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JUNE 12 European Fine

Judy Irmen

Hardwood Floors

Publisher + Editor in Chief

Tom Irmen

A customer's perspective

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16 The Town Framery & Gifts

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Marsh Wealth Management has brought together a team of licensed professionals to address all areas of financial planning, including income planning, tax services, wealth management, insurance services, and estate planning. Working together under one roof, they create a holistic, complete service experience for their clients. The Marsh Wealth Management team pictured above from left to right: Ray McGee, CPA; Erin Phillips, Operations Manager; Yvonne Marsh, CFP®, CPA; Mike Marsh, CPA; Rick Austin, Insurance Specialist.

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arrives in June, but we’ve already experienced some of the hot summer weather yet to come. With the arrival of summer comes thoughts of vacations and summertime fun in the sun, and East Tennessee has events that you can enjoy without having to travel any great distance. The Smoky Photo by D. Roberts Photography Mountains abound with a variety of recreational choices, and day trips to Knoxville’s outlying areas are always an economical choice. There are also summer activities taking place downtown, so check our June Calendar of Events for details. Also, don’t forget your own backyard for summertime fun with friends and family. Tom and I designated this summer the season of outdoor renovation. We are tackling all the landscaping projects



we have on our list, as we want to get everything in order so we can comfortably enjoy our outdoor areas. And in the same vein, we all need to get our financial house in order so we can enjoy our journey to and through retirement. Our cover features Mike and Yvonne Marsh, co-owners of Marsh Wealth Management. They and their team can help you get financially organized and set you on the path to a comfortable retirement. Besides the arrival of summer in June, we also have occasion to celebrate Dad. Father’s Day is a day set aside to honor fathers and those who fill the role of a dad. So make his day a special one, and show your dad how much he is appreciated. All of us at Everything Knoxville would like to wish all dads a very happy Father’s Day, and we hope you enjoy the start of the summer season.

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Building Financial Futures with an Integrated Team

T SOME POINT in our life, we

all need the advice of a professional – whether it is seeing a doctor for a health problem or hiring a lawyer to write your will. You know you need some specialized help. The same can be said with needing financial advice – especially when you are faced with a transition in life such as an approaching retirement, a change in marital status, or a sudden inheritance. But it can be challenging to know who to turn to for financial advice. In this issue of Everything Knoxville, we are excited to bring you this interview with Yvonne and Mike Marsh, co-owners of Marsh Wealth Management, a Registered Investment Advisor in the state of Tennessee. Unique among their peers, Marsh Wealth Management has brought together a team of licensed professionals to address all areas of financial planning, including income planning, tax services, wealth management, insurance services, and estate planning. By working together under one roof, they create a holistic, complete service experience for their clients. EK: Why is it important for people to understand that your firm is a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA)? Yvonne: It all comes down to one word, and that is “fiduciary.” As an RIA, we are held to a fiduciary standard of duty, which means we are required to act in our clients’ best interest. In comparison, a firm registered as



a broker/dealer is held to a suitability standard, which means they have to recommend a suitable investment, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be in their clients’ best interest. There has been a lot of press about the DOL Fiduciary Rule that was set to take effect on April 10 but has been delayed. This was an effort to bring all advisors providing investment advice for retirement accounts up to a fiduciary standard of duty. EK: How can a person know if their current advisor is a fiduciary or not? Mike: The easiest way is to simply ask them. It’s a yes or no question. The other way is to look at your statement and see how your advisor is being paid – if it is a flat-fee based on the size of the account, they are most likely a fiduciary. If you are invested in Class A or Class C mutual funds, for example, then the advisor is being paid by commissions and marketing fees, and that is not a fiduciary fee structure. EK: So it sounds like it is important for consumers to understand how their advisor is getting paid. Yvonne: It is very important. We all need to make a living, and no one is begrudging anyone their due compensation. But if I were a consumer, I would like to know that the investment advice I receive is free from conflicts of interest. As an RIA, we don’t receive commissions or marketing fees from trades. In our fiduciary, flat-fee based world, if the client’s account balances grow, we grow – it’s

as simple as that. I just read in the Wall St. Journal where Morgan Stanley is weighing whether to have its advisors stop using Vanguard funds because Vanguard will not agree to a revenue sharing arrangement with them. That’s actually one reason I love Vanguard funds – they keep their costs as low as possible and refuse to do any side deals with brokerage houses. EK: While we are on the topic, how much does your firm charge for asset management fees? Mike: Our fees range from 0.9% for households up to $500,000, 0.8% for households between $500,000 and $1 million, and 0.7% for households with more than $1 million in assets under management. We use an independent custodian, TD Ameritrade, and create portfolios using diversified, low cost mutual funds tailored to fit with clients’ existing holdings. EK: Yvonne, both you and Mike are CPAs. How have you been able to combine your experience as a Certified Public Accountant with your skills as a Certified Financial Planner™? Yvonne: The investment process begins with a plan – we can’t give advice on how to invest assets until we know “purpose” and “timeframe.” Being a CFP® gives me the expertise to create a solid plan, while being a CPA allows me to frame my investment advice with a tax-efficient overlay. I like to say “It’s not what you earn, it’s what you

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keep.” Tax efficiency is important in the investment world, and investment advisors who are not CPAs are prohibited from providing tax advice. EK: You spend a great deal of time asking questions of, and listening carefully to, your clients. Why is this so important in creating a financial plan for your clients? Mike: You have heard that saying about people having two ears and one mouth for a reason. That is especially true in the financial world. Understanding what is important to a client, both factually and emotionally, is paramount. We also talk about their desires, their fears, and their personal risk tolerance for investing. No two plans are alike, just as no two people are alike. EK: I know that you are excited to introduce a new and totally innovative tool called Everplans™ that you provide to your wealth management clients. Tell our readers about Everplans™. Mike: Everplans™ are a secure, digital archive of everything your loved ones will need should something happen to you. It contains such things as legal documents, financial information, insurance policies, passwords, and information about your home (bills, vendors, etc.). It also includes health and medical information, advance directives, final wishes, and funeral preferences. We set it up, and then our clients grant access to whomever they choose – it breaks down the geographic boundaries if an executor lives in another state. EK: For a person who loses a loved one, how can Everplans™ be of assistance to them? Yvonne: Having an estate in good order is the last gift we give to our loved ones left behind. I have seen executors struggle through an estate closing process where no planning was done, and I have seen executors sail through the estate process when prior planning was done. Our job is to make sure the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed for our wealth management clients. EK: It would seem that your introduction of Everplans™ complements the planning, tax, money management, and estate planning services offered by Marsh Wealth Management perfectly. Mike: We had previously been using a paper copy Family Estate Organizer binder, but stepping up to Everplans™ brings a higher level of service for our firm. And we are hearing from adult children that Everplans™ is giving them a tool to start the dialogue with their parents and make sure everything is in order. EK: For individuals or couples that would like to take that next step to learn more about Marsh Wealth Management’s planning process and fiduciary wealth management services, what is the best way to proceed? Yvonne: We always offer a complimentary hour meeting for us to get to know each other and learn what is on your mind. There are several ways to set up a meeting: Through our website at, by phone at 865-6222162, or by email to EK: In closing, is there anything you would like to say to our readers? Yvonne: We’ve built our firm by putting our clients first. We focus our efforts on serving, not selling. In fact, we begin our initial meetings by acknowledging that after the hour we spend together, one of three things will happen: You’ll be ready to move to the next step of working together, or (2) you’ll need some time to think about it, or (3) we’ll part as friends. No pressure, no confusing talk. Just solid financial advice.

We’ve built our firm by putting our clients first. We focus our efforts on serving, not selling.

Marsh Wealth Management 1341 Branton Blvd, Suite 105 Knoxville, TN 37922 865.622.2162

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 and Mike Marsh are Investment Advisor Representatives of MWM. 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




Your Key to Greater Longevity and Better Health ACCORDING TO

the Center for Disease Control, as Americans age, they exercise less. According to the study, the older you are, the less exercise you get. Inactivity ranged from 25% for those aged 50 to 64, 27% for those aged 65 to 74, and 35% for those aged 75% and older. Inactivity is defined as moving around only to accomplish routine daily duties. There’s no denying that routine physical activity among older Americans can boost not only their life expectancy, but it also lowers the risk of conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia, and some kinds of cancer. But is inactivity the result of age or our personal choices? When you consider that a surprising 82% of older Americans living in Colorado exercise daily, you have to assume that inactivity is largely the result of personal choice. So how can we motivate ourselves to exercise regularly? An exercise partner can definitely be helpful, but a growing number of older Americans are discovering that a personal trainer represents your very best potential for success, as it combines both an exercise partner with fitness trainer that can help tailor a customer fitness program designed to help you achieve your personal fitness goals. Once thought to be a personal choice reserved for the mega-wealthy, Fitness Together now offers an affordable alternative for those individuals seeking to improve their health. Fitness Together offers a proprietary fitness system that provides you with both a certified, professional trainer and a premier, private, one-on-one personal training studio. “I was 64 when I became a client at Fitness Together with a goal to lose 30 pounds before I turned 65,” said Cheryl Haskins. “I was probably my biggest obstacle! It was difficult to stay motivated. Life tends to get in the way, and as many women, mothers, and wives do, I would put anything and everything else ahead of what I wanted or needed to do for myself.” Cheryl had been doing Jazzercise three to five times a week for several years. While pleased with the cardio benefits she experienced, she was unsuccessful at losing the extra weight she wanted to lose, despite trying a variety of diet programs. “I stopped by Fitness together one afternoon, got some information, and set up a time to do a fitness test,” said Cheryl. “The rest is history. I definitely needed to be held accountable. I knew that having a definite time and place and someone to workout with would keep me on track.” Cheryl is just one of the many people that Fitness Together has been able to help achieve their personal health goals. “We can’t stop the aging process,” said Cheryl with a smile, “but we can make it more enjoyable by getting the most out of life, and you can only do that by being able to participate fully in life.” Regardless of your reasons for not exercising as regularly as you know you should, why not join Cheryl and the professionals at Fitness Together and discover for yourself just how wonderful the rest of your life can become?

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A Father’s Day Tribute B Y J U DY I R M E N



from their parents and take on many of their traits. I am very much my father’s daughter, as I have acquired his conservative outlook, his amiable personality, and his great organizational skills that have served me well in running my business. My dad was a hard worker, and he passed that strong work ethic on to me. He spent his working career as a postal employee, moving up in the ranks until the day he retired. He was dependable, responsible, loyal, even tempered, honest, and patriotic. He was a giving person who asked for nothing in return, and he was a humble person who led a humble life. His family, especially his two daughters, meant everything to him. I remember Dad helping me and my sister with our school work in the evenings and taking an interest in our education. He wanted us to have the best educational opportunities, and that meant college, which his hard work



helped to provide. That education was a stepping stone for my working career, and I am truly grateful for the sacrifices made by my dad (and mom) to provide me with a quality education. My dad also was a World War II veteran who landed at Normandy. He never shared his army experiences with the family when I was young. It was much later that he came to share these memories with my husband, Tom. And even then, it was difficult for him to speak about those days. My dad was not a risk taker. He would not have chosen self employment and was skeptical about my venture as a small business owner. But he did give me encouragement and took pride in my accomplishments. My dad passed away at the age of 88, and I miss him every day. But many of his traits are now a part of me, and I am grateful to have had such a kind and loving dad who was admired by his friends, neighbors, and relatives. Happy Father’s Day, Dad! And a Happy Father’s Day to all dads.

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European Fine Hardwood Floors


A Customer’s Perspective

HERE’S REALLY no better way to learn about a company than to speak with their customers. Recently Everything Knoxville had the opportunity to interview recent European Fine Hardwood Floors customer, Rebecca A. of Knoxville. EK: Describe the previous condition of your home’s hardwood floors. Rebecca: Our 10-year-old home includes two active children and three dogs. Our hardwood floors had several years of high traffic, were sun faded, and damaged with canine scratches, but water damage from a dishwasher leak made refinishing a necessity. Although I didn’t think a dustless refinishing option was within our budget, I contacted Valera, owner of European Fine Hardwood Floors, because of their reputation for quality and affordability. Much to my surprise, Valera’s bid was very competitive. EK: Aside from their competitive pricing, what was your major reason for selecting them? Rebecca: The major reason I chose them was because it was a dust-free option. Valera was also very knowledgeable about hardwood flooring. His approach was more about his workmanship and details. He took great pride in his work and was extremely warm

and trusting. EK: Describe your experience, including your opinion of European Fine Hardwood Floors’ owners and husband and wife team, Valera and Svetlana Tomescu. Rebecca: Overall my opinion of European Floors was exactly as it was presented to me. My floors are gorgeous. In fact, my hardwood floors are better now than the first day I moved into our new home. European Fine Hardwood Floors offers a truly dust-free option. Valera arrived promptly daily for our agreed upon work schedule. He completed our project ahead of schedule and kept me informed of his progress throughout the entire process. He and Svetlana were a pleasure to interact with and took complete pride in making sure I was comfortable and happy with every aspect of the project. European Fine Hardwood Floors is what I would

describe as a true family owned business that understands the importance of relationships. They want their customers to be happy, and they made every effort to ensure our satisfaction. EK: Would you like to offer your recommendation to other homeowners who might be considering refinishing their own hardwood floors? Rebecca: I was extremely happy with European Fine Hardwood Floors. I have never been more satisfied with any other renovation company I have dealt with in the past. While they exceeded our expectations, the warm character of Valera and Svetlana made the experience beyond exceptional. I highly recommend this family run, family driven service. Are you ready to refinish your home’s hardwood floors? Discover the European Fine Hardwood Floors dust-free difference for yourself.

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Sculpt an All-New You


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thetic practice that specializes in individual customized aesthetic treatment plans that offers each of their clients the improved appearance results they desire to achieve. Pamela Gott Gavin, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Aesthetic Injector with nine years of aesthetic experience. Pamela has earned a reputation for her keen aesthetic eye for sculpting not only the face, but also body sculpting as well. The Face Place™ is excited to announce the addition of the all-new, most technologically advanced CoolSculpting® system to safely eliminate stubborn body fat. This new CoolSculpting technology offers increased patient comfort, shorter treatment times, and increased tissue treatment areas. Since 2010, this FDA-cleared CoolSculpting technology has been used to complete more than four million procedures. The latest CoolSculpting technology can eliminate your stubborn body fat safely and effectively, without the need of surgery or downtime. This fat reduction treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate diet- and exercise-resistant fat. CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you’ll look and feel great from every angle.



