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Kerry McDuffie, Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning Owner

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From the Publisher My favorite time of the year is fall, especially now that we’re going into the height of the holiday season. From November until the beginning of January, a great deal of activity takes place. There are holiday get-togethers with friends, family, and business associates; city events that enhance the holiday season and add to the enjoyment; city and residential decorations viewed around the greater Knoxville area; and retailers with holiday displays of unique gifts that are sure to please someone special on your list. What a wonderful time of the year! In this issue, we’ve begun to celebrate the holiday season by highlighting businesses and entrepreneurs who offer a variety of products and services that can be considered as gift choices for you or someone special. But don’t just focus on gifts and neglect readying your home for all the holiday festivities. Our



This month David Roberts of D. Roberts Photography has photographed Kerry McDuffie, owner of Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning in Knoxville. Turn to page 6 to learn more about this veteran entrepreneur and his commitment to outstanding customer service.

feature article focuses on an entrepreneur who is a specialist not only in carpet cleaning, but Oriental rug washing. Read how Kerry McDuffie, owner of Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning, can help bring your quality Oriental rugs back to their original luster with a unique rug washing process. Kerry’s 28 years of experience have made Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning tops in the industry. Also, as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I would like to take the opportunity to thank all our readers and advertisers who have supported us and our publication. We consider ourselves truly blessed to have this venue to highlight the small business community, and we encourage you, our readers, to in turn support these entrepreneurs who are so vital to a vibrant, growing economy. On behalf of everyone at Everything Knoxville, I would like to wish you and your families a very happy Thanksgiving and an PUBLISHER + EDITOR IN CHIEF enjoyable holiday season!

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Photograph by D. Roberts Photography

© 2013 Everything Knoxville



The Art of Oriental Rug Washing aunched in 1985, Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning quickly earned a reputation for quality and affordable home and commercial carpet cleaning in East Tennessee. During its 28-year history, Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning owner, Kerry McDuffie, also earned a reputation as an innovative entrepreneur who routinely invested in new, state-of-the-art technology. These technological advances not only helped successfully differentiate Superior from its competition, but it also resulted in far superior cleaning results for its customers. Today, as ever growing numbers of homeowners and businesses are choosing hand-crafted Oriental rugs to replace wall-to-wall carpeting, Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning has once again demonstrated its talent for innovation. Superior has built a state-of-the-art Oriental rug washing facility that safely and affordably cleans and revitalizes your family’s Oriental rugs.

EK: There’s no question that Oriental rugs are replacing wall-to-wall carpeting in many American homes. Aside from their obvious visual differences, how do rugs and carpets differ? Kerry:Conventional carpeting is machine made and tufted with synthetic material, although cotton and wool are sometimes used in higher end wall-towall carpeting. Oriental rugs, on the other hand, are created with a specific design, pattern, or motif in mind as well as color scheme. Machine made rugs are made by mechanical means such as on a powerloom or flat bed machine. There can be hundreds of these rugs made exactly alike and therefore be mass-produced, impacting their cost and quality. Handmade rugs can’t be mass-produced. Each artisan pays individual attention to detail, color, pattern, and the motif of each piece of art they are hand-crafting. Each rug tells a story based on its origin and time Hand cleaning and care of rug fringe



Environmentally controlled drying room

in history in which it was created. Synthetic rugs are machine manufactured using olefin (polypropolene), nylon, acrylic, rayon, and polyester. Hand-crafted rugs feature natural fibers such as cotton, wool, and silk. Synthetic rugs can often be produced with fibers that can appear to be natural fibers. The consumer can be misled in believing that these rugs are in fact hand-crafted rugs. EK: Does the use of all-natural fibers and organic dyes in the hand-crafting of Oriental rugs require a different cleaning process than that traditionally used on conventional carpeting? Kerry: Because of the use of natural fibers and vegetable or plant dyes, extensive care and steps must be taken in order to ensure that dyes remain stable during the entire cleaning process. Ignoring one or more steps in properly cleaning these rugs can compromise the texture, color, and integrity of the rug. Wall-to-wall carpeting can be cleaned with high heat

and strong cleaning agents. In contrast, Oriental rugs are washed in deionized pure cold water with wool-safe approved solutions, thoroughly rinsed, and hung to dry in a temperature-controlled drying room. EK: Alex Zahir, owner of AZ International, LLC Rug Gallery, whose family has hand-crafted fine Oriental rugs in his native Afghanistan for three generations, expressed his surprise at your extraordinary level of knowledge related to the Oriental rug industry. How did you gain that knowledge? Kerry: Our company is certified by a national certification board called the IICRC. I attend classes annually to learn and keep up with the latest in rug cleaning knowledge and advancements in technology. I am also a wool-safe approved service provider. In addition, I frequently collaborate with Oriental rug specialists like Alex. EK: Why is your level of knowledge of the rug industry important in washing these Oriental rugs, which you describe more as an art? Kerry: You must know the construction, fiber, and dye content to correctly determine your course of action. If I have been given an expensive heirloom rug to clean that has been passed down from generation to generation, then I am required to handle it with the utmost respect and care that the customer deserves. Some people think that rugs are just rugs, when actually they are art that is designed as a floor covering. People who purchase these rugs invest a great deal of time and money in choosing the right design, color, size, and material that is right for their home. They deserve the specialized experience we can offer. Soil and debris removed from a 9’x13’ rug during agitation

EK: How did your knowledge and experience in Oriental rug washing help you in the design and creation of your rug washing facility? Kerry: After visiting several rug cleaning facilities and attending a variety of schools, I came to the conclusion that caring for Oriental and fine area rugs required more than just a carpet cleaning machine. Portraits by D. Roberts Photography

guaranteed, although using our proprietary process, we have had good results. So the presence of pet urine does not necessarily mean that your rug is ruined. EK: Lest we forget, Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning also cleans home and commercial carpets. Kerry: We not only wash rugs, but we have mobile state-of-the-art equipment to clean your wall-to-wall carpet as well as upholstery and tile in your home or business. EK: Kerry, how can people learn more about Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning? Kerry: You can find out about us by vis-

Initial inspection and agitation process to loosen and remove soil and debris

Developing a specialized rug washing studio was needed to meet growing customer demand, to provide the high level of expertise required to care for their rugs, and to reduce the potential for damage that can result when rugs are washed by inexperienced trades people.

At Superior, we offer an 11 to 12 step process, based on the rug, to properly care for and wash a rug: 1. Thorough inspection to determine the fiber content and type of dyes 2. Agitate and dust the rug to remove dry soil 3. Test for dye migration 4. Pre-condition 5. Pre-spot 6. Agitate pre-conditioner thoroughly to loosen soil 7. Submerse in special rug bath of our exclusive pure Kinetico water 8. Extract excess water 9. Transfer rug and cart it into our temperature controlled drying room 10. Clean the fringe 11. Post-inspection and post-vacuuming 12. Roll and wrap for pick-up or delivery Many of these steps are accomplished using proprietary pieces of equipment that we specifically designed to care for your fine Oriental rugs and that are unavailable elsewhere. EK: Does the presence of pet stains and odors mean my Oriental rug is ruined? Kerry: Most rugs can be safely and successfully cleaned in our state-of-the-art rug washing studio. However, the presence of pet urine or other animal accidents can compromise the dyes and degrade the fiber makeup of the rug. Based on the construction of the rug, 100% removal of urine cannot always be

Shown are Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning founder and owner, Kerry McDuffie, and Alex Zahir, president of Knoxville-based AZ International, LLC Rug Gallery, located at 5215 Kingston Pike in Knoxville. “Collaborating with industry specialists like Alex, whose family has produced fine, hand-crafted rugs in Afghanistan for three generations, is indispensable in our efforts to providing our customers with the safest, high-quality Oriental rug washing service in East Tennessee,” said Kerry.

iting our website, www.superiorofknoxville. com, email us at info@superiorofknoxville. com, call or text us at 865-680-1450, or look us up on Facebook. EK: Any final thoughts you would like to share with our readers? Kerry: In our 28 years of business, our company is committed to giving the highest level of quality in the industry. Hundreds of satisfied customers give testimony to that fact. “Quality plus service equals superior value… guaranteed!”

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24th annual Winterfest celebration November 12 with festivities in Patriot Park that conclude with the illumination of five million Winterfest lights throughout the city and a fireworks display. The lead-up to the evening’s activities will be the city’s third annual Salute to Veterans Parade on the Parkway. Pigeon Forge Winterfest is a mixture of holiday celebrations, themed special events, and millions of decorative lights. That combination created a new visitor season for Pigeon Forge when Winterfest started in 1990. After the Winterfest Kickoff, businesses throughout the city offer special activities, theaters add a Christmas flair to their shows for two months, and the city itself presents two major special events in January and February – Wilderness Wildlife Week and Saddle Up. Pigeon Forge Winterfest continues through February 28, 2014, offering winter activity throughout this gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Among the events on the calendar: • Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas (Nov. 9-Dec. 30), with a variety of Christmas shows, holiday foods, crafts, and a park-wide display of another four million holiday lights to complement those in the city

• Titanic Museum: watch for snow to fall over the attraction through November and December • Trolley Tour of Lights (MondayFriday nights from Nov. 12-Dec. 31), narrated rides through Pigeon Forge on the Fun Time Trolley system to see all of the major Winterfest light displays • Wilderness Wildlife Week (Jan. 25-Feb. 1, 2014), a city-sponsored week of special programs about Great Smoky Mountains National Park and numerous other outdoor topics at the new LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge • Saddle Up! (Feb. 19-23), a city-sponsored celebration of cowboy poetry, western music, and the American West at the new LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge

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Christmas in WearsValley

Wears Valley wants to take you back in time to the days of old-fashioned Christmas trees, horse-drawn wagon rides, hayrides, and storytelling. Lots of fun awaits you in the Valley during the holiday season. A fourweek long event, Christmas in Wears Valley will begin with a tree lighting ceremony at 6:00 pm on Friday, November 29, in Sevierville. The event will run through December 31st.

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November dusk on November 29, choirs will gather at 2881 Wears Valley Road in Sevierville in Wears Valley for a magnificent tree lighting ceremony. A blazing bonfire will warm the night air as choirs warm our hearts with carols. A rich tenor voice singing “O Holy Night” with the words echoing throughout the Valley could cause us to hear the angels’ voices. After the final “Silent Night,” everyone heads to Friendly Falls for “The Best Cup of Hot Chocolate in the South!” Earlier in the day fun attractions, stores, art galleries, and restaurants will be bustling with activity. At the site of the tree lighting ceremony, food vendors will be serving up tasty items like barbecue pork, turkey legs, Philly cheese steaks, smoked sausage, chicken, ribbon fries, funnel cakes, corn dogs, and caramel or candy apples. A tree tour throughout the Valley will feature trees decorated the old-fashioned way. Hayrides, horse-drawn wagon rides, and carolers will liven up the day’s activities. A stop at the manger scene at Wears Valley United Methodist Church will give visitors time to reflect on the reason we celebrate this wonderful season. Wears Valley (population 7,486) is situated in a valley known as Wear Cove, which is nestled beside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In winter, cars travel between Townsend and Pigeon Forge on Wears Valley Road. Not everyone stops, but those who do discover the part of the Smoky Mountains they have been hoping to find.



