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Visit their Christmas Open House in November.

17 Gallian Medical Group

Food and Recipes...................................................18 Random Acts of Flowers...................................22

What you need to know about Medicare Open Enrollment.

Insights & Highlights...........................................34

21 Ms. C’s Bed & Biscuits

Knox Heritage..........................................................54

Discover the real benefits of doggy daycare.

27 Marsh Wealth Management Learn about tax strategies for charitable giving.

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Organization tips to create the ultimate baking station.

Calendar of Events................................................60 For Entrepreneurs................................................64

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From the Publisher


O V E M B E R IS the

month when we take time to give thanks for all of our blessings, and we celebrate Thanksgiving Day to reflect on those blessings with family and friends. I remember back to my childhood Thanksgiving Day Photo by D. Roberts Photography celebrations when spending time with family meant everything to me. We all helped with the food preparation, and the turkey was the focal point of that dinner. Special recipes were prepared to enhance the dinner, and my grandmother was always delighting us with a new dessert. I can almost smell those wonderful aromas coming from the kitchen and see the elegantly set table. These memories of family being together are the blessings I will always treasure as many of my family are no longer a part of those gatherings. But we celebrate 4


with them in our thoughts and remember the precious times we had together. As I get older, I truly appreciate anytime my family had those special occasions when we all were together, and I have learned not to take those times for granted. What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving? Is it your family and friends or maybe the opportunities you have available to you living in this country? Or is it your health and well-being? Or maybe you have overcome some significant obstacles that life placed in your path? We all have blessings in our life, and this Thanksgiving take time to reflect on them and be truly grateful. We at Everything Knoxville are grateful to you, our readers and advertisers, for helping to make our publication the best it can be. From our house to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

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Southern Market

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for shopping aficionados from East Tennessee and far beyond, Southern Market has become the favorite shopping venue for two generations of shoppers who appreciate their totally unique boutique style retail venue that is so difficult to duplicate in today’s “big box” style retail environment. What is even more unique about Southern Market is how two women entrepreneurs, a mother and daughter team, not only created this extraordinary business success, but also how they created a retail platform for other aspiring entrepreneurs who wish to follow their business dreams as well. In this issue of Everything Knoxville, we are pleased to share with our readers our recent interview with Southern Market owner, Susan Worthington. EK: Tell our readers how Southern Market first began. Susan: More than two decades ago my mother, Frances Sexton, and I envisioned the concept of an interiors marketplace by combining more than 40 boutiques under a single roof. Southern Market was designed to provide a truly unique shopping experience inspired by the vision of intimate boutiques lining the streets of a charming village. During our travels of more than 20,000 miles throughout the Southeast, we discovered an attractive array of small business merchants and were inspired to open a boutique in Knoxville. Throughout the years, local merchants have replaced regional merchants, creating a decidedly “shop local” feel to our marketplace. EK: Describe the types of merchandise our readers will discover at Southern Market. Susan: Southern Market offers an interiors marketplace of more than 40 boutiques, including a gallery of 50 local Etsy artists. We have evolved into a must-visit destination for discerning shoppers seeking an ever-changing and eclectic selection of stylish decorative accessories, distinctive gifts, 6


From generation to generation, The Southern Market stands strong – from mother & daughter to mother & daughter. The Southern Market has transitioned into a new generation of leadership with Susan’s daughter, Callie Worthington, helping in the store.

home décor, boutique fashions, and original art. Whether you are seeking the expert advice of one of our talented in-store interior decorators or are confident in your own artistic abilities, you will discover an abundance of inspirational decorating ideas that make shopping an enjoyable and invigorating breeze at Southern Market. With that first step through our front entrance, you will be transformed by soft scents and alluring sights. Your pulse quickens as you try to take it all in – there is so much to see! To touch! To experience! Creative energies start flowing – inspired by innovative uses of color, texture and pattern, the sheen of soft metals, the glow of beautiful lamps, inviting artwork, and gift possibilities. Whether you’re searching for a gift of more charm than cost or something quite extravagant for the home, it’s fun to browse! Variety abounds! EK: In addition to its charming Southern atmosphere, Southern Market really is a onestop shopping destination. Susan: Each inviting boutique is conceived and designed by our very creative merchants who offer a medley of decorative furniture, discerning accessories, handcrafted art, garden décor, boutique fashions and jewelry, or stylish gift items. Additionally, each shop is a showcase of intriguing interior

design featuring the most charming and current design trends. This delightful mixture of merchants makes Southern Market truly a one-stop shopping destination for all your decorative gift needs – including free gift wrapping. My mom and I wanted to provide a shopping experience like no other, and in each of our 20 plus years in business, we have developed and provided exciting and creative retail experiences for our savvy customers. Our focus is on creating a truly warm, friendly ambiance where it’s decidedly fun to shop. Southern Market is at its core a place to uplift the soul and regenerate the mind… a place that stimulates the senses and invigorates one’s inner creative being. Offering so much more than merely stuff, we are confident that you will leave Southern Market fully inspired. EK: It would appear that Southern Market represents a great opportunity for new entrepreneurs hoping to launch a business of their own. Susan: Absolutely. Traditional start-up businesses face numerous and often costly barriers to enter into the retail market, especially those seeking a brick and mortar presence. However, at the Southern Market, the high overhead costs attributed to operating a business are shared among

Southern Market provides an ever-changing variety of stylish home décor, gifts, fashion, and art from more than 40 local merchants and 50 Etsy artists, including: Home décor: »» VICTORIA’S – If you want it, you can find it here

»» SOUTHERN ACCENTS TN – A sign for everything you want to say

Stylish gifts:

»» SCHOOLHOUSE ALLEY – Classic children’s gifts »» MANCHESTER ESTATE – Men’s personal care gifts »» JORDAN’S GEMS – A hat for all reasons and seasons »» EMBELLISH GIFTS – Seasonal and local gifts

»» MY LITTLE ROOM – Uniqueness is her middle name »» SWEETWATER FLOWER SHOP – An abundance of elegant florals »» BLUE HERON STUDIO – Farmhouse interiors and architectural accents

Boutique fashion: »» »» »» »»

EUPHORIA BOUTIQUE – Boho chic fashions SCHRIVER’S BOUTIQUE – Trendy bohemian apparel 3130 BOUTIQUE – Clothing for women and children MELANIE B STYLIST – Glitter and glam for the holidays

Handcrafted art:

»» SARAH B WEBER ART – Farmhouse animals & more »» ORIGINALS BY VIOLA – Extraordinary broken glass collages »» BOXWOOD BRAKE – Artisan inspired wares (Pictured on front cover)

Photos by D. Roberts Photography



our merchants, thereby lowering their costs of doing business. Our sales staff handles all daily processing of sales and marketing, so there are no work requirements. Our merchants are free to concentrate on new products, merchandising, spend more time with family and friends, or to pursue hobbies such as travel or professional careers. Having a physical presence often provides our retailers a competitive advantage when acquiring product lines versus online only stores. Our merchants can explore and test their product lines, business models, and target markets while gauging consumer response and adapting to insights and trends. Friendly competition and mentoring internally among our merchants and staff help build stronger and more successful retailers. We offer a variety of affordable space options, from a single shelf to an entire shop, to fit the needs of each entrepreneur looking to succeed in today’s competitive retail environment. Our focus is to help incubate merchants into viable, small businesses. Some of our merchants have even launched stand alone brick and mortar stores of their own. At Southern Market, you are in business for yourself but not by yourself. EK: It would also appear that Southern Market offers more established entrepreneurs with an existing brick and mortar location a tremendous opportunity to explore new growth opportunities. Susan: Absolutely. Existing brick and mortar retail stores desiring a centralized, upscale Knoxville location in which to expand their businesses find Southern Market an attractive alternative to launching a new and separate retail store. It allows existing businesses the opportunity to expand but at just a fraction of the cost. EK: How would you summarize the Southern Market experience? Susan: We encourage our new merchants to try to imagine all of the possibilities that exist for their existing or start-up businesses: Growth, exposure, physical location, expansion, branding, mentoring, new product lines… whatever your vision is. The Southern Market represents the perfect venue for upscale, small business, local shops. Merchants can enjoy the luxury of having their own shop or second location without the daily hassles of managing their own stores. We are also exploring a variety of new ideas to further expand our merchants’ sales opportunities in the future as we enter our third decade of supporting our area’s small local business community. One other important feature that Southern Market offers both shoppers and merchants alike is the synergy that is created by combining more than 40 unique shopping venues in a single location. Through creative, collaborative, retail merchandising, Southern Market has been Knoxville’s premier design marketplace since 1996. To discover what all the excitement is about, contact us at 8


865-588-2260 and come grow with us. EK: Will Southern Market be hosting any special events this holiday season? Susan: Kicking off the season this November 1st through 4th is one of our biggest events, Southern Market’s annual Holiday Open House. You are encouraged to take advantage of the Thanksgiving weekend discounts offered during Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and the Cyber Monday/ social media specials. Also, early in December will be the District in Bearden Holiday Open House and the Southern Market’s Ladies’ Night Out each Thursday in December until 8 pm. Take advantage of additional holiday shopping hours on Sundays in November and December from 1 to 5 pm. Thinking further ahead, Spring Fling, a festive outdoor market, will be the big kick-off for events in 2019 with various smaller events offered monthly, and our popular Tailgate Party in August, where our merchants sell from displays within the tailgates of their vehicles, celebrating the beginning of the Big Orange season. EK: How can our readers learn more about Southern Market? Susan: Get social with the Southern Market on social media. Follow us on Facebook and @southernmarketshops on Instagram. We post daily and often with new product announcements, restock alerts, new merchant spotlights, new employee announcements, upcoming event information, class offerings, staff highlights, shop local promotions and discounts, and the customers’ favorites: Product giveaways! We offer drawings for gift certificates and well-stocked gift baskets. We encourage readers to like, comment, and share to enter our football game day drawings. You will also find us on Pinterest with a board for each merchant – a fantastic way to window shop through the gallery of merchant shops. The Southern Market is also on Twitter, Yelp, and YouTube. You can join our email list at www.southernmarketshops.com to be certain you stay informed. EK: In closing, is there anything else you would like to add? Susan: Yes! The treasure chest! For those of you who love to shop with us, we are now offering a new Magnolia Elite Rewards Club Program. Get a magnolia stamp for every $10 spent (before tax) with the merchants located within Southern Market. Collect 10 stamps and then get a choice of a FREE GIFT from the designated treasure chest. The best thing about the free gifts is that they are giftable! If you need a last-minute gift or one more gift to make your gifting complete, the treasure(s) you choose can meet those needs or, even better, an earned gift for yourself. You deserve to be rewarded for shopping LOCAL! To go along with the program is the new VIP Magnolia Elite Rewards Club, a Facebook group. Join for giveaways, discounts, and surprises exclusively for VIP members.

The Southern Market has enthusiastically supported trade professionals in Knoxville for 22 years. We offer a trade discount to interior designers, interior decorators, home stagers, architects, home developers, hospitality professionals, and others purchasing for resale with a valid sales tax ID. A copy of your current sales tax ID and a business card are required to be on file. Some restrictions apply. For more information, inquire at the front desk of the store. Sign up today if you haven’t already! Not only do we support the local merchants, but we also support our local community and charitable organizations. We offer a discount in the Knox County School Coupon book. We wear purple and display purple in the store to show our “Paint the Town Purple” and “Purple Out Day” support in Alzheimer’s research. We are currently supporting the “All In Against Alzheimer’s” fundraiser by selling orange and white shakers. The proceeds will go to benefit the Pat Summitt Clinic at UTMC. Our Mother’s Day gift basket promotion with memorial/honor donations supports Thompson Cancer Survival Center. We raise money for childhood cancer research with Alex’s Lemonade Stand each July with our backto-school promotion. During the last 22 years, we have participated in and supported many local organizations, including Knoxville Junior League, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville Symphony League, Parade of Homes, Dogwood Arts Festival, Kidney Foundation, Children’s Hospital, Florence Crittenden Agency, Joy of Music School, and Knoxville Executive Women, just to name a few. Finally, all of us at Southern Market would like to thank you for voting Southern Market as Knoxville’s Best Gift Shop in the Knoxville News-Sentinel! We are more than delighted to offer a unique shopping experience for Knoxville and to support local small business merchants and Etsy artists.

Susan and her mom, Frances Sexton. Southern Market

5400 Homberg Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 865.588.0274 www.southernmarketshops.com Facebook: The Southern Market Instagram: @southernmarketshops Pinterest: The Southern Market

Clinton Glass Company The Beautiful Shower People B Y G R E G S TO W E L L , C O - O W N E R O F C L I N TO N G L A S S


LINTON GLASS first opened their doors in 1957 as a local family-owned business. We are still family owned and operated, but we have evolved into the top choice in frameless showers for customers in all of East Tennessee. In fact, our frameless shower business has grown so quickly that we recently relocated into a brand new, 18,000 square foot location featuring a new Inspiration & Information Showroom with 27 full-size showers! During the last 10 years, Clinton Glass has installed more than 8,000 custom showers, making us number one in East Tennessee. Clinton Glass is also the only retail glass company in East Tennessee with its very own in-house fabrication and tempering facility, offering area homeowners a true turn-key experience.



Our new showroom and fabricating facility is located at 9007 Middlebrook Pike in Knoxville, just one mile east of the Kroger located at Middlebrook Pike and Cedar Bluff. Our business hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. If you would like to discover the dream shower that exists within your home, we invite

you to explore all of the possibilities that exist at our all-new designer showroom and inspiration center.

Clinton Glass

9007 Middlebrook Pike Knoxville, TN 37923 865.247.0404 www.clintonglasscompany.com

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Not All Dust-Free Hardwood Floor Refinishing is Truly Dust-Free


F YOU OWN a home with hardwood floors, you have no doubt experienced the task of periodically refinishing your floors. The dust that occurs during the sanding portion of the refinishing project can make refinishing a challenge. Dust from conventional sanding methods can permeate every inch of your home, including your HVAC system, which will continue to redistribute that dust to every room in your home and may actually require you to have your HVAC’s duct system thoroughly cleaned by experts. Does a totally dust-free refinishing experience actually exist you might ask? Yes it does. The fact is that the technology exists today to provide you with a totally dust-free experience, but many refinishers have not yet made the required investment in this latest, cutting-edge, dust-free equipment. “The dust produced by conventional hardwood refinishing is often deposited all throughout a customer’s home,” said Valera Tomescu, owner of European Fine Harwood Floors. “This occurs more often than you might imagine. In fact, many homeowners find it necessary to wash the walls in their homes to remove the dust from refinishing and to have their HVAC system cleaned. European Fine Hardwood Floors is the homeowner’s genuine dust-free alternative.” The real secret behind European Fine Hardwood Floors’ dust-free guarantee is the technology they rely upon from the

“European Fine Hardwood Floors completed two separate projects for us. One was damage repair to a pre-finished wood floor in our kitchen caused by a faulty dishwasher, and the second was refinishing floors in a second house that had minor water damage from a faulty refrigerator. We cannot speak highly enough about the professionalism, skill, craftsmanship, and meticulous attention to detail. We trust them completely in both of our homes and will use them again. We offer the highest possible recommendation for European Fine Hardwood Floors.” – David & Lauren Bell

number one and undisputed worldwide leader in hardwood f loor ref inishing industry, Bona. Bona is the manufacturer of the finest hardwood f loor refinishing equipment and products in the world. They have invested many years perfecting their dust-free containment system, where dust produced from refinishing is safely collected using their patented high-volume containment systems which are located outside your home. There is no need to cover furniture or cabinets. “Many of our customers find it convenient to schedule their refinishing project while out of town or on vacation,” said Valera. “And for your comfort and safety, depend-

ing on the finish you select, some finish manufacturers recommend that you not remain in your home while their finish is being applied.” The recipient of the much coveted Bona Craftsman Award for adhering to strict industry quality standards, Valera and his entire team of skilled craftsmen will deliver the dust-free experience you want and deserve. Call today and discover the showcase quality hardwood floors that you can have in your home – dust-free!

