Everything Knoxville July 2021 Edition

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OW MANY OF us can relate to a heightened sense of awareness? For the expecting mom and dad, it may seem everywhere you go there are other parents-to-be. When we are passionate about something, we tend to notice everything about that subject. For my husband, he is passionate about floors. Yes, floors. You may laugh, and sometimes I do, too, but since we got into the deep-cleaning business, he notices every single floor we encounter. Wherever we are, he examines and takes note. Imagine conversation starters like these: “This floor is identical to the one we did at so-and-so’s,” or “It looks as though an acid wash has damaged the integrity of this floor… that’s unfortunate.” More than once I have witnessed him pull out his pocket knife and scrape up shavings of grime within grout lines. Occasionally, he will even present the shavings to the business owner and ask if he would like some help dealing with it. The owner is so surprised as to what their floors really look like (or that someone actually showed them!) that sometimes a friendship is born. John has a vast array of knowledge about whether a particular stone is manmade, porcelain, old, or new. He can talk at great lengths about how to properly clean and maintain carpet, concrete, and even brick pavers. He takes photos of many of his jobs, and when he gets home, we often watch a slideshow of before and after pictures of his day’s work. I’m not kidding. Sometimes I chuckle when he whips out the photos he has taken throughout his day, describing each one excitedly… but it makes me realize why he is so good at cleaning and why clients appreciate him so much. He genuinely cares. It’s not only John’s enthusiasm and attention that sets Surface Doc apart. The equipment his crew uses is mind-blowing all by itself. A self-contained disc with 3,000 psi and 15 pounds of suction literally blasts dirt out of the pores in your floor and takes it away immediately. His confidence is reassuring to the home or business owner, and once he shows them a demonstration of what his tools can do, they are often left speechless. He loves to watch the client’s face light up as he cleans an area they thought was impossible. It’s the reason he does what he does! If you want someone that is passionate about making your home or business sparkle, call John at Surface Doc, or you can visit him on the web at www.SurfaceDoc.com.

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professional team is eager to make your kitchen dreams a reality! As a Design-Build company, they are able to handle all aspects of your remodel, from initial design to final installation. See them for beautiful cabinetry, spectacular designs, and show-stopping finished projects!

Photo by Teela Shandess Photography

19 Aqua Clear Water Systems

Random Acts of Flowers.......................... 12

20 The Lily Pad Boutique

Insights & Highlights.................................. 26

Beat the heat this summer with a Home Water Filtration System.

Summer Sale-A-Bration now in progress!

22 Closets by McKenry

Food and Recipes.......................................34

Closets Conference & Expo - networking, education, and fresh ideas!

Knox Heritage...............................................42

24 Undercover Systems

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

43 Shelf Help

Travel and Recreation...............................48

A summertime of family fun out-of-doors.

Celebrating their 5th year serving Knoxville.

Business Note............................................. 50

Susan Cafferty

Publisher + Editor

Brett Cafferty

Sales + Operations

Kendra Menendez Editor + Administration

Meredith Hancock Design + Production

Contact Information Post Office Box 24532 Knoxville, TN 37933 865-640-3015 Reach us Online info@everythingknoxville.com www.everythingknoxville.com Hours of Business Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Everything Knoxville is distributed in Downtown Knoxville and select residential communities including Sequoyah Hills, Bearden, West Knoxville, Farragut, Concord and Hardin Valley

From the Publisher


H I S M O N T H , I would like to focus on - and thank - our wonderful contributors! They all add information about subjects we’d like to know more about, had no idea existed, or are thrilled to discover! Where would our monthly issue be without the folks at UT Gardens, whose varied authors tell us about diverse, but obtainable, plants from the UT Institute of Agriculture? The useful information with the beautiful plant variety photographs from the “official botanical gardens for the State of Tennessee” are showcased in their three gardens. From flowers and shrubs to fruit and trees, UT Gardens encourages all of us to try out our “green thumb.” Knox Heritage offers up a bit of local history each month that we might not be privy to otherwise. Hollie and the rest of the team located at Historical Westwood are a wealth of information on our city - past and present. It is so interesting to see how Knoxville has grown and changed over the years, and we appreciate their love of all things history! Mick over at Random Acts of Flowers reminds us monthly of how important the human “touch” can be.



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This wonderfully caring program impacts everyone involved - from givers to receivers. And remember, they are always looking for volunteers to “spread the love!” The Arts & Culture Alliance updates us on the upcoming art exhibits at the Emporium Center. Suzanne and Liza are true art (and artist!) lovers who do a wonderful job curating the mix of exhibitions held each month. What a task! If you haven’t been to the Emporium Center - home to offices and artists’ studios - it is a real treat to be in a truly historic building complete with the lower floor that has been underground since Gay Street was raised in 1919. And last but not least is Boomerocity’s Randy, who delights us with the current events of our favorite musical artists from yesteryear. Randy has just contributed his 100th article to Everything Knoxville - congratulations and thank you! With always having a kind word and a compliment for those he interviews, Boomerocity provides interesting stories of those who make the music we grew up with, as well as the music being made today. So again, a big thank you! We appreciate what you all bring to Everything Knoxville - keep up the good work!

Susan Cafferty Publisher + Editor Cover Photo by Lori Douthat/DOWNTOEARTHPHOTOGRAPHY


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Making Knoxville More Beautiful, One Kitchen at a Time

Our goal is to change your life for the better in some small way. We do this with timeless design and no compromise on quality. To top it off, we provide exemplary customer care with a pinch of Southern charm thrown in for good measure!


ABRY DESIGN & Cabinetry has been designing and remodeling kitchens in the Knoxville area for more than 15 years. They are excited to showcase their expanded design center and announce new cabinetry partnerships - all to better serve their clients! We spoke with founder Todd Thomas recently to learn about their trusted approach in helping clients realize their dream kitchens. EK: You didn’t start out in the remodeling business. How did that change come about? Todd: I have a sales and marketing background but have always loved being creative. Many years ago, our church purchased a building that needed to be totally remodeled. I volunteered to help and found that I had both the passion for the transformation and the attention to detail required for that process. That project led me to cabinetry, so I combined those passions to form a DesignBuild firm here in Knoxville. At Cabry Design,



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we are passionate about what we do. I love the endless possibilities and that with every new project comes new ideas. There is a lot of satisfaction seeing the clients’ reactions as we transform their space. EK: Explain to us how your Design-Build process works. Todd: Design-Build is a method of project delivery in which one entity - the Cabry team - works with the homeowner to provide complete design and construction services. This allows us to be by our

clients’ side from start to finish of the entire remodel. We provide comprehensive plans that act as a “roadmap” for our construction and install teams to ensure that your dream kitchen becomes a reality. By offering all of these services in one place, it takes the stress off of the homeowner from having to find their own capable designer, source cabinetry, employ a contractor, and making the (literally) hundreds of selections and decisions that are involved in a kitchen renovation. Furthermore, it minimizes the surprises and miscommunication throughout the course of the project because we, as a team, are solely focused on that one client and that one project as a whole. EK: Will you describe your unique approach your projects? Todd: First and foremost, we listen. Although it sounds simple, we want to truly redefine your space to be visually stunning as well as functional and organized to enhance your everyday life. We do this by listening

“Working with Todd was a fantastic experience. First, he knows his trade. Second, he is willing to listen and then give his expert opinion. Finally, he is a perfectionist in the very best way. His work is like he was doing it for his own home.” - Ellen B. to your wants, needs, favorite appliances, storage preferences, and so on. After that we are able to create a design concept followed with 3D design options. These will help you to envision and choose the best option with which to transform your home. With each project, we bring our design perspective, experience, and knowledge but we are look. This phase our photos, we are not “cookie cutter.” We careful not impose a “style.” We c a n b e o v e r - offer distinctive designer level cabinetry at an create individual answers every whelming with all excellent value. We have made sure to carry time that are custom tailored to of the decisions lines that will work with anyone’s budget. Our each client while also respecting involved, but our designs are what make the difference to creDesigners the budget and personal preferences. Design Team strives ate a show-stopping space that you will want Baylee & Victoria Our Design Team will then work to make it enjoyable, to share with all of your friends and family. closely with our Construction Team to EK: Anything else you would like our readers organized, and stressevaluate construction costs and coordinate free. Depending on your to know about Cabry Design & Cabinetry? everything from tile and lighting to install availability and location, we’ll shop with you Todd: We feel that what sets and hardware. Cabry Design apart is not in-person or virtually. We also gladly work EK: There are so many options when plan- with local designers to collaborate on only the level of design, ning a kitchen remodel. How is Cabry Design your project. but the attention to ALL & Cabinetry able to best help clients make the of the details necessary EK: What about design trends and right choices? to ensure your dream new cabinetry options? Todd: Shopping for beautiful materials, Todd: As I stated, our purpose products, and colors for your remodel or new is not to impose our “style” but to Owner & Designer build can be both exciting and overwhelming. bring out yours. Our designers are Todd Thomas At Cabry Design & Cabinetry, we make it a always aware - and excited - about priority to stay up to date with design trends, new color trends and available materials appliances, and organizational hacks. We’ll that make every kitchen unique and funcrecommend quality materials that best fit tional while being the room you love to your space, style, and budget, always keeping come into! in mind that your new space should compleIn addition to our tried-and-true, beautiful ment the architectural style of your home. Our Amish cabinetry, we are excited to introduce Design Team will assist a new partnership with Plato Woodwork, Inc. you with your material, They are the second oldest cabinet maker in product, and color the world, proudly made here in the USA. We choices to ensure a are also proud to partner with Signature, Kith, cohesive, finished Europa, and many more. As you can see from kitchen comes true. Closely behind the designers is a dedicated, well-honed team who is personally involved in the management and execution of each project. Each Master Installers member of the Cabry Design team - from Chase & Aaron the designers to the installers - knows that their role is essential, and they take that responsibility seriously for each and every client. We strive to be the best at what we do and are here to make your dream kitchen a reality.

Cabry Design & Cabinetry 8705 Unicorn Drive, Suite 114 Knoxville, TN 37923 865.556.9419 www.CabryDesign.com #WeAreCabryDesign July 202 1




any pain condition you can imagine. They have worked in hospitals, pain clinics, and integrative medicine centers diagnosing and treating patients who thought there was nothing left to try. When medications, surgeries, and injections haven’t helped, don’t give up hope. Call the professionals at West Knox Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine to schedule a consultation today. We are often the last resort with the best results. Dr. Monica Sarrat and Dr. A.J. Sarrat


RE YOU or a loved one suffering unnecessarily from pain or a chronic health condition? Have you been told that there are no other options or that there is no hope? We would like to introduce you to a possible solution. Now there is a clinic in West Knoxville that specializes in treating difficult cases like these. Our doctors have more than 20 years experience treating conditions like peripheral neuropathy, fibromyalgia, chronic f atigue syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome / RSD, infertility, macular degeneration, and just about



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“I have tried physical therapy and all the pills in the world, but this place makes my back feel so much better.” ~ Ari W. Call today to schedule your consultation with our highly qualified doctors of acupuncture. Don’t live another day with unnecessary pain.

Just see what some of our patients have said: “Highly recommended! I have been receiving acupuncture for neck pain caused by bulging discs.” ~ Jenny B. “My pain is minimal now, my strength is returning, and the neuropathy is virtually non-existent.” ~ Carolyn T. “I had little to no feeling in my leg due to my MS. I have more feeling in that leg!” ~ Vanessa G.

West Knox Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine 9125 Cross Park Drive Suite 150 Knoxville, TN 37923 865.275.2444 www.WestKnoxAcupuncture.com

Neuropathy Relief Is Possible


HE MOST COMMON treatment your medical doctor will recommend for neuropathy is prescription drugs. While this may temporarily reduce your symptoms, medications such as Gabapentin, Lyrica, Cymbalta, and Neurontin are primarily antidepressant or anti-seizure drugs. These drugs may cause you to feel uncomfortable and have a variety of harmful side effects.