Special events are spread throughout four weekends: November 29-30, December 13-14, December 20-21, and December 27-28. The first weekend is the tree lighting ceremony on November 29. On November 30, professional storytellers will tell you stories that will make your jaws drop. Throughout the four-week event, you can enjoy a tree tour, hayrides, horsedrawn wagon rides, and shopping for a live Christmas tree – all available daily. Storytelling events will be held on Saturday afternoons. Wears Valley consists of unique shops, mom and pop restaurants, art galleries, overnight cabin rentals, bed and breakfast inns, a ranch, and several churches, including Headricks Chapel, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Wears Valley turns back the clock. Arriving during the winter season is like entering a Christmas card. Although it is a short drive to nearby busy towns, Wears Valley on a wintry night seems a long way from anywhere. With the often snow-peaked Smoky Mountains as a backdrop, the Valley beckons you to retreat for a while into the serenity of one of America’s most beautiful valleys. The chilly night air and the sounds of silence will lead you to your mountain cabin where you can rest by a warm, cozy fireplace or relax in a hot tub on the deck. Enjoy the beauty of the mountains while sipping on a cup of coffee on your deck or joining us in one of our mom and pop restaurants where you will find a hearty breakfast awaiting you. For more information, visit, wearsvalley, or

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which result in various textures and colors on bisque clay. Brad Greenwood of Clinton, a metalsmith and blacksmith, creates copper and steel sculptures and furniture using brazing, forging, and flame painting. Eun-Sook Kim of Oak Ridge employs various techniques in clay to produce Asianinfluenced pottery, and also creates Chinese brushstroke paintings in watercolor. Vicki Love of Knoxville fashions durable deerskin into leather purses, embellished with stones and beads as focal points and cut leaf fringes to produce movement. Mike Naney of Knoxville creates digital photographs, often using multiple exposures to extend dynamic range, depth of focus, or to produce panoramic compositions.

Kathy Bradley of Knoxville, creates copper and bronze bracelets, earrings, necklaces and their chains, using traditional metalsmithing and aging techniques.

Diana Dee Sarkar of Knoxville paints in oil and pastel, starting with plein-air sketches and photo references, and finishing her representational work in the studio.

Millie Derrick of Sevierville makes hand-built functional pottery from red rock clay slabs and coils using geometric and organic shapes and embellishments.

November’s featured artists are painter Harriet Smith Howell of Rutledge, who will show recent paintings of her travels to Tuscany, and jeweler Joann Marie of Knoxville, who creates fine gem-studded rings and pendants in sterling silver or 18k gold.

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By Greg Samples

Upping the Energy Recent years have seen a huge

increase in foods and drinks designed to increase energy. Among the most popular today are the high-energy drinks that promise to give you a shot of energy and make you perform tasks better. Although there may be multiple ingredients, the two most common for this desired effect are simple sugars and caffeine. These two ingredients can have harmful effects when used on a regular basis. There’s a better way to produce energy and focus. Energy in the body is produced in the same manner as fire. It requires fuel and oxygen. If you’re lacking energy, it’s likely because one of these elements is deficient, at least for the moment. Of course eating simple sugar can give you a quick pickup as it raises the glucose level in the blood abruptly, satisfying the need for fuel. However, the body will make sure this level doesn’t get too high by secreting insulin to remove sugar from the blood. A drop in energy often follows within a short period of time. One way caffeine provides energy is by increasing the amount of neurotransmitters in the body. This results in vasoconstriction, the narrowing of blood vessels. Besides affecting the nervous system, this also allows the heart to pump oxygen more quickly to the muscles, thus increasing our energy. However, this mechanism isn’t meant to be used on an ongoing basis. It’s part of the “fight or flight” mechanism for emergency situations, as when fear causes our adrenal glands to dump these neurotransmitters into the body. Occurrences of this have been known to give people super human strength in times of crisis, but when used on a daily basis, it can lead to high blood pressure and stroke. Studies by Cameron, Field, and Lunt have indicated between a 22-30% decrease in cerebral blood flow correlated with regular caffeine use. Since the receptors in the brain develop a tolerance for caffeine, over time it takes more and more caffeine to have the same effect. Thus the longer you use caffeine, the more difficult it becomes to stop. A better way to have a steady, level supply of blood sugar is to consume whole grains at every meal. Brown rice, barley, whole wheat, whole oats, millet, and rye all provide complex carbohydrates that are slowly broken down as they enter the



bloodstream; therefore, there’s no peak and valley of blood sugar level, just a steady, enduring fuel supply. They also have the added advantage of providing fiber, which is beneficial for colon health. It’s important that whole grains be consumed at every meal so the energy level doesn’t dip. If it does, those doughnuts will be irresistible. Evidence recently acknowledged by the FDA has shown that eating whole grains is a protector against Type 2 diabetes, so there’s more than one advantage. More oxygen is the second component of higher energy. Rather than accomplishing this with caffeine by constricting your blood vessels, try increasing the mineral content. Supplements are one way to increase minerals in the bloodstream. One popular TV commercial of the past called the condition “iron poor blood.” These products can be effective because oxygen is carried in the blood by iron, but it’s also depleted by the lack of other minerals such as calcium and magnesium. You may not be so deficient in minerals to be considered anemic, but it could still affect your energy levels. The most mineral dense foods are those in the category of sea vegetables. Nori (used as a wrap in sushi), kelp, and kombu are just a few of the variety of super foods that can provide us with the minerals that will carry abundant amounts of oxygen to our cells without constricting our blood vessels. Leafy greens are also an excellent source of minerals, and among fruits, raisins are an excellent choice. So the next time you feel your energy sinking and you reach for one of those high-energy drinks, consider the long-term effects. Instead, start the day with whole oats and raisins, include a generous serving of brown rice for lunch, and enjoy a barley stew for dinner. Then watch your energy soar. Note: Consult your healthcare professional

before making any dietary changes. These articles and recipes are not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.

Greg Samples is a Knoxville native and holds a Bachelor degree in psychology from the University of Tennessee. Since 1985, he has been teaching and counseling the lifestyle and principle of macrobiotics in the Knoxville area and throughout the southeast. He is the author of the Health and Freedom Manual, first published in 1998. He can be reached at or through his website at

Energy Boosting Recipes By Michelle Samples

Nori Rollups › 2 cups cooked brown rice › 2 marinated portabella mushrooms, sliced › Sunflower or alfalfa sprouts › 1 sliced avocado › 1/2 cup medium spicy kimchi or homemade pickles › 4 sheets toasted nori Prepare brown rice: 1 and 1/2 cup water to 1 cup brown rice. Bring to a boil and add a pinch of sea salt. Cover and simmer for 50 min. Let cool. Prepare marinated mushrooms: 2 large portabella mushrooms, sliced. Add 2 Tbsp toasted sesame seed oil to skillet with 1 clove diced garlic. Sauté for 3 min. Add 3 Tbsp mirin or cooking sherry with 2 Tbsp shoyu soy sauce. Cover and simmer for 5 min. Set aside to cool. Prepare homemade pickles: Slice vegetables such as cauliflower, onion, or turnips and place in a bowl. To 1 cup sliced vegetables, add 1/4 cup water and 4 Tbsp ume vinegar and let sit 2 hours before using. Using kimchi in this dish is also excellent. Prepare nori rollups: Break each sheet of nori in half. Fold again to make quarter size pieces. Add 2 Tbsp brown rice to the center of each piece and flatten with a fork. Add a slice of avocado, 1 slice marinated mushroom, 1 Tbsp kimchi or homemade pickles, and a few sprouts. Roll up by folding up the sides.

Barley Stew › 6 cups water › 1 cup barley › 3 Tbsp olive oil › 1 bay leaf › 1 cup red lentils › 1 butternut squash, seeds removed, peeled, and cubed. › 1 Tbsp coriander › 1 onion › 1 carrot, sliced › 1 rutabaga cubed into 2-inch pieces › 2 cups chopped cilantro › 1 cup sliced scallions › 3 tsp sea salt or to taste To pot add all ingredients except salt, cilantro, and scallions. Cover and simmer 50 min. Remove bay leaf. Add sea salt and simmer 10 min more. Add cilantro and scallions. Serve warm with cornbread.

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Baby Boomers in Denial About Their Hearing Loss “Honey, I can’t hear you” were the

hardest words Jim Cudo ever had to speak. He had known for years about his hearing loss, but when he told his granddaughter he couldn’t hear her, it was time to take action. Jim isn’t alone. A new study from Applied Research shows older Americans are in denial about their hearing loss and the associated social costs. What the study found may surprise you – 72% of older Americans say their hearing is average or better. Not so, say their children, most of whom encouraged their parents get their hearing tested. Joe Simpson “I should’ve taken care of this years ago,” said Jim. His wife, Linda, added, “His hearing wasn’t what it should’ve been. He always found an excuse, like he wasn’t paying attention or was in a

different room.” With the impact of hearing loss so high, why do people avoid the solution? Cost is a factor, but so is pride. Many fear a hearing aid will look awkward or will make them look old. Fortunately, advances in hearing technology are making it easier to address hearing loss in a cost-effective, unobtrusive way. Technology has come a long way. Jim thought hearing devices would make him look weak or would be uncomfortable. Now he has to remind himself to remove them before he takes a shower or goes to bed. “When Jim got his hearing aids, he started hearing things he hadn’t heard for years,” said Linda. “He could hear the wheels on the shopping cart or the birds on our walks.” Jim was thrilled. “I don’t care if you have six grandchildren or just one, they’re wonderful,” he said. “Hearing my granddaughter say ‘papa, you can hear me again’ was worth the world to me.” Hearing loss affects people in a variety of ways. Over time, hearing loss can lead

to anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Untreated, it can turn a physical condition into a psychological one. That’s why it’s so important to seek a solution. If you know a friend or loved one who has trouble participating in group conversations, speaks loudly without reason, or understanding simple conversation, share your concerns with them and urge them to see a hearing professional. Being supportive and encouraging is the best way to care for someone with hearing loss. Helping them understand the reality of their hearing loss and the effect it’s having on their personal relationships is the first step toward helping them find a solution. For information on hearing loss and hearing loss solutions, call Audibel Hearing Aid Center at 865-566-0370.

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Est8te Brings Top Fashion and Personalized Shopping to Knoxville

Est8te Co-Owner Whitney Johnson

New Clothing Boutique Opens in Bearden st8te is a fashion-forward clothing and home boutique with a Southern touch. Knoxville natives and owners, Whitney Johnson and Meg Lonon, had a vision of bringing premier designer clothes to Knoxville, and four months ago they made their dreams a reality. “We wanted to create a local fashion boutique where men and women can shop and feel confident they are getting top quality clothing and advice,” said Whitney Johnson, co-owner of Est8te. “Knoxville’s market is perfect for this type of store, and we are blown away with the response we’ve seen in just the past few months.” The chic little boutique sells in-season fashion pieces for both men and women. If you pop in today, you’ll find DVF wrap dresses, Haute Hippie shirts, Helmet Lang coats, Henry & Belle jeans, and Tory Burch clothes, shoes, and accessories! In order to provide a unique shopping experience, Est8te is closed on Mondays for appointment-only, private shopping sessions. Stylist and store manager, Caroline Schaffler, will help personalize and update your wardrobe. You can call or stop by to reserve your spot now. “Knoxville needed a store that catered to the shopper in a full-circle kind of way,” said Meg Lonon, co-owner of Est8te. “At Est8te, we provide customers with the ultimate shopping experience.” Looking for a girl’s (or guy’s) night out? Est8te has you covered. They host small events on a regular basis, from trunk shows and wardrobe styling events to VIP invite-only parties. Stay up to date on all events by signing up for their emails online at Located in Sequoyah Hills near The Grill at Highland Row, this boutique offers classic fashion with a modern twist for both men and women. Est8te

145 South Forest Park Boulevard Knoxville, TN 37919 865.588.1588



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to extraordinary in a matter of minutes. Innovative skin care, perfectly matched foundations, and on-trend colors will make a difference that’s written all over your face. PLUS, we have wonderful gift sets for the holidays! We are passionate about what we sell at Merle Norman. Let us show you the new Winter Color Collection and offer you tips on applying flattering makeup that suits you and your lifestyle. Remember, we are the experts… let us help you, and have fun with it!

