Everything Knoxville October 2021 Edition

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14 Marsh Wealth Management Tips for Medicare Open Enrollment

Susan Cafferty

Publisher + Editor

28 believeRXtra

Brett Cafferty

Therapies and healthy smoothies and bowls for overall wellness

Marketing + Operations

Kendra Menendez

30 Designer Garages

Editor + Administration

from Closets by McKenry

Meredith Hancock

How to save money and time designing your garage

Design + Production

32 European Fine

Contact Information Post Office Box 24532 Knoxville, TN 37933 865-640-3015

Hardwood Floors

Dustless refinishing in time for the holidays

37 Open Chord Music Shop

Reach us Online info@everythingknoxville.com www.everythingknoxville.com

Your local source for All Things Music™

Hours of Business Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Random Acts of Flowers.................. 24 Insights & Highlights...........................26 Food and Recipes............................... 38 Knox Heritage...................................... 42 Travel and Recreation ....................... 44 Calendar of Events............................. 48 Business Note.....................................50


Photo by Whitney Jade Photography

TEVE CLANCY, owner of Clancy Optical and SPEX, A Division of Clancy Optical, and his staff are seasoned professionals ready to assist in your search for the perfect pair (or pairs!) of glasses to suit your personal style. Clancy Optical in Franklin Square offers classic and more traditional frame lines while SPEX in Bearden specializes in fashion forward and contemporary eyeglass styles.

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

From the Publisher


’M ACTUALLY writing this from

the beautiful shores of sunny South Carolina. We were invited to join an “already in progress” extended family vacation and happily said “Yes!” It is technically the first day of fall but it is difficult to find any evidence of it here with the green palm trees swaying in the breeze - unlike in our backyard where the leaves are already beginning to turn. I find it amazing how each area of the southeast has its own distinct geographical flavor, each appealing in its own way. I am always delighted to discover how each of us finds solace in some form of nature - whether it’s a rushing river surrounded by wildlife, a babbling creek in the forest, a serene lake reflecting its banks or the roiling sea crashing onto a sandy beach. In my experience, there is usually one specific place that really draws you in and makes you feel peaceful. My “happy place” has always been a rocky stream in



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the mountains but I am certainly enjoying my short respite with family at the coast! In sharing the small business stories of Knoxville, this month we feature one of the most long standing businesses in town, Clancy Optical and SPEX, owned by the third generation proprietor, Steve Clancy. What a legacy! If it’s time to update your personal image prior to the holidays, Steve and his team of professionals can help you look and feel your best with frames to fit your personal style. Their selection is just amazing! As the holidays come in to focus, please remember to support your local small businesses who have (and still are) weathering this pandemic storm. We at Everything Knoxville encourage you to search for the perfect gifts, treats, and décor right here in your own neck of the woods - we’re sure you’ll find just what you’re looking for.

Susan Cafferty Publisher + Editor

Cover Photo by Whitney Jade Photography


Clancy Optical


a division of clancy optical

Knoxville's Trusted Experts in Eyewear Since 1943


TEVE CLANCY is an optician, native K nox villian, and 3rd generation owner of Clancy Optical located in Franklin Square and SPEX located in the Kingston Pike Shopping Center in Bearden. He and his wife, interior designer Paula Clancy, have been married for more than 25 years both have thriving businesses known for specialized expertise and long-term client relationships. Steve talked to Everything Knoxville about carrying on the tradition of excellent optical care and up-to-date eyeglass choices. EK: Wow! 3rd generation? Tell us about Clancy Optical’s beginnings. Steve: As the very first optical store in Knoxville, my grandfather, Art Clancy, Sr.,

9700 Kingston Pike, Suite 15, 37922 865.539.2835



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Steve Clancy, 3rd generation owner of Clancy Optical and SPEX opened Clancy Optical Company back in 1943. We continue to be one of Knoxville’s oldest and longest standing businesses. During the past 70+ years, many Clancy family members - including sons, daughters, cousins, and in-laws - have worked there. My dad, Art Clancy, Jr., joined the business in 1958 and was with Clancy Optical for more than 50 years. There he served as president, receiving numerous awards and recognition in the optical field on local, state, national, and international levels. EK: That is quite a legacy - when and how did you become involved in the family business? Steve: I became a licensed optician and began my career

4620 Kingston Pike, 37919 865.584.7739

with the company in 1982. I was able to work side-by-side with my grandfather and father, learning skills only they could teach, which I feel sets me apart from others in my field. With more than 38 years of experience, I am proud to carry on the legacy of Clancy Optical. EK: How has your business grown over the years? Steve: By providing exceptional customer service, our knowledgeable staff focuses on relationship building that has led to many repeat clients. This has allowed us to successfully carry on and expand. In addition to our original store, we opened SPEX, a division of Clancy Optical, in the Bearden area in 2004. With the Franklin Square location offering classic and more traditional frame lines, SPEX specializes in fashion forward and contemporary eyeglass styles. EK: What sets Clancy Optical apart from your competitors? Steve: My staff and I strive to bring the best possible products and service to our client base through continuing education and by attending optical conventions and trade shows. I am very selective about the brands we sell - always making sure the products are of the very highest quality. Both SPEX and Clancy Optical carry lines exclusive


to the company, including Danish line LINDBERG, Götti from Switzerland, French line Anne & Valentin, and Japanese Barton Perreira. SPEX also carries the high-end fashion brand Celine, Tom Ford, and Oliver Peoples. We also hold the largest Maui Jim sunglass inventory in the Knoxville market. EK: Anything else you’d like our readers to know? Steve: I really love what I do. I love knowing I am helping someone improve their quality of life. If you are tired of the run-of-the-mill eyewear and lack of personal service found in the big chains, try Clancy Optical and SPEX. We offer exclusive brands that can’t be found anywhere else in town. Our lines are chosen for their craftsmanship, quality, and uniqueness - the best of the best! Call us or stop by one of our stores to see our wide selection of beautiful frames. Photos by Whitney Jade Photography

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Your Home... The Perfect Out-of-Doors Family Space!


VEN THOUGH SUMMER has ended, it’s still not too late to guarantee that your family’s autumn out-ofdoor activities and events are not ruined by unexpected rain showers or unwanted sun. To ensure that your family and your guests experience a lifetime of memories this fall, call Undercover Systems to design and install a totally unique underdeck 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 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 living spaces that enhance and complement your home’s existing architecture and landscaping plan. Also, you will also 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. A complaint-free member of the Better Business Bureau, Undercover Systems offers homeowners the peace of mind that they deserve in a building contractor. Call Jim Conn at 423-267-0091 today and let the outdoor celebrations with family and friends begin - and continue into the next seasons! Undercover Systems 423.267.0091 www.UndercoverSystems.com



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s a Design-Build firm, we offer kitchen and interior design services to include cabinetry, tops, tile, lighting, and all finishes, providing a complete plan and professional installation to ensure your dream kitchen becomes a reality. It’s the Cabry difference.

“I can’t say enough good things about these guys! Local owned business that cares about their clients. Quality products and even higher quality people! Highly recommend!” - Elliot of Knoxville

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The Town Framery & Gifts


Thursday, Friday & Saturday October 21-23 ~ 10 am to 4 pm


T IS time to celebrate fall and anticipate Christmas at the

Annual Fall Open House at The Town Framery & Gifts! This annual tradition will once again feature fabulous, new everyday and seasonal products in addition to welcoming back food tastings - sample the latest Captain Rodney’s wonderful products! New product lines will be displayed throughout the shop including Michel Design Works bath & body products, Mr. Bird bird feed, and Aspen Mulling Spices & Savory Cracker Mix. The shop will be filled with delightful wreaths, florals, and accents to accessorize your home for the upcoming holiday season. If you are looking for that perfect gift for the

holidays, a wedding, house warming, or birthday, the collection of unique items has never been better. From that special event to a simple hostess gift, the shop offers easy one stop shopping! The event will be spread over three days to help with social distancing. Masks will not be required, although welcome. If you are unvaccinated, we request a mask be worn while inside. Sales tax free shopping each day and don’t forget to pick up a discount framing coupon! The staff and volunteers of The Town Framery & Gifts look forward to serving you at the Fall Open House! THINK BIG . . . shop small!

Open House FALL

OCT. 21, 22, 23

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sales Tax Free Shopping Framing Discount Coupon

12814 Kingston Pike, Farragut 671-6627 M-F: 10-6 ~ Sat: 10-4 www.thetownframery.com Located one block west of Renaissance Center/Farragut

The Town Framery & Gifts 12814 Kingston Pike Farragut, TN 37934 865.671.6627 www.thetownframery.com October 202 1



Home Organization Includes the Pantry


ALL HAS ARRIVED and we’ll be celebrating the holidays in a few weeks. If you have plans to entertain this holiday, you may need to whip your pantry into shape. “While newer houses often have a larger pantry space, the size of your pantry doesn’t matter as much as organization,” said Kathryn Norton, co-owner of Tailored Living of Knoxville. “A well-designed small pantry often provides better, more convenient and functional storage than a poorly designed larger pantry.” No matter its size, today’s pantry should be: Convenient – Located at or near the area where food is prepared. Visible – Everything in the pantry can be seen at a glance. Accessible – Every item can be easily reached and removed without having to move anything else out of the way. Heaviest items, like a mixer, close to the floor and least-used items at the highest point. When designing the layout of your pantry, Tailored Living believes what works best for the homeowner is a design that fits their lifestyle. Their designers will discuss how you want to utilize your pantry. Some of the questions a designer may ask are: • What will be in the pantry besides food?