Figure 1: Notice the very small blood vessels surrounding each nerve.

Peripheral neuropathy is a result of damage to the nerves, often causing pain, numbness, tingling, and the most debilitating symptom, balance problems. This damage is commonly caused by a lack of blood flow to the nerves in the hands and feet. Every part of the body relies on blood via blood vessels for oxygen and nutrients. Without it, the body begins to lose function. When the blood vessels that surround the nerves become diseased, they shrivel. This prevents the nerves from getting the nutrients necessary to survive. The nerves begin to degenerate and no longer conduct sensation adequately. When these nerves begin to “die” they cause you to have balance problems, pain, burning, pins and needle sensation, and other symptoms.

3 Factors to consider for effective Neuropathy Treatment: 1. Underlying cause? 2. Amount of nerve damage sustained? 3. How much treatment is required? 4 goals of treatment at West Knox Acupuncture: 1. Increase blood flow 2. Stimulate nerve fibers 3. Decrease pain 4. Improve balance The main problem is that those with Neuropathy have been given limited options for treatment: medications which often make you sick or uncomfortable, or they have been told to come to terms with the idea of “just living with it.” There is now a clinic in Knoxville that offers you hope without worrisome side effects. The program to reduce your symptoms and speed up healing uses Acupuncture, ATP Resonance BioTherapy, and other proven treatments. Acupuncture helps to stimulate the blood vessels and the peripheral nerves so that they are able to receive proper nutrients needed to heal and repair. Collectively, these treatments function to increase blood flow, stimulate nerves and expedite recovery and healing. The amount of treatment needed to allow nerves to full recover varies from person to person and can only be determined after a detailed neurological and vascular evaluation. We will conduct an exam that consists of detailed sensory nerve testing and an analysis of neurological findings. After the exam, you will meet with the doctor to discuss your results and determine if you are a good candidate for our program. This life impacting condition affecting millions of individuals can be helped and even reversed.

"I can feel my feet again!" -Susan G. Whether the neuropathy is chemical in nature, due to diabetes, or mechanical such as disc disease or arthritis, treatments are available to help you alleviate your suffering.

Call 865-275-2444 and make an appointment to determine if your nerve pain can be treated.

9125 Cross Park Drive Suite 150 Knoxville, TN 37923 www.WestKnoxAccupuncture.com

ACUPUNCTURE IS OFTEN THE LAST RESORT WITH THE BEST RESULTS We are excited to bring cutting edge, non surgical, natural pain interventions to Knoxville! If chronic pain is impacting your life, medications may not be your only solution. We will evaluate your specific needs, then a customized treatment plan will be created specifically for you. Don’t wait until it’s too late

Schedule A Consultation. CALL NOW: 865-275-2444




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Hardwood Floor Refinishing... the Dustless Way


it. He is so thorough and does a meticulous job while removing the dust as he goes. Valera and his team used high-capacity vacuums located outside my home to safely remove all dust resulting from the refinishing process. “When it came to choosing a stain, he gave me three options based on my description of what I wanted. I couldn’t be happier with the finish. We have two staircases, including a catwalk balcony, and the handrails he stained to match the floors are stunning. “I would absolutely recommend European Fine Hardwood Floors to others. It is tempting when tackling a remodel to cut corners here and there, but after having worked with a true professional like Valera, I am so glad we went with him!”


C h a n d r a a n d Ste p h e n , recommended European Fine Hardwood Floors to me,” said Knoxville area resident Amelia Daniels. “They had recently refinished the hardwood floors in their home, and I remembered how beautiful their floors looked. “We purchased a custom home that was built in the late ’90s. The finish on the hardwood floors appeared to be the original stain.” A m e l i a m e t w i t h Eu ro p e a n F i n e Hardwood Floors owner, Valera Tomescu, and agreed on the work to be performed. “Valera not only sanded our hardwood floors, but he also replaced flooring that had been damaged throughout the years,” she said. “He then converted the master bedroom from carpet to hardwood flooring. We were thrilled that he could match the floors exactly, and it now appears as if it’s been that way all along. “Valera was incredible. He and his wife, Svetlana, took careful measurements during the quoting process. They answered my questions and made recommendations based on their years of experience and industry knowledge. Valera also started the job when he said he would, and he finished


within the estimated time frame. We were not living inside the home while the work was being completed, but we would pop over almost daily to find Valera there early in the morning and very late into the evening. His work ethic is commendable. “When Valera says there won’t be any dust during the sanding process, he means

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Flowers After Hours at Random Acts of Flowers

Flowers After Hours - Learning How to Create Bouquets.


ANDOM ACTS OF Flowers’ public Flowers After Hours events are a fun and educational way to celebrate a special event, enjoy a night out with friends, or meet new people while spending some meaningful time together helping others. Flowers After Hours participants enjoy hands-on floral instruction from a professional florist before having the opportunity to create one floral arrangement to take home and create additional arrangements that will be delivered to individuals in local healthcare facilities. Flowers After Hours is a great way for people to get together



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Bouquets Ready for Delivery!

at the Random Acts of Flowers’ workshop to share an evening of fun, fellowship, and flower arranging - all while providing bouquets to those in need of encouragement and a personal moment of kindness. Random Acts of Flowers Knoxville hosts Flowers After Hours classes bi-monthly, and the dates are posted on our website and Facebook page. The $45 ticket price includes vases, flowers, and instruction. Coffee, water, soft drinks, and light appetizers will be provided. BYOB for participants 21 and over. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.RAFKnoxville.org. Interested in booking a private Flowers

Family Time at Flowers After Hours!

After Hours event for a birthday party, wedding shower, company teambuilding, or other occasion? If so, please contact Mick Reed at Mick@RAFKnoxville.org or by phone at 865-633-9082. We are happy to work with your timeline to schedule an evening that best suits you and your group! Your participation in Flowers After Hours helps us deliver smiles - to you and to our recipients! For more information on making a donation, having a Random Acts of Flowers event, or volunteering, call us at 865-633-9082, email us at info@RAFKnoxville.org, or visit our website at www.RAFKnoxville.org.








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Get Ready for the SECURE Act 2.0







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H E H O U S E Ways & Means Committee recently approved a bill, nicknamed the SECURE Ac t 2.0, which builds on the original SECURE Act, regarding retirement plans’ Yvonne Marsh, contributions and withdrawals. CFP®, CPA Whether you’re a retiree, an employee, or a small business owner, there’s something in the bill that will affect you. It has strong bipartisan support, so be ready for it to become law in either 2021 or 2022. Here are some of the major highlights: • Where the SECURE Act raised the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) age to 72, the 2.0 version will increase the age further to age 73 on January 1, 2022, age 74 on January 1, 2029, and age 75 on January 1, 2032. This is great news for folks who don’t really need their RMDs to live on, allowing them to defer this taxable income a few more years. • The current penalty for missing an RMD is 50% of the amount that should have been withdrawn, among the harshest of tax penalties. The SECURE Act 2.0 will reduce this penalty to 25%, and if you correct it in a timely manner, it will be further reduced to 10%. • The current catch-up 401(k) and 403(b) contribution amounts are $6,500 for those age 50 and older. The new law would increase the catch-up amount to $10,000 for those age 62 to 64 and also index the current $1,000 IRA age 50 catch-up to inflation. • The SECURE Act 2.0 would require employers to enroll eligible employees in their 401(k) plan at an initial 3% salary deferral, increasing it each year by 1% until 10% is reached. Employees could opt-out, but research shows that automatic opt-in is a powerful path to retirement savings. Businesses with fewer than 10 employees are exempt. • While 401(k)s currently offer Roth contributions (assuming the employer plan allows it), this would be expanded to include SIMPLE IRAs and SEP IRAs, which is welcome news. In addition, employees could opt for employer 401(k) match amounts to go to a Roth, whereas right now they have to be a pre-tax contribution. Tax planning is an ever-evolving process, and one to which we are committed - by creating tax-efficient strategies unique to each client. Call or email me if you’d like to discuss your tax, financial, and estate planning needs - I’m here to help. Marsh Wealth Management, LLC

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Fiduciary Registered Investment Advisor 504 Ebenezer Road, Knoxville, TN 37923 865.622.2162 www.marshwealth.com Financial Planning & Investment Advisory Services are offered through Marsh Wealth Management, LLC (“MWM”), an independent investment advisor registered with the state of Tennessee. Yvonne Marsh is an Investment Advisor Representative of MWM in the state of Tennessee. Marsh Professional Group, LLC is a TN registered public accounting firm and a separate legal entity from MWM. For a detailed discussion of MWM and their investment advisory fees, see the firm’s Form ADV on file with the SEC at www.adviserinfo.sec.gov.


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is proud to serve the Knoxville area as your local and trusted source for complete home security and automation. We have become one of the largest family-owned security companies in Tennessee, with offices in Johnson City and Knoxville. What makes us different? Many of our customers choose us after experiencing the frustration of having to call a 1-800 number out of state to request a service call, resolve billing, or find an answer to a simple question. Since re-establishing our Knoxville office, hundreds of residential and business customers have again become part of the Fleenor family, and we value and appreciate your entrusting us to protect your family and property. The 24/7 Fleenor central monitoring station is always on duty, and our Knoxville office is staffed with professionals who are familiar with your system, the neighborhoods where your home or business is located, and ready to help you. Utilizing your own smartphone as your “command center,” our industry-leading smart technology enables you to control the lights, lock the doors, lower the thermostat when away from home, open and close the garage door, and even check in on cameras at your home to see if a package has arrived! For added peace of mind, our business customers also have the same smartphone convenience with security system control, remote viewing of cameras, and the availability to be notified of any unusual activity. Our local specialists are well-trained, experienced industry professionals who can evaluate, design, and install the right solution to meet your family’s needs. Fleenor Security Systems provides residential and business security systems, fire system monitoring, cameras, monitoring, and home automation systems supported by our prompt, local service. We invite you to experience the Fleenor family difference!

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Add Real Value to Your Home and to Your Life


HE KITCHEN is probably the hardest working room in your home. We all want it to be beautiful, but it’s where we cook, bake, gather, and store essentials like food, supplies, and pots and pans, so it has to be functional. A well-thought out kitchen has plenty of storage to keep countertops clear and is designed so you can quickly and easily find what you need and conveniently reach it. ShelfGenie is the true turn-key leader in kitchen innovation At ShelfGenie, we design, build, and install custom Glide-Out™ shelves for your existing cabinets and pantries. They increase storage by up to 50% and pull out their full depth so you can access the entire shelf front to back. Each shelf can hold up to 100 lbs and is made in America using high-quality materials and superior craftsmanship. We do not use one-size-fits-all, big box store substitutes. Our process begins and ends with the homeowner 1. Our design consultant will get to know your exact needs during our free, in-home consultation and will provide you with a free 3-D design of your kitchen so you’ll see exactly what your new kitchen space will look like. 2. Your Glide-Out™ shelves will be manufactured in our very own manufacturing facility to your exact specifications. 3. Our licensed, professional installer will then install your order in one day. Finally, your designer will reach out to ensure you’re completely 100% satisfied.