European Fine Hardwood Floors 865.640.3680 www.knoxvillehardwoodrefinishing.com

Jambo Joins Zoo Knoxville’s Chimpanzee Troupe Staff hopes she has chemistry with one of the zoo’s eligible males


AMBO, A 12-YEAR-OLD female chimpanzee from the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, is the newest member of Zoo Knoxville’s chimp troupe. Jambo moved to Knoxville on a “matchmaking” recommendation of the Chimpanzee Species Survival Plan, which is a national collaborative effort of accredited zoos to save chimps from extinction. An intelligent and confident chimp, Jambo quickly made friends with the zoo’s seven other chimpanzees upon her arrival in June. Since Jambo has never had any offspring, the next step will be to hone her maternal skills with training before proceeding with plans for her to become a mom as part of standard pre-natal protocol. When her caretakers feel confident she’s ready for motherhood, it will be up to Jambo to decide



which of the resident males-Jimbo, George, Ripley, or Lu-catch her fancy. Chimpanzees are endangered and their wild populations continue to decline. The major threats to wild chimpanzees are illegal poaching for bushmeat, habitat loss due to logging, mining and agriculture expansion, and disease such as ebola and respiratory illnesses. Zoo Knoxville works with a network of zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) to maintain a genetically healthy and sta-

ble population of chimps in human care. Accredited zoos also advocate against the use of chimps in the entertainment industry and the pet trade. Zoo Knoxville is a non-profit entity situated on 53 wooded acres just east of downtown Knoxville. Zoo Knoxville features exhibits of wild animals in natural habitats and is world renowned for its efforts in conservation and species survival. Zoo Knoxville is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is committed to the highest standards in animal care and well-being, ethics, conservation, and education. Knoxville’s largest attraction, the zoo is open every day except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Currently the zoo is open daily from 10 am to 4 pm.







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Fall Blessings from the CH Interiors & Gifts Family to Yours!


T WOULDN’T BE FALL without pumpkins, and our store is well-stocked with seasonal gourmet foods! Come in to sample our Pumpkin Spice SoberDough Artisan Brew Bread and pair it with Milk Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles and Harney & Sons Pumpkin Spice tea – all nicely packaged for Thanksgiving get-togethers. Complete a hostess gift with our Michel Design Works luxury foam hand soaps and coordinating napkins – Pumpkin Melody and Oatmeal & Honey are perfect this month, and our holiday line featuring nutcrackers, snowmen, jingle bells, poinsettias, and peppermint have arrived early!

Do you love walking through our doors to a wonderful fragrance? Be sure to ask what scent we’re burning so you can fill your space with a seasonal aroma: Orange Cinnamon Clove, Autumn Orchards, Pumpkin Pie, Apple Cider, or our #1 selling Cranberry Orange. Everything Knoxville readers who mention this article will save $10 or get a FREE Baby Jar Candle with a purchase of any two of our Keeper of the Light Papa Jar candles! We know you put a lot of thought into selecting your gifts. Make the presentation just as special! CH Interiors & Gifts offers a variety of custom gift wrapping options: Bows by Belinda, where you can choose a pre-made bow or bring your own ribbon to complete a gift or your holiday decorating project; gift boxes to welcome a new baby or neighbor or congratulate someone on a new home purchase; and seasonal gift boxes and bags with coordinating tissue, crinkle paper, and ribbon. We also offer complimentary gift wrapping on all our décor and gourmet foods. Bring in your own container or choose one of ours and allow us to professionally wrap for a lovely gift! FIND ME FOR

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We appreciate you stopping in to see our weekly new arrivals, to hunt for the #CHBEE for 20% off your purchase, and to share your decorating photos and gift-giving stories. Thank you for continuing to make CH your first choice for “Interiors & Gifts to Warm the Heart & Home” this fall and holiday season!

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Introducing Farragut Dental Studio B Y K A I R AV K . V YA S , D D S


HEN MY FATHER, who is also a dentist, visited Farragut Dental Studio for the first time, his smile said it all. He said, “Son, this is exactly what you told me that you had been dreaming of.” Of course he took countless photos a nd videos to sha re with his professional friends, neighbors, and family members. My father was correct. Ever since my earliest days in dental school and dental practice, I have designed and then redesigned what I hoped would become the perfect dental care studio and team that would meet the ever-changing needs of our patients. The f irst thing you will obser ve at Farragut Dental Studio is that our modern office is both warm and inviting, and it also employs today’s latest technology. You will be greeted by our team of caring and compassionate dental health care professionals and have a preliminary consultation examination that can last up to two hours. This is where we listen while you share your dental care concerns and goals in an unrushed environment. This is also where we begin to develop a custom dental care plan designed to help you achieve the smile that you have always dreamed of,

along with routine regular dental care to assure the health of your teeth and gums. At our convenient location, we offer: » General dentistry » Cosmetic dentistry » Pediatric dentistry » Implants » Laser dentistry » Crowns and bridges » Root canal treatment In the field of implants, we are excited to

do All-On-4 implants solution for patients requiring a full-arch prosthesis (full uppers and/or lowers) in as little as one day. And, not surprisingly, almost all of All-On-4 patients would recommend the procedure to a friend or family member. We also offer smile makeovers designed to tra nsform the appea ra nce of your smile using whitening, veneers, implants and crowns. For patients wishing to straighten their teeth, we offer Invisalign, the world’s most advanced clear aligner designed to help straighten crowded teeth without conventional metal braces. Invisalign’s clear aligners are almost undetectable – clear innovation designed for any age group. Would you like to learn more? Call us today at 865-765-7725 or visit www. FarragutDentalStudio.com and discover an entirely new level of individual dental care for the whole family.

Farragut Dental Studio

11201 W. Point Drive, Suite 101 Knoxville, TN 37934 865.765.7725 www.FarragutDentalStudio.com

The Best Dental Care Using the Latest Technology Cosmetic Dentistry • Pediatric Dentistry • Laser Dentistry Implants • Cleanings • Fillings • Crowns & Bridges • Root Canal Treatment

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Medicare Open Enrollment is Here B Y S C OT T G A L L I A N , M . D . , C O - O W N E R O F G A L L I A N M E D I C A L G R O U P


RE YOU on Medicare or are you Medicare eligible? Your neighbors at Gallian Medical Group would like to remind you that Medicare Open Enrollment for 2018 is now through December 7. We strongly encourage all Medicare beneficiaries to consider enrolling in a Medicare Advantage Plan. Medicare Advantage Plans offer several benefits beyond what traditional Medicare offers. Medicare Advantage Plans are offered by private insurance companies such as Humana or Blue Cross. They would replace Medicare Part B if you elected a Medicare Advantage Plan. Most plans work like typical HMO or PPO plans that most patients are familiar with. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the average monthly premium for most plans averages $64.48 per month. Some plans even offer free monthly premiums. Medicare Part B monthly premiums, on the other hand, range from $134 to $268, depending on your income. Medicare Advantage Plans also offer prescription drug coverage known as Medicare Part D. These plans can help you save money on your prescription

medications. For 2019, the coverage limit will be $3,820. However, once you pass that limit, you will be responsible for a large portion of the next $5,100 in medication costs. This is known as the dreaded “doughnut hole.” The good news is that Medicare will still cover anywhere from 63% to 75% of your medication costs while in the doughnut hole. We strongly encourage you to consider generic medications whenever possible to avoid this tremendous cost. Every Medicare Advantage Plan is also bound by federal law to set maximum limits on patients’ out-of-pocket costs. Most Medicare Advantage Plans also offer vision and dental benefits. We highly recommend that all Medicare eligible patients visit www.medicare.gov to compare plans or contact their insurance company to find the right plan. Not all doctors accept all plans. Gallian Medical Group accepts nearly all Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans (not Cigna HealthSpring). We also encourage all patients to have their a nnua l f lu shot a nd their onetime pneumonia vaccine. Did you know

that inf luenza and pneumonia are each responsible for more than 50,000 deaths per year? That makes both of these conditions two of the leading causes of death in the United States, yet less than 70% of patients over age 65 are properly vaccinated. Please call 865-383-7223 or visit us online at www.gallianmedical.com today to schedule your appointment to ensure that you are protected from these potentially deadly diseases.

Gallian Medical Group

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small holiday gathering with friends or a formal dinner party with family, entertaining can be stressful. But with a few simple food-focused tips, you’ll be on your way to throwing the perfect holiday get-together – headache-free. For ease of planning, Executive Pastry Chef Christina Kaelberer of acclaimed Edwards Dessert Kitchen in Minneapolis suggests focusing your gathering around the table. “Food is what brings people together, so it can easily serve as the focal point of a gathering,” said Kaelberer. “You don’t need to go out and purchase a bunch of expensive décor and spend hours transforming your entire home. Holiday prep can be overwhelming, so I’m all for saving time. My advice is to focus your efforts on a few star desserts and cocktails, which can easily elevate any party.” Following are Kaelberer’s three favorite tips for simple holiday entertaining. Tip one: Create cocktails in batches for easy serving. One thing you’ll find on the menu at Kaelberer’s dessert bar is an array of fabulous adult beverages. To save time, her team prepares batch cocktails daily to serve to patrons. Apply this practice to your party planning and you can keep glasses filled, guests happy, and have plenty of time to mingle and enjoy. For inspiration, look to classics such as the Old-Fashioned, which features holiday flavors and warm spices. Add a splash of color to the presentation by topping your punch bowl with orange slices or cherries. To accommodate all your guests, accompany your bar offerings with something simple, festive, and non-alcoholic, such as sparkling cranberry water. Tip two: Make the dessert spread your grand centerpiece. Your beautiful desserts deserve to be the center



of attention. Holiday florals and ornaments can be expensive for how infrequently they’re used, so save time and money by letting the seasonal sweet treats serve as the holiday décor. Keep things visually interesting by serving a variety of flavor options with different textures and colors, such as layered trifles, fluffy pies, and stacks of cookies and bars. Play around with platters, serving bowls, and flatware that have varying shapes and heights. Tip three: Rely on premium, thaw-and-serve desserts to bring the sweet. If you’re planning to make desserts the focal point of your next gathering, why not opt for eye-catching items that will leave your guests thinking you spent hours in the kitchen? Thankfully you don’t have to be a talented pastry chef to make a high-impact spread. A decadent, thaw-and-serve pie from your grocer’s freezer can elevate the occasion in minutes, whether it’s served straight out of the box or deconstructed into a new holiday creation. To inspire your upcoming holiday bash, Kaelberer is sharing two recipes she crafted using crème pies that you can find in the frozen dessert aisle. You and your guests will be thrilled with the indulgent results.

Pumpkin Pie Budino Ingredients »» 1 Edwards Pumpkin Crème Pie »» 32-ounce container whipped cream »» 1 cup caramel sauce »» 1 cup crushed graham crackers Directions Thaw pie slightly for 20 minutes. Scoop out filling and set aside. Pipe whipped cream layer into a glass. Add caramel sauce layer, spoon or pipe pie filling layer, add crushed graham cracker layer. Add a second layer of whipped cream, caramel sauce, and pie filling. Garnish with graham cracker and serve.

Turtle Pie Ice Box Cake Ingredients »» 2 packages chocolate wafer cookies »» 2 16-ounce containers whipped cream »» 2 Edwards Turtle Pies Directions In a 9-inch cake ring or springform pan, arrange a layer of wafer cookies. Spread a cup of whipped cream on top of the cookies, spreading out to the edges of the pan. Gently press one frozen pie into the whipped cream. Layer another round of wafer cookies on top of the pie, pressing in to avoid air gaps. Place another cup of whipped cream on top and spread to the edges of the pan. Repeat with another pie and gently press in. Add a layer of wafer cookies and top with remaining whipped cream. Add crushed wafer cookies on top for garnish. Freeze overnight. Remove the springform pan and fill in sides and edges of cake with remaining whipped cream.

The ABCs of Invisalign Your New Smile is Waiting!




your smile is a big step. That’s why I meet with patients on almost a daily basis in order to help them decide the best way to proceed. Up until recently, patients relied on the traditional metal braces that most of us are familiar with. Fortunately, today patients can now take advantage of a brand new technology from Invisalign. These clear aligners from Invisalign represent an allnew and exciting alternative to traditional metal braces. They are: » Virtually invisible » Easily removable for eating and drinking » Easily removable for brushing and flossing » Comfortable If you’re ready to see if Invisalign is right for you, just call our office to schedule your no-cost, no-obligation consultation. If you’re ready to get started, we will create your very own personalized treatment plan. Your treatment plan begins with a precise digital scan (no goopy putty required).

Next, your digital scan is used to create your custom aligners. Your custom aligners are carefully designed to gently shift your teeth in stages to achieve your desired smile. Patients typically wear aligners for a minimum of 20 hours per day and replace aligners at two-week intervals during the treatment period. Because each of our

teeth is surrounded by periodontal ligaments that permit controlled movement at the teeth, Invisalign aligners gently realign your teeth by shifting them to the new desired location. If you’re ready to discover that perfect smile, I encourage you to call Heritage Family Dentistry at 865-816-9211 to schedule your free consultation. Our compassionate and caring dental care professionals can help you achieve that healthy looking smile that you’ve been dreaming of. At Heritage Family Dentistry, we offer every member of your family a full range of dental services, including routine dental care, cosmetic dentistry, crowns and bridges, Invisalign orthodontics, digital radiography, gum treatment, implant dentistry, sedation dentistry, and more.

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offers month-to-month memberships with no long-term commitments, 24/7 access to 170+ locations, and great amenities. We are affordable for families, too, through our unique Friends and Family program. Your family, or you and a friend, will get two memberships for one monthly price of just $39, and both memberships include full access to the tanning and HydroMassage beds. Have kids or more friends/ family you’d like to share your plan with? Add them on for only $10 each! Workout Anytime locations are owned and operated by members of your community. Local owners, April and Kurt Nitzsche, would love to invite you in for a free seven-day trial of their clubs in Maryville and Bearden. When you’re ready to get into the best shape of your life, we are here for you and your family 24/7!

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TYR Pro Swim Series 2019 Opener Set for Knoxville in January


HE 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series

will kick-off the New Year January 9-12 in Knoxville. The four-day meet will take place at the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center on the campus of the University of Tennessee, marking the first time Knoxville has played host to a TYR Pro Swim Series event. “We are incredibly excited to bring the TYR Pro Swim Series to Knoxville for the first time ever,” said Tim Hinchey, USA Swimming President & CEO. “The bid group’s excitement was palpable, and we know both the local organizing committee and the city will provide first-class service for our athletes and fans.” The 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series marked the first time USA Swimming selected its events via a request for proposal and bid process. The highly-competitive process yielded many submissions from communities across the country. Together with USA Swimming, the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) will play a vital role in the planning, community connections, local sponsorships, ticket sales, and marketing of the event. “We are thrilled to be hosting the kick-off 20


event for the 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series,” said Chad Culver, Senior Director of the Visit Knoxville Sports Commission. “This is a huge win for Knoxville and our entire swimming community. The Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center is a world class facility that will be a great host for the event.” The TYR Pro Swim Series is a three-anda-half day long course event that consists of six stops across the country from January through November. The meet, which traditionally runs from Wednesday afternoon to Saturday, is televised on NBC Sports Network, the Olympic Channel, as well as live streamed at www.usaswimming.org. The five remaining stops will be announced soon. Historically each stop attracts between 400-600 of the world’s top swimmers, including USA Swimming National Team members, Junior National Team members, and top 50 world ranked swimmers. Most recently, in 2018, Olympian Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, MD/Stanford Swimming/NCAP) broke a world record (15:20.48) in the 1500m freestyle at a TYR Pro Swim Series meet. Knoxville has hosted a number of highprofile sporting events, including the USA

Cycling Pro Road & Time Trials National Championships, USA Diving AT&T National Championships, SEC Swimming and Diving Championships, REV3 Triathlon, and University of Tennessee athletic events. Tickets for the individual TYR Pro Swim Series stops will go on sale in late 2018. For more information, visit www.usaswimming.org. About USA Swimming As the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events, and education. Our membership is comprised of swimmers from the age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers. USA Swimming is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition, including the Olympic Games, and strives to serve the sport through its core objectives: Build the base, promote the sport, achieve competitive success.