Freeze away fat? It comes down to science. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues. CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target your stubborn fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), and over time, through your body’s natural processes, they are eliminated, leaving a much more sculpted you. Together we can reshape your body! We will develop a customized CoolSculpting treatment plan that addresses your unique problem areas. You may desire additional sessions that may further enhance your personal results. Most importantly, your individualized treatment plan will be tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget. Just sit back, relax, and say goodbye to stubborn body fat. After we select the area(s) to be treated, the CoolSculpting device is positioned on your body, and controlled cooling is applied. During your procedure, you may choose to read, check email, or even take a nap. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so you can typically return to work and normal activities immediately. If you’re ready to say goodbye to your stubborn body fat and hello to a healthier, more sculpted you, then you are invited to set up your free, no-obligation consultation today.

CoolSculpting Event Saturday, June 10th Watch live CoolSculpting demonstrations! There will also be a drawing for a free CoolSculpting Cycle valued at $750. Bring a friend for an extra drawing ticket. Please RSVP for event sessions at 9:00, 12:00, 3:00, and 6:00. Space is limited! RSVP at 865-789-3162.

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The Town Framery & Gifts Spotlight on Fine Art Crafts


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effort to support local artisans, now featured at The Town Framery & Gifts are wood crafted works by AnnBay Designs. Annie Abraham and Bailey Cate, best friends from Knoxville, formed AnnBay in 2015. Annie got her start in wood crafting when she began using her grandfather’s power tools from his shop to build kitchen tables, benches, and more. Bailey then used the extra wood to craft hand-painted wood signs. Combining their talents, AnnBay Designs was launched. The comfort of southern living influences AnnBay’s timeless, handcrafted furniture to help bring warmth to your home. Whether you are looking to replicate, transform, or create your own custom piece, AnnBay Designs takes great pride in their craftsmanship. They aim to accommodate the needs of their clients and furnish homes at an affordable price. AnnBay Designs will work with you to create a personal design that incorporates the aspects you love for that must-have furniture piece or home décor item. The staff at the shop will be happy to assist with in-store items or set up an appointment for you to discuss your custom furniture vision with Annie or Bailey.

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fine jewelry business industry since 1961, Vince Riggio, owner of Vincent’s, has put his experience to work in some rather unique ways. “I’ve been fortunate in my career to have met many of the leaders in the world diamond marketplace and to have been privileged to work with many of the nation’s premier jewelers,” said Vince. “I’ve loved every minute of this fascinating and fast-paced industry, and the thought of retiring has never occurred to me.” With an office in the Farragut area, in addition to an office in St. Louis, Vince and company purchases diamonds of all shapes and sizes, as well as fine jewelry, sapphires, and rubies from both individuals and estates. “In addition to purchasing diamonds and fine jewelry at the highest possible prices, we also offer sellers a totally unique selling experience,” said Vince. Vince personally meets with each client on an appointment only basis in their Farragut office, offering a secure, private, and safe environment. All consultations are confidential and are performed on a no-cost, no-obligation basis. If you are interested in selling your unused or unwanted diamonds or fine jewelry, why not trust Vincent’s and their more than 50 year tradition for integrity, experience, and courteous service?


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Fresh Ways to Enjoy Pizza Night and Make a Balanced Meal Shaved Apple and Romaine Crunch Salad Ingredients: » 2 hearts of romaine lettuce » 1 sweet apple, like gala or pink lady » 2 tablespoons raisins » 1 tablespoon fresh chives, sliced » 2 teaspoons sesame seeds For the salad dressing: » 3 tablespoons tahini » 2 teaspoons agave nectar or honey » 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika » Zest and juice of half a lemon » 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil » 1 teaspoon freshly chopped parsley » 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt » Couple cracks of black pepper » 2-4 tablespoons water Directions: Use a slicer or mandoline to thinly slice the apple. Place the slices in a large bowl and squeeze some lemon juice over the slices to prevent them from turning brown. Slice the romaine thinly and add it to the bowl along with the remaining salad ingredients. Set aside. For the dressing, add everything but the water to a small bowl and whisk to combine. Add enough water to loosen the dressing so it’s able to be poured. Check for seasoning; you may need a little more salt or lemon juice. Keep the dressing and salad in the fridge until ready to serve. Right before you dress the salad, add 1/4 teaspoon of salt and a couple cracks of pepper to the romaine mixture. Toss the salad with just enough dressing to coat everything, making sure not to over-dress the salad. Once the salad is dressed, it must be eaten and cannot be stored in the fridge. For more recipes, information, and meal ideas, visit





OU KNOW a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables is

best for your health, but achieving that can be a challenge given everything you have to accomplish in a day. Daily meal planning doesn’t have to be such a chore if you turn to your freezer for a little help. In fact, starting with frozen prepared foods as the foundation of your dinner plate and adding side dishes with fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and/or low-fat dairy can make it possible to serve a balanced meal that is quick and tasty. And that works for pizza night, too! “Eating a balanced meal doesn’t mean you have to give up favorite foods like pizza,” said Bobby Parrish, Food Network personality and Today contributor. “It just means you need to be mindful of portion sizes and balance out your plate with a nutritious side dish of fresh vegetables, fruit, and whole grains.” Research shows that Americans struggle with meeting recommended dietary guidelines. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nine out of 10 people don’t get the daily recommended servings of fruits and vegetables. A simple way to improve the mix of foods you’re eating is by supplementing something you already enjoy – like pizza – with side dishes made up of other food groups. Nestlé USA’s Balance Your Plate educational program aims to help you put together delicious and nutritious meals that incorporate both frozen and fresh foods. The website,, provides information, tips, and recipes to help consumers create easy, balanced meals that meet dietary guidelines. By choosing your favorite frozen dishes, like pizza, as the foundation of your meal, you can build a more balanced plate with these tips: » Make at least half your plate fruits and vegetables. For example, if you have a slice of cheese pizza, pair it with a fresh salad or your favorite vegetable side dish. » Figure out your portion by looking at the recommended serving size in the nutrition facts label. Here’s an easy idea for pizza portions: Picture your hand as a pizza slice and plan to enjoy one or two hands’ worth. » Don’t be afraid to mix vegetables right into or on top of your pizza. For example, top cheese pizza with fresh tomato and basil after it comes out of the oven. » Bagged salad greens, spinach, or salad kits are a great, speedy way to add greens to your plate. Parrish, who partnered with DiGiorno to create original side dish recipes, offers this nutritious and tasty salad recipe on the left to pair with your favorite pizza to create a more balanced meal.

Women’s Enduro Bike Race Comes to Knoxville T

E N N E S S E E ’ S F I R S T ever women’s

only enduro mountain bike race is here for its first event! Bell Joy Ride Knoxville and 3rd Coast Productions is encouraging all women that mountain bike to come out for the 3rd Coast Productions Presents Bell Joy Ride Heartbreaker at Baker Enduro. There will be five fun stages that will test each rider’s skills and endurance. Expect fun, fast, and flowing downhill terrain. Whether you like to ride, race, or just enjoy getting outside with your friends, the Bell Joy Ride with 3rd Coast Productions brings together the women’s cycling community in a unique and supportive environment. Come for the race, stay for the after party! The highlight of the weekend is a women’s enduro race on Sunday catered to all levels, including the first-timers (Beginner) category, all the way up to the seasoned racers (Expert). If you want to learn more skills and gain confidence on the bike, join the Joy Ride course preride on Saturday, June 10 (day before race). Grab your friends, your family, and your biggest supporters for a weekend of fun for all! Open to the public for spectating if not racing! Then cap off a full day with the Men’s Joy Ride Drag Race with guys dressed in skirts, halter tops, and heels! The race will start promptly after the Heartbreaker at Baker Women’s Enduro

race and feature a dirt crit format. Men will race for 20 minutes on a short course near the start/finish. Spectators will get to cheer on their favorite riders on a super fast, fun lap. Registration is required. I n M a r c h 2 0 1 6, B e l l J o y R i d e Knoxville Ambassador, Missy Petty, and her rad squad of lady Joy Riders hosted the first of many all women mountain bike rides: All women, all levels, all the big fun! People were so excited that we knew we had to keep making history. 3rd Coast Productions features the 4th Season of the only southeast regional enduro series in five states, 3rd Coast Enduro Series. VP and Co-Owner, Shellie Dimery, wanted to take a special interest in elevating women to excel to the next level in MTB and enduro racing. Both Bell Joy Ride Knoxville and 3rd Coast Productions brings the Heartbreaker Enduro the first women’s enduro race in the southeastern United States. Show up to shatter a personal record, or make new, rad friends. Watch volunteers out-costume each other. Come for the men’s drag race. If you’re a first-time or long-time enduro racer who believes competition and fun aren’t mutually exclusive, that every downhill shred can bring us closer together, come join the Bell Joy Ride Heartbreaker at Baker! Bring your full stoke and high fives!

Schedule of Events and Prices: Saturday, June 10 » All day – Course will be marked and open for practice » Evening hours – Pre-race party Sunday, June 11 » 7:30 – 8:30 am – Rider check-in & registration » 8:45 am – Riders meeting » 9:00 am – Riders leave for Stage 1 » 3:00 pm – Awards (Awards go 3 deep) Categories: » Beginner: Must be between the ages of 19 and 99 years old on 12/31/2017 » Sport: Must be between the ages of 19 and 99 years old on 12/31/2017 » Expert: Must be between the ages of 19 and 99 years old on 12/31/2017 » Masters: 40+ » Masters: 50+ Registration fee is $75 for all racers and includes a t-shirt. Also, you don’t have to hold a license (or not hold a license) to be in contention or compete in any category All riders in all categories are eligible to win prizes, thanks to Visit Knoxville, Bell Bike Helmets, Harper’s Bike Shop, CamelBak, Industry 9, Infinit Nutrition, Thompson, and many more! A $100 prime has already been donated by Jeremy Walker to go to the fastest downhill time of the day! There are no volunteers like Joy Ride Volunteers! Join us in making the Heartbreaker at Baker the biggest party in town. By volunteering, you help keep the races running smoothly. (And if you do it in a tutu or unicorn costume, all the better!) For more information, visit



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CELEBRATE THE FOURTH AT FARRAGUT’S INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE D ON’T MISS the Town of Farragut’s 30th Annual Fourth of July Parade, featuring bands, floats, animals, dancers, antique cars, and more! This year’s parade is on Tuesday, and it begins at 9:30 am on Kingston Pike at Lendon Welch Way (Farragut High School entrance) and continues to Boring Road, just east of Farragut Towne Square Shopping Center (old Ingles store site). The grand marshal is WVLT anchor, Amanda Hara. Amanda has been honored with several Emmy awards and has many other accolades, including “Best



Reporter” in Tennessee and “Best News Anchor” in Tennessee. Fleet Feet Sports Knoxville will host the second annual Farragut Freedom Run 1 Mile & 2 Mile prior to the start of the parade. This flat and fast course is USATF certified and perfect for all levels. Complete details and online registration are available at www.fleetfeetknoxville. com/races/farragut-freedom-run. For more information about the parade, contact Special Event and Program Coordinator, Lauren Cox, at lcox@

C H O I C E , t he pr oud ma nufacturer of Supra a nd Moomba performance inboard wakeboard and water ski towboats distributed by Premier Watersports, is proud to announce that they have received the 2017 Top Product Recognition Award from Boating Industry Magazine for their all-new AutoWake® technology. The AutoWake® technology monitors the running attitude of the boat and adjusts ballast levels automatically to maintain optimal hull position for either surfing or wakeboarding. Combined with surf systems and a secondgeneration smart plate, AutoWake® delivers precise wakes or surf waves that are easy to set up, repeatable, and customizable for riders of any skill level. The technology is standard on all 2017 Supra models and an optional feature on all 2017 Moomba models. Supra and Moomba boats are just a part of the full lineup of quality watercraft – including a large selection of quality, pre-owned boats – sold and serviced by Premier Watersports. Whether you’re a first-time buyer and new to watersports or a seasoned boater ready to step up to the latest innovations in performance watersports, Premier Watersports can help you experience a fun-filled, sun-drenched season of memories on the water this year. From their wide selection of both new and used boats, full pro shop, and full service center, Premier Watersports has everything you will need to guarantee that you’ll have the best season on the lake ever. Premier Watersports

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Are You Investing “Naked?”


HILE VISITING a client out

of state recently, I discovered a television show on the Discovery Channel called Naked and Afraid. The premise of the show is a group of people trying to survive while running around in nature. I’m not an avid television fan; I’d much rather spend my time reading or pursuing other forms of family entertainment. However, as I considered the appeal of the program to the show’s audience, it made me wonder if there might be an audience for those individuals who invest naked. While “investing naked” is a slang term used to describe investors who own individual stocks without an option contract protecting them from a downward movement in the market, what I’m really trying to pinpoint is the emotions you’re investing in your investments. I observe a variety of mixed emotions relative to today’s market. I have some clients come to me taking the position that the markets are going to continue climbing the way they have during the past few months. On the opposite end of the spectrum, I see

those that are terrified the market is about to make a major correction. Both extremes are “investing naked.” These two views need to be evaluated carefully. That’s why I recommend creating a written financial plan. A written financial plan tempers your emotions, because it calculates all of the “what ifs” in life. A well-thought out, written financial plan is a customized strategy that you and your financial planner design. A true wealth manager begins with this comprehensive plan. They examine every aspect of your life, not just your investment portfolio. The plan considers income, markets, debt, business risk (if they’re a business owner), taxes, inflation, etc. Your plan takes all these variables into account and determines your response to them. Each of us is unique; therefore, our planning must be customized to the specific of our lives. A written plan provides you a baseline when emotions begin to overwhelm you, as they no doubt will at some point. The best prevention for investing emotionally naked is working with a true wealth planner. You deserve more than just a money

manager. If you do not have a written financial plan or your emotions are getting the best of you, give Heritage Investors a call and see how working with a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ will help you navigate the ups and downs of investing. Justin Goodbread, CFP®, is a member of Forbes Financial Council and is often published by Forbes. You may view other stories by Justin at

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11470 Parkside Drive, Suite 201 Knoxville, TN 37934 865.690.1155 Heritage Investors is an independent firm with securities offered through Summit Brokerage Services, Inc., Member FINRA, SIPC. Advisory services offered through Summit Financial Group, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor. Opinions expressed are that of the author and are not endorsed by the named broker dealer or its affiliates. Although the opinions expressed are based upon assumptions believed to be reliable, there is no guarantee they will come to pass. The information may change at any time due to market or other conditions. Past performance is not an indication of future results. Neither Summit Brokerage Services nor any of its representatives may give tax advice.