What our awesome clients have to say “Awesome folks to deal with. Great workmanship.” - D.A., Knoxville “We love the new shelves. They are truly life changing in the kitchen.” - R.K., Knoxville “Great improvement to what I had and very happy with the people I worked with.” - S.O., Vonore “I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my new kitchen pull-out shelves. Very professional.” - K.B., Powell “Love my new pantry shelves! They are sturdy and beautifully installed. Great customer service and friendly folks.” - M.M, Loudon

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Greg Tardy Quartet Tuesday, July 6 • 7 pm - 9 pm Saxophonist, multi-reedist, and composer Gregory Tardy is one of the most versatile jazz musicians of his generation.

many restaurants beforehand, pick up some takeout on your way, or pack a picnic. Alcohol is not allowed. Restroom facilities will be open. Parking is free in all Cityowned garages after 6 pm, the Fort Kid Lot is available because the playground is currently closed, and the closest free parking will be available in the 11th Street Garage located across from World’s Fair Park. Come out and enjoy some live music! A big thank you to host City of Knoxville! Stay informed about any weather-related cancellations by checking the City of Knoxville Special Events Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CityofKnoxvilleSpecialEvents.



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Smooth Sailor Thursday, July 8 • 7 pm - 9 pm Smooth Sailor presents timeless 70s and 80s “Yacht Rock” at its finest! Artists covered include Hall and Oates, Michael McDonald, Lionel Richie, Little River Band, Toto, and more. Eric Reed Trio Tuesday, July 13 • 7 pm - 9 pm Eric Reed is an influential fixture in jazz as pianist, composer, arranger, bandleader, and champion of young musicians.

Dirty Grass Soul


HE M AR K E T Square s u m m e r co n ce r t s e r i e s is moving to the World’s Fair Park Performance Lawn. At greater than two football fields in size, the Performance Lawn’s open area provides a natural amphitheater-like setting perfect for live music. Concerts in the Park will feature a variety of musical styles, including jazz, country, Southern rock, classic rock, and yacht rock. Concert attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets for seating. As there will be no food or drinks available for sale on site, dine at one of downtown’s

Joe Lasher, Jr. with Kaitlyn Baker and Commodore Fox Wednesday, July 7 • 6:30 pm - 9 pm Joe’s music is influenced by a variety of genres ranging from traditional country to gospel and from rock to heavy metal, creating a sound that is all his own.

Dirty Grass Soul Thursday, July 15 • 7 pm - 9 pm Largely influenced by the traditional music of the North Carolina foothills, Dirty Grass Soul brings a refreshed sound falls somewhere between country, bluegrass, and southern rock & roll.

Beat the Heat This Summer with a Home Water Filtration System! BY D AV I D B R E W S T E R , O W N E R O F A Q U A C L E A R WAT E R S YS T E M S , L LC


UMMER HAS arrived! Most of America is cleaning out their closets, welcoming the pool and lake days, and spending more time in their backyard relaxing with friends and family. On hot, humid summer days, the most satisfying thing I can think of is an ice-cold glass of water! But often in our homes, the water can taste or smell, especially in East Tennessee. Some common complaints I often hear are a metallic taste or a rotten egg smell. No one wants to be drinking bad water on a hot, summer day! We at Aqua Clear Water Systems can provide you with that pure, tasty water you crave after mowing the lawn or being outside with your kids. What’s the solution, you ask? A Whole-Home Water Filtration System! Not only will it increase your home’s value, but it will also give you the water you’ve been dreaming of. In the last year, we’ve spent more time at home than ever before, which means you’ve been drinking your home’s water in copious amounts. So, we’d like to give you 5 reasons why a Kinetico Water System is the key to your summer water woes. 1. Improved Water Quality, Taste & Odor. East Tennessee’s water is known for its hardness, as well as chlorine, iron, sediment, and

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other harmful contaminants polluting the water. A whole house Kinetico water filtration system can remove all of these contaminants to give you tasteless, odorless, and silky feeling soft water throughout your home. 2. Improved Life of Appliances & Fixtures. A system will protect your home from damages caused by a variety of water contaminants! You could be extending the life of your water heater, washing machine, dishwasher, pipes, refrigerator, and more by installing a Kinetico water system, because reducing the build-up in these appliances allows them to work efficiently. 3. Increased Value of Your Home. With the housing market booming, we’d love to help you get a bigger bang for your buck when selling. An article titled 10 Upgrades That Increase Home Values by Forbes stated “this amenity will pay off now and in the future when it’s time to sell.” 4. Improved Health. Chlorine is a harmful chemical used to treat bacteria in water. While it’s necessary to kill bacteria, chlorine can’t differentiate between good and bad bacteria. When you shower in chlorinated tap water, your skin absorbs the chlorine like a sponge, leaving your health at risk. To name

a few, high amounts of chlorine can cause breathing and lung problems, as well as cancer from THMs agents. Filtering your water could save you from unnecessary illnesses. 5. Improved Skin & Hair. A whole house filtration system reduces the amount of build-up on your appliances, as well as your skin and hair. Who wouldn’t want that? Softened water results in brighter skin, shinier hair, and longer-lasting clothes. Now that you know the benefits of installing a whole-home filtration system, we’d love the opportunity to help you improve your home in 2021 by doing an in-person or virtual free water health check-up. We’ll come to your house for FREE or connect via Zoom. It’s your choice! For Everything Knoxville readers only, we’re offering an exclusive designer faucet in the color of your choice ($195 value) and $200 off when you purchase a system before July 31st, 2021. Give us a call or text today, and become a part of the ACWS family!

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Summer Sale-A-Bration 25% Off Now in Progress… 50% Off Begins July 31st

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S THE TEMPER ATURE 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 31, at 10 am. 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 in finding 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! For our semi-annual sale, we will be also be open on Sunday, August 1, from 12 to 6 pm to accommodate the number of people coming for this great event! We will be sanitizing the fitting rooms as well as the clothing. We are so incredibly thankful to all of you who have supported small businesses during the past year... you are amazing! Remember to mark July 31st 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 items 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’s summer stock in one day, so if you prefer to shop when it isn’t as crowded, 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 31st! The Lily Pad Boutique




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Notes from the Closets Conference & Expo BY C A R R I E M C C O N K E Y, W W W.C A R R I E M C C O N K E Y.C O M

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were a great way to keep industry professionals connected during the pandemic, but there’s nothing like the networking, education, and fresh ideas that spark from an in-person gathering. The 2021 Closets Conference & Expo, a national event for closet, garage, and organized storage professionals, gave hundreds of attendees from across the country the chance to meet face-to-face for three days in West Palm Beach, Florida. Knoxville’s own Chris McKenry, President and Storage Design Specialist at Closets by McKenry and Designer Garages, was there. Networking “While we are a locally owned independent closet business, that doesn’t mean we’re isolated,” said McKenry. “These conferences bring us to a national level through networking with colleagues and exchanging ideas with some of the most successful leaders in the closet industry.” McKenry established new relationships with major manufacturers in the closet and storage business and caught up with representatives from many of the current manufacturers of doors, garage cabinets, designer hardware, and accessories for Closets by McKenry and Designer Garages. Education Along with keynote speeches, panels, and workshops discussing storage design trends and best business practices, three plant tours of locally based manufacturers gave conference attendees an inside look at the products they bring to their clients every day. “The tours were the highlight of the first day,” said McKenry. “The Closets Company gave showroom tours, Ultrapan Modern Finishes showed their process for manufacturing high gloss panels for closets and cabinets, and Doormark shared their production of what goes into making door and drawer fronts.”


For the modern touch, Element Designs was at the Closet Expo.


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For your wine storage needs, Kessick Wine is a new product for McKenry.

Element Designs is featured in our West Knoxville showroom.

Fresh Ideas Full-size displays of modern home offices, practical mudrooms, and LED-lit dream closets provided creative inspiration as the design professionals wandered through the exhibit hall of the conference. More than 80 companies were in attendance, showcasing hundreds of products and accessories that attendees could see, touch, and watch being demonstrated. McKenry will be bringing many of these new innovations to Knoxville, such as pullout wire pantry baskets for storing wine, spices, and dry goods; “smart” safes for your valuables that secure through your thumb print or cell phone; and a customizable carousel that quadruples your storage in a small footprint of space. “We’ll also be offering the winner of ‘Most Innovative Product’: An angled shelf bracket that allows rods and shelving to be installed on sloped ceilings or slanted walls,”

said McKenry, “as well as expanding our wine cellar options with an award-winning line from the show.” Backstage tours, new and familiar faces, and innovative products all point toward a bright future in the world of storage and closet design. “It has been a challenging year, and we are not back to ‘normal,’ but the mood is very positive in our industry,” reported McKenry. “I’m pleased to bring connections, knowledge, and products back to Knoxville, and I welcome folks to visit the Closets by McKenry and Designer Garages showrooms to see how they can bring these exciting new national closet and storage trends into their own homes.”

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A Summertime of Family Fun Out-of-Doors


HILE MANY FAMILY events move outside for the summer, the professionals at Undercover Systems can actually offer you unlimited out-ofdoor events, free from rain and the searing summertime sun, that your entire family can enjoy all year-round. Now is the perfect time to install the totally unique underdeck ceiling system from Undercover Systems under your home’s existing raised decks. This underdeck system will ensure that this year’s events will be protected from unexpected and unwanted rain and the sizzling summertime sun. “This is a great time to weatherproof all of your out-of-door family events,” said Jim Conn, owner of Undercover Systems. “Throughout the entire process, our skilled craftsmen work with you, each step of the way, until your project is completed to your satisfaction. And because your project will be completed this summer, your family can begin enjoying your new outdoor living spaces while this year’s barbeque season is in full swing.” Undercover’s patented underdecking system helps extend your outdoor season of enjoyment by protecting your family from August’s relentless sun, autumn rains, winter snow and ice, and next year’s springtime showers. You’ll also appreciate Undercover Systems’ attention to detail, which comes from years of experience, as they help you craft a seamless transition from your home’s interior to your new out-of-door living spaces. They use their own patented, fully customizable underdecking system designed specifically for your home and not the one-size-fits-all, big box store components used by the competition. A complaint-free member of the Better Business Bureau, Undercover Systems offers homeowners the peace of mind that they deserve in a building contractor. Why not surprise your family with a special out-of-doors gift they can enjoy all year long and rediscover a fun summertime with family and friends at home? Call Jim Conn at 423-267-0091, and start celebrating your home’s great out-of-doors. Undercover Systems 423.267.0091 www.UndercoverSystems.com



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This mirror features a hammered metal frame featuring a two-toned plated finish in heavily antiqued copper-gold and oxidized silver champagne. Available at Decorating Den Interiors | Kozar Design Team, 521 Lovell Rd., Suite 205 in Knoxville, 865.392.6222, www.SandyKozar.DecoratingDen.com.


Save the date! 50% Off Sizzling Summer Sale begins Saturday, July 31, at 10 am and continues until it’s gone! Sale includes summer merchandise and accessories. The Lily Pad Boutique, 209 N. Main Street in Sweetwater, 423.337.5537,www.lilypadboutiqueonline.com.


Vintage European Secretary Desk with beautiful, decorative marquetry inlays. Walnut and satin wood scroll foliate design with hinged slant front and polished brass handles. Curvature shaped large drawer fronts, acanthus leaf legs and inlays on top, drop front lid and drawer fronts. Approximately 34” x 14” x 34.” Available at Premiere Consignment, 320 Lakeside Plaza in Tellico Village, 865.458.9721, www.premiereconsignment.com.



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Iron bunny rain gauge - perfect for telling just how much it is raining on your deck or patio this summer! Available at The Town Framery & Gifts, 12814 Kingston Pike in Farragut, 865.671.6627, www.thetownframery.com.

The Liberty Task chair from Human Scale is an intelligent mesh task chair engineered to provide automatic lumbar support for every user. Liberty was designed to offer a unique, minimal aesthetic and to provide custom comfort for every person who sits in it. Available at Nouveau Classics Contemporary Furniture & Interior Design, 101 S Gay Street in Knoxville, 865.525.4755, www.nouveauclassics.com.


