Everything Knoxville July 2022 Edition

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If a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, Then Here is My Essay... B Y J O H N F I T Z W I L L I A M , C O - O W N E R O F S U R FAC E D O C , I N C .

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Susan Cafferty


Publisher + Editor

Designer Garages from Closets by McKenry transform your garage into an organized showplace. From beautiful, durable floor coatings to designer cabinets that hold (and hide!) objects of every size and shape. Add some slatwall to create designated spots for all those “grab & go” items storage perfection!

Brett Cafferty

Marketing + Operations

Kendra Menendez Editor + Administration

Meredith Hancock Design + Production

Photo by D. Roberts Photography

10 Web Services Inc.

Is your website mobile responsive?


11 Marsh Wealth Management

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

Have peace of mind with a diversified portfolio in today's rollercoaster financial markets.

12 Cabry Design & Cabinetry Discover the Cabry dream kitchen difference.

23 Shelf Help

Storage solutions for your one-of-a-kind home.

35 Meadow View

Make your home and landscape beautiful with this month's suggested to-do list.

Contact Information Post Office Box 24532 Knoxville, TN 37933 865.640.3015 Reach us Online info@everythingknoxville.com EverythingKnoxville.com Hours of Business Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Food and Recipes...................................38

Everything Knoxville is distributed in Downtown Knoxville and select residential communities including Sequoyah Hills, Bearden, West Knoxville, Farragut, Concord and Hardin Valley

Knox Heritage......................................... 44 Calendar of Events.................................46 Travel and Recreation .......................... 48

From the Publisher


UMMER 2022 is upon us! If the kids are bored and tired of the heat (or maybe, like me, you are!), look no further than our July issue for ideas of places to go and things to do. Our events page highlights concerts and gatherings around town that offer a distraction and perhaps even a Photo by Mirtography learning experience! Just as Covid variants become less serious cases, we are hit with skyrocketing gas prices! Through all the ups and downs, please keep your area small businesses in mind as you decide on the next steps for your home projects. After all, who doesn’t want to maximize all the unused space in their home? Check out the Designer Garages feature spread to see just how magnificent your garage can actually be. Go from ramshackle clutter to an organized, livable space that can be customized to grow with you and your family. Home



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projects always give us something to look forward to completing. Who doesn’t love the end result of a more functional and beautiful home? Pure joy! In this issue, we also highlight several businesses that are ready to take on your home enhancement and renovation projects. Whether it’s the aforementioned garage upgrade, a bathroom make-over, creating the ultimate backyard gathering space, replacing windows that don’t aid in keeping your home cool, refinishing your tired wood floors, or by completing a kitchen remodel or simply making your kitchen cabinets more functional, we have all the trusted resources to help turn your dreams into realities. Here in East Tennessee, we are also experiencing the hottest “dog days of summer” in the middle of our southern growing season, so don’t forget to water your plants!

Susan Cafferty Publisher + Editor

Cover photo by D. Roberts Photography

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Expert Service with a Local Touch BY C A R R I E M C C O N K E Y | C A R R I E M C C O N K E Y.C O M


space, and consults on how the colors and textures of walls, floor, and ceiling combine. They create an environment for enjoyment. And that is what we offer to our clients.” The “we” Chris refers to is his talented team. While the staff at Designer Garages and Closets by McKenry follow Chris’ lead, they possess plenty of talent on their own. “Our team is what makes us grow every year,” said Chris. “People are the backbone of any business, and that is never truer than with us. Our designers have extensive experience with our product lines and the latest in storage industry developments. Our installers take pride in their work, showing the utmost in respect to our clients and their property. All of us are genuinely excited about how transformative the right storage solutions can be.” A Coast-to-Coast Career Chris is no stranger to the magic of storage design. After 15 years of steady growth and success as an organizational expert in Los Angeles, in 2015 Chris made a short visit home to East Tennessee - and a lifechanging decision. “Within a month, I decided Designers Cesar Rivera, Robin Carbaugh, to move back to Knoxville,” Chris McKenry, and Meghan Wilson explained Chris. “I loved L.A.,

ARAGES THAT feature beautiful epoxy polyaspartic floors, colorful cabinetry, and abundant slatwall storage have skyrocketed in popularity in East Tennessee. Not only are these indoor/outdoor rooms easy to enjoy due to the area’s mild climate, local homeowners have also been able to increase the value of their homes, and their quality of life, by giving extra attention to these humble household spaces. For Knoxville native Chris McKenry, owner of Designer Garages and Closets by McKenry, this “trend” has been around for decades. “I worked with a client on my first garage 20 years ago,” said the award-winning storage design specialist. “It simply made sense.” A Design-Minded Philosophy “Garage updates are much more than making things look neater,” said Chris. “That’s why the company is named Designer Garages. A professional designer looks at the room, understands the flow and purpose of the



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Shadow Frost cabinets, slatwall, and Dolphin epoxy/poly floor

but I noticed so many good things happening - downtown, especially - and I knew my future belonged here.” After several years of using his own residence as a demonstration of his work, in 2019 Chris opened a 1,000-foot West Knoxville showroom. With dedicated consulting space and full-size displays of the latest storage design trends as inspiration, Chris and his team helped homeowners update their closets, laundry rooms, pantries, linen closets, guest rooms–, mud rooms, hobby/craft rooms, home offices, and… garages. It wasn’t long before Chris saw the need for a more formalized backdrop for this special area of the home. “After personally organizing garages for more than 18 years and having Closets by McKenry in Knoxville for five years, I decided to have a separate division for the Photos by D. Roberts Photography

Convenient overhead garage storage shelving

Don't forget the closet!

garage segment of home renovation,” said Chris. “I doubled my showroom space and started Designer Garages to represent our full range of expertise.” Local Solutions As an independent, locally-owned storage company, Chris and his team search countrywide for premium garage storage products. “Along with our custom cabinetry made in Sevierville by Inspiration Home, we also are the exclusive distributors for American-made powder coated cabinets by Redline Garage Gear,” said Chris. “We have cabinets that will hold your trash cans, pull-out recycling bins for the workbench, extra-wide cabinets, and other custom components.” Whether a project is simple or complex, Chris and his team enjoy helping their clients meet their garage goals, even if they aren’t clear. “We work with every size budget,” he explained. “And we help the owner to identify what the purpose of the garage is

for the family. If it is for storage only, what is being stored? Are any activities happening in the space, such as a home gym, home office, or play area for the kids?” Designer Garages offers garage updates from floor to ceiling, including durable polyaspartic epoxy floors, custom cabinetry in a wide range of colors and finishes, handy overhead storage, versatile slatwall and accessories, and more. “One of the biggest new things in the storage industry is LED lighting,” revealed Chris. “Not only can it be added to your closet, but it can be invaluable for garage workbenches and cabinets.” What You Need, When You Need It Chris and his team thrive on making the design process easy and enjoyable for their clients. Free consultations can take place virtually, at your home, or in the showroom, resulting in a 3-D rendering of your newlyplanned space. Upon approval, careful onsite measurements will be taken and a timeline set for installation. “Epoxy/poly floor installation takes just one to two days, and we can install a topto-bottom garage, with overhead storage, an epoxy/poly floor, and custom cabinets in about three-and-a-half days,” said Chris. Renovating a garage in stages is not a problem for the experienced team. “Installing an epoxy/poly floor is a

Professional installers Elijah Pinchak, Andrew Grissom, Gary Coppola, and Teddy Tackeberry

great first step,” said Chris. “You can add cabinets, slatwall, or overhead storage when you’re ready.” And, of course, adding storage updates to the rest of your home is effortless for the group. “We can help with all interior areas with the exception of bathroom and kitchen cabinets,” said Chris. “The garage can be included seamlessly to match the home’s style and décor.” Possessing years of experience, an understanding of functional beauty, and a local perspective, Chris and his team at Designer Garages and Closets by McKenry handle each project as if it’s their most important. “We care; we encourage input and discussions,” said Chris. “We are not just here to make a sale. We want it to be right so our clients are happy, and they’ll call us back as their lifestyles grow and change.”

Designer Garages & Closets by McKenry 865.268.4868 201 Center Park Drive, Suite 1070 Knoxville, TN 37922 DesignerGarages.com ClosetsbyMcKenry.com chris@closetsbymckenry.com July 202 2



Your New Option for Bathroom Renovation


F YOU HAVE been putting off updating a full bathroom due to time and cost, Knox Showers now has an affordable, great looking alternative. They offer the best product on the market for quick shower makeovers in a variety of designs and custom sizes. It looks just like tile, is made of 100% non-porous acrylic that is incredibly easy to clean, is resistant to mold and mildew, and has a slip-resistant surface. What more could you ask for? Knox Showers is an offshoot of Smart Home Fix handyman company. Alex Shelyakov and Eugene Khalezov began Smart Home Fix almost 10 years ago and have added Knox Showers as a much needed and successful enterprise to further serve their customers. With financing options and a product that is guaranteed forever (yes, forever), Alex and Eugene continue to rack up happy clients! These custom showers with brilliant designs can be installed in just days (yes, days) and come in stylish “tile” options and colors to fit your renovation décor. Frameless shower doors are also available. And with added shower safety features like built-in seats and grab bars, your shower remodel can be optimized for you and your loved ones. It’s beautiful and functional! So forget daunting product wait times and the thought of being without a bathroom during a long renovation - Alex and Eugene are here to help. If you are thinking of remodeling one of the full bathrooms in your current home, locally owned and operated Knox Showers is the place you should start. Knox Showers 865.622.5088 KnoxShowers.com


RAB YOUR favorite blanket or lawn chair! Doors open at 7 pm and movies begin at dark (~9 pm). Food trucks and beer garden will have tasty meals, snacks, and beverages for purchase. Purchasing tickets ahead is highly recommended as space is limited and walk-up tickets may not be available. Visit Ijams.org for more information. ​July 9: TERROR IN THE WOODS! Friday the 13th: Part VI + Never Hike Alone: The Ghost Cut + FrightWorks Haunted Trail + Special Appearance by

