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From the Publisher Spring is the season when we seem to focus on our home’s interior and exterior, as well as landscaping and garden areas. It’s time to do a thorough house cleaning with organization of closets and storage areas. Windows need washing, carpets require cleaning, walls could use painting, and there is a variety of household repairs that have been waiting for attention. Plus, during the winter, our garages, outdoor storage areas, and decks have been neglected. With the warmer weather, we become more motivated to attend to all those chores we’ve placed on our spring “to do” lists. This month, Everything Knoxville focuses on the home and home improvements and enhancements all meant to get you motivated to eliminate those chores on your list. You’ll 4
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About the Cover find services for your home and landscape, and even your garage can look its best. We have it all in this edition. Spring is the season for more outdoor living and cooking. If you love seafood, check out our feature article on The Shrimp Dock. They have an array of seafood that is sure to please, always fresh and never frozen. They will even special order for you. So if you are planning a Shrimp Boil this season, you can count on The Shrimp Dock for quality seafood. Read all that The Shrimp Dock has to offer at their three locations. Spring is all too short here in East Tennessee, so make the most of the mild weather and maximize your time outdoors. We have all the resources in this edition to help you find the products and services you need to make PUBLISHER + EDITOR IN CHIEF outdoor living and spring spruce up enjoyable.
This month David Roberts of D. Roberts Photography has photographed Becky Dangel, co-owner of The Shrimp Dock. Turn to page 6 to learn more about The Shrimp Dock– Knoxville’s only fresh seafood market.
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It’s time to take the shoes off. Treat your toenail fungus with Laser Genesis and leave those socks in the drawer.
What is Genesis?
treatment and Dr. Stasney will recommend a second treatment in 4 to 6 weeks apart that is included in the price.
Genesis is a new laser perfected for safely and effectively treating onychomycosis (toenail fungus). By targeting the fungus directly, Genesis gets to the source of the problem immediately.
When will I see results?
How does Genesis work? Tiny pulses of light from the Genesis laser pass through the toenail to the fungus underneath. The fungus is irradiated without any damage to the surrounding nail or skin.
How long does the Laser Nail Treatment take? The actual laser time is approximately 30-40 minutes, not including your consultation time. Please plan to spend an hour of time at your visit.
Is Genesis painful? Most people feel a slight warming sensation during the procedure. No pain medication is needed and most people find the treatment very easy to tolerate.
Will the fungus come back? The problem typically improves following one
You won’t notice anything immediately following treatment. However, as your nail grows out, the new nail growth should be clear. Toe nails grow slowly - especially nails infected with fungus. In some cases the toe nail may fall off, this depends on how bad the toe nail fungus is. It may take 6-12 months for your toenail to clear.
You can apply polish immediately after the Laser Nail Treatment. It is important for all polish and decorations be removed prior to your treatment.
low success rate. Oral medicines are taken for three months but can cause liver or kidney problems and only show a 50% success rate. Genesis is a quick, easy, safe, effective procedure that treats the fungus at the source. Studies of laser treatment of nail fungus show a success rate of 88%.
How does Genesis compare to other toenail fungus treatments?
Will this procedure be covered by my health insurance?
When can I paint my toenails or have a pedicure?
Traditional treatments such as nail trimming, topical medicine, oral medicine or nail removal have significant drawbacks. Nail trimming doesn’t treat the fungus. Topical medicines need to be applied for 12 months and have a
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The area’s only fresh seafood market provides unsurpassed customer service, customer loyalty program, senior discounts, and – coming soon – daily live lobsters and New England’s legendary lobster rolls any home cooks mistakenly assume that fish is difficult to prepare, when, in fact, there’s nothing more simple than delicious, fresh fish with a bit of olive oil and salt and pepper. When you visit The Shrimp Dock, the experienced staff can not only teach you how to prepare fish, but they are experienced professionals who can recommend a menu complete with recipes. At each Shrimp Dock location (Bearden, Farragut,
and Alcoa), the managers and sales crew are very knowledgeable in all aspects of the seafood business. They order specifically for their individual store; they each have developed a relationship with the neighborhood in which the store is located and know many of their customers by name. Just let them know what your favorites are, and they’ll call you when that item is in stock, even if it’s something as specific as fish heads that you want to use for homemade fish stock.
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Coming soon: a live lobster tank for live lobsters available daily straight from Maine.
From awareness of seasonality of product to how to prepare each type of seafood, each Shrimp Dock manager has years of experience. Left to right: Joseph Rue (Alcoa), Dan Hollenbach (Alcoa), Jeff Shields (Farragut), Larry Rau (Bearden), Allen Shields (Farragut), Wesley Henry (Bearden), and Branden Lasley (Bearden).
Know Your Seafood Source.
Unlike big box stores, The Shrimp Dock still does business locally and has a personal relationship with customers and – most importantly – provides the best product, almost always fresh, never frozen, responsibly fished, and domestically sourced from Alaska, the Gulf, Florida, and New England. They order seafood daily and receive shipments six days a week, including a full selection of clams, oysters, crabs, and lobsters, and if they don’t have an item, they will gladly special order it for you.
Special Dietary Needs.
Whether you have a special dietary need, such as recovering heart patients who need a lean and healthy diet or people who are committed to a low calorie regime, The Shrimp Dock can help you prepare a varied and interesting diet plan.
Frequent Buyer Reward Card.
The Shrimp Dock offers a Frequent Buyer Reward card in all three stores. As an appreciation to regular customers, they offer a free pound of 31-35 shrimp after ten $10 purchases of seafood from the market. With so many choices of fresh fin fish, shellfish, soups, dips, salads, quiche, and specialty items from which to choose, it is really easy to accumulate enough punches on the card to reach the bonus pound of shrimp.
Senior Discount Days.
For those over 60, The Shrimp Dock offers Senior Discount Day every Wednesday – a 10% discount on everything in the store, including lunch! Make a big shopping trip of your visit and stock up for a few days, or fill the freezer with an assortment of their homemade soups. In fact, bring in your cooler and they will gladly pack your purchases in ice for the drive home.
Exclusive Live Crawfish and Eva’s Cakes.
In addition to daily deliveries of fresh fish, The Shrimp Dock is the only local source for live crawfish every Thursday, from now until July 4th, and the exclusive provider of Eva’s Cakes, seasonally available or by special order.
Shrimp Boil Season.
Plan now for the upcoming Shrimp Boil season. Let The Shrimp Dock cater your larger events (graduation parties, church outings, tailgating, etc.), or you can get a shrimp boil “to go”: they will pack the entire supply list for you and even loan you the 60 quart pot and burner. The “how-to” instructions will tell you by the minute how to prepare and cook all of the ingredients: shrimp, corn, new potatoes, Andouille sausage, garlic, lemons, and their special spice. All you have to supply is the water and propane... and the beverage of your choice. This meal is a natural for any gathering, especially parties and graduations.
Sunday Hours in Alcoa.
Of note to the customers in the Alcoa and Maryville markets, The Shrimp Dock in Alcoa has added Sunday hours for your convenience, after listening to customer requests. The market is open from 11 am to 4 pm, and lunch is served from 11:30 am until 3 pm each Sunday, making them a great resource for Sunday night dinner on the grill. Also, keep an eye out for upcoming cooking classes in all three locations soon.
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How to Make Your Proposal Perfect You’ve picked the perfect ring. You’ve practiced the words you’ll use when you propose. But you know she would be livid if you asked her on the big screen at a sporting event. Making an engagement truly memorable will win you points for a lifetime each time she retells your engagement story. These tips will help your engagement stick out and are some great ways to make your engagement one of a kind.
Take It Personally
Make It a Party
Capture the Moment
You are proposing to the woman or man of your dreams. The one person you’ve chosen to spend the rest of your life with and the person who is the perfectly unique match to yourself. So, make the proposal just as personalized and special as that person. Yes, you may have chosen the perfect ring, but presentation is equally important. Choose something that will not only stun your betrothed, but also be something he or she can keep for years – like a customized box to house that special ring. Then, engrave something meaningful in the ring to commemorate this day. Your names, the date you were engaged, or a personal love saying (that maybe only the two of you understand) are ideal inscriptions.
A personal engagement party is something that you and your families will remember forever. Whether you choose a private, intimate locale to pop the question or a bustling public setting, convene family and friends during or afterward to celebrate together. Plan a special party to commemorate this momentous, lifechanging occasion. Don’t forget, a great party doesn’t necessarily mean great expense. Gathering at home with champagne, maybe a cheese plate, and a homemade music playlist can make for one of the most memorable occasions of your life. Just be sure your future spouse is the center of attention, and you’ll be set to make the event unforgettable.
Nearly all couples choose to hire photographers and videographers to capture the memories of their wedding day. But isn’t the engagement just as momentous? As your heart begins to race when your knee bends toward the ground, the last thing on your mind will be your camera. But being able to actually look back at this moment will be something you’ll treasure for years to come. If you plan on hiring a professional photographer, make sure to call at least a few weeks in advance. Luckily, unlike your wedding day, you’ll probably only need the photographer for an hour or so. If you’re already on a shoestring budget, see if a photography enthusiast friend will take photos for you. They may not end up in The Louvre, but with a decent camera, you’ll be sure to have some great snapshots of the big moment.
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Mirror, Mirror, Say It Isn’t So t some point, the mirror shakes your sense of youth with signs of aging – little wrinkles around the eyes or lips, age spots, or maybe some sagging skin. It tells you it’s time to turn back the clock. There used to be few options for doing this without surgery, and those options were usually affordable only by the rich and famous. Now there are avenues to a younger, more radiant look available for almost everyone. Working in conjunction with Dr. Laura Ellen Moffat, MD, we at Aesthetic Practice Consulting believe now is the time to act, so come see us for a free, no obligation consultation.
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Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Announces 2013-2014 Season
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Orchestra and Music Director Lucas Richman are thrilled to announce both the upcoming 2013-2014 Moxley Carmichael Masterworks and Chamber Classics Series. The 2013-14 season marks the KSOâ€™s 78th season. All eight Masterworks programs will be held at the Tennessee Theatre on Thursday and Friday evenings at 7:30 pm under the direction of Maestro Lucas Richman unless otherwise noted. All five Chamber Classics concerts will take place on Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm at the Bijou Theatre. Single tickets will go on sale in August 2013. For more information about the KSOâ€™s 2013-2014 season, visit www.knoxvillesymphony.com. Subscriptions to both series are on sale now and may be purchased through the KSO Box Office by calling 865-291-3310 or in person at the Emporium Building, 100 S. Gay Street in Knoxville.
About the KSO
The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra has contributed to the cultural life in East Tennessee since 1935. The KSO is part of the Knoxville Symphony Society, which includes the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony Pops Orchestra, Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra, five orchestras of the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Association, and several smaller performing ensembles. Under the leadership of Lucas Richman, the orchestra consists of more than 80 professional musicians and performs more than 200 programs throughout East Tennessee each season. Performing in traditional venues such as the Tennessee Theatre, Bijou Theatre, and the Civic Auditorium and in non-traditional places like hospitals, school classrooms, nursing homes, city parks, and churches, the KSO reaches more than 200,000 people throughout the region each year. 14
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Opening Night: Eroica Trio Plays Beethoven
Autumn in Italy
September 19 & 20, 2013 at 7:30 pm
An American in Paris
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All Mozart with Lara St. John
November 14 & 15, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Strauss for the New Year
November 3, 2013 at 2:30 pm James Fellenbaum, conductor David Brunell, piano
January 26, 2014 at 2:30 pm Lucas Richman, conductor Ebonee Thomas, flute
March 2, 2014 at 2:30 pm James Fellenbaum, conductor
January 16 & 17, 2014 at 7:30 pm Sean Newhouse, guest conductor Louis Schwizgebel, piano
Beethoven and Bon-Bons
February 20 & 21, 2014 at 7:30 pm UT Choral Ensembles Nmon Ford, baritone
March 20 & 21, 2014 at 7:30 pm James Fellenbaum, conductor
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April 24 & 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm Andrew Staupe, Piano
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 May 15 & 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm Spencer Myer, piano
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April 6, 2014 at 2:30 pm May 4, 2014 at 2:30 pm Maestro Lucas Richman, conductor Gabriel Lefkowitz, violin
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Creating a Budget for Retirement It only makes sense – yet many retirees live without one. Presented by Ali Swofford The importance of budgeting. You won’t be able to withdraw an unlimited amount of money in retirement, so a retirement budget is a necessity. Some retirees forego one, only to regret it later. Run the numbers before you retire. Years
before you leave work, sit down for an hour or so and take a look at your probable monthly expenses. Perhaps you decide that you’ll need about 75-80% of your end salary in retirement. Perhaps closer to 65-70%. There’s no “right” answer for everyone. Online calculators may help you get at least a basic understanding initially, but remember – a qualified financial professional is likely going to be able to take more into account for you than a simple calculator could. You first want to look for changing expenses: housing costs that might decrease or increase, health care costs, certain taxes, travel expenses, and so on. Next, look at your probable income sources: Social Security (the longer you wait, the more income you may potentially receive), your assorted IRAs and 401(k)s, your portfolio, possibly a reverse mortgage, or even a pension or buyout package. While selling your home might leave you with more money for retirement, there are less dramatic ways to increase your retirement funds. You could realize a little more money through tax savings and tax-efficient withdrawals from retirement savings accounts, by reducing your investment fees, or by having your phone, internet, and TV services bundled from one provider.
