, it’s got to be ‘Thailand Giant’ (Colocasia gigantea). With plenty of water and nutrients, this plant may reach 9 feet in height with leaves that measure individually at 5 feet in length and 4 feet in width. For best success with elephant ears other than ‘Thailand Giant,’ generosity with water and nutrients also holds true. These tropical plants love moisture and nutrients, so while they don’t require a lot for survival, they will richly reward the gardener with a lavish hand. They can be grown in sun or light shade but suffer in a hot sunny site if not given plenty of water. In fact, most of the C. esculenta are happy in wet sites, and good for pond margins, but be aware that C. gigantea will rot in these wet sites. You can find various specimens of elephant ears on display at all of the UT Gardens sites: Knoxville, Jackson, and Crossville. The gardener should be warned these plants can be addictive. One leads to another and another... The UT Gardens include plant collections located in Knoxville, Jackson, and Crossville. Designated as the official botanical garden for the State of Tennessee, the collections are part of the UT Institute of Agriculture. The Gardens’ mission is to foster appreciation, education, and stewardship of plants through garden displays, educational programs, and research trials. The Gardens are open during all seasons and free to the public. For more information, visit www.ag.tennessee.edu/utg. Photo courtesy J. Reeves, UTIA


Celebrating a Decade of Random Acts of Flowers

N JULY 2007, Random Acts of

Flowers’ founder, Larsen Jay, was in a near-fatal accident. He credits the outpouring of support he received in the form of daily visitors and dozens of floral arrangements while in the hospital as a key to providing the emotional lift and encouragement that helped him persevere through the multiple surgeries and challenging recovery process he faced. When Larsen was capable of leaving his room, he noticed how many of his fellow patients did not have visitors or flowers – the very thing that helped him so much in those early and difficult days. The first “Random Act of Flowers” delivery was made moments later as Larsen repurposed his flowers and delivered them from his wheelchair. The memories of how a simple gesture touched his fellow patients compelled Larsen to form Random Acts of Flowers one year later in July 2008. Random Acts of Flowers repurposes flowers from grocery stores, weddings, memorials, religious services, and various other events. Volunteers utilize these flowers to create beautiful bouquets in donated

RAF founder, Larsen Jay, delivers a beautiful bouquet of flowers while visiting a patient in a Knoxville hospital.

vases that are then delivered by another group of volunteers to individuals struggling with injury, illness, and the aging process in hospitals, assisted living homes, hospice, and other community health organizations. Our vision is to inspire and nurture a culture of care and compassion. During the last decade, Random Acts of Flowers has grown into a united family

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led by the team at its national headquarters in Knoxville. There are currently four mission branches located across the country in Knoxville, Tampa Bay, Chicago, and Indianapolis. Collectively, more than 350,000 individuals have been served nationwide. We will be holding a 10th Birthday Party on July 24th at Clancy’s Tavern and Whiskey House. Please join us between 5:30 and 7 pm and help us celebrate! Random Acts of Flowers improves the emotional health and well-being of individuals in health care facilities by delivering recycled flowers, encouragement, and personal moments of kindness. To donate or learn more about how to get involved with Random Acts of Flowers Knoxville, call 865633-9082 or visit www.RAFKnoxville.org.


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Dollywood’s Summer Celebration Packed with Thrilling New Entertainment Options



Showstoppers continues with a sensational celebration that provides families more time to enjoy together at the award-winning vacation destination. Dollywood’s Summer Celebration (now through August 5) features extended park hours – 10 am to 10 pm daily – as well as a nightly fireworks spectacular, thrilling new entertainment, and the fun of Dollywood after dark! Families have several world-renowned entertainment options to keep them entertained during Dollywood’s Summer Celebration. International touring sensation DRUMLine LIVE visits the park with riveting rhythms, bold beats, and ear-grabbing energy. Developed by the consultants of the hit 2002 movie Drumline, the band featured in this exhilarating show creates a synchronized musical masterpiece for guests – it’s more than just the typical halftime performance! DRUMLine LIVE runs in Celebrity Theater through July 4. “Dollywood is the ultimate family theme park, and DRUMLine Live is the ultimate family show,” said Don Roberts, CEO and Director of DRUMLine Live. “We promise to offer the same excitement, energy, and exhilarating entertainment as any roller coaster in the park. I guarantee you’ve never seen anything like DRUMLine LIVE. We will have you on your feet by halftime. We want to thank Dolly Parton and the team at Dollywood for giving us this wonderful opportunity.” iLuminate, finalists on America’s Got Talent in 2011, bring their electrified glowin-the-dark costumes to DP’s Celebrity 52