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Thom Mathews (FrankenCon)

​Aug. 12: Shawshank Redemption ​Aug. 26: Ghostbusters ​Sept. 23: The Lion King ​Oct. 7: ZOMBIE MOVIE MARATHON! Shaun of the Dead + Zombieland



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Is My Website Mobile Responsive?



been on a website on your mobile phone that requires you to pinch, zoom, or side scroll? It’s annoying, and most people just give up! If your website does that, your website is not mobile friendly, and it’s time to upgrade. Art DeVaughn from Web Art DeVaughn Services, a locally owned and operated software development firm with more than 20 years of experience, says, “Having a mobile friendly website is absolutely essential for anyone doing business online. It’s not hard to accomplish, but the design and layout must start with a mobile first approach.” Depending on the type of business and goals for the website, additional design options are available when choosing to migrate from an obsolete, legacy website to a mobile responsive website. Most clients will choose a standard design option, which is a website that works on all device types, including desktop, laptop, tablets, and mobile phones. Another design option is known as a Progressive Web App. This option allows all of the features and functions of a standard design, with the added ability to install an icon on your device screen - similar to an app. For those who need deeper integration into the features of a mobile device such as navigation or camera usage, a native mobile app is the way to go. “When designed properly, a mobile-responsive website ensures a stellar experience that is consistent for all visitors to your site, regardless of the device they are using,” said Art. “It will also rank better with Google Search, as well as decrease bounce rates (percentage of visitors leaving your site) and increase website traffic. Customer engagement will also rise and, most importantly, conversion rates will too. Mobile friendly is a win for everyone.” Art and his team at Web Services provide complex web programming services, including Mobile Response Websites, Progressive Web Apps (PWAs), and Apple and Android Mobile Apps. Is your business ready for a Mobile Responsive Website? Call Art and his team at 865-686-5713 or visit them online at WebServicesCorp.com.

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Are the Markets Making You Nervous?

You have worked hard for your money.

BY Y VO N N E M A R S H , C F P ® , C PA


It should work hard for you.

OW, WHAT a rollercoaster the

financial markets have been this first half of 2022. The euphoria of the 2020 and 2021 pandemic recovery has given way to angst about inflation, supply chain blockages, and international conflict. Not giving way to emotional investment decisions is key to building long-term wealth in the markets. What do I mean by “well-diversified?” It’s an often-used term. Typically, we think of diversification as having your invested assets spread among many asset classes, defined by size of the company or the type of industry. It’s impossible to predict which asset class will be the winner (or big loser) in any given year, so the premise is to spread your nest egg among large, mid, and small cap companies and then further between value and growth, with bond funds thrown in for risk balancing. But I also take diversification one step further, especially if you are in, or quickly approaching, retirement. Peace of mind comes with allocating your wealth across 3 major categories: financial markets, bank accounts, and insurance companies. If you’re over 60, the days of swinging for the fences have passed, and now you are focused on preserving what you’ve saved while still having predictable growth to outpace inflation and sustain your lifestyle. • Having a sufficient rainy-day and planned expense reserve in the banks is key. Yes, interest rates are low, but you still need some liquid “safe” money. • Look to A rated insurance companies for tax-deferred annuities as another safer haven. Your principal is not subject to market loss and can provide a predictable rate of return. This strategy is often overlooked or misunderstood. Many wealth management professionals paint all annuities with one brush - vilifying an entire asset class unnecessarily. Yes, some annuities are better than others. But don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. • Finally, then, the rest of your wealth can be confidently invested in a diversified mix of financial market holdings. Your ability to withstand market headwinds comes with having sufficient safety and liquidity in other places. Interestingly, my most relaxed clients are the ones who have just this sort of diversified portfolio. If you’ve been unnecessarily nervous this year, it’s time to take a fresh look at how you’re diversified. Give me a call or email if you’d like some help.

Marsh Wealth Management is a boutique fiduciary firm providing customized investment wealth management services, financial planning, and tax strategies. We can help you make informed decisions that ensure you get the most from the money you've saved.

Marsh. Ready for what's next.

Learn more at: www.marshwealth.com 504 Ebenezer Road Knoxville, TN 37923



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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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The Cabry Dream Kitchen Difference


REA HOMEOWNER, Cheryl, who worked with a local interior designer on her kitchen layout, definitely appreciated the Cabry Design & Cabinetry difference when it came to installing her clean and simple - but not basic! - dream kitchen. She shared her story: “We purchased our home about two years ago and always knew that we would need to remodel the kitchen, as it wasn’t our style or taste in color. We started exploring our options for the kitchen renovation, starting with the possibility of simply painting the original cabinets and then updating the countertops and backsplash like we had done at our previous home before we put it on the market. After our family lived in the space and used the kitchen for several months, it became apparent that we also needed to upgrade the cabinets in order to have the kitchen match the ‘level’ and functionality of the rest of our home. “We envisioned a kitchen and living area where all of our family and friends could gather to mingle and hang out. As a family of six, including four kids ages 9-14, we needed a space where the kids and their friends would be welcomed by a simple, clean, functional kitchen. We began our lengthy design process and looked at three different cabinet

companies. The moment I walked into Cabry Design - without even talking finances! - I knew we would go with this company. In my personal experience, they were so welcoming every time I walked into the studio. “After speaking with Cabry Design and hearing all the cabinetry upgrades and options they had to offer, we committed to working with them on our project. We love our lighted walnut interior cabinets and drawer boxes. An all-time favorite of the whole family (and the best investment!) would be the nugget ice maker.

“When the installation team came to install the cabinetry, they went above and beyond to make everything absolutely perfect. They were always on time and cleaned up behind themselves throughout the process. When a few issues came up, they immediately addressed it, informed me along the way, and always ended with ‘We have already taken care of it though.’ “We continue to be happy with our decision of going with Cabry Design cabinetry for our kitchen remodel. Working with them was a great experience! They gave us the kitchen we have always wanted in a way we could have never asked for - our dream kitchen! We are excited to begin the process again with Todd and the Cabry Design team to create a basement kitchen design also.” Want to get started on the kitchen of your dreams? Call Cabry today to discover all the design ideas, custom options, and unique products they have to offer to make your dream kitchen a reality.

Cabry Design & Cabinetry 8705 Unicorn Drive, Suite 114 Knoxville, TN 37923 865.556.9419 | CabryDesign.com #WeAreCabryDesign #DesignBuildEnjoy

“Everything Knoxville was instrumental in helping us to reach the patients who needed us the most.” Having participated in several local publications, we found Everything Knoxville to be the most effective at helping people discover who we are and how we can help them.

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B O R N F R O M PA S S I O N . D E F I N E D B Y C R A F T. P E R F E C T E D B Y C A B R Y.



ur approach to each project is from an interior design perspective that comprises space planning, improvement in flow and function, and creative storage solutions – developing a uniquely custom design, specifically for you.

“The moment I walked into Cabry Design, without even talking finances, I knew we would go with this company.” - CK DESIGNING KITCHENS IN THE KNOXVILLE AREA FOR OVER 15 YEARS #WeAreCabryDesign CabryDesign.com | 8705 Unicorn Drive Suite 114 | Knoxville, TN 37923 | 865-556-9419 |


Summer Sale-A-Bration 25% Off Now in Progress… 50% Off Begins July 16th

A happy crowd awaits our opening on Sale Day






Friday, July 22 7:30 pm Saturday, July 23 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm Sunday, July 24 2:30 pm

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NE OF Broadway’s most enduring and delightful musical co m e die s , Hello, Dolly! is f illed wit h charisma and heart. Based on the comedy The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder, Hello, Dolly! tells the stor y of widowed matchmaker Dolly Levi, who connects, meddles, and negotiates everyone’s perfect match. Everything changes when she decides that the next match she needs to make is for herself. Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Hello, Dolly! is boisterous and charming from start to finish. The show celebrates the golden age of the American musical and is suitable for the whole family. Get tickets online at KnoxBijou.org or at the door. Visit WordPlayers.org for more information. Th e Wo rd P l a ye r s i s a 501(c)(3) theatre company.

S THE temperature goes up, The Lily Pad prices go down! All summer merchandise is now 25% off, leading up to our HUGE semi-annual 50% off sale beginning Saturday, July 16, 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, July 17, from 1 to 6 pm to accommodate the number of people coming for this great event! 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 16th 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 16th! The Lily Pad Boutique 209 N. Main Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423.337.5537 LlilyPadBoutiqueOnline.com

Body Repairs Without Paint or Parts



ENTS & DETAIL on Walbrook Drive is located just before the Walker Springs intersection past the Sam’s Club/Walmart parking lot. As a body shop alternative, they offer paintless dent repair the repair insurance providers prefer, as it is less expensive than parts replacement and with less downtime. This service saves time, as there are no backordered parts or paint matching (or mismatching!) issues. They are able to restore most vehicles back to pre-collision condition, and their work comes with a lifetime warranty. With more than 100 5-Star reviews, trust Jesse Hawe, owner of Dents & Detail, with your vehicle body work. After the dealership said his damaged truck would need to be totally repainted, Gary describes his visit: “Jesse, the Dent Man, took one look at the damage and assured me it would be no problem. He immediately set up an appointment for a few days later and had the truck for just a few hours. When I went to pick it up, I couldn’t even see where the damage used to be. He did this magic body repair and only charged me 1% of what the dealership quoted to do the repair. It is great to meet such a professional person that has the skill and desire to do a great job.” Customer Adell recounts her positive experience after other estimates included replacing her hood and repainting the entire car front, meaning it would be in the shop for more than a week: “Jesse is very professional; he gave me a fair price to repair a large and difficult dent on the hood of my new 2022 car. Work was done to perfection in only one day as he promised. Jesse performed magic, and the work came out perfectly done. I highly recommend him to everyone. Excellent job done quick and perfect.” Visit DentsDetail.com to see more testimonials, request a quote, or book an appointment. After any collision or vehicle body damage, Dents & Detail encourages you to seek their opinion FIRST before assuming a costly replacement is your only option. There is rarely a backlog, so you can be in and out in record time with a “like new again” repair. Dents & Detail 8525 Walbrook Drive Knoxville, TN 37923 865.773.2128 DentsDetail.com