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Conscious Living Food Recipes
Inflammation is a natural reaction of the body’s immune response.
hen it comes
to food, how we should eat can be determined by our lifestyle. For example, if you want to build body mass, eat more protein. If you want energy to run a race, eat more complex carbohydrates. There’s also food to help improve every organ. For example, for better eyesight, it is recommended to eat broccoli, kale, collards, squash, sunflower seeds, carrots, watercress, and blueberries. For liver health, eat whole grains, greens, beets, carrots, garlic, turmeric, avocados, apples, and green tea. The list goes on. There are even foods to avoid for better cardiovascular health and foods to eat to improve cognitive thinking. Isn’t this awesome? We can create our lives by our food choices. What about choosing diets to address silent killers like inflammation? Inflammation is a natural reaction of the body’s immune response. This is great until the body’s immune defense will not shut off, which then in turn produces chronic inflammation. Stress, lack of exercise, genetics, toxins, and dietary choices all contribute to chronic inflammation. It is becoming clear that chronic inflammation is the cause of many chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancers, and Alzheimer’s. Simple carbohydrates help create inflammation. Chemical reactions
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between sugars and protein create a compound called advanced glycation end products or AGEs. If you eliminate or reduce simple sugar, then this process can be moderated. Eliminating white bread, white potatoes, crackers, chips, sweetened drinks, and processed foods while avoiding processed foods and high fructose corn syrup will help to reduce AGEs. An anti-inflammatory diet consists of eating whole grains, sweet potatoes, legumes, winter squashes, a variety of vegetables, seeds and nuts, fish high in omega 3 such as wild salmon, and temperate fruits like apples, pears, cherries, and blueberries. Tropical fruits such as bananas, mangoes, papayas, and pineapples should be used more sparingly. All in all we have a great opportunity to learn about many ways to improve our health. Selecting foods to create our lifestyle is similar to an artist creating a painting. Selecting foods to create how we want to behave, live, and enjoy life can truly be a conscious way of living. Note: Consult your healthcare professional
before making any dietary changes. These articles and recipes are not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.
Michelle Samples-Nicolosi, Raw Food Chef and Macrobiotic Chef, owns the Rejuvenation Center in Knoxville. She may be contacted at 865.806.0356. Email your questions, concerns or topics of interest to michelle@michelle samples.com.
Smoothie Delight › 1 cup strawberries › 1/2 cup blueberries › 1 apple › 1 pear › 2 cups greens (spring mix, kale, watercress) › 2 dates › 6 cups water Blend until smooth. Drink throughout the day.
Sweet Potato, Beets, and Onions with Turmeric › 4 cups 2-inch cubed sweet potatoes (peeled) › 2 cups 2-inch cubed yellow beets (peeled) › 2 cups cubed kabocha squash › 1 sliced onion › 2 tsp ground turmeric › 2 sprigs of rosemary › 3 Tbsp cold pressed olive oil › 1 tsp sea salt Toss together in baking dish. Cover and bake at 350 for 45 min or until done. Place on a plate lined with steamed kale.
Quinoa › 2 cups quinoa › 2 1/4 cups water › 1 leek, sliced › 1/2 cup peas (fresh or frozen) › 1 cup broccoli, cut into 1-inch pieces › 2 tsp toasted sesame seed oil Wash quinoa and place in pan. Add water, cover, and cook for 20 min. To skillet add sesame seed oil, leek, and broccoli. Sauté for 3 min. Add cooked quinoa and peas. Season with sea salt. Serve with sliced avocados and top with sunflower seeds.
Not Just a Hospital
The first step in helping a child get better is helping a child feel better. At Children’s Hospital, providing the best pediatric care starts with creating an environment that’s as pleasant and stress-free as possible. Plus, we’re right here in Knoxville so your child gets world-class treatment without ever being too far from home. March 2013 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE
© 2013 East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, 2018 Clinch Ave, Knoxville, TN 37901-5010 • 865.541.8000 • www.etch.com
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the results they have been experiencing with the innovative and state-of-the-art technology from Clear + Brilliant, which is clinically proven to make skin look and feel younger. If you’re battling the effects that aging can have on your skin, including blotchiness and dark spots that can occur due to hormonal changes and pregnancy, Clear + Brilliant might be the perfect solution. Clear + Brilliant’s revolutionary, gentle laser treatment, which is safe for any skin type, is clinically proven to fight the effects of aging skin. Clear + Brilliant: • Is safe, non-surgical, and non-invasive. • Helps improve tone and texture, resulting in a radiant, youthful glow. • Creates a more even skin canvas with the reduction in the appearance of pores. • Is a perfect complement to individual beauty and lifestyle regimens. With a proven history of nearly a million treatments, Clear + Brilliant safely delivers precision laser energy to your skin to stimulate rejuvenation. Simple, effective, and affordable, one 10 to 20 minute Clear + Brilliant session can leave your skin feeling smoother, younger, and give you Dr. Elizabeth Anderson that “radiant glow ” that comes from healthy, youthful skin. Multiple treatments deliver lasting results that can keep you looking younger for years to come. Also, Clear + Brilliant is easily added to your lifestyle routine, much the way you plan for a facial, massage, or trip to the hair salon. If you’re ready for a skin treatment that’s clinically proven to make skin look and feel younger, and you’ve tried all the creams, lotions, soaps, and scrubs, then I encourage you to discover the Clear + Brilliant difference in your life today.
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Women’s Specialists? Absolutely.
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We are here to listen, Your doctor . . . Your care
• Obstetrical Care
Choose your doctor and enjoy the benefits of the individualized care we provide throughout your pregnancy.
• Gynecologic Care
From day-to-to issues and annual exams to unusual symptoms, the experts at Women’s Specialists can find solutions.
• Surgical Procedures
Minimally Invasive Procedures, Robotic Surgery and the most experienced doctors get you back on your feet quickly.
• Women Specific Issues
Urine leakage, bothersome periods, menapausal symptoms, and painful sex. These symptoms can be alleviated! Ask us how.
• Specialized Services
BioIdentical Hormone Replacement including hormone gels & pellets. Vaginal Rejuvination. Receive treatment from the best doctors.
New West Office at Northshore & Pellissippi – February 14, 2013 501 19th Street, Trustees Tower, Suite 401, Knoxville, TN 37916
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Provision Physical Therapy First in Tennessee to Offer Innovative Treatment System
Experience Provision Physical Therapy Firsthand At Provision Physical Therapy, we take your care into our own hands-and put the power to heal in yours. 1400 Dowell Springs Blvd. Suite 120 Knoxville, TN 37909 865.232.1415 www.provisiontherapy.com
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Provision Physical Therapy in Knoxville is proud to introduce a revolutionary new treatment system called Redcord®. “At Provision Physical Therapy, our ultimate objective is to help East Tennesseans discover varied treatment options that reduce pain, restore movement and function, and help prevent disability or further injury,” says Provision Physical Therapist Adam Groves. The Redcord® system consists of multiple adjustable ropes that are suspended over a treatment table (or an exercise mat) as well as slings, handles, and bungees that attach to these ropes. Instead of traditional weight training, the Redcord® is a unique corrective-exercise system that leverages body weight as resistance while demanding the recruitment of many muscles to keep the ropes steady. The treatment method, referred to as Neurac, consists of therapeutic exercises in Redcord® slings designed to restore pain-free movement patterns and improve function. It is an evidence-based approach with more than 25 published studies to its credit. Neurac is superior to most traditional forms of physical rehabilitation, because it addresses the source of a person’s health condition and not just the symptoms. Whether the goal is to perform the simplest task or to excel at the highest athletic level, Neurac is a safe and highly effective way to address the strength needs for people of all ages. “At Provision Physical Therapy, we’re always looking for innovative, evidence-based treatments that help our patients and are consistent with our manual therapy philosophy and expertise,” says Provision Physical Therapist Wes Franks. “Adding Redcord® is a natural complement.” To learn more about Redcord®, or to discover how Provision Physical Therapy can help you, a friend, or a family member overcome pain and loss of mobility resulting from surgery or an injury, we encourage you to contact us at 865-232-1415 or visit us online at www.provisiontherapy.com. Provision Physical Therapy
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New Year, New Vision:
See Clearly in 2013
The beginning of the year is the most popular time for eye exams and a great time to assess if your corrective lenses are the best fit for you. See 2013 clearly with healthy eyes by following these five simple tips.
Start with an eye exam
Good health supports good vision
Protect your eyes in the sun
Eyeglasses or contact lenses?
Keep eye health simple
Our eyes age and change just like the rest of our bodies, so it is important to get them checked annually. Even if you already have corrective lenses, ensure you are caring for your eyes properly with an eye exam. Beyond a simple vision screening, the American Optometric Association also recommends that everyone receives a regular comprehensive eye exam to detect potentially serious eye issues to support overall eye health.
As you kick off resolutions to "get healthy," did you know that you are also supporting your eye health? The healthier you are the better chance you have to avoid complications with your eyes. For example, eating a balanced diet that includes dark green vegetables with lutein like spinach and kale can help to reduce your risk of age related vision loss.
Sunglasses are a fun way to accessorize while also protecting your eyes. Studies show that spending long periods of time in the sun without eye protection can damage your eyes. Eye care professionals recommend that you wear full spectrum UV-absorbent sunglasses whenever you are in the sun for hours at a time. If you wear contact lenses, remember that contact lenses by themselves may not protect your eyes from UV light, so you may still need to supplement by wearing sunglasses.
Vision is as unique as the color and shape of your eyes, so work with your eye care professional to decide which type of corrective lens â€“ glasses or contact lenses â€“ is best for you. According to the Contact Lens Council, 34 million Americans opt for contact lenses as they offer a convenient alternative to glasses or corrective surgery. Contact lenses also offer personally tailored options for design, regimens, and materials to meet your needs.
The beginning of a new year is a busy time for doctor appointments. Ease eye-appointment stress by finding a one-stop solution for all your eye care needs.
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GETTYSVUE OPEN HOUSE! COME D I SCOVER A COUNT RY CLUB T H AT ’S FO R E T HE ENT IRE FA MILY. You are cordially invited to bring friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues to Gettysvue’s Open House! T H U R S D A Y , A P R I L 4 , 2 0 1 3 • 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Complimentary food & drinks!
Raffle drawings at 7:00 PM** (to include free memberships, free room rentals † and more!)
Junior Golf interactive games for kids featured on the driving range!
Callaway Golf will be on the driving range with the latest golf technology!
All non-member attendees will receive a complimentary round of golf ***
All non-member attendees will receive 50% off room rental †
For more information contact, Jennifer Colón at 865.522.4653 ext. 105 or firstname.lastname@example.org * Memberships are limited and subject to availability. Members who resign their membership prior to the two year anniversary will be required to pay the full membership deposit. Offer subject to change or revocation at anytime without notice. Offer expires 04/30/2013. All rights reserved. ** No purchase necessary and need not be present for raffle drawing. *** All tee times must be scheduled with Membership Director at 865.522.4653, ext. 105 and used within 90 days of Open House. † Events with free or discounted room rental must be booked within 90 days of open house with Catering Director at 865.522.4653, ext. 101. Minimums may apply. Other restrictions and conditions may apply. All rights reserved.
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Spend Your Spring Break With Us! THE BERMUDA DAY TRIP
• Spa Pedicure • Spa Manicure • Custom Luxury Facial • Hydrotherapy Shower • Full Body Massage • Lunch
Gift Certificates Available in Store & Online
Visit our website for many more day trips and packages!
SpaNinety-Seven Hundred 9700 Kingston Pike • Knoxville, TN 37922 865-357-7721 • www.spa9700.com
R u n AwA y F R e e wAy
Blue s CD Rele ase show MaR Ch 23 | 8 pM | Tenn esse e Thea TRe The Black lillies return for their first hometown show in a year in celebration of the release of their new album, Runaway Freeway Blues. Led by multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter Cruz Contreras, the band’s award-winning blend of country, alt-rock, neo-folk, and mountain music is a rollicking good time that has earned them critical acclaim and deep devotion from fans nationwide.
Hip enough for Bonnaroo and South by Southwest audiences but with enough authentic Appalachian soul to be repeat performers on the stage of the legendary Grand Ole Opry, The Black Lillies’ eclectic style offers a boatload of talent with a reputation on the rise. Tickets are on sale at all Knoxville Tickets locations and the Tennessee Theatre box office.
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Spring Break! At Last!
Nothing is more joyously anticipated
than the arrival of spring. After months of gray, rainy, and sometimes cold days, the sight of trees budding, daffodils blooming, and beautiful sunshine lifts even the lowest of spirits. At Spa 9700, there are tried and true treatments with a seasonal twist along with lots of new arrivals in the boutique to equip you to fully enjoy this spring, whether you plan to take a “break” or just re-discover home. If your plans include traveling to warm places where you can finally shed all those winter sweaters and coats, perhaps one of our body treatments would ease the transition. A simple sugar scrub removes dry, flakey skin and leaves your skin softer and healthy looking. You might want to follow that with our hand-applied St. Tropez sunless tan or even our aloe-based inch loss wrap. These treatments remain some of our most popular throughout the spring and summer. Of course, a pedicure is a must when you break out those open-toed shoes again. You might want to try some beautiful nail art, just for fun. But there’s really no need to leave Knoxville. Once you step inside Spa 9700, you’ll feel like you left Knoxville behind and you’re vacation- Spartina 449 bags ing in your favorite place. In Spa 9700’s retail boutique, you’ll find lots of new additions, too. We’re very excited about the return of Spartina 449 bags to our boutique, and Cinda b has just introduced its new pattern for spring, Verde Bonita. We have expanded our options in Cinda b’s Verde Bonita monogrammed jewelry by adding Jane Basch along with the Initial Reaction collection. We are welcoming P J Harlow to our pajama lineup with elegant and oh-so-soft pieces everyone will love! New for men is Jack Black in both our treatment rooms and retail boutique. Also, there’s a lot more, from jewelry to the latest in spring scarves, tunics, and cover-ups. You just have to stop in! Spring has arrived at Spa 9700, and now we’re waiting for your arrival. Visit us in the shops at Franklin Square, 9700 Kingston Pike, or online at www.spa9700.com.
