Everything Knoxville October 2022 Edition

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IN NEED OF A KITCHEN REMODEL?

Homeowner Katie was when she called Cabry Design for an upgrade. With a family of four, she needed something that would be practical in everyday life while also being an inviting space which warmly welcomes guests as soon as they walk in the room.

Beginning with Katie’s initial ideas through the final installation and finishing touches, the team at Cabry helped every step of the way to create her customized dream kitchen. Featuring hidden dog bowl roll outs, crescent moon toe kick detailing, drawer inserts and so much more, Katie’s kitchen was carefully thought out and planned using hand crafted Amish Cabinetry.

“I was sad to see them go,” said Katie. The team at Cabry takes pride in all of their work and specializes in giving every client their forever kitchen.

Your Dream Kitchen Starts Here

IF YOU have been putting off renovating a full bathroom due to time and cost, Alex and Eugene at Knox Showers are your perfect resource for a better solution at a better price. They offer convenient, customizable, high-quality products that can be installed in days, not weeks, with much less mess and life disruption.

15 MBody Healthcare

Why time matters when seeking healthcare for you and your family.

23 Local Guys Collision

Trust, safety, and accountability is their business philosophy.

34 PremierGarage

Learn how to clean an epoxy garage floor in 3 easy steps.

37 Undercover Systems

The perfect outside family space in your home.

49 Shelf Help

Stop just wishing for more convenience.

From the Publisher

AS I sit on my deck under blue skies with a cool breeze (finally!), Knoxville is still giddy from Saturday’s “big game” where the Vols defeated the Gators. It was so nice to see a full checkerboard stadium! Our daughter, a UT alumni, came to town with friends and was more than thrilled with the win - it hasn’t happened since she was a UT student herself. Her group spent the rest of the day, hopping from one downtown party venue to the next. Knoxville is definitely the right place to be for a celebration!

We feel very fortunate to have linked up with others here in Knoxville that love our Scruffy City and all it has to offer as much as we do! Somewhere.inthe.South’s Lori and Denton, who we have known for more than a decade, have been gracious enough to share their “date night” outings with us. They are always up on all the fun places to grab a beer and a burger. Their son, who just hiked the entire Appalachain Trail from south to north,

Travel and Recreation

Insights & Highlights

Random Acts of Flowers

Food and Recipes

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Contact Information

Post Office Box 24532 Knoxville, TN 37933 865.640.3015

Reach us Online info@everythingknoxville.com EverythingKnoxville.com

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Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

is now getting settled back in town. Exciting times!

Kristi Parsons, who we have lovingly dubbed “Miss Knoxville,” is a regular Travel contributor. If you follow her on Instagram, you know that she is everywhere, all the time - from gallery openings, to music venues, local shops, and downtown festivals! Kristi is also an avid area hiker and brilliant photographer.

Our latest Knoxville-lover is Riley Woody, a recent meet and greet for us but a Knoxville native and UTK alumni. She is eager to share many of the one-of-a-kind restaurants unique to Knoxville and what deliciousness they have to offer. We feel so blessed to have such likeminded, knowledgeable talents in Everything Knoxville.

Our advertisers are no exception! Cover feature busi ness Knox Showers is as homegrown as they come. With a desire to fill a real need and the integrity to back it up, Alex and Eugene are what true Knoxvillians are made of - head knowledge and the heart to create a thriving business. We love sharing their stories!

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PLEASE SEE OUR ARTICLE ON PAGE 12

Affordable, High-Quality CUSTOM SHOWER INSTALLATIONS Completed in Days!

KNOX SHOWERS has grown out of a locally founded and award-winning handyman business Smart Home Fix. Both Alex Shelyakov and Eugene Khalezov, his business partner and uncle, came to Knoxville as kids with their parents in search of the quintessential “American Dream.” After college and working in the construction and IT/ supply chain businesses respectively, Alex and Eugene began Smart Home Fix more than 10 years ago. Knox Showers grew out of a customer need they knew they could fill. Everything Knoxville was able to talk to the guys about their growing company and all the benefits of having a bathroom renovation that includes Knox Showers.

EK: You seem to have decided that Knoxville is “home.” What led to putting down your roots and starting a business here?

Alex: I actually met my wife here when I was only 14! I had big dreams to move to a big city once I was finished with school - little did I know, Knoxville would be my forever home. We got married right out of college, and I started my own construction company. After several years of business, I had repeat customers asking for us to do smaller jobs around their house. I brainstormed the idea of Smart Home Fix but knew that I didn’t want to go it alone.

Eugene: It really is a family business at heart. Alex and I partnered to create Smart Home Fix. Alex is a people person who likes sales and new opportunities, and I am more of the specific business details aspect end. We make a great team.

EK: With more than 10 years as a successful handyman busi ness, why branch out into bathroom shower installations?

Eugene: In the past couple of years, we noticed that the need for people to update their homes had increased dramatically,

so we decided to pinpoint what homeowners would find to be the most useful in terms of bathroom renovation. The solution became very clear. Bathroom remodels usually take weeks to do properly with craftsmen using tile and grout. Most people are reluctant to begin a project that may require taking consid erable time off work, not to mention dealing with a possibly more than a month’s worth of dust and noise.

Alex: We knew this would be a service many Knoxvillians would appreciate! It took us some time and lots of dedicated research to find the right product, but once we did, we (and our customers) fell in love.

EK: How can Knox Showers be a real asset to any bathroom renovation?

Eugene: We are able to offer a great looking product that is available in a variety of styles, patterns, and colors and that can be installed in days, not weeks.

Alex: The reasons are clear - we put in a great looking shower faster. It will not look like an ordinary fiberglass tub and is also much easier to clean. Our product comes with a lifetime warranty, looks like tile, and has no maintenance in sealing or cleaning grout. It’s a win-win!

EK: After a prospective client calls your office, what happens next?

Alex: We don’t have salespeo ple. Our estimator will come out - in a recognizable ladder-topped Smart Car that made my wife think I was crazy! - to listen

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to your wants and needs, do measure ments, and show you the many products we have to offer. He won’t be pushy and won’t pressure you “to sign.”

Eugene: After the client chooses the specific material color and style, adds convenience items like niches for products or safety features such as grab bars or shower seats, the shower is constructed to their specifications. We then come out and install everything in just a few days. And remember, there is honestly a lifetime warranty!

EK: What is next for Knox Showers?

Alex: We are in the process of creating a showroom (opening in November) within our offices in the Hardin Valley area where people will be able to come see and feel the finished product in its many variations. We are excited to be able to show up close and in

person why it is one of the best shower systems on the market.

EK: What else should our readers know about Knox Showers?

Alex: In addition to shower inserts, we install all new plumbing fixtures, offer vanity tops, fra meless glass doors, seat and bar safety options - all to fit our clients’ lifestyle needs.

Eugene: If you have been putting off renovating a full bath room due to time and cost, Knox Showers is your perfect resource. Whether you are updating a main bathroom, planning for “age in place,” or creating a “mother-in-law” suite, we have solutions with better service and a better product. We are also able to offer financing with amazing rates, so call us today to find out more.

Knox Showers 865.622.5088

KnoxShowers.com Affordability Less mess & life disruption Style and color options Convenience add-ons No grout or sealing needed Ease of cleaning Lifetime warranty The Many Benefits of a Knox Showers Installation: Treating our clients and their homes with respect, knowing that we have done a good job by not cutting corners, allows us to sleep well at night.

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Tears and Laughter...

They’re Both Good!

AS A guy with years of experience interacting with women, you’d think I’d be comfortable with tears.

Tears come for lots of different reasons, but I still feel uneasy when a client starts crying. I have a lot of interactions with clients, and women clients in particular, but I still struggle with exactly how to react.

Years ago, I had a client come in who had really curly hair. (When this story took place, curly hair was “out,” so she was struggling with what to do with her hair.) I introduced her to some great, heat-protection products and flat-ironed her hair. She looked intently in the mirror and said, “I never imagined it could look like this!” and kept petting her hair. She had been to other salons, but nobody had bothered to tell her that this was an option. She couldn’t stop staring at her self and petting her hair. Then the smile broke out… and the waterworks started! (Yay! Happy endings!) And when clients are that excited, it makes me want to cry! (Yeah… I’m a crier!)

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Tuesdays 3 pm - 6 pm

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Saturdays 8 am - Noon

We are looking for stylists who understand that one of the most loving things you can do for your client is to be excellent at your job. If that fits you, we’d love to have you apply. Or, if you are looking for a salon where laughter and tears are both welcome, then we’d love to have you as a client.

Our purpose is to create an environment of professional excellence and genuine love. We’d love for you to give us a try and let us know how we are doing.

Ross the Boss Salons

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“Our purpose is to create an environment where people can experience professional excellence, and genuine love.”
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Ross with three of RTB’s longtime stylists! Bottom: Kay Batts and Melissa Gaylor. Top, right: Sandy Estridge
We realize that your hair is a really big deal, so we do our best to stay current on training, products, and trends to make sure you don’t embarrass your teenagers - at least with your hair!
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HAPPY FALL! We look forward to welcoming you once again to the annual Fall Open House at The Town Farmery & Gifts! Come see all the wonderful things in store for fall, the unveiling of this year’s Christmas décor, and fabulous gift ideas.

Food tastings are back! We’ll have several of Captain Rodney’s treats ready to sample, along with selec tions from Rabbit Creek dip mixes, and the ever pop ular Savory Party Crackers.

New for 2022, an expanded selection of the World’s Softest® socks from Crescent Sock Co. in Niota, Tennessee. Our crafters have also gone above and beyond to provide a great selection of vintage jewelry, wood crafts, and pottery. Nostalgia is in this year with Stuckey’s Original Pecan Log Rolls, Pecan Pralines, and Famous Hunkey Dorey caramel popcorn with nuts. Return engagements include your favorite gift choices from last year, Mr. Bird seed bells, wreaths, and col umns. Our pumpkin patch is loaded with those amazing wood and tin pumpkins in a variety of sizes and colors. Linens for the season, along with flo ral arrangement and wreaths, are here and ready to dress your table or door. Michel Design Works is back with new fall and winter scents.

As always, there will be sales tax-free shopping on all merchan dise, which includes framed art and prints. We will be handing out discount custom framing coupons good on your next framing order. It can be a little busy sometimes, so it may not be the best day to bring a framing project with you.

We can’t wait to see everyone to celebrate the season!