Theater to perform dynamic dance routines and illusions to thrill guests. iLuminate performs July 7-21. In addition to their third place result on AGT, iLuminate has toured the world from Egypt to Malaysia and has appeared on shows like Dancing with the Stars, X-Factor, Good Morning America, and Ellen. The group launched in 2009 and patented the mesmerizing technology used in their shows. They’ve performed alongside stars like Christina Aguilera, The Black Eyed Peas, David Guetta, and more and are excited to bring their talent to Dollywood. “iLuminate is very excited and honored to bring our unique dance performance technology to Dollywood this July,” said Miral Kotb, iLuminate creator. “We will be featuring new light suits and dances that have never been seen before while bringing back some audience favorites. Get ready for energetic and mesmerizing performances that you and your family will remember for years to come!” Speed painter, Ricardo Barazza, astonishes Dollywood guests during his show PaintJam, an innovative and mesmerizing show which runs the entirety of Summer Celebration. Barazza creates stunning works of art on a spinning 360-degree canvas while he dances and moves throughout the performance. A new evening show called Nighttime Experience gives guests reason to rock well in to the night. Some of Dollywood’s best daytime performers offer a fresh, new show highlighted by their interpretations of today’s hottest hits! Guests shouldn’t miss these 13 singers/dancers and five live musicians as they put on a concert for the ages! The show takes place July 25 through August 8. Every evening during

Summer Celebration ends with Dolly’s Nights of Many Colors, a thrilling fireworks extravaganza synchronized to music. It’s story time again as The Little Engine Playhouse showcases three favorite books from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, including Coat of Many Colors, based on Parton’s newest children’s book. Coat of Many Colors and Pretend by Jennifer Plecas feature sing-along songs that kids of all ages will enjoy. Everyone’s favorite, The Little Engine That Could, comes to the stage with a delightful reminder of what can happen with just a little bit of determination. While Dollywood guests have an amazing amount of entertainment options to enjoy during their visit, they also can experience the park’s award-winning rides in a completely different environment. Once the sun sets, Dollywood’s trademark attractions, like Wild Eagle, Lightning Rod, and Thunderhead, provide a unique experience for those who climb aboard. These rides thrill guests who race through the summer night with no idea which way the track will turn next! A range of tasty new dining options also highlight Dollywood’s Summer Celebration, including savory jambalaya with shrimp and andouille sausage, chicken and beef skewers over rice pilaf, and flavorful street tacos. Festival-exclusive dessert offerings include blackberry cobbler, churros, and strawberries and cream. Fo r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n a b o u t Dollywood’s Summer Celebration, call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD or visit www.dollywood. com. For show schedules, park maps, and more, download the Dollywood App. Photo by Wes Ramsey at The Dollywood Company

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Morgan County’s Renovated Old Jail Preserves Vital Historical Records



has become a national trend, but few communities have made a bolder leap from prior to current use than Morgan County, Tennessee. The county’s 90-yearold jail, which once confined offenders whose alleged crimes ranged from petty to violent, now serves as the Morgan County Archives and Family Heritage Center, housing historical documents and preserving records that trace to the county’s pre-Civil War days. Located in the county seat of Wartburg, the archives are open from 11 am to 3 pm Tuesday through Friday to historians, genealogists, and curiosity seekers eager for a glimpse of what life might have been like in an early 20th-century lock-up. The ample first-floor containment cell, where town tipplers once slept off nights of overindulgence, now features orderly shelves of labeled boxes containing thousands of chancery court documents, which were transferred there in 2007, following completion of a new jailhouse. According to Sharon Kreis, Morgan County archivist, these documents provide vital information on family lineage and property ownership, and a few of the older documents reach back to the county’s establishment in 1817. Kreis, who supervises the archives, notes that some of the documents were drafted in German and Polish, reflecting the in-migration of nationals from those countries to Morgan County beginning in the 1840s. Other older documents feature hand-drawn “official” seals and needle-and-thread bindings. One county resident drafted her will on the back of a paper election ballot. What once served as the jail’s administrative office now houses the collection of the non-profit Morgan County Genealogical and Historical Society, which includes census and cemetery records, war pension records, and hundreds of histories of families with Morgan County roots. These documents were 54



relocated from the Wartburg public library in 2013. The Morgan County Archives and Family Heritage Center has no paid staff. Each week volunteers gather to clean, catalog, and file records in specially designed archival folders and boxes. These and other preservation supplies have been purchased through grants from Tennessee State Library and Archives, and funds for restoration work on the jail building have been donated by individuals and organizations devoted to preserving the iconic structure. County resident Lee Aslinger supervised the building’s two-year renovation and, fittingly, enlisted the help of jail trustees in the process. In the interior, Aslinger and his team removed false ceilings and paneling to reveal brick and concrete walls and extruded-steel structural beams. The building’s seven eerie, dimly lit main cells, located on the second floor, have been cleared of debris but retain all the old fixtures and features, including iron-barred enclosures and windows, locking mechanisms, metal bunks and toilets, and chipped concrete walls, some of which retain decades-old graffiti. When Aslinger and his crew turned their attention to the building ’s exterior, they confronted multiple layers of flaking and chipping pale-blue paint. Weeks of painstaking paint removal ultimately revealed the structure’s intricate Flemish-bond style brickwork – a design scheme shared by Knoxville’s downtown YMCA – and a longhidden message addressed to anyone inclined to trifle with the law. Above the main arched entrance appears the 1930s-era admonishment – once obscured by paint – “It Does’nt Pay to Do Wrong,” complete with misplaced punctuation. The old jailhouse is situated in Wartburg’s original central business district and is proximate to a number of other historic structures. The folk-Victorian style Presbyterian