Q: I love the new Wicked Lash! Thank you, Merle Norman, for giving us a great new mascara! Are other colors expected later?

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applauding this new product. Customers are keeping us busy ordering and restocking! We have no official word on new colors, but we won’t be surprised to see a Wicked Lash in a brown tone launched sometime soon.

Q: As winter kicks in, my complexion shade lightens. Since it’s just a minor difference in color, do I really need to change foundation colors?

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is very slight, use this makeup artistry tip: Lightly apply Ultra Powder Foundation (a bestseller!) in a complementary shade on top of your regular foundation to slightly lighten your foundation. Then, when things change back, simply leave off the Ultra Powder Foundation. The wonderful thing about Ultra Powder Foundation is that it can be worn alone as

a foundation. So you now have three color options! Smart girl! Come in and try before you buy! We invite you to visit our studio, conveniently located at West Town Mall. Our caring and well-trained associates can demonstrate solutions to all of your skin care and makeup questions in our state-of-the-art studio at absolutely no cost to you. We’re open from 10 am to 9 pm daily and noon to 6 pm on Sundays. 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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Hooray for Small Businesses! e often hear

that small businesses are the engines of job creation in the United States. Their value and the role they play in our economy are sometimes underestimated because they are, in fact, small. But the truth is there’s nothing small about the impact they have on our economy. According to Entrepreneur Magazine, there are between 25 and 27 million small businesses in the U.S. that account for 60 to 80% of all U.S. jobs. So while the landscape of most major cities are defined by the massive corporate offices, stores, and headquarters of Fortune 500 companies (and they tend to get the most attention on Wall Street), it really is the small businesses sprinkled throughout our local “Main Streets” that are playing instrumental roles in our economy. Small businesses employ nearly 68

million people, while Fortune 500 companies employ about 26 million workers. Small businesses have been a driving force behind new job creation, too, generating between 60 to 80% of all new jobs in the U.S. annually during the past decade. Small business owners represent a very diverse group of people from all educational, religious, and ethnic backgrounds and are represented by all age groups. Being your own boss has been an American dream for generations, and that sentiment continues today. According to a recent Gallup poll, a majority of Americans reported that they would prefer to be their own boss, and each year roughly 7% of these “risk takers” take the steps to start their own business. We all remember the movie “You’ve Got Mail.” Poor ole Meg Ryan lost her Shop around the Corner to megastore Fox Books. We were all cheering for Meg and Tom Hanks to get together in a romantic way, but weren’t there just as many of us who hoped that her small business beat out that big-box store?

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Next To New is a small business. We are a part of the American dream. At our consignment boutique, someone else’s “castoffs” are your couture, and you will be treated like family here. Consignment shopping at its best awaits you.

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Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event! Imagine being surrounded by more than

140 booths of fabulous fine crafts at the 47th annual Fine Craft Show presented by the Foothills Craft Guild! The dates are Friday and Saturday, November 15 and 16, from 10 to 6 and Sunday, November 17, from 11 to 5 at the Jacob Building in Chilhowee Park. All items are made according to very specific standards for quality workmanship and represent the Tennessee region… woodwork, pottery, jewelry, glass, fiber arts, metalwork, sculpture, basketry, and more! What a great time to shop for unique gifts and support your local By E Greer fine craft artisans! Enjoy a Make It & Take It Booth for all ages, daily demonstrations of artisans making

their crafts, and an Authors’ Corner where local favorites Bill Landry, Sam Venable, and Jim Johnson will be signing books. Special guest Dr. Bill Bass will autograph books Sunday only from noon to 5 pm. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors 65+, and children 13 and under are free. For more information, visit www.foothillscraft November 2013 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE



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Located in historic downtown Sweetwater, nestled in a quaint, nearly century old building, is Sweetwater’s newest boutique - Dogwood Lane. A truly unique shoppe, Dogwood Lane carries an eclectic collection of affordable women’s apparel from New York and LA, including ladies accessories, jewelry, and home decor. Discover the perfect ensemble for that special holiday event or the perfect holiday gift for that special someone.

504 N. Main Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423.536.7046 Tuesday - Saturday 11am-6pm

Holiday Open House Join us on november 15th from 5-8pm for holiday cheer, treats and savings throughout the shopping center.

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Dogwood Lane Boutique


nown for its charming shops

and eateries, Sweetwater’s historic district has long been a favorite destination for shoppers. It’s also been a lovely place to relocate. Having recently moved from NY, I was blessed to have the opportunity to open Dogwood Lane – a New York-style boutique selling women’s clothing, accessories, and home décor. I’ve always loved fashion and decorating. I worked at a high-end women’s clothing store during college and after, and I enjoyed helping clients put outfits together. I also had a great visual display internship with Urban Outfitters. Also, I love to garden. A little shop with a garden became available, and the chance to combine all the things I love was irresistible. Even if I didn’t own a boutique, I would spend hours pouring over Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, or Vogue, reading style blogs and noticing what fashion forward women are wearing. I enjoy staying on top of the latest trends, but every trend doesn’t suit every body. Kelli Maniscalco Knowing how to put together pieces that are fresh, yet flattering, is what fashion is all about and what I can help you with. The best look is one that makes you feel good about yourself and helps you put your best foot forward. Most of my lines are from NY and LA with the occasional designer “find,” offering a wide variety of styles, sizes, and price points. I also carry unique handmade jewelry and artisan made décor. Whether you’re a student, a working woman, or shopping for an elegant fundraising event or a casual, yet pulled together weekend look, you’ll find it here. We also offer gift certificates. When you shop Dogwood Lane, I want you to have fun – like you are raiding your most fashionable friend’s closet. I hope you’ll find inspiration and lots of things you love and walk out with items that make you look great and feel like the best version of yourself.

Dogwood Lane Boutique

504 N. Main Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423.536.7046


Deck the Halls with Bobby Todd Antiques and UPSTAIRS Bobby Brown and Todd Richesin invite you to shop their stores, Bobby Todd in historic downtown Sweetwater and UPSTAIRS at 4514 Old Kingston Pike in Bearden, to discover two unique Christmas wonderlands. Both stores have been transformed in magical style and have everything you need to make this holiday season truly memorable. They are both stocked with items that will build holiday traditions for your family. Each year Bobby and Todd visualize their stores in a totally new way for the Christmas season and devise a theme to inspire their customers. This year at Bobby Todd, the theme is “Home for the Holidays.” The store window sets the tone, complete with a welcoming front porch built inside the window. “Home for

the Holidays” reflects the desire to be at home with family and friends during Christmas, as well as finding peace and being at home in your own heart. The theme continues inside the store with Bobby and Todd’s beautiful signature ribbons and garlands in rich shades of red mixed with touches of black. At the Knoxville store, UPSTAIRS, the theme is “Nature’s Winter Blessings.” The theme was inspired by relaxing snowy days spent at home last year, enjoying the pure white snow mixed with shades of lush green. Snowy flowers and lush green berries are mixed with green velvet and burlap ribbons to create this dramatic seasonal display. Both Bobby Todd and UPTAIRS have a wide selection of whimsical and vintageinspired Christmas decorations, featuring Lori Mitchell, Shiny Brite, Bethany Lowe, Joe Spencer, and Cody Foster. Each of

these artists has introduced new collections this year so you can continue to add to the previous year’s offerings. There is a full assortment of items for your entertaining and gift giving needs as well. Holiday scented candles from Aunt Sadies, Votivo, NEST, and Seda France, potpourri, guest and kitchen towels, placemats and napkins, scented soaps, and holiday CDs are featured. Bobby Todd has an incredible assortment of winter scarves and hats, as well as jewelry from Silver Spoon Jewelry, Fornash, and We Dream In Color. UPSTAIRS offers a fantastic assortment of jewelry from New York designer Julie Vos, as well as beautiful pearl jewelry from Vincent Peach and vintage wearable art pieces by Mary James and Kari Beth. Join Bobby and Todd at both stores this season, and discover how their slogan, “Making Spirits Bright,” rings true year after year.

Bobby Todd Antiques

305 North Main Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423.337.3837

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You're Invited to Attend Our Holiday Open House

Friday & Saturday November 15th & 16th Florals ∙ Home Decor Ladies Accessories Jewelry ∙ Scarves Handbags

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Holiday Sparkles & Spirits

An evening to benefit The Joy of Music School

December 6 ∙ cHerokee millS Experience the warmth of a holiday gathering, children's voices, and get a head start on gift buying for loved ones - all for a great cause. Come to Holiday Sparkles & Spirits, an evening to benefit The Joy of Music School, on Friday, December 6, at Cherokee Mills. Bid on unique items in arts and culture, travel, food and wine, home and garden, professional and personal growth, and more. The Joy of Music School is a 30


non-profit organization providing free music lessons for children who cannot afford them. All teachers are volunteers. The school also provides instruments, music, and supplies at no cost to students. We would be unable to accomplish any of this if it was not for the generous support of our community. To find out how you can get involved, call 865-525-6806 or visit www.

Discover the Magic of This Holiday Season at Sweetwater Flower Shop

I’m not sure what my favorite season of the

year is. I guess every season we’re about to enter is my favorite. As I write this, brilliant fall foliage and their spectacular palette of colors are descending upon us. But in just a few weeks, winter will entirely change our East Tennessee landscape. Perhaps, then, winter is my favorite season. I think what makes winter so very special is the magic of Christmas that brings together friends, family, and loved ones. How can we forget the utter amazement of a first Christmas as seen through the eyes of a young child? November is indeed a magical month at Sweetwater Flower Shop in historic downtown Sweetwater as our showroom transitions itself, like the seasons themselves, from autumn and Thanksgiving to winter, Christmas, and New Year’s. Our shop and The Mansion Restaurant are filled with wonderful fall gifts, home accessories, jewelry, scarves, and florals. But before your very eyes, you’ll observe our transition into the winter holidays with beautiful gifts, more than 200 seasonal florals, new jewelry, handbags, and scarves, which are arriving daily, as well as a large selection of home decor items that will welcome your guests this season. This holiday season is very special to all of us here at Sweetwater Flower Shop as it marks our first full year in the shop after our fire and nearly one-year renovation. I will never be able to thank all of you for your kindness and words of encouragement during that most challenging time in my life. I would also like to extend a personal invitation to visit us for our special Open House on Friday and Saturday, November 15th and 16th. We will have completely transformed our shop into a mystical, seasonal wonderland, and we will also feature unadvertised specials throughout both floors. Come join us at this most special time of year, and thank you for allowing our family to be part of your family’s holiday traditions.

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

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sweaters that feel like a hug or, even better, instigate one? The sweaters of this season may have varied shapes, but they all have one thing in common… they all offer warmth and snuggly sensuality! There are points and angles everywhere on cardigans… draping, flowing, and falling into soft layers. Ruffles are plentiful, both on pullovers and cardigans, so stop worrying as the temperatures drop about what to wear… we’re heading into the sexiest season of all! Push that wimpy little lightweight sweater to the back of your closet this season and move the newest silhouette, the oversized cardigan, to the front! Choose any length from just below the hipline to just above the knee; it’s the perfect option for cooler days. Pair it with skinny jeans or jeggings tucked into tall boots and

you’re right on target! Because the cardigan is such a bold shape, you can easily carry off stronger pieces of jewelry with this statement… a necklace, layers of chains, and big cuff bracelets are just the right touch! Turtlenecks, also, are very strong again and can be quite stylish when accessorized with the perfect piece of jewelry. Remember, they’re perfect worn alone… perhaps belted or as a cozy layering piece for the cooler days; you’ll see ribbed and flat weaves, many of which are scrunched at the neckline. Bold colors add just the perfect punch. Try hot pink with charcoal, yellow with black, or bright red with winter white basics. So, it’s out with the old and in with the new. This fall’s sweaters prove that warmth has never looked so good! Stop in and let us show you our current crop of the season’s best sweaters!