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counter top – often called a landing area – to put bags of groceries on or, if there’s an outlet in the pantry, everyday items like a coffee maker? Other pantry elements to consider are drawers or pullout baskets. Incorporating baskets makes it easy for kids to see and get the food they like to eat or to store large-bulk items like onions or potatoes. Drawers are perfect for linens, grilling utensils, napkins, or any smaller items. Slide-out spice and wine racks add convenience. How much you’re able to customize depends on the size of your pantry. Whether your pantry provides a walk-in space or is a reach-in, Tailored Living of Knoxville listens to your individual or family needs to design a space that works well for your lifestyle. Their job is to design and install a well-organized pantry that brings order to chaos.

Do you want to store dishes, serve ware, table linens, grilling items, or cleaning supplies in the space also? • Do you entertain a lot and need to store party supplies? • Do you have a specific design style in mind? • If you have the space, do you want a

Tailored Living featuring PremierGarage 865.947.8686 www.TailoredLivingKnoxville.com








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3 Things to Do During Medicare Open Enrollment BY Y VO N N E M A R S H , C F P ® , C PA


T’S THAT time of year again – football, fall and Medicare Open Enrollment! October 15th is your opportunity to take a fresh look at your Medicare coverage to make sure Yvonne® Marsh, you’re getting the most bang for your CFP , CPA buck. Here are 3 things to do: 1. Review Your Part D Prescription Plan: Did you know your plan can change which drugs they cover and how much they reimburse every year? It’s called a formulary change. What might have been a great plan a few years ago might not be so great anymore. Do yourself a favor and check out the Medicare Plan Finder tool that lets you input your medications and see which plan provides the best coverage. One client saved her mom over $700/month on Alzheimer’s medications simply by changing plans. 2. Take a fresh look at Medicare Advantage: Advantage plans come with a lot of…advantages! They have very low or $0 premiums, and most cover dental, vision and hearing, which most Medicare Supplement plans do not. They also include prescription coverage. In an Advantage plan, rather than high monthly premiums, you’re willing to pay a co-pay for doctor and hospital visits. But the co-pays are capped with annual out-ofpocket maximums to protect you from large expenses. And if you don’t like Advantage, you can switch back to traditional Medicare within the first 12 months. 3. Price shop your Medicare Supplement Plan: While it is true you can do this step yearround, Open Enrollment is still a great time to take a fresh look. And remember that by law, every insurance company has to offer the same benefits for a specific plan – so a Plan G benefit is the same wherever you go; you’re simply price shopping for the lowest premium with the company that has the strongest renewal rates. If this all sounds great, but a little overwhelming, Rick Austin, in our office can help. He is an independent Medicare insurance specialist and has a premium quoting tool that looks across all companies to find the right answer for you. His expertise comes at no cost or obligation – the various insurance companies pay him for his help when you place business through him. So you can take the monthly savings he may find and use it for something fun instead! Call him directly at 865-599-1323. Marsh Wealth Management, LLC Fiduciary Registered Investment Advisor 504 Ebenezer Road, Knoxville, TN 37923 865.622.2162 www.marshwealth.com

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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Refresh Your Décor for the Holidays


F THE arrival of autumn already has you thinking of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s celebrations, Premiere Consignment in nearby Tellico Village is here to help you begin your preparations! Maybe you’d like a new accent chair in the living room, an additional recliner in the family room, a new stately leather sofa, or some special guest bedroom furnishings. Premiere Consignment can help! We have a large selection of gently used living, dining, family, bedroom furniture, art, and area rugs available at prices far below their original retail cost. New wall décor will make you smile every time you walk by! We have 100+ beautiful pieces of art depicting wildlife, sports, Italian gardens, landscapes, and much more. If it’s a spectacular painting of the Great Smoky Mountains you’re looking for, we have some lovely options from popular regional landscape artists Robert Tino and Jim Gray. Is there an avid sports enthusiast in your home? We also have a wide selection of sports-related works of art that would be perfect additions to your den, library, family room, or man/woman cave. Expecting seasonal guests? We have what you need to refresh your guest room with a cozy new bed, dressers for more storage, and decorative mirrors. We also have an extensive selection of home décor items so you can brighten up every room in your home - including seasonal décor! In addition to our wonderful furnishings and décor offered at affordable prices, we can also assist you with these added services: • Consign your unwanted items - We help “downsizers” find a new home for gently used, name brand items that are no longer needed. • Estate sale enthusiasts - We keep a current schedule of estate sales, so check with us often for updates. • Want to sell on eBay? - Our store can take care of everything for you from item photography, descriptions, postings, payments, and shipping. Whether you’re looking for a few items to refresh your interior or an entire home full of furnishings, Premiere Consignment is the perfect venue to find just what you need at prices far below their original cost. Take a quick inventory of your home, decide how you can best prepare for the soon-to-arrive holidays, then let Premiere Consignment do the rest! Also, visit our website for our current inventory and be sure to check back often as new items are added as they arrive! Premiere Consignment 320 Lakeside Plaza Loudon, TN 37774 865.458.9721 www.premiereconsignment.com



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Fall, Y’all


OW CAN you not love sweaters that feel like a hug, or better yet, instigate one? The sweaters of this season may have varied shapes, but they all have one thing in common... they all offer warmth and snuggly sensuality! The bright and bold colors we are seeing on sweaters this year are a welcome change from past seasons... just because the weather is cooling down doesn’t mean your wardrobe color palette has to! Pink, green, orange and blue hues are strong... and pair back perfectly with fall staple colors like brown, grey and black. Push that chunky cardigan to the back of your closet (for now!) and move the newest silhouette, the lightweight transitional sweater, to the front! Cotton knit pieces are perfect for the beginning of an East Tennessee fall, which we all know can still be quite warm. Choose any length... from cropped, hitting just above the hip line, to just above the knee, perfect to pair with leggings and tall boots. Cowl necks are also very strong again and can be quite stylish when paired with the perfect accessories - a statement necklace or fun hat can quickly elevate and add interest your outfit! So, it’s out with the old and in with the new! This fall’s sweaters prove that warmth never looked so good. Stop in and let us show you our current crop of this season’s best sweaters... we have a style that’s perfect for everybody and every body! We look forward to seeing you!

Happy fall & happy shopping!

Brenda & Ivy The Lily Pad Boutique 209 N. Main Street Sweetwater, TN 37874 423.337.5537 www.lilypadboutiqueonline.com

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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.



RE YOU or a loved one suffering unnecessarily from pain or a chronic health condition? Have you been told that there are no other options or that there is no hope? We would like to introduce you to a possible solution. Now there is a clinic in West Knoxville that specializes in treating difficult cases like these. Our doctors have more than 20 years experience treating conditions like peripheral neuropathy, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome / RSD, infertility, macular degeneration, and just about any pain condition you can imagine. They have worked in hospitals, pain clinics, and integrative medicine centers diagnosing and treating patients who thought there was nothing left to try. When medications, surgeries, and injections haven’t helped, don’t give up hope. Call the professionals at West Knox Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine to schedule a consultation today. We are often the last resort with the best results.



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“I had little to no feeling in my leg due to my MS. I have more feeling in that leg!” ~ Vanessa G. “I have tried physical therapy and all the pills in the world, but this place makes my back feel so much better.” ~ Ari W.

Dr. Monica Sarrat and Dr. A.J. Sarrat Just see what some of our patients have said: “Highly recommended! I have been receiving acupuncture for neck pain caused by bulging discs” ~ Jenny B. “My pain is minimal now, my strength is returning, and the neuropathy is virtually non-existent.” ~ Carolyn T.

“They can fix almost any pain issue or even swelling in your joints from arthritis.” ~ Missy S. “I am almost completely pain free, have more energy, yet also more relaxed.” ~ Bette L. Call today to schedule your consultation with our highly qualified doctors of acupuncture. Don’t live another day with unnecessary pain.

West Knox Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine

9125 Cross Park Drive Suite 150 Knoxville, TN 37923 865.275.2444 www.WestKnoxAcupuncture.com

Neuropathy Relief Is Possible


HE MOST COMMON treatment your medical doctor will recommend for neuropathy is prescription drugs. While this may temporarily reduce your symptoms, medications such as Gabapentin, Lyrica, Cymbalta, and Neurontin are primarily antidepressant or anti-seizure drugs. These drugs may cause you to feel uncomfortable and have a variety of harmful side effects.

Figure 1: Notice the very small blood vessels surrounding each nerve.

Peripheral neuropathy is a result of damage to the nerves, often causing pain, numbness, tingling, and the most debilitating symptom, balance problems. This damage is commonly caused by a lack of blood flow to the nerves in the hands and feet. Every part of the body relies on blood via blood vessels for oxygen and nutrients. Without it, the body begins to lose function. When the blood vessels that surround the nerves become diseased, they shrivel. This prevents the nerves from getting the nutrients necessary to survive. The nerves begin to degenerate and no longer conduct sensation adequately. When these nerves begin to “die” they cause you to have balance problems, pain, burning, pins and needle sensation, and other symptoms.

3 Factors to consider for effective Neuropathy Treatment: 1. Underlying cause? 2. Amount of nerve damage sustained? 3. How much treatment is required? 4 goals of treatment at West Knox Acupuncture: 1. Increase blood flow 2. Stimulate nerve fibers 3. Decrease pain 4. Improve balance The main problem is that those with Neuropathy have been given limited options for treatment: medications which often make you sick or uncomfortable, or they have been told to come to terms with the idea of “just living with it.” There is now a clinic in Knoxville that offers you hope without worrisome side effects. The program to reduce your symptoms and speed up healing uses Acupuncture, ATP Resonance BioTherapy, and other proven treatments. Acupuncture helps to stimulate the blood vessels and the peripheral nerves so that they are able to receive proper nutrients needed to heal and repair. Collectively, these treatments function to increase blood flow, stimulate nerves and expedite recovery and healing. The amount of treatment needed to allow nerves to full recover varies from person to person and can only be determined after a detailed neurological and vascular evaluation. We will conduct an exam that consists of detailed sensory nerve testing and an analysis of neurological findings. After the exam, you will meet with the doctor to discuss your results and determine if you are a good candidate for our program. This life impacting condition affecting millions of individuals can be helped and even reversed.