9700 Kingston Pike in Knoxville 865.357.7721 www.spa9700.com
March Madness o wonde r
March makes us mad and even a bit crazy; we are so longing for spring and not quite sure when it will ever arrive and if it will stay. In East Tennessee, the average temperatures are high of 61, low of 39; neither feel too much like the spring we truly long for… and after such a long winter’s night, we are ready to feel and see the sun. We are anxious to clear out our closets of all things woolen and heavy and replace them with linen and cotton. Have heart – spring is coming, and the major fashion statements for 2013 are very exciting! Who doesn’t love BLACK and WHITE? It is a classic and never really goes out of style, but this year it is really BIG. Most women love this look, and it is easy to “pull off” on any budget. Next To New can get you “current” at terrific prices. “PEEKABOO” includes sheer tops and skirts as well as strategically placed cut-outs on both tops and bottoms that reveal just a bit
of skin. It certainly makes spring sexy! Find sexy looks at Next To New. BOLD STRIPES and graphics were all over the New York runway and are easily adaptable for most women. A graphic top paired with that plain black pant that we all already own is easy to add to our wardrobe and is also fashion forward. Need a wellfitted black slack? From size 0 to plus sizes, we’ve got you covered at Next To New. With a nod to international culture, BEADING is HOT. Whether on tops or dresses, if it’s beaded, buy it and wear it proudly this spring. Beading around your face adds sparkle, interest, and is always flattering. BERMUDA SHORTS reign on the spring fashion circuit. The length may get a bit shorter when summer comes around, but don’t count on it. Longer-length shorts are the “IT” style for this spring and the summer season. STATEMENT SUNGLASSES are all the rage; they should be oversized and dramatic.
Other key accessories that are making a statement include low heels and flats and colorful, fun handbags that need not match your outfit. Add some punch to your wardrobe with a new purse. Just remember to always buy quality handbags no matter the color or style. You will find the perfect accessory at Next To New. So before you get frustrated, before you start to feel that “March Madness,” please know that your favorite consignment store has you covered for all the major fashion statements for spring. Come see us soon at Next To New! New consignors are always welcome with no appointment necessary. Outright purchases for merchandise may be made by appointment only.
Next To New
7212 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919 865.584.2878 www.NextToNewKnox.com Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri 10-5 Thurs 10-7• Sat 10-6
Random Acts of Flowers:
Investing in the Community uring the course
of the last year, Random Acts of Flowers (RAF) has marked many major milestones. They have recycled and donated their 20,000th vase, they have delivered their 20,000th floral arrangement, and they have hit the one million dollar mark in value added back to the community. While these numbers and milestones are great, they are even better when you realize the positive effect on the lives of the people behind those numbers. That impact is what brings volunteers to RAF on a daily and weekly basis and leads many to contribute to RAF’s Annual Fund around this time each year. RAF’s mission is so simple, they fulfill it hundreds of times over each month. Volunteers collect donated flowers from weddings, memorial services, florists, special events, grocery stores, and churches to repurpose them
into beautiful bouquets for delivery at area hospitals, nursing homes, and hospice care centers. All resources that RAF receives are used efficiently to make the biggest difference in as many people’s lives as possible. As such, the importance of the 500 in-kind and financial donations and gifts that RAF receives through its Annual Fund cannot be undervalued. Without the generous contributions from RAF’s donors, they simply would not be able to achieve their mission much less grow and expand their services to additional hospitals, facilities, and patients in the area. “It’s hard for people to grasp the value of what we do at RAF until they come along on a delivery and see that you didn’t just make someone smile, but you have brightened their whole week,” said Larsen Jay, Executive Director at RAF. RAF has been bringing smiles to local hospitals and hospice care centers for more than four years now and has never been
bigger or better. Just last month, RAF was busy expanding their warehouse in order to accommodate the endless amount of donations and new faces that continue to walk in RAF’s door each day ready to lend a helping hand. Without the generosity of the community and donors, RAF simply would not be able to function and most certainly would not be able to brighten the lives of the people in which they serve. As a 100% recycling program, every floral delivery comes from donated and repurposed flowers. In addition, hundreds of vases are recycled each month. This organization is a gem of Knoxville and truly magnifies the exemplary heart and compassion of the people of this community on a daily basis. To make a donation to the 2013 Annual Fund and learn more about Random Acts of Flowers, visit www.RandomActsofFlowers. org or call 865.633.9082. March 2013 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE
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A: A well-defined eyebrow actually frames your face, giving it balance and creating symmetry. It also draws attention to your beautiful eyes! Merle Norman offers a variety of options to define your brows. Eyebrow pencils, such as Definitive Brow Pencil and Powder Brow Pencil, work to precisely define sparse eyebrows. Natural Brow Powder is a great option for those whose brows need texture and a refining “fill in” to create a soft, natural effect. For the finishing touch to any eyebrow look, add Merle Norman’s Brow Sealer. This amazing product is like hairspray for your eyebrows! Use the convenient built-in brush to shape your brows and help unruly hairs stay in place all day. These products are available in a variety of shades to match your hair color. Q: Is it true our eyebrows lose hair as we age? A: Unfortunately, as we age, our eyebrows do lose
hair, which means a loss of definition of the brow. When you fill in sparse areas of brows, it can give an immediate lifted appearance while framing your face. Try Powder Brown Pencil using short, upward strokes and blending. Hair-matching shades are available for a beautiful and natural look, from Soft Blonde to our newest Soft Black.
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Norman Micro-Refiner. Used one to two times per week, it livens up your skin by removing dead skin cells, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and pores, and refining skin texture and tone. Micro-Refiner is an at-home alternative to microdermabrasion and uses a special thermal technology to deliver a warming effect to detoxify the skin as it exfoliates and improves hydration. We absolutely love this product! At Merle Norman, discover the perfect solution for all of your skin care and cosmetic needs for women of all ages.
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"Bling Up" for Spring at the All-New Sweetwater Flower Shop & The Mansion Restaurant • Scarves • Jewelry • Handbags • Women's Accessories • Home Decor • Florals • Gifts • Fresh Flowers
The Mansion Restaurant
Sweetwater Flower Shop 118 W. North Street • Sweetwater, TN 37874
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“Bling Up” for Spring
As you have no doubt already discov-
ered, things have changed, and in a big way, at the all-new Sweetwater Flower Shop in historic downtown Sweetwater. Just in time for spring, Sweetwater Flower Shop is displaying its full line of spring fashion items, including ladies’ handbags, jewelry, scarves, and accessories. Now is the perfect time to accessorize your wardrobe by selecting from their extensive selection of women’s scarves, available in a variety of stunning colors and textures, as well as designer-inspired necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. How about completing your ensemble with a new purse or handbag from the shop’s large selection? That’s why we say “bling up for spring” at the all-new Sweetwater Flower Shop.
April 5th & 6th
Flower Shop Open House 5-50% Off Everything in the Store The Mansion Restaurant Grand Opening Lunch 2-5 with sandwich & dessert sampler Dinner 5-7
There’s no need to shop until you drop at Sweetwater Flower Shop. But why not drop in the shop’s The Mansion Restaurant that everybody’s raving about and enjoy some great southern fare, including shrimp and grits? Did you know that The Mansion Restaurant is open to host your special event? Throughout the year, it is also open for special occasions, including a special dinner on Good Friday. Visit The Mansion Restaurant regularly online at www.themansionsweetwater.com for special events and menu changes. Sweetwater Flower Shop is also your perfect venue for not only “blinging up” your wardrobe, but for “blinging up” your home as well. They have an extensive selection of gifts, home décor items, and florals that can help you welcome spring at your home after this long winter. Don’t see exactly the floral you like? No problem at all. Sweetwater Flower Shop owner, Jack Wilson, will be happy to collaborate with you on the design and creation of just the right floral to perfectly complement your home’s unique décor. As always, Sweetwater Flower Shop is East Tennessee’s destination for fresh flowers for every occasion. Women’s accessories, gifts, home décor, florals, fresh flowers, and The Mansion Restaurant – six great reasons to make the all-new Sweetwater Flower Shop and The Mansion Restaurant in historic downtown Sweetwater your premier shopping destination for all things spring. So “bling up” for spring at the all-new Sweetwater Flower Shop and The Mansion Restaurant.
Sweetwater Flower Shop 118 W. North Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423.337.6623
by Brenda Bryan
Our Ultimate Color Trend Breakdown
2013 is Brighter Than Ever! As you can see, the trend
is ALL about color this season, and there’s nothing like a hard-to-miss palette to jolt you into spring awakening! Shine bright in tangerines,
Here you are… Pantone spring and summer colors!! Dusk Blue
Lemon Zest Linen Poppy Red
radiant reds, playful pinks, and sunny yellow hues as you shed those puffy coats and heavy winter boots, and relearn what its like for your clothing and accessories to be front and center all of a sudden! Neutral shades of grey, linen (soft beige), and, as always, black and white become backgrounds for all of these fabulous brights… even neons! If you are a little unsure or if you simply choose to
Ms.C’s Bed & Biscuits Where Every Pet Experiences the Luck of the Irish Spring is in the air as we prepare to
celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Being Irish, the Carrigans, owners of Ms. C’s Bed & Biscuits, accept Irish lore. Tradition states “St. Patrick’s Day led to good weather. Crops planted or livestock put out in the fields before St. Patrick’s Day had to fear cold winter frost, but not following St. Patrick’s Day.” The thrill of spring is experienced at Ms. C’s as the birds begin to gather in the backyard. Our canine overnight/boarding and day care guests enjoy romping, stomping, and playing hide and go seek around the large boulders and trees. Look into the eyes of those guests and they will tell you how the goodness of creation shines during the spring months. Our guests truly enjoy the magic of the out of doors. Clean, fresh, and new are expressions of spring. Dogs who are regularly groomed tend to have a healthier, shinier coat because it stimulates the blood supply to their skin. At Ms. C’s, the spa treatment includes brushing,
tread easily into the newness of color, approach the new palette with scarves and jewelry… or pop color onto your black and white! Imagine a bright yellow bubble necklace or a soft infinity scarf in shades of watery blue to enhance your neutral colors. Spring is a season of change… and new beginnings. Let The Lily Pad be your spring 2013 resource for all the fabulous colors available this season!
The Lily Pad
Add Color with Accessories
209 N. Main Street Sweetwater, TN 423.337.5537 www.sweetwaterlilypad.com Mon-Sat: 10am-5:30pm
Happy St. Patrick’s Day
nail trimming, bathing, ear cleaning, and haircut. Your four-legged kids deserve to be clean, feel sassy, and look classy.
Dogs who are regularly groomed tend to have a healthier, shinier coat because it stimulates the blood supply to their skin. Call Ms. C’s at 865-986-6325 to assure your pet’s have a fun filled spring break, for overnight or just a day, plus make an appointment for them to enjoy a refreshing time at the grooming spa. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Ms. C’s Bed & Biscuits
2145 Beals Chapel Road Lenoir City, TN 37772 865.986.6325 www.MsCsBedandBiscuits.com
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Book Lovers Main Event
he 2013 Annual Used Book
Sale, organized by the Friends of the Knox County Public Library, starts Sunday, March 10, at the Knoxville Convention and Exhibition Center under the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park. The sale helps raise funds to support special library programs for children, teens, and adults. More than 100,000 fiction and non-fiction books will be on sale to the public for $1 (for children) to $2 (adults). Affordable movies, magazines, and music will also be offered, as well as a special selection of rare or collectible books. Due to the annual sale’s popularity, its weekend hours of operation have been expanded. This year the sale will open to the public on Sunday, March 10, from 1 to 6 pm, Thursday through Saturday, March 14-16, from 11 am to 8 pm, and Sunday, March 17, from 1 to 6 pm. Throughout the sale, volunteers will be on hand to provide curbside assistance to those needing help with loading book purchases into their cars. For more information on the book sale, directions, or available parking, call 865.215.8775 or visit www.knoxfriends.org.
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A student of both the quality diamond and fine jewelry business industry since 1961, Vince 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,” says 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 offices in St. Louis and Clearwater, called Vincent’s, 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,” says Vince. Vincent’s 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 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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May, Biltmore Blooms promises varying degrees of gorgeous as the estate awakes from winter with a steady progression of floral color and a succession of blooms. Starting on the first day of spring, Biltmore celebrates the legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted and his final project – George Vanderbilt’s magnificent Biltmore gardens. This festival begins with the bright golden yellow of daffodils and forsythia in the gardens, coinciding with an opulent display of potted tropical plants and lavish flowers inside Biltmore House. The season continues with a massive tulip bloom across the estate, multi-colored azaleas, rhododendron, and roses in the Historic Rose Garden.
As an added treat, a new guest experience will be introduced inside Biltmore House. Visitors will be able to step into the Winter Garden, normally roped off, to enjoy a display of exotic orchids, just as George and Edith Vanderbilt’s guests might have. Some of the plants will be the same species plants that were planned for the Biltmore Conservatory in 1894. The Winter Garden’s existing tropical foliage will be enhanced, creating a lush green background. Unusual and beauti-
ful orchid specimens will be displayed on tiered plant stands, in urns, and on pedestals with fine leafed ferns and other foliage. Floral displays throughout the House will repeat the rich jewel tones found in the orchids. Foliage will be showcased in glass domed cloches and reproduction Wardian Cases, which look like miniature greenhouses. The Winter Garden will close to guest traffic on April 7.