Remember to put the Saturday following Thanksgiving, November 30th, on your calendar, as Sweetwater welcomes you and yours to our annual Small Town Christmas. It’s a great event when all the stores remain open late, and the streets are closed to allow you to enjoy the food and festivities of the evening. We will again be featuring our “Elf on a Shelf,” which is a great gift for parents and grandparents to pick up for their little guys. Our live “elf” will be here for pictures. We’re looking forward to seeing you! Happy shopping!

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ity Random Acts of Flowers (RAF) expands around the country, the original branch in Knoxville, Tennessee, continues to serve as the flagship example of how RAF’s mission can positively impact its surrounding communities. With branches opening in Pinellas County, Florida, and Greeneville, Tennessee, in the coming months, Random Acts of Flowers Knoxville is also experiencing its own changes. As many know, founder, Larsen Jay, transitioned from the Executive Director to the CEO of the organization in July to focus on spreading the uplifting mission of Random Acts of Flowers to a national audience. With that exciting news, an individual was needed to build on the success of the organization and to open a new chapter of joy and happiness to those in the Knoxville community. That new chapter in the history of Random Acts of Flowers

Knoxville begins this month as Lynda Evans is announced as the new Executive Director of the Knoxville operations. “This organization has touched a chord in the psyche of humanity with a very simple message and mission,” said Lynda. “Every time I walked into the Random Acts of Flowers facility and smelled those flowers and heard the stories of how this organization has touched people’s lives, my heart told me that this was what I should be doing.” “Lynda’s passion for the RAF mission is infectious,” said Larsen. “We are all very confident that her professional experience coupled with her dynamic personality will help RAF Knoxville continue to flourish in the years ahead.” When asked what her goal was as the new Executive Director of Random Acts of Flowers Knoxville, Lynda’s reply was simple,

“More flowers for more people.” Prior to Random Acts of Flowers Knoxville, Lynda was head of Business Development at High Resolutions, Inc. and Director of Development & Visual Arts Liaison for the Dogwood Arts Festival. She holds a Masters of Theology from the Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary as well as a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. “On behalf of the Random Acts of Flowers Knoxville staff and Knoxville Advisory Board, I’m thrilled to welcome Lynda to the Random Acts of Flowers family,” said Larsen. “We are confident that the charity will not miss a beat during this transition and look forward to the great things that Lynda has in store for the East Tennessee community.” If you would like to make a donation or volunteer at Random Acts of Flowers Knoxville, call 865.633.9082 or visit www. November 2013 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE



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Experience Just For You - The Stockroom It's been one full year since Just For You The Stockroom opened its doors. And what a year it has been! First, we must say thanks to all of you who have discovered us in our little corner of West Knoxville. We wouldn’t have lasted without you, your incredible enthusiasm and support. We are excited about our future, and we hope you are too. Now… for those of you who have yet to have the JFY experience, you’re probably asking, “What’s so special?” Well…we'll just go ahead and tell ya! • Be “The Unique Gifter” – Whether for birthday, holiday or “just because,” Just For You has a plethora of gift items you won't see anywhere else around town. We specialize in clothing and accessories that make an individual smile and feel good about herself. If you have an inkling as to what someone likes, wants or needs, we can help you find something special for that special someone. • Come see us for an exceptional atmosphere – It’s a brighter, better Stockroom! We've added more lighting to our store, but without sacrificing the warm and inviting setting that’s become our trademark. Come by for a “getaway.” We provide a relaxing space to shop – a place with comfortable seating, free beverages, and personal attention – all the things you need to shop comfortably and successfully.

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Welcome your guests this Thanksgiving season with this five-piece kit that will transform any pumpkin or gourd into a unique centerpiece! Available for $39 at Ironic, 5054 Kingston Pike in Knoxville, 865.588.3131,


Are you accessorized for the season? A great collection of fabulous accents to dress your home and table for the upcoming holidays are available at The Town Framery & Gifts, 12814 Kingston Pike in Farragut, 865.671.6627,


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Did you know that the average nighttime temperature in East Tennessee is only 36º in November? So, what’s my point? Well, try to remember back 12 months ago when you were navigating in your bathroom, stepping from throw rug to throw rug while you attempted to avoid your ice cold ceramic tile floors. Do you remember turning on the hot water at your sink and waiting for it to turn from ice cold, to tepid, to luke warm, to warm, to finally hot? Do you remember waiting for minutes as the water in your shower gradually turned warm, wondering if family members, who may have already showered, used up all of the hot water? Or did you cut your hot shower short so as not to exhaust the limited supply of hot water for the next person? That’s reality for the majority of Knoxville area families every winter morning, and it only gets worse as nighttime temperatures dip even further in December, January, and February. Well, you can change your forecast from ice cold morning showers to endless hot morning showers by simply calling me today. You see, your home, like most other homes in your area, heat water using decades-old technology. Every home has a limited amount of hot water available before it is exhausted. Thanks to new and affordable technology, your home can be equipped with a state-of-the-art tankless water heater that not only provides hot water on demand, but is also a source of unlimited hot water that you simply cannot exhaust. Because you only heat the water you use, there’s no need to heat and re-heat your home’s hot water in your old-fashioned water heater while it waits to be consumed. Tankless hot water heaters also help reduce excess water consumption and sewage charges that result from this excess consumption – water that was wasted waiting for water to heat up. You can change your winter morning shower forecasts today by calling me at 865-609-6080. Clean, professional, and on-time plumbing. My Plumber, Inc.

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There are two things you can count on at a house warming party: curious guests who are just dying to see your new home and the inevitable question, “Now that you’ve moved in, what would you change?” While it might seem a bit disconcerting, it’s merely a question that most existing homeowners can relate to. Proud as they are of their new home, owners that use cookie cutter plans without considering their daily lifestyle and possible changes in the future usually have a short, and sometimes long, list of adjustments they would make if they could start over. Most of us can’t visualize room flow, lighting, or step distance on paper, not to mention the things that are forgotten about during the building phase such as media components and sound barriers. First and most importantly, compile a detailed list of what you want to build. Don’t focus on the size but what rooms you’ll need and how you’ll use them. Think in terms of who (and how many) will use the room and the furniture you envision in the room. Eliminate all the things you think you should add because “every house has them” but you’ll never use. Formal living rooms, dining rooms, and large bathtubs frequently fall into this category. Start making detailed lists of things you need, like, and dislike. Start a pictorial collection of features you might like to include in your home. Even think about any large furnishings you intend to use or purchase. A custom built home should be a reflection of the family that will live in it, so Luxe Homes & Design begins each job with a twofold objective: interpret the clients’ needs and desires and creatively incorporate them into a pleasing and functional structure. Since most people have only a vague idea of what they want in a home, Jenny Blalock, Builder/Designer, will identify valuable information about your lifestyle and tastes and transform them into your dream

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Against All Odds With the Thanksgiving season upon us, my wife Christina and I wanted to do something different for this month’s article. Bear with me while I give you a little background during the last five years. I was working as a restaurant manager, and my wife was home raising our three children. I had worked every holiday and most weekends for years, while Christina and the kids did outings alone for the most part. We were both ready for a change. When we started this company in fall

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But selling gently used furniture, art, and home décor items is not without its challenges. One of our principle objectives at Consign To Design is to assist our customers in visualizing

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November in the Garden November is here! I know

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Are You Fully Enjoying Your Home’s Outdoor Living Spaces? If your home isn’t equipped with retractable screens, the answer is likely no. Why? Because flying and biting insects are probably keeping you indoors. But here’s a solution. While homeowners across the country are increasingly creating popular outdoor “rooms” such as porches and lanais with kitchens complete with large, permanently-installed grills, refrigerators and work areas, luxurious fireplaces, beautiful lighting, and even artwork specially made to be weather-proof, flying and biting insects often keep homeowners from using their new outdoor spaces. Retractable screens provide the perfect answer to these problems. By combining indoor and outdoor spaces, these innovative screen solutions enhance and promote our outdoor living experience. They provide shade and allow people to extend the time that they, family, and friends spend on patios while keeping annoying, biting insects at bay. Large, motorized screens are a perfect example of how to blend function with comfort. These screens can be recessed into the beams or walls of a building, thereby staying truly hidden when fully retracted. The best part about using retractable screens is that these screening solutions don’t diminish the views or your home’s esthetics, as the screens are in place only when needed. For the ultimate in elegance, some of the retractable screen solutions can be blended into virtually any architectural style. These retractable screens are available in different custom colors and wood grain finishes that help merge the screens with your interior or exterior color schemes. The screens can also be programmed to come down and retract with sun and wind sensors and be connected to the general building automation system to have the screens come down at a specific time of day when extra shade or insect protection is called for. For more information about retractable screen options, visit Screens of East Tennessee 865.919.1615

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By Joan Markel

Knoxville in the Civil War 1863 was the most significant year for Knoxville’s Civil War experience both in terms of military activity and social upheaval.

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recently available for families to immortalize their loved ones, the vogue of cartes de visites studio portraits treating officers as celebrities by collecting and saving their images, the detailed and still accurate official army maps, illustrated newspaper and periodical articles, lithographs from books, 150 years have passed since the and graphic art prints of important battles, sudden conversion of power in Knoxville which somewhat later came into fashion. from Confederate to Federal control, Knoxville in the Civil War brings all of these prompting the challenge by Confederates to diverse formats together in a single volume. retake what had been lost, which culminated The most difficult part about writing a in the Siege of Knoxville and the Battle of book like Knoxville in the Civil War is not Fort Sanders on November 29, 1863. All of us finding material, but organizing mateworking for the Civil War Sesquicentennial rial. Factoring in chronology, geography, Commemoration have military movements, and strived to make the complex civilian issues, then fitting story of Knoxville’s ordeal the local story into the larger accessible to a wide, general scheme of the war, proved to audience locally and nationbe the toughest challenge. ally by highlighting the events Once I worked out the topof 1863 within the larger ics and sequence, selecting context of four years of an allthe images and writing the American town at war with introductions and captions itself. Knoxville was a funcmoved ahead, eventually tioning community which, reaching 210 images and though battered, remained 18,000 words. intact throughout the whole I decided to begin with the war. The treasure chest of Battle of Fort Sanders. This images of East Tennessee peosavage encounter had all the Joan Markel ple and places overwhelmed elements of a great tragedy – by a military presence is truly unique. brave troops on sides, superb engineering, East Tennessee’s multi-faceted Civil tactical innovations, and a decisive victory/ War story was admirably covered in defeat. Next I considered the details of the Divided Loyalties by Digby Seymour in fortifications, many still surviving, which 1963. Recently two fine academic analyses, saved the town. I then placed the armies Lincolnites and Rebels by Tracy McKenzie that met here into their context in the larger in 2006 and The Knoxville Campaign by war. The interaction between the military Earl Hess in 2012, have been published. and civilians, first under the Confederacy However, the wealth of illustrations, many and then under the Federals, went on the known in 1963 and many others which have four full years of the war; the soldiers, the come to light since, had never been compiled buildings of the town of the 1860s, and the in one place. We are fortunate to have the faces of the townsfolk who endured the conphotographs ordered in 1864 by Orlando Poe flict are also preserved in the diverse images of the fortified landscape and key military created at the time. Finally, it is fascinatpersonnel, the civilian portraits only then ing to see how Knoxville has managed to Photographs courtesy of East Tennessee History Center