19th Annual Greenbrier Barn Party Raises $166,000 for National Park



hosted more than 450 guests at the 19th annual Greenbrier Barn Party on May 12th. The fundraising event featured live and silent auctions raising $166,205 this year in support of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Greenbrier Barn Party was co-hosted by Coach Phillip and Vicky Fulmer, Jake and Kat Ogle, along with Jim Ogle and Cheryl Houston. Special guests in attendance included University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones and Steve Caldwell and Dan Brooks, coaches of the 1998 national championship team. This event has raised more than $1.9 million in its history, helping to fund critical projects in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including treating hemlock trees, construction of the Greenbrier Picnic Pavilion, and hiking trail reconstruction. “It has been a difficult year for many of us here in East Tennessee, but the outpouring of

Julie Blalock, Butch Jones, and Richard McFalls

support from this community for our national park has been amazing,” said Jake Ogle, event co-host and Friends of the Smokies board member. “I am thrilled that we raised even more than last year for such a great cause.” The Greenbrier Barn Party is held in

Pittman Center, Tennessee, at the barn of Jim Ogle, former Friends of the Smokies board member. The event is presented by Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and Sugarland Cellars and is sponsored by Anakeesta, Barnes Insurance Agency, Bearskin Lodge, Charles Blalock & Sons Inc., Citizens National Bank, Citadel Construction, Climbworks, Holston’s Kitchen, Home Federal Bank, Hospitality Solutions, The Island in Pigeon Forge, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Parkside Cabin Rentals, Riverside Tower, Robert G. Campbell & Associates, SmartBank, and Stowers Machinery. For more information, visit Friends of the Smokies is an official nonprofit partner of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and has raised more than $57 million to support critical park programs and maintain the Smokies as a crown jewel of the National Park Service. Find your park at www. June 2017 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


Huge Moving Sale at Bobby Todd in Historic Downtown Sweetwater

WELL-KNOWN Sweetwater gift and antique shop, Bobby Todd

Antiques, is relocating to its sister store, UPSTAIRS, located at 4514 Old Kingston Pike in Knoxville. As a result of the upcoming move, all merchandise at Bobby Todd Antiques is 50% to 70% off original prices. These will be unprecedented and significant markdowns. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to buy antiques, furniture, art, lamps, pillows, gifts, and accessories at a greatly reduced price. Inventory will constantly be added to the sales floor as they clearance store fixtures, displays, holiday décor, and much, much more. The sale will continue through July. At the conclusion of the sale, Bobby Todd will open as a “Pop-Up” shop at the Knoxville location and fully transform to Bobby Todd for the opening of the much anticipated Bobby Todd Christmas Open House in October. Bobby and Todd are excited about this new chapter, as it will allow them to focus on their original mission statement of making their store an extension of their own home, where customers can find inspiration for their homes. Bringing Bobby Todd to Knoxville in one of the most prominent and convenient locations is a great way to reach more people and make a bigger impact on the lives of their customers. The location at 4514 Old Kingston Pike is the former home of the iconic “Up and Down Service Station” in the heart of the Bearden district at the intersection of Kingston Pike and Lyons View Pike. The lower level will continue to serve as the full service interior design center of the awardwinning interior design firm, Todd Richesin Interiors.

Bobby Todd Antiques

305 North Main Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423.337.3837 22


Summer 2017… The 10 Best Trends ET’S TAKE a

look at the 10 best trends for summer 2017: 1. Color: Bright, fun hues are evident in all the summer designs. Finally, everyone is loving color… not just the Southern ladies! 2. Color-blocking: Not just one color, but up to three bold color combos. 3. A great pair of white slacks: Perfect, of course, with a color-block top! 4. Flowy, oversized tunics: Pair them with leggings or a skinny pant or jean. 5. Thick lace, eyelet, and crochet: Think ’60s flower child, only modern, longer, and in more classic silhouettes. 6. Neon: Head-to-toe, color-blocked, or used sparingly as an accent, it’s a playful look reminiscent of the ’80s, though a bit tamer. Try adding a bracelet or earrings paired with neutrals or Lace: Any lace, soft grey, blushes, or white. anytime! 7. Dresses: Though not for everyone, this summer’s fun, flirty styles are colorful in either solids or fabulous head-to-toe prints. 8. Tribal influence: Take a walk on the wild side this season and keep a lookout for the swirls of exotic fashions inspired from the best of the jungle to the beaches of the tropics. 9. A great handbag: From a clutch to an oversized shoulder, a fabulous handbag is always a must! 10. Black and white: It defies time and keeps its wellNeon: A earned place on the runway playful this season. Let’s face it, you combination can’t go wrong with the tradiof color! tional black and white outfit... and the designers know it. As always, we invite you to visit The Lily Pad, where you’ll find well-trained sales associates ready to assist with your summer wardrobe updates. Remember, updating can be done with minimal expense just by complementing your existing wardrobe. It’s summertime in East Tennessee, so kick it up a notch and enjoy the ease of summer dressing!

The Lily Pad Boutique 209 N. Main Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423.337.5537 Mon-Sat: 10am-5:30pm

GLADYS KNIGHT June 16 at 8 pm Tennessee Theatre


HE GREAT ONES endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers during the last 50 years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed number one hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B, and Adult Contemporary and has triumphed in film, television, and live performance. In her first effort since 2013’s “Another Journey” – Knight’s 8th solo effort – this summer marked the release of “Where My Heart Belongs,” a new inspiration gospel album. Knight is a two-time Grammy winner in the gospel category, and “Where My Heart Belongs” recently won an NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Gospel Album.”

For more information, visit June 2017 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


Gallery on Main Welcomes Artist Sheila Sanford Holbo



Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers

June 17 at 8 pm • Bijou Theater


RUCE HORNSBY’S work displays a creative iconoclasm that’s been a constant in the artist’s two-and-a-half decade recording career. His commercial stock soared early on, when “The Way It Is,” the title track of his 1986 debut album, became one of the most popular songs on American radio. Despite his early mainstream successes, Hornsby has pursued a more personal, idiosyncratic musical



path, focusing on projects that sparked his creative interest, including collaborations with the Grateful Dead, Spike Lee, Ricky Skaggs, Don Henley, Ornette Coleman, Bob Dylan, Bela Fleck, Bonnie Raitt, Pat Metheny, and Robbie Robertson. Hornsby’s performance will offer a glimpse of a restless spirit who continues to push forward into exciting new musical terrain. For more information, visit

FTER LIVING many years in the

nation’s Midwest, Sheila Sanford Holbo, West Tennessee native and regional artist, has returned home to Tennessee. As a multi media artist whose inspiration has always been found in nature, she was drawn to the natural beauty of East Tennessee with its abundant wildlife, rolling landscape, and mist shrouded mountains. Her first studio and gallery was located in the heart of Pigeon Forge in the Smokies. She and her husband, John, explored the mountains and back roads of the area, taking photos and discovering inspirational ideas for future works to be completed in her studio. Soon after exploring the Cherohala Skyway and the Cherokee National Forest in Monroe County, they made the decision to relocate to Tellico Plains. Upon your visit to her Scott Street studio, you will likely find the artist working in a variety of mediums. Sheila paints in oils, watercolor, pastels, and colored pencils. She also enjoys wood carving, wood burning, and fiber art. Her subjects are the area’s beautiful mountains, wildlife, and wild flowers. “I love to capture close-ups of nature that are sometimes missed at first glance,” said Sheila. “The medium varies, but the inspiration is always found in the natural world of God’s creation.” Sheila is a member of the Community Art League, which meets at the library in Athens, and is a former member of the Art Association of Monroe County, which meets at the Methodist Church in Madisonville. Her art is on display by collectors throughout the U.S., Canada, Wales, and England. You can enjoy many of her pieces at Gallery on Main in historic downtown Sweetwater, where you will also discover the works of numerous other local and regional artists that the gallery is proud to feature.

Gallery on Main

109 Morris Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423.337.7400

Experience a Fun-Filled

Summer at Sweetwater Flower Shop



with close friends and family members this summer at Sweetwater Flower Shop and Upstairs at The Mansion Restaurant, the perfect combination to make this summertime a memorable one and where you will discover everything you’ll need for your home, yourself, or your loved ones. Sweetwater Flower Shop offers everything from fresh flowers and florals to home décor items and collectibles to help you magically transform your home to reflect the transition from spring both inside and out. They are also becoming a favorite shopping venue for area fashionistas who have discovered their wide selection of women’s designer-inspired apparel, jewelry, handbags, scarves, and more. Also, no summertime fun time would be complete without a visit to Upstairs at The Mansion Restaurant, located upstairs at Sweetwater Flower Shop. Experience the elegance and grace of the old south while enjoying many southern favorites and a wide selection of other popular items sure to please the palate. Upstairs at The Mansion Restaurant is also available for a variety of special events, including graduations, anniversaries, birthdays, weddings – you name it. On each Wednesday during the month of June, Sweetwater Flower Shop will be offering a special incentive for all customers that will be dining at Upstairs at The Mansion Restaurant.  Enjoy 20% off all women’s clothing and accessories with your paid dining receipt.  Enjoy your lunch from 11-4 and either come early or stay late and shop.  You will have four opportunities during June to enjoy your 20% discount off all women’s clothing and accessories.  So take a break from your gardening and other summer projects and head on over to Sweetwater Flower Shop and Upstairs at The Mansion Restaurant in historic downtown Sweetwater, and enjoy a summertime of fun filled memories with good friends and loved ones.

Summertime Fun Time At Sweetwater Flower Shop & Upstairs at The Mansion Restaurant • Women's Apparel • Scarves • Jewelry • Handbags • Women's Accessories • Home Decor • Florals • Gifts • Fresh Flowers • Upstairs at The Mansion Restaurant

Sweetwater Flower Shop

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

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



CH Interiors & Gifts

Where Summertime Fun Begins BY JES SE C. BOLING




June 17 at 7:30 pm at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium


OMEDIAN DARREN KNIGHT, aka “Southern Momma,” is a social media celebrity and stand-up comedian. With more than 1.4 million fans on Facebook, the Alabama native has given a voice, so to speak, to Southern mamas everywhere with his signature brand of real-life comedy. Bang Productions presents Darren Knight’s “Southern Momma An Em” Comedy Tour 2017, produced by John Edmonds Kozma, featuring Rocky Dale Davis, who was handpicked for Kevin Hart’s new stand up show “Hart Of The City” and hosted by “The Distinguished Gentleman” Gary Cargal. Knight has been compared to Jeff Foxworthy as the next star of redneck comedy and is currently touring around the U.S. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations, the Knoxville Civic Auditorium box office, and online at and



marks the arrival of an exciting selection of all-new merchandise at CH Interiors & Gifts. We have already begun receiving multi shipments of new farmhouse merchandise that can be used throughout your home as accent décor pieces. Available items include r ustic tobacco baskets, lamps, signs, cotton décor, and more. We will also be featuring a large selection of summer florals that can be used both in-home and out-of-doors in your home’s outside living spaces. You will also be certain to enjoy several of our new lines featuring folk art and hand-crafted and hand-painted figures, many of which are oneof-a-kind pieces that would make perfect gifts that you simply won’t discover anywhere else. If you haven’t visited our gourmet foods area recently, you’re invited to come and taste, smell, and savor just what you’ve been missing. We are excited to announce our very own brand of scrumptious gourmet foods, including Tennessee Chow-Chow, pickled beets, pickled okra, bread and butter pickles, and salsas, just to name a few. Be sure to try our cranberry orange salsa, and continue to watch for some other exciting new gourmet items that we are continuing to add. Our specialty gourmet shop also includes several great rubs, just in time for your summer backyard barbeques, burger blends, seasonings, gourmet bread mixes, locally harvested honey, specialty chocolates, and, of course, our to-die-for Raspberry Jalapeño Jam. If it’s a unique gift you’re looking for, in addition to the gourmet items already listed, be sure to check out our Crabtree & Evelyn naturally inspired bath and body care items, fragrances, fashion items, and more. You’ll also be excited to learn that we will be rolling out our new customer loyalty program to make it even more convenient, as you will no longer need to present your punch card. So if you haven’t visited CH Interiors & Gifts recently, you’re invited to see just how we can help you enjoy your summertime to its fullest.

CH Interiors & Gifts

12556 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37934 865.288.7887

Dolly Parton Helps Distribute Final My People Fund Checks and Surprises Families with $5,000 Checks



the final distribution from the My People Fund recently with recipients noticing an extra surprise when they received the check. Thanks to fundraising efforts, Dollywood Foundation officials were able to provide a $5,000 check to each family as they work to recover from the Smoky Mountain wildfires that occurred last November. Beginning last December, the My People Fund provided $1,000 each month to Sevier County families whose primary residences were completely destroyed due to the fires. In total, recipients received $10,000 as a hand-up to help start their rebuilding efforts following the fire. The fund, which was established by Dolly Parton, The Dollywood Company, Parton’s dinner theaters, and The Dollywood Foundation, was supported by contributions from across the country, as well as donations made through the Smoky Mountains Rise telethon which took place in early December. “The My People Fund has been a great success,” said Parton. “I want to thank my team, the Dollywood Foundation, my friends in the music business, and the thousands of people from all over the country who opened both their pocketbooks and their hearts to help us. “Over the last five months, we’ve given nearly 900 families $5,000 to help them recover. Recently we had our last distribution, and I went over to The LeConte Center to say thanks to all the volunteers and to help give out a few checks myself. We matched what they’ve received already with another $5,000 check. I know $10,000 can’t solve everything, but I do hope the money will help them to dream again.” In addition to providing initial monetary support to displaced families through the monthly check distribution, the remaining funds from the My People Fund will continue to help the people of Sevier County. At least $3 million will be contributed to the Mountain Tough Recovery Team, which will serve the continuing needs of residents during the critical rebuilding period ahead. This program will begin helping families on June 1. “We’re still receiving money, so we aren’t finished yet,” Parton added. “Recovery will take some time, so a new organization – called Mountain 28


Tough – has been created to help our people get back on their feet for the next three years. We’re giving at least $3 million to help this new organization begin the next chapter of our journey.” Mountain Tough assists individuals and families recovering from the wildfires by providing resources for the unmet needs of low-income families and individuals in Gatlinburg and the surrounding Sevier County area. The team seeks to restore the quality of life and provide for the long-term needs of those affected. “Mountain Tough will help pick up where the My People Fund left off,” said David Dotson, Dollywood Foundation President. “They will be staffed with case managers who will work to identify the immediate needs of residents, and our funds will be used to address those needs. For example, it may help with transportation so someone can continue to be employed, or it may help with medicine for conditions caused by the fire. The case managers will coordinate with county agencies to ensure needed assistance is not duplicated and achieves its maximum impact.” For information on how to donate or volunteer, visit

About Dolly Parton Dolly Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum, and multiplatinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach #1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career-charted singles during the past 40 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads, and compilation usage during her Hall of Fame career have reportedly topped a staggering 100 million records. She has garnered seven Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, five Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards, and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award. In 1999, Parton was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and became a member of the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001. Broadcast Music honored Parton with their Icon Award in 2003, and in 2004, the U.S. Library of Congress presented her with their Living Legend Award for her contribution to the cultural heritage of the United States. This was followed in 2005 with the National Medal of Arts, the highest honor given by the U.S. government for excellence in the arts. For more information, visit

Pawsitively Precious!