Church, opened in 1883, was added to the National Register in 2012. The former Wartburg City Hall, built in 1923 to house a bank, was the town’s first building to feature central heating. The American Legion Hall, built in 1946, underwent a major renovation in 2011. The 1906 Tanner building, added to the National Register in 2017, once housed Tanner Drug Store and Café and retains many of the original fixtures, including marble countertops and cash register. Built in 1904, Morgan County’s iconic courthouse anchors the community’s central business district. The tower houses a 900pound bell and four-sided clock with four-foot hands. The 30th annual Outdoor Show, sponsored by WECO radio and held on the Courthouse square in Wartburg July 20-21, will provide an opportunity for visitors to tour Wartburg’s historic downtown. The old jailhouse will be open to visitors from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, July 21. For more information on the Morgan County Archive and Family Heritage Center, call 423356-5500 or 423-215-5841. For information on the WECO Outdoor Show activities, visit www.facebook.com/wecoradio.

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Chihuly Glass Sculptures, Concerts Under the Stars Help Make Summer Shine at Biltmore


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glass sculptures in the historic gardens and reflecting pools, to the array of stars gracing the concert stage, Biltmore shines this summer in multiple ways. Chihuly at Biltmore Meandering through the mesmerizing display of Dale Chihuly’s enormous shining glass sculptures in the estate’s historic gardens has the makings of a perfect summer day. Chihuly at Biltmore is the first largescale art exhibit the estate has hosted. Each of the 16 vivid installations is highlighted by a complementary landscape design created by Biltmore’s horticulture team in collaboration with the Chihuly team. The gardens are open on select evenings for the first time ever during reservation-only Chihuly Nights at Biltmore. At nightfall, the artwork is dramatically illuminated to showcase their colors and shapes. Guests may take in sunset views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, enjoy live music in the gardens, and choose from a selection of wines from an alfresco wine bar. Chihuly Nights at Biltmore is offered throughout the exhibition’s run. The Biltmore Concert Series Summer nights heat up when nationallyand internationally-known stars take the grand stage on the South Terrace of Biltmore House during the annual Biltmore Concert Series. This year’s line-up features Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Night Ranger, Jay 56


Leno, Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, for KING & COUNTRY and Lauren Daigle, and The Temptations and the Four Tops. Summer Movie Night Under the Stars Each Tuesday in July Biltmore’s Summer Movie Night will be held in Antler Hill Village near the estate’s Winery. This year’s movie line-up includes Richie Rich (parts filmed at Biltmore), Dirty Dancing, Great Outdoors, Parent Trap, and Field of Dreams. Summer Movie Night is open to all day guests, lodging guests, and Biltmore annual pass holders. Arrive early to reserve a seat for the 8 pm start time. Vanderbilt Travels Railway Model Train George Vanderbilt’s railway travels are highlighted in a 250-foot long model train display in Antler Hill Village this summer. Five model trains run along five intricately designed track loops, passing by miniature versions of the Biltmore Rail Depot, the USS Vanderbilt Steamship, Eiffel Tower, Arc De

Triomphe, London Bridge, and more. Stay Overnight for the Ultimate Summer Escape Choose from two distinctive properties to reap exclusive benefits like waking up on George Vanderbilt’s mountain estate. Experience gracious hospitality with a luxurious package celebrating summer holidays at The Inn on Biltmore Estate, or relax with a more casual stay at Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate, located in the middle of Antler Hill Village’s activities. Summer Specials » Kids free: Kids 16 and younger are admitted to the estate for the day for free (with ticketed adult) now through Labor Day, September 4 » Save on admission: Receive $10 off ticket price if visit is booked seven or more days in advance. To purchase tickets, call 800-411-3812, visit www.biltmore.com, or visit the Reception and Ticketing Services Center at Biltmore. Photos ©Chihuly Studio