"I can feel my feet again!" -Susan G. Whether the neuropathy is chemical in nature, due to diabetes, or mechanical such as disc disease or arthritis, treatments are available to help you alleviate your suffering.

Call 865-275-2444 and make an appointment to determine if your nerve pain can be treated.

9125 Cross Park Drive Suite 150 Knoxville, TN 37923 www.WestKnoxAcupuncture.com

ACUPUNCTURE IS OFTEN THE LAST RESORT WITH THE BEST RESULTS We are excited to bring cutting edge, non surgical, natural pain interventions to Knoxville! If chronic pain is impacting your life, medications may not be your only solution. We will evaluate your specific needs, then a customized treatment plan will be created specifically for you. Don’t wait until it’s too late

Schedule A Consultation. CALL NOW: 865-275-2444


Delivering Pure, Healthy Water for Two Generations


U S B A N D A N D wife team and Aqua Clear Water Systems owners, David and Krista Brewster, launched Aqua Clear back in 2005 with the goal of providing other East Tennessee families and businesses with all of the healthy benefits available from using and consuming only the highest quality water available. “Back then, we had 3 youngsters, and today, 16 years later, all 3 - Robert 20, Lydia 23, and Jonathan (JB) 25 - work alongside David and myself,” said Krista. “Lydia serves as our Purchasing Coordinator, and JB and Robert serve as our Project Supervisors.” Like their parents, they collectively share David and Krista’s commitment to provide all of their clients with both the best quality water available and a level of client service designed to exceed your expectations. How It All Began Lydia’s, Robert’s, and JB’s first Aqua Clear memories as youngsters begin with each of them fondly remembering helping out around the office and events. Lydia said, “Growing up, I remember always carrying around 5 gallon coolers to events we

sponsored like football games, marathons, and weddings!” Robert echoed that comically saying, “I remember riding in our first van with my dad, setting up at home shows and handing out water samples. I always would sneak away to go get some cinnamon sugar nuts and see all the awesome things around the shows.” While JB also remembered events, his first memory was focused on something else. He remembered “sweeping the floors and putting up trash in the first office and helping organize equipment in the warehouse.” A Shared Goal “It was encouraging for us to see that our kids loved working hard and that they shared our passion for providing other families with a source for safe and healthy water, and that certainly hasn’t changed,” said David. Today, when asked what they enjoyed the most about working for and with family, they had some sweet answers. JB said his favorite part is talking and learning with his dad about the various aspects of the business and how it makes a difference in clients’ lives, as well as working on the same team with Lydia and Robert. Lydia

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spoke about how she loves being able to talk about life and work around the dinner table and how she has the opportunity every day to brainstorm with her family. And Robert talked about shared vision, saying, “I’ve heard for 16 years about changing clients’ lives, and now, I personally get to build relationships with my clients and hear them for myself. It’s incredibly powerful getting to do that alongside my parents and siblings. We’re also very competitive, so it’s a fun work environment where we’re always challenging each other with new and better ideas!” The Brewster’s Future Looking forward to the future, each Brewster had something similar to say about where they see Aqua Clear 10 years from now. It was a shared common theme – educate each client on the potentially harmful toxins that are in their water, listen carefully to the needs of each client, and then recommend the most affordable water treatment solution in order to provide the purest water possible. Lydia said it quite well that she “never wants to stop positively impacting people and their lifestyles.” A Big Thank You “On behalf of the entire Aqua Clear family, we would like to thank all of our wonderful clients for their 16 years of encouragement and support for which our success would not have been possible,” said Krista. “Our future success and our ability to provide and meet the ever-growing ultra-pure water needs of our clients is assured to these 3 amazing young professionals and the entire Aqua Clear Water Systems team of professionals. From our family to yours, discover all of the healthy benefits of the pure water delivered from the best water treatment system in the industry. As an added incentive, mention this ad and article when you call to receive $200 off your water treatment system order. Conditions apply. You might even get to meet Lydia, Robert, or JB!

Aqua Clear Water Systems Authorized Independent Kinetico Dealer


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1767 Kevin Lane Lenoir City, TN 37772 865.234.1970 www.aquaclearws.com


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Help Random Acts of Flowers Help Others


UR MISSION here at Random Acts of Flowers is to improve the emotional health and well-being of individuals in healthcare facilities by delivering re-purposed flower s, encouragement, and personal moments of kindness. We accomplish this mission with the hard work of our more than 400 dedicated volunteers, our numerous sponsors, and our committed Perennial Society members; however, we can always use more support to keep delivering hope to our community. Helping Random Acts of Flowers serve others can take many forms. To make a financial donation, you can visit our website (RAFKnoxville.org) and click on the “Donation” tab and make an online contribution, or you can mail a check to 2936 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37921. Another way to financially support Random Acts of Flowers is have your next private celebration or team building event here at our workshop or at your facility. These events typically include an overview of Random Acts of Flowers and its mission, followed by a demonstration on how to create beautiful flower arrangements. Participants are then guided through the



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process of creating flower arrangements that will be delivered to individuals in local healthcare facilities. Volunteering is another way that one can support our effort, and there are a variety of volunteering opportunities available, from volunteering to pick up donated flowers and prepping donated flowers to creating the bouquets and delivering the completed bouquets.

For more information on making a donation, having a Random Acts of Flowers event, or volunteering, call us at 865-633-9082, email us at info@RAFKnoxville.org, or visit our website at www.RAFKnoxville.org.

Add Real Value to Your Home and to Your Life


HE KITCHEN is probably the hardest working room in your home. We all want it to be beautiful, but it’s where we cook, bake, gather, and store essentials like food, supplies, and pots and pans, so it has to be functional. A well-thought out kitchen has plenty of storage to keep countertops clear and is designed so you can quickly and easily find what you need and conveniently reach it. ShelfGenie is the true turn-key leader in kitchen innovation At ShelfGenie, we design, build, and install custom Glide-Out™ shelves for your existing cabinets and pantries. They increase storage by up to 50% and pull out their full depth so you can access the entire shelf front to back. Each shelf can hold up to 100 lbs and is made in America using high-quality materials and superior craftsmanship. We do not use one-size-fits-all, big box store substitutes. Our process begins and ends with the homeowner 1. Our design consultant will get to know your exact needs during our free, in-home consultation and will provide you with a free 3-D design of your kitchen so you’ll see exactly what your new kitchen space will look like. 2. Your Glide-Out™ shelves will be manufactured in our very own manufacturing facility to your exact specifications. 3. Our licensed, professional installer will then install your order in one day. Finally, your designer will reach out to ensure you’re completely 100% satisfied. Enjoy your innovative new kitchen Turn frustration with your kitchen into joy. You can expect to increase storage, reduce clutter and wasted time looking for items, and avoid having to bend, twist, or reach into the backs of cabinets.

What our awesome clients have to say “Awesome folks to deal with. Great workmanship.” - D.A., Knoxville “We love the new shelves. They are truly life changing in the kitchen.” - R.K., Knoxville “Great improvement to what I had and very happy with the people I worked with.” - S.O., Vonore “I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my new kitchen pull-out shelves. Very professional.” - K.B., Powell “Love my new pantry shelves! They are sturdy and beautifully installed. Great customer service and friendly folks.” - M.M, Loudon To learn more or to schedule your free consultation, call 865-409-1197 or visit www.shelfgenie.com.

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Taylor 912ce WHB Builder’s Edition Acoustic Guitar blends the style and sound of a rosewood/spruce Grand Concert with inviting, player-friendly features. Available at the Open Chord Music Shop, 8502 Kingston Pike in Knoxville, 865.281.5874, www.openchordmusicshop.com.


Casually elegant, this charming end table and its complementary collection features quartered and straight cut white oak veneers in an Alabaster finish paired with soft brushed gold. Available at Decorating Den Interiors | Kozar Design Team, 521 Lovell Rd., Suite 205 in Knoxville, 865.392.6222, www.SandyKozar.DecoratingDen.com.


Unique “diaper cake” creations to welcome the new member of the family! These masterworks make an unforgettable baby shower centerpiece and will be the most memorable gift new parents will receive. Based here in Knoxville, Wellon Craft has designs to delight every new mom! Available at www.welloncraft.com and www.etsy.com/shop/WellonCraft.



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BDI USA's standing, sitting, and everything-in-between height adjustable desk, along with more sizes and finishes, is available at Nouveau Classics Contemporary Furniture & Interior Design, 101 S Gay Street in Knoxville, 865.525.4755, www.nouveauclassics.com.


Fabulous lanterns just in time to light up your deck for the fall! Two designs, three sizes of battery operated lanterns are available at The Town Framery & Gifts, 12814 Kingston Pike in Farragut, 865.671.6627, www.thetownframery.com.


Sloggers® Rain & Garden Shoes - waterproof comfort proudly made in the USA! Featuring “all day comfort” insoles and deep-lug tread for great traction. Many patterns and sizes comfortable, durable, and cute! Available at Meadow View Greenhouses & Garden Center, 9885 Highway 11E in Lenoir City, 865.986.7229, www.meadowviewgreenhouse.com.