The Town Framery & Gifts

12814 Kingston Pike Farragut, TN 37934

865.671.6627

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12814 Kingston Pike, Farragut 865-671-6627 ~ T-F: 10-6 ~ Sat: 10-4 www.thetownframery.com Located one block west of Renaissance Center/Farragut Holiday fun is here! Oct. 20-22 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sales Tax Free Shopping Framing Discount Coupon The Town Framery & Gifts Fall Open House October 20-22 • 10 am to 4 pm
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“I read a review of European Fine Hardwood Floors in Everything Knoxville when I began remodeling my the home in late 2020. Valera and Svetlana met with me and my general contractor, and we were immediately impressed with their thoroughness and assessment of the work to be done. Their contract was explicit and accurate. Valera promised a nearly dustless installation, and that is what was definitely delivered. I would absolutely recommend them. My floors are gorgeous!”

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Don’t Miss These 2023 Medicare Changes

EXCITING CHANGES are afoot for Medicare in 2023, and I can’t wait to share them with you. If you are one of over 60 million Americans in the Medicare system, there is no denying that the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act will bring predictability to your drug costs:

• Insulin costs will be capped at $35/month beginning in 2023, which will be a sigh of relief to Part D enrollees who spent $1 billion on insulin in 2020, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

• Annual out-of-pocket prescription costs will be capped at $2,000/year beginning in 2025. Retirees spending many thousands of dollars on expensive drugs will be a thing of the past.

• The U.S. government will be able to nego tiate prescription drug prices on behalf of Medicare recipients beginning in 2026 and ramping up through 2029. More cost-effec tive drugs are on the horizon.

• Lastly, vaccines of all types will be free for Medicare recipients. No more delaying on those pneumonia or shingles vaccines!

Switching gears now to Medicare Advantage plans. Remember that Advantage plans are all-in clusive plans that have low monthly premiums and then you pay a co-pay for care. The two big knocks were high maximum out-of-pockets and limited ability to be covered beyond your local net work. Time to take a fresh look. 2023 Advantage plan coverages will include $2,000 - $3,000 den tal, vision and glasses, hearing aids, and a $200 quarterly payout for OTC pharmacy items. And I’m not done yet: The max out-of-pocket for those co-pays is dropping to $3,200 in 2023 and then down to $2,000 in 2024. No more worrying that a hospital stay could drain your savings. Most importantly, plans are putting into writing that you can see any network provider while traveling in the U.S. and the co-pay will be the same.

We are so excited about all of these new Medicare changes and improvements for retirees that we’re hosting a Zoom call to talk more about it. Rick Austin, our featured speaker, is an inde pendent Medicare insurance professional who has provided our clients with Medicare expertise for the last seven years. He is a wealth of information, and I hope you’ll join us on Tuesday, October 18, at 10:30 am for a 30-minute Zoom. Please email Terri@marshwealth.com to request the Zoom link.

Fiduciary

504 Ebenezer Road, Knoxville, TN 37923 865.622.2162

MarshWealth.com

LEARN ABOUT THE CHANGES TO MEDICARE IN 2023

Join us for a 30 minute Zoom webinar on Tuesday, October 18, at 10:30 am. Email terri@marshwealth.com for the Zoom link registration.

Featured speaker Rick Austin, an independent Medicare insurance professional, will discuss the new Medicare changes and improvements for retirees.

Bearden/Homberg 5005 Kingston Pike 865-249-6010

Open M-F 11-3

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Financial Planning & Investment Advisory Services are offered through Marsh Wealth Management, LLC (“MWM”), an independent investment advisor registered with the state of Tennessee. Yvonne Marsh is an Investment Advisor Representative of MWM in the state of Tennessee. Marsh Professional Group, LLC is a TN registered public accounting firm and a separate legal entity from MWM. For a detailed discussion of MWM and their investment advisory fees, see the firm’s Form ADV on file with the SEC at www.adviserinfo.sec.gov
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4 Questions to Ask YourselfNEED A CUSTOM CLOSET?

ARE YOU ALWAYS sorting through the never-ending amount of garments you have hanging in your closet just to put together the single outfit you had in mind? Can’t find the pants to match the shirt? Or the shoes to match the pants?

While life can be messy and disorganized, a closet should not. Closets should make life easier. A custom closet that’s designed and organized based on your needs pro vides more organization and maximizes storage space, which means less frustration.

Tailored Living of Knoxville professionals will meet with you in your home, listen to your specific needs, and work with you to design a space that fits your lifestyle. After a recent move to West Knoxville, Tailored Living has a larger showroom to meet with customers to finalize detailed designs.

Here are some preliminary questions to ask yourself before calling for your free in-home consultation:

1. What is my budget?

While the cost depends on the size of your closet and organizational needs, a basic system with hanging and shelving is very affordable. Adding drawers and cabinets with doors will increase the cost. Additionally, the finish color you choose impacts the cost.

White will always be less expensive than wood grains and darker finishes.

2. What types of clothing am I storing?

Some people only want to hang shirts, blouses, and pants in their closet and leave other items such as undergarments stored in a bedroom dresser. If there is space available, most people now prefer to add drawers in the closet so everything is in one place and it eliminates the need for a bulky dresser in the bedroom. Think about what types of cloth ing and accessories you want to store inside your closet and it will help you put together a

picture of your organizational needs.

3. Which accessories do I need?

Convenient accessories like jewelry draw ers, fold-out ironing boards, tilt-out hampers, and pull-out belt racks are among the many options that bring more order to the closet and help you easily find everyday items.

4. What look do I want to create?

A closet that fits with your home’s interior helps you be organized without diminishing your home’s style. From a contemporary white to a rich warm wood grain finish, you can find an attractive finish to perfectly complement your home décor. Adding extra design touches like an island, full-length mirror, and vanity will enhance the look of your closet even more.

These are just a few ideas to consider when thinking about a custom closet. Once you have considered your budget and what you need to store, Tailored Living of Knoxville will design a custom closet system with features built around you and your lifestyle.

Tailored Living 865.947.8686

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DESIGNER paula clancy Nouveau Classics Contemporary Furniture & Interior Design 101 S Gay St Knoxville 865.525.4755  www.nouveauclassics.com

WHENANN FIRST walked into our clinic, she had no outward signs of the imminent danger she was facing. I invited her into my office and reviewed her medical history and medications. It immediately caught my attention that she was on three blood pressure medications and reported frequent headaches. I scanned the remainder of her paperwork, and when my eyes fell upon her previous diagnosis of a 90% blockage to her right carotid artery (major artery in your neck), it became evident that time was of the essence. The severity of the situation further heightened when I took her blood pressure, which was 240/126 (120/80 is normal). I confirmed that she had been taking her medications and double checked the reading on her other arm. She was in a hypertensive crisis, and I knew I must work quickly to get her pressure down. She admitted it had been running high but was shocked at how high it was that dayexplaining that she didn’t have a headache or blurry vision, her typical symptoms when she was in the “danger zone.”

Hypertension is notoriously called the silent killer. Values generally have to be extremely high before most people notice, making fre quent monitoring essential. Symptoms of high blood pressure can include blurry vision, headaches, nose bleeds, irregular heartbeat, chest pain, fatigue, and ear buzzing.

After treating her with medication in our clinic, I decided to add two additional medi cines and provided her with a blood pressure cuff to take home. After three days, she sent me a text with her list of blood pressures. Although her blood pressure had gone down, it was still too high. I stopped two of the original medications she had been taking to see if these other medicines were providing any added benefit. Based on her initial blood pressure, I doubted stopping them would even be noticeable. There was no significant change, and I was glad to have two fewer medications in the mix.

During the next few weeks, she continued recording her blood pressure and called to report any that fell outside the parameters we had set. On one occasion, she called after hours with a very high reading, which led to us adding a prescription for her to use on an “as-needed basis” while adjusting her medications. Finally, after several trials and adjustments, with continuous monitoring and close communication, we got her to her blood pressure goal of 130/80 in just over four weeks.

Ann has worked in healthcare for more than 30 years and is familiar with the dangers of high blood pressure. She has frequently witnessed the consequences of untreated hypertension, such as kidney dis ease (resulting in dialysis) and heart disease

(resulting in heart attacks). Aware of her risk, she was proactive, did her due diligence, sought out doctors and specialists, and took multiple medications. Yet, none were able to manage her as closely and aggressively as her condition required. It wasn’t due to the provider’s lack of competence or willing ness to treat Ann, but rather their lack of time. Her confirmed coronary artery dis ease and extremely high blood pressure left her in a volatile space, and it took a personal healthcare advocate to closely follow her to the point that she was safe and out of danger. And it took time.

The timeframe from diagnosis to optimized therapy is one of the leading contributors to our chronic disease burden in our country, and the problem can be traced back to time.

Or rather, the lack thereof. Primary care appointments in 2022 are averaging a mere seven minutes. Doctors barely have time to see their patients, much less call and check up on them after hours. They certainly cannot be expected to treat them aggres sively due to their inability to provide close supervision. Medical insurance require

medication adjustment and monitoring, severely exaggerating the timeframe to res olution. Knowing this, it would likely have been close to 12 months for Ann to reach her goal. Twelve months of silent damage and imminent danger while navigating the system her insurance required.

Untreated high blood pressure can damage the kidneys, heart, eyes, brain, and arterieslong-term damage results in kidney disease (dialysis), heart attack, blindness, and stroke.

At MBody Healthcare, we know your struggles and frustrations; we face the same barriers in the system when seeking healthcare. We decided we had to find a way to provide quality and personalized care, focusing on getting patients better faster. We found that removing the bar riers imposed by insurance and restoring the doctor-patient connection allows us to give you the time and attention your health deserves. It is an entirely new way to experience healthcare, resulting in quicker diagnosis and resolution of illness.

MBody Healthcare

10414 Jackson Oaks Way Knoxville, TN 37922 865.399.6026 MBodyHealthcare.com

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What Can Design Decor Do for You?

Fall for some new decor!

Without hesitation, if you ask me what my favorite season is, the answer is always “fall!” And it’s about more than getting the chance to break out the boots and sweaters (though they’re definitely a plus!). Autumn brings new possibilities. It’s a time of transition. As the temperatures start to tumble, it’s the perfect excuse to spend more time in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes and gathering with friends and family. And nothing makes a house feel more like a home than some cozy decor.

Wouldn’t you enjoy a little “freshening up” this season?

Are you a little bored with your “been there, done that” decora tions? Design Decor is ready for the assignment! We understand that homeowners and business owners alike can become over whelmed with the time and energy required to properly decorate the interior and exterior of their homes and businesses for special events, parties, and seasonal holidays. Our unique service pro vides designer-quality decor customized to your personal style for your home or office. We take the frustration out of decorating - for any season and any reason, we can assist you in finding the perfect decor to fit your style, budget, and event.

We do it all - delivery, set up, take down, and storage - leaving you with nothing but the fond memories of a very special event or seasonal celebration enjoyed with co-workers, close friends, and family. Decor can be purchased or leased depending on your preference. From Christmas to graduations, autumn celebrations to weddings, and grand openings to anniversaries, our talented and experienced decorators are excited to lend our expertise. Call us for a free consultation and let us exceed your expectations!

Experience our showroom!