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Earthadelic Landscape & Construction Helps Reclaim Historic Eastport Cemetery


EGINNING IN 2018, John North and Stephanie Haines of WBIR News10 (and later Jacinta Render) brought the plight of Eastport Cemetery to light. Here is a summary of their stories, and we encourage going to the WBIR.com website to read the interesting reports in their entirety. The original story was titled “Hidden in Plain Sight” and told the unfortunate tale of Eastport Cemetery, founded in 1836, that holds the bodies of slaves and freedmen, prominent black Knoxvillians and ordinary folk. It is Knoxville’s oldest black cemetery, but it sits hidden in shrubs and brush so thick that neighbors can’t see it from the road. There are reportedly 5,000-6,000 graves in the cemetery off Fuller Avenue in East Knoxville, but many don’t even know it’s there. The last burial is believed to have taken place in the 1950s, and although a handful of citizens would like to save it and renovate it, the chances of that appear slim because it would take so much work. Stephen Scruggs, who has led a successful effort to save another historic black cemetery, Odd Fellows, called it a“wasteland.” Knoxville’s oldest black church, Warner Tabernacle African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, opened just yards away and was thought to be a stop on the Underground Railroad, said Historian Robert McGinnis, who has written books about East Tennessee cemeteries and is curator of James White’s Fort on Hill Avenue downtown. Until Odd Fellows opened, it was the main resting place for black people in Knoxville. Research offers clues about those buried there - slaves who worked Col. John Williams’ plantation on nearby Dandridge Avenue, and the Mason family, who operated a school for deaf black children after the Civil War on the old Williams home place. James Mason helped found Shiloh Presbyterian Church in East Knoxville, the first “Colored Presbyterian Church.” Old newspapers offer up interesting life histories like Fannie Clark, who died in 1894 at age 96. She was born into slavery in 1798 near Mussel Shoals, AL. The slave owner sold her, and she ended up in East Tennessee. In 1863, at the age of 65, she became a free woman thanks to Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Somewhere in Eastport’s decrepit, roughly four acres of dense overgrowth lie the remains of Mason and Clark - along with thousands of others. George Kemp, who is now with Citizen Cemetery Project and has family buried in Eastport, wasn’t giving up. He wished someone would come forward, but he knew it involved “a gargantuan task.” Re-claiming Eastport Cemetery seemed daunting and very unlikely to happen until a few like-minded Knoxville groups organized to begin this very important historic project. Help was on the way! Trees Knoxville took up the project and made a few phone calls; one of those calls was to landscaping



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company Earthadelic Landscape & Construction, who agreed to remodel the cemetery. Josh Formont, marketing manager at Earthadelic, said the company was on board from the start. After agreeing to the project, they visited the site, and seeing that it had “been left untouched for so many years,” Earthadelic knew they really wanted to help George and his group accomplish clearing away the brush and cleaning up the cemetery. It’s the first time the company has worked on a historic preservation project, and they said they were very excited to get started. The Knoxville Re-Animation Coalition’s Citizen Cemetery Project, Trees Knoxville, and Earthadelic, along with volunteer assistance from the UT Public Health Graduate Student Association, all showed up to help. The plan is for Eastport Cemetery to become a Historic Landmark designated by the State of Tennessee. Earthadelic has committed to work on the project for as long as it takes to reach the goals laid out by the Knoxville Re-Animation Coalition’s Citizen Cemetery Project. George Kemp couldn’t believe the day had actually come and admitted that he didn’t see the project happening during his lifetime. Earthadelic and the Citizens Cemetery Group will continue working to making the cemetery accessible once again. Formont and his crew cleared invasive plant species so a walking path could be cut. This proves that a bit of love and care can go a long way. The grassroots Knoxville groups trying to reclaim the long-abandoned historic black cemetery have a new ally - a UT documentary team. Land Grant Films has started documenting the renovation project. Nick Geidner, director of Land Grand Films and an associate professor at UT, said several UT students and staff members have already been out to the site. Land Grant Films features local non-profits in ways that raise awareness about what they’re doing and encourages contributions to them. Geidner said he wants to ensure the documentary benefits the Citizens Cemetery Group. So this exciting story of restoration continues! We are thrilled to see progress being made on such a historic project and that it will be documented to be shared with others - hopefully inspiring more people to begin or join new community projects themselves. For more information, we suggest contacting the Knoxville Re-Animation Coalition Facebook page, Earthadelic Landscape & Construction at www.earthadelic.com, Trees Knoxville at www. treesknoxville.org (they have additional photos, too!), and/or Land Grant Films at www.landgrantfilms.org. Many thanks for WBIR News10 for allowing us to highlight the story of Knoxville’s forgotten graveyard that they have reported on so diligently. To read their stories in their entirety, go to WBIR.com and search the subject.


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UT Gardens’ Plant of the Month

The Eye-Catching Trumpet Honeysuckle BY S H A L E N A D U R KOT, C O O R D I N ATO R , U T G A R D E N S , C R O S S V I L L E


CLIMBING VINE native to the eastern half of the United States, Lonicera sempervirens is commonly called trumpet or coral honeysuckle. It is a real eye catcher in the garden and widely known to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Trumpet honeysuckle cultivars can be found that will provide blooms throughout the growing season followed by small, red berries that are eaten by songbirds. The genus, Lonicera, is named for German botanist, Adam Lonitzer (Lonicer). The species, sempervirens, means evergreen; however, this only holds true in milder climates of the Deep South. This species should not be confused with the terribly invasive and non-native Lonicera japonica, known as golden-and-silver honeysuckle, a species of honeysuckle native to eastern Asia. Although somewhat vigorous, trumpet honeysuckle does not grow or spread as rampantly as our native crossvine or trumpet creeper. Trumpet honeysuckle is easy to grow and thrives in zones 4 to 9. It prefers full sun but can tolerate some shade. Best bloom production takes place with six hours of direct light. While it appreciates organically rich soils with good drainage, the vine will thrive with average, medium moisture and neutral to acidic soils. Trumpet honeysuckle is also tolerant of clay, black walnut, and deer. The vine has no serious pest or disease problems, but powdery mildew and leaf spots may occur, particularly with less than ideal sunlight and air circulation when summers are hot and humid. Aphids can occur on occasion. If needed, pruning can be done throughout the growing season after its flush of blooms. Trumpet honeysuckle is easily propagated by softwood cuttings taken in late spring or summer. The colorful twining vine grows to 20 feet, and it is suitable for fences, trellises, and arbors. It looks lovely cascading from retaining walls or left to sprawl as a groundcover on slopes and embankments. Trumpet honeysuckle’s tubular flowers are perfect for hummingbirds and other long-tongued insect pollinators. The plant is a larval host to spring azure butterflies and snowberry clearwing moths. The fall fruit is enjoyed by quail, purple finches, goldfinches, hermit thrushes, eastern bluebirds, and American robins. Popular cultivars of trumpet honeysuckle: ‘Cedar Lane’- strappy bluish foliage, scarlet flowers with better resistance to aphids ‘John Clayton’- yellow flowers ‘Sulphurea’- yellow flowers



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Photo of specimen at the UT Gardens, Crossville by S. Durkot, courtesy UTIA.

Trumpet honeysuckle is a native climbing vine with colorful blooms that attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

Photo by C. Reese, courtesy UTIA.

The profusion of blooms produced by Lonicera sempervirens ‘Major Wheeler’ will cascade over any structure, including fencing. Recommended reblooming forms: ‘Major Wheeler’- prolific scarlet flowers ‘Alabama Crimson’- deep red flowers ‘Blanche Sandman’- orange-red flowers Specimens of ‘Blanche Sandman’ have performed well in the UT Gardens’ site in Crossville, also known as the Discovery Gardens. ‘Major Wheeler’ is recommended by the staff at the UT Gardens, Knoxville and UT Gardens, Jackson.

The UT Gardens includes plant collections located in Knoxville, Crossville, and Jackson. 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 utia. tennessee.edu/state-botanical-garden.

July in the Garden BY L I S A G R U G I N


021 IS MOVING past the halfway

point, so it is time for an evaluation. How are things going in your yard? What has done well and what has not? What plants are thriving, and which ones are struggling? What diseases and insects have appeared? The key to success is to keep an eye on things daily (or at least weekly), so wander around your yard while you are drinking your morning coffee or tea to check for minor problems before they become major problems. Here is this month’s guide to the garden: ✻ Water is the most critical element of plant success. Please remember that sprinklers are great for grass and flowers but woefully inadequate for trees and shrubs. Use a rain gauge to see how much water is actually going to the plants. Small empty cans (like tuna and cat food) can also be used by simply placing them in your zones to see how much water goes in them. Your goal is 1͈ per week, which will fill up those cans. Morning watering is best because it allows the water to evaporate off of the leaves, reducing the chance of fungal growth. Be diligent in watching for areas where a sprinkler may be blocked. ✻ If you are hand watering, keep in mind that most water hoses will put out 5-6 gallons per minute. Small plants will need a couple of gallons, so count out 10-15 seconds. Larger shrubs will need at least a full minute, and trees can take in 15 gallons or more (3 minutes). You can also place the hose at the base of the plant, turn it on a trickle, and leave it for 20-30 minutes. I suggest setting a timer so you don’t forget to turn the hose off - and yes, I am speaking from experience! ✻ Insects and diseases are abundant this year because of the mild winter. Keep a close eye on your plants so you can start treating early. Always start with the least toxic product first, and only escalate if that is ineffective. Keeping your plants cleaned, deadheaded, and properly fed will greatly reduce the damage. ✻ Did you plant vegetables? We are getting to the time of year where you are either starting to harvest or doing the heart-breaking task of pulling up plants that have failed. If you are harvesting, keep it up so your plants keep producing. If you are pulling plants up, there is still time to replace some of them. To improve your chance of success, water regularly at ground level (a drip system is best), mulch to prevent splash, and remove leaves if they start looking spotty, twisted, or diseased. It is also critical to move your plants around, and don’t plant anything in the same place it was the year before. Give us a call if you have problems.

✻ How do your containers look? 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 require a little maintenance. Deadhead and cut back plants as needed. Snip back plants that are leggy to help them bush out. We get fresh loads of perennials in all summer, so come in to add to your garden. ✻ Remember our feathered friends. Keep those feeders and birdbaths full and clean. They will show their appreciation by eating many of the problem-causing insects in your garden! ✻ If you have sparse mulch, a fresh layer will keep temperature and moisture levels stable. Remember that you never need more than 3͈ and to never pile it around your trees - donuts, not volcanos! ✻ I want to talk just a bit about plant toxicity and pets. There are many plants that can cause a range of problems, from upset stomach to fatal reactions, so please make plant choices with that in mind. This is especially true for puppies or any animal that tends to nibble. My grand-dog

spent several days at the vet because he decided a lily looked tasty, so I wanted to make you aware of the possibility! That is all for this month. 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 gorgeous home!

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Add Mediterranean Flair to Your Dinner Table C O U RT E S Y O F F F E


URING THE past year, many people have missed the opportunity to travel and experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of the world, but it’s easy to explore other cultures and cuisines by experimenting in the kitchen. If you’re looking to transport your taste buds to the shores of Spain or the beaches of Greece, one of the best places to start is with the Mediterranean Diet. Renowned chef Geoffrey Zakarian recommends these tips to help home cooks elevate their dishes and easily incorporate the popular diet into everyday cooking. Reach for Pantry Staples. There’s no single definition of the Mediterranean Diet, but it’s high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, seeds, olive oil, and seafood. By keeping your pantry stocked with canned versions of fish, legumes, and beans - look for lower sodium varieties of garbanzo beans (chickpeas), lentils, black beans, peanuts, and kidney beans - you can easily add them to your favorite dishes. Yellowfin Tuna Pasta Salad with Arugula Pesto and Dates, and Tuna Aioli Dip with Balsamic Drizzle are flavorful ways to bring Mediterranean flair to your dinner table. Add Seafood. Eating more seafood, in lieu of red meat, is one of the leading principles of the Mediterranean Diet. Tuna salad is one tried-and-true dish that can help incorporate fish into your menu. To make it more nutritious, opt for tuna that’s packed in extra-virgin olive oil, so you don’t have to add much mayo to the base. For example, Genova Premium Tuna provides a tasteful addition to recipes and is high in protein, a great source of omega-3s, and has a uniquely rich and savory flavor that offers a taste of the Mediterranean in every bite. Visit GenovaSeafood.com for more recipe inspiration.