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Guests can see how green their thumbs can be as Biltmore’s gardening experts lend tips, tricks, and techniques. Weekend “Ask a Gardener” stations in the Walled Garden allow guests to talk with Biltmore’s horticulture experts. Daily seminars will be held in A Gardener’s Place at the Conservatory on the following topics: Smell-Good Plants at 1 pm, Terrariums: Gardening Under Glass at 2 pm, and Organic Fertilizing at 3 pm.
Live music will be offered daily in the Conservatory and Biltmore House. Weekends will feature bands in Antler Hill Village starting on April 1. The Winery will offer daily tastings of its Biltmore Spring Seasonal Wine and seminars. An exhibition, “The Vanderbilts At Home and Abroad,” featuring rarely seen
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objects in the Vanderbilt collection, continues in the Biltmore Legacy Building in Antler Hill Village. Spring is the perfect time to take advantage of Biltmore’s mountain surroundings with outdoor activities such as sport clay shooting, Segway tours, horseback riding, carriage rides, flyfishing, biking, float trips along the French Broad River, and the Land Rover Driving Experience.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
The estate’s annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Easter Sunday, March 31, on the front lawn of Biltmore House. Enjoy children’s music and stories, magic shows, games, and take photos with the Easter rabbit. Hunts begin at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. Registration begins two hours before each hunt and closes 15 minutes before each hunt.
From March 21 through May, youth estate admission is half the price of adult admission. Purchase estate admission tickets seven days in advance of your visit and receive $15 off; $10 off if purchased one to six days in advance. In addition to Biltmore House and gardens, estate admission includes entry to the Winery, Antler Hill Village, Antler Hill Farm and Barnyard, specialty gift shops, and restaurants. The four-star Inn on Biltmore Estate is offering special pricing, including mid-week rates starting at $179.
Located in Asheville, NC, Biltmore was the vision of George W. Vanderbilt. Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, America’s largest home is a 250-room French Renaissance chateau, exhibiting the Vanderbilt family’s original collection of furnishings, art, and antiques. Biltmore estate encompasses more than 8,000 acres, including renowned gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture. Today, Biltmore includes Antler Hill Village, which features the award-winning Winery and Antler Hill Farm, the four-star Inn on Biltmore Estate, Equestrian Center, numerous restaurants, event and meeting venues, and Biltmore For Your Home, the company’s licensed products division. To learn more about Biltmore, call 877-BILTMORE or visit www.biltmore.com. Photography provided by Biltmore
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Designing the Legacy You Envision The term estate planning means different things to different people. One meaning of estate planning is the creation of a legacy. This involves the accumulation of assets during your lifetime. A second aspect of estate planning is the process of determining who should inherit your assets and how they should inherit them. This step involves making personal choices and can involve drafting legal documents such as wills and trusts to communicate those wishes. Finally, estate planning can mean devising plans to reduce or eliminate federal and/or state income, estate or inheritance taxes. It may also involve utilizing strategies that help pay any taxes due from the transfer of assets. When it comes to something as important as planning for the disposition and preservation of your assets, you’ll want to partner with a team of professionals and a company that can help coordinate a sound estate plan. It’s important to be able to trust the members of your team to listen to your concerns and help make informed decisions. The next step is to evaluate your present and
future needs and desires, as well as those of family members. It may be helpful to make a list reflecting these aspirations. This list constitutes the basic building blocks for creating an estate plan. If you’ve already created a plan, compare it to these current concerns to see if the plan adequately meets them. Important Points to Consider in Planning Your Estate: 1. Will: Have you made a will and been diligent in updating it to keep it consistent with current objectives and family changes? 2. Power of Attorney: Has sound management of assets been arranged if you’re no longer able to perform this function? 3. Health Care Proxy: In the event of terminal illness, has health care been considered? Have you created a living will or health care proxy? 4. Property Distribution and Trusts: How will the distribution of property under the current estate plan affect your family? Will assets passing to beneficiaries be prudently managed? 5. Life Insurance: Has life insurance been purchased to meet your estate planning
objectives? Have the benefits of irrevocable trusts been considered? 6. Charitable Giving: Does the current plan take advantage of charitable giving in order to support those causes most meaningful to you? 7. Business Interests: If you own a business, is the current plan designed to carry out your wishes regarding the succession or transfer of the business? 8. Preserving Wealth: Do you anticipate having a large enough estate to be subject to estate tax? If so, how does the current plan provide funding for this tax liability? To learn how to live your dream, how to protect, accumulate, and transfer wealth now and in the future, and to plan for the “if ” in your life, I encourage you to contact me. Be free to live life, your way.
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nominal convenience fee will be assessed) and at the Farragut Town Hall (Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm) through noon on Friday, March 15. Tickets will be $20 per couple and $8 for each additional person at the door. The event will benefit East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, The Leukemia Society, and Young Williams Animal Center. For more information, call 865-966-7057 or visit www. townoffarragut.org.
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shelves that are 25% thicker than the industry standard, are suspended off the floor, making it easy to clean underneath, while protecting the cabinets and its contents from water. PremierGarage can also childproof cabinets to prevent children and pets from accessing potentially harmful chemicals and tools. The result is an attractive and inviting look that adds value to your home. The proprietary polyaspartic flooring provides durable elegance while eliminating stains, cracks, chipping, and peeling – all backed by a multi-year warranty. The easyto-clean, slip-resistant surface is available in a variety of colors and stands up to years of hot tires, dropped tools, and stains of any kind. Because it is 100% UV protected, it will look as beautiful five years from now as it does the day it’s installed. The flooring system is also perfect
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for concrete flooring in basements, front porches, and retail stores. From the laundry room to a home office, Tailored Living can also help organize space inside your home. Tailored Living is known for its innovative and affordable, custom closets, pantries, home offices, Murphy Beds, and other inhome storage solutions. With the company’s acquisition last year of SpaceMakers, a locally owned supplier of custom-designed cabinetry for more than 15 years, customers are seeing even greater value with a wider range of products. Tailored Living’s experienced home organizational specialists provide personalized service to help you make the most of your home’s usable space, often helping create 35-40% more storage space. With high-quality materials and a wide selection of finishes, accessories, and hardware, you will get the customized look you have always dreamt of having in your home. Only you will know how affordable that elegant new closet, mudroom, home office, or pantry really is. A custom design starts with an in-home consultation with an experienced Tailored Living spaceplanning expert who listens, offers experienced advice, and discusses various solutions to your needs that meet your budget. Then, using their proprietary 3D CAD design
software, Tailored Living designs each space while at your home. You’ll see the finished project before it begins! Special organizing items, such as a built-in ironing board or clothes hamper, are easily incorporated into any design. If you have an expansive shoe collection, extensive hobbies, or have special storage needs in your garage, Tailored Living can help organize and maximize your space to get the most function out of your home and enjoy more of your life. With competitive pricing without sacrificing quality, Tailored Living also provides excellent customer service. The company and its employees are committed to customer satisfaction and provide some of the quickest turnaround times in the industry. Whether it’s the garage, closet, or anywhere in the home that needs affordable, stylish organization, call Tailored Living featuring PremierGarage, where your home is tailored to the way you live.
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Discover the Timeless Elegance of Shutters f all the window treatments we offer at Windows by Design, by far the most popular are plantation shutters. Offering more than just a timeless look, shutters offer energy efficiency, functionality, and versatility. They are an investment in your home that you’ll enjoy for many years to come. Once installed, shutters are nearly maintenance-free. However, it’s very important that shutters are properly designed and installed to ensure that they provide the superior UV protection, light control, and privacy you wish Jamie Nunley to achieve.
To discover which type of shutter will work best in your home, determine the window type and its location. To satisfy the many window styles and requirements, shutters are available in three materials:
Perfect for high humidity areas such as bathrooms and garages, composite shutters are low maintenance and easy to clean, featuring a sleek, smooth finish. Options such as divider rails, multipanel configurations, and various louver sizes lend to unending creativity and design possibilities. Note that these shutters are usually limited to standard rectangle, straight-angle windows and are available in shades of white only.
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Excellent choice when custom colors or staining is desired. These high-quality woods feature beautiful graining and enhanced texture with unlimited design options. Hardwood shutters are also lightweight and easy to clean.
By combining modern day materials with real wood, hybrid shutters offer increased strength and durability, making these shutters the perfect solution for large panel sizes and specialty shape windows. Available in shades of white only.
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The Disappearing Dining Room The social trends of today have significantly changed the way we dine and entertain in our homes. More and more homeowners are eliminating the formal dining room, which in many homes is used infrequently. The abandoned dining room has become “dead” space for much of the year. With that said, what are the reasons behind this new trend? Even more importantly, what is the alternative for this underused area of our homes? What has changed? While working with clients, I have discovered one common denominator that accounts for the death of the dining room: the television! Television is the number one reason people avoid their dining room. Usually the kitchen or family room replaces the dining room, because this is where the television is located. There are televisions in the kitchen, bathroom, rec room, family room, bedroom, and most any area in the home you can think of. The television has become the central focus of the family’s gathering space. Another important reason for the lack of dining room use is family members’ hectic schedules. Because of different schedules that each family member has, sit-down meals and conversations with the entire family at once are becoming a thing of the past. Often family members eat independently, with kids eating at one time and parents at another. Therefore, a formal dining room with a large table with only one or two people is awkward. For single people or couples without kids, a dining room can be too big and too formal for daily dining. The dining room can feel intimidating or uncomfortable. As a result, the tradition of a dining room of the past doesn’t work for today’s new, informal way of life. So why not eliminate the dining room all together? Well, many homeowners are! New homes are being built with little more than a breakfast nook as the designated “dining area,” and even this space doesn’t get used for more than morning coffee. If the dining area is no longer used or needed, tradition itself may not be sufficient enough reason to keep it. However, others, although they may not use their dining room often, still need a place to entertain a large or formal group of people on special occasions throughout the year. For them, eliminating the dining room is not an option. These new dining requirements require a flexible space that can be utilized all year
round, while also being able to accommodate formal dining needs. Evaluate how you and your family live and entertain in order to identify how to best create the right dining space for you as well as larger groups. Don’t be afraid to eliminate the formal dining room tradition if it does not suit your lifestyle. Real estate is too important of an investment to waste precious space on an area that remains underutilized much of the time. Recreate, redesign, and enjoy your new space all year round! Regardless of how you view your home’s dining room, designing your new floor plan can be both fun and frustrating at the same time. Jenny Blalock, Design /Licensed
Contractor, can help you assess Jenny Blalock Licensed General y o u r f a m i l y ’s Contractor unique lifestyle and your preferences. At Luxe Homes and Design, Jenny and company do everything they can to remove the stress from your home design and building experience. Because there are hundreds of details that go into each home design, Luxe Home and Design will help you successfully navigate the design/ build process, whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or seasoned professional. For a free, no obligation consultation for your new home, contact Jenny Blalock at 865-755-4680 or visit www.luxehomes design.com.
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Infinity from Marvin have introduced to the home improvement market quite possibly the closest thing to a forever material there is available to make a window frame with: Ultrex. Ultrex is a brand name given this pultruded fiberglass material by Infinity from Marvin. The fact that it is a pultruded material rather than a layered fiberglass is what gives it the structural integrity that makes it stronger and superior to other fiberglass materials. Ultrex is second to none when comparing it to other window framing materials. It will outperform and outlast materials such as vinyl, aluminum, wood, wood vinyl composites, and aluminum clad wood. Couple this with the fact that it may be the most environmentally friendly window as well and you
have the closest thing to a perfect material available. This material’s basic component is silicon sand. It takes 39% less embodied energy to manufacture than vinyl, it’s nontoxic, it can be recycled, and the best thing about it is that we do not have to cut one single tree to make it. Some windows are known to give off a toxic form of irritant known as formaldehyde, which may cause temporary irritation of skin, eyes, or to the respiratory system. This is not the case with the Infinity from Marvin window. There are no toxins present, and we can leave our trees for our children to enjoy. What else could you ask for in providing a quality window? Oh, did I mention very energy efficient, never having to sand, scrape, or paint again, along with having the beautiful appearance of a wood window?
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Now what else could you ask for? You say professionally installed? Well, call CRS Exteriors. Marvin, which has been a family owned business since 1912 and has a well-earned reputation for both quality and innovation, has chosen CRS Exteriors as the exclusive window replacement specialist from Chattanooga to Bristol. So if you have an interest in replacing your windows or doors and want to experience it with a company that shares the same values as Marvin, call CRS Exteriors. Let us show you why we have become a super service award winner on Angie’s List and the number one Infinity from Marvin dealer in the country.
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Celebrate Spring Out of Doors While most family events
moved indoors for the winter, the professionals at Undercover Systems and Distinctive Designs 4 You, Inc. can provide you with unlimited out-of-door events in 2013 that the entire family can enjoy all year round. Spring is the perfect time to install the totally unique underdeck ceiling system from Undercover Systems under your home’s existing raised decks. This underdeck system will ensure this year’s events will be protected from unexpected and unwanted rain, snow, and the searing summertime sun. Also, for homeowners and their families that would like to add a deck, screen porch, pergola, sunroom, fence, outdoor kitchen, fire pit, fireplace, or more, Undercover Systems’ companion company, Distinctive Designs 4 You, Inc., offers you the perfect solution. “Spring is a great time to weatherproof all of your out-ofdoor events,” says Undercover Systems and Distinctive Designs 4 You, Inc. 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 this spring, you can begin enjoying your new outdoor spaces before barbeque season heats up.”