Big Ears Festival 2019 Announces Dates & Initial Artists R

EGARDED AS one of the most

unique and eagerly anticipated cultural gatherings in the world – “a music festival with a rare vision” (The New York Times) – Big Ears Festival will return in 2019 with its 8th edition, taking place March 21-24 in historic Knoxville. Festival passes are on sale now. “Contained within a walkable radius of historic downtown Knoxville – in a range of ornate landmark theaters, refurbished industrial spaces, art galleries, churches, and clubs – it creates its own atmospheric climate, along with a center of gravity,” describes NPR Music. “From its first iteration in 2009, the festival has been a locus of expedition, defined more by a go-anywhere ethos than by any style or genre allegiance.” Big Ears is thrilled to share the first in a series of artist announcements for the 2019 festival. Additions to the lineup – along with more festival programs and details – will continue to be unveiled throughout the summer, culminating in the full lineup release this fall. “We’re over the moon about the response to the 2018 festival,” said Ashley Capps, Executive Director. “We have an amazing weekend taking shape for 2019. It’s going to be another mind-blowing experience, and we’re excited to start sharing the details sooner rather than later. ” About the Artists Since his stunning 2014 performance at Big Ears, Berlin-based pianist and composer, Nils Frahm, has continued to mesmerize with his unconventional approach to an ageold instrument, played contemplatively and intimately, and on an epic scale through his vast stage shows. His most recent record, All Melody, has a massive sonic landscape, combining hushed piano with epic electronic processing, which inspired Pitchfork to call it his “grandest statement yet.” After first appearing at Big Ears in 2016, with Anthony Braxton and playing solo, Mary Halvorson returned to Big Ears in 2018 for a mesmerizing set with Jason Moran and Ron Miles in BANGS. Next year Halvorson will return once again, this time with her brilliant and imaginative new project, Code Girl. Built around a unique collection of songs penned by Halvorson, Code Girl features the powerful young singer, Amirtha Kidambi, along with trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, and the potent rhythm section of bassist Michael Formanek and drummer Tomas Fujiwara. Lonnie Holley has devoted his life to the practice of improvisational creativity since 1979. His art and music, born out of struggle, 58


hardship, but perhaps more importantly out of furious curiosity and biological necessity, has manifested itself in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, performance, and sound, as seen in the mini-documentary The Man Is the Music. Holley’s journey seeking healing in the transformative power of art has led him to collaborate and tour worldwide with artists like Animal Collective, Bon Iver, Bill Callahan, and Deerhunter, to name a few. His artwork has been exhibited widely from The Metropolitan Museum of Art to the White House. Kentucky-based pianist and composer, Rachel Grimes, returns to Big Ears in 2019 to present her breathtaking folk opera and film The Way Forth, written for voice, strings, piano, harp, narrator, and choir. The Way Forth weaves through voices of generations of Kentucky women from 1775 to today, as Grimes traces new perspectives on key historical events through poignant personal recollections, letters, photos, and intimate portraits from her own family line. Amidst stories of hard-working, loving people, a quieter theme emerges: The systemic prohibition of the rights of women, indigenous peoples, and enslaved and subsequently freed AfricanAmericans for the sole purpose of amassing wealth and the exploitation of resources. As a counter narrative, The Way Forth presents the emotional legacy of the silenced, the holistic, and the eternal grace and redemption of time as essential to how we may envision our future. Grimes has toured the world as a solo pianist, with numerous ensembles, and as a primary composer and performer in the groundbreaking chamber ensemble Rachel’s. Bassist Joe Lally and drummer Brendan Canty – the rhythm force of Fugazi – have united with jazz and experimental guitarist Anthony Pirog to form an all-star trio. The result is The Messthetics, a band dedicated to the live ideal, where structure begets improvisation. Irreversible Entanglements is a liberationoriented, free jazz collective formed in early 2015 by saxophonist Keir Neuringer, poet

Camae Ayewa (a.k.a. Moor Mother), and bassist Luke Stewart, who came together to perform at a Musicians Against Police Brutality event, organized after the slaying of Akai Gurley by the NYPD. The instrumentalists explore and elaborate compositional ideas, but the tone of each piece is driven decisively by Ayewa’s searing poetic narrations of Black trauma, survival, and power. This is music that both honors and defies tradition, speaking to the present while insisting on the future. Hailing from South Africa, guitarist Derek Gripper’s work explores the dialogue between numerous disparate styles of music from around the globe. In one concert, it is not uncommon to hear his solo guitar transcriptions of Toumani Diabaté’s kora compositions and Bach’s violin works, along with South African jazz and avant-garde Brazilian songs. Gripper’s concerts are at once intimate and explosive, improvised and composed, traditional and entirely new. All this and more information, including the full lineup, ticketing, and other details, can be found at www.BigEarsFestival.com, by “liking” Big Ears Festival on Facebook, by following @BigEarsFestival on Twitter, and by joining the newsletter. About Big Ears Festival The mission of the Big Ears Festival, a 501(c)(3) organization, is to create, nurture, and support artistic expression and cultural education that transcends traditional boundaries, strengthens and builds relationships, and connects across communities through genre-defying music, film and arts programming, and interactive experiences. Described as “one of the most quietly earth-shattering, subtly luminous festivals the world over” by the Oxford American, Big Ears Festival has established itself as one of the most exciting and imaginative cultural gatherings in the world, bringing together a virtual who’s who of established and acclaimed iconoclasts, innovators and influencers with younger artists who are synthesizing their own experiences into fresh, new creative work. Located in the heart of downtown Knoxville – and taking place in its world-class historic theaters, excellent clubs, and unique alternative performance spaces, all within easy walking distance of one another and intermingled with superb restaurants, bars, and shops – Big Ears offers an unparalleled experience for adventurous artists and audiences alike. While primarily focused on music, Big Ears is also developing a strong independent/experimental film component while also presenting installations, exhibitions, and interactive experiences.