Tuna Aioli Dip with Balsamic Drizzle Prep time: 15-20 minutes Cook time: 10-15 minutes Servings: 4 Ingredients: • 6 ounces Genova Albacore Tuna in Olive Oil • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar • 1 dried bay leaf • 1 sprig fresh rosemary • 1/3 cup mayonnaise • 2 tablespoons capers, drained • 2 anchovies • 1/2 lemon, juice only (about 1 1/2 tablespoons) • Raw vegetables, such as carrots, celery, cucumber spears, endive leaves, sliced fennel, and bell pepper strips, for dipping Directions: Drain tuna, reserving 2 tablespoons oil. In small saucepan, combine balsamic vinegar, bay leaf, and rosemary sprig. Bring to boil and reduce until syrupy, about 1 tablespoon. Let cool slightly; discard bay leaf and rosemary sprig. In blender or food processor, process tuna and reserved oil, mayonnaise, capers, anchovies, and lemon juice to make smooth dip. Transfer to flat serving bowl. Drizzle with balsamic syrup. Serve with raw vegetables.



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Yellowfin Tuna Pasta Salad with Arugula Pesto and Dates

Prep time: 20-30 minutes Cook time: 20-25 minutes Servings: 4 Ingredients: • 2 cans (5 ounces each) Genova Yellowfin Tuna in Olive Oil, drained • 1/2 cup pine nuts • 4 cups arugula • 1 garlic clove • 2 tablespoons butter (optional) • 1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus additional for garnish (optional) • 2 lemons, zest only (optional) • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil • 8 ounces whole-wheat orecchiette pasta • 1/2 cup jarred sun-dried tomatoes in oil, chopped • 1/2 cup dates, pitted and quartered • 1/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted and chopped • 1/4 cup dill, chopped (optional) • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped (optional) Directions: Preheat oven to 325º F. On a sheet tray, toast pine nuts 8-12 minutes, or until golden. Set aside to cool. Bring large pot of salted water to boil. Prepare ice water bath by filling large bowl with cold water and ice. Stir arugula into boiling water and cook until bright green and tender, about 30 seconds. Drain arugula, immediately shock in ice water, and set aside to fully drain; cover with towel. In blender or food processor, add arugula, garlic, pine nuts, butter (if desired), Parmigiano-Reggiano, lemon zest (if desired), salt, and pepper. Puree on high, incorporating olive oil to desired thickness. Place pesto in bowl and cover tightly to avoid discoloring. Bring large pot of salted water to boil. Add pasta and return to boil, stirring occasionally. Taste pasta for doneness 2 minutes earlier than package instructions. Once cooked, drain and transfer to large bowl. Do not rinse. Add pesto gently until evenly distributed. Fold in tuna, sun-dried tomatoes, dates, and olives. Divide between shallow bowls and finish with additional ParmigianoReggiano, dill, and parsley, if desired.

Planning a Successful Estate Sale


STATE SALES, also referred to as tag sales in many areas of our country, are used to liquidate the personal possessions of an individual, family, or estate. These sales, which are growing in popularity, are generally the most efficient way to sell unneeded personal and household items resulting from the passing of a homeowner, downsizing, relocation, bankruptcy, or divorce. Although an effective way to dispose of personal possessions, estate sales require a great deal of preparation that can be overwhelming if you are unfamiliar with how to properly orchestrate a sale of this scope. Because they are much more involved than a yard or garage sale, a successful estate sale needs to be very well organized. Items for sale should be divided into categories. Sales items are often catalogued. Displays are typically set up in the home with valuable items, particularly smaller pieces, displayed separately for security purposes. Next, you need to price your items, set your sale dates, advertise, then prepare yourself for the crowds of buyers. Sound daunting? An estate sale can easily become overwhelming, which is why a growing number of area residents are turning to the professionals at Premiere Consignment in Tellico Village for assistance in conducting an estate sale. At Premiere Consignment, we offer our clients a complete turnkey estate sale experience. We help organize, display, price, advertise, and sell those no longer needed personal and household items. We are with you every step of the way to make certain that your sale is the complete success you hoped it would be. At the end, the client is left with a check and a home that is cleared of every unwanted/ unneeded item. There are other ways Premiere Consignment can help you, too. We can place any remaining unsold items for sale in our Tellico Village retail showroom or use our extensive eBay sales platform to sell a variety of other sales items, such as collectibles, to buyers across the country and the world. With our extended estate sale experience, why not let Premiere Consignment make your sale the success it deserves to be? Call Premiere Consignment at 865-458-9721 today to learn more or to schedule your estate sale. Premiere Consignment 320 Lakeside Plaza Loudon, TN 37774 865.458.9721 www.premiereconsignment.com




Outside the Civic Coliseum Saturday, July 3 10 am - 1 pm


4775 New Harvest Lane, 37918 Thursdays 3 pm - 6 pm


Wednesdays 9 am - 1 pm Saturdays 9 am - 1 pm (beginning July 10)


Ebenezer United Methodist Church 1001 Ebenezer Road, 37923 Tuesdays 3 pm - 6 pm


Hardin Valley Church of Christ 11515 Hardin Valley Road, 37932 Thursdays 3 pm - 6 pm

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Tennessee Theatre Launches Summer Movie Magic Series T

H E S U M M E R Movie Magic s e r i e s , p r e s e n t e d by D e n a r k C o n s t r u c t i o n , r e t u r n s to t h e Tennessee Theatre and features a lineup of five movies, including classic films and family favorites. “Gather friends and family to enjoy a favorite flick or simply escape the summer heat in our beautiful historic theatre,” said Becky Hancock, Tennessee Theatre Executive Director. “Our annual Summer Movie Magic series is back after a break and better than ever in 2021 - with some of the biggest and most beloved titles to hit the big screen. Join us for a fun night or nostalgic afternoon of cinematic magic at the theatre!” Each movie in the series includes a Friday night showing at 8 pm and a Sunday matinee at 3 pm. Doors open one hour prior to the movie start time at 7 pm and 2 pm, respectively, and Tennessee Theatre organist Freddie Brabson will play the Mighty Wurlitzer before the show. Assistant Organist Matthew Fisher will be playing for

“The Big Lebowski” showings. The schedule of the Summer Movie Magic series features: • Wizard of Oz (1939) – Friday, July 16, and Sunday, July 18 • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) – Friday, July 23, and Sunday, July 25 • The Big Lebowski (1998) – Friday, July 30, and Sunday, August 1 • Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) – Friday, August 6, and Sunday, August 8 • The Goonies (1985) – Friday, August 27, and Sunday, August 29 Tickets are just $10 for adults and $8 for both children under 12 and seniors 66 and older. Tickets can be purchased online at www.tennesseetheatre.com or by calling the box office at 865-684-1200. Capacity is limited for Covid-19 safety,


Friday, July 9, 6-10 pm Saturday, July 10, 2-9:30 pm FOOD • DRINKS • SHOP • MUSIC West End Shopping Center 155 West End Avenue, Farragut



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HE TOWN of Farragut and SHOP FARRAGUT are delighted to announce this year’s MUSICFEST at West End presented by SouthEast Bank. It will take place Friday, July 9, from 6 to 10 pm and Saturday, July 10, from 2 to 9:30 pm in the West End Shopping Center parking lot just south of Farragut High School. Farragut merchants and local vendors will move outside to showcase their products and services to crowds who will enjoy the performances of more than two dozen musicians playing rock, country, and blues music. This event is FREE to the public aand family friendly with activities available for children. Many local and regional bands will highlight these two days of summer fun! Many West End and area merchants will be showcasing their food, goods, and services, so come out and join the party! Participating West End merchants include: Knoxville Academy of Music, Lace & Glam Bridal Shop, McEntire & Mays Interiors, Collins & Wilkerson Farmers Insurance, EXIT Realty, Faith Promise Church, Brickhouse Collectibles, Goodwill, Salon 1551, Heidi’s Musical Gym, Admiral Nutrition, Euphoric Cheese, OFF THE TOP Barber Shop, East Tennessee Spine & Sport, and Dance Center West - the

so a limited number of tickets are available for purchase for each movie. City-owned parking garages are free on weekends. Find additional parking information at www. parkdowntownknoxville.com. For details and updates, visit www.tennesseetheatre.com and follow Tennessee Theatre on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Spotify. About the Tennessee Theatre Located in the heart of downtown Knoxville, the Tennessee Theatre opened in 1928 as a movie palace. The Tennessee Theatre is the Official State Theatre of Tennessee and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Tennessee Theatre is the region’s leading performing arts facility with advanced technology, staging, and lighting that draws top entertainment to the Knoxville area. The Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation is a non-profit organization tasked with maintaining and preserving the historic theatre and ensuring diverse arts and cultural entertainment remains in downtown Knoxville. For more information, visit www.tennesseetheatre.com.

oldest business in West Knox County. Additional Knox area businesses will showcase their goods and services, including: MLILY Mattress, American Home Pro, Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, The Snug Suit, Knox Dough, Mucho Gusto, Cruisin’ Cuisine, Kiki’s Hawaiian Shave Ice, Lu Lu Liquor Cakes, Softee Serve, Mary Kay Cosmetics, FundraisingTN, Dettes Designs Custom Jewelry, Dale Designs, Young Living Essential Oil, James Farmer Books, Steel Threads Boutique, 865LIFE, Snooty Patootie, October Ninety-Four, Dripping Springs Distillery, Sir Goony’s, The Farragut Table, Sheraphy Bath & Body, Notorious Impressions, and Special Selections. Friday night bands: Solstice Band, Common Interest, Pale Root, Mighty Blue Saturday’s band line up: Barry Faust & Ben Kreiger, 
 Rey Pineda & Friends, Bonfire Blue, 
 Mystic Rhythm Tribe, Few Miles On, Doug and Johnny (5 piece) Entertainment is sponsored by TDS Telecomm. For more information, visit www. farragutbusiness.com/musicfestatwestend.