Undercover’s patented underdecking system helps extend your outdoor season of enjoyment by protecting your family from early spring showers, July and August’s relentless sun, and autumn rains. You’ll also appreciate Undercover Systems’ attention to detail, which comes from years of experience, as they help you craft a seamless transition from your home’s interior to your new out-of-door living spaces, which will perfectly complement your existing architecture and landscaping plan. A complaint-free member of the Better Business Bureau, Undercover Systems offers homeowners the peace of mind that they deserve in a building contractor. Why not surprise your family this season with a special springtime gift that the entire family can enjoy all year long and start creating a lifetime of memories? Call Jim Conn at 423-267-0091 today and start celebrating spring out of doors.
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our home’s roof system
is its first line of defense against Mother Nature. Notice I emphasize “system.” Your home’s roof is comprised of a variety of components, including deck, underlayment, barrier materials, boots, flashings, shingles, and fasteners, that are designed to function as a system. The failure of a single component can result in the failure of the entire roofing system. So how do you know if your roof is performing as intended? Here are some steps you can take to identify small problems that can become even larger problems. » Are there any missing or damaged shingles? » Do you see any warped or buckled shingles? » Does any of your roof’s flashing appear bent or warped? » Do any of the boots that protect vent pipes and protrude through your roof appear cracked or broken? » From inside your home’s attic, can you observe any visual signs of leaking, water marks, etc.? » Does any of the drywall’s ceiling surfaces appear water stained? » Does any of your home’s exterior wall drywall surfaces appear water stained? » Does any of your home’s soffits appear stained or have water damage? » Do you see fasteners protruding through the surface of your shingles? As you can already tell from my questions, water is your home’s number one enemy that can attack from a variety of sources, but especially your roof. If you answered yes to any one of the above questions, the time to act is now before larger, more costly repairs occur. As owner and founder of All Dry Roofing, I will personally and thoroughly investigate each area of concern before making an efficient and cost effective solution. Be assured that we will treat your roof as if it were our own. You have my name on it.
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Now is the perfect time to plan, design and construct your Spring Project. Contact REDBUD and let our designers and craftsmen start building a plan for what life will be like in just a few short months!
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Tips for Knowing When it’s Time to
Replace Products On Your Home wn i n g a h o m e
means giving constant attention to the building products that go into protecting the structure of your house. While we’d like to believe items like our roof, siding, and windows will last forever, that’s not the case. The following are some tips for knowing when it’s time to replace products on your home. The first thing homeowners need to understand is that every element of a home’s exterior, from the top of the roof down to the front entry door, will eventually need to be replaced. The key is to know when the time is right to invest in new products. This means an ongoing evaluation of your home’s current products, researching new product options, and contacting professionals for support. Replacing older products with newer, more energy efficient and longer-lasting products is a sound investment for homeowners. In an older home, you can replace an original decaying wood door with a fiberglass door and trim it out with long-lasting PVC millwork. Replace older windows with ENERGY STAR qualified windows and add a new polymer slate roof. These are products that add more life to your home, plus you’re saving more on your daily energy bills. Another important aspect to consider when it does become time to replace key products on the home’s exterior is to look at upgrading and taking advantage of newer, more aesthetically pleasing products that are on the market. These products make your home more livable and also add more value to the home and make it more “sellable” when it comes time to put the home on the market.
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Tips for Evaluating Your Roof ›› Using either a ladder or binoculars from across the street, look for problem areas, such as missing or broken shingles, along with roofing tiles that may be “flapping” in the wind. ›› Check the sides of your roof. The southern exposure weathers significantly faster than the other sides of the roof, so make sure to carefully examine this area. Also, shallower pitches weather faster than steeper pitches.
Tips for Assessing Your Windows ›› Evaluate the functionality of your current windows. If you have condensation between glass panes, the windows are hard to open or close, your energy bills are soaring, or if there are drafts coming in around the window units, then it’s time to seriously consider replacement windows.
Tips for Knowing When to Replace a Front Door ›› If you can see light around your main entry door from the inside, the door is hard to close or lock, or the door itself is warped, it’s time to consider a new door. ›› Think about the weather conditions your home’s door faces along with your energy bills. If either run to the extreme, consider replacing your entry door with a high-performance fiberglass door, which can have up to four times more insulation than wood doors. Doors with enhanced weather stripping, corner seal pad, door bottom sweep, and profiled sill provide more strength and stability in your entry door.
Tips for Evaluating Trim Features of theHome ›› Take a top-down look at your home. Most homes have wooden louvers placed high above the attic or garage space to allow ventilation in those areas. Replacing older, rotting louvers with insect-resistant and rot-resistant synthetic louvers can improve the home’s appearance and functionality.
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ers alike are flocking to high-end consignment furniture galleries like Knoxville’s own Consign to Design to take advantage of the huge savings available. “I think consignment furniture shopping is the new choice for decorating your home, whether you are on a budget or want a ‘green’ alternative,” says Consign to Design co-owner, Kristi Hickey. “I always say it’s unbelievable what people bring us to sell. People are always changing, whether they are redecorating, downsizing, or a loved one has passed on, and they need to have someplace to take their things. This is a great place to shop! It just keeps getting better.” What seems to shock customers the most is both the quality and selection available at Consign to Design. Expect to find brand names on many items at up to 80% off. Most of the gently-used furniture, home décor, and art items are as nice-as-new. Actually, you will discover that most of the furniture at Consign to Design is equal in both quality and condition to the furniture in your own home, and you wouldn’t discard an item simply because it was two or three years old! Looked at another way, every piece of furniture in your home, although purchased new, is now used and worth far less today than what you originally paid. “Much of what we have on display is from highend communities,” offered David Hickey, Kristi’s spouse and co-owner. “People move, downsize, and redecorate, all of which creates an abundance
of high-quality furniture and accessories that are looking for a new home, and at just a fraction of their original retail cost.” A perfect example is the dining room furniture featured in this article. Gently used, exquisite, and in excellent condition, this dining suite now sells at about half of its original price. What would you do with the money you could save on quality, nice-as-new furniture? Italy is incredible in the fall, Hawaii in the winter, the Caribbean in the spring, and Alaska in the summer.
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» High-end furniture consignment galleries turn their inventory quickly, so shop early and often. » Plan your room. Tour the entire gallery, and then begin creating your wish list. » Don’t procrastinate. Items are usually one-of-akind and sell quickly. » Visit often. Because items sell quickly, inventory turns quickly as well. What is not in store today may be available tomorrow. Curious? Visit Consign to Design to discover one of the Knoxville area’s best kept secrets. Consign to Design – Where Knoxville buys and sells nice-as-new.
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Never Call Us Again Ugh… it’s time to clean the toilet…
again. If you have boys, you understand my frustration. At least three times a week I am on my hands and knees scrubbing the porcelain bowl, inside and out. Don’t even ask me about the floor around the toilet. If I had a “gross and disgusting” chore list, this would top the chart. It’s not the act of cleaning the toilet that bothers me so much… it’s the monotony of cleaning the toilet… again. So, when something comes along with a promise of “do it once, and only once”… well, I am all ears. Even though I continue to do laundry, dishes, and clean the litter box, my days of scrubbing the floor have come and gone… even the area behind the toilet! For five years, we at Surface Doc have been searching the world for a sealer worthy of our stamp of approval – and, you guessed it, we found it. I haven’t seen John this excited over a product since Charmin with Aloe toilet paper. (No, I’m not kidding.)
We are so impressed with this sealer that we guarantee it for life. Surface Doc’s new sealer provides the ultimate protection for most hard surfaces, including natural stone floors and countertops, tile and grout, and many others. Since the molecules penetrate deep into porous materials, they bond permanently together; thus creating a deep barrier of protection. This process protects your floors and hard surfaces from staining, efflorescence, cleaning chemicals, traffic, sunlight, and even high pressure hosing. So here’s how Surface Doc does it. First, they use an effective emulsifier to begin breaking down years of buildup. Then, they use their patented tools for a perfect combination of pressure, heat, and extraction to remove all foreign contaminant from your floors, leaving them clean and sanitized. Once the surface has been properly restored to a like-new condition, John then offers
homeowners the option to seal. If you’re like me, you’ll appreciate anything that makes your life easier. Now that we have found the ultimate sealer, we Co-owner can turn our atten- John tion to giving your Fitzwilliam home the sparkle it deserves… and teach you how to maintain it. You may never need to call us again! John at Surface Doc, inc. has quickly become the leader in this area and offers fast, effective, and affordable service. You may visit Surface Doc, inc. online at www. SurfaceDoc.com. Give John a call today at 865-567-1986 to request a free, no-hassle home demonstration.
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An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure! What kind of pest loves to eat wood 24/7?
The answer is termites, often known as “silent destroyers” that can create substantial damage to your home before you even realize it! Just think of all the possible food sources in your house such as structural framing, window trim, doors, baseboards, hardwood floors, etc. Termites start swarming as the weather begins to get warmer, and both your home’s exterior and interior are susceptible to being attacked and infested.
Some Signs of Termite Damage • Mud tunnels on areas such as a home’s foundation, crawl space, windows, or door frames • Swarms of flying termites that look like flying ants with wings • Damaged wood that is in contact with the soil or mulch
Termite Solution: It is important to have a ter-
mite warranty and annual termite inspections to avoid expensive repairs from the structural damage they can cause. Call Dayton’s professionals for a FREE INSPECTION… they know what to look for in all the right places… and if a problem is determined, treatment options include Termidor® that protects your home with one treatment that lasts for more than 10 years or Sentricon®, a baiting program that prevents termites from multiplying and eliminates entire colonies. An ounce of We might have prevention is worth a pound termites! of cure, for once termites have gotten a stronghold on your home, they are more difficult and costly to remove. New customers can take advantage of $150 off termite treatment. Other services provided by Dayton’s include convenient quarterly perimeter pest control, monthly/quarterly/one-time pest control services, pest control for ants/ladybugs/ mosquitoes/bedbugs, fungicide/moldicide treatments, VA/FHA inspections, CleanSpace® Crawl Space Encapsulation System, and radon testing/ mitigation. For pricing or to schedule services, call 588-6686 or visit www.daytonspestcontrol.com.
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Historic Site, a Tennessee Historical Commission StateOwned Historic Site, will host an Open Hearth Cooking Workshop Saturday, March 9, starting at 10 am. This hands-on workshop will teach visitors about open hearth cooking methods of the 18th and 19th-centuries. Participants will be broken into teams that will create different portions of the meal to be served at the conclusion of the workshop. This workshop
is limited to 10 participants – a waiting list will be established, if necessary. Reservations are required. The cost is $15 per person; $10 for GJSMA members. Parking is free. All activities take place at the Marble Springs State Historic Site located at 1220 West Governor John Sevier Highway in Knoxville. For more information, call 865.573.5508 or visit www. marblesprings.net.
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March in the Garden I’m so ready for spring.
Winter has taken us from drought to record breaking rainfall, heat waves to Artic air, and thunderstorms to snowstorms. I certainly hope spring is less temperamental! My yard has been ready for spring for weeks. I’ve been anxiously watching it since my first daffodil started blooming in January! I want to tell my plants to slow down and not be in such a hurry to grow up, but I’ve tried that speech on my kids and it doesn’t work. If you have cabin fever and can’t wait to get outside, go right ahead! There are many things you can do in the garden right now. ›› Let’s start with birds. Late winter and early spring are the most important times for feeding our feathered friends. Birds don’t have much natural food available this time of year, so they may keep you busy filling feeders. Remember that black oil sunflower seeds, suet, and other high fat foods are best right now. Bluebirds and other fruit lovers will appreciate a mix with fruit.
›› It’s also time to get nesting boxes ready for new bird families. Clean out debris from last season, and make sure the boxes are in good shape. Repair or replace old, worn out houses. You wouldn’t want to raise your children in a rickety old shack, would you? ›› Early March is a great time for planning and preparing. Plan where you want to plant things this year, and prepare the area. Clean it out, get rid of weeds, and mix in compost or other soil amendments. This is also a good time to do a soil test. Applying fertilizer to a garden that hasn’t been tested is like taking antibiotics for an undiagnosed sickness; it may help, it may do nothing, and it may make your problems worse. ›› If you’re going to fertilize, wait until later in the month if you’re using a synthetic product such as a 10-1010. If you’re using organics, you can apply them earlier, because they are absorbed more slowly. If you’re new to fertilization
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Magical Miniatures: Creating Fairy Gardens with Beth Willis (from the ut gardens)
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Branching Out: Pruning 101
“Make and Take” Container Workshop
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or don’t like to read directions, I encourage you to use an organic product (Espoma makes some good ones) so you don’t burn your plants or cause early growth that can be frostbitten. ›› Late March is a good time to get started on planting and transplanting trees, shrubs, and vines. Most have awakened from their winter sleep and are ready to start growing. Don’t forget to amend your soil! Also, a little Bio-Tone or root stimulator will help roots get established. ›› Perennials can be fertilized after new growth starts appearing. I usually do this toward the end of the month for the same reason I talked about for shrubs. Perennials can respond very quickly to fertilize, and you don’t want that new growth to get frostbitten. ›› Speaking of perennials, you can plant spring bloomers like Candytuft and Creeping Phlox to perk up your yard. ›› Don’t forget to fertilize your bulbs, too. After they bloom, a fertilize treatment will help the bulbs store up energy for next spring. Use a good bulb fertilizer or bone meal. ›› I’m trying to figure out how to say this politely. I’ve seen a great deal of evidence that many people don’t have a clue as to how to prune. Crape murder is rampant. If you would like some instruction on how to prune correctly, come to our workshop on March 9th at 10 am. It’s free, but please call to register. ›› Grasses and groundcovers can be trimmed back now. Leave a few inches on ornamental grasses to protect the tender new shoots coming up. Lower grasses and ground covers can be trimmed by setting your lawn mower on its highest setting and running over them. ›› Why is it that only weeds grow like weeds? If we wanted them to grow, would they stop? My flower beds are full of henbit, which is on a mission to take over the world. I need to weed, and I’m sure you do, too. Don’t forget to put down a pre-emergent such as Preen after you finish to keep new weed seeds from germinating. ›› There’s still plenty of time to plant pansies and violas. Mine are starting to perk up, and I love seeing them when I get home. They are so cheerful! ›› Sow cool season vegetables, and start tender vegetables inside to get a head start. We have seeds and greenhouse kits available so you can satisfy that urge to plant. We have a really wonderful workshop schedule this spring full of those smart UT garden people, so sign up early for classes you would like to attend. Let’s get ready for spring!