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More to Love About Honeybee


ONEYBEE COFFEE, with four locations in East Tennessee, is now Honeybee Coffee & Brewery! Honeybee owner, Norris Hill, has teamed up with brewer extraordinaire, Steve Dedman, to begin offering up special brewed in-house beer flavors specifically for Honeybee customers. With 10 varieties available, you’re sure to find a favorite! All have original names like Salute to The Hill, All Night Honey, and Scruffy Little Kitty that range from very light Pilsners to dark ales. Ethically sourced, locally roasted, and locally brewed coffees have been a staple at veteran-owned Honeybee since 2017, and Norris is excited to expand their menu. Along with the new brewery, Honeybee will now offer food from the crew at Knox Wurst Thursday through Saturday at their west location beginning around 5 pm. With apps, salads, burgers, and quesadillas available, Norris says the menu is “bougie but approachable.” When the Knoxville News Sentinel interviewed the two men on the day of their Grand Opening, they commented about their new endeavor and unique beers: “The food, the beer, the coffee, everything that we provide, we try to do it as best we can while honoring the people that created and brewed it,” said Norris. “The experience is community, a place to slow down and be taken care of. My hope is when they walk out of the door, their day is so much better.” “I am really excited about it; it will be something you can get nowhere else,” said Steve. “All Night Honey is a hyperlocal beer. The coffee is roasted in Knoxville, the beer is brewed Read CityView’s Veteran onsite, and the honey is Spotlight on Honeybee from a local company. I have owner, Norris Hill, a feeling this beer might “Shaped by a Letter become a core; we may hang from War” by Phil our hat on this one, too.” Newman from the Wh et h e r yo u ’ re i n t h e January/February 2021 mood for a great cup of cofissue available online fee, some sweet treats, or at CityViewMag.com/ a beer and a burger, head Archives beginning over to Honeybee Coffee & on page 72. Brewery. Their west locations are at West Town Mall at the Elite Suites Salon Studios entrance off Morrell Road and on Kingston Pike between Lovell Road and Campbell Station next door to Matlock Tire - complete with an outdoor patio and large roll-up doors for an outdoor café feel. Their south location is across the river on up-and-coming Sevier Avenue. And don’t forget to visit their Sevierville location the next time you are headed to the outlets or mountains. Honeybee Coffee & Brewery 10716 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37934 865.392.1005 West Town Mall • South Knoxville • Sevierville HoneybeeCoffeeCo.com



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KITCHEN PANTRY of the past was usually just a small reach-in closet that had a few, nonadjustable shelves for food storage. Today’s pantries, whether a walk- or reach-in, are larger and should be designed to maximize storage. They can even serve as a morning coffee station or prep area. If you’re planning your pantry for a renovation or new home, there are several important ideas to keep in mind: Design Doors that Open Out - Adding a door that opens into the pantry minimizes valuable storage space, so make sure the door swings out. Include a Counter - If you have the space, include a countertop to set bags of groceries on while they are being unloaded into the pantry. You can also use the countertop for minor prep work. This area should be at least 15.5 inches deep. Include Electrical Outlets - Place electrical outlets just above the counter. This allows you to use small appliances like a coffee maker or toaster. There are a number of small appliances you may want to plug in. Even if you don’t plan to include any, you never know what you’ll want in the future, and at that

Slide-out baskets and scoop-front drawers provide convenience and lots of storage capacity.

point it’s too late to easily add them. Plan on Adjustable Shelving - Altering the height of your shelves will accommodate various sizes of food products and small appliances. Use a Section of Deeper Shelving - If your pantry is large enough, using deeper shelving gives you space to store bigger appliances, such as toaster ovens, slow cookers, or mixers. In addition to keeping these appliances within reach when you need them, you’ll also free up valuable real estate in the kitchen.

Choose Good Lighting - Lighting doesn’t have to be expensive. Just make sure it’s functional. Without good lighting, you won’t be able to see that can of soup at the back of the shelf. Include Special Storage Components Think about what you want to store in your pantry. Would slide-out baskets for snacks be useful? What about vertical slotted spaces to store baking pans and serving platters? Would scoop-front drawers be useful? Depending on the space available, these features provide a lot of convenience and make it easy to see or hide - certain items. Tailored Living of Knoxville’s experienced design consultants will listen to your specific family needs to help you maximize the storage and convenience in your pantry. The design consultant will help guide you through the pantry process so it’s minimal stress and you have the pantry you always wanted.

Tailored Living

865.947.8686 TailoredLivingKnoxville.com

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Suffer from Hip or Knee Pain? RELIEF is Possible! I couldn’t do the things I enjoyed and I had run out of options. were always very caring and helpful. When Dena was asked what she would say to someone who was on the fence about trying something like this, she said, “Whatever issue you’ve got, West Knox Acupuncture can help.” You can see Dena personally talk about her experience if you go to wate.com/living-east-tennessee/ west-knox-acupuncture-testimonial. If Dena’s situation sounds like you or someone you know, call West Knox Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine at 865-275-2444.


ENA HAD a lot of pain in her knee from a torn meniscus, even after having surgery to repair it. The knee pain caused her to walk in such a way that her lower back and hip also started hurting. She had already done steroid injections and physical therapy, but nothing helped. Dena had always enjoyed working out and living an active lifestyle with her friends and family, but the pain was really holding her back. She couldn’t e ve n t a i l g a t e a t UT football games because of the pain. Her friend told h e r a b o u t We s t Knox Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine, so she gave them a call. Dena was able to set up an initial consultation and start treatment right away when they told her they could help. It was very comforting to know that the doctors at West Knox Acupuncture have been helping people just like her get out of pain for almost 20 years. About 10 weeks into her treatment plan, Dena was pain free for the first time in years! She was finally able to sleep without her pain waking her up at night. At the end of her treatment plan, she was able to hike up the hills and walk the stairs to the stadium at UT football games. Her family was

almost as excited as she was now that she had gotten her life back! When Dena was asked about what the treatments were like, she told us that the first time she didn’t even feel the needles. She also said that she felt much more relaxed overall, and the clinic was so nice that she felt like she was at a spa. Dena shared that the doctors there were very empathetic and truly cared about her and wanted her to feel better. The front and back office staff

After my treatments, I was pain free for the first time in years!



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F YOU’RE SEEKING something different about the place you call home, you might choose to occupy a tiny home, an airy loft, a historic house, or a vacation retreat. While living in a unique residence can bring daily fulfillment (and plent y of conversation when guests arrive), more often than not these types of dwellings lack in storage space. If your non-traditional abode is challenged in this area, read on to learn how Knoxville-based Shelf Help can make your storage options as dreamy as your one-of-a-kind refuge. Tiny Homes Seeking more freedom and flexibility out of life, tiny home residents minimize homeownership headaches by lessening their square footage. Whether your home is wee or full-size, make sure you have all the cooking supplies you need in the kitchen with Shelf Help components such as a pulldown 3-tier spice rack. Loft Living The industrial look, exposed brick, and

open floor plans of loft spaces are the stuff of cool movie scenes. If you live downtown or down the road apiece, your bathroom will benefit from Shelf Help’s vanity pullout with a divided acrylic tray for makeup and haircare supplies. Homes with a History Victorian or antebellum, mid-century or brownstone, residences with a past boast enviable design features and fascinating floor plans. For homes that are a century

old (or built just last year), a door mounted pantry organizer gives you room to stock extras of what you need most. Vacation Havens While most people use their vacation home, RV, or houseboat to get away from it all, a few decide to set up house permanently. Whichever you choose, maximize every inch of cabinet storage throughout with customized pull-out shelves. Discover Storage Satisfaction Make your distinctive dwelling even more appealing with Shelf Help’s customized rollout shelves for your kitchen, bath, pantry, and more. Locally owned and operated, Shelf Help’s customers save 50% or more when compared to national brands. Call us today for your free, in-home, no-obligation consultation - we look forward to seeing your personal palace!

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HE BLUES. The genre affects people in many ways. Wynton Marsalis said of it, “Ever ything comes out in blues music: joy, pain, struggle. Blues is affirmation with absolute elegance. It’s about a man and a woman. So the pain and the struggle in the blues is that universal pain that comes from having your heart broken. Most blues songs are not about social statements.” Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones said, “If you don’t know the blues, there’s no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.” ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons said, “The blues is a mighty long road. Or it could be a river, one that twists and turns and flows into a sea of limitless musical potential.” If anyone personifies all that the blues is, it is Jimmie Vaughan. The Dallas, Texas, born musician has played the blues from his first band, The Pendulums. Jimmie and the band opened for another “Jim”: Jimi Hendrix. Jimmie loaned Jimi his Vox wah-wah pedal to use during his show. The pedal broke during his performance, and Jimi gave Jimmie his own touring pedal. Jimmie went on to form another band that gained much more fame than The

Pendulums: The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Jimmie also played a part in the 1998 movie Blues Brothers 2000 as the wingman guitarist in the fictional B.B. King led band the Louisiana Gator Boys. As the pandemic began to abate last year, Jimmie toured as the opening act for his good friend, Eric Clapton, playing before packed houses all across the U.S. He will rejoin Clapton for more concert dates this fall. Before that happens, Jimmie and his band will be touring on their own. As luck would have it for East Tennesseans, that tour is stopping by Knoxville, playing at the Bijou Theatre on July 14th. The tour is in support of The Jimmie Vaughan Story - a special limited-edition box set and book including more than 200 photos covering his life and the breadth of his remarkable career. During a recent phone conversation with Jimmie, he pulled out a copy of the box set and chatted about some of the songs contained within it. “Here’s ‘I Can’t Quit You, Baby’ - the Otis Rush song. There are instrumentals that we never put out. Here’s a version of me playing steel guitar on ‘Harbor Lights’ live in Louisiana. Early, early, early T-birds. There’s me playing guitar with Bill Carter, Willie The Wimp... Albert Collins, Jimmy Rogers;