Knoxville Museum of Art Exhibits

Robert Birdwell (Knoxville 1924-2016 Knoxville) Face of a City, 1957



of Art has two new exhibits, both from their own collection - A View of the City: Knoxville and Undercurrents: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art that will remain open through August 1st. A View of the City: Knoxville A View of the City features more than 20 paintings and works on paper of Knoxville and vicinity by artists from East Tennessee and beyond, representing the city and outlying areas during and after the 1940s. This diverse selection offers a complex and compelling portrait of our area over the course of a vital period in its development. Photographs of local roadside imagery from artistic perspectives, color pictures expressing movement and time, and black and white prints representing key moments in everyday life capture specific moments now lost in time. Abstract painting depicting urban locations, figurative canvases portraying our city from decades past, architectural scenes and historic structures all present a diverse portrait of Knoxville and its environs as a source of creative inspiration. Undercurrents: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art Featuring acquisitions from the past five years, more than 20 paintings and works on paper represent the exciting growth in the KMA’s contemporary collection from artists and collectors far and wide. This exhibit includes a diverse selection of figurative works, abstractions, sculptures, atmospheric photographs, and works that test the boundary between representation and abstraction. Spotlighting artists from East Tennessee and beyond, Undercurrents attests to the wealth of new ideas invigorating international contemporary art. “These outstanding exhibitions demonstrate the growing depth, quality, and range of the KMA’s holdings, which have expanded dramatically in the past decade from gifts and purchases,” said David Butler,



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Danny Lyon (Brooklyn 1942; lives and works in New York) Untitled, Knoxville, 1967

Marin Majic (Frankfurt am Main, Germany 1979; lives and works in Berlin) Foyer, 2010 KMA Executive Director. “These shows amplify and enrich the stories told by the museum’s flagship permanent exhibitions Higher Ground: A Century of the Visual Arts in East Tennessee and Currents: Recent Art from East Tennessee and Beyond. For perhaps the first time in the KMA’s history, the entire building is devoted almost entirely to showing objects the museum owns.” The newer exhibits join KMA’s ongoing exhibits: Thorne Rooms The exhibit features America’s most wellknown miniature diorama groups. This to-scale miniature rooms were developed in the 1930s and 1940s by Mrs. James Ward Thorne of Chicago. Higher Ground: A Century of the Visual Arts in East Tennessee The first permanent exhibition devoted to East Tennessee’s artistic achievements that allows viewers to follow the history of artistic activity in the region over roughly a

Katherine Bernhardt (Clayton, Missouri 1975; lives and works in Brooklyn) Nicki Minaj, 2010 century of development and to learn about the many exceptionally gifted individuals who have helped shape the area’s visual arts tradition. Currents: Recent Art from East Tennessee and Beyond This installation examines recent developments in international contemporary art. Currents serves as a chronological extension and geographic expansion of the KMA’s historical art display in the adjacent gallery, Higher Ground: A Century of the Visual Arts in East Tennessee. Facets of Modern and Contemporary Glass KMA’s growing collection of modern and contemporary glass, supplemented periodically by works on loan. Facets includes objects produced during and after the 1980s by a broad spectrum of artists from around the world. Cycle of Life: Within the Power of Dreams and the Wonder of Infinity Richard Jolley’s exceptional artistic rigor and vision – an aesthetically stunning masterwork that is also an engineering marvel showing KMA’s commitment to the art of the region and to collecting the work of contemporary artists of international repute. The Knoxville Museum of Art celebrates the art and artists of East Tennessee, presents new art and new ideas, serves and educates diverse audiences, and enhances Knoxville’s quality of life. The museum is located at 1050 World’s Fair Park and is open Wednesday through Sunday from 1 to 5 pm. Closed on Monday. Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit www.knoxart.org.

Making Overnight Camp Fun!


OGS FORM strong attachments to their owners, as owners provide necessities of life - food, water, shelter, and love. With many people not leaving their homes much during 2020, pets became accustomed to their owners’ constant companionship. Thankfully, “stay at home” orders have been lifted, people are traveling, and dogs are attending doggy day and overnight camp again. While being separated from you may initially cause your dog some anxiety, reassurance that your absence from him is endurable and temporary will help. Ms. C’s Bed & Biscuits provides your dog an affable environment, a large backyard to play, social activities, sizable suites to relax and rejuvenate, constant indoor temperature control, and surround sound both night and day. It’s important for owners to help their dog feel comfortable attending camp. Camp is fun! Keep camp departures quiet, calm, happy (and short!) to set the mood. Treating your dog as if they are casually entering an extended family member’s home will assist

in providing serenity. Ms. C’s lobby has leisure chairs that allow staff to comfortably greet dogs prior to entering the suite area. Dogs are then taken outside to begin romping, stomping, and playing. This activity helps staff to assess what type of play best suits your dog’s personality. Many parents bring a “Kong” toy stuffed with treats to provide doggie entertainment while in their suite. An article of clothing that smells like the owner, such as an old t-shirt that has been worn but not washed, lends a calming stimuli for the dog during quiet time. Attending day camp prior to extended overnights to familiarize your dog is a great idea. Call Ms. C’s Bed & Biscuits at 865986-6325 to make your reservation or visit www.MsCsBedandBiscuits.com.

Ms. C’s Bed & Biscuits 2145 Beals Chapel Road Lenoir City, TN 37772 865.986.6325 www.MsCsBedandBiscuits.com




Shakespeare Returns to Ijams Nature Center


H E T E N N E S S E E Stage Company presents its 31st Summer Shakespeare Festival at Ijams Nature Center, where there’s room to observe proper social distancing while being able to enjoy the outdoor performances featuring two of Shakespeare’s most renowned plays: The comedy Twelfth Night and the romance of The Tempest. Twelfth Night opens the festival on Thursday, July 8. It continues through August 7, alternating performances with The Tempest, which opens on Friday, July 9, and plays through August 9. There is an indoor space where performances will move in case of rain. In order to be prepared for the ever-changing 2021, we will play this season in the open field in front of the Ijams Visitors Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue, just a short drive from downtown. Twelfth Night Love triangles, practical jokes, and mistaken identities run rampant in Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Twelfth Night. Shipwrecked and separated, Violia and her twin brother, Sebastian, think each other drowned. Viola disguises herself as a boy, Cesario, to take a job as a servant to Duke Orsino. Orsino sends Viola to woo Countess Olivia, Olivia

falls for Violia (well, Cesario), but Olivia’s butler, Malvolio, loves Olivia, and then Sebastian shows up. Turns out, Viola’s twin is not dead! Hilarity ensues. Performances are July 8, 10, 16, 18, 22, 24, 30, and August 1, 5, 7 at 7:30 pm, with a matinee on July 18 at 2 pm. The Tempest Lightning strikes! Magic abounds! Betrayal

and romance swirl in the storm that is Shakespeare’s The Temptest. After living in exile for 12 years, the former Duke of Milan, Prospero, has a chance at revenge when his magical storm strands his enemies on the island. Prospero uses magical creatures to secretly control them so he can reclaim his title. Murderous plots, love at first sight, supernatural beings, and perhaps forgiveness... will everyone find safe passage home? Performances are July 9, 11, 15, 17, 23, 25, 29, 31, and August 5 at 7:30 pm, with a matinee on August 25 at 2 pm. The Tennessee Stage Company encourages our audiences to spend an evening at Ijams Nature Center. Walk the splendor of the trails, shop in the gift shop, have dinner at the food trucks, see the show, and enjoy the beverages from the Beer Garden. Come early and sample the many pleasures to be found at Ijams Nature Center. Tickets on sale at www.ijams.org/ shakespeare, discount for a family four-pack. For more information, call 865-546-4280, email tennesseestage@comcast.net, or visit www.tennesseestage.com. Shakespeare “Off” The Square would not be possible without the support of the Tennessee Arts Commission and Ijams Nature Center. July 202 1



Marty Raybon Talks Shenandoah and Every Road BY R A N DY PAT T E R S O N , B O O M E R O C I T Y.C O M


AST TENNESSEANS love the country band Shenandoah. As one of their YouTube fans remarked, “This band is so underrated. A great lead singer with the vocals and a band that make those instruments talk!” They will be appearing July 30th at Pigeon Forge’s Country Tonite Theater. In addition to the band’s upcoming concert, they have a new album out titled Every Road, where they’re assisted by some of the biggest names in country music - Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, and Ashley McBride, just to name a few. It has some truly amazing songs on it and is also the first album to include Newport, Tennessee’s guitar prodigy, Austin Crum, who Shenandoah said “fit like a glove” when he joined the band. Austin was featured in the January 2016 edition of Everything Knoxville. I contacted the band’s front man, Marty Raybon, about all of this. Most of the songs on the album are quite nostalgic, so I asked what drove him to make that kind of album. Marty said that he loves the process of picking material for records and that for Shenandoah’s career, “it all comes down to songs.” He and bandmate, Mike McGuire, have always had “a big hand in picking the tunes” like past hits “Mama Knows,” “I Want to Be Loved Like That,” and “Two Dozen Roses.” So during the band’s long career, Marty and his bandmates have a pretty good idea of what their fans will appreciate! When it came time to talk about the musical collaborations for the upcoming record, Every Road, Marty shared the story of choosing the song they would do with Lady A. Songwriter Dallas Davidson and Charles Kelley (of Lady A) had written a song that they wanted to share with Marty - who was a little concerned that it might not be a good fit for the album and then what? “When it came time for us to get Lady A, I was talking to Charles and he goes, ‘Marty, can we sing you a tune that we wrote?’ And honestly - and I’m just being transparent - I thought, Oh no! I didn’t realize the writing



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that he and Dallas Davidson had been doing and collectively that they’ve been doing. I didn’t realize that some of the big stuff they had written - I just didn’t know. I always loved their (Lady A’s) music, but I didn’t study who the writers were. Oh my goodness, man sakes alive man, I thought oh no, now what if we don’t like the tune and we turn it down? They’re not gonna want to be a part of the record. I really wanted them to be a part of this record! “Anyway, they sent it to us. When they got it to me, I sent it to Mike and Cole Johnstone, who is our manager - of course, Mike McGuire is one of the original members and drummer with the group Shenandoah. And I sent it to Mike, and I said, ‘Man, just let it play until it gets to the chorus, and when it gets to the chorus, you ain’t gonna believe it!’ His take on it was the same as mine was. I mean it literally came out of the water when the chorus came around. And anyway, then I played it for Cole, and Cole said, ‘Man, do you guys like this song? I really like it. Do you guys like it?’ And I said, ‘Cole, look, brother, we love it! That’s what we are going to do with Lady A - that’s the tune!’” As we reminisced about how a song can immediately take you back in time to place or a feeling, I asked Marty to shed light on the tune they did with Zac Brown titled “I’d

Like Another One of Those.” “I think, again, that kind of goes back to the things like (Shenandoah songs) ‘Sundays in the South’ and ‘Mama Knows’ and ‘I Want to Be Loved Like That,’ you know, those kind of tunes - ‘The Moon Over Georgia’ - that would tell such an incredible story. Man, you listen to the lyric, it starts off, ‘A day with my granddaddy and his old Skeeter boat, a couple of bologna sandwiches and two old fishing poles. I’d take another one of those.’ You think about what that means, and that could mean a myriad of all kinds of things that people can relate to it, and I think that’s really actually the heart of what music does to people. That lures them in to where they are in their life, and it goes back and starts that remembering thing, it starts going off in their brain.” Marty thought songwriter Hugh Prestwood summed up the truth of it with “The Song Remembers When” (recorded by Trisha Yearwood). It’s those kinds of memories that Shenandoah’s new record, Every Road, will trigger in your mind, and it’s those kinds of memories they’ll bring to your mind if you attend their July 30th show at Country Tonite in Pigeon Forge. There is so much more that Marty and I discussed - from the story behind Blake Shelton’s song collaboration to “picking your own road” to Marty’s favorite tune on the new record - that you can watch in its entirety at www.boomerocity.com.

Randy’s first interview was at the tender age of 13 with none other than Col. Tom Parker. Thirty-six years later he founded the webzine, Boomerocity.com, and has conducted close to 200 interviews with some of the most interesting people in music.