The Real Benefits of Doggy Daycare



living in our strange human world with different needs than ours. Dogs believe humans have strange customs and weird rules. Humans don’t enjoy being jumped on or nipped in the butt when playing. That’s just plain weird to your dog. Our dogs have adapted to living in our households, but they still yearn for the same species sounds, smells, and interactions. It’s nice for your dog to forget about our human nonsense and “just be dogs.” You can make this happen at doggy daycare. Not all dogs are the same, and there are some who are not well suited for a group daycare setting. An honest evaluation of your dog’s behavior and personality can determine who he or she will play with well. Most dogs benefit from having regular interactions with other dogs, even if it’s just sight and smell. At Ms. C’s, we pair your dog with other like-size dogs with similar personality and play behaviors. Daycare is beneficial to dogs whether they attend once a week or every day. Benefits include: » Socialization – Dogs need to be around other dogs to learn the dos and don’ts of how to play nicely with others. If your dog is not exposed to other dogs regularly, they can become anti-social, which can result in reactivity, anxiety, and aggression towards other dogs.


For a dog to be social, they need consistent positive social interaction with other dogs. » Exercise – Walks are mandatory for a healthy dog, but unless you’re speed walking or running, you’re barely scratching the surface of a dog’s exercise needs. Nothing can replicate the energy expenditure of dogs playing together. » You get a break – We lead hectic lives – long hours at work, running errands, shopping, taking kids to special events, everyday chores – with no hours left in the day to relax. You can’t rush home to let the dog out, but he’s been home all day and needs to go potty. Responsible dog care requires a considerable investment of time. Doggy daycare gives you a much needed break without feeling guilty. Dogs come home happily tired, ready to rest. A win-win for all! Call to discover how your dog can benefit from doggy daycare. Ms. C’s offers daycare from 7:30 am to 6 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.


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Ijams Nature Center Launches Members-Only Hikes

JAMS NATURE CENTER is kicking off a new series of members-only, monthly hikes that explore areas beyond Ijams’ borders. “We’ve been looking at ways to increase the benefits of an Ijams membership, because member support makes this non-profit nature center possible, and we want to recognize that,” said Amber Parker, Ijams Executive Director. “These special hikes feature a small group experience led by someone who knows a great deal about the history, flora, and fauna of some of East Tennessee’s most beautiful areas.” Each hike is open to only 15 people who have a current Ijams Nature Center membership. Prices range from $60-$75 per person, depending on the length of the hike. Nature expert, Ken Voorhis, will lead a moderate 4.5-mile hike to Courthouse Rock with a possible 2-mile extension to Quilliams Cave on November 10. The trail is a fairly welltraveled path up a small drainage on the side of Sugarland Mountain from Newfound Gap Road. Hikers will experience some wonderful views across the valley toward Mount LeConte. The fee is $60.

The last members-only hike of 2018 on December 8 is a strenuous 8-mile hike of Ramsay Cascades and features an elevation gain of more than 2,000 feet. Participants must be able to climb rock steps and tackle a fairly continual uphill climb after the initial two miles on an old roadbed. This popular hike features a spectacular waterfall at the top and old growth forest with wonderful diversity and record-sized trees along the way. This hike is $75 per person. Voorhis recently retired from his position of chief operations and education officer from Yellowstone Forever, the non-profit education and philanthropic partner of Yellowstone National Park, and returned to East Tennessee. “Ken has been a leader on a national level, helping to build capacity for in-depth learning programs in national parks,” said Parker. “He is an avid photographer, storyteller, writer, and musician and enjoys outdoor pursuits, including hiking, canoeing, skiing, birding, botanizing, and exploring out-of-the-way, wild places. He also has a great sense of humor, so you know you’ll learn a lot and have a great time!”

All hikes will meet at the trailhead. Specific directions, packing instructions, etc. will be sent upon registration. Hikes occur rain or shine. Early registration is strongly encouraged. Ijams Nature Center is primarily supported by members and donors. Basic memberships include individual memberships for $35, senior memberships for ages 60+ for $25, and family memberships (two adults and their children under the age of 19) for $60. The nature center also has legacy memberships, including Friends of Ijams, for $100-$499, Conservationist for $500-$1,909, and the 1910 Society for $1,910+. Ijams Nature Center is a non-profit, 315-acre educational nature center for all ages, abilities, and walks of life. Located just three miles from downtown Knoxville, Ijams features 12 miles of hiking and mixed-use trails, a public access river dock, swimming, boating, biking, and more. The Ijams grounds and trails are open every day from 8 am until dusk. The Visitor Center is open Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. For more information, call 865-577-4717 or visit www.Ijams.org. November 2018 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


Flowers After Hours – Winter Wonderland!


ANDOM ACTS OF FLOWERS will host Flowers

A f t e r H o u r s o n We d n e s d a y, December 12! Doors open at 5:30 pm, and the class will be from 6 to 8 pm. This is a perfect time to get your girlfriends together for a fun night out where you’ll learn how to make beautiful floral arrangements! Lisa Foster Floral Design will instruct participants in a hands-on demonstration of basic floral design. Each attendee will produce a floral arrangement they will take with them and a second arrangement that will be delivered to an ill or elderly member of our community, adding enrichment to RAF’s mission of delivering hope and kindness. The $35 ticket price includes container, flowers, and instruction on floral arranging. Coffee, water, and light appetizers will be provided. BYOB for participants 21 and over. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www. RAFKnoxville.org. Select the events tab at the top of the page. All event proceeds benefit Random Acts of Flowers, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that improves the emotional health and well-being of individuals in healthcare

Danny Busler from CACHEPOT Floral and Garden teaching participants about floral design at RAF’s October public Flowers After Hours event

facilities by delivering recycled flowers, encouragement, and personal moments of kindness. If you have questions or want to learn more about Random Acts of Flowers, call 865-633-9082, email info@rafknoxville. org, or visit www.RAFKnoxville.org. If you are interested in booking a private Flowers After Hours event, please email Mandie Beeler at Mandie@RAFKnoxville. org or call 865-633-9082. Private parties are perfect for birthday parties, bridal showers, reunions, or even just a special girls’ night out! Private events require a minimum commitment of 15 people per class.

Participants from the October event show off some of the beautiful bouquets they made for individuals in a local healthcare facility


Tremont Institute Invites You to Volunteer Work Day on December 1st



Tremont invites you to Volunteer Work Day on Saturday, December 1. Community members of all ages and ability levels are welcome to attend and enjoy a day in the Smokies. Volunteer Work Day is a long-standing tradition at Tremont Institute. Volunteers arrive at 9 am and spend the day helping Tremont with a variety of projects on campus. Projects include clearing ditches, spreading gravel, stacking firewood, washing windows, trail maintenance, raking leaves, and more. Outdoor and indoor projects will be available. To say thank you for your hard work, you will be treated to a homemade lunch served in Tremont’s dining hall. The event will take place on Tremont’s campus in Great Smoky Mountains National Park at 9275 Tremont Road in Townsend. To participate in Volunteer Work Day, register online at www.gsmit.org/event/volunteer-day-2018. Registration is required by November 14th. For more information, contact Laura Beth Denton at laurabeth@gsmit.org. Tremont Institute loves their volunteers and would not be able to accomplish their goals without dedicated help and support from our local community. Thank you for supporting Tremont’s mission of connecting people to nature inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park.



Tremont Institute Opens Registration for 2019 Summer and Adult Programs Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont invites you to explore nature and to participate in a program in 2019. Tremont Institute hosts a range of outdoor programs designed for all ages to live and learn in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The 2019 program schedule offers summer camps for kids and young adults, family camp, professional development for teachers, photography workshops, hiking, naturalist programs, backpacking, wilderness emergency medical courses, and more. Program participants typically stay at Tremont’s campus for three to 10 days. Program prices include lodging and meals provided by Tremont Institute. Summer camps include firefly camp, discovery camp, wilderness adventure trek, girls in science, teen high adventure, and more. Register today and receive a $50 discount on selected summer camps. Discount ends February 21, 2019. Tremont offers unique educator programs, including “Teacher Escape Weekends.” This program is designed to meet other teachers, share ideas, and equip teachers with the tools and knowledge to bring experiential learning to their schoolyard. Teachers who participate have the opportunity to bring their students to Tremont at a reduced cost. Registration for teachers to bring school groups will open at a later date. To learn more and to register for a program, visit ww.gsmit.org/ program/calendar.

Best Wishes for a Wonderful Family Thanksgiving B Y J AC K W I L S O N , O W N E R O F S W E E T WAT E R F LO W E R S H O P


N B E H A L F of all of us here at Sweetwater Flower Shop and Upstairs at The Mansion Restaurant, we would like to wish each of you a wonderful family Thanksgiving. We are so grateful to each and every one of you for your continued support and encouragement throughout our 54 years. This holiday season is a very special time of the year when we transform our entire two floors into an autumn and holiday winter wonderland that we wish to share with you. We would like to personally invite each of you to share our special holiday wonderland now through December. We’re confident you’ll find it truly magical and inspiring, and it’s also our way of saying thank you to all of our faithful customers. Please come and share these most special times of the year with us.

Christmas Fashion Show November 5th at 6:30 pm Call 423-337-6623 to reserve your spot! Never has our shop had such a huge selection of both autumn and Christmas wreaths and table arrangements, as well as holiday home décor and Christmas ornaments. You’ll also discover hundreds of floral arrangements, all designed and handmade by me personally, along with a large selection of beautiful gifts, including ladies’ apparel, scarves, designer handbags, designer-inspired jewelry, home décor items, and much more that will make perfect holiday gifts even for that person on your holiday shopping list that seems to have everything. And for your added shopping convenience, you can also find our holiday wreaths and florals at the Southern Market, located at 5400 Homberg Drive in Knoxville. We have also just finished stocking our University of Tennessee room with lots of new merchandise now available for your holiday gift-giving, including UT women’s clothing, accessories, and jewelry, Christmas ornaments, wall hangings, clocks, and lamps. For the Big Orange fan on your Christmas list, Sweetwater Flower Shop is sure to have just what you need for that special “Go Vols” Christmas gift. Not sure what to get that special person on your shopping list? A gift certificate from Sweetwater Flower Shop makes a great gift that everyone will be sure to appreciate. We look forward to your visit this holiday season and for the opportunity to share our special holiday greetings with each and every one of you.

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ITH 100,000 LIGHTS being installed just in the downtown core alone, city workers have already begun to hang strands of lights. There’s a lot of effort – a labor of love, really – that goes into making Christmas in the City a special season. The emotional payoff for City Public Service Department crews comes on Friday, November 23, when all those lights are switched on during the Regal Celebration of Lights on Market Square and in Krutch Park and Krutch Park Extension. The Regal Celebration of Lights and the accompanying opening of the Market Square outdoor ice skating rink kick off a more than month-long series of art and music performances, public gatherings, and the annual WIVK Christmas Parade on December 7.

Christmas in the City Events This Season Regal Celebration of Lights: November 23 from 6 to 9 pm in Market Square, Krutch Park & Krutch Park Extension Join us for the lighting of our 42’ tree in Krutch Park Extension. Enjoy live music, train rides, pictures with Santa, face painting, and more. WDVX Holiday Ho Ho Ho Down will be on Bill Lyons Pavilion from 6:30 to 9 pm. Market Street will have local businesses doing crafts with children, stop by Home Depot’s Little Elves Workshop, make a card to be sent to our soldiers with American Red Cross “Cards for Heroes,” and don’t forget to stop by and see the miniature train set! Music starts at 5:30 pm, the lighting of the tree ceremony begins at 6 pm, and other activities will begin after. Knoxville’s Holidays on Ice: November 23 through January 6, 2019 in Market Square Whether with family, friends, or on a date, you’ll love skating in the heart of downtown Knoxville in Market Square! Join us at Holidays 24


Kicks Off on November 23

on Ice presented by Home Federal Bank to make memories that will last long after the holidays are over. Enjoy skating under the stars and twinkling lights while listening to music every night. There may even be a panda sighting by our Holidays on Ice mascot, Peppermint Panda! The rink will be open every day, weather permitting, except for Christmas Day. Admission is $11 for adults and $8 for children 12 years and younger, which includes entry fee, skate rental and sales tax. Season passes are available for $50 for adults and $35 for children age 12 and younger. Visa, MasterCard and cash are accepted. For more information, including hours and rink closure due to weather, call 865-215-4423 or visit www.facebook.com/ knoxvillesholidaysonice.

Christmas at Chilhowee Park: November 30 from 6 to 9 pm at Chilhowee Park and Exposition Center Join us for a free event in Chilhowee Park and Exposition Center. We will light the tree on the bandstand and will have live music and many free activities. Come build a gingerbread house with Austin East Culinary Arts Department. We will have train rides for all ages, pictures with Santa Claus, hot cocoa by All Occasion Catering, face painting, and balloon animals, and The Muse Knoxville and The Home Depot will have a special activity. WIVK Christmas Parade: December 7 at 7 pm along Gay Street The parade will start on Church Avenue near the Coliseum, then turn right onto Gay Street, then turn right onto Jackson Avenue, and will disband in the Old City past Barley’s. Bands, dancers, lighted floats, characters, and Santa Claus parade down Gay Street and brings fun holiday spirit to all! To enter a float in the parade, you will need to fill out an application with WIVK.

Tour de Lights: December 14 at 7 pm starting in Market Square Decorate your bike with lights and garland and decorate yourself with décor for the holiday bike ride through 4th and Gill area. Photo booths, refreshments, and bike safety checks at both staging areas will be from 6:15 to 7:15 pm, and the ride starts at 7:30 pm. There will be a photo booth and refreshments at the Market Square stage (north) location only from 8:15 to 9 pm. At 8:45 pm, the winner of Best Themed Group will be announced. For more information, visit www.ibikeknx.com New Year’s Eve on the Square: December 31 at 10 pm Bring in 2019 with your friends and family on Market Square. Music starts at 10 pm and the ball drop is at midnight. To keep up with the dozens of Christmas in the City concerts, movies, bike rides, community events, and other happenings, download the City of Knoxville’s Special Events app, available for free for all smartphone and mobile devices. Search for “Knoxville Events.” Events and updates will also be online at www.knoxvilletn. gov/christmas.

Join Us for Holiday Cheer Sip & Shop BY JES SE BOLING, OWNER OF URBAN HOME & GIF TS


OT SURE what gifts to purchase for those very special people on your shopping list this holiday season? Here’s a suggestion. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 4th, from 4 to 6 pm for Urban Home & Gifts’ first annual Holiday Cheer Sip & Shop event. Discover a wide selection of personally selected gifts that you’re not likely to find anywhere else. Take advantage of unadvertised specials throughout the store while savoring some festive holiday cheer. Also, be sure to register to win one of our holiday door prizes. From now until the day of our event, you will discover a treasure trove of unique gifts, with new gift selections arriving daily. Choose from our wide selection of holiday gifts, including our designer-inspired jewelry, hand-crafted Voluspa candles, and scrumptious gourmet food items that will transform any holiday gathering from an ordinary event into an extraordinary event. And yes, you will find the award-winning, all-natural, and gluten-free Raven’s Original Raspberry Jalapeño Jam, which has become the favorite of so many. You will also find Afghans, decorative pi l lo w s , p er s on a l s t a t ion a r y, accent lanterns, and serving trays, in addition to a large selection of seasonal items like belsnickles, snowmen, holiday wreaths, florals and sprays, Christmas trees and trimmings, and much more. Say goodbye to the “big box’’ holiday shopping forever, and say hello to an entirely new shopping venue that will satisfy everyone on your holiday shopping list – even those that seem to have everything. Also, be sure to join Urban Home & Gifts’ “UHG Rewards Program,” where you can earn 10% cash back on every purchase you make. There are absolutely no rewards cards to keep track of. Urban Home & Gifts is located at 10965 Kingston Pike in Farragut, where it shares space with Knox Graphics & Designs. We’re located near Costco and Lovell Road beside Sir Goony’s Family Fun Center in the StoneCrest Shopping Center. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 4th, from 4 to 6 pm and prepare yourself for our first ever Holiday Cheer Sip & Shop event and shop where Mrs. Claus does all of her holiday shopping.