This easy, breezy shape by PLANET features drop shoulders, swingy curved hems, ribbed sleeves, and faux pockets. One size fits all... available at The Lily Pad Boutique, 209 N. Main Street in Sweetwater, 423.337.5537, www.lilypadboutiqueonline.com.

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Now Offering Halotherapy - Dry Salt Therapy Halotherapy comes from the Greek word Halos, meaning Salt. In this therapy, salt is fed through a halogenerator to heat, crush, and grind it into fine particles. Those particles are then dispersed using a dry spray aerosol to be inhaled by the nose and mouth - expelling pollutants and opening breathing passages - or absorbed topically to penetrate skin conditions. This therapy kills bacteria, reduces inflammation, and expands airways to benefit those struggling with: • Breathing issues from allergies, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, sinus infections, cough, and sinusitis. • Skin conditions including dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, and eczema. • And chronic ailments like ear infections, cystic fibrosis, rhinitis, and ENT issues. A course of Halotherapy is recommended to achieve lasting results for airway cleansing, congestion relief, skin refreshment, and inflammation reduction - not to mention stress relief!

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Design Your Garage to Save Money and Time BY C A R R I E M C C O N K E Y, W W W.C A R R I E M C C O N K E Y.C O M


ANY OF US choose the DIY route when it comes to garage storage and organization. We spend a lot of time looking for just the right components that will fit our space and hold everything, and often we come up short. What if all of your garage needs could be solved at once, saving you money and time? It’s possible, with a professionally designed garage from Knoxville’s own Designer Garages. Get Slatwall Savvy If pegboard is the granddaddy of garage storage systems, slatwall is his in-the-know grandson. Attractive and effective, slatwall offers sleek wall storage with dozens of accessories to hold everything big and small. Toss the Tool Chest Quality tool storage cabinets can be costly and take up space. Instead, use custom-designed drawers that will keep your valuable tool collection clean, organized, and close at hand. Put Your Workbench to Work Workbenches are perfect for hobbies, but the DIY version is often too basic. Install custom-designed counter space, power outlets, and task lighting with drawers and

and the results, while practical, may not be perfect. Call or visit the Designer Garages showroom in West Knoxville today, and let Chris McKenry and his team show you the attractive and practical options that will supply your dream garage in no time!

cabinets underneath for a useful and enjoyable workspace. You can spend days putting up pegboard, shopping for shelves, and buying bins for garage storage and organization. What might save you cash will cost you valuable time,

Designer Garages 201 Center Park Drive, #1070 Knoxville, TN 37922 865.268.4868 www.DesignerGarages.com

Inside Your Closet: Think Outside the Box! BY C A R R I E M C C O N K E Y, W W W.C A R R I E M C C O N K E Y.C O M


OU’VE DECIDED to have your closet professionally designed. Congratulations! But before you dive into the details, review your current storage system and daily routine of getting dressed. Are they really working? Ditch your old way of doing things, starting with these five suggestions: 1. Move items from the bedroom: Tired of hunting for your jewelry in the dark? Add partitioned drawers to your closet to easily see and organize your collection. 2. Don’t hamper your reputation: When it’s time to change after a long day, avoid streaking through the house to your laundry room and include a clothes hamper in your closet. 3. Give yourself a once-over: Only seeing your upper half in the bathroom mirror? Try a tri-fold mirror in your closet that you can leave open or tuck away. 4. Make ironing convenient: Iron as you go with a handy ironing board in your closet that folds out of the way when not in use. 5. Celebrate the seasons: Instead of toting your seasonal clothes up and down the basement stairs, install a motorized clothing rod in your closet that will easily move items out of the way. Chris McKenry and his experienced team of

designers at Closets by McKenry help customers like you every day with closet storage strategies. Get their good advice at the Closets by McKenry showroom in West Knoxville, or schedule a virtual appointment. With their help, you will avoid doing the same old thing in your brand new closet!

Closets by McKenry 201 Center Park Drive, #1070 Knoxville, TN 37922 865.249.6382 www.ClosetsbyMcKenry.com

Quality Workmanship + Attention to Detail = A Very Satisfied Customer



County residents, and husband and wife of 48 years, Jerry and Cheryl Hickman retired, it was time to make some needed repairs and updates to their home. “We first learned about the quality work of European Fine Hardwood Floors when our son and his wife purchased an existing home three years ago,” said Cheryl. “They decided to pull out some carpet to add more wood flooring. The rest of the main level flooring was already wood. They sanded and refinished the existing wood floors, then stained and finished the new flooring. The completed work was beautiful! “So when it was time to replace the flooring in our 27-year-old family home, we knew who to call!” continued Cheryl. “We met with European Fine Hardwood Floors owners, and husband and wife team, Valera and Svetlana Tomescu, and discussed a variety of options. They provided us with an estimate, the timeline to complete the work, the costs, the products they would

use, and answered all of our questions. We were at ease knowing what to expect as the job progressed and found they did exactly what they said they would do.” European Fine Hardwood Floors removed the existing wood floors and carpeting in Jerry and Cheryl’s home, removed the existing trim work, installed 1,900 square feet of new hardwood flooring, stained and finished the new flooring, and installed all new trim throughout. “Valera prides himself on his work,” said Cheryl. “He pays attention to the smallest detail, and he wants the finished product to meet his high standards. He was willing to work long hours to complete any particular task. I also appreciated the fact that he never left a mess anywhere! The finished product is beautiful and exactly what we wanted for our home. “Since our floors have been finished, we have had friends, painters, movers, and many others into our home. ALL have commented on the beautiful floors. The quality and detail are evident in Valera’s work, and

we couldn’t be more pleased! My husband and I were also impressed with Valera’s and Svetlana’s character - in addition to being hard workers, we also found them to be honest, trustworthy, and polite. Those qualities are hard to find! “In this day and age, it is difficult to find workmanship of this quality. We have already recommended them to several others.” To discover the European Fine Hardwood Floors difference for your yourself, call them at 865-640-3680 today.

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We receive more comments from Everything Knoxville readers than any other form of advertising. Homeowners pull out the articles and keep them! I just had a customer tell me she had 14 years-worth, so she could take them with her if she moved! Fewer people are reading newspapers, radio and TV advertising are very expensive, and as small business owners it’s hard to target specific demographics. Even when times were lean, our participation in Everything Knoxville was the one thing I refused to cut in our budget because we knew how much it helped our business grow. We have been advertising in Everything Knoxville since 2007, and it continues to be the best way to get our information in the hands of the people we want to reach.

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Inside and Outside We’ve Got You Covered! BY C H R I S T I N A F I T Z W I L L I A M , C O - O W N E R O F S U R FA C E D O C , I N C .


OST 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. 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 vegetation. 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 surface 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. Surface Doc

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Rethink Your Garage Flooring


ONE ARE THE DAYS of a dirty, oil-stained and cracked garage floor. Today’s garage floor coatings leave the garage looking like a true extension of your home. Garage floors have a hard life. They are subject to constant pressure from the car and hot tires as you drive over them, as well as temperature extremes and abuse from oil drips and substances brought in on your tires. As a result, the concrete often ends up cracking and crumbling. There are a few flooring options to protect your concrete, however not all floor coatings are created equal. The decision usually comes down to a choice between a standard epoxy or PremierOne’s polyurea coating, developed and installed by PremierGarage. “There have been many improvements in coating technology over the past 20 years and the preferred garage flooring is our polyurea coating,” explained Brain Falls, co-owner of PremierGarage of Knoxville “Polyurea is a hard wearing coating that’s widely specified in commercial settings where failure is not an option and floors are designed to last the test of time.” Polyurea flooring systems present the most-advanced, fast-curing and hardening system in concrete flooring technology. It withstands more abuse and impact than any traditional epoxy coating. It also provides better protection against harmful agents like oils, chemicals, and gas, and it doesn’t stain, crack, or peel. PremierGarage’s polyurea floor coating will look new for years to come. While do-it-yourself epoxy kits are widely available, the down side is many things can go wrong when applying the coating - it may not set properly or have a weak bond to the concrete - it also takes a long time to dry. And while the cost is initially less expensive, epoxy also quickly delaminates when a vehicle’s hot tires bond to the surface and peel it away from the concrete. For the longest lasting concrete floor coating in the market, PremierGarage technicians diamond-grind the floor to the ideal surface condition to achieve a permanent chemical bond. Other benefits of PremierGarage’s professionally installed flooring coating over epoxy are: • Superior finish that cures two times harder, eliminating unsightly marks, peeling or blistering from hot tires and abrasions • Chemical, UV, stain and slip-resistant • Commercial-grade product that is guaranteed for 10 years • Easy to clean • Available in a variety of colors, the flooring system is also perfect for concrete flooring in basements and retail stores. Call PremierGarage and discover the affordability of transforming your garage floor. Home really does begin in the garage.