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July 1: Summer Movie Magic: Grease at the Tennessee Theatre at 2 pm. July 2: Mighty Musical Monday with Lucia Landronescu at the Tennessee Theatre at 12 pm. July 2 : Concerts on the Square: Jazz Tuesdays in Market Square from 8 to 10 pm. Every Tuesday through August 28. July 4 : Town of Farragut’s Annual Independence Day Parade along Kingston Pike (Farragut High School to Boring Road) beginning at 9:30 am. July 4: Independence Day Celebration & Anvil Shoot at the Museum of Appalachia from 10 am to 3 pm. July 4: Market Square Farmers’ Market featuring products made or grown in East Tennessee. Wednesdays, July 4, 11, 18 & 25, from 11 am to 2 pm and Saturdays, July 7, 14, 21 & 28, from 9 am to 2 pm.

July 4: Festival on the Fourth at World’s Fair Park beginning at 4 pm. Fireworks begin at 9:42 pm. July 6: First Friday on Market Square, Gay Street, The Old City, and Downtown North beginning at 5 pm. July 10-15: The Book of Mormon at the Tennessee Theatre. July 10-12 at 7:30 pm, July 13 at 8 pm, July 14 at 2 & 8 pm, and July 15 at 1:30 & 7 pm. July 11: John Moreland with Old Heavy Hands at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. July 12: Rock the Red Kettle Concert featuring Selah at the Bijou Theater at 7:30 pm. July 13: Jenny Lewis with The Cactus Blossoms at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. July 14: Sunset Arts & Music Festival at the World’s Fair Park Performance Lawn at 5 pm. July 15: Indigo Girls at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

July 17: Modest Mouse at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 pm. July 20-22: Jane Eyre the Musical at the Bijou Theatre. July 20 at 7:30 pm, July 21 at 2:30 & 7:30 pm, and July 22 at 3 pm. July 20 & 22 : Summer Movie Magic : Treasure of Sierra Madre at the Tennessee Theatre. July 20 at 8 pm and July 22 at 2 pm. July 21: Music Feeds Concert Series featuring Ben Haggard at the Tennessee Amphitheatre from 5:30 to 10 pm. July 21: Heather Land “I Ain’t Doin’ It” Tour at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 7 pm. July 26: Yanni at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 pm. July 27: Shelby Lynne at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. July 27 & 29: Summer Movie Magic: The Sandlot at the Tennessee Theatre. July 27 at 8 pm and July 29 at 2 pm.

New Exhibitions Opening at the Emporium Center on July 6

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is pleased to present five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from July 6-27. A reception will take place on Friday, July 6, from 5 to 9 pm as part of First Friday activities downtown to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition. “My Life, My Art in East Tennessee” in the Main Gallery “My Life, My Art in East Tennessee” is a juried exhibition developed to recognize local artists ages 50 and up. The exhibition will feature fine art works of all media works by local artists reflecting the theme “My Life, My Art in East Tennessee.” Works in the exhibitions may also be a reflection of community, family, and history in East Tennessee. About the artists with featured images: Phyllis Parrot is in her 90s. East Tennessee is her home, and she worked in Oak Ridge during World War II. Jim Griscom has only recently taken up art and painting. His favorite art teacher is local artist Jessica Gregory. “Iron Dreams” in the Balcony Gallery “Iron Dreams” is a show of hand-forged ironwork made by five metal workers in Tennessee. The show will focus on functional and sculptural ironwork for the home and garden. A diverse collection of work results from the unique style and expression of each artist. Featured artists include Joe Babb, Brad Greenwood, Abraham Pardee, Mike Rose, and Ryan T. Schmidt. Joe Babb has been a maker of things in various materials for his entire life, working in steel with forge and anvil for the past 40 years. He currently devotes most of his time to the design and production of custom ironwork. Abraham Pardee holds a BFA in Metals from the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN, has completed the Apprentice Program

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at the Metal Museum in Memphis, and has worked for several professional blacksmith shops across the country. He has exhibited work nationally and taught workshops, and he has managed his own blacksmithing studio, Pardee Metal, since 2016. Brad Greenwood is a full-time coppersmith and blacksmith in Anderson County. He belongs to two professional guilds: The Clinch River Blacksmith Guild (CRBG) and the Appalachian Area Chapter of Blacksmiths (AACB). He hand crafts custom pieces in his own forge, utilizing the same techniques perfected throughout centuries by masters of the trade. Mike Rose’s work is a combination of traditional blacksmithing and sculptural expression. He has smithed for more than 40 years, including 25 as Master Smith at Dollywood theme park and eight years as Professor of Fine Arts at Pellissippi State College. Ryan T. Schmidt lives and manages his metal art studio and shop surrounded by the Daniel Boone National Park in historic Cumberland Gap. He learned the art of blacksmithing from William Brock, a traditional blacksmith and the owner of Rusted Bird Studio. Schmidt is a proud member of the Clinch River Blacksmith Guild (CRBG), Appalachian Area Chapter of Blacksmiths (AACB), and Artist-Blacksmith’s Association of North America (ABANA). Work by Michelle Barillaro, Viktoria Cubbedge, and Emily Shane in the Display Case Michelle Barillaro, a 2018-2019 Bailey Grant recipient, will display paintings and jewelry. She has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She works mostly in abstract using pastels, paint, and charcoal. Viktoria Cubbedge will display four dolls that are made of air-dried clay, acrylic paints, pastels, fabrics, leather, vintage elements, and fabric. She was born and raised in Ukraine and has received