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Christmas at Biltmore



goes back more than 120 years, Christmas at Biltmore enchants those who visit Biltmore during its annual holiday celebration set for November 3 through January 6, 2019. Every year Biltmore transforms into an unforgettable yuletide vacation destination. Biltmore’s design team will weave this year’s theme – “The Art of Christmas” – throughout every element created for the season, taking inspiration from both individual pieces of artwork in the house, as well as places that George Vanderbilt traveled to collect artwork. Inside the 250-room Biltmore House, a towering 35-foot-tall Fraser Fir tree laden with ornaments and wrapped packages tucked into its branches serves as the seasonal centerpiece. Guests may enjoy the entire estate as part of admission. More than 100 Christmas trees – each hand-decorated and styled – will grace the house and estate combined. The Conservatory anchoring the Walled Garden is filled with poinsettias and offers a daily complimentary seminar that provides tips for guests’ own holiday décor. At Antler Hill Village & Winery, guests may enjoy free tastings of Biltmore wines. Biltmore Winery will be decorated with 7,000 globe-shaped ornaments hanging from the ceiling, giving guests the feeling of being inside a bottle of sparkling wine. Weekends in Antler Hill Village will feature carolers sharing Christmas favorites and Santa making appearances at the bandstand to hear wish lists from guests of all ages. A constellation of holiday lights illuminates trees, buildings, and paths in Antler Hill Village, making it a must-see. 26


Candlelight Christmas Evenings Biltmore House glows with candlelight and firelight, changing the daytime visit’s mood and experience. By reservation only, Candlelight Christmas Evenings in Biltmore House allow guests to step back in time with an experience more like Vanderbilt’s guests had during their first Christmas Eve spent in Biltmore House in 1895. Musicians stationed throughout the house such as choirs and instrumental duos perform seasonal favorites. Setting the unique scene is a 55-foot Norway spruce sparkling in the center of the front lawn and surrounded by 35 illuminated evergreens. Luminaries line the walkway to the house.

Christmas at Biltmore 2018 Event Details Christmas at Biltmore features the following holiday activities and events: » Now through Dec. 31, daily, 1:30 pm: A Gardener’s Place Seminar “Nature-Inspired Holiday Tablescapes” » Nov. 2 through Jan. 5, Friday and Saturdays, 3-7:30 pm: Roving Holiday Carolers in Antler Hill Village » Nov. 3 through Jan. 6, daily: Christmas at Biltmore daytime experience » Nov. 3 through Jan. 5, daily: Candlelight Christmas Evenings nighttime experience » Nov. 3 through Jan. 6, daily, 5:30 pm-midnight: Illumination of Antler Hill Village » Nov. 3 through Jan. 6, daily: Conservatory’s annual seasonal display » Nov. 3 through Jan. 6, daily: Complimentary wine tasting at Biltmore Winery. Winery specialty tours available with additional price and reservations required. » Nov. 3 through Jan. 5, Fridays & Saturdays, 6 and 7 pm: Candlelight Winery Tour with

an intimate look into the winemaking process and tasting with light cheese pairing. Additional price and reservations required. » Nov. 3 through Dec. 23, Select dates, 1-5 pm: Visits with Santa at the bandstand in Antler Hill Village » Nov. 3 through Jan. 5, Select dates, 3-10 pm: Bonfires in Antler Hill Village with s’mores kits available for purchase at The Creamery » Dec. 15 through 22, Select dates, 1-3 pm: The Inn on Biltmore Estate’s Annual Gingerbread House Tea. Additional price and reservations required. » Ongoing: Festive holiday meals prepared by award-winning chefs served in all of the estate’s restaurants Overnight Stays Guests looking to extend their holiday visits have several options. For those seeking a retreat with personalized service, The Inn on Biltmore Estate offers four-star accommodations in a private hilltop setting. Holiday packages starting with Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve are available. Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate is for the guest looking for a casual overnight stay. Village Hotel is located in the heart of Antler Hill Village with a convenient home base steps away from shopping, dining, Biltmore Winery, and live music in the Village. Special holiday packages are available. Seasonal activities and events for overnight guests include ornament decorating December 23–24 at The Inn on Biltmore Estate, cookie decorating at Village Hotel on select dates between December 15–24, and more. For tickets, reservations, and more information, visit www.biltmore.com/visit. Photos courtesy of Everything Knoxville

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Legacy Housing Foundation Hosts Cajun-themed Benefit


EGACY HOUSING Foundation’s upcoming benefit promises to be a party like no other in this neck of the woods. On November 9, the Foundation will host Fais Do-Do, a Cajun dance party complete with hearty gumbo, sizzling two-stepping, and one of the world’s best Cajun bands, Steve Riley and The Mamou Playboys. Legacy’s Fais Do-Do will be held at The Standard, located at 416 W. Jackson Avenue in downtown Knoxville. Doors will open at 7 pm for the gumbo supper, and the band will start at 8 pm. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased online at www.legacyfaisdodo.eventbrite.com. Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys entertain with Cajun French music driven by the accordion and fiddle to deliver authentic southwestern Louisiana sound. The band has released more than a dozen albums and this year celebrates 30 years together as the powerhouse of Cajun music. Legacy Housing Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that serves subsidized housing communities throughout East Tennessee by providing programs and goods for individuals and families with limited income. All proceeds from Fais DoDo will go toward the foundation. For more information, visit www.legacyhousingfoundation.org.



enjoyed many funfilled adventures on the water this season with family and friends, but how much you will be able to enjoy next year’s boating season may depend on the performance of the required end-of-the-year maintenance, winterization, and storage recommendations made by your watercraft’s manufacturer. The failure to perform these recommended procedures can lead to poor performance, expensive repairs, and the premature aging of your boat. Premier Watersports has a complete, full-service maintenance center to take care of all of your winterization, storage, and maintenance needs to make sure that your boat is fully ready for the start of the 2019 boating season. From oil changes, complete overhauls, and customization, our experienced, factory trained technicians can take care of all of your boating maintenance needs. You can bring your boat to us, or if you winter on the water, we can come to you. Need a place to safely store your boat for the winter? Premier Watersports offers secure outdoor storage at its West Knoxville location, which is conveniently located just off Watt Road and I-40. Our storage area is both fenced and well lighted for your boat’s full protection. With Christmas just a month away, how about putting that new boat you’ve been dreaming about under your family’s tree this holiday season just in time for the 2019 boating season? We offer quality watercraft from Moomba, Supra, and Yamaha and pontoons from Sylvan, in addition to our large selection of quality, pre-owned boats. Don’t delay! Call us today to make sure that your next season on the water is even better than your last.

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Bobby Brown and Todd Richesin invite you to shop Bobby Todd in Knoxville at 4514 Old Kingston Pike in the upper level of Todd Richesin Interiors. Bobby Todd has been completely transformed into a Christmas wonderland with everything that you need to make this holiday season truly memorable.


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XPERIENCE 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 Tuesday, December 4, at 6:30 pm at Cherokee Country Club, located at 5138 Lyons View Pike. Bid on unique items in arts & culture, travel, food & wine, home & garden, professional & personal growth, and more. The Joy of Music School is a 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 not for the generous support of our community. To find out how you can get involved, call 865525-6806 or visit www.joyofmusicschool.org.



Each year Bobby and Todd visualize the store in a totally new way for the Christmas season. This year red and white ornaments adorn the garlands as snowflakes descend from the windows above woodland animals. Beautiful French wired ribbons for the bows add the Bobby Todd signature touch to the decorations. Bobby Todd has a wide selection of whimsical and vintage-inspired Christmas decorations, featuring Lori Mitchell, Shiny Brite, Bethany Lowe, Joe Spencer, Byers Choice, and Cody Foster. Each year these artists offer new collections that will become cherished family Christmas heirlooms. There is a full assortment of items for your entertaining and gift giving needs as well. Holiday candles from Aunt Sadies, Votivo, NEST, and Seda France, guest and kitchen towels, placemats, and napkins, scented soaps and lotions, and Arthur Court and Mudpie serving pieces are featured. Other fantastic gift offerings at Bobby Todd include Julie Vos and GYPSY jewelry, cashmere scarves, the Cat’s Pajamas, Snoozies, plush throws, puzzles, Spode Woodland dinnerware, Movo Globes, and much more. Bobby Todd has something for everyone on your Christmas shopping list. As always, Bobby Todd offers complimentary holiday gift bags with each gift purchase. Join Bobby and Todd at Bobby Todd this season, and discover how their slogan, “Making Spirits Bright,” rings true year after year.

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you’ve never heard of.” That’s how master musician, Robert Berry, describes himself. That may be true when it comes to the bulk of music fans but not for those who get into the nuts and bolts of music and how it’s made. He’s arguably most known as the bassist/ vocalist for 3, the Emerson, Lake, and Palmer spinoff that consisted of Berry, Carl Palmer, and Keith Emerson. Additionally, he was vocalist and guitarist for Ambrosia (from 2000-2010) and has worked with Alliance, December People, and the Greg Kihn Band. If being a studio wiz and band member wasn’t enough, Robert has also released five solo projects and has pitched in on an impressive number of tribute albums. His latest project is titled “3.2 – The Rules Have Changed.” It’s an album that was to be the follow-up to 3’s debut album and would’ve featured Keith Emerson. However, as music fans know, Keith left us far too soon in March 2016. It’s about 3.2 that I caught up with Robert by phone at his Silicon Valley home recently. We started with the background to the album. “Keith, Carl, and I had a band called 3. In 1987, we got together. In 1988, it came out. We toured. We had a Top Ten hit. We had a very successful tour.” After a great debut album and a very successful tour, the band broke up. Fast-forward almost 30 years, and the record industry began to clamor for something from 3 again. “I said okay. We had four songs written with ideas and another one in concept. I had



all kinds of files from him – digital things of pieces where he had recorded the keyboard parts. I had a cassette tape from 1988 with a song we didn’t use that I now thought was really great.” Then came the news that rocked his world and that of the rock music world. “In three months, I get a call from Keith’s ex-wife, Eleanor, who I knew well when I lived in England when we were working on the first album. She said, ‘Keith’s gone.’ I’m like, ‘What?’ ‘Yeah, he’s gone.’ “I hung up the phone. It really hit me hard. That was the only time I had a Top Ten record – it was with Keith Emerson, and he was the sound of it. We’d stayed friends for 27 years. Done all kinds of things. He was my highest profile friend. The guy who’s always going to be in the history books. He was a funny guy. Of course I had always had that dream of a second 3 album, because for me, that was the best thing and greatest success that I had ever had as a musician. “Here it was, coming around again, and all of a sudden – boom! All of that was gone. One phone call. Gone. It was really tough on me. It’s hard for me to explain, because I’d lost my dad and I’d lost some friends to cancer, and it’s always very sad for me. But that loss hasn’t also impacted my career and how I kind of defined myself and my goals, so this one was a triple whammy – a quadruple whammy. I lost so much in so many ways. But of course, mostly a really sweet, funny friend that I just loved talking to. He always made me feel like a viable part of the music community, because Keith Emerson was my

friend. It was really amazing! “It haunted me. I’m thinking, ‘I’m just going to do it as 1 and we’ll see where it heads.’ A year later, it’s done. I sent Serafino a copy – the rough mixes. He said, ‘This is genius! We’ve got to put this out!’ I’m thinking, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah.’ “This was a year of me sitting alone in my studio in the dark saying, ‘What would Keith do here? What would I do if he did that?’ Sort of taking on both sides of the conversation.” And what has the response been from Keith’s family and friends to the album? “I got the nicest post from Aaron Emerson, his son. I can’t remember exactly what he wrote, but it was something like, ‘I know it was a labor of love. You did a great job. We’re proud of the album.’ Gave it his stamp of approval.” There’s no doubt that Keith Emerson fans will give “3.2 – The Rules Have Changed” their stamp of approval, too. There is much more to this interview that can be read in its entirety at www. boomerocity.com. You can keep up with Robert Berry and his forthcoming tour schedule by visiting www.RobertBerry.com. Randy’s first interview was at the tender age of 13 with none other than Col. Tom Parker. Thirty-six years later he founded the webzine, Boomerocity.com, and has conducted close to 200 interviews with some of the most interesting people in music.

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Classic with a twist. This bright orange and red chinoiserie ginger jar features a large scale avian floral and is a beautiful addition to any space as a centerpiece or accent. Available at Decorating Den Interiors, 521 Lovell Road, Suite 205 in Knoxville, 865.392.6222, www.SandyKozar.DecoratingDen.com.


The perfect place for family members and friends to place coats, hats, bags, and umbrellas, this beautiful, solid hardwood hall tree is hand-crafted by our very own Amish craftsmen. This coat rack is just one of hundreds of 100% Amish hand-crafted furniture pieces you’ll discover at Amish Excellence, 613 N. Campbell Station Road in Knoxville, 865.392.6000, www.amishexcellence.com.


CH Interiors & Gifts has just what parents and little ones will love: Unique, entertaining, and heavenly soft stuffed animals, toys, blankets, and WubbaNub pacifiers that are as cute as baby! Coordinating gift cards and complimentary wrapping available for a lovely shower gift or just to show you care. Available at CH Interiors & Gifts, 12556 Kingston Pike in Knoxville, 865.288.7887, www.chinteriorsandgifts.com/baby.


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This exquisite Murano vase from the Venetian Island of Murano is just one of the hundreds of home décor, art, furnishings, and Oriental rugs that you’ll discover at prices far below their original retail pricing. Available at Premiere Consignment, 320 Lakeside Plaza in Tellico Village, 865.458.9721, www.premiereconsignment.com.


This beautifully designed and hand-crafted Christmas wreath is the creation of Jack Wilson, master floral designer and owner of Sweetwater Flower Shop. It’s just one of the hundreds of his floral creations you’ll discover at Sweetwater Flower Shop, 118 W. North Street in Sweetwater, 423.337.6623


Voluspa is a true hand-crafted luxury candle that features exquisite scents and cool, colorful, reusable containers. Voluspa candles burn up to 90% cleaner than 100% soy wax candles while maintaining their integrity and proprietary fragrances. Available exclusively at Urban Home & Gifts, 10965 Kingston Pike in Knoxville, 865.777.5669, www.urbanhomegifts.com.


It’s party season! Whether a tailgate or a holiday get-together, these delicious dip mixes, pepper jellies, and bruschetta toppings make entertaining an affordable breeze. Available at The Town Framery & Gifts, 12814 Kingston Pike in Farragut, 865.671.6627, www.thetownframery.com.



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repl a c ement w i ndow s i s a n important factor in selecting new windows, but perhaps it’s not as important as who installs them. Poorly installed, your replacement windows may not achieve the energy efficiency ratings you were promised. They could allow outside air to infiltrate into your home and can even allow precipitation to enter into your home, resulting in expensive water damage that might go undetected for months or even years. Did you know that even the highest quality replacement windows that are improperly installed can result in windows that are difficult to open and close over time? That’s why at Window Works in Knoxville, we select our craftsmen as carefully as we select the replacement windows we sell. Homeowners are assured of not only a wide selection of outstanding replacement windows to choose form, but also the very best installation serv ices available anywhere.

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At Window Works, each one of our insta llation tea ms include a tea m leader with a minimum of 20 years of experience. This is your assurance that your new replacement windows from Window Works will be installed correctly the first time, providing you with many years of outstanding service. This is all backed up with our peace of mind product warranty and our A+ Better Business Bureau rating.

If you’re considering replacing your home’s w indows, we inv ite you to discover the Window Works difference. Be sure to ask us about our replacement windows from OK NA , perhaps the most innovative and highest quality replacement windows introduced in the last 25 years. Also, don’t forget to ask us about the other services and products we offer, including siding, gutters, shutters, and patio doors. Our Better Business Bureau A+ rating, lifetime warranty, financing, and fast turnaround time are all combined to provide each homeowner with the very best products and installation experience available anywhere. To learn more, call Window Works today at 865-560-3044 or visit www.windowworksus.com.