Island Home

A Neighborhood Rich in Knoxville History

Island Home (C.M. McClung Historical Collection)


HE ICONIC SOUTH Knoxville neighborhood of Island Home is named after the model farm and the country home of prominent Knoxville resident Perez Dickinson (1813-1901). Dickinson was a Massachusetts-born merchant, banker, farmer, educator, and cousin of poet Emily Dickinson. Perez Dickinson had moved to Knoxville in 1829, where his brother-in-law, Joseph Estabrook, was serving as the principal of the Knoxville Female Academy and later as the president of East Tennessee College (today, the University of Tennessee). After a brief stint as an educator, Dickinson cofounded the mercantile wholesale firm, Cowan and Dickinson, in 1831 and helped established another wholesale firm, Cowan, McClung and Company, in 1858. In 1869, he purchased more than 600 acres on the south side of the Tennessee River and an island of about 200 acres. He then established a model stock farm (primarily used for research) and agricultural experimental station and called it “Island Home.” A grand Italianate home was built in the early 1870s for his wife, who died before the home was completed. Dickinson was reported to have spent just one night at the house, preferring to sleep at his primary home on Main Street in downtown Knoxville. The Island Home house featured a long, sweeping drive and was surrounded by formal gardens. Dickinson is said to have been gracious in sharing this home with the community. He entertained locals and visiting dignitaries and encouraged various civic groups, organizations, and churches to hold meetings and events at Island Home. The citizens of Knoxville became even more interested in Island Home after the Gay Street Bridge was constructed in 1898. Before the bridge was completed, a streetcar company was granted an easement to install tracks across the bridge. Prior to streetcar access, South Knoxville had always been fairly isolated from the developing city on the north



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Island Home Entrance Stone Pillar side of the river. After Perez Dickinson’s death in 1901, property ownership passed to his family members. In 1905, real estate developer Harry H. Galbraith purchased 300 acres of the farm for $40,000. In April 1911, Island Home Park Company purchased 120 acres from Galbraith, directly west of the original farm gates, for a new residential subdivision. The subdivision featured a convenient streetcar line running down the median of Island Home Boulevard. Large stone entry gateposts, city water, paved streets, concrete sidewalks, electric streetlights, and a public park along the river were other popular selling points. Existing trees were preserved, and additional trees were planted along the boulevard. The neighborhood lies on land that formed the front approach to the Dickinson farm, and Island Home Boulevard follows the path established by the original drive to the home. Initial development growth was concentrated on Island Home Boulevard

and Spence Place. The neighborhood residents were middle and upper class business, medical, real estate, and political professionals. Residents included a former Mayor of Knoxville and actor/comedian Archie Campbell. The craftsman style is the most popular house design represented in the Island Home neighborhood. Typical architectural details include large porches, casement windows, low-pitch gable roofs, tapered columns, dormers, and decorative elements like brackets, lintels, and exposed rafters. The neighborhood also has lovely examples of Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, and American Foursquare architectural styles. In 1924, the Tennessee School for the Deaf moved to its present campus located at the eastern boundary of the neighborhood after selling their original 1848 downtown Knoxville building to the City of Knoxville for a new City Hall. Perez Dickinson’s Island Home house, although extensively modified from its original design, still exists and serves as the school superintendent’s residence. Island Home is rich in Knoxville history and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. The historic district consists of 91 contributing houses along Island Home Boulevard, Spence Place, Fisher Place, and Maplewood Drive. Homes have been well-maintained and continue to represent the pride of ownership that was part of Perez Dickinson’s original vision for his “Island Home.”

Knox Heritage preserves structures and places of historic or cultural significance for our community. Established in 1974 as a non-profit educational corporation, our organization works to protect and raise awareness of what is beautiful and irreplaceable in East Tennessee.

Shelf Help

Celebrating 5 Years Serving Knoxville

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HELF HELP would like to thank our wonderful customers for allowing our business to grow! We continue to add new products and ideas to enhance function and convenience for every kitchen, pantry and bathroom. Whether you’ve wished your home’s existing kitchen and bath storage were more efficient, or if you’ve experienced difficulty in reaching items due to a health or mobility issue, Shelf Help offers the perfect solution for your home. At Shelf Help, we work with homeowners to evaluate, design, and install custom rollout shelving and organizers that fit right into your home’s existing kitchen and bath cabinets or pantries, providing you with easier access, better organization, and maximum use of your available storage space. And for those who may experience challenges reaching cabinets that are too low, too high, or too deep, Shelf Help allows you to make full and far more efficient use of your storage space. With our built to order roll-out shelving, cabinet organizers, and pantry storage systems, tasks are made simpler with easier access to kitchen and bath items and with the added advantage of optimal usage of your existing storage space - at last, creating a place for everything and everything in its place! Homeowners also appreciate how affordable Shelf Help is, saving 50% or more when compared to national brands. Our clients are so pleased with the results, they say “We should have done this years ago!” As experienced Knoxville-area kitchen and bath design consultants and a locally owned business, Shelf Help has the understanding and know-how to evaluate, design, measure, and professionally install solutions tailored to your needs and budget. To learn how you can better organize your kitchen, bath, or pantry, call today to request your free, no-obligation, in-home consultation. Mention this article and receive up to $250 off with a minimum purchase. Locally owned and operated, let Shelf Help make the most of your home’s kitchen, bath, or pantry storage space. Shelf Help 865.675.5098 www.ShelfHelpTN.com



July 15, 16 & 17 at 7:30 pm July 18 at 2:30 pm Old City Performing Arts Center

11 State Street, Knoxville



a time when this romantic charmer wasn’t enchanting audiences around the world. Tom Jones (book & lyrics) and Harvey Schmidt (music) crafted a timeless fable of love that is nostalgic and universal at the same time. At the heart of its poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. Suggested for ages 12+. To purchase tickets, go to www.wordplayers.org or call 865-407-0727. The WordPlayers is a 501(c)(3) theatre organization based in Knoxville. The Fantasticks is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). For more information about The WordPlayers, visit www.wordplayers.org.

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Center New Exhibitions Opening Emporium July 2


HE ARTS & Culture Alliance is pleased to present five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from July 2-30. A free reception with the artists will take place on Friday, July 2, from 5 to 8 pm. Most of the works will be for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition by visiting in person or the online shop at w w w.knoxalliance.store. The opening reception features music by Elza Gate, a folk duo (Pat Parr and Bob Cushman) from Oak Ridge performing a wide variety of music. Knoxville Photo 2021 in the Lower Gallery The Arts & Culture Alliance presents the 9th annual Knoxville Photo juried exhibition featuring selected works from 36 artists throughout the region. The exhibition encompasses photographs Remembrance by Gary Heatherly depicting all subjects and genres, including streetscapes, cityscapes, landscapes, environmental portraiture, portraits, abstracts, and more. Joe Longobardi served as juror for the exhibition and viewed 323 images to select the exhibition. More than $1,000 in cash awards will be announced at the KAPOW Beer by John Edwin May reception on July 2 at 6 pm. Brandon Woods: Spatium in the Upper Gallery This exhibition of new works and research by Brandon Woods seeks to define a new artistic discipline - Spatium - for artworks such as his which bridge painting and sculpture. A number of works included in the exhibition are created on dimensional panels projecting out from the wall at exciting and unexpected angles, activating the space. Woods’ painting approach results in surfaces that change in color and composition as the viewer moves around them, bringing the viewer’s awareness to their own perceptions of space. Woods, who lives and works in Knoxville, is an interdisciplinary artist who pursues highly innovative approaches to creating works of art through an engagement with science and mathematics. He earned his MFA in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design and has received numerous awards and grants for his work, including a Bailey Opportunity Grant through the Arts & Heritage Fund. His work has been exhibited and collected throughout the US and internationally. Rodney East: This and That in the Atrium Rodney East was born in southern Indiana in 1945. He is a Vietnam Veteran and worked for Chrysler and GM before retiring. Throughout the years, he has painted seascapes, landscapes, florals, and various abstracts using primarily oils, watercolors, and acrylics. In recent months, his macular degeneration has, unfortunately, prevented him from painting. This new exhibition features East’s acrylic works.



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The Scent of a Woman by Vicki Love in the Display Case In this new exhibition, Vicki Love will feature four distinct arrangements of her functional leather pieces: Shades of whites and creams celebrating the freshness of summer events; a collection of black, which will traverse the spectrum from sophisticated to whimsical, as well as Victorian with a touch of Goth; ultra girlie to denim baby; and earth tones with emphasis on texture and movement. Artist statement: My earliest and best memories revolve around my love for nature and its beauty. During childhood, most of my free time was spent in the woods playing, fantasizing, and meditating. These lasting impressions are reflected in my work today. I spent the first 11 years pioneering the way I mold leather to create form and texture. I utilize an extensive technique in which the leather is wetted and heated to mold and then finished by gluing and sewing. This technique is used in my sculptural designs as well, allowing me to create three-dimensional leather pieces for my oneof-a-kind handbags. My handbags and garments are adorned with antler, horn, glass beads, vintage pieces, and semi-precious stones. I work exclusively with deerskin, because in my experience, it is truly the best leather - soft to the touch yet one of the most durable. My desire is that my work makes people happy. I believe that in using one of my creations, the owner will have more joy and radiate this to those with whom they come in contact; the magic of the deep woods will continue. Beyond: Michelle Barillaro on the North Wall In this new exhibition, Michelle Barillaro features paintings on wood with acrylics or oil and cold wax. Each medium lends itself to different techniques for layering and subtracting paint with household tools and brushes until the perfect composition is realized. Barillaro essentially grew up on the beach in South Florida, which deeply instilled her love for the saturated colors and tranquility of this tropical environment. The built environment also enticed Barillaro, and she moved to Knoxville to attend the University of Tennessee’s School of Architecture. After completing her degree, she stayed in East Tennessee and absorbed its natural beauty. While in college, Barillaro took multiple ceramics courses and honed her sketching and drawing skills related to architecture. Abstracts have always been a constant, whether they feel soft and moody, linear and architectural, or suggest a sea or landscape. She paints the recognizable colors of Florida and the suggestion of the hills of Tennessee. Abstracts allow the viewer to see something related to their own personal experiences and dreams. The exhibitions are on display at the Emporium Center, located at 100 S. Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. The Emporium is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Please note that the Emporium will be closed on July 5. For more information, call 865-523-7543 or visit www.knoxalliance.com.

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens


HEEKWOOD ESTATE & Gardens is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate just outside of Nashville. Since being converted into a museum of art and botanical garden in 1960, Cheekwood has presented world-class ar t exhibitions, spectacular gardens, and a historic estate unlike anything else. As one of the city’s top attractions, Cheek wood has family activities, programs, and festivals to celebrate all four seasons. The Cheek home and its gardens were designed by Bryant Fleming in the late 1920s. The elegant Georgianstyle mansion is surrounded by lawns and terraced gardens with extensive plantings. Don’t miss the Ford Wisteria Arbor, overlooking the formal plantings and a reflecting pool - breathtaking! There is such garden diversity on the expansive grounds, everything from roses to dogwoods to herbs. The Howe Garden, along with its stone building, was moved to Cheekwood from another area of Nashville after being donated. A dedicated Children’s Garden even has a turtle pond with a bridge for viewing! Stroll along the sculpture trail and visit one of many water features. Nature POP! Through September 5 From acclaimed artist Sean Kenney and produced by Imagine Exhibitions, this exhibition, which runs through September 5th, features 38 sculptures made from more than 800,000 LEGO® Bricks. Inspired by the Pop art movement, Kenney’s work blurs the boundaries between austere and the everyday, drawing from a belief that everything is interconnected. This installation explores the beauty of nature through highly stylized, colorful displays that stand in striking contrast with their surroundings. Presenting a playful spin on traditional sculptural art, this exhibition is an accessible experience for all ages designed to inspire visitors to create something wonderful themselves. See how many of the pieces you can spot as you walk through the gardens! Visitation Information Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, located at 1200 Forrest Park outside of Nashville, is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 am to 5 pm. At this time, visitors must purchase advanced tickets. For more information, visit www.Cheekwood.org.