‘Sugar Coated Love’ with Lou Ann Barton I played lead on that. There’s a song with Delbert McClinton; a couple of tunes from the Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute.” He continued to share names of people that were part of the treasure chest of musical memories. Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Dr. John, Art Neville, Bo Didley, John Lee Hooker, James Cotton, Charlie Mussellwhite, and Billy Gibbons. It would’ve have been a shorter list to name the blues greats who were not on this amazing collection of music. It’s selections from that box set that Jimmie will be featuring during his stop at the Bijou. Regarding touring with Eric Clapton, Jimmie shared, “It was great. It’s always a great time to open a show like that - especially when it’s Eric and his great band. The whole thing was fun.” Then, speaking in the context that the Eric Clapton shows were played as the pandemic was lifting, Jimmie added, “We played live, we played music, and the world is still spinning. Imagine that.” Jimmie lives outside of Austin, Texas, which has a legendary music scene there. Think Nashville with a Texas drawl and flavor thrown in - just to make it different. When Jimmie isn’t out on the road on tour, he’s been known to drop in at a venue or two (especially at C-Boys Heart & Soul on Austin’s Congress Avenue) with his band to play his brand of blues. “When we’re in Austin, we play,” he said. “I got a trio with Mike Flanigin. Mike kicks bass on a (Hammond) B3. I’ve got my drummer and myself. So when we’re around here, we’ll play on the weekends.” Order your tickets to see Jimmie Vaughan at the Bijou Theatre by visiting KnoxBijou.org. Read the rest of this interesting interview with Jimmie by visiting 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.


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Enjoy your summer evenings with the soothing sounds of gentle water flowing and the soft light flickering from these ombre candles. A timer feature provides peace of mind and hours of enjoyment. Available at Design Decor, 627 American Glass Way in Knoxville, 865.769.0039, DesignDecorKnoxville.com.


BBQ season is upon us! Spice up your summer staple with exciting Captain Rodney’s glazes, rubs, and sauces! Available at The Town Framery & Gifts, 12814 Kingston Pike in Farragut, 865.671.6627, TheTownFramery.com.



Light up your summer nights with solar powered luminary lanterns in a variety of styles and colors to accent any décor. American made with battery backup. Available at Meadow View Greenhouses & Garden Center, 9885 Highway 11E in Lenoir City, 865.986.7229, MeadowViewGreenhouse.com.



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Elta MD UV Stick sunscreen is easy to apply, messfree, residue-free sun protection that’s dermatologist tested and formulated for the whole family. This water-resistant, all-mineral SPF 50+ formula absorbs quickly, blends easily, and works for all skin tones without leaving a white cast and has broad-spectrum and antioxidant protection against UVA (aging), UVB (burning), and HEV (high energy visible or blue light) rays. Available at Southeastern Dermatology, 1930 Pinnacle Pointe Way in Knoxville, 865.474.8800, DrDoppelt.com.


These unique meteor-inspired bowls are cast, bound together, and fired. Then it receives a reactive glaze and is fired a second time. There is a tremendous amount of artisan work that goes into every piece, and each piece is one of a kind. Available at Decorating Den Interiors | Kozar Design Team, 521 Lovell Road, Suite 205 in Knoxville, 865.392.6222, SandyKozar.DecoratingDen.com.


Exuding pure luxury, the Berkeley Sofa features a fully button-tufted velvet body highlighted by a subtle nickel nailhead trim. Elaborately carved espresso-finished legs complete the elegant look. Available at Shae Design Studio, 9700 Kingston Pike in Knoxville, 865.313.2656, ShaeDesigns.com.



Keep your pans clatter-free with our hanging pan organizer in chrome or black nickel finish. Mounts in cabinet so pans hang down like a traditional hanging pot rack. Includes soft close slides and is fully customizable with an array of hooks. Available and installed by Knoxville-based Shelf Help, 865.675.5098, ShelfHelpTN.com.

Save the date! 50% Off Sizzling Summer Sale begins Saturday, July 16th, at 10 am - and we will also be open on Sunday the 17th from 1 to 6 pm! - 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, LilyPadBoutiqueOnline.com.

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Loving Last Days of Autumn


Denton & Lori Lesslie love to eat. They are Knoxville natives who have fun finding and experiencing local food and drink spots while sharing their adventures @somewhere.inthe.south.

UMMER MAY have just begun, but it’s time to visit Last Days of Autumn Brewery, Knoxville! We can’t say enough good things about this local treasure. It’s full of great vibes, great craft beer, great food, great weekly specials, and great events. Last Days of Autumn is a local chill spot that’s worth the visit over and over again. This is for sure one of our favorite breweries in town. Looking for a new IPA to try? Denton had the Pardon My Garden IPA. How about an amber ale? Lori ordered the Nice Marmot. We will both absolutely order these again on our next visit but will venture out to try their other brews as well. From the moment you walk in the door, you feel at home. Not only are we drawn to their laid-back vibes, eclectic eye-catching décor, and beer, but the food is fantastic. The last time we ventured to Last Days, they had prepared a special for the day: sweet tea brined spare ribs smoked and glazed with a peach, brown sugar, vinegar, and cayenne reduction. Hello! When included with cornbread, coleslaw, and potato salad, expect good things. And this was all good things. We also tried the Pit Boss sandwich (a regular menu item) with pulled pork, pimento cheese, bacon jam, and coleslaw… oh my. Add a side of baked beans and score! This is definitely a get again. They know how to brew, and they know how to BBQ.


IND WALDO is back for July 2022! Join the fun while exploring downtown museums and shops. The publisher of the Waldo book series selects 250 locallyowned bookstores across the country each year to host the Waldo Scavenger Hunt during the month of July. As the home to Union Ave Books, Downtown Knoxville is lucky to be one of the cities regularly selected. Put on your striped shirt and black-rimmed specs (optional, of course) and come for a good old-fashioned scavenger hunt in Downtown Knoxville. Where? In almost 3 dozen locations in Downtown Knoxville.



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The food fun doesn’t stop there though! Get ready for Taco Tuesdays with Birria Tacos. (Check out their Facebook page for this one.) You’ll also find Korean Pork tacos, Carnitas tacos, Buffalo Chicken tacos, and Green Chili tacos. Pencil in a Taco Tuesday on your calendar for these scrumptious creations, invite your friends, and make it a date! Craving a shrimp boil? Then look no further than Last Days of Autumn! They start cooking up the shrimp every Friday at 4 pm. We’ve tasted this one, too, and it’s another YES! What else is there to love about Last Days on E Magnolia Avenue? Besides the yummy food, great craft beer to pair it with, and relaxing vibes, expect to hear local musicians that are worth your listening ear as you sit back and relax and chat with friends. Don’t just take our word for it… follow them on Facebook and/or Instagram, read through their menu, check out their many events, and tell them Somewhere in the South sent you. You’ll be glad you did, and we’d love to hear how much you enjoyed it! Follow us as we venture out from Somewhere in the South to join us for more local food, drink, and life adventures @somewhere.inthe.south on Instagram and Facebook! Till Next Time, Denton & Lori

How? Visit any of the participating locations during the month of July and pick up your Waldo Passport. Then just start hunting! Collect a store stamp at each Waldo sighting... and keep up the search. Diligent seekers collecting twenty or more stamps will be entered to win a deluxe set of Waldo books. You’ll also find fun, treats, and prizes along the way. Share where you find Waldo at #foundwaldoknox. Interested in finding some free parking? No search needed. Downtown has over 5,500 spaces free on nights and weekends. Check DowntownKnoxville.org for more details.


The Furniture

Some call it "Luxury Design." Our Interior Design team collaborated for months with the client and architect to bring a pool house dream to reality. From the architectural details to the electrical plan and decorative finishes, we worked with the contractors to ensure the success of the stunning end result. The beauty of the beams, cabinetry, countertops, custom fixtures, and upholstery make this local pool house the envy of all.

While we’ve seen countless woven and leather elements in design throughout the years, the warmth and dimension these materials bring to a space remains indisputable. We love incorporating a variety of textures in our projects to add interest and set the tone of the overall aesthetics. This particular project is replete with custom textiles, handselected fabrics, and unique furniture pieces that were all designed and selected by our team.

Lighting Artisan-crafted, expertly-placed lighting adds sparkle, interest, dimension, and life to a space. Great lighting has the power to determine the mood, energy, and focus of your most beloved belongings and environments. The delicate balance of light and shade brings undeniable perfection to an interior. The scale required for the vaulted ceilings in this project makes these jewelry pieces breathtaking!

The Textiles

The Décor

Textiles bring texture, comfort, beauty, and durability to your home. The layering of upholstery, pillows, throws, and rugs can soften the hard architectural details and create a collected, well-lived-in feel to a space. Cool hues and muted tones set the relaxing energy of this luxurious backyard pool retreat, creating vacation vibes mere steps from the clients' backdoor. This lucky Knoxville family can escape to paradise without ever leaving home.

This design project was all about styling. The most successful décor has a meticulous mix of materials, well-defined color palette, and complementary accents, which ultimately define how a space is experienced. With curated décor, natural elements, art, and finishing touches, this pool house project exceeded client expectations and brought their dream to life. The Shae Design team looks forward to doing the same for your next project.



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CUSTOM LANDSCAPE LIGHTING DESIGN & INSTALLATION Custom Landscape Lighting Design A thoughtful and well-conceived landscape lighting design will add warmth and elegance to your home or business. Our teams of professional lighting designers can turn your place into a nighttime show stopper. When amazing matters, you can count on Lighthouse Outdoor Lighting.