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Big or Small: We Do It All! Inside or Out: Give Us a Shout! BY CHRISTINA FITZWILLIAM, C O - O W N E R O F S U R FAC E D O C , I N C .


ET ME APOLOGIZE for that lengthy title. For this month’s article,

my husband, John, wanted me to write something that encompassed ALL we do. Ten years ago we were a “tile and grout” company that also did carpet, so a catchy subject was a pretty short order. But a decade later we have found ourselves specializing in so many other surfaces that it makes for a lengthy title! Most everyone around Knoxville knows that we are the best at cleaning tile and grout, but surprisingly we still have clients that don’t know that one of our most in-demand services is exterior natural stone (bluestone, flagstone, slate, etc.). We also do all sorts of carpet cleaning, from steam extraction to Roto-vac restoration, both with eco-friendly cleaners. For our clients that want to go the extra mile, we offer Scotchgard protection. We continue to resurrect many carpets and save our clients costly replacements. But back to our exterior services. What began as mostly driveways and walkways expanded quickly to docks, pool decks, and composite decking. As word got around about how good we were at exterior surfaces, we began to get numerous requests for soft washing and vertical surfaces. So this year we invested in equipment to safely soft wash houses and roofs made of sensitive and exotic material: Cedar shakes and shingles, stucco, vinyl, and brick. For roofs, we can tackle asphalt shingles, slate, clay, and even metal. Once your outdoor surfaces are clean, many areas can be sealed to protect it for years from the abuse of Mother Nature. Why is our soft-washing so effective? What makes us better than other companies? To start with, we have been fortunate enough to have partnered with the manufacturers of a top-quality soft wash solution. Since the product we use also contains a commercial grade rinse aid, when Surface Doc does an exterior soft wash, you also get the added benefit of clean windows! In addition, our cleaning technicians will go the extra mile to treat your property with care to ensure nothing gets damaged. We encourage you to visit our webpage (www.surfacedoc.com), Facebook (@ surfacedoc), or our Instagram (surfacedocinc) to review our weekly photos of current clients. If you are curious about YOUR troublesome surface, chances are you’ll find exactly what you are looking for in one of our past jobs. If you’ve been a client of ours, you may even see your floor or outdoor surfaces pictured! With the holidays upon us, there’s no doubt that you are sprucing up for your relatives and friends. Surface Doc is the one call that does it all; inside or out, give us a SHOUT! Our professional team will show up and help you tackle your most daunting tasks. Give us a call today and have a cleaner tomorrow!

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to pay the full retail price when shopping, especially for furniture? Most items sold at retail stores today inherently include significant markups, and furniture and room décor are no exceptions. That’s why we launched Premiere Consignment. Premiere Consignment offers both buyers and sellers the perfect venue for conveniently buying and selling quality, name brand, gently used furniture, décor, Oriental and area rugs, and art at prices far below their original retail selling prices. The sellers win because they can conveniently sell no longer used quality items resulting from a relocation, downsizing, or estate sale. Safety is another important consideration, because sellers don’t have to invite strangers into their home or sit and wait for buyers who never show up or who want to negotiate an already agreed upon price for an item. Buyers all have full access to our fullservice eBay store as well. Buyers especially appreciate our large selection, as well as our convenient showroom location and business hours. And because we accept most forms of payment, there is no need for sellers to be concerned about bad checks or handling large amounts of cash. Homeowners, here’s a great suggestion for the upcoming holidays. Think back to how conveniently guests were able to enjoy your home last holiday season. Did a particular room appear cluttered, or was the traffic pattern or flow obstructed? Was there sufficient seating for all of your guests? Was your dining room table too large or too small? Would a buffet or sideboard have been helpful when serving meals? Reflecting on last year’s holiday events provides you with the perfect opportunity on just how to improve your home for the upcoming holiday season, allowing you to comfortably and efficiently entertain friends, family, and neighbors this Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. Here’s how Premiere Consignment can help. From décor to furniture, we can help you enhance every room in your home or help you find a new home for those quality items that you may no longer need. Why not let Premiere Consignment take the inconvenience out of buying and selling quality, name brand furniture, décor, Oriental rugs, and art while saving you up to 90% off full retail pricing? Premiere Consignment is simply your smartest and easiest way to buy and sell!

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HETHER YOU LIVE in a small condo or multilevel home, a new house or an old one, many homeowners face a common problem: A wire closet system. Wire is inexpensive, but in the end, is cheaper always better? While wire shelving is certainly adequate and easy to install yourself, the non-adjustable hanging and shelving never utilizes all the storage space available. Additionally, there’s a probability of an untimely failure. “We have received calls from homeowners asking for a custom design when their wire pantry collapses in the middle of the night or they come home to find all their clothes dumped on the floor,” said Dennis Falls, a designer and coowner of Tailored Living of Knoxville. “There can be inherent structure problems with wiring. Often the anchoring system is not sufficient to support hundreds of pounds of clothes or pantry food.” A custom closet is not only more durable, it also: » Maximizes Storage Space – A custom design adds 30-40% more storage space than wire or do-it-yourself kits. » Fits Any Budget – A custom closet doesn’t mean expensive. A simple design will still maximize storage space. An experienced designer can help meet almost any budget.

» Offers Adjustability – As your needs change, shelves and rods can be adjusted, converting shelves to hanging and vice versa, with no damage to the system or sheetrock. For kids’ closets and pantries, adjustability is a must. » Provides Better Organization – There’s a place for everything, and everything has a place. When you open your closet or pantry, you’ll feel good about yourself. No more emotional stress about feeling disorganized. » Increases Home Value – Whether moving in a few years or not, professionally designed closets are high on the list of features homebuyers are looking for today. The amount of square footage a home has doesn’t matter nearly as much as how well the space inside is used. With classic white or a wood-grain finish, the difference is dramatic. Once you have a custom closet, you will never want to have wire again!

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November in the Garden BY LISA GRUGIN


E FINALLY H A V E some fall temperatures in the forecast, and I am ready! I want crisp nights and cool days, and I hope by the time you read this we will have them. Since September and early October were so warm, many of you are planting trees and shrubs now. This month I would like to explain how to do it correctly. I cannot overemphasize how important it is to take the extra time to plant the right way. Sometimes customers will return a plant because it died, and I can tell by looking at the root ball that the poor thing never had a chance. There is an old saying that says “dig a $20 hole for a $5 plant,” so here is how to dig a $20 hole: 1. Start digging. This is not easy with our clay, and you may have to do a little jumping up and down on the shovel. You may want to rent an auger. You don’t need to go deeper than the container the plant is in, but you do need to go wider. Twice the width is optimum.

2. Mix the soil that you are removing from the hole with topsoil or planting mix. You want it to be half and half. You do not want to use only planting mix or topsoil to backfill, because then you have made a big clay bowl. You also do not want to use potting soil. Potting soil is for pots! It is too light and will float right out of the ground during the first rain. 3. Take the plant out of the container and loosen the root ball, and I mean LOOSEN the root ball! Dig your fingers or a cultivator in there and pull those roots loose! If the roots are going around the rim in a circle, it is better to take a hacksaw and cut the outer half inch off the root ball than to put it in the ground that way. If the plant is a ball and burlap, we now suggest you at least push the burlap to the bottom of the hole if you don’t remove it entirely.

Some companies are using a synthetic burlap that does not decompose. Also, you don’t have to remove the wire cage, but remember that if you ever have to have that tree cut down and the stump ground, that cage will destroy a stump grinder. 4. Place your plant into the ground so that the top of the root ball is level with or slightly above the surface of the ground. Azaleas and camellias like to be two inches or so above surface level. Backfill with your soil mixture and firm it into place. You do not need to pack it down like it is concrete! It is ok to have some room for air. I suggest you keep a little of the backfill mixture so you can add more to the hole if/when it settles. 5. Water the plants using a root stimulator. This will speed up the establishment of feeder roots. Continue to water the plant throughout the winter if we are not getting one inch or more of rainfall per week. 6. Add mulch, but DO NOT pile the mulch around the trunk of a tree. That causes all sorts of problems. (If whoever does your lawn has made volcanoes, go out right now and get that stuff away from the tree trunk!) Also, do not bury your perennials or the base of your shrubs. Three inches of mulch will keep moisture and temperature levels stable without suffocating them. If you follow those directions, I can almost guarantee your plants will survive. There is no 100% guarantee, because plants are living things and sometimes things just die, but at least you can feel confident that whatever happened, it wasn’t your fault. Next month I will talk about holiday plants and greenery and how to care for them. Since some of you may purchase your plants before then, let me just give you a couple of words of advice: 1. Whether you are buying Christmas trees or poinsettias, please buy from a reputable dealer! An old tree that was cut before Halloween can set your house on fire, and a poinsettia bought from a box store or warehouse club is doomed before you ever get it home. 2. If you have questions about how to care for your plants, please ask us! That is what we are here for. With the proper care your tree should last until the New Year and your poinsettia should last until you get sick of it and throw it away. Neither are hard to care for, but both have some critical steps that you must follow. Stop by and see us for all your holiday needs!

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The Perfect Holiday Gift

Unlimited Out-of-Door and Fun-Filled Family Activities


HILE MOST FAMILY events are moving back indoors for the winter season, why not surprise your family this holiday season with a special gift that will ensure a future of unlimited out-of-door events? Winter is the perfect time to install this totally unique underdeck ceiling under your home’s existing raised deck. This underdecking system will ensure that future family events will be protected from unexpected and unwanted rain and next year’s searing summertime sun. “This is the perfect time to weatherproof all of your future outof-door events,” said Jim Conn, owner of Undercover Systems. “Throughout the entire process, our skilled craftsmen work with you, each step of the way, until your project is complete. Because your project will be completed this winter, you can begin enjoying your new outdoor living spaces at the first sign of spring.” Undercover’s patented system also helps extend your outdoor season of enjoyment by protecting you from early spring showers, July and August’s relentless sun, and autumn rains. You’ll also appreciate Undercover Systems’ attention to detail, which comes from years of experience, as they help you craft a seamless transition from your home’s interior to your new out-ofdoor living spaces, which will perfectly complement your existing architecture and landscaping plan. Also, Undercover Systems does not use generic, off-the-shelf components used by the competition. Every system they install is customized to perfectly fit your home. A complaint-free member of the Better Business Bureau, Undercover Systems offers homeowners the peace of mind that they deserve in a building contractor. Why not surprise your family this holiday season with the gift of unlimited and memorable out-of-door activities for the New Year? Call Jim Conn at 423-267-0091 today and let the memories begin. Undercover Systems

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UT Gardens’ Plant of the Month: Mizuna B Y H O L LY J O N E S , U T G A R D E N S , K N OX V I L L E


MIXED BABY GREENS farmer first introduced me to mizuna 10 years ago, and I’ve been growing it ever since. I worked on his farm in Haiku, Hawaii, for two years, where we grew six varieties of greens for salad mix. Mizuna, or Brassica rapa var. niposinica, was the most reliable, fastest growing one of them all. Though it is technically a mustard, mizuna is so mild that we used it as the basis for the hundreds of pounds of salad mix that we delivered once a week to one of the island’s top resorts. Luckily for us mainlanders, mizuna doesn’t require a tropical island to thrive. This seed-grown biennial performs well in temperate climates, providing attractive, nutritious leaves for much of the growing season. Mizuna exhibits both heat and cold tolerance, which means you can stretch your harvest window into late spring/early summer and through the fall into early winter during most years. It tends to bolt once summer temperatures consistently hit 90 degrees and hotter, but you can start growing it again in early fall when the weather begins to cool. It grows best with full sun exposure in rich, moist, well-drained soil, but it is also tolerant of light shade, lean soil, and low moisture.

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Flea beetles are the only pest that has bothered mizuna in our UT Kitchen Garden in Knoxville. One solution is to use row covers, or you can pull the plants out and start over in a different spot later in the season. In the U.S., mizuna has become a common ingredient in fresh salad mix, but in Japan and throughout Asia, it’s most often cooked in soups, stir-fry, or pot stickers. It can be harvested as microgreens, as tender baby greens, or as a cut-and-come-again leafy green. Farmers generally direct sow the seeds, but the plant can be easily be transplanted as well. Cornell University lists 16

different varieties on its Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners website, but chances are good that there are even more than that. The most common type is green and frilly with a tender white stem that can be eaten along with the leaf. It looks great as a border plant in the vegetable garden or mixed into a cool-season container. There are also beautiful red and purple selections. ‘Red Kingdom’ was named an All-America Selections Edible Winner in 2016, and it’s my new favorite variety. It looks very similar to the strong flavored ‘Red Giant’ mustard, but it tastes light and sweet with a mild pepper undertone. You can find both red and green varieties of mizuna growing in the UT Gardens, Knoxville. The UT Gardens include plant collections located in Knoxville, Jackson, and Crossville. Designated as the official botanical garden for the State of Tennessee, the collections are part of the UT Institute of Agriculture. The Gardens’ mission is to foster appreciation, education, and stewardship of plants through garden displays, educational programs, and research trials. The Gardens are open during all seasons and free to the public. For more information, visit www.ag.tennessee.edu/utg.

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Their teeth never stop growing, and that’s one reason their gnawing can cause damage to your home. A rat’s teeth and jaws can gnaw through substances as hard as lead sheeting and cinder block.


A full-blown infestation can happen very fast and requires more vigorous control measures. A female mouse can have up to 15 litters in one year (10-12 mice/litter) and can get pregnant again 24 hours after giving birth!


Because rodents are smart, they can often find their way back into your home even if their customary entrance has been blocked off.


Rodents are always foraging for food, and it’s hard to keep them out of your home without some preventative measure, for they can squeeze through very small openings.




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Professional pest control is the best way to prevent or remediate a rodent problem. Dayton’s will set up bait stations with a substance for rodents to eat and take back to their nest to share. These stations are hidden in out-of-the-way areas and have small entrance holes to prevent any danger to your pets. NEW CUSTOMERS will receive $25 OFF one preventative rodent treatment or $25 OFF one rodent control service with an annual pest agreement, which also includes insect pest control. All services are guaranteed!

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Enjoy a Superior Holiday Season with Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning BY KERRY MCDUFFIE, OWNER OF SUPERIOR CARPET & RUG CLE ANING



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O F US have already begun planning for holiday events and family gatherings. As a parent and grandfather, I know just how important this time of the year is but also how stressful holiday preparation can be as well. At Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning, we’ve been helping busy families like yours prepare for the holiday season since 1985. Why is it important to clean your home’s carpets and Oriental and area rugs before your guests arrive? Well, for starters, to enhance the appearance of every room in your home. Also, if children and grandchildren play on your rugs and carpeting, you’ll want these surfaces to be as clean and healthy as they can be. There’s also a practical side. Well-maintained carpets and rugs will not only look better longer, but they’ll also last longer. You see, abrasives, dirt, and other contaminants are tracked into our homes and onto our carpeting and rugs from the bottoms of our shoes and our pet’s feet. Not only do these elements contaminate our carpets and rugs, making them look dull and dingy, but many of these contaminants are abrasive in nature and can permanently damage carpeting and rug fibers. Also, some of these tracked-in elements are snow and ice removal chemicals that can chemically bond to your home’s carpet and Oriental rug fibers, shortening their life expectancy. Our truck-mounted cleaning system uses today’s state-of-the-art technology to remove dirt and grime that other systems simply leave behind. Also, our Oriental and area rug cleaning boutique uses an 11-step proprietary cleaning process that can safely clean most rugs that are destined to become a family heirloom. And thanks to new technological innovations, we have made significant investments in 2018 to ensure that we can continue to offer you the very best Oriental and area rug washing service in East Tennessee. If you can use a little help preparing for the holidays this year – and who couldn’t – remember the company who has earned a superior reputation for unmatched superior cleaning: Superior Carpet & Rug Cleaning. We are so thankful for all our friends like you who have entrusted us to take care of your cleaning needs for more than three decades. May your holiday season be a blessed time with family and friends.