Y NIECE, LORI, an Iowa

farm girl who was raised with “working dogs,” missed not having a “house” dog during her five daughters’ elementary years. So recently the family adopted their first “family/companion” dog, Tuck. “In his first day, he provided us with more unconditional love than we could imagine,” said Lori. People love their pets, especially children. A quick safari through your child’s room will demonstrate how pets populate storybooks, movies, music, toys, décor, and clothes. Pe t s e n h a n c e a c h i l d ’s m o o d a n d temperament and assist in developing selfconfidence. When asked what advice they would give less popular kids for making friends, children responded, “get a pet!” Dr. Gail Melson, PhD, Purdue University, says 40% of five year olds said they turned to their dog when they felt sad, angry, afraid, or had a secret to tell. In one study, children were asked to read in front of a peer, adult, parent, and dog. Children read easily and relaxed around the non-judgmental dog.


Health experts say dog owners (children and adults) have lower blood pressure and less heart issues. They are a source of exercise, helping reduce stress and anxiety levels. Studies also reveal that people who spend time with their dogs live longer. Dr. Dennis Ownby, MD, Medical College of Georgia, found children who were exposed to two or more dogs as babies were less than half as likely to develop common allergies. Summer is a great time to get a dog, because it’s easy to be outdoors, and kids are home from school. But wait, what will you do during summer vacation at the beach? Call Ms. C’s of course! The dog will have a vacation of its very own! The only requirement is that vaccinations are complete and up to date, usually six+ months. We will be happy to discuss the care of your new family member with you.

Ms. C’s Bed & Biscuits

2145 Beals Chapel Road Lenoir City, TN 37772 865.986.6325






New Exhibitions Opening at the Emporium Center on June 2

Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild



Alliance is pleased to present five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from June 2-30. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition. Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild Quilt Show 2017 in the Lower Gallery The Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild (KMQG) exists for residents in and around Knoxville who have an interest in modern design and quilting. KMQG hopes to provide members with a community where modern quilters can meet, share ideas, and create in an environment that encourages creativity and acceptance. The Guild is a member of the international Modern Quilt Guild, whose first meeting took place in January 2010 and was organized by Alissa Haight-Carlton. Mary Beth Meadows of the Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild took subsequent steps to establish KMQG in February of that same year. The Guild will exhibit quilts made using traditional means and featuring a modern aesthetic. The collection will consist of works from KMQG members. 17th Street Studios: Amalgam Volume 4 in the Balcony Gallery The artists who make up 17th Street Studios each have a unique background and specific creative inclination. Their differing goals result in bodies of work that notably contrast from one other. Yet, as these artists inhabit the same space, conversations are sparked, similarities are discovered, and a fusion of ideas take shape. As a result, the word amalgam, meaning a mixture or blend, identifies the work produced by the residents of this studio. The artists of 17th Street



Leslie Eaton

Anne Freels

Studios are Eric Brittain, Lesley Eaton, Jon Hendricks, Renee Holiday, Beth Meadows, Janet McMullen, Natalie Petrosky, Britton Sharp, and alumni Gwyn Pevonka. 17th Street Studios’ primary mission is to promote the success of fine artists through affordable physical space that fosters community and support. Anne Freels: The Maize Abides in the Display Case Anne Freels is a full-time craft artist who has been making corn shuck dolls since 1975. She is devoted to the creative process of the craft and especially the alchemy of transforming raw, natural materials into new forms. First, she dyes the natural dried corn shucks by hand; she then rolls and ties them into the doll figures; and finally, she embellishes them with a variety of natural materials and repurposed objects. Freels’ dolls represent her imaginative notions of folklore, legend, myth, and earthly and celestial entities, as well as traditional Appalachian themes. Because of her interest in keeping the corn shuck doll craft alive, she teaches workshops and classes and has authored an instructional book on the craft. Her work is available at various craft galleries and shops in the southern Appalachian region. Susanne Tanner: Australian Walk About on the North Wall Susanne Tanner is best known for her Australian-inspired paintings depicting the natural beauty, native cultures, and modern interpretations of the Australian outback. She has exhibited her work in London, United Kingdom; Perth, Western Australia, Australia; Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia; and Taipei, Taiwan. The majority of her

Susanne Tanner

Christian Branson

work is inspired and based upon her living experiences in Australia, United Kingdom, and, most recently, America. Tanner brings a wealth of talent and knowledge from her years of solo traveling and circumnavigating the world twice, experiencing native cultures and the remote natural beauty of this planet. In this exhibition, she will feature works painted on stretched canvas using acrylic paint. The technique used in these works are with traditional handmade Australian “bush tools,” which create the “dots.” Christian Branson: A Beginner’s Evolution in the Atrium Christian Branson is an emerging artist who lives and works in the Knoxville area. A native of Panama City, FL, his colorful paintings derive from his desire for exploration into the areas of form and color cohesion, as well as contrasts between them. His art emanates a wide range of emotions and expresses the vibrant spirit and atmosphere of the human mind, individual condition, and perception of the world around him. Branson, a self-taught artist, has been painting for less than one year and has already sold several pieces to private collectors across the U.S. In his inaugural exhibition, Branson showcases paintings in various mediums from acrylic to mixed media. His abstract forms, flowers, symbols, and patterns of colors are all brought to life with contrasting and harmonious hues and bold compositions. The exhibitions are on display at the Emporium Center, located at 100 S. Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. For more information, contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at 865-523-7543 or visit

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Now through June 28 Wednesdays from 9:30-11 am Wildlife Explorers, sponsored by the Town of Farragut, is a program of six classes that will help kids connect with nature in Farragut parks. The focus is on exploration and observation, and the goal is to get kids comfortable with spending time outdoors while learning about the plants and animals that make their homes there. Topics are “Nature Doesn’t Rest,” “Exploring Essentials,” “Homey Habitats,” “Critters Big & Small,” “Wonderful Water,” and “So Many Birds.” Locations vary. Classes are designed for children ages 6-10. Cost: Individual classes are $5 each or $20 for all six. Information: lcox@ or 865-218-3372.


Now through July 21 Monday-Friday from 9 am to 12 pm We will be hosting several art camps this summer with a different theme each week! » June 5-9: Creative Mindfulness Camp for ages 9-11 will focus on self expression and relaxation through art » June 12-16: Basics of Graphic Design for ages 8-11 will focus on design and layout (work will be done by hand, not computer) » June 19-23: Art & Science Camp for ages 6-9 will focus on creative experimentation and the link between science and art » June 26-30: Graphic Design for ages 12-18 will focus on design and layout (work will be done by hand, not computer) » July 10-14: Fiber Arts Camp for ages 9 & up will focus on exploring various fiber arts, including felting and hand sewing » July 17-21: Art Around the World for ages 6-11 will look at the art, music, and stories for a different region of the world each day, and we will make art and craft projects inspired by the region of the day Cost: Camps vary from $95–$195 per week. Information: 865-333-5262.


June 5 - July 28 Monday-Friday from 9 am to 12 pm or 1-4 pm Offers quality educational opportunities that will ignite your child’s imagination through drawing, painting, sculpture, and more. Each week offers a new and exciting ageappropriate art class that will nourish and challenge your child. The KMA’s certified art educators provide instruction in small groups with personalized instruction. Classes are designed to increase your child’s knowledge of art and help in the development of his or her artistic techniques, fine motor skills, critical thinking skills, and confidence. Each class includes sessions in the museum galleries, relating class activities to works in the collection. At the end of each week, we celebrate with an exhibition and presentations by the students. Age range: 3 and up. Cost: Weekly tuition for the half-day class is $85 for KMA members and $100 for non-members (unless specified otherwise) and includes workshop supplies, instruction, and guided tours. Information: 865-525-6101, ext. 241 or


June 5 - July 28 Monday-Friday from 9 am to 3 pm Zoo Knoxville offers a variety of day camps throughout the year for kids of all ages and abilities. Camp activities include animal interactions, excursions through the zoo, and trips behindthe-scenes to learn how we care for zoo animals. All camps are designed to be age-appropriate. All camps are held at Zoo Knoxville rain or shine. Age range: Ages 4–13. Cost: Zoo Knoxville Members $155, non-members $175. Information: zkfamily@


June 5 - August 4 Monday-Friday from 10 am to 4 pm » June 5-9 and July 10-14: Nature’s Heroes and Villains Week. There are many wonderful things we love about nature, but there are also things we fear or dislike about nature. The oft-dreaded poison ivy creeps up tree trunks and lines the trails, but is it a villain in nature? » June 12-16 and July 17-21: Exploring Ijams Wilderness Week. Do you have what it takes to survive a week at Ijams? Adventure awaits as you make your way across the wilderness in search of shelter, water, and food. New and exciting discoveries are around every turn. » June 19-23 and July 24-28: Time Traveling Explorers. Ijams holds many secrets about its past; join us as we travel through time to meet some of the pioneers of the land, study geologic formations, and uncover artifacts that were long forgotten. » June 26-30 and July 31 - August 4: Aquatic Adventures. Discover the amazing and sometimes elusive world of aquatic life at Ijams. This week is dedicated to getting up close to the plants and animals that call the ponds, creek, and river home. Age range: Open to ages 6 through 12 (or must have completed one year of kindergarten to attend). Cost: Camp rate is $255 each week ($230 for current Ijams members) plus additional fee for morning/after care. Information: 865-577-4717.


June 12-16 and June 26-30 Monday-Friday from 9 am to 3 pm Do you have a budding actor or playwright in your family? If so, the Bijou Theatre summer acting camps are the perfect opportunity for young actors. Imagine a summer camp packed with learning, making new friends, performing on stage, and most importantly – fun! That’s just what we’ve designed as campers experience the art of theatre. Each week children will learn improv, basic stage skills, and work together to write a play they will perform on The U.S. Cellular Stage at the Bijou Theatre for family and friends at the close of each camp week. Each performance is free and open to the public. Age range: The camps are designed for children ages 9-12. Cost: The cost per week is $135 per child. Information: 865-522-0832.


June 13 - July 21 Register for one or many! » June 13-15, 9-11 am: Jurassic Kids Camp for ages 2 & 3 plus caregiver » June 20-22, 9-11 am: Dino Explorers Camp for ages 4 & 5 » June 26-30, 9 am – noon: Archaeo Kids Camp for rising 4th-6th graders » July 11-13, 9-11 am: All That Glitters Camp for ages 4 – 6 » July 17-21, 9 am – noon: Fossil Camp for rising 4th-6th graders Age range: Toddlers through rising 6th graders. Cost: Camps vary from $35-$110. Information: 865-974-2144.




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Gregg Rolie on some of your favorite songs, but you probably aren’t familiar with his background and his huge accomplishments. The first big band that Rolie was involved with – and made his voice and organ work internationally recognizable – was the original Santana band. The opening organ notes and his voice on “Black Magic Woman” is, to this day, instantly recognizable. It took the band to Woodstock and, ultimately, provided Rolie’s first induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The next huge band Rolie helped form was none other than Journey. He was keyboardist and vocalist/co-vocalist on the band’s first six albums. He left the band (“retired”) in 1980. However, Rolie recently re-joined the boys of Journey for their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making it his second induction to its sacred halls. During the past six years, Rolie has been keyboardist/co-vocalist in Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band. I recently called him to chat about his induction, his work, and what it’s like working with Ringo. At the time of our conversation, it had been a few days since Rolie was at the induction ceremonies with the other Journey bandmates. I asked the obvious question of what his thoughts were about it. “Well, you know what? That’s what I always said. I’m so stunned by it. It got to the point where I was going, ‘Are they sure they got the right guy?’ I’m in there with people that I hold 32



in such high esteem. It’s a very select group of musicians to be in really good company. I was blown away by it. I still am when I look at the list. It’s all of my heroes! So to be added to that list is just stunning! And now that I’m home, it’s like, ‘Yeah, it’s cool. I did do the work!’ I mean, there’s no doubt about it!” Looking over his career – being a cofounder of Santana, playing Woodstock, co-founding Journey, in his sixth year playing with Ringo, and reuniting with Santana to recreate that past magic – it all begged the question of where he goes from here. “I know!” he said. “It’s one foot in front of the other one! Who knows? I’ve retired several times, and it just doesn’t seem to hold. I get calls to do things. ‘It’s a great idea! Let’s do that!’ I mean, it just keeps going on and on. I’ve been so fortunate. Going back and taking a look at the history of my work with all the guys I met, when I met them and everybody had the same ideas. We just grew. It was all about the music and all going forward and building it. We have played to so many generations of people. And it continues. Santana will never stop – I don’t think it will ever stop because of the style of music it is. Blues. It won’t go away. It is what it is. People still love it. Young people get hold of it. ‘Wow! This is great!’ It just keeps going on and on.” Shifting our focus to working with Ringo Starr, I asked Rolie for his thoughts about working with such an icon. “The best that I can say is you’ve seen movies on Ringo,” he said. “You’ve seen interviews on Ringo. That’s Ringo. There’s

no façade here. He runs a band really well. I’m minimizing it, but basically it’s like (going into a Ringo accent), ‘Don’t be late or I’ll leave you on the tarmac.’ It’s cut and dry just like his wit. It’s very simple. Everybody has such respect for him in the band and respect for each other. That’s why it works. It comes from him! It took me a year and a half to not sit there and spin my head around when I was on stage with him going, ‘I can’t believe I’m sittin’ here!’ Rivera told me, ‘That’s going to last about a year.’ ‘Oh, c’mon!’ I’ll be damned if he wasn’t right. I finally feel comfortable – really comfortable.” My final question for this rock and roll royalty was: When you finally step off the great tour bus called life up at that great gig in the sky, how do you want to be remembered, and what do you hope your legacy will be? His answer was humble and heartwarming. “I’ve thought about that before, and it’s very simple,” he said. “My epitaph would be: Great guy. Cool job. It’s that simple. It’s all I want to be known for. ‘He was a great guy, and what a cool job he had!’” You can listen to the extended audio version of this interview at 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,, and has conducted close to 200 interviews with some of the most interesting people in music. Photo by Scott Robert Ritchie

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This Nora 4-light metal chandelier costs $300 and is available at Shae Design Studio, 10420 Kingston Pike, Suite C in Knoxville, 865.313.2656,


Both of these highly collectible sculptures from Austin Productions are finished with a rich bronze effect. Perfect gifts for angler and golfer alike, these and hundreds of furniture items, dĂŠcor, art, and Oriental rugs at savings of up to 90% off original retail prices are available at Premiere Consignment, 320 Lakeside Plaza in Tellico Village, 865.458.9721,


Your headquarters for great gift ideas, CH Interiors & Gifts is excited to feature this timeless hand-crafted wooden serving tray from eva belle and a wide selection of vintage-inspired screen printed Flour Sack Kitchen Towels. Available at CH Interiors & Gifts, 12556 Kingston Pike in Knoxville, 865.288.7887, 34



Who says you need a green thumb to have flowers in your garden? Try these colorful flower stakes that require no watering and will keep their blooms all summer long. Available at The Town Framery & Gifts, 12814 Kingston Pike in Farragut, 865.671.6627,


Accessorize your summer with this beautiful necklace from Sweetwater Flower Shop’s large selection of designer-inspired jewelry and this stylish purse from Coco + Carmen. Available at Sweetwater Flower Shop, 118 W. North Street in Sweetwater, 423.337.6623.