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Knoxville Civil Air Patrol, Composite Squadron 1 The Civil Air Patrol might well be the best kept secret in youth programming r i g i n a lly a

group of patriots who volunteered to use their personal aircraft to patrol our coastlines against aggressors in World War II, it became an official organization on Dec 1, 1941. Initially focusing on locating German U-boats (it found 173, dropped bombs on 57, hit 10, and sank two), it has changed in its emphasis through the years to its current complement of missions as the Official Auxiliary to the United States Air Force. We are blessed to have two Squadrons of CAP in the Knoxville area providing Emergency Services (Search and Rescue, disaster relief ), Aerospace Education, and Cadet Programs. It is this last one that is such an amazing asset within our communities but has for the most part gone unnoticed. The Civil Air Patrol has an active program for youth aged 12-18. The program is sanctioned and overseen by the Air Force but does not require any commitment at all or even long-term desire to participate in aerospace careers. The components of the Cadet program include Leadership Education, 56


Physical Fitness, and Aerospace Education. Cadets have opportunities to fly and learn in CAP aircraft under the supervision and mentoring of CAP certified pilots. They learn military customs and courtesies such as marching, wear of a uniform, and respect of others. Depending on the unit they may camp, learn survival and search and rescue skills, study on flight simulators, and many other activities. CAP also provides more intensive training environments such as summer encampments and National Cadet Special Activities. Two of the members of TN-008 Squadron (The Black Knights) spent two weeks this summer in Oshkosh, WI, at the EAA Venture air show. They not only got to meet exceptional pilots, including some heroes in the aerospace field, but they worked the show! They helped marshal aircraft as they moved to and from runways and helped locate errant locator beacons, which would activate on rough landings or through other inadvertent means. While these two were gone, cadets from TN-008 and TN-148, the two Knoxville squadrons, went to the Lost Sea and spent the night doing their extreme caving crawls. Similar in many ways to a scouting or JROTC program, CAP has the added

dimension of having a real world mission. Training is based on Air Force and FEMA guidelines, resulting in real world certifications and availability (at the parents’ discretion) to participate in actual missions. Members of the Black Knights had the opportunity to help with disaster relief efforts during the Greenville, TN, tornados (earning a Presidential Disaster Relief Ribbon) as well as helping with the Red Cross efforts during a severe storm at Cades Cove. While not trying to draw youth from other excellent programs, CAP is directly synergistic with JROTC programs in high school and is open to boys and girls starting at age 12. The senior leaders are extensively background checked by the FBI and are all dedicated to helping this next generation grow up with the values inherent in the Armed Forces of our United States. For more information on the Civil Air Patrol, visit For specific information on the TN Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, visit www.TNCAP.US, then go to the TN Unit Sites on the left, and find us at Knoxville Composite Squardon 1. We’d love for you to visit us for a weekly meeting at 6:30 at the Fort Hill Baptist Church located at 2335 Sevier Avenue in Knoxville.

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Fulbright Scholar Grant Recipient Wanda Costen’s career has taken her many places – most recently to Jamaica, as she’s been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant for the 2013-14 academic year. She’s currently living in Jamaica, researching gender inequality in the hospitality industry. “Being awarded the prestigious Fulbright is an incredible honor,” said Wanda, an associate professor of retail, hospitality, and tourism management at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. “When I began the proposal process in August 2012, I hoped, but really couldn’t imagine, that I would develop a study that would be worthy of such a prominent award. Receiving the Fulbright will significantly enrich and enhance my academic career and provide me the opportunity to potentially impact the status of women in a key industry of this developing country. This study exemplifies the kind of research I had hoped to conduct when I completed my sociology doctoral program in 2001, and I am most grateful for this unique opportunity.” Wanda joined UTK in 2005 as an assistant professor. She earned tenure and was

promoted to associate professor in 2010. Before becoming a professor, she worked for 10 years in business management, including working as HR director for the western region of the business services segment of ARAMARK Services, Inc. “It was here that I was exposed to the hospitality industry,” she said. “In my role as HRD, I was responsible for recruiting management talent for the region. It was my engagement with hospitality education programs that provided me the opportunity to teach full-time in this field while simultaneously pursuing my doctorate.” Wanda holds a bachelor’s degree in life sciences from the United States Military Academy (West Point), an executive MBA from Pepperdine University, and a Ph.D. in sociology from Washington State University. “By far the best aspect of my vocation is the opportunity to engage with young people and help them develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to be successful in the hospitality and tourism industry,” she said. “I have very rigorous academic standards in my courses, which challenge students to develop

Traveling for the Holidays? Your travel plans are made, airline tickets purchased, schedules coordinated, but wait, have you made arrangements for your family’s dog? Assuring a happy holiday for the four-legged kids will help assure a peaceful time for the entire family. Here are tips to consider when leaving the family pet behind. Trial run: Tour the kennel. It should look comfortable and cozy, smell fresh, and be clean. Most of the dogs should be anxious to meet the kennel staff. Remember that the barking you may observe is because you’re a stranger in that kennel. The barking is not a constant occurrence. Observe the kennel staff. Are they friendly with the dogs? Consider a couple days of daycare if your dog has never boarded before. Don’t indulge your pet: Don’t over-

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critical thinking and problem solving skills that they will hopefully use to enhance the quality and effectiveness of hospitality and tourism organizations. Secondarily, I enjoy using sociological theories and frameworks to explore/study human resources issues.” In Jamaica, Wanda is teaching at the University of the West Indies at Mona, mentoring doctoral students, planning an academic conference on tourism, and conducting studies to fulfill her grant. She plans to write a book after her experience. “The greatest challenge I anticipate is access to resorts here on the island,” said Wanda. “Even in the U.S., many hospitality organizations are often not particularly open to working with researchers/academics. It’s imperative I’m able to illustrate the value the leaders and managers will gain from the data collected in the study and ensure they are aware that the identity of each resort and each participant will be protected.”

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Christmas in the City Christmas in the City is an annual celebration in Knoxville that includes two months of events, parades, ice skating, and more! The festivities begin on November 1 and continue through New Year’s Eve.




he Regal Celebration of Lights, presented by Regal Entertainment Corporation, kicks off the Christmas in the City festivities. The lighting of the 38-foot-tall Christmas Tree will take place on Friday, November 29, at 6:15 pm in Krutch Park Extension. Free activities include pictures with Santa Claus, face painting, balloon art, train rides, and marshmallow roasting. Additionally, the city is asking dozens of businesses and organizations to turn on the hundreds of brightly lit rooftop Christmas trees adorning buildings downtown and across the city at 6:15 pm. “Up on the Rooftops” began in 1995 with 11 lit trees and has grown to include more than 400 trees. After the lighting of the Christmas tree, the WDVX Holiday Ho-Ho-Hoedown will begin on Market Square at 6:30 pm. There will be performances by Freddy Smith and his Christmas Chicken, Step Above Dance School, and the Streamliners String Orchestra.

Knoxville’s Holidays On Ice, presented by Home Federal Bank, opens on Friday, November 29, at 10 am and will remain open, rain or shine, through January 5, 2014. (It will be closed Christmas day.) Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children 12 years old and younger and includes skate rental. For more information about hours and rates, visit On Friday, December 6, the WIVK and Advanced Office Systems Christmas Parade will parade down Gay Street and Jackson Avenue in downtown Knoxville beginning at 7 pm. One of Knoxville’s favorite Christmas activities, the parade will consist of decorated Photographs provided by City of Knoxville

vehicles and floats, marching bands, dancers, and a special appearance from Santa Claus himself! On Friday, December 13, from 6 to 9 pm, visit a winter wonderland at Chilhowee Park, and see a forest of lighted trees floating on the lake. Come and listen to live performances of Christmas carols, take free pictures with Santa Claus, enjoy hot cocoa, face painting, train rides, and marshmallow roasting for children of all ages. Make a gingerbread house with the Austin East Culinary Arts Department. Feel free to take a nightly self-guided tour through the park from November 29 through January 1.

The city will be hosting a “Window Wonderland” window decorating contest for downtown businesses to coincide with this year’s theme of “A White Christmas in Knoxville.” Downtown businesses will have decorated window displays that the public will vote on from November 29 through December 14. Voting will take place on the City of Knoxville Office of Special Event’s Facebook page. Those who are interested can view the participating businesses in a flyer that will be distributed throughout downtown. Get your second edition of the commemorative Christmas in the City ornament. This limited edition souvenir will be available at Tea & Treasures, located on Martin Mill Pike in South Knoxville. The ornaments portray Market Square and Holidays on Ice during the holiday season. Ring in the New Year on Market Square, and watch the ball drop at midnight. Celebrate the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014. Holidays on Ice will remain open until after midnight, and the bars and restaurants downtown will be open, with some offering live music. To view all of the events that will be held throughout Knoxville during Christmas in the City, visit www. November 2013 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE



You are invited to

the 16th annual

Breazeale Clinic Holiday Bash Grab some delicious deals (and some munchies and beverages, too!)

November 15, 5:30 - 8:00pm

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$400 for one syringe of Juvéderm and each consecutive syringe is $250

$1600 for a Pelléve package $89 for a 5ml box of Latisse (max 3 per person)

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People have a variety of reasons for consid-

ering plastic surgery. It may be loose skin due to childbirth, a lack of development, or the affects of gravity. The bottom line is it’s all about personal choices. But be informed and choose wisely. At The Breazeale Clinic, the saying is “because appearance matters, experience matters.” With more than 16 years of experience, Dr. Ed Breazeale has helped East Tennessee and areas beyond achieve their personal beauty goals. Making the choice to enhance your appearance isn’t hard when you consider Dr. Breazeale’s extensive list of qualifications. Dr. Breazeale is Board Certified and a member of the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons), MOC (Maintenance of Certification), and FACS. You are invited to our 16th Annual Breazeale Clinic Holiday Bash on November 15th from 5:30-8:30pm. Grab some delicious deals (and munchies and beverages, too!)

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November 13 ∙ 8 pm ThompsoN-boliNg AreNA The Eagles – Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit – will perform classics spanning their career, including some that have never been performed live, as well as songs featured in History of the Eagles, the band’s acclaimed documentary that provides an unprecedented and intimate look into the history of the band and the legacy of its music. The Eagles have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, 62


earning five #1 U.S. singles and six GRAMMY® Awards. Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is the best-selling album of all time, exceeding sales of 29 million units. The band’s Hotel California and Their Greatest Hits Volume 2 have sold more than 16 and 11 million albums respectively. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. For more information, visit www.

$1600 for a Pelléve Package $89 for a 5ml Box of Latisse (max 3 per person) $400 for One Syringe of Juvéderm and Each Consecutive Syringe is $250

We now have VECTRA Imaging so you can find your perfect fit. Complimentary imaging and $300 off Breast Augmentation until the end of January 2014. *Services purchased need to be used before March 2014.

Dr. Breazeale provides breast augmentations, tummy tucks, facelifts, arm lifts, brow lifts, neck lifts, liposuction, Botox Cosmetic, Juvéderm, waxing, laser treatments, and full-service skin care. The clinic’s website,, contains information on the full list of services available, including before and after photos and a plethora of information on plastic surgery. For more information, call 865-342-0300 or visit

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Come Holiday Shop at elle Boutique Special thanks first of all for helping make our new Cherokee Plaza location such a huge success. Your words of encouragement are most inspiring. If you haven’t visited our new location, the fastapproaching holidays prove the perfect opportunity. We have a wide assortment of great gift items, including scarves, Aspen Bay and Rewined candles, Stephanie Johnson makeup bags, TANO & JJ Winters purses, jewelry, gift cards, and more! We’re really excited to show you the most amazing holiday dresses that are arriving

just in time for all of those holiday parties, featuring your favorite designer brands, including Trina Turk, Alice and Trixie, Amanda Uprichard, and BCBG. Come in and enjoy the personal attention you deserve while selecting the perfect holiday gifts and outfits for friends, family, loved ones, and, of course, yourself this holiday season. We can also gift wrap your holiday items. Visit us at 5508 Kingston Pike, Suite 130 in Knoxville or online at We look forward to seeing you.