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Amish Excellence: Your Source for True Legacy Furnishings


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to all of you who joined us for our “Fabulous Fall Event” at Amish Excellence on October 12th and 13th. Those in attendance had the rare opportunity to meet master A m i s h c ra f t s m a n , H e n r y Wengerd, and his wife, Mary. The Wengerds reside in Northeastern Ohio on their family farm with their seven children. Henry’s furniture shop is also located on the family farm. We are grateful to both Henry and Mary for sharing their time with so many of you, helping you understand all of the opportunities that exist when purchasing Amish hand-crafted furniture for your home – everything from a variety of furniture styles, wood species, stain and finish options, and so much more. Basically, if you can imagine it, our highly skilled craftsmen can create it. We are also grateful to local radio and television personality, Hallerin Hilton Hill, for broadcasting his popular radio show on NewsTalk 98.7 WOKI-FM Knoxville from our location during our event. I was excited to be interviewed by Hallerin during his broadcast, where I was able to share with his listeners the Amish Excellence story. It was also

exciting to have several of our loyal customers on-air as well, where they shared their Amish Excellence experiences. Listening to their experiences served to remind me just why this Amish Excellence business opportunity so captured both my heart and my imagination. So much more than a business, at Amish Excellence, we create legacy furniture – totally unique furniture that reflects the individuality of the owners and furniture that is such high quality that it will last for many generations to come. This is furniture that will remind your children and grandchildren of you each and every time the furniture piece is used.

With the arrival of the holidays, if you’re in the market for new furniture, I invite you to discover the Amish Excellence difference. Why not select a new piece of quality, hand-crafted Amish furniture for your home? It will be your gift to yourself and your gift for future generations to come. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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Create Your Home’s Holiday Kitchen Memories B Y PAT T I B A K E R , C O - O W N E R O F G R A N I T E T R A N S F O R M AT I O N S



family’s Pennsylvania home has always been a very special place to me, going all of the way back to my childhood, particularly during the holidays. It was always the favorite place where aunts, uncles, cousins, and close family friends seemed to instinctively gather. I still have fond memories of newborn nieces and nephews and fiancés being introduced to other family members for the very first time. I remember roasted Thanksgiving Day turkeys, children decorating Christmas cookies, and festive New Year’s and Super Bowl celebrations. And I have since begun creating our very own memories in our family’s kitchen with my children and grandchildren just like my mom – memories that we will cherish for a lifetime. Our kitchens remain the centerpiece of American family life and a very special place for creating a lifetime of memories. Unlike any other room in our home, our kitchen exudes a sense of warmth and comfort that welcomes family members and guests. During the last 13 years, my husband, Buddy, and I have helped thousands of other area families create their own special gathering place in their home’s kitchen. As owners of Granite Transformations, we have helped countless homeowners transform their kitchens into that unique place we cherished as children. It’s a room unlike any other room in our home, where they can create all-new memories of their own – memories that will last them a lifetime. And it’s that special room that we will think back to with the fondest of memories as we age. The centerpiece of the Granite Transformations’ story is their patented premium engineered granite countertops. They are made from the finest granite,

quartz, and post-consumer recycled glass – the highest quality materials combined with state-of-the-art technology – to produce the finest granite countertop surfaces on the market. All the beauty nature has to offer, only better. You deserve the best, and you can get it without the demolition and installation headaches associated with ordinary slab granite. Granite Transformations’ surfaces outperform ordinary granite, because they are non-porous, stain resistant, and maintenance-free. There is no sealing necessary, so safe food preparation is assured. And because we believe in our surfaces so much, we warranty the materials for life. Our countertops are ideal for homeowners who demand durability and value. Because our granite countertops install over your existing counters without messy, time consuming demolition that usually occurs, you can enjoy your new kitchen in as little as one day. We also do backsplashes, bathrooms, bars, and floors. Granite Transformations also offers homeowners other unique products and services to help homeowners transform their kitchens and baths, including cabinet refacing. You can achieve an entirely new look in days, not weeks, and at just a fraction of the cost of new cabinets. Whether you’re building a new home or updating your existing home, why not let our family help you create that perfect gathering place for your family in your home’s kitchen and begin creating your own fond memories that you will cherish for a lifetime? Call Granite Transformations today at 865-622-2381 to set up your free, in-home consultation. From our family to yours, have a safe and joyous holiday season.

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Create the Ultimate Baking Station with These Organization Tips W

HETHER YOU bake on certain holidays or every weekend, it’s helpful to have the supplies and ingredients at your fingertips when the mood strikes you. Before you get started, survey your kitchen for everything you might need for baking so you can determine how much space to carve out. By creating a special section in your kitchen for baking, you can easily access everything you need whenever you want. Here are some tips for setting up a baking/prep station in your kitchen. Location in the kitchen Most kitchens are set up around a functional triangle, incorporating the stove, sink, and refrigerator. Try to use an area within the triangle that has usable counter space for your baking station. Clear a section of your cabinets to store cookbooks, ingredients, and small bowls. Glass jars are a functional and decorative way to store sugar, flour, and other frequently used ingredients in your cabinet. When you can see your ingredients, it’s easier to keep track of inventory. A standalone cart or rack can also be utilized as a baking station when cabinet space is limited. The key is to keep everything together



in one section of your kitchen. Baking utensils and measuring cups Keep measuring spoons and cups at eye level by hanging them on a peg board on the inside of a cabinet door. Mixing utensils can be displayed on the counter in a decorative jar or in easy to access drawers. Measure your drawer space to configure different size organizers. The wider ones are perfect for spatulas and whisks, while the smaller ones can house food coloring, sprinkles, and more. Baking sheets and muffin tins Vertical dividers can help you to see and access baking sheets and tins in the lower cabinets. This customizable solution is also great for cutting boards, baking dishes, and serving platters. If you’re tight on cabinet space, consider using a large basket to store these items.

Mixers and bowls Store small appliances and bowls on glideout shelving beneath your workable counter space to keep your counters clear when not in use. Mixers tend to be heavy and bulky and often difficult to store. Glide-out shelving allows you to look at everything in the cabinet without having to move around all the items every time you need something. A dedicated space can make baking easy and more enjoyable. Set aside some time to create a baking station in your kitchen. When it comes time to make your next batch of cookies, you’ll be glad you did!


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Just How Much Did You Fully Enjoy Your Home’s Outdoor Living Spaces This Year? B Y S T E V E K R AW C Z Y K , OWNER OF SCREENS OF E AST TENNES SEE


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F YOUR HOME wasn’t equipped with retractable screens, the answer is likely not as much as you hoped to. Flying and biting insects can turn your outdoor family gatherings and events into a nightmare, forcing you back indoors. But there’s a solution that can transform your outdoor living spaces into bug-free spaces for next season. Growing numbers of homeowners are 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 weather-proof artwork, but flying and biting insects can prevent homeowners from using these new outdoor living spaces. Retractable screens provide the perfect solution to these problems. By combining indoor and outdoor spaces, these innovative screen solutions enhance and promote enjoyable outdoor living experiences. They provide shade and allow you to extend the time that you, family, and friends spend on your 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 your home, thereby staying truly hidden when fully retracted. And the best part about using your retractable screens is that these screening solutions don’t diminish your views of the outdoors or your home’s esthetics, as the screens are in place only when needed. For the ultimate in elegance, many retractable screen solutions can be blended into virtually any architectural style. These retractable screens are available in a variety of custom colors and wood grain finishes to provide a seamless transition 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 your home’s general building automation system to have the screens come down at a specific time of day when extra shade or insect protection is most needed. Now is the perfect time to install retractable screens on your home to take full advantage of our beautiful Tennessee autumn and to be prepared for all of your outdoor activities in the New Year. Why not make it a Christmas gift the entire family will enjoy all year-round? Screens of East Tennessee 865.919.1615 www.tennesseescreens.com www.phantomscreens.com

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I N T E R I S J U S T weeks away, and winter weather can complicate things. From increased energy bills to icy driveways and slippery indoor surfaces from the rain and snow, wintertime demands some preparedness. An organized garage can help you and your family live more comfortably and safely through the winter. Custom solutions from PremierGarage of Knoxville can make your garage more functional for winter, as well as the rest of the year. Garage storage cabinets, wall-hanging systems, and a durable PremierOne® floor can transform your garage into functional living space, protect your car, and enhance your home. Garage Storage Cabinets Eliminate Clutter Garages are famous for clutter, the catchall for anything that doesn’t fit in the house. Stacks of stuff that take up valuable floor space means you’ll have to park your car outside and scrape ice or frost off your car. Custom garage storage cabinets capture vertical space, maximize storage, and provide safe, organized storage for all your needs. » Enclosed cabinets with adjustable shelves let you configure your storage for exactly what you have, whether heirloom

china or sports memorabilia. » Optional locking doors and drawers keep toxic chemicals and dangerous tools secure from curious pets and children. » Create a mudroom at the connecting door to the house so wet coats, jackets, and boots don’t make it inside. Wall-Hanging and Overhead Systems Provide More Space Along with garage cabinets, wall-hanging systems and overhead racks makes the space more efficient by getting everything off the floor and freeing up space so you can actually park cars in the garage. Slatwall panels create wall-hanging storage that can be customized with specialty hooks, baskets, and shelves to organize large and small items. » Slatwall can fit over a workbench to keep tools handy or around windows, a water heater, or into a tight corner to provide usable storage. » Group related items, such as soccer gear or gardening tools, can be kept in one spot. » Specialty hooks can accommodate large items like bikes, golf bags, and wheelbarrows safely and conveniently. Overhead storage racks are the perfect solution for seldom-used and large items.

Camping gear, sports equipment, and holiday decorations are all common items homeowners store in overhead racks. Garage Flooring is Functional and Beautiful PremierOne® industry-tough garage floor coating makes your garage a more beautiful space and is extremely low maintenance. PremierOne® floor coating has a 10-year warranty and: » Comes in a variety of colors » Stands up to the heat and friction of hot tires » Is stain and slip resistant » Helps reduce allergens PremierGarage of Knoxville is committed to helping people live better lives through better and safer organization in every area of your home.

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Ijams Primal Playground Offers New Way to Move at Ijams Nature Center


F YOU THOUGHT the only ways to exercise in nature were to walk, run, hike, bike, swim, climb, or paddle, Ijams Nature Center is about to put a little “wild” in your workout. This winter the nonprofit nature center will break ground on the Ijams Primal Playground, the first natural exercise/training site of its kind that combines landscape features such as boulders, logs, and trees with a customizable training plan designed by a physical fitness expert. “Research shows that exercising in natural areas increases the intensity of that activity while increasing our connection to the natural world,” said Amber Parker, Ijams Executive Director. “People build connections to nature in different ways, and the Ijams Primal Playground will be a way for people to get out of the gym and into the wonder of East Tennessee’s landscape. This project will get a whole new group of people outdoors and give nature lovers another way to spend time in the wild.” The Ijams Primal Playground will be funded through a partnership with Legacy Parks Foundation, The Siddiqi Charitable Foundation, and Earthadelic, a local landscape and construction company. “The mission of Legacy Parks is to ensure that this community has access to outstanding recreational opportunities, natural beauty, and open spaces,” said Carol Evans, Legacy Parks Executive Director. “Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. Amber’s vision for the Ijams Primal Playground is something that hasn’t been done before, and Legacy Parks is thrilled to be able to bring on Siddiqi Charitable Foundation and Earthadelic as partners.” Ijams’ goal is to create an experience that marries nature and fitness in such a way that the training area blends seamlessly into the natural surroundings and enhances the benefits of exercise. Studies consistently have shown that outdoor play is critical to childhood development and allowing adults to reconnect with their inner child by getting down and dirty with nature is just as important for their happiness, health, and well-being. The Ijams Primal Playground also will include educational elements about the history of Mead’s Quarry and the natural history of the region, creating a well-rounded exercise and educational experience unlike anything currently being offered. Fitness expert Mark Rice will design the



Ijams Primal Playground to ensure physical elements meet current best practices for the fitness industry while using non-standard natural materials and methods. Rice has 10 years’ experience as a trainer and fitness manager. “Mark’s knowledge of human movement and progressive training makes him highly qualified for this job,” said Parker. “He is a Certified Personal Trainer by the National Academy of Sports Medicine and a specialist in corrective exercise and senior citizen training.” The South Knoxville native also competes in Highland Games, and the games tie in with his plan for the new exercise space. “Training with natural objects is something humans have done for centuries,” said Rice. “The Ijams Primal Playground will feature lifting stones, which are heavy, natural stones that are still used in many countries as a way for people to prove their strength. Having lifting stones at Ijams will honor the region’s Scots-Irish heritage, as well as draw people from all around the world to challenge themselves.” The customizable workout plan Rice is creating will allow individuals of all fitness levels to adjust their workouts using progressive weights and increasing difficulties. The space will feature a variety of options to accomplish seven basic human movements: Push, pull, carry, hinge, squat, loaded carry, rotation, and counterrotation. By blending these movements with endurance activities such as hill runs, someone can use the plan to create an

exceptional physical training experience. “The use of the natural environment, with all its irregularities and unanticipated characteristics, also increases the use of proprioception, the body’s awareness of its position in the environment, and kinesthesia, the sense of how the body moves in that environment,” said Rice. “Improving the understanding of how humans relate physically to their surroundings and how they react to them is functional fitness at its best.” Parker, a naturalist who loves hiking and strength training, has envisioned creating an outdoor exercise space using natural elements for some time. “We protect what we love,” she said. “The Ijams Primal Playground is a new way to create a special relationship between people and nature. We are extremely fortunate to have partners with similar values and missions to be able to make this project a reality. Our goal is for people to be healthy and happy, and we all want the same for the earth.” Ijams Nature Center is a non-profit, 315acre educational nature center for all ages, abilities, and walks of life. Located just three miles from downtown Knoxville, Ijams features 12 miles of hiking and mixed-use trails, a public access river dock, swimming, boating, biking, and more. The Ijams grounds and trails are open every day from 8 am until dusk. The Visitor Center is open Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. For more information, call 865-577-4717 or visit www. Ijams.org.