This hand-crafted dulcimer from master woodworker, Robert Worth, is just one of the many art and craft items from local and regional artisans that you’ll find featured at Gallery on Main, 109 Morris Street in Sweetwater, 423.337.7400.


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HILE FAMILIES are busy moving events outdoors for

the summer, the professionals at Undercover Systems are ready to provide you with unlimited out-of-door events in 2017 that the entire family can enjoy all year-round, regardless of the weather. Now is the perfect time to install the patented and totally unique underdeck ceiling system under your home’s existing raised decks from the nation’s premier manufacturer of underdecking systems, Undercover Systems. This underdeck system will ensure this year’s events will be protected from unexpected and unwanted rain, the searing summertime sun, and winter sleet and snow. “Now is a great time to weatherproof all of your out-of-door events,” says Undercover Systems’ owner Jim Conn. “Throughout the entire process, our skilled craftsmen work with you, each step of the way, until your project is completed to your satisfaction. Because your project will be completed before the arrival of the dog days of summer, your family can begin enjoying your new outdoor living spaces just as the barbeque season heats up.” Undercover’s patented underdecking system helps to extend your outdoor season of enjoyment by protecting your family from the unexpected changes in weather. This system is custom engineered by Undercover Systems to fit your home’s exact specifications, unlike many of their competitors that purchase their components from local suppliers using a one-size-fits-all approach. You’ll also appreciate the fact that Undercover’s underdecking system is selfsupported and does not attach to your deck joists. This promotes air circulation, which protects the structural integrity of your home’s existing deck. A complaint-free member of the Better Business Bureau, Undercover Systems provides homeowners the peace of mind that they deserve in a building contractor by offering a completely turnkey experience. Why not surprise your family today with a special out-of-doors gift that the entire family can enjoy all year long and start creating a lifetime of memories? Call Jim Conn at 423-267-0091, and start enjoying your great American backyard today.

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is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. There are so many decisions and directions to go that the whole process can quickly become overwhelming. Here are a few tips that we share with our clients about their new homes. » Your budget – When deciding on how much you will spend for your new home, also consider the cost to furnish it. Experts say that it takes about 15-25% of the cost of the home, so if you are starting from “scratch,” take this into consideration to set a realistic budget. Also, limit impulse buys on furnishings that you might later regret; save it for the pieces you really want. » Your style – Often this is the perfect time to change your style or zero in on your existing style to complement the style of your new home. Look for inspiration and ideas on what you gravitate to; our website is a wonderful resource. Take note of the similarities in the images you select, and pick three or four keywords to focus on – bright, elegant, comfortable, etc. This will help decide which pieces fit your new style and which do not. » Your needs – Do you entertain a lot? Is your family always on the go? How about

storage? We can help you evaluate your new home’s features and identify what solutions you need. We will establish a function or two for each space and select furniture that best fits your lifestyle and preferences. Beauty and function go hand in hand. » Your changes – Structural changes are good to tackle before you move in – painting walls, adding wallpaper, or refinishing floors are much easier to do with an empty house. We can select a color palette for you as part of the complete design of your rooms. Keep in mind that the scale in your new home may be different than your previous one – higher ceilings, smaller walls, more open floor plan, etc. » Your plan – All of this will help you establish your plan for your new home. Whether you are taking on multiple rooms at once or focusing on one room at a time, have an idea of your priorities and create a timeline of action. » Your designer – The best time to hire a design professional is before you move in. Bringing a designer into the project saves you valuable time, money, and can prevent costly mistakes. With the largest selection in Knoxville with good, better, best, and



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memory, and we’ll need to wait an entire year to enjoy next spring’s dogwood. Remember those precious few weeks during April and May when we opened up our windows to allow those mild spring breezes to freshen up our homes? Well, all too quickly the temperatures have risen, our windows are once again closed, and the air conditioners are turned back on. One challenge many of us experience during these periods of time when our homes are “buttoned up” is that dust and allergens are trapped inside. Your home’s HVAC system and ceiling fans redistribute these trapped contaminants throughout your entire home, as is evident by the dust on your furniture. And no amount of dusting seems to alleviate the sneezing and coughing experienced by many of our two- or four-legged family members resulting from these trapped contaminants. While there is no way to totally eliminate dust and allergens in your home, there are steps you can take to significantly reduce these airborne contaminants. One sure fire way is to remove dust and allergens from your home’s carpeting and Oriental rugs. While vacuuming helps, your vacuum only removes a small portion of the accumulated contaminants that are trapped deep in the fibers of your carpets and rugs. At Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning, a West Knoxville based company, we offer homeowners two proven solutions to dust and allergens. For your home’s wall-to-wall carpeting, we offer a deep cleaning and extraction process that thoroughly cleans your carpets using only specially treated water from our truck-mounted cleaning plant that assures a level of clean that leaves our competition in the dust. For your home’s Oriental rugs, we offer our proprietary 11-step rug washing process at our West Knoxville based, state-of-the-art rug washing boutique that achieves a level of cleaning that is simply not achievable using any other system. Call us today, and discover for yourself a Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning level of clean – a level of clean that is nothing to sneeze at. You are also invited to view our proprietary Oriental rug washing system online at www.

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trends in home improvements is renovating the garage. With the garage often the largest room in the house and the least expensive to remodel, it’s the perfect area to expand a home’s usable living space. Top trends in garage enhancements and organization, as seen by PremierGarage of Knoxville, are: » Coating the garage floor With garages becoming an extension of our inside space, finishing the floor extends a home’s usable living space. Not only does a floor coating improve the garage’s overall look and feel, but it also provides protection and makes it easier to clean, significantly reducing the amount of dirt and grease that’s tracked into the home. » Including overhead storage While a typical two-car garage is about 400 square feet, this translates to several hundred cubic feet if you think vertically. Overhead storage is easily accessed and takes advantage of every inch available. » Adding garage cabinetry for storage In addition to maximizing storage space,

wall-mounted cabinets provide a clean and uncluttered look that also protect its contents by keeping out dust and household pests. Hanging cabinets off the floor allows you to easily clean the floor. Popular cabinet finishes include wood-grain, powder-coated, and stainless steel. » Using slatwall with hooks and fixtures Slatwall with various hooks, baskets, and bins organizes tools, athletic equipment, and

other items while still keeping them easy to access. Again, think vertically to get items off the floor. The right side of the garage is ideal for slatwall, because it keeps the left side clear for drivers exiting vehicles. » Creating a hobby nook Today’s new homes were designed for larger garages, and with the extra space, the garages aren’t just for cars anymore. Whether it’s a man cave, children’s play area, or an artist’s studio, the garage is often serving a dual purpose. 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.







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Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Induction


H E W O M E N ’ S Basketball

Hall of Fame will induct its 19th group of inductees, the Class of 2017, on June 10 in Knoxville. The six members of the Class of 2017 are Sally Bell (official), Christine Grant (contributor),

Rick Insell (coach), Louise O’Neal (veteran), Sheryl Swoopes (player), and Kara Wolters (player). With the addition of the Class of 2017, the WBHOF recognized the 1975, 1976, and 1977 Delta State women’s basketball teams for their contributions to the game in a display at the Hall entitled “Trailblazers of the Game.” The 1975, 1976, and 1977 Delta State teams captured three consecutive AIAW championships.

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years ago when Larsen Jay, a successful film and video producer, suffered a near fatal accident when his ladder collapsed and sent him crashing down three stories to the pavement below his warehouse. That fall changed the trajectory of Jay’s life – and as a result, has impacted the lives of more than 200,000 other people battling injury, illness, or the aging process. Today Jay is the founder and CEO of Random Acts of Flowers, a high-impact non-profit organization planted here in Knoxville and ultimately taking root in five cities across five states. RAF’s mission is simply to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals in healthcare facilities by delivering recycled flowers, encouragement, and personal moments of kindness. Last month RAF Knoxville hosted an open house to share its story of growth and reconnect with volunteers, healthcare and floral partners, donors, and supporters – old and new.



“A lot has changed throughout the years,” said Connie Wallace, former RAF Knoxville board member and current co-chair of the Perennial Society. “We’re in a bigger space. We have gone from a handful of volunteers to logging almost 38,000 volunteer hours. And we have delivered hope and healing to more than 72,000 of our most vulnerable community members. But one thing hasn’t changed, and that’s the profound impact we make with each bouquet we deliver. I hope that’s something we never lose touch with or take for granted.” Attendees were introduced to RAF Knoxville’s new Program Director, Mandie Beeler, and learned of improvements planned for the facility to add capacity and improve operational efficiency. Jay also

shared the Workshop Wish List, which includes a dishwasher for cleaning the vases RAF recycles, shears and thorn and leaf strippers, prep tables, and floral picks. Anyone interested in learning more about how to get involved or provide support should contact Mandie Beeler at Mandie@ Random Acts of Flowers recycles and repurposes flowers by engaging dedicated volunteer teams to deliver beautiful bouquets and moments of kindness to individuals in healthcare facilities across the country.

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A L L of you who helped make our April Open House and first year anniversary celebration such a tremendous success. We were particularly grateful for the privilege to host two of our Amish craftsmen, Robert Yoder and Wyman Miller, as well as their wives, Ida and Naomi. Our guests from Amish Country in Ohio enjoyed their trip to Knoxville and took some additional time to visit the Great Smoky Mountains. The highlight of their visit was the time spent in the Amish Excellence showroom meeting existing and new customers. This visit provided our customers with the perfect opportunity to learn firsthand how the furniture is made by the craftsmen in workshops on their farms. Many customers expressed that even though they knew their furniture was of superior quality, they enjoyed the affirmation and validation that Amish Excellence furniture is genuinely made by



Amish builders. Amish Excellence is the only showroom in the area that exclusively offers solid hardwood furniture that is guaranteed to be Amishmade. We do not sell veneers, laminates, imports, or used furniture. The selections are without limits. What you will find in our showroom are examples of various types of naturally beautiful wood, stain and paint

colors, fabrics and 100% cowhide leather, and hardware choices, as well as other options for customization. Because of customers’ overwhelming response and demand for American-made, quality furniture, we are proud to announce the expansion of the Amish Excellence showroom. We have purchased additional inventory that includes bedroom suites, dining tables, chairs, home office desks, bookcases, and more. This construction project is on schedule to be completed in early June. Please stop by and see what’s new. Our design team and staff will be here to answer questions and help you make selections that you’ll treasure for years to come.

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613 N. Campbell Station Road Knoxville, TN 37934 865.392.6000 Monday-Saturday 10 am – 6pm

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June in the Garden BY LISA GRUGIN


in your yard? If any of you didn’t lose a single plant, you deserve a commendation. I managed to keep my loss at one Pieris Japonica and one hosta, but I was out there last fall with a flashlight and a water hose a couple of nights. Why am I asking this question in June? Because plants take a while to establish, and they take a while to die. Well, some of them anyway. Small leaf hollies and some azaleas go directly to dead (they do not pass go or collect $200), but most plants suffer a slow decline and are just now giving up the ghost. So if things are dying and you’re thinking it can’t possibly be from the drought last year, you’re probably wrong. Let me explain, because I’m getting lots of questions about this subject. If you have had a big tree go down in your yard or neighborhood, did you notice the size of the root ball? It was probably very small. Last year was so dry that big sections of plant roots just shriveled up and died. We started getting rain in the winter, but the plants simply did not have the roots

left to take it up. To complicate matters, a stressed plant sends hormones into the atmosphere, telling insects and fungus that it is struggling. Now we have had three months of weather that breeds fungus and insects, and some of the plants are just done. The good news is that you can still plant! Actually, there are many things you can do this month, so let’s get started on the list. » Yes, you really can still plant. In fact, there are several things that prefer to be planted while the ground is warm! Crepe Myrtles and grasses like it hot, and many of the vegetables prefer a warm soil. About the only thing I can think of that you can’t plant now are the cole crops like broccoli and cauliflower and some greens. » You will need to monitor your rain gauge. If we aren’t getting at least 1” of rain per week, you need to water. Remember that sprinklers are for grass and flowers but are inadequate for trees and shrubs. Those will require drip irrigation or hand watering. Call if you have questions.