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A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland he magic of the Christmas season comes to Gaylord Opryland Resort November 15 through January 1, 2014. Find more than two million twinkling lights, horse-drawn carriage rides, acres of stunning decorations, and ICE! featuring Frosty the Snowman. Gaylord Opryland offers some of the most distinctive holiday entertainment you can imagine! ICE! Featuring Frosty the Snowman

Gaylord Opryland’s signature holiday event is back and better than ever. The awe-inspiring ICE! attraction, carved from two million pounds of ice, returns with an all-new theme featuring Frosty the Snowman. Join Frosty and his friends on their quest to the North Pole in a colorfully frozen retelling of this original Christmas classic! Favorite scenes come to life in more than two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures and slides. This all-new attraction is an interactive bonus ice area that transports families to the iconic holiday sights and sounds of New York City. Your awe-inspiring adventure concludes with the wonder and majesty of a full nativity of stunning, crystal clear ice.  

Radio City Christmas Spectacular Starring the Rockettes

Fill your heart with Christmas as the world-famous Radio City Rockettes bring their legendary eye-high kicks and a cast and crew of more than 100 to Nashville in America’s number one holiday show, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular! Seen by 70 million people during the last 86 years, the Spectacular wonderfully appeals to the entire family. Performances will be held at the Grand Ole Opry House November 16 through December 24.



Lorrie Morgan’s Enchanted Christmas Dinner & Show

Share the wonder and warmth of a downhome Christmas with country music superstar and Grand Ole Opry member Lorrie Morgan. Join Lorrie and her family of musicians for an enchanting journey through Christmases past and present, featuring songs from Lorrie’s popular “Merry Christmas from London” album along with the many hits of her platinum-selling, 16-album career. Performances will be held in the Delta A Ballroom November 18-23 and in the Tennessee Ballroom November 27 through December 25.

Christmassy DreamWorks Experience

Join Shrek, Princess Fiona, and Puss in Boots for a scrumptious holiday ShrekFeast, and become an honorary ogre. Meet the whole DreamWorks Animation gang during Holiday Meet & Greets. Have sticky fun creating a gingerbread masterpiece with Gingy and much more!

DreamWorks Character Holiday Meet & Greets November 15 – December 30

The DreamWorks gang is all here, and you can meet them all! Stroll through Shrek’s swamp for a face-to-face encounter with the green ogre himself, explore the island of Madagascar, discover China’s ancient Valley of Peace where Po, The Kung Fu Panda, has become a true kung fu master, and greet Gingy in a giant gingerbread house.

Gingy’s Gingerbread Decorating

November 15 – January 1, 2014 This fun, sticky, interactive decorating tradition just got a whole lot sweeter! Hosted by Gingy, the most famous of all gingerbread men, you can choose a delectable gingerbread creation to decorate – a cookie family, house, or snowman cookie. After you’ve decorated, meet Gingy for a heartwarming hug that you can capture with your own camera.

ShrekFeast Interactive Meal November 16 – December 31

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Become an honorary Ogre and join Shrek, Princess Fiona, and Puss in Boots for a fairytale feast fit for a king with tableside hugs and photos. Discover a Magic Fountain bubbling over with delicious chocolate potions and Shrek-shaped waffles with syrup whilst solving riddles and puzzles on your quest to become an honorary Ogre or Ogress.

DreamWorks All-Star Adventure Scavenger Hunt

The whole family will enjoy searching throughout our spectacular indoor gardens on this fun, interactive scavenger hunt. Follow the clues, look high and low, and everywhere in between, to solve the puzzle! Don’t miss everything there is to see and do at Gaylord Opryland Resort during A Country Christmas! Other events and activities include “A Not So Silent Night” concert series, Canvas for a Cause: American Icons Give Back, Brightest Star Fountain Show, Holly Jolly Town Square, Treasures for the Holidays, outdoor nativity display, carriage rides, and photos with Santa. For more information, visit


Gray Family Affiliates Doing Business as Massage Envy Spa at Northshore Opens The Clinic Co-Owner, Jill Parker, brings a wealth of experience in the healthcare field, having operated multiple oncology clinics in the greater Houston area before moving to Knoxville. Her passion for the clients that the clinic will serve is unparalleled. The Assistant Clinic Administrator,

Chris Barbour, has an extensive sales background, having worked mainly in the medical sales field. He developed a caring desire for the patients he worked with during this time that will carry over to the Massage Envy Spa at Northshore clients. Our Director of Clinical Services, Kelly Genna, LMT brings 20 years of massage experience to the G.F.A. family. Kelly has been both a massage therapist and an instructor, teaching students and preparing them for the world of massage.

The Massage Envy Spa at Northshore will be the largest clinic of its kind in the state of Tennessee, offering multiple therapeutic modalities as well as being an exclusive provider of Murad facial products. Dr. Howard Murad is a board-certified dermatologist and holder of 18 dermatology-related patents. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD). His work in the field of dermatology is truly unmatched.

The family atmosphere is their foundation for all they do and will be immediately apparent to those who walk through the clinic doors. The clinic is independently owned and operated by Gray Family Affiliates. This group, comprised of owners Bob and Pam Gray, Jill Parker, and Jennifer Vonderheide, truly have a passion for this industry. They have set expectations for both themselves and the staff at the clinic to customize each



1-Hour Introductory Massage Session

and every visit for the client or guest. The family atmosphere is their foundation for all they do and will be immediately apparent to those who walk through the clinic doors. G.F.A. fully expects their clients and guests to receive the very best in therapeutic care and relaxation.

Among the services offered are: • Murad facials • Hot Stone Envy • Sugar Foot scrub • Aromatherapy • Therapeutic massage (15 different modalities) The Gray family looks forward to serving the greater Knoxville area in all that they do! We hope you will come and visit us for all your therapeutic needs.

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Cades Cove is a broad, verdant valley surrounded by mountains and is one of the most popular destinations in the Great Smokies. It offers some of the best opportunities for wildlife viewing in the park. Large numbers of white-tailed deer are frequently seen, and sightings of black bear, coyote, groundhog, turkey, raccoon, skunk, and other animals are also possible. he valley has a rich history. For hundreds of years, Cherokee Indians hunted in Cades Cove, but archeologists have found no evidence of major settlements. The first Europeans settled in the cove sometime between 1818 and 1821. By 1830, the population of the area had already swelled to 271. Cades Cove offers the widest variety of historic buildings of any area in the national park. Scattered along the loop road are three churches, a working grist mill, barns, log houses, and many other faithfully restored 18th and 19th century structures. An inexpensive self-guiding tour booklet available at the entrance to the road provides in-depth information about the buildings and the people who built and used them. An 11-mile, one-way loop road circles the cove, offering motorists the opportunity to sightsee at a leisurely pace. Allow at least two to four hours to tour Cades Cove or longer if you walk some of the area's trails. Traffic is 66


heavy during the tourist season in summer and fall and on weekends year-round. While driving the loop road, please be courteous to other visitors and use pullouts when stopping to enjoy the scenery or view wildlife. A visitor center (open daily), restrooms, and the Cable Mill historic area are located halfway around the loop road. Numerous trails originate in the cove, including the five-mile roundtrip trail to Abrams Falls and the short Cades Cove Nature Trail. Longer hikes to Thunderhead Mountain and Rocky Top (made famous by the popular song) also begin in the cove. Several designated backcountry campsites (camping by permit only) are located along trails. Only bicycle and foot traffic are allowed on the loop road until 10 am every Saturday and Wednesday morning from early May until late September. Otherwise the road is open to motor vehicles from sunrise until sunset daily, weather permitting. A campground with 159 sites is open yearround in Cades Cove. Tents and RVs up to 35 feet can be accommodated in the campground.

Historical Structures in Cades Cove

Cades Cove is an isolated valley located in the Tennessee section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The valley was home to numerous settlers before the formation of the national park. Today Cades Cove, the single most popular destination for visitors to the park, attracts more than two million visitors a year because if its well-preserved homesteads, scenic mountain views, and abundant display of wildlife. The Cades Cove Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Park Service currently maintains several buildings in Cades Cove that are representative of pioneer life in the 19th century Appalachia. By the time the cove was incorporated into the park, most residents lived in relatively modern frame houses rather than the log cabins that predominate among the buildings preserved in the cove. Above photo by Anthony Chavez


The following are listed in the order they are approached along the Cades Cove Loop Road: 1839 who had broken off from the main church due to the debate over missions, which Cades Cove Baptists didn't consider authorized by scripture.

5. The Myers Barn

Constructed in 1920. The Myers Barn is a more modern looking hay barn located along the trail to the Elijah Oliver Place.

1. The John Oliver Cabin

Constructed c. 1822-1823 by the cove's first permanent European settlers. The Olivers spent the winter of 1818-1819 in an abandoned Cherokee hut and built a crude structure the following year. The Oliver Cabin was built as a replacement for this first crude structure, which was located a few meters behind the cabin.

2. The Primitive Baptist Church

Constructed in 1887. The church was organized as the Cades Cove Baptist Church in 1827 and renamed "Primitive Baptist" after the Anti-missions Split in 1841. The Olivers and Russell Gregory are buried in its cemetery.

3. The Cades Cove Methodist Church

Constructed in 1902. Methodists were active in the cove as early as the 1820s and built their first meeting house in 1840.

Current building constructed in 19151916. The church was formed from a small faction of Cades Cove Baptists in

Built by Peter Cable in the 1840s and acquired by Dan Lawson (1827-1905) after he married Cable's daughter, Mary Jane. Lawson was the cove's wealthiest resident. The homestead includes a cabin (still called the Peter Cable cabin), a smokehouse, a chicken coop, and a hay barn.

6. The Elijah Oliver Place

Constructed in 1866. Elijah Oliver (18291905) was the son of John and Lucretia Oliver. His original farm was destroyed during the U.S. Civil War by Confederate marauders. The homestead includes a dog-trot cabin, a chicken coop, a corn crib, and a crude stable.

7. The John Cable Grist Mill

Constructed in 1868. John P. Cable (1819-1891), a nephew of Peter Cable, had to construct a series of elaborate diversions along Mill Creek and Forge Creek to get enough water power for the mill's characteristic overshot wheel.

8. The Becky Cable House

Constructed in 1879. This building, adjacent to the Cable Mill, was initially used by Leason Gregg as a general store. In 1887, he sold it to John Cable's spinster daughter, Rebecca Cable (1844-1940). A Cable family tradition says that Rebecca never forgave her father and refused to marry after her father broke off one of her childhood romances. Various buildings have been moved from elsewhere in the cove and placed near the Cable Mill, including a barn, a carriage house, a chicken coop, a molasses still, a sorghum press, and a replica of a blacksmith shop.

9. The Henry Whitehead Cabin

4. The Cades Cove Missionary Baptist Church

10. The Dan Lawson Place

Constructed in 1895-1896. This cabin, located on Forge Creek Road near Chestnut Flats, was built by Matilda "Aunt Tildy" Shields and her second husband, Henry Whitehead (1851-1914). Sheilds' sons from her first marriage were prominent figures in the cove's moonshine trade.