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by D e r r i c k S t o w e l l , UT G a r d e n s Ed u c at o r
UT Gardens Plant of the Month:
H ellebore is often called by several other less aggressive common names like Lenten Rose (Helleborous orientalis) and Christmas Rose (Helleborous niger). Despite having “rose” in their name, they are not related to roses at all. Recent trends in hybridizing hellebores have brought gardeners more than 18 different varieties and a new Latin name, Helleborous hybridous. Hellebores shine in the colder months. They are evergreen flowering plants that bloom when most plants are dormant and are great additions to any shade garden. You can find hellebores in most garden centers, and they are growing in the UT Gardens, Knoxville, around the gazebo shade garden. The course-textured leaves provide interest throughout the year; however, their gift is their early blooming habit. Christmas Roses bloom earliest in this genus, and like the name alludes to, it often blooms around Christmas time. Legend has it that a shepherd was on his way to Bethlehem to visit the newborn Christ child but did not have a gift to bring. On his way to Bethlehem, the shepherd began to cry, and tears fell on the ground. The Christmas Rose began to spring up where the tears fell, and the shepherd was able to bring the flowers as a gift. Hellebores originated in Eastern Europe and Asia and were traditionally used for treating aliments such as paralysis, gout, and mental health issues in early European medicine. However, many varieties are toxic, and some historians attribute Alexander the
Great’s death to a hellebore overdose. The Lenten Rose gets its common name from the Christian calendar because they bloom during the time of Lent. The flowers appear in February and March and are signs of the approaching spring. Hellebore flowers are long lasting, about three months from the start of blooming. Colors of the flowers range from white to light pink to deep purple. With the increasing of hybridization, you can find a variety of flowers, including single blooms, double blooms, and even bi-color blooms. Hellebores are drought tolerant once they are established. A perennial that rarely needs dividing, hellebores are ideal for gardeners who like plants that require minimal fuss. They are also deer and rabbit resistant. One of the easiest ways to get more of these plants is to collect any seedlings that begin growing around mature plants. You can dig up these seedlings and plant them in other locations that have partial or full shade. It will take several years for the seedlings to flower. If you are keen to a particular color of flowers, you may prefer to purchase hellebores
at a nursery when they are in bloom. This will guarantee you get the color of blooms you desire. The blooms on hellebores often nod or face downward. Plant them on a hillside, in a raised bed, or in a container to give you a better flower viewing angle. To add more interest, you can plant hellebores among other early spring-blooming plants like snowdrops and crocus. They also go well planted next to inpatients and ferns. Hellebores tend to grow in clumps about two feet wide and two feet tall. When the foliage gets tattered and rough-looking in late winter, you can cut them back. If you do this prior to blooming, it also will give you a better display of blooms. This easy-to-grow plant prefers a rich, well-drained soil. It should be planted in a partial shade to full shade location. Given all the positives of this plant, it is no wonder this plant was selected as the Perennial Plant Association’s 2005 perennial plant of the year. Derrick Stowell plans and conducts educational programs for the University of Tennessee Gardens in Knoxville. The UT Gardens include locations in Knoxville and Jackson and are part of the UT Institute of Agriculture. Their mission is to foster appreciation, education, and stewardship of plants through garden displays, collections, educational programs, and research trials. The gardens are open during all seasons and free to visit. Some educational events are fee-based. For more information, visit http://utgardens.tennessee.edu and http:// westtennessee.tennessee.edu/ornamentals. March 2013 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE
One of the best ways to make your patio pleasant for more of the day – and more of the year – is to add simple temperature control features. If you live in a place where it gets uncomfortably hot during the summer, install misters around your favorite sitting areas to cool things down. Likewise, if you often find yourself heading inside because it gets too chilly in the spring and fall, a few strategically placed overhead heaters can extend your patio season.
Awnings and umbrellas also play a huge role in regulating the temperature and comfort of your deck or patio, and now, shading options have become more sophisticated and easier to maintain than ever before. If adding a hint of warmth is needed, simply install an awning heater.
An Outdoor Kitchen
No patio is complete without a grill, but do you find yourself making frequent trips inside for other prep work? Make outdoor cooking easier by adding a prep island that can be placed near your grill. If you really want to go all out, look for options that feature outdoor sinks or small refrigerators hidden under the countertop.
How to Truly Make Your Patio
An Extension of Your Home f you’re like many homeowners, you consider the patio an extension of your home. So it’s fair to ask: Would you be just as comfortable nestled in with your favorite book or preparing a meal in your outdoor space as you would in your living room or your kitchen? As you contemplate ways to improve your outdoor area, think about projects that can both extend the hours you spend outside and make the time you spend there more relaxing. Just as technology continues to make life indoors easier, more sophisticated awning systems, heating options, and lighting can make your outdoor space that much more pleasant. Here are a few areas to consider as you plot your next round of improvements for your outdoor living space.
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Well-placed speakers can bring the stereo sound of your indoor system out. By upgrading your system so it can be controlled from your wireless device, you can bring the conveniences of your digital music system outdoors and eliminate the need to get up to turn up the volume or flip to the next song.
High-powered outdoor lights on sensors might be helpful when you’re bringing in the groceries at night, but patio entertaining calls for a little more subtlety when it comes to lighting. Consider zero-energy solar-powered fixtures around the perimeter of your patio for a gentle ambiance to light up your evenings. Now is the perfect time to plan for this year’s patio season, and with the right improvements, you can make it the most comfortable one yet.
Clinton Glass SUCCESS
As a business owner I receive calls every day from advertising reps asking me to spend money with them. Whether itâ€™s print, radio or television, they all suggest that their advertising method is the best way to get my message out to potential clients. They have a high hill to climb, because Everything Knoxville already does a great job of finding potential customers for us. Everything Knoxville puts out a quality monthly publication that is mailed directly to homeowners. That means my customers pull the magazine directly out of their mailbox, making it more likely for them to read. We track our client phone calls from several advertising sources, and Everything Knoxville does better dollar for dollar than any other publication Iâ€™ve advertised in. Thanks Judy and Tom!
Greg & Kim Stowell
Owners of Clinton Glass
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THINGS TO DO • PLACES TO GO • PEOPLE TO SEE March 1: First Friday on Market Square, Gay Street, The Old City & Downtown North beginning at 5 pm.
March 1: George Strait with special guest Martina McBride at Thompson-Boling Arena at 7:30 pm.
March 10: Get the Led Out at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.
March 11: Mighty Musical Monday with Liz Peterson at the Tennessee Theatre at noon. Free!
March 1: Brian Regan at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.
March 19: Harlem Globetrotters at Thompson-Boling Arena at 7 pm.
March 2: Young Classical Musicians
Concert featuring the Knoxville Choral Society and Orchestra at the Knoxville Convention Center at 7:30 pm.
March 21-22: Knoxville Symphony
Orchestra: Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 pm.
March 23: East Tennessee Kidney March 11: An Intimate Solo/Acoustic Performance by Citizen Cope at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. March 15-17: Winterfest 2013 at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Foundation 6K Run/2K Walk in downtown Knoxville at 9 am. For more information, or to register, visit www.etkidney.org.
March 23: Revisiting the Creek War of 1813 Symposium at the East Tennessee History Center from 9 am to 12:15 pm. Free and open to the public.
March 16: Bijou Jubilee! at the Bijou Theatre at 7 pm.
March 2-3: Smoky Mountain Orchid Society Orchid Show & Sale at West Town Mall. See the beauty and variety of the orchids exhibited by various orchid societies from the southeast. Orchid growers will be present to give tips on growing orchids in your home, and orchid vendors will offer plants for sale. Admission is free. March 3: KSO Chamber Classics present Music for the Royal Fireworks at the Bijou Theatre at 2:30 pm.
March 5-10: Broadway at the Tennessee: Mary Poppins at the Tennessee Theatre.
March 7-10: Knoxville Boat Show at the Knoxville Convention Center.
March 9: Vols vs. Missouri at
Thompson-Boling Arena at 4 pm.
March 9: Academy of Dance Arts
Ensemble at the Bijou Theatre at 7:30 pm.
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March 23: Eggstravaganza at the University of Tennessee Gardens. Get your picture taken with the Easter bunny, make a spring craft, and hunt for eggs. March 16: Shamrock Ball: A
Father-Daughter Dance in the Farragut High School Commons Area from 7 to 9 pm. Fathers and daughters of all ages – and all family members – are invited to enjoy an evening of dancing to music by a DJ, light refreshments, and a craft! For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.townoffarragut.org. The event will benefit East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, The Leukemia Society, and Young Williams Animal Center.
March 16: KSO Pops: Ann Hampton
Callaway – The Streisand Songbook at the Knoxville Auditorium at 8 pm.
March 23: The Black Lillies: Runaway
Freeway Blues CD Release Show at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.
March 25: The Banff Mountain Film
Festival World Tour at the Bijou Theatre at 7 pm.
March 26: Jesus Christ Superstar’s Ted Neeley at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.
March 29: WDVX World Class Bluegrass at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.
March 30: Ryan Bingham at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.
“A Raisin in the Sun” Shines on the Clarence Brown Theatre Main Stage
Lonette McKee as Lena Younger
Jaymes Jorsling *
as Walter Lee Younger, Jr.
The Clarence Brown Theatre brings
to life Lorraine Hansberry’s inspiring classic story about a working class African American family struggling to make it in 1950s America. Directed by African American theatre icon, Woodie King, Jr., the production will feature actors Lonette McKee and Jaymes Jorsling in the lead roles. “A Raisin in the Sun” follows the experiences of the Youngers, a black family seeking self-worth in the fabric of the American Dream in Chicago during the 1950s. The Youngers’ lives are turned upside down when Mama Younger, fulfilling a lifelong dream Lonette McKee and of owning a home, Jaymes Jorsling buys a house in an all-white neighborhood. A representative from the neighborhood tries to buy the Youngers out to save the community from racial tension. The show was nominated for four Tony awards when it opened on Broadway in 1959 and was hailed by The New York Times as a show that “changed American theater forever.” It was the first time in history that a production had an allblack principal cast, a black director, and a black playwright. “A Raisin in the Sun” was created from an incident in Lorraine’s childhood that profoundly affected her family’s life. In defiance of the “restrictive covenants” found in real estate contracts of that era barring African Americans from the most desirable residential neighborhoods, her father moved them to an all-white area. Mobs gathered outside their home, and eight-year-old Lorraine was almost struck by a brick hurled through a window. The family was finally evicted by Illinois authorities, but Carl Hansberry and NAACP lawyers fought the state court decision all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, winning a landmark decision prohibiting restrictive racial covenants. The show runs through March 10. Evening performances begin at 7:30 pm and matinees begin at 2 pm. Ticket prices vary. For tickets, call the Clarence Brown Theatre box office at 865-9745161, Tickets Unlimited at 865-656-4444, or visit www.clarencebrowntheatre.com.
* The Actor appears through the courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
B I J O U T H E AT R E • M A R C H 1 6 • 7 P M he annual Bijou Jubi-
lee! fundraiser, presented by Pilot/Flying J on the U.S. Cellular Stage, will be held on Saturday, March 16, at 7 pm. This year the party moves indoors and promises a totally unique way to experience the Bijou. Innovative food from Holly’s Eventful Dining will be paired with tasty beverage offerings from Bearden Beer Market and Ashe’s Wine and Spirits. Signed musical instruments from Hall and Oates, Lindsey Buckingham, John Prine, and more will be up for grabs in the live auction. Silent auction packages packed with goodies from local businesses promise something
for everyone. And there’s more! The Tim Lee 3, Todd Steed, RB Morris, and Robinella will be sharing their special Bijou memories and collaborating in a superstar, Knoxville jam. Single admission tickets are $75. Host Committee packages of four tickets can be purchased for $500, which include advanced bidding on auction items. All proceeds benefit the historic Bijou Theatre. Want to volunteer your time? Are you interested in donating goods or services or becoming a sponsor? Contact Michele at knoxbijoumichele@ gmail.com. For more information, visit www. knoxbijou.com.