We have more than 4,000 square feet of space packed with sev eral distinctive themes and designs. Right now, we’re preparing to deck the halls for the holiday season, with examples of fully-deco rated Christmas trees and other accent pieces on display. Our team can infuse your home with holiday spirit in four hours or less, leaving you free to enjoy the season! And your beautiful decorations.

Mary Ellen and I are proud to offer custom decor for anyone with any budget, giving everyone the chance to have a designer-qual ity home. By offering the option to lease or purchase complete looks, we help make those designer dreams come true. We also offer in-store floral workshops and the option to shop for individual pieces in our extensive showroom to create your own look. See for yourself how we’re “dedicated to distinctive decorating!”

Design Decor

627 American Glass Way Knoxville, TN 37932 865.896.3450

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56th Annual Fine Craft Show November 4-6, 2022 Knoxville Expo Center 5441 Clinton Hwy Tickets: $8 at the door Discount tickets online at FoothillsCraftGuild.net Judy Woodson: Jewelry Vicki Love: LeatherCara Rose: Clay Gordon Fowler: Wood Friday & Saturday: 10-6pm; Sunday: 10-4pm Tina Brunetti: Mixed Media Foothills Craft Guild is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit This project is being supported in whole or in part by federal award number 21.027 awarded to the City of Knoxville by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Arts & Culture Alliance
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Tips for a Happy Retirement

EVERYONE

WANTS a happy retirement, and “happy” means different things to different people. Regardless of your aspirations, here are the top three for enjoying what I believe to be a happy retirement.

Retire “TO” something - not FROM something I meet with far too many people just counting the days until they retire from the “daily grind.” While I certainly understand the sentiment, these same individuals often jump right back in the workforce a year later - because they got bored! Or, even worse, they sit at home lonely and disconnected since their identity and circle of friends was entirely wrapped in their former workspace. In my experience, someone who is a new chapter of life filled with family, hobbies, and acts of service enjoys a smoother transition from the workforce and enjoys retire ment exponentially more.

Don’t Penny-Pinch

Don’t get me wrong - a budget is still import ant, and spending above one’s means over an extended period is a bad idea! But simple plea sures like a cup of coffee or tickets to the local ball game should always be within reach. Retirement is a time to enjoy life and “master the middle ground” of spending. Big trips and expenditures must be planned out carefully, but everyday plea sures should not be a daily question mark.

Take Your Health Seriously

In my experience, the happiest retirees are also among the healthiest. It’s more difficult to enjoy the simple pleasures in life when you’re in chronic pain or a frequent flyer at the hospital, right? Simple steps such as regular exercise and healthy food choices are just as important as choosing the proper investments in your IRA account.

Take a moment to tear out this page or add our information to your contacts. When you are ready to work on your happy retirement plan, we will be ready and waiting.

Travis Cullman, CFP®, CPFA

Senior Vice President, Southwestern Investment Group

Wealth Advisor, SWIG 136 Concord Road Knoxville, TN 37934 865.686.5202 SWInvestmentGroup.com

The information has been obtained from sources considered to be reliable, but we do not guarantee that the foregoing material is accurate or complete. Any opinions are those of Travis Cullman and not necessarily those of Raymond James. Expressions of opinion are as of this date and are subject to change without notice. There is no guar antee that these statements, opinions, or forecasts provided herein will prove to be correct. Every investor’s situation is unique and you should consider your investment goals, risk tolerance, and time horizon before making any investment. Prior to making an investment decision, please consult with your financial advisor about your individual situation. Raymond James and its advisors do not offer tax or legal advice. You should discuss any tax or legal matters with the appropriate professional.

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PERIPHERAL&A NEUROPATHY

WHAT IS peripheral neuropathy?

Peripheral Neuropathy is a condition where the small nerves, usually in the toes and feet, stop working prop erly. Most people feel burning, tingling, or numbness in their feet, which may cause them to fall.

What causes this condition?

There are three broad categories that cause peripheral neuropa thy. The first and most common is diabetes. Another potential cause may be autoimmune conditions where the body starts attacking its own tissues. The third broad category can be labeled environmen tal, which includes things like certain medications, chemotherapy, or excessive use of alcohol that can damage these small nerves.

How does diabetes cause neuropathy?

All of the tissues in our body rely on blood for nutrients so they can be repaired. Let’s imagine that blood is the consistency of water for this example. In a person with diabetes, their blood will be more like the consistency of syrup due to the higher sugar content. This type of blood cannot easily flow through the small blood vessels that feed the nerves in their toes and feet. Eventually the nerves will start to degenerate and they lose the ability to feel their feet.

What are common treatments for peripheral neuropathy?

The most common treatments are medications. For many people, medications do not work very well to control their symptoms and create additional uncomfortable side effects.

Are there other options for people with this condition?

The providers in our clinic have an 85% success rate helping people reduce the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. It is not uncommon to hear people tell us that they can finally feel their feet again for the first time in years and that they are not as afraid of falling.

How long have you been helping people like this?

We have been treating patients like these for nearly 20 years and brought this type of treatment to Knoxville more than a year ago with great success.

What is the next step towards relief?

If you have been told that there is nothing that can help your condition, call our clinic to schedule a consultation where we will meet with you to find out if you are a good candidate for treatment.

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Autumn Adventures in the Great Smokies

AS SUMMER comes to an end, autumn hues begin to cover the stunning rolling ridges of the Great Smoky Mountains. They begin in the higher elevations and slowly make their way to the base of mountains for one last hurrah, just before the hills fall into a deep slumber until the buds of spring appear the following year. In this month’s feature, I’ve put together a few different autumn adventure ideas for you. Seize the season and do them all, mix & match, or pick your favorite and enjoy the most beautiful time of the year in the Smokies.

Scenic Drives, Shopping, and Solitude

Mountain Lodge Gatlinburg is a locally owned vacation home that is a perfect balance of rustic and luxury. The 25 acres of private property is located only a few minutes away from downtown Gatlinburg, the national park, and the Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Community. The stunning views of the Smokies, fire pit, hot tub, outdoor seating, and cozy interior set the per fect ambiance for a fall retreat with your sweetheart, family, or a few friends. Spend a day browsing the work of more than 100 artists and craftsmen in the arts district, take a drive up to Clingman Dome or along the Foothills Parkway, and spend the night relaxing at the cabin.

Rise early the next day and make your way into down town Gatlinburg, and kick the day off with a trip to the Pancake Pantry or Donut Friar. A stroll through The Village is sure to kickstart your excitement for the fun that awaits throughout the rest of the day. If you’re visiting during the

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last two weeks of October, a visit to the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair is a must, as is the Oktoberfest at Ober that runs until the end of October.

Are you a lover of wine? The Gatlinburg Garden Club Wine Fest returns on October 15th. If you can’t make it to the festival, plan on doing the Gatlinburg Wine Trail, mak ing time to stop in Tennessee Homemade Wines. The winery keeps a solid 5-star set of reviews on TripAdvisor and was voted Tennessee’s Best Winery by Yelp in 2022. You’ll also find sips of the season being served up in the form of hot mulled cider at their sister business, Tennessee Cider Company. If you find yourself tired from the hustle and bustle of the day, treat yourself to dinner with a view at Anakeesta or at my personal favorite culinary spot in Gatlinburg, The Greenbrier.

Note: If Mountain Lodge Gatlinburg is booked on the dates you’re wanting to stay, be sure to check out Mason Jar Lodge, which is located just a bit up the road and has the same great host.

Camping, Cammerer, and Coffee

Are you more interested in a dose of sol itude with a deeper connection to nature? Then a camping trip is what you need! Visit the national park website, book a camp site in the Cosby Campground, pack up your camping and hiking gear, and escape to one of the most peaceful corners of the Smokies. From the campground, you can explore the nature trail, hike out to Hen Wallow Falls, or take on the challenge of hiking to Mount Cammerer.

During your time in Cosby, I highly recom mend stopping off at Our Place Books, having a cup of freshly brewed coffee, and getting lost in the abundance of books that they have in stock. You’ll find books about the Smokies, Gatlinburg, and other nearby areas that you often can’t find anywhere else.

A Slice of Heaven Hideaway

Another great stop for the season is Carver’s Orchard & Applehouse Restaurant. I know I can’t imagine a more picture per fect setting for the season. Or wait, can I? Of course I can! Next up…

This next destination will take you over the hills and through the woods to the North Carolina side of the Smoky Mountains. Hidden on a hillside along the boundary of the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a slice of Southern Appalachia heaven known as The Swag. The luxury getaway is the high est boutique destination on the east coast and has been featured in countless travel magazines. Each of the cozy hideaways and private cabins offer a unique and romantic setting that is filled with rustic charm, fine linens, top of the line furniture & décor, and much more.

Guests are welcome to leave the prop erty, but I can’t imagine any reason why you would want to venture off anywhere else. Guests are treated to one of the state’s top executive chefs being the mastermind behind the small-batch dining experiences that are served up for every meal, as well as a long list of experiences waiting for each guest: hiking, an onsite spa, horseback riding, wine & cocktail tastings, tours with experts in residence, a pond for fishing, and a variety of books and games.

Have you decided on which autumn adven ture is perfect for you? The possibilities are endless as the season approaches. Pack some patience as leaf peepers begin to roll into town, always be bear wise while visiting the Smokies, and please be sure to practice responsible stewardship while exploring America’s most visited national park.

Kristi Parsons is a local pho tographer and writer with a love for the mountains, art, music, travel, and all things local.

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How Direct Physician Care Benefits You

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of affordable concierge medicine, direct care puts you, the patient, at the center of your own wellness, health analysis, treatment options, and follow-up plan. Tennessee Direct, as an active DPC (Direct Primary Care) and DSC (Direct Specialty Care) practice, is perfect for those seeking high-quality, one-on-one personal care with their doctor, direct access through telehealth by phone/ email/text, and a cost savings on common laboratory tests and medications - all for a monthly membership fee.

Drs. Brett and Sarah Smith

each insurance company’s decla ration of ever-changing medical “necessity.” If you need to know, you can find out.

Labs and Medications

In-Office Appointments

By limiting the practice to less than 400 patients, Tennessee Direct is able to offer same day or next day appointments for patients when needed, frequent text and email access to provide real time care for their patients and be committed to each patient individually long term. In direct care, your physician works directly for you and a unique, personalized, cooperative plan can be made together.

If you are living with the unpredictability of autoimmune or metabolic disease, re-as sessment is helpful and necessary to watch many data points after the use of lifestyle, herbals, or medications. This is possible in direct care as they are no longer subject to

Tennessee Direct is able to offer many in-house labs and common medications as well. The average price per lab at Tennessee Direct is $6. This makes reassessment and quick check-ins doable for both safety and peace of mind. They also offer specialty testing to benefit autoimmune patients specifically. Tennessee Direct also prioritizes cost trans parency. They are consistently renegotiating price points to pass benefit to the patient. Each patient receives a thorough medication review to determine safety, necessity, and then a price comparison. Direct wholesale pricing on many medications is available without being subject to insurance tiers or copays.