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degrees in library sciences and exhibition management. She worked as a photographer for almost 20 years. She lives in Seymour and has been making dolls for one year. Emily Shane, a 2018-2019 Bailey Grant recipient, has always been drawn to color and bold graphic design. Ten years ago she ran across three boxes of books destined for the landfill and decided to do something with them. She’s been making art with vintage hardback book covers and ephemera ever since. Inspired by nature, textile design, pop/op art, photography, and films, she uses a variety of tools to cut, shape, and arrange her materials into works of depth, balance, and symmetry. Marcia Moffett: Summer Time Fun! on the North Wall Marcia Moffett graduated from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1981 with a BFA in Commercial Art. During this time, she concentrated on acrylics and later expanded to poetry and calligraphy. She has also experimented with collage, watercolor, and mixed media to create unique and original paintings. Her current work has vibrant colors, stylized realism, and abstract forms that were not seen in earlier paintings. “Short Sleeve Pants, Socks Are Optional” by Rodney Yardley in the Atrium Rodney Yardley has walked the streets of Knoxville for nearly 45 years, most of the time alone, usually in short pants, and generally with no socks. He believes he may be the original “free range kid.” The exhibition showcases his photography of Knoxville. The exhibitions are on display at the Emporium Center, located at 100 S. Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm. Please note that the Emporium will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, for the holiday. For more information, contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at 865-523-7543 or visit www.knoxalliance.com. July 2018 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


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ESTLED IN THE beautiful Blue

Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, 2,200 feet above sea level, Hendersonville has long been a popular summer destination for those looking to escape the heat. The area has evolved into a four-season travel destination, with scenic marvels to attract visitors of all ages. Offering a variety of interests, including outdoor recreation, live entertainment, historic sites, theatre, shopping, and a wide array of restaurants, the area boasts a range of accommodations – from elegant bed and breakfasts to rustic cabins offering a variety of amenities – to satisfy every guest’s desires. No longer just a vacation destination, Hendersonville – with its almost perfect climate, combined with excellent health services, variety of housing options, and numerous recreational, cultural, and educational opportunities – has earned national recognition as one of the best places to live and retire.

History A mountainous county with deep, rich agricultural roots, Henderson County has evolved from humble beginnings into a welcoming destination for all whose growth was shaped by its railroads and commerce. For nearly 10,000 years, Henderson County belonged to the Cherokee Nation. Following treaties with the Cherokee in the late 1700s, 62


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early Appalachian Mountain pioneers initiated the settlement of this land, and in the 1840s, the village of Hendersonville received its original charter. During this time, agriculture was the first source of revenue for Henderson County’s residents, including corn, wheat, rye, potatoes, and cabbage. It also quickly became a popular summer retreat for Charleston, SC, residents seeking a retreat from the Lowcountry heat. Present day visitors continue to flock to Hendersonville because of its four distinct,

yet moderate, seasons, which offer beauty, variety, and year-round enjoyment of the outdoors. For more than a century, historic Hendersonville has welcomed guests, creating a strong tourism-based industry. In addition to tourism, today’s economy is also based on manufacturing, agriculture, and retirement. To learn more about the history of Hendersonville, make sure to stop by the Henderson County Heritage Museum and Henderson County Genealogical & Historical Society during your visit. Photos courtesy of www.visithendersonville.org

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with carolers, entertainment, merchants’ open houses, and refreshments.

Top 10 Bucket List Dupont Triple Falls

Outdoor Adventures » Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the 10,473 acres of DuPont State Recreational Forest, which is home to four major waterfalls on the Little River, five lakes, and 82 miles of trails and roads. Popular blockbuster hits “The Hunger Games” and “The Last of the Mohicans” both shot scenes at Triple Falls and Bridal Veil, two of DuPont’s waterfalls. » Jump Off Rock is a scenic overlook that provides a panoramic view of the Blue Ridge and Pisgah ranges. Its namesake originates from a more than 300-year-old Cherokee Indian legend when a heartbroken Cherokee mother received word of her son’s passing in battle, prompting her to climb the edge of the rock and jump. Legend has it that some nights one can see her ghost on the legendary rock. » The North Mills River Recreational Area, a rustic mountain getaway, provides campgrounds with access to a variety of cultural and natural attractions, including an arboretum, the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, and numerous hiking, fishing, and mountain biking opportunities. Its shaded campsites have access to restrooms with hot showers, picnic tables, tent pads, lantern posts, and campfire rings with grills for campers. » The Gorge Zip Line Canopy Adventure elevates visitors to tree top levels to enjoy the spectacular views of the mountain region. It includes three rappels, a sky bridge, and zip lines. » At Shoal Creek Horseback Trail Rides, trail rides are available year-round and last anywhere from one to four hours depending on the rider’s preference. » Holmes Educational State Forest offers a series of well-marked trails, accented by exhibits and displays depicting ecology of a managed forest. Picnic sites with tables and a

spacious picnic shelter are also available. It’s located about eight-and-a-half miles from downtown Hendersonville and is open midMarch to late November.