BEFORE We Design Nightscapes to Enhance the Way You Live A professionally installed landscape lighting system, no matter how complex, should be discreetly installed with little to no visible impact to your landscape. We leave every property picture perfect.


Call Heath Myrick, Owner of Lighthouse Outdoor Lighting of Knoxville, today! It won’t cost you anything to have us come out to look at your project and show you what we do. Every professional landscape lighting installation is done with painstaking care in keeping with the highest standards in the industry.

Put Your Garage Back on the Tour


F A TOUR of your home for visiting friends and family conveniently avoids the unsightly garage, you can quickly put your garage back on the tour. Garage storage and organizational solutions from PremierGarage make it easier to stay organized and provide the best use of personal and shared space. As the nation’s leader in garage enhancements, PremierGarage can beautify and maximize your garage space with custom garage flooring, cabinets, and wall storage solutions.

This before and after shows a stained, pitted floor with a badly damaged joint. The PremierGarage team repaired the joint and used Quartzite color to create a beautiful garage floor.

First, PremierGarage transforms that oil-stained, pitted, and peeling epoxy-coated floor. Specialists prepare your existing garage floor by diamond grinding the surface before applying a proprietary concrete coating system. The commercial-grade flooring provides a high-performance and durable elegance while eliminating stains, cracks, and chipping - all backed up with a 10-year warranty. The easy-to-clean, slip-resistant surface is available in a variety of colors, and because it’s two times harder than conventional epoxy coatings, it stands up to hot tires, dropped tools, and stains of any kind. Installed in just two days - half the time of conventional coatings - you’ll be back in your garage in no time. And the mounds of stuff piled up in corners and along the walls? All it takes is the proper storage system. Get everything off the floor and into sturdy cabinets and wall-mounted organizers. The cabinets, with shelves that are 25% thicker than the industry standard, are suspended off the floor, making it easy to clean underneath while protecting the cabinets and its contents from water. Childproof cabinets are also available to prevent children and pets from accessing potentially harmful chemicals and tools. With a clean, uniform look, the result is an attractive and inviting space that adds value to your home. Most garages are a continuation of a home’s living space, so you want your garage to be as stylish and functional as the rest of your home. Call PremierGarage and discover just how affordable transforming your garage can be and get your garage back on the tour.


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UT Gardens’ Plant of the Month

Lavender: The Useful Plant BY PJ S N O D G R A S S , A DJ U N C T P R O F E S S O R F O R P L A N T S C I E N C E S , U N I V E R S I T Y O F T E N N E S S E E ’ S I N S T I T U T E O F A G R I C U LT U R E


OW MANY TIMES do you use the phrase “stop and smell the roses?” This sentiment also applies to many plants and especially to lavender. One of my favorite places in the University of Tennessee Gardens, Knoxville is the Herb Spiral. Not only is the spiral a wonderful display of herbs, but it also features beautiful lavender growing among its rocks. The particular plant is Spanish lavender (Lavandula stoechas). With its “bunny ears” appearance, just looking at it makes you smile because it looks so happy. And the bees love it! Lavender belongs to the genus Lavandula, which includes 45 different species and more than 450 varieties, with still more in development by plant breeders! This wide variety allows for a vast array of bloom times, foliage, and flower colors. Many people are familiar with English lavender (Lavandula angustofolia), which boasts 39 cultivars. It is also called common lavender or true lavender. Equally familiar is French lavender (Lavandula dentata), known as fringed lavender, so named due to its toothed leaf shape. Portuguese lavender (Lavandula latifolia) has spike-like flowers and is very aromatic. A popular interspecific hybrid is Lavandin (Lavandula x intermedia), a cross of the English and Portuguese types. It is cold hardy like the English lavender but also heat tolerant like the Portuguese types. Finally, there is Spanish lavender (Lavandula stoechas), which is sometimes referred to, confusingly enough, as French lavender, but

Photo courtesy of UTIA

Spanish lavender can be seen in the Herb Spiral at the University of Tennessee Gardens, Knoxville.



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Deep Purple variety.

more descriptively as butterfly lavender. This type features distinctive wing-like petals and is often used for potpourri. Do not limit your color palette thinking that this beautiful herb comes only in lilac, blue, or lavender. Other bloom colors available are violet blue, rose, pale pink, white, and yellow! Many cultivars grow well in Tennessee, including ‘Provence’, ‘Hidecote’, ‘Phenomenal’, and ‘Munstead’. Like many herbs, lavender is a plant of varied uses. Because of its wonderful, soothing fragrance, silver grey foliage, and delicate flowers, lavender is often used in essential oils, candles, soaps, hydrosols, culinary, and other types of artisanal products. If you ever want a challenge with a beautiful reward, try making a lavender wand. There are plenty of online sources to help you make a lovely, fragrant bundle! One of the most common uses of lavender is for aromatherapy. Lavandula angustifolia is the recommended species for making essential oils. Take care when applying any essential oil directly to the skin, as the undiluted oil may cause skin irritation for some people. Dilute an essential oil by mixing a few drops with a carrier oil such as jojoba or coconut oil. Do a little research about the ratio before mixing your own.

Speaking of research, studies conducted in healthcare settings measured the efficacy of lavender in reducing anxiety, stress, and increasing sleep quality. A study conducted in 2019 looked at the effects of lavender oil patches on patients in a hematology-oncology setting. Patients who agreed to participate received a lavender patch attached to their gown or shirt at the start of the evening shift. The patients were able to inhale the scent of lavender during the night to determine if they felt less anxiety and experienced better sleep. The patch was removed in the morning when the patient was awake and active. Although it was a small study, its results indicated that some patients reported better sleep quality and milder anxiety when they were wearing the lavender patch. Other researchers in the healthcare settings are looking at the benefits of lavender in patients undergoing chemotherapy or those with dementia, headaches, stress, anxiety, or sleep disorders. Most lavenders grown in Tennessee are either the English, French, or the Spanish types. Typically, the English lavenders are more cold hardy and the Spanish types are more heat tolerant which, based on your location, may dictate your choice. There are a few growing requirements common for most species. Lavenders perform best in well-drained soil and lots of sun. A neutral to slightly alkaline soil is best. Amending the soil with sand or some fine grit will help the drainage. Do not plant lavender too deep. A good practice is to have it slightly above the soil line with soil mounded around the base. This allows the water to drain away from the plant. Since lavender likes heat, you can add some pea gravel around the base of the plant so heat is reflected up onto the plant. It also dresses up your beautiful lavender! There is really nothing to lose when you grow lavender. It has so many uses, it is a beautiful and hardy plant, and it is very celebrated, so you can put attending lavender festivals on your fun activity list! As with many herbs, there is always something new to learn about lavender, a truly useful plant. 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 are free to the public.

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


E ARE at the mid-point of the year, so it’s time to do an evaluation of your yard. How are things going? If you don’t know, it’s time to do your checkup! Look into your tree canopies and at the trunks for signs of trouble, and take a good look at your other plants. Look down inside to see what’s happening in the interior where insects like to hide. There are also a lot of fungal problems occurring because of the humidity, so keep an eye on that as well. It has been a trying year for some folks, so let us know what we can do to help. Suggested to-do list for the month: ✻ Water issues are the #1 plant killer. It can be either too much or too little. People tend to underestimate how much water trees and shrubs use and overestimate how much perennials and annuals use. The only way to truly judge how much water a plant gets is to measure it with a gauge. An easy trick is to set tuna or cat food cans around your yard to see how much water is actually going to an area. To test containers, either stick your finger in it or use a water meter. Some plants are heavy drinkers and some are light drinkers. Adjust accordingly. ✻ What is your mulch situation? If you have sparse mulch, a fresh layer will keep temperature and moisture levels stable. You never need more than 3", and should never pile it around the trunk of your trees. Any hardwood mulch or pine straw will work fine. ✻ There are so many bugs this year! I’ve had Hellebore aphids, sawfly larvae on my roses, and now the Japanese Beetles have arrived. However, please don’t get carried away with insecticides! Not every bug is harmful. Always start with the least toxic product first, and only escalate if that is ineffective. Dense evergreens like junipers and spruce will be aided by a good strong blast of the water hose weekly to knock out loose needles that harbor insects. ✻ I need to alert you to the rise in cases of Crepe Myrtle Bark Scale. If affected, your Crepe will start to have black sooty mold on the trunk with small white or grey lumps. Once the scale attaches to your tree, it secretes a shell over itself, making it impervious to insecticides. A good scrubbing will help, but that may not be practical if you have a large plant. Stop by or give us a call if you think your Crepe Myrtles have it. Oh yeah, Crepe Murder pruning makes your plant more susceptible! ✻ We have fungus among us. Remove infected leaves and get any fallen leaves away from the plant. Avoid wetting the leaves when watering, and pull the mulch

away if the area seems to be holding water. Dense shrubs like roses and laurels may benefit from careful pruning to improve air circulation. Copper and Neem are your first lines of defense, along with a good cleaning. If that doesn’t seem to take care of the problem, give us a call. ✻ Speaking of fungus, this year we’re seeing an unfortunate amount of a disease called Verticillium Wilt. It causes the rapid death of many plants from perennials to trees. Once the plant is infected, there is no treatment. If a plant seems to die almost overnight, suspect Verticillium. ✻ Did you plant vegetables this year? If you aren’t having much luck, please don’t give up. Gardening is all about experience. If you are having good luck, keep harvesting so your plants don’t stop producing. Water regularly, but try very hard to avoid getting water on the leaves. Water at ground lever (a drip system is best), mulch to prevent splash, and remove sickly leaves. There are fungicides and insecticides that are safe to use on edibles, so stop by if you’re having a problem. ✻ It’s also time to check on your container gardens, and that means spreading the plants apart and looking down inside.