Physician Care

Dr. Brett Smith is an osteopathic physician board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. He currently serves as East Tennessee’s pediatric Rheumatologist and is the current president of the Tennessee Rheumatology Society and vice chair of Tennessee Medical Association’s Young Physician’s Section. He is a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology and has served on numerous patient advocacy

committees during the last decade. Dr. Brett uses evidence-based medicine, life style, herbal, and regenerative medicine techniques in his cooperative treatment plans. Dr. Brett has teamed up with his wife, Dr. Sarah, who is Knoxville’s only female Endocrinologist, to prioritize digging to the root cause of symptoms rather than pre scribing and patching the problem.

Tennessee Direct emphases lifestyle med icine that addresses everything from your diet’s role in your health, gut microbiome issues, sleep dysfunction, exercise regimens, stress management, and gluten/dairy/wheat/ food intolerances that may contribute to immune system and hormone issues.

Having been established physicians in Knoxville for decades, Dr. Brett and Dr. Sarah are here to help you gain or maintain control of your health and to address medical and lifestyle discussions frequently through proactive and preventative methods to help you live a long, fruitful life.

Tennessee Direct

Rheumatology • Endocrinology

Primary Care 9313 S Northshore Drive Knoxville, TN 37922 865.327.2084 RheumatologyDirect.com

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LOCAL GUYS COLLISION opened in the Bearden area last April and has been gaining customers along with a stellar reputation as advocates for industry standard safe repair. This includes using only certified OEM parts that are required to pass manufacturer safety tests. With more than 27 years specializing in collision repair and services, owner Ken Manns believes that “manufacturer guidelines” were developed for a specific reason - to keep vehicles and the people who drive them safe.

Originally from Michigan (the hub of American autos), Ken’s family has been in automotive industry for more than 75 years - both in manufacturing and auto body work. Ken and fellow Local Guys staff member and wife, April, a UTK graduate, returned to Knoxville, remembering its friendly people while desiring to be good neighbors in a good community. To them, the handshake in the center of their logo is a symbol of what they believe in and how they do business. It’s all about trust when repairing their customers’ vehicles.

Many insurance companies recommend, or convey, that they will only cover the cost of (usually less expensive) non-OEM parts, which may or may not pass manufacturer tests to ensure safety. Local Guys Collision advocates for their customers, following a “by the book” approach to ensure that the work they do is correct, safe, and complies with all industry and manufacturer standards. Trust and safety adherence - Local Guys has you and your vehicle’s best interest at heart.

As the parents of a veteran, Local Guys is also involved with Team RWB and the Irreverent Warriors organizations, who support the veteran community in East Tennessee, and always offers veterans a 10% discount on their repair total.

Conveniently located in the former Bearden Benz location, Local Guys Collision is I-car trained and certified, providing full-service automotive body repairs, custom paint work, glass replacement, paintless dent repairs, and mechanical safety inspections.

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MADE EASY

TWO OF Knoxville’s busiest business owners, Kennon Rymer, President of Infinity Construction in Knoxville, and Chris McKenry, CEO of Closets by McKenry and Designer Garages, often partner to provide custom-designed spaces that bring beauty, value, and purpose to their clients’ homes. But recently, Kennon and his wife decided to improve the form and function of their own house’s garage. Kennon knew Chris was the person to call.

“My wife and I decided to redo our garage after years of having the standard homebuilder-grade garage with lots of storage issues,” said Kennon. “We came to Chris and were looking for a cohesive approach to integrating a new garage floor, storage, and shelvingall in one application and in one event.”

Paying close attention to the couple’s needs, Chris got to work designing a garage that offered slatwall bike and tool storage, a workstation with electrical outlets, powder-coated cabinets and drawers, epoxy polyaspartic flooring, and overhead storage - all illustrated in a realistic rendering provided by the latest web-based design software.

“Chris and his team put together a fantastic presentation and gave us a great 3D approach so that my wife and I could see what was going on,” said Kennon.

Personalization was key when it came to the Rymer’s dream garage, and functional storage was tied together with an attrac tive, cohesive design.

“Chris was able to give us a fantastic wealth of finishes and col ors, as well as storage options and flooring colors and patterns that we were able to use,” said Kennon. “All of these things came together and culminated in what truly became a fantastic garage.”

For your own designer garage, call or visit Chris McKenry and his team at the Designer Garages showroom in West Knoxville for a free consultation. Offering a multitude of storage options, beautiful finishes, and quick installation, Chris and his team are dedicated to making the process easy.

“The nicest part was my wife’s loving approval of the entire proj ect,” said Kennon. “As they say, ‘Happy wife, happy life!’”

Designer Garages

201 Center Park Drive, #1070 Knoxville, TN 37922 865.268.4868

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This Halloween, Don’t Let Closet Clutter Scare You!

DO YOU HAVE a closet that sends chills down your spine? Do you hold your breath and close your eyes every time you open the door? Don’t get spooked by closet clutter! The experienced professionals at Closets by McKenry can wave a magic wand of custom organization to make your closet neater and your life easier. Follow these tips from owner Chris McKenry and his team to get started!

Take It All Out: Working with one section or item at a time doesn’t allow you to see the big picture. Take EVERYTHING out of your closet (and give it a good cleaning while you’re in there).

Donate or Dispose: Resist the temptation to bestow your items upon a friend or loved one who “may be able to use it.” The truth is, you might be adding to their clutter! Donate closet contents that are in good shape, and dispose of the rest.

Review What’s Left: Ask yourself how an object ended up in your closet. Was it purposeful, or did it just need a last-minute home? Think carefully about whether the item could be better stored in a different place. If so, take it there immediately!

Organize Like Items: Sort things in a way that makes sense to you: by color,

purpose, category, frequency of use, even weight or size. In your closet, create “zones” in which each grouping will reside. This will make it easier to put things away, as well as find a place for newly-acquired treasures.

Keep Everything in Sight: The surest way to underuse (or forget about) an item is to store it in a dark place or behind or underneath something else. Use clear, labeled storage bins, and take advantage of LED lights, cubbies, partitioned drawers, and slide-out racks to keep closet contents visible.

Let Chris McKenry and his team at Closets by McKenry work their magic on your most frightening closet spaces. Call, click, or visit their West Knoxville showroom today for a free consultation, and they’ll transform your closet into a haven of organization before you can say “Bibbidy, Bobbidy, Boo!”

Closets by McKenry

201 Center Park Drive, #1070 Knoxville, TN 37922 865.249.6382 ClosetsbyMcKenry.com

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INSIGHTS

HIGHLIGHTS

DECORATING DEN INTERIORS

Channel glamorous desert-chic with this bronze-hued bedding collection. In warm earthy tones and sophisticated metallics, this collection is luxurious to the touch, from chunky woven stripes and laser cut velvets to hand-embroidered trims and faux snakeskin fabrics. Available at Decorating Den Interiors | Kozar Design Team, 521 Lovell Road, Suite 205 in Knoxville, 865.392.6222, SandyKozar.DecoratingDen.com.

TERRA MADRE WOMEN IN CLAY

Start your holiday shopping with us! Our annual show is back and in person November 11th-12th at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Knoxville. Enjoy two days of shopping hand-crafted and unique ceramic art from an eclectic group of women artists. For details visit TerraMadreWomenInClay.com.

MEADOW VIEW GREENHOUSES & GARDEN CENTER

Add to your autumnal décor with these eyecatching ceramic leaf plates covered in rich jewel tones. Festive alone on a table top or piled high with Halloween treats! Available at Meadow View Greenhouses & Garden Center, 9885 Highway 11E in Lenoir City, 865.986.7229, MeadowViewGreenhouse.com.

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THE TOWN FRAMERY & GIFTS

The perfect addition to your spooky season décor, a fabulous Halloween Water Lantern is available at The Town Framery & Gifts, 12814 Kingston Pike in Farragut, 865.671.6627, TheTownFramery.com.

COOKS ON THE CURB

Authentic southern pimento cheese hand-crafted right here in Knoxville! Available in Classic and 3 Alarm Spicy. Perfect as an appetizer, recipe ingredient, topping for your burger, or straight from the container. Pick up a delicious tub (or two!) at Euphoric Cheese Shop, Butler & Bailey Market, Simpson’s Meats and Farm Grub Delivery Service, as well as Dixie Lee, Market Square, Ebenezer Road & Historic Oak Ridge Farmers’ Markets. CooksontheCurb.com

FOOTHILLS CRAFT GUILD

Vicki Love’s beautiful hand-crafted leather is something to be experienced! From leather to metal, clay to wood, fiber to photography, and some jewelry in between, the 56th annual Fine Craft Show is where you’ll find fine crafts. Foothills Craft Guild is Tennessee’s oldest guild and the longest running craft show in the state! November 4th-6th at the Knoxville Expo Center. Tickets are available at the door or online at FoothillsCraftGuild.net.

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SAFETY

CURB APPEAL • AMBIENCE

Custom Landscape Lighting Design

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

We Design Nightscapes to Enhance the Way You Live

A professionally installed landscape lighting system, no matter how complex, should be discreetly installed with little to no visible impact to your landscape. We leave every property picture perfect.

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

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Fall into FASHION

FALL IS A special season for those of us who are into fashion, and this year is certainly no exception!

If you’re a sweater girl, this year’s looks are amazing! While there are lots of styles in your traditional fall colors... think greens, browns, and rusts... there are some bright and bold styles available this year as well. Try a hot pink or chartreuse sweater for a fun pop of color in your fall wardrobe!

Consider adding a piece of faux leather to your wardrobe this season. Whether you choose a jogger, legging, or jacket, you’ll be right on target with even a bit of detailing on your sleeve or down the pant leg.

Plaids are always a classic fall look! Wear them casually in the customer favorite “shacket” (a com bination of a shirt and a jacket - perfect paired with leggings or jeans), or choose a dressier piece, like the Gretchen Scott tartan plaid pieces photo graphed in our advertisement.

Leather leggings are an easy way to elevate your fall outfit.

Sweater vests are back and better than ever!

Layering for fall has always been a strong look... our days still tend to be warmer, but the crisp evening requires an extra wrap. There are many styles to choose from this season... denim jackets, sweater vests, and lots of puffer coats to ease you into the cooler temperatures ahead.

Our goal at The Lily Pad is to always ensure you stay on top of your game when it comes to fashion. Stop in and let us introduce you to some of the newest trends of the season... there’s sure to be a number one look just for you!

Layer with a crisp white blouse for a classic look.