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Chicago’s Trumpeter: Lee Loughnane BY R A N DY PAT T E R S O N , B O O M E R O C I T Y.C O M

UPCOMING CONCERTS October 15 - Knoxville Tennessee Theatre December 14 - Chattanooga Memorial Auditorium December 15 - Nashville Grand Ole Opry


NOXVILLE IS FULL of fans of the legendary group Chicago. We’ve supported their concerts in the past - not only in Knoxville, but in other cities within easy driving distance from here. With the pandemic somewhat lifting and music lovers getting to attend concerts again, what a thrill it is to see that Chicago is performing at Knoxville’s historic Tennessee Theatre this month (October 15th). The band will be playing in Chattanooga’s Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium on December 14 and in Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House the following night. Everything Knoxville readers have enjoyed interviews with two of Chicago’s members in the past: Jimmy Pankow (co-founder/ trombonist) in the May 2018 edition and Keith Howland (band guitarist for 25+ years) in the June 2020 edition. With the band hitting Knoxville this month, it was only fitting to chat with their co-founder/trumpeter, Lee Loughnane (pronounced “Lock Nane”). Lee connected with me during the band’s stop in Cincinnati with the topic being, of course, the pandemic’s impact on their shows. His response was positively upbeat. “We’ve been playing all of the venues like the first show and people are hungry for it. I have heard of no negative effects as a result of any of our shows. And we’re having a great time, they’re having a great time. It’s really nice to be back.” Lee describes getting back into the whole concert thing this way: “The initial feeling that I had was like we were coming back from an injury - like a sports guy coming back to the game, and the game was a little bit faster than us the first couple of shows! And then it started slowing down again - we’re now into the groove that we’ve always been in. I think when you set up a show the way we have learned to do and just go with it - go with the flow of the show the audience comes along with us. It becomes that ‘give and take’ thing where we play music for them, they send us the reaction and it keeps bouncing off of each other to the end of the show. It’s just like it’s always been.”



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His closing thought on playing live music again, Lee added: “This stuff has always remained interesting for us, and the music has never gotten any easier, so we have to keep practicing to keep the chops up, just to be able to make it through the show. It is not a struggle at all. It’s part of my life - understanding the preparation for the shows and playing the shows. That’s what I do. I don’t do anything else.” Lee shared how he made the pandemic become an opportunity to be productive. After putting a recording studio in a nearby house, he and sound engineer, Tim Jessup mixed and mastered all of the shows Chicago played at Carnegie Hall in 1971. Explaining more about the project, Lee said, “We played eight shows in six days at Carnegie Hall. We’re the first American band to play Carnegie Hall ever. Rhino Records approached me and asked if we would mix and master all eight shows - not just the one that came out as our fourth album, which was the four-record set. By the time we get to Knoxville, the Carnegie Hall project will be out - all eight shows, 16 CDs.” Classic rock still enjoys a worldwide appeal across most all age groups. When asked why he feels that Chicago’s music - as well as that of their peers - still resonates today, Lee said: “I’m not sure exactly why, but for some reason, the music that came through us does resonate with different generations of people. And it doesn’t matter the age group anymore, or ever has. But we didn’t know that when we originally wrote it and started performing that. We were just developing songs as they went. It was pretty much organic. We went through the years, and all of a sudden, decades start going by and you realize that that same music that you wrote way back when resonates the same way with the new group of people that are coming up, and it’s really cool to see. You have no idea when you write it that that that’s even possible. You would hope that something like that would happen, but you don’t know until here we are.” And Knoxville can’t wait to see them! You can watch the interview with Lee in its entirety at www.Boomerocity.com where he talks more about the Chicago documentary, inspiring new musicians and how it is “nice to be back!” At press time, tickets for Chicago’s show at the Tennessee Theatre were still available. To order yours, visit www.TennesseeTheatre.com.

Randy’s first interview was at the tender age of 13 with none other than Col. Tom Parker. Thirty-six years later he founded the webzine, Boomerocity. com, and has conducted close to 200 interviews with some of the most interesting people in music.

Open Chord Music Shop

Your Place for All Things Music™


OU ARE probably already aware that the Open Chord is a great place to see live music, but did you know that the Open Chord Music Shop is also a great place to pick up new guitar strings, find the perfect guitar strap, or try out some of the coolest pedals? As the largest Taylor Guitar dealer in our area, Open Chord Music Shop is a full-service music store offering a great selection of all things stringed - electric and acoustic guitars from Taylor, Fender, Gibson, D’Angelico, Cordoba, in addition to electric basses, ukuleles, banjos, mandolins, and more! Open Chord Music Shop is your one stop shop for All Things Music! The staff are also musicians so they can help answer your questions, direct you towards the best accessories, and even perform repairs - all right in the store! Whether you are looking for a capo, picks, cables, amp tubes, new strings or a repair, Open Chord Music Shop has it.

Need a gift for the musician or music lover in your life? Open Chord’s knowledgable staff can help with suggestions and recommendations. They are open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. When you stop by, be sure to check out their selection of Vinyl LPs - from recent releases to classic and rare finds from the 60s and 70s.

Open Chord Music Shop 8426 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919 865.507.3857 www.OpenChordMusicShop.com

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The Warm Scents - and Tastes - of Fall! C O U RT E S Y O F F F E


CHANGE in season is finally here Welcome Fall! Just the sound of the word autumn conjures up thoughts of orange pumpkins, chunky throws, comfy sweaters, falling leaves and, of course, the season’s unique scents. The comforting smells of cinnamon, baked apples, and pumpkin spice are reminders of the coziness that cooler weather brings. So whether you are an “all out fall decorator” with autumnal wreaths, colored leaves and a pumpkin in every corner or more of a “one mum on the porch” kind of seasonal celebrator, these recipes will create the scents of the season that everyone in your family will appreciate! Chilly mornings - especially on a weekend

where a little sleeping in is just the ticket on an overcast day - are perfect for a delicious breakfast (or brunch!) of Overnight Apple Cinnamon French Toast Casserole. Prepared the day before and chilled overnight, this casserole is ready to throw in the oven once you’re up. It’s gooey on the inside and baked to a perfect crisp on the outside, plus it’s filled with mouthwatering apples and ground cinnamon, not to mention the sweet glaze drizzled on top at the end. Yummy! From tailgate parties to an after dinner treat, who can resist Fresh Ginger Cookies. Baked until golden brown, these cookies are a showstopper for family events and celebrations alike. With the delightfully intense flavor

of ginger and warm cinnamon, it’s practically autumn in a crunchy mouthful! They are simple to make, don’t take much time to bake and are unique enough to bring along to be a hit at any occasion. With ground and fresh ginger, these cookies are equally as appetizing as they are satisfying - the scent of them baking gives any home the pleasant smell of fall. Pumpkin Spice may be the go-to flavor of the season but when it is time to cozy up with steaming mugs and crackling fires, be sure to add to welcoming home ambience with the scents of the warm season that will add to any autumn day or evening! Find more delicious recipes for every season, visit Culinary.net.

Overnight Apple Cinnamon French Toast Casserole Servings: 12

Nonstick cooking spray 1 package (20 oz.) French bread, cubed, divided 1 can (20 oz.) apple pie filling 9 eggs 1 cup half-and-half 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 cup powdered sugar, plus additional (optional) 2 tablespoons milk, plus additional (optional) Spray 8-by-8-inch glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In baking dish, add 10 ozs. cubed French bread in bottom of dish. Pour apple filling over bread. Top with remaining cubed French bread. Set aside. In medium bowl, whisk eggs, half-and-half and cinnamon. Pour evenly over bread. Cover with aluminum foil and chill overnight. Heat oven to 325º F. Remove foil and bake 50-60 minutes. Let cool 10-15 minutes. In small bowl, whisk powdered sugar and milk. Add additional, if needed, until pourable glaze is reached. Drizzle over casserole before serving.

Fresh Ginger Cookies Servings: 24

2 cups flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup salted butter, softened 1 cup, plus 3 tablespoons, sugar, divided 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup grated fresh ginger Heat oven to 350º F. In medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon and salt. Set aside. In stand mixer, beat butter, 1 cup sugar and brown sugar until fluffy. Add egg and fresh ginger; beat until combined. Gradually add dry ingredients to mixer until combined. In small bowl, add remaining sugar. Using spoon, portion out dough, roll into balls then roll in sugar. Arrange balls on baking sheet at least 1 inch apart. Bake 14 minutes, or until edges are golden brown. Transfer cookies to cooling rack and cool completely.



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Healthy, Quick & Convenient! Looking for a healthy alternative for lunch? How about a convenient, quiet spot for a small group or client meeting? Need dinner for six tomorrow night?


HE LUNCHBOX is your one-stop shop for delicious homestyle, quality lunches and catering options. Gather for breakfast, lunch, or snacks in their comfortable markets, then take home dinner ready to heat and serve. We are celebrating 40 years serving Knoxville, and what keeps customers coming back is simple – “The formula hasn’t changed.” We stay true to founder Karen Sproles recipes, which continue to be the heartbeat and foundation of The Lunchbox. The signature chicken salad, soups, fresh sandwiches, and ready-to-go desserts have always been a major draw. Our downtown Market Manager, Josephine, has been with The Lunchbox for too many years to count and has been making these “tried and true” recipes from scratch for more than 20 years. Rhonda, our Market Manager at The Atrium, has taken customer service to the next level, greeting customers daily with smiles and gratitude. We continue to offer homestyle, quality foods that people keep coming back, and our mission is to stay consistent in honoring The Lunchbox legacy. Daily menu specials include our fresh made sandwiches and wraps, pimento cheese, chicken enchiladas, pumpkin muffins, chicken gumbo, Italian cream cake, box lunches with a side and dessert, and Knoxville’s favorite chicken salad. Our Bearden location also offers Take & Bake Meals - family meals made from scratch, served fresh from your oven. Call us 24 hours in advance and Sally will have your order ready to go!! Expect friendly, efficient service and the favorites Knoxville has loved for 40 years without sacrificing time and nutrition. Come see us at The Lunchbox! The Lunchbox Bearden 5005 Kingston Pike 865.249.6010

Downtown 607 Market Street 865.409.4211

Atrium Office Park 1225 Weisgarber Road 865.602.2232

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UT Gardens’ Plant of the Month

Okra: A True Southern Beauty BY H O L LY J O N E S A N D C A R S O N B R O W N , H O RT I C U LT U R I S T S W I T H T H E U T G A R D E N S , K N OX V I L L E , A N D U T G A R D E N S , J A C K S O N , R E S P E C T I V E LY


RIVE DOWN ANY local country road in late June through early September and you will probably spot a long row of tall, green branching plants with palmate leaves, creamy yellow flowers, and seed pods shaped like thick, pointy fingers, thriving in the blazing summer sunshine. Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) is a summertime staple for many Tennessee farmers and home gardeners. Likely originating from modern day Ethiopia, this close relative of hibiscus and hollyhocks prefers hot weather, high humidity, and a relatively long growing season, which makes it a perfect fit for our summertime climate.