Annual Events and Festivals » The Rhythm & Brews summer concert series features fun for the entire family. Held on the third Thursday of the month from May through September, the series features local and regional bands from every genre. » Every Monday night in June, Monday Night Live brings the beat and rhythms of a variety of music styles to the historic downtown streets of Hendersonville. » Music on Main has become a favorite summertime event for music lovers of all ages. The concerts are held every Friday evening from June through mid-August on the perfect stage at the corner of Main and Barnwell Streets. » Recognized as the oldest street dance event in the United States, Street Dances entertains spectators with clog dancing every Monday night from July to August. Began after WWI to welcome soldiers home. » The North Carolina Apple Festival, a four-day celebration honoring the NC apple during Labor Day weekend, features a street fair along Main Street including live music, arts & crafts, apple growers, children’s activities, and food. » Art on Main, an annual two-day festival that takes place in October each year, features the incredible talents of gifted local artists. » The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony kicks off the holiday season and features storytelling, entertainment, and a visit from Santa Claus. » Each December the Olde Fashioned Christmas gets visitors in the holiday spirit

1. Venture inside the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company located in Mills River and trace its history as a craft beer pioneer. 2. Enjoy one or both performance venues of theatre and music at Flat Rock Playhouse, State Theatre of North Carolina. 3. Tour the home of three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and popular American poet and writer, Carl Sandburg. Take a stroll around the scenic property and pet Mrs. Sandburg’s prize-winning goats. 4. Enjoy a breathtaking scenic overlook that provides a panoramic view of rolling pastures and mountain ranges at Jump Off Rock in Laurel Park. The overlook’s namesake originates from a Cherokee Indian legend dating back more than 300 years. 5. Tap your feet and sample local beers at the Rhythm & Brews Concert Series, a popular music series that takes place in downtown Hendersonville every summer. 6. Put on your hiking boots and pack your camera to view several spectacular waterfalls in DuPont State Recreational Forest. 7. Shop like a local along Hendersonville’s Tailgate & Curb Market Trail. Pick up some fresh fruit and beautiful flowers to enjoy with friends. 8. Bring out your inner child at the Western North Carolina Air Museum. The museum features award-winning restored and replica antique and vintage airplanes. 9. All aboard! Learn more about the area’s history and deep ties to the railways with a stop at the Historic Hendersonville Train Depot. 10. If you’re in town during Labor Day Weekend, be sure to attend the official North Carolina Apple Festival. This festival features a street fair on Main Street, including continuous live musical entertainment, arts and crafts, apple growers, children’s activities, and, to top it all off, the King Apple Parade on Labor Day. For more information, visithendersonvillenc.org.





Small Business Pulse B Y TO M I R M E N


about the state of today ’s small business community, feast your eyes on the most recent small business optimism survey from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). “There is no question that small business is booming,” said Bill Dunkelberg, NFIB Chief Economist. “Consumer spending, the new tax law, and lower regulatory barriers are all supporting the surge in optimism across all small business industry sectors.” The NFIB survey for the month ending April 2018 came in at 104.8, the highest in the survey’s 45-year history. I’ve often spoken to other small business owners about the challenges resulting from the “sitting on the fence” trend that began to emerge during the most recent recession. Surprised by the depth and breadth of this nearly decade long recession, most entrepreneurs eliminated all but essential expenditures, reduced staff, eliminated or

The future for small business hasn’t looked this promising in a long time. Perhaps the biggest challenge confronting today’s small business owner is the reluctance to accept today’s positive financial trends as reality. significantly curtailed capital expenditures, closed satellite locations, and shelved future expansion plans. Despite all of the positive financial news of late, many small business owners

remain cautious, fearing that the other shoe might drop. Perhaps current financial and political volatility playing out on our national and international stages are the cause of much of this apprehension, but it is important to recognize that the promise of real sustainable growth is being driven by sound financial fundamentals such as those cited in this NFIB survey. This April survey is the 17th consecutive month of historically high readings. The survey points to gains in productivity, stronger sales, and increased spending on new equipment. And a host of other surveys and statistics support these survey results. NFIB President and CEO, Juanita Duggan, said, “Never in the history of this survey have we seen such profit trends so high.” The future for small business hasn’t looked this promising in a long time. Perhaps the biggest challenge confronting today’s small business owner is the reluctance to accept today’s positive financial trends as reality.