Are they lush and full or straggly and ugly? Fertilize, trim, and deadhead plants to keep them healthy looking. If they’re 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. ✻ Don’t forget your perennials! They need some love, too. Deadhead and cut back plants as needed. Pruning plants that get leggy will keep them from flopping. If you have hardy mums, the recommendation is to cut them back to 4" tall on July 4th (or thereabouts) so they’ll look nice in the fall. ✻ Many birds are on round 2 or 3 of babies, so keep those feeders and birdbaths clean and full. It will also help to clean out houses so nesting materials don’t build up, raising the eggs and babies within reach of predators. Stop by and take a look at some of the beautiful things we have in our greenhouse and gift shop. Let us help you have a beautiful home!

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Arrested Development Explained

’ M INCR E AS INGLY working with young adults who’ve been arrested. They haven’t done anything criminal, but they may as well be in jail. They don’t enjoy the freedom to go where they want to. They’re fearful that they’ll make a misstep and get themselves into trouble. And they worry that their futures may be forever altered by the decisions they’re making now. Their personal development has been arrested (frozen) – and their lives are in danger of failing to become all that they could have been. Arrested development is “an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely.” The arrested young adults I serve are unable to move toward the things that make up a life because they fear making an irreversible mistake. As a result, they are now at risk for losing their chance at full and impactful lives. Eight of the ten pivotal decisions, experiences and insights that define the trajectory of your life happen before your mid-30s: The first 10 years of a career exponentially impact lifetime earnings; Half of Americans enter relationships with their future life partner by age 30; Brain and personality development stop around age 26, so changing yourself gets harder. And fertility peaks at age 28 then gets tricky after age 35, so having a family gets less likely. A post-millennial’s midlife crisis will be the realization that they can’t have the career, marriage, or child they wanted. How can you help your arrested child or friend? First, encourage them to do educational and vocational things to add value to who they are. Your twenties are the best time for radical career and job pursuits because you don’t have the constraints or penalties that come later in life. Second, encourage them to develop relationships that add value to their life. Staying in comfortable relational groups that don’t fit their life aspirations limit who they become. Encourage them to seek relationships with people who are on the kind of life trajectory they want. Last, help them understand that the time to start building their future family is now. The best time to work on your marriage is before you have one. Encourage them to intentionally pursue people with the qualities they want in a life partner, rather than trusting it to chance. Choices to try, to go, to learn or to ask something risky have more potential for positive gain. Pacifying or discouraging a young adult from making these to avert risk might just prevent a child or friend from becoming all they could be. Your twenties aren’t a time to push pause, they’re a fleeting opportunity. Guiding You To Work That Fits 865.755.4543 DrJimBailey.com

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Your New Favorite Salmon Recipe


NUTRITIONAL powerhouse that has solidified its place on the Superfood list, salmon offers many impressive health benefits. Salmon is a versatile protein with a delicate, less “fishy” taste. Just two servings per week can help reduce the risk of several diseases, increase heart health, and decrease the effects of arthritis. According to Healthline.com, salmon is particularly high in selenium, an important nutrient that is involved in DNA synthesis, thyroid hormone metabolism, and reproductive health. It’s also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, a type of hearthealthy fat that can decrease inflammation and support brain health. What’s more, salmon is rich in vitamin B12, which is necessary for producing red blood cells and regulating the health of the central nervous system. It’s low in saturated fat and bursting with potassium, iron, and vitamin D. Therefore, salmon aids in good health, as it makes up for most of the mineral and vitamin deficiencies in our body if we make it a part of our regular diet. Try the tasty recipe for Classic Smoked Salmon from Full Boar BBQ’s Jacob Lubbers to make it easy to add more salmon to your family’s meals. Make plenty as leftovers can be added to salads, made into salmon patties, or turned into a creamy dip for chips and veggies. Healthy never tasted better!



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Classic Smoked Salmon - Full Boar Style BY J A C O B LU B B E R S

Ingredients: • 1 full salmon filet, around 3 lbs. (Can certainly substitute for already portioned filet pieces, the recipe works the same just scale for the amount of fish you have.) • 3 lemons • 1 bunch of fresh dill • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar (I created this recipe low carb style and substituted real brown sugar for Swerve brown sugar replacement.) • Aluminum foil • Cutting board - enough to accommodate the salmon TIP: For ease of application, use olive oil in a spray can. Suggested Full Boar BBQ Products: Full Boar BBQ All-Purpose Garden, Barn, and River Rub Full Boar BBQ Bourbon Street Cajun Seasoning TIP: Full Boar BBQ 17th and Vine Kansas City BBQ Sauce is the perfect dipping sauce to go with this salmon. Directions: Preheat smoker or cooker to 225º while getting fish prepared. (This recipe can also be done in the oven, just roast the salmon at 300º for a half hour to an hour to an internal temp of 145º on a baking sheet and follow all other instructions.) First, rinse fish off in the sink. Often, when they are being prepared at the store, scales will lodge themselves on the fish. You want to get rid of all of those. Pat dry with paper towels when done. Then slice the lemons into quarter inch rounds. Lay your salmon, skin side up, on the board and spray the skin lightly with olive oil spray or rub lightly with olive oil. Then take your shaker of Full Boar BBQ All Purpose Garden, Barn, and River Rub and generously season the skin. Flip the fish over and repeat this for the meat side, following it up with a healthy layer of Full Boar BBQ Bourbon Street Cajun Seasoning. After seasoning, lay a sheet of aluminum foil big enough to hold your fish, as well as fold the edge up to create a sort of boat to contain any liquids from dripping during cooking. On the foil, lay out lemon rounds in a diagonal pattern that your filet can rest on. Between the lemons, break up some of the fresh dill and place it randomly. Place the salmon filet directly on top of these lemon pieces, and sprinkle with brown sugar or sugar replacement all over the fish. On top of the sugar, repeat on top what we did under the fish with the lemons and dill. This is now ready to move to the smoker or cooker. TIP: Fold up the edges of the foil to contain liquid from dripping. Cooking times will vary by the size of your fish. This 3 lb. filet took about an hour and a half at 225º. Internal temp for salmon is 145º, although I do prefer mine a bit under that. (See tip below). Look for a nice “crust” to form. When the salmon is done, it will also emit a bit of a white liquid in random spots. Do not fear, this is just some of the delicious marbling rendering in the fish. The more of this you see, the better the marbling was on your cut of fish! Let salmon rest for 5-10 minutes before serving. TIP: If you want to hit exactly 145º, pull the fish off at about 137º-138º and it will cook the rest of the way during its 10 minute rest. For crispy skin, take sliced filet pieces and put them into a screaming hot cast iron skillet with oil for 30-45 second to get that nice crunch on the bottom.

Random Acts of Flowers’


HE GROWTH of Random Acts of Flowers since its beginning in 2008 has been quite remarkable. During the past 13 years, Random Acts of Flowers has delivered more than 152,000 bouquets of re-purposed flowers to individuals in healthcare facilities here in the Greater Knoxville area. With a staff of just three full-time employees, the only way Random Acts of Flowers can create and deliver this many personal moments of kindness is thanks to its dedicated, funloving, and hard-working volunteer base. During the past 12 months, Random Acts of Flowers volunteers were able to put in more than 7,100 hours into delivering hope by collecting flower donations from grocery stores, florists, and events around the area; sorting and preparing the flowers; repurposing them into beautiful individual bouquets; and delivering them to local healthcare facilities. Volunteers come to Random Acts of Flowers for a variety of reasons: some volunteer to enjoy the comradery of being with others that enjoy giving back to the community, some volunteer as part of a corporate day of service, some find floral arranging

Patient receiving a RAF bouquet and a smile!

therapeutic, some volunteer in honor of a friend or family member that received one of our bouquets, and some volunteer because they themselves have been the recipient of a Random Acts of Flower bouquet! Whatever the reason for their participation, our volunteers are critical to our being able to carry out our mission of delivering hope and personal moments of kindness to those in our local healthcare community that most need one. During the past few months, more and more healthcare facilities have opened back up to allowing Random Acts of Flowers’

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volunteers to personally go room-to-room and make the floral deliveries directly to the recipients! The focus of the volunteers in 2022 has been - and continues to be to engage in activities that help others in a time of need and to continue to put forth their best efforts to ensure that Random Acts of Flowers maintains its minimal environmental footprint. As Random Acts of Flowers continues to increase its output and grow, there is always room for more volunteers. Even if you have never worked with flowers or made a bouquet, not to worry! Experienced volunteers teach and train newcomers until they are comfortable and confident. Come join the fun and know that your effort is making someone else’s day better! For more information about becoming a Random Acts of Flowers volunteer, call the workshop at 865-633-9082, email info@ RAFKnoxville.org, or visit RAFKnoxville.org. July 202 2



KMA is Celebrating and Empowering Women Artists Women Artists: Highlights from the Hunter Museum of American Art Now through July 24 Currents: Women Artists from the Knoxville Museum of Art Collection Now through August 14


HE KNOXVILLE MUSEUM of Art, in conjunction with the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, showcases what two important Tennessee cultural organizations are doing to support and empower women artists. Women Artists: Highlights from the Hunter Museum of American Art and Currents: Women Artists from the KMA Collection. Both exhibitions pay tribute to contemporary women artists represented in each museum’s respective collections. Each exhibit includes a wide variety of artistic mediums from photography and painting to fiber works and installations. Since 2000, the Hunter Museum of American Art has prioritized the acquisition of works by women artists, who have long lagged behind their male counterparts when it comes to museum-level recognition. Like the Hunter, the Knoxville Museum of Art has actively sought to acquire outstanding works by women for its collection. The selection on view reflects women’s broad technical and aesthetic range found in contemporary art. According to KMA Executive Director David Butler, “The KMA celebrates East Tennessee’s rich and diverse visual legacy, which includes important women artists going back as far as the nineteenth century. We’re proud to join forces with our sister organization in Chattanooga, the Hunter Museum of American Art, to showcase the vital role played by women more recently, whether from our region or further afield.” Visit KnoxArt.org for more information.