The Lily Pad Boutique 209 N. Main Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423.337.5537

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BOO! at the Zoo is Knoxville’s largest Halloween event featuring several nights of not-too-scary Halloween fun perfect for preschool and elementary-aged children. A Halloween tradition, BOO! at the Zoo is a family event featuring trickor-treating along the BOO! Trail, where little trick-or-treaters can fill their bag with goodies as they make their way through the zoo. Star Wars Nights, Princess Nights, the Monster Mash Dance Tent, our Wildly Fun Scientist and more are all back this year!

BOO! Dates: Wednesday, October 12 (Member’s Night)

Thursday - Sunday, October 13-16 Thursday - Sunday, October 20-23

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SPECIALISTS AND ENTHUSIASTS! YOUR EUROPEAN AUTO “I can’t say enough about the quality of the work they perform in a well-organized, clean, and friendly environment. I strongly recommend European Auto Garage for your vehicle maintenance needs.” – Charles 1229 Lovell Road, Knoxville, TN 37932 | 865.862.5270 | EuropeanAutoGarage.com 50-Point Digital Inspection Report and Evaluation with Every Service The Stables, a 9,000-square-foot climate-controlled, private storage facility for car enthusiasts and collectors, is now open. This safe and secure storage includes concierge services - having your car ready to drive, professional detailing, maintenance, performance upgrades, worldwide shipping, and more. Packages are available to accommodate levels of access from occasional driving to capsuled storage. Contact Danielle for details!

Custom Solutions

ShelfGenie custom Glide-Out shelves are the best way to eliminate common frustrations in the kitchen, pantry, and bath. Our design will help fully utilize your space and our shelves pull out the full depth of your cabinets so you can see, reach, and retrieve items with ease.

Custom design, sturdy wood con struction, quiet rails that hold up to 100 pounds per shelf, and professional installation - all backed by a transferable, lifetime guarantee - will ensure your satisfaction.

Your Experience

Getting personalized attention from the ShelfGenie team is easy. Here’s what you can expect from our custom design process.

Free Design Consultation

Work with a ShelfGenie designer to cre ate a custom solution to solve your home pain points, eyesores, and trouble areas.

Custom Solution

Your personal designer will present a design plan built just for you and your needs and show you a 3D-rendered plan of what your future home will look like.

Professional Installation

We handle it all. After measurements are taken and your products are handcrafted, your installer comes to your home and installs everything for you in one day.

Schedule Your Free Design Consultation Today!

One of our talented ShelfGenie design ers will come to your home and create a design plan, customized just for you - no obligation required. Call 865-409-1197 to schedule your free consultation or visit ShelfGenie.com for more information.

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Custom Glide-Out Shelves for More Space, More Access, and More Joy 12 NO INTEREST NO PAYMENTS *On Approved Credit* MONTH *Limit one offer per household. Must purchase 5+ Classic/Designer Glide-Out Shelves. EXP 11/30/22. Independently owned and operated franchise. © 2022 ShelfGenie SPV LLC. All rights Reserved. 50% OFF INSTALL! Custom Glide-Out Shelves. Easy access, less stress, everything within reach. Call for Your FREE Design Consultation (865) 409-1197 | shelfgenie.com Your kitchen wishes granted. October 2022 EVERYTHING KNOXVILLE 33

Clean an Epoxy Garage Floor in 3 Easy Steps

IF YOU already have a PremierGarage durable floor in your garage, you’ve taken an important step in having a cleaner, more attractive home.

PremierGarage floor coatings are popular for their durability, slip- and stain-resis tant properties, as well as ease of cleaning. Learning how to care for and clean a garage floor will ensure long-term function and satisfaction with your floor.

Step 1: Clear the Floor of Loose Debris

Remove anything that is sitting on the garage floor so the entire floor is exposed. Sweep or shop vac the floor to remove dirt, sand, and other debris. Make sure to clean under cabinets, work benches, and appli ances. In preparation for step two, place small plastic baggies over the garage infra red door sensors to they don’t get wet.

Step 2: Clean the Floor

The best way to clean the floor is by using a mop. A heavy-duty cotton mop is recom mended, and a rolling bucket will make the task easier sine you’ll want to rinse the mop as you go section by section. Take extra care as you work, since enough water on any floor will make it slippery.

Cleaning solutions that will clean while protecting the finish include ammonia.

Just mix five ounces of clear ammonia per gallon of water. Also, a diluted solution of a degreaser like Simple Green mixed with one-half cup per gallon of water cleans well.

Step 3: Rinse and Dry

Use a hose and spray nozzle to rinse the floor. Your garage floor will have a natural slope from the back of the garage to the driveway, so start at the highest point at the back to spray and rinse. Be careful under cabinets to limit splashing water onto wood

components. Hose the back and sides of the floor to the middle, and then out the door. To quickly dry the floor and ensure no standing puddles of water remain, use a floor squeegee ( 18 or 24 inches to speed things up) or a clean street broom to move any water out of the garage, using the same back-and-sides-to-middle routine. Remove the plastic baggies from the garage door sensors and you’re done!

If you haven’t had a PremierGarage floor installed, consider the benefits:

• Increases the resale value of your home.

• Improves safety with a floor that is slip-, impact-, and heat-resistant and brightens the area with increased light reflectivity.

• Opens up new activities in your garage. It could double as a children’s play area or hobby nook.

Call PremierGarage of Knoxville and dis cover the affordability of transforming your garage floor.

PremierGarage 865.947.8686

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Flowers After Hours at Random Acts of Flowers

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ACTS of Flowers’

Flowers After Hours events are a fun and educational way to celebrate a special event, enjoy a friends night out, or meet new people while spending some meaningful time together helping others.

Flowers After Hours participants enjoy hands-on floral instruction from a professional florist before having the opportunity to create one floral arrangement to take home and to cre ate additional arrangements that will be delivered to individuals in local health care facilities. Flowers After Hours is an opportunity for people to get together at the Random Acts of Flowers’ workshop to share an evening of fun, fellowship, and flower arranging - all while providing bou quets to those in local healthcare facilities that need a moment of encouragement and a personal moment of kindness.

The dates and the times for the Flowers After Hours classes are posted on our website and on Facebook. The

$45 ticket price includes vases, flow ers, and instruction. Coffee, water, soft drinks, and light appetizers will be pro vided. Given that this is an “after hours” event, it is BYOB for participants 21 and over. To find out more and get your tick ets, visit RAFKnoxville.org.

Interested in booking a private Flowers After Hours event for a birthday party, wedding shower, company teambuild ing, or other occasion? If so, we would be happy to accommodate your needs. Please call 865-633-9082 or email Mick Reed at Mick@RAFKnoxville.org. We can work with your timeline and schedule an evening that works best for you and your group!

Your participation in Flowers After Hours helps us deliver smiles to our recipients - and to you!

For more information on making a dona tion, having a Random Acts of Flowers event, or volunteering, call 865-633-9082, email info@RAFKnoxville.org, or visit RAFKnoxville.org.

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EDGAR WINTER

BROTHER JOHNNY AND MORE

BABY BOOMERS who were even just passively listening to music back in their youth will remember songs like “Free Ride” and the monster (pun intended) hit “Frankenstein.”

For any artist to enjoy two huge hits would be the dream of their lifetime. Those two songs fulfilled such a dream for Edgar Winter via his band at that time, The Edgar Winter Group (featuring the late, great Ronnie Montrose on guitar). And while those two songs have secured solid spots on the soundtrack of baby boomers' youth, there is much more to Edgar Winter.

Edgar is the younger brother of the late blues great Johnny Winter. Both boys were born with albinism. The odds that two children would be born with albinism to the same parents at the time were allegedly a million to one. Being albino in the rough and tumble town of Beaumont, Texas, created an inseparable bond between them. In addition to finding solace in each other as brothers and friends, they also found a refuge in music. Johnny became passion ate about learning the guitar, and Edgar became proficient playing various instruments and in reading and writing music.

After the aforementioned hits (featured on the band’s acclaimed debut album They Only Come Out At Night), the group released a second album titled Shock Treatment, featuring the founder of The McCoys (“Hang On Sloopy”) and guitarist Rick Derringer, who later recorded “Rock and Roll Hootchie Koo” and “Still Alive and Well.” That began a lifelong friendship between Rick and the Winter brothers that lasted until Johnny’s passing and to this day with Edgar. It is through that friendship, and my early interview with Rick, that I was introduced to the Winter brothers (first to Edgar and later to Johnny).

Sadly, Johnny passed away eight years ago while on tour near Zurich, Switzerland, from what is felt to have been emphysema and pneumonia. There was immediate pressure placed on Edgar to put out an album to commemorate his brother’s life and career. Edgar had resisted that pressure until recently.

The album is appropriately titled Brother Johnny, wherein Edgar is joined by such amazing artists as Billy Gibbons, Michael McDonald, Derek Trucks, Keb Mo’, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joe Bonamassa, Joe Walsh, Ringo Starr, Steve Lukather, and several others. It was about that album that I connected with Edgar via Zoom. He shared the backstory about what led up to him recording the album so many years after his big brother’s passing.

“Shortly after Johnny’s passing, I was approached by several peo ple with the idea of doing a tribute, and it just didn’t feel right,” he said. “It just felt like an exploitation of his name used to sell records for other purposes than what I intended, and that was not something that I wanted to be a part of. But as years went by and I started to play more shows, it became really evident to me that it

was Johnny’s true and loyal fans that really wanted this to happen.

“I asked my wife, Monique, about it. Monique and I have been married now for 43 years. I trust her intuition more than my ana lytical thinking in many cases. She said, ‘Well, you’re always talking about how Johnny’s your all-time musical hero, and you wouldn’t be where you are were it not for him.’”

Once Edgar decided that the time - and reason - was right for a tribute album, he began the process of determining which songs should be recorded for it.

“The first question in my mind was should I just do a straight-ahead blues record in honor of Johnny’s memory and the legacy he left behind? Or should it be more of a personal tribute from me to my brother, based on a lot of my own particular musical preferences?

“I decided that it should be a balance of both. There are some obscure songs on there. Obviously, ‘Rock and Roll Hoochie Coo,’ ‘Alive and Well’ - songs that everybody knows and loves. And then there are a lot of songs that Johnny popularized like ‘Jumping Jack Flash’ and ‘Highway 61’ that were not songs that he wrote. I expected that it might be a difficult album to make. I knew it was going to wind up as being highly emotional and stir up a lot of mem ories. But it really turned out to be a joyous experience beyond my expectations... but it was very cathartic.”

The interview is quite extensive with a lot of territory covered, including Edgar and Johnny’s performance at the original Woodstock and Edgar currently performing as part of Ringo’s All Starr Band. You can view it all at Boomerocity.com. The album, Brother Johnny, is avail able wherever you purchase or stream your music.

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.

Photo courtesy of Albright Entertainment Group

Outside Family Space!