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» Your container gardens probably need some maintenance by now. Deadhead, cut back aggressive plants like sweet potato vine, and add a little fertilizer. Prolific bloomers such as petunias, calibrachoa, and tropical mandevilla tend to suck all the nutrients up quickly and prefer weekly feeding. » Flower beds will need the same attention as containers. Deadhead and fertilize! Don’t be afraid of cutting back plants that get leggy, because trimming will cause them to fill out nicely. Ask us if you aren’t sure how to do that. » How are your perennials? Are they getting leggy, too? You can cut them back so they won’t flop. Now is also the time to cut back flower stalks on iris and peonies and give a haircut to fall bloomers such as asters, mums, goldenrod, and sedum. If you still have foliage from spring bulbs, you can also remove that if it has yellowed. » While you’re outside giving haircuts, check for disease and insects. Our damp spring has caused a proliferation of both! The sooner you treat, the better the response. A weekly checkup of your plants will make your life so much easier! » Did you do a vegetable garden or container? You will need to be especially vigilant now for bugs and caterpillars that can decimate your harvest! Pick off larger invaders, and use insecticidal soap for the little guys. You also need to watch for signs of fungus or blights so you can begin treatment ASAP. Remember that you shouldn’t plant veggies in the same place every year. I know crop rotation sounds silly when you’re using containers or raised beds, but it is arguably the most important thing you can do to prevent/reduce disease. » Weed, weed, weed! They will take over before you know it. Hand pull, spray, and Preen after you finish. » Take care of the birds, and they will show their appreciation by eating bad bugs. Keep feeders and birdbaths full and clean. If you use a good quality bird food, you won’t have the waste and weeds caused by cheap seeds. Some forecasts predict that our roller coaster weather will continue for the foreseeable future, so hang in there! June tends to be one of the more enjoyable months, and I’m crossing my fingers that it will be this year! Have a great summer, and let us know if you have questions. Helping you have a great yard is the reason we are here!

Meadow View Greenhouses & Garden Center 9885 Highway 11E Lenoir City, TN 37772 865.986.7229

The Design Makes the Difference



lighting design can turn your house into a showcase just as quickly as poor lighting design will reduce it to little more than an eyesore. Curb appeal isn’t just for daylight hours. If you spend your entire landscaping budget on plants and flowers, you only have curb appeal for half the time! Good landscape lighting design should draw attention to the architectural details you fell in love with when you purchased your home and highlight features in your landscape design, bringing beauty and drama to your yard, all while increasing the value of your home. Think of your home’s lighting as a nightscape. A nightscape is like painting with light to show the beauty of your home. Quite often this could show off features that aren’t as prominent during the day but are captivating at night – as if revealing your home’s secrets. Lighting your home correctly will create two separate and beautiful landscapes – one a dayscape and the other your nightscape, each with their own character. Ever y home has its own persona lity and unique features. A landscape lighting designer can show you how to highlight and help you decide which approach to take in your landscape lighting design. A minimalist design uses landscape lights to highlight

your house and walkways in an understated way, whereas a statement approach uses more lights to highlight features with a dramatic effect. A balanced approach shows off the symmetry in the house or plantings. If you are mainly concerned with safety, you could take a safety approach and focus only on landscape lights for security. Many people choose a more natural approach that uses landscape lighting to emulate the way the moonlight dances through the trees. A professional landscape lighting designer can help you see which approach would work

best for your nightscape. If you’re considering outdoor lighting, I invite you to discover why Lighthouse Outdoor Lighting is East Tennessee’s first choice in exterior lighting. Call 865-484-4011 today or visit us at

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UT Gardens Plant of the Month:




sometimes suggest that summer is already here, while the calendar says it doesn’t start until June 21st! Depending on the weather, one May- and June-flowering tree will add late spring interest to your landscape by extending the spring blooming season closer to the beginning of summer. The tree? Styrax japonicus, also known as Japanese snowbell. Japanese snowbell is a small, dainty tree suitable for the urban landscape. I have to admit, I had never heard of this small tree until I added it to the arboretum at the Unversity of Memphis. Dr. Michael Dirr, in his Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, states it as one “of the unknown trees that is worthy of extensive landscape use.” I decided to place my specimen on a prominent site where it could be viewed by many people. My efforts have been well rewarded! Even though the tree flowers in May and June after the leaves appear, the blooms hang down on delicate pendulous stalks. The leaves are attached to the upper part of the stem so the flowers are in full view. Japanese snowbell likes well-drained soil and prefers afternoon shade. This small, 20to 30-ft tall, low-branched tree will look great near a patio, in a mixed border of shrubs, or in any situation that calls for a small tree with

horizontal branching. The blooms of Japanese snowbells are usually white, bell-shaped, and slightly fragrant, but pink-flowering varieties are available. The fall foliage color is not spectacular, but the leaves do turn yellow to red in color. Japanese snowbells drop their small leaves late in the fall, and their delicate branches, which zig-zag at the tips, are scruffy and rough making for an interesting winter silhouette. S t y ra x j a p o n i c u s d o e s we l l w h e n

planted in the spring or fall on a partially shaded site. It prefers a slope or raised-bed area supplemented with organic matter, and the tree will benefit from a complete fertilizer like 14-14-14 the first year. I did very little to supplement my tree in subsequent years except to water consistently during the summer season and to enjoy its beauty! ‘Emerald Pagoda’ seems to be a more heattolerant variety with thicker and darker leaves, while ‘Snowfall’ has a dense and rounded habit with prolific white flowers. ‘Marley’s Pink’ is a small, weeping form that has pink flowers. If you are looking for a small tree to grace your landscape and extend the perennial blooms in your yard, consider Styrax japonicus, the Japanese snowbell. The UT Gardens includes plant collections located in Knoxville, Jackson, and Crossville. Designated as the official botanical garden for the State of Tennessee, the collections are part of the UT Institute of Agriculture. The Gardens’ mission is to foster appreciation, education, and stewardship of plants through garden displays, educational programs, and research trials. The Gardens are open during all seasons and free to the public. For more information, visit



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time and money on do-it-yourself products that won’t give long-term control. Mosquitoes: Stop getting bitten by those pesky, disease carrying mosquitoes! Dayton’s Mosquito Control Management Program uses a treatment process that kills those mosquitoes and prevents many mosquito eggs from becoming biting adults. Using a thorough approach, Dayton’s treats mosquito resting areas, landscaping, vegetation, trees, and shrubs. Breeding sites – such as standing water, ponds, or waterscapes – are treated with Insect Growth Regulator (IGR) granules to prevent mosquito eggs and larvae from becoming biting adults. (It’s safe for use around fish and amphibious organisms.) Carpenter bees: Filling up the holes won’t stop carpenter bees. They will just drill new holes in another place. Did you know that the chambers they build within wood for laying eggs can be as long as 10 feet? Ants: You may see ants in your kitchen, but the key to getting rid of them is to treat them at the source, which is often outside and usually underground. Wasps/yellow jackets: Getting stung is painful, so let Dayton’s take the risk, not you! New customers will receive 1) $25 OFF the initial service for Dayton’s Mosquito Control Management Program with a contract through October and 2) $25 OFF one treatment for warm weather bugs with an annual pest agreement. Other services include monthly/quarterly/onetime pest control services, convenient quarterly perimeter pest control, pest control for ladybugs/bedbugs/other pests, fungicide/ moldicide treatments, VA/FHA inspections, CleanSpace® Crawl Space Encapsulation System, and radon testing/mitigation. All services are guaranteed!

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Not Every Hardwood Floor Refinishing Project Requires Sanding



transform the ordinary into the extraordinary by creating a showroom quality look in your home that is hard to duplicate with other flooring surfaces. The rich patina and natural grains of hardwood flooring create a beauty all their own. But hardwood floors, like any other surface, require both regular maintenance and occasionally resurfacing to restore their original appearance. While routine maintenance can be easily achieved by the homeowner, refinishing is best left to the experienced professional. The first consideration when refinishing your home’s hardwood floors is to determine the level of refinishing that will be required to restore your floor’s original look. Hardwood floors are protected with multiple layers of commercial grade sealer and finish that not only enhance the appearance of your floors, but also act as a wear surface that protects your hardwood flooring. If this layer requires refinishing, if your wood floors are free from

Mr. Sandless® specializes in the “sandless” option to hardwood floor refinishing. Their totally dust-free alternative to sanding will restore your floor’s to their original showroom quality look – at just a fraction of the cost and in far less time than the “sanding” alternative. extreme wear and severe damage, or stains from pet urine, you may not need to re-sand your flooring. Mr. Sandless® specializes in the “sandless” option to hardwood floor refinishing. Their totally dust-free alternative to sanding will restore your floor’s to their original showroom quality look – at just a fraction of the cost and in far less time than the “sanding” alternative. Using their proprietary, state-ofthe-art process, they enhance your hardwood floor’s original topcoat before sealing and finishing your floors with your choice of matte,

satin, or gloss finishes. Mr. Sandless® can also tint your finish, offering you the option to adjust your existing stain colors. The quick, no-sanding solution to beautiful wood floors, Mr. Sandless® is the number one wood floor refinisher in the world with more than 125,000 satisfied customers. In addition to guaranteeing your complete satisfaction, Mr. Sandless® also offers their customers a five year warranty. So if it’s time to refinish your home’s hardwood floors, ask yourself or, better yet, Mr. Sandless® if your floor’s showroom look can be restored using their patented sandless system. Dust-free, fast, and less expensive – all from the company that invented sandless refinishing.

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Discover Your Very Own Smoky Mountain Retreat on the Rapids of the Tellico River within the Nantahala National Forest in Tellico Plains, TN




• Approximately 2,000 sq. ft. of living space • Pine T&G walls & ceiling • Exposed beams • Hickory flooring • 3 bedrooms • 2½ baths • 2 fireplaces • Loft • Custom cabinets • S.S. appliances • Carport & storage • Built in 2009 • Large adjacent garden with 16’x20’ arbor • City water & sewer • Police, fire & ambulance


Take a Bite Out of Henry County, Georgia

From barbecue to behind-the-bars brews, an unsuspecting location is flavored with eclectic good eats



taste bud tempting eateries like those in Henry County, just 30 minutes south of the big city and the perfect stopping point for those en route to Savannah or Orlando. Henry County is a quaint Southern destination packed with menu options for even the pickiest palate. Try these top picks for mouthwatering temptations:   1. See where barbecue was born! Well, maybe not exactly, but Henry County is home to some of the best barbecue in the state. In fact, it’s where the original Shane’s Rib Shack (2136 Highway 155 North) was founded. Shane Thompson opened the first Shane’s in this little “shack,” and although the franchise has grown to include more than 70 locations, the original, complete with freestanding outhouse, is still dishing out barbecue, ribs, and its famous peach cobbler. 2. Southern favorites like the “meat and three” abound in Henry County, too. Whether you are a Southern cooking devotee or new to the “meat and three,” be prepared to have your taste buds dazzled at Sarah’s Country Cooking (1060 Eagles Landing Parkway, Suite 210). Fresh vegetables, fried chicken, and homemade desserts pay tribute to the restaurant’s namesake. The Kelley sisters operate this lunchtime hotspot and serve up delicious food just the way their mother, Sarah, taught them. Hungry for more? Cravings Home Cooking (2180 Highway 20 West) offers Southern-style home cooking made fresh every day, with a wide variety of entrees, fresh veggies, soup, salads, and sinful desserts. 3. Beyond the dinner plate, sip suds at JailHouse Brewing Company (8 Cherry Street), where craft brews are the specialty. Brewed in the former city jail of Hampton, Georgia, the hand-crafted beers from JailHouse Brewing Company marry small-batch ingenuity with refreshing palatability. JailHouse’s usual suspects – Slammer Wheat, Misdemeanor Ale, and Mugshot IPA – are satisfying, flavorful, and designed to enhance Southern cuisine. Look for seasonal beers and 4D IPA throughout the year, and keep your eye out for the orange and black



At the French Market, browse the array of home décor items while waiting for a delicious lunch. 

badge tap handles and 12-ounce bottles throughout Henry County. Brewery tours and tastings are available Thursdays from 5:30 to 8 pm, Fridays from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, and Saturdays from 2 to 6 pm. Come see how simple ingredients – barley, water, and hops – become something to celebrate. 4. Many restaurants, like the French Market (3840 Highway 42), source ingredients like the pecans for their chicken salad locally from area farms. Taste what farm-to-table means at the French Market & Tavern, where you’ll find a stylish, Southern-chic setting

and food with a decidedly New Orleans flair. The menu features locally sourced creations such as the Fenster Farm Pecan Chicken Salad Croissant and a creative array of martini options. Come for dinner and drinks and stay for a little home décor shopping at the adjoining boutique. 5. Eat local with U-pick options at Southern Belle Farm (1658 Turner Church Road). Open seasonally, this 330-acre working farm specializes in homegrown family fun, fresh produce, and wholesome memories. You’ll find U-Pick strawberries in the spring and other berries and peaches in the summer, plus lots of fall fun – getting lost in a cornfield maze, cheering at a pig race, taking a hayride, and more. Then experience an oldfashioned Christmas with pre-cut Fraser fir trees. Nearby, end the hunt for the perfect peach at Gardner Farm and Peach Orchard (3192 Highway 42 South), a family orchard where you can hand-pick fresh peaches, blueberries, and blackberries. Produce is usually available late May through September and includes peaches, berries, tomatoes, and more. Visitors can rest easy, choosing from a variety of lodging options including name brand hotels or sleeping under the stars at one of the beautiful campsites in the area. Whether looking for an adventure-packed trip or an easy-going escape, guests will feel as renewed as a spring blossom after visiting Henry County, Georgia. For more information, visit

Photos courtesy of French Market & Tavern



LUES DOESN’T seem to get

much respect in mainstream awards shows. However, when it happens, it usually goes to those who have already left this world. Such was not the case at the recent Grammy Awards. Recently long-time blues vocalist, Bobby Rush, was finally honored with his first Grammy. At 83 years old, it’s a long overdue honor for the blues legend. I recently chatted with Rush about the Grammy and the album that he won it for, as well as about the music business in general. When I started off by congratulating him for his Grammy, he expressed genuine gratitude and humility. “Let me say this to you: My mind was made that even if I didn’t bring it home, I was a winner, because I was in the race!” he said. “That’s my attitude about it, because to be in the race – I accept this because of a lot of guys I beat out were more qualified than me. That doesn’t mean I would’ve been happy if I didn’t bring it home, but there are millions of guys who hadn’t gotten it and do as much as I do – it could be more. But I just appreciate it, and I appreciate the guys I’d been running with – who I was in the race with – although I won and they lost. That’s the way it goes. Some win. Some lose. We all are friends in spite of that business stuff.” We then shifted the gears of our conversation to the subject of his Grammy winning album, Porcupine Meat, and how putting this record together was different for him than all the other records he recorded. “Well, it wasn’t that much different than two or three others,” he said. “But, I’ll tell you, it’s different than a lot of them. First of all, in 1966, I had a record. It was ‘Chicken Head’, and I didn’t know how to tell a guy the title of the song – Calvin Carter, who had Vee Jay Records. Later on in ’81, I had a song called ‘Sue’. In ’83 or 4, I had ‘Ain’t Studdin’ Ya’. I had many records, but every time I had titles like this, I always looked for titles like this that were a gimmick thing for titles. Everything I did that was titled like that seemed to be successful. So, when I had this song, ‘Porcupine Meat’, I wanted to propose it to the producer, who was Scott Billington. We’ve become very good friends, so I was comfortable enough to tell him, ‘Well, listen, I gotta song that I think is gonna be a hit record.’ He said, ‘What’s the name of it?’ I said, ‘Porcupine Meat’. He just fell out laughing. I guess he thought it was some kind of joke.”