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Center New Exhibitions Opening Emporium July 1


HE ARTS & Culture Alliance is pleased to present new fiber exhibitions throughout the Emporium Center from July 1-29 in celebration of Convergence®. This international fiber art experience occurs July 15-21 in downtown Knoxville and is hosted by the Handweavers Guild of America, based in Atlanta. The new works include juried exhibitions by two international membership organizations, Appalachian Center for Craft, and seven Tennessee fiber guilds. Complexity 2022: Innovations in Weaving Complexity 2022 is Complex Weavers’ biennial juried international members’ exhibition featuring works that employ complex weave structures. Complex weaving is defined by the cloth produced and the mind it took to create it, not by the equipment used. This year, 29 works from the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Australia will be presented including wall art, fiber sculpture, wearables, yardage, and home textiles. A panel of jurors, specializing in different forms of fiber art and craft, selected the work based on originality of design, effective use of complexity through weave structure, technical excellence, visual impact, effective use of color palette and surface embellishments, construction, and finishing techniques that aesthetically enhance the work. Complex Weavers is a non-profit corporation dedicated to expanding the boundaries of handweaving, encouraging weavers to develop their own creative styles and inspiring advancement through research, documentation, and the sharing of innovative ideas. American Tapestry Alliance: Tiny But Mighty 2022 Tiny But Mighty 2022 is an exhibit of small tapestries designed and woven by American Tapestry Alliance members. This exhibit is held every two years in conjunction with Convergence ®; members are encouraged to explore and experiment with new designs, materials, and techniques in a small format, as well as to explore the theme of “Tiny But Mighty.” This year’s exhibit features 138 hand woven tapestries from members in the United States and from around the world, including Japan, Israel, and Brazil. This popular event features exciting new ideas by ATA members that explore the expressive medium of tapestry weaving. American Tapestry Alliance is a non-profit organization


supporting the fine arts medium of contemporary handwoven tapestry. Membership with ATA is available to anyone interested in tapestry, whether they are a beginner, collector, or professional studio artist. Appalachian Center for Craft: Weaving on the Hill (TN) The Appalachian Center for Craft is a campus of the nationally accredited School of Art, Craft & Design at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville. “Weaving on the Hill” is an exhibition of work by current Artist in Residence (AIR) Rebecca Smith, past AIR Jessica Hager, recent alumni Margaret Jane Joffrion and Monya Nikahd, and current students Hannah Dammann and Erin Simmons. Their work displays examples of experimentation, learning, and art-making on the loom. Each artist has spent many hours working in the studio at the Appalachian Center for Craft and has discovered or deepened their passion for weaving in this immersive environment. This exhibition is curated by Rena Wood, Assistant Professor of Fiber Art at ACC. ACC is dedicated to promoting excellence in American craft by teaching both tradition and innovation in professional studio craft and fostering access to the highest quality craft education, craft artists, craft works, and events in a community arts context. Handweavers Guild of Nashville Memphis Guild of Handloom Weavers Overmountain Weavers Guild (Kingsport, TN) Scenic Valley Handweavers: In All Shapes and Sizes (Birchwood, TN) Tennessee Valley Handspinners (Knoxville, TN) Tuesday Weavers (Norris, TN) Wilderness Weavers’ Guild (Knoxville, TN) In addition to these exhibitions, a historical display curated by Geri Forkner will feature work and information on Jim and Dale Liles, Mary Frances Davidson, and Sallie Guy. The exhibitions will be on display at the Emporium Center, located at 100 S. Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. The Emporium is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Please note the Emporium will be closed on Monday, July 4, for the holiday. For more information, call 865-523-7543 or visit KnoxAlliance.com.


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EORGE F. BARBER (1854-1915) was an architect known for the house designs he marketed worldwide through his mail-order catalogs. A self-taught architect, Barber’s mail-order business was inspired and modeled after the Bridgepoint, Connecticut, firm of Palliser & Palliser & Company. Barber most likely purchased the Palliser’s 1878 catalog, American Cottage Homes, while working as a carpenter in Marmaton, Kansas. In 1885, while working as an architect in Dekalb, Illinois, Barber produced a small publication of his own, The Cottage Souvenir, containing 18 plans and bound by yarn tied through a hole punched in the corner. Barber arrived in Knoxville in 1888 on the advice of his doctor to seek a warmer climate. He became a partner in the Edgewood Land Improvement Company, which subdivided and developed a suburb east of Knoxville known as Park City (today, the Parkridge neighborhood) located along Washington Avenue and Jefferson Avenue. He designed more than a dozen homes in the area, including a number of his own personal homes along Washington Avenue. However, Barber’s business also looked far outside of Knoxville for clients, starting with the publication of The Cottage Souvenir #2 - A Repository of Artistic Cottage Architecture in 1891. The catalog contained 59 house plans, along with plans for barns, churches, and commercial stores. Other catalogs followed as the business thrived, including a monthly magazine. By the turn of the century, Barber owned the largest architecture firm in Knoxville and employed more than 30 draftsmen.

More than willing to customize designs, catalogs contained questionnaires and sketch pages for prospective clients to flesh out their ideas. Barber would frequently modify his designs to fit the client’s needs and specifications. Catalogs often stated, “Keep writing until you get what you want. Don’t be afraid of writing too often. We are not easily offended.” Barber’s designs ran the entire gamut, from small three and four room cottages to huge mansions. His earliest and most famous designs were examples of the late Victorian Eastlake and Queen Anne styles. A handful of Barber’s later designs show hints of bungalow influence, which Barber referred to as “chalet style.” Barber retired from his catalog business in 1908, selling more than 20,000 plans during his career. When he died in 1915, professionally trained architects were more common than in the previous generation, and retail giants like Sears and Montgomery Ward had begun selling entire prefabricated houses via mail order (something Barber never did). Today, Barber’s legacy lives on in hundreds of houses scattered across the county, including more than 20 that still stand in Knoxville. Most are located in the Fourth & Gill, Old North Knoxville, and Oakwood-Lincoln Park neighborhoods. Many of his homes are individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and many more are listed as part of historic districts. 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.



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A Summertime of Family Fun Out-of-Doors


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Women Artists: Highlights from the Hunter Museum of American Art at the Knoxville Museum of Art now through July 24.

Tennessee Smokies vs. Biloxi Shuckers at Smokies Stadium at 7:15 pm. Also the 13th-16th at 7:15 pm and 17th at 2 pm.

Tennessee Smokies vs. Birmingham Barons at Smokies Stadium at 7:15 pm. Also the 27th-30th at 7:15 pm and 31st at 2 pm.

Summer Art Academy at the Knoxville Museum of Art. Classes offered each week through July 29th. For info visit KnoxArt.org. Currents: Women Artists from the KMA Collection at the Knoxville Museum of Art now through August 14. You Should Have Been There! 1982 World’s Fair 40th Anniversary at the Museum of East TN History through October 9.

JULY 8 MusicFest at West End in Farragut from 6 to 10 pm. Also July 9th from 3 to 10 pm. Sister Act Jr. at the Knoxville Children’s Theatre at 7 pm. Also the 9th-10th, 14th-17th, and 21st-24th. Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 1 and 5 pm, and Sunday at 3 and 6 pm. Summer Movie Magic Summer of Sound: Almost Famous at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.

JULY 9 Summer Tours at the Tennessee Theatre at 11 am. Tennessee Vintage Base Ball: Stone River Scouts vs Knoxville Holstons at Historic Ramsey House at 2 pm. Twilight Tours & Night Safaris at Zoo Knoxville from 7 to 10 pm. Movies Under the Stars Terror in the Woods at Ijams Nature Center. Doors open at 7 pm, movie begins at dark. Summer Movie Magic - Cult Classics: Dirty Dancing at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.

JULY 10 Old City Market at West Jackson Avenue from 11 am to 4 pm. Second Sunday Art Activity at the Knoxville Museum of Art. Hands-on art for K-6th grade from 1 to 4 pm. Summer Movie Magic - Family Fun: Space Jam at the Tennessee Theatre at 2 pm. Second Sunday Docent Tour at the Knoxville Museum of Art from 2 to 3 pm.



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Jimmie Vaughan at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

Robert Earl Keen: I’m Comin’ Home at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 pm.



Alive After Five at the Knoxville Museum of Art from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Anastasia at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm. Also the 16th at 2 and 8 pm and 17th at 1:30 and 7 pm.

Summer Movie Magic - Summer of Sound: The Last Waltz at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.



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. Workshop: Dyeing with the Flora Around Us at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum from 10 to 11:30 am. Great for creative folks, gardeners, and anyone who loves color and flowers, the class will go over flower gardening, sustainable foraging, and fun flower facts. Tennessee Vintage Base Ball: Lightfoot Club of Chattanooga vs Knoxville Holstons at 11 am and Phoenix of East Nashville vs Knoxville Holstons at 3 pm at Historic Ramsey House. Summer Movie Magic - Cult Classics: The Godfather at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.

Kid A’ Riffic Fun in the Park at World’s Fair Park from 10 am to 1 pm. Children ages 2-12 will enjoy making crafts, playing games, and more. All activities are free.

Summer Movie Magic - Family Fun: The Sandlot at the Tennessee Theatre at 2 pm.

JULY 16 Going Beyond Live with Priscilla Shirer at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum from 9 am to 4 pm. Anatasia: Dr. Broadway Educational Session at East Tennessee Historical Society at 5 pm. Lawn Chair Concert Series at Founders Park in Farragut from 5 to 9 pm.

JULY 17 East Tennessee Bluegrass Association Monthly Jam at Ijams Nature Center from 3 to 6 pm.



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



Shinyribs at the Bijou Theatre at 7:30 pm.

4th Friday Jam at the Knoxville Visitors Center from 5 to 7 pm. Join the East TN Bluegrass Association for a traditional bluegrass jam. Hello, Dolly! by The WordPlayers at the Bijou Theatre at 7:30 pm. Also the 23rd at 2:30 and 7:30 pm and 24th at 2:30 pm. 1964: The Tribute at Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.