The Missionary Baptist Church, The Cantilever Barn and The Carter Shields Cabin photos by Billy Hathorn The John Oliver Cabin photo by Brian Stansberry

11. The Tipton Place

Built in the 1880s by the descendents of Revolutionary War veteran William "Fighting Billy" Tipton. The paneling on the house was a later addition. Along with the cabin, the homestead includes a carriage house, a smokehouse, a woodshed, and the often-photographed double-cantilever barn.

12. The Carter Shields Cabin

A rustic log cabin built in the 1880s.

For more information about Cades Cove, visit cadescove.htm.




November Events THINGS TO DO








Nov. 1: First Friday on Market Square, Gay Street, The Old City, and Downtown North beginning at 5 pm.

Nov. 8: Florida Georgia Line with special guests Colt Ford and Tyler Farr at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum at 7:30 pm.

Nov. 16: "The Battle of Campbell Station"

Nov. 1: Earth, Wind and Fire “Now, Then & Forever” Tour at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.

Nov. 8: The Black Cadillacs at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

Nov. 16-17: Broadway at the Tennessee:

Nov. 1-3, 6-8 & 10: CTRL+ALT+DELETE at the Clarence Brown Lab Theatre. Nov. 1-3 & 6-8 at 7:30 pm and Nov. 10 at 2 & 7:30 pm.

Nov. 9: UT Football vs. Auburn at Neyland Stadium.

Nov. 2: Market Square Farmers’ Market

Bijou Theatre at 7:30 pm.

featuring products made or grown in East Tennessee. Saturdays, Nov. 2, 9, 16 & 23 from 9 am to 2 pm and Wednesdays, Nov. 6, 13 & 20 from 11 am to 2 pm.

Nov. 2: An Evening with Elizabeth Gilbert

Nov. 9: Knoxville Choral Society at the Nov. 10: Buddy’s Race Against Cancer at World’s Fair Park at 12:30 pm. 5K run and walk benefiting programs at Thompson Center Survival Center.

at the Tennessee Theatre at 7 pm.

Nov. 10: Steve Vai at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

Nov. 3: East Tennessee Chili Cook-Off at

Nov. 11: Veterans Day.

World’s Fair Park from 7 am to 7 pm.

Nov. 3: KSO Chamber Orchestra presents

Nov. 11: Knoxville Symphony Youth

Civil War Lecture at Farragut Town Hall at 2 pm. Free! Elf the Musical at the Tennessee Theatre. Nov. 16 at 2 & 7:30 pm and Nov. 17 at 1 & 6:30 pm.

Nov. 19: Mountainfilm on Tour at the Bijou Theatre at 7:30 pm.

Nov. 22: Erick Baker at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.

Nov. 22: WDVX World Class Bluegrass

featuring The Boxcars and The Grascals at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

Nov. 23: St. Jude Give Thanks Walk at the

Knoxville Zoo at 9 am. For more information or to register, visit

Orchestra Fall Concert at the Tennessee Theatre at 7 pm.

Nov. 23: UT Football vs. Vanderbilt at

Nov. 3: Barenaked Ladies at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.

Nov. 13: The Eagles at Thompson-Boling

Nov. 4: Mighty Musical Monday with Edie Yeager and Tracy Ward at the Tennessee Theatre at noon. Free!

Nov. 14: Straight No Chaser at the

Nov. 27-30: A Christmas Carol at the Clarence Brown Theatre at 7:30 pm, with more performances in December.

Nov. 6: Cyndi Lauper “She’s So Unusual”

Orchestra: All Mozart with Lara St. John at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 pm.

Autumn in Italy at the Bijou Theatre at 2:30 pm.

Tour at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.

Nov. 6: Galactic at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. Nov. 6: Joe Bonamassa at the Knoxville Auditorium at 8 pm. Nov. 8: UT Homecoming Parade at Circle Park on the UT campus at 4 pm. All are welcome!



Arena at 8 pm.

Neyland Stadium.

Knoxville Auditorium at 7:30 pm.

Nov. 28: Thanksgiving.

Nov. 14-15: Knoxville Symphony

Nov. 29: Regal Celebration of Lights in

Nov. 15-17: Fine Craft Show presented by the Foothills Craft Guild at the Jacob Building in Chilhowee Park. Nov. 15 & 16 from 10 am to 6 pm and Nov. 17 from 11 am to 5 pm.

Nov. 29 - Jan. 5: Knoxville's Holidays On Ice in Market Square.

Nov. 15-17: The UT Opera Theatre

presents Rossini’s The Barber of Seville at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. Also, a matinee on Nov. 17 at 2:30 pm.

Krutch Park Extension at 6:15 pm. After the lighting of the Christmas tree, the WDVX Holiday Ho-Ho-Hoedown will begin in Market Square at 6:30 pm.

Nov. 30: Amos Lee “Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song” Tour at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.


CTRL+ALT+DELETE to Play in the Lab Theatre

Alex Ward, Paige Woodward, and Terry Weber in the Clarence Brown Theatre’s production of CTRL+ALT+DELETE


artists. We hope you enjoy the play and also enjoy the experience of witnessing the next generation of theatre professionals emerge.” With a dual mission to train the next generation of theatre artists and to provide top quality professional theatre, the Clarence Brown Theatre at the University of Tennessee Knoxville is one of only 12 academic LORT (League of Resident Theatre) institutions in the nation. Under the artistic direction of Calvin MacLean, the CBT season runs from August through May and features eight productions ranging from musicals to dramas. The remaining 2013-2014 season includes A Christmas Carol, The Whipping Man, The Trip to Bountiful, Wrens, and Spamalot. For more information or tickets, call the CBT box office at 865-974-5161 or visit Stay connected to the Clarence Brown Theatre on Facebook (Clarence Brown Theatre), follow them on Twitter (@ClarenceBrown), and view Clarence Brown videos on YouTube (Clarence Bro).

ddie Fisker is the dubious

mastermind of the “gizmo” – an all-in-one handheld device that revolutionizes communication. Sound familiar? Anthony Clarvoe’s CTRL+ALT+DELETE eavesdrops on the hot-wired world of highpressure scheming and the manipulation that accompanies a breakthrough in technology. The production runs now through November 10 in the Clarence Brown’s Lab Theatre. Very popular at the box office, several performances have already sold out. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $12 for non-UT students, and $5 for UT students with ID. “The play is a satire of the corporate marketplace,” said Director Terry Silver-Alford. “Pitting idealism against the harsh realities of the business world creates a suspenseful and telling tale about youthful dreams, ambition, disillusion, and greed in the often cutthroat corporate environment. What ultimately happens in the play offers a glimmer of hope that there is real humanity within the seemingly unforgiving competitive world of big business.” “This production is part of the Clarence Brown Theatre’s commitment to training,” said Calvin MacLean, UT Theatre Department Head and Clarence Brown Theatre Producing Artistic Director. “Our Lab Theatre productions are an important part of our mission to prepare the students in our Master of Fine Arts and undergraduate programs to take their place as theatre November 2013 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE



Appalachian Heritage Open for Business in the Smoky Mountains

inding a destination that allows you to experience the culture and heritage of the area and then take a piece of that home is often a challenge. But for one community in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, providing an authentic Appalachian experience is something that the locals strive for. “Today’s travelers are looking to connect with the places they visit, and by offering a wide variety of attractions where people can learn about our culture and heritage from those that live here, we are able to give people that insight into our Appalachian heritage,” said Tami Vater, Director of Tourism for the Blount Partnership.

Explore the Heritage of the Smokies The Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center offers firsthand experiences in the history of the area through an interactive and educational tour of the facility that showcases how the area has evolved from 5,000 B.C. to 1930 through Native American inhabitants to European settlers. Offering visitors a glimpse into 7,000 years of history, the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center demonstrates Native American and pioneer lifestyles through pottery, hunting, cosmology, medicine, music, games, and trade. The Heritage Center contains 11 historic outbuildings, two galleries featuring Native American and pioneer living, a Transportation Gallery displaying the evolution of the region’s travel, a 100-seat auditorium, and a 500-seat covered outside amphitheater offering a panoramic view of the Smoky Mountains. Headed by Colonel W.B. Townsend, for whom the town was later named, the Little River Railroad and Lumber Company brought new industry to the Townsend area and Blount County, providing new jobs and communication to the outside world. However, the railroad was stopped in 1938, after the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was developed. Yet, its legacy lives on through The Little River Railroad Museum – a non-profit organization that preserves the history of the railroad and lumber company as well as the town of Townsend. Tucked away in the foothills of the naturally majestic Smokies stands the oldest school in the state and one of Blount County’s historical treasures. Built two years before Tennessee became a state, the one-room log schoolhouse 70


is named for Sam Houston, a statesman and pioneer from East Tennessee. Visitors to the Sam Houston Schoolhouse can also see a number of reading materials from the 19th century, including books of the Iliad, which Houston used to educate himself. Tuckaleechee Caverns, which means “Peaceful Valley” in Cherokee, takes a onemile trip through the cool, damp cave. They file past formations that have been there for thousands of years. As visitors tour the quiet underground attraction, they can hear calcite dripping from the stalactites and look on in amazement at the formations jutting from the floor and ceiling of the cave.

Take Home a Piece of Appalachia From hand-crafted, timeless arts and crafts to antiques that take you back in time, the wide variety of galleries and shops in Blount County provide an opportunity to take home a piece of Appalachian heritage. “Just seeing the creations of local artisans and craftsmen really gives you a sense of what Appalachia and the Smokies was, is, and will continue to be,” said Tami. “True expression of the area beams from each piece of art or timeless antique you can find in Blount County galleries and shops. Visitors have the opportunity to take some of the Appalachia home as a reminder of their visit to an area full of history and unique talent and rich in natural beauty throughout the year.” Wood-N-Strings Dulcimer Shop – a unique Appalachian instrument shop located at 7645 East Lamar Alexander Parkway in Townsend – showcases custom-made dulcimers visitors

Mike Clemmer of Wood-N-Strings Dulcimer Shop in Townsend, Tennessee, plays one of the instruments he fabricates in his on-site shop and store.

can admire and buy. The owner and craftsman, Mike Clemmer, sells mountain and hammer dulcimers, bowed psalteries, Celtic harps, and Rain Song graphite guitars as well as other acoustic instruments and musical items. Not only can you buy the instruments at WoodN-Strings, but you can enjoy a bluegrass jam session on a porch overlooking a river. The Townsend Artisan Gallery, located at 7843 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway in Townsend, has an abundant collection of East Tennessee art. The gallery features artisans’ work, including fiber art, jewelry, oil paintings, water color paintings, leather sculpture, basketry, woodwork, photography, pottery, mixed media, furniture, stained glass, glass, and three dimensional pictures, providing an art collector’s wonderland. Heart of Blount Antique and Collectible Mall offers a wide variety of timeless antiques and specialty items perfect for both avid antique collectors and people looking to purchase a piece with history. The antique mall features around 20 dealers who carry items, such as coins, jewelry, primitives, furniture, glassware, pottery, collectibles, and framed art. Heart of Blount also provides appraisals, estate sales, and pricing services and is located 1535 E. Broadway in Maryville. Nawger Nob provides a chance to experience the old-Appalachian pastime of woodcarving, basketry, painting, and many other mountain crafts. The Smoky Mountain Woodcarvers Supply Store is one of the popular places to visit at Nawger Nob. From woodcarving classes to a wide selection of woodcarving tools, such as chip carving knives, mesh sandpaper, and beginner kits, Smoky Mountain Woodcarvers is a must-stop for those wanting to learn a time-honored, Appalachian craft while visiting the Smoky Mountains. For help planning a trip and recommendations of attractions, accommodations, and sites outside the park, contact the Smoky Mountain Tourism Development Authority at 800-525-6834 or 865-983-2241, or visit If you’re in the area, you can stop by the Smoky Mountain Visitors Center in Townsend, located at 7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, or the Smoky Mountain Visitors Center in Maryville, located at 201 South Washington Street, for more information.