Rush later shared his story as to how he was asked to speak at B.B. King’s funeral. With humility, he said, “It’s almost like B.B. King, when he passed the torch, he passed it to me. Then the family said, ‘Well, Bobby Rush, are you going to the funeral?’ I said, ‘Yes, I’m goin’.’ ‘Since you’re goin’, we’d like for you to say a word or two.’ I said, ‘Okay, put me on the program.’ ‘We’d like to let you have the last word.’” With our chat wrapping up, I asked Rush how he wanted to be remembered and what he hoped his legacy would be. “I want people to know that out of all the ups and downs and the struggles and hardship, though it seems like a dream come true, if you do what you want to do in life and feel good about it and do it well, it’s not a dream,” he said. “It’s reality, but it takes time to do it. I want people to know that whatever you set your mind to do, if it’s impossible and God’s will of it, it’ll come to pass. But I do want people to know that it was written

that a cow jumped over the moon, but you gotta be smart enough to know, in the book, he really didn’t jump over the moon. The cow didn’t really jump over the moon. It’s gotta be realistic to yourself. I want people to know from me that I did what I did, and I did it my way. I’ve gotten a Grammy, and I’ve got this far doin’ it my way.” The expanded version of this interview (and the audio of it) is available at www. You can also keep up with Bobby Rush on his website, www. 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,, and has conducted close to 200 interviews with some of the most interesting people in music. June 2017 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


Biltmore’s 21st Annual Concert Series Heats Up the Summer



at Biltmore when the estate’s 21st annual Concert Series begins Thursday, July 27. Kool & The Gang kicks off the series on the South Terrace of Biltmore House. The South Terrace venue features expansive sunset views of the 250room Biltmore House in one direction and Mount Pisgah and the Blue Ridge Mountains in the other. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The 2017 Biltmore Concert Series line-up includes: » July 27: Kool & The Gang and The Commodores » July 30: The Beach Boys » August 18: Newsboys with special guest Mandisa » August 19: Tony Bennett » August 24: REO Speedwagon » August 26: Goo Goo Dolls: Long Way Home Summer Tour 2017 with special guest Phillip Phillips All tickets may be purchased at www., by calling 866-3361255, or in person at Biltmore’s Reservation and Ticketing Sales Center, located at 1 Lodge Street in Asheville. A variety of ticket, dining, and lodging packages are available for the concerts. Tickets do not include or require estate admission. Performers and dates are subject to change. About the Artists

Kool & The Gang and The Commodores Classic R&B hits such as “Celebration,” “Cherish,” and “Ladies Night” have earned the Grammy-winning group Kool & The Gang global fame and recognition and a following that spans generations. The Commodores are Grammy-winning Motown legends with seven number one hits and more than 70 million albums sold. Songs include “Brick House,” “Easy,” and “Three Times A Lady.” The Beach Boys With decades of hit singles including “Surfin’,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “California G i r l s,” a n d t h e G ra m my- n o m i n ate d 58


has introduced a multitude of songs into the Great American Songbook that have since become standards and has received 19 Grammy Awards, including one for his signature song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.”

“Good Vibrations,” The Beach Boys are an iconic American band that influenced countless performing artists to follow.

Newsboys with special guest Mandisa The Newsboys have defined contemporary Christian music for more than two decades, earning 33 No. 1 hits, four Grammy nominations, multiple Dove Awards, and selling more than eight million albums. Mandisa is a contemporary Christian artist who has sold more than one million records, including her best-selling and critically acclaimed 2013 project “Overcomer,” which won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album.

Tony Bennett Legendary Tony Bennett is one of only a handful of artists to have new albums charting in each of the last seven decades. He

REO Speedwagon REO Speedwagon, fronted by vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, along with bandmates Bruce Hall ( bass), Neal Doughty (keyboards), Dave Amato (guitar), and Bryan Hitt (drums), is still rocking audiences worldwide with concerts featuring their two timeless No. 1 singles, “Keep on Loving You,” and “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” along with fan favorites including “Take It on the Run,” “Time for Me to Fly,” “Roll With the Changes,” “Ridin’ The Storm Out,” and more. Goo Goo Dolls: Long Way Home Summer Tour 2017 with special guest Phillip Phillips The Goo Goo Dolls have become an influential force in popular music history, selling more than 10 million albums featuring a string of No. 1 and Top 10 singles including “Name,” “Slide,” and “Let Love In.” Their hit “Iris,” from the City Of Angels soundtrack, was No. 1 on the Billboard charts for 17 consecutive weeks. Phillip Phillips has put out two chart-topping albums since releasing his five-time-platinum debut single “Home” in 2012.

Summer Movie Magic


HERE’S SOMETHING for everyone in the 19th Annual Summer Movie Magic lineup! Moviegoers will travel back in time

and see these American classics as they should be – in a historic theater with a bag of popcorn in their lap and a cold drink in their hand. Come experience some of your favorite classics on the big screen! Both digital and 35mm films will be screened, and organists Bill Snyder and Freddie Brabson will play the Mighty Wurlitzer organ before each film.

The complete 2017 Summer Movie Magic Series is as follows: Tickets can be purchased at the Tennessee Theatre box office,, or by phone at 865-684-1200. Ticket price is $9 for adults and $7 for children under 12 and seniors 65 and over. Subscriptions are $45 for adults and $35 for children and seniors. “Summer Movie Magic at the Tennessee Theatre offers a chance to gather with friends and family in the grand setting of a historic movie palace to experience classic films from every era and genre,” said Becky Hancock, the Theatre’s Executive Director. “For nearly 89 years, events at the Tennessee Theatre have helped create special memories for generations of East Tennesseans, and this year’s Summer Movie Magic continues that legacy.” Visit for more information.

Local Talent Leads Oak Ridge Junior Playhouse Summer Camp



have the opportunity to be inspired by local talent to explore their creativity and surround themselves with fellow thespians. Oak Ridge Junior Playhouse is pleased to connect the theater community by offering this experience to learn in a workshop setting with its summer theater camp for youth from rising third grade through rising 12th . Adra Cooper, Camp Director, notes experience doing theater with young people has led her to value its positive effects. “I have seen introverted students, who barely speak or look you in the eye, become talkative and confident young adults after finding confidence on stage,” she said, adding that she thoroughly enjoyed the Oak Ridge Junior Playhouse theater camp last year. “I especially enjoyed watching the kids grow in their confidence.” Adra brings a wealth of experience from working with youth as a drama teacher, director, and past camp director. Campers will also benefit from the creative talent and love of theater from camp assistants, Adam Moreno

Adra Cooper

Adam Moreno

and Josh Farner. Both young men grew up doing theater in Oak Ridge and Knoxville and are excited to share their enthusiasm with the Playhouse campers. Adam Moreno, assistant camp instructor, was very involved in Oak Ridge High School’s drama group, the Masquers. Adam continued his education and graduated with a degree in theater (specializing in acting) in 2016 from Middle Tennessee State University. “Theater gives you a number of skills you can’t get in any other one platform,” said Adam. “It teaches you to work with others (even if you don’t get along), to speak in front of a crowd, to listen to others, to take constructive criticism, and much more.”

Josh Farner, also an assistant camp instructor, was a frequent participant at the Oak Ridge Junior Playhouse growing up both as an actor and as a crew member. Josh currently attends the Josh Farner University of the Arts in Philadelphia and is majoring in producing, directing, and playwriting. Josh attended the Oak Ridge Junior Playhouse summer camps himself, so he’s especially excited to return as an instructor. “I hope to expand kids’ love of theater and performing,” he said. “I want them to have lots of fun and increase their confidence through acting.” The week-long camp will begin on Monday, June 12, from 9 am to 3 pm Monday through Thursday. Friday will culminate with a showcase performance at 5 pm for family and friends on stage at the Playhouse. More information and registration forms may be found at the Oak Ridge Playhouse website at www. June 2017 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


JUNE 18:

Father's Day


THINGS TO DO • PLACES TO GO • PEOPLE TO SEE June 1: Variety Thursdays Concert Series on Market Square from 7 to 9 pm every Thursday through June 29. Free!

June 5: Mighty Musical Monday with Elizabeth Peterson at the Tennessee Theatre at noon. Free!

June 2: First Friday on Market Square, Gay Street, The Old City, and Downtown North beginning at 5 pm.

June 6: Jazz Tuesdays Concert Series on Market Square from 8 to 10 pm every Tuesday through August 29. Free!

June 2-4: Dirty Dancing at the Tennessee Theatre. June 2 at 8 pm, June 3 at 2 & 8 pm, and June 4 at 1:30 & 7 pm.

June 7: Boz Scaggs at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

June 3: Market Square Farmers’ Market featuring products made or grown in East Tennessee. Saturdays, June 3, 10, 17 & 24, from 9 am to 2 pm and Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21 & 28, from 11 am to 2 pm. June 3: Oak Ridge Academy of Dance: Afternoon Revue at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 1 pm. June 3: Oak Ridge Academy of Dance: Evening Extravaganza at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 7 pm. June 3: David Francisco at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. June 3-4: Bike Boat Brew & Bark at Volunteer Landing from 10 am to 5:30 pm. June 4: Knoxville Firefighters Association presents The Original Drifters at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum at 6:30 pm. June 4: Oak Ridge Academy of Dance: Contemporary Dance Ensemble Spring Concert at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 7 pm.



June 7: Knoxville News Sentinel Sports Awards with guest speaker, Eric Berry, at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm. June 10: Knoxville’s Largest Kids’ Party at the World’s Fair Park Festival Lawn from 11 am to 7 pm. June 10: Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Tennessee Theatre at 7 pm. June 10: Henry Cho at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. June 15: John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at the Tennessee Theatre at 7 pm. June 16: Gladys Knight at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm. June 16 & 17: Darren Knight “Southern Momma An EM Comedy Tour” at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 7:30 pm. June 17: 14th Annual KARM Dragon Boat Festival at The Cove at Concord Park beginning at 8 am. June 17: Big Kahuna Wing Festival at World’s Fair Park from 12 to 8 pm.

June 17: Bark in the Park at the World’s Fair Park Festival Lawn from 3 to 7 pm. June 17: Knoxville Brewfest 2017 in downtown Knoxville from 4 to 8 pm. June 17: Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. June 18: Father’s Day. June 20: Old 97’s with Vandoliers at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. June 22-25: Kuumba Festival in Market Square. June 23-25: Knoxville Comic Con “Fanboy Expo” at the Knoxville Convention Center. June 23 & 25: Summer Movie Magic: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial at the Tennessee Theatre. June 23 at 8 pm and June 25 at 2 pm. June 24: Knoxville Homecoming at James White’s Fort from 10 am to 4 pm. Experience Knoxville’s first home as it was in the 1790s with demonstrations such as blacksmithing, open hearth cooking, and other Colonial crafts. Educational for all ages and free admission. June 24: The Black Jacket Symphony: Led Zeppelin’s II at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm. June 25: Bijou Jubilee 2017 featuring Punch Brothers at the Bijou Theatre at 7:30 pm.

Festival on the 4th 4 to 10 pm at World’s Fair Park T

H E F E S T I V A L on the 4th

delivers a wide variety of family fun, including entertainment, activities, and treats at the City of Knoxville’s 4th of July celebration at the World’s Fair Park. The free festival begins at 4 pm and ends at approximately 10 pm at the conclusion of the fireworks display. This event is rain or shine. Throughout the day, festival goers will be treated to good music, good food, good fun, and good times on the Festival and Performance Lawns of the World’s Fair Park. From 4 to 8 pm, Regal’s Kids Zone is sure to please kids of all ages with fun activities by The Home Depot and Lego building with Bricks for Kids. The Temper Evans Band will be performing on the Festival Lawn from 4:15 to 5:30 pm. The Temper Evans Band is an exciting five-piece progressive cover band raised on traditional country music, with Southern rock, blues, pop, bluegrass, and gospel music roots. Airlifter Brass, a Brass Quintet of the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, will be performing on the Festival Lawn from 6 to 7:30 pm. With the traditional instrumentation of two trumpets, French horn, trombone, and tuba plus percussion, the ensemble is known for their versatility and outstanding musicianship. The musical finale will be performed, starting at 8 pm, by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. They will present the 33rd Annual FREE Pilot Flying J Independence Day Concert on the World’s Fair Park’s Performance Lawn. This is a FREE concert – no ticket required! Fireworks start at 9:35 pm. Free parking is available at the World’s Fair and Blackstock Parking Lots, 11th Street, Locust Street, Walnut Street, State Street, and Market Square Garages. ADA parking

is available at the Fort Kid Parking Lot. No pets, alcohol, or personal tents/tent canopies allowed. For more information, call the Knoxville Office of Special Events at 865-215-4248. June 2017 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


Oak Ridge Introduces “Heritage and Science” Tourism B Y R AY S M I T H , Y- 1 2 H I S TO R I A N AT Y- 1 2 N AT I O N A L S EC U R I T Y C O M P L E X


AK RIDGE’S amazing story

of its beginnings and the “Big Science” invented here have been the envy of several tourism studies that have been completed throughout the years. These studies examined various aspects of tourism, and in every case, the significance of Oak Ridge was seen as regionally important. In Oak Ridge, they have now coined a new term “Heritage and Science Tourism” and are planning to grow the emphasis on “Science” in the coming months and years. Oak Ridgers have relied on their historical “Heritage” for a number of years and now intend to provide added emphasis on the “Science” for tourism. Historically, the decision was made by General Leslie Groves on September 19, 1942, to locate the first production facility of the Manhattan Project in East Tennessee. Construction of the Administration Building that became the “Castle on the Hill” was begun in November 1942 – according to the John Hendrix legend, right between Tadlock’s farm and Pyatt’s place. This historical “Heritage” aspect of tourism has been successfully contributing to Oak Ridge’s economy for years. Here are just a few of the many examples of the “Science” emanating from Oak Ridge: Nuclear medicine, nuclear power, nuclear navy fuel, touch screen technology, Y chromosome’s role revealed here, discovery of high-temperature superconducting materials, electron microscopy, an important role in the discovery of element 117 named Tennessine, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory even solved the mystery of President Zachary Taylor’s death. The Secret City Festival held in June of each year celebrates the origins of Oak Ridge in a number of ways. From assembling World War re-enactments to this year’s theme, “Celebrate Our Heroes,” the Secret City Festival reflects back on the history of Oak Ridge. This year the festival has some new features. First, all events are FREE. It is extended to cover two weekends beginning Friday, June 2, with the official opening of the festival and tours to both the Y-12 National Security Complex and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Graphite Reactor, as well as the regularly scheduled Department of Energy Public Tour. All tours originate at the American Museum of Science and Energy on Tulane Avenue. Shuttles will run between the museum and the New Hope Center at the Y-12 National Security Complex. You may drive directly to the New Hope Center and meet the one-hour tours of Y-12 there. Future festivals could well evolve into events with a stronger emphasis on “Science” 62