JULY 23 Summer Tours at the Tennessee Theatre at 11 am. Celebrating Ancient Egypt Family Day at the McClung Museum from 1 to 4 pm. Botanical Cocktails: Summer Edition at Knoxville Botanical Gardens from 3 to 5 pm.

AUGUST 2 AUGUST 3 Celebration at World’s Fair Park by East Tennessee Community Design Center at the World’s Fair Park Amphitheater from 6 to 9:30 pm.

AUGUST 5 Smoky Mountain Quilters Annual Quilt Show at the Knoxville Expo Center from 9 am to 5 pm. Also August 6 from 9 am to 4 pm. First Friday on Market Square, Gay Street, The Old City, and Downtown North beginning at 5 pm. Summer Movie Magic - Summer of Sound: A Hard Day’s Night at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.

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Knoxville Homeowners: The Five Most Common Home Security Mistakes


ITH SUMMER approaching, it is the perfect time to reevaluate the security of your property. If you are not properly securing your home, you could be increasing the chance of a home burglary. By acting now, you can easily avoid common home security mistakes to ensure your property is as safe as possible. 1. Leaving doors and windows unlocked Doors and windows serve as an easy entry point into your home when left unlocked. Whether you forgot to lock the backdoor or left a window open, you are making your home an easy target for a skilled burglar! 2. Hiding a spare key outside Still hide a key under the doormat to provide easy access for additional members of the household? Whether the key is under the doormat, hidden in a fake rock, or somewhere you think a burglar would never look, you are mistaken. Instead of hiding the spare key, leave it with a trusted neighbor, friend, or family member. Better yet, Smart Locks eliminate the need for keys, allowing you to take your home security above and beyond.

3. Providing cover for a burglar Burglars are sneaky; don’t make it easier for them by providing the perfect hiding spot. Take a walk around your property and look for areas that provide places to hide. Clear overgrown areas and keep trees and bushes near your home trimmed. 4. Leaving the garage door open Are you working in your yard all day? Did you forget to close the garage door after returning home? Not only does an open garage door provide easy access into your home, it also lets a burglar see what’s inside, potentially making your home the desired target. Most burglars pick a house after surveilling the neighborhood. Additionally, tools are most likely to be kept in the garage. Allowing easy access to these items can make a burglar’s job effortless! Keep tools and ladders locked away to prevent a burglar from using them to gain entry into your home. 5. Making it apparent that no one is home If you have to be away from your home for an extended period, follow the home security tips below: • Stop mail and newspaper delivery

• Have a neighbor park an extra vehicle in your driveway • Arrange for someone to cut the grass • Place interior and exterior lighting on a timer • Refrain from posting vacation pictures while you’re away These common home security mistakes are easy to fix and will help reduce the odds of a break-in. The best way to ensure the security of your home and family is with a reliable home security system. A home security system, installed and monitored by Fleenor Security, can easily be customized to fit your needs, providing you with the best security possible.

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AMILY VACATIONS are a great way to bond and take a step back from the hectic schedules that accompany everyday life, but sometimes time or money (or both) make planning an elaborate trip a non-starter. With gas prices still rising, many people are looking for “closer to home” options. A staycation - a vacation you take right in your hometown (or nearby) - can be much less expensive and fit into nearly any amount of available time with the added bonus of skipping out on potentially stressful travel. Consider these staycation ideas to take advantage of our local area’s attractions and prove you don’t have to go far to spend quality time together. Visit local landmarks. Just because it’s not a traditional vacation doesn’t mean you can’t pretend to be tourists! Start by visiting the places you recommend to friends and family from out of town, or pick up a city guidebook to uncover hidden spots you may not even know exist. Make a plan to seek out historic sites, visit local landmarks like museums, or try an out-of-the-way restaurant (or two) you’ve never eaten at before. VisitKnoxville.com and DowntownKnoxville.org are a great place to start your excursion search. Camp out in the backyard. Camping doesn’t have to be done far from home. In fact, it can be done right in your own backyard. Pitch a tent to sleep under the stars and plan a night full of traditional camping activities like roasting s’mores, telling spooky stories by flashlight, and trying to identify stars and constellations. Too hot and buggy to sleep outside? Build a fort and sleep in the living room! Set up a picnic in the park. Pack a basket with sandwiches, fruit, and other treats and head to the park - Knoxville has more than 80! You can enjoy a casual meal, then take advantage of the open space for a family walk or game of tag before retreating to the playground to let the little ones expel any leftover energy. There are also many benches along Neyland Greenway downtown for a picnic and walk along the river. And don’t forget about Ijams Nature Center and UT Gardens near campus. Enjoy a “themed” dinner party. Choose a country, holiday, or city to celebrate and learn more about. Create an authentic entree and dessert - complete the party with décor and music. Think of creating your own Chicago deep dish pizza, Korean Kimbap rolls, Mexican flan, or your favorite Christmas treats right in the of summer - fun!



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Wilderness at the Smokies

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Have a home spa day. If you’re looking for some relaxation but don’t want to splurge on the full spa treatment, plan an at-home oasis instead. Light some candles, run a bubble bath, and break out the facial masks and fingernail polish. Everyone in the family would enjoy a nice warm, scented foot soak in the tub! Visit an amusement park. No matter where you live, there’s probably an amusement or water park within driving distance. A quick online search before you arrive can help prepare a strategy for hitting the most popular thrill rides and waterslides while skipping those that may not provide quite the same entertainment value. A simple game of mini-golf to a weekend waterpark get-away will break up the monotony of these long summer days and give everyone in the family a fun pick me up experience. Find more tips and tricks for enjoying family time together at eLivingtoday.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. A dedicated Children’s Garden has an enchanted train station with themed model trains. Stroll along the sculpture trail and visit one of many water features. COLORSCAPES Through September 4 COLORSCAPES is an immersive, site-specific exhibition by the acclaimed Chicago art collective Luftwerk (Petra Bachmaier & Sean Gallero). Exploring the perception of the physical world through color, the exhibition features a series of dynamic, experiential outdoor installations and gallery interventions. Set along a prescribed path, the exhibition unfolds across Cheekwood’s Bradford Robertson Color Garden, A r b o re t u m L a w n , a n d B r a c ke n Foundation Children’s Garden before moving up to the portico of the Historic Mansion & Museum and into its more intimately scaled galleries. Inside, Luftwerk has created a series of immersive color and light installations using botanical colors in combination with color changing light conditions that transform into abstracted, atmospheric experiences. Visitation Information Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, located at 1200 Forrest Park just outside of Nashville, is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 am to 5 pm. Thursday Night Out from 5 to 9 pm. Visitors must purchase advanced tickets. Memberships available. For more information, visit www.Cheekwood.org.

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’M POSITIVE that I learned about the events that led up to what we now celebrate as Independence Day, but I will admit that it was a long, long time ago! The details of what possessed our forefathers to break free of the “mother country” had become more than hazy. Our country was settled by immigrants looking for religious freedom - to worship as they felt called to do. I decided to give myself a refresher course of our nation’s history and share it with you as we commemorate another July 4th. More than a decade before the American Revolution, tensions were building between colonists and the British authorities. The French and Indian War, or Seven Years’ War (1756-1763), involved the British and French fighting for control of territories in North America. This increased the areas under British rule, but the expensive conflict led to new and unpopular taxes. British efforts to raise revenue by taxing the colonies (the Stamp Act, the Townshend Acts, and the Tea Act) were met with protest



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among many colonists, who resented their lack of representation in Parliament. Resistance led to violence in 1770 when British soldiers fired on a mob of colonists, killing five people in what came to be known as the Boston Massacre. In December 1773, the Boston Tea Party took place when a band of Bostonians dumped 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor in protest. This led to Parliament passing a series of punitive measures to reassert imperial authority in Massachusetts. In response, a group of colonial delegates (including George Washington, John and Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, and John Jay) met in Philadelphia in September 1774 to give voice to their grievances. This First Continental Congress did not demand independence but denounced taxation without representation and the maintenance of the British army in the colonies without their consent. The congressmen issued a declaration of the rights due every citizen, including life, liberty, property, assembly, and trial by jury. They voted to meet in May

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What Exactly Led Up to Our Independence Day?

1775 to consider further action, but by then violence had already broken out. The shot heard round the world BY B R E T T C A F F E RT Y On April 18, 1775, hundreds of British troops marched from Boston to nearby Concord, Massachusetts, to seize an arms cache. Paul Revere and other riders sounded the alarm, and colonial militiamen mobilized to stop the British Redcoats. On April 19, local militiamen clashed with British soldiers in the Battles of Lexington and Concord - the “shot heard round the world” that signified the start of the Revolutionary War. When the Second Continental Congress convened a month later in Philadelphia in May of 1775, new delegates that included additions Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson voted to form a Continental Army, with George Washington as its Commander In Chief. By June 1776, a growing majority of colonists had come to favor independence from Britain. On July 4, the Continental Congress voted to adopt the Declaration of Independence, drafted by a five-man committee, including Franklin and John Adams and written mainly by Thomas Jefferson. At that point, American and British forces had already been engaged in armed conflict for fifteen months. For the next five years, The Continental Army and local militias would fight battle after battle against the mightiest military on earth. France entered the American Revolution on the side of the colonists in 1778, followed by Spain in 1779, turning what had essentially been a civil war into an international conflict. Thanks to the military leadership of George Washington, and the combined efforts of the French Navy along with Washington’s friend and ally, General Marquis de Lafayette, the British surrendered after the Siege of Yorktown on October 19, 1781. The fight for independence was over. The Treaty of Paris, signed between the United States and Great Britain on September 3, 1783, made it official. Our country’s actual independence was more than a decade in the making. Through courage, wisdom, and by weathering difficulties and great sacrifices, The (future) United States had become a sovereign and independent nation. Under God.

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