 The seeds can be sown directly in a prepared garden bed once all danger of frost has passed and the soil temperature has reached 65º F or more. This warmseason annual can also be transplanted after starting indoors, just be sure to hold off on planting outside until the air and soil are warm enough. Lean, dry soil conditions may be tolerated once plants are established, but providing a moist, welldrained, fertile growing medium will lead to a bigger harvest. Provide 6-8 hours of direct sunlight and good air circulation to ensure healthy growth and to help prevent powdery mildew, which is a common late season affliction.

 Although delicious fried, roasted, grilled, sautéed, or pickled, the tender pods are also delicious raw, with hummus or other dip, and sliced in salads. To catch the pods before they become tough, check often and harvest them young. The exact size will vary depending on the variety, but they are generally best harvested when they are between 2-4 inches long. If they have become too mature, the seeds can be cooked like peas. During harvest season, it’s best to pick every other day because allowing the pods to mature on the plant will slow production. The plants can also be cut back midsummer to between 6-12 inches and side dressed with an all-purpose, balanced fertilizer to rejuvenate them for an extended harvest through fall.

 Once you have had your fill of eating okra from these high-yielding plants, allow some pods to mature and dry completely on the plant to use as an art supply for elegant and seasonal decorations or cute crafts for your kids. Imagine them as Santa Claus, an angel, a gnome, or an accent for wreaths or other creative decorations. The flowers are also attractive enough to be grown solely



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‘Candle Fire’ okra can add beauty and interest to the garden with red stems that can reach to between 4-6 feet tall with abundant seed pods that are also an enticing red color.

Pod Angels available at www.SouthernNature.com.

Fall Wreath by Barbara H. Smith, Clemson University, www.HGIC.Clemson.edu.

for their ornamental value. Varieties like the All-America Selections winner ‘Candle Fire’ can add beauty and interest to the garden with red stems that can reach to between 4-6 feet tall with abundant seed pods that are also an enticing red color. Although these cylindrical pods with smooth sides take longer than other varieties to become tough, they are best harvested at about 3-4 inches long and with a diameter of about half an inch. This year, ‘Candle Fire’ is on display at both the UT Gardens, Jackson, and the UT Gardens, Knoxville. 

 ‘Jambalaya’ is a choice selection for the culinary garden due to disease resistance, a stocky growth habit, and tender green spineless pods. The pods begin appearing

a week or so earlier than other varieties at the Helping Hands Kitchen Garden at the UT Gardens, Knoxville. Compact cultivars suited for smaller spaces or raised beds are also available.

 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. For more information, visit utia.tennessee.edu/ state-botanical-garden.

October in the Garden BY L I S A G R U G I N


T I S finally starting to feel like fall, which means we can talk about fall gardening! Here in the South, fall is a great time to do some planting. The temperatures are cooling but the soil is still warm, and the plants are going into dormancy. This means that they can put all their effort into their roots. In fact, 85% of root growth for trees and shrubs occurs in the fall and winter! This also means that some of those plants you put in this spring (that may have struggled) will get a chance to catch up. Mother Nature also tends to give us plenty of rain the next few months, so that takes a little of the work out for you. Please note that I said “tends.” Our weather has been as erratic as a wooden rollercoaster so don’t put that hose away. October can be dry. Our hose at home doesn’t go away until we start having hard freezes in the forecast, which is usually not until November. By the way, the average first frost is October 23rd, and the average first freeze is November 8th. Let’s go on to things that you need to do in your yard this month: ✻ Do your walk-around and see what is going on. Remember to look up, down, and all around. Check all those nooks and crannies that you don’t typically notice; in the back corners and on the sides where you seldom go. ✻ Continue adding to your list of things that you want to do in your yard. Keep in mind that a garden is a living thing, and therefore is ever-changing. Plants grow, multiply, and die. Anticipate and adapt to change, because doing battle with Mother Nature is a fight you will always lose. ✻ Is your yard boring in the fall and winter? Sometimes we put so much effort into spring and summer color that we forget about the rest of the year. It is not unusual to see yards that are full of blooms until late fall, when they become barren. Now is the time to select some plants that will give you color all year long. Shrubs, such as Camellias, give blooms in fall and winter. Evergreens with bright foliage shine like a beacon during the grey months. Other shrubs can provide color with great fall foliage or berries. We have several to select from, so come on in! ✻ Don’t forget about trees - this is the best time of the year for planting them. They provide tremendous value to your home because they give shade and beauty.

Whether it is a large Maple or Oak that will cool your home in the summer or a small tree that provides blooms, no home is complete without at least one tree in the yard. ✻ Perennials can also bring color into the later months. Many have evergreen foliage and also bloom. Check out Hellebores, Heuchera and Autumn Ferns for a shady garden. In the sun, Dianthus and some of the Sedums will stick around all year. For blooms, check out the coneflowers, anemones, Chelone and Rudbeckia. These and many other perennials are blooming their little hearts out right now in appreciation for the cooler temperatures that we are having. ✻ Asters and mums are the showstoppers of the fall garden, so try to get them in the ground as soon as possible if you want them to come back next year. They need time to get their roots down before we have a freeze. ✻ If your planters are frost tolerant, you can still plant them up. Check out Pinterest, gardening blogs, magazines, etc. to find some beautiful ideas for unusual arrangements. If you have been using the same soil for more than 3 years, it is time to dump it out and

start fresh. It becomes depleted over time. ✻ Pansies are your winter garden bombshells. Their cheerful little faces will bloom from now until next May. They are available in an assortment of beautiful colors, so get them in the ground. ✻ Don’t forget the birds. Migration patterns will take many species through our yards, and a nice feeder and birdbath make for a great bed and breakfast. Please keep them scrupulously clean, as a dirty feeder is a dangerous feeder, and nobody wants to bathe in dirty water! We will continue to get beautiful plants for your yard and gifts for your home, so stop by and get something pretty. We are happy to answer any questions you might have or help you create your perfect landscape. Come in for a visit!

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North Hills: An Early Knoxville Automobile Subdivision T

HE NORTH HILLS neighborhood is located in North Knoxville and is roughly bounded by Washington Pike, Whit tle Springs Road, Cecil Avenue, and Prosser Road. The houses in North Hills are mainly one and two story houses that feature brick, stucco, East Tennessee Marble, and Crab Orchard Stone exteriors. The neighborhood is a good example of a suburban middleclass residential district with a strong emphasis on early to mid-twentieth century revival residential architecture. Styles include English Cottage Revival, Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival, Ranch, and Minimal Traditional. The neighborhood retains its original topography of rolling hills, wide-tree-lined boulevards, and landscaping. North Hills was developed as an automobile-accessible neighborhood in 1927 under the North Hills Corporation by brothers George, Hugh, and Carl Fielden. George wanted to create a new subdivision of custom-built homes and soon began to buy land and divide it into lots. It is said that George and his mother Florence named the area “North Hills” because it described the rolling hills of North Knoxville. In 1927, George laid out the first section of North Hills Boulevard (the 1900 block) and erected stone gateposts with marble plaques reading “North Hills” on each side of the Washington Pike entrance. The first house was built on a wooded lot on the west side of North Hills Boulevard next to the main entrance. When development started in 1927, the neighborhood originally encompassed only 43 acres and three streets: North Hills Boulevard, Fountain Park Boulevard, and Kenilworth Lane. By 1928, more than 40 homes had been built. By 1935, 75 homes had been built and 175 lots were available to build on. Restrictive covenants were adopted in 1928 to ensure that North Hills would remain a select neighborhood. The expiration of these covenants is supposed to be in 2027 (99 years from their development date). These guidelines provide interesting insight into the perspective of the developers and original residents regarding the important visual aspects of their neighborhood. In part, these restrictions provide guidance on placement of garages, construction



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cost, number of rooms, setbacks, exterior wall covering, roof and foundation material, and each house design had to be approved by two officials of the North Hills Corporation. The North Hills Garden Club was established in 1935 to promote the beautification of the neighborhood and to foster a community spirt through participation in civic, educational, and social activities. During the first year, the club had 50 members, and today the garden club is still a strong entity that is active in the neighborhood and surrounding community. North Hills was an up-and-coming, middle-class suburb during the late 1920s, and it attracted many families. Residents included employees of the Tennessee Valley Authority, managers, presidents, or vice-presidents of local companies, business owners, attorneys, doctors, employees of Southern Railway, and professors at the University of Tennessee. The North Hills Area Association was formed in 2000, and its mission is to promote security, beautification, and safety. The Association includes the historic area of the neighborhood, as well as the Plantation Hills subdivision that was developed in 1959 and spans roughly 75 acres southwest of the original 1927 development. The original North Hills development was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008 for its strong association with community planning and residential development in Knoxville and for its rich architectural significance. Numerous automobile subdivisions began cropping up during the early twentieth century in Knoxville, and North Hills was one of the first. With the presence of the boulevards, revival-style architecture, and heavy natural topography, the neighborhoods developed a uniform and elegant appearance that remains today. North Hills illustrated the trend that led away from busy downtown living, creating a dependence upon mass streetcar transportation and eventually toward dependence upon the automobile. 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.