Award-winning Alexander Guest House preservation project

The Oak Ridge International Friendship Bell – an icon of both the past and the future of Oak Ridge

to capitalize on the potential of Heritage and Science Tourism. Other tourism events in Oak Ridge and the region can result in synergy for the entire region’s tourism potential. Many surrounding cities and counties are also increasing emphasis on the potential for tourism. The Coal Miner’s Museum recently opened in Rocky Top is but one example. The Green McAdoo continues to grow in significance for the region. The Museum of Appalachia remains a mainstay. Human powered sports are growing in Oak Ridge. Off-road experiences at Windrock continue to grow… and there are more examples in the region. An expanded understanding of the value of tourism to our economy will hopefully bring a collective and coordinated promotion of Heritage and Science Tourism in the region, not just Oak Ridge. Capitalizing on the draw of the Oak Ridge Corridor with its technology based connection will produce growth in all areas of the region. The Manhattan Project National Historical Park is another value-added element in Oak Ridge. Their presence here since November 10, 2015, has continued to bring a breath of fresh air into many aspects of life in Oak Ridge. The partnerships created with the American Museum of Science and Energy, the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge, the Girl Scouts, Girls Inc, and others are certainly amazing to see. The National Park staff members are constantly presenting historical ranger walks to

the iconic Gatehouses and the Chapel on the Hill. They routinely offer “bike with a ranger” trips on the Oak Ridge Greenways, monthly newsletters and newspapers, as well as other program activities. Involvement with the adult education Oak Ridge Institute for Continued Learning and speaking at various civic clubs and other organizations have all contributed to the Manhattan Project National Historical Park quickly becoming a mainstay of our community. Oak Ridge’s relationship with the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance has grown throughout the years and ultimately, in partnership with the Department of Energy’s Environmental Management office, resulted in the preservation of the iconic Guest House – now officially a part of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park and a top-notch senior living center known as the Alexander Guest House developed by Rick Dover. The project has also been awarded the Chairman’s Award for Achievement in Historic Preservation of the President’s Advisory Council on Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C., on July 13, 2016. It is a source of pride in the community and often included in tours for tourists visiting Oak Ridge. Finally, the Oak Ridge International Friendship Bell is nearing the start of construction of a new Peace Pavilion in a new more central location in A.K. Bissell Park. This icon of Oak Ridge that was a product of the 50th anniversary has grown to become a central element in Oak Ridge. Not just because of its attraction for tourism, but for its deeper meaning recalling the history of Oak Ridge’s origins – at the same time pointing toward our future of continued peace without global conflict. The East Tennessee Preservation Alliance works to preserve the structures and places with historic or cultural significance of a 16-county region of Middle East Tennessee. Oak Ridge is an excellent example of the value of historical heritage and also the value of a strong focus on the future potential of the key elements that make up the essence of the city.

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Small Business Optimism Surges




of 2016, there has been an un den iabl e su rge in s mall business optimism nationwide. And despite the feelings on the part of many that this upswing in optimism is tied directly to the presidential election, I have no interest in wading into the possible political aspects of this much welcomed rise in sentiment. Besides, we already have a 24/7 news media that will debate this renewed optimism for us. Regardless of who you voted for in the last election, there’s no denying that this new level of optimism among small business owners has spiked dramatically in recent months. The real question for you to consider is how are you planning to take full advantage of this rising tide? Here are some facts to consider: » Small business lending has now increased to pre-recession 2008 levels, signaling an expansion in small business growth. » A recent Bank of America survey found that 51% of small business owners expect the economy to improve during the next 12 months compared to only 31% last fall.

The cost of action is likely far less than the cost of sitting on the fence. » ADP has reported a nearly three-fold increase in hiring from the fourth quarter of 2016 by small businesses that employ fewer than 50 employees. » The National Association of Manufactures has reported that 93% of manufacturing industry executives are optimistic about the future of the economy, up from 56% just a few months ago. Regardless of all of these positive signs, the great recession has dramatically changed the behavior of many of today’s

E D U C ATO R P R O F I L E by Courtney Craig


Eric Moore

M O O R E knows firsthand the benefits of quality instruction for students of all ability levels. Moore is graduating from the University of Tennessee with a doctorate in special education, and he’s excited to continue his work supporting teachers of diverse students.  “In order to help support teachers and those preparing to be teachers, I knew that I would have to return for my PhD to maximize my  knowledge and skill in researching and practicing Universal Design for Learning,” said Moore. “I know that is going to be a lifelong process, but having earned my PhD equips me to serve as a consultant and collaborator with local schools, prepare preservice teachers, and contribute to the research base related to UDL. I want to do it all!”  Moore, who began to lose his hearing at age 10, has already been a teacher for more than a decade, teaching students of all backgrounds and ethnicities. He’s come to appreciate how important UDL is and how much it benefits all students but wants to help make it more widely known.   “The practice of UDL is often at 64


odds with the traditional structures of education in many K-12 and university settings,” said Moore. “Challenging the way  that  instructors have instructed for generations is not something to take lightly. To make headway in the practice of UDL, especially in higher education, it’s often about finding the right people, the right moment, and the right acknowledged problem as a foothold to begin a conversation, which leads to opportunities for collaboration and growth.”  Moore is currently working on developing the presence of UDL instructional design at UTK. That includes drafting lessons, acquiring resources, consulting with staff, and leading professional development opportunities. Each day is different.   “I love the dynamics of it,” said Moore. “Every day is  something  new. Earlier this week I created a research report to guide policy and  practice. Yesterday I conducted product evaluation and offered design insight and consultation. Today I will be designing a new tool to help faculty reflect on inclusive practices at each stage

small business owners, and entrepreneurs are displaying a heightened level of caution. Much of today’s optimism can be directly traced to future expectations that are reliant upon a variety of governmental actions that are anything but certain. But despite this level of uncertainty, the cost of inaction on your part can result in missed opportunities and the erosion of market share. While risk aversion is more a part of a business owner’s DNA today than it was a decade ago, even the most cautious among us should be encouraged enough by recent developments to take advantage of this long awaited rise in optimism. Consider expanding into a new product or service line or stepping up your existing marketing efforts to successfully differentiate your small business from your competitors, helping existing and would-be customers to understand and appreciate just how they will benefit from doing business with your company. The cost of action is likely far less than the cost of sitting on the fence.

Being able to teach students with disabilities and watching them learn and grow is a wonderful experience, and it’s the same wonderful experience I have had watching students without disabilities learn and grow.”

of a lesson plan. As a person who thrives on challenge and dynamic opportunity, I am fortunate to have found a job wherein the only thing that remains the same is the title.”   Moore is happy to teach and support teachers in a time when students of various abilities are peers, not separated from one another.   “Being able to teach students with disabilities and watching them learn and grow is a  wonderful experience, and it’s the same wonderful experience I have had watching students without disabilities learn and grow,” he said. “To me, the bigger challenge is not teaching the students with disabilities, but changing the nature of disabled systems. That’s the work to which I have turned my career now, and I am thrilled by the challenges and opportunities that this affords.” For more information, email Eric Moore at

Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule Set to Go in Effect on June 9th B Y J O H N FAWA Z , C H F C ™ , C D FA ™ , C F P ®


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Tips for Vacationing with Children and Teens



A N Y P A R E N T S and

grandparents can have lofty ideas about how nice it will be vacationing with children. Those grand family dreams often get tossed out the window within the first hour or two of the vacation – and well before the vacation destination is even reached. Vacationing with kids isn’t easy. In fact, it can be downright frustrating if you don’t plan ahead to meet all the inevitable things that can happen. Here are some tips for vacationing with children and teens. » More clothes are better: The old saying that “less is more” doesn’t work when it comes to kids and clothes – no matter their age. You simply cannot pack light when you travel with children. Unless you plan on doing laundry on your vacation, pack heavy. Young children get dirty, wet, and sick. Teens can spend hours grumbling about not having the “right” clothes to wear. Nip the entire chaotic scene in the bud and lug all those suitcases full of kids’ clothes along when you vacation. It will be worth it.

» Pack medication: Children seem to have aches and pains at the most inconvenient times. Pack any and all medications that you can think of when you travel with kids. This includes medication for fevers, car sickness, upset stomachs, allergies, ointments, band-aids for cuts, and so on. Having it on hand beats having to locate a pharmacy with an upset or sick child in tow. » Pack food: Pack food that will appease the munchies. Kids’ appetites are strange things. You can be at a restaurant and they tell you they aren’t hungry. Then, half an hour later and miles away from anywhere, or in the hotel room, they’re starving. So, pack food and drinks. » Entertainment bags: If you’re going on a road trip with children, pack each child an entertainment bag. The bag should be full of age appropriate toys and items that will keep the kids occupied on the road. Ideas include crayons and coloring books, sing-along CDs, handheld video games, and so on. » Take your own baby gear: If you’re traveling with a very small child, don’t

depend on the hotel or resort’s cribs, playpens, or strollers to safely do the job. Also, small children often feel strange when in a new location and sleeping in a new bed or playpen. Avoid the entire situation by bringing your own baby gear with you when you travel. » Be flexible: The last thing you’ll need to plan for when vacationing with children is flexibility. Avoid planning too much, as this can over-stimulate children, especially small ones. It’s ok to have some activities planned, but be sure to schedule in some downtime, too. If you’re traveling with children who take naps, try to make sure they stay on their regular schedule as much as possible. Wendy Faulkner is a freelance writer based in Blount County, Tennessee. Her work can be found in various print markets, as well as online. She has been writing for Everything Knoxville since its start-up in 2007.

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

Teaching Our Children How to Handle Compliments W E ALL CAN STRUGGLE

at times when we receive a compliment from someone. Often it can make us feel awkward, because we’re not sure the best way to respond. If it’s difficult for us, then we must assume it also can be difficult for our children. The best way to respond to a compliment is simply to say “thank you,” but be sure to show your sincere gratitude as you say it. You can do this by looking the person in the eye and with true sincerity, expressing your gratitude. With our children, it is a great idea to role play a few example situations. For instance, let’s say someone at church says to your



daughter, “That is such a lovely dress you have on today. You look beautiful.” Your child would hopefully look up and make eye contact and then say something like, “Thank you so much. My grandma bought it for me.” On another occasion, a neighbor could come up to your son and say something like, “Wow, you really are fast on your bike.” Hopefully your son would stop, look up at the neighbor, making eye contact while smiling, and say something like, “Well, thank you so much for noticing. I’ve been practicing a lot and am trying to get faster.” Today it seems very impressive when any child or young person simply makes eye contact and speaks directly and purposefully

with adults. Too often children and young people look down at the ground when an adult tries to speak to them and mumble responses that are sometimes difficult to understand. Parents, as you role play some scenarios with your children, they will increase in their confidence and be able to handle compliments from others with kindness and gratitude. Practice makes perfect!

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7 Simple Skincare Tips for Men J

UNE MIGHT BE National Men’s

Health Month, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only time to think about your skin. Following these seven men’s skincare tips can help you make sure you (or your man) maintains a complexion that is healthy, clean, and smooth! 1. Prevention is key. When it comes to keeping skin in good shape, prevention is key. Make using a broad spectrum sunscreen part of your daily routine. SkinMedica’s Total Defense & Repair is a great product for all skin types and can prevent the appearance of premature aging. Preventing future damage is a key way to preserve your skin’s youthful glow and elasticity. If you’re prone to rosacea or have sensitive skin, make sure you’re using a physical sunscreen or sun block rather than a chemical sunscreen. 2. Shave smart. Most men know that shaving in the direction of facial hair growth will help prevent razor bumps, the painful condition that many men with curly or wiry facial hair cope with. Take it a step further and use an exfoliating wash before shaving to prep your skin for a smooth, easy shave. Contrary to popular belief, a single edge is all you need for a smooth shave, especially if you’re prone to bumps. Razors with multiple blades shave a little too close for comfort and cut the hair at a level that lies beneath the surface of the skin, which will increase the possibility that curly hair will curl downwards and back into the skin before it has the chance to break the surface of the skin. 3. Moisture is your friend. It can be overwhelming to choose from so many skincare options, especially when most are targeted toward women, but a simple moisturizer can make a huge difference in your everyday look. Dr. Doppelt has a product educator who can answer all your questions and help you choose the product that is right for your skin. To make moisturizing simple, consider the following:

Dry skin can benefit from a cream, which is the thickest formulation. Normal skin responds well to lotion, the lower-viscosity option. Oily skin still needs moisture and can benefit from toners or gels. 4. Snack for better skin. There are lots of foods that can improve the appearance of your skin. Adding a handful of almonds to your daily diet can give your skin the boost it needs. Almonds and other foods like salmon and tuna contain a dose of essential fatty acids, which are known to stop inflammation that can cause blotchiness, fine lines, and even sagginess. While you’re at it, consider reducing sodium in your diet – salty snacks might be yummy but can contribute to puffiness. 5. Trim smarter. If you’re sporting facial hair, there’s more to grooming than whacking away with a

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trimmer. Consider using a fine-tooth comb to straighten beard and mustache hairs before trimming. Hair conditioner can also help keep your beard manageable, while a small amount of hair gel can help you land a manicured look you’ll love. 6. Don’t fret your frown line. A recent report in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology indicated that the number of men receiving Botox injections has jumped 258% within the past decade. Dr. Doppelt has seen similar numbers in his practice. If you’re not ready to go under the needle for injections, consider adding a retinol product to your skin care routine to treat and prevent fine lines. 7. Prevent pimples from popping up. Perspiration can be a factor when it comes to acne on the face and body. Men of all ages can find themselves dealing with breakouts on the face, back, buttocks, arms, and legs, especially after many hours of physical activity. Some men are prone to body breakouts even without extra sweating. Keep acne at bay by fighting back with a body wash or soap containing a proven acne-fighting ingredient like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. Make the most of Men’s Health Awareness Week by taking steps toward great skin. Dr. Doppelt and his staff can answer your questions and help set you up with a simple skin care routine you’ll stick to – without sacrificing your man card.

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