EVEN THOUGH SUMMER has ended, it’s still not too late to guarantee that your family’s autumn outdoor activities and events are not ruined by unexpected rain showers or unwanted sun.

To ensure that your family and your guests experience a life time of memories this fall, call Undercover Systems to design and install a totally unique ceiling under your existing raised deck. Now you can enjoy a completely dry and inviting outdoor living and entertainment space that protects you and your guests from unexpected and unwanted rain and shields you from the sun’s glare and heat.

“This is the perfect time to weatherproof all of your out-ofdoor 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.”

Undercover Systems’ patented underdeck ceiling system also helps extend your outdoor seasons of enjoyment by protecting you from early spring showers, July and August’s relentless sun, and autumn rains.

You’ll appreciate Undercover Systems’ attention to detail, which comes from their years of experience, as they craft a seamless transition from your home’s interior to your new out-of-door liv ing spaces that enhance and complement your home’s existing architecture and landscaping plan. Also, you will appreciate the fact that every system installed by Undercover Systems is custom designed and manufactured to fit your specific home - not the off-the-shelf, one-size-fits-all, big box store components used by the competition.

An A+ member of the Better Business Bureau for more than 25 years, Undercover Systems offers homeowners the peace of mind that they deserve in a building contractor.

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FREAKY FRIDAY FRIGHT NITE

Friday, October 28, 5 - 7 pm

Mayor Bob Leonard Park

The 26th annual Freaky Friday Fright Nite is where children ages 12 and under are invited to “trick or treat” in costume on the walking trail while local businesses, community groups and Town of Farragut volunteers hand out treats and provide games with prizes and cookie decorating.

Freaky Friday is a free event, but partic ipants are asked to bring items to benefit the local Ronald McDonald House. See Facebook Freaky Friday Fright Night 2022 for a list of suggested items. Cash dona tions are always gratefully accepted - no gift is too small to make a big difference!

The Ronald McDonald House provides a “home away from home” for families with critically ill children who are being served by area hospitals. Collection stations will be located next to the playground at the Watt Road picnic pavilion and next to the Harrison Lane parking lot entrance.

HARVESTFEST

Sunday, October 30, 2 - 6 pm

Village Green Shopping Center

The Town of Farragut kicks off the hol iday season with a new autumn tradition - HarvestFest! Over 3 dozen merchants will showcase their products and services at the Village Green Shopping Center, 11505 Kingston Pike. This spooktakular event will include food trucks, adult bev erages, live entertainment, a Trick-or-Treat aspect and Halloween Costume Contest!

Come prepared to trick-or-treat as ven dors will be passing out some goodies (while supplies last). This year’s Festival Halloween Costume Contest will include prizes for Best Baby, Best Child under 12, Best Pet, Best Group, Best Over 50 and Best of Festival.

Look for the large Shop Farragut Festival Tent with seating for patrons to enjoy the music with their food and drinks.

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PEOPLE know us for our exceptional tile and grout services, as well as all other hard surfaces inside the home. A lesser known fact is that we also specialize in most outdoor surfaces that also need attention. Back in 2018 we started offering soft-washing for your home’s exterior: Brick, vinyl siding, and stucco. Soft wash is the only way to safely clean your home’s exterior face using a perfectly formulated cleaning solution, safe heat, and pressure. Washing a home’s exterior is not a “one-size-fits-all.” Each home presents its own distinctive challenges and requires professional knowledge and service so damage can be prevented.

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Many of us have dealt with algae, mildew, or mold streaking the outside of our homes. Even gutters can become dull and stained throughout the years and need refreshment. Black streaks on the roof are unsightly and must be dealt with before permanent damage occurs. It is impossible for the homeowner to simply rinse off algae and mold, and scrubbing many areas of your home’s exterior can be dangerous and futile. Traditional pressure washing can actually cause harm, and a proper mixture of the correct cleaning chemicals, appropriate heat, and adequate pressure are a must to get real results.

Sidewalks, driveways, and decking each have a unique set of challenges:

• Sidewalks damaged by algae or topical debris inevitably become slick and must be dealt with before accidents happen. Even if your sidewalk does not get slick with moisture, you may be dealing with stains from foot traffic or veg etation. I can’t tell you how many well-meaning homeowners inadvertently destroy their own sidewalk while trying to pressure wash them.

• Driveways, on the other hand, can lose their luster over time or accumulate ugly oil stains. Traditional pressure washing can pock-mark your entire sur face and cause expensive repairs. Concrete driveways that are white pose even more challenges and can be stained from deeply embedded grime from vehicles’ hot tires.

• Wood and composite decking can become dangerous as algae embeds deep within the pores of the wood, inviting a slip accident! Alternatively, it can become dry, brittle, and faded if it has not been properly cleaned and sealed. Each problem requires a unique solution, and Surface Doc is specifically qualified to tackle each element and the challenges they present. Please give John and his team a call today, and see the difference they will make for your home tomorrow.

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New Exhibitions Opening Emporium Center October 7

THE ARTS & Culture Alliance is pleased to present five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from October 7-29. Most of the works are for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition by visiting in person or the online shop at KnoxAlliance.store.

Hei Park: Now & Then in the Lower Gallery

This exhibition features random portraitures of several ongoing series by Hei Park who was born in Inchon, South Korea. It also displays images from the documentary Cycle of Life by Richard Jolley, revealing the behind-the-scenes process of making massive glasswork over five years.

Artist statement excerpts: America is my adopted home. Making photographs of people provides me an opportunity to reach out to establish connections with strangers - maybe even relationshipsbased not on inherited genetics, but rather on trust. Photographic portraiture is my passion. A successful portrait induces an involvement. My current work is on exploration of the possibilities of creating prolonged vision by placing the figure against a rear projected image creating a correlative combination. My hope is for a result that falls somewhere on a spectrum between credible narrative and impressionistic fantasy.

AIA East Tennessee | [Knoxville] By Design: Art Salon 2022 in the Upper Gallery

[Knoxville] By Design, part of National Architecture Week, is a month long annual celebration of architecture and design in our community. A staple event since [Knoxville] By Design began, the Art Salon celebrates and showcases the vast range of original works of art created by architects, designers, emerging professionals, students, and allied professionals in the East Tennessee Region. That means anyone engaged in shaping the built environment (or shaping the minds and conversations that shape the built environment). From woven textiles and ceramics to oil paintings and hand-made musical instruments, the Art Salon highlights the diverse talents of creative professionals in that field.

Four Dames, Four Seasons in the Atrium

When four women of diverse backgrounds, interests, and tastes come together out of their mutual appreciation and admiration for artistic expression, the results are lively and fascinating. The variation in color, texture, and ideas encourages repeated viewing of this new exhibition by Linda Blair, Cheryl Massey, Leesa Osburn,

and Marcia Shelly. Through acrylic, oil, and watercolor, each “dame” has been free to explore, enjoy, and express each of the four seasons in her own way.

Linda Blair : Watercolors are my first painting choice - the colors blend from quiet to joyful. Cheryl Massey : I adore works that pop with bold strokes of colorful imagination, and drawing and painting in a variety of media fuels my creative spirit. Leesa Osburn : I am always looking for a subject that is intriguing in a new way to me, whether is the subject matter or the atmospheric conditions. Marcia Shelly: I am drawn to the way light touches an object and how it changes the object’s base color.

Casey Field: Our Quiet Attention on the North Wall

This collection of oil paintings and drawings created in 2022 represents self-exploration and contemplation of the creative path. Field includes the use of personal stories, the feminine as sacred, and the portrait as a portal to the universal. She creates art in the subgenre of contemporary classical figurative art.

The title of this collection of artwork comes from the idea that an intentional devotion to any pursuit - artistic or otherwise - requires a certain amount of thoughtful dedication.

Vazeen’s Expressions in the Display Case

Jon “Rooz” Vazeen loves to connect with people and organizations that have an interest in creating structures in much larger dimensions. Excerpts from the artist’s statement: I got bumped into the art world by accident, and being able to express myself through art has been a superb experience.

Because of my interest in technology and science, the use of technology as a tool of creation has been a dominant component of my work. The driving force is the desire to experiment; I consider all my work as ongoing experiments. While people are normally attracted to the structure’s appearance, structures may also be an art of engineering when observed from a technical viewpoint.

The exhibitions will be on display at the Emporium Center, located at 100 S. Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. The Emporium is free and open to the public Monday - Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm. For more information, call 865-523-7543 or visit KnoxAlliance.com.

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UT Gardens’ Plant of the Month Grow Sweet Potatoes for Fun, Beauty, and Great Nutrition

DELICIOUS, NUTRITIOUS, and easy to grow, sweet potatoes (Ipomoea batatas) are a good choice for Tennessee gardeners with a sunny space and the desire to “grow your own.”

The long, humid days of summer in the Southeast are perfect for this vigorously vining root crop that features edible leaves and charming funnel-shaped flowers that come in shades of pink and purple.

Sweet potatoes grow so well in Tennessee, in fact, that Weakley County in West Tennessee is central to the crop’s produc tion across the United States. In the 1950s and ’60s, five companies in the county pro duced more than 10 million sweet potato slips. Slips are the rooted cuttings from which sweet potatoes are generally grown. Today, while only the Steele Plant Company remains, this family-owned and operated company shipped more than three million slips this year to locations throughout the continental U.S. Another fun fact to know is the town of Gleason, Tennessee, is known as Tater Town and annually hosts a festival called the Tater Town Special each year on Labor Day weekend.

So how do you produce taters of your own? Whether you purchase them from a local grower, get them from your neighbor, or order them online, the ideal planting time

is between May and June, which allows for a 3-5 month growing period before cool weather sets in. Slips planted later in the season may still produce, but the yield will be smaller. Plants that are put in the ground too early may suffer from cool soil tempera tures. While no special soil preparation is required in the average garden, the tubers will be larger and more perfectly shaped if the soil is deep and well drained with a moderate level of fertility. Side dress with a general all-purpose fertilizer about a month after planting if desired.

Harvest at the end of the growing season before the first deep frost by cutting back the vines and lifting the roots out of the ground with a small shovel, potato fork, or your hands. At the UT Gardens, Knoxville, we do our best to find children to help with this part. Harvesting the sweet potato patch is like digging for gold! Kids love it. Once all the tuberous roots have been found, it’s important to start the curing process. This is a process that increases the sugar content and gives the sweet potatoes a longer storage life. After brushing off most of the soil, store them in a dark area at 80-85º and 90% humidity for about a week. After this they should be stored in a low humidity area between 50-60º.

For detailed information on growing sweet potatoes in Tennessee, please see UT

Extension Publication D71 “Sweet Potatoes for the Tennessee Vegetable Garden.” This publication is available at extension. tennessee.edu/publications/documents/ D71.pdf.