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By B e c ky H a n c o c k , Ass i s ta n t D i r e c to r o f K n ox H e r i ta g e
Mayor Tim Burchett, Rick Dover of Family Pride Corporation, and Wayne Blasius of InSite Development at the Oakwood Assisted Living groundbreaking
Participants of the Developers Roadshow
Oakwood School undergoing major renovations
Members Make a Difference
chool buildings do more
than house students and teachers, desks and chalkboards, gymnasiums and cafeterias. The places where we attended school as children also contain many memories and stories. They serve as neighborhood anchors. As communities change, sometimes schools close. But that doesn’t have to mean the end for the building. Historic Oakwood Elementary is a school building that is getting a second chance. Built in 1914, Oakwood thrived and served its community for more than 80 years until it closed in 1995. Since then, it has sat empty and been subject to vandalism, decay, and was threatened by demolition. But last fall, Knox Heritage, a private developer, and Knox County government collaborated to find a solution for Oakwood. In a happy twist of fate, it may once again serve some of its former students – as an assisted-living facility. We invite you to make a donation in support of historic preservation efforts in Knoxville and East Tennessee by becoming a member of Knox Heritage. If you act now, you can join us for a members only event on Thursday, March 14, for an exclusive tour of Oakwood School and witness the changes underway.
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You might wonder exactly what your membership donation pays for. Our mission of advocating for historic preservation is often done behind the scenes, but it happens every day. It is wonderful when we can publicly celebrate the fulfillment of many hours of work on a project or issue. In addition to saving Oakwood School, here are a few of the milestones we’ve reached recently: • Through the Developers Roadshow, we connected preservation-minded developers with government and community leaders in towns surrounding Knoxville, demonstrating sustainable revitalization solutions with the idea of mirroring downtown Knoxville’s success. • Oak Ridge’s Alexander Inn (aka The Guest House) is being saved, thanks to a $500,000 grant from the Department of Energy and a developer willing to undertake the historically-sensitive restoration required. Without Knox Heritage and the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance shepherding the process, this building with significant WWII connections surely would have been lost. • With the Save Our Signs grant, Knox Heritage has helped preserve several local iconic historic signs. We facilitated negotiations in the beloved JFG Coffee sign’s
return to its rightful place above the Gay Street Bridge. As we approach our 40th anniversary in 2014, we will rely on continued support from our annual donors so we can celebrate more preservation victories throughout our community and region. We want you to be a part of those victories. The work of Knox Heritage is making waves all across the nation, and the ripple effects are felt right here in our own community through positive economic impact. Last year, the American Planning Association named 12 “Great Streets,” and Knoxville’s Gay Street was honored along with New York City’s Fifth Avenue, Key West’s Duval Street, and Broad Street in Charleston. Just recently, Forbes Magazine named Knoxville one of the happiest cities to work in right now, second only to Dayton, Ohio, and ahead of Honolulu, Hawaii! We know that the unique sense of place that historic buildings provide is a significant factor in garnering these accolades, and the entire East Tennessee region benefits through more visitors spending money in the local economy, companies recruiting top talent, and better property values, among many other positive returns. It’s now easier than ever to give to Knox Heritage and ETPA. Want to give more over time? Spread out your donation by scheduling automatic periodic payments at the amount and frequency that you choose. These options are all included on the membership form, or you can process your payment securely online at knoxheritage. org/donations. We are grateful for whatever you can give, since every additional dollar will help us share our important mission with more people, save more places throughout the community, and keep preservation a priority in local decision-making. Don’t forget to RSVP for the Members Only Tour of historic Oakwood School on Thursday, March 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. You’ll feel like a kid again, wandering the school halls! Call 865-523-8008 or send an email to email@example.com by Monday, March 11. You can donate online at www. knoxheritage.org/donations.
Each month contributors from the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance (ETPA) write an article for Everything Knoxville celebrating the rich heritage of our region. ETPA is a regional historic preservation membership-based organization that serves Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, and Union counties. For more information and to get involved, visit www. knoxheritage.org and find us on Facebook! Photography provided by Knox Heritage
Seven Big Trends for Small Businesses in 2013
oday, if you tell someone you’ll be in touch, he or she may not only ask
when, but how. Modern technology has dramatically changed the way we communicate, providing multiple ways to stay connected at any time. For small and medium-sized businesses, this means big opportunities to stay competitive, provided that they understand technology trends and use them to their advantage. Check out these leading trends set to amplify in 2013, providing businesses with key ways to keep profits and customer satisfaction up.
Instant Meeting app, for example, allows one-click access to conference calls from a smartphone – no need to remember long conference codes and leader PINs when you’re out and about. Other useful mobile office apps include Documents to Go and QuickOffice, providing efficient access to documents, agendas, and analytics.
Trend 6: Talk just got cheaper
Trend 1: Look to the clouds
Everyone is talking about cloud technology these days, which basically means remote computing, leveraging the Internet. This is great news for small and medium-sized businesses because cloud-based systems provide a plethora of tools, save costs, and minimize maintenance. For example, cloud programs can help manage payroll, invoicing, phone systems, documents, customer management, business analytics, and backup systems. Online cloud services commonly used by small businesses include Skype, Dropbox, and Google Docs.
Trend 2: The era of social media
Social media’s growth continues to boom, and businesses no longer have the option of ignoring this outreach potential. It’s cost effective and connects you to customers in ways never before possible. Use YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and blogs as part of your business’ social media program. The relationships you can build with key customers and the feedback they provide is invaluable.
Trend 3: Your workplace is everywhere
Technology enables people to stay connected and work from virtually anywhere, meaning the terms “off the clock” or “away from the office” are going extinct. Whether you’re working from home, at the office, or in a coffee shop, it is vital to be accessible at all times, especially if you run a small or medium-size business. Whether your preferred device is a laptop, tablet, or smartphone, staying connected is a must.
Trend 4: Video conferencing instead of business travel
Traveling is costly and time consuming. Video conferencing is a low-cost way to meet with customers, prospects, and suppliers from virtually anywhere with computer and Internet access. Common video conferencing resources include Skype, ooVoo, and Cisco WebEx, making it easy to communicate with individuals or groups.
Trend 5: Applications keep things moving
Apps are not just fun and games – many are made specifically for the mobile office, making on-the-go work easy. Plantronics
Long distance phone calls to employees, customers, and prospects can quickly increase a phone bill. Internet-hosted phone systems are becoming more popular because they are low cost, flexible, and low maintenance. Skype is a good example of a voice-over-Internet service that allows individuals to communicate through video, voice, and instant messaging using a headset.
Trend 7: Devices talk amongst themselves
Think how much more effective your communications would be if all your devices worked together. Fortunately, that is now happening, and the technology trend is aptly called Unified Communications (UC). It delivers voice, email, SMS, video conferencing, and document sharing into a single interface so you easily can relay any or all of your data to others. With a laptop, Internet connection, Skype, and a headset, you can conduct business from just about anywhere at any time. Even though at first it may seem overwhelming to adopt each of these trends, when you do, you’ll find that it’s easier than you think and a smart way to help your business thrive. March 2013 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE
By C o u r t n e y C r a i g
Kristy Starks-Winn Kristy Starks-Winn’s career
started in writing, but as time went on, she discovered another passion: Teaching. The Powell High School teacher has been selected for the Reward School Ambassador program, where she’ll share best practices and help improve student achievement across the state. “I am thrilled and excited about the opportunity to be a Reward School Ambassador,” said Kristy. “While I will miss my students terribly, I am looking forward to the new professional challenges that come with the position. Under the leadership of Commissioner Huffman, the Tennessee Department of Education is doing something exceptional right now... it’s seeking new ways to support teachers and schools. The key word there is ‘support.’ That’s what the RSAP program is all about.” Kristy earned her bachelor’s degree in rhetoric and composition from UT Knoxville. Later she earned a master’s degree from UT Chattanooga, where she worked for a year as an adjunct and then a lecturer for three more years. She’s been with Knox County for six years, five of them at PHS, for a total of 11 years of teaching.
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“Teaching wasn’t my initial plan,” she said. “I was a journalist for five years, and I truly wanted to be a professional writer. But when I was given a position teaching writing at UTC, I realized how much I loved sharing my passion with others. Plus, teaching offered more familyfriendly hours than newspaper writing did.”
Kristy teaches English and journalism to juniors and seniors at Powell High School. Her days begin by getting her own children ready for school; then she teaches classes, observes and evaluates other teachers, sponsors Student Government, grades papers, and plans lessons. “I mostly enjoy working with young people,” she said. “My students make me exceptionally proud. I love seeing them excel and learn new things, and I am gratified by their efforts and their successes.” Kristy is excited about sharing what she’s learned about teaching with other educators in the Reward School Ambassador program. “The best practices I’ll share will be tailored to each teacher I’ll mentor – his or her needs and the needs of his or her students,” she said. “If there’s one thing I have learned, though, that I’d share with any teacher who asks, it’s this: All students can learn and be successful. Accept your students where they are, and acknowledge where they came from, but don’t allow excuses to keep them from reaching their true potential.”
by Tom Irmen
Hazardous to Your Wealth
pastor of a well-known mega-church that I attended regularly while living in a suburb of Chicago often lamented on why a drowning man would push a life preserver away. He used this analogy often to describe his dismay at individuals, while in the midst of a personal challenge, would elect to ignore an assured solution to their problem. I ask myself that same question, and more often than I care to admit, when I observe small business owners struggling for survival, when the solution is at their very fingertips. In my nearly three decades as a small business owner, I have witnessed the failure of hundreds of self-employds, many of whom appeared to have bright and promising futures. How could this happen you might ask? Well, while most business owners possess great skills in their chosen career fields, few, if any, have the requisite skills necessary in marketing to ensure their own success, and, with rare exception, marketing trumps
career skills every time. I also believe business owners, most of whom have only a small degree of marketing expertise, have an inherent fear of marketing, ignoring it at their own peril, hoping that their career skills will overcome their marketing inexperience. Most become victims of the 95% failure rate of small businesses that occurs within the first five to 10 years. For a small business owner willing to commit and risk both time and fortune to achieve success, it makes absolutely no sense whatsoever to ignore a few basic marketing skills that can greatly enhance your chances to succeed. First, differentiate yourself. Define why a potential customer would select you over your competitor. Marketing, after all, is mere communication. If you can’t articulate to a customer just why he or she should choose you rather than your competitor, then it’s time to fold up your tent. Second, define your target market. Thir d, determine which advertising platform(s) will most effectively communicate
those unique characteristics which will successfully differentiate your business from your competitors to your target audience. Lastly, commit to a sustained program of advertising that both informs and motivates potential customers to more closely examine your company’s products and services. Avoid the “idea of the week or month club” where you jump from multiple advertising platforms with messages that may only serve to confuse the market you are targeting. While not the most comprehensive approach to marketing, these few steps, carefully implemented, would likely have saved many of the hundreds of businesses that I have had the misfortune to see fail throughout the years. The choice is yours.
Why Run Anyway? B U S INE S S B A S I C S by Beth Townsend Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a lion or gazelle – when the sun comes up, you’d better be running. It’s an old story, relevant because every day, we run for something. The question is, for what? A wise man once said that we are always running away from something or towards something. Perhaps it’s worth considering. Thankfully, we are neither lions nor gazelles simply trying to survive to the next day. We are, however, ultimately searching for a purposeful reason to get up and get running eagerly towards something that matters. To do that, we must adjust our mindset accordingly. First, we must accept the fact that we must participate. Life requires that we move forward at our chosen pace, otherwise we will be left behind in a world of regret. Next, evaluate motives: Are you up for it? Any level of momentum requires that we are up for the challenge
physically. Life is demanding, and we must do our part to generate and reserve energy by taking care of our bodies. It serves little purpose to strive for anything if we are unwilling to accept the fact that a great deal of our success comes from keeping up and feeling good. Do what is right by your body. Are you running from something? Often we busy ourselves with small tasks to avoid the big ones. We can spend weeks, sometimes years, busy without accomplishing much. We keep up the cycle to avoid the pressure of acknowledging where we might have fallen behind. Technically, this is running from reality. Are you running towards something specifically? Once I was asked by a random person a simple question that spoke volumes about my countenance. “What is your hurry?” At the time I didn’t even know I was in a hurry. It was a habit of running from one thing to the next. Hurry was not a trait that I aspired to nurture. Are you running in circles? Often we realize that we keep ending up where we started. In that same job, trying to work out that same unhealthy relationship, hoping
those extra pounds will wilt away, or waiting until it’s convenient to strive for that dream that just won’t seem to go away. This cycle is relentless, but you can always chart a new path. It just requires one step in a new direction. Life is a balancing act, which few learn to master. If you are busy, evaluate why. While it seems everyone is running fast in some direction, only a few are intentional enough to know what direction. Nothing produces energy like a sense of accomplishment. Take each day, evaluate your motives, prepare for victory, and run like nobody else. A winner will emerge!
Beth Townsend is a dynamic
freelance speaker and writer and can be reached at 225.910.7426 or at www.bethtownsend.com. March 2013 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE
By C o u r t n e y C r a i g
Spotlight of the Month
Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center For 30 years, the Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center has been providing the very best care for women. To ensure the best in breast care, the center covers all angles in making sure their patients get the most comprehensive screening, diagnosis, and treatment processes.
his includes screening mammo-
grams, diagnostic mammograms, image-guided needle biopsies, specialized MRI equipment designed specifically for breasts, breast surgical procedures, high-risk assessment, and prosthesis custom fittings. In addition, KCBC offers an in-house boutique that helps women with their well-being and personal appearance during and after breast cancer. It offers mastectomy prosthetics, fittings, and wigs, as well as jewelry and personal apparel. The center also has a mobile unit that travels to health fairs, churches, workplaces, and com-
munity events throughout Tennessee. KCBC has a team of clinical breast radiologists that take time to carefully read and analyze each mammogram. They understand that each woman is different, so they look for subtle changes across different images for each individual patient. This attention to detail has resulted in much better care for patients. Women who are diagnosed with breast cancer are equipped with an outstanding treatment team of physicians, including oncologists, pathologists, reconstructive surgeons, and lymphodema specialists, as well as the clinical breast radiologists. The team uses the best approaches possible to get the patient to the survivor stage. Recently, the Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center received The Blue Ribbon Small Business Award. Of the 100 winners of this award across the country, seven finalists will be named to compete for the “Dream Big” Small Business Award. All 100 Blue Ribbon Small Business Award winners will also compete for the Community Excellence Award. KCBC also has a Breast Center of Excellence designation from the American College of Radiology and is ACR-accredited in
They understand that each woman is different, so they look for subtle changes across different images for each individual patient. mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, and breast stereotactic biopsy. Its 39,000-square-foot building features the best equipment for focused patient care. Above all, KCBC physicians are involved with taking care of patients from the beginning to the end of their visits, always available to answer questions and provide support. For more information, call 865-584-0291 or 800-456-8169 or visit www.knoxvillebreast center.com.
Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center 1400 Dowell Springs Blvd., Suite 200 Knoxville, TN 37909 865.584.0291 www.knoxvillebreastcenter.com
East Tennessee Kidney Foundation “Lucky Kidney” Run Registration open now for 6K run and 2K walk Local dialysis patients
will benefit from the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation “Lucky Kidney” 6K Run/2K Walk presented by Dialysis Clinic Inc. on Saturday, March 23, at 9 am in downtown Knoxville. The East Tennessee Kidney Foundation (ETKF) helps local kidney patients with costs for transportation to and from dialysis treatments and provides nutritional supplements and also blankets to make dialysis treatments more comfortable for patients. It also provides patient and caregiver education, facilitates prevention, detection, and awareness of kidney disease, and promotes organ donation. “There’s no better way to promote the wellbeing of East Tennessee dialysis patients 72
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than to get some exercise in Knoxville’s beautiful downtown and historic Fourth and Gill neighborhood,” said Sarah Burton, the foundation’s board president. “Anyone whose life has been touched by kidney disease or just interested in getting some exercise for a great cause is welcome to participate.” Advance run/walk registration is $26. Advance registrations must be received online at www.etkidney.org or via postal mail by Monday, March 17. On-site registration will be available for $30 beginning at 7 am. Run and walk participants will receive a race t-shirt, a Lucky Kidney Run water bottle, and other items from race sponsors. Run participants will be eligible for individual and team awards.
Individuals or community service groups interested in volunteering may contact ETKF Executive Director, Katie Caldwell, at 865288-7351 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The ETKF “Lucky Kidney” 6K Run/2K Walk presented by Dialysis Clinic Inc. is sponsored by WATE-TV 6, WJXB-FM 97.5, and Luna B. Tee.
About the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation
The East Tennessee Kidney Foundation is a local charitable 501(c)(3) organization that provides patient services and support to East Tennesseans affected by kidney disease and also information and education on the prevention of kidney disease. For more information or to donate, visit www. etkidney.org or www.facebook.com/ etkidney.
by Cindi Alpert
106.1 The River Presents
Alive and Well in Knoxville Orangery in the courtyard area from 6 to 9 pm. The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra also performs regularly, with an upcoming event at the Bijou Theatre called Dizzy Atmosphere, featuring trumpet player Sean Jones. Treat yourself to one of their shows and know what I’m talking about. Like fashion, music trends come and go and come back again. I know that all too well in the radio business. But one thing remains constant. Good music is good music, and some things are timeless. Whether you are from a small town like me or from the big city, you can enjoy world-class entertainment right here in Knoxville. All you have to do is open your eyes and your ears, and it is right there in front of you.
rowing up in a
small town in Northern New Jersey as the youngest of four kids, music was a big part of our lives. My musical influences ranged from Frank Sinatra to Neil Diamond to Todd Rundgren and everything in between. I have such wonderful memories of my father playing his favorite Mahalia Jackson album. I would get chills just listening to her soulful tone, and I was amazed at how that woman could sound so sad, so strong at the same time. It is no wonder I ended up in the music business; not only in the radio station business, but also as a performer myself. I’ve always been drawn to Jazz and Standards from an early age. I love Julie London, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, and so many of the old great classic artists that have influenced so many musicians. I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to play around the Knoxville area with three amazingly talented Jazz musicians. My core group includes Wes Lunsford on guitar, Daniel Brown on bass, and Martin Hodge on drums. All three of them are graduates of the University of Tennessee Jazz Program. I have also had the pleasure of playing shows with about a dozen other musicians who have come out of that program. I’ve b een to l d th e Un i ve rs i ty o f Tennessee’s Jazz Studies Program has long been one of Knoxville’s best kept secrets. The degree program was founded in 1976 by Jazz Ed pioneer Jerry Coker. Top notch faculty and a wide variety of performance opportunities make the Jazz Studies Program one of the country’s most attractive programs for aspiring musicians. From what I have witnessed, the program goes way beyond just musical theory and learning to master the instrument. The young people I work with are always on time, courteous, and prepared, which says a lot for the program and faculty. Just think of how many 20-something-year-olds you know who are still living at home, mooching off their parents and can’t seem to wake up before noon. Poster design by HD Marketing Professionals
My drummer, Martin Hodge, is also a teacher of music. He volunteers his time at The Joy of Music School, a not-forprofit organization with a mission to help children learn music who otherwise would not be able to afford lessons or instruments. According to Martin, music study, without a doubt, positively affects other areas of development. Frank Graffeo, director of the school, explained to me that the kids learn more than just music. It is about showing up on time, being prepared, being respectful to the teacher, and so on. The kids are rewarded for their good behavior in addition to their achievements in music. Many of their students have gone on to study music at the university level. If you have not checked out the Knoxville Jazz scene, it is going on all around us. Some of my favorite places to hear live Jazz include The Orangery, Cru, Crown and Goose, Peter Peters, and Chez Liberty to name a few. I welcome you to join me and The Corduroy Jazz Trio for a fun mix of Jazz, Blues, Standards, and Funk on Thursday, April 4th, at The
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by D e a n na B r a nn, Ph .D.
When Your Daughter-in-Law Won’t Even Talk to You Rhonda’s daughter-in-law hasn’t
spoken to her in several months. Whenever Rhonda tries to talk with her, her daughter-inlaw seems to avoid Rhonda’s emails and phone calls. At this point Rhonda is not sure what to do. She’s not even sure what happened – why their interactions have stopped. She just feels her relationships with her daughter-inlaw and her son are slipping away. This is one of the biggest nightmares a mother-in-law can experience. It is one of the most helpless feelings, and most of us usually give up trying to make things better because we 1) don’t know what to do and 2) it’s too painful to keep trying. Here are a couple of tips on how to start melting the ice so to speak. If you think about it, your daughter-in-law is giving you a clear message that something has happened. Somehow, some way, she feels you have done something to her – hurt her, angered her, disrespected her, or something to the point that she does not want to be around you, and if you only knew, maybe you
could fix it. But she’s not telling you. Tips: 1. Write letters of appreciation to her. » Start off with a letter telling her why you appreciate her loving your son. » Write another letter about appreciating her as the mother of your grandchildren. » Keep writing these kinds of letters, showing her how you appreciate her. You want her to know the value she has brought into your life. They do not have to be long, but they do need to be about her – not about you. When you feel you have done this sufficiently… 2. Use the Listening & Learning Skill. » Write her a letter or call her, letting her know that you really do want to understand how you have hurt her. When you write this letter or call her, let it be free of any “attitude.” You want to write it or say it from a place of really wanting to know so you can “fix” things if possible. Then schedule a time to do this – face to face if you can or on the phone.
» When you sit down with her, really listen to what she is saying. It doesn’t matter who’s right or wrong; what matters is how you can fix this. Oftentimes these things that come between us are misunderstandings or misperceptions, and once we know what they are, we can clear them up and start repairing the damage. But remember that feelings can be intense. When she feels slighted, hurt, or wronged, she really wants to feel you “heard” her; that you “get” her pain. Be patient and don’t give up. Dr. Brann holds a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology and a Ph.D. in Psychobiological Anthropology. www.drdeannabrann.com email@example.com
by M o n i ca I rv i n e
It’s the Small Things That Count Hello friends! I’m going
to start a series on being a host that I hope you’ll enjoy. This month we’re going to begin with houseguests. If you’re like me, I love having company... well, most of the time. I love when friends and family come to visit, and I love to do things that show how much I enjoy and appreciate their visit. One way you can do this is by putting forth a little effort in furnishing the guest room with some fun accommodations for your guests. Even if your “guest room” is your child’s room, with the right extras, you can make any guest feel like they’re on vacation and well cared for. For those who don’t have an official guest room, making a guest basket is a really fun idea. My
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children have helped me create our guest basket, which has heightened their excitement when guests visit, as they’re excited for them to see our special basket. Below you’ll see a list of suggestions for your guest room or guest basket. Please don’t feel like you have to provide all of these suggestions, but hopefully you’ll see a few that you like. Your guest basket is not for your guests to take home with them, but it remains in your guest room while they’re visiting. Each time guests visit, just simply freshen it up with fresh snacks, etc.
Guest room / guest basket suggestions:
» Extra blanket, good reading light, clock radio, wastebasket » Coat hangers, safety pins, luggage rack » Lotion, bath salts, shampoo/conditioner, fresh soaps » Toothpaste, new toothbrush, fresh towels, fresh cloths » Magazines, short books, suntan lotion,
snacks, sweets » Calendar, vase of flowers, lint roller, extra pillow » Headache medicine, stomach ache medicine, notepad, pens Once again, just have fun with preparing your guest basket. I don’t purchase these things all at once. When I’m out, I just keep my guest basket in the back of my mind in case I see a great deal on something. Letting our children help prepare for guests teaches them a really valuable lesson. The lesson is “it’s the small things that count.” What a great opportunity to help our children experience the joy of giving and helping others to feel valued. Have fun!
Monica Irvine, Certified Etiquette Instructor
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By M at t h e w B . D o p p e lt, D.O.
Fat Reduction That Works ith spring and
summer just around the corner, many of us start thinking about how we are going to look in our warm weather wardrobes. Frequently, unwanted body fat taints this image. Fortunately, the science behind the removal of unwanted body fat has evolved. There are now scientifically studied non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures to help individuals obtain their ideal body shape.
Matthew B. Doppelt, D.O. Board Certified Dermatologist
If you can pinch an unwanted inch, the revolutionary Liposonix device may be just the answer to what diet and exercise alone have not been able to accomplish. Liposonix is a new device which utilizes focused ultrasound energy to non-invasively permanently destroy body fat. “1 hour, 1 treatment, 1 size smaller” is the moniker for this treatment. In controlled studies, Liposonix patients lost an average of one to two inches from their waistlines with maximum results seen within eight to 12 weeks. The treatment takes approximately one hour and there is no downtime. In fact, there are no post treatment restrictions, and most patients can leave the office and immediately return to their normal activities. Liposonix is different from other non-invasive body contouring devices which can be limited in their ability to treat certain areas of
fat and may require several hours and multiple treatment sessions to adequately address problem areas. The Liposonix system is highly versatile, allowing control over precisely how and where energy is delivered, for a truly customized treatment in a single onehour session. While Liposonix was cleared in the U.S. by the FDA last year, it is backed by 10 years of extensive study. It has been featured on Dr. Oz, 20/20, The View, and in many of the top beauty magazines such as Allure, Vogue, and Elle. For those that need to lose more than an inch or two, SmartLipo may be the answer. SmartLipo was the first laser cleared by the FDA for the destruction of fat (laser lipolysis). It is a minimally invasive procedure that is an enhancement to the well-established procedure known as tumescent microcannular liposuction. SmartLipo is an in-office procedure that is performed with local anesthesia and requires very little downtime. Most patients are able to return to work in two or three days. Virtually any area with excess fat can be treated with this device. The neck, arms, abdomen, love handles, and thighs all respond beautifully to this procedure.
Patients often ask me how much weight they are going to lose with these procedures. I try to explain that these are body contouring procedures, not weight loss procedures. It is also very important that patients maintain a healthy lifestyle after these procedures. Southeastern Dermatology Consultants is proud to be the exclusive provider of both the Liposonix and SmartLipo procedures in Knoxville. We would enjoy meeting with you to discuss which procedure would best suit your needs. Call to schedule a complimentary consultation and receive discounted pricing through the month of April, or join us for our “Thinner Dinner Party” on March 7 at 6:00 pm. The first 20 patients to arrive receive exclusive pricing. Please RSVP as space is limited.
Southeastern Dermatology Consultants
1924 Pinnacle Pointe Way, Suite 300 Knoxville, TN 37922 865.474.8800 www.drdoppelt.com
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Fat reduction that fits.™
INTRODUCING THE LIPOSONIX® TREATMENT Do you have areas of unwanted fat around your abdomen or love handles that you can’t seem to get rid of, even with diet and exercise? If so, the Liposonix treatment may be the perfect fit for you. The Liposonix® treatment is a non-surgical fat reduction procedure that uses advanced ultrasound technology to permanently destroy unwanted abdominal fat just beneath the skin. • • • •
Noticeable results after just one treatment Customizable to address specific “problem” areas Non-surgical with little to no downtime Backed by over 10 years of research and testing
The Liposonix is exclusively available at our office in the Knoxville area. To find out more about Liposonix, call to schedule a complimentary consultation and receive discounted pricing through the month of April, or join us for our “Thinner Dinner Party” on March 7th at 6:00 pm. The first 20 patients to arrive receive exclusive pricing. Hors d’ oevres and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP as space is limited.
865.474.8800 | www.drdoppelt.com 1924 Pinnacle Pointe Way, Suite 300 Knoxville, TN 37922
MATTHEW B. DOPPELT, D.O. BOARD CERTIFIED DERMATOLOGIST