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Dollywood’s Harvest Festival Celebrates the Beauty of the Smokies Guest-favorite festival features fall fun, immersive music, thousands of pumpkins


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A meric a’s favorite fall family destinations, celebrates the splendor of autumn in the majestic rolling foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains during the Harvest Festival presented by Humana going on now through October 30. The annual guest-favorite event includes the family-friendly Great Pumpkin LumiNights presented by Covenant Health, which has quickly become a cherished experience for parkgoers. Soak in mountain majesty as the hills come alive with vivid color, the smells of apple and pumpkin treats waft through the streets and the sounds of our award-winning rides fill the air with adventure. As the sun sets, you’ll be wrapped in a whimsical warming glow as the park transforms into an enchanting display of illuminated carved pumpkins and shimmering pumpkin icons. “Fall is a special time of year in the Smoky Mountains, because God’s handiwork is on full display for everyone to enjoy when they come to visit,” Dolly Parton, Dollywood’s



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Dreamer-in-Chief said. “It’s also the time when the heat of the summer fades and the crisp, cool evenings make it just right to enjoy the fresh mountain air. Some of my most treasured family memories took place during the fall, and I want our guests to make their own wonderful memories while they are here. “Our team works so hard to bring the mountains right into the middle of the park with all those great decorations and experiences. You really are surrounded by the colors of fall the whole time you are here. It’s no wonder we won this year’s Golden Ticket award for Most Beautiful Theme Park in the whole world; no other park in the world is built right in the middle of the Smokies!” Last season, reinvigorated decorations and visually-impactful landscaping techniques were implemented throughout the park to immerse visitors in a fresh, new look. One of the “biggest” additions to last season’s festival returns this year, as guests

can peruse more than a dozen colossal pumpkins. Last year’s prize pumpkins ranged from 800 to 1500 lbs. each. The massive displays come from growers across the East Coast who look forward to sharing these gargantuan gourds with guests. When the sun sets over the Smokies, the park transforms into a display of autumn splendor as thousands of carved pumpkins

and larger-than-life pumpkin icons light up the night. A warm orange glow shines across the park, inviting you to explore a world of not-so-spooky nighttime fun. Stroll through a forest of shimmering sunflowers, see a family of glowing frogs, and snap a memorable family photo in front of our towering Pumpkin Tree. No festival at Dollywood is complete without award-winning entertainment, and the Harvest Festival certainly delivers. With artists representing genres from Southern gospel and bluegrass to classic country and Americana, there is something to satisfy every musical taste. Performances take place on indoor and outdoor stages throughout the park, allowing the engaging sounds to echo through the surrounding hillsides and create a highly-engaging entertainment offering. Even more artists can be found roaming the park, literally taking the music to the streets! Among the festival headliners are CeCe

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Winans (Oct. 9), Shenandoah (Oct. 20-21, see the Boomerocity article from Everything Knoxville July 2021), Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (Oct. 4), Rhonda Vincent and the Rage (Oct. 14-15), and the Lee University Singers (Oct. 17). A complete schedule can be found on Dollywood.com. Additionally, the new Night Time at the Back Porch offers some of the best up-and-coming performers from the Southeast an opportunity to share their talents during the park’s evening hours. Dollywood’s culinary team has created a smorgasbord of creations to take advantage of the bountiful supply of crops provided by the Smoky Mountain harvest. The smells of smoked bratwursts, turkey legs, or chicken and andouille sausage gumbo pair nicely

with the fresh tastes of sweet potato poutine, spiced pumpkin bisque and BUSH’S three bean pumpkin chili. For sweet treats, the ever-popular pumpkin spice is in full supply with items ranging from pumpkin spice churros with pumpkin fluff to pumpkin spice salted caramel mocha iced coffee. Items like the maple pecan and bacon funnel cake, hot apple cider and the apple pie milkshake are perfect to carry and enjoy while admiring the beauty of Dollywood in the fall. Visiting artisans and makers display their handmade wares at locations throughout Dollywood. Many even demonstrate the talented skills and techniques they use as they create their one-of-a-kind treasures. During the Harvest Festival, Dollywood is open from 10 am to 9 pm Wednesday - Monday through October 30. The park is closed on Tuesdays throughout the festival. For more information and a park operating calendar, visit Dollywood.com or download the Dollywood app. With so many opportunities for creating vibrant new family traditions and fun date nights, Dollywood’s Harvest Festival is a must-see experience this season.

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Center New Exhibitions Opening Emporium October 1


HE ARTS & Culture Alliance is pleased to present five new exhibitions at the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from October 1-31. Masks are required for all visitors, as is maintaining physical distancing guidelines. Most of the works will be for sale and may be purchased through the close of the exhibition by visiting in person or the online shop at www.knoxalliance.store. The Fountain City Art Guild in the Lower Gallery The Fountain City Art Guild will feature original art by nearly 30 local artists, including oils, watercolors, woodworking, and more. The mission of the Guild is to create an atmosphere that promotes, encourages, guides, supports, and informs artists in our guild, which currently has about 50 members. The Fountain City Art Guild began in 1979 as a group of women who met in the “Art Cellar,” the basement of Chloe Harrington’s home. Most of the Guild members were watercolor artists. For several decades, they were known as the Fountain City Watercolor Guild, and they met in various churches and homes in the community, holding exhibitions in local businesses. In 2000, the Guild voted to allow other 2-D media in their exhibits, and in 2015, members voted to allow nonfunctional 3-D work as well.

Alex Smith: Rerouted in the Upper Gallery Alex Smith is a native Knoxvillian. A graduate of Carson Newman University, he also studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and completed his MFA at The New York Academy of Art. He enjoyed living and working in Brooklyn, New York, until the pandemic. Knoxville has welcomed him home. The past year and a half have informed this new exhibition. Artist statement: Like most of us, I’ve grown accustomed to constant detours and changes of plans. Detours send us down roads we didn’t anticipate, and now that we’ve gone this route, we have had to find new ways to interact and experience the world. This exhibition includes works of New York’s grit alongside East Tennessee’s verdant landscape, ranging from hyper-realism to abstracts. While my landscape has changed, I remain true to my classical training and goal, which is to make work that invites viewers to look closer and know the painting’s story. Douglas Molinas Lawrence: 50 Bud Vases in 50 Days on the North Wall Artist statement: This project was born out of a desire for change. I am a planner, I over-design and overthink everything, stressing the



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details. I have so many full sketchbooks, but all too frequently get overly critical in my head and am paralyzed into inaction. The designs are left on paper, rather than translated into wood. I decided to break that cycle, to push myself out of my comfort zone and challenge myself to make 50 bud vases in 50 days, each beginning as a 6" x 6" x 2" block of ash. There is a certain creativity that only arrives while engaged in the act of making, and that’s what this project taps into. The bud vase was a natural fit as the focus of the project, as the plants chosen to fill each are brought in only as a temporary attraction, never lasting perfection. Each day in the challenge required releasing the previous day’s idea and beginning anew again, similar to the daily routine of finding new plants with which to decorate. Mike Lana: Beyond the Walls in the Atrium Beyond the Walls is a series focused on exploring the Bible through recontextualization, modern parallels, and a playful aesthetic delivery that looks to balance material, concept, design, and stylistic juxtaposition to present a fresh view on the greatest story ever told. As it is with the church delivering the gospel, or good news, outside of its’ walls to reach into the world, so comes the title of the series. Mirroring life, and the calling to the great commission, its intent is to transcend beyond the walls of the gallery and into the streets - beyond the eye of the individual and into the heart. Foothills Craft Guild: Fine Crafts in the Display Case Foothills Craft Guild is pleased to showcase the work of more than 15 artists working in a variety of media such as fiber, wood, stained glass, hand stitched bead art jewelry, clay, leather, glass, and so much more. The Foothills Craft Guild, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization chartered in 1968 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to promote fine crafts by 1) setting high standards of creativity and excellence of execution for a variety of handcrafts, 2) providing demonstrations, scholarships, and education about fine craft for people of all ages, and 3) promoting the sale of fine crafts. FCG is the oldest member craft guild in the State of Tennessee and has earned a reputation nationwide as one of the best in the Southeast region. Their vision is to continue to set standards that encourage artisans to take advantage of new technologies and techniques to design and create works of beauty. They are dedicated to expanding their educational activities about fine crafts and creating strategic partnerships to encourage the continuation of fine craft. The exhibitions are on display at the Emporium Center, located at 100 S. Gay Street in downtown Knoxville. The Emporium is open to the public Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. For more information, call 865-523-7543 or visit www.knoxalliance.com.

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Zoo Knoxville: BOO! at the Zoo October 9 - October 24


OO! 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 trick-or-treating along the BOO! Trail, where little trick-or-treaters can fill their bag with goodies as they make their way through the zoo. BOO! Dates: Saturday - Sunday, October 9-10 Wednesday, October 13 (Member’s Night) Thursday - Sunday, October 14-17 Thursday - Sunday, October 21-24

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Dogwood Arts: Old City Photography Exhibition at the Dogwood Arts Office and Gallery. Monday - Friday 10 am to 5 pm through October 29.


Stronger Knees for Lady Hikers Workshop at Ijams Nature Center at 6:30 pm. Hal and Phil Off the Record with Bob at the Bijou Theatre at 7 pm. Gregory Alan Isakov and Patty Griffin at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.