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THINGS TO DO • PL ACES TO GO • PEOPLE TO SEE July 1-4: Tennessee Smokies vs. Rocket City Trash Pandas at Smokies Stadium at 7 pm. July 1-31: Where’s Waldo Scavenger Hunt in downtown Knoxville. For information, visit www. downtownknoxville.org/summer/waldo. July 2: First Friday on Market Square, Gay Street, The Old City, and Downtown North beginning at 5 pm. July 2: Movies Under the Stars Predator at Ijams Nature Center. Doors open at 7 pm, movie begins at dark. July 2-3: World’s Fair Park Celebration of the 4th from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. July 2: Music from the Air National Guard Band of the South, Concert Band, Blue Groove Jazz Band, and Sound Barrier Rock Band, along with a small fireworks show. July 3: Free concert performance by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra at the Tennessee Amphitheatre.

July 8: Big Ears Festival presents Suttree’s Knoxville: A Hymn to the Past in Film & Music inspired by Cormac McCarthy’s novel Suttree at Lakeshore Park at 8 pm. Free admission.

July 15-18: The Fantasticks by The WordPlayers at Old City Performing Arts Center. Thursday Saturday 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm. See page 43 of this issue.

July 9-10: MusicFest at West End in Farragut. For more information, visit www.farragutbusiness.com and see page 36 of this issue.

July 16 & 18: Summer Movie Magic: Wizard of Oz at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm. July 16 at 8 pm and July 18 at 3 pm. See page 36 of this issue.

July 9-11: Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr. at Knoxville Children’s Theatre. Visit www. knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com for details. Also on July 15-18 & 22-25.

July 17: Vintage Baseball Games at Historic Ramsey House. Knoxville Holstons vs. Nashville Maroons at 11 am and Emmett Machinists of Knoxville vs. Nashville Maroons at 2 pm.

July 10: Summer Tree Walk at Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum at 9 am. Join Dan Steinhoff on a guided tour of KBGA’s unique and historic tree collection.

July 18: East Tennessee Bluegrass Association Monthly Jam at Ijams Nature Center from 3 to 6 pm.

July 10: Tour the Tennessee Theatre at 11 am. Behind the scenes tour, view areas not usually open to the public. Register at www.tennesseetheatre.com.

July 4: Independence Day.

July 10: Vintage Baseball Games at Historic Ramsey House. Knoxville Holstons vs. Cumberland Club of Nashville at 11 am and Emmett Machinists of Knoxville vs. Cumberland Club of Nashville at 2 pm.

July 4: Fourth of July on Mabry’s Hill at MabryHazen House from 4:30 to 10 pm. July 6: Concerts in the Park: Jazz by Greg Tardy Quartet from 7 to 9 pm at the World’s Fair Park Performance Lawn. See page 18 of this issue. July 7: Kid A’Riffic Fun in the Park at Holston River Park from 10 am to 1 pm. An event for ages 2-10 offering hands-on crafts and activities. July 7: Concerts in the Park: Joe Lasher, Jr., Kaitlyn Baker, Commodore Fox from 7 to 9 pm at the World’s Fair Park Performance Lawn. See page 18 of this issue. July 8: Concerts in the Park: Smooth Sailor from 7 to 9 pm at the World’s Fair Park Performance Lawn. See page 18 of this issue. July 8: Shakespeare OFF the Square: Twelfth Night at Ijams Nature Center at 7:30 pm. Also on July 10, 16, 18, 22, 24 & 30. See page 39 of this issue.



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July 15: Concerts in the Park: Dirty Grass Soul from 7 to 9 pm at the World’s Fair Park Performance Lawn. See page 18 of this issue.

July 9: Shakespeare OFF the Square: The Tempest at Ijams Nature Center at 7:30 pm. Also on July 9, 11, 15, 17, 23, 25, 29 & 31. See page 39 of this issue.

July 3: Farragut Independence Day Parade - starting at Kingston Pike at Stadium Drive, continuing to Boring Road, just east of Farragut Towne Square Shopping Center - at 9:30 am.

July 4: Independence Day Anvil Shoot Celebration at the Museum of Appalachia. Anvil shoots are scheduled for 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, and 3 pm.

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July 10: Knox Heritage Virtual Cocktail Party & Tour featuring Modernism at 7 pm. Visit www.knoxheritage.org for more information. July 11: Old City Market at West Jackson Avenue from 11 am to 4 pm. July 11: Yoga on Stage at the Tennessee Theatre with Blue Ridge Yoga from 4 to 6:30 pm. Visit www.yogaknoxilletn.com for more information. July 13: Concerts in the Park: Jazz by Eric Reed Trio from 7 to 9 pm at the World’s Fair Park Performance Lawn. See page 18 of this issue. July 13-18: Tennessee Smokies vs. Mississippi Braves at Smokies Stadium Tuesday - Saturday 7 pm, Sunday 2 pm. July 14: Kid A’Riffic Fun in the Park at Adair Park from 10 am to 1 pm. An event for ages 2-10 offering hands-on crafts and activities. July 15: Gotta Know Knoxville two-hour walking tour to learn about the history, attractions, venues, and retail outlets in the Knoxville area. Tours at 10 am and 2:30 pm.

July 21: Kid A’Riffic Fun in the Park at West Hills Park from 10 am to 1 pm. An event for ages 2-10 offering hands-on crafts and activities. July 22: Preserving the Harvest: Fruit Jams & Sauces at the Ijams Nature Center Farm from 6 to 7 pm. Visit www.ijams.org for more information. July 23 & 25: Summer Movie Magic: Raiders of the Lost Ark at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm. July 23 at 8 pm and July 25 at 3 pm. See page 36 of this issue. July 24: Tour the Tennessee Theatre at 11 am. Behind the scenes tour, view areas not usually open to the public. Register at www. tennesseetheatre.com. July 24: Miniature Zen Garden Workshop at Knoxville Botanical Garden at noon. Visit www. knoxgarden.org for more information. July 27-31: Tennessee Smokies vs. Chattanooga Lookouts at Smokies Stadium at 7 pm. July 28: Kid A’Riffic Fun in the Park at World’s Fair Park from 10 am to 1 pm. An event for ages 2-10 offering hands-on crafts and activities. July 30: Summer Movie Magic: The Big Lebowski at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm. Also on August 1 at 3 pm. See page 36 of this issue. July 30-31: Smoky Mountain Quilters Annual Quilt Show at the Knoxville Expo Center. July 30 from 9 am to 5 pm and July 31 from 9 am to 4 pm. July 31: Wanderlust at Westwood at Historic Westwood at 6 pm. Take a wanderlust trip through time to enjoy the foods, drinks, music, and artistic flair of four iconic decades. All event dates and times subject to change.

Dollywood Launches Drone Light Show Intel® Drone Light Shows to light up the evening sky during Dollywood’s Summer Celebration

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H I L E G R E AT S m o k y Mountains National Park is well known for its synchronous fireflies, guests at Dollywood can enjoy their own synchronized performance this summer as Intel® Drone Light Shows launches hundreds of drones into the sky for a spectacular nighttime experience. The performances take place each evening during the park’s Summer Celebration through July 31st. Dollywood’s Sweet Summer Nights is a multi-sensory drone light show that creates a symphony of light in the sky above the Pigeon Forge park. Representing a true evolution in traditional theme park entertainment, the sensational show uses nearly 400 drones to animate the spectacular Dollywood-exclusive story. The drone performance is integrated into a musically choreographed fireworks show, creating a visual and audial event of epic proportions! As part of the Sweet Summer Nights experience, Wildwood Grove is the place to be as a DJ and energetic dancers bring fun to the streets during a 30-minute dance party that ensures every member of the family is on their feet. As the party nears

its finale, the celebration takes to the sky as the drones launch into the air for an unforgettable end to the evening. Intel® Drone Light Shows has performed on some of the world’s largest stages, including the Olympics, Coachella, and the Super Bowl. With the ability to create dynamic shapes and animations, each drone serves as a pixel of light that illuminates the night sky. Purpose-built for light shows,

each drone is less than a foot in diameter, weighs less than a pound, and can produce more than four billion color combinations. As the name implies, Dollywood’s Summer Celebration is a celebration of family fun and laughter at a place everyone loves! With later nighttime hours, families can ride Dollywood’s world-class roller coasters all day and well into the night. Visit www.dollywood.com for more information.


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Why This Summer is the Perfect Time to Visit NYC A RT I C L E C O U RT E S Y O F B P T


E W YO R K CI T Y is one of the top tourist destinations for Americans year after year, and it’s no surprise why. The thriving art, entertainment, and cultural scenes, the endless variety of international foods, and a beautiful skyline make New York City an iconic and one-of-a-kind destination. Whether you’re there for a day or a week, you’ll never be bored in the “City That Never Sleeps.” However, major cities like NYC have felt the brunt of the pandemic’s dampening effect on travel and tourism during the past year. Fortunately, as vaccinations continue to roll out, traveling to New York City, or anywhere for that matter, is once again within reach for travelers eager to get back out there. And as it turns out, there are a lot of great reasons to put NYC back at the top of your list for a trip this summer. 1. There are fewer tourists out and about When the pandemic hit and travel came to a halt, New Yorkers experienced their city without tourists for the first time in recent history. While travel within the U.S. is bouncing back, NYC is typically filled with tourists from all across the globe. With travel restrictions still in place in many countries where vaccine rollout hasn’t been as fast, the city will still be somewhat quiet this summer. Enjoy the museums, Times Square, shopping, restaurants, and the Statue of Liberty with few crowds - a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! 2. It’s one of the most diverse cities on the planet Did you spend your days in quarantine daydreaming about a trip to Italy, China, Australia, or Peru? Until borders are fully open again, NYC is the perfect domestic destination to satisfy all of your international culture desires. With close to 800 languages spoken, New York is one of the most diverse cities in the United States. 3. There are countless opportunities for outdoor dining New Yorkers took to the streets quite



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literally when the pandemic hit. The city launched its “Open Restaurant Program” to maintain social distancing while keeping its beloved restaurants afloat. This program allows many restaurants to add seating to the sidewalk or curb lane adjacent to the restaurant. The program was so successful that Mayor de Blasio made the program permanent - here to stay beyond the pandemic. With added seating in typically small NYC restaurant spaces, this means even more opportunity for that hard-to-get dinner reservation during your trip. 4. There are a ton of cool museums MoMA, The Museum of Natural History, the 9/11 Memorial, the Brooklyn Museum - the list goes on. Come to NYC to explore the museums, and while you’re there, don’t miss the best views of Central Park from the rooftop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (aka the Met). Each summer the museum curates a rooftop exhibition and this year’s is aesthetically pleasing for the whole family: the Alex Da Corte installation features Sesame Street’s Big Bird. 5. Central Park (Need we say more?) Parks across all five boroughs became a gathering point for New Yorkers craving open space. This makes them not only great for experiencing nature in the heart of America’s largest metro but great for people watching as well. Central Park is a mustsee, but be sure to visit Washington Square

Park in Greenwich Village, Prospect Park in Brooklyn for its botanical gardens, and McCarren Park in Williamsburg to get even more of a glimpse of life as a New Yorker. 6. Brooklyn has a lot to offer Either stay at one of Brooklyn’s cool hotels, walk the Brooklyn Bridge, take the subway, or ferry over for a day trip while you’re in Manhattan. With some of the city’s best restaurants, bars, and waterfront parks, it’s well worth it. Fun fact: Many of the brownstones you see in T.V. and film based in NYC are located in Brooklyn! Stroll some of the most picturesque neighborhoods NYC offers, such as Fort Greene, Park Slope, and Dumbo. 7. There are great places for shopping It’s time to get out of those sweatpants and level up your wardrobe for post-pandemic living. Hit Fifth Avenue for every shopping option you can imagine or the boutiques in Brooklyn for something uniquely New York while you’re there. Book your trip to NYC today! If you’ve ever had an urge to check out NYC, now is the time to go. Many people worry about how expensive the flights are when they’re planning their trips. Fortunately, you can save a lot on roundtrip flights to NYC and other destinations when you book with Expedia. Check out their website for more information on flight details and more.


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