There are thousands of different kinds of sweet potatoes from which to choose. Common varieties like ‘Beauregard’ and ‘Jewel’ will grow rapidly, sending vines out as long as 16 feet in one season. If space is an issue, try growing them up a trellis, reg ularly trim back the vines to keep the plants in check, or choose a bush variety such as ‘Vardaman’. Treasure Island is a new series commercially available from Burpee that includes three varieties with deep purple or chartreuse leaves. We are experimenting with the purple-leaved ‘Manihi’ at the UT Gardens, Knoxville this summer with great success so far. You can see them growing outside the Kitchen Garden.

The UT Gardens includes plant collections located in Knoxville, Crossville, and Jackson. Designated as the official botanical garden for the State of Tennessee, the collections are part of the UT Institute of Agriculture. The Gardens’ mission is to foster appreciation, education, and stewardship of plants through garden displays, educational programs, and research trials. The Gardens are open during all seasons and free to the public.

Enjoy sweet potato plants in the garden for the variety of textures and colors offered by their leaves, then harvest their edible roots in early fall. ‘Manihi’ foliage and flower pictured with ‘Beauregard’ leaf and tuber. Photo courtesy of Holly Jones
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October in the Garden

IAM WRITING about October in the middle of September, and it is still hot.

We do, however, have the occasional nice, cool day thrown in so we don’t lose all hope. I’m ready for a real fall. For days in the 70s and nights in the 50s and pumpkins and pansies and mums. How about you?

Let’s talk about fall planting first. This is typically the best time to plant trees and shrubs, because fall and winter is when the vast majority of root growth occurs. That means that any trees and shrubs planted between now through the end of December have a head start on those planted next spring. There are a few things you need to know about fall gardening, however.

☼ October is typically our driest month. This means that you’re going to HAVE to water well. Sprinklers are inadequate for trees and shrubs because you need to get water 12" into the soil at least once a week. (As a guideline, I plan on 5 gal lons on smaller shrubs, 10 on trees and large shrubs.) You can’t do that with a sprinkler! Hand water or use a drip line.

Some of your plants probably don’t look great. This doesn’t mean they are dead or dying. We had a lot of diseases and insects this year, so spotty, holey leaves are more common than nice green ones right now. Some trees have already defoliated. Some plants are leggy and overgrown. When we have one of those glorious cool days, I suggest you go out and do a little work. Pull weeds, trim overgrown plants (call us if you don’t know what to prune), apply an organic fertilizer, and fluff up your mulch.

☼ You can plant other things besides trees and shrubs, but you need to do it soon. Most perennials and veggies need to get roots going before we have a frost, and our average first frost is October 23rd. Let’s discuss fall color. You know the obvi ous tree choices (maple, gingko, dogwoods, crepe myrtles), so let’s talk about shrubs. Camellias are one of my favorites, and we just got a new load, so let’s start there. The Camellia sasanqua is a fall bloomer and tends to be a little less temperamen tal than the japonica, which blooms in the spring. The blooms will last for several weeks. Camellias prefer morning sun, after noon shade, and acidic soil. There is a new line from Southern Living that stays a bit smaller, so the size range is 4' to 20'. Most bloom white, pink, or red. A few have varie gated blooms. They are all beautiful.

I also love oakleaf hydrangeas, which turn a deep burgundy in the fall. Even after the leaves drop, the shape and bark are lovely.

Burning bush, Virginia sweetspire, cotoneas ter, and blueberries also turn red. For yellow shades, try clethra, forsythia, or witch hazel.

What if you’re looking for berries?

Beautyberry is my favorite, but don’t for get viburnums, cotoneaster, chokeberry, and hollies. Mahonia also has a good berry set in the fall and winter.

There are also some perennials that either bloom in the fall or keep their foli age. Anemones, Joe Pye weed, sedums, and turtlehead bloom now. In addition, many of the summer bloomers such as coreop sis, coneflowers, black-eyed Susan, and Russian Sage often put on a new flush as temperatures cool. Don’t forget the peren nials that are evergreen! Dianthus, some sedums, Lenten rose, heuchera, and candy tuft are just a few that stick around for the winter months. Grasses also add color and movement through the cold months.

As for annuals, you can’t beat a pansy for color. Plant them now, and they will last until next May! They do well in the ground and in containers, so stop by while the selection is good.

I will finish by reminding you that there are a few chores that need to be done in the fall:

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Clean up your flower beds. Cut back fading perennials, and clean up debris.

You can leave plants that provide seeds

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for the birds, but get diseased leaves up.

If you didn’t have any fungal problems, run over fallen leaves with your mower and then add them to your bed. They make wonderful compost!

Pull any weeds, then apply a pre-emer gent to keep them from coming back.

Keep harvesting cool season veggies and herbs along with any pumpkins, squash, and gourds that are still on the vine.

Mulch bare areas to help keep the weed population down and the temperature and water levels stable.

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Don’t forget the birds! Keep those feed ers clean and full. If you have a birdbath that can remain outside, keep it clean and full also. Otherwise, clean it and store it for the winter.

Please call or stop by if you have any ques tions. Don’t forget that we have everything you need for fall decor, and we will soon have everything you need for Christmas!

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The Classic Southern Casserole

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PEOPLE think of casseroles as Thanksgiving and potluck staples, but squash casserole is also a great everyday hearty side dish that your family will love. With only a handful of ingredients and its “mix and dump” prep, squash casserole is perfect for weeknights, too! Yellow summer squash is easy to prepare - no peeling necessary - but most agree that it’s the creamy, tangy cheese sauce along with the crunchy topping that makes this casserole a real treat.

Angie Cook, founder of Cooks on the Curb Pimento Cheeses, creates small batch cheeses that are hand-crafted right here in Knoxville. She shares one of her favorite variations on the classic squash dish that includes… you guessed it, pimento cheese! Many of Angie’s favorite family memories involve sitting around the kitchen table eat ing pimento cheese sandwiches with her grandmother. She loves to hear how others take Cook’s Pimento Cheese and incorporate it into their own family traditions.

Their authentic southern pimento cheese is perfect as an appetizer, an ingre dient in any recipe, added to your favorite burger, or even straight from the container! Look for Cooks on the Curb Pimento Cheese at Euphoric Cheese Shop, Butler & Bailey Market, Simpson’s Meats, and Farm Grub Delivery Service, as well as area Farmers’ Markets. CooksontheCurb.com

Cheesy Squash Casserole

Ingredients:

• 2 1/2 cups yellow squash (4-5 medium squash)

• 1 chopped onion

• 2 eggs, beaten

• 2 tablespoons butter, softened

• 1 can cream of celery soup

• 1 cup Cooks on the Curb Classic Pimento Cheese

• 3/4 cups herb flavored stuffing, divided

Directions:

Slice squash, place in large pot and cover with water. Cook on medium heat for 12 minutes. Drain well in a strainer.

Preheat oven to 375°. Combine onion, eggs, butter, soup, pimento cheese, and 1/4 cup of stuffing. After mixing well, add the cooked squash and stir to com bine. Spread mixture into a greased casserole dish. Top with remaining stuffing. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Let cool 15 minutes before serving.

Can easily be doubled to feed a crowd!

The Early Bird Gets the Roll

THE WORDS “House Special” might evoke grandiose visions of heaping, hot plates like gumbo with okra, grilled pimento cheese, or signature BBQ sandwiches. However, it was indeed an unexpected dish that prompted me to find myself in the parking lot of Scrambled Jake’s Breakfast Co. on Northshore Drive 15 minutes before they opened. Saturday morn ings are, in my book, for epic adventures, or sleeping in, and as I headed toward Rocky Hill at 6:30 in the morn ing, I hoped giving up one would get me the other.

My best friend and I were, in fact, the first customers to be seated that morn ing. For all those who love their sleep as much as I do, I’m happy to report that while patrons of all ages trickled in throughout

the morning, the hostess informed us that the crowd would peak at 10.

We weren’t just up to beat the crowd, though. We were trying to finally get a taste of that famous special.

The signature stiff cardstock menu pre sented breakfast staples like eggs benedict and waffles alongside southern favorites like grits and biscuits and gravy. But one thing held prominent space right below the appetizers in a category all to itself, empha sizing its uniqueness to Jake’s.

The words “cinnamon roll” might summon less extravagant images or flavors, simple memories of Pillsbury cans or flaky but cold Panera pastries with not nearly enough icing to moisten the dough or sweeten the roll.

That is nothing like the pound of pastry that arrived at my table.

Scrambled Jake’s fresh spiral of gooey hot dough was drowning in waves of cream cheese icing. Thank goodness we had ordered one to split. As we loaded the other half of the roll - what would be christened “second breakfast” - into our to-go boxes, I took a moment to notice the spiraled lay ers of pastry. The icing had been so thick

on top that it was impossible to tell, but when the roll is flipped over, it more closely resembles an ancient redwood tree than a pastry. Layer after layer speaks to the time, care, and skill put in to making several hun dred of them every morning.

Of course, bread and sugar aren’t a com plete breakfast, and we supplemented our stunning pastry centerpiece with eggs, grits, potato casserole, and gouda sausage links. The creamy, cheese-infused pork sau sage is unarguably my repeat order.

We emerged from the relaxing dining room decorated with exposed brick walls, hanging plants, and a mural of downtown Knoxville. Fully sated - but unsure whether to embark on another adventure or take a nap - it was easy to see why the small cus tomizable billboard sitting in the corner of their parking lot read “Voted Best Breakfast in Knoxville.”

Riley Woody is a recent University of Tennessee graduate, Knoxville native and avid foodie ready for any adventure with her pen and palate in tow.

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Design Selections

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

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THE KNOX COUNTY COURTHOUSE A Brief History

THE KNOX COUNTY Courthouse, located on Main Street in downtown Knoxville, was built in 1885 and served as our county’s courthouse until the completion of the City County Building in 1980. The courthouse sits on Lot 36 of the original 1791 plat of the town of Knoxville. This lot is directly across the street from the courthouse location set aside by Knoxville founder, James White (1747-1821). The first three courthouses were built on that site in 1793, 1797, and 1842.

In 1883, Knox County government decided to replace the 1842 courthouse with a more modern building and purchased the land directly across the street - location of the 1793 government block house that was built by the United States Army to protect the town from Indian attacks - for $26,000. Construction of the fourth and current courthouse began in 1884 and was completed in 1885 at a cost of $82,000. The original building (the central section) was built by Knoxville building contracting company, Stephenson and Getaz. The design was based on an architectural plan from New York firm, Palliser, Palliser & Company, who were best known for their mail-order plans for residential homes. The 2.5-story brick building with its imposing clock tower contains a mixture of architectural styles that includes Queen Anne Revival, Colonial Revival, and Gothic Revival.