Cadets marching in front of the Hulvey House and the Quartermasters Residence in approximately 1910

Historic Homes of the Tennessee Military Institute B Y L I N D S AY C R O C K E T T, H I S TO R I C P R E S E R VAT I O N P L A N N E R , E A S T T E N N E S S E E D E V E LO P M E N T D I S T R I C T



of downtown Sweetwater, the Tennessee Military Institute campus has sat vacant and decaying for more than 10 years. However, three historic houses, ranging from 94 to more than 110 years old, continue to stand nearby as vibrant representations of the institute’s history. To officially document their unique history, these three houses were recently submitted to the Tennessee Historical Commission for listing on the National Register of Historic Places as the Tennessee Military Institute Residential Historic District. The Sweetwater Military College was founded in 1874 by Dr. J. Lynn Bachman. The college operated in several buildings in Sweetwater’s downtown until it moved to a permanent property on High Street in 1898. By the early 1900s, the school began to outgrow the downtown building. The decision to move to a new campus coincided with a change in administration; Colonel Otey Crawford Hulvey moved to Sweetwater in 1902 to serve as the new President and re-named the school as the Tennessee Military Institute in 1909. Hulvey led the charge to relocate the school to a hill overlooking Highway 11 and built his grand two-story house on land just south of the new campus. The Hulvey House was built by 1905, along with a second two-story Victorian house that was designated “the Quartermaster’s House.” TMI leaders could then oversee the new campus’s construction and foster deep connections with cadets throughout their academic and military careers. The Hulvey House and the Quartermaster’s Residences are two contributing resources to the TMI Historic District. The Tennessee Military Institute’s new campus opened to students for the 19091910 school year. The main building, known as the “castle,” was constructed in 1909, 54


TMI hospital and nurses quarters, taken soon after its construction in 1924 featuring classrooms, a study hall, reading rooms, and a gymnasium. Wings flanking the central building were constructed by 1912 and contained additional cadets’ bedrooms, with teachers’ quarters on the far ends of each wing. In 1917, a new barracks was constructed. These buildings were notable as they featured indoor plumbing drawing from Sweetwater’s city waterlines, modern electricity, and steam heating. By 1924, a new hospital and nurse’s quarters building was constructed across the street from the President’s house. The two-and-one-half-story Craftsman residence was advertised in TMI Catalogues by 1925 as the “new hospital building,” providing infirmary and hospital space, along with living quarters for nurses. The hospital building still stands and is the third residence of the TMI Residential Historic District. The proximity of staff homes to the campus of Tennessee Military Institute contributed directly to the school’s success through the early- to mid-20th century. Cadets benefited from their quartermaster, commandant, president, and teachers living near their dormitories and spent time in their homes and lawns. The houses remained owned by TMI through the 1970s and 1980s, when the school began to encounter financial challenges. The school ceased being a military academy in 1975, turning to a traditional college

preparatory high school, and closed in 1988. A Japanese boarding high school, the Tennessee Meiji Gakuin High School, purchased the campus in 1988 and opened in 1989, but the school closed in 2007 due to declining enrollment. While the school campus has been vacant since that date and is currently subject to demolition by neglect, the residences of Peachtree Street are well-preserved and retain a high degree of architectural integrity. In January 2016, the property owners of the Hulvey House began exploring their attic and found a cache of hundreds of TMI artifacts, including several glass plate negatives, photographs dating back to 1902, sports uniforms, and school catalogs. The owners even found a newsletter describing the October 1907 visit of President Theodore Roosevelt to Sweetwater, where he spoke to TMI students for seven minutes. The owners hope to open a small museum exhibit in the future to make the artifacts open to the public. Though the TMI campus may deteriorate, the residences formerly associated with the school stand as a testament to the school leaders, staff, and families who called them home for more than 70 years and the presentday owners who continue to carefully preserve their historic treasures.

The East Tennessee Preservation Alliance works to preserve the structures and places with historic or cultural significance in Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier, and Union counties. ETPA partners with Knox Heritage to serve as the regional arm for preservation activities in these 16 counties.

Holidays Begin at Celebration Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge



Celebration Dinner Show, the joys and wonders of winter and the holidays weave a special tale as the attraction’s yuletide show returns for its second season. Open now and continuing through January 5, 2019, families are invited to create new holiday memories as holiday classics are combined with breathtaking acts and acrobatics, heartwarming music, merry décor, and a festive, delicious feast. This one-of-a-kind, “must see” show combines spectacular holiday music, a live nativity, and millions of dollars in special effects. An exciting variety of acrobatic feats and an ice skating spectacular provide thrills that will last long after the show. Set in a small town that’s hit by a major snowstorm, the audience is taken on a journey with the cast to discover if these Christmas festivities will be canceled or whether the storm has set the stage for the most miraculous Christmas ever. A Celebration version of The Nutcracker and the classic “12 Days of Christmas” are sure to become audience favorites. To conclude the show, a seasonal rendition of “Go Tell It on the Mountain” will move the audience

as the scene is transformed into a Winter Wonderland and Christmas light spectacular. “Here at Celebration Dinner Show, we are thrilled about welcoming guests to share this special holiday story that will inspire one and all,” said Jamie Parish, General Manager. “Our cast is excited to return for a second season and provide guests with the chance to create new family traditions and holiday memories.” Another star of this show is the yuletide feast. Featuring mouthwatering food of

magnificent proportions, this holiday feast treats guests to tantalizing tastes including the original creamy vegetable soup recipe, homemade buttery biscuits, sugar cured ham, pan fried chicken, signature macaroni and cheese, sweet potato delight, and a specialty dessert. Unlimited Coke products, tea, and coffee also are part of the meal. For the complete Christmas show schedule, visit www.dpdinnershowtickets.com or contact the box office at 844-322-4400 for ticketing.

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Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend, Tennessee, Announces 8th Annual Holiday Home Tour on December 1st


HE GUILD of the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center is excited to announce its plans for the 8th annual Home Tour set to take place on Saturday, December 1st. Four distinctive homes and one refurbished and unique establishment have been chosen to represent Holiday Mountain Living at its finest in Townsend, Tennessee. Tours will be from 12:30 to 3:30 pm and 4 to 7 pm. Included in your 2018 Holiday Home Tour admission: » Transportation provided for the tour » Light refreshments at the Heritage Center while checking in for your tour » 10% discount on any purchases in the museum gift shop on the day of your choice through December 31, 2018 » One free admission to the museum valid through December 31, 2018 » One complimentary boarding pass (admission) to our new Holiday Model Train Exhibit every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through January 6, 2019 Tickets are on sale now and cost $35 per person. To purchase tickets, call 865-4480044. For more information, visit www. gsmheritagecenter.org. Featured this year and decorated to showcase the finest in holiday mountain living in Townsend are: “Riverside Rest” A home on the Little River featuring two homes that were merged to create one fascinating home. During the renovation, everything possible was salvaged and repurposed. “Vin Mercedi Maison” (Wine Wednesday House) This recently completed home features that coveted open floor plan with many antique touches, such as a 100-year-old wooden cabin door used as a kitchen island and a bar fashioned from the front of a Chevy truck. “Way Mews” A cantilever barn home located in the heart of Townsend is sure to please holiday revelers, as well as history buffs. The barn itself dates back to the late 1800s and has been moved to land occupied by the Native Americans 4,000 years ago. “Historic Oaks” This home is built on land originally deeded to John Myers by Governor John Sevier after the War of 1812. Andrew H. Myers and Marilyn Myers Byrd will be present to answer questions about the property’s history. “The Abbey” This wedding chapel in Townsend was recently transformed into a pub. The Abbey will become a holiday wonderland and may 56


offer guests a brief respite and a chance to wet their whistle as the tour progresses. The Heritage Center will be the beginning point and ending destination on the tour and will feature light refreshments, chances on “opportunity baskets,” and a complimentary boarding pass for the NEW Holiday Model Train Exhibit. This fundraiser is organized by the Heritage Center Guild as the second of two large fundraisers for 2018 to support the center’s educational programming. The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center is 501(c)(3) Museum and Cultural Center. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from noon to 5 pm through January 6, 2019. The Heritage Center will be closed on Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Admission is FREE for Heritage Center members, $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 60+ and children ages 6-17, and children 5 and under are free. The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage

Center is located between the traffic light and the national park entrance on scenic Highway 73 in Townsend, Tennessee. For more information, call 865-448-0044 or visit www.gsmheritagecenter.org.

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Smoky Junction Model Train Exhibit “All aboard” for a new Holiday Tradition for the whole family and railroad enthusiasts.

The holiday season is a time of joy for kids of all ages. Enjoy the sights and sounds of model trains running through historic scenes and wondrous natural landscapes and towns. • An operational HO scale exhibit depicting the trains that ran from Walland to Townsend to GSMNP when the Little River Railroad operated in the early 1900’s. • An operating garden scale model train(s) running through a variety of different landscapes and towns. • An operational O gauge model train(s) winding its way through an enchanting winter scene.

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Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting Friday, November 9 through January 6, 2019 Friday and Saturday: 10am - 5pm Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

ADMISSION: A boarding pass for

the Smoky Junction Model Train Exhibit is included in the museum admission $8 adults / $6 children 6 years or older & seniors 60 years or older. A boarding pass for the Model Train Exhibit only is available for $4. GSM Heritage Center Members receive a Free boarding pass to the Smoky Junction Model Train Exhibit. Call 865-448-0044 for more information. The Heritage Center is located between the Townsend traffic light and the national park entrance in Townsend, Tennessee.

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to play. However, busy schedules, homework, classes, and structured activities like sports and dance classes can often get in the way of allowing kids to feel free to express that natural behavior. While these things are important, it’s just as important to recognize that play has a purpose in a child’s development and it’s an important consideration for parents and educators, says parenting expert and author Jessica Joelle Alexander. “Playing together is a fundamental cornerstone of family life for children and parents alike,” said Alexander. “But with modern lifestyles busier than ever and so much emphasis on formal education and structured activities, it can be easy to forget to make time for it. Given the positive effects it has on our wellbeing and happiness levels, family play should be the most important ‘homework’ of all.” Whether you are planning the next outing or looking for an enriching activity, be mindful of how play has a key role in shaping and building young minds. Here are five benefits of play and how it fits in with learning. 1. It lets kids use their imagination Playtime gives kids some space to freely explore and decide for themselves how they’ll complete a task. Offer kids playful space to create, and their innate ability to innovate can amaze you! Fostering this spirit of creativity is crucial – the World Economic Forum cites creativity as one of the top three skills the future workforce will need for success. 2. Play helps children develop in a natural way Think of how kids learned the alphabet. You didn’t sit them in a chair and drill them on their letters – it was framed in a happy song. That illustrates how play-based learning can be a low-pressure but highly engaging way to learn. Young people seem to have an intuitive grasp of how well this learning method works for them. Four out of five children say they learn better when play is incorporated into the activity, according to a recently released study, the LEGO® Play Well Report, which surveyed nearly 13,000 parents and children in nine countries. Nearly all parents (95%) see play as essential for children’s well-being and learning, and 82% think children who play more will be more successful in future studies and work. 58


3. Play promotes happiness Kids are naturally inclined to play, so allowing them time to play lets kids be in their natural state. The study results show a strong link between the hours spent playing together and the happiness of a family. Nearly nine in 10 families (88%) that play five or more hours a week say they are happy. However, when hours of playtime are decreased to less than five hours, there’s a marked decrease in the self-reported happiness level, to three-quarters of families. But the good news for these families: It just goes to show that making an effort to add minutes of play each day makes a huge difference! 4. Hands-on, play-based learning builds connections Many adults are concerned about how technology is affecting children’s development. Nearly three-quarters of parents (72%) fear technology is dampening kids’ ability to think for themselves. However, six in 10 say they enjoy using technology when they play with their children, and that digital play brings the family closer together. Today’s kids are seamlessly blending real-world, imaginary, and digital experiences, what some refer to as “fluid play.” That’s where learning resources like Coding Express from LEGO® Education come in. Educators who leverage the Coding Express early learning solution can help their

students learn foundational coding and other 21st century skills like collaboration and problem solving. Coding Express includes that all-important playful, hands-on element that lets kids explore and create through the child-directed app. “There’s no better time than today to ensure the youngest learners also have access to a relevant, fun, and engaging way to learn these foundational skills and to develop 21st century skills we know will prepare them for a lifetime of successful learning,” said Esben Stærk Jørgensen, LEGO® Education president. 5. Helps children develop essential life skills What is the ultimate purpose of play? Just observe what children do and say, and it’s clear it’s not all about escapism. Playtime helps kids understand how things work in the world and how to interact with each other. When you think of it in those terms, play gives kids a sense of mastery and boosts confidence, all the while enhancing their problem-solving abilities, communication skills, and creativity, among other essential life skills. Now that you know the important role hands-on, playful learning has in shaping and developing young minds, discover more about LEGO® Education’s Coding Express and more of its hands-on LEGO® learning portfolio at www.LEGOEducation.com/ HandsOn.

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November 1: David Cross at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

November 8 & 9: Cody Jinks at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.

November 18: The Band Perry at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

November 1 & 2: Momentum Dance Lab presents Parallel: A Modern Dance Performance at The Square Room in Market Square at 7 pm.

November 9: Veterans Day Parade along Gay Street from 11 am to 12 pm.

November 22: Thanksgiving Day.

November 2: First Friday on Market Square, Gay Street, The Old City, and Downtown North beginning at 5 pm. November 2: Danny Gokey: Hope Encounter Tour at the Tennessee Theatre at 7 pm. November 2: Buddy and the Huddle “Knoxville Revisited” at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. November 3: Market Square Farmers’ Market. Saturdays, November 3, 10 & 17, from 9 am to 2 pm and Wednesdays, November 7 & 14, from 11 am to 2 pm. November 3: 90th Anniversary Open House at the Tennessee Theatre at 10 am.



November 4: 90th Anniversary Silent Film Screening: Buster Keaton in The Cameraman at the Tennessee Theatre at 3 pm. November 4: Colony House at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. November 5: Mighty Musical Monday with Senior Center Singers at the Tennessee Theatre at noon. Free! November 7: History Talk with Jack Neely at the Tennessee Theatre at 7 pm. Free! 60


November 9: GO! Contemporary Dance Works Gala: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry at the Foundry at 6 pm. Enjoy a hearty dinner with entertainment, silent auction, and excerpts from Joan of Arc. November 9: Darren Knight at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 8 pm. November 10: UT Football vs. Kentucky at Neyland Stadium. November 11: Veterans Day. November 12: Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Fall Concert at the Tennessee Theatre at 7 pm. Free!

November 23: Regal Celebration of Lights in Market Square, Krutch Park Extension, and Market Street from 6 to 9 pm. November 23: WDVX Holiday Ho Ho Hoedown at the Market Square Stage from 6:30 to 9 pm. November 23: Knoxville’s Holidays on Ice in Market Square. Open through January 6, 2019. November 24 & 25: A Christmas Story at the Tennessee Theatre. November 24 at 7:30 pm and November 25 at 2 pm. November 25: KSO Chamber Orchestra at the Bijou Theatre at 2:30 pm.

November 13: Knoxville Jazz Orchestra presents Nursery Rhymes Reimagined at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

November 25: Keyboards at Christmas benefit for Mission of Hope at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 3:30 pm.

November 14: Lindsey Buckingham at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

November 26: Light the Park at Founders Park at Campbell Station in Farragut at 5 pm.

November 15: Blue October at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. November 15 & 16: Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series: Schumann’s Circle of Friends at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 pm. November 16: David Feherty at the Bijou Theatre at 7:30 pm. November 17: UT Football vs. Missouri at Neyland Stadium. November 18: The Beach Boys: Reason for the Season Christmas Tour at the Tennessee Theatre at 7 pm.

November 28: The War and Treaty at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. November 29: Chris Young at ThompsonBoling Arena at 7 pm. November 30: Christmas in Chilhowee at Chilhowee Park from 6 to 9 pm. November 30: Delbert McClinton at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. November 30: Knoxville Firefighters Association presents Thompson Square at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum at 8 pm.

New Exhibitions Opening at the Emporium Center on November 2



Alliance is pleased to present five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from November 2-30. A reception will take place on Friday, November 2, from 5 to 9 pm as part of First Friday activities downtown to which the public is invited to meet the artists and view the artwork. Several dancers from Pasion Flamenca will perform from 6:30 to 7 pm in the gallery. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition. Eric Buechel: The Familiar in the Main Gallery Eric Buechel was born and raised in New Jersey. His artistic abilities emerged early in life, and he was fortunate to learn many of his skills from his father, Ernest J. Buechel, Sr., who was a talented artist Eric Buechel himself as well as a master ship-modeler. Buechel spent much of his youth absorbed in studying the great masters, often taking trains into New York City as a youth to spend hours in the museums. After high school he attended the DuCret School of Art in Plainfield, New Jersey. He had the opportunity to study with Dr. Furman J. Finck, an official presidential portrait painter, author, and Dean of DuCret at that time. He learned much of his incredible detail from Dr. Finck. Buechel later transferred to Broward College in South Florida, where he earned his degree in fine art. He soon went to work in Manhattan and began his career as an illustrator and later as an art director. Artist Statement: My work focuses on sharing my vision of beauty found in the familiar and ordinary. A walk in nature, an outing to a local café, the face of a loved one: These are the things that bring me joy. Capturing those memories on canvas and sharing those memories brings me even greater joy. Memories are filtered through an emotional lens, which can be seen through the differing styles of my work which lends a different feel to each piece. The goal of my art is to share these reflections and memories through a vision on canvas and bring the viewer to a place within their own memories of joy and happiness. After all, our lives are filled with ordinary events which we all have in common. Art should be beautiful; I unapologetically strive to share beauty.