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

A Professional Helps Others Succeed


OW DO YOU measure the lead-

ership of an individual? You do this by witnessing how many leaders they help produce. Successful people know that they didn’t become successful alone. They know that through their hard work, dedication, and convictions, along with the advice, skills, mentoring, and support from others, they have become successful. Yes, some successful people do not recognize the contributions that others have made to their success, but a professional does. What leadership skills does a professional exhibit as he/she is helping others to succeed? They are great delegators of responsibility: A professional knows that he/she cannot do it alone and it would be unproductive to try. Learning how to delegate fairly and properly is definitely a skill worth acquiring. As we become proficient at delegating, we become masters of using all of our resources so the task at hand is not too burdensome on any one person and we benefit from using our pool of talent to complete the job. 64


They meet often with their subordinates/co-workers to evaluate progress: Being able to objectively evaluate a project’s progress is imperative. Sometimes those who have contributed to the idea at hand are so determined to see their idea succeed for their own benefit that they are unable to objectively evaluate its progress. A great leader can be objective, can see what’s working, what’s not, who’s contributing effectively, who needs to improve, and overall what changes, if any, need to be made to the original plan. A great leader is never too “closed minded” to change course if need be and to recognize great ideas from others. They relish in the success of their team and recognize the talents of those on the team: A great leader is aware of his/ her own deficiencies and therefore plans to accommodate for those through adding people to his/her team that offers what they cannot. Some people are afraid that by bringing in others who out excel them in certain dominions contributes to highlighting their own deficiencies, but just the

opposite is true. We can’t be afraid of others’ gifts and talents, but we must find how to use them to further the cause. These leaders are successful because they get the job done at its highest performance level because of a great team. The team wins, which leads to individual success. They work hard to make sure their team has all the tools they need to succeed: It’s difficult to demand success, although many do, without giving their team the resources needed to complete the task. Having the tools does not mean they have only all of the physical tools they need like information, technical support, enough bodies, etc., but it also means that the team knows they have the trust and confidence from their leader to be imaginative and inventive and not constrained by a “box.”

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

No Long-Term Care Solution? A

MAN in his late 80s, suffering from

both dementia and routine falls, could no longer be cared for by his wife in their home. Their only option available was a skilled nursing facility costing more than $70,000 annually. They had a small amount of savings, a modest home that was mortgage free, a small pension, social security, and no long-term care insurance. Since he is in good physical health, he may require care for several years. The wife’s only options are to deplete her savings and sell their home, leaving her with very little security should she require medical attention in the future. Almost universal among seniors is the desire to maintain their independence and not become a burden to their children. And yet for seniors who have made no financial preparations and then later need assistedliving or long-term care, they could in fact become a burden to their families in both emotional and financial terms – far beyond what they might have imagined. Eroding the security of a surviving spouse and depleting their children’s retirement savings are just a couple ways that families are impacted. Seven out of 10 people will need at-home

Seven out of 10 people will need at-home care, assisted living, or fullskilled care, yet less than 20% of people have longterm care protection.

care, assisted living, or full-skilled care, yet less than 20% of people have long-term care protection. Why? Conventional long-term care insurance costs have become excessive,

with some premiums even doubling in just five short years. Also, you lose every dollar you pay into it if you never need it. But there is an exciting and affordable alternative to conventional long-term care that is available for both individuals and couples called Asset Based Long-Term Care. Essentially, you make a one-time investment (or multiple payments) and receive a multiplied amount that can be used, tax-free, for long-term care costs. If you don’t use your insurance, the amount you paid plus interest can either be left to your heirs or withdrawn by you later in life. You can even use IRA money to fund your investment. Is Asset Based Long-Term Care insurance right for you? To learn more, contact Yvonne Marsh, CFP®, CPA, at Marsh Wealth Management at 865-662-2162 today for a complimentary consultation.

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Ms. C’s Bed & Biscuits SUCCESS

On January 12, 2009, our lives were turned upside down when Goody’s closed, where John was an IT manager. Living in a borrowed motor coach and with a contractor building our kennel, our income had just been cut in half. Worried was an understatement! Hearing of our misfortune, Tom from Everything Knoxville helped us to create a cost-effective, well-thought out marketing plan to help us secure potential clients for our new kennel. Everything Knoxville is not just magazines. Behind those publications is a great team of professionals, sharing their personal experiences, inspiring and promoting small businesses like ours. In 2014, Ms. C’s Bed & Biscuits was recognized as a top boarding resort and grooming spa in the Knoxville area by the Knoxville News Sentinel Reader’s Choice Award. God has truly blessed us! Thank you Everything Knoxville for your role in our success.

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After Ultherapy®

Before Ultherapy®

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

in lines and wrinkles on the chest by using safe ultrasound that stimulates the body’s natural collagen production. While ultrasound technology does not duplicate the results of plastic surgery, Ultherapy is an inviting alternative for those who are not yet ready or who are not candidates for surgery. Please call Southeastern Dermatology to schedule a complimentary consultation and discover which procedures are good options for you. Southeastern Dermatology is proud to be the premier provider of Ultherapy treatments in Knoxville.

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

After Ultherapy®

Before Ultherapy®

After Ultherapy®

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