Until the early 20th century, most Knoxvillians lived and worked downtown or in the surrounding neighborhoods. By this time, the courthouse was too small to house the expanding county gov ernment. To address this overcrowding, in 1919, a 3-story wing designed by local architectural firm Baumann and Baumann was added to each corner of the 1885 building. In an effort to main tain the character of the original design, the exterior architectural elements were closely matched in the additions, and the new

structures increased the space by 50%.

On the courthouse lawn are several monuments, including those which mark the graves of Tennessee’s first Governor John Sevier (1745-1815) and his second wife, Katherine (Bonny Kate). Sevier served as Governor of Tennessee from 1796 until 1801 and then again from 1803 until 1809. He died in 1815 while on a presidential mission to Alabama and was buried there near Fort Decatur. In 1897, the body was brought back to Knoxville and reburied at the base of an obelisk - a reported 10,000 people attended the service. Sevier’s first wife, Sarah (Sadie) Hawkins, died in 1780, and a monument to her memory was placed beside the grave marker of Sevier and was dedicated on June 2, 1946, the 200th anniversary of her birth.

There is also a marble arched monument, built in the 1910s, at the corner of Gay Street and Main Street that honors the mem ory of Dr. John Mason Boyd, “Our Beloved Physician.” Boyd (1833-1909) was a well-known doctor, surgeon, and civic leader. Additional monuments on the lawn commemorate the signing of the 1791 Treaty of the Holston and one to honor veterans of the Spanish American War.

On the 100th anniversary of the construction of the courthouse, a complete exterior and interior restoration took place from 1985 until 1990, which included the restoration of the original Seth Thomas Clock Company clock and the 4,500-pound clock bell.

Today, the old courthouse still hosts some court functions and is home to a variety of Knox County Clerk offices.

Knox Heritage preserves structures and places of historic or cultural significance for our community. Established in 1974 as a non-profit educational corporation, our organization works to protect and raise awareness of what is beautiful and irreplaceable in East Tennessee.

Dr. John Mason Boyd Monument Knox County Courthouse 1903 Knox County Courthouse Postcard
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OCTOBER

THROUGHOUT THE MONTH

Boo at the Zoo at Zoo Knoxville. Every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday through October 23. See page 29 for info.

Radcliffe Bailey: Passages at Knoxville Museum of Art through November 6.

The Spirit of Dia de los Muertos at McClung Museum through December 10.

OCTOBER 11

Knox County Schools Fall Break through the 15th.

OCTOBER 12

Gov’t Mule at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 7 pm. Madison Cunningham at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

OCTOBER 13

Doug Stanhope at the Bijou Theatre at 7:30 pm.

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Michelle Cann Plays Rachmaninoff at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 pm. Also the 14th.

The WordPlayers presents Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins at Erin Presbyterian Church at 7:30 pm.

Also the 14th at 7:30 pm and 16th at 2:30 pm. Visit WordPlayers.org for info.

OCTOBER 14

Legacy Luncheon for the Parks by Legacy Parks Foundation at Strong Stock Farm. Visit LegacyParks.NetworkforGood.com.

Keith Urban at Thompson-Boling Arena at 7 pm. Craig Ferguson at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. Steve Martin & Martin Short at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 8 pm.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at the Theatre Knoxville Downtown at 8 pm. Also Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm through the 30th.

OCTOBER 15

UT Vols vs. Alabama Crimson Tide at Neyland Stadium.

OCTOBER 16

Bark in the Park at World’s Fair Park.

Classic Cinema Matinee: Phantom of the Opera at Tennessee Theatre at 2 pm.

Spirits of Old Gray Cemetery from 4 to 7 pm. Family event with face painters, reenactors, food trucks, and tours.

My Name is NOT Mom with Tiffany Jenkins, Meredith Masony and Dena Blizzard at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 7 pm.

OCTOBER 18

Knoxville Jazz Orchestra presents Ellington & Strayhorn with Eric Reed at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

OCTOBER 19

The Wallflowers at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

OCTOBER 20

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

Mavis Staples at the Bijou Theatre at 7:30 pm. Kevin Hart at Thompson-Boling Arena at 8 pm.

OCTOBER 21

Jerry Seinfeld at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 7 pm.

Brent Cobb & Hayes Carll at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. Ray LaMontagne at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.

OCTOBER 22

UT Vols vs. UT-Martin (homecoming game) at Neyland Stadium.

Deluxe Behind the Scenes Tour at the Tennessee Theatre at 11 am.

OCTOBER 23

9th Annual Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade & Pet Expo at UT Gardens from 1 to 5 pm. Costumes and Classic Cartoons at the Tennessee Theatre at 2 pm.

Knoxville Jazz Orchestra presents: NXT GEN Concert Series at Old City Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm.

OCTOBER 26

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra featuring Principal String Quartet at the Elks Lodge from 12 to 2:30 pm.

OCTOBER 28

Freaky Friday Fright Nite at Mayor Bob Leonard Park in Farragut from 5 to 7 pm. Donations requested for the Ronald McDonald house.

Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon at Knoxville Children’s Theatre at 7 pm. Also the 29th at 1 and 5 pm and 30th at 3 pm.

Phillip Philips at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. Straight No Chaser at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.

OCTOBER 29

UT Vols vs. Kentucky Wildcats at Neyland Stadium.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Tennessee Theatre at 11 pm.

OCTOBER 30

Bewitching Beasts at UT Gardens from 1 to 3 pm.

HarvestFest at the Farragut Village Green Shopping Center from 2 to 6 pm. See page 38 for more info.

World Ballet Series: Swan Lake at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 6 pm.

OCTOBER 31

Halloween

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

NOVEMBER 1

Gin Blossoms at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.

NOVEMBER 3

Fall Heritage Day at the Museum of Appalachia from 9 am to 3 pm. Student and family-focused - spelling bees to storytelling, demonstrations from blacksmiths to sheep shearers, and more. Also the 4th.

Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon at the Knoxville Children’s Theatre at 7 pm. Also the 4th-6th and 10th-13th. Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 1 and 5 pm, and Sunday at 3 and 6 pm.

Chris Tomlin X Hillsong United at Thompson-Boling Arena at 7 pm.

NOVEMBER 4

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

56th Annual Foothills Craft Guild Fall Show at the Knoxville Expo Center. Also the 5th and 6th.

Greek Fest at St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Authentic Greek food, pastries, music, traditional dancing, shopping, and more. Also the 5th and 6th.

The Merry Widow with UT Opera at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 pm. Also the 6th at 2:30 pm.

NOVEMBER 5

Fun Run & Roll for Spark at The Cove at Concord Park from 9 am to noon.

Unicorn World at the Knoxville Convention Center from 9 am to 5:30 pm. Also the 6th from 10 am to 5:30 pm.

NOVEMBER 6

Race Against Cancer 5K Run/Walk at World’s Fair Park. Survivor ceremony at 2 pm, race begins at 3 pm. A benefit for the Thompson Cancer Survival Center.

Knoxville Jazz Orchestra presents: NXT GEN Concert Series at Old City Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm.

Gaelic Storm at the Bijou Theatre at 7:30 pm.

NOVEMBER 10

Disney on Ice Let’s Celebrate at the Civic Coliseum at 7 pm. Also the 11th at 10:30 am and 7 pm, the 12th at 11 am, 3 pm and 7 pm and the 13th at noon and 4 pm.

Clay Walker + Tracy Lawrence at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum at 7:30 pm.

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra - Moxley Carmichael Masterworks Series - Spirit & Service: A Salute to Veterans at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 pm. Also on the 11th.

The Lone Bellow at the Bijou Theatre at 7:30 pm.

All event dates and times subject to change.

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IN 2017, when the Henrys moved to Tennessee from North Carolina, they were sure to include a few convenient roll-out drawers in the kitchen cabinets of their house when it was being built. They quickly became aware that the limited number of roll-out shelves actually made it more difficult to access the items in the deep lower section of their cabinets. Not big fans of resorting to dropping to their knees on the floor in order to reach items way in the back, they decided that more roll-out shelving would be the best solution.

They had seen ads for Shelf Help, noticing that it was a local company, and gave them a call for a free estimate. After a very positive meeting with the owner of Shelf Help, where they were able to see product samples, discuss solutions for more challenging areas - like cabinets under sinks - and an installation time line, the Henrys were ready to place an order. And what an order it was!

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The Henrys were able to have their practical and useful roll-out shelving installed in just a couple of weeks - as promised! The roll-out drawers fit right into any home’s existing cabinets or pan try, providing easier access, better organization, and maximum use available storage space. Shelf Help was able to complete the installation in less than a day so that disruption was lim ited. Excited to have their cabinet access and function restored, the Henrys could not be happier with their Shelf Help roll-out shelving. Jane Henry reflects, “Never a day goes by that we don’t mention how glad we are to have the many roll-outs. The quality of the shelves is outstanding, it can’t be beat!”

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Mentors: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

ECENTLY, WE’VE spent time with younger folks who are early in their careers. The benefits of mentor guidance in their “adult” jobs came up. Recalling a few of my own experiences, two significant but very different outcomes came to mind…

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One of my first bosses (who actually fired me once!) did a great service by challenging me to meet raised expectations, and when I was not taking my responsibilities seriously (a rebellious teen at this point), let me go from his employ ment. At the time, I was hurt, angry, insulted, and a bit panicked without a job. In retrospect, it was a well deserved and a necessary lesson I needed to learn.

This was not a coaching or mentoring role, just a blue-collar business owner working 12-hour days with plenty of daily challenges. While being tough and having high expectations, he cared. At that age, I had no idea of the benefit or learning that was taking place, but I was being coached daily. Decades later, the lessons still resonate and mean a great deal.

Another example happened 20 years later. I was in management of a small company. The owner (another good mentor) sold to an inves tor group, and I then reported to a new CEO. This individual came from a national retail

background, was well respected, and an active leader in the community. All was generally okay until accounting entries were changed to affect financial reports in order to look good for board meetings. I expressed concern and was met with the explanation that this was a “common prac tice” and we would correct it later.

This CEO prided himself as a “mentor” of young executives, and although I did learn a bit about relevant business matters, there were some hard lessons and disappointments involving trust, ethics, and major decisions that affected our operations and financial position. Over time, the differences of our “operating phi losophy” were magnified, and after a battling for several years, I chose to step out.

My reason for sharing these experiences is to underscore the importance and responsibility placed on those in positions of mentoring and influencing others - whether in a formal role or as a coach, manager, co-worker, or trusted fam ily friend. The words and actions demonstrated can be so much more significant than we realize, and the impact - positive or negative - can have long term influence. Mentoring is a privilege and very important role to fill in the lives of others. There is a tremendous amount of good wisdom out there - and it needs to be shared!

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JOIN US in celebrating 19 years of Southeastern Dermatology at our annual Glammiversary celebration happening Thursday, November 3rd. Take advantage of unmatched discounts on products and procedures and plenty of fabulous prizes that all guests and online shoppers can enter to win.

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