The Arrowmont Experience in the Balcony The Arrowmont Experience, in its third year at the Emporium, will feature work by Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts’

current Artists-inResidence Sasha Baskin, Alyssa Coffin, Everett Hoffman, Stephanie M. Wilhelm, and K a r i Wo o l s e y. Alyssa Coffin The Artists-inResidence Program provides early career, self-directed artists time, space, and support to experiment and develop a new body of work in a creative community environment. Each year five artists of different media are selected for the eleven-month program, which begins mid-June and continues through late May of the following year. Arrowmont’s artists-in-residence will showcase works made using a range of media. The Artists-in-Residence include: » Sasha Baskin, who is focused on the integration of analog and digital weaving processes, including ikat, natural dye processes, hand-controlled damask, hand-manipulated glitch, and computerized weaving » Alyssa Coffin, interdisciplinary artist » Everett Hoffman, whose current work examines everyday material debris reconstructed within the complex narratives of identity, gender, and sexual desire » Stephanie M. Wilhelm, pottery and ceramics » Kari Woolsey, functional pottery and ceramics To learn more about Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, visit www.arrowmont.org. Broadway Studios & Gallery: Shape, Shoot, Symbolize and Sketch in the Atrium This exhibition features an array of work by the Artists in Residence at Broadway Studios and Gallery (BSG): Sheila Chesanow, Anne Freels, Jessica Gregory, Pa u l a Jo h n so n , Kathleen Kinney, Jessica Gregory Mariclair Tan, and Cynthia Tipton. BSG is located 1127 N. Broadway in North Knoxville and is a co-op of 10 artists working in studios under one roof. They hold monthly exhibitions, operate a retail store, and offer private lessons. The Artists-in-Residence include » Sheila Chesanow, artistic photography » Anne Freels, cornhusk dolls and natural materials » Jessica Gregory, acrylic, oil, and watermedia paintings » Paula Johnson, stained glass and pysanky (Ukrainian eggs)

» Kathleen Kinney, fiber art » Mariclair Tan, sculpture and religious art » Cynthia Tipton, oil paintings Mene Manresa (Desiderio Manresa Bodipo): CONNECTION on the North Wall Desiderio Manresa Bodipo, artistically known as Mene Manresa, was born on the island of Annobon Mene Manresa (Equatorial Guinea). From an early age, he studied drawing, painting, and ceramics at the Hispanic-Guinean Cultural Center in Malabo. He became part of the Monte Alen project, where he was able to expand his skills as an artist along with professional artists from Spain. Manresa has participated in several artistic competitions in Equatorial Guinea and has won several awards. He expanded his knowledge in graphic design, sculpture, animation, and in entertainment (circus); however, he is most recognized for his paintings. In 2011, he did a cultural exchange tour in the U.S. funded by the NGO EG Justice. During the tour, his paintings were shown in several universities and at Highlander Research & Education Center. Manresa is inspired by everyday factors of his environment, and he interposes them in an abstract and modern-realistic world. His work is unique with vivid colors that impact viewers at first sight and help them navigate his world of imaginary composition. For this exhibition, he is presenting new paintings with hopes that viewers can connect with him in his world of modern creativity. Kacey Noel Chumley: Hello Kacey in the Display Case This exhibition features acrylic paintings containing macabre and adorable elements. Kacey Chumley is a writer, illustrator, and blogger from Tazewell, Tennessee. This is her first solo exhibition. Kacey Chumley The exhibitions are on display at the Emporium Center, located at 100 S. Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. Exhibition hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Please note that the Emporium will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 22-23, for the holiday. For more information, contact the Arts & Culture Alliance at 865523-7543 or visit www.knoxalliance.com. November 2018 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


Preserving the Past D


America’s wealthiest families flocked to Newport, Rhode Island, the City by the Sea and its surrounding areas, making the area their summertime playground. The meticulous preservation of more than a dozen of these mansions gives us intimate access to the artistry, personality, and complex culture that went into these colossal time capsules. All that being said, simply having access to and enjoying the breathtaking grounds and cliffside vantage points of these homes is a treasure we cherish. Here we highlight one of those magnificent mansions, The Breakers. The Breakers is the grandest of Newport’s summer “cottages” and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family ’s social and financial preeminence in turn of the century America. Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794-1877) established the family fortune in steamships and later in the New York Central Railroad, which was a pivotal development in the industrial growth of the nation during the late 19th century. The Commodore’s grandson, Cornelius Vanderbilt II, became Chairman and President of the New York Central Railroad system in 1885 and purchased a wooden house called The Breakers in Newport during that same year. In 1893, he commissioned architect Richard Morris Hunt to design a villa to replace the earlier wood-framed house, which was destroyed by fire the previous year. Hunt directed an international 62


team of craftsmen and artisans to create a 70-room Italian Renaissance-style palazzo inspired by the 16th century palaces of Genoa and Turin. Allard and Sons of Paris assisted Hunt with furnishings and fixtures, AustroAmerican sculptor Karl Bitter designed relief sculpture, and Boston architect Ogden Codman decorated the family quarters. The Vanderbilts had seven children. Their youngest daughter, Gladys, who married Count Laszlo Szechenyi of Hungary, inherited the house on her mother’s death in 1934. An ardent supporter of The Preservation

Society of Newport County, she opened The Breakers in 1948 to raise funds for the Society. In 1972, the Preservation Society purchased the house from her heirs. Today the house is designated a National Historic Landmark. Photos by Everything Knoxville

The Breakers Stable & Carriage House

The Breakers Stable & Carriage House is located approximately a half-mile west of the house on Coggeshall Avenue. Completed in 1895, it is 100 feet deep and 150 feet wide, U-shaped with a carriage house in the center. The stable functioned as follows. There were two ways carriages were requested: Mrs. Vanderbilt sent a day-book down every morning at 8 am with a list of the carriages that would be used that day, and people in the house could call down their requests on the telephone. When a carriage was requested,

the horses were brought out, hitched, and left the building from the north door. All of the returning carriages entered through the south door. The carriages were unhitched, washed off, and wheeled into the carriage house. The horses were taken to the back, un-harnessed, and washed down in two rooms with cement floors. The harness was cleaned and placed in the tack room. The horses went to the stable, which consisted of 26 tie stalls and two box stalls. The carriage house and stable were run by the head coachman. There were 12 grooms and stable boys working under his supervision, and they lived directly overhead on the north side. There was a large hayloft and grain room over the stable itself, and the head coachman had a five-room apartment. To the rear, on the south side, there was a large kitchen, dining room, and living room for the grooms and stable boys. Unfortunately, the second floor was destroyed by fire in 1970. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, who was a leader in the sport of coaching, had Brewster

Company of New York, the finest of the coach companies, build him the Venture. He took the Venture, his coachman, grooms, and stable boys along with 12 teams to England each year, where he had a stage coach line that ran from Brighton to London. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday they came up to London from Brighton; every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday they went back down to Brighton. The run was about 50 miles, and they stopped every 10 miles to change teams. They also stopped for lunch and for tea. The entire run took from 10 am to 5 pm to complete. The Venture is among the coaches now on display in the carriage room. In 1915, Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt was on the steamship Lusitania when it was sunk off the coast of Ireland at the start of World War I. As the ship went down, he gave his life jacket to a woman who could not swim, and as a result, he lost his life. Also on display in the Stable is an exhibit on the New York Central Railroad.

Beneath The Breakers Tour A New Underground Tour – Never-Before-Seen!

Explore the underground tunnel, boiler room, and basement of The Breakers! You’ll see and learn about the new domestic technology that transformed daily life, including: » The development of electricity and how it changed the Gilded Age » The emergence of the modern elevator » The revolutionary infrastructure that heated and cooled the great house » The modern plumbing and laundry facilities that affected attitudes about hygiene and cleanliness Also, you’ll hear about the house engineer whose detailed daily journals have helped us understand how it all worked. Based on research by Preservation Society staff and period documents, the tour shares with visitors how the house changed with the times as domestic technology evolved through the Gilded Age and into the 20th century. Tour space is limited, and advance reservations are recommended. For more information, visit www.newportmansions.org. November 2018 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE


Who Are You Going to Turn the Keys Over to? B Y TO M I R M E N


of America’s nearly 30 million small business owners are within a decade or so of retirement. So who’s going to succeed you when you retire? Or maybe it’s your plan to work right up to the end? Regardless of your plans, you might discover that future events could interfere with even your best intentions. What if you were to die unexpectedly? What if you are incapacitated and unable to make those same decisions in the future that you make today? What if your children pursue their own dreams that don’t include operating the family business? Less than one-quarter of today’s small businesses have succession plans. If tragedy were to strike, it would be like dying without a will. In other words, someone else will be making decisions in the future on your behalf… decisions that you might not agree with. It can get even more complicated than that. What if your son or daughter that takes over your business decides to divorce their spouse? You know, the one you were never

Probably the best place to start in succession planning is to meet with your family to discuss your future plans and expectations. quite fond of. Will the divorce settlement include surrendering half of your business to their ex? Life doesn’t always go exactly as we might have hoped. If you and your spouse are counting on retirement income from

your business when you’ve turned over the keys to your small business to your successor(s), your only assurance of continuity will be a wellthought out and carefully implemented succession plan. Probably the best place to start in succession planning is to meet with your family to discuss your future plans and expectations. Next, schedule a meeting with an attorney experienced in small business succession planning. Finally, incorporate your intentions into a final document that describes your future plans in detail. It’s also a good idea to meet with those family members involved and key employees to review your succession plans in order to eliminate any surprises that might be potentially disruptive in the future. Your objective should be to map out as smooth a transition as possible in order to protect not only the business that you’ve invested your life in, but also to protect the livelihoods and futures of all of your associates who have contributed to your small business success.

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A Professional Leads by Example


HAT ARE SOME important

character traits that will help define you as a leader? » You are enthusiastic. Enthusiasm is contagious. Working beside people who are enthusiastic can change the whole atmosphere of the entire workspace. Getting excited about an accomplishment, product, or service is what drives great ideas, ingenuity, creative thinking, and vision. Also, enthusiasm promotes collaboration, which is imperative to success. It’s like being the cheerleader for a team that you not only believe in, but are betting on its success. » You take the initiative. A professional doesn’t have to be told to do something when it’s obvious it would be beneficial to the company to accomplish. Yes, there’s a protocol and “chain of command” that has to be respected, but oftentimes where people lack initiative is within their own sphere of influence. A professional isn’t afraid to work hard or express a great idea just because they’re afraid it might increase their workload. Your priority is the “greater good” of the company above all else, with integrity leading the way. » You’re “cool” under pressure. Dealing 64


with the unexpected without freaking out is a must for every professional. Keep your emotions in check regardless of the crisis. Stay “cool” so you can think clearly, weigh options, and make good decisions. Panicking or expecting the worse only exasperates the situation and weakens the confidence that your colleagues have in your abilities. » You’re the expert. It’s essential that you learn everything you can about your product, service, or skill. Stay abreast on the latest innovation, statistics, and data regarding your industry. To be innovative, think five years out. What will technology allow you to do? Are you marketing to your future customers as well as present customers? Who are your future customers? What will they want differently? Are you prepared? Don’t speak about topics you’re not equipped to speak about with certainty. It’s always better to say, “Let me give that some thought and get back to you” rather than speak too soon and regret it later. Know your limits, but be as educated as you can. » You’re committed to self-improvement and lifelong learning. Never accept that you’re done learning. Continuing to improve yourself in all facets of your life

is what also leads to success. Build relationships and continue educating yourself. Another important aspect to this character trait is keeping yourself healthy and fit. Statistics show that those who are healthier and fit are usually more productive at work. As you continue on this journey of life and success, there’s no greater advice I can give you than to say keep going. Keep improving. When you learn better, do better. Don’t dwell on past mistakes and errors, but keep your eyes focused on the future, your next accomplishment, and your next goal. Right your wrongs when you can, and learn from those you cannot. Keep your head up, shoulders high, backs straight, smile, and walk forward knowing that you are special, capable, intelligent, and bound for success. Nothing can stop you. It’s your destiny.

Monica Irvine The Etiquette Factory President 865.719.7302 www.theetiquettefactory.com monica@theetiquettefactory.com

Shakespeare’s Macbeth at Knoxville Children’s Theatre KN O X V I L L E


Theatre, in partnership with Clayton Foundation, presents live performances of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. KCT’s version is a specially adapted two-hour version of the classic tragedy, geared for ages 12 and up. The live stage play will be performed through November 11: November 1 and 2 at 7 pm, November 3 at 1 and 5 pm, November 4 at 3 and 7 pm, November 8 and 9 at 7 pm, November 10 at 1 and 5 pm, and November 11 at 3 and 7 pm. A brave soldier named Macbeth receives a prophecy that he will one day be King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth carries out a murderous plot, allowing him to seize the throne. But the couple is wracked with guilt and paranoia, which leads to darker and darker crimes, ushering the couple into the realm of madness. Widely read in area high schools, Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy is a

cautionary tale about the damaging psychological effect of unchecked ambition. The play is performed by 19 talented young actors from ages 12 to 17. Dale Gross, a student at Sweetwater High, will portray the doomed Macbeth, and Lauren Rymer, a student at Bearden High, plays Lady Macbeth. The rest of the cast includes KCT veterans

Austin Bishop, Ava Bradshaw, Reece Brown, Draven Copeland, Lily Kate Corley, Maria Kauffman, Eric Magee, Alex Montgomery, Lauren Norton, Bella Patterson, Elijah Payne, Lydia Pulsinelli, Brycen Ritchie, Emma Stark, Allison Strong, Kennis Van Dyke, and Averi Waller. KCT Academy Director, Dennis E. Perkins, will direct the production. Local fight choreographer, Carolyn Corley, is the combat director. High schooler Charlotte Stark serves as Assistant Director and Lighting Designer. Boone Sommers, a West High student, provides the scenery design. Three teens, Emma Stark, Averi Waller, and Ava Bradshaw, will complete the costume design. Grant Trivette, a Powell High student, is the play’s stage manager. Knoxville Children’s Theatre is located at 109 E. Churchwell Avenue in Knoxville. For more information, call 865-208-3677 or visit www.knoxvillechildrenstheatre.com.



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Love Your Lift ® with Ultherapy U

LTHERAPY HARNESSES the power of ultrasound to transform the brow, chin, neck, and chest to lift and tighten the skin naturally – without surgery or downtime. Ultrasound has been used throughout the medical field for more than 50 years, and Ultherapy has been established effective in clinical studies in more than a million treatments worldwide and remains the only non-invasive procedure FDA cleared to lift skin on the neck, under the chin, brow, and the décolletage. Ultherapy relies on ultrasound therapy to deliver its collagenboosting treatment. It also incorporates traditional ultrasound imaging, which allows practitioners to see the layers of tissue they are treating, ensuring the treatment energy is delivered to where it will be most beneficial without injuring the surface of the skin. Results will unfold during the course of two to three months, with maximum improvement at six months. We often find that our neck and chest are left out of the daily skin care regimen, which means they are showing age at a much faster rate than our face. Clothing often exposes the chest to the sun, making it vulnerable to sun damage and signs of aging just like the face. It’s time to treat your chest and neck as well as you treat your face. While there are many energy-based devices on the market that are used to treat wrinkles and lines on various surfaces of the skin, Ultherapy Décolletege Treatment is the ONLY non-invasive procedure specifically indicated by the FDA to improve lines and wrinkles on the chest. The Ultherapy Décolletege Treatment is a safe, non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that takes only 30 minutes. With one single procedure, patients notice improvement

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Matthew B. Doppelt D.O., F.A.O.C.D., F.A.A.D. Board Certified Dermatologist

in lines and wrinkles on the chest by using safe ultrasound that stimulates the body’s natural collagen production. While ultrasound technology does not duplicate the results of plastic surgery, Ultherapy is an inviting alternative for those who are not yet ready or who are not candidates for surgery. Please call Southeastern Dermatology to schedule a complimentary consultation.Southeastern Dermatology is proud to be the premier provider of Ultherapy treatments in Knoxville.

Southeastern Dermatology 1930 Pinnacle Pointe Way Knoxville, TN 37922 865.474.8800 www.drdoppelt.com

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