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Clinton Glass SUCCESS

As a business owner I receive calls every day from advertising reps asking me to spend money with them. Whether it’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 I’ve advertised in. Thanks Judy and Tom!

Greg & Kim Stowell

Owners of Clinton Glass

9939 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37922 865.247.0404




by Tom Irmen


Digital Firewalls Increasingly I’m observing a

growing number of potential new clients electing to do business exclusively by email. In fact, many of these clients do not provide a contact phone number, which is important when following up. I certainly understand the need for greater efficiency in business, particularly since this last recession. Conducting business via email and text messaging are certainly expeditious, but doing business digitally can also be problematic, creating a type of firewall that could result in your small business being viewed as just one of many generic alternatives available to your potential new client. If you offer a value proposition that successfully differentiates your business from your more generic competitors, then doing business via email and text messaging will require you to rethink your existing strategy, which has likely been based on the strength of the successful relationships you have cultivated over time.

Now, I’m not suggesting that you abandon the years of personal relationships that today still remain the foundation of your small business. Just be prepared for doing business with potential new clients who may prefer to do business “digitally,” where it’s more difficult to successfully differentiate yourself from your competitors who likely receive the same Request for Proposals that you receive. No, I don’t know where this is heading or what the future holds. Only time will tell. But I will tell you that I’m contacted by at least a half dozen or more businesses every year, requesting that we help them leverage their businesses with our existing customer base. I’m generally of the opinion that they’ve exhausted their online options, social media, etc. and are attempting to capitalize on the personal relationships we have cultivated, which are the cornerstone of our success. I don’t wish to sound pretentious. If there

were a shortcut to success, we’d be all over it. While today’s digital world has fundamentally changed nearly every aspect of our business, I simply see no alternative to the relationships to which we owe our success. Again, if you have built a small business that has successfully differentiated itself f r o m i t s p e e r s, then today’s digital communications may represent a potential firewall, but not one that can’t be overcome. The same creativity that differentiates you from the competition will help you to once again successfully differentiate yourself in our new business environment that is increasingly growing more dependent on 30-second communications.

Common Cents B USINESS B ASI C S by Beth Townsend “Is this in the budget?” I hear

the voice. My husband and I are working towards budgeting and financial planning, so it’s at the forefront of my mind every day. Fiscal cliffs, government shutdowns, and rising debt ceilings have dominated the news for months. While it can be impossible for the average citizen to navigate reports well enough to understand government funding, basic understanding of math can offer simple wisdom in being successful in building businesses. Debt is a crisis not only for our government, but for a majority of people. According to National Debt Assistance: » Americans carry approximately $5,800 in credit card debt from month to month. If they make only minimum payments on the debt, it would take 30 years to pay off the balance and cost an extra $15,000! » More than 40% of U.S. families spend more than they earn. » The average family has 13 credit cards or other types of payment cards. » 92% of American families spend their disposable income on debt payments. » 96% of all people will retire dependent upon the government, family, or charity.

Regardless of whether you own a business or work for one, making money means working hard. My first job was an entry position at a bank, and my take-home pay was less than $800 a month. My budget was tight, and I got paid once a month. Back then credit was not second nature; I had no choice but to live within my means. I’m thankful now for the lesson then. Our daughter recently turned 18, and she receives credit card applications in the mail weekly. How can a student with no job become a target for credit card companies? Debtors spend millions drafting marketing plans that make others want to buy things, even if they can’t afford it. The hidden fees and high interest rates are in small print; the focus is on getting what you want when you want it. Financial guru Dave Ramsey has authored books and enrolled thousands of people into Financial Peace University, teaching Biblical truths and practical advice on getting out of debt. “Act your wage,” he tells students. “We buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like.” Millions have taken the class and are pursuing debt-free living. Being successful in business means making

the numbers add up so you can work towards being profitable. This can mean sacrifice now so you can reap rewards later. It takes time; increasing your earning capacity can take years of sacrifice and resume building. Application of smart thinking and understanding the importance of budgeting and forecasting has become easier with so many software applications that can help. Basic math includes common cents. Make sure your numbers are working for you, or they are likely to work against you. We are not likely to become President of the United States, but we are each CEOs of our own money. Make sense of your cents, one dollar at a time!

Beth Townsend is a dynamic

freelance speaker and writer and can be reached at 225.910.7426 or at November 2013 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE



by D e a n na B r a nn, Ph .D.

Passive Aggressive Mother-in-Law? How to Beat Her at Her Own Game L ast month I wrote about passive aggressive daughters-in-law and how a mother-in-law can better handle this type of in-law. This month it’s the daughters-in-law who will get some help to deal with their passive aggressive mother-in-law. Do you have a mother-in-law who says she is “fine” or who says nothing at all, but then starts in with obvious pouts, loud, heavy sighs, and those undermining “accidental” oversights? No matter what she says or doesn’t say, her actions are screaming the real truth – she’s not happy with you. This is called passive aggressive behavior, and it’s not your imagination – it’s very real! Dealing with this behavior (passive and unassuming on the surface, but nastily aggressive toward you underneath) can be incredibly difficult, draining, and frustrating. As a daughter-in-law it may not feel like it, but you really do have an advantage. I tell you this


not so you can best your in-law, but so you can feel less helpless and start to see the situation in a different light. Fortunately, I have some specific strategies for dealing with passive aggressive mothers-inlaw. After all, it takes two to play, so if you change the rules on your mother-in-law, it’s impossible for her to keep up her frustrating behavior.

Here’s how to shake things up: 1. Shift the power from her to you with

humor. When she tells you she is “fine” but then goes into drama mode, give a goodnatured chuckle or laugh in that inside-joke kind of way that tells her you know exactly what she’s doing, but you’re going to ignore the behavior. This allows you to give her a message loud and clear without outwardly challenging her. 2. Play naïve. Take her at face value. Assume that unless she says something directly, she really is fine with whatever you

said or did. After all, she can’t assume you’re a mind reader, right? When she can no longer count on her behavior to get her way, she will be forced to either admit how she feels or to sit back and do nothing about her contrary views. The more you practice these tips, the easier it will get and the faster your passive aggressive in-law relationship will turn to one of mutual respect – and, who knows, maybe even affection. Dr. Brann holds a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology and a Ph.D. in Psychobiological Anthropology.

by M o n i ca I rv i n e

Embarrassment: An Etiquette No-No This month I’m going to discuss a subject I believe we can all probably improve on – using embarrassment to try to persuade others to perform or meet our objectives. I work with teenagers, and oftentimes, when I ask them questions about their lives, they share things about school, family, and relationships. One issue they share with me a little too often, meaning it’s happening a little too often, is adults using “embarrassment” in order to get teens to do things, behave better, study harder, perform at higher levels of achievement, etc. Recently a teen shared a situation that happened in her math class. She said that her teacher called on a young lady to answer a question. When she didn’t know the answer, the teacher reportedly became frustrated and asked the student to stand up and explain why she didn’t know the answer. The teacher said she was going to write a three-page essay explaining why she didn’t know the answer and then informed her that she needed her mom’s phone number so 74


she could call and discuss this with her. She capped off the lecture with, “It looks like you need to go back to middle school.” Perhaps some of these details would be reported differently from a different witness to the event. I don’t know, because I wasn’t there myself. However, here’s what I do know. It is NEVER productive to humiliate and embarrass others when trying to inspire them to perform better. If showing good manners means that we act and speak in a way that shows value to others, then embarrassing them would be the complete opposite of that goal. Once we engage in this type of behavior, we lose the respect of those around us. Without respect, we can’t motivate others, people don’t care whether they please us or not, and we can’t inspire people to want to change. We cripple our ability to lead others to succeed when we don’t have their respect and admiration. We all have wonderful memories of teachers, youth leaders, and adult friends who truly inspired us, made us want to work harder,

study more, and achieve greater things. What was so special about them? For me, they were the teachers, leaders, and parents that I knew cared about me and wanted me to achieve, learn, and grow. They bent over backwards to help me succeed. Whether we’re teaching, parenting, or working in any position of leadership, we must ask ourselves why we’re here. Do we really care and want to help, inspire, motivate, and change? If so, remember to always use respect and kindness when speaking to others, regardless of our age or their age. If we desire to have respect and honor from others, we must give respect and honor to those around us. We’ll never receive what we’re not willing to give.

Monica Irvine The Etiquette Factory President


By M at t h e w B . D o p p e lt, D.O.


ULTRASOUND is Heating Things Up

In the medical field, ultra-

sound has been used for diagnostic imaging purposes for many years. More recently, ultrasound has been turning up the heat in the field of aesthetic medicine. The power of ultrasound has been harnessed to perform non-invasive cosmetic procedures with some amazing results.

Matthew B. Doppelt, D.O.

Before Liposonix

After Liposonix

Before Liposonix

After Liposonix

Before Ultherapy

After Ultherapy

Board Certified Dermatologist

Two companies have brought ultrasound technology to the aesthetic marketplace. These are Solta with Liposonix and Ulthera with Ultherapy. Both Liposonix and Ultherapy use focused ultrasound technology to bypass the delicate upper layers of skin and target deeper tissues. Think of a magnifying glass’s ability to focus sunlight into an extremely high temperature point capable of burning. This is similar to how Liposonix and Ultherapy work. Southeastern Dermatology Consultants is proud to be the exclusive provider of these treatments in Knoxville. Using focused ultrasound to melt fat, Liposonix has been approved to treat the abdomen and flanks (love handles). The Liposonix treatment is ideal for active, healthy individuals who have at least 1 inch or 2.5 cm of fat to lose in their abdomen or flanks. It is noninvasive, so it is a great solution if you have stubborn fat but don’t want to have surgery. The Liposonix treatment

has 10 years of research and testing behind its development. It has a welldefined safety profile during and after treatment with very good patient satisfaction. With a single treatment we typically see patients lose between one and two inches from their waistline, and maximum improvement is seen after two to three months. Ultherapy is the only device that has received FDA approval for a noninvasive neck and brow lift. We use it to lift and tighten the skin of the face, neck, under the chin, along the jaw line, and on the brow. Ultherapy is able to do this by going deeper into the tissue than lasers and radio frequency without injuring the skin’s surface. Another factor that promotes safety and better results is that with Ultherapy we can visualize the targeted areas. Results will unfold during the course of two to three months with maximum improvement at six months. While these ultrasound technologies do not duplicate the results of traditional surgery, Liposonix and Ultherapy are inviting alternatives for those who are not yet ready or who are not candidates for surgery. Please call Southeastern Dermatology Consultants to schedule a complimentary consultation, and see if either of these procedures are a good option for you. We would like to invite you to our 10th Glammiversary Party on Thursday, November 14th, from 5-8 pm. Call and RSVP today!

Southeastern Dermatology Consultants

Before Ultherapy

After Ultherapy

1924 Pinnacle Pointe Way, Suite 300 Knoxville, TN 37922 865.474.8800



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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. • • • •

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10th Glammiversary Party! We do the aging so you don’t have to!

You are invited to our 10th Glammiversary Party at our West Knoxville location Thursday, November 14, 5-8 pm

RSVP not required but appreciated. VIP tickets available for $25 and redeemable for $50 toward purchase. ( Limited tickets available.)

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Everything Knoxville November 2013 Edition  
Everything Knoxville November 2013 Edition