Boy Named Banjo at the Bijou Theatre at 7 pm. Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Series: William Shaub and Friends: Tour of Italy at the Knoxville Museum of Art at 7 pm. Also October 7. Earth, Wind & Fire at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 pm.


Henry Cho at the Bijou Theatre at 7:30 pm. The Monkees Farewell Tour at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 pm.


Drive-In at The Midway at Chilhowee Park: Raya and the Last Dragon (PG) presented by Knox County Public Library at 7:30 pm. WDVX presents Darrell Scott at the Bijou Theatre at 7:30 pm. Knoxville Symphony Orchestra: Aretha: a Tribute at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm.


Fall Frolic Craft Fair at Marble Springs State Historic Site from 10 am to 4 pm. UT Vols vs. South Carolina at Neyland Stadium.


Old City Market on West Jackson Avenue from 11 am to 4 pm. Sunsphere Sundays presents COIN at World’s Fair Park at 6 pm. Benefiting the Sunsphere Fund. Zach Williams at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 7 pm.


Swing for Joy: Charity Golf Tournament benefiting Joy of Music School at Gettysview from 11:30 am to 6 pm. The Tallest Man on Earth at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. Knox County Schools Fall Break through October 15.


Johnnyswim at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm. Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: Buy Local: Celebrating Knoxville’s Music & Musicians at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.



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Zoo Knoxville Senior Day Free admission for those 65 and over 9 am to 4 pm. Exploring Shaver at the East Tennessee History Center at noon. Random Acts of Flowers: Flowers After Hours from 6 to 8 pm.


Billy Prine and The Prine Time Band at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. Chicago at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm. Darren Knight aka Southern Momma at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 8 pm. Tall Ship Pinta at Calhoun’s on the River at Volunteer Landing through November 1.


Knox Heritage: Sights & Stories Architectural Walking Tour on UT Campus from 10 am to noon. Saturday Spruce Up at Volunteer Landing from 10 am to noon. UT Vols vs. Ole Miss at Neyland Stadium.


Beeswax Candle Making at Knoxville Botanical Gardens from 1 to 3:30 pm. Sunsphere Sundays presents Dawes at World’s Fair Park at 6 pm. The Greatest Hits of Foreigner at Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 7:30 pm.


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OCTOBER 23 continued Monsters at the Museum at the East Tennessee History Center from 11 am to 3 pm. Blount Mansion: Halloween Evening Tours. Also October 29-31.


Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade and Pet Expo at UT Gardens from 1 to 5 pm. The Phantom of the Opera 1925 Movie at the Tennessee Theatre at 3 pm. Sunsphere Sundays presents The Lone Bellow at World’s Fair Park at 6 pm. Michael W. Smith at the Bijou Theatre at 7:30 pm.


Cancer Support Community: Celebrating the Art of Survivorship luncheon at The Foundry on the Fair from 11 am to 1 pm. Trivia Night at Zoo Knoxville from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. L.O.L. Surprise! Live at the Tennessee Theatre at 6 pm. Kevin Gates Khaza Tour at Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 8 pm.


Muse After Dark Costumes and Cocktails at Muse Knoxville from 6 to 9 pm. UT Humanities Center Conversations & Cocktails: Gentrification via Zoom at 7 pm.



Freaky Friday Nite at Mayor Bob Leonard Park in Farragut from 5 to 7 pm. Fanboy Expo at the Knoxville Convention Center. Friday noon to 7 pm, Saturday 10 am to 8 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 6 pm through October 31. Alton Brown Live - Beyond the Eats at the Tennessee Theatre at 7:30 pm. Drive-In at The Midway at Chilhowee Park: Coco (PG) presented by Knox County Public Library at 7:30 pm. The Avett Brothers at Thompson-Boling Arena at 8 pm.


Casting Crowns at Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 7 pm.

Samantha Fish at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.


The Price is Right Live at Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 7:30 pm. Knoxville Horror Film Fest at Central Cinema in Knoxville and Parkway Drive-In in Maryville at 7 pm through October 24. Drive-By Truckers with Buffalo Nichols at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. Knoxville Symphony Orchestra presents Symphonie Fantastique at the Tennessee Theatre at 8 pm. Also October 22. Trick or Treat in the Cave at Historic Cherokee Caverns through October 31. Fridays from 5 to 8 pm, Saturday & Sunday from 3 to 8 pm. Drive-In at The Midway at Chilhowee Park: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG 13) presented by Knox County Public Library at 7:30 pm. Scott Miller at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm.


Spark Center: Spark Fun Run & Roll at The Cove at Concord Park from 9 am to noon. Fall Tree Walk at Knoxville Botanical Garden at 10 am. Mudder’s Day Madness 5K benefiting Harmony Family Center at Camp Montvale. Race begins at 10 am.



Halloween Beds Brews and Boos at World’s Fair Park from 1 to 8 pm. Sunsphere Sundays presents St. Paul and The Broken Bones at World’s Fair Park at 6 pm. MARK YOUR CALENDAR:


A Day to Remember at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 7 pm.


Gojira at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 7 pm. TobyMac at the Tennessee Theatre at 7 pm. The Record Company with JJ Wilde at the Bijou Theatre at 8 pm. All event dates and times subject to change.

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E HAVE been reflecting on our first year of publishing Everything Knoxville, and are thankful for the new relationships and what we have learned in this new venture. We have also come to recognize – perhaps as a result of our brief time of “returning toward normal” over the summer - the difference in the planning, experiences, and, in some ways, the measuring of our days, activities, and priorities. After spending 25+ years in the small business world, the effects of the past year and a half (the Ides of March 2020 to present) have resulted in significant differences in the norms of many businesses, and simply how to go about it. As an example, we moved to Knoxville to take over a territory for a national manufacturer and I spent the next 10 years building the business; hiring, coaching, and managing day to day affairs. Looking back to that period, the daily or weekly priorities were relatively simple to plan and measure; the number of contacts, meetings, proposals, and transactions, which are common across many industries and markets. During this past 18 months, it has been radically different. Although technology provides some degree of personal interaction, most salespeople, entrepreneurs, and small business owners need to be out in the market - busy,

challenged, and involved with others as it is what makes them “tick.” This is a vital part of maintaining a sense of normalcy, relationships, and the operation of the business. The often dreamed statement of “if only I had the time” became real for many. Although some folks did take advantage of the opportunity to pursue new projects or passions, the radical change in routines and lack of connection caused many to slip into fractured patterns of inactivity and losing motivation to do much - as good intention and plans often had to be postponed or canceled since we couldn’t plan anything for next week or even next month! For those used to planning and doing, the shift of activities, lack of interaction, and making all plans “tentative” is a temporary situation. Let’s not allow ourselves to accept these new habits as permanent. I recently realized my “intentional behaviors” have taken a back seat this past year and that it’s time to reset and clarify priorities and the specific actions needed. I would encourage everyone (myself included) to get out that pad of paper or iPhone note and start a list of activities - whether business or personal - to get in the habit of doing again. Intentions and ideas cannot be tracked, but specific actions leading to a goal can be.


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October 202 1

MATTHEW B. DOPPELT D.O., F.A.O.C.D., F.A.A.D. Board Certified Dermatologist


in celebrating 18 years of Southeastern Dermatology at our annual Glammiversary celebration happening Thursday, November 4th. Take advantage of unmatched discounts on products and procedures and plenty of fabulous prizes that all guests and online shoppers will be entered to win. A Private Shopping Experience The event will take place from 10 am to 7:30 pm on Thursday, November 4th. With four different private shopping windows, guests who reserve a time will have the opportunity to learn about our products and procedures and meet with our cosmetic team in a more intimate setting. Beer, wine, and light bites will be served. Biggest Discounts of the Year Glammiversary features the biggest savings of the year on all of our products and procedures. Enjoy discounts on your favorite skincare products from top brands like SkinMedica and EltaMD. Find out how you can tighten skin on your face, neck, and chest with Ultherapy, erase unwanted ink with PicoSure laser tattoo removal, or sculpt your face and body with FaceTite, BodyTite, AccuTite, Evoke, and Evolve. Reverse the signs of sun damage and aging with procedures like DiamondGlow, Dermaplaning, HydraFacial, chemical peels, and laser skin rejuvenation. Regain a youthful appearance with our collection of anti-aging injections, including BOTOX Cosmetic, Juvéderm, and Sculptra. Shop Online Can’t make it on event day? With our online store, virtual attendees can purchase all of our products and procedures with the same special

Glammiversary discounts. Online shoppers will also be entered into all of our giveaways. More Than $15,000 In Prizes All guests and online shoppers at our annual celebration will be entered to win from a selection of prizes valued at more than $15,000. Shoppers have the chance to stock up on the classic wrinkle eraser Botox, correct or prevent signs of aging with the #1 best selling dermal filler Juvéderm, and eliminate fat and loose skin in one minimally invasive treatment with the revolutionary body contouring procedure EvolveTite. See our website for the full list of prize packages. Purchase a Dopp Box Guests to this year’s Glammiversary can purchase a custom Dopp Box filled with products valued at $300. All proceeds of the Dopp Box will go to Breast Connect, Inc. Breast Connect Inc.’s mission is to connect women with relevant information, resources, and friendships to empower them to become their own best advocate in the fight against breast cancer. There are a limited number of Dopp Boxes available, so call to reserve yours before we run out! Create Your Glammiversary Wish List Stay ahead of the game by scheduling a complimentary consultation before the event to start working on your wish list. Tell us about the products and procedures you’re interested in trying so we can provide a customized treatment plan before you make your purchases. It’s as easy as calling us or visiting our website to